Open the Heart to Your Authentic Self

Live from the heart and experience real joy.

What exactly does that mean? And, am I living from my heart?

I received this guidance two days in row– “live authentically in order to live from your heart. In this place, you will find real joy.”

The heart guides you to your soul calling-the purpose you were born to do.  When you have a closed heart, caused by past pain and trauma, the heart becomes guarded and closed up.

We put on false masks to please others, to fit in and to be accepted. Driven by the need for security, we cling to our groups and our tribes, following the dominant belief system that is ingrained as truth.

Stepping away from these group truths is viewed as dangerous so when you have a calling to another path, you are quickly instilled with a sense of fear. Statements such as, “That won’t bring you money” or “There are lots of people doing that” give  messages of “you aren’t enough to do the things you want”.  <Yikes…better stay with the group consciousness!!>

These messages are meant as a form of protection-a way to shield you from the big bad world. Because only the tribe accepts you as you are, and its in the way they think is best for the tribe as a whole.

We have been pained because our own tribe doesn’t think highly enough of us to do what we truly want. We put on the mask. We go into hiding. Living a mundane life and closing off the energy of our hearts.

Taking off the mask is hard. We are put in a vulnerable place. Questioning if we will be loved and accepted for who we truly are. This is a scary process.

But, it is worth the risk because true happiness is found in living from your authentic self.

For me, the journey of uncovering my purpose, and living my authentic self,  has been filled with tears and struggles. But, it has also contained the best freakin moments of my life and I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything.

As I examined the above statement, I see I am, at times, still wearing the mask. Still in the process of finding the courage to fully step into my purpose.

I see the statement as a guiding light to find ways to love myself more, to give myself what I need to be strong and to follow the calling of my heart.

This journey unfolds in steps, dictated by when the Universe deems you ready.  Lessons will be given in forms of experiences for you to learn and grow. You have to be strong, courageous and fearlessly fearful to go on this journey.  You will feel alone, isolated and may  cry a lot. Some might get angry or frustrated.  As my mentor Patty Jackson often says, “This is normal human stuff.”

And, I add-“Its all going to be ok. Life is working for you.”

Open your heart, go on the journey, find what brings you joy.

My love and light xoxo



On the Path of the Butterfly

Morning Insights

This post is dedicated to my bestie Amanda Litts-you are always inspiring me to stay on the fun filled path of the butterfly-LOVE YOU!!!

I am aligning with the calling of my higher self. I have my butterfly wings on and am ready to float around the world, collecting stories and insights as I go.

Everyone has this unique calling in them. Think about it, is your heart calling you to sit at a desk, analyzing numbers, making sales, providing amazing customer service? Probably not. You are called to express the amazingness in you.

Don’t look to your current friend groups or your family for support-they will tell you that traveling the world on a shoe string budget is absolute lunacy.  Some people think its scary to travel 50 miles out of town let alone around the world.

I have met the butterflies–The people that are soaring on the current of their soul calling. They took leaps of faith. How? Each story is as unique as the individual.

Go out and find the butterflies. They are out there and you will be drawn to one another, even if for a brief moment.  Because the energy exchange between you will provide a spark of motivation to keep flying along on your butterfly path.

You are probably asking, “ok, what the hell do you want to do in the first place? What are these dreams that you keep talking about?”  Here they are in a nutshell people. The things that I wrote up on the left side of the sheet of paper at Kyle Cease’s EOL.

The things that make my heart beat with excitement-listed in no specific order

  • Live life as one continuous adventure of fun and laughter
  • Touch people’s life with yoga
  • Write light hearted stuff on the insights I receive on life from traveling and interactions with fellow butterflies
  • Open a holistic wellness center for healing and soul strengthening (the warrior training institute)
  • Coach people into their amazingness
  • Invest in growing-self growth, soul growth, expanded vision
  • Dance and play my tambourine
  • Play the piano
  • Read a poem in public
  • Love more
  • Paint this fucking life with so many stories, it creates 20 books.
  • Healing retreats
  • Open my grandsons life to unlimited possibilities

Here is a big secret for this beautiful butterfly-I have no clue what I am doing.  I have no clue how to  get where I want to go or bring to life the things that are in my heart. And, I am ok with it. I AM OK WITH NOT KNOWING!!!  In fact, I hope I screw this shit up.  I am on a mission to screw this up-making it ok to mess up, trip up, not get it right, learning as I go and not waiting to find the ‘perfect’ way of doing.

This I do know–I have a lot to do, got my wings on, I am ready to fly.