Are you done with being a servant?

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Are you a servant to your business?

Is it time to have your business serve you? 

Did you know that a large percentage of businesses fail in the first 5 years?

Did you also know that very few survive beyond 10 years?

So what makes a business survive and/or fail or thrive and become profitable? 

For me, it starts with these four main targets:

1.Clarity with your numbers.

2.Presence with planning for the future 

3.Prioritizing profit

4. Setting yourself up for those unforeseen event that might or most likely will happen.

  1. Clarity with your numbers: This might be a no brainer but you’d be surprised how many people do not track their income & expenses not just for their business but also their personal life. If you don’t know how much your life and business is costing you, then how can you receive more? If you are not yet tracking what you have coming in and out every month in your business & personal life, it might be time to start. The key here, is not just have general figures, but to really know what you are spending on each item & thing in your life and business everyday! (This is actually really fun and empowering when you start!)
  2. Presence with planning for the future: Your business will have busy times and slower times, your income will fluctuate. You do not want to choose based on your bank account. Are you living day to day with your money or are you creating for the future? Would you be willing to have your money work for you? This starts with having lots of different accounts that cover the cost of running your business, paying your taxes, paying you and more.
  3. Prioritizing Profit: This is a crucial element to your business. If you would like to get out of being a servant to your business, make profit a priority not just wishful thinking that some big sale happens or you come up big someday and make profit!  Mike Michalowicz in his book “Profit First” writes in length about prioritizing profit. Set up a profit account. When income comes in, start with 1% into that profit account and you can start growing that percentage over time. Profit is a habit that you have to build into your business. 
  4. Do you have your back financially if a crisis hits? With what has happened in our world lately, now more than ever is time to look at: Do I have my back financially? Ideally, you’d want at least 3-6 months of being able to keep your business & life going without making any sales in your business, if for some reason you can’t work. This starts with creating a Profit account and once you start building sustainable profit, your business then starts to serve you.

The purpose of tracking your income & expenses meticulously and setting up these different accounts is so you can start to see clearly, can you afford your business? If you can’t afford to pay your bills, staff, tax, to pay yourself and have profit (even if it’s only 1%) then now is the time to start looking at what else you can add to create more revenue. If you can cut some expenses that you don’t need, great. Yet you don’t have to aggressively cut back and go into lack. Now is the time to start looking at “What can you do and be to create greater?”

Questions to start asking:

~What can I add to my life and business today to create more revenue right away?

~How can I create greater results with less effort with this?

~From this one revenue stream; What are another 5 revenue streams I could create from this? 

What one action could you take today to start creating profit right away?

 

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Amy Shine is an Access Consciousness Certified® Facilitator who began her own business over seven years ago and uses the tools of Access Consciousness to create ease, presence and clarity in her financial reality. She has been also applying the principles in “Profit First” by Mike Michalowicz to change how she manages her business.

Amy has upcoming 2 Part online class; “Managing your finances; Budgeting for success” starting May 19th.

More information here:  https://bit.ly/managingyourfinances

Birth & Death

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Can we care for death as much as birth?

In this world we celebrate birth and we mourn death.

We do everything in our power to avoid death, to fear it, to judge it.

There is so much judgment on death: how wrong it is, how sad it is, how awful, how tragic.

My question is why?

Why is death so wrong?

Why do we have to have so much trauma when someone chooses to leave their body?

The Earth doesn’t judge death.

The Earth cares as much for death as it does for birth.

The one thing we all have in life is free will and we deny it more than anything else. If we all have free will then we all have the choice to be born and to die.

We choose to come into the world and we choose when to leave.

That might be a hard concept for some of you to get and it’s perfectly fine to not quite get it and all I ask is that you allow yourself to be curious.

I remember when I was 16 and my mother woke me in the middle of the night to give me the news that my 21 year old brother had been killed in a car accident.

My first thought was ‘’Oh wow, he did it, he left the planet.’’ The truth was I knew this was coming, I knew that he was going to leave. I would have dreams of a funeral for my brother. I thought I was being dramatic imaging these things in the middle of the night. Yet somewhere I knew.

Nevertheless even with this knowing, I went through all the stages of grief like a lot of people: Shock, numbness, guilt, bargaining, anger etc.

This was more about me than it was about him. Actually it was all about me.

There was no acknowledgment of him and his choices in this grief process. I was mourning for my loss, for everything in my family that had now suddenly changed, for my parents sadness, for all of it.

While that may be required, none of this was about acknowledging and honoring my brother.

There were so many people at that time projecting onto us, what a tragedy, what a loss. People thinking ‘’how do you deal with that?’’ ‘’how do you carry on?’’ Because death of a young person is wrong, awful, not supposed to happen in this world.

When someone dies, do they really die?

What if we acknowledged that nobody really dies and we are all infinite so we don’t ever really die, we just change.

My brother changed. He was no longer in a body and I couldn’t physically touch him or hug him but he was around me.

In fact, I became closer to him now than I did when he was in a body and he started to help me in ways I could never explain.

After the grieving process started to pass which took many years, I saw how the sadness, the grief, the heart-wrenching emotions of loss were not actually helping him.

They, in fact, were making him stuck. Anytime he would talk to me, he kept telling me he was sorry, but he needed to leave.

Why was he always saying he was sorry? He spent years trying to tell us he was sorry. Why? Why would he have to apologize to us so much when it was a ‘’car accident’’?

Because we had so much pain from him leaving?

Because he was watching us now, walking around with so much sadness, so much grief, so many regrets?

That’s what this world tells you that you need to be.

You need to be sad, you need to cry, you need to mourn.

How is any of that acknowledging this beautiful being that is still around you but has changed form?

That is what death is. Death is change.

We see it in nature all the time. The flowers are planted, they blossom, bloom and they die. The earth doesn’t grieve for the flowers. The earth cares for the flowers and allows the flowers to blossom, bloom, and also leave in its own timing.

The idea that we are all supposed to live into our old age, is a conclusion and a judgment.

Nature doesn’t create that way, so why do we think we should?

What if some of us come in for a short time?

What if sometimes this planet is too much and we need to get off it for a while?

What if we stopped pretending that this world and this existence is all there is?

What if we celebrated death as we do birth?

What if we honored each person’s choice to embody and be born on this planet and when they choose to also leave their body and change form?

Would that make this planet a more enjoyable place to be on?

Would it maybe give people more choice and in fact allow people to stay a bit longer, knowing that they do have choice.

Nobody wants to feel like they have no choice.

That they have to stay here.

What if we had as much caring and celebration for death as we did for birth?

Maybe our world wouldn’t be as insane as it is now if we did?

 

Amy Shine

 

Amy Shine is an Access Consciousness Facilitator® & Talk to the Entities® Facilitator who has been using the tools of Access Consciousness to create more joy and ease for herself and her clients from around the world.

Find Amy here: www.amyshine.net

 

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Obsessive Compulsive or Obsessive Creator?

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is described by the NIMH, as a common, chronic, and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and/or behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over.

I had my first bout of OCD when I was 14. I became obsessed with cleaning, I couldn’t sit down in my living room if there was something on the floor. I also had a toddler sister at that time who had so many toys scattered around the place, that having a clear, tidy room wasn’t the most practical option!

Nevertheless, I could not relax or sit in the room until I first cleared the whole room of any items that were out of their place. My older brothers thought it was so funny at the time, they’d purposely throw things on the floor when I’d walk into the room and laugh at me as they watched me pick them up, knowing I could not just ignore it.

What I know now, that I didn’t know then, is that I was having so much awareness/information in my world, that I didn’t know how to deal with, obsessing about cleaning was my way of dealing with the world at that time.

I didn’t know at that time how much I was aware of. I was aware of everything going on in my families world, they’re anxieties, fears, worry about money, about life. I was aware of everything going on with every girl in my class, I was aware of every person who hated themselves, every person who thought they were ugly, stupid, sad, bad…… you name it… I was aware of it all.

How OCD showed up for me was:

  1. Excessive cleaning
  2. Getting fixated on one thing, either a boy or a friend who just became my everything.
  3. Thoughts getting stuck in my head and going over and over.
  4. Feeling bombarded with sadness and crying excessively with no reason.
  5. Repetitive Judgmental thoughts.
  6. Having to have things in a certain order and not being able to relax until they were.
  7. Excessive worry about money as I got older.

Thankfully with the tools and information I now have access to, I know OCD isn’t actually a disability. It’s an ability. Once I started to see OCD as a capacity to be extremely aware and the ability to have lots of things going on at once, I could start to use it to create my life. That is OCC- Obsessive Compulsive Creator.

How I use OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Creator) as an ability:

  1. Have multiple projects going on at any given time.
  2. Keep adding more to my life.
  3. Engage with other creative and inspiring people.
  4. Listen to podcasts, calls, speakers that broadens my mind.
  5. Keep educating myself with the stuff that interests me the most.
  6. Spend time on different things throughout the day.
  7. If I get bored of something I’m doing, add something else.
  8. Challenge myself in a new way, try different movement classes, listen to all different genres of music, listen to different facilitators/teachers. Change it up regularly.

When I get fixated on something or I start to get obsessive thoughts, I ask ”What is this distracting me from?”

”Where else could I be putting my energy right now?”

What if you are not as f***ed up as you think you are and what if you were a way more creative than you may ever have recognized?

Amy

If you’d like to know more about this topic of OCD vs OCC, check out my colleague Cara Wright, X-men Facilitator & Access Consciousness® Facilitator upcoming class: https://www.caraawright.com/events-1/ocd-v-occ

Amy Shine is an Access Consciousness Facilitator® who has been using the tools of Access Consciousness to create more joy and ease for herself and her clients from around the world.  Read more here: http://www.amyshine.net

 

 

 

How do you know what is true?

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Have you noticed the current state of the world today?  We are constantly bombarded with so much information every day from television, social media, radio, friends, family, work colleagues, the news, not to mention that our phones are very rarely out of our hands.

There are so many opinions, statistics, theories, arguments, people with strong points of views of what is right and wrong, spiritual teachings, religions, and dare I mention conspiracy theories!

While we swim in this cesspool, how do you ever distinguish the truth?

How do you know what is true for you?

How do you know what is a lie?

First off, a very quick indicator is:

What is true for you is what is light for you. It lights you up, it has that expansive, joyful feeling. Like when you think about being out in nature, or swimming in the ocean or the sun kissing your skin. Is that light? That is what is true for you.

What is a lie for you is what is heavy. It’s got a sticky, dense feeling. Think of an argument you had with your loved one, if it’s heavy, it was a lie. You may have been fighting about something based on a lie.

The truth of you, the essence of you is light. You know those days, where you wake up and you feel grateful to be alive, the day flows with ease, you are enjoying yourself, that is YOU.

Then you go online, you read some article or something pops up on your Facebook feed and you start to feel heavy. You get angry or frustrated or even start to feel anxious. That heaviness is some lie that you are aware of. If it’s heavy it is NOT you. It’s not yours.

You have to start asking when things feel heavy:

~What is the lie here spoken or unspoken?

~What am I aware of?

~What’s light is what is true for you. If it’s not light, it’s not true for you.

~Acknowledging what is a lie for you will sometimes give you a sense of relief in your world and take away that sticky, heavy feeling.

Also, please remember that what is true for you may not be true for someone else. You only know what is light and true for you. It’s not your job to go around telling everyone what is a lie. Know what you know and follow what is true for you.

Wouldn’t the world be so much easier if we all just claimed what was true and light for us and created our life from that place, instead of buying into the heaviness and lies of anyone else reality.

Follow the lightness my friends,

Amy

 

Amy Shine is an Access Consciousness Certified® Facilitator who uses the pragmatic tools of Access Consciousness to create a life of joy and ease for herself and other people around the world. What would this world be like if we could have more consciousness here?

Read more about Amy Shine here: http://www.amyshine.net

Find out more about the tools of Access Consciousness @ http://www.accessconsciousness.com

 

 

 

 

 

Finding True Ecstasy in Dance

 

Ecstasy is defined as an overwhelming feeling of great happiness or joyful excitement.

As little kids, we are mostly full of ecstasy all the time; happy, joyful, full of excitement and wonder about the world!

Then, we grow up in a world where people are angry, sad, judge each other, and we go to school and the other kids are mean or a teacher puts you down and we start to lose that natural ecstatic state of being. What was once a natural state for us, gets replaced with judgment.

Is it any wonder, that so many young people start experimenting with drugs to find that ”ecstasy” again?!

A friend of mine once said, there is something missing from this world and we all know it. We try to fill what is missing with drugs and it may work for a while but in the end you always are left with that feeling of emptiness inside.

By the time I got to my early 20’s, all my natural joy was gone. I was pretty depressed and mad at the world and really felt so disconnected from other people. So like most young people, i progressed to taking drugs at parties to fill that deep void within me and give me that ecstasy i was so missing.

When you are a super aware and psychic girl, with that much empathetic abilities then you cannot get away with a drug lifestyle for long. Drugs invite in a lot of dark energies and it wasn’t long before I was having a complete psychotic breakdown that would turn out to be the greatest thing that ever happened me!

It sent me on a journey. A journey through darkness, numbness, depression, and into searching for something else. I did everything from counseling, 12 step program, yoga, meditation, I even convinced my poor mother to go to medjugorje with me (where Our Lady appears!!)  I was searching and seeking something else. Then a friend told me to check out 5 Rhythms. He knew I loved to dance and I was missing my days of clubbing. Being sober and dancing in clubs now just wasn’t fun anymore, it seemed so superficial.

So, I went to my first 5 Rhythms class and could not believe that this existed. I had been dancing at home in my room, asking for this. There was a DJ Facilitator who had this amazing playlist that brought us on a journey. Starting off soft and smooth, and then bringing us into some fiery, powerful tribal beats which then moved into totally letting go with trance and into a lyrical flow with expressive music and end in stillness. By the time we got to the end, it was like a whole transformation.

I couldn’t believe how lucky I was. I was after finding a way to have ecstasy again and this time it was natural and there was no comedown. It was better than drugs, instead of a comedown, we left in a blissful state, slept like a baby and woke the next day with creative juices flowing through my body!

We have everything so backwards in this world, we think the only way to ecstasy is with a pill, when in truth the ”true ecstasy” I was experiencing in these classes was way beyond what I had ever experienced with a drug.

The true ecstasy comes from within you and stays with you, it’s not some short lived experience. It ripples out in to your life and starts to wake up every other area of your life too. ”Ecstatic Dance” was waking up my body, my finances, my relationships, my everything.

Every week, I would go to this class, with this DJ Facilitator and this group of strangers and we would start to dance. At first, we would start a bit fear based, guarded, heads down. Then the music would change, our energy would start rising, as we get a bit more into it, get edgy and more fiery. Before you know it, we all have our walls down, we have no barriers and we are all dancing as one, with no judgment and accessing that ”ecstatic trance” state. That joy, that connection to ourselves and to others, you can’t put a price on that. That is what dance and music does, it takes you beyond this reality. It breaks down walls and barriers and judgments. Where nothing is solid, there’s no separations, it’s just ONENESS! Oneness with yourself and with everything and everyone around you and in the universe.

To do that sober and with no drugs, accessing the true ecstasy of you and the true ecstasy of the dance, that will change your life forever. You can’t go back to being sad and depressed after that! That is when you have a psyche change. The second definition of Ecstasy is ”an emotional or religious frenzy or trancelike state, originally one involving an experience of mystic self-transcendence”. That was what was happening, I was having mystical and magical experiences on the dance floor and accessing ecstasy within me totally naturally.

I found so much on the dance floor. I found me again. I let go of so many judgments and i just let myself be me. Today, I continue to move and dance because it’s the fastest way I know to having more of me. Now, i like to bring it to other people and see their whole world’s open up when they find that Ecstasy for themselves!

Some people dance for performance. Ecstatic Dance, Conscious Dance, 5 Rhythms, Goddess Dance, Journey Dance, Embody Dance…. whatever you want to call it, It is not a performance. It’s something you embody. It’s a journey from your head to your body.

So, if you are ready to awaken to you and that true ecstasy within you, drop whatever you think dance is supposed to look like and go try a class sometime. You’d never know, you might just like it!!

Amy Shine (Ecstatic Dance Facilitator®)

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Find out about my next Ecstatic Dance Event here: https://www.meetup.com/Delray-Beach-Conscious-Movement-Group/

For list of weekly classes go here: https://www.jaistar.com

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If you knew you only had ONE year to live your life…….

If someone told you today, you only have 1 year left on this planet and you will be perfectly healthy for that year, but exactly 1 year from today, you will leave here, how would you choose to spend your last year on this planet?

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What would you choose? Would you continue to live your life as you are now? Or would you make changes? What would you do different?

Also, if i knew I was to leave the planet tomorrow, would I be happy with what I have created here? What would I be saying to myself?

Here are some of the things that have come up for me:

-I would have wished I had worked less, and played more. I would spend less time doing work for money and more time working for the joy of it.

(I have to acknowledge that a lot of what I create is from joy and fun and I do get paid for it also!  I’m grateful that I have chosen that in my life. However, I can see there are still some places where I work just for money and that’s what I am asking to change now!)

-I would stop making myself so busy and on the go all the time and make more time to connect with PEOPLE. I would spend less time on social media, computers, phones, and more time with people. I would smile at people more, connect more, inspire people more, ask more questions, be more curious.

-I would spend more time getting to know my parents. I would like to ask my mam and dad more questions. What it was like for them growing up, what our family history is. The different way they were brought up. What their dreams were? Did they have any?What it was like getting married so young. How they see the world now. I would get really vulnerable with them both and let them know how grateful I am for them both for what they have provided me with to live my life.

-I would spend so much more time in nature, playing, exploring, dancing. Travel more and dance everywhere I went. I would get more massages and wear clothes that my body feels great in. I would try all different types of food, have conversations with strangers, hug and kiss my loved ones more, the list goes on and on…..

So now the question is, what’s it going to take for me to start choosing all of this NOW?

Am I going to be that person at the end of my life on this planet, with regrets? With, I should have done this, but I never did? I wasted my youth…. and blah blah blah…

Or am I going to choose it all now and at the end of my days here, know that I am leaving this planet feeling like I accomplished everything I came here to be and do!!

What about you? What would you like to choose? If you knew you only had a year to live, how would you live it?

Is now the time to start living it?

xoxo

Amy

Time to STOP STOPPING YOU!!!

Do you stop yourself?

Stop yourself from having all the things in life you’d like to have? Tell yourself that you can’t have it, that you aren’t ready for it, that you don’t have the time, that you don’t have the money, and on and on…

Today, I choose something that I have been stopping myself from choosing for over 10 years. Since I have been 21, I have looked at doing Yoga Teacher Training in so many different schools, and countries around the world, and every time, I STOPPED myself.

I stopped myself for so many reasons, the timing wasn’t right, i wasn’t sure about where to do it, i didn’t have the money, I wasn’t ready, I wasn’t good enough or strong enough or flexible enough or clever enough…. or really I just wasn’t ENOUGH!!!

Crazy right?!! The crap that goes on in our heads. I had put so many stop signs in the way of me creating my dreams because I had bought the lie that I was not ENOUGH! Here’s the thing, this ”i’m not enough” stuff, is just the lies of the mind, trying to limit you and keep you in the box. In the small box, the familiar box of your life. Keep you from choosing greater and more. You could spend years in therapy, processing why you feel ”not enough” and get nowhere.

You would get nowhere, because it’s a LIE, and you can’t actually change a LIE. You just got to choose beyond it. Look at the Lie, laugh at it and choose anyway.

So, today, after 10 years of stopping myself, I sat in my first class of my Yoga Teacher Training and looked at myself and could see all the ways I had stopped myself from choosing this for so many years and how now, I had finally made a choice and showed up, EVERYTHING that I had used to stop myself was just a LIE, a Limitation that isn’t real.

So, i’m showing up for this training and as I do, some more lies get squashed and get replaced with ”I can do this”, ”I am able”, ”I am strong”, ”Now is the time”.

And I have no idea where this will lead to and even if I will teach, but i do know, i’m choosing this for me and I’m not stopping myself anymore.

So, i’d like to invite you to look at, any area of your life where you are stopping yourself from choosing something you love, because the voices in your head are telling you no, you can’t, there isn’t enough time, or money, or whatever…..

What if instead of listening to your limited mind, you just made the choice to choose it?

I can promise you this, if you do really choose that thing you have always really wanted to choose, then everything in your life will shift and change.

The money will show up, your schedule will change, your work, business and relationships will transform, and most of all, you will have a new sense of YOU and the truth and brilliance of you, that you never had before!

All because you stopped STOPPING yourself!!

xoxo

Amy

 

Why I thought The “How To Become Money Workbook” was stupid!

I’ve been taking part in transformational classes with Access Consciousness for over 3 years now. Over these years, I have always been asking questions with a re-curring theme: What is it going to take to have more ease with money and have a totally different financial reality?

I would take The Being You class with Dr. Dain Heer (the co-founder of Access Consciousness), Level 2&3 with Gary Douglas(the founder), Right Riches For You, and basically every class available to me. Yet when I would hear them mention this How To Become Money workbook, I would throw my eyes to heaven and dismiss their suggestions.

Are you really saying that by reading this workbook 100 times, then my whole financial reality will change? This was just ridiculous. To me, this workbook seemed silly and it was only  $30. I was sure I needed some high priced advanced class with Gary and Dain and some advanced facilitation to change my money ‘issues’!

So last Summer as I watched my close friend Rachael O’ Brien delve into the How To Become Money Workbook, I made a choice to give it a go and see what happens since she was talking so highly of it!

Honestly, I thought Rachael was just babbling and there really was no way that this workbook was going to do much for my life!

So, as I sit on this plane writing this piece, on my way to Dain Heer advanced SOP class in Santa Barbara (a class I thought I would never be able to afford), I have to say, I was wrong and Rachael, Gary and Dain were right! This workbook is magic!

Last year, I committed to doing the workbook 100 times. After the 2nd time going through the workbook tele-call series with Rachael,a miracle happened. I started to have this sense of ease and knowing with money, that I could always create it. This internal reaction inside my body that was an adrenal of fear and panic just disappeared.

On my 4th tele call series, I made a choice that I was choosing SOP class in California. Along with that, I also choose a vacation with my boyfriend to Vegas and Yoga Teacher training. I made a demand that I was no longer going to function from either/or universe. I was having it all. I had no idea where I would get the money from to pay for all this. I just knew I could create it.

Rachael asked me everyday to choose it. That’s what I did. I kept choosing it.

Everything in my head was telling me that this was impossible. My monkey mind was going crazy. Where was I going to get all this money? It was too much, all these events were happening too close together, I would have to struggle now, blah blah blah…

All of this was the poverty consciousness programming that I grew up around. The being Irish and working so hard, struggling and still never having anything!

Except, without me even really knowing, the poverty consciousness was no longer running my life. Somehow, someway, during the course of this How to Become Money workbook tele-call series, all my points of views, conditioning and programming about lack, struggle, hardship, had been destroyed, deleted and changed!

I changed the story! I went from earning money through struggle and hard work to creating money with ease and fun. I went from a one choice universe to infinite choices.

I didn’t wait for the money to choose. I made the choice and then I created the money. As I sit on this plane, with my visa paid for, my flights, hotel and class in California paid for and still having my fund for Yoga training, I’m really acknowledging:

The Power of me

The Capacity I have to create

The lies of the crazy mind and how much it wants to limit me

The programming of the lack mentality of the world we grew up in and the capacity we have to change it

To finish, I’m only beginning. I’m just getting started. I’ve been through the workbook 6 times and that leaves 94 more times. I’ll keep going. I won’t stop, because there is always more. I may even go more than 100 times, who knows!

There’s a world of infinite possibilities and infinite choice. There’s abundance in this beautiful universe and I’m not stopping until I have access to all the abundance the universe has to offer me.

Is there something in your world that is nagging at you for you to do, but you won’t look at it because you have decided, it’s stupid?!!

It may help to look at it, just saying!

There seems to be something in the STUPID THING!!

 

 

 

 

Things I wish someone told me about traveling

Someone very special in my life has just started her first adventure in traveling and working in another country. I have been giving her some support as she’s finding the transition challenging. This got me thinking, I’ve travelled since I turned 20 and if someone could have told me these things when I first started traveling, it may have been easier.

1.Traveling is not the same as a Holiday and takes A LOT OF COURAGE: Traveling, that involves moving to another country and getting somewhere to live and working in a part time job while you get money together so you can travel and explore the country you are in, will make you a more braver and courageous person, that no holiday can prepare you for! Nobody can prepare you for traveling. Moving to another country will test you, stretch you, demand more of you, have you laughing and have you crying. Have you scared and have you excited! It’s a rollercoaster of emotions so enjoy the ride. Don’t be fooled by the idea that it will all be fun. Instead embrace the challenging situations and see the humor in them!

2. You will be UN-COMFORTABLE: The new jobs you take will challenge you and force you out of your comfort zone. You will be so uncomfortable because nothing is familiar. Give yourself time to adapt. Once you adapt to this new place you are living at now, you won’t feel as uncomfortable. You will most likely cry and become over-whelmed. You have moved country. The people are different, there’s a culture difference. Give yourself some time to adapt and get used to your new surroundings. Don’t forget the reason why you wanted to travel to begin with. If it’s because you wanted to spend time in the sun and on the beach, then go do that as much as you can!

3. Every Challenge will become a funny memory and story to tell when you go home: The tiny house that you have to share with way too many people will become a great humorous story eventually! The freak out that you are having because of the ridiculous job you got yourself, will all make great stories to tell someday! Hopefully, you will be laughing sooner rather than later! You are creating experiences here that are real life and teach you more about yourself than any teacher or school has been able to give you!

4. Nothing is permanent:The terrible job you took because you were so desperate to get money together isn’t permanent. You can leave. You can get a better job. You can move from job to job. You are obligated to no-one. These challenges will make you so much stronger as a person and will you give you a gift so precious: The capacity to adapt quickly to anything.

5. There are Kind People everywhere: No matter where you go in the world, there will be kind people and there will be un-kind people. You are traveling. You get to meet different people everyday and you are the one who’s in a different country so people will be very interested in you! Take advantage of that! Surround yourself with the people who are kind and interested in you and discard the rest! Everywhere in the world there is assholes. You may be in a country where there’s a larger population than where you come from so there may be more ASSHOLES! Go to the places that are fun for you and find your people. If you like water sports join the local water sport club. Whatever interests you, go find your people!

6. Stay present and enjoy the NOW: If you put all your energy on what’s not working and what’s wrong, your thoughts will destroy you. Instead if you keep asking ‘how does it get any better than this?’ and ‘what would it take for this to be easier?’ you will change your energy and suddenly the world around you will become more fun and hopeful. You choose to do this, so stay present and where you are right now and making that experience fun & enjoyable. If you are constantly thinking, that it will all be good in a few months when you are going to be somewhere else, you will never have any fun. Every thing is an experience. You can choose to embrace these experiences or resist them. The more you resist: the more it persists! Traveling requires a total attitude change. It requires a ‘I will make this happen and I will make this work’ attitude. Don’t give up. Don’t quit on you. You have the power and capacity to change anything and if you take this attitude, You can make everything work for you.

And finally these experience you are having will shape you as a person. They teach you things about yourself that you may never learn had you stayed in the comfort of your hometown. It’s easy to stay comfortable and keep doing the things we are used to. You are different though. You are asking for more. More excitement, more joy, more from this world. Embrace that as you travel and with everyone you meet. This is just one experience you are having and nothing is permanent. You will return home again and nothing will have changed there. You, on the other hand, my dear friend will have transformed as a person and have a total different way of looking at the world.

Just don’t ever give up. Do not QUIT! You can make everything work once you Do Not Ever Give Up On You.

 

 

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Nobody can prepare you for traveling. Moving to another country will test you, stretch you, demand more of you, have you laughing and have you crying. Have you scared and have you excited! It’s a rollercoaster of emotions so enjoy the ride.

HOW DO I CHOOSE?

I’m going to start this with, how much I love 70% of my life. I wake every morning to the sunshine and I’m within short distance of the beach. I teach kids dance every week and get the gift they are for me.  I have clients who come to me for weekly session and are choosing totally beyond this dense reality. I get to do my sessions in the most beautiful, nurturing space. I get to take regular hot Yoga classes and have so much choice with different schools and teachers. I can get my bars run when I get cranky and tired. I get to host these amazing facilitators with Access Consciousness and be inspired to create more and more. Last but not least, I have the funniest, kindest, gorgeous, caring, gentle (with a bit of crazy!!) boyfriend who I adore waking up to every morning and who wants to create a life with me.

So, 70% of my life is amazing, I love it and I am so inspired to what else I can add and create. 30% of my life does not fit with all I mentioned above.

I work for the last year in a restaurant where I live. I took the job when I moved here when I was desperate and needed quick money to get my life started here. I never intended for it to be long term. One year later, I’m still working there and it makes up the 30% of my life that sucks the life out of me. So, for what reason would I not have 100% of my life amazing?

I would create 30% as limited and make this part of my life hard by continuing to work here. I don’t like the environment. It doesn’t inspire me to greatness like the other 70% of my life. Why should I not be inspired to greatness 100% of my time here?

I’m not saying that by working in a restaurant that you can’t be achieving greatness. Of course you can. The environment of this particular restaurant is not kind. Yet for me, there’s something else calling me. I’ve been asking the universe for a while now, what else is possible?

Hey universe, you know me better than anyone. You know my energy, what would be possible for me to work with, that is fun, joyful, inspires me and others and is something that I may never even thought to ask for?

Could you put that in front of me please? Where do I have to go to find this? Who can help me?

See, I know the universe is magic and I am magic and so many different possibilities are possible. I don’t have to hate 30% of my life. I could love 100% of my life and I’m asking for this.

I know I may make some of my life hard. Why? To fit in with everyone else in this reality who choose pain and struggle.

You know, misery is optional and loves company. It’s almost like we fall into these traps of relationships and jobs and other stuff that DO NOT make us happy, yet because they are familiar, we stay in them.

I’m really not someone who is afraid of change, so being in this restaurant for over a year when really not wanting to be there, has been intense for me. I’m asking what’s the value of being here?

What am I proving with this job? What’s the gift I’m not seeing here?

All these insane points of view come up. Like, I’m proving life is hard. I can’t have it all. Some of my life must be difficult. I’m trying to still fit into this world. I’m proving, I can’t make all my income from my business. I’m stopping myself from putting all my energy on creating and building my business. I can’t trust myself to create money so I have to have some security coming from a job!!

I’m looking at all these insane points of view and I’m getting NO MORE. No more, choosing only 70% happiness. No more, holding myself back. Look at my insane points of view and say ‘Hey universe, i’m insane. Can you show me a different possibility?

Where can I go to be a greater contribution? Where can I be inspired and inspire others. Who would like me to work with them in creating a greater world 100% of the time and not just 70%?

What action do I require to take? Take a leap and leave the restaurant now? Will that create more ease for me?

Or will I keep going there universe until we create something greater? If, I keep asking and demanding a different choice here, can you deliver it to me?

Please universe, I’m very impatient, can you show me its on the way?

No more, of just 70% happiness. I don’t do half measures. I’m in this for the full experience universe.

Please show me the way

With cherries on top

Amy