Lost in the Woods
Not that long ago, I was out for a morning walk, a routine I’ve developed over the last year and the craziest thing happened! I got turned around and lost track of which way I had come from.
I was lost in the woods and I didn’t know how to get back home!
First, I have to say that every time I say the words lost in the woods, I think of the song from Frozen 2!
Any Disney fans out there who are with me on this!?
I couldn’t believe it. I was not far from home and I was walking along a narrow strip of land between the Hudson River and the train tracks. I rationalized and though to myself, ‘How lost could I possibly be?’ But despite knowing this, my irrational brain took over. I started walking up one path and back down then up another and back. Completely turned around, nothing looked familiar, I started to get anxious and panicky.
On top of this, I was now running late. I had 10 minutes before I was supposed to be home and hosting a zoom workshop, thankfully being led by someone else… But they were not going to be able to get on the zoom meeting without me and, in my infinite wisdom, I had left my phone at home, so I had no way of letting anyone know. I also didn’t have Google Maps to help orient me. This was the majority of the angst fueling my freak out.
So as my panic rose, I started running back and forth along the same paths. I felt like a chicken without it’s head, running around like a frantic, crazy person. And then I thought to myself, ‘This is really not working or helping. Let me stop and tune in.’
I had already started a practice of tuning in each morning connecting with God/Goddess, Universe, Spirit, Source, Consciousness, or as I affectionately call them all, GUSS C. This was a chance for me to tune in and trust.
I stopped where the 3 paths I’d been running along all met and channeled my best Inigo Montoya. Facing away from all the paths, with one path to my right, one to my left, one behind me and the sun shining on my face through the trees, I closed my eyes and stood tall. In my mind, I asked for GUSS C., the Earth, the animals, the plants, the spirits, my body, my higher-self… who ever was around, listening and willing and able to help for guidance. I said, possibly out loud, but probably just loudly in my head, “My name is Adelle King, I am lost in the woods and I need to find my way home.”
I envisioned myself walking home, over the bridge that I knew I needed to cross to get over the train tracks, turning left and straight back to the house. Magically, my body leaned back toward one of the paths. I turned around and walked straight up that path, over the bridge with a sigh of releif and gratitude, turned left, ran back home and started up the zoom.
Now, I’ve also learned that how you do one thing is how you do everything. So, this of course brought up some introspection for me. Is this how I’ve been doing everything in my business and my life!?
How do you approach things?
Turns out, getting lost in the woods is one way to get some insight on this topic! I determined, as I ran home, that getting still and quiet, tuning in and surrendering is far more effective and efficient that freaking out and running around like a chicken without a head. So, I committed to deepen my daily journaling practice and tuning in and connecting each morning. I have been allowing myself to be guided. Each week, before I start writing my blog, tune in and ask what people are requiring to hear from me, through me. Then I take inspired, aligned action.
I invite you to reflect…
- How you are doing things in your life and your business?
- What is working?
- What isn’t?
- How can you adjust accordingly?
- How could tuning-in support you in having more of what you desire with ease?
- What can you add to your life to shift how you approach things? Routines? Guidance? Support? Coaching?
Hopefully, you don’t have to get lost in the woods to figure it out!
Author, Adelle King
Adelle King is a business coach working with female entrepreneurs to help them shine their light and turn their brilliance into a thriving, profitable business they love!
She has 10 years of experience working on the backend of online businesses. You name it, she’s probably done it! And 10 years of facilitating deep, transformational healing work, leading workshops in Access Consciousness®, personal growth, spiritual and intuitive development, and deep healing. She now integrates it all into her coaching. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education and has been Certified as a Rapid Results Coach, Instant Miracle Master, Access Bars & Body Process Facilitator, CFMW, and more.
She loves guiding women to develop their vision of their dream life and then inspiring and empowering them to go make it their reality! Her guiding principle is, “Whatever you desire for your business and your life, whatever that looks like for you… you can have that!”
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