IT TAKES ONE PINEAPPLE 16 TO 24 MONTH TO GROW
I hear often from members of Thriving Healers and potential clients that they want to grow their healing practice faster and they “feel behind” and like “it’s not happening fast enough”…
Often they are judging themselves for not being further along.
When we dig into this, one of two things are happening…
They aren’t doing the right things to get the results they want.
Usually because they don’t have the right strategy and need some support to learn how to connect with potential clients OR because they are stuck in fear / doubt and need to move through a piece of inner growth.
They are doing all the right things, and they are simply in the middle of their creative process, but it just seems like it’s taking too long, they should be getting “there” faster, etc.
It’s truly not possible for anyone to determine WHEN you can expect to see a result from your efforts. (We call that #divinetiming)
For a single pineapple to grow takes anywhere from 16 to 24 months. Yet you can grow a full yard of grass in 5 to 8 weeks!
Do we judge the pineapple for taking longer than a blade of grass?
Of course not! We just cherish its sweet, delicious fruit when it’s fully ripened!
You may be a blade of grass or you may be a pineapple…
You can’t FORCE yourself to grow faster and you can’t FORCE outcomes or results.
I know – a tough lesson in surrender that we are all confronted with in life!
What you CAN do is provide yourself the optimal growing environment – enough support, water, sunlight and food.
For practitioners growing a healing practice, this looks like the right strategy, mentors, training, supervision, inner game, self-nurturing, etc.
But if you’re a pineapple you can’t make your pineapple ripe before it’s darn-well time.
It seems to me that one of the problems humanity faces is
GROWTH at the expense of ourselves…
GROWTH at the expense of our planet, our health, our family systems, etc.
The question is… is that really truly growth??
I want to live in a world where everyone is honoring their unique pace.
If you can learn to listen to and honor your unique and sacred pace of moving through life and growing the creations that are uniquely yours to create – you will be doing a huge service to all of humanity as you model a new way of being that is more sustainable, simple, more peaceful and much more healthy for you.
If you want to support YOUR clients in leading healthy, happy, enriching lives… isn’t this something you need to be able to model for them?
Instead of judging your progress, reflect on what you CAN do to be sure you’re providing yourself the optimal environment for your growth, let go of the push for an outcome, and honor YOUR UNIQUE SACRED PACE.
I promise it will get you where you want to go faster than trying to keep up with everyone else, looking to the outside to see where you should be, or judging yourself for being where you’re at.