Patty has a big announcement on this episode. You can now pre-order her book! To make it even better, she’s got loads of great bonus gifts for those who order early.
Getting ready to launch a book is a huge undertaking with lots of moving parts. Patty shares that she’s found herself trying to make this harder than it has to be. That’s a pattern many of us fall into.
How do you stop making things harder?
Start with this simple question. What would feel easy, right now? Patty explains how she did this for herself and the result that followed.
Patty shares an excerpt from her book! You have to hear the lovely dedication and introduction as only she can share it.
You’ll find out how she learned to lean into her intuition. She didn’t always hear messages from her guides or talk to people who have crossed over. She’s pulling the curtain back on her personal journey.
This is a fun sneak peek into the book!
Make Space for Magic (the book!)
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0:00:04.5 S1: Welcome to the space for magic podcast, where people who are led by their hearts come to learn the secrets to receiving all the gifts the Universe has for us. I’m your host, Patty Lennon, I’m an ex type-a corporate banker turned intuitive coach using a blend of common sense, brain science and just a dash of magic. I’m here to help you create abundance in every area of your life and business. Welcome.
0:00:36.6 S2: Hey, they’re welcome to this episode of the space for magic podcast. I’m your host, Patty Lennon. And the question I have for you today is, do you know how to make it easier on yourself? And the reason I’m asking the question is ’cause it’s what I’ve been pondering myself, I have somehow worked myself into a space of making things more complicated than they need to be, forgetting that I get to hand it off to the divine, like all of it. If it feels hard and understanding that when it feels like I’m pushing a boulder up a hill, that that is my son, that I’m doing more than my 100%. You know the stuff I preach here, every week, learning it once again. And so I think the reason I got back into this space is because this particular episode is the episode where I’m announcing that the book make space for magic is now available for pre-sale, which means you can order it today and you will be one of the first to get a copy shipped to you, not only that, but when you order it, an advanced copy today, you will get a bunch of bonuses that we’ve created to make it fun and exciting, we’re gonna have a private Facebook group just for you.
0:02:05.1 S2: If you are our magic maker, if you order in or pre-sale period, because you’re helping us make the magic around the book grow, and we wanna reward you for that, you’ve got a backstage pass to some private conversations I had with the publisher… With my team, we’re gonna talk about some Oracle card readings that relate to creation and lots of other fun stuff, plus you’re going to get a sneak peek at the book itself before it even shifts, so if that feels good to you, you can… I’ll just tell you right now, you can go to pay Len dot com, make space for Magic, and you will get all the details there on what to do, you just order the book on Amazon or any retailer, I send us the receipt and we will send you your bonus. So as I was thinking about how to introduce the book today, it felt hard simply ’cause I feel like I’ve told you a lot about it already. I’ve been talking about it, gosh, off and on for over a year as it’s been being creative, and my good friend piece and said, What would feel easy right now…
0:03:25.4 S2: What would feel easy? The question that always sparks a bit more inspiration, and I suddenly realize, You know, I would feel really easy is to just give you a piece of the book to just read you a part of the book. And so that’s what I’m gonna do. And before I jump into it though, what I’d like to offer you, before I even start telling you this little story is to ask you, think of a challenge you’ve got right now, think of something that feels really hard, what will you feel easy right now and can you give yourself that grace. Alright, so we go. Let’s jump in. Make space for magic is the title of the book. And the title page… Should I just read the title page make space for magic by Patty Lennon? And I do wanna offer this the first time I’m saying this out loud, the dedication of the book is to Matthew and Katie, my best and favorite teachers, so much of what I offer in the book comes from the wisdom I’ve gained from either directly from my children, Matthew and kadir from being their mom. So with that, let’s jump in.
0:04:38.5 S2: Introduction, when I was seven years old, I knew exactly what I was going to be when I grew up, a missionary. I was gonna go out and tell people that God loved them. And it would be awesome. I would sit with them and I would love them, and I would show them that they were not alone. I was Catholic, and just to be clear, I didn’t wanna convince other people to convert to my religion, it never occurred to me that that was part of the job description, it was simply that it broke my heart to think that someone else might be living… Scared alone or in poverty, without knowing that they had this divine being that loved them unconditionally, when I thought about my future, it was impossible to conceive of doing anything else, and then I became a corporate banker, obviously a career very closely related to my childhood dreams. I didn’t set out to become a banker, I fell into it. By the time I was in college, I had come to realize that my childhood dream of missionary work, I’ll be an altruistic, wasn’t realistic, I eventually translate my desire to help others into a desire of becoming a public defender.
0:05:44.9 S2: I love the law and found join es in the college course work. My senior year, I got a coveted internship with the broom County Public Defender’s Office. At first, the work was exciting and fulfilling, but it wasn’t long before I recognize the injustice in our justice system, the public defenders I supported in my internship, or nothing less than superheroes in their fight for our clients, but I could see they were set up to fail as I looked across the landscape of that career, I couldn’t step forward, I had no idea what I was going to do with my life, but I knew it wasn’t long, I left college in 1993 to… He’s a grim job market, which was fine, because I’m not sure I would have known what to look for anyway, even if the market was on fire, I applied to a temp agency and they placed me out of bank. My uncle owned a finance company and I’d let me work there during the summer, so I came with some industry background, without that, I’m not sure I would have even qualified for Tempore back then. The first time I received in my new role was to update client mailing addresses in our system, if you’ve ever filled out a change of address form on the back of a billing statement, mailed it in and wonder how we got updated…
0:06:55.2 S2: I am gonna pull back the curtain for you, a reason, and otherwise, unemployable graduate is sitting at a desk for hours making those keystrokes happened midway through one afternoon, I finished up a stack of address changes I’ve been given and asked my manager for more… She said she had left me three piles right there on my desk, and I told her those were done, she was in shock and told me that she would normally have given the team a week to process those piles. She told her second-in-command, Look, look what Pat… Just it. I’m not gonna lie, after feeling lost for so long, the sweep bomb of data processing success felt good. I arrived at my time job every day year to exceed the very low bar that had been set for me, as a result, my manager noticed and within a few weeks offered me a permanent job, I knew this wasn’t my calling, but it was a paycheck, and he came with health benefits, my parents seemed so fixated on… I took it, I would pay my bills until I figured out what I was going to do with my life. During the first five years, I walked into that building with a sense that this was a temporary placement, I had absolutely no desire to climb the corporate ladder, but I was a perfectionist, heavily addicted to people pleasing and recognition, so I had a natural repent to do excellent work and always be on the lookout for how I could help my managers without trying…
0:08:21.8 S2: I was quickly promoted over and over again, then something shifted, I was recruited on to the team of someone who become one of my favorite managers and mentors, it was a sales position, and I soon found I loved it. The position allowed me to travel and entertain while helping our business clients find financial solutions, at first, the joy of closing a deal carried me along, eventually the joy of being really good at something propelled me to see banking as a career to… I took on more responsibility and received more accolades, and my original yearning to help people know God’s love was seated by the ability to help our clients in our internal team. When I met my husband at each 29, I was a vice president of something… Honestly, I can’t even remember, but I loved it and I loved him. We married when I was 31 and we immediately began trying to have children, months and months passed, and eventually after a year, my doctor said we need to consider that one of us was infertile. I remember when I curled up in my bedroom on the floor sobbing, side note, I still wonder why I was on the floor.
0:09:28.9 S2: The memory is so clear, the bag would have been so much more comfortable, maybe the floor just felt like a better match for the frustration and desperation, I felt… It was the first time, but certainly not the last, where my reality is so completely opposed what I knew to be true. I knew I was meant to have children, and I also knew I wasn’t meant to have fertility treatments, back then, I rarely leaned into the intuition that guides my life today, but I did where pregnancy was concerned, motherhood would eventually become the thing that awaken needs my own intuition and this break down on the floor was one of the first steps in that direction, I could feel my children inside my heart, and so I concluded adoption would ultimately be our route, but I was so worn out by all the trying and failing that I needed a break, I need to regroup and regain my energy for the roda had, my husband and I took some time off and… Hey, to Cape Cod to relax. It was early fall and the cape was Well, beautiful and MD exactly what I needed. Five weeks later, I was getting ready to check out of my hotel room, having just wrapped up in industry of them, when I felt so ill, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to handle the drive home.
0:10:40.3 S2: I asked my friend and colleague if I had really drank enough to make me this set, I only remembered having a few drinks, but our events often ended in were hours of the night, and it was possible I had lost track of my consumption. She laughed at me and said, I don’t think so, but maybe I was getting old. Then she looked at me and said, something’s different. I watched your eyes study my face and then give me a once over, your boobs are bigger, She exclaimed and your faith is different. Oh my God. Are you pregnant? I brushed her off. Of course not. She knew… Well, the struggle we had had getting pregnant, it was weird that she even suggested it, she demanded I call that my husband and have him pick up a pregnancy test so I could take it as soon as I got home, for months, we had bought those tests in both in the first months, I took them almost daily when I thought I had missed my period, just seeing them in the bathroom broke my heart with tossed some weeks before I debate it, whether I should even call that, I didn’t wanna get his hopes that I was 99% confident I was not pregnant.
0:11:46.7 S2: I mean, you’d know, wouldn’t you… But as I thought that I realized I was late, I was very late. I called, Man, I asked him to get the test, it’s probably nothing but I feel so nauseous, I just wanna rule it out. That night when I got home, I stepped into Matt’s arms and leave my head on his chest, my safe place, the nausea had stopped, and I had already decided it was just a long night that had me feeling ill earlier, Matt didn’t even ask me about taking the test, we had both been through this process so many times, there wasn’t room for hope, once we caught up, I headed up to change, did you put the test in the bathroom? I asked Shore, did it’s under the sink? He said, I plotted up the stairs filling the exhaustion from the long business trip of late nights, deep in my bones, I pulled off my jacket, stepped out of my spans and headed into the bathroom, might as well get it over with, I thought a penis stick like I done 50 times before, set it down and proceed to wash up for the night, by the time I tetrarch, I almost forgot the test was there, but it caught my eyes, I turned to leave, I picked it up and saw the one thing I’d to desperately for all those months, I was pregnant.
0:13:00.1 S2: As soon as I saw the little plus sign of voice, I didn’t recognize, said, It’s a boy, I thought it was my imagination, so I shook it off and walked into the den where my husband was waiting… He didn’t even look up at me. I’m sure you’d forgotten about the test too, you can only take so much pain before your nervous system grades processes to protect you both Matt and I’d become numb to the answers in those pregnancy tests, not… I said Slowly, I wasn’t even sure what to say next, how many times had I gotten us both excited by a period that was a few days late, I think I might be pregnant, have been used so much. I couldn’t bring myself to even say it, he was looking at me now, what he said, curious, but still not making the connection between standing there staring at him and the pregnancy test, and that is when the words found me… I didn’t think I was pregnant, I knew I was pregnant. I never said those words before. We are pregnant, motherhood. Our first child, Matthew was born in 2005… Or miracle in 2007, we welcomed our daughter Katie into the world.
0:14:07.7 S2: In the two years after math, he was born, our world became monument ally busier. Not only were at I juggling children and work, but we were both in school getting Master’s degrees, that business and me and psychology, we held more responsibility in our respective jobs, and I was trying to perform as a star player for my team with reduced work hours on Let me ensure my children didn’t spend all their waking hours in day care, Manning door commitments with getting the kids to day care in scheduling ourselves, so one of us was with the kids as much as physically possible. This man, I was out and out of the house at 70 am to get to work by eight, so I could leave and pick the kids up by three to drop the kids off at nine, that went to work late and therefore was homely. Matt managed the morning with ten of getting the kids dressed, assembling lunches and getting himself ready, then raising to day care with the hopes he gets to work on time, I handled the evening routine, I raised to day care in the hopes of getting there before my daughter was put down for her late afternoon now, which always threw off our schedule, the guilt of working…
0:15:08.2 S2: Drove me to make the most of our time. So as soon as I had the kids with me, I focused all my attention on them, this meant I gave myself your time to decompress from work or daycare, pickups, we came home and immediately jumped into child-led activities, I throw dinner together all while keeping eye contact both kids. So they know how much they were loved. That got in just in time to have dinner with us. Most nights after dinner, we jumped into the evening routine, which included that stories and laying time process that the kids seemed to extend longer and longer every night, most nights once the kids were in bed, I poured myself a glass of why needing the support to relax enough to breathe, I always felt like I was trying to catch up with the mother, an employee I knew I should be, I kept falling short of… I’d like to say I tried to be the kind of wife I knew it could be, but that would be a lie, I love my husband, but there was no NRG for any aspirational wife Ines date nights. What’s that? It wasn’t that we didn’t love each other, I did and still do love math deeply, but once the kids came along, there was just so much to do, they’re finding time for romance felt like a hill I didn’t even know how to climb and definitely didn’t have the energy form, I knew I had the advantages that most women did it, I had a fully involved husband and father, the money for good day care, a male boss who understood it and valued family balance, I appreciate it, my work and was happy, let me work reduced hours so my kids weren’t in day care all day long, we had money for whom we owned to working cars, food and whatever our kids need it.
0:16:36.4 S2: We weren’t rich, but I knew we were deeply blessed, which is why it was so hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that it could not seem to excel in my work the way I once had, and I never felt that I could excel in motherhood, the way I had in other things, I had dedicated this much time, research and effort to the quiet pulse of not enough, no matter what I did, there was always a quiet posing voice inside of me saying, not enough, not enough. From the moment I got up until I went to bed, I was going, going, going. And yet it wasn’t enough to be the version of myself, I knew I could be… There was however one… Only each day when I got to slow down and just be… It was my very favorite time of day, I would play with my son in his bed, and as he readied himself or sleep and head into my daughter’s room where I would hold her in the darkness, rocking back and forth, my son had always been a hird, dude from the moment he came into the world, He needs a lot of interaction to be satisfied to slip off to Dreamland, but my daughter was the complete opposite, put her down and she’d go to sleep.
0:17:37.5 S2: Not a peep out of her. The rocking time was for me, I dress her big baby happiness in my arms, grounded by the sheer volume of her and rock, sometimes he’d look at me, other times she sat star off just over my shoulder, but always so still so quiet, so peaceful. As if to say, It’s okay, mom. You let me know when you’re ready to let go. It was just close to meditation as I could get back then, so it was really startling one night as we sat there and rocked and her body jerk just as quickly she settled down until a few minute moments later when the same thing happened. I lean closer in the darkness to see if her little baby feet was sprung up in pain or distress, but no, just her peaceful little south staring back at me, that’s when I noticed the drops of water on her cheek… Where did they come from? I looked up expecting to see a week in the ceiling, but even in the darkness, I could see it was dry, and that’s when I realized the water was mine, those drops on her face were my tears.
0:18:37.0 S2: I said dumb founded trying to find the reason why there were tears pouring down my cheeks and how I didn’t know the tears were pouring down my chiefs to begin with, as the seconds tick by the reality of where I was, who I was and how I felt closed in, deep down and are me, I was so deeply, deeply sad, but more frightening was the fact that until that moment I had no idea, because wrap tightly around all that sadness was numbness, somehow I would turn the dial on my own inner truth to me as I breathed into the sadness, the layers of everything I felt started to float up to the top, the of trying to excel at a job I was doing, and half the time it needed the loss of my personal freedom and worst of all, the overwhelming pressure of being a mom to two little ones, I was instantly discussed it with myself, I knew how much I had to be grateful for, I had so much, the greatest of which was two healthy kids, I was holding this precise human and feeling bad as I looked at my… I thought you deserve so much better than me.
0:19:39.2 S2: Alright, well, that concludes the beginning of mixes for Magic. Thank you so much for listing with me, if you wanna find out what happened after that moment, please pre-harder my book, and you’ll be able to get an advance read copy in our special group where we’ll be talking all about what it was like at that time, in my life, and I’ll be honest with you, by the time you listen to this, it’ll probably seem like a pretty clean recording because the editors at my podcasting production team are awesome, but I was crying even reading this to you because even now, I still remember what that life was like for me back then, and even though it’s been years since I was in that space, since I discovered how to make space for magic, it’s also like I was yesterday, and the God that I would have lost out on. All the gifts that I have received over the years had I not woken up to the truth of how hard I was pushing and how difficult I was making it on myself, and I had figured out how to release the control and the pressure and the unreasonable expectations.
0:20:58.9 S2: I don’t know what my life would be like right now, and I’m so grateful to have gotten here and to share what I can share with you on the journey of making space for magic in your own life, so I hope you would consider that question I offered you, at the beginning of this podcast, what would be easy or what would be easier, Can you honor that question for yourself, because I promise you it takes you on a path filled with magic, build with blessings, filled with divine help and love and support, and it’s one of the most courageous questions you can answer for yourself, I send you so much love and again, please grab the book, sign up for bonuses and join me in our special magic makers group where we’re gonna just be diving in and make an extra magic and having fun. Go to headline dot com, make space for magic, and you’ll receive all the instructions right there on how to be a part of this party that’s going on.
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