The Whole Truth

Jun 10

2011

Giving It All Up For Something Far Greater

by Alexis Neely - Posted in Freedom, Pursuit of Truth |

You’ve watched my transformation here over the last couple of years.

First, my move from Los Angeles to the Boulder, Colorado area, then the breakup with Dave, marriage to Russell, and then split with Russell.

Through it all, I’ve continued to grow my businesses, serve with my Great Work, raise my children, and learn, grow and evolve myself. On yesterday’s Eyes Wide Open Coaching Circle call one of the questions asked was “Alexis, how do you keep going through the darkest moments?”

It was a great question because we all have dark moments and what I have seen is that those dark moments stop many of us from continuing.  But, here’s what I want you to know …  these dark moments, days, weeks, months or even years are our training for what’s coming.  These dark moments are a gift and it’s up to you to see beyond the surface into what’s really happening.

You are being prepared for something great. You are in training.  We are warriors.

Now is the time for you to tap into why you are here that is greater than the challenges, greater than the darkness, greater than whatever you feel like is in your way.

Give it all up.  Let go of whatever it is that is holding you back from stepping into the truth of who you are and why you are really here.

I am.

I’ve been struggling with a decision about my future.  I live in a big house, by a lake, two houses down from one of my best friend’s and around the corner from my kids’ school.  It’s been a dream come true in many ways … 16 kids in the neighborhood, a gorgeous 5300 square foot home, the American Dream.

The house is for sale and I’ve been considering buying it.

But instead, I decided to move out.

I’m moving out of my big house by the lake and moving to the farm so that I can truly be present for the community we are creating there.

I’m scared to death.  I’m not a farm girl.  I’m a Jewish American Princess from Miami, Florida.  My idea of roughing it used to be the Holiday Inn.  At the farm, I’ll be moving into the barn.  Yes, the barn.  Or perhaps a Yurt.

I’m letting go of most of what fills my massive home on the lake and squeezing it into 2 rooms and a teeny closet, that my kids and I will share!

Why would I do such a thing?

Because my lifestyle as it exists right now is not sustainable or congruent with what I truly want beyond my ego’s desire and quest for more, more, more, more, more.

I want freedom.  I want community. I want sustainability.  I want to never, ever, ever again do anything I do not want to do because I think I “should” or “have to” for the money.

Holding on to the house puts an unnecessary burden on what I really want.  It keeps me isolated and away from my community.  It keeps me absorbed in my computer and feeling pressured to keep earning more money.  It keeps me trapped in the matrix of the American Dream.

And while I am so fortunate to have learned how to generate big money by sharing my Great Work with the world and my mind says “Alexis, you are crazy, you can have the house and the farm too. You do not need to give it up; just do another campaign, launch another product or host another event; you know how to make plenty of money,” I know that is merely a perpetuation of the trap.

More, more, more, more — well, the reality is … as we go into this new paradigm less is more.  I have not lived that quite yet, but I can feel it in my heart, soul, and deep in my belly.  I know it’s true.

So, I’m giving it all up for something greater.  Community, sustainability, freedom.

As soon as I made the decision to let go, the Universe conspired to say yes and literally the next day I received an email from my landlord asking me if I could move out by August 15 because he had sold the house.  I thought I had until January when my lease is up, but it turns out that the Universe has other plans for me.

When we come into alignment with what we really want and what wants to happen and drop all resistance, rapid manifestation results.  Time speeds up.  Make a clear decision, snap your fingers and watch it happen.

I wonder what your life is asking you to give up that you might be holding on to with all your might?  And what would be freed up if you gave it all up for something greater …

Share with me, will ya?  Comment below and let’s discuss.