Are you communicating the energy of you?

Do you like to create different outfits? Have you ever considered taking pictures of yourself in the outfits where you know you look fabulous to see what the magic formula is for you? Or do you avoid mirrors & cameras and just pick something? Do you know what your outfits and color choices say about you? And what does this have to do with space?
When I was in my 20s I used to say I felt “tanned” when I wore colors  that I later found was jiving with the essence of me (even if it was winter and I was pale). Yet I also wore clothing in colors that were in fashion that didn’t work for me, and I had a lot of clothes (“It was on sale!”) that I never seemed to wear or feel good in.
Many years later the “I feel tanned” colors and some new surprises ended up on my personal color palettes when I found Jennifer Butler Living Colors. Now all the colors in my closet work together, and I feel great wearing them all. I stick to colors that compliment me and my closet energizes me. And yes, there has been an ongoing process of releasing in this work too as we shed what’s not working for us and step into the powerful beings we are. Taking pictures of myself in various outfit combos trained my eyes in an objective way to see what was working for me.
Imagine communicating who you are without uttering a single word? Wearing colors & designs that communicate the essence of who you are? That matches your energy, skin, hair and eyes? That is what attracted me on this work more than 10 years ago.
Sure when you have an amazing energy and/or body people will be drawn to you no matter what, and what ease could it create for you and your life if the colors you wore matched your energy, style and personality while also listening to your body’s desires? Who would you attract into your life?
I have so many colors to choose from and I still follow the energy of what my body would like to wear every day. And as my awareness of me has expanded so has my wardrobe and how I choose to combine my outfits. It’s always changing just as I am.
It’s beyond fashion, while looking at fashion, and creating combinations that look smashing for you and the energy you are. And continue wearing your colors whether in fashion or not (for most there are always at least one color in fashion). And being willing to be seen as people will notice you in a different way. That to me creates a lot of space to be.
It’s no coincidence that I’m now in the fine tuning stage with my clothing & accessories, adding new elements like patterns and texture, as that is where I’m at in most areas of my life currently. It’s powerful stuff that supports all that I be and do.
And how cool is it to look and feel great even when you are out of shape? Another strength of this work.
If you would like to find out more about this you can go here.

Space and Choice

[painted ladies SF] Mar 18, 2015

I am so present to the power of choice and the space it creates today. What if a choice was just something that was good for 10 seconds and then you get to choose again? What would that create in your life and reality?
And what if being space and choosing to be with that inner spaciousness of no mind chatter is a way to create from? And what if meditation is not required to be that space? What if it’s just a matter of clearing the energy that is in the way of being that? What if you can be space in the midst of chaos? While surrounded by people? And what if talking about it is not required?
In the past two months I’ve been in a space of potent creation, transforming my home into the vibe of the beach house I desire to live in, moving my body, completing projects, giving away or trashing stuff that are no longer working for me, still while working full time, being in a mastermind program, playing with Jennifer Butler and a small group on the topic of dressing with intention, traveling, being social and also spending a lot of time on my own and loving it. I know that I am in the process of creating something really fun. And what I am creating this time I only have the energies of, there are no words that can describe it. What I feel like when I tap into it, it’s just one of those beyond situations that I tend to play with, outside of the box play, one step at the time with no attachment to anything, staying present and aware as much as I can, and blogging!
It’s so much fun to play outside the box, when you tap into the space of beingness and create from a non-linear space. Walking in the unknown I’ve found is the space where possibilities can show up that you never considered and that you tend to miss when you are focused on things showing up in a particular way. And sometimes that is created by simply going for a rollerblade, playing a sport or anything that requires you to be totally present.
What is your awareness activity of choice? Do you find yourself getting ideas and inspiration during/after? Do you have a “natural high” in your body when you move it? Do you spend time outdoors and connect with the trees, grass, animals? Do you have more inner space when you make a choice to move your body?


Comfort zones

Do you feel exposed when you step out of your comfort zone? Do you go for it anyway or does it stop you?

I was just drinking two aloe beverages called “Exposed” and “Comfort” and it inspired me to blog.

I’m the type of person who crave change and have no problem being exposed. The comfort zone is an interesting one as some are easy and others may occur as larger shifts. And still I am fully aware of that being my interesting point of view. And with that POV what do I create? So what choices can I make and what questions can I ask to shift that?

Say you own a house, have a couple of kids and would love to change jobs, do you?  Do you take the leap without having another job or income revenue in place? Do you move or sell your house at a loss? Or do you wait until something else shows up?

To me revenue has been a sticking point, changing and having revenue lined up is different to me than leaving without, and is it? What makes the perception of employment occur as “safe” vs. creating your own thing? Why do we buy into the belief that we can’t  leap without having money for our expenditures so it may make sense to save up money first? And what if that is what stops the flow of new possibilities to show up in your world? Interesting isn’t it?

I have yet to crack the code for that myself so I continue to explore and ask questions. I do know that there is a lie that I have bought into along the way and once I have the awareness of what that is I’ll shift things fast. The fun thing with asking questions is that you open yourself up to new possibilities. I wonder what will show up?

Are you distracting yourself from choice?

Have you ever wondered or stopped yourself long enough to look at why you take actions that override what your body is asking for, or what you are desiring to create in life in general? I’ve been looking at that for a while in all areas of life and have found that distractions are one way we keep ourselves from being present with situations that may no longer work for us that we are not ready to deal with. Often in combination with having many balls in the air aka “super active” or “stressed” when we do not appear to have the space to stop, be/breathe or ask questions and instead [re]act. Do you catch yourself when you are in that mode?
So why do we procrastinate, and is that a way for us not to choose? Or is it that we are simply not ready? Or are we “waiting” for a message, feeling, answer or …? Still we make choices all the time, every day, on the fly and I wonder how many of those are on autopilot? And what if distractions are part of the expansion of our awareness? What if it’s just a fun game? And does is matter what we choose? And how much of the distractions or waiting game are not even our stuff that we are acting [out] on? YES! And that is the part that I find so hilarious! Either way, sooner or later, for me at least, I know I will get into the space of awareness and action.
I found Access Consciousness in 2011 after having spent most of my life exploring various modalities including some deep journeying on my own. I was fully aware of picking up other people’s thoughts, etc., I was not aware of how much of the thoughts were not even mine that I thought were, and that was very hilarious and liberating!
I have no regrets though, I’ve had a lot of fun exploring with amazing experiences. Having played with many different teachings I started becoming aware of how the messages ultimately had similarities yet with different packaging and teachings.
When I took the Landmark Forum many years ago I got the power of  “the blank canvas” (removing all the stuff from your past that you carry into your future) and what it was like to live a life without mind chatter, making things significant and a lot more. The “blank canvas” was a super profound experience yet at that point in my life I didn’t know that most of the mind chatter or past drama wasn’t even mine to clear!
Now knowing that you have choice, separating the meaning of what actually is yours (about 2%!!), acting on what is yours and releasing the rest and ultimately having everything in life simply be “an interesting point of view”, or “blank canvas”, well that is both a very simple process and also something that takes ongoing practice to implement with infinite possibilities and choices available.
Life is filled with distractions and messages on what you are supposed to do. Very little communication is based on asking you to actually check in with you and ask what is true for you. A lot of programming, whether you listen to the news, watch a commercial or are part of groups where “this is the way to be, think or act” focus on what’s right or wrong. So what can one do? Could these distractions be part of us expanding on our awareness? So that we make a different choice next time?
What makes Access Consciousness (founded by Gary Douglas) so much fun [for me] is the ease and insignificance of it. You learn to ask questions that go way beyond agreement, and you understand that you have choice in each moment. (the classes are filled with laughter and fun) You learn to shift from operating from conclusions, what other people say/think into simply asking expansive questions that increase your awareness “Empowering people to know what they already know” is the tagline, and that is just the starting point.
Imagine not having to analyze, answer or go deep, and instead just asking open-ended, expansive questions, clearing the energy and shifting how you perceive whatever your question was all about? Imagine being able to allow people to be who they choose to be without having a point of view? And yes you also have choice in whether you would like to interact with that same person! Pretty radical huh?
What if you followed what is light and true for you instead of what’s heavy and not true for you? What if you included you in the equation? And knowing what is true for you could be different than it is for me? And what if asking questions could be fun and change your life with ease? And what if it’s not about answering the question!?
What kind of world could we create if everyone woke up and felt amazing? Are you ready to tap into the magic capacities of the being that you are? If you are looking for change and asking expansive questions sounds interesting to you, you may want to check out the book “Being You, Changing The World” with Dr. Dain Heer, or simply go to his website to explore further
Here are two fun and expansive questions for you: “What else is possible™?*” and  “How does it get any better than this™?*” These are great questions to ask yourself no matter what situation and mood you may be in. It kind of shifts your focus into one of possibilities. Wanna try them out?
* Trademarks of Access Consciousness

What are you selling?

[image of me] Mar 9, 2015

… and how are you expressing it?

Having spent more than 25 years working with “professional” sales people I know that many of them have no clue. So what am I talking about? Do you think sales is only for the “professional” sales people? To me, life is a game of sales, selling you. What? Yes, and here is why. Think of someone that sold you something professionally that they were really good at. Now think of a close friend that you really love being with. What do the two of them have in common? Is it what they do? Is it how they dress? Is it who they are being? Or a combination of all of it? What makes you say yes?

We all look to create different experiences on this journey called life, and the intentions and targets vary so what do they have in common? Is it that you want to be with them, that they have the “it” factor whatever that may be? Do you connect and see yourself in them? Maybe they dress in a way that you really like? Or sell a product that you really like? Or are happy, fun and easy to be around? Or is it that they show an interest in you?

I buy when someone is being the product, when you get the “I want what they have” vibe. It’s often magical, charismatic, happy, authentic and no bs type of people that are offering a product that matches the energy of what I am looking for and where it’s expansive and a contribution to my life and living. What is it for you? Two questions that you can ask are “If I do/buy this what will my life look like in a year, 3 years, 5 years?” and “If I do not do/buy this, what will my life look like in a year, 3 years and 5 years?”.

And then there’s the “packaging” of us. Did you know that there are colors that you can wear that enhances not only how you feel but also how people see you? And you can still be fashionable? Cool huh? What if you wore the colors of your essence in styles that flatter your body & being (independent on weight)? What if you could communicate who you truly are without uttering a word? What would it look or be like if your outside coloring and style matched the energy of what’s on the inside of you? That is what sold me on Jennifer Butler Colors and I’ve explored that area of growth for the past 10+ years.

It’s an ongoing process to refine what that looks like for you especially if you are a person like me who loves to grow and with a body shape that varies which results in different choices on what to wear. I find it to be a very empowering and playful approach to choosing what to wear and express yourself as in the world, in fabrics that feels yummy for me to wear and colors that complement the different aspects of me.

What side of your personality are you looking to express? What are you looking to create in your life right now? What would you like to communicate about yourself and your message? Would wearing colors that make you feel great be a contribution to your life? What is your awareness?