If September were represented as an action instead of with words that action would be, say, a monthly check-in reaching your inbox a tad late.
Well, you know what they say: better late and aligned than fake and on time.
Okay, I just made that up, but it's good, right?
You may remember in the last check-in that my September intention was to embody the confidence that comes with preparedness. As I began to move through the month, however, I felt bombarded by a destabilising sense of busyness and overwhelm.
Although I hadn't foreseen the ungrounded feeling that the month would try to sweep me away in, I do feel like I managed to embody my intention, albeit in an unexpected way.
Instead of going into productivity overdrive, I opted for a slow and steady pace, which ended up ushering in a much-needed change in perspective. I had initially envisioned "prepared" as, to put it plainly, finishing a bunch of stuff. It actually meant a shift to realign my footing on more solid ground: that is, on my true path.
This new perspective revealed that I hold some pretty dire limiting beliefs, some of which surprised me since I generally see myself as a confident go-getter. Upon realising this, I exhaled in exasperation: I don't want to believe these things! So why do I?
Still, it's progress. I'm grateful to now be aware of these limiting beliefs, for only once we're aware can we begin the crucial de-layering process, laying our souls bare like the deciduous trees of autumn to rebuild ourselves truly and fully.
Thanks to this insight, I feel much clearer—you could even say, prepared—sure of what I'm doing and why, not to mention the discrepancy between how I've been showing up and how I'm meant to show up as well as my next steps to close that gap.
In light of that clarity, I've started working on some exciting stuff, which I'll announce in the next couple of months.
In the meantime, I would love to hear from you. Did you have a similarly swamped September? How about any insights that have given you a clear action plan or at least some clarity in how you might navigate the rest of the year? Let me know by hitting reply!
As always, I wish you a wonderful and inspired day.
Special thanks to Sofia Adamova, whose probes and insights during our discovery call contributed to these invaluable revelations.