Posts Tagged ‘Practices’
What you would do differently if you had what you desired right now?
THAT is the path to it!
Sometimes your makeup brushes can be like magic wands, I realized as I was applying my blush and mascara today.
That an intentional practice of caring for and doting on ourselves can make huge shifts in the manifestation of our desires. Of how we create and allow our dream lives to unfold like magic.
You see, part of being a courtesan of life, of being in this fun, sensual, playful, powerful energy state that naturally attracts a life I absolutely love,
Is adorning myself. Is treating myself like the worthy, gorgeous queen I am. This often translates into applying makeup even if I never leave the house. Or using beauty products I enjoy. Or dressing in certain clothing.
Not because I have to. Not because I feel less than without my adornment but because my adornment is about celebrating and adoring myself. It is embodying the person I really am. Which IS a queen. A powerful sorceress of energy. A courtesan of life.
It is about creating a mood of what it is I enjoy and what I want to manifest more of in my life.
It is about focus.
Focus is powerful. (more…)
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Happiness isn’t really a CHOICE if some of your emotions are deemed wrong or inappropriate.
In those instances, happiness becomes the RIGHT choice and any negative emotions becomes a WRONG choice. And it is not freedom of choice if there are inherently right or wrong choices. ALL your feelings are valid. ALL your emotions are acceptable and right.
And from that place of understanding, we can make a true free choice about how we prefer to feel.
Wearing clothes you don’t really like. Doing jobs you would REALLY prefer not to. Eating foods you wish you weren’t. Living your day to day life in a way that feels like “URGH! This is NOT what I really want to do. This is NOT how I want to live my life”.
“This slightly (or hugely) dissatisfied, flat feeling, uninspired person is NOT WHO I REALLY AM!”
And you would be right.
It’s NOT who you really are.
And therein lies some powerful truth that can help you:
1. Feel better and more at peace with how things are in your here and now
and 2. Shift you focus so you can start to change things for the better.
Pull out some paper or a file on your phone or computer and try out this 3 ‘S’ process: State. Soothe. Shift.
Write down what is happening right now that isn’t how you want it to be, or a situation that comes up a lot. State what is happening and/or describe what emotional STATE you are in
Example – “Right now, I am having to clean my home in my spare time when there are SO many things I would rather be doing.”
– “I often worry and overthink money and about not having enough.”
– “I am feeling flat and uninspired.”
Write ‘AND’, and add some soothing, gentle, general responses to that which highlight the temporary, changeable nature of your here and now.
Example: “I often worry and overthink money and about not having enough and that’s OK. It’s where I am right now. It’s not big deal. It does pass. I don’t ALWAYS feel worried.”
Shift your focus onto who you really ARE. You see, the reason you feel crappy about ANYTHING is because it is out of alignment with the TRUTH of who you really are. You wouldn’t feel badly unless the real you wasn’t different to who you are being at this moment.
So, knowing this, add to your above statement’s “because who I really am is….”
Example: – “I often worry and overthink money and about not having enough and that’s OK. It’s where I am right now. It’s not big deal. It does pass. I don’t ALWAYS feel worried because who I REALLY AM, is a prosperous, wealthy, abundant woman. Who I really am is someone who is positive and trusting and at ease about money. “
– “I am feeling flat and uninspired and that is temporary and will change because who I really am is an intuitive, creative and productive being. Who I really am is a person who is connected to the stream of energy that makes up everything, and who is connected to an endless source of fun, interesting and good feeling ideas”
How you are feeling is OK. Where you are is all right and simply a step on your journey. Let the feeling of relief wash over you as you release needing to FIX what is happening right now.
Let the sensation of EASE and LIGHTNESS set in as you realize that your current feelings or situation is temporary and always changing in reflection of your current thoughts and beliefs.
Let the feeling of TRUTH and EMPOWERMENT sink in as you re-connected with the power of who you really are: An eternal, loved, worthy, powerful, creative being who can be/do/have anything you desire.
You can’t make positive changes when we are pushing back against and being annoyed at how we don’t want things to be.
I find this process super beneficial in both making peace with where I am (read: stopping the mental push back!) and connecting me with my real, higher self which then allows me to naturally choices that are more aligned with that.
P.S. We do fun and powerful process like this each day over on the (free) Living Alignment Facebook group, where we walk the talk of consciously creating lives we ADORE with ease, fun and flow. Come join us:https://www.facebook.com/groups/livingalignment/
What would you do if you knew your dreams were certain?
Done. Created. In existence. Coming. Sorted. Given.
What would you do? How would you feel? How would you BE?
You would relax. You would chill out. You would feel calm.You wouldn’t worry about whether what you desire will happen or not. You wouldn’t be concerned with how or when or where all you want would come from.. You would just feel sure. And excited. You would rest in the knowledge that all your dreams are DONE.
You would talk and think about whats coming because it feels fun and exciting to do so. You wouldn’t do it in order to MAKE what you want happen. You would just let yourself feel good in thinking about what is a SURE thing. You would focus on it because it feels great to do so.
You would enjoy your moment here and now. You would appreciate and take pleasure in the parts of your life that you currently feel positive about. You would accept the things that you feel more negatively about. Knowing that it is all part of the journey. Knowing that this is temporary and changing. You would let yourself love your life as it was. Because you might as well. It’s where you are. You know it’s going to change into more and more of how you desire it to be, so there is no need to feel impatient or resentful or worried about how things are. You might as well feel good. NOW.
You would do more of what feels enjoyable to you. You wouldn’t worry if what you do will lead to anything worthwhile because you KNOW what you want is coming, you don’t have to evaluate each and everything you do for what result it ‘ought to create. You would do things for the joy of them. For the thrill of them. For the fun of it.
You wouldn’t let anyone convince you that your dreams aren’t real or possible. You wouldn’t let how things look or what others have experienced impact on what you KNOW is created and coming for you. You would feel certain and sure. You would simply listen (or not) to what they have to say then promptly ignore their input and re connect with YOUR inner belief and knowing. You would put your blinders on and focus on your own path. You own creation.
Well, your dreams ARE certain. Done. Created. In existence. Coming. Sorted. Given.
You CAN feel that way if you choose to. You can live your life from a place of that knowing. And the cool thing is, when you do feel sure, relaxed, do things for the fun of it, focus on your own path, trust and chill, you are in the state of being that ALLOWS all that you desire to flow into your life.
Being in that knowing, sure, excited, eager, appreciative, good feeling vibration is what lets all that you have created on an energetic level, show up in your life at just the right time.
Choosing to feel that about your dream life is HOW you MANIFEST your dream life.
And you can practice feeling that way today.
- You could write a list of what you appreciate about your here and now.
- When a worried thought comes up, you could notice and say to yourself, “I don’t have to worry about this right now. I can choose to think about ANYTHING I want. And I choose to think about how nice my breakfast was today (insert any other easy, playful, nice subject)”
- You could write a list of what feels fun things that you could experience in your life. Not to MAKE them happen, but just for the good feeling of pondering them.
- You could say gentle things to yourself in your head like “this is just temporary” or “Everything is working out” or “I am doing OK, things are flowing and changing”
You could do any number of things that help YOU feel how it feels to know all you desire is known, created and being delivered.
And these steps may seem simple (and they are). This stuff IS simple. And it is powerful. YOU are powerful. Your power is in the ENERGY you bring. In the emotional state you cultivate.
For when you choose and create the belief that all you desire is done and coming,
All you desire can come AND you get to enjoy where you right now, as it does.
Hannah May x
It’s OK to make it easy on yourself. To let it be EASY to feel happy.
I know you are learning that can CHOOSE to be happy and you are practicing not NEEDING things to be a certain way in order to feel good.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t walk the easy path.
Doesn’t mean you can’t go for that swim or buy that thing or get that massage or say no to that social event or eat that food if it HELPS you to feel better.
You don’t have to just leave things as they ARE or do things you really don’t want to do because you think you SHOULD be able to just do them and make yourself feel happy no matter what.
TAKE THE EASY ROAD. Take the fun road. Take the pleasurable road.
Do what feels good! It’s OK! It’s OK to have preferences and things you DON’T like.
And it’s OK to choose to avoid those food or places or people or tasks that don’t lend to you feeling wonderful.
Of course, don’t KID YOURSELF that it’s the dress or the phone or the relationship or the different job or the superfood or the trip away that MAKES you feel amazing. That you MUST HAVE it in order to be happy.
Don’t TRAP YOURSELF into believing you NEED certain circumstances or objects to feel how you want to feel.
Don’t BE one of THOSE people who thinks they will be happy WHEN….. (more…)
I am a crazy person
If you could hear what goes on in my head, and sometimes you can cause I say it out loud to help me focus, you would think I was crazy.
I felt frustrated, discouraged, overwhelmed and hopeless. Thoughts rushed though my head, not happy ones! And they were getting more and more negative. They were extrapolating into other subjects.
Was time to turn that ship around! So I start picking other thoughts. I talk myself down off the negatively ledge. I get angry. That’s feels a bit better. I get annoyed. That feels a bit better than angry. I get pessimistic. That feels a bit better.
Now that I am there, more neutral thoughts are able to creep in. I feel a bit calmer. More accepting. I cry a little as the resistance releases. Now that I am a bit more clear headed, I physically get up and change location. I decide to drop letting the situation be a reason to not feel good. I decide I will not let a change of ‘plans’ or my child or my unhelpful beliefs be an EXCUSE for not being who I really am..
I read some uplifting posts. I speak out loud to myself, choosing which feels better out of two similar thoughts. I feel good now. Calm. Content. Relaxed. Happy. I snap a pic so I can share the crazy (and the cute double baby chin) and write a post because I am now feeling all inspired and productive.
From crap to BACK on track. From anger to tears to calm to happy.
Within 10 minutes.
A roller coaster ride. One that’s mostly fun. One that is thrilling.
Which is the point of a rollercoaster right? To be fun and thrilling. Exciting and enlivening.
MOST people would think that’s crazy to notice and feel and change your emotional state like that.
MOST find it WEIRD, the idea of doing the deliberate work of choosing your thoughts, therefore choosing your vibrational state and therefore choosing what you attract and how your life unfolds.
MOST people don’t DO that.
And MOST people aren’t all that happy.
So I choose to be crazy.
I choose to be weird
I choose to be happy.
I met my husband out of the blue. Through a series of synchronistic moments, we were brought together one night and have been together ever since.
Meeting Ben was easy and fun. It took no effort or TRYING to make it happen. It just unfolded perfectly. And our relationship continues to be full of love, fun and connection. He is (one of my) favourite manifestation stories.
The photo above is from one of our first dates
We often recount that evening and enjoy pondering all the different elements that needed to happen in order for us to meet. It’s mind boggling! Universal forces at work for sure.
People have asked me how I was able to meet someone so simply. What was it that I did that allowed what I desired to just SHOW UP in my life.
So I took the time to look back and reflect on what I did that helped me to manifest my wonderful man. (more…)
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.
Hannah May x
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.
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.