Evolving from Self Care to Soul Care

Stress is being out of alignment, balance and coherence by not honoring or expressing your true essence, soul’s calling and innate creativity, a condition that leads to dis-order and dis-ease mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually; and is therefore reflected in your external environment.

Recognizing the grave impact of stress on your health in relationships, finances, livelihood, my work with women initially focused on the importance of incorporating daily self-care practices to help release stress.

Key Self-Care Practices include:

  1. Implementing daily BodyMindSpirit practices such as regular exercise, sound nutrition and proper rest;
  2. Cultivating positive beliefs, thoughts, attitudes, words and behaviors that create healthy empowering results in your life;
  3. Maintaining healthy boundaries by learning when and how to say “No”, “No thank you”, or No, not at this time” without guilt, shame or apology;
  4. Taking “time out” for pampering, play and quality time in nature;
  5. Celebrating wins, successes and achievements.

More recently however, I’ve begun to explore and promote the concept of Soul Care, specifically in relationship to living your purpose and fulfilling your Soul’s Calling.

Your Soul’s Calling is your true essence, divine nature and ultimate purpose. It is remembering, honoring and expressing who you’re meant to be and what you’re born to do. Your Soul’s Calling is the wholeness, authenticity, integrity, and sovereignty that energizes, motivates and sustains you! It is your inheritance and your legacy!

Soul Care is fulfilling your Soul’s Calling; being true to yourself, trusting your intuition and allowing every thought, word and action to evolve from your soul. In this way you maintain alignment, balance, coherence. You emanate peace and bliss!

Soul Care is living your Soul’s Calling doing what you most love in utmost service to people and the planet. Doing so means that you are in the divine flow of being who you’re meant to be and doing what you’re born to do!

  • In what way(s) are you living your Soul’s Calling?
  • What does Soul Care mean to you?
  • How do you describe your contribution(s) to people and the planet?
  • For what are you most proud or content?
  • Is there something different or more that you want to be or do?

 

Self-Care and Soul Care practices are essential to sustain a purposeful and prosperous life. – Harriet Tubman Wright

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Finding Balance during Changing Times

In the Northern Hemisphere we’ve begun the Autumn Season; my second favorite season highlighting nature’s profound, beautiful changes. Seeds of intention were planted at the start of the year, cultivated during the Spring. Some of us enjoyed succulent Summer Fruits, while others look forward to the Autumn Harvest.

Autumn is also a season of letting go. In the same way that trees begin to change creating an awesome array of colorful foliage that eventually falls…red, gold, orange, yellow maple and oak leaves carpeting the earth, we too must let go.

Therefore, as you reflect on this quickly passing year:

  • What intentions have borne fruit, providing joy and satisfaction in our life, family, business or community?
  • In what ways have you adjusted to the unexpected, the surprises or losses?
  • How are you preparing to let go; particularly those people or things that do not serve, nurture or fulfill you?

Change is essential for growth. If we are to grow, we can learn to go with the flow, allowing the lessons along the way to strengthen us. No matter the season or weather of our daily lives, we may sway, climb, dive, bend…If we lose a branch or two in the winds of change, we know that new growth is taking place.

  • How are you experiencing this change of season in your life?
  • Are you willing to let go of something else to allow space for new growth?
  • What harvest do you most want to celebrate this season?

Balancing Actions

Although we’ve officially passed the Autumn Equinox, its still important to acknowledge balance between the feminine and masculine, the sun and moon, movement and stillness…

Therefore, make these 5 self-care & soul-care practices a priority:

  1. Maintain alignment, balance and coherence in BodyMindSpirit through exercise, sound nutrition and proper rest.
  2. Ensure that your external environment supports healthy boundaries by avoiding clutter; maintain order and organization.
  3. Take regular refresh breaks away from your computer to move your body, breathe fresh air outdoors and get a different perspective. You’ll be more clear-headed and more productive when you take refresh breaks to renew yourself.
  4. Learn when and how to say, “No”, “No thank you” or “No, not at this time” without guilt, shame or apology.
  5. Know what you’re responsible for, what’s yours to do and stay in your lane. Avoid trying to do or control anything that is NOT your responsibility, job or task.

Remember, when we take care of ourselves first and model healthy boundaries, we’re better aligned, balanced, focused, enabling us to serve and share our gifts with the world from an ever-flowing wellspring of optimal BodyMindSpirit health and well-being.

Enjoy this season in balance, wholeness and joy!  

Approaching Autumn with Apprehension and/or Appreciation

“These times call for us to break free from mental and emotional bondage; make use of our finest talents to help liberate ourselves and those we serve. This is also the call of our individual and collective soul to be healed, whole and healthy.”   – Harriet Tubman Wright

It’s been another challenging year for many of us. We’ve encountered unprecedented political mayhem, intensified weather catastrophes, heartbreaking losses, heart-warming wins and more. Very few if any of us are coming through this year unscathed! We’ve resisted, endured, risked and triumphed. Yet, there is more to come…

  • For what are you most proud?
  • In what ways have you been victorious?
  • What have you yet to complete or achieve? 

Approaching the final quarter is a good time to assess how and where you’ve been.

  • Have I met my milestones?
  • Do I need to adjust my priorities?
  • How can I ensure my success?

Not only can you course-correct or bring closure to some of your projects, but you can also begin to establish your priorities or frame your commitments for the new year and beyond. 

  • What are you willing to be or do differently?
  • Is there something vital that you’ve been denying or postponing?
  • Do you feel compelled to do something else, and if so, what?

 Although these questions are thought-provoking, I’m listening to my heart and soul to respond. I encourage you to do so as well.

Fulfilling your commitments can be challenging; staying in your comfort zone or maintaining familiar habits creates a false illusion of security. Holding yourself accountable and seeking the right help or support can make the difference between you falling short or succeeding.

Each of us are called to Show Up, Stand Up, Step Up and Rise Up, in courageous, creative ways with like-hearted people to transform our challenges into inspiring opportunities on a personal and global level. We are the ones who must co-create the world that we want for ourselves, our children, grandchildren and seven generations beyond…It’s vital that we co-create it now!

Allow me to support you to stay focused, maintain healthy boundaries, fulfill your commitments and cross the end-of-year finish line triumphantly. Together, let’s identify next steps to your highest soul expression and success with a complimentary Soul’s Calling Vision Session (SVCS). Learn more about benefits of this 45-minute phone SVCS and schedule HERE. I look forward to co-creating a fruitful here and now together! 

“What higher opportunity or possibility compels you to risk experiencing greater good in your life? With love, trust and joyful expectancy, seize the moment and soar!”
 – Harriet Tubman Wright

SAVE THE DATE

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 – 5:30pm pacific, 8:30pm eastern
Fulfilling Your Soul’s Call-to-Action Tele-Class

 

PS- Dear Friends in the Southern Hemisphere, I realize you’re approaching your Spring Season!

Changing Times, Changing Perspectives, Changing Lives

Change is always happening. However, over several years, change has been deepening, accelerating and intensifying. These “shocks” to our humanity and our environment are unsettling.

As a consequence, my emotions have been cycling from rage, resignation to deep sadness. It’s been essential to feel the feelings before I could accept that the extremes of fear, violence and destruction showing up locally and globally, and what’s coming up personally are connected. These inner and outer experiences are also being revealed to be healed. Framing changing conditions in this way has allowed me to accept:

  • Things get worse before they get better
  • This too shall pass

“The greatest revolution in our generation is that of human beings, who by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” – Marilyn Ferguson

Therefore, change is a matter of perspective, our beliefs and attitudes.

How are you responding to or coping with change?

Besides the ways that you pray or meditate, spending quality time in nature is essential to restore your sense of balance, wonder and appreciation. I have found that when I’m at the ocean, I’m rejuvenated as the waves carry my worries away. If I’m in the forest, the wisdom of the trees renews me.

For some of you, communing with Mother Earth through gardening helps restore a sense of peace, whether it’s cultivating plants, flowers or food. It has actually been therapeutic for me. 

  • Do you take time to revel in nature?
  • When were you recently at the ocean, a lake or waterfall?
  • Where is your favorite nature environment?
  • What is most refreshing for you?

Quality time in community is also especially important at this time. The bonding and connection that occurs from sharing stories, convening ritual and co-creating meaningful actions, as well as collaborating with other groups or communities often provides a safe refuge, and opportunity for mutual support and encouragement.

Another way to cope is to share your time and talent at sites that serve seniors, youth, animals or volunteer at libraries or schools. Volunteering to work on local, state or national campaigns for the upcoming mid-term elections may be a helpful outlet.

How Are You Co-Creating Change?

“We are wired for change and change equals transformation.” – Rev David Ault

Change is indeed a matter of perspective. You have the capacity and responsibility to co-create the change, transformation or revolution that you want. I consciously align with my deepest values of freedom, justice and peace from a heart space knowing that:

  • Love is the answer
  • We are truly one
  • Everything comes together for good.

 “Creators of WORLDS are not trying to fix problems. Creators of worlds identify what is not wanted for a split second, and then imagine and feel what is wanted for eternity.” – Abraham Hicks, The Law of Attraction

In conclusion, we are creators of our lives and creators of our worlds. You and I have the power to co-create what we want. What do you want to create for eternity?

I’d love to know what we might co-create together? Please share your ideas below!

If You’re Not Answering Your Soul’s Calling, Who Is?

In other words, are your expressing your true nature, living your divine purpose, doing what you most love? Your Soul’s Calling is what you’re born to be and do! It energizes, motivates and sustains you…and it lights you up and those with whom you interact. Your Soul’s Calling frees and fulfills you to express your deepest passion with dedication and delight!

From an early age some of you know what you’re here to do. You focus your education, develop your talents, sharpen your skills and pursue your heart’s desire. You want to become the best you and over time become a master, whether an artist, engineer, teacher, firefighter, athlete, doctor, entrepreneur or public office holder. You’re good at what you do and can honestly say, “There is nothing else I’d rather be doing.” Such is the case with the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, Steve Jobs, Louise Hay, icons like Steph Curry, Jean Houston, Chadwick Boseman, Joel Olsteen, statesman Ronald V. Dellums, author Danielle Steele, as well as the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai and cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason!

Yet others ‘exist’ based on other people’s expectations and allow conditions or circumstances to control who you are and what you do. You put your family or your boss first, perhaps putting your true passion on the back burner. You procrastinate until you vegetate. As a result:

  • You don’t live up to your full potential
  • You experience stress, frustration or even illness
  • You don’t feel purposeful, joyful or fulfilled

You just get by…day to day…year to year with a hole in your soul. Instead of mastery, you settle for mediocrity. Rather than aspire, you expire, like a flower that withers or a light that dims… Ultimately, you’re not happy.

  • Does this describe anyone you know?
  • Who do you want to be when you grow up in consciousness, authenticity and truth?

However, the Creator has a way of getting your attention. Your wake-up call may appear as a serious illness or getting laid off your job. It might appear as an inheritance or the right mentor. Everything changes if you choose to see the wake-up call as an

opportunity to change gears, shift direction and move forward charged up, willing and ready to be what you’re born to be and do!

 “A soul awakening is moving from what you used to be to who you’re supposed to be. Let the light of your soul shine and awaken others!” – Harriet Tubman Wright

  • What are you choosing? Magnificence or Mediocrity?
  • What is the vision, dream or passion within you that wants to be expressed?Design
  • In what ways are you being your very best in service to others?
  • How do you feel when you’re doing what you most love?
  • When you come to the end of your earthly existence, how do you want to feel and what do you want others to say about you?

As a Soul’s Calling Activist, I’m committed to and excited about helping you discover and live your Soul’s Calling. If you’re uneasy answering the questions above, perhaps it’s time for a “Soul Check-Up.”  Perhaps it’s time to schedule a complimentary Soul’s Calling Vision Session to identify your heart’s desire, uncover blocks to expressing your passion and clarify next steps.

“Your questions were helpful in getting to the heart of stuff.” – Sarah B.

Learn more and SCHEDULE HERE

As DAILY OM co-founder and author Madisyn Taylor says, “You don’t have to neglect your responsibilities to pursue your passions and you don’t have to neglect your commitments to do what you love. When you make an effort to incorporate your interests into your life, the fire within you ignites. You feel excited, inspired, and fed by the flames sparked by living your life with passion for what you love.”

Finally, if you’re absolutely living your passion, your Soul’s Calling, please share what it means to you and how it makes you feel, in comments section below.

“The world is waiting for you to be who you are called to be. Be brave. Be bold. Be bright.” – Eugene Holden, RScP

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Tumultuous Times – Graceful Endings and Grateful Beginnings

We live in tumultuous times! For those who are aware of celestial phenomena, the recent Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse coupled with the Mercury Retrograde cycle created big shifts personally and collectively!

These formidable shifts affect us emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. I’m encouraged that deep transformation compels us to:

  • Acknowledge our pain, anger and inner wounding, so that it can be surfaced and healed
  • Assess who we are and what we’re doing, then re-focus our time and talents on what’s most important
  • Accept those people, things and conditions that we must release, to clear negative energy and experience greater good.

I’m also encouraged by the perception that these all-encompassing shifts are a harbinger and consequence of ascension; that is, humans are evolving into a new frequency and higher vibration, with the transcendent consciousness to transmute darkness into light, heal ourselves and our planet.

Therefore, as you contemplate your own evolution, consider: 

  1. How am I fulfilling my highest intentions?
  2. In what ways am I using my gift and talents in highest service to others?
  3. How am I channeling my creativity for highest good?
  4. In what ways am I growing into my highest level of soulful expression and contribution?

Navigating These Times with Grace, Ease and Gratitude

To maintain peace of mind, we’re advised to: 

  • Be present, compassionate, flexible and patient with one another
  • Stay conscious, grounded, centered and focused
  • Be mindful, open and willing to allow the right and perfect outcome

I’m choosing to be more prayerful, playful and patient, up-leveling my BodyMindSpirit Self-Care priorities, so that each day I:

  1. Spend quality time in nature
  2. Practice mindfulness and meditation
  3. Indulge in creative expression
  4. Practice gratitude and celebration
  5. Tune into my heart and soul, simply to quietly listen

If you’d like more support, please schedule a 60-minute VIP VISIONING SESSION for a limited time offer of $97. The VIP VISIONING SESSION guides you to confidently step into your highest level of soulful expression and contribution with creative tools to excel in your mastery. It increases your capacity to heal and transform those with whom you work. SCHEDULE HERE

Each day is a turning point for fresh beginnings; to turn to something new, promising, fulfilling. Every experience brings with it wisdom, transformation and growth, as well as endings and beginnings.

Reach out, connect and join in to make the most of our new endings and new beginnings!

“Every good thing comes to some kind of end, and then the really good things come to a beginning again.” – Cory Doctorow 

How do you feel about the transformational shifts that are occurring?  In what ways are you growing through these evolutionary times? Please share with us in the comments section below.

 

YOUR SOUL SAFARI TO SUCCESS