What does your ideal day look like? Where do you wake up? Who’s beside you? What do you like to do first? How do you feel? What do you eat or drink? What kind of work are you doing? Who do you work for? How do you feel? How do spend your time? How do you move your body? Who do you spend your time with? How do you feel? Where do you go? Who do you see? What do you do? How do you feel? What do you focus on? What excites you? What makes you feel you’ve accomplished something when you go to sleep? How do you feel? If you can’t envision your ideal day how do you think it’s ever going to happen? If we don’t dream it first then can we be upset that nothing changes? If we don’t know what we want then how can we expect to get it. Everything you see around you began with an idea, a dream, a vision. The clothes you’re wearing began with an idea someone saw in their mind and sketched before it went to production. The home you live in, the same. The songs you hear on the radio all began in someone’s mind. The movies you watch. The jewellery you wear. Everything begins with a vision. Even our lives. In fact especially our lives. If we want to create and live the life of our dreams we need to know what that looks and feels like...
You ARE ready. Right now. You don’t need more education. You don’t need another course. You don’t need to have all the answers. You don’t have to wait until it’s (you’re) perfect. All you need is to begin. #theworldneedsyou
It’s not just our anger. It’s not just our sadness. It’s not just our grief that we try to squash, to contain, to ignore. It’s also our happiness. It’s our elation with how well things turned out. It’s our pride in a job well done. It’s the pure joy we feel because in that moment we felt that we were living the life of our dreams. We suppress feeling good like it’s a sin to enjoy. We play down our happiness like we’re doing our friend a favour. We tell ourselves it’s bragging, showing off, boastful to express our joy in all it’s glory. I for one want to hear about your happiness. I want to hear how well your business is doing. I want to see you lit up from within. I want to know that I too can have this. I too can be this. I too can reach these heights and share them. Please don’t squash your joy anymore. #theworldneedsyou
Today is the first day. The first day of freedom. The first day of compassion. The first day of looking back with kindsight rather than hindsight. The first day of allowing a Soul-led life. The first day of answering the call. The first day of celebrating what is. The first day of BEING more. The first day of allowing my joy to flow. The first day of living with an open heart. The first day of living the life of MY dreams. The first day of knowing that every single step, every chance encounter, every turn, every choice, every single moment brought me to where I am today. And I’m exactly where I’m meant to be. Today is the first day.
Today is the last day. The last day of struggling. The last day of pushing. The last day of a scarcity mentality. The last day of regret. The last day of complaining. The last day of anger, blame, guilt or shame over the past, the past being anything that happened before THIS moment. The last day of aimlessness, purposelessness. The last day of wasting time. The last day of martyrdom. The last day of feeling like a victim of circumstance. The last day of holding on to what no longer serves me. The last day of judgement. The last day of saying yes when I mean no. The last day of saying ok when it’s not. The last day of indecision and confusion. The last day of shrinking. The last day of hiding. The last day of being concerned of others opinions of me. The last day of doing what’s “right”. The last day of not enoughness. Today is the last day.
I’ve been in a position of being (or rather feeling) ignored lately. ⠀ Not by all people but there have been messages sent with no response, posts in groups that have gone unnoticed, posts of my own that haven’t been either. ⠀ ⠀ And I’ve noticed the old pattern of “I’m not good enough.” popping up every time. ⠀ ⠀ I’m the past this could have sent me down a spiral of shame, blame and eventually (possibly) further down into a hole of depression and isolation. ⠀ ⠀ This time what I’m doing instead is noticing the thought, feeling the feeling, accepting there’s a part of me still needing, still wanting approval and love from outside of myself AND laughing at myself! ⠀ Not in a mean way.⠀ Not in a nasty, bullying way. ⠀ Not in a snide, contemptuous way. ⠀ Rather in a light way.⠀ In an amused way.⠀ In a, “I’ve got your back, you silly girl.” way. ⠀ “My old enemy….self-doubt.” (said in Kung Fu Panda’s voice)⠀ ⠀ And I’ve been reminding myself that I am enough, and I am enough exactly as I am. ⠀ I don’t need to be quieter. I don’t need to be louder. I don’t need to look a certain way. I don’t need to act a certain way. I don’t need to do more of anything. And I don’t need to be less of anything. I am enough exactly as I am, right now, flaws and all. ⠀ ⠀ #theworldneedsyou ⠀
You may be aligned with your goals and on track to achieve everything you set out to do.⠀ You may feel you must be in alignment because you’re doing what you said you would do (til death do us part).⠀ You may be in aligned to your company’s goals and guidelines.⠀ ⠀ But are you aligned to YOU?⠀ ⠀ Are you doing what’s right for you, now. The you that you are today?⠀ Are you asking yourself, What do I need to do today? ⠀ Rather than pushing through the very clear signs that you need to be somewhere else, doing something else, being some other way.⠀ Are you taking aligned action? Or just action?⠀ ⠀ At some point if we don’t start doing what’s right for us, we fade away.⠀ At some point if we don’t start asking the person we are today what she really wants and taking care of her, we become less of us.⠀ We begin to feel empty.⠀ We begin to be tired more and more.⠀ We begin to be lonely in a room with people.⠀ We begin to lose ourselves.⠀ ⠀ And then what good were the actions we took because we thought we “should”? ⠀ And then what good are we to anyone else?⠀ And then what good are we to ourselves? To the world?⠀ ⠀ When are you going to start aligning to you?⠀ ⠀ #theworldneedsyou⠀
Conversations with my Soul Now is the time to bow out or jump right in and step up, truly, madly, deeply. And so I ask, What feels right? What feels true, for me? What is this doubt? Is it fear? Is it self-sabotage? Is it an ULP??? And this is where I get stuck… Am I scared of stepping up? Am I scared of missing out? Or does it just not feel right because it actually isn’t right for me. I look at what’s in front of me, what’s possible. I see that I could have it all. Soul Sisters Soul Work Soul Money and yet…there’s still something inside of me saying, “No. No, this is not the place for you. “ I ask the voice, “Are you Fear?” But deep down I know it is not. This voice is quiet, this voice is clear, this voice is soft. She doesn’t yell at me. She doesn’t berate me. She doesn’t explain herself or list the reasons why she’s right. And I cry as I feel everything I ever wanted slip away, a circle of women, a purpose-led career, a Village, LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of money. They’re all still within my reach, I put out my hand to touch them and she lays her hand on me gently and with so much love and tenderness in her voice it brings tears to her eyes she says again, “No. This is not for you.” And so I release it. I...
Just start writing. ⠀ Don’t think about it. ⠀ Just write everything that comes up for you. ⠀ Don’t censor. ⠀ Don’t question. ⠀ Don’t second guess. ⠀ Let it all out. ⠀ Your Soul desires. ⠀ What you yearn for. ⠀ What lights you up. ⠀ What makes you (or would make you) jump out of bed in the morning, eager to be. ⠀ What gives you tingles, goosebumps, that rollercoaster feeling?⠀ What do you know above all else that your Soul is asking for?⠀ ⠀ And then go do that. ⠀ ⠀ The World Needs You.