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A Prayer for Ambitious People

Dear God/Goddess/Divine/Source…

Let us know that our dreams, especially the biggest ones, are exactly the right size for us and our capacity. 

May we know that if we have a dream, it’s because it’s chosen us.

Let us trust that the resources, support, and guidance we need to realize our dreams will always be provided for us.

May we know we are not alone, we are not meant to do things alone, and we never were.

Let us understand that rushing and pushing are not essential ingredients for our success…and that, in fact, rest, space, and moving at the speed of nature are what will get us where we’re going.

Let us no longer sacrifice our bodies, our relationships, and our souls at the altar of success.

May our bodies be our allies in our work, no longer our adversaries.

May we feel our inherent worth with every breath.

May we no longer seek our worth in results, accolades, and achievements. 

And yet, may we allow ourselves to celebrate our results, accolades, and achievements with reckless abandon…while also celebrating momentous events like sleeping through the night, finally getting ourselves to dance class, or an orgasm that reconnects us with all things holy.

Please guide us and flow through us as we work, knowing that it’s our job to show up, but that you’re infinitely available to handle most of it if we simply let you.

May we surrender. May we soften. May we receive. May we pause. May we exhale.

Let us know that enjoying our lives need not wait until we reach a certain income level or number of customers.

Let us remember, over and over again, that rest is productive and our worth has nothing to do with how much we get done.

Let us avail ourselves of all the support around us, seen and unseen, and embody the understanding that needing help is not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of being human.

May we give ourselves permission to relax.

May we trust that what feels good, or at least true, is always the right decision.

May we count the receipts of joy, pleasure, and satisfaction as much, if not more, than the financial ones.

May we remember that the only thing we know for sure is that we’re going to die, so while we’re here may we unapologetically live.

May our work be an expression of our life force until our very last breath.

And so it is.

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  • Jo

    Thank you Kate. This was very timely for me and very calming as I face some frustrations with a project I’m working on and some fear of the unknown in another project. This prayer gives me a sense of being held and grounded in a bigger plan.

    • Kate Northrup

      Yes – there’s always something greater holding us. We just have to tune into it. So glad this was helpful for you!

  • This was music to my soul, very timely. Thank you ❤️

  • Corrie Rice

    Kate, your words come to my heart straight from the divine. Thank you for being open to the source and sharing. I just had someone close to me pass and this message is giving me strength right now in so many ways.

    • Kate Northrup

      I’m so sorry for your loss Corrie. I also had someone close to me pass on this week and there is nothing like loss to remind us how to live well.

  • Thank you Kate. This prayer was everything I need to hear and remind myself of today. God’s plan is greater than ours and we need to let go and trust more. I bookmarked it to refer to it often.

  • So much of this spoke to me including, “Let us no longer sacrifice our bodies, our relationships, and our souls at the altar of success.” Thank you for showing up for us today Kate!

  • Morgan Branson

    I had a smile on my face the entire time while reading this. My shoulders relaxed and my jaw loosened….thank you for the beautiful words.

  • This is so beautiful. Thank you. <3

  • Marina

    Thank you Kate. It is a pleasure to receive encouraging words. Thank you for it is temporary for now. I am not able to afford luxury like my basic necessaties or to invest in me. There is has not ever been enough to afford something like you programs and few others for to get me where I did to. So for know I pray for magic miracles happen every day. I am waiting for Technology to help me plus technology companies to address it hat I love to start my companies. Address privacy opted out sharing our information. Oh yes. I will be waiting for awhile until I get my Disabilities benefits to rely on to get ahead. I am certain age woman disabled. That is not going to change. I am not able to do anything. Thank you for your encouragement. I need more than encouragement.

  • Thank you for this beautiful prayer Kate. May it be so. ❤️

  • Thank you so much kate. Hugs form México

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