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The Truth About You

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​Recently, I shared with you a wonderful conversation between my friend Croix and his friend & life coach, Allanah Hunt. If you haven't yet, click here to watch it.

Today, I'm grateful to share with you some deeper wisdom from Allanah. She's a wonderful wise soul, and I am sure you'll find resonance between my teachings and what she shares today.

Enjoy!

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"Who Are You, Really?" - Allanah Hunt

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself who you are?

 Not who you think you should be, but actually who you already ARE.

 Once upon a time you were free to think, feel and behave in a way that was a true reflection of you. It didn’t last long as very soon, people started telling you what you should think, what you should believe, how you should feel and told you what the rules of acceptable behaviour are.

 Somewhere inside of you though, perhaps buried very deeply, is a spark of the person you once were before the world started telling you who you should be.

 If you look at a child, you will see them explore their world. They push the boundaries by climbing trees, jumping in puddles, saying ‘NO’ a lot, talking to themselves and by expressing themselves creatively through art, song, dance and movement. A small child has a bountiful imagination and creates a world for themselves that we adults can only guess at.

 They are completely absorbed in the activity they are involved in and sometimes nothing you say will tear them away from it. In that moment, the child is following their inner voice, following their joy and revelling in something that makes them supremely happy.

 Before you say it, I know we adults live in the ‘real world’; the world where you must work so that you can pay your bills, take care of those who are dependent on you and be responsible and dependable. Of course these things are important but if this is all your life comprises of who you are not living but simply existing.

 If you are here reading this article, you are most probably searching for a way to improve your life. Perhaps there are things you believe you need to change about yourself.

 Imagine an onion for a moment. Yeah, I know, brings tears to your eyes doesn’t it?

 But what if those tears came from a different place?

 What if when you cut the end off the onion to see the layers inside, you begin to understand that every one of those layers hides a part of yourself that you have forgotten? Every single layer is something you have taught yourself to become, someone others have taught you to become. If you cut through the middle of the onion, you will see its heart. If you have ever roasted an onion, you will know this is the sweetest tenderest part, wrapped and cocooned by layers of protection to keep the developing flower bud safe from harm.

 Perhaps you have done the same? Perhaps you too have built up layers of protection to keep you safe from hurt and to hide behind so that the judgemental and often unkind world can’t reach you. Those people who would seek to bully, to reject, to gossip and to make fun of you.

 The problem is, that the thicker the layers on top of you or the stronger and higher the walls, the more imprisoned you become until you cannot see yourself at all.

What if your journey isn’t about becoming anything?

What if it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you...

So you can be who you were meant to be in the first place?

So maybe instead of feeling that you need to change something about yourself to be happier, healthier, more successful or more peaceful, maybe you need instead to un-become what everyone else would want you to be.

Just like that onion that brought tears to your eyes, perhaps you could start peeling back the layers of doubt, sadness, rejection, pain, expectation, fear and conformity so that you can start creating a connection to yourself again.

 Perhaps you could start by lifting your head and looking the world in the eye.

 What do you see?

 One thing I know for sure is that you will always see what you expect to see.

If you expect to see sadness, rejection and cruelty, then that is exactly what you will be surrounded with. But if you expect to see happiness, kindness and connection with others, then that is exactly what you will see

Challenge your assumptions.

Throw off the media’s interpretation of the world we live in and look again. Look for the little children who play together with no judgement. Look for the kindness that strangers give to each other.

 Go where you feel most yourself.

 For me, this is the beach. When I put my bare feet on the sand, when I walk through the waves at the water’s edge, when I hear the sound of sea birds calling to each other I somehow come alive. It’s as if I become part of the ocean, swept away and gently carried to a place of peace and aliveness.

 Many people feel this way in a forest. The dappled sunshine above, the rippling of a stream and the birdsong that whispers constantly in joy around you, is like a cocoon of safety and calm.

 If you have never explored this, then take some time this week to find your place. Somewhere you will feel lighter, somewhere you will feel safe and somewhere you will recognise the wee child that wants to play, wants to smile and wants to dance.

 Spend time with yourself, explore your world and rediscover the person you are. Use your imagination to create a world of joy and happiness for yourself.

 Don’t be afraid as you already have everything you need inside you. The person you were born to be is waiting patiently for you to remember. Show yourself the attention you need, show kindness, show love, show acceptance and in just a short while, you will begin to shine again.

There is no path to freedom. There is only the choice to be free.

~Allanah~

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I hope you enjoyed this article as much as I did! If you'd like to learn more about Allanah, including her "rags to riches" story, then be sure to watch her video below:

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Watch Allana's "Rags to Riches" Story

3 Simple Steps To Boost Your Self Confidence & Be Your Best Self

Written by Chris Cade on . Posted in Uncategorized

Special thanks to Numerologist.com for this guest post! To get your free Numerology reading (email not required), click here.

When you’re operating as your best self, anything is possible!

Your best self, the one brimming with self confidence comes up with all the best ideas – the ones that’ll take your life in a whole new direction and bring you everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Your best self is overflowing with self-esteem, confidence, and feelings of bright possibility. Your best self sees life as an abundance of new experiences to discover, sees how much you are capable of and how incredible life will be when it all works out.

BUT… that’s not how life operates for most of us, is it? We let our other voices lead, let self-doubt, insecurity, and the voice of our ego take the reins a lot more often… The ego, this smaller version of you is much more likely to be on high alert, looking for the pitfalls, the perils and the problems in any given situation. Your ego is constantly looking out for danger because it lives in fear. This version of yourself isn’t brave enough to take a leap, trust in the unknown and believe that you’ll reach the incredible potential you have! It wants to protect you, but it ends up stunting your growth.

Most of life is a dance between these two extremes of self: We’re constantly sliding somewhere along the spectrum between pure, heart-centered power and self-trust, and fear and hiding. So wouldn’t it be incredible if you could do the work to make sure that more and more of your time was spent embodying your best self, and leaving the ego, and its small, persistent voice behind?
Being your best self is what will allow you to maintain the highest possible levels of connection, integrity and flow with life. It is in this flow where all creation resides and all possibilities exist. It’s in this space of being our best versions where we embrace the frequency of all the numbers and their energetic potentials.

Each number provides us with a key to connection, possibility, and growth. While going through each step of personal transformation your higher self will call you to embrace the energies of…

  1. Individuality and leadership
  2. Companionship and diplomacy
  3. Joy and creativity
  4. Logic and organization
  5. Freedom and exploration
  6. Responsibility and nurturing
  7. Reflection and self-knowledge
  8. Innovation and forward thinking
  9. Compassion and universal love

Are you ready to begin? It’s not as difficult or as daunting as you may think to start to achieve a more aligned state. So as you stand at this place of beginnings, this zero point of potential, you need only think about these three things…

1. Acknowledge you have Healing to do

To evolve into your best possible version of self, it’s vital to come clean about what the entire reality you are dealing with, looks like. To make the great strides of progress you desire (and deserve) in your own personal transformation, you must start on the level of authenticity and vulnerability.

But far from putting the focus on weakness, there is something incredibly empowering in authentically and honestly coming to terms with where you’re at.

Everyone has healing to do.

But it’s super-important to do this without judgment of criticism. The last thing the world needs is any more of this (and it’ll only serve to plunge you further into fear) so compassion only! The more open, real and positive we are about the healing we have to do, the smoother and more healthy the healing journey can be. Plus, this honesty gives the other people in our lives the opportunity to be of service and provide their loving support, especially when we meet with a challenge.

 

2. Stop Playing the Victim! Take action and Heal your Wounded Aspects

Playing the victim is radially disempowering. It may serve a purpose for a time as you work through certain emotions, but will ultimately create damaging habits and patterns of behavior if you stay in that state for too long.

We live in incredible times when there are SO many healing modalities available. Health and happiness can be found! But for it to be deep and lasting, calling in the help of other people is paramount. While seeking professional healing seems a very simple and obvious step on the path to personal growth, many people avoid it. But 99% of the time, the reasons you tell yourself not to ask for help belong to the very same camp as your ego. And your ego doesn’t want you to change.

But why else would there be an influx of healers emerging on our planet at this time, if you were supposed to do all the work on your own?

So when those reasons or justifications for NOT seeking healing surface in your mind (you’ll never feel them in your heart!) take a moment, acknowledge them, thank them for sharing and then release. Every time you make this conscious distinction between your ego talking, and what your best self needs in order to emerge, you empower yourself.

3. Engage with Life by Practicing to be your Best Self

Actively engage with the limitlessness of your being by practicing day to day, sometimes moment to moment, being your best version. The more you practice the more it will become a natural part of your human experience.

Remember that each day your best version will vary so don’t make it a goal to always be the same. Instead, make it a practice.

Set the intention to stand in a space of love and commit to YOURSELF, to always do the best you can, wherever you’re at, in whatever circumstances you face. And don’t berate yourself when you slip up.

The little things we do on a moment to moment basis are what truly indicate our spiritual and personal growth, and these may seem minuscule (or non-existent) at first. But over time, you’ll notice your best self emerging more and more often.

These are some key questions to keep in your mind and ongoingly ponder to support you in maintaining your best version:

  • What’s the theme of your internal dialogue, the voice in your mind? What does lens does it make you look through?
  • How do you respond in your mind to the things people say?
  • How flexible are you with change?
  • How do you treat the people around you?
  • Do your language patterns reflect positivity, empowerment, and love?
  • Are you mindful of the tone of your voice?
  • How do you respond in other types of communication? (text, phone, face to face, email)
  • In which areas of life are you reactive?
  • In which areas of life do you respond?
  • How do you extend kindness, appreciation, and love to those who have extended it to you
  • How do you extend kindness, appreciation, and love to those who have not extended it to you?
  • How often do you smile?
  • Do you try to see the generosity in the actions of those around you?
  • In what ways do you communicate your needs?
  • In what ways do you receive love?
  • In what ways do you give love?
  • Are you open and straightforward to everyone in your life about how you like to give and receive love? If not, why not?
  • What would need to be in place in order for you to share your love needs?

In any given situation these two quick questions will quickly help you access the answers you hold within yourself:

  • What would I need to shift, change or adjust in order to be my best version right now?
  • Or, what do I need to do to maintain this positive flow and remain in the energy of my best version for the next moments ahead?

The Great Payoff

Being your best version is not always the simplest thing to do. However, when you discover your own unique ways of practicing being your best version, rest assured, life will be waiting for you on the other side with some incredible gifts! And when the ego is in the lead, it can be impossible to even envisage what those may be!

So acknowledge where you are, take action on your healing, and practice, practice, practice!

Here’s to being at your best version!


I hope you’ve enjoyed this guest post from Numerologist.com!

If you’d like to continue taking steps towards becoming your best self, I highly recommend that you click here and get your free Numerology report from them.

I got mine a while back and it was really helpful in looking at areas of my life that needed more attention, as well as where to better apply my strengths. Enjoy! 🙂

Light Shall Be My Guide Today (Donald Trump, Part 3)

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As I promised in my last post, I’d be writing more about the current state of affairs in the United States.

There is a lot of fear right now. There are real safety concerns. Not just for groups of minority, either. Violence is also being perpetrated against “Trump supporters.”

The reality though is that these fears are not actually because of Trump. He is a mirror (albeit a very loud-spoken and high-profile one) for what is residing in the hearts and minds of many angry, unheard, and unseen people. People who finally feel free to share their voice.

I’m not condoning these peoples’ actions. Nor am I condoning anything that Trump has said which may led people to act “in his name” nor against his “supporters.”

What I am pointing to however is the reality before, during, and now after Trump’s election:

We already had racism, sexism, bigotry, and religious division in our society. In some places it was under the covers. In other places it was out in the open.

It was happening already. Now some people feel emboldened to be more out in the open about it.

What Trump has done is helped more of those specific people feel safer and heard. For better or for worse, more and more people are taking off their masks. I think the -essence- of that move towards personal expression and greater authenticity is positive.

It has been with a cost, however. As the groups that have been marginalized and demeaned now feel less safe and unheard. The current stories flooding media are focused on the anger and isolation residing within so many hearts.

People who have felt unloved, unseen, unheard, unsafe… seek retribution. They focus externally instead of internally. That’s why some people burn Churches and cause social unrest.

They want to be heard.

Some people are going so far as to fabricate stories of hate-crimes right now. Several high-profile “in the name of Trump” attacks on minorities have been verified by reliable media sources and law enforcement investigators to have been false.

They too want to be heard.

Some people of minority are attacking whites because they “voted for Trump” (regardless of whether the person actually did). These stories aren’t getting as much publicity, and they’re there for those of us who are researching beneath the stories that spread most quickly.

They too want to be heard.

The fear is running in many directions. To cast blame only on Trump is to lose sight of the continuing uptick in social unrest we’ve already been seeing: Police brutality against minorities, attacks on police, violence against protestors (pipelines, politics, etc), pay inequality for women and minorities, and so on.

In other words: the issues are systemic. Trump’s election is bringing more of the hidden oil up to the surface.

The thing is, all of these people who feel unheard -will never heal into wholeness, be heard, and ultimately feel safe- if we continue to reject their *essence* as human beings.

This is true whether the person is a perpetrator or a victim, Democrat or Repubican, honest or corrupt, whether the person is family or stranger, whether the person is you or me.

Every feeling that we humans experience is valid. Yours. Mine. Perpetrators. Protestors. Those who commit hate crimes. Those who are victims of hate crimes.

Those feelings may not always lead to constructive actions. Some are downright destructive. Horrifying, in fact.

The feelings within are still valid. When we reject the violence and hate, when we condemn even those who have condemned us…

All we do is make the hate grow stronger.

We cannot fight anger, ignorance, and fear with the same. We cannot withdraw our love when it is inconvenient or painful. God would not do that to us.

Why do we feel that condemning others will heal the divisions we so desperately seek to mend?

As many people and sources have said in different ways: It’s a good thing we don’t have to like our enemies. We only have to love them.

It is possible to accept destructive behaviors without condoning them. We can get clear on our priorities, hold our boundaries, and take a stand for what we believe in. We can be champions for all that is good in the world without falling prey to the trap of belittling those who don’t, can’t, or won’t champion for good.

In that spirit, it is also possible to advocate for your empowering beliefs without attacking the people who threaten all that we cherish.

Like it or not, Trump is going to become President of the United States.

Like it or not, there is massive social unrest right now.

I believe that what is happening now will ultimately bring our nation closer together. The road is already rocky. It will likely get more difficult before it gets better.

I have faith it will get better.

I’m advocating on behalf of Truth, Presence, and Compassion.

I’m advocating for all people to feel heard, seen, and safe.

I’m advocating for a world in which people believe in their own true essence, their innocence, their love, their brilliance, and ultimately their spiritual sovereignty.

For that to be possible, we have to drop our own masks of superiority. We have to let go of the idea that people who are commiting hate-crimes are worse or less-deserving than us. We have to let go of the illusions and fears that separate us from our fellow humans.

I believe it’s possible. That’s why I write.

To be clear: None of this is to further any political ideology. My agenda in writing isn’t political.

I’m not concerned with what country you live in. I’m not concerned about your political affiliation. I’m not concerned with your gender. I’m not concerned about your religion.

What do I care about?

YOU.

As a person. A human being. As the love that you are deep down.

I care that you can CHOOSE to create your life and reality. I care that you can CHOOSE what to believe even when it conflicts with other peoples’ beliefs. And I care that we can CHOOSE to do that in ways which are respectful and honor each other.

In my next post I’ll write more about all of this – not about Trump or fear – about what’s underneath it all.

My posts aren’t about politics.

Politics is just the lens, the language, the viewpoint I’m using for a much deeper message. Something more subtle. Something more beautiful. Something more important.

For now though, I leave you with this:

What human qualities do you want to advocate for in the world?

What way of being are you going to champion for our fellow humans?

How will you model *being* the change you want to see in the world?

“Light Shall Be My Guide Today”

Revealing one of my most SHAMEFUL moments…

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Has there ever been a time where you've wanted to do something, but were afraid to do it?

Maybe it was asking someone out on a date. Perhaps it was applying for a new job. Or maybe it was sharing your art with someone.

Whatever it was, that nagging voice in your head may have been telling you things like…

"Don't even try. It's going to be a disaster."

"You're not good enough to succeed."

Or even…

"You're a failure, you'll be rejected and laughed at."

Well, in 2008, I faced fears and doubts just like those… and in a big way.

And in this three part story I'm going to share how I completely changed my relationship to failure. And I'm going to share how you can do the same.

At the time, I had a great job as a software tester. I was living a "successful" life (Silicon Valley condo, nice car, wife, etc.).

But none of it made me truly happy.

The job just wasn't fulfilling, even though I was good at it. I didn't feel like I was making a difference or helping others. Every day I left work feeling like I was living out the movie Groundhog Day. Same thing day after day.

However, I did have a little hobby business on the side. I was sharing stories and helping people move past their limiting beliefs.

And what's more… I was passionate about it. I loved writing. And I loved that I got to help people.

But it was just a hobby. I could "never" do it full time, I told myself.

After all, my full time work was "secure." It let me live the lifestyle of "success." It was what was familiar. And I couldn't stand the thought of giving it up.

Plus, turning the hobby into a real business was risky. I didn't know what would happen if I left the safety of my full time job.

The voice in my head kept telling me…

"You can't make the leap. You'll never make it as an entrepreneur. You'll be a failure."

And you know what?

I nearly believed that voice. Even though I'd never actually tried building a business before, I almost let the voice convince me I couldn't do it.

But thankfully…

I didn't face my fears alone. I sought the advice and support of someone I trusted.

And, it made all the difference. I finally felt peace about my situation. Talking with my mentor gave me the perspective I needed to give notice at my job and leap toward this new business that I was passionate about.

It also reminded me yet again, that when facing fears, it's hard to do it all on your own. We need the support of others. We need guides who can show us the way.

And to share how *you* can find support for when you face those nagging fears and doubts, I put together this video for you.

Check it out here…

Watch My New 'Antivirus For Your Life' Video

Choosing this new path meant facing and overcoming my fears of being a failure, but it would cost me my house as well as my limiting beliefs…

Check your email inbox on Wednesday for part 2 of this story.
In this new video, I get VERY personal…

In it, I reveal one of my deepest, darkest shames. It's something that until *now* only a few of my very closest friends new about me.

Now you will too…

Watch It Here

How Would You Know If You Had Limiting Beliefs?

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To those of us on the path of personal growth, we know that limiting beliefs hold us back. And as 'peaceful warriors,' we find them, we eliminate them, and we feel more peaceful inside and experience greater success outside.

The reality is though…

That most of us aren't seeing the success, peace, happiness, and growth that we want and deserve because we simply don't know which specific limiting beliefs are holding us back the most.

Most of the time it comes down to 1 of 3 common thought patterns. And fortunately, it's not hard to figure out what our primary one is once we have the right tools and guidance:

Which Limiting Belief Is Blocking Your Success The Most?

The link above is for a quick 30-second quiz where you'll answer a few different questions about yourself, enter your contact info, and then get access to your customized video response on which of 3 limiting beliefs is most holding you back from success.

(this is a different one than what I shared a while back specifically on abundance)

When we look at our lives, we can tell where something is amiss when we feel held back…

Whether it's with building wealth or creating deeper relationships, being in better health or reaching our goals, we know deep inside when we're not living up to our potential.

Yet we don't always know how to narrow down the source of that feeling of limitation (aka "limiting belief") and transmute it into personal empowerment. It can start to feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

That's why I appreciate when others give me candid feedback about where I'm at in both my inner and outer journeys. Both are inextricably linked. And though my ego does NOT like being told where it's holding me back, my heart and spirit LOVE the pursuit of the Truth and living up to my greatest potential.

If you're not seeing the success in your life that you want and deserve, then check out the short video below:

Click Here My Fellow Peaceful Warrior

I Quit! No More “Inner Work” For Me. NO MORE.

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Sometimes quitting can be a good thing. For example, I've decided to quit doing "inner work."

I know it'll be a tough shift. Especially since this is something I've done for so long. Still, I feel it's necessary.

WHY?

Because frankly speaking, I don't feel that the word "work" is an accurate representation of my experience.

It's easy to get stuck in a rut trying to "fix" ourselves. When we feel pain or see a blockage in our lives, the natural inclination is to try and do anything we can to remove the blockage or eliminate the pain.

In other words, we see ourselves as broken and we don't want to be that way. So we do "work" to try and dig ourselves out of the rut or fix what we perceive as broken.

Here's the deal though…

Are you ready for this?

We're not broken.

When we specifically think that there's some flaw in us that needs to be fixed, what we're really doing is limiting ourselves. We're unconsciously avoiding all the other possibilities for our personal growth so that we can focus on the part of us that feels flawed.

From my limited perspective, I feel that kind of thinking is actually flawed because it means we aren't allowing the Divine to reveal to us what we most need to see and know.

(you can substitute 'Divine' with whatever work resonates with you: Mystery, the Unknown, the Divine, God, Allah, The One, Absolute, Creation, etc)

So what are we really doing when we focus on "inner work"?

TBD.

It's a beautifully perfect acronyn in this case. "To Be Determined" is exactly what happens when we place our faith in the Divine. We trust that the Divine will determine what we most need to know, see, experience, etc.

In this case though, TBD specifically stands for three things needed for the inner journey home:

  1. Truth
  2. Being
  3. Deepening

Truth is the clarification of perception. It's allowing ourselves to let go of the ways in which we inaccurately see reality, and instead, focus on seeing exactly what it is, how it is, when it is, where it is, as it is.

Being is the orientation towards Presence. It's living in the Now. It's allowing ourselves to be exactly where we are with our attention focused on this moment. Journeying inwards without our Presence and Being is only going to be psychological, and therefore, inherently limited to just one aspect of our entire human potential. Psychological work without Presence creates a lot of ideas without any actual transformation or change.

Deepening is allowing ourselves to more fully experience the qualities of our true nature so that they can support our inner journey. Courage? Strenght? Joy? Compassion? We've all already got these qualities within us. Part of the inner journey is allowing Truth and Being to support us Deepening into those qualities.

Long story short…

I quit.

I'm not going to refer to these experiences as "inner work" anymore.

That kind of phrasing only sets our brains up to make this journey far more difficult than it needs to be.I choose to relax a little bit, give myself a break, and find en-joy-ment in discovering new things about myself and the world.

I'm not broken. You're not broken.

We are cosmic adventurers on a grand journey inwards…

Towards the center of our hearts…

Our souls…

And our greatest most beautiful potential. 🙂

Recipe for Dream Stew (Plus Dessert)

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Enjoy this guest post from Carrie Leigh Sandoval.

The quickest way to create something new is to accept that you don’t know everything and to know that you don’t have to.

Say whaaa? Yeah, I said it.

Not knowing + accepting that we don’t know = allowing

Allowing = ever so necessary aspect of the creation process we tend to forget (because we want it NOW [cue foot stomping]).

Reminder: Instant gratification is only satisfying to the mind. Drugs, Facebook, and cutting all fall into this category (and are things I have overcome [okay maybe not Facebook, but I’ve gotten a lot better!]).

When we say,
“I don’t know, but I want to.

Or

“This totally sucks, but it doesn’t have to.

We bring an element of possibility to otherwise conclusive statements. A spark of hope during those moments of doubt and hopelessness that come with the territory of being human.

Yay! We’re human! Dance party!

When we honor the absolute truth of who we are and what we are experiencing RIGHT NOW, then add our desires, we give them a lot more oomph and plenty of legroom to fill us up in ways we didn’t know were possible.

Feel the sense of relief this statement offers:

You don’t have to know everything. Each step you take with your biggest, most glorious intentions in your heart, brings your dreams closer to you. The more you clarify who you’ve decided you want to be and which part you’d like to play, the easier it will be for your dreams to find you.

By way of your thoughts.

By way of your feelings.

By way of places you go, people you meet, dreams you awaken from.

And nudges you feel.

How do you feel now?

To really magnify and ground the frequency you’re now emitting, I’d like for you to join me in a journaling exercise.

JOURNAL TIME! (think: MC Hammer)

If you’ve got a journal, awesome (I love you). If not (I love you too), any piece of paper lined or unlined will do.

On the blank page, write down and answer the following questions:

Who do I want to be?

And

What can I do to be more authentically, wonderfully, imperfectly me?

When you’re finished writing, breathe in what you’ve written.

Deeply.

Congratulations! Your answers have brought you in alignment with your dreams and desires and you can now take either take some itty bitty steps or some giant leaps toward your goals (you know what to do). Whichever you prefer.

The actions you take must be in alignment with who you are and the wonderful, ever so fulfilling work you were born to do. If you’re all human doing and no human being, you’re likely to faceplant frequently.

Which is totally fine, but I prefer not to faceplant it.

I’d rather live it. And love it.

The bumps and bruises along the way are there to show you it’s time to look within and start asking the right questions. The ones that, when you answer, make you say and feel and know, “I HAVE PURPOSE!” Your dreams are within reach when you reach within first.

Things to remember (for me too)

  1. No one can ever be better at being you, than you. You are awesome at it.
  2. Make a decision. You’ll get where you’re going as long as you keep moving.
  3. Label your feelings. For example, say, “I’m frustrated. Okay. Cool. So now what?” Once you know where you’re at, you can easily decide where you’d like to go from there.

I’ll leave you with a fun process that I created (with the help of the creative power and imagination of my beloved two year old, Adin). This is a little game you can play to make life easier.

First, answer this question:

In a single word, what is the one thing you feel you’re missing that would make you feel whole again?

Once you’ve identified the word, using your hands, form it into an imaginary pie that fits in the palm of your hand.

As you do so, say something like, “I am making a delicious, delectable, delightful __________ (your word) pie. It is going to provide me with exactly what I need.”

When you feel it is complete, eat your energetic pie and feel the difference!

(I made and ate a confidence pie just now. Nom.)

If you are already feeling whole and grand right now, you can always make a love pie. Or an appreciation pie. You can never have too much of those. That creative, playful part of you, is just that.

Creative. Confident. And pretty darn cool.

Have fun!

And I hope you’ll journal with me again soon (Fridays are Journal Time days over at my website).

With love pie,
Carrie

Carrie is a down to earth momma, life coach, journaling queen and author of “Journals Have Feelings Too: A Guidebook for Writing Your Way Back to Sanity.” Her tenacity has helped her overcome addictions and defy the odds of being diagnosed with bipolar and panic disorders.

She is now committed to sharing every aspect of her life experience to shine hope and help the millions affected by mental illness cope and find strength amidst their diagnoses. She is passionate about making journaling and self inquiry fun and fantastic. Connect with her at www.carrieleighsandoval.com

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