These pictures were taken less than 6 months apart. Less than 6 months ago I was sitting freezing my butt off in an unheated office in a school in the ugliest city I could imagine. I felt like my soul was shrinking and being happy and postive was hugely challenging. Four months ago, the day I was flying to Thailand for a holiday I discovered my boss wasn't going to pay me and had never had any intention of doing so. I quickly packed as much as I could in my small bag and borded a one way flight to Chiang Mai. How did I get from that hateful cold place to being here in this incredible beautiful place beyond my dreams (Da Nang, Vietnam if you're wondering) ? HEALING. Then more healing. Changing the deepest inner beliefs about myself. Constantly digging for the ways/ beliefs and programs that constantly sabotage me and make life so difficult.. My life is still far from perfect and I still don't have all the answers but it is getting so much better and easier because I never give up, I never hide from the scary stuff and I always always ask for help when I need it and when you ask it is given. How much could your life change in 6 months if you chose to heal the parts of you that you don't even know are sabotaging you yet? Book a session with me and let's find out! https://calendly.com/letsfindjoy/thetasession
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Given my work, I know tons of people and as someone who leans towards the extroverted side, I like people (most of the time). However I'm increasingly aware that what I'm missing are the soulful connections. I'm not sure if it's because I no longer have either a life partner or best friend. I miss the people who see me as I am and not how they imagine me to be. I need and want to be seen in the real moments of life, the messy and imperfect. We all need to be seen and not for the surface. #midlifemusings#soulwork#soulconnection#seeme#bgimchronicles
This time last year, I was going to the hospital to get a PICC line put in my left arm for a 7 week IV treatment, cancelling a trip to Tahoe, and needing to relearn how to do basic life tasks like take a shower. I was winded from walking more than a few steps, skin and bones from not being able to eat much of anything, cysts covering my whole face, eyes cloudy, brain foggy and feeling pretty darn hopeless. Just a quick life update for you about this moment in 2019: It's Friday (and a long weekend is right around the corner). We are back to the bluebird skies here in Denver after an external feeling stretch of rain, snow and gray skies. I published my book one week ago from today and so far 60 copies are out there in the hands of incredible humans worldwide (can we make it to 100 before next week?!). My heart is happy. My soul is full. And I'm all smiles. It's hard to notice the healing taking place in the moment. But, one year later and my while I still have #lyme and the nasty co-infections that come along with it, I'm feeling pretty damn #morethanlyme. A deeper reflection post is coming but for now, this is all I have for you ❤️ oh and...if you are healing physically, emotionally, or mentally go grab a copy of my book. It has touched the hearts of those with chronic illness, those mourning the loss of loved ones or self, those navigating the hearterenching waters of separation or divorce, those on a soul work journey of their own, and those on their yoga mats guided by their teachers. This book is dedicated to women but truly for any human heart that is healing. Link is in my bio. And everyone, thank you for sticking by my side through the really dark times so we can dance together and celebrate moments like these. I love you all so much! - - - - - #healingjourney#chronicillness#chroniclyme#lymewarrior#author#iammore#morethanlyme#bestsellerslist#poetrybywomen#celebratingthismoment#reflect#soulmoments#gratitude#consciouscreator#empowerothers
#dailydivination 👁 #tarot //The Devil\\ • • • The Devil's message invites you to be cautious and extra mindful of where you are giving your attention. Today's energy can bring up temptation and regression. The Devil symbolizes your inner weaknesses, and wants to hold you down and hold you back from making progress. This can be seen in a variety of forms, depending on what is most appealing to you. Be especially careful of your thoughts and self-talk at this time. The Devil is that negative Nancy voice in your head that tells you you're not good enough or smart enough. Quite simply he has nothing kind to say. 🚫 • • • The silver lining is that you have the ability to overcome these distractions. Having the awareness to distinguish between what is really true for you and what is negative energy. This is the true test The Devil brings. It's ok to feel however you feel, but you don't need to act on it. Allow what tempts you to be your guide in showing you what still needs work, what need extra boundaries, etc. Let's also visit the saying, "The Devil's in the details." Catch yourself before you become obsessive with anything, even something that is good for you, such as working out, doesn't need your attention 24/7. Separate your soul self, your loving natural self from the part of your ego that is looking for gratification. Even though we all have room to improve it's important to act from a place that you already know you're enough and worthy instead of letting outside circumstance determine that for you.
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When up close you may notice certain details, they may really stand out to you. They may draw you in or send you a step back. I like to take steps back to observe things objectively. I appreciate the perspectives that can be reached by taking myself, my responses or reactions out of the equation. When we’re too close to a situation, we can’t see the big picture. Be the observer today, watch, notice, wait to respond from a place that has collected more information. The fear you initially feel may have nothing to do with what’s coming up in your immediate experience. You could be experiencing a trigger from something in the distant, intangible past. Like the bear in the second photo, you may not even notice it’s there, it’s just moving along in the background (subconscious), doing its thing. But, it’s there and we’re responding to any fear we feel from its presence. If you are the observer, you can find ways to accept the presence of the bear and even embrace its beauty. You can retrain the neural pathways in the brain and create a new response to stress. You can support the nervous system and engage the parasympathetic response. It takes time and courage because it doesn’t happen in one sitting. You’ve gotta do the work. . . . . . #shamanicpractitioner#honoringthesacred#soulwork#vocaltoning#traumarecovery#trauma#anxiety#selflove#energymedicine#energyhealing#raiseyourvibrations#eaglemedicine#bearmedicine#loveyourself#soundtherapy#tibetansingingbowl#nervoussystem#support
I am such a sucker for deep talks and heart connections. I want to know what sets your soul on fire and generates those ripples of energy that pulsate through your body and hear what makes you feel most alive. I want you to share with me what caused you that grief you push down so deeply and maybe even won't admit to yourself that it's still there I want to sit with you when you are moments away from exploding in anger and I want you to know that it's ok to release it safely. That what you feel is never wrong or bad. It's beautifully human. I want to know everything that makes you, you It's in these conversations and connections that I see into your soul and what an absolute privilege and gift that is . . . . #lenajoybarrett
The energy is real heavy at the moment. There’s quite a bit happening not just on a collective level but in the cosmos as well with the planets. Some major life cycles are ending for a lot of us. Especially coming off of the Scorpio Full Moon we just had. Scorpio is about death/rebirth and transformation. It’s about digging deep. I keep hearing “cleaning out the closet” We also seem to be going through a deep healing, with a lot of us doing inner child work. Seeing and unearthing things that stem back from childhood about our insecurities and the false conclusions we drew about ourselves at that time that we’ve carried into adulthood and ultimately healing the way we speak,act and treat that inner child. Be patient,kind and forgiving to yourself. Your trauma is valid and you are always safe,loved and protected. We’re all in this together! Much love 💕🙏☮️⭐️ #energy#collectiveenergy#innerchildwork#deephealing#healing#trauma#liftingtheveil#patient#kind#compassion#love#kindness#forgiveness#selfcare#transformation#transmutingenergy#soulwork
The first thing I teach all of my students is meditation. The majority of the time the first thing they tell me – I’ve tried and I can’t quite my mind. Meditation isn’t for me. ✨My first response – “just pause.”✨ ✨My second response “pause again & focus your mind on consciously breathing & relaxing.”✨ Our lives are constantly on the move – we never stop. Our to-do’s, our time, our family—everything is going through our minds and it never stops. Don’t put the pressure on yourself that meditation should a certain amount of time or accomplished a certain way. A few minutes each morning can change your mindset and mood for the entire day. It can reconnect you with a sense of oneness. This connection will deepen during these moments as you intentionally establish contact within your body, mind and soul. Remember during meditation if your mind starts to take off – redirect yourself back to your breathing & relax. Stop focusing on all the reasons you can’t or don’t meditate and just start💫
I’m so thankful. Thankful for you, my family, & my friends. Throughout your day today, find a couple minutes to tell someone you love them, & you appreciate them. We get so caught up in the craziness of life and how fast everything is moving we don’t take a second to just be thankful for the life we live and the people in it. #happyfriday#gratitude Comment “ ❤️” if you’re taking the responsibility today to show some love to someone close to you.
Last week I went to a really amazing event with @bewellmel in Nashville and she guided us through meditation and techniques to create vision boards. I’m actually a huge fan of vision boards, and have even done my own events online in The Happy Love Project Facebook Group to create digital ones. This one though... is a piece of art! And... as always, when you are open to it, the universe gives you what you need to hear. Recently, I have been struggling with “fun” and I brought the topic up in therapy. My therapist asked me, “what did you do for fun when you were little?” I couldn’t remember. So I asked my mom, just before going to the vision board event, what I loved to do for fun when I was little. Both of us immediately remembered that I played with Barbies. And that I loved HER vintage Barbie. The one with the striped bathing suit. That Barbie was a treasure that lived in a special box in my mama’s closet and I could play with it on special occasions. Two hours after reminiscing with my mom, that same Barbie was staring up at me from a random magazine page. So, of course she had to be highlighted on my vision board to represent a return to fun. 💕 This summer, I am focusing on fun. Like real, honest to goodness FUN. Tony, the boys and I are all creating our list of fun things to do. So far it has ranged from going to Ruby Falls in Chattanooga, to making ice cream, to drinking flavored water, to having water balloon fights, to making sand castles on the beach, to cooking meals, to seeing Hamilton in NYC. What’s your favorite ways to have fun? Tell me in the comments below... And if you want to join me on the quest to have more fun, drop an emoji in the comments too. 💜💃👯♀️🕺🏻
"Culturally we are also suffering from the breakdown of patriarchy. Feminist thought properly criticizes the oppression of women on the part of long-standing male domination, but that political patriarchy is not the patriarchy of the soul. Patri-archy means absolute, profound, archetypal fatherhood. We need a return of patriarchy in its deepest sense, because to vacillate between embracing symptomatic and oppressive fathering on one side and criticizing it on the other gets us nowhere. In that divisiveness we will never find the spirit of fatherhood that we need both as a society and in our individual lives..." Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore. #psychotherapy#transpersonal#quotes#careofthesoul#soul#soulwork#beyondthebinary#integralapproach#feminism#patriarchy#themiddleway
The quickest way to shift your thoughts and attitude from lack and fear to abundance and love is to be grateful. Gratitude automatically changes how you view life. So if you're complaining about anything or anyone, stop and find something to be grateful for. Remember, gratitude = great attitude!
Appreciate your journey; the good, the bad, the mistakes - all of it. It has led you to where you are now and it can catapult you to where you want to be if you let it. The bad experiences didn't kill you. You're still here. The mistakes didn't stop you. The good made you better. Keep learning the lessons, growing through life and becoming a stronger, wiser and more capable version of you.
I've learned this lesson in my own life... The only way to prosper is to allow yourself to receive all good things into your life. You can wish for it, hope for it, pray for it, believe for it, and even "name it and claim it," but at some point when it shows up you have to allow it to be and simply receive.
The world needs what you have to offer. Believe it or not, people are praying for that product or service you have within you. They want it and they need it. Unleash it! Don't wait for perfect circumstances because they may never be perfect. Simply start. The more you work your vision the more you'll perfect it along the way. Don't be afraid to unleash it!
Our lives are not exempt from challenges! But it's okay. We can overcome with our FAITH! We only need to trust God, believe, stand boldly, and take the necessary action to overcome. Trusting that God is with us every step of the way!
Many people are bound by themselves. They set boundaries and limits that prevent them from truly being who they are destined to be? You must know that you are free already. And if you are free then why are you seemingly bound? Un-think those limiting thoughts. Un-believe those limiting beliefs. Un-feel those limiting feelings. Challenge what you think, believe and feel on a daily bases. Unlock your higher self and your highest potential and be free! You are worth it and you deserve it!
You don't have to remain broken. You can be healed and whole again. Chose your healing and wholeness above all else. Make it your priority. This means you'll have to #chooseyou over the people and conditions that bring you pain. Also, take daily actions that will empower you in becoming healed and whole again.
One of my old pastors used to say, "God lives in a continuous now." There is no time in Spirit. When we can focus on NOW, it will eliminate the fears we take on regarding what's "going to happen." It's important that we not only live in the now, we must also speak in the now as NOW is a perfect reflection of Spirit. Be it now. Speak it now. Think it now. Live it now. Give it now. Sow it now. Love it now. Release it now. Forgive it now. Resolve it now. This is the Holy Instant.