comfortable abundance

We don’t have to push against nature to find joy. It wants to present itself to us on a path that requires the least effort. 

Even after a harsh winter, when the ground is frozen and inanimate, the flowers do not struggle to blossom. They simply reach up and open their petals.

Much like how we can open ourselves up (easily, gracefully) to joy and peace, when we turn our awareness to the possibility of a perfect outcome. Instead of closing ourselves (painfully, rigidly) with fear and insecurity. 

When we let go of the thoughts that keep us stuck, the direction of our lives will unfold for us with effortless ease. 
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grace

Offer up your burdens and you will be taken care of. Those who do will not be permitted to slip and fall.

This is difficult in the face of hardships, but your faithfulness will be honoured.

Grace is all you need.

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When you go out and fight your enemies, and you face horses and chariots and an army greater than your own, do not be afraid.

Grace is on your side to give you a heart of peace and confidence for tomorrow.

how to: love your curves

Learning curves. Like the sea lapping against the shoreline, what is constant in each of our live are the ups and downs. There are dreamy highs, during which we float in blessings that waft to us with ease. And then, there are dark and dreadful lows that come in storms, sometimes coming without warning and attacking with injustice, or sometimes because we’ve lost our footing.

We fall down sometimes. And it can be difficult to not abandon our paths, search for a way out, and view out low points as failures.

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What’s interesting to me is that, from these challenges we label as hideous failures, we often find our greatest victories. Yes, confronting our own painful experiences and struggles is distressing. But, we don’t remind ourselves that good can arise from pain solely to ease that discomfort. Good things truly come from overcoming hardships, and – we can and do overcome them.

We are quick to allow our missteps to linger in our minds and even become part of our own definitions of who we are. But, no one walks without stumbling now and then. The more we force ourselves into perfect moulds that never falter, we realize that we cannot always please everyone and ourselves simultaneously.

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For this reason, it is exceedingly important to embrace the person we truly are. This is much more difficult when we have lost touch with our identities, because we are also tasked with the intricate game of discovering what it means to be genuine.

Living authentically is an experiment of trial and error. So, it is essential to find strength in pain, to view stumbling blocks as learning opportunities.

We are, after all, unfinished masterpieces in progress.

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i’m feelin’ lucky

Fear is powerful. Fear of the unexpected, fear of failure, fear of loneliness – All it does is riddle your spirit with worry, anger, and despair.

Why not anticipate good? Hopefulness is a beautiful step in the right direction. What’s better is actually believing and expecting positive outcomes. It creates such a distinct clarity of our current blessings and future possibilities. Love, vitality and wealth, in all their forms, are guaranteed.

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What’s more wonderful is that this practice actually works. When we expect good, some sort of vibrational shift occurs in the universe. When we are truly vigilant and wholeheartedly believe in ourselves, we begin to see the movement in our lives. I‘m not a mystic or a wizard, although that would make for a much cooler blog. But this is not an illusion of happiness, we see that our health improves, our bank accounts go up, our relationships run smoothly – we are more successful and satisfied.

Don’t wait until tomorrow. Believe in the worthiness of your being and the power of your thought. The general goodness of the world and its effortless beauty. The incredible potential of your self.
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7 billion people and only one you

Being yourself is a full time job. And it offers a really crappy pension for early retirement.

As we are always evolving, being authentic means something different all the time. We need to pay careful attention to what being true to ourselves means, from moment to moment as we grow.

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It all starts with attainting a strong introspective awareness. We often distract ourselves from experiencing our feelings because we are scared, and it just seems easier that way, and ain’t nobody got time for that. What we really end up doing is self-sabotaging from ever feeling deeply satisfied with who we are.

With practise, we can build an honest relationship with ourselves from which we can cultivate true fulfillment. We can easily know what feels right for us and how to adapt when something feels wrong, avoiding things that compromise our values, feelings and desires.

Stop settling. Stop masking yourself behind a puppet of who you think you should be. Stop hiding behind unhealthy habits and coping skills. Stop being your symptoms and start being you.

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