Apr. 8, 2019

We've all faced situations where the outcome wasn't what we expected, which might have been very painful to process.  Perhaps we realized that what we wanted wasn't for us.  Or maybe we've been beating ourselves up over what we "should have" or "should not have" done. 

Many times in our life, we will come to a crossroads where we realize we need to let go of expectations.  Maybe it hurts to think we couldn't change the outcome and are still holding on to the hope that things will be different.  Sometimes these attachments keep us frozen in pain because ultimately that path wasn't in our highest and greatest good.  Sometimes, we have to learn to let go...
Understand that letting go isn't an admission of failure.  When one door closes another one always opens.  This is the way of the Universe.  Holding ourselves in a space of desperately wanting something that wasn't meant for us only limits us from being open and receptive to all the good and abundance that is rightfully ours.  Sometimes clearing the path and making space is what we need to do.
Grieving is a necessary part of the process.  Know that you are justified in your feelings.  Experience your emotions, let them flow, allow the energy to move.  You have every right to feel the way you do.  It was a traumatic realization and you owe it to yourself to allow the tears to flow, to cleanse, and wash away your pain.  Understand the ebb and flow of life, that this is not an ending, but a beginning, because now you can let go of the limited thoughts and beliefs that held you prisoner.  
You deserve to be free from that pain, you've been through enough.  Allow it fall away.  Allow the release.  Relax into your deep breathing.  Feel the warmth growing in your belly and radiating throughout your body.  Know you are loved.  Know you are safe.  Know the Universe has your back.  Know you are worthy.  Know you are a gift.  Know you deserve only the best life has to offer.  Open yourself to the possibility that there's something even better waiting for you.  
When we do this, we are not only forgiving the person or situation that disappointed us, we are forgiving ourselves.  We can release the self-deprecation and stop the self-inflicted punishment.  We can open our hearts and minds and show ourselves the love we are seeking.  In so doing, we are signalling to the Universe that THIS is what we truly desire.  Then, it can't not bring it to us. Heart
Mar. 7, 2019

Sometimes the people in our lives act quite harshly towards us, leaving us to wonder what we did wrong.  It's easy to let the whirlwind of emotions scoop you up & take you to painful places.  It's easy to end up in this thought process when you're at the brunt of someone's misguided abuse.   

It's important that in the moment, you recognize what is happening.  Become the Observer.  Notice how it feels in your body to be bombarded with such negativity.  It doesn't feel great, witness that, but do not attach to it.  Ask yourself what this person's experience was that caused them to act so harshly.  What meaning did they give that experience, and how are they projecting that on to you?  
Truthfully, we're all victims of victims at some point in our lives.  And when we are conditioned by society, our parents, or childhood trauma, that negative energy gets stuck in our system.  Being unconscious to it, we project that pain onto others, not even realizing that we've become the abuser.
So often we are stuck in fear, and act out of fear, and have forgotten that that's not the way.  That is our unfortunate programming.  In every moment, in every thought, word, and action, we have the choice to act from a place of love or fear.
Since 9/11/01, our society has shifted to living/acting from a place of fear and paranoia, seeing everyone and everything as separate and a threat to be quashed preemptively.  You can see how this ideology has tainted our world through the headlines and global devastation all around.  This is not the way.  This is not our true nature.
So you when you encounter someone spewing vitriol, recognize that it comes from an experience directly or in-directly where they learned this was the only way to be safe.  Have compassion for the soul that is screaming inside to be seen, heard, witnessed, accepted, and loved unconditionally.  Recognize this need in yourself, and how we all share this need.  We all are truly in this together, and when you choose to act from a place of love and compassion, not only are you healing the world, you are giving permission to others to do the same. Heart
Feb. 5, 2019

What a perfect day to take it easy, and take care of you...

When we spread ourselves so thin taking care of everything & everyone else, we often don't have anything left in our cup.  Well, Valentine's Day is the perfect day to remind yourself what a badass you are, and to do something special for you!
Here are some things you can do for YOU this Valentine's Day:
1). Take a stroll through nature - Whether it be at your favorite park, or hiking your favorite trail, or spending time watching the waves roll in, feeling that cool ocean breeze... go outside, commune with the beauty of nature, and re-connect.
2). Take a bath -  Epsom salt or bubble bath, whichever you prefer.  I suggest adding some lavendar or ylang-ylang essential oil for extra relaxation.  Feel free to light some candles and play some soft music for the complete experience.
3). Have a Reiki treatment - Start your self-care day off right with a Reiki session to release all the tension and stuck energy that's been weighing you down mentally & physically.  Feeling that yuckiness replaced with renewed energy, you can enjoy this day from a peaceful center, and feel stress-free for days!
4). Take yourself out to dinner - You deserve a nice meal, so why not take yourself on a date?  You'd be surprised how good it feels to get away from the hustle and bustle of a busy day, settle in to a comfy booth, and enjoy a delicious meal at your own pace, in peace.
5). Take yourself to the theater - When was the last time you had a good laugh, or was engrossed in a good drama, went to the opera, or the symphony?  Positive entertainment can lift your spirits and help you to unwind.  If it's been too long since you did any of these activities, then it's long overdue, and you deserve the break!
6). Be around animals - Whether you hit up a vegan petting zoo, or the humane society, by allowing your energy field to commune with animals, you will instantly raise your vibration and reduce your stress.  In fact, you may not have realized how much you were scowling until that facial tension melts into a smile as you behold the pure light and joy of animals!
7). Take a nap - That's right, you have permission to lay down and snooze!  There's something so luxurious about taking a nap; to decide you deserve a temporary reprieve in your day, and doing it.  Hold your calls, everyone!  You've got some important nap work to do!
Whatever you do this Valentine's Day, be sure to take some time for yourself & relax! Heart
Jan. 6, 2019

The energy of 2019 is on course to be a culmination of all our hard work in 2018.  All the seeds we lovingly planted last year will sprout above the soil, like little saplings reaching out for the sun, each day getting stronger, solidifying its purpose of being here.  This year, you will shine, you will feel confident and steadfast in your motivation to achieve your goals.  It happens now, because it is time.

You have worked so hard, sacrificed so much of yourself.  Allow yourself to take a moment, to turn around and see how far you've traveled, and feel proud.  I bet you didn't even realize you've come so far!  
It was a pretty rough 2018 for many.  Countless folks found themselves in situations where they were losing everything.  Things that felt so permanent (partners, jobs, possessions) were falling away, crumbling into dust, and disappearing into the wind.  Maybe you felt like you lost it all.  In reality, the opposite couldn't be more true.  You were given the strongest version of yourself.  Because you're here.  You made it.  2018 didn't kill you, and neither will 2019.  Failure is not your path.
You are here, alive on this planet, in this moment, for a very real and specific purpose.  You did not incarnate here to suffer, no one did.  Our collective reason for existing is not to cause war, murder, famine, rape, bigotry, etc.  That's not our true nature.  Harmony, cooperation, understanding, love... these are innately within us.  It is time to return to our true nature, and write the story we desire to live.
2019 is a pathway leading us to our highest potential.  We all have gifts for this world, and the world would not be what it is without you...  Let that sink in... This world is a better place simply because you exist in it.  No one can do what you do, think what you do, say what you do, believe what you do, like you.  You are unique, talented, and wonderful.  There will NEVER be another you.  Ever.  
So why not embrace all you are and have to offer the world?  This is the year to allow the light of your authentic self to shine through.  Allow the pain from every year prior to melt away.  Breathe it out.  It no longer serves you.  Allow yourself to feel excitement about what you KNOW you can bring to this world:  You.
So shine, sweetheart!  Don't deny the world the light that is you!  Step into 2019 with confidence.  Listen to that greater part of yourself that KNOWS you got this!!  Because you do.  And remember... the challenges we face exist to develop us, to push us to our greatest potential, not to tear us down.  You will NEVER face a challenge you cannot overcome.  Otherwise, you wouldn't experience it in the first place!
Smile at the humor in it all, and know All is Well in your world.  Then, get ready for the Best Year Yet!! Big Grin
Dec. 5, 2018

If you're reading this blog, there's a good chance you've heard of the Law of Attraction.  There's a lot to be said on that topic, so we won't delve too deeply, just enough for the purpose of this post.

In a nutshell, what you put out in the world in terms of energy is returned to you, multiplied.  Like attracts like, and what you put out, you get in return.  We are such awesome powerhouses, that we have the ability to attract things based on our vibration (i.e. thoughts/emotions).  If we are stuck in a state of fear, we will attract things to be fearful about.  If we emanate love and gratitude, we receive more things to be grateful for.
Whatever it is you'd like to manifest (money, health, peace, time, etc.), you will keep these things away by holding the perspective of: "Oh man, I wish I had that, I never get what I want, etc.".  All that does is affirm what you do not have and adds to your resistance versus your receptivity.  Rather, you give gratitude for already having the thing you desire, despite not having it yet.  This is where it gets challenging for many people.  They may feel disingenuous giving thanks for something they do not have, instead they focus on their lack because that is their physical reality.  Unfortunately, this perspective only keeps abundance further away.
"Okay, so what do I do?"
You feel the somatic feeling in your body of how great it would be to have (fill in the blank) in your life.  Think about your rent being paid next month, or your car being repaired, or the means to pay off your debt, or even that shiny new ring you've been eyeing.  Start saying "Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you" for this item.  REALLY feel the relief in your body, knowing it is yours.  How would it feel knowing you can live another month, knowing you can commute to work safely, knowing this looming shadow of debt has dissolved, or the feeling of beauty and contentment for owning this ring you always wanted?  
And when I say you have to feel it... I mean like... fall to your knees, and throw your arms up to the universe in gratitude.  Let the tears stream down your face in gratitude for what you have.  The energy of intention and emotion alchemizes the quantum soup that surrounds you, physically altering your external reality, attracting what you desire to you.
Don't take my word for it - try it!  Only good can come from it.  And it just feels GOOD to do!  Plus, after all the worrying about scarcity you've been doing, don't you deserve a break, and to feel relief for a change?  Yes, yes you do.
For more information on using your mind in powerful ways to better your life, check out the writings of Dawson Church, Joe Dispenza, or Gregg Braden.
May you manifest miracles with your Gratitude! Heart