Beliefs are like trees. They are all rooted in family belief systems; they grow out of life experience; they branch out from their culture, and they take a stand. Make sure you’re standing up for your true beliefs rather than falling for false beliefs.
“Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.” ~ George Carlin
What do you believe about moving your body? Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and tune into your thoughts and feelings as you answer this question. Pay attention to the thoughts that feel good because they are guiding you to what you truly believe. Embody today’s mantra by getting outdoors and connect with the trees as you move your body.
What do you believe about creative self-expression? Place your hands on your belly as you breathe deeply, close your eyes, and be aware of what comes up as you ask and answer this question. It’s important to express...
A volcano goes through stages that lead up to an explosion; from steam and ash venting to lava build-up and eruption. Speaking up when you initially feel the need can keep an inner volcano dormant and avoid a verbal eruption.
“Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean.
Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz
Speaking up even before you need to let off some steam is a good place to start. It means that you are so in touch with how you feel that you don't need to wait until steam has built up from the chronic stress of resisting healthy emotional expression.
If you get to the point in your communication that you need to vent a little steam it's best to begin with 'I am feeling' rather than 'you make me feel' or 'so 'n so makes me feel' because as soon as you blame someone else for how you feel you...
Feeling worthy opens you up to receive by connecting your mind with your heart, and aligning your ego with your soul. Imagine your innate worthiness as a sacred waterfall showering your life with blessings.
“Self-worth comes from one thing - thinking that you are worthy.” ~ Wayne Dyer
Once you believe that you're worthy, the next step is to experience the feeling. Intellectually you might believe you are worthy but emotionally you may not feel your worthiness. To feel it, breathe into your heart center in the middle of your chest and declare, "I am feeling worthy." Allow those words to fill your heart until you feel them deeply.
Thinking and feeling worthy causes the effect of self-worth. The outer world will reflect your self-worth with unexpected support, healthy relationships, acts of kindness, meaningful work, and joyful experiences. Be sure to notice the effects your thoughts and feelings are causing.
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Wonder is the antidote to worry. Worry is pushing against what you don't want while wonder is being open to what you do want. Wondering about the best movie you can create with your imagination produces a wonderful life.
“To be more childlike, you don't have to give up being an adult. The fully integrated person is capable of being both an adult and a child simultaneously. Recapture the childlike feelings of wide-eyed excitement, spontaneous appreciation, cutting loose, and being full of awe and wonder at this magnificent universe.”
The sun represents the divine masculine energy that rises up to start the day. It reminds us that there is a time to be active and a time to rest. Let the sun's fiery presence ignite your passion for living fully by letting your light shine.
“Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, 'You owe me.' Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.” ~ HĀFIZ
Rise and shine! Each new day is a rebirth, and the rising sun is a daily reminder to rise up and shine your light. Even when a cloud of fear passes by and dims your light you can keep on shining knowing it will pass with the next loving thought. It's comforting to know that your light is always present.
You can rise to a higher state of consciousness through meditation. Quieting the mind allows your true self to shine through and guide you on your journey through life. It can be a portal into the best day you can possibly imagine.
There is a time for giving and a time for receiving. Phases of the moon represent the divine feminine energy of cycles. The balance of lunar phases contributes to the human experience of wholeness.
“To drop into being means to recognize your interconnectedness with all life, and with being itself. Your very nature is being part of larger and larger spheres of wholeness.”
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
Wholeness is bigger than yourself. It means playing a conscious role in the big picture that the Universe has set in motion. To be part of...
When following your North Star it's best to look forward to keep moving onward and upward. Looking backward will keep you stuck in a past that has already been traveled. Trust the wisdom of the Universe to help you navigate the journey that lies ahead.
“The way to find your own North Star is not to think or feel your way forward but to dissolve the thoughts and feeling that make you miserable. You don't have to learn your destiny—you already know it; you just have to unlearn the thoughts that blind you to what you know.”
The order of self-validation is from spirit to soul; soul to ego; ego to body; and body to life. As you connect with these essential parts of yourself you will no longer be fooled by the illusion that you need external validation to feel good.
“When we consistently suppress and distrust our intuitive knowingness, looking instead for authority, validation, and approval from others, we give our personal power away.”
~ Shakti Gawain
A lighthouse represents your spirit that is always sending out a beacon of light for you to see...
Life is like a dream. First you imagine it . . . then you wake up and live it. Mother Nature is living her dreams every time she awakens to a new season. In the spring she paints brilliant beginnings with vibrant colors to beautify the Earth.
“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
The seedlings of a dream will come to fruition with tender care and focused attention. If you ignore your dream it will remain buried in your heart and never see the light of day. By giving it your attention your dream will grow and flourish.
To live a dream is to give it life. It doesn't necessarily have to make you rich, make you famous or change the world. If it's your dream it's up to you make sure that it has a life. To deny it exists, even in your imagination, is a kind of self-rejection. Bringing your dream to life is a form of self-acceptance.
The decision to live your dreams resonates with the truth of your soul. It...
Everyone has a calling. The call may be loud and clear or quiet and subtle. When you answer the call your soul will move you the direction of your greatest dream to fulfill your mission on earth.
"It's about listening to yourself, going inside, and being still. Go into the forest or go into the sea; be in a place where you can hear it. You'll be told by your own subconscious. You have it in you, and it's always been there, you've just put it someplace deep inside."
~ Laird Hamilton, Big Wave Surfer
Life is meant to be a journey to express your full potential. The way that you fulfill that expression is from answering the call to follow your...
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