Hey Sensational Soul!
As I sit here writing this while watching my pets sleepily snore on a Sunday afternoon, I am (like usual) contemplating life and our role on this planet. I had a conversation with someone yesterday who is stuck in a pattern of “reacting” vs. responding when it comes to life. I saw the fire in this person, their soul aching to get out and live by its true purpose; however, their thought patterns are currently stuck in victim mentality.
While we cannot control how people live their lives or how others think and feel; nonetheless, what we CAN control is how we (ourselves) live our own lives and we CAN control how we (ourselves) think and feel. And this shapes and creates our new physical reality.
I ended my conversation with this individual by saying, “I don’t want to wake up 20 years from now, if I make it that far, and look back full of regrets thinking and feeling I should have done this or that.”
I want to live in the NOW. I want to relish in the beauty of the present moment. And part of being happy on your own soul’s journey is to be grateful for what you DO have in your life right now and the people who are a positive support system. So many of us look back on our memories and either look back on them in gratitude that we are no longer living in the past; or, many of us look back on the past and think, “I was so happy THEN.”
Look, let me be blunt for a second: the past, no matter how good or bad, is IN the past. There is nothing we can do to bring it back. And continuing to live in the past is only STUNTING our ability to be happy in the present.
So how do you let go and ALLOW yourself to relish in your current moments? How can you START truly living your life so that in the future you are not looking back in regret? Here are some tips:
1) Wake up in gratitude. Wake up each morning and while you are getting ready for your day, start telling yourself how “thankful” you are for your bed, your bathroom, your air conditioning, your coffee, your breakfast meal, the ability to be able to breathe on your own, your car, the destination you are going to that allows you to be able to pay your bills each month, your sight, your hearing, your sense of smell, and so much more. There is ALWAYS something to be thankful for in your life. Somewhere on this earth, filled with over 7 billion people, someone does not have the same things you are blessed with in your life.
2) Embrace that alarm sound. Set an alarm in your phone at least 4 times per day to go off so that you take 1-3 minutes and stop what you are doing and have a moment of a mental break. Either close your eyes or keep them open, FOCUS on your breathing, clear out all the noise going on in your mind, and just breathe for 1-3 minutes stating, again, how thankful you are for your ability to be able to have these moments. Think about how thankful you are to have your lunch meal from today, being able to get from place to place by your mode of transportation, and everything else that you may take for granted each day.
Doing this 4 times, or more, on a daily basis is TRAINING your mindset to shift from a negative-thinking cycle into a more positive and centered place of being. This allows your mindset to SHIFT from living in stress/fear to living from a place of your soul’s truest calling. This transformation gives your soul its ability to start communicating TO you more as you ALLOW it to do so from a place of gratitude.
3) The Secret of manifesting. Living in the present in gratitude is the root of ALL manifestations. Daily, consistent practice in your thinking patterns WILL shift because you are TRAINING your mindset, thus your mindset beliefs will also shift. Your consistent awareness of how you are thinking FREES you from the burdens of the “shoulds” in your life. Your soul is aching to get out and you don’t even realize YOU hold the keys to the cage you may be holding yourself hostage in with regards to your physical reality. By ALLOWING your soul to live its true purpose, you ALLOW your manifestations to come into your physical realm. How fascinating is this!?
Your soul, your mindset, and the Universe work TOGETHER, simultaneously, in creating your own reality. And you are the MASTER of your mind, not the other way around. Think of it in terms of learning a math problem or getting into the habit of physically working out: at first it seems hard; but, because you keep at it, the process becomes easier and with practice it becomes more like second-nature to you. You then master those math problems or your body gets into better shape!
Those Fast-Moving Particles
You are full of tiny, fast-moving particles that shape you as a human being. In order to change what is on the outside change must begin INWARDLY. Your mindset CREATES your new reality. You hold so much power within you and you CAN master your mindset with the proper guidance and support system. You CAN manifest anything and everything you truly desire into your life. At ANY given moment in time you can CHOOSE to think and create in ANY direction you decide. You get a choice. You get to choose in this moment, right now. Furthermore, by living through your soul’s truest purpose, those inspired ideas that pop into your head (I call them your soul’s nudges) allow you to SHOW the Universe what you truly desire into your life, thus speeding up the manifestation process. So take those inspired actions, sensational soul!
Are You Going To Make The Rest Of Your Life The Best Of Your Life?
We are NOT promised tomorrow, we have today, right now. Do you want to continue down the same path you are currently on? Or, do you want to set your intentions and CREATE your new physical reality? How do you want to think back on your present and feel about it? How do you WANT to live your life? Do you want to live it full of regret as the main driving source? What do you WANT to be able to think and say 6 months from now, a year from now, 10 years from now (however much time we have on this planet)?
As I told this person yesterday during our conversation, “As long as you are still breathing, and you haven’t croaked yet, it is NEVER too late to start living the life you truly desire and be happy.”
And I wholeheartedly believe this. You ARE worthy of being happy. You ARE worthy of living the life your soul truly wants to live. And your mindset and soul ARE one with the Universe, they work together simultaneously. You ARE in control of your own new reality. You ARE in the driver’s seat, so where do you want to go and who do you want to be? How do you want to leave your mark on this earth? You can do this, I believe in you.
Journal Girl Jaclyn