Stepping Through Your Comfort Zone

Stepping through your comfort zone (going on London underground alone) Yikes!

 

Have you ever really wanted to do something and talked yourself right back out of it?

I used to be rather good at this, till I started to see what I was up too.

Fasten your seat belt Goddess were off too London!

A few years ago, I received a bonus invite, to a live event that my own Coach at that time was hosting in London. I knew I really wanted to go, but the thought of going on London underground by myself terrified me!

My past career as a hairstylist we used to travel for Hairdressing events in the big city, I would be with all the girls. They took care of which tube to get on and which zone to be in. I would just follow (even make jokes that if it were left to me who knows where we would land up!

Now a Life Coach, here I was with an amazing opportunity to meet with women from all over the globe (who I had been on a six-month virtual coaching programme with.) I now had the chance to meet them in person, celebrate with them, and get more help with my new Life Coaching business.

So back to my fear of London underground, which was now becoming an adventure for Goddess in the City! I reminded myself constantly of all the places I had travelled too. (alone) How much I enjoy it.

I really Let GO of all the fearful thinking that I had completely made up in my head! (funny how we do that)!

When I booked my train, I started to see myself (my future self) arriving very safely and happy. I saw myself on the tubes buying my ticket, surrounded by happy go lucky people. I asked my Angels for guidance, trusted my own Inner Goddess. From leaving Scotland, arriving at Kings Cross station it was a beautiful experience.

When I arrived at Kings Cross, I saw this guard who I felt guided to ask for help for the next part of the journey. He could not have been more helpful. He gave me the route, the line I needed to go on and told me “it was easy”… it was now time to go UNDERGROUND 🙂

I held on to that, it is easy … 

When I went to buy my ticket for the tube, I looked around at all the other people, who were simply doing what I was doing, looking for the ticket machine, sorting out change. I started to smile from the inside. It came to me; we are all just trying to get to our own “destination ” we are little humans in this under ground station. There is nothing to fear.

I had expected to be surrounded by happy go lucky people and that is exactly what I got…yes even in London’s underground. 

Before I knew it, I sat on my seat on the tube and there was a real ” happy” vibe. I am not going to lie; towards the end of my journey, I got a bit flustered and nearly got off. I started to feel anxious because I had not been paying attention to where I was (ha) lost in the moment, had I missed my stop?

I stood up to get off! Then I heard my guidance, say STAY ON! I sat back down, then I noticed a little map which lights up showing you where the tube would stop next. Yay I could see I was 3 stops away.

This happy little selfie is me when I arrived at the right zone in London, little did I know how much I had moved through my own comfort zone. It also let me see my guidance in a whole new way. Even during panic. I heard it. By moving through my own comfort zone and not falling for the insecure babble. I had the most amazing time ever.

Thankfully, I did not talk myself out of it!

PS I am off to London again in a few weeks for business and pleasure, it is time for this Goddess to get back on that train 🙂

 

PSPS If you found this helpful leave me a comment below,

Love Margaret xx


I Want To Go

This was my very first prose I WANT TO GO, that got published in a gorgeous book called Fingerprints around twenty years ago. If someone had asked me back, then what is your message.

I would have handed them this book and asked them to read it. I never realised this is what I was doing at the time. I had such a deep desire to write, anywhere any time. Words would arrive in little whispers, that I just wanted to share.

This morning it came to me to read what I had written many moons ago, after reading, I realised this was my message, this is how I have helped women for many years, there is nothing complicated about it, when you are in your own truth, sharing from your own heart, soul, your journey!

 

I WANT TO GO!

There she is, packed up her job!
Off to bloody Greece, to live in a hut
Hoping to find herself-
Yoga this, Tai Chi that!
I feel like a spoilt brat
I’m jealous, I know
I really want to go
I was the one that kept telling her
To go –
Follow that dream
‘You can do anything you want,’
I said
‘Just believe in yourself. ‘
‘Don’t cry, you will be fine!’
‘I know I will.’
I said.

Margaret Anne MacDonald

 

This was my story, I WANTED TO GO, as it turned out the lady, I wrote about did not go she did not follow her dream.

I did, not quite living in a hut not my style. I opted for six weeks in Gran Canary Islands with my then 5-year-old daughter….at that time I was a single parent exploring moving to Europe and setting up my own business.

It was an experience that I learnt a lot from as well as being an adventure, the choice I made then was to stay in Scotland so my daughter could see her Dad whenever she wanted! Now my daughter is in her last years of her teens, a whole new chapter is opening.

PS Now I would not just hand you a book, I would offer to help you through my Coaching.

If you would like to explore Coaching together, you can email me at hello@margaret-macdonald.com

Look forward to hearing from you.

Much love Margaret xx

 

 


Happy Imbolc Day Goddess

Happy Imbolc day Goddess – February 1st
Celebrating Goddess Brigit whos message is

“Don’t Back Down”
“Stand up for what you believe is right”..

Here is a little more about Brigit for you

Brigit is a Celtic triple goddess, which means that she represents three aspects of women; the young virgin, the nurturing and loving mother and the crone/sage wise women.
Brigit is a fiery Goddess who tirelessly protects all who call upon her, and she’s a feminine counter part to Archangel Michaels warrior energy.
Brigit’s temple is in Kildare, Ireland. She’s celebrated worldwide on February 1. The ancient scared day called ‘Imbolc’ which marks the beginning of spring time and increasing light.

Have an amazing February, Happy Imbolc Day from one Goddess to another…. lots of love light and sparkle Margaret xxx

 


Wisdom leads the way,we follow,one simple step at a time!

Wisdom leads the way, we follow, one simple step at a time.

You see, we always know what to do next, what we do not always do is TRUST what comes to us. Sometimes it can be so noisy in our heads that we cannot hear our wisdom whispering our guidance to us.

Paying attention to the first step on the stairs is all we need to do, keeping it quite simple. It is all in the moment, this is what gaining clarity feels like, freeing you to open to what you already know to do next.

These beautiful steps are from a Coaching retreat I attended last year in Italy.  I remember these steps; in that moment I saw that it is so easy to try to jump to the top of the stairs without ever taking the first step. There is no rush. When our minds settle down, you start to hear your own simple guidance.

Let me use this blog as example, I heard a whisper to PRINT my draft blogs. I got a good feeling when I heard this whisper. Following my guidance, the blog I was drawn to is the one you are reading right now! I got a huge surprise when I read it. I had written it months ago.

Now I understand seeing the guide in print really touched me, something about it let me see I was not trusting my next step fully. Which is for me to write and hit publish 🙂

Well, I thought if this guide has helped me, who else might it help. Bingo (ha) See how simple it is when you trust what you hear, following what comes to you one simple step at a time.

I would love to hear your thoughts, just leave me a comment below!

Lots of love

Margaret xx

 

 


Overcoming Fear of Writing My First Blog

Overcoming fear (and a first blog)

I am doing something I have dreamed about for most of my life (writing) online. I have put it off because I like to write with “a good old-fashioned pen and paper”. Well, that is the story I have been telling myself and believing it…

When the truth is “I’ve been pretty insecure about actually writing my” first ever blog ” using my laptop, typing with one finger at a time! (ha)

Already I feel amazing my words just like with my pen are flowing through me. It is amazing how much we do get in our own way. Stopping our self’s from doing what we love because we think it is true!

What am I afraid off?  What is so scary about writing a blog and letting the whole world see it? (ha) The truth is nothing we make it all up in our imagination. The TRUTH is I am overcoming my imaginary fear, simply by writing and hitting publish.

Does that mean I will want to change it! Yes, I guarantee I will, is it word perfect, I guarantee it is not. I am not letting the fear off not going for it because of what might happen or not happen stop me.

My wisdom has brought me here and if you are reading this your wisdom has guided you here too. (thank you Wisdom) ha. As I am discovering I really can see I am going to enjoy this new part of my work

It is a great question to check in and ask yourself. Is the story I am telling myself True?

It does not matter how big or small the thing you are afraid of is. What matters is that you discover your own truth about your fearful thinking. I can share with you right now my fingers are even kind of dancing off the keyboard now in a magical way. There is no FEAR I had made it up and now feeling joyful!

Why because I am doing what I know has been in my heart my whole life and that is to write to you, whoever you are I hope my words of wisdom guide you to see the truth that is in you. This “is” a special blog IF YOUR READING IT (I hit publish) ha

If you have any thoughts on this first blog attempt, please feel free to comment below.

Love & Magic

Margaret xx