“What you want in this lifetime, you must CLAIM.” – My guides
Whenever I WRITE MY LIFE, what always comes up for me is this: WRITE. TEACH. COUNSEL. INSPIRE.
This is what I want to do with my life. Write books, essays, and poems that inspire. Teach people how to live their lives to the fullest. Help others find counsel in their inner guidance. Ignite the flame of inspiration in the hearts of everyone I meet.
But when it comes time to put my passion into action, I often feel stuck. It is so hard sometimes to work up the courage to take the next step. To get out there and DO IT.
This summer I made a commitment to myself to teach one class per month this year, but I have been wavering about teaching a class this month so I checked in with my guides and this is what I got:
"What you want in this lifetime, you must CLAIM."
What I took from this is that if I want to teach, I need to teach. No one is going to come to my door, grab me by the hand and say, "Let me take you to your classroom, your students are waiting."
If I want it, I have to make it happen.
Which is not to say that help is not available. My guides handed me my first class, fully formed. And they have been nudging me for years to teach the Violet Flame Meditation. But I am still scared.
I don't know why. I have been doing this meditation nearly every day for YEARS. I know it by heart. Somehow though, leading others in meditation freaks me out.
What if they think it's stupid?
What if I get lost and forget something?
What if someone has a bad experience?
The thing is, any or all of these things may happen, but that doesn't mean it's not worth doing.
If I believe - as I do - that every experience happens for us as much as it happens to us, and that whatever happens can be used as a tool for learning, then what have I got to lose?
Please join me for my *first* (yikes!) Violet Flame Meditation Class next Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00 pm. The class will be held at Mosaic Coffeehouse in Wallingford (4401 2nd Ave NE, 98105).
The cost of the class is whatever you can pay, with 10% of all donations going to support Mosaic, a community coffeehouse in Seattle.
See the sidebar for more information on the Violet Flame Meditation.
Hope to see you there!