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INTERMISSION™: Wednesday Wisdom - Vulnerability & Stoicism

INTERMISSION™: Wednesday Wisdom - Vulnerability & Stoicism

INTERMISSION™: Wednesday Wisdom - Vulnerability & Stoicism

How about a little 
#stoicism with a side order of #vulnerability?

I usually do the relationship deep dive on Thursdays but it's been so in my awareness the last few days that it's now crept into my messages to you a day early.

This quote by Epicetus struck me as an interesting launching off point for today.... “Above all, keep a close watch on this — that you are never so tied to your former acquaintances and friends that you are pulled down to their level. If you don’t, you’ll be ruined. … You must choose whether to be loved by these friends and remain the same person, or to become a better person at the cost of those friends … if you try to have it both ways you will neither make progress nor keep what you once had.”
— Epictetus

Now, I realize the language is a bit harsh yet the essence of it is quite profound.

My interpretation is on our path of growth and evolution, there will be people that we may leave behind.
And that's OK.
They were in our lives for a reason and/or purpose that's now been fulfilled.

We're here to learn and to grow and to expand.

I'm not saying that everyone from your past needs to be let go of. Simply saying that the relationship dynamic with some in our lives may shift and change over time and that's A-OK.

Part of the discernment process of letting go depends on how safe you feel with them.
Are you able to be vulnerable?
Are you able to share your deepest fears and know they will remain?
Are you able to express your feelings and feel heard and loved?

If the answer is no to any of those questions, then it may be re-evaluation time.

Are there any relationships in your life that you feel you have to be someone you're not or put up a facade?

Be #radicallyhonest.
You'll be glad you did.
Because chances are, you didn't even realize how much energy this relationship was taking from you until it's gone.
And now you have that energy back to use for something that really lights up your heart and soul.

We learn from one another. Xo
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INTERMISSION™: Wednesday Wisdom with Marcus Aurelius

INTERMISSION™: Wednesday Wisdom with Marcus Aurelius

INTERMISSION™: Wednesday Wisdom with Marcus Aurelius

Shining a little light 🔦 on the wisdom of stoic philosopher and Roman emporer, Marcus Aurelius with today's 
#WednesdayWisdom.
Here are a few gems for you to ponder....
💎 "It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live." Don't stop living because of fear. 💎 "To live happily is an inward power of the Soul." You don't have to look very far to find happiness. It's already within you. 💎 "Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears." If you're able to see beyond what you perceive is an injury to you and receive it differently, you're then able to let it go and it no longer has any power over you. 👉 Please share with anyone you feel may benefit and I'd love to hear from you. We learn from one another. Xo
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INTERMISSION™: Monday Message & Week 11 Journal Pages

INTERMISSION™: Monday Message & Week 11 Journal Pages

INTERMISSION™: Monday Message & Week 11 Journal Pages

Creative and foundational energy this week... Are you ready??? Pulled cards from 
#WisdomoftheOracle and #CrystalSpirits decks by @colettebaron_reid! - NEW LIFE -
(protection)
Like just waking from a nap or coming out of our shell, we're stretching a bit but can't yet totally see where we're going. We know it's someplace new but aren't exactly sure what it looks like or how to get there yet we know we are Divinely supported and guided. - BRONZITE -
(protection)
Reminds us that we are indeed Divinely guided and supported and that we can trust ourselves in the process as well to know who we can trust to support us in the physical world because we are ultimately supported by a higher power.

Pretty powerful, optimistic and feel good start to the week!

We can create our own reality and change the world around us. Change begins with you. ❤️ And if you wanna learn and change and grow, start with a mini inner world chat thru journaling. Week 11 Journal Pages can be found on my blog at KarmicKindness.com.
We learn from one another. Xo
Please share ;)
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INTERMISSION™: Making a Different Choice

INTERMISSION™: Making a Different Choice

INTERMISSION™:

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
bit.ly/SLFeelBetterFast.

Remember, we learn from one another. I'd love to hear from you. Xo
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INTERMISSION™: Full Moon Flower Friday

INTERMISSION™: Full Moon Flower Friday

INTERMISSION™: Full Moon Flower Friday

🎑 It's a double duty kind of day with a 
#FullMoon AND #FlowerFriday! 🌺

If you wanna play in the Vedic star pool, the #fullmoon is in Scorpio. ♏ -If you feel more comfortable in the tropical, pop on over to @goldenotterdivinations for Autumn Seibel's moon magic!- 🌝 This Full Moon in Scorpio encourages us to take a look at the secretive sides of us. What's in harmony with our dreams and desires and what's not.
It's also in an area of the sky that has to do with authority. The authority we have over others and others over us.

This isn't the most beneficial time to start something new in the material/physical world; however, if you're making a change of a spiritual nature, the outcome may be positive.

Mantra: Om Indraya Namah (Huge gratitude to James Kelleher for his breadth of Vedic astrological knowledge!
Much of what I've shared comes from his wisdom.) 🙏

FLOWER FRIDAY card of the day from @lotuswei Flower Evolution deck....
🌺 ROYAL POINCIANA 🌺
Activates: Conviction

Dissolves: shyness, unworthiness, shame, lack of motivation

Magnifies: clarity, decisiveness, asking for what you want, thinking big

Message: Ask for what you want.

It's a powerhouse flower this week and a powerful full moon eclipse. Take full advantage of this energy to shine a light on those dark spaces that you've kept hidden. See what you can clear out and change going forward. Feel into where there's an imbalance with you and authority figures or vice versa.

It's time for harmony.
Doesn't that sound nice??? We learn from one another. Xo
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