You Are Worthy

Yesterday I participated in a live online event where the host was teaching how to do intuitive drawing. After creating our color code chart (what each color means to you personally), one of the exercises we did was a Law of Attraction drawing. We were guided through a meditation to envision that all the things we wanted to attract into our lives were within our grasp, and then to fill ourselves with gratitude. And when we were ready, with our eyes closed, to reach for a pencil and draw whatever our intuition guided us to draw. The whole process was done with eyes closed – no knowing what color we were using or how things were arranged on the page.

When the exercise was finished, I opened my eyes and this is what I saw.

LOAintuitivedrawing

That was pretty much what I saw in my mind’s eye with eyes closed, but what really shocked me was the colors.

Here is what I had written down as my color code prior to this exercise:
Brown: Dull, Ugly, Invisible, Low Self-Esteem, Unworthy
Gray: Lost, Confused, Floating along, Detached
Pink: Sweet, Love, Tender, Gentle, Soft, Cuddly, Childlike, Innocence

What my inner self was showing me in this drawing was that, when it came to bringing things into my life that I dearly wanted, the overlying AND underlying feelings were that I didn’t deserve it! WOW.

And yet, there is this little ball of loving light deep inside me. It’s trying to tell me that I am good. That I am pure and perfect and worthy.

I think my drawing is actually (unfortunately) very universal among us women. I think far too many of us wear this heavy you-are-not-worthy cloak, passed down from generation to generation. And each time we encounter a difficult life situation, an unbalanced relationship, ANYTHING that brings us down, another patch is added to the cloak. It gets heavier and heavier and continues to deplete our personal value.

Unless and until we stop allowing it to.

I felt so sad to see those colors on my drawing. And I will not accept them as being my permanent story. Because I am good. I am pure and perfect and worthy.

For the past few weeks, I have been working on a project I will be launching soon. Similar to an e-course, it will be a 3.5-week program that will lead you through a process to achieve your dreams. If you have ever missed out on opportunities, shied away from accomplishing goals, if you feel disconnected from your life, or like life is passing you by, or if you simply want more from life, listen up! These are all symptoms of a deep-seated feeling of unworthiness! If you feel or have felt any of these things, this e-QUEST is for you.

To find out right away when my “Ignite Your Dreams” quest is launched so you can get more information and register, pop your name and email address into the form on the right side of this page, or click here:
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You are good. You are pure and perfect and worthy. You are LOVED!

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Just for Kicks and Giggles

Just because. That's why.

An old (and very dear) friend dropped by yesterday and passed the day gabbing with me. She is a total hoot – one of the boldest, most unabashed people I know. She embodies some of my most revered values – playfulness, silliness, and making the most of a moment. You know those “I don’t know why I did it, but one time I…” occasions? She shared with me a few entertaining anecdotes of her own – times when she did something “just because.”

I love that. Grabbing those instances connects you to the here and now. They break up monotony and boredom, and even tension and aggravation. They splash color into drab days. Even if they aren’t exhilarating or adrenaline-pumping actions, they get you out of your head and into your body. They make you feel alive!

There are countless opportunities each day for random, silly, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants acts. They don’t have to be extravagant, they don’t have to be time-consuming, and they don’t have to cost a thing.

Countless opportunities, I tell you!

I would love to hear from you. What have you done, or will you do today to make today unique from yesterday? Please comment in the “Speak Your Mind” box below.

If you need a little inspiration, please check out my free gift: “A Month of Kicks and Giggles.” This is a downloadable pdf with 30 random, silly, or fun things you can do to add a dash of interest to your days.
You can find it here.

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The no-effort, no-cost, no-brainer way to be present

Yesterday, Day-After-Launch Day, was a day of rest for me. I’d known for weeks that my body, brain, and soul needed a break, but I kept pushing. Yesterday was full of signs telling me, “s-l-o-w      d-o-w-n.”

This morning I wasn’t sure how to proceed with the day. I didn’t feel ready to jump back into the way I had been, but I wanted to be at least somewhat productive. I sat down and did a quick meditation, asking, “What do I need to focus on today?” An image came to my mind – a blanket spread out in the grass of my front yard, my laptop, a notepad, and a pen on the blanket. I was being guided to spend a little time working outside today. Fabulous!

While I was getting myself ready, I let my “human” side argue. “The lawn care company just sprayed a few days ago. Is it safe? What if I can’t get Internet connection out there? What if the laptop battery gets low?” Answers kept coming to resolve all of my concerns, and I had to kind of laugh at myself – why was I trying to come up with problems to this?

So I listened to the guidance.

blanket in grass

As I worked, I heard the birds and the breeze. I felt the sun on my head and the grass under my bare toes. I realized how completely present I felt, and how happy and relaxed. Being out of the house also helped me focus on my project. And I realized then that being outside, sitting on the ground, in the grass was the simplest, quickest way to slow down and reconnect with yourself and the world around you; a no-cost, no-brainer way to be present in the Here & Now.

I’d love to hear from you all – did you spend some time outdoors today? How did it feel?

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When is it time to quit?

A couple of people mentioned yesterday that the timing of my business launch spoke directly to them because they had been struggling with their jobs – not feeling like it was the right place for them and not what they are here to do. This is, oh, so familiar to me as I was able to pry the claws of my former j-o-b from around my neck only a couple months ago.

I wanted to share a couple of things, because I know there are throngs of people out there feeling the same pain.

The first is a status I put on facebook in December 2013:
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This one is from a post I wrote in a separate blog in January 2014:

“I am in the midst of one of the scariest experiences of my life.

Always a “good girl,” reasonable, responsible, calculated, and prepared, I’ve always had my head on straight, my ducks in a row. Yesterday, however, I turned in a letter of resignation at work, with no plan in place for what comes next.

While my soul has been begging me to leave for a very long time, when it came down to it, my fear kept me stagnant. In the last few days before my resignation, despite my unhappiness and dissatisfaction intensifying, my fear did so tenfold. All of the ways my life would change, all of the ways that decision would affect my family, burned in my chest and in my eyes. And that speaks nothing of the volumes of damage already inside me from the job itself – the feelings of worthlessness, discouragement and defeat. Snowballed, I have been a teary, worried mess. Until today.”

Read the full post here.

Please, my friends, if any part of how you spend your days hurts you to your very soul – CHANGE IT! That IS your sign that it is not right for you.

You are meant for something far better and something far better is meant for you. I promise.

You deserve far better
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The world is my oyster!

Oh my goodness, butterflies are in a frenzy in my tummy!

Today, I am unveiling what I’ve had up my sleeve for the last few months since quitting my j-o-b. Today I am launching my own business, and let me tell you – this is a dream come true!

It all started several years ago when I came across an ebook about making a business from your passions. This sounded A-W-E-S-O-M-E. The trouble was, I didn’t know exactly what my passion was. All I could think of was:

my Bucket List,
trying new things,
having fun,
and being playful and curious and silly.

How do you make a business out of that?

Over the years, I filled out countless workbooks and listened to endless motivational videos and meditations about making your passions into a business and discovering your soul’s purpose. Still, all I could come up with were those same things. Those WERE my passions. I wasn’t a marketing maven, or an artsy-fartsy crafty chick, or a baker, or an animal trainer, or a techie guru, or ANYTHING with a special know-how. I felt frustrated and stuck that I kept coming up empty-handed, with no answers about what it was that I had to offer the world.

And then at some point, in the last few months, it occurred to me that those passions very well may BE my purpose, and what I have to offer the world.

There were times in my life, even recently, when I was in a rut. In some cases, we’re talking more like trenches, even valleys.

I’ve walked a mile or two
in some of life’s dirtiest, stinkiest goo.

How did I get through those times? Well,

I asked myself what I wanted my life to look like,
what I wanted my life to be filled with,
what I wanted for myself.

I wrote it down. Dozens of times, whenever I needed to remind myself. And then I set foot, pushing myself to try, learn, and experience new things, even when it was uncomfortable, or when I was feeling moody, or scared, or I had no one to go with me. In fact, pushing myself into something new even saved my life.

I KNOW there are others out there who are stuck in a big ol’ mud bog in their life right now. I KNOW there are people out there who are trudging through some real poo-storms. They’re asking,

“Isn’t there more to life than this?”

They feel heavy, and tired, and let-down. They might even want to throw in the towel.

Is this someone you know? Is this you?

I hear you. I see you. I feel you. Your stories, your lives are so dear to my heart. I AM you! And I want you to know that yes, there IS more to life than this.

There is a big, beautiful world of possibilities out there: Skills to gain, flavors to taste, photos to snap, cars to drive, stones to skip, punchlines to nail, trails to hike, lessons to teach, messes to make, and toasts to offer. My aim is to live every single one of my dreams, and help you do the same.

This is me and this is my dream.

This is what Celebrate Your Path is all about.

Want to join me? Pop your name and email address into the box on the right side of the page. Know somebody that would love this too? Please share this website with them!

And then get your sweet buns up here with me on top of Mount St. Elation and let’s cheer out:

“YAYYYYY, WORLD! YOU ARE MY OYSTER!!”

(Cheesy? You betcha! But that’s how I roll, baybeeeeee!)

Woman on top of a mountain

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