How do you prepare yourself?

I noticed something today … and am sharing it from a place of full disclosure, albeit a bit uncomfortable. Before I meet with clients or women’s groups or find myself as a front of the room leader, I prepare. Preparations include meditation, grounding, clearing emotional clutter, opening my being to be with and to receive “you” fully.

When the activity ahead is something different like writing, preparing a workshop handout, organizing my notes … not directly engaging with people, I often skip the preparation and shift into human doing mode.

Why does it matter?

If everything is energy, then the handouts, writings, notes will have an energetic impact on the world. Imagine the impact they will have when they are created from

  • tired, stressed, bored
  • centered, energized, engaged

Which works do YOU want to use?
What energy will you create FROM next time?
Which version of creation will nourish you, the creator?

When “I” am “We” – Part II

If you missed part I, please take a peak:

When “I” am “We” – Part I

In part II, I invite you into some real power around this I/We concept. And it is very simple. The human Jeanne, when faced with a decision reviews it from three aspects of the human:

  • Body – Am I healthy enough? What does the body need?
  • Mind – What do I think about “it”? Does it interest me? Will I enjoy doing it with them?
  • Emotion – What am I experiencing now: joy, depression, peace, sadness … and how does this opportunity fit with what I need now?

When “I” becomes “We”, I let Soul Essence, the Universe, Divine Guidance be in charge. And I choose to believe that the Universe or God is unconditional love, unlimited positive energy, pure compassion, and is in everyone. All are connected, all are one, in Essence. From this perspective, I am aware that often my human self comes up with “I don’t want to” when, in fact, my deepest core beliefs and values, the awareness I have when connected to the Universe, is saying a huge “YES!” I want to put your needs first – I want to serve – even as my human is saying no.

Imagine an invitation to a family reunion in another state or a service opportunity all weekend or a leadership role in your spiritual community that will consume time you don’t have. For each of these, there are many ways for the human self to decide, “No, that’s not for me.” And sometimes, it isn’t. Yet, when the perspective of Oneness, Essence, God leads, and I am aware that this, too, is me, I find it ease-full to lead with my soul and say “Yes!”.

What is yours to do when Soul/God/Universe/Oneness leads?