INTERMISSION™: It's Okay to Not Know
A short, sweet and incredibly profound message this morning from Journey to the Heart by Melodie Beattie.
One line in particular really stood out. So much so that I read it twice!
"Sometimes the process of learning to trust, the process of going through an experience and coming to trust that we will ultimately discover our own truth, is more important than knowing." Whoa.
Discovering your own truth is one of the most powerful yet peaceful human experiences.
We learn from one another. Xo
INTERMISSION™: Making a Different Choice
He made me so angry. 😡
She hurt my feelings. 😞
They don't get it or me. 😩
Have you ever thought or said these statements?
At one time or another, I'd guess they've crossed your mind.
How many times have you fired off a retort from that place of pain only to realize that you overreacted and later ended up apologizing? 🖐️ Raising my hand.
It's easy to feel hurt and look to place the cause of that feeling on someone else but we are the ones responsible for how we feel.
If you feel pain, it's coming from a wound inside of you that needs attention, healing and nurturing.
You heal it by becoming aware that it's there, asking yourself some tough questions to gain a better understanding and when faced with a similar situation, you're then able to pause and make a different choice in the moment. (For a deeper dive on questions to ask yourself for a better understanding of what the pain is all about pop on over to my post... Compassionate Expression from May 19, 2020 on social or my blog at KarmicKindness.com.) It's important to realize this is a practice so don't beat yourself up if you remain on the same patterns of behavior for a bit before shifting out. It's taken many years to create so its gonna take a little time to unwind.
The beauty lies in the journey and what you learn along the way. 🦋
And if you need some strategies to assist your navigation process on your journey, check out my free 40 minute masterclass Soulful Life: Feel Better Fast available at
Remember, we learn from one another. I'd love to hear from you. Xo
INTERMISSION™: Ground Yo'self
Some of you may wonder wtf grounding actually is. 🤔
It's a practice to foster our earth connection... a way for any excess energy to flow into the earth while allowing the supportive, nurturing earth energy to flow up to us.
It's a beautiful practice that offers us relief from anxiety, discomfort, a feeling of being stuck or unfocused and not feeling emotionally supported.
We have energy centers on the bottoms of our feet and when we bring the soles of our feet to the earth, we are connecting into the energetic field of the earth 🌎
I shared a few techniques to release stuck energy and ground you quickly in the video...Check 'em out!
The Blow Out
I'd love to know what you think and if they helped!
We learn from one another. Xo
INTERMISSION™: Compassionate Expression
While I didn't completely agree at the time, I decided to pay closer attention to the words I chose and how those words came out of my mouth.
I even went so far as to record myself so I could hear whet the other person was hearing.
And dang, if they weren't right (sometimes)! 🕵️♀️ I'm now able to 'hear' myself in the moment better and often recognize when Witchy Amalia is in the house. And when I do, I immediately apologize and clarify what was intended.
I feel better and the other person feels better.
Other times, it's not even about what we said or how we said it, it's based more on the other person's wounds. Those places deep inside of them that have been hurt, abandoned or rejected. They feel like they're not enough and go straight into their pain.
💥 What was in the reality of the moment a seemingly small thing turns into an explosive reaction because all the pain and hurt from likely a lifetime has now come roaring to the surface.
If you're able to recognize what may have been said or how it was received by the other person and put yourself in their position, perhaps you'll find a bit of compassion there for you and them and be from there find a path to peace... And who knows, maybe even add a brick to the foundation of an even more solid relationship.
We learn from one another. Xo
INTERMISSION™: Relationship with Yourself First
You know what I mean? 🤔
I'd love to hear what you think of them and if there's anything else you'd like for me to talk about in the future...
We learn from one another! Xo
INTERMISSION™: The Beauty & Magic of a Single Flower
A flower that sits on a table in my home.
It was a gift from someone special so it holds even more meaning.
This single flower holds the magic and majesty of nature.🏵️ If you think about it, what did it take for that flower to grow?
Who planted the seed?
Who fed and watered it?
How many hours of sunlight were required for it to sprout, to grow, to bloom? 🌱
How many hands touched it before it made its way to me?
It's pretty profound to think of all the flowers that grow and do their thing without worry or anxiety or fear they're doing something wrong.
They know to grow and bloom.
We have the same ability. To surrender into who we're meant to be.
As Eckhart Tolle says in his book The Power of Now, "to relinquish inner resistance to what is."
And in The New Earth, to "appreciate something simple - a sight, a sound, a touch - when you see beauty, when you feel loving kindness toward another, sense the inner spaciousness that is the source and the background to that experience." then being is bliss.
Doesn't that feel easier?
Isn't that simpler?
We make it harder than it needs to be.
Look at a flower and take in its beauty, complexity and magic while feeling how easy it is to be exactly what you're meant to be when you surrender to what it, to who you are and allow life to unfold as it's meant to be.
(if even for a few minutes a day 😊)! Let me know what you think about the nature of flowers... We learn from one another. Xo
INTERMISSION™: Respond Instead of Reacting
How many of you tend to launch a defensive attack when you feel someone has wronged you? ✋ Um, yeah. Me too.
It was very much a part life when my marriage was falling apart.
He would say or do something that I perceived as an attack or caused pain within me and I'd react immediately from that place of pain which then led to a bigger conflict that was often left unresolved.
Had I taken a moment to breathe and look at WHY I was feeling what I was feeling and RESPOND from that place instead of reacting, I'd likely have seen that oftentimes it had little to do with him and more to do with a wound within me that needed some love and attention.
If we're able to see that relationships are our mirrors and make a conscious choice to take responsibility for how we respond in those moments when we're emotionally stirred up, we'd likely not escalate a small disagreement into an all out war! 🤯
Give it a try next time someone upsets you.
See if you're able to take a breath and respond instead of reacting from a place of pain inside yourself.
You may be pleasantly surprised how empowering it feels to change the pattern.
Let me know how it goes... We learn from one another. Xo
INTERMISSION™: Find Your Tribe & New Journal Bundles
🔥 Hot off the presses...new & improved INTERMISSION Journal Bundles with new prompts that will change how you approach your day/week!
And the card for the week is
from Wisdom of the Oracle deck by Colette Baron-Reid
My interpretation of The Tribe is about finding "your people" if you haven't already. People who are like minded but not necessarily the same.
There's beauty in having similar values and interests but there's equal value in learning from our differences too.
Finding your tribe gives you a sense of community and togetherness...of belonging.
As humans, we are wired for connection and belonging. We long for it.
If you've already found your tribe, can you reconnect or contribute in a different way?
Remember we learn from one another so get out out there and share with your tribe!