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intuition

How To Listen To Your Intuition While Setting Intentions

“intuition is always right in at least two important ways;
It is always in response to something.
it always has your best interest at heart” – Gavin de Becker

Life is very mystic; respectfully so. So mystic in fact that humans work hard on coming up with reasons why things are the way they are and how it all works. What I tend to marvel is that I’ve experienced similar situations in my relationships with people.

I’ve learned about intention, that positive energy attracts positive energy, how loving and nurturing oneself will help one make the best decisions, how to detach from specific things, and to never take things personally.

TIP:  Best thing to do is write down desires for your life that continue to provide positive happiness. It is okay to do it over and over if things change over time. Be as specific as you can and try not to set intentions based off of attachment to any specific person, place, or thing.

Practice Until You Master: For a couple of years, I have been putting this wisdom into practice wondering why I haven’t seen the results I desire. I’m realizing that practice is necessary before mastering these universal rules. It seems I have been attracting eerily similar situations into my life although the people and circumstances differ.

Furthermore, I wonder that while practicing these wisdoms, was it imperative that I had to meet and interact with these people and experience these things before moving onto the things I truly want. I’ve never been the person to settle for an unhappy lifestyle. Especially because I am oozing with love and the intention to heal and make others happy. It wasn’t until fairly recently that I have learned that happiness starts from within and in order to be happy and love others, you must first start with yourself.

Desire Growth: I have always craved internal growth. And the craving gets stronger as I continuously define who I become and what it is I really want out of life.

How To Listen: External disturbances including your own mind can confuse you. It is important to maintain a balance of self reflection in order to hear your own soul. The light within us speaks clearly when we are calm, quiet, and ready.

Although life is mysterious, interesting, and not always easy to deal with, find reasons to smile, set your intentions, listen to the light within, and move forward.

Being Vulnerable

How The Courage To Be Vulnerable Can Change Your Life (VIDEO)

“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” – Brené Brown

Ever since I could remember, I’ve been an open book. Some people consider that to be a weakness. I’ve come across so many people who are “private”, people who don’t want to speak about who they are or what their experience has been in order to protect themselves from the opinions of others and perhaps even themselves. We live in a world where we desire to “fit in”, we want the people we love to be proud of us and we have so many distractions that we can barely digest our deepest emotions. We become lost in a world that is so distracted by perfection that we lack love and concern for our feelings and soon, we don’t know what it is we feel unless we can speak about it.

So how do we practice vulnerability? How do we learn how to be honest with ourselves instead of being correct? How do we take on the courage to be vulnerable with ourselves in order to feel safe to be open with others?

Have The Courage To Be Honest With Yourself: I am sure you’ve all heard the saying before, “The Truth Shall Set You Free” When you are accepting of your emotions and your fears only then can you truly over come them. If you don’t confront what it is you are feeling, you can’t address it. Try talking about your fears to someone you feel comfortable with, someone who you believe won’t judge you this way you can come to terms with the feelings you are having. This isn’t necessarily because you need advice, but because you want to understand the depth of what you are feeling. 

Take Nothing Personally: We live in a world where people judge themselves. It is hard to find a spiritually strong person who loves themselves and are honest with others. It is important to understand that how people may react to your vulnerabilities is a reflection of how they feel about themselves. One of my favorite authors, Don Miguel Ruiz said, “Don’t take anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.”

Prepare yourself to have the strength to be comfortable with your vulnerabilities. We are human and function the same way. No amount of money or confidence can take away anyones vulnerabilities. As a poet, I find that when I read my poetry to an audience, I am allowing people to relate and in turn they thank me for saying things that they couldn’t say. We are all experiencing different things. All scary and courageous things. Perhaps if we all start to be vulnerable, it may give people the courage to be vulnerable too. But remember, even if they aren’t at that emotional level of maturity, do not take it personally.

Practice Being Vulnerable: The more you practice being your true self, the easier it will become. Being vulnerable doesn’t mean you have to tell everyone what you have been through, only the things that make you who you are. The things that you fear from time to time, and the things you’d like to discover in life. Be vulnerable in a positive way. 

Don’t miss this TED talk by Brené Brown. She is the author of Daring Greatly 

What would you like to get out of being vulnerable?