Back in the 1980's I owned a Flotation Tank center in Tucson, AZ called Cloud Nine Flotation Center and Relaxation Oasis. We had 2 tanks, and mind gym where people could relax in reclining chairs and plug in to any of the consciousness raising tapes we had in our library. It was a lot of fun, and helped people to relax. I also had an energetic healing business on the side. When I got married, sold the business and moved to a different state I always said, when the kids move out, I want another tank.
Over the next 25 years, I had those kids, got divorced, moved back to Tucson (from Eugene, OR) and got into corporate sales. After 10 years of a very successful career I found myself out of work, and apparently unemployable! I had been a top sales person and now, all of a sudden I couldn't get hired. In the year of unemployment I had, I did a lot of soul searching to determine my next step. I knew I was supposed to go back into healing, but I didn't know where to start. I was reluctant to put myself out there. Then almost a year to the day I was let go of my job, I was hired at the most prestigious company in town. They paid well, had amazing benefits, and I was excited to be selling again. Well, that didn't last long. Even though it appeared to be my "perfect" job, the universe had other plans for me. 3 weeks after being hired, I was fired for no reason I could come up with. The reason they gave me didn't make sense. All I could figure out is that that God REALLY wanted me to follow my purpose, and honestly if I were making $150K a year at a job, I wouldn't be doing that. So on July 30, 2015 I was let go.
On Aug 1,205 I had a massage scheduled. Right before I entered the studio I said, "OKAY! I surrender! I'll be a healer again! Now HOW will I attract people to come to me?" Literally, when my head hit the table the words, "Flotation Tank" filled my brain, my body, and my soul. I sat upright, my hand to my forehead and said out loud, "Well why didn't I think of THAT a year ago?" As I was to find out, there were reasons.
Throughout my massage, I kept bubbling up with ideas. I went into massive, inspired action to find out what happened to the Flotation Tank industry over the past 25 years. I discovered it was experiencing a HUGE boom worldwide. In the next 60 days, I found someone to create my website, my logo (which is EXACTLY what I envisioned), I secured a tank (that wasn't available a year before, and only became available in Sept), found people to help me transform my home into a Flotation Tank Center. I secured marketing, created all my social media pages, and started getting the word out. And it ALL came with such ease. I even became a center for the Fibromyalgia/Flotation international study. And people starting buzzing about it. I opened my doors to the public on Sept 30, 2015. Since opening, Time magazine has done an article on floating as has Vogue and Nautilus. Doctor Oz did a positive segment on Floating, and ESPN did a segment on it as well for recovery from injury.
Cloud Nine Flotation has now been open almost 3 months, and we have floated over 100 people. I've added a retail store both in my center and online, of Gourmet Kitchen Salts, Fabulous Bath and Shower Salts, and Himalayan Salt Lamps. Again, everything has blossomed with such ease. When I did the DYBO training with Ellie, she said it takes 18 months to go from vision to success. We are well ahead of schedule. My debt will be paid off, and I'll be earning a living from my business in the next few months. I figured on 18, but I graciously accept that less time than that could go by.
When you find your true vision, act on it! Allow your divine male to take over, while your divine female inspires you to greater heights. Keep saying "YES", but not to everything. Allow your intuition to lead your way...it really works.
So, looking at my logo, what do you see?