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"Create a manifestation journal! Writing out your goals, dreaming about your future, and cataloging your progress can be a powerful tool. Alyson Charles, fitness and wellness coach and host of 'The Juice' on Veria Living TV network suggests that you "Take an empty journal and fill it with images, quotes and affirmations that will guide and support you on your journey. The process of creating the journal will make it very clear what you want to accomplish and how that looks and feels."
After creating your journal, keep it close to you at all times and flip through it regularly. This helps solidify the goals and keeps you focused on what you want to achieve."
Other fitness insiders shared their tips too! See the article in full right here!
Big love and hanks to She Knows for including my personal lifestyle secret!
Yesterday comedian, musician, first black cast member on the original “Saturday Night Live” and Karate Black Belt Garrett Morris (CBS’ 2 Broke Girls), stopped by The Juice to chat with full of smiles host Alyson Charles. Morris discussed the SNL cast, how karate saved his life and his newly released album, Black Creole Chronicles—he even sang an original ditty for Alyson and the audience.
Garrett Morris Harlem fact: In 1958 on the way home from a National Association of Negro Musicians’ music competition, Morris took a detour to New York City. There, Morris joined the Harlem YMCA Drama Club, which counted among its members actress Cicely Tyson. Soon after arriving in New York, Morris received his first big career break when he auditioned for the Harry Belafonte Singers and was hired as a soloist for ten years.
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Source: Harlem World Magazine
Check out the full interview...
We have been weathering a definite paradigm shift on our planet for quite some time now and these new energies have really amped up as of late, causing a variety of transformations. One of the main transformations occurring is the noticeable increase in our intuitive abilities. I personally have been picking up on the urgings of my soul more and more and I must say, it’s really quite fun to notice this heightening ability and feel like you’re working in total synchronistic conjunction with the Universe and it was through my intuitive perception that I ended up being drawn to the GaiamTV interview, Dan Millman on The Way of the Peaceful Warrior.
I found that Dan and I share many life path and spiritual belief similarities and his interview is a helpful reminder that we all share a common quest- figuring out what truly constitutes “success” in this life and perhaps feeling the deep soul nudge that there’s “something more” for us to experience beyond the limited constructs that we’ve previously known. It’s not about success on the surface, but rather the kind of success that runs deep, that’s real, purposeful and filled with love. How do we connect more? How can we really tap in? Truly feel fulfilled? Here are some of Dan’s practical, relatable life tips to help guide us healthily to that place.
Tai Chi Your Way Through Life
There are many more fascinating and helpful nuggets of information in Dan Millman on The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, which makes it the perfect interview to watch as we continue to integrate these new energies and work our way through this great shift. No matter how spiritually-attuned we may be, it’s always refreshing to get another person’s take on how we can live our best, most fulfilling life and Dan perhaps sums it up best with this- “Head in the clouds, feet on the ground. Peaceful heart, warrior spirit.”
And so it is.
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At a time on our planet when consciousness is expanding at such a rate that it’s most likely causing intense growing pains, when energetic shifts are pouring in and old stories, karmas and limited ways of thinking no longer fit the constructs of what we’re in the midst of transforming into, it’s more vital than ever to find our center, to remember who we truly are, and get back to our core values of what really matters in this life. Thankfully GaiamTV sits down with a man perfectly suited to aid us in our recalibration into the New, the man who has sold over 7 million copies of his book series “Conversations with God,” Neale Donald Walsch.
There are a plethora of life-enhancing messages that get passed along to us in “Neale Donald Walsch: Master Class with Interview,” but before we get to those sparkling gems I first want to point out something that’s important to note- while Neale may be a New York Time’s Best-Selling Author, he is just like all of us. I love that the man who knows and teaches the Oneness of all of life is so strongly representative of that Oneness himself. Neale is a man who has endured being homeless for a year, debilitating illnesses and personal struggles, but it was through those experiences that he connected deeper and deeper with God and all Divine and allowed him to return to the wholeness and truth of himself and full acceptance of what always is. Here are some of my favorite life and love reminders from Neale (and God:)
Returning To Your Original Glory
Four Questions To Liberation?! I Shall Graciously Accept This Work!
Lastly, and certainly not least, as it is my favorite part of the interview, Neale graciously bestows upon us four questions that when asked and answered regularly, lead to complete liberation and transforming your whole life into being a conversation with God! It doesn’t get much more powerful than that! So, without further ado, the four questions are…
Neale explains the more often you ask and answer these questions, the more powerful they’ll become. There are no right or wrong answers, it’s simply about answering them authentically to you, answering with what genuinely comes up in your mind. Your answers may stay the same or they may shift and alter regularly but the point is the practice and the clarity, direction and guidance you gain from God (your higher self, your higher spirit, the Universe, the Divine...) by working your way through them.
The further insight you receive from watching this GaiamTV interview in full is monumental, moving and touching. Please allow it to be a reminder that we are all Neale Donald Walsch, that we all have the capability of living a God-centered and Spiritually-connected life that will continually guide us to the love, good, and divinity that we are and the love, good, and divinity that surrounds us all, all of the time. It is my hope that all of our experiences expand our ability to love unconditionally and deepen our relationship with God and our true selves so that we can live the truly spectacular, meaningful and miracle-filled life that is all of our birthrights; I can certainly attest to it working that way for me.
In Love, Light & Fun,
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I was so blessed to be able to talk about some of my absolute, most favorite things in life! And, they're all things that will open your heart, revitalize your spirit and get you ready to soar as your most amazing, divine, authentic self!
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Love & Light To You!
And Remember, You ARE Worthy Of Living The Life Of Your Dreams!
Into The Oneness
There have been some huge, intense shifts in many peoples lives lately, all bringing us to this stage where we embrace the oneness of all that is. We are each other's greatest teachers and mirrors and we truly are all one. Please see this oneness in the face of the stranger you pass on the street, please feel this oneness in the hearts of all, should you ever feel isolated or alone.
Oneness, compassion and unconditional love can be felt and nurtured from other realms too... allow nature to speak to you, comfort you and guide you. Allow the stars in the night sky to remind you of the limitless, divine power that we all hold within.
We indeed have been shown what we need to tend to, in order to rise up! And live in the new! What is key right now is taking responsibility to release the old, release all the unnecessary suffering and allow your heart, mind, spirit and soul to remember the support and love that you can tap into from within yourself at all times! From the breeze outside! From the birds chirping away! From the planets in our galaxy! We are all connected, we are all one; let the beautiful, nourishing, loving energy be your guide as you take each step, each day soaking in the present moment, your true divine power and seeing yourself in all others.
Take a deep breath, all is well.
Hold your love and hold your light.
Hold the course your heart has guided you to.
Tap into, cherish, and honor your true essence of being.
Surrender all fears, heaviness and concerns to your higher Spirit.
Let us embrace the journey as we continue to grow and positively transform.
It is undeniable that each and every one of us is here for a purpose, each of us have come forth with a soul contract that will undoubtedly take us through some wild twists and turns during this thing called life. Our fate will serve us with people and places and things we were predetermined to experience for our soul's growth but our destiny, ahhhhhhhh, our destiny... that births from what we choose to do with those fateful experiences, where we will allow those experiences to take us - will we shrink or grow? Be reduced by the experience or expanded and enlightened?
My absolute, hands-down favorite interview and video on GaiamTV right now is with a man who has chosen the hero's journey, he has chosen the path of growth, expansion and awakening - going from a very difficult childhood to being an explosives expert during the Vietnam War, to becoming a mystic, monk, psychic and scholar, Dr. Steven Hairfield shares not only his astounding, courageous, faith-filled personal journey but also provides us with some pretty amazing yet practical life-enhancing secrets that can empower our time here on Earth and flood us with a beautiful knowingness, inner peace and clarity. Here are some of the most magical moments from "Steven Hairfield: on His Road to Awakening."
Following Those "Urges"
Obviously Dr. Hairfield is a walking vessel of miraculous, ancient teachings but here are a couple of very accessible tools you can use to manifest the life of your dreams:
What a wonderful blessing to have Dr. Hairfield so willing to share his journey and lessons learned with such an open heart! I hope the teachings resonated with your soul and truly hope you decide to watch his interview in full here on GaiamTV.
In the meantime, take a deep, clarifying breath and honestly ask yourself: is there an urge you've been denying or trying to ignore? How different might your life start to look if you allowed yourself to be guided by your soul's wisdom? Has it been easy or hard for you to walk forward in growth, courage and faith? Remember, we are not broken! We are whole and perfect and loving and sometimes it's simply a matter of remembering who we really are, who we truly are in our soul and getting back to and living from that essence. It's always nice to take an honest glance inward to ensure we're doing our very best to create a destiny of beautiful expansion, self-love and adventure.
Blessings, Love, Joy & Miracles To You!
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I absolutely love and adore magical, synchronistic moments in life as they are a reminder that a higher power and universal source are always with us, trying to guide and help us in whatever way they can; that's exactly what happened to me just the other day. My mom and sister had come to NYC for a visit and we were taking a stroll through the Manhattan Villages- West, Greenwich and East, when my Mom was "pulled" into a really earthy and amazing jewelry store and during that fun time browsing, shopping and mingling with the saleswoman, my sister asked if their bright fuchsia crystal on display happened to be for sale. It wasn't, but the woman explained that right around the corner was an amazing crystal/rock store that we just had to go in to, so we did.
While this magical crystal store is exactly "my kind of place," I honestly had no intentions of making a purchase and was perfectly happy just browsing along with my sister on her fuchsia rock quest. About five minutes into the shopping experience and without even realizing it was happening, I was pulled to a wicker basket filled with crystals I had never seen before and was completely unfamiliar with. I found myself picking each one up, examining them, holding them up to different light angles and asking this saleswoman random questions like "where did this one come from?" My mom and sister came over to see what had grabbed my attention and before I knew what was even happening, one of these Labradorite crystals was being purchased and the woman then asked me "would you like to know more about this particular stone?" I of course said yes and when she handed me the book on the "Labradorite" page, my jaw dropped and when only halfway through the description I felt a wild surge of energy come up through my feet and run all the way through me. I put the book down and exclaimed without even thinking "I just had an out of body experience." The saleswoman said she sees that happen quite frequently when people get drawn to the crystal/healing properties that are just right for them at the time. It was just the coolest, most unexpected moment to have, as I had zero expectations of going home with a new pet rock yet I know I was 100% guided to that store and pulled to that crystal with a clear purpose.
Here are some of the AWEsome properties of Labradorite:
Thank you Universe and thank you Labradorite!! :)
“Everyone has the great calling of a higher dream.”
The ever-present searching for one’s purpose in life brings with it hugely-ranging emotions from exhilaration, bliss and profound joy to doubt, worry and fear. After all, we all want to live our best, most meaningful lives and there can be an immense amount of self-imposed pressure and stress that goes along with that! Thankfully, we have a great leader in human development who has written more than 25 books to aid us in experiencing overflowing peace, passion and purpose in our lifetime, Jean Houston. Jean is one of those unique, great spiritual minds that other spiritual leaders look to, to learn from, her work is ground-breaking and beyond uplifting and in GaiamTV’s Inspirations: Jean Houston on Opening to Limitless Possibilities, she shares advice, secrets, and exercises surrounding manifesting your greatest desires with ease! Here’s a taste of Jean’s flavorful, zesty, and powerful teachings…
Befriend Your Brain!
One of the basis’ for Jean’s work is showing us how to experience long pleasure and short pains- utilizing our own ability to orchestrate healing, breathing, heart rate, mood and stay young! Now THAT sounds like a superb plan to me and one of the ways we can integrate this more is by experiencing our very own divine potential and knowing we have this empowering companion for life and by befriending our own brain! Jean provides a fun script that begins “dear brain, let us be friends, from here on I ask you…” so that we can tap into more layers of intelligence and connect with our higher self so that we may reach our highest destiny! \
Jean also gives specific instructions on how to:
We Are Walking Magnets
Additional fruitful advice and useful treasures are interwoven throughout the entire video:
If you’re part of the 40% of Americans feeling a bit stuck and uninspired or unsatisfied with your career or life in general and you’re ready to restructure yourself so you can live your best, allow this conscious evolution leader to guide you. Jean Houston exudes more passion, exuberance and wisdom than any other expert I know and her teachings will both excite and realign you. So go on and frolic, dance and play in the fertile fields of possibilities with GaiamTV’s Inspirations: Jean Houston on Opening to Limitless Possibilities.
In Love, Light, & Fun,