You bought a new home.
Started a new business.
Got a new job.
You got yourself a personal trainer, took a vacation, got a new haircut.
While these things are all positive changes, they are still outside of yourself and don’t really get to the heart of the matter - thought.
Because wherever you go, there you are.
I once had a very profound dream of floating under a balloon over land. I recall feeling so light and fearless.
In the distance I saw a bridge which appeared to be over the ocean. I couldn’t stop the balloon from floating towards the edge, and so I began to get anxious as I approached the end of the bridge.
I recall thinking to myself “Oh my God, I’m going to drown! What am I going to do?” and in that exact instant, I fell to the bottom of the ocean and came back up for air.
I remember waking up from the dream thinking to myself, “wow, my thoughts are so powerful, fear is powerful.”
If I had faith that I was safe and secure, that the balloon would carry me over the ocean safely to land, I probably would not have drowned in the dream.
For whatever reason, call it a divine message or lesson, that dream became a catalyst for me becoming more mindful of the power of my thoughts and the effects they have on my life.
It made me realize that my life is happening through me, not to me.
It is common for many, on occasion, to blame their environment, past, childhood, outer forces, or circumstances for what’s going on in their life, however, the one thing we fail to realize is that the power for change is within.
And, until you get to the root cause, thought being in this instance, you will keep a recurring cycle of undesirable situations because you haven’t changed the way you think.
By facing what’s really going on in your inner world, it can have the most profound effects on your outer experience and make change really stick.
It’s the very thing that will catalyze inner transformation, and set you free of the thought patterns that are getting in the way of experiencing the reality that you would like to see.
It can be as simple as logging your thoughts down in a journal and then retracing them at the end of the day.
This will require some introspection of course, and through this self-study, you will begin to reap tremendous rewards, if you’re willing to put in the effort.
Once you’ve identified your thoughts, try to recall the feelings that were generated with them. Your feelings affect your energetic state, and this will amplify the intensity and speed of manifestation.
A lot of us tend to walk around on auto-pilot due to past conditioning, because that’s all we know. However, with awareness, you can break this cycle of repetitive thought patterns, and choose to think differently.
A daily meditation practice can also heal and neutralize, negative thought patterns so that you can live more present and create better experiences with your thoughts.
It’s a brand new year, and who wouldn’t want a better life for themselves?
I hope this message empowers you to look within, and know that you have the power to change the trajectory of your year, your life, and ultimately, your new reality.
I’ve got a cool, “Aha” moment to share with you all.
You’ll find that the more present and aware you become, you’ll begin to realize how the Universe is always speaking and responding to you.
One day I took off on a mini road trip for a day. About an hour into the drive we decided to make a quick stop to grab a coffee at Starbucks.
I pulled out a $50 bill to pay the barista as I didn’t have any smaller bills. She accepted my payment and then told me that she only had $5 bills left and that she didn’t have any larger bills. I accepted it reluctantly, a tad unnerved.
I just felt like it cluttered my wallet, I like my money neat and organized; one of my strange idiosyncracies.
So I asked her if I could get a $20 bill from another customer that paid and offered that I would wait. She then responded that they don’t exchange money that way.
Clearly my pushing to get what I wanted and my negotiation skills were not working, so I accepted it gracefully, walked out with a smile, my gazillion $5 dollar bills and my Americano.
Later on that evening on the way home, we decided to stop for some takeout. While standing in line, I struck up a conversation with a lady that was waiting in line behind me.
When it was my turn at the cash register, I pulled out the wad of $5 bills to pay the cashier and before you know it, the lady who I was chatting with behind me says “Oh I see you have all those $5 bills, how about I exchange a $20 bill with you?” She then went on to say “You need a larger bill and I’m in need of smaller bills.”
My first response was, “No, really it’s ok” and then in that split second, I remembered that I wanted a $20 bill earlier, so I accepted it.
I walked away thinking “Wow, I asked for the $20 bill and I got it, how awesome!” And it came to me in the most unorthodox way, from a complete stranger that I would never have figured out.
Which got me thinking, how many times in our lives do we say that we desire something whether it be a beautiful relationship, a career opportunity etc, and it arrives to us and we literally can’t see it?
Thankfully, I was able to stop myself from refusing this complete stranger’s kind gesture and accept my blessing.
So here’s a few questions that I want you to reflect upon, “Do you allow life to unfold?” “Are you willing to be blessed?”
Because what I’ve found in life, is that life will only bless you with what you are willing to allow in.
And really, a lot of it stems from our beliefs, stories of the past, feelings of unworthiness etc.
The good news is, you can heal these self defeating patterns one small shift at a time, just like that split second that I witnessed myself almost resist my blessing of the $20 bill that I asked for and quickly made the shift and accepted it.
I hope this message empowers you to know that the Universe is always listening to your requests.
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Life is for you, you better believe it!
I truly don’t know anyone who doesn’t want a better life.
There’s nothing wrong with a little improvement, right?
Humans are infinite beings that need to expand; people are just not meant to remain stagnant.
However, attachment can be one of the greatest hindrances to your soul’s growth.
Sometimes, it is easier to (unconsciously) hold on to the patterns and habits that feel familiar to your old self, which contrasts with your current self that is trying to evolve. It can be hard, but sometimes that’s the very thing you need to set yourself free.
Letting go 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 making the conscious choice to live in the present moment.
There are endless possibilities that are waiting to be released in your life.
Here are 3 ways to tap into the possibilities available to you:
1) Forgive your past.
Forgive yourself of all mistakes. Let go of the fear and the shame, everyone makes mistakes. I’ve made plenty, that’s how you learn. 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 moving forward.
2) 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.
Feeling good opens you up to a plethora of possibilities and attitude is everything. You may have some temporary, undesirable circumstances in your life, I’ve been there too, however you can still choose to thrive and be optimistic until things change.
There is nothing better than a clean slate and an open heart.
Anything is possible if you’re willing to create some space in your life.
You can start by asking yourself, in what part of my life am I willing to create space?
I hope this message empowers you and leaves you bubbling with excitement for the next phase of your life.
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To new beginnings.