Inner Work

How To Hold Onto The Light When The World is Engulfed With Shadow

How To Hold Onto The Light When The World is Engulfed With Shadow

I've had this heavy feeling in my heart lately.

Maybe you have too?

I'm doing my self-care and daily practices but the joy, calm, centering and delight I usually get out of that work remains just out of reach.

There is so much wrong in the world. There is so little I can do about any of it.

I just want to cry.

I share a lot of the conversations I have with my fears/doubts/inner criticsand how it's possible to work through that stuff by sitting with it and working with it.

Butthis heavy feeling is...

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A conversation with the voice who says: Why bother? No one cares.

 

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Why even bother? This project is so lame - no one really cares about this you know.

This thought just keeps popping into my head as I work this morning.

I take a deep breath and re-focus.

And it just comes back.

I take another deep breath and re-focus.

And it comes back again.

So, instead of playing ping-pong with it, here I am.

Hello little voice who thinks this project is lame and no one cares. Let's talk.

(our conversation isbelow: the little voice is in italics)

Oh it's not just this...

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A Conversation with Self-Doubt

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Yesterday at the beach I posted this photo on Instagram and wrote this:
That moment when self-doubt swoops in and tries to shrink/cancel/derail my plans. Over the years I've gotten better at meeting it - offering compassion without giving it the driver's seat. Right now I'm really struggling though. Today I'm at the beach just being with it. Sorting out what needs to be forgiven and what needs to be let go of and what can teach me something useful to help me move forward. Being out of my...

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How To Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone.

How To Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone
I've been in a complicated place with my dreams lately.  

This happens when my dreams grow and then demand that I grow to keep up with them.

So I can see this new dream ahead of me and I can feel all the ways that I'm not there yet.  

Like it's close enough that I can see it, but far enough that it's still outside of my comfort zone. How to get out of your comfort zone

So either I have to bring it into my comfort zone, or I have to step out of my comfort zone to meet it.

This would be simple enough except when you...

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Deep Magic: Creating Expansion [plus a new live video series]

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Yesterday I shared this photo of my creative planning journal on Instagram along with a little story about how I made a promise to myself to journal on Monday mornings. Like to journal pretty much ALL of Monday mornings, for all of the year.

Monday morningjournaling is for exploring what's going on in my business and with my dreams. What's growing and needs support? What's ready to change? What do I want? How do I get it? Where is my purpose calling me to? What is inspiring me right now? How...

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Your dream needs you to be brave

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There are a LOT of reasons to NOT pursueyour creative dreams.

  • You might be a procrastinator.
When it’s time to work on your creative dreams suddenly the dishes need washing and you’re struck with the urge to scroll through your Facebook feed again.
  • You might just be too busy.
You carefully carve out time to work on your creative dreams but find that time quickly gets filled up with more important things to do and you just can’t get to your creative dream.
  • You might be waiting for the...

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Meeting with the cranky fairy of holiday resentment.

crankyfairy

I've been really snippy lately - justquickto get frustrated when things don't go right.

The holidays are a stressful time.

Most years I take great effort to avoid this and to create a really peaceful and happy end of the year - butthis year I just walked right into the madness of the holidays.

(Last year I even did a whole class on having a happy, calm and peaceful holiday season, which is now in the Creative Dream Circle- at the beginning of the month I reminded the Circle members that it's...

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Balance is Bullshit. Real Self-Care Strategies for Highly Sensitive People with Big Dreams.

Inner Work 101 is a series of in-depth blog posts I’m working on to de-mystify the inner workings of inner work. I’m tired of seeing brilliant creative people stumble around and settle for less than they really want because they don’t know how to navigate the path of their own potential and this is what I'm doing to help change that. Find all the Inner Work 101 posts right here.

balance is bullshit Creating balance can feellike an impossible dream, or a never-ending task, because it is both of those things.

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Practicing what I preach. Where is the gift in this shitty stuff?

Finding the gift in a shitty situation

Yesterday I wrote this post about How To Become A Dream Magnet which is such a beautiful idea and such a hard thing to practice.

So here I go, practicing. This shitty thing happened:

There is this service which I am paying for.

It's doing the thing it's supposed to do, but it's not attending to all of the details in the way that I feel the details should be attended to. (I don't like when loose ends are left dangling)

The person who provides the service agreed (with their words) that this...

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There is no way to "be safe".

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In my journaling practice, I keep encountering this part of me who has been working very hard for a very long time to create safety for me.

It sees every potential pitfall in life and tries to guard against them.

So while I'm skipping towards the things I want, this part of me is trying to pull me back because it believes that avoiding pitfalls is more important than chasing dreams.

Meanwhile my wisest and most heart-connected self believes that I do need to be moving towards what feels true...

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