Have you ever wondered if you exercised enough today? Drank enough water? Ate enough healthy foods? Have you ever worried if you’re a good mother, partner, or caregiver?
Struggling to find a balance with all of these things, and all the other fun thoughts that like to plague our minds, can turn you inside out with guilt.
Am I doing enough?
Maybe what you really need is harmony, not balance.
The constant struggle to find balance disconnects you from your heart. When you fall out of alignment with your inner self, you’ll feel the strain in your life.
Seeking balance lends the perspective that your life is fragmented, compartmentalized. It is this lineal perception that leads to thoughts of scarcity. You might often think thoughts such as, ‘I’m not good enough’, or ‘I’m not doing enough’, and no matter how much you try to find that elusive balance, you’ll never truly find it.
For many years I too fell into this vicious trap of self judgement. Through further introspection I realized that, more than anything in the world, I wanted to feel connected to my heart.
Think about the moments that you felt connected to your heart. What did it feel like for you? Did you feel lighter? More clear? More at ease?
What we need, now more than ever, is harmony.
By striving for balance, you’re taking matters into your own hands focusing on the ‘outer’, and essentially go into ‘doing’ mode.
You immerse yourself in all sorts of activities (I’ve been there too!), believing that in some way, it will make your life feel more in unison. But it doesn’t, and it can’t, because you are not looking within.
Harmony is looking within and finding that your truth connects you to your heart chakra, and makes everything flow more smoothly.
There is less inner resistance, and pivoting back and forth vibrationally. Every part of you comes into agreement with single minded focus because you are connected.
Harmony is the goal.
I encourage you to explore this concept of harmony and invite it into your life by connecting with your inner self more frequently.
There are many ways to do this, sitting still often works magic. However, walking in nature or meditating also does the trick but there are many ways to tune in, find the one that brings you the most joy.
Tune into your heart, merge with it and your life will fall into place.
It’s a brand New Year and you’re totally psyched to start over.
You got yourself a personal trainer, took a vacation, or 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, 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.
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.
We made it, we crossed the threshold and entered a new cycle!
I’m excited, and elated with an open heart. However, I’m also mindful of what is happening around the world, and I’m starting to prepare and shield myself from the harsh energies that can percolate with universal change.
I want to be my best self for 2017, and I hope you’ll join me!
Here’s what we can expect for the year 2017. Deep breath.
2017 will be a year of acceleration for those of you who continue to do the inner work of releasing old programming. This allows a state of grace to unfold in your life from the elevation of consciousness, and recognizing your divinity.
It will be a challenging, tumultuous year, don’t kid yourself, but this will also be the year for the Purging of Truth. All of the remnants of Universal chaos, instability and corruption that were unearthed in 2016 will continue to rise to the surface for healing and transformation – so buckle up!
This is an incredible time in history for light workers to galvanize their efforts to bring in the light. Spiritual activists can start by being a force of love in the world. It’s going to be a ‘we’re not going to take it’ year. We signed up for this, now let’s get to work.
Root down now more than ever, make sure your affairs are in order, up your spiritual practice whatever that may be, and stay grounded.
I’m all for optimism, but also all for mindful living. Staying present and paying attention to ‘what is’ becomes critical. You can be a mystical unicorn and a pragmatic at the same time.
Here are my top 3 tips to Prime Yourself For 2017:
1. Decide to be happy
Be intentional that no matter what you are committed to being happy.
Celebrate your life with deep appreciation and reverence. It truly is a privilege to be alive. Don’t waste a minute of it by dwelling in your sorrows and misfortunes or allowing your happiness to be predicated on what is happening in the outer world.
If the sun is shining within you, nothing can disturb your joy and peace of mind.
2. Spiritual practice
This is the year to pull out all the self help tools, and put your spiritual practice to daily use with the changes that are happening.
I’m a huge advocate of maintaining a spiritual practice that resonates with your truth and your path. For myself, prayer, meditation and chanting a mantra have worked wonders to give me mental and spiritual fortitude.
A daily practice will strengthen and anchor you in love so deeply that you can face whatever challenges come your way. Design your own practice, implement it daily, and watch how it changes your life.
3. Guard your energy
Treat your energetic space like a temple by setting personal boundaries and engaging in only high vibrational interactions and activity. That includes managing the amount of time you spend using digital devices.
While we all enjoy the benefits of technology, every so often you need to detox from the electronic stimulation so you can centre and reconnect with your inner self.
You’re going to find that the more you tune into your heart, the stronger you become, but also more sensitive. Treasure that connection and guard your heart.
I wish you all so much love, joy and the most exhilarating year!