Blog

Alternative Approaches, Empowerment, Healing, Think and Grow Rich, Transformation, Uncategorized, Wellness

Pass On The Gift

I recently saw this and immediately thought of you the reader. I’m putting it here for you to read and reread whenever you need motivation
Setting Yourself FREE From A Life You Hate To Living a Life You Love: Pass On The Gift
Right now, there is a person in this world who is encountering the same grief you’ve gone through and they are desperate for comfort, for hope, and to hear words that assure them someone understands. They don’t know how they are going to make it through this. They don’t even know if they want to make it through this. All they know is that they are hurting and it seems the pain will never end. You can comfort them.
Right now, there is a person in this world who has just been deeply wounded in the same way you once were. They are feeling raw and vulnerable, angry at the world, wondering why it happened to them, just wishing their life would return to the way it was before, and so broken on the inside that healing seems an impossibility. You can help them heal.
Right now, there is a person in this world who is on the verge of making a mistake you once made. They have been traveling this path because there was no one there to guide them, to tell them a better way, and they are running full tilt toward the cliff’s edge with no warning signs. You can save them.
Right now, there is a person who has just experienced a major failure in their life. They are ashamed and embarrassed, trying to pretend it didn’t happen. They are about to quit on a dream because they think that the failure means they are a failure. They are feeling frustrated, discouraged, and defeated. You can encourage them.
Right now, there is a person who has just betrayed someone they love and they are alternating between self-loathing, denial, and hopelessness. They are afraid that nothing they could ever do would set things right. They hate looking in the mirror for fear of what they will see looking back at them. They are running from the truth because acknowledging it will require them to face up to what they’ve allowed themselves to become. You can confront them with compassion, restore their hope, and give them the strength to make the changes they must make in order to restore the relationship.
Your story, in its raw, naked, and unvarnished truth, can do all of that and more. It can pull someone who is considering suicide back from the edge. It can build bridges of peace, save lives, and literally write the world a better place. All you have to do is open up and let people in to those places and spaces of your life that you’ve been closing off until now.
Nothing that has happened to you in your life has to be wasted. Everything that you have, until now, hidden from sight in shame or in hoping that it would just go away can be transformed, repurposed, and reused to bring hope, healing, encouragement, strength, and compassion to those in need. Everything that has happened to you can become a gift that you pass on to others.
Every ounce of the darkness that you have undergone can become a light that shines so brightly that those who are lost can look to it and find their way, those who thought they were all alone can look to it and know that someone who understands them is near, and those seeking wisdom will find it and be set free of their fear.
It won’t be easy. I won’t lie. The road will be long and the journey at times exhausting, but in the work you do will be a joy and a peace that nothing else in life can bring. You will know that you are doing work that you were truly meant to do. You will know that every moment of your life is infused with meaning and purpose. You will have no fear about people discovering who you really are because you will be telling them and living it openly, honestly, and without artifice.
You will be set free of the burdens of guilt and shame, released from feeling the need to lie and deceive in order to be loved, and while you will still experience pain, sorrow, and grief, you will know that none of those things can work against you. All of them will work for you, helping you to achieve your goals of writing the world a better place. All of them will give you new stories to tell, new people to reach, and new perspectives to offer.
This is your call. This is your opportunity to enter that hero’s journey. This is your opportunity to step into the power that is yours and yours alone to offer the world. Will you do it? The world is waiting.
Wellness

A moment of change

Life is a journey that always unfolds something new. As if the swiftness of time passes by me, experiences bring about so much change that makes reason stare at times.

Being out in nature in the Northwest, I glance around within the wind blowing through the trees. Many times, I’ve found myself watching the clouds roll by like flocks of birds in the far distance passing by. Oh what a sight!

The rains come swiftly upon my window pane. Wind blows like scattered rain clouds, here and there in a swirl.

What joy, what fun, what play could show up? What else is possible?

The swiftness of time will tell, what comes about when its time. So for now, I shall go with the flow and embrace all of life, moment by moment.

Wellness

Decision: At The Cross Roads

Changing my name was one of the most important decisions I have made in my life.

       How could I have known a chance encounter with a friend would change my life forever? My friend Alexi (from years ago), surprised me when she announced her decision to change her name. There was a spark in her eyes and I noticed a new air of confidence that ignited my curiosity. This was especially meaningful because, here I was, considering changing my name again!

Before we parted, she suggested that I contact the Society of Kabalarians, who are experts in understanding the relationships of mathematics to language and how our names create our patterns of thinking, as well as the types of people and events that we likely attract. At first, I kind of shrugged it off; I was skeptical.

Then, after some time, I began thinking about the choices I’d made for my name, and I vividly recalled one experience that has led up toward making a decision about changing my name. I was a member of a community choir, and one night during rehearsal, we sang a song that included the words, “Sing your name!” The choir director spontaneously suggested, “Wouldn’t it be great if everyone got to sing his or her name?” This comment deeply resonated inside me because I’d never thought about what a big difference there is between saying your name as compared to singing your name. And while this thought was rolling around in my head, the choir director chose three people to sing her or his name. These individuals were glowing with pride as they sang their name. I was glad that she didn’t choose me. At the time, I was feeling uncomfortable about my name which is why I was in the process of deciding upon a new one.

Later that night, I went home and thought about all the names I’ve used. I’ve changed my name three times! Yet, I still didn’t fully and completely relate to any of the ones I had or chose. I asked myself, “What name would feel ‘just right’ if I were to sing that name to myself before I went to sleep at night?” At that moment, I intuitively understood that I could only live with a name that would give me a sense of contentment, especially when I was singing it. This realization brought tears to my eyes.

Prior to this experience, my mind kept going back and forth, trying to answer the question, “What’s in a name?” Little did I realize that, sometime later, my mind would also be stimulated by other people’s thoughts about my choosing a new name. Several people had already commented – something to the effect of, “Your original name is just as beautiful as any other you might choose.” I had mixed feelings when I heard this kind of comment because, most of the time, I felt like my original name never really suited me; nor did it matched-up with my true inner nature. Sometimes, the whole thing seemed to weight heavy on me, and I just wanted to forget all about this “name-changing stuff” and the internal struggles I was experiencing because of it.

That night, as I was trying to figure out what name I could comfortably go to bed singing, I felt an impulse to contact the Society of Kabalarians, those name-balancing experts. Something was pushing me to overcome my past skepticism.

I felt that I might get some measure of relief if I contacted the Society of Kabalarians as they should understand my concerns, especially with my previous unsuccessful past name changes. I anticipated it might prove to be a profound experience to have a Kabalarian consultant, who has never met me, be able to describe my thinking patterns based upon their principle that links language and mathematics through the name. I was already aware that none of us thinks without language, so I was totally intrigued by the Kabalarians’ claim to be able to accurately describe how mathematics is linked to letter and how both mathematics and language influences us. The Kabalarians believe there is measurable logic to letters that make-up a name, and that every name has its own particular energy vibration, its own harmony – like notes in a musical scale.

These thoughts caused me to become even more curious about “What’s in a name,” and how the letters in my name influence my patterns of thinking; so, I contacted the Society of Kabalarians and ordered a Name Report (NR). The NR defined how my first and last names have influenced and molded my personality in relationship to my birth path and, in fact, my entire life! Could this be true? I was overwhelmed! Nevertheless, I persevered; I made up my mind and ordered a list of recommended names that would be personally suited to my inner nature. Some part of me was playing “private investigator,” and that part of me wanted to prove something, regardless of my skepticism and regardless of what I did or didn’t understand.

I decided to take the opportunity to play-around with this list of names and see how I felt about the different mind-set that each name would bring about, a mindset that would be different from what I’ve ever considered before. It would be like trying on several outfits at a clothing store in order to see what feels right. When it came time for a final decision on which name to choose, I thought it might be useful, as part of my decision-making process, to have some supportive friends share their impressions about the names I was considering.

At the same time, I was also reflecting on my experiences. Thoughts about various names were constantly running through my mind; “This one fits, in some way,” or “No way!” My mind was continuously trying to find a name that was comfortable and harmonious.

Interestingly enough, though, as soon as I started thinking about and trying-on various names, I received a phone call, out-of-the-blue, from my father – as if he knew something was up, yet didn’t really know for sure. We talked about a whole bunch of things, but finally, at the end of our short conversation, I broke the news to him that I was planning to change my name toward one that I felt better suited me. He couldn’t fully understand why I was changing my name, all he could say was ” It doesn’t really matter. You’re still the same person.” I give him credit for recognizing that I am, still, who I am. But I think he’s willing to accept that I’m becoming a new person.

Finally, after all my mind-thrashing and taking input from my true and dear friends, I legally changed my name. This time, I’d chosen a more mathematically balanced name that harmonizes with my inner nature; and, this time I could feel a definite change in my inner-being. I had a surreal feeling; a sensation running through my body as if I’d had an energy “face-lift.” Over a very short period of time, I was able to notice how my thought patterns seemed to alter the outcomes of my experiences. There were even noticeable changes in my health, my mental stability, and less intensity of challenges, overall. Anything I set out to do towards mental, emotional, physical wellness, speeded up more freely.

It is a relief to feel so much more at home in my skin. Life didn’t seem to be so much of a struggle as it used to be. I began to recognize that when I had been going back and forth between names, it was creating more confusion, as opposed to sticking with one name.

And here’s how I finally decided upon a name after great deal of contemplations: It came in a dream, like magic! I was dreaming of a friend. My friend was walking, saying hello, and calling me by the name, Callie. In the dream, and even afterward, when I heard that name being spoken, I felt a surge of joy welling-up in my spirit, and the joy became effervescent laughter. Even before this dream experience, every time I’d practiced using the name, Callie, I would laugh inside, like it was a really funny joke! Joke or not, the name gave me joy! After the dream, I could no longer deny that the name, Callie was a truly special match.

Ever since I made this important decision, I’ve continued to reap benefits and success in all I have set to accomplish: Progress in personal growth. Things have come my way naturally without struggles of the past in progressive ways in one way or another. It’s easier to maintain staying healthy, having mastery of health. My ability with speech and communication has dramatically improved as well.

What a treasure it is to be called by my name “Callie”.

Wellness

Infinite Possibilities

To cherish life is to embrace wellness.

To embrace wellness, is to feel grateful.

To feel grateful, is to release the unresolved emotions.

To resolve emotions, is to forgive the inner critic.

To forgive the inner critic, is to appreciate what matters most.

To appreciate what matters most, is to embody and radiate unconditional love.

To radiate unconditional love, is to discover what brings you joy.

Wellness

The winding road of my journey…

The winding road of my journey, has led me to continue exploring, from within, to understand the fundamental laws of developing individuality for expansion and growth for a greater purpose.

Over the past several months,  curiosity, has progressively been my saving grace!  Have you ever wondered how being on a chase for something you desired, of how much of a contribution it’s been to simply “be” curious?

The gifts of curiosity enabled me to further challenge my potential,  igniting faith and trust with infinite possibilities. A sea of ideas to question everything, has been a part of my way of life. Since the later part last summer, I went from having explored the path of utilizing learned alternative tools that helped me evolve, as well as having help along the way,  desiring to share in exchange as well as reaching out to others, to retreating again to seek within for the next steps. Curiosity led me to taking a 12 week Ultimate Success Masterclass program by Natalie Ledwell,  which contributed to my taking inspired actions that involved creating my own mind movie as a contribution to manifest desires. That actually catapulted me to come face to face with a profound realization, an answer to my being so upset with current circumstances, that I was then guided to start paying attention to Bob Proctor’s teachings, thus I began studying  the success of others in the book, “Think and Grow Rich.” Obviously it was a matter of time to have a breakthrough of seeing beyond challenging oppositions, to recognizing this grand opportunity steps to overcome unresolved inner reactions. Interestingly, I had been familiar with pioneering thought leaders, motivational speakers and authors before. Nonetheless, curiosity was also my nature to be the observer, knowing deeply that just about anything is possible. This was strengthening my faith to go beyond my comfort zone. It’s become clear to me that another chief aim of mine, for fun, has naturally been to earn a Masters or Ph.D in Personal Development from life experiences for a greater purpose.

The winding road through twist and turns of unlearning, self nurturing, forgiveness, study, questioning everything, master minding with like-minded others, open-mindedness, exploring what else is possible yet to be discovered, and re-learning in my experiences have continued on from here, along with making many new connections or friends,  ever-expanding and growing.

Wonderful new doors of opportunity have been coming. After attending a motivational event by Author Les Brown, and from that I signed up to take a workshop on being a successful speaker, and a writers workshop designed by Gerry Robert. And so, my book writing is in process. Lastly, it is the chase of curiosity that is helping me unravel more to learn from, which involves reinventing my life in various areas. I’m so grateful for everything and everyone that has contributed in being a part of my path, and I’m so delighted to being a part of others life in some way progressively.