Eat, Pray, Love for Energy Practitioners

Eat Pray LoveHave you read the book yet?

In 2006, Elizabeth Gilbert wrote a book that many women starting up healing practices can relate to. Recently, I re-read Eat, Pray, Love and was reminded again of how important it is as an energy worker to pay attention to our inner promptings.

Gilbert’s memoir about her transformational yearlong travels to three continents underscores just how important a woman’s inner journey is to her entrepreneurial journey.

Here are three of my favorite quotations that resonate deeply with the inner journey of women practitioners.

Three Quotations from Eat, Pray, Love to Sustain and Inspire You

1. “Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.”

That’s a tough one for many women in general and women entrepreneurs specifically. Because women are such community and consensus builders focused on the good of the whole, we often lack the backbone to just stand up and tell it like it is.

In fact, that’s the main theme of Gilbert’s book: Tell the truth. Tell the truth about who you are. Tell the truth about what’s important to you. Tell it to yourself and to those around you. For when you do, you’ll find you’ve developed the backbone you need to complete the entrepreneurial journey.

2. “‘Tis better to live your own life imperfectly than to imitate someone else’s life perfectly.”

This quotation from the Bhagavad Gita is a powerful mantra for women entrepreneurs. Shades of what society once considered women should be—perfect daughters, wives, and mothers—still color our world today. Yet times have changed. No longer is the right of passage for modern women one of age (from girlhood to womanhood); it is one of thought.

As an energy healer starting up your energy healing practice you have a strong desire to live life on your own terms. This quotation reminds us that the perfection of the entrepreneurial journey is in its imperfection.

3. ” I am a better person when I have less on my plate.”

As an energy healer myself, this is the challenging one for me.

In Eat, Pray, Love Gilbert talks metaphorically about making sure you put less on your plate. Whether it is fewer tasks, less clients, or paring down activities it’s important to refrain from overloading your plate. Always leave room on your plate for smiles. Fill up your body, mind, and soul with smiles first. Then, add to your plate tasks, clients, and activities that make you smile.

Eat, Pray, Love is not the first book of its kind nor will it be the last. However, its popularity means that it struck a universal chord of recognition with many readers. As a woman practitioner, this book is a timely reminder to you about how important your inner journey is to your entrepreneurial journey. Let these three quotations from Eat, Pray, Love remind you to be selective about what you put on your plate, to be true to your own path in life, and to stay strong along your entrepreneurial journey.

Do you want to learn about other handy tips and tricks that will sustain and inspire you as you’re starting up your energy healing practice? Check out my blog, Yes You Can! It’s filled with all kinds of helpful startup, marketing, and Law of Attraction tips.

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