Align, Balance & Passion

I’d like to let you know about a blog by Inner Wilderness Guide, Dawn Kotzer, MKMCC. She writes about her three words for the new year and Chris Brogan’s practice of 3 words selection. Check out her website, have fun exploring her pages that are filled with Beauty, Wonder, Creative Insights and Gems. Feeling motivated by her post and fed up with my stagnant status, I finally return to blog about mine – stretching myself and getting comfortable with feeling uncomfortable. Thank you Dawn for the inspiration & positive example that you set.

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The body achieves what the mind believes.

My 3 words for 2019 are: Stretch. Ground. Sing!

I have a compulsive urge to always take things to another level, so I asked myself what essential oils did I associate with each word? It would have been every easy to just pick the box of Yoga Oils: Align, Anchor & Arise – but I tend to think outside of boxes, so I only chose one, ‘Align’ to pair with Stretch – Align promotes feelings of self acceptance, trust, and fluidity, encourages harmony and calm progress. ‘Balance’ because it’s literally the Grounding Blend and ‘Passion’ for Sing! because it is my passion numero uno and needs to be relocated to my front burner this year.

The words I chose are simple yet have multiple meanings. I am certain they will continue to show me how much more they can mean, as the year unfolds. Here’s what I’m starting with:

Stretch, because very literally, I need to stretch. My body NEEDS it. I can feel my muscles holding tension, staying knotting up, shortened, stressed – like I’m punishing myself for some bad choice. So, I will stretch, reach my toes, twist my waist and maybe even someday make it to a yoga class. I will also stretch my mind, explore new pathways, be open to new ideas and inspirations. I will stretch my boundaries and push myself beyond comfort zones. I will stretch out and relax when I need to & stretch beyond my norm to develop a practice with Centering Blend.   doTERRA Align features Bergamot, Coriander, Marjoram, Peppermint, Jasmine, and Rose essential oils. The combination supports you to trust in yourself and stay open to all possibilities. Jasmine and Rose are two oils associated with the Heart Chakra:Love – another area that admittedly needs some stretching and release.

IMG_3074Ground is basic, I need to stay grounded. Centered. Balanced. Working with the oil blend Balance or Grounding Blend is something I’ve been doing doing for years. I tend to alternate between diffusing Balance or Passion at work and will often put Balance around my ear lobes to hit as many nerve receptors as I can. This winter I’ve been chanting to myself, “I am grounded, I am centered,” as I’m traversing icy parking lots and frozen walkways, as I come and go. Ground for me also means feet on the ground – outside, in the sand, in the dirt – in Nature, ‘earthing’ – reconnecting to Pacha-mama – spending time with Faeries – disconnecting from electronics and earthly demands – seeking Higher Ground.

Sing! should have been my first word, but I’m still practicing taking it off the back burner. Singing is my favorite thing to do. It’s also the thing I do least, that I find hardest to allow myself time for. This year I am fully focused on making my desire to Sing, a request from my Soul that I will honor and dedicate time, energy and attention to. I’ll be spending time reflecting on the word ‘Sing!’ everyday. I’ll looking forward to being able to better Align myself with what I know I want to do and strike a Balance with keeping my feet on the Ground but my head in the Stars.

If you’re like me, you deny yourself what you most crave, your Heart’s desire, your Soul’s longing. Good news, is everyday, we get a chance to make it a priority. To can allow ourselves to put it first, make or find time for it & spend that time in pure Bliss, knowing it’s what we were born for. Grant yourself permission to connect with your Joy! Could you allow yourself 5 minutes to dedicate to your passion? Can you give yourself permission to take just one tiny, baby step? What’s one thing you can do, today? Stating your intention is a great place to start – write it down – make it real. How does it feel to see it in writing?

I hope you have fun discovering your 3 words and that you find yourself over the moon happy & blissed out with the insight and inspirations that they reveal to you during the year. I hope you continue to pour fuel on your creative fires & wildly chase after your dreams.

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Be sure to put your 3 words someplace that you can see them daily.

Let me know how it goes – or call on me if you need a coach to support you along your way.

Blessed be your Journey
x Robin

Share your 3 words in the comments – keep checking back in and let us know how they continue to work magic throughout the year.

Dream Big!!

Think-Big-web“Nothing limits achievement like small thinking; nothing expands possibilities like unleashed thinking.”

William Arthur Ward

 Perhaps one of the hardest things for us to do is Dream Big enough. It’s not so common that we make goals and don’t reach them, it’s that we fail to make goals or give our ideas credit enough to follow through with them. We get stuck within our ideas of what is possible, rather than, with the wonder and imagination of a Child ~ allowing ourselves to Dream beyond what we think is possible. The Law of Attraction does not grant wishes based on our tangible standards of Big, Small, Hard or Easy. It simply reacts to our thoughts and feelings and the vibrations that we send off. So, I invite you today: Give yourself permission to DREAM BIG & watch the possibilities expand!!

Believe it or not

Believe you can and you are halfway there.

“Whether you believe you can, or believe that you can’t, you are absolutely right.” Henry Ford

Use your Wings

Where do your thoughts take you? Do you Soar with them? Do you dare to Dream Big?

So often we are limited by our own thoughts. We clip their wings and limit our own imagination.

Today I invite you to step out of the cage. The door was never locked.

Spread your Wings. Inhale slowly. Feel the breeze of distant lands that beckon you to explore the vastness of your inner space. Dive Deep. Soar High. Exhale softly.

You can start where you are. Work with what you got.

Can you think of just one, ridiculously small step, that you can take in the direction of your Highest Ambition? (When do you think you could do that? Is it a small enough step? If you feel any resistance, make it smaller, sillier, more fun!)

You are NOT Alone. The fears and blocks you experience are felt by many a silent sufferer.

Still, You are watched over and cheered on from the Highest High! You are supported and encouraged by hosts of Angels unseen who celebrate your every breath.

Be gentle with yourself and honor the process. Recognize how far you have come. Give thanks for the challenges that have built your strengths. Look forward with optimism and hope; with the reassurance that you CAN accomplish anything you set your mind to. Your thoughts have Wings & so do you. Use them.

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I Believe you CAN fly

“There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask “What if I fall?”
Oh but my darling,
What if you fly?”
– Erin Hanson

Leap, and the net will appear.
– John Burroughs

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
– William Blake

“Whether You Believe You Can, or You Can’t, You are Right.
-Henry Ford

I Believe in YOU. Shine On!

Give Yourself Credit

When is the last time you patted yourself on the back?

Have you taken stock of all you have accomplished lately?

One of my personal favorite & perhaps most underused KMCC Tools is a Credit List or a TaDah! List.

Too often we stay in “go-mode” feeling like we aren’t getting anything done. (When we can enjoy the process, the product takes care of itself.) We think that we aren’t making any progress. Truth is: you are making great strides. Perhaps it is a struggle. (Your strength is inspiring to countless others.) Life can be frustrating and set-backs may seem devastating. They too shall pass. Hindsight allows us to see things more clearly. Itemizing what we have achieved allows us to stop, (take a deep breath in) reflect and gain confidence, reestablish motivation (exhale slowly) and take a well deserved break from our incessant doing. It can add fuel to our fire and remind us of what is important to us or highlight what may be keeping us from what we really want to be doing.

Do you have a pen and paper handy? Write down everything that you got done today. Can you keep going to include this week? Month? Year?

Waking up, leaving the comfort of your bed, getting kids to school, completing a full day’s work, loading the dishwasher and folding laundry counts!

Take a moment. Let your shoulders relax. Let your Guard down. You’re doing your best right? That’s enough.

You are enough. You do enough. You’re good enough.

Enough.

Enough with the self imposed pressures. Time for a sigh of relief. Time for a break. Time to give yourself credit.

Extra Credit: remember how fun it was to get an allowance as a child? A seemingly horrible chore earned you a few cents to put towards something that you cherished? Why not barter with yourself now? Could folding a load of laundry earn you 15 minutes of “ME” time? See if you can have fun with your chores! Then, give yourself Credit for ALL that you do. At the very least, take a bow & gracefully rise up, hands in the air & proclaim: Ta-Dah!!!

You ARE Amazing! Shine on!