I sat fascinated when I saw the creator of Twitter on Nightly News, in one day, becoming a BILLIONAIRE with all his Twitter stock and assets. My question to myself was: would I sell now or continue to work? The question is always the same when we think about winning the lottery or becoming instant millionaires. The real question, though: Is what I’m doing what I want to be doing for the rest of my working life? If it’s not, what can I do to move closer to my dream job. Let’s face it, the likelihood of any of us moving from our current financial position to the windfall of a millionaire is 1 in a million.
As I have asked myself this question over and over again when I think about winning the lottery, I realize the spiritual question about doing my life’s work is always paramount to understanding why Person A gets to win the lottery and not I. So, instead of pining away at the “why me” syndrome and being pissed and jealous about not being the winner, I have decided to ask the more important spiritual questions.
My entire life I have been working toward the day I can give up the things that no longer serve my life and enter into the place where I feel ALL my work is rewarding, heartfelt and authentic. I feel I am at that place in my life now. I have spent 35 years getting here, but I’d say that I have whittled away at the dross to find a comfortable place where getting up in the morning is a joy. But, most importantly, I don’t believe I would retire ever, unless I was incapable of functioning in this capacity.
Recently, I stopped teaching vocal lessons. Don’t get me wrong, I have always enjoyed teaching people to sing. My “Finding Authentic You” platform fit perfectly into that paradigm. Giving people a voice is actually part of finding your authentic self. So, to say that teaching voice was something that was not good would be a misnomer.
But when I considered what I would give up if I became a millionaire, the first thing that came to mind was “retire from your 30 years of teaching voice.” I think I had just become bored with teaching as a result of seeing the power of change in my other practices—life coaching, hypnosis, and yoga. I have the capacity to see people get over life-long stress, problems, anxiety, ideologies, and habits each day. I also get to hear and feel the thankfulness of those helped almost every day. Tears of joy and relief have become a weekly part of my life.
With vocal lessons I had that same kind of feeling, when someone would make a breakthrough, but it wasn’t like the spiritual feeling I get when I work at my practice today. So, I let go to make room for more of my healing practice to open for me. If there isn’t space, you can’t fill it.
I came to the conclusion that holding on to doing something I didn’t want to do for fear that the money would not be there, was simply a lack of faith in God and Spirit to fill up my life with all the good and prosperity I can handle. I spent a couple years finally making the decision to stop teaching, but I did it a few weeks ago. I can’t tell you how liberated I have felt. Even more importantly, I have not had any lack at all in prosperity. The empty space in my life resulting from retiring from vocal teaching have completely been filled by writing more, marketing my books, and speaking engagements, as well as more clients as a healing practitioner.
So, when you see someone prospering, instead of thinking, “why isn’t that me,” think about what job would truly make your life worth living—everyday. Then ask spirit to lead you on to the path when your life can be about what truly matters to you.
Look for MY LATEST BOOK: “Finding Authentic You, 7 Steps to Effective Change” with a Year to CLEAR (C-larity, L-ove, E-nthusiasm A-nd R-elationship-Ready) on my Website in the Webstore. Thanks!
Below is information that I will be sharing for about a month, as not every person on my list reads the blog every day. If you have already read it, just skip over it. Thanks for understanding.
A Year to CLEAR Challenge:
(Please Know: You Can Join Us At Any Point in the Year Challenge.)
The masses search outward for things that qualify them as a person, but I always go inward for that which quantifies me for greatness. At twenty-five I preached on street corners in NYC as an in-the-closet Pentecostal minister. One day I heard a still small voice say, ‘God cannot be contained in a book or a law or even in a religion. Dig deeper, reach further to find me, and you will find your authentic Self.’”
A Year to CLEAR Challenge!
The acronym CLEAR stands for (Compassionate, Loving, Enthusiastic, And Relationship-Ready). The goal of this project is to engulf readers in a weekly study that will transform them by removing blocks, promote self-growth, and give them wings to fly freely into daily life. Each week, by going to BoSebastian.com and choosing the Year to CLEAR Challenge tab, a new challenge or thought to provoke conversation, growth, and group functionality.
My vision is to make Finding Authentic You the book to have in your Kindle or on your computer. The book is a comprehensive look at growth—spiritually, mentally, and physically.
As a yoga teacher and student of the Ayurvedic tradition, I bring to the table understanding of physical challenges, the ability to overcome mental problems with Life & Health Coaching, as well as hypnotherapy, and expertise in meditation and spirituality as a minister.
The combination of all three in one book with an interactive connection to like-minded readers, for one year, is what makes this Year to CLEAR Challenge a must-do for every spiritual seeker.
The One-Year Approach to Change
No one believes he or she can change overnight. But success in change comes from the metaphors of nature. Seasonally, life changes all around us in nature. Finding Authentic You offers a gradual change perspective, looking at the triune aspects of change as in yoga: Body, Mind and Spirit.
Accessing the ability to change and finding yourself actually pursuing change must be a daily search, which I call getting to the “observer mind.”
In this frontal cortex of the brain we find the anatomy of change and the power to counter every negative trigger of the human process. The workings of Hypnosis, NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) are all positive actions to help the mind and body flow to a positive space for change.
Every aspect of FINDING AUTHENTIC YOU fulfills this constant need for diffusing the negative past and dreaming of a fulfilling future.
Step 1: Recognize That Change is Inevitable
Step 2: Release from Resistance to Change
Step 3: Understanding Change and Allow Spirit to Define It
Step 4: A History Lesson—About You
Step 5: Look at Your Past with Compassion
Step 6: Making a Strong Commitment to Change
Step 7: Dream Your Fabulous Future
Go to www.bosebastian.com for Week One Challenge:
TOOLS FOR CHANGE:
Go to Storefront to buy any of the following or make a donation to Finding Authentic You: www.shop.bosebastian.com
• My Latest Book: Finding Authentic You—7 Steps to Effective Change (800 page downloadable Kindle version)
• Introduction to Meditation
• Smoke Cessation mp3
• Weight Loss mp3
• Hypnotic Lap Band surgery Mp3
• Insomnia mp3
• Eternal Om mp3
• Meditation Music mp3
• Guide to Meditation mp3
• Healing the Body mp3
• And my “Lessons from the Heart” book ready for your download purchase.
Go to Home Page: www.BoSebastian.com
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Bo Sebastian is a Hypnotherapist and Life & Health Coach, available for private sessions to QUIT SMOKING, Lose Weight, New Lap-Band Hypnosis for Weight Loss, CHANGE YOUR MIND, CHANGE YOUR LIFE! at 615-400-2334 or www.bosebastian.com. Please feel free to comment and/or sign up to receive your blog sent to you directly or stream with an RSS Feed.
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Also, look for MY LATEST BOOK: “Finding Authentic You, 7 Steps to Effective Change” with a Year to CLEAR (C-larity, L-ove, E-nthusiasm A-nd R-elationship-Ready) on my Website in the Webstore. Thanks!
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