Pride Festival Reflection

I had the honor to share a booth, at the Pride Festival, with one of my good friends, Elena, owner of Sit Means Sit in St. Petersburg, FL. It was a very enlightening experience. I have never had the chance to attend such an event, even though I have always wanted to be there to support. I left with the overwhelming feeling of how badly people are not able to express themselves fully on a daily basis. That there has to be a special occasion to actually let ourselves free as we truly are. This is mind boggling to me. I mean, I sort of got it before, but this event really opened my eyes. The people there were allowed to express themselves as who and what ever they wanted to and it was ok. At least from my view, it was full of love and there wasn’t any violence.

The only negative energy I received, the entire time at the festival, was from other Reiki practitioners. I was giving free Reiki to whomever wanted to sit for 5-10 minutes, in the heat, and receive some light. I didn’t see the harm. However, there were 3 older women, all on different occasions, come up and ask me if I was a Reiki Master or not. And when I told them I was a 2nd step, they proceeded to tell me “well I am a master” and walk away. I don’t know about you, but I love me some free Reiki. Also, I’ve had crappy Reiki experiences from all walks of Earth, 1st steps, 2nd steps and Reiki masters. It has to do with how clear you are with opening yourself up to being a conduit of the light, at least in my experience. Honestly, the snobbery within healers really needs to stop. That is not what we are here to do. This will be written more about in another blog.

So, in my reflection, my overall experience of being a vendor at the Pride Festival was pretty darn good. I was able to give Reiki to about 10 people, sold a few pride rainbow bracelets, enjoyed laughter with many and watched people being who they truly are for the moment.

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LOVE – The Foundation of Life

Love is the foundation of your existence, and you’re just as worthy of receiving as you are of giving love and compassion.

This is an important time to care, nurture and love YOURSELF. Being able to experience this power and energy is something most people strive for on a daily basis. It can be something that can also destroy you if you strive for it negatively. We are born with pure love and then as we grow older we are taught many other things about love through our parents, grandparents, teachers, society, events in our lives, etc. This can affect our perspective of what LOVE truly is.

LOVE IS ENERGY

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Love isn’t just a word you say to your “love ones”. Love is much more than a simple 4 letter word. Love is everything and nothing at the same time. Love is transforming. Love is beautiful. LOVE IS YOU! YOU ARE LOVE! Now is the time to change your life and see your self-worth. Time to analyze what you are letting in your life. What types of people do you hang around? Do they represent love and help uplift you? If not, it might be time to love yourself more and honor yourself by creating new loving relationships. Number 1 is starting to create a loving relationship with YOU! You can start your journey of self-love by sitting for 5 minutes with your hand on your heart, breathing deeply and feeling love radiate inside of you. By doing this simple exercise daily, you can start feeling a shift within yourself and your whole life. This will help you send love inwards for yourself and outwards towards others more compassionately.

…it will allow you to receive and give love, and to radiate as the pure soul that you truly are. – John Holland, The Spirit Messages Daily Guidance Oracle Deck

Living in a Fear of Change

This past 3 weeks I have been working crazy hours to get my businesses up and running. Something I have dreamed about for most my adult life. I spent way too many years not doing what I wanted to do and after getting my butt kicked at an entrepreneur event, I decide to push myself to the limits and get out of the fears of change and stability. I feared of not being liked, not having enough, not being good enough, not having anyone follow or like me, and on and on. So many fears come up when things need to be changed. Its how you decide to use those fears and let them run you. I am choosing NOW to use fear today to push me out of my comfort zone and get my butt out there and stop hiding.

UPDATE: I still continue to work on releasing the fears that come from starting your own business without support of the people closest to you. Each day I have to have a constant reminder that I can do this. I CAN do this. I CAN do this. I CAN do this. Repeating that to myself has helped me stay grounded and in my “go to” attitude. It might be a simple statement however, for me, it works (most of the time). I might find myself being super stressed out and crying because I am a perfectionist and want everything to happen NOW and my way, like most people. But for the most part, when I come back and recite these simple words to myself, it brings me back to my center and reminds me of why I am doing this.

What statement works for you? Is there something you have been meaning to do but let fear stop you? What can you do for yourself today to make that first step in creating that life you always wanted?

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