Did you realize your business is also a catalyst for your Soul growth? And did you know that your Soul is possibly your best business partner? I didn’t either until years after starting my business. Here are the five keys:
- Business as a Path of Healing and Awakening
- CEO / COO
- Creative Life Force – Creative Process
- Light or Tight Guidance
- Delegating to the Universe
Let’s unpack them one by one.
1. Business as a Path of Healing and Awakening
As far as I can tell, a human being doesn’t do ‘preventative growth’, she will however, consider up leveling when all other avoidance strategies to grow have been employed. Also known as, my back is against the wall, and I must do something now!
This might sound familiar to you; I know it does to me and I love this growth stuff. I’ve noticed several primary arenas that get our attention for growth…
- Work, business, the pursuit of success
If you think about it, most of us have at least one of these areas that force growth. The Soul wants what the Soul wants and its evolution. It wants to expand Love. Full stop. All growth and evolution is for that purpose.
In my case, my 30-year business is very successful, yet it’s my relationship with money that has gotten my attention for the longest and loudest. I’ve listened. In doing so, I know in my cells that my Soul has expanded in ways that it never would have without the contracted relationship with money that has been my best teacher. Getting better all the time.
The arena of business relates with of these five keys; thus, it creates an amazing path for healing and growth.
2. CEO / COO
As a woman, we’re quite capable, aren’t we? But just because we can, doesn’t mean we should? Do everything that is.
Years ago, when I began inviting my Higher Self or Soul to advise and partner with me (out of sheer desperation I might add), I was stunned as to how things got easier, decisions and solutions were readily available, and stress transformed into a serenity that I would trade for anything. My business became a joy to run.
3. Creative Life Force – Creative Process
This is a topic I could chat with you about until midnight. Here’s the thing… your Soul or Higher Self IS the Creative Life Force. It’s the same energy that’s beating your heart, pumping your blood, and digesting your last meal as we speak. Her intelligence abounds. You and I are literally extensions of the Creative Life Force, and she loves to play in business. But we’ve got to invite her in a more conscious way.
We’ve got to make inquiries of her, such as, “How can I increase sales?” or “What’s the best way to deal with this situation?” or “What do you know about my market or product that I don’t know yet?” This is a long list, but you get the idea.
I’ve never asked a question of my heart (the portal to our Soul) and not gotten an answer. And the answers are brilliant. I usually put my hand on my heart and ask out loud. Sometimes I even talk with Her, the Creative Life Force, like I would a girlfriend over a glass of wine. Tell her about the situation and ask for guidance. Try it and see.
Then there are Creative Processes that are like dates with your Higher Self, cultivating a bond and relationship between your head and heart that any business person would envy in a partner.
4. Light or Tight Guidance
Most women in business operate with more head than heart because we’re doing business inside a business model that has been masculine-driven for centuries. It hasn’t been easy to forge a new model, but it’s easier now than ever.
Here’s one simple thing you can play with that I call Light or Tight. Think of something you need to make a decision on, not a decision with huge consequences, but something to practice on. Got it? Okay, now choose an equal amount of time to devote to both sides of the coin… it could be 15 minutes each side, an hour, a half day, etc.
]The idea is that you’ll devote the same amount of time to a choice as if you’ll be making it one particular way, and then the other amount of time a different way. Best to set a timer for both blocks of time.
When you’re in the block of time for one way, you’ll envision making the decision this particular way, you’ll see yourself as if that’s the choice you made. Go on about your business as if this is the choice you made and notice what you feel in your body, specifically, in your heart and gut area.
Then do the same thing as if you made a different choice. Imagine this is the way you decided to go and everything you can think of that would unfold as a result of having chosen this way. Notice what you feel in your body.
Don’t judge yourself or try and control any of this. It’s an exercise whereby you’re including your Higher Self, who has a much broader perspective of all the elements in play regarding this decision, to give you guidance and feedback by way of your body.
Why the body? Because every one of your 50 trillion cells is bursting with wisdom, and we feel that in the heart/gut area. Our head alone can’t access all this wisdom.
The choice that gives me the lightest feeling is the choice I go with. It’s always served me incredibly well. What I’ve learned doesn’t work is if I try to talk myself into going with the choice that made me feel tightness or tension in my gut, then I usually have a mess to clean up.
5. Delegating to the Universe
Seriously, the Universe is like having a team of high-level employees that you don’t have to pay. I ask the Universe to find me a good virtual assistant, send new clients, get my book published, help me learn a new skill… on and on it goes. All you have to do is place your order as if you were ordering lunch and wanted things a particular way. Be specific and don’t hold back, it’s astounding the support we have available from the friendly Unified Field or Universe.
This Field has proven over and over again to deliver my request in ways I could have never imagined. Always better. But we have to ask.
About the Author
Laurie Morse of Create to Heal Studio holds a master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a degree in Art and the Creative Process and is a Certified Intentional Creativity Teacher. For the past 30 years, she has been the Director of Holistic Health Services in San Diego, the founder and director of the Sacred Health Academy, an online educational journey dedicated to reclaiming health and wholeness, and is the author of two best-selling books: “The Art of Returning to Love: How to Show Fear and Stress the Exit and HEAL”, and “Reverse Heart Disease Naturally: The Woman’s Guide to Not Die before Your Time.”