growth

life is growth

where do you see growth around you now?

what growth do you want?

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do you fear change and challenges?

change and challenges are opportunities for growth. many challenges are created from our dreams and desires to be more, to do more, to experience more.

wanting more, is creating challenge and growth. wanting creates change.

change and challenge are things to be grateful for.

what in your life has looked like challenge that you can look at now and see growth?

 

what challenges and growth have made you you?

who do you want to be?

what do you want to do?

what do you want to experience?

what growth and challenges do you want to experience to create all that you want?

dream. grow. create.

live your truth!

what’s your journey?

taking action to achieve my goals has been a lot like taking a canoe journey. when paddling a canoe, to move forward you paddle on both sides of the canoe. in life, to achieve your vision, you take action on goals in all areas of your life.

every journey and goal is different; you never know what your challenges will be, or when you will be challenged during your journey. the effort required to paddle, to take action towards your vision and goals can and will change.

our goals are like the ripples in the water from paddling the canoe, one expanding into another, effecting and joining one another.

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on my various canoe journeys i’ve had many different experiences. i’ve been able to paddle leisurely. i’ve been faced with a challenge; a light wind, a strong wind, rain, or a change in direction.

in life there are times when your priority and focus will be on one area of your life and you will spend more time on the goals related to that area of your life to grow and achieve your vision. in these moments paddling, or taking actions for your goals, will be slow and steady to keep you moving forward.

on my canoe adventures i have had to change directions to make it to my destination. changing directions in a canoe requires you paddle more on one side of the canoe than the other. i have changed directions and was going into the wind so i needed to use more focused effort and energy. i have moved into a new direction and the wind was less and the paddling was easier because i wasn’t fighting against the wind.

there are times in life that you need to change directions, the goals you have may no longer be leading you to the vision that you have for yourself. in life changing your goals to achieve your vision may require more discipline and focus, or the goal may be easier because you are not fighting against the challenges that you faced going in the wrong direction.

there are times when i’ve been paddling in the right direction but a strong wind challenged me and i put forth a lot of energy and effort. paddling through challenges requires more determination and focus on your final destination in order to arrive to it. i didn’t let the wind stop me from reaching my destination; i’ve had to paddle with stronger and quicker strokes, i’ve had to move closer to shore stop and let the wind calm or the rain pass. i’ve gone with the flow letting the current carry me to rest, refresh and rejuvenate before continuing on my journey. i’ve had to ask for help in paddling, both to stop paddling and to begin paddling.

there are times when taking action on your goals you will have challenges; negative feelings of overwhelm doubt or worry, negative opinions from others, or a change in another area of your life. it is important to keep taking action towards your goals and move through and grow through the challenges you will face.

i have felt overwhelm when trying to achieve my goals. and the overwhelming feeling is accompanied with thoughts of doubt and worry, and questions of “how?” and “am i going to make it through?” at these times i take time to become aware of where i am, where i’ve been focusing my energies and actions. have i been taking action on one area of my life and neglecting another that i am out of balance and need to realign? do i need to let go and go with the flow?

most often when overwhelm tries to get to me it is because i’m not prioritizing my life and i haven’t had balance for too long. not too long ago i was feeling overwhelm and i became aware that it was because i wasn’t putting my health – specifically my physical activity as a priority. i was neglecting my morning exercise; running, yoga strength and stretching. and i know that when i’m not physically active, i’m affected in all areas of my life. it’s like ripples in the water disturbing and merging with the others. i’m not able to do my best, because i’m not physically my best.

it is important while on your journey, taking action to reach your goal, that you enjoy the journey! happiness comes from the experiences on your journey, not from reaching the final destination. reaching your final destination, achieving your goals is a time for celebration. during your journey and at the end of your journey practice being in present moment awareness. and as one journey ends, be ready for a new journey to begin.

enjoy the challenges of your journey!

live your truth!

what is this feeling?

what is this feeling?

what is this feeling that is bubbling up inside of me?

am i going to face it head on?

confront and go deep within?

go through what this emotion is showing me?

go through what this emotion is giving me?

 

what is this feeling?

what is this feeling that is shaking up inside of me?

am i going to see what it is showing me?

hear what it is telling me?

walk with this emotion and explore the journey?

walk with this emotion and follow where it leads?

 

what is this feeling?

what is this feeling that is waking me up?

am i going to enjoy what this emotion brings me?

celebrate and grow?

be grateful for this emotion’s expansion?

be grateful for this emotion’s awareness?

 

what is the feeling?

what is this feeling tickling up inside of me?

am i going to run away?

positive or negative, high or low?

experience this emotion’s challenge?

experience this emotion’s knowledge?

 

what is this feeling?

today is a day to explore

today i become aware of myself

today is a day to feel, to grow, to expand

today is a day to embrace me, to love me

what is this feeling?

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what are you feeling?

are you running away or experiencing your emotion?

live your truth!

grow

are you growing?

are you becoming more? are you doing more and more of what you want to do? are you doing more and more of what you want to experience?

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what do you need for your growth?

  • awareness – do you know what you want?
  • connection – are you connected and listening to yourself?
  • fun – what do you enjoy doing?
  • challenge – where are you coming from?
  • enthusiasm – why do you want what you want?

these are important to me for my growth. when i am growing i’m connected to myself. i’m aware of where i am and what i want. many times, even when it’s hard, i’m enjoying what i’m doing and having fun.

when i’m connected to myself and know what it is that i want i feel enthusiasm and energy to begin creating what i want and growing.

i’m curious, what helps your growth? what are some of the feelings and activities that you do to help you become more?

are you doing more? are you experiencing more?

live your truth!

balance

do you live a balanced life?

i don’t believe that we ever truly have a balanced life. if life were balanced, it would probably be pretty dull. not being in balance gives us an area of our lives to experience challenge and growth.

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what areas of your life are you feeling a little out-of-balance in?

  • personal and spiritual growth
  • fun and recreation
  • finances
  • business/career
  • family and friends
  • physical environment
  • health and wellbeing
  • romance

i’m feeling a little out-of-balance in my fun and recreation and business/career areas. i would like change in my business/career so i am getting my professional coach certification and enjoying coaching clients. i have a desire for more fun and recreation in my life, i want to enjoy more time and new experiences with my friends and family.

it’s amazing to me how you can focus on one area of your life to make it better and more of what you want it to be, and it effects all the other areas of your life as well. you create more in your life area of focus and it ripples into the other areas of your life and they become better too.

are you causing ripples in your life?

what area of life would you like to focus on and make better?

live your truth!

intuition

something that i want to develop more is my intuition.

recognizing my intuition and listening to it, following it.

how does intuition show up in your life?

in my life it’s the little nudges, i should grab … i should call… i might want this…

when do you listen to your intuition? when don’t you listen to your intuition?

on this journey of expanding my awareness to intuition one of the triggers that is sometimes true for me when i’m not listening to my intuition is that i’m choosing a “should” instead of a “want”.

i’ve noticed that when i’ve chosen not to follow my intuition i was second guessing myself, pushing myself to do something that didn’t feel comfortable.

how does it feel when you are listening to your intuition? and when you’re not?

i felt anxious, like i had done something wrong and had to defend my decision when i didn’t listen to my intuition.

when i listen to my intuition i feel positively challenged, and that i was flowing with the river of life and connected to my inner being.

what does your intuition tell you?

live your truth!

keep on keeping on

what is your passion?

what’s most important to you?

knowing your values and the answer to what is your passion or what’s most important to you helps to guide you and keep you growing. and in challenging times to help you ‘keep on keeping on’.

one of my phrases during a major life change that was challenging was, ‘it’s good it’s going’.

the changes in life throughout life may be good positive changes for us – that does not mean that they are easy to experience.

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we need to know how to deal with and manage; doubt, fear, anxiety, high stress levels, and worry.

knowing what we are passionate about or what’s most important to us, and having goals or visions for our passions and what we want gives us a vision. so that we can move towards the vision; giving us positive energy as we move towards what is most important to us.

what is most important to you?

what are you passionate about?

are you taking steps to go in that direction? it will help you to ‘keep on keeping on’ having a positive focus on something important to you if you are going through a challenging change right now.

live your truth!

 

too positive?

are you living your life too positive?

when you live your life positively; you look for the positive in ALL of life

  • the good in people (you know it’s there)
  • the positive outcome in a bad situation or event
  • the lesson that you are learning
  • the experience that you are gaining

you blind yourself to the negative that you DO need to see, to open to awareness and take action on.

you view the bad and negative as a challenge, as a period of growth – which is good – if that growth is in alignment with who you are.

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even when you like change and are welcome to change, if you are only looking for the positive; you do not readily see the right and positive choices, the right and positive path to the changes that need to be made.

you start traveling, or drifting, off course through the wrong choices and changes down the wrong path, giving and pouring your positive energies into these changes.

then slowly, or suddenly, realizing that you are not following the path meant for you, you are not doing what makes you happy. you are not doing what’s most important to you.

are you blinding yourself to negative that would be an awareness to you for a different change?

are you blinding yourself with a false positive and not living your truth?

live your truth!

do my best

I want a lot. I like a lot. I want more and more.

I want things for all areas of my life; health and wellbeing, intellectual and personal growth, family, God/spiritual, relationships and recreation, business/career, financial and giving back.

I am not able to do all that I want in all areas of my life every day. That is why it is important to me to be aware of what is most important to me in the present moment. When I know what is most important to me I am able to choose what to focus on.

When I know what I want to focus on I can do my best. Doing my best today can be different from what my best was yesterday or what my best will be tomorrow. But with all that I want in my life all that I can do is do my best.

My challenge is that when I realize and am aware of what I want, I want it as soon as possible. Doing my best is doing what I can with where I am in my life. And I don’t always feel it, but it is good that I do not get all that I want right away.

The growth and expansion that comes from the actions and challenges of getting what I want is more important than achieving the want. The journey is full of meaning, full of growth and the journey is what brings transformation and new wants, expanded wants or wants that determine you do not want a particular want anymore.

Are you doing your best? Do your best today, do your best tomorrow, and you will experience your own growth and transformation!

Live Your Truth!

challenges

I am grateful for challenges in my life. I know that challenges are growth, that when I have challenges in my life I am becoming more, becoming better and/or getting ready for quantum growth and transformation.

When I’m in the middle of a challenge I’m not always able to be aware of the growth, or aware that I am getting better from the experience.

I can be overwhelmed, anxious, stressed, worried about a challenge in my life and when I am feeling any negative emotions I’m not as easily able to create what it is that I want.

I find that when I’m feeling the negative emotions I’m usually expecting a result that I don’t want, I’m thinking of a negative outcome rather than the positive outcome that I truly want. Sometimes it’s because I’m getting caught up in what the challenge is and not allowing myself to connect to the whole of life. Sometimes it’s because of an old paradigm that I still have. Sometimes it’s because I’ve gotten comfortable in an area of my life and haven’t thought about what it is that I actually want. Sometimes it’s because I’m in an area of my life that is part of my journey that I didn’t know I would experience and so I haven’t thought about what it is that I want.

My thoughts then are expecting negative, expecting what I don’t want. I am so happy and grateful when I am able to realize that I’m expecting something that I don’t want, because then I can change my thoughts and start expecting something that I do want.

It’s not always an easy shift depending on what’s causing the negative expectation, but being aware and being able to start changing my thoughts to what I do want to expect is how I like to live.

What are you expecting? Are you expecting negative or positive? Are you expecting what you truly want? If you aren’t, change your thoughts to expect what you do want!

Live Your Truth!