I've been in the transition from artist to teacher for a few years now, and as one of my amazing mentors Michelle Vos says, it's a marathon, not a sprint. Well said right?! For years now (this is not an exaggeration) I've wanted to make the decision. Decide what to do with Luscious Metals, decide how to move forward in a coaching capacity. But this transition has been a process and a practice in patience. Grrrr. Up until this point, I simply didn't have the clarity I needed to make the decisions. Life is like that you know? We want something now. We want the change now. We want the fruit now. But it doesn't work like that. I liken it to a growing season; if we want to harvest, we have to do the work. We need to plant the seeds and water the garden and that takes time, but what we learn about the land along the way is invaluable to the process. The answers simply don't present themselves without doing the work.
Last night there was the second eclipse of a 2 part series. The first eclipse on March 20 coincided with the spring equinox and was a solar eclipse on a new moon. The eclipse was all about release. What am I leaving behind? In a nutshell, needing to know. I've driven myself almost crazy trying to know. I wanted to know what to expect, where I stood, what to do. In The Secret to Achieving Your Goals class that I teach, there's an entire section in the curriculum dedicated to the idea that "success is just a decision away." I believe that to be true but in this case it took me 2 years to be able to apply that concept to my career. In my case, the decision I had to make was to be okay with not knowing.
It was really easy. And just making that single decision felt like an entire growing season filled with drought and fire. But once I got there, some answers started to appear. And that brings me to now, still soaking in the charge of the full moon eclipse that occurred last night. This eclipse was all about making the shift, changing. So I'm setting intentions and making plans that feel really good. I'm bringing in fresh energy to create what I want and transitioning. There are still so many unknowns but I'm okay with that. I'm trusting the process. Taking it one tiny step at a time feels good and the tiny step for this week is to put a ton of the jewelry I have in the studio on sale. Check out that sale here. There are old and new pieces, one of a kind and some production -- everything is beautiful!
So my question for you is what are you releasing? What do you intend to bring more of into your life in these next few months?