Are You Committed to Growth or to Being Stuck?

There is a really beautiful wave of people coming into my practice these days ready to take ownership of their lives. 

I LOVE IT. 

There is nothing more exciting to me than someone who walks into my space and say, “I’m ready to do the work.  Let’s go.”

It is amazing how much suffering and stress a person is willing to endure because they aren’t ready to make a change.  Fear, pessimism and sheer stubbornness keep you trapped in a painful, exhausted, uninspired state.  There is a better way and it all begins with you.

If you are not committed to growth, then on some level, you are committed to being stuck.  In the job that makes you crazy.  In the relationship where you are depressed.  In the body that hurts everyday or you look at with disdain. 

Are you willing to drop the story about your life and create the life you actually want? 

Are you willing to take a bold, brave step into unknown territory?  This is not an easy choice to make.  This is one that you make with your whole heart and your whole being.  It is a commitment to truly living and not just letting the days pass by. 

It takes courage to step into a place of action.  It takes discipline.  It takes a pioneer spirit. 

Not everyone is living life like this.  You will have to take a stand and declare ownership of your time on this planet again and again.  What does this look like on a practical level? 

1.  Know what you want

Sometimes I like to ask patients what they truly want.  Like if you could wave a wand and create anything you like in your own fantasy world…what would you want?  Sometimes I hear, I don’t know.  This breaks my heart.  Turn that inner child back on.  Believe in your life.  What do you want?  What would make your heart sing?  What would make you so happy that you would launch into a touchdown dance or want to skip down the street?  How different does it look from what’s happening right now?  Do you believe you can have this fantasy?  I do.  I believe it for you 100%.

2.  Stop doing what everyone else is doing.  Don’t buy into cultural norms.  Be a lion, not a sheep. 

Get up at 6am to write.  No more mindless snacking.  Be the voice of love and possibility.  Look at your naked body and tell it that you love it.  Over and over.  End the relationship.  Begin the relationship.  Take a stand.  Quit your job.  Get off your phone.  Go hang out in the woods.

3.  Walk forward with your Radiant Heart. 

I know it is scary as hell to break your own mold.  I personally believe in past lives but we are only conscious of this one that we are having right now.  If this is your only life, what are you doing with it? 

Making a conscious choice sets off alarm bells to the Universe and unseen guides and forces stream forward to assist you.  I guarantee it. 

This is one of my very favorite quotes.  Mega inspiring. 

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”

~ William Hutchinson Murray

Are you ready to feel different?  I’m here whenever you need me.