Connection

It is time to learn and practice presence. It is by presence that awareness may happen. And when you are present to this moment and aware of what is being presented to you in this moment, you can truly live and make the absolute most of this life experience.

It is imperative to know how to receive gifts when they are presented to you. This way, you can take what you need from every experience and situation that happens and use that information to evolve, grow, and change as you need and want to.

In order to receive, you must be aware. Awareness is key. If you are not aware, if you are not cognizant of all that is present around you, you can not live. You can not make informed decisions and choices. You can not create your life for yourself.

Choice is everything. It is by making a choice that your life takes shape. Your choices form the person that you are and become, every moment of every day.

You see, it is all connected. One thing stems form another and creates the present life experience, which turns into years and your overall life story. But it all begins with Love. Everything started with love and that is where it all ends. Find your love. Find and cultivate your self love, and from there your life will take place. Life is created by connection. Life is connection. Your connection to yourself and all that surrounds you is all that you have. Nourish that connection. Take the best care of it as you can. Love and connection are our life lines. – AJ

 

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Personal Affirmation

I am love. I am enough.

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You are love. With intention, attention, and action you are always becoming love. Say it, repeat it, believe it, know it, live it. –  AJ

Pain

Pain is necessary, suffering is not

Pursue your passions, accept your struggle. Let your pain shape you, and love transform you.” 

         – Mirtha Michelle, Castro Mármol

Pain is a tool to be used and learned from. It is meant to help us. It assists in our growth, which makes it an important factor in life. We just need to remember this, and pain itself, as well as letting go after the experience, won’t be an issue. 

Suffering, on the other hand, is neither necessary or useful. Suffering begets extra negativity that we do not need. It is what causes us to hold on. Holding onto things, emotions, ideas, and people we do not need and that do not serve us is unnecessary. We do not have to suffer. Suffering is a self-inflicted mechanism that we have 100% control over.

Accept what you can not change, and learn to change what you can. Always be on the learning curve. Pain is your ally. 

Feel and let go. Attach yourself to nothing except Love. 

Soul Journey

A personal note.

The personal journey is a messy roller coaster that is ever changing. Its hard and it’s crazy, and it can be overwhelming. At the same time, that is also what makes the growth so worth it. That feeling of knowing what you came through, what you survived, and what you overcame to get where you are. That is a beautiful feeling. I’m trying to remember that.

Growth is a gift and so is everything that comes with it. I enjoy the highs and am so grateful for the beauty that is Life in all its infinite, wondrous glory. I am just as grateful for the lows. They aren’t fun while you’re there but they really do so much for us in helping to make this life what it is. That sense of fulfillment through self-care and self-love is truly indescribable. And even more potent when you realize that it was you who made it through. You had help from great guides, teachers, and influences along the way, but it was you who did the work and came out victorious.

I’m going through a phase of self-discovery and the Universe is testing me to see what I’m  really made of. Boy do I have some work to do. But all I can think right now is to be grateful. When you see life that way it really does help and make whatever situation you’re in better. Being in a constant state of gratefulness brings forth the concrete strength that lies within you. You have to work at it and it is a huge trail, but it is vital not to give in.

It is also imperative to make sure, especially this day in time when there is so much out there to absorb, to have positive, kind, goodhearted, humble guides, teachers, and inspirations to look up to and learn from. They are key to your journey. We are in full control of what we give attention to and the energy that we absorb through social media (a great perk!). Use that wisely. You don’t have to absorb bad energy and negativity. It’s always going to be there but you NEVER have to give power to it.

Stay focused on you and your journey. Do everything you can to stay within yourself and not get caught up with things that stifle, and hinder you. Feel what you feel, let whatever comes come, and let go of whatever needs to be released. We all have the innate senses to know what we need and don’t need. Be smart and work smart, not hard. Grind but do not wear yourself out. And whenever you find yourself out of alignment, acknowledge it and come back to your core.

The Source lies within you. Your Source is in your core, it is your core. Remember. Come back to your core, your center. There you will find all you need. In your core lies all the answers. In your core lies your connection to all, to everything within and outside of you. That connection is Life. That is who and what you truly are. You are the Sun, the Moon, the Stars. You are a Milky Way, a Galaxy, the Universe. Your body is temporary but You are Infinite. You everything, everywhere, and everlasting.  Remember. Love. Love yourself, love others, enjoy the journey.