Do you want a joyful life?
The holidays are meant to be a season of joy. If you start to feel like you're not doing enough or that stress, overwhelm, and fatigue are stealing your joy, it's time to stop what you're doing and find your joy.
Joy lives in the light of your soul. When the dark side of the ego comes between you and your soul, it diminishes the light and hides your joy.
A joyful life comes from waking up and remembering that you have unlimited potential. To fulfill your potential it’s helpful to remove the obstacles that are blocking you from hearing the voice of your soul.
When you change your beliefs, you change your life. Fear-based beliefs will stop you from realizing your full potential more than any outside circumstances ever will.
What you believe about yourself matters. What you think repeatedly forms your beliefs, and your beliefs create your reality. If you want to change anything about your life, you have to start by changing your false...
Everything is energy, including you. Your energy cannot be destroyed but it can be drained. To own your energy you need to spread your wings and not allow anyone to put mud on them.
Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you're doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you. ~ Joel Osteen
When you allow little things to take your energy you're getting caught up in the limited perspective of your small ego. Switch to the unlimited perspective of your soul and you won't sweat the small stuff.
You are surrounded by an energy field that extends an arms length around your body. Negative energy can puncture your aura causing your life force to leak out. Do your best to keep your distance from negativity. If you need to mend your aura spend time alone in nature or meditate.
Drama can drain your energy....
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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...
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