June 6, 2013 in Spirituality
Finding our path, the one that attunes us to our higher purpose is a unique and often private journey. ¬†That journey, poses endless¬†
philosophical questions. ¬†Is our life mapped out before we’re born? ¬†How much of our spiritual adventure is accomplished through free will and how much of is destiny? How much of your life, do you feel, has been predetermined without your will? ¬†I would love to hear your thoughts on this! ¬†To an extent we’re all in charge of our lives, but there are other influences that manipulate our genes and lives on a scientific level. ¬†We’re connected to the moon, the sun, we have¬†photo-receptive¬†neurons that regulate many of our¬†rhythms¬†and hormones- to a degree we’re like plants who need nourishment from the¬†environment. ¬†We can think of those needs as being easily meet in terms of vitamins, oxygen and much needed light. ¬†The deeper needs are much more challenging to meet, as they’re often hidden, like individual missing puzzle pieces that take intense effort to find, but once we identify those needs and raise that awareness, it’s that intention that helps to create a life of happiness.
I will be doing another podcast on June 13th, 4:30 MST and will be answering callers questions,free of charge, using the tarot. ¬†The subject will be on toxic relationships. ¬†If you have an issue that you’d like help resolving, or just want a free reading, by all means, call in, or you can log in with your computer (avoid long distance charges) and ask anonymously. ¬†Here’s that link:¬†http://www.blogtalkradio.com/askmechi/2013/06/13/is-your-relationship-toxic
10 Steps to a Happier You
We hear people say live in the moment, but what does that really mean? ¬†To truly live in the moment, it’s critical that we wake up each day detached from the past, so that we can embrace all of the possibilities that manifest from a fresh perspective. ¬†This isn’t an easy step, it’s our nature to be conditioned. ¬†If you’re waking up each day, and not feeling enthused and full of gratitude, examine why. ¬†Are you possibly experiencing negative associations with something or someone that you’re faced with on a daily basis? ¬† Negative associations are limitations that we place on ourselves, once you’ve identified what they are, start the process of re-conditioning yourself.
Big or small, pick a goal that you believe that you alone can achieve. ¬†Make a date with your destiny, a realistic one, set mini goals¬†along the way so that you can measure your progress. ¬†Use desire as your secret weapon to achieve any goal that you want! ¬†Desire motivates more effectively than shame or guilt and has the power to create longer lasting results and you should choose a subject or area of your life that inspires you; a good example would be a teenager who’s parents relentlessly hound him about his personal hygiene and all the nagging in the world doesn’t make a difference, but then he notices girls and almost overnight he changes.
When you make what you feel was a mistake, see it as lesson that will serve to better prepare you for feature attractions in your future, and instead of thinking, “what if,” or “I should have,” think “next time, I’ll know better.”
Write down your values, and create a mission statement.
Focus on what you want, then map out what you can do to achieve it. ¬†Visualize and be proactive by taking actions everyday that align with your inner self and your inner needs.
Define your own set of commandments, or make a list personal boundaries that you will not allow anyone else to cross, and be committed to keeping them. ¬†Highly sensitive people will find this extremely challenging as we tend to be people pleasers. ¬†I personally find this step very difficult when it comes to parenting, my children wear me down on more occasions than I care to admit, but the commandments are of significantly help.
Don’t procrastinate, the hardest part is often taking that first step, where as only thinking that you should do it, wastes time and¬†energy. ¬†Determine what issues that you’re avoiding or denying, examine why and then face them head on!
Be willing to face your fear and take risks. ¬†Stepping out of your comfort zone and getting uncomfortable is crucial to transforming your life! ¬†If you don’t risk anything, you risk everything. ¬†By focusing on the fear, you’re unintentionally focusing on the potential consequences of failing, and what you focus on has a way of manifesting. ¬†If you’re going to spend your life in anticipation, make that anticipation one of excitement!
‚ÄúYou gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‚ÄėI have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.‚Äô You must do the thing you think you cannot do.‚ÄĚ ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Happiness is a choice and if it’s what you want, then you need to make it a priority! ¬†Setting at least 30 minutes of each day aside to¬†do something that you enjoy will make a huge impact on your emotional state and satisfaction levels. ¬†I don’t care if this means waking up extra early, or staying up 30 minutes later than usual, find that time and make it non-negotiable! ¬†Tell others that you have a personal appointment, they don’t need to know that it’s with yourself. ¬†You are important and if you can’t accept and respect that, how could you expect other people to?
Our universal need is primarily love, without it we suffer. ¬†Reach out to others in need, connect on a personal level, volunteer your time, attention and affection. ¬†Almost all dysfunction within one’s self acceptance, self love, self worth and ability to thrive is a result of disconnection from the source, which is love. ¬†Volunteering just 20-39 hours of your time over a year has been shown to reduce your chances of death within a 5 year period by a whopping 30%!
This video is long, 37 minutes, but it’s incredibly valuable!