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your mess is your message

You Can Turn Your Mess Into Your Message

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your mess is your messageWhen we are in the middle of life’s mess the last thing we think to do is thank the universe…God… for our struggles…for our mess.

Yet it’s through these struggles that our biggest life lessons come.

And honestly your mess is how you came to be here in this world right now!

Have you ever thought that the mess in your life was a gift?

That your mess is your message?

Life gets messy for us all at times. It’s not the experience that makes the difference in our lives it’s what we do with the experience. How we process the lessons and the thoughts we choose to give them.

Let me explain.

We get to choose how we view every “mess” in our life.

We can’t control all our circumstances but we can control what we think and do with them.

We can choose to share a piece of ourselves, and the lessons we have learned as we worked through our, “mess.” Or we can let the mess in our life knock us down and identify us as a victim…. one of life’s bad luck tragedies.

It was through my mess that I learned that the corporate job I worked so hard to achieve was actually not my dream job at all. Like many of us I thought having a corporate job was a dream come true. But through the lessons I learned as I worked through my mess I realized the corporate world did not match my values.

Time freedom and to be able to spend time with the people I love was a core value. The further up the corporate ladder I climbed the less control over my time I had. Honestly I felt trapped.

It became obvious the corporate job wasn’t for me. 

People around me were saying, “stay where it’s safe. You have a great job, you’re crazy to give it up.”

The lessons I learned, and the courage I discovered going through my mess, gave me the strength to say, “no more.”

It takes courage to be empowered by your mess. But what an amazing life when you do!

Here is the fun part. Here is what I learned.

  • When I realized my mess was my message and opened up and let people in an amazing thing happened!
  • I discovered that my purpose and happiness was part of my mess.
  • I learned I could create a business out of my mess and make a big difference all at the same time.
  • I learned that once you share your message you never go back. Once the journey of empowerment and self-discovery is opened it changes you forever!

 

What a gift!

 

Here is the deal… Your life experiences have value. People are waiting on you and your message. Trust that within you is your courage to rise up and get moving along your path.

Click Here and we will show you how to live without regret, share your experiences and create a business out of your mess!

 

To Your Life Without Limits,

Live a life without limits

Elena & Jean

 

P.S. What if you could create a business out of your mess and make a big difference at the same time? If that Feels Right to You Click Here and Book a Discovery Session.

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your purpose

Discover Your Purpose Through Sharing Your Story & Message Even When It Feels Crazy

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your purposeYour Message Is Your Purpose!

 Your Purpose is in Your Message… in Your Story!

Do you ever ask yourself, “What is my life purpose?”

We hear all the time, “I’m just not sure what my purpose is.”

The truth – Your message, Your lessons are what makes You…You!

And in your message, your lessons, experience, that are uniquely yours… Is Your Purpose.

The experiences were not given to you for no reason.

Here is my biggest lesson.

 

Jean’s Story

My life changed the day my daughter died. God tell her I’m sorry. 

As the back doors of the ambulance closed I struggled to catch a glimpse of her face. I was looking for some sort of reassurance that she was OK.

You see I was the mother of 3 kids and the youngest, was Serena, and she was a whirlwind of energy.

I was cooking dinner when I noticed the house had gotten quiet. I wiped off my hands and thought to myself, what the heck is she up to.

Serena was curious about everything. She had blond curly hair with big blue eyes, and she was as cute as a button.your life purpose

But, she was always on the move and a quiet house was never normal for us.

When I passed the front door and saw it was partially open, my heart started to race, and immediately panic set in.

Have you ever had that happen when you get scared as h*ll? When your heart starts to race, and your stomach turns into a tight knot?

One moment I’m cooking dinner and the next, I’m seeing Serena face down in our small garden Koi pond.

An hour later I am in the emergency room bargaining with God.

I prayed, bargained, promised.
“God I can’t do this, I’m not strong enough, please, please don’t take her.”
“God just tell me what to do, I’ll do whatever it takes, please just let me take her home.”

We waited hours.

Two physicians came to the doorway. Their arms were crossed. They stared down at the floor then glanced at me and then again their eyes looked away.
“I’m sorry we did all we could, it just wasn’t enough…it just wasn’t enough to save her,” they said.

I’ll never forget those words.

I stood there numb.
How could she be gone?

How do I tell her big brother and sister that they don’t have a little sister anymore?

How do I go home without her?

I felt guilty, angry, lost, sad, confused, empty.

For years Serena had become my silent secret child because the memory of her death and the guilt I carried was so painful that it seemed easier to try and bury the thoughts of her death deep inside some hidden untouchable part of me.

I thought that if I didn’t talk about her or share her story, it would hurt less.

But I learned it doesn’t work that way. When we share our message, our story, miracles happen!

We heal ourselves, our family, and the world around us!

We inform and educate the world.

We spark conversations.

We make a difference.

We serve our purpose!

I share her story because every single one of us have stories and messages to share.

You hear the whispering deep inside you that tells you there has to be more and yet you hide it.

You have so much to offer and you can live from a place where you give meaning to why you went through what you did.

If it is loss of someone close, loss of innocence, divorce, or a serious illness, it came as a lesson that we are now here to unravel and to give it meaning.

You have been through the worst, the pain, confusion, fear, now is the time to decide to live and give back because your experiences have not been for nothing.

Today commit to making a difference!

 

You are here for a reason and you had the experience and lessons for a reason so lets get the meaning.

You are just as precious as the child I lost. Let me teach you how to share your message with the world. Click Here and lets Get Clear on Your Message!

To Your Life Without Limits,

Live a life without limits

Elena & Jean

 

P.S.  You have one life. Lets not waste it. You know how precious life is. Lets bring forth your purpose. Click Here and Get Clear on Your Message.

 

 

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Fear of Change

What To Do When The Fear Of Change Holds You Hostage

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Fear of Change

Fear of Change

Has the fear of change ever held you hostage? 

Yes, I can feel the nod of your head going up and down.

The memory or memories come flooding back to that time that you wanted to change jobs but were afraid to do so because you weren’t sure if the new job was the right move for you or not.

Or maybe it was a relationship that you were in that you knew wasn’t right for you, but it was better than nothing and the fear of being alone was stronger than your ability to conquer fear.

 

At some point in time, most people are faced with major change and will need to find ways to overcome fear. 

 

Change is inevitable because we live in a changing world.

Nothing is constant, everything is always changing and change can be really good.  It is all in how you choose to look at it.

I know for myself, I have always welcomed change and have looked at it as an adventure, a new beginning, a period to grow on an emotional, spiritual, physical or financial level.

Yes, I have felt fearful at times when the change was a really big one for me.

 

We all have to find ways to conquer fear. My solution has always been “face the fear and do it anyway.”

 

You can play the “what if” game in your head but where does that get you?

More confused, unable to make a decision and held hostage to the “fear of change”.  Your answers will never be found up in your head so please stop analyzing everything from that place.

Through my years of facing the fear and doing it anyway, I have learned to ask questions of my higher self and the Universe and then use my strategy from Human Design to make the correct decision for me.

The “why” question will only drive you insane so I recommend staying away from asking any question that starts with “why”.

 

Some of my favorite questions to ask when I am feeling the “fear of change” are:

  1. What about this am I not getting right now that would allow me to move forward with ease?
  2. Will this contribute to the bigger plan and purpose of my life?
  3. Who does this fear belong to?

The interesting thing about fear is that 98% of the time, it isn’t even our own but the energy that we took on from someone in our surroundings and it is impossible to process it if it doesn’t even belong to you.

Are the wheels in your mind spinning yet?  Yes, you heard me right, the fear most likely isn’t even yours!

So how much of your life have you been living operating off of thoughts, feelings and emotions that doesn’t even belong to you?

What would your life be like if you could be free of all the heaviness that isn’t even yours but that you have taken on and owned as your own?

Would it be possible to live the life you love with ease and joy?

Would it be beneficial to you to understand what is yours and what is not so you can truly live an authentic life?

We would love to hear your ideas. Leave us a comment below and feel free to share this post with your family and friends.

BE Authentic, BE YOU!

Diane Marie

 

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turn your life around

How To Turn Your Life Around Is Within You

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Trust The Bigger Picture. Even When It Feels Like Everything Is Going Wrong – Trust It’s Going Right!

I remember hearing advice similar to this after my daughter passed away and honestly I didn’t understand and hearing it I became angry.

It’s easy to trust the bigger picture when life is going well, but when challenges drop us to our knees it’s hard to trust and find the good in it.

 

Watch this video. I share some thoughts on how to turn your life around and trust in the bigger picture.

 

 

 

Whether it is the death of a loved one, the challenges of divorce, loss of innocence, or serious illness. Whatever it is we all have had challenges and we can choose to turn our life around. To live a life without limits.

After my daughter died I felt like I had been cheated. I complained about how life wasn’t fair. How no one understood what it was like. That she didn’t deserve to die.

You see if we choose to think about how unfair or bad our life is or has been we choose to live our life as a victim. It’s like drinking  a small dose of poison every day.

Every single moment of every single day we choose how we experience and live our lives with the thoughts we choose to believe.

If we choose to see gratitude – forgiveness – and joy we choose to live empowered.

Today I know her life was a blessing, that her life had a purpose and that her purpose was served. It’s a choice to live empowered, grateful and find the joy in each day.

How have the challenges in your life created your thoughts and beliefs? How can you change the beliefs or thoughts to be more empowered? Leave us a comment below we would love to hear from you.

 

To Your Life Without limits,

Live a life without limits

Elena & Jean

 

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you are a gem

YOU ARE A GEM!

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you are a gemYOU ARE A GEM!

I am a gal who loves gems. I love them all, from the brilliant shine of a true sparkling diamond, to the deep matte finish of a black ebony stone.

However, I am not into studs or bedazzled items as a rule (there are always exceptions).

But I often wonder of the appeal of jewelry and why are we lured to peer longingly into those glass cases which enhance the beauty of gems in a jewelry or department store.

And are we a lot like gems?  Is that why we are so attracted to them?

I do know that way back in time about 40,000 years ago, women (and men)  created adornments from shells , bones, sinew and mother of pearl. And those Egyptian Pharaohs loved their bling. Worn only by the wealthy and those in power, Egyptian jewelry is really quite something to behold. They also adorned themselves with scarabs, said to hold mystical properties.

And most people know that jewelry was used as currency and eventually evolved into accessories.

Often used as status symbols, the more bangles, necklaces and the like, the more money you had…well duh!  And of course jewelry became a form of artistic expression.

Not to mention the fact that it is just so darn pretty!

A tiny bit more history…..jewelry such as pins, buckles and brooches actually had a distinct function- to -hold things together. I really think pins are quite awesome and encourage everyone to help make them a fashion statement (again). What better way to evoke your feelings for the day than with a dragon fly, bumble bee, star, sun or moon. Placed just so on the shoulder or lapel, it’s a little way to lift your spirits and those of people whom you encounter.

And so, why do we love jewelry? I think it must be in our DNA, why else would we drool over engagement rings, tennis bracelets, bangles baubles and more. I know I am making a vast generalization here…..the whole men vs. women thing, but just go with me.

HERE IT IS….I think we are all GEMS in a world of roughly hewn stones.

We are all trying to smooth our edges to bring out the natural beauty of the stone inside.

Are we diamonds in the rough?  You bet.

We are also soft as Emeralds, dynamic as rubies, spectacular as sapphires and mystical as opals. Much has been written on the mystical properties of each stone, and if you are interested, just hit google.

Right now though, I would like to ponder how we are like gems.

Gemstones are generally characterized as beautiful, of course. But in order to be qualified as a gem, they must be durable, have strength and resilience.

They are rare and distinct in their characteristics.you are a gem

Does that sound like anyone you know?

This rarity factor of most gemstones makes them extremely valuable.

Hmmmm…..who’s a gemstone now?

FYI – most gemstones other than amber and pearls, are non organic. Only amber which comes from the resin in trees, and pearls which, well you know…under the sea, oysters, sand and WOW.  They are softer and not quite as resilient as mined gemstones.

But don’t we all have friends that fit into those categories?

Or perhaps we do as well.

The adjectives used to describe gems and jewels are so fitting for women.

Beautiful, rare, resilient, durable, luminescent, exotic.

Perhaps we see something in ourselves when we look at gemstones in particular. We want to wear them to bring out our inner gem like qualities. Lest you think gems are all perfect, all have inclusions. These are visible traces of the genesis of the stone.

This is where tiny crystals of other minerals get caught up in the growth of the larger host crystal.

We are all a compilation of our past, our experiences, our DNA, our cells.

Sometimes our inclusions are visible, but mostly they are below the surface and  make us what we are today.

They enhance our beauty and significantly affect the way we shine.  We can work on them and polish them and bring forth our natural beauty which is hidden inside like a diamond in the rough, or the ruby tucked into a piece of seemingly innocuous rock.

 

YOU ARE A GEM!

 

Doesn’t it sound great to say it out loud. I AM A GEM!  

Such a wonderful way of describing someone.

I encourage you to look at your friends, find their facets, help them polish their inner beauty, identify their inclusions and recognize their rare, beautiful, exotic and resilient nature. And while you are at it……do the same for yourself.

Remember WE ARE ALL GEMS!

 

Kim

 

P.S. I would love to hear your thoughts. Leave me a comment below and as always feel free to share this post with your family and friends.

 

 

 

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