Enjoy! Embrace your life!
With love, Kelly
Enjoy! Embrace your life!
With love, Kelly
THE BENEFITS OF SLOWING DOWN AND TUNING INWARD
When you follow your heart, you trust your deeper intuitive self. You show love to yourself and to others.
The physical reaction when following your heart is like a glowing white light beaming in all directions from you but concentrated from your chest—your heart.
Time disappears and all is radiant. You feel peace and joy. Our egos usually talk us out of something because of fear of the unknown, but our hearts always lead us to what we truly desire.
When you follow your heart and receive its desires, you will feel good—really good! Therefore, trust what feels good in your heart and use this feeling as guidance; this “feeling good” is aligned with our hearts and our life purpose.
*this is an excerpt taken from the my book “Follow Your Heart to Discover Your Life Purpose – Creating Authenticity in your Relationships, Career and Health & Wellness” Want more info? Contact me below.. and I will reply!
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What is preventing you from following what is in your heart?
Do you long to draw, paint or collage? Do you wish you could change careers or pursue an exciting hobby?
Maybe you dream of lush gardens or exotic cooking or interior design!
What happens to your body when you think and imagine yourself doing what your heart wants? Doesn’t it feel good?! Likely it does!
So, what is stopping you from taking action?
You don’t need a studio to be a potter or a sculptor. You don’t need to quit your job to be a writer, photographer or a dancer. You don’t need to leave your relationship to own your own business or will be considered a terrible parent to join a passionate cause.
“Indulging ourselves in a frantic fantasy of what our life would look like if we were real artists, we fail to see the many small creative changes that we could make at this very moment… Rather than take a scary baby step toward our dreams, we rush to the edge of the cliff and then stand there, quaking, saying. “I can’t leap. I can’t. I can’t.” ~ Julia Cameron –
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“Embrace your uniqueness. Time is much too short to be living someone else’s life.” ~ Kobi Yamada Perfect moments are when you are truly present in the moment, when nothing is missing and nothing could be added to make the moment better. You feel bliss. It is selfless; you don’t need to do or be anything different. You feel slightly removed, non-attached, you just witness it.
The purposes of this following exercise is to really identify those times when you are the most happy and blissful and to be aware of how your body feels when you are happy! Try this activity:
Can you think of a perfect moment? A moment when time stopped and all was blissful? Write it down and then close your eyes again and remember the way your body felt when you were in this moment.
When you have at least 5 happy and peaceful moments – open your eyes. And look over your list. When reviewing your list, see if there is any relationship between them.
Let’s extract some more happy, feel good information from your life. Ask yourself the following questions and record your reaction in your journal.
Record any insights that you have and write down anything else that you can think of that makes you happy. Often after completing the exercise, people find that they have experienced “more happy moments than I had thought!” Delicious meals, special moments with children or animals, the thrill of overcoming a challenge –are all things that people begin to add to their happy lists.
I remember one woman at a retreat I co-facilitated sharing her joy about taking a bubbling apple crisp out of the oven and how the sweet smell spread through the kitchen as she lifted the first portion onto her plate. She oozed joy when she shared this memory! We all agreed that these simple experiences are within our reach and experienced every day.
How do you feel so far? Record these ideas or insights in your journal. Next open up your daytimer and consider how you can incorporate some of these happy items into your schedule over the next day, week, month and year.
When you begin to collect items for your happy list, try not to eliminate items because they occurred on your wedding day or the day your child was born or the day you hit your first homerun, these special events cannot be recreated. If you can, try to extract the feeling of what was happening in that special moment, remember it isn’t the event you are looking to recreate but the feeling you felt being with the people at the event. Maybe it is time to call and rekindle some friendships or simply just connect with a loved one. Or maybe picking up a favourite activity again, it can be as simple as that!
Commit to creating happy moments in your life by deliberately setting an intention and making an appointment with yourself to do it! Your daytimer may have entries for going to the gym, going to an art class, booking a girls weekend, calling your old best friend from school, planning and working in your garden or cooking your favourite recipe, or volunteering etc.
Aligning your behaviour with your ideal life happens one choice at a time, one moment at a time. Getting in touch with what feels good in the present moment helps motivate us to make healthy choices each day.
Knowing what makes us happy helps us gain clarity and choose more of these happy activities to add into our routines. So review your “Happy List” regularly and choose more activities to add to your day that are on this list!
By recognizing the positive effects of making mindful choices, we become motivated to choose happiness and to feel good! And choosing happiness and feeling good are behaviours that are aligned with our ideal life! Great work!
Do you wish your business would grow and all of your effort would finally pay off
Do you wish you could change careers but the security of your day job keeps you from pursuing your dream?
Do you wish you could move to an exciting metropolitan location and live off of your laptop but you are afraid to make the big leap?
What if getting what you want really isn’t really what you expected?
Does worrying about getting what you want prevent you from even trying?
Yes, fear can be paralyzing; and surprisingly, success really can be scary. We often impose limits onto ourselves to keep us neatly tucked into our safety zone. We create methods of experiencing life, growing and expanding but not too much that would leave us vulnerable and exposed.
We blame our failure to achieve our New Years Resolutions on will power but it is fear that often overwhelms the change process. We focus on what we are “losing” rather than what newness might enter into the space when it opens up when we let go.
“Instead of writing three pages a day on a screenplay, we prefer worrying about how we will have to move to Hollywood if the script gets bought.” ~ Julia Cameron from The Artist’s Way
In other words, we stop before we start. Our dreams are our unique, special gifts meant to share with others, let’s continue to believe in them and learn more ways to express what is in our hearts.
Imagine approaching each day with the perspective of expectance of possibility and success. How different would your life be if your went out into the world each day expecting that your dreams will be supported and fulfilled and that each moment has the potential to lead you closer to your heart’s truest desires?
However, few live with this sense of wonderment and faith because we often complain to ourselves (and usually everyone around you) that we have to do this or do that and can’t do what we really want etc. But I ask you – how much time do you waste wishing your life was different? The sad news transforms and becomes even empowering once it is accepted that – Wishing for change is wasting time!
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” ~ Albert Einstein
(I am guessing) You aren’t insane so try something different – Create a vision – clarify, declare and plan to get what you want! Stop wishing and start planning and nurturing your dreams.
Enjoy the process!
With love, Kelly