STOP! You’re Heading In The Wrong Direction…

Dear Creatives

If there’s one great lesson I’ve received LOUD and CLEAR since launching my business, it’s recognising the importance of knowing when to Surrender. The understanding that at some point you just have to trust, let go and know that the Universe has your back. It’s something that took me a long time to work out and truly understand the enormity of its value.

Certain outcomes, whether they impact our personal life or professional life are inevitable and we have to be willing to trust which way things are going to go, even if we don’t always like it.

In the past, things that hadn’t worked out for me professionally or personally were a blessing in disguise. I remember how crushed I was, the tears of frustration and anguish and the sense of feeling that I was somehow not good enough when I received the rejection letter from my favorite magazine in response to a full-time writing position I’d applied for. That I had missed out again on what I thought was the opportunity of a lifetime. Or how much I tried to convince myself that I could be happy in my personal life, living an existence that no longer served me because the security and stability of the success I’d helped create with my ex-partner of 11-years were too much to walk away from…

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fisherman’s shacks, Kimolos…

Fast-forward 3 years later and I think back to those defining moments. Those turning points that were about to propel my life in a completely different trajectory and present me with opportunities far greater than what I could have possibly imagined, but I just didn’t know it. To get there, I had a torrent of emotional turmoil I had to navigate my way through first. Like being curled up on the couch completely inconsolable at not having achieved what I truly believed was my dream job. Dealing with the realisation that my old life was well and truly over and I had to sit in the rubble, clearing the way of the old in order to rebuild the new. Losing a family member in the middle of it all and facing the fact that everything about what I thought I knew was about to be turned on its head. But mostly, the greatest awareness Surrender taught me was learning to trust myself and find my courage.

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beach shack, Milos…

Circumstances are always arranged in your favour, even if it doesn’t appear that way at the time. The more you relax and Surrender, the more you initiate the right change to appear. Trust me when I say my A-HA moment about this very thing has only been recent and it was as a result of repeated synchronicity and circumstance that has allowed for things to finally make absolute sense…

Regardless of where you’re at, loosen the reins a little and take a step back. There’s a reason why the person you thought to be your soul mate is not really the one for you, or that the project you’ve thrown your heart and soul in fell through. It’s heartbreaking, soul-destroying, agonizing. But, there’s a sophisticated, greater master plan at work and if you continue being in the grind, forcing something to happen that’s simply not supposed to, you will miss the very thing that’s waiting for you just up ahead. The more you force, the harder that force will fight back. So maybe it’s time to let go, trust and cut yourself some slack. It may very well be the greatest action you could ever take…

Happy Travels, Paula x

 

2018-12-04T09:13:46+00:00

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