It's bittersweet to leave
Parting is never goodbye...
When I moved to Steamboat in 1998, I was fresh off a decompressing two months at Eckerd College, from which I graduated in 1995. In those 3 years I had spent two in Oregon studying all topics of natural living, and one in Scotland taking a long-needed and appreciation-building "gap year."
After 3 years of rain, I was mostly looking for sunshine when I rolled into Colorado, but I was also looking for community, for small town living, and for deep friendships.
I got all that in spades over the next two and a half decades. I met my future husband, traveled the world, tried my hand at several careers, and always felt blessed to come home to this historic and quaint hamlet of a town. Winters are sweet (albeit LONG), and summers are sweeter (albeit now quite smoky). But a LOT has changed in 25 years, and so do your priorities.
Yet once again, it seems I am pivoting for the same two reasons I always have — the great outdoors and the weather it provides.
What we are establishing in Tennessee is all together exciting, scary, short-term, and long-term. I'll unpack that a little more next week. But suffice it to say, it's bittersweet to leave here.
The friendships I've made, the work I've done, the community I've been a part of, the memories I've made—both individually and together with Craig—make up who I am, and will always come with me. But the emotions are at the surface as we wind down to the final days as residents of Colorado, and as we close one door, another opens.
I know we'll see all the people we love and adore again, and I hope that our new hamlet of Shambhala will draw them to us.
The lesson? Feel the feels, appreciate the lessons, and keep manifesting the life you want to live until it looks like the legacy you want to leave.
The Art of Letting Go...
For months now, I haven't had anyone sign up for our Manifesting flagship course. This is a course I've poured my heart and soul into. I know its value because everyone experiences profound change through it. So I know it's doing good in the world, when it lands on its target. Which it hasn't been. Is that us? Or is that a sign of the times? People are "learned-out" and "burned-out" on online learning. Zoom fatigue is real.
So, my Office Magician and I decided just this week to put the course to bed for now and cancel the platform it's on to save money. The same day I was scheduled to do that, I got a text from a longtime friend who's been through the Affirmations course and ruminating on the Manifesting one. She's finally ready.
Now, if you live in the world of signs and synchronicity, there's no denying that one—for those two things to happen on the same day is divine.
One could ask, "Is it the Universe testing my resolve to pair down and focus on what's making money?" In which case, do I tell the friend, "Sorry, we're not running this course anymore, or right now, and you'll have to wait." 🤔
Because this course is magical. And I know this.
Instead, I know that for me, this means to trust and let go.
And actually, there are two magical parts to this story. I also got an email from the course platform saying my rate was going up 50% this month—charging the next day. So I went in and looked at all the plans and realized I was paying for components I didn't use or need. So I was able to reduce the cost of the platform by 50% instead!
So, the magic here is the Art of Letting Go. When we surrender, and let go of our Ego's need to achieve, perform, win, succeed, or create abundance the old-fashioned way, the energy opens up to allow the magic to come in.
Where can you do that in your life?
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