In the golden month of October, as we celebrate the Harvest, we might also ask ourselves, “What do I want to harvest from within myself this autumn? Which seeds, planted in spring and nurtured through summer, have grown into nuggets of wisdom that can I collect now and integrate into my being?” This was for me a year full of blessings, a few setbacks, and my old impossible companion, Mr. Stress. Sound familiar?
So how do we reap the insights hidden in our all too human experiences? One lesson for me was this: despite worry, upset, and a few sleepless nights, here I am happier than ever. Next time, will I remember: “This too shall pass”? Or perhaps realize it’s time to learn A New Way of Being?
Maybe I have begun. For the first time in years, I took it easy this summer. As ease and re-creation started healing my stress situation, I dared to experiment with the spiritual Art of Allowing, as in, “You don’t have to make it happen, Patricia. You can just let it happen.” [Thank you, Crimson Circle, Geoff and Linda for April 2013’s “Quantum Allowing” event in Hawaii!] Would Allowing work for me? Who knew? But I was so fed up with my tiresome, ancient “conditioning” that I was ready to try anything–even Allowing! To practice Allowing, I observed, accepted, and finally attempted to let go old, yet familiar mindsets and patterns that “reward” overwork as some wacko badge of honor, one that interrupted my sleep, Well Being, happiness-and success.
In July and August, I gave “Allowing” a try and thank heaven I did.
As summer mellowed into September, my garden of Allowing blossomed with its first luscious fruits: exciting opportunities that came to me unbidden and exceeded any I’d might have “tried to make happen” during the beautiful summer I gave myself. Heck, I could get used to this.
Conscious Capitalism and Conscious Money
Meanwhile, my new article on Conscious Capitalism appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Management Association, entitled MWorld. This publication is available to AMA members. But MWorld has graciously invited me to share it with my newsletter subscribers. VIEW ARTICLE
Next month, a new Conscious Money article appears at greenmoney.com. Stay tuned!
Conscious Money Online! I’ll soon record a first-ever multi-session Conscious Money webinar with Crimson Circle’s Awakening Zone Academy. I’ll keep you posted.
Radiance coach and Conscious Money fan Camden Hoch and I will engage in a “Conversation About Healing Money Wounds.” I hope you can join us. Details will follow. Meanwhile, check out Camden’s website camdenhoch.com.
My dear friend Corinne McLaughlin (and colleague in the Ohana Conscious Investing Circle) invited me to join November’s Healthy Money Summit, sponsored by The Shift Network, today’s leading transformational online community. I’ll soon tell you exactly how to get involved.
Next month, I head to Cleveland, Ohio’s fantastic River’s Edge Retreat Center for a public event on both Conscious Capitalism and Conscious Money on November 8th For details, see the website.