“With the right alignment, everything you want makes its way into your experience. You are the keeper of your own gate.” ~ Esther Hicks

 

Have you been socialized to think you had to hustle to get ahead in life and business? Like so many empowered women, I spent years working and grinding to be successful and achieve my goals…to the point of physical and mental exhaustion. Then I learned to embrace the concept that rest, recovery, and reflection are essential parts of the process to living a successful and happy life. My work as a Healing Facilitator and Coach has taught me that our energy is too precious of a resource to waste on pursuits that do not serve us. Let’s talk about energy and what it means to Align vs Hustle.

 

Hustled energy is forced, rushed, competitive with others, and can lead to burnout without fulfillment. Aligned energy is centered on connecting with your truest intentions in a way that comes from your deepest inner knowing. I now choose to make decisions more intuitively because it leads to a life of more ease and less resistance. When opportunities come my way, I ask myself if putting my energy there is 100% in alignment with my heart-centered intentions. And if the answer is NO, then I choose to pass.

 

Don’t get me wrong, like most of us, I have misread situations at times and fallen into the trap of committing to something (or someone) that was in the highest good. But the more I practice this mindful approach, the better I have gotten at recognizing my inner compass and stepping away if it does not “feel right”. It’s no secret that when you are working 24-hours a day on a project that is not serving you, that you will end up drained and resentful of the experience. When you are in alignment, however, that amazing synchronicity occurs, and you can see things the true nature of things. You have endless energy because you’re focusing on something you believe in. That’s when the magic unfolds, and you are propelled forward to make it happen.

 

It can take some time to learn to recognize what is in alignment what is not. Have you ever gotten a vibe from another person and/or a potential client that sent warning signals through your physical body? That’s when you need to listen to your body’s intelligence and respectfully back away and prevent yourself from diving in. I know we all need to support ourselves financially, but remember that money is energy too, and signing onto a situation or opportunity that is going to cost you mental and emotional suffering is not work the price you’ll pay in the end. Make the commitment to yourself to surround yourself with people and/or work with clients who meet the standards you have set for yourself. It can be uncomfortable to set these kinds of boundaries, and you may lose people along the way, but you will be glad you stayed true to yourself. By turning away what is not in alignment, you will be creating space for the opportunities that will support your whole self, body, mind and soul.

 

High Vibes + Grateful Heart !

XO, Jenn