We are living in the most exciting times in human history I believe. Times in which we see the world and all living beings going through massive change and growth. While some of it is less than ideal (heck, just read the front page of the news), there is also a tremendous amount of good happening in the world, and good happening for YOU right now in this very moment.
If you’ve read my articles recently, you know this year is about acceleration! Everything seems to be speeding up… and this can work for you, or it can work against you.
If you hold on to old patterns, old out-dated beliefs, fears, etc. you’re likely to experience transformation by fire. The difficult type of transformation that comes from being in the depth of the pain, muck and “stuff” getting in your way.
Believe me when I tell you I know how difficult it can be. I’ve experienced this not just in the past going through foreclosure, bankruptcy and losing my business all at once. Even more recently, as my Soul calls me forward, I have had moments of feeling like I’d rather “die” than be courageous and take my next steps forward.
However, I am COMMITTED to following the path of my soul. So I don’t stop, I don’t hold on to the past, I step out in faith – with courage to do my part and work WITH the Universe to create positive, accelerated change for myself and those I love and serve.
So after experiencing another one of my own profound transformations – just days before facilitating transformation for a few dozen of my MasterHeart clients at our recent retreat – I want to share the three keys that worked powerfully, quickly and beautifully for me… and my clients!
I’m talking about three small, yet profound and powerful shifts, that can change your reality in an instant!
1) Remember to BREATHE
Anytime you feel stuck, stopped, in fear or doubtful that you can do what you KNOW you’re being call to do…breathe. Just a few focused, deep, conscious breaths can send a powerful signal to every cell of your being that you are SAFE.
When your body kicks into fight-or-flight, the highest part of your brain – and being -can only think of survival, protection, retreating or fighting. Stepping out in an act of faith, doing the thing you think you cannot do, giving voice to that which is yearning to be heard… all fall to the recesses of your being. And your once hopeful spirit succumbs to the old patterns again.
Whereas, when you BREATHE the infinite life-force into your body slowly and with focus, your body and brain can both relax into understanding there is no saber-toothed tiger coming to eat you, there is no former abuser showing up in this moment to defeat you, there is no “elder” assuring you you’re not “enough”… with your Breathe, there is only LOVE.
In this moment that you CHOOSE to love yourself by breathing through the fear… your being can open up to a new world. A world that allows you to take that step, give voice to YOUR voice, ask for what you need, share your authentic truth… knowing you will be okay. A few deep breaths can literally transform your reality in this moment. Maybe go ahead and take a few of them right now…
2) Find and Connect With Your Circle of Trust
Another one of the most powerful things you can do to fast-track your transformation is to find – and connect with – your circle of trust. Feeling isolated and alone on your journey can be one of the most debilitating feelings. We humans are meant to be TOGETHER, we are designed to thrive in COMMUNITY. We need each other, and it’s okay to admit we can’t – and don’t want to – go it alone. Nobody on this journey is meant to be a “lone ranger.”
If you’re like me, you weren’t born into a tribe of unconditional love and support, feeling seen, heard, valued and cherished for the beautifully and perfectly imperfect being you are. Many “tribes” simply want you to conform, fit into a box, play by somebody else’s rules and not SHINE your brightest light.
At a retreat I hosted recently, several of my clients felt as though they were lifting off the bushel that had been placed over their light. They could do this because they were finally – and many for the first time – standing in a circle of complete safety and trust. Where they could let go, feel seen, held and loved for who they truly are. There are no words to express the profound and life-changing power of a trusted circle. Anything becomes possible when you have this in your life. So, whether our paths cross and you step into my circle, or you find it somewhere else isn’t important. It’s only important that you DO find it and use it to help you soar.
3) Commit to Your Growth
The third, and crucial, component of fast-tracking your transformation is to make a solid COMMITMENT to your growth. Commitment is the fuel that holds your feet to the fire where those who are uncommitted would back away.
Commitment comes in different forms. It can be a deeply personal promise to yourself that you privately honor, no matter what. Or, for many people, the power of commitment comes from making it public, or backing your commitment with an investment that’s a little out of your comfort zone.
When you make a public commitment, especially if you do so with your circle of trust, it’s like having rocket fuel – not just regular gasoline – to propel your dreams forward. You can’t let yourself off the hook when people who love and care about you hold a mirror up to remind you of who you are… and the commitment you made. Granted, it may not be easy to honor the commitment, but honoring it changes everything.
From my experience personally coaching hundreds of aspiring authors to write and publish their books, I can’t help but reference what I’ve witnessed there. Because the transformations I’ve seen happen after someone fully commits to liberating their voice, sharing their message and writing it on the page for others to receive are profound.
When they step into my circle of trust and invest in their commitment to get published… they DO IT! And, they cut through all the B.S. and stories that held them captive in the past. They become renewed in body, mind and soul, and are freed up to BE who they were born to be!! Commitment creates transformation… no ifs, ands or buts about it!
So, whatever commitment to YOUR growth looks like, go for it! No matter if it’s scary, uncomfortable or triggers the living daylights out of your unhealed parts. The commitment can heal all of it because it means you won’t quit. And if you just keep putting one foot in front of the other – yes, even through the fire – it WILL move you into living your most amazing life.
So, here’s to you fast-tracking your transformation, and remember to…
Breathe. Trust. Commit.
And, if you happen to be one of the billions of people on the planet with a book stuck inside of them, it would be my pleasure and honor to serve you in breathing, trusting and committing to bringing your book to life. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to chat about the various ways I can serve you on that path.
I’d love to hear which of these 3 shifts is the most critical for you right now. Breathe? Trust? Commit?