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The Only Way Out Is Through

Yoga is not a work-out, it is a work-in. And this is the point of spiritual practice; to make us teachable; to open up our hearts and focus our awareness so that we can know what we already know and be who we already are.
I have limited mobility in parts of my body, however with my practice I honor the place in which the whole universe resides.
I honor the place of love, light and peace.
When I am in that place I am at peace.
NAMASTE 🙏

Photography Jessica Cirz for BELLA Magazine’s 2022 Mind, Body + Spirit Issue

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4 Affirmations to Help You Shift the Energy in Your Life and Business

“My job sucks.” “The economy is terrible.” “I haven’t made a sale in weeks.”

If you can relate to even 1 of these statements, I am sorry to say but you have probably become a victim of your own negative thinking.

Have you ever considered that maybe the only thing stopping you from having a life and business you love is precisely that, negative thinking?

Truth: It’s not the lack of resources or the ‘uncool’ mom you had as a kid or the other excuses we use to justify for not having the life we want.

We all have reasons to feel bad at any time during our day. I get it, circumstances change for better or for worse in a flow of events. And naturally, we react to those circumstances just as we’ve been taught to by our families and friends.

So does how we react to any given situation matter? Your reaction is energy and energy is everything.

Everything you see, sit on, feel -the sun on your face, your kid’s laughter, your morning jog, prayer, a kiss…it is all source energy, source energy is where everything and everyone originated.

You are made up of this same energy. Its frequency can be raised or lowered according to your thoughts, feelings and beliefs. Therefore, the frequencies you send out attract similar frequencies. What you put out, you receive…ring a bell?

Each of us has an energy sequence: negative on the bottom and positive on top.

Positive energy includes:

  1. Our brilliance,
  2. Goodness,
  3. Divinity,
  4. Inspiration,
  5. Love, passion,
  6. Optimism,
  7. Happiness and
  8. Joy (our connectedness).

Negative energy includes:

  1. Anger,
  2. Depression,
  3. Sadness,
  4. Guilt,
  5. Pessimism,
  6. Sense of lack -not just from others, but from our source energy.

We go up and down on this energy sequence everyday, depending on our circumstances. We may think or say, “If only I had X, I could be or do X.” And the ultimate joke is that if we ‘get happy,’ our circumstances will change to meet us. Not so much.

Moving up on your energy sequence by shifting your energy to a higher frequency and opening up to source energy connects you to your inspiration, spirituality and goodness. It has the power to change your life immediately!

From the low end of your energy sequence you can’t even think about doing things you love, let alone muster up the energy to go out and find it.

From the high-end of your energy sequence, you’ll get new ideas, tap into your light and inspiration, connect with the people you need to see, and get into the flow of positive energy that guides you through ‘a good day’ and therefore ‘a good life.’

So, how do you flip the funk?

The first step is catching yourself. Then, you redirect your thoughts. Use positive affirmations every time you notice yourself thinking negatively. I personally love these:

  1. I am.
  2. My life is abundant.
  3. Wonderful opportunities are coming into my life today.
  4. Today is a great day because I opened my eyes.

I am pretty notorious for using humor to approach difficult situations. It’s something I learned from my father and incredibly, my children have picked up on it too. Humor is also a very effective way to raise your energy sequence, therefore making you better able to respond to any situation.

I know it sounds easier said than done, but I promise you, these small shifts will help elevate you. Remember, YOU and only YOU are responsible for the energy you bring into your life and your business.

Here’s to living fabulously Chica!

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The Bullshit Of Busy: The Truth Is You Can’t Have It All

Have you ever wondered?

It’s fair then to conclude that we’ve bought into the idea that we should always be busy. We’ve also bought into the idea that when we’re not busy, we should be socializing or catching up on the news. I call bullshit!

Do you have a question? Let’s connect, leave me a comment below!

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10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before 2022

A new year is upon us…and what a year we’ve had!

Have you taken a moment to think about the year that has passed?

Here are 10 questions to help you get started.

  1. Am I happy with where I am at with my life right now?
  2. What am I passionate about? What am I doing to pursue my passion?
  3. Who and what things are weighing me down that I need to get rid of? How will I do it?
  4. What do I need to forgive myself for?
  5. When did I feel most alive this year?
  6. What was sacred about that moment?
  7. What do I want to let go of?
  8. What do I want to dedicate 2021 to?
  9. What did I learn about myself in 2021?
  10. 10.  What did 2020 represent to me in my path?

You can also Download 10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before 2022, HERE!

I hope this serves you, until next time Chica.

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Joy Is Your Birthright

It’s time you realized that you have something in you more powerful + miraculous than the things that affect you. The most addictive + useless drug you’ll taste is called “comfort”. Try to remember that this moment is not your life, it’s just a moment in your life.
Joy is your birthright. Claim it. Choose it consciously. Align with it + it will be yours.
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BELLA Magazine: Mind, Body + Spirity Issue, 2022

As many things do in my life + biz, the concept of this issue came to me in a dream … it is a very personal edition of BELLA Magazine because it explores topics highlighted as featured stories that cover the Mind, Body + Spirit ✨ we’ve never done that before ✨
It is also a tribute to my father + his influence on my unwavering faith 🙌🏽
I couldn’t be prouder of this beautiful masterpiece graced by Gabby Bernstein, a New York Times Bestselling author, motivational speaker, spiritual leader, and podcast host … you’ll also read about the impact Kelly Gores is making through her powerful film Heal Documentary + Sarah Jakes Roberts through her spiritual journey + speaking 💛
My heart is literally on every page of this very special issue, preorder your copy now at www.ShopBellaMag.com 🦋
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Tune In to the Life of Your Dreams

Funny how our subconscious finds its way into our lives … yearnings, dreams, desires… they won’t let you go until you at least acknowledge them. The choice to take action is of course always yours.

 

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Even when things seem crazy, I pursue them if just to know that at least I gave it a shot…I have formal training in art, design, photography -among other skills I’ve pursued in my life 👩🏻‍🏫 a few months ago I had this pull to buy drawing materials… while working on our upcoming Mind, Body + Spirit issue, I had an epiphany yesterday morning about how the small steps I’ve been taking, on a whim or by gut feeling, have lead me to fully understand why I needed to create + direct this issue in the way it has been.
Transformation is a magical process.
I’ll share more on that when more is ready + for now I’ll leave you with this: The life of your dreams is possible. All you have to do is listen within ✨
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Breaking Through My Comfort Zone

Worked on something really special with this girl today 💛 my belief in BELLA’s next issue is beyond anything I’ve experienced in trusting this journey 🙌🏽 can’t wait to share it all with you 📸

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When Choosing Your Life Partner

Your life partner is a massive decision in your life. Make sure you are with someone who brings you peace, is happy when you win, pushes you to grow, + takes responsibility for his/her actions.
Our marriage isn’t perfect + because we’ve been through 💩 I can say we’re good 🥰 Thanks Papi 💛
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Run Your Own Race

“The way you step up your game is not to worry about the other guy in any situation, because you can’t control the other guy. You only have control over yourself. So it’s like running a race. The energy that it takes to look back and see where the other guys are takes energy away from you. And if they’re too close, it scares you. So, that’s what I would say to my team all the time: Don’t waste your time in the race looking back to see where the other guy is or what the other guy is doing. It’s not about the other guy. It’s about what you can do. You just need to run that race as hard as you can. You need to give it everything you’ve got, all the time, for yourself.” Oprah Winfrey