I just finished reading the most amazing blog post by Danielle LaPorte. She swears, she philosophizes, she speaks her truth from a deep and real place.  quote90_large

Just like I have always wanted to do, but at times felt like . . .

  • I couldn’t
  • I shouldn’t
  • People will think I’m a bitch
  • They will see that I am flawed
  • They will judge me
  • They won’t opt in or I will lose subscribers
  • It will sound too much like bitching and not enough like “spiritual speak”
  • An evolved, spiritual person wouldn’t swear!!
  • Evolved, spiritual people have self control and manners

And blah, blah, blah

You know, some of those things are just downright true, real and valid—and others are just silliness.

Still, our thoughts about ANYTHING (health, wealth, love) impact, guide, direct, shape and mold our reality. Our thoughts really are things and they do have the ability to direct the flow and fabric of our lives. So maybe there is “truth” in a thought, but just because it’s true for you, doesn’t mean it’s true for others.  And just because it’s true for you, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s right for you either.

For example, we can believe it is very true that it’s not right to speak our truth if it could hurt someone else. But really, this is a stodgy old belief. I mean, yes, if your truth is just downright mean, then yah, edit it or tone it down. But if you truth is that it doesn’t feel good when someone gossips all the time or complains about their problems 24/7, then the best thing for you (and them) would be to create a healthy boundary around it and let them know you’re not ok with it anymore.

But sometimes, our thoughts about a situation like that may get in our way because we don’t want to hurt them . . . don’t want to make anyone feel uncomfortable or awkward . . . don’t want to rock the boat . . . don’t want to come across as mean . . . don’t want them to not like us . . . and on and on.

The deal-e-o is—truth is a subjective. Right is subjective. And obviously—thoughts and beliefs are subjective.

If we really want to attack any issue in our lives, it’s critical that we address it first, on the thought level.

Our thoughts have an energy and vibration to them that impacts and influences our outcomes.

So . . . to change the thing, change the thought. And to take it even further—to change the thing, change the feeling.

For the double whammy—change both!

If you really want to get super ninja about feeling alright, feeling badass and just feeling really damn good—then learn to be a master of your thoughts and feelings.

To be the maven or master of your feelings—meditate, pray, forgive, walk in nature, play with your dog, your kids, laugh, smile, eat what you want, exercise, juice fast on occasion, practice feeling good religiously, tap into what it is you are feeling and thinking—get connected to it.

Be aware of how you feel and what you are thinking. Then do it again. And again.

Learn to be an observer of your thoughts. Are they high vibe? Low vibe? Are they mostly negative, judgmental, contradictory to what you want? How does it make you feel to think what you think?

If we are choosy about what we eat, who we hang out with, how we dress, what we read, how we take care of our bodies, then why wouldn’t we be choosy about what we think?

When you choose your thoughts from a place of awareness and consciousness, you pave the way for choosing your life.

It’s not about being perfect or fitting into some preconceived ideal of what it means to be spiritual or evolved . . . but it is about committing to being aware of how you are choosing to feel and what you are choosing to think.

It is about being you, loving you and doing what feels right to you.

It’s NOT about spending your life trying to make everyone else happy, or being overly concerned about what they think about you.

Trust me . . . you won’t succeed at pleasing everyone, so you might as well start with pleasing you.

Choose thoughts that line up with the love you desire, the radiant health you want and the success and abundance you deserve.

Think it and feel it first, then just surrender and allow.

xoo (that’s one kiss and two hugs)

Carrie