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March 2017 Trust Faith Believe

March 2, 2017

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Perhaps you have recently made (or would like to make) a major change  or have found yourself in a transition. This change or transition may be in your job/career, going back to school, change of status in a relationship or moving to a new city. Maybe you are feeling very concerned about the unknown of what will follow and how you will get through the transition. Once you have made a decision or find yourself in a transition, it is important to then trust, faith and believe that the right solutions, right people and resources will be there when they are needed.

Here are some tips to help allow trust, faith and believe to be your support, guide and courage when you’ve made a  choice  or find yourself in a transition. Trust, faith and believe that the right sources, right people and right timing will unfold. See and feel the bigger picture.

  • You can expect little doubts to creep in. That’s okay. We can become aware of them and confront them and even use these doubts, worries and fears to act as guidance and clarity. When we are feeling a lower emotion, such as doubt or anxiety, we can use these feelings as guidance to what is not working and how we can fine-tune things. At the end of each day, take a quick inventory of everything in your day that has actually gone right. What has flowed smoothly? What went well? What small task did you accomplish that allowed you to feel organized, responsible or empowered? Allowing yourself to feel really good about these things can help put the focus on what is going right and build more trust and faith.
  • It is not always easy, but try to let go of being judgmental or overly opinionated about everything. The more non-judgment we practice the more we tend to be more open to new possibilities or at least more open to consider different perspectives or new options.
  • Take little inspirational action steps whenever you feel a twinge of anxiety, doubt or fear. It is action that helps to overcome and squash out fear or that feeling of being “stuck in your tracks”. Sometimes just walking through the challenges we face, to get to the other side, can empower us with strength. Embracing the chaos and confusion with focused energy, can offer calmness and a deep feeling of peace in not knowing all the answers, but trusting the right answers will be there at the right time. Even the smallest step or action that will move you more toward your desire, dream or goal can offer encouragement, rather than stay frozen in fear, anxiety or doubt. View any obstacles on your path as personal growth opportunities and keep moving forward even when you don’t know the outcome, this can allow your faith to grow.
  • Think back to a time when you did something really brave or courageous. What challenges or obstacles did you have to contend with but still achieved what you had set out to do? Remind yourself that you can get through challenging times by calling on your resilience to stay persistent with your goals. When something comes up that is not appearing to be going the way you wanted it to, instead of reacting immediately, take a moment to look at all your options. Often, some of the most amazing possibilities and the best option will become obvious.
  • Know that it is okay to make some tweaks as you go along. So, you have made a choice. Something goes wrong or not the way you had planned. Recognize that everything will not be perfect. It is not necessary to hold a firm grip on any outcome you have, just focus on trust and keep believing along the way and allow faith to guide you on your journey. Integrating mindfulness  and reflection into our day can be wonderful, supportive tools  to keep us on track while we make the right tweaks or slight changes in our plan.Trust the process, everything happens at just the right time.
  • Think about who in your life supports and empowers you? Consider having a mentor or coach to inspire you during a transitional time and help guide you in overcoming any obstacles along the way.
  • Rely on your strong  why. Having a strong reason, a “true purpose” as to why you want this change is what can help keep you on track and help you in continuing to pursue and keep believing, keep trusting that the right outcome will happen.
  • Lastly, sometimes just focusing on how you want to feel, instead of focusing on all the details, is what works best. Focus on how you want to feel when you’ve reached your goal. Recall a time when you achieved something very important to you or received exactly what you wanted. How did you feel when that happened? Feel that same feeling now and as much as possible.

Big dreams, goals and change need nurturing, start with small steps and keep believing! Faith enhances trust and counters out fear. Keep believing in your goals.

Trust, Faith, Believe!

~Nancy

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December 2016 Alignment

December 2, 2016

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“Intuition is the language of the heart; the alignment of your personal truth. Always listen to the voice of your heart, this is your True Authentic Self” ~ Nancy

Ever notice how much more fulfilling life can be when you surround yourself with people who value love, truth and integrity? To recognizing when you are in alignment with your values and experiencing an authentic life, is to know when you are and when you are not living your life with integrity.

The meaning of integrity is personal and individual to each of us. Knowing what your definition is can be very helpful when you need guidance with major decisions and choices in life. Perhaps your definition of integrity might be to do what you promised or have said you would do. Ideally, when your actions match your words – When your life and actions align with your beliefs, words and behavior – this is when you will know you are living an authentic life with integrity. See people for who they really are, especially yourself.

You can be fully aware when you are in alignment with your authentic life and living with integrity, by noticing certain positive physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual sensations within yourself. Think back to a time when you had to make a major decision and you just knew you were making the right choice because you felt in alignment with living your authentic life. How did you feel physically? Emotionally? Intellectually? Spiritually? Here is an an example:

  • Physically: You seem to have a spring in your step. You smile easily. Often, you experience an inner knowing and there is no tightness, but a lighter feeling.
  • Emotionally: You feel uplifted, energized, peaceful, joyful, fulfilled and “in the flow”.
  • Intellectually: Things seem to make more sense, thoughts connect you to the right resources at the right time and you experience an inner joy.
  • Spiritually: A feeling of calmness, a heightened awareness. Being able to create effortlessly for a long time; creativity seems to flow through you from a higher source.

Alternatively, the opposite sensations, such as more negative sensations, can occur when you are not in alignment with living your life with integrity to your authentic values. You might notice the “red flag” inside of you that seems to act as a warning message when you may be out of alignment of your core values and the situation would not be for your highest good. The next time you are experiencing misalignment and a stressful internal conflict, take a minute to get in tune with yourself. Ask yourself what you are feeling, thinking, sensing on the following levels:

  • Physically: Is there a sense of tightness in stomach, shoulders or somewhere within the body that you are very aware of ? Perhaps you feel you might be sighing more often or not breathing as deeply.
  • Emotionally: You may be feeling frustrated, stressed, confused, disappointed and overwhelmed.
  • Intellectually: Lack of clarity, your thought process takes more energy, it is hard to focus, you are feeling bored.
  • Spiritually: Feels as if a big rock is in all of your chakras and a lack of flow, disconnected to Source. Feeling “stuck”.

Being aware of and knowing what the sensations are when you are in alignment or experiencing misalignment, is the key to the guidance that we seek when making decisions, choices and setting the right intentions. When we live a life based on our true core values and integrity, our hearts are more open and we can trust our intuition.

Something inspiring seems to happen when listening to the spirit and love within. Your heart has a way of guiding you in choosing what is right for you. When all your energies and focus are going in the same direction, life seems to flow a little better and amazing things can happen! Trust your intuition to show you the correct path, the right answers. When “yes” seems to equal your core values, this is always 100% and in alignment with living your authentic life with integrity.

Nothing is truly meaningful unless doing it authentically and with integrity. It is like living your life unconscious. Being conscious of who you are and your authentic preferences equals a better chance of living a fulfilling life based on your true core values and integrity.

This month and beyond, focus on living your life with integrity according to your authentic true core values and be in alignment so your actions match your intentions ~ Nancy

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January 2016 Acceptance

January 5, 2016

 

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January is here. A New Year for new beginnings, fresh perspectives and ideas. And how about those resolutions? What if this year, instead of resolutions, choosing intentions? The word “resolution” is defined as “a firm decision to do or not do something, to be absolutely resolute.” How about instead, fully accepting ourselves, keep our focus on what we want to create in our life and not on what we don’t want to create? Try setting intentions for the New Year instead of resolutions. Setting intentions may help inspire you to naturally flow toward choices that are in alignment with your personal goals and achieve the progress and results you want. Change just doesn’t happen by judging or criticizing. Positive change happens by accepting those things we cannot change and growing each day to change those things we can. This does not mean a situation cannot improve, it means we are okay and just as lovable where we are and we are at the perfect starting place for making improvements. Practicing self-care is important in making lasting, transformational shifts and improvements in our lives.

Accept what is, let go of what was and have faith in what will be. Wishing you Acceptance, Love and Positive Progress with your intentions for 2016!

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Turn Frustration into Faith

September 10, 2011

On days when life gets rough, use these tips to overcome frustration and move back on track.

It is easy to get frustrated when you have a day filled with things that are not going right. Yesterday, my air condition stopped working in my car. Today, my laptop decided to take a rest or have a sick day and now refuses to boot up. A document I wrote didn’t get saved, and I had to retype it. Perhaps for you, you find yourself getting frustrated when you are stuck on the 405 Freeway or you can’t get your newborn baby to stop crying.

I decided to take a break from the chaos and spend some time in nature. I took a walk on The Esplanade. Smelling the ocean, feeling the sun on my skin and moving my body seemed to have a fast effect, shifting my perspective—or maybe in this case, my attitude—to a more positive place. I realized I had a choice: I could continue my day feeling overwhelmed with frustrations, or I could allow the frustrations to strengthen my faith that all would be well.

I’m not saying this was easy, but it certainly felt more empowering. Frustration happens when we feel we need something, and we can’t seem to find a way to fulfill that need. We want things to go smoothly; when things don’t, we become discouraged and frustrated.

Here are some tips to help turn your frustrations into faith and empower you during life’s challenges:

  • Try using fresh optimism, which can help revitalize your energy. This is the type of fantastic energy that gets you motivated, makes you focus forward and reminds you about the limitless potential and possibilities that lie within you. You can gain fresh optimism on your own or by talking to a variety of positive people in your life—be it a mentor, sibling or friend.
  • Recognize if your frustration is coming from a place of fear. Realize you always have a choice. You are empowered to accept, reject or redirect whatever comes your way.
  • You can feel calmer and more peaceful when you recognize that you are feeling frustrated because something isn’t moving as fast as you would like. Know that everything happens for a reason and in the right time.
  • When you find yourself in a situation or with a challenge that just seems too big for you to climb, know that you have support. Reach out to positive people in your life and share your concern. How many times have you been there for someone who felt they were not going to be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but your encouragement helped your friend to go above and beyond?
  • Take a break. Take time out. I did. Take a walk. Get out in nature. Be by yourself. This will help clear your head and put things into perspective. Shake off the frustrations by going for a run, walk or any other type of physical movement.
  • A coffee break with a friend can help, too. Talk it out and hear a fresh perspective. This can shed some light on a new approach for you to try or help you view things from a different perspective.
  • Write down your frustrations in your journal. (You knew this one was coming; I’ve suggested it before.) Writing out your disappointments, challenges and frustrations allows you to express your true feelings and emotions in a healthy way. Writing about the circumstances you are dealing with also allows you to look outside yourself and gain a fresh view and possibly create a new solution.
  • Whatever the frustration you are dealing with, give up the victim mentality. It is easy to want to throw in the towel and quit. Don’t. Frustration often occurs because things seem too difficult for us to handle. Perhaps it is because we feel we don’t have the skills, knowledge, or techniques necessary to have what we want. This can be the perfect opportunity to view what frustration can provide: new opportunities to grow and to gain self-empowerment. Remember that life happens to everyone; others have gone through similar situations; and somehow you will get through this, too.
  • Tap into your creative side. Tinker or dabble with some of your projects such as painting, home improvement projects, gardening, cleaning or listening to music. Focusing on something creative will help you feel better almost instantly and will allow you to reconnect with your core self.
  • Change your mindset. Believe that you can handle all your frustrations with empowerment and in a positive way. Imagine yourself achieving your desired outcome. Picture yourself handling the situation with calm and ease. You might not know all the steps of exactly how you will solve the situation, but don’t let that stop you. You can still take the time to visualize and feel yourself being successful.

A positive mindset will inspire you to keep moving forward with empowerment and faith. You can keep moving forward with empowerment in my book Uber Empowerment.

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