Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, I feel like I have gone through a transformation in my life!
My journey over the past 6-9 months led me from moving from Dallas to Bastrop and then to renting a room in south Austin with a landlady that was extremely challenging to live with.
I found on my journey that I attracted several different “characters” in my life play that either reflected back to me what my beliefs were, ( which no longer served me), or they gave me the opportunity to learn about my own strengths and how to stand up for myself instead of allowing myself to be walked on or taken advantage of.
People treat us the way we allow them to treat us and if someone is dominating, manipulative or controlling towards you then it is a good time to mentally step back and ask yourself a couple of questions.
1.Am I in integrity with myself and expressing my truth and how I feel? (Without being ugly, yelling or being demeaning to the other person.)
2.Is there something that is said that I don’t see about myself and I need to consider their point of view? (Without self judgement)
If you find “repeating” going on, especially from different people then it is time to look at your beliefs and if like Dr. Phil says, “And how is that working for you?”
What I kept bumping into were people that kept insisting that the only way to make money is to work your A– off even if you are in physical pain or you don’t have time to go visit your family, etc.
I know many people who choose not to believe that and not only are they enjoying their life while making a good income but they feel great in their bodies.
So obviously this was a belief that was being reflected back to me which was something I needed to look at and to change for my own well being.
This one is a very common belief for most people and that is that life is a struggle which is necessary to survive. As long as you hold that belief then it will be true for you.
With my transformation, (which is a continual journey especially since I’ve decided that I wanted change in my life and we usually get what we ask for), I have attracted some amazing people that are happy, authentic, thriving and have learned or are learning to let go of that old belief and create a new belief that better serves them.
I also work with a coach that calls me on my sh– and keeps me from back sliding into what no longer serves me which I am grateful for.
I have moved from chaotic to calm and peaceful.
I now live in a home that I share with a couple and it is like living on a sanctuary.
It is surrounded by trees, has a pond with a waterfall in it and is very serene.
I wake up in the mornings and meditate in the sauna and end my evenings sitting out next to the atrium gazing up at the stars in the country sky as I’m sipping on my hot tea and thinking of all that I am grateful for.
My new housemate is also one of my business partners as we will be holding women’s retreats in this tranquil and awe inspiring setting.
In my bathroom are these two hangings which are very symbolic to me.
The lion signifies courage and the butterfly signifies transformation.
I share my experience to encourage you in your own journey and to let you know that if you hold to your desires and keep moving forward in courage, there will be a beautiful transformation.
Not to say that it is an easy journey, but like the caterpillar going through the different stages of change, you too will transform into that beautiful and magnificent butterfly.
Much loves and hugs on your journey!
I believe in you!