Living your joy is more than just tasks on your to do list. This article teaches you how to open your heart and make a quantum leap in your impact.
One of most wonderful aspects of living your dream are unexpected gifts that appear along way. As many of you know, I have spent winter writing a two-character musical which my partner and I will soon perform in various locations around US and Canada. (See below.) what I have gotten from it is something I've known I needed since ... well, forever.
I've learned to open my heart.
Those who've been following my work probably think of me as a pretty open- hearted gal. And I am! Nothing makes me happier than to spread my Joy work and my platform work, send out inspirational messages, and generally buck up creative dreamers. However, there has always been a small chunk of my psyche that couldn't just relax and surrender. Instead, it's been dedicated to trying to manage and control my results and otherwise 'make' something happen.
Why? Because no matter how much I've spoken about need to surrender to your process and 'not know', I've had trouble following this advice myself. As a psychic told me long ago, I would have all that I dreamt of ... but only when I opened my heart.
For a long time, I had no idea what 'opening my heart' would feel or even look like. I meditated about it and got nothing. I tried spiritual exercise programs, visualizations, drumming, and even acupuncture. Nothing worked.
And yet a decade later, as I dig into 'big dream' - one that has always seemed most challenging, most exciting, and most passionate - my heart has opened like a well-oiled door.
What I can feel is a new willingness to simply experiment, to put things out there and see where they go. Not as a test of my self-worth, but simply as an offer that might be accepted or rejected. And here's beauty part: in my open-hearted state, result no longer matters. All that does is that I'm listening to guidance in my heart and taking each step along way.
When you're open-hearted you no longer need to understand process; you operate from a gut level of passion and certainty. You know what needs to be done next, and that is truly all that matters. You truly give up need to be successful, and so open way to receive all that is meant to come your way. Beautifully, opening your heart is an act of supreme generosity with big pay-offs for you.