I believe that we are becoming more self-aware. Personal development is not something that is scoffed at anymore and many of us try our best to venture into personal development. Of course, this looks different for everyone, we have our learning edges, and whether it is leadership, confidence, abundance mindset, etc. there is definitely a common thread, connecting to yourself.
Have you ever wondered what this means?
I certainly did and if it were not for the past 2 year roller coaster I have been on I would not be able to share my tips with you! The next doozy on this coaster ride is connecting to your purpose. Some people are so connected with themselves that they know from day 1 why they are here on this earth where others need to go on a little journey first (ahem, again, me!). Asking this question is no small feat; thinking about your significance in this universe can make you feel small. Let me tell you now that even contemplating this means that you are playing big!
Contemplating this means that you are playing big!
How exciting is that? The only thing left to do is put this into action and as I love breaking down action into steps, we will follow a step-by-step guide:
1) Remove your emotional blocks
This usually starts with forgiveness.
When you first saw the word forgiveness, what name came up? It could be someone close, someone in your present or past, or even yourself. By releasing and forgiving you will release blocks to delve deeper and connect to your authentic self and your purpose.
2) Connect to your inner self dialogue
What do you say to yourself? Are you kind or are you hard on yourself? You need to determine your positive self vs. your negative self and which is louder. The positive self is your inner voice, your authentic self. The negative one, is your protector. Both are needed but the loudest one wins. If you are acting in fear instead of love and fulfillment then your protector is taking over. When the protector speaks an outcome to an action, review the actual worst-case scenario and come up with a plan to handle that scenario. You may just find that you can take action with your authentic self in the driver seat with the protector, a passenger who helps with the directions!
3) What excites you?
When you find this, you connect more and more to your purpose. I have learned that I am here to help and to heal. I learned that I love teaching fitness, yoga, coaching women on nutrition and supplementation, mindset and manifestation as well as being a guide for the spiritual. I also enjoy keeping workers safe and protecting them while at work. How did all this fit in? I connected to myself first. I spent hours meditating and journalling and the message was received, to heal and to help. Everything that I loved doing made sense and I was able to find a medium for all that excites me to help others.
4) Nature break
Getting out into nature helps us connect to ourselves and releases what no longer serves us. This can be done anytime during your journey; however, I put this step towards the end as you may have a lot to release by step 3 and will need a friendly reminder! Go for a walk anytime you need to de-stress and focus on deep breaths while you release what no longer serves you.
This is the perfect way to connect your mind and body. Learning to use your breath to move your body and calm the mind is key. This isn't really step 5; it's actually Step 1a, 2a, and 3a, meaning it should be used consistently to help get through each step. However, if you feel yoga just is not for you, then maybe it is step 5! Once you connect to yourself and your purpose you may find you want to continue the journey and yoga will be your outlet. If you feel yoga is not for you, don't just try one class or one teacher. Try different formats and a variety of teachers, I bet you will find something that connects to you!
I want to complete all this in one week, not two years!
This process took me two years to complete but you can complete this journey in one week! I know right?!
I have compiled everything I have learned in the past 2 years and created a one week yoga retreat in Varadero, Cuba that will include each of these steps! WHO HOO!
What will we do?
1) Learn HOW to forgive and release through meditation and discussion
2) Connect to our authentic self and our protector and learn to care for both and use them to create the life we deserve
3) Meet our authentic self and listen to him/her
4) Be guided through a meditation that will connect you to your purpose in that moment (as our lives are never fixed neither is why we are on this earth)
5) Connect with nature. A trip out into the ocean to swim with the fish!
6) Daily morning yoga sessions to set the tone for the day and afternoon yoga therapy sessions.
7) Plenty of time for yourself to relax and vacation with family and/or friends
If your authentic self (or gut) is saying YES, I HAVE TO GO then you know you should come with us, click here for more information. If your protector is coming up with excuses or doubting, that's OK. Go to step 2, figure it out and click here to give your protector more information!
See you on the beach!
Always in health, love and light,