You’re Hallucinating!

You’re Hallucinating!

Reality is an Illusion

If you’re feeling like everyone around you is forging ahead in the pool of “success” and you’re wondering what it is you’re doing wrong, I have a secret for you:

It’s all an illusion.

I know, “What? But, Jaclyn, they literally have a lot of money, they literally have the recognition, they literally have the life, the love-life, and the career I dream to have! How is this all an illusion?”

It’s an illusion because reality is an illusion. The entire Universe as you choose to view it in its state is an illusion stemming from your observational point.

The Belief of an Atom

For years upon years scientists believed the atom was the smallest unit of matter. However, they then observed what was inside the atom and now believe the atom is not the smallest unit of matter. There are quarks, leptons, electrons, etc…

But, why did they believe the atom was the smallest unit of matter and then change their minds about their beliefs?

One of my favorite quotes is:

Knowledge is power.

I sometimes hear people say knowledge is NOT power, but I choose to observe it differently because with knowledge you are able to make decisions for yourself and your reality as you know it to be.

Without expanding your knowledge, it becomes incredibly hard to expand your consciousness. – (I’m being brave and declaring this)

Here is why I find reality as being an illusion so fascinating:

Watch TED Talk with Neuroscientist, Dr. Anil Seth, Explain Why We Hallucinate

Do you have a body, or are you being a body?

Do you believe our brain’s filtering system is one, big hallucination? Do you believe the Law of Attraction is real? Do you believe you can create your own reality? Reply and let me know!

Life & Success as We Know It to Be

When you look around and compare yourself to other people’s life, love, and career milestones, you are creating this reality for yourself. The person you are comparing yourself to is also looking around themselves and doing the same comparison with the meaning of “success”.

You could be starting your journey in your career, or you could be at the highest part of your career, and you’re still going to have fears of failure because you’re going to look around you and compare yourself to other people’s reality (version) of “success”.

It’s innate, it’s part of being human. So, give yourself a break because you’re doing so much BETTER than you even realize you are. Not everyone is going to be vocal about how you inspire them, but it doesn’t mean you aren’t inspirational at all. And no matter how much you DO inspire others, you are still going to have scrutiny from others.

Therefore, be like Eleanor Roosevelt and carpe diem your success like the phenomenal supernova that I know and you know you are, underneath your layers of fear. It’s time to OWN your success!

Do what you feel in your heart to be right — for you’ll be criticized anyway. – Eleanor Roosevelt

XOXO Jaclyn

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The Truth Is Nonsense…Just Listen To Your Soul!

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The truth is nonsense! Just listen to your soul…and maybe have some cheesecake. What to do when your day is testing you and you feel the pressure from the others. The Universe loves you and you are STILL manifesting your dreams.

PS: also, you ARE a badass, so go be a badass and carpe diem!

You’ve got this!

Carpe Diem!

Journal Girl Jaclyn

No, You’re NOT Crazy, This Is Being Human

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You’re high vibe. You’re so high vibe because the sun stayed out of your eyes while you drove to and from work today. You’re high vibin’ because it was a quick and easy process to style your hair and make-up this morning before you hit the pedal to the metal.

You’re so high vibe as you sip your coffee/latte as it tastes as smooth as silk to your tongue because it was perfectly crafted on this day. You’re high as fuck because most of your day has been pretty easy breezy, for the most part (minus that annoying coworker who can’t seem to get on the ball- again).

You’re high vibe and life is just going easy as pie.

Then the next day comes.

The alarm went off too soon. The cat won’t stop banging on the blinds while you try to sleep for another 16 minutes. You glance at the clock and you have 23 minutes until you have to be out the door. The barista spills your latte, tack on another 5 minutes to the rush…

The phone won’t stop ringing and the emails keep coming while you try to seek peace at your desk. One after another. The inbox is filling up again.

You sneak out off to lunch, yet a coworker stops you wanting to ask you something when you are 8 feet from the door.

You are gasping for air.

Then you realize this week is “payday” week and you think, “at least I have a silver lining to look forward to in a few days.”

The remaining few days feel like the movie, “Groundhog Day”. Over and over, the same feelings of suffocation and anxiety start seeping more and more into your mindset. You are still spending each day doing your Mastering Your Mindset journaling, you still listen to your motivational speakers each morning, you still state your affirmations over and over again. Why won’t this headache go away? Why is my sister calling me and complaining all of the time? She never listens to me…why are the kids STILL making a mess in the kitchen despite the fact that I have told them repeatedly OVER AND OVER again to “clean up when you are finished.” I need to make a sign to stick on the fridge to remind them…oh shoot, I meant to stop at Walgreens on the way home today to pick up my prescription! GREAT.

Payday comes and you breathe a sigh of relief: finally! You pay all of the bills for the month…WHAT!?? $50 left until next month’s pay????

Panic sets in, the anxiety is overwhelming. Why doesn’t this affirmation shit work for ME? Why am I ALWAYS stuck in life? Why am I ALWAYS FUCKING BROKE!? This will never get better for me, I’m always going to be feeling this way, nothing ever goes right for me. Why is everyone else always sailing along on the journey of life more easily than I am? Why can’t it happen for me, too? What is wrong with me? Something must be wrong with me…why can’t I just seem to GET IT like others do when it comes to manifesting my wants and life goals?

I give up. Fuck it. I don’t give a shit any longer. Law of attraction is bullshit. Life sucks.

Does this AT ALL sound familiar to you?

There’s a fork in the road, what do you CHOOSE to think going forward? How do you CHOOSE to feel going forward? What do you CHOOSE to do going forward? And what is your relationship and connection to all of this with regards to your spirituality?

You get to choose.

And yeah,

Carpe Diem!

Journal Girl Jaclyn

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Everything Connects Together: Science AND Faith

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I’ve always been a spiritual being. You know, “Pisces” this and “Aquarius” that. As a child my intuition was so strong that I could literally predict the future before it happened. It wasn’t 100% of the time, but it was pretty often. I had mental pictures that would pop into my head and then it literally played out in front me within a few days. When I was a pre-teen I would have dreams at night and they would actually happen in my waking hours the very next day. This happened about 30 or 40 times within a year. It was SO SURREAL. I couldn’t explain it.

Everything Connects Together

Then I went through some real bad emotional and mental trauma. From that point forward I shut down my intuitive soul. I did anything and everything to survive because I was so traumatized by what had happened. My innocence was stolen. My youth was taken from me. I was fast-forwarded into adult stress and worry despite being 3 years away from legally being considered an adult.

Now I understand it all so much better.

While we are quick to claim that the Universe isn’t on our side because we experience something terrible in life, I realize now as an adult that if it wasn’t for the trauma I had experienced I wouldn’t be WHO I AM today. Does this mean I want to go back and re-live it all again? HELL NO! I wish it upon no one. However, I am thankful for the lessons I had learned.

I never want to spend the rest of my life in anger, resentment, cynic, and anything else that keeps me feeling stuck in life.

Everything works together in this Universe. Everything happens FOR you. If it wasn’t for my past trauma, I wouldn’t have realized my soul purpose in this world. If it wasn’t for my past trauma, I wouldn’t have been able to tap into my old-soul wisdom as intricately as I do now in the present. If it wasn’t for my past trauma, I wouldn’t have been able to help THOUSANDS of souls all around this world every single day.

And this right here, right now, IS my purpose, my passion, my true soul’s calling.

I truly feel everything connects TOGETHER:

Science AND faith.

My favorite subject growing up was ALWAYS science. I wanted to be an astronaut or teach science while growing up. And I have always been spiritual; I do believe everything exists for a reason. There is no “right” or “wrong” when it comes to how you CHOOSE to live your life. If it works for you, then it works!

I AM Here To Remind You of Your Power

You get a choice- always. You get to choose how you want to live your life. While life has events and circumstances that ARE out of our control sometimes, try to approach it in a way of curiosity. What is the Universe teaching us? What is the Universe trying to convey to us about ourselves as individuals and as a humanity? What are the reasons and the purpose on a grander scale? And in the long-run?

Everything is temporary, even our own thoughts and feelings. What you focus on gives power to your mindset beliefs. And your mindset beliefs create your physical reality because the neural signals in your brain emit POWERFUL vibrations of matter within the Universe.

The Universe IS responding to you, FOR you.

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You Get a Choice: React, Or Respond

A reaction is an immediate action to an external stimuli. Reaction is usually SO immediate that there isn’t a processing of evidence before it takes place with regards to a mental state. It’s just so instantaneous that it often has a mental counter-action, almost like the opposite action.

A response, on the other hand, is usually through a processing of evidence beforehand to an external stimuli. A mental response is usually given after one has time to decide on their course of action. It’s a response because it’s a choice of action through mental processing, whether that choice is of supportive or unsupportive action.

Of course, these are my interpretations of these two nouns. You get to CHOOSE how you want to interpret them! Just like you get to CHOOSE how you want to live your life in the present and going forward. You get to CHOOSE how you want to live by your soul’s purpose, or if you want to be in tune with your soul at all. We all have free-will, and this is so powerful because we get to CHOOSE how we want to RESPOND to anything and everything in life.

How do you make your choices when it comes to following your soul’s calling? Are you reacting or responding? Are you following your fears, or are you following your passions? Are you loving yourself and empowering yourself, or are you ignoring your POWERFUL CONNECTION with your soul (thus, the Universe)? Everything works together SIMULTANEOUSLY.

What are you choosing and how are you choosing to think, feel, act and live FOR yourself and FOR your life?

Carpe Diem!

Journal Girl Jaclyn