Living Your Best Life

Hello everyone, I’m sharing with you my article from the June issue #12 of The Inspired Guide magazine (here).

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Are you living your best life?  Are you being true to yourself?  Are you opening up to Spirit and letting life flow through you?   Or, are you holding back for fear of failure and doubts that swallow you up?  When life presents us with the opportunity to as Joseph Campbell said, “follow your bliss” we have a choice we either pick it up and run with it, or we fold and lock ourselves inside fear and doubt.

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In every moment we have the opportunity to become consciously awake to our own self, to remove the layers of fear that we’ve covered ourselves up with.  To change habits and thoughts and beliefs that no longer are for the highest good of us and let life move us, grow us. 

We’re having a life to feel all the emotions, to live and create, to open up and allow life to live through us.  We have choice and freedom to create what we want to experience. To create ourselves and to recreate ourselves.  To expand and grow into higher dimensions of consciousness.  We get to choose and decide how we want to experience ourselves.  But we cannot experience anything if we stand still because fear and doubt overshadow our desires.

So, there it was, my dream come true, totally unexpected and out of the blue, my publisher asking if I’d like to be a regular contributor to the magazine.  OMG!!!  WOW!!!  This has been my dream, my vision, what I’ve been asking the universe for, and here it is, the offer, and just like that as I’m jumping up and down for joy (in my head) fear and doubt showed up and I became overwhelmed with – oh no I don’t know if I can do it, this is a huge commitment…fear and doubt overtook my thoughts and squashed my joy.

Keeping myself small and hiding from my greatness is not following my bliss.  I had a choice to make, do I let fear rule me, or do I empower myself and allow life to grow me, and the best way I know how to get passed fear and doubt is to face it.  The answer came writing in my journal – Yes! I’m following my bliss.  I’m stepping into my new path with love, passion and gratitude.  I wholeheartedly accept the invitation and I’m ready to live my next highest best life.

Here are 4 powerful tips that have worked for me:

  • Write down your fearful thoughts. Ask yourself how much value do they have?  They only have the value you assign them.
  • Fear is a natural energy, we all have it and fear doesn’t want growth. Decide what you want more, to stay inside fear or to live the greatest version of you.
  • Remind yourself of an accomplishment that scared you at first but you did it anyway.
  • Start giving thanks as if you already have achieved. Being grateful, keeping in mind the outcome of your vision, seeing yourself already a success, will move you through fear.

Life is an exploration of who we are, a journey for spiritual and emotional fulfillment.  Life invites us to follow our own calling, seek new ways explore new ideas, become consciously awake to our own self.  To grow, expand, reach for the stars and live our highest best life.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2020

A Message From the Universe

A couple of days ago I woke up with this phrase in my mind – I desire my life – and at first I thought I knew exactly what it means.  Of course, what better than to desire your own life?  To want it so much that you can’t stand it.  To desire it with all the perfections and the imperfections, all the everything, desire it to its deepest essence.

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But, then I realized that I don’t really know what this phrase means, that it goes beyond just the surface and that there’s a much deeper and richer meaning here.  Yes, I love my life, but what does, I desire my life mean?  I’ve been thinking on this ever since.  I even wrote it down on a sticky note and stuck it on my fridge.

Sometimes I get a message, a phrase, or a word that pops into my mind and I don’t always know the why, the meaning, or what I’m suppose to do with this.  The answer is not always clear and in plain view.

I think that sometimes when we get a message, we’re meant to just sit with it and be patient with it.  It’s like the universe has planted a seed that we have to allow to take root, and grow, unfold and reveal itself in its own time, divine time.  We’re meant to take a journey with it, there are things that need to get uncovered along the way.

Maybe I should take the question and turn it around and ask – what about my life do I not desire?  This one question may be enough to bring to light what has been hidden from me, something I haven’t thought of before, but that I need to explore to open a new doorway within.

So my journey with – I desire my life – begins.  I have no idea where it will lead me to, or how it will unfold, but I’m trusting and welcoming the process that will open a deeper knowing within.

Does this resonate with you?  Does it spark an idea for you?  If you’re feeling it I’d love to hear from you.

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2019

More Magic Every Day

When you become aware of what you need to nourish yourself every day, your life becomes more magical.  Ask yourself…

what do I need to do

to nourish

myself today?

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Maybe just five minutes of quiet time alone

Just a moment of rest or to reflect

A moment to bring yourself back to center

Maybe what you need is a nourishing meal

Drink water to flush your system out

Bring good thoughts to your mind

Stretch – Yoga – Exercise – Take a walk around your neighborhood

Forgive yourself

Praise yourself

Love yourself a little more today

Maybe you need to connect with your passion

Shine your light

Say no to a party you don’t want to attend

Believe in yourself

Have faith

Say yes to your life

Look inside yourself

Bring your awareness inward

Start a journal writing practice

What do you need to do to nourish yourself today?…

Blessings

COPYRIGHT MASHA G. ELLMAN 2018