True Peace Comes From Within

Another beautiful sunny day here in Buda, TX  going into a peaceful evening with a slight breeze and the sound of crickets as I’m swinging ever so gently in the porch swing.

I’ve decided I have developed a love affair with this swing and how it rocks me back and forth in a most relaxing way which brings me peace of mind and body.

Peace.  How many are searching for peace?

When in reality peace is right where we are and that is when we make the decision to allow it to unfold in our lives.

Peace is an attitude which can then become a deep and soothing feeling to the soul.

How does one generate peace within?

Through gratitude and taking the time to celebrate your wins no matter how small, even if it is being grateful for the light breeze that caresses your face and hair, or the touch of a lovers hand, (even if only in your imagination), the intricate design of a spiders web, the sound of crickets, the unconditional love of your pet or a hug from a friend or loved one.

True peace starts from within and then radiates out into the world.

What are you grateful for right now and how can you generate more peace in your world and thus outwardly to all living creatures?

Be the beacon of light in the world.

Taking care of the world

Don’t search endlessly for a peace that you are already gifted with.

No matter what your circumstance is, focus and find the peace within and allow it to grow.

Feel it as a healing balm to your soul and radiate it out into the world.

Ultreya!

Go forward in courage and love!

Jisele

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What Does Courage Mean to You?

What does courage mean to you?

Being afraid and doing it anyway?

Stepping out of your comfort zone (Which can be uncomfortably comfortable when you think about it,)

Making a decision to do something that may create waves or upset someone?

Standing tall and confident when you feel really insignificant and shaking inside?

To me, courage means transformation which originally encompasses all of the above.

Courage also means to step boldly into the unknown, especially when the known isn’t creating happiness and growth in your life.

What do I mean by that?

How many times have you found yourself in the same situation or pattern of doing things and when you are honest with yourself you find that it doesn’t feed your soul and can be physically and emotionally draining to you?

Wouldn’t you say it is time to do something different and to take a different and most likely a very bold step into something different that feeds your spirit instead of depletes it?

Something different that could move you forward into a beautiful and transformed state or higher expression of who you really are?

With love and the highest intentions to see you thrive and to ” spread your wings and fly” I ask you why not?  And I also ask you, “Isn’t it time for you to love yourself enough to do that for yourself?

Is this selfish?  Honestly it is selfish not to do this because when the foundation, you, is not strong or happy, then your friends, loved ones and the world are cheated out of the beautiful gifts you have to offer them.

As a Vibrant Living Coach and Women’s Advocate, I invite you to take some time to step forward in courage into the greatest possibilities that are within you just waiting to be released.

As Les Brown says, “There is greatness within you” and it is time to set her free.

I invite you to take the first step by taking some time to nurture your own spirit.

One way of doing that and tapping into your authentic self and rediscovering what it is that you really want to be and to share in your life  is to attend the “Awakening the Goddess Within” Women’s retreat in June of 2017.

It is a time to play, relax, rediscover, create, transform and to step into your greatest self along with other women who are ready to make empowering change in their lives and thus for those they love.

This Women’s retreat feeds the mind, the spirit and the body in fun, nurturing and delicious ways, (including belly dance, yoga, a chocolate class and much more!)

Check out the link below for more details.

http://www.lovingrawfoods.com/services/womens-retreats-classes/

Remember to take the word Courage, really feel into it and step into your grandest self!

Much love and hugs!

Ultreya!

Move forward in Courage and love.

Jisele

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Transformation and Rising From The Ashes!

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.20170420_193150

 

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!

Jisele

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Challenging Times Makes You Stronger?

Hmmmm. ….well it all depends on how you handle them.

The last couple of weeks have been nothing short of challenging with a mix of new doors opening and amazing friendships and business partnerships coming into my life.

My past room mate reminded me that the closer you get to a big breakthrough is when the most challenges occur.

Ever felt like you were being pushed past your limits and you quickly learn that you survive and you find a new found strength within that you didn’t know you had?

I had to leave a situation earlier then I thought, my prior living arrangements, due to a landlady that obviously feels that manipulation and control is the way to communicate. Without going into details the last episode left me rather unnerved and questioning the safety of my beloved cats and  my overall peace of mind which had already been severely uprooted by this person.

Without knowing where I and my kitty girls were going to “land”. I quickly got us out of there.

Have you ever found yourself in unexpected situations that you haven’t a clue what you are going to do, yet you knew you had to do something different and quickly?

Have you learned something about your own strengths in these matters?

And what did you decide to do?

When I look back on the situation, I realize that the landlady was obviously dealing with her own insecurities and was a very unhappy person.

Even though I tried being her friend and I had witnessed sides to her personality that were amazing, I also was no longer willing to play the emotional game and stay in those kind of life sucking energies!

Why  I bring this up is because I know that there are many people that try so hard to please people like this, try not to make waves and are constantly walking on egg shells.

Is this really living life to the fullest!

Is this a life of joy and fluidity or a life of unease and stagnation?

Now that that chapter has ended in my life and I’ve decided to move forward, so many doors have opened and I had places open up to me and my kitty girls that were peaceful and nurturing to the spirit.

The last 4 days I spent in a beautiful home in San Marcos, TX which was surrounded by nature. Feeding herds of deer in the morning and sipping hot tea on the patio next to the soothing sound of a nearby fountain was a few of the ways I was able to relax and replenish.

Part of moving forward in these kind of situations is an act of Faith, Trust and Self love even if it seems scary.

It is better to step forward in Faith knowing that God, a higher power or whatever you choose to call it is always there to catch you, instead of waste away in a toxic environment that slowing eats away at your Spirit.

We are all here with a precious gift to share.

God’s gift to us is life, what we do with our lives is our gift back to God.

We all have a choice and for those that live in fear all we can do is love and bless them where they are at and remove ourselves from the chaos.

We are not our brother’s keepers and to allow people to mistreats you only teaches them that their behavior is acceptable and they never have a reason to change.

Can challenges make you stronger?

Yes they can!

Step forward in Faith, Trust and know that you are never alone.

Much loves and hugs!

Jisele Tuuri

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Love, Love, Love!

 

Ah the magic of love!

How it makes you feel, the way it makes you look younger, gives you more energy and puts a shimmer in your eyes!

Do you have a special someone in your life?  One who makes you all happy and giddy when you are in their presence?

Tis a wonderful feeling and yet I want to ask you if you realize just how special you are with or without that “special someone”?

Do you already feel happy and lovable within yourself and any special someone in your life just adds to that feeling?

Today is Valentines day.  I am single and at this time not in a relationship but this special day of LOVE, BEAUTY AND APPRECIATION reminds me that I can also have that for myself.

Besides I want to be my very best friend and realistically how can you have a deep relationship with someone else if you don’t have one with yourself.

This topic really makes me think because the qualities I desire in a partner are the same qualities that I need to extend to myself.

I desire to have someone who is fun, fit, health minded, playful, sexy, kind, patient, understanding and compassionate.

Someone who loves life and is willing to stretch and grow into their best self without comprise or settling for less.

Hmmm.  Am I doing that for myself?

On this beautiful day of LOVE and everyday, I encourage you to ask yourself the same question and then love yourself enough to do that for yourself.

We attract in our life what we nurture and become.

Much love and big hugs!

Jisele

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New Changes

Change is a constant in life and some changes flow better than others.

Of course the ease or difficulty of the flow of change depends on each individual.

I look back over my life at the many changes I have experienced and some of them endured, from relocating several times and loss of loved ones in the distant past either through death or divorce.

But the beauty of it all is that we all survive, learn from the experiences and hopefully grow stronger from them.

Ultimately change can be transformative in a beautiful way if you allow it.IMG_20140512_111744

What changes have you gone through and how has it benefited you?

Notice I ask how they benefited you.

We get to choose how we view life experiences. We can either look at how something or someone hurt us and is the cause of why something isn’t working in your life or how has it assisted us in becoming stronger, better and/or helped us to understand ourselves at a deeper level.

There are never victims unless you choose to be one.

Unfortunately “bad” things or experiences can happen in anyone’s life, but how do you choose to perceive it?

Recently I had the experience of meeting someone who had been physical abused over 10 years ago, domestic violence, and she still held it in her mind and in her body in the present moment.

She carried and displayed a lot of anger, emotional and physical pain and always seemed to expect the worse.

As it would have it, that is exactly what she receives because whatever you believe becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.

I did my best to show her compassion and understanding as well as encouragement without taking on her victim mentality or energy.

If anyone thinks that what I just said wasn’t nice, let me ask you this.

If I were to get involved in her “story” would I have been helping her or keeping her in her painful mindset thus robbing her of a beautiful life/future?

It is better to love yourself and that person by moving away from the topic and when needed to disconnect from them if they choose to continue on that path.

Otherwise you are enabling them and hurting yourself.

I would like to suggest that you take the time to look at your own life and of those you associate with, look at the changes that either has been or are now being experienced and honestly ask this question.

“In this moment of change, is it being resisted as in a victim mentality, “they/it did it to me” or as a chance to grow and become stronger in  life?”

Change can be beautiful, no matter what cloak it chooses to wear.

There is always a message or a gift within each experience.

Much love, beauty and light.

Ultreya! Move forward in courage.

Jisele

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Life is a Dream

Life is a Dream.

But who’s dream is it?

Most everyone is familiar with the song, “Row, row, row  your boat”  and to me it has a great message to it.

“Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily life is but a dream…….”

To me this means that we get to choose or design our life but how many times do we live our lives by someone else’s dream or expectations?

The part where it says, “Gently down the stream” is the opposite of struggling or trying to force something up  stream.

Which brings me to the questiion that if it really is your own dream and not someone elses then shouldn’t you be flowing and not struggling?

Living your own dream is living your own passion which ultimately brings joy and fulfillment to your life.

My question to you is how do you feel about your life and are you doing what feels right for you?

Are you trying to please someone else or do something because you are expected to do a particular thing?

“Row,row, row your boat, gently down the stream.  Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily life is but a dream”

These are deffinitely words to ponder and to not take lightly because we are on4bd9fd05-cb21-4b9a-bc8c-3b363db865b6ly considering our life here, which is huge.

Are you going down stream or up stream?

Believe me when I say that this is a question I have to ask myself as well because I like everyone else have been conditioned by well meaning authority figures in our life.

So who’s dream is it?

Big hugs and Happy travels!

Jisele

 

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Living Life on Your Own Terms

What does that mean anyway?

To live your life on your own terms?

This is something that I am still learning, but learning is a life long process.

I believe it to mean, standing in your own power, not in an egotistical manner but in a way that you move forward in your life knowing and following what is right for you spiritually, emotionally and physically.

No one else can walk in your shoes.

It is about not allowing others to “rain on your parade” or tell you how they think you should live your life.

True some things mentioned from other’s could be helpful as you can’t always “see” certain things within yourself that could use some tweaking or improvement.

Take the suggestion and see if it is something that will help you to be better or stronger, use what is beneficial and toss the rest.

Feeling bad because you were criticized or demeaned doesn’t make you any less or the other person any better.

No one else can walk your path nor can you walk theirs.  You wouldn’t want to.

Living your life on your terms is doing what you feel is right for you at a heart level.

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How do you feel in your body when someone insist on things being a certain way and deep down you know it doesn’t work for you?

What is truth and right for one person is not necessarily truth or right for another.

Living life on your terms is standing in your power, being in integrity and following what you know for yourself to be true for yourself.

(And if you notice that you are not being in integrity with yourself or others, instead of critisizing yourself, ask  what you are afraid of that keeps you from being authentic or genuine.  This isn’t about beating yourself up mentally, it is simply just asking in order to heal old wounds, etc.)

Guess what?

You are the only person that you will be with for the rest of your life and what you think and feel matters.

Rather other people are well meaning in their insistance on the way you live your life or they are simply reacting out of their own insecurities and self guilt because they themselves are not living life on their own terms, you are the only one who truly knows what is right for you.

If you are not sure, I suggest finding a place where you can be alone and at peace,

either in nature or any place where you can feel your connection to the
Divine/God/Jesus……IMG_20160514_141908

Ask for guidance and listen for the answers.

You were put here for a reason and that is not to fall prey to other peoples fears, manipulations, egoic control issues, etc.

Live life on your own terms.

I would love to hear your own experiences with this subject.

Big hugs and remember……

Ultreya!

Move forward with courage!

(as I remind myself……we are all in this together.)

Jisele

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Life is Beautiful!

Life is beautiful, even if it feels a little crazy at times.

Question markThere are just some days when your wondering, “What the heck is going on?”

And even though it is like the world has taken a crazy pill or you are experiencing “weirdness” in your own life, sometimes you just have to step back and ask, “What is the bigger picture here?”.

“What is really going on and what can I learn or gain from all of this?”

Ah yes and here is a biggy and yet I believe a very important question we should all ask and consider the possible answers to and that is, “How can I contribute to the world in a way that brings more love and healing?”

Do you have gifts that you can share that not only uplift your spirit and bring you more joy, but that Dancing Snoopyis a healing balm to all that you share it with?

And what if you are being you in all of your little quirks and expressions rather different, unique, funny, etc. and someone takes offense or gets defensive?

What if you are totally coming from your heart and with the best of intentions and someone else misreads your expression, tone or even a word you might use.

Bless them in their own state of awareness or sleep state, for insecurities can easily be triggered in others even if you intended no harm.

Don’t stop being your wonderful and precious self AND don’t let their reaction make you feel small or less then.  (It is their stuff, not yours…..bless them and move on…)

After all Life is beautiful even if it feels a little crazy at times.

Do you care to share some of your own experiences?

I would love to hear, besides we are all in this together.photo

Big hugs and Ultreya! (Move forward in courage!)

Jisele

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Appreciation & Gratitude

Life is full of many opportunities to learn and grow and it has a way of “getting in your face” when you ask to grow especially spiritually.IMG_20140512_111744

In my studies and by my observations, I have realized the importance of appreciating even the little things.

Not only having a roof over your head, a dependable car and nutritious food to eat but also gifts of love, (even tough love at times), encouragement and even the bills received.

When complaining about bills you are showing your lack of appreciation and gratitude for having the service they provide, ie. electricity, health care, car maintenance, etc.

When wasting food you are showing a lack of appreciation for the gift of sustenance.

When complaining about not having enough money you are showing a lack of appreciation for the paper currency we use for exchange.  How many times do you see people discarding pennies or small change because of lack of appreciation and then they complain because they don’t have enough?

If everything is energy and we don’t show appreciation for our food by wasting it or for our bills by complaining about them or for the money that we have or that we find lying in the street, even if it is a penny, how can we expect better for our lives?

These are some things that we all deal with including me and this is why I’m sharing it.

If you don’t show appreciation for things, why should more of those things even want to show up for you?

This also goes for friends and I know I haven’t always taken the time to really show my appreciation to all of the wonderful people in my life.beauty tips 2

I also know that I have some changes to make because I am so blessed to have all that I have and it is time to focus on that.

I vow to look at everything differently, to appreciate everything and everybody and to be grateful.

With much love and appreciation.

Jisele

 

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