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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.

This Is How The World Is Going To Change from the Spirit & Soul blog
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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.

This Journey Called Life - How To Trust In It + Learn To Dance With It from the Spirit & Soul Blog
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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

What Does It Mean To Be In Alignment?

What Does It Mean To Be In Alignment?

During my recent yearly donation mentoring promotion, I had a session with a beautiful woman who asked me an equally beautiful question. “What does alignment mean to you? What does that look like for you?” I was forced to drop even deeper into my heart in that moment, and I was rendered somewhat speechless. What an amazing question to have asked! And what an honor that I would get to answer that question.

I took a deep breath and allowed the right words to gather for my answer. Alignment is a vast and simultaneously simple thing to both experience and cultivate. And as much as it is a buzz word, it is also an impeccable intention for everything we do in life. While the word itself may be overused in some spiritual circles, I’d like to shed light on it’s timeless and universal truth and importance. So, what does alignment mean? What does it mean to be in, or experience alignment? And what might that look or feel like within our physical experience?

 

What does it mean to be in alignment? from The Spirit & Soul Blog
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Alignment, in all of it’s vast simplicity, means (to me) a series of things are occurring in harmony. This would look like you, living from integrity and authenticity. This would look like one not only knowing of their spiritual connection (whatever that may be for them), but living from it to the best of their abilities. I find that the physical experience of alignment could be explained as being in a flow state, between you, your higher self, the highest good of all involved, and Source (i.e. God, the Universe, Spirit, etc.).

What does a flow state look or feel like? It looks and feels like openness, throughout heart, mind, and soul. It looks like trusting in the moment and the process that Life has prepared for you. It looks like wholehearted knowing, that everything is on it’s way, and whatever isn’t is for a divine reason. Alignment is when you are in your light, and everything around you is able to fall into place in it’s most divinely intended way. Good and bad. Light and dark. Beautiful and tragic. But all of it is perfect in it’s own right, and because of your self-contained alignment you can have deep understanding and trust within that.

To compare it to a chiropractic experience and point of awareness, I’d like you to reflect on when you have known your boy is misaligned before going to the chiropractor. When you are not in alignment physically, how do you feel? Possibly, rigid, off center, unable to focus or feel completely comfortable? And when you are in alignment within your physical body, how do you feel then? Light, centered, able to be present, and open? Yea. It’s very comparable to that. Just as you feel alignment physically, you can feel it in a slightly different but equally powerful way metaphysically.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this, so please sound off and jump into the conversation in the comments below! Did this post bring you new insight into alignment and what it can bring into your life? Are you now inspired to practice cultivating alignment within your life more now? I’d love to chat about your experience with you!

 

 

Namaste
~Riley Reign

The Launch of Gaia Collective’s New MoonBox // Sponsored

The Launch of Gaia Collective’s New MoonBox // Sponsored

As you all know, I recently fell head over heels for Gaia Collective and their subscription box offering, MoonBox. I am so excited today to announce and share their New MoonBox with you! A MoonBox, for the New Moon phase of each moon cycle.

This box is so elegantly simple and powerfully magical, which I think is in perfect alignment with one of the most refreshing energies of the lunar phases. As many of you know, I have my own lunar ritual each new and full moon. Some people ask on my blogs about working with lunar energy how to start your own ritual, and I have to say, start with a MoonBox. Because it is so easy and already laid out for you with such gorgeous guidance and intention, and I don’t need to tell you how good an excuse it is to treat yourself (with guilt free, soul nourishing goodness)!

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“Introducing the New MoonBox - a brand new, simple and focused way to align with the vibrations of our Mother Gaia, fueled by the energetic cleansing of the New Moon. 1 high quality crystal, with Crystal Info, Hand Painted Crystal Artwork, and Intention Setting information by Spirit Daughter. Single sell only. Subscriptions available September 2017.

Each New MoonBox includes:

  • 2.5″ - 3″ Tigers Eye Sphere to channel the energy of vitality and empowerment for the New Moon in Leo & Solar Eclipse.
  • Hand Painted Crystal Art Mini Booklet with New Moon Guidance & Intention setting information from the “Leo New Moon Workbook” by Spirit Daughter.
  • Add on full “Leo New Moon Workbook” as a digital download (+$6.00).
  • Free shipping.

Order by is Aug 11 for international and Aug 14 for USA to reserve yours!” - from GaiaCollective.com

                                        Gaia Collective New MoonBox from Spirit & Soul Blog

 

If you need another reason to get the New MoonBox, when you sign up for their email list you may get a super amazing opportunity from me in their emails! Okay, you will get a super amazing opportunity from me — if you sign up with your email, you’ll gain access to a promo code that will get you my 10 day E-Course Acknowledge Your Power for free. I’m not sure why you would want to miss out on that!

And look, if you can’t grab yourself a New MoonBox this time around, you should still follow Gaia Collective purely for inspiration purposes. Their social media’s are beautiful, and they share tons of insightful guidance throughout each month regarding moon phases, and spiritual and personal growth. I wouldn’t ever back a company I didn’t truly love or believe in, and I wish for nothing but success for this project!

I hope you enjoy your New Moon(Box) this August and bathe in the beautiful renewed energy!


Namaste
~Riley Reign

 

The Path of Growth is Hard, And it Doesn’t Have To Be

The Path of Growth is Hard, And it Doesn’t Have To Be

This week’s blog is a little bit more personal and reflective, as I foresee some future blogs being. While the part of me that understands social media and content based business (to a somewhat good degree) and how I should write to solve your (the reader’s) problem(s), I also understand that everyone just wants to be seen. In an effort to remain authentic, I feel it is incredibly important to embrace the mess that Life can be for everyone, including myself. For today’s blog mindfulness prompt, I think we should just open our eyes together Whether that means we are seeing each other, or ourselves, or we are embracing our own messes of Life, or we choose to see that divine part of ourselves on a deeper level today: Let’s just be in understanding together.

On this journey of consistent and mindful growth I find that I am almost always in this ebb and flow, or push and pull you could say, between two aspects of myself. There is this deep, divine part of me that knows that everything is beautiful and blessing always, and then there is this humanness and (probably conditioned) ego that is both concerned for the future as well as looking at my reality, which is not where I want it to be. Within that humanness and ego I am working my damn best to ground into that divinity and knowing, and I am certainly growing into that place of divine grace and high vibration.

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Here is the lesson I am learning as I move through this process… The path of growth is fucking hard, and it doesn’t have to be.

What can be hard is surrendering, but what if we just tried softening? Because that is what truly comes from the process. What can be hard is manifesting, or figuring out how to, but what if we just allowed what we wanted to appear for us? Because as I am learning, that is true manifestation. What can be hard is striving, isn’t that what you’re supposed to do on a path of personal growth and self improvement? Ahh, but what if we allowed ourselves to thrive? Right where we are. Because that is what we are meant to do. And in each passing moment we can expand our definition or experience of thriving as we grow.

There is so much resistance within surrender, manifesting (making it happen, as I often see it or brains often interpret it incorrectly), and striving. This is not the truth of any human on the planet. Resistance will not carry us gracefully into anything we desire that is divine (i.e. healing, growth, etc.). I am learning that this practice of grounding into the deeper and more divine aspect of ourselves is what will carry us deeper into our truth and power (hello, Higher Self!) and wider into bringing goodness to the world.

Where as there is virtually no resistance within softening, allowing, and thriving. It is this open, infinite opportunity of energy that we need to grow with the least resistance, mess, and pain as possible. Because let’s face it, growth can be painful often times too.

So wherever you are at in your journey today, I ask you to see how you can soften, allow, and thrive within your life more, so that your path of growth can grow a little more vibrantly with a little more ease and grace.

Namaste
~Riely Reign