Stepping Through Your Comfort Zone

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

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

I used to be pretty 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 of 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 my self constantly of all the places I  had traveled too. (alone) How much I actually  enjoy it.

I really Let GO of all of 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 very happy. I saw my self 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 couldn’t 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’s 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. Im 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 hadn’t been paying attention to where I was (ha) lost in the moment, had I  missed my stop ?

I actually 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 in the midst of 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 didn’t talk myself out of it!

PS Im off to London again n a few weeks for business and pleasure , its time for Goddess in the City to get back on that train 🙂 

PSPS please feel free to leave me your comments Goddess.

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 whats your message. I would have handed them this book and asked them to read it. I never realised this is what I was actually doing at the time. I had such a deep desire to write, any where 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’ve 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! Its been there all along!

 

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. ‘
‘Dont 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 didn’t go she didn’t follow her dream…I did (ha) 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 Goddess 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 when ever she wanted! Now my daughter is in her last years of her teens, a whole new chapter is opening up.

PS Now a days I wouldn’t 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 Margaret@goddessinthecity.com. Look forward to hearing from you.

Much love Margaret xx


Do You Trust Your Inner Goddess?

This morning I got the nudge to go for a walk, at one of my favorite little spots, about 5 minutes  from where I live to “fill up my cup’ … before I started work.
I had no idea that I would have the most amazing experience ever with three beautiful horses…
As I stopped to watch the horses, they were quite a bit away…they started to play “tig” with each other. One would nudge the other trot off then wait for the other horse to “tig” it. ( I found this amazing)

I cant put into words the feeling I experienced when this beautiful Red horse came over and stood at the fence, her eyes looking into mine… Goddess Brigit, that’s the name that came to me as our eyes met…
Brigit doesn’t back down … the message the three horses gave me, were to remember have fun, play and Don’t Back Down ….

I couldn’t wait to get to my work today and write to you… I wonder what would have happened if I didn’t trust my Inner Goddess!

When she nudges you, its always worth remembering your Inner Goddess knows what’s best for you, she will guide you.  One simple nudge at a time.

Do you  feel the nudge to leave me a comment, you can do this in the comments box below.

Big Goddess Love

Margaret xx