This week Steve and I spent some time with a dear friend, talking through some different opportunities that were recently presented to him. These opportunities are clearly gifts from the Universe as he has been wishing for them and then almost like magic, they were there. Like miracles! The problem with these opportunities that have been given to my friend is that they are open doors to a new life, a new way of living. And this significant change is scary or as he put it “uncomfortable”. My rebuttal to that was “It is only by being uncomfortable that we change and grow. Staying stuck in the same old thing, brings no growth.” As we ended our lunch together I realized how fabulous I am at offering smart sounding advice. I also realized that I don’t live by my own words. Through the numerous classes and countless books that I have ingested, I am an expert at what we should be doing with our lives, how we should be living it, how to interact with people, how to manifest what we want/need in our life and how to find the gold nuggets in the darkest times. Just ask me, I know exactly what you should do and how to do it. I have this information emblazoned in my brain and yet instead of using it in my own life, I just continue to seek more, take more classes, attend more seminars and gather more and more information and data. It’s time for that educational era to end. What a hypocrite I am to advise a friend to venture through the scary door, when I am standing safely on the comfortable side of my own open doors. I know with every fiber of my being that when I walk through a door, I will still be safe. I know that this door would not be in front of me if it wasn’t leading me exactly where I need to be.
“Okay, little frightened child inside me, the nurturing adult in here is taking over now. She is holding you tight, reassuring you that all is going to be okay, taking your hand and walking with you through that door. You can feel fear and discomfort, that’s perfectly okay, but be excited too, because ahead of you is some really cool stuff that is going to soar you into a whole other realm of existence and experience!”
A door was recently opened by an acquaintance that Steve and I met at the Film Festival. We have been invited to volunteer on the set of a documentary film raising awareness about the treatment of our planet. I know nothing about film making and neither does Steve, but our passion for change and raising awareness through art forms was enough to elicit this invitation. The idea to work on a film and to work on a film about something amazing and important feels like a dream to both of us. So what is the problem, right? The film is being made in New Zealand. Steve and I would need to be in New Zealand for at least a month in order to participate. I know that this is important. I know that it will change us deeply. Despite my singing heart, there is fear and discomfort. But I am here to tell you right now, that Steve and I are not only walking through that door. We are running through it, skipping through it and what happens, happens! We have 3 months to pull it together and then we are off to New Zealand.
Now, back to my sweet friend (I know you are reading this, thank you for that J ). I want the best for you and for your life. You need to make your own decisions and I will support you in whatever you decide. What I want you to know though and hear this clearly: You are strong. You are brave. You are amazing. You super smart and generous to a fault. I would love to see you turn some of that generosity towards yourself and your needs. You are loved and supported. You can do whatever you want to do. We believe in you! We love you! Follow your heart.