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Don’t let Fear Hold you Back!

So many of us live stifled by our fears. What if, instead of identifying with our fears and letting them rule us, we looked at them from a detached perspective and assessed their validity?

It is a misconception that our fears are meant to hold us back. Rather, our fears are meant to help us get more clear on what we want and how we want to live our lives. Our fears are meant to be looked at, acknowledged, and faced head on. This is the only way to live a truly empowered, fulfilling life!

Look at yourself and your life. What fears keep coming up for you? What fearful beliefs are holding you back, preventing you from doing what you really want to do and from living the life you really want to live?

Are you afraid of failure? Of uncertainty? Of being judged by others? Look at why you are fearful, then take bold action in the face of your fear, and you will see that your fears are merely beliefs that hold no actual power over you. In fact, our fears only have as much power over us as we give them!

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Today is a New Day!

Even if you were not able to get to all the things you wanted to yesterday, or if you feel you did not speak or act in the highest ways, today is a new day, a fresh start.

Take your lessons from yesterday and let them guide you in your words and actions today. Though we do not want to live in the past, we may use the lessons from yesterday to make us better today, in the present moment.

Today, and every day, can be the best day of your life, if you make up your mind to let it be so!

As Marcus Aurelius said, “Very little is needed to make a happy life. It is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”

May your day be filled with Beauty and Wonder!

In love,

Robyn <3

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The Power of a Smile

A few weeks ago, I was having a group of teens I work with write and decorate positive messages to hand out to strangers. My favorite message that one of the male teens came up with was, “A Smile Can Change a Life.”

How right on he was. Of course, I’ve believed in the power of smiling at strangers, loved ones, or just smiling when no one is looking, for quite some time. I’d think to myself that smiling at the construction worker as I drove by or smiling at someone I walk past on the street could elicit a smile back, thus uplifting them and their mood. But I didn’t really think of it in terms of changing their lives…

But when you really think about it, a smile really does have the power to change a life. It could be your smile at that man walking down the street that triggers something in him to make a change in his life. Maybe your smile helped to break down a wall he’d had in his heart, maybe it motivated him to finally get out there and meet some new people, maybe it showed him that other people do care and that there’s no benefit to seeing the world as a hostile, unfriendly place.

I know that when somebody smiles at me, I can’t help but feel uplifted.. especially if it’s from a stranger or unexpected. This feeling can last for several minutes or hours and it seems to always raise the tone of my day.

You may feel sometimes like you have little time, energy, or resources to give back to other people or the world at large, but you always have your smile. It takes no extra time to smile at the person walking towards you, it costs nothing to flash a smile at the bank teller. It may require energy in that you may have to remind yourself to do it and go through with it, but most likely you will be energized by the interaction and feel yourself lifted. In fact, research shows, the more you smile at and do acts of kindness for others, the more energized, happy, and fulfilled you feel. Not a bad payoff!

No matter where you are in life, you can always make positive difference in the world. It can be as grand as building a house for a family in need or as simple as smiling. So flash those pearly whites, (or gums if you have no teeth), and change some lives! You can bet that your life will be changed as well. =-D

In love,
Robyn <3

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Begin Your Day with Love

Want to start your day off in a powerful way that will uplift you and sustain your positive energy throughout the day?

Begin your day with Love!

Here are some techniques to help you do that:

-Upon waking up, before even getting out of bed, think of the things that you most love about yourself and about your life. What are you most grateful for? What will you be doing this day that you love to do? Who are the people you are closest to and what do you most love about them?

-As you make your breakfast/lunch, imagine that you are infusing love into your food as your prepare it.

-When you eat your breakfast, say a silent or spoken “Thank you” to the Universe for your food. In addition to imagining that your food has all the nutrients your mind/body needs, imagine that it is filled with love that will infiltrate your mind-body-spirit as you eat it.

-As you shower, imagine that the water coming down on you is infused with love- it is infusing all of your being, pushing any negative energy out of you and filling you with high, positive energy that will stay with you throughout your day.

-As you dress, imagine that your clothes are infused with love and that this love enters every cell of your being as you put them on.

-When meditating, picture a stream of love, in the form of a waterfall or beautiful light, coming from above you and pouring down through the top of your head to the bottoms of your feet, clearing out any negative or lower energy and filling you up completely with love and light.

Of course, you can practice these techniques at any time during the day, and it’s great to use them repeatedly throughout the day; however, there is as special power in doing these exercises in the morning, as your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day.

Love is an energy that is within you and around you and always available to you at every moment. Sometimes we just need to remind ourselves of this to tap into it. As you come to practice some of these techniques, make up your own- use your imagination to conjure up the love that already exists within and around you, and experience the wonders that this creates!

Do you have any practices that fill you up with love? Please share in the comment section below!

In love,
Robyn <3