Finding Stillness 10/31/2011
Be still long enough, I thought, and the trees would take no notice of me and continue whatever it is they were doing or saying before I happened upon them. -PL Travers, author of Mary Poppins
Isn't that pure poetry? Ever time I read it over [and over] I find my stillness.
How often in life do we take time to stop and observe what is going on around us? I'm not just talking about people watching. I mean nature watching, I mean world watching, I mean wind watching.
Being so still and observant. So quiet and observant, that not even the grass you are sitting on notices you are there.
How often do we take the time to stop and just be?
Don't you wonder what lives in that moment, that heartbeat of undisturbed perfection? That breath of oh-so-fleating existence lingering at our finger tips and then whisp, gone.
Don't you wonder?
I'll tell you what's there. I've only recently been visiting this place more often. In that moment. In this moment lives a swirling sweetness so Divine that even the Angels can't resist it. In this moment there are mounds of greatness flooding over your being, constantly.
In this moment. There lives what's calling. Are you listening?
We come to understand the irony that we can experience progress even while standing still, that going inward can be going forward. - Gregg Levoy, Callings
I'm Being Haunted 10/25/2011
These past couple weeks I have been haunted.
No, I'm not talking about ghosts. (Though that would be a cool Halloween story.)
I'm referring to my emotions. My thoughts.
There have been breaks, moments of joy + happiness. Laughter.
But when the dust settles + I am alone with my thoughts,
there is a "thing" lurking in the shadows. Haunting me.
Up until today I have made it wrong. I have allowed the shadow to push me into a cave (mentally). I have beat myself up for letting it stay present in my life for this long.
I have done lots of things to try + make it go away.
It is clear to me now that what I really need is acceptance with the shadows. The lurking, haunting shadows.
On some level, I feel I must grant what it is they are requesting.
Hibernation. Moving slower. More alone time. Gentleness.
Today, I am done being afraid of what's lurking in my darkness.
I know that it is here to help me see the light.
I know that it will not consume me, but merely show me another way.
Today, I believe that the shadows can be my friend.
Afterall, there is no Yin without Yang,
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The thing our lives are built on top of 10/24/2011
It wasn't until a year ago this month that I began studying the chakras. It wasn't too long before that, that I actually even knew what they were.
So for those of you who don't know,
a chakra is a spinning ball of energy located within your being.
There are hundreds of them. But most studys focus on the 7 main centers beginning at the bottom of your spine with the Root Chakra.
I think Anodea Judith explains our relationships to chakras best when she said..
"When all of the chakras are understood, opened, and connected together, we have bridged the gulf between matter and consciousness, understanding that we, ourselves are the bridge."
I can't help but sigh every time I read over that.
There is an undeniable power that lives within each of our 7 chakras + it has been my personal journey for the last year to uncover that magic, one eCourse at time with what feels elegant + natural to my own path.
The Root Chakra
Our foundation. Our survival instinct. Our connection to Earth + matter.
This is the space where we learn to trust ourselves, our instincts. This is the place where, when clarity is present, we are truly connected to the oneness of all that lives on this planet.
It is here we gain our footing for moving upward through the chakras. This is the starting place. This is the grounding place. This is where you create your own reality.
I created ROOTED to help myself + others create a solid foundation for themselves.
To clear what no longer serves + dream up what is possible for our lives. This is where I began my journey, + now, I invite you to do the same.
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I don't know about you, but I constantly find myself in a state of growing, shifting, moving, changing, coming, going, + resting. It's like this cycle of figuring out the perfect formula for your life that never really ends.
I love it. Especially now that I am more aware of when my patterns of shifting + stillness come + go. Having that self-awareness makes the cycles much easier to manage.
My point in sharing that tidbit of information with you is that the days my Love Juice Newsletter go out are going to be changing. It use to be Wednesdays + Sundays. Now it will be Friday, Saturday + Sunday.
So during the week days you'll still get lots of lovin' here on this blog, but on the weekends, if you want in on some of this Love Juice, you need to sign up here.
A big thank you to all of you Rainbow Riders out there who are already signed up. It is much appreciated.
What areas of your life are switching up regularly to see what works better than the last?
With LOADS of Love,
PS. If you missed yesterday's Soul Session Video on Managing Fear, you can check that out here.
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[video] Soul Session Q&A: Managing Fear 10/20/2011
My latest + greatest (truly) Soul Session video is OUT! I filmed this one differently. I thought about the information I shared in a new way, I delivered it with purpose, intent + gratitude.
I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed filming it. Be sure to tune in through the end for a couple blooper reels. Believe me. It's worth it.
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So there ya have it. I hope this video inspires you to grab Fear by the balls + tell it you've got better things to do. >smiles<
Let's get our Soul Session On!
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Yesterday I wrote a response to a reader who asked How I function in a way that is not dependent upon the circumstances + emotions of others?
Today I am tackling the second part of her question...
I want more sizzling-hot-days in my week? How do I make it happen?
Fortunately my less-than-feelin'-hot days are few + far between lately. Don't get me wrong, they certainly still rear their ugly heads, just less frequently + I know exactly why.
For the last year or so, I've been practicing how to listen to my body + spirit.
I haven't gotten the technique completely mastered, (especially when it come to food).
But when it comes to my business I feel I have finely tuned into this listening.
So when I answer it, it is almost as if The Universe grants me 3 kick-ass days that flow easily with momentum + grace.
The more you pay attention to what your body, mind + spirit need on a daily basis the more smokin'-hot-days will begin to follow.
Otherwise, your bad days become piled up on top of each other, snowballing down a hill that is sure to land directly on your head + smash you into the ground.
Believe me, I know. + I'm sure you do too.
Listening + answering regularly is important. It's essential.
It's your apple a day to keep the negativity away.
Sometimes when I ask my body what it needs, it tells me rest.
Other times is knowledge, creativity, meditation, clearing, communitcation, writing, acknowledgement, fresh air, movement, friendship, release, celebration - the request vary + my opportunities to answer them are endless.
The important thing to remember here is to ask + then answer. It's that simple.
The more you decide to do this the easier life will become. The more freely your creativity will flow. The happier you will be.
To be continued....
Part Three is Coming Tomorrow,
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My Greatest Teacher 10/18/2011
I had a lovely reader send in a fantastic Soul Session Question to me a couple of weeks ago. + though I still want to answer it in a video response, I felt it's message needed to be heard in the here + now.
Her email read something like this...
I have a question for you personally but i am sure your answer would be helpful to everyone. I would like to know how do you stay in a good place to be able to stay so positive, do your card readings and your soul sessions, etc., on days that everything is going wrong and you are upset or in a bad mood?
What if something is really upsetting like if you got into a fight with your husband or something.( I did say IF) If it were me I would just be no good that day until things were resolved but that makes me feel like my moods depend on other people and I know that is not right either so i was wondering what do you do to stay in that good place even when things are going wrong?
Thank you for writing me this amazing question.
I feel there are two things you are asking me here...
Let's Get down to it
How do I function in a way that is not dependent upon the
circumstances + emotions of others?
My good friend Mali Apple, co-author of The Soulmate Experience says that any conflict you are presented with, whether it be a person or a circumstance, may be your greatest teacher.
There are times when certain events or conversations shake me to my core + it takes me a little longer than expected to jump back up on my feet.
But when I am faced with an obstacle, even in a relationship
I know it is there to teach me something.
I allow myself to experience any upset that may be present for me. Letting myself cry, punch a pillow, right a nasty letter that I'll never send or scream + after all of those emotions are released + addressed, I look for what there is to learn.
Although this can be hard to swallow this concept in a fit of rage, it always boils down to being very true. I know this from experience.
I believe the simple awareness of switching your mindset from trying figure out how to solve the "problem" to looking at what there is to learn from the "problem" creates an entirely new way of being + moving through your day.
Even if the "problem" isn't resolved.
Because now, you have become the student instead of the victim. + THAT gives you all the power in the world.
To be continued...
With Love + Devotion,
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The Winner of the Giveaway Is... 10/16/2011
.... Jaime Lyerly ....
Thank you so much for being a part of this giveaway. I hope A Course in Weight Loss is just what the Doctor ordered for you. I'll be reaching out to you personally to get your mailing info.
Thanks to everyone who entered + gave a thumbs up on The Facebook Community. Your participation is SO appreciated.
Til Next Time,
Your Choices Are Yours Alone 10/15/2011
No one else can ever make your choices for you. Your choices are yours alone. They are as much a part of you as every breath you will take, every moment of your life.
-Dr. Shad Helmstetter
Guided meditations + a giveaway
Hey Everyone! I just wanted to let you know about my Guided Meditation CD. I only have a few left, so be sure to grab you one if you're interested. They're $10 (includes shipping).
Also, the giveaway for A Course in Weight Loss is still in affect. I'll be announcing the winner on Monday, so if you haven't had a chance to enter - go ahead + do that!
Have a great weekending,
Last night during my SoulFire Coaching Group we did a really powerful exercise from A Course in Weight loss by Marianne Williamson.
I do not use the word powerful lightly here.
Disclaimer: I highly recommend doing this exercise with a group of close girlfriends where you have the option to do a burning bowl ceremony after. This exercise brings up some heavy emotional stuff that needs to be released to The Universe. The end result is your freedom from these heavy bricks that you knowingly + unknowingly carry.
Here's how it works:
I was one of the ladies who did not.
I cried. I felt nauseous. I was heartbroken that this lived within me. But after the burning bowl ceremony, I was able to release these things to the courageous full moon. It was, like I said, powerful.
As I fell asleep last night, I surrendered these things to the Universe once more, asking for complete healing in my sleep.
I woke up at 9:30 today crying. Hard. In my dream I killed off three people + since I know that this is often how our being clears what no longer serves us, I accepted.
I would encourage anyone to do this shadow work. It's amazing what happens when we embrace the light with the dark. But do proceed with caution.
In honor of this HUGE release I had last night + through my slumber, I am giving away the audio CD collection of A Course in Weight loss by Marianne Williamson to one lucky winner!
Here is how you win:
Embracing My Shadows,
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