Two years and one week ago I moved to the west of Ireland. (I’m not rethinking that! )
Since I’ve come here, I’ve been trying to make a living teaching meditation. The first year I only really dabbled. But in September 2010, armed with an ambitious business plan, I took a very serious approach to it. And it started off very promising too!
Although December and January were quiet, that was expected. Once February came round, everything kicked back into gear, and I was happily teaching away up until the school holidays arrived for the summer. Then again everything quietened down. But I was also expecting that, and so instead of panicking about the situation I beavered away making plans, booking venues for the Autumn season. When September arrived, I would be mad busy again….
Not so! This year, instead of building on last year’s business, I can’t replicate even half the work !! It’s a little scary, I can tell you.
Over the last few days I’ve had a little voice niggling away at me. Maybe it’s time for a complete rethink of what I do.
Now, as it happens, I have also been beavering away at another project. The only snag with that one, is that it won’t generate an income for me for quite some time to come. And obviously I do need an income while I’m working away on it… Problems, problems. But as Wayne Dyer says, there is a spiritual solution to every problem!
And so, this evening, I’ve made a decision. I am going to commit more fully to my other project (a wellbeing festival) and trust that the money – a) for me to live off and b) to make my ambitious festival plans a reality – will manifest somehow.
As I often preach, our job is to focus on the end result we want and to allow Universal Consciousness to figure out the means. When we relax and trust that we are supported by a force greater than our individual conscious minds can even begin to comprehend, we open the gates for opportunity and inspiration.
So that’s my plan for now. Not too much detail, just a broad outline. But I look forward to filling in the blanks as time progresses.