energy blocks holding me back

My on going practices of yoga, meditation, writing and running help me stay centered.  Yet even when I am centered, over the past few years I have felt as if my energy is being zapped or blocked.  For me, low energy is frustrating as there is so much life to live and I want to experience all of it!!

Upon examining this further, what kept coming up for me was that I have “unfinished business” to take care of in certain areas of my life:  unspoken words, broken relationships with no closure, and an inability to forgive and forget.

With knowledge comes the opportunity to make changes.  For me, this knowledge  was exactly what I needed to free up more energy to live my life, on my terms.  So, for the last several months I have been working at speaking my truth, getting closure and/or re-connecting with people, and forgiving myself so I can forgive others.

I can literally feel my energy freeing up. Just today I was able to run 6 miles with no problem instead of my usual 3 miles.  My relationships are improving as I speak my truth and apologize for past hurts.  I do believe most of us want the same thing in life:  to love and be loved.  Perhaps sometimes we just don’t know how to go about it.

Are energy blocks holding you back from getting what you want?

Challenging Times: No More Smoke & Mirrors..Requires Fierce Conversation..and Presence

For as long as I can recall, I have been a highly dedicated student of myself and therefore life.

This is the only way I know how to live my version of the good life..living deliberately, doing what I truly want rather than what myself or others think “I should” be doing.

How am I able to do all of this?  One word: PRESENCE.

Quite simply, if I am present, I  am able to listen to my voice and it becomes louder than any other.

How do I say present in the hectic pace of living?  Many ways: meditation, writing, exercise, solitude.. All of these activities.  Yet in this world, we are interacting with others.

How do I maintain this presence in the company of others?  I do it by having authentic conversations when necessary.  They are fierce and challenging yet totally liberating and effective.  These types of conversations  interrogate reality, provoke learning, tackle tough challenges and enrich relationships. It is a conversation where both parties are present.  These conversations are passionate and authentic and come from a place of integrity and collaboration.  They inspire leadership and allow for transformation.

And let’s face it, isn’t it easier to just BE ourself?  No more smoke & mirrors!