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This Is For Those That Feel Like Their Dreams Are Impossible

This Is For Those That Feel Like Their Dreams Are Impossible

Throughout my journey I have felt more than enough times that what I am set out to do is nearly impossible, and while spirituality and my soul-journey have more than supported me and held me within that, and carried me all the way to where I am now, I have learned something very valuable from my dreams and goals themselves.

And, that lesson is exactly what I am here to share with you today!

 

This is for those that feel like their dreams are impossible from the Spirit & Soul blog
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So here’s the deal my beautiful soul-seeking, co-creating badasses…

Your dreams are not impossible.
They are almost impossible.

 

#TruthBomb #MicDrop. You see, words have power. More so than we give them credit for. The word almost, in this instant, quite literally creates space for the impossible to be possible. You also grant yourself the permission to be inspired and empowered more than enough to go for it.

 

 

My friends, your dreams, goals, ideas, desires, etc. are not impossible. They are almost impossible. Which makes your dreams, goals, ideas, desires, etc. equally as almost possible. Here, you become empowered. Here, you CAN make it happen. Here, your dreams, goals, ideas, desires, etc. are so much closer to you than you think.

When you operate from this new-found space, you can create anything you dream, think, and desire.

The Law of Attraction says, “Your thoughts create your reality.” So, what are you focused on? How impossible your dreams, goals, ideas, desires, etc. are? Or, how you’ve got just enough space to pull it off, make it happen, manifest magic, and inspire + empower the world with your “almost” impossible mindset to bring positive change.

So to all of you beautiful light-working, inspired as hell souls that are craving something magic but are afraid, feel like (or are told) that your dreams are impossible, or even just don’t know where to start here’s what I’ve got to say :

 

You can do this. 
I know so because I’m doing it too, in my own way, and I’m walking right beside you.

If you believe in yourself and your soul is calling you to show up for something, show up for it. 
It might be scary and push you outside of your comfort zone, but you’ve got magic to share and you can’t hide it or deny the rest of the world that is looking for what you have to offer.

Your dreams are NOT impossible.
They are almost impossible.

Lean into the almost. With everything you’ve got.
It will carry you, I promise.

 

 

If you liked this blog or it brought inspiration and empowerment to you please share your experience in the comments below! If you have any questions about this topic, how to implement it, or why it is important, please ask your question(s) below and I will answer them in our weekly FB Live Q+A Saturday!

Namaste
~Riley Reign

 

Transformation Inspirations : Stepanka Hojdova

Transformation Inspirations : Stepanka Hojdova

I am so excited to feature Stepanka + her story this week on Transformation Inspirations!

Stepanka is the Women’s Talks founder. The moments of her own healing, coaching, and seeking of motivation inspired her to create a safe space for healing through sharing where you can clarify the right direction of your personal development and find energy to fulfill your dreams.

 

Transformation Inspirations Interview with Stepanka Hojdova from the Spirit & Soul blog
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In her own words, this is the story of Stepanka’s transformation…

 

“As a child I have seen a lots of violence and addictions around. And as all kids do I perceived it as a reality. The more pressure was put on me, the more introverted and windrow I was. My grandfather was pedophile and alcoholic. My father was a strong man, who was using an alternative methods such as yoga, meditation and Chinese medicine to heal himself. It was in times when these tools were not as popular as they are now. He was fighting for what is right inside of himself but the systems inputs were still strong and he was using strong physical punishments on me and my brother. When I was 18 I started to listen to my intuition and moved to New Zealand. I went through my own personal struggles. Ups and downs, tiring to find the reason why am I here. I got married and had my baby girl at the age of 23. I knew it will be turn over in my life and it was. When she was two years old, and we started to have interaction as two human beings I have faced what my father had to face. I was using similar up bringing methods as my parents did. One part of me wanted to stop and another was like auto pilot. That was the time, when I started to pray for the first time. I asked for help and  lead to change. Everything started to change.

I found the book You Can Heal Your Life written by Louis L. Hay. For one year and a half I was on daily basis doing all the exercises that were written in that book. I went deeper and deeper and when I felt it is time to ask for another guidance I have found therapy. I have healed the deepest traumas and felt it is time to move forward. That was time when coaching entered into my life and I have started to focus more on the future than on the past.  While I was going through the coaching training, I have fully forgive my father. I took him to my garden, looked into his eyes and told him I forgive him. He started to cry and asked for forgiveness. We have met in some amazing place where we both made decision to let the past go and took full responsibility for our life and the actions we take in our life. From that moment I have started to follow my own path of freedom and I have started to work hard on to build my life. I keep continuing to study, I create projects like www.womens-talks.com which motto is: Openness and sharing heals.” ~ Stepanka Hjodova

Now let’s get into Stepanka’s insightful + compassionate interview…

 

Where were you at before you transformed your life? What was your experience, emotional state, and perspective like?

I was constantly lost and I was experiencing big ups and downs. Confusion was present all the time. Deep inside I was craving for love, but on the outside I was trying to fit in and be accepted. I was suppressing emotions. From my perspective all the so called negative emotions was fault of people around. I didn’t understand that I have to focus on myself and change my own feelings. True forgiveness and compassion. I was blaming the whole world for my bad state. I thought when I lose weight or in any other way look more beautiful, as the magazine says, I will gain more love and acceptance. Also after the transformation I have gained some inner peace and I thought this is how it is going to be forever. I was happy in that state, I have never experienced it before. What was surprise to me was the strong energy that came afterwards. It took me awhile to understand that it is passion. That it is the creative energy I need to use for sharing my gifts with others. For some time I was channelling it as aggression because I had no idea what is going on. I was craving my peace back and I thought I did something wrong. I was afraid that I am going back and that my personal development has failed 🙂 Just when I relaxed and found the courage to start some work based on my visions and ideas that excites me, I have realised that the strong energy is not step back but forward. Recently I have made an interview with Buddhist nun Emma Slade/ Pema Deki and she brought even more clarity into what is happening to me and I suppose many other who do yoga and meditation to again some peace and clarity. That inner peace is great and is necessary for to deal with some traumas, and gain some clarity about what is our next steps, but the point is the life energy what comes after that. That inner peace is just one stage on the spiritual path. The next one is the force that drives us to create amazing things in this world such as creating healing programs for others, or some art or whatever your gifts are. This is a big turning point for me right now. When we manage that, another level of clarity with joy appears.

 

During that period of your life, what did you wish for or dream of the most for yourself?

 

At the beginning it was simply to survive. I was facing total loss of one self. I was imagining myself as dead which was the only way I gained some inner peace. At that moment I knew I have to do something, learn something and change to live. I was fighting for my life. It took me 6 months daily practice to come to at least one day per week to feel o.k. to feel inner peace and to be free of pain. Than it quickly became two days and so on. So for me it was inner peace and clarity. I wanted to be able to give my children love without violence and fear. Back than I had really day by day goals. I wanted to expand the inner peace just for one more day of the week. I have never went for medication as I felt I would work it out myself. I felt it was important to build my own strategy so it stays life long. So love, peace, clarity.

 

When your life began to change, what caused the shift(s) for you?

I hope I am still at the beginning 🙂 That there is way more for me to unfold 🙂 But the milestones would be the birth of my daughter. The beginning of interaction with her. The forgiveness ritual with my father. That was a strong shift as it was for the first time in my life when I did something with all my heart. With all my being I wanted to leave the hate, blame, pain and just feel love towards him and myself. It took a lot of exercises to be able to feel again. Lots of crying and releasing aggression before the forgiveness moment. Also going for the coaching training was a big shift, because I did for the first time in my life what felt right for me. I have overcome my fear of people and I have met a lots of amazing friends with who I am in touch till now. All those were big moments for me. To step out just with who I am really, loving, happy, sometimes angry, sometimes sad me who is o.k. for being myself.

 

What did your transformation look like for you, and how did the experience feel? 

For me it was like being reborn. I literally felt like some part of me is dying and I have to build all new of myself. It was scary as I had no idea where to start or what to do. I come from a really small city in Czech republic where you don’t have access to some therapy community. So I just went on my knees and started to ask for help. I was in chaos but something led me to find psychology help in other bigger city. So I made appointment and went there. After I told what is going on to the lady, she offered me medication. I said no thank you and left. But what I remembered was a book she proposed me to read. I was so stressed that I couldn’t remember the right name of the book. I started to tell the lady in book store some words that came on my mind like love and so on and she gave me the You Can Heal Your Life book. I suppose it was my intuition, God, universe and my determination to change .. that led me in that time of chaos. After some time of work with the book I was strong enough to study more about what is the difference between psychology and psychotherapy and I was able to find a man who was trained in both of them. I was travelling an hour by car to come to his sessions. So it looked like reborn to me and felt like chaos with glimpses of clarity about what is the next right step to do.

 

What practice, tool, or mindset has been the most meaningful and impactful for you along your journey?

It has been changing during time. My transformation started when I was 25 and as I said at the beginning it was the decision of going on my knees and asking for help. I guess I have opened myself to the fact that there is some other, more conscious energy that can lead me through my healing process. The big determination to change was another huge step for me. I have stopped to focus on others and I started to focus on myself. The book from Louise L. Hay and its exercises helped me with that. Later it was the support of the therapist which lasted for two years. When the deepest healing process was done, it was life coaching that helped me to learn how to work with the new energy I have gained. I was learning how to set up goals and how to create action steps. I have learned how to focus on future rather than past. So it is combination of tools for me. Self help practice, therapy, coaching. All of that has helped me to trust my self and my own intuition, guidance. Also it helped me to learn how to deal with challenges we all keep facing in our life. But still, as I said I am on my path and I believe I will learn more and experience more. This is just one part of the journey.

 

Having gone through the transformation that you have now, what would you say to your past self?

Everything is o.k.

 

Where is your life now? What is your experience, emotional state, and perspective like?

I am going through transformation right now. I am learning effectively direct the creative energy to projects that are useful for others but for me as well. It is challenging as I am not just having interviews with other people but I am being invited for interviews my self. It is a new position for me and I am learning to enjoy going out there and shine 🙂 I am by nature introverted person, but as I am at the face of expansion I am happy to welcome the extroverted part of me right now. I am meeting a lots of great inspiring people right now and sometimes it might be overwhelming. As with any new project and new position you put yourself into, it brings challenges, emotional ups and downs, fears and so on. It might be a bit pressure at times not just on me but on the whole family. On the other hand this time I know what is happening to me, and I just keep swimming with the peace in my heart that everything will fall into its palace. I will become more comfortable every time I stand in front of camera and every time I meet another amazing soul. I see myself like someone who is finalizing this healing journey I have started 6 years ago. When I do step out fully and completely as ME, on every level of life. Private and public. And it all is reflected on the work I do. Soon the emotional state will settle and I will see what is there for me next.

 

 

You guys! Stepanka is such a bright light! I love the subtle reminder that is strung within this interview as well: the reminder that the transformation doesn’t quite ever end. There is always more growing, expanding, and learning to be done if you are willing!

 

 

 

Namaste
~Riley Reign

Transformation Inspirations : Keith McCoy, Author of Choose Different

Transformation Inspirations : Keith McCoy, Author of Choose Different

I am so fucking excited and honored to share today’s Transformation Inspiration interview with you, because today’s feature is so inspiring to me. Perhaps I’m a little biased, as the bad-ass you’re about to meet is my own dad, but I know that even without my bias this man is inspiring many more than he knows and that ripple effect will only continue to grow.

Keith McCoy is a husband, a father and an entrepreneur currently living in Colorado raising his family while growing a wellness business with his wife. Driven by the ideals of freedom, empowerment and radical accountability intermixed with a passion to serve whenever and wherever the need arises, his book, Choose Different is just one of many ways to increase an ever-growing global ripple.

For inquiries or speaking engagements please email choosedifferent@essentialdharma.com

 

Transformation Inspirations interview with Keith McCoy, from the Spirit & Soul blog
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Below, you’ll find a bit of Keith’s story and where he is now written in his own words, from an excerpt of his brand new book (available now), Choose Different, and then we’ll get into this awesome interview.

 

“My intention with this book is to bring to light for you what I believe to be one of the most important, if not the most important, principles that defines how I move about my days, weeks and life now. It is to share with you how I was able to come from the life described above and live this – I have been married to the same amazing woman for 20 years. We have 7 (soon to be 8) beautiful kids together. Even though I tried my damnedest in the beginning to sabotage this relationship, and I certainly caused her some pain, she stuck by me. If not for her I do not know where I would be today. I will always maintain that she was the first to teach me that I deserved to be loved unconditionally. She taught me that I needed to love myself. Because of that I learned somewhere along the line that I had to take responsibility for me; for who I was and for the consequences of my actions.

I was forced to see the ripple effect my actions would cause and to hold myself accountable to those ripples. The reality is that in every single thing we do, consciously or otherwise, we leave a mark, there is a cause and an effect. In everything we do, we have a choice. We may often feel like we don’t. And as we will discuss again, feelings aren’t facts. I recently heard a quote that aligns perfectly with this concept – Reality is often harsh, but always fair. So when you step back and look at the reality of your life, if you truly want clarity, you must remove the emotion and see the situation for what it is: The result of your choices. Each choice has a ripple, a butterfly effect, that either affects us, and those around us, in a detrimental way or in a way that benefits us. We cannot get away from this universal truth. And the sooner you can realize, understand and truly appreciate that you are in control of your decisions, and that ultimately the choices you make are the most important thing in how you live your life, the sooner you can begin to live your life by design.” – Keith McCoy, author of Choose Different

 

Now, let’s get into this super special edition of Transformation Inspirations and get on with the interview bit, shall we?

 

 

Where were you at before you transformed your life? What was your experience, emotional state, and perspective like?


I was angry and lost. Broke and living in a victim mentality. My marriage was on the rocks and my relationship with my kids was not a good one.

 

During that period of your life, what did you wish for or dream of the most for yourself?

I didn’t dream or wish for anything. I didn’t believe that was really possible.

 

When your life began to change, what cause the shift(s) for you?

I realized that if I didn’t make a change I would lose my kids. I would most likely end up alone. I decided that radical change needed to be made immediately and so I chose to stop drinking and to turn inward. To take full responsibility of my actions and to not blame anyone else.

 

What did your transformation look like for you, and how did the experience feel?

I dove into Eastern Philosophy. I read Dharma Punx by Noah Levine and Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das. In the beginning I was more angry and confused because i only realized how asleep I had been and how asleep most of the rest of us are. In my attempts to find center I only got deeper into frustration. It took a while for me to swing back and realize that the only journey I need to be concerned with is my own. And that how aware or unaware anyone else was or wasn’t really wasn’t my concern.

 

What practice, tool, or mindset has been the most meaningful and impactful for you along your journey?

Radical Accountability. I am the product of my choices and exactly where I choose to be. Sometimes that is an unconscious choice, or there are unintended consequences of the choices I make. But they are mine and I embrace them. The wins or the lessons, whatever the result.

 

Having gone through the transformation that you have now, what would you say to your past self?

Honestly? I wouldn’t talk to my old self. I have often said that 2017 me and 2005 me would not be friends. But given the opportunity to do so I would tell him to read Choose Different and let that stand on its own.

 

Where is your life now? What is your experience, emotional state, and perspective like? 

I live a very fulfilled life. I still have unachieved business goals and things I want to do but I have clarity in how to get them and understanding that they will come when they’re supposed to and when I have learned the lessons I need to learn that will make me the person who can handle the abundance I am attracting. I have no true complaints and have learned, and still practice improving, loving what is and becoming the best version of myself possible.

 

 

Aside from my immense gratitude for my Dad, he is a living, breathing, legacy leading example of what it means to show up, choose different, and lead both the life you want to and a life that is continuously giving. If you look at your life and the state of things surrounding you and think, “I couldn’t change this if I tried, so why even try.” I hope that you can look at my dad and all of the incredible people featured in this series and know that you can Choose Different. Any moment in time can be your quantum moment. All you’ve got to do is choose. 

 

To purchase Choose Different, follow this link!

 

 

 

 

Namaste
~Riley Reign

 

The Journey Is Messy, Embrace It!

The Journey Is Messy, Embrace It!

Personal + spiritual growth, it sounds so pretty doesn’t it? It is one of the messiest things a person can journey through, and I invite you to know that the mess is the exact reason it is such a beautiful and empowering process. Many of us begin this journey because the sparkle of love + light and enlightenment look so good, and then we begin and we learn that so much of this journey is learning how to rise from the bullshit. That experience is a messy one.

 

The Journey is Messy, Embrace it! from the Spirit & Soul blog
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I’d like to invite you to embrace the mess, and invite it to empower you. Because let’s be real, the mess is the only reason we can grow in the first place. How does a tree’s soil gain enough moisture for a tree to properly grow and thrive? Icy winter’s, stormy summers, and a whole lot of changing climates. The cold of the winter empowers the tree because the tree needs the winter snow to fall and melt. The crashing + pouring storms of the summer empower the trees in the same way, pushing the tree to take it’s roots to a place that will hold it stably, raining water into the soil for the tree to be nourished.

We’ve got icy winters and summer storms of our own and those seasons are messy, but it is within that mess that we learn. It is from the darkness that we can know light, and it is from our own messes that we can find our messages and our lessons.  

There will be times where you don’t know what to say or do, and you won’t know what the right next step will be. There will be times when you feel like you’re going a little bit crazy, but damn you’re so passionate about being able to grow and be as empowered as you can be.

There will be moments when your truth will trigger someone else’s fear, and you’ll likely be named, blamed, and seen as the problem itself.

The magic is though, that we get to choose. We get to choose to play small and keep ourselves safe. We get to choose to live in our passion and take on the mess because let’s be real it’s kind of fun after the fact, and we get to choose to become what we want (or not).

 

 

Is it messy? Sure. Is it sometimes like trying to catch your breath when you’re caught in the current of a wave? Definitely.

But do you remember being a kid and finger painting off of the paper and onto the table, or maybe even yourself? Sure, you got in trouble, after a minute it was uncomfortable, but damn it was worth it to experience that freedom and creation.

Life is fucking messy! But you get to choose who you are, and how you live. So live within the mess with as much grace and joy as you can. Embrace the mess, dance with it, invite it to create (with) You. 

 

If you have any questions that you’d like answered about this topic, leave them in the comments section down below and I will answer them on Facebook Live tomorrow (Nov. 4th, 2017) at 7 am. MST on the Riley Reign fanpage.

 

 

Namaste
~Riley Reign

Let’s Talk About The Ripple Effect

Let’s Talk About The Ripple Effect

I’m not sure why I’m writing this, I just know that I need to. I don’t believe emotional numbness exists, but I do know that you can feel so much that you don’t know what to do with it all. Perhaps this is my way of sifting and sorting out my feelings so that I can find some clarity + wisdom to offer. Hopefully this blog can inspire + empower a positive shift within your life.

There are so many things running through my mind today. Yes, my heart is heavy. More than anything I am fired up. More than anything I feel even more driven to show up for the light. Because we know that we can damn well use it.

Last night, a person made a decision to affect others in a tragic way in Las Vegas, Nevada. For those of you that have read the blog for more than 3 months, you know that I grew up in Vegas. You might also know that when I lived there, music was a huge part of my life. I woke up to facebook notifications that 50 something of my 90 something friends in Vegas had marked themselves as safe in the Violent Incident in Vegas today. So, when someone decides to attack a space that I can easily call home (a music festival) within a place that holds so much of my family and friends, I cannot help but feel hurt. It doesn’t help that my little empathic self deeply feels for events like these all over the world anyway.

There is an image of a few friends running from the festival that particularly stands out to me. I will not share it here, because I do not want to exploit the most vulnerable and likely horrifying moments of their lives. If you’ve seen the image already, you’ll see how my feelings relate.

I grew up on music, and it continues to be a huge part of my life and evolution. I’ve been going to music festivals since I was 15 years old. I walked on that same grass. I stood by those same barricades on a yearly basis, in that same city. I have experienced some of the best moments of my life within that space, and with those people. To see them being hurt, let alone being hurt in such a sacred place, deeply deeply upsets me.

I cannot change what this person did, and still I cannot help but feel like I must be a pillar of light (even more so than usual when these kinds of things happen).

This person not only affected his own life, and the lives of those he harmed. His actions affected the families of those hurt or killed, they affected the families and friends of those people, and the families and friends of those people. My family has been a mess today, rightfully so. I woke up, read facebook, cried for a good hour, pulled myself together and attempted to start my day. When I heard my younger siblings being told what had happened, I broke down. My sisters are 8 and 6, and woke up to learn that the reason their family could barely keep it together at the breakfast table was because someone decided it was an okay enough idea to shoot a bunch of innocent people who were enjoying their lives. I can understand that bad things happen, there is balance in the Universe in some way. What I will not accept is someone intentionally influencing someone else’s life in a beyond negative way.

This is the ripple effect. Your actions have a ripple effect. Always. 

This person’s actions have caused my friends to question whether or not they will attend concerts anymore. This may seem blunt, but that is a question of whether or not to live your life the way you want to (and how you have the right of freedom to). Life is meant to be lived un-a-fucking-pologetically. Not hidden from, no matter the ‘risks’.

I love this world more than my cute little human heart is probably capable of, especially for not having experienced most of it. All I want is for the world to be a mostly peaceful and joyful place. I do not care about your politics, I do not care about your religion. I do not give a flying fuck about the color of your skin or your sexual orientation. What I do care about is your humanity. I know that this can be prevented, or healed, with awareness, understanding, compassion, and completely unconditional love. In that exact order.

“Why is this happening?” “Why/How is this the world we live in?” “How does this keep happening? In 2017!!?!?”

We have got to show the fuck up. We have got to take responsibility for ourselves and our actions if we want to heal this. We have so much more influence than we allow ourselves to know. This isn’t one person’s surface snap-decision, when you go deeper than that this is all of us.

It breaks my heart that it seems to require tragedy to unify us. Not only do we need to show up, we need to show up in our power and light as often as we can, not only when negativity and darkness try to bitch-slap us.

Everything you do puts into motion a ripple effect. What do you want yours to be? Even more importantly, how will you inspire + empower that ripple?

 

 

The light in me honors the light within you.
~Riley Reign