Category: Thriving Tools

Strengthen Your Happiness Muscle

Do you like experiencing happiness?

We do and we look for ways to strengthen our experience of happiness everyday.

Elevating your emotion is vital to creating the future you desire. An elevated emotion like gratitude or happiness becomes a magnetic field that attracts the experiences you really want to have not the one’s you are used to.

We have begun a strength training workout program for each of us. We’re working with a fantastic trainer Ramiro at the 40 year old Wolf Gym in San Miguel. Not only is he helping us create long lasting strength, he is encouraging the chemistry of happiness while we grow our physical capacity.

One of the songs that plays in the gym is Pharrell Williams song Happy.

Pharrell Williams – Happy (Official Music Video) – YouTube

Every time we hear this song it makes us smile, even as we are doing the last series of crunches that we didn’t know we could do but Ramiro knew. 🙂

Choosing happiness even in the midst of day to today challenges is a reflex muscle we can all learn to strengthen just like we do our physical bodies.

So Choose something that makes you feel happy. Like listening to Pharrell Williams song Happy or taking a break and soaking up sunshine

Sharing with one another will help us grow our own happiness quotient! We’d love to hear about how you’re exercising your happiness muscle.

Independence- The Achy Dark Side

Tools for Thriving 2016

The Achy Dark Side of Independence

We’re trained to think of ourselves as independent maybe even “rugged individuals”. We can do it on our own.

The positive aspect of our independence is that we can empower choices to break free from situations, people and environments that are binding us into a smallness that’s hard on our hearts. In millions of ways, the dominant culture all around us encourages the idea of our independent separateness.

Think of the models of heroines and heroes that you know. They all chose to bring forth change from a position of independent knowing. They acted on what they felt they must for the benefit of many. This is the upside of choices made from a place of individual, independent being. After all, no one wants to be a slave to anything.

And yet, what is the actual source of their heroic energy?

The source is their sacred union with the vast divine (or God, Yahweh, Spirit, the Sacred, Oneness, the Christ, the Quantum Field, you pick) that we are and surrounds us right now.

The achy dark side of independence is when we think we can do it on our own and separate ourselves from Source. It points to a greater wisdom that keeps calling us to sacred unity and wholeness.

…And yet we resist.

Resistance comes from the conflict inside us between the knowing we are part of something more vast and our conditioned ideas of “I am a strong independent person who can choose on their own.”

How do we eradicate this separation from source?

We first admit our willful separateness.  This begins the instantaneous alteration of our habits of thinking embedded in our minds and the miles of nervous system that run through our bodies.

Once you become conscious of this achy dark side of independence, you can be welcomed like the prodigal son or daughter coming to the home we all long to find and experience again.

Why is this so important?

When we live from a place of independence- “My Will” not “Thy Will” we cut ourselves off from a treasure chest of dynamic wisdom that can revolutionize every moment of our lives.

Reunion with our wholeness, our sacred union with the vast divine is required for transformative healing. The choice to reunite, to give up independent willfulness, produces an atomic delightful alteration of our total body.

Do not look away from the need to surrender your sense of independence. By Nature we are interdependent with one another and all of the life that surrounds us.

You can allow greater access, greater love too flow towards you by bringing down your boundaries of individualism. Every human builds boundaries. It is part of the history of false independence. And no human makes it on their own.

Look back in your life and cross-reference everything you’ve planned or visioned in contrast to what the pure serendipity your life has brought you. Like us, you will find that choices made outside of all your “good plans” are what have brought joy, passion and an abundance of life. That history can remind you of a greater love that calls you to sacred reunion and that it’s okay to let go of independent and will-full behavior and thinking.

You know there is a home fire burning for you. The door is open and embracing love awaits your surrender and joyful reunion.

Love,

Susan and David

We’d love to hear your comments below.

How to Allow Miracles

Tools for Thriving 2016

How to Allow Miracles

How to allow Miracles? Right now, this moment you are surrounded by a collection of miracles tailor made for you just waiting to unpack themselves in your life.

Oh yeah sure, great idea sounds kind of fanciful, maybe even crazy.

Nope- it’s the truth of who and what we really are.

We live in this world conditioned to believe that miracles come from another time, or are maybe just fanciful reflections, hopes, desires that maybe happen to other people who were somehow “special”. Or that if a miracle occurs, it’s a rare occasion.

We are finding on a daily basis the miraculous abounds as an every day occurrence.

How did we open up to start receiving the every day miracles that make life flow, allowing passion and creativity to bloom?

We realized it was our normal state not something unusual and stopped believing it wasn’t possible. We are surrounded by aliveness. The same is true for you. In fact we are all enlivened by a symphony of energies within us and around us that want to deliver the miraculous on a daily basis.

There is a quicksand of uncertainty that sits waiting if you try to figure out why the miraculous stopped being ordinary. It’s simple. It’s an old way of thinking and being whose time has come to an end.

We can open to the deliverance of the miraculous and sacred without having to understand why or know anything about it.

It starts by saying yes to the Holy of Holies, what you are, and then noticing that miracles, of all sizes, just start happening. It is our normal, not the other way around.

Noticing is the key to the flow of the miraculous.

Here’s an invocation you can use as a touchstone to continue to open yourself to receive the living sacred gift of the miraculous on a daily basis. This comes form our sacred ally who supports us in claiming our miraculous events and helping us serve you.

Invocation

(an invocation uses words to open you to the true sacredness you are.)

You were created from the miraculous. The body you are within is in fact an ongoing gloriously complex miracle. Science in all it’s forms cannot understand the life you really are.

Notice this truth.

Rest the part of your mind that wants to always understand everything. The miraculous because of its nature will always go beyond what you understand. Your mind after a while will relax and allow you to notice the pulse of the ever present miraculous.

The pulse in your body that comes from your heart, the spark within that pulse is the ever present reminder of the delicious truth of your own miracle.

Rest your mind. Know that you cannot understand with your mind what you have not experienced.

The miraculous around you will bring you a gift if you allow it. Diamonds are small but they have great value. Sometimes the smallest miracle is like the most precious diamond.

Take a moment now using your memory- have you not been surprised by goodness at times in your life. Remember now those pulses of the miraculous. Just notice the truth.

Now in this moment as you are reading these words, open your awareness beyond what you are accustomed to and you will be met by a generous present moment that loves you and wants nothing but the best for you.

You may feel uncertain. This is natural. It is a habit of your mind. Trust the knowing with in you that says- You are a receiver of the miraculous, the Holy, now. It is the foundation of every breath you take and every beat your heart makes.

Receive the gift of this delicious uncertainty and a new song of love will sing itself within you and you will feel the tickle of joy dance in your body. This is the miraculous.

Thanks for journeying with us.
Please share your comments below.

Love,

Susan and David

 

There Is a Switch Within You- Tools for Thriving

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There Is A Switch Within You

Do you feel pregnant?

It doesn’t matter what gender you are. Spring is a time when Life wants to pop out. There is a switch with you to let out the life inside that is just waiting to burst forth.

It doesn’t matter what gender you are. Spring is a time when Life wants to pop out. It’s just waiting to burst forth.

What would you like to deliver for yourself into the world?

Much has been written about how to intend and manifest. A lot of which is really about demanding in contrast to allowing what needs to be.

Here’s a blessing to help you open to allowing what needs to be and trusting that you will be attended to in love, by love itself.

Blessing

You are alive today in this timeline so that you may claim as never before sovereignty and pure creative empowerment. You are surrounded by a cacophony, a noise barrage of information that tells you that you are a cog in a great machine in which you have no power.

That is not true. You can within your lifetime know directly that you are present to and alive within the current of life and love that goes beyond everything you have ever been trained into.

Flip the switch

There is a switch within you that you have laid your hand upon but been uncertain to throw. Be assured that your beloved allies and the love that truly surrounds you is just waiting for that tiny movement from your hand to throw the switch and break free from what has shackled you and held you trapped in ever looping time-warping storms from the past or predictable future that you don’t want to really live.

Your destiny can change to possibility RIGHT NOW by throwing the switch that will begin to break you free, to launch you away from what you know is dead and no longer enlivening you.

Your switch may be located in your solar plexus or perhaps on the back side of your heart. But it is there.

What are the magic words that will help your inner hand flip the switch?

They are “I will”.

That means you are willing to go beyond what you have believed yourself to be. To go beyond every single projection ever placed upon you. Those histories only exist within you in a tiny collection of brain cells and nerve endings.

Remember these old patterns will defend themselves and try to tell you that what you long for is impossible to achieve. None of that is true.

You are born to overcome any form of limitation that lives within you. When you say “I will” it is a form of invitation to your sacred nature to activate liberty that is mouth watering, soul tickling and fun.

Practice saying “I Will” as an invitation.

And know that you have thrown the switch so that your inner illumination can cancel the old dark memories that are but a tiny veil pretending to be Mt. Everest. And then see what glorious light filled life you give birth to in the world.

Thanks for journeying with us.

Please share with us your comments below.

Love David and Susan

Stop Waiting

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Stop Waiting

There is an epidemic of waiting.

As you’re reading this, see if you can notice what you are waiting for. How many layers of waiting are running inside you right now?

Waiting takes so many forms that unless we really take time to notice how we are spending ourselves in waiting we can end up living a whole life waiting to live.

Give Your Seeking a Rest

Tools for Thriving

This blog starts a new series for 2016 on Tools for Thriving. We are bringing forth blessings from our allies to assist each of us to connect to the fountain of life and vitality that surrounds us all the time.

Give Your Seeking a Rest

Why is it that so often we don’t achieve the New Year’s resolutions we make at the beginning of each year?

It’s because our resolutions are often veiled demands on ourselves and the world around us. When we demand we stop the flow of life.

We are trained to take ourselves away from the rich mystery we actually live in. We think and believe in ways that block us from living and expressing from our deepest heartfelt desires.

What if some of our processes of affirmation, like meditation, yoga or prayers are getting in the way of thriving?

Sometimes even though a process seems so good, it’s actually a form of demanding on life.

The primary thriving tool we have found is that acceptance is the first law of spirit.

If we don’t accept what’s so, we create turbulence that keeps us stuck. We’ve all developed clever tools that hide our habit of demanding.

Ask yourself, “Am I in a place of acceptance or am I requiring that what is so be different?”

The only difference we can create is in how we perceive. From a clear point of perception we can take actions that can nurse greater ease, clarity and love.

A perception based on acceptance opens us to a battery of creativity in the life that is all around us and allows for real change, real evolution- Transformation not just stimulation.

Use this blessing as an invocation, a daily reminder, to let go of ideas that have tried to comfort us but actually hold us back from the very things we want and need.

 

Blessing- Give Your Seeking a Rest

This blessing is from our allies the Archangel Michael and the Christ Consciousness.

You have been trained to believe that what you think is darkness is the absence of light. So much of what you sense as darkness is in fact filled and vibrating with a radiance of light.

In the days before you, know this, there is a rain of guidance showering down upon you. If you give your seeking a rest, this fervent guidance will touch your mind, your heart and your body.

You have been trained to believe you are separate from the vast aliveness that life is, that you are. It is time now to end that illusion.

Before each of you is a fountain of life and vitality. You can be nourished in ways you long for by trusting that at times you will be afraid and other times you will have unbridled joy. Sometimes you may want to die. Sometimes you will want to fly.

Your life is a spectrum of experiences designed to grow you as a soul, an eternal being.  We hold you in a resting pose invite you into the wild mystery that life is.

Now is the time for you to feel and know your unmistakable connection to the web of life that you are part of on this planet and to all the life that is beyond earth.

Yes- we are asking you to trust in ways you have not before because you are ready to.

How, you may ask?

When you feel yourself grasping, seeking the answer you believe you must have, STOP. Bring everything around you to a full stop. Notice in the stopping the stillness.

We your beloveds will meet you every time and usher forth to you the knowing that you need to reclaim your thriving no matter what the circumstances.

There is thriving in joy.
There is thriving even in sorrow.
There is thriving unto death.
Thriving is what you are, remember.

 

Brought forth in Love,
from David and Susan