Casey - February 3 episode
[00:00:00] Hi there and welcome back to the Purpose Map podcast. This is Casey Bergland, your host and the founder of Worthy Andwell, and I am just so delighted to be back with you today. It's been a few weeks since we last spoke on the podcast, and honestly, so much has happened. So many things in this episode.
I'll let you in on some of the changes that have happened in my life and. The life of worthy and well. And I'll also help to share with you how to experience your next level of success by playing the long game. The long game is the only way to go here, and I had a dream last night. That offered up a bit of wisdom for me.
and decoding it for a couple of hours this morning helped me to get clear [00:01:00] on exactly what it was telling me. And I thought that also it would be very helpful for you, especially if you're someone who's like maybe feeling a bit unclear or questioning right now, and. Wanting that next level of success in whatever area of your life, health, wealth, relationships, connection to deeper purpose.
the wisdom for my dream is hot, hot, hot. And I think when you listen in and you receive it, it might remind you that there's a certain way to go about up-leveling and success that might just make things more efficient and more aligned for the long. Okay, so before I get into the dream stories and all of this great wisdom around your next level of success, let me start by saying I have been in Costa Rica for the last couple of weeks so far at the time that I'm recording this audio, this podcast, and [00:02:00] honestly, I have dropped in so quickly.
Dropped into routine, dropped into the environment, dropped into myself, and I feel so damn nourished by this experience here. My creativity is kind of on fire and I'm so, so enjoying connecting with clients from here. And also, you know, having sunny plus 26 degrees Celsius weather instead of minus 26 degrees Celsius in Calgary.
All of this is to say, In some ways this is my next level of success, and it's so interesting how there's resistance that shows up. Right. Before taking a leap, I'm sure that you know exactly what I'm talking about. Maybe you're experiencing something in your own life right now where this resistance is showing up and.
Since being here. Now that I'm here, I'm sort of like, oh my God, that was actually so easy, and why [00:03:00] didn't I do this sooner? Why didn't I think about this sooner? Maybe you can relate. So anyway, I'm here in Costa Rica. It's in some ways business as usual, except also completely different, you know? I just am so excited to be creating so many beautiful things for you from here at Worthy and well, we're working on an incredible tool for you.
We actually have it ready for you that will help you stop deeply questioning and doubting yourself in a decision and. Become crystal clear instead. So it's a specific embodiment practice customized to your unique needs to help you make decisions and call in your next level of success. The link to take part in this practice, which I highly recommend, is in the show notes, and I'll share a little bit more in this episode why we created it and how powerful it is.
All [00:04:00] right, so I'm jumping around a little bit. Let's go back to this dream that I had last night, specifically the dream that offered up wisdom that I really, really, really do believe will help you experience your next level of success. and create more inner fulfillment and more alignment for you by integrating the wisdom for the long game.
So now I've been lucid dreaming for quite some time and since being in Costa Rica, I actually, my dreams sort of stopped for a little bit and then they came back online in the last couple of days. So last night, I have this dream, had this. Where it had everything to do with me driving my beloved vehicle early 2022, I bought a new Bronco Sport and honestly, I've never loved something.
You know, so material so deeply it like, I don't know, it does something for me. It feels like it's my [00:05:00] safe place and my sort of like abundance creator and it feels like it is the car that is aligned with who I am. That's a whole other story. Her name is Miss Ellie. I named her after a horse that we used to ride as kids.
That was a little bit wild and also a safe. Most of the time, so Miss Ellie, the Bronco, in my dream, I'm driving Miss Ellie the Bronco, and in the first part of it there's kind of like, let me just say bigger picture. There's sort of like three significant things that happen in the dream. And you know, now that I've contemplated it and I've decoded it, it's clear that each of those elements of the dream connected to me driving my vehicle are kind of.
Warning signs, caution signs. It's like offering up some things to pay attention to. So, In this first part of the dream, I'm in my vehicle. I'm driving, and actually I'm driving in a very specific part of Calgary that's near my host. If you [00:06:00] know Calgary, there's like a road, 10th Ave that kind of turns off to.
Bow trail. Anyway, so I'm driving along and for some reason in the dream I feel like I need to take the exit really slowly and in the dream, I realize. even before I make that choice that I'm about to get rear-ended. Now what's interesting here and what's interesting about Lucid dreaming is that you're kind of like, know that you're dreaming and there's also this part of your awareness that is like, conscious of actual life events.
And so maybe you heard me tell a story before about how at the start of my trip when I drove to Austin, Texas, I got rear-ended like 10, 15 minutes away from my house. And at that time, you. Many months ago, a few people were offering up their metaphorical wisdom around like what that means. And one person in particular had said like, well, I [00:07:00] guess you needed to push forward.
You weren't going fast enough. You needed to push, push forward. So it was super interesting cuz last night in my dream, I'm like, I'm aware I'm about to get rear-ended because I'm choosing to go. and then it actually happens in the dream. And I'm also aware that the metaphor there is that I'm getting pushed forward cuz I'm not going fast enough.
And then that part of the dream kind of disappears and suddenly I'm on a highway, I'm in my Bronco, miss Elliot's like taken off. And it's like a highway that also has a couple lights, like, stop. at the start section of it, and then they, they disappear. And I realize when I get to the first stop light, the light goes from green to yellow, and I start to break, and then it goes to red and I realize that my brake isn't working at all, [00:08:00] and I drive right through a red.
And I, I can't slow down the vehicle. It's going so fast. And then the next light goes from green to yellow to red, and I can't help but go straight through it at the same speed because it's like there's no brake. I keep hitting the brake, but it doesn't do anything. And then suddenly I'm on this open highway.
I'm, I'm going. And luckily the other traffic here is, you know, going at a higher speed and somehow I haven't hit anyone or anything yet. I'm kind of like swerving in and out of traffic that's going slower and then I decide in the dream that. I have to like let this vehicle coast and somehow guide it to the side of the road.
So I put my hazard lights on in the dream and I like coast, coast, coast, coast, coast. It starts to slow down on its own without any brakes, and I guide the vehicle to the side of the road until it like, Stops into the [00:09:00] ditch. And what I don't notice as I'm doing this is there's a bus right behind me. And because I kind of swerve to the side right in front of the bus, the bus swerves around me and I basically create an accident, kind of a pile up, and I'm like, oh shit.
You know, when I. Initially going too slow and got rear-ended in the dream. Even I felt like, okay, this isn't really my fault. Like, yeah, I did co-create this cuz I was going too slow. But in the second part I was going way too fast and I didn't account for, you know, possible variables to happen. Like my brake's not working and I thought I was avoiding an accident, but I ended up creating one anyways.
Okay, so I'm going too slow and then I'm. Too fast. And in both cases I co-create an accident that involves a bunch of other cars.[00:10:00] Anyway, it's kind of like an intense dream, like a little bit stressful, you know? And because I've been studying dreams and I've been lucid dreaming for quite some time, , you know, I recognize that there's always wisdom and.
So the third part of this car dream, it's almost like while I'm over to the side of the road, I realize once I'm parked that my vehicle had previously been broken into, that there are some things that are missing from it. So it's like this whole other layer and while I'm in the dream, I think, okay, miss Ellie is in Calgary and a dear friend of mine is like taking care of her while I'm here in Costa Rica.
Sort of like Casey, when you wake up, make sure you check in with her and tell her to check on the vehicle, move the vehicle. Also, maybe don't drive it in case you were thinking of driving it, because I think there's something wrong and it needs to go into the shop. In other words, like the brakes aren't working, you know?[00:11:00]
So all of this happened in the night, last night, and I wake up this morning. I wake up with the sun here, which is like so amazing. Love it for my circadian rhythm. Anyway, I wake up this morning and I hop outta bed and I think like, ooh, it's a bit too early to text my friend, but note to self, text her to take a peek and make sure everything's okay with my vehicle.
And then I get on with my morning routine. So here's what that is here, here's what it is back in Calgary, but here's how it's been adapted for Costa Rica. I make coffee and do my dishes from the night before at the same time. And I grab my journal and also typically a deck of cards. Right now I've been, I mean like Oracle cards right now.
I've been working with the mystical shaman, Oracle. Beautiful deck. I like to use these cards to help support me with tapping into my body's wisdom and my intuition and just noticing what the images on the cards or the reading from the cards brings up in my body. So anyway, I grab my journal, I [00:12:00] grab my cards, I take them out onto the balcony where I have this hammock that overlooks the jungle.
It's very beautiful. It's usually a bit cool when I first wake up cause it's like 6:00 AM. But I dress in layers because once that sun comes up, it's, it's really nice and hot and I start to journal. I do my morning pages and, and my mind's kind of all over the place. Some of it's about the dream, some of it's about what I need to do today.
Some of it's about like this creative inspiration that I have and what I wanna do with that. Anyway, the morning pages is a, a. That Julia Cameron coined. it comes from her book The Artist's Way, and it's really just a way of stream of consciousness writing three pages to get the gunk out of your brain so that you can create space for creativity.
So I'm doing this, I'm writing my morning pages. I'm, I'm kind of starting at the end to like decode my dream a little bit. And then I remember like, oh yeah, there was, there's more. I, I, it's like more of those parts come back to me and I decide to. [00:13:00] You know, use my cards to fill in any more gaps. Like I think I have a sense of what this means is something about going too fast and too slow and sort of creating an accident, but also cards like, tell me what you got
And so it's super interesting. The first card that pops outta the deck for me is called the stand still card. And there are a couple of lines that stood out to. One line was let the universe bring the parts together for the highest good. Another line from that same card was go play, recharge, take the focus off.
So when that card first popped outta the deck, I'm giving you an inside scoop on how my brain works. When it first popped outta the deck and I read those lines, I was like, ah, yes. Like I have been on a roll with creating stuff and working and. Being in Costa Rica feels part, feels like part of my next level of success in [00:14:00] my career, in my business with money, et cetera.
It all feels connected for me, and I've been like rolling, maybe going a little too fast or about to go a little too fast, like it's pedaled to the metal, but can I even hit the brakes? Are the brakes gonna work? And this card pops out and it's kind of like, Go play, recharge, take the focus off. And luckily I received an invite yesterday to be shown around some parts of where I am by a local.
And this person just had really good energy and felt trustworthy. And, you know, I got to know them a little bit and, and I was like, yeah, let me think about it. So pulling this card was like, Hmm, maybe that's how I'm gonna spend the afternoon. That feels about right. And if nothing else, just like perhaps pause and don't work so hard today.
Shuffled and another card popped out of the deck, the beloved. Now, another thing that I do when I pull cards and it's like totally an embodied [00:15:00] practice, is I check in with myself with a technique called muscle testing. I'm not gonna actually speak to it much in this episode, but if it peaks your curiosity, ping me and maybe I'll do an episode on it.
But it's a way of a way of double checking like what I'm meant to receive from anything that I read, or it's a way of sort of double checking the wisdom my body offers. So when I pull cards, this particular deck has kind of an upright reading and a reverse reading, and they're different. And so I use my body's wisdom to help me know if I'm supposed to read the kind of the upright reading, the invitation or the reverse reading the medicine.
And so I pull the beloved card or it pops out of the deck and my intuition says, basically, you need to read the upright and the upside down. Both of those messages are important for. So the lines that stand out to me with that card are learned through the path of love and union with another. [00:16:00] And the other message is, and be mindful of the drama of romantic love.
So it's kind of interesting. I have this really strong intuitive sense that my, like divine partner, like the human, for me to amplify my purpose and for us to model this like epic higher standard for relationship, I have this feeling that that person is really close, that I'm sort of attracting them, magnetizing them to me as we speak.
Anyway, so, so pulling this beloved card was like, learn through the path of love and union with another. and be mindful of romantic love. So it's kind of like this double-sided coin in a way. Anyway, but I connected it to like, You know, just love is my purpose. So even if it's not like, especially if it's not romantic love, there's still space to share unconditional love with people.
And I was thinking about this person who invited me on an [00:17:00] adventure today and how much I see the goodness in them. And how much I feel, connected to them and how much I feel like there's space for my own care and kindness and unconditional love in that space, regardless of what that relationship is or will be, you know?
So it was just another little cue, like take the afternoon off, pause a little bit, remember to play in, recharge and do some fun things and that your purpose. Is your purpose, whether you're working or not, it's who you be and it's the energy that you share through being yourself. So take that purpose out into the world and have some fun.
The third card that popped out of the deck also had kind of a double meaning, sort of mimicking the dream of like going too slow or going too fast, and the card that popped out was the. The lines that stood out to me were the time to embark on a great journey is here. Basically like don't miss it, don't miss the [00:18:00] opportunity, it's here.
Draw your own navigation charts and go forth. Basically like carve your own path, let your body lead. Like of course I'm gonna do that. And it also said like, when the time is right, you will be led true, as long as you don't miss the opportunity. , but also warning, premature timing is a thing and will not lead you where you wanna go.
So similar to the Beloved card, it felt like there were two different messages all in one anyway. As I wrote about the dream and as I contemplated these cards, like I'm curious, you might already be thinking either you're a bit lost or you're thinking like, ah, here's the message. Oh, I see the theme. And you know what, if you see something, share it with me.
You know, ping me on social media. Send me a dm. Let me know what this episode is bringing up for you so far as I let you into how I make meaning outta things. basically the line that came to. After all of this process was in [00:19:00] order to have an experience of your next level of success, especially for the long game, don't force anything and act quickly when you were called upon.
In other words, to me, there was a theme about divine timing and. And sort of like the harmony and the balance, like don't get all up in your ego and have this unbridled ambition and force through things and miss the cues from the universe or your own body or the people around you. And also, don't sit around and wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.
And miss an opportunity to be on a great journey sort of. Not too fast, not too slow, just right, kind of like a Goldilocks principle. This also made me think of one of my, what one of my brilliant [00:20:00] clients said in one of our coaching sessions. He said to me, you know, slow is fast, and fast is slow, and also fast is slow, and slow is fast.
Let that land for a moment.
Your next level of success in the long game has everything to do with timing and sustainability. Going slow enough that you don't miss messages, intuitions, synchronicities to act upon, and also moving fast enough that you don't get stuck or hit or rear-ended. Think about this. when you're existing at a certain level of consciousness, I would say the level of consciousness where flow starts to happen.
my clients who have already learned about energy [00:21:00] leadership, this is like level 5, 6, 7 energy. When you start to live at that higher level of consciousness, if you're stuck on something in your day-to-day or on your journey towards your next level of success, maybe consider that you might be stuck for a good reason, like a reason of timing.
Maybe it's actually about simply stepping back and having some fun. So how do we discern though the right move? You know, let me tell you this, deepening your relationship with your body and heating its wisdom is the way to discern. It's the way to becoming an embodied leader. It's the way toward your next level of inner fulfillment and aligned success.
It is the way to self-trust. It's a good thing then that the team here at Worthy and Well has over the last few weeks when we weren't [00:22:00] podcasting, we've been creating a tool to help you do just that. I mentioned it earlier. It's an integrative embodiment practice for calling in your next level of success with the long game in mind.
Without going too fast or too slow, let me share two examples from my own life where this very practice. Helped me call in my next level of success. This very practice, this exact practice that is in the, the freebie for you that's linked in our show notes below has literally been such a key practice for moving out of deeply questioning or feeling uncertain about what to do to like crystal clarity and kind of moving forward at exactly the right pace, in exactly the right moment.
Now this tool has helped me call in my next level of success in so many areas, health, wealth, relationships, and connection [00:23:00] to my deeper purpose. And specifically, I'm gonna share two stories that are more related to that wealth category of things, the work, career, business, wealth side. So the first time, and you may have heard this story before, but the first time I was working in a job as a dietician and I was also seeing clients on the side in private practice.
And I found myself in this experience where I was guided into my body. And when I think back to it now, it's like I didn't have, the tool. Clarified yet that I'm sharing with you in this freebie, but when I look back, I'm like, oh yeah. That was the tool at play without me really realizing it. It was this moment of being so deeply guided into my body, like breathing, feeling into my body, observing my physical sensations, not fixing anything, just like being with them.
delaying and developing this like deeper relationship with my own body and [00:24:00] allowing there to be some inquiry around its wisdom. And in this process, basically what opened up because of. Embodiment because of the altered state that embodiment provides. What opened up was a massive download about my purpose.
Now, I'm not gonna go into all the little nitty gritty details and that download about my purpose, my bigger purpose, my deeper purpose, not just what I'm doing for work, but like what I'm doing and who I be in my life. You know, you may already know this. It has everything to do with love, more love in the world.
A download about my deeper purpose came upon me and it, it kicked off this reflection journaling. I sort of integrated coaching skills naturally in with this embodiment practice or the wisdom from this embodiment practice and what resulted. Afterward was me [00:25:00] quitting my job and going full-time in my business.
It changed everything and it was connecting with my body. That gave me the awareness and the confidence. It was like an unknowable truth that I accessed through my body consciousness to leap into my next level, and it kind of blew me away. The timing was perfectly right, and therefore I received. , you know, money.
My business revenue expanded opportunities started to come my way. It was like the hose was unkind. I no longer felt like I was deeply questioning. It was like in this timing at this moment, through connecting with my body, I got the answers I needed to step into my next level of success, or to call it forward or magnetize it toward me.
The second example is later on, a few years later when it was the same thing, I was taking a quiet moment. To attune to my body, same process, breathing, observing [00:26:00] sensations, not needing to do anything about the sensations, whether they were comfortable or not, and allowing there to be this space and this conversation, this deeper conversation with my body so that I could heat its wisdom and something magical happened.
Again, that connection with the body, which automatically. Scientifically embodiment can help to alter your state of consciousness and open you up to intuitive knowings. That happened again, and that was when I got the download to let go of my dietician identity. And yeah, it was clear as day as an unknowable truth.
I didn't listen to it at the moment, but after about six months, my body's wisdom and timing allowed me to say yes and actually evolve into coaching others in a deeper. I had a coach at that moment when the timing was perfectly right. Honestly, it was like a, a series of synchronistic events that got me on a call with someone who just [00:27:00] really saw my bigger vision and saw where I was literally playing small and not trusting my own body's wisdom and their support allowed me to see myself more clearly.
You know, and at the time they were asking for a $10,000 investment to support me, and so that felt like a huge deal. I had never invested that much before in receiving support with my business, and I checked in with my body. And like, of course I was scared about that, like anyone would be. Of course, I, you know, wasn't sure exactly right in the moment if it was the right choice.
But through connecting with my body's wisdom and receiving that deeper level of insight, it was like a very, very clear, you can trust this. This is part of the path. This is here synchronistically for you to, for you to embrace in this timing. And once I did, you know, I invested more money than I ever [00:28:00] knew I could.
I even put some of it on a line of credit. So it's like I didn't necessarily have that just nesting away somewhere. I, I leaned on deep trust. and it was exactly, it was exactly the thing that pulled me across the threshold into my next level purpose and my next level of success. I made more money in the coming couple of months than I had ever made in my life before, and it was through embodiment and deep self self-trust that I was able to discern, you know, what, when, how, why something was the right.
So I share all of this. I share my dream last night. I share the cards. I share how, how my inner process works of coming to truth. I share how this specific tool that we're so excited to offer you now, how powerful it is, how it can really, really help you go from that deeply questioning place to becoming crystal clear.
And I share all of that. [00:29:00] I wanna help, of course. I wanna help you to step into your next level of success, whether that be in health, wealth, relationships, connection to deeper purpose. And I know that embodiment is part of the way. There's a reason why embodiment is one of the four. Pillars in the Let Your Body Lead Method.
The other three are coaching ancient wisdom and science. When these tools are used together in an integrative way, which they are, in this practice that I'm sharing with you, it's like potent, powerful wisdom comes through. So a couple things. Go take part, the link for this practice for you to access it and some honestly powerful coaching questions to kind of frame it up before you dive into the embodiment practice.
The link is in our show notes here, and I would love for you to hop in and tell me what you think of it, like [00:30:00] practice it, bring to mind something that you're stuck on or, you. I'll help you in the process to clarify your intention and then to recognize, deepen your relationship with your body and heat its wisdom so that you can move forward.
So that's number one. Get your freebie link is in the show notes. number two, if you have any questions whatsoever about anything I shared in this podcast episode, I am so here for you. You can DM me at Worthy and. Or email info worthy and well.com at any time. I hope this was useful for you and honestly, I'm so glad to be back with you.
I can't wait to share more podcast episodes with you from the beautiful Costa Rican jungle. Take good care. Have a wonderful day. Bye for now.