Too many obstacles?

Yesterday, I was taking a walk when I noticed something. On two separate occasions, my path was almost completely blocked by obstacles.

There was a sidewalk that was completely blocked by several cars. On that occasion, someone helped me to navigate around them so I could continue along my usual route. On the second occasion, several bikes were blocking the entrance to where I was trying to go.

This time, someone moved them out of the way so that I could pass.

I began to think about how the external environment can be a reflection of our inner dialog and our perceptions of what is going on in our lives.

When faced with perceived obstacles in life, we have at least three choices. We can choose to ask the divine or another person to assist us to navigate around it. We can also work with Spirit to remove obstacles from our path. Sometimes, we may choose to abandon the obstacle-ridden path altogether. Either way, you are exactly where you are supposed to be.

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Feeling overwhelmed? Try this instead.

At an early age, we’re often conditioned to remain in a constant state of overwhelm. Instead of focusing on the task at hand, we want to know the outcome of the entire project. How much more progress would we make if we focused on what was right in front of us?

In school, I’ve been asked where I see myself in five years. What if we were taught to take one small step toward our goals and then trust that the rest would unfold as it is meant to? Imagine what would happen if you took action from a place of stillness rather than fear and overwhelm.

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A Message for Those who Live from the Heart

It can be scary to live from the heart. It requires strength, courage and determination. When you choose this path, know that some people may not understand you and may even judge you. Some days, you may even feel lonely or slightly depressed. These periods are followed by the excitement and joy that comes from following your heart.

You may want to give up on your dreams, and there are going to be times when you’ll do anything to achieve them. This path can definitely feel like an emotional roller coaster at times, but it’s okay. Remember that you don’t have to do it alone.

Mindset, mindset, mindset!

Okay, so you’ve completed all of the practical steps you need in order to manifest a goal. You’ve completed a vision board, said your affirmations, visualized, uncovered limiting beliefs, implemented spiritual practices, and taken action steps. If you’ve consistently applied these steps, you’re well on your way to manifesting what you desire and truly deserve!
Maybe you’re wondering why very little seems to be happening?
Well, let me ask you something. When you were doing your mindset work, were you really and truly consistent, and were you completely and shamelessly honest with yourself?
I have discovered that uncovering layers and layers of limited beliefs is an ongoing process. If, for example, you are trying to land a job with a larger salary and there are limited beliefs that relate to money, you may need to explore these beliefs before you manifest that higher-paying job. Limiting beliefs can thwart all of your manifestation efforts.
So how can you uncover these limiting beliefs and get back on the road to manifesting your dreams? There are several ways to do this, but remember that your effort needs to be consistent. Using a journal can help you to get to the root of destructive patterns and beliefs so that you can release them for good. Also, working with the right coach, mentor, or therapist can be helpful because they can be more objective about your situation, and they can offer tools to help you release these beliefs and create a workable action plan.
I hope you found this helpful, and keep going after your dreams!

beliefs: Do they help or harm?

First, let’s examine the origin of our beliefs. Our earliest beliefs probably come from our caregivers.

Then, we are bombarded by more beliefs by our schools, churches, peer groups, or social organizations. On top of this, we begin to develop our own beliefs about things. This is not a bad thing.

However, it is important to examine whether those beliefs are helping or hindering us. How do we do that?

Well, I would encourage people to use their intuition, or internal guidance systems, to do this. Let’s take the example of yesterday’s post. Prior to examining my beliefs about success, I believed that I was a failure because I didn’t have the grades or that dream job. If I had tuned into my intuition, this is what it would look like.

I would have taken a deep breath and asked myself how the belief made me feel. Perhaps I would have felt a tightness in my stomach or some anxiety around the issue. Then, I could have asked myself: What are the most likely consequences of maintaining this belief?

Then, I could have replaced it with a more positive belief about success instead of learning to do it the heard way. In the next post, I will give you some suggestions on how to transform those limiting beliefs. In the meantime, I encourage you to try the above exercise. Pick one area of your life such as finances, career, or health and list your beliefs about those things.

Then, take a deep breath, relax, and tune into the sensations in your body. Ask yourself: How does this belief make me feel? If it feels negative, ask yourself: What are the consequences of holding onto this limiting belief? If you’re ready to take this a step further, ask yourself: What is a more empowering belief?