GIVE: Radiate by the Spirit — Give Your Power Center (aka your Gut Instinct) a Chance!

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Give Your Power Center (a/k/a your Gut Instinct) a Chance!

Young Woman with Heated Stones Lined Along SpineOur gut resides in the neighborhood of our solar plexus and the third chakra just above your belly button. When it is functioning well, we can trust its guidance and adjust our actions accordingly. Many of us have a tendency to hold in this area of our bodies. We may take shallow breaths that never reach this vital nexus that is the source of our empowerment. It is in this place that we find the courage to act, to reach out into the world and create change. When our power center is out of balance, we are timid and out of sync, wishing we had said something we were only able to phrase later when we were alone; wishing we had acted on an opportunity we didn’t see until it was past. ~ Madisyn Taylor, Cleansing Your Power Center

Read the full article Cleansing Your Power Center to return to balance and to sync with the divine flow of wisdom in your life.

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GIVE: Awaken By the Spirit — Awaken the Creativity Restlessly Sleeping Inside You!

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Awaken the Creativity Restlessly Sleeping Inside You!

April 28, 2013

© 2013 Tonya M. Evans

From: HelloCherie etsy shop

If deep down in your heart, you love to sing and you never use your voice, it will speak louder in your subconscious, questioning your sense of self. If you love to write stories or poetry and you never put ink on the page, you’re going to feel that unused talent scratching away at you within.

Thoughts, emotions, and creativity are all forms of energy. Energy is meant to keep moving and when we stop its flow and keep it stuck, it intensifies. If we keep this up and keep it in for too long, that stale energy can wreak havoc spiritually, mentally and emotionally. And this stress definitely takes its toll on our bodies.” Chris Assaad, from Share Your Truth and Set Yourself Free!

I recently heard Dr. Brené Brown say that creativity unexpressed doesn’t remain dormant in our bodies but that it becomes toxic as unreleased energy. She also believes there aren’t “creative and uncreative” people in the world but rather those with the courage to be vulnerable and share and those who succumb to fear. I believe we all vacillate between the two extremes based on the choices we make from day-to-day and moment to moment.

When we choose not to develop and share our creativity in any given moment we license over to fear the highest part of our connection with SPIRIT (i.e., our ability to CREATE in the image and likeness of the ultimate CREATOR). And when we chronically hand our divinity over to fear in this way, day after day, our lives reflect and manifest our creative stagnation.

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GIVE: Manifest By The Spirit-The Forgotten Goals

GIVE … by the Spirit™ Guest Contributor — Grace Ste. Croix

© 2013 Grace Ste. Croix

January 27, 2013

womanreadingbookOur dreams as young people are usually filled with colorful goals. At the time, we might not know much of the world, but we certainly want a huge part of it. We may not manifest how to get to the top, but we know at that age we certainly want to be there.

Often times, our goals from our late teens and early twenties go unfulfilled, due to unforeseen circumstances, a change in interests, or overall life experiences.  These goals of yesteryear haunt us into our adulthood and become the regrets of our present.

Regret breeds a downward spiral in our ego and we soon question why we were not skilled enough to achieve said goals in the first place.

1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

We have to accept that our paths are not always clear to seek out.

How can the person in their late teens or early twenties possibly be held responsible for the happiness of said person for the rest of their life? Often, when ones “PLAN A” does not work out exactly as planned, we put on the blinders and often times miss “PLAN B” being presented to us. PLAN B is hardly as clear-cut as PLAN A, but the journey is certainly more exciting and rich then knowing exactly what we want at a young age and the exact way in which to achieve our goals.

We cannot hold ourselves accountable for some goals and aspirations we have had so young. As an example, you may not have traveled the world as once desired by the starry-eyed teenager, but when you do travel as an adult, you appreciate it so much and enjoy every rich life lesson it offers. The man who did not go to university as he once wanted ended up being a street smart, savvy entrepreneur, having the unique experience of business responsibility.

Of course, we should do everything to achieve our goals, but we should constantly update what our goals are. Are they goals that will enrich our lives and those around us? We must always re-evaluate what we want and most importantly, MANIFEST why we want it.

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GIVE: Gather By The Spirit — Pay It Forward

GIVE … by the Spirit™ Guest Contributor — Grace Ste. Croix

Pay it Forward

© 2012 Grace Ste. Croix

November 25, 2012

Have you ever experienced the kindness of a total stranger? Whether it is a door held open for you as you juggle groceries or come home to a nice home cooked meal to your spouse, a kind gesture goes a long way. But why should the kind gesture stop with you? We must pay this gesture forward as the movie “PAY IT FORWARD” emphasized.

“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

To “pay it forward” is when you receive a kind gesture and you extend a kind gesture or “pay it forward” to another person. A simple example would be when someone opens the door for you and then you open the door for another person.

When one is experiencing hard times, even the simplest kind gesture can be the biggest encouragement. If we do not “pay it forward”, a kind gesture is missed by someone who definitely could have used it.

We have to take a second to think of how we can truly pay it forward to another person. In these times especially, it can be as simple as paying a compliment forward to helping someone. This can be the CHANGE a person needs in their life. Compliments can be the fuel for someone to get out of a rut and CHANGE their life.

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GIVE: Share By The Spirit — Patience is the Fastest Way to Spiritual Growth

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Patience is the Fastest Way to Spiritual Growth

© 2012 Tonya M. Evans

October 6, 2012

Patience has allowed me to take one step at a time, never stretching beyond the next logical step and trusting in Divine timing that EVERYTHING is going to work out for the best. ~ Mastin Kipp, TheDailyLove.com

One of the most essential and valuable gifts we can ever GIVE to ourselves is time.

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Time to get over, under, around or through the inevitable challenges of life.  Time to reflect. Time to learn the lessons. Time to receive the blessings. Time to prepare, strengthen and mature so the next time we face challenges (and we will, it’s called life!) we “know better” and have the opportunity to “do better”, as Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou say.

“Time” doesn’t mean forever. There’s no particular equation to figure out how long it takes to recover, to heal, to mature or to transform. In fact, some of my greatest transformations and most significant lessons have happened relatively quickly in the scheme of things. Selah.

But growth is a process, and it’s cyclical. And our most authentic, transformative growth occurs in the context of divine timing. Because when God wants you to move (or doesn’t) you know it!

But because the Creator has a plan and a purpose for our lives that sometimes doesn’t look like the life we planned for ourselves (or, worse yet, that others planned), our perception of what should happen and when it should happen can be at odds with the Divine.

Of course free will allows us to choose “left” or “now” when God’s leading is “right” or “wait”. But God’s plan is always best. However, because we get to choose and therefore “co-create” with God, we have the power to rely on God’s way … or to go it alone. But guess what? God is the author and inventor of patience. God will wait. Because the lesson will be learned; it’s your divine assignment.

The best examples we have are in nature; the change of the seasons and the process of sowing and reaping. There is a season for everything and completing a season takes time. No matter how often you check the day, or week, or month after you plant an apple seed, you won’t be able to pick any apples, I assure you. This is true even though it is an apple seed’s divine nature to grow and to bear fruit. But the process of growth from seedling to mature tree that bears good fruit is divinely inspired and divinely timed. God’s will will be done in God’s own time.

So give yourself TIME. Time gives you space to breathe, to get still, to get clear. Time is often the best gift you can GIVE yourself. And as Mastin Kipp explains:

“Patience allows me to put my trust in the Divine and never make desperate short-term choices; be it for money or success or fame. Those things are not my concern. My concern is staying in an obedient state of active surrender to Divine will – showing up, but letting go.”

Read the rest of Mastin Kipp’s article Its True the Patient Path is the Fastest Way and give yourself the GIFT of time.

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GIVE: Prosper By The Spirit — Give Yourself 10 Life Affirming Minutes

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Give Yourself 10 Life Affirming Minutes

September 29, 2012

[re-posted with permission from www.wisdominthewhisper.com]

Today’s 10 minute Wisdom Recipe™:

Spend 10 life-affirming minutes doing the following:

  1. Find a quiet place and spend two minutes breathing deeply.
  2. Spend some time in thoughts and feelings of gratitude for something you’re experiencing right now, even if all you can give thanks for is your breathing.
  3. Acknowledge whether you feel empowered or drained. Get in touch with your body. What’s it telling you?
  4. Identify and commit to doing (or not doing) one thing by day’s end to eliminate energy drains from your life (lack of rest? caffeine? a person or project? an entire to-do list?)
  5. Identify and commit to doing (or not doing) one thing by day’s end to enhance your spirit … actually, make that TWO … you’ve already done one, today’s Wisdom Recipe™!

Please join the conversation and share your reflections about this post, the Wisdom Recipe™, and your own wisdom moments! There’s strength in community and community begins with you … and me!

Be Well … and WISE!

Tonya Marie Evans

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GIVE: Thrive By The Spirit — The Thriving Woman!

 

GIVE … by the Spirit™ Guest Contributor — Grace Ste. Croix

The Thriving Woman

© 2012 Grace Ste. Croix

July 26, 2012

The woman who THRIVES is a species that is not identified by class, culture or color. She has no particular age or educational background. She may have a different religion or creed then her peers but there is one commonality to today’s thriving woman:

she has a voice.

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