M A M A N A T U R E // You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment. In that insight of inter-being, it is possible to have real communication with the Earth, which is the highest form of prayer. - Thich Naht Hanh
This photo I took while canoeing at sunrise on Lake Louise evokes for me this message from Nelson Mandela: "May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears."
Become deeply aware my loves that you have a choice before you in every moment.
May your choices reflect your hopes. 💙
#meditation#reflection#nelsonmandela#hope @michellemaros @peacefulmindpeacefullife
Instead of saying "I don't have enough time." Or "I can't afford to start a health and fitness routine." Try saying "I just don't feel like making myself a priority." And see how that feels.
If that hits you right in the gut, you may want to re-configure your to do list a bit. 📝🤔 #realitycheck#youreworthit#truthbomb
It's Friday and the only thing worse than being in relationship with a toxic person is BEING the toxic person.
Pray for those who live and thrive in the dark
Have a tiny softness for those who don't know what to do with their pain because they don't know that they're even in pain.
Bless those who can't crawl out of their washed brains even if they tried.
Just a spec of compassion for those who have hurt you. Cuz hurt people hurt people.
And so we pray for them cuz we've tasted the light and we know what it means to hold ourselves and each other to a standard of Grace.
The difference between the fear voice and the intuitive voice? Usually fear is quite loud and intuition will calmly & confidently whisper to you. That's why we need to get quiet enough to hear it.
I can't even tell you how many things I said bye-bye to in the last year, either because it just didn't feel right inside anymore--or it never did in the first place. I moved and left, I dated and didn't settle, I stopped giving to relationships that were ultimately draining. I stopped participating in anything that didn't support LIFE and how I want to live mine. Not here, not him, not this, I said. No one could tell me the answer, I had to feel it.
When something/someone doesn't feel expansive, it's time to go. In fact, you're not doing anyone any favors by staying in. If something feels off, it IS off.
All of the no's lead me closer to my true yeses. Intuition is a gift we all get and the more we listen to it, the stronger and clearer it gets. I use intuition to guide my whole life, including all my business decisions.
Your soul knows everything--it's time to trust it.
Poem by Shel Silverstein.
You don't "get over" the experiences and people and losses that most deeply alter your heart and soul. You don't forget the moments where everything changed and you could no longer be the person you'd known yourself to be before. Those experiences and people and losses leave their marks. Scars you'll always carry and bruises that stay a little tender to the touch.
They become a part of you, whether you want them to or not. The more you resist this, the harder it becomes to move forward.
They shape you, and that shaping gives you a choice: let them define or limit or mold you into someone who's stuck or bitter or broken... or let them grow you into someone who's stronger and wiser and more discerning. Someone who trusts themselves above all else, and who learns to find the wisdom in the wounds and the purpose in the pain.
We carry these experiences and people and losses forward with us, but we get to choose whether they're a burden or a gift.
And that choice makes all the difference. 💛
✨ You are your greatest asset. When you take care of you life will take care of itself✨
So make sure you invest wisely.
I am reminded of this all the time in many aspects of my life. I am my greatest asset and I need to look after myself first (often hard to do when you are a mum) to be the best version of me.
There are three areas I think it are equally important when investing in yourself - these will help you inspire others when they see you living in alignment with your truth.
I am working on the following three areas at the moment to uplevel my investment in myself: ✨ Health
Being mindful of what I am putting in my body. I've gotten really good over the last year at putting only the good stuff on my body and using my oils to manage moods and up my self-care but my food choices are often inconsistent. Also focussing on moving my body everyday. ✨ Wealth
Reading the book, the barefoot investor and making plans with my hubby to get rid of some of our debts and be more wise with our money (no budgeting required). Focussing on growing my biz and increasing the residual income that comes into our household budget in the coming months - I believe every home should have an element of residual income that grows over time. If you want to learn more about this please PM me, I would love to chat! ✨ Personal development
Constantly learning and developing has always been a passion of mine. Right now, my PD is reading the book, 'The Slight Edge' and making time for podcasts and biz trainings that will help me grow and in turn grow my biz.
What can you do to invest in your greatest asset - yourself? Your authentic self is your best self, and the truer you are to you (the more you invest in you) the more success and fulfillment you will receive.
#truthbomb from @beingbrigid
Sometimes I get goofball looks when I ask people how their relationship with food is, but the truth of the matter is you can be in a pretty dark place of self-judgement, attachment and fear when it comes to food. Does that sound like a relationship you would choose with a human? One way you can start to change your relationship with food is to start a #mindfulness practice. Start with 5-10 minutes a day of gentle breath awareness, noticing thoughts as they come up but not attaching any meaning to those thoughts, treating yourself with compassion as you would a dear friend or young child. Unsure how to start? Try the @insight timer app for guided meditations. I also recommend reading the Self-Compassion Diet by Jean Fain #nourishingrootsnutrition#functionalnutrition
ITS TIME TO START MAKING SOME REAL MONEY
You are a business woman.
And as a business woman....I also want you to remember that its very important to put yourself in the environment you're intent on creating.
So whether that's jumping on that plane or just jazzing up your office.... It not only PROPELS you out of your current situation and OLD way of thinking... But your new environment is an OPPORTUNITY to STEP IN AND BECOME the new you!
If being by the ocean is going to propel you into your natural state of abundance...go there every week, watch youtube videos....go there in your mind!! A few weeks back I went to Paris terrified...financially I was NOT in a position to be galavanting around, I had shit to do, loans to pay and money to make.
But, because this is WHAT I TRULY wanted, I went there, had the time of my life with my soul sister, get new VIP clients and all was good... BECAUSE I was in the environment I wanted.
I went regardless of my situation.
And that is EXACTLY why I am going to Bali very very soon.
IF YOU REALLY WANT TO MAKE SOME REAL MONEY!! If you are really SERIOUS about all this!!
You got say 'F**K IT!' and go! So if your surroundings just aren't you...ITS CRITICAL that you do whatever you can to BRIGHTEN UP YOUR WORLD!
You staying here is only encouraging the thought that 'you haven't got this'. And let's face it....YOU'RE BORED RIGHT NOW. You staying here is only keeping you trapped.
So, what are you waiting for???? YOU ARE A BUSINESS WOMAN....AND ITS TIME TO START MAKING SOME REEEEEAAL MONEY.
Its the fastest way to do what you want right....by ACTUALLY doing what you want. xx
P:S: I HAVE 3 SLOTS ON MY PRIVATE COACHING AVAILABLE.... And I'm looking for 3 vivacious women who I can laugh HARD with, who want to live free and become INFLUENTIAL women online.
Its time to start making some REAL money sugar! Message me now!
Happy #friyay 🎉
It's no secret that I love network marketing! I know that comes with instant eyerolls 🙄from some, you're thinking another person trying to sell me something... right?! But I ask you to please please please 🛑 stop looking at it that way. YES, some people go about their business the wrong way and totally spam you with their "products" or "sales". Luckily for me, I offer WINE 😜🍷. With that being said, let me give a few reasons why the network marketing professional is AWESOME 🙌🏼 -it's YOUR business... no working for anyone else!
-no 9-5 or feeling like you can't call out when your kids are sick and need you. #truthbomb -you don't have to go into debt by paying for college loans 😑. I know the stress of this process and debt all too well. -you meet and "work" with some of the most amazing and positive people I've ever met! We all help, and uplift each other 🙏🏼. 👉🏼so that's my Friday Feeling this morning 😜. If you've been sitting on an opportunity to join a network marketing company, I say GO FOR IT! But, understand your success all depends on YOU ☝🏼
Wake up. Sit. Breathe. Connect within to your infinite wisdom.
In the silence of your practice you become aware of the Truth that the only thing you can change is your response in every moment.
I end my meditation every morning with these words, "My beloved please grant me the grace of unshakeable faith." 💚
@peacefulmindpeacefullife @michellemaros #photo 📷@powerofpositivity
He knows what we need and how we are able to receive all that He has for us. He’s interested in it all. Do not worry about today or tomorrow. God is with you. He is for you and He is faithful. Where do you tend to go it alone? #fridaysforward
Sometimes simple says it best. Wrapping a long productive week with the simplicity of my day.⠀
I drank a beautiful cappuccino, I'm creating a beautiful post on upgrading your life, and I am going to open an amazing bottle of Spanish wine, slice some figs, lay out some serrano ham, manchego cheese, and olives, and celebrate my accomplishments, my attempts, and my life!⠀
I also want to take a moment to express my condolences to the families of those that lost loved ones and the prayers for speedy recoveries to those that were injured in yesterday's attacks on Barcelona and Cambrills. ⠀
Estamos a su lado!⠀
Simple things that can be profound!! ⠀
How are you celebrating life today?
Did you know you can see who watches 👀 your stories ? 👆🏻 yup , you can. I find a lot of people watch my stories but never like any of my stuff on my page 🤔 I wouldn't even know they followed me! I find it weird . Maybe you don't like what I do because it's not for you and that is fine, but we all should support one another .
If someone sells leggings think of them next time you need a new outfit
If someone sells makeup, support them when you need new makeup.
If someone is promoting a healthy lifestyle SUPPORT them.
Whatever the case may be, show support to your peeps, because you are following them for a reason after all . Right ?! 🤷♀️ .
I am feeling inspired & joyful today!
Conscious connect was yesterday. This was an event my friend Jimmy and I started with the intention of bringing people from the island together to connect for potential collaborations.
It's now evolved into a support & mastermind style group for like-minded entrepreneurs, healers, business owners and people on their own life journey of discovery. 💪
It was bloody brilliant & I feel great today.
Watch the video with sound to hear why 💃😚 With love and magic
In light of all the horrific events happening in our country & around the world, we can start to feel hopeless.
We get overwhelmed by all the information being thrown at us, all the incredibly disturbing images. We get overwhelmed with what to do, which protest will be attend, where will I send my money, who will I support, how can I make a difference?? There's so much action to take, we can end up freezing and taking little to no action at all.
We can get overwhelmed with not wanting to say the wrong thing that we stop joining in the conversation.
"Nothing changes without you." @daniellelaporte #truthbomb
If you start to beat yourself up for not handling this mess perfectly, you're not doing any good.
If you say the wrong thing, because you're still learning, let someone correct you, keep learning and keep on. Don't step out of the fight because you're being beating yourself up instead.
Show yourself some compassion, if you need to take a break from all the images to get grounded and back in your body, then do. It'll keep your fire lit, rather than burn yourself out trying to do and attend and support all the things.
The change starts at home, it starts with you.
And as @rupaulofficial always says "If you can't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else."
How have you been feeling and processing these events? Are you planning some events? Tell me in the comments so others can see & support.
If you're needing support getting back in your body or processing big feelings, come see me. I'll be at @lifespasouthatx this weekend & Monday. Link in bio for more info.