As I was working with my coach yesterday, I told her I felt a shift in energy over the last couple of weeks. I can feel events unfolding and moving forward. There is an excitement, and a feeling of being in the flow, that I have felt before, when things seem to be creating right before my eyes. I feel more fully alive. I have many ideas, and I’m learning that while I can work on several at a time, I’m scheduling appointments with myself so that I might complete them one by one. And, in the words of my favorite grandmother – “Honey, you don’t have to try so hard.” What a wise and wonderful woman!
Deng Ming-Dao says “When Tao comes to you in this way, ride it for all that you are worth. Don’t interfere. Don’t stop…Don’t try to direct it. Let it flow and follow it…As long as the song lasts, follow. Just follow.”
By aligning our values and priorities, the “who” we are willing to be, with the gifts and strengths we have been given, we allow the co-creative power of the universe to move us in the direction of wholeness. This is a position of integrity and creativity. We will be brimming over with new ideas to rest up against our values, and if it feels right, move forward into new accomplishments and new projects in which to participate.
When you are in touch with this energy, your creations come from the very essence of who you are. You bring forth your authenticity in your intelligence, your talents and your behaviors. You will know you are living your purpose and your passion, moving from job to vocation, when you feel alive as you bring your dreams into reality. Sit quietly and listen to the truth of your inner voice, and then bring your unique self to what ever you are doing – writing a book, attending a board meeting, cooking a meal, coaching a client, or driving a taxi.
Release any resistance you might have to your inner talents, ignoring judgment and criticism, as you bring your gifts to the world. Let go of the doubt and fear you’ve walked hand and hand with on your life’s journey, and move forward to embrace who you know you are. It might be helpful to think back to your childhood, before you had time to absorb the teachings of your tribe. Can you remember the natural essence of you, who you are?
The most beautiful message any of us can ever receive is “Honey, you don’t have to try so hard.” When you are working in the flow, it is not hard. It is joyful and you are filled with gratitude.
Georgia Feiste, owner of Collaborative Transitions, located in Lincoln, NE, is a life transitions coach, writer, and workshop facilitator. She specializes in business, career and personal life transitions. Coming from a 30 year background in a C-level corporate position, she is uniquely skilled in providing support and encouragement as her clients set intentional goals to attain their desires, holding open the space they need to stretch and grow. Her passion is success grounded in purpose and passion, standards of integrity and priorities in life. Her website is http://www.collaborativetransitions.com, where she blogs about business and career, and http://www.rainbowbridgecoach, where she and many other coaches blog about mind, body, spirit and emotion. Georgia can be reached at (402) 484-8098.