My heart has been heavy these days, especially because I feel like there is nothing I can do to help “fix” the challenge the world is facing right now. I've created the EFT course for COVID-19, I've reduced my hourly rate by 75% and have reduced all of my other courses prices between 50-75%, but is that enough? If I had a billion dollars to hand out, would that be enough? Will the planned monthly stimulus check of $2,000 be enough for the US? These are just temporary band-aids and no hand-out, no matter how big, will fix this situation. Especially since this is just part 1…
We Must Re-Invent Ourselves
We have been brought to our knees in every way possible. Financially, mentally, physically and spiritually. The only way to move forward to make the best of these unprecedented changes, is through personal and professional re-invention. What connects us all, besides technology, is the fact that we are all inter-linked with one another. When one person suffers, everyone suffers. We are not fine-tuned yet as a species to feel another's pain, and it will be thousands of years before it will be so. Nonetheless, for the more empathic people who can feel other people's pain, this is a most difficult and heavy time for sure.
Although I am currently writing this from the Italian border where life has turned to a new normal, (above is a picture of our rainy day today), I log on using a US proxy so that I get everything in English. Therefore, I also get all of the news of what's happening in the US. My heart is so sad to see what's going on there, and everywhere else in the world. My daughter lost her job and her home as well. Thankfully her dad had a spare room and she and her three dogs are safe. Not everyone is this lucky though.
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This Article is Heart-Wrenching
As I am sitting here enjoying rain for the entire week (see pictures), I am preparing to donate one of my courses into a pool of other courses (along with other instructors). I will tell you more about it another time (it's coming out this Summer). Make sure you sign up for my newsletter, where I will make the announcement. In the meantime today there is an article about a staggering increase in suicides that are expected to take place as a result of this economic change. While I've predicted this a while back, it makes reading the comments from all of the people who have lost all hope no easier. As you know, I'm a trained grief and suicide hotline counselor and experienced my second near-death experience at the age of 15 when I attempted to take my life. I was resuscitated, which I regretted for a long time because staying in this primitive world, as compared to what I saw on the other side (there is no other side), became a prison sentence to me. This was 40 years ago and still feels like yesterday. Today the world and this life in many ways still feel like the same prison sentence that I saw it to be back then. It's not easy, that's for sure.
We Must Regain Hope – This May Help
With everything going on, we cannot lose hope! We must adjust to these new changes and undergo partial or complete personal and professional re-invention. For many this means leaving behind what they've known and instead embarking on a brand new professional career. This is truly a time to go inward and to ask yourself the big, tough questions about what you would do if money and location were not an issue.
- What would you do? Seriously – what would you do?
Begin there, because within that silent space there lies a seed that contains the tiniest flicker of light. This speck of light has the chance to fan your inner passion into an inferno, which you may need at this time to re-emerge from this economic chaos. The only way this hidden speck of light turns into an inferno is if you go within to fan the flame, which is your passion.
- What does your heart go pitter-patter for?
- What makes you laugh and smile?
- What is your bliss?
- What lifts your spirits?
- What makes you happiest?
- What makes you feel in love?
- What brings out your most generous side?
And if these questions don't promote any inner change, ask yourself the opposite:
- What pushes buttons you didn't even know you had?
- What injustice in this world gets your blood boiling?
- What makes you grow horns, fangs and claws?
- What pisses you off the most?
- What would you kill for?
- What would you die for?
What's Type of Warrior Are You?
Some people are motivated by bliss and others are motivated by the terrible injustices that are happening in the world. Some are making a difference with their head (the strategic way) or with their hands; and others, like my friend who works for the UN, and is so much on the front line that she even gets something called “danger pay.” She works in Africa and has been held at gun-point more than any one person should experience in a life time. She's in the middle of civil wars doing her best to calm down matters, whereas people like me have chosen a completely different path. We still have our existence here at this time, on this same planet of ours. And so do you.
Which are you?
I venture to say that if you are the calm type of healer, you are more motivated by the first set of questions. If you are a warrior type healer and more of an activist type healer, then you are more likely fueled by the second set of questions. Or perhaps you are a mix of both. Your inner beast comes out when absolutely necessary, even if for the most part you are calm and collected. Knowing how you work is precious these days. Toss away your halo, roll up your sleeves and step up! It's time to rise up to the next plateau and bring out your most effective, most ferocious healer within.
Remember, life is not fair. It never was and never will be. This planet is not about fairness, it's about effectively utilizing our thinking faculty and based on those thinking faculties we then make healthy choices. That's the whole point of this entire incarnation here on this planet. Earth presents a plethora of choices, much like an all-you-can-choose-buffet. You and I will pay for everything we choose in this life. Everything has consequences. Some good, some fabulous, others less comfortable and some even downright ugly. Even the terrible things that happen to us that we have no control over, things that are unfair beyond comprehension, still leaves at our disposal the faculty of thinking and based on that thinking we must make a choice of how we respond or react. THAT is what defines a good character. Not what happens to us.
Ultimately we can choose to remain victims or we can become the master healer. Not only to ourselves, but also to others. The choice is yours. The choice is mine.
Finding Freedom at your Core
If you haven't noticed, this site is called Core Freedom®. I chose this name for my site because at my Core all I want is Freedom. And I want the same for you. Whether you want to work alone or with others, as an employee or as an independent person, whether you want to live life alone or with someone else, straight or gay, in whatever country you want to live, doing whatever you want, with whomever you want, making as much or as little money as you want – it's all about finding Freedom at your Core.
Along the way I have found this Freedom at my Core, and I assure you, it has not been a cake walk. In fact, it took much loss, near death experiences, distancing myself from certain family and friends, homelessness, the loss of my business, my assets, my reputation, my home, and I nearly lost my life and my daughter. When I say I'm a master at letting go and personally and professionally re-inventing myself over and over again, I mean it. It is not a walk in the park and is most definitely a lonely and difficult road for sure, one that can be frothed with wanting to give up again and again. However, the rewards of this Freedom at my Core are priceless and I protect it with everything that I am. As a result I can live anywhere on the planet and do my work with only a laptop and internet access. When the orders for self-isolation were issued I only felt bad for others, not myself. My income has increased during this time because I saw this period coming. Believe me when I say that this is child's play compared to what's ahead. You must prepare now so that you will never, ever be dependent on someone else again, at least not for your entire livelihood.
Remember this life of yours is about the all-you-can-choose-buffet. The only way through this COVID-19 time period and its economic effects is if you are willing to re-invent yourself and make some changes. Now is the time to change! You might as well change into what you've always wanted to do…
PASSIVE INCOME ONLINE
More than ever people need ways to earn a living with technology. We just got a small taste of what self-isolation can be like. Thankfully technology did not let us down this time, although this will temporarily change in the future. Until then, earning a living online not only free us to no longer be dependent on an employer, it enables us to break free from the confinements of earning a fixed wage. I created a course for those who don't have any idea of what type of online vehicle they want to step into. It's called 20 Ways To Generate Passive Income Online. I decided to take 50% off and offer payment plans. Everyone needs a break these days. Use this coupon for payment options: passive-income-50
FOR ONLINE COURSE CREATORS
For those who know they want to create online courses, I made some changes to my Online Course Creation Mastery course and added three additional courses absolutely free of charge. Additionally I reduced the bundle rate by 70% and created a 4-payment plan to make it even easier. This coupon is highly limited for only a few people and until only the end of May. Then the course rate will go back to its original rate.
NOW IS THE TIME TO RE-INVENT YOURSELF
If my courses don't work for you, I urge you to find someone else that you can learn from on how to take your beautiful self out into the world. Now is the time! Whether it's courses, audios, photography, creating meditations, writing books, whatever your chosen vehicle is, you being able to make use of technology in the months and years to come will be imperative as we move through these phases (hint, hint).
BOOK YOUR COACHING SESSION
Normally my coaching practice is closed but during this much-needed time I have opened my practice to help those who need it most. Plus, I have reduced my hourly rate by 75% to help those who need it most. To book your sessions CLICK HERE.
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