You may be unfamiliar with this day of celebration. It is the day, according to Christian Bible teachings when the the Three Kings made it to the manager where Baby Jesus lay.
The term "epiphany" without the advantage of a dictionary, to me means being in an enlightened state, or merely experiencing a newly heightened awareness.
If you follow my blog, the last installment wove itself around how deep and inner reflection can bring about even deeper revelations about our Self. (Read it here.)
And because of what I personally discovered, I had to take a couple days off from writing to take those findings and really, truly, and completely grasp the message that was coming out from within my Self and Soul.
This is what I learned. As much as I didn't admit to it, I am afraid of being visible to the world. I am stopping myself from coming to the aid of those who are now at the point where I was three years ago in losing my corporate job. I have the tools, knowledge, and compassion to help, however, am standing in my own way. How unfair to those who I can assist!
So, I asked for help for myself. The other morning, while still in bed, I prayed to the Universe, God, to whomever would hear me, "Please send someone to help me. I can't do this alone."
Later that day I got a call from my marketing mentor's office to set up an appointment with him the following day. Late last year I connected with him again because I knew that he had the answer to my question of how I could move forward.
During the conversation with my marketing mentor, it became clear to me, and he himself said it, that he wasn't telling me anything that I didn't already know. So true. No one else has the answers but me.
The question now is, "what will make this time different with those who have been sent my way?" The answer is several-fold and often is the same each time I ask. See if they might ring true for you, too.
- Rid yourself of the limiting beliefs you hold. How do you expect to get anywhere if you stop yourself from the inside out?
- Believe in yourself. If you don't, who will?
- Learn to say "yes" to yourself. Does consistently denying what you want move you forward?
- Be compassionate with yourself. How can you expect to hold space for someone when you can't do it?
- Love yourself first. Can you stand in front of a mirror and say, "I love you," and mean it?
- Be honest with yourself. How often do you ask the hard questions?
I spent all of 2010 studying, learning, and implementing lessons, solutions, and teachings to put the above list in motion; not only for myself, but for those who want to learn from me, too. However, I've had a lifetime filled with experiences to solidify and validate that training, making what I offer to my trainees a value beyond comparison. How do I know? They've told me so! (Read a few testimonials here.)
What will you do to make a difference in your life or business? What will you say "yes" to? How can I help?
“That's a tough question to answer without doing the proper studies.”
Peggy Lee Hanson, personal transition guide and mentor, is expert at compassionately helping those suffering loss of any proportion, especially through unemployment. Using proven strategies and support, she teaches how to move quickly and easily through current or impending life-changing moments so that you can have the life you are meant -- and deserve -- to live.
PeggyLee is a Speaker, Best-selling author on Amazon.com, Certified Dream Coach® & Group Leader®, Trained True Purpose Coach®, and CEO and Founder of MyDreamArchitect.com, a subsidiary of Personal Transition Guidance, LLC. Also, Peggy Lee is co-facilitator and co-owner of the Coaches Circle Mastermind groups and is a regular columnist for the online community of DreamUniversity.com. She is a member of the International Coach Federation and Toastmasters International.
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