Sometimes in life we come up with a great idea and we gather the strength and resources to make that idea manifest on this earth plane. Then thru hard work, care and feeding of the great idea it blossoms and starts to grow. Sometimes it grows so fast we are shocked by the speed of the growth. Usually at this stage it becomes necessary to take it to the next level.
What often happens at this stage is it requires more physical resources to get it to the next level. Whether that is a bigger building or more employees or more money or whatever is needed to get you to the next level. It is in this phase that things usually come together or fall apart. And most often that result is determined by the ability of the person who is the owner of the business or the creator of the initial idea. Most of the time they have a vision of how/what this should look like and are not willing to take a look at other perspectives from people who are experts in getting their “baby” to the next level. This has to do with control issues. We have seen this numerous times in business. There is the person who cannot give up even the slightest bit of control to entertain the notion that the experts are here to help them not take it from them.
So how do you, if you are the owner of the idea/business allow yourself to trust the process and the people who show up to help? Let’s use a book for our example. You spent 4 years writing your book you put all the pieces together and now your baby is finished. You send your baby out to numerous publishers and finally one says yes. You negotiate the terms and decide that they will be the ones to put your baby out there. Now comes the hard part. The editors start going over your book and doing what they are paid to do. But you feel like they are criticizing your baby and that they are missing the point you are trying to make. And it can feel personal and it can feel like you are being attacked. Those are valid feelings in this process. But at what point do you relax into the flow and trust that the Universe/God/ Jesus/ The Creator is taking care of you? How do you find the guts to let go of the rock on the shore and allow yourself to float down the river and go with the flow. I mean what if these editors screw it all up. It is your baby, the professionals are changing your words and it may not have same meaning. But what if you trust the professionals and allow their energy in to the process to make your baby better. What if they make your baby better and make it so everyone reads your baby? What if they see things completely different than you do and have a bigger vision for your baby? How do let go of your version to allow for something bigger that looks completely different? After all maybe your version of your baby is right? I mean Steve Jobs had a very distinct version of his babies and he was a complete control freak but he was right about his babies. How do you know if you are right or if letting go is right?
The answer may lie in your perceptions. At least it usually does for me. And sometimes it requires a friend or a guru to do the analysis on what signs may enter your perceptions. The key to this is staying awake kind of like Jim Carey in Bruce Almighty. You must ask that signs be given and you must be awake enough to see them and interpret them. Thus the importance of a friend or guru to help you . Signs are always around us letting us know where we stand if we just pay attention.