What is your heart’s desire now?

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February 4, 2020

“Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you.”

-Mahatma Gandi

I am still feeling the buzz and excitement from the start of a brand new year. I’ve been contemplating my heart’s desire and noticing that what I felt I wanted seems to have flipped and flopped a few times. So, I’m asking myself what I want now. I remind myself it’s okay to change my mind, and nothing is off the table for possible future dreams.

As many of you know, I recently stepped away from my profession as a hairdresser, and there was a grieving process with that experience. When I look back on my career, the last ten years were actually the very best. So why did I want to leave? 

Well, I felt in my heart that it was time to move on. And even though I made the choice to bring that particular career to a close, I still felt a deep loss. Letting my beloved clients go was sad for all of us. 

The twin sides of change.

Maybe because it’s a new year, it seems like so many people are in transition, or are at least making new commitments. Change can be exciting, and it can be scary at the same time.

Embarking on my next journey requires a huge amount of faith. Stepping into this new role as a health and life coach is thrilling. I feel lucky to have so much passion for both beauty and health, and I see how I am perfectly suited to blending these two worlds together in a completely new way to help others embrace being gorgeously healthy. But, making the change hasn’t been without its challenges.

We don’t do anything alone. 

I’ve learned a lot through this transition. One big lesson for me was wrestling with the old belief pattern that I have to do everything myself. Always going it alone is not only a very bad idea, it’s also exhausting. It’s no fun, and it is not at all the way my happy self wants to do things.

If we want to manifest a dream-come-true kind of life and be truly happy, then we have to be willing to start being that person right now. That means no more putting off the things that matter. We have to be completely honest with ourselves. During this transition I have had to do a lot of “soothe talking” to quiet my critical voice. I have been giving myself extra love and support to keep calm as I continue to move forward into new frontiers. 

Our relationship with self is key to making any meaningful difference. 

It’s important to recognize that you are the master behind the curtain. One of the biggest gifts you can give yourself is taking charge of your mind. It may be necessary to change your thoughts if you want to be your best self. This is why I believe so strongly in meditation. The mind is amazing, but like a wild turkey, you don’t want it running around the house!

Love is always the better choice if fear is the other option.

It isn’t always easy to choose love, especially when it comes to how we treat ourselves. But like with anything, the more you practice, the easier it becomes. So start now. Love yourself as much as possible! Be kinder and more gentle in what you say to yourself.

And notice when fear creeps in. Tell it, “Thanks for trying to protect me. I appreciate your concern, but I got this!” One of my favorite tricks to quell fear that I learned from my mentor Angeles Arrien is to respond to anxious thoughts with “and that’s a story that doesn’t need to happen.” Here’s an example: “I better be careful not to fall — and that’s a story that doesn’t need to happen!” Instead of a bad outcome, make the story you want come to life! 

Envision yourself living the life you intend, love who you are right now, and be your own best friend. Listen to your heart’s desire! I look forward to sharing the love with all you gorgeously healthy peeps.

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  • This is beautiful and inspiring, Gay. I totally agree with you and share your excitement about changes and new journeys. I’m working with an amazing healer and am learning and re-learning a lot. I love your reference to Angie’s wonderful “trick” – had forgotten that one! I intend to put it to good use! At 82 I’m feeling a renewed energy and enthusiasm about my life and what I have to offer. This wasn’t the case a few months ago , dealing with pain and disillusionment. Thank you for reaching out and creating a community of kindred spirits through your beautiful work. And sharing the love!
    Love, Barbara

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