A letter from, Future Me.

Dear Self…

I want you to know how proud of you I am. No matter what hurt, pain and suffering you have been through, You never gave up! You may have slowed down a little but you never gave up. I am sending this letter to remind you, that you are doing Great and everything is working out perfectly.

You have been battling with feelings of low self-esteem, shame, guilt, anger and even self-hatred most of your life. Feelings of rejection and abandonment. Life has been challenging. Yet, you never gave up!

You have always had a gentleness about you, and you always cared about how other people were feeling and wanted to make it better. Because of your soft nature though, you met up with those that took advantage of that goodness, over and over again. You got caught up in the negative emotions and began to behave back, in like manner. I knew you didn’t want to behave in this way but this was the beginning of self awareness for you in years to come. I know you began to feel bitterness towards everything. Towards people, towards your life and worst of all, towards yourself. Well I am here to tell you, you are right on track and everything works out great!

 

Up Goes the Wall.

Even though that negative behaviour, went against your own inner being, you became tired of being hurt, so you built yourself a nice solid wall around your heart. It was all you knew to do as a child, to not feel hurt anymore. It wasn’t an instant wall, it was an overtime wall, a brick here, a brick there, a brick everywhere.

Before you realised it, you had built yourself a dungeon! You were also the prisoner, in chains, of this dungeon! And as you learn later in life, You are responsible for putting you there. You were a prisoner of your own choice. Of course, you did not realise that at the time. But you did get there eventually.

Frightened to step out of your mental prison, for fear of being hurt, however, there were times when you had to be among people. When you did have to associate with others, you created a mask for every occasion. You hid yourself so well under these masks that you started to forget who you were!

Sometimes it would go well to be among people and sometimes it did not but as long as you had your mask on, you believed everything will be okay or at least you could pretend it to be.

 

Emotions on Lock Down!

You imprisoned your emotions by now, and wouldn’t let yourself feel. The very essence of who you truly are, had been locked down. You had now mastered the very opposite of your truth! ( which is a triumph on its own) because you are amazing!

It is okay, your story gets better lol as you are now becoming aware of πŸ™‚

The first step of freedom is forgiveness. Forgiveness of those that had hurt you, but most importantly, the forgiveness of yourself. I know you struggled with this for many years and believed you deserved to be punished. And you did exactly that. You punished and blamed yourself for everything that had happened.

How happy I was when that desire of being free started to kick in. You started to do some research into whether it was possible to get yourself out of the prison you had built. People started to give you new information, that intrigued you. Books started coming your way, that were exactly what you needed. (Just so you know, I had a hand in that πŸ™‚ )

You had finally allowed a light to shine in a cold dark place of unworthiness.

I felt now was a good time to receive a letter from future Me πŸ˜‰

 

The Journey to Freedom Begins.

You always loved reading and learning so I knew this would be your strength to uncovering. And you gobbled up everything that came your way. Well done!

The bricks starting coming down and your appreciation started going up. This was exciting to watch. You felt happy. You now had a hunger for learning more about true self. At least a truth that resonated with your heart and soul.

It was a delicious meal of enlightenment. The best meal ever created. Bricks were coming down in numbers. You, joyfully teared them away. Then you started to question yourself… How could I have done this to myself? Why did I shut that beautiful inner voice down, when all it spoke of was love? You did go through a little resistance here, but it wasn’t for too long. You worked it out that the answer didn’t really matter anymore. The relief of not feeling so trapped was so liberating.

Now and again you would get scared and put some bricks back lol but you would find the courage and let it go. You always do πŸ™‚ There was no turning back now. You knew enough to make some very well-informed decisions. And you did just that.

 

Admired From a Distance.

I have seen you in your most saddest moments, your most confused and I have seen you rise up with renewed strength and vigor. I have and still do admire your persistence and tenacity to discover the beauty that lies within you. Which you now know is also in each and every person.

I have seen you take responsibility for your own life by taking charge of your own thoughts. You had some pretty messed up beliefs lol That’s because you borrowed them and made them your own. Each belief is a brick and as you start to shine some light on it, you place them in the right space. O f course there are only two choices, keep them or let them go.

I have witnessed your caring spirit and how happy it makes you feel. Sometimes you get a little off balance lol but I know you will find your feet. πŸ™‚ I know you will work it out.

 

Own Inner Dance.

I have noticed recently that you are following your own inner dance. You are now finding your rhythm, your own pace. Every brick down is a sigh of relief to be yourself. Challenges don’t frighten you as much. When you get yourself into a good feeling place, you make a decision and then you go for it. You do get better at this and a lot quicker…just saying πŸ™‚

You understand now that the only one you are fighting with is yourself. Some of your masks you are still holding onto. That’s not a problem though because I know you will give those up too, when you are readyΒ  πŸ™‚

I know you still have confusion over certain things. Don’t worry about it. Clarity will come. A solution will show up when you are ready to see it. By the way, it isn’t as far as you think. (wink wink)

You are trusting in your own inner voice more and more. It is the most beautiful sight to witness.

 

Silver Lining.

The greatest part of growing through all your challenges in life is, you are well-equipped to Be Just You! You don’t have to be anything more than yourself. That’s it. Just Doing Your Do πŸ™‚ There is no better gift to yourself and others than Being True to Yourself! I know, you are now, understanding this.

Situations and events will arise where you will topple over. Don’t stress. You will get back up, you will learn from it and you will continue your path with joy. That’s how you roll πŸ™‚

 

Word of Warning.

A word of warning… Stay off other peoples paths. Just as you are learning what is best for you, they too are learning what works or doesn’t work for them. Stay your path. Share what works for you. Leave it for them to decide if its for them. Do not judge another’s path, for that is none of your business. Love them while they discover their most Beautiful Self.

One size does not fit all! But… One love for all, fits perfectly!

 

Remember This.

I want you to remember these words always:

There is nothing wrong with you. You have adopted beliefs that have been stagnant in the air. They are not yours! They really don’t belong to anyone.

In saying that, everything you have been through had a purpose. It has awoken you to the beautiful authentic self. It made you stronger and wanting to know more. This makes life more interesting and exciting. Enjoy the adventure. Have fun. Play more, laugh more, dream more and love more.

Do not get tangled in labels and categorising. People are magnificent beings on a journey of self discovery. You were born a unique being and you need to live that uniqueness. Your uniqueness is what makes this journey an amazing experience. Add every one else’s uniqueness in the mix and you have yourself, The Most Beautiful work of Art.

Live your passion. Love from your heart. Live the Best of You!

Enjoy the journey of rediscovering You. Allow goodness to flow into your life from wherever it may come. Don’t pay attention to old beliefs and old thought patterns. Just rewrite them to your choosing. Appreciate every moment. Trust in Self totally. Love unconditionally. Expand in the Wonder of You.

Everything is as it needs to be. Besides, I am your future, and your future looks sooo gooood πŸ™‚

Loving you always xxxx

Future Me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courage is…Accepting ALL of YOU!

Courage is… Accepting ALL of YOU!

What does that mean?

It means over a span of 50 years I have made many mistakes ( and I’m sure I’m not done yet haha) I have made some very bad choices and decisions that not only hurt others but also hurt myself, (getting a bit better at this ), my point is, life experiences have taught me what makes me happy, truly happy, and what does not. I am learning to fine tune my happy. What I have experienced so far, is no1 lesson – unless you can accept all of you, the good, the bad the ugly, unless you can accept all of your experiences in life, you will never be able to move forward. You will always be stuck in the hurt and pain of experiences from the past.

 

You need to find a way to forgive yourself first, forgive others and let it all go. I know it is easier said than done. But all of this is for your benefit. When you do, it opens up space within you, to allow new and wonderful experiences to enter into your present moment.

Life is about learning, growing, fine-tuning every day. We will always be learning. We will always be growing. We will always be fine-tuning our happy.

Get excited about this! Every day, we are alive, we get to have a fresh start., to have another go. Woohoo!

 

Resistance to Venom!

While we are fine-tuning our happy place, there are things to be aware of.

The Honey Badger is named the most fearless animal.

This animal does not back down, ever! Regardless of the size of its foe, or how many in number or how dangerous or poisonous, it just never gives up.

Venom of a snake can kill but when the Honey Badger gets bit by a poisonous snake, he is out for a couple of hours, gets back up and continues where he left off.

People’s words attack like venom to your soul.

You can’t do it! You’re too dumb! You’re too fat! You’re too ugly! You’re too useless! And that oh so familiar overused word, You are a failure!

Beware! Words do pierce your inner self, so while learning to get to know yourself, never let other people’s opinions of you, become your opinion of yourself. Be courageous and choose what you accept in and what you reject out. You get that choice every day. Don’t let people’s words drown you in untruths.

Remember those spitting venom, are the source of the venom within. Hurt people, Hurt people. We don’t know what they are going through. It’s obviously not a happy place they are coming from if they feel the need to attack. It can be a place of fear.

Watch what words we use. We are responsible for those.

And just like the Honey Badger, if you do get knocked down by words of others or from your own thoughts, be okay with yourself, just get up and carry on.

It takes courage to get back up! It takes courage to never give up!

But do it! Do it for You! You are worth it!

 

Get Uncomfortable!

We all want adventurous, exciting, fulfilling and meaningful lives. We may be at different levels and paces but exciting lives, all the same.

Then we need to get UNCOMFORTABLE!

It takes courage to get out of your comfort zone.

It takes courage to get out there and learn something completely new.

It takes courage to be Your authentic self.

It takes courage to stare your foe in the eye and say ” I Am Me and I am okay with that!”

I am very uncomfortable now, writing my perceptions and feelings and then publishing them for all to see. I am uncomfortable how people will receive it.

But I tell you what! I am also excited, I am passionate, I am enthusiastic. It feels meaningful and it is fulfilling a dream. It is adventurous to go into the unknown.

So Get Uncomfortable!

It is worth it! You are worth it!

And the bonus of this is, I am learning more about my own inner roar. I expand in my own growth, every time, for what I believe in and learning what I am capable of. How will we ever know how far we can go if we don’t push the boundaries?

Courage is making choices that bring You out more.

Courage is not to retaliate but being compassionate.

Courage is not blaming or judging others (this includes yourself) but taking responsibility for your own thoughts, words and actions. There will always be those that misbehave in one form or another. Don’t lower yourself to their vibe. Raise them to yours!

Courage is being Uncomfortable and still choosing to be the best You can Be.

 

Be Gentle On You.

Being courageous doesn’t always mean a lion’s roar. It can also mean that soft inner voice that says it is okay. Keep trying. Keep getting up. You are getting stronger at this more each day. Well done. You are doing well.

You know the kind of self talk. The talk that uplifts your spirit. The one that lifts the smile on your face. It may not have gone the way you wanted but you are smiling because you did your best and you moved a step closer to You. Tomorrows another day and another fresh new start. Rewrite your story.

Focus on your strengths, Focus on what makes you happy. Never give up on yourself. Stand strong for your values. Those are Your values. They matter! You will sleep more peacefully.

Also remember though, that others too will be standing up for what they believe in as well. Don’t make them wrong so you can be right or vice versa. Each of us are on our own journey of self discovery. We are all going at our own pace. We are all coming from our own place of awareness. It’s not a race. It just is.

If the world could do just one thing for themselves and that is to be gentle on themselves. We would certainly be living in a completely different world. It is very empowering and the best of you can finally unfold when not smothered over with harsh judgmental thoughts.

 

You Get One Shot!

It doesn’t matter how long you have been on this earth.

What matters is You get one shot to live it! You get this opportunity to Be the best of You. To make a difference in your life first, and this will overflow into the lives of many around you. You can influence so many lives just by being You.

No one compares to You! You are the only You ever!

One Shot!

One You!

One Decision!

Take the lion stance! Be of courage and accept all of You.

Mine is “Just Doing My Do”

 

What is Yours?

 

Bring it on!

Thank you for taking the time to read my post.

Your comments are more than welcome πŸ™‚

That’s Enough Daughter!

That’s Enough Daughter!

These words were from my mother, after she passed. They changed my life.

You are not going to survive!

The doctor told our mother “You are not going to survive this.”

WHAT! I knew she wasn’t well but What! Questioning what I just heard, “Did I hear right?”

My world just shattered into a million pieces. I knew what I heard but couldn’t comprehend the magnitude of it. Total denial! Am I having a bad dream?

All of a sudden I had a nose bleed and it was gushing out. Grabbing the tissue after tissue wondering what the heck is going on? I don’t get nose bleeds! My minds translation of what had been said was completely a foreign language, that I didn’t understand.

While I was having this inner battle, they started moving our mother to another room, set her up and made her comfortable, basically for her final moments.

 

Shut Down!

I then shut down emotionally, because we needed to contact friends and family. Physically present and functioning but really no one was home. I didn’t even know where home was anymore, home was our mother. You can’t take our mother!

You never think about not having your loved ones around, and if you do, it doesn’t last because they are right there. Our mother was going to live forever! We always joked about that because she was so strong and capable.

Our mother was a warrior her whole life. It just didn’t compute! I just couldn’t make sense of anything. How do you make sense of that?

Being the eldest child I felt obligated to keep it together and be strong (just like my mama)Well I wasn’t! So empty inside, so emotionless. I had lost myself in an uncontrollable downward spiral and kept falling into endlessness.

How does anyone get through such an experience?

 

Our Mother passed.

Our mother passed away two years today!

If there ever is a feeling of a broken heart, mine broke that day! That pain is like no other pain I had ever experienced. I had never lost anyone that close to me before. There was no solid ground to keep me stable. I’m going to lose my grip.

The foundation of my whole life, is gone. I don’t think those words registered “She’s gone” Even though I am looking at our mother laying there, it just didn’t seem real.

I don’t remember much of that following year. Managed a great job of faking a smile. Well at least I believed so. I’m pretty sure I didn’t fool anyone but it was the best I could come up with at the time.

 

You don’t know what you have until it’s gone.

Its true. You don’t know what you have til it’s gone. Well, I got a hard lesson in this. No longer could I go visit her. No longer will she be there to smooth the path. No longer there!

After a year, of aimlessly enduring daily living, trying to take care of my family and working, I clearly heard my mother say ” That’s Enough Daughter! Now Go be the Best you can Be!”

She was right! I had been moping around, drenched in self-pity, angry, not really interested in anything or anybody. Smorgasbord of emotions all dished up on my plate! And it was not palatable at all!

 

Decision time.

I think I got a brain cell back in that moment lol From that day forward, I decided to take my mother’s advice. I worked on the good memories of my journey with this amazing lady. She was far from perfect, but who is, but she was my Mama!

She had many strengths. Her generosity was abundant. One of the most generous ladies I know. Her work ethic was work hard and give 100%, be honest and be punctual.

But her love for her family and friends was limitless. She is our Queen. She is our Matriarch. She is a Warrior. She is our Mama.

 

If You are listening Mama…

I miss you. I miss you so much. It has been a real challenge without you. I miss visiting you and you make everything better. I am even missing the growlings when I am stubborn. πŸ™‚ Still stubborn by the way haha

You had a powerful presence of love in your physical but it is mightier now. We may be still a little messed up but it’s okay because we will pull through.

I’m doing much better now mama, actually I am doing great! I heard your words and I’m Doing my Do πŸ™‚ I’m gathering my shattered pieces back together slowly but surely. My heart is beating more happier sounds these days. Hearing those words”That’s enough daughter,” from you, changed my life. Thank you, Mama.

You lead by example and I will continue your teachings. Not perfectly but the best that I can.

Just love each other were the last words I heard her say.

It is an honour to have you as our mother.

It is an honour to have you as a friend.

It is an honour to be your daughter.

Thank you for instilling in us, values, strengths, and a strong presence of love.

Soar high Ma. You are free.

Thank you for Being You.

Thank you for being my Mama.

I love you xxx

Ask and it is given cards Review

Ask and it is Given cards.

Esther and Jerry Hicks

(The teachings of Abraham)

A friend just used the phrase Words connect Worlds!

What we speak and write. They either connect or disconnect our worlds. I choose to connect our worlds and share upliftment.

 

If you are reading this, there is a reason. You are choosing to connect too πŸ™‚

These cards I have found, they have helped me to first connect with my inner self and then to my outer world with much more love, clarity and appreciation.

It’s a 60 card pack. You can enjoy the bite size daily upliftment πŸ™‚ 60 days of positive, self loving, awakening gems. If you want to partake of the whole pie, then it comes in book form too.

I have been applying the Teachings of Abraham for over 10 years and have travelled my inner world full of hope, excitement and clarity. My intent is that you will discover the Beautiful You within too πŸ™‚

The point is, it connects You to You, and then in your whole beingness, You connect to your world around you.

These words connect worlds.

Namaste.

You are welcome to leave words that connect worlds for you below πŸ™‚

Many thanks πŸ™‚

 

 

 

Plus size, plus You, equals HOT!!!

Plus size + You = HOT!

Let’s face it, when we step into our new clothing, we feel Hot! We look in the mirror and go DAM! You look GOOOOOD!!! And everywhere we go or everyone we meet, we are putting our best foot forward. Confidence is oozing out, and so it should! You’re looking DAM fine and be proud of it! You are sending out good feeling vibes and people are feeling it. In that moment, they want to feel just as good as you do πŸ™‚

Judgments

Now I am very passionate about people loving themselves, exactly as they are. Whether we are too tall, too short, too round, too skinny, blah blah blah. The list goes on and on. You know the list I’m talking about. The list that tells you, you are not good enough! The well-trained part of us that tells you, you need to change your looks, your shape, your weight your blah blah blah!


 

 

 

 

 

Now in my opinion, the real word for this is Judgment. You are being judged by society, strangers, family, friends and worst of all, YOURSELF!!! You have to fit in a labeled box or come under a category for others to feel comfortable in themselves. Being different, makes people uncomfortable! There are many topics that can be discussed but today I’m all about the beautiful community of plus size men and women. Even that is a label and I apologize.

 

Outer Wear.

Clothing needs You! Without you its just a pile of material. Might be beautiful expensive material, crafted from the best of the best, but it needs You! By you wearing them, you bring it to life. You give it shape and style. You make it stand out in a crowd.

We choose clothes to suits our personality, our individuality, our moods, our style or by price tag. Some like bright colours, others like pastel shades. Some like to be seen and others try to get lost in the crowd. Just do your do! It’s not about anybody else except You. So dress up however you desire. Wear the clothing the makes your Beingness Stand Out.

Be Beautiful! Be You!

 

Your Inner Wear.

Now this is my favourite part. As much as it does matter how we clothe ourselves on the outside, I want to talk more about dressing up the inner being πŸ™‚ Oh yeah!

Let’s say you have well stocked inner shop. Let’s call this shop ‘Just Be Beautiful’. Whatever you need is in this inner shop. Its open 24/7 just for you. Everything is totally free and of high quality. Everything fits perfectly. Everything!

What would you stock in your Just Be Beautiful shop?

What would you like to clothe your inner being with?

With the inner wear of your choosing, how do you feel now?

What would you see when you look in the mirror?

Do you know the smallest part of you is the physical part. We are much much more. Like the tip of the iceberg, you only see the tip but underneath is huge.

Dress the inner and the outer is a reflection. The difference is when you feel happy inside, when you feel appreciation for Self, when you love every part of yourself, your outer is not an issue because you are beaming high energy vibes that light up your presence. Your here and now. You have inner peace. Inner love. Inner clarity. Inner alignment. Mind, body and soul are all in harmony. Now tell me that ain’t BEAUTIFUL!

Stop playing small! Stop allowing outside thoughts or even inner thoughts take away the Beautiful You that is!

Just like you choose what clothing you will wear for the day or night, well you can choose the same for inner wear. There is and only will ever be one of you! Make the most of You.

Why not be the brightest star that you are?

Why not let that high vibration reach out and touch the lives of others?

Experiencing this journey of life is something to get excited about. To attract others who are stepping up for Self and letting their light shine too. Bring it on! To have a whole community opening up their inner shops and wearing the highest quality of inner wear.

Ahhhh now that feels like Magic πŸ™‚

 

‘Just Be Beautiful’ shop.

Plus size +YOU = HOT! HOT! HOT!

Inner Plus Size + YOU = HOTTER! HAPPIER! HELL YEAH!

What you clothe your outer with is temporary. What you clothe your inner being with is Peace, Joy and Love.

So Your shop is open for you, whenever you need to clothe yourself with maybe love, appreciation, clarity, peace or whatever it is you choose.

Your shop. You stock the shelves. You pick the colours and styles. Grab your trolley… Let’s go shopping πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

Freedom! Soar to your own inner heights.

 

Freedom!

A little seven letter word. A dynamic word that can change lives.

How can these arranged letters possibly change my life?

 

 

 

What does it mean to You?

It means different things to different people.

The lady in the above picture. What do think she is feeling about her freedom?

Can you put yourself there? How would you feel?

 

She looks so relaxed. Taking in the awe-inspiring view. No doubt feelings of appreciation and maybe aware of how small we are in comparison to mother earth’s creative art.

I’m afraid, I am not that brave! My insides are turning over just looking at where she is sitting!

I agree, it is a spectacular view! But I would be way at the back where I can see the ground solidly under me lol

For others, freedom might mean to put a parachute on and jump off the ledge. And that feeling of soaring would be their moment of freedom!

Its different for everyone.

Today I would love to share Freedom through my eyes.

 

 

To me the inner heights are just as scary as sitting on that ledge, maybe even a little more.

I have lived a life of being afraid. Afraid to speak up. Afraid to say no. Afraid of not being accepted or acceptable. Afraid of not being liked. Afraid to just be Me!

There has always been that sweet little voice within that knows I am enough but I would quickly shut it out, and choose not to listen, just out of feeling unworthiness. Afraid! Afraid! Afraid! It’s so exhausting!

Our minds are such a powerful tool. It is remarkable how we teach it to view something a certain way and then over time it becomes a belief and others believe it too and somehow that made it truth!

Fear to even dare to think I could possibly be a worthy person that people would enjoy being around. The mind would go” What are you thinking! You will only get hurt again! You can’t trust anyone! Stop kidding yourself!”

So It is easy to see why I would back off a hundred miles and stay where I am. Too afraid to move. It appeared easier.

 

 

The chains of fear must be released!

When I think of chains, I think of restriction, binding, held back, not able to move, despair, sadness and also anger, frustration, the complete opposite of freedom.

I unknowingly chained myself to beliefs that have restricted my enjoyment of life, of living a full and happy life. Of soaring from my inner height.

I did this! Yes, I may not have had an environment that was nurturing and safe as a child but I can now make some new choices and create a different experience.

It hasn’t been an easy transition. These chains now are pretty rusty and old. Needs a bit of work to release it. But you know what, I’m going to walk towards that ledge, because I really want to have that whole experience and view.

My first step toward the ledge. Heart pumping mighty fast and hands and legs are shaking. Breathe… This is going to take a while lol

Second step, it seems a hundred miles away. Doubt is now creeping in. Oh c’mon I have only taken two steps! Thoughts of just stopping and turning back enters my mind. “No harm done, you haven’t come far. Turn back!” Determination kicks in. 3, 4, 5 steps. I think my heart is going to beat right out of my body. I am so scared right now. Whole body is shaking and tears are now welling up in my eyes. A militant voice is speaking loudly now, “What are you doing? You can’t do this? Who are you trying to impress? Nobody cares?” Tears flowing down my cheeks, doubt flooding my mind. These rusty chains are relentless.

Somewhere within I faintly heard, “You can do this. Everything is okay.”

From somewhere I drew up some courage. Sweaty palms, feeling I can’t breathe, I continued my quest. As I moved closer to my triumph, I could now see over the sides and straight down to the greenish blue water flowing. Oh no! Paralysed I just stared at the water and froze. Heart stopped. Terror had entered my moment of triumph. I knew this was a breaking point. I could go back. I had done very well to get this far. But then the thoughts of, you have come this far so might as well go all the way. Paralysed. Frozen in time. What the heck am I going to do?

Feeling quite light-headed and balance was shaky, I slowly dropped to my knees and decided to crawl the rest of the way. Yes the desire to cross the finishing line was stronger and determination took over, so here I am on my knees moving toward my prize. Freedom! Freedom of overcoming this paralysing fear. I was done with being so afraid.

I crawled my way right to the ledge and looked out. Ahhh… What a sight! It was everything and more. My heart stopped at the exquisiteness of what my eyes were beholding. Magnificent colours came out to greet me. Sights that soothed my heart. I was totally present in the moment. A perfect moment of acceptance of all that is, including myself.

A big sigh of relief. I did it! A smile that felt like the whole world had joined me in my nowness. No more shaking. No more tears. Just awestruck! That feeling is my idea of Freedom

To be there in that moment, feeling at peace and connected with all of life. No resistance. No mind chattering. No doubts. No expectations. Pure inner peace. My mind, body and soul are in complete alignment.

 

 

Freedom comes from within.

I could have stayed on the bank and never reached the ledge. No judgment.

I could have turned back halfway. Again no judgment.

I could have gone all the way and had the most amazing experience of my life.

Stop judging the doing and appreciate the Being. Just Be You.

Whether you sit on the bank or move forward, you have to be okay with your choice. Maybe try another day. Maybe you can choose one baby step every day toward your goal. Every time you step forward for yourself, you break an old rusty chain. It’s all success. It’s all progress Don’t compare to another. Some can run, some a steady pace, some of us may have to crawl and some just not ready yet. Freedom is accepting All of you wherever you may be.

At the end of the day, be okay with You and all your Beingness.

 

 

 

 

Be good to You.

Just Do You. No one else!

Be your amazing, incredible self and Soar to Your own inner heights.

 

Di πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are we broken? Do we need fixing?

 

 

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and ask…

Are we broken? Do we need fixing?

Are we like this teddy bear? Worn out and of no use?

We have had many people tell us for so long that we don’t measure up. That we are not good enough, skinny enough, pretty enough, clever enough, rich enough, worthy enough.

What do you think? Are they right?

Are we measuring up?

Measure up to who?

Measure up to what?

Parents?

Teachers?

Family?

Friends?

Culture?

Society?

Who gets to set the bar?

Who gets to do the measuring?

How can anyone measure another?

Why do we even need to be measured?

 

We are not the same.

We are not the same. Nor would we ever want to be.

I cannot be measured by you and your beliefs, dreams, experiences and you cannot be measured by mine.

Our lives are completely different.

 

 

One size does not fit all!

Each and every person is their own uniqueness. A rare gem that will never ever be seen again. A one of a kind beauty that makes this world the magnificent Art that it is.

 

Stop judging!

When we stop judging another for their differences, maybe, just maybe, we allow our lives to be enhanced.

Enough of shutting down a persons’s light. Blackening it, to the point they can’t even remember their own worth. How can we possibly benefit from that? And of course that includes ourselves as well.

So that brings me back to the question.

Are we broken? Do we need fixing?

Have we allowed ourselves to be dictated to. Have we allowed the words and actions from others to become our beliefs? To be controlled by judgmental beliefs of another. To believe in their judgements instead of working it out for ourselves. To listen to our own intelligence.

 

You matter!

You don’t need anyone to tell You how to be. Just choose to be.

Choose to be here. Decide to be whatever you want to be and go for it!

Start appreciating You!

Find ways every day to remind yourself of what is good in You. You know them! How you feel matters. What you think about yourself, totally matters.

Don’t leave it up to others to do it for you. Don’t wait on someone else’s schedule to fit you in. Don’t wait on others to tell you that you matter and you are worthy.

Do it yourself! You are with you 24/7. What better person can do it better than you can?

This quote from Sara Henderson says it all

“Don’t wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel. Stride down there and light the bloody thing yourself

Stop beating yourself up for past/ present choices. Stop comparing yourself to someone else, what they have, what they do or be.

Just stop!

Remember, You matter too! Stop believing others know better than you do. They are not You therefore they cannot know you better. Trust in yourself. Trust in your own inner voice. That most beautiful voice within, knows you, knows your rhythm, knows your unique beat, knows your special tune. Work it girlfriend!!!

Break that measuring stick!

Break that dam measuring stick!

Don’t measure yourself! Feel your heart beating for You. You are here for a reason. Not to be a follower but to become a leader of your own self. You are not here on this amazing Earth, to be SOMEONE ELSE!

You are not broken! And you don’t need fixing!

You just need to be loved, cared for, accepted exactly as you are, by Yourself first.

 

My own journey.

I haven’t got all the answers for myself. I’m learning as I go. But I am ready! I am ready to stand up and rise within myself.

To no longer shut myself down because of a seed of belief planted a long time ago that I was not good enough. It is no longer needed. And replace it with whatever you want. You are the carer of You. You decide what seeds you plant now. You decide what is best for you.

When you rise up. You uplift the world!

That’s how important you are!

That’s how precious you are!

That’s how beautiful you are!

Don’t let anyone tell you any different.

 

One last time!

And so I ask you one last time

ARE WE BROKEN? DO WE NEED FIXING?

Well that’s a big hell NO from me!

Your answer is your choice.

Be brilliant! Be You! Be the leader of yourself! Be happy!

I leave you with this quote from Bert Lance

“If it ain’t broke. Don’t fix it”

Thoughts today…Story tomorrow.

How many thoughts a day do we have?

Researchers say there are approximately 50,000 – 70,000 thoughts a day!

That’s a lot of thoughts. What a shame we’re not getting paid for every thought we have!

Photo byΒ Marco XuΒ onΒ Unsplash

 

Whether we know the correct number or not it definitely is showing us we think lots of thoughts daily.

According to some researchers 98% of our thoughts are exactly the same as the day before.

Talk about creatures of habit!

Thoughts today… Story tomorrow. Our thoughts today are creating our experience tomorrow. Same thoughts lead to same experience. This is definitely worth looking into a bit more.

If I’m going to be taking 98% of my thoughts today into tomorrow, then I better become aware of what thoughts I’m carrying around with me. Everywhere I go… So do my thoughts!

Are they helpful thoughts?

Do they uplift or tear down? (myself included)

Are these the thoughts I want to be experiencing tomorrow?

Do I want to hang out with these thoughts?

Do I need to entertain these thoughts or can I let them go?

So many questions come up. No doubt you have your own questions that come up too.

For me, knowing this information now has made me realise how important it is that I am aware of what thoughts I am thinking. If the thoughts make me feel happy and content then by all means continue, for they will be coming with me tomorrow.

If they are not, then well done, they are no longer running on autopilot. You are now aware of it and can make a conscious choice to keep it or let it go. Just know though, whatever you choose, will be going with you

We all are faced with that choice daily.

We are all leading in the same direction… To be happy.

 

 

Our happiness may look different from others but the feeling is very much the same.

 

I believe it is worth my attention to watch my thoughts for today, for they are my experiences tomorrow.

Thoughts today… Story tomorrow.

 

Di πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

Just Doing My Do – I’m Worth It!

photographer. Laura Marques

Photographer-Laura Marques.

Just Me, Doing My Do.

We all have a story or two to tell about our lives.

Some parts we love to share with memories of happiness and some stories we’d rather not repeat out loud or in our own hearts and mind.

Little did I realise, wherever I went, whatever I did, whoever I met, they meet My Story. Not the truth of who I was but the story I was taught I was.

It goes something like this… Hello, my name is My Story. Then basically everything is based on this one belief.

I Am Not Enough! I Am Not Enough! I Am Not Enough!

You get the gist of it. Well trained in the art of I am not enoughness!

Growing up, I didn’t realise I had pushed the repeat button on My Story and it stayed stuck for years!

No stopping and definitely no forwarding button. Just rewind and repeat!

This is my place of being just Me, and sharing the journey of changing My Story πŸ™‚

I have learned it all begins with my own thoughts. This was a new concept. And one I desired to explore more into.

 

Wake up and Do Your Do.

Regardless of the story we tell ourselves, it is absolutely possible to change the story that’s on repeat. We may not even know we are telling a false story from false information.

We have just believed the lies and nurtured them and made them grow.

Instead of a beautiful, colourful arrangements of fragrant flowers, we had grown unwanted, lifeless bunch of weeds!

We don’t know what we don’t know!

It’s all part of the learning, growing and awakening.

 

We have a choice!

Once we do awaken, then we are empowered to making choices. Conscious choices.

Now the fun begins πŸ™‚

Observe our thinking. Decide to replace any old thoughts that we no longer need or benefit us or continue as things are.

We have the choice!

For me now, I have chosen to tidy up My Story. Plant some beautiful seeds of loving self and others, forgiving and letting go, and ready to Wake Up and Do My Do πŸ™‚

Change My Story

 

I have had an amazing journey thus far. Learning, growing, expanding my awareness and changing the story I tell myself.

My hope is to encourage You to rewrite your story. Rewrite it in a way that makes you feel good about You.

Be gentle on yourself.

You have travelled life with these thoughts, beliefs, feelings (Your Story) for a lifetime, Up until Now.

One thought at a time.

One belief at a time.

One step at a time.

Be Free to Be You.

Explore the passions of Your heart.

Explore the truth of who You are.

Explore the gifts within Yourself.

By “Just Doing Your Do” you allow the story to rewrite itself.

 

Years later.

Years later, still learning, still discovering, still falling and still getting back up.

This learning is for a lifetime. We never graduate.

However, we do succeed every step of the way just by uncovering old thought patterns.

By choosing to change them if we desire.

By being okay with where we are at, in any given moment, and continue to explore.

The most amazing journey of our lives is the one that takes us within ourselves and makes us feel alive and passionate.

To be able to bring our own unique gifts to the table of life.

To Me, that is Me Doing My Do!

About Me

Hello everyone,

My name is Diane.

I am a mother of 4 very strong minded young ladies. Ages range from 13 – 35 years old. Growing up, we were taught to be quiet and not say a word. I admire my daughters as they did not adopt this teaching and speak quite openly and freely πŸ™‚

I am learning to do the same now. It’s part of my new story that I have chosen to tell. Need plenty of practice but I’m okay with that.

Life has taught me that all we really want in life is to be Happy. And I have adopted that as my life’s motto

“Find Your Happy,

Stay in Your Happy”

Happiness looks different for everyone but I am sure that the feeling of happiness is the same. That is all I want to explore in my lifetime. How to find it, how to keep it, how to share it and how to spread it around.

So this is my journey. A great start to sharing Happy is through this website. My hope is you can be encouraged to find Your Happy. πŸ™‚

Namaste.

 

 

Di πŸ™‚