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.
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You crave change. It's something you deeply desire in your life. You wish for more love, more laughter, more joy. You dream of starting a business, beginning a new relationship, embracing more freedom, being financially abundant.
It's all on your bucket list. (Along with a few more other items I’m sure).
You dream of it. You hope for it. You pray for it. You fantasize about it. You make plans for that one day in the future.
But that day doesn't come.
On occasion you ponder why. Why haven’t your dreams come true yet? Why haven’t these dramatic life changes manifested in your life? You feel like you’re on the right track for the most part. You’ve made vision boards and studied the law of attraction. You know you’re ready to embrace change in your life, but for some reason everything still feels out of reach.
Allow me to share something.
Deep down you fear change.
Change is scary. Having something new means you have to do something different. It means you have to let go of the old. Sometimes that means ending relationships, walking away from toxic people, quitting the job, moving across the country, being brave and trying something new, investing in yourself in a bigger way. It also means becoming aware of the beliefs and patterns that are stopping you in your tracks and stepping into the unknown.
Walking into unknown territory can trigger all your stuff. The uncertainty of the outcome makes you doubt yourself, it keeps you small, it feels uncomfortable. You being to question the success rate, the actionable steps that you must take, the inner voice that keeps calling to you and so you move a bit slower and procrastinate. Your fight or flight can kick in and you allow the illusion of fear to dictate your life.
Not knowing where you are going can be scary. When you are unable to see all the steps to reach the change you desire it’s easy to just walk away and stay in the comfort zone that you know well. So your life continues on just as it was without much transformation at all. But you still dream about it. You still hold onto that vision. The only difference is you aren't taking action and following through on your dream.
Martin Luther King once said “You don't have to see the whole staircase you take the first step.”
You can begin embracing change without fear by taking one simple step. Acknowledge it. What are you afraid of?
Soul Therapy supports you in each step you take to easily move beyond the fear and invite in the change that you wish to see in your life.
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Do you feel like you are living your life for somebody else? Is your time and what you do in life being dictated by a boss, family member or how much (or how little) finances you have?
You have wasted too much of your precious life trying to please others or live up to the responsibilities and obligations you have, leaving you feeling bound and unable to choose the life you truly desire. You’re ready to break free from the chains and conditions that bind you to this limited reality.
You are ready to experience FREEDOM.
You daydream about it. You visualize it. Yet, you believe that it can’t happen for you. Or you tell yourself someday in the future you can have “it”.
Here are three simple steps to discover your freedom right now.
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“Live like you were Dying” by Tim McGraw is one of my all-time favorite songs. It touches my heart and soul on such a deep level while focusing on young man who has recently received the news that his life here on earth may be ending soon.In the song, it talks about how he went skydiving, climbed the Rocky Mountains, offered forgiveness he refused to give and loved bigger and better than ever.
The lyrics are about fully living your life, following your dreams, and enjoying every single moment. It’s about honoring and celebrating what’s important to you. Full blown self-love.
Sadly, most of us aren’t fully living our lives based in what our Soul craves. Instead our choices are based in fear. We don’t take that chance. We don’t pick up the phone because we are afraid of rejection. We don’t forgive because we don’t want to get hurt again. We don’t start that business because we are afraid of failing or being laughed at. We don’t quit the job we hate because we believe there is no other option. We don’t take that trip because we can’t lose the job we hate. The list goes on and on.
We put off living until tomorrow. What if there wasn’t another tomorrow to achieve all you wanted? Would you make different choices?
Life is made up of moments. Each of those moments create our legacy. It’s the mark we leave on this earth. It’s the memory we leave for our loved ones when our time is up; the footprint saying we were here.
How are you living your life right now? Are you embracing it or are you pushing it away and telling yourself you will do it later?
Are you willing to take a risk and begin to fully live your life and embrace the time you have here on this amazing planet? Are you willing to answer your Soul’s calling?
I invite you to discover who you are by living fully with love and intention in each moment.
Here are a few simple journal questions to help you discover what you could do differently and begin to live fully.
1) What don’t you like in your life? Where are you struggling? In order to fully live you have to be able to identify all the places where you are not honoring and celebrating you. That means getting really clear on what you feel isn’t working for you.
2) What does your soul crave? What does it yearn to experience? This is the fun part. You get to imagine anything. The sky is the limit. Do you dream of hopping on a plane and spending a week in another country? Do you long to do mission work in the world? Have you desired to go back to school and get a degree? Launching a new invention or brand? What about curling up for an entire day with your lover?
3) What is stopping you? What excuses do you tell yourself? What resources do you feel are not available and what can you do to change that? This brings in awareness and helps you get really clear on where you aren’t embracing your life fully.
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