My power lies in my passion. I am working with the above affirmation this morning. It feels amazing. It draws forth the best parts of me. I got this from my coach. Borrowing it, using it, and rocking it. My power lies in my passion. It reminds me of who I am and also, where I want to go. It also helps me help others. Because that is my passion. I love to share what I love. I often tell stories of my delight at a new food [keto-friendly ice creams], what my dog or cats are up to, or how I am learning and growing...for example; my favorite new podcast or book and what I loved about it. Sharing our passions is what makes us-US. We can all have the same experience, but we all experience differently. You create the story you want to hold. I want you lovelies to remember you have power. In your passions, in your mind, in your body. You are in charge. How you experience things is up to you. How you command your actions, your thoughts, your beliefs, your habits, your reality, even your body...is up to you. If you don't feel this now...that's okay...try an experiment...try telling yourself a different story. This will change your mindset which will change your reality. If trying experiments like this are your thing or if they make you curious--you should totally join my secret Facebook group. It's called 'Tiny Drops to Start a Ripples'. It's a place where we share resources, practices, celebrations and challenges on the tiny little practices we work on each day to start big ripples in our lives. I post a quest on there around once a week and we share our thoughts, what is working for us, and big a-ha's [...]
I've been thinking about prayer a bunch lately. Who does it? Why? How? Should I be doing it? Do I actually do it and not recognize it as such? Is it only for 'religious' people? Do you only pray to God with a capital "G"? What's the purpose? So many questions, right? I do know there are different types of prayer. There's what I would call 'ritual' prayer. Those memorized prayers that everyone does for a specific need or purpose. There's the just-before-bed-on-your-knees prayer. There's the blessing of the food before dinner prayer. There are a litany of these everyday and special occasion prayers. Mass, Hail Mary's, baptism, last rites, Passover, sacrament, etc. BUT the kinda prayer that I've been curious about is the one that comes from my inner essence (my inner drop) and is directed at--what?? Where is it going? Why do it? It's the kinda prayer that solidifies and puts to order the challenges, wishes, needs, and requests that just kinda need a space to go. I'm hashing this out in my spirit right now. Not because I'm fighting it, but because I want to discover more about it and how we frail little humans use it and need it. I'm coming across many podcasts, books, and speakers that weave their prayers into all they do and they speak about it so wonderfully. It really hits me when they share their prayers. I feel the truth of it...of their belief and knowing of it to be powerful and necessary. I am in total L O V E with Anne Lamott. Saint Anne, as I recently heard her called. I know it is true. Such wisdom and so witty with words. Her book of the only 3 prayers you ever need: Help, Thanks, and Wow. Says it all, [...]
[originally written for Sibyl Magazine June 2016] I say some pretty horrendous things, some totally untrue things and some downright nasty things to myself. I’m sure I see some heads nodding in understanding out there. Why do we say these hurtful things to our beautiful hearts? Very often I’m not consciously aware of them. They are so far in the background, like a tape just running on loop, I don’t even hear them. I AM developing more awareness, so I am beginning to hear them more and more. The awesome thing is that then I can unpack the story I’m telling myself and then, and only then can I begin heal and grow beyond that limiting belief that was lurking in the background. I totally shocked myself the other day. I was planning and setting goals--big goals and plans—and I heard myself say, “It won’t work.” WHAT?! How dare I sabotage myself even before getting it off the ground. What did I do? I used my tools. I practice affirmations, manifesting intentions and goals and I work with the cycles of the moon to support these. I say clearly what I want. When I hear a negative thought I say, “NO” and reinforce that which I DO want. I also work with my tarot cards to get support and insight into what is behind the negative thought or a different way of seeing how to proceed. This gives me a deeper understanding and guidance. I have also started using “I AM” statements. Powerful combatants to that negative self-talk and limiting beliefs. “I AM a healer.” “I AM in control of my time.” I AM healthy and strong.” “I AM manifesting platforms for abundance.” I have a morning practice as well listing what I am grateful for and [...]
I am so eager to sit down with the ‘Handcraft Your Year’ 2015 workbook/planner. I was reviewing it, as I haven’t had the time with all the holiday bustle to have a spot of time to dedicate to it. Exciting. I love the project. It is like a craft day, a dream day…a creation day. Love it! I am going to turn on some inspiring and beautiful music, brew some tea and get cozy in front of the fire. Staring at the flames for inspiration and ideas. Dreaming and scheming my 2015 into being. It all has to start somewhere, right? I have last year’s workbook and was looking through it. I did pretty darn well with all the plans and designs for year. Yeah, me! Laying it all down at the beginning of the year is awesome. You have this road map for what it may look like. I take a gander at it at times during the year and see if I am still on track or if I need to adjust. Or sometimes the plan has taken a grand leap. It did last year…but it was still in the realm of my ultimate plan…I just pushed it a little closer (and bigger) into the real world. I love to use color pencils and doodle in mine. I love to make a vision map (there is one included for you) and set my goals –yearly, daily and monthly. All this is sketched out and provided for you to play and plan with. In the workbook there are questions that are thought provoking and let you reflect on last year and then create and design and dream about the year ahead. It is super fun! There is a section for monthly goals, a color vision map suitable for display, [...]
It seems like that it is everyone’s dream-being a Rock Star. But why? Why is this the dream job and lifestyle that people state as the best, the utmost, the peak of success? Why the job of Rock Star is so coveted: • Millions of adoring fans cheer you on every step of the way. • You live full out. (Your persona is YOU….and LOUD!) • You actively shout out what you are passionate about! • Fun and travel are a given. You dance and sing…for a living because you built your dream this way. • Your life and work is an expression of your creativity and passion. • You provide an exciting and lively way for people to connect with you and to have fun. • Your message about who you are is strong and clear. People ‘get’ you. • You are inspiring…and sexy. • You are always focused on your message. • You have a great band to support your message and you. • You let others do the tasks that aren’t your strongest points. Like setting up the equipment and attending to the details. You get the idea! YOU could be doing this in your business and life. Why not? Well, at least until you get thrown out of a few hotel rooms. :/ Look at the list again and see that a change in your attitude and how you strut your stuff can add an infusion of electricity that Rock Stars have. How can you bring a few of these ideas into practice? When customers (or people in relationship with you-even your relationship with yourself) begin to feel this passion, creativity and focus from you…they will be drawn to you. YOU will be their Rock Star! Or be your own Rock Star! For YOU! If I [...]
...then something will always be missing. When you live from a place of ‘having’ instead of ‘wanting’, ‘needing’, ‘lacking’ or ‘worrying’ -you are not living in the NOW and from a place of knowing that you really have all you need. Changing the way you think about things can shift your whole outlook to be one of contentment in the moment and being grateful for what is. This takes practice, but it is an exercise I have recently been experimenting with and it has been truly powerful. I feel less burdened. I feel like I have more time since I am not thinking about the past or what it is I have to do or go buy or need to do to fill in that moment. I drop inside often and discover that, “Wait, I don’t really need to go buy that I have this I can use.” Or I might realize it is not even something I really want. What do you like to practice to keep you in the ‘now’?