let go for maximum benefits

Let go of the fear of managing how everything will turn out ever-and particularly as a condition of ever even beginning. The gifts available in trusting life’s magic are always worth more than the temporary comforts of believing you’re in control.

you’re never less

 

How often do you tense up or cringe at the memory or anticipation of making a “mistake” or getting it “wrong”? That’s nothing more than your fear-based ego perpetuating the myth that your safety and worthiness lay exclusively within perfectionism.

Your soul knows better than that. Your authentic self understands that nothing meaningful is born, learned, adventured, grown or changed without taking risks, wandering outside the lines, and on occasion, making a gigantic mess.

There’s no value in feeding anxiety about the doom triggered by alleged shortcomings, missteps or failures. Saddle up to those fears—past, present or future—with a generous serving of curiosity instead.

Reflect on these stories not to shame or alienate yourself, but rather as a means to learn about yourself, others and life. Find inspiration, regardless of outcomes, to continually keep your ego in check and embolden your soul.

Be responsible for your choices and compassionate in your next steps, most importantly with and towards yourself.

You are forever and always, infinitely loved and worthy.

YOU are the light

The beasts you waste your life hiding from are only figments of your imagination.

You are the master and creator of who you get to be, how big you allow yourself to dream, what limits you decide to cater to, and what beliefs you do or do not shrink in front of. 

Any discomfort you must face to liberate yourself is worth your courage and determination a million times over.

The potential of your being is limitless and the sooner you face the things that feel unbearable and boldly walk through the dark jungles that haunt your mind, you’ll discover these fears are all simply illusions of your ego.  Your soul will laugh and heave a giant exhale at the relief and wonder of what truly is relative to what you used to believe.

disingenuous push vs divine pull

Fear vs. Intuition: How do you tell the difference?  Once you start to turn inward for your truth and direction, inevitably there’s the task of discerning between the narration of your fear-based ego and the divine wisdom of your intuition.


There are a few ways to tell them apart, one of which is paying attention to how the message is delivered.  Fear is the chatty-cathy voice in your head carrying on and on and on.  It will rarely stop talking without your conscious intervention as it presents the arguments for its position in a repeating loop, persistently trying to compel you into doing (or not doing) something.

In order to hear intuition you have to get quiet.  Usually its insight is concise and to the point—on average using only a few words or a sentence or two at most.  Intuition doesn’t feel like it’s trying to sell you on something, rather it’s simply connecting you to what feels like your own inherent knowing.

You can make room for accessing intuition more readily through the process of meditation, which is largely the practice of not being so attached to all the noisy chatter in your head.  You can also access it by simply sitting still, taking a deep breath and asking your highest consciousness, heart, god, whatever resonates with you: “What is my loving truth right now?”

Fear generally motivates more talking, more seeking information outside of yourself, and more restlessness and agitation.  Whereas guidance from your intuition will only feel surprising or uncomfortable if it requires you to consider or do things that are outside of what you currently allow yourself.  When you connect with intuition there won’t be any confusion about what the most authentic you would choose, it will only be a question of whether you’re going to take action in alignment with your soul rather than try to take refuge in the mandates of your ego.

you’ve got this

It’s the assumption that some of the basic tenants of being human are WRONG, combined with running, avoidance, and distraction from these experiences that truly drives our suffering. 


What we resist or try to work around will only scream at us louder and push on our lives harder.  I know there are dark chapters that make this nearly impossible to believe, but there is nothing that you cannot face.  Your soul is infinitely powerful and loving.  It’s the fragile human ego that confuses you about your unyielding capacity for courage, grace and evolution.


When you find yourself holding your breath, stop to BREATHE.  Relax the body.  Ask yourself what it is you are resisting.  Trust yourself enough to move beyond what you believe your limits are.


We will never know true peace or fulfillment by hiding, waiting for “better” or “safer” circumstances, or holding out for more ideal versions of ourselves or lives to appear FIRST. 


Whatever is in front of you right now is going to show you the glory of who you really are.  It’s in consciously walking through the things you’re most scared to face that you’ll find the greatest liberation possible.  Know that through every step of it, you are surrounded by profound love.