Have You Forgotten?


Don't get so busy in life, so distracted with tasks, so drawn into story or drama that you lose sight of what you love. Have you forgotten just how good it feels to do something you just love? To go somewhere that feeds your soul? To be with someone who celebrates the time you have together?

Remember when you were completely wrapped up in the desire to follow your passions. You would wake with inspiration to bring to it. You would lose track of time while doing it. You would share with others every aspect of it. You loved the energies that ran through you when you were involved with your passion. Of course, sometimes life dictates that we put our passion aside for other responsibilities, other's needs such as our children, or any other important requirement of our time.

Sometimes we forget to return to our passion. Slowly the time and space that it held in our life is replaced with other commitments. Sometimes it is a choice we make, believing we have more important things to do, or that we don't have enough time to give to it, or that it is not a priority. We have slowly forgotten just how good following our passion was for us.

We have bought into a story, often created by others to justify why they have forgotten to follow their passions! This story holds judgement. This story stops us in our tracks. This story keeps us from experiencing the bliss and joy that passion brings!

The Universe gives us things to become excited over! It teases and tantalizes our senses with delight, with wonder, with awakening energies of passion. Our soul waits on these moments. It knows the energy will expand into so many other areas of our life. It relies on these energies for creativity, for healing, for refueling and more. It is within these energies that we find inspiration. Our vision is filled with possibilities. Our options are more fluid. Our gifts grow and long to be shared. Our confidence and awareness reaches out.

We do not have to let go of our dreams, we do not have to put down our passions to still be productive in this life. If anything, making the time and honoring these aspects of who we are will make us even more productive. Or, at the least, possibly better at what we are doing! It is in the energies of these passions that our life feels satisfying, beautiful and abundant. It is these energies that we find ways to share with others. It is in these energies that our soul is given the opportunity to be more and more present in our actions and our thoughts. What have you forgotten?

Blessings, Lisa

Plug In Your Soul

Your soul thrives in connections. Think about the last time you were with a group of people who inspired you, challenged you and supported your expansion and growth. How brightly was your soul shining? Remember the last time you had your breath taken away by the beauty of nature. How full was your soul? Think back to a time when you felt love, deep compassion, grab a hold of your heart love that flowed through your veins and filled your heart. Remember how present your soul was?

This is how you experience your soul in our life. It steps up when you are plugged in and fully present. Each of those situations I shared above would have you fully aware, very present and awake. Your soul would be as well!

It loves connection because you then bring your attention to your words, your actions and your dreams. You are invested. You are ready to grow. You are willing to release. You are fully in your truth and open to the possibilities of life.

There is little room for ego when soul is present. The essence of you becomes filled with love, peace, grace, truth, wonder and more. Soul soaks up these energies. It uses these vibrations to propel us onto the next rung of the ladder, the next dream to manifest, and the next moment to embrace. You become more and more of who you are!

Knowing this about your soul allows you to take a step back and assess your life. Are you taking good measures to feed your soul? Are you in good company? Are you doing things that you are passionate about? Are you creating space to pause and reflect? Honoring your soul takes commitment and conscious awareness. It requires you to show up and be present. It means you keep your eye open for the beauty in life.

How will you nurture your soul today? What will you plug it into?

Blessings, Lisa

So Much Is To Be Found In The Preparations


We prepare for many different things in our lives. Everything from the arrival of a guest, moving to a new location, a favorite meal, a special event, or even the ending of relationship. Preparations help us be more fully present in our lives. They help us move through painful memories or to engage in positive ones.

As I prepare for the arrival of family for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, I am aware of the way preparations that feeds my soul. As I prepare the guest rooms for my returning family, I lovingly create a familiar haven for them to step into to feel embraced, welcomed and at home. As I prepare the menu for our family meals, I am sure to include favorites of my children to please their palates and tease their memories. As I give thought to the gifts for the following holiday season, I bring loving and appreciative energies into the gift choices, enjoying the anticipation of the recipients pleasure when they are gifted.

The preparations add to my delight, my connections and my intentions. My soul awakens with delight as I plan and create. My heart is full as I fix and fuss and enjoy the beauty about to unfold. My mind recalls memories of holidays past and is filled with appreciation and warm thoughts.

Preparations help us garner the energies for the moment. Sometimes those energies help us move through a difficult situation. Sometimes the energies help us to remember the important details. And then there are those times that the energies help us to connect to the needs of others and be sure that we tend to ours as well.

Preparations, an important part of living a full life. An important part of being present and open to the possibilities. When we are prepared, it is that much easier to embrace what the moment brings us. We feel complete, whole and empowered. We move with the flow and embrace the gifts in the moment. Even in times of loss or disappointment, we can be prepared enough to be present and in the discomfort, find our truth.

We never can really know all that we need to be prepared for, but if we move through our days seeking our truth, aligning our intentions, stepping forward in integrity and holding love in our heart...everything seems to flow as it should. Everything we need is to be found in the preparations.

Blessings, Lisa



Present and Mindful


Thich Nhat Hanh once stated, "When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love." When I read these words, my soul soars with understanding. I have come to a place in my life where I fully understand this. This is not to say that there are days when I find the challenge in the act of mindfulness. We all do.

But life changes when I live this way. The saying, "Don't sweat the small stuff" rings in my ears. There is no need to. Instead the focus is placed upon the moment I am in, not the one left behind or the one to come. In that moment, my focus sharpens and I begin to see life differently. Without projection I place all my energies into what I am doing now, who I am with now, what I am saying now, and who I am being now. When I do that the door of peace and grace swings open. Struggles do not seem so large. Solutions are easier to find. Beauty is obviously present and my heart sings.

The work of the soul is timeless. When I fully embrace this concept I recognize there is little to be gained in projecting my worries or having relentless regrets. My soul is able to  flow throughout the layers of my energies and my lifeline to blend the lessons and gifts and love designed for me. I simply need to be present and embrace. To open myself up to the potency and expansiveness that is found in the now.

Riding the surface in life is not an option for me. I want to dive deep, dig deep and breathe deep. I want to explore the layers and pull out the weeds, dig up the roots and uncover the treasures. I want my moments to be filled with joy, surrounded by peace, coated with acceptance and open to potential. The only way I have found to create this is to live mindfully and remain present.

Blessings, Lisa