Patience & Perseverance – A Pep Talk

sunflower.jpgHow is it possible that we’ve already reached the end of September? Is it just me, or has this entire month just flown right by?

Also, is anyone else being tossed around by the waves of cosmic energies lately? (Check out the dance of the stars and planets here and here). The super full moon eclipse, Mercury retrograde, and all sorts of conjunction-junctions feel to me like a stormy ride on a choppy sea. Hang on!

Meanwhile, I’ve been hard at work on a couple of big projects. Despite Mercury retrograde’s best attempts to slow me down – my laptop has been out of commission for a couple of weeks and is now in for repairs – I’m nearing completion of the first draft of my third book. It’s all about creating a custom-tailored daily spiritual practice, something I’ve been doing for years and wanted to share with the world. I’ve also been taking an online coaching course for women entrepreneurs with heart-centered businesses. It’s absolutely fantastic, and just what I needed. I’ve also been performing, celebrating birthdays, helping some friends, and more. It’s been two years now since my dear friend Jenn passed away, and I’ve been thinking of her a lot and musing on life and death and what’s beyond.

This has been such a year of transformation for me. How about you?

I arrived at the end of summer feeling like I was firmly grounded in my new sparkling reality – and while that’s true, I’ve been discovering this month how much I still have to learn. The coaching course has helped me to uncover even more old beliefs, resistance, and fears, that I’m now working on letting go. Layers and layers…

There are some significant changes in my family’s life, too, that are really good, but still require some adjustment. My son has started college, and while he’s still living at home for now, he’s become much more self-sufficient and autonomous. I’m so proud of him. My daughter continues to grow, learn, and follow her passions. For the first time in several years, we won’t be attending the weekly EarthSchool homeschooling co-op. She’s grown out of it, and while I’m glad to free up some time each week, I’m going to miss seeing the awesome families there on a regular basis.

Don’t tell anyone, but I even kind of miss soccer. I was a reluctant soccer mom, but it somehow doesn’t seem like fall without it. My son offered to attend a game with me, but it’s just not the same when he’s not out there on the field.

Change is challenging, but it’s how we grow. I’m thankful that my son asks for my help with proof-reading his college papers. My daughter and I are cooking up some fun plans for this year’s unschooling. She and BlackLion and I will be attending the Life Without Instructions conference in just a few days! I’m also really excited about expanding Feline Dreamers, using the new techniques I’m learning from my coach.

As far as riding the waves of the stormy patches, I think what’s helping me most is patience and perseverance. If I have a less-than-productive day, I chalk it up to needing a break, and get back to my writing the next day. When my emotions are all over the place, I do some extra meditation and write it all out in my journal. I let go of guilt and give myself a little pep talk.

It’s up to us to remember, again and again, that we’re not just worthy because of what we do. We are already eternal beings, worthy of love and blessings just by virtue of our existence.

Go forth from that space of self-love and self-acceptance, and follow the sparks of inspiration wherever they take you. Be patient with yourself. Keep trying. Follow your dreams, yes, but also go with the flow, letting your intuition guide you.

Life is an amazing journey, and while it’s often full of unexpected twists and turns, you learn more and more each day.

Stick with it. You’ve got this.

Tell me what you think!