Is it time to get a real job? 09/15/2011
Lately I feel as though my body, mind and spirit are being pulled in two very distinct directions; continuing to expand my online business and going out to get a... dun dun DUN... real job. >big gulp<
I even had a dream interpreted earlier this week by my good friend Kim Larocque that turned out to be all about this [unspoken] pressure I feeling from outside sources for me to go out and get a real job.
I'm sure some of this can be attributed to my car being repossessed a few weeks ago.
Any normal person might say how could you let that happen? Didn't it occur to you to go out and get a job? Well, my answer is yes, it did occur to me.
But I can't ignore the voice within that is telling me to stick it out and just keep trying! That success is not that far out of my reach.
It's not as if I'm beating a dead horse here [sorry for the horrific visual]. My business is generating an income. People, YOU, are showing an interest in my work. Things are getting better.
Just not at the rate my bills need them to.
I'm still not totally settled on where to go next with this dilemma. But I figured, if I was experiencing this separation, then you might be to. And we should never, ever feel alone just because we afraid to be honest with ourselves out-loud.
I'm not sold on going out and getting a real job. But if something fell in my lap that supported my values and allowed me to keep at it on The Rainbow, then I can't say that I wouldn't scoop it up and eat it. Er, take the job.
What about you? Are you feeling the pull between what you heart is calling you to create and the voice of the real world knocking at your door? Maybe you've heard it before and over came it? I'd love to hear where you are at right now in regard to your hearts calling and societies standards.
Truly, Madly, Deeply,
Great Goddess Interviews: Amy Palko 09/13/2011
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be an author. I told everyone from around the age of 5 onwards that I was going to write stories - I was right!
If you could pick 3 colors to surround you for the next 6 months, what would they be? Sage green, cranberry red and creamy ivory - all colours that speak to me of growth, femininity, expansiveness, fruition and groundedness.
What is your number 1, super-duper, never ending important goal for your life? To live fully while loving deeply.
What is the first thing that crosses your mind most mornings? The very first thing is a random selection of images as I chase after dream fragments, desperately trying to recall the stories my unconscious told me in the wee small hours. And then, once I've given up the chase, it's my affirmation: I am open to receiving the gifts the universe has to offer me today.
Who is your favorite super-hero? Can I have a goddess instead? Artemis - a fierce protectress who, by practicing perfect balance and perfect aim, achieves her goals with grace and compassion.
Tell us one strange-ish fact about you... I have a PHD in English Literature for a thesis that explored the work and career of Stephen King.
What celebrity figure has given you the most inspiration within the last year? Elizabeth Gilbert - the way she shares her own experience of what it means to be a woman, a spiritual seeker, a writer, so that other women can begin to reflect upon their own experiences, is deeply inspiring.
What are you doing right now that is of service to the world? I'm giving women permission to be self-centred, because I believe that when we centre in self we operate from a position of exquisite abundance.
don't ignore the signs 09/12/2011
Do you ever have those days where you just don't know how to answer your soul's calling? For me, my soul calls me to write. Maybe yours calls you to paint, sing, dance, build parks, climb mountains or go scuba diving.
In Steven Pressfield's The War of Art, he talks about showing up. No matter what you are experiencing, the person that is professional about listening to their calling and is serious about their happiness always shows up.
What areas of your life have been calling to you, requesting that you show up? Are you listening? Have you been responding to their call? Or do you hear it and dismiss it?
Consider for a moment that by answering this calling something within you will be released. Something that has been holding you back and that you felt was in your way.
You don't even have to show up with an idea of what will come from you participating with this calling. That doesn't matter. You are merely the vessel through which Source energy travels to be created.
This is your sign from the Universe. This is your reminder to answer that voice. Something so very magical and crucial to your happens in store for you. If you only just show up.
It's time to let go 09/10/2011
What is given to you is what is needed; what you want,
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