2020 has presented all of us with unexpected challenges. Because we can’t do all the things we used to do, many of us have decided that we don’t have control over what happens.
Patty reminds us that the solution isn’t outside us. Circumstances have not limited what the Universe can provide.
The Universe can bring us what we desire for our souls highest good. A pandemic may mean you aren’t jetting off to Italy, but the Universe can deliver an experience to match the feeling of that experience.
Receiving comes from clarity and certainty about what you really want. What’s at the root of your desire? The Universe isn’t limited by circumstances. You don’t have to settle or suffer or continue to feel stuck.
Let Patty explain how to shift to receiving.
Training: How to Recognize Signs from the Universe
Welcome to the wealth and purpose podcast, where people who are led by their hearts come to learn the secrets to creating wealth in a way that feels really good and live their purpose fully in the process. I’m your host, Patty Lennon. I’m an ex type-A corporate banker turned intuitive business coach. I’m also a wife, a mom to two. Pre-teens a professor girl scout leader in, well, Hey, you get it like you I wear a lot of hats. Whether you’re looking for inspiration to get started or strategies to get growing, I am here to help you create abundance in every area of your life and business. Welcome.
Hey everyone. Welcome to this episode of wealth and purpose podcast. I’m Patty Lennon, your host. And today I want to talk to you about moving forward, getting stuff done, attracting things into your life. Having fun, basically not staying stuck. Now that may feel like a cruel joke that may feel like a criticism that might feel uncomfortable that might get you angry. If any of those things are happening for you right now. When I say that you do not have to stay stock good news, because you’re going to get the most benefit out of this particular episode. So what I have found and look, I’m guilty of it myself, is that because of the pandemic we collectively, I think as a people, but certainly I have, and a lot of my clients have, have gotten into this place where we feel stuck and that our stuckness is outside of our control.
We feel limited. We feel trapped, enclosed, all lots of different words to mean that because you can’t do everything you could do before the pandemic came, that somehow you’re limited in the joy, the prosperity, the peace, the wellbeing, whatever it is that you, that you desire. And that’s reasonable to conclude that, right? I mean, there’s, there’s logic in that that, you know, Hey, um, I was talking to a client and I said, you know, she was just saying, she, how bored she feels and how dull she feels. And basically communicating that you couldn’t change it. She didn’t think she could change it. And I said, well, what would you be doing now? If the pandemic wasn’t on, she said, we’d be flying to the West coast for vacation. Um, we’d be doing X. We’ve been doing Y right. Lots of different things that legitimately she can’t or won’t do because of the pandemic.
You know, that’s what a lot of people were feeling in their businesses, in their careers, lots of different ways. And what I can tell you is that this pandemic as difficult as it is, and I’m not taking away from that. It has not limited the universe’s ability to meet our desires fully. And it’s so easy to lose track of that. It’s so easy to limit what we ask for what we reach for what we choose because of external constraints. And I actually lived this very, very concretely when my kids were very little and I was just reading a fiction book. And the baseline of the story was a mom with three small children, three kids under four. And just how limited her life was because of having to constantly care for them. And her husband was a struggling artist doing, putting all kinds of hours into his work.
And she had chosen to leave her work because the cost of, you know, putting all three kids in care was too much. So I found myself getting triggered as I was reading the book, which is amazing since it’s fiction, but I’m thinking you idiot, like do her husband, you idiot, like when you’re done with your day, you need to take care of the kids. And yet they’re walking through as if she’s had the whole day off. And you know, he’s been slaving away at his art. So clearly there was something for me to work on there. And that’s what prompted impart this podcast episode, because I realized deaf feeling of being suffocated. That feeling of being limited by being controlled by other people or outside circumstances apparently is a lie for me right now. And, and definitely a lie for so many of the people I’m talking to.
It was a good reminder for me. And even though I’ve been saying it to my own clients, but I had to feel it for myself, that none of this limits, the university’s ability to bring us exactly what we desire or to meet the desires that are at our soul’s highest good. And even when I was talking to the client who wanted to travel and we were really drilling down. And what about that? And what about that? Do you really want, and what about that? Do you really want, when we got to it, it was, you know, she was missing socializing, um, and we were able to come up with some ways that she could meet, get those needs met. But what had happened was she was so locked into the belief that a good person would stay in their home and not socialize at all that that was selfish.
And where we came to was there was a safe way to do it a safe way. That was, it was focused on her because her happiness, her joy, her full expression of herself allows her to fully serve her clients, her family, that finding a way to make that socialization was important. But the thing is, if we lock down the possibility of it happening, we also locked down. The universe’s ability to give it to us is we block the receiving of it. So the first thing we have to do is figure out what do we really want? And I’ll give you an interesting example of how the universe met my need, one of my needs on this level. So, and you might be saying, Patty, what I really want is to fly to Italy and, you know, hang out in a Tuscan Villa and that is not happening.
And I would say, you’re right. You know, I mean, if you’re in assuming you’re somewhere that you’re not going to want to fly to Italy, or at least not going to want you to fly there, like if you’re from the States, but the universe can deliver to you an experience that would match the feeling of what it is that you’re looking for. Because very rarely are we looking for the very specific event thing, person that we desire we are looking for the way it would make us feel. I mean, almost always when someone wants more money, that’s not really what they want. They want the thing that the money will buy, because what is money? Money is not like money on its own. It’s not anything, right? I mean, except if maybe you had a million dollars in the bank and you would feel something different, right?
You would feel that freedom, that financial freedom, but on its own, it’s not really has no impact on us other than psychological. So for me, one of the things that I was really missing, cause I am, I am an extrovert. I think I’ve developed some, I think I’ve moved more moderate in the extrovertedness when I was younger, I was extreme extrovert. I’m not so much now, but, but I’ve definitely been feeling that like craving interaction. In fact, I did a training last week, a free training on how to get signed. And the one of my main motivations was just to have an interaction with all of you with the community, which by the way, if you didn’t get a chance to be on that training live, it will be up through the end of July, the replay, if you want to get it because we are, even though as I’m recording this, we just did the training yesterday.
People are already sending me pictures of signs that they’ve been getting. And I think signs are especially helpful right now because we all feel a little alone. And so when we get signs, we’re reminded that we’re not alone, that we’ve got people with us. So if you want to get that, you can go to Patty lennon.com forward slash training, and you can register for the replay and you’ll get that recording again. One of the reasons I did that was just so I can have some interaction. I miss speaking on stages. And you’re one of my colleagues said like, well, you know, what’s your like, goal, like your sales goal from this training? Cause I had said, this is a no sales pitch training. And I said, there’s no, there’s no goal. There really isn’t. And they said, well, what is it support that you’re doing?
Like, where is it leading people? And I said, it’s not, it’s not leading people anywhere. It’s really just me interacting with my community and serving them. I miss that. Right. So I miss being on stages. And so that was as close as I could create to my stage. And, and it felt so good doing that. I felt so complete, I guess like whole, in terms of me being able to offer something to the community and then the community giving me questions back and creating this interaction and that wasn’t actually the gift I’m talking about because that I, I was actually able to come up with on my own to figure out what that answer would be again, to that same point, missing interaction with people and going to conferences. Like I get a lot of energy from being at conferences, which, you know, if you don’t like them, you probably don’t understand that, but I can tell you because my husband is that way.
He’s like, I don’t, he’s like, I do not know how you like joyfully dance off to conferences. He has to go to them a lot for his career and it’s not his scene, but I do. I love meeting strangers. I love hearing stories of people. I just like hearing about someone’s life. And so I had connected to that desire and, you know, although I didn’t put it into any special words, I was just seeing, you know, like I really universe, I would really like you to bring into my life. Some new people, some new interesting people where I can hear their stories and really feel their energy. I didn’t know how the universe was going to do it, or if the universe was going to do it because maybe this is a time that, you know, for my highest good, where I spend more time in relationship with myself.
Right. But soon after that, my daughter had asked me to start watching the show community with her, which had just gone onto Netflix, the old, an Oldham sit-com I guess, would be called. And we started watching community as I was watching. I was like, ah, you know, I’ll watch it with her. But like, it wasn’t really doing a whole lot for me, but over the course, I guess this was longer than a couple of weeks ago. Cause over the course of the last two months, we’ve gotten through all 60 cents. We have powered through all six seasons. And by the time we got to the sixties and I was really like interested in these people. And so as is my habit, I start going down the rabbit hole about seeing like, where are they now? What projects are they working on? Which led me to a podcast that two of the leads on that show are currently doing.
One is Kenji Ong. And one is Joel McCale and Kenji young before he was in acting was a doctor. So they start this podcast to sort of answer questions about COVID and it’s just such an entertaining podcast. I never would have found it on my own. I never would have even thought to look for it. And now it’s so interesting to listen to them on their podcasts. Like I feel like I’m there with them. They’re so funny. You’re hearing like, uh, you know, I’m hearing all these stories of what was going on when the show was being made and because I’m so new to the show, it’s all like super alive for me. And so it’s, you know, it’s not exactly the same feeling I get if I was at a conference, but it is, you know, it is, um, touching on that, you know, it’s, it’s opening up that energy a little bit.
And then as we opened that energy more and more and more opportunities arrived, my friend, Holly, Carolyn, her Firth, who’s this awesome networker. She’s just such a powerhouse. She’s, she’s constantly out and about and making things happen. She just started a round Robin, almost like speed dating, but for networking where she just gets her whole social circle, she gives them access or her business, social circle. She gave us access to, to this calendar, 15 minutes slots. We have no idea who we’re going to end up on the phone with it’s her and two of us and we just connect for 15 minutes and maybe you hit it off. Maybe you don’t, but you can possibly then have another conversation after that. And that came in right after I started listening to the podcast. So, you know, when we open ourselves to what we desire, we give a lot more space to the universe to deliver it to us.
And so I really want to encourage you to really sit down and write down what you truly want right now. And you know, if it is, let’s say money really drill down to why you want the money, because most likely it will be a lot easier for the universe to get that in your hands potentially than the money. Because most likely if you’re that attached to the money, you have some blocks around it. I know this is a big thing that comes up in the receiving school because at the very beginning of it, I have everyone set an intention of something they’d like to invite into their lives. You, as we’re going through the modules, inevitably, a handful of people will get to the point where they’re talking about the money and then I’m asking them like, but what do you like? I’m not feeling the juice around the money.
So what what’s the money about? And you’ll be like, well, when I have this amount of money, then I can pay off my dad’s. Then I can, you know, start a training program. I can move, I can do whatever. And then that’s when we are able to really drill down and say, okay, so it sound like what you really want is to move. What you really want is to do this training program. Like you really want it to be debt free, whatever it is when you get clear like that, the alignment, the zing that happens with that clarity and alignment, it, it opens up big doorways for the universe. So if it is the thing that you would like is more money right now, and you’re feeling constrained because of the pandemic, then you want to drill down to what you want that money to do and ask for that.
It might be that you’re one of the many, many, many of us who are wondering what is going to happen for our children when the school year starts. Right? And maybe you’re feeling really constrained around that. Maybe you’re feeling I’m not gonna even touch on the fear that you might be feeling, but just on the constraint, you know, to get, to get clear on what you want. Is it that you want your house to yourself raising hand? Is it that you want your kids to be in a socialized environment? Is it that you want them to have a great education? Like what exactly do you want? Because when you start to get clear about what that is, that’s when the answers are really going to start to come. When you attach to, I want the kids to go back to school or I don’t want the kids to go back to school.
That’s not really a thing. Right? That’s because there’s something that you would get because of that. And so go to that, like for instance, if you don’t want the kids going back to school, maybe it’s that you want your kids to be safe, right. And you feel like going back to school will put them in jeopardy, feel that really get clear about what you want. That’s what lets the universe invite in those answers for you and those results. You know, my, um, Oh, another good friend of mine, Jen leaner, who I’ve talked about here on this podcast, she had said to me, um, she’s just such an insightful person. And she said, you know, I think I’m just tired of having to make life and death decisions on a daily basis. She’s got kid, a kid going off to college. She’s got one who really wants to get back into his sport.
You know, it’s, it’s a lot on these daily basis, we’re saying yes or no to things. And we’re wondering, are we potentially putting someone’s life at risk that that will really start to weigh on you? And if that’s where you’re at, then the thing you want to ask is, you know, I just need freedom from these life and death decisions. I just need a break, need a vacation from it. Um, because your mind may not be able to do it on its own, but with the university’s help with God’s help with sources help. You can. Now I will say one final thing, especially because of the energetics that we’re in right now with all the retrogrades and Oh God, everything else. There’s a lot of emotional stuff coming up and it’s coming up so that it can get out. Right? So that you can release it if you’re in that place.
And you’re like Patty, they, the idea of setting a goal is exhausting. Like, or I just don’t know what I want. I’m so tired if that’s you don’t, don’t worry about what I just offered you here. Remember that this podcast is here, come back to it. When you’re feeling kind of stuck and bored or, you know, with a malaise, if what you’re feeling is anguish or pain or suffering of some level, didn’t stick with one prayer. One ask of the universe, which is lift this suffering off of me, help me to release this anguish, help me to release this grief and pain because the universe can help you with that. God can help you with that, whatever word you use that higher power in 100%. Because when you release something, you have created a spiritual evolution for yourself. And that is what we’re all in.
You know, there’s times we’re going to ask for something, we’re going to say, you know, God give me a big bag of money, right? And God’s going to be like, no, because there’s something you’re learning in the absence of that bag of money. That’s even more valuable for your soul’s expansion. Right? But when we say, please lift our suffering off of us. The answer to that request is always yes, no, might we hold onto it? Yes. But when we ask God to help us with that, when we ask the universe to help us release suffering, release grief, release pain, the answer is always yes. And as long as we keep our hearts open, as long as we keep our, our hands energetically open to that gift of that release, I promise you, it will come. And I promise you, if you are in pain, you are not alone.
Many, many people are going through it right now. And there’s a reason for it. And I don’t know what the specific reason is for you specifically. But I do know it has a purpose and the purpose is that it has been sitting in your body. So this didn’t come from nowhere. It’s actually been sitting buried in your body. And this is taking you on a path to freedom as hard as it is. So I send you my love. I send you so much joy and peace and prosperity. And if you’re looking for tools, like I said, check out the training, Patty lennon.com forward slash training to get that training on how to see and hear the signs from your guides, loved ones and angels. And also you can grab the receiving email@example.com forward slash receiving guide. That’ll walk you through some exercises that can do a lot to clear up your energy around receiving. So you can let in a lot more, have an amazing day. Hey, thanks for listening. And if you know someone who needs to hear this message, please share this podcast with them. And if you’re feeling really generous, I’d love for you to leave us a review on your favorite podcast app. It helps us reach many more people and it fills my heart with so much joy. When I hear what you had to say about what you heard, I am cheering for your success. Have an amazing day.