Not every day is filled with rainbows and sunshine. In fact, most days are very difficult and require the need for a lot of self-talk and motivation. I am someone who works for myself, so the ability to “self-start” can be pretty difficult some days…
Then there are other days, where for no reason at all, there is a completely different feeling within me. I wake up with a burst of energy and my heart feels very alive and open. I have so much energy that it radiates all over my skin and I feel the intense need to share, express or release it in a creative or artistic way.
To help release artistic energy, I am someone who journals every single morning to start the day…Some days, it is a slow thoughtful process, and other days words and feelings pour out of me so fast, that my hand aches to keep up with my thoughts. It is like a water faucet that won’t shut off and won’t stop!
I personally believe we are all animals in-line and connected to nature and Universal energies at all times. Due to the chaos and demands of our day-to-day, we often don’t notice or pay attention to this connection…
I am very connected to numbers and numerology. It wasn’t long before I noticed today was 2.22.
In numerology, 222 means FAITH & TRUST:
“Number 222 encourages you to take a balanced, harmonious and peaceful stance in all areas of your life. The message is to keep the faith and stand strong in your personal truths.
222 tells you that everything will turn out for the best in the long-term. Do not put your energies into negativity – be aware that all is being working out by spirit for the highest good of all involved.
222 is also reminding you to keep up the good work you are doing, as the evidence of your manifestations are coming to fruition.”
I have no doubt or hesitation knowing, my extra energy and openness, is directly correlated to the energy of the day- And also the fact there is a SOLAR ECLIPSE taking place this weekend, 2/26!
Use the energy of 222 to take in the below message and see if it resonates with you. It is my hope you stay true to your self in order to find peace and ultimate happiness. “To Be or Not To Be“…. Happiness is what life is all about!
I urge you to not be afraid of who you are, what your instincts are, what your personal truths are, what your gifts are… the more you suppress or hide them, the more likely they are to go away. The more you accept and nurture your gifts, the more they will flourish and guide you to the path you are meant to be on.
If someone asked you who you are, what would you say?
This question recently came up for me in a meditation… Very clearly my answer came through:
“I am a happy little girl, filled with joy. I love to play, sing, dance, and entertain. I love to be silly, make other people smile and all I want is to live a colorful life.”
This kind of response is something I would say when I was 4 years old. The funny thing is, at the heart of what I do in my career and who I am as a person, this is exactly the right answer and mindset.
To connect to your happiness, I ask you to think about who you are…By who you are, I mean who you were born to be? When you were young, what interested you? Did you know very clearly what you wanted to be when you grew up?
Often times, we lose track in life; because we start to listen to the opinions of others or we let society dictate who and what we should be. We even believe we need to follow some roadmap of what it means to be successful.
How do you define success?
I define success as being happy every day. I admire the people who have nothing, yet have everything. When you see their faces, they are filled with radiance and joy. They have peace in their hearts. I mostly see this authentic spirit when I look at photos from National Geographic or of children in orphanages, playing a simple game…
Do you remember the days when you wore whatever you wanted? Took part in activities that really interested you? Gave an opinion without a second thought of worrying if it sounded stupid?…The days where everyone in class was your Valentine (..ok maybe not the smelly kid, but you know what I mean).
We all get caught up in the daily grind and what other people think about us. How many of you need to have that latest bag, keep up with the latest trend or are constantly changing yourself to fit in?… Fit in to this mold that someone else is shaping.
I ask you to break that mold. Not just for you, but for your children and future generations.
Tune into your heart and answer the question, “Who am I?” When you really seek out the answer, there you will find your peace, happiness and ultimately your own success. When you follow your heart in this way, it will always lead you to where you are mean to be, surrounded with the right people… This will be the start of your real life.
You being your authentic-self has a domino effect on the world around you.
I love this quote by Mairanne Willamson (especially the last part):
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others”
BALANCED BEAUTY MINDFULNESS EXERCISE:
Sit down and write a letter to your younger self.
Explain who you have grown up to be. Express any apologies or congratulations, to give yourself credit for wherever you stayed on-track.
Most of all, have an honest conversation about how you feel. What feels like it is missing? Where does something feel off? Trust your gut to know if something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Have the courage to be honest with yourself and address it. Then maybe even make a bucket list on next action steps for taking action towards this change.
This small writing exercise will help you get on the right track of where you are meant to be.
We just kicked off 2017… I invite you to wake up! Break any false cycles… Live the life you were born to live!! Use the energy of 222 to remain honest and strong in your personal truths.
2017 is a “1” year– A year for new beginnings and luck towards your dreams. Take advantage and do the work NOW! You will look back and thank yourself 9 years from now… Trust me.
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Wishing you a very happy and harmonious 2.22!