What’s the Natural Rhythm of Your Life
Well, I’m back into the swing of things! I had decided to take the summer off, and for those of you who read my June blog, I had shared how I felt I needed to follow my gut and take time to focus on just enjoying my kids without having the continual pull to always “be working.” Last summer I really struggled with this. Part of me felt I “should” be with my kids, but another part of me felt I “should” be working. This lead to me not fully enjoying or being in the moment when I was doing either.
This summer I decided I would not to do the same. It wasn’t fair to my kids, and it wasn’t fair to my peace of mind. So with that in mind, I took a look at my priorities and being with my kids was top dog. As much as it scared me to let go of actively working in my business throughout the summer months (except for seeing clients), I had a hunch that that was exactly what I needed.
In all honesty, the need to slow down with my marketing and development started in May. This felt way too early to be winding down, so I admittedly resisted it for the first bit. As the feeling continued into June, a little anxiety started to creep in. By the end of June I was actually starting to wonder if I was ever going to have the urge to work again. What’s the deal?!
BUT, from past experience I did know that when I let go and trust (which took me awhile to build…and is in constant growth), eventually things turn around. Ideas, motivation and energy would kick in giving me what I needed to forge ahead with a lot more ease then when I was determined to struggle against my fear of not “doing.”
The push to be busy and productive at all times is a deeply engrained belief in many of us, and living in such a fast paced society does nothing to curb it. But the truth of the matter is that there is a natural rhythm to life, and when we develop our intuitive sense to the point of knowing how to listen to these cycles, our life becomes a whole lot easier.
There is a time for “doing, ” and a time for “being, ” and neither of these are typically on the time schedule that we try to set for it. As much as our conscious mind tries to dictate what we need when, fact is we can’t be in full control of the rhythm of our lives. When we get rigid and try to is when the struggle creeps in. All we can do is listen and trust, which allows for us to live in ease versus struggle. When we do this, any action we take becomes that of joy.
By allowing myself the time I needed, I was pleasantly surprised when I was hit with the inspiration to complete a program I had on my mind for quite some time. Not only was I hit with inspiration, I was also given the time to complete it. And in the time I was given to complete the program, I found that everything fell into place nicely. Ideas for implementation and organization; people and resources I needed came my way.
Letting go of my attachment to when things “should” get done, I also found that things I hoped to catch up on during the summer, but wasn’t feeling motivation at all to do, actually eventually got done as well. Things such as updating my kids school books, organizing, printing, and putting photos into albums, cleaning my office…. Once I let go and thought “oh, they’ll get done when they get done, ” the resistance was gone, and I eventually completed everything that I had set the intention to.
Now, I know some of you reading this may be thinking, “Well, that’s nice for you, but that isn’t realistic in my case. I don’t have the freedom to take a break when I need one. I have deadlines to meet, set hours to work, activities to take my kids to” …or whatever your situation may be. Believe me, I get what it feels like to feel like I don’t have control over my own life. I was there for many years, feeling I was stuck, and even resentful when I’d hear of others seemingly “free” lives.
But I’m here to tell you, as well as possibly challenge your long-standing beliefs, that we don’t have to be victim to our circumstances. Through choices and intentions we have the power to create desired shifts in our lives. They only need to start out as baby steps, but each step changes the trajectory of where your life is heading. And I am a firm believer that knowing and understanding who we are, as well as opening up to our intuitive sense (which helps us listen to the rhythm of our life) is the key to unlocking the life we truly want.
If you are ready and willing to start making some of the shifts needed to live a life of more freedom, fulfillment, meaning, and joy, I’d love to be your guide!
Trisha Savoia is founder/owner of Absolute Awareness, and creator of the The Integrity Code, and The Soulful Parent Programs. Through her programs, writing, and speaking she uses her skills, experience, and intuition as a mother, teacher, Clinical Hypnotherapist, and Entrepreneur to help guide moms to recover their true selves and their intuition, while at the same time learn how to parent so their children can do the same.