Have you ever had a day where you wake up and wonder, "how did I get here?"
Over the past year, I've had many of those mornings. Many changes have taken place in my life with various choices made in career path, activities, and relationships--all of which have taught me a lot about myself.
This learning has been eye-opening and challenging, to say the least.
In this internal turmoil, or what other's would deem stress, I've become more of a hermit. I've chosen to draw back from sharing myself authentically (and, if you know me, outgoingly).
My giggle has almost disappeared, and my ability to relax into the moment has become a skill gone seemingly dormant.
One morning in my meditation recently, I was hit over the head with the obvious--I've been negligent to take care of my spiritual self. I've let my thinking head and my attention to the urgent things of life keep me on my toes so I can't sit back, smell the roses, and really appreciate the things in this life that are causing this internal growth. And, with my focus on putting out fires, there has been no way for me to clearly set forth what I want to purposefully create in my future.
What feels like decades ago now, I used to travel around the country with my husband teaching workshops on how to manage emotional stress, improve relationships, and create the life of your dreams. Heck, we even wrote a book about it!
Now, after taking a different path for so long, I've decided to come back to one of the many tools we created then to enlighten the spirit of others.
It was called the Awaken your Purpose Mastery Course.
This year-long course had daily and weekly activities to add clarity to who you are, where you are going, and how you want to get there. We met once per month with people all around the world, via conference call, to keep the focus and inspiration alive.
Now, it seems, I'm ready to take this course for myself.
This time, there is no formal classroom and it's not going to cost anything. I'm going to go through it online, and invite you to join me for the sections that sound fun.
I will say there is an inner critic in me that wants to shout, "Why didn't you start this eight months ago when you felt the internal downslide starting?" Or, there is the lazy brain side of me that wants to remind me that "New Year's is just around the corner. Why not wait until then?"
The truth is: When you make a decision, you are powerful!
Today, in the dark, quiet of my house, I'm making a decision to be real again! I want to have so much joy bubbling up inside of me that I'm unaffected by the moods of others or circumstances around me. I want my optimism back, and trust in my higher self that is connected to the powerful source of all that is! Call it God, call it the Universe, call it what you want.
I believe there is a power bigger than myself, and I can tap into it anytime I want to live an extraordinary life.
I've deemed this my Soul Recovery Project.
The goal is highlight the purpose of my life--to trust so deeply my spiritual nature, my intuition and internal guidance, that I can walk confidently through anything that comes my way.
My aim is to be vulnerable and authentic.
My path is to share daily components of this process to allow you to do the same.
I'm reminded that earlier on in life, I often used the motto "Enjoy the Ride." It's time to bring it back, and I do hope you are ready to have a blast on this journey to Awaken your potential!!
Here is the overview for Month 1: Set the Stage. (Some additional background info about the course included, but not necessarily relevant to the moving-forward process)
Questions for the day:
- What areas of my life do I want to change?
- What are some things I'd like to learn about myself?
- Are there any inspirational books or talks I can listen to in order to add fuel to my motivational fire?
- What obstacles might stand in my way from allowing me to reach my goals?
- Are there any people in my immediate environment who might be affected by my personal changes? If so, how can I communicate with them so that everyone wins?