STEP 5 – Release to Receive
Turn Your Focus Inward. You’ve done the work for the stuff in your external spaces. Now what about your internal spaces?
In order to create more space and abundance, we need to remove the stuff so we can be ready to receive.
You have evaluated at least one space. You have made not on to keep, throw away, give away or store, the clutter in this space. You have focused on your consumption and are currently working on building a strong foundation of gratitude. Kudos for you!!!
Please keep in mind that each step doesn’t necessarily end as you move onto the next step. It can very well be an ongoing process! That’s okay!
This step requires some more internal examination of the role in your life that you predominately play within ONE of the spaces
you chose to evaluate. For example, in my office, the role I play is an entrepreneur/coach.
Getting specific in our visualizations creates emotion and greater chances of us manifesting what we desire and how we want to feel!
- Write out the role you play in that space ____________________________
- Visualize yourself best self in that role. Shining and at peace.
- What is stopping that feeling from becoming reality?
- What limitations are YOU putting on yourself? What fears are causing these limiting beliefs?
Now we are heading back to Step 2…. It’s time to purge all that STUFF doesn’t serve you. Turn inward to your intuition. Does it feel right to throw out, or give away or store items? Does it lighten up the room? Does it release the clutter? Does it make you feel good?
We are looking to raise our vibrations within this role that you plan in your important space. Once we raise the vibrations of that role, all the roles in life work together with grace and ease. This is when life becomes more simple and you become more focused.
LASTLY, but very importantly, bless and say a mantra to everything you keep. For example, if you decide to keep an ornamental like a vase, hold the vase, give it grace and gratitude and create a sentence of acceptance for that piece.
“I thank this vase for bringing light to my spirit and giving me something beautiful to look at.”
Sounds coo coo? It’s not! It goes back to that step of gratitude which grounds us and simplifies life.
A QUICK NOTE:
Please be sure to comment on this step. I’d love to hear how you are doing with this process! Also, I’d love to continue to work with you! Please reach out to me and we will schedule a Clarity Coaching Call!
Links to all the Steps!
This blog post serves as a life hack on how to recover… from anything! Share this so you too can help others recover.
OMG the fatigue. It’s something I wasn’t aware of before I went in for my hysterectomy but 9 days Post surgery, I’m quite aware of it now. I recognize and respect it’s my body healing but damn, I’m already exhausted just moving my fingers enough to write the first two sentences of this blog.
The recovery has been harder… much harder than I imagined. Granted, my surgery was not just a grab and extract kinda of surgery. My uterus was quite stubborn. It was adhered to my bladder, pelvic floor and colon. So this turned out to be more than a routine procedure. On top of my stubborn uterus I had adenomyosis, endometriosis and cysts that all needed special attention. Sounds like a fancy cocktail for pain. Cheers!
So, I guess this is one reason my recovery has been so damn annoying and painful.
It wasn’t like I went into this surgery without any preparation. Before surgery I prepared myself for recovery mentally and physically. I kept my body pure. I prepared and consumed foods that supported blood building and reduced toxins. I cleaned the house. I even had a conversation with myself on how I was going to allow my body to do what it needs to do. Little did I realize that subconsciously I had hidden stipulations for my recovery …. “My body was going to do what it needs but it needs to be done in 7 days after surgery.” I gave myself a time limit. I’m strong. I’m healthy. My body can do this is 7 days right?
Wrong. As I lay in bed the morning of day 8, I mentally prepare myself for a great day. “Le’ts do this, Erika. Let’s get up, go for a walk. Record some yoga classes for my online membership. Create some invoices. Create content. Oh yes, it’s going down today!”
I sit up. Feet touch the floor. I stop just to see how I feel. Okay, so far… good! This is IT! Standing, standing, stand… and vomiting. All the while a little violin is playing in the back ground! Lol
Have you ever been excited to be forced to be still only to set up conditions for that stillness. So is that really stillness and going with the flow? Is that really allowing your body or life to do what it needs to do naturally? No, that’s forcing it. And if there is anything I know and I preach from experience it’s don’t freakin’ force things to happen.
Excuse me while I swallow this dose of my own medicine. Gulp. Tastes a bit bland like hard-headedness followed by the sour taste of stubborn.
So this morning, I was determined to not take my pain meds until noon so I can get my poor kids out of the house and buy them a toy or something. But after 15 minutes out, exhaustion sets in. We hit up a local coffee shop and I should have turned around and went home. But no, we shall move forward… “onward to the toy store” ye say my ego.
At the toy store I’m pretty sure I cut in front of someone in the checkout line. However, I was too tired to turn around and apologize and give her the spot back. I could barely lift my hand to get my wallet out of my purse. The owner of the toy store looks at this lady behind me and says, “namaste.” Namaste in a way that means… ‘just breathe, it’s okay.” I was even too tired to tell her that the context in which she used the word, Namaste was WAY wrong and disrespectful of the word and its origins.
So here we are back home, the boys are back on devices, I’m back on the couch. And we are all comfortable. And this is exactly where I should be right now. I got out because of my own need to see what was going on in the world. I was hopeful that being around other people would give me some energy. But if I would have really listened to my body, I would have stayed home because I knew deep inside I wasn’t ready.
Lesson learned on how conditional stillness can hinder us but unconditional stillness can help us let go. First, we have to let go of those expectations of our self and our recovery.
I’ll continue to do my meditations. Light stretching. Healthy eating (with the exception of gummy bears) and letting go of expectations. I will accept that this is my recovery. And just as the extent of the surgery was unexpected, my recovery will not be as expected. (Ohhhh those expectations will get us every time! )
When it’s time I will pick up right where I left off and then some. Stillness brings wisdom and clarity. And with that we create forward movement. So in actuality stillness is movement forward.
We need to allow our body to take the lead. We need to give our body time to
do what is natural in order to heal. We need to release expectations as they always cause aversions.
As Abraham Hicks says in my favorite healing meditation, “It’s natural that it would take some time for my body to begin to align to my improved thoughts of Well-Being. There’s no hurry about any of this.”
Thank you to my friend Shari Heftel for sharing her beautiful version of this healing meditation. I practice this meditation while in Legs Up The Wall position. Please comment below if you would like this healing meditation.
I had the fun privileged to do a FB Live interview on the Tour De Perspective with Ashley Diamond-Siegert. She’s started a thriving photography business and is on the cutting edge of a revolutionary new photography business. That’s all I can say for now, it’s top secret, but I will tell you it’s BRILLIANT!
Ashley is a go-getter. She’s continually growing her photography business and her Business Coaching Course in strategic and impressive ways. And she’s always down for some real talk and a good laugh.
Today we talked about Obstacles standing in our way to achieve our dreams. You really need to watch the video to get the full scope and it’s just a lot of fun and a ton of gold nuggets. Grab a pen and paper to take notes. Also, Ashley graciously provided us with an INSANELY good writing prompt sheet so you can really start to peel back the layers. (free download, no email address needed but if you want to subscribe to this blog, you will make the 2019 ‘cool people list’ lol)
I’m not going to tell you what to do because my Mamma says I’m bossy BUT if I were you, Here is what I would to get the impact from this blog…
- Subscribe below.
- Download The freebie —–> HERE!
- watch the interview (https://youtu.be/Kp6r0w4x8wc)
- Comment – Get a conversation going! That’s what this is about!
- Visit Ashley’s website for more great life changing tips. I promise she’s WAY MORE than a fantastic photographer. www.ashleysiegert.com
Below I’ve outlined 5 ways to get remove the biggest obstacle which is YOU. In the video you will find a lot more details and experiences. (After you watch the interview head to Pod Cast 2 titled, It’s Not Them, It’s You, for more clarity and depth on this topic)
- Take Responsibility – You are exactly where you are supposed to be
- Get Clarity on Your Dream (the writing prompt’s Ashley provided can be used as a tool for this!)
- Be the boss of our business and not your job – mindset shift for entrepreneurs
- Lose your security blanket – What are you holding on to that is keeping you secure and safe?
- Unpack your baggage and leave what doesn’t serve you. – Scarier done than said
This is your time to RELEASE so you can RADIATE your dream and power out into the world. Impact others on a greater scale and bodly serve your mission!
Assumptions are the love child of our stories and our conditioned existence. Assumption is the result of an aversion or something we don’t like. Assumptions can ruin relationships.
While we were waiting at the ENT I saw a woman waiting with two children. One was about two and the other I’d guess maybe 7 or 8. The older child had special needs that needed his Mother’s attention constantly.
I immediately gave thanks that I have two healthy children. Then I felt sorry for her. This is where my lesson of the day hit home. I felt sorry for her but at the same time I was so proud of her.
I was sorry that she had to devote all of her time to him and didn’t have a quiet moment to her self. Then I wondered how selfish of me was it to think that. I’m proud of her. Maybe she made the decision long ago that this was the way it is and she would gladly devote her life to her children and need for nothing more.
THEN I remember a lesson I taught in my Awake and Aware class about assumptions. How we make assumptions to satisfy our curiosity and our need to know. I had made a big fat assumption. I have perceived the truth through my self made smoke screen. I can not see things clearly.
Fact is I don’t know anything about her. Her life. Her past. Her choices. Her family. Not a damn thing. And I don’t need to know. What I need to do is send her unconditional love. That is it. That is all. Assumptions to fill my curiosity of human behavior are not necessary. SMACK IN THE FACE!
In our Yinster Community we also play a game. It’s called Truth and Dare.
This week’s Truth: identify an assumption in any given situation.
Dare: Step back from the situation, take a second to breathe and ask yourself, ” what happens when I let go of this assumption?”
This was my truth on assumption. Identified by a smack in the face. My Dare, what would this be like if I didn’t make this assumption…. is Love and Contentment.
I love those life lessons.
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