Surrendering control isn't giving up, it's opening up. It means living in a state of grace by letting go of your attachment to outcome and becoming a co-creator with the universe. Imagine raising your sails and allowing the wind to move you.
“Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
The ego has very little patience. For instance, if you were to decide that you wanted to get in shape it might take on the role of drill sergeant to get the job done quickly. If your body didn't respond well to this approach you might give up on that goal and move on to the next. Surrendering control allows you to accept where your body is and honor it with the respect it deserves to keep moving in the direction of your fitness goals.
Whenever you embark on a creative project it's important to...
We live in a supportive universe. Like a river that flows and affects everything it touches, you have an infinite flow of well-being that is the source of your success and positively affects the lives of those you touch.
"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." ~ Albert Schweitzer
Healthy habits form a strong foundation for living a successful life. Having a yoga practice is a way to mindfully move your body, deepen your breath, massage your internal organs, and increase circulation. It's also a great way to get into the natural rhythm of life where success naturally flows.
A big part of success is creativity and innovation. When you can take an idea all the way to full creative self-expression you will feel satisfied by the successful process of completion. Any additional success that shows up in the outer world can be considered a bonus.
Inspired action is often the...
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Wonder is the antidote to worry. Worry is pushing against what you don't want while wonder is being open to what you do want. Wondering about the best movie you can create with your imagination produces a wonderful life.
“To be more childlike, you don't have to give up being an adult. The fully integrated person is capable of being both an adult and a child simultaneously. Recapture the childlike feelings of wide-eyed excitement, spontaneous appreciation, cutting loose, and being full of awe and wonder at this magnificent universe.”
When following your North Star it's best to look forward to keep moving onward and upward. Looking backward will keep you stuck in a past that has already been traveled. Trust the wisdom of the Universe to help you navigate the journey that lies ahead.
“The way to find your own North Star is not to think or feel your way forward but to dissolve the thoughts and feeling that make you miserable. You don't have to learn your destiny—you already know it; you just have to unlearn the thoughts that blind you to what you know.”
Life is like a dream. First you imagine it . . . then you wake up and live it. Mother Nature is living her dreams every time she awakens to a new season. In the spring she paints brilliant beginnings with vibrant colors to beautify the Earth.
“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
The seedlings of a dream will come to fruition with tender care and focused attention. If you ignore your dream it will remain buried in your heart and never see the light of day. By giving it your attention your dream will grow and flourish.
To live a dream is to give it life. It doesn't necessarily have to make you rich, make you famous or change the world. If it's your dream it's up to you make sure that it has a life. To deny it exists, even in your imagination, is a kind of self-rejection. Bringing your dream to life is a form of self-acceptance.
The decision to live your dreams resonates with the truth of your soul. It...
Everyone has a calling. The call may be loud and clear or quiet and subtle. When you answer the call your soul will move you the direction of your greatest dream to fulfill your mission on earth.
"It's about listening to yourself, going inside, and being still. Go into the forest or go into the sea; be in a place where you can hear it. You'll be told by your own subconscious. You have it in you, and it's always been there, you've just put it someplace deep inside."
~ Laird Hamilton, Big Wave Surfer
Life is meant to be a journey to express your full potential. The way that you fulfill that expression is from answering the call to follow your...
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...
Everything you want has a feeling associated with it. Practice visualization as a way to get to the feeling of already having what you desire. This builds a vibrational bridge of giving and receiving between you and the universe.
Declare "I Am Visualizing With Feeling" and consider this quote: "I would visualize things coming to me. It would just make me feel better. Visualization works if you work hard. That's the thing. You can't just visualize and go eat a sandwich." ~ Jim Carrey
Close your eyes. Place your hands over your heart center in the middle of your chest. Take a few deep breaths. Ask: what is my heart's deepest desire? How would you feel if you already had this in your life? Continue breathing deeply while focusing on the feeling. Carry that feeling with you.
Vibration. Vibration. Vibration. Your vibe matters. If you want to be at the same vibrational frequency as your heart's desires, elevate your mindset, and your feelings will follow. Make sure your...
Although slow and steady may not always win the race, it will get you to the finish line. Most big goals and dreams are fulfilled by trusting in Divine Order. Follow your patient heart and let the Universe surprise you.
Declare "I Am Developing Patience" and ponder this quote: "Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success."
~ Napoleon Hill
Patience is a trait worth developing. It allows you to see the big picture without getting lost in the details. The reward of patience is more patience, and with that comes a deep sense of gratification.
Instant gratification doesn't necessarily lead to a positive outcome. Most lottery winners spend all their money within two years because they felt they didn't earn it or deserve it. Whatever your heart desires, earn it by the way you live, and you will feel worthy of what you receive.
Trust the Universe. There is a spiritual timeline with lessons and healing along the way. Enjoy...
Intentions connect you with the creative power of the universe. The simple act of getting clear and living in the feeling of already having what you desire, allows it to show up. Setting an intention gets you on course before taking flight.
Declare “I Am Setting Intentions” and then do so.
You may have heard that the road to hell is paved with good intentions; that means without follow-through there may be some regret that causes a hellish kind of mental suffering.
Writing your intentions is a creative note to the universe. It’s the act of getting clear and asking for what you want. Adding images to the written word will enhance your vision and help you get to the feeling.
Health is wealth. Set the intention to start investing in your health today, and you will see the return on your investment for the rest of your life.
Are you doing work that you love? If not, set an intention to love what you do or change what you’re doing to align with this...
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