Do It Again!

Do It Again! What do you want more of?

I know nearly every detail of my parents first meeting me until I was home the next day. You see, I was adopted when I was six weeks old. 

Now, you may be curious as to how I could know the details of something that happened when I was a mere six weeks old.

Well, I just always remember knowing and never really gave much thought as to how I came to know. Then one day, not too long before she died, Mom and I were talking about the events surrounding my adoption and I was telling her the story - really seeking confirmation that I had it right.

That’s when Mom reminded me that my favorite bedtime stories were those surrounding all the details of my adoption. The day Mom and Dad met me, the paperwork, character references and search leading up to this special day, every detail through them getting to take me home, and my homecoming. She shared about the long drive and Daddy being so careful and with her afraid to even breathe deeply because I was asleep in her lap.

The length of the stories would depend on how long it took for me to go to sleep. Many times, Mom said, she would think I was sound asleep because I was so quiet and peaceful so she would stop talking. Then, I would look up at her, smile and say, “Do it again Mommy.”

We humans want to keep experiencing more of the things that make us feel good, feel excited, feel happy, and feel joy. Most simply, we want to be and feel love – that which we truly already are.

So, if it’s so simple, then why don’t we all always feel and experience love?

Well, we’re human. We forget that we are love. Very much like I had forgotten the bedtime stories.

While I remember details my life experiences added a few things, confused some aspects and embellished others. So, the event happened and as it is later remembered, shared and retold, well, it changes. 

Why, because the story tellers and hearers change. We grow. 

But, we often forget that we’ve changed and grown.

As I am remembering in this very moment, my feelings are stirred, my emotions are swirling and other memories flood my mind. It is as if I am back, a child safe and secure, in my Mom’s loving arms. And, yet some of those other memories make me feel afraid and alone and longing for that love I felt as a child. All this and I haven’t moved an inch. I’m still sitting and typing this article.

This proves that our thoughts invoke our feelings and emotions which then move us to action (I just had to write this today) or perhaps even inaction, depending on how we internalize our thoughts. Some, like I am sharing here, inspire more positive responses while others can be very different, resulting in negative reactions.

It is those negative reactions that our mind often fixates. We can spend a lot of time trying to avoid or create the extreme opposite of what we don’t want to experience and feel.

This, over time, is exhausting. No wonder most people are not as happy and fulfilled as they could be and as they inherently know they can be.

The bottom line though, is that we each create our own reality. Whether positive or negative, we are responsible for creating our life. Our job is to embrace change and to learn and grow through our experiences. As we mature and become more masterful, we hopefully learn the principles of the world and how to play with them to create a life where we can BE our highest and best self.

So, what do you want to experience and feel more of in your life?

Focus on these positive things instead of what you don’t want.

What’s slowing you down, standing in your way or stopping you from experiencing more this now?

If you are ready to start living the life you deeply desire and just can’t seem release the old patterns that keep bringing more of what you don’t want, I’m here to help…Book a free Energy Scan, and do it now, by simply Clicking Here.

Abound in grace,

Karen

P.S. I write this on Mother’s Day 2017 and am awash with love and gratitude for the stories Mom shared, which wonderful memories that are with me always. Now, I simply think, “Do it again Mommy” and, even though tears well up because I no longer enjoy her physical presence, I experience and feel deep love. 

A Poem of Peace

Together we are world peace…

Where and How do you “see,” know, and experience peace?

With love and gratitude, please share and pass the peace.

 

Abound in grace,

Karen

What do you FEAR?

Fear is one of those four letter words that we ought not to say– much less think. But, we do.

What do you fear?

Here’s a brief list of some of the things I often hear that people fear:

 

  • Change
  • Rejection
  • Being alone
  • Failure
  • Success
  • Being lost in the crowd
  • Unloved
  • The unknown
  • The dark

 

Fear can cause us a whole lot of grief, missed opportunities, withdrawal, pain, feelings of lack and limitation, and a host of other things that most of us would rather not experience.

Then why do we fear?

Why do we allow fear to:

  • Paralyze
  • Cause us to settle for less than we know we desire and deserve
  • Lash out at others
  • Keep us stuck
  • Do things we do not want to do
  • Try to stay the same
  • Resist change
  • And the list goes on and on and on…

Since we seem to want to hold on to fear, I propose a new definition; a new outlook; a redirecting of our attitude of fear…

            F – Follow

            E – Enthusiastically

            A – Authentically and

            R - Reverently

When we allow the negative outcomes of our fear(s) to permeate our lives, we are doing all the things above, but on a path towards certain disappointment.

By realizing that you have the power to choose, and in fact that you are choosing - whether consciously or not - then you can make sure that you F~E~A~R things/beliefs/people/causes that lead you toward fulfillment of your deepest values, and the highest vision that you can imagine for your life.

If you find yourself living more in the traditional realm of fear and are ready to make the shift to Follow Enthusiastically Authentically and Reverently your passion and purpose, then don’t wait another moment.

Decide this very minute to put F~E~A~R to work for you.

Many times, people make such a declaration and roll along with amazing momentum until they discover that little things pile up, and they are back in a rut, in old fear patterns.

Don’t do it alone. If you would like some help…just ask.

Abound in grace,

Karen

P.S. – If you’re intuitive inner voice is saying, “Yes-I could use some help.” Then, let getting help be easy. Book your free intuitive energy scan HERE

Healing in Progress - Please Stay on Trail

I’m sitting in the Sky Harbor Phoenix, AZ airport heading home and reflecting about my first visit to Sedona. On day one, I took the Pink Jeep Broken Arrow adventure tour and was impressed by signs like the one in the photo below.

I love the positive implication!

Most of the time we see things like: Do Not Enter, Keep Off, Keep Out, Restricted, No Trespassing - Trespassers will be prosecuted, etc.

I became really curious and stopped to examine what type of healing could be in progress. I was moved to a deep sense of respect for nature, from the vegetation to the rocks, and for the human beings caring in such a powerful manner.  I wonder how different our lives would be if we approached our own progress in a similar way.

To actually be in progress, we need to LET GO of all the lies we believe and tell ourselves.

Those lie may sound something like: I’ll never get through this, I’m so broken, I’m all alone, It’s so hard for me, I can’t do ___, It’ll never work out for me, I’m too old/young/short/tall/thin/fat, well, you get the idea. So, cut ties with the lies!

Then, stay on the trail that leads to where you want to go and grow.

Here’s some practical ways to stay on your trail…

  • Shine a light on those lies and negative thoughts that do not support you.
    • Simply be present, pay attention to your thoughts, and be alert as opposed to reverting to mindless activities.
  • Acknowledge and name the pain or frustration.
    • Assign 1 to 2 words or a very brief phrase to that irritating lie instead of numbing out, ignoring or suppressing.
  • Practice Gratitude – be grateful for the opportunity to redirect your attention and focus.
  • Intentionally look for the blessing(s).
    • What have you learned?
    • How can you use your experience(s) to support you and to serve and help others?
    • How can this be a stepping stone instead of a stumbling block?
  • Ask – what’s my next right step?
  • Be still. Listen/Pray/Meditate – you’ll know the very next thing to do.
    • Note: Just the next right step…not the next 500, which can result in overwhelm and often keeps us feeling stuck - thus the cycle of lies. You are not stuck.
  • Get help and be open to support in all forms.
  • Take the next right step.
  • Enjoy your journey…each and every step along your way.
  • Repeat, often, perhaps several times a day or even an hour.

When you practice this process you will soon discover that our healing is really in our progress and to progress we have to be in action. Simply be fully present, listen to your inner guidance, be in relationship with your surroundings and take just one step at a time. That’s all any of us can do anyway.

Yes – let it be simple and light and free.

If you are feeling stuck, just know you are not alone. I too have felt that way. And, I encourage you to do what I did…reach out for help and be open to support.

Let’s talk. This action just may be your next right step. Click HERE to book your free intuitive energy scan

Remember too that this /life is a process, a journey to be enjoyed, one step at a time with thanksgiving.

 

Abound in grace, Karen