Friday, August 7, 2009

The Universe Rocks!

Been learning a great lesson lately.
When things don't go your way, it's not a necessarily a bad thing.
Hm. Who Knew!?

Usually when things don't go my way or the way I planned I get very upset, defeated, angry at G*d and the world and you can hear me mumble "See!...things never work out for me..." and then I go into a few days or weeks of a poor Linda pity party until I finally get sick enough of myself and get back on the horse. Pretty dramatic huh?

I recently started looking at it all a bit differently......only because I realized I HAD to if I really wanted to get what I really wanted...crying over it suddenly seemed so futile and well, dumb...believe me, I would happily stay a drama queen if I thought that would help, but the drama well has officially run dry and well I supposed its time to grow up and take it like a man, as they say.

As you know, I have been working like crazy to get Blackbird off the ground. And At first everything was flying right along and then I hit a few hurdles, cried, whined, moaned and then jumped them and kept going, but then another hurdle and then recently a doozey! We had to back out of the lease for the space we wanted in Wilton. Ugh. I had worked for months on that deal, but as it came to fruition more and more details of the building were revealed and it became clear this was a bad deal. I was devastated for about an evening and a half. And then I remembered, this lesson that seems to keep being presented to me... each time I hit a barrier the resolution has been so much better than previous situation I can't help but feel blessed that my original plan didn't turn out. And this "obstacle" was no exception, we lost the Wilton space but we found Georgetown! Yay Georgetown! Wow, SO MUCH BETTER. Cheaper, Nicer, Perfecter than I could have even been willing to dream for.

It has become crystal clear to me...the universe has got your back. It purposely places obstacles in your way for two reasons...firstly, so you can learn something and secondly, to lead you in a different direction, the right direction. If you are willing to relax and trust and let it all be OK,
the universe will not let you down. Amen!

Blackbird's new home is 28 Main Street Georgetown, CT!
We are still aiming for our 9.9.09 Grand Opening.
We will keep you posted.

In the Universe we trust.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Love & Guts

6 weeks ago I was stuck in a job I hated and wouldn't quit because I was too scared to upset my boss and too scared to not have an income (with the state of the economy blah blah blah).

By the grace of G*d, I got fired. Thank YOU!

I went into a little panic but then quickly got into action to look for a new job but the thought of sitting at a desk again from 9-5, working for "the man" made me nauseous. I decided to get some help from my friends and luckily for me my 7 best girlfriends are all life coaches ( sorry, gotta plug my girls...

Anyway, they totally inspired me to go after my dream, in fact we made a game out of it, a sort of competition to see who could have the best magic in their life in 6 weeks time. My dream has been for a long time to open my own yoga studio, a place where people can heal themselves, strengthen and quiet their minds. I made the leap and started to go for it 100%.
Mind you...everything in my life said DON'T DO THIS! GET A REAL JOB! are broke, a single mom, newly engaged, no savings, no credit cards, no sign of money anywhere, you have bad credit, you will never get a loan, you have never run a yoga studio, your not certified to teach, your scared and what if you cant feed your kid!....THESE WERE JUST A FEW OF MY REASONS WHY NOT.

Regardless, I decided to believe otherwise. I decided to believe that anything is possible and I can have anything I am willing to believe in, to KNOW it shall be, no matter what.

And so I did and so it is!

I just started, I made a list of "to do's" and did them all, I
wrote a biz plan, I got investors...and as my coach would say, I just followed the yellow brick road...meaning I just did what there was to do and trusted the universe to guide me such that even when things didn't go as I planned I looked at those glitches as the universe re-directing me to a better path.

Needless to say, it has been almost exactly six weeks and my dream is a done deal. Got the money I need, got my lease, got a plan and have so many people around me wanting to help. It has become a force of its own.

The moral of this story is "DONT BELIEVE THE HYPE in your head or in the world...nothing is a hard as your mind or people make it out to be...Live your dream, I dare you!"

Blackbird's Grand Opening will be on 9.9.09!

Love & Guts,