Thursday

HeartWork - Are You Ready To Commit?


This is the time for inspired businesses; for spiritual companies; for working from our soul level.

I’ve been blessed enough to follow my heart’s desire as a career for the last 20 years, writing and teaching on the Spiritual Laws of Prosperity, Kabbalah and Soul Wisdom.

However, along the way I’ve fallen flat on my face many times mostly because I didn’t have companions in the Work to help and advise me where I was going off-course. The advice I got was from people in conventional businesses who didn’t ‘get’ my purpose. As the poet Rumi says: "When setting out on a journey do not consult someone who has never left home.”

Sometimes I was too proud to ask for help or was too busy trying to help other people to give myself time to receive. I’ve been too arrogant to go to workshops which could have helped me; I’ve been resentful when things didn’t work out instead of being grateful for the guidance that I was going in the wrong direction.

And I see others doing just the same as I used to do while covering it over with a layer of pretty pink fluff, and saying ‘I’m going with the flow’ or ‘it wasn’t meant to be’ and pretending that all is well when what should be a thriving holistic business is failing. So often the issue is just about being half-an-inch out of line with your true path — but that half-an-inch makes all the difference.

If we simply go with the flow we are subject to the vagaries of the river and can get smashed into rocks. One of my great spiritual teachers, Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi, taught me that it is vital to row one mile an hour faster than the current. That way, you can see the rocks coming and navigate round them. All this means is to stay awake and see the patterns forming in your business so that you can make the appropriate changes that will enable you to thrive.

Among the many things I have learnt is that you need commitment to prosper in your own work. Commitment involves discipline and it’s likely that many of us desired to start our own business or work in complementary therapy because we wanted to get away from the traditional ‘You must do this or that in the way the company dictates’ idea.

It can be hard to discipline ourselves to do daily meditation; to continue to grow so that we can serve our clients better; to understand what our own blocks to abundance may be. But the problem with saying, “I’ll do that one of these days” is that one of these days never comes.

Another big source of resistance is about receiving. We give and do without realising that by constantly taking charge and pushing, we block off the Universe’s ability to give to us.

To transform this, we need companions on the journey who will hold us accountable.  That’s why the Mastermind group idea is so useful. This was made popular by Napoleon Hill in his classic Think and Grow Rich back in the early 1900s. In a Mastermind group, participants support and challenge each other to create and carry out goals, brainstorm ideas, treating each other with honesty, respect and compassion. If we work together to create and thrive in our spiritual business then we draw the Universal Mind in to help us as well.

Your peers give you feedback, help you brainstorm new possibilities, and set up accountability structures that keep you focused and on track.

The only trouble with a Mastermind group is that often people just get into ‘cosy chat’ mode and much of the potential benefit is lost. That’s why, together with the Tree of Life Magazine, I’m setting up the HeartWork Group. Our aim is to light a pure flame underneath our local holistic businesses; to be authentic, to hold each other accountable and to strengthen and develop our purpose and our prosperity.

We’ll be holding regular weekly meetings in Moseley, Birmingham, all aimed at helping you to thrive in the work you love. Each one will include regular and spiritual marketing ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ talks and visualizations as well as a Mastermind session. The first meeting, on Wednesday 1st February is FREE. 


The course will also include:

  • Learning what is unique about your business: to succeed in the plethora of Holistic businesses, it is vital to specialise.
  • Why it doesn't matter if you are not fully healed; it may help clients relate to you.
  • How to state clearly who you are and what you do
  • How to ask for what you want.
  • The levels within you that will inspire or resist your goals

Come and join us and together we can build our passion into successful businesses that will help the world to prosper as well as ourselves. Booking is essential so please email me on mw@treeoflifepublishing.co.uk or call 0121 449 0344 to book your place.



Tips to help your holistic business thrive:


  • ·      Discover your Unique Selling Point. What is it about you that infuses your work? Clarifying that to the Universe will help it to support you.
  • ·      Start each day with an affirmation that you and your work will be inspired and inspirational.
  • ·      Continue to learn. The willingness to refresh your knowledge shines through you.
  • ·      Understand your prosperity issues. There is a free one-hour MP3 on the Spiritual Laws of Prosperity on Maggy’s website.
  • ·      Bless every phone call that comes in before you answer.
  • ·      Appreciate each and every client.
  • ·      Add value: put your clients’ names up on Silent Unity for extra help and support or put them on your own regular healing list.
  • ·      Meditate. Not only is it relaxing, it tells the universe that you are willing to receive.


Details of the HeartWork Course:

HeartWork: Helping you make a success of the work you love.

A five-week course on practical inspiration in holistic business with teaching and discussion. Facilitator: Maggy Whitehouse author of From Credit Crunch to Pure Prosperity.

Includes Mastermind sessions.

Introductory evening: Wednesday 14th September. 7.30pm.  (FREE).

Venue: Moseley, Birmingham.
Course dates: Wednesdays 28th September, 12th and 26th October, 2nd and 16th November.

Cost: £95.

Please book your place in advance. Email: mw@treeoflifepublishing.co.uk or call 0121 449 0344.

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