Welcome back to The Power of Storytelling! I’m so excited to share this month’s episode ✨✨ Jess and Allison - thank you for sharing your stories, your truth, and your vulnerability with all of us 💛✨
To learn more about today’s episode and connect with the amazing women who shared their stories, head over to the show notes section of the website seekthejoypodcast.com/show-notes/powerofstorytelling3 .
Give this month’s episode a listen and share it with a friend - these stories will encourage and inspire you, I have no doubt about it 💪🏻✨- links in bio #SeekTheJoy#SeekTheJoyStory
Good morning Lovlies!
Today I have a “Love Mission” for you!
The more we work at being authentic, the more important it is that we explore more of who we truly are!
So let’s get to know you better, ok?!
I don’t know if your school had a guidance counselor, but ours did.
Around Junior year, each student had a mandatory meeting with her to discuss college and the future.
I was 16 years old and already knew that I wanted to be either a professional violinist or an actress.
But since I had no choice, I dragged my feet to sit in a tiny office with a woman who looked like she was sucking on something sour.
It was then that I was first introduced to the Myers-Briggs Personality test.
Honestly, I don’t even remember the results. They were supposed to tell me who I was and what career I should pursue, and since I was an All-Knowing Teenager, I didn’t pay much attention.
But a year ago, I retook the test, and I can’t tell you how much it has helped me!
How it works:
You take a test answering basic questions about how you think and handle situations in the world.
You are then given a result that is 4 letter code.
Each letter stands for the following-
•Favorite World: Extrovert(E)/Introvert(I)
Is your focus on the inner world or outer world and where do you get your energy from?
Is your focus on processing basic information you take in, or interpreting and adding meaning?
In decision making, do you look at logic and consistency or people and circumstances?
Are you solid in your opinions or are you open to new information?
My result is INFJ.
After 30 years of wondering why I felt like I could never quite fit in, it made sense to learn that INFJ is the least common personality type making up only 1% of the population.
I’m a weird mixture of dreaming and doing, logic and creative, solid yet malleable.
Not only did it help me understand myself better, but helped me communicate and strengthen the relationships around me!
So, for a free test, visit www.16personalities.com (link in bio)
Please share your results and what you think!
Sometimes a hug can be the best motivator for happiness and well-being! We're looking forward to our next installment of the Simply Be #FitClub with @nolatrees! Tag a friend who you wish you could hug RIGHT NOW! #SimplyBeUSA
This isn’t a pretty or staged instagram photo of my mornings with tarot cards, and a cup of coffee, and perfectly laid out crystals. Cause in real life, none of my shit is perfectly laid out 😂. But this is the real deal, genuinely how I spend each morning. It’s not glamorous, I don’t do it with a fancy pen or a fancy notebook. I’m most likely in pajamas when I do it. But I do write every single day what I am grateful for. It’s the most powerful manifestation practice I’ve instilled in my life . I express gratitude for what I have so I attract more of those things into my life. That’s not WHY I choose to express gratitude, but that is the natural chain of events that follows. I also express gratitude for things that are not yet present in my life. And I get extremely specific with figures, dates, numbers. This has been life changing. A lot of people comment on the fact that things always seem to fall in my lap where I tend to get “lucky” all the time, but I really don’t think that’s the case. I think it’s a matter of Consciously and deliberately attracting. So today, start your day by saying Thank you Universe and watch your world change slowly but surely. What are you grateful for today? 💛☕️✒️🌱🌻💛🥞
Yes!! Lol. I don't understand why anyone lies! Let's all be real 100% of the time. What a great and authentic world this would be. For some reason I have noticed a lot of people around me have been lying to me. I'm trying to reflect here and all I can come up with is that my boundaries are not strong enough. Unfortunately it can be hard to control this sort of behavior. Be honest! It's admirable and respectful. #be100#realtalk#honestyisalwaysthebestpolicy#respectothers#onelove#stophurtingothers#authenticity
it is I know it is yet i seem to have forgotten how to love myself, I don't even know who i am anymore, there is a massive conflict between the old and the new and i struggle to make the right decisions. I know what i should choose yet for some reason i keep on choosing against what i know. Does this sound familiar to any of you? How do you get past this stage? It seems very repetitive. There is alot of fear that i will loose everyone i know when i choose for love and inner peace and that i will be miss understood and alone if i would do so, so it seems like i keep on making the same decisions from the lower self untill the point now that i have completely drained myself and feel so weak, fragile and anxious. My belly and heart emotions feels like a washing machine and I can't seem to center myself even though i know it is an illusion and fear at play. Does anyone have any pointers when it comes to this, vulnerability is helping me a little bit thats for sure but I can't seem to locate where to go from here. I am officially lost😕 it also seems that every solution i find keeps on being very temporary.
Today’s Mantra: I view pain as a necessary and positive part of growth.
I feel pain as blockages and repressed experiences being released from my heart.
Pain is a welcome and beautiful aspect of transcendence.
When I breathe through pain, I open my heart to all the good life has to offer.
When I breathe through pain, I become free of what limits my soul’s expression.
Today, I am allowing myself to feel it ALL and know that I am worthy and on the right path. Watch my live video for more insight on the topic of pain as a positive aspect of growth! Comment if this message resonates with you. ❤️
Today is all about being in the present moment. It’s not about thinking twenty steps ahead all the time. It’s finding ways to slow down enough so you can be here now; for the present moment. That is where you will find inner peace, joy, gratitude, happiness. Ladies, when we don’t love ourselves most, we are not able to get calm and centered. We are too worried about everyone else. We also aren’t the best possible version of ourselves when we are filled with anxiety. We start to feel helpless and not in control because we stop focusing on what we can control... ourselves. So if you find that you are struggling with anxiety in your life, I recommend learning how to calm it. Through writing in a gratitude journal, coloring, learning how to meditate, walking out in nature and using your five senses, running, etc. The point is to find a way to get to the present moment when you have inner peace.
Until I learned the “secret” powers of manifestation and sustaining sexual energy...
I was all over the place....
Through kundalini, meditation, Yoni egg and other practices...I’ve been able to sustain my sexual or creative energies so I can better channel them to my souls calling...
So far so good....
Fill yourself up so much that you explode into your self....that you love yourself...and you find your authentic self...
Then stay there...cultivate deeper from there...this is where you bridge your heaven self on earth baby ⚡️😜🔻
This Saturday is @marchforourlives! Whether you're making your way to Washington D.C. to be with the masses, or participating in your local march, here's how you can properly prepare for this weekend. Do your research, make your signs and be safe. #NeverAgain#marchforourlives#linkinbio
.....It is perhaps the key to our freedom to love and be loved. My story is full of so many atrocities that I used to go around saying but I am the common denominator here - I am the one that people keep hurting, bullying, abusing, intimidating, disrespecting, trying to control, blah, blah, blah, I must be unloveable otherwise why would that happen. I understand where that incorrect belief came from, childhood abuse, it's not hard to work that out; but equally I don't believe that is what makes me a target, it is my authenticity that has done that. Without exaggeration the amount of people who have taken exception to my authenticity is off the richter scale and far too many have behaved with such cruelty that at times it has really challenged me to love who I am. But I do, I don't love what I have had to go through, but I accept it. Why? Because I own who I am, I get things right, I get things wrong, I've made good choices, I've made monumentally bad choices, I am human. I don't wish ill on people and I am never purposefully cruel, but I won't be shut down or hold back on owning how I feel. I have just learned to walk away, not because I don't care, but because I now understand that trying to negotiate with people who project their stories on to me rather than owning them is like trying to negotiate with a flea, a bit of a waste of energy and time and ultimately it hurts far too much, fuck that. People attempt to put other's lights out because they don't love who they are and they don't feel good enough and I am not sure, in my experience, that they are always particularly discerning about where they project that. If you own your story with honesty and integrity it means you have got you on your side, and if you have you on your side then, believe me, you will be so much more well equipped to cope with anything and anyone. Yes it is brave, I know, because without a shadow of doubt I have and still do have to be very brave, but in all honesty I am grateful for my ability to own that as part of my story! Are you? 💜
What does it mean to be authentic? #authenticity has been an overused concept. It has almost become a permission to show the unflattering sides of one’s personality in an effort to be real. But to me, authenticity means the purpose and the quality of your work. If you connect with your audience through this lens, you won’t need to cosmetically improve your brand to make it authentic.
Thank you all so much for your kind words on this weeks angel reading. I was reviewing your comments and I’ve noticed how much more messages of procrastination, fear and letting go resonate with you all. We all need encouragement (sometimes a lot of encouragement) to push past our fears and take necessary action towards our goals in pursuit of our happiness! Let me be your personal cheerleader!
Bust through your fear and go for it!
Take the first step by commenting below what you’d like to do, but haven’t yet taken the plunge....no regrets!
Wishing you inspired action,
It’s hard to have hope when times are difficult, when challenges seem like mountains, when you’re not sure how you’ll get through. When I feel this way, here’s what helps:
Remembering times when I’ve felt that way before but got through. Connecting to strength from the past is a powerful reminder that it is there.
Finding beauty and pausing to savor it. There is something about beauty that helps to elevate us beyond our current troubles.
Gratitude. For anything and everything. It’s literally fuel to get through the challenges.
(Also, OMG enough snow already! These stunning flowers are my strength, beauty, and gratitude today to find hope that spring is coming!) #happiernow#gratitude
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