Invite Versus Sell

As a healer, I have often felt uncomfortable with the energy of “selling” my products and services. I consider the work I do as such a sacred and intimate process of relating and connecting that it feels strange to imagine “selling” it like one might sell a car or a pair of shoes. At the beginning of opening my practice many moons ago, I had this idea that I had to develop a skill that I didn’t have and/or didn’t want to have if I was going to be “successful” as an entrepreneur. In order to welcome abundance into my reality doing the work I love, I’ve spent years dancing with this dilemma of selling and becoming deeply connected to a perspective that honors the work I do and the souls I am here to support. What I’ve discovered is this… “Selling” is actually a sacred invitation. I already have the skills I need to “sell.” Refusing to “sell” can be a form of self abandonment and harm. “Selling” is actually a sacred invitation because people always have a right to choose whether or not they feel a resonation with RSVP’ing to my offer. It is a gentle and loving door opening as I see another’s pain and let them know I am willing to hold it with them should they choose to accept. I already have the skills I need to “sell” because I know how to listen for what people want, need, and are ready for and if that is aligned with what I offer, I can reflect that back to them just like I do in...

Peace in Vulnerable Times

We are in a time of deep healing and a lot is being asked of us as healers. With the recent election in the U.S., regardless of our beliefs (all of which matter), a light has been shone for us to see more deeply into the collective consciousness of our humanity and it occurs to me that this is very sacred information as we can only heal what we can see. Today I invite us to begin within. As we honor what is arising in us, we meet our wounding ready for our presence and attention. Grief, I see you, I am here. Fear, I see you, I am here. Love, I see you, I am here. Anger, I see you, I am here. Joy, I see you, I am here. As lightworkers, we are being called to hold ourselves dearly so we are prepared to hold space with others. May we sit with ourselves as we sit with a small, precious child. May we be a cushion of compassion for ourselves to land on as we feel and heal. May we hold space for others to be where they are and remember that we’re all doing the best we can (even when our ego believes otherwise). May we each continue to stay present to compassionately interacting with ourselves because that is the starting place of compassionately interacting with one another. Today we are being supported by the largest, brightest, and closest full moon we’ve had in close to 70 years! I am comforted by the ways mother nature is supporting us in illuminating all that we are ready to...

Should I do “this” or “that?”

Recently I’ve been pondering the illusion of “should” and I wanted to bring the conversation to you for reflection because it feels like such a universal theme. When I am disconnected from myself, one of the questions I find myself tempted to ask others is, should I do this or should I do that? Over the years, I have found that when I ask this question, well-meaning people share their opinions of what’s “right,” but this doesn’t necessarily mean it aligns with my own path or purpose. Maybe you can relate to these unfulfilling moments of self-doubt too? We seem to live in a collective consciousness that is under the illusion of “right” and “wrong” and this often leads us to abandon our power and search for answers outside of ourselves. If we translate the energy of these moments of “should,” we often discover a frequency of not enoughness, which activates our inner perfectionist and we begin trying to hustle to find the “right” answer. #Yikes #CueOverwhelm Here’s my curiosity for us today… What if it’s not about what you “should” do and instead it’s about what you “want” to do? Imagine building your business from a space of deep self-trust and connection. Imagine leaning into the fear of not knowing and allowing your heart to show you the way. What if the next time we find the “should” questions arising, we paused and asked… What do I WANT to do? Then allow that answer to be your compass as you follow your heart and reassess again at the next turn to see if it still feels right. When I...
Healing Holiday Myths

Healing Holiday Myths

I love diving into the myths we believe about our practices. One of my favorites to investigate around the holidays is “the holidays are a slow time for private practice” Is this true? Well it’s not true for me today, but it used to be. Here’s what I realized… I used to give away my practice building power believing that patterns I was experiencing like a slow down at the holidays were happening “to” me instead of simply mirroring back a shift in my own beliefs and energy. Let me explain what I discovered. So when I first started building my practice, many colleagues warned me that holidays were slow. I was a newbie so a part of me just took their word for it and expected that ebb to be true come November/December. Turns out it seemed they were right! At the holidays clients started canceling, no showing, and not scheduling way more than usual. It occurred to me at some point about 2 years into my practice building that the holidays are a time when we can benefit from support the most. Can we say family drama? Money fears? Addiction patterns? Etc. I began to question the truth of my practice being slow during this time and here’s what I realized when I looked behind the curtain of my Truth… I noticed myself being less invested or excited about my practice at this time of year because I already “knew”‘ it was going to be slow.‪#‎BeliefsEqualReality‬ I didn’t offer clients appointments as readily during this time because I assumed they wouldn’t want to take them. My energy...
How Daring Greatly Can Grow Your Practice

How Daring Greatly Can Grow Your Practice

I spent so much of my career “playing it safe” I did just enough to build my business, but not too much to allow myself to be seen and heard on a larger scale. At first this felt safe and comforting, but over time it began to take a toll on me and I start feeling stifled and dissatisfied. My phone stopped ringing, my work felt stagnant and I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to get my mojo back to make a living doing the work I loved. I knew I was meant to be sharing my work on a larger platform, but I couldn’t reconcile the intense fear I felt when I imagined stepping outside my comfort zone and being who I really am in the world. I came up with every excuse in the book as to why I “couldn’t” write my first book or travel or come out of the closet with my intuitive knowings. Have you been playing it safe in your business? I finally reached a point where playing small was becoming more painful than getting to know my fear and figuring out a way to play more full out so… I began dating my fear. I got to intimately know her. We talked. I cried. I got angry. I felt relief. I finally began to understand that my fear wasn’t trying to sabotage me. It was actually the complete opposite…she was showing up in an attempt to protect me from getting hurt. She was worried that being seen and heard would be dangerous as it had been in the past when...