New Year’s Message: Choosing Me

New Year’s Message: Choosing Me

An accompanying video is at the very bottom of this post. >> You can listen to this blog post here or scroll below to read: I don’t have “a word” for 2017. This was really bothering me until a day ago. Would I be missing out on something if I didn’t find the perfect word? Ah, the pressure. 😉 The truth is, while 2016 was an excellent year for me. I played safe. I needed to play safe. I slowed down. I played, a lot. I rested. I healed my body. My words for 2016 were Leap, Receive, and Trust. A trifecta of sorts, which were all very present for me. (I had to do some digging to remember what my words were for the year. But looking at my year, those words were very much a part of my year.)  I decided that this year is a theme, it’s “choose me.” I’ve been in the space of asking where am I tolerating things vs creating the reality I desire to be living. It’s been a tender few days. It keeps coming back to “choose me.” Everything I desire comes from choosing me: the expansion in my business and wealth, the adventures I desire, the places in the world I wish to experience. The relationships I choose to deepen. It all comes from choosing me. What would my life and business look like a year from now if I radically chose me? This is a new concept and the first time I heard about it, it triggered the thought “well that’s selfish to ‘choose me.’” I didn’t get it....
The Awakening: can shadow work liberate the world after the election?

The Awakening: can shadow work liberate the world after the election?

We’ve felt it haven’t we? The shifts. The shadow. The discomfort. The awakening. I haven’t known quite what to say yet regarding recent world events – the elections, Standing Rock, shootings, the division, and that’s just in the US. A few days after the election results came in, I was relieved to travel to Australia to speak at an event of over 150 SOULpreneurs. My heart was able to heal a little so I could get grounded before I spoke out of pure fear, anger, or sadness. I was embraced by the most nurturing and kind people in Melbourne – thank you to Rachael Jayne Groover for the opportunity. I wish I could say that I was surprised when the election results came in, but I wasn’t. Heartbroken at first? Yes. Surprised? Unfortunately, no. There is a dichotomy at play here that will either push us to the edge so we leap, or push us to the edge and we fold. What will we choose as a collective whole? As individuals? What will create the change in the world that we all want to see, regardless of who you voted for or if you are in the US? I believe it starts with shadow work and clearing work. For those of you who know Access Consciousness® work that I use, these tools are especially handy.  First, let’s look at shadow work, which is a concept developed by Carl Jung and I especially like Debbie Ford’s exploration of this work. The shadow forms a part of your unconscious mind and is built up of everything you feel ashamed of thinking...

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