Tell Me How You Really Feel

Check out my latest article in Austin All Natural magazine. If you live in the Austin area (or San Marcos or Wimberley) you can pick it up around town. If you don’t live around here, you may also download the pdf from Austin All Natural’s website – AustinAllNatural.com/december-2012

TELL ME HOW YOU REALLY FEEL

by Crystal Nuding

Behind every great athlete is a great coach that saw their potential before they were able to see it themselves.  ~Esther Hicks and Abraham

What if you alone were responsible for creating the reality you live in? What if you got to pick and choose all the little details of your life? What would it look like? Would you have money? That perfect, healthy body you’ve been working (or not working) so hard for? Would your partner be everything you ever dreamed, your children and pets perfectly behaved, always pleasing you?
Sit with those thoughts a moment, get a picture of your perfect life, and hold it in your mind. The feeling of absolute power – finally, everything exactly the way you want it.
Breathe. Let this feeling wash over you.
Doesn’t that feel good?

What if?
What if you were told you’re already responsible for creating the reality you’re living? That day in and day out, the way you feel about your life is within your control, and is the key to controlling reality.
Would you believe it? Do you believe it?
All day, every day, you’re making choices that create your life, even things that irritate and upset you.  What if you knew the feelings of frustration and upset were propelling you toward what you want – and should be appreciated?
What if your key to freedom is knowing how to navigate those feelings?

You’re already driving. Might as well do it consciously.
Imagine driving a car, but not looking at the road. You’re likely to run into more than a few things you hadn’t planned on, and certainly weren’t expecting.  When you’re aware of your role as the driver, your head’s up and your eyes are on the road.
You can learn how to drive (or navigate feelings) on your own, but it’s easier to get a little help. You can be your own coach with just a little practice – and maybe an occasional touch of the divine.
The universe is set up in the most brilliant, efficient way. Quantum physics and The Law of Attraction explain it beautifully – in theory. To live and experience it is to be free.
All you need to do is allow yourself to be soothed and uplifted. (It’s the holidays – even the most laid-back can use some soothing.) It’s never as bad as you think, and the only thing that ever needs to change – in any situation – is your perspective.
Are you letting your focus make you unhappy, letting outside situations determine how you feel, listening to things that upset you and make you mad?
Turn them off.
Once you know the secret, the simple trick that can soothe your body and mind, nothing’s that big a deal – and you’ll recognize even the biggest deals as pure potential.

Be Soothed and Uplifted

Be Soothed and Uplifted

Crystal Nuding is a natural born empath, soother, uplifter, and healer whose gift is the ability to help you live more joyfully and happily. Through live sessions in South Austin, by phone or Skype, you can find and move old stagnant energy that keeps you stuck and cultivate an attitude of positive expectation. Initial sessions are in a series of three for continuity and support.  (Mention Austin All Natural (OR this blog!) and receive a $25 discount.)
(512) 665-4414  http://www.CrystalNuding.com

Giving Thanks

What a wonderful holiday, Thanksgiving. I hope you all had fantastic meals and good quality time with the people that mean the most to you.

Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. This holiday isn’t about spending money and buying a bunch of gifts, it is about appreciating and enjoying what you already have. Spending time in the presence of the family and friends that make our lives beautiful.

Dionne, Al, Joycie Bear & Crystal

Dionne, Al, Joycie Bear & Crystal – That sun is bright!

This Thanksgiving, as with most, I cooked for my Grandparents – Joycie Bear & Al, my mom, my sister Johanna, partner Dionne and my son, Quentin. We had a local organic meal this year using veggies from my Greenling local basket, and a free range turkey from Richardson Farms (which I ordered through Greenling as well, YAY, YUM and Thank you!)

When I was a little girl, I would wait all year to eat my Joycie Bear’s Thanksgiving dinner and now as an adult, I wait even more anxiously to cook it for her. I learned to cook from her and her mother, my Granny. I felt the absolute love they had for me in every tasty bite. It was a gift I am driven to pay forward to everyone I can. I LOVE to feed people.

My grandmother, Joyce, is the most precious woman in the world. Strong (though she doesn’t see it) and quiet, she has been the rock in our family. She is kind, loving and compassionate, willing to help anyone who needs it and has been a steady beacon of support and love throughout our (at times tumultuous) family history.

I spent my Thanksgiving exactly how I wanted to this year. I was not working for someone else worrying about sales, money or deadlines. I planned the meal, cooked and cleaned my house, all the while bursting with love and appreciation, preparing my home to host my sweet family. I said about a million times, “I’m so happy to be me! Thank you God for putting me here on this earth at this time with these fantastic people.”

I love who I am and where I am and what I’m doing. I appreciate my life so much and the people with which I choose to fill it. Nothing is missing. It’s all here. Perfectly imperfect in every moment.

Do I have everything I’ve ever wanted? No. Is anyone’s life ever completely, 100% exactly what they hope for? Probably not often, but there are always so many things to love and appreciate.

What do we want and why do we want it? These are the only 2 things we should ever concern ourselves with. We could write a novel about what we don’t want or what’s wrong. We can blog about our troubles and issues and tell everyone we know how sick we are or our child is, but that never makes those problems go away. To the contrary, it only spotlights them and adds more energy to the situation, expanding it and making it bigger. We must stop chronicling what we don’t want.

Spend more time thinking about what you have to love and appreciate and less time worrying about what hasn’t shown up yet. Our focus and attention on what we appreciate and want more of will expand and more of that will make it’s way into our reality.

Throughout my past week of giving thanks, I would laugh as a new wave of appreciation came over me; I wondered how many people felt the same as I. How many of us love the food we grew up on and love even more feeding the wonderful people that fed us for so many years.

I give thanks today and everyday for all of our lives. I give thanks for the joy we are free to feel and share. I give thanks for the kind, compassionate love we are capable of cultivating, and that when we extend first to ourselves, can overflow to all others.

I am overflowing today and each new day with love and appreciation for life and everything in it.

Life is good and life is easy. If it’s not for you, it truly can be.

I’m here to help.