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™: Flower Friday...Mixing Things Up
Mixing things up a bit by changing my video post frequency. ☺️
I'll be visiting you every weekday now and will be LIVE on Friday!! I'd love to know what time works best for you to join me live... Please leave a comment or DM me. 😁
I've got 2 Flower Friday cards for you this week from the @lotuswei Flower Evolution deck...
🌸 White Magnolia 🌸
Activates: spiritual fulfillment
Dissolves: negativity, darkness, extraneous thoughts and fears including fears about death
Magnifies: awakening, highest inspirations, deep peace, spiritual fulfillment, acceptance and ability yo sense divine in every moment
Message: You are divine.
💮 Black Bat Flower 💮
Activates: fierce compassion.
Dissolves: rational + irrational fears, paranoia, phobias, impurities + insecurities, physical and mental toxins, dread and worry
Magnifies: strength, confidence, fearlessness, ability + readiness to advocate for oneself and others, protection, firece compassion, protective anger, productive ferocity
Message: Advocate for yourself and others.
Pretty powerful flower duo for this week.
Screenshot these babies...held the cards up so you could get a good one 🤣.
Look at them daily as a reminder that you are divinely protected and able to advocate for yourself and others when needed.
You got this.
See you on Monday!
And please share if called to do so...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!
INTERMISSION™: Stoic Sunday Mother's Day Message :)
We wouldn't be here without ya!
For the first time ever I am not with my kiddos on this day. Feels so strange and a little sad.
BUT I also feel so incredibly blessed to be a mom to them and to be (virtually) surrounded by friends, family and clients whom I adore and who adore me! 💕
I don't usually get Mother's Day messages from many outside of my kids and maybe besties on this day but somehow my people know and have shown up for me today.
I am one lucky 🍀 grateful 🙏gal!
And in keeping with the Stoic Sunday theme, here are a few Stoic thoughts 💭 with mothers in mind:
🔸Get comfortable with discomfort.
This begins early on in pregnancy, labor/delivery, early childhood and keeps right on going into THEIR adulthood!
🔸Accept what you can't control.
At some point along the way you can't control who they hang out with, what interests they have or where they want to live so you might as well accept it and support them on whatever path they choose.
🔸Persevere with courage and without complaint.
Again, early on in their lives we're put in a position to do just that. The no complaint part may not be as readily seen (at least in my case 😂) but as moms we persevere and courageously do what needs to be done.
Whether you're a mom, dad or neither, these also apply to you but for different reasons obviously.
Where in your life have you had to persevere with courage or accept what you can't control?
INTERMISSION™: Love is Healing
I woke with NO inspiration for what to talk about!
I grabbed my coffee ☕ (because you know I can't even begin to think without it!) and decided to sit on my balcony and read for a bit hoping inspiration would come.
Nothing from the book inspired me BUT I was inspired to get the book Journey to the Heart off my bookshelf...turned to a page at random and there it was...inspiration!
The passage I shared today spoke of how we are all healers because we are able to and are love.
Love is Healing.
So no matter your profession, you are a healer. A healer of self and others by showing and expressing your love.
Accept who you are, where you are and go forth today in l❤️ve.
We learn from one another...share the 💙.