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Pride Hinders Growth

Greetings Beautiful Spirits!

Asking for help is difficult when you already assume it will not be available when you need it most. Today I’ve learned that it’s ok to ask for help and does not change who I am. I imagine not wanting to ask for help has something to do with my long battle with low-self esteem; today I understand that I am worthy of help. Asking for help does not mean I am weak or dependent; it simply means I’m not prideful or stubborn.

I used to think that as long as you help when you can, help will be available to you when you need it most; sort of “what goes around comes around”. I never imagined I would have to initiate help. By this I mean help will be present when you need it most however, it will not knock on your door; you must ask for it and open yourself to receive help.

This has been a most humbling lesson…whew! I’ve learned that help does not always come from those you’ve helped or would expect help to come from; help is disguised in many forms but is available if you believe you are worthy of receiving it.

I never imagined I would be in the space I’m in but now I understand that until the lesson is learned, moving on to a “better” space is impossible.

Have you ever found yourself needing help but were afraid or too proud to ask for it? I’d love to hear from you. Sharing your story will encourage and inspire others to ask for the help they need to keep moving forward.

As always, sending you all Love, Peace & blessings…

SereneNSassy Soul

 

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Turbulence Offers Lessons

During my turbulent times, I’ve learned a few lessons; essential for growth albeit difficult when you are in the middle of the storm.

First…the people I thought would support me during the toughest times in my life have not shown up; the people I deemed unsupportive have shown up in a major way. 

Lesson: never let my brain overrule what my heart knows to be true. Just because someone does not demonstrate their love for me as I would for them does not mean their love isn’t authentic and just as meaningful as what I feel for them.

Second…just because you go out of your way to help others without expecting anything in return does not mean when you are in need you won’t feel as if you are due a helping hand. During these times I’ve wondered how I could be in such a dim space when I’ve always been loving and helpful to those around me. I’ve wonder why I was “abandoned” during my greatest time of need.

Lesson: I am who I am and it has no bearing on who others are or what their actions towards me will be. I will continue to be kind, compassionate and giving of myself when I can but I will pay attention to who I’m sharing this energy with.

Lesson: even during turbulent times, times of extreme internal chaos, there is nothing outside of myself that can define me. Loving myself completely and knowing that I am worthy of abundance, prosperity and joy helps me get through especially tough days. I’ve also learned to live in each moment instead of overwhelming myself with the past or future; both of which I have no control over.

Best Lesson: FAITH…for me…my spirit and my heart know that no matter how tough life becomes because of the decisions I make, I’m blessed and will always have what I need to survive. I’m wiser and spiritually stronger now as I continue to grow and help others; sharing my wisdom and offering guidance.

I share with you because I awaken each day committed to doing what I can to create positive waves in this seemingly chaotic world we live in. Perhaps my experiences will give someone the encouragement and/or inspiration they need to do what I’ve done…keep on trying because giving up is not an option.

Love, Peace & Blessings…

SereneNSassy Soul

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Love and Support Helps Loved Ones Heal

Dearest Beautiful Spirits,

We can’t “fix” our loved ones but we can encourage and inspire them to begin their healing journey. Reach out and assure them that they are not alone. When they speak listen…I mean really listen with your heart so you can “hear” what’s not being said.

Please check out this great article courtesy of http://psychcentral.com/ for tips to help your loved ones quiet internal chaos: Supporting Loved Ones Suffering from Depression

 

Love, Peace & Blessings…

SereneNSassy Soul

 

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I wish you were here…

I wish you were here…

to listen and not judge how I feel

to hold me and wipe away my tears

to help me navigate and figure out what it all means

to help get through this chaotic period in my life

to comfort me and help me see that everything will work out as it should

to remind me to keep my faith strong

to remind me that I am courageous; I’ve made it this far

to remind me that someone loves and accepts me unconditionally

to speak with me so I don’t have to wonder what you might say

to lean on physically; I feel so weak as if I will fall at any moment

to smile at me and look into my eyes; my spirit cannot hide from you

to walk with me and hold my hand; your touch soothes me

to sit quietly with me; our spirits connect without words

to explain things I just don’t understand so I can move forward

I wish you were here…your essence inspires me and I’m not sure I can continue without you.

© 2014 SereneNSassy Soul

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WorthyNWishful Wednesday

Happy WorthyNWishful Wednesday Beautiful Spirits!

A bit anxious this morning…more unexpected but essential life changes. To release anxiety I used aromatherapy and a few acupressure points; within ten minutes my inner peace was restored.

I accept what is and release anything that does not serve my highest self.

I welcome self-compassion, self-love and faith.

Wishing you a peaceful and productive day.

Love, Peace & Blessings…

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Fearless Faith Flow

I’m experiencing the most difficult task ever…surrendering to my flow; allowing myself to be guided by my intuition, my spirit instead of trying to control every aspect of my life. Before now I was always practical, cautious and responsible; never living merely existing and doing as I was taught to do. Needless to say my life has not been fulfilling but I’ve made huge changes to correct this. It hasn’t been easy and I’ve wanted to give up on numerous occasions.

A couple of weeks ago I asked the Universe what I considered to be a simple question hoping to receive a simple answer to resolve my feeling of treading water. I felt as though I’ve put in so much work and I should be much further by now; I should be fully living life. My simple question: What must I do to allow the fire inside of me to burn brightly? Let me just state that if you think you are going to get an answer when YOU want it…think again! The Universe will answer when you are ready to receive the answer; when you quiet your mind and open yourself completely.

Three days later I received a response from the Universe: you must surrender; have faith and trust yourself. I began to cry because I’ve always lead, for the most part I only believe what I can see and trust is a foreign concept to me. I figured I was doomed because there is just no way I can accomplish these things; changing how I’ve been my entire life? I became angry feeling like I deserve a break after all I’ve endured during this lifetime. I decided to walk away and for the next couple of days I distracted myself with reading and working on my business model.

During prayer and meditation a few nights later, three words were sent to me…Fearless Faith Flow; since I don’ believe in coincidences, I could not ignore this message. It took a while for me to decipher the profound meaning of Fearless Faith Flow; correlating these words to my specific situation. I’ve always been fearless, I’ve always had faith and I’ve always been able to go with the flow; right? I had to go within: Fearless: know and believe in the gifts I’ve been given as well as my learned abilities; I have much to offer this world and I cannot be afraid to share myself. Faith: sure I have faith in the Universe but more importantly I must have faith in myself; trust myself. Flow: the direction my spirit decides to take me; I must allow my spirit to guide me…again trust.

Fearless…check! I absolutely believe in my gifts and learned abilities; I am ready to share myself with the world. Faith…still working on trust in general; releasing past disappointments is a process but each day I strengthen my faith. Flow also surrendering…toughest for me. Independence is essential to me same as the Sun is essential to the Earth. I haven’t been able to depend on many but I’ve always been able to depend on myself… if nothing else I’m a survivor.  I know going against my flow takes me in the opposite direction of where I need to be; doesn’t make mastering it any easier.

The Universe has not left me alone to master Fearless Faith Flow. I’ve received many blessings; confirmation that I’m doing well and reminders to be kind to myself during this journey. I’m also reminded that things are happening as they should even if I don’t “see” results…Faith. Sensations in my body remind me when I’m trying to force something to happen rather than surrendering to my Flow. Each day gets easier and my fire has gone from a smoldering to being lit and soon it will burn brightly. Others notice the changes within and seem to be attracted to my warmth.

It’s happening…it’s really happening! I stand by this statement: change is sometimes uncomfortable but is always essential to ensure growth. I hope you are growing and I hope you will share your experiences. Sharing our experiences lets others know they are not alone and encourages them to begin their own journey.

I’d love to connect with you so feel free to contact me Scribe@SereneNSassySoul.com.

As always wishing you Love, Peace & Blessings…

SereneNSassy Soul

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