Ask Sharon: Release the skeletons in the closet

This Ask Sharon (angel intuitive) column in The Area News on Friday 30 October, 2015 answers a reader’s question about a new business with advice to feel the fear and do it anyway.

The Ask Sharon column as it appeared in The Area News on Friday 30 October, 2015.

Following is a copy of the full version of the column featured in The Area News complete with the “You Can Do It” card from Doreen Virtue’s Ascended Masters Oracle Cards.

THIS week Charlene asks:

“I want to start a new business but how can I clear obstacles and blocks?”

Sometimes as we approach certain milestones, ghosts of the past pay us a visit. They can present themselves as those obstacles and blocks that you refer to.

When we encounter these obstructions, it’s our tendency to want to remove them as quickly as they appear. Yet to deny that they serve a purpose is to do yourself an injustice.

If you haven’t yet achieved your desired outcome, it’s because people and situations are still in the process of lining up. It’s about timing and allowing things to unfold to get you the best possible results. It’s also about trust on all levels.

This is not all doom and gloom. As I drew the Archangel Michael “You Can Do It” card, the energy around it was very strong, positive and determined. You can take these same qualities into your venture.

The Archangel Michael “You Can Do It” card from Doreen Virtue’s Ascended Masters Oracle deck was drawn to answer a reader’s question about a new business with advice to feel the fear and do it anyway.

The “You Can Do It” card is copyright to Doreen Virtue, 2007.

While my advice has been centred around trusting the process of life, this card has come to give you the surety that it is a case of ‘when’ your business will happen not ‘if’.

In the meantime, the road ahead can be less bumpy for you. See that this current imposition is actually an opportunity to put into practice the talents, skills and wisdom from your accumulated life experiences.

Tips on how to release the skeletons in your closet and not let them rattle you:

  • Trust your instinct to know exactly what your blockages are. Sometimes identifying them alone can bring relief.
  • Like the boogeyman, are the challenges you’re facing real or projections of what ‘might’ happen? Letting go of the surmising, speculating and over-analysing will help here.
  • Acknowledge that once the lesson has been learned from this experience you can move on. Your energy and enthusiasm can be better utilised working toward your goal.

When you are on the precipice of something new, it’s natural to feel scared. Interestingly, some people are as afraid of success as they are of failure! Either way, it’s time to come out of the shadows. Terror can be tamed.

You know a book is good when the title has been trademarked. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway has become a common expression for good reason. Author Susan Jeffers points out that, “Underlying all our fears is a lack of trust in ourselves.” So if you can learn to trust and back yourself, these obstacles and blocks will be no more. And just maybe you can do as so many others will be doing this Halloween and turn fear into fun.

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Today’s card has been drawn from the Ascended Masters Oracle Cards. Image and card as well as the guidebook material quoted below is copyright to Doreen Virtue, 2007.

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A previous column titled Don’t ignore issues in life, coincided with Friday 13th and is about embracing the shadow within.

A little extra information…

For additional insight and meaning into today’s Archangel Michael “You Can Do It” card refer to the material below from the guidebook.

Message from Archangel Michael: You’re qualified and ready to take the steps toward your desired outcome. You have what it takes to fulfill your dreams and your life’s purpose. This card signals that it’s time now to make your move. You can do it! Take action without delay or hesitation.

Additional Meanings for This Card:

  • No more preparing or procrastination – just do it
  • You’re a valuable and beloved person
  • Break big goals into smaller steps, and take one step today
  • You’re on the right path
  • Let go of perfectionism and know that you’ll do fine

Archangel Michael is a powerful overseer of guardian angels. He helps lightworkers to remember and to fulfill their life’s purpose. Michael holds a sword of light to cut away fearful attachments that bind us in apathy or procrastination. He gives us courage and strength to make life changes and to move beyond our comfort zone. Call upon Archangel Michael for protection, motivation, clarity, and courage.

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