Running Your Business Can Be a Sacred Path

Post by Jackie Stewart for the Kindness in Business series.

Running Your Business Can Be a Sacred Path

At its best, running your own business is a sacred combination of joy, love, creativity, service and freedom.

It’s how you express your creativity, talent, passion and individuality. It’s probably what you love most and do best.

When your business is in alignment with your heart and soul, it’s how you radiate your unique light in the outer world.

It feels wonderful when your business is flowing and your heart is bubbling with joy and love. You’re in the right place at the right time and synchronicity opens doors to new opportunities. Customers and clients are happy, you’re inspired, you’re earning enough money and life feels simple.

In moments like these your heart soars, your spirit sings and your soul shines in joyful celebration. This is what life is all about and this is why you set up in business in the first place!

It doesn’t feel so wonderful when your business is out of synch, frustrating, exhausting, heavy or failing. When you’re working too hard and the energy you’re putting in is not bringing you the results you’d like. When you feel scared or stuck or uncertain.

Yet these moments are every bit as important and sacred as the good times because they contain beautiful soul wisdom, if you choose to notice.

Our souls are always seeking to bring balance to our personalities by showing us where we are aligned with love and where we are not.

Making space to lovingly notice the unhealthy beliefs that get triggered in your business is the kindest thing you can do for your business and your soul. Business can be a sacred path of kindness and self-awareness.

I’ve chosen three of most common issues experienced by solopreneurs, because each of these apparent problems carries soul gifts that anybody in business can take to heart.

CONFIDENCE

Are you scared that you’ll fail? Find yourself comparing your business to other people in your field and doubting that you have something special to offer? Feeling uncomfortable about mentioning your new product to your mailing list in case it seems too salesy? Worried about developing the new service you’re really excited about in case you can’t find the right people to buy it?

Your soul is seeking the energy of confidence.

Confidence is essential for your business because it has a high vibration that’s both joyful and infectious. Confidence comes from an inner certainty that your product or service is the best you can offer. In business and in personal relationships we want to be around people who feel sure of themselves because that makes us feel good. When you feel confident about what you’re offering, your clients/customers sense it and that makes them feel more confident too. They are more likely to buy your service or product if they’re confident that it will bring them the results they’re looking for.

However it’s natural to experience moments of low confidence sometimes. This is usually a sign that you’re expanding beyond the edges of your comfort zone. Your soul is inviting you to step up and grow beyond what you currently think is possible for yourself. Lack of confidence is an invitation to radiate your light even brighter.

If your confidence is wavering just now, place your hand on your heart and allow your feelings to be held. There is enough space in your heart to make room for that. Give yourself the kindness of noticing if anything in particular triggers your lack of confidence. Is there a theme or a pattern to what makes you wobble? Do particular people or situations make you doubt yourself? What would you do if you fully believed in yourself?

The kindest thing you can do is to lovingly notice how you feel, accepting what you find.

The Bach flower remedy larch will help you to release lack of confidence and give you the confidence to shine from the inside out.


photo by Jason Smalley
LIGHTNESS

Are you hard-working and determined? Running your business thinking that you have to do it all on your own? Find it difficult to ask for support when you need it? Working all the time even when you feel exhausted?

Your soul is seeking the energy of lightness.

You don’t have to do it all on your own. The world won’t end if you’re not carrying its weight on your shoulders.

Life is meant to be joyful. Your soul will not support you in following a path of all work and no play because it goes against the flow of nature. You need to give yourself time off and be open to receive support.

Support for you might be business coaching or a VA or a mastermind call with your best friend. Time off might be deciding to switch your computer off at the weekend or going to yoga in the middle of your week.

The important thing is the realisation that life doesn’t have to be hard, so you can allow more ease.

When you can release the belief that you have to work hard all the time, there is a sense of surrender. You stop pushing yourself so hard and allow a new sense of lightness to come in.

If your life has too much duty and not enough fun, place your hand on your heart and allow your feelings to be held. There is enough space in your heart to make room for that. Did you inherit this hard-working pattern from one of your parents? What would happen if you stopped working so hard? What would it say about you if you let more support into your life? When’s the last time you did something just for fun?

The kindest thing you can do is to lovingly notice how you feel, accepting what you find.

The Bach flower remedy oak enables you to let go of duty and struggle so that you can experience more joy and ease.


photo by Jason Smalley
FAITH

You’ve got a gorgeous new website and done your big launch but business is slow and you’re doubting if your business can support you. Maybe you had to cancel the workshop because there weren’t enough bookings or people aren’t buying your new card range or your coaching package isn’t selling. Business isn’t going how you thought it would and you’re feeling disappointed and pessimistic. You wonder if you should just get a job instead.

Sound familiar? Your soul is seeking the energy of faith.

Faith is knowing that everything always works out exactly as it needs to for your highest divine good, even if it didn’t turn out how you’d planned. From our limited human perspective we never see the full potential for soul growth in our experiences so we get stuck in fixed ideas about how we want things to turn out.

It’s easy to have faith when everything is going well, but it can shake your faith when things seem to be going wrong. On a soul level, things are never going wrong. Everything that is happening is exactly what needs to happen at this moment in time.

Running your own business will challenge you to develop faith in yourself, your business and in the unfolding of your soul. True faith is realising that even though you cannot see the future, whatever happens is the perfect experience for you.

When you have faith that you will be held and supported now and forever it sets you and your business free.

If you’re feeling doubtful or pessimistic just now, place your hand on your heart and allow those feelings to be held. There is enough space in your heart to make room for that. Is there anything in your business you’re feeling disappointed about? Has there been a setback or something that’s apparently gone wrong? Can you think of a time when you felt absolute positive faith?

The kindest thing you can do is to lovingly notice how you feel, accepting what you find.

The Bach flower remedy gentian restores the unshakeable belief that all is well, regardless of how circumstances might appear.


photo by Jason Smalley
When you set up your own business you’re walking the sacred path that leads you home to your soul. Let kindness be your guide.

 

Jackie Stewart offers Soul medicine for conscious living at flowerspirit.co.uk. Her brand of Soul medicine = Soul messages to bring you clarity + flower + crystal essences for transformation + emotional support to heal your heart + guided meditations to soothe your Soul + big big love.

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