Will is… the act of decision in your whole being. The transmutation and transformation of inner charge.
Will is… a sensory experience, a funnelling of emotive and logical expression into an end result, an end destination of essence and fragrance.
Will is… the movement and embodiment of creative energy through the body out into the world. The dissolving of old structures and forming of the new. The moving forward, moving through, moving down and moving true.
Will is the ability to focus creative energy.
It’s kind of obvious – when you think about ‘willing’ something into existence or to have the ‘will’ to make it through.
But, will is commonly also mistaken for will power. And because of that misunderstanding, it is feared by those afraid to influence others for various reasons, and underused by those who push their wants & needs onto others.
There could be many reasons to use will power, but most of all, it’s those that are responding (true or untrue) to their childhood wounding and this shuts off their creative flexibility and insights. That childhood wounding could be a lack of inner worth, an experience of insignificance, an emptiness of not being enough or a feeling like we can’t trust others or the world to help us out.
Ironically, it’s child-like innocence, playfulness and curiosity that opens up flexibility for learning and trying things a different way. A state of being where creative will is natural and organic.
Will is a surrendering and an obstinacy – combined. A surrendering of how it has to be and an obstinacy on what you’d truly love. A surrendering to conditions, especially those that you fear might exist and an obstinacy to act in the most obvious way towards your desired end result.
It is the ability to spark creative loop holes in the journey towards your golden visions. Those loop holes do not have to be particularly brilliant or extravagant, they are only loop holes because your blinker vision normally shuts it out.
Even more importantly – will is the ability to KNOW and CONNECT TO what you’d love, despite all thoughts, feelings and conditions saying otherwise– despite any dysfunctional ideas appearing as logic and real. Despite the fact that, right now, you just might not feel like it. It’s the ability to come to YOUR TRUTH, despite all, even yourself that might oppose it.
And there’s nothing saying you have to execute anything perfectly. Will has nothing to do with that. And yet, when you execute with will, things turn out perfectly – although not in a way that you expected.
Will is not hard, but it can be deep and intense.
I recently had an experience which was an interesting mix of will and will power.
I was advertising and sharing my Elixir of Healing Guidance (level 1) workshop. In fact, I was enjoying the process to a certain point and I felt like in this instance, I was far more proactive and engaged in the process than ever before.
I won’t go into the nitty gritty or long-winded details - let’s just say that wounding came up and I experienced it. I was in my pattern deep. It stung, was de-energising and I pulled my way through it, dragging the rest of me along with it.
But 2 things have formed like phoenix from the ashes. Even though I didn’t get my end result (as such) and I had to cancel my workshop. Two brilliant things evolved through me putting my workshop out there, even though it didn’t end up how I expected.
The first one was when I felt like I was hitting a brick wall early in the piece – the idea of doing a free talk in my local town freaked me out. Even though I am no longer adverse to public speaking and I knew what I was wanting to talk about since I’d done it before as a podcast.
I finally went deep into a process to uncover old patterns and realign with my creator-state again (aka refocusing, aka using will). One beautiful and true intention arose from this – whether I created my end result of my workshop or not, I wanted, above all else, to learn what it really takes to gather enough people for my workshops.
So, I chose it (aka the activation and actualisation of will).
Then, I caught a nasty cold. I stayed in bed from work for days, slept a lot and was mildly feverish. I was lying in bed and saw a fb live offering to answer any business questions for the next half hour (on a day that I’m normally at work). Of course, my question popped up: “What does it really take to gather people for a weekend workshop?”
And she answered it – succinct and to the point. I was given some insights in those few minutes. She happened to have a webinar on that week, so I joined up and listened to it. She was offering a free coaching call. I attended, got more insights. She was offering a course – but turns out, it’s only on Monday to do the coaching calls and I worked on Mondays so couldn’t attend.
Too bad. I let myself be OK to not have it this round, but knew deep in my heart I’d love to do it (aka using will again).
Now, I felt clearer about how I set up my launch for my workshop. I also could now see some key mistakes I’d already made. I decided to keep going.
I was on a roller coaster of up and down. Misunderstandings, connections, my free talk, new friends, depression, appreciation and more. Coming through the other end knowing it was time to cancel the workshop. And that it was my choice (aka will).
But from that an idea was sparked – a kind of left field, bend in thinking that popped in suggesting a 1:1 online teaching programming – same work, different vehicle. A creative loophole was actualised (aka use of will). Here was the 2nd gift I received.
And so, it’s come to the point now that I am trialling the 1:1 Level 1 Elixir of Healing Guidance programme. It’s forming together nicely.
On top of that, an impromptu auction was held selling off all the business mentor’s courses to help a puppy she was in love with in Bali. I put a pre-bid for the original course that I knew I wanted and would love, at about half the full price (for this round, prices going up next year) because I was at work and couldn’t attend live. I didn’t hear anything back, but noticed they were going again for another round of courses the following day, including my services that I’d offered in the auction.
I thought, would I love it? Yes! So, I took action towards what I’d love (aka will) and wrote in another pre-bid at the same price. The next day I got an email saying that I won the bid at less than my offer.
So, I’m in the course now! Learning what it really takes to launch a product/course. I also found out someone claimed and bid for my package of 4 x medical intuition readings. I have someone trialling the 1:1 Level 1 EoHG programme with me.
All in all – coming out the other side, I see that all the ups and downs mean nothing more than a journey of experience to where I am now. Whether I created perfectly or not is meaningless compared to the new surprises and gifts that I’m receiving now.
And if you ask me, "Was it meant to be?" I'll reply, "No - I used my will."
I didn’t get what I originally wanted, but I received so much more. So is the power of will and magical living.