Blog the love 2014: Are you under a love spell?

Lately you have been receiving stories from me about using the seasons as a way to explore yourself but after all that wandering and deep soul quests I feel it is time to return to The Village Hearth and what changes have been going on over there since we last said goodbye. And ooh they are good ones with an upcoming magical life e-course and this weeks Blog the Love fest

with a message to love ourselves.

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And of course in an ideal world we would wake up every morning and start the day by saying I love you to ourselves and all the ones that are close to us. But yet it can be so hard. Why?

My husband just learned our two-year old to say I love you and usually he’s copying everything we say exactly the same way only this time he replies ‘Me too.’ I know he must have heard me say that and it made me realize it is like the word love is too hard to grasp.

Of course that’s what you can expect from a two-year old but how many times do we catch ourselves doing exactly the same thing?

How many times do we reply ‘Me too.’ instead of saying ‘I LOVE you too!’

It’s like that four letter word has such an emotional charge and saying it out loud would give it too much power binding us to the person we have said it to.

It is like giving up our identity or giving up part of ourselves and yet what’s wrong with that? Isn’t that exactly what love is about?

OK you lose a bit of independence but at the same time you gain so much. To me Love is about exploring a whole new part of yourself and growing into a bigger person.

Just thinking about love can make you feel energized, relaxed, puts a smile on your face, …

And when you say the word out loud you allow that positive energy to reach the other person as well. If that is a spell? It is a damn beautiful one.

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 This Blog post is part of the Mind, Body & Spirit Blog Hop week 9.

Moving past your doubt…

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February… a whole month has flown by and although you may have set strong intentions for yourself by now it can feel impossible for you to achieve them. You might be wondering why you aren’t seeing any results or why you even seem to be worse of then before.

All I can say to that is:

It is completely natural.

The past few weeks you have created an image of ‘what could be.’ You have built castles in the sky and started to explore how to get there. You have been brainstorming inside your cave of creation adding all your dreams and wishes onto the room of slumbering ideas. And now reality kicks in. You may feel the change inside yourself but it isn’t resembled in the outside world yet.

The law of attraction states very clearly that there is a delay between our thoughts and reality only to protect ourselves from getting hurt. this delay allows us to be 100% sure that we are pursuing what’s right for us at the moment. But it is the same delay that causes us to grow weary and doubt our capability to manifest our dream lives. We are basically allowing our subconscious blocks to take the upper hand and chase our dreams away leaving us  with nightmares instead. Recognizable? Do leave a comment below.

So how do you overcome this?

Ignoring it won’t work. Neither will running away or trying to hide in yet another new thought or project that will only start the process all over again.

The only thing that does work is turning around and looking your demons in the eye. Face those subconscious blocks and try to negotiate with them. Silence those whispers of doubt and failure and have faith. Know that you are only just getting started and need to put one foot in front of the other in order to get to where you want to be.

I know it is hard. I know it can be tricky.

But you DO NOT HAVE TO DO IT ON YOUR OWN.

Accept the support you deserve to grow into the next level…

Part of the problem is that we allow our fears and doubt to take the upper hand and haven’t learned how to move past them. That’s what the brand new ‘meditation in motion’ group is all about. In this free group on the spiritual bad ass community you will explore ways to release tension from your cells and meditate in more effective ways to find your life purpose and cultivate it.

If you want to face your subconscious blocks I can recommend the releasing your true Self from its prison cell visualization where you will learn how to make your subconscious work for you instead of against you.

When you are ready to rewire your entire programming and effortlessly manifest a life of balance, energy and fulfillment you can reserve your spot in the subconscious manifesting 101 program. This course is limited to 10 participants so be sure to check it out today!

Last but not least: remember to keep your head up high facing in the direction you want to go.

Earth renewal moon

The past few days we have made our resolutions for the new year but in reality we can set new intentions every single month and that is exactly what we will be doing here. If you are familiar with astrology or just know a little bit about the moon you will know that every moon cycle takes 28 days and is divided into 4 quarters: new moon or dark moon, the first quarter, full moon and the last quarter. Each of these quarters has a different energy and each of the complete cycles will bring yet another meaning into your life. For the next 12 months I will be taking you through these moons and explain how you can translate their power to help you find balance and fulfillment in everything you do. Each cycle will start with the dark days, reaching its height around the full moon after which it will start to fade away giving us a break before moving on.

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A new year coinciding with a new moon on the day the poles of the sun finish their cycle of switching places truly adds to the meaning of ‘taking a fresh start.’ And that is exactly what these next 4 weeks will be about: awareness, starting over, dreaming up a new future for yourself.

As I mentioned in the new moon post everything starts in the dark and we cannot achieve anything in the physical world before looking into ourselves and planting that thought seed first. If you haven’t done so already I invite you to dream that new vision for yourself and start feeling it with every muscle and cell inside your body. Don’t just think about business but spend some one on one time with every area of your life. You can use the wheel of your life worksheet for extra guidance and ideas.

Once you have done this and you feel ready to move on again use the energy of the first quarter moon to sort out your most burning desire and set up a mind map for how you are going to balance all of these dreams and wishes.

Remember that there is no wrong or right way of doing things so don’t be disappointment if something materializes the way you wanted to. Know that right now we are just creating a starting point and each month, each day if you want, you have the ability to start over and create a new chapter in the book called your life.

In fact that is exactly what this moon is teaching us.

Everything has its cycle of life – death – rebirth inviting you to let go of the things that no longer serve you and deepen the path that feels right.

Whenever you feel life is getting too much or the road ahead seems to long and winding just plant yourself. Put your feet into the earth, imagine powerful roots coming out of you and grounding you to this very moment. Take a deep breath and realize that, right here and now, everything is as it should be. You are safe. Whatever happens next doesn’t matter in the end it will all help you become a bigger, brighter vision of yourself.

When you are ready release your roots like a ship lifts its anchor and set sail towards your destiny. Just take one step at a time knowing that everything will happen in time.

Keeping a moon journal

You may want to journal about your experiences to become more aware of this process and keep track of your own moonlight transformations. Over time this can even proof to be a very profound and faithful companion in your search for ultimate life balance as you will be able to notice re-occurring patterns throughout the seasons of your life.

The difference between a moon journal and a regular diary is that you are more aware of what gives you energy and when you feel tired and drained. This will help you set up a solid structure for yourself and create an ideal day to day routine. You can even decide to perform varying rituals or conscious habits throughout each phase of the moon.

If you would like my help with that and dive deeper into the meaning of each month and how it affects your life and business I invite you to have a look at the ultimate life balance program.

Note: this post participated in the Village Hearth Blog Hop:

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3 actionable tips to growing your money bucket.

Do you ever worry about having enough money to live the life you want?

I know I have. I used to worry about the numbers in my bank account. Some days I would trust things were working out fine but I had and still have a hard time keeping this level of trust up. And what I found is that it is something that is beyond your control.

You may already know a great deal about releasing and getting past fears and blockages that are WITHIN YOUR CONTROL. These are the problems that are of your own making and where you can physically or mentally do something about. But if you are like me you might find your money issue’s to be bigger than that. You’ll start to experience problems on your husbands financial side, cars breaking down, doing everything right and still not signing any clients,… At this stage it seems to be BEYOND YOUR CONTROL and out of your own hands.

You do have the power to change.

These issues that are popping up in your life right now with feelings of lack or worries about ever having enough money to get by are still of your own making and you do have the power to change them. My mentor calls this ‘growing your money bucket’ and it means that if you still have these limiting believes around money than you will stay at the same stage you are in right now. So if you then sign a new high-end client or win the lottery for instance something unexpected and seemingly beyond your control will happen to take your income back to the level you feel comfortable with. And the Universe will find ways to this through for instance your husband loosing his job or getting a series of speeding tickets.

That’s why I wanted to share some techniques with you today to grow your level of comfort around money and help you raise your income stream.

1. Have a Reality Check.

I want you to stop and take a conscious look at your thoughts today. What is your desired income goal this month? And what are the products you are selling this month? Or even this year? Now evaluate those two different numbers and see if they are realistic. If you are for instance selling a 3000$ product but only aim to make 2000$ this month than how are you ever going to do that?

Seriously, how!

2. Keep a list of your achievements.

A very powerful practice to help you raise your level of comfort around money is to keep a list of your achievements. Write down everything you have received and know you have coming your way. This can be your actual income but also gifts or prices you have won such as a friend giving you a book you always wanted to read or you winning an item from a give-away from your favorite teacher.

Add this money value to your list.

You can even add the discounts you received at the store.

Now count the total amount you have received and see how it is actually bigger than the ‘physical dollars’ you have in your bank account.

Confirm this realization with an affirmation that you do have the money you need and the Universe is taking care of you.

3. Release coaching.

Once you have uncovered another layer of your money issues it is time to release it on a cellular level and break that last subconscious block that otherwise will only cause the doubt to get stuck again.

There are different ways to do this. Some of you may be familiar with the Emotional Freedom Technique or Tapping others practice yoga or Qigong to move the energy through their body bringing the message of your body to all your cells and muscles and releasing all the last bits of tension and resistance.

Something else that I have started doing and wanted to share with you is feeling the emotions in my body. It is called release coaching and goes like this:

Put your negative emotions of lack and money issues in your left hand. Close it and take a deep breath.
Now go and ask yourself what you want to experience instead. What positive words come up. Say them slowly out loud and feel them. Feel their energy and how they make you feel.

Now open your right hand and say: ‘I allow to experience… [fill in the words or feelings you have just envisioned for yourself]
Again take a deep breath and try to really experience this sensation as much as possible. Feel it in your body and watch it take over and absorb all of those previous negative thoughts.

Finally with both hands and your eyes closed take one more deep breath in and then open your hands while breathing out with a big sigh of relief.

Layers on top of layers…

This exercise helps you get rid of some of your emotional charges. Of course you will need to repeat this a couple of times to truly feel the lasting effect. Much like everything in life your money issues will have layers on top of layers and you will come across situations where the feeling comes back.

Your job is to recognize it sooner than later and stop it from getting worse.

Each time your issues pop up see if you can uncover something new that was hidden deeper inside the prisons of your mind and then release it again.

If you would like my help with uncovering and healing some of your subconscious block you can schedule a breakthrough session or have a look at the fallen angels visualization to release your true self from its prison cell.

Being afraid to let go.

This is a post I wrote in my journal in the fall of 2012. As I feel this time of the year again is about letting go of things that no longer serve you I wanted to share it with you.

As I dive deeper into these meditations and into the very nature of things I begin to understand why we are here. I am finding answers, I am discovering my purpose in this life,… but with it as I pull back layer after layer I feel how much in control I want to be and how little I am.

It makes me humble.

It makes me a teeny tiny dot inside the vast endless Universe.

I acknowledge this must be how our ancestors felt and I hear them whisper:

‘go back to your roots… and move past them.’

They faced natures tremendous power of creation and destruction. We ignore it and build our lives and science around not having to face it.

We no longer listen to the rhythm of mother nature’s voice.

Now I am starting to do that again she is growling at me no longer singing but shouting. And I am afraid of what she is telling me.

I am afraid of the cycle because I don’t want this to end. I am afraid life will end before I have discovered every aspect of it but every aspect of course also brings destruction.

Do I fear it will destroy me?

I guess I rather fear things will become tough and I will lose modern commodities being handed over to nature. I fear I won’t be able to give my son everything he needs when that happens. Why?

Because I know I am not ready.

I am mad about myself wasting time and learning things that don’t seem to matter.

I am mad about not enjoying and grasping every moment out of every day fully.

Why don’t I?

Because I can’t stay at that level of energy.

Because I am living too far away from the source that is nature.

Irony again. Divine dichotomy. I am afraid of the biggest and probably only cure there is: nature.

I know how beautiful destruction can be. I know how much good can come from it. I have lived through it before. And yet I am still afraid.

How can I let go of letting go!

If you are wondering the same thing than join me on the ultimate life balance program to find out how to get past it.

Are you ready to turn your life around?

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Around my birthday in October I have looked back at what the past year has brought me and although I thought I was finished with it I feel like exploring it once again now that Leonie Dawsons new 2014 create your amazing year calendars + workbooks are out. This is an incredibly popular & useful tool to help you plan out & make happen your most incredible year in life or bussines (or both!). Over the last five years, thousands of women have used this workbook with the most amazing results. It’s the best planning tool available to help you make your year your most exceptional yet!Leonie_workbook_2014

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The first thing we do is look back on the lessons we have learned and the dreams that came true.

We can even do this exercise together. Go ahead:

What did you learn in 2013?

I for one found that this past year has all been about grounding and finding a safe place where I feel at home and from which I can share my gifts with the world. I have learned to believe in myself and trust my intuition no matter what happens. I was blessed with the insight that it is not a matter of if something will happen but when it comes to you.

And so my dream of becoming an independent business owner who helps people all over the world to step into their own power and transform fatigue and overwhelm  into balance and fulfillment has become a lot more real. I am not saying I am there yet but the bone structure is already materializing in front of my eyes and no it is just a matter of growing new skin and making it viable in the outside world.

But why am I sharing this with you?

Simply because I feel there is a lot more to discover. Even though I have already made it this far it has been a path of seemingly endless ups and downs and unnecessary struggle. I have been trying to do it on my own while getting stuck in other people’s advice. At the same time I feel there is soooo much more to discover. And as I decided to make 2014 a year of simplicity and unity I aim to finally put all the pieces of the puzzle together and turn my life around.

So what about you?

Do you ever get a feeling there is more to life than you are experiencing right now?

Do you want to find balance and fulfillment in everything you do knowing that this is your gift to the world and you successfully transform the lives of everyone you come in contact with?

Would you like to take away the ups and downs and make the path leading to your dreams a lot easier?

Are you ready to turn your life around?

leven_in_balansIf you have answered yes to one of the questions above than you would fit right into the ultimate life balance program.

In this one year experience we will follow the seasons to unlock our creative potential, learn to listen to our intuition and successfully transform our life and biz. What makes this different from other e-courses and workshops is that by following the natural cycle of the earth we will learn when it is time to rest and recharge our batteries and when we can push ourselves feeling supported by the energies of the universe backing us up to make huge jumps towards our destiny.

Other courses give you the tools and strategies to make these changes but then they leave it up to you to figure out when to implement them. During this ultimate life balance program you will receive gradual access to worksheets, video’s and podcast that give you a step by step plan to find out what you want to do and how you can get there. We start by releasing old thoughts and programming, then we dream up a new future for ourselves and by the end of 2014 you will have established your first event and be ready to start working with your first clients.

This 995 $ program can be yours for just 195 $ if you decide before December 21.

Remember you have the power to make your dreams come true! All you have to do is say yes I am ready to take the first step.

Yes I am ready to turn my life around!