I’ve frequently heard coaches and other experts say, “Follow your passion and the money will come.”
It seems too good to be true, doesn’t it?
I know many small business owners who have a passion for what they do, but they’re still struggling when it comes to money.
I think the disconnect comes about because even though we may be following our passion, there are frequently limiting beliefs that get in the way, and hold us back from the prosperity and abundance we desire.
I’m going through this process right now.
I have enjoyed being an SEO copywriter for these last 9 years. And I still enjoy writing for small businesses. But, I’m on this spiritual path right now. I’ve been recording Facebook Lives every day, talking about the Daily Word from Unity.
Here’s a recent video I recorded talking about a “Greater Unfolding.”
I’ve got to tell you doing these videos brings me JOY. I am inspired by Source to remind people that we are children of God and we deserve all the good we desire.
Am I making money from these videos?
And that’s where trust comes into the picture. I don’t know where these videos are going to lead me exactly. I’m just putting my faith in God that I’m meant to be the Light in the world and share God’s message.
Resistance, Stress and Grief
I’ve also been inspired to write a book about spirituality. But I’m resisting it at the moment. There is this voice in my head that I call “Shaming Sally” who doesn’t believe I can write it. So, I’ve decided to write some blog articles instead, and focus on the Facebook Lives. There’s also a part of me that believes focusing on this blog and the Facebook Live videos will make writing the book easier. And I’m all for ease and flow! 🙂
I’m going on vacation soon with my hubby to spend ten days in Canada and I can’t wait. It’s been several years since we’ve had a week-long vacation and I’m feeling it. Part of the reason why I’m resisting writing the book stems from simple burnout. I’m tired. Planning the trip was stressful! Luckily, my daughter enjoys travel planning, so she was a big help in getting our itinerary in order.
Another reason I’ve been feeling out of sorts this year, and why I need a vacation so badly is that it’s been three years since my sister was diagnosed with cancer, and less than two years since she passed away. I never realized that grief would hit me as hard as it has. I also feel part of this emotional upheaval I’ve been enduring this year is due to my spiritual growth.
My mastermind mentor Jay Fiset explains that we are containers, defined by our beliefs, which determine our results in life. When we learn, stretch and grow, our context expands – which pushes against the walls of the container.
That’s what I’m going through right now. I’ve been studying a Course in Miracles, reading the Daily Word every day, and listening to or reading works by spiritual teachers like Dr. Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay and Abraham.
As a result, I know my context is expanding and it’s pushing up against my old limiting beliefs, creating a lot of stress and tension in my life. I am doubling down on meditation and prayer to see me through this. It’s a challenge, I’m not going to kid you. However, I know, trust and believe that good things are on the horizon. In fact, they already are.
I was approached recently to speak at a Rotary club because of my Facebook videos. And a friend of mine approached me about developing a series of workshops together to support small business owners. So, I know following my passion is paying dividends already. I just have to keep trusting the outcome, that the money will come.
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