Are you getting caught in patterns of comparison which leave you feeling stuck, full of self-doubt and like you are not good enough? This is a struggle many of us are having these days in both life and business with the rise of social media and the increase of the number of platforms available which allow us to become wrapped up in other people’s lives.
If you have been on the conscious living journey for a little while, you may have found yourself ‘cleaning up’ various areas of your self and your life. Perhaps you are releasing old thought patterns, clearing out fear, raising your vibration, making more loving food choices and filling your life with positive people. But have you thought about what you are putting on your skin?
Making conscious, loving and discerning choices about what we put on our bodies each day, is a huge piece of the wellness puzzle. Sometimes this can be an area that gets neglected, but detoxifying our beauty products is such as important as detoxifying our diets and our thoughts.
I wonder if you might be feeling how I am feeling right now? Are you sitting at the beginning of this fresh new year, feeling excited, hopeful and fired up about all of the big, bright and beautiful dreams and desires you wish to manifest, while at the same time feeling a mix of fear, anxiety and self-doubt as to whether or not it is even possible and whether or not you can do it?
It is this feeling – this uncomfortable mix of passionate desire and crippling self-doubt – which is something I have faced countless times on my journey of following my heart and fulfilling my dreams.
I will be honest and say that self-doubt has been the biggest block that I have had to work through over the past few years. My own belief in myself has been my biggest struggle. And my belief in what my heart desires, and whether I am capable of that and worthy of that has been the biggest thing I have had to work through in order to get to where I am today.
Welcome to my first Awaken Radio podcast for 2017. It is so exciting to be back here with you for another year of inspiring interviews and soulful conversations. I am so grateful for that support that you have given this beautiful podcast, and I love receiving your messages of feedback about how the episodes have touched and impacted you. I am really looking forward to connecting with you even more this year, and taking the show to new heights.
I am kicking off the year with a powerful interview with Guru Jagat who is the youngest senior Kundalini Yoga teacher in the world and the face of the new Kundalini movement.
Today’s episode of Awaken Radio was inspired by a realisation I had recently around a relationship in my life. I had found myself feeling frustrated, disappointed and sad with how someone in my life was showing up, or shall I say, not showing up. A whole host of emotions were being stirred up, and at the time I was finding it hard to pin-point what it was all about.
I was sitting on my bed working through my feelings around this, when I was guided to a book on my bookcase. As I opened up the book, there was one sentence that immediately jumped out at me.
It read; “Allow people to be whoever they want to be.” I immediately stopped in my tracks. Something in these words resonated deeply and seemed to be the hidden clue to what I was feeling.
I sat and pondered over what I had just read, and I was hit with a huge realisation.
In today’s Awaken Radio episode I am speaking with Cassandra Bodzak, who is a global meditation and wellness teacher and founder of the online mind-body-soul support community, Aprecity.
I remember coming across Cassandra’s work months ago, and feeling instantly inspired and moved by her radiant light and energy, and I knew it was only a matter of time before I had her on the podcast.
I came home from yoga last night, and jumped straight onto the podcast as I felt a strong desire to speak to you about letting go. I had walked home from class under the energy of a powerful Super Full Moon – our biggest and brightest in nearly 70 years, and it’s energy deeply inspired me.
Over the past few years, I have written many blog posts about a powerful process I have been moving thorugh personally. It has felt like a process of unraveling many old aspects of myself and my identity, and dropping into a deeper connection with my true self and my core essence.
This has been a challenging journey of letting go of many things I was attached to, of shedding my limitations, of diving deep into my depths and being willing to look at myself with confronting clarity.