Do you struggle with speaking your truth from your heart space? Do you find yourself stuffing down your feelings, telling yourself that you are over reacting or that what you need doesn't matter?
At some point, you felt stifled from expressing your voice in the world, Maybe you were told you were too sensitive, you asked too many questions (and were made to be wrong for them), or you were judged harshly for communicating openly and felt the pains of rejection and fear of being cast out from a relationship, a tribe or a community. Perhaps you were taught to sacrifice yourself so everyone else could receive what they needed, leading you to believe, that your needs are less important than others.
Instead of standing in your power and communicating your truth with ease, you mind plays over and over what you should say, how to say it and possible scenarios. You withdraw from the conversation unsure of what to say so you shut down and shrink while stuffing down your real feelings pretending that everything is okay. When open honest and vulnerable communication doesn't happen, relationships break down. Heart wounds, confusion and anger fester building resentment and unhealthy relationships where you feel unheard, invisible, taken advantage of and unimportant.
For generations, society has been taught that it's not okay to ask for what you need, to openly share thoughts and feelings or to fully express who you are in the world. This makes it extremely difficult for women to voice her needs, communicate her truth with honesty and love or to feel heard.
It's time to know without a doubt that your voice matters. You no longer need to continue to feel invisible, unheard or unimportant. It's time to break through the fear of rejection, and begin honoring yourself.
One of the number one reasons people stop themselves from speaking their truth is fear.
Fear another's feelings will be hurt. Fear of rejection, not belong or being loved and accepted. Fear they will say something wrong, be misunderstood or that no one will hear them anyway. Fear they won't be respected or received in what they are asking. So they suffer in silence, secretly wishing they had the strength to voice their truth.
Your voice matters. It's not okay for you to continue to shrink and hide your voice in the world anymore. It's time to break free from the fear and the conditions to communicate your truth.
Begin speaking your truth with these simple steps.
Building upon these simple steps allows you to communicate your truth in the world, build healthy relationships and feel much more calm within.
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Do you remember being a child when magic truly existed? From these awestruck eyes you saw beauty, wonderment and pure love in each moment, leaving you open to experience a life filled with possibilities, expansion and curiosity. You were free to explore and play with Mama Earth and all her beings, ask questions, see new things, and live from your heart free from the conditions and beliefs that now keep you stuck.
Over time you’ve closed off those doors to this magical gateway. You’ve become burdened with responsibilities, obligations, obstacles and limitations. Your mind has taken over telling you all the things that are not possible. Today, I want to invite you into a sacred space where you can awaken the magic that still resides within you to create it in your everyday life. With a few easy steps you will eliminate the unhealthy thoughts that are stopping you and activate your ancient heart wisdom.
Practice this sacred ritual daily to feel the transformations take place in both your mental and emotional bodies. As you raise your vibration, gain clarity and become focused you will begin to invite the possibilities of magic and new opportunities into your life easily and effortlessly.
Each morning grab your journal, a hot cup of tea and get comfortable in an inspiring location where you can light a candle or sit outside in nature. Begin each practice by breathing deeply and grounding into the earth, allowing each and every worry, fear and uncertainty to fall away. Become extremely present in your body. Today is a new day, filled with possibilities, opportunities and Spirit is ready and willing to assist you on your journey as you dedicate yourself to this sacred ritual to create magic. Invite your Spirit Allies, Wisdom Council, Mother Earth and your Ancestors forward to assist you. (If you feel called, please invite any other light beings in to support you.)
When a space to honor intentions, creations and possibilities is upheld in the highest integrity, then magic begins to take place in your life. As you become clear on what your Soul desires more of and operate from a place of gratitude and love, your vibrations begin to raise to a higher frequency matching the manifestations of what you are inviting in.
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Crystal Rasmussen is a Professionally Trained Generational Healer™, Spiritual Guide and Licensed Soul Therapist who serves women who are stuck in fear and co-dependent relationships. She supports and guides others in awakening their heart wisdom, discovering their truth, creating sacred relationships, and learning how to love themselves deeply to lead a full life.
Every once in a while there is a song that catches my attention because of the core truth it holds within the words. The lyrics for "Last Time for Everything" by Brad Paisely sparked a fire within reminding me of the importance to be present, in full acceptance and filled with gratitude for what is right now.
You see, I believe in fully living your life... consciously. That means being fully grounded, present and aware of the choices you are making that are creating your life and embracing every moment unconditionally. (By every moment I mean the good, the bad, the ugly, the mistakes...all of it as messy or as fabulous as it is.) When you live with curiosity and presence you embody appreciation for exactly what is showing up around you. With the understanding that nothing is forever, everything is always changing you have the ability to become aware of the gift that each situation, person, place has and then you have the ability to CHOOSE how you experience it. Even the messy stuff. Because nothing lasts forever. Whether we love it, hate it or are unsure about it, there is a last time for everything.
As a society, most people are so intensely focused in what needs to be fixed, what's missing, what they don't have and where they "should" be instead of where they actually ARE that they lose sight of what is and the gift it has to offer. People get swallowed up in the fear of not having or being enough so they strive to get somewhere, cling to what was or what "should" be, but miss out on enjoying the experience of living. When you are always focused on the future or the past, you're unable to fully appreciate the present and live from this space of consciousness and awareness. You miss out on the gifts it has to offer in each moment.
Have you watched the movie Click with Adam Sandler? His character wasted all his energy on overworking to get the promotion he desperately wanted eventually losing sight of what was important to him. When he was given the gift to fast forward through the parts of his life that were uncomfortable to get to the goal; the one thing he thought would solve all his problems; he actually ended up missing out on life. Never fully enjoying what was in front of him or appreciating the gift that it was.
When we approach life as if it will be the last time we will ever experience a situation, a person, a place suddenly every single thing is beautiful. It is all in Divine Order. There is no wrongness. It is all in perfect alignment.
Let me ask you, if you walked into the job you hate knowing it would be the last time you were ever there would you view it differently? What if the kiss you gave your lover that morning was the last one? Would you pause and fully appreciate the softness of their lips and that gentle smile they give you as they turn to leave or would you continue to rush through as if it will always be there. What if you knew the person you are frustrated with suddenly was no longer going to be there, would you offer forgiveness and compassion and recognize how they contributed to your life?
Truly, there is a last time for everything. Just as the song states, "Last call, last chance. Last song, last dance. Sometimes you just don't know when that's gonna be." In order to fully live our life we must recognize that and move into a state of presence. This creates full appreciation for what is currently showing up and allows you to begin to see the beautiful master design it is.
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You’ve heard the call; a rumbling from the depths of your Soul. There is more to life than what you are currently experiencing. Dreams and visions of what could be possible fill your fantasies.
As a seeker you’ve searched far and wide to discover more of who you are, to learn what your purpose is, to find the secret ingredient to happiness and to experience more freedom and serenity in your life, yet it seems that no matter what you do you can’t seem to get to the next level.
On your journey, you’ve tapped into a small inner voice that shares the experiences your Soul yearns to have. You may desire to travel to a sacred site, enroll in a class, study with a spiritual guide, take that leap and become a healer, move across the country, leave a relationship (or enter a new one), speak your truth from a space of love and compassion, or start a new business but something stops you. Your mind begins to fill with doubts, uncertainties and worries. Then you begin to feel ungrounded, scattered, uncertain, unworthy, confused and stuck. You don’t see how you could possibly achieve that goal, take that class, authentically express yourself, or expand your life to experience more freedom.
Excuses and reasons why it’s impossible for you fill your mind. This could look like saying you don’t have any money or time. It could be that you are trying to make others feel more comfortable, you fear being judged or rejected or you don’t know what the end result will look like. It could be a million other things you tell yourself. In this moment, you’ve settle for what’s good enough and the familiar instead of pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone. Fear now controls your choices and how you experience your life. You’ve bought into the matrix of conditions, illusions and untruths.
Fear has been designed to control you. In each moment you have the choice to stay stuck or to choose something different and experience the life your Soul truly desires. The only thing you need to change your reality instantly is Courage.
One moment filled with courage to take that leap, move beyond the fear and commit to yourself alters the reality of your life forever. You suddenly become free. With this new found freedom, you have the ability to experience the life you have been saying you desire. You get to experience more of what your Soul wants for you. You discover your truth. Within that, you feel happy, peaceful, expanded and limitless. You become unstoppable.
Take a moment and ask yourself the following questions.
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Do you fall into bed each night physically exhausted, mentally drained and emotionally broken? Do you carry the weight of the world on her shoulders desperately trying to stay strong for everyone else, making sure everyone else’s needs are met before your own?
As you move through the days you juggle work, errands, family, friends and daily activities and chores with care and balance – making sure nothing falls through the cracks, yet find yourself never reaching your full potential in any area.
With such a loving spirit you desire to help both those struggling and loved ones by solving problems and trying to make everyone else happy; regardless of the sacrifice you make for yourself. On the outside it looks as though you have everything together. Your smile says to the world, “Everything is okay. I’ve got this”. Yet, inside don’t feel like that. You go through the daily motions just to get to the next step. The intense chaos within leaves you anxious, stressed and longing for peace. At times, you finds yourself wanting to withdraw from the world to regain a sense of yourself again, to discover the inspiration and happiness that was lost somewhere along the way.
You are living for other people and not honoring what you need in your life. Not even recognizing what those needs may be. Your energy is scattered as the mind is distracted with a million different responsibilities, obligations, have-tos and should’s.
Having healthy boundaries is an essential part of self-love. Creating these boundaries can not only renew your spirit, but bring both a sense of freedom and peace. When you are able to honor more of who you are and are not caught up in the daily activities of juggling everything for everyone else, your energy increases, you have clarity of mind, you experience peace and calmness and you are able to enjoy being present in the moment.
Here are a few simple steps to renew your spirit and create healthy boundaries.
1) Call your Energy Back. Sit quietly in lotus position or with your feet flat on the floor. Close your eyes and ask the pieces of you that you left with others, in other spaces or situations to come back to you. Visualize the golden sparks of your energy flying back to you and filling your entire being until all of your energy has returned to you.
2) Say No. Begin saying no to things and people that do not serve you. The word NO is a complete sentence. You do not need to explain or justify to others why you cannot do something with or for them.
3) Date Yourself. Set aside specific times for you every week to do something that you really want to do. What would you like to experience? What is going to nourish your soul? Go to a class, take a hike in nature, dance, get a massage.
4) Define what is important to you. What are your priorities? Why are they important to you? What do they offer you? Keep this written somewhere when something doesn't match your priorities you have the opportunity to say no.
If you would like to learn how to create healthier boundaries and desire to awaken, renew and expand your spirit, I invite you to schedule a 30 minute complimentary Soul Therapist Consultation at http://bit.ly/soultherapy.
Crystal Rasmussen is a Certified Generational Healer™ Spiritual Guide & Licensed Soul Therapist who serves women who are stuck in fear and co-dependent relationships. She supports and guides others in awakening their authentic self, discovering their truth, tapping into their own heart wisdom, becoming empowered, and learning how to love themselves deeply.
Do you struggle with making decisions wondering what the best option is? When a choice needs to be made, you immediately shut down, going into fear thinking whatever you choose will be the wrong one.
You try to balance everyone else's needs, desires and wishes without even considering your own and how it will effect your daily life.
Terrified of making a mistake, doubting your ability to follow your intuition or trust yourself you seek out advice and approval from everyone else, ultimately giving your power away. On top of that you endlessly analyzing every possible outcome until you are beyond confused.
Society has taught us not to trust ourselves, to second guess our intuition and that no matter what, you must stick with the choice you made.
One choice can alter your reality. Saying yes to a potential partner, quitting your job, choosing a different path, moving across the country along with every minor choice has the potential to alter your life.
The key is to discover the power in your choice.
Are you making your choice based in fear or are you making your choice based on expansion?
When you are deciding from fear, you become limited. You become anxious over the future and worry about how it will affect not only you, but everyone around you. (Their needs and desires are put above your own.) Your body creates tension, becomes sore and painful and exhausted. You think about all the possible negative outcomes, and emotional upheaval takes over, leading you to hide underneath the covers and give up responsibility of making the choice.
The moment you step into choosing from a place of expansion and how it will serve you is the moment you are able to trust your experience.
You suddenly step into a sacred space where you are able to create your life from a conscious place. You open up, you follow your intuition, and synchronicity appears. You experience more freedom, more joy, more ease and more clarity, allowing doors to be opened for you.
Here are a few simple journal exercises to understand the power of choice and how it works for you.
1) List of all the choices you've made that added value to your life. How did you come to that decision? What did you feel? What was your experience? Go into detail.
2) List the choices you've made based in fear. How did you come to that decision? What were you afraid of? What was your experience? Go into detail.
3) Create a timeline. Feel into and journal about what your life will look like if you make "this" choice in 6 months, 1 year, 5 years, 10 years.
If you are struggling with making choices and desire more support contact Crystal today to discuss how The Soul Therapist Awakening Sessions can help you. The Awakening Sessions bring you to an awareness of where you have created limitations based on past conditioning. This awakening is life-changing and will impact any current situations that have been holding you back from experiencing your truth, choices, and life direction of what is best for you.
Do your thoughts spiral out of control on a daily basis? Is your mind constantly filled with worry, doubt, or confusion? Do you find yourself playing out scenarios of what MIGHT happen? Or replaying the past over and over again?
Your mindset determines how you experience your life. If your mind is continuously on overdrive, looking for problems to solve, questioning what might or might not happen, wondering what others will think or is in uncertainty it can literally stop you from living the life your Soul desires.
Overthinking is one of the biggest obstacles people face in realizing their dreams. It creates fear. It stops you from choosing what you really want to do. It keeps you from speaking your truth. It keeps you stuck in the future or holding onto the past instead of fully living in the moment. It stops you from experiencing true happiness, peace and freedom in your life.
Have you ever wished you could just turn off your mind and stop overthinking?
Here are four simple steps to help you stop overthinking.
1) Meditate. Meditation is about letting go of all the thoughts that are controlling you and grounding your energy into your body. If you find it difficult to focus on your breath use a mantra that you repeat. Once you notice yourself no longer repeating the mantra, simply begin again. Or use a guided meditation. Start with 10 minutes and increase the time as you feel more comfortable.
2) Be Present. Becoming fully present in the moment paying attention to what is currently happening within and around you is another great way to get you out of your head. To do this, become aware of the sights, sounds, smells and sensations you are experiencing; even during the mundane tasks like washing the dishes, cooking or driving.
3) Ground. When you are grounded and fully in your body then your mind is able to stop wandering and you are able to experience more balance, security and ease. To do this, start by breathing in and out through your heart, then imagine yourself being anchored into the center of Mother Earth being fully supported by her.
4) Journal. Journaling helps release all the thoughts floating around in your head. It supports you in becoming aware of what thoughts and feelings you are unconsciously having and helps you gain clarity.
As you awake you find yourself wishing you could pull the covers up over your head and hide. You are not ready to face another day filled with struggles, complications and challenges. You’re constantly worried, stressed and in fear about what is currently happening (or not happening) in your life and with your friends and family.
Mentally, you begin to solve problems…both your own and those you care about. Your mind begins to wonder down a rabbit hole towards until suddenly your mind is filled with negative thoughts, confusion and indecision. You’re frustrated but you know you have to pull up your bootstraps and put on a happy face. So you do it.
You do your best to pretend that everything is okay. You try not to worry about all the things that are going wrong in your life and in the world, but deep down you feel like you are drowning and fighting for air. You feel trapped with no light at the end of the tunnel. Every step forward feels like three steps back. You feel like no one understands you, leaving you isolated, alone and unsupported.
Many women strive every day to meet the expectations that have been placed upon them. Afraid of appearing weak, she puts on a mask for the world pretending that everything in her life is wonderful. But within she struggles daily with anxiety and depression. She holds on to the past and clings to the future unable to fully enjoy the moment. True happiness seems out of reach.
When the turmoil of life overtakes you, here are a few simple steps to increase your happiness now.
How often do you find yourself emotionally, mentally and physically exhausted from living the life others have defined for you?
Since the moment you were born you have been conditioned to be agreeable and say yes to everyone else. You have been taught to please them, to live by THEIR rules and truths, to sacrifice your happiness for the sake of others, to put on a mask and pretend that everything is okay – even when it’s not.
If you refused, you were told you were being selfish and were made to feel guilty. You learned it was wrong to go against the grain, rock the boat, be the rebel or choose for you.
Over the years, you’ve lost touch with who you are, your desires, your dreams. You long to live your purpose, to experience freedom and happiness, but it feels so far out of reach that you don’t even know where to start.
So, you continue to pull up your bootstraps and do what is expected of you. You suffer in silence wishing you had the strength to stand up for yourself and speak your truth. You quietly wonder who you would be if you could choose for you instead of living by all of the expectations that have been placed upon you.
Most women have learned to put themselves last. They have been taught to put their own needs aside. Within that, ideas, passions, creativity and dreams have been overtaken by fear, responsibilities and supposed to’s.
The mere thought of doing something (anything) different is both exhilarating and terrifying. You wonder what life might be out there for you if you had the courage to take that leap beyond the fear, past the conditioned state of society’s expectations and truly began saying YES to you.
It’s time to connect to your authentic expression in the world and discover your happiness.
Today, I'm inviting you to a simple exercise that will allow you to say YES to you and bring you the experience of freedom; shifting and transforming your life dramatically.
For the next 3 days, stop automatically saying yes to others or taking on their responsibilities and start saying YES to YOU!
What does that look like?
For three days observe what your normal response is in each and every choice you make and why you are choosing it.
That means take a look at your day and ask yourself what did you do and WHY did you do it? Write it down in a journal to help you gain clarity and see the patterns begin to emerging. You may be surprised to learn what choices you are making aren’t serving you and allowing yourself to discover more of what your soul desires.
To expand on this exercise even more, every morning upon waking up greet the day with a smile and ask, " What will I choose for ME today?" And then, do it!
This simple daily exercise and question will shift the way you perceive your day and change the course of your actions.
Try it out and let me know how it goes.
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Women have been conditioned to serve others first. She has learned to put herself self-care last, leaving her feeling depleted, not good enough and confused.
Sacrificing her own needs and desires has led to people pleasing not only her family and close friends, but others as well. Resentment kicks in and she becomes angry; however she is unable to speak her truth and say NO. And when she does, the guilt overtakes her. She beats herself up, telling herself she should have, criticizing the way she handled the situation and herself.
Nurturing yourself is vital to experiencing life through a grateful heart and joy. When you begin honoring your mind, body and spirit with small rituals that support self-love, you feel alive again; you have a clear mind; and you experience peaceful fulfillment in your daily life.
Here are 7 simple key steps to self-love that you can begin taking today.
Let me know how these simple steps assist you by sending me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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