Letting Go

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Many people spend their entire lives believing that they are controlled by outside forces.

  • That they are bound by worry.
  • That they are bound by resentment.
  • That they are bound by something that happened in childhood.

The Truth is that thoughts don’t hold us, we hold thoughts.  We bind them to us like a cloak.  We wear our stories as if we ARE the story.  Often fearful of who we would be if we no longer carried them.

I held on tight to the story of my son’s Grand Entrance for 7 years.  It was painful, scary and kept me stuck.  I could bring up all of the fearful, hopeless thoughts complete with rapid heart beat and sweaty palms in an instant.  The darkness finally became so unbearable that I gathered all the courage I had and I let it go.  I dropped it.  And, my life became easier.  In fact, my life is now better than I ever thought it could be.

The Truth is that we have complete control over our thoughts.  We have the power to choose which thoughts we will entertain.  We have the power to refuse to give into the story.  We have the power to return again and again to the mindset that we are free to think what we choose.

We have the power to change our thoughts about a story

  • that will in turn change our feelings
  • that will in turn change our actions
  • that will in turn change the results we experience in life

Today’s mantra:  I AM in control of my thoughts.

 

Discover. Empower. Balance.

Wishing you well,

Tracy

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Shining Your Light

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Are you shining your light?  I mean really shining the light of who you truly are?

If you’re not sure, take a close look at your life.  What you are attracting?

Take a look at the people, the opportunities, the ideas that come your way.  Are they reflective of who you are deep down at the core of your being?

Do you even know who you are at the core of your being?  Do you know what your core values are?  If not, ask yourself this question.  At the end of your life.   What will matter most?

Maybe you know exactly what your core values are.  Are your actions in line with them?  Or is there some disharmony there?

What could you do to align your actions with your core values?  What is one action you could take today?

Try this:

  • Fold a piece of paper in half
  • Make a list of core values on the left
  • Edit them. Cross out the ones that aren’t really yours.  (many of our values are acquired from childhood, relationships, society)
  • For each core value, write down an action step to support that core value on the right.  Ex. If family is a core value, your action step may be to secure family time on your calendar
  • Choose one core value and take that action step

So, start aligning Mama.  Your light will begin to shine brilliantly once your actions align with your core values.  Let your children witness the brilliance of their #1 model.  It will give them permission to shine too.

 

Wishing you well,

Tracy

 

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You are right!

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Life is interesting isn’t it?  The yin and yang of this human experience.

Light and dark

Good and bad

Possible and impossible

We are conditioned to believe that it has to be one way or another.  But, what if what we are telling ourselves is not true?

It was Henry Ford who once said “whether you think you can or you think you can’t you’re right.”

What if we could see the good in the bad?

Shine the light on the dark?

Create the possible out of the perceived impossible?

As rigorous as life becomes at times, we can always count on the fact that the sun always rises.

What if we were to clear our limiting beliefs simply by changing our thoughts about any circumstance that comes our way?

Think about the power in that.  And, realize that you have that power within you.

What brings you life?

If you didn’t think something was impossible, what would you do?

Write that book?

Make that phone call?

Love more fully?

Ask yourself “What can I do today?”  And, do it!

 

Wishing you well,

Tracy

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Patterns

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Did you know that we have close to 60,000 thoughts a day?  Some of them are just bizarre, most of them are the same thoughts we had yesterday and most of those are negative.  They are the very thoughts that create our human suffering.  They create our worry, fear, anger, sadness…

Negative thoughts are patterns, habits.  The mind loves patterns.  These patterns eventually become limiting beliefs that can rob us of our joy if we let them.

Thoughts create Feelings.

Feelings create Actions.

Actions create Results.  What our life is like.

Good news!  We have complete control over our thoughts.  In fact, it is the only thing we do have complete control over.  It takes constant practice.  Like working a muscle.  But it is as simple as replacing the negative thoughts with positive, empowering ones.  Simple but not easy, that is.

It helps to have a list of replacement thoughts.  A list of thoughts we can turn to when the negative ones creep in, as they are prone to do.

Try this:

  1. WRITE:  Fold a piece of paper in half the long way.  On the left make a list of 10 negative thoughts and on the right make a list of positive, empowering thoughts that you can use to replace the negative ones.
  2. PAUSE: When you notice a negative thought, pause and re-frame  it.  Insert one of the new, empowering thoughts.
  3. PRACTICE, practice, practice

It’s all about noticing what you’re noticing.  Noticing that you are having a negative thought is progress, my friends!  It’s the first step in changing a habit.  So celebrate it and keep noticing.

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A Brand New Baby Day

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Morning.  Early Morning.  Before my family wakes.  Is my favorite time of day.

In the quiet stillness.  The dawn of a new day of life.

It’s my time.  To fill my cup.  To feed my mind, my body and my soul.

It isn’t always easy, this rising and shining.  Many mornings I just don’t feel like leaving a delightful dream, the comfort of my bed, the warmth of my husband next to me.  But I have made a commitment to myself.  To my own self-care.  For making more time in the day just for me.

I am always rewarded.  Always grateful.  That I thought enough of me to give myself this gift of a morning.

My morning ritual has changed here and there.  With the needs of my soul.  With the season of my life.  With whatever I may be dabbling in at the time.  But the elements are pretty much the same.  They feed me, sustain me, give me the strength I sometimes need to move through my day.

My Absolute YES!

  1. A Brisk Walk to connect with nature and my own physical form
  2. Yoga to reunite my mind, body and soul
  3. Meditation to harmonize with my own life essence
  4. Gratitude to align myself with the generosity of the Universe
  5. Dreaming to explore the endless possibilities that are available to me

A new day.

A fresh start.

How glorious!

I can choose, this day, to see the world differently.

 

Wishing you well,

Tracy

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