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Being fully engaged in the present is liberating. Mindfulness switches your brain from autopilot to full sensory childlike wonder. This shift in consciousness frees you to live in the eternal moment of now.
Declare “I Am Being Mindful” and consider this quote: “Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Being mindful includes observing yourself without any judgment. When you see yourself from your soul’s perspective you will allow thoughts to come and go, emotions to rise and fall away, and you’ll calmly respond to what’s happening rather than react mindlessly.
Mindlessness causes stress and anxiety. This happens when the mind is jumping around from the past to the future; not paying attention to the what’s going on in the present. Develop mindfulness and you’ll turn off the stress response, activate the relaxation response, and return to...
Rather then trying to control the outer world to feel safe, you can become the master of your inner world. No matter what is happening on the outside, you can always find the security you’re seeking by going within.
"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power."
~ Alan Cohen
Connect with your spirit first thing in the morning and ask for guidance. When you live from your heart and soul you will experience the security that comes from remembering who you really are.
Your ego is in the habit of looking back to recall insecure moments from the past. Your soul is always looking forward to use what you’ve already experienced to evolve to your highest potential. Choose the perspective that feels the best.
You have the freedom to choose drama or peace. The ego can’t stand peace, and the soul stands for peace. When you feel the unwelcome discomfort of chaos, that is your soul waking up with the intention to be free.
"Every human has four endowments - self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change." ~ Stephen Covey
Are you ready to take flight in a new direction? If you feel stuck you’re being held back by your own self-imposed limitations. Follow the lead of your soul that is ready to fly, and your ego will join you.
Most of human drama is caused by egos getting offended. Wars are started by inflated egos as well as conflict in relationships. When you decide not to take anything personally you’re free of drama because you’re no longer wired to get offended.
If you find yourself in conflict with another person, or even with...
Imagine crossing a bridge that takes you from fear to love. On the side of fear is where all of your limiting beliefs exist; on the side of love is where you wake up, transcend fear, step into your power, and become your authentic self.
Declare “I Am Transcending Fear” and reflect on these words from Aristotle: “He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.
Crossing the bridge from fear to love takes courage. It requires examining the fear (False Expectations Appearing Real) that has kept you on its side, and deciding if you want to stay there. Complete this sentence a few times: If I wasn’t afraid I would . . .
Fear of the unknown is actually fear of bringing the unpleasant parts of your past into your future. You can love the unknown by seeing it as a clean slate to create something brand new. It’s an opportunity to learn from the past by seeing where you got it wrong, and now you have a chance to get it right.
Struggle comes from living with a mistaken identity. It’s the result of over-identifying with a wounded ego that’s struggling to survive. When you identify more with your soul and less with your ego, the tug-of-war between fear and love will have a happy ending.
Declare “I Am Giving Up Struggle” and reflect on this quote by bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates: “When you give up struggle, there’s a kind of love.”
When you’re struggling in a relationship, your ego is in charge and pulling you into its fear-based belief system. When you’re at ease, your soul is in charge and pulling you towards unconditional love. You can tell which part is in control by the way you feel.
Imagine paddling a kayak upstream. Giving up the struggle is simply turning your kayak around and going downstream. There is a river of well-being flowing to you at all times. When you stop resisting, and relax into the flow of...
Life is energy. When you align with the source of your energy, you're going towards life. You have all the resources you need to balance your body, create what you desire, enjoy relationships, and connect with the force of love.
Declare "I Am Aligned with Source Energy" as you consider this conversation from the movie Star Wars ~ Luke: The Force? Ben: Now, the Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us, it penetrates us, it binds the galaxy together.
Imagine yourself as a magnificent tree deeply rooted in the earth, growing to full potential, open to receiving light, giving to others, and naturally aligned. Connect with its strength, flexibility and endurance to increase your vitality.
The way you manage your life force energy becomes the unique expression of your body. If you resist life, stress will block the flow of energy, inhibit your immune system, and upset the chemistry of your...
Relationships encourage you to love, heal and grow. They bring up childhood wounds to be healed so that you can grow to your full potential through unconditional love. Trust your intuition to guide you to wholeness.
Declare “I Am Transforming Relationships” and consider this quote:” If you are in a relationship feeling empty and alone, you are ready for a transformation. Begin by changing your inner world and then wait for the most amazing outer results. ~ Roxana Jones
Self-love is the foundation of a healthy relationship. If you’re not receiving the love you want it means you need to give it to yourself first. Think of loving yourself as priming the pump to allow love to flow freely to you, and through you. How can you be more loving towards yourself?
There’s a big difference between love and attachment. When you’re in a love relationship you love yourself enough to make choices that feel good. If your...
Laughter is natural medicine for your body, mind and soul. It releases endorphins, strengthens your immune system, and lowers stress. Find the humor in being human and expand your consciousness.
Declare “I Am Feeling Good” and consider these words from Abraham Lincoln: “When I do good I feel good, when I do bad I feel bad, and that's my religion.”
You live in the feeling of your thoughts. To feel good, focus on the good in your life and develop a sense of humor. Have fun every day and let your inner child come out to play.
Trusting your intuition feels good because it’s your spiritual guidance directing you towards your highest good. Focus on being in the present moment and experience your feelings fully. If you’re feeling good, you’re aligned with your spirit.
Feel good about who you are by acknowledging how far you’ve come, and all the life lessons you’ve learned. You’ve always done the best you...
Intention is an energy field of infinite possibilities. You choose the one you want to bring into your life by giving it your attention. Activating intention requires feeling good, and aligning with the force of love.
Declare “I Am Activating Intention” as you reflect upon these words from bestselling author Wayne Dyer: “Our intention creates our reality.”
You may need to get rid of self-doubt before activating intention. Make sure your self-talk is supportive, and pay attention to the way you talk about your intentions. If you’re thinking and speaking positively about what you intend, doubt is not an issue.
Here are seven simple steps to activate your intention: 1) Close your eyes and take a few deep, relaxing breaths. 2) Place your hands over your heart center in the middle of your chest. 3) Imagine yourself entering a field of beautiful possibilities. 4) Choose a possibility and give it your attention. 5) Place the...
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