Dreams Really Do Come True 08/31/2010
I found my job with Owning Pink through Twitter. I engaged in conversation with Lissa Rankin when her website was just beginning. I was already part of the community, posted regularly & had written a post on how I Owned Pink.
I asked Lissa one day if she knew where to begin to become a life coach. She pointed me toward her assistant Joy who was in school to become just that. After a short conversation with Joy, I was hired.
I had no intention of asking for a job with the company. I was following what my heart wanted, to be a life coach. The split second that it took to act upon my dreams, led me to something much greater than I could have ever imagined.
Here it is a year later. I find myself growing & evolving with the company. Learning more about myself, the skills I have to offer & how they are of service to others.
I remember the day I got hired vividly. Looking back now, I feel I have come so far and can’t completely register with who I was then.
I can only imagine where I will a year from now.
My message is this: we don’t know what’s coming our way. The dream we have been waiting to achieve could be just around the next corner. It is all in how you approach life.
Release attachment to what we think is reality. Be open to things showing up in “odd” packages (not literally of course, well, sometimes.) Follow our intuition. Listen to our heart. Always do what makes us happy & let go of what we think we know about life.
Dreams really do come true,
“Whatever you do in life will be insignificant but is very important that you do it because nobody else will.” –Ghandi
I first heard this quote while watching Remember Me. For whatever reason it has been engraved into my soul ever since.
It was recently brought to my attention that the intentions set by many of my friends & I at the beginning of the year are now or have already come true. It astounded me to acknowledge the growth & evolution that has taken place in mere months.
The actualization of these intentions were proven even more astounding when I got a phone call on Friday from my dear friend, Andrea, announcing the arrival of a 4 day old baby boy to her home.
When Andrea woke up that morning she had no idea that her evening would be spent cradling a precious child that was without a suitable family. In fact, she had plans on spending the even rocking out to 80’s hair metal with friends at a bar. (I was going to join her.)
Early in the day Andrea read a quote: “Beauty shows up when you allow it to. Same goes for anything else you want.”
After reading this, her perception changed. In the midst of her daily chaos she got a phone call that she almost didn’t answer. It was something she had longed to hear since the beginning of her adoption process, “I have a baby for you.”
If there is anything this year has taught me it is that The Universe knows better. We can set the intentions for what it is we want in life, but until we release the attachment to how it happens, we will never be completely satisfied. When we open ourselves up to receiving the full gifts of the world, anything is possible.
Release control, set your dream free & be open to what finds you,
Taking A Break For Reflection 08/27/2010
It is difficult for me to fathom exactly why & how fast this year has flown by, especially the month of August. It feels like only yesterday I was in New York and now I am already planning for my next trip to Arizona in October.
As the year comes to an end, I find myself weighing my options of how to spend my time. It seems like every weekend there is a concert or party going on. Not to mention the workshops & coaching programs I am participating in as well.
Today, I have the urge to sit with myself, in my house & gather my thoughts. As I sort through what will go in the garage sale, what will stay & how it all serves me, I will be grateful for all that has been given to me.
I will give thanks for my abundance in all its forms.
What are you grateful for today?
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The Dreaded "Change" (No not a sex change.) 08/26/2010
Every time a new season approaches I feel an internal shift take place. My mind starts working differently, I am draw to different colors & smells; I even develop a little skip in my step (more so then usual.)
This particular seasonal shift will be extra special.
Heather is moving in this weekend. I am doing an extreme decluttering through the boxes of stuff that reside in what will soon be her room. Then we are having a yard sale & whatever is left over will go to charity.
Not only am I shedding layers of stuff that do not serve me, but I am also shedding layers of emotional baggage that have become to heavy for me to carry.
I spent yesterday with a couple friends that I haven’t seen in months. The connection that we once shared was not as strong & at times I found it difficult to stay present to how things are now, because I was too focused on why it was different from before.
When I headed back home I was sad at what I felt like I had lost. But after sleeping on the disappointment, I can only relish in the fact that it is a great thing that our relationships have changed.
It means that we have grown & expanded. We have shed layers that once made us children & embraced our adulthood, our passions, ambitions & dreams.
We are moving forward.
Staying the same is easy, but being able to live in gratitude for what we cannot control (change,) is admirable.
StonedSoul Jewelry Giveaway 08/25/2010
Recently a dear Twitter friend of mine shared some of her beautiful jewelry with me. I figured, what better way to thank her for her generosity then to share it with you all! With that said, I hereby annouce... the next GIVEAWAY!
Here's how to enter:
I will randomly pick the winner of the contest Wednesday, September 1st and announce it right here on this blog. The winner will have the choice of one the above three items. Good luck!
I See An eCourse In My Future 08/24/2010
For a while now I have been contemplating creating an eCourse. My inspiration & sense of hope, per say, really came from taking Shannon’s eCourse, Inside-Out.
After my visit with her in Mission, Kansas I felt a flame ignite inside of me. It allowed me to see that it was actually possible to create an eCourse & it be a complete success.
My monkeys were telling me:
“You are too young to do something like that.”
“Who would want to take a creative journey with a 23 year old, let alone PAY for it!”
“Your ideas aren’t formulated enough!”
“You just aren’t ready.”
“You are nuts!”
Frankly, I am tired of listening to them. All of those things may be perceived as true to some people & that is okay. But since I have decided to step into my power & not care what others think along the way, I am going to create the eCourse anyway.
I am setting the intention that whoever is meant to show up for me, will. I will decide what my own concept of success is. I will plan to meet my goals, be inspired to continually to be live in my power instead of running from it & not make myself wrong for the goals I did not meet.
What are you creating?
I Don't Need Your Approval Anymore 08/23/2010
It has only recently become aware to me that I have regularly done things with the intention to have the approval of others.
We all do it, don’t we?
Specifically, I seek constant approval in my job by avoiding large projects that create the possibility for me to fail or let others down.
I seek approval while searching for my higher purpose, by making my worth & value be placed in the hands of those that choose to comment or not comment on my blog. By those who choose to watch my videos, read my writing or compliment my spirit daily.
This is no way to live; for any of us.
Once again, I am giving away my power. I am leaving how I value myself up to you guys! It isn’t your job to hold me accountable or give me a pat on the back for all the good work I am doing. Sure, I greatly appreciate the feedback. But when the down fall comes, when the feedback isn’t there & I find myself with the blankets over my head wondering why they don’t love me, I am back at ground zero.
Enough is enough.
I’m going to take the big projects, knowing that if I fail, I will have still gained more then if I hadn’t taken the challenge at all.
I’m going to keep writing & sharing my journey with the world, because my writing provides growth for me; comments or not.
I am enough. I have arrived. I am ready.
Taking Back My Power 08/20/2010
Earlier in the week an opportunity arose in my work for me to take the pull by the horns, step out of my comfort zone & run with a project that I felt was much bigger then myself. But instead of running with the bulls I ran back into my cave & put a sign out front that read "hibernation."
At what point did I decide that I was only going to take on things that are easy for me?
I find myself staying so far out of dodge that it leaves me sitting on the sidelines of the game.
Instead of throwing myself in there and proving that I do have the ability to do the things I am scared of I pass it along to the next person, hoping they can handle it better than I can.
What do I get out of this? Nothing really.
If my bosses didn't feel I had the ability to take on a project, they wouldn't throw it my way. I need to let go of the idea that I have to do things other peoples way & do it my own, knowing eventually we will arrive at the same destination.
And more importantly, I will have sense of accomplishment, my voice will be heard & I will have reclaimed my power.
This is Megan- hear me ROAR!
Step Away From The Keyboard! 08/19/2010
Yesterday I collided with a burst of creativity.
Yesterday, my internet also happened to be out of service due to a local power outage. Coincidence? I think not.
How have I not seen this before?
All of the home projects I have laying around, waiting to be completed have been left unfinished because of my internet addiction & NOT my lack of creative inspiration?!
It makes me wonder how blind I am to other things in the physical world because of my direct focus on technology.
This has really inspired me to take on more "unplugged" time. Who knows what kind of household goodies I would create if I didn't have some version of a keyboard attached to my hand?
Shedding Stuff & Finding Freedom 08/19/2010
Brawn & I moved into our house at the beginning of June. Since then, I have gotten my kitchen put away (although not entirely,) my bedroom organized, torn apart, organized & now torn apart again & the living room put in place. I still have one bedroom filled with crap that I have been avoiding at all costs.
On September 1st my dear friend, Heather will be moving in with us. She will take over the room that is currently filled with crap. I have no time to avoid dominating this mess any longer.
For the past couple weeks I can't help but think about my attachment to "stuff."
I have been present for the conversation of decluttering & living with less for sometime now with my friend Shannon & several other blogs I have stumbled upon. I have shed so much stuff over the last year, I have made at least 15 drop offs to the local thrift store & still MORE STUFF.
I am to the point where I can't take it anymore. My stuff is suffocating me.
What is the point of all this stuff anyway? I have gone in the room we do not speak of a total of 5 times in the past 2 months. Obviously it is stuff that is not vital to my survival or health. I spoke with Heather & Brawn & they have agreed to have a garage sale on 1st weekend of September.
I will shed my stuff, make some money & send the rest off to charity.
I feel good about this decision, although some parts are scary to think about. Like letting go of those childhood toys I have been dragging around since I graduated high school. However, in my heart I know that it is time to live more simply & rid myself of that which does not serve me.
What are you letting go of that does not serve you? Have you been avoiding that hall closet or kids toy chest? Think about how lively you might feel after letting go of some material weight- be FREE of stuff!
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