Keeping Your Eyes On Your Own Paper

Comparing yourself to others is one sure way to deflect your success and get you caught in an Ego Trap. Our Ego is always ready to tell us that we are not good enough and the Comparison Game is a sure way to give it lots of material to work with.

Start anything new and your Ego will race to tell you that someone else is better and how much YOU aren’t like them. In fact, you never will be. Just look at them, they shine. Nevermind that this is your first try and they’ve been at it for years. Nope nope nope. That won’t matter, to the ego. It’s always a zero-sum game. They are winning, therefore, you must be losing.

This isn’t about looking to someone for direction or inspiration. Or finding a person who helps you level up because through their accomplishment they show you what is possible.

This is more like taking score and of course, the next step in the Comparison Game is to find someone you feel superior to. See the Game works both up and down the ladder. While looking up and finding someone to resent, you must also look down and see who ranks below. This pulls you even deeper into comparison.

There will always be that guy that if you are a scorekeeper will blow you out of the water.

You will HATE THAT GUY.

That guy is everything you want to be and more. You are in competition with him only in your mind. You begin to tell yourself stories about that guy. Either he is all THAT – or – he’s a drug dealer and beats his dog. The Ego is brilliant and has endless in the ways that it can torture us.

Judging anyone, whether it is from a place of feeling scared or inadequate always feels bad. The Comparison Game always begins from a place of not feeling good enough. When you are confident and balanced in your sense of worth you see people around you as equals and their accomplishments as something they’ve achieved, not something they are.

Keeping your eyes on your paper ensures that you are working from your strength, reaching your benchmarks and focused on your success. As a swimmer in high school, I never started winning competitions until I quit trying to see what the person in the next lane was doing.

You do your best work and create your best life when you value what you have inside. When you can accept that you have greatness in you, no matter the form, you no longer look to the world for their opinion of your worth.

The Journey within ourselves is always the most fascinating. What makes you unique will never be seen in this world again and can not be replicated by another.

*If you are having trouble seeing your value

*If you are feeling blocked and filled with frustration

*If you are asking yourself “Why Me” or “Why Not Me” and your answer is because I don’t matter WE NEED TO TALK.

There is no reason to be in judgment and pain. Confusion is the Ego’s best friend. Click on the link to set up a discovery call and let’s see what we can work out to bring you into your best life ever!! It’s not as far away as you may think!

Much love, Jodie

 

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Spiritual Shiny Object Syndrome

Something I’ve noted with clients over the last several years is the level of discovery that they are engaging in.  I think that it’s great.  Before it was I will do me the business person, mom, whatever and I will go to my Spiritual Guide for the other stuff.

I have clients exploring spiritual modalities and experimenting with different techniques and I can share what I know with them.  But, what I am also seeing is Shiny Object Syndrome.  Literally, the attempt to amass mastery in many fields simultaneously or one after another.

While I understand that not everything you try will work for you, it’s more that people are trying everything at once.  One it becomes very confusing.  Two you don’t really know what is working and what isn’t and three, you haven’t stayed long enough with a topic to achieve any wisdom or skill.

I was talking with one young lady who told me she had taken an online course over the weekend with regard to the I Ching.  Very impressed with that I told her how proud I was of her, that it was indeed a study that would surely be very satisfying.  Oh, but wait, she was not only done with her study, she was marketing I Ching readings for others.  Wait, what?  You’ve studied an ancient tradition for like five minutes.  Sigh…..

I know there is a lot out there and there is great information too and you can feel like a kid in a candy store when you start to wake up but do yourself a favor.  Pick one thing, delve into it deeply, richly.  Truly experience what it has to offer and what you can bring into your own being.

Much of what you achieve in the study of any practice is equal to what you give to it.  The journey takes you on a spiritual path and what you learn about the practice, you equally learn about yourself.

There is no hurry.  No rush.  What you are meant to find will find you.  Stay open, stay curious and Enjoy the richness of the journey.

Xoxo Jodie Hart

 

 

 

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Bloom Where You Are

I was reading the other day and I ran across a line that I know my Grandmother said to me when I was a girl.  It went something like, “You have to Bloom where you are Planted”. I liked it when she said things like that. She was always smiling and kind and when she talked like that I felt like she was passing on something timeless that I should remember.

Honestly, it was years later that I understood even a little of what that means.  We don’t always choose our circumstances, especially as children. We can wake up in a marriage that doesn’t work, or in a job that has no future, family troubles can weigh heavy on hearts.  We can be lonelier than we have ever felt missing something that we never had or had and lost.

That sounds dark, and sometimes life feels that way, but eventually, I would remember my Grandmother’s words.  Bloom where you are Planted. You might not be able to change everything today. You may be sometime away from fully embracing the life you want to live, but you can choose to be and feel better now.  Just that choice will set off a chain of events you cannot fathom from your current perspective.

A Course in Miracles reminds us that Spirit can only enter into our lives at the present level of our consciousness.  You can ask to see things differently, you can ask for Understanding, you can ask to be Healed and you can certainly ask for Love to enter into any situation.  You can ask for your Miracle. You will become the Miracle in your life.

Xoxo Jodie

 

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