Aligning with Your Best Options

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Tips for Nurtured Entrepreneurs | 4 Comments

I am fond of tools.  I love hand tools that do what they are designed to do with ease and grace:  needle-nose pliers; kitchen shears; citrus peelers; devices that can cut open those plastic clamshell packages.  Another category of tools I’m quite fond of is tools for vibrational tune-ups.  That is, tools that help me recover my mojo; liberate me from ego-entrapment; plug me back into the truth of my Being.

This week, a vibrational tuning tool popped into my in-box (priceless mail v. junk mail) and I want to share it with you.  If you love and know horses, you’ll appreciate this one.  It comes courtesy of one of my besties, Martha Beck.  I unabashedly adore Martha.

Imagine there’s you as the Horse Self and you the Rider Self (aka, Higher Self).  Here’s what she says:

“You may feel your own Rider Self guiding you right now, tugging at your head, tapping your sides, trying to wiggle you out of your job or into learning French or adopting a child. Begin tuning into it. Pay attention to the subtle tugs and flutters. Try something—anything. Then try something else. When you go toward your best option, the pressure will suddenly disappear. Pay attention. Repeat.” 

Isn’t that a good one?  Tune in.  Experiment.  Stay curious while you try different options.  When you find the one that feels best, the Rider/Higher Self will relax and off you trot in synch.

This week I’ve been feeling a lot of tugging, tapping, and wiggling as I work on my new web site and business focus.  I called a sister IIE (that’s intuitive, introvert entrepreneur) and said, “Help!  Meet me for lunch and make it quick!”

We noshed and brainstormed about the wording of the tag line and other descriptors.  I blurted out, “If I’m going for clear, clean, and current communication I want the truth and nothing but the truth in the truest way I can say it.”  Responding, she articulated the very heart of the descriptions we’d been bandying back and forth.  Bingo.  We high-fived each other, grinned and finished lunch.  No more tugging, tapping, wiggling.

Be the horse.  Feel the rider.  Tune up and trot on!




  1. Jane Kalagher
    May 15, 2014

    This post came at the perfect time for me. Thanks, Jana!

    • Jana Jopson
      May 15, 2014

      You are so very welcome, Jane. We both have Martha to thank! May blessings to you.

  2. Andrea Conway
    May 19, 2014

    Confession: I had so much resistance to this! I found Martha’s email annoying when it came and your post struck me the same way. My practice of asking for guidance and trying this or that didn’t seem to be yielding anything but a lot of turning in circles and false starts. And then… the other day a big decision that had been hanging out at the edges of my awareness for six months or so, suddenly popped into my reality proclaiming “this is it and the time is now.” The truth and rightness of it were undeniable – and suddenly the pressure was off. Not that it won’t take focus and time to accomplish but the path is clear and already unfolding with ease. I had to come back here and let you know! Thank you for the healings you create on your blog.

    • Jana Jopson
      May 20, 2014

      The “turning in circles and false starts” phrase paints a vivid picture of what was going on while the Big Decision circled around closer and closer before coming in for a landing. I find there’s something about states of annoyance/irritability that are different from states of fear/anxiety in terms of what they portend. Thanks for coming back with a disclosure and update. Hurray for the release of pressure, clarity and ease!


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