Well, it has been easily two months since I last entered my thoughts into this blog. Much has happened and continues to happen. It is like so many of the things that I told myself so many years ago are now manifesting in their own time and space. It is amazing to me that some of these things that started out as thoughts of ‘What if… ?’ years ago are now showing up while others are occurring in the moment and almost as fast as I think them for the very first time. And… it is not that I am orchestrating the process; I am not. I just declare what I want and acknowledge my own truth (or, even what I would like my truth to be, for that matter) and it starts and continues the process of showing up in my life. All of it is fully dependent on me BEING… willing to engage and to stay in the place of not knowing how it will all unfold, while fully trusting that it will, then does… because I say so.
At the beginning of January, I sent out an email invitation to close to 90 women to engage in a powerful conversation about what it means to be authentically who I am as a quantum biological human with everything that I do – leading, managing, owning and operating business, employing others and being employed by others, creating, educating and risking – being a result of my showing up as me – for me and by me – with no mask and no performance. I had space for 20 women to engage and, like any airline these days, I overbooked. 25 said yes and 23 showed up. Some drove as much as 8 hours for the 3 hour conversation. As Louise LeBrun said to me, later in an email, ‘women are hungry – no, not strong enough – starved’ for the opportunity to express themselves. The feedback that followed that morning conversation was profound. One woman spoke publicly and ‘off the cuff’ for the first time in her life. Another woman’ s life changed in the blink of an eye as she willingly chose the sponge of her own silence to soak up what touched her deeply in the expressions of the women who spoke with such passion. I am about to send out another invitation for February and, already, I have received commitments to attend. No agenda, no rules, no policies, no best practices, no ‘games’. Just the truth as it is for each of us in our experience of entrepreneurship as the result of showing up as who we really are. I named the conversation last fall to start in the new year and I set the first date in January for January and the rest fell into place. The space was filled within 48 hours of the emailed invitation. It just happened… because I said so.
I have been raising Rottweilers for 21 years and rescuing them for the last 10 years. One of my greatest pleasures in life is to make a great home for a great dog - and I always attract great dogs! Every time that I am called to attract another Rottie, I just put the word out and trust that the ‘right’ one for me will show up. It has been 3 months since Fyrna, my most senior Rottie, died; as she passed, my last request of her was that she send me my next Rottie… a girl… the ‘right’ one for Leroy (my younger Rottie), my husband and myself. Gracie is now on my wave length and soon to arrive… and all because I declared what I wanted. Did I have any idea of how she would show up or what her name would be or who I would meet along the way to connecting with her? Not a whit! However, I knew that she would show up; that’s all. I knew that she would… because I said so.
The paradox of intention is that there is really nothing for me to ‘do’ in manifesting what I say that I want. When I remember who I am and engage the nothing, then the something always presents itself (the result of nothing… other than my expressed intention)… simply, because I say so.
My word is law in my universe; your word is law in your’s, too. That premise has always held true, regardless of which ‘school’ of consciousness one chooses to or not to engage (for me, that ‘school’ has always been Huna with it’s more recent positioning for me, through Louise LeBrun, as the invitation to an emerging future, which ignites, in the flicker of its flames, another invitation, yet again… and, so it goes). It is full engagement, all the same, when I remember who I am and allow that invitation to shape my world as I want it to become. It all comes to life… because I say so. When I remember who I am, then there really is nothing for me to do… except to show up. When I show up, then ‘it’ always shows up, too. Because I say so.