Hello my friends! In my last blog I mentioned that I am starting to live more from my heart space rather than my head space. I have certainly utilized my head a whole lot to move through my life, and it has served me well to a certain point. I like organization to a degree, yet my mind likes to think strategically and abstractly at the same time. Yeah, there is a lot going on up here! *points at head*
But at this time in my life, I’ve been called to really let go of what my head wants and I am being asked to feel more. When I say I am called, I mean that I have been experiencing this deep inner sensation around my heart that is asking to be heard. It tells me the old ways of living in this body, in this world, is no longer serving or contributing to the life I am building.
“I am restless. Things are calling me away.
My hair is being pulled by the stars again.”
– Anais Nin
I believe we all have souls, and each one of us has a distinct purpose. But to even begin to tackle purpose or emotions, we have to clear away this debris of conditioning. We are beautifully human and yet we have adopted these skins of illusion that prevent us from living lives deeply connected to ourselves and to one another.
How many of us want the finer things in life, and to live with passion and purpose, yet keep finding ourselves feeling miserable, or “meh” or that we just aren’t there yet (and wondering if we ever will get there)? What we really need is a perspective makeover.
What’s more interesting is at the mere mention of wanting to DO better and BE better, instead of getting support from others, I have been met with resistance. You want to know what that tells me? The people who can’t love and support me for doing what makes me happy are projecting their own fears and insecurities. This goes right along with the statement of “misery loves company.”
The more I look around and find this opposition, the more I’m inspired to DO and BE. This is not really an ego thing but an invitation. If you can step into who you really are, unapologetically, then by you just being, you inspire others to do the same. What better way to serve than by being who you really are at the soul level; integrating how you show up in the world and with all those who cross your path?
With all that said, how do we begin to live our lives from a heart-centered space? We build our self-awareness, we flex our integrity muscle and we, in spite of fear, commit to LOVE.
Here are four things I have started to implement again in my life that I think will benefit anyone.
It’s time to make changes and to allow my heart to take the wheel. How about you?
1. Journal. Every single day. I spoke on my earlier blogs about Morning Pages. Do them. Let’s start tapping into the subconscious mind and identifying these skins you have been wearing so you can finally shed them.
2. Mirror work. This may sound weird but, look into a mirror and into your eyes and tell yourself, “I love you.” See how that feels. The first time I did this a few years ago, I remember distinctly feeling like I wanted to jump out of my skin. That alone was very telling. It was the beginning of the road toward real self-love and acceptance. Remember, this is all a process. I am still working on me so now is as good a time as any for you to begin the process.
3. Gratitude. Be mindful each day of a few things you are thankful for. No matter the war and chaos that is happening around you or in your mind, can you find something to be grateful for? These are your true riches.
4. Pamper yourself. I am clearly starting to do this more. While this can be getting a mani/pedi, it could also mean taking yourself on a date. Or setting aside time to read that book you’ve wanted to start. Regardless of what this means for you, start doing the things you want to do on your own, and loving the company you bring. This will make you feel happy and confident and bring a glow to your energy no one can mistake.
I invite you to gift yourself this season with loving yourself truly! This means doing the work while honoring and respecting the process. We are all on a journey, friends! Enjoy the gooey-ness of being human and all that it entails.
Love to you all! xoxo <3