Chasing The Next Shiny Thing
Here’s a question from one of the participants in last fall’s session of Become Your Own Business Adviser, which I respond to, in this post. It’s an issue that comes up often, in online business circles.
If you struggle with shiny object syndrome, you may find it useful to explore the soul roots of restlessness and longing, and give these sacred prompts a voice and a place in your life.
Q: I am recognizing and desiring to shift a pattern of mine that Ive been aware of for quite a while. One in which I get really excited about something, think it is the absolute perfect next step for me, jump in, but instead of diving really deeply and staying there Im in and out and off to the next thing.
A: The pattern you describe – of being called by your soul to a particular work, and then promptly getting distracted, looking for the next shiny thing out there – is painful, when you stop long enough to feel the hunger and anxiety that drives it.
And, if you go deeper still, youll find the flow of your incarnation, the pattern your soul came here to express and experience, moving underground, calling you to participate in its emergence.
Deep Desire is the call of the Sacred in you, the call of your soul to direct the power of your incarnation into the flow of a particular current or stream.
Structure creates banks for the flow of the river of your life – and it is those banks that lend it power and efficacy.
When you resist structure, you are really resisting your Divinely human power to create and manifest.
Since the focus of this program is conscious manifestation as a sacred process, its inevitable that your patterns and pictures around this will rise to the surface.
Transformation is not incremental change. It is radical, in the sense that it changes patterns at their roots.
So when you engage with a program such as this one, which brings you back to your own power and to your ability to transform your life and your business in radical ways, then everything within you that is invested in maintaining the status quo – your programming, pictures, beliefs, fears, agreements and so on – will rise up in whatever way it can, to keep you where it believes you will be safe.
Thank you for recognizing the pattern, being willing to explore it and work with it, and for re-committing yourself to the process.
Structure is the ground beneath your feet. It creates safety, stability, boundaries, and most importantly, forms that shape the raw, creative power of Flow into something that can contribute to your life and the life of the world.
Ultimately, this program and everything it offers is a response to your question. If you commit to a specific time each day – as little as 20 or 30 minutes – to do the work and to engage with the course materials, the exercises here will help you dissolve resistance, heal your relationship with your soul and with structure, and bring your dreams to fruition.
Use the class forums to ask for what you need — accountability partners, someone to check in with you — and share your discoveries and insights with us. This will help anchor your intention in concrete action, mobilize your allies, and we will celebrate each step with you, as you commit to the work and experience where it takes you.
If you have a question you would like me to answer on the blog, please send it to my assistant, amanda @ hiroboga . com.
Your questions can be about anything that’s on your mind right now. Some of the issues that recur for creative entrepreneurs are:
- how to transform stubborn patterns
- how to handle the flow of information and make clear choices without getting confused or overwhelmed
- how to rediscover the joy that brought you to your business in the first place, but that may have disappeared in the noise of daily activity
- how to revive a business that has grown stale or is no longer in harmony with your life and your values
- how to address procrastination and resistance or
- how to connect with and honor your heart’s true desires
– among other things.
If you’d like to learn energy alchemy tools for growing your business in powerful, sustainable ways, please join me for a no-cost, preview teleclass for Become Your Own Business Adviser, on Wednesday, March 7th at 5 pm Pacific Time. Details and registration here.
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