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4 Ways to Flex Your Self Forgiveness Muscle

BIG Shifts are chock full of opportunities for self forgiveness.

Tempers run short, emotions run high. You're bound to say, or do something, you won't feel particularly proud of.

There's probably no other time when you're prone to make more mistakes than usual. This being human gig takes practice.

Now, more than ever, is a perfect time to lighten up, especially with your own mishaps.

Here are 4 ways to flex your self forgiveness muscle:

1. Feel your feelings, but don't hold onto them. We all experience negative feelings: anger, fear, resentment. Welcome feelings, but then release them. The worst thing you can do is put those feelings on instant replay. It will only attract more of the same stuff. Let it in, then let it go. Feelings are part of the human experience. Allow them to inform you, not immobilize you.

2. Envision the Possible You. Especially during darkest times, hold fast to the vision of who you are becoming (as a consequence of this BIG Shift). Don't give energy to the negative aspect of your BIG Shift story. The less you say about and perpetuate the old story, the sooner you'll create the new one. Keep focused on the continuum of your expansion and expression. See yourself as the evolutionary being that you are.

3. Do Things That Make You Happy. Keep your poise and positive attitude and act as best you can moment to moment. Do little things every day that give you that cup runneth over feeling. It might taking a bubble bath, singing to your favorite songs, or going to a special place that you love. Going off on a weekly Artist Date is a great practice too. And, if you love company, make sure to invite a good friend to share it with you.

4. Engage in random acts of kindness. Even if it seems insignificant, devote yourself to giving selflessly. You may have lost things during your BIG Shift, but you did not lose your most precious resource: You! Share your gifts and talents and your joys and thrills. The more you share, the more that energy multiplies and ricochets back to you. The energy of giving is the most abundant force on the planet.

Forgiveness is a power tool that frees your energy and unleashes your creative essence. It also puts you in the present moment, instead of the past. It liberates you from the chains of the old and positions you on the pathway to the new.

Go ahead and play with self forgiveness today. Let me know what you discover in the comments below.

Relax. Everything Changes.

Everything Changes.

Have you ever felt your life like a runaway train?

You knew you were on a train to the wrong destination but it was moving so fast you couldn't pry yourself off with everything intact.

Change is often messy that way. There are certain things that aren't going to make it. Sometimes we hold onto those things SO tightly we don't even realize they're not ours.

Excising ourselves from these attachments can seem extraordinarily difficult, even painful.

It's been this way for me. I knew I wasn't completely ‘lined up,' but I kept doing it anyway. The deeper yearnings just got louder – and Life delivered a crisis – until I had no choice but to make the BIG Shift.

Everything Changes AND It Shapes You

If you're on a runaway train and have no idea how you'll get off, I know your pain. I've been on the train for 2 years. I knew it wasn't going where I needed to go, and I felt like I couldn't get off.

Listen, everyone experiences BIG shifts. Whether it's an unexpected crisis like Hurricane Sandy, or my own home fire, or your kids are off to college or the career you've enjoyed has come to a close.

These moments are life leaps that provide an opportunity for you to tap into your inner wisdom. It's times like these where you hone those mad Jedi skills.

I've discovered that group energy is rocket fuel for times of massive transition. It amplifies your intention and energy like nothing else. Don't navigate this BIG shift alone, you need support.

Remember… it’s not about the destination. It’s about who you become on the adventure. Life always has your back.

Relax, everything changes… especially you! Yay!

 

Starting Over

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Have you ever had a life experience that stopped you in your tracks?

There was no escape. You had to deal with things that were challenging and you did.

Everyone experiences BIG Shifts…

  • a natural disaster, like Hurricane Sandy or Katrina
  • a health crisis or job loss
  • a financial shakedown
  • any sudden and drastic loss

Life happens. Sometimes in a BIG way. These moments are powerful portals to quantum leaps in your Life. They are perfect opportunities to hone your mad Jedi skills.

In the 10 years I've been self employed I've discovered that it's never the stuff you need to learn that holds you back. It's how often you say, “No!” to yourself and your inner knowing.

Group energy is rocket fuel for times of massive transition. It amplifies your intention and energy like nothing else. Don't navigate your BIG shift alone, you need support.

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