I am evolving.
For those who know me and follow me, visually, you see the evolution with my new header image and a business name. But, it's more than that. I am PERSONALLY evolving on so many levels and this is a reflection of that evolution. The process getting here, I'm not going to lie, has been exhausting and excruciating at times. But, it has also been fascinating and perfect in its own way. Perfect because I needed this to happen in exactly the way that it did.
I knew the evolution was coming. It was only a matter of time.
Just under a year ago, I learned what my Genius work was. In large part, I dedicate this awakening to a book called The Big Leap, by Gay Hendricks. That part of me had finally woken up. I not only tapped into that zone, I started living from that place as much as I could. Gradually, over the past year, that awakening has turned to actually living IN my Genius on a regular basis.
Living IN your Genius is a whole new ball game. It's a deep grounding and a sense of deeply planting your roots. I want to say I am excited, but instead what I feel is a relief. I am taking a huge breath of relief. I feel a release. A letting go of a person and beliefs that just weren't serving me anymore. This is what living IN your Genius is all about. It's about reclaiming your power, knowing you are enough, and living out your TRUE self.
I am so grateful for having had the beliefs I had and for that other person that I was too...she got me here. She helped me inquire and question and without her I wouldn't be the graceful warrior that I am stepping into today.
Is it scary? Yes. Am I nervous? Yes. Am I totally excited and loving my crazy, awesome life? YES!
When you are ready, I ask you to take that step. And when you are ready I want you to come back to this email. Label it and save it for future reference. But for those of you who KNOW in their heart of hearts and their being of beings that they are ready now....read this and then make time to do what I share below. It's completely worth it.
After I read The Big Leap, I started a practice to uncover my Genius work. I've now shared this "practice" with coaching clients, friends and even family and seen them achieve impressive results. I've no doubt that if you spent time in this practice yourself on a regular basis, you too will experience the evolution from uncovering your genius, to being IN YOUR GENIUS, regularly.
The practice is to create the quiet space and condition to allow the collaboration between mind, body and spirit to take place. What quiet space looks like specifically for me is meditation for 10 to 20 minutes then journaling for 10 to 20 minutes. I do this almost every single day (I have my bad days like the rest of you!), but I want to make clear, it doesn't have to be done every day to have an affect on you. Even once or twice a week can make a tremendous difference in you starting to be and live your truest self.
With the collaboration between mind, body and spirit you are allowing yourself access to the WHOLE intelligence of your entire being and the outcome is both beautiful and significant. Not just mind intelligence, or gut and body related intuition, but an intermingling of all of these give you access to your full intelligence. It is from this place that you will get the greatest insights and information about the world, but mostly importantly, information about the TRUE you.
Here, I want to share 3 of my most favorite and relied upon resources for attaining that mind, body and spirit collaboration on a daily basis.
1. Insight Timer - by far the best meditation timer and guided meditation combination app on the market. I highly recommend you download it to your phone as soon as a possible and play! You can also access this as an app for the Chrome browser so you can take advantage of it while at your computer. Download Insight Timer here: https://insighttimer.com/
2. Bhuddify - I learned about this app just this year and I already LOVE it. It has a variety of timed guided meditation options with meditations for any situation. This is also an app that you can download on to your phone and take it with you and use it anytime. Download Bhuddify here: http://buddhify.com/
3. Chopra Center 21 Day Meditation Challenge programs - I am such a huge fan of these meditation challenges and the final product that you can purchase and use again and again. I have bought several of the meditation packages from these challenges. If you really want to go deep with meditation and gain benefits faster, then these meditation packages are the way to go. Deepak guides you through amazing meditations that have sanskrit mantras, that you repeat silently that support some aspect of you and you attaining your desired results. I highly recommend spending the $50 and get the latest download called Manifesting True Success,here:
So why am I asking you do this?
I know a lot of you have businesses and careers you want to take to the next level. But, if you are not living in your genius most of the time, there are many areas of your business like marketing, pricing, coming up with the right services or products, and taking action, that will feel like a struggle. Accessing this wisdom within you is the key to having these other pieces flow. I know because I've gone through it before and having gone through it again and having come out on the other side, I feel compelled to my very being to share this insight with you. I hope it is helpful and guides you to a place of huge IMPACT + INCOME!
Please share your comments, ideas, and thoughts with me. What parts of this post spoke to you, what parts felt foreign or unattainable? Share your thoughts so I am always delivering what you need.
Here's to your brilliance.
Rubina Cohen is a mom, wife, serial entrepreneur, a self-proclaimed meditation junkie and a "warrior". She is on a mission to help women generate big impact and a generous income by discovering and speaking from their GENIUS. She blogs about the #crazyawesomelife and how other women can live one too. To learn more about Rubina, click here.