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This Is How The World Is Going To Change

This Is How The World Is Going To Change

I am blogging every day this month, and with that, I am going to practice allowing. Today this means I am allowing what wants to be written to be written and shared, which I haven’t done in quite a while and it feels good so far.

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The world is not going to change by you screaming about what you don’t want, though it may make your throat hurt. The world is not going to change from your rage tweets, either. Though you may get cramps in your hands from the way you grip your phone in despair. I also doubt the world is going to change only from your protests. This goes for all sides.

The world will not change if you are trying to prove yourself right, or someone else wrong. It will not change if you spend your time sharing your opinion through memes, if you spend your time printing tee shirts that read ‘RESIST’, or if you spend your time trying to be okay with what feels wrong or upsetting that is going on in the world.

The world is not going to change if you eat kale and meditate on peace everyday. Maybe the meditating will help, but you’ll need a lot more where that came from, and you are only one person.

I’m sorry, the world is not going to change with that masterfully written think piece from HuffPost being shared a few hundred times, either.

The world will not change with your spirituality or religion, with your hope or your faith, or your lack thereof. We do not need the government to change for our world to change, either.

We need us to change. 

If you want to know how the world is going to change, ask yourself how you can change the world. If the whole world feels too big for you to heal, help, or uplift, then start with your world. Heal, help, and uplift yourself. Maybe you’ll inspire others along the way. Heal, help, and uplift your family, your friends, your office. Heal, help, and uplift your city if you can. Do your best. 

But please, just do something. I write because I want to inspire and empower people, and because I know that in time that will help to change the world.

 

 

Why do you do what you do? Give it meaning, give it purpose. Bring your work, whatever it is to life. Bring it light.

The world will change when we stop kicking and screaming, but instead choose to stand up straight, step off our pedestals or break our own chains, and get our hands in the soil. Do the work. Dig deep. Heal deeply. Help deeply. Uplift with all of the light that you can. And then make more of that light, because you’ll need it tomorrow.

The world will change when we can change ourselves. Who do you want to be in this life? Live that out loud. What do you want to be remembered for? Live that out loud.

The world will change when we stop looking away from the homeless beggars on the street corner while we judge them and what they could have used your money for, and instead pray for them and hold space for them to find what it is that they need on their journey.

The world will change when we tell our fear and concern of the reality to “Hush, now”, because we have work to do, and we can’t be bothered if we want the change we wish to see in the world be realized. The world will change, you see, when we bring our light to the negativity. Not when we try to drown it out completely, but rather by shifting its energy intentionally.

The Law of Attraction says that as much as you dream something into being, there must be action to support its manifestation. You can dream your dream car up, but when it offers itself to you if you say “No” to signing the papers, what good was your dreaming for anyway? We’ve all dreamed up our dreams of the beautiful world we live in and how it could be more beautiful, we better make damn sure we dot our I’s and cross our T’s, shouldn’t we?

The world will change when we show up to our work with hands ready to create and spirits ready to grow. When we can not just be a part of the conversation, or the resistance, or the movement, but when we can be a part of each other. When we can see ourselves in each other, and when we can both be at peace with our differences, and continue to work together. The world will change when we let our hearts and souls guide us, rather than our thoughts and opinions.

If darkness is the greatest canvas for light, then the world will change when we hold gratitude for our darkness, and begin to paint our light.

 

 

Namaste
~Riley Reign

This Journey Called Life - How To Trust In It + Learn To Dance With It

This Journey Called Life - How To Trust In It + Learn To Dance With It

I knew blogging everyday for the 31 days of August would open up some weird experiences and energies, and four days in the energetic awareness is not disappointing! I’ve been feeling a lot today. Some amazing things about amazing projects that I get to be a part of, and some less than magical things because, hey, I’m a human experiencing this journey called Life, too. So today, I write this blog both to remind myself of these powerfully peaceful philosophies just as much as I write about them to offer you the insight, wisdom, and guidance that can carry you along your journey.

Life is a journey and a process, and I was reminded today that we must allow ourselves space to experience that in the most graceful and aligned way that we can. I was reminded of a few of the things that are the most important to my journey and I was called to share those things with you today. I know they will guide you divinely. They will bring you home to yourself, and carry you forward in your journey.

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Follow Your Signs -

Especially when they don’t make much sense. Follow your signs. The signs you know are made for you. Like the one crystal owl totem in the metaphysical store, even if you aren’t sure of what it means you know it is for you and it has things to teach you. The butterfly that lands on your leg during meditation. The angel numbers you’ve been seeing all day. See those signs, understand what they have to share with you, and follow their guidance.

For those of you unfamiliar with this kind of thing, I’ll share with more simplicity and clarity. You know when you have seen a sign that is yours, and that is guiding you. It is so important along this journey of Life to trust in those signs, because they are divine gifts of guidance, and allow them the guide you and serve you on your path.

 

Know the Divinity Within Everything -

Following that divinity train mentioned above, I’d like to offer something that can really help you to trust in Life and the experiences it can bring you. To know the divinity within everything means to have awareness and understanding that every single thing that occurs on this earth, within our lives and the world, is meant to be the way it is. This includes the guy that cut you off on the highway, the negative experiences you find yourself in during life, or the way things seem to fall apart at times.

 

Allow Your Mess To Move Through You -

And here we deepen the dance with Life. Can you allow your mess to move through you, rather than fighting it yourself, or breaking through it’s  limitations? If you can allow your mess to move through you with openness and compassion toward yourself, you will find the experience to be more gentle, and much more wise than you maybe would have been open to if you were fighting against your darkness or mess(es) in Life. Breathe. Trust in the process. Continue to dance. And allow your mess to move through you.

 

Lean Into Gratitude -

When sh*t is hitting the fan or you are feeling triggered by something negative in your life, it can be incredibly important to lean into gratitude. Not only to keep things balanced and keep your energy high, but also to cultivate an intentional energy of abundance that can be amplified, instead of whatever negative energy you may be dealing with. Take gratitude in everything you can - the sunset, your beating heart and breathing lungs, the daisy you saw growing through the cracks of the sidewalk today, the way you were able to express your thoughts just as you wanted to earlier, the fact that you have a roof over your head and that you are always divinely supported, etc.

 

Give Yourself Space -

Perhaps the most important thing to guide you into trusting in the journey of Life and learning to dance with it. Allow yourself the space that is available to you so that you may come to trust, and learn to dance. Allow yourself the space to let your messes move through you, to lean into gratitude, to see the divinity within everything, and to follow your signs.

 

I’d love to know, which of these perspectives and tools brought you an Aha! moment today? Share in the comments below what resonated with you and why!

 

 

Namaste
~Riley Reign

How To Create Your Mindful Morning Routine

How To Create Your Mindful Morning Routine

I have a deep love for simple practices that make a powerful impact, and the morning routine has the potential to be one of those practices. This past New Year I began navigating what my mindful morning routine would look + feel like for me. Now that my practice has realized itself, I want to help you find your groove! That is why I am writing today about how to create your mindful morning routine.

The morning routine is something most people often find rather dull and repetitive. What if you could have a routine that centered you, helped you connect deeper with your Source, and start you off in the right energy to have a smooth and peaceful day, nearly every day?

This possibility is more than attainable. This year I have a lot of work to do to achieve the goals I will achieve… Don’t we all? That workload can often feel heavy, overwhelming, and stressful. Possibly so much so that it makes you back away from doing the work that needs to be done?

I felt that way the last few months of 2016 and knew I needed something to shift in a big way. That is when I got the message that I needed to get my shit together, and it needed to start with my first actions in the morning. Below are the steps I took to find my perfect practice. I guarantee these steps will help you find your practice, too.

Decide What You Want ~

Decide what you want your practice to look like, feel like, smell like. Get into all of the little details of what you want to feel, do, and experience on a daily basis with this practice. Now, this is likely not going to be exactly how your practice will begin, or unravel for you. It will however give a clear message to the Universe of what you feel you need to succeed.

Begin Your Navigation With Openness ~

I say navigation for a reason. Starting your practice of the mindful routine will be an exploration of what works for you and what just plain doesn’t. I wanted to wake up a 6:30 every morning, start my meditation, move into my journaling, and then have my computer work done by noon. My practice looks nothing like that.

I get up earlier, but not at 6:30. I meditate and journal to start off my day, but not right when I wake up (I will fall asleep everytime). I get my work done by 12, but not noon. I am not a morning person,  though I could force myself to be one.

However, forcing myself makes my practice feel like a chore, and I want it to feel free flowing and divinely guided. I have to honor my natural tendencies so that my practice has the space to feel the way I want it to feel, and manifest the things I want it to manifest.

Listen To The Signs ~

Your practice will become it’s own synergetic vision blended with your vision. This creates space for magic. Do not kick yourself for not waking up early enough, or not having gotten dressed until noon,etc. That kind of resistance will keep you from finding your blissful experience that you crave.

I kicked myself for not waking up early enough, for about 2 weeks I kept hitting that snooze button and feeling shameful immediately afterwards. I got tired of that pattern and I let it go.

I saw the pattern as a sign that I needed to open up, because I was feeling that resistance big time. We all want our practices to flow, but many aren’t willing or aware that we have to flow with them at times.

Be Fiercely Dedicated ~

Nothing will work if you are not dedicated fiercely, and unforgivingly committed. Show up everyday. Wholeheartedly. With love. And openness. And gentleness.

 

These are the steps I took to shift my life to where I wanted it to be — to where I needed it to be. I hope this insight helps you create a practice of your own that brings your life into a more divinely guided and supported space. If you like these tips, or if you have a powerful experience with them, please comment your experience below!

 

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