Goals, Dreams, Aspirations — we all have them, at least at one point in our lives. When we look deep within ourselves, a certain calling speaks to us, a voice so familiar and powerful that we can’t help but to listen. It usually comes in the form of a life aspiration or a dream we have to be, do and have something in our lives.Yet, many people falter half way through before they ever reach their dreams — why? Is it not enough that we dreamed, hoped, prayed and wished for it to happen?
“I thought the universe was supposed to provide everything for us to live our authentic lives?”
The universe doesn’t owe you anything! It does provide you with everything, but it didn’t say it was going to do everything for you — that’s where the aspirations and dreams crack along the way. You’ll be given opportunities, resources, networking and blessings in disguise along the way.
“It’s up to YOU, to make a difference”
Only by taking action which requires tenacity, courage and faith will you be able to reap the benefits the universe gifts you. I hear plenty of people, especially as a yoga teacher and lifestyle coach, say over and over again that, “All is good, the universe will provide”. Yes the universe will provide…..and now what?That is exactly the question! What now?! You can be given a pot of gold and say to yourself, “this is the best thing that happened to me!”, unless you live on an island then i’d rather take a big net of fish — catch my drift?
It’s not enough to show a deep connection with the universe, god and the infinite. It’s not enough to show up, but you must be ready to move and take action with what you are given. I call it the 2nd Pillar of P.O.W.E.R (E-Book Available Here) which is “Mobility” — it’s the foundational pillar of action oriented guidance to help achieve a life affirmative goal.
“Thinking is required, Movement is necessary”
By moving our bodies we tap into the physiological benefits of respiration, circulation and metabolism. Taking action to sell your video game console so you can purchase brushes, paint and paper because you love painting is the self-affirmative aspect of mobility that translates into becoming a more powerful version of you in your life. Notice how I spoke to both moving our bodies and our attitudes; there’s always to parts to everything that balances energy out. In our bodies you have Prime Movers which are muscles that initiate action, but you also have antagonist muscles to keep your prime movers in check. Nature works in the same manner, the sun will rise which brings up cortisol levels when light penetrates our eyes; when the sun sets the natural response is for anabolic hormones for growth and repair to come into play.
Will the Universe help me to move forward?
Yes, it can — only if you take action to use what has been given or created for you. It’s the dance we all play in, each and everyday of our lives.
Waking up in the morning after 3 hours of sleep because you wanted to make deadlines,
Choosing to stay an extra 4 hours after everyone has left the office because you wanted to make a difference,
Saying no to your friends on the weekend because you wanted to spend another 2 hours learning about CSS after 10 hours of studying for your psychology final”.
If you are able to take what the Universe gifts you with and create momentum to carry you closer to what you wish to see change in your life, then you’ll have all of the tools required to achieve it. You can have what is you are seeking, as long as you remain focused and disciplined; hope and faith will get you there during tough times, but you can’t expect to start with any of it unless you are brave enough to take action.
Many people are writing about what 2016 brought them and what they think 2017 will offer. For my own life, 2016 gave me a wake up call and a much needed one both professionally and spiritually.
What does 2017 have for me? At the moment i’m writing this, I really don’t know what the new year has in store for me. What I do know, is that it will be the first year I do something for myself, a space I can further enhance the energy of being “self-centered” so that I may share the tools to help the needful become a more powerful version of themselves in Body, Mind and in Life.
I’ll take action, to honor what the Universe presents me and to keep moving forward with the gifts, energy and blessings i’ll receive along the way.
Keep growing stronger friends,
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