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I just got an email from a truly beautiful soul who gave me the same advice I’ve heard many times, and I am so grateful that people care enough to tell me something they think will help me.
The advice they gave me was to change the name of Stop Playing Small online retreat to Start Playing Big.
And I get it. I’ve been having this conversation with people for many years.
When I started taking lots of self-help and spiritual expansion programs everyone was doing programs called something like “Start Playing Big.” I took so many of them.
In fact, I just got an email today from a spiritual teacher who is very well known inviting me to a program called: Living a Masterful Life: Accessing Dynamic Insights and Peak States of Inspiration to Embrace the Next Stage.
And that sounds really good. It sounds like a wonderful program, but here’s the thing:
I’ve taken so many programs with names like that.
And for me, when I was feeling stuck,
and I knew I was playing small,
and I had taken 20 of those programs with names like that
and I was STILL playing small,
I absolutely KNEW that taking the 21st program about living a miraculous life wasn’t what I needed.
I KNEW that I was blocking that miraculous life and I needed help to bring on a breakthrough and get unstuck.
Part of my problem was that I did not believe, not at all, that I really had what it took to live a miraculous life.
I wanted to “start playing big” but I was not ready for that AT ALL.
I couldn’t have gone from playing small to playing big that fast.
Perhaps other people can do what I couldn’t do.
But I really didn’t know any of those people.
For me, getting unstuck from playing small was my first step.
I had to release the blocks to love before I could feel prepared for playing big.
AND there are a lot of people who have NO interest in playing big – whatever that means.
Most people don’t care about playing big – they just don’t wish to have one more day, one more month or year of playing small and living a limited life. And I get that.
I played small for a long time.
I couldn’t seem to get out of my own way.
I knew I was the one that was blocking my path.
And knowing that was painful.
I had excuses, but deep down, I knew what the truth was.
I was the problem.
What I didn’t know was how to get out of the way.
First came my willingness, and then it was revealed to me.
I got out of that quagmire that had held me in place so long.
Now, I don’t think about playing big or small.
We can take 2 steps forward and NO steps backward.
Now, I’m focused on simply sharing my gifts and talents in ways that are fulfilling for me and helpful to others. That’s what I do and I really enjoy it. Every day is a good day, and some days are really amazing.
If you know you’re playing small, then you know it’s not going to get any easier.
Would you like some support to bring on a breakthrough?
If you feel like you might be playing small and hiding your light under a bushel because of your beliefs about yourself, if you think maybe those beliefs are false and could be eliminated, and if you have a willingness to do some inner work to make a real and lasting change then please consider joining me and some other folks just like you who are SO DONE WITH PLAYING SMALL and ready to let those patterns go.
My Stop Playing Small Retreat was going to be in the UK this month, but now it’s being offered ONLINE, so all can join. This online retreat is for folks who are frustrated with feeling stuck and fearful. It’s designed for those who’d like to bring on a breakthrough so they can move forward with confidence toward their heart’s desire in any area of their life. Click here for details. If you aren’t sure if it’s right for you right now, book an Exploratory Call with one of the spiritual counselors. The call is free and you’ll find benefit in addition to getting all your questions answered.
TAKE ACTION! If you’re interested in either the Stop Playing Small Retreat or Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Bootcamp, but you aren’t sure if it’s right for you right now, book an Exploratory Call with one of the spiritual counselors. The call is free and you’ll find benefit in addition to getting all your questions answered. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call with a Spiritual Counselor.
Finding Freedom From Fear Bootcamp starts on July 5! Let’s rock this summer with our spiritual practice that brings benefit and healing for all. Now is the time for us to dive deep and eliminate the patterns of fear in our life.