This week's chapter in "The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women" by Gail McMeekin is titled, "Consulting with Guides." Just before I read this chapter I was thinking about this very topic and how I'm at a place in my journey where I think I will benefit from some guidance. I love it when this happens. I can't help but wonder am I being led on this journey or am I in synch? I like to think the latter.
I jumped out of my seat when I read the following:
"You know, most people are trying to figure out how to build a launch pad. You're in outer space. You just need to figure out how to use the controls."
Wow! I am in outer space. I know the skills that I love to use. I'm working on developing more. I just need a little help to know how to use those darn controls. Now that I'm in orbit what do I do?
This chapter has some great examples of guides. It was so helpful to read through this organized list and I love the challenge about designing my guidance options. I plan on spending the next week really working on my list.
I call my rock above, "Circles of Care." Each circle represents different groups where I find support. Let's take a closer look at those circles.
In the center is my inner guide. This is my intuition, my inner wise voice. I access this guide through meditation, journaling, quiet walks, solitude, and my morning retreats. As you look around you'll see some of my other circles of care. This exercise has been so helpful to see that I already have so many guides in my life. I think I will be looking for more experts and in the weeks to come I will be defining just what I need in an expert. This clarity of vision is really the key in making my dreams come true.
The chapter ends by encouraging each of us to see ourselves as guides for others. I've been told by many that I am a natural teacher. I've discovered that my blog and Soul Journal project have both been fantastic avenues to inspire and encourage others.
Recently I collected affirmations for a blog giveaway and made an affirmation poster for all of the participants to enjoy. As I put this poster out there I was dumbfounded by the response - so many women from around the world wrote to me to let me know just how powerful and helpful this poster is for them. One blog friend just sent me a photo of the poster hanging up in her home in Belgium. I call this transaction an inspiration spiral - one inspires another and the inspiration keeps going and going.
Look here for more inspiration:
"12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women" by Gail McMeekin
The Next Chapter Blog Book Group with Jamie Ridler
Blissfully Art Journaling Yahoo Group
Soul Journal Project
The Soul Journal Yahoo Board
Affirmation Poster - a free gift from me!