Quit doing the same thing you have always done and expect a different result. Life is a container for our lessons. We are here, learning. To learn requires trying, making mistakes, failing and learning from all of it. So when something isn’t working and you keep doing it the same way, you need to ask yourself, what it is that you need to learn from this experience? Even if you do not know right away, the answers will eventually come. When we apply what we learn, this then shifts our experiences. Even the most difficult situations can become less challenging when we apply what we have learned to them. We do not have to spend a lifetime before we can apply the lessons of life. Each day gives us so many opportunities to learn and to grow. This is how we blossom into our best selves.
Spirit Coach® Quick Tip:
When you become frustrated by something challenging, ask yourself, what it is that I need to learn from this experience?
Journal your results to the above practice. Pay attention to what you are learning so you can apply it in the current situation and in the future.
When you notice a situation is repeating itself, apply the above practice. I find that when I am willing to apply what I learned after awhile I’m done with that particular lesson and on to the next one.
Did you ever lose your keys and search everywhere only to find you had them all along. This is very much like the endless search we have for ourselves. We can continue to look outside of ourselves and never really find what we are looking for because what we are looking for is within. This may sound cliché but it is true. Everything you need is within you. It is really a process of removing the layers of the false self so the authentic self can emerge. It is innate in you. Whatever you are seeking can be found within. Take the time to be with your Self and notice the truth of your being emerge. There is so much value in this practice. Be. Know. Experience your Self.
3 Simple Steps to Know Thyself
Take the time to sink into yourself and reflect on the joy that is your true nature. Most of us believe joy is something that comes from the external, from a situation that we desire or like. This, then, gives way to feelings of happiness. But this is fleeting because if we base our joy on the external, we will experience the other side, i.e., when we do not get what we desire, we feel sadness. True joy is only found within yourself; it is not based on anything outside of you. When you are connected to your higher Self, you can feel joy as it is your very nature. Allow yourself to be in silent stillness and joy begins to float to the surface eventually emanating from the personality. It does not come and go, but is a constant presence within you.
When we live on purpose and act from our heart, we feel good about who we are. There is a sense of accomplishment that is beyond what most people consider accomplishment. It is different because it has depth. It goes right down to our heart and spirit; it is an extension of this great place within us that makes us extraordinary. Everyone is capable of accessing this place, though very few do. Celebrate every small success today; use it as momentum to propel you forward toward your dreams. Do not fall into the programs of returning your focus to the superficial. Stay in your heart for this is true courage. This is the path of a true Visionary.
Three Questions That Will Help You Feel Good About Who You Are Being
1. How was I courageous today?
2. What did I learn about myself & who I am?
3. How do I integrate this more into my daily life?
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ? E.E. Cummings
You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. So often in life we believe if we change others, we will change a situation that isn’t working for us, whether it is a co-worker or a spouse. The truth is we can’t change anyone but we can lead them to water. What does this mean? It means we must be the leader by doing the things we know to do and being the person we need to be. We must drink the water so to speak. By modeling this behavior those around us just may get thirsty and follow or lead. We can never change another but when we change, when we make a commitment to being the best we can be, we inspire others around us to do the same. The result is always a positive one, no matter what the “horse” decides. Let yourself drink and be nourished, know that it will ultimately serve you and others.
Sometimes we can’t move forward in our lives because we are pulling everyone else along. It seems like we just can’t get any momentum but the truth is we haven’t learned to say “no” so we can make room for the real yeses in our lives. We are so busy trying to please, appease and accommodate others that we do not know how to take the next steps that we need to on our path. If you don’t secure your own oxygen mask before assisting others, you will at some point run out of oxygen. Take the time to reflect on yourself and your needs, spend some time, even a little, focused on you. You will see how this in the long run benefits all those you come into contact with. By walking your path, you encourage others to do the same.
In this one-minute meditation video, you will be transported to the Casa in Brazil where John of God performs miracle healings everyday. You can connect to this healing energy as you watch this short video. Jenai Lane guides you through a simple morning meditation. Take a minute out of your day to open to the possibility of miracles occurring in your life.
It’s time to clear out the clutter of the mind. We take the time to clean our closet or organize the garage. The results of which are a feeling of spaciousness, organization and joy. Yet, we do not take the time to clean out the mind. It is filled with not only useless data but also thoughts that are hurtful and ultimately, limit our choices. Letting go of all the “stuff” in the mind has a freeing effect. It also creates majesty where it is meant to be. Meaning the peace that comes from a clear mind is what is needed to be the king of your own kingdom. Most of us are slaves to our minds ruled forever in ways that do not serve us. Take off the chains by releasing your thoughts, and be free.
Here is a tool to clear your mind in one minute or less:
1. Imagine a small golden ball of healing light, about the size of a quarter, in the center of your head. You can visualize this or just simply feel the healing light in your head expanding.
2. Let the golden light slowly grow until it fills your entire skull, with the intention of pushing out all of your thoughts.
3. Imagine the light glowing brightly and expanding slightly beyond your physical head, keeping your focus on the golden light for one minute or more.
You can use this tool anywhere. It takes one minute or less and can help you begin the process of exiting your mind. The next time you are aware you are no longer the master of your own mind, take a moment to use this tool.
Repeat this process as needed. You will be amazed at the peace that comes from a still mind, not to mention other profound benefits.
What you push away will push back. If you really want to let go of something that doesn’t serve you, you have to become neutral to it. When you do not have resentment, anger, dismay towards whatever it is you wish were not the case, you no longer create the energy that creates whatever it is you don’t want to experience. Life is much like a magnet; it will attract to you what you don’t want and what you do want, equally. Put your focus into what you do want and take your focus off of what you don’t want. The results are more of what you want. Mother Teresa demonstrated this when she said, “If you invite me to a war protest I won’t come but invite me to a peace rally and I’ll be there.”
Sometimes we are so busy climbing the ladder of success that we don’t even realize how high we have climbed. We are overly focused on where we are going that we miss the view entirely. This is ironic given the reason we began climbing the ladder of success in the first place was to enjoy the view. We have become so busy climbing that our focus is out ahead of us on the next wrung of the ladder rather than being where we are. After all, success means nothing, if we do not enjoy it. Take the time to celebrate all your successes and be present in the now with them. This will not only give you what you are seeking but it will create the energy present to experience even more successes in your life.
A Quick Tip for Celebrating Your Success Today
Create a list of small successes you noticed during your day. For example: How did you serve others? What did you accomplish? Who were you being? These are all great questions that will inspire you to notice how successful you already are. Remember, what you focus on, expands.