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What You Think, You Are

I don't believe much in making the best of things in the broader sense. That may work with a rainy day when you have outdoor plans, but in the bigger scheme of life, why would you want to just make the best of how things are if they're disappointing or worse. Change your situation, transform yourself, and your joy and sense of accomplishment will ripple out and create even more good. 

Even if you're very content with your life now, the thoughts you think and what you do every day are shaping your tomorrow. Be positive with yourself. Change is stressful even if it's positive. It requires the body and brain to do things in new ways. Think about how well you're doing and keep your mind on your mantra.

What is your mantra? It can be something as simple as "I am healthy" or "I live my life free of other people's judgments and opinions" or "I have the resources to accomplish this goal". You have the power to draw those parts of you out and amplify them to the max! Repeat your mantra several times throughout the day or choose to meditate on it when you wake up and before you go to sleep (all you have to do is focus and breathe into your thought, so don't let the word meditate scare you!).

There are times when you're being called to change, when you've outgrown your situation, and you just have to get into that chrysalis so you can emerge with wings! I went through one of those times a year ago and I put my mind to what I wanted and let nothing get in the way. The change was not easy, but I am so glad I did it. I was outgrowing things and I felt so strongly that it was the right time for personal transformation. There were a lot of variables and things that were unclear. I had to swoosh that stuff out of my brain often and direct all my energy toward my mantra. And I accomplished it, and now I have new mantras. 

We never have to stop growing. There is always room for improvement, and we are capable of making wondrous things happen! Small dreams lead to big dreams. Begin like this. Make a list of things you can't control though you focus a lot of energy on them. Other people's choices and opinions are good examples of things that might be on that list and it may also include something like the ability to get a raise at your current job or maybe a physical limitation that can't be reversed. Now burn or shred that list. It's pointless to bother thinking about those things. It is a huge energy leak. Let. it. go. 

Make another list of things you focus on or obsess about that you can have an effect on. This could also include the ability to get a raise at work, it might include your health, the state of your relationship, your relationship with family, or things at your home that need attention. Choose one and circle it and do something about it today. It can be a very small thing to get started. Keep that list and go back to it, focusing on what you can change and trying to impact one thing at a time as you begin. You'll alleviate some stress, make some improvement, and see your own power to change things.

I don't believe in making the best of things. I believe in making things the best. 

Let go of the exact outcome you have an attachment to while keeping your vision in mind. You might get something slightly different from your goal and it might be even better than what you're aiming for. Use positive "I" statements always and work at the things that bother you most and that you have some control over. You can.  You possess the power to transform yourself and with that, inspire others and contribute to changing the world.


My approach to personal coaching can include exercises to get you in positive thinking modes, identifying mantras to achieve your goals, intuitive readings with astrology and tarot images, your own individual yoga practice, and all my other resources from life experience! The method is customized to your personal style and philosophy. I can also guide you to incredible people who can provide other services particularly in Maine. Phone or google chat sessions are $80.00. Email me to book an appointment.


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