Changes … are good, right?

What a start to 2016 …

First thing: I got really ill with bronchitis and spent nearly a month in bed, coughing. Not entirely in bed, but almost.

Then … I lost my new job. I didn’t get fired or anything like that, but I was very unhappy with the work situation and couldn’t come to a compromise with management. I may be freelancing for them starting in March, though.

But it means that as of this very moment, my husband and I have no income and dwindling reserves, with big bills to pay.

It looks like he’ll have a new job starting in March, which would be awesome — it’s an amazing opportunity for him to do meaningful work for a U.N. project.

As for me, I have alerted my circles that I’m looking for work. But even more than that, I’ve set my GPS to “Mary becomes a successful coach who supports her entire household with this work.” I want it to happen by my birthday this summer, and I’m not going to quit until it does. There’s no turning back.

I had dinner with one of my friends the other night, and she said to me, in no uncertain terms, “You’re thinking too small. Go BIG with what you want to do. Bigger than you think you can.”

She believes I should approach companies like Microsoft and Google! That’s how much she trusts that what I’m doing is valuable — so why shouldn’t I?

Long story short, I’m heeding her advice and going big. In one day, I put up a new website and ordered my business cards. I’m now in the process of writing out of a list of my current contacts who might be interested in what I’m doing.

There’s nothing for me to lose. I have no money, anyway, so I’m not risking anything there!

So much has changed for me

I really want to write a new edition of the book! Or maybe a new book entirely, I’m not sure. I’ll figure it out.

“I Am Just A Woman” accurately depicts my experience of domestic violence and its aftermath. Every word in there is true.

Now, however, I see that I was living with an innocent misunderstanding of where my experience really came from — and also of who I was.

If you are reading this blog post, no matter what has happened to you, you must know this: You are not broken. There is nothing wrong with you. Nothing.

You are healthy, happy and whole. Nothing can touch who you really are, which is a ball of bright light that nothing can ever extinguish.

Please read The Inside-Out Revolution, by Michael Neill. I’ll continue to keep writing about the “Three Principles” described in that book because this new understanding has changed everything about my life.

I feel better than I ever have in my adult life. I have a fab new job starting in a few months. I’m coaching people in the principles and having fun learning more about how to better express them. I finished writing a novel and am exploring what else I might want to write now.

My life is made of infinite freedom. And so is yours. Right now. There is nothing you have to do in order to have it — it’s already yours.

Still moving forward and living from a new inner space

It’s been a while since I posted something, and I’ll make this brief.

The past month has been another transformative one for me. I am still building a following for my new coaching business, and that is going really well. And more importantly, I have been helping people. Really helping people! Have I made money yet? No. But as I wrote in my previous post, I know it will happen because what I’m doing feels like ME — and it feels right, and good, and what I want to be doing with my time.

Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to find someone who I believe can really assist me in creating a business from this pro bono coaching I’ve been doing. Totally grateful for that.

And my understanding of the Three Principles keeps deepening every day, with the help right now of a course I’m taking online with Michael Neill, author of “The Inside-Out Revolution.”

The message that I want to share with the world is simply this: If I can feel this inspired and peaceful and happy in life, it’s possible for anyone and everyone. What happens to us happens to us: we can’t control most of it or maybe any of it. And it’s not even about how we react to what happens to us. It’s simply about noticing that our thinking creates our experience of life, that we live in the feeling of our thinking, and that we don’t need to change our thinking to be happy. What a concept. I could write a book about it, myself. Maybe I will!