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Has this ever happened to you? You are cruising along, blogging away and you stumble upon someone else's site that just triggers you.
Maybe you have fallen into the trap of comparing your blog to someone else's (and theirs is so much better...!)
Maybe you are frustrated that someone else is running with your idea -- an original idea, or so you thought!--
Or Maybe you see someone you know who is killing it in the online space and here you are...stuck in a rut!
Stuck in the pits of comparison and envy. And, as an awakened woman, you are wondering WTF? What is this I'm feeling? And WHY am I feeling this way?
Here is an opportunity to deepen into your more feminine qualities and do some deep listening. What could your envy be trying to tell you?
1) You are jealous of other writers, bloggers, creatives because you recognize in them the traits that you just have not fully developed yet. With a little time, patience and authentic action, you can cultivate these same traits. The reason they are doing "better" than you is simply because they have acted with courage and conviction to realize their dreams, their goals, and during the journey, have begun to hone these skills.
2) Your envy could be telling you that your energy is misguided. You are restricting your own flow by focusing outside of your realm and giving over to them the energy that is vital to honing your own craft. Instead, choose to focus your energy on your own efforts. Come back to center, remember you vision and do one thing that will put you one step closer to achieving that goal.
I made a Scope for you to watch!
3)Your jealousy is asking you to notice your competitive edge. Feminine leadership often asks us to put competition aside in favor of collaboration. I think in theory that this is a lovely sentiment, I also believe this is somewhat misleading...competition in proper doses is usually healthy, as long as you keep it ethical and pure of heart. Healthy competition can inspire greatness all around. It pushes us beyond what we thought was possible and it forces us to achieve greatly. It fosters accomplishment.
4) Jealousy is a dysfunction of illusion -- the illusion of separateness. It exists to alert us to the areas of perceived disconnect in your own field of awareness. For example, unexamined envy pushes us to close off from those we feel jealous of. But instead of shutting down from others, you can invoke the mindset shift yourself and choose instead to reach out to the people you are envious of and tell them, "Hey, I found your blog/book/podcast... today and wanted to let you know that I think it is really great!" Is that a lie? No! It is not a lie...you DO think it is great (unless you get jealous of crappy stuff...) If it is not the content, maybe you are inspired by the success...? Whatever it is specifically that you are feeling huffy over, tell them! And then thank them for inspiring you!
Has this happened to you? Let us know how you overcame it by sharing in the comments below!
My name is Dawn Champine and I am the Creatrix of The Goddess Diaries. I am very passionate about helping women remember their REAL GODDESS selves.