I don’t know

“Would you like to know your future? If your answer is yes, think again. Not knowing is the greatest life motivator. So enjoy, endure, survive each moment as it comes to you in its proper sequence—a surprise.” ~ Vera Nazarian

 

Before and after my recent national TV appearance, which you can view here, I spent a lot of time in solitude grounding myself for whatever happens—or does not happen—next.

I am still in that reflective time—embracing the joy of new possibilities and letting go of old ways of being that no longer serve my growth.

Many of my clients and friends are in this “waiting time”—wanting their new dreams to manifest. Some feel guilty, or impatient, for not knowing what is next.

I say, based on training in neuroscience and wisdom gained through my spiritual journey, that these words “I DON’T KNOW” are some of the most powerful words to embrace.

Not knowing gives us the chance to truly create anew. When we focus on what we already know, we often end up repeating the past.   The gap time between the old ways of being and the new is our most creative, fruitful time. And yes, this period of staying in the unfamiliar causes angst, for it means we need to let go of control.

The trick is not to focus, or base progress, on external circumstances during this time of unknowns. It may look like nothing is changing on the outside, yet the internal transformation that comes from staying with the pause can be life-altering.

In the words of Henri J. M. Nouwen, from his book, Life of The Beloved:

“I have found it very important in my own life to try to let go of my wishes and instead to live in hope. I am finding that when I choose to let go of my sometimes petty and superficial wishes and trust that my life is precious and meaningful in the eyes of God, something really new, something beyond my own expectations begins to happen to me…To wait with openness and trust is an enormously radical attitude toward life.”

As excited as I am to see if anything new comes of my TV debut, I am staying detached to outcomes.

Instead, I’m staying focused on rest and renewal now. And soon, I am bringing forth all I created anew from times spent in that waiting period before the TV opportunity arose.

Check out my new Podcast trailer. “Intimate Conversation with Gail Jones,” which launches January, 5th. Subscribe now to get notifications. I have an exciting lineup of guests scheduled to appear that I will be announcing in the New Year.

To waiting in openness and trust,

Gail

PS–YOU were THE BEST part of being on national TV.  Hearing  from friends, family and clients across the country (and even the UK) throughout the day, and the week, touched a very deep place in my heart.  I felt so many of you there with me “in spirit” during this milestone moment of my career.

A HUGE THANK YOU…I am so blessed to have you in my life, and the worthiness community I am building.  WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER!

I took the above photos at Lake Crabtree, Cary, N.C. I love how the seagulls nested before they took flight. It is the same process for us in bringing forth new dreams: to get grounded first before we soar.

COMING IN JANUARY-EMPOWERING YOURSELF THROUGH GROUP COACHING

My recent appearance on CBS-TV is directly related to the dream I placed on my vision board for becoming a nationally recognized expert on worthiness.  In fact, 90 percent of the dreams I have placed on my vision boards in the past three years have come true. Why? I incorporate neuroscience and other unique tools in creating my vision boards and spend time getting VERY CLEAR beforehand.

 I would like to help you do the same, using the power of group energy to accelerate the process.

 

BRINGING YOUR DREAMS TO LIFE in 2021

(Via my new ZOOM group coaching classes)

 

Special introductory session, $25:

“Harnessing the Power of the Vision Board Using Neuroscience”

…Creating anew beyond just the pictures

SIGN UP EARLY as this group coaching session is expected to fill up fast. Times and dates to be determined based on most common availability, across time zones, for those who sign up. Email gailjones@claimyourworthiness.com to get placed on the pre-registration list. PLEASE INDICATE THE TIME ZONE IN WHICH YOU LIVE.

A subsequent, four-session (February to May) monthly group program to follow: “Using the Vision Board as a Catalyst for Change”—Opening the door to expanding your life in unlimited ways, and staying on track with your dreams. (Price to be determined later based on the size of group.)

HOLIDAY SPECIAL:

I am offering “Gift Certificates of Self-Care” for individual phone or private Zoom coaching sessions (in addition to my six-session packages), per the request of my clients who have enjoyed purchasing these for their family, friends and colleagues.   Email gailjones@claimyourworthiness.com to learn more. 

 

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  • Maria Tropp says:

    Hi Gail,
    First and foremost a huge congratulations on this amazing (TV) accomplishment!!!

    You are a pioneer in your work and your beautiful message of self love and worthiness is life changing..it certainly was for me!!!

    Reading your blog I felt like you did a wonderful job of appreciating this TV interview as a big opportunity, but not connecting all of your hopes and dreams with it.

    This speaks to your message of worthiness, which comes from us loving and appreciating ourselves from inside.

    • Gail Kauranen Jones says:

      Maria: Thank you for your kind and supportive words. I especially appreciate how you made the connection between an external event not defining our internal sense of worth. I also know, had I not done my own “inner work” to claim my worthiness, I may not have manifested this major opportunity to share my worthiness platform with a national audience. I am grateful CBS/The Doctors recognized its value and provided me the opportunity to share my message–and for all those who helped me get ready for the big day (as I acknowledged in previous posts). It was fun to become more visible in a new way! Blessings, Gail

  • Doug Campbell says:

    Gail…

    So many of us have been conditioned throughout our lives to make a plan and to stick to it.

    It is counterintuitive to allow the universe to guide us, yet sometimes that is exactly what the DR. orders.

    Be open to God winks, to little nudges that point us in 1 direction or another.

    Our purpose in life is to be a utensil for the universe to use us, to create anew. To be the paintbrush in the hands of the creator.

    Thanks for reminding us that there are greater powers in the universe, besides our own egos!

    • Gail Kauranen Jones says:

      Thanks, Doug, for your perspective on my post, and to see ourselves as “the paintbrush in the hands of the creator.” And we must remember, too, that we have to do our part, and show up, and take consistent actions, be courageous to leave our comfort zones when “nudged” as you say…and then know when to pause and allow in. And, to be grateful for others who support us, and the opportunities that come forth. I am so appreciative that CBS/The Doctors provided a venue for sharing my worthiness mission to help others. Blessings, Gail

  • Lisa May says:

    Love this, Gail! Continued reinforcement that the unknown is “the place to be,” unattached to outcome, yet with clear intention! Thank you for sharing and for that powerful reminder. Huge congratulations on your National TV coverage…..very well deserved.

    • Gail Kauranen Jones says:

      Thanks, Lisa: Yes miracles happen in the unknown, and we open to new possibilities beyond what we “knew” to grace:)…Thanks again for your congrats on my national TV exposure. Blessings, Gail

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