For those of us who tend to roll solo, taking care of business on our own and reluctant to ask for help, it’s likely we could use a reminder about the power of team support.
I’m not just talking about friends, family or employees willing to lend a helping hand, but an even higher, more well-resourced support system available to each and every one of us whenever we call on it.
We all have a variety of exceptionally skilled, powerful, divine helpers standing at the ready to support us with whatever we ask.
They can do whatever we can imagine:
… whatever you can think of requesting, they can help with.
But we need to ask and be open to receiving their support.
If you’re wondering whether to start online dating or not, they can help. If you’ve got a big bill you’d like help getting handled, they’re happy for you to put them on it. If you need to get a message through to someone you can’t talk to yourself, you can ask your team to talk to his team. Or even if you don’t have a specific question or request, but just want to open to high level input – that’s a great reason to connect.
Your divine support system consists of whoever you invite and call on, which for me includes Angels, Guides, Universe/God, my Higher Self, as well as my virtual mastermind members. (Including Florence Scovel-Shinn, aka “Flo” in our intimate circle.) I often call on my Inner Business Guru as well (compliments to Jeanna G for introducing me to that resource) and sometimes my Universal Manager (thanks for that intro, Abe) and loved ones who’ve crossed.
With that much high powered support, it means all of us can be well connected when we remember to call on the team.
If you haven’t done that lately (or ever), now is a great time to connect.
There are no rules about how to meet with your team. Do whatever feels right to you. Or follow suggestions from the experts.
Here’s how I meet with my team …
I prep the same way I would meet with any highly esteemed guests, meaning I make sure I’m presentable and feeling good. (I want to be in a good mood, so I set aside any stress or problems that might get in the way of our clear communication.)
I clean up the place like I would for any company that was stopping by. (Maybe your team likes to gather at the local pub, or a church setting?)
Then I find a comfortable spot for us all to gather, making sure to have a way to take notes throughout the meeting. (I prefer pen and paper over laptop. I’ve found relying on memory a bad plan.)
A few weeks ago it was so beautiful outside that I hosted the team meeting on the back patio. With the birds chirping and the breeze flowing it felt like a perfect place to welcome divine beings to brainstorm.
Then I close my eyes, breathe in some light (so I’m at a good vibration for hearing everyone), welcome them all in, thank them for being there, and introduce the purpose of the gathering.
After that it’s just a matter of staying open to whatever messages arrive.
Sometimes those communications arrive instantly, and sometimes they show up later.
In this particular meeting I solicited suggestions for moving forward on my current manifestation-in-progress (biz evolution). They said four very clear things:
1) you’re doing great (a helpful reminder since I sometimes gloss over present success).
2) relax about it (you don’t have to work for it).
3) partner up (you don’t have to go it alone).
4) own it (as in, acknowledge your expertise and worthiness).
On the partner up instruction, I told them I’d love that and was very open to the idea, but could they please send some referrals. (“Tell me who, please!”)
They said they have been sending referrals, and I instantly suspected I might know who they were talking about. (A new guy on my radar who rang my bell the week prior.)
So I asked they make those referrals more obvious, since sometimes I have to hear things twice to really get it.
With that it felt like we were done, so I thanked them for their support and sent huge love and appreciation their way. Also asked them to let me know if there was anything I could do for them. (Feels silly to offer, but I hate to just be a taker in these gatherings.)
Went back to my regularly scheduled day and within minutes they had the referral on my desk. (In my inbox, specifically.) Delivered with exceptional clarity. Just like I’d asked. Seriously unmistakable.
The team delivers when you take the time to check in!
Make sure the power players on your side aren’t going untapped. They’re here for you, rooting for your success, they can do magical and miraculous things, and they want to help.
There are many ways to connect with our personal teams, so I’d love to what you practice for tuning in to divine wisdom, support and insight. Thanks for sharing your methods and experiences with us in the comments!
Those of you who read Pray Rain entries or have been in group mastermind conversations know I’ve been getting healthy reminders from Universe to follow intuition- regardless of how much sense it does or doesn’t make.
Which I thought I was already pretty good at, but apparently there’s a whole new skill level for me to master.
So when I started feeling an urge to offer an “open” course on manifesting money, I paid attention.
“Wouldn’t it be fun,” I thought, “to offer a course on money where everyone could benefit? Especially the folks who think they have no money?!”
That DID sound like fun! It was a clear call from inspiration, even though my “logical” brain (i.e. gremlins) said ridiculous things like:
But I remembered the price I paid for ignoring intuition and not following my heart before, and it isn’t going to happen again!
So in yesterday’s ezine, I let guidance run the show and unveiled a new group Money Course starting July 8th that has a structure different than my typical offerings: YOU set the tuition, and you pay it when you’re ready.
It felt good, open, liberated and loose.
(No coincidence that’s the vibration around Money that works really well, too!)
Then this morning I woke up remembering the tail end of a dream where I was looking for something in the corner of a room where nothing should have been.
To my delight, what appeared before my very eyes was a cool … well, I don’t know it was. A decorated pen or colorful mini-umbrella or something. Whatever it was, I was delighted to find it there, and as I reached down for it several more appeared out of thin air! Just as beautiful, just as dazzling, just as delightful.
Right where they shouldn’t have been.
I knew instantly angels were telling me I was on the right track with this offering that might seem like it would result in less income and tenuous value, that there would actually be more beautiful surprise gifts involved with it. (Angels get through to me best in dreams.)
And this morning, right after finishing a meeting with my mastermind group where I talked about my new approach with this Money Course, I opened an email from Paypal which revealed the biggest single lump sum deposit my account has ever seen.
(And I’ve done corporate gigs before!)
It was from a private client who was paying for services in advance. It surprised me so much I tweeted this:
“Holy mother of God. Just got a HUGE paypal pmt from a client who is apparently paying in advance. For life. That – or she made a typo! lol”
But then I realized what was really happening. Universe was giving me not just great confirmation of how well it works to follow intuition and be loose and open and trusting, but it also gave me a great opening story for the Money Course! (hee hee)
If you’re interested in having some fun with me and Money next month, be sure you’re signed up for the ezine to get details on it next week. (Sign up links are at the top of this blog’s sidebar and on the Good Vibe Coaching site.)
The extra cool part of this is that while vacuuming today, I got another clear hit from angels that this isn’t my course. Apparently it’s YOURS.
Can’t wait to see where you take us with it!
(In fact, if you’ve got ideas, please share them here. Thank you!)
Last week a consistent theme popped up in my work with clients, which is a heads up that it’s part of my work as well. That theme was caring what other people think.
Letting others’ thoughts and opinions sway us is a common trap for losing the “feel good” vibe, as I’m sure we’ve all experienced.
Whether it’s neighbors frowning about the state of the yard, grandma’s look of shock about daughter’s new tattoo, or the wife’s opinion about changing jobs – daily life is rife with opportunities to be waylaid by what others think is best for us.
As long as we factor in other people’s opinions in our decision-making process, we’re handicapped in two ways:
I’ve found even when we believe we’re immune to others opinions, there are pockets of life where we’re unknowingly affected.
Example: years ago my six year old neighbor confessed to me she knew why I was getting divorced: “You made an affair.” I smiled at her misquote of what she probably heard from a parent, and laughed at what my living situation must look like to others. (My ex-husband rented the basement from me during and after our divorce, which didn’t preclude us from dating others.)
But when I took a post-divorce boyfriend car shopping with me, I came home with a heavy duty super cab long bed four wheel drive truck. In other words, a vehicle that the men in my life strongly approved of.
How is it I could laugh off the neighborhood thinking I’m an adultress, but shelled out many thousands of dollars on a vehicle that barely fit in my garage, let alone any parking spot in the city?
Simple: I didn’t care what neighbors thought about my love life, but I strongly cared what my love life thought about me – and my car.
Abraham repeats this advice often: leave the peanut gallery out of it!
In order to find our “feel good” vibration we have to follow our own hearts. And that very likely takes us in a direction that – sooner or later -someone in our life won’t approve of.
As long as we care more what others think than what our own guidance calls us toward … well, to put it simply: we’re handicapped.
My success in coaching didn’t come from listening to the “experts” who told me not to rely on electronic marketing to get clients; not to use music or pictures on the site; whatever you do, do NOT use a flash site; not to call myself an attraction coach because no one would know what that was; not to quit my day job before I had income from coaching flowing in; to be sure to tell everyone what I was doing so they could become or refer clients; to attend lots of networking events and speak wherever possible; etc. etc. etc.
They weren’t the “peanut gallery” to me, but rather highly respected people – many of whom I actually paid for their opinions. But I at least know enough to do what felt good, and that was very often not what they thought I should.
Took guts, but the payoff was (and remains) huge.
For my client who is upset because her mother thinks she’s ruining her children’s lives (by investing spare time and money in her art), or for my friend who is not enjoying planning her wedding (because her in-laws have pre-conceived notions about what it should be), or whatever situations where we find our “feel good” slipping away because we’re caring what others think, there is a simple remedy:
Get okay with yourself. Often the people in our lives mirror our own unacknowledged insecurities. When you find yourself fretting over what someone else thinks, check in with yourself about what you’re okay with.
And bask in your own self love. Lots of self love and appreciation does wonders for not giving a rip what anyone else thinks.
Not caring what others think doesn’t mean you can’t be a considerate and loving member of society. It just means you don’t sacrifice who you are in the process.
So if you find yourself not singing in the shower because your sweetie thinks you sound like a moose in heat, or you don’t dance because you never learned how, or whatever else is holding you back because of what others might think – set yourself free.
Follow your feel good, and as you love yourself for it you’ll find more often than not so does everyone else.