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The Energy of You

Each one of us is unique, though we are all part of a bigger collective sharing in a universal experience. Yes, sounds a little complicated unless you break it down to the fact that we are all just energetic beings. Who else believes everything is energy?

What this means is that there are different frequencies of energy and different rates of engaging with this energy – but the best part is that energy is transformable. This means that if we decide we want to be a certain way or have a certain experience we hold an ability to do so. Yes sometimes it is as easy as breathing a little deeper and sometimes it takes just a little bit more work. Regardless, if we align with ourselves then we can step into a frequency that we approve of, accept and courageously bringing forward in the world.

Being able to become who we are is quite an opportunity, some people have said the opportunity of a lifetime which is a privilege available to everyone that chooses to engage more deeply. If that sounds too complicated, it really is about coming home to who you already are – an energetic being that has what it takes to come alive!

What would it be like for you to pause and celebrate life, on some level on a daily basis? Yes, a bit of an undertaking, but getting into a positive frequency makes it easier to create and allow for an enjoyable experience of life – even when it is hard or painful. (If doing it on a daily basis seems overwhelming what about a season or a cycle or even just a few days)? It would fill our ‘resilience tank’ which would then give us the capacity to handle adversity when it comes. For those living in daily adversity, then this is a free accessible tool to reconnect you to the potential that is available to access a new reality.

In the energy of being ourselves we have to allow ourselves permission to be who we have always wanted to be. (While respecting the story of where we have come from). It may take a change in habit and routine, but you can start buy honoring the energy of you. Could you take time everyday to really tune into your uniqueness, your talents, gifts, even your story? By honoring it on a daily basis you give it more energy which allows you to stand more fully in your personal power. It requires a little bit of vulnerability but if you approve of you it is easy to take a little risk and share your light with the world. Which by the way the universe is anxiously awaiting to see you come alive!

There are external energies influencing you as well. Some of them we can shift and change, and sometimes the reality of life seems so unbearable we aren’t certain we have the resources to even begin to make a shift. Pain and adversity is real and it heavily influences how we engage in our life. This engagement is the energy we bring forward to express our experiences. In my opinion there is no real way to get rid of the pain, but we can transform it back to peace. Back to a simple joy and choose to live from that connection which in time can help heal the wounds of our heart. (If you want help with this, please reach out, to me or someone you trust and value).

One thing we want to do is allow ourselves permission to enjoy rather than deny ourselves the connection to the simple celebrations of life. Being able to laugh, getting lost in the light of our hearts, and being able to appreciate the people that show up to support, love and connect with us in our life (or our dreams). Sometimes we just have to appreciate that the breath was there for us when our life depended on it.

When we compassionately engage with the energy of ourselves we know ourselves on a deeper level. This awareness connects us to the core of our being creating value, confidence, and authenticity. What I believe is that when we connect to our individual energy then we honor the energy of the collective. At the same rate if we honor and appreciate the collective it can be easier to step in and honor the energy of the individual.

If you find the energy of the collective to be discouraging, connect back to what inspires you and engage with this energy regularly so you can bring forward your gifts in subtle ways to make a radical difference over time. In the same effort if you are inspired by the energy around you, connect back to the energy of yourself that appreciates this reflection, engage with it on your own terms and add to the inspiration of the world.

What energy of life lights you up right now? What energy are you bringing to life? Tell me cause I love to know the energy of you!

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Action – Movement – Episode 47

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As we take action in our life it helps to have awareness and alignment in the process. When we bring all of this together we create direction in our life. Sure it is not entirely up to just our individual action there is an entire collective energy at work as well. Hence why Awareness truly is everything. Our intention is so powerful but if we just wait around we are going to be disappointed. The other piece is that action is not a place of control but rather discipline. This is where yoga holds so much as the practice in of itself is discipline. You have to decide to show up for yourself, slow down, breathe, connect to your whole self and allow for the union of the body, mind and spirit.

This week’s episode is all about movement which of course is action in of itself. Poses that will surface in the flow included standing forward fold, lunges, triangle, down dog, cobra, bridge pose, reclined twist and legs up the wall. What!?! So when you practice you will want to practice in a way where you can have wall space to put your legs up. Please note you are responsible for the actions you take! If you need guidance on what the pose looks like you can visit the Sacred Essence Facebook page for a little tip on how to get into the pose.

Next episode will guide you inward which wildly holds so much action even though it appears we are doing nothing more than closing our eyes. But for now, grab your mat and connect your breath with your movement!

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Action – Marvel – Episode 46

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While we have been on a journey with Awareness and Alignment it only seems logical to continue with the next phase which is Action. This idea of action comes from the simple idea that EVERYTHING is ENERGY. Yes, EVERYTHING! There is nothing that is not energy, it may appear that things are not moving like a rock or perhaps they move so fast that we cannot see the movement like sound, but everything is energy. With energy this reminds us that everything is in action. What pace is another topic. The action we take comes from both our awareness and our alignment.

Emotions, thoughts, all energy. The beating of our heart, a consistent (ideally) beat that expands and contracts. So not only is everything energy it is also either in a place of expansion or contraction; fast or slow; supportive or restrictive. You getting the picture now? What is really cool, our life also holds energy and we get to direct that energy – up or down; forward or backwards; side to side; and help collaborate in what direction we want to move.

The topic is a bit broad and so it is complicated and my intent is to just plant a seed and watch it bloom. The awareness we bring and the way we align combine to give it momentum, direction and the result, expected or desired is another story, but there is a result. I am not going to go all scientific on you, but there are even laws of motion that govern how we exist in this life. Gravity is an energy that keeps our feet on the earth, but the energy of our minds can easily keep us ungrounded and this in of itself brings us out of alignment and thus the action we take can create more pain that keeps us more stuck in our life. Listen to go deeper with me and enjoy this month’s Sacred Journey!

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Without A Doubt

There are not many moments we enter where it is easily said….without a doubt. But there are moments and these moments affirm the certainty which than carries us through uncertain times. Trust, faith and conviction all help as well as having practices and tools that keep us integrated to our center. Aligned not so much with the chaos but the mystical potency our highest being holds. There are things for me that I know to be true without a doubt. That every single one of us are sacred at our core. Yes, even the ones I might not agree with completely. That love is real. My vision and clarity of where I am headed aligned with faith in the present moment is much more serving and supportive than questioning everything. That the sun's light is steady and that somehow things always work out…you know…everything is going to be ok. There is an energetic forecast that reveals a heightened intensity for this month. (Personally I feel I have been in this intensity and am so grateful to those from whom I turn to for healing, growth, inspiration & support). Being able to care for yourself daily in ways that keep you in tune, grounded and clear are essential. If you have been in a place of surrender, ecstatic expression, challenge, sad, on fire, it's going to continue to be extreme. Freaking out won't really help anyone, thing or yourself so recognize how you are choosing to participate. Cultivating practical processes that keep you connected to your highest expression of love & light will feed the faith that banishes doubt. This months podcast theme is all about sustenance, so perhaps its time to be committed to personal clarity so we can be supportive of the collective.

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Inner Landscape

What are you planting in your inner landscape?I ask as this is how you see the world and well, the world brings to you what you see. It goes back to the idea that everything is energy and that there is a simple default of the universe that we know called the Law of Attraction. It however is not the law of I think positive so only good positive things happen. That is the law of foolish thought. Instead it is a recognition that you can choose what you want to feel. Then once you’ve begun to connect to feelings and energy that are supportive, nourishing and encouraging, well then you know how to go out into the world to connect to these qualities.

Here’s an example. I’ve spent a lot of time acknowledging that I am fortunate as I was conditioned to always see the good in a situation. So while my husband and I are not supporting a robust bank account we live an abundant life that is rich with experience and opportunities to participate with what we cultivate and also with what we are provided. Yes we work, pay bills and have responsibilities, but our mindset is aligned with how we want to experience our life.

We have a friend that is also abundant yet she regularly speaks of how broke they are, that they will have to dip into savings and that they are struggling. It’s kind of a drag as she’s experiencing life from this vantage point, one of scarcity and lack. So our lives, actually pretty parallel, are being experienced completely different. All because of the way we perceive. So the world may easily provide both of us the same, one of us will embrace it from the perspective of lack and the other from the perspective of abundance. 

But it goes deeper than that. I can’t just think positively about my life or bank account. I tried that and fooled myself into a dark spiral. I’ve had to work on understanding what abundance and prosperity really feel like and connect to those feelings while also acknowledging limiting and lower energies like sadness, anger (lots of that really) and fear/doubt. I also have worked way hard on not silencing these energies or suppressing them and instead welcoming them, giving them a voice on the committee but not allowing them to be the director. I had to ask for help, get vulnerable, let my guard down and stop hiding as well as trying to do it all in my own. And I continue to be real. It’s just that this reality includes authentic joy, abundance and honestly I feel like I’m prospering! And when I doubt myself, which I will, probably when I go to post this, I won’t ignore or pretend the doubt isn’t there. Instead I’ll ask myself why am I feeling like this. What message is behind this energy and is that message honoring my true self. You could say I hold my emotions accountable and and allow them to be guides, hero’s really rather than villains.

Think about it. You are part of this universe and what do you believe the universe, world, your life to be? Now tell me what you are experiencing in your life. If that’s too much, look at other people in your life and what they are experiencing. It’s easier only because the tendency to take it personally is less.

Now what would it be like to get in touch with a perspective that is anchored in belief, thought & emotion that supported you, your life, those you love? And you woke up to what makes a major shift in how you experience life and then this starts to amplify into more success, love, gratitude, abundance and prosperity. Pretty good? What will it be like if you just continue on as you are right now?

Last example…my passion is to support people in their growth, to help them recognize they deserve a radiant life as they, we all, are a magnificent miracle. I have had this passion since I was very little. But somewhere along the way I got a message that said I had to give up a piece of me in order for someone else to grow. Another layer of that message, I would lose something significant to gain something. When you read this you might relate or think that is such a ridiculous belief. It was my unconscious normal and in my quest to serve I have lost a lot. There’s one more layer. Though I love to support people there are other amazing people that do it way better than me so I must continue to learn more and once I’ve learned enough I’ll be ready to really help others the way I have always envisioned. This has been a safe way of limiting myself and supporting the belief that nothing more will be taken from me. These beliefs by the way are no ones fault and I blame no one. But I have done some serious investigating and realized that this is my inner landscape. It was an unconscious one for most of my life. So no matter how much I learn the inner soil won’t allow it to blossom because I have unknowingly allowed in an invasive species that is not aligned with the natural environment choking out the potential.

Thank goodness I have had a strong pursuit to learn more because it’s directed me back to my truth. The fertile soil that is allowing the treasures of my heart to be revealed and it is bountiful! I also know that I will continue to seek more and grow more, I’ll continue to draw support from others that believe in me. But I’m done hiding. I’ve realized that the world is waiting on me and my light. It’s waiting on yours too by the way. And well it’s amazing!

So I’m putting together something special that takes all my gifts and brings forward an opportunity to reveal to you your own gifts. Yes, I already have a package put together and if anything I’ve been saying resonates, reach out, let’s talk and gain some clarity. But if you are interested in a day where you immerse yourself into an experience that will elevate you, support you, and nourish your inner landscape in a way that you can live with more abundance. Stay tuned as this is going to be a very impactful presentation that is tailored to your specific needs. Yes it’s a chance for you to truly discover your brilliant, beautiful, bada•s self! And if you don’t feel like waiting to find out what it is, I’m happy to tell you, but you have to reach out to me!

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It appears the most supportive tool right now includes kindness, patience and compassion. At least that’s advice that continues to reappear as I navigate a deeper understanding of the astrological forecast currently. (Full list of inspiration at the end of this post). Did you know that we are in a current arrangement that has multiple planets appearing to move backwards? (Official term is retrograde). 

Before I go any further, if you know me you know I draw inspiration from the stars as we are all just stars dust anyway. Don’t believe me, google it or go ask a physicist (or science teacher) the core ingredients of the universe that are essential for human life to exist. And if your wrinkling your forehead as you realize that I’m about to go on about how the planetary arrangement has an effect on the inner workings and putter results of your life, I ask you what would happen if the moon decided that it no longer wanted to orbit our earth? You can ask the physics teacher if you aren’t sure.

Now that you are a little more on board with me I can continue….my written offering regarding RECALIBRATING. So if we all (the collective and inclusive) are star dust and everything is connected and everything is energy and that energy is contagious…it might support you’re ability to live with more confidence and enjoyment to pause and pay attention.

This past fall I was called/inspired to put on a four part series of how yoga is the entry point to finding our center. It combined my experience and education regarding yoga, counseling and coaching. The focus was on cultivating inner stability, Finding Your Center, and I intentionally timed the course with the winter solstice and the spring equinox, from darkness to light. I’m pretty certain a majority of the participants gained a great deal of insight to incorporate in their life. As the facilitator I invited them to work towards an energetic recalibration to cultivate conscious cognitive consistency. The four part series was just an introduction and I’m honored to have committed individuals that are interested in furthering their own growth. Little did I know we were preparing for a time that asks individuals to strengthen their center or inner radar.

Now, here we are at a time of a wild and wonderful arrangement with the planets. Mars, the planet of muscle and movement, symbolizing ambition and success is in retrograde. And as Raflee Finn puts it, even Mars doesn’t like being in retrograde. But there’s more way more. Mars joined the company of Pluto, which brings out our shadow or psychological vulnerabilities. (For a deeper understanding see the links below). So what does this have to do with recalibrating?

These great astrological guides recommend finding your center and strengthening your inner radar. (Yes, I am repeating how my listening to my own inner wisdom because I have been doing a lot of recalibrating myself is being currently encourage among astrologists). But How can you possibly connect to and strengthen this radar/center if you don’t slow down? How can you even operate if you don’t have a pulse on your own inner workings? Yet we all want our life to go according to plan and have the results we desire…

(Pluto by the way encourages you to look at your belief system and release the limitations that have created a conscious conditioning which has formed many invisible walls that are inhibiting your freedom).

Well, though I could go on and on (and if you are working with me privately you know we will continue the conversation or if you come to a yoga class of mine guess the theme). But for the sake of this blog I’m going to wrap it up. The planets on some level are asking you to slow the frick down!

Saturn and Jupiter are also retrograde and in a few days Mercury also goes retrograde. So in your future, the collective future, there will be 5 planets in retrograde for the next few months! Boom! The cosmic map is inviting you to reflect, release, receive, remember and recalibrate.   So here are a few suggestions to help you navigate the astrological transformation that is before you or emotional currents that will rock your sense of stability.

1.Return to your truth. Get in touch with an honest concept of yourself.

2. Reconnect to that which motivates you from the inside, your center, conscious core. (Not sure, read number 3 then go back to number 1).

3. Remember we are all in this together and recognize the importance of patience, kindness and compassion in your endeavors both with yourself and all that you encounter.

There are so many ways you can do this in a way that is fun and enjoyable! It’s an investment though of energy, specifically time and money. You can purchase books, read blogs, converse with friends (the compassionate, loving & supportive ones). You can return to your meditation or prayer practice. All this will support you. You can go a little further and work with a coach or a counselor. Yes, I am a coach that helps support individuals in gaining clarity, finding their center and recalibrating to enjoy more ease, vitality & confidence. Yes you can hire me and it is totally worth it if you want to experience life with less stress (physical, mental, financial, emotional).

What I’ve loved about having a coach myself, is my life is enjoyably peaceful amid the noise and haste. I’ve affirmed my ability to live from empowered truths and discovered a more authentic way to participate with the world. And as I’m about to turn 40 I’m in a place of truly embracing the wisdom that I’ve been graced with and am in tune with a sense of self that gives my life great purpose and well truly living with grace. (I’ve still got stuff I’m just living from a higher vantage point).

You can continue to navigate the currents of your life by default and know that you aren’t alone. We are all in this together. You can also get even more clear by recommitting to your own light, remembering the worthy worrier you are and receive more enrichment and enhancement. You know, recalibrate.

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