The Truth About Hustling vs Aligning

Hustle vs Aligning

Hustling vs Aligning and How it Really Works

Hello Cosmic Revolutionary,

There’s a lot of talk out there about aligning and not hustling, attracting and not chasing and showing up “messy”…

Now, I want to be honest with you.

I’m almost 60 years old so, my age and my deep conditioning from having been raised in a family where everyone except me has a defined Will/Resource Center may have me completely biased about what I want to share with you.

Over the years I’ve watched people trip themselves up over this idea of aligning and not hustling again and again and again.

I’ve watched this narrative be translated into interesting permutations such as:

“If you’re aligned, then you’ll never have to do anything you don’t like or don’t want to do.”

(Try explaining that to the IRS.)

“It doesn’t matter if you prepare, just show up…however…and just showing up is enough”

(Um, let’s be real. I have BRILLIANT ideas in the shower and often before coffee. I PROMISE you that if I made a reel or posted on social media in my “messy” state, it would NOT go viral.

Also, who really wants to hear something that is half-a**ed and unprepared? What does that say about self-worth and value and the value of the people you’re sharing with? Aren’t they valuable enough for you to show up with excellence and care?)

“All I have to do is imagine and visualize and stay positive and the Universe will handle the details.”

(Yes, but often the Universe arrives with a to-do list that includes things like you have to build a website, write that darn book, or have the difficult conversation you’ve been avoiding…)

You can’t get out of the work.

You simply can’t.

If you don’t do the “work”, you will not grow.

But, this isn’t simply a narrative that stems from lazy people who don’t want to grow. There are a lot of reasons why the “work” feels so hard and like, well, so much HUSTLE!

Here are a couple of things to contemplate if you’re feeling like you’re “hustling”:

1. We live in a culture where we’ve learned that if we want to receive something of value (money, time, freedom, recognition, etc.) then we have to work hard to get it.

The problem isn’t the “working hard” part of this idea, it’s the metric we use to define value. We pursue things of “value” that we hope will then afford us the opportunity to do what we really want to do. We think if we just have more money or time then we can follow our dreams.

I call this “band-aid” manifesting. We work so hard to create the band-aid that we don’t really go for what we want and by the time we have the money or time or freedom, we’re so burned out we can’t do the thing that we want to do and then we judge ourselves.

The real question is why don’t you “manifest” what you REALLY want in the first place? Why are you afraid of your dreams – or why do you think they’re not precious enough to go all in and create them?

Big dreams create DRIVE. The three Channels connecting the Root Center/Diving Timing Center to the Spleen give us the energy and the endurance to keep going towards our dreams, even when they challenge us or we have to work to perfect them.

(I can’t tell you how many people I’ve coached who burned themselves out pursuing inadequate and compromised dreams. A BIG dream lights a massive fire under your soul and the light of this fire lights the way – even in a dark night of the soul…)

2. We don’t allow for rest and renewal.

The Human Design chart clearly shows that in order to create sustainably and to increase our well-being and wellness we have to rest. It’s not an accident that pretty much every major religion has rest built into their teachings.

Rest, associated with the Will Center is deeply tied to our self-worth.

When we devalue ourselves because we’ve been entrained to follow a creative path that denies our dreams and we are compelled to use metrics of value that don’t make our hearts soar, we “fail” to make the money, have the right pant/bra size, years of education and all the other numbers we use to measure value. When we don’t value ourselves, we don’t think we “deserve” the rest and renewal. We create a false sense of value that is derived from the idea that our value is measured by how hard we work.

I have literally NEVER met a lazy person in my entire life. Never.

But I have met a lot of people with low self-worth who have failed to value themselves enough to rest adequately and who burn themselves out pursuing ideals of “success” that leave their souls and spirits feeling very dry and crispy.

You WON’T manifest if you’re exhausted.

The Universe knows better than that and, instead, often sends you a loving “cosmic pause” which we usually misinterpret as failing or being stuck instead of realizing that the Universe knows EXACTLY what you need.

If nothing is happening and you’re exhausted, rest.

3. We don’t have the faith/courage to trust that we’ll be supported in the pursuit of our dreams.

Because we are so conditioned by the idea that the only way to create is through sacrifice, hard work and compromise, we often struggle to find the courage to create what we want. Not only that, if we don’t know “how” we’re going to do something and that something is really, really big or outside of the definition of “reasonable”, we are often discouraged and even mocked by others.

For some reason, the word “dreamer” became an insult associated with the archetype of the aimless dreamer like Don Quixote.

The truth? You will literally get nowhere without a dream.

The bigger the dream, the more faith and courage it’s going to take. How about we normalize celebrating and cherishing those who have the faith and the courage to nourish and nurture big dreams?

Let’s practice standing in the gap between dream and manifestation for each other like wild, cosmic cheerleaders!

The bigger the dream, the greater the possibility for the entire story of humanity to shift.

4. We’ve been trained to look for our shadow, shame, brokenness, and stuck-ness and we get trapped there thinking that if we find what’s broken we’ll be free.

The truth is, if you go looking for your shadow, shame, brokenness, and stuck-ness, you’re going to find it. And, odds are, you’re going to focus on it. And it’s going to keep tripping you up again and again and again.

There is a point where you can gather the understanding that you need to interpret why you may be holding old patterns that aren’t serving your expansion and evolution. But, you’ll go way farther focusing on your strengths and what IS working.

This. Is. Not. Bypassing. Stop fighting for your limitations.

Grow your good stories and you’ll get much better results. (You’ll rewire your brain. You’ll shift into a creative state of coherence. You’ll decrease cortisol and increase dopamine. You’ll feel better. You’ll become more empowered. You’ll find more energy. Just do it.)

5. We’re trained to use our minds to figure out, instead of to dream and imagine.

You are brilliant and wildly intelligent, but the truth is, no matter how smart you are, when you are “figuring things out”, your mind is choosing from a conditioned and limited set of options.

When we learn how to use the power of dreaming and imagination to “seed” the infinite mind of the Universe, we leave ourselves open to miraculous outcomes and synchronous happenings that defy the reasoning and logic of our minds. When we rely on the mind’s ability to “figure things out” we think small. We think finitely and we can not imagine and create beyond what we know.

Your eyes can only see as far as the horizon when you’re looking out at the ocean. There’s an entire world beyond the horizon but we can’t “see” it if we can’t dream and imagine.

6. We resist right timing.

The truth is that we can influence timing but we can’t control it.

You can influence timing by doing the following things:

  1. Follow what brings you joy.
  2. Dream big enough to keep you inspired.
  3. Lay the foundation – do the work – for your dream to be birthed. (It won’t happen if you’re not prepared!)
  4. Take care of any unfinished business that you need to complete to ensure that there’s enough room and you’re ready for what’s next.
  5. Be grateful for where you are and focus on what IS working – not on what isn’t.
  6. Make sure there isn’t anything distracting you from your focus.
  7. Find a community of people who can stand in the gap for you for those days when you lose your faith. (It happens.) We all need people who believe in us and our dreams.
  8. Have enough faith in the unseen that you keep going, even if you can’t see it yet.
  9. Tend to the fire of passion and take time daily to truly see, smell, feel, touch and BE in your dreams.

When you do these things and keep tending to your dream, you’ll influence timing. If you resist timing and push against it, you’ll use all of your adrenaline fighting against yourself and the Universe.

7. We don’t consciously cultivate our Resilience.

There are nine key archetypes that need to be functioning at a high level for you to have the capacity and the amplitude of vibration to create.

These nine core archetypes called the 9 Resiliency Keys are:

Lovability

Self-worth

Authenticity

Courage

Self-trust

Decisiveness

Emotional Wisdom

Empowerment

Vitality

When we live out the highest expression of these Keys in our lives, we show up with excellence.

We have the sustainability to endure the creative process and the patience to be in sync with right timing. We know we deserve to rest AND to fulfill our dreams to their highest capacity. We know how to modulate and regulate our energy and our passion so that we can sustain the fire underneath our dreams.

You deserve that – by the way. In case you forgot….

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From my Heart to Yours,

Karen


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