Life Class Warm-Up #8: Harnessing the Power of Intention:
This week our focus is “Follow Your Bliss”. The concept of following your bliss was introduced by Joseph Campbell in “The Power of Myth”. We all understand the meaning of following our passions and the importance of it, but most of us just move through life letting life happen to us instead of deciding to move through life with intention.
So our practice today: Put your dreams on paper. Right down your intentions detailing the steps you will take to make your dreams come true. Courage is not absence of fear; courage is being afraid, but stepping forward anyway. Take the first step by declaring your intentions to the Universe.
Life Class Warm-Up #9: Believing in the Power of Universal Connections:
Once you have declared your intentions and taken action to follow your bliss, the Universe responds. You will be guided by things that look like complete luck, fate, chance, or coincidence. When those things happen and you think, “Huh, that was lucky,” or “What a coincidence,” that is the Universe interceding on your behalf, using the power and energy behind your intentions to make connections for you. Mark those moments and be grateful for the divine energy that is joining forces with you to make your dreams come true. By recognizing and being grateful for the spirit in which opportunity was given to you, you keep the door open for more. When the Universe calls, notice and say thank you.
Life Class Warm-Up #10: Believing that Dreams Can Come True:
We have stated our intentions and we have acknowledged that the Universe wants to help us make our dreams come true, but do we really believe it? I think that most of us think that dreams are wishes. We need to BELIEVE that they can happen. Part of that struggle is that too often we don’t feel worthy. Today, know that you are worthy of a life of joy, happiness, bliss and dreams fulfilled. Say to yourself, “I am ENOUGH, right now, today, as I am this moment. I deserve and am worthy of the life of my dreams.”
Life Class Warm-Up #11: Facing Your Fears:
We hear all the time about the need to face our fears. It’s true that any endeavor means taking risks and facing our fear of failure and our fear of making mistakes or not being perfect. That is something we all know, but do you fear success? Is there some part of yourself holding back, afraid of becoming all you were meant to be? Are you afraid of unleashing the power within you?
Today, walk around as if you had already achieved all your heart desires, feel the power of that energy flow through you and know that it is nothing to be afraid of, all it is, is what has always been within you waiting, for you to acknowledge it.
Life Class Warm-Up #12: Just like the Song, “It’s a Long and Winding Road.”:
If you look at where you’ve been, you’ll see a journey that was marked by speed bumps, potholes, hair pin turns, detour signs, U-turns, lane closures and lots of traffic jams. Our journey to our best selves is not a wide, quiet country road. We will travel on roads of every sort as we live our dreams. Nothing that has come before was wasted, because it got you here now.
As you continue on, the road will be just challenging and often terrifying. That is just the Universe preparing us for our own magnificence. Wielding the power within us is a divine task that takes strong skills and self-belief. As Iyanla Vanzant said in Lifeclass, “The best students get the hardest tests.” Today, embrace your journey. Look at where you have been with pride and face the future with courage.
Life Class Warm-Up #13-Have Some Fun Already!
There has been a movement going on that says we need to spend more time playing and less time achieving, planning, pursuing etc. When you play with abandon, your ego shuts up and the heart of you takes control. It is there where your dreams sleep. The best way to know where your passion lies is to get in touch with that place often.
So guess what? Your assignment today is to have some fun!! Play a game, go out with some friends, go do something that you absolutely love and don’t give yourself the permission or time to do often enough. Examine what gives you the most joy while you’re playing, your passion is in that space.
LifeClass Warm-Up #14: Rest and Reflection:
We have made it through another week and hopefully you are doing the warm-ups and getting ready for Lifeclass, it’s just around the corner. This week we worked on Following Your Bliss. Do you feel like you are closer to living the life of your dreams today then you were just a few short days ago? If you don’t, reflect on what is keeping you from taking those steps toward your bliss. Often all you need to get you going is to give yourself some quiet, stillness, wordlessness, and REST. When was the last time you truly allowed yourself to DO NOTHING and not feel guilty about it?
Today, REST, and allow yourself to enjoy every moment of it. Quiet your mind, be still, and RELAX. Watch how you feel renewed and blessed.