I trust you are well!
I am joyously awaiting the first day of my first 8-week group program, Awakening The Guides!
We begin on Monday, March 12th by exploring this idea of Self - who we are in relationship to others. In this time of Pisces, bringing our attention to our individual roles within the Collective Consciousness of Humanity, there could be no more appropriate way to begin our journey.
As I prepare the foundation and the space for those who are already gathering energetically and physically to be in this community, the "marketing" or "promotion" of this program has been a topic of much exploration in my meditation time.
In college, I studied business management and communication. My "old" corporate and non-profit career was based on fast-paced development and marketing roles. In the consulting work I also did after I left my last full-time position, I was involved in many launches of programs and events. So I am familiar with the traditional launch process where there is pressure put into the communication with potential participants to "hurry up and make it into the space before the doors close!"
Usually this involves multiple emails that increase in intensity and quantity leading up to the event or program, with greater and greater pressure on time and deadlines so that we are not "left out" or "excluded."
I experience this myself often when I sign up for a webinar or live call that sounds interesting to me... but in which they are usually selling a program at the end. And then my inbox fills up with 5, 10 emails from a person I don't know, urging me to hurry, hurry, hurry before I lose the opportunity to spend time with him or her!
These marketing tactics are repeatedly used because they have proven results. People sign up because they don't want to miss out.
What I have found in my own journey, though, is that I often don't go back to listen to the content or do the work that was involved in the offering!
I was usually more caught up in the benefits that were being sold to me as a result of the program. And in my desire to reach those benefits, I would hurry to pay for the program but never really buy in to the work, the participation that would be required for me to receive or achieve those results.
I spent the money but I never really invested myself in the experience.
So, I sit here today, knowing that is the strategy that would likely bring in results.
And I have no interest in playing that game!
In my meditation time this morning, I kept seeing the image of a cruise ship about to leave port.
For those who have been on cruises or know friends who have been on cruises, there is indeed an urgency to make it to the dock to be checked into the ship... because the ship is leaving on its adventure whether you are on it or not!
And because of the thrill and the joy and the excitement and the pleasure that you expect to have on the cruise, you don't want to miss that deadline of the ship leaving. Because you know that if you miss the ship, it's going to take a lot of coordination, hassle, and money to try to fly to the next port to catch up!
And you'll miss all the fun that happened on the first day of the cruise - like when you're waving goodbye to the people running to the dock who didn't make it to the ship on time!
Even if you are not a fan of cruise ships, the stories that people share of how much pleasure they experience while on a cruise, clearly conveys the feeling... the vibration... that we associate with a wonderful vacation.
So... my "marketing" approach for the next week until this program begins is to tune into and expand the vibration of the experience itself...
...To steady and expand the foundation of the experience so that as each individual arrives "at port, ready to step onto the cruise ship" and begin the adventure, your welcome and your path to follow is clearly guided.
Awakening The Guides is already happening.
I am experiencing this higher resonance, this deepening connection to my own Spiritual Guides. More each day.
The field of healing is already expanding and calling in those who are ready to Awaken to their next level.
My "marketing" efforts are complete.
I trust that my Guides are connecting with your Guides, if this is the space your Soul is ready for you to step into next. And so your Guides will show you the signs, the nudges, the winks that your human eyes and mind might need as you feel into if this is a match for you.
And then the choice is unfolding between your Soul and your human experience.
If you are meant to play in this community, you will.
There are a few Gifts from my Soul to your Soul that I offer:
(if your mind is in resistance to you shifting, expanding, and changing in ways that might ripple out in your life!)
I may or may not send out my weekly newsletter on Friday. I am spending time with my beautiful friend, Andrea, in Indianapolis on Wednesday and Thursday, creating some of the content for Awakening The Guides. And then my daughter arrives home on Friday for Spring Break!
So, I am simply practicing being present and trusting in the perfect alignment of my own Flow.
May your week ahead also be filled with grace and ease!
SO much love from My Heart to Yours,
One Day Is Here!
Vivienne Gerard – Teacher / Scribe / Healer / Guide / Lover of Souls and Humanity
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