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



Getting Ready to be Ready

You know those inspirational things you read something like-“Joy and happiness first then you will receive what you desire”.

I was listening to this Abraham Hicks thingy that my bestie Amanda sent me. It was awesome in that it states, as I often believe but often forget, “complaining causes a block in you desires.” Here we are creating problems that don’t exist.

I want to be in a state of allowing–allowing love, money, good times, adventures, trips with my bestie, good times with friends, being with my family.

It all starts with me. Me tapping into the love, joy and happiness in my heart. It is about me focusing on all the amazing kick ass stuff in my life. It is me not complaining about stupid stuff that really doesn’t matter or being afraid of stuff that probably won’t happen anyway.

I have so much good going on in my life right now.  I am freakin happy for every single thing.  I am getting ready to be ready. Today there is joy, happiness, abundance, good times, dance parties, cartwheels and rainbows.

Today is the best day ever!  I am open to allowing and receiving all that my heart desires.

Doin” What I love

If you have read things on “The Law of Attraction” or are a follower of Abraham Hicks, you know that by being in states of higher energy vibration attracts to you what you desire.

High vibration states are those of happiness, joy and gratitude.  Low states would consist of anger, jealously and resentment.

To figure out what state you are  currently in, you just ask yourself, “How am I feeling? What am I feeling?”  If you are feeling happy and joy filled, my god, you are in high vibration states-start dancing and ask the Universe for  million dollars!  If you are angry or resentful, stop in tracks Martha because you will be presented with more situations that cause these feelings.

How do you stay in states of high vibration?  You follow your bliss, do what you love, explore things that open your mind and soul to new ways of expanding.  Listen to Hall & Oats while writing a blog….the list is is endless. The key is doing things that make you feel good.

I asked myself this morning what are the things that I like doing, the things that bring a smile to face and fill my heart with joy.

Things That Make my Heart Sing 

  • Writing
  • Dancing
  • Reading inspirational books
  • Playing my drum, tambourine, my singing bowl
  • Singing in private
  • Going to movies
  • Going to the theater
  • Going out to eat, especially at nice restaurants
  • Getting together with friends
  • Connecting with new people-making friends
  • Hearing peoples stories of overcoming adversary
  • Shopping at thrift stores
  • Sharing Arbonne
  • Singing and dancing in my car
  • Going on adventures to new places
  • Traveling the world
  • Learning about new cultures
  • Going to historical places and learning about stuff
  • Going to churches and sacred spots
  • Taking seminars or programs for self growth
  • Being in the beauty industry
  • Serving and bar tending
  • Having a bouquet of flowers
  • Helping someone see there is hope
  • Seeing the unique qualities in people then telling them what I see
  • Sharing time with my son and grandson
  • Being connected with my family
  • Thinking of creative ways to live my life
  • Yoga-practicing and teaching
  • Meditation
  • Holistic ways of living
  • Going to spas 🙂
  • Staying at swanky hotels and resorts
  • Being alone
  • Walking a dog
  • Being silly with my bestie
  • Kirtan

Every day, I am going to do something off this list. I am going to bring joy into everything I do. Life is suppose to be fun and full of silliness.  Well, my life anyway, its how I choose to live it– flowing on the current of life, with a smile on my face, being open to whatever comes my way, exploring it to see if it works, moving on with no regrets if it does not.

Now, get out there and do things you love every single day. Focus on those things. Ask yourself, “What do I love to do? ” Then do it!  Don’t squander your life away on “I don’t have money” ” I will do it later”, kinds of thoughts. The time to live and do is today!!