“Human presence is a creative and turbulent sacrament, a visible sign of invisible grace”. John O'Donohue

Friday, 24 January 2014

Separating Out The Strands

As I mentioned in my last post, this month has very much been about dreaming and planning. I've been approaching it as a soul based - almost sacred - exercise and this has transformed my feelings about the whole process. Back when I had a corporate job, the annual planning exercise was such a heartless, energy draining experience, that I have always been reluctant to follow that sort of soul-free structure for my own business, opting for an organised "Trust the Universe" approach. Which, I have to say, has served me rather well, until now.

However, without a SMART objective in sight, This year, I have allowed myself to dream big, to  to make some really positive goals and to begin the process of making stuff happen. Which - after all -  is what I do best. Sometime during last year I dreamed up a name and a website, with the feeling that a new baby was ready to be born, and that another older one maybe ready to fledge the nest. I sensed that something needed to happen but I knew that whatever it was, it wasn't the right time.

I think that time is now.

What has become really clear to me is the need for me to separate out the strands of my work. Over the past couple of years I have been trying hard to integrate them, to try and summarise all that I do into one role. I believed that this would somehow be a much more authentic approach.  I have separate, different roles: yoga teacher, healer, yoga studio manager, PA, web content manager etc... Not one one role with five different job descriptions.Any organisation would find this idea ridiculous. The attempt to full integrate has actually made things feel much more busy and more confusing for me.

Compartmentalising, separating out the strands, is a way for me to be more focused, more available, more creative and less overwhelmed.  Like this meme (sorry source unknown) I saw shared on Facebook the other day, it  really was more like having 2,857 tabs open. All the time!

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