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Do you have too many ideas?

written by Maggie Sale Ostara, PhD

Have you ever experienced any of these?  Many creative people do. 

  • Too many ideas.
  • Too many different people to work with.
  • Too much to offer to be able to express in 30 seconds.
  • Basically too much.

This is a sign of overwhelm. Too much is overwhelming, isn’t it?

In the realm of energy, you can experience many, many, many ideas—because it’s easy to create in the nonphysical.  But when you are considering what to create in the physical world, it’s important to be selective because it takes much more effort to create—and then recreate or tweak—in the physical world.  Learning the skills of selection and focus are critical, particularly for creative and intuitive people.

And focus is key. One-pointed focus is needed to create a successful business. It just is. It doesn’t mean you can’t have layers, and complexity and even complication. But one-pointed focus sends a message to the Universe about what you are creating, and all the unseen forces available that know how to help you. If you don’t focus, then the Universe doesn’t know how to help–the message isn’t clear.  You are sending the support available to you into different directions.

If you don’t know where to focus, you need to ask yourself why is that? Not because you are doing anything bad or wrong, or even worse, you are bad or wrong. But because being overwhelmed keeps you from moving forward. It keeps you in place. It gives you a “reason” to stay much smaller than you actually are. It becomes a reason not to take responsibility, because it inhibits your respond-ability.

When you are overwhelmed you can’t respond well. You can’t think clearly, you can’t see possibilities and opportunities. You actually do not want to see them because you would not know what to do with them if you did see them–because you are already overfull with what you have in front of you. Ironic but true. Any of this sound familiar? (Does to me.)

Now why would that be? Why would you agree to let your consciousness be taken over like that? Not consciously maybe, but taken over nevertheless.

To stay safe. Safe from judgment by others. Safe from going for it and failing. Safe from becoming visible because you come into focus for others. Safe–but at what cost?

Marshall Rosenberg, the brilliant and compassionate founder of Non-Violent Communication, says: “Well, you can’t fall very far if you sleep on the floor.”

And the other side of too much is, of course, not enough. Not enough focus, not enough clients, not enough business, not enough revenue, not enough energy, not enough momentum, not enough joy, satisfaction, contribution, etc.

I decided to go the metaphysical rather than the practical route in this article because it’s important to become aware of what is going on underneath the surface. Giving you marketing strategies about your message and your niche fall on deaf ears if this other stuff is going on underneath.

So ask yourself: do I already have information about focusing my message and choosing my ideal clients, and I keep not doing it? I keep resisting it. It doesn’t feel right somehow. I have the information, but I am not implementing it.

Because if this is true for you, something else is going on. It’s not that you have too much information, or too much medicine to offer, or ideas, or people you can help. Because you know what–we are so blessed that the world is full of talented, skillful, gifted people, just like you. It’s not that. It’s that you don’t want, on some level, to come into focus.

And I want you to come into focus because I want to be able to see and hear you. I want to know who you are and what you are about. I want to know who you are here to serve. And I, and everyone else, can only see and hear you in clear digestible bites.

Those you are here to serve are seeking you. If you send your message and energy in too many different directions, they won’t be able to find you. Rest assured that as you build your village, and you enter into conversation with your people, your larger message can and will unfold. They have to come through the portal into your village first. And that requires focus.

Coming into focus does not mean you are in a box, or compromising yourself, or shutting yourself down or out. It means you are becoming visible. Are you willing? Will you show yourself in a way that we can see you clearly?

Maggie Sale Ostara, PhD left her prestigious job as the Director of Women’s a Gender Studies at Columbia University when she realized she’s not built to work for anyone else. Since then, Dr. Ostara has become a Certified Human Design Specialist (Level 4), a Certified Clarity Breathwork Practitioner, a highly sought after teacher-mentor, who teaches high-achieving women how to develop their personal sovereignty, to activate their super powers, and to unleash themselves from society’s prescription of success.

She’s the creator of the Soul Signature Self Awareness Project, the Wheel of Power of the Visionary Entrepreneur, and over 20 educational programs focused building soul-inspired businesses that positively impact the world and taking command of your life through personal sovereignty. She’s hosted 5 multi-speaker online conferences, and spoken on over 15 such conferences reaching audiences of over 200,000 participants.

With two decades of experience supporting 20,000+ students and hundreds of clients through her online programs and conferences, Dr. Ostara teaches how to avoid overwhelm and burnout, how to make reliable decisions, how to create a bigger impact with less effort, and how to transform inner liabilities into powerful assets and allies.