Have you ever felt excited and scared at the same time? Is it even possible?
Of course it is!
And that is exactly where I sit today. And probably where I’ll still be sitting tomorrow.
See, there are two big additions on the horizon:
1) there’s the kick-off of a new workshop on how to LOVE & TRUST yourself (100% excited, 0% scared)
2) the debut of a new radio show is fast approaching (Aye yai yai…I’m too scared to even break down the percentages…I don’t want to frighten myself more!)
But here’s the kicker: don’t I have a belief system that says everything happens for a reason? Everything happens for a purpose? To trust is to let go and believe all works out for your higher good?
So why the fear?
Because trust isn’t something we master in a day. Trust is a daily practice. And just like you, I continue to practice it each and every day. Just like you, some days are better than others. Some situations are better than others. My goal is to become aware of the situations that trigger fear and discover what underlying feelings are lurking in the pond below…just below the surface…that pond that is all too easy to ignore and swim away from, claiming it’s too murky to see below its rippled edge, so I’ll just keep swimming until I reach the edge, hoist myself out of the water in one swift movement, and walk—maybe run—away hoping the more distance I create the more the fear will vanish. Except it doesn’t.
Why not just dive in? Why swim, walk, run at all?
Sometimes we are just not ready. Sometimes there are lessons to learn along the way that we might miss if we never felt the fear, explored the feelings beneath it, and worked through those feelings and experiences. Those lessons, feelings, and experiences are exactly what allow us to grow.
So for today, I choose NOT to let go of my fear and NOT to hold on to it either. I choose to feel the feelings underneath the fear, to become aware of what experiences are presenting themselves to contribute to my growth, and I will even up my game one notch and actually try to be thankful for the fear.
At this time I’d like to thank YOU. Just by reading my words, by allowing me to write them in a place where you visit and take them in, you have allowed me to acknowledge and release some of my fear. It is no longer bottled up in my mind; the more I allow it to release, the more it is set free. The more I AM SET FREE. Thank you.
EXCITED and Scared
Just Love & Trust: Simple Tools for Trust in Action – yes, I am 100% excited and 0% scared about the new, upcoming workshop! I’ve worked really hard to offer a full-sensory experience for you (you’ll see what I mean!). The number of participants is limited to 20: a small-ish, manageable, and intimate number. Please click on the link to read more about what you can expect. I hope to see you soon!
Excited and SCARED
Beginning February 4, 2015 please tune-in to listen to Love, Trust & Pixie Dust on eWN Radio Network. I will be broadcasting every Wednesday at 11:00 AM CST. No worries if you’re not available at 11:00 AM Wednesdays, shortly after the show airs it will be converted into a podcast, so you can always listen to the show at a time that’s convenient for you.
Is there something you’re excited and scared about? Begin with the first step: become aware of it. Now let’s get it out of your mind, let’s make it more real: acknowledge it by sharing with someone. Would you like the anonymity of sharing with a stranger? Then share with me. You can email your fear and excitement to Leslie@TrustLifeToday.com — and I won’t even make you do anything about it (not unless you want me to!). 😉 It’s not uncommon that in simply sharing with another, the process of releasing and letting go is activated.
Start today. I did. And I already feel so much better. Again, thank you.
If today’s message spoke to you, won’t you please share it on Facebook or forward to a friend? You never know, it might be just the thing someone in your circle of friends is meant to experience today. Thank you!