So here I sit on the edge of my seat … literally … and I am “listening.”
I’ve had inklings about my niche of “divine inspiration” for a while now. I launched a program in 2009 called “Birth Your Idea.” I was so scared about stepping into it that I did not market it for long. Then months later I had the idea of marketing a program called “Reconnecting to Your Genius” and through inspiration I created even more content.
But I never launched this program because I was too darned fearful. That was two programs guiding people to get in touch with their inspiration and creating and manifesting from that.
So my inspiration was guiding me to coach others how I do what I do this “thing” that I have always called my greatest gift and my biggest nemesis! For over two decades I have been saying this and it took this entire past year to accept it is time to share it with others!
I’ve been creating products … the physical “hold it in your hand” kind of products since the early nineties. I created an ergonomic product in 1992 to raise the computer monitor up to stop neck pain and a series of other products. It was 2003 when I first had the inspiration to write my ergonomics eBook and soon after began creating all kinds of audio products. And now a DVD and spiritual technologies. And art prints and t-shirts and more! It is PLAY for me!
I never really questioned this gift. I kept taking the logical actions to bring them to life when it was appropriate. My biggest challenge over the years was how to handle the CONSTANT flow of ideas to me. It happens time after time … while in the middle of one project the ideas start to flow about another one. So I have learned that I must capture this information as it is coming in otherwise it will just fly away!
At one point over 20 years ago it was so overwhelming to me that I asked the ideas to stop so that I could quiet my mind and they did. I did not know how to harness the energy of these ideas and it drove me nuts! A few years later they all came back and ever since I have been perfecting how I do what I do!
And it is not as if I can always just write the idea down real quick and be done with it. Sometimes it is an entire download and I just allow it to come in. That is how I have learned to honor my gift. It has taken me years and years … well decades … to learn how to discern what to work on.
There is not enough time in the day to take action on every idea that comes in. Many of my ideas are for others whether they have asked me for them or not and I only offer my ideas when I am guided to. So most often I just let it go. I have often joked about requiring a team to literally follow me around to record and organize all my notes and ideas and to take action on them as I have instructed.
When I have teams in place this discernment is even more important so the passion continues and we are productive and getting !
Over the years I have been told that I am always doing something new and exciting. I did not look at it that way. I was just doing my thing. Friends I have not seen in a while would want me to immediately fill them in. Just last year someone I knew over 20 years ago told me that he remembered this about me … and we did not even hang out … he was dating a friend!
That really made me think since I had been pondering the bigger picture for months. When I owned my ergonomic business it was obvious what my niche and purpose was. So that is when I started to take a closer look.
I hired Andrea Hess for a reading since that is one of her specialties. Almost immediately she told me that my niche is divine inspiration. Why was I was not surprised?!! Just I never thought about coaching others how to do this because it is so easy for me.
And that was the challenge all these months!! I kept asking myself “Who would want to hire me?” “Why would someone benefit from my coaching in this area.”
I did not necessarily actually ask these questions but these were the feelings, the sentiments I had. It has been very difficult to wrap my mind around this. As I began sharing with others they would say “You mean you can learn that” or “I wish I was inspired.”
It has taken a lot for me to get this far. It is a lot to step into sharing your gift with the world especially when the world could use a lot of divine inspiration. The fear that I have felt has been intense and at the same time difficult to put my hand on.
I did have the courage to develop a series last year called “Open to Divine Inspiration” and I loved creating it and presenting it.
And now I am so excited to announce that I am leading a 6 month coaching program starting in February called “Living in Divine Inspiration to Consciously Create Your Most Fulfilling Life with Passion, Joy and Ease.”
I chose a 6 month program to give everyone an opportunity to open and create. A lot can change in this amount of time. Just one inspiration and inspired action changes lives. This is how I have lived my life and where major portions of my income have come from in the last 20+ years.
And this can be learned. That is what “Living in Divine Inspiration” is all about. Look for an announcement for the free teleclasses I will be leading beginning next week. If you want to be on the list to attend this free teleclass series then register here –> http://www.wendygyoung.com.
Love and Inspiration!
Ok I know this is going to sound a bit strange at first. Just hear me out!
When I woke up recently I found myself staring up at the ceiling fan! For some reason it mesmerized me and it brought me into a heightened state of consciousness. All of a sudden the concept of my success and perhaps surpassing the success of my father came up.
It was just a simple little bit of information that bubbled up inside of me.
The next day I woke up and consciously put my attention on the ceiling fan and realized this allowed more information to surface. It is like there were two parts at play here….the part that was telling me to focus and the part that was surfacing the information!
As I had the realization about this old belief I started to cry! I love it when I cry because I know I am releasing old stuck emotions and this has enabled me to grab a bit more of my power and step deeper into my worthiness. It opens more of my creativity and inspiration to flow. It allows me to breathe deeper.
Over the years I pondered the possibility that perhaps I made a choice to not pass up my father in wealth and this experience affirmed it. And just this week I attempted to have a conversation with him about money and it created an emotional reaction in him. Then I have this experience. Really interesting stuff.
Several weeks ago I called a therapist who helped me over a period of many years and told him about the emotions and buried thoughts that had been bubbling up from my childhood over the past year. These were things that I always remembered just there were particular details that were making themselves known to me so that I could release and move on.
What he told me was that the gift of all the work that I have been doing over the past 20 years was to get to do this work too! Thanks! So the gift of doing our work is more work!
However it is all good. He told me that this was the last leg of my work. Lots of cleaning and tweaking. So much more about my life makes much more sense now.
And the awesome part is that it is leading me right into my purpose work. It makes such complete sense that cleaning out the cobwebs from the past is necessary to serve in a bigger way than I have.
And that is one reason why I am excited about 2011!
I have been feeling increased compassion for my father. He is 85 and has worked very hard his entire life. He is still going at it running his small business. Everyday … the weekends too … he works. Whether it is doing paperwork or seeing clients or vendors he is constantly working. Except when he is watching football or playing with his stamp collection or listening to his favorite radio station!
Though many times he is working in the background. I have watched him work like this since my childhood and see that he has been a source of my inspiration to get started in business so young in my life. Thank you Dad!
I would say I’d like to make it easier for my Dad (and for my Mom for that matter!) yet he would tell me that he is enjoying his life … though I am sure he would accept any gifts I may give him!
This morning as I am working on a project I am feeling excitement. I see myself looking at everything as creation and adventure and as I feel the passion of that moment. It is getting me to my next moment where I can create and feel passion. It is about continuing to climb the ladder of passion. That is where success is!
Thank you for reading and allowing me to be more authentic! Writing is so healing and really locks in the learning and creates more shifts. I would love to hear your comments!
In Deep Gratitude, Love and Inspiration!
This past Saturday I chose to participate in free MUSEum day here in Houston. It was 8:20 in the morning and I was watching the local news talk about all the planned activities for the day and I was inspired because it sounded like something different and fun! Who couldn’t use some of that?!
So I was out of the door much earlier than normal so I could get a good parking spot for the day and hop on the 17 MUSEum bus tour! It was fun and felt like I was in a different city.
The first MUSEum I went to was giving out complimentary posters and I think I grabbed about eight. I was considering whether I was going to take one and it was suggested that I do since the artist passed away last year and the poster would be worth money. It was a poster of some boxes as you can see! The artist was Robert Rauschenberg.
What was really great is that I learned where all the MUSEums in Houston are, met some people, saw someone I knew and made some business contacts.
There was creativity all around me and lots of energy! It was a breath of fresh air and allowed me to relax and enjoy myself in expansive ways.
The best part about the day is that it inspired me! I was receiving all sorts of creative ideas about artwork, speaking and other programs for my business.
Part of the inspiration came from just letting go and playing and allowing inspiration to flow in. When I was looking at the artwork it gave me ideas for my artwork and I have already created three unique pieces of artwork that encompass my iLoveU design.
And then the BEST part of the day (for me!) was as I was leaving the bus to walk towards my car when I saw a woman wearing a t-shirt with the word museum on it. Except what I saw was the “MUSE” in museum and I thought “Yes, of course!”
MUSEums serve as muses for creative people and creative wannabees!
So if you want to be inspired go to a MUSEum. Walk around and take in the creativity and the beauty and the inspiration all around you.
It does not matter what you want to be inspired with. The MUSEum is a place to be inspired in every area of life and in every career.
If you are looking for a solution for a problem or challenge then sometimes the best thing you can do is let go, play, relax and let the inspiration come to you in perfect timing.
And since there is a “MUSE” in MUSEum that is is good place to start!
I’d love to hear from you!
Love and Inspiration!
The other night I found myself mildly out of sorts about something. I say mildly because it did not keep me awake.
Yet it was still on my mind yesterday when I woke up. I had a lot of writing to do so I chose to first grab a cup of coffee at Whole Foods. I took along my spiral and my pen and for almost three hours I wrote. I’m writing my signature speech … my life story and I have to tell you it is flowing right out of me!
On the way home I suddenly had this urge to be outside and I thought of a particular park that is in my general neighborhood but across the bayou in another section.
I made my way over there and drove all around the park to choose the best place.
Then I left my Blackberry in the car … something I rarely do, if ever and I hiked to the childrens’ playground. Since the sun was shining brightly I chose to climb up and into one of the covered areas and I sat there just relaxing.
It was so nice to be quiet and still outside in nature in the middle of the day!
I closed my eyes, breathed deeply and looked for the light in the distance. It takes practice to find the light. Once you can find that light focus on it and then bring it closer to you. It will help you focus in your daily life.
I began staring at the grid structure in front of me and at times it seemed as though it was somewhere else instead of right in front of me. It was an illusion and it felt as if I was somewhere else at times. And I felt like I was in a trance when I really focused on that grid structure.
Finally I put my jacket under my neck as I stared upward, soaked in the heat from the sun and listened to the locusts (the sounds of the physical universe!) as they were singing!
All of this allowed me to relax. I cannot control anybody in my world. The only person that I can work on is me. And the only way that I can do that is to be living fully in the present and nurturing my spirit.
And that is what I did yesterday.
What are you going to do today that will nurture your spirit? Perhaps you can choose one simple thing to nurture your spirit everyday.
Love and Inspiration!
Yesterday I mentioned that I traveled to Phoenix for a Life Purpose Summit. It was an amazing weekend and I received confirmation and some important details about my life purpose.
For almost 2 decades I have had visions of myself on stage speaking. I’ve had many thoughts about speaking about my life.
Last year I took a speaker training and for the past several weeks speaking has really been foremost on my mind. In fact I have begun practicing in front of my flip cam.
I say that I do not have a fear of public speaking though I am sure that I will be feeling the butterflies in my stomach! Soon I will find out as I will begin telling my life story and how it has led me to where I am now.
I have a core message to share that I have been told will be very healing. I have always said that stories heal because people take what they need from the story to gain insights about their own lives.
Admittedly I feel a bit nervous to be so authentic and vulnerable in front of people that I do not know yet since I know this is my life purpose to be sharing my story I know I must. I trust that once I share my story for the first time it will motivate me to continue.
So I have been writing my speech and yesterday I booked my first talk to a group of very supportive women! When things happen fast that is when you know you are on the right track!
Love and Inspiration!
I attended Baeth Davis’s Life Purpose Summit in Phoenix this past weekend. It was a last minute choice and I am in deep gratitude for how it all came together.
When I heard about it a couple of weeks before I felt the desire to attend deep inside my body. Instead of taking action to go I just kept seeing myself there and I knew that I would be there.
The best part was when I emailed a friend in Houston to tell her about it and the fact that there was a way she could go as my guest and we could then save money. She emailed back to say that she was already enrolled and had a friend that was splitting the cost of the event.
Then she offered that her boyfriend wanted to go and would be interested in splitting the cost of the ticket with me. As the event was getting closer he realized that he wanted to be there!
It is so interesting when this happens because it is an confirmation of listening to my intuition. Or was I simple feeling inspired?!
It seems like a combination of both.
The important point here is to listen and take action when you are guided.
Once I made the choice to go and said YES all the necessary doors were wide open to create the perfect adventure and I manifested many unexpected pleasures! That’s how the law of attraction works!
Love and Inspiration!