I developed a spiritual practice involving LinkedIn.
I needed recommendations. (Start from a genuine need. A genuine need is power.)
I began writing recommendations. (Give what you would receive.)
I recommend only those already in my LinkedIn network whose work I truly LOVE. (Abundance follows love.)
I noted on my calendar to write three LinkedIn recommendations every other week, and I do that. (Structure and discipline are part of the clarity that produces abundance.)
At first, it was hard sometimes. (Artificial obstacles are not structure: pushing through artificial obstacles constitutes discipline.)
On hard days, though, in fact writing my three recommendations totally changed my day. (Real structure holds our transformation tenderly.)
And: I love it! I feel like a goddess, a shaman, a fairy godmother, when I click “send” with my personal note about why I do this practice, and what it means to me. (This is the deepest reward of the practice: reminder of my own power to build the beloved community.)
And when I asked–once, that was all I needed–for recommendations, I received the most incredible abundance. And not necessarily from the people I had recommended.
You can see my recommendations on my LinkedIn page. But what you can’t see is the inner transformation and my feeling I have entered a new pattern completely. The recommendations I have received filled me up but I am still doing this practice. (What I thought I created to meet my genuine need brought me to a whole new level. It transformed me!)
In addition, I have had numerous people tell me the kindest things in response to my practice, which I assure them is self-serving–not just in recommendations but in re-centering me in my power, especially on a hard day, but on every day I do it.
If you would like to emulate this practice, do so! It’s yours. Enter the pattern with me, and grow the beloved community.