Working On the Self

Working On the Self

Working on the self to develop and grow is a process, even a work-in-process.

At times, the process feels like a long winding road with dead ends, obstacles, and all. Often we wish for it to just be easy. Can you relate?

Working on me is something I do every day. I dive deeper to understand my emotions, my needs, my fears, my expectations - all so that I can more clearly communicate who I am to others.

It feels really hard to communicate effectively with others if I am not doing that with myself first.

For me, there is an innate knowing that I am here to make a big impact in the world. I am here to guide and share, and to do that, I have to be in alignment with my truth, my needs, my creativity, and my gifts.

Without that alignment, I struggle. I fear. I resist. I lose my way along the road.

But along the way, there are always guides supporting us.

Goodbye Inner Truth and Old Ways of Thinking

Goodbye Inner Truth and Old Ways of Thinking

I want to gratefully say goodbye to the Gate 61 INNER TRUTH energy that was activated by Pluto between March 7 and June 10, 2018. I previously wrote in detail how this energy may have impacted you. You can read that article, Powerful Thinking in ActionHERE

Because all of us experienced this energy for three months, there are many new realizations that may have come to light. You may have created new questions to ask in order to research the things that no longer felt true for you.

You may have discovered that there were pieces of historical information that no longer seemed true or correct. You may have begun to ask WHY in a whole new light. You may have begun to know things that you didn't "know" previously.

The Gate 61 energy is powerfully unique in its thinking. It is different from the ways you were taught to think and learn and is very individually based. It can be hard to trust and believe this knowingness given it is so different.

However, these new insights may have led you to uncover and even expose the lies you once believed. You may have said goodbye to old beliefs, old ideas, and even old ways of thinking without realizing it.

The Perceptions of Who You Are...

The Perceptions of Who You Are...

Who are you to judge others?
Who are you to be judged by others?

Who are you to criticize others?
Who are you to be criticized by others?

Who are you to laugh at others?
Who are you to be laughed at by others?

Who are you to treat others rudely?
Who are you to be treated rudely?

Who are you to distrust others?
Who are you to be distrusted by others?

Who are you to ignore others?
Who are you to be ignored by others?

Who are you to think you are better than others?
Who are you to have others think they are better than you?

Who are you to punish others?
Who are you to be punished by others?

There is More to This Life than Just Pushing Through

There is More to This Life than Just Pushing Through

Push. Heave. Ugh! Sweat. Tears. Exhaustion. 

Pushing is what must happen to birth a child. 

But there is also a time and a place for pushing.

To push for the sake of pushing can create insanity and overwhelm.

I know because I spent last year pushing way too hard in my business. 

And I am still exhausted.

Can you relate?

The support I received from my business mentor was all about taking action and pushing through.

Push through the resistance.
Push past the fear.
Push past and ignore the truth.
Just push.

So I pushed. I kept doing the things that didn't feel correct for me. I put myself out there, doing Facebook Lives and boosting ads.

It's really no surprise that I began burning out and Facebook banned my ad account.

It's in those moments that defeat comes up. Exhaustion leads to frustration which leads to beating ourselves up. We second guess our decisions. We believe we are not cut out for this work. We conclude that success is not for us - that it's only for everyone else.

But success IS for everyone of us.
It IS for me.
It IS for you.

Mercury Retrograde is BACK

Approximately three times per year, the planet Mercury goes retrograde. This is where it appears that the planet moves in a backwards motion although it is still moving forward.

Mercury officially went retrograde for the first time in 2018 on March 22. It turns direct on April 15. What does this mean and how does it affect you?

Here are some tips to help you stay flowing WITH this energy:

  • Mercury is the planet of all things communication, technology, and transportation. Now is a great time for routine maintenance on electronics, vehicles, and systems.

Lessons in Letting Go: 2017 Reflections

Lessons in Letting Go: 2017 Reflections

2017 was a bit of a roller coaster ride for me. 

I was fortunate and blessed. My home still stands. Fires and floods happened outside of my area. I lost my cat Venice, but all other loved ones were safe and well.

I am grateful for the ups and downs of the ride. They taught me SO much. 

I had to let go of a lot of old beliefs, old thoughts, old emotional triggers, and even old friends. I gave away old items I still felt attached to so that I could create more healing space for myself.

Healing was paramount. It guided me to understand ME. It allowed me to see where to place my focus in my business. It gave me clarity about the struggles I was facing and what I am now here to overcome. 

I realized that I GET to rewrite the stories of my past. I GET to see where I was limiting myself and holding myself back from achieving BIG dreams.

New Impending Life Changes

New Impending Life Changes

Summer is slowly winding down. I see that school is back in session for most families.

For my family, school actually starts at the end of the month.

This has me rethinking about what I desire in my life given all three of my children will now be in school. My husband is actually beyond ecstatic, more so than I am, because freedom looms in the distance.

Freedom of time, energy, and fulfillment of purpose. 

Oh how it is what we have wanted and it is about to happen. THIS month!

She Lives On...

She Lives On...

During the month of May, I watched this beautiful plant blossom. This gorgeous plant appeared right next to the stake and rock formation we placed as a memorial for our cat, Venice, who we buried just three months prior. The crazy thing is that we never planted this flowering beauty. She just appeared. I intuitively knew the color of the flowers before they presented themselves. I know Venice is with me in spirit, and now in this new, form. I felt called to reflect on this experience in the form of a letter to Venice below.

Dear Venice,

My sweet cat, I feel so blessed and supported. It calms me to see the beauty you now portray. 

And look at you! You radiate an exuberant prosperity purple!

It warms my heart to see that color, the color that stirs my spiritual and altruistic natures. You now exude this beauty for us to see and enjoy.