INTERMISSION™: Flower Friday & Freebies
🌸 Our #FlowerFriday pick from the Flower Evolution deck for this week is one huge powerhouse of goodness! - MANDEVILLA-
(We've been talking about that a lot lately... #radicalacceptance)
Dissolves: Fear of loss, anger, anguish, or sadness as result of clinging, fear of abandonment or rejection
Magnifies: Deep appreciation of present moment, peace, patience and contentment, as well as freedom and creativity
Message: Fall in love with what is.
I am totally loving this flower and its powerful message! ❓Where or what in your life needs acceptance of what is? ❓How can you radically accept where you are and what is present in your life at this moment?
I find deep gratitude a good place to start.
The Mandevilla also looks a bit like a pinwheel which reminds us to be playful like a child.
And it has a beautiful orange and yellow center with a hint of green.
The colors of power centers (chakras) in our bodies that have to do with empowerment, creativity and love.
So accept what is from a place of loving gratitude and find power within to create.
Sounds pretty freaking awesome to me! How about you? 🤔
Remember we learn from one another so please let me know what you think and share your thoughts on the Mandevilla in the comments! Xo
And check out the freebies:
🙏 Immunity Body Boost Meditation
And my free
🙌 Soulful Life:Feel Better Fast masterclass
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™: 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™: 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 💙.
INTERMISSION™: High Vibe Emotions & Flower Friday
We're moving on up the emotional ladder with #kindness, #love and #peace.
🤗Kindness being a place where compassionate, interconnected action springs forth.
♥️Love as a way of being that facilitates healing and transforms life...empowering us and those around us.
✌️Peace being a state of no conflict, absence of negativity and inner quiet.
Love emanates from the heart.
The heart KNOWS.
The mind THINKS.
Tapping into the heart...the center of our being. The heart center is the bridge between our connection to a higher power and our earthly selves.
I envision this energy center as a brilliant green with a pink center similar to the #FlowerFriday card for today from @lotuswei Flower Evolution deck!
Hong Kong Orchid
Dissolves: holding back aspects of yourself and being hard on yourself
Magnifies: full expression on who you are, feeling comfortable with yourself, self-love + appreciation
Remember we learn from one another.... Xo
INTERMISSION™: The Blame Game
Raise your 🖐️ if you've ever participated in The Blame Game!
It's easy to play and before you know it, you're fired up and ready to rumble.
In David Hawkins book, Letting Go, he talks about blame being "the world's greatest excuse. It enables us to remain limited and small without feeling guilty. But there is a cost - the loss of our freedom." What does he mean by that?
Taking on the role of the victim whereby the other person is to blame robs you of your power... Your power to choose another approach or perspective and your power to move beyond the limiting beliefs that someone has to be to blame in the first place.
View this interaction, this moment where you're feeling victimized or triggered to go within. To see what's happening within you. 👀 Take a few breaths and ask yourself:
What am I feeling?
Why is this coming up?
Can I let this go?
You'll learn a lot and if you're able to let it go, you may save yourself some serious emotional energy that can be used elsewhere for some fun perhaps. ⚡
If you'd like to lean into Emotions a bit more, the
INTERMISSION™ Journal page bundle is ready for your journaling pleasure at KarmicKindness.com on the blog!
Stay tuned for more emotional real talk and please share with someone you love... We learn from one another.
INTERMISSION™: Taking 100% Responsibility
This may be a tough one for some of you...
Particularly if you're in a relationship whether it's romantic, friendly or professional where you feel someone is taking advantage of you or you're looking to him/her to give you a sense of peace or wholeness or security.
Most of us think of relationships as 50/50 propositions.
But Gay Hendricks says otherwise in his book The Big Leap.
You are 💯% responsible and they are 💯% responsible.
You might ask..."How the 'f' does that work because that adds up to 200%?" Well, that's because it's not about them.
It's about you.
You knowing that you have all you need within you already. That no person can "make" you feel whole or in some cases inadequate or secure.
It's knowing that you are perfect in your imperfection and are 100% okay with that.
That doesn't mean you don't take responsibility for your words or actions. It means that you don't NEED another person to say or do anything to create a feeling of peace within you.
Because you always have it. It's always there.
You simply need to access it.
And you access it by getting radically honest with yourself and then radically accepting yourself.
From this place you access that peaceful place withing and can take action that's in alignment with who you truly are and what you truly desire for yourself.
Would love to hear about a time in your life when you were radically honest and what you learned.
Remember we learn from one another.