We live in a world of energy. The vibration we put out into the world has a big impact on what we attract to ourselves. Our bodies, minds and spirits are all an integral part of who we are and so our thoughts and emotions, both conscious and unconscious, have an impact on how we feel and what we create in our lives. We spend so much time and energy “fixing” ourselves. The ultimate consciousness journey is to surrender into the beauty of who we already are, not try to change ourselves into someone or something we think might be more acceptable. Of course it is powerful and important to focus on growth and expansion as we move through life, yet I always wonder if we could be a little gentler and more compassionate with ourselves as we grow.

When we observe a flower blooming in nature, we do not criticize or hurry it along. We allow it to unfold and stand in awe of its natural beauty. Why then do we think we can transform our lives by reminding ourselves of what is wrong with us and what needs to be changed or by forcing and controlling desired outcomes instead of letting go and allowing?

Let us create a fertile nourishing environment for the unfolding of our beautiful selves. Then whatever desires and intentions we uncover as we listen deep inside have a loving nurturing environment in which to grow. Daily practices that help us remember our essential natures are very powerful as they center us and help us catch the old habits of judging and fixing.

Meditate daily, even if just for a short time
Practice gratitude and focus on what you do have
Think of what you like about who you are and acknowledge that
Choose a peaceful state by not indulging the fears and limiting beliefs that constantly arise in your mind.

Our place of power is in the present moment. Regret and pain can drag us into the past and fear and anxiety of the unknown can pull us into the future. To live fully and passionately in the present we want to feel the emotions and sensations and remain present to them without indulging the story over and over. Our thinking minds want to take us out of present time into fear of our “not enoughness’. Remember don’t go to war with your ego mind. Acknowledge its need for attention by listening deeply and connecting to the sensations you notice. Instead of trying to rid your mind of those thoughts or convince yourself that the opposite of what you fear is true, just bring attention within you and breathe, choosing to return over and over to the breath and the present moment. Remember no controlling and manipulating, just being and allowing.

Love and Light,
Marion