Turn It Around

No matter what direction you’re headed, you can always turn it around.

Mentally, emotionally, physically… you can turn around your life, your health, your career, your relationships, even the soil and our environment… every single thing can be turned around.

In any given moment, you have within your ability to turn anything around.

What a relief! So, now that we know the bigger picture, take a deep breath and relax. The rest is just details.

Now For the Details

Have you ever changed jobs or moved to a new house and found yourself driving toward the old location? Then what happened? Did you keep driving to the old place? I doubt it, you probably snapped to, laughed to yourself and adjusted your course to your new destination. No big deal.

This is exactly the work of turning around our mental and emotional state. We remember our new destination is health, peace and joy so we turn around as quickly as we can when we find ourselves headed in the opposite direction.

So, the only way things couldn’t turn around is if we are UNWILLING to turn them around. And that’s something we each have to work through individually. No one is creating in our reality. It’s just us.

I decided in my 20’s I would rather be happy than right. I thank God everyday I made that particular decision. Yes, please and thank you.

How To Turn It Around

First, just imagine what it would be like if you could easily do that emotionally and mentally? Just turn it around and get yourself moving in the direction of your own peace, health and joy.

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to let go of the old story lines of anger, resentment, dis-ease, frustration, irritation, indecision, upset or overwhelm?

This idea of a mental/emotional detox is actually a life saving perspective and tool for the empaths among us.

If you aren’t an empath, you might think this isn’t important. But be assured, it’s highly valuable for everyone to actually feel what they feel in their own body for the good information it is and to release it and allow it to move. This opens the space for things to be better and more in alignment with your highest values and ideals.

Did you keep every book you ever borrowed from the library? Or did you read it, gather the information and return the book? Same thing goes with our feelings, we experience them for us to gather the information we need about what we’re currently facing. Honesty and discernment are our best tools for sorting through this information for what’s real and true and what’s not.

If you can begin to think about being able to easily say thank you, let it go and turn it around, you’ve got a lot better chance of actually doing it. After all, everything starts in our mind.

Get To The Root

This is the #1 cause for addiction of any sort and substance abuse, trying to numb something or feel something. Mentally and emotionally detoxifying yourself is your own personal entry point into unravelling the programming needed to address those issues honestly.

We should want to (be able to) let go of the old stories we continue to tell ourselves and others. And we can. We can have healthy, happy mental and emotional lives that allows for the familial and community connections all humans crave.

This is how our bodies naturally work when we acknowledge our own feelings and allow them to inform us. And properly using that information is how we detoxify our system mentally and emotionally.

When you allow the physical energy of the emotion to be felt and acknowledged it can then be understood and acted upon. That’s what I call turning it around.

And Even Better

What’s even better than just being able to control your emotions, enjoying physical health and joyful connection with others? Your body will change as well.

Releasing toxic mental and emotional baggage allows your body to begin functioning at a higher level. You’ll notice you feel better and have more energy. You’ll want to do things that are good for your body and you’ll notice that crap food will begin to taste like it. You’ll feel how good it feels to feel good and you’ll be inspired to more action that feels genuinely good. Not trying to numb/feel something to get away from yourself.

You’ll begin to notice how food, tv, show’s, conversations, social media apps, FEEL when participating or engaging in them and be able to make the decision to either stop doing it or move the energy around that particular situation. And it’s up to you in every moment.

The quicker we turn around negative thought patterns or habitual physical practices the easier it will be to create change quickly.

You still have free will to do it the old way, but with my life and experience I’ll go with mine.

I invite you to explore your thoughts and feelings to see how they’re working out for you. What situations or relationships in your life could use turning around?

PS… Yep, we can even turn around climate change. Read Gabe Brown’s book Dirt to Soil (or listen to the linked podcast) to see how turning around our current “Big Ag” model will be a major step toward environmental sustainability.

And, my words, not his… Doing the right things for ourselves and our environment won’t require us to pay major money to corrupt politicians to fly private jets to climate crisis summits. It’s a win, win!

Just Say Thank You

No matter what’s happening right now, no matter what you’re dealing with, say thank you.

If you’re awake/conscious enough to read these words, you have something to say thank you for.

Even if you don’t think you have something to be thankful for, chances are you have even more things to say thank you for.

When things are good, say thank you.

When things are GREAT, say thank you.

When things are bad, say THANK YOU.

It’s easy to count our blessings and say thank you in good times, but it isn’t easy when we’re in struggle to say thank you. And sometimes, even harder to mean it.

But, say it, even if you don’t mean it at first.

Say it even if you don’t yet understand why you should. Say it anyway. Thank you.

We have all the blessings we have because we appreciated them. And that’s how we keep them.

But, funnily enough, it’s also the quickest way to get through the hardest times.

Saying thank you, moves you toward what you would be thankful for, even if you don’t understand how.

“Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”

Lao Tzu

Say Thank You.

When you say “thank you” for your struggle or upset, your mind will begin giving you clues as to how this is going to be of benefit. You don’t have to figure it out. You can’t figure it out, certainly from the space of experiencing the problem.

But, you can say thank you, and that will start you down the beautiful path of understanding.

Even IF it is only to see that we don’t like a particular thing or behavior and will henceforth discontinue use of or association with said thing or behavior. “GREAT! Thank you. I mean that. Thank you for the information. I was on the fence before, but NOW, I get it. Thank you struggle. Thank you upset. You have given me the most powerful information I could ask for.”

Now, don’t use this opportunity to make someone bad or wrong. Just decide it’s not for you and go in a different direction. No need to fight, yell or cuss. “Oh, hey, this is NOT for me, great, Thank you.” (The advanced work is now questioning where this need to continually blame other’s and hold grudges comes from… hmmmmm?)

As a Conscious Creator… there is no need to be mad about it or try to force change. Appreciate it as the good information it provided and move on. Yes, please and thank you. For the rest of your life. Rinse and repeat. Forever and ever. Amen.

What sucks in your life today that you can start saying thank you for?

How wonderful will it be when you gain the peace and mental clarity around your particular situation that will allow you to then issue a true, heartfelt and hearty THANK YOU? Whew! What a relief. Yes, please and thank you.

I love this part. It always happens, once I’ve moved through my initial upset and kneejerk response. We’re human after all. Getting mad at ourselves over our habitual responses just adds to the time it takes to move through the energy. Endeavor to let that go as soon as possible.

And as you do, your “habitual responses” will shift as well. You’re less disturbed by others out of alignment (people that do bad/dumb/mean things) and you begin to support the shift of the whole toward more love, cooperation and harmony.

You’ve got enough to deal with. There’s enough on your plate. Let yourself off the hook first. Then let everyone else in the world off the hook. Bless all hearts.

As we move into the holiday season, I want to remind you that Thanksgiving can be every day. Just without all the cooking and clean up. And when it is you’ll find you have more and more to be thankful for.

Shifting the energy and feeling the peace of 10 Zen monks is actually attainable… without spending 40 years in a cave. You only need be willing to let shit go and say thank you.

Support yourself this holiday season by moving through difficult situations and conversations with ease and grace. You can’t control everything, but you can control yourself, and that can be much easier than you think.

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Close out 2021 on a high note and sail smoothly into 2022 feeling the best and most excited you’ve been in years.

I’m here for it!

Take good care.

Let It GO

Whatever you're holding onto... mentally, emotionally, physically or vibrationally, that doesn't serve you anymore, LET IT GO.

Whatever you’re holding onto… mentally, emotionally, physically or vibrationally, that doesn’t serve you anymore, LET IT GO.

Old stories, old events, old occurrences that you witnessed, participated in or maybe, actually, only heard about. Let that go, too.

If it isn’t 100% relevant in making your life better today, let it go.

So, that means if someone you know did something they probably weren’t proud of 11 years ago, LET THAT SHIT GO.

They don’t want to hear about it. And it has nothing to do with you. That was on THEM back then, but when you bring it up today, it’s on YOU. Let it go.

The only thing you need to concern yourself with, is yourself. You deal with you. If you make it about someone else, that’s YOUR problem. Let it go.

If it isn’t going to make the situation better, let it go.

We’ve all done things we aren’t proud of. And literally the fact that we’re not proud of them is what allows us to learn what we needed to learn, and now we get to move on. So let’s all move on.

There is NOTHING wrong with making mistakes, even making the same mistake multiple times. These things happen and no one is perfect. Let it go.

But, if you need to point out other people’s mistakes while completely ignoring your own, YOU have a problem. You can let that go, too!

When you find yourself dwelling on something someone else has done, stop thinking for a moment and feel what you feel, physically in your body.

Where is it? Stomach, chest, throat, neck, shoulders, etc…

What is the major emotion you’re feeling? Anger, resentment, exhaustion, etc.

Have you ever done anything wrong?

What did you do wrong?

Did you correct it immediately after the first event? No? Why? You’re human?

OH! Good to know.

Now, guess what… we’re all human. Let it go.

It’s So Hard To Let Go

I know, I know. Bless us everyone.

The reason we have such a hard time MENTALLY letting go of what no longer serves us, is that we’ve got enough of that energy stored in our physical body to power a battleship.

So, even if it FEELS big and difficult to let go of, it doesn’t have to be.

It feels like it will be hard and painful.

It feels like it will hurt and be scary.

You know what, it can be uncomfortable. But, that’s only temporary and you’ve been uncomfortable for a long time. What’s a few more minutes?

Mental / Emotional Detox

When we think of detoxing, folks probably think first of detoxifying their bodies, and yes, that is vitally important. But even more important than detoxing our bodies is detoxing our mind and emotions.

I’m always interested in the quickest and easiest solutions. I’ve done long, drawn out and complicated. I’m all in for peace and ease these days.

And when you learn to move the upset you feel physically through your body, you’ll find you’re less emotional, more confident and less easy to upset. It’s a beautiful thing!

I’m great at helping folks mentally and emotionally detoxify their lives.

Reach out for support and more ease in letting things go.

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Friendly Reminder

Good day, my friends.

This is a friendly reminder that you are an infinite being living/playing in a loving world that’s constantly conspiring for your greatest good.

Now… we can see this, or we can see the opposite of this.

And whichever that is, is the way it will be for us. And make no mistake, it will be what you say it is.

So, what do you want it to be?

How do you want the world to be?

Do you want the things happening around you to be for the greatest good?

Do you want all of your previous struggles to be for your benefit?

Can you see how transition can be messy and scary? Have NEVER had a bad haircut? It’ll grow back. Promise.

I will absolutely admit to forgetting this Truth.

Welcome To Humanity

When we think of the idea that God or the Universe loves us like a father, I have to laugh. My fathering experience wasn’t warm, fuzzy and nurturing. My raising felt much like that of a baby giraffe, and consequently, that’s how I’ve lived my life. (More about this in an upcoming blog on Blind Spots)

I’m realizing now, more and more, how often I don’t fully feel like I live in a world that loves and supports me. That’s not a familiar feeling for me personally, and I highly doubt I’m the only one.

But, fortunately, I’m in the business of moving energy and being comfortable with uncomfortable feelings, so I’m not the least bit disturbed. I do move through the emotions of sadness, I’m still human.

I feel the familiar feeling in my solar plexus of being on my own, without support. I hold in my heart the version of myself that has shown up in this moment, needing that support, and I breathe. I say bless my heart. We all came here to have the experiences we have, so we can learn the things we came here to learn.

If I didn’t get that, I wouldn’t be this.

And I came here to be this.

I love you so much.

I’m happy to feel what I feel and have gone through every single thing I’ve gone through to be able to tell you, you’ll be ok.

You too can get through this, feeling more joy and confidence with a deeper level of understanding of yourself, your life path, and the entire situation. The moment you realize it, you can’t help but let it go. Yes, please and thank you!

And that’s all we have to do to make major changes in our lives.

Just let go.

Let got of all the shit that doesn’t serve you anymore. Let go of needing things to be different. Let go of needing things to have BEEN different. They weren’t. It was what it was, and now it’s over. Learn from it and move on.

Stop believing in the struggle. Stop struggling. Set it down, lay it down, feel through it, appreciate it for the great information it was then and is today, and let it go.

There’s nothing to hold onto. Only things to let go of.

We’ve spent a lifetime learning the wrong way of looking at things.

This Un-Learning will be the most powerfully important thing you’ll ever do.

As you do you’ll remember life is a game, and the reality of life is LOVE.

Love IS and everything else isn’t.

Here’s to taking decisive action and letting it go!

God Bless us every single one.