Inspiration to help you find your own way
Inspiration to help you find your own way
Everyone encounters distractions in their life. For some, this is a normal way of living; spending days, months, even years distracted from a greater Truth.
Those of us on a conscious path of spiritual development know that external circumstances are only a reflection of our inner reality and quality of relationship to Source perspective. We know we can use our attitude, placement of attention, and vision to harness spiritual energy and create a new realty based in a higher Truth.
As we move further into an enlightened state, however, something attempts to interfere and throws us out of balance. Some say it’s the ego’s attempt at maintaining control. Others say it’s the mind and body attached to unhealthy patterns resulting in a repetition of negative drama. I see it as a combination of all of these. We have a choice. We can get lost in reactivity and fill ourselves with worry, doubt and frustration, or we can see these obstacles for what they are ~ mere distractions.
Managing Distractions on the Spiritual Path As we embody higher and lighter vibrations of our true spiritual essence, our inner shadow aspects rise to the surface in order to receive the healing salve of self-love and acceptance. This, in itself, can be distracting. Add to this the typical indications of change we experience as we grow and evolve, and we become vulnerable to outside influences. Someone’s trivial grievance towards us feels like outrage. Money or health issues building up become overwhelming. Gossip pulls at us from every direction. These are signs that it’s time to stop, breathe, and turn inward in order to reconnect to our higher self and Source perspective.
Helpful Suggestions for Avoiding Spiritual Path Distractions Recognize the distractions. What typically distracts you? Do you get caught in power struggles, control games, worrying, caretaking others, complaining, people pleasing, or solving problems that don’t yet exist? When you bring awareness to your common distractions they will have less power over you.
See it for what it is. As soon as you catch yourself reacting, over analyzing, dramatizing, fantasizing, complaining or whatever it is you do to distract yourself, see it for what it is. Move into your higher-self perspective where you simply observe your thoughts, emotions, and behavior without judgment. Accept what is happening and remind yourself that it is just a distraction which will diminish as you withdraw your energy from it.
Find your humor. We often get serious with distractions thus giving them more power. Have a good laugh at yourself, the situation and anyone else involved. This will help you move out of your resistance and come back to your spiritual connection.
Focus on your higher purpose. As you go through your day, ask yourself what’s most important. Define your purpose for the day and stay focused on that. Let distractions move into the background from your highest purpose.
Spend time in silence. The external world can be very distracting. If we spend too much time focused on it, we start believing that it has power over us and forget that we create it through our inner world – thoughts, expectations, vision and vibration. Take time, each day, to connect to your higher-self and the Source of all life. Use meditation, contemplation, time in nature or whatever supports you to be with your Genuine Self in the current of Love.
Would you like guidance in managing the distractions that seem to be keeping you from your highest purpose? Contact Cheryl today for an appointment to discuss a plan tailored to your specific experience and needs. She can be reached at (480) 518-3660 or CherylBourget@gmail.com
One key to a successful and fulfilling life is balancing your masculine and feminine energies. If you take a look at your typical day, you’ll probably notice there are times when you’re very action oriented. At other times, you’ll notice you’re not really doing much of anything, but instead, you’re simply being.
These two activities – doing and being – are the physical expression of the masculine and feminine energies. One is motion and momentum oriented, the other is stillness and feeling oriented. One is the creating and making energy. The other energy allows the creation to manifest by holding the fertile space. These terms have nothing to do with gender. Everyone, whether male or female, is composed of both energies.
Masculine energy is assertive and action oriented. It’s the energy you use to go out into the world and get things done. You might also consider this your powerful energy. It’s focused, persistent and aggressive. This energy seeks to penetrate the world and make things happen. We tend to associate this energy with the personality or the ego.
Feminine energy is passive, vulnerable, and trusting. It’s the energy you use when you attract, magnetize or allow things into your life. It’s “be-ing” oriented rather than doing oriented. When expressing this energy, we tend to reach a deeper, more spiritual place. We tend to associate this energy with the soul.
If you’re like most people, you probably lean more toward one or the other. In fact, our culture places a premium on the masculine energy. Most of us are taught that we should be doing, accomplishing and producing something almost constantly.
We admire people who seem to get a lot done and sometimes judge ourselves if we can’t measure up to their accomplishments. The problem, of course, with doing and accomplishing so much is we end up ignoring the opposite part of ourselves – our soul, our spiritual essence.
When our masculine energy is tipping the scales, we may be very successful in the world. However, it’s difficult to find a place of fulfillment, satisfaction and contentment. No sooner do we complete one task, then we’re off to the next thing without taking time to nurture our souls.
On the other hand, if you’re more out of balance toward the feminine energy, you may have trouble focusing and following through on your ideas with action. In more extreme cases, you may even have trouble handling the challenges of the physical world, including making a living and managing money effectively.
When dwelling in an excess of feminine energy, you may experience difficulty taking charge of your direction. When you’re in a state of accepting whatever the world wants to throw your way, you may find your life being more controlled by others than yourself.
As I mentioned initially, one key to a successful and fulfilling life is balancing these two primary energies. Set yourself up for a success and fulfillment by bringing your masculine and feminine energies into balance. To identify the status of your masculine feminine balance, click on the assessment tool below:
Masculine-Feminine Energy Balance Assessment
For your FREE thirty-minute consult to review your results call 480-518-3660 or email me at CherylBourget@gmail.com.
My bet is, at this moment, you desire something about your life to be different. And, if you were to take a few minutes to reflect on key areas of your life, you would see that you are out of balance. The imbalance is your Spirit’s way of letting you know that YOU want change.
You see, as humans, we need to have all dimensions of our existence satisfied. When we ignore one or more dimensions, we create an imbalance in our flow of energy which, in turn, disrupts our overall flow. The disruption in flow halts satisfaction, thereby causing frustration and self-doubt. This is usually why my clients experience a great flow of – new ideas, clients, money, or harmonious relationships – and then, one day, realize it has stopped. They call and ask, “What did I do wrong?” They are confused, discouraged, and vibrating in the frequency of old fears and patterns. Self-doubt sets in and they are then forced to go back to the drawing board. They have not done anything “wrong”, per se. However, they have become caught up in one aspect of life, meanwhile neglecting to check-in with the remaining aspects of who they are. They have temporarily forgotten the benefit of giving and receiving in ALL areas of their life! Managing our energy distribution is essential to managing our mindset and experiencing continual and satisfying change.
There is a simple solution to this bump in your energy flow. I am providing you with a Balance Wheel assessment. The wheel highlights nine areas of creating that serves most folk’s in connecting to their Spirit and expressing their unique personality. It will help you to identify which area of your life needs your immediate attention.
Here’s an example. A person who feels stress in their finances and is very focused on that piece of the pie will often learn that they are also out of balance in the area of exercise (physical). They may not be able to make the change they desire with their finances in this red hot moment, but they can start taking baby steps in making change with their health or fitness. They may even feel inspired to take a class or workshop that will help sharpen their focus and make beneficial social connections. The bonus is, once they shift the focus and begin moving their overall energy again, all areas of their life will begin to flow and feel better, thereby allowing them to achieve the results they want!
Now is the time to assess your energy flow and devise a plan to bring yourself into balance. Click on the Balance Wheel link below and take the assessment. For your FREE thirty-minute consult to review your results call 480-518-3660 or email me at CherylBourget@gmail.com
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