Self Care Sunday – Transformations

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I was feeling called to write about transitions and transformations today and remembered the Butterfly Story (below).  I heard it for the first time almost 20 years ago. I remember I was going through a particularly rough transition and a friend thought the story would help me find some comfort. It was through this story I learned the value of the “struggle” during the transformation process. Please take a moment and read this beautiful story:

Butterfly StoryThe transformation process can straight up suck at times. It’s hard to go through the sticky and uncomfortable transitions that move us from one chapter of life to another. I remember years ago I would get stressed out and depressed during these difficult times. As I’ve matured and gained wisdom, I grown to understand sometimes the struggle, the sticky uncomfortableness, is just part of the transformation process. The struggle doesn’t last forever. At least, it’s not suppose to last forever.  From my experience, we can sometimes prolong our struggle when we are resisting the change, holding on too tight or too long or refusing to see the truth in some way.

Transformations

Transitions are exciting and scary. It’s exciting to think of a new beginning.  It’s scary to think of how life will change, what will be different and what we will let go as part of the process. I found the only way to get through the difficult transitions is to stay grounded in the awareness that I was brought to this moment for a reason. I’ve learned to keep myself grounded in knowing everything will work for my highest good and sometimes things aren’t going to work out quite the way I’ve been envisioning them.  I guess what I am trying to say is I’ve learned to let go and just trust that I will be ok in the end.

If you are going through a transition or a transformation process, please know you will be just fine. Everything will work out for your highest good, you will once again be happy but you may need to go through some crap before you get the other side. Ground yourself in knowing everything is always working out for your highest good and you will be just fine in the end.

As for myself, I remind myself to keep my hand open so I don’t hold on too tight; reminding myself that it is only by having open hands can I receive goodness and let love flow through me to others. The open hand is also an open heart. It symbolizes that I am open to receiving; I am open to all things that are good for me.

Are your hands open and ready receive all the goods things you deserve? If not, what can you let go so your hands are open and ready to grab hold of something good when it comes your way?

Since I am sharing some of my older poetry during the month of June, I am going to sneak one in on this  Self Care Sunday post. I wrote the below poem in 2013 during a difficult transition after I finally realized that letting go was the only way to move forward.

I Opened My Hand And Let Go
In opening
My hand
I let go
Of everything
I tried
To hold on to
Too tightly
Reminding myself
Where
I was
What
I overcame
Who
I am now
Changed
Forever
By the wave
That swept
Through my life
Innocently
It started
As a ripple
As one
Decision
Lead to another
And pulled
Me down
To the very
Bottom
Of my soul
To find
Authenticity
For the first time
Traveling down this
Rocky road
To peace
“Stop”
My mind
Shouted
“Go back”
My heart pounded
“This is too hard”
My body wept
“I can’t”
A small little voice
Deep within
Proclaimed
“I must”
Asserted
My soul
Not knowing
Exactly what
I was choosing
Only knowing
Life was forcing
Me to start over
I can’t remember
Consciously
Making the choice
I don’t remember
Saying
“Yes”
I can’t reflect
On the exact
Moment
It happened
It happened
Every day
With every
Choice
Letting go
One day
Holding on
The next
Having faith
Meaningful things
In my life
Will remain
Trusting what is
Rightfully mine
Will return
I opened
My hand
And let go
Finally
I see
The very best
Of me
For the
First time
I accept
I am powerful
Confidently
I stand
With tears
In my eyes
Because I
Finally
Set myself
Free
In knowing myself
I let go
By Trusting
Myself more
Than listening
To the advice
Of others
I finally found
My peace
Because
I let go
Of who
I was
And who
They wanted
Me to be
I timidly
Courageously
Started walking
My road
To peace
Through
The valley of
Of self-love
And
To the mountaintop
Of self-acceptance
I found
Happiness
Within
No longer
Needing
Validation or approval
From others
I pinned my
Happiness
To the beat of
My very own
Heart
Simply
Because
I opened
My hand
And let go

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Everything is always working out for my highest good 💙🦋

Loving Kindness Prayer💙
May you be safe
May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved

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#FlashbackFriday ~ Blue Love Poetry (Repost)

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Morning Fantasy – Blue Love Love Poetry
I woke up
This morning
Thinking of you
My breasts
Were full of excitement
My nipples were erect
As if waiting
For the softness of
Your lips
How I want you
To kiss my breasts
I woke up
This morning
Thinking of you
I am
Still wet from the dream
I had about you
Last night
I am
Still moist with passion
Wanting your mouth
To taste the juice
That stirs for you
Between my legs

I want you to
Nourish yourself
With my body

I woke up
This morning
Thinking about you
My knees
Ready to spread
Wide open
For you to slide
Between my legs
And free your desire
Within me

I feel my desire
For you
With my fingers
Wet for you
The slow rhythmic movements
Of my hips
Calling your name
Whispering your name

In each orgasm
Did you hear me
Moan your name?
You were inside of me
With every thrust
I want you more
With every delightful
Thought of you
My legs call your name
Did you feel
My orgasm?
I was touching myself
While you were touching me
In my morning fantasy
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Everything is always working out for my highest good 💙🦋

Loving Kindness Prayer💙
May you be safe
May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved

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NOTE:  Coming in hot today with this one 🔥🔥😈 Today’s Blue Love poem is a #FlashbackFriday post from September 15, 2013. Apparently I woke up frisky and thinking about him 🔥💙🥰 This was the early stage of our flirtation. We were both cautious with expressing our growing mutual admiration. (We had to be). Since I couldn’t openly express it, I wrote about it in my poetry. I enjoyed putting my feelings for him and fantasies about him into words. Our spicy sexual attraction inspired many fantasies and lots of poems. #Grateful

Blue Persuasion ~ Blue Love Poetry (repost)


Blue Persausion ~ Blue Love Poetry
I could almost
Hear the sound
Of your heart beating
In the faint distance
I thought
I was imagining it
But I kept hearing you
My ear tuned into
The familiar rhythm
My chest swelled
With excitement
As it grew louder
I followed it
As the beat
Of your heart grew near
My nipples hardened
By your energy
I could feel it
I could feel you
With each step
You spiraled my thoughts
Until you were
Wrapped around my desires
Taking them as your own
At that moment
Eye to eye
I tripped and now
I’m somewhere lost
On the island
Of your crystal blue eyes
I’m lying under the sun
Eating the fruit
You feed me
With your fingers
Lying here
I feel at home
As I set my compass
To the coordinates
Of our spiritual connection
The longitude of your cock
To the latitude of my hips
Relaxing in preparation for
Your entry
I feed off the bounty
Of your affections
Blazing into my soul
I drink from the lake
Of encouragement
You give me
In our gentle exchanges
I’m lying somewhere
In the grass
Lost
On the island of
Your crystal blue eyes
Closing my eyes
For a moment
To rest on the
Warmth of your chest
As you float
Into my dreams
As if to reassure me
That I am safe and protected
I am welcomed
Into your heart
I am invited to
Dance with you
In the moonlight
On the island
Of your crystal blue eyes
As the rays of love
Rain down on us
The moon whispers
To the Sun
At daybreak
Songs of
Hope and joy
What was once lost
Is now found
On the island
Of your crystal blue eyes
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Everything is always working out for my highest good 💙🦋

Loving Kindness Prayer💙
May you be safe
May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved

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Note:
I originally wrote and published this poem on October 19, 2015. After I read it, I remembered Blue Love had be away on travel and I was not expecting to see him. I was so happy to be surprised when he appeared in front of me. (I love surprises; especially when they come with beautiful blue eyes and make me horny) 🔥🥰😈My heart raced whenever I was near him; It still does 😍As much as it embarrasses me a bit that he can tell my heart is beating out my chest and he can see that I still get nervous – it’s also quite exhilarating to feel that way. That’s what being alive is all about, right?💙 Who doesn’t want to be around someone who makes them a little insane with arousal and lust?😍💙 There is one big difference today from back then – that is – I am no longer wearing a mask with him. I am no longer trying to hide anything from him. I am comfortable with my vulnerability in his hands. I am a safe with him.

Just a reminder – June 2019 is dedicated to my Blue Love Poetry on this blog. I will be sharing some of my favorites from my Blue Love Poetry Collection. I will also be writing some new stuff as inspired. My next poem will be posted on Friday – it will be a #FlashbackFriday poem. Also, please look for a my regular Self Care Sunday post where I will discuss a self care topics and my book project.

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Susperia ~ Mia Tavonatti
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Your Aphrodite ~ Blue Love Poetry

Your Aphrodite ~ Blue Love Poetry
I spoke
To you
In the language
Of lust and desire
As my
Hips moved
To rhythm
Of your heartbeat
That I heard
In my heart
The moment
I saw your face
It’s not really
What we do
Together
That matters
It’s that
You are near me
Your energy is
Close enough
For me to sense you
I sense
Your energy
Nourishing
My inner Goddess
Into your
Aphrodite
I sense
The erotic
Fantasies locked
In your mind
As you watch me
Moving near you
Feeling you
Pull the desire
From your
Eyes into my words
You were
Close enough
To me
That I could not doubt
My intuition
I could only
Smile
And radiate
The love I felt in
Your beautiful blue eyes
I was
Affirmed that
My intuition
Sensed you correctly
You were
Back in my realm
Only briefly
Yet
You nurtured
My faith
In our connection
And nourished
The bond quietly
Growing between us
Never needing
Many words
We say more
Eye to eye
With each other
Than some
Men and women say
In full conversations
In my glance
You know
My body started
Burning with
Erotic desire
The moment
I saw your face
As your voice
Wet my lips
With ready desire
In anticipation
Of the moment
Your hand
Is between my legs
As I feel
The hardness
Of your lust
For me
Yes
Of all the roles
I may play
In your life
I most enjoy
Being your
Aphrodite
Your
Goddess
Of love and
sexual desire
Until you are
Permanently
In my arms
Connect
Your psychic energy
To mine
And join me
In our realm
Where you are
My Muse
My God
And I am
Your lover
Your friend
And
Most importantly
Your Aphrodite
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NOTE: The art on this post is Birth Of Venus by William Adolphe-Bouguereau(1879). In Greek Mythology, Aphrodite is the Goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and desire. She goes by the name Venus in Roman Mythology.I like Greek & Roman Mythology and would like to write more poetry using that imagery.

I always liked this poem. I originally wrote & published this poem for Blue Love on December 22, 2016. I have a thing for 222; so I am reposting it as part of June’s tribute to Blue Love 😘✌️💙✨🦋

Self Care Sunday ~ The Long Game

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This past week has somewhat been about repositioning myself for the Long Game.  

I started my book writing course on Monday.  This will be a huge project. I am not completely sure I am ready for it. That’s why this six month course is good because it gradually builds each week and is opening my awareness to different ways to approach it.  It helps to take one bite at a time and build up momentum.  I am a little ahead of some folks because I’ve been writing regularly for ten years.  For me, it will be more about focusing on having the discipline to write on specific topics and setting a schedule rather than being free form.  I think there is good a shot I will be going thorough old blogs to pull text and content as I move forward.  

Have you taken on any big projects lately? How are you managing it?  

To move forward with my book writing project, I had to change some stuff.  First, books are normally turned into publishers in Word Documents.  I’ve been using an Apple iPad Pro tablet with wireless keyboard for the last two years. It does not have Word. It is also difficult to update my website with the touch screen and the wireless keyboard constantly switches modes as I type.  I came to acceptance that I need an actual laptop with Microsoft Office but I am also an Apply Loyalist.  On Friday, I traded in my Apple iPad Pro for this pretty Rose Gold Apple MacBook Air 13″ with Microsoft Office. It’s an adjustment but it has a lot more functionality than I had with the iPad Pro. I was recently able to reduce my cell phone bill by $100/month so I felt comfortable financing the balance for 12 months rather than using my cash. Also, I need to conserve cash in case there is a government shutdown in October 🤣

MacBook Air Rose Gold

I will eventually start using my this website to discuss my book.  With this in mind, I decided I need to remove my personal politics from this website. If you read my blog regularly, you know I am Democrat. The current Administration is pushing me further left.  You also know I have my Twitter feed in the right side bar.  Since 2017, my Twitter account has been taken over by my rage at the current Administration and it doesn’t belong on this blog anymore. Removing it from this site will also protect me professionally – in my day job – just in case someone finds this site. I want this site to be focused on writing, leadership and holistic wellness. With that in mind, I set up another Twitter account to go with this blog; it will feature topics such as holistic wellness, leadership, self care, personal growth and spiritual awakening.  That twitter account is now in the right side bar.  If you want to follow my rage against the Administration Twitter account, you will need to do so on Twitter by following @HighestGoodLife.  

How are you positioning yourself for future?

On the Career front, I am in the running for three different promotions. One of them really interests me – dare I say, excites me.  I am not used to saying the word “excited” when talking about my career with this “company” but this particular opportunity is EXCITING.  I can’t really say the details yet but I did have a couple of meetings this week.  It’s looking highly likely it will happen but nothing is buttoned up yet. The hiring manager had to work on some logistics. Here a truth about me not everyone knows – I am all about the LONG GAME – meaning I am strategic. I am willing to take a set back, a loss and make sacrifices along the way to ultimately win in the long run. It seems taking a step back and letting things play out a bit worked out for my benefit in this situation.  Sometimes to win the BIG game, you have take small loses and setbacks as well as have the patience to let things play out in Divine Timing.   

Do you play the Long Game?  Can you be patient and trust that things will bloom in the future?

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This week I had the opportunity to be brave and vulnerable with someone I care about.  I almost chickened out but after giving it a lot of thought and listening to my intuition, I knew it was the right thing to do – for both of us.  In the past, I would internalize my feelings and make myself sick. Even worse, I would do things that put me in potentially awkward/uncomfortable situations and I often ended up regretting it.  I won’t do it anymore – not even for him.  That’s not good self care. However, I care very much for him and it was important to me that he understood my “why”.  To ensure I was authentic with him, I had to be vulnerable and show him my truth.  There was no other way. If nothing else, he saw I will also be honest and truthful with him. That is authenticity.  It felt good be vulnerable with him and I do trust him with my vulnerability. I was proud of myself for having the courage to do it. I was also thankful for his understanding response.  I really am just trying to practice good self care and also honor him by protecting him and our wonderful “connection”. 

When was the last time you were vulnerable and showed your authentic self to someone you love?


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Physically, I am having some challenges this week.  I’ve been so dang tired all week long.  My ears are constantly filled up – probably by allergies. I did go to the doc and he told me it’s not infection but told me to take Mucinex, Flonase and Sudafed until to breaks up.  It’s wearing me out.  I also have been cold and have had some muscle pains this week and I found out I still have a Vitamin D deficiency so I had to increase my daily intake to 5,000 for three months and get retested.  I am writing this on Saturday morning and will be planning to stay home all day in warm slippers, comfy clothes, a blanket, movies and with my new laptop all day.  I am not going anywhere today – even if it is a beach day. I just can’t do it today.  It’s all about rest and physical self care.  Sometime we have to adjust our lifestyle to take care of ourselves.

Are you willing adjust your lifestyle to be healthy and practice Self Care?

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Loving Kindness Prayer💙
May you be safe
May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved
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Flash Back Friday – My First Blue Love Poem

Spark Of A New Desire ~ Blue Love Poetry
Two minds
One fantasy
Connected
In lust
But
Remaining
Silent
As if
Testing
The waters
Of chemistry
Unsure
If we
Should we
Act out our
Desires
Should we
Open
The door
To mutual
Attraction
And invite
Flirtation
To bring
Our bodies
Together
Should we
Allow our
Eyes to meet
And linger
In this moment of
Conflicted self awareness
Logic speaks
To obstacles
Energy passing
Between us
Begs to entwine
Our arms
Our lips
Our bodies
Connect our minds
And
Take this ride
Of romance
Lust
Without knowing
If it is prudent
Because it
Lacks convenience
Yet
Lives in
My mind
And stirs
My body
By your mere
Glance at my breasts
You set me on fire
With just your eyes
The spark
Of new desire
Ignites me
Juices Flow and
Brings life
To my creativity
You are invited to
Create with me
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NOTE As promised, I will be sharing poetry from my Blue Love Poetry Collection throughout the whole month of June as special gift for someone I care about. Instead of writing all new poetry this month, I will share poetry I wrote in over years. I will also sprinkle in some new stuff as we go along.

In honor of Flash Back Friday, today’s poem is the very first poem I wrote for Blue Love. It was written on March 19, 2013. Blue Love and I knew each other. However, one day something changed. We started looking at each other differently. This poem was an acknowledgement of the unexpected spark of desire that he ignited within me. It was a way for me to express what I felt when he looked at me. It was a way for me to say he aroused me.

As we approach an ending of sorts, I find my peace in knowing I love him unconditionally. I find peace in our “connection”. I have no idea what the future holds for us. Perhaps this is an actual ending or maybe it’s a beginning of sorts. Who knows… All I know is I want to do right by both of us. I want to protect and honor him as well as take care of myself. The best way for me to honor myself as well as take care of him was for me to be vulnerable and show him my authentic truth directly. Honestly, it was quite liberating to just to let it out.

My next post will be on Self Care Sunday. Those posts are always scheduled to release at 11:00pm on Saturday nights. Then I will post a couple poems during the week.

I offer the Loving Kindness Prayer for Blue Love…

The Loving Kindness Prayer

May you be safe
May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved

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Misty Eyed ~ Blue Love Poetry

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Misty-Eyed ~ Blue Love Poetry

It was today
As I was going
About my day
I felt
The swell of emotions
That I have
For you
I got misty
Thinking of you
My heart swelled
As I quietly said
Your name
And remembered
Nervously standing
Before you
Looking into
Your beautiful eyes
Knowing you could see me
You could see
How I felt
For you
You could see
My desire, affection and lust
For you

My feelings
For you
Have matured with time
They’ve deepened
In our separation
And have become
More authentic
As I’ve healed
Emotionally from past traumas,
I’ve grown up,
It’s in this new space
Within my heart and soul
I feel the most alive
Alive with love

I am not really sure
Where the road
Takes us next
I don’t know
If this is where
Our paths separate forever
God, I hope
You stay in my life
I love you
I know that my love
For you is
Deep enough
To lovingly hold you
In my arms
Without any words
Yet it is mature enough
To set you free
If this is your time
To find yourself
In a new world
I now love myself
Enough to let you go
With grace
But please
Let me hold you
To feel your
Energy touch mine

I got a little
Misty-eyed
Thinking of you today
And I am not afraid
For you to know
Because I am grounded
In my vulnerability
It’s out of my
Self love
That I can
Show you
Unconditional love
Yes,
I am ready to go
On this ride
With you where ever
It takes me
Even if
It takes us down
Different paths and
You choose to
Let go of us forever
I love you enough
To be a good friend
To you as well as
Take care of myself
I am proud of myself
For opening
My heart to loving you
Unconditionally loving you

Please know, my friend,
The path we’ve shared
In recent years
Contributed to me
Becoming the woman
I am today
Loving you
Helped me learn
How to love myself
Opening my heart
To you
Showed me how
To open to my truth
Yes,
I became misty eyed today
Because
Today
I knew I truly
Loved you unconditionally
I knew I’ve grown
It was today
I quietly said
A prayer
I thanked God
For showing me
How to love
Through you
It was today
I thanked God
For you and
It made me
Misty Eyed
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Everything is always working out for my highest good 💙🦋

NOTE: I have a feeling this is just the beginning of Blue Love poems this month. I will make an effort to write some raunchy sex poems too to keep thing spicy 🔥♥️ #nogoodbyes

Loving Kindness Prayer💙
May you be safe
May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved
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Self Care Sunday – Finding Yourself is Remembering Yourself

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The intention of my Self Care Sunday posts is to shine a light on a path of self-discovery for the readers. I hope readers are inspired to reflect on the topics I discuss and use those reflections for self-exploration.

I believe self-exploration, self-knowledge, is the key to finding true inner peace, contentment and happiness.  I believe living in authenticity (truth) and being honest about your needs, wants and desires is a powerful change agent and can spark personal and spiritual growth. Self-Knowledge grounds us in our authentic personal power.

But how does anyone really understand their self and explore their own path to inner peace, contentment and happiness if they are always surrounded by “noise”? How can we tune into our inner wisdom if we are blinded by external expectations, duties, obligations and perhaps even a little afraid to change? So many of us walk around unfulfilled because we are living someone else’s truth or we are living in our past glory instead of embracing reality as it is today. Things change, people change, relationships change and so must we surrender to the truth and change. It’s been my experience, we keep ourselves busy, we stay in constant motion, so we don’t have time to look or feel the sticky uncomfortableness of our discontentment. Believe me I’ve been there. The below meme accurately depicts me trying to block out the truth in my life 😂 #NotTodayBitch

Not today bitch quote

In my experience, I only started to hear my own inner voice when I separated myself from the noise that surrounded me. It was in the quiet moments my intuition spoke to me. My inner voice started speaking so loud that I could no longer ignore it. I knew I had to change my life no matter how much it cost me. I was choosing to walk the path to happiness even it meant I lost everything or everyone in my life. I just couldn’t live like that anymore. I just didn’t give a crap anymore. I was going to be happy!

Once I let go, I could see I was walking around half alive but mostly unfulfilled everywhere; that was no way to go through life. Once I broke free I could clearly see that I was unfulfilled and unhappy because I let my duty and obligations to family, jobs and other relationships override my relationship with myself. I didn’t honor our own needs, wants and desires. Heck, I didn’t know what my needs, wants and desires were at that time. I had to give myself time and space to sit with the sticky discontentment in my life and listen to my soul’s guidance to figure it all out. I finally saw that I was living out of alignment with my truth most of life. I can tell you for sure no one has ever found fulfillment living out of alignment of their truth.

I since learned how to honor my needs, wants and desires. I’ve learned how to take care of myself holistically. I’ve learned I am a powerful creator but mostly I’ve learned who I truly am after I wipe off the mask I wear every day. I can honestly say I love and accept myself now. I am authentically Linda now and that level of self-awareness is true authentic personal power.

Authenticity quote

At this time, I encourage you to take some time to focus only on yourself. Not matter what anyone tells you, honoring your needs is not selfish. Folks my judge you; they may say you’ve changed. They won’t be able to manipulate you anymore once you see the truth. That’s good. You are allowed to change. I encourage you to fill your cup up first, then pour from your full cup to help others.

I give you permission to rest, heal, try new things and disconnect from the world if you need to for a while. I encourage you to set boundaries, distance yourself from unhealthy relationships, embrace new beginnings and ground yourself in self-knowledge. I say to you LOVE yourself as much as you love others. LOVE yourself unconditionally. Instead of finding yourself, I encourage you to remember who you were before duties, obligations and expectations told who to be.

Over the next few days, I’d like you to reflect upon these questions:

How can I love myself today? How can I honor my needs, wants and desires TODAY?

Then allow yourself the space to hear the answers from within. Let your authentic self speak to you in the quiet moments.  Tune into your inner wisdom.

All of your answers are within you!

I honor those of you who are brave enough to live authentically and allow yourself to see the truth in your life. I honor those of you who are courageously letting go of all you’ve known for most of your life to explore new paths to happiness.  I honor those, like me, who chose to answer the call to “wake up” to the truth in your life. I honor, celebrate and wish all of you brave individuals the ride of a lifetime as you reach for your highest good.

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As for what’s going on with me, I start a Book Writing course on Monday and I am still working through interview process for two different promotions at work. I will share that a potential 3rd option was presented to me on Thursday 😂👏👏It is so gigantic and exciting that I shouted “SHUT UP! O-M-G!” while talking to a GM on the phone. She was cracking up! Folks down the hall heard me and laughed. They had no idea why I was so excited – I can’t tell anyone the details yet – but trust me – if the 3rd option happens, it will be a dream come true for me. It will mean the seeds of a vision I planted last year while on a temporary assignment bloomed. Wish me luck because this would not only blow the other two opportunities out of the water but it will also make the decision process a heck of a lot easier for me. I should know for sure next week🤞The Universe is AMAZING! #Grateful

One last note about embracing change – I walked into the hair salon on Friday to get my greys and dark chocolate roots touched up but I unexpectedly walked out a GINGER 😂 I was told it suits my firey and passionate personality 🔥😂 I may delete the photo in a week or two to protect my privacy but I did want to share that somehow I became a redhead without really planning to do so and it’s all good 😂🔥✌️#GingersDoItBetter 🔥😂💙

Ginger hair color

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May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved
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Self Care Sunday – Reflection On Growth

Holistic Wellness quotesI enjoy writing these Self Care Sunday posts about Holistic wellness. I like exploring the balance of body, mind & spirit including personal and spiritual growth. I also enjoy writing these post because I’ve been through some shit in my life. If what I’ve learned and experienced is beneficial to others, than my suffering was for a higher purpose. I hope you, the reader, can reflect on how I manage my holistic wellness and look for ways to find that balance in your own life. My intention is to offer points of reflection for you. To be clear, I do not intend my posts to be “advice”. The ultimate goal of every Self Care Sunday post I write is to encourage you to find your own truth. My truth is not your truth. I hope to inspire you to fearlessly dive into your own soul and find your authentic truth and power. I hope to encourage you to trust their own intuition. No one knows you better than you know yourself. I don’t have your answers. All the answers you need are within you. I am just here writing these posts to help shine the light towards the path of self discovery for you. Take what resonants with you from my posts; leave what doesn’t.

Intuition quote

I’ve had a few experiences this week that gave me an opportunity to pause to be proud of myself and my growth in recent years. First, I had a check-up with my Cardiologist. I have a congenital arrhythmia that is monitored because every once in while it goes haywire. The last time I was completely out of rhythm was 2010. I ended up at the hospital soaking wet with sweat and a heart rate circling from 150bpm down to under 40bpm all day long. I also found out then I had a Fatty Liver. I walked out of the hospital with two heart medicines, a 21 day heart monitor and an appointment with a Liver Specialist. Well, the Liver Specialist really kept things real – brutal almost 😂 He told me that unless I made some hard choices, that I would not live to be 50 years old. It took me another year to surrender but I eventually let go and made a choice to change my life.

On Monday, my Cardiologist told me I’ve officially kept off 45 pounds for 7 years. I don’t smoke or drink. My blood work is perfect. My liver is completely healed. (I can tolerate a glass of red wine once in while 😉). My Cardiac Risk Assessment went from HIGHLY likely to have a heart attack or stroke to almost NO RISK. It is now under 2%. My Cardiologist told me he can’t even see my arrhythmia on my EKG anymore. Let that sink in… the arrhythmia I was born with is no longer visible on my EKG ✨♥️ It’s completely gone. My heart rhythm is completely normal. He congratulated me on being a rare patient whose risk has gone down instead of up as I aged into my 50s. It’s all because I took control of my habits, my life and my health. I am very proud of myself 😊💙 ✨If you want to do your own Cardiac Risk Assessment, follow the link to American College of Cardiologist Risk Assessment Site.

ACC Cardiac Risk Tool

http://tools.acc.org/ASCVD-Risk-Estimator-Plus/#!/calculate/estimate/

The second reason I am proud of myself is that I found out last week I made the selection “lists” for both of the promotions I applied for earlier in the month. I already had one unofficial conversation; it looks pretty promising that I could be staying in my current organization with a promotion. I have an interesting spiritual take on this. If I get the promotion in my current organization, I will be working for the same manager I felt held me back from promotions a few years ago. Spiritually it’s like going back to that group and working for her again will close that Karmic loop. It will make things right spiritually between us – a growth cycle will be completed for both of us. That feels like the right choice for me. I am also really happy and proud of myself that I chose the do the 14 month temporary assignment I did last year. People doubted my intentions for doing it. People kept asking if I was sure and wondering if I was making the right choice leaving the organization for that long. I always knew in my heart it was the right choice for me AT THAT TIME. I am proud of myself for listening to my own wisdom and trusting my own intuition. That experience was very beneficial to my personal and professional growth.

As I’ve grow personally and spiritually, I’ve become more open to seeing things differently. Having this new awareness and clarity in life is both wonderful and terrifying at the same time. Seeing truth that is in direct contradiction to what I’ve been trying to tell myself for years is stressful but is also the most transformative experience I’ve ever had. Often the truth of what we’ve accepted and settled in our lives hurts but it is also sitting with that pain and living in that truth that gives us the ability to break paradigms in our life. It gives us the ability to become limitless in our ability to grow into better versions of ourself. When our awareness is opened and we start living in truth, our whole life changes; it has to change because the foundation of who we are internally shifted.

I’ve learned the longer we “hang in there” and resist the signs of change in our lives, the more stressful transitions will be. We may even miss opportunities the Universe has been laying before us because we are resisting instead of surrendering to change. I’ve learned it’s good to reflect on the past to glean wisdom and learn lessons but it’s not good to dwell too long on mistakes or missed opportunities. Ultimately, every experience we have contributes to making us into who we are today. Instead of being filled with regret from the past, focus that energy on creating something new today. You are always exactly where you are meant to be.

Divine Timing quote

I have had to let go of a lot in my life. I’ve said a lot of goodbyes to people I’ve loved. It has been on my mind a lot this week because Blue Love is transitioning to a new chapter of his life in the next month. I am extremely happy and excited for him. In my mind, I am hoping it’s not “good-bye” for us, I hope it’s “see you down road!” This is how I know I’ve grown in the last two years… Instead of holding on too tight to him out of attachment, I want him to be free out of love. I hope he takes time to rest, enjoy life and find his own truth. I want this for him because I truly love him. I love him unconditionally. I want him to be the fullest expression of God’s perfect love that he was intended to be.

Blue Love Haiku #1

My wish for Blue Love is that he is safe, happy, health and, most importantly, loved. I want him to be LOVED.
Blue Love Haiku #9

If you all learn one thing from me, it is – you are always exactly where you are meant to be. Every experience you have, every choice and mistake, made you who you are today. You are a reflection of God’s love created to shine – shine like the sun. If you didn’t have all of those experiences, you may not be the person you are today. If you didn’t make those choices, you may not have awakened to your authentic truth. Everything happens in divine timing and every experience we have is all part of God’s plan for us to be our authentic selves. But, only if you allow it. Only if you let go and just go for the ride the Universe is offering you. Trust it will always be just fine – just fine.

I hope you choose to stand in your own power by knowing who you are and by finding what lights your soul up. Take time to honor your needs. Take time to heal and rest. Most importantly, honor your truth and enjoy the ride!

Change quotes

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May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved
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Fire Starter ~ Blue Love Poetry Repost

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It seemed like a good time to repost this poem. It was originally written for Blue Love on February 22, 2019. Notice the 222 in the date. Today is May 22, 2019. Also 222 in today’s date. 222s are divine timing, partnership, love & everything is always working out for your highest good. Everything will be just fine ✨💙🔥✌️
Let me start your fire 🔥

Fire Starter ~ Blue Love Poetry
May I
Light your fire
May I
Strike the match
To inspire you
With love, support and encouragement
To grow, expand and create

Won’t you come with me
On this journey
Of growth and
Self-discovery
Will you join me in
Exploring the depths
Of our souls
Will you create
Magic
Through the fire
Of my love for you
Will you
Excavate your truth
Through the warmth
Of my empathetic compassion
Can you reach and stretch
Stretch yourself
Beyond all of your
Imagined limits
To find
The highest good
Through your
Connection to me
Your soul
Was called to
Use my love
As a light
Use my fire
As your energetic force
Use me to inspire you
To break through
The comfortable limits
That restrict you
Use me to inspire you
To find out
How far you can reach

What if you
Were just now
Getting started

What if today
Was a new beginning
For us

What if today
We made a new Soul Contract
To love and help each
As we reach
For our
Highest Good Lives

What if
Today was the time
You were supposed
To breakout
Of darkness into
The brightest expression
Of God’s perfect love
For you
Through me

What if
My soul
Was sent
By your Guides to
Shine the light for you
And help you
Set your vision
On something bigger
Than you could ever image

I ask you
To opened yourself up
To all possibilities
And consider
What could you achieve
If you were limitless

May I
Light your fire
May I
Strike the match
To inspire you
To imagine a life without limits
Can you see it
Can you feel it

May I strike
The match
Of Creation
And Spark the
Fire of our desire
In you

May I be your
Fire Starter
Everything is always working out for my highest good 💙🦋

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Loving Kindness Prayer💙
May you be safe
May you be healthy
May you be happy
May you be loved