I am now fully planted in my home town of Lincoln, California.
After 6 years of traveling to Modesto to work, I finally jumped
and took the leap of faith to get fully rooted here.
Here is what I’ve been noticing these last few weeks, since
I have stopped going there.
I have heard from 4 or 5 people a request for business cards,
since I am not traveling all the time.
Now, they want to refer people to me and help me grow my business here.
I am fascinated at how people perceived my travel schedule,
which was 5 days out of town every 4 weeks.
This means I was at home 83% of the time, yet, their perspective
was I was “traveling all the time“.
It makes me very curious to know what I was projecting out into the universe.
I’m wondering what my words and energy were telling people.
I would like to know what they were hearing from me when I would talk about it.
What I do know is when I finally made the decision to quit working in Modesto,
it was because I realized I was splitting my time and energy.
I would get the momentum going here and it would stop abruptly
when I’d go to Modesto.
I’d come home and it would take a few days to get back into the swing
of my life and business here and just as the energy was going solidly
forward again, I’d head off to Modesto again.
You can see the stop and start of the energy.
It’s like getting the car up to the cruising speed and abruptly hitting a brick wall.
I did this over and over for 6 years.
OUCH!!! This has been my life. (real time AHA moment).
When I was younger and looking for where I belonged and what I wanted
to do with my life, I found I would dabble in many things.
I would take a little of each one and apply it to my life awhile, then, learn
something else and apply that for awhile.
Nothing really stuck and I didn’t get deep or rooted into any one teaching.
One day, someone told me to pick one thing and do that one thing, whether it was a job, a relationship, spiritual path…, so I would receive the full value and benefit of that choice by being committed in time and energy.
I actually listened and took their advice.
However, I have a good forgetter and I clearly did not apply that here.
What I am getting to is I was diluting my time and energy.
The people I know here, on an unconscious level, were not trusting or knowing
if I was here to stay.
How can they make referrals when the message is that I am still clinging
to the people and business I already have established in another town?
How can they invest in me, when I’m not fully invested in them or in the
location I am living in?
LIFE IS ALL ENERGY!!!!
How I direct it is based on the choices I make and the beliefs I hold.
Conceptually I knew this.
A lifetime of evidence shows me that where I put my focus and energy is directly
proportional to what comes to me.
When I was not fully committed here, neither were the people I was in relationship with.
When I became fully committed to being here, they became committed to helping me be successful.
It is that simple.
It is NOT that easy, always.
EVERY single thought, word and action is energy.
It’s either attractive and light energy or heavy and unattractive.
People feel it, whether they know or understand it.
They are either pulled toward or pushed away.
One way to know what you are putting into your space is to pay attention
to what and whom you are attracting.
Is it what you want to be attracting?
Does the circumstances and people coming into your life add something?
What do you desire them to be adding to your life?
Do you attract drama and chaos?
Do you attract fun, light-hearted and peaceful people?
Sometimes we think we are happy and positive people and on the surface,
we appear to be that. However, when we pay attention to who is
showing up, we may realize that our true beliefs about life and people
are being revealed.
For instance, I knew I was committed here. I married the man of my dreams
and, yet, I was still depending on the money I was getting from my work
This alone was creating dissonance in my energy. You see, even though I took some action that said I was committed to being here, the fear of leaving the guaranteed money kept me going to my last home town and business.
What people were getting from me, no matter what my words were and the fact that I got married, was the fear of leaving and the fear of trusting my place here. Unconsciously this I was putting out and what they were
feeling(even though they probably didn’t know this).
My invitation to you is to begin noticing what circumstances and what people are showing up in your world.
If it is awesome and extraordinarily amazing, keep doing what you are doing.
If you come to realize you’d like something different, feel free to reach out to me for a conversation about where you might like to go in your life and how you can begin to create it different.
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Marti (Hicks) Forrest