It’s funny the things we seem to resist have the most power behind them.
The past month has been a rollercoaster for me, one which has called for slowing down and for rest in order to reconnect and achieve greater alignment to my purpose and how I am to serve.
The idea that EVERYONE has unique gifts was one that used to play on my mind a lot, particularly BEFORE I had no conscious idea of what my gifts were but alas, I chose to BELIEVE those little words held some deep truth and promised myself I would figure out how they applied to me.
When you decide you aren’t going to settle for average or the same old way of doing things there’s one part of you that feels exhilarated, energised and invincible but there’s also another that feels scared and has no idea how you are going to pull it off.
At this point all you know is you were destined for something bigger. It feels like you’ve finally realised people create their own luck via the quality of the thoughts, images and beliefs they hold in their head and now you want to live this way too.
It’s around this time you also realise there’s no one responsible for the quality of your life except you.
The only reason you are not right now LIVING YOUR DREAMS is for so long you’ve been standing in your own dam way.
It ALL comes back to what you believe, what you have chosen to believe and what you are CHOOSING to BELIEVE NOW.
YOU ALWAYS have a choice. Even when you don’t think you do. Even when everything is going to the shit and you feel you are helpless… You can always CHOOSE to SHIFT your energy, your mindset, your perception and your focus.
Success is a choice. Having energy is a choice. Spending your days doing more of what lights you up and makes you feel ALIVE is a CHOICE. Surrounding yourself with positive people is a choice. Being a freaking MILLIONAIRE starts with a choice. How you decide to show up every single day IS A CHOICE.
Last week I chatted to the amazing Lisa Corduff and feel completely inspired to write this post about how aiming for any level of perfectionism is really not the name of the game, especially when it comes to food.
It’s funny because perfectionism is something I’ve ALWAYS struggled with and I know at times it has pretty much paralysed me in so many areas of my life.
But something interesting happened when I became more health conscious…
You were born for a purpose.
You weren’t born to play small or continually push yourself to do shit that doesn’t feel good to you.
Too many gifted people LIVE LIKE THIS, and I believe it’s one of the biggest causes of suffering.
Because let’s face it, if you WERE DESTINED FOR SOMETHING BIGGER but you are insisting on keeping yourself small you will suffer.
In a society that seems so focused on finding a cure and terrified of someone we love, or even ourselves, being ‘struck down’ with some horrendous form of illness I’d like to suggest thinking that health is nothing more than a lottery draw is really fucking disempowering.
This train of thought may seem radical, however I TRULY BELIEVE one of the most foundational root causes of dis-ease is unhappiness and un-fulfilment.
Many people do not know what it means to truly love themselves, they do not value themselves, they are not honest with themselves about where they are at and accordingly they don’t go after the life they really want because they don’t think they can have it.
For so many years I had a terrible relationship with my body and it’s still far from perfect.
I was caught up in the world of ‘should’. I should exercise. I should get outside. I should be able to stick to a routine. Why can’t I just be like others who love to exercise?!
I was also caught up in the world of ‘I wish’. I wish I could get more excited about exercise. I wish it didn’t feel like it was SUCH HARD WORK. I wish I had more willpower. I wish I was just more motivated.
Have you ever heard the words it’s harder to ignore the call than answer it?
Every part of me was like HELL YES after reading them recently as from my own experience I know them to be true.
For so long I had a deep inner knowing there was more to life than what I was currently living but had no idea how to tap into it.
Growing up I never considered myself to be all that healthy or energetic. There were always biscuits and chocolate in the cupboard at home and even though I knew they weren’t the healthiest choices as I got older it wouldn’t stop me reaching for them.
I remember we’d get home from school and claim we were ‘starving’ before tucking into things like crackers and dip. I knew I ‘should’ be exercising because I was actually conscious of my weight. So I often forced myself to go for a walk, run or get to the gym and if I didn’t, I would terrorise myself about NOT GOING.
I had a strong urge to write a post about investing in yourself because I feel it’s an area that trips many people up. When I refer to investing in yourself I’m talking about investing both time and money and you bet your bottom dollar (no pun intended) it can feel scary. It’s more than scary, I know because I’ve experienced this feeling numerous times.
When I decided to consciously create a happier and more fulfilling life I also committed to doing whatever it took.