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Redirect Yourself : How to Shift from Upset to Empowerment

Redirect Yourself : How to Shift from Upset to Empowerment

On the day I write this I have been feeling emotionally out of it. My trust in The Universe has been shaky. My balance between masculine and feminine energy has been, well, not balanced. My consistency with blogging and working toward my goals has been lackluster. I’ve been feeling resistance and resentment more than I’d like to, especially in the last 2 days. Looking at those realities is not easy. Accepting those realities is also not easy. And turning it all around can be even harder. This is the practice in spiritual practice. This is where the climb gets a little rocky and uneasy to navigate on the journey of life.

How to Shift from Upset to Empowerment from the Spirit & Soul blog

After watching some of this year’s Super Soul Sessions I’m here at the keyboard, writing the blog for this Friday. The blog I am writing is not the blog I have ‘scheduled’. This is the dance of doing the work and serving as best as I can.¬†An hour ago I wrote a letter to The Universe and I was kind of blunt, a little angry if I’m being honest. I wrote that letter half to The Universe as a prayer and asking for help, and half to yell at myself for not being where I need to be. This journey, this self-improvement, lead the world to the light, be of the highest integrity at every moment possible journey is fucking hard. I wrote about how Danielle LaPorte teaches to embrace the mess of the journey in her latest book this past week, and here I am fumbling through my own mess.

As I move through my own test from The Universe I’m here to get real with myself, get vulnerable with you, and share my process of redirecting my energy so that even when I find myself out of alignment I can feel empowered and confident in the journey.

I’ve stepped into a huge challenge for myself, I am one of those people who catches the vision and is determined to make it happen. This blog is a part of my vision, as is rileyreign.co, as is writing books and being a speaker at a future Super Soul Sessions. I am in this for life. I’m not sure if that’s something I decided or something that just is a part of me, but it is either way. I tend to believe that I was made for this. Because of this journey I’ve chosen, there is a hell of a lot of growing, learning, and expanding to do. While this isn’t often physical work, it is work and it can become exhausting very fast.

I find that if I don’t keep up with it and keep up with self-care, I do get tired. This is when I get doubtful, scared, or untrusting in my Higher Power. While I feel like because of the path I have chosen I do not have time for that, the reality is that I need these moments. They fuel my growth, they teach me some of the biggest lessons, and they can become my most powerful moments of empowerment — if I allow them to be, and if I do the work so that they can be.

Acknowledge that you’re in a funk.

Doing the work to transmute the tired into the empowered and the fearful or untrusting into the confident and certain is not easy, but if you can manage it, it can become one of the most valuable practices. This work begins with recognizing when you’re out of it. If you cannot recognize when you’re not in alignment and not in your power, you won’t be able to move through these feelings in the first place.

Shift your focus.

Once I’ve taken note that I am mentally, energetically, and sometimes physically not where I want to be, I do something about it. It sounds simple, I know. That’s because it is. If you aren’t where you wish to be, you’ve got to move. Growth does not come from stagnancy, it comes from movement. So when I acknowledge that I am not feeling what I need to feel I do what it takes to change it. Today that became watching Super Soul Sessions, other days it is listening to Danielle LaPorte’s ‘Decide to Rise’ spoken word. This small right action into creating momentum of motion gets me inspired. Or at the very least, it reminds me that I need to get back to work. (see the super soul sessions that inspired this blog post here and here)

Reconnect with your Truth.

Ahhh, I can breathe now. Inspiration. Refreshed by a deep reminder of my intentions. Now that I have gotten back into a place of confidence I can begin the other steps it takes to redirect my energy from upset into empowerment. This often times for me turns into a short meditation, or a rekindling of my connection with my Higher Self. Light sourcing meditations, journaling, and listening to songs that remind me of my purpose are some go-to’s for me. (listen to the song I currently have on repeat as I type this here)

Now I remember who I am, what I am doing, and where I want to go. Often times I have learned my lesson for the week/month/day and I take some deep breaths to soak it in. And I get back to work. Today this resulted in a open, vulnerable, and refreshing blog. Yes, you guessed it, it’s the one you’re reading right now.

May this process of shifting your energy guide you out of discomfort and into empowerment.

How do you shake off your doubt, upset, or fear? Do you have a different practice for redirecting your focus and energy? Please share in the comments below if you feel called to offer your practice to others.

 

Namaste
~Riley Reign

 

5 Practices To Inspire Powerful Shifts Within Your Life This New Year

5 Practices To Inspire Powerful Shifts Within Your Life This New Year

I’m on a New Years kick this January! To close out the month I want to share the most impactful practices to inspire and create the powerful shifts many of us desire with this New Year. 2016 has been dubbed ‘the year we won’t talk about’ and I think many of us have collectively agreed and have been feeling that 2017 will be the year we all kick ass.

So, if you’re ready to get growing and creating the life and you that you want, these 5 practices are for you!

Forgiveness :

The first practice I have for you is Forgiveness. Yes, I’m coming right out of the gate with the biggest and (only when you make it) hardest work. This practice has the power to unlock your potential and free you from so many blocks. A few ways to begin your forgiveness journey are – journaling exercises, guided meditations, and allowing yourself to work through the experience that you need to forgive.

Gratitude :

Practicing Gratitude is one of my personal favorite and most powerful practices I work with consistently. I believe that holding gratitude for your darknesses/trials is equally as important as forgiving them. I’ve written a more in depth piece about how Gratitude can change your life here. And Tony Robbins has a beautiful perspective on the topic, that intertwines into forgiveness, in this video here.

Holding Gratitude within your life will help you ignite more happiness, joy, and beauty within your life, purely by acknowledging and taking mental note of the beauty that is already present.

Clarity :

Clarity might not sound like a practice, but it is quite the powerful one. When you can shift your focus from chaos or drama to clarity and insight your life will shift with you. We often get wrapped up in dramatic and stressed storylines, it happens. Moving your focus from those storylines to seeking clarity and direction will open up the space of your life.

This can bring new people, opportunities, and alignment to your world like you have never seen. It opens up new channels for the Universe to provide for you through and that is an incredibly magical thing.

Fierce Dedication :

In order to keep those resolutions or enliven and attract the manifestation of your goals, you need fierce dedication. When your dreams are backed by your drive and action, nothing is impossible. I personally fell out of my meditation practice in a big way over the end of 2016. I picked it back up with the rest of my goals in 2017 with fierce dedication, and everything so far has been peachy within my life and practices.

Sometimes it is hard to keep inspired and motivated with your dedication, so long as you remember to work with that fire in your belly and let it drive you rather than overwhelm you you will be golden. There is no doubt that you can make the dream work when you are supported by action and inspiration.

Openness :

Things change throughout life all the time, holding a practice and awareness of openness makes the impact and stress of these changes a whole lot softer and less powerful over your energy and thoughts. Carrying an open energy will also make you more inviting to new opportunities, people, and life paths.

If you can be open with yourself, your life, and the flow of all of those things together everything will flow with much more ease, grace, and alignment. Resistance will never allow you anything like that, so let it go, and open up.

 

I am excited to hear about how these practices have helped you within your life before, and how you plan to use them this year for maximum growth and magic in the comments below!

May these 5 practices guide you to exactly where you need to be throughout 2017.
Namaste
~Riley Reign

 

Present Yourself Like the Sun // A Mantra Manifesto

Present Yourself Like the Sun // A Mantra Manifesto

Present yourself like the sun
ever present

quiet when the time is right
bright when it is time to work your light

Radiant
Warm
Encompassing
Encouraging
Nurturing
Bursting yet whole
Expansive from within

Always providing light, despite sometimes being in the dark yourself
Something to rely on, not to be taken for granted
One + Only
Divinely placed within your surroundings

 

 

Namaste
~Riley Reign