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You just never know - why assumption is never a good idea.

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

There are lessons learned through the act of assumption and judging others based on appearance: race, skin color, age, body type, sexual orientation, language or disability.  No one knows the state of someone’s being - the sadness or isolation a person may feel when they seemingly have it all together, or on the flip side - are being viewed less than palatable or on the “outskirts” of societal “norm”.

Assumption, presumption and prejudice lives within and around us and is worth exploring, but only if we’re being brutally honest with ourselves. Our deepest innate feelings have residual, lasting effects and may be worth releasing so healing on a monumental, spiritual level may begin.

Hate and fear co-exist, they lend each other oxygen; one cannot live without the other.  As a society, it’s up to us to dispel how we manage our innate beliefs and how we can become change makers in our time, creating positive, permanent movement.  Let’s begin within ourselves…by exploring our own self-worth and self-value.

Presumption allows us to formulate inaccurate profiles and stories. We hang our hats on these beliefs and pass them down generationally - they become viscerally a part of us, a part of our DNA.

As parents, it’s our responsibility to teach our children to value themselves by first modeling our own self-love and boldly but respectfully, teaching them to find and use their own voices. To stand for them, by allowing the grace and security of knowing we have their backs, while enabling them to bloom on their own, exist self-sustainably, anchoring them throughout their lives.

Let’s level the playing field, by creating more love for ourselves so that we may bridge love to others and manifest the world we truly dream of. 

The power of prayer + meditation ::

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Accessing what’s available to you 24/7.

At what frequency do we rely on the power of prayer and meditation? Do we have to suffer through tragedy or circumstance that brings us to our knees to better understand the connection readily available to us? 

Often times, we shoulder everyone else’s stuff and make it our own. So much so, we let down the emotional armor needed to protect ourselves. Discourse impedes our body's delicate physical and emotional balance keeping us from living more harmoniously. 

We have direct access to the Divine, Spirit, Source; if prayer is talking to God, then meditation is listening to God.

How connected are you?

If we adopt prayer and meditation as our daily practice, then peace and fulfillment become as second nature as breathing.  Imagine what we’d gain with access to it.  Inspiration would flood in, joy would be limitless. Life would be a much more peaceful and fulfilled existence, with so much more to offer ourselves and others.

Ask yourself in reflection:

* What can I let go of that is obstructing me from clarity and peace?

* Where can I go to recharge, be in communion with stillness and receive divine wisdom?

* Who do I surround myself with, that enables me to be my most centered?

By adopting small but measurable changes, you’ll reinforce that which has always been available to you. Below here are two resources that are powerful and can send you on your path.

Take the FREE 21 day meditation challenge hosted by Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey begining August 5th

 

Conversations with God by Neil Donald Walsch.

 

Your happiness is worth the risk.

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Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.        ~ Steve Jobs.

Our life’s evolution is comprised of three acts: 

Act one: What we’re told 

Act two: What we believe and what we need to let go of.

Act Three: What we know. 

A short Q + A:

Are you excited for life’s possibilities? 

Are you successfully pursuing your life’s goals and passions - do you know what they are?

Are you hopeful about the present and for your future?   

Do you find you lack a consistent spiritual practice?

Do you struggle with low self-image and self-worth?

Is your life full of healthy relationships?

Have you tried traditional or alternative counseling or therapy, only to find you have little improvement in your life?

Do you take healthy risk independently of others?

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A renunciation of old ideas could be in order. Follow your inclinations, take a step forward.

Live life in that space that occupies you on a soul-full level, that allows spirit the traction needed to fly free from limiting beliefs and personal exile. Live within the potential for possibility.

Get lost (in a good way). Step off the grid of the known. Take the road less traveled and shed the familiar….recalibrate with me.

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Get to knowing for good!

Soul Flow: more info. coming soon.

Kindness Rules.

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“Kindness isn’t just a convenience thing. It’s an all-time everyday thing.” ~ A friend.

For some of us, the act of kindness is inherently part of our fabric and fiber, woven throughout our DNA and translated through qualities of authentic compassion and empathy. 

Is it possible for authentic kindness to be a learned behavior? 

True kindness, is offered without expectation or assignment, it doesn’t look for public kudos or recognition. It’s authentically for real; it simply presents itself and shows up at the most unexpected times and places.

Put others first.  

The healthiest of relationships stand the test of time by anticipating the needs of others. In Buddhist philosophy the act of kindness is a circle; what you put out in the form of love and kindness finds its way back to you without pretense, preference or expectation.

Kindness can be validating. It shows somebody somewhere actually cares about our physical and emotional health and well-being. It translates as - you are loved and valued. 

Kindness resonates and resides in acts of loving compassion. To be its recipient, you must believe you are wholly deserving of being the beneficiary of its blessing. 

Thoughtfulness without the goal of personal gain or manipulation is a form of kindness, because its purity emanates straight from the heart. 

Kindness and love dance in close quarters in a tender embrace. It’s why we’re here; we are brought here through love.

When kindness exudes, ego must go on holiday – forever. It’s not about I, Me or Mine - It’s Us, We and Ours. When the ego is unharnessed and the ultimate driver, it’s absolutely impossible to give with clear intention.

Always remember that kindness is the exaltation of love + service.

This week we’re featuring The Seventh Chakra. Visit the Soul Life Collective page here

 

Trust + Discernment.

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“To be somebody you must last”. ~ Ruth Gordon

Those of us {especially of the female persuasion}, who are champions, emotional fire fighters and strategic life managers, who attempt to single handedly get-it-done and “hang in there” by fixing everything and everyone - I would like to introduce a new word to your repertoire: 

                           Discernment. 

Discernment is a gift that allows for personal liberation and freedom. It’s a means to let ourselves off the hook, when at times we need to take a healthy step back into wait and see mode.

Discernment is not only about what best serves those who we are in service to, it offers us the requirement of creating healthy boundaries for ourselves as service providers. For times we are not prepared to let things fall where they may, are doing too much, in the thick of things or are unwilling to see the forest for the trees, it allows scenarios to organically marinate and crystallize, as-it-should.                 

What it’s not: Walking away or shirking responsibility.             

What it is: A “hall pass” to liberation and healthy balance; a metaphoric “permission slip” that allows for evolutionary discovery. 

 Discernment offers us opportunity to meet our needs and inclinations.

Discernment is the dance of necessity meets spiritual agility and faith; taking a step back without controlling outcome. It is there that we learn how to last.

This week we’re featuring The Sixth Chakra. Visit the Soul Life Collective page here

False beliefs: 7 things to know about love.

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“Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

You have a broken heart. Life feels like a sad Carpenter’s song and quite frankly, you don’t know if you’ll ever be able to come up for air.

At these times we settle into beliefs and perspectives that are untruths (of sorts) pertaining to the “L” word. The operative word here is settling

False believe #1: Love is blind. Nope… it’s really not. We make choices that are simply based on past frame of reference or ideas that we were spoon fed. Reality is always staring back at us, if we really wish to see the truth. Learn to make decisions regarding matters of the heart from your gut and heart center (see 2nd and 4th chakras). It’s your life after all.

False belief #2: The grass is always greener on the other side. Sorry love, that’s a negatory on that one.  At one time or another, everyone has experienced loss, sadness, loneliness or all of the above. Somewhere as you read this, someone is suffering from a broken heart and may be far worse off than you. Step outside of yourself and send out universal light and love for healing. Take a staycation from your own worry and head space.

False belief #3: Your knight/princess in shining armor will show up and rescue you.  Um, actually… not gonna happen. Take Pretty Woman for example, perhaps one of the most moronic 90’s characters Julia Roberts ever played (of course I’ve seen the movie about 50+ times). If you’re waiting for someone to ride in on a horse, please don’t. I promise you there is a 99.999% chance he/she will not cruise up on a horse or in a Ferrari and whisk you away to the Ritz where you’ll live happily ever after.

False belief #4: He or She will complete you.  As much as I wish it was true…. hate to break it to you, no way in hell!  As convincing as Jerry McGuire aka (Tom Cruz) was, it’s up to you and you only to be your most complete package. You are not a diamond awaiting appraisal, know your own net worth. Think circle, as in wholeness + substance.

False belief #5: Money buys love, happiness + security. Check it: Do you know how many miserable and insecure so called “rich people” inhabit this earth? 

False belief #6: If only I met “Big Daddy Warbucks”, all my financial woes would disappear. This may be true in terms of finances, but consider this; you may be trading fiscal security for a whole other list of concessions that you never banked on.  Simple solution: Make your own damn $$$!

On karma as it relates to love:

False belief #7: Karma is universal payback. Karma is not about good and evil or universal retribution per se. There’s fundamental logic in that your thoughts and actions can direct the trajectory of your life course. As you move through life and love, stay mindful to the absence of ego and balance heart + soul. Keep kindness and goodness flowing through thought and action and everything will be solid.

There’s no such thing as being “lucky in love”. It takes a lot of focused intention and the desire to see it through. Believe that you are unequivocally lovable.

This week we’re featuring The Fifth Chakra. Visit the Soul Life Collective page here.

It’s your time to make magic: Just imagine.

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“THE ONLY PERSON YOU ARE DESTINED TO BECOME IS THE PERSON YOU DECIDE TO BE” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are in an evolutionary time of infinite mastery and creative consciousness. There’s never been a better time to access and harness your dreams, daydreams and fantasies; the idea is to solidify and root them with courage and pure intention.

Intention: the pathway to purpose, allowing your subconscious to guide your consciousness. 

A simple formula: Intuition = Knowing. 

With that knowing, there’s a risk of investing in that which people will see from your heart; know that absent expectation of self will create miracles and the heavens will give you the nod.

When it’s in the stars, you have unobstructed access; all that’s needed is the will to do the divine work. 

You are layer upon layer of beaming golden stars; the ultimate creator of our collective evolution.

This week, learn about the 4th Chakra, aka "The Heart Chakra" by visiting The Soul Life Collective page here.

To Stand Tall.

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Ku Kanaka: In Hawaiian the meaning is "to stand tall"it's considered a masculine phrase.

Masculine or feminine aside, it is our duty to pay tribute to self; to co-sponsor and settle into that shape-shifting energy of standing tall. 

That display of bravery, boldness and courage is about holding ourselves in the highest esteem; knowing that profound sense of individuation and what it means to ultimately elevate ourselves and those around us. 

Like a beam of exponential, heart-centered healing energy holding the key to our vibrancy and ascending us to the highest plane. 

To stand firmly with pride and through our fullest expression, is to experience Ku Kanaka.

Read below: The third chakra.

Learn more about our chakra system.                                                  

This week’s feature on the Soul Life Collective page: The Third Chakra of Self-Worth.

Soul Life Collective :: Our energy system.

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This is for you: It's about you “being” your most whole...

This week I am continuing our conversation on our energy system, or chakra system.  We’ve already explored our first chakra or root chakra, the foundation for our entire energy field.  In an effort to help you better understand how to delicately balance and manage your life with great ease, please visit my Soul Life Collective + Sacred Offerings page, along with my Coaching page. There, you’ll learn more about the healing and transformative services that I offer.  My wish is that I inspire you to create expansion and life-long manifestation.

Here we go…..

Second Chakra

Color: Bright orange. 

Location: The pelvic region, two inches below the belly button. 

Governs: Reproductive organs, kidneys and adrenal glands. 

Represents: Creativity. Passion, desire, self-expression for life: Through business, work, home, intimate relationships and joy. It’s all about the creation of living an abundant life that inspires and allows you to radiate happiness. 

Function:  To draw up creative energy, passion, desire and joy in support of our energetic system. 

If Imbalanced: Feelings of being creatively stifled, stagnant or numb: An overall lack of happiness and inspiration in life.    

Antidote: Allow for fun, freedom, creative expression and joy. Take art based classes that foster your creative spirit such as writing, dance and music. Reinforce and nurture intimate relationships that you are passionate about.  Live from a place of abundance and self expression in all that you do.

Mantra: Recite + Repeat - (right hand on your low abdomen, left hand on your heart). I am inspired, passionate and full of joy; my relationships, work and life honor and reflect my creative spirit.

one simple act: love.

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“Love is the frequency of heaven.” ~ Kahuna Harry Uhane Jim.

aloha: The literal meaning is presence of breath or breath of life.      

More than a greeting, farewell or salutation - it’s about living in harmony through body, mind and soul.

It’s the meeting of mind and heart, honoring the presence of life force. The spirit of aloha permeates all life forms and correlates to all areas of our daily existence. 

According to ancient teachings by kahunas (or priests), it’s a way of holding life with deep reverence.  The act of living aloha is about caring for ourselves first then radiating that light to others. It is indeed the light we come from that requires our engagement.

Consider aloha as a verb.  You do not have to be Hawaiian to express what it is we were simply born to do; to live in service to self as well as mankind.

be a conduit of aloha: live heaven on earth.

 

Next week: Discover the second sacred chakra!

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