Our true self calls from deep within and this authentic revelation is beautiful and amazing. Life is tricky, challenging and presents so many stories that begs to differ this idea. In the practice of Yoga and Ayurveda we are given the gunas that reveal to us the pattern of clarity, restlessness and inertia. There are so many ways to share the patterns that show up in our life. Even in the world of counseling moving towards congruence and self actualization/realization is a main concept. Imagine living from a place of inner richness, harmony and peace. Imagine sharing this truth in a loving way that supports others with intelligence, the ability to problem solve and be heart felt. We get honest with what we are feeling inside and know that the doubt, fear, despair are very real and very much a part of this whole divine expression of life, but it is not where we have to live from there is always a chance to turn something rotten into something amazing.
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!
The ability to deliberately elevate my own existence as well as those around me is perhaps the best thing ever. Please know that I'm not interested in making all the sorrow, heartbreak, loss and grief disappear…but when you realize that life happens and you discover you can choose how you want to respond…that's one fabulous way of living! In the past few months I've been digging deeper & deeper to connect with a more…to live with more wholeness while being brighter, lighter…vibrating higher.
Holistic living is an invitation of experiencing life not just from the mind, but in a more dynamic relationship of body, mind, soul, emotion, & energy. There's great respect for life & the 'divine paradox' that is our nature. At least for me. Since you can't have a shadow unless there is a light being cast upon you. There can't be moments of heartache unless there were moments of the heart swollen with joy. The list of 'divine paradox' goes on for-ever. But when you begin to accept the miraculous relationship of all things there is more prosperity. At least this has been my experience of living holistically.
My meditation teacher would say a lot :). But a main focus of his offering is that your ability to be the highest version of yourself required both knowledge & experience. This by the way is an incredibly paraphrased version of his deep & rich teaching.
Motherhood right now is a perfect example of this play of knowledge & experience. Being a nurturing person I always got it, where the source of love, connection & sentiment came from. There are many amazing people that offer motherly guidance without ever having their uterus expand beyond comprehension. But now that I have knowledge based on experience and experience based on knowledge regarding fertility, pregnancy, delivery, parenting…I have a whole lot less to say about it. Seriously! It's been the one journey I've committed to where I've learned first hand…you do what's best for you!
What does this have to do with embodiment, holistic living & vibrating higher…? You really have to do what's best for you…and give people the space to do what is best for them. Simple & easy…except when we want people to do what we think is best for them…right? Yet if we are living not just from our mind but more integrated with the body, mind, spirit, energy & emotion, then we begin to understand how giving others room to do what's best for them allows you more of the same room. I do want to clarify that this conversation is built on the premis that we respect each other. A key element is energy, it's contagious, transformable, and it is found in everything…everywhere. Thus by taking knowledge from the experiences of others from a larger world view while connecting to our own direct experience, you begin to recognize you have a beautiful opportunity. To live an embodied life connected to the wholeness of being human, to no longer project but rather be deliberate about your own actions. To me this is liberation, freedom, pure joy. You aren't going to dodge any close calls or escape a disruption in the ease of living. However by getting to know your thoughts, physical nature, heart's calling, the tidal rhythm of being human while energetically connected to all things you can integrate a level of awareness & consideration of others that elevates yourself while elevating the world around you.
Yes, embodied experience and knowledge can get uncomfortable but it'll continue to lead you into abundance, success & pure delight. So the next time you are going to hang out with people think of how you want to feel at the end, focus your thoughts and allow your body to stand with this expression while giving others room to have their own experience. Just by being true & committed to your experience while considering the bigger picture, you might just discover more satisfaction afterwards & it may have very well enhanced someone else's experience. What is not being suggested is hold your view higher or at the cost of other's enjoyment. Rather keep focus on what is most important overall. This then becomes a tool, knowledge base that you can utilize in different areas of your life.