What is this thing with #HUSTLE? Why do we need to hashtag hustle? It doesn’t resonate with me.
Looking back on my own life, every time… EVERY SINGLE TIME I have surrendered to the moment when walking into something scary and unknown… Miracles have happened and there was no hustling about it. It was me being guided by my heart, spirit, source to where I needed to go.
I don’t want to force anything that’s not intended to be manifest. I want to stay open and surrender to the possibilities that flow into my life. Because those possibilities are wonderfully endless compared to my ego mind.
Example: God willing, at the end of October, I’ll have been sober 5 years straight. I woke many mornings feeling hungover, sick, throwing up and just really not well. Most of those mornings I felt an incredible amount of guilt for, yet again, not being able to control my alcohol intake. Nearly 5 years ago when I woke up still semi drunk and very hungover, the major (and possibly only) difference between that time and the times before was a sense of surrender. And then things began to happen to completely support me in this choice. The events that unfolded were just too magical and BIG for me to ignore. The Universe made it completely apparent that my decision to quit drinking was absolutely for the highest good and that I would be fully supported moving forward.
If you are hustling and feel like it’s working for you… I’d like to offer a moment for some introspection. Perhaps this is something you already do… One of my most beloved teachers, Marianne Williamson says (paraphrased), “We all go into meetings thinking, ‘What can I get out of this? How can I get what I need?’ What if instead, we said a silent prayer before these meetings asking for the highest good & outcome for everyone involved. How can I be of service to this highest good?” Which brings me to…
For as long as I remember, I’ve had a difficult time asking for what I need. I think this is a reflection of self worth and self value… Time, money and energy. In the past year or so, each time a situation is presented where I’m needing to put a monetary value on something I do, I get silent and ask God, “What is the monetary amount for the highest good for all parties involved?” The answer almost always immediately comes to me. I write it down and say thank you to God and then take action in confidence. God/Source/Universe always tells the truth because it comes from the heart. So far, every time I have done this - the other party has agreed to what I ask.
This has enabled me to come to a place where I do what I love for a living while receiving the financial support to continue and grow and expand.
So, why the hustle if it can be this easy? Why the hustle when I can trust that Great Spirit is in full support me and everyone around me?
The word hustle feels draining to me and that’s not intriguing to me. If you are hustlin’, how is it working out for you? What are you hoping to attain? And when you get there, will you be done hustling? Or will you keep pushing to get more?
*disclaimer: I have no idea what it’s like to be a parent and have a family to take care of. But if there ever came a day, I would hope to stay in this mindset to be an example for my children that they don’t have to push to make shit happen.