Notes To My Younger Self:

    Expectations: Any thought or word proceeded by the word “should” is typically tied to an expectation. “He/she should help me…” “That’s what good—friends, parents, partners, neighbors, siblings, bosses, coaches—should do…” “If he/she loves me, they should act like…” “If I want to be important, I should look, behave, speak, do…” “I should do……

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Notes To My Younger Self

Notes To My Younger Self:  “My past errors in judgement do not define me. They are part of my learning process.  My guilt and shame can only hold me back if I allow them. These feelings can’t control or haunt me as long as I use the honesty tool of recovery.  I now have the…

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Notes To My Younger Self:

Notes To My Younger Self.  Personal Power: ~Inner steadfastness free of desire to please, impress, overpower, manipulate, elevate over, compare, diminish, control, negatively judge, dominate, blame.  ~Knowing you’ll have everything you need, exactly when you need it. ~Unshakeable authenticity, joy; walking in grace and unconditional love.  ~Being immovable regardless of any circumstances around you. E.L.…

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Notes To My Younger Self:

  Notes To My Younger Self:  Grace is not allowing disrespectful and damaging words and behaviors. Grace is not sacrificing your own peace or well being. Grace is not doing for others what they can do for themselves. Grace is not self-sacrificing. Grace is not allowing others to manipulate or take advantage. Grace is not…

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Notes To My Younger Self:

Notes To My Younger Self: Blasting others or yourself with negative words or thoughts is diminishing. Blasting others or yourself with negative words or thoughts is inappropriate use of your personal power. Blasting yourself or others with negative words thoughts creates resistance in you and the human stand, blocking peace, joy, love, creativity and abundance.…

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Notes To My Younger Self:

Notes To My Younger Self:  Is it possible that not only do our negative thoughts create resistance and block abundance for us, but also for our brothers and sisters in our human stand?  E.L. Chappel author of Spirit Dance/Storm Makers/Coming very soon: The Surge Our thoughts are powerful. They can create, elevate, breakdown, heal and…

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Notes To My Younger Self:

Notes To My Younger Self. Resistance: Merriam Webster ~the opposition offered by a body or substance to the passage through it Dictionary.com ~A force, such as friction, that operates opposite the direction of motion of a body and tends to prevent or slow down the body’s motion. Britannica ~a force that slows down a moving…

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Notes To My Younger Self:

Notes To My Younger Self:  “As you walk your path, look forward and look up.”~Ellen Gibson Guerrero  E.L. Chappel author of Spirt Dance/Storm Makers/Coming very soon: The Surge If you look around and begin comparing, you’ll likely loose sight of the fact that we’re all on our own paths, here to learn our own lessons…

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Notes to My Younger Self:

  Notes To My Younger Self: “At the root of trying to control is fear. A belief that if I manage all the details around me, I’ll feel safe. If I know the outcome—what’s going to happen—it will be familiar and I’ll feel safe. I may not be enjoying myself or expanding, but I’ll feel…

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Notes To My Younger Self:

Notes To My Younger Self:  An excerpt from “The Knight in Rusty Armor” by Robert Fisher. The Knight—the hero of the story—must face what he believes is a dragon blocking his path to finding his authentic self. “Remember, the dragon was only an illusion,” said Rebecca. “And the fire coming out of his mouth? Was…

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