To breakthrough those frustrating and competing energies within yourself you need to:
Become Aware (awareness is always the first step!) – take some time to self-reflect and get honest with yourself. Where in your life do you have competing energies at play? Where does one part of you wants something yet another part acts in contradiction to what you want?
Journal about what you find, keep digging and remain open and curious to discover the deeper meaning and/or block related to this internal conflict.
Seek to Understand – ask powerful questions of self-inquiry, keep getting curious as to how and why these energies are conflicting. When is the first time you can recall having this feeling and being stuck in this way? What is the fear underneath the resistance? Where in your body are you blocked energetically?
Move the Energy – do something to shift the energy, get it moving and most likely move your body. Shake it out, dance it out, run it out. Think about where the energy is stuck in your body and do something appropriate for that area (just like I did with expressing myself creatively to reopen my sacral chakra).
Do something intentionally that will get the flow of energy moving again so you don’t stay in stagnant energy. (Check out my Soul On Fire Release music playlist to dance out stuck energy, I personally love Florence and The Machine for that purpose and use that song at my retreats!) )
Here are few examples of what to do depending upon which energy center is blocked:
If you’re feeling uncertain and could use some grounding, activate your root chakra and connect to the earth. You can do this by:
If the energy is blocked in your throat chakra and you need to learn to speak your truth and say what needs to be said, open your throat by:
If your heart is calling you to soften and open to let more love in, you can do this by:
Ignite Inner Passion – get crystal clear on your why, get excited about your commitment and envision yourself fully showing up for this desire, see yourself already living it, feel it in your body, animate those feelings as much as possible and create a vision statement that reflects you already living it.
Read your vision statement daily for 21-days and spend at least 1-minute visioning and feeling it deeply in your body.
Tips for creating a powerful vision statement:
Use “I am” statements in your vision to proclaim and affirm your desire. You can also start off sentences with, “I love knowing that”, “More and more”, “I am excited to”, “I love seeing myself”.
Let me know how it goes!
I can’t wait to hear how you relate to this and would love to hear how these steps serve you.
Reach out if you have any questions and if you would like support to dive deeper, I would invite you to book one of my Introductory Breakthrough Sessions (expect a breakthrough!).
Use this link http://bit.ly/BreakthroughSessionScheduling to book a session with me and let’s get you unstuck and in action so that your soul can express itself fully!
Ignite your desires and go for your dreams! This world needs you living and expressing yourself fully and wholly!
Love & Miracles,
As you might know, last Friday I dove back into writing my book.
I had been feeling stuck and unsure of how to best move forward. I had competing books in my head and didn’t know which one would win and get to be written first or if possibly they were the same book. I felt a pressure inside of me to get the process moving.
I’ve been dealing with the competing energy of desire and resistance.
Can you relate to this feeling?
My desire to write this book and share it with the world comes from deep within my soul. It came to me over twenty years when I was first awakening and intuitively shown that one day I would be writing a book to share my healing journey and tools so that more people would have access to the healing I had.
The past few years I felt the call once again, and this book has beckoning me from deep within, whispering in my ear to write, write, write.
Resistance (aka fear), mysteriously kept showing up in the form of “I’m too busy, this is not the right timing, I will get to it soon, I just have to plan it right” (procrastination backed by logical reasoning),and the thought that “maybe my book has already been written or maybe my writing won’t be good enough?” have been lurking in the background.
Resistance also shows up in the form of physical "stuckness". You sometimes feel like you literally can’t move forward. To sit down and write feels painful. It is as if you are at tug-o-war with yourself.
So I took the time to get really intimate with my resistance, to lean in, listen, understand it and embrace the fear.
This past weekend, my desire won!
The floodgates opened and I showed up fully.
Being the visual, creative person I am who loves beauty, I had to start with colored pens and big sheet of white paper. I first drew the name of book (…it is SO GOOD!) and drew a little symbol to represent it (TOP SECRET).
As soon as I started drawing with colors and saw the name of my book on the page, all the pieces started coming together… who knew I just had to activate my belly chakra and get my creative juices flowing to kick start the process?
Everything is lining up, making sense and the Universe is bringing me the people I need to bring this book to the masses.
About a month ago, I met a copywriter (the fabulous Lindsay Sacks) during a coaching call in a group where I do Mindset and Spirituality Coaching for entrepreneurs.
Immediately after our call with this copywriter I intuitively knew I had to book a session with her. She offered a special rate to have a deep dive session with her and go over branding and copy.
I jumped on her offer and she got me in her schedule a week later.
A part of me knew this was not only going to be beneficial for my website copy, but also somehow help me with my book. After the session I was inspired, but still not aware of how it all fit together.
Thursday of last week, I had a session with my good friend and shamanic healer, Kathy Murphy (check her out).
She helped me to recognize that the pressure I had been putting on myself was blocking my sacral chakra (which needs to be open and flowing if you want to express yourself creatively).
She worked her magic with a sound bath, shamanic energy work, reiki and channeling (my guides love to talk to her!). I felt inspired and deeply relaxed when I left the session.
Friday morning it all started to come together…
When I first sat down to write, I looked at all the work I had been doing and it felt stale. I decided to “start over” and pulled out a big sheet of blank white paper.
That’s when I got out my colored pens and started to draw… it opened my creative center and allowed the energy to start to flow.
I looked down on the page and realized that the copy writing prep work I had done was content for three of the main chapters in my book. The beginning and end chapters came to me effortlessly. The content started pouring out of me.
Before I began this process I meditated and felt into the essence of the book, I prayed and asked God to guide me in this process. I cleansed my space and created a ritual I am now doing every morning before I sit down to write.
The chapters, outline and main points are coming together powerfully and I am getting more and more excited and inspired… I am finally “in flow”!
Will resistance show up again? Probably.
Do I have the tools to push past it? Yes.
Can I? Yes.
Will I? YES!
So how about you?
Do you have competing energies at tug-o-war within yourself? How would it feel if you pushed past the resistance and finally broke through?
If you missed my email or blog post with my tips on how to breakthrough, you can check it out here: http://www.heatherfantin.com/inspiration/4-steps-to-breakthrough-resistance
P.S. As the picture says, consider this YOUR INVITATION <3
Sending you all my love,
Let me ask you something...
Do you crave deeper connection in your life?
This is one of the main reasons my clients start working with me. They crave deeper, healthier, more authentic and meaningful relationships as well as a greater sense of community with like-minded individuals.
When I was living in Germany in my twenties and started doing deep, transformational inner work in groups, I found for the first time my "soul family".
I finally had a group of like-minded individuals on a similar path who could "speak my language" as well as help keep me accountable in my growth (this is huge!).
Are you seeking a greater sense of community with people who are truly supportive and "get you"?
The quality of my relationships shifted after connecting with my tribe. They became deeper, more vulnerable, and connected. Some relationships slowly fell away and others deepened and have become life-long friendships.
Returning to the United States five years ago, one of the things I wanted was to create and build a community centered around personal growth so I started speaking and going to networking events, and then launching my Soul On Fire Retreats and Inner Circle Group Coaching program.
Let's face it, we are all stronger than we think, and we are even stronger together.
Now, more than ever, we need each other. We need strong communities of people with like-minded desires and values, who are warriors of the light and bringers of truth who hold a vision for a new world where peace and love are central to everything we do.
We cannot heal this world alone, we must stand together.
Do you feel the call to create stronger bonds in your own life? To find and grow with "your tribe?"
This weekend, I had brunch on Saturday with my Souldust tribe and then hosted 13 women from my Inner Circle on Sunday for an all-day, in person workshop to deepen our connection and join together to do powerful inner work processes.
All of the women mentioned their desire for community and deeper, more meaningful and supportive relationships.
Spending the majority of my adult life moving to new countries and always being the new girl, I had to learn how to be creative and take personal responsibility to grow friendships and build community. I learned how to seek it out, not give up and create my own opportunities to find my tribe.
Fortunately, I now have many different circles of awesome people I call soul family and I know how to build community for others.
I have women in my life that I can turn to, no matter what I am facing and no matter what my next steps are.
And that, is priceless.
I want that same thing for you because I know how much of an impact it has when you align yourself with a like-minded community of people who truly care.
There is even a ton of scientific research to back up just how important this is, even to our health and aging.
How would your life be different if you knew you were not alone? If you knew you had a tribe of awesome humans cheering you on, and they had your back and were there to remind you that the Universe always has your back?
Are you ready to focus on your personal and spiritual growth in an awesome community of heart-centered, beautiful, kind, and supportive women?
Join my Inner Circle program.
If you feel the call, you will know. Your intuition always knows, trust that.
And if you do, I cannot wait to support you and introduce you to a whole new family of awesome people waiting to have your back.
The Summer Solstice marks the turning of the seasons and for us in the northern hemisphere, the return of the light.
“As we emerge out of the spring—where we were in a period of renewal, birthing new ideas, and shedding the icy layers of the shadow months—we slowly grow into summer, a time of manifestation and the ripening of the fruit.”
So, while the extra daylight hours may seem like an excellent excuse to indulge in an extra spritz or two, remember that it’s an even better time to set intentions and make goals for the rest of the year.
Which brings me to our next challenge (this time I am going to also offer a free training webinar!) which is either going to be focused on intention setting and activating your dream life, or grounding, energy clearing and connecting to nature to soothe your soul..
A handful of experts shared some of their favorite rituals with Vogue Magazine. These are my faves:
Watching the sun come up is a powerful reminder of nature’s cycles—the ones we so often take for granted. “Wake up early with the sun. Watch her rise,” recommends Lisa Levine of the Brooklyn healing center Maha Rose. “When the sun is low in the sky, you can stare into her. Fill your eyes and your body with her light.”
“Give thanks for the sun, for the light of the sun, for the life that comes from the sun,” recommends Levine. “Write the sun a love letter: ‘Thank you, light, for the life you give to the plants, the animals, and to me.” Next, show gratitude to yourself, too. “Take the time to honor your own inner light and it’s expansion over your shadows, and hold gratitude for your recent journey,” advises Mikaelah. “Remembering that honoring the quiet times of transition in between is just as valuable to our self-care as doing the work, and that not every flower in the garden blooms at the same time.”
Check In With Yourself
Mikaelah also says that the solstice is a chance to reflect on projects or ideas that have been sizzling in the pot since spring.
“Energetically, it’s a great time for a check-in. Take the time to ask yourself, ‘What progress has been made on my dreams?’ and ‘Have I been doing my part to make them come into fruition?’ The fruit is ripening soon, and we want to pick it off the branch when it’s at its peak.”
Unleash Your Spirit
“The summer solstice is our annual opportunity to take advantage of the abundance of light that can help us release burdens, doubts, and fears, so we can become just a little freer,” explains Kim Krans of The Wild Unknown. “The most basic way to honor the sun is to be in it—soak it up, sing, dance, or create,” Krans says. Mikaelah agrees: “This is a great time of year to dive into your inner child: Does it have any messages of wisdom for you? Perhaps a reminder to never lose sight of the magic in each day. And my personal favorite message: Remember to play.”
And some advice from Mystic Mamma on this day (how appropriate!!) is to "focus on the light"...
Light a candle and simply hold a prayer for peace in your heart. Visualize our planet surrounded by white light.
Take a moment on this day to *Focus* on the *light*
Give yourself a *LIGHT* bath. Visualize a large body of LIGHT surrounding you, bright white light enveloping you in its splendor, see this light beaming from you and all around you as you feel your entire body, all your subtle bodies, enveloped in all this healing white light.
Whatever way you can envision it and feel it, go with it. Allow your own unique way or method to emerge. Your intuition will guide you.
Visualize our beautiful Earth in a ball of white light, surrounded by it, glowing with it. All living things, freed by its lightness. Remember the *LIGHT*
Observe the single flickering flame. See the Spirit of the Flame, the Spirit of Fire, dancing its Spirit dance.
Thank it for its Light. See Spirit before you. Your own reflection.
Thank you and a million thank you's, sending waves of light flowing to you from Source ~infinite ~eternal ~all encompassing ~love ~nurturing love ~healing love ~right to your heart ~virtual hugs ~acceptance, tears, understanding, all of it ~it’s ok ~love is here."
Check out what she had to say here: http://www.mysticmamma.com/solstice-light/
For the full Vogue article, go here:
This free workshop, "Finding Peace Amidst the Chaos" is being held by Spiritual Sherpa Heather Blankinship and Vedic Meditation master James Brown.
WHEN: Sunday, December 4th
WHERE: Waterscape at Juanita
11801 97th Ln NE, Kirkland, Washington 98034
What it is about: Gaining tools to rise up above the stress, anger and fear that is all around us, and a spiritual toolkit to lead you out of darkness and back into the light. You will learn how to apply these so that you can show as your best self and begin to create miracles in your life.
Both individually and collectively the darkness that was once hidden in our shadow has come to the light.
As human beings, we have a natural tendency to cover up what is truly there, to run, pretend, and distract ourselves from the fears we feel, and the darkness we harbor in our own hearts and minds. We are afraid of what we might find if we face ourselves, we are afraid of our Truth and the decisions we will face once we admit it. But we cannot keep running or be hiding, we cannot pretend that we are somehow free from the prejudices and hate we so despise.
- Have you been feeling disappointed, confused and scared lately?
- Are there parts of your life you know need to change but fear is holding you back and you don’t know where to start?
- Are you unsure of what the future holds and what you can possibly do to help?
- Do you even feel a sense of powerlessness?
And do you wish you could somehow find peace amidst the chaos and walk through the ups and downs with greater ease, flow, and grace?
It is time to go within and connect with an inner peace that is available to us at all times, under any circumstance. What this world needs most right now is people living from a state of higher consciousness leading to inspired action, integrity and love.
So where do we go to raise our state of consciousness? Within.
Where do we find the calm we need to feel centered in turbulent times? Within.
Where do we find the love we need to drive out the hate? Within.
Where do we get the clarity and hope we need to move forward? Within.
And, most importantly, after an election which ripped the country apart, where do we go to experience that place in consciousness where we are all, truly, connected? Within.
This is a call for you, and for all of us, to wake-up and take our power back. This is not a call to become passive, to simply close your eyes, hold hands and sing kumbaya. This is a call to give fear the finger and find peace in the chaos. To be the change you wish to see both in your personal life and in the world.
The world needs you, needs all of us, to be at our best.
Spiritual Teachers Heather Blankinship and James Brown, are committed to helping Humanity in this time of transition and would like to invite you to join them for a free interactive and highly transformative talk where you will learn spiritual principals to transform fear, and tools for greater mindfulness to help you get more present in your life and flow with greater ease and grace. You will experience a guided meditation, learn breath and energy awareness techniques to keep you grounded and clear.
You will leave feeling empowered to make a difference, more at peace within yourself and the circumstances of your life, and better equipped to handle whatever life throws at you.
Please share this far and wide so that we can spread peace, not hate and begin the process of healing we all so desperately need.
Are You Being Called to:
Awaken Inner Wisdom?
Uncover Greater Clarity & Confidence?
Deepen in Spirituality & Self-Trust?
I am getting so excited for my upcoming Soul on Fire Retreat! I can feel the depth of this journey already, I know it going to be the deepest dive yet.
Get ready to set your Soul on Fire ladies!
Here is my promise to you:
- Creating sacred space for healing, rejuvenation, and awakening is one of my soul gifts, and I will create this for you.
- I will guide you on a magical journey from your head to your heart, so that you can tune back into the whispers of your soul.
- I will hold your hand as you journey deep within so you can shed what no longer serves you, and uncover the gold and brilliance that lies underneath all the noise and distractions.
- I am strong enough to hold you.
- I will lovingly invite you to take your power back and show you the path to living and empowered, awakened life.
- I will stand in the fire for you when you need extra strength to move through the pain.
- I will see you in your fullest expression, beyond the limiting stories of your life, so that you too can stand more fully in your true nature, your soul essence and your gifts.
- I will ignite a spark of inspiration, love and hope within you to rise up in your life.
- I will make "light" of all this deep inner-work, so that it doesn't feel heavy, but instead fun, freeing, and joy-filled!
- And I will empower you with the tools and understanding to set you free, and create the life, love, and relationships you truly desire.
That is my soul contract from me to you... and I look forward to welcoming you into this circle of Light!
ONLY THREE SPOTS LEFT! --> If your soul is saying YES, apply today and secure your spot in the circle! http://bit.ly/SOFApplication
If you're reading this and you know of a woman who could use a weekend away to reconnect back to what matters most, please share this post with her. The more women we have living in alignment with their soul truths and coming from love, the happier, healthier world we will create.
In deepest Love & Gratitude for this sacred work,
Your Spiritual Sherpa
& Transformational Alchemist
~~ These retreats are life changing and total food for your soul. Everything is taken care of, from luxurious accommodations to high vibrational, supper delicious foods...all you have you do is show up with an open heart.
~~ This September retreat is going to be very powerful! And I will be announcing the launch of an incredible school of inner-work program for 2017 where Soul on Fire retreat participants will have first access and a special bonus offer!!
GO TO: ~~> bit.ly.SOFApplication <~~ to APPLY TODAY!
My morning thoughts: Not everyone is ready to walk the path of healing. It takes courage, grit and tenacity.
And the ego loves drama, confusion, and a good story where the world, and others have wronged it. It loves to blame, criticize, attack and react impulsively. It loves to keep you distracted and numbed out. It loves to perpetuate the old stories to keep reinforcing all of those old story lines, and prove to you that you are "right".
It also keeps you separate. Separate from yourself, from others, from love, happiness, and peace, and from God. It knows how to do this in the subtlest of ways.
It knows the traps you fall you into to to keep you stuck, small and limited. And at the end of the day the crazy part is, all it is really seeking is attention and validation to know it is worthy of love, and worthy of this existence.
Exposing the lies and deception is the first step. But when the ego feels you might just be waking up to its games, it will rear it's nasty head and fight for its life. It will do whatever it can to knock back down and put you back to sleep.
Sometimes it wins. Other times, when you have truly had enough, and you are willing to walk through the fire to uncover your deepest truth, you will find the courage to stay on the path, to stay with discomfort, and to transcend the pain of allowing your small self, your ego, to run your life and taint your perception.
When you say to this path of awakening and ascension, you say yes to true connection, love, meaning, and purpose.
When you say yes to this path you begin your Jedi training and life presents opportunities to test out your new skills and awareness.
It gives you opportunities to face those dark parts, and lovingly, compassionately embracing them. It gives you a chance to say yes to life in a whole new way...
This path that has been paved by hundreds and thousands before you. You do not have this path alone.
The greatest of my life is guiding people on this path of self-discovery and awakening, creating space for and witnessing their transformation, and healing is one of the greatest gifts in return I could imagine. I feel truly blessed to have walked this path, and continue to reveal deeper, more subtle, and magical layers.
To your awakening,
to your freedom,
and to love,
#soulawakening #spiritualalchemy #soulonfiretribe #personaltransformation #spiritualawakening #higherconsciousness #awakeningascension
MAY is almost here! Download this months beautiful Self-Care Calendar to stay focused on what matters most...laying a strong foundation with solid, consistent practices that support you to bring your BEST SELF to all aspects of life and love! Set your goals, proclaim them, track them and celebrate them with my free monthly calendar, focused solely on loving and honoring you!
When we start this journey of self-care we often have to (re)build trust in ourselves that we can and will make choices that support our wellbeing, and long-term visions. We probably have a long list of things we “know” and “should” be doing for ourselves. Like meditation, exercise, eating healthy, getting to bed early, cleaning house, investing more in our relationships, being out in nature, creative expression, sensual moments, romance, and play time. But for some odd reason, those things that would be so nurturing, supportive, and life enhancing always seem to get pushed to the bottom of our to-do list.
I know from personal experience how difficult we can make this journey out to be! Over the years I have struggled with self-discipline, and putting my own self-care on my non-negotiable list. And because of my own struggle in this area I have continued to seek guidance, support, tools, mentorship, and accountability. This also why one of the 5-Elements of Transformation I teach my clients is focused solely on establishing your Core Health Pillars and laying a rock-solid foundation for success in all aspects of your life.
Creating these new habits are an intricate dance between upping our game, listening to our bodies, and overcoming the gremlins in our heads that are experts in rationalizing why we don’t have time, and we end up living in an endless sea of “tomorrow’s”.
If you’ve been paying attention you have probably heard the statistics about people who wake up at 5am and have morning routines that ground and center them, energize and excite them. Hal Elrod of the Morning Miracle wrote a book about it and now teaches the power of morning routines to people all around the world. What highly successful, fulfilled individuals have in common is that they start their day out right, laying a foundation for a productive, successful and happy day. They have established consistent daily habits, rituals, and routines that nourish body-mind, and spirit. They take time to align with what matters most and stay focused throughout the day on high impact activities.
I would like to invite you to use my free monthly self-care calendar to support you in this process, and start by first getting clear on what your big vision is, and what habits and practices will support you to get there. Really thinking abou “your big why”, which fuels your drive, commitment and motivation. See yourself living that life, alive, vibrant, healthy, grounded, centered, creative, and aligned with what matters most.
Take a chance, test it out, and see if committing a little more to you and your habits is worth it… you have nothing to loose, but everything to gain. Give it shot!
Download my self-care calendar here: www.minbodybeing.com/self-care-calendar
And if you would like to dive deeper into establishing a strong foundation, then check out my Soul on Fire retreats for women. I have one coming up May 19th-22nd on Whidbey Island in the Pacific Northwest. We will be taking time to pause, tune in, and connect to the desires and longings of our heart and soul. You will learn new practices like meditation and other tools for healthy living that will radically support and up your game. And you will leave feeling inspired and energized to create a fresh start in your life… there are only a few spots left!
Registration closes next week, so make sure to jump online and APPLY TODAY if you are ready to take some (probably very over-due) time for you. www.mindbodybeing.com/retreats
I would love to hear about your vision, and the habits you will be focusing on in the month of May. Let me know how it goes!
Believing in you,
Your Spiritual Sherpa
Showing up when I am called is something I’ve been practicing for over two decades. Whenever I feel "the nudge", call, or impulse; when things just line up, and I feel something guiding me, I have learned to listen because I trust in my internal guidance and wisdom. I have learned to say YES when I am called, and I have never been disappointed.
My intention for as long as I can remember has been, "How may I Serve?"... Where would you have me go? What would you have me say? And to whom? How can I help? Where can I make a contribution today? When I receive an opportunity that feels aligned, I follow my instincts and show up...which always supports, inspires and impacts my own journey.
I was given the opportunity to show up and speak three days this week, with another two events next week. All different topics, and very different audiences, but a common theme of Soul Awakening, healing and empowerment. I am showing up, leaning in, and saying yes. Is it a lot? Yes. Is it worth it, YES!
Showing up to these engagements, I know that I am supposed to be the one making an impact, yet witnessing others awaken and become more open, loving and empowered is what makes an impact on me. I always leave speaking events, trainings, lectures and retreats feeling deeply honored, humbled and touched by the softening and opening I see. I am deeply moved by the beauty, courage, and strength of those around me, and the power of being willing to see things from a different perspective.
When I was younger I was always the one volunteering to be in the nursery at church, or babysit kids outside of church, and then in high school became a Camp Counsellor for my elementary schools 5th grade camp. I loved those experiences and always felt I somehow had a special connection with kids. After the pain and trauma of very turbulent teenage years, I felt almost an urgency to work with pre-teens to support them so that they hopefully wouldn’t have to go through the pain I did. I wanted to give it to them real, and tell it like it is without sugar coating it, or thinking that “just say no” is enough. I wanted them to be empowered and to know that who they are is enough. I wanted to help them make smart decisions, and realize that the life beyond these years is so much greater than the hurt they might be currently experiencing…and I knew in my heart that opportunity would arrive if indeed my story would make an impact.
This week I was given an opportunity to volunteer teach for a group of 24 girls ages 11-14 for Michelle Majors Spring Break Leadership Camp. (pictured above!) Michelle asked if I could speak on self-esteem and leadership identity, so of course, I said yes. The first day I spoke about self-esteem, self-worth, self-love and confidence, and most importantly, what can happen when you don't have it. I shared my own story of pain and trauma that I experienced as teenager, and how different it would have been had I known my worth beyond the labels I had given myself like “Heather, the dancer”. I shared how I healed my story, and am proud to be living the life I am now.
They now know that everything is happening for them, that there is an opportunity for healing, growth, evolution, love, forgiveness, and strength waiting for them if they are courageous enough to keep digging until they hit gold. They know their stories don't define them, and if I can transform my pain into purpose, so can they... They identified what they value in themselves and others, they made declared to themselves, and each other to RISE above the haters, gossip, and drama of their lives...to stay focused on what matters most. On their vision, on the impact they want to make, on how they want to lead.
Many seeds were planted, and I pray that they find the courage, and strength to water them. They deserve strong, empowered, intuitive, compassionate leaders to lead them and keep them focused on what matters most. And to see them fully, let them know that who are they is enough, and that they are understood, beyond the acting out, and resisting.
I saw them again yesterday to say goodbye, watch their talent show, and give them envelopes for the letters I had them write, which I am sending back to them in about a year. These letters are going to serve as reminders of the promises they made to themselves, that when times get tough, they can look back and say, “Hey, I remember who I am beyond this story of disappointment, hurt, or upset. I remember there is something bigger waiting for me, and that as long as I have faith and keep mining my story for gold, it won’t limit me, but empower me.”
Seeing them yesterday brought tears to my eyes… there were tender hugs, a few tears, counsel, and mutual appreciation. I saw in their eyes who really got it, and will remember the impact of this week, for others I could see that there are simply more layers to soften before they let it all in. But I know the seeds were planted so they have the opportunity when and if they are ready to access this wisdom. I know that not only my mentorship, but the other incredibly talented, and heart-centered women who came together to volunteer their time, to inspire, empower, also made a huge impact.
And even if I only really got through to one of those girls, and made a difference in her life, it was worth it.
Thank you Michelle for listening to your call and bringing all of us together. For dedicating your time, energy, passion, expertise and huge heart to this mission. Keep it RISING girl, your work is a huge gift to all of us. Thank you!
If you feel called to support Michelle in her mission to bring leadership, empowerment and transformation to young girls, please consider donating to her non-profit that makes camps like this one possible.
You can find out more about her and her incredibly impactful work at: http://majorsleadership.org/
And donate directly at: http://majorsleadership.org/invest-in-her/
So dear Ones, I hope this encourages you to lean in, show up and say yes when you feel called...whether that be to be of service in some way, or to read a certain book, attend a workshop or retreat, or work one-on-one with someone who can help you to RISE and live your greatest life.
And I would love to hear from you and hear about the times you have said YES and it made all the difference!
If you have an upcoming event you would like me to speak at, please send me a direct email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Love & Gratitude,
Transformation Leader & Spiritual Sherpa
...guiding you to the top
Have you ever heard of Speed Coaching?
In January I was a part of Seattle's very first Speed Coaching event. Similar to Speed Dating ChickChat Founder, Tracy Klinkroth wanted to give the community a chance to meet various coaches, consultants and healers face-to-face, and get coaching around whatever area of life they needed it most.
It gave nearly 80 participants a chance to go "coach shopping" and meet with a handful of coaches 1:1 to gain insight in their lives, and find the right coach to continue to work with. I loved the format, and felt honored to help inspire women to break through and get clear in such a short window of time. The second event is coming up April 23rd, with doors opening at 9am.
Click here for TICKETS to the Speed Coaching Event!
I trust in Divine timing and know that I am always being guided, and that it is up to me to tune in, listen and act upon the wisdom I receive. I believe the right coach or mentor is out there for you when you are ready, and for myself, that the people I am being called to Serve will always find me. My job is to keep showing up, and putting my work out there so that they can find me when the time is right.
This year one of the things I am feeling called to do more of is to speak, teach, mentor and lead groups of men and women into Soul Awakening. A friend of mine asked if I would take over her class to teach young teenage girls about confidence and leadership at Seattle Pacific University on April 13th and 14th, so I said yes. I was also just asked to teach a 20-year standing "Breakfast Club" about the power of integrating meditation and mindfulness into your life, so I also said yes.
And as I tune in to my inner guidance, and pay attention to what people are asking for, I was inspired to launch a Podcast called, "The Awakened Life" (will share details of that as soon as it is launched!) And another soul-nudge I am listening to is hosting my second Soul on Fire retreat for women of 2016, which I could not deny after the first life changing weekend back in January.
Tracy of ChickChat asked me to be a part of her second Speed Coaching event, and lead an inspirational and empowering "Break-Out Session" talk, so of course, I said YES! My talk is about Soul Awakening, Clarity, Confidence and Ease... I can't wait to share these powerful tools of transformation with you! Tickets sold out last time so if you feel the nudge, purchase a ticket today!
Now it's your turn, where in your life can you SHOW UP MORE and say YES when you are being called?!
I would love to hear from you, see you at an upcoming event, or welcome you to the Soul on Fire Tribe for women! Please keep me posted on how you're doing, and share where you will be saying YES and showing up more this month!
What habits, practices, or new affirming ways of thinking would you like to focus on this month? You can use this link to access your monthly calendar ---> Yes to Self-Care April 2016
Love, Light & Miracles,
Your Spiritual Sherpa