Pt 1 – How do I change my thoughts?

Are you aware of all the different thoughts babbling away in your head?

There’s one telling you to not eat that block of chocolate. ¬†There’s another one telling you you need to get out, exercise more. ¬†What about the one that makes you feel guilty whenever you choose something loving or nurturing for yourself. ¬†What are these thoughts¬†there for?

Most of us carry about our lives with these background thoughts playing. ¬†We may, or may not choose to look at them and hear what they’re saying. Most of the time we don’t because, well, who really wants to listen to someone berating us for doing something that we want, or don’t want to do, ex – chocolate/exercise.

The internet is filled with motivational quotes – inspirational images of cute girls with hot bodies & fashionable vibrant exercise wear – and we’re told to simply ‘Just do it’. We are being stimulated from an Ego or Head level to reach our goals. ¬†Set your goals, follow them, acheive them = happiness!

But does it?

Once you have worked for that equal hot body like your instagram feed pics, your green smoothie recipe is on par with your lastest Vegan sista’s blog – have you really reached true happiness?

It is really easy to think we have, because we have joined the mass health movement and are following the trend of what is hip & cool.

I’ve been there & I know how good it can feel, and it does feel good. ¬†But how healthy is your mind. ¬†How healthy are your thoughts circling around that styled sexy mop of yours? ¬†How many times did you take your selfies before you felt confident enough to share it because it caught your best look?

We have made it to this era where it all looks great from here. ¬†We’re all aware of healthy eating. ¬†Eating locally raised/Organic produce, eating balanced Protein/Fat/Carb type meals – eating optimally for health & energy requirements, moving our bodies regularly, taking selfies or getting friends to take our photo while we pose our mastered Asana. ¬†Taking pics of nature & how we enjoy spending our non working time.
I LOVE it – it is beautiful to behold, and I am a part of this wave of health conscious individuals.

BUT – what I really want to know is, how is your EGO?

What is going on underneath your tanned complexion & motivational insta quote?

Are you keeping up with the trend because it is such?  Or are these actions truely aligned with your inner self?  There is no right or wrong answer here, but your answer could dictate the inner workings of your mind.

Back in my 20’s I was up with the best of them, churning through my daily workouts & eating clean & every 3-4 hours. ¬†My routine was near flawless. ¬†I was fit, lean, energetic & felt like I was in control.

My Ego on the other hand, was not.  My routine was powered by subconscious thoughts circling around what I really thought of myself.
“you’re not good enough, you’re not pretty enough, you don’t have enough, you’re not lean enough, you’re not doing enough, you’re different to everyone else…”

These very beliefs created the gym junkie persona that I identified with. ¬†I thought that that ‘healthy gym goer was who I was!

It was only when I started to acknowledge these inner thoughts that my life started to slowly change. ¬†I didn’t know it at the time, but it wasn’t possible for me to maintain who I was showing up in the world as, and live by these old beliefs that were fueling that behavior. ¬†A new reality was being created. One that would see me feeling good inside AND out.

It may well be possible to live a life where you look good on the outside whilst juggling these self depreciating thoughts, but from memory – I didn’t enjoy it to much, and it is likely that there is polar opposite behaviour playing out because of these very same thoughts. ¬†It might show up in the form of weekend party girl/binge drinker, binge eater, bulemic, workaholic, promiscurity, substance addiction, additction to being busy, fear of being on your own + a world of other examples.

You may think that one balances the other.

You also likely want to create change in your life, but haven’t known how or where to start.

You are probably tired of this balance. ¬†Tired of the hangovers, the inner guilt trips, the disgestive problems and/or disorders…. You have IBS, Consitipation, Gluten Intolerant, Celiac, numerable food allergies… Ah ha – did I sense a light turn on?

So back to those thoughts of yours.  What do you do?

Start by acknowledging them.

Each time you hear a self depreciating thought – acknowledge it by saying Hello, I Hear You. I Love You then let it go.

Hello.  I Hear You.  I Love You.  Every time you hear anything negative said towards yourself from yourself.  Hello.  I Hear You.  I Love You.

Practice this small significant action for the next few days…

Check out your next steps in this blog here – ( you’ll have to be patient – I’ll release it in a few days ūüėČ )

15 Day Challenge – Day 5 – What is an old habit I am replacing with a new one

Letting go, letting go, letting go….

Todays challenge blog topic…

Friends, habits, behaviors that don’t support you.

You are the sum of those 5 people that surround you…

Are they supporting you to be your highest most amazing self?

Some of the examples shared.

What comes up for me, and has been shining through today in my interactions, is when I am, and when I am not, being a shining being, an example of lightness & brightness in the world.

You may have heard the saying – be your shiny self and you give permission for others to be the same, (or something to this effect).

I feel this is true right now, more so than EVER.

If we are brought down by the lower energies, the daily dramas, the pain in the world, the bad news, we are not holding a space of light & possibility for the world to choose to do the same.

If we are happy, shining, going about our days the way that makes us feel good, we do not need to feel bad in anyway for feeling this way.

Sometimes I feel that I am to positive, to light, to ‘water off a ducks back like’, and that by me being this, I am making others feel bad. ¬†The truth is, I may be bringing up discomfort, thoughts, feelings, emotions, in an individual by being so, but this is their opportunity to let go of what is in their way from joining me in my happiness – our happiness, the collective happiness of Earth – that is our innate birthright.

Do not feel bad, for feeling good.  For smiling, laughing, making loud noises in public.  There are NO rules to life.  There is only feeling good. And we get to choose this daily.  in fact, each second, each minute, each hour, each day.  It is a conscious choice to feel GREAT!

“What’s mine is mine. ¬†What’s yours is yours”.

This is a simple little mantra one can begin to ascertain energetic karma.

If someone is angry – this could be their anger.
If you are in the presence of them & you feel angry because of their anger;
1 – there is anger that needs addressing in you – that you need to let go of.
2 Рyou have picked up on their anger, they have corded you, and you need to detach & give back what is theirs.  Creating boundaries.
3 – you don’t feel their anger at all, it is not a trigger to you, you are holding the light bright, showing them that they can release their anger right here and now if they so choose to do so. ¬†They may get more angry if they resist, but if the are ready, they will release this pattern & you will have shown them the way to a new space.

I hope this example gives an insight into how to bring the light in life situations.  My consciousness is a bit screwy since the weekend, so words feel weird to write, giving examples of energetic experiences.

Nahko & Medicine for the People sing the songs of raising awareness & bringing the light….

I HIGHLY recommend you start following, check him out on YouTube.

good things coming

15 Day Challenge – Day 4 – 1 distraction I am going to remove from daily life

I opened my Day 4 email and was reading it aloud in front of Neil.

After reading the topic, without thought, Neil answered “Me”.

He believes he is a distraction to me in me getting stuff done.

This is true to some degree… but definitely NOT one I am going to remove that’s for sure. ¬†Sure we have needed to create some boundaries in how we do life, but once harmony is found, then some sort of balance is created. ¬†One that one hopes through open communication, works for both parties.

I think of myself as a pretty organised individual. ¬†I get shit done as and when needed. ¬†But waking up this morning and reflecting on what I need to remove, I find what I need to be doing more of, is¬†just getting efficient in daily tasks. ¬†I have been plodding along in my day because I can. ¬†I haven’t had a official job, and I haven’t been busy, and so I can get away with playing with my minutes, hours & days. ¬†I haven’t wanted to condense how I complete my tasks.

And today, because my attention was focused on what distractions I could remove, I was clearly able to see what things could shift.

– Getting out of bed the moment my alarm goes off
– Not checking Facebook or any form of Social Media upon rising.
– Deciding what to do and starting it immediately instead of fluffing & enjoying my moments.
– When at the gym – focusing on the task, or exercise at hand. ¬†I realized today that I fluff a little at the gym because I’ve been looking to connect with people, and so I float my openness in time seeking to connect with others.

When I have tasks to do, I am focused on these, and I no longer need to float my time and fluff around.

So in conclusion, what is my one distraction to remove from my daily life?
A:  Being more focused on my daily tasks & productivity & less fluffing & dancing with the limitless time that I have.

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15 Day Challenge – Day 3 – Personal Productivity

Baaaahhhhh…….

Tools for productivity is our topic for today…

Hmmmm….

Natalie provides awesome information for online Apps that help an individual organize their personal AND business lives.

I don’t know how to turn this topic into an interesting post today?
(If trees are your thing – as they are mine – fast forward to the image if you’re bored already).

I currently don’t use any form of online organisation system, however after having a quick sticky beak at Evernote can see the benefits of having a #onestopshop so to speak.

I just had a thought!!
Maybe we will all move over to a more integrated online organisational system, as opposed to using the likes of Facebook?
Maybe this is the way of the future?

I have spoken to friends who feel that Facebook will be on the move out in the future, and there will be other online options people will move into.  I get it, but with Facebook as addictive as it is for our current generations, I am curious to see how the transition will occur.

Whilst I can see the benefits of an online organizational system, my thoughts lean to “oh another system to learn how to use”. ¬†Sometimes I can be quite impatient and want to know how to use things IMMEDIATELY. ¬†NOW!!!

Perhaps I’m a little old fashioned in my organisational systems? ¬†I do enjoy a plain old paper diary where I can write in my tasks, appointments & ideas. ¬†This worked really well for me in my previous job. ¬†I would create tick boxes each day for my to do items, and just as simple, tick them off once they were complete. ¬†If for whatever reason I was unable to complete them, they made it to the next day, or a day where I knew it would be completed. ¬†BOOM – organized.

Again, perhaps this is a case, of not yet needing a full program for all of my items, and that when I do get moving into the creation aspect of my Podcasts, future e-books, Courses etc… I can see these tools as being helpful.

I thought part of the fun of being creative was having tactile items to engage & stimulate the right sided¬†brain? ¬†Putting them all into a Left sided brain format – does it remove the fun & enjoyment from these? ¬†I dunno? ¬†I’m not saying it does, just posing a question that arose for me thinking about it.

My current workspace – ie – the Dining Room table, is rich with my pens, papers, drawings, Vision Board images, Leonie Dawson Workbook… To take photos of it – and put it into an organised system?? ¬†Yup – I’m not so sure about that… ¬†Come back and ask me again in 6 months time when I am too busy to deal with my table mess. ¬†ūüėČ

If you’ve taken the time to read my post today – I thank you for your time. ¬†I hope that you don’t feel like you lost 5 mins of your life…
If you do feel this way – I sincerely apologize, and in exchange I offer you this image of me sitting on one of the magnificient beauties laying within Cathedral Grove, British Colombia, Canada eh!

Cathedral Grove - Heidi

15 Days to Freedom – Day 1 – What is my daily success plan?

Laptop Woman PJsWelcome to heidifirth.com…

I am, as with anything in life, a work in progress.

My website might not yet be attractive to the eye, but I am trusting that I am attracting who is ready to arrive.

What a morning I’ve had with this topic. ¬†And it’s not that it’s a difficult one at all, in fact I’m pretty attuned to my needs and my morning ritual that sets me up for the day.

You see. ¬†This morning was just not my ‘ideal’ morning, and so perhaps there’s something in that to share.

It’s so very easy to share the things that we do, and how to set us up, but how about the finer detail that lays underneath it all?

The excuses, and morning funks, the uggggs. ¬†All of those feelings I’m sure you’re¬†familiar with. ¬†I know you know them… you’re not human if you don’t, or, you’re potentially in denile.

Sometimes its about just doing the very best that you can do, and that is enough. ¬†I’m not having one of those days, but I have definitely scaled today back a little.

For me, it was just an uncomfortable nights sleep that preceded an evening out with friends for a birthday. ¬†I drank 2 alcoholic drinks, and simply forgot that me, alcohol & sleep are not the best of friends. ¬†It sets me up for a disrupted sleep where I wake cranky and not at all motivated for my day ahead….

So whatever the reasons are for you; being awoken by your little one’s during the night, going through a rough & challenging time, feeling rundown, there are always small steps you can do in your morning that can support a rise in spirit that see’s you supporting your soul.

It’s 12.39pm – I am still in my PJ’s, I’ve moved to the couch from the table & I have my first ‘morning’ coffee in hand.
But.  I have taken small self care steps.
I drank my 1ltr bottle of water upon rising, I ate eggs for breakfast, I just completed my meditation listening to Edo & Jo, and am now enjoying my coffee writing of my experience.

Stuff comes up for me writing from my true experience.
My judgement kick in, and I judge myself for appearing like a “negative Nancy”.
I project that the reader is thinking this also.
I like to think, that my perspective validates the reader who is reading this Р rich with their thoughts, judgments and blocks.  I know there is the simplicity that lays in the letting go, and rising up from the ashes Рfree from thought, and, I also am aware of how some people simply need a hand extended to support them to take that step Рby means of storytelling & sharing.
There is truth & light in both paths.

It’s only recently that I have really started reading & following blogs, and the one’s that resonate for me are the blogs where the writer is their truthful beautiful authentic self. ¬†I like to think that this is me.

Whilst I did not meditate upon waking, as suggested as the ‘perfect’ time, I did meditate.
I did it just before I began writing Version 2 of this Blog. This is actually my third attempt, after a failed Video Blog didn’t post.
My meditation brought me back to my warmth, my stillness & calmness, and it reminded me to write what is true for me.  My writing is not to TRY to have it read by thousands, but to simply share what sits with me & what makes my heart sing.  And my truth & experience is what makes my heart sing.  I am rich & deep with experience that sometimes needs practice in being voiced to the world, let alone an audience of thousands. Each journey begins with a single step, and my blogging/writing is just that.

Another awesome AWESOME habit I recently committed to, is drinking enough water. ¬†It’s a funny thing ya know. ¬†We are meant to drink half our weight in ounces each day. ¬†For me this is just short of 2ltrs per day. ¬†While I was drinking water, I think I would just fall short. ¬†Especially working in retail, where I was constantly speaking to people, and the nuisance of needing to leave the store, to head to the bathroom can subconsciously stop one (me) from drinking my full quota.

So, I committed to drinking 500ml – 1ltr of quality water upon rising each morning. ¬†Initially I pee’ed a lot, but then it seemed to balance out, and drinking that amount of water became something I craved upon waking! ¬†Neil & I swore we must’ve spent about $100 on water while we in Ontario for Christmas. ¬†I simply CANNOT drink tap water. ¬†And nor should I recommend you do – please! ¬†We would need to ensure we had around 6ltr per day for the both of us to meet our water requirements, we had quite the recycling collection. ¬†I think Neil’s step Mum thought me odd for continuously bringing my own water to their house.
As WE up our self care, and follow the things that we need, we can be confronted by others views and judgments by what we are doing.  Its just a great opportunity to ask ourselves if we really believe in ourselves.

I especially encountered this when moving in with Neil. ¬†One of the tools I need for self care or morning ritual is my Meditation practice. ¬†If I don’t, I can be grumpy & am generally not so nice. ¬†I would feel bad for needing this time upon waking, and initially forwent this need, thinking I was being to sensitive/to special. ¬†It became apparent that as I wasn’t giving myself this time, I would feel cranky and a little resentful. ¬†Neil the ever intuitive one, picked up on this & reminded me of the importance of this exercise for my self care. ¬†I initially would feel uncomfortable with the details of where to do this, especially when he was home. ¬†But details gave way to necessity, I got over myself, and it all fell into place. ¬†These days if I haven’t cleared or meditated, and need to – Neil is the first one to notice. ¬†He gently prompts me to have some time while he cooks breakfast. ¬†I am very very fortunate to have such an in tune, sensitive partner.

The other thing I need, is movement. ¬†In whatever form I can do it. ¬†If my body is moving, I am moving. ¬†And the same for it flip sided. ¬†On days like today where I have woken feeling somewhat flat, I¬†find it a challenge to get to the gym or some high vibing structure I usually adhere too. ¬†So a walk is a perfect substitute, or my own home yoga practice. ¬†Moving initiates energy movement, and facilitates out with the old, in with the new. ¬†Get out of ya head, and get moving ya bum! ¬†Don’t think about the how, just start & before you know it, you’ll feel on top of your day again. ¬†These words as especially true for me today. ¬†In fact, as soon as this writing is complete – I will take my own advice.

In summary, my favorite morning ritual tools;

1 – Drink 500ml – 1ltr of quality water upon rising
2 – Meditate/Energy Clear/Chakra Balance
3 – Eat a high quality fulfilling breakfast that matches your Metabolic Type
4 – Move your body

Any combination of the above will be sure to have you taking smalls steps or giant leaps towards conquering your day.

Much love your way ¬†– see you tomorrow for Day 2’s Blog Challenge

How to be a responsible energetic being…

I feel like I am in the middle of a pretty big process right now, and I wonder who else might be feeling it too.

I woke this morning to read a number of Facebook posts from women expressing their versions of it, so thought I’d make an attempt to try also.

Usually I would write in my journal about this sort of thing as it that makes no sense to me in my brain, but since I am without a formal journal just yet, figure it may make an interesting post?

I feel muddled, unfocused, a little confused and ready to burst wide open.

Elizabeth Peru says its a huge energetic “out with the old, in with the new” time right now – and boy do I feel it!

I woke this morning with a stiff neck and have felt rather meeehhh – so know something is up.

I decided to energetically clear the house, and I know with our recent vacation, it hasn’t been receiving the love that it usually does from us. ¬†I found a few dark dingy spots, and definitely a few spaces that needed the murkiness cleared. ¬†It is important for me to do this regularly as I can’t control the energies of the people who I am living with. ¬†My sensitivities can sometime frustrate me as I find I pick up on others energies and it tends to make me feel worse for it. ¬†It is teaching me to be more proactive in clearing and protecting, and I am grateful for these lessons, but equally frustrated to live with unaware unconscious individuals. ¬†Likely more lessons for me here.

I feel like I am about to burst into a brand new welcoming space of light that is rich and full with all that I have been consciously and sub-consciously manifesting.  I know this as, the old thoughts presenting just seem to old and out of alignment with what I am working towards.  I am aware of this, but somehow still get pulled into them a little РI am at that threshold before crossing the bridge permanently where these thoughts will be nothing more than the past, a distant memory.

There is so much I anticipate welcoming in!  I am aligning to a new sense of myself Рone that will support my new business and how I show up in the world.  One that is aligned to the world and its good.  Tools & insights are slowly dropping in, but nothing that completing makes sense to me yet.  As I said, I am in that middle, a space in between.

If this is happening collectively, there will be energetic debris floating around the earth looking to attach to unknowing individuals, and so there is no time like the present to be MORE conscious to how we are choosing to spend our time, look after ourselves and self care like crazy!

My upcoming e-book, contains specific exercises for self care & nurturing, but in the meantime one simple exercise that we can practice is to protect our energies. ¬†We can visualize white light pour down from our source (Universe, Light, God – whatever or whoever you align too), enter our crown chakras, and cloak our energetic body, protecting us from energies that don’t serve our best & highest good. ¬†It is FAR to easy to not do this, picking up energetic debris, taking it home with us, into our sacred spaces. ¬†This very debris creates experiences and thoughts that are likely¬†not even ours. ¬†Arguments, discomfort, dis-ease, illness… any little manifestation of it… ¬†I have added a link HERE for further detailed information on the ‘how to’s’ of energy protection. ¬†Why reinvent the wheel right.

Not only is it important to practice this little ritual of energy protection for yourself, but if you do feel called to, maybe when out and about in the world you send a golden Reiki Blanket, or energy cleanse public places… ¬†I remember attending my Reiki 2 Workshop and the beautiful Jacqui Bushell shared that she often does this as¬†public service. ¬†When out and about, she will sit and consciously clear the energy of the place that she is in. ¬†Can you imagine? ¬†What a beautiful service to offer to the world. ¬†You then save those people around you from picking up on the energetic crap that is floating in thin air. ¬†It’s a shame we don’t adopt Balinese Traditions with our daily offerings and service to spirit. ¬†If you’ve been to Bali you to will know of the magic that you feel by being on that Island – it is beyond words. ¬†But until that day happens, I invite you to take the steps towards being an energetically responsible individual, and protect your energies and if called, clear public spaces of energetic debris.

 

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10 Quick Health changes you can apply NOW…

Wanna read some of my favorite things that contribute towards my Health?

1 РStop.  Close your eyes.  Take 5 deep breaths into your belly.

2 РDrink a big glass of fresh clean NON tap water.  Repeat.  Repeat.  Repeat.

3 РTake your shoes off.  Walk on the grass.  Focus your energy down to your feet to receive the energy from the Earth.

4 – Lay down on the ground and turn your feet up a wall for 5 minutes.

5 – Take a cold shower.

6 РWatch your thoughts.  Catch a negative one & consciously flip it into a positive.  Write it down.  Sing it.  Dance it.  Draw it.  Play it over and over in your mind.  YOU ARE WONDERFUL AND SO VERY VERY LOVED!!!

7 – Get to bed no later than 10.30pBlog image 1m.

8 – Jump in the Ocean.

9 – Have an Orgasm.

10 – Sleep naked.

I bet you’ll feel challenged to action this message from your SOUL…

What is purpose to you?

What it is, is different from one person to the next, as we are all individual souls here with a particular purpose.

I have been thinking about mine a lot with so much time on my hands at present. ¬†I recognize that the more time I have to myself, the greater I get to know myself. ¬†I’m not distracted by the external demands of being social, working at my job, a relationship (while Neil’s away), things that I would usually be busy-ing my time with.

I am learning how greatly sensitive I am, attuning to this tells me there is grand purpose in spending time with me.

After getting through the cold that I had last week, I found a routine to regularly meditate & clear energy each day. ¬†I connect with my heart & soul and ask it if it has a message to share with me. ¬†Some days I don’t get anything, but more often than not I get a message. ¬†Usually one simple word. ¬†Today it was Be. ¬†The other day it was Go. ¬†I have listened, and apparently our life is as simple as listening to our souls and taking action. ¬†Be. ¬†Be in each moment. ¬†So today, as I set about my day, my intention became to BE.

Currently not working, I can’t help but think about what will I do? ¬†What will be my income earner? ¬†I am SO conditioned to working, that I recognize I am in the discomfort ¬†of changing that belief or pattern. ¬†I know that I don’t want a job that is simply that, an income earner, and so in this beautiful period of not needing to work, I still can’t help but be curious – it’s the minds way – it wants to know the answers.

I am grateful and blessed to be able to finally watch and absorb the content from YouTube videos and Paul Cheks blogs that I just know I have a great purpose to follow. ¬†I resonate with the content I’m hearing & watching so greatly! ¬†My mind wants it NOW,¬†it wants to feel the value of contribution of making a difference to the world, of being in action. ¬†But you know what, the balance of being in action, is inaction, not lazy, but rest. ¬†Yin & Yang. ¬†It is the nature of life. ¬†If I have great purpose, then its opposite is true too. ¬†Great rest. ¬†You know that old saying, the calm before the storm.

So what is purpose again?  Is it action?  Is it inaction?  Or is it simply acting on your souls daily message to just BE.

All are true and correct. <3