Wellbeing

When envy is not the root of all evil

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I want to talk about an unusul, strong emotion gave me a light bulb moment.

Envy..

Now, I am not up for envy or coverting the achievements and success of others. Although I lack a bit of self confidence, I feel blessed to be who I am and lead the life I lead. I love my adventure and the people in it, and I rarely feel I want what other people have. Envy and I are not well aquainted, thankfully. 

So when one day last week I felt a surge of envy that brought me to my knees, I was really surprised and totally out of my comfort zone. 

As a proud Ambassador of the Women of Contribulation movement I am about support, celebration, inspiration and being delighted by the lives and work of others, especially women, so I felt ashamed and really confused.

What could this mean?

I had been watching a webinar replay of a woman I admire, and became so emotional as she talked. Not only has she found her purpose, but was so in tune with it that when she spoke about it her energy could raise the roof, she had developed her own fantastic method and was serving loads of people with her work and making a good living doing so.  

"I want some of that!" "When will it happen for me", I cried like a baby.

Of course, I was absolutely so happy for her and still felt celebration, admiration and proud of a woman in her power, showing up in the world. I was happy she was living her bliss.

Absolutely Yes! This is not the point.

But I was in self judgement and comparision and it did not feel good.  I felt that I was failing. I felt that I was not on purpose, not succeeding and I wanted to be as sure as she was. I wanted to raise the roof when I talked about my work and I hadn't been recently. 

So, Envy, Thank you for the wake up call.

The strong emotion was a message that I was out of alignment. That I was pushing too hard against the grain, and not allowing. I wasn't being patient. I was in fear. Fear of success, fear of failure, fear or critcism, fear of not being good enough. I felt like I wasnt going to find my way.

"Envy comes from people's ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts"  Jean Vanier

I realised I had been teaching but not putting much time into my own practice, which I love and need, I realised I had been ignoring my intuition about a few things that weren't working and I was on my own path, it was unique and that's okay. I realised that everything is working out perfectly and the universe has my back if I let it.  I am good enough.

And since that moment of realisation and surrender I feel different, like something shifted. I feel more peaceful and faith is restored. My classes have gone well, including my children's classes which can sometimes be wild, and I have had lovely feedback from clients.

I changed some funky energy and I have Envy to thank.

There are no negative emotions only flags, signposts and alarms that give us messages. Staying in the emotion and dwelling, culviatiing stories and excuses is where the pain sets in..

Listen to the message, reflect and process.. Job done.. ..until the next time. 

"As Iron is eaten by rust, so are the envious eaten by envy" Anon

Thank you 

 

 

 

What Star of THE SECRET said about our book

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Wow … as if I weren't already pinching myself about being part of the amazing Pay It Forward Series: Notes to My Younger Self,  I have been truly touched that so many people are stepping up in support to make this magic happen. 

One of those people is the wonderful Marie Diamond.  Marie has written the foreword and, even more exciting, is coming to our book launch In London later this month. 

Woooo!! Yes, I am still pinching myself!

If you don’t know who Marie is she is just one of the stars in the hit film, book and inspiration The Secret, which has changed the lives of over 500 Million people around the world. No small feat.

Marie understands the beauty of serendipity – how we never know how just one tiny action we take, can literally transform the rest of our lives. 

You can read her whole message when the Kindle version of this book launches on Monday.   
Click here to know more about the kindle launch now

For now, here is just a snippet of what she had to say.... 

“Crossroads are an inevitable part of life, each situation offering us many different paths on which to travel. Like life, neither is black or white, right or wrong, feminine or masculine but a beautifully crafted, multi-faceted experience of contrast, allowing us to expand our souls, create new paths and increase our wealth of experience. 

As I am sure you will appreciate as you start reading this wonderful collection of stories from key women of contribution from around the world, that the hindsight that comes with wisdom, age, knowledge and growth, allows us to see these moments of contrast for the pure gift from the universe that they are, however at the time they can often be enough to plunge us into darkness and possibly despair.

My hope for you as you work your way through the book, is that you too can gain the wisdom and knowledge in their words, in their heartfelt notes back to their younger self. That you gain the understanding that you too can pay it forward and that you will be joining millions of women all around the globe who are awakening to the fact that together we can change the world. “ 

We’re so excited to be taking this book out there to make a HUGE difference and in our own way PAY it forwards. The ethos for the printed version of the book is that you read your copy, write a note or message in it to the next person and pass it on. 

Which is why we’re on a mission to reach 1million sales of this book and trust that each copy will be shared with many women. In all touching 1 billion lives along the way.”

Absolutely Perfect! And so say all of us! 

The film The Secret was integral in my own journey and for sure I would not be doing what I do now it it hadn’t been for that film. 

We do need your help though. For us to reach 1 billion lives around the world, the concept of paying it forward needs to be embodied.  

It begins with you saying YES to helping us join this wave of magic. 

We’re on a mission to make it an Amazon best seller and that means lots of people clicking the button to take action on that ONE day.  So on Monday 5thMarch, would you be able to help us by purchasing your Kindle version of this book for just 0.99p or 0.99¢? 

You can click here now to sign up to our waiting list to keep you posted, so we can share the link to Kindle purchase in the Amazon store as soon as it goes live. 

https://m.me/Thepayitforwardseriesnotestomyyoungerself

This is the techie part but its super easy.. the link will send you to a little messenger chat inside Facebook, where you need to leave your email address, and click YES you’re ready to support this. Then we will keep you updated from there.  

Just click here to get on the waiting list now and be a part of this. Thank you!  We are doing this!!

Thank you in advance and hope the stories hidden in the pages of this book no longer remain a secret and instead inspire you, and millions of other men and women, to make their difference in the world.  Imagine you shared this with just three women that you know, letting them know that the book is coming. The ripple effect will be seen across the globe.  Totally awesome!

Lots and Lots of love..

Laura