Permission Granted

Permission Granted

Permission Granted

Guidance received on May 23, 2017:
“You are hereby authorized to be all that you were meant to be,
to do all that you desire to do, and to create all that is in you to create.
This authority is vested in you by divine right from the Great Creator of All Things…”

I am enough.
I have healed enough.
I have cleared enough.
I know it.
God knows it.
My heart knows it.
I am ready.
And the universe is showing me how…

Across my desk a few weeks ago came a message from Jeff Goins, a writer’s coach,
entitled “Seven Ways to Power Up”. Jeff says:
1. Get out of your own way.
2. Filter out distractions vs your path.
3. Know who you really are.
4. Become discerning – ramp up your intuition.
5. Open up to new perspectives.
6. Respect yourself.
7. Be clear in your meaning, focus and purpose.

I realized that since my previous business life imploded,
I have been consciously working on all those things.
Jeff just outlined my process in seven succinct steps.
And I was nearly ready…
But I needed a number eight.
I needed one more thing…
I needed permission…
My own…
And God’s.

Years ago, when my outer world crashed, I lost my inner compass.
I lost my sense of who I was and what I was here to do.
I lost my sense of being valued in the world I lived in.
My sense of self-trust wavered.
Though my troubles were minuscule compared to some,
They were huge in my perspective.
When you’re in the middle of the pit of trauma and drama,
It can feel impossible to climb out.

Life is not an event, until it’s over.
While we’re still in human form, life is a process, a work in progress.
Stuff happens…
We change.
The world around us changes.
Sometimes it chews us up and spits us out.
Then we can choose.
Do we give up?
Quit?
Blame?
Cry?
Whine?
Turn inward?
Live small?
Well, maybe. Sometimes. Usually. Of course. YES. For a while, anyway.

As human’s it can take some time to process life events.
It’s natural to grieve what’s lost, especially when it was something we loved, sacrificed for, or identified with.
Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
We flail around in these stages of grief, resisting and processing change.
But “The only thing constant in this world is change.”

This world was not designed to be perfect – it was designed to provide opportunities for growth.
That’s why, “the poor will always be with us” – because something is always hitting the fan somewhere on this planet.
Whomever is rich one moment may be poor the next. Those in power now may be in disgrace later.
Those who are strong, wealthy and charitable, may experience devastating circumstances and become needy.
That’s why we are given guidance such as, “thou shalt not judge”, and “as I have loved you, love one another”.
The Great Creator knew we would need help, support, and comfort
to get through the tough stuff with our faith and hope intact or restored…
and we can do it – we can pass through this “vale of tears” and come out on the other side
more humble, teachable, grateful, accepting, allowing, peaceful,
and strong and passionate in our purpose.

It took me some time to wade through the pain and reorient to a new life situation.
What I had perceived as loss was simply a blessing – an opportunity to learn different life lessons,
though at first, I did not see it that way.
I learned that I had much spiritual cleansing to do, and I am grateful that the Spirit works gently and lovingly.
I am grateful for all the earth angels that helped me through my pain and back onto a divinely led path.
I have learned that when fully aligned with the divine, I can be at peace in the midst of chaos –
“in the world but not of the world”.
Peace gives rise to gratitude.  Gratitude empowers strength.
Strength inspires purpose. Purpose, fully lived, blooms into joy.
May we each become more whole, more of our best selves, and thus see life through new eyes.

“Permission Granted”, came the message. 
“You are hereby authorized to be all that you were meant to be,
to do all that you desire to do, and to create all that is in you to create.
This authority is vested in you by divine right from the Great Creator of All Things”

The message is clear.  We have been given permission from the Almighty,
the Great Creator of Heaven and Earth, to choose what we will be, and do, and have.
The power is in you to say yes to yourself.
I pray that you will be encouraged to choose life and light over darkness and despair.
Say yes to life, yes to love, and yes to living your gifts.

Blessings,
Jo Lyn

 

Clearing Clutter & The Sacred Art of Creation

Clearing Clutter & The Sacred Art of Creation

Clearing Clutter for Joyful Creation

I’m enrolled in Jeanie Brosius King’s webinar (password = nomoreclutter) and her amazing course, “Clutter Clearing for Health, Wealth, Joy and Love”. (If you go there, be sure to tell her I sent you!!)

This morning in our Clearing Clutter Facebook group, Jeanie asked if we have any unfinished projects, deferred decisions, or other things that irritate us about our lives or our businesses.

“What is your biggest clutter area?”

Jeanie gave an example of a coaching client who was struggling to decide whether to go to an-out-of-town conference – or not. In the coaching session with Jeanie, she realized that her deferred (procrastinated) decision was more correctly a case of overwhelm  – too many “unfinished business projects” keeping her stuck. She was overwhelmed with the burdens of submitting overdue tax information, gathering forms, getting help from a women’s business group, deciding how to submit salary information to her CPA….all of these issues represented various forms of overwhelming clutter. The moment she identified these “unfinished projects” as clutter to be cleared, she sprang into action to resolve them, which then left her feeling clear, clean and powerful.

“Clutter is Nothing More than Postponed Decisions” – unknown

My answer to the clutter question revealed similar procrastination issues regarding creating, tracking, filing and submitting the myriads of documents needed for taxes, business, mortgage, and more.  Not surprising, given the state of my office and my attitudes about getting those things done.  I obviously am benefiting from Jeanie’s class and my clutter clearing group.  All well and good, but then my thoughts expanded…

I realize that procrastination of these “necessary” things that I don’t particularly like doing prevents me from giving myself permission to do the fun things I really want to do and that truly bring me joy – creative things like writing my next book, or song, or poem, or blog post. Digging deeper, it also appears that I carry an old underlying belief that in order to be a good person, I must complete all my work before I can play. So… does this mean that I am not a good person?  Now that’s a “can of worms”!

Taking this a bit further down the twisted rabbit hole of my old and unhelpful perceptions of living life in an attitude of scarcity, this led me to an inherited generational attitude (or was it a rebellious teenage perception) about work as:
1) Something that I don’t like doing.
2) Repetitive drudgery.
3) Punishment.
4) Difficult.
5) An activity that brings in money. (Because of course, money is more important than anything else, because without money we couldn’t survive, because of course, in a world of scarcity, there is never enough money.)

Perceiving work in such unhelpful ways, it is no surprise that I carried many inner conflicts about it, and that I created the habit of procrastinating many needful, unpleasant tasks. Especially, because of course, we are only allowed to be happy AFTER the work is done.  Or so I grew up believing. Yes, I know I live in the real world where physical work and paperwork and earning money are necessary parts of surviving and managing our lives in our society.

But I simply don’t like those old punitive, depressing definitions of what work is.
Perceiving work in this way makes me feel that somehow, my inner self is “wrong”, “bad”, “lacking”, “not enough”, “disorganized”, a “procrastinator”, “ineffective” and that because of those things, I am “not allowed to be myself”.  I now realize that these old perceptions kept me in conflict, stuck in a low vibrational state of being.  To continue holding to these old perceptions about work would mean that I am never, ever allowed to play. Which would then mean I am never, ever allowed to be happy in this life. But that’s not true… because in many ways, I am already very, very happy. Perhaps this is just an extension of the personal transformation clearing work I have already begun… expressed in terms of clutter clearing!
Who Am I, Really? 

I am fun loving.  I am creative.  I am joyful.
I can focus for long periods of time on things that I enjoy doing, or that I find purposeful.
I am a writer, a teacher, an artist, an advocate, and a coach.
I love coaching my clients to recognize their potential and achieve their goals.
I love creating systems, processes and structures that solve problems, broaden perspectives and make a positive difference in the lives of others. I sing in the shower. I like arts and crafts and babies and conversations and hugs. I lose track of time when I am writing.  I like to teach by telling stories. I study holistic healing because I want to feel better, then sometimes eat too much sugary chocolate anyway. (Working on that). I love the exploration of expressing newly discovered Sacred Gifts in terms of intercessory prayer, intuitive meditation, and energy medicine.
I work best when I am feeling happy about what I am doing.
I work longer and harder when I feel joyful and generous.
I am most effective when I feel inspired.
In other words, I prefer my work to be play.
Therefore, I hereby change my definition of work.

Changing My Perception About Work

Work helps me learn through practice, provides the opportunity to grow, and gives me a structure in which to contribute personally to the world around me. I feel good about myself when I do good work.
Work helps me discover who I am and explore what I am capable of becoming.
As I discover and explore my own Sacred Gifts, I choose work that feels like… play.
Work supports the development of my values and personal progress
There are many types of work, and many ways of valuing work.

Pondering the nature of work, I realize that in reality, work is a blessing.
Work provides the opportunity to feel the joy of accomplishment, to be “anxiously engaged in a good cause”, and work supports me in experiencing joy in the sacred art of creation.

I hereby Clear the Clutter of those old, unhelpful perceptions and inner conflicts about the nature of work.  I accept as my divine truth the perception that work is a blessing that empowers me to experience joy in the sacred art of creation.

Accepting and Valuing Today’s Creative Work

Early this morning, my prayer and meditation inspired me to create a fun way I can stay connected and encouraging to my grown children and grandchildren, even though I do not physically live in the same home with them anymore. I got up early and wrote out an inspired process… then once it was on-paper, I relaxed by playing a digital game. However, because it was early morning, I felt twinges of guilt for playing the game before accomplishing the rest of my day’s tasks.  When my husband (a type 3 action taker who also grew up with those same perceptions about work) got up and saw me playing the game on my iPad… a wave of the old guilt hung in the air…  until I showed him the project I had created that morning on paper. He knows this is my “work”… so then it became okay for me to “play”.  So that clutter is cleared.

I am loving this new perspective and appreciation of work as a structure that empowers the sacred art of creation.

Thank you, it is done, it is done, it is done.

SoulTalk – Inside Out

SoulTalk – Inside Out

“Inside Out” – by Jo Lyn Cornelsen

“Who Am I? 
I am ego + spirit + mind + body + thoughts + feelings + more…
So much more… this Soul of Me….

All facets of being me in this physical world are good
and are needed to live purposefully in this world of contrast.

Endeavoring anew to ‘let go and let God’.
Relaxing into awareness and allowing life to teach me…
Measuring success by levels of learning and loving.

This morning I asked God to help me shed my worldly concerns
and live more intuitively in ease and joy.
Immediately I was gifted a mental image of myself
with my fingertips atop my head,
pulling open what appeared to be a whole-body case or shell,
stepping out and away from the stiffness of its form…

The inside is out, and I am free. 
Time to open these new wings.” 
– Jo Lyn Cornelsen

I share this sacred “Inside Out” poem as an example of one of the astounding personal insights I received during one of my Morning SoulTalk Sessions. The SoulTalk process emerged as my own holistic healing method while I was actively enrolled and practicing Carol Tuttle’s “Soulprint Healing for Affluence” course offered by MindValley in 2015.  I now teach my SoulTalk process to my holistic healing coaching students.

SoulTalk is a structured process designed to be used in personal meditation, as a tool for the truth seeker to increase their own insight and awareness into their inner patterns and perceptions. Full completion of each SoulTalk meditative session can increase mind/body/spirit relaxation and self acceptance, empowering the individual in to show up in the world in a more soul satisfying way.

Want to learn SoulTalk for yourself?  Check out my Programs page to learn how Transitional Coaching can more easily and effectively help you get from where you are to where you want to be….

Get Up and Go Forward

Get Up and Go Forward

I received four different “get up and go forward” messages via social media on the same day.

  1. “You survived what you thought would kill you, now straighten your crown and move forward like the queen you are.”
  2. “Financial success, or any other kind of success, does not require hard work. It does require alignment of thought. … When you learn to direct your own thoughts, you will discover the true leverage of Energy alignment.”
  3. “…will the next 4 years pass by regardless of the choices you make today? Yes… then go do something that will take care of you without having to depend on someone else.”
  4. “Can’t decide on which path to take? Take path A!! Either it will work, or you will find out it doesn’t. In which case, you can then take path B.”

‘Nuff said.

Letting Go Gracefully

Letting Go Gracefully

Oh the STUFF that is going out of here today!
Lightening our load in preparation for our upcoming move.
Grateful for these transitional weeks…
Grateful for the time to make decisions and get things done without being in crisis mode.

Our outer world reflects our inner world.
I learned that as I let go of all that no longer serves in my physical world,
my inner world becomes more clear and calm and peaceful.

Letting go gracefully…

Divine Perspective

I thought I had released all the old stuck energy that needs to be released…
but in this morning’s SoulTalk I discovered yet another nuance of fear of going forward…
My body cells are so used to dealing with the status quo of scarcity, pain and struggle as a common reference point… that the old way (stress mode) is comfortable because it is familiar.

Time for a new status quo…
I’m past the point of wearing my traumas on my sleeve…
I have powerful tools of conscious awareness with which to release any lingering hurts.

Now, rather than focusing on releasing old junk…
I am now downloading the divine perspective and learning
what it feels like to live joyfully in affluence and ease.
This is a new season of positive creation.

Clear to the core, I stand taller, breathe more deeply, relax in peace.
I am always, I am a work in progress, but I have reached the feeling of being authentically whole.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.
It is done, it is done, it is done.

Our Deepest Fear – Marianne Williamson

In my coaching, I love working with people who are fully committed to doing whatever it takes to heal and thrive.  Sometimes, that process can be quite uncomfortable… so we humans look for ways to avoid the issues and stay in what’s familiar – even if our current status quo is keeping us stuck. In that sense, we prefer our disabled state – and our disabilities actually serve us, because choosing to let them go means we will have to show up differently in life.

Being coached can be challenging.
But It can bring clarity and focus and reveal our purpose.
It can be kind. It can be supportive. It can be encouraging.
It can help us turn around the un-turnaroundable.
It can even help us be wildly successful beyond our wildest dreams.
It can be what we choose it to be.

Someone who knows my coaching work recently reached out in desperation,
Begging me to help them get clear to the core…
Then they pulled back, too afraid to even begin.

Dear Friend and Almost Client,
You knew that in reaching out, you would ultimately get me involved.
But then, upon finding that something significant is required on your part, you pulled back.
Is this a pattern? If yes, it’s time for you to explore it.
Because in the conflict are your answers.
You said you were ready to discover and heal what’s at your core.
But this morning you have switched voices.
You don’t sound so desperate…
You have decided to go traveling…
You are going away to rest so you are not available to do sessions….
And besides, it’s too expensive and you can’t afford it.
You got my attention. I’m listening to those inner voices of yours.
The question is, are you?
Here’s the rub…
If you are truly committed to healing, wouldn’t this time of rest be a perfect time to begin?
Now is always the perfect time.
Now is the only time there is.
Let now be the best time.

“Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
– Marianne Williamson

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