Is Time Passing You By?
(June 2nd, 2016)
Today is the day I have been talking about for weeks. I’m sitting at the airport at 4:53am local time typing away. While you read this I will either be sitting on a train with one of my Divine Living Academy sisters heading to Florence or I’m asleep somewhere.
I’m so grateful you can come on this amazing journey with me. Through my trips around the world, to exploring parts of my inner and outer worlds and sharing the lessons I’ve learned. I feel blessed to have the company.
I am reflecting (as I do often) on how I got to this point in my life where I can help the most amazing women and travel to new places. It goes beyond loving yourself (which I highly recommend you do). It goes beyond honouring your needs and desires (which I highly recommend you do). The biggest shift for me that brought me to where I am was actually becoming CONNECTED.
Being CONNECTED is beyond messaging your friends on Facebook. It goes beyond chatting with family on Skype. So often we just flow through life, from waking up to going to work to coming home and going to bed without ever really being connected to ourselves and what we do. I spent years disconnected from myself, my surroundings, peers and family.
You wake up one day and realize another year has gone by and you really aren’t living a life that you desire. You never did make that trip you were hoping to, or getting out enough to meet the man of your dreams. “Next year” you tell yourself at that moment. Not realizing there is something very simple you could do to change everything right now.
Connection is a very large part of being human. We need connection, physical or spiritual or emotional in order to get anything done in this world. In order to live life to the fullest. If you aren’t connected to your city there is a good chance you’ll leave. If you aren’t connected to your spouse there is a good chance you will get a divorce. If you aren’t connected with yourself there is a good chance you won’t care for yourself the way you really need to.
Connectivity keeps you grounded, centered and able to manifest your desires. It allows you to feel WITH others and to be fulfilled. When you are really connected; present in your life at this very moment, HOW you experience your life complete changes.
How to Become Connected?
For everyone it may be different. Maybe you get connected to the world through music, through art, through creation. Maybe you become more connected and present when you spend time with your kids or nieces and nephews. I get connected when I spend time with friends. Maybe you are like me and when working alone tend to go to LA LA Land in your head for hours on end. I become the most creative that way but also the most disconnected.
So even though the greatest ideas come to me when I am off in another world, I had a hard time manifesting and executing those ideas.
It took a long time before I figured out what was holding me back. The solution was probably the best solution I have known since becoming an entrepreneur.
- Be HERE NOW! Be right here, in this moment.
- Get out of your head, or sitting for hours typing away at the computer. Be apart of the world by going to concerts, street festivals and birthday parties as often as you can.
- Make sure to hug and love everyone around you as often as you can.
- Create a list of activities that you love to do (just for the sake of fun) and do them as often as you can.
- Have a gratitude journal!!! I mention this often because it is great for so many reasons.
Breathe deeply, purposely, and joyously.