Are you preventing yourself from being in a loving, positive relationships?
Watch the video attached to learn how to remove barriers that may be hindering you from living a life you love.
“Loving ourselves is receiving the love that is already around us.
To love ourselves is to remove all barriers.
We can learn to love ourselves by letting others love us AND by loving them.”
- David Kessling
Have you placed any barriers around you that are holding you back?
Are you afraid to try something new because of a past experience?
Keep in mind that was your past. It is NOT your future.
Love yourself and let others love you instead of keeping those barriers up, so you can bring more and more love into your life.
If there is a destructive pattern in your relationships, recognize it and change the pattern, but don’t let those past relationships block you of a future with someone that loves and respects you.
We can TRY to hold on to the present moment or circumstance, but life is forever changing.
Watch the video to learn how to live in love instead of trying to control the world around us.
“Love is really the only thing we can possess, keep with us and take with us." By Elizabeth Kubler Ross
This is so true.
We might change a job or change relationships, what our house looks like, even if we are keeping it clean or not.
The only thing that remains the same is change.
BUT love can always stay in your heart and grow.
Experiences from the past are gone, but you can remember the love and the good times.
If you find yourself trying to grab on to control and keep something in your life, remember it WILL change.
Only the love in your heart remains the same. Live in the moment of LOVE.
We were given a soul when we came to this earth to live and love and that same soul will go with us when we die.
This video has a beautiful excerpt from the book Life Lessons by Elizabeth Kubler Ross & David Kessler to help us contemplate who we really are.
“You undoubtedly have faults, but they are not you.
You may have a disease, but you are not your diagnosis.
You may be rich, but you are not your credit rating.
You’re not your resume, your neighborhood, your grades, your mistakes, your body,
your roles or your titles.
All these things are not yours because they are changeable.
There is a part of you that is undefinable and changeless.
Who you are is eternal and that will never change.”
When you consider today, “Who am I?” Contemplate if you are living by your title and your salary, or are you living by your soul and love?
Something to think about.
There is NO FAILURE unless it stops you from continuing forward. When we feel like it is failure, this is actually a message saying, “There is a BETTER way to do this!”
Watch the attached video to learn more and make sure to see it through to the end for a special prayer that will help when making a tough decision of whether to move on.
If something does come up that feels like a failure, be sure to RESPOND and not react.
Reacting is saying or doing something without thinking it through first. When this happens there is often regret because the action cannot be retracted.
Responding is taking a deep breath and talking to your Higher Power to really think through what you would like to say or do.
You get to take as long as you want to respond whether it be 2 seconds, 2 days, 2 weeks or 2 months. You DECIDE.
If you are struggling with your response, you can use the prayer of discernment:
If this dream is for my higher good, increase my passion for it. If this...
Sometimes we have constrictive thoughts, arguments with other people in our heads, or thoughts of fear and negativity that do not serve us.
Those thoughts are limiting us because they aren't taking us to the higher fulfillment of what we can be
How can we find peace?
First, we recognize the body and if it is feeling constrictive and also the thoughts that we do not like.
Next, we become what is called the “observer self”. This is when we step back and look at ourselves as if we are outside of the situation looking in. You detach emotionally as if you are another person watching what is happening.
You say to yourself, “This is not the state I want to be in. I want to have a peaceful state of mind.”
Again, we recognize how our body feels and notice what's happening with our mind. You then decide how you would prefer to feel and change your thoughts.
So today, I want to encourage you to become an “observer...
I am trying to be more authentic this year, and so I want to admit a big mistake I made. I got into a heated argument and raised my voice in front of Emma. I felt very passionate about the subject, but she was sitting in someone's lap and looked upset.
I immediately lowered my voice when I realized what I was doing.
That night I called a Master Spiritual Teacher because I felt terrible about my behavior. I already knew I would need to apologize to the adult I was quarreling with, but he helped me to realize I needed to apologize to Emma as well.
She might not understand my words because of her age, but it is important that she feel safe with me. I told her that I was sorry, and that I will not let that happen again.
I immediately felt better, and we shared a wonderful moment. I was able to release the guilt and make a vow not to make that mistake again.
The point I am trying to make is that you need to apologize to children. You not only set a great example, but you can also release any...
My lesson from Emma today is how important it is to start working with your kids about discrimination at an early age.
There is so much happening right now with discrimination: race, color, creed, black lives matter, religious differences, sexual preference, and these are only scratching the surface.
We have been celebrating Pride month as you can see. I also found an amazing book called Dream Big Little one which is about African American women and what they have contributed.
This kind of influence can go a long way. Talk to your kids and treat them equally because we are all ONE and equal in the eyes of the Universe.
With Emma, I am loving her as much as I can and setting an example for her when she is only 12 months by choosing what I read to her and giving her a rainbow flag.
We have so much influence over children. Mother Teresa said, “The way you help heal the world is that you start with your own family.”
You can change the world by showing...
I am back with you today with my beautiful niece, Emma. She has another lesson for me today. I call it “Planning for tomorrow, but living for today.”
It is important for us to look toward the future, to keep making plans and taking action steps to get us closer to making our dreams a reality, BUT we...
So many of us are falling into victim mode. We are complaining and focusing on what we are not able to do. We are only focusing on the terrible experiences in our life and not keeping our eye out for how we can serve.
I get it. As a sign language interpreter, I have not worked since March 9th because of shelter in place. I also have not been able to present as a life coach.
BUT I have been given the opportunity to watch my niece Emma. She is beautiful, and she is perfect. Because she lives so far away, I would not have the time to bond and spend time with her. But because of this tragic pandemic, I get to fill my days with this beautiful, baby girl.
I know we are having a hard time with COVID-19, and yes, everything is different, but we could look at our situation from another perspective.
Instead of being in the victim mode, we could step back and ask, “What is there for me to do?”
For you, it might be to make a phone call or wearing a mask. Only...