Life in Expanded Consciousness
Today, I’m deeply acknowledging and letting go a habit of mine: adding complexity to a simple solution staring me in the face.
One of my skills that took me years to appreciate is simplifying complex ideas and systems in language that specific audiences can understand easily. This skill helped articulate to funders why a small nonprofit needed $4million plus dollars to improve U.S. education for predominantly minority students in the least performing districts across the country - and securing a good chunk of it. And in less than 5 minutes, advise a real estate CEO on how to crack a foreign market as a thought leader, and a few months later, seeing him on the speaker circuit of major events leading up to the opening of his business in that market.
What became crystal clear to me today was that the opposite can happen in my psyche, making simple things complex. Today, I wasted 4 hours ruminating over structures of an organization for the NFT adventure I’m on. Lessons. I swear. They come in different forms. And this one arrived in the form of my computer going on strike. It refused to boot up, turn on, light the screen….all morning.
Rather than frustrate myself, I took a brisk walk to Dunkin D’s and sat in the cafe, sipping my large coffee, catching up with a friend on the other side of the continent. Upon returning to my desk, I looked at my computer, and remembered that there’s a switch that is connected to my electric outlet that, when turned off, the entire outlet goes out. Although the switch was on, I reset it, and voila! Computer immediately turns on.
This seems like a no brainer, non-sequitur, but when you know that spirits and guides and tricksters exist in the ether, you take note whenever things go awry.
And when you’re in that “being and be-all” space, you know that it’s part of your consciousness that’s creating reality for you.
Joys of expanded consciousness.
The takeaway: Catch myself when my brain creates complexity, complicating a simple idea. Just register the organization - bring it into ‘form’ - and the rest will follow.