Your Answers Are Within

Your Answers Are Within

Did you know your answers are within you for all of your health challenges, stressors, and even knowing what’s next for you?  Yes, your answers ARE within.

Whispering to You Through Your Heart, Your Soul is Telling You Your Answers Are Within.

Looking to feel better, experience improved health, find your next steps?  Want to the satisfaction and fulfillment of knowing and living YOUR purpose? Your body is guiding you to follow the path that’s best for you.  Your heart knows your Purpose.  And, your Soul’s whispering through your heart all you need to know to be all you’re designed to be.  You first need to know and trust that, then learn how to listen and follow along.

Centuries ago, the “church” decided that the more esoteric matters of the mind, heart, emotions, and spirit was its domain.  The medical community decided the physical body was its domain.  That was the beginning of separation of “church and state”.  Perhaps that’s what lead to a tendency to look for our answers and solutions outside ourselves.

Sure, you must consult with professionals at times because they have necessary skills and knowledge you don’t.  And, that knowledge will enhance your understanding and decision-making.  But they don’t have ALL of the information.   Only you have lived your life, in your shoes, with your experiences.  You’re the only one who truly knows what’s going on inside your mind, your heart, your Highest self.

Ultimately, only you can make the best decisions for yourself, and manage your thoughts to keep aligned with your design, your Purpose, what IS best for you.  And, when you stray from that, your system will respond in kind with symptoms of stress and dis-ease.

I’m honored to share with you the second in my 12 article series with the newly published international online magazine, Luminous Wisdom – Sophia “Follow Your Heart, Your Purpose: Your Answers Are Within”.  Please share your comments below – would love to hear from you!
Your Answers Are Within - Your Soul is Whispering to You Through Your Heart.

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Your body's saying, "Be YOU!"

Your Body’s Saying, “Be YOU!”

Your body’s saying, “Be YOU!”  It begins with a whisper, and if you don’t heed its message….. it gets louder.  First, you have to know enough to listen. Are you listening?

I’m pleased to share with you my first article from the newly launched international online magazine, Luminous Wisdom – Sophia “Follow Your Heart, Your Purpose: Your Body’s Saying, “Be YOU!”: 

Your Body's Saying, "Be YOU!"

Your body’s saying, “Be YOU.”

If you’d like to learn to listen to it and follow its guidance to resolve your issues at the root joy, peace, purpose, fulfillment,  apply here for a complimentary Discovery Session.    Questions?  Email me today.

It’s an honor to be a contributing author for Sibella Publications’ newly launched Luminous Wisdom – Sophia online magazine.  If interested in a subscription, you can learn more here.

You shouldn't lose weight

Why You Shouldn’t Lose Weight

I often have requests for help with weight loss.  The first thing that comes to mind when I hear that is: “you shouldn’t lose weight”.

Why you shouldn’t lose weight….

Did you know your non-conscious mind automatically takes action to help you find something you lost?   So, if you lose weight, your non-conscious mind will naturally try to help you find it and get it back……. Hence, you shouldn’t “lose” weight.

And, when focusing on weight loss, where’s your focus?  On the excess weight?  We know from the Law of Attraction, you get more of what you are focused on….  excess weight.

You shouldn't lose weightAdditionally, deciding to “lose weight” can set you up for feeling guilty and upset with yourself, especially if your head is in charge. You may have an ideal diet, size and weight in mind.  All numbers, and very heady.  And, if your head is in charge, you may be setting yourself up for failure because you are missing the underlying issues.  Your heart is what really provides the momentum to carry you to your destination. Your head should follow your heart’s lead for optimal success.

When your head’s in charge, you’re likely relying on willpower to get your through.  “Willpower” is really just saying “no”. “NO” doesn’t work well.  Why not set yourself up to succeed from the beginning by creating the right environment, and having the right internal momentum to maintain your progress and deal with guilt that arises?

Your heart needs to be in it, and your mind needs to be open….

Powerful invitation: adjust your thinking.

Consider “releasing” weight, i.e., that which no longer serves you, vs. “losing” weight that your non-conscious will then try to help you recover.  Let it go to where it best serves, wherever that may be, which is beyond you.

Focus on what you REALLY want, and you will have more success.  What you REALLY want IS NOT a certain weight, or a certain size, or even a certain look.  Nope.  Your motivators for any change are the feelings you will have when you acquire or achieve those “externals”.  Feelings come from the heart, not the head…..  Transformational coaching 101.  Just sayin’.

You should aim for balance, you shouldn't lose weight

Your weight’s a result of many complex interrelated factors.

It’s important to get to all of the underlying issues to achieve your ideal healthy weight.  Genetics, physiology, diet, lifestyle, emotional factors, other health issues, medications, etc. are some of the factors that play a part.

If your weight’s an issue for you, I invite you to expand your perspective.  Assess yourself and your life holistically. What is out of balance?  Commit to restoring balance, and your health as a result.  Your weight will follow.

You shouldn’t lose weight.  Aim for balance in your life for optimal health.

If you wish to begin addressing your weight by focusing on your food intake, check out: “Put Your Best Fork Forward”.  Or, “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right”.

Your answers ARE within you.

Everything I do with my clients is based upon the idea that within each of us there is wisdom that is guiding us to become who we are designed perfectly to BE.  Learning to tune in to that Inner Wisdom of the body/mind can help you discern what’s holding you back and blocking you, and choose what’s best for you going forward.

It’s about living intuitively.  It’s neither hocus-pocus, nor saved for the “special ones”.  Living intuitively IS in your design.  That applies to living your life in all respects, which is ultimately interrelated with your health and well-being.  Being your ideal healthy weight is no different.

If you’d like more help living intuitively for a balanced life and well-being, just click here to apply for a complimentary Discovery Session, and we’ll set up a time to talk.

I see your Light!  I see your Greatness! Do you?

Spiritual Symbolism in the Holiday Stories

There Is Rich Spiritual Symbolism in the Holiday Stories

Spiritual Symbolism in the Holiday StoriesThere is rich spiritual symbolism in the holiday stories.

Taking your cue from the spiritual symbolism in the holiday stories, and aligning with the seasonal cycles of nature, can enrich your own journey through spiritual growth to self-actualization. Each of the holiday stories in their own way, and the cycling of the seasons, symbolize the same process: your spiritual growth through illumination of your soul and its growth in consciousness.

The holy days and the winter solstice embody significant stages in our personal and spiritual growth. This is the season of rest, i.e. hibernation, in preparation for renewed life to begin its next phase in Spring.

You likely feel instinctively inclined to connect with your Soul intentions for the coming year at this time.

Many people manifest this inclination by making “resolutions”.

Yet, your Soul intentions are deeper and more meaningful than traditional resolutions.  Your Soul intentions are related to your Purpose, which is connected to your soul’s growth, and is what those inclinations to make resolutions are REALLY about.

Looking deeper at the spiritual symbolism in the holiday stories….

To manifest, i.e. birth,  your Soul intentions, there must parents.  The father figure is the mind, the spirit, the masculine principle.  The mother is the heart, the soul, the feminine receptive principle.

In part, the holiday stories symbolize preparing and purifying yourself by transcending your Human Ego, harmonizing your mind and your heart. In other words, opening to your pure heart and mind working together to manifest your Highest intentions.  Opening in this way, you are birthing the Light within you into your earthly self and existence.

You are birthing your Soul intentions – YOUR Purpose.

Spiritual symbolism in the holiday stories - your inner lightWhen the heart and soul are pure, then the “Child” is born not of the mind, but of the Universal Soul, or the Holy Spirit.  It occurs in the form of Divine Love, entering the human heart and soul. (You know that feeling, don’t you?  The one where you feel deeply inspired, awed, connected, and at peace)?

As Divine Love fills your heart, your Inner Light shines brighter, and your connection to your Purpose is stronger.  You are manifesting your Soul intentions.

As you enter this time of rest and preparation for renewal, reflect upon what you have manifested thus far, and the infinite possibilities awaiting manifestation.

The shortening of days represents the veil of forgetfulness about why you came here and what your purpose is.  As the daylight again increases, your Soul is released into the light, making its way back to Source.

Thus, you have a rich opportunity now to re-connect with your purpose for this lifetime, and set your intentions for the coming year.

Which seeds will you “resolve” to plant?

As you connect with your Source, and open to your Soul’s intentions for this lifetime, do so without reservation or judgement.

Recall the importance of your mind and intellect supporting and protecting that Soul connection through your heart as needed, unconditionally.  Invite your human mind to accept that there is more to your Being than it alone can create, or even understand.

It is a rich time for feeling and experiencing “awe”, which is the most relaxing, stress reducing human emotion. “Awe” is associated also with experiencing unconditional love in the deepest, most profound sense.

Letting your Light shine – more spiritual symbolism of the holiday stories.

Spiritual symbolism in the holiday storiesWhen you are too busy eating, drinking, amusing yourself in the human materialistic sense, there is “no room at the inn” for the one who has received the Divine within.  In other words, your connection to Source isn’t as open, strong, and clear.  Your higher self is not as “welcome”.

When shifting to a “poverty of material conditions” (a.k.a. “the manger”), the connection is made clear, and this inner divine Light is projected from you.  Others can see it from afar, and will be drawn in.

Your Inner Light is there to support, nourish, comfort, heal, and revitalize you on your journey.  It is always within you, and available to you lighting your way.

How will you let your inner light shine more brightly?  What will you bring forth in the new year to bring your Purpose to Life?

I invite you to spend this holy time of solstice reflecting upon your own journey, and opening your pure heart to the possibilities within.

What infinite potential lies within your pure heart, your Soul’s intentions to be birthed in this lifetime?  How can your mind best support this process without your Ego’s judgement interfering?  How will your masculine and feminine aspects harmonize to birth your Purpose?

I find this a very deep, interesting, and complex topic to ponder.  I do not pretend to be an expert in it at all.  What I do profess to be an expert it, is doing my personal best to live my own version of that.  No one else can do it for me.

You are an expert in living your own journey.

Only you could have gotten to exactly where you are, the way you did.  The path you are following is You-nique yours to follow.

You are exactly where you are meant to be, how you are meant to be at all times.

You meant to experience not only the joy, but also the feelings of fear, doubt, and judgement around yourself and your journey.

Spiritual symbolism in the holiday stories - guiding you(I bet you even objected in your own way, if only a little, to the idea of being “an expert in your own journey”, didn’t you?).

Those difficult feelings are your friends and guides.  They are showing you the opportunities for your next steps in your personal growth: to dissolve those fears, doubts, judgements and further purify yourself.  They are showing you where you are blocked from more fully BEING YOU.

The purification process opens you to receive even more clearly from Source, and let your inner light shine even brighter.  In terms of the spiritual symbolism of the holiday stories, it is purifying your heart so that you can experience spiritual birth, and hence renewal.   In so doing, you move closer to living in alignment with your Soul intentions.  Intentionally.

Thank you for BEING You.  In BEING YOU, you fulfill your Purpose, filling your space in the WHOLE.

In the spirit of the spiritual symbolism in the holiday stories, I invite you to devote some quiet, quality time to going within. Connect with stillness, and allow yourself to listen to your own Inner Wisdom. It is guiding you to your next steps with energy, joy, and peace.

During this sacred open time, let your Inner Wisdom help you determine your Soul intentions for 2017, and resolve to align with those to the best of your ability.

The world needs you now more than ever to bring your Purpose to Life, and Life to your Purpose.

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In the spirit of the spiritual symbolism in the holiday seasons, I see your Light!  I see your Greatness!

May you and yours have happy, healthy holiday and winter solstice seasons!  Thank you!  I love you!

 

who you are is your best resource

Your Best Resource is Who You ARE

Your Purpose is to Be YOU

Being aware leads to being respons-able for your life and health

Being Respons-ABLE for Your Life and Health

Listen to Your Body - Heal from the Inside Out

Listen to Your Body: Heal From the Inside Out

Listen to Your Body

In my last post, I suggested that if you are having health issues, experiencing chronic pain, or are stressed, something is calling for your attention. We are going to dig a little deeper into how to “answer your call”: listen to your body.

Stress, pain, and health issues are a part of being human.  Therefore, we will continue to experience them to some degree as long as we are living, breathing human beings.

However, that doesn’t mean you have to let them rule your life. They can be a rich opportunity to engage intentionally, proactively, co-creatively to in creating your reality, which may reduce and/or eliminate them depending upon their root causes.  . And, if you can’t eliminate them, you can still approach them as an opportunity to learn, and grow.  You can listen to your body, and your inner wisdom.

Richer Life Because of the Crisis? Survive, or THRIVE …..

Most of us know at least one story of someone who dealt with a crisis, or a life-limiting illness, and who’s life became richer as a result.  They had a wake-up call.  Their perspective changed.  They saw themselves and their lives differently, and responded.

What if that was their fate to experience the crisis because they didn’t answer “their call” sooner?  What if it serves some bigger purpose?What if answering that “call”, is in essence, looking at the bigger picture in a deeper way by following the guidance built within you toward health and wellness, and a greater way of Being?

What if you were to tune in, listen to your body deeply, and respond NOW, averting the crisis, and enriching your life sooner rather than later?  Maybe you won’t avert it, but by tuning in you can at least weather the crisis with greater ease and peace.

Would you rather thrive now, or simply survive?

3 Steps to More Energy, Peace, and Joy

As humans, we can only change so much, so fast.  And, we are all built certain ways that seem intended to always be.  But what if you became the best version of yourself, with the least stress, and best health you can have?

  1. Tune into your body and ask yourself:

    • What do I notice in my body?
    • How does my body feel?
    • Where do I not feel well?
    • Do I feel open, closed, tight, loose, heavy, light etc.?
    • Do I feel balanced and equal from side to side?
  2. Pay attention to the areas in which you are experiencing discomfort, dis-ease, or imbalance.

    • What functions do they perform?
    • How are they used?
    • What common metaphors might be associated with their function?

listen to your body - your sore neckLet’s look at the example I mentioned in another previous post, the common problem of a stiff or sore neck.  Asking the questions above, you may answer the following ways:

  • Your neck holds your head up.
  • It turns your head so you can look around.
  • It allows you to bow your head in grace.
  • Your neck is a connection between your head and the rest of you, especially your heart (interesting factoid from embryology here: early on in development, your heart is “above” your brain, and they eventually switch; there remains a connection in the 3rd cervical spinal segment to your heart).

3. Look at the way you are currently meeting, experiencing, and/or living life, including the themes and the metaphors that apply.

For example:

  • How would you describe the way you are meeting/experiencing/living life? Struggling? With grace and ease? In between? Avoiding it? Facing it head-on?
  • What themes/issues are in your common stresses?
  • What metaphors might describe your situation in 1 & 2 above?
    • Having trouble keeping your head above water?
    • Having trouble holding your head up high?
    • Sticking your neck out?
    • Feeling challenged to look at and know what is around you, or change your perspective?
    • Always looking over your shoulder?
    • Are your head and your heart fighting each other?

Listen to Your Body – Connect the Dots

With practice, you will begin to notice the relationships between what is going on in your life, and what is going on in your body.  There are patterns between physical sensations, and issues, and what is going on in your life. Once you notice the patterns, you can make new choices for your life and health from an “informed” place of awareness to address your health, and your life.

Why is This Important?

Isn’t this a different perspective, which offers insight and real solutions?  Doesn’t it make sense to go deeper and discover the causes of your stress and pain?

Yes, you may benefit from changing your pillow, or getting a new recliner, having a massage, or taking pain relievers.  However, if you are still struggling with the same life issues, your neck is still taking the hit, and prone to succumbing because your body still instinctively works in the same way despite the symptomatic relief you are applying. Your body is programmed to survive, but not necessarily thrive.

You Can Intercept the Program…

When you are aware of what is happening within you, you can intercept the process and improve your quality of life.

Looking at what is going on inside your mind relative to what is going on in your life, and connecting that to what is going on in your body can give you clues to how you can adjust your perspective, thinking, beliefs, and approach.  Those adjustments and course-corrections can bring different results.  Then you are solving the problem with a “different mind than the one that created it”.

Change originates inside of you that way.   This is an inside-out approach to wellness.

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Listen to your body and your inner wisdom.  What are they telling you? How can you look at things differently from a higher perspective?  How can you respond, i.e. course-correct?

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How can you adjust your thinking so that you are less stressed?  You will feel better and be healthier for it.

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Listen to your body and your inner wisdom. I have found with many clients just having the awareness of what they are really thinking, how that makes them feel, and the effect that has on their body opens the door for new ways of thinking, doing, and being.  It happens organically.  And, they are better for it.

If you would like help listening to your body and your inner wisdom to discover the roots of your stress and pain, so you can create more energy, joy, and peace for yourself, contact me today for a complimentary consultation.

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the wisdom of your mind and body can help you get to the roots of what ails you for lasting change

The Wisdom of Your Mind and Body

Do you know you have one of the greatest gifts from nature within you? Did you know that gift is there to guide you on your journey to lasting change, great health, and well-being?  It is waiting for you to listen, and follow it to the roots of what ails you.

Did you know that gift is the wisdom of your mind and body?

What do I mean about tuning in to the wisdom of  your mind and body?

Without a doubt where I am in my life, my dominant thoughts, fears, feelings, issues, show themselves in my physical health and well-being. I know that my body won’t BE better until whatever is at the root of what ails me is uncovered and resolved. Therefore, I continually check in with myself to note how I am feeling and doing on all levels, spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical. I take the wisdom of those experts and personalize it with a good, deep, honest look at myself and my life.

When my body is out of sorts, of course I triage to “stop the bleeding”, and/or relieve the pain, if needed, before I take my journey to the next level.  As I tell my clients, when you have a freight train parked on you, you don’t really care at that moment how or why you ended up there.  You just want out from under it, right?

Wouldn’t it be better to stop the cycle?

If you don’t look at what got you where you are, and change your course, then how do you know you won’t end up there again? Wouldn’t you rather get to the roots of what ails you and stop it in its tracks?  Perhaps there are pearls of wisdom within that are waiting to enrich your life……

Dig deep.  Be Honest.  Be willing to get at the roots of your problems why, when, and how you are ready so that you don’t repeat those unpleasant patterns.   Don’t most great parents want that for their children? In other words,  be healthy, live well.  Stop living the patterns that hold you back. And, LISTEN to those whispers before they become shouts that hit you up side the head and sideline you.  Or, derail you…..  And, aren’t you the parent for your Inner Child, and all other parts of yourself now?

What is your body trying to tell you?

It pretty much boils down to looking at metaphors.  May I illustrate?

Have you ever had pain or tension in your neck?  If you are like most people, you have at some point, right?

Did you question what you “did” that may have caused, or at least contributed to it?  Maybe you postulated that you slept on it wrong.  Or perhaps you suspected your pillow was the culprit.  Or, maybe you thought you worked on the computer for too long.  Maybe you craned your neck to watch your favorite little performer on stage in the school play.  And, yes, those may have played a part.

the wisdom of your mind and body may help you discover that your sore neck isn't just from your sleep position

But did you ask what was going on in your life at the time?  Did you question what your dominant thoughts and resulting feelings were?  Did you consider that perhaps your pillow, sleep posture, computer use, or “spectatorship” were just the proverbial “straw”?

Let’s look at the naked truth of your anatomy.

Above your neck is your head, which is generally considered to be the area in which your intellect resides.  It is the “thought center”, where the brains behind your operation reside.  Right?

And, below your neck is your heart (among other things, but bear with me here).  Can you relate to your heart as the more “feeling” center?  A part of you that guides your decisions from a more love-based, passion-driven, feeling oriented place?

Do your head and your heart always agree when there is a decision to be made?  Is your heart always in it?  Does your head always yield to your heart’s desires?  Or, is there a tug-of-war going on?

What might it be like to be your neck living in between the two? Is it caught in that debate?  Isn’t your neck the proverbial rope?

And, what if you have been sticking your neck out for others, or struggling to hold your head up high? What takes the brunt of those “efforts”?

Doesn’t pondering those questions take you in a very different direction than simply changing out your bothersome pillow when you get to it – again and again?

Are you listening to the wisdom of your heart, now? Is your head objecting?

Many people tell me they hold their stress in their neck.  Asking the deep, tough questions can reveal much.  But, being TRULY willing to listen to, and honor the answers, is how you resolve those cycles in terms of how you deal with your life.

Bodywork that supports resolving the physical patterns at the root will help more directly with the physical effects of stress.

What does the wisdom of your mind and body say? What opportunities are there for you to approach your life differently so that you not just feel better, but are actually BEING better?

Are you ready to tune in to the wisdom of your mind and body?

Tuning in helps you get to the roots of what ails you to create lasting change.  It is a first big step toward re-writing those programs in your mind that are holding you where you are.  It also is a huge step toward releasing those patterns as they play out in your body.  Furthermore, the wisdom of your mind and body IS within you – a gift from nature awaiting your attention.

the wisdom of your mind and body can help you get to the roots of what ails you for lasting change

There are various resources and experts on the mind-body connection, each with their own expertise.  They may talk of chakras, energy medicine, your intuition, etc.   I have drawn from several perspectives over the years myself.  Carolyn Myss, Barbara Brennan, Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz, Dr. Christine Page, Anodea Judith, and Louise Hay to name a few.

It is a matter of deciding its important, learning to listen, heightening your awareness, and learning to decode all of the wisdom, signs, and signals along the way.  It is a process, which works for me, and many others just like you.

Your inner wisdom, the wisdom of your mind and body, is aware of what lies in all aspects of your mind, even beyond your conscious awareness.  It can help you to resolve those unresolved emotional issues, and create new patterns of believing, thinking, and BEING.

You have the POWER within you to create your life and health.

You have the wisdom of your mind and body guiding you in doing that.  And, all you have to do is….. Listen.

If you’d like a refresher on the role your mind plays in your health, please refer to my earlier posts.

If you’d like to go beyond that to a more in-depth resource on the power within your mind, and the roles its various aspects play in running you, you may want to check out: http://themindunleashed.org/2014/03/conscious-subconscious-unconscious-mind-work.html

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