Have you ever made a right decision from a completely powerful place? You knew it was the right decision to make, only to later find people are completely irate?
They take your actions personally and resent the change that occurred. It can be hard to understand because you were so sure you did the right thing!
Caught completely off guard watching these reactions, it’s easy to doubt yourself.
How do you respond? Start by doing this simple check-in on your motives, to ensure you made the right decision. These tips are from success coach David Neagle:
4 Questions to Ensure You Make the Right Decision
Is this something you want to be, do or have?
Is being, doing or having this taking you closer to your goal?
Is being, doing or having this in alignment with Universal Law (more life to all)?
Does being, doing or having this violate the rights of others (Does it take away someone’s right to choose)?
If you answered yes to first three questions and the last a no, you are aligned with your own growth and expansion.
Ideally, we ask ourselves these questions before we
make a decision. However, this is a
marvelous tool for doing a personal check-in when unsure if you made the right
Sometimes what is right for us can be upsetting to those
around us, however, that doesn’t mean it’s not the right step to take.
When opportunities for you to grow and expand present
themselves fear can come up. Contracting is a normal response when afraid. We
often must focus and consciously step into the expansion. When we expand it
effects those around us and they rebel against the change. This leads to people
upset with us and telling us we are doing something wrong.
Use this tool before making a decision whenever you are
unsure of yourself. AND, if you’ve ruffled some feathers along the way and
doubting yourself, use the process to ensure you are in alignment with truth.
difficult time seeing the truth for yourself? A Spiritual Coaching Session with Kelly will do just that
for you. Schedule one here now.
Most of us would agree that when we are in a good place more
gets done. When we are feeling energetic, focused, like what we do matters, and
we have an important place in this world, we not only enjoy our life more, but
we get better results in what we do.
We know it when we are there and “feeling it”, yet it’s a
difficult place to describe. When we aren’t there, we also recognize it and may
say things like I need to “get in a better space”, “raise my vibration” or “put
my head on straight”.
Have you ever thought about what these statements actually mean and how we do it? This was first described to me clearly by Jerry and Ester Hicks, who channel Abraham. They teach an emotional guidance scale to raise your vibration.
where you are at and consciously stretching yourself up to a slightly better
feeling vibration, is the blueprint to living a happier, more fulfilled life.
It got me thinking – what IS this “higher vibration” state
in the first place? What is this made of?
If you are intentional about exploring and defining how you
choose to live your life and playing with different ways to manifest, know that
experiencing each of these qualities is not only possible, but can be
incorporated into every aspect of your life. I review each of these in chapter
one of my book, Trust
Your Next Step: Creating the Confidence to Cut Fresh Tracks.
Let’s take a look at the qualities of a
high vibrating state:
Love. Love is the energy from which all
things, all of life, flows. Love is our life force and is an intense and
powerful radiation that can’t be seen but can be felt. It is the core, the
essence, of our light.
Power. The author Mastin Kip says that power is “having enough
energy to be able to direct your will, your choices and your actions to ring
your greatest vision to life.” This is an internal type of power that comes
Light (wisdom). The highest vibration of Source is
love and it is infinite intelligence. Omniscient and omnipresent. It is the
natural blending of these two qualities that makes wisdom. Love and
Beauty. The externalization of harmony. Beauty is the very
structure, the foundation, of all creation. Including you and everything you
create. Beauty comes from the actual construction of the thing itself and
cannot be added on as an afterthought. Beauty happens in and during creation, not
Joy. A soul-level experience that comes from accepting all of
our emotions, both positive and negative, and being at peace with them. Joy is
what we are when all of our fears, worries, concerns and doubts are gone.
Life. More than the period between when you are born and when you
die, life is the nature of all things. Our life force is always innately
seeking ways to express in bigger, greater ways.
Abundance. The feeling of knowing that you have more than enough of
whatever you want or need. The more you recognize your spiritual nature, the
more abundantly you will receive and recognize the various aspects in your
life. You do this by knowing that the energy of the Universe, of Source, is
infinite and as such, so are you.
Peace. When your inner
state “of being “is in control, even when the outer world is not. Not disturbed
by what is happening around you and maintaining a sense of calm, quiet,
serenity and tranquility. You are then in harmony with life.
Freedom. Living free of fear, tension, anxiety or sorrow.
Self-knowledge – freedom from our ego. Not living from a place of believing our
Read each of these qualities and see what reactions they
bring up in you. Does one bring tears of emotion or a sense of longing? Do you
feel lacking in one or more of these qualities? There are exercises in the Trust
Your Next Step Workbook that will allow you to take this teaching deeper if
We often talk about raising our vibration flippantly. Take
some time to dig into what it means for you and how to use this information
a difficult time seeing the truth for yourself? A Spiritual Coaching Session with Kelly will do just that
for you. Schedule one here now.
Is Self-Expression a Spiritual Endeavor?
Have you ever thought about how fully and freely you express
yourself? Do you express yourself more freely in some situations than others?
How does self-expression play a role in creating your Fresh Tracks?
Self-expression is a display of your personality. It’s having
an awareness of you and your YOUness from within and expressing that in your
life. Expressing yourself is how you share yourself with the world.
Authentic self-expression is how people get to know the real
you, and it allows you to develop closer relationships with people, be accepted
for who you truly are, and ultimately live a life of freedom because you’re
clearly being you.
When you are expressing yourself, people see your true
personality, your individuality.
People can feel your true character and spirit, which is as unique and
individual as you are.
We often hear people discussing the importance of authenticity.
It’s important to be authentic and just as valuable to express that! Our Fresh
Tracks podcast guest this week, Lola Wright, talks about authenticity, self-expression and the
important role being you plays in society as a whole.
Self-expression is about more than authenticity. It’s being
authentic and not hiding it. Self-expression requires self-esteem and
confidence to show and express yourself, no matter who’s around or where you
As teenagers grow they often try on different hats on the road to discovering who they are. There is a certain point in early middle school where each of my kids discovered their taste in music. You could see them trying on different genres to see which they preferred, and what response they got from others to each genre. We frequently see people expressing themselves boldly with tattoos and piercings, words, clothing, hairstyle, music.
Be aware there is a fine line between expressing yourself and the “look at me” syndrome, which is based in external validation rather coming from an internal, soulful power.
It can be said that we are always expressing ourselves, even if
it’s something we may not want to be expressing, such as lack of power or
hiding. The more connected we are with ourselves the more authentic our
expression is. By not expressing yourself you are denying the world your
beautiful bright light. The song of your soul.
Sharing yourself fully is a spiritual endeavor, offering the world your generosity, authenticity, and
pureness of spirit. The world is craving your
authenticity and what’s needed of you is to express who you are. Unashamedly.
I have spent way too many years of my life not feeling
confident or comfortable enough to express myself. Feeling like it was more
important to fit in and be like everyone else rather than be myself. I
conformed rather than expressed.
Are there places in your life where you don’t feel you are
safe to express yourself? Are you holding back or doing what you think is the
right thing to do rather than expressing yourself?
Simply ask yourself the questions and be aware. Listen. How
DO you choose to self-express?
Having a difficult time seeing the truth for yourself? A Spiritual Coaching Session with Kelly will do just that for you. Schedule one here now.
The journey to bringing your dreams to fruition can seem long. Filled with ups and downs, twists and turns, any Soul can be filled with anguish and frustration in the anticipation of their desires and the roller coaster ride getting them there!
Doing anything for the first time, let alone creating a big vision, is not usually a direct shot and it’s important you learn to discern when to change direction and when to quit.
Quitting is a choice – it is not an outcome.
Failure is a judgement. An opinion – it is not an outcome.
Changing direction is a guided choice. It is movement.
As you continue to search for different ways to produce different results, different paths will appear. How do you determine if you should follow them? When is it taking you off your path your path and when is it moving you forward?
By its very nature, as we create Fresh Tracks, we are doing things we have never done before and we are forced to make decisions. Often tough ones.
He does not go into anything with a plan B. He expects to achieve his goal and not achieving it is not a possible outcome.
Are you worried about failing? Here are a few guidelines for you to follow when manifesting something big:
Don’t share your vision with others. Particularly when you are practicing spiritual principles (along with taking the action required!). Other people will most likely doubt your abilities, especially if they are not studying spiritual principles themselves.
Humanity has a collective consciousness that vibrates at a certain level. Do your best to take yourself out of it so you can rise to your own higher level. Study, practice, take action, and insulate yourself with power and faith of understanding and consciously utilizing Universal Principles.
Trust your intuition. Discerning between fear and your internal GPS system can take practice yet is important as they are both different and distinct feedback.
Ask yourself probing questions such as “Am I listening to my intuition or am I forcing something that should be let go?”
Don’t be seduced by the hypnotic trance of fear. There is nothing outside of you that has authority and dominion over your life, says Lola Wright, Spiritual Director at Bodhi Spiritual Center.
Assessing whether you are experiencing fear or your intuition is speaking to you is vital in determining your next step and avoiding failure.
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Wouldn’t it be great if you could make as much money as you want, whenever you want? To have the ability to simply wish upon a million dollars and make it so? Immediately.
Unfortunately, most of us are not there quite yet. But don’t despair! The key to improving our finances and any other way we are rewarded is to understand and correctly implement the Law of Compensation.
Ralph Waldo Emerson says in his famous Law of Compensation essay, “Every act rewards itself.” What this means is when we do our tasks the best we can, we bring out the best in ourselves. When we become too large for where we are right now, we will then draw something larger to us, which might be more money, more love, more confidence, etc. (The Law does not limit itself to money alone as compensation.)
What’s important to know about the Law of Compensation is that we cannot draw something bigger to ourselves until we first become larger. It is our responsibility to become larger and continue to grow. We can do this by using the Law of Cause and Effect and implementing “causes” in our life that will lead to the effect we seek.
It is the order of nature to grow.
Scientists tell us that the Universe and everything in it is growing and always has been. It is the order of nature to grow and expand. Each of us is designed for progress and growth because it is the nature of human beings to grow and expand. If we are not growing we are dying.
Just as a crab molts and sheds it outer shell, we must do the same as we grow. Yet we often resist this personal expansion! We hang on to old friends, jobs we don’t like, beliefs that are no longer true for us, and even our faith that no longer serves us. We resist releasing old friends. We idealize the old times, the old us, not believing we can recreate the amazing times of the past.
The truth is when we do this we don’t grow. In fact, we impair the Law of Compensation. We can’t make more if we don’t become more. We can’t become more if we are hanging on tightly to the old.
Here are three steps you can take to use the Law of Compensation more effectively:
Do you give more than we are paid for? Examples include going through the motions of projects and doing what’s required but not having enthusiasm or caring about the results. Doing what’s expected and nothing else. You can counter this by being fully present in the moment and completing tasks with intention for positive outcomes. These are just two ways to break through the monotony of repetition or boredom.
Implement causes in life that will lead to the desired effects. For example, if you desire to double your income, the possibility needs to be there that it can happen. If you are working the maximum number of hours a day at a fixed rate, the income has no opportunity to change. There needs to be a definite plan, along with the demand and expectation, to make more.
Evaluate what you are hanging on to that needs to be let go. You can use your intuition here and trust what comes up – even if you don’t like it! Go through friends, jobs, homes, foods, lifestyle, spiritual practices, religions. Anything that comes up is game.
The Law of Compensation is an obedient Law. It is important to remember that we cannot draw something bigger to ourselves until we first become larger. No one will do this for us, and it requires us to be self-motivated, maintain a sense of urgency, and take repeated action.