There’s a fine line between Pleasure and Procrastination.
I want you to be able to see this for yourself so you can see when you are stuck in a holding pattern avoiding your life.
We all love pleasure.
It definitely comes out in many different ways for all of us.
Another way to define pleasure, besides the “fun” stuff is self-care.
What gives you pleasure?
Pleasure is this amazing thing that turns you on, lights up your soul, makes you feel good.
OH, and for me that is not anything to do with make-up, hair, clothes…
I seriously try to outsource that stuff best I can!
I also gave up decorating – like – for anything.
It’s funny how stuff that used to fill me FULL of pleasure 10 or 20 years ago has TOTALLY shifted.
AND THAT’S OKAY.
If cooking, baking, doing your hair, entertaining used to fill you up and doesn’t – let it go.
Don’t do it.
So my first point, if you haven’t figured it out yet for yourself, is DON’T DO THE THINGS YOU DON’T WANT TO DO.
Because when you don’t do the things you don’t want to do, that leaves space in your life for you to do the things that really fill you up.
Plus, that leaves space for someone who WANTS to do the things you don’t want to do!
Yes, you know this – BUT…..
Are you living it?
I know I am.
I came home yesterday, and surprise to me, my Christmas tree and stockings were hung. BOOM! (Thank you Beth!)
I also am against hair and make-up and finally trying out some options to make sure that I don’t have to do them!
I’ve also put together like 5 work outfits that I rotate through so I don’t have to waste time thinking about what to wear – although I do like to look nice, I don’t like to waste all my decision making power before I leave the house in the morning.
I also rarely cook, don’t bake, rarely do laundry or clean.
None of the above is what I’m called to do. It’s someone else’s calling – from the hair & make-up to the decorating to the cooking & baking.
(PS. THIS IS ACTUALLY A BIBLICAL PRINCIPLE… more on that another TIME!)
I try to make most of my decisions ahead of time.
Hey, this is what all super successful people do – they don’t waste time in indecision!
Okay, so have you ever felt like you have “overindulged” in pleasure? Self-care?
Seeking pleasure for the sake of seeking pleasure will NEVER last and usually ends up being completely self-destructive.
RECEIVING PLEASURE from the work you do, the art you do, the creative inspired GOD work you do (tuning in, tapping into GOD) WILL give you a never ending stream of pleasure, why? BECAUSE YOU ARE CONNECTED TO YOUR SOURCE POWER, the all-powerful, all-knowing and the all-loving!
I’m going to go out on a limb and tell you a little secret-not-so-secret!
The only time you will feel you overindulgent in anything is when you are NOT
- living your life’s purpose
- putting your art/work you were meant to do out in the world
- messaging the message you were put here on earth to say
- following your gut/instincts
- slacking off with your soul (you know!)
It’s like this gnawing feeling.
Like you have more to give.
Like you know you should be doing the thing you were put here to do!
So, what’s stopping you?
Why are you not doing it?
What do you do instead of doing the work/messaging/art/business that you were here to do?
You buffer like the rainbow-pin-wheel-of-death on a Mac.
You choose CONSUMING pleasure over pain X 1000. (Pain being namely the fact that you aren’t in your CREATIVE pleasure!)
You go get your nails done when you know you should be writing your book.
You search for recipes, hours of Pinterest, you wash your car, clean your house – heck you’d even choose to do laundry over actually bringing your art into the world.
You may even RETURN emails over doing your soul’s work. OMG – THE HORROR!!!
I’m not saying any of that is bad – obviously all necessary – but it’s not going to heal you the way doing what you came her to do will.
But I sure don’t have to tell you this.
You know this.
It’s a feeling, a calling from deep within that just won’t shut up.
And yet, you cast it aside.
You hit snooze.
Sooner or later, you get sick.
Physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually sick.
Because you haven’t done what you are supposed to do.
Because you were called to something that you have now denied.
You have betrayed yourself.
And make no mistake my friends – – –
THIS IS THE ULTIMATE FORM OF BETRAYAL.
You can never betray anyone on the planet as badly as you betray your SELF, your soul’s calling.
There is nothing worse.
It will haunt you and manifest in all the rotten ways.
I have felt this, experienced it – to the point of full on depression.
You know what helped me?
Spitting my message out – even in it’s raw unpolished form.
Doing the work I was meant to do.
Spending more time in creating than consuming. <—- I write about this in my book, STRUT!
Seriously, my loves, if you are looking for that FEEL good CURE to ALL THE THINGS –
ALL THE THINGS –
all the things in your life that are SUCKING and not working for you right now….
you’ve got to be CREATING.
It’s going to be tuning in, digging deep and coming back out with something you put into the world.
It could be to host & plan an event, make a craft, baking, soup, a video, write, draw, film, volunteer, create a portfolio, connect…. it could be anything you are called to do at this time.
You know what that is.
Listen for it.
The fog will lift.
You will change your point of attraction.
Things will slowly look up.
Here’s a secret I’ve learned and I’ll share it with you.
There is no such thing as TOO MUCH PLEASURE or TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE if you stand in your creative power.
If you are constantly tapping into your creative soul you will be be able to live in this spectacular place of joy.
You learn how to TURN YOURSELF ON.
(Yes, turning yourself on in ALL ways possible… 😉 )
Like that light that shines so bright… it’s like the feeling of being in LOVE, but almost better!
Don’t believe me?
You get to create your life right?
So why not make it GOOD?
Why not make it so FREAKIN’ FANTASTIC you can hardly stand it?
Why not create your life so it TOTALLY turns you on in EVERY WHICH WAY POSSIBLE?!?!
Why not find the space that totally fills you up with pleasure, the thing you can’t wait to do, the thing you can’t wait to share with others and tell all the people about.
And I promise that is when you…..
Live Your Legacy.
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