- It was telling me to spend more time offline.
- It was telling me to spend less time on social media.
- It was telling me I didn’t need to try so hard. And that things would come more quickly and easily if I chilled out a bit.
- It was telling me to let go, forget schedules, and let it be easier.
Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.—Dr. Seuss
GREAT. BIG. SIGH.
If you don’t know what any of those things are, and want to learn more, here are a couple of links you can check out—
So things seemed a bit intense for you lately— now you know why.
For me, the past few months have been deeply transformational.
I chose to step away from many things I felt I “had” to do so that I could fall back in love with what I truly wanted to do.
Yay. I am back in love again.
Sometimes, the most important thing you can do for your mental, spiritual and physical health is to remove as much of the “chatter” from life that you can.
The chatter may be the social media feeds you scroll through that don’t add much value to your life and take away time you could be doing something that feeds your soul.
The chatter are the endless to-do lists we tell ourselves we MUST get done, or else. Or else what? Is it really the end of the world if we don’t get it all done?
It’s all the stuff that you’re doing or focusing on that isn’t moving you towards where you want to be.
WE ARE HUMAN BEINGS, NOT HUMAN DOINGS.
When we catch ourselves back in the place of being a human doing, rather than a human being, we know because of how we FEEL.
We feel frazzled, hurried, snappy, bitchy, cranky, angry, reactive, tired, bored, depressed, and overall shitty.
And what I LOVE so much about these crazy planet occurrences that just happened, is that they provide ample opportunities to get very REAL about where you fall on the continuum of a human being or a human doing.
They turn up the volume on where you are “off’ energetically, so you can’t hide from what’s really going on.
Now obviously, we have to get shit done. Obviously.
But the point is . . . .sometimes we take it to an extreme, and forget to enjoy the moments. We get stuck doing things that drain us and we need to step away for awhile, remove the chatter, the clutter, the unnecessary, so we can remember what it is that we love.
We aren’t here to be the world’s best do-er’s. NOPE.
Sure, the toilet needs to get scrubbed and someone has to take out the garbage, but this is about the bigger picture things. The things you might think about when you are taking your last breaths. The fun, the joy, the laughs with loved ones, the vacations, the long meals with friends, the quiet moments reading books, the memories that matter.
And sometimes it’s as simple as a shift in perspective. Sometimes it’s just remembering to remember how special each moment is—that we are here, alive, a miracle of sorts.
Today, is 8-16-18. There is about another week left in this retrograde period.
Are you ready to fall in love (or serious like) with your life?
To make the most out of the final days of this VERY powerful past few months, I would recommend the following—
1. Get out in nature as much as you can. Connect with the outside world and go barefoot if possible. This will help you get grounded and heighten intuition.
2. Breathe more deeply and more consciously. Do this always. Most people are super shallow breathers and it disconnects us from our higher knowing.
3. Practice self-care and personal boundaries. Take a bath, get a massage, do something nice for yourself. Watch boundaries with others and ask for space when you need it. Use this time to fall back in love with YOU and with LIFE.
4. Ask for guidance, signs or support from your higher self, God, angels (whatever works for you). And then be OPEN to receiving that guidance.
You can step away from what is no longer serving you. YES. YOU. CAN.
You can remove the chatter. DO IT.
You can let that shit go.
You got this.
Sending so much love.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
—Neale Donald Walsch
Who hasn’t wanted to change something in their life?
—Neale Donald Walsch
Who hasn’t wanted to change something in their life?
The idea is—that when you line up you energy with what you desire in life and make a conscious effort to consistently keep your energy aligned with those things—they will appear in your life (manifest).
If you haven’t noticed already, the “choice” thing is something I cover quite a bit.
It’s not just because I wrote a book about it. And It’s not just because I like talking about the same thing over and over again.
I talk, coach and teach about the power of choice—because it’s the #1 thing that can transform your life with the least amount of effort, struggle or frustration.
Once you learn what exactly to do with the power of choice—manifesting what you want gets a whole lot easier and more enjoyable.
And the super quickie manifesting 101 lesson is this—manifesting is nothing more than matching your energy (thoughts and feelings) to what you want.
It’s having healthy feelings about money, wealth and prosperity—if you want more prosperity.
It’s about having good feelings and thoughts about your body—if you want a healthy body.
Getting what you want (manifesting) is nothing more than CHOOSING WHAT TO THINK AND FEEL and holding that consistently and truthfully.
Let me ask you a couple questions . . .
When was the last time someone forced you to feel a certain way?
When was the last time someone forced you to think a certain thought?
The answer is never!
We may think someone makes us feel and think a certain way—but the 100% truth (and yes, sometimes the truth hurts a little) is that WE are the ones responsible for what we think and how we feel.
And what we think and feel are choices—that are either moving us closer to more travel, a rockin’ healthy body and our soulmate finding us. Or not.
So this awareness will either make you 1. Giddy, excited, thrilled to know you have a certain degree of control (although I don’t like that word) over certain things in your life or 2. Freaked out to know that you have a certain degree of control over how things go in your life.
When this idea truly sinks in for people and when they truly grasp how much power they have when they become accountable to what they think and how they feel—this is when things get fun.
It’s when doors open, magic happens and lives are transformed.
And thats not to say there won’t be ANY uncomfortableness along your path to creating your dreams, desires and goals. But the whole “no pain, no gain” thing—is not required when you want to shift something in your life.
Sometimes when we are learning to THINK AND FEEL differently about money, health, work (any topic really) —we need to put a bit more effort into replacing beliefs and feelings that DON’T SERVE WHAT WE WANT and replace them with thoughts and feelings that do.
Simple? YES. Easy? Not always.
But what I tell my clients who are really determined and ready for a big change is this—
- you won’t get there unless you’re clear about what you want
- you won’t get there if you’re wishy-washy with your energy
- you won’t get there by focusing on what you DON’T want (the key to manifesting is to put the primary focus on what’s wanted, not what’s missing)
- you definitely won’t get there by staying stuck in your old story about your life, your problems and your “lack of” (whether is be money, love, health, happiness) In other words, it may be 100% true, real and painful for you to recall and talk about your past and how it impacts your ability to be positive—but that is a story that you are choosing to repeat. The question is . . . how is it serving you in getting what you want in life?
If you simply remember and practice these key points—you’ll have the ability to change almost anything you want.
You can attract more peace with your energy.
You can attract more love with your energy.
You can attract more health, wealth and happiness with your energy.
And yep . . . it’s absolutely your choice.
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
I bet if you’re human and breathing—you’ve run across another human that in all their authenticity—triggered you a little.
Or maybe a lot.
It’s ok. It doesn’t mean you’re horrible and lack compassion.
It also doesn’t mean that you’re wrong in feeling like that persons version of “authentic” would be better if it were, well—LESS authentic.
You hear it over and over again in the self help and personal growth world . . .
“Find your authentic self. Be your authentic self. Know your authentic self.”
But here is the issue with that—
Some people’s version of “authentic” may not seem very nice and may miss the boat when it comes to being self aware and open to change. And even if people do honestly feel they are being their 100% authentic self—you still may not line up with it.
And that’s ok too! You don’t have to agree with everyone—to be evolved or spiritual.
You don’t even have to like everyone to be evolved + spiritual (shhh . . . don’t tell the Dalai Lama)
In fact, it’s more spiritual to be honest about NOT feeling super jazzed about someone, than it is to pretend otherwise.
Because often in our acceptance of those feelings that don’t feel so evolved—is where the magic and growth take place.
On top of that—is the idea that what you resist persists. In other words, if you are truly bothered by something but pretending you aren’t bothered by it—it’s not going to go away, because you are “feeling stuffing” which is basically resistance.
And resistance, feeling stuffing and pretending you don’t feel something, that you do—is not an energy of allowing and attracting.
This matters because how we truly feel about things—is our vibration. And our vibration is what determines what flows back into our lives.
And you can’t change it, heal it or fix it if you aren’t being honest about it.
Many people think they are being authentic, when they really aren’t fully connected to how they feel about something and ultimately, to their vibration about it.
So what does it mean to be authentic in a conscious way? A way that isn’t self righteous, evasive or fake?
- owning your shit
- saying what you really mean
- standing up for what you really want
- being accountable (a nicer way of saying “owning your shit”)
- being committed to your growth
- being ok with making mistakes, but learning form them rather than repeating them for decades and then passing that energy on to your kids
- letting go of a need to be right
- being of service to brining more light and love to the world (I know, this is the super woo-woo one, but hey—I go there and that’s just me being authentically me 😉
- being conscious and self-aware
If a more “true” and less self-helpy meaning of authenticity is being an example of goodness, of light, of forgiveness and truth—then that’s a keeper.
But if it simply gets reduced to another woo-woo term that causes frustration or annoyance—then by all means—it’s time to drop it and move on.
The main point is to not let the word, teaching or concept get in the way of the main intention and goal.
And isn’t our ultimate goal simply to enjoy our lives? To laugh more, play more, travel more, love more, feel healthy, frisky and ALIVE?
Yes! Truthfully, authentically—