Almost two years ago, I suffered from a neck injury that forced me to suddenly quit my safe job and end my 5-year journey as a licensed esthetician. I was so comfy washing faces, prescribing skin cream, and doing advanced peels for a comfortable income in a dark hidden room. I was good at this work, yet it wasn’t my true passion, nor did it challenge me. I had a liberal arts degree from an Ivy League caliber school, a life coaching certification, and a PhD in transpersonal counseling, yet I had no idea how I’d use these and make money as an alternative healer. So I was stuck working at a posh spa in Marin, California even though I hated it, because the money was good, I got health insurance, and I was “safe” in my little hell.
Then, one day at work, a sharp pain shot through my left shoulder for no apparent reason; by the end of the day, I could hardly move. I had to call in sick for the next month, as I couldn’t stand for more than a minute at a time without the pain becoming severe. At that point I’d just become a part-time employee (so I could build my own business), so I didn’t qualify for disability or unemployment. So I was out of commission, and I wasn’t going to be earning anymore commission any time soon! Basically, I was up sh*t creek.
I think my deep dissatisfaction with my work is what made my body fall apart; my job was literally a pain in the neck.
Yet deep down, I knew it was a sign that it was time to quit my “safe job,” so I listened to my body and quit. My boss pretended to feel sorry for me, but I could tell that he was mainly bummed that I was no longer a financial asset to him. It saddened me that I was a disposable commodity, but it confirmed my decision to take off.
I was trapped in my safe spa job and felt hopeless
I was both excited to be done with esthetician work forever. Yet I was forced to move forward in my career next steps, and it freaked me out… How do I make money as a coach!? How will I live off my own salary? Ouchh, my neck really hurt. I tried not to panic, and tuned into my best vice when I get stuck: prayer.
I meditated and prayed daily. Lying on my back on my couch, there was not much else to do but pray, clarify my business goals, and to start my online marketing launch.
Belly up from that big cozy white couch, I launched my first successful coaching business, Aphrodite’s Apprentice, helping spiritual women attract their Twin Flame. It was a dream I’d had for several years, but finally, I went for it. For I had no other choice!
Me in my office with a view in Crete, Greece
Getting a neck injury was the best thing I could have done for myself; it forced me to jump through the fire that I’d been afraid of and avoiding for years. Through the birth pains, and I created a thriving boutique coaching business; I saw clients from over 30 countries in the world via Skype or phone, and enjoyed it more than ever!
The neck pain subsided immediately after I realized that I was never going to have to go back to the spa again – a job that I’d been feeling stuck at for several years. Knowing that I was forever going to be self-employed, set my own hours, and never have to listen to another boss telling me what to do uplifted me and inspired my healing. When I sent an email to my ex-boss again thanking him and sharing with him my new business success – to no surprise – I never heard back from him.
I don’t recommend blindingly jumping. Always make a solid plan to transition from your day job. I actually had one for, but was scared to implement it. So I had gone back to my spa job part-time and procrastinated on launching my biz for about 6 more months. I had made enough money in my spa job to ease into my BLI$$ness over a two year period living really cheaply. The injury was the last push.
Thanks to my neck, my own courage, and to many divine blessing, it took way less than 6-months to succeed in my BLI$$ness. Within the first month, I’d already made $3,000 to my great surprise.
I am grateful I had that cushion of ca$h so I could attract clients in divine timing, rather than in rushed desperation. Desperation scares clients away; I highly recommend all BLI$$ness women start off having a cash-cushion or steady day-job as their BLI$$ness builds.
Now I run my BLI$$ness from all over the world
While I don’t recommend manifesting a neck injury to cut those golden handcuffs, I do suggest stepping through the fire and launching that soul-inspired business/BLI$$ness sooner than later! For me, I think it took a desperate situation to get me to push past my fear. I hope it doesn’t take this much for you.
What I can say is that I have absolutely no regrets on leaving that fear-based J-O-B, don’t miss the work in the slightest (I thought I might), and I have made more money in way less time being self-employed. I also love and adore my “soulmate clients” as I call my clients, and I love the freedom, creativity, and flexibility I have as a BLI$$preneur.
I now get to live between Europe, Asia, and the US coaching, writing, teaching, and running my BLI$$ness, and it’s truly a dream come true. I so wish you the same BLI$$ings and BLE$$ings to come true and know that each and every one of you have what it takes and that your angels are guiding you.
I believe that BLI$$preneurs are the sexiest species of women on earth
It is time women, time for the Divine Feminine to rise in all aspects of ourselves, espeically in areas where we have shut Her out. And yep, we have shut out the Divine Feminine from so many areas, including:
- In our bodies (hence the high rate of hormonal imbalances, high breast and female cancers, etc)
- In our schools and universities
- In childbirth (hence high rates of C-sections and overuse of drugs in birth)
- In medicine in general (overuse of antibiotics, doctors prescribing treatments as if we have too many organs and not enough natural chemicals inside our bodies)
- In business (!!!)
- In our farming practices
- In our finances and banking systems
- In marriage and relationships
Oh Goddess (Lakshmi, Aphrodite, Ashtar, Innana, Kuan Yin, and all of your many other faces and names!),we are ready to bring you into our world, all the way down to the lower chakras. Business takes place in the lower chakras, and I say it’s time to bring bliss down from the Heavens and do BLI$$ness Divine Feminine style.
The Divine Feminine has been hiding from being big and beautiful in Her path on Earth in sooo many ways, and it’s time to change this! We women have been hiding from the Divine Feminine within ourselves for so long, in every aspects of ourselves and our lives, especially in relationship to the masculine, in business and with money. Oops! Yet finally, we are waking up. Finally!!! It’s OK to play big, receive our abundance and wear fancy gowns and crowns again and prance around the temple as High Priestesses (or modern day High-Healed Priestesses in heels as I call us!) with our soul sistas.
It’s time to stop playing small ladies, because that’s no fun. Let us live boldy and ruthlessly and BIG with our Divine Feminine energies channeling throughout all aspects of our lives: love, business, spirituality, childbirth, our farming practices, friendship, fashion, the way we dance, do our hair, touch our children, etc., etc…
It’s also time to stop self-abusing our bodies/minds/spirits, and to stop letting ourselves get abused by anything or anyone. Eat more kale. Wear more of your favorite colors. Take more time to walk the beach. Move somewhere you’ve always wished to live and quit that job that’s literally killing you on the inside. That’s all a game, an illusion: everything is US, everything is Oneness. You are a powerful goddess holding Her light, the Light of oneness through the Feminine so woot woot, embody it baby!
I used to wear all black in order to appear thinner which was really funny because I was thin, a size 2. I wanted to be that perfect model-thin girl and I tried to keep up with the rich preppy kids at my college and I was so miserable. After ten years of trying to be like a man, I belly flopped and became super feminine and spiritual and I guess you could call me a hippie healer. Now I’ve come back to center and I am helping the Divine Feminine rise through the structures of the Masculine in business, and I’ve seen how easy and beautiful it is to let business meet your bliss and make BLI$$ness.
It’s time to let go of the old funky stinky patriarchal paradigms and systems and to create our own that feel so delicious and alive in our Feminine bodies.
Finally: It’s Time for the Divine Feminine to Rise in Business!
Let’s be honest…We all need money to survive and thrive as living breathing goddesses. And we women are indeed reflections of the Great Goddess herself. So let’s stop treating ourselves as peasants, slave girls, rejects, settling for less, believing that we’re “not good enough” or even “not God enough,” for we are God/godess created in her/his/Oneness’ reflection. Business is simply an exchange of goods or services for money, and money is a form of Divine Love brought through an agreed value-exchange. BLI$$ness, as I call it, is the Divine Feminine way of doing business.
The Divine Feminine is rising on Gaia, and She has been rising slowly but surely for the past 5,000 years since the Her fall in Egypt way back when! We are all awakening, remembering, and reclaiming the Divine Feminine and restoring the sacred connection with her Masculine counterpart, the Divine Masculine. Like the ocean rising worldwide, her Feminine wisdom is returning and restoring the memory of the Ancient Sacred ways of the Goddess. I totally get the vivid image of Aphrodite riding the clam as I write this! Here’s a fun artwork my friend/client/graphic artist Cora Flora created for me:
We women have been controlled by limiting thoughts, The Illuminati (the shadow of our collective consciousness), and we have given up our power through the financial systems, through patriarchal marriages, and by being afraid of money and business. We convince ourselves that business isn’t spiritual and that money is the root of all evil in many lifetimes.
We take vows of poverty and swear that we are more holy because we sever the Divine Feminine from our financial lives. What a hoax! What a mistake! Money is a form of Divine Feminine spiritual love. Love coming through a physical masculine form. It’s kinda sexy just talking about this! The tantra of money fascinates me.
Financial systems are meant to reflect the highest potential and sharing and Love of humankind. And guess what? We aren’t meant to run from this potential. We are meant to connect with the great exchange of money and love. As we do this we will:
- Eradicate all forms of slavery and enslavement, sex trafficking etc
- Free ourselves into abundance and financial wealth
- Step into limitless prosperity
- Quit our day jobs that don’t serve our highest potential
- Allow us to be honored with coins of Gold as Goddesses
- Make love to our money, and live in Holy MatriMoney
- Donate massively to charities
- Rebuild the Goddess Temples, which are friggin expensive and beautiful!
That’s all I have to say for now. What a fun article to write. My BLI$$ness is done for the day. Lovin’ you!
So looking forward to the launch of DrAmandaNoelle.com next week. Can’t wait to share it with you luscious ladies!