Find Your Motivation

Tools and apps are readily available help us get things done, so why do we still find it hard to get motivated?

We all possess an inner drive, ready to help us fulfill our potential every day. When we use it, we take leaps and bounds in our intentions and actions. When we do not, we stay where we are or backtrack.

We often allow the voice preferring to stay in the safety of status-quo to overpower the voice longing for us to live to our highest potential.

It is easier to wait and do it later; someday, perhaps “when I’m ready”.

We feel perfection is needed in order to take action. Yet, we will not realize how ready we are unless we take action. We will only know we can swim by jumping into the water. The fear of perfection prevents us from understanding our potential.

In my life, I cycle through motivated states to unmotivated states. I know you can relate. There are a few concepts I use to help me remember the benefits of being motivated.  Here are some of my motivational reminders:

rosietheriveter_youcandoitSelf-confidence – When you choose an action you know may be difficult, you overcome the obstacles that hold you back. This gives you a sense of confidence in your life for pursuing even more.

Energetic flow – When you choose not to act when you easily could, you stop the flow of energy around it. If you come back to it at another time it may be more onerous or time-consuming to complete. When you chose to act on your intentions, you create an energetic balance with your actions.

Personal growth – When you motivate yourself to act, you will grow in your abilities and knowledge. You can choose to have the awareness to see the lessons arising from your efforts and grow with them.

The human experience is not limited to finding and maintaining status-quo. It is about realizing new experiences, facing challenges, and pushing limits.

Our greatest potential lives in our deepest sense of truth, use it. Tweet this!

So, what are you waiting for? What motivates you?

Please share your comments and experiences about motivation.

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You can do it!
(ps, that picture is one of my all time favourites!)

xo,
Brenda

Thirst for Learning

Learning has become vast with many areas of focus, how can we ever learn it all? Why do we think we need to?

Lately, I have noticed a few things in my desire to learn. I am constantly drawn to new books. Articles on Facebook are continually grabbing my attention. I have a real thirst for learning.

Do you notice yourself pulled into articles on Facebook or other media sources? Is there something  you want to learn or are you afraid you may miss something you should know?

love of readingIn my desire to learn, I am reading so many articles and books that I find myself wondering what meaning they actually offer. I often notice two things: How much of my time did I use? Was it time well spent?

Today, I am creating a plan of action to help me use my time well and determine where to put my attention. I am choosing:

1. Awareness of my actions. When I pick up my phone or computer and notice I go straight into Facebook out of habit, choosing instead to stop and proceed with my intended action. This will help use my time wisely.

2. Continuous focus. I now use the Do Not Disturb function on my phone and computer when I want to stay focused and not be distracted. This will honour my time and intention.

3. Clear intentions. I will honour my intention to learn something specific for my own personal growth or give myself time to explore what other knowledge attracts me. This is about growing with my purpose.

4. Attention in my experiences. When I choose to do something, I want to notice what feels good and what does not. This will help me determine my best areas of focus.

If we are present in our learning, we will grow toward our purpose. Tweet this!

Does your experience feel similar to mine? What do you notice when you are present to what you are learning? Please share your experiences in the comments.

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Find passion in your learning.

with love,
Brenda

Truth Found in Friendship

Friendships help us reveal our truth through each experience.

Friendships come in many forms. For instance, we have family as friends, our childhood friends, college/university friends, work friends, our extended circles of friends, best friends,  and pet friends. Each relationship offers incredible value in our lives.

Friendships can come and go. Some are short experiences, while others span years. Some bonds in friendship seem timeless, where you can pick up again anytime, no matter what has changed in your lives. But you can find one thing in all, revelation of your values.

The point is, friendships always leave us with experiences and these experiences become part of our personal growth. As we grow, we can clearly identify with what is important to us, our values and our truth.

holding-hands6Here are some of my values I have identified through friendships:

Patience and compassion as we learn about each other.
Respect as we create boundaries around each others needs.
Acceptance, even with disagreement.
Forgiveness despite any hurt, whether intended or not.
Support for each other through growth and challenges.
Peace as the relationship finds  balance.
Love in the entire connection.

Friendships help reveal our values so we can learn to live our truth. Tweet this.

Recently, I lost one of my best friends, Budz the cat. He was a constant being of love in my life for the last 7 years. As I reflect back on our 7 years together, I see how our friendship helped me grow and how I learned what I truly valued through it. I also see how Budz grew and reflected many of these values back to me. I can see the divine plan of our journey together. Although his exit is still hard to feel, as I reflect on our friendship, his purpose here was served well. The memories of our experiences together will be treasured in my heart and soul, while the truths revealed will remain part of who I am.

So, I will leave you with this. Treasure your friendships, see the value in what they bring. No matter the length of time together, pay attention to the truth that is revealed to you from them.

What is your experience of friendships that have come and gone in your life? Do you see your truths revealed in the course of each friendship?

Please share your experiences with values and truth in friendships in the comments.

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May your friendships leave loving imprints on your soul so you can live your truth.

Many blessings friends,
Brenda

What Advice Would You Give?

Welcome to Fall friends!

When the autumn arrives in September, we have had the opportunity to settle into our new routines after the fun-filled summer. For me, autumn is that time of year when we still experience the warmth of the sun during the day, yet we get to start bundling up in the evenings and slowly get ready for the darker nights of winter. It is a reflective time of year for me.

I love to see the beauty of the land that grew, blossomed, and now begins to fall back to the earth. I get to see children back in school ready to tackle another year of awesome learning. Mostly, I enjoy the experience of looking back over the year so far, reflecting on all of the experiences that have brought me to where I am today. (It’s also my birthday month, so reflection on the year is very present!)

Autumn FallingDo you ever notice when you look back on life, some things stand out that you wish you would have done differently? That said, you can’t go backward. Acceptance of where you are at right now is so important in being present in your life.

So what can you do with those thoughts of the past and how you would have done things differently?

Give loving advice to others that are walking closely behind you in similar steps. Tweet This!

It is especially kind to do this when opportunities arise or when you feel you can really offer someone support. But please remember, part of giving advice is letting go of it once you offer it. By this I mean, respecting the person you offer it to is still going chose their own path.

So I ask you, if you reflect back on this past year or another time in your life where you would have done something differently, what advice would you give others that are following in similar footsteps?

Please share the loving advice you would give the younger version of yourself in the comments section or on the my group Facebook page, so others can benefit from your experiences and lessons.

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with love and gratitude,
Brenda

The Gift of Time

When the needs around you change, notice when you have the opportunity to use energy you would normally apply to one place to another.

This week I was given a gift. The gift of time. My loving partner was off to work on a contract in the US, leaving me to my own convictions for the week.

As he planned his week away, I realized that I would have an opportunity to tap into my needs and wants in a very intentional way.

As a nurturer, I often find myself working to balance my care and attention for others with my own needs. However, this week I found removing the nurturer of others energy allowed me to instead apply that energy to myself.

So what did this refocus of energy give me?

I took that first day to just be, kind of settle in the space of being alone in our home. You know, taking a big ahhh…

IMG_4845The second morning, I woke up knowing what my focus was going to be. I had bought a workbook called the Solopreneur Sojourn Retreat by Jac McNeil for women entrepreneurs back in January. I hadn’t taken the time to actually get into it. So I did… And Wow, it was two days of deep diving into my needs as an entrepreneur, taking soulful time for me, and some BIG aha’s about things holding me back. I reconnected to the values of my business and why I do the work I do. Plus! I walked away with a time-lined business action plan to implement that was rooted with my soul purpose. (If you are a women entrepreneur, I highly recommend checking it out here!)

Those two days lit a fire under me that propelled me forward with inner connection to my self wisdom. So much so, that my action plan I had set for two weeks, began showing up quicker than I anticipated! Whoot! Whoot! :)

So as I sit here, Friday morning, knowing that my beloved will be back tonight, I reflect on the gift.

The next time you are given the gift of time, with minimal distractions, ask yourself, how can I use this to nurture me. I know there are a lot of nurturers out there reading this, and I want to remind you… You do your best work in serving others, when you serve yourself first.

When are you going to give yourself the gift of time? Make your commitment to yourself here and now. Shout it out to the world! Share it in the comments so you are more apt to hold your self to the commitment.

Live in balance, own your energy, and the universe will nurture you. Tweet This!

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with soulful intention,
Brenda

What’s Stopping You?

Sensing a dream you desire, but all you see are hurdles; self-doubt and fears set in, suddenly your are stopped dead in your tracks.

Do you ever find yourself in these moments? Stopping yourself from achieving your dreams?

Manifesting what you know will give you great joy can seem daunting. But consider this, if you received it without effort, would you really appreciate it? Would you be grateful?

So how do you hurdle the walls that present themselves in front of your dreams?

If you’re ready to really feel your dream and live it, try out this three-step process:

1 – Check in with your true intentions for your dream.
What do you want to give the world around you, through your effort? What true purpose lives in your dream? Feel it.

2 – What is natural to you in manifesting this dream?
Feel this purpose in your entire body; what makes it real to you? Notice that part in you that really comes alive.

3 – Draw on your inner resources to set your dream in motion.
Keep this feeling present. What inner resources can you tap into to put it in motion? Be creative. Imagine the possibilities are endless.

Notice how you brought the feeling towards you, through the wall? You can feel your dreams’ presence in you already. Now tap into this feeling and put your true efforts in motion.What's Stopping You

“Your greatest joy lives on the other side of whole-hearted effort.” Tweet this!

What was your experience of this exercise? I’d love to hear from you. Please share your comments below or send me an email at brenda@seabrightspirit.ca.

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See Your Bright Spirit Shine, let’s make the world glow, together!

Namaste,
Brenda

Unconditional Love Begins With ‘Me’

Do you think the Wicked Queen in Snow White led us to believe that looking in the mirror and wanting to love our self was wrong?

Today, we are often led to believe that loving yourself is egotistical. That you will be judged and ridiculed if you show more care for your self, than those around you.

Not that you would have the intentions of the Wicked Queen, but why can we not enjoy loving our self, just the way we are. To look in the mirror and say, “Hi Self, I love that smile today!”

We have become so identified with our physical appearance that we do not easily see our internal self with love and clarity of what is our true essence. More and more we hide from this amazing person we hold deep within.

Here are three ways to begin to see your self for the beautiful being you truly are.

Heart in SandAcknowledge your self-judgements – Notice what you are saying to yourself when you look in the mirror. If there are hurtful words or thoughts coming from within you, who are you comparing yourself to? Would you say that to someone else?

Embracing your imperfections – No one is perfect, no one. We are all human beings with numerous imperfections. This week, see if you can feel some love for one thing you typically have not loved about your self. (For me, it started with my butt, I had to learn to love it, because no matter how hard I worked out, it never got smaller, hey J-lo?!)

Learn to love your self first – Feel your greatness and beauty from the inside out. Love yourself the way you want to be loved. If you can love yourself first, you will have more love to give others. And it will come from a genuinely loving place.

If the Wicked Queen could see her self both inside and out, maybe she would have saw the beautiful, courageous person she really was.

When we love our self unconditionally, we are better able to offer love to those around us. Tweet This!

Also, I think it is important to note that I am not saying, don’t strive to be a better you, just love yourself along the way!

In this moment…You Are Perfect, Just The Way You Are.

How do you lean into your greatest self love? Is it unconditional? Please share your comments and experiences.

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xo, Brenda