I used to believe in the idea of sacrifice.
I believed it was letting go something of a lower nature to make room for something of a higher nature.
Example; as I sit here in JFK airport in NYC I am preparing to travel to Qatar for a month.
Qatar is the wealthiest country on earth. Scrooge McDuck type money over there.
So this is a sweet gig.
This trip is definitely something of a higher nature for me.
I had to release these things of a lower nature – for me – to be able to mould this lifestyle: watching TV all night, working a 9-5 job, devoting most of my attention and energy outside of work to looking good in a tank top.
Again, all worthy ideals for some folks. But not for my higher self.
Eventually I learned that the idea of sacrifice is false. Not true. Because if you see yourself living in abundance you cannot possibly lose anything. If you see fear as being an illusion you will not fear losing anything. If you blog from an energy of love versus from an energy of fear you cannot possibly believe in the idea of sacrifice because you are continually giving and getting, in the moment, never releasing a darn thing to get. It is effortless. And seamless.
The Big Challenge
Letting go the idea of sacrifice – both as a torturous act and a higher energy but still faulty act – requires you to own the truth. You are connected to it all. You are dialed in. At all times. More than that – and this can be super difficult to embrace in the beginning – virtually all of your energy will be devoted to giving with love. And since love never asks you will largely detach from blogging outcomes like: how much money you make, how much traffic you drive through your blog, all forms of metrics like social shares and Google Analytics……because all outcomes are all GETTINGS and since love never asks, you rarely if ever check your GETTINGS.
This is the ultimate blogging challenge; a predominant detachment from getting stuff.
Is This Shift in Consciousness Necessary?
You can check your metrics. Or your bank account. Or your Amazon royalty payments.
You can check each aspect of your blogging efforts from a largely detached space. Nothing wrong with that.
But if you have the desire to get, you move a little bit more away from the blogging miracle mind that can help you manifest absolutely stunning, jaw-dropping results quickly….REALLY quickly.
Here’s the catch; when you manifest the stunning results you won’t care much at all about the stunning results. Giving with love, for fun, will be your end goal. Carrying an intent of serving and helping will be your blogging purpose.
The Warped Idea and How it Kills Your Blog
You can’t give freely, for fun, when you focus your energy on the pain of giving something up or on the obsession with what you are getting.
I, like an absolute idiot, tortured myself by first, bragging about how much I sacrificed, focusing my precious energy on what I had given up. Not much blogging success there because it is tough to help or serve others when you are telling them what you gave up to live your dreams.
Then I focused more on getting; my giving energies were OK but I cut my creative, prolific flow by focusing on that thing/life of a higher nature I obsessed over.
I felt like I lived in blogging limbo. I was in between giving and getting. Because I feared both what I left behind and if I was ever gonna get what I wanted to get.
I eventually – after much unnecessary self-torture – faced my fears, felt my fears and released my fears about letting my old life behind, and, about whether or not I would reach my goals.
After some unpleasant but cathartic fear clearing sessions I gradually decided to do what I was doing online for fun, largely. A part of me likes getting and wants to get. But that part is tiny. Most of me wants to give for fun, with love, instead of chasing stuff for the love of getting stuff, from the energy of fear.
Feeling and releasing my fears helped me see that sacrifice is not true. Nor is it possible.
Now I can spend most of my time creating for others and promoting others and helping others with love. And I can let go the energetic anchor that is the idea of sacrifice.
Do you want to let go the idea of sacrifice? Can you see why this idea can hurt your blogging efforts?
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