Posts Tagged ‘living joyfully’

I QUIT!

July 31st, 2013 by Elizabeth Joy Mueller | Comments Off

I want to quit.

I know I came back from vacation and this is how a lot of people feel about their life upon returning.  But this feeling, this time, was different, I really want to quit.

I announced to my entrepreneurs group and they listened attentively and then gave me permission to quit. So here, now, I give you permission to quit, too.

What do you want to quit in your life?I Quit

I quit feeling confused and tired.
I quit feeling struggle.
I quit feeling overwhelm.
I quit telling myself all the things I am doing wrong.
I quit holding myself back.
I quit not trusting myself and my timing.

I QUIT! I’m giving myself permission to quit. To dive straight into this and find out what’s here for me to learn.  It’s so much easier to cover it up, distract it or create another story about how I have to carry on in spite of the powerful non-negotiable feeling of wanting to QUIT!

I am dancing with quitting and discovering what’s in this abyss for me at this time.  Stay tuned! Or, better yet, join me in quitting what you are ready to quit.

Ironically, while I feel like quitting, I am also having the joyful experience of running my Summer of JOYfest program that I launched in early July and meeting with my one-to-one clients. It’s truly joyful and inspiring and fun and I am loving it.

How do I reconcile the need to quit with having a marvelous time teaching in the JOYfest & meeting with my clients?  Here again, I am letting it all be as it is.

im-a-quitterJOY + Quitting, together in one bundle that I get to create and open to what’s that meant to look like for me – uniquely. Perhaps I keep leaving out the unique part of my own creation, expecting it to look like everyone else’s set-up and in the process judging what it is, judging it against others, judging myself for what I feel I am not. Ouch!

Does all that self-judgment sound familiar to you? It’s truly painful because no matter what you want to do or be, you’ve got to give yourself permission to do it your way.

My invitation for you this week:  Follow your JOY, QUIT what needs to be left behind, follow what’s working and give yourself FULL permission to do it your way! Uniquely your way on your terms!

I’m giving it try, as well! Tell me what unfolds for you by replying to this email, posting on Facebook  or sharing it with others.

P.S. Wait, please pass this on for anyone with Autistic or ADHD kids. . . My friend, Andrea Anderson, is a quitter, too!  She quit doing all the wrong things for her kids and helped them heal and clear of ADHD & autism. Before she helped clear them of their autism:
•           Severe mood swings- with aggressive behavior
•           Hyper
•           High levels of anxiety
•           Uncomfortable with peers
Now:
•           Their moods are balanced- they talk about what upsets them and how they feel
•           They’re calm, can sit and focus on their school work, read books and magazines
•           Situations that once created anxiety (like getting dressed in the morning) they now handle with ease, they’re actually relaxed
•           They have friends!  Lots of friends- even BEST friends they are very close with!
She’s got a FREE tele-class coming up on August 8th:  Doing Well: 3 Steps to Get Your Kids’ ADHD & Autism Symptoms Under Control (Before School Starts!) Click here to register for the call. It’s FREE!

What’s tingling in the palm of your hand?

April 2nd, 2010 by Elizabeth Joy Mueller | 1 Comment

I have to confess the last few weeks have been tough for me. I hit the wall. I had a health crisis. I lost my mojo. I’ve been totally stressed out. I’ve been utterly exhausted. And naturally, in the midst of all this my vision of what I truly want, wavered. It wavered so far away I couldn’t recall what I was really striving for or why. Hmmmmmm, have you felt this way?

Read on to hear more of my own personal story and learn about the opportunity to live soulfully on a month-to-month basis. (You decide when to start and stop!)

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Burned out! . . .
A few weeks ago my own personal wake up call arrived in my hand. Literally, in my left hand. It came in the form of this painful nerve tingling in my palm. It was so odd I had to take notice. I mean I don’t really have these types of things happen to me. I don’t really have lots of pains and aches and complaining in my body. So this was really strange.

Luckily, I already had an acupuncture appointment scheduled so I just decided to show him what was happening. Fast forward a few more acupuncture appointments and some intense and painful massage and the diagnosis, stress. Months of built-up stress in my neck and upper back.

After we started to unravel the knots and tension, I was hit with the exhaustion. Oh my! Now I have months of my insomnia catching up to me. I feel like everything was in slow motion and I can’t make any decisions. I was in the middle of my own standstill.

The timing couldn’t have been better since I’d already planned to spend a week in Las Vegas. Ha, did I catch you there? Yup, I said Las Vegas but no, not an ordinary trip to Las Vegas as I had planned to meet up with my family for a wellness week including out spring cleanse. Restorative. Yes, that’s exactly what I’ve needed to do the last two weeks.

With this has come some re-evaluation from inside out. And with it comes changes in how I will be creating my practice.

The exciting news is that I’ve created a new way of working with me that allows you to determine your own start and stop.
Have you wanted to try out my one-to-one mentoring without a minimum three-month commitment?
Have you decided you want support but you aren’t sure for how long and want to keep it open-ended?
Do you just want to flexibility work together throughout the year depending on what’s coming through and when you need it?

If you felt, “Yes!” then consider my new Soulful Living Month-to-Month Program!

It includes:
Three 75-minute one-to-one sessions per month.
There is one monthly fee. No deposit. No long-term commitment.
You decide when to start and when to end.

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Have you had a wake-up call in your life? How have you managed it?

I confess in the past I’ve just kept pushing myself. Yup, I’m guilty of it, too. We all are. There are endless to do lists, information to be processed, requests to respond to and that doesn’t include all your own desires and dreams that want to be manifested. It’s not like the world slows down just because you are exhausted.

But this time, I responded differently. I started listening much deeper. I literally laid my body down. And all my parts of me said, this has got to be more fun, easier, and feel more supportive. Above all, it’s time to start listening to me.

The funny thing about this is sometimes it feels too scary to really listen to yourself. Have you ever thought to yourself, I just do not want to go in there!

I had a friend call me the other day in a crisis. All of her defense systems were hard at work to keep her believing she was ‘safe.’ The last thing she could hear was her own wisdom. It was buried in all the noise trying to keep her away from the crisis itself.

And that’s the illusion. That if you don’t go in there, you will be safe but those are the exact places that want your attention – are literally demanding your attention.

Those are the exact places that will help you hear the whole story. And when you can start listening, it starts to shift. Big shift. Naturally. Sigh of relief. Now you can really hear what’s happening. Ahhhhhhhhhhh.

Ready to listen to all your parts more deeply? I can facilitate that process so it feels supported, natural and frees you from the old story that is holding you back.

Would you like post your own story or comment to this newsletter?
I’d love to hear from you so please share your own wake-up calls with me! Post a comment!