For the last while I’ve been going round in circles trying to figure out the correct ‘messaging’ for my business. It’s beyond difficult to encapsulate what I do in two sentences, but I understand it is necessary to help others get a snapshot, and for myself to have a clear and concise message.
I was allowing myself to get really frustrated with it, but eventually came back to my own inner knowing and trust in the timing of the Universe. I know how this works, and it doesn’t work on my time. So instead of beating myself up about it any longer, I shifted my focus back onto gratitude and leant into my trust and faith in the Universe and continued tweaking as messages were arising. I flipped my energy into a mode of surrender (instead of frustration) and allowed creative solutions to flow to me.
Now let me just say as well, people often get confused by the word ‘surrender’ as if to mean you lay down, sit on your ass and do nothing, and magically things will happen. This is not what surrender means. Surrender means letting go of your forced energy, linear ideas, expectations of how it ‘should’ be, or ways of trying to control the outcome; in order for the best outcome to come. But for this crucial aspect to happen, we must be awake, aware and still, and then follow the nudges, messages or inspired actions that come through. These ‘signs’ can come through often in very subtle ways – a song on the radio, something a friend mentions in conversation, a message on your IG feed etc. It’s up to us to be still enough to notice them, and then get curious & follow them. But FYI when we’re rushing through life, living in our heads and going full throttle, you can be 100% sure you will miss the majority of them!
Anyway back to the story!
So then this morning, I was nudged to remember the name of my business and the ‘tagline’. This made me giggle as when I read it again, it reminded me that the message was already right there in front of me, glaringly obvious but the thing is, we often forget (even me!)!
Soul Power Light – When you connect to your Soul, you realise your true Power & you ignite your Light.
Oh yes, thank you Universe for reminding me. This was my exact journey and this is my mission in helping others. These were not my words. My human mind cannot lay claim to this name and message, it came to me. It popped into my head as I was waking up or going to sleep one night (as messages often do for me at those times).
First came the name – Soul Power Light – and I liked it. I didn’t think it was amazing or anything like that, but it felt right, so I bought the domain name etc. Later came the ‘tagline’ – When you connect to your Soul, you realise your true Power, and you ignite your Light – and with that message, I felt the power of the work I would be doing! I remember thinking, ‘Shit this is big’! I had no idea at that time how my work would look exactly, but I have a vision, and that’s what I aim towards all the time. It’s what keeps me going when I get frustrated or focus on what’s ‘lacking’ or ‘not working’ right now. How my work and my mission plays out, I’ll never be able to know fully (no one can know in advance!). But my job is to keep that vision in mind and follow the aligned steps, as I’m being guided.
So after this amazing reminder this morning from the Universe, I opened my emails. I had my usual daily lesson from ‘A Course in Miracles’ with Marianne Williams. I signed up for this back in March, it ‘randomly’ [there’s no such thing as random!] landed in my inbox & I’m on lesson #191. This is important because this morning, there was my lesson for today, #192, but also underneath it was lesson #61 in a separate email. Weird I thought (my human mind always like to interject first)! This has never happened before with the daily messages, another one hasn’t ‘randomly’ been sent as well. But then I was curious and I opened the lesson. I couldn’t even remember what it was. And here’s what it said;
#Lesson 61 – I am the light of the world.
‘Who is the light of the world except God’s Son? This, then, is merely a statement of the truth about yourself. It is the opposite of a statement of pride, of arrogance, or of self-deception. It does not describe the self-concept you have made. It does not refer to any of the characteristics with which you have endowed your idols. It refers to you as you were created by God. It simply states the truth.
To the ego, today’s idea is the epitome of self-glorification. But the ego does not understand humility, mistaking it for self-debasement. Humility consists of accepting your role in salvation and in taking no other. It is not humility to insist you cannot be the light of the world if that is the function God assigned to you. It is only arrogance that would assert this function cannot be for you, and arrogance is always of the ego.
As many practice periods as possible should be undertaken today, although each one need not exceed a minute or two. They should begin with telling yourself:
I am the light of the world. That is my only function.
That is why I am here’.
For anyone not familiar with A Course in Miracles, it is a metaphysical text, not a religious one. The terminology may trigger embedded religious conditioning (as it does me sometimes!) but feel free to substitute the word ‘God’ with Source, Universe, Infinite Intelligence, Higher Self, Oneness etc.
Boom…this email blew my mind and another confirmation to me of the work I am to do. This work that was already highlighted in my ‘tagline’. The work that I have already done, and continue to do on a daily basis. And now bringing this work forward in helping others realise that inner LIGHT that exists within them too, and live from the INSIDE OUT, connected to their true SOUL POWER and harnessing this beautiful energy as a force for good in their lives, the lives of others and the world.
This trio of ‘Soul Power Light’ consists of our self-honesty, self-worth, self-love, self-responsibility, self-talk, self-trust, self-confidence, self-compassion, self-esteem, essentially self-mastery, in order to live our truth and purpose. But this is not ego led. This does also not mean we have to ‘go it alone’, quite the opposite. When we truly know ourselves, then we can bring our ‘whole’ selves to all other aspects of our lives, and take the pressure off another person or thing to fill that ‘hole’. It’s a soul hole and only we can fill it.
This is a perfect example of how messages show up!