Many people fear failure like the plague. Sometimes it’s because when we were children, nothing was worse than having our failures thrown in our faces repeatedly. Failure is the greatest teacher though. It’s about trying new things and seeing how stuff works or doesn’t? It also reminds you how far you got before things went wrong. Sometimes it’s the economy or season. Businesses are like planting seeds to see which one’s will grow or take off.
One thing that can shorten the learning curve is if there is information on the topic or subject that your seeking to learn. This is only useful if the person whose writing about it actually did it and suceeded. Finding similar topics close to the subject you want to learn can be helpful too. It can broaden your approach on your model. It can give you more resources to try with different steps or price ranges in tools?
Like everything there is a learning curve. Somethings will work easily for some people versus others. Sometimes it’s a personality thing, other times it’s a similar experience thing. The more times you try, the easier it will become if your really connected to it. If your so so, then you success will depend on if you even like what your doing or if your bored with it.
Sometimes, it helps to have a mentor or someone who can see where your efforts went off the rails. Experience will be your biggest teacher. There will be times when you want to throw in the towel. This is normal, and then other times when your working for someone else and you are itching to get back into your own business. This is very helpful in motivating you to learn and find solutions to where things didn’t work.
There will be times when you dig in your heels, and don’t want to include someone or do things in a certain way. Just make sure that the reason your digging in your heals isn’t because your feeling stuborn? There will be times when you notice, that when your feeling resistance. It’s because certain steps or ideas don’t work with your personality. This is normal, if we didn’t think or respond differently; we’d all be robots and the world would be a boring place.
Your feelings will come into play too. So listen to new ideas and then mull them over. Find what works for you and then decide what you will or won’t incorporate into your business or subject that your choosing to learn.
Does the elevator door suddenly open and you haven’t pressed the button. This can be a metaphor from the Universe that doors are opening for you. Are you ready to step through? Messages and signs are different for different people. Seeing open doors every where could be another signal to pay attention to things to come. By being open, we shift the energy in our lives. This allows us to receive!
I saw a single sparrow heading for my car door window this morning. It definitely brought forward memories of a time when I saw hundreds of them heading for my car windshield in a parking lot. It looked a lot like that Hitchcock movie “The Birds.” That reminded me that we currently have a Revolution a foot right now. Yesterday it was something else. I was in a public place and ran into someone who I hadn’t seen in quite a while. I had just been thinking about this person recently.
Some signs can mean money is coming in. You need to start to pay attention to what different signs mean for you. What signs mean you need to pay more attention to your business. I used to get messages on my answering service that were more than an hour-long. These where messages from Spirit, letting me know what was going on. It would let me know who was talking about me behind my back. What calls I might not want to return. Anyone that know’s technology, knows that voice messages should never be an hour or more long.
Next time you keep seeing something appear in your life. Nature? Animals? Pay attention and see what your supposed to learn!
This is about exploring your present or past to build a better foundation for your future. Sometimes we to through unpleasant times and the take away can vary by individual. It can be learning what we don’t want in our lives. How to fix something? That we can survive and we are strong?
A lot of these lessons sometimes can’t be learned in a classroom. That’s not saying that we wish to go back to these experiences in any shape or form. It is to acknowledge that we have learned and grown from them. In some cases what we learned can be shared with others. These experiences also have made us stronger, and learned things about ourselves that we might never have learned.
With us being in the New Year, think about the changes that you want to make in your life. What do you like? What do you hate? What’s so-so? In some ways its similar to cleaning out your closet. What do you want to do, but haven’t had much time for? By making incremental changes you can start to chip away and make the life you would really like.
Do you like where you live? Like the location but maybe not how your house looks. Can you do a remodel or would you rather live in a different house? People in our life, are they changing with us or are you finding that you have nothing in common? By pulling somethings apart and taking a closer look at whats working and whats not.
Take small bite size changes, this way its easier to see if your going in the right direction or if things are starting to fall apart? If you’re a feeling person this will be easier for you. Feel how these changes feel to you. Are you getting anxious? calmer or excited. If you are feeling panicked in any way. Back off from those changes. Changes should not send you into panic mode.
If you going into panick mode don’t move forward. We have fear in our life for a reason. It’s to prevent us from jumping into danger. Anyone that pushes you to go into a panick mode isn’t a smart person to have in life decisions. Change will feel different, but it should either make you feel calm or excited. Before making changes in your life, you might want to check in and see how you feel about it before making the change.
Having calmness in your life is a good gage. It means that your making sound or good decisions. Change should not bring on a panick attack. If your learning a new skill and only understand the minimum. It might be a good idea to work under a person who has those skill sets mastered until you feel more comfortable.
Things that are less risky financially, can be played with or tweaked to see what works or what doesn’t. Unless you can find a mentor, who is doing something that you’re trying to do. Just remember there are many ways to change and learn things.
Tonight I was thinking about a very weird spiritual experience I had in my early twenties. It was around 4 am, because all the fun things happen around that time. I was in bed sleeping and when I felt my hair blowing and standing on edge. I could feel this arctic cold blast of air blowing. The thing was, this air was coming from an inside wall. I remember becoming fully awake and being terrified of where this air was blowing from. I tried to breathe as quietly as possible. My hair was blowing and standing on edge. I had goose bumps on my air with fear.
I remember hearing in my head the golden key. Hears where the real irony comes in. In 2006 I renamed my business from Tarot by Penny to Raven Hawke. I renamed it because I was adding healing to my business. I also kept seeing a raven and hawk together over and over. I took this as a sign to be the new name for my business. I soon had to think of a mission statement. I then decided to name it “Spiritual Change for Positive Growth”. For whatever reason, I decided to look up what the golden key meant. There are several stories and meanings. It is very ironic that two stories each have a part of the mission statement.
Who knew, I’d name it after different aspects of the golden key? I had a similar experience with one of my paintings. In 2015 I was painting Nefertiti in water colors. I couldn’t think how to spell her name at the time when I was titleing the painting; so I just settled on signing it Beauty. Later when I looked up her name, it means beauty.
I will say that being on a spiritual journey is never dull. It will be challenging and you will sometimes wish you had a manual. This journey is unique to you and you alone. That’s why sometimes our paths are meant to be walked alone. This is about getting to know yourself and knowing Spirit on a personal level. These are things, that religion can never truly teach you.
Your are never being judged on this journey! There is no pass/fail? This is your personal journey to allow yourself to grow and learn. There is no right or wrong decision-making. It is about getting more comfortable in your own skin. It is making the best decisions at the time for you. After all who else could you be? This is your journey and it does not ask permission or acceptance. It is about making it the best journey for you. It’s about finding peace within yourself.
I always find it interesting, that when you look at the friends in your life and then look at the family members you have. You suddenly start to see who is Aunt Lucy and who is Uncle Jo. It’s almost like the personalities are a match to your family members.
It starts to look like they were cast to play those roles. On some levels, I almost wonder if the souls of your family members aren’t also in those people that you know to be your friends. The friendship usually comes to an end when you finally realize who they remind you of. The funniest thing, is that some of them actually look like some of your family members. The similarities are uncanny. The mannerisms, its like they’ve studied the scripts in great detail. I know that in these relationships there is a lesson and an opportunity for each soul to grow.
At any given moment, one is the teacher and the other is the student. Sometimes both are the student and they just don’t know it. The Universe has an interesting way of allowing the soul to grow. It is patient, as it allows the lessons that need to be learned play out.