I’ve worked intensively for the last 3 months preparing for 2 online conferences. One conference has finished and the other begins in a few days. I’ve had such a healing and expansive experience connecting with people through recorded interviews and live events. This has been a time of following my heart, my inner purpose and stepping into action. Working as part of a conference team has allow me to accept my feelings and those of others in a deeper way, without any demands or judgements but simply being present to them.
One major learning has been around the idea of financial income that results from following my heart. At one stage in the team there was a sense of disappointment, frustration and sadness from less than expected conference package sales. There was a range of different fear based reactions about wanting to change strategy or to work harder to make the sales happen. For a while I resigned myself to the idea of money coming later but not now, and somehow that felt like a withdrawal, a closing down.
A shift happened when we started to share our frustrations outside the team and with some of the conference speakers. We were being vulnerable and open with our process (especially Armin Rott our team leader) and our feelings without asking for a solution.
The responses were wonderfully creative in terms of ideas and even donations, but what was more important was to know that we as a conference team were not alone. Through the sharing of feelings an opening happened and a response occurred.
I am not a big believer in “trusting that it all will work out” but I am I becoming a big believer in trusting feelings and relationships. Gone are the days of “holding it all in” and pushing through on my own or a part of a team – how stressful is that? And yet the new way is not easy either! It comes with surprises and a new creativity. It’s not planned or “sorted out well in advance” but movement happens through a moment by moment connection with the feelings that are arising.
By James Kelly, Creator of the Miracle Choice Game
I forgot to send this post last week because of the busyness of the second conference. I just remembered to post it in the airport today. Today is my last day of a 4 week trip that has been so rich and inspiring.
Love from James and the the Miracle Choice Team