A couple of nights ago, I decided to relax and watch a movie. It seemed to be a slow start and yet, I felt the need to stay watching it. When there are many things to consider, a movie can take me a few hours or a couple of days to watch. - I pause, write, get up and walk around and sometimes sit still and let my mind wander.
As I reflected on what was going on in the movie, and my own life, I thought…
Forgiveness is a funny thing.
We tell ourselves stories about how others have done us wrong. We condemn their actions, usually experience from long ago, and we hold onto them and replay them in our minds.
The pain and suffering that we put ourselves through, is much worse than the one-time event that occurred. We become self-righteous and forget our own flaws and imperfections. Beyond the apology that we seek and believe we want and deserve, is the hope of acknowledgment of the pain we’ve endured.
Why is it that others can’t see the pain they have...
Open mind, Big dreams, Wild heart, are the words on the front of a journal that I just got. Its purpose is to hold my dreams until they come to fruition. Some will manifest, and some won't. Does that mean that I did something wrong? No. Maybe I was a bit ridiculous, imagining what I was thinking. Hopefully, I was ridiculous, and hopefully, I'll continue.
The dreams you hold in your heart today that you can see so clearly, that you can taste and smell as though you were right there, may not come to be. However, every single dream that you have is pivotal in your evolution. All of it is a journey towards you becoming...
Who You Were Born to Be...
What you're here to do...and,
What you're meant to have.
Dreams change. You get redirected. Nothing may happen the way that you thought it would. Where did you go wrong? - You didn't, and...You can't.
The path to dreaming is wildly imaginative, silly, and fun. It comes with an invisible eraser that lets you get rid of things...
Staring out over the vast ocean, I feel limitless. No borders. No boundaries. Just possibilities.
I sit here quietly. I'm alone and free from distractions.
I hear my voice break the silence. Smiling, I hear the words, "Why can't I have anything I want?" Outside of me, who out there has the right to tell me what I can and can't do? Being that I am an adult woman, the answer is simple. No One. And yes, that is a period after "No One."
As I look over the ocean, I smile again and clap my hands in delight, like a child who just got a special gift.
I'm me. I was born free, and it's my birthright to do whatever it is that I want.
When I look out over the ocean, it's like I'm looking into my soul. There's no resistance. No stories. Just me luxuriating in what's possible. So, What Is Possible?
The sky is not the limit. There Are No Limits.
There is an undeniable sense of peace that fills my body, mind, and spirit. The gentle lapping of the waves soothes my soul.
As the first layer of waves starts to retract, a new wave washes over, what was. It is relentless and beautiful.
It slows downs, picks up speed, and has a deep understanding of its own rhythm.
The ripples from the waves blanket the rest of the ocean as the next surge of waves kisses the shore.
I take in as much as I can.
I sit watching, listening, and breathing in this incredible experience. In the next breath, I have a better understanding of who I am.
The ocean teaches me something invaluable.
She reminds me that life can be simple and beautiful when I stay connected to my own natural rhythm. No trying. No forcing. Just Being.
The retraction and expansion of the waves create a ripple effect. It’s beautiful, magical, and simply created by waves. As humans, we (metaphorically) get caught up in ripples, rather than relaxing...
Though the world slowed down in March and started to wake up to a new way of being, it didn’t slow down the drama. Like the ocean, the drama came in waves. Some fiercer than others, while some were slow, calm, and soothing.
In the beginning, though somewhat shaken, the world seemed to be open and almost welcoming to a slower pace and way of living. However, as Covid19 seems to linger, society is starting to not like this new reality.
Change is inevitable, but rarely is it welcomed, especially when we aren’t in control of the changes that are taking place.
What Can You Do?
Can you look beyond the horizon and allow yourself to see that there is a benefit to everything that unfolds in your life?
What wisdom can you draw on that will keep you connected to the source within you, that is you, and trust that in some possible bizarre way, that life is still working out for you?
Depending on which wave you’re riding right now, it might be...
This is a time when we are reminded that we have more in common with each other than we think we do.
It is a time when compassion is at the forefront of our lives, where it should always be.
We’re connecting with friends, family, colleagues, and even people we don’t even know. We’re being called to open our hearts and minds. To be kind, considerate, and help those in need, as much as we can.
Though I think it’s sad that it has to come to this for us to become more caring, I am also very grateful for it.
Here we are isolating ourselves, and yet there is a deeper level of community and connection being experienced across the world.
During this time of chaos in the world, focus on the things that you can control.
Your thoughts and your behavior
Where there is fear, there is often irrational behavior. Don't judge it or the people who are being crippled by it. Choose to send them thoughts of peace, love, and kindness.
The reason for sending these vibrational thoughts first and foremost is to bring peace to yourself so that you can remain in alignment.
As you have noticed, fear is highly contagious. But, do not underestimate the power of your internal state and how it, too, can be contagious. I am not telling you to bury your head in the sand.
I am suggesting that you practice mindfulness over fear.
Let's focus on the basics of mindfulness. What do we know?
Though fear will...
Why is it so hard sometimes to let go of the past? Because it’s familiar and, more often than not, the discomfort creates a false sense of security. So, a comfort zone is a familiarity that has nothing to do with being comfortable.
What happens when you choose to let the past be and keep moving forward? Mourning. Yes, you feel a certain amount of grief as you let go of an old friend who has comforted you for so many years, even if it was an illusion.
When you allow yourself to acknowledge the comfort that the past provided you, even in the midst of the pain and discomfort, you get to stand in a different place. A place that offers a certain amount of clarity that you didn’t have before.
How can clarity come so swiftly and why does it feel so familiar? Because along with the pain that you held onto, you always had within you a knowing that something else was possible for you. But it wasn’t until you were ready to celebrate your past and the...
Have you ever seen someone speak and think to yourself, “I wish I could be more like them?” Well, you’re not alone.
You look up to others. You admire them for what they’ve accomplished and you’re in awe of who they are.
But what about you? Is there something that you might be missing? Have you forgotten about your brilliance?
It’s time to up-level your internal dialogue. And you can’t up-level your internal dialogue until you start to allow yourself to acknowledge your accomplishments.
Those people that you admire and look up to, they’ve had to move through stuff too. So, don’t be discounting what you’ve gone through in your life. You’ve got to the other side. And by the way, there are many sides. That’s why they refer to life as being a journey. One journey ends and another one begins. And…there are times when a new journey begins before the one you’re already on, is completed.
There are times in life that seem to creep along slowly. Then there are moments when you blink, and years have passed. Do you ever wonder if or what you may have missed in those moments? Honestly, I can say that I didn't think about it too much until this past weekend.
I'm part of a Soul Tribe Mastermind group, and this past weekend one of the things we explored was who was our first mentor. Quickly and without hesitation, I knew who it was. As we dove in a little deeper and started to answer some questions, I felt like I was going down the wrong path. I kept writing. Though I found my answers to the questions were enlightening, I had this nagging feeling that it was entirely right.
When the evening came to a close, I approached one of the educators and asked for a little more clarification. I was right. I was doing it wrong. That, of course, meant that after an evening, filled with new things to consider, I'd be going home and starting to review them all from scratch,...