It takes courage to forgive. You have to let go anger and resentment to set yourself free. The practice of forgiveness dissolves negative energy and removes the grievances that have been stealing your joy.
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” ~ Gandhi
Being on the receiving end of hurtful behavior can cause anger and resentment. Forgiveness is the antidote. You can't control how other people behave but the way you respond to their behavior is totally up to you. If you're holding on to deep anger and resentment you may need to physically let it go before you can forgive. Kickboxing or punching a bag with boxing gloves are a couple of ways to release stored emotions.
Forgiving a parent can heal a childhood wound that is showing up in your current relationships. The pain you feel in the present is related to an emotional wound from the past. When you can see that your parents were acting out...
Your left eye is the window to your soul. Your right eye is the window to your ego. When your ego is aligned with your soul all the vivid colors of your authentic self will emerge, and you will become your own soulmate.
“Before you find your soul mate, you must first discover your soul.” ~ Charles F. Glassman
To attract a loving soulmate, become one to yourself first. Listening to your soul and making its desires your top priority is essential to a healthy relationship with yourself. Your ego may protest this shift in consciousness but your soul will thrive on the love and attention.
Your soul knows that you are enough but your ego may have the opposite belief. Choose to have the higher perspective of your soul and you will be the kind of mate that naturally uplifts and inspires from a place of wholeness.
A soulmate will support you in fulfilling your life's purpose. It's important that you know what that is and have faith in your calling. You...
Love is the power of your soul. Light is the wisdom of your spirit. These two enormous forces of nature supply you with the Infinite Intelligence you need to miraculously shape your life in magnificent ways.
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” - Lao-Tzu
Polar bears represent the strength to thrive in any environment and the courage to know how to use their own power. Embody these qualities by having the strength to overcome challenges and the courage to do it with the power of love.
Love is the fuel that powers an extraordinary life. There is an endless supply in the universe and sharing love causes it to multiply, making it your greatest superpower. Light ignites the power of love with the wisdom of your spirit. It allows you to see beyond the human form that separates us to honor the formless light that unites us as one.
Infinite Intelligence is your birthright. The way it gets...
Imagine two wolves inside of you trying to get your attention. One wolf is hiding in the shadows, afraid to step into the light. The other is standing boldly in the moonlight, fully present to the mystery of life. It’s up to you to choose where your attention goes.
“In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” ~ Abraham Maslow
Wolf represents the energy of teacher. When you're learning to choose love over fear the image of two wolves wanting your attention can remind you that where your attention goes, energy flows. You are are either giving your precious energy to fear or love, and that is the direction you will go.
Wolves are known for their independence, loyalty, and being aligned with the moon. The moon is symbolic of the wisdom held within your feminine, receptive nature. The new moon is the perfect time to tap into your inner wisdom and declare soul intentions. ...
Supercharge your dreams into existence with the wisdom of your soul. When your body is rooted in a solid foundation of well-being and your ego is aligned with your soul, all is well. Trust your soul as though your life depends on it.
“Trust that your soul has a plan and even if you can’t see it all, know that everything will unfold as it’s meant to.” ~ Deepak Chopra
Your soul is here to enjoy the human experience. It loves to be in nature where your body feels more grounded, and your mind is more in tune with inner wisdom. Spend time outdoors near trees as often as possible, even if it's just for few minutes. This is one way to honor your soul.
Your soul will guide you to make good choices. When those choices have positive results you will learn to trust your soul and let go of the ego's attachment to specific outcomes.
Trust your soul to guide you to where you want to go. It's like having an inner GPS to reach your...
As the master gardener of your life you’re continually planting seeds. When you do this with intention those seeds will receive the nourishment and light they need to grow, bloom, and flourish in the physical world.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anais Nin
The lotus flower symbolizes rebirth because it rises out of the mud and blooms as an amazing flower. It represents spiritual development as it has to overcome the mundane world (mud) to reach higher states of pure consciousness (lotus). Use this image as a reminder to rise up and reach your full potential.
To plant a seed of intention you can focus on your chakras (energy centers) to symbolize each phase of growth. Your first three chakras are related to the physical world and the fourth, at your heart center, is the bridge between the physical and spiritual dimensions.
Focus your attention on your root chakra...
Like a sunflower naturally faces the light, your soul naturally leans towards joy. Although stress, worry, fear, and doubt may rob you of your joy, you can always reclaim it by choosing to be happy now.
“The healthiest response to life is joy.” Mark Twain
It may seem like other people are stealing your joy but they don't have that power unless you give it to them. What matters is how you respond to people who have traded their joy for misery. Misery loves company, and it's up to you to be in the company of joy.
If chronic stress is robbing you of your joy it's a sign that you've allowed your wounded ego to take charge of your life. To return to your natural state of ease ask your soul to move you in the direction of your highest good.
Worry destroys joy. It's the ego's strategy to try and control the future. When you put...
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You've been on a hero's journey since childhood. Its taken you from the illusion of separation to the initiation phase of answering the call to adventure. You will eventually return home to tell the story of how you found your true self.
“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ~ Joseph Campbell
You are the hero of your own story and like any good story you have challenges to overcome to make it interesting. Your inner hero will help you move from one world into another with confidence and ease.
Separation is forgetting who you really are. It came from the programming and conditioning of adults who had also forgotten who they really are. At some point on your journey the hero within helps you remember your true nature.
Initiation is the adventurous part of the journey. This is when you get to turn challenges into victories and problems into opportunities. If...
Self-awareness is paying attention to your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It's taking a step back long enough to notice what life is bringing up for you. You get to know your true self without all the stories running amok in your head.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
A horse represents the driving force that carries you through life. When you're tapped into the power within you live with unbridled passion. Set yourself free and see where it takes you.
When you're faced with a challenging situation rather than asking why it's happening, ask what you need to get through it. This will keep you engaged in the present moment where you need to focus your energy.
Self-awareness requires being honest with yourself. Change happens naturally once you're aware of what needs to change. It isn't helpful to judge yourself; simply be willing to change.
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Life is about showing up. To have an extraordinary life simply show up fully with childlike wonder and allow Divine energy to flow through you. Every day is a new opportunity to wake up, show up more fully, and feel satisfied.
"Showing up fully exactly where you are is the fastest way to get where you want to go!"
~ Marie Forleo
Children already know how to show up fully to life. Adults teach them how to show up partially by living in their heads, either by dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. This is where...
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