Monday, October 26, 2015

Self Worth Unlocks My Freedom

"I can't!"
"I don't know how."
"I don't have a choice."
"There's no way out."
"It's impossible!"
"It's never going to happen."
"Why would it happen to me?"
"I don't have the luck"
"I'm not qualified."

Self Worth Unlocks My Freedom

How do you feel when you read these lines above? Do you feel Invigorated? Comforted? Determined?  Would you say that any of these statements empower you to help others?  The answer should definitely be, "NO!"

When you affirm any of these phrases or others with negative undertones, you are setting the pace to limit yourself to what could be for you.  You're predetermining that nothing good you ask for in life will come your way.  You are essentially making yourself a prisoner in your own life.  The ball and chain of lack and self doubt will only pull you further down into.

How you gain freedom within your life purpose:

  • Knowing what your truly worth. What uniqueness do you bring to the table?  Your integrity, morals, opinions matter.    
  • Knowing that you do have the capability to make choices in life. You aren't "stuck." You aren't vulnerable to what may not be working at the moment.  Be optimistic.  Glass is half full.  
  • What you don't know much of, you can always learn.  Your experiences make you wiser, stronger.  The power of being adaptable and flexible helps you move mountains.
Below are sample cards that I use while conducting Angel Readings. I feel these card images might help you realize that you are not a victim in your life, but rather someone who does have the freedom to truly live with a bursting sense of self esteem. Each card has a positive affirmation/prayer/saying and healing property that enables you to truly see the clarity you are seeking.

 (Cards shown below are from various oracle decks by Doreen Virtue.)

Monday, October 19, 2015

It's Safe to Forgive

Image from Doreen Virtue Healing with the Angels Oracle Cards

Forgiveness for some, is one of the hardest acts to perform.  When situations arise between two people or in a group setting, the tension can sometimes be so thick that there seems to be no way out for a resolution.  In order to willingly forgive what has transpired , one must understand fully what it means to forgive.

How to Forgive -
Forgiveness comes in many forms:

Image from Doreen Virtue Romance Angel Oracle Cards
Release Guilt and Forgive Yourself:   First and foremost forgiveness at times starts with you.  Sometimes in an argument  the other person saying not so positive things, isn't the only person who might need to apologize.  You might have said things too that weren't of the best intentions.  Forgiveness here starts when you realize that at the time, you had to the best of your knowledge, whatever info you thought that brought you to the point of your actions.  Perhaps you misunderstood what the other person was saying or doing, and your reaction to it followed. To hold onto this guilt doesn't heal your heart at all.  Where it is needed, apologizing for your actions helps to release the guilt and enables you to forgive yourself for what you weren't aware of before.  You learn from the lessons life provides for your own personal spiritual growth and that is when your own personal healing begins.

Release Anger and Forgive Others:

If someone has done something to you that didn't express the best intentions at heart for you, its safe to forgive.  Forgiveness here means that you no longer what to hold on to the negative energy of what happened between you and the other person. It doesn't justify what the other person has done, their actions, but it means that you want to free yourself of the lower emotions from the situation.  Release the anger by understanding that the other person is only aware of certain experiences in life that may limit them to what they can understand. It still doesn't condone what they did, but your heart needn't hold on to the stress of the situation.  Forgiveness also doesn't always mean that you will remain in contact with the other person.  You may have to part ways as this is also a healing that is needed.  You simply from the bottom of your heart, wish them well in their life and confidently move on with yours. 

Image from artist Nadia Strelkina
Be Patient With Yourself:

Please know that forgiveness and your inner healing takes time.  It doesn't happen overnight.  There are several emotions that you will go through  that will eventually lead you to a higher emotion: happiness.  Remember that when you harbor lower emotions for too long it does more harm to you than anything else as it prevents you from receiving more good into your life.

Guidance, Inspiration & Comfort always,

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Home Is In My Heart

Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes
Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest.

~Henry Van Dyke

 Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.
~Mother Teresa

 It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home. ~Author Unknown

                                                                            ~Home Is In My Heart~
What common thread do all these above quotes share? -- No matter how much money you have, or size home, apartment, city you live in, your home  exists where the solid foundation is built on  love. Your home can thrive anywhere you travel, no matter what company you keep as long as your heart is filled with the warmth of unconditional love, honesty, integrity, kindness, generosity and respect.

The images in this post, from famous painter Thomas Kinkade, captures perfectly the glowing light from within a home that can only come from laughter, cherished memories and the purest intentions of love for one another and yourself. Look from within to generate these emotions and you'll notice that home is what you do make of it and where the heart surely resides.

Guidance, Inspiration & Comfort always,


Monday, October 5, 2015

Fitness is a State of Mind

What comes to mind when you think of the word "Fitness?" Is it:
  • Going to the gym
  • Taking cycling classes
  • Running
  • Lifting weights
  • Dieting
  • Swimming
  • Kick Boxing
For the most part, these activities above and many more are associated with fitness.  However, regarding the main theme of this blog, Fitness can also involve exercising our minds to be more flexible toward the positive while shedding the negative thoughts away.

"Fitness is a State of Mind."

Fitness doesn't have to be limited to just your physical body.  Its also your mental state---how and what you are thinking, what negative or positive thoughts you channel, what patterns of thought you hold on to or eliminate, that determines how healthy and "Fit" you really are, thus affecting your emotional then physical state.  Its a domino affect---what you affirm daily, whether its your words or actions, determines how you flow throughout the day and how productive you are in the long run.

Even spending time with those who drain your energy, those people that are the type that can't find the bright side to anything and always expect the worse things to happen to them.  These people can rob you of moving forward with your own life.  Next time, take notice to how your feeling when your around someone who has that point of view about life.

How to stay "Fit"

  • Pay attention to all the thoughts that pass through your mind daily.  Keep a journal around with you if possible and record what type of thought(s) your having, when did you have it, was anyone associated with it, what other factors were involved.  Did it lead to positive or negative results.  Keeping a log of your thoughts, might help you recognize any patterns --ways of thinking that are throwing you off course.  Are affirming the wrong thoughts?
  • Write any aspects of your life that you feel grateful for.  Even if its one item--its a start! This healthy habit to get into will allow you to recognize that there is good that surrounds you in your life, regardless of what may seem like days that things go sour.  
  • Have patience with yourself.   Nothing can turn around completely in a day.  Being hard on yourself is exactly the opposite of staying fit.  The more encouraging you are to yourself the better.  Involve others that you trust in your plight to turn a new leaf and become mentally fit.
  • Associate yourself with those who only have the best intentions at heart for you, that mirror your same morals, interests and compassion.  The more you surround yourself with positive people, the more good you will attract into your life.

Guidance, Inspiration and Comfort always,