As I shared in last week’s blog, my talk radio show launched on the EmPOWERment channel of VoiceAmerica.com on January 9, 2013. Based on previous professional experience, I felt comfortable with my ability to design and facilitate an engaging show. My primary anxiety was the technology. Although I’m fairly technology savvy and had spent considerable time in training, practicing and testing, Life has taught me that technology snafus can happen, even to the most skilled and prepared user. I had a number of moments when I feared an unanticipated technological glitch would throw me, my guest and the broadcast into a tailspin. Being mindful, I knew channeling fear-based energy in the form of worry was not going to help. Because, as Einstein taught us, everything is energy and energy attracts like energy. So, in the days leading up to the broadcast, I spent considerable time reflecting, meditating and journaling to transform all Fear into Love so that I wouldn’t unwittingly have my own energy attract the very thing I dreaded.
The morning of the first show, I set my alarm to rise five hours before program launch so I’d have plenty of time to prepare my body, mind, heart, soul and technology to ensure an optimal uplifting experience for myself, my guest and my listeners. In response, the Universe sent the perfect preparation two hours before the show. Knowing that fear of the IRS has pulled me off-center in the past, the Universe sent me the acid test: an income tax return technology glitch. Thinking I was just getting a jump on my 2012 tax prep, I attempted to enter a few numbers into a tax prep spreadsheet I created many years ago. In the process, I discovered an apparently long-standing error in some formulas (fortunately, nothing that would require ammended returns). You may ask why, on the morning of my first radio show, was I even working on a tax return that isn’t due for another 3 months. I asked the same question. I can only tell you my tax return is where my energy led me that morning. And when I looked underneath that energy to determine whether there was any fear involved, there wasn’t. So I took some deep breaths, dove in, found the discrepancy, figured out how far back it went and, in reasonably short order, fixed the error in five years of spreadsheets.
When I succeeded, with another hour to go before broadcast, I was exhilarated. The Engineer in me loves analyzing and solving a puzzle. I was walking on air. I could handle unanticipated technology glitches, even ones involving the IRS! What better confidence builder could the Universe have sent to me on the morning of my first broadcast? It wasn’t a mistake, it was an opportunity. An opportunity to remember once again that I have all the wisdom I seek inside me at every moment if I will clear myself of all fear so that I may discern, focus and follow through.
Ta Dah! Namaste.
P.S. For your convenience, below are the links to recordings of the first two episodes of my VoiceAmerica.com Radio Show, “Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life!” You may listen online or download to your PC, phone or other mp3 player to listen on the go. In future blogs, I’ll include the recording link for that week’s new Episode: