Becoming your own project!
Jesus said unto him, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”- Matthew 22
Hi, this is Rhonda and I wanted to share something exciting with you today. Feel free to watch the video or read the post below.
I have to confess that I am always working on a project. A project for a new course, meditation, event, or even something more personal, updating accessories, de-cluttering my home, or doing taxes. However, when I really think about, how often do I make myself a project, and what about you as well? Do you generally put your business, outside activities, and endeavors… everyone or everything above your own personal wants and desires?
Although we might say yes, in reality, we generally don’t make ourselves a priority? I’m not talking about the occasional massage, facial, or green smoothie. But really making real time and effort to heal, change, or manifest some things we really want. Aren’t we just as or even more important as all of the projects we’re working on for business or even for others?
Now I do have my routines. Everyday, or almost everyday, do my Spiritual Self Care Morning Routine where I check in with myself, set an intention for my day, meditate, journal and reconnect with God, but that puts me mostly in maintenance mode, putting out those small internal flames before they become raging mental and emotional fires. And although this is extremely important, it may not do much to tackle some of those underlining issues that I keep hoping will fix themselves but rarely ever do.
For me, I’m talking about stuff like, eating healthier consistently, improving or even building new relationships, eliminating fears and limiting beliefs standing in the way of things that I want, exploring creative desires, or maybe even just building my self esteem and loving myself more.
Theses don’t just happen, we have to make the happen.
After recently doing the 5-Day Spiritual Self Care Challenge, I started thinking about some areas in my own life that I wasn’t quite satisfied with and had this strong desire to do something about them. I have manifested so many things in my life, especially with The Christian Meditator, but in my own personal life, I often put ME on the back burner.
But I believe things happen, not only by setting an intention, but then taking the necessary action to move towards it. We may not know all the steps we need to take but by tuning into our own institution (the holy spirit with in) and seeking God for guidance, we can just start at step # 1.
Knowing that I had some unfinished business with myself, a few days ago, I decided that I’m going to become my own project. What does that mean? It means, I’m going to assess ME and what I need right now to recreate the ME and Life that I want, and then to create a plan of action to address these needs and more importantly, I’m going to carve out the time each day to do it!
So over this past weekend, I spent at least several hours each day, contemplating the changes I wanted to see in my personal life. Changes like, stop eating so much sweets, repairing childhood wounds that are holding me back, enhancing my skin, expressing myself through art, and creating a work out routine to become stronger and toner.
Yes, these are things I think about doing all the time, but I always focus on other projects first, leaving myself in the background.
I can’t believe it, but just this shift in thinking has been so powerful for me, because typically when I decide to work on a project, I’m researching, I’m writing notes about it in my planner and journal, I create a project planning sheet, and I make charts that I post all over the walls.
What I mean is that I don’t do it haphazardly or willy nelly, but I put my whole self into it and I go all out, and because of that, I have accomplished A LOT over the years… but not so much with my personal life, because I don’t always give it the same attention and focus. I may set an intention but because I don’t make it a project or create a plan around it, before long, it just fades and I return back to my default way of being, which isn’t bad, but could be WAY better.
So today, I created this video because some of you may need to become your next project as well! I mean, clear the calendar of all the other stuff you’ve been working on and focus on you and what you need.
Just this paradigm shift in thinking about yourself can be so powerful. It already has been for me.
So how to get started. Well first pray, contemplate, ask God what you need to work on? You probably already know. You may feel like you need a total makeover, but just start with one thing. While I’m talking about this, I also need to put in a plug here for my Help Me God Change My Life Program, because it really is the ultimate in making yourself a project and putting yourself first. I’ll put a link to it below.
Once you’ve picked your first Project Me Assignment, decide how much time everyday you’re going to devote to it. This has been so motivating for me, because instead of coming home and binge watching Christmas movies, I want to get right back to working on my Project Me goals.
For me, this past weekend that looked something like, doing some online research, doing several rounds of tapping with emotional freedom technique, and I even started creating an historical timeline to help me identify when, why, and how some of my limiting beliefs and destructive patterns began. It’s been very emotional but also exciting for me, because I know that I must bring these areas to the light and that what we can feel we can heal. This is also one of the lesson in my Help Me God Program.
Next, I started working on a Project Me Flow Chart, which I have blank copies of in both my a Date with God and Help Me God Programs. Project Flow Charts are used to list all the activities that need to be done to complete a project, with tasks, timelines, start and end dates, and delegated assignments.
However, instead of writing out all of the steps for planning a retreat or new program, I’m writing out what I need to do to help me advance in specific areas.
So as I said, after finishing the 5-day self care challenge, which is now a part of the Christian Meditation Academy, I decided my next project was going to be ME because I really want to focus on myself and my own life and maybe you do too.
I know that this will only make me a better person overall and when I am feeling good and happy about myself and my life, it’s going to be reflected in everything else I do.
Maybe we need to start a Project Me movement, OMG…there I do again! LOL
In conclusion, maybe it’s time you became your next project as well… I give you total permission.
Have a blessed and wonderful day, and if you haven’t signed up for my FREE 8-Day Christian Meditation Mini-Course. Please leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you. Tell me what your NEXT Project ME goal will be!