I made a shamanic journey into my inner world to find out why I kept starting so many new things but found myself dragging my feet when it came to completing them. I love the discovery part, but not the technical steps.
What I found surprised me
I found a limiting belief that was holding me back. A lot. I simply did not believe my work had enough value to make it important to get out the door.
A big one!!
A very, very large limiting belief.
How do I get rid of that?
Call on the helpers in the inner realms
My spirit guides helped me realize how far-reaching my work is, even though I may not know of a particular change it makes in someone’s life. Knowing I had that limiting belief was a huge discovery and one that I’ll continue to consciously release every day. It feels like it may take some constant attention in order to pull that weed out of my inner garden. But I have begun. And I will now tend my garden diligently.
However, I still wanted support in my day, some form of discipline to make me do this less creative stuff that is a necessary part of sharing my work. It’s not exactly like clearing your paint brushes so you can paint again tomorrow but it is about taking another step toward completing the canvas.
I got a donkey
I got a spirit guide in the form of a donkey. Remember, spirit guides are metaphors in our imagination, and we are to interpret them. I got a sure-footed, one-foot-in-front-of-the-other donkey I called Dolly.
So Dolly’s plan is to nudge me from behind to take a certain number of steps on the “Completion” trail every day. She is to keep me from roaring off to explore a new trail so often but to keep me on the path I’m on, and urge me to take time to leave the guideposts, the markers I am to leave for others.
Every day I’m to walk part of the path of completion. On some project. Any project.
So I’m going to create “Dolly time” each day and do 45 to 60 minutes of back-end work that helps me get a project closer toward moving it out the door.
With Dolly’s help. And support. And nudges. She is a strong example of putting one foot in front of the other. Persistent. Determined. Steady progress.
I’m to broadcast
In a journey for my “soul purpose”, I understood that I was to broadcast my light from the top of a high mountain. I’m to do that, each day – prepare another facet of my message, my insights, my explorations, and with Dolly’s help, push them or pull them closer to being visible in the world.
My journey helped me accept my value
I gained two important insights from this journey. I have to work on the limiting belief that my work is only semi-important in the world. And I have to work every day to create the maps and guideposts I leave for others along this path I explore. Which means completing my projects and sending them on their way.
I can do that. Especially now that I have Dolly the Donkey nudging me to complete my work.
How are the spirit guides helping you complete your work?
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