Wow! I can't believe it's been almost six weeks since my last blog entry. It's definitely been a whirlwind month with the Launch of Becoming Unconsumed and the growth of the Grace & Impact Brand. I can't wait to share all the news!
First, we have had a successful launch for Becoming Unconsumed! A Team from across the United States and Canada participated in launching the book, sharing it with their own local communities and now the reviews are popping up on Amazon and Goodreads. I have been so blown away by the positive feedback and the lives that BU has touched. If you haven't picked up your copy yet, you can do so here through Amazon.
Before I get into the details of what's coming so so soon with G&I (cue the excitement & confetti!!), I want to talk about the power of detachment.
You're thinking "what's that?!"
There is so much power in the space between wanting something so badly and then letting the outcome of that "something" go.
That space is called detachment.
And when you get here, you feel empowered, confident, and fearless.
The energy of detachment is powerful.
So what actually does that mean?
Think about something you really want.
And I mean really want.
Could be a change in finances, a development in your business, a job promotion, a change in a relationship. This "thing" you really want, begins with inspired action--you know the kind I mean-- when you are in your bed and can't sleep or in the shower or hear something on the radio--and you HAVE to scramble quick to find a paper and pen (or your notes app on your phone) to take a note and get this amazing idea DOWN because you don't know where it came from but it's AMAZING??
So you begin with that inspired action. (Make the post, make the phone call, write the email, etc. The idea is that you have ACTED on the "thing".)
And then you let the outcome GO. You don't worry if you've done or said the right thing, you don't fret about the response, you just let it G O.
For example: I take inspired action to get my content written down and "living" either online or in my course or in a conversation directly with someone. (this blog post is a good example).
Then I DETACH from the outcome. For example: maybe I think it'd be awesome to pay off XXXX bill, create an idea that provides certain income, etc... but I let whatever it is GO. Meaning I take the inspiration, put it into action, bless it, and LET IT GO. I've done my part and now I rest completely unconsumed by the idea. That is so powerful. To not be wound so tightly about an outcome, to have no fear about whether or not it will happen, that is so powerful.
When you are not consumed with the outcome, you open yourself up to the blessings and possibilities you deserve. You can focus on other things that matter -- your family, your self-care, your community, other work items that fuel you.
So let's recap >>> Detachment is the space between holding so tightly to "something" because "it's" SO PRECIOUS, and letting go because your belief has been built to the place that you know detaching from "it" is going to get it to return.
It is essentially, and intentionally, operating out of faith instead of fear.
It is choosing to live unconsumed.
It is deciding that you have done your part.
It is leaving fear out of the equation and trusting God and the universe.
That's what I'm taking about. The invaluable power of detaching from an outcome. It usually means it's going to work out the way you've envisioned. In relationships, business, and money.
Detaching is a powerful process that takes practice and intention. It can contribute to completely changing your mindset. Give it a try and let me know in the comments how it went!