Are you a Workshop Junkie?
How many workshops are enough?
Just when you think you have done all you need, along comes yet another workshop that promises to fix everything. I of all people do not have a problem with people attending workshops. In fact the majority of my business is all about this and personally, I have lost count of the amount of workshops and presentations I have attended.
It’s okay to do workshops that come along, but you may want to look within and really look at why you feel the need to continue doing them.
Sometimes we do other workshops as a form of avoidance of internal issues. I know I have been guilty of this in the past. Anything we can find to distract us from keeping committed to whatever process we have been working with. Sabotage with distraction stops discomfort from the shifts that occur or being instigated. Remember if you are on the path so to speak “SHIFT HAPPENS!”
When you work with a system that is effective for you, it will bring you to a point where it starts to confront you within (this may be perceivable or not by the conscious mind) or externally in your day to day experiences. When this occurs, we find excuses not to use it and then the ego/mind starts to look for ways to sabotage your efforts. This is often done by putting up thoughts in your conscious mind that it does not work for you, or has stopped working for you, or there must be something better. This starts us looking for another system to “heal or fix us”.
The original system would have most likely created the positive shift we desired, but it is the resulting change that comes along with it that we fear. So we look for something that will do it for us that won’t stir the emotions or bring up the feared change.
For some, they want growth without change or confrontation with self. However this will never be found, because if the system actually works, one of the first things it will do is bring about the possibility of change. If you resist it due to past conditioning, chaos prevails, and you will run a mile to avoid it and start looking for new alternatives. “It’s not working I feel horrible, I will have to look for something else to fix me”
I often see people on that endless cycle of workshop participation (workshop junkies) looking for someone to fix them. When they do not find it either instantly or within a month or so, they put the system done and move on to the next workshop. And so the cycle goes round and around.
Any real growth or positive change really can only come from within oneself.
Really all that you seek is emanating already from the heart. It just requires you to look within and be committed to open, allow and perceive positive truth of who and what you really are (perfect in every way) to come forward.
Workshops can bring about a shift in your perception and through that hopefully bring you to a place of self understanding. Sometimes we do need to have that extra little kick up the energetic butt to help us see more of universal truth.
All I want to get across in this article is to be aware of your true motivation for doing a workshop. Stop and look within and ask yourself “is this avoidance or will this bring more clarity”? If your intuition is not making you feel excited about the possibilities the new workshop will bring, then I would seriously re-evaluate your motivation.
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