Earlier, during morning meditation, I was thinking about personal growth and what kind of exercise might be fun to share with people who ask about transforming specific aspects of themselves.
Here's where my thoughts were led. This seems like such a simple idea to try but the results might amaze you.
Transformation and Growth Pot- Watch yourself Grow
Cut a brown paper bag into 3×5 or smaller pieces of paper. As many as you want. Write down what you want to transform and/or grow in your life on these pieces of paper. Be sure to write down only your own stuff- nothing about other people, or other people's lives. This is a personal exercise, for personal growth. keep the energy focused on you.
Fill a gardening pot 1/4 of the way with soil. Place the things you want to transform/grow into the dirt. Sprinkle with soil, plant your seeds and then water.
I like tomatoes, bell peppers, easy things that grow pretty fast... but that's my style. Some folks prefer other plants or flowers...
Grow whatever you want!
Water, nurture and care for your freshly planted, well intentioned Life Transformation Pot.
Use this as a visual aide and reminder of how self development and personal growth works. You just might be amazed how this entire process parallels your journey.
I love you.
Let me know how this exercise works for you! I'd love to hear about your success, process, personal goals.
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You provide fantastic Services and/or Products, but no one “gets” what you actually do. You find yourself explaining over and over, not making enough sales to thrive.
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With much to consider, 2017 leaves us. Pretty big topics were covered this year, ones that have been hiding under the doormat for ages, right in front of our face. In addition, we learned a few new skills that will serve us as we approach 2018. Our pains, fears, weakness and tender areas were highlighted with big opportunities to start fresh and new. We got to practice being vulnerable and raw, whether we liked it or not.
In a “1” year (which 2017 has been, “Numerologically speaking”,) we begin new projects, start a new position, take on a new role, physically relocate to some new place, begin a meaningful adventure, bring something powerful from within us to life, or all of the above.
This year was pivotal since "1" years set a theme for 9 years that follow. “1” years are a "setting a theme” year. “1’s” are a massive conception year, brainstorming and creating the foundation of what the next 9 years will be growing. How we foster this is up to us. Other “1” years were 2008, 1999, 1990, 1981, etc. If you look back at these times you may notice a pattern in the world and in your own life similar to what 2017 delivered. Theme years lead up to a “Fulfillment Year,” which occurs 8 years after… What we are setting in motion will be in its fullness by 2024. We get to witness what we have been collectively creating at that point; on a personal level it may be wise to keep track of this.
It’s almost a wrap for 2017 and it’s been fascinating to be a part of. Have you found the themes yet?
As we embark into 2018 our subject is “relationships.” At home, work and on an international level, relationships will be highlighted. Growth and transformation are taking place on the micro and macro-cosmic levels.
Politically, it will appear as one of the most disjointed times in history, proving the convenience to learn to play more kindly with others. Work relationships will be tested and sensitivities will be on high alert. Pay attention to any-“one” or any-“thing” that rubs you the wrong way. Use any noticeable resistance as an invitation to dive deeper and explore parts of you that could use a bit of fine-tuning. If you’re single, not wanting to be, self-development and focused attention inward at this time will yield fruitful rewards. Stay alert, awake, aware and listening. It all points back to you.
If you’ve done your personal work already, great! You will revisit areas you thought you had already dealt with, deepen and expand this. Past loves may also resurface. You don’t need to get back with them. You really just need to pay attention to the lesson they taught you, but you probably won’t listen to me on this one…
Overall, this year may make you emotionally feel like running. You will want to leave and hide. Emotions will be intense and rampant. You won’t just be handling yours, you’ll also be handling the emotion of everyone in your orbit. Be sure to surround yourself with people who are dedicated to a path of personal growth and wellness to help keep yourself on track. You’ll thank me later. Please remember, themes in life appear until they are completely resolved. Only you can do the work.
Be very conscious with what you allow into your realm of perception. Everything your brain is fed will have a chance to grow with each drop of attention you give it.
Our quality of life and overall wellness depends on our ability to remain steadfast, holding the highest vibration of greatness possible in our heads and hearts.
I wish you the brightest Holiday Season.
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There’s something about a day of recharging alone at home, uninterrupted, no tasks. It’s a special reprieve, a way to realign with self and life. Spending an entire day under the covers with the goal of doing “nothing” other than listening, reconnecting with self is rewarding.
I didn’t shame myself for getting nothing done. I didn’t think of all the things unfinished that I “had” to do. I didn’t do anything other than lay in bed, listen to my body, reset my thoughts (any that I didn’t want there,) processed emotion as it arose. I let myself deeply relax. I took naps, ate food that made me feel good, made sure the whole day was about me. I took a Me Day.
It’s not selfish to take care of ourselves; it’s selfish not to. We forget that we are an energy system, sometimes not optimized. Self-care is crucial and gets everything done. Without it, we become ill and non-functional.
Listening to our body can save us an immense amount of pain, discomfort and ineffectiveness. Take time to recharge, realign, renew. Your life and everyone in it will thank you.
Some folks spend their whole life taking care of others. The world needs people who care, but is it possible for someone to care too much?
Without excellent personal boundaries and time management skills- caring folks eventually burn-out and dry up, energetically. In order to create balance they may attempt to over-control the people and situations in their life, or hide in the shadows, crediting everyone else. Eventually, something climactic happens to them, an opportunity to get back to their core, an invitation to refocus. A symbolic (hopefully transformational) "rock bottom" is reached- usually via health issues, the loss of a loved one, career, or precious personal belongings, an accident of some kind or drugs/alcohol.
These deeply loving and caring people generally take on immense responsibility. They are most always in a helping profession, teaching, advocating for others, assisting with the healing of others.
Through the years, I have found that the most compassionate and loving people in the world aren't always the best version of themselves with the people they love, those who are close. Family and loved ones for these folks can commonly present as a burden or obsession. Finding balance with close relationships and home-life are where these individuals seem to be most challenged.
Because surface-level relationships are easier to manage and require less emotional involvement, this is where they may opt to spend most of their time. They work a lot, participate in public activities, volunteer, appear as a wonderful citizen. They are wonderful citizens!!! Meanwhile, their loved ones may be starving for real connection, affection or even feel pushed away by neglect or an over-protective approach.
As I sit this morning in contemplation at a local coffee shop, observing personality types and how they present in public vs. how they manifest in personal lives, I recall a story about a celebrity who recently lost their child to suicide. It brakes my heart and I wonder how often this is the result in situations like this.
Take care of you. Let the people you love know you love them. Work to create balance in all things.
Every person receives insight and inspiration uniquely. Don't settle for feeling unwell when inspiration and insight don't seem to be flowing. If you're not feeling it, maybe it's time to get reconnected, realigned.
Reach out if you feel alone, talk to someone, don't settle for feelings of loneliness or hopelessness.
Tap into the ever-pulsating vein of creative energy, life, by learning to recognize stagnation and times when you are out of balance with yourself. Understanding stagnation is a wonderful gift, it helps us remember to reconnect and stay connected.
If you think you may be out balance:
Don't sit there alone in a nasty situation distracting yourself with mundane things. This will perpetuate stagnation, causing you to suffer longer than necessary.
Get out and participate with life, pray, meditate, volunteer, exercise, reach out, go to church, visit a place full of vibrant energy, talk to someone you trust, spend time with people who uplift you, dance, go to a festival.
There are limitless ways to improve the life you're currently living; dream BIG, keep your energy moving, stay connected, go!
There’s a power in us. A light; A force that is connected to everything in existence. It’s the thing that wakes us each morning and runs us on automatic pilot through the night. It’s the essence of creation, the internet of the cosmos. Without this power we go out.
There is something in each of us waiting patiently, quietly, sometimes not so quietly, or patient…
It’s waiting to live through us, as us, as our life. We hear it sometimes, feel it often and ignore it more.
As we go about our day, we acknowledge it less than we acknowledge who we think we are, or hope to be. We forget, moment to moment, why we’re here, what we’re doing, and what we’re about. We go about (what we think is OUR life) experiencing our OWN things, separately.
Individuals are great. They make up the sum parts of the whole, but as individuals, we can only be whole together.
When we make a conscious connection with others there is a chemistry, or spark that is palpable. We are aware of this, but it’s easier to focus on ourselves, so we go back to being individualized.
The word “OUR”-selves is inclusive; even it knows better...
There is no separateness, no literal singularity, each of us is a purposeful ingredient in the recipe of creation, life, God.
1. Think of something you dearly love. Stay with that thought.
2. Go back in your head to the perfect moment, not a single moment before or after.
3. Write a list of your favorite things, on paper, with a pen or pencil.
4. Go for a walk and focus on your breathing and steps. If your mind wanders, go back to your breathing and steps.
5. Force yourself to laugh out loud for 3.5 minutes. (Think of funny stuff!)
6. Say a prayer of gratitude.
7. Plan your next vacation!
8. Call someone who loves you and if they don’t answer leave an adorable message.
9. Buy yourself flowers.
10. Write a love letter, from you, to you.
11. Go look in the mirror and tell yourself how beautiful, wonderful, loving, kind and successful you are.
12. Do something new, something you’ve always wanted to do.
13. Cut up fresh ripe fruit and enjoy it. Be mindful of every movement, smell, sensation, flavor.
14. Smile for 5 entire minutes.
August 21st, 2017 Eclipse
Eclipse: the total or partial obscuring of one celestial body by another or the passing into the shadow of a celestial body
Let me start by saying that witnessing a total eclipse is clearly a cool thing. It’s uncommon and seems wild to watch the sun fall into a shadow. However, energetically it’s more interesting; not because of the activity of the eclipse, but because of how we think and overthink events like this...
Anytime attention is directed at a specific event, the energy surrounding that event intensifies. This may make something more powerful (meaningful) for us. (Let’s be sure not to misinterpret the word “powerful” it often simply means “meaningful,” especially when it comes to metaphysical/esoteric ideals.)
An eclipse is a natural occurrence and doesn’t have “special” energy or influence of any kind. It’s merely a natural behavior of the cosmos. However, quite a bit of energy (here on earth) is stirring around this event. People are getting so excited, worried, overly cautious. They are spending huge money and planning trips to witness the event. Many hotel rooms are sold out in Oregon and running up to $2,500 per night.
Because of this, buying into an eclipse having some kind of special or supernatural power seems easier than wanting to admit that we just might be behaving out-of-whack with our own selves.
“It wasn’t me, the eclipse made me do it!” <---Don’t be this person.
It’s just an eclipse guys...
It’s neat and only as meaningful as you make it, just as any other day.
If you are feeling energetically wonky, it’s because you are not in alignment or in control of your energy. Maybe stop attempting to blame external things for your full-time internal employment opportunity. If you get stuck, feel stuck, or aren’t reaching goals as rapidly as you had hoped, let's have a little chat.
Don’t blame the eclipse.
Structuring the day can help if you're often feeling scattered or not as effective as you'd like to be. To maximize your time, these quick thoughts might help.
Here are some ideas:
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