Were You Ever Grounded As A Teenager?

I don’t mean the kind of grounding where you feel connected to the earth. I mean the kind of grounding that was your parents’ response to something you did. You know, where you weren’t allowed out of the house and couldn’t talk on the phone with your friends.

I’m thinking this may be the closest experience many of us have to the COVID restrictions. Most of us have never been in jail, or lived under a dictatorship, and yet some are reacting to their liberties being taken away. Others are grateful for the safety and security they experienced, and are nervous about things opening up.

I’ve been thinking about this a lot as I listen to and observe the responses and reactions as the social implications of COVID evolve. We have all experienced social distancing and isolation, and it became a new normal – in other words we got used to it. Some people discovered they really enjoyed the slower pace, the quieter lifestyle.

And then things changed again as some restrictions began to be lifted. People fascinate me. It’s interesting to witness the range of emotions from excited to upset to confused… sometimes all at once! This brings me back to being grounded…

What you did as an adolescent when the “grounding” time was over? You may be noticing some similarities with your behavior now.

And you may be noticing some similarities in the choices and behaviors of others around you.

forgive myself for believing I need to judge myself or others harshly around our reactions to what is happening.

I give myself permission to recognize we are all navigating the best we know how.

I can judge or I can acknowledge. I choose to acknowledge.

I am free to acknowledge how well I am navigating, and support others to navigate from where they are.

acknowledged how well I am moving through this time when I…

am learning to acknowledge where I am at in a gentler and kinder way, and that ripples out to others.

I am grateful for the deeper awareness I have as a result of this COVID time.

I’ve heard the expression “We are all in the same boat” being bantered around a lot since mid March. From my perspective we are all in the same storm, but each of us has a different boat. Some boats are seaworthy while others have leaks. Some are like powerboats, and others like canoes.

May the boat that you are in be secure and move at the pace you feel comfortable moving. And may you come out of this “grounding” experience a more skilled sailor.

Namaste,

Suze

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Were You Ever Grounded As A Teenager?

I don’t mean the kind of grounding where you feel connected to the earth. I mean the kind of grounding that was your parents’ response to something you did. You know, where you weren’t allowed out of the house and couldn’t talk on the phone with your friends.

I’m thinking this may be the closest experience many of us have to the COVID restrictions. Most of us have never been in jail, or lived under a dictatorship, and yet some are reacting to their liberties being taken away. Others are grateful for the safety and security they experienced, and are nervous about things opening up.

I’ve been thinking about this a lot as I listen to and observe the responses and reactions as the social implications of COVID evolve. We have all experienced social distancing and isolation, and it became a new normal – in other words we got used to it. Some people discovered they really enjoyed the slower pace, the quieter lifestyle.

And then things changed again as some restrictions began to be lifted. People fascinate me. It’s interesting to witness the range of emotions from excited to upset to confused… sometimes all at once! This brings me back to being grounded…

What you did as an adolescent when the “grounding” time was over? You may be noticing some similarities with your behavior now.

And you may be noticing some similarities in the choices and behaviors of others around you.

forgive myself for believing I need to judge myself or others harshly around our reactions to what is happening.

I give myself permission to recognize we are all navigating the best we know how.

I can judge or I can acknowledge. I choose to acknowledge.

I am free to acknowledge how well I am navigating, and support others to navigate from where they are.

acknowledged how well I am moving through this time when I…

am learning to acknowledge where I am at in a gentler and kinder way, and that ripples out to others.

I am grateful for the deeper awareness I have as a result of this COVID time.

I’ve heard the expression “We are all in the same boat” being bantered around a lot since mid March. From my perspective we are all in the same storm, but each of us has a different boat. Some boats are seaworthy while others have leaks. Some are like powerboats, and others like canoes.

May the boat that you are in be secure and move at the pace you feel comfortable moving. And may you come out of this “grounding” experience a more skilled sailor.

Namaste,

Suze

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It’s Spring! Let it grow!

When I’m trying to figure out how things work, I turn to nature…

Think of a potted plant that just isn’t doing as well as you would like it to. It’s not flowering, and the leaves are looking a little droopy. Digging up and examining the root system will not make the plant thrive – in fact the shock of having its roots exposed will case the plant to wither further.

Rather you might move it to a sunnier – or shadier – spot, give it some plant food and make certain it receives the right amount of water.

You might even talk encouragingly to it, or re pot it into a larger space so the roots can grown and expand and create a healthy plant.

Even if the roots are gnarled and in poor soil, caring attention will make the plant thrive…

The “roots” of your challenges may in fact be well beyond your reach. The soil you were “planted in” may not have been as rich and healthy as you needed. There is significant research showing that many of our beliefs, attitudes and perceptions are actually affected by our experiences before we are born, and some even are transmitted through our DNA. Before you throw up your hands and say “What’s the point?!”, remember the plant…

Whatever the root system of any of your life experiences, the equivalents to sunshine, water and good nutrition will support positive growth…and are within your reach. You can create the conditions for your own positive growth – despite your “roots”. Encouraging words and a change of environment will enhance that support allowing your life to grow and bloom in a new direction!

  • forgive myself for believing I need to get to the root of it.
  • I give myself permission to nurture myself and create new growth.
  • I can examine the roots, or I can support new growth – I choose to support new growth.
  • I am free to nurture myself with thoughts, actions and words that support new growth. 
  • Just like a plant, I thrive when I am in a supportive environment.
  • I am creating new growth by creating a supportive environment for myself – beginning with my own thoughts and inner conversations!
  • I’m grateful to myself for encouraging my growth!

It’s spring, let it grow!

Namaste,

Suze

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It’s Spring! Let it grow!

When I’m trying to figure out how things work, I turn to nature…

Think of a potted plant that just isn’t doing as well as you would like it to. It’s not flowering, and the leaves are looking a little droopy. Digging up and examining the root system will not make the plant thrive – in fact the shock of having its roots exposed will case the plant to wither further.

Rather you might move it to a sunnier – or shadier – spot, give it some plant food and make certain it receives the right amount of water.

You might even talk encouragingly to it, or re pot it into a larger space so the roots can grown and expand and create a healthy plant.

Even if the roots are gnarled and in poor soil, caring attention will make the plant thrive…

The “roots” of your challenges may in fact be well beyond your reach. The soil you were “planted in” may not have been as rich and healthy as you needed. There is significant research showing that many of our beliefs, attitudes and perceptions are actually affected by our experiences before we are born, and some even are transmitted through our DNA. Before you throw up your hands and say “What’s the point?!”, remember the plant…

Whatever the root system of any of your life experiences, the equivalents to sunshine, water and good nutrition will support positive growth…and are within your reach. You can create the conditions for your own positive growth – despite your “roots”. Encouraging words and a change of environment will enhance that support allowing your life to grow and bloom in a new direction!

  • forgive myself for believing I need to get to the root of it.
  • I give myself permission to nurture myself and create new growth.
  • I can examine the roots, or I can support new growth – I choose to support new growth.
  • I am free to nurture myself with thoughts, actions and words that support new growth. 
  • Just like a plant, I thrive when I am in a supportive environment.
  • I am creating new growth by creating a supportive environment for myself – beginning with my own thoughts and inner conversations!
  • I’m grateful to myself for encouraging my growth!

It’s spring, let it grow!

Namaste,

Suze

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Spring into More Abundance!

When the topic of money comes up, once sane people can become defensive, belligerent, uncomfortable or angry.

Wars have been fought over it, marriages ended, business partnerships dissolved, societies collapsed.

I was at a two day personal development course – it is one that I have attended regularly as a “touchstone” over the past 15 years. Each time I attend I come to new awarenesses and understandings. This time I uncovered an old belief – “I work for money”. I was kind of surprised when it popped into my awareness. It is true that I work, and I receive money. That is a reality – however, it doesn’t need to be my belief. I shifted my perception of money to “I allow money to support me”. This simple shift in the energy around my finances allows the back and forth flow, and has already begun to manifest in delightful ways.

  • forgive myself for believing that I work hard for money without it supporting me.
  • I give myself permission to be supported by my money.
  • choose to be supported positively by all the money in my life
  • I am free to be completely supported by money.
  • I felt supported by money when I _____________.
  • I am increasing the support my finances bring me, and the flow of abundance increases.
  • Big pat on the back to me for creating more supportive finances!

You know that whatever you focus on expands, and focusing on being supported expands that support! I love when I have these shifts of perceptions and I get visible evidence of how the world of energy works! I share some supportive ideas on this week’s show replay. Let’s shift your energy around money!

Namaste,

Suze

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