Oh my! I feel the earth getting warm and life beginning to surge as we roll toward a new season. As a grower, a garden goddess and a lover of nature, the cycles so inspire me. Even though there is snow on the ground, I can feel the beginnings of the spring surge vibrating under us! I even find myself noticing the hellabore flowers forming as I look for green growth about the earth.
I find nature, the earth world such a metaphor for our lives as we are made of nature and in fact part of the animal kingdom. There is a spring in my step as I, too, am transforming myself along with the great seasons and cycles. We are in a changing world on a moving planet. It effects every part of us from the magic of the stars to the great nature about us. We are part, dust to dust as they say, it gives us energy and direction on where to move and how.
I inspire you to feel this surge of energy growing around and within you. We awaken from our sleepy winter way of inward movements, reflection and designing our seeds or deeds to sow. The new year brings us time to reflect on the last year, see what we want more of and what we want to let compost in the past as fertilizer to new gardens. No matter what the weather is on the surface, we have a great light growing that will spring us into new actions and engagements as the next season comes.
What is calling you to become? What experiences and works seem enticing and playful to create? What actions are you going to commit to for this new year? What is being birthed or planted that will make 2018 a fabulous year to live and learn in. This is the time we sow seeds, daydreams, imaginings, anticipations of the next 3/4 of the year. It is a deliciously dreamy time of year that invites us to play in our creative mind. What gets your emotions and passions involved to take action forward? These are the surges of the earth inspiring you to awaken in life! Nothing has to be solid yet. Just ideas, images, designs of what could be. Then we match what conjures the most feeling of excitement and anticipation so when the time comes we can move physically upon them.
I am so inspired toward this new year, the education and involvements I am part of! I feel the earth and energy beginning to take form of how this year will play out and what I want to put energy towards. I so love my coaching, mentorship, awakening really, and I am so much more drawn to share the wisdom I continue to live with others individually and in groups. My playful nature so the forefront now of my being. The serious girl in the compost heap for I have had enough of her ruling ways. The more I learn to live in free expression and joy sharing my light, the less I need seriousness or "shoulds," in my life.
May the earth energize you as you begin to awaken to the energy of the next season. May you use your intuitive, imagining self to create a year that brings in more of your authentic, relaxed, inspired self than the critic we all have been trained with. May the dreamy energy of Neptune, of your spirit, of your soul call get you out of the old and into the new! It is time to awaken soon, and the tipping point of a greater consciousness is pulsing us!
Today on this day of love, when St. Valentine stood up for love and actually lost his life, I have a deep appreciation for love. Many have a special other which is not my fate this year. Yet I am not bummed by that reality at all for I am blessed with so many about me, men, woman, family, that sent me grand blessings on this love holiday.
For me this special month of love, February 2018 is all about love of life, my life. I feel filled with love today and it seems to relate more to myself, my journey and my shift toward a new direction. For 4 years I have been on a path of transition. It has been a challenge yet I finally am settled into the wonder of this new way of being and living.
I feel great love for myself for walking forward in the world with humor and silliness as I attempt to create a new life. I feel the truth of love of self for all my accomplishments. Nothing big as of yet has happened but it is the little things that have had significance. I started this journey feeling like a deer in the headlights, scared, anxious and moving in panic to recreate. Now I feel ok with uncertainty, with odd days of intermingling with what comes forth, able to see the small delights in a way that inspires me to keep going forward. Not sure where I will land, often tumbling along, yet secure in a new way within.
I seem to have a different perspective on abundance than ever. Not lost in the collection of things, but in the collection of exciting experiences and absurd delights now measures of plenty. I seem to make it through some hairy situations with grace and ease that I was so fearful of at first. I ask for support realizing I have helped so many and others can get the experience of giving and feel that joy by supporting me. At first this was a challenge for we are trained that we are less than when we need help. Now I see that getting help supports others to give when maybe they wouldn’t feel that power if I didn’t’ need it.
I feel more grounded in my body and the love of the wonder it offers when I truly embody myself. I enjoy the sacred vessel I was gifted with all its curves and even wrinkles. I walk through the world in a sensual manner that gives me the joy of having a body. It isn’t how it looks but how it feels to be in it. The pleasure I have in my body is healing. We usually just consider pleasure in sex or connection but I have learned to really ride in my being to where pleasure is everywhere when I truly engage in my senses. It brings me more presence, joy and giggles daily.
I feel love toward the world in a greater way. I see so many in strife and hardship that I can’t help but appreciate the miracles of the beautiful sunsets, the beautiful snow, the magic of ice crystals on my car, the smile of a stranger, the beauty of a sweet child in all their innocence. It all has a richer feel to it the lightness about. You have to look for it and be out of the ramble mind or you could miss the small miracles that present themselves.
I enjoy greatly meeting the new folks in the healing arts with incredible and, at times, absurd appearing gifts. I get to support them in sharing their brilliance with others and then participate in watching them heal others. It is a magic world the healing and expressive arts. To watch people come to a class in strife or less than wonderful moods, and then see their eyes sparkle and light filled presence as they leave.
I find magic love in the dark corners too. I see the moments of love shared in the hardest situations where a kind touch or healing words shift the whole room. I see laughter heal and lighten up the scariest of situations and challenges that seem to frighten. I get the gift of being with others no matter what is occurring. That support lifts, lightens and inspires others to take yet another step or cry their way to a giggle. Love seems to be everywhere if you look.
No, I don’t have all my answers. When others ask me what I am doing I say, “flowing” rather than some 3 minute elevator speech about my direction and gifts. Yet there is this joy in my heart that sings me knowing I am helping. In small and big ways, I am making a difference to those I encounter. It is a different look at love and life but it is working for me. I find many bright moments in a given day and for me that means success. I am a success at what I attempt to do. I am making the world a brighter place and practicing living love.
In celebration of this month of love, I must say, yes I am loving life. Even the crap I am growing through, learning to see how to lift, finding a way to a smile as I finish my days in my cozy bed. I look over my days and see that love is about me, in me and shared by me.
That is a successful valentines day as wonderful as the sharing it with a lover. It is a spicy inward love that fills my soul. Love has so many forms and I am blessed to get to experience these.
Yes, love is a delicious joy that is found in many ways. I invite you to expand your ways of seeing, being and experiencing love. I have found it is an plentiful emotion that moves mountains.
I like knowledge and philosophies based on joy, fun, play, ease, relaxation and flow. So many ways of learning are very mental and there is no experience or participation. It is just information. I was taught by Himalayan Masters and it was all about experience so I teach that way. They knew of modern life and that things must be easy to be applied at a moments notice. I have great insight from this and a unique way I experience the world.
We all seek more joy, play, relaxation and fun. It is the greatest commodity these days and so I seek to master systems that show me this and in a positive way. I find bliss in discovering these things as well as doing them and then sharing how. The deal with bliss is that it is different for everyone. So the important step to begin is define or know what is your bliss. It is key to realize it is a vibration, a feeling, an embodied state. Your mind, emotions and physical body are fully engaged and aligned to get bliss. Your spirit is the participant and is filled with delight and expressed through all your being and bodies! The above picture is what your energy field looks like in bliss.
It is an easy line to say, follow your bliss but we need to re-member what bliss is and feels like. We have to observe what truly brings in bliss. Connected to your body is paramount. It is not always huge things or week vacations. It is momentary wonders that we just sync up all our levels of being and vibe in a full body smile. It is within and without. Many are so disconnected from bliss, not noticing when it is there and savoring it. Bliss is a sensual experience. All senses, emotions, body and mind are in a unified state. You are very present and high really. It is as if time stops and you want to stay in that pause moment. It comes in so many forms and my list keeps growing as I seek it.
Finding your bliss takes the seeking or the intention to quest for it. Very much a thing to be on the to do list everyday. That is how I view it. It is something I go out looking for almost 24/7. Without the looking for, anticipating I will find it, it will rarely show up. Bliss can just drop in but it is more often found like all things, you are looking for it. It puts on a set of blinders and an inquiry. Like that Dr. Suess book, Are You My Mother? We go about asking Is this my bliss? Our positive direction very important. You can't really find things you are not looking for.
There is also a discernment or a choice not to do other certain things that are not in line with bliss. There is negativity everywhere and often, we have to overlook or ignore it. The attitude of that is not for me and I am not participating is important. Using the will to delete opportunities that are not blissful. Making the choice to redirect when negativity appears. Use a tool to shift you away and out of and moving onward. A process of Next. No bliss, onto the next thing, redirecting toward it. The world has such stimulation in all directions so you have to be focused or it is easy to get lost in so many ways.
Curiosity is also part of finding your bliss! We are continually growing and changing so bliss in my 20's is different than bliss now. Being investigative, curious, open minded and aware of things that tingle me or intrigue me are part of finding the bliss. Your body being will give you many clues for bliss is a vibration, an embodied state where you are experiencing not just in your mind. Senses are stimulated, your ears perk up, something sparkles or shines, you get a feeling inside of excitement. These are great clues that bliss could be about.
Lastly, put on rose colored classes! Seeing joy and beauty where ever you can will expand and bring in bliss. Rapture, ecstasy, nirvana are not found without a positive view of the world. Looking at things darkly or the glass half fill will get those experiences . Blissful people see the world as a lovely, comforting place where the sun shines, people are kind and the world is supporting them to get what they need.
These are the ways to finding your bliss that I use. They work. I do them day in and day out and do find bliss, magic, giggles, rapture, ecstasy and wonder. Large or small, I take it all! Seek and you shall find are the famous words to get what you desire. Once you find it, it becomes a game of following your bliss for it leads you in the right direction for a hell of an adventure!
Success is an illusive word in this current world. Many still consider money the value of success but this paradigm is old and a new idea is grounding. Wealth in dollars not the only measure. Wellth of lifestyle, leisure, happiness, well being, health, friendships, enjoyment and peace. There are many people with money who are not happy. There are many with no money that are happy for they have great peace and community in life. Happiness via success, means different things to different people, depending on the values and learning each individual is seeking.
As I am in this transition, it has made me redefine what success is for me personally. I never been one who was so concerned about money. I was always cared for on one level or another, it just worked out for me to have my needs of survival met. I was always more interested in community and family, enjoying my days and my job as a flower farmer, being involved in charity or my daughter's life and activities, being at the beach with my nieces and helping others that had less than me. I had a very successful life in my eyes. As far as money, it was enough but not any extra.
Now, I have to meet my needs of survival myself. I am finding ways to do that, to sustain myself and it has taken a switch to concern myself with these things. If I choose the idea society has at large regarding money, I am still finding my way. If I consider it from my perspective, I am doing the things I love and receiving great joy from them. I get caught in the mind at times and pressure myself to do more, work more and create " a successful life of money". But that doesn't work for me to achieve through that pressure and my being isn't aligned with that even if my mind tells me to be.
So today, as I was studying a system as I often do, I came to a great realization about money and manifesting that has me thinking I understand it at yet a deeper level. I am a guide in life, a coach, a support person that can see the larger picture and pin point how to adjust the energy of things to create a more balanced, joyful situation. I support others to readjust their perspective quite practically. It is my gift of so much study of all systems, personalities, philosophies, sciences of health, spirituality and religion. I can read into peoples emotions, their dismay and support them to switch things up into more graceful, playful ways so life is more enticing and joyful. More of a guide as I said than a producer of things.
In trying to find common ground for feeling safe and stable financially and using my inner authority of what makes me feel successful, I came to the conclusion that I attract money by feeling successful. Not successful as others but success as I define it. That energy I feel, that aura I project, brings me what I need to live comfortably. It is not the money that makes me feel stable. It is my inner stability with what I am doing that supports my survival. Not the money i receive.
This is truly the way energy works and where the phrase "fake it til you make it" came from. I consider it a tad inaccurate but does state an law of "feeling: the proper conditions. "Faking" can't be done energetically. You either feel something or you don't. Pretending doesn't work with energy. It isn't about faking it though. It is about feeling the success of your choices, lifestyle, ways of each day and the measures that you personally feel are joy and aliveness or success. That is what creates the aura or energy field around you that draws what you need.
This is an inside out approach and we all have heard these words but today, the deep feeling aspect kicked in yet another layer. It also was a process of giving myself permission to determine success for me and let go of the mind and the beliefs I have collected from the world. Instead of measuring myself in the mind by what the world says which contrasts in my being by what I want, I came to full alignment of energy. Do you see how I had that incongruency within that was creating two opposing energies that were fighting for the forefront? it is often the case. We set up these ideas that don't really resonate with our truth yet we were trained that way. The mind is a powerful tool, good and bad. We have to be clear on our own ideas that rings true to our whole being not just our mind which is mostly filled with beliefs and patterns that we did not create.
Truly letting go of those stacks of beliefs is where freedom lies to be our best self. We are each different and the conformist ideals we were raised with only work for a few folks. Most have different values, each an individual and who is to say what makes for true happiness which to me is the definition of success. Finding that place within that gives us joy and happiness is the way to approach success. Then reworking and observing the mind and what it has to say about that and getting it on board, releasing its belief systems incongruent with what our true self desires. Some could live on a beach, play all day, waitress at night and be so joyful and filled with gratitude. Others need more items and status symbols about to feel secure and thus happy. Even then, do these things really bring us happiness and success? We see it all over the media of well to do others that are more miserable than a homeless person. We get to chose this measure of our success.
Finding that alignment for yourself of what success is viscerally, in your being is the work. This will involve giving yourself permission on some level to have your way. It will also force you to drop some of your programming working against you! Then going from that place to align your mind, actions, behaviors and choices around that is what creates the aura, or magnetism to draw forth the means to express that. We were trained it works the other way and it clearly does not. I feel joyful for this learning today. I feel settled that I am a success in my world and from there the means and greater success is on its way to me. As I ride in my knowing what gift I offer, share it to those whom are seeking this energy reset, shift the world through education and service, success financially comes forward in greater ways.
"Yipee"" says this Polish Princess!! For the learning and alignment is settling in and it is to my benefit. It is filling all my being so I get what I truly want and consider successful, not another's idea. They can have theirs. For mine is of me and my purpose and that thrives me more than any one else's ideas. Oolala! I love my incredible brilliance to take knowledge and practically use it to change my energy. For 2018 will have great success in it for me on my terms and that is just delicious joy. We are all creators and most important of all is to know what it is we want to create that is exactly perfect for ourselves. When you find these gold ideas, the rest is just a matter of emanating your joy for having found it!! That is the magnetizer par excellent!!
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