Archive of ‘Self-awareness’ category

Hard work is inefficient work.

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It’s not bad if it’s easy.
It’s not lazy if it comes naturally.
It’s not worthless it you didn’t have to work hard.

It’s GOOD to feel good.
For action to feel inspired and effortless.
For success to come joyfully.

When things come easily and joyfully to you, that’s not laziness, its LEVERAGE. Its efficiency. It’s wise use of the resources available to you.

When your choices, thoughts and actions are in line with those of your highest self,

The work isn’t hard
The reaching your goals isn’t a struggle
The getting-what-you want isn’t difficult.

If it is, you are out of alignment. What you think about what you are doing (or believe you ‘have’ to do) is off. Out of wack. Not true.

Your work is to change how you FEEL.

By CHOOSING thoughts that feel better.

By allowing ease. Encouraging JOY. Nurturing inspiration. Leaning towards bliss.

Seeing virtue in striving and STRUGGLING and doing the hard yards is a social construct.

IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY.

You don’t have to do stuff you don’t like in order to be worthy or deserving.

You are worthy just as you ARE.

You get your ‘prizes’ because you are a prize.

Not because you EARNED them.

You are deserving by the very NATURE of your being.

If it’s hard or you feel unmotivated, it’s because you haven’t done the mental, emotional, vibrational shifting.

You haven’t gotten yourself IN SYNC with the power, with the limitless energy, that is always available and flowing to you.

You haven’t hooked into the LEVERAGE of having the universe at your back.

But you CAN.

You can do it now.

You can choose ease, joy and inspiration.

It’s always possible. Always available.

You work is to click into it.

Do that work,

And no hard work is required.

Much love,

Hannah May x

 

You have a SUPERPOWER

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Superpower

You have a superpower that will allow you to create any kind of life you DESIRE.

You have a superpower that can benefit EVERYONE and everything in your world.

A superpower you ALWAYS have access to and can utilize anytime

And that superpower:

You can feel good INDEPENDENT of circumstances.

Meaning, no matter what is happening in your external world, YOU have the power to choose how you feel.

Things turning to crap? You can choose to feel calm and optimistic.

Someone did something upsetting? You can choose to feel centered and loving.

Situation causing anxiety and stress? You can choose to feel at ease and inspired.

No, it’s not always easy to use your superpower (although it become easier and easier with practice).

No, you don’t HAVE to use you superpower. You CAN just let external events determine your emotions (and feel at the mercy of the world, never feeling the satisfaction of CREATING your life)

But it’s always there.

You can wield your superpower anytime you desire through your deliberate FOCUS and your INTENTION to feel better.

You have POWER over how you respond to situations.

You can CONTROL your reactions to what’s happening in your life. You can choose your vibrational/emotional state.

And by doing so, you can control how your life unfolds.

THAT is powerful.

That is super cool.

That is your superpower.

Will you accept you have that superpower?

And more importantly,

will you use it?

 

What’s your excuse for feeling bad?

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I woke up today on the grumpy side of the bed. In fact, I didn’t even wake up in my bed as I had slept with the bubba who was having a rough night.

This grouchy, irritated, off feeling continued into my morning. And as someone who is used to feeling really good, I can hardly stand being out of alignment.

Nothing in particular was bugging me. But when you are in that state, it also feels like EVERYTHING annoys you.

After a while I asked myself: how much longer am I going to use this (whatever it was, doesn’t matter exactly WHAT was aggregating me) as my excuse for not feeling good. For feeling disconnected from my true, higher, blissful feeling self.

I decided, not ANY longer.

I CHOSE to let that feeling go and CHOSE to head towards joy.

I didn’t get there all at once. It took some deliberate thinking and some soothing actions.

But above all it took my willingness to let go of the justifications for feeling bad and my conscious choice to feel better.

So how about you?

Are you willing to give up the excuses? No matter how valid they may be?

You always have a choice. And any choice you choose is OK. But it’s always a choice.

Do you have it all backwards? (Most people do)

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What do you desire?

Why do you want it?

To feel good right? Or successful. Or loved. Or beautiful. Or happy. Or Fulfilled.

Or any other emotion synonymous with feeling good.

This is an attraction based universe and EVERYTHING is energy. Everything responds to the energy state you are in. Which wavelength you are on.

Whatever emotions you are feeling predominately, (which indicates which energy wavelength you are on most of the time) is what you get more of in life.

Feeling fantastic, abundant, radiant, excited, blissful are all on the same wavelength. Feel like that, you get more of it.

Powerless, afraid, lack-full, disheartened, shame, guilt, overwhelmed, struggle: different wavelength. Whole different set of circumstances you are attracting.

You get more of whatever wavelength you are on.

Which means,

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Are you living by default? A guided contemplation

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Where in your life are you living by default?


I pose this question in the audio above as a means of inviting self-reflection and contemplation. I personally LOVE becoming more and more aware of where I am deliberately creating my life, and where I am still acting from old and unhelpful beliefs and patterns of thought.

Contemplation, as opposed to meditation which encourages you to quiet and detach from thinking, is the act of engaging in deep, reflective thought as a means of gaining insight.

I invite you to go somewhere quiet, relax your body, maybe have a journal handy to write any guidance or ideas you receive, and enjoy allowing your mind to meander and explore this topic.

The audio is under 4 minutes long but you may like to spend longer than this mulling over the ideas that come to mind. And be open to receiving more insight and inspired ideas over the next few days as the mental seeds planted by this contemplation come to fruition.

I hope you enjoy it.

Much love,

Hannah May.

Eating too much is a SIGN

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Overeating, binge eating, emotional eating. For almost everyone I talk to and work with, these negative eating patterns are a sign. A symptom. A red flag showing you that something is off in your life.

Eating more than your body needs with accompanying negative emotions such as guilt, overwhelment, loss of control and embarrassment, tells you that there are other areas of  your life where you feeling less than positive.

Your food intake is a indication of that.

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When it’s no good being grateful

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I had a conversation with a friend today and she was describing how something in her life wasn’t going well and people would say to her;

But at least you are healthy.

Or

You can be thankful that you live in such a great house.

And those things are true. And wonderful. And ARE something to appreciate.

But when you are feeling afraid or helpless or worried or powerless,

Having someone tell you that you ought to be be grateful,

can feel dam well annoying.

That goes for trying to appreciate on your own too.

It can make you feel WORSE because a now you feel bad for not being thankful enough.

Or you end up putting a fake happy mask over the dread and anxiety you are ACTUALLY feeling.

In those situations,
trying to be grateful is doing no good.

The whole point of being thankful is to elicit within you a FEELING of appreciation.

If the opposite is happening, you are better off not writing your ‘3 things for which you are grateful’ list.

Sure, when you are feeling more neutral or in a more positive mind space, appreciation is awesome! And I can’t recommend it highly enough.

That’s because when you are in a more positive mood, it’s not such a big jump to CREATE the feeling of appreciation .

But going from powerlessness and worry… is too large a leap.

What to do instead?

Aim for feeling SLIGHTLY better.

Not all the way in love with life and brimming with gratitude.

Just slightly shift your focus onto a thought that feels a little more calming. A bit more broad. A touch more gentle.

‘I am doing OK. Not great, but OK’

‘This is tough but tough can get easier in time’

‘Breathe. Take in a breath. That’s all I need to do right now’

‘I don’t need to fix this all at once.’

You will know you have found a more helpful thought when thinking about it makes want to breathe a little sigh of relief. When you feel your shoulder relax a little. When you feel the worry lines on your forehead soften a smidgen.

Then keep doing that.

Choose a slightly improved thought.

Let yourself notice and acknowledge that you were able to every so gently shift the feeling within you.

Do that, and you are on your way to effortless, great-feeling, overflowing states of appreciation.

And that ALWAYS feels good.

Are YOU one of the 99%?

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I have been thinking about what most people generally believe about achieving goals and happiness.

We are told that the end justifies the means.

That you should work hard. Sacrifice for a while in order to get what you really want.

Put in the effort.

Focus on the end goal.

Keep motivated.

Pay your dues now so you can reap the rewards in the future.

This shows up in our lives in a number of ways;

– Stop eating that food you love so you can slim down and be happy.

– Put in your 8 hours a day doing stuff you mostly don’t like, for x number of years to finally get the position in that company and you will make you feel so fulfilled and satisfied.

– Stick to a confining budget and forgo the little luxuries that you adore in order to get that thing or take that trip that will make you feel amazing or be so much fun.

I know you have had the experience before of reaching a certain goal (that is, if you even REACH your goal) but having the elated feeling of reaching it, be over all too soon.

The holiday went by too fast.

Or you aren’t as excited anymore about your new phone.

Or the new job was fun for a while but that excitement factor is
really dwindling now.

Or you aren’t still LOVING what you see in the mirror day after day despite toning up somewhat.

That got me thinking.

How much of your time do you spend NOT feeling happy/fulfilled/excited/amazing, in order to achieve your goals, compared with how long you feel good AFTER reaching the goal?

(Knowing that feeling great about you goal is only temporary.)

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Let go to move forward.

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When you try to change something in your life, do you go straight into action mode?

Looking at what you need to DO to eat better or get a better job or find a partner.

What you need to START in order to get what you want.

Googling what the right action steps are so you can achieve what you have decided you need in order to be happy.

As helpful as taking those steps may seem

If you are holding on to what’s not serving you, what you want can not come into your life.

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2 Step Trick to Help Beat the Binge

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If you want to change what you are doing, you have to first notice it. This is called self-awareness. As in, you are aware of what you are doing.

Self-awareness is going to help you stop binge eating.

So how does one do this? Next time you feel that you are binge eating or overeating in some way do this:

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