He took my face in his hands, looked me in the eyes and said “I am right here with you, right now, and I want to be present with you. Will you be present with me” Tears came to my eyes, I could feel the honest, loving, compassionate energy grow between us. All I could physically do was nod a “yes” but inside my heart cracked open and I could feel our connection.
Connection….this is something I have been thinking about a lot lately. I’m in a place in my life right now where I don’t want to just go with the main stream wording or phrases. I want to truly understand what I’m saying and what I’m here to offer the world around me. I desire to have a deeper connection to life, to others, and to myself. And I believe that I am not alone in feeling this way. We live in a world full of technological connections; cell phone connections, wifi connections, Facebook connections, marketing connections – yet we have become so disconnected from the human experience.
This isn’t big news, we already know this. But then I started to think about all of this on a deeper level and had an ah-ha moment. What if we used those skills we learnt from plugging into technology and make it work for us, by “plugging into” our human connections. Connecting to the desires we truly have. True Human Connection = being so plugged in that you experience everything in that moment. You feel heard, seen, valued, worthy. You sense non-judgement and safety and you can feel the energetic connection of love and compassion. (Click Quote to Tweet). Now let’s sit with those words for a moment (re-read them if you like). Step by step we can create fulfilling connections and relationships just by being present, or as I like to say; being plugged in. I found this pretty powerful.
While I was talking to my sister about my new ah-ha moment she said “To be plugged in is to be 100% present and connected. When we have multiple things happenings at once it’s like listening to several different radio channels all at the same time, we aren’t able to get all of the information or able to have the full experience.” Brilliant! Since this ah-ha moment I have been focusing on creating deeper connections by following these 3 simple steps: Be aware
Am I present with this person or experience? Get plugged in! Say in your mind or out loud, I am right here, right now, fully with you. Be present. Or you can just think, I’m plugging in! An appliance can’t work if it isn’t plugged in, and neither can your relationships. Enjoy the connection, you’ve create it. What does connection mean to you? Until next time – stay “Plugged…
I was to ask you to take a look in the mirror right now, what would you see in your reflection? Answer honestly. Do you like what you see? Do you wish you were someone different? Are you immediately pointing out all those flaws? We all have been there, trust me. I used to catch myself scoping out any object that would bounce off my reflection and sometimes, I couldn’t look at myself without doing just that…
BUT, a while back, I was introduced to a friend who helped pave the way so that I could live the life I’m LOVING right about now. AUTHENTIC. (Yep, you’re reading this right.)
Authentic is a magical word! A word that we don’t hear a lot about, but need it in our everyday lives. We tend to see it more in tangible things, but what about the intangible…YOU?
Here are 5 suggested tips on how you can live a NO ORDINARY authentic life.
1. Fall in LOVE with yourself, flaws and all – If you’re wondering why things in your life are not filling that void that you may be having, or relationships are not working out as they should, I think I know why… You need to be in love with who you are. (I know this sounds crazy. Love yourself?) That means accepted who you are as an individual, flaws and all. Learn what your flaws are and accept that no one is PERFECT. If you don’t love yourself, how can you expect anyone to love you the way you want them to. Your flaws make you unique just like fingerprints. When you do this, you will be brushed with so much confidence that you will be able to accept all the joys that life sends your way.
2. Release the past, BE present and live for the future – Sometimes we all get stuck on something that occurred in our past that prevents us from living the life that we want. Come join us in the moment. Learn to accept the cards that were dealt to you and look for ways that you could make the greatest impact. Today. Use your past as a stepping stone for the present and discover what your purpose is and set out to achieving it! Moments are what life is all about. Don’t spend too much time there.
3. Choose happiness – In life, we have an abundant amount of choices and views on how you see yourself and the world. When we start to think about those things, we may change our mindset to think in a negative way. If you choose to do this, you may see a pattern in your life that forms in a negative manner. My solution to all of this: choose happiness over all. No one can give you happiness. It has to come from within, just like the quote, “Don’t ever let anyone dull your sparkle” once you switch that on, your outlook on life will be so much brighter. Leave a trail wherever you go!
4. Develop yourself – This is one area where we tend to brush away as life takes us full speed. In order to achieve the most authentic life, you need to take the time to find out what drives you and chase it! If it requires further development, go get the tools to achieve it. Know that it’s OK to express yourself, trust yourself, teach yourself and above all else, surround yourself with the things that make you happy! I strongly encourage you to do one thing each day that scares you and stretches you outside your comfort zone. You may be surprised at the things you discover!
5. Form new relationships – They say the key to a successful life is to surround yourself with good people. Maya Angelou says it best, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Life is about connecting your personal and professional dots. Find people who are like-minded as yourself both personally and professionally. They will be instrumental in your self-development and vice versa. Building and maintaining relationships is so crucial in discovering who you really are as a person. Go find your people!
***All opinions in this post are my own.** by Elizabeth Sutherland
What if I told you that you could be, do, or have anything that you want out of life? What if I told you that you could have a limitless life, free of fear?
What if I told you that you could design a life of blessings and that every “failure” that you’ve experienced along the way was also a blessing in disguise?
If you have trouble believing any of this to be true for you, then you need the Be Your Own Guru Master Class that is coming to Authentic You Media on August 1st.
In this class, we learn an approach that will help you rewire the synaptic responses in your brain to bring you more peace and help you focus more on what you’d like to have from life; instead of what’s missing.
This very technique I have seen not only change lives but HEAL them. People have used this exact same process that I am teaching in this Master Class to attract anything that they want in life: more money, more love, or even better health. Yes, it is even possible to achieve optimal health using these principles.
But do not be disillusioned! The program only works if you work it! I’m not going to sit here and tell you that there won’t be some work involved. What I can tell you is that every ounce of effort you put in will reap an outcome. It all depends on your own level of commitment.
So if you’re committed to making profound life changes maybe it’s time to take that step and enroll in this class. Maybe it’s time to tap into that inner guru that is waiting with all the answers. If you’re not getting what you want out of life, it is time for you to take your power back.
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Charlotte D. Piper
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with Medical Medium and Holistic Expert Dr. Emil Faithe
CANDIDA. YOU HAVE IT. NOW CLEAR IT NATURALLY.
The overgrowth of that nasty fungus we know as Candida Albicans is sabotaging the health and wellbeing of nearly every soul on the planet. Although almost never diagnosed or treated by traditional health practitioners, Candida is the leading cause of over 100 chronic health condition, including diabetes, hypertension, dementia, memory loss, bipolar disorder, ADHD, chronic fatigue syndrome, PCOS, and the world’s other plague– depression. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. If you’re not feeling well physically or emotionally, an overgrowth of this voracious and opportunistic fungus is somewhere to blame. Let’s clear it once and for all, naturally.
RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS – Most people have had a Candida infection since childhood, mostly from poor diet habits from early on, or even contracted it during birth, from your mother. Sweet cravings, memory loss, foggy head, bloating, stomach gurgling, mood swings, and bouts of hypoglycemia are hallmark signs. Thick, foamy saliva, itchy ears, joint or muscle pain, and eczema are also classic signs of Candida overgrowth, and the list goes on.
BYE BYE SUGAR – Candida is a parasite that thrives on sugar. Stop consuming all sugars including the sugars in fruits, fruit juices, and dried fruits, even honey. Avoid sodas of any kind and all products containing high fructose corn syrup. Easy on alcohol, pastas, breads, yeast products, vinegar, and mushrooms. Focus on frequent protein intake, green leafy vegetables, and healthy grains like quinoa and amaranth, and you will feel better.
KILL THE LITTLE BUGGERS, NATURALLY – There are many natural Candida killing formulas available, the heart of which should be caprylic acid, among others. Full-potency, broad spectrum Probiotics should also be added daily and continuously. It may take several months or longer to eradicate Candida overgrowth, so it’s crucial to follow the diet changes and not stop the program too soon, otherwise this opportunistic bug will be back with vengeance. Remember, it is imperative that you cleanse heavy metals from your body first, especially mercury from amalgams or other exposures, otherwise a Candida uprising will quickly return.
HEAL YOUR LEAKY GUT – Candida often nests in your gut causing what many refer to as “leaky gut syndrome”. Leaky gut syndrome will eventually lead to damaging deficiencies in protein, iodine, iron, magnesium, potassium, B12, folate, zinc, and others. Worse yet, leaky gut is often at the heart of your immune system flare-ups, leading to inflammatory bowel issues, food allergies, and triggering autoimmune disorders. Heal your gut with supplements like glutamine, quercetin, collagen, aloe, and others, and you can prevent further loss of important nutrients, and the organ and gland malfunctions these deficiencies often lead to. Now, get ready to feel better.
Q: I have had crazy stomach gurgling and bloating as long as I can remember, especially after drinking my fruit smoothies. It even seems like my waist size changes noticeably from morning to night. Could this be from Candida?
A: Absolutely! I also sense you experience unrelenting sweet cravings and hypoglycemia as a result of these diet habits and Candida proliferation. Swift diet changes are imperative. Stop all fruits, fruit smoothies, sodas, and simple carbohydrates, and follow a good Candida program. It also feels as though you are padding yourself from deep emotional hurt with comfort food and added pounds. Consider an energy clearing session to release these traumas, and your life will turn around.
Q: Dr. Faithe, my daughter has had constant bouts of urinary tract infections and vaginal yeast infections and she’s only eleven. She also seems to have thrush– white gunk on her tongue and in her throat. My pediatrician thinks she is allergic to the dairy milk I’m giving her and suggested switching to soy milk. Will this help?
A: Not likely. Your daughter has a significant case of Candida overgrowth which is creating the vaginal yeast infections, which in turn is making her more prone to developing UTI’s. She likely contracted Candida from you at birth, as I sense that you too have a severe case of Candidiasis. I recommend you both commence a strict Candida program to break this viscous cycle. You’ll both feel better in several months.
Q: Many members of my family tree have become afflicted with early-onset Parkinson’s, dementia, and diabetes. I am in my early fifties and very concerned I might be next. I was reading that Candida might be the underlying cause in these conditions. According to the Candida “Spit Test” and my white-coated tongue, I have a raging case that my doctor doesn’t seem interested in treating. Is there hope for me? Concerned in the Carolinas.
A: Yes, you are absolutely correct. Untreated Candida infections are linked to many chronic and debilitating health conditions, including those afflicting your ancestors. Start a comprehensive anti-Candida regimen and follow a strict Candida diet plan. If you remain diligent in your efforts you can circumvent their poor genetics. If you need help, reach my office.
Want to learn more? Read Dr. Faithe’s latest book, “You Are Sensitive!” available through New Leaf. And pick up his game-changing new book “Hormone Lies and Thyroid Misunderstandings”.
Dr. Faithe is the co-founder of World Wellness Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. He works with all health conditions naturally, all over the world. He can reached for questions and consultations at www.healingwizards.com
To anyone who is on the fence about joining us for the four-week Be Your Own Guru immersive Master Class:
The class is nearly sold out! If you want to learn coveted secrets regarding how to manifest ANYTHING that you want in life with ease, integrity, and grace, reserve your spot today.
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Get ready to smash through life-limiting paradigms to create a life of your ultimate design.
During this four-week immersive, we’ll dive right in and identify those limiting thought patterns that are holding you back and learn new, fun, and creative ways to change those patterns. We’ll discuss the importance of neuroplasticity and I’ll teach some easy manifestation exercises that you can use every day to raise your vibratory message to the all-too-eager-to-please Universe.
The result of this magical formula?
Charlotte D. Piper
Transcending the blocks that keep your good from being delivered into your life.
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Have you ever wondered what makes the successful people really successful? Are you sometimes curious as to how some people seem to have the uncanny ability to magically manifest anything they could ever want smooth as silk, with ease and grace? Is there really a magical formula to creating the life of your dreams? The answers just might surprise you.
dedicated a majority of my life to being a student of the Law of Attraction and I’ve found that all people who manifest their desires easily do just a few things differently than the majority of the population. These people think just a little bit differently than a majority of the people who find themselves struggling to create things in their life. The people who seem to float through life, getting whatever they want out of it have a distinct mental/emotional programming which makes life effortless.
If you’ve ever struggled to create anything in your life or have experienced lackluster results when it comes to manifesting, perhaps it’s time to consider a change of mind.
The late Wayne Dyer, a self-actualization guru was frequently quoted as saying, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
This statement is so profound, yet so simple in its implication.
What if I told you that the secret to manifesting the life of your own grand design is as simple as changing your mindset? What if through the process of changing your mind, you could alter your life in any way imaginable?
Did you know that you can rewire your brain through a process called neuroplasticity? I compare the mind to a fertile garden and in a lot of ways it is. Our brains are programmed from a very early age to think a specific way based on the experiences we have as children as well as the paradigms handed down to us from our well-meaning caretakers? Often times, we don’t even realize that these very thought processes can seriously limit our ability to manifest.
In the Be Your Own Guru Master Class, we learn how to dig up those weeds (self-limiting paradigms) and create a fertile field in the garden of your mind to plant new and improved seeds (limitless thoughts). We’ll learn fun and easy tools that you can use to keep your garden blooming with the fullest blossoms of your greatest intentions so that you can experience all the beauty of the Universe in all its splendor.
Charlotte D. Piper
During your time in the Be Your Own Guru Master Class, you’ll learn how to design the life of your dreams like any guru who floats through life, manifesting with ease, integrity, and grace.
Change doesn’t have to be difficult but it is inevitable if you desire to manifest massive results in your life. Let me teach you the ways that all the masters use in order to create divine, impactful changes. Life can be easy and it can be for you. Learn how by enrolling in the Be Your Own Guru Master Class today.
For a long time, something that eluded me was consistent financial success. Sure, in the past, I experienced some temporary, mediocre successes, but nothing that I would personally consider to be groundbreaking. These life circumstances created what I’d call an obsession. I became obsessed with the idea of unlocking the secrets to financial success; if for no other reason than to know that I’ve conquered this major challenge in my life. What I learned is that I also wanted to know these secrets so that I could help others become financially free but with a sense of ease, grace, and integrity.
I’ve studied some of the greatest gurus on the subject of attracting unlimited abundance in this life. In their own way, they all shared the same message: Wealth comes from within.
But what does that even mean? Many people believe that the only way to generate massive wealth is through hard work. Which, I don’t dispute as true-for some people.
But what if maximizing wealth and creating long term results is effortless?
There seems to be people with the ‘Midas touch’; where everything they touch turns to gold. And they make it look so easy.
Oh sure, we’ve all heard that there is no such thing as an overnight success, but what if that is only true because that is what we’ve been programmed to believe and so we just accept it as truth in our lives?
And what if the secret is that generating wealth doesn’t have to be hard? What if there isn’t actually a definitive “10 step guide” to financial success? Sure, there are some very impactful guideposts that can lead to temporary, external knowledge of “how to attract wealth”, but what about learning TRUE principles that work no matter what–every time and for everyone?
I wonder if it is possible for it to be easy to create financial opportunities in life. Is simply “feeling wealthy” enough?
Certainly feeling good about money is an excellent start. But a person can’t sit around all day just feeling wealthy and expect to get rich. Can they? Surely taking inspired action is essential.
And what if inspired action became easier simply by a person’s ability to have unwavering faith and tap into the dream that they chose for their life before even traversing this earthly plane?
Sure, that’s all fine and dandy, but faith in the invisible is hard. At least that’s what I hear from many of my clients. And unwavering faith can be a challenge especially if you’re a person who has failed time and time again.
One thing that I have observed is this: Whenever I simply let go of the reigns and give it up to God (or my Higher Source if the word ‘God’ freaks you out); exactly what I need ALWAYS shows up. Every single time. No questions asked. Walking by faith becomes easier because every time that I do it; things just seem to fall into place.
Walking by faith led me to a teaching series called “Adventures in Prosperity” which is taught by Dr. Roger Teel. Throughout the month of May 2016, I participated in an immersive experience which taught me everything I wanted to know about creating abundance in any area of life with ease, integrity, and grace. These teachings resonated so deeply with me that they inspired me to act…
You see, I sincerely believe that we all have a vision placed in our heart before we even take human form.
I believe that it can take strength and perseverance to keep sight of that purpose, and that is where the true work comes into play. I also think that success looks a little different to each individual person and we must be cautious of placing too much of our faith into someone else’s vision or definition of success. When we do this we become defined by these external influences and can become disconnected from our own sense of purpose.
What the Be Your Own Guru Master Class is designed to do is bring you back into alignment with your Life Purpose and give you the tools and drive to move forward with inspired action. What I have found is that when you connect to that Source where your Divine Will lies, everything becomes magnetized to you at a record pace.
I believe this is why people who are operating in their genius seem to be met with success unparalleled. They make it look easy-effortless. Yet, when someone else tries to copy their model and forgets God’s own promise for their life; that person tends to struggle.
Be Your Own Guru drills down to the basic principles of manifesting and offers them to you during a four week intensive. These are tools that you can mold to your own model and create the life of your most magical, wildest dreams.
Are you ready to ride the wave of manifestation with ease, integrity, and grace?
Something tells me that your time is now.
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I know, I know—that’s a pretty startling title to a post about authenticity! When I was thinking about this topic, though, the very first thing that came to my mind was Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back. He and Luke Skywalker are in the swamp at Dagobah; Luke’s X-wing fighter plane is bogged down in the muck and his attempts to free it using the Force have proved futile. When Luke frustratedly says he’ll “try” something Yoda suggests, the old master replies:
“Do…or do not. There is no try.”
It’s the same way with authenticity. Some people spend years trying to “find themselves”, shoehorning their way into all manner of health routines, spiritual practices and self-help books, all in the hopes that something will stick. But identity isn’t just something that you glue to yourself so you can say “Look! This is me, really and truly!”
Rather, being authentic is a much more organic process. You have to stop trying so darn hard, and instead allow yourself to simply do. We aren’t especially good at this in the Western world; we want to be constantly moving forward toward the next milestone, showing our progress in measured increments. And when we try, we see it as an effort in the right direction.
But in the process of trying, it’s really easy to get entangled in the details. We worry we aren’t doing things correctly. We become self-conscious—is our progress as good as the next person’s? Is this newest attempt at being an Authentic Person going to work this time, or will it join a pile of failed hobbies and lifestyle changes that never quite made it? Will we ever figure out who we really are?
All that mental chatter is a distraction from what the actual goal is: to live authentically. Being authentic isn’t about finding the right niche or label that has all the answers to your life attached. Rather, it’s about letting go of the expectations you (and others) have for yourself, releasing yourself from the intense desire to find that next milestone that says you’re now Officially Authentic For Real This Time, and ceasing all that trying you’ve been up to lately.
Instead, turn your thoughts inward. The more deeply you know yourself, not just as a series of labels like “Capricorn” or “INFP”, but a self that transcends labels, the easier it is to live as yourself. Ask yourself a few simple questions:
Who am I? Not just labels that state relationship like “I am so and so’s parent” or “I am the spouse of such and such”, but “I am someone who was born in a small town” and “I am a very physically active sort of person.” This can take a while, and that’s okay!
–What interests me? Throughout your life, what has captured your attention and imagination the most? If you were in a bookstore, what topics would you gravitate toward, and what sorts of stories would you want to read? If you could take classes on anything in the world, and money and education level weren’t an issue, what would you explore? Don’t worry if your interests are things you haven’t thought about since childhood—they’re still important!
–How do I make myself and my interests a part of my life every day? This isn’t just a matter of sequestering yourself in a room alone to work on a hobby an hour a week. Rather, how can you embrace who you are and what makes your life interesting regardless of where you are or what you’re doing?
–How am I hiding or downplaying myself and my interests? Are you afraid to be yourself around certain people or in certain environments? How can you be more comfortable in yourself so that you are less afraid to be yourself? (There may, of course, be some places where you may need to use your discretion, whether for your own safety and consideration or that of others.)
Let me use myself as an example. Ever since I was a child, I loved being outdoors; it was hard to get me to go back inside, even in bad weather! I was also very imaginative, and played alone a lot, so I would be lost in my head for hours, pretending I was all sorts of heroes and monsters in turn. I didn’t have any friends who liked the things I did, so when I got older I began distancing myself from my interests to try to fit in, but it never really worked. And the further I got away from my interests, the unhappier I became.
Later in my teens I rediscovered my love of nature and the idea of a magical world. I embraced them, and stopped worrying about what my peers thought. Now, twenty years later, both of those loves are just two of the many threads I weave into a life and career full of creativity and adventure! I accepted who I am and what interests me, and lived my life as I saw fit—and the rest of my world moved into alignment around me.
One more thing I want you to consider: Authenticity isn’t just about big, life-changing, fulfilling moments, like the time you finally realized what you really wanted to be was a singer, or when you discovered that your family history is a really important interest of yours. Being authentic means being you all the time, whether you’re preparing dinner or getting ready for bed or taking a walk. It also means being you when the chips are down—during an argument, or a fender bender, or an illness. It’s learning to act and make choices from your own mind and heart, first and foremost, rather than letting worry about external judgment affect your decisions.
I do try out new things, like martial arts and cooking techniques. But I do so because they match who I already am, not because I want them to explain who I am or give me the answers to my life. I also go in with the understanding that I may or may not actually adopt them long-term, and that it’s okay to let something slip back out of my life if it just doesn’t seem to stick with me. I am already a whole person, as are you; we aren’t missing pieces that need to be filled in.
Stop trying to be authentic. Shake away the judgments and the expectations, see who you are underneath them, and be that person, without apology or hesitation. Do or do not. There is no try.
Lupa is an author, artist and amateur naturalist in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of several books on spirituality, most recently Nature Spirituality From the Ground Up: Connect With Totems In Your Ecosystem (Llewellyn, 2016). She is also the creator of the forthcoming The Tarot of Bones, an ambitious art and writing project culminating in a nature-inspired divination set. She has a Master’s degree in counseling psychology with an additional certification in ecopsychology. She is also a card-carrying Wilderness First Responder. Not surprisingly, when she isn’t hard at work in her studio at home, she is out wandering the wilds of the Pacific Northwest.
You can find out more about Lupa and her works, her upcoming appearances, and other pertinent information at www.thegreenwolf.com
When we are living authentically we love ourselves, are in touch with our soul and are living from the truest part of ourselves. Our lives are in flow, we attract the people and life situations to us almost effortlessly and we continue to want to grow and expand. The issue is that most of us have trouble even knowing who we are are and might be acting and reacting from past beliefs, patterns and behaviors that we possibly don’t even believe any more much less want to be living from. There are many ways to connect to your soul and begin to live the life of your dreams.
1) Learning about the Chakra System. Working your way through each of the seven main chakras are an excellent way to check and adjust yourself to live to your highest potential and to be authentic to your core.
I talk in depth about each chakra in my book “A Short Path to Change: 30 Ways to Transform Your Life” because our chakra system is truly our inner diagnostic system. For those not familiar with the chakra system – I will give a very brief overview. Chakras are wheels of energy that are located along the spine from the root (First Chakra) located at the base of the spine to the Crown (Seventh Chakra) at the top of your head. They are the same colors as the rainbow going up and while Western medicine does not acknowledge them in its medical system Eastern and many other medical systems are based on them. Tuning into the chakras is an excellent way to know where you are reacting/acting from and what areas of your life can possibly use a little tweaking so you can live more authentically and be your best self. A couple of examples would be our core beliefs at our root chakra which come from our “tribe”, family of origin and collective consciousness. In recognizing if you believe what people may have told you about yourself or about life in general you can begin to tap into what your truth is and edit it to what you want utilizing the power of the charkas. Our 5th chakra (Throat Chakra) is all about our truth, speaking it, walking it, hearing other people’s truths. If this is overactive we may feel we need to talk ourselves up, talk too much while if it is under-active we might have fear of speaking up or speaking our truth. Getting in touch with our chakras and developing tools to bring them into balance is priceless in being our authentic self.
2) An Internal House Cleaning. We need to get rid of the old to adopt new healthy habits and stand in our truth. Do we tell ourselves things we don’t even believe about ourselves and limit our potential? There are many areas of our life we need to look at in order to truly get through to our soul. Some are how we talk to ourselves, including the negative self-talk we might be very used to. We need to be able to offer ourselves forgiveness and to learn how to forgive others so we are not living from the past or a resentful space. We also need to look at the influences around us, the people we surround ourselves with, the media, the clutter or airiness of our home and office. It is also helpful to notice our fears and worries and what triggers them so we can be living from a place of empowerment versus a place of fear. In noticing some of the unhealthy patterns and behaviors it sheds light on them and enables us to move through them to create something new. Doing this in a loving nature is highly encouraged. Some patterns may have been in place for years, possibly decades but might only take days or weeks to begin to see changes being made. Every small step is the be rewarded which leads to the next step.
3) Self Love. In order to live authentically from our hearts we must feel worthy. We are not taught how to love ourselves and most people will consider themselves their own worst enemy instead of their greatest cheerleader. If we love ourselves and are confident we can step into who we are with grace and not with self judgment and self criticism. Okay, well at least with less of it! Know that in this process there might be days that it is tougher to do this that others – it is okay we are human, “this too shall pass.” In this space, we know we are doing our best and in living from our heart we give ourselves permission to live authentically, to trust, to be vulnerable and to move forward with confidence. When we love ourselves we know our self-worth and attract people and circumstances that reflect that love and self-worth. It is an empowered space to live from and we know that it is much healthier for us to be kind and loving to ourselves then to spend endless time beating ourselves up about anything that has happened. We treat ourselves as we would a good friend and feel able to meet people with a smile from our hearts and soul.
4) Gratitude. Gratitude is two fold as it is gratitude for things just as they are in our life right now including people, places and circumstance. Gratitude is also happiness and appreciation for yourself! When we appreciate what our circumstance we are giving energy to it and we are allowing that goodness to expand further. The same is true for ourselves. We can harp on about something we feel we said or did wrong for hours, days and sometimes even much longer than that. But when was the last time you gave yourself a pat on the back for even one thing you have done and been in that state for more than 10 seconds? Showing gratitude to yourself is a good way to get that self love flowing! We all love to be shown gratitude and we love giving to others – when we give that gratitude to ourselves it can feel uncomfortable at first but soon you will feel a deep glow from the center of your chest – your soul is thanking you for noticing what a wonderful person you are!
5) Presence. To live authentically we must be present. If we are living from past programs or living from future worries or concerns we are not living in the total space and truth of who we are. In the present moment life is usually just fine. We can find peace in the present moment and turn inward to receive guidance. There are many ways to begin to notice if you are present and to bring you the present moment. Getting quiet and saying some affirmations about how you want to be or feel is one. Affirmations such as “I live authentically” and “I live from my heart” are a couple that will get you feeling empowered. You may also like to try one of the many different kinds of meditations to get centered or begin to practice some energy work. Being in the moment and paying gratitude for yourself and the wonderful things and people in your life is also another way to bring yourself to the present moment. The more time we take to quiet our minds and bring ourselves to the present moment the more of a habit it becomes. We begin reacting and living from the now, from our heart – the place that is truly authentic and love.
The above steps are ones I feel necessary to live a truly authentic life. I give exercises on how to reach these spaces in my book and this is a constant process in my own life as well as those of my clients. The key is being loving with yourself along the way and knowing you are doing the best you can in this moment. Give yourself some inner hugs and gratitude for wanting to live your most authentic life. It is a wonderful gift you are offering not only yourself but the world around you! In doing so, you will be an inspiration for others to do the same.
I am passionate about helping my clients discover their unlimited potential and power. I help them release blocks and restrictions to move onto the next stage of their life with confidence. I treat each client as the most important person – because they are. I have learned how to help empower people and to remember that we are all self healing. My passion for the possibilities of healing has led to me writing over 200 articles as well, becoming an alternative healing practitioner, writing my ebooks and having my first book “A Short Path to Change: 30 Ways to Transform Your Life” published by Llewellyn Publishing on January 8, 2016.
In healing myself of several chronic illnesses and dis-eases as well as chronic pain my life shifted and my spiritual journey began. I suddenly knew at my core things were not as I had been told. I had been to many doctors over 7 years and all of them said I would not be getting better. Yet in 3 short weeks I had healed myself of all of my symptoms. I was intrigued and knew there was a whole lot more I did not know or understand about how I was suddenly well. I also had such an urge to scream from the rooftops to all the diseases support groups and doctors I had been to, “yes — it is possible to heal from these diseases”.
My wanting to share led to my diving in to learn all I could and writing my ebook and articles. If I was going to learn about this I wanted to learn and study every day if I could. I began to study about personal development and alternative healing techniques. Through a series of synchronistic events I found forms of healing that resonated deeply within me that I now practice. I never expected myself to be a “healer” and in fact am not fond of the word – since it is more about the person opening up to their own healing rather than me doing to for them. We are all self-healing. After healing my life took continued to open up.
In gathering information on articles to write I would add books to my Amazon wish list randomly. I received a bunch of books from my father on Mother’s Day and one of them was “The Reconnection” by Dr. Eric Pearl. I had not remembered adding it to my wish list but the moment I touched it I could not let go of it – literally – I carried it around with me even after I had finished reading it – YEP it was WEIRD. Reading it had me feeling ENERGY in my body for the first time in my life. Synchronistically I had a Soul ReAlignment session done 2 weeks previously and had been told I would be a gifted energy healer. This did not even come into my consciousness with my obsession with the book – all I knew was I had to know more. After getting re-connective healing work done on me and going to a seminar I was hooked.
After the Re-connective Healing seminar I asked a close friend who lived in a different state if I could practice distance healing on her – after one session her years of pain disappeared. I began my own private practice and never cease to be amazed (7 years later) at what occurs and what the results might be. This work led to my intuition and psychic abilities opening up and a curiosity to know at a deeper level where the information was coming from. I soon completed my Soul ReAlignment Level One Training and if I had thought the distance work blew my mind – WOW – I was in for another HUGE awakening.
In Soul Re-Alignment I am allowed to access the Akashic Records (the record of all of our lives and each thought, emotion and occurrence in it). I get to see who the person is at soul level and my clients resonate deeply with the information. I also look at what blocks and restrictions are keeping my client from advancing on their spiritual path with ease and am able to clear them so that they may move forward in flow. This work always blows my mind. A very common reaction to a reading is someone saying “but this sounds almost exactly like my life now”. Yep, there are lessons we are meant to learn and sometimes from different angles. It is affirming to the client to understand this at such a deep level.
It has been over five years of me doing both Soul ReAlignment work (I have taken Soul ReAlignment 2 and Soul ReAlignment for Business) and learning all I can about energetic and informational healing. I have studied some Shamanism and have read many books on energy work. I use all of my skills including my Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Penn State University when I have a session with someone. It is a very intuitive process and no two sessions ever look the same. I have helped over a thousand people over the last 7 years.
What does my life look like since healing myself? Well, I am a mom of 2 wonderful children who I can now keep up with (MOST of the time). I am in a wonderfully supportive and loving relationship which I am grateful for every day! I was in a belly dance troupe for a few years (after being told I would never dance again). I have an alternative healing/coaching practice that keeps me busy, in awe and excited. I have had many “terminally ill” clients with cancer that wind up healing. I see what some would call “miracles” very often and am always in awe and honored to do the work I do. My first book ‘A Short Path to Change: 30 Ways to Transform Your Life” will be published, January 8, 2016 by Llewellyn Publishing. I am currently working on products and workshops so I can work with more than one person at a time. I met someone who I consider “the man of my dreams” and am loving our life as it unfolds together. I enjoy life and am excited for all it continues to offer me.
It has taken me a while to trust my intuition as a healer and to step into that role. Considering I do not like the word “healer” – it’s been even more challenging. For more on this read my article “What is Illness?”. I have helped many people get in touch with their own intuition and healing powers. I, too was ill and know what it was like to feel like I had nothing but limitations ahead of me. I know this is not the way we are meant to live. We are meant to live a life full of joy, empowerment and awe.
It would be an honor to help you discover that in yourself. Please visit my testimonials page and services page and feel free to contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 607-437-7867 to set up an appointment.