January 7, 2020 Blog No Comments

With this new year and new decade, I have been contemplating my contribution to the whole. It seems more important than ever to be aware and intentional with what we are putting into the world. We need a strong counter force to address the many ills of our society.

This idea showed up during my New Year’s meditation ritual, which I do to guide my year’s work and focus. For  2020, I was given a very powerful message about the importance of intentionality and excellence and its relationship to the greater good.

As I watched Lee perform the 1971 show in Nashville last weekend, I was shown this point again. I was impressed, as always, with the amount of effort and integrity it takes to make an excellent performance. Everyone has a part, big or and small, and everyone’s effort is important. When they strive for excellence, it always pays off. Music, as with many things in life, requires the collaboration and talents of many to make the song beautiful.

Here are some of the points I’d like to share about being intentional with your contribution:

YOU ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU THINK

It seems to be a lifelong lesson for me to fully grasp how important we each are to the whole of life. This is not an egotistical message – it’s reality. Consider for a moment, what your family and professional life would be like without you. Who wouldn’t be born, who and what wouldn’t be supported, what wouldn’t be happening without you? (If you think things would be better off without you – please message me – we need to talk.)

Part of understanding your worth is knowing that you have a choice in how you show up and what you put into the world. Take this seriously – this is the starting point of everything we do. Treat yourself with respect, give to yourself first so you have more to give to others, for indeed, you make a difference.

See yourself as an asset in life – treat yourself with respect and build on it.

MAKE YOUR CONTRIBUTION ABOUT LOVE, NOT EGO

Unlike what we see in politics, I am constantly being shown that life is about love, not ego. This message was one of the most important I received. When you see that what you do makes a difference, and are guided by love, everything you do can enhance the greater good. It provides you with a sense of meaning and fulfillment to your life. You are part of the song, not the song.

Egocentric work, on the other hand, is about self-promotion, making money and securing control. There is a difference between that and having a strong ego which is necessary to do your work well. Situations that are based on self-serving premises typically feel very stressful, leaving you exhausted and unfulfilled. We can be in them without fully realizing it, so pay attention to how you feel.

Use your assets for love – not self-serving power.

BE AWARE OF YOUR STRENGTHS AND YOUR FLAWS

We are all a work in progress – self growth, self enhancement and being our best is a lifelong project. We don’t ever stop growing. What are your strengths and how do you intend to grow them and incorporate them into what you give to the world? If you are an artist, make a bolder statement. If you serve the public, make your voice heard and advocate. When you’re congruent in using your assets, from the inside out, your contribution in whatever form it takes, becomes a powerful contribution to the whole.

An equally important part of this journey is being honest with ourselves about our flaws.  The Law of Polarity shows us that everything has it’s opposite. That goes for our strengths as well. What happens when you take a personal asset too far? If you’re a leader, do you get dogmatic? If you’re a helper, do you give too much and lose your boundaries? Pay attention and work with your shadow side – it will help you grow to be stronger and clearer.

Find balance – lead with your strengths and let your flaws inform your personal development.

BE YOUR BEST – GIVE YOUR BEST

When you put your heart and soul into whatever you do – because it has meaning and allows you to use your gifts – you will be giving your best. It’s a simple formula that takes the sense of heavy lifting out of whatever you’re doing and giving. Things take less effort, you find your own flow and natural rhythm. You start noticing synchronicity and almost magical coincidences.

How do you be your best? Use your assets as your calling, as I was shown in my meditation. Be generous with them – don’t hide them. Start by letting your soul inform you on what’s important to you. Then let your gifts, your joys and interests lead the way. It becomes second nature to be your best and give your best when you are in alignment with who you really are.

Align with who you really are to be and give your best.

What comes to mind with this topic of being intentional with your contribution? Do you recognize the importance of your contribution without cringing with self-consciousness? Do you see how the love you give generates and gives more than any ego-based focus on power, money and control? Do you notice how using your strengths helps you create the life you want, while your flaws become your lessons? And I hope you also notice how when you do your best, you are in the flow and giving your best. You are important – your contributions matter, you can help make 2020 a powerful year of change.

This topic is important. If you would like to explore being more intentional with your contributions, I welcome you to consider the Manifestation Master Class 2020 on Feb. 8th . It provides an intensive review of the 7 Laws of the Universe that guide transformation and manifestation. It will help you put the fullness of who you are out into the world. You can learn more at my website www.spectrumtransformation.com. If you have questions, reach out using my Free Consultation link. I’d love to hear from you.

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Written by Connie Milligan, LCSW
If there is anything I’ve expressed that speaks to you, I’d love to hear from you. You can reach me at my email, connie [at] conniemilligan [dot] com