Just like riding a bike: Trading in perfectionism for joyfulness
I love my bike. Um… Bicycle for you motorcycle enthusiasts… I love my bicycle.
I love the simple process of spinning the cranks and the glide of the tires. I love the balance, the repetition, the wind. I love the forward momentum generated by my own efforts. I love that the goal of every trip is to return home.
That simplicity and ease became my intention for my last Reiki session with a few of my graduated master students.
I am in the process of finishing my book and I have been experiencing perfectionism rise up and derail my progress. I used Reiki to begin the process of shifting that unproductive pattern. And every Reiki session starts with a positively worded intention.
What if… What if writing the remainder of the book could be as easy as riding my beloved bicycle?
Can it really be that simple?
I believe so.
Reiki is amazing. It shifts and transforms the underlying patterns. Old memories and past hurts are just gently released and then filled with light.
I feel calm. I feel peaceful. I feel ready to make some mistakes. I am prepared to publish my imperfect book, to create something that can help people.
I am ready.
Ready to do the work. Ride through all the gears. Patiently crank through the pages. Ride up the long, slow hill of editing. All just to complete the book only I can write.
What if it could all be that simple?
Just show up. Just push off of your support base. Lift up and get down to business. Find your rhythm. Balance. See new sights. Take pleasure in the experience. And return again and again to your home, altered, better, happier. Just gliding through life, free to be real, honest, and vulnerable.
It is so.