What is an important gift you can give yourself?
The gift of living a stress free life you LOVE! Here are 7 ways to move toward the shift within and begin to celebrate YOU in new amazing ways in only 7 days!
Relax MORE; Stress LESS!! Stress kills!
Some of the most common ailments like digestive issues, insomnia as well as depression and hypertension can be directly attributed to being over stressed. Stress interferes with our ability to live a joyful life and robs us of our energy and vitality.
There are two types of stress: Eu-stress, which helps us get to the airport on time and to move thru our day on task and target and DIS stress…which causes lack of ease in our body/mindscape and moves us toward dis-ease.
This lack of ease is rampant today as we are working harder and harder to obtain success, yet at what price does this “success” come to us and whose level of success are we striving for?
For many years I was anxious and depressed. I bounced between the two extremes and was desperate for something, anything that would give me a sense of fulfillment.
I was working 50 hrs a week! I was trying to get promotion after promotion and to fit into the “corporate” structure. I was sinking deeper and deeper into financial and physical ruin! I was a square peg trying to stuff myself into “their” round hole. I was miserable and I didn’t even realize it!
It wasn’t until a friend of mine told me, very frankly and lovingly, that I was spiraling out of control and that what I was telling myself about myself was the main cause of my stress and strife and that if my life was going to change I had to change!
She was right. I was 35lbs overweight, depressed and living a life that was out of control!
From that realization I began to awaken to some new True Truths and here are 7 Truths l use every day some 30 years later. Thank you so much to that friend who had the courage to speak truthfully to me and helped me wake up!
I began to “language” my life differently and quickly recognized how important the language of our life is. What we say to our self, and others, matters deeply because everything is a vibration that must be matched. So if you are getting the same tired shit over and over begin again NOW! Simple? Yes! Easy? NO!
1.It ALL begins with breath! Those of you who have taken my Signature Course “Simplicity of Spirituality” know the Breath work practice is our foundation practice: To become aware we are breathing and to release tension with BREATH. This simple pracitce will help us move away from the stress response toward the relaxation response, a powerful place to dwell.
When we live in the stress response we are uncomfortable we have a lack of ease.
Exhale with a deep sigh, now take a breath and allow yourself to-RELAX by focusing on the exhalation. Make the exhalation a bit longer than the inhalation before it.
Let the quality of our breath be deep and expansive, effortless. Our Breath is our first gift from God and the most important tool to choose. Relax more and stress less. Begin to incorporate 3 mini stillness breaks each day. Each micro meditative break will last 90 seconds each. See Daily Grid relaxation reboot from this link.
2. HYDRATE! What if you are NOT sick you but thirsty? Did you know that more than 20 common complaints that send many to the doctor’s office are a result of dehydration? Hydration is key to creating buoyant health! It will unload toxins in our bodies and to begin to clean up our inner landscape.
Water is essential in all of our life functions! And our brain is bathed in water. If we want to have “better brain behavior” we must hydrate throughout our day every day! (you can catch the replay or Better Brain Behavior from my “on the air” page above)
Drink 1L of clean pure water for every 50 lbs of body weight, quickly you will re balance your body and increase your energy. You will feel less achy, have fewer headaches, digest and use your food better, and generally make better choices. Water is our second most important gift from Source.
If you are having trouble getting enough water put your daily amount in a beautiful pitcher. You can place your intentions on the pitcher with a label of Love, success or health and the water will take on those vibrations; drink that amount throughout your day. Based on the work by Dr. Imoto; water takes on our intentions! We can Supercharge our water with this simple technique and allow all the molecules to work for us.
3. Movement! Move more and feel better. Moving our body increases our breath and our body loves it. Without movement we are stagnant! If we are stagnate we are not creating a life we love and accessing today’s level of success!
Get UP! Get OUT and Move your body. Begin with moving 90 seconds every hour you are awake! That adds 20+ minutes of movement each day in addition to your regular movement routine.
Take a walk, dance, march in place, do a series of Sun Salutations, skip, hula hoop, jump rope, or do our “power moves” series I share with my clients and hold each for that 90 seconds, every hour. (we discuss these in the coaching programs)
One thing I love to do is to take the dogs around the yard! We start upstairs, run the 3 acres and back upstairs, it’s great for all of us and it takes only a few minutes each hour.
Afterward drink a full glass of water. This is a great way to increase your movement and your hydration each day. You will quickly feel even better and be enhancing your daily practice. Endorphans are released, toxins are sweat out and well-being improves.
4. Gratitude will raise your latitude! The quickest way toward happiness is the daily practice of gratitude. What does that mean? When we invite gratitude into our life we feel better, quickly. Here is how you can begin your gratitude practice.
Journal each evening 5 things you are grateful for. This tiny teaching has huge results! I began to use appreciation daily about 20 years ago and I have been counting my blessing every day since then. (based on the book “simple abundance” by Sarah Ban Breathnach).
I love to either write or describe what I am grateful for and it always shifts my perception toward becoming more content with where I am and moves me toward joyful anticipation of what other wonderful things, people and situations to be thankful for.
Try it for the next 7 days. Really focus each evening on the beautiful things that happened to you each day, sleep upon them, awaken and allow more things to appreciate to open up for you. It becomes a beautiful cycle. We always get what we expect! Expect good things and be grateful when they show up.
5. Creating the daily ritual.
Many cultures still use a daily ritual for living a life that is directly connected to something greater than themselves. Ritual is “righting the energy”. It may be something as simple as lighting a candle, praying, meditating or something as elaborate as initiations for honoring life’s mile stones.
Imagine how you would like to begin to create ritual for yourself and your family. (join me for the inner realm series where we learn the tools for creating powerful light rituals)
Are you starving for connection, real connection? This longing is a natural Soul expansion and we all experience it. Creating ritual is one way we connect to the energy and begin to feel know our higher self. We recognize our important part in the wonderful web of all life and see we aren’t disconnect at all! We matter and we now have a mission to express our True Purpose on a grander stage. Are you ready? (as a life coach this is my passion to help you begin to unveil within your Purpose thru Peace of mind and access True Prosperity!)
6. Imagination is more important than knowledge Einstein shared. One of the great MINDS shared this simple wisdom, yet we have turned our imagination practice over to technology. Today let’s bring back imagining how we want life to be, not dwell on how it actually IS, unless you are willing to get more of the same.
A simple visualization practice is: close your eyes, take a breath and see, feel it, know it. All is well, I AM healthy, happy, and grateful. What does this look like for you? What does it feel like? Hold that for 90 seconds and then run it down to the core of the earth and ground yourself in this feeling. Use that feeling as the anchor for your desires as you move through your day, each day.
Before you go to sleep at night make sure to revisit your dreams and desires and hold them as if they are already manifested. Then rest and restore for the night while holding this greater vision for yourself, and others!
7. Choose HAPPY! Did you know that there is no way to happiness and that happiness IS the way? This ancient teaching is how I began to move myself from very depressed toward very content with my life!
Happy is a mindset and a belief system that boosts our immune system and will allow us to have more resilience when life gets tough, and it will, but we have a series of steps here that will help us move thru those times with grace and gratitude and quickly restore our peace of mind and well-being.
The choice for happiness can be achieved with a couple of energy tweaks. Of course as I stated above those who live with appreciation and gratitude are more content in their life and able to move the measure of their success more easily too. By using these tools we will have more satisfaction with where we are and who we are becoming. Life isn’t static, and our dis satisfaction usually comes from getting the same results over and over.
Our happiness can and will increase by shaking it up on a regular basis and keeping our mind moving and expanding. Continuing to learn and experience new and different things!
“BE HERE NOW”
Often we get caught up in what happened in the past or are worrying what will happen in the future. The choice for happiness means be in present-time consciousness or to “be here now.” As Ram Dass teaches.
Be of service. When we offer a kindness to others our happiness meter spirals upward. Donate your time or make a monetary donation or give away something to someone in need and see how you feel.
When we offer a kindness it releases serotonin. We automatically feel better; but what is even more amazing is that the person who receives our kindness will feel better AND anyone who witnesses our random act of kindness also has the same serotonin hit. Pay it up!!
Fuel your body, your mind and your soul each day. These simple teachings are food and fuel for the whole system. You already are Divine perfection? What if loving yourself just as you are now will cause you to move more gracefully toward who you are becoming?
These 7 steps can be used every day and will create the frequency needed to create a lifestyle habit moving forward. We see and feel our self as successful in all we are choosing each moment of each day. We are “responding with ability” and taking full responsibility for exactly where we are; grateful for what we have and make the choice to create something even better!
The only way to heal is to become awake, aware and allow for something greater to manifest. By using these tools and our meditation, or spiritual practice we are practicing Kaizan also known as Constant Improvement.
This is how we heal every challenging situation encounter in life. So begin again, now, this moment, this breath and believe yourself healed, whole and blessed.
When we move from this point of view we are powerful; we are moving beyond the stress response into the relaxation response and life just gets better no matter what we are experiencing, it is not always easy; but it is simple.
Don’t wait. Make today the day you take your power back and choose again, and again.
Please Join Me for some Expert Life Coaching from the comfort of your own home! I would love to go deeper with you into these alternative thoughts and help you continue to Ascend and Access your Success, Simply! Call to book your next trio of teachings!
Thank you for your time and energy and share this with like minded people willing to ascend.
With love and light!
Your Wellness Coach and Success Mentor
Celebrating ALL of you!