Speak your truth.
I’ve heard this often while in communication with my Higher Self. I’m not always sure why I’m getting that message and feeling frustrated I ask, “What truth am I not speaking? What is it you think I should be saying that I’m not?” Unfortunately, frustration is a fast train out of connection and I don’t get an answer.
This time, however, I know.
The past 3 – 4 months I’ve been working with a business-building course for How To Channel Your Higher Self. It’s not the first such course I’ve taken. I enjoy the pieces about getting clear about my purpose, the ways I’m here to be of service, letting go of time wasters, building a good support team, etc. What trips me up is the marketing stuff.
I spent yesterday researching keywords, reading websites offering similar services to mine, looking for the “problems, frustrations, and fears” of my customers so that I can speak directly to these in my marketing efforts. At the end of the day I felt drained and depressed.
Speak your truth.
I don’t want to talk about fears, frustrations and problems. I don’t want to offer the next “fix-me” cure to people. I don’t want to say that if you just work with me, read my books, listen to my audios that you’ll live happily ever after. I don’t want to offer the “diamond encrusted upsell.”
Last night I went to bed reading Gary Zukav’s newest book, Spiritual Partnership: The Journey to Authentic Power, and these excerpts leaped off of the pages, synchronously revitalizing my vision of what I want for my business:
Old-type relationships are the means by which our species has survived…. However, they prevent spiritual growth.
…..we now evolve by growing spiritually. Spiritual growth is as necessary for us as sunshine is for a plant. [This concept was a major point from my focus groups!] We seek partners with whom we can grow spiritually rather than with whom we can accomplish common goals. . . .. We long for more, and as we strive for fulfillment we are redefining spirituality, relationship and evolution.
Spirituality has to do with the soul and requires alignment with the most noble impulses of the human experience – harmony, cooperation, sharing and reverence for Life . . . . . Spirituality is a journey into self-awareness and self-responsibility. …. The new type of relationship enables us to grow spiritually by focusing our attention inward …. We are beginning to recognize the importance of our emotions and intentions. …. We are looking for connections between our choices and our experiences.
As the values and perceptions of the new species emerge…, relationships of the old type are becoming increasingly unsatisfactory. We are becoming increasingly interested in self-exploration, self-awareness, and self-mastery. Fulfillment, contentment, meaning, purpose, love, and the joy of contributing to Life are taking precedence over issues such as career, lifestyle, and money. [emphasis added]
The terrain of human interaction is changing dramatically. Old-type relationships have no future, while relationships of the new type are appearing everywhere and in surprising ways.
This is where I am in my business. I want to play with creating new spiritual partnerships with others who are wanting to play with what it means to look inward in order to change outer experiences; who see life’s challenges as interesting ways to grow and evolve; who enjoy learning, sharing and practicing tools that expand her/his awareness of the freedom to choose and create a different experience.
So, here’s my truth. All of my life I have been a teacher to others through my ability to pass along what I have learned from other people in ways that create learning experiences that hopefully also get passed along by those I share with. I am a conduit so that others can also become conduits. I am a ripple intersecting with other ripples such that we create even bigger ripples.
Here I am back to where this year began, committing to following my excitement. I am committing to marketing authentically such that those who also feel the call of forming spiritual partnerships can come together and cultivate more love and more consciousness in our lives.
Are you speaking your truth?
Do you know your authentic voice?
Do you feel called to explore spirituality through generative relationships?
Integrative Action Steps for Speaking Your Truth:
- Find time on a regular basis to sit quietly, breath deeply into your low back and low abdominals; then, listen for the truths bubbling up from your Higher Self.
- Read inspirational material that you feel resonate with and journal the truths this material surfaces in you.
- Form a spiritual partnership and commit to authentically explore together the internal connections between emotions, intentions, choices and experiences.