I was sitting with my friend Charmaine today as we were planning an upcoming class we are going to do together, and out of the blue she said, “I just have to ask you, have you outgrown your space?”
At first I thought she meant have I outgrown my physical space where I do my writing and healing work, and then slowly the words took on a different meaning.
I have been doing a lot of soul searching lately, wondering what direction my life is going next and what I want it to look like. A lot of my journaling has been around who I am now and who I want to be in the near future. In light of those discussions I am having with myself, I see how I have outgrown the space in my mind of who I am right now at this time. I have been keeping myself, my talents and the best of me in a box, and I have outgrown the container that I built to keep me there. I have outgrown the limiting beliefs that there is only a certain way to make a living, that writers always starve and I am not talented enough to fit any job description I would find in the want ads. I am expanding my view of who I am in the world. Let me give you a glimpse.
“Jan Haas is a well-known published author and speaker who devotes time to writing every day, teaches journaling and guided meditation classes and retreats, and loves to speak to women about creating balance in their lives. Her topics include but are not limited to Overcoming the Biggest Obstacle in Your life-You!, Harnessing the Power of the Present Moment. and Fun is Necessary for Success.
Wow! All of those titles just popped into my head. Now comes the next step: Believing that it is true! My mind doesn’t know the difference between what is real and what I make up in my head, so instead of making up stories like, “I don’t have a prosperous life,” I would much rather make up the idea that I am a successful writer and speaker. Eric Butterworth, in his book Spiritual Economics, says that “Prosperity comes from the latin root which literally translates: “According to hope’ or ‘to go forward hopefully.’ ”
Now I move forward hopefully into the future, with this new vision of myself clearly within focus.