A “Divine” Business Plan?

The other day I decided it was time once more to get some guidance for my life and business.

I got out one of my favorite decks of Oracle Cards –  Sonia Choquette’s Soul Lessons & Soul Purpose – and pulled cards intuitively till I felt complete. That was after card #10.

When I looked through them I saw I had been given the equivalent of an inspired business plan – starting with Earth and ending with Heaven. (Above are the first and last of those cards.) So of course I wanted to share this “divine business plan” with you – with my comments.

Here are the cards I chose, in order:

1. .Build on Solid Ground . To me this means to make sure your values and your vision are rock solid, built on a firm foundation. Not pie in the sky, not inflated fantasies. But solid values, integrity, and trust-worthy practical principles. Are you fully grounded? Does your plan make sense? Is it do-able? Do you have what you need to go forward?

2. Choose Friends Wisely. Who are your companions on this journey? Who are your mentors? Starting a business can be lonely, and we need the support of those who understand and share our passions. There is great support available, both from peers and advisors. When you find the right ones, things can really take off. But the wrong friends can also take you off-course.

3. Make Necessary Sacrifices. This is a biggie – and has been hard for me. We all know that to make room for something new we have to eliminate something old – right? Information and shiny objects overwhelm and distract us. We all have cozy habits that no longer serve our purpose. Focusing on what you truly desire makes it easier to say no to what’s in your way – or so they say. (I’m still working on it.)

4. Love Your Spirit. To me, this points to the central inspiration of your business – that which your soul is here to do. Continuing to align with that, loving the purity of the impulse at the heart of your work, and allowing that love to infuse what you create will bring beauty and magic into everything you do. And it will keep replenishing your energy each time you return to your biggest Why.

5. Work With Devotion. There is a lot of work in building a business. We have to be able to dedicate ourselves to our work with love, curiosity, creativity, and willingness.Think of how an artist works with devotion – or how a child plays with total absorption. Love lifts work to a higher level. Devotion plus discipline lead to success.

6. Accept What Is. This is a big challenge for most of us – saying yes to just how things are. But we can’t move forward if we’re fighting with reality, because that hooks us and keeps our energies embroiled. Only by assessing your situation realistically can you know what your next steps must be. Learning to see with open eyes, without rejection or critique, without insisting that things should be different, frees reserves of energy needed to create your life.

7. Take the Lead. This is essential when you start your own business. You are the leader of your own business and your own life. Learn to be pro-active, to initiate, to move boldly. Let your light shine freely, for your soul came here to go beyond fear into the power of co-creation. As you start to risk and take actions beyond your comfort zone, you will be amazed at the miracles you see.

8. Be Patient. Just as you must be pro-active and bold, don’t expect to always see instant results. The biggest reason why businesses fail is that people quit too soon. Every birth must go through a gestation process first. Have faith in the rightness of your direction and keep putting one foot in front of the other.

9. Make a Plan. This may seem obvious, but it’s easy to lurch from one piece of advice to another, hoping to hit on what works. It takes a while to discern what is truly right for you. When you get clear about who you are and what you’re here to do, and for whom, then it’s time to envision what would make your business joyful and satisfying. This will naturally lead you to develop a plan. Though not written in stone, it will make everything you do flow a whole lot better if you have a map to follow.

10. Trust the Divine Plan. This may seem a contradiction to making your own plan, but it’s really a question of alignment. When you intend to align your will with higher intelligence, you will discover the best business guide there is. At the same time, trust that there is a higher plan for you and your purpose, and accept what happens as evidence of that plan – or feedback if you’ve gotten off-course. The more you stay connected to Divine Source and open to the voice of your intuition, the more you will find your business a revelation and a healing to you and to those you serve.

That’s the divine business plan the cards gave me. Does any of this resonate with you? Do you have anything you’d like to add? Do you have a divine business plan of your own? How do you relate to having a business plan? I’d love to hear.

And if you’d like help designing the right business plan for your Sacred Work, contact me here: https://tomarlevine.com/contact/

We Are All in a Chrysalis – Message from Akashic Record Guides

Inspiration and Wisdom from the Guides and Teachers of the Akashic Records

 You ask about the chrysalis process. 

This is a sacred principle of spiritual as well as physical gestation. It is a principle that exists on every level and in every realm of reality, beyond even what you know. For this is the very essence of spiritual unfolding and evolution.

All beings, all souls, even all universes go through stages of rupture and radical transformation. In some cases the stages blend so gently and gradually that the change is barely noticed. And in others the disruption and shift from one level to the next is intensely dramatic.

But the result is ever the same – it is progress. It is growth. It is the rejoicing of the new. New life is always pressing to come forward on all levels of existence. There is no dimension, no mater how infinitesimally tiny or how incalculably large, that does not partake of this principle of emergence and evolution through transformation. 

Transformation means transmuting of the form itself. The form must change to make room for the next growing edge of reality. We are all undergoing this in a major way right now. Not just you as a human being, but all levels of consciousness that are in any way part of your reality. We are all undergoing pressures from within to grow and evolve into the next higher level of frequency.

Do not be afraid of this process. It is the pure joy of the universe giving birth to itself through every one of you. And you are here to witness and participate in a grand birthday party that is already underway.

From within the chrysalis there is already growing a beauty you have never seen. Allow that beauty to be your guide. Know in your inner being that you are that beauty. Believe in your inner beauty and that it can emerge into the world. And that the world has a place for your beauty to free its wings. That time is coming soon. 

11-11-11 is here!

Today is an auspicious date: 11-11-11!

There has been much anticipation of this date and the new era it may herald. The triple “master number”  (11 being an important master number in numerology), along with other influences, signifies to many a turning point, a portal to a new dimension. I have heard this date described as a gateway, an initiation, a quickening on the way to the ascension of 2012.

Are we really receiving an influx of energy, to lift us to a higher frequency? I believe that is definitely happening in an ongoing way, but is there something special about today, 11-11-11? Is this the beginning of a New Age?

I don’t pretend to know the answer, but there’s one significance of special dates such as this that I really appreciate: they are focal points for collective awareness

There is much power in pooling human consciousness towards a common goal, much as rays of light become aligned, from diffusion into a single laser beam. It is a way of manifesting the oneness that we all are feeling more and more, and which 11-11-11 is calling us to remember and honor.

One of the lessons we are all learning is the power and necessity of conscious intention as the first step towards manifesting what we are called to create. How much more powerful is the aligned intention of a group, focused on a high vision.

Many of us on the Earth today I believe were born to help midwife the transformation of consciousness that is humanity’s greatest challenge and promise – and greatest necessity if we are to survive!  Joining together in collective intention is one of the technologies required to bring this about.

The crises we as a species are facing will continue to call more and more of us to come together in unity. That is one of the blessings of this time.

May the focus placed on 11-11-11 also serve as a doorway – one of many – into the re-collection of our spiritual vision and  purpose, helping us to take the next steps forward in our evolution towards becoming who we were always meant to be: spiritual explorers in a never-ending mystery.

The Path Unfolds Only When You Walk On It

If you are a Spiritual Creative, you are probably conscious of being on a path – a spiritual path, a life path, or a path of self-discovery.

But being on a path does not necessarily mean that you have a clear idea of where that path is taking you. Sometimes all you know is that you want to move towards some greater alignment with yourself and your purpose, whatever that may be.

What if your vision is just a feeling, a sense, a glimmer of possibility? Something is calling you – but what is it, exactly?

There can be an enormous yearning in your soul without having to know precisely what that yearning is for.

How can you move towards such an elusive goal? . . .    Continue reading