Making Sacred Space
For the past several years, web design has been a primary source of income for me. As an intuitive creative entrepreneur, I also am constantly coming up with new ideas and projects I want to create. If you've been around awhile, I'm sure you've witnessed the wild journey I've experienced online from The Sacred Life of Rain to Spirit Soul Earth to Lush Folk to now, just me.
While it's important to have a source of income, my work as a designer has always felt temporary for me. Like a part-time job you take to pay the bills while you secretly work on what you really love.
Don't get me wrong...I've loved working as a designer and have had wonderful clients & experiences.
What happens, however, is that by constantly investing time & energy into something temporaryish, my resources are constantly being diverted from what I am most passionate about and here to create and offer. I had such longterm plans for DIY Design...release a new design each month and create a vast library of templates for Squarespace and offer design coaching and so much more.
It's a great idea and I love it and know I could do it.
But it's not why I came to earth.
In my own soulwork I'm finally accepting that it's okay that I don't have to say yes to ever creative idea I have. (Ha! Who would have thought!) And just because I see a need in an industry that would actually be a huge success, it doesn't meant that I need to be the one to fulfill it.
Yes, we need a curvy-girl version of Free People...but I don't have to be the one to take on the entire plus-size bohemian fashion industry.
Yes, we need an amazing fresh stock photo site for hippies and hipsters featuring diverse lifestyles & bodies & free spirited living & nomads & earthy bohemian beauty...but I don't have to be the one to facilitate it.
Those are just two of my recent undertakings that have proven to just be too much. It's taken longer than I wish for me to accept & surrender to the clarity that I'm receiving now. For a long time I followed the guidelines of successful entrepreneurs, trying to mix others' how-tos with my own intuition hoping to learn their secrets and find my niche... and yes, I've learned invaluable things about business and I've met lovely people. And I've enjoyed a lot of the process. But I've spread myself too thin. My projects have gotten out of hand. I need to pull back. Prune. Release. Go where my heart is. Start doing the things that all of my other projects & endeavors have been in service of. Let go of all the "in the meantime" work and just leap with faith completely into the deep, instead of keeping one foot on dry ground while dipping my toe in from time to time to test the waters.
It's time for full immersion.
A lot of it might look the same on the outside...writing, mentorship, other experiences & services, spirituality, creativity...but it feels different on the inside. Renewed commitment. Fresh energy & eagerness as I refine my offerings and bring to light what is in my soul. Making sacred space for what is lasting, sustainable, and true divine work.
So what this means immediately, for right now...
It means letting go of my latest planned template in my DIY Design program ... and and letting what I've already created be enough.
It means restructuring my business.
It means letting go.
It means crying over these words from Morgan Day Cecil...
You can trust what lights you up.
Tell me what's lighting you up these days, my love?
And is there anything you need to release in order to make sacred space for what is most important to you?