Updated: May 10
Do you find it is easy to do work for others- less easy to do your own work?
Are you burnt out and tired from serving others first?
I can totally relate and admit to suffering from, “Put myself last syndrome. “
Deadlines for others, open-ended work for me.
Deadlines make it easy to complete the work for others. I like to get the job done.
However, I notice when it comes to my work, which is creating art, I often struggle, especially if I have no deadline. I put myself last and often find myself tired or running short of time and then having to cook dinner for my kids. Sound familiar?
I am not complaining. I LOVE my job! The open-ended lifestyle of wondering what is just around the corner…
“You never know how a good quest is going to end.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
This open-ended life-style requires one to sit in open space.
Open space is a place I LOVE. A place that is necessary for creativity to awaken.
I am very familiar with this blissful spacious state.
However, it is not always a comfortable place to sit.
I often feel the sense of panic, followed by racing thoughts…
Get to Work!…. Your wasting time!…Your spoiled!…
These familiar little gremlins have a way of agitating my spacious mood.
I notice them, invite them in, even jot them down, soon they become a distant memory and I get back to work. Get out my BEST SHOES!
How to live an open-ended life…
Feel full of possibilities and watch for doors to open.
Make sure you have the proper shoes on so you can walk through the door.
Make sure the shoes are comfy and fit perfectly.
Feel comfortable in your FEET- your FOUNDATION.
When the mind wanders, dial the craziness back into your SOLES- your SOUL.
Draw the energy in and bring it downwards – this feels more grounding.
Stand tall and have good shoes on or even better- bare feet!
Be a column of light and move forward with brightness.
We can even trade shoes. Red ones are my favorite.
Love and Light,
“There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there’s only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.” ~Wayne Dyer