The Eating Peace 3-Day Intensive is coming!
I thought this the other evening before bed, and wound up thinking about the people coming, the order of the curriculum, the wonderful exercises planned, the logistics about venue that still need to get tightened up.
I stayed awake an extra hour considering it all, my eyeballs blinking in the dark.
Not exactly stressful, but I did kinda want to go to sleep!
Have you ever had a jolt of great excitement thinking about an upcoming event or big occasion?
Almost everyone has.
Parties, gatherings, performances, retreats, new year’s eve celebrations (ahem), events, vacations, weddings….
….all created with the picture of a wonderful time!
But oh so stressful when you think it has to be good, it has to go one certain way, it can’t rain, it must include certain people, you have to be healthy, you absolutely must have fun….it has to have a perfect outcome.
People get really anxious about upcoming events sometimes….
….even if they’re celebratory, meaningful, fun, life-changing events.
How to stop worrying?
Open up to questioning your beliefs about how it has to go, in order to be good, to be helpful, to be deep, true, adequate, real.
Who would you be without the belief that you know what a good time looks like??!!
Who would you be without the belief that to have a powerful, blissful or meaningful experience, it must include “x” or have “y”?
The other day, I was listening to Byron Katie on recording doing The Work with a woman who reported feeling side-tracked by men who didn’t last. She wanted a solid, committed partner and no more distractions.
Katie asked her “the men you’ve been involved with were distractions…and you were side-tracked…is that true?”
We think we know what our life is supposed to look like if it’s smooth, winning, right, or clear.
Even in spiritual awakening, we might have ideas about how it will look, what the best route is, which direction we’re supposed to be headed, and the perfect end result.
Who would I be without the belief that my retreat in February needs to be at the lodge (that is no longer available…oops)?
Excited for the next venue discovery.
Knowing its unfolding beautifully, and I feel so happy about all the people coming, flying from far corners of the US to attend.
Not anxious or panicking. Feeling excited, humbled, touched.
Even if it rains at your wedding, your plane is late, you have the wrong dress, you get sick, your date cancels, the place is sold out, you’re all alone in silence on your birthday….
….what if it’s OK?
What if it’s more than OK?
Like all the Who-Bodies in Who-Ville singing even though everything they owned was stolen on Christmas.
“We never rehearsed this
We are a mess
We tremble and perspire
We step on each other’s toes
Sometimes we go out of tune
And forget our lines
But at least this is real
At least we are not half-alive
Buried under the weight of some image
We never believed in anyway
I will always take this imperfect dance
Over no dance at all”
~ Jeff Foster
P.S. Still a few more spots in the 8 week teleclass, soooo good, on clearly identifying money beliefs and what they mean for us, and taking them to inquiry. Click here to register for money teleclass.