This was the year of the most NOT doing that I’ve had perhaps so far in my life as well as the year of making space to listen to the non-gremlin voices who actually serve my purpose rather than detract from it.
There is no way I can fully engage in my life work if I am chronically riddled with gremlin invoked self doubt. Instead, the choice is an active daily one to listen to what serves my purpose. Wisdom from like hearted friends who understand what I am up to serves my purpose. Taking time for self-care and creativity serves my purpose. Avoiding the energy of other people’s drama serves my purpose. (For those who have a challenge in this area, I use a mantra of “Thank you, I wish you well and now I’ll move along” to increase my awareness and release myself from the very strong force field these situations create.)
It was a year of taking a huge responsibility for my Grandson which meant I didn’t have space for theater, I couldn’t participate in a social life as I am accustomed, and the way I express myself creatively has also changed dramatically due to the time I am investing in his little life.
It was also a year understanding the power of lifelong pattern recognition.
I am one of those folks who consistently fight for the underdog at times forgetting myself. This year I stopped forgetting myself and in fact, got better at sticking up for myself. It wasn’t (and still isn’t) easy, but I am doing it. It is incredible how gremlins rise up in moments when one is changing patterns. They get angry and argumentative and tell you all the reasons you can’t do that! That isn’t who you are!
The New Year is bound to include many rousing songs from the Gremlin Chorus.
The thing is I get to choose whether or not I sing along.When one is up to the really big, the really significant and the life changing, the presence of gremlins or whatever form of limiting belief talk one believes in - this is where those voices become the most ferocious.
Consciously knowing this as one takes bold actions helps fuel all that is good and pure and right. My work is to love people into transformation so that the world is transformed as well. This is too big to let any gremlins or limiting beliefs have power over my actions and my conscious inactions.
2015 is my year of action: passionate, bold, life and world changing action. There are no gremlins, gremlin choirs, or people who will hijack my vision. It is time.
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