There is a huge level of trust needed when working to create the life your soul yearns for.
The journey will take you on uncomfortable paths filled with brambles and weeds. Your mind, a natural control freak, doesn’t understand, and tries to reason with you
“Weren’t we doing just fine on the comfy couch? It’s too scary out here. Go back, you’re just not good enough.”
It’s not about your logical mind and the fear it generates. It’s about the inner knowing of your soul and how it works with Universal Magic to breathe life into that yearning.
You have to trust and walk each step that guides you.
How do you know what that guiding voice is?
The nudges and clear callings come from deep within your soul. It’s the stong, yet gentle voice that tells you to walk right, pick up the phone, speak to that stranger in the corner, or just start a blog.
I noticed it when I first begged for a change to a life that mattered. My commitment was followed by a strong voice that drowned out the fear.
Write that book. Start that travel blog. Move back to Australia.
They were nudges that I didn’t understand, or were afraid to follow, but that voice would not let me say no.
Follow the voice even when it breaks your heart
Sometimes stepping forth into those opportunities will break your heart.
Craig and I didn’t want to move back to Australia from the States. It did affect our lives in several negative ways.
Raleigh is the only place in the world that feels like it has the roots of a permanent home. I cried for many days and nights over the feelings of failure and loss.
But, when the voice told me to return to Australia, I knew this was a chance for us to change our life, and step into that sacredness we yearned for.
I was determined to make the most of the opportunity else I’d never be able to live with the regret of the painful life we’d created.
The opportunities open up
We moved back to Australia at a time when blogging was just starting to take off and there were few travel bloggers. We started travel blogging with 14 years of travel experience behind us, so arrived with a lot of authority.
We hit it with intensity, quickly finding our voice, creating a community and establishing our credibility. The dream literally kept us awake at night.
We got noticed quickly in the Australian blogging (and global) world and rose to the top.
Doors kept opening and we kept stepping through them. We showed up when others didn’t. We said yes over and over again. If we could see that the opportunity would lead us to our eventual goal and vision, we participated, even if it meant I was five months pregnant and networking until 1am, or attending meetings with my 3-week old baby.
The yesses brought a lot of sacrifices, hard work, and intense learning. But, all of this contributed to us living the life we dream of right now.
It’s why when someone wants to tell me how lucky I am I have to restrain myself from bursting into a tirade.
It’s not luck, it’s wanting it so badly you can’t sleep, and then just doing whatever it takes. It’s just following the nudges and stepping into them as fearlessly as you can.
You’ll see in my upcoming book Step into your Sacredness: 12 principles for creating the life your soul yearns for, I don’t believe in luck.
Our success came because our commitment and opening up the space for the dream to align with reality. Commit and prepare yourself for the luck.
When you do that Universal magic steps into meet you and brings that dream racing along at the speed of Michael Shumaker on the home straight.
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How are you following the nudges and stepping into the opportunities?