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Month: September 2014

Tune Into Your Inner Guidance – Three Tips

Posted in Live From Intuition

Not so many years back I was one of those regular sort of people who thought life was all about working hard, earning rewards by struggling and striving and that it was my mind that would carry me over that far-distant finish line of success.

So much has changed.

Here’s a quick summary spanning twelve years:

  • Motherhood
  • Career confusion
  • Emotional overwhelm
  • Loss of self
  • Marriage strain
  • The discoveries of art, meditation, kinesiology, yoga, my heart and my intuitive gifts…..

I now live my life from my inner guidance.  My mind plays a pretty important role too but it comes a very comfortable second place to my heart.

Being in nature helps me connect with  my inner guidance
Being in nature helps me connect with my inner guidance

You see, the mind actually doesn’t want to be in control, it’s quite happy to play second fiddle.

It’s just that we’re raised in these western cultures of ours to identify with what we know; our academic and work achievements and book learning rather than what we feel.

You know, in your gut, your instincts, your heart.

So what I understand now is that although when my mind was playing at being in the driver’s seat, I made some decisions that weren’t so great, it wasn’t all bad, because there were still moments when gut feeling took over and I listened to that quiet inner voice.  It’s just that I mostly didn’t know that’s what I’d done and I gave my mind the power of thinking it was all knowing and all clever.

Definitely not so.

Since learning to follow my inner guidance and live more from my heart than my mind, my whole life has changed.  I won’t go into it all here, you can read more here.  I’ll just say I feel happy being me and I’m surrounded by more people than ever before who ‘get’ me, love me and who I love back. Yay!

So here’s how you make a start with this inner guidance caper:

Three Tips for Tuning Into Your Inner Guidance

  1. Make space for your inner voice to speak to you – Your inner guidance comes mostly via life happening quite organically around you everyday. And when you make time each day to sit in meditation, you increase your chances of being available to receive the messages from within your heart, both in that moment of stillness and in the wonderful synchronicities and coincidences life presents.
  2. Ask for help Play with the idea that you can ask for guidance on just about anything.  From everyday things like what to eat for breakfast, what colour shirt to buy and whether to make a phone call to someone in particular, to the big ticket items like your life purpose, career direction and relationship quandaries. So in those still moments, ask within and then listen and feel into your heart to start receiving the guidance you seek.
  3. Pay attention to what you see, hear and sense in every moment  Much of what we experience in daily life is there for us to absorb as guidance, feedback and learning.  I’m not saying every situation you find yourself in is all about you and nobody else, I’m just suggesting to not discount that overheard conversation that draws your attention or that chance meeting with a friend from years back as happenings of no significance.  When we allow our heart to guide us into the feelings and deeper messages in each moment, we attract our desires much faster and gentler.

Enough said for now.  If you would like some personal help with tuning into your inner guidance from me, take a look HERE and contact me for your FREE fifteen minute phone session.

 

Seven Tips For Creating An Abundance Mindset

Posted in Create Abundance

Whatever way you look at it, abundance is a word that has become almost as baggage-laden as the words love, money and God.

Hmmm, I wonder. Are all these words somehow connected?

Because the truth is, we are all experiencing great abundance in our lives right this very minute.

For some it’s an abundance of health, wealth, fun, love, freedom and happiness.  For others it’s an abundance of sorrow, pain, lack, conflict and misery.  And then there’s the rest of us who hang around somewhere in the middle of the extremes and witness glimpses of all these qualities from day to day.

All that we experience is intimately connected with what we expect, what feels ‘normal’ and what we’ve been taught to believe about abundance, prosperity and plentiful supply.

So is it really as simple as those law of attraction proponents say?  Can we simply choose a better abundance experience and wish away the unpleasant bits?

In my experience, yes, well kind of.  For me it’s taken time and the shift has been incremental rather than overnight.

The important thing to remember here is that it’s not about what you have. it’s about how you feel about what you have.
Flowing free like the sea
Flowing free like the sea

Those who have the most don’t necessarily feel the most abundant. And although abundance isn’t just about material wealth, it’s one of the more tangible and obvious ways we get to experience it.

When we create an abundance mindset we begin treating all that we have and experience, love, money, health, creativity, laughter, everything, as though it’s in plentiful supply.  There’s plenty to go around, give away, share with others and receive back again.  Once you feel abundant and have faith in the flow of all good things in and out of your life, you can’t help but enjoy life more.

Here’s some tips for daily life to create an abundance mindset
  1. Keep the sugar bowl and salt and pepper grinders full and take pleasure in a well-stocked pantry and fruit bowl
  2. Bless your power, water and telephone bills in gratitude for the services you receive and for the trust the service providers are extending to you by billing you after you’ve received the goods
  3. Regularly clear out and give away unwanted clothing and household items
  4. Spend some money now and again on things that add beauty to your home or make you feel prosperous such as candles, flowers, little ornaments, books, photo frames, cushions…
  5. Ease up on searching for bargains, sale items and specials in the supermarket (people with abundance mindsets know they’ll always have enough money to buy what they need).
  6. Choose a charitable cause that inspires you and give regularly. Giving from the heart expands our capacity for love and if money is the same as love then…:)
  7. Do something that’s fun, nurturing or pleasurable for yourself every day. This cultivates self-love and reminds us we are all we need

When you play in the awareness of abundance in all things, little by little your experience of abundance in all life areas will expand and feelings of lack will fade into distant memory.

For some personal coaching in abundance, take a look at my Book a Session with Tricia page and contact me for a FREE fifteen minute phone session to find out more.

Much love, Tricia