Motivation And Where To Find It

Here are two things that some people might mistake for the other; inspiration and motivation.
There is a distinction between them.  Inspiration is mostly found on the outside of self (books, movies, songs, pictures, places, people, etc…) while motivation is something that stems from inside of you. It’s important to know the distinction so that you could summon whichever one you need at the moment.
You may be a student struggling in school or you might be someone working to live the dream life you’ve always wanted. Whoever you are, whatever your battle may be, here are a few pieces of advice to help you stay motivated.
  • Slow down: Don’t stress about the things that aren’t really significant. Sometimes you just need to take a break from some things. Recharging is important. If taking a break means taking a week off to unplug or just taking a break from something else or whatever, then by all means, take the break. Afterward, you’ll be feeling much more inspired, energetic, and ready to tackle whatever.
  • Daily To-Do List: a list full of things you need to do and strongly desire to do.
    If you narrow it down to what you need to do and what you strongly desire to do, it’ll have you stay focused and not stressed over so many little things.

     

    What is a major difference between people who are successfully productive and ones who are not? The successful ones prioritize! Everyone has 24-hours, nobody is short-changed. So what makes us all different is how we use that time, and what we prioritize.

  • Motivation list: One of the ways I summon mine is by writing down a list of reasons why I want a particular outcome. I actually wrote a list of reasons why I want to become a published author. Some were things like making my parents proud and knowing their sacrifices mattered. Others were  how I didn’t want to let this life pass by without following my dream. This story was given to me for a reason and I owe it to my family, my Creator, and myself to make this happen. No talents nor gifts should ever be wasted. They were given to us to give to others and this is how we change the world.  I wrote a lot of reasons but I’ll just leave these ones here.

Keep this list! Maybe even carry it in your pocket or somewhere you could see it every day, especially when you need it.

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything, but there is good reason for that! In my next post, I shall explain further.

Much Love & Light, As Always

Stay Inspired!

-Tiffany

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4 Ways To Cultivate Self-Love

If you want more love in your life, you have to become Love.

You achieve this by developing self-love. What would you make you love yourself more? If you looked more attractive?  If you were rich? If you were taller, shorter? Stronger, smarter, popular?

People often get stuck in a cycle of always wanting something more. One person wishes they had straighter hair, another wished they had waves or curls. One wants to be taller, another wants to be shorter. Everybody wants something that they don’t have. 

What is it that really makes a person lovable? Their heart, their soul, and their mind. Those things mean far more than most people will ever know. Those things are the true essence of beauty. The beauty of the heart and soul is the only kind that lasts forever.

What are ways to show you love yourself? Here are four ways you can start cultivating self-love:

  1. Write a list of ten things you love about yourself. Ten things. It can be as simple as the color of your eyes to something deeper such as your compassionate, caring heart. The goal is to train yourself to find the positives or things that are lovely about yourself. And when I say ‘find’ I’m not saying it’s something that is hard. Your perception is what makes it seem like a hard task, but really isn’t. The stars shine whether anyone acknowledges it or not. The same goes for the things that make you special. I’m sure you can find lots of things that are good about yourself, about others, about things.
  2.  Replace all the negative words you (or others) use to describe or associate with you, with positive ones. Stop criticizing yourself for your flaws, imperfections, and shortcomings. Instead, praise and cherish your good traits and attributes. You have the choice of doing either one, to criticize or to cherish. To sink into deeper depression and self-hate, or deeper appreciation and self-love. How can anyone expect you to love them when you don’t even have that love for yourself?
  3. Take better care of your health. Good mothers-to-be try to make sure they eat right and healthy for their babies because they care about the health of their new child. We should all take that same approach, that same caring and aim it towards ourselves. You deserve to be happy and healthy, you deserve to enjoy a healthier lifestyle that shows you value your own self-worth.
  4.  Give yourself the gift of Acceptance. Accept where you are right here in this moment. Take gratitude in all that you’ve been through and overcome, and all that you are. Realize how it’s a miracle you exist and that this journey is one to be enjoyed.  Be patient with yourself.

Friendship and true love starts at home, and it starts with you. Once you feel content with your own friendship and unconditional love, you will begin to realize you’ve already found a golden friendship and true love. They say that the best relationship you can have is with yourself. Next to that is your relationship with the people in your inner circle. That same unconditional love you’ve nurtured towards yourself is now available for others.

Much Love & Light, As Always

Stay Inspired!

-Tiffany

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Fear Is Overrated, Pursue Your Higher Calling!

I don’t have the money, I don’t have the time, I don’t have the experience or skillset,  it’s too late, it’s too risky, I don’t have the connections or support, there are other people who are more qualified than me,  and the list goes on and on.

Ever heard of these excuses? Do they sound familiar? These are some things people tell themselves for why they can’t pursue their dreams.

Today I’m going to share with you why you shouldn’t let fear, doubt, or even your Ego get in the way of you pursuing your higher calling. 


When Ego Tries To Get In The Way

When people are scared of pursuing their higher calling, it’s because they haven’t distanced themselves enough from their false sense of self. You are not the one that’s afraid, the true essence of you isn’t the one doubting your capabilities and talent.

It is your Ego that is afraid. What it is that you’re wanting to do is something that goes beyond your Ego, something that is closer to your soul, or your higher self’s aspirations and plans. The Ego is who you think are, and if you’re wanting to do something that’s ‘out of character,’ then your ego will try to trick you into being afraid. It will try to convince you to have this fear of failure or even fear of success. When really it’s an aspect of your ego that’s afraid of being left behind.

The mind can create all kinds of constraints and barriers, and somehow make it seem logical. But it’s all a mind-construct, it’s just a way of thinking. A thought pattern can easily be broken through persistence and awareness.  

When people experience Ego death, they have transformed, transcended, or killed an old part of themselves that wasn’t serving in any positive way. It’s like killing off a character that had no real purpose for existing other than trying to hinder you from going beyond the limits you or others might’ve placed upon yourself in the past. We as humans have a tendency to place limits upon ourselves or beliefs that limit us in some way, and it’s totally unnecessary! Ask yourself: who said this? What proof do you really have that supports this belief or limit? Did God say it Himself?

We tend to project our fears onto others and assume that they believe these things about us so therefore we shouldn’t even try. But how many of these beliefs are self-imposed? You’d be surprised to know that many or most of those beliefs are fears your own mind has conjured up, causing you to believe that they’re true. But it’s just f.e.a.r. False evidence appearing real. Most of these beliefs aren’t or wouldn’t even be true, had we not put so much energy or attention on it. Our consciousness is what charges things, ideas, and thoughts into materializing into our reality. “Where Focus Goes, Energy Flows.”

When People Doubt You

Sometimes negative thoughts don’t come from your own mind, sometimes you are actually sensing somebody’s thoughts towards you. I know I just said what i did earlier, but this part is true so I might as well bring it up. And so what if others have told you many times that you couldn’t do or achieve something. Did you believe them? Have you allowed yourself to CHOOSE to believe in what they are saying, instead of what your own heart is telling you to do? It’s a choice. It’s always a choice. Nobody should let anybody tell them what they can or can’t achieve, because if they did we wouldn’t have everything that we have now. 

Doctors, scientists, writers, poets, painters, entrepreneurs, don’t you think that at some point they or somebody else has ever doubted them? Did they let that stop them?

When The Biggest Doubter Is Yourself

The worst critic in the world can be your own self. You are indeed the one who’s 100% with you all of the time. Sometimes, we fear pursuing what we love because we feel like we’ll fail at it and the thought of that might make us hate what we once loved. With me, it was writing. My mind would come up with many reasons why I shouldn’t be a writer, why I’m not good enough. But no matter how much these voices tried to convince me to stop, I couldn’t. I kept naturally gravitating back to it, without thinking, without forcing myself to.

It was like I needed it like I need oxygen to breathe. When I realized how much I still loved writing, whether the days are bright or dim, that’s when I knew it was truly me. It’s a part of who I am. This is what I’m meant to do. This was the tool I’ve chosen to express my essence. So for those who are clairvoyants, healers, shamans, writers, painters, musicians, whatever—when something is truly You, you can’t turn it off. You take it with you everywhere you go, there’s no escaping it. So why not just embrace this gift you’ve been given? This is the very gift you are meant to give to others! Pursue your higher calling.

As Long As The Universe Supports You, That’s All You Need

When you choose to walk in the divine plan and pursue your soul’s purpose, the Universe will make room for you. The Universe can conspire and make things happen. Opportunities will knock at your door, or you can knock at the door and be welcomed right in. By pursuing your dream with love and passion, being driven by love instead of fear, nothing can stand in the way of your destiny. When things are meant to be, everything will naturally fall into place.

Much Love & Light, As Always

Stay Inspired!

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Why You Should Believe In Your Dreams

Why should you believe in your dreams?

Because everything we have now was once a dream, a vision, something that came from the realm of possibility. Everything you see around you was once an idea, a product from somebody’s imagination. And through belief, and unwavering perseverance they brought it into this physical realm. Manifested it into their reality. 

This ability is inside of all of us. Most people don’t know that they truly have the power to change their own lives, to make their dreams a reality. And it’s all because they didn’t allow themselves to believe. Faith is not everything, but it’s hope that keeps us going and drives us on when the times get tough. Giving up is the quickest way to failure. There’s no other way around it. People who give up on their dreams, give away their chances of ever succeeding in making them a reality. Sometimes Failure comes first before Success shows up. That doesn’t mean you should throw in the towel at the first fail.

If you think about it, there are infinite universes with endless possibilities that can become different realities in parallel universes. I know that’s a mouthful, but it’s true. Scientists are discovering these other universes and dimensions (CERN). There are multi-universes and in these universes, whatever possibility that could happen has already happened or is happening. That possibility is true.  So imagine, you are already living this dream of yours in one of these universes. You have to be, because it’s possible, right? Perhaps that’s one of the reasons why you have this strong desire to make this dream a reality! Because an aspect of your consciousness is aware of that reality already existing, and your heart wishes to merge with this reality. Consciousness is not bound by time and space. Burt Goldman is the founder of Quantum Jumping, he has mastered the ability to jump into parallel universes and meet his alternate selves. He’s now a successful author, artist, musician, and photographer. And he’s only 89! He believed he could be anything he wanted, and when he saw himself living out one of his dreams, he knew it was possible for him too.

Somebody (a version of you) has to live out this possibility, right? If this dream is something you can’t imagine not doing or pursuing, if this is something you can’t imagine living life without or doing anything other than this, then it may be meant for this you to live out this dream.

This dream could be your soul’s calling. This version of you, right now, will live this life as *insert your name* only once. Sure, your soul never dies. Just like energy can never be destroyed or created, and we are made up of energy. But still, this current identity you have will only be once. The many versions of you throughout the universes will only be once. Out of all of you, don’t you want to be the one who lives their life full of meaning? That does what you once thought impossible? You can do it. The fact that you even have this vision of being *insert whatever* and not something else, means that you know deep down it’s possible. You are just afraid. It’s your Ego’s false sense of self that makes you think you can’t do something but the real you is Capable. 

In the next post, I will write about why Ego tries to get in the way of you and your dreams. 

Much Love & Light, As Always

Stay Inspired!

~Tiffany

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The Art of True Transformation

True Transformation is Dying.

A metaphysical death, a spiritual death, an Ego death. A lot of people call it the Dark Night of the Soul. Some call it being born anew. Going through being stripped of everything you thought you were, all of the beliefs you believed to be true. You don’t see yourself the same anymore. You don’t see people the same anymore. Heck, maybe you didn’t even notice the people around you BEFORE all of this happened to you, and now that you’ve been Awakened, you truly SEE the people around you for the first time in your life. You see the whole world with fresh new eyes.

As our old selves die, a new version of ourselves emerges and therefore we are reborn. One of the terms for this is Ego Death. Transformation is killing old aspects of ourselves that no longer served us in a positive way, so we can continue to evolve and grow as souls.

To remember our true selves, we’d have to forget our old false sense of self.

I will tell you a little story. When I was younger, I used to dream a lot about snakes. At the time I was going through a lot of emotional times.  I used to fight and argue a lot with my siblings and parents, I often felt misunderstood by everyone. I was losing sleep due to phobias and worst case scenarios. My mind couldn’t shut off with excessive thoughts of what-ifs. Fear and guilt was ruling my life. Snakes was just another thing to be afraid of, I thought. But one night something happened that caused me stop having nightmares about snakes.  I saw a ‘spirit’ of a snake. That’s the only way I could describe it.  I was just going through another restless night. I was lying on my side, and when I turned over,  I saw black eyes staring back at me. A snake. He was about medium-sized, he was grey but sometimes even looked translucent. He was lying only a few inches away from me.  I wasn’t dreaming. I could distinguish between reality and a nightmare,and this wasn’t a dream. But I wasn’t fully awake either. I was in a state of consciousness between sleep and awake. This snake just stared at me, and for a second I felt that pang of fear crawl up in me and I realized I couldn’t move, nor yell for my parents. The fear intensified. But then the moment passed and I realized how calm this snake is. It was so still. We stare at each other for awhile, it could have been a minute, it could have been an hour. I don’t know how long it was, but by the time he disappeared and I gained full control of my body, I wasn’t afraid of snakes anymore.  Of course, I woke up my parents and told them all about the snake. They looked for it, and looked for it but couldn’t find it. They told me ‘It must have been a dream.” But I know what I saw.  Now usually, you’d think that this experience would only cause my fear of snakes to increase, but nope. I actually love snakes now. 🙂 Years fast forward, and now I see that this experience and the dreams was a significant symbol for me. Snakes represent transformation. Renewal, regeneration, rebirth. It even represents healing! After that period of my life ended, a new beginning began and I started working my way out of living life through Fear. Now I try my best to live life through Love. Perfect Love casts out all fear, right?

I told you this story because I believe that by facing our fears head-on, by truly facing ourselves for what we are, and questioning all of the things we allowed ourselves to believe…by actually make the choice to kill or get rid of our old selves that don’t serve us in a positive way, only then will we have truly achieved transformation. Transcendence beyond the Ego. 

We are what we do. When we make the choice to stop doing what our old selves used to do, and begin to do things closer to our true selves,  we begin to grow into a different person.

As a new person, whatever that was keeping us stuck (or oppressed) no longer does anymore. Now, we are free to be our truest self.

Death is a beautiful thing.

Much Love & Light, As Always

~Tiffany 

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