Reason #2 Why It’s Hard to Find Your Passion

Too much loss can make you lose faith in life, making finding your passion seem pointless

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It can be hard to find your passion if you have little or no faith in life.

If doubt and disbelief arise when you think about finding and pursuing a passion, chances are you feel too betrayed by life to risk taking a chance one more time.

It’s not your fault

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If you’re like most people, you have experienced loss and suffering time and time again.

To avoid further disappointment, you gave up hoping for anything better.

Closing the door on hope is a normal self-protective practice – until it shrivels your soul and you trudge through your days with nothing fun or good to look forward to.

So, if you can’t find your passion, it may be because you’re afraid to believe again – which is understandable, given your past experiences.

Yet, without passion … without a joyful reason to get up in the morning … you are only going through the motions of living. You are half alive.

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Here’s the bottom line

If you want to find your passion, you need to find a reason to believe again.

If you’re like most people, you feel betrayed by life because things haven’t always gone your way – therefore, you cannot trust life.

This line of reasoning only proves the shortcomings of logic, because it overlooks the bigger picture:

Life is a dynamic process, always on the move. Our planet hurtles through space at more than 500,000 miles per hour.

To expect that life will always go in the direction you want is to invite disappointment.

Instead of declaring life to be bad and wrong because it hasn’t followed your game plan, consider revising your game plan to include faith that whatever happens, you will handle it somehow.

It stands to reason because you’ve handled everything life has brought you, so far. The fact that you are breathing in and out proves that you are strong and smart and brave and lucky, for many people have not lived to see the age you are right now.

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Want some healings around this?

Would you like Infinite Love to heal the wounds of disappointment, despair and desperation you have suffered?

Would you like to understand that what felt like rejections were truly protections, in ways that make sense to you?

Would you like your Higher Power to give you the highest understanding of how to work with Life in the highest, best, most wonderful ways?

Would you like to feel loved and supported by Life now, and going forward?

If you would like these healing downloads, please say “Yes” out loud now.

Imagine rainbow light sparkling through all dimensions of your body, mind, heart, and soul.

Notice how you feel.

Good job! Thank you!

Click here to listen to this healing meditation

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Would you like to find your passion, so you can enjoy more fun and freedom in your life?

It can be hard to step out of the prison of self-protective doubt and disbelief all by yourself.

The good news is, you don’t have to.

Join this month’s FREE “Find Your Passion” Healing Circle to get support in finding your passion and expressing it in ways that fill you with joy.

We meet Tuesday, February 13 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time online and by phone, so you can join us from anywhere in the world … and I would love it if you do.

In our 30-minute guided meditation, you will:

  • Discover your passion so you can experience more freedom, fun and fulfillment right away
  • Gain clarity about your passion, so you can take steps to add more joy to your daily life
  • Connect with the gifts your soul came here to share, so your life takes on greater depth and meaning

If this sounds good to you, click on the link here to register for this free online healing circle.

If you can’t make the live call, go ahead and register anyway so you can get a link to the limited-time replay.

To get the most out of the “Find Your Passion” healing circle, please take a moment to answer the questions on the registration form. Not a requirement – just a suggestion to enrich your experience.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, my dear friend.

May this day bring you many delightful surprises!

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Reason #1 Why It’s Hard to Find Your Passion

If you feel bored or flat most of the time, check this out

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It can be hard to find your passion if nothing arouses your interest for more than five minutes or so.

If you tend to feel bored, flat, or numb most of the time, chances are you’re emotionally shut down.
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It’s not your fault 

If you’re like most people, you have suffered more pain in your life than you can handle.

To survive, you deadened your emotions so you could function in your daily life.

An emotional shutdown is a normal self-protective practice – until it takes over the shop, when that numbness armors you against joy and love, as well as pain because you can’t feel anything.

So, if you can’t find your passion, it may be because you’ve lost touch with your feelings. Strong emotion is what signals –> Your Passion Here <–


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Here’s the bottom line 

If you want to find your passion, you need to reconnect with your emotions.

Naturally, you’re not going to allow yourself to feel anything until you feel safe: Safe to feel; safe to breathe; safe to move around in the world.

If you’re like most people, you have no idea what it feels like to feel safe – which is why feeling your feelings seems so scary, because an emotionally shut-down person figures feelings = pain. Who wants that?

The thing is, your range of emotions also includes love, joy, and peace. None of these blessings can touch you until you awaken your emotions again.

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Want some help with that?

  • Would you like your Higher Power to show you why it is safe for you to feel safe now?
  • Would you like to know what it feels like to feel safe in your body … in your life … in the world around you?
  • Would you like to know why it is safe for you, and safe for others, for you to feel your feelings now?
  • Would you like to know how to confidently handle your feelings now?

If you would like these healing downloads, please say “Yes” out loud now.

Imagine brilliant white light shining down through your crown chakra and filling your body.

Notice how you feel.

Good job! Thank you!

Click here to listen to this healing meditation

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Would you like to experience more healings to help you find your passion?

If so, please join us for the FREE “Find Your Passion” healing circle on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

We meet at 5 p.m. Pacific Time online and by phone, so you can hang out with us from anywhere in the world … and I would love it if you do.

In this 30-minute healing meditation, you will:

  • Discover your passion so you can experience more freedom, fun, and fulfillment right away
  • Gain clarity about your passion so you can take steps to add more joy to your daily life
  • Connect with the gifts your soul came here to share, so your life takes on greater depth and meaning

If you can’t make the live call, sign up anyway so you can get a link to the limited-time replay.

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To get the most out of the “Find Your Passion” healing circle, please take a moment to answer the questions on the registration form. Not a requirement – just a suggestion to enrich your experience.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, my dear friend.
May this month bring all you desire – and more. You deserve it.
In the meantime, wishing you a delightful day!

Awaken to Your Greatness

Let inspiration work its magic on you

The radio wakes me up one morning with Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata.” As I lie in bed, tears of gratitude well up as I drink in this mesmerizing melody.

The gratitude sharpens my awareness of how amazing it is that a composition written in Vienna in 1801 came to be played in Los Angeles in 2018.

So much of the past has vanished into history’s mists, as far beyond the reach of memory as the dinosaurs.

Why does the “Moonlight Sonata” live on, when so many other sonatas have been written and forgotten since then? writing-1043622_1280

How it got handed down to us 

There were no recording devices in 1801. No copying machines. No printers.

Every copy of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 14, later named “Moonlight Sonata,” had to be painstakingly written out by hand.

Then, it had to be passed on to musicians, arrangers, and conductors so it could be played in concert halls, royal courts and fancy parties, before finding its way to private homes, public universities and, eventually, YouTube.

Why go to so much trouble over a little “Moonlight”?

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Majestic music stirs our souls, awakening divine qualities like Greatness in response to the divinity embedded in the song.

The quality of the “Moonlight Sonata” is such that when people hear it, it enters their souls … and they feel this immortal song must be shared, so more hearts can be touched by it.

Over the centuries, there’s no telling how many people this melody has affected, by directly or indirectly inspiring romances, marriage proposals, novels, inventions, paintings, poems, healing touch and heartfelt prayers.

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The power of inspiration

When we feel, hear, or see Greatness, it awakens that quality within us.

We all have the capacity for Greatness.

Inspiration ignites it.

When we allow our Greatness to come out and play, it inspires others to express their genius, as well.

What lights you up?

Whatever inspires you … consider doing it more often.

Let inspiration work its magic on you.

The world needs your gifts. That is why your abilities and talents were given to you; to be shared.

True, it takes courage to share yourself.

Courage deserves appreciation, so …

In gratitude Beethoven

Thank you, Ludwig van Beethoven, for ignoring those who told you that you would never make a penny as a composer.

Thank you for listening to the music inside you that demanded to be expressed so others could hear it. Bless you, for bringing forth the songs your soul sang to you.

Thank you to all the individuals who listened to “Moonlight Sonata” and thought, “Others must hear this,” and made it so.

Thank you to KUSC-FM, which wakes me up every morning with music that makes my heart rejoice.

And thank you, dear reader, for being who you are and doing what you do.

No one can express your unique, precious and irreplaceable gifts better than you.

That is your Greatness. Let it shine forth to bless us all.

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Click here to listen to “Moonlight Sonata”

 

Up, Up and Away

What makes your heart soar?

Young Derek loves Superman comics, movies and TV shows. He’s so crazy about the Man of Steel, he wants to BE Superman.

One of Superman’s coolest powers is that he can fly … so Derek decides he will fly, too.

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He climbs up on the roof, secures his Superman cape (one of Mom’s faded gym towels) and dives into the air, aiming for the big oak tree across the street.

He plops into the hydrangea bush just below his jumping-off point.

Derek’s mother, Susan, glimpses his plunge from the window in her home office. She jumps up and runs into the yard at warp speed to check on her boy.

Susan finds Derek cradled in the bush, more shaken than hurt.

“Honey, what happened? You’re bleeding!”

“I’m the Man of Steel, Mom,” Derek explains. “What’s the big deal about a few scratches? Get me out of here so I can try it again.”

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“Forget it, kiddo. I thought a young man of 7 would have more sense than to jump off a roof, but I guess not.”

Susan checks Derek for bruises and finds none. She extracts him from the bush and sends him into the house to wash, breathing deeply to keep herself from screaming at her son.

“It’s a time-out for you, after you clean up. I want you to think about what you’ve done.”

Moments later, sitting in a corner facing the wall, Derek tries to figure out what went wrong, using one of his real-life superpowers – intelligence.

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“Why didn’t I fly?”

“Is it because I’m a loser, like Tommy said the other day when he beat me up and took my lunch money? No, that’s not it. Tommy is a bully. He’s the loser, not me.

“Is it because I don’t deserve to fly? I don’t see a connection there. What does being deserving have to do with being able to fly?

“Is it because I forgot something? I had everything … no. Wait. I forgot Superman is from Krypton. That’s why he can fly. And I’m from Earth … so … I guess I can’t fly, after all.

“But I want to fly more than anything. I can see myself flying, in my mind. It’s so clear. If I could just draw it, maybe I could …”

“Okay, Derek, time’s up! Did you think about what you did?”

“Yeah, Mom. Do we have anything to draw with, around here?”

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Fast-forward 15 years

Derek sits beaming at his booth at Comic-Con, where hundreds of fans have lined up to meet him – the   world-famous creator of “Dynamic Derek – Boy Genius” comics.

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Much as he loves creating superheroes for DC Comics, his biggest thrill comes from seeing all the boys and girls who love Dynamic Derek.

Knowing he’s inspired them fills Derek with awe and gratitude. It makes his heart soar higher than Superman ever thought of flying.

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Would you like to be like Derek …

Setting aside limiting beliefs like “I’m a loser” or “I’m not worthy,” so you can focus on doing what makes your heart soar?

It can be hard to get out of your own way all by yourself.

The good news is, you don’t have to.

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Come and join this month’s FREE “Fresh Start Healing Circle” to get support in moving forward with clarity and confidence.

In our 30-minute guided meditation, you will:

  • Gently release regrets about the past, while deepening the wisdom you’ve gained
  • Ease your anxiety about the future, so you can take action with confidence and joy
  • Strengthen your self-confidence so you can trust yourself to make good choices as you move forward

Sign up now to get:

  1. Convenient reminders so you won’t miss out
  2. Replay links, so you can gain new insights every time you listen
  3. The power-packed Fresh Start Cheat Sheet, loaded with practical tips you can use right away – or print up and keep handy for when you’re ready to make your move!

Hope to see you there, my dear!

In the meantime, may the New Year bring all you desire – and more! You deserve it.

What makes your heart soar? Please share your thoughts in the comment box below. Thank you!

 

Sending you blessings!

Blessing You in 2018

Why You Can Face 2018 with Confidence

It’s the most natural thing in the world to imagine the New Year will be even more rocky than the old year, when you’re in a “life sucks” state of mind.

If looking ahead with dread makes you feel more prepared for whatever may come in 2018, go for it. Plenty of people prefer to expect the worst, in hopes of avoiding disappointment and the pain of dashed dreams.

Here’s the thing – As a wise man once said, “In life, you don’t get what you want. You get what you expect.” A self-fulfilling prophecy cuts both ways.

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Expect the worst, and you very often get it. Expect the best, and you very often get it.

So, if you prefer to face 2018 with confidence instead of fear, here are some tips to help you make it happen.

Why faith in yourself is justified

  • Did you start something new in 2017?
  • Did you end something that was draining your energy?
  • Did you reach a goal?
  • Did you decide to let someone or something go?
  • Did you jump on an opportunity and ride it out?
  • Did you dodge a bullet?
  • Did you forgive someone?
  • Did you let yourself off the hook from doing something you never wanted to do?
  • Did you give yourself permission to succeed?
  • Did you give yourself permission to fail?
  • Did you make a difference in someone’s life?
  • Did you do something super-fun?

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Whatever happened last year, you have acquired priceless information about what does and does not work for you. About what matters to you, and what doesn’t. About what you value, and what you hold cheap.

This knowledge equips you to make even smarter choices in 2018.

So, now what?

Action Steps

  1. Note your wins. Write down your accomplishments from the past year: the gains; the insights; the healing… The letting go of something unwanted; the overcoming of a challenge; the patient endurance of something that had to be endured; the surrender of the illusion of control over someone or something you can never, ever control.
  2. Savor your victories. Take a moment to re-live and savor the excitement, the relief, or the triumph you felt after each experience. Sometimes, simply surviving an ordeal counts as a victory … over circumstances, and over your own self-doubt.

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3. Recognize you have a lot to be proud of. Consider: Were there any accomplishments you felt sure you would never pull off? And yet, you did pull them off. Congratulations!

4. Light up your brain. Hold each of your shining accomplishments in your mind for a moment, one by one. Imagine gathering them into a glittering bouquet of brilliance.

5. You stepped up before, so you can do it again. Look upon this glowing garland as proof that in 2018, you will be able to be, do and have more than you can imagine right now … just as you did in 2017.

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6. Power it up. Picture yourself placing this light in your heart. Let it guide your steps as you walk into 2018 with confidence and joy.

7. Remember, you never walk alone. Whatever you do, whatever you choose … never think for a moment that you are doing it by yourself. Unseen forces come into play the moment you take action – creating momentum, generating opportunities and helping you over the hard places.

This year, consider praying to your Higher Power as your first response, rather than your last resort … and watch what happens.

There is genius, power and magic in you. Let it shine in the year to come, my dear!

What would you do if you knew you could not fail? Please share your thoughts in the box below. Thank you, and all the best to you!

Video: 3 Ways to Deal with Grief over the Holidays

It’s natural to feel the loss of loved ones more sharply over the holidays.

And it can be hard to handle grief, which can show up as sadness, anger, loneliness, rage against the injustice of a loved one’s passing – even feeling heartsick about a loved one who has not yet passed, but soon will.

Here are some ideas that I hope will bring you a bit of comfort.

If your grief deepens into anguish or depression, please consider seeing your medical practitioner to eliminate the possibility of a physical condition causing some of your emotional turmoil.

If you’re thinking of harming yourself, please call 911 or a suicide hotline. You matter. You are needed. You are loved, even if you feel unloved right now.

Bless you, my dear! Peace be with you.