Posted by Andrea Conway Law of Attraction coach for small business success
Abraham-Hicks teaches that eternal expansion rules the universe. Because you and I represent components of the universe, we expand eternally too. But as individuals we don’t necessarily embrace our own expansion. That’s unfortunate, because when we hold back, says Abraham, we hurt.
How can you tell if you’re keeping yourself apart from your own expansion? By noticing how you feel. The worry and frustration that churn over and over in your mind feel terrible: they are you holding yourself back.
Why does this happen? My theory: our newly launched dreams feel exciting to us – that’s how expansion feels. But once we hit a setback, negative emotion arises and, left unchecked, separates us from our dream.
A typical way we hold back from expansion in business is by reminding ourselves over and over: “I tried it but it didn’t work.” We lament the money wasted and the big famous guru who let us down. We regret the beautiful expensive website that never got any visitors, and we feel embarrassed about the high-priced conferences and programs that didn’t deliver as promised.
I’m not saying we shouldn’t talk about our disappointments. When we express them to someone who truly listens – a good friend, a coach, a therapist etc. – honest disclosure can heal.
But when we’re clutching our sad stories and telling them over and over years after the fact, we’re only [Read more…]