Inspiration

He’s technically not a Guru… yet I love him just the same.

A simple lesson in getting what you want. Say these words: “Here’s who I am. Here’s what I want right now.”

These few words used together can be your solution for everything. (Trust me, this one works wonders.)

THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A GURU.— Paul Crik

I ♥ Paul Crik.

Are you Taking Care of the Most Important Relationship you Have?

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Like all of us, I have many important relationships in my life. They all start the same way, with an unexplainable, beautiful connection that is love in its purest form. It’s crazy how you can have something so amazing with little or no effort.

We are taught that the more you add to things, the better they should get, but connection, honestly may be just the opposite. As we add time, circumstances and life, fear and insecurity, those connections can be dramatically diminished, and sometimes completely lost and nowhere to be found. This can be very frustrating, to say the least.

Just as my connection to others is essential in my life, the relationship between me and my intuition may be the most important one. We have a pretty amazing relationship overall and can be a pretty powerful team, literally making things appear like magic (even surprising ourselves sometimes). HOWEVER, if things are not good between us, we can do some pretty impressive damage… and we work fast!

About six months ago, I found myself in a familiar place, heading down that dark alley way and slowing being enveloped by fear (I hate when that happens). That place where you can’t make a decision, where it’s hard to look in the mirror because, well, you’re not there.

On this one particular day, I decided to look at myself anyway, and literally said to myself, “You are not going there again. Go take care of yourself, once and for all!” Seriously, enough is enough.

I mean, I do yoga, meditate and I am a wellness professional myself, but to be honest, was I really doing all I could do to keep my intuition strong, to nurture it? The answer was no. Do any of us really give it the attention it deserves?

So, I started caring for it, taking away all of the things that get piled up on top of it and bringing it back to that pure, connected place I mentioned in the beginning of this story.

Long story short, in the last six months of working with an intuitive wellness counselor, Jenna. Think about that, “intuitive wellness”. I love that!  I have been so inspired by her, I have started my own rapidly growing business living out my passion, I am in a beautiful relationship, and seem to be calling a truce on the battle against me and my old self-sabotaging patterns. Seriously magic.

Now, intuitive wellness is simply part of my overall routine (why wouldn’t it be?), along with eating healthy, running and going to yoga. What working with Jenna has reinforced is that NO MATTER what we allow to cover up our intuition, it is always there. It is our job, and no one else’s to protect it and keep it strong. If you do this, every time you look in the mirror, you will see yourself. And when we really see ourselves, our truths, we realize that anything is possible, because, it is.

To learn more about Intuitive Wellness, I strongly encourage you to contact Jenna at Tune in Solana Beach, California. She is wonderful and will support you to find something you thought you may have lost. Don’t worry, it’s not lost, you just have to give it a little love. ♥

How to add creativity to your life and move in the “opposite direction”

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.” – Albert Einstein

 

Check out this video below. It may inspire you in some way to be more creative with your own life, family and community … and provide you with some ideas for real change.

The Plentitude Economy – A vision of what a post-consumer society could look like, with people working fewer hours and pursuing re-skilling, homesteading, and small-scale enterprises that can help reduce the overall size and impact of the consumer economy.

You can also visit the Center for a New American Dream (www.newdream.org) for more solutions and examples (like the Guide to Sharing - free download) of creative ways to live and change … and it doesn’t include anything getting bigger or more complex.

Please don’t forget to share this post. Reminding people that there actually is an opposite direction to move in, is a positive start.

How to Keep Things Fresh

Written by Ali Schiller

I am absolutely phobic about old food. I’m constantly checking expiration dates, I am not a fan of leftovers, I just don’t like things to sit and get moldy. Gross. My refrigerator is always full of new, fresh food.

Despite my feelings about food, I recently realized I was letting things sit too long in my life. I was letting my dreams get stale. I needed to declare myself! I needed to take action fast!

Step 1: Find some people to tell my plans to.

I’ve learned that telling myself I’m going to do something only works sometimes, telling someone else I’m going to do something works better, telling a lot of people I’m going to do something works best.

Step 2: Put an expiration date.

I can’t say I’m just going to do something, I have to say I’m going to do something by x time.

Step 3: Get it done.

Whether it’s one week, one day, one minute before x, I will finally do that thing, I will get it done. Why? Because that’s what fear does to me, it makes me procrastinate until I have a choice, let people down or do the thing that I’ve been dreading, afraid of, avoiding, whatever. Ninety-nine percent of the time I’ll choose to do that thing rather than let people down.

Today, I sent out a survey to get feedback on a new training idea. I wrote the survey last week. I finalized it several days ago. I revisited it this morning. Why did I finally send it out? I actually told myself I’d have it out last week (clearly, I talked myself out of that one) but I told somebody else it would be out today by 1pm. It feels great to have it done and out there.

Making your dreams real requires action. What action do you need to take? Who are you going to tell? What’s the expiration date? Keep them fresh.

You can also find Ali at LifePrinciplesMatter.com

A story about meaning

Photo: weheartit

 

A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.

“I’ve been thinking,” he said, “I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone.”

“The Wise Woman’s Stone”
Author Unknown

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