Normally, I leap out of bed each morning, joy running through my veins like liquid sunlight. Okay, not EVERY morning – but most of the time, I can’t wait to get to work.
Finally, finally – after all of these years of sorting through myself, I have figured out what I love to do: Study and write about the human heart and soul; and I have somehow been blessed with the opportunity to be paid to do just that.
Flooding with gratitude. Gimme a sec.
This is life-altering work, powerful down-to-my-toes – and it never ceases to intrigue and delight me. But this week, the energy is positively crackling over here… because this Thursday, I’m going to learn to sell my soul.
And no, I am not making a deal with He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. I am going to a workshop on integrating a business with soul – and making money doing it.
Regular readers of this blog already know that I have a few issues around money. Just thinking about getting my cashflow under control makes my heart get weird, my mind goes all spacey, my palms actually sweat– yup, i have issues.
- Our family has bills to pay. How can I justify doing this work if it doesn’t support the household, the two (and now three) college tuitions?
- How can I take what I DO know and make it into a platform from where I can lead, teach and help others do THEIR soul work?
- How do I keep my work in light – keep it ethical and clean – while also turning it into a professional oeuvre, a work of psycho-spiritual art that uplifts, empowers and inspires?
- Dare I ask this: Could I have a bit of wealth, please? A softer cushion? Enough to buy a home of our own, to travel to those places I long to see, to help our children get a good start in their adult lives?
I work so hard.
And I make pretty good money. But now, with my husband out of work, my family is late on the cable, power and insurance payments. And it sucks. And I want it to stop.
Given that, it may seem counter-intuitive (or completely mad) to shell out the kind of cash I paid for my ticket to “Selling Your Soul.”
But I trust my intuition – and this invitation actually GLOWED in my email inbox. I had to be there.
I also believe in is miracles – and since I signed up, I’ve witnessed a few – including the one I reported in my guest post for Roots of She this week.
There is also plain old fashioned common sense.
For the year and a half that I’ve been flirting with social media, I’ve watched Danielle LaPorte and Marie Forleo transform themselves – and everyone they touch – into increasingly more focused versions of the true self. They’re also really good at making money – and helping their clients make money. Real money, doing what they love.
They’ve done this by being unstintingly generous, forthcoming and honest. In other words, they did it by being themselves.
That’s what makes this choice to work with them an informed one. Just being within range of this kind of wisdom and energy has already lit a fire under my own work.
I can’t wait to implement the ideas that are streaming through me. In fact, this afternoon, I’m sitting in my favorite cafe, sipping iced tea and listening to jazz and crafting the beginnings of an absolutely magnificent project.
I invite you to check it out (still in the forming stage but I’m pulling back the curtain.) Please feel free to leave comments or shoot me an email if you have questions.
Have a great week!
I encourage you to check out Danielle LaPorte’s The Fire Starter Sessions, the best e-course around – and, at just $150, worth more than every penny. (Full disclosure: Yes, this is an affiliate link. But I’d send you to Danielle’s program anyway.)
As for Marie Forleo, you’ll find her here, “Where Woman Entrepreneurs Live Rich, Happy and Hot.” (not an affiliate link… yet!)