You DO Have the Power!

You DO have the Power!

Do you know how much I have doubted myself?

Questioned myself?

Not even slightly believed in myself?

Too many friggin’ times to count.

Oh! The painful inner dialogue.

Maybe you can relate?

And that’s the thing, when it’s happening to us, we think it is ONLY happening to US.

When in fact, IT happens to ALL OF US and more often then we would like to admit. But acknowledgment is the first step.

It’s that whole “You’ve got to FEEL it to HEAL it” thing. And before you can do that, you have to recognise “It” even exists. “It” being “I’ll never be good enough or amount to anything” inner dialogue. Yay, that.

It’s the furthest thing away from the truth but somehow it found its way in there and it’s our job to make sure that BS programming doesn’t wreak havoc in our lives.

I want to highlight again…it’s nothing personal, it’s something we ALL go through.  So no more poor me, it’s something we simply need to learn HOW to manage.

Here’s a 4 step TAKE YOUR POWER BACK process to help you:

1. Acknowledge how you are feeling without berating yourself further. Challenging but totally doable.

2. Take a few deep breaths and ask yourself, what can I do right now to make myself feel better?

(When you’re in this state you’re most likely “all up in your head”, therefore taking a few breaths will help you come back into your body and if you’re really lucky maybe you’ll start to connect with your heart. Putting your hands over your heart as you take deep breaths is also incredibly helpful, it will further signal your body to relax and allow you to more easily access your heart.)

3. Examples of what you could do to make yourself feel better in any given moment:

a) You can ask yourself what you were thinking of, focussed on or doing that made you feel that way? Self-reflection is helpful and can help you avoid the same pitfall next time by building self-awareness.

b) You can sit quietly and take deep breaths, go for a walk, take a shower or a nap, have a bath, journal or cry it out but put a time limit on it. You can workout, read, listen to music, dance, listen to an inspiring podcast or watch a cat video, etc.

c) Do whatever you need to do for you in that moment. Check in, listen and take some sort of action. Otherwise, you’ll stay stuck. And the longer it goes on for, the harder it is to get out of. There’s a way out but it’s only if you choose.

4. Do your best not to numb yourself with food, alcohol or narcotics. This will only prolong your suffering. Find healthy ways to soothe yourself.

In other words…
BE good to yourself.
Be exceptionally good to yourself.
Start to understand WHO you are and WHAT your needs are.

To thrive, what do you need to do for you?

Because YOU are your OWN responsibility. No one else is responsible for you and the quality of your life. It’s all on you.

As Glinda the Good Witch fromThe Wizard of OZ said:

“You always had the power my dear you just had to learn it for yourself.”

Bon Voyage,

Lise

Awareness is the Name of the Game

The Game of Life

When you change your story, you change your life.

What are you telling yourself about yourself?

You need to become aware of what you are telling yourself. You literally need to ask yourself, is this story helping me or harming me?

Are you focussed on the best possible outcomes or the worst possible outcomes? Do you see yourself as a winner or as a loser?

How you see yourself and what you tell yourself is EVERYTHING!! Therefore, my suggestion is to start telling yourself THE MOST EPIC stories about yourself. Stories about what you have done, what you are presently doing and what you are going to be doing and SEE yourself doing exactly that. And of course stories about how truly amazing you are. Lift yourself up, way up! You have permission.

All change begins within (PERIOD). If nothing on the inside changes, then nothing on the outside changes.

You’ve heard it before but here it is again…
As within so without, as above so below.

Quite simply, your life is a reflection of your thoughts and the stories you tell yourself.

“You think in secret and it comes to pass, environment is but your looking glass.”

James Allen wrote that. (I tweaked it a little to have more impact using the word YOU, instead of HE). And here’s another great one but I won’t tweak it this time, I’ll just cap the crap out of it because it’s so dang important.

“AS HE THINKS, SO HE IS; AS HE CONTINUES TO THINK, SO HE REMAINS.”

And one last one because the man is a genius…

“All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.”

Okay, that’s all for James right now =)

So yes PLEASE! Become aware of what you’re telling yourself. It matters greatly. I hope I’ve convinced you. Start there. Because that’s the game you’re playing.

Bon Voyage,

Lise

PS. Remember lift yourself way up because there are no limits to what you can do or become.  Muah!

What if Everything is Meant to Serve Us?

 

What if everything is meant to serve us?
What if even in the disorder, there is order?
How can we truly know if something is bad?
What if it leads to something rad?

Maybe it’s all part of the process.
On the way to something far greater.
How can we think for a second we know it all and what will ultimately serve us?

If we had it our way we’d avoid pain and suffering at all costs.
And how much good would that do us?
Never learning, growing, overcoming and challenging ourselves.
Never experiencing the depths of our being, our love, our joy, our light, radiance, courage and strength. We’d be bored and definitely not as evolved.

So how can we know what is best for us, when we don’t even know how all this works?
All this being the Universe.
Perhaps it’s time to trust the very thing that put us here on this earth.
Suddenly one day we were here and we don’t even know how that happened besides the fact that our parents had sex.

Call it what you will my friends (Source Energy, Higher Power, God, Infinite Intelligence…) but there’s “Something” and it’s the one thing that connects us all. It’s you, it’s me, it’s we, all of creation and infinity. Seriously, the Universe is infinite…no end, no beginning, limitless.

Can you even wrap your head around this?

Therefore, just because society sets certain standards and says it needs to be a certain way, you need to be a certain way. You don’t. You have a choice. You get to choose. You get to decide, create, express, test, try on, explore, see, learn, grow, experiment with what is best for you. And what is best for you right now won’t always be.
And that’s a good thing, great in fact because you are always evolving.

You get to create whatever it is you want to create in this life because just like the Universe, you too are limitless. It’s simply about owning it and believing it with all your heart.

I promise you if you want to do a world of good, the world will join you.

But first and foremost you need to start with you. Know thyself first and then. Because we cannot give what we do not have and even that is constantly unfolding.

Lesson Here: Be you. Be love. Be limitless and trust the process.

Namaste & Bon Voyage,

Lise

Feel How Lovely

Sink deep into love, deep into life
Feel the light
Absorb the beauty, the harmony
And feel how lovely

How lovely it is to be alive
How lovely it is to thrive
And even cry

It serves us to reflect upon
To look beyond
What the eyes cannot see
And contemplate the mystery

Is it all by chance
Or a divine dance?

There’s so much order and grandeur
It’s hard not to imagine the latter

Bon Voyage,

Lise

Coming Home

What does it feel like?
How do you know?

It’s warm, cozy, familiar
And yet, a little peculiar
Sometimes you feel it in a touch
Or an all encompassing rush

It’s hard to describe
Maybe it’s the whole reason we are alive
So we may come to know our true selves
Beyond our physical cells

As we start to come into our own
We realise we were never alone
And that to me is indicative of coming home

Bon Voyage,

Lise

Deeply Rooted in Love

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I am deeply rooted in love
How could I not be?
Have you seen all the beauty that surrounds me?

Stunning Mother Nature
The sun, the moon, ocean and trees
The birds, the bees, plants, rivers and streams

I am beyond pleased to know the depth of this beauty
And the magic of this time space reality

The wholeness, the fullness,
Unity and harmony
And most certainly,
Love

I am and we are all,
Deeply rooted in love
It’s what we are made of

Bon Voyage,

Lise

Shedding Light on Jealousy and Envy

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The other day I wrote down these words; I wish to see all parts of me and embrace them lovingly.

And boom!, the very next day jealousy and envy decided to show up. Instead of pushing against, resisting or trying to change what I was feeling, I let it sit there for a bit and decided to investigate.

Jealously and envy, what do you intend? Are you a foe or are you a friend?

By asking these two simple questions, I immediately felt some space open up between me and my emotions. The emotions no longer consumed me, instead I was curious as to what I would find and got some of my power back in the meantime.

I realized that these feelings could only arise when I was stuck in my mind, judging and comparing. Old patterns of comparison and unworthiness were activated and my attention was no longer in the present moment.

Good to know.

Then I started thinking, what if feeling shitty wasn’t such a bad thing? What if its purpose is to warn us, to protect us and to guide us back towards love? If we didn’t feel bad than how else would we know we’d fallen into destructive thoughts or behavior. I believe these so called negative emotions are here to help us, to alert us. “MAYDAY, MAYDAY!! Not this way, turn back towards love, Love.”

It’s amazing how I automatically assumed jealousy and envy were bad and were trying to hurt me, when all along they were trying to guide me back towards my worthiness, my wholeness and most of all love.

Big Lesson Here:

To compete and to compare is such a part of our conditioning we often don’t notice we’re doing it and wonder why we’re so miserable.
We are literally all different flowers with our own scents and characteristics, each one uniquely beautiful and magnificent. Yet, beneath it all, we are all the same.
So less comparing, more loving. Appreciating each and everyone for who they are and the gifts they bring.
There’s no need to compete when we understand that we are ALL whole, full and complete.
Now let us all breathe a big sigh of relief. (Aaaaaaah…)

Bon Voyage,

Lise