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A Time for More Gratitude

It has been an amazing summer for me and I hope that each of you has also had an inspiring and heartfelt few months. If you believe the Universe is your teacher, like I do, then listening to what it has to say is so important; there are signs all around us.

 As many of you know, I am an avid reader – devouring book after book. I let the books call to me when I head off to the store. Yes, I am old fashioned and still love to hold a book in my hands. I just finished reading “The Surrender Experiment” by Michael A. Singer.  WOW  is all I can say. “When the student is ready the teacher will appear.” I have always understood the practice of allowing.  For those of you that have not heard about this, it is simply letting go and allowing the universe to bring you exactly what you need at the time. There is a belief that the Universe is perfect just as it is and that each of us receives what we need, when we need it.  I know this is a really tough concept, especially when we feel things are not going our way.

 After reading “The Surrender Experiment”, I was truly reminded of this concept and its importance in our everyday life.

 I am a living example of this experiment and what not to do; even those who teach this stuff fall back to old habits. I failed to surrender this summer and decided to push some boulders. My boulder pushing got tiresome and then a friend recommended reading “The Surrender Experiment”. It simply reminded me to allow, surrender to the perfection of the Universe and all will be well.  So about 2 weeks ago, I began to once again surrender “allow” and “let go”.  Not surprisingly, all of the right things began to happen again. So after months of trying and months of action and months of boulder pushing, I simply let go and here is what has happened.

 Give Yourself Permission Magazine will be doing a review of my most recent book. Someone from Alberta who read the book wrote a review and it was accepted to the magazine. I have seen the review and it brought tears to my eyes. Amazing.

 I have an article coming out in another magazine next month. My book proposal is finished and will be in the hands of several agents by next week and my next book is flowing as if sent to me from above.  Our leadership programming is growing beautifully and the fall is looking so wonderful; another great year of doing what I love and contributing to organizational life through authentic, life-changing leadership programming.

 Thanks Michael A. Singer for gently reminding me to surrender to life instead of trying to make things happen.  There is truly a difference between a simple “leaning in” and  “boulder pushing”. One happens with effort, fatigue and emotional drain while the other comes with effortless ease, joy and alignment.  If you are looking for a fabulous read to end off this amazing summer, pick up a copy of “The Surrender Experiment”, by Michael A. Singer.