Unlocking Your Superpowers

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Did you know this year a total of eight Marvel and DC Superhero movies will be released? We seem to have a fascination with ordinary human beings who somehow acquire super human abilities and go on to save the world. While these stories are certainly fictional don’t you secretly desire to have a superpower of your own?

We all want to transcend the ordinary and feel alive. We want to feel valued and respected. We want to attract safety and a sense of belonging. We want love. And we want to be rewarded financially. We imagine that once these needs are met we would then have freedom.

So most of us spend our whole lives searching for the superpower that will provide us with the freedom we desire. We see other people who are doing well and we want to be like them. So we spend thousands of dollars in schools, seminars, and workshops to learn skills we believe will save us only to be disappointed later.

Why does it seem so hard to find your superpower?

I believe it’s because superpowers are actually hard to describe and articulate. You see it’s not just a matter of being good at a task like selling printers or teaching tennis. Below the surface you have an innate way of BEING that allows you to do those tasks with ease and success. The sales person might be able to make people feel comfortable and the tennis teacher might have an excellent understanding of the human body and be able to see how the student can move more efficiently. These are superpowers and they are translatable into a wide variety of situations.

You have superpowers. You were born with them and you will keep discovering ways to use them your entire life.

You may not be aware of your own superpowers because you were taught to value the skills you acquired through hard work, sweat and tears. The truth is that your superpowers are found in the activities you do with ease and joy.

I’ll share my own superpowers with you. I am very good at painting. The reason for this is that I have the ability to mix colors and create compositions that are pleasing. What I’m really doing is feeling the relationship between colors (or ideas) and sensing possible combinations and outcomes. I am a relator. I use this superpower in painting, coaching and being a mom.

Another superpower of mine is the ability to bring out self expression in others. On the surface this looks like being a good listener, but underneath I am a maximizer. That means I have a sense for greatness. I see what makes other people special and I understand how to motivate and bring it out in others.

You can tap into your own superpowers. The following exercise will help you.

Unlock Your Superpowers Exercise

1. Make three separate lists of the following a) things you know you are good at b) things you love to do and c) things your friends and family say you’re good at.

2. For each item on every list ask yourself what makes you so good at that activity. What do you understand about it that other people don’t?

3. Compare your lists to find the common themes throughout.

Sometimes it takes a while to fully grasp how awesome you are. Take whatever you learn from this exercise and go play. Allow your inspiration to guide you as to how you might use your talents by just getting out there and trying something new.

Super Heroes Unite! Share your superpowers below. Maybe someone who reads this will need your talents.

xo

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 4

Creating a Vision for the Future

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When I was little I wanted to be an architect because I loved to imagine and draw my future home. I knew it would be a brick home and I knew where all the windows would be placed. I even designed the landscaping and picked out the perfect plants to compliment the whole aesthetic.

As a kid this seemed like a perfectly natural thing to do, not a luxury, not a waste of time, but a necessary and exciting investment in my future. Many of my dreams eventually came true, though they appeared in slightly different ways. I became an abstract geometric artist rather than an architect. I bought a one story brick home rather than a two story and I was very involved in the landscaping of my home.

The vision I created all those years earlier became my blueprint, my guide for recognizing opportunities and making decisions. Looking forward to the next phase in my life I have a new vision to act as my guide, which I will share below.

Creating a Vision: My Perfect Day

I awake from the comfiest bed ever to sunlight streaming in my window and a cool breeze touching my skin. Still wrapped in my sheets I greet the day by feeling grateful for all the wonderful people, activities, and opportunities in my life.

My morning routine includes a green juice or lemon water, then walking the dog, making lunches and driving my son to school (until he has his own car, which he envisions in three years time!) I get in a quick and easy nature walk, then home for a cleansing shower followed by breakfast of eggs and toast.

In preparation for my work of the day I meditate or listen to my brain entrainment videos which raise my levels of energy, attraction and efficiency. It is now 10 am. I may have a client session or team member meeting scheduled or I may look to my Kanban board and pick an option to begin working on. My team is so amazing, helping me build my lifestyle brand, fulfilling my mission of helping people feel happy and find their place in this world. Every day I get to explore, create and serve my Soul Rebels.

Three hours later and lunch is served at my favorite outdoor cafe. I am so blessed to be joined by the love of my life and sometimes a good friend to eat, laugh, and discuss our latest spiritual synchronicities or whatever crazy ideas have recently popped into our heads.

With a happy heart and a full tummy I switch gears for a couple of hours and get into something creative. I might do some writing for my next book or go out to my studio,turn on some music and paint. Sometimes I do this in the evenings instead, because I like to be in the flow of my life and follow the inspiration as it comes to me.

Evenings mean quiet and comfort with my family. I might cook something yummy or I’ll let my boys do the cooking or maybe we’ll go out. Afterward a glass of wine, some classic jazz tunes (or maybe flamenco). If the timing is just right and we’re close enough to the ocean, then an evening stroll on the beach is a must. Or perhaps just a walk through the neighborhood.

Finally we love to have an hour of together time in the evenings so we might spend time talking, playing a game, reading, watching a movie or whatever our schedule and desires call us to do.

Do you have a clear vision for your future?

Many of my clients come to me only knowing that they want to make enough money to be comfortable and that they want to be happy but no specific vision of how that will manifest.

If you want to create your dream life, it’s important that you direct your thoughts specifically.

Every day you manifest by your thoughts and feelings whether you realize it or not. Look around at your world today. It was created by your dominant thoughts. I invite you to do the exercise above for yourself and create a vision of your own perfect day. Where are you? What are you doing? Who are you with? How are you making an impact on the world?

Share below at least one thing you know you really really want to have in your perfect day.

xo

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge.

Discovering Your Why

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Whenever I feel stuck in life it seems to point to a loss of freedom, a lack in the ability to choose how life shows up for me. Certainly years ago when I experienced depression I believed my life wasn’t my own, that it was controlled by the people and circumstances around me.

The dream life that you imagine for yourself most likely has freedom at it’s core because that’s who you really are in your true and highest form – pure, unlimited energy. As a human being with conscious thought you have some awareness of this and eternally seek this freedom.

What’s your connection to freedom?

The ways you experience it and the meaning you give it will be unique to you. For me freedom is tied to my expression and sense of purpose. When I feel free it’s like every part of my body and soul relaxes into a deep sense of peace. In a state of peace I tend to be inspired more, I create more, I smile more, I give more. These are reasons for me to get up in the morning. This is my WHY.

From there I can turn my WHY into a mission for my life, my family, clients, and community. My mission is to raise consciousness, so that people can find their place in this world and be happy.

You have a WHY and you have a mission also. I’m here to help you discover the freedom you desire.

Freedom starts within. Embrace the place inside where you feel most free and build your life around that.

When you are aware of your FLOW you can begin to seek experiences in life that align with you and create more ease and abundance. To find your flow and sense of freedom consider the following questions.

1. What feeling do you most want to achieve when you wake up in the morning?

2. What lights you up and makes you feel happy every time you do it?

3. Pretend for a moment that you had complete freedom in your life. What would you choose to do and why?

Everyone is unique and will have different answers to these questions.Share your answers below and let’s celebrate all the ways we desire freedom in our lives.

xo

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge.

Finding Your Focus

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Do you ever feel like you lose your sense of focus or encounter unforeseen obstacles just as you’re about to embark on a big project or take another step toward achieving your ideal life?

You are not alone. We all go through this.

It might seem as if the Universe is against you or telling you to quit following your dreams. Really it’s just your physical mind interpreting those big goals as dangers and so it invents a new idea, problem, or distraction to redirect your attention and slow you down.

The thing is that your challenges and obstacles appear to be perfectly logical on the surface but if you dig a little deeper you’ll find a fear hidden underneath.

What are two of your biggest, perfectly logical challenges to living the life of your dreams?

And if you look beneath the surface, what are the hidden fears?

I’ll share mine to help encourage you.

1. I have too many responsibilities, I can’t focus on or commit to my dreams right now. The hidden fear here is that I’m not worthy. It’s selfish to focus on myself. I should be helping my kids and my clients reach their dreams and goals. Ouch.

2. I have to do it all myself, no one will help me. The hidden fear here is that I might be weak, so I actually try to do everything just to prove I’m not. The fear of not being worthy creeps up again in this challenge as well.

The truth is that if I want to achieve my dreams I will need to give myself some love and attention and I will need to accept that it will take a team in order to do so.

Whatever gets your attention produces energy and whatever gets your energy produces results.

So what is getting your attention and focus right now? What are your biggest challenges and hidden fears? Share below and see that you really aren’t alone. Or weird. Or unworthy. It’s just your mind playing tricks on you.

xo

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge.

50 Ways to Clear Space for Joy and Abundance

As I write this blog post this morning I have already prepared breakfast and lunch, taken my son to school, fed the pets and walked them, instant messaged with a client, read and responded to some emails, taken a phone call, and created some social media posts. I’ve probably done more but that’s all I can remember right now.

I’m exhausted before noon and I’m sure you often feel the same.

Life is constantly moving. Energy is everywhere. 

Information, ideas, people and even objects (smartphones) relentlessly demand your attention. You, being a smart, sensitive seeker feel this every day and sometimes the world can just be overwhelming.

It’s not your fault. Really it’s not the fault of technology or advances in culture either, at least not intentionally. These things that are designed to make our lives easier often end up ruling us and keeping us from the thriving, joyful and abundant life we desire.

Even your own mind betrays you because it is constantly on the lookout for danger and obstacles in order to keep you safe. Hardly fertile ground for peaceful loving thoughts. And so you find yourself amidst this chaos, building momentum into a state of stress trying to deal with it all.

But what if you just let it go? What if you released all the elements (things, ideas, people, commitments) that keep you from experiencing joy and abundance? By doing so you literally clear space for new and better opportunities to appear.

Time to clear space.

Clearing space in your life is all about breaking up stuck energy or slowing down and changing the direction of energy that has negative momentum. You can clear space in your mind, body, soul, and your environment.

It’s easier than you might think and even the smallest act of clearing space can have a big impact on your success. The following tips are practical, easy and effective for helping you feel more at ease and peaceful in your life. These higher vibrations of peace, love and joy are the fertile ground you need to manifest everything you desire.

50 Ways to Clear Space for Joy and Abundance

  1. have a good cry
  2. clean out one drawer or closet
  3. delete old emails
  4. unsubscribe from shopping emails
  5. make a decision
  6. say no to projects that don’t excite you
  7. meditate
  8. take a walk
  9. listen to a brain entrainment audio
  10. make your bed
  11. take a social media break
  12. turn off tv/computers after 9pm
  13. clean out the refrigerator
  14. turn off notifications on your phone
  15. take a nap
  16. start a Kanban board for your to-do list
  17. stop and just be – breathe, listen, and flow
  18. spray your home with an essential oil mist
  19. clean your dishes after every meal
  20. use paper plates for a week
  21. finish a project you’ve started
  22. make that phone call
  23. let go of a draining relationship
  24. forgive another
  25. forgive yourself
  26. hold a yard sale
  27. make something
  28. say “I release (obstacle) from my life now”
  29. say “I invoke (dream) into my life now”
  30. take 3 deep, cleansing breaths
  31. drink hot water with lemon upon waking
  32. do a juice cleanse
  33. rearrange your furniture
  34. close accounts you no longer use
  35. accept everything as perfect
  36. write down your worries and put them in a box
  37. wash your car
  38. practice silence
  39. take a bath
  40. face the sun or the ocean and open your arms
  41. think about something that makes you feel good
  42. throw away expired foods and medicine
  43. practice yoga
  44. clear blocks in your schedule for future clients, dates or fun
  45. sweep
  46. color in an adult coloring book
  47. clear energy with crystals or sage
  48. sweat
  49. perform a letting go ritual
  50. return something you’ve borrowed

Which of these ideas will you try? How do you clear space in your life? Share in the comments below.

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Where to Start Looking for Your Life Purpose

Where to start looking for your life purpose

At some point in life we all contemplate our purpose here on this earth. It seems to be the one BIG mystery we all want to solve, maybe because we believe we will have peace when we know the answer.

Have you ever wondered –

Who am I supposed to BE?

What am I supposed to DO?

And WHERE do I find the answers?

Today’s Soulspiration may not give you all the answers right now, but it will definitely help you find some meaning and assurance that you’re on the right path.

I’m reminded of the story The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen. You know how the story  goes. A little duckling, who looks different from the rest, gets picked on for being different. He leaves the nest to find the place where he truly belongs. After many struggles he finally discovers his true natural beauty and abilities, then flies off with the swans.

The truth is that the ugly duckling was always a swan. The purpose of his life was to learn, or better, to remember his truth. Sometimes the lessons on the path to remembering are easy. Other times they are painful. You know this to be true in your life, too.

If I could tell you what your life purpose is, I would. But I can’t and no one else can tell you either. What I can do, and how I help my private clients, is to show you the best places to start looking for your purpose and your truth. There are clues along the way.

Two Clues to Finding Your Purpose in Life

1. The times you feel most joyful. When you are doing things that are in alignment with your truth your whole mind/body/soul feels tingly and excited. It feels like a sense of knowing deep within your bones and your whole being wants to celebrate. Take notice of those moments. Don’t dismiss them. They are BIG clues to your purpose. Maybe dancing makes you feel this way. Or running. Or calculating mathematics. Or anything really. It doesn’t mean you must include them in your career or job. It just means there is something about this activity and way of being that resonates with your soul. When you find the things that light you up, include them in your life in some way.

2. The times you struggle the most. You may want to skip the struggles in life and just be the swan. I completely understand. However there is value here, especially in those challenges that seem to keep recurring. The beauty in the struggle is knowing there is something FAR GREATER on the other side. For now just be open to the idea that you don’t have to fix the struggle. You’ll simply move away from it when you are ready. And if you’re not moving away from the struggle today, just love yourself anyway. You are still a swan.

You are ever-evolving and becoming more like your true self every day. Don’t worry that you’re wrong. All paths are valid and all experiences reveal your truth and your purpose.

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