Have you ever looked at your mile-long ‘To Do’ list and felt your entire body tighten up with anxiety?
Having experienced this before, I had to put my own advice into practice, and listen to what my body was telling me. I needed to allow myself to have some downtime (phone off kinda downtime), to restore my energy.
Self-care is so important. Your life has a pulse and a rhythm, just like the symbol of infinity.
It’s important for us to remember to get off of the treadmill of life on occasion, and slow down.
Sometimes you need to take it easy a little, and nurture yourself.
I’m a go-hard kinda person, I love to work and I enjoy being productive.There’s something beautiful about consistency and keeping momentum.
It’s like running a marathon, pacing yourself to the goal, while refining each step in the process along the way.
There’s a natural ebb and flow, and sometimes there is a need to press in, and sometimes there’s a need to fall back. It’s up to you to respect that ebb and flow, and honor yourself in that process.
There are times when we get caught up with the ‘doing’ and less with ‘being’, and the result is exhaustion.
When we’re in ‘being’ mode, there’s no pushing; things fall together, we’re more balanced within, and aligned. Thus we fall into a natural state of flow.
‘Doing’ mode means living too much in the future, so we push. You end up putting more on your plate, which takes a toll and depletes your energy in the process.
And while the ebb and flow is necessary, we must find that delicate balance and dance between making it happen, and allowing things to happen.
Sometimes ‘busy-ness’ forms a distraction that drowns out your inner guidance that is whispering that we may need some rest.
I learned this valuable lesson when I started out in the Executive Search business where I’d be working on a deal to meet monthly targets. But the more I pushed, the more resistance I experienced.
I can recall getting frustrated because I kept focusing on hitting the future target, that I was blinded to all of the signs in front of me that were telling me to fall back for a bit, and not to force the deal.
The moment I detached myself from the outcome, though, and took a step back, the deal always came together.
Sometimes the life lesson is to let go of attachments and allow things to unfold the way they will.
Final thought: It’s ok to work diligently towards your goals (whatever that may be), but every so often, make sure you check in with yourself and fall back a bit to allow the Universe to do its thing.
Over to you: Have you ever experienced being mentally and physically exhausted? And if so, what did you do to replenish yourself?
Or, need advice?
I’d love to hear from you!
Please feel free to share your heartfelt comments with the rest of the community on the blog so that we can support you.
Final thought: I’ve learned that the Universe has a miraculous way of expanding time for you if you listen to the guidance.
Rest easy, you can slay later.
I was having a conversation the other day about motivation, and what truly moves people to create and execute their heart’s desires.
My friend and I both agreed that two things usually have to happen to ignite the spark within to push yourself forward.
Pain, and inspiration.
If you think about the times in your life that you felt backed against the wall, did it move you into action and survival mode?
How did you feel in your body? Heavy, tight, constricted, perhaps?
No matter how you felt though, you pushed through it anyway, and made it happen.
But what if there were a better way?
How would you feel if you knew that you could not fail, and that love is ever present, within you, surrounds you and is in all things?
Would you feel secure, loved, and supported?
What if there was a fun, playful, and inspiring way of being moved into action?
You’d probably accomplish far more from this place.
When you tune into the frequency of love, you operate from a place of abundance, which attracts far more wonderful experiences to unfold in your life.
Fear on the other hand, can also move you into action.
However that comes with a lot of strain, along with a scarcity mindset that invites more strenuous events into your life.
We are living in an extraordinary time of consciousness-elevation at a rapid rate of acceleration.
This means that grace is present more than ever before. All the pushing, straining and striving with old paradigms no longer apply.
In many regards, people are unlearning this old, antiquated fear-based paradigm of relying completely on your own strength, and learning to walk in tandem with the Universe.
I spent many years of my life operating from a survival mentality, and while it worked, it caused a lot of strain and stress.
It is for this reason that I am so passionate about believing in a better way, a more graceful way of living.
It is your divine birthright to be happy, healthy and prosperous; if only you could surrender your agenda to allow the Universe to work through you.
This is not about living a ‘challenge-free’ life by any means, because challenges help you grow. They can also activate hidden gifts and talents already within us.
However, the choice to react and respond with love can make all the difference.
I hope this message empowers you to trust life and know that you are loved and always supported.
To trusting in the magic and wisdom of the Universe.
Confused about what you really want in life?
Have no fear, it’s a fairly common experience.
You will likely go through many transitions during the course of your life as you evolve, grow and change, and it’s perfectly normal.
While it may seem counter intuitive, sometimes not knowing what you want is the key to opening everything.
This time of uncertainty can be your greatest time for reflection, insight, self-discovery — and ultimately what your life mission is really all about!
A couple of years ago, I found myself in this very position. My career began to lack its lustre and I just didn’t have the passion for it like I used to.
I craved a deeper meaning for my life.
I knew with all my heart that I was meant to make a difference in a big way, yet I was spiritually and emotionally bankrupt. It was confusing because I had no idea what my next move would be.
However, through a series of divine experiences, a spiritual path was revealed to me.
It scared the crap out of me.
It was completely opposite to the direction that I thought my life was headed. Strangely enough though, it felt familiar and right to my soul, and I decided to take action immediately.
When I declared this openly to my peers, they would inevitably ask me what I was going to talk about — and there was always an awkward silence.
I had no clear, specific message or answer for them.
When you inevitably find yourself in some sort of a transition, the best thing that you can possibly do to achieve clarity is to just stop; just be.
Don’t push or force anything.
For when you find yourself in a state of neutrality, you can access intuitive guidance that will direct your steps.
If you’re too busy listening to your mental chatter, getting caught up in your head, or over-analyzing everything, how can you hear your soul’s guidance?
It will allow you to get in tune with your higher self and open a portal of infinite creativity and divine solutions that will be revealed to you.
Letting go is the key to accessing deeper clarity.
I hope this message empowers you to trust and have faith that everything will be revealed to you in due time.
Now your turn: are you currently going through a life or career transition of some sort? How are you handling it?
Feel free to share what you’re going through with the rest of the community on the blog so that we can support you.
Let infinity take care of the details.
To deeper clarity and meaning.