Feeling defeated? 6 ideas to help your inner Eeyore

Some days are tough. Difficult to get out of bed, put one foot in front of the other, and get through the day. Especially when things go terribly wrong. Or when we feel like a failure. Yes, you’re allowed to wallow! But there’s an art to wallowing. Read on… to learn how to wallow + 5 other ways to get through this moment

Some days are tough.

Difficult to get out of bed, put one foot in front of the other, and get through the day.

Especially when things go terribly wrong.

Or when we feel like a failure.

Yes, you’re allowed to wallow!

But there’s an art to wallowing.

Read on… to learn how to wallow + 5 other ways to get through this moment

 

1. CRY YOUR HEART OUT

There’s something satisfying about crying your heart out! Suppressing your depressive emotions only leaks out in other ways, like anger, resentment or even rage. If you’re feeling utterly low, go ahead and take time for yourself, find a dark, quiet spot, and have a good cry.

 

2. LISTEN FOR GUIDANCE

When your heart is laid open, is when you can allow your inner voice to speak, and be heard. You can ask for guidance and get an answer. Even if you don’t know where you’re headed next, you’ll always receive your next step.

 

3. SET A TIMER

This is an important step that many of us don’t take into consideration. Yes, by all means, take time to wallow, whether it’s for 5 minutes or for a day. But don’t let it go on for too long! Why? Because at a certain point, we might find our identity in giving up, and we don’t look for ways to move past it.

 

4. MAKE A LIST – OF WHAT WENT WRONG

When we’re in the mood for wallowing, we tend to lump everything together to think EVERYTHING is going wrong. But when you actually make a list of what exactly is wrong, you may be surprised that it’s just one or two things that are not going our way. And it’s just those one or two things that are affecting our state of mind.

 

5. MAKE ANOTHER LIST – OF WHAT’S STILL GOING RIGHT

This is another important step that many of us don’t take into account. A gratitude list, or a list of everything that’s going right for us may be surprising at a moment when we think everything’s going wrong. By making this list, we can help our mind step away from obsessing about “failures and bad luck” of the past, and focus more on the present and future moments of what we can actually choose to do.

 

6. REMEMBER THE LAST TIME SOMETHING BAD HAPPENED

What they say about hindsight is 20/20 is very true! There are lessons that we learned from our past experiences that we may not see in our current “failures” yet. But if we allow ourselves to look back at times when we thought things went terribly wrong, we usually come away with how those particular moments were life-changing, and how they made us stronger!

 

Which of these tips resonates with you? Come on over and share in the Old Souls Club! If you’re going through a particularly difficult time, and want to share your story, please email me at: saiisha@nestintheforest.com. I promise to help you through it!

 

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Some days are tough.  Difficult to get out of bed, put one foot in front of the other, and get through the day.  Especially when things go terribly wrong.  Or when we feel like a failure.  Yes, you’re allowed to wallow!  But there’s an art to wallowing.  Read on… to learn how to wallow + 5 other ways to get through this moment

Decisions Made Easy – Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

One of the characteristics I identify with is that I’m an introvert, so every time I need to make a decision, whether it’s about going to a party, taking pictures for my website, or showing up on live video for my business, I reiterate to myself that I’m an introvert, and I use it as an excuse for not extending myself to opportunities that come up, even when they’re clearly on my soul’s path. So this one quirk or characteristic holds me back in a big way! At every step of our everyday, we encounter 2 choices: The Ego’s path and the Soul’s path. Which path do you take?

 

One of the characteristics I identify with is that I’m an introvert, so every time I need to make a decision, whether it’s about going to a party, taking pictures for my website, or showing up on live video for my business, I reiterate to myself that I’m an introvert, and I use it as an excuse for not extending myself to opportunities that come up, even when they’re clearly on my soul’s path. So this one quirk or characteristic holds me back in a big way!

 

At every step of our everyday, we encounter 2 choices:

The Ego’s path and the Soul’s path.

Which path do you take?

Are you following the Soul’s Path? or the Ego’s Path?

 

WHAT’S THE EGO’S PATH?

One of the responsibilities of the Ego is to collect all your quirks and characteristics, pull together all your values and beliefs, and call it your Self. The Ego guards this sense of Self very closely, and is resistant to anything that threatens it, or resentful of anyone who questions it.

 

WHAT’S THE SOUL’S PATH?

The Soul’s path is to take down the identity that the Ego so jealously holds together. To trigger every belief and fear that’s part of the Ego’s identity. To question every value and expectation you have about everything and everyone.

And to reveal the pure, authentic, unadulterated divine being within.

This is the spiritual journey you tread over and over again, life after life.

 

WHAT’S YOUR PATH?

1. Are you following the Ego’s path? or the Soul’s Path?

2. Do you follow your joys? Or let fear lead you?

3. Do you act from a place of love? Or a place of obligation?

4. Do you live a life of avoidance? Or a life of spontaneity?

5. Do your activities drain you of energy? Or revive your energy levels?

TRY THIS SIMPLE EXPERIMENT:

Think of a quirk or a belief that’s always been yours.

How has it helped you?

How has it hurt you?

And just for experiment’s sake, think of letting it go.

How would your life change if you let go of it?

Does it feel terrifying to lose your sense of identity?

Or does it feel freeing?

 

If one little quirk or characteristic can hold you back, imagine the indecisive tangle of decisions you might have to go through when all of your fears, beliefs, values and identities come into play!

 

ARE YOU AT THE CROSSROADS OF A BIG DECISION? 

Being in the crossroads of the Ego’s path and the Soul’s path many, many times myself, I can tell you that there’s always a way out of feeling lost, stuck or confused. If you’re feeling lost or stuck, or afraid that you might be hurting someone with your choices, and want to talk through your current situation, please do reach out: saiisha@nestintheforest.com

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One of the characteristics I identify with is that I’m an introvert, so every time I need to make a decision, whether it’s about going to a party, taking pictures for my website, or showing up on live video for my business, I reiterate to myself that I’m an introvert, and I use it as an excuse for not extending myself to opportunities that come up, even when they’re clearly on my soul’s path. So this one quirk or characteristic holds me back in a big way!     At every step of our everyday, we encounter 2 choices:  The Ego’s path and the Soul’s path.  Which path do you take?

 

 

Should I stay or should I go? What does the universe want!?

Should I stay or should I go?

You’re stuck in a soul-sucking job, but you need the money – what would you choose?

You’re trapped in a resentful relationship, but you need security – what would you choose?

You’re in a toxic friendship, but you’ve known her a long time – what would you choose?

If you’re feeling stuck or trapped, are you someone who chooses your next steps? Or someone who waits for life to show you the next steps?

Are you a chooser? Or a choosee? :)

You might be someone who’s a go-getting-action-taker who knows where she’s headed next. Or if you’re reading this, you probably like to take your time, think about it, weigh every step, and be certain about where you want to go, to see what the universe might be trying to tell you.

And so you wait… and wait… and wait…

Would you be surprised if I told you that no matter which category you think you belong to – chooser, or a choosee – that you’re actually choosing your next steps!?

  • If you’re waiting for the right next job to show up, then you’re actually choosing to stay in your current one.
  • If you’re waiting for your partner to make the decision, then you’re actually choosing to stay in your relationship.
  • If you’re waiting for your friend to acknowledge that it’s not working, then you’re choosing to keep your friendship.

 

But what does the universe want for you!?

In each of those situations, by choosing to stay, you’re pouring your energy into your current situation, so you’re actually telling the universe that you’d like “more of the same please!”

Because the universe really doesn’t differentiate whether you’re choosing from a place of joy, or a place of fear – it only speaks the language of energy – the universe will grant you whatever you’re pouring your energy into.

If you want to start making choices out of joy, don’t be tentative about it – follow your joys, and the universe will wholeheartedly grant you more joy! And if you’d rather choose safety, comfort, and certainty, it’s completely ok to choose those too – if you can accept your reality without resentment.

 

So the question is – what do YOU want!?

I’d love to know :)

Come on over to the Old Souls Club and let me know if you’re a chooser or a choosee!? Or if you’re feeling stuck in a certain situation and don’t know what to do, I’d love to help you through your next steps: saiisha@nestintheforest.com

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You’re stuck in a soul-sucking job, but you need the money – what would you choose? You’re trapped in a resentful relationship, but you need security – what would you choose? You’re in a toxic friendship, but you’ve known her a long time – what would you choose? If you’re feeling stuck or trapped, are you someone who chooses your next steps? Or someone who waits for life to show you the next steps? Are you a chooser? Or a choosee? :)

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Worry much? Try this cool trick against worrying!

It actually shocks me that our little minds can cause so much anguish just with its thoughts! So I started watching where my mind goes... then I noticed that my mind was over there going through all these thoughts, where as I’m over here watching it. So who is actually thinking the thoughts!? This was an important discovery the ancient yogis made when they meditated on their minds thousands of years ago...

I woke up this morning to the sound of birds singing cheerily, the beat provided by a woodpecker drumming, and the pathos provided by a sonorous sounding owl in the distance. I smiled.

 

And then I noticed that my mind slowly turned inward, tuned out the concert, and tuned into all the worries and anxieties of the day before, or fears and uncertainties for the days ahead.

 

Does this happen to you too?

It actually shocks me that our little minds can cause so much anguish just with its thoughts! So I started watching where my mind goes – from my son’s car breaking down the other day, how much it’s going to cost to get it fixed, when to arrange to pick it up, what if it breaks down again, I can’t believe this is the 2nd car that broke down on him, I wonder if he doesn’t drive right, what if he has an actual accident at this rate!? and so on and so on my thoughts went…

 

Then I noticed that my mind was over there going through all these thoughts, where as I’m over here watching it.

 

So who is actually thinking the thoughts!?

This was an important discovery the ancient yogis made when they meditated on their minds thousands of years ago.

They separated the thoughts from the thinker.

They untangled the worrying from the witnessing.

They recognized that their thoughts were not who they were.

 

Most of us are so enmeshed with our mind and its thoughts that we don’t separate ourselves from it. We live in accordance to our thoughts. Our moods and emotions change according to our thoughts. And we manifest our thoughts in our outer life. That’s how much power we give our thoughts.

 

Here’s the yogis’ trick against worrying:

To identify yourself with the witness instead of the worrier!

“Aham Sakshi” in Sanskrit means “I am the witness”

You can use this short mantra (or a variation: “I witness”) to remind yourself of the power of you being the witness – that’s the real you, rather than the powerlessness of being carried away by your worrying.

 

When I switch to witness mode, I can then become the audience of the concert again and simply listen to the birds. Or I can be the watcher of my own movie with characters that I recognize, but not become.

 

HAVE YOU TRIED THIS TECHNIQUE?

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It actually shocks me that our little minds can cause so much anguish just with its thoughts! So I started watching where my mind goes... then I noticed that my mind was over there going through all these thoughts, where as I’m over here watching it. So who is actually thinking the thoughts!? This was an important discovery the ancient yogis made when they meditated on their minds thousands of years ago...

 

Not very lucky? 3 Steps to Create your own Luck!

I never considered myself “lucky”, in that sense of the word. I’ve never been one to win a lottery, hit a jackpot, or even a scratch-off ticket. But I should also say that I never bought the ticket in the first place, so there was no chance to win one!

But despite some downtimes, I’ve been able to set myself up well in life, follow the path I’ve chosen, and create the life of my dreams.

If you’re one of those who thinks you’re unlucky, here’s what I found out – you can create your own luck!

 

3 SIMPLE STEPS TO CREATE YOUR OWN LUCK
Step 1: Show up!

If you want to get published, show up to start writing the book.

If you want to buy a house of your dreams, start looking for the house.

If you want to find a spiritual partner, show up at spiritual centers.

You get the drift – if we don’t even buy the ticket, how can we win the lottery!? You must put yourself in the path of opportunities that the universe provides!

 

Step 2: Be consistent!

Showing up once isn’t enough.

You must keep showing up!

Over and over and over again.

For how long?

As long as it takes.

When you show up with consistency, dedication and integrity, not with resentment, but with an open heart, the universe will ensure “doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.” (Joseph Campbell)

 

Step 3: Follow the magic!

The universe is set up to support you on your path…

when you show up consistently!

Synchronicity is a sign from the universe you’re on the right track.

So notice the patterns.

Follow the yellow brick road.

Look for the guiding lights along the way.

 

“If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky” -Oprah

 

So follow the 3 steps, and I can promise you that luck will follow you. And when someone asks you if you consider yourself lucky, you’ll know what to say!

Was there a time in your life you were “lucky”?

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I never considered myself "lucky", in that sense of the word. I've never been one to win a lottery, hit a jackpot, or even a scratch-off ticket. But I should also say that I never bought them in the first place, so there was no chance to win one! But despite the downtimes, I've been able to set myself up well in life, follow the path I've chosen, and create the life of my dreams. If you're one of those who thinks you're unlucky, here's what I found out - you can create your own luck! 3 SIMPLE STEPS TO CREATE YOUR OWN LUCK...

When everything’s going wrong, ask this ONE question!

You know how on some days, when you wake up on the wrong side of bed, you hit your head on the bedside table, the coffee shop gets your order wrong, and you’re late to your first meeting?

And as you sit in your meeting, you remember everything else that’s going wrong in your life as well – the friend that betrayed you, the boss that hates you, the bank account that’s always empty?

The ONE question to ask yourself on days when you feel everything’s going wrong is this:

“What’s going right at this moment?”

When a thought comes to mind that “everything’s going wrong,” the mind does what it does best, which is to dig into its data bank of past events and experiences that it stored away, to come up with evidence of ALL the things that went wrong.

The mind is only doing its job, but since our thoughts create our reality, we’re basically creating our own reality of “everything going wrong.”

Flip the script

So to flip the script in your head, asking yourself the question, “What’s going right at this moment?” resets your mind to start collecting evidence of everything that’s going right.

Because in reality, there are a LOT of things going right too. And whatever was in the long list of what went wrong is probably in the past, or not quite relevant for this present moment.

You’ll very soon start noticing that there’s actually a lot going right for you.

And a side benefit!

The same concept of our thoughts creating our reality works in your favor here – by creating a list of things that are going right, we’re creating a reality of “everything going right!”

Did you try it?

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You know how on some days, when you wake up on the wrong side of bed, you hit your head on the bedside table, the coffee shop gets your order wrong, you’re late to your first meeting by 15 minutes? And as you sit in your meeting, you remember everything else that’s going wrong in your life – the friend that betrayed you, the boss that hates you, the bank account that’s always empty? The ONE question to ask yourself on days when you feel everything’s going wrong is this...

Feeling low, lazy and lacking in inspiration? Here’s 2 things I do to get inspired!

Do you have those days when you feel low, lazy and lacking inspiration to do anything?

I’m having one of those weeks right now – dragging myself around, barely having energy to smile, looking for something to come light a spark for me.

But it can be a long wait, waiting for the spark. Or the spark might not come at all!

So what’s a soul to do!?

 

Here’s 2 things that work for me:

#1. Starting (re-starting) my gratitude journaling

I had started this practice almost 20 years ago when Sarah ban Breathnach had come out with her Simple Abundance book. I discontinued it many times too. But whenever I’m feeling low, uninspired, bordering on depression, I restart the practice to write down 5 things at the end of the day before bed – it’s something that always, always helps me feel better.

The reason why it works?

Because the mind is then employed in looking for 5 things to be grateful for (rather than its own running list of all the things that are not going well).

For example, here’s my 5 things yesterday:

  1. Receiving seeds in the mail that I had ordered last week. I mean, what could be more exciting than the anticipation of spring to plant some seeds!?
  2. Starting a new book that draws me in instantly – I just started “Uprooted” by Naomi Novik.  Although I don’t usually read fantasy, I’m enjoying this one to escape from the real world, if only for a few minutes :)
  3. Finding a new coffee shop – set in a greenhouse! All those bright green vines and flowers in the middle of winter is a sight for sore eyes
  4. My son is completely healed from his surgery – it took a week’s worth of carrying ice packs and comfort foods and medicines up and down the stairs, but it’s good to see him back to being himself again
  5. A sweet Thank you from one of my clients – instantly reminds me of why I’m doing the work I’m doing!

 

And that brings me to…

 

#2. Remember the bigger WHY

What is it you’re trying to find inspiration for, and WHY?

Whether it’s about your marriage, or work, or losing weight, or creating art, if you can put yourself back to the Why behind what you’re trying to change, that in itself can create the momentum to push you past the resistance.

Remember the dream that got you going on this path.

Talk about it to someone who’d encourage you.

Think of what you wanted to create, who you wanted to help.

You can even go a step further and think about what life would / could look like when you do push yourself forward to make it work.

 

Inspiration can be tricky to find, especially if you’re waiting for it to come find you! So go find your own inspiration! Go create your own sparks!!

 

What are some of your ideas to bring the spark back?

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Do you have those days when you feel low, lazy and lacking inspiration to do anything? I'm having one of those weeks right now - dragging myself around, barely having energy to smile, looking for something to come light a spark for me. But it can be a long wait, waiting for the spark. Or the spark might not come at all! So what's a soul to do!? Here's 2 things I do to get inspired...

2 Reasons why your Mind is at-war with the Present Moment

A quick exercise: close your eyes and just watch where your mind goes.

Something someone said yesterday that’s still bothering you… and what you should have said in return… or the silk shirt you saw in a shop window but was too pricey… or the politics in the office… or the doctor’s appointment later today… did they confirm it’s still on… or the crazy politicians that got hold of the country… is it time for lunch yet… or the pretty little white clouds passing by… 

It’s fascinating, trying to follow your mind, if you’ve ever tried following it!

Did you notice that your mind can never seem to rest with how it is right now? How it’s always thinking about anything but the present moment? That your mind seems profoundly ill-at-ease with the present moment?  That it’s always at a silent war with the reality of this moment?

If you try to put your thoughts into categories, the mind seems to always be either leaning forward into a future event, or stepping back into a past event. Because it feels uncomfortable being with itself, as it is.

Why is the mind so uncomfortable with the Now!?

2 Reasons:

  1. RAGA
  2. DVESHA
RAGA [Sanskrit] noun: Clinging or Craving

In the modern way of life, we’re encouraged to be ambitious, so that we can be consumers, so we can then support the economy, so that money can continue to make the world go around. And so we crave for more money, more things, a faster car, a bigger house, that pretty silk shirt…

This craving can also manifest itself in the form of wanting a particular partner, or a certain job, or a different life; or clinging to the partner who wants to leave, or a soul-sucking job, or a lifestyle that we’re used to…

 

DVESHA [Sanskrit] noun: Aversion or Avoidance

At the opposite end of the spectrum is aversion and avoidance – as in avoiding facing the reality due to fear, dislike, or even hatred. Avoiding exercise and eating chocolate instead, or hating the boss rather than making friends with him, or fearful of not finding a better job so keeping the one we have, an aversion to a certain race or religion even without direct experience with people of that race or religion…

 

Every moment of every day, our mind is judging – the situation, or the person we think is causing the situation. And based on its judgment, it’s either leaning forward into Raga, or stepping back into Dvesha. But because it cannot be neutral, it can never stay in equilibrium. The practice of bringing the mind back to equanimity is a spiritual process.

 

So, how to get our minds to become more stable?

Of course, the answer is meditation. Doesn’t that seem to be the answer always? :)

Whether you meditate on your breath, on a mantra, or on watching your thoughts, the idea is always the same – to tame the mind with concentration. The mind actually does have an immense capacity to concentrate! And we use it routinely, for calculations, drawing conclusions, or learning a new skill.

 

In those moments of concentration, the mind is completely free of craving, clinging, aversion and avoidance!

 

All the anxiety and extreme emotions we experience due to craving or aversion are reduced.

 

Instead, we experience a heightened sense of the present moment – the reality of the now.

 

That means there are no conflicts with the present moment.

 

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

If you’ve experienced this sequence of events when you meditate: watching your thoughts, following where the mind goes, whether it’s leaning in or stepping back, and trying to focus on a mantra, and how the mind reacts to meditation, I’d love for you to share your experiences on the Old Souls Club!

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Transform Anxiety into Excitement! (How I did it)

Are you waiting for excitement to happen to you?

Do you live a life of mundane routine, where there’s no time for spontaneity?

Maybe even perpetual anxiety about something about to go wrong, or worry about your world falling apart, or worse – fearful that you may never live a joyful life!?

Here’s the truth – you CAN let go of your anxiety and replace it with excitement! You CAN create more joy and enthusiasm for your life and how you live!

LET’S START WITH A QUICK LESSON IN PHYSICS

You know Newton’s first law of motion – a body in motion continues to stay in motion – at the same speed – until it encounters something that changes its course or speed.

This law of inertia is true for you too – as long as you continue living your life the way you’ve been living it, nothing will change. If you wake up to a screeching alarm clock every morning, drive to work in angry traffic, surrounded by negativity and ignorance of the people around you, anxious about tomorrow… following the first law of motion, tomorrow will be exactly like today.

So you need to introduce something into your day to change its course or its pace or its energy!

WHAT YOU NEED IS A FLIP OF THE SWITCH

To flip the switch from anxiety to excitement, all you need to do is introduce some excitement into your day! Sounds simple doesn’t it? That’s because it is.

If you’re feeling drained by the people around you, change your company.

If you’re feeling anxious watching the news, stop watching the news.

If you’re positively hating the work you do, quit your job.

I KNOW THE FEARS ARE COMING UP…

Of course, you can’t really drop everything that’s not working for you all at once! You still have to earn money, feed your family, put a roof over their heads.

We call it “reality” and continue to trudge along the same path, at the same pace.

We don’t introduce any excitement into our lives.

We keep walking the anxious path.

HERE’S HOW I DID IT

One tiny baby step at a time!

The first thing I did was to stop watching the news.

It was incredible, the amount of relief I experienced by simply stopping watching the news regularly. I realized that I was living a life based on what someone else decided was important to be considered “news.” I decided that going forward, I’d live according to what’s important to me. That little step to acknowledge myself as a priority was a first step to changing my life!

The second thing I did was to stop setting my alarm clock. 

Most of you probably already noticed that your body clock wakes you up at around the same time every morning. If I need to wake up a little earlier, I tell myself the time to wake up as I fall asleep, and it works like a charm. Of course, you’ll have to experiment with yourself how your body clock works and see if this would be a useful introduction into your life. A side benefit was that I started going to bed early!

I added on big doses of joy.

I started noticing what brought me joy – nature, solitude, painting, photography, reading,…. It was like taking big gulps of fresh air each time I indulged in something soulful! And since I stopped watching TV and doing other draining activities, I had loads of time. I was a woman on a mission – I crammed my days with as many little rituals as I could. And so, my days quickly went from being anxious about what might happen, to looking forward to the excitement of these joyful rituals.

The next thing I did was to get a work-from-home job.

This was a crucial step for my personal peace. I took a look at my financials and was willing to take a pay cut, because it seemed worth it to me. As it turned out, I didn’t have to take a pay cut. I was able to continue on in the same job, at the same salary. But the important step here was that I overcame my fears and anxieties and made myself ready for that change, and the universe supported me in my decision.

That was just the beginning phase of transforming my life.

 

MORE STEPS AND SWITCHES LATER…

As you can see, the steps were tiny, but over time, the inertia is overcome, the momentum picks up, and gradually the whole course of my life changed. Eventually, I recreated a whole different life around myself – a life that’s set in nature at my little nest in the forest, serving people who I can connect with, a routine that’s filled to the brim with simple joys.

No anxiety anymore – only excitement now.

When I still do feel anxious sometimes about the money not coming in, or repairs on the house, or my son staying out too late, it doesn’t last very long, because I know anxiety is only a product of the mind, and I know how to replace it with joy and enthusiasm.

 

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

I’d love to hear your stories and experiences… come on over to the Old Souls Club to share! Or if you have a personal situation that you’re stuck in, feel free to reach me over email: saiisha@nestintheforest.com

Note: If you suffer from anxiety disorders, please seek a psychotherapist.

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Feeling pointless because it’s all Karma anyway?

Do you have days when you feel like no matter what you do, there’s no point anyway because you’re born into your circumstances?

Or that other people have all the luck?

Or that the world is going to fall apart tomorrow anyway, so why bother?

I’ve been hearing several variations of this from my clients of why they don’t want to try again, or why they don’t want to fight for themselves, or why they don’t want to follow where their soul is calling. They want to give in, curl up, and wait to die. Because their karmas are following them around, and they feel like no matter what they do, they can’t change their fate.

Karma is a concept that gets tossed around all too casually these days, as an answer to our circumstances, as a reason for failure and sometimes as an excuse for apathy. But actually Karma is a much more complex philosophy of how we create our own circumstances and our own success!

 

HOW IS YOUR KARMA COMPILED?

Your soul’s karma is an original formula that includes every impression it ever encountered. And that includes every desire, fear, belief, intention, influence, experience; essentially every energy vibration that ever passed through it. (These are called Samskaras in Sanskrit).

So your life is created based not only on your soul’s past, BUT ALSO your present and future Karmic propensities.

Karma gives you the reins, lets you create your reality, and then holds you responsible for your creation!!

 

HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR KARMA

When you acknowledge the power you have over your own actions, reactions and intentions, you will quickly realize the power you have over your own life. But to utilize this power to following your soul’s calling, as opposed to following your mind’s whims is the process where your karma is transformed.

To transform your karma, when you operate from your inner most awakened self, then you’re in alignment with the universe. When you live your life in alignment with the universe, then the whole universe is open to your thoughts, words, actions and intentions. Every thought, intention and action today creates your karma for tomorrow. In this way, Karma holds you responsible for the expansion of your consciousness.

Now that you know this, you can act from a place of power, and not from a place of fatalistic apathy. When you act with this level of unity with the universe and your fellow beings, you become the universal force of evolution!

 

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