Freedom comes from inner and outer transformation. Like a butterfly going through metamorphosis, humans go through an internal process of awakening to experience external freedom. Spread your wings and fly to celebrate your independence.
“Freedom lies in being bold.” ~ Robert Frost
You value what you can feel. Being free depends on boldness and courage to create a sense of belonging while maintaining independent thinking. This way of being feels exhilarating, expansive, exciting and enlightening.
Freedom of movement without tension, pain or fatigue, feels exhilarating. Give your body what it needs to move with greater ease and you will awaken the healer within. Physical symptoms are the body’s way of getting your attention.
The freedom to think for yourself feels expansive. It means you have gained enough wisdom from your life experience to know what is best for you. You expand your mind every time you awaken to your...
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Freedom is a matter of choice. It means you get to choose: how you take care of your body; what you create with your mind; the relationships you put your heart into; and the way you live your life. Inspired action, combined with choice, honors freedom.
“Life without liberty is like a body without a spirit.” Kahlil Gibran
The difference between a life of freedom and a life of bondage is a matter of choosing love over fear. Fear-based choices are made from a frightened ego while love-centered choices come from a courageous soul. Choose love as a way to live with integrity.
The most loving choice you can make for your body is to give it what it needs to be healthy. Get back to basics by walking in nature, growing your own food, getting vitamin D from the sun, and soaking in a hot springs to free your body of stress.
Thoughts that come from love create a life of freedom. Start your day by setting an intention to experience...
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There is magic in living a healthy life. Gifts that focus on health show how much you care. Sharing love this way supports in the creation of a healthy body, mind, heart and spirit and magically brings more light into the world.
“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!”
~ Hamilton Wright Mabie
The magic of Christmas is in remembering what really matters. Let the message of love be delivered through every gift and act of kindness. It's the perfect time of year for reflection, introspection, and celebration. Celebrating love is at the heart of the holidays and our furry friends remind us to share the magic.
Share the magic of enjoying a healthy body with gifts that inspire daily movement, optimal nutrition, deep relaxation, and proper hydration. For example: a rebounder for movement, a cookbook for nutrition, a yoga mat for relaxation, and a water bottle for hydration.
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Living wild and free means you're growing in a natural environment without being controlled. By taking charge of your inner and outer landscape you are cultivating freedom. You were created to live in harmony with nature.
“All good things are wild and free.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
Find the similarities between you and a sunflower growing in the wild. Perhaps it's your natural tendency to turn towards the light and stay open to life. You may discover that you like being with others who love basking in the light as much as you do. Be the untamed version of yourself and see how you flourish.
One place you can grow a natural environment is in your gut. When your microbiome is in balance your immune system can do its job. Bacteria and fungi are small living organisms that make up your microbiome. At least once a day connect with nature by going barefoot on the ground to support your health.
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A strong mind, body, heart and spirit are at the very core of the human experience. When all four parts are equal in strength, challenges turn into victories, and blessings are multiplied. Turn towards the light to strengthen your heartfelt convictions.
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
Integrity is the backbone of a strong character. You'll be aligned with your true nature when you're true to yourself, true to your word, and true to love. Inner...
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Every problem has a natural solution. The solution to human suffering can be found in the simplicity and beauty of nature. A tree doesn't believe it is superior or inferior to another tree, and the sun shines on everyone. Humans are free of suffering in a natural environment of equality.
"When the solution is simple, God is answering." ~ Albert Einstein
Where your attention goes energy flows. If you focus on the problem you are feeding it with your energy. When you put your attention on solving the problem you're investing your energy wisely. First you must be aware of a problem and then consciously shift your focus to solving it.
See the big picture. To end human suffering we must wake up and realize that we are all connected as spiritual beings on this human journey together. We must treat one another with respect, understanding and kindness in order to co-exist on this planet. You must become part of the solution in...
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...
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...
Life is a gift. What you choose to do with this gift is how you show your appreciation. Being on a path of love leads to creating a beautiful life where you naturally make a positive difference wherever you go.
Declare “I Am Making a Difference” as you reflect on these words from Nelson Mandela: “We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in our hands to make a difference.”
When you’re on a path of love, the future is full of possibilities. Imagine your future self as a strong tree in the distance, deeply rooted into the earth for support. The trunk is your core that is aligned with your higher purpose. Its limbs are your arms that help you reach out and make a difference in the world. Leaves grow abundantly as offerings. Birds land on your branches and represent your dreams coming into form, then taking flight. Allow yourself to be pulled forward by this vision.
You can make a difference in your life by loving...
Just like you wake up in the morning to start a new day, you can wake up one day and start a new life. When the light of your soul illuminates a path to freedom that your ego decides to follow, you will experience heaven on earth.
Declare “I Am Changing My Life” and remember what Thoreau said: “To be awake is to be alive.”
Your ego has beliefs and out of those beliefs habits have been formed. Healthy habits are useful but unhealthy habits are not. Recognize any unhealthy habits you may have so you can have a starting point for change. The best way to change an unhealthy habit is to replace it with a healthy one that provides you with an emotional payoff. For example, if you have the habit of procrastination you could change that to anticipation by rewarding yourself upon completion.
What feeling do you associate with living the life of your dreams? Would you feel happy, excited, passionate, or grateful? Start today by bringing the energy of that...
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