After a day of feeling a degree of overwhelm, I realised I need to do some fresh prioritising or this book would never be finished
In stepped my beach coach, Des. We were walking on the beach and I was sharing my current lack of progress. Des came up with the plan for me to be accountable on a weekly basis.
There is part of me that doubts the value of my journey for others. Des reminded me:
You overcame this, if you hadn’t had that positive attitude and total belief that you were going to be healed, it might have overcome you. I said I might still be on dialysis. Des said I might not be here 🙂
That was my wake up moment. I so often forget the seriousness of the kidney failure I had. It takes Des and my freinds to remind me. I often think that what I did was no big thing!
It was very quickly clear to me that completing and publishing my book, Lucky to Be Alive: How I used the Power of Self Love to Safe my Life, had to be high on my list of priorities.
I realise that regular readers of this blog might think, “Haven’t we read this before?”, and while I can’t think of a specific blog post to that effect, the reaction would be understandable.
But now I’m putting it out there that this time my commitment is quite serious. I’m reviewing my plan for completing the writing and scheduling the editing, publication, and marketing elements of the plan.
I’m taking some steps to hold myself accountable to get this done.
One of those steps is to post a weekly update on progress with the book, and I’ll do that even if in my own mind, or in fact, I haven’t made great progress in a specific week.
One idea I am playing with is that in those weekly posts I want to include some excerpts from the book as I’m writing. I’m not sure if that will work, but I want to try it.
So many people have asked me when the book will be available and some of my friends have urged me to just get on with it! I’m very clear that I will soon be able to share with them and the world a realistic timeframe for that.
What would help would be for you, dear reader, and other readers of this blog, to share your comments and any questions or ideas, as I post my weekly updates.
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As we come towards the end of another year it is a good time to reflect on where you are now in relation to where you were almost 12 months ago.
Maybe you hit all your goals. Maybe like me there have been some things that were
great- you feel a great sense of achievement
some challenges :
What I will be doing over the next week will be to journal on how I am feeling, I will look back on each month.
This week I am taking time leading up to my birthday to take time to be still and listen as I reflect back on the reading I did last January. What stood out for me was that the card I drew for December was Just Be.
That is what my body has been telling me since I completed the Focus on Abundance 5 Day Challenge. The challenge raised questions for me and had my limiting beliefs appearing. As I flip back through my journals for the year, it is great to reference each month.
When I spend time reflecting on my year, I will be meditating, listening to my whispers and making note of what i have done that I can take into the new year.
A new year is time to start over, start fresh. This year I feel I will be building on what I have put into place that I am seeing myself powering forward.
At the Daring and Disruptive Female Entrepreneurs group that I belong to, end of year session last week we shared how we saw our year and then we ere asked to share with someone new, and swap the soul foot we had written on.
What so many of us found was the words we received spoke maybe to us for the coming year.
These words I received from another Suzi touched my heart. Then Lauren, another daring and disruptive joined us and shared what her word had been for 2016
Forecast Your Year Through Tapping Into Your Heart Whispers
The New Year is the time which bring us the energy of planning, forward-thinking, a focus on manifesting what we really, really want for the next year.
Using Oracle cards is an empowering way to look at what the year ahead may look like for you, in maybe a more gentle way.
How would you like to go into the new year, knowing that you are aligned with your heart’s true desire?
With clear intentions that are supported by your heart whispers, your intuition.
If you think it would help you to get clear on your intentions for 2017, I am offering a special New Year Heart Whisper Reading to set you up for 12 months of success, abundance and joy. You own forecast with guidance as you move towards that wildly abundant 2017.
When we smile we raise our vibes, our heart smiles and we feel the love that we are and our heart fills with gratitude. This one smile that comes from your heart will brighten the heart of each person you meet today. This allows your confidence to shine through where your brilliance comes forth. You allow imperfection to be your friend and and hope awakens you to the miracle that you are. The life you have been imagining comes into view. As you feel into this you, put it into your vibrational bubble and you move closer to the impossible becoming possible- Suzie 24/10/16
What I now understand at a deep level is that change is just part of the journey to freedom. When we fully love ourselves, we are embracing the changes we have made, the risks we have taken, the courage we have shown.
All of this allows us to move towards our own perfect journey to freedom.
In a way that resonates for each one of us and speaks to us from our hearts.
What follows are the many and varied responses to the question I asked that have inspired me and I trust you will maybe see your journey reflected on one or more of these beautiful women, my friends comments.
Peggy Nolan started the ball rolling and her take on the question got me thinking about this journey with new eyes. I to relate to fear holding me back on this journey.
My journey is far from perfect but along the way to living life on my terms, I’ve learned to set healthy boundaries, say yes when I mean yes and no when I mean no, and I’ve learned to stop asking permission.when I stopped asking permission it felt weird at first because I was a permission and approval seeker. The fear of disapproval held me back in so many ways. Not any more! When I stopped asking permission (or thinking I needed permission from SOMEONE to do X), my whole life opened up. Talk about freedom!
Debra Reble‘s words inspired the title of the post, they spoke right to my heart
It’s to open my heart, sustain my vibration as love and align every thought feeling and choice with my soul’s journey. True freedom is in the journey!
For me freedom is saying “*&*#& it” to what others expect of me and living life MY way. I’m already in that zone….just a little bit more and I will be completely free
Carol Hess delighted me and brought in a common theme of the journey being within:
Wow! What great questions! My perfect journey to freedom looks like listening to the wise woman within and recognizing my own divinity. It makes me feel cherished, awestruck, inspired, free, and filled with ease.
Lore Raymond reflect on what Peggy and Zeenat answered, so important to know, like , love and trust you: What you think about me is none of my business 🙂
Freedom right now looks like ignoring what the naysayers speak about what I can and can’t do. I just keep traveling my path in sacred service. it’s my life–and not theirs.
Natasha Botkin reminds us to live our way- a point that came through for many.
Being in love with live and living this in my own manner with the freedom to do so with a joyful, wonderful feeling
Barb Parcells shares that aspect of freedom that comes when from the simple things:
Freedom for me right now looks like living in my own home and being able to take off on my own whenever the feeling hits me.
Freedom is creating loving space around myself to respond and not react. I am deeply grateful to my self-nurturing practices of mindfulness and meditation that support my ability to hold that loving space for myself and others.
Debra Oakland express for us the wonderful feeling that embracing love brings.
Being myself without restrictions, loving everything from a place of divine love and light. Embracing love, love, love everywhere I AM. It feels wondrous!
Patricia Raga-Young adds in the important of gratitude, i think that propels us faster on out journey t freedom
Continue living an authentic life, honoring my truth and mission, serving others, being grateful and embracing love for where I am now.
Rachel Kieffer comment resonates for me as an abundant life reflect back to me that I am free.
Abundant life, thriving biz and frequent travel.
Jami Hearn love this, oh to be decadent and fulfilled.
It looks like coffee and lunch on my deck everyday! It feels warms and decadent and fulfilling! XoXo
Joanne Cruise shares the importance of living joyfully, such a part of the journey
The freedom to continue on my soul path & to support others to reach for their dreams in a way that’s authentic & aligned to their values. To live joyfully in each moment ~ To feel alive & happy with every decision & every choice!
The Heart Whisper Oracle card reading sets the focus for May. Starting with the Freedom card with the underlying message of letting go of fear. This can lead to being and feeling and having more abundance and joyin you life. Watch the video and reflect. See what arises for you as you listen to the messages.
Let go of the fear
Then the freedom can come
Spread your wings it is time to fly
Dream big, dust off that idea that you have tucked away
The one this is going to create those ripples of change in the world and more abundance to you and the world
What is your Big Dream that you will take action on in May? How will this change you? Change the world? As you can see I have set my big dream in motion on the video, now to plan time each day to write.
Are you good at resting, your body and your mind? Do you love thou thought of resting?
Suzie’s Oracle Cards are my daily inspiration for living my dream life! Each month I pick a card, then re-affirm the word and message daily. I ponder on what this means to me. I am amazed how I can focus on the word and then live it throughout each day! ~ Karen Brooks
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