Volcanoes, Collapses and Clarity

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Volcanoes, Collapses and Clarity

My dear friends, 

It has been quite a while since I felt inspired to write a post. I've been in the wonderful chaos of starting a new life in paradise and figuring out the new flow. Now that I have some time and space, I have a few things I'd like to share. Here are some of the big spiritual lessons I have been learning while here in Maui. 

Lesson Number One

When in Maui, one must wear a trucker hat. It's a thing. And if it has a gold mermaid on it, all the better! 

When in Maui, one must wear a trucker hat. It's a thing. And if it has a gold mermaid on it, all the better! 

Number one, The aloha spirit is a real thing. Not everybody really lives it, but I tell you, the people who embody that spirit of welcoming, compassion and light just about knock you over with their presence. Maui is full of an eclectic mix of folks who have all kinds of interesting histories. This is a place where you will meet travelers, newly weds, recovering divorcees and generally people who are looking for adventure and a fresh start. There is something very gentle and nourishing about this place, which I whole heartedly know that my soul guided me here to simply allow my own healing process to take place after the traumas of the last couple years in particular with Utah and leaving the Mormon faith. It's wonderful to be cradled here by the simple beauty of nature and the soft touch of the ocean. I feel my soul replenishing and healing each day with the aloha healing light of the island. 

I've started collecting Mai Tai's. So far the Montage is winning. 

I've started collecting Mai Tai's. So far the Montage is winning. 

Lesson Number Two

The second thing I've learned here is that there is a whole urban legend in Maui about how the island either embrace you or challenge you. It turns out that it's a real thing too. The island seems to have different things to teach different people. For some it embraces you quickly and everything lines up easily and gracefully. Although there will always be inconveniences of island living, life more or less flows along. That was my experience for my first couple months on the island. Then mama maui brought in the more challenging energy. This is one of the more transformative aspects of this island where mother Maui will call you to face your deepest darkest wounding. She will help line things up so that you have to look at yourself. This is what I've just gone through, and it knocked me flat on my ass. 

Lesson Number Three

Which brings me to my third point, that after exploring many different facets of spirituality and getting kind of crazy with New Age Mysticism, I really learned the value of a simple, grounded spirituality. Anything that takes you too far into any kind of extreme is really something to keep a close eye on. I found that growing up in a deeply religious culture and then trying to redefine my own spirituality, in someways I had found the same thing in the New Age spiritual scene. That all really came crashing down for me during my time here in Maui. In the belief system I was exploring, there's was a lot of ego driven specialness. Mama Maui won't tolerate that shit for a minute. All of that high-minded spirituality really came crashing down for me. I realized there was a lot of spiritual competition happening with so-and-so being more enlightened than another person. Certainly, we are all on our own development curve and we all have our own life lessons that we are working through, but we are all important. Nobody is above another, and comparisons really shouldn't be made. I feel deeply humbled where I stand now in the simplicity of island living. I feel more content to simply be alive and to appreciate what each day offers because I know that one day my journey on this planet will come to a close. I want to know that I didn't waste my life, but I was engaged in positive change. I want to make sure that I connected with the practical realities of being in this world and that I did my very best to make it a little brighter.

Because mermaids are always right. 

Because mermaids are always right. 

What is so wonderful about living in Maui is primarily but there's nowhere to go. There is nothing big and special to be. There is only living. Life is very simple here. There's really no point getting all dressed up because there's not really anyone to impress. Most people here are really laid-back and don't have a huge pull towards material possessions, rank or status. Sure you see a lot of that drifting in and out of the hotels, but by in large life in Maui is simple and beautiful. It's all about nature getting outside and enjoying each day. One of the happiest people I know is my surfing buddy. She and I go out every week and she tolerates me generally falling off of my surfboard in every moment we have a good laugh as I try to learn this whole new deal. Whenever I ask her how she's doing, she responds "life is awesome, like always." She was born here, she gets it.

Lesson Number Four

My fourth lesson is that there is deep power in the transformation that occurs when you face your own darkness. I think that something important is happening on the planet right now. I observe in the news and in all of my friends lives a great shift taking place. We are shaking out our bullshit and we are learning to acknowledge the dysfunction that has been latently hiding in our lives. It feels like with greater transparency comes opportunity to resolve our own darkness. And I use the word "resolve" specifically because I think that many light workers have the intention to exterminate the darkness in ourselves. After some different experiences with healing work, I've taken on the view that there is something called the sweet darkness. Like the calm cradling night sky which is a place of quiet rest and the canvas of creation. We all have darkness and the more that we can embrace it and have a conversation with it, the less that we get stuck in the same cycle of trying to hide and squirrel it away, keeping ourselves isolated and sad. The sooner we can air out the dark and difficult things that happened to us and resolve them, the better.

This brings us to our final point, which is that I have been truly reminded of the value of healing work. As I've been shaking up my spiritual beliefs, I've been throwing most of them out of the window. I literally considered walking away from doing healing work entirely. It's such an esoteric process and I wasn't sure that I could trust it or myself. And during those days when I was considering ditching the whole idea entirely, I had literally three or four people approach me at work and say "Are you a healer? I'd really like to learn more about it." I was like "Universe, leave me alone, I'm mad at you! I'm not doing it!" Then later I laughed at myself, of course my soul wouldn't let me off the hook that easy. 

There is nothing quite like the feeling of watching the sunset in Maui. Everything feels calm and beautiful. Deep, deep peace. 

There is nothing quite like the feeling of watching the sunset in Maui. Everything feels calm and beautiful. Deep, deep peace. 

Being An Instrument of Peace

I remember talking to my friend one day in my kitchen at home. We were discussing my dilemma and I mentioned the prayer of St Fancis of Assisi: "Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace." As I said this, I had the most visceral reaction in my body. I felt a hot, burning light in the center of my heart chakra, not my physical heart. I felt this burning emotion of pure love mixed with pain radiate through my body and I instantly collapsed in tears, feeling so overwhelmed by my body's own response to the prayer of service to the Divine. In that moment I knew that my deepest desire is to be an instrument of peace and that I must follow the call of my heart to bring healing into this world. 

And so, with all of my own personal evolutions that have been happening quietly behind the scenes and not splashed across the images of social media, my business is taking a new shape as I am incorporating much of the aloha spirit into my healing work. I am bringing a new simplicity into the way I approach energy healing and the larger healing process in general. Everything is grounded in nature, rooted in reality, yet reaching towards the stars. If we wish to have greater insight into ourselves we must dig deep and also welcome the divine mystery into our hearts. We must engage the intelligence of the mind to assess and analyze situations but we must also be guided by the deeper wisdom of the heart such that we do not get stuck in the machinations of ego-driven minds. 

To be an instrument of peace means that every day I am showing up with the intention to help and to heal the people of this world, working every day on myself to ensure that I am the best conduit possible. There are always ups and downs. And although I have been flattened recently by all the different experiences I've gone through, I see it as a wonderful success to have fallen completely flat. I think it's kind of wonderful to be so deeply un-special and brought to a place of humility. Let me be an instrument of peace - THIS is what I want. There's something that feels very clean about being in this place. I feel calm, centered and quiet. Kind of like those moments out in the water in between the big waves that come through and it's just quiet - it's just you and your thoughts and the waves. Quiet.

Embracing the Collapse

Each of us go through our own evolutions and our big collapses. It's important, embrace the fall. This is where you grow. Healing is what helps you to navigate that growth process and rebuild your foundations. Healing helps to bring forward new insights about what patterns are in your consciousness that are ready to shift to make space for a deeper aspect of your own soul to emerge. There is a very practical magic to this process that never ceases to amaze me. I love this process of working on my own evolution and I feel so honored to support my clients in their journey as well. If you haven't tried light healing work before, I encourage you to reach out and try it. I do a free 30 minute call to share insights and answer questions, giving clients a small taste and see if it's the right fit. And most importantly, to share some aloha light. 

So my friends, embrace your darkness, honor the collapses and know that we are all in it together and we are all very loved. No matter what. 

Much light and aloha, 

Lindsay

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The Move to Maui

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The Move to Maui

My dear friends,
I am excited to announce that I moved to Maui! It is my second day of living in the state of Hawaii, taking a bold step forward into my dream life. I coach people about how to make their big dreams a reality, so I figure I better do so myself! Ever since I was a kid I craved living by the ocean. I've always been obsessed with the waves and ocean creatures, and even learned how to surf in San Diego years ago. So I finally decided to make it happen. I spent the last 6 months carefully planning this big move. I used my high performance tools, namely my daily goal setting worksheet to organize my thoughts and build my strategy. I'm sharing this for FREE with you today because I feel like it was the number 1 habit that made this dream come true. 

Download the worksheet here 

The thing is, making your dreams a reality can be intensely challenging, which is why many people don't do it. It pushes you to be courageous and bold, pushing past the resistance and stagnancy that keeps us living small, controlled lives. I truly believe that in order for each of us to flower into our true greatness, we have to learn how to conquer fear. We cannot believe the lies that would tell us we are not worthy of aspiring to more. We have to strive to live in alignment with our values and purpose. 

Hello from miss Lola dog and Lindsay at our Bon Voyage party. My fabulous sister in law got us all flower leis to celebrate the journey!

Hello from miss Lola dog and Lindsay at our Bon Voyage party. My fabulous sister in law got us all flower leis to celebrate the journey!

This move for me represents a real commitment to serving the world in a bigger way than I have been doing in my life so far. I'm moving forward into building my coaching and healing practice online with a much broader reach than before. It is my mission to improve the world around me in beautiful ways. So I'm taking the first step with this big move! I liquidated my life, literally selling everything and taking off with 3 suitcases and one tiny dog. 

So here is the back story behind the big dream...

As many of you know, I moved back to Utah in 2013 from my beloved Vancouver Canada to start my own business. From day one everything went sideways. I had intended to start a sustainability consulting firm in Salt Lake City because it was a untapped market for this kind of work. Well all my best laid plans aside, nothing lined up. After things falling through, I had to redesign my life. I got a day job and had to come for the new strategy. Looking back now, I can see that life  had bigger plans for me so that I could be of even greater service to people and the planet. Life called me to really dedicate my time effort and training to fine tuning my healing work. In order to do so I suppose the universe decided that maybe I needed a good motivation to heal! 

What I then underwent was basically three years of hell. Coming back into Utah was a rough culture shock. I had left the Mormon church years ago and had thought that more or less I had made amends with the situation before I moved back. But it became obvious once I returned that being in a different belief system within such a strong culture was a very difficult situation. I went through some pretty tough times with my family and in 2014 my mother actually disowned me due to spiritual and religious differences. That process really brought me to my knees. It took away everything for me that I valued in life and I plunged into a deep dark depression. I was literally in the fight for my life for a long period of time waking up every day and forcing myself to get out of bed and daily talking myself through all the reasons why I should not commit suicide. 

I took it on like my quest to really understand healing because I desperately needed to fix my own life. I had never before experienced so much emotional pain so much emotional abuse and religious shaming and quite frankly hatred that really will break down your soul. I had to learn how to fight for myself and and learn to love who I am and appreciate myself even if others didn't understand me or my gifts. It was literally the hardest process I have ever been through. On an almost daily basis I deeply regretted my decision to leave my safe beautiful Vancouver and come plunging myself back into the religious fervor of Salt Lake City.

But I grew stronger and that is the amazing thing about the human soul is that there is so much strength available to us when we learn how to love ourselves and fight for our own greatness. I reached out to healers and to therapists and friends. My Facebook community became my saving grace because I had support from friends around the world who loved me and helped me to keep going. To all of you who might be reading this right now I want you to know that you help to save my life.

Learning How To Heal

This is the gorgeous sunset from the driveway of where I will be living up country on Maui! 

This is the gorgeous sunset from the driveway of where I will be living up country on Maui! 

I worked on myself and my healing process daily. I reconfigured my business to focus on life coaching and healing work. I created an online course about how to heal from emotional trauma. I started working with clients and slowly the referrals started to come in, now to the point that my sessions are booking up throughout the month. I invested in myself daily in terms of taking better care of my body and being very aware of my emotional well-being. I scaled up and got trained as a high-performance life coach which taught me the tremendous value of taking full responsibility of my life and fully and completely moving away from being a victim in life. It taught me to be more empowered in my own thinking about myself. 

High-performance also teaches about how to achieve your big dreams, by using each day more effectively and getting highly strategic and organized about how you were going to spend your time to get yourself the best results. It has absolutely changed me. I have produced my second online course which will be going live this next month for all of you in my community, I want you to be the first to know about this and so that you can share it with your love ones and I know it can be of help to you in achieving your own big dreams.

For me moving to Maui marks the end of an era for me it is a symbol of conquering my own smallness and really choosing a life that I love. It is about surviving anything that has tried to hold me back and moving forward boldly despite circumstances and any limitations I have bumped up into. 

This is the view from my little hotel in Lahaina, looking out over the bay. So wonderful to hear the waves in the morning! 

This is the view from my little hotel in Lahaina, looking out over the bay. So wonderful to hear the waves in the morning! 

The real turning point was when I started to claim my own greatness and I got into alignment with my own divinity and life purpose. When I decided to serve at a greater level, I stepped out of my own misery. When my life became more about how I could serve, how I could give back, and how I could make the world a better place, everything started to change. It's like the universe knows when there is a soul that has finally woken up it will bring abundance and opportunity and people and inspiration to help you. 

I truly believe that when you dedicate your life to pursuing your greatness, to tracking down your big dreams so you can start to live them, life will show up for you. And so today I just want to encourage you that if you're going through a tough time, hang in there find the gift in the situation. Do the hard work to resolve whatever it is that is challenging you most. I know how hard it is. It takes a great deal of courage to face your own woundedness, but it is the best thing you'll ever do for your life. It is so important to firmly placed the past in the past. 

And on that note I'm happy to say that me and my Family are doing better than ever. My mom and I have made amends and although it is still a difficult situation we have dramatically moved beyond the circumstances we faced before. My extended family has been amazing and incredibly supportive of this big move to Maui. They threw a lovely party for me the other night and I was just so blown away by the love and the support and everything that they did to make that a special bon voyage for me. My friends also showed up for a spectacular luau in the freezing Utah night air, where I decorated them with flower leis. It was so wonderful to have my support team around me cheering me on towards my crazy big dreams! 

Go after your dreams

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Always remember my friends that your life has a very specific purpose. Each of you have qualities that make you so unique and important and it is so critical that you share your gifts to life! You are robbing the universe if you do not share them, if you do not reach out and improve the world around you by offering your light. I want you to know that I believe in you and your greatness. Download the worksheet today and jumpstart your big dreams! 

Sending you bright love and light, 

Lindsay

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Chasing Big Dreams

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Chasing Big Dreams

My Darlings, 

It's fall and the leaves in the Rocky Mountains have already started turning fiery colors of orange, yellow and red. The nights are cooler and the heat of the sun is softening, bringing sweet relief from the heavy summer heat. I've always loved this time of year, something about it is so refreshing. With everyone returning back to school and gearing up for the next chapter, it's the perfect time to regroup and strategize and build big dreams! 

Sometimes you have to make the leap

I took a big risk and left Vancouver, Canada three years ago to move back to the USA to build my big dream. I definitely had moments when I questioned my decision! What have I done I would ask myself, I've left my support system and spiritual power base to go back to Utah?! There were some really unexpected moments that cropped up after I left my corporate career and worked a series of odd jobs in Utah while I was creating my business. I juggled a full-time day job and slowly built up my online presence, learning everything I could about online marketing and building a business.

I deepened my coaching and energy healing practice as a survival necessity. Utah was far more challenging than anticipated and I never would have planned on being disowned by my mother for religious differences of opinion! But alas, the crazy healing process brought me opportunities to dig in and expand my own ability to heal myself and others. It has taken 3 years to get to the point where I really know who I am, what I want, and how I'm going to help the world through my work. 

Here are 3 things I've learned while building my big dream

  1. It takes time and patience. Don't give up when it is harder or takes longer than you wanted. If you really want your big dream, you will continue on no matter how long it takes. If you give up after a short time, you didn't want it enough. Find something that you are willing to really fight for! 
  2. Nothing will go as planned. Learn to be resilient and flexible. Even what seems like a completely foolproof plan will break down at times. The more adaptive that you can be, the better. Respond to the climate of each day with you eye on the prize. Always keep moving forward towards the big goal and you will get there. 
  3. It has to be about something larger than yourself. If you are really going to create a big dream that will change you, choose something that is beyond your core needs and aims to make the world a better place. By contributing to a larger vision, mission and purpose, your life will be immensely more rewarding and satisfying. When you improve people's lives and the world around you, you will find tremendous peace in your heart and that my friend is worth fighting for. 

No matter what, keep going

The process of building big dreams will demand of you the constant willingness to grow and change. Stagnancy is not part of building a big dream. You have to keep moving forward. 

I myself am gearing up for the next big leap, and it's definitely pushing me. It's big enough the it certainly scares me, but this is a sign that I'm moving in the right direction. I'm very clear about where I want to go, what I want to do, and how it will help to make the world a better place. And like I said, it's almost certain that not everything will go as planned! And that's a risk I'm willing to take in order to build this big dream in my heart. 

So my challenge to you today is to ask you, what big dream are you building? What are you willing to fight for, no matter how hard things could get? How can you improve the world around you through your big dreams? 

Answering these questions will give you so much more clarity on your path as you move forward. I believe in you my friend, go for it. The only thing you have to lose is what you could have become if you believed in yourself enough to make the leap. Just jump. Life will catch you. 

To your greatness, 

Lindsay

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Reclaim Your Inner Badass

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Reclaim Your Inner Badass

Hello darlings, 

Today I would like to share a few thoughts about claiming our own personal power and being brave enough to be ALL of who we really are. Yes, really. Because that is what makes you a badass. 

Truly, there are few things more refreshing than meeting someone who is unabashedly authentic and unique. I've always admired people who are willing to speak their truth, even if it doesn't resonate with the crowd. I'm not talking bombastic Trump-like behavior, no I'm talking about someone who walks into the room and they are just powerful and alive. You can feel their energy from 10 feet away. They are brave, sincere and unburdened by pretense or trying to please someone. Their vibe gives you a sense that this person is unafraid of what you think of them, and in fact, they were never going to care what you think regardless. So don't bother asking or commenting, they won't bend to your desired form. They just are who they are. 

I remember being bullied as a kid, knocked over during recess. It was a fairly repetitive event. I always wondered, why me? I set about finding ways to hide, fit in and stay out of the way. I carried that habit with me through high school as well, trying to keep a fairly low profile to stay out of the line of fire, trying not be a threatening presence. In other words, I found ways to play small and hide. I didn't allow my full expression to shine. 

Now years later, I'm a life coach and healer, building up my practice and sharing information openly in a fairly public and transparent fashion. I've been very open about my heartbreaks and the process of being disowned by my mother last year as a result of leaving my family's religion (we have since made peace as a family). All if this I have shared because I knew that those experiences weren't just for me. I knew that other people would resonate with those moments and could share in that process with me to fight back and reclaim some self respect after experiencing intense emotional abuse and shaming. We are all in it together and we can help lift each other up. 

Now we are in a new chapter. I'm back on my feet and healthier than ever and sharing coaching tools and techniques along the way. I've been working on myself intensely over the last year and even more in the last couple of months, digging in and doing the deep work to emerge even stronger and more of myself. But this work isn't easy. It takes a tremendous amount of courage to step out and say, "world, this is who I am" knowing that not everyone will appreciate you and learning to be strong enough to keep showing up anyways. 

Sometimes you need to know how to calibrate to your audience and know when to share what is closest to your heart. But, if you do this so much that you are just hiding within yourself, it's not going to allow you to be a strong and truthful expression of yourself. Your destiny is greatness!  Your inner badass wants to be in command of your life. There is no real benefit to the world of you playing small and not contributing your gifts to life. Everything that you do not share of yourself is robbing the world of a gift you could have given. Have you ever considered that perhaps by you playing small, you are actually being selfish? 

You are here in this moment with all of your talents, gifts and all your bad-assery that can only be claimed by you stepping into your greatness. No more hiding. I'm pushing myself big time to step into this myself and I challenge you to do the same. 

What 3 things could you do this week to reclaim your inner badass? 

How would your life change if you challenged yourself to do one extra courageous thing each day? 

Truly my friends, being your greatest self will benefit you tremendously. You will find yourself feeling more confident, creative, successful and satisfied. It's so important that you exercise this feeling of greatness daily. Be proactive and take real action. Don't just think about it, practice it. You will see and feel a real difference. 

We don't always feel strong all the time. There are ups and downs on the journey, but the key is to exercise those internal aspects of yourself that will help you to overcome the hard times. 

Challenges in life are not punishing you. They are Pushing you to reclaim your greatness. The universe will find clever ways to call you out to battle with yourself to see if you will reclaim your own throne. Sometimes it has to find things you are willing to fight for. So fight for your right to be a badass. 

Cheers to you my friend, 

Lindsay

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Transformation

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Transformation

My darlings,

This week is all about transformation. It turns out that big transformation requires some serious courage. For so many of us, change is a big fear, but another sneaky fear is being totally honest and authentic with ourselves about what our gifts are. We can be scared about being different, shining too bright, being seen/not being seen... oh there are so many little tricks that fear likes to play with! All of this makes it hard to see ourselves clearly, and I think perhaps that is a lifelong journey to figure out who we are! I'm thinking that maybe we are giving one clue at a time. This week I'm sharing a little story about discovering a little clue about myself and what that means for transforming my coaching work...

Being a High Performance Coach

I’ve recently been certified as a High Performance Coach. What that means is that I am trained in a finely-tuned 12 week curriculum for helping clients to move magnificently towards living a life they love. It's all about transformation, honing in on behaviors and actions that help them to achieve their big dreams through working at higher levels of performance. This certification is run through the High Performance Academy, and only 200 people were accepted to be trained and certified this year. This is the same framework that is being used with high achieving celebrity clients and top executives in the world - it’s really quite amazing to do this work! 

I feel so grateful to have been trained with a group of soulful coaches who are all so genuinely dedicated to improving people’s lives. So many of the coaches I met are masterful healers in their own rite. Yet, as I was doing this work without my energy healing perspectives, I felt like something was missing. I felt like I wasn't bringing all of me into my work, which got me thinking - wouldn't it be interesting to fuse High Performance and Energy Healing?

Big Transformation

I decided to create a little something new, bringing my healing work and spiritual perspectives into the coaching process to create what I'm calling, "transformational coaching." I’ve come to really honor the fact that transformation really occurs at a consciousness level, not just through the determination of the mind – the heart has to be an equal partner in the work. It is the feminine and the masculine energy working together, the yin and the yang, that allows creation of something new to occur. When the heart and the mind set about working together powerfully on something, that my friends is when big transformation occurs.

What I love about this realization is that it allows me to really honor my gifts as a healer and a coach. I see it as an imperative to bring all of my gifts to the table to help my clients to make rapid and substantial transformations so that they can flower into their greatness. It is my responsibility to bring them the very best of what I’ve been trained in so that they have everything they need in their transformative journey. High Performance Coaching and Energy Healing, it’s all linked together.

So given my big realizations in this area, my question for you today is: what gifts have you been hiding from yourself?

  • What areas of your life are you not allowing all of “you” to show up?
  • Do you really shine the full greatness of who you are consistently in your life?
  • What would it take for you to really show up, no matter what people may think of you?
  • How much is it worth to you to really be you?
  • And better yet, what opportunities are you missing by not embodying your full greatness?

Give it a try

I'm excited to say that I'm now opening the doors to work with more clients with my transformational coaching work. I offer a FREE one hour consultation with clients to get a taste of what my work is all about. All you have to do is fill out the application and email it to me and I'll get you set up for a free session. Click here to learn more

Love who you are dear one, you are wonderful. 

To your greatness, 

Lindsay 

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Big Dreams

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Big Dreams

Listen To Your Heart

Your heart knows that yes, you do deserve to live your big dreams. Your heart has absolute certainty that even though you may have screwed up and failed in the past, that there is always a new day and a chance to choose again. Keep showing up. The heart knows that even though you don’t have all the answers right now, you have the capacity to research and learn and you will FIGURE IT OUT. That’s what google is for! There is more information now in the world than there has ever been. You can learn just about anything online these days, from how to turn zucchini into little pasta curls or how to crochet pants for horses – whatever it is you want to learn, chances are you can find the answers you need. 

Better yet, the answers you really need are in your heart, not in your head. When you learn to fine-tune your intuition and really start trusting your heart’s wisdom, you will start to make decisions differently. You will feel a difference between what feels more stable, peaceful or calm as a decision vs what feels a little stressful, anxious or unsettling.

Use your discernment to be your own life compass to guide you to where you need to be. As you learn to honor your intuitive knowing rather than override it, you will start to see a tremendous shift in the amount of bullshit you are able to circumvent. So many irritating or difficult life experiences can be avoided all together by being highly in tune with your own heart’s wisdom. Trust what you feel, and be aware of when fear is doing the talking. Fear will always give you terrible advice and will certainly sabotage your dreams in an attempt to keep you in a place of low-vibe, familiar complacency. If you truly want greatness and transformation in your life, you have got to start living a heart-based life. VIEW FULL POST. 

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Introducing Deb Chaney

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Introducing Deb Chaney

"I believe, we would all be so much happier and healthier if we could simply take a moment, stop and think: What is really true for me in this situation? Does this thing I am considering doing make me truly feel alive? Am I feeling honoured, appreciated, respected? Am I being motivated by ‘what will they think?’ aka by fear, or am I inspired, motivated, and excited to do this thing I am choosing? 

My message for readers about being authentic is to step back and get clear on what is motivating you to do the things you are doing. If you are being motivated by fear; stop, and re-think this thing you are about to do. If you are being motivated by joy, peace, love, compassion, excitement, go forth and make the world a better place by contributing these positive feelings and your passion to us all!"

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Let's Get Real

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Let's Get Real

Courage to really "feel" 

Learning to listen to your feelings and to really honor your emotions is a skill that should be much more respected and honored. Your soul speaks through the heart, and it can only be heard if you are brave enough to listen to it. It takes courage to actually FEEL things. I think the majority of people out there in the world are scared shitless to actually feel anything. It’s so much easier to be comfortably numb. But my darlings, your strength comes from being able to feel. Even if it is something as painful as regret or deep heartbreak because when you can actually feel something, you have the gift of learning from the situation and being able to show up and choose again. 

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Big Magical Miracles

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Big Magical Miracles

"Although I don't think that we are ever completely done with the healing journey, I know that this is an important milestone, and I wish for you to know if you are dealing with a difficult situation, to hang in there. Life can be absolutely brutal at times, but keep going. Hold the hope in your heart and do the deep work because it is so rewarding when you move up to the next level of achievement in your own personal growth and development. Remember that Grace is out there for you and your loved ones and when you show up for life and say that you're willing to do the deep work, miracles can happen."

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Introducing Samantha daSilva

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Introducing Samantha daSilva

"Q: As a last word of encouragement for our readers, if you could go back in time and give yourself some loving advice during a difficult moment of uncertainty, what would you say to yourself?

A: Eight years ago, I walked out of my corporate office job with only $700 in my bank account. I had no business plan, no art degree or connections. I didn't even have a car or a home of my own. I hadn’t painted in 10 years. Despite all of that, it was still the best decision I ever made. Sometimes our dreams don't make any sense. That doesn't mean they aren't right."

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Thank you so much Samantha for sharing your story with us!! To follow Samantha's art and creative process, check out her website: http://www.samanthadasilva.com

Or view her FB Page for some great videos and examples of her work! 

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Introducing Ashley

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Introducing Ashley

Hello darlings! I'm excited to introduce the very first person in our series of Impactful People who will be featured each month.

I find that hearing stories of people who are living lives they love is so wonderfully inspiring and can help each of us to have the courage and gumption to continue to work towards living our biggest dreams! So without further ado... I'd like to introduce the fabulous Ashley Elizabeth Wright! 

Ashley is the founder of the Beaux Journals, a blog about travel, fashion and beauty. She is based in London, England with her wonderful husband. Check out her blog here on Instagram!

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falling in love with life

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falling in love with life

Little Miracles

I'm going to speak some more about the healing I went through the last couple weeks in some upcoming communications about the new healing modality I will be offering that offers a rapid and substantial transformation of consciousness almost immediately. In the meantime, I will simply say that after this healing, for the first time since my father passed away, I was able to look at his picture in my home and not feel tears of sadness coming to my eyes. For the first time, I felt deeply peaceful. I felt like I could look at him and say, "I love you dad and I miss you but my heart isn't broken anymore and I know everything's going to be OK." After over a decade of heartache, that is such a relief. 

My darlings, no matter how hard life is or has been in the past, find hope in knowing that others like you have survived it. It takes great courage to step onto the path of healing because it means that you have to feel again. Sometimes people choose to be numb because it is easier than feeling pain. But I will tell you again, a broken heart is one that lets light in. And when the light comes in, that is when your life starts to transform and the feeling of relief is what you will fall in love with.

If you have not tried my free healing course I encourage you to give it a try today. I share with you some excellent tips tools and techniques to really learn how to overcome trauma and fall in love with your life. Why not start now?

This is my life work. I'm doing this because I love it and because I love to see people transform before my eyes. This work changes people. This work lights people up and helps them to overcome what has kept their life feeling miserable. We are done with sadness it's time to fall in love with life I say!

Until next time, wishing you great joy and happiness,

Lindsay

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Freedom From Shame

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Freedom From Shame

I was reflecting today about why I share things that are so close to my heart with all of you, in particular my personal story of being disinherited and the process of leaving the Mormon church. I think there are many reasons, and here are a few. I think that healing is a complex and layered process that I find fascinating. My story isn’t only for me, it is to help other people to also understand the sequence of healing and to give each other hope that despite how hard life can be that we can make it. Together, we can make it. We as a human family learn from sharing stories. I think that the worst thing that can happen to us is when we are so full of shame from whatever has happened, that we close up and refuse to let anyone see our darkness. My darlings, a broken heart is one that lets light in. And it is the light that will heal you.  

Shame can only thrive in the darkness, it cannot survive the light that burns away the shadows of despair. And that is why I share my story with you, because it helps me to heal by revealing all of the sadness and it also helps us collectively to share stories. None of us are alone in our pain. We are truly all doing the very best that we can. And truly my darlings, that is enough. Just keep showing up for yourself and your loved ones as best you can.

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Beauty of Routine

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Beauty of Routine

Doing these 3 things - weeding, doing nothing and and enjoying the simple, routine pleasures of life - have helped me to bring my stress level from a 10/10 down to about a 5/10. Which trust me, is a big deal. I feel more like me again. I feel like my body is really rested - I don’t wake up feeling exhausted anymore. They were such simple changes and yet I feel so much better. It’s funny how adjusting my routine and slowing down has made such a difference in my emotional health, which in turn has improved my physical health.

I know life isn’t always “in balance” and we all struggle to find the right routines for ourselves. But if I can give you a single message today, it’s a little hug of a reminder to honor your heart and love your life. When you have a health scare, you remember how precious each day is. How each moment will slip you by if you don’t pay more attention to the little things that make your world magical. Don’t wait for later to enjoy your life, start enjoying the little things now and you will notice a big difference in how you enjoy the routine beauty of life. VIEW FULL POST

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No Regrets

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No Regrets

A big part of the process of moving forward is learning how to live without regrets. It is important to recognize that you did the best you could in times past to make decisions based on the information you had at the time. Afterall, you only know what you know when you know it. Don’t berate yourself for what you did or didn’t do years ago. Start now. Trust that you did the best you could in the moment, and now is a new moment, and you get to choose again. Every day, just choose again. Sometimes, you may wish to revise your life plan and your next steps, and that is totally allowed. It is totally ok and completely natural to change your mind. In fact, I would go as far as to say that if you aren’t changing your mind here and there that you are not challenging your own thinking enough. Having new information help you to develop new ideas.

I wish to encourage you today to go after your dreams. The worst regret after all would be to know that you were aware that you had choice in your life and didn’t use it. Identify what makes you feel alive and take action! Don’t wait for “someday”. That day can only be created by you. Let the past be the past, and start something new today.

If you want a little extra help with “letting go” then check out my free energy healing meditation - it really does help to shift those blockages. No more stagnation for us, because we are impactful people and we live lives that we love :) VIEW FULL POST

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Ode to An Ovarian Cyst

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Ode to An Ovarian Cyst

It seems like time-and-time again I’m having the opportunity to apply the mind-body-spirit techniques I teach at even deeper levels. And you know, it’s an amazing journey. When you start to understand the language of your life, you can respond to the clues and the hints a little faster than before. You do less guessing. You start to see and understand the connections between your thoughts and emotions and the experiences that are showing up in your life. 

My focus is harmony now. The next 6-8 weeks are totally dedicated to healing and simply being kind to myself and the people in my life. And on that note, if you are reading this, I wish to send you a big hug! I wish to encourage you to be so incredibly gentle and kind with yourself on your healing journey. Listen in to the clues that life is sending you. Everything has meaning, and when you start to dig in, you can discover some real miracles. VIEW FULL POST

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Practicing Letting Go

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Practicing Letting Go

This week I’ve experienced the magical process of letting go, ironically from the very exercise that I taught in my course that launched this week! (Here is a link if you want to check out the course.) After all the busyness of getting the program going, some calm returned to my life. I felt this tugging at my heartstrings to work on my own personal healing process and spend some more time digging into the deep pain associated with being disowned by my mother because of religious differences. I also allowed myself to finally deal with my big breakup from months and months ago. I have been handling so many big issues lately that I had really tabled these deeper emotions and waited for a time when I could deal with them. Once my program had launched, something inside me said, “Lindsay, it’s time now. Slow down and deal with this.”  VIEW FULL POST

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The Beauty of Listening

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The Beauty of Listening

You know that amazing feeling when someone really listened to you?

It's like taking a warm shower where you emerge feeling washed clean of whatever icky feeling was covering your skin. That is what I feel like today after this experience of being listened to. 

It's so completely amazing to have had the full attention of a friend or even a stranger who really looked you in the eyes and took in all that you had to say. You could tell they were fully there with you. They might have even had some opinions to share, but they were patient enough to just listen first, because they knew that you didn't want them to fix whatever you were going through - you just wanted someone to witness that moment for you. That is the beauty of listening. 

Today my best friend let me just pour my heart out to her as we drove back from an event way far away. It felt like a mini road trip. We were driving along amidst the hum of traffic and she just let me rattle on about everything I have been feeling. She would chime in and add parallel stories, and we kind of went back and forth, working through various scenarios and sharing perspectives. It was wonderful to feel understood and also to feel like I could really open up my heart and let everything out. She held the space for me to feel safe enough to air out all the emotions that had been all clogged up this week and really, deeply listened. It was magical to see how much better I felt. It was truly such a healing experience. 

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Thank you for disowning me: An ode to freedom

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Thank you for disowning me: An ode to freedom

Today I wish to encourage you with this post. I wish you to remember that you have beautiful, unique gifts to share with life. You are a wonderful being who is here on this wild, wonderful earth to live fully, to be expressive and passionate. If you are playing small because of fear, I urge you to find your voice today. Start by doing one thing each day to nurture your dreams and cultivate your passions. Speak your voice. 

If I have learned anything in the last 10 years of fighting through depression, I have learned that when a soul comes ALIVE, they change the world. When you are no longer successfully silenced by the voices of hatred in the world, you have an opportunity to shine bright and change the conversation. The world is desperately in need of people who have come alive. So many of us live lives of quiet desperation. I know, I used to be one of them. But no longer. This journey I have been on has broken me right out of all the structures and forces of oppression that used to keep me small and quiet. I have broken right into a life that I feel authentic in. I finally have my voice to speak and share a message of hope.

Know that what is waiting on the other side of fear is absolute, bright, shining freedom. My friend, breathe this in. Pursue your life path with reckless abandon. Do not let fear ever stop you from living the biggest version of your life. The world needs you to come ALIVE. 

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Top 3 reasons to get toxic people out of your life

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Top 3 reasons to get toxic people out of your life

Here are the top 3 reasons to get toxic relationships out of your life as soon as possible! 

  1. Freedom: You have a chance to be joyfully, amazingly, fantastically free. You get to open up all this lovely space where these toxic people used to live and decorate it as you like. I’ve been making new friends like crazy lately and it’s so wonderful to feel like as soon as you get rid of the bad, in comes the good!  
  2. Honesty: You can be completely authentic. You don’t have to try to appease the toxic ones any more! Yay! No more hiding who you are, no more making excuses. They are no longer lucky enough to have your company and you are making no apologies for that. You’re just far to fabulous to be miserable one second longer and thus, you had to move on to living your amazing life. The world needs us to shine, it’s a busy job. There are lots of people out there to annoy by being outrageously happy. Sorry, someone has to do it.
  3. Confidence: You find this incredible wellspring of self-appreciation when you are not constantly being attacked. You actually get to enjoy just BEING who you are. Fancy that! Then you start to really own who you are, and you start to like that feeling of just being comfortable in your own skin. There is something so delicious about just not giving a shit about other people’s opinions anymore. And this one has a bonus prize, because by being real and truthful, you open up space for people around you to drop their walls too so they can be real. Then guess what, it’s not a stuffy, fake conversation anymore. Suddenly, you are all spilling your lovely little hearts out and you actually form real relationships, who knew! 

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