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Your Intuition Is Your Soul Compass

Your Intuition Is Your Soul Compass

In many of my recent mentoring sessions (for which I have 4 intensive program spaces open, for more info click here) the intuition has been a big topic of growth for many people. Now, before you try to tell me, “Oh, but I’m not intuitive.” let me say, everyone has gifts, everyone has an intuition, and you must practice listening and being open if you’d like to experience or work with that part of yourself.

So why does the intuition come up in mentoring sessions so often? Life gets us distracted easily, and even though we hear those intuitive whispers, other things pull at our thoughts and distract us from our own clarity. That’s truly the biggest thing people find too, is that they had the clarity they were seeking, they just wouldn’t allow themselves to trust in it until I could validate it for them or reflect it back to them. So many women come to me with their problems and opportunities for growth and express their feelings of how unclear they are, and then continue to express to me exactly what they want. Exactly what direction they want to go in, or what would feel best to them.

 

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Ahh, ladies (and guys, too) we must not dismiss those whispers. Because those whispers are soul answers that are divinely guided specifically for you along your journey. But you know that! Maybe you just need me to validate it for you or reflect it back to you?

Here is the deal, our intuition is our soul compass and when we do not follow it, trust it, and ground ourselves into it, that my friends is when and why we find ourselves feeling so lost and confused. “But what does intuition even feel (or sound) like?” you may ask… Your intuition sounds like the kindest whispering voice in your mind. When you listen to it and tune into it, it will grow louder. Your intuition feels like the truth. Take a deep inhale. Now exhale and allow yourself to sink into your heart.

Did you feel that? That is where your soul knowing resides, within all of the love that you are. Your intuition feels like that, too. Like what you’re experiencing is right, and serves the highest good of all. What your intuition is not is greedy, mean, or self-deprecating. That my dear, would be your ego-mind. Learning the difference between the two can rock your world, and break it open (in a very very good way). I invite you today to observe this for yourself — What does your heart and soul say? What does your ego say? What feels right and good? And what feels out of alignment and out of your truth?

Everyone has an intuition, and a soul knowing within, are you open to yours? Do you want to experience the divine unshakeable guidance that you already encompass? Listen to the quietest, kindest voice in your mind. Follow what feels right, even if it feels a little odd or scary. Listen to what your heart space has to say. Feel that clarity, allow yourself to trust in it, and to follow it with conviction. Your life will expand as your openness to your guidance expands. 

How do you feel about your intuition, and how have you followed its guidance before? Share with us in the comments below!

 

Namaste
~Riley Reign

 

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

How Letting Go of Judgement Can Free You

How Letting Go of Judgement Can Free You

Today I asked my oracle cards what I should write about, and the card that came up was Envy. I was a little bit confused about this, because that isn’t something I have really experienced recently. After meditating with the card for a bit though, I was drawn to the mantra it offered: I am the same as everybody but with different challenges. I mentioned vast simplicity in yesterdays blog, and this theme continues to show up today. Can you see and feel the vast simplicity within that mantra?

We’re human, we’re not perfect (even though we are), and we judge each other for that alot. A lot more than we truly ever need to. I think our society is definitely in need of looking in the mirror, especially when it comes to our toxic judgements against each other. You see, judgement is a learned thing, we are not born into any kind of negativity (judgement, scarcity mindset, depression, etc.) and just as we learned it (intentionally or not) it is time we unlearn it.

 

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It is time we let go of our judgement, and come back to what is most important. I recently attended an event that had a lot of judgement surrounding it, and as I was getting ready for this event earlier in the day I thought of all of the things I had heard from the attendees. All of the judgements, and assumptions, and it all stemmed from curiosity, but it was misaligned. In the car on the way to this event I said to some of the people around me, “You know, we’ve been incredibly judgemental. Are you guys aware of how not okay that is?” After some observation and reflection I’ve got to say, this felt so wrong of us to do.

 

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“Who fucking cares about the details of this,” I said, “As long as they are happy that is all that matters to me.” Because that is what is important, and in that realization I found myself freer than before. I was able to enjoy and have compassion toward an event I had not even wanted to attend beforehand. I am reminded of some wisdom Gabby Bernstein once shared with me that went something along the lines of, “The words don’t matter, it’s the energy that is most important.” Which I think relates to this reflection on judgement. The details, the physicalities, those things don’t matter. What matters is that the person, place, or thing that we are judging is experiencing or serving the highest good.

There is a level of universal understanding that you’ll find when you release your judgements of others, as well as yourself. You will grow more compassion, because you will see that everyone is doing the best they can with what they have. You will allow yourself to be more powerful, because you will see where you are giving away your power, you will step back into that space, and you will be able to show up in the best way you can. You will see that we are all just walking our paths and experiencing our journey’s in the best way we can, and that all that matters is if we are happy and serving the highest good of ourselves and those around us.

I invite you to release your judgemental thoughts or feelings in the comments of this blog, and share how free you feel afterward as well.

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?

 

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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