Michael Singer, author and spiritual teacher said it best:
"Most of us think that nothing good is ever going to happen to us unless I make it happen. We don’t realize we think this way, but we do. We are scared inside - and we have all these concepts of how things need to be for us to be okay. We think life is a battle, a fight. Thinking life is against me and I need to make it for me. The Truth is, life does a good job by itself. Life is pretty intelligent. No human interest with the miraculous that life is.”
I don’t know about you but this statement summed up my approach to life - believing that my life should look a certain way and meet MY expectations - and if it doesn’t, something is wrong - or that I’m a failure for not being...
“We are constantly trying to hold it all together. If you really want to see why you do things, then don't do them and see what happens.” ~Michael Singer, The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
The past few months, and years, I’ve been doing some deep personal/spiritual work. The work has helped me to get to the ROOT of some issues that I’ve been living with - that I wasn’t even aware that I had.
Michael Singer, in his book, The Untethered Soul, describes these core wounds/issues as thorns. We can choose to keep them there and do everything in our power to protect and make sure that nothing, and no one, brushes up against them to cause more pain - OR - we can remove them.
Removing them requires that you become aware of...
Seeking validation from outside sources (other people or material things) - is a clear indication of a lack of self-trust.
In other words, when you don’t trust what you know to be true about you, your circumstances, and your potential - you want to know that others know.
To validate means to make valid, substantiate, confirm. Imagine the amount of personal power you give away by seeking outside validation.
What if you took that energy you put into seeking other people’s approval - or an accomplishment, credential or whatever - and went within and validated yourself? Imagine the power and energy you’d gain if you stopped wanting others to recognize you and give you significance.
This is right here is the majority of my work with clients. Yes we...
This statement about needs vs. wants , says something so groundbreaking, so fundamental to your ability to experience inner well-being that it could potentially go unnoticed.
Treating your needs as optional is something most all of us have done, or continue to do each day without even realizing it. This is a habit of self-sabotagewhere you may continually ignore needs that you have without even realizing that’s what you’re doing.
Without knowing that you even have needs, let alone even have the right to honor them, is what can be troubling and will, without a doubt, cause havoc in your life and your overall well-being.
If you’re someone who has loads of responsibilities on your plate – a family, work, relationships and a slew of other responsibilities and...
You know the feeling - your jaw clenches and you feel anxious and nervous…you may know what is triggering you and you may not. Regardless - you know that in that moment fear has a grip on you - and you believe whatever “it” tells you - that "it's" real.
Have you ever considered that you may have been following fear vs. following your own Truth - especially in areas of your life that mean the most to you?
And, usually the areas that make you feel the most fear - are the areas that never seem to change - do you agree?
Fear “thinks” it’s keeping you safe - but in Truth - it’s keeping you the same and miserable.
Sure, fear has it’s place in your life. It is tremendously effective in keeping you out of danger. ...
Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures: A fear of time running out.
Being a creative soul means that youre more impatient than most. You most likely walk around on a daily basis feeling an unrelenting feeling of anxiousness - a feeling that, no matter how hard you try, you cant seem to put your finger on what is causing it.
You feel impatient, but why? Why do you feel as if time keeps passing by and you arent comfortable with it?
If you go deeper into the impatience and anxiousness, youll most likely find a fear the fear of time running out before you realize your full potential.
The fear of time running out is a common one and especially if youre someone...
"We attract what we are aligned with whether consciously or unconsciously."
When I read the above statement something clicked in me. I read it and instantly knew that it is True. We attract what we are aligned with - whether we know it or not.
And…oftentimes, when it comes to the areas of our lives that are the most important and we want to attract and keep what we truly value - those are the areas that feel so out of grasp, like water slipping through your fingers.
Do you agree?
A client asked me the other day, why is it so easy for me to be calm and attract things that I don’t care much about so effortlessly - but when it comes to what truly matters for me - what is most important, I feel anxious and I overanalyze - and then keep things stuck?
I’ve spent a lifetime of relying on other people’s opinions.
Whether it was hiring a career consultant (notice I said consultant, not coach) to tell me what I *should* do based on my skills and background vs. my true passion...to going to a spiritual “guru” to tell me where my life was headed based on reading an astrological chart…
Whatever it was - I’ve had a lifelong habit of believing other people had my answers - and believing they knew better than I did/do.
But how can someone else know your Truth? How can someone else know and tell you which direction your life should go? Is their intuition, knowing, or spiritual connection stronger than yours?
No it isn’t..but oftentimes you may believe someone else...
I was speaking with someone recently who asked me “So when you experienced that hurt at an early-age, who did you tell about it?” “Nobody” I answered.
What this individual helped me realize is - “Nobody” quickly became my companion in life -that voice in my head who kept me company and helped me create stories about why I *think* things happened and what they meant vs. simply just letting what happened, BE.
And I’ve continued to keep Nobody around for most of my life. Relying on my mind-made stories to help me decipher events or circumstances and create meaning out of them. And...when I didn’t have a direct answer, that meaning I made up usually was a negative conclusion vs. a positive one. This conclusion...
When you go to different levels in your own growth and evolution, new challenges with "not enough" will inevitably emerge.
I heard someone say the other day "New Level, New Devil." Very true!
Yet, our "not enoughness" at different levels need not be viewed as a "bad", but just an opportunity to get closer to your untapped potential and your life's calling/purpose.
And...like any worthwhile endeavor, you get to SEE and realize your blocks. Otherwise, they stay dormant within and hold you back. Always remember, if you can't see it, you can't transform it.
One of the biggest blocks I see with folks in their pursuit to do & BE more in their life, work and relationships, is: Believing they don't have authority. Authority over your thoughts. Authority over your self-image.
If you think...