Detours Along The Way

Many people beat themselves up over not reaching their goals or destination in a certain time frame. This fast food world would have you believe that if you haven’t gotten to your goal that you’ve somehow failed. The thing is that life happens! Sometimes the focus is on keeping a roof over your head or maybe making sure your able to pay your bills. That doesn’t mean that you’ve abandoned your dreams or goals.

Many people still take baby steps at getting their dreams or goals accomplished. It is by planting those seeds that we finally get to the harvest season. It’s very much like priming a pump to bring up water. It’s all those small steps that will get us to our final destination. Sometimes, it’s about attending those networking events. It allows us to learn about more resources around us. Who can help or teach us about skills we will need to learn to make our goals more achievable. What can we farm out, or who can we exchange services with to help us with our journey to our goal.

These detours are not wasted time. They are paths that will help us build toward the next step we need to take on our journey to our final destination. Those side jobs might be helping us to network and build capital for the next phase in our businesses. Sometimes our skills are shared with those around us as a way to balance out our journey. Think of it as a test run to learn about your market place, your future customer. What are those needs? How to build your product better? How to price point it. Being able to see what a competitor brings to the table to allow you to make changes or rethink a product or service.

Meeting people who you wouldn’t normally meet as if by chance; acquiring knowledge that will help you with financial decisions and business models. This isn’t to say you couldn’t have learned it on your own, but the set backs are now minimal compared to what they might have been. It might also be about timing. Sometimes what we have to offer isn’t at the right time. Everything is very similar to planting a crop. There are seasons to everything, especially small businesses. Some small businesses have down times that need to be accounted for. These down times will prevent a steady income if not planned for properly. Next time your down on yourself, remember to look back at how far you’ve come. That also means not always surrounding yourself with people who’ve always played it safe by only working for others.

Apprenticeships in that past and even now are usually five years. That’s because it takes time to learn an industry that you’ve never been in before. It takes time to build a client base. These are ways to build more stability for your future. Just remember, by being around others that have done what you’re trying to do. It shortens the learning curve and brings you to your final destination.

Penny J. (MN, USA)

Raven Hawke, Llc

info@ravenhawke.net

www.ravenhawke.net

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Learning From Our Past

One of the best teachers is failure. It allows us to turn a situation around. Flip it all around and look at all the variables.  By taking each piece apart. We are allowed to look at the parts that didn’t work and why? The past is the past! The now is the now! We have grown and learned more things that we didn’t know in the past! We are better prepared, to face those challenges on our terms! Unless the problem was that passion was missing. If that was missing and the feelings are the same; I would seriously not bother to revisit that challenge again.

Either way, your learning things about yourself. What you like and don’t! Life is about growing and learning. It’s learning if what’s stopping you is fear or a warning of danger. Once you start to learn how to discern the truth for you. When you read books that tell you to face your fear and push through any way. This could be either great advise or a recipe for disaster! How do I know this! I have first hand experience! I have faced my fear and it was a recipe for disaster in the worst economy!

I have had people tell me that I’m just being negative about investment property. Some people can take any situation with real estate and rise like the phoenix against all odds. I’ve tried it twice in different ways. I learned that I’m an empath and that I don’t do well with rental property and tenants that are less than stellar models of humanity. I’ve learned that when a property doesn’t want to be rental and only wants to be a home and have a family again. It will sour any perspective tenant against that property. When the energy isn’t a match. The person that has heavy energy will be turned off by a property that has had lots of loving people in it. The Guardians will also kick up their heals!

When your trying to sell a property that wants only certain types  of people. You will find that the guardian of the property can very much influence the buyer. I had a woman guardian. The actual first owner of the property! She only wanted women owners. It was fine if they had children or not. As long as it was a woman owner. If it was couple man and woman. No dice! I kid you not! Recipe for absolute disaster!

I wish you well on your journey to learn more about yourself! Just remember to not be too harsh on yourself!

Penny J. (MN, USA)

Raven Hawke, Llc

info@ravenhawke.net

www.ravenhawke.net

 

All Roads Lead To Your Destination

I mention this because, some people are all about using vision boards, pinterest or making a list. It all works, there have been several times I’ve made a list of things that I wanted to create for my house? Neighborhood? and more! All of these have come to pass!

Crazy things like moving a meter in the house, changes in the neighborhood. Magic and the Universe are all around you. With people setting Goals for the New Year! The sky’s the limit. Anything you can imagine, you can create! So stop thinking small! You might want to go to places that make you feel happy and excited. It’s about changing how you feel and how you think! It’s very much like planting seeds! Make sure you keep this in mind. It will make it much more easier for you to bring it forward into your life.

One last thing, you still have to take action. What does that mean? It means you have to participate in your own life. When you get push back from the Universe pay attention. This will usually happen more than once. When that happens, pay attention? Is it trying to warn you that you might not what to put your money in the money market fund or bonds, stock? These are very real scenarios. Life isn’t all about logic!

If it appears that what you’ve put on your list hasn’t come forward yet. Don’t count it out just yet. It might be it’s no longer in alignment with who you are? It might be coming in an unexpected way. Also be open-minded, sometimes things on our list are gifts. Sometimes they will be provided in another way. If you life is in the shit hole, it might be because your about to get bigger and better changes coming into your life.

When you take action, it starts to get things moving. If you’re in a situation where you can’t take action. The situation will resolve itself in some way. You will either be removed from the situation or the other people or situation will be removed. If you’re not able to make a change. Look at your life and see where else your not happy. If by changing that situation, if your able too. It will start a domino effect and other things will start to change as well. These are the easiest ways to start to take back your power in your life.

The gifts can be quite humbling, but its whats needed for you to grow on a personal level. So write out what you’re trying to achieve or where you want to go. The map will be provided in time as you start to put one foot in front of the other on your own personal journey.

Penny J. (MN, USA)

Raven Hawke, Llc

info@ravenhawke.net

www.ravenhawke.net

 

Inspiration

If you’re a play write, composer or conductor of an orchestra. Next time you’re searching for inspiration. Check out your local food plants. The machinery will get you to thinking, Some parts sound like a big drum, others of a snare drum. It will take your song writing to a different level.

There are some parts that remind you of an opening movie with the big build up of the drum section. Nature has a lot of songs that haven’t been written yet too. There is music everywhere if you choose to pay attention and listen.

Musicals that are yet unwritten. Music can be found in everyday life. I remember my love birds getting all excited when they heard nature sound on a cd. Especially the part where the other birdies were chirping. They were so cute with their little vocals adding in to the conversation.

Even if you’re not a musician, you will find rhythms and beats all around you.

Penny J. (MN, USA)

Raven Hawke, Llc

info@ravenhawke.net

www.ravenhawke.net

 

 

Projects

What projects have you put off because of time or money? Are they secretly bugging you. You can only be in denial for so long. Are you always exhausted and that’s why you haven’t gotten to it. Sometimes, when we take small steps on small projects it starts to get big results. It can be mowing the lawn, cutting back plants that have gotten out of control.

The end goal is to pay attention to what makes you feel lighter or happy. It starts to build the momentum. The feelings of overwhelm, can drain anyone. Once you start to take back some control where ever you can. You will have more energy to get small goals done. So if you have a lot of things that have been bugging you and want to get to many goals. Take a look at which one’s will lead to the end result. It’s sort of like unkinking a chain. So decide if you want to knock out the small goals first to help build your stamina.

If some of those tasks aren’t your cup of tea. If it can be hired out, that might be the best option. You get the feeling of accomplishment without having to exert the energy. If you thrive on DIY stuff more power to you. Don’t have any more DIY projects. See if you can barter with people, can you get so many services for your work?

Penny J.

Raven Hawke, Llc (MN, USA)

info@ravenhawke.net

www.ravenhawke.net

Letters to the Universe

People love to make lists of what they want to get or their next steps with upgrades. In the almost twenty years that I’ve lived in my home. I can honestly say that those things on those lists have come true a lot. In the last two years, I decided that I would burn them. This way they come faster and I don’t have to wait around. Many of those things on those lists have been gifted to me by other people.

Some I’ve brought in myself, but the big-ticket items have been gifted to me in ways that I could never have seen coming. I am thankful in so many ways. It has brought me great people into my life. It has removed obstacles and people who were keeping me from growing. I have learned so many things that I could not have learned in other ways.Oh I’m not going to say I can’t be hard-headed. We all can be and we get lessons that teach us to pay attention more.

It also gifts us with wisdom to be shared with others to try to protect them from some missteps. Just because we’ve had missteps doesn’t mean other people will. We are all different. We all have different strengths and weaknesses. The weaknesses are to teach us how to be stronger. Then the Universe comes back in different ways to see if you have really learned those lessons. It’s kind of like your final exam.

This isn’t to say that you can’t cuss the Universe or angels out when life is being frustrating. I say go ahead! Embrace your dark side, you have to sometime. That’s how you make yourself whole. This cutting things out of your life that you don’t like about yourself doesn’t always help you to heal. When you face your demons. You take back your power and take no prisoners. You set boundaries and don’t put up with shit any more. This is a good thing.

It’s more real! So write that list! The skies the limit or not! After all we are unlimited beings. Have fun with that list. There are no shoulds or should nots! You might be surprised what the Universe has in store for you. You need to be open. Allow people to give to you. If your more of a taker, than try giving for a change to things your passionate about. Giving and receiving are part of what the Universe is all about. It should make you feel more alive or more present.

Many years ago, I decided I was going to give to a person who had a change of luck. It turned out to be a very growing experience. At the time, stores usually had buy one get one free. This worked well with groceries. This person had children and her boyfriend at the time had walked out with all of their food.

The weirdest part was when I looked at her boyfriend at the time. I remember thinking to myself. Could I picture this person ever being violent to someone and my answer was yes. Not even two weeks later, this man beat her. A new person came into her life and her life started to turn around. Mine was about to get interesting. I went to my five-year reunion. I met someone who I hadn’t seen in a long time.

We will experience slumps in our life when we get off the path of paying attention. When we’re sleep walking through life instead of actually participating in it. When you participate and are fully awake in your life. You will notice the signs when your on the right path or wrong path. When your on your path, things get easier. When you have a new lesson or challenge to learn. You will see some resistance, but once you’ve mastered it! It will get easier. If your on the wrong path, it  will feel like your going through sludge. The gifts come easier when your on your path.

Penny J.

Raven Hawke, Llc (MN, USA)

info@ravenhawke.net

www.ravenhawke.net

Are You In The Right Gear?

Bringing in the life you want can be like driving a stick shift. If you’re faking your calmness but not really feeling it. You might be close but just not in gear yet. When you’re in that inner peace calm. You know that things are coming your way. The Universe has your back and you will not fall into that panic freaked out state.

By being in that inner peace of calm, you are staying grounded so that you can accept the good things that will be manifesting soon in your life. This calm is a guidance that your on the right path. When you lose this calm for longer than a day or two. Back track to see where you lost that calm feeling? When your fearful, your on the wrong path or you might have missed your turn on the road.

It’s harder to make changes for the positive when you’re in chaos mode. You will notice more of what you didn’t want coming into being. Even if you have to go to a library to find that calm or a museum. The pay off is worth it! By having more and more moments of calm in your life it will allow you to start to shift the things in your life more easily.

When your committed to healthier changes, you will start to see doors opening up to you that were closed before. In some cases it will be like pebbles showing you the path that you weren’t able to see before. Once you’ve reached one goal it will seem as if more steps building upon each other to get you to the next goal if its achievable in a short time? I say achievable, because if you need to learn more things to reach the next step. It might seem as if the next step is just a little bit out of reach.

Once you are ready for more and more steps the changes will fall into place a lot more easily. Pay attention to the details, each goal might have more or fewer steps. Sometimes, it’s all about the journey and not the destination. Things that can seem as if they are failures might be the stepping-stones we needed to show us that we didn’t really want that path at all.

Penny J.

Raven Hawke, Llc (MN, USA)

info@ravenhawke.net

www.ravenhawke.net