Responsible consciousness comes to mind when I saw a video on the internet of a couple speaking about being conscious and about their connection to a higher power, source, Spirit, universe, God etc. No judgement here as I can understand the voice or inner knowing that whispers to us when behaving or making a decision etc.
But.....When do we recognize that we are responsible for our actions? Meaning, I have a belief, that everything is Love. When we act with love, we accept the love that we are. So when behaving in a way that hurts someone, because "Spirit/God/Source" says so, how is that acceptable and congruent with our true nature?
The waters get cloudy and the lines get blurry when it comes to this conversation. Obviously, it is up to the individual to decide how to behave. So when speaking of "consciousness" or "inner knowing", I invite you to be careful and seek guidance from your heart. Your heart will not allow you to hurt another.
What if the heart was an organ of perception or awareness, that allows us to behave in a way that only offers the highest and greatest good through Love or a Loving act? Engaging compassion and benevolence is our true nature but we have forgotten.
In this ever changing world of curiosity and awareness or awakening, we must take responsibility for acting within every moment through the veil of LOVE. To hold every human being within the context of this highest vibration. Love is universal and transcends all energies, we fight for it, we die for it, we kill for it. Perhaps it is worth investigating the consciousness of our heart and choose to LOVE ALWAYS.
Have you ever gone against your own gut feelings to conform to a structure or said boundaries that do not feel right? When is it ok to break the rules?
If it doesn't feel right in your core then only you have the power to either speak your truth or follow along with something that intuitively is not in alignment. Why would you do that?
What if this was an opportunity to step into your truth and courageously lead by the congruence of your heart? That maybe in questioning the "rules" you can access a more creative way of doing or, better yet being, that creates an opening for new possibilities?
Here you create a new pathway, the one that works for YOU, the one that makes you come ALIVE, rather than shrink and ride the conveyor belt of the status quo or other people's perspectives or standards.
Now I am not saying all rules are bad, all I am saying is seek YOUR truth! Question yourself, do an inquiry of what your soul is telling you, pay attention and listen. You may find that you have a new road to forge, one that others are waiting to follow or listen to. Maybe just maybe you were meant to LEAD. Maybe not......
Either way, I say, give yourself permission to break the rules sometimes and tune into the beat of your heart's calling and
Dance to the rhythm of your music.
You may find yourself dancing more and singing more and courageously living vibrantly and sucking the juice out of life!!
Sounds like a blast and I would love to join YOUR party!! Big hugs!! xoxox
~ Fierce Grace Transformation ~
Freedom - We all want it, we all strive for it and want to feel it in every core of our being. What does it mean really??
Freedom from stress
Freedom from doubt
Freedom from fear
Freedom from anger
Freedom from judgment
Freedom from shame
Freedom from anxiety
The list goes on and on…when it comes down to it, the Freedom we are after is to just BE! To be free to live our life unapologetically and uninhibited. To Flow through life dancing to the beat of your own drum.
When we look at those that have done this, that have stepped into that fearless place of living life on their terms, we admire them, we are mesmerized by their courage and their unwillingness to conform by someone else rules. People like Prince, Elvis or Elton John, they decided to be and bring who ‘they’ are to the public eye, as crazy and far out as it may have seemed, they courageously said, this is WHO I AM.
So what prevents us from doing the same? To release all resistance from showing up and living fully and completely FREE from inhibitions? In my experience, it boils down to FEAR. Fear from being judged, fear of going after our desires and not making the mark.
The question that comes to mind is what is the biggest Freakin FEAR????
It is SO heavy to compare ourselves, to judge ourselves, I mean, If we were placed on this earth to be and act like everyone else then, damn, we have a very long life at learning how to be like 7 billion people!! No wonder it is so HEAVY and EXHAUSTING!! All this so that we will be liked or accepted?? So that we will be part of the “team"?
When we do this what happens is, we hide our true selves because that doesn’t fit in to being like the rest and we feel like a FRAUD. Which in turn makes us FEARFUL of allowing anyone to find out about the “real” us. That is when insecurity sets in or lack of self worth and shame.
This is why it feels so daunting. We have made a practice at it. We have conditioned ourselves to show up based on what will be socially accepted. We even ask people how they are because it is the “polite” thing to do when we really don’t want to hear the answer. So we fake interest or kindness?? Is this really what we want? Is this what we are working so hard to be like??
What if we switched it?
What if we went against the grain and decided to show up as our true self, the one that we have kept hidden, the one that is wacky and silly or passionate and sexy or weird and crazy and exquisitely brilliant? What if that was the greatest gift you can offer this world? YOUR kind of wild! What if you were made the way you were ON PURPOSE?!? That this was the very secret to your success and achievement of all of your dreams?
Harness the POWER and the incredible gift of your HUMAN SPIRIT!
The Spirit that lives inside you waiting for your calling. The one that will show up in your life to create and drive all of your wildest desires and thus yield you all you ever wanted and beyond what you could have imagined.
This is where you are UNLEASHED to the world, the MAGNIFICENCE of YOUR ESSENCE. Watch what happens in your life. Not only will you achieve FREEDOM, you will be magnetic and emit an energy that will fuel you and all those around you. That is what this world needs!!!! If we all step into our kind of crazy, FREEDOM is not only within reach, all we ever wanted will magically flow into our lives. When we are FREE we are able to truly LOVE ourselves and thus give LOVE freely to all those that we meet and connect with.
This is the key to raising Humanity at the highest level and changing the vibrational frequency of dark to light, of hate to Love. This is how POWERFUL each and everyone of you are. You matter more than you know and YOU are the radiant light that will shift the world.
EMBRACE IT AND BRING IT, IT IS TIME!
~ Fierce Grace Transformation ~
Sometimes when setting a goal, we “try and try again”. We set our goals and reset our goals and then after we beat ourselves up, we yet again, create another set of goals…what does it take to get out of our own way?
The year begins and by February there are spaces again in the parking lot of the gym due to how many people fell off of their New Year resolution. We get clear on our ‘why’, but the bottom line is, we consistently find reasons why we can’t do it; we are blaming machines! We know we need to get to the gym, or crush that deadline or break that record, however, in the moment of setting the goal, we lack COMMITMENT. We begin to find all of the reasons why we couldn’t accomplish the goal. “My alarm didn’t go off”, “my family came over with pizza”, “Sally didn’t get the proposal done in time”, etc, etc. Guess what, they could all be true, and “so what”. Like the quote says:
“The facts don’t count when you are committed”
The heart of the matter is, that when you commit, fully commit, to the outcome that you are seeking, achievement is yours. It is like engaging the heart to the decision. It is where you find the grit, passion and will to defy the odds and command your body, mind and conscience to work in conjunction with the heart and maximize your results.
Commitment engages a different part of your Spirit, it not only says, it WILL do it, it also see’s it happening in advance. The heart is already celebrating the win. When you fuel your decision with commitment that is fully engaged by the hearts calling to defy the odds and break through any limitation, success is yours. Its that moment when everything else disappears and your vision narrows and all you see is the finish line. Commitment accesses a hidden muscle that is just waiting to be called. It is your 20x factor. This is where you find that no matter how far you have come when you think you are all maxed out and couldn’t possibly do more, there is another 20x’s more that you actually have to give.
So how committed are you to this game of life, business, relationships, abundance and health? Are you testing the waters and dabbling, finding reasons why you can’t or are you FULLY COMMITTED to turning your dreams into realities? Ultimately, the choice is yours. There isn’t anyone else that is writing the next chapter of your life but you.
So I ask you….if there is one person who has done it, actually defied the odds and made the impossible, possible…then
WHY NOT YOU?
The only limitation to your success is the belief that there is one. Choose NOW to make your life a brilliant masterpiece! Grab it by the throat and tell it who’s boss! You GOT THIS and you are so definitely WORTH it!
~ Fierce Grace Transformation ~
How often do we put ourselves in the line of fire before we wipe our brow take a deep breath and decide that enough is enough?
The line of fire can be a charged relationship, a negative partnership in business, or a negative emotion that does not serve you, however you keep putting yourself in situations that perpetuate the negative emotion. Sometimes it seems that we have to get tarred and beaten before we realize that we are the masters of our destiny.
The point is, do we have to come to a state of apathy or mental, emotional, physical beat down to wake up and take a stand for our own beautiful spirit?? Do we have to become bloodied and bludgeoned before we decide that we are worthy of more? It is NOT noble to SUFFER!! It doesn’t make the rise that much more valiant because we suffered more.
What if we decide to create our lives by our vision of a masterpiece right NOW? What if we put in place everything that stalks that deck in our favor to be extraordinary? To be at the cause of our lives not the effect and suck the juice out of this amazing experience we call life?
Life will bring its challenges as all life does, it is what makes this life so incredibly amazing as it creates polarity. We can’t know light without knowing dark, we can’t know positive without knowing negative so trust that if you take the bull by the horns and with Intent and Inspired action decide to make your life everything you could possibly imagine, that you will have the adversity and road blocks that take you out for the moment or cause you to stumble but that is the richness in life!! So long as you see those bumps in the road as learning or growing opportunity rather than a disempowering belief that will have you stumble down the rabbit hole of victimization. Life will throw PLENTY at you so you don’t have to put yourself in the line of anyone’s fire or a disempowering situation.
It is an illusion that we HAVE to live within anything that doesn’t serve our highest and greatest good. Often times we see it as noble because well we don’t want to hurt anyone…..the bottom line is that if you are not living connected to your Spirit and loving yourself and living life with joy, you are already causing those you think you are protecting, harm, because they are not getting the full expansive beautiful wholeness of you. Your essence is diminished because deep down inside you know that you are suffering, that something isn't right and that clouds your energy and lowers your vibration.
So lets stop this and get off of this crazy train. It is just patterned conditioning that we have learned along the way that we have the power to change.
I invite you to check in with yourself. What are you tolerating? A bad relationship, overeating, alcohol use/abuse, or maybe it is just waiting for someone to validate you or for someones approval….no matter what, get curious and ask yourself:
~ Is this making me feel good?
~ Is it fueling my energy or draining it?
~ Why am I putting myself in this?
~ What am I seeking to gain?
~ What do I believe I will feel when I get it?
~ Is it something that I can give myself?
You see, when we are looking outside of ourselves to fulfill a part that is lacking, it is presupposing that we are not whole and complete, therefore, making us feel that we are not enough. What if we can fill this gap with our own self love, validation and approval? I believe that this is why the situation is showing up in our lives over and over again to force us to take a stand. A stand for our own beauty and our own magnificence. If we don’t see the brilliance of our own light and the beauty of our Spirit, how can anyone else?
It is time to take a deep look at ourselves and realize our power and beauty. There is no one else like YOU! You are made the way you are with purpose and ON purpose, don’t be stingy with your ESSENCE!! Share your beauty with us. There are a lot of shifts happening in the world right now and we need each and every light to shine in love and radiance. It is this deep love for self and one another that will help shift humanity. It is a misconceived notion to believe that your light is not brilliant not magnificent and awe inspiring. Says who??
So connect, breathe, put your hand on your heart and know that you are ALREADY enough and you don’t have to suffer not another minute!! The gift of YOUR Human Spirit is what the world needs now more than ever. When you realize how incredible you are, you begin to emit that to each and every person in your life and even energetically to all you experience. You are now an energetic field of love, power and grace. Your essence will be felt and you will affect not only your world and those closest to you but also all those that have the pleasure of meeting you.
~Fierce Grace Transformation ~
Tomorrow is not promised. There is so much in life that we make important or that we make matter that causes us suffering. When we seek for joy outside of ourselves we are denying the gift of joy within our own Spirit. The Spirit knows......it is clear and divine perfection upon its arrival to this human experience. Somewhere along the journey of life, we lose our way.
From the first moment we feel hurt or disappointment or when someone doesn't treat us well, whether it be a school friend, teacher, sibling, parent, boss, partner, lover or even a stranger, we begin to stack meaning and associations to who we are and our identity begins to form. Each layer convincingly moving away from the knowing that our Spirit seeks to remind us of. We start to shield the innocence of our wounded heart and we layer walls of protection and forget our divine wholeness and beauty.
From this space, we hold grudges and we blame, criticize and judge ourselves and our fellow man. We act out or withhold love, we hide our essence for fear that it will be hurt again and then we begin to believe that happiness lies outside of ourselves. We believe that it lies in the form of achievement of this certificate or that Job, that house, a specific car or specific relationship and we lose our sense of self. Then as the years pass us by, we get to that point when we are sitting on our rocking chair with tons of regret or worse yet, we lose someone in an instant and we suffer because we never forgave or spoke the love that was always in our hearts. Marianne Williamson said:
"Miracles occur naturally with love, every time we withhold love, it is a withhold of a miracle."
In an article in Inc.com, they identified the 12 most common regrets that people have before they die, they are:
All of these equate to a lack of acknowledging the gift of our authentic self. We are LOVE, we are born in love it is our innate nature.
So do we have to wait until we die? Or do we have to wait until a loved one is taken from us?
This is a question to really ponder! Life is to short to SUFFER! If beneath all of the walls of protection, in the quiet still of the night when no one is listening, you are knowing that there is love in your heart that you have not been sharing or expressing, then I encourage you to take a stand today and LET GO! Let go of all of the past references that have prevented you from forgiving, from loving, from laughing and living within your highest potential of unconditional love to all those that you come in contact with, especially those that have hurt you. It doesn't mean that you agree, condone or like certain behaviors, but what if each person that hurt you, was doing the best they could with what they have been given? They were in your life for a reason and now you get to choose to find the gift or live in the anger, resentment or judgement of them, which only fuels the egoic mind that wants to keep you from your Spirit's calling.
Connect to the beauty of your Spirit, awaken it, fuel it and embrace the limitless possibilities of your human potential to LOVE every minute of every day, as when you give love you get love tenfold! YOU deserve it, don't you?
~ FierceGrace Movement ~
You can find the Inc article referenced above, here.
An unmanaged thought can quickly take control of all of our experiences. When asked, "Are we our thoughts?" 95% of the time the answer is "yes". If this is true, then how do we know that we are even having a thought? In the world of personal development we consistently talk about breaking through our limiting beliefs, when you think about it, our beliefs are made up of our repetitive thought patterns. What we say in our minds and what we feed consistently. If then, we can shift our beliefs by adjusting our thoughts we take back control and shift to an empowering belief.
Ok so here is the question....if we have the power to shift our thoughts, aren't we then choosing our thought? If so, "who" is doing the choosing? Meaning, if we are our thoughts and we can change our thoughts at any given time, what part of us is doing the choosing? This opens up the opportunity to explore an even deeper part of our existence. If we are not our thoughts, then what are we?
Eckhart Tolle says, "We are the consciousness beneath the thought". The awareness of the thought itself. This creates an opportunity to be the observer of the thought. When we are able to separate from the thought and be the observer, we can now make a conscious choice of not only what meaning we give our experiences but also what actions we can take. Our thoughts are a powerful part of ourselves so we don't want to abolish our thoughts but more so "watch the thinker" as Eckhart puts it.
Our consciousness is the intuition, the knowing and the Awakening of our Spirit that lives inside all of us. It speaks truth to us and knows our greater good. We seek it in times of need but sometimes drown out its message by our thinking which is filtered by what we believe we "should" do based on a ton of different life experiences.
So then, what are we to do to Awaken our Spirit and lead a more conscious life? Practice stillness, presence, meditation and heart coherence. When we take the time, even a few moments throughout the day to breathe and connect to the intuitive guidance of our heart and separate from the thought, we are able to open the gateway to the Awakening of our Spirit and find truth about what we are thinking, how we are behaving and what we are believing in. When we can actively be the observer of the thought we are now back in the driver seat of our actions or behavior. We can now choose to suffer and create disempowering meaning to our experiences or find the deeper more empowering meaning to the activity or experience that we are presented with and then take intelligent inspired action moving forward.
The more we acknowledge the magnificence of our active mind from the consciousness of our Awakened Spirit, the greater power we have at creating our Limitless life and unleashing our Human Potential. Once awakened it is yours forever.
~ FierceGrace Movement ~
It was Will Smith that said, "Being realistic is the most common road to mediocrity". If this is true, then how do we gauge what being "realistic" is? When asking that question, it prompts the thought, "realistic, compared to what", "compared to who"?
How often do we gauge our reality around what others think or believe? Is it by statistics, the media, our family, our friends? What's worse is that when we accept other people's version of reality we then get on board the conveyor belt of life. Accepting, behaving and reacting to what we have been conditioned to believe. Which then puts us in the effect not the cause of our life and experiences. We make decisions based on social conditioning or other people's version of us to the point that we lose ourselves and FORGET that we have a choice.
What if we jumped off the conveyor belt, just for a second? What would happen? What if by jumping off we get to see another way? A different way than what we were used to? What if it is better? What if it feels AMAZING? What if it is the gateway that puts you at the cause of your life and unleashes limitless possibilities? A world that in the past, was unimaginable. A world that is created by your design with the reality that you CHOOSE to have in your life.
The secret is.....wait for it........YOU GET TO CHOOSE!! Living by everyone else's standard is exhausting and continuously steers you away from the power, radiance and the unlimited capabilities of your own spirit! The possibilities are endless, there is nothing about you that is limited except the belief that there is a limitation.
Take a peek, step outside the conveyor belt and ride the magic carpet ride of your life and how you want to create it.
Tony Robbins says, "Its in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped".
Once you DECIDE to look and see what is available, your destiny begins and your human potential is unleashed. The minute the ignition is lit, it is yours forever and you will never go back. Fuel it, fan the fire of your brilliant light and watch the richness of your life unfold. Isn't it worth taking a peek?
~ FierceGrace Movement ~
What does it take to unleash Human Potential? What prevents us from living our Legendary Life?
Is it possible that we are lead by a conditioning of behaviors that we have adopted from years of experiences and references, that we have made our identity? What if it were different? What if the road ahead could be anything you would like it to be?
Sometimes we behave and make decisions based on staying consistent with what we believe is our identity. If we can look at our lives from an empty canvas, a blank page, that allows us to create any possibility that we could ever want, what would that look like?
Our past conditions do not define us, we are the creators of this life. We can choose today to live unapologetically and uninhibited right now in this moment.
The brush is in your hands and you get to decide the outrageous, magnificent colors that you want to create on the canvas of your life.
If you spend your life looking at the past mistakes, you are focused on judging the "you" that made those decisions back then. This will have you now making all of your future decisions from the judgement of that part of you. Then you will miss the greatness of who you are today "because" of those past experiences.
Napoleon Hill wrote in Outwitting the Devil, "with every bit of adversity lies a seed of unborn opportunity or its exact advantage". If that is true then perhaps life was happening for you not to you. You might miss it if you are only focused on the pain of the past rather than the opportunity that was available for you.
I invite you to check in with who you are today. What muscle have you built from all of the experiences of the past? What is the magnificence of you in this moment, at this time? What did you do when met with a challenge? How did you move beyond it? What did you focus on to keep moving forward? Stack the deck in your favor! What ELSE did you do? Acknowledge the greatness in you. Bring it to the surface, embrace it, own it and BE it! The door to your potential is in front of you, when is NOW the time to open it?
~ FierceGrace Movement ~
Jessie Torres, Legendary Life Consultant, Adventurer, Speaker and Founder of FierceGrace Transformation. I have a passion for creating partnerships and experiences to elicit your greatness. Uncover & Awaken your spirit and enter into a world of uncapped possibilities.