Many years ago I worked at a clinic owned by a woman named Alicia. She was there for everyone and had a heart of gold, though for no visible reason, she was always in some kind of crisis. It was as if a cloud of chaos and unhappiness surrounded her at all times. If it wasn’t money problems, it was health problems. If it wasn’t health problems, it was relationship problems. As time passed it became more distressing and exhausting to be around her. Eventually her business failed even though she was good at what she did.
Several years later we bumped into each other. I hardly recognized her—she was so different. She told me that after her business folded, she did some deep soul searching. She said she finally came to terms with the fact that she wasn’t happy as a businesswoman and that her real loves were music and gardening.
She decided to do something different and follow her heart.
She was currently singing with a group of woman and working at a nursery. “This is the life I was looking for,” she said beaming. “I finally feel at peace and connected to life.”
“It is kind of funny,” she continued. “I gave up what I really wanted to do, because I felt I needed a stable life, and now that I’m listening to myself and creating a life that feels right, I feel more stable than ever before.”
Since that day, whenever I feel lost or disoriented I try remember the wisdom of Alicia’s insight—it doesn’t matter what your life looks like to someone else—you only need to be sure it is a reflection of your authentic nature and supports what you hold true in your heart. If you do, you will have a happy and joyous life.
With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the ICWIB art activities and videos for FREE because they are a simple and effective way to activate your conscious mind and in the process attract a life that is more supportive of your authentic nature.