It’s Woo-Woo Work

People sometimes are uncomfortable when I bring up that I work with clients on a spiritual level; as well as physical, emotional, and mental. For some, they think of spiritual as “woo woo”, organized religion, angels, fairies, “black magic”, or buddhism.

The reality is spirituality-your spiritual self-is every day thoughts and actions. Anytime you are in touch with a desire to create and experience growth that will result in a higher self, a better self, you are practicing spirituality. Sorry to break it to you.

When you consider spirituality in this way you realize that you must face this aspect as much as you do any other. If you are truly committed to creating a better life. As I always say, you get a better life when you get to your better self.

Truth behold the spiritual is often so intertwined with the other facets of yourself that you may not even think about it consciously. You aren’t just looking to lose weight. You are wanting to feel better physically, and also emotionally. This is a desire to grow and develop a better you, is it not? You aren’t just looking to end the parade of unworthy partners that keep coming to your life. You are looking to be able to attract and experience a better love for yourself, and your Self. This is what growing and desiring a best self looks like. This is spiritual work.

So next time you hear someone talk about spiritual development, spiritual teachings, a spiritual class, check it out a bit. Open your mind to see if there isn’t something that might resonate with you, and help you to grow.

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I’ve Got a Feeling

Some times you have these occasions, or areas, in life where others are repeating the same opinion to you…over and over again.  And yet it never really feels right.  So you just can’t get on board with taking a step towards whatever they all seem to see that you don’t.

And if you are like me, like most people who are constantly seeking personal growth, you tend to be self-analyzing.  So you start to wonder, “do they all see something I don’t?”  It can be very hard to discern whether you are blocking yourself, self sabotaging yourself, just being blind to something; OR are you in fact knowing your own truth which is not recognized by others?  Geez! Can there be a bigger  internal struggle?

What happens when our world has a perception of our situation that doesn’t match up with our gut instinct, or doesn’t resonate with us?  Are two, three, even four or more people in your life all wrong about what is best for you?  How can they all be in agreement about the right decision for you when it feels so off-center to you?  What’s wrong with you?  Are you wrong?  Well you almost have to be if everyone else is in agreement, right?

If you pay close attention you will in fact experience a feeling, a resonance with what is your own truth.  Whether you acknowledge that we all have intuition, or not, there is a connection to your higher self that does send us signals about what is for our highest and best good.  You have had some experience where you can describe it as, “Something didn’t feel right.  So I went with that and I’m sure glad I ‘listened’ to that.”  Some of you may believe that God, angels, saints, and/or spirit guides give us guidance, signs and/or answers to questions when we ask.  But even if you believe in all this divine guidance, there are times when you don’t seem to be getting this outside help.  It’s in those times that I ask you to check in with yourself.

If you can be very honest with your self and allow your self to experience even just a few moments of observation or self-detachment, try to think about the possible options.  Take a moment and think about if you make choice A.  Now take a few deep breaths and stay with thinking about that decision-maybe what it looks like, how it will cause you to act, or what following through with that decision will cause you to say or action it will make you take.  How does it feel?  There will be a literal, physical feeling in your body.  Do you feel a knot in your stomach, an expanded feeling in your chest, a literal weighing on your shoulders, a sense of clarity or lightness in your head?  Now repeat the same thing for option B, and just observe the physical reaction your body has to thinking about that choices outcome.

You are never disconnected from your own truth.  Your body will always physically react to emotions and true thoughts, even if those emotions and true thoughts are not apparent to your conscious self.  There is always a literal resonance in what is best for you and your life path.  So believe and know, that when your head can’t make heads or tails of a situation some part of you does know what is best and you can tap into it.

 

Every Girl Deserves Flowers for No Reason

I’ve always been an idealist, a dreamer, a glass-half-full girl.  Don’t get me wrong, I can be a straight shooting realist when it comes to advice, and coaching & counseling; but for the most part I intrinsically believe all people are good, the highest and best outcome will prevail, and you can make a difference.

As a young girl, I tried creating boycotts of McDonald’s for their styrofoam containers and again for their demolition of the rain forests. My family thought I was totally nuts. I actually remember them making fun of me, but I thought even my one lone self was making some kind of drop to the cause.  

I organized my science class in 7th or 8th grade to write to Carefee gum makers to stop using two pieces of wrapping paper per stick and instead print on one white one.  This was an effort to save the trees by using less paper.  And that worked!!  They still do it today.  Who knew?!

But I don’t think that was my only successful contribution to making the world better.  I’m not looking for Oprah level recognition or power, just some way to make a difference in a semi-big way.  Leave a mark.

The other day in an effort to continue practicing what I preach, as a self-love expression, I went and bought myself flowers for no good reason.  And it dawned on me…how good does this feel?  How does it feel when someone you know gives you flowers for absolutely no reason?  How much better would it feel if you got them from a stranger for no good reason?!

And so my newest baby is born.  “Every Girl Deserves Flowers for No Reason”.  I do believe that by the simple act of people all over the world giving a single flower, a bunch from the back yard, or an inexpensive grocery store bouquet to a total stranger, for no reason, we can create a whole lot of extra joy and happiness that wasn’t there.  I do believe that creating more joy and happiness in the world is what truly has the power to change the world.

I am asking others to share in this silly, little idea by sharing the social media sites-Facebook and Twitter– with those you know.  Contact me for “Give Cards” to hand out to others that want to participate or for you to use on your own “Gives”.  Then please document any “Gives” on one of the sites including your geographical location, so that we can all see how many people we are reaching and how far around the globe this is spreading.

As the page on this site now dedicated to the Every Girl campaign says, this is a volunteer thing.  No one is making money on it, now or ever.  I will continue to pay for the printing of “Give Cards” and mailing of them, always.  If you wish to not be a “Giver” in an outward acting kind of way but want to do something to join in, that is ok.  You can spread the social media sites, donate a $1 to help cover costs, or volunteer a talent you have in some other way.  We all can make a difference and play a part.

So here’s the big idea for the day.  Launching it on June 1st, because I always love the 1st of a month.  So please…if this speaks to you in some way, let me know.  A little support and encouragement to keep moving forward is also a great way you can participate.

It’s not about trying to change the world.  It’s about creating more joy and happiness, because THAT changes the world!