Happy Easter everyone! Today we are reminded of the incredible victory that Jesus’ resurrection affords us. The unending possibilities for our lives are exciting. How many times have you overcome a dreadful situation? We all have the ability to overcome our trials and tribulations successfully. Now use that same strength to live a life worthy of a daughter/son of a King! It’s time to show others His reflection in our hearts, lives, loves, and actions. The world is hungry for it, and it all begins with you.
What new beginning are you willing to make?
Talking with a good friend the other day, I was blown away at how far my life has come. I felt so inspired that I wrote down all of the things I have been through within the past 15 years and compared it to where I am now.
For me, writing things down and seeing my life on paper, helped me to see things clearer. It also gave me a deeper appreciation for myself. I realized, that even in my lowest moments, I was brave enough to dream and pursuit a better life.
Today, I feel more encouraged than ever. I learned that I am a loving, compassionate, resilient, and a determined woman. So with each day, I vow to myself, that I will not stop living life to the fullest until I have squeezed out every bit of goodness this life has to offer.
How will you inspire yourself today?
Hello my name is FEAR! You may not know who I am but I certainly know who you are. I’m the one who speaks negative thoughts in your head. I’m responsible for ruining that important relationship. And most importantly, I am the one responsible for holding you back. I enjoy your company and want to keep you for myself. You make me feel good when you give into me. I enjoy hearing you tell yourself that you can’t do something. That gives me power, and I like controlling you. Control is my modus operandi. I must have it. I’m smart enough to know that if you ever begin to listen and respond to truth, then I will lose you forever. And that would be bad for me.
Is today your opportunity for change? Or will you allow fear to continue to control you? You have the power to decide.
YOU are a magnificent reflection of your creator. No matter if you agree with this statement or not. The meaning of this statement remains authentic and very real.
How often have you traded your magnificence for people, places, or things that are beneath you? Are you a person that judges yourself harshly? Do you allow others to take advantage of your magnificence? Has someone hurt you so deeply and you struggle with letting go of the memories? Do you find yourself in the midst of a scary life transition and unsure how you will emerge victorious? Please understand that you are not alone. But more than anything, today I want you to STOP and TAKE TIME to ENJOY your magnificence. Yes YOU! It’s there, just give yourself permission to find your beauty.
START using your MAGNIFICENCE for an abundant life filled with love, beauty, balance, and health. The steps you take today will lead you closer into your magnificence tomorrow.
What ways are you MAGNIFICENT? Future Focused
Today I want to share with you my annual State of the Heart Address.
Last year, I made a vow to myself that no matter what happened, I would make a choice to wrap myself up in a Love Bubble. My Love Bubble has been a tremendous eye opener. It has opened my eyes to blessings that I wasn’t able to see before. My Love Bubble has literally changed my life, world, and spirit.
So this Valentine’s Day is unlike any other. I have a greater appreciation for myself and everything in my life. During the darker moments of my life last year, the only thing that changed was my thinking. Through my thoughts, I thought myself a beautiful existence. Through my thoughts, I thought myself bigger than any circumstance. Through my thoughts, I thought myself as love and the desire to be a blessing to others. Lastly, through my thoughts, I thought myself blessed beyond measure! And today, I am all of these things, through my thoughts!
What is your State of the Heart report?
Tis the season for those wonderful New Year’s Resolutions. If you’re like me, you have a strong desire to have a better quality of life. There are several poor habits that I wish to correct. Some of them are small while others feel impossible to change. However, today I give myself permission to make mistakes. I pledge to be kinder to myself with my thoughts and actions. And if I fall short of my goals, I promise to speak gentle and encouraging words of life into my spirit. My new motto is, “Dust yourself off and try again!”
What tool do you use to stay on track? Future Focused
Years ago, I had a tremendous battle with anxiety. But on the outside, people told me I always looked cool, calm, and collected. It was my secret shame. I thought, if others are not able to see the torment I feel on the inside, then I must be okay. That line of thinking became a source of pride for me. If you notice, I was living with unhealthy doses of shame and pride. Two very powerful ingredients for self-destruction.
As expected, my carefully constructed world came to a screeching halt. It was time for me to make serious changes. My pride and shame cost someone like me a high price. I began to lose my self-respect and sense of personal intergrity. So I began to seek help from various sources to help me overcome this demon.
The biggest lesson I learned was that I have power over my thoughts. So I payed close attention to what I was feeding my soul. Such a simple assignment yielded great results. So I went into action by removing anything and anyone that was negative in my life. For example, I stopped watching negative tv, I spent more time with people who nurished my soul, and every day I would celebrate something that I admire about myself. I was blown away at the difference this made in my life.
Today, I am the author of my destiny. No longer a passive bystander of life. I make it a great day or I make it a not so good day. Either way, I empower myself to be whatever I choose. I feed my soul whatever it needs to shine brightly!
What kind of Soul Food have you been eating? Future Focused
Seems like lately, I have met many people who feel isolated while in the midst of a crowd. They seemed genuinely confused by their feelings until I explained to them that our lives were designed for balance and healthy connections.
Many of us excel on our jobs while others seem to excel in their personal lives. One of the lessons I learned years ago was, the energy I put into my career is the same energy I need to have for my personal relationships. So many times I felt like an outsider, even when I was with friends and loved ones. It wasn’t until I began living in the moment did I experience the sense of belonging that my heart desired.
Life is too short and wonderful to experience it without good quality relationships. Take the necessary steps to live a more balanced and connected lifestyle.
What can you do to have healthier relationships? Future Focused
Not too long ago, I was talking with a client about helping him with his relationships and how to improve them. His story reminded me of my past struggles in relationships. I shared with him how negative self-talk was playing a powerful role in damaging my relationships. Most importantly, my relationship with myself. Because I thought of myself in a negative way, my feelings, choices, and behaviors fell in line with my thoughts. My turning point came when I woke up feeling sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. I wanted better for myself because I knew I deserved better. I was finally able to accept that I was created for a beautiful purpose and was willing to do whatever necessary to take control of my destiny. Life coaching was a wonderful experience in my life. But I will always be thankful that I gave myself permission to live in the light and no longer exist in the darkness!
What do your voices say to you?