Believe in your own Power.

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There was a theme to my day yesterday. It had to do with Power. We are all incredibly powerful beings. We own our own Power. We have the Power within us to take control of our own lives and make them what we want.

But we forget that. All the time. We forget that it’s up to us to create our own lives. And, unfortunately, we let others dictate how we feel at any given time. We give someone else the Power to dictate how we feel about a situation, or another person, or even ourselves. We give someone else the Power to dictate what we do or don’t do, or where we go or don’t go. Why?

Because we don’t believe in our own Power.

In today’s society, we’re taught to be Victims. We’re taught that everything bad that happens to us was caused by someone else. And the good things that happen to us are just luck, or happen because someone else decides to throw us a bone. We’re taught that we have no say in anything and that we are, in fact, Victims in this Universe. So, when something bad happens, you see people looking for someone else to fix the problem. You see people looking for someone other than themselves to blame. What we often don’t see is people taking their Power in to their own hands and creating the world they want.

Think about it. If you’re feeling bad about something that someone else did, and you’re blaming that person for making you feel bad, who has the Power? If you’re in a bad situation and you’re waiting for someone to come make it better, who has the Power? If you’re watching the news complaining about all the bad things that presidential candidate is going to do, who has the Power?

What if, instead of looking outside ourselves to make our lives better, we looked within. What if we said, “Okay, clearly, this is what I don’t want in my life. So, what is it that I do want in my life?” And then, what if we turned in that direction and

Believed in our own Power.

In Munay…

K.I.S.S.

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K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Sweetie. (Those that know that phrase know that the last ‘S’ usually stands for ‘stupid’ but that’s just mean and negative so we’re going with ‘Sweetie.’) So I get that all this Law of Attraction stuff is intense, and there is a lot to remember….. Like attracts like; I get what I focus on; I have to lead with my feelings; I want to vibrate at a high level; the Universe doesn’t understand ‘no’ and ‘don’t’; I have to let go and believe; I can’t come down to another’s level to help them; I have to be patient; We all project……It’s a lot.

So let’s just keep it simple. Your purpose in life is Joy. The reason you are here is to be Joyful and help expand this Universe. Now, I know that Oprah would probably disagree with me saying that you have to find your Purpose. And that Purpose will usually involve trying to save the world, etc. I disagree. That may be your Destiny, but….

Your Purpose in life is Joy.

If you hold on to one thing about the Law of Attraction, it should be to just get happy. To find Joy in everything you do. Even if what’s happening is not Joyful, find a piece of Joy. Walk away, pet a dog, listen to a song, take a nap. Just find some Joy. Yes, you may be destined for something amazing. It may be your Destiny to cure some crazy disease, or to create great infrastructure in third world countries, or to end world hunger. BUT, you’ll never find that Destiny if you don’t live your Purpose. So, find the Joy.

It’s that simple.

In Munay…

Stand in the center.

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As a Shaman, I’ve been taught to ‘Stand in the center of my Mesa.’ For those of you whom have never been to a Shaman, the Mesa is the Shaman’s medicine bag. It holds the Shaman’s Kuyas or medicine stones. The Mesa is built through a series of teachings that involve seeing from the four directions, South, West, North, and East. So, by the end of your initial studies as a Shaman you learn to see through all four of these directions. And you ultimately learn to stand in the center of your Mesa. In other words….

You find the balance.

And from that point on, you look to find the balance in all things. As I continue both my Shamanic practice and study and my Law of Attraction practice and study, I find that they are the same. You just want to find that place of peace and balance and the solidity of the center.

Now, I hear you saying, “What the hell are you talking about?”

As humans, we react. When someone says or does something, we tend to just react. We don’t take that moment to drop in and see how best to respond. We don’t take that moment to see where to respond from. We may react out of defensiveness, or fear, or anger, or hatred even. In other words, we respond from a corner, from a place of unbalance. We don’t respond from the center.

But what if we took just a second to find that center. What if we found that center and saw that maybe what that person said or did was coming from a place of fear or anger on THEIR part, and it actually had nothing to do with us? Wouldn’t coming from a place of personal balance take the sting out of the things we see and hear? And, if we ourselves didn’t respond from a place of ‘unbalance,’ wouldn’t the drama of the situation simply dissolve? And, if that drama dissolved, wouldn’t there be less negativity surrounding us?

The other day I caught a bit of the movie “National Treasure Book of Secrets.” The one with Nicholas Cage? There’s that one scene when they’re underground on this giant slab suspended in the air at just one point in the center. There are four people on it and they have to each either stay in their corners or stay together in the middle for the big slab not to dump them. Put yourself on that slab. If it’s just you, in order not do get dumped into oblivion….

Where should you be standing?

In Munay…

You can’t get sick enough to make someone else well.

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Yep, you can’t get sick enough to make someone else well. You also can’t get poor enough to help someone thrive, or weak enough to help someone find the strength. As Abraham says,

You only ever uplift from your position of strength and clarity and alignment.

As humans, we feel bad for being happy about what we have. We’re out with a friend and they start complaining about never having enough money. We, on the other hand are thriving. But instead of ‘uplifting,’ we drop down and wallow in the lack with our friend. “Oh, I know. We’re in a recession. I just got a HUGE bill for _____ and don’t know how I’m going to pay it!” Even if that’s not really happening in our life, we say it because we don’t want that friend to think we’re shoving it in their face, or bragging, or just being mean. So we get as poor as they feel in an attempt to help them feel better.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. It doesn’t help them. It actually hurts them and it hurts us. Instead of helping them shift and raise their vibration up to meet ours, we drop down. And by dropping down, we bring ourselves the same lack. And now it’s double lack. Theirs and ours. Now, neither of us is going to thrive. You can’t get poor enough to help someone else get rich…

But you can help them shift.

How about the next time someone starts complaining about how sick they are, or how little money they have, you lift them up instead of getting sick or poor with them? Why not talk to them about shifting their thinking? Why not share your success stories with them? Why not teach them how? Why not take them along for the ride? After all…

You can be healthy enough to help make someone else well.

In Munay…

I can appreciate that…

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Joy, Love, Appreciation. Those are all at the very tippity top of the Emotional Scale that we all…knowingly or unknowingly…follow. Fear, Grief, Depression, Despair. Now those all land and the very bottom of the Emotional Scale. The Emotional Scale that dictates what we manifest. The Scale that basically runs our lives. I’ve no doubt said this before, but obviously you want to be hanging around with the emotions at the higher end of this Scale as opposed to the ones at the lower end.

So, since it’s a brand new month and all, I thought I’d throw out a little challenge for you. For just one day, I want you to try and APPRECIATE as many things as you possibly can. All day. (I know some of you prefer the word Gratitude. That doesn’t work for me, but if it does for you, fine, use that.) So, right now, sitting at your computer, or on your phone, or your tablet, I want you to look around you and take stock of all the things you can appreciate. Now I know some of you might be having a hard time lately and can’t seem to find anything to appreciate or be happy about, but that’s kind of the point. Do it anyway. Find something and say…

I appreciate _____.

Here, I’ll help. I appreciate that it’s not quite as oppressively hot outside today. I appreciate that I have a glass of yummy coconut water in front of me. I appreciate that I’m kind of tired because I had a great day with friends yesterday. I appreciate that my dog is lying next to me and loves me no matter what. I appreciate that I have this computer in front of me to type on. I appreciate that the words are coming to me easily this morning. I appreciate that there was a ripe avocado in the fridge for me to eat this morning.

See, the things you appreciate don’t even have to be big things! They can be everyday little things. What I want you to feel is how they shift your mood. Even if you’re facing something really bad, I ask you to find something to appreciate. Is it the air you’re breathing? Alright! Is it the fact that you woke up? Cool! Is it that someone you dislike at the office called in sick? So be it.

Now I want you to continue to appreciate things all day. And just watch and see what happens. Watch and see what other things, or people, or opportunities you’ll appreciate start to show up. Watch and see how the people around you start to brighten up too.

See, it’s really your choice. Do you want to hang out at the low end or the high end? High end?

I can appreciate that.

In Munay…