The qualities of a rich, Juicy Life include rich, juicy feelings, and the richest, juiciest feelings in the world all stem from the feeling of being in a state of love.
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In my practice I work predominantly with women, including single women, women with partners, and women with children. By the time they come to me they have been so busy being responsible grownups, working hard and taking care of other people, that they haven’t had any time or energy left for the love they crave and what many might consider to be romantic notions. Even worse, these women are living each day with anxiety and fears around how they are going to make ends meet and continue to keep everyone else happy. They worry about money, their partner, their weight, their friends, their family, their schedule and so much more. They might long for more love in their lives but their experience tells them that being in love and living in the real world where bills have to be paid and lunches have to be made are mutually exclusive states of being.
So this year, 2016, my goal and the theme for my business is to provide products and services that really help women to live more fully from their hearts so that they can experience a richer, juicier and much more fulfilling life even while all those other things are going on around them. It really can be done.
In today’s blog I am going to highlight 5 concepts that have the capacity to change everything for you. I want you to try each one of them on, see if they fit, and if they ring true for you, explore what sort of a difference they might make in your life if you were to adopt them into your belief system. Use each concept to question what you are doing, why you are doing it and how you could do it in a way that will work better for you and bring more love and joy into your life.
Concept # 1: You can’t ignore what’s in your heart.
The difference between living a rich and deeply fulfilled life, and living an empty life filled with fear and uncertainly, is heart. You may have heard the expression “the heart knows what the heart wants” and if we don’t live by that we are going to be sad. If the heart wants love and we are not experiencing love we are going to feel empty. If the heart wants forgiveness and we don’t allow it we are going to feel troubled. One way or another the heart will let us know we are not on the right track for us and there are a number of reasons why we might not be listening to our heart’s desire so we are going to look deeper into that over the course of the year. For now, just consider the idea that it is impossible to ignore what lies in your heart.
Concept # 2: Authenticity is where the gold is.
Authenticity is living in alignment with your heart’s desires. It is being true to yourself in any moment and honouring what lies at the essence of who you are. What you feel, what your heart desires, these things are the things that make you who you are and set you apart from everyone else on the planet. We might want similar things like love and joy and acceptance and acknowledgement but we all want them in unique ways that only we can know. Being true to yourself doesn’t mean dumping your responsibilities on a whim but it does mean making space for who you are in your own life and making plans to fulfil your unique dreams and desires. That might seem impossible to you right now but just know that the more authentic you are the richer and more joyful your life will be and over the course of this year we will explore ways in which to achieve that.
Concept # 3: Our circumstances don’t dictate how we feel. We do.
Part of our problem when we are not happy is that we are waiting for external conditions to change in order for us be able to be happy. We are literally waiting for certain conditions to exist before we will allow ourselves permission to feel certain ways. How many times have you started a sentence with: I will be happy when… It doesn’t matter whether you say it out loud or in your head. The problem is that you think that way and in the process you give power over your emotions to external conditions that may or may not show up for you.
The biggest floor in this thinking lies in the fact that you are more likely to experience the circumstances in life that bring you joy, if you decide to feel joy regardless of whether those circumstances decide to turn up or not. It’s a catch 22 that might seem ridiculous to you right now but hang around because we are going to be exploring this concept throughout 2016 too.
Concept # 4: We accept what we think we deserve.
Deservability is a key factor in how we experience our lives. Pretty simply, if we don’t feel like we deserve something good in our lives, one of three things will happen:
- It won’t show up for us
- It will show up but we won’t be able or won’t allow ourselves to receive it
- It will show up, we will receive it and then we will proceed to either lose it or give it away as fast as we can
Over the course of this year I will be guiding and encouraging you to take a closer look at what is or isn’t showing up for you, what experiences you are or are not allowing, and what you are having trouble keeping in your life.
Concept # 5: Every feeling is derived from fear or love and neither can be in the same place at the same time.
Everything we feel is either coming from a place of love or a place of fear. Further to that, it is impossible to create feelings of love while we are feeling fear and it is impossible to experience fear while we are in love. They simply cannot exist in the same place – your heart – at the same time. During the course of 2016 I will be encouraging you to explore the origins of many of your thoughts and feelings and re-evaluating their worth in your life today. For now, just be aware that what you’re feeling in any given moment is coming from one of two places.
Welcome to 2016. I am looking forward to working with you, for you and alongside you while you create your very own Juicy Life.
If you want to jump start your Juicy Life join me on a 21 Day Body Love Challenge starting on Tuesday February 9th. Go here to get the details and message me if you want any more information.
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