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The outer world is a reflection of your inner world. When you're being true to your authentic self the world looks bright and beautiful. Being true to your conditioned self dulls that beauty. Be true to your soul and your ego will adapt.
“To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.” ~ William Shakespeare
Being true to your soul will lead you to your highest potential. Your soul holds the dreams for your life. When you awaken your dreams your higher self will make good on your intentions.
The ego is who you think you are; your soul is who you really are. Your conditioned self needs your loyalty to be in charge of your life. When you decide to be more loyal to your soul than your ego, your life will take on new meaning.
You'll know that your ego is in control when you're preoccupied with past and future thinking. Your soul guides you to live in the present...
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
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...
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
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...
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...
To believe in yourself you must live with integrity. This means that the way you show up in the world is in alignment with your soul. There’s an immediate loss of self-doubt when you unleash this superpower.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful
beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”
~ Marianne Williamson
The light of your spirit will shine through when you believe in yourself and your soul is in charge of your life rather than your ego. You'll know this shift in...
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...
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. ...
Spirit is like a vast ocean where the soul is a wave, and the ego is the dramatic spray trying to get all the attention. When the spray settles into the wave, and the wave re-emerges with the sea; there is profound peace.
Declare "I Am At Peace" and ponder this quote: "You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level." ~ Eckhart Tolle
Like a wave rising in the ocean, you are a unique expression of that which you are a part of. When you remember your Source and live in alignment with its power, you will experience deep inner peace. Practice meditation as a way to embody tranquility.
Resentment and judgment are habits of the ego. When your ego believes it has been mistreated it wants to hold a grudge. If it judges another's behavior the ego becomes trapped in its own limited perceptions. Let go of resentment and judgment to restore peace.
Guilt, shame, fear, and doubt make up four sides of a box...
The real change that needs to occur is getting back to your true self. It’s possible that your light has been hidden behind the cloud of a wounded ego. When you allow your soul to shine through it will illuminate and heal your ego.
Declare “I Am Willing to Change” and consider this quote: “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change” -Albert Einstein
The autumn equinox and full moon is a significant time of change. The full moon signifies the completion of a cycle; the equinox represents a change in seasons. First acknowledge what you have completed or released; then decide what change you are willing to make going forward.
Your subconscious mind stores all the programming from your childhood and runs 95% of your life. The other 5% is used by your conscious mind to think about your wishes, dreams and desires. If your wounded ego is in charge with its fear-based beliefs then you must change the operating system to avoid...
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.
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