Three simple practices to care for your emotionality:
1) Check in with yourself regularly. Ask yourself: How am I feeling right in this moment? What in me would like some care and attention?
2) Practice saying “hello” to your feelings and they arise, and also say “goodbye “ when they leave. When we can greet our arising feelings with the same open attitude we’d greet a friend, we allow them space to be, and to move through us naturally - rather than pushing them away or clinging to them and thus causing ourselves suffering.
3) Name your feelings. “Hello sadness... hello anger... hello joy...” Labeling emotions gently and non-judgementally helps our brain 🧠connect to our heart ❤️, so we can integrate our experience. More integration = more wholeness! 🙌🏽
3) Remind yourself that all emotions have a beginning, a middle, and an end. The problem is we get caught in the middle and make a story about ourselves or others that may not be true. Example: a strong feeling of desire overtakes us; we might attach the meaning “I am unwanted or unworthy of love.” See if you can observe the mind’s tendency to do this. Don’t criticize the mind, just ask it to soften back so you can attend to the lifecycle of the feeling as it passes through. 😌
You know what annoys me and surprises me? This whole "In today's world everything is so hard" crap (excuse my French). Things have been difficult since the beginning of humanity. It's part of being human. It's part of this whole expansion game.
Our parents, grandparents, their parents and grandparents had struggles too. Very different to ours and I bet they felt as heart wrenching and insurmountable as "our problems" can sometimes feel.
And you know what, I think we have it easiest with all the teachings out there that redirect us back to ourselves, our wholeness and our truth. PREACH 🤘
And since we can only focus on one thing at a time, I know where I'd rather put my efforts ... ;-) Hug you.
When moving one key element you must make is the change of address . Why is it so important? Because you don’t want to miss out on the mail that’s just for you !
We have to take that same approach when God has changed us ! Don’t be offended anymore when someone says “You’ve changed.” It’s actually a compliment ! He has put a calling on your life and you’re the one who has to receive it.
📬 When we welcome God into our lives we become new beings. He is not concerned about what you haven’t done alone, but what are you doing now that he is in your life !
📬 You have prayed for this type of change over your life. Lord change my family line , change the addiction , change my mentality, or change my health. I mean the list is endless ! When he actually does it do you stand still or walk into it ?
“Jesus told him, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk!” Instantly, the man was healed! He rolled up his sleeping mat and began walking!”John 5:8-9 NLT.
📬 Go and don’t look back ! The man was sick for 38 years and when God told him to go he did it ! He believed what God said over his life more than what others had told him !
📌It’s time to change our address in this season ! We can no longer ask for God to make the change and when he makes the change try to go back to that old mindset. Comment below 👇🏾I’M CHANGED !
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Happy FriYAY Beautifuls 🌸 I hope you get to enjoy some time in your own company over the weekend 📖🍃 self reflection and self awareness is one of the best gifts you can ever give to yourself ✨ your relationships and bank account will thankyou 😉
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➕After long hours on the computer, try rubbing Deep Blue essential oil blend on your fingers, wrists, shoulders, and neck.
➕Apply on feet and knees before and after exercise
➕Massage Deep Blue with a few drops of carrier oil onto growing kids’ legs before bedtime.
➕ Rub Deep Blue on lower back muscles after a day of heavy lifting at work or during a move.
Also comes in a lotion—one of our most used oils in the family! .
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Too often in relationships, we want the other person to be, do, and give... what we will not. We expect love, but do not always reciprocate love.
Make sure your partner feels loved, too. Relationships are a mutual exchange. #RM#SpeakRachelle
Everything that you're going through right now is CONNECTED to the victory that is ahead! There are special seasons that God will set apart for his glory. Seasons that seemingly look like a loss but in actuality are PRE-DETERMINED by God to bring you into the greatest season of your life! ☺️🎉So often you find yourself disappointed, let down and discouraged because your life doesn't "look like" what God promised you but Victory is not determined by what you see, Victory is determined by who you choose to believe. For we walk by faith and NOT by sight. Choose Victory today! 2 Corinthians 5:7 @godlygirlbrunch. #LETSBRUNCH#GIRLTALK#MARIAHPOWELLMINISTRIES#THEGODLYGIRLBRUNCH#WHENSISTERSMEETUP#SISTERHOOD#FAITH#WHOLENESS#PURITY#PURSUIT#MENTORSHIP#BRUNCH
Triggers are calling you back to your heart,
To the places that have yet to be deeply known and loved.
Forgive yourself for being human.
It’s going to be okay.
Letting go is only hard when you resist grief.
Grieve for it is what means you are alive, connected and loving.
The medicine of this moment is only for right now.
It does not mean anything about the future.
Next blossoms out of the fruit of the alchemy of this now.
Open to it all, the triggers, the softening of your heart, relinquishing the illusion you can control your soul, or love or life.
Unfurl into the never ending mystery of you.
There is no way you can ever get being you wrong.
I was not kidding when I said last week that something happened the moment I turned 37. My taste buds are wicked!! I am craving chocolate 🍫 like CRAZY and if you know me, you know I don’t like chocolate 😩😩😩 I have to admit that the last two weeks I have not had any self control. — it’s time for a sugar detox 😷
Coming Home 🌠
New blog post link in bio ❤
"Purge any feeling of lack
RELINQUISH outside desires
And come home to yourself
Nothing will fill you better than your own awakened consciousness
You need nothing but the home that is inside of you"...
If you look throughout the Bible, God revealed Himself to various men and women. He desired a people who He could have one heart with, who’d share His love and passion, not because they changed themselves, but because they surrendered by faith to Him. Women received their dead, people escaped the sword, men received supernatural strength, and people were set apart for the Lord.He didn’t ask anyone’s permission, He chose us before the world was made by Him. A very real day will come when the dead will be resurrected and all will be brought before God Almighty and will receive judgment, for what they did, good and bad. For those outside of Jesus, they will be condemned, for those in Christ this will be a wonderful time, entering the joy of our Lord! Eternal service and love to our King! ✨✨✨✨/////He has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began. 2 Timothy 1:9 ✨✨✨✨ #Jesus#Holy#Called#Purpose#Life#Love#Depression#Cure#Wholeness#Salvation#Repent#KnowGod
The Course In Miracles says, ‘Happiness is a decision I must make.’ Regardless of your life situation you can always find an expression of happiness somewhere and in something. It’s up to you though to see it, and the more you seek it out deliberately, the more it wi show up for you. #happinessquotes#joy#wholeness#bliss#courseinmiracles
Freedom. Something many of us value. But, what is it, really?
We are taught to follow our feelings, to build a life that gives us the freedom we desire. Freedom from constraints and stress. Freedom to do whatever we want. Is this really freedom or a cage that resembles freedom that we become servants of?
The ego and the soul have different ideas about what freedom really is.
Ego has us construct a life where we feel “free” only as long as we do not bump up against the limitations that trigger fear, clinging, pushing away or disconnection. Freedom as long as there are no triggers.
The soul has different ideas.
It’s true purpose is our liberation.
Soul is love.
It is mystery and psyche.
It is the union of earth and spirit in our human form.
It is mystery and fertile darkness.
It is the dance of emptiness and form,
Known and unknown.
Vast and spacious.
Knowing and wise.
Yet brave is the one who follows the tugs of the soul.
Soul will pull you towards what you want to cling to, so you will let go.
Soul will pull you towards that which you want to push away or run away from, so that you will learn how to stay with an open heart.
Soul will pull you towards that which you want to deny or disconnect from, so that you will heal your wound of separation.
It is true power to lean into the edges of the tugs and hints and sparks of a path paved by the soul, since it’s edges are only ever faintly outlined within the vast territory of infinite space and time.
Soul pulls you towards freedom.
Your desires are not about the objects or outcome but the chance to free yourself from creating walls between you and life, to reveal your limitations within the expanding nature of love or to receive those opportunities the universe wishes to bestow upon you.
It is presence and brave.
Letting go and being here.
Each moment an ethereal in-between.
An eternal now.
Freedom is something else,
Beyond time and space.
Where you sit, rooted in the love of your own soul.
OMG, I’m so random... BUT that’s what makes me who I am! There’s something kind of special about starting to face your own truths and heal from the inside out. See, years ago I lost a ton of weight and thought that I had cured all of my troubles... but see those were only physical troubles which meant that the emotional and mental troubles were still fighting... meaning that because I chose to heal the surface without caring for root a setback was sure to happen.
See, in order to properly care for a plant you have to treat and care for the soil. Getting the water/nourishment right down to the bottom where the roots are buried. If you don’t treat the root cause of your weight gain..(depression, stress eating, anxiety, mood swings, lack of sleep..etc) then you’re only dealing with the surface (I.e. working out like a mad person 7 days a week)
Well, I’m happy to say that today I can HONESTLY shout that I’ve found balance. Meditation, prayer, being more conscious and aware have all helped me deal with my internal struggles. Now it’s time to build a masterpiece.. #BAWDY .
#SelfHealing#Wholeness#SelfLove#DoWork#MentalHealing#Fitness#ISeeWhyPeopleTalkBehindMyBack#IWouldntFaceMeEither#ILookStrong 😂😂😂 #FitLife#Fitness#HereICome#ExcuseMyHair
What inspires you? I mean, truly, what really gets your blood pumping? 😍😍😍 .
As an intuitive mentor, therapist, and healer, I never fail to be inspired by doing what I love and putting my heart out there, owning all of my real self. It felt wonderful to extend that passion and love to others last night at our monthly Soul Solutions group for holistic practitioners. I am excited to announce that I will be soon offering more classes, workshops, and inspirational gatherings on a more frequent basis. I never would have begun to do this if I hadn’t listened to and acted upon those yearnings and the nudging of my own heart. .
Your heart knows what is best for you— what your soul’s purpose is. It is trying to guide you in the right direction for you. It is your destiny unfolding. You would think it would be easy for us humans to take that ride— do more of what you love and less of what you don’t. But there are so many confusing messages, expectations, and ideas out there that we can get lost in the noise! This is why it is so important to connect to your True Self, beyond all the noise. So you can hear what REALLY calls to you, what your heart truly desires! That will be your inspiration. How can you nourish your own sense of inspiration today? .
Need help? I am now seeing clients in my Scottsdale healing space at @amindfulnesslifecenter. Visit my website for more info on how to get started with me for therapy or one of my other healing modalities. ☀️☀️☀️ Thanks to Nita Blum for capturing some recent head shots for me! I haven’t had a new one in awhile 😊💗 .
6:00am The alarm hit and I think: When you least want to do something! it’s when you have to do it the most! 🔥
FOCUS: As you train, breathe consciously, feel your breath coming in and bring oxygen to your body. where you focus you direct your energy, visualize how your muscle fibers break and how your whole body recharges with energy. 👀🧠
I made the first, the second and the third exercises in a serie, the fourth and the fifth separately! This is my Bicep Routine from today. 4 series of each exercise. 💪🏻🏋🏻♂️
Eat some carbs and protein on the first 45mins after your workout and do it consciously. 🥦🍌🥑🍞
how you can see it is about balancing all the bodies while you move throughout the day, working all at once Holistically🏋🏻♂️🧠⭐️💥
Congratulations to our newest graduates. It blows me away when people come together with open hearts and a willingness to expand...so powerful!! Deep insights leading to massive shifts in perspectives. Life will never be the same for any of us. Awesome work everyone!! 👏👏👏🙂💖
VenusRetro🌕💞🧘♀️ listening to the heart🦋😘💖💖💖👉🏼💞💞💞💞Fri 9:15&11 @yogaaurabocaraton
Acceptance of the whole self🧘♀️
The balance and acceptance
Of all parts of the whole,
Come when we can honor
The lessons in every role.
The shadow reflects the lessons
Of every denial we hold.
The mind can thwart or assist,
Choosing to encourage or scold.
The body reacts to all thoughts,
Weather they hinder or aid;
Freewill determines the outcome,
As we choose to love or degrade.
The spirit watches in silence,
Nurturing the Eternal Flame,
Counting the losses and victories,
Of the Will versus Shadow Game.
The playing field of Mother Earth,
With the worlds of spirit unseen,
Affords a Multitude of choices,
Lessons for every human being .
Wholeness to each is different,
Finding balance without denying,
That peace comes from acceptance,
From truth instead of from lying .-JS
Happy Friday beauties! 😍
Whether you're rocking a messy top knot & sweats, over-the-knee boots & a mini dress or something in-between today .. remember that you are BEAUTIFUL (and that's a F.A.C.T)! Choose it.
You deserve to FEEL your gorgeous wholeness and the world craves it!
Sending you ALL the rockin', sassy almost-weekend vibes! 😘😘 Caitlin 💖 xo
Yin and Yang. Balance. Wholeness. Congruence. Full alignment and integration of all parts of self.
We are each all the things: masculine + feminine. action + pause. light + dark. joy + despair. love + hate. faith + doubt. success + struggle. fast + slow. Do you understand?
It’s being with all the parts of yourself and accepting it all that you come to balance, that you come to peace. That you may walk with ease in the world and trust your journey. Instead of resisting, accept and welcome. Instead of forcing, accept and pause. All is well. You are well. Be in your life, rather than trying to control it. Balance = ease = peace. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What needs to shift for you today to feel balanced, grounded, and whole? Go do that.
The more I was able to fall in love with me, the more I started to actually take care of myself and the lighter and more nourished my soul became.
I would go for walks in nature, take long baths, allow myself to get massages, meditate or give myself time to just get lost in a book. I finally accepted that I needed to start showing myself the love and appreciation I deserved.
Now, falling in love with yourself is full spectrum. Meaning loving someone fully is loving all pieces of them. The dark qualities of me didn’t disappear, they still have their place and are still needed but in general I became lighter and brighter from the love I was giving to all sides of me. The separation I felt within became cohesive. I started to feel whole. #wholeness#selflove#fempower
You guys, I’m SO PUMPED to get married at the exact shape and size I woke up this morning!! 🙌🏼
Many of you already know, but getting radically freed from a long history of eating disorders is a huge part of my story with God. .
I was the one who “knew better.” I was an opinionated feminist. But deep down, I couldn’t shake this shame that my strong, Italian frame wasn’t how I was “supposed” to look. For years, I tried every form of disordered eating to be different. To be “right.”
It nearly destroyed my life.
And 5 years ago, in complete emotional and physical turmoil from my out of control behavior, Jesus stepped in. He wasn’t a theory, or a set of rules, or a self-help strategy. He was a person.
In my lowest, most desperate moment, he came to me. And in the middle of the mess, all he said was “Kathleen, I’ll take it. I’ll take ALL of it.” .
He wanted the pain. The self-hate. The slavery to a media-fueled lie about what was beautiful. He wanted to give me freedom.
So I took it. In 2 months, I was more free than I’d been in nearly a decade. And though transformation wasn’t an overnight process, it was real, and steady, and continuous.
5 years later, I almost don’t remember what it was like to be in bondage. When I hear women speak with self-criticism and self-hate, it sounds like a language I used to know, but have forgotten how to speak. .
Frankly, I’m too far gone. I have seen and experienced Jesus’s genuine delight in me for too long. He sees me. He created me. He knew my name before I even existed. He delights in me.
Which brings me to the whole wedding preparation process, which (as of a week ago!), I am now officially in. (And for the record, @Jedidiah is the only one I’d want to be in it with! 😉)
I mean, can we just have a minute for how out-of-control modern wedding culture is right now?? Like, it’s supposed to be the perfect day with the perfect weather and perfect people all looking perfect so we can post perfect pictures for every else to see. What?!?
I’ll be honest, it can be easy to get sucked in, and I’ve only been at this thing for a week... .
I’ve seen so many women crash diet through their engagement or