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Week 33 – Why you need to take that leap.


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When I go through my library trying to decide which newsletter to rebroadcast, I often say a little prayer asking that I be directed to a universal message that will benefit the most people.

And sometimes I choose one because I need to be reminded of the message myself smiley2.

This week, I’m sending a blog that covers both. It’s good to be reminded to be brave when change is calling. That’s how we learn to trust that we’ll find wings when we leap.

#x1F600;Here we go…

Why you need to take that leap!

There’s a little voice in my head that’s been trying to get my attention for a long time.  The voice tells me things like, stop following everyone else’s rules and start expressing your creativity in unconventional ways; find that beautiful place by the sea you’ve wanted for intimate workshops and retreats and reserve it; allow movement and nature and animals to hold a more prominent place in your life.

We all have a wise voice inside. Yours might be telling you that it’s time to let your grown children go so you can focus on living your life, or that you’re ready to write that book you’ve been dreaming about, or that it’s finally time to confront your addiction to work or food. 


It takes great courage to listen to our inner wisdom.  While it ultimately points to a better life, it also solicits action.  That’s the scary part.  I know if I listen to my gut and decide to act, it means confronting the reality that there will be times when walking isn’t enough.  Sometimes I’m just gonna have to leap. 

I have to close my eyes, hold my breath, and jump.  

And the moment I consider doing this I realize…

There is no net.

I will feel alone.

I may not get where I want to go.

But, somewhere deep inside, I know I need to step off that cliff anyway.  


(One of my favorite cards from the Grace Cards deck)

I’ve been doing a little leaping myself this summer and here’s what I’ve discovered.  When you jump, when you really let go and trust, you find out pretty quickly that Life does love you, that the Universe does, in fact, have your best interest at heart, and that all along you had what it takes to do what you really, really want to do.

So many of us have been taught to believe that avoiding an inner call to change will insure our safety, create certainty, and allow us to maintain a comfortable, easy place in life.

But ignoring this voice doesn’t bring these things.  It brings inertia, despair, and apathy – the kind of slow, soul murder that eats away at desire.

Nope.  At some point we just need to take the leap.

So, in case you’ve been thinking about it, this week’s message is for you.

Consider it a gentle push smiley2#x1F600;.


This Week’s Video

When you decide to do something brave, it can help to have a distraction now and then, something that makes you laugh and allows you to relax.  This week’s video should do the trick.  You can watch it here.

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