Today is moving day in the Chapman household. If you saw the video of me in my garage packing up boxes you may already know I’m moving to a new home, but you may not know why.
You see it’s not because I have outgrown my house. My house is plenty big enough and there’s generally only me in it (with Mr C. currently out in Qatar). And it’s not because I don’t like the area. We’ve been there for 18 years and it’s very friendly with great neighbours.
The reason we are moving on is that I set an intention last year to help 10 million disheartened souls, who are at a crossroads, to STOP asking why me? And START saying why not me! And what that means practically is that I need to change too. You see if I keep doing what I’ve always done to date then I might reach thousands but maybe not millions.
And on the back of that came a decision to open a centre where we can hold our retreats and that can be the hub for all the activity that will be happening around my mission and intention.
Sometimes it is not about outgrowing something, it’s about inner growing. It’s about growing as a person, changing yourself in order to change your world, and achieve the change you want for others. And there is some pain associated with that, of course.
Moving on means letting go. And letting go is rarely without ANY pain. However, if what you are moving towards is big enough, exciting enough and inspiring enough, it will outweigh many times any pain of letting go.
As you will have seen in my video – I have taken the opportunity to get rid of a lot of “stuff”. I didn’t need to. We are moving to a much bigger place where there would be plenty of space for the “stuff”.
So, the reason I have moved out a lot of stuff before WE moved out, is that specific stuff no longer serves me. You can look backwards or forwards. If you spend too much time looking backwards then you end up not moving forwards. And energetically you create physical and mental space for the new when you emotionally and physically let go of the old. I physically, felt lighter when I filled the skip and gave bags of clothes to charity.
One other personal thing that I have enjoyed letting go of, is the need to do everything myself.
A great example is that today is moving day, and neither Mr C. or myself are there shifting boxes.
I am in Kent coaching a group of Elite speakers on a week-long course, and Mr C. is in Doha. I am full of gratitude to the universe that I don’t need to do all that stuff. So, my question to you is, where are YOU moving to in 2019? What do you need to let go of in 2019? And are you ready for the new YOU?
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