Throughout my 26 years, I have been looking for answers to the big questions. The usual existential ones of course like the meaning of life and death, but one question has remained constant for me. How can I create a better life for myself? A life where I am happy, peaceful, loving, financially stable…all of the good stuff. For years I’ve felt this better life calling to me, but I wasn’t sure how to answer.
Easier said than done, right? I have been working on this one consciously for a long time, and it's probably one of the most challenging concepts to integrate into my daily experience with any significant consistency (I'm guessing many of you can relate). The context of human relationships, be them intimate, personal, professional or with strangers, tends to be amongst the trickiest to navigate sometimes, wouldn't you agree?
People who know me always describe me as being a positive person, and in my line of work it kind of goes with the territory. I’ve often been asked what my secret is, how do I stay so positive and optimistic? Well, there are many ways to be positive, but here’s the big one: Rather than attempting to be positive ALL the freakin' time, I put the focus more so on recovering to a higher, more positive and aligned state when I’ve had a human moment. And, perhaps more importantly, I allow myself to BE human.
I used to say, "Don't know what Mercury Retrograde is? Great! Carry on!" when coming across someone who wasn't yet aware of it, previously perceiving it as a big pain in the ass and wishing I, myself, could enjoy the "ignorance is bliss" route. Yet over the years of moving through it with conscious awareness and deepening my understanding of its purpose, I now encourage people to read up on it so they can use it to their advantage.
When Nova asked me to write up something about alignment and spirituality my mind went a little bizerk.. How do I find one thing to talk about when there is so much? After some time of processing and thinking, perhaps a little over-thinking, I decided to talk about the gift that alignment and spirituality has brought to my life.
I know how busy you are, and I'm guessing you've been guilty of convincing yourself that you don't have time to focus on all of this spiritual stuff that you know is good for you (an entirely different topic deserving its own article). So I've decided to make improving your alignment and quality of life easier for you by occasionally offering a "Spiritual Alignment Quick Tip" like the one below. One quick concept, and an easy and practical way to apply it - that's it!
Spiritual Alignment Quick Tip:
I find it useful to designate certain times of the day to train myself into thinking in alignment with what I want to see manifest. My favorite times are: right away when I wake up and get out of bed, right after my girls leave for daycare, bathroom breaks, shower, driving, doing the dishes/laundry, and at the end of the night as I close my eyes to sleep. Basically anytime where your mind is more prone to wander in a direction you don't like is a great time to focus your thoughts on good things!
What does that look like? Anywhere from naming things you are grateful for and appreciative of, noticing the positive aspects of your day or that are physically surrounding you, repeating affirmations or mantras, to just good old fashioned positive self-talk!
This practice has made a tremendous impact not only on the quality of my thoughts and emotions, but what I see show up as a result. Give it a go if you're looking for ways to start telling the story you want to live. And I'd LOVE to hear your experience! Just hit the reply button on this email and tell me all about it!
Enjoy your weekend,
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The story we are telling about ourselves, our lives and life in general has a direct impact on our experience. Many like to say "it is what it is" (side note: my husband says this to me on purpose because he knows it drives me crazy) but I would amend this statement to say "it is what I say it is."
Not just fluff - this is how it works: the words you speak represent your current chosen belief and perspective. Everything you encounter will be viewed and experienced from that perspective, which will create your reality. Energetically, the words you speak hold a vibration that the Universe has no choice but to match and bring you more of. Neurologically, the words you speak release specific chemicals in your brain that cause you to feel a certain way; if you say something positive you will feel positive emotions and therefore have a positive experience, and the same goes for a negative statement.
Literally, all you see in your world is your idea about it. That is why two different people can witness the same event and have two completely different experiences of it. You have so much more control over your life than you realize, no matter what is going on around you, but it takes a lot of focus, mindfulness and consistency.
Pay attention to what you're thinking and saying about yourself and life, and if it doesn't feel good, say something that does. Sometimes this takes a bit more effort, especially if you're dealing with something particularly challenging. In this case, I recommend starting off with naming (talking about) whatever you're feeling or thinking without forcing a better version. Process it in a healthy, useful way like journaling or venting ONCE to a trusted friend, then reach for a slightly improved statement, and then another and then another. Work your way up, and see how that experience changes.
Try it on for size, just for today I challenge you to pay special attention to the words that are coming out of your mouth and in between your ears. Notice the quality, based on whether it feels good or bad. If it's good, actively continue in that direction. If it's bad, actively change course. I'd love to know your experience with this, or any further clarifying questions you may have! Hit reply to this email and share/ask away!
To your alignment and mine,
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Let's talk manifestation for a moment, shall we?
This popped up in my FB newsfeed today, and I thought a little expansion on it would make for a fantastic Spiritual Alignment Quick Tip this week:
The most important thing I have ever learned in regard to manifestation/conscious creation is the following statement: "This or something even better, Universe!" - a phrase that captures the essence of both trust and detachment from the result. Following this statement, your only job is to feel good as often as possible in order to keep that door open for the Universe to deliver. This is where the inspired action part comes from as well, in case you're wondering.
I can't tell you the things I've seen show up when consciously using the Law of Attraction with this understanding, both for myself and my clients. The feeling good as often as possible part tends to be the biggest challenge, but once you have a solid strategy in place for doing so, it's not only easy but makes the path to your desired outcome equally amazing and enjoyable - and that's really the whole point in the first place!
What are your most amazing manifestations (big or small)? Hit the reply button and share them with me!
High vibrations sent your way,
P.S. Want even more guidance, tips and inspiration on all things Alignment and Energy? Click HERE to request approval to join my Facebook Spiritual Alignment Community Group! It's a very intimate, active community and a great way to connect with like-minded people!