I am moving out of my office at the end of this month and committing to altering the paradigm of my business. I know I said this a few months ago, but I still held on to a bit of my old business as some kind of a backup plan, or the remnants of all the voices in my life that told me that I couldn’t ever be that successful.
In my dreams, my fear of failure always shows up as a bear. In the last dream I had with the bear, she was blocking me from exiting my parents’ house, which has been a recurring backdrop for dreams my entire life. I haven’t had a dream inside the house in quite a while, and have had several outside of the house, in the neighborhood. I believe that is progress.
Not long after I gave notice at my office, an organization hired me to do a series of workshops. Letting go of one thing made room for another. This time, rather than just cutting ties, I plan to pull the entire stake out of the ground so that I cannot be “re-tethered.”
What is the difference between cutting ties and pulling up the stakes?
|Cutting Ties||Pulling Up Stakes|
|Holding on to your story||Writing a new one|
|Leaving part of your soul there||Claiming all of your heart and soul for yourself|
|Look back and see your limitations, guilt, shame, or nostalgia for something that can no longer exist||Look at everything as a gift that got you to where you are now and is taking you to where you are going.|
|Blame others||Take responsibility for your own point of attraction for all events in your life|
|Conditional freedom, based on external factors||Full internal freedom|
Last week I had a dream where the bear was being playful, even rolling on her back so I could rub her belly. She doesn’t feel like my fear anymore. She is my friend and my protector.