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Slowing Down

This morning, I received a note in my inbox from TUT that said

“You only ever have to do what you’re capable of doing, Christina, because by design, no matter how things appear, you’ll always have enough time to do it, you’ll do even better than you would have thought, and life will get even richer than you could ever have imagined.

The Universe”
TUT* sends me inspirational messages that are funny, kind, loving and generous – sort of like the universe.  This particular message struck a chord in me because I’ve been feeling tired, sluggish, overloaded and just plain out of ideas.  Being a solo-preneur, this phenomenon leads me to worry about money.  And of course, worrying about money never brings more money.  It just brings negativity and fear.

So, this note shows up in my inbox, and I laugh.  Why?  Because my life to date has been a total confirmation of this message; the important things get done when they’re supposed to (even if not on the date written on my to do list), I most always do even better than I thought, and my life has most definitely been far richer than I ever imagined.

This message inspired me to lean into the feelings.  If I feel tired and sluggish, I’ll rest.  If I feel out of ideas, I’ll stop trying to create for a little while.  If I feel overloaded, I’ll say “no” more often.

And, I’ll get back on the Exquisite Self Care plan.  Exercise, clean foods, time with great friends who inspire me and make me laugh, and lots of good books.  And maybe I’ll clean out a closet.  Or maybe not.  (Very likely not!)

It’s all so simple, and yet as a client said to me recently “we all make it so much more complicated than it has to be.”  What I know for sure is that I’ll let August unfold slowly, with nothing but the intention to take it easy on myself.  Because when I do, I’m usually surprised by how much good comes into my life.

I hope you have a great August, too.

*(To check out TUT, click here.)


  1. I love Tut. I was so angry and pissed off last week, and I was writing about all of my thoughts, and working on myself, and the next morning my Note from the Universe, said something like “Anger and Resentment are okay, and just show that there is something we are learning….” or something like that. I felt like the universe had actually answered me. Awesome.

  2. Chris Brandt says:

    TUT has a way of popping up at just the right time, with just what we need to hear, doesn’t it!

    Hope you’re not angry or resentful any more, and that you’ve learned whatever they were there to teach you, Marquita.

  3. Just wanted to say I really like your site and will definitely be back!

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