Always remember to ground with gratitude with each successful landing by planting your feet, growing roots and most importantly sharing your new seeds as you shout, “Thank you for allowing me to belong.” And then, prepare to step, leap or jump once again.
Love’s companion is loyalty and both are grounded in gratitude. Live fearlessly with love and in loyalty.
They say that humans can make up to 35,000 choices in a day. That means that we have 35,000 opportunities to shine or shame. Shame is defined as, “a painfulfeeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behaviour.” Shame is more than a painful emotion, it is also a physical sensation that is brought on by stress or distress.
We are here on earth to act and do – we are made to act and do. So why do we carry so much shame? Perhaps it is because of the constant bombardment from the media and the outside world, which creates a lack of listening to our inner wisdom and voice. This can leave us with the constant feeling of discontent or failure because of the fear that we have made the wrong choice – so we hang on too long, do what we are told or we try to do it all – all out of fear of being shames; even when we know it is not the right choice, which is the real definition of shame.
Give yourself permission to shine. Give yourself permission to succeed.
In order to take a full breath in, you have to let go and breathe out. What you desire or want might be right in front of you but if your hands are full, you cannot receive. One way or another create space so that you can receive. This can be done by giving or perhaps by simply releasing or letting go.
Up until now, the goal has been to try and expand your way of thinking from past beliefs that were maybe “within the box,” and instead go back to what you have always known “within your soul,” so that you can live your greatest and most authentic life with the success you deserve. With this new sense of pureness of thought and confidence in yourself, I hope you will stay out of that box in order to remain uniquely you as you continue to create momentum towards your own goals and dreams. The world needs your unique gift and your creation – I know this without a doubt. And this gift is what you know and what you seek to understand more of – and this is what you will be called to teach.
Start to visualize your endgame, your ending or your legacy that will live on way past your own life. What do you really want to leave behind? How do you want to be remembered? Even if this is monetary, what do you hope each dollar left will offer those who are coming behind you? This will help you as you embark on this part of your journey, knowing that what you choose to do today will be part of the greater plan.
Mindfulness: No matter what your final goal or your immediate goal is, the ultimate reward that comes with achievement is always a feeling. This feeling is also what you need to succeed. Choose one word that is necessary for you to be at your best, to work your best and be most efficient, the word that will be your rope to get to the other side and what will be there when you arrive. What is the belief behind this need? This is also what you will more fully understand, what you will teach and it is what will live on, long after you are gone.
Example words: Peace, love, secure, respect, hope, enlightenment, wisdom, truth, protected, accomplished, complete, stability, faith, trust or connection.
Is there a phrase behind this word that holds a belief? Example phrases: Everything we need to heal and prosper has been provided; therefore, I need to feel faithful to succeed or I need to feel connected to succeed or hope. Another one: I know there is a greater purpose to my efforts, which is why I need to feel love in order to succeed or clarity for success.
Our past includes our day. So when we refer to letting go of the past, that includes what happened in our day. Practicing yoga and meditation at the end of a long day prepares one’s mind and body for a good night’s sleep and peaceful dreams – which, in turn, prepares you for an even better tomorrow.
Mindfulness: We become what we remember. This is often affected by “how” we remember. What is whirling through your mind at the end of your days you would like to lay to rest? How does this mirror what whirls through your mind from your past that you know you need to release? This can become like a tornado pulling in more and more of the same or similar experiences because that is what you are attracting.
Why are you attracting it? Because you see it – with your eyes, your third-eye, your intuition, your various levels of consciousness and subconsciousness. This programming is your body’s and nature’s way of keeping you safe from danger. So, if you are in fact safe, this is something that needs to be healed and put to rest.
Each time we embark on an intentional or unintentional transformation or change, there is always that space and time called transition. In a perfect dance it is the moment when one is suspended in mid-air, or when two partners are reaching for each other, yet there is not contact. It is the top of a deep inhale, the second before the exhale. It is a time of anticipation, and where one remains fairly still to be sure not to miss the next beat.
Mindfulness: What word or words come to mind when you imagine this suspension in time? Excitement, trust, hopeful, focus, beauty, freedom? Perhaps that is how you are feeling today.
Today you may be suspended in mid-air, but you are also doing it! Bring to mind or write down the word you chose from Day 3 that describes how will you will feel when you reach the goal or intention you set. How will you feel when that moment arrives when you touch that hand or the solid ground below and raise your arms in triumph? When you finally have that clarity or focus? When you land that job, or find that partner, or lose those pounds or are truly done with that unhealthy habit. What are you feeling? Feel that along with pride in yourself for taking this big step and feel the excitement, trust, hope, focus, beauty and freedom that comes with the exhilarating suspension and the faithful unknowns.
Today you are swinging and twirling, waiting to exhale, to leap or land, to catch or throw, to begin or end. You are in mid-air. And remember: this as your show! it is beautiful and fascinating so just enjoy it.
When we think about or hear the word “core” we often think about our front six-pack area. But, it is also our mid to lower back, which is just as important to keep strong. And, it is everything inside that area, which is the majority of our digestive system. When we relate this to our life, it brings to light that what we put in us and what is behind us, our past, is very significant in how we stand, move forward and area able to face what is in front of us. No matter what your past involved, let it be part of your strength for your future, not a weakness, by releasing the toxicity and keeping the vitality.
Mindfulness: Transformation is constant because it is a result of change, and change is the only guarantee in life. Without change, there is no life; therefore, whatever transformation you are about to embark on, make it part of the twists and twirls and swirl it into the dance of your life. Make this transformation part of your forever dance.