Feeling Good Matters

Strive.  Push.  Plan.  Make it Happen.  Organize.  Struggle through.  Ignore the pain.  Ignore the fear.  Action.

I’m not 100% sure where and how these verbs and actions became so ingrained in me.  But, there’s a part of me that still feels they are absolutely necessary to create what I want to create in terms of business, prosperity, and making a difference in the world.

I know I’m not the only one.  These actions are so celebrated in our culture.  What is on your to-do list right now?

In the midst of all of these actions, I would bet that “feeling good” is not on the list.  That’s for when all the other actions are completed.  It is to be saved for “when the results” happen.  For when it’s time to celebrate.

And yet, the larger part of me, the part of me that is connected to Source, knows this is backwards.

Creating from a place of trying hard, striving, etc. simply creates more situations where you must try hard, strive, work HARD and more.

I know this first hand.  When I take the time to BE in the emotions of what I want, the Universe responds over and over with the magic, miracles, coincidences, and synchronicities that lead me opportunities I could never have even imagined with joy and ease.

Bottom line: feeling good matters – to my personal life, to my business, to my ability to make a difference in the world.

So the next question that comes up for me is this: if I know this, if I have evidence of this, why don’t I DO it more often?

I have to laugh at myself as I write that sentence because it puts me right back in the “striving” loop that I know doesn’t work!  However, I also know that I want to make “feeling good” a higher priority in my daily life.

To that end, I have decided to embark on a “Feeling Good Matters Experience“.

For the next 30 days, I will purposely start my day in ways that make me feel good.  In addition, throughout the day, I will pay attention to how I am feeling and find a way to shift my thoughts if I notice that I am starting a downward spiral.  The “old” part of me wants to have a full plan – a complete action plan laid out.  But, of course, that is completely opposite to my intention.

Today, I started my morning  listening to Deva Premal’s Prosperity Chant from the album Mantras for Precarious Times.  I followed that with a series of affirmations paired with EFT.  The affirmations focused on feeling my love for the work that I do, appreciating the flow in my life, connecting with my brilliance and choosing to focus on what I want.

I have to say, I do feel good!  For the next 30 days, I’ll be sharing the results of this experience with you.  More importantly, I invite you to participate.  Imagine how different life could be for you if you made a commitment to this same experience?  Come and play with me for the next 30 days.  Write your intention in the comments below and share with me what comes up for you.

Alright, I can’t end this post without giving you a link to the song that has been playing endlessly in my mind since I staarted writing this post.  Any guesses?  Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWzzu9coljs&feature=related

Comments

  1. Jennifer, I'll join you on this challenge. What I see is that I often wake up with a variety of thoughts, some positive and some are not. My beginning focus will be to shift those waking thought by having a beautiful reminder of some sort on my bedside table. I need visuals to help me remember things.

  2. So glad to have you along, Liz! Good idea about the visual; I'll be curious to hear how this 30 days unfolds for you.

  3. Thanks Sue, I am going to join you in this, as I do not wish to unconsciously or consciously hang out in the old structure!
    My intention is to embrace Feeling Good on a ongoing basis! Not just one or two moments in my day but continuously checking in with myself to see if I am feeling good or if I have slipped into my old routines.
    I will blog about it too and share with you as well.

  4. Oops didn't quite get your name right there, lol! Who knows what that error was all about! I am joyful in my mistakes!

  5. Hi Jennifer! I'm going to play with you for 30 days too! I've been waking up each morning since our last AOB meeting with lots of energy and positive thoughts. My intention is to continue reaching for that energy. This can be my reminder to choose the good thoughts. Just knowing I'm getting up to play will make it fun!

  6. Janice,

    Welcome! So glad to have you along ~ so much fun to connect in this way. And I like you comment about checking in throughout the day. Had an interesting experience with that over the last two days which I'll share more about in the next post. Looking forward to hearing about your experience.

  7. Hey Peggy! So glad you're here. Consistently reaching for that better thought, that better feeling makes all the difference, but I haven't found it easy to maintain that flow all the time. Looking forward to the play and the learning of this 'experience' – and hearing about your experiences.

  8. Cheryl Roose says:

    Well what a better way to stay connected than to be with like minded people, I am in.

  9. cherylroose says:

    Just thought I would ask if anyone else has had a physical ailment during this process. My neck got a “kink” in it that doesn't allow me to turn my head to look behind me. Go figure…all I can do is look straight ahead!

  10. Cheryl,

    I will be interested in hearing what other's have to say about this; but let me give you my input.

    Very interesting about the messages that your body is giving you! The body is so good at giving us hints and clues and nudges when we aren't aligned with our deepest Truth: that we are of Source and everything really is perfect in it's unfolding.

    I'd say that while I haven't had a specific physical ailment during this experience, I've been very tuned into the emotions that are popping for me each moment of the day. I've continued to have waves of sadness, so deep they take my breath away and threaten to disconnect me from my wonderful fabulous present as I continue my 2 week holiday.

    I suspect that if I wasn't as aware of my emotions, that my body would be in line next to give me a hint to pay attention to what I'm thinking and feeling,

    All that being said, have you had a chance to “talk” with the kink in your neck? Take a few minutes to get quiet and then tune into that area of your body. Hold the question of “what do you want me to hear” in your mind and then give yourself some time to hear a response.

    If you don't hear anything initially, that's okay. Simply hold the intention to receive more information – it's likely to pop up when you've got your mind on other matters, or you're drifting to sleep or just waking up.

    Of course, the very first step, which you have already done, is to recognize that what is going on in your body – either physically or mentally – is a specific message from your body, a way to know that you are stepping out of alignment with your Self.

    I'd love to hear input from others too.

    Jennifer

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