Hello lovely family. I’m so loving the posts of late as we get closer and closer to the blessings, sharing thoughts and ideas with each other, as well as some wonderful guidance and advice from Veritas and others. Between us all we’re going to do so much wonderful stuff!!!
One of Veritas’ posts knocked the stuffing out of me for a few minutes though, where he was talking about how planned up he was, the scale of what he’s doing, and how he’s so ready to hit the ground running in a big big way once his blessings are with him. For a moment I was comparing myself to him, and thinking I was coming up short. But of course, I’m not. Didn’t take long to get back to being very happy with what I’m going to be doing, and how.
Made me think though, that what’s important, is that we all have different passions, different skills, and different ways of going about things. We absolutely have to follow our own hearts, doing what we feel is right, in the right way for us. It can all seem a little overwhelming at times – there is so much to be done to help the world. But we have to realise we can’t, each of us, all do it all, and we don’t even need to. There are enough of us, and enough money, to cover so much.
So, we can leave the big big stuff to those who have the skills, the experience, the teams, the wherewithall, to do that. For the rest of us, let’s not get too overwhelmed with all that needs putting right. And let’s not try to do it all at once. As far as I can tell, there is absolutely no expectation to be spending all our blessings on good causes at once; some won’t become apparent to us until much later, or until we’ve worked through our other projects.
Many moons ago in corporate life, I was trained in project management, and was good at it, but absolutely hated it, it’s just not me. So the way I work is more organic, and it works, because it’s true to me. My skills are in gathering together networks, putting people in touch with each other, and that’s where I can really make a difference. Think about how you work best, what your own skills are, don’t try to do anything you’re not good at, or don’t enjoy, but instead work with what you have, what your own strengths are.
I’ve been involved in animal rescue and welfare for many years, this is my passion (among others). I have always trusted that I would be given the means to be able to achieve what my soul has been crying out to be able to do for ever it seems. I know it’ll happen. And I’m very lucky, I have a wonderful network of good friends and like minded souls the world over, who I know will become a part of my team. And we can do so much to end the suffering of the non human animals we are so blessed to share this amazing planet with, through direct intervention as well as education. I see education as a huge tool in making improvements, but this takes some time.
I’m also planning some local community initiatives, as well as some that are global in nature and scale. For instance, driving around Manchester to my cat visits this morning, in the dark, cold, wind, rain and snow, in the middle of the City Centre, I saw someone wrapped up in a soggy sleeping bag, outside a shop. I was in tears; in this day and age, no-one ought to be without a home. We can all start with our own communities, because guaranteed there will always be poor souls like this one, until we can ensure there aren’t.
My point is that as long as we do what our passion drives us to do, we can only be a force for good. It all adds up together, we have to trust that with all our efforts, the whole will be resolved. There is no project too small, too insignificant to count. We don’t all need to feel we need to take higher rates/amounts if we don’t feel we can deal with that much, take what you feel comfortable with, having talked through plans with the exchanging bank, making sure that there is sufficient remaining to cover any longer term projects, that perhaps you don’t even see yet; but only what you feel you can manage. Your efforts will be no less valuable.
And when we think about our passions and what we’d like to do, they have far more power, far more chance to become real, if we see them as definite intentions. So, watch the self talk. If we say to ourselves “I’d like to do........” or “I want to do.......”, it’s nowhere near as powerful as saying “I intend to..........” “My plan is to.......” There’s a huge difference in the energy, and by putting much stronger, more positive energy to what you’d like to achieve, you’re much more likely to succeed, and succeed big. It’s also great practice for those exchange meetings too. They’ll want to see a strong sense of intention to succeed, rather than the more airy fairy “I want to......” It’s been said in a couple of recent posts that these people are trained to be watching out for those they really want to back, those who they can believe believe in themselves and what they can achieve, and this goes a good way to helping to do that.
This is such an exciting time, and I’m so honoured and blessed to be on this journey with all of you. I love you all