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Do you practice what you preach?

As I encouraged a dear sister friend today, she shared, “things seem wonderful with you.” 

I laughed. 

As I sat in the chiropractors office, a gentleman who by appearance had life ALL figured out (always be careful when you judge someone or something by its cover) said in response to a polite “How are you?” 

“I’ve lost everything, I’m terrible, I’ve almost lost my sanity and it took everything in me to get here today.” 

I said to him, “don’t give up on life or yourself.” 

He allowed a tear to fall from his face and Quietly said, “I won’t.” 

I was reminded in that moment, we are all facing STUFF— that if we talked about it- we would probably cry. 

But, we have to talk about it or it will suffocate the LIFE right out of us.

I have issues, challenges, some more complex than others but I’ve trained my mind over the last 10+ years to live my truth.

I’ve become sold out on embodying my faith and SELF leadership. 

This is what I teach.

This is what I live...

Even on gut wrenching days...

Even when my best effort fall short.

Even when the memories of the trauma I experienced stirs my very soul...

Still, I live my practice (some days with tears in my eyes). 

Life is a practice. 

What are your practicing? 

What do you believe to be true? 

What are your values? 

How do you challenge your beliefs? 

The results you’re getting are based  on what you believe to be true. 

Challenge your beliefs. 

We each have wounded parts of ourselves that speak out through words, patterns, actions (I.e. self sabotage). 

Healing is possible. 

It starts with accepting the parts of ourselves that are “challenging”

The parts that feel rejected, abandoned, unloved and unloveable, betrayed, depressed, anxious....

Knowing it’s just a PART of the whole self...

You bring love and compassion to the parts.

You become the adult you needed when you were younger. 

You BECOME the loving, compassionate parent to YOURSELF...

By letting go of the guilt, shame, disempowered stories

And creating self trust through daily CONSCIOUS choices. 

We are a result of the choices we are making every damn day....

Step-by-step...

Choice-by-choice...

You teach yourself that all the power you need is in THIS PRESENT MOMENT...

Everything is going to be ok—ok doesn’t mean easy or comfortable or bliss— it means sometimes stuff gets worse before it gets better...

But you’ve won ever battle you’ve faced or you wouldn’t be ALIVE right now...

The battles cost you something... I get that...

You become someone different than you were before the thing happened..

However, your TRUE power will always be in how you exercise the power of your choices and your actions. 

Your actions will either lead you towards....

SELF-respect...

SELF-trust...

SELF-love...

SELF- value...

Or...

Excuses...

More of the same result you say you no longer want..

Stuckness...

Illusion.. 

Disempowerment...

Doing the work of bridging the gap between the parts of yourself that you reject and your eternal empowered self is the work, my loves. 

You can accept yourself and do the work to embrace wholeness

Or....

You can allow YOUR rejected parts to continue holding your hostage with insecurities, destroying your relationships, keeping you stuck in your career because they are scared children running the show of your life...

Or...

You can become integrated, embracing your WHOLE self that can lead and guide you into becoming the one the results you say you want requires...

Your choice, my love. 

#soultherapy