Suze’s Musings – Sunday’s Reflections from Seat 17D

Sunday’s Reflections from Seat 17D
It is a beautiful clear, blue sky day and I’m off to Vancouver Island. On the way we pass over the Rocky Mountains and huge tracks of forested land. I see many, many roads. Some switch-backing up and down mountains. Some wider ones my eyes follow to a town or city. Some others lead to lakes, connecting people to places. And some appear to be remote and go nowhere – and yet I know they must – otherwise they wouldn’t have been built with the effort it takes to create a “way” from here to there.
It occurs to me the same applies to the pathways we create in our lives. So often I hear “I need to get on path” or “I don’t know where I’m going”. Trust. Even though the destination may not be clear, and the path may be winding and narrow – trust. It is going somewhere. Somewhere you may not be able to see or experience until after you’ve arrived. You aren’t stuck. You are on your path. You may want to create it differently than you have been…
I forgive myself for believing I’m stuck and going nowhere.
I give myself permission to recognize I’m creating my own path.
I can feel stuck or I can take steps in the direction that feels like me. I choose to take a conscious step today.
I am free to create my own path purposefully today when I list 10 things I’ve experienced this week that felt right.
I know what it feels like to be purposefully on path, I did it when I (reinforce the items on your list, one at a time with this sentence, and breathe in after each one)
I AM BE-coming more aware of the path I am creating, and trusting myself to navigate it!
I’m grateful for the all paths I’ve been on – both direct and meandering – they all brought me to this place from where I take another step forward.
Take steps in the direction that feels right, knowing you are creating your unique path that will, in its own time, become clear.
And if you are seeing clearly and moving rapidly, add purpose and commitment to your path and enjoy the journey!
Namaste,
Suze

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Suze’s Musings… I Got A New Chair!

I got a new chair!

This may not seem like that big a deal, but as I sit at my desk this morning feeling the support and comfort of my new chair I’m LOVING it! And, I’m reflecting on how many other things I’ve been putting up with for long enough.
You see I had a chair. I had the same office chair for more years than I can remember. It worked. I sat in it nearly every day. It was functional, BUT the height mechanism no longer worked properly – and hadn’t for a really long time. It continuously, slowly, and irritatingly sunk down until I would notice my chin was practically on the desk and I would pull the lever and lift it up again, repeating the process several times every hour. It was just what I did to make the chair work. It was a habit. The wheels kept getting stuck and that was a mild annoyance as I lifted the chair back into position. And there wasn’t much padding left! But it worked, sort of… and I kept using it…
Three weeks ago I ordered a new chair which arrived the next day – in a box.
And then the box sat there waiting for me to find the time to put the chair together.
Then I asked Phil if he could put the chair together for me as I went out the door to present an Inner Critic to Inner Coach evening.
As I was driving home, a text arrived from him “I have a surprise for you!”
I came home to a smiling partner and my new chair sitting at my desk waiting for me!
It feels amazing to sit in my new chair – I deserve it. I asked for what would support me– and it happened.
AND now I’m re-patterning so that next time I don’t put off what’s good for me for so long!
  • forgive myself for believing I need to put up with something that doesn’t support me.
  • I give myself permission to nurture myself, and ask for what I need.
  • I can put up with stuff”, or I can nurture myself – I can’t do both at the same time. I choose to nurture myself.
  • I’m free to nurture myself today by really enjoying my new chair ( feel free to put your own example here!)
  • I know what it feels like to nurture myself I did it this morning when I had my amazing smoothie. (feel free to put your own example here!)
  • I am nurturing myself more and more and that feels fabulous!
  • I’m grateful to myself for nurturing myself with my new chair and asking for what supports me!
Perhaps there’s something in your world that you been putting up with long enough. Go ahead. Nurture yourself. You deserve it!
All around me I see nature nurturing itself with new leaves, beautiful flowers and fresh growth.
The earth is nurturing itself.
Join me in creating a kinder planet by nurturing yourself and asking for support.
Namaste,
Suze

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Control What You Can – Leave The Rest to Trust

This week’s Musings are written by one of our Practitioners, Julie Thulin.

Control What You Can – Leave The Rest to Trust

The past few weeks – maybe months – have been a big reminder to me that I can’t control everything……..and having been called a control freak more than once, this is a big deal for me. It’s not like I actually believe I have control over everything, in fact, I’m pretty good at recognizing my limitations. But today – after reading and sharing far too many posts about the US Election debacle my inner voice spoke to me loud and clear………”Julie, you have to let this go.”.

Let it go?!?!? But there’s so much to be said, so many opinions to consider, so much at stake!! “Let it go……..let it all go and trust”

Bam!! That last word – trust – hit me like a ton of bricks. I took a deep breath and realized that somewhere along the way I have forgotten to trust. I used to be great at trusting that everything was playing out as it’s meant to, however the death of my uncle, the dementia diagnosis with my mom, the slow start to my new business……..all these and more had me spending far too much time in my head and not near enough time in my heart. I have been overthinking so many things and areas in my life that the small, powerful voice of my soul has been drowned out by noise that doesn’t serve me. Now I completely recognize this noise is my ego……my need to control things, to make things right, to have a handle on life’s challenges……..but today I was reminded that trust is one of the most powerful tools in my toolbox.

I can’t count the number of times I’ve said to clients and friends “Get out of your head and into your heart, that’s where the power lies” yet I forgot to follow my own fabulous advice.

So today I vowed to follow my own advice and that offered in the Serenity Prayer……. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”

I can’t change the fact the my Aunt has lost her partner but I can trust that she will be fine as she goes through her grieving process. I can love her and support her during this time.

I can’t change the fact that my mom has been diagnosed with Dementia but I can trust that both she and my dad know my love for them is strong and that as a family we will do our best to deal with this hand that has been dealt us. I can ensure that my time with both my parents is filled with creating memories and do my best to take care of them and love them no matter what happens.

I can’t change the fact that I retired from my career to pursue my dream and the process is moving slower than I’d like but I can trust that it’s all unfolding as it’s meant to and I am learning and growing in this process. I can do my work and trust that I am making a difference.

And as for the US election I realize I have no control over what happens there – I can’t even vote – but I trust that enough people will vote from their heart and that whoever takes office understands the power they have to either unite or divide. I trust they choose unity.

Thanks for the timely reminder Julie!
Here’s some re-patterning statemens to reinforce Julie’s thought-provoking perspective!

  • I forgive myself for believing it has to be hard to let go and trust.
  • I give myself permission to do what I do best and trust the rest will unfold in the best wy to support all.
  • My mind can fret and worry or I can live from my heart. I choose to trust, and act from my heart.
  • I am free to do what I can from my heart today by…
  • I know what happens when I trust and live from my heart…it happened when I..
  • I am learning to deepen my trust and live more from my heart and it feels like ME!

For our American friends, keep believing in the best.

The rest of us are holding a space for you to choose from your heart.

Namaste,
Suze

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Control What You Can – Leave The Rest to Trust

This week’s Musings are written by one of our Practitioners, Julie Thulin.

Control What You Can – Leave The Rest to Trust

The past few weeks – maybe months – have been a big reminder to me that I can’t control everything……..and having been called a control freak more than once, this is a big deal for me. It’s not like I actually believe I have control over everything, in fact, I’m pretty good at recognizing my limitations. But today – after reading and sharing far too many posts about the US Election debacle my inner voice spoke to me loud and clear………”Julie, you have to let this go.”.

Let it go?!?!? But there’s so much to be said, so many opinions to consider, so much at stake!! “Let it go……..let it all go and trust”

Bam!! That last word – trust – hit me like a ton of bricks. I took a deep breath and realized that somewhere along the way I have forgotten to trust. I used to be great at trusting that everything was playing out as it’s meant to, however the death of my uncle, the dementia diagnosis with my mom, the slow start to my new business……..all these and more had me spending far too much time in my head and not near enough time in my heart. I have been overthinking so many things and areas in my life that the small, powerful voice of my soul has been drowned out by noise that doesn’t serve me. Now I completely recognize this noise is my ego……my need to control things, to make things right, to have a handle on life’s challenges……..but today I was reminded that trust is one of the most powerful tools in my toolbox.

I can’t count the number of times I’ve said to clients and friends “Get out of your head and into your heart, that’s where the power lies” yet I forgot to follow my own fabulous advice.

So today I vowed to follow my own advice and that offered in the Serenity Prayer……. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”

I can’t change the fact the my Aunt has lost her partner but I can trust that she will be fine as she goes through her grieving process. I can love her and support her during this time.

I can’t change the fact that my mom has been diagnosed with Dementia but I can trust that both she and my dad know my love for them is strong and that as a family we will do our best to deal with this hand that has been dealt us. I can ensure that my time with both my parents is filled with creating memories and do my best to take care of them and love them no matter what happens.

I can’t change the fact that I retired from my career to pursue my dream and the process is moving slower than I’d like but I can trust that it’s all unfolding as it’s meant to and I am learning and growing in this process. I can do my work and trust that I am making a difference.

And as for the US election I realize I have no control over what happens there – I can’t even vote – but I trust that enough people will vote from their heart and that whoever takes office understands the power they have to either unite or divide. I trust they choose unity.

Thanks for the timely reminder Julie!
Here’s some re-patterning statemens to reinforce Julie’s thought-provoking perspective!

I forgive myself for believing it has to be hard to let go and trust.
I give myself permission to do what I do best and trust the rest will unfold in the best wy to support all.
My mind can fret and worry or I can live from my heart. I choose to trust, and act from my heart.
I am free to do what I can from my heart today by…
I know what happens when I trust and live from my heart…it happened when I..
I am learning to deepen my trust and live more from my heart and it feels like ME!

For our American friends, keep believing in the best.
The rest of us are holding a space for you to choose from your heart.

Namaste,
Suze

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Healthier, Kinder and More Loving

Today I swam a mile in 1:21:23!

Okay – that’s one hour, 21 minutes and 23 seconds – from when I left my desk until I was back again! Sixty-four lengths. YES!

 

I’m feeling really capable, competent, and healthy. With exercise I feel better, and I am able to bring more to my relationships, my family and my work!

The Olympics are on and it’s inspiring to watch these dedicated, committed, and highly focused individuals and teams go after their dreams. I could compare myself to Michael Phelps, and come up short. No Olympic medals for me. I’d feel “less than” or “not good enough”. I’ve done that in the past by comparing myself to others…

Or I can recognize that in my own way I have the ability to make my dreams come true and live the life I choose. I’m sure you would agree that it makes no sense to compare my swim time this morning with that of the world’s most decorated Olympic athlete.

Actually, it doesn’t make sense to compare ourselves to anyone else – Olympian or otherwise. Each of us is unique and has special gifts, talents, and capabilities to contribute to our families and communities.

 

  • I forgive myself for believing I need to compare myself to others.
  • I give myself permission to recognize and build on my unique strengths and capabilities and build my best life.
  • I choose to stop comparing myself to others and focus on creating my own best life!
  • I’m free to make the best contribution I can in ways that support me.
  • I contributed to creating my best life today when I
  • With focus, dedication, and commitment I contribute in unique ways and am creating what I want in my life.

This week I am swimming further and stronger than I was this time last year – that’s a sensible comparison! My goal is to continue building on my strengths and swim more regularly – that’s achievable! Our comparisons usually don’t make sense. My 1 mile time included driving from home to the pool, swimming, showering, and returning home! I know Michael doesn’t count the time it takes to wash HIS hair 😉 Seriously – there are always others contingencies to take into account when we compare ourselves to others. I can use comparison favorably to support myself when I compare where I am right now to where I want to be, and make a plan.

My goal: do my 64 lengths from leaving my desk to returning to my desk, (traffic lights and washing my hair included) in 1:15:00 or better. Doable. Worthy goal. I am capable of shaving 6 minutes and 23 seconds off my current best time with regular, committed practice. 
What doable worthy goal will you set for yourself? One of my mentors spoke about 1% better today than yesterday. We each can do that in some area of our lives, and that’s how your dreams are created. One small shift daily.

Each of us, being the best that we can makes this world a better place to be. And…congratulations to all of the Olympic athletes for committing to the Olympic motto of “Faster, Higher, Stronger”. What’s your motto? I’m considering “Healthier, Kinder and More Loving” for mine! 

 

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