I mentioned that last week I had a totally rockin sound healing session. I booked this session, both for me and for ABCcreativity, because I was feeling like things were not flowing in quite the way I had wanted them to be flowing.
And while my intuitive wisdom was clear: Everything is going to be fine. And by fine, I mean Totally Freaking Amazing, I was still struggling with the now.
Ever since I left my job, this little seedling of doubt and fear has been growing.
Everything is amazing. And yet… and yet I do have bills. I own a house and a car and have taxes and insurance and all of the bills that people have. And I don’t have any kind of guarantee about how much income I am going to have. And I don’t have anyone to fall back on.
I’m single. I don’t have anyone to split the bills with, or to cover for me if I am short sometimes.
Of course, if you know me you are thinking – you do have a family. And I do. I have parents and a sister who are not going to let me starve. Yes.
But they are not going to cover my bills every month just so that I don’t have to get a job.
If this is going to work, if I am going to keep on living my dream – I have to make it work.
And that, my friends, is the little seedling of doubt and fear that has been quietly growing.
I have to make it work.
This is a brutal little thought. It’s controlling and rigid and closed.
For four years, my creativity workshops and all of my creative work grew because I was fluid and trusting and open. And then I left my job to do them full time. And since then this controlling and rigid and closed energy has been slowly growing – in the name of keeping me safe.
In the name of making sure I’m ok, this thought was leading me down a path I have no interest in going down.
And I was starting to feel it. Split between two worlds. And I going to control and be safe and make things work? Or am I going to be in the flow, enjoy myself and trust?
Being the creative being that I am I tried to create something new with both. Structure and support and then freeflowing trust swirling around but it wouldn’t quite take. Because I can only be focused in one direction at a time. I can try to control, or I can trust. I really can’t do both.
This desire to be safe is perfectly valid.
I’ve stepped out into new and unfamiliar territory and it’s a natural response to try and constrict and create safety and structure and make sure everything is going to be ok.
I want to honour the part of me that made that choice. That was afraid and unsure and said “I am going to take care of things.” I love this part of me for wanting to keep me safe.
And I am choosing to not take any more steps down that path.
And I am choosing flow. And sunshine.
And this makes the little seedling of doubt and fear much more afraid.
So that’s what I’ve been working on. Embracing this little seedling and seeing how I can help him (it does feel like a him) feel safe and ok. Exploring what kinds of jobs I can give this part of me that are going to be helpful.
Really, who I really am is much larger than this little guy. The parts of me that trust and flow and radiate and create are huge. And powerful.
And yet they can get tangled up in a tiny little sprout of doubt.
And if I just spray some Raid on the sprout, shake it off, and carry it – it’s going to come back to life. Its roots go down quite deep, I can’t just eradicate it. Try to get rid of it and it will find a way to come back.
Trying to get rid of it means war. It means fighting against the part of me that wants me to be safe.
That feels kind of ridiculous.
And I love that this part of me wants to keep me safe. So here I am, finding ways to help him feel better and give him a useful job to do.
And at the same time I am opening up and giving the parts of me that trust and flow and radiate and create more space. More room. More power. More say.
So things are being re-arranged.
And to help me through the re-arranging, I am spending a lot of time alone and doing a lot of creative journaling.
Inspiration, clarity and purposefulness are flowing.
It’s like a tidal wave of light roaring through ABCcreativity. Opening things up and changing them. Making them brighter and clearer and more magically sparkletastic. (Starting with adding a payment plan and 100% money back trial period to make the Creative Dream Incubator an easier thing for you to join. Continuing with all sorts of ideas to make everything about ABCcreativity easier, more accessible and more magically useful for you.)
And it’s like a tidal wave of healing roaring through me and my inner world. Release, shift, re-focus.
So, that’s where I’m at.
And I want you to know – if you’ve got a seedling of fear or doubt growing - it’s ok. We’ve all got it.
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