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balance and being human: a new series on the balance blog
The intention of this blog is to be a resource for support.
You are a spiritual being having a human experience and sometimes that experience is painful and uncomfortable.
Being spiritual doesn’t mean you are immune to experiencing a life crisis or the emotions that flood in during and after the crisis.
You or someone you know, may be moving through the loss of an animal, friends and family transitioning, experiencing illness, and personal loss, which may include: job, relationship, home, bodily injury.
Spiritual awakening invites us to both connect deeply with others and grow as individuals. Most of us underestimate how deeply connected we are to one another. We've all experienced overwhelming emotions and grief.
Feeling emotions like, anger, guilt and shame, to name a few, doesn't make you a positive or negative person, or any less spiritual- it makes you human.
Balance consciousness is all the aspects of self-acceptance as you move through the human experience.
This week's question: "are there balance practices i can apply to times of transition?"
It's tough enough to navigate the depths of the situation you're experiencing or someone you care about is experiencing, so let's keep things simple. I love simple reflective questions that gently nudge your spirit. Curiosity keeps us mindful and open to new perspectives.
Here are a few reflective questions and simple balance practices you can apply to times of transition:
1. am i breathing?
I think it's important to notice your breath. Many people unknowingly hold their breath when they feel anxious or overwhelmed. The simple practice of focusing more on your breath can support the body and calm the mind during times of transition.
Click here so I can share 6 breathing exercises for hard times
2. AM I WITHHOLDING COMPASSION?
Dealing with challenging life experiences while being mindful of the law of attraction has been a common theme lately.
Are you struggling with embracing painful emotions because you're afraid of attracting more pain? You're not alone, so let's talk about this common belief regarding the law of attraction.
The law of attraction responds to your intentions. Allow yourself room to embrace ALL your feelings by setting a clear intention to embody self-compassion.
During the most challenging and painful times in my life, I've attracted kind and compassionate people into my life while feeling my feelings.
Raising your vibration is not about avoiding painful emotions, just like the law of attraction is not about withholding compassion from yourself. Loving the parts of you that are struggling the most is a beautiful way to raise your vibration during times of transition.
You are a beautiful soul and every human part of you is lovable!
3. HOW WOULD I LIKE TO RECEIVE SUPPORT?
Not everyone feels like they have a strong support system even if they have family members or friends who offer to be a support in times of transition.
If you don't feel comfortable talking to your family or friends, consider talking to a coach, therapist, or spiritual counselor.
As you move through this time of transition, one balance practice is to be intentional about how you want to receive support. If you google "grief support", for example, the number of options may feel overwhelming. Narrow down your search. Do you prefer phone support? Group support? Online support?
Once you are clear about what works best for your needs, it's easier to integrate support into your life.
Remember, there's no need to push yourself too quickly as you move through your emotions.
Give yourself lots of grace and space.
Each post in the series will be tagged "Balance and Being Human". If you have a question, please share in the comments :)
Sending you lots of love!
TAKE THESE STEPS TO STAY MOTIVATED WHILE BUILDING A SPIRITUAL BUSINESS
Welcome! I am so grateful the universe led you here.
In this week's post, we're exploring the simple conscious steps you can take to stay motivated while building your spiritual business.
Step 1: embrace the journey
When things aren't moving as fast as you would like, feeling discouraged is understandable.
When the destination is:
You may also be:
Embracing change-when change feels scary and uncomfortable.
Embracing transition -honoring a loved one.
Embracing forgiveness-accepting an invitation to heal.
Are you allowing time to feel and heal? Are you giving yourself the space to embrace?
In the process of building your business, you're also nurturing your relationship with yourself.
Have you put off taking breaks? Are you pushing past important messages from your body?
If so, what you're feeling could be a sign of burn-out. Give yourself permission to enjoy the journey without waiting until you see the "destination" results.
Embracing the journey:
There will always be new goals (destinations) and milestones to celebrate on your journey, how will you treat yourself along the way?
STEP 2: Be open to receive
Spiritual entrepreneurs give and give and give because we love serving and supporting others, which is great when we're giving from a full cup. When we're not honoring our boundaries or allowing ourselves to receive, staying motivated takes a lot of energy.
Abundance exists within you
Sometimes the challenge is feeling abundance especially when there's a worthiness story attached.
It's much easier to stay motivated when you feel the energy of abundance within you.
Here's a 1-minute Heart Chakra Meditation to help you connect to the energy of abundance.
Heart Chakra Mediation:
STEP 3: Declutter your space
Everything is energy. If your space feels physically and energetically cluttered, the simplest tasks can feel exhausting.
I've created a Pinterest board filled with some of my favorite declutter tips.
5 ways to declutter your space and raise your vibe:
Notice the mindset and vibration shifts that occur as your energy feels lighter.
step 4: be a beginner
Sometimes you need to shake up your routine and learn something fresh and new. I recently challenged myself to learn 10 things completely outside of my area of expertise. I'm currently checking out podcasts, blogs and books about water sports. It's been a motivating, refreshing and exciting journey so far, and I highly encourage you to dive in.
Take the challenge with me!
I love this list of 101 hobbies to get you started.
Remember to send love to your whole self. You're not alone on your journey.
5 BALANCE SUPPORTING PRACTICES FOR STAY-AT-HOME MOMS BUILDING A PSYCHIC BUSINESs
Let's dive right into balance supporting practices to nurture your spirit as you nurture your business.
Be your first client of the day
You are the first client of the day, start your day with a balance ritual that lights you up.
A simple balance ritual:
Example: "Today, I allow Spirit to flow through me, I FULLY accept myself as I AM."
If you're still half-asleep making bottles or chasing a toddler, you can choose a song that gives you goose bumps or find a mantra that resonates with you on YOUTUBE. Toddlers love a good dance party!
Remember, self-compassion is NOT dependent upon your monthly revenue. Whether you have 1 client or 1,000 clients, practice setting an intention for the day. Send love to your whole self the moment you open your beautiful eyes.
Create space to be yourself
You have the freedom to manifest the life you want.
This is YOUR business. Do what's comfortable for you and your ideal clients.
I'm a girl who loves Batman T-shirts. My clients know, pajamas are always welcome.
Say what? Yes-girl-yes!
My clients are super relieved they don't have to get camera-ready or apologize if their baby is crying or their dog is barking in a middle of a session. Clients are always welcome to come as they are.
Embrace play time with a child-like spirit.
Balance Supporting Tips:
SET office hours THAT WORK BEST FOR YOUR UNIQUE FAMILY
If you need help with creating a self-care plan that honors your boundaries (read this post) .
Just like your business is unique, your family is unique.
Maybe you prefer to offer readings at night, early in the morning, or around your child's nap schedule.
There's no rule that says you must work between nine and five.
Offering online readings provides a lot of flexibility for you to choose a schedule that works best for you and your unique family.
Balance supporting tips:
Connect with other mompreneurs
Working from home can feel lonely and isolating. Many social media platforms offer private groups for spiritual entrepreneurs. Trust your intuition as you reach out to other moms. What common interests do you share outside of business? You can also check out local meetup groups if you're craving off-line connections.
stay in the present moment
You have readings to prepare for, the laundry is piling up, dinner needs to be cooked, diapers need to be changed and you're stepping on toys, OUCH! Take a moment to respond to yourself in a curious & loving way.
Be gentle with yourself
Instead of beating yourself up about the laundry, get curious about your expectations as you peel back the layers of overwhelm in a loving way.
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How to release parent guilt and what every entrepreneur needs to know about balance.
We all know how torturous parent guilt can be. Parent guilt is multi-layered and surfaces for a lot of reasons. In this post, you'll learn some practical methods to release parent guilt by unraveling the 3 most common inner stories behind parent guilt. You'll also learn my favorite practices and transformational tools for connecting to balance when parent guilt surfaces.
parent guilt story: "i'm not doing enough"...
When parent guilt sounds like:
"I'm not doing enough, I should be doing more."
Have you ever heard working and parenting feels like a "balancing act"? The parent guilt story that says, "I'm not doing enough" can be a major contributor to the belief balance is like an act.
How to release the balancing act story
Play with the idea of what "doing enough" should look like. Your mind will create Oscar-worthy scenes and conversations based on everyone perfectly playing their roles. When life doesn't measure up to unrealistic expectations, every thought tells a balancing act story. For entrepreneurs raising kids, it's important to challenge those, "I'm not doing enough" stories.
Connecting to Balance Energy
Here's a super simple practice that I find liberating:
Spend a couple of minutes centering your breath and body. Shift your awareness from your mind into your heart. Gently touching your heart center, feel your breath coming from your heart as you appreciate your family. Begin to feel compassion and gratitude for the way your family is unique.
Parent guilt story: "I'm missing out"...
When parent guilt sounds like:
"I'm missing out on important life events."
4 ways to release the belief you're missing out:
Connecting to balance energy
Parent guilt story: "I don't want my kids to feel like I did"...
When parent guilt sounds like:
"I don't want my kids to feel like I did as a kid."
We want our kids to know in the deepest parts of their souls, how much they're loved. This parent guilt story is often paired with another story:
"I just want my kids to have a better life than I had."
When the parent guilt stories remind us of the pain we felt as a child, the internal pressure can drive us to question every parental decision we make or don't make. Many parents hold themselves hostage by walking on egg shells to avoid "upsetting" their kids out of fear of repeating painful childhood patterns.
I've found the best way to relieve the internal pressure is to invite self-compassion stories into your daily life.
How often do we, as parents, flip the internal script? When these guilt stories show up, it's an opportunity to embrace our healing journey with self-compassion.
What entrepreneurs raising children need to know:
How many important life lessons have you learned on your entrepreneurial journey? If you've never thought about how you model personal, professional and spiritual growth to your kids, it's about time you do.
Here are 4 of the valuable life lessons you model as an entrepreneur:
1. "I have the tools to handle challenges" When challenges show up in your business, you model that everything is “figureoutable”. You also model our internal happiness does not have to be dependent on our external circumstances.
2. "It's okay to express my emotions and ask for support." When you're asked why you can't attend an event and parent guilt surfaces, remind yourself how you model expressing emotions freely is ok. Your child might express sadness or anger and that's okay.
3. "I can change my inner stories". When you practice self-compassion, you model it for your kids.
4. "I'm human". We're all learning and growing. Our life experiences support our growth and remind us we're spiritual beings having a human experience.
These are just a few life lessons you're modeling. I encourage you to reflect on more life lessons.
If you have a life lesson that you'd like to share with other parents please leave a comment below. 💓
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