2018: The year I am done playing small. The year I refuse to hide parts of my personality that I love but keep secret. The year I truly share my authentic self ALL the time.
How about you?
During my recent Wellness Within: Mini Retreat at Zennergy Studios we all chose a feeling or mood we wanted to embrace for the year. I chose "flow" and "ease".
"Ease" and "Flow", but NOT to be small or less than I am. That is NOT Flow, nor is it Ease.
I also do not want to "go with the flow", but to feel ease while flowing on my own unique path in life. Accepting the things I can't change and standing up for my ideas.
Flow is sticking to my truth. Flow is movement towards my ideal day. Flow is feeling good in the now.
Ease is accepting what I can't change and choosing how I react. Ease is being able to be my authentic self EVERY where. Not hiding behind what society thinks I SHOULD be.
Flow and Ease allow abundance and gratitude to enter my life. I embrace my personality, religion, body, and truly LOVE it all JUST the way it is. I manifest what I put out there and choose to accept all things with flow and ease.
With that said; Get those journals out...
When you think about your best life/your true self what qualities stick out in your mind? What feelings are you embracing in that best life/purest self?
Do you currently embrace those feelings or are you striving towards them?
What can you do to feel that way right now?
How can we make that a habit?
With Flow & Ease,
- Jenn Rose <3
(Photo by Maxime Lelièvre on Unsplash
Photo by Angelina Litvin on Unsplash)
Do you celebrate Valentine's Day? Galentine's Day? Or some other holiday to celebrate the ones you love right around February 14th?
To be honest, I never was much of a Valentine's Day fan. It's just too commercial for me. My husband, Eric, and I do not exchange anything for Valentine's Day. Then, full discloser, we go out on the 15th and buy discounted chocolate!
Any way, I wanted to share a fun date night idea that we enjoy any time of year and you can too! It all starts with two words; Blanket Fort.
That feeling of being accepted, acknowledged and understood.
Isn't it really ALL about connection?
On one hand, it could drive us to the extremes of peer pressure, trying to fit in one way or another. Letting our true self get lost in the community. However, without that connection or community spirit we're left out on our own little island.
It's about finding that balance. Being our own unique creation with the flexibility to be influenced by that human connection. That spark which helps us grow.
I spent a lot of time seeing myself as the outsider. Not ready to accept the chance that 'they' may or may not feel the same as I do. I didn't reach out. I didn't want change... but I wanted to grow.
I spent many years hiding behind others and letting them take the lead. I let others make the decisions, stepping away from the steps I could have taken, or retreating completely out of fear.
I was in the midst of a heated discussion with a loved one. Words said and feelings could be hurt. We've all been there.
Not wanting to cause more sadness, I stopped. I took a deep breathe and asked if all we have is Right Now, how did we want to feel?
That is the true beauty in any situation. (Argument or not)
What if we gave up the notion to feel we need to be right? What if we moved beyond the facts or opinions of getting to the point?
Isn't the real point about how we want to feel Right Now?