How Did I Get Here?

Lighthouse

Where do you live?

Did you CHOOSE to live there? Or did you just end up there for a job or family?

Do you love where you live? Does it feel like this location supports you in finding love, joy, balance, fulfillment, success?

Do you love the climate? The views? The people?

Do you feel a sense of belonging and community?

Do you think you’ll be there forever? Are you ready to move? Have you even thought about where you would go?

How DO we end up in a place? How would your life be different if you lived somewhere else?

How do I know WHEN it’s TIME to move on and start over?

Do any of these questions ever cross YOUR mind? Share below, I’d love to hear from you!

I’m thinking San Diego…

Whose Rules Are You Following?

Breaking-FreeI just realized that I was holding myself back by believing a rule I’d made up.

Not sure where it came from or why. But recognizing that I believed it was a big AHA! If I continue to believe it I will continue to struggle. If I DON’T believe it, many more options are available to me.

Is it true? No

Are there consequences of any kind for not following it? No.

Must I continue to believe it and follow it? No.

So as of this moment I am letting it go.

Now, THAT’S FREEDOM, Baby!

Have you reviewed the rules you follow lately?

Could it be that simple?

QMC Max view

Like many, I’ve been pondering my purpose all my life.

For a number of years I have known that helping others discover their purpose, embody their gifts and empower their lives is a significant piece of what I’m meant to be doing. And yet I have struggled to articulate my deepest, driving WHY. What is the lesson I am here to learn? What is the core of the message I am here to share?

For a number of months I have been working with an amazing coach one-on-one. Thanks to her unconditional support, encouragement, wisdom and compassion, in every conversation another story or limiting belief is faced, fought, dissected and released. Layers of fear and doubt, questions of worth and ability, story after story debunked.

And, oh! The revelations. Recently identified pieces of the puzzle falling into place, revealing the source of my stories. And, oh! The messages from The Universe. In yoga class and Five Rhythms practice, on flyers and magazine covers, out of the mouths of friends and strangers: Let go of everything that is holding you back! Get ready for your break through!

And there it was. Dropping into my consciousness during Shivasana at the end of a gentle yoga class…what if my purpose in this lifetime is to ACCEPT MYSELF AS I AM?

That’s it. Let go of a lifetime of judgment and criticism. Fire that brutal inner critic. Stop worrying about finding some deeper, more meaningful way of impacting the world. Turn off the message that says I must change how I am if I am ever to be happy/successful/productive.

Embrace the simplicity. Embrace me.

My lesson to embody in THIS lifetime is to accept, love and celebrate myself as I am, who I am, here and now, in THIS moment.

What is YOUR purpose? YOUR lesson to learn?