I’m in the process of writing a book. For the past 4 or 5 months, I’ve been on the verge of sending the final manuscript to the editor. For whatever reason, I don’t yet feel confident about it as a final product. So in my computer it sits.
I, like all of you, have gone through tremendous change and growth in the last few years. These days, the shift comes in at breakneck speeds and often leaves me reeling.
To manage, I’m given impeccable guidance from my multidimensional spirit team as well as my friends here in the physical realm. It’s really just a matter of my listening, and allowing. I recently had the great gift of receiving a little (but HUGE) message from Archangel Michael via Linda Dillon. Steve Beckow was generous enough to share some of his precious personal reading time with me.
The message comes at a time in my life where I’m striking out more on my own as a hypnotherapy practitioner and healer. As many of you light workers know there’s a fine balance in walking the line between 3rd density business know-how and multidimensional soul expression. It can be confusing and at times a white-knuckle, bucking-bronco ride.
The beautiful essence of AAM’s message was to be fearless and to follow the inner tendency within me to be a trailblazer. Having validation to support the choices I’m making in life has given me a gift that I was not able to give myself. AAM’s nod to continue on is the kick in the pants I needed to launch my contribution out there for those who may experience the appropriate levels of healing from its content. Go for it!
AAM’s encouraging words come on the heels of an experience that I’m sure many of you can relate to. Upon moving to a new town, I wanted to work in my field and generate an income. I have a home office, but I decided to put out feelers with other hypnotherapists that are already working to see perhaps if collaboration and partnership would be in my highest good and ease me into a greater client flow. What arrived on my path was a profound learning experience.
An existing hypnotist in the area where I live responded very enthusiastically to my interest in partnering. It quickly became clear that this practitioner was very traditional in his approach and a very devoted Christian fundamentalist. Being open, I didn’t want to make a judgement about how things might play out – to follow the learning opportunity to its natural conclusion.
This meant observing the situation as it unfolded for a few days or weeks. My primary goal, to stand in my power, personal sovereignty and maintain my professional integrity. There were no loud ringing alarm bells, or waving red flags. However, my friends Diane and Steve B. offered their insight suggesting that this arrangement might not be in my best interest – to put it mildly. They could see the future more clearly than I.
From my perspective, the business was an opportunity to start seeing clients immediately and make a little money. However, I would NOT be able to practice hypnosis in the way that I was used to. I was to practice strict traditional hypnosis. Not the transpersonal and spiritually-oriented work I love.
Initially, I thought I could work around it somehow. But as I started to see clients, I realized that I was simply incapable of doing this. I’ve integrated my soul self and my life’s experience so fully into my being and my practice that, for me, to do anything different than the work that I do would be impossible. It’d be like asking me to be someone else. There’s no part of my being that could pretend. It “does not compute.” So what’s a gal in such a position to do?
I brought in my reinforcements! The moment I realized that this was not going to work, I called as many friends and family members in my trusted inner circle as I could to find out what they thought of the situation. I asked their advice about how to manage the conclusion of this lesson with the highest level of integrity.
I got a lot of advice. It was all so good! The essence of that advice was that I have to be me. That any deviation from that would end badly for me. Whew, great, be me. Ok, here I go! So I did! I went and simply told this person that the arrangement was not going to work out, that I had to be true to myself, and this was not in alignment with that purpose. I thanked him profusely for all he offered and for the learning opportunity and I wished him well.
He had some uninspiring things to say in response to me, which I translated in my own interpretation as disappointment. I silently sent him love and vocally bade him farewell.
Now, on the back side of that lesson, I feel as if I’ve been given an energetic promotion. I’m more inspired than ever to complete my book and make some necessary changes to its content. I’ve decided that I’m going to let it all hang out, honoring both my life’s work and my sometimes messy life’s journey. My personal and professional experiences are integral to the work that I do and person I AM.