Gather Your Circle

by Maggie on August 16, 2012 · 6 comments

in Entrepreneurship, Self-Care

The other day as I walked through the woods, I found myself smiling inwardly – beaming, actually – as I mentally gathered the circle that I’ve lately created around building my new, heart-centered business.  The more I’ve said yes to this beautiful vision, the more my soul has asked me to call in support from all sides, so I can actually live into the vision without letting unsupported vulnerability stop me or shut me down.

I can’t tell you what it means, not only to have these beautiful souls around me, but also to know that I have invested in myself – financially, emotionally, spiritually – in myself and in this vision of a future where I live, love and serve from my deepest heart space.

My Beautiful Circle of Support

Medicinekeeper

None of this would be happening without the incredible soulwork that Pixie Campbell provided for me and so many others in the summer session of SouLodge.  She creates a safe, sacred space for women to explore their deepest desires, and you would not believe the blossoming that has happened for so many women, myself included, in the last five weeks!  As if that wasn’t enough, Pixie is actually one of my dearest, oldest friends, and I love that I can call on her to remind me of who I really am.

Torchbearer

I don’t remember exactly what it was that caught my attention when I visited The Growing Table, but I immediately knew I needed Amy Lee Czadzeck in my life.  More than a bit scared, I contacted her and laid out my desire.  She caught it (and me) with both hands and held me with such loving, compassionate knowing…and before I knew it I had a full-blown visionburst and knew what my soul wants me to do here on this lovely planet of ours.  If you are looking for a business coach who will speak to your soul first and foremost, Amy’s your gal.

Sacred Witness

Almost as soon as I visited photographer Sarah Stevens‘ website, I knew that I wanted her to witness me during this birthing process, and help me discover a visual brand for my business.  I don’t feel very natural or comfortable in front of the lens, generally, but I have the feeling that with Sarah, all I’ll have to do is show up and let the magic take us where we need to go.

Mouse Medicine Woman

My mind is a conceptual juggernaut.  I can come up with great ideas and visions, fantastic products and services…and then promptly get stuck in the details, drown in the quicksand of the project breakdown.  I really need a project manager and detail person.  I need an assistant, a powerhouse who keeps up with me, pen and notepad in hand, neatly breakin’ it down for me so I know how to make my vision come to life.  I need some serious Mouse Medicine.

I read about Dawn Martinello of Monday Morning VA on a Mogul Mom blog post, I believe, or was it this post from Simple Mom?) and although I bit my nails to the quick when I bought my first package of hours (what was I actually going to ask a virtual assistant to do for me??), I can tell you it has been worth every penny so far just to know that I can contact her when I don’t know what just happened to the navigation bar on my website, or how to create a subscription sticky in the sidebar, or whether or not to stick with WordPress.  Last week we created a step-by-step flowchart for creating the website for my new business from sandbox to launch, and the beginnings of a social media marketing calendar so I know exactly which tasks to complete on which day.  This kind of detail-oriented organization keeps me focused on tasks while freeing up valuable mental space for me to let the next grand vision land.

Wisdom Counsel

I have several wonderful wisepeople in my life, who have the ability to see me clearly and reflect back to me what I need to know.  I call on them whenever I need clarity or if my vision is clouded.  Although they work separately and probably don’t know each other, they come together in my life as a beautiful integrated counsel.  I know that the right one will be available at the right moment, and I keep them close to my heart.

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Who’s around you for support and visioning?  Take a few minutes to think about, maybe even write down who forms your inner circle of wisdom and reflection.  Making the circle conscious allows you to seize opportunities to call on them and move yourself farther along your path.

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Sherelle August 16, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Your post reminded me how thankful I am for the women of SouLodge, MoonStorm, and my home circle that I never thought I’d have, my Women of Heart.

Not to mention, my male friends who have always supported me in everything I do! It makes me wonder how I could be afraid of anything with all this amazing support around me. Full of gratitude.
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Maggie August 16, 2012 at 2:25 pm

“It makes me wonder how I could be afraid of anything with all this amazing support around me.” You know, what I’m finding is that the circle makes me much less afraid, because I know that whatever I don’t know or don’t have (or don’t know I have) will come to me as I ask and reach out and accept and receive. It’s so much more beautiful than believing we have to know, do and have everything all by ourselves! 🙂

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Amy Lee August 16, 2012 at 5:37 pm

You are shining Maggie. Thank you for saying yes to your desires and cultivating a circle of radiance and peace. <3

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Maggie August 19, 2012 at 12:18 am

Thank you, dear. <3

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Sarah August 17, 2012 at 9:26 am

Oh Maggie ~ Your beauty shines so brightly, outwardly and inwardly. I treasure your deep wisdom immensely! And I’m so honored to be part of your Circle 🙂
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Maggie August 19, 2012 at 12:19 am

Aho, Beautiful. <3

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