When you have some spare time during the day it is so easy to do the things you feel you need to do, laundry, cleaning, running errands and the list goes on. Sometimes you need to just let all those things go for a couple of hours or until the next day and do something that will make your happy! When you are feeling happy and rested, all those little tasks are more enjoyable and it will change your whole energy field. What have you done for yourself over the past week?
I made the decision on Saturday to start pulling cards again. My plan was to do it first thing in the morning when I woke up but as the saying goes "life happens". I've had expectations for serene, intention setting mornings for a while now and have failed more times than I care to admit. This makes me wonder what the hell happened to me over the past year. I've had some bizarre experiences over the past few days, ones that have required me to dig deep and reflect on myself and changes that need to be made. It's now 9am and I've been up for 2 hours which means I actually slept till 7 this morning. That never happens, I'm usually awake at 5 and most nights I'm lucky to get 4 hours of sleep. I had no thought this morning of grabbing my cards till just now. I thought I'd have to be in some perfect headspace to do it but as I sat at my computer I had an urge to pick them up. This is what I pulled and this is what I will carry with me today to reflect on. #noexpectations#theuniversehasyourback#anxietysucks#workonyourself#backtoyoga#youngliving
🙄I get told all the time - "don't have any expectations, and you'll avoid disappointment." .
But how can anyone have no expectations? It’s impossible to have no expectations. .
If you expect to expect nothing, you expected that. See how hard it is? 🤔 😵
One definition of the word expectation is; a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future. Having an expectation about something or someone can give us excitement and security for the future 📆. -
What happens when our strong beliefs that something will happen, does not end up happening? 🤷♀️ most times disappointment, sadness, maybe some anger? 😳 it means we put so much energy into that thing, whatever it is, and the end result is a loss ⬇️ big time bummer right? -
So what can we do to replace the lost energy? And turn it into something positive and rewarding? 🤔 I think we can focus on ourselves ✔️ We can make sure we are genuinely kind humans to others ✔️ no one appreciates a phony. We can be thrilled about something and not put A L L of our energy into it ✔️ We can live a life leaving us to know, at the end of the day; I made my Creator and myself proud today. I have not left someone in tears, I have made others smile. I have not left someone with yuck words sitting in their heart, I have genuinely cared for them. I treated others the way I want to be treated. And expecting nothing in return 🚫 while totally appreciating everything that comes our way ♥️
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Letting go of expectations brings me great courage to let go of fear for the unknown.
When I welcome the unknown, I become so excited to see where this moment’s decision is gonna lead me.
Every moment, great excitement comes from within, which brings me so much joy in the here and now and allows me to see the beauty of life.
Every moment feels exciting.
Every moment becomes like a game where I get to taste the different flavours from different choices I make.
The here and now becomes so much more alive.
I am able to enjoy simply just being: being in this moment, being alive, being who I am, being with myself.
There’s no need to HAVE TO do something.
If this moment, I feel like sitting down, closing my eyes and simply enjoying my breathing and exploring with my mind, then I’ll just do it.
I’m not gonna move until I am moved by the desire coming from within.
Simply existing is beautiful and free.
I’m now excited to see what this life and this self right here has to offer.
Every moment is a great chance for me to exercise my awareness and practice coming back to my true self.
There’s no need to prove anything to anyone.
There’s no need to do anything to please anyone.
I never expected it. I never expected the perfect proposal. I never expected a hand crafted ring made just for me. I never expected it after 2 years. I never expected to find true love. I never expected to find my soul mate let alone the one I’d love to marry. I never expected to find a guy who is my absolute best friend. I never expected us to meet at the gym. 😂 I never expected to fall so head over heels so quickly for someone. I never expected for someone to make me feel so worthy of their love. I never expected to find someone who’d I’d wanna wake up to every day for the rest of my life. And because I’ve never had expectations, I’ve been absolutely swept of my feet.
Expectation = disappointment.
Ride the wave of life.
You are where you’re meant to be right now.
You are on the right path. I never expected to love and to care about someone so much.... and here he is @pjlythall ♥️ #Magic
I've read that the fears we don't face become our limits.
With that in mind, years ago I went to my first professional audition. I was terrified but had I not put myself out there for the chance to mess it up royally I would not be where I am.
All of my music experiences have to lead me to be the vocal coach I am today. Without all of those ups and downs in this crazy industry, and yes it is crazy good and crazy bad at times, I would not be able to give as much as I am able to now to my clients.
I can answer their question with wholehearted honesty about the hard work it takes to work on your craft. I don't mean hard work like how digging a ditch can be hard. I mean you have to be uncomfortable a lot in order to grow as a performer.
It can be terrifying to stand on a stage at an audition and sing your best and not get the part or the acceptance you were hoping for. It is even harder to not judge yourself after a difficult experience and keep at it with the passion you feel in your heart.
But in order to be amazing, you do have to give yourself the power to really mess things up by going for it. If you do mess it up, cry, dust yourself off, learn what you needed to learn and get right back out there because someone is dying to hear what you have to say. •
I'm sure there's something out there that scares you! Decide today to DO it and share in the comments below!
Lately I’ve been under a lot of stress, so my friend @juliorivera.nyc asked me what I do when I’m feeling this way, how I get out of it? The answer is simple:
I don’t make it wrong.
I breathe through it. I trust that there’s learning in it, and I trust that it will pass. In the meantime, I’m extra compassionate to myself.
When you remove the need to feel comfortable all the time, you relieve so much suffering. We’re here to experience all emotions. Comfort, discomfort, and everything in between.
Whatever you’re experiencing today, it’s not wrong. You’re not wrong. You’re still moving toward your heart’s deepest desire. In every given moment. Trust trust trust.
No reason to stay inside during the rain! Eight of us we’re supposed to meet up this morning. Because of the chance of rain only three of us and our kiddos ended up there. I really don’t get it, but to each their own.
I see the weather as a learning experience for all of us. What does the ground feel like? Is it muddy, do you want to touch it? Yes? No? Either is fine. I have a washing machine, towels and a dryer at home. Explore. The earth is your playground little lady.
The expectations we put on ourselves and others stifle the numerous opportunities that are available to us. Leave what you expect and what’s really available to you will surprise and delight you. #noexpectations#nojudgments#mindful
I have to admit after spending an amazing time with my family exploring a shockingly beautiful country I felt blessed to have been able to have the experience. It also felt so nice to be home back in my own bed, with our dogs and to be back in my studio again. I have never been away from my clients and from teaching for that long. I felt renewed and so inspired to be back teaching. It has been nice to reflect as I get ready to close up the studio for the weekend.