Coming Your Way Soon—Mercury Retrograde

This one is gonna be good!  

It’s about re-invention.

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I LOVE RE-ANYTHING!  IT SIGNIFIES A  FRESH START.  It means we get to re-do, re-claim, re-focus, re-learn, re-love, re-choose + re-member.

Want better health, more wealth, that hunky love partner, or world peace? You get to reinvent what that means for you now. 

Dear Souls . . . there is truly no need to EVER freak out or be worried about things. Worry is not a vibration that attracts what you want.

Worrying isn’t high vibration (and plus it feels horrible)

In fact, worry just generally keeps us stuck in cycles that give us more shit to worry about. 

So, put on your positivity pants and gear up for another powerful, transformational Mercury Retrograde. 

 

If you don’t know what mercury retrograde—I would love to fill you in. 

Mercury Retrograde happens about 3-4 times a year and—in a nutshell—the planet Mercury slows down in its orbit and appears to move backwards. 

However, this is an optical illusion (no planets move backwards).  According to the smarty pants as NASA (it’s not just us woo-woo types that talk about Mercury Retrogrades) the normal motion of stars and planets in our nights sky—goes from west to east direction. This is called prograde motion. 

A retrograde of any planet occurs when it shifts from an east to west direction before turning back to prograde motion.  

The planetary dance that happens in this process, is our beloved Mercury Retrograde period. 

Mercury Retrograde has become quite the buzzwords and people get all freaked out about their computers breaking down, cars not working, flights being cancelled and basically, all hell breaking loose on earth. 

And why do people think this?  

From an astrological perspective, Mercury is the planet that rules all forms of communication, travel, clarity and honesty. 

 

So when planet Mercury starts shaking things up out there in the universe (by going into a retrograde), the school of thought is that our earthly matters that are connected to travel, communication and these sorts of things—go a bit helter-skelter. 

Whether you believe this to be true, or not—as with anything in life—just being aware and conscious is a good choice.

If it does exist and does genuinely impact things in your life—then approaching these times thoughtfully and with awareness—is a perfect way to flow with it.  

Personally, I do notice a big shift in energy during retrogrades and I have used these times for great, positive transformations in my own life.   

I get all geeked out about retrogrades because for me, they symbolize a time to go inward, reflect and reinvigorate. 

To reiterate . . . there is no need to worry during a retrograde. 

Thoughts are things dears. And we choose our thoughts (this is powerful)

 

Can we prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Mercury Retrograde does what people says it does? Nope!

But we can be aware. And we can use every moment—whether its a retrograde, or not—to choose to be aware, conscious and in alignment with what we want to do in life and who we want to be. 

The most current retrograde happens next week—January 21st through February 11th, 2015.  The other two this year are on May 18th—June 11th and September 17th—October 9th. 

Mark it on your calendars (or not). And maybe make a note to keep a journal during retrogrades to see what you observe in your own life. 

I happen to have 2 trips planned during this retrograde and I am feeling quite jazzed about both of them.

As with anything—it comes down to a choice.

 

A choice to think a certain way, feel a certain way and act in a certain way—that lines up with what you want in life. Whatever it may be— a reinvention during a powerful retrograde, or better health, more passion and love in your life, or simply more happiness—it’s all about choosing thoughts and feelings that get you closer to those things. 

Welcome the retrograde, or ignore it altogether—it’s your choice. 

Much love to you this day and every day!

Carrie

p.s. Try to NOT get caught in the trap of blaming unwanted things on the planets (lovingly). Rather, embrace these times and access your true and birth given power. Use these times for re-inventing what it means to be the you that you want to be. 

God (Spirit, Source) never leaves you . . .

My blog—among many other things—is a spiritual blog. 

 It is a blog about living life awake, aware and happy. And about choosing what we love—what lights us up inside. 

And even the word spiritual is so watered down that it doesn’t even come close to what I want to convey.

It isn’t a blog about pushing and struggling to find ones purpose. It is about just being true to you.

About being happy. About enjoying life. It’s about setting all the shoulds, woulds and coulds aside—that have kept so many of us prisoners in our own lives—and getting quiet and really listening to your soul. 

And about knowing that we are never alone—that we always have support from that energy—call it God, Source energy, Guides, Angels, or Peter Pan.

We are not without guidance at each and every moment. 

And the clincher to that is—if we don’t believe it, it probably won’t seem like a truth to us. 

And if we do believe it and have 100% faith that it is true—miracles start to happen.

Then they happen again and again. 

And then miracle become commonplace (but not commonly ordinary or boring of course).

They become reminders of our power, our connection and of our inherent birthright to be loved. 

You are loved at all times—even though it may not seem that way. 

You are protected at all times—even though you have felt abandoned. 

You are never alone and you are never without support. 

Today and every day—let’s choose to enjoy life. To be grateful for any small thing that we can find and then just make that our focus.

And little by little, when you become aware of the power and gift you have in a simple choice to know that there is an energy that ALWAYS has your back—as the saying goes—the world is your oyster. 

xo

Carrie 

Your energy is the secret sauce . . .

I am all about energy.  You are all about energy (whether you believe it or not). Life is all about energy. 


After years of trying to figure out how to manifest what I wanted (and boatloads of failures) what I realized is that I was trying to pretend my way into things, rather than actually feeling my way into them—authentically.  And then there were other times, that I just wasn’t being conscious at all about how I was feeling. I just sort of  letting my feelings run the show.

In other words,  I was pretending to feel happy, successful, forgiving or joyful—when I really felt shitty, blameful, sad and annoyed.

Crap, that’s no fun.

I wasn’t fooling myself and I definitely wasn’t fooling the universe.

The world of manifesting (the idea that we attract back what we primarily give out) is a world of energy.

And you can’t trick the universe into believing that you are feeling something you aren’t. It doesn’t work that way.

The way it works is that you must first identify HOW IT IS THAT YOU WANT TO FEEL.

That is the starting point.

Most people stumble through life not really giving too much conscious thought to how it is they truly want to feel. We may think we do,  but how many of us truly create a life based on a conscious awareness of how we want to feel minute to minute?

I am guessing that most people don’t give it much thought. Most of the time, we are actually just on autopilot with our feelings and are run by them, rather than being a conscious co creator with them.

Our feelings are the guide to our energy.

So, first you gotta—

  • IDENTIFY HOW IT IS THAT YOU WANT TO FEEL

And once you understand how you want to feel, it’s time to—

  • SORT OUT THE HOW-TO OF IT ALL

How do we work with our feelings (that sometimes feel so automatic and out of our ability to influence) when annoying shit is really happening?

I mean, how are we supposed to FEEL AMAZING, when there are so many things out there that seem to be working towards making us feel NOT AMAZING?

You gotta make a choice.

YOU MUST CHOOSE to stay committed to how you want to feel (beautiful, connected, loved, sensual, happy) in the face of life’s little mishaps and misfortunes.

This doesn’t mean you don’t acknowledge feeling annoyed by the justifiably annoying. It doesn’t mean ignoring the truth of how you feel.

It means saying “hey, I am annoyed, irritated, angry, etc…..and I know that staying in this state is NOT an energy I want to give out (or attract back to me) so I am going to acknowledge the truth of how I feel and let it go, because it’s not how I really want to feel.”

Bam. Done.

Then you go back to identifying HOW YOU WANT TO FEEL and create an arsenal of things you can do to get you right back into those desired feelings ASAP.

Maybe you can do some of these things to get back to your desired feelings—laugh, read a book  you love, smile more, take a shower, go for a walk, sit under a tree, sing, dance, have a cup of your favorite tea, calla friend, breath more deeply, do some yoga, play with your dog, hug your kids, dream, light a candle, take a bath, eat some chocolate, scream in a pillow, cry, kiss, buy some flowers, remember something that makes you smile and laugh.

Create your own quick-list of things that you can do—lickety-split—to get out of a funk and back towards fantastic . . . or just a bit better even.

Your energy is amazing. It’s powerful and it’s a choice. Your energy is amazing because it’s the secret sauce of your life. Your energy is amazing because it directs the flow of your life. That flow can be a good one, or it can be turbulent. But it’s all a choice.

Choose to feel, think and be the sort of person that you enjoy being around.  And then watch the miracles start to unfold.

xxoo

Carrie

 

About your awesomeness . . .

5480a5c38841c9cb610e5ea8For my readers who don’t know, I just made a massive move from Oregon to South Carolina.

And for those of you who also may not know—it was a monumental deal.

Phew………like a serious massive deal. Yowza.

I am not at all afraid of change. In fact, I would say I am one of those people who require change in my life, or I get bored (and then I get feisty). 

But this move wasn’t just a geographical move. It was a spiritual, next phase, evolution, growth and big leap move.

It was a move that stretched me to ask the bigger questions, to get more in tune and connected with my desires and to really get clear about why I am here and what I am doing. 

​You see, you don’t get to where you want to go (at times) without a bit of stretching—without a bit of fear, discomfort and YOWZA. 

I am not saying it is required to feel crappy in order to feel good or to reach a new goal or intention in life, but there are times that the contrast we feel when we are going through big changes, won’t feel so amazing. 

In fact, it may be a stretch to keep going

But in hindsight, all the things that came my way, were things I asked for!

I asked for a change, I asked for my next growth phase. I asked and then I received and then . . . . I kicked and screamed a little bit. It wasn’t until I surrendered and just moved forward in faith, that the miracles started showing up. 

​What I know and what was confirmed to me in facing this challenge, was that we are all so awesome.  And that we all have everything we need to face any challenge that comes our way. 

We are gifted life. We are given opportunities to see the truth or we can choose to give into illusions. 

The illusion is that you are weak, you aren’t good enough and you can’t do it. 

The illusion is that you don’t have 100%, full on 24/7 support. 

That is the illusion. 

The truth is that you can do it. 

The truth is that you DO KNOW (so stop telling yourself you don’t).

The truth is that you are loved. The truth is that you can live your desires from a most magical and miraculous place (I am living proof).

The only thing that limits you, is a choice you make to believe your limitations + illusions. 

You are awesome. You are light. You are love. 

You are a little bit superwoman.

That is the truth.

xxoo

Carrie 

Are you hiding from your true power?

This will be short and sweet today.  I write about things that I am personally experiencing in my life—or that are of particular interest to me.Personal-Power-reach

And it’s confession time—sometimes I hide from my true power. In fact, most of us do. Most of us don’t even know what our true power is, how to find it…. or if we even want it.

How do you know if you are hiding from your true power?

  • You feel empty
  • You feel restless
  • You feel like someting is missing
  • You feel disconnected
  • You are reactive and argumentative
  • You have low energy
  • You often feel “tested” by life
  • The same patterns and issues keep resurfacing
  • You have moments of clarity and lucidity, but you brush them off and don’t pay attention to the signs and signals the universe is giving you
  • You just know. You can feel that you are meant to step into your next “level” but don’t know how, why and have some fear about changing.

And then what? What do we do when we know we are hiding from our true power? How do we discover it? Turn it on?

We turn it on by . . . .

  • Being aware that we are disconnected from it in the first place
  • Ditching excuses and being accountable
  • Asking your higher power, God, source energy (whatever your version of  it is) for help in connecting with your true power
  • Tuning into and strengthening your intuition (meditation, nature, exercising…whatever raises your vibration)
  • Engaging in things that make you feel good (raising your vibration)
  • Going beyond our comfort zone and being willing to be uncomfortable at times (spiritual growth, being the best you can be, being happy and evolving aren’t always about fairy kisses, unicorns and rainbows….in other words—sometimes it’s hard!)

And once you tap into your true, conscious personal power, you will feel . . .

  • Confident
  • Abundant
  • Free
  • Excited
  • Happy
  • Powerful
  • Passionate
  • Vibrant
  • Creative
  • At peace

What’s not to like about that?  Hiding from your power is a choice and just as you can choose to hide, you can choose to discover and allow it.

Now that we are in another mercury retrograde,  I think now is the perfect time to ditch the old patterns and choose your power. Your power that lights you up, puts a skip in your step and makes things happen.

Much love,

xxoo

Carrie

Are You Hiding From Your Power, Passion and Prosperity?

Are You Hiding From Your Power, Passion and Prosperity?

I know. I get it. I really, really get it. I hid for so many years. I was afraid to step into my power, my passion + my inherent shutterstock_130218290divine prosperity.

And then I knew that to stay in that place would eventually end up killing me. I made a choice, no matter what to come out of my shell and shine.

How many of us come up with all kinds of excuses why we CAN’T do something? We can’t because we are too busy. We can’t because we don’t have enough money. We can’t because we are tired. We can’t because we don’t know how. 

Can’t is a four letter word and if you want to be happy and manifest a life that you love—then you gotta get rid of the “I can’t” belief.

You are the one choosing what to think and how to feel. And with that awareness and that consciousness, you can shape your life. 

Want health? Then think mainly healthy thoughts and feel healthy feelings. Want wealth? Then think and feel in ways that line up with wealth consciousness. Want love? Be loving!  Whatever it is you desire to manifest—you get there by learning to master your choice of thoughts and feelings.

We are all energy and the energy and vibration you put out in the world, is largely the energy you will get back from the world. This is manifesting 101 and it’s the base of it all. If you truly desire to step into a sense of feeling powerful, passionate and prosperous in your life—it starts with the very real point of learning to be in control (even though I don’t like that word) of your thoughts and feelings. In other words, you run them, they don’t run you.

When you can get to that place, you will see a world of passion, prosperity and power (conscious power) open up to you. 

Or……you will just feel better and enjoy your life and that’s what it’s all about!

Much love,

Carrie Jolie

p.s. I will be a bit off the grid for the next 2 weeks. I am heading to San Diego to spend a week with my mentor, Tara Marino and a group of women I have been in a mastermind group with for the last 9 months. I will share pictures and insights from the road, but may not be around as much as I ususally am!  Enjoy your Spring! xo