Do you ever get so caught up in life that you are desperate for some self-care?
Well, that was me over the last few weeks… Between my birthday, launching a new virtual program with 130 people, and doing 7 full-day photo shoots… I was WIPED.
So thankfully, three nights ago I made it in to get a massage.
It was absolutely DIVINE! I was relaxed, dropped in, and felt like a brand new person… And here’s the cool thing. I went to the very spa where I used to be a massage therapist 7 years ago. (Burke Williams in Santa Monica, for those of you familiar with LA!)
So you can get the visual… Can you picture me here, in black?
Yup, I wore that very same, pretty awful outfit. (I always did feel like a gym teacher gone awry. And the best part is… I even had to have a ‘spa name’, and so for a number of years I was exclusively known as “Maya” at work. Imagine?
Now when I got my massage last night… My masseuse happened to be someone I knew when I was there. Her massage was wonderful, and transported me to far off places … And yet, I couldn’t help but have moments of feeling HORRIFIED wondering what MY life would have been like if I was still working there… SEVEN years later.
I would have been just like my lovely massage therapist… Thinking about what new bodywork modality I would train in next to add to my repertoire for my massage practice.
It was a very strange sensation to remember that lifestyle so well… Yet at the same time, feel no connection to it at all.
And so obviously, I had some profound moments of appreciation for how far I’ve come! It’s amazing to me to think that what I used to make in a year back then… I have made in a month now. Heck, I actually made more than that during the free call of my most recent launch, in 20 MINUTES… How wild is that?
And so all I have to say is… Bless my Ecstatic Brand.
Bless the fact that I got the mentoring I needed to bust out of one lifestyle and into another.
Bless the fact that I weathered all my meltdowns, dramas, and Resistances with a capital R.
Bless the fact that I found a way to bring all my gifts together and create a career that didn’t exist yet.
And Bless the fact that I decided to learn about business.
Yes, I needed to learn about business… I couldn’t magically WISH my way into a life of prosperity as I often did as my healer self… No, there was an education needed to learn about something with which I had absolutely no experience.
Every person has certain channels that are wide open for them.
For example, my Spiritual channel is very well-developed… As is my channel of creativity. But my Business channel? Nope… That one was just about non-existent. And since I was determined to step fully into my power and mission on the planet in this lifetime… Then I needed to be firing on ALL cylinders, and take the time to OPEN this business channel.
Back in my hippie/healer/BurningMan days, I wouldn’t have batted an eyelash at another training in a new healing modality… But why hadn’t I thought to do that around business? Why? Well, thank goodness I changed that story 2 1/2 years ago. And now…
I get to go back to the spa I used to work at and be on the RECEIVING end as a client. And that is a nice place to be, indeed.
So how about you? What channels are already open for you… And what channels need to be OPENED?
I invite you to make sure YOU are firing on all cylinders too, and take the time to open what isn’t yet. Because if you do… Your life might look unrecognizable in 7 years too.
Here’s To Your Ecstatic Wealth!