This same time last year, I was really excited about my business. I had just listened to a series of inspiring women business entrepreneurs. I was getting more clear about what I am passionate about and the skills I have to offer. I was shouting out a big YES to the universe.
In the course of one week, I was offered the chance to speak on a radio show and to speak in front of a new group I had recently joined. But, I said no to both opportunities. I had many excuses. Being terrified and not feeling ready were at the top of the list of reasons to let those openings pass. I knew in my heart, though, that the next time those opportunities came around I wouldn’t be able to say no again.
I have known for a while that I was a one foot on the path kind of gal. Or one foot out the door. Does this resonate with any of you? In church on Sunday, my pastor talked about looking at what we are clinging to and having the willingness to open up our hand to both let go and receive.
I have no doubt that my calling is to teach. I have so many things I can teach I sometimes don’t even know where to start. Last summer one of my teachers, Warren Kramer, called me to ask if I would organize a workshop for him in Seattle. I told him I would think about it. I have never organized a workshop. It seemed like too much of an undertaking for me.
But, part of following spirit is being willing to do those things that are the next step on the path, regardless of what we think will come next. By the time he called me a few months later to set a date, I was ready. I didn’t need to know HOW I was going to put this workshop together. All I needed for that first step was to say yes and be willing to let go of my fear and open my hand.
This Monday night at Cosmic Cafe, I will be presenting information about macrobiotic philosophy, energetics of food and their connection to spiritual growth.
Increasingly, I am being offered these opportunities to keep both feet on my path and take the next step forward. I am saying yes to things without having a plan or preparation. I am saying yes to things that last year terrified me to the point of inaction. They still terrify me, but I am walking into my calling because that has become way more important than playing it safe.
So I am going to ask you the same question I was asked on Sunday. What are you clinging to? What do you need to shift to be able to firmly place both feet on your path and trust that the very next step is the only one you need to know?
For some of you, putting both feet on the path and really committing, IS your next step. If this is you, I invite you to make a choice to really be here on this planet, right now, with all of us lovely, shining souls. You won’t be alone.