Letting Go of Old Stories

I love this. Letting go of the old story is important.

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Let go of old stories you no longer need.

Pick a new chapter today.

The Angels want you to know that you no longer have to keep dragging that story around like a ball and chain. Imagine all your old stories that no longer serve the you that you have become, dragging behind you as ball and chains – how heavy and draining is that.

Gee look at all those balls that no longer represent the you that you are choosing to be or aiming to be. Today, let them go. It is safe and okay to not need them anymore, to not drag them around with you everywhere you go.

Imagine a key unlocking each and every chain to those balls and setting you free. See the balls rolling away into the great beyond. It can be as easy or hard as you make it. Do some work around…

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Get Out Of Your Own Way 6-12-18

Today I’d like to focus on getting out of my own way. For seven years since my dad passed away, I’ve been in a funk. When I say funk I literally mean Rock bottom. I can hardly wrap my head around how I’ve allowed myself to arrive at this dismal place.

I’ve shared many times that my life spiraled out of control after my dad passed away. I made some poor decisions despite my intuition saying “Don’t Do It!” I didn’t listen to that voice of reason and the result led me to a very dark place. Cancer, an abusive boyfriend, financial lack, financial debt, depression, PTSD, isolation, rejection…..the list goes on.

I have spent the last three years feeling sorry for myself. After all, in my mind I am a failure. Recently, something happened. I woke up and realized seven years had gone by. Wow. Seven years!! It seems like only a few months have gone by. My eyes were open and I began to recognize the wreckage that had overtaken my life. I thought to myself “I don’t want to live like this anymore.” I made the decision to get my shit together.

I was blessed last month to travel to Maui. I had a free flight and a free place to stay. I spend the time with my cousin doing everything I could to heal myself internally. You can read about my experience on my previous blog. Maui my paradise.

I am a licensed realtor in the state of California. I have done nothing with that either. My license expired in March. I had not even completed any of the required continuation classes however I was granted an extension. The bureau gave me until June 16th, this Saturday, to complete my hours and provide them to their office no later than the 16th. I’m not sure how I did it other than through the grace of God. I passed all eight exams and mailed everything off today.

I’m not sure what’s next for me but what I do know is I have to keep moving forward. Will I sell real estate? I don’t know. I’m a certified John Maxwell member. I’m a certified coach, trainer and speaker. Will I pursue a career in coaching? I don’t know. What I do know is I have to get out of my way and quit being my worst enemy. It’s easy to blame circumstances or even others for our downfalls however at the end of the day our biggest enemy is ourselves. It’s even easier to allow fear, doubt, low self esteem to rule our existence. I’m guilty of that myself. Today I am just going to trust that God has a plan for me and keep moving forward.

I love U2. Their music is incredible. They sing a song called “Get Out Of Your Own Way”. I love the song. While it’s actually a politically motivated tune, for me it’s a reminder to “get out of my way” and keep moving forward. Might I suggest to anyone who is in a rut like I’ve been for seven years, to do the same. Lean in and take charge of your life. Life is short. Live it to the fullest.

Embrace Surrender 6-11-18

We must learn to walk the path of surrender, and seek ways to keep us inspired. Once we embrace surrender as a way to be in our lives–open, receptive, trusting, and grateful, then we can seek inspiration.

Here are five simple ways to stay inspired to continue living into surrendering:

1 Find prayers, poems, or books to encourage you.

2 Be in nature—look at the sky, breath in the fresh air, notice a flower or a tree.

3 Share your soul with a trusted friend or companion.

4 Throughout the day, pause, take a few deeper breaths, and become more conscious of the presence and power of love within and around you

5 Remember what St. Benedict writes in his Rule: Always we begin again.

Colette Lafia

(Let us keep the Summit with North Korea in our prayer)

A Life Full of Shine

I allow shiny things in to my life because I deserve them. So be it so it is

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Let yourself shine so shiny things can come back to you.

The Angels want you to know that when you shine, you attract beautiful shiny things back to you. It’s a no brainer really to shine is it?? Even on a gloomy day, you can choose to shine shine shine – you just have to will it so and change the gloom into a sunshiny day.

“I will my life to be full of shine on any given day”

Many of us believe that we have no choice, that when things are not going right – we have no choice over it. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. You are the maker of your own destiny.

You can choose to have a choice in any given moment. You can choose the shine over the gloom any second you wish to. While you may not be able to have…

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Choose Amazing Today

I choose amazing

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Everything is only as you make it. Let’s choose amazing!!

Every single moment you are making a choice whether you realise it or not. A choice to be overworked, not have enough – time, money, brains etc. But in the same way you choose the above, you can also choose to not feel that way.

Rather than focusing on all you have to do. Focus on the most important task and forget about the rest until it is finished, then move onto the next.

If you feel you don’t have enough of anything – who says?? You are the one carrying that story, so choose to rewrite it, choose to feel differently.

You have all the time in the world to do whatever you like. You can have all the money in the world, if you want it bad enough. You have the brains and beauty – you just have…

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Worry 6-7-18

I’m a worrier by nature. I worry about everything. Finances, health, relationships and oven worry about the possibility of things that haven’t happened yet. I drive myself insane. For me, once sorry sets in, depression comes, failure, low self esteem and worse I give up.

As of late, I’ve worked diligently on changing this extremely negative attribute. On Monday I met with my oncologist. Recently I found a lump. This lump, however is not on my breast. It’s to the right of my breast on my rib cage. Is it Cancer? Heck if I know. What I do know is on Tuesday I will have an ultra sound. Until then, I’m not going to worry about it.

Yesterday I had a colonoscopy. It’s my third since being diagnosed with pre-colon cancer in 2015. I spent all day Tuesday prepping for the procedure. If you’ve ever had a colonoscopy you can attest the prep is no fun. This time however, I didn’t worry about the outcome. You can’t imagine what a difference not worrying made. My prep was a cake walk as was the procedure. In the end I had three polyps removed as well as a diverticulitis spot removed. They have all been sent in for a biopsy. As for me, I’m not going to worry about it.

My family has been in a very challenging lawsuit since my dads passing. This challenge has brought so much strife in to our life. However, again, I don’t know what the outcome will be. What I do know, I’m not going to worry about it.

My finances are a mess and I face challenges everyday. I’ve spent so much time worrying opposed to spending time finding gratitude in the little things that are positive in my life. Life is short. I don’t know what the future holds for me but what I do know is I’m tired of worrying about it.

This morning the following passages appeared in my life. A reminder that I have nothing to worry about. God is in control. The passage is Matthew 6 28-34

28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

If this passage isn’t a reminder to stop worrying then the following song should be. I was in my car this morning and the first song to come on was this great tune by Stevie Wonder. “Don’t you worry about a thing”. Seriously?! I think The Bi Guy is sending me a message.

We all have trials in our life. We all face problems. Some of us more than others. However, if we could just let go and believe in the possibility that everything will work out for our greatest good, Wouldn’t life be easier?! I think so.

Loving The Ride Called Life

Love this! A great perspective on this crazy little thing we call life

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Loving this ride called life!! Woooooo!!!!

What an epic ride! Take all of the best rides, theme parks, and shows – roll it into one ball of fun and that is your life baby!!!!

Learn to love everything about your life – it has got you to where you are now and turned you into the amazing person you are.

Without any of these experiences – you wouldn’t be the you that you are today. And there are so many more to come! The choices and possibilities are endless – how cool is that!!!

Seriously – your life can be anything you make it, anything you desire and dream. With a bit of sweat, possibly some tears and a lot of heart and you can do anything you choose too! So today, dream big!

Don’t think of any limitations, because the only limitations are the ones you create for yourself…

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