Thursday, 30 April 2015

May 2015 - Choices

Reflections: Choices

Recently I have been developing a new regular practice of choosing a card each day, and, as often as I can, writing about it on the Dare to Blossom Life Coaching Facebook page. Such an interesting experience, quite different to the year I spent writing the weekly blog on each card. And different again to writing these monthly newsletters.

This card came out today after shuffling well and cutting the cards: Choices. One of the choices I am facing is about this: Do I continue writing and sending this out every month? What do you think? The 'open rate' is, at roughly one third on average, very good - so I am told by people who know about these things. That means that two thirds of you do not open the emails - and I know well myself that I do the same. I remain subscribed to a number of newsletters, very rarely open and read them - but when I do always find something of value to me in that moment. And even when I don't read them, it is somehow reassuring to see them there, awaiting my moment if I should need them.

What do you think? Do you enjoy reading; appreciate them arriving in your email? Or are they becoming irrelevant, or worse - an irritation (if so please do unsubscribe!) I would be very pleased to receive any comments - which you can send by replying to this, by posting on the blog page or on Facebook.

One of my forthcoming choices is how to use my time when my full time contract ends on 31 May. One of the projects I am starting is a total revamp of my websites - my 'main' Dare to Blossom one - which extremely old and creaky, decrepit even, due to being very hard to update and maintain. And the two experimental websites I have been playing with, Daring to Blossom and The Rediscovery Process, using some free software and standard templates. Challenging and more than a little scary at the same time.


Pausing - I see how self-focussed that last piece was. Should I delete, or retain that to send to you? More choices.

Choosing some photographs to include here - another choice to be made. Every moment, everywhere I look - choices. Do you ever feel overwhelmed, paralysed by choice? Or do you feel that you have no choice at all? Duty calls, needs must - those phrases draw us back into... into what? Fear, lack, scarcity thinking?

This week, here in Cornwall the bounty and plenty of nature has been all around. In spite of the bitingly cold winds and threat of frost the trees and flowers have been sprouting leaf and opening buds into flowers. Blossom is everywhere. The view from my window changes daily, hourly even, it seems at times. Today the horse chestnut tree whose leaves seemed to be just opening last week and the flower buds just forming a day or so ago - this tree is now boldly displaying the wonderful candles of blossom.

For you, to explore in your meditations or journal:
- What choices face you at the moment? It can be productive to list them.
- If they are clear, and easy to make - tick them off, they are already made.
- If they are more complicated, can you at least choose how to approach them?
- A suggestion: give yourself time and decide to let go of conscious thinking.

Another pause for me. Feeling this is not very helpful. How can I write about helping you make choices when the ethos of my approach is coming home to yourself and rediscovering your own inner wisdom? Or is that evading the point? The point being ....??

As you can see, I am in a time of flux and change; endings and new beginnings; uncertainty, and - yes - choices. At this point I will decide to surrender to 'not knowing' - and invite you to do the same at times when you feel this way. Soften with grace into the unknown, allowing that to just be. Knowing that the mists will clear, guidance will emerge, you will see the path ahead - all in good time.

If you would like to explore for yourself how the Dare to Blossom Rediscovery Coaching Process and the Cards can help you rediscover your own power, please do contact me to arrange a time for a free twenty minute consultation.

Inspirational Links

Amy Palko is launching a new programme on 11 May "The Goddess Self" - have a look if you are intrigued.

Genius World Conference is fast approaching on 15 May in London - I am so much looking forward to an amazing day reconnecting with old friends and meeting new people. If you are free do ask if there are places left - and if you are not there is a wealth of inspiration on the conference website with links for all the presenters.

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Thank you dear friends for visiting with me again this month and sharing my musings.

Until next time,

with love,