Facing Fears in Today’s World

Facing Fears in Today’s World

Full disclosure folks, I have a real challenge with putting my thoughts onto paper. But then I recalled that years ago I had made a pact with myself that I was no longer going to be ruled by fear. I realised I had no choice but to say yes. Well pardon my obvious blunder there, of course I had a choice. I chose to say “YES” whenever something scares me.

Fear is the obvious go to emotion in the moment, in light of what is and has been going on in the world. It is after all a very human emotion. However, like any emotion, too much of any one of them can become overwhelming to our bodies and our mental state. So, I thought I would take the time to shed some light on how I handle my stress when it comes to fear. And share some tips that you can start using today to take back your power when overwhelm creeps in. 

Before I do that let me take you back to many, many, many, years ago. I was a very shy little girl. I learned to observe more than interact with those around me. This worked for a long time but as I grew, I started to notice I was being ignored when I had something to say. This was what I refer to as my cocoon phase. When I found my voice and boy “did I find it”. Unfortunately this was not until after my brother passed. I was ten years old and needed answers on life and death STAT. Thus began my incredible voyage of getting to know me. I grew into a strong-minded and even more determined teen. When I look back at those years, I think Geez girl you really had a, “take the tiger by the tale” kind of attitude. Not only did it serve me at the time, but it also caused a ton of hardship. I felt victimized by life. But with that energy came more questions and then of course came an enormous amount of profound amazing lessons.  As I have grown over the years, I have found my shadow side has become more intellectually guided. Where in my youth I would jump into the deep end of any situation and worried about the consequences later! And trust me there were many consequences for my actions. As a result, I now have a much more deliberate approach to my fear-based decision making. 

I use a number of criteria to help me move away from fear-based thinking and into mindful thinking. Let me share these with you so that you can see how I do it. 

  1. Will this decision have an impact on my husband (insert your closest human here) or myself, either positively or negatively?
  2. Will this decision support my objectives and goals in life? 
  3. Is it manageable as in “time frame” to execute?
  4. Will it make me happy?

Once all these boxes are ticked, I can make any decision in a matter of seconds. 

I had to come up with a system that worked for me because like a lot of you I was a fear-based thinker. This led to a ton of “Procrastination energy” in my life. For many years, actually too many years I was a, “I am going to do this”  kind of gal. Only to find myself getting stuck in the formidable “fear quicksand”. You all know that feeling; I need to do something, but I have no clue where to even begin! Analyzing every reason to not move forward on anything. Of course, I lacked confidence. Hell, I still do from time to time. But now I question my fear, based on the criteria above. It works beautifully to alleviate the pressure I used to unknowingly put on myself. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of things I have started over the years have landed painfully on the floor never to have been picked up again, but those decisions that have worked beautifully, are still thriving in my life today. And if I could go back and change any of the decisions I made in my life I would not change a thing because I am who I am as a result of a lot of those painful lessons.  

The bottom line is this, “Fear” is a wonderful thing when you are being chased by a bear! We are hardwired to “Fight or Flight” whenever something challenges our safety. But let’s be honest folks, how often have you actually been in a life or death situation? For some of you this virus will be your very first actual bonafide Bear chase! And for others, well some of you will have fought disease, experienced trauma, and in some cases stared death right in the eyes. But I can guarantee you all that those that have experienced more “bear chase moments” in life are already better equipped to handle fear, but maybe not so good at handling the stress of it.

Why do we find ourselves constantly stressed lately? 

Ok besides the obvious of what is actually happening in the world right now! This is not new phenomena, what is different is that the entire world is simultaneously experiencing the exact same thing at the exact same time, give or take a few weeks. 

Let’s journey back a few short months ago before any of us felt like we had a science degree in virus-ology.  In all seriousness folks, the fears about life were still there except they just showed up in a different form. Maybe it was struggles with your job, health or challenges with a relationship. Whatever it was, it was very present in your life. 

We worried if we would get to places on time or if we had offended someone or if we had delivered on the promises that we made. Will I have enough money? We were literally in fear of overload or so we thought until fast forward to Jan 2020 when most of us enlightened folks started tuning in to what started happening in China. That was when shit really started to get real. Or so we thought. Now we find ourselves impacted by the world’s collective consciousness of overwhelm and fear to the ninth degree. Some of us are, bathing in it, anticipating the next bit of bad news.

My point being when this all ends and it will end, we have a choice to make. Will we continue to worry and fear over everything! Or we could actually get this right and put an end to the overwhelm and learn to re-focus on what truly matters to us. 

Ask yourself will this worldwide event actually have an impact on “YOU”. Notice I did not say, will it have an impact on everyone around you, I just asked if it will affect you personally? I did that deliberately, because as I see it, a big part of our problem is, we put way too much focus on what others are either doing or not doing.  We need to ask collectively, “How the hell has that been working for us lately, or even EVER”?  Never before in history have so many humans been overwhelmed and taking drugs to curb the overwhelm, they feel. The suicide rate has skyrocketed and let’s face it all of us are fed up with seeing countless lives wasted or lost as a result of this epidemic. Which I call FEAR.  This is the real problem folks. Not the virus!

My point being, that life’s challenges will come and go but it is “fear” that has a solid foundation and is the bedrock of every new, scary or negative thing that hits us. It has not been working for us for so long but yet it remains like an old friend we cling to when times get tough. 

The way I see it folks, we have to be the first to make the shift and to then lead by example. Now more than ever we need to stay focused on one’s self. This is the only way for this shift to accelerate through the world. Ok, I know a few of you reading this will say “No Liz, the reason for this all happening is to pull us closer to one another”! Let me stop you and say I agree with you on the concept, my challenge is just not the path towards it, because repeating the same thing time and time again is the definition of insanity. Now more than ever we must band together as one of course. However, until we figure out our own fears and how to overcome them, we will continue with much of the same. This is not selfish in nature, it is a necessity in order to get us to the true mission which is less polarity in the world. 

Let’s face it, one only needs to go on any social media outlet for 5 minutes and you will find a disagreeable post. I am guilty of placating my urge to expose injustices almost daily. If you simply feel compelled to expose the obvious then that is warrior energy, however if you are hanging out in anger and resentment this is in a nutshell fear – fear encourages outrage, fear encourages overwhelm, fear encourages victim energy. 

So, if right now you are concerned but at the same time in chill mode fully trusting that the Universe has your back and no matter what the outcome of this world pandemic, or if you will survive financially, you are in Warrior energy. Congratulation’s. However, if right now you feel overwhelmed, scared, or nervous because of the current world’s events you my friend are gripped by fear. Now more than ever you need to assess your current situation. Ask yourself are the events of the world happening to you or others? Are you putting yourself in danger by being out in public? If you are an essential worker first of all THANK YOU but ask yourself are you following all the guidelines to keep you safe? What can you do right now to earn money? 

I need to remind you the power of your thoughts and feelings now more than ever you must be self-preserving. So, take stock of the feelings you are currently having. Assess your danger and take action to mitigate that danger. Then assess what brings you Joy and then go after it, like you already have it. It is that simple. 

The thing I want to leave you with is this. As a world-wide “collective-consciousness” we have manifested this event into reality. Of course, we did not think of the consequences of what a world free of pollution and Of course what more worldwide connectivity would look like.  But we often don’t see the forest for the trees. 

The bottom line is we are all responsible for this virus. It has zero chance of life without us, hosting it and moving it around. Kind of like fear, it too has no life without us moving it around our minds. So, choose today to be mindful of what is actually present in your life. There is a big movement coming and most of you can feel it. We need to be ready for it and fear, well it has absolutely so much space in the new energy. Well only if you find yourself being chased by a bear! Stay healthy folks, the world is counting on you to pull through this.

Indigos Make Natural Leaders

Indigos Make Natural Leaders

Indigo souls are unique beings who strive to shake up and change the way of humanity, through progress. When we consider society, a leader may be described as someone who possesses great strength, courage, and passion for their life experiences. Being in a leadership position may have it’s challenges, but for the Indigo archetype, no task is impossible! As we delve into the 5 traits that make Indigos natural leaders, you will learn how the instinctive gifts Indigos possess, along with their behaviours and attitudes, make them effective and powerful leaders!

Self Motivated

As an Indigo, you dream big and reach for the sky! When you have a relative level of self motivation, becoming a strong and respected leader should be no struggle for you. Indigos always have goals they want to achieve which motivates them at all times. Indigos have so many goals in fact, that they cannot stay put for long, they need to see them all through. Having a natural drive to succeed, Indigos will push themselves in order to accomplish their goals in no time, which aligns with a successful leader, as they usually have an abundance of self motivation. For Indigos, not even the sky is a limit!

Creative

You’ll find that Indigos are remarkably creative beings, who use the fact that they are nonconformists, to portray themselves through creative expression. In most situations, solutions to challenges are not usually black and white. Often, it takes a leader who is able to “think outside the box”, to come up with a solution. In other words, an Indigo fits into a leadership role perfectly with their inventive, and intuitive abilities that allows them to develop excellent creations.

Disrupter

Deep within their souls, Indigos feel a driving force to create a positive change in our world. I like to believe that Indigos are destined to be a paradigm changer a.k.a. Disrupter! As an Empath who is sensitive to energy, I have experienced challenges and triumphs when surrounding myself with the powerful Indigo who insists on shaking up the norm of society. Having a husband and child who identify as Indigos, I have developed strategies to protect my energy from their intensity and have grounded my energy to join them on their journey to a higher purpose. Due to their everlasting drive to initiate change, an Indigo will be a leader that does not disappoint those with the same desire for change!

Empathetic

Although strong-willed and fierce, Indigos also feel a great deal of empathy. As a natural leader, having empathy allows the Indigo to develop and build relationships with those who they are leading and collaborating with. What makes a better leader than one who creates an environment for all archetypes? You’ll want an Indigo in your corner!

Lacks Respect for Authority

Think about that one person in your life who always has an opinion on everything and needs to constantly question authority. Chances are, the person who popped into your head is an Indigo! Indigos only adhere to what is meaningful and impactful. You may even catch an Indigo breaking a rule simply because it is considered a “rule”. Indigos don’t conform to the authority, they ARE the authority. With their head strong personality, Indigos approach their projects confidently; providing success as a leader.

An effective leader requires constant focus, power, and care. All traits that Indigos are profoundly known for. Ultimately, these 5 traits of the average Indigo will drive the respect and trust of their peers, naturally filling their role as a leader!

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Overcome the Fear of Visibility

Overcome the Fear of Visibility

Are you avoiding “showing up” as a Lightworker entrepreneur? Putting yourself out there can be a very scary step for many people. We often create negative thoughts in our head such as; “What if no one will believe in me?“ or “What if no one likes me?” or “This industry is saturated, what if no one follows me or resonates with my message?” and “What if I am rejected?”. For people who are fearful or reluctant to become visible, their mind subconsciously halts them in their tracks because the thought of being vulnerable to criticism is terrifying. Do you find yourself struggling with a fear of being visible? Read below to find out how you can overcome your fear and start showing up as a Lightworker entrepreneur courageously and confidently!

Awareness- When someone rejects you, questions you, or treats you poorly, what do you do? Be aware that other people’s actions are a direct indication of their limits, wounds, traumas, and beliefs. Although easier said than done — try not to take it personally. If you catch yourself doubting your value, it’s important to remember that your self worth is not determined by their expectations or judgements. Their actions are completely unrelated to you! Positive affirmations of your value should promote a healthy relationship with your inner self while also giving you the opportunity to embrace and appreciate who you are.

Self-Acceptance- Attempt to really focus on what is making you feel this fear. Could you have unhealed wounds that need to mend in order for you to grow? If so, the quicker that you address what’s holding you hostage, the easier it’ll be to overcome the fear of visibility. Although taking the step to becoming more visible is profoundly positive, it’s also just as important to be realistic and honest with our expectations. Putting yourself out there is an enormous victory that should be celebrated however, it does not mean you aren’t fearful to do so. Feeling scared and vulnerable is never easy, but the more you practice accepting your vulnerability for what it is, the more joy you’ll be able to experience!

Empowerment- Take off your mask and own your role in life! When you are stuck in the pattern of hiding your authenticity, bringing your whole self to the table can be challenging. Living the life you truly want is all about trusting yourself and the purpose you have! The truth is, you are never going to be a perfect fit for everyone and everything. The more defined and openly visible you are, the more you will attract like minded people who accept you for who you are, and give you the confidence to continue sticking to your niche!

You don’t need anyone’s permission to live your purpose and embrace your authentic joy! Conforming yourself to fit others expectations only diminishes the confidence needed to love unapologetically. I believe that you have it in you to overcome your fear, but keep in mind that action is key. Now that you’ve learned how to crush the fear you’re experiencing and have committed to being more visible, it’s time to do your job and find joy!

Let me help you develop goals and a plan to help you become visible and shine your light as an entrepreneur!

The Dark Side of Social Media

The Dark Side of Social Media

There’s black and white, right and wrong, yes and no, but when it comes to social media, not only is there a “light” side to it, there’s also a “dark” side as well!  What it all boils down to is belief systems of some of those who creep or bully lightworkers using various social media platforms to do it!  Although people do not have any inclination of who these lightworkers are or what they do any given day, they are of the opinion that what lightworkers do for a living is considered a gift and shame those who don’t offer their services for free.

For some, understanding the concept of getting paid for a service, or for a gift, can be difficult for some to accept, but more painful for those who face being told so or shamed publicly about it on social media. It can leave lightworkers feeling guilty about charging for services, uneasy about what they do or who they are. Some of industry’s best have been known to quit their practices because of social media and its pressures.

If you’re working in this capacity, you may be able to relate to:  having to deal with disturbing or unwarranted comments under your social media posts; people who harass or threaten you or your business or send nasty emails to you for no apparent reason;  being shamed for the type of work that you do or reminded you of how you are taking advantage for some poor soul.  I can go on forever, but I think you get my drift!  If you have, here are some my personal tips on “Coping with The Dark Side of Social Media“.

Please forgive them, for they haven’t a clue of what you do!   Do they understand the life changing impact or influence that you may have had on others?  No, in their eyes, you are up to no good.  What to do about it? Well, in my earlier days, I would have tried to defend myself and my beliefs, after all, my ego knew who I was!

Is it a good idea to lash out or to defend yourself?  Not always.  It’s more you say, the more ammunition they have to berate you with! The question to ask yourself is this:  will responding to these comments benefit you in any way?

If the answer is no, it’s just best to ban the user, and to delete the comment(s), keeping your post free of negativity and moving on to a happier day.  Just keep reminding yourself that some people fear what they don’t understand, because that’s the reality of what you’re dealing with.

Tags & Unexpected Media Attention – More often than none, those in the metaphysical trades are tagged in comments that may be made as a result of an post asking for recommendations. I’m sure you relate to requests such as “Does anyone know of a good psychic or medium, reader, etc.?”  Suddenly, your notification bell is lighting up like a Christmas tree because you’ve been tagged by clients or followers recommending you or, someone who will comment about what you represent to them in their eyes.

It’s very difficult to read negative comments about yourself, especially knowing that you’ve never met or dealt with any of these naysayers.  It’s best to chalk it up to ignorance, and to move on from the post or comments completely.

Change your Setting –  It’s best to unfollow the post, or change your settings so that you are not notified on tags.  If you’ve ever experienced this, you will notice that many of your followers or friends will stick up or defend you if there are negative comments, which is nice; but some will not, and it can be bothersome.

The best thing to do is to put the post on ignore. What good will it do to read something that really doesn’t reflect the person that you truly are. I always imagined it’s why so many celebrities go into hiding, because of the assumptions that people make when they’re out in public.  They could be yelling because they just sat on a bee, but it’s not what you’ll read in the headlines the next day!

Just remember, you are Human, your Soul knows who you are!  Social media will at one point or another, make you question yourself or your purpose, but deep down, know that you’re a holisticpreneur at heart and it’s your purpose!  It’s your given path, you are meant to be heard, seen and to help people through your gifts!

So tell the world who you are, and repeat after me…” I release and let go the dark side of social media”.

 

Why Psychics Struggle in Business

Why Psychics Struggle in Business

Combining a spiritual life into the entrepreneurship world may be challenging to psychics and to those who are energetically sensitive. When entering the world of business, you may find yourself surprised with the frequency of ethical dilemmas you may face, as you navigate what you feel is right and what is actually being experienced. Psychics that become entrepreneurs will experience resistance in business as your Shadow Self may show you parts of yourself you have denied until now. Although your spiritual self possesses very healing and affirming traits, the business environment presents many formidable challenges that can be sensitive to a psychic.

Take a look below to find out the 5 reasons psychics struggle with the business:

Self-Worth
Are you sensitive to the judgments, projections and feelings around you? As a psychic, you often sense information and energy before others which makes confronting your own reality challenging, especially in regards to your self worth. Being a psychic is who you are, you were naturally born with the ability, you may question how valuable your gift truly is.

Value
Putting a price on such a gifted ability may feel very earnest, yet it’s important because it determines how much revenue you will drive. As an empath soul, you want to be able to provide clarity and guidance to those who are in need however, the pricing aspect of the Holistic business may be daunting. Many psychics fear that by putting a price on their natural ability, the goal of helping others on their spiritual journey may become impersonal due to the financial aspect.

Energy Overload
Passionate psychics want to be able to provide a meaningful experience for their clients that has a purposeful outcome. When you are an entrepreneurial psychic, sometimes regularly connecting to spiritual energy, may become exhausting and lead to the feeling of dread when performing services. The idea of needing to see many clients in a day to sustain a practical income can be energy consuming. Practicing the “quality over quantity” approach and pricing your fees appropriately will benefit you as a psychic.

Judgement and Negative Energy
When forging your own path and stepping outside of your comfort zone, especially by starting a business as a psychic or Holistic healer, you may face judgment from clientele as well as other psychics who view your business as competition. The world needs what you have to offer! Own it instead of making yourself smaller to conform to other people’s expectations of you.

Fear of Visibility
Do you feel inadequate? Do you feel that you lack the brains, the courage, and the creativity? Chances are, what you’re feeling is a normal part of the journey as a psychic worker! We are predominately wired with fear. You may find it challenging to further pursue a Holistic business because of fearing of not being accepted in society. Putting yourself out into the cut-throat entrepreneur world while also being energy sensitive, can lead you to feeling as if you’re on unsteady ground.

I’m here to tell you that you can balance your own spirituality with your psychic business! Don’t wait your entire life to start your entrepreneurship journey because of reservations and fear you may be having. Search for the calm within the chaos, lessen the worry by continuing moving forward regardless of the adversity!

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What Stops You Becoming an Entrepreneur

What Stops You Becoming an Entrepreneur

We all build ideas in our minds about what life will be like. Yet, we may sit on the sidelines of our own life and resign ourselves to a life filled with regret.

Nearly 10 years ago I took a massive leap to leave the corporate world to pursue my soul purpose.

I knew that as long as I persevered and asked questions, the answers would naturally come and that I would end up exactly where I needed to be. I have now been blessed with so much occupational freedom compared to working in the corporate world. Living an entrepreneurial life has now promised me days of creativity, adventure and self ownership.

Here are the top 5 factors that will stop you short in your tracks on the success train:

  1. The fear of judgment, failure or inadequacy
    Define your niche and stick to it! Confidence is key. The most successful entrepreneurs are the ones that bring passion and innovation to what they do. Instead of being fearful, celebrate all of your successes!
  2. The uncertainty of your goals, mission and values
    When you have no clear plan to keep you focused, that’s when you may lose sight of your objective. Overcome this by setting different short and long term goals in both your professional and personal life. While on the path of becoming a successful entrepreneur, reassess your goals every so often and adjust accordingly. Develop a mission statement and align your choices with it, while also identifying your values and using them to make professional choices.
  3. Wavering commitment to your dream of living your true purpose
    In the words of Tim Ferris, “For all of the most important things in life, the timing always sucks.” What does this mean?  It means you cannot afford to wait until all of the lights are green to start. Our comfort zone is exactly that; comfortable. On my journey I have realized that it is during the times that I am far outside my element that I experience the most. Instead of discarding your dreams to remain comfortable, develop a business plan with timelines. Take one step towards each day to fulfill your goals.
  4. Living in the narratives that others/our own egos have created for us
    When you live in someone else’s story, it is because you do not feel worthy enough to live the life you have! Do not try to be everything to everyone! Originality is key. Originality implies that you are bold enough to go beyond the societal accepted “norms”. Paint your own picture and then live in alignment with it while also identifying the parts of your painting that already exist!
  5. The question is, “how much success to have?”
    We wrestle with the definition of success and how much we get to experience in our life. This may mean discovering what financial blocks you have, your own, or generational beliefs about success, money, and entrepreneurship. Become inspired by others! By doing what you love, you are inspiring and awakening the hearts by others as well.  Educating yourself by reading blogs, listening to podcasts, attending workshops, or finding a mentor will help you on your path to success.

These 5 factors are what keep people from obtaining their dreams of becoming a successful holisticpreneuer. Fortunately, you can achieve success by avoiding these things and instead focus on whatever you have to do to reach your goals!