How traveling can change us.

How traveling can change us.

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

—Saint Augustine

I love to travel.  I REALLY love to travel. 

My first “big” travel experience was to the south of France when I was 16 years old. It was a high school foreign exchange program that was offered through my French class. When my teacher announced the trip—I couldn’t raise my hand fast enough or fill out the forms soon enough. 

It changed my life forever and would begin a love affair with France (and traveling overall) that continues today. 

What is it about taking a trip that changes us?

What is it about being in a new place, where a different language is spoken, different foods are eaten and different traditions are observed that is so incredible?

I think it can be different things, for different people, but generally, I think traveling has the ability to change us (in good ways) because it—

  • Opens our minds to new things, new foods, new ways of living and new experiences.
  • Helps us to more clearly identify what we like and don’t like in life.
  • Helps break down cultural barriers or preconceived stereotypes about different cultures, people or lifestyles. 

And these things matter now more than EVER right now. 

We are in an intense time right now. There is a lot of dark energy that is begging to be healed, shed and shifted. 

In this time when there are things happening in our country and world that can divide us and fill us with so much fear that we never want to leave our homes—it’s more important than ever to find a way to bring peace back into our hearts and let love rule over fear. 

Many of my friends and family asked if I was nervous about traveling to France right now with all the recent terrorists attacks and my answer was  NO. 

I won’t let dark energy win over the light. 

And in less “woo-woo” words—I won’t stop doing what I love because of other peoples actions. I won’t stop living. I won’t hide. 

And I most definitely won’t let hatred win. 

If there is any kind of war worth fighting right now—it’s the war of our thoughts, beliefs and energy. 

Fight to feel good, to be a beacon of love and to travel ANYWHERE your heart desires. 

How does traveling change us? It gives us the opportunity to see the world more clearly. It can help us to be more understanding, more forgiving and less judgmental. It can open our eyes, our minds and our hearts. 

And as always—those things are choices—our choices. 

Let’s choose wisely. 

xo

Carrie

p.s. Interested in learning more specific ways that traveling is good for us? Check out this in depth article in Positive Health Wellness about the direct link between our health and traveling.

 

Choice Matters Most

Choice matters most because choice means freedom.             choosefreedom0a0a28heart29-default

Choice matters most because without it, you wouldn’t have options.Choice matters most because it means you have creative control over certain things in your life.     

Choice matters most because it holds you accountable for your life. If you are the one choosing, it’s up to you, right?

Choice matters most because without it, all the other stuff wouldn’t matter that much.

Without choice we are prisoners, victims, puppets. We are without hope, vision or dreams.

Without choice there is no vanilla or chocolate, no play it safe or go big, no decaf or regular, no love or hate. 

Even in the most horrible, dire situations, you have a choice in how you feel, how you react and what you choose to believe.

How you  feel is a choice and also the most important thing to master, if you want to learn how to get what you want in life.  

Choice may not be the sexiest, most alluring topic….. at least on the surface. But when you really take a minute to think about what choice means, really means to you—it is sexy. It is alluring. It is super cool. It is powerful. It is a massive gift that is often taken for granted.

Choice is the very thing that makes your life meaningful or miserable. It has equal power to be destructive as it does to be constructive.

You choose health. You choose wealth. You choose happiness, growth and success. You can also choose the negative stuff too. 

Learning how to master our choices is about learning to be aware, conscious and alive. Learning how to use the gift of choice to consciously direct the flow of our lives is what manifesting is all about. Being a conscious chooser is the beginning stage of learning to manifest (getting what we desire through the energy we put out into the world).

I LOVE the fact that we have choices, but many of us just don’t see it as the incredible gift and powerful tool that it is. How many people do you know who continue making the same bad choices over and over again? Or those who seem to make great choices in certain areas of their lives, but not so much in others.  Or those who seem to go around and around with their choices and never seem to have clarity. 

If you want something that isn’t coming to you, it’s as simple (maybe not always easy) as shifting the choices you are making . . . right down to the choice in how you feel, what you think and how you react.

Having the abundance and success you desire is about making aligned choices with those desires. Having the health and body you want is about making those same choices (and it’s not just about exercise and nutrition .  . . it’s about how you feel and what you think). 

Getting clear about how you make choices, how to be better with the ones you have and how to improve the way you do choose and decide . . is key to manifesting your sexy, alluring, healthy and abundant life. 

I love helping people become dialed-in choice makers and manifesting ninjas. Let me know how I can help you get to where you really want to be in your life. There is no point in postponing a life you deeply enjoy. 

It starts with a choice and a desire. 

xxoo

Cheers!

Carrie Jolie

Choose Your Art

Choose Your Art

 

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What the heck am I talking about?                   

Choose your art, means to choose that thing (or things) that light your fire.

Art is about creativity, expression, freedom to be who we are and it’s about our truths.

Do you remember finger painting or doing something super creative as a kid. . . and how fun it was? Or maybe your art was sports, or building forts, or maybe it was reading. We all have, or have had something that is our art, our play, our free space, our creative fire. 

Our Art = Our Passions in life.

Your art is that thing you would do, no matter what. It’s that thing that makes you feel grounded, excited, and  happy.

It just feels like you.

What if our “work” was our art? What if our life was our art?

What if we viewed our time here as our canvas and that what it all came down to was what we decided, or CHOSE to put on that canvas. 

This is just another way of saying—you are the creator of your life. You are the artist. 

Our art, our freedom, our happiness, our success, our health, wealth and whatever it is that we choose to manifest in our lives comes down to, primarily, the choices we make.

Your choices = your life. Your choices are intricately connected to what you consciously get (or manifest) in life.

To be a successful student of the art of manifesting, you need to be a successful student of the art of making conscious choices.

If you choose your art, or that which turns you on and connects you to your most true self, then you are on the path to being a ninja manifestor and master of your choices.

The truth is—it isn’t a lack of information available to us. We are all “choiced out.”  In other words, we really do have too may choices. Learning to choose the ones that feel like your art, feel expansive, freeing and enjoyable, is the key to prosperity, health, love and true joy.

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Choose your art to choose your desired quality of life.             

Your life is truly YOUR canvas.

Enjoy creating your masterpiece!!!                                   

xo

Carrie 

Please share your comments below! Let me know what YOUR art is! What is that things that just makes you feel super alive? I want to know!