Saturday, August 18, 2018


How strong are you?  Are you aware of your own inner strength?

You know deep down inside though, you are strong, right?  Or do you question it?

If you are not nodding with conviction in fast repetition of affirmation like a bobble head doll on a dashboard, maybe we need to take a closer look. If find yourself fluctuating in the rhythmic steps of walking through a music library catalog trying to own your strength during your darker days, perhaps music might better articulate what your own inner words of wisdom don't quite relay unless you are singing an anthem. 

Do you know in your mind’s eye as you listen to Kelly Clarkson’s anthem ‘Stronger’ --- that what hasn’t already killed you, has only fueled the fire deep down within your soul? 

Maybe this is where your human checks in to play Gloria Gaynor’s anthem “I will survive," as you power walk to Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger,"  hoping to keep "Living On A Prayer" as Bon Jovi pulls you through to your next obstacle course of life to overcome. 

There are days David Guetta gets you to believe you are "Titanium," and Katy Perry gets you to "Rise." Even when Andy Grammer gets you to "Keep Your Head Up," and Brian McKnight reminds you you can "Win" living your own journey in determination and strength,  I SEE YOUR SOUL sometimes limp into days where you may inflict your own self-doubt into your psyche.

Relax...this IS HUMAN, however, let me give your SOUL a CPR breath of life in realizing, that you don't have to limp into self-doubt any longer.

What?!  Yes.  This is true.  Don't believe me?

Well first, let's address this natural skepticism...

Allow me to ask this question, dear human… why do you doubt your own strength? 

*elevator music* 

Hmm... good question, right?

Why do you deny yourself the opportunity to embrace the very thing you claim you are ‘in search of’ but know in your right mind, that it already exists within you because you have lived it?

WHY do you and all of your brothers and sisters on this planet continue to repel this powerhouse supply of multivitamins giving you all of the nutrition you could possibly need to conquer any inner demon of insecurity, fear, or self-doubt?

Do you believe that misery likes company? 

How is that working for you?   Are you beginning to realize that it is not working for you, rather, it is working against you? 

It's okay... you don't need to feel shame in admitting this.  Let's celebrate the idea that you are even more self-aware than you were say two seconds ago!  Whoo hoo!

Doesn't that feel fantastic!  Oh yeah, you betcha!
So how is it that this golden gift of strength gets back shelved on the days you choose to celebrate your blues, your pity pool, your martyrdom, your victimization and instead choose imprisonment?  

Do you know?

Do you have the answers? 

Am I hitting a place outside of your zone that you maybe never have questioned before in your life? 

Take a deep breath. This is good.  I do this out of a place of honoring your human with no judgment with the hope and pure intent from my heart to help you SEE…  REALLY, SEE THIS TIME WITH YOUR EYES OPEN.

Are you seeing it yet? 

Perhaps it is because you are only choosing to see with your eyes or your mind, rather than your mind’s eye… or heart, but I will tell you – if you GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION to see with your SOUL and your higher level of awareness, you will giggle in pure delight to go “AH…….WOW…….NOW I SEE.”

Let me take you on this human journey with your soul firmly attached in grounding to understand what I am trying to say…

“All you seek “OUT THERE” is really already INSIDE OF YOU NOW.” 

All we need to do is to turn the key ever so gently to unlock it from your psyche, to unlock it from your soul, to release it from your grip of control or remove the blockages of misunderstanding, and total oblivion.  

Did you also know that all we need you to do is say, “YES, I am strong.”

Declaration is the number one priority footstep that I will ask you to make as you set foot on your pathway to honoring what already exists.  You are more capable than you give yourself credit for. You've survived many challenges, obstacles, difficult times and you have overcome more than you realize.  It's time to give yourself some credit.

Sure, it is tricky… and for you it may not be easy, but it is only appearing that way because you are sitting in the place of old habits, instead of embracing new ones.

Here I will paint you a picture.  This picture is YOU brushing your teeth.  You put toothpaste on your toothbrush.  You stick it in your mouth and start brushing.  You probably brush the exact same way every single time.  Yet, on occasion, you may still get a cavity or two.  

You do not understand why, but you have come to terms with accepting it as a part of life rather than investigating the idea of doing something differently to change this occurrence. 

In addition, while this pre-programmed daily regime is your own, and no two people brush the same, I will tell you that if I were to assign you the task of brushing in opposite order of how you normally brush, you may resist or repel me.  

You may want to shut me out or shut me down as your knee-jerk reflex and tell me ‘no way.’ 

Don't worry, that is your defense mechanism BECAUSE you are exiting your comfort zone.  However, only when you get out of your comfort zone, can you begin GROWTH and accelerated awareness to create change.

You may even get hostile about it.  Some of you may not hear me.  Some of you may yell, scream, or throw a tantrum.  Some of you may even throw the toothbrush at me.  

But there will be a small group of you who will stop and ask WHY?

Some of you may listen and hear me out, then actually try it.

Another handful of you may ask more questions.

Then there will be a few of you who not only be excited to try it, but you will actually pause for a second to automatically see from your higher self why I am asking you to do this.  You will then acknowledge you know from an all-knowing place this could be the one thing that will change your life and you are open to it and realize you have had the key all along.
THIS analogy is what I am asking you to examine… in that the act of teeth brushing is your default. If we enhance your new default, maybe you will reduce cavities. 

Therefore, if we have you unlock your strength (which you have lived through, accumulated over time, worked hard to acquire and already possess) – you already have within ….
Dare I ask you… aren’t it possible to eliminate self-doubt, fear, and imprisonment of victimization, martyrdom, negative thoughts, and feelings and instead empower you with something awesome you already possess called STRENGTH? 

Love yourself enough to accept your LINK OF STRENGTH. 

Understand that your LINK OF STRENGTH is not just for you, your life, your journey, and your own well-being, but also by doing this; you can actually transform and change your own community just by leading by this example of not being afraid to own it.

That is right… imagine a child or elderly person each struggling to deal with something challenging.  What if they saw you do this by example.  Aren’t you being a catalyst for them witnessing what is possible to do?  

Let us pause here to think about this for just a moment.

Now what if you sat in this place of love for yourself enough to accept your own LINK OF STRENGTH, aren’t you now defaulting to empowering someone else to do the same?

What would this world look like with all of us celebrating each other’s strength and honoring it within ourselves as the starting point?  

What would then happen to feeling as if things are impossible or that change is something for others to do?   

Wouldn’t we then stand in a new place for change to actually happen, rather than only praying for it to happen?  Couldn’t we, even in our place we once considered insignificant, understand and realize that WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW is where and how we are supposed to do this.

Now, imagine if communities all over the world did this… starting from this very basic space of being open to accepting their LINK OF STRENGTH and knowing that it is a mere small tweak of unlocking it, the way it is in diverting cavities by brushing teeth differently than the old way, which did not work as well.

What then? 

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Hallelujah, Amen.  Can we hear the music now?  Have the dark clouds in your world parted for the light to shine on something what first appeared insurmountable, now becoming oh-so-attainable? 

Yeah, Lovely Souls – let us go, people.  We have work to do.  It begins with each of us and then sharing what I’ve just shared from my heart, my soul, my higher consciousness, my strength of my being WITH YOU so that you can have this, too. 

Come on, show me a smile… one that is also hard earned.  You know I just provided the key to your own awareness in unlocking, accepting, and perhaps embracing your own strength that you already have.

My hope is that you celebrate this, enjoy it, and use it for good, your highest, greatest good.  

I hope that from here you can change your own life as well as others by recognizing this precious gift.

Unlock your strength daily… oh, and do not forget to floss.