Feeling the pressure? June 2016 is a "6" month numerologically.
"6" months deliver what I call 'personal heat', the opportunity to deepen the practice of getting out of our own way. We humans like to understand, control, perfect, make sense of things, drive. We think "our way" is the way things are supposed to be.
"6" months help us find our limits, grow past boundaries and transcend some pretty important parts of how we define our life and ourselves. If you're a bit wobbly, agitated, emotional, or out of sorts, it may be an indicator of personal growth taking place. Good work! Welcome to a “6” month.
“6” months are fantastic for putting the finishing touches on projects. You may find that your unique perspective and style is serving you mightily right now. Heightened senses with a keen eye for detail will set you apart during this time if creativity is what you’re up to.
Those with control issues will be tested and pushed to their limit. Whether we are seeking control at home, in our relationships, career, or society as a whole, a “6” month may put us in our place, reminding us of how much control we actually have.
If you've been working for years on mastering or completing something important to you, this month is especially in your favor. The reward is now more than ever within your grasp.
If you want to know more about how each month, or a specific month, combined with your personal numbers affects and shows up for you, let me know. I'm happy to dive in and explain your very detailed, special and specific path.
Look for my July 2016 blogpost, coming soon!
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Welcome to a 9 year. “9” years are vibrationally charged years, packed full of transformation, movement, and opportunity for renewal. The energy of a 9 year is more intense and seems to come in waves.
Bound-up or unresolved attachments will be steamrolled. Spending time on a path that isn’t working will result in the rug being pulled out from under our feet.
Couple the intensity of this year with planetary occurrences such as retrogrades, super moons, solar flares and we get a potent energetic cocktail that is bound to get even the most stubborn cynics attention. Can you recall a more active year for deaths and transformation in the entertainment industry?
Not all 9 years are created equal. There are many other factors that play into why this year feels extra intense.
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Today is #ChineseNewYear, also known as Lunar New Year, the year of the red #firemonkey. Already since the start of 2016 we’ve been experiencing exactly what the #redmonkey is about: change, release, cleansing, purging, intensity, passion, fun, exploration, creativity and surprise!
Maybe we truly are more like monkeys than we’d like to admit. Whether we’re jumping from branches or from one thing to the next, having a light-hearted and jovial attitude this year will serve us well. A big lesson for 2016 is the lesson of “How to laugh at the tough stuff.”
So many talented artists and magnificent teachers have crossed over lately. Of course it hasn’t been only TV talent, but big transition has also been manifesting within ourselves and those who are dear to us. I can’t remember a year with so much action. This is a fantastic year for the unexpected. Big opportunity, massive life changes, aggressive moves, and transformation. Ideas that have been knocking on the inside of our heads may be an invitation to dive in and explore something completely fresh and new. Don’t worry, we will be served a heaping plate of things that we haven’t anticipated. We will learn to embrace it whether we’ve prepared ourselves for change or not.
Monkeys are smart, logical, brilliant little buggers. They have the talent of making anything fun. If a monkey puts their heart into a project they are passionate about they will experience inevitable success. This means that if your sign falls on a monkey year this can actually be one of your most exciting and successful years yet.
Chinese stories talk about an idea that if you are in the year of your own sign it will be more difficult than previous years, but this is just not true with monkeys. Monkey folks don’t play by the same rules as everyone else. They make their own. Monkey people are driven, have trouble staying focused, tend to be forward thinking, but quickly master what they set out to accomplish. As long as they don’t get carried away by their short attention span they generally live a pretty exciting life. Monkeys play well with others and teamwork is a great plan for this year. Try not to isolate. Make yourself available so the power of life can access you and move accordingly.
Regardless of your Chinese sign, tap into the extra strong energy of this powerful year and take action. What you have been stewing on for the past few years has a huge energetic boost. Attention placed on important projects can be profoundly successful this year. Keep focused, and let’s just say –“the force is with you."
Hurt teaches us great lessons. It reveals our strength. It reveals areas where we can place attention for improvement. It helps us find our voice. The inner voice is never as strong as it is when we are hurting. Hurt is an invitation to more deeply explore ourselves. It is as “down and dirty” as we need it to be to find peace again. Pain gifts us with a way to pinpoint areas within that need immediate attention. Whether hurt shows up as a physical or emotional opportunity- it’s valid and real.
Hurt helps us ponder and reflect. It helps us find what we’re made of and where we came from.
Hiding from hurt doesn’t work. Stuffing it down inside, choosing not to acknowledge it doesn’t release it. The only way for hurt to be pardoned of its important duty is to give it another job to do. If hurt has permission it will continue with its work, no expense spared. However, hurt can be reassigned. Once hurt has another job it can serve us more appropriately. When we need fuel for endeavors hurt can propel us. It can be like a rocket directly pointed in the direction of our greatest success.
Hurt isn’t terrible. It’s a guide. It’s not a demon or enemy. It’s a nudge in the direction of our dreams.
It’s easy to fall into pits and snares. It’s easy to get thrown off course. The exploration of hurt leads us down many pathways. If we are brave and willing to go deep enough, all these paths lead back to God.
Whatever wars we create within ourselves, the more we suffer. Likewise, it’s not necessary to fight. By surrendering to hurt and asking it what job it would rather be doing, you will unlock a hidden gem.
Hurt doesn’t want to hurt. It doesn’t really like that job. Dialogue with hurt and it will reveal to you that it would much rather be doing the job of “love.” It would rather understand and be understood. It would rather help and be well. It would rather be of service than of hindrance.
So give hurt the tools to succeed at its new job. Listen to it. Understand it. Be with it gently, quietly. Embrace it. Like a frightened child, give it peace. Create a space so hurt can transform into the beautiful butterfly it was always meant to be… You.
Earth says “ouch” but who hears her?
She sits, silently waiting.
Lightening strikes, but who feels her?
Anxiety builds in the dead of night.
Earth is crying but who see’s her? She lets things out slowly as volcanoes blow.
Another sinkhole swallows a car.
She gets ignored.
Who cares about her scars?
The earth is speaking, but who listens? Lives are shaken…
She goes back to silently waiting, feeling broken.
The earth say’s “ouch” but who hears her as we pour our poisons down the drain?
She heals herself, cradled in the arms of heaven, hoping to be loved again.
Her wounds are deep, we steal her blood, to keep our lives moving above.
Her body is beaten and skin drys out. Meanwhile we're discussing politics, war and drought.
The fires rage while her forests die, as we build yet another highrise.
We stand on her. Tread on her; rest our bodies and minds. We rely on her, depend on her and throw garbage in her face.
The earth says “ouch” but who does something? We stand by as if our neighbor is being beaten and we don’t think it’s our business to intervene.
The earth says “ouch” and we’d rather think of ourselves because who really cares whether or not humanity survives? Are we so selfish that we don’t plan for our children? Should we indulge and use everything up to satisfy our own gluttony?
The earth says “ouch” but who fights for her? Who is the army that protects her innocence?
The earth says “ouch” and we can do something, but will we? What will it take for us to make a change?
If we think of her before ourselves, we can. We can stop the cycle of abuse right here.
When the earth says “ouch” it’s our job to hold her.
It is us. That’s what we’re here for.
Our true calling is something we are so naturally good at that it seems to take little to no effort at all. I had a client earlier who was good at two different things. Equally, these causes were dear to her heart. Both paths brought her so much joy, yet she was uncertain with which direction she should choose. One day her skills and passion will integrate. In the meantime she touches lives and is satisfied doing what brings her the greatest joy. She's an author. That's her calling. What she writes about, how she shares, and how it's received depends on how dedicated she continues on her path. She can choose any direction, but writing always will emerge as a inner-longing... That's what a true calling is.
A true calling doesn't have to be a career or some big elaborate plan. It's not a get rich quick scheme. However, those who do follow their true calling become experts at whatever it is they are designed for and often profit because the world has a way of providing for those who are greatly dedicated to things.
A true calling always serves the bigger picture. The easiest way to conclude whether something is a true calling or not is to determine whether or not it's self-serving. A true calling is self-nurturing, but not merely self-serving. It always has a larger, greater, bigger purpose in the world... Bigger than our own wants.
We might try to ignore our true calling, yet it always surfaces as the things we accomplish with ease. It’s very human for us to do the things we want instead of what we’re called to. Thinking with the flesh instead of the soul is actually an interesting part of our journey as a human being. Christians call this “free-will.”
Since our calling is so easy for us, because it's often our greatest passion, it may not always offer the greatest challenge. We may check out other completely different things in the meantime... We all know the construction worker who wanted to become a doctor, or the hidden artist who put down the pencil and became an accountant instead... All the while our calling has a knack for following us, tracking us down, and showing up with whatever we’re doing. The construction worker saved and helped stabilize a broken leg of a coworker on the job and earned the nickname "Doc." The accountant often gets assigned to creatively design marketing ads for the company she works for even though design work is not part of her job description.
Our true calling is so simple that it often gets overlooked, pushed aside, but we can never really ignore it for long. Some people know their calling right away in life while others might search for it long and hard. It might be a thing we feel that we must accomplish in the world, an unexplained urge but don’t necessarily understand. It could be a talent or skill that needs to be expressed, or a certain set of “ways that we just are" and show up in the world.
Taking a moment to reflect on our earliest years can sometimes reveal specific themes and patterns to indicate what we are called to.
Many times it is the people in our life who watch us grow who know our calling the best. Exploring different paths until we learn to embrace what we’re called to is common. In the meantime, if we simply keep watching and listening, paying attention and doing what’s in our heart- our true calling will make itself known.
It is in the things that bring us the greatest joy that we find our true calling.
The funny thing is-- it’s been there all along.
If we knew that the person we hurt was God, would we do it again? Would we have controlled ourselves or reacted the same way? Would we have said the same thing? Would we have handled it differently?
Would we ask for forgiveness right away or would we continue hurting them?
We don’t get to know for sure whether someone or something is God until we leave our bodies.
What would change if we started living life as if everything and everyone is God?
What if it is.
God is always trying to get our attention. He’s always trying to talk to us, comfort us, bring us peace. Sometimes he uses the most unlikely of messengers.
In times of despair or crisis we reach out and pray. Asking for help or comfort is not an uncommon request. During our daily lives we might ask God to bless our meal, family members, friends, or people experiencing times of challenge. We may take a moment before bedtime to reflect on the day and speak to him. Morning routines often include a few thoughts and blessings.
However, after our prayers are sent, where do they go? Does God have some middle man intercepting prayers, labeling them appropriately to arrive in some kind of universal email box?
He always has time for us, always. In all of our busyness we might get distracted and forget to make time for him. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that doing things for too long without making time for God causes me to fall apart.
I make time for him and he makes it clear that he’s made time for me… I’m blessed accordingly.
God talks to me by always providing the perfect person to answer my questions at the perfect time. What I need always finds a way to make itself known. Help arrives during my darkest hour and even on the freeway or at the grocery store (if I’m paying attention) I can see his goodness. Granted, it might not always be the way I want, but regardless, he’s there.
God sends us people. Angels. Messengers… They look just like you and me. They ARE you and me. When we make time for God he will work through us. He uses us as a vessel to make himself known and remembered in the world. Our kindness is him. Our gentleness is him. Our forgiveness is him. The love we feel so compelled to share in the world and the compassion we have is God. His character reveals itself through us when we get out of our own way and let the best parts of him shine.
On my own I take things for granted. I’m human. I have free will. I often do what I choose. I do things that I want, not always the things that God wants. When I follow my wants my things don’t work out. They don’t have staying power, they fizzle. I fizzle. When I serve others and do good in the world it’s clear that I am doing what pleases him.
I like pleasing him. It makes life more beautiful. I feel in harmony with all of life when I make time for God… He always makes time for me.
I love you. God loves you.
I work for him.
The solar flares, blood moon, eclipse and solstice are bringing about huge flowing energy and interfering with people’s carcadian rhythms. Humans are so grandly moved by the gravitational pull of the moon due to the water content in our bodies. Add solar flares, a unique blood moon, eclipse and solstice to the punchbowl and that’s just about what you’ll get, punch!
The energy of this very special time (the middle of March through the middle of April 2015) is the most powerful energetic period of the year.
Be ready to change your current status if you’ve been actively searching for a new job/career or if you’ve been feeling stagnant in your current position. Look for new ventures and opportunities; be prepared to say “yes!”
Now is the perfect time to wash old and painful feelings away. Tap into this vibrational flow for the strength to move in a fresh new direction. Review and revitalize how you show up in relationships.
When we make time for creator, creator makes time for us. This is a super power packed time for reconnecting. If you’ve been ignoring your spiritual nudges, don’t. Create a space and time during your day to delve more deeply into spiritual practice. Start and end each day with prayer and meditation. Journal your thoughts and write down anything that comes to mind. Everything is sped up and intensified at this time so be ready to write down some brilliant insights.
People who struggle with chronic pain may feel it more intensely and in some areas of the body there might even be a breakthrough, like a dam breaking open allowing water to flow. Individuals with emotional imbalances need to be extra gentle with themselves during this time. An organic diet and getting as much nutrient rich food as possible is very important right now. Make sure to drink lot’s of water with lemon.
Brain and Mind:
Don’t be surprised if you invent the next “big thing!” As this energy moves through- all kinds of interesting and creative things will pop into your head. Be sure not to get overwhelmed or overloaded and do not attempt to numb what you’re feeling. It’s very important that you let yourself to feel the emotions that come up right now. However, be sure to consider your surroundings; even those who are not generally sensitive might be feeling so at this time. I wouldn’t be surprised if you find yourself in the position of mediator/counselor, simply because you understand what is going on and not everyone else is handling the energy so well. Empathic and in-tune individuals need to stay extra grounded if they don’t want to float away.
If you've been thinking about a move, you might not have a choice now. This energy is all about movement. If you resist it will push you in a direction you might not want to go. If you let go and let yourself be gently directed you may find yourself in a much better place than before. Clean out all the rest of the old junk in your living space and get ready for vibrant freshness. Afterall, you're ready, or at least last month you thought so.
Brainstorm, it will come easy. Your projects will be jump started and renewed. Position yourself for success. If you get a few friends on board you will access relentless wisdom. With this extra energy boost you ideas can be backed into abundant fruition.
When energy is flowing like this it’s easy to be forgetful. This is wonderful news if you’re ready for forgiveness. It’s time to make amends. If you’ve been holding something in, now is the time to come out of the closet and let courage drive you instead of fear. If you find yourself weeping when a commercial comes on or moved by a piece of music that you’ve heard 100 times before, don’t worry, it’s normal.
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How much is well-being tied to your bank account?
I often get questions centered around the topic of money. People want to know when they are going to win the lottery, or strike it rich. To feel financially secure is certainly an understandable desire. I’ve never had one person tell me that they wouldn’t like more money.
The interesting thing is that indeed there is a connection between your bank account and your sense of well-being. Interestingly enough, it’s not in that order.
When it comes to money I’ve heard people brag and complain. I’ve heard stories of lack as well as stories of riches. I’ve seen people go from broke to millionaire status and back again, but the one thing that seems to always be a constant is that their bank account quite accurately always reflects how that individual is feeling about themselves at each of these points.
To understand why well-being and money are so connected we must first understand what well-being and money are. Well-being is energy and so is money. That’s it. It’s not any more complicated, so let's not over-think this statement and make it more difficult for ourselves.
The great part about money is that it’s accessible energy and very available. The same as well-being. Now, this might be a bit tough to swallow if you are presently feeling not so prosperous or healthy right now, but I assure you, there is a reason you’re not feeling this way and it’s not money’s fault.
If you talk to financially successful people they will discuss their relationship with money a lot differently than someone who struggles with it. They have an understanding that money is simply a form of energy and if understood, respected and appreciated will generously show up in their life. Many wealthy people work very hard, but do things that they love. I know many successful entrepreneurs and business folks who adore the work they do and are compensated accordingly. Rarely do I meet extremely wealthy people who dislike what they’re up to in the world. These people as a whole (and mind you, this is not all- but most) tend to have a general excitement about life. They enjoy their life and know how to savor it. They tend to be more healthy, fit, energetically balanced and well. Rarely do I encounter nasty, miserable, or unhealthy self-made wealthy individuals.
An individual who struggles with money is not just struggling with money. I have a favorite saying that I use often during coaching sessions ‘When one area of our life is affected, all areas eventually become infected.' This seems to be quite so, unless something is done to change how we relate to negativity, negativity perpetuates, spreads like a disease. It seems natural when we're feeling down to want to blame our problems and issues on a lack of money, but if we really are willing to get radically honest with ourselves it quickly becomes clear that our lack of funds are a byproduct of negativity, not money’s fault.
A couple years ago I had a client come into my office and sit down in the chair across from me. With just one look I knew that she felt as though her life was falling apart. At the rate things were going in her life, it absolutely was. This lady in her mid 40’s believed that everyone was out to get her. She held the belief that no matter how hard she worked she would never get ahead. Her physical health had not been well and anxiety was running her life. She had given her personal power away to issues, problems, worries and people who didn’t respect and care about her. She looked at me sadly and said, “I feel like I don’t have anything left.” I looked at her and said ‘Good. That’s where we're gonna start.’
Working with people who have lost the things that are most dear to them is easier than working with someone trying to hold on to the little bit they have left. Sometimes in life we need to revamp how we deal with our life and simply start over. Attempting to hold on or trying to keep things the way they once were keeps us struggling.
To make more money sometimes we have to get rid of the ways we know to make money. <--- Read this sentence again, slowly.
When we were young we were learning about what money was. We were learning about our status in school and whether we were poor, middle-class, or wealthy. We ingested subconscious information about money and learned from our parents or guardians about what money was about. The chances of us duplicating and replaying these subconscious blueprints stored in our psyche is very high.
If you are someone who has suffered, struggled and have been challenged with money issues, most likely you are among those who can't seem to figure out why. It's due to your not being taught at an early age what money is.
For people who have struggled with money and success I often suggest that they go out and have a sultry, hot, intimate dalliance of a relationship with money… I’m talking about learning how to date money, not relying on money to date you… If you want to know more about this, talk to me. I love talking about money, small business and success.
So, back to my client…
As she sat before me it didn’t take long for me to see that this woman didn’t have money issues at all. Even though she came to see me about her money problems it was not her money problems that brought her in. This lady had challenges in other areas of her life which eventually resulted in her inability to make the kind of money she deserved. She was educated and smart but felt like garbabe about herself. She had been through the wringer and survived. When I looked past her sob story, I saw the awesome and inspired woman she was (and for whatever reason) unable to access on her own… I help people see themselves happy, successful, thriving and well. After few moments of me telling her who I saw beyond all the stuff she had been holding on to through all her years she broke to her core and sobbed like someone who had just lost their child. She wept on my desk. It was painful for her to know that she had not been living her full potential… I looked at her and stared with a stone cold expression. I didn't hug or comfort her in any way. That was not what she needed. She needed to confront herself. After her tears and feeling sorry for herself subsided I asked her if she was ready to start living.
The fact is, this woman didn’t have money issues at all. Just like anyone else struggling with money issues… It’s never money’s fault.
Once the lightbulb went on in this lady’s head and she realized that she needed to stop joining her own pity party she shifted right before my eyes. She turned from uninspired to uplifted and left my office ready to take life by the horns. That’s exactly what she did! Today she runs a successful business doing what she loves.
The money situation didn’t immediately shift for her, but what did shift was how she felt about herself and realized that her relationship with money was directly tied into that sense of inferiority she felt before she met me. Within a week of our meeting she was already on course to living a better life. She called me during the early stages of her rehab with money to tell me about the significant improvements as they occurred. It was exciting for her to finally release the burden of feeling "less than" that she was programmed with in her childhood years.
See, money is simply energy. We align with the amount of money that we inherently believe that we deserve. If we are abundant, there’s good reason. If we are struggling, there’s also good reason.
If you want to attain more wealth and understand more about what I've shared above, contact me. In addition to personal success coaching I love working with small business owners who know that their business could be making more money.
I have to warn you though, our time together will be far less about the topic of money and far more about the topic of YOU.
If you are brave, bold, and ready, so am I... Let's do this.