Satori Wisdom - I Am Cultivating Compassion

Compassion is love in action. It bubbles up from the heart until it pours outward through acts of kindness and forgiveness. It's like a fountain of love that keeps giving from an everlasting spring of joy.  

“One day I looked at something in myself that I had been avoiding because it was too painful. Yet once I did, I had an unexpected surprise. Rather than self-hatred, I was flooded with compassion for myself because I realized the pain necessary to develop that coping mechanism to begin with.”  ~ Marianne Williamson 

ACTION STEPS

To cultivate compassion it's important to start with yourself. You can start by standing up to your inner critic and letting it know that from now on you're going to be giving yourself a daily dose of compassion rather than a frequent shot of criticism for your human imperfections. 

Your intuition will always guide you to give the most compassionate response. When you realize that you're in a reactive mode,...

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Satori Wisdom - I Am Getting Out of My Comfort Zone

The ego builds a comfort zone to feel safe and survive. When you trust your soul to be your guide you'll feel safe to go beyond your comfort zone and thrive. This is how you reach your full potential.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch

ACTION STEPS

Your body is a physical manifestation of your comfort zone, and it's doing its best to help you survive. If you're experiencing any discomfort in your body this is one way your soul is urging you to make some changes. To get out of this comfort zone it's useful to determine the emotional issues beneath the physical symptoms and clear them out of your body to support healing.

Living in a comfort zone is the realm of status quo where no real growth can occur. If you're not growing . . . you're dying. Choose to grow, then trust your intuition to lead the way and the Universe will support every step you take towards expansion.

The wisdom of getting out of your comfort zone comes from the...

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Satori Wisdom - I Am On a Hero's Journey

Your hero's journey begins with a call to adventure. The hero of your story is your own soul and the part of you that needs rescuing is your wounded ego. The journey is about waking up to the freedom of a heart-centered life. 

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ~ Joseph Campbell

ACTION STEPS

The call to adventure takes you from an ordinary life to one that is extraordinary. You may choose to refuse the call at first because your ego is reluctant to go outside of its comfort zone. When you've developed the courage you need you'll feel compelled to answer the call. 

Once you commit to the adventure the transformation begins when you meet your mentor. A mentor is someone who believes in you and will help you build your confidence by preparing you physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually for the journey ahead.  

There will be challenges along the way. If you see these challenges as...

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Satori Wisdom - I Am Increasing Life Force

Your body is rooted in the earth. This is where you will find an infinite supply of life force. If you become unbalanced or depleted your body will experience symptoms. As you naturally increase the flow of life force energy these internal messages are free to go.

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.” 

~ Martha Graham

ACTION STEPS

Mother Earth is an abundant source of life force. Make time each day to connect with her and fill yourself up. This can be done by standing barefoot on the ground and breathing in life force through the soles of your feet. As you breathe out release disappointment; a chronic energy drain. As you fill yourself up with each breath be aware of all the areas of your life where you're already deeply fulfilled. 

Allow your intuition to guide you to safety. This is the quiet voice or feeling that...

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Satori Wisdom - I Am Leaving the Past Behind

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The past may leave a trail behind you but it doesn't have the power to create a path in front of you. Although it causes a ripple effect made of life experiences, they have all been for your soul's highest good and evolution. Keep moving forward in the direction of enlightenment.

“Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.”  ~ Denis Waitley

ACTION STEPS

However you choose to move your body throughout the day, set an intention that with each forward step you take you are leaving the past behind and fully entering the present moment. This will help your body let go of any physical discomfort it may be carrying related to the past.

When others judge you, or you judge yourself, for what you did in the past it's helpful to remember that you're not defined by your past experiences; it's who you become as a result of what you've been through that...

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Satori Wisdom - I Am Surrendering Control

 

Surrendering control isn't giving up, it's opening up. It means living in a state of grace by letting go of your attachment to outcome and becoming a co-creator with the universe. Imagine raising your sails and allowing the wind to move you.

“Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

 ACTION STEPS
 
The ego has very little patience. For instance, if you were to decide that you wanted to get in shape it might take on the role of drill sergeant to get the job done quickly. If your body didn't respond well to this approach you might give up on that goal and move on to the next. Surrendering control allows you to accept where your body is and honor it with the respect it deserves to keep moving in the direction of your fitness goals.

Whenever you embark on a creative project it's important to...
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Sacred Sunday

When you eat is just as important as what you eat. Fasting has been around for ages as a healing practice for detoxing and repairing the body. It can also be part of a sacred spiritual practice. There is a way of eating with daily fasting called intermittent fasting that is relatively easy to incorporate, once you get used to it.

Watch this short TED talk on intermittent fasting to determine if this fasting technique is right for you: https://youtu.be/A6Dkt7zyImk

If you would like support with this technique, email me at: [email protected].

Happy Sacred Sunday!

Carol Gutzeit

 

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Sanctuary Saturday

It makes sense that clearing a space is just as important as cleaning it. Stagnant or toxic energy in a room may not be seen but it can be felt. 

Watch this short video to learn a few ways to do space clearing so that you can feel good when you’re in your home or office:  https://youtu.be/rOy9uMpGQw8

Afterwards decide on where this is needed and which technique you will use. Feel free to share how this shifted the energy by emailing me at: [email protected].

Happy Sanctuary Saturday!

Carol Gutzeit

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Fashion Friday

Decide what is most important to you about your personal style and the message that you would like to convey and perhaps you will have the lighthearted attitude and conviction that billionaire Richard Branson of Virgin Group has about his aversion to wearing ties. 

Watch this short video of Sir Richard Branson on the subject of wearing ties: https://youtu.be/WNsKG-ZeVQU and afterwards decide if there is a change you would like to make in your wardrobe that would better define your personal style.

Feel free to share that with me via email at: [email protected].

Have fun with Fashion Friday!

Carol Gutzeit

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Thriving Thursday

Balance is an integral part of a successful relationship. It’s up to you to heal your childhood wounds so that you can show up fully without emotional baggage. The best way to unpack your emotional baggage is to open it up, take a look at it, decide where it belongs, and stop wearing what no longer fits. 

Abandonment, whether physical or emotional, can be the source of childhood wounds. Take a look at this short video on abandonment to determine if this is an emotional wound that needs healing: https://youtu.be/eTbII1ALDs0

After watching this video place your hands on your heart center, close your eyes, and breathe deeply, as you reassure your inner child that as an adult you will listen and take care of your own needs. 

Feel free to email me at: [email protected] if you would like support.

Enjoy your Thriving Thursday!

Carol Gutzeit

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