So you’ve gone through a gut wrenching, enlightening, soul enriching, inner transformation.
You’ve faced yourself lovingly.
You’ve identified the falsities of your life that have been denied for so long, and finally made peace with them.
You’ve cried, journaled, prayed, meditated your brains out.
You’ve pulled out the weeds one by one for new roots to spring forth.
You’ve done the work and it’s been hard, but also incredibly liberating.
When the windows of perception are cleared, it’s amazing what you’ll begin to see in the room of your life that, up until now, seemed so dark.
What you’ll begin to see in the room is the truth about your life.
This is what consciousness is all about. It’s about being lit up, awakening from the inside.
It’s knowing the difference between what is real and what is imagined.
The parts of you that you thought were broken, the parts that you feel are messy, the parts of you that have felt incomplete. Those are the parts that heal with unconditional love, so that you can ultimately become a whole person.
When you find your internal harmony between the yin and the yang, and the balance between your strengths and weaknesses, you can now make it all work together in a whole, functional manner this time with total acceptance.
You know better now, you’ve seen the light and there’s no turning back!
What a relief to now discover, “I am actually perfect the way I am!”
Yet, sometimes getting to this point can feel like ground zero, and you have to learn how to live your life in a completely new way. This can be completely wonderful, but it can also be a little overwhelming.
It’s only natural that you’ll stumble a bit along the way, and occasionally resort to old patterns, because you’re still in the middle of the process.
The process is a beautiful place to be, because that’s where you get to create your new story!
You don’t have the weight of your past, or whatever previously held preconceived notions of who you are, but rather you are now a blank canvas, ready to be painted by all the divine and infinite possibilities available to you!
How exciting, maybe even a tad scary, moving into uncharted territory, but each day you take a step, surrender with a leap of faith and know you are on the right path. Love surrounds you and supports you, and you are exactly where you need to be.
You will figure it out.
Be patient and gentle with yourself, and enjoy the journey along the way.
Are you the type to graciously accept a compliment, gift, or a hug?
Are you willing to accept help when needed?
Or does your pride turn it down, interpreting it as a sign of weakness?
Just how willing are you to receive?
Sometimes you’ll go through periods in your life where you experience a series of so many disappointments that you feel like you’re losing spirit.
It becomes your pathology to reenact a recurring theme in your life to support the story that you’ve created.
That’s when you form walls in your heart, as a defence mechanism, and you create an identity of being a victim.
That’s when you end up inevitably pushing your blessings away from you.
Then there are times that so many wonderful things are happening at the same time and it becomes overwhelming, and your inner saboteur starts acting up and saying, ‘whoa, this is too much.’
Imagine if you’ve been single for a while, and when you finally meet an amazing person who showers you love and affection. But your inner saboteur starts finding flaws and retracting.
Or, you’ve been offered an incredible career opportunity, but you start convincing yourself that you’re not qualified.
When this happens, it is revealing your internal beliefs that you are unworthy.
And until you heal these false beliefs, you will continue to sabotage your blessings on an unconscious level.
Because the reality is that you can set the most grandiose goals in life, but if your heart isn’t open or ready to receive it, it will not happen.
An open heart creates space for everything beautiful to enter your life.
It aligns itself with a higher vibrational frequency and says to the Universe, “Yes, I’m worthy.”
Become more aware of your internal beliefs. Make peace with them. Forgive them. Set the intention that you are willing to set healthier beliefs about yourself, and you will expand your heart to receive all of the wonderful blessings that life has to offer you.
Here are 3 ways that you can identify your internal beliefs:
1) How you accept a compliment.
I absolutely love giving compliments to people. In fact, I give compliments to strangers regularly, and often I observe a certain awkwardness. Some people close up completely and turn away, while others are quick to fire back a compliment without accepting it graciously. Both reactions reveal feelings of unworthiness. Observe yourself next time someone complements you, and this will reveal your internal beliefs. (Also, responding with a simple ‘thank you’ for a compliment is gracious.)
2) Your reaction when a wonderful, opportunity comes your way.
It’s perfectly normal to feel a little scared when an amazing opportunity comes your way to advance. However, over-analyzing the opportunity could really be your inner saboteur speaking out. Sometimes we use procrastination as a tool so that we can push the opportunity away from us. The next time this happens, remind yourself that you are worthy, and there’s no reason not to accept the opportunities that flow in your direction. By accepting this abundance, it prevents you from becoming stagnant.
3) When someone gives you an unexpected gift.
Clamming up, or feeling guilty about not reciprocating an unexpected gift are signs of unworthiness. When this happens, accept the gift graciously with a ‘thank you’, and leave it at that. Then at a later date, when your heart is inclined to return the gesture, go for it, because it will be coming from a more genuine place. A place of love, instead of ‘just because.’
Awareness is the first step to change, and when you have the courage to lovingly face your beliefs that block you from living the life that you truly want, you can position yourself to receive all of the wonderful things that life has to offer.
Does any of this resonate? I’d love to hear from you!
Or, need advice?
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Life longs to love you, allow it to shower you with affection.
And remember, you are worthy simply because of who you are.
I truly don’t know anyone who doesn’t want a better life for themselves.
Nothing wrong with a little improvement, right?
Although we can change the course of our lives by enhancing the quality of our thoughts and energy, for many, September often feels like the beginning of the year. It’s a great time to start making changes in your life.
People are infinite beings that want to expand; we are just not meant to remain stagnant.
However, attachment is one of the greatest hindrances to your soul’s growth.
You want to start the business that could set you free, but refuse to take the risk and dive right in.
You want to meet the partner of your dreams, but refuse to let go of the relationship that is clearly not working because you’re afraid of being alone.
You want a bigger home, but you can’t even manage the smaller one you’ve got.
Sometimes, you unconsciously hold on to the people, things, and patterns that feel familiar to your old self, which contrasts with your new self, that is ready to evolve.
Letting go is hard, but sometimes that’s the very thing you need to set you free.
It creates the space you need to grow, and move forward in your life.
The truth of the matter is that your soul is not meant to remain stagnant. It’s meant to learn and evolve.
In every given moment you have the opportunity to create a new life for yourself by creating space in your mind, and to make the conscious choice to live in the present moment.
There are endless possibilities that are waiting to be released in your life.
Here are the 4 ways to tap into the possibilities available to you, to help you create the life you want:
Everyone has moments when they question themselves. People experience moments where their confidence slips when setbacks occur. However, you must believe in yourself with all your heart, and know that you are worthy. Doubt and faith cannot co-exist with one another. Generate excitement about your belief in yourself, feel it as it is, talk about it in the present tense and it will happen.
2) Forgive your past.
Forgive yourself of all mistakes. Let go of the fear and the shame. You are not a bad person, but everyone makes mistakes. That’s how you learn. But now It’s time to let go of what should of happened, and start living in what is happening right now. Free yourself, free your mind, and free your heart in order to make room in your energy to allow the life you want to unfold.
3) De-clutter your stuff.
I cannot stress this enough, clutter is a form of attachment. Objects hold energy, and trigger emotions of the past. When you surround yourself in clutter, deep down you are resisting change. Your actions line up to support your unconscious beliefs and will continue to fester. By clearing your space, you are sending a signal out to the Universe that your heart is open and ready for the life that you want.
A simple practice you can begin, to gently let go of these patterns, is to start by de-cluttering your home daily. Declare the following as you purge “I am willing to move forward in my life.” As you let go of certain objects that give you memories of your past, you will slowly renew your energy, align with the present moment and fall back into the flow of your life moving forward.
4) Feel good now by remaining in a state of plentitude.
Feeling good opens you up to a plethora of possibilities. Begin to feel good now in your mind and this will raise your vibrational frequency. I know that this is tough if you’ve got some temporary, undesirable circumstances in your life, however you can still choose to thrive and be optimistic until things change. You’ve got to make a commitment to yourself, and a declaration to the Universe, that although you have certain desires, you choose to be your highest, most vibrant Self now, no matter what. In the wise words of Yogi Bhajan, “If you are happy, happiness wants to come to you because happiness wants to go where happiness is.” Get your happy on!
There is nothing better than a clean slate and an open heart.
For those brave souls who are willing to create space in their lives, anything is possible!
Now over to you: In what part of your life are you willing to create space?
Or, need advice?
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