Are you paying attention?
Gather round, Lady Queens. Let us each tell you a true story. The moral of both these stories is the same: pace and patience is everything. When you are patient, when you slow down, pay attention, and pace yourselves, you can find yourself with unexpected opportunities and delights. And if you fail to be present and pay attention, you can make a very expensive mistake.
Teany: A while back, I spent a nice vacation in Sedona, where there were wildfires. I was unsure of what to expect or what the situation would be. They’d shut down all the main trails because the big forest, Coconino Forest, surrounds Sedona. But then we met someone who had moved from New York to Sedona, and he gave us access to his backyard to go hiking. And that trail ended up being part of one of the bigger trails, away from the forest. We were able to explore areas and do things we’d never done before. We did a whole archaeological expedition, spent time in the local area, talking to people, getting to know the area and different things that I never would’ve done otherwise. I feel like this was an even better vacation, thanks to patience, pacing and going into it in an open kind of way, allowing things to just happen organically.
What a fantastic gift, all from simply going with the flow and taking things slowly! Unfortunately, Savannah learned the lesson the hard way…
Savannah: I have loads of different exciting projects happening, so I have a lot going on. I was moving quite a lot of money, and I’d given myself an hour, which I thought was plenty of time, but I was rushing. I missed some huge markers. In the back of my head, my intuition was saying, “Wait. That doesn’t sound right. That’s a bit weird.” But because I was in a hurry, I pushed forward. It was a very expensive lesson: I ended up losing all that money and it’s nothing I can change. Yes, I was frustrated and upset with myself. Yes, I ugly-cried. Then I thought, “Right, I need to slow myself down because if I make a simple mistake like that, it means I’m doing way more than I should be.” It’s fascinating to me how when you’re being a productive businesswoman in action, if you’re doing your meditation and yoga, you think you’re on it. My lesson around pace was more about going that bit deeper, slowing down even more, going to the next layer of deepness within myself. Mainly because I recognize that in the past, if I made a mistake like that, I’d have beat myself up. But this is an old way of reacting. Yes, I’ve made a very expensive mistake. Will I make that mistake again? Heck no. This is only one stepping-stone in the next phase of the things that I’m creating, and I will remake that money. And I will be safer with it.
When the SHTF, rather than going into a “woe is me” mindset and worrying that everything is falling apart, try asking yourself, “How can I step into the next layer of this?” On the practical side, when you’re well-rested and fully present, you’re able to connect to your inner wisdom. The more rested you are, the more in your body you are and the slower you get, the more of you is available. More of you is available to show up for other people, for your business, your relatives, and for yourself.
Women tend to forget this. Did you know women tend to get shorted massages than men do, and overall spend less time on self-care? As a woman, you so often put yourself at the bottom of the list, allowing yourself only small moments of presence and limited amounts of help for your physical body. And we bet you judge yourself for allowing yourself that time. So much judgement comes with self-care because women often feel they don’t deserve it.
Back to the topic at hand, which is about being patient, present and paced. When you’re present with what’s in alignment with yourself before you act, everything is so much easier. Lady Queen, you deserve to flow through life with beauty, grace, and ease. In fact, take a moment, right now. Take a deep breath in, a slow breath out, and slow yourself down. Breathe in, and breathe out. No rush to be anywhere. Whenever you find yourself feeling rushed or under pressure, you can return to your breath, remind yourself to be present and pay attention, and give yourself time to listen to your Queenly intuition.
Here’s to claiming, embodying, and living in pace and pleasure — because you deserve it!
As always, stay connected, juicy, and playful.
Love, Savannah and Teany