In life, love and leadership, authenticity is the only currency that matters. 🦋
In life, love and leadership, authenticity is the only currency that matters. 🦋
Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Within the sound of silence. 🦋
Every challenge arrives into our life preordained to be alchemized into the most precious of gifts, to experience our highest self at play.
Rejoice in your challenges, your ‘wanting’ prayers have been meticulously answered. 🦋
Many of us spend December 31st reflecting on our year, cherishing the happy moments, unpacking the challenging experiences, celebrating our wins and grieving our losses.
We meander through our past 364 days taking notes of how it will be different in the upcoming new year.
We start a list on how we will fix our bodies, finances, relationships, work and other aspects of our life that are not quite right or all together wrong.
We contemplate what we will need to stop or start doing so that the flaws will finally be banished, the glorious exalted and the big wins trophied.
Oh what a triumphant year it will be!
Tic Toc, it’s January 1st the new year has begun. Merrily we skip onto our field of dreams, spinning with joy, inhaling rainbows, daisies and unicorns.
Tic Toc, it’s February 15th, six weeks into the new year.
Describe what you are feeling. Successful? Fulfilled? Empowered to keep moving on the right path towards your hearts desire? Stuck in the same old rut? Wanting?
Now ask yourself this one fundamental question that will perpetually inspire you to build your platform for positive outcomes.
No matter what your goals plans or intentions are for the up coming new year, ( diet, exercise, money, career, relationships … ) cultivating a positive and loving relationship with yourself, the real you, is an essential first step to having your dreams come true. 🦋
Are you suffering your past or your future in the present? Why? Habit?
What is your story and how can you turn it around?
What can you do to stop the suffering thoughts, to surrender them, to rise up and thrive in your glorious power today? 🦋
Today triumphs over yesterday and it floats tomorrow. Love today. Own it ferociously because your success and happiness can only bloom in the here and now. Today is what matters most. Carpe Diem my friends. 🦋
What is the ‘one’ cherished dream that is bursting to be welcomed into your life, that you will absolutely, for sure, make happen in 2021? 🦋
It’s been a crazy year fraught with unbelievable challenges that have shaken up our world beyond recognition.
This is a reminder for all women everywhere that it is ok to stop, to let go, to get off the battlefield of life for even a moment or two.
Sending out love to all the warrior queens who make life work no matter what. Take a f*@&in break sisters and breathe! 🦋
It’s been 100 years since John McCrae, a doctor and soldier born in Guelph, wrote In Flanders Fields.
Inspired by the death of his comrade a day earlier, he is thought to have composed the piece in the back of an ambulance after a battle in Belgium.
Though he initially discarded his work, another soldier found and published what would become one of Canada’s most iconic poems. 🦋
Irregardless of the turmoil and chaos in the outer world, this week I am consciously choosing to connect to my inner joy, a deeply rooted unconditional acknowledgment of my inherent goodness, enoughness and wholeness.🦋
The moment of living authentically is the only change. 🦋
Be grateful for all the beauty and the harshness you have witnessed throughout your lifetime, for both are gifts for living your best life today. 🦋
When we change our inner world of thoughts and feelings, our newly aligned behaviour begins to effect our outer world and we awaken to what we innately know that ‘yes’ we are a spark of the divine creating the moments of our life. 🦋
You know how
every once in a while
you do something
and the little voice
‘There. That’s it.
That’s why you’re here’
and you get
a warm glow
in your heart
because you know
Do more of that. 🦋
Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally…
Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves. All people live in their own dream, in their own mind; they are in a completely different world from the one we live in.
When we take something personally, we make the assumption that they know what is in our world, and we try to impose our world on their world.
Even when a situation seems so personal, even if others insult you directly, it has nothing to do with you. What they say, what they do, and the opinions they give are according to the agreements they have in their own minds…
Taking things personally makes you easy prey for these predators, the black magicians. They can hook you easily with one little opinion and feed you whatever poison they want, and because you take it personally, you eat it up….
But if you do not take it personally, you are immune in the middle of hell. Immunity in the middle of hell is the gift of this agreement.
~ Don Miguel Ruiz 🦋
Universally, the most powerful words that all empowered women say to themselves is ‘Yes I can!’
These three simple words have courage, creative genius, power and magic built into them.
‘Yes I can.’ is the very stuff of dreams coming true.
Our stories to ourself about who we are in any given situation can create tremendous feelings of joy, enthusiasm and empowerment or devastating feelings of misery, apathy and victimhood.
Interpretation, no matter its intent is always self-serving and usually in an unconscious default mode. However, it can also be a conscious choice that boosts our empowerment no matter the circumstances that we find ourselves in.
When we turn our story around for our own benefit we can feel our self-empowerment bloom. 🦋
We all have two lives. The life we are living and the unlived life striving to come alive.
What lies between our two worlds, is our daily practice of yielding to a dysfunctional and crippling force within us, our inner resistance, our irrational fear of living true.
The struggle and inevitable suffering that we feel is largely due to the frequency we acquiesce to our resistance. We give in to or go along with our fears without much awareness let alone protest.
We inadvertently up tick our self-loathing, we bury the best version of ourselves and we abandon the life of our dreams. We innocently move along the continuum of life in misery, believing that this is our lot in life. Although our safe, secure and comfortable life choices may be leading us down the road of unhappiness, blah lifelessness, we can at least rationalize the trade off. Right? Yes of course but at what cost?
The antidote? To accept that resistance is and always will be an essential aspect of of our psyche. It helps us to survive in the face of actual life threatening danger. However, we don’t need to yield to it’s misinterpretations and self-sabotage our intentions. We can learn to manage and transform its energy, to leverage our power to proactively thrive and live true.
Self-empowerment is a daily practice that affirms that we are the sovereigns of our life and to rule well is a disciplined thinking skill. 🦋
Transformation begins when we choose to thrive in our lives, to shift our mindset from default survival mode to authentically defining who we are and crafting a life that fulfills our expectations. 🦋
Do you ever wonder why you are struggling with the quality of your life, a relationship, financially, health and well-being, perhaps with your career or with your leadership?
Compassionately and with curiosity ask yourself ‘why am I struggling with _________?’
Observe, not only the thoughts that bubble up but also your unpleasant feelings.
Every struggle is a treasure trove, embrace it, accept it, feel it, and then decide how you are going to turn it around and start moving in the direction of a better experience.
The future you are dreaming about is waiting for you to be lived true. Are you ready?
If you can say yes to the following questions, then you are ready or already on the path to manifesting your dream. Congratulations!
🔹Have you consciously claimed your dream to be yours to have, that is, do you truly believe you can live your dream true?
🔹Have you embodied the mindset of your future self living the dream true?
If yes, carry on, create your future with genuine commitment, grit and gusto.
If no, reach out to a life coach and together you will kickstart your journey forward, in the direction of living your dream true. 🦋
Potential is fickle while everyday behaviour not only reveals today’s reality, it also foreshadows our tomorrow. 🦋