Being a woman, Business Owner, Fitness Athlete and living the lifestyle I choose

Being a woman as a business owner, an athlete and taking care of my own health and well being is intriguing to some.  I find understanding my work as a business, being in business is no different than anyone else.  I hold a great deal of discipline focus and passion for my work, just like my workouts.  I found a way to maximize my workouts, eat smart and clean and have a business and work I love.

Why am I deciding to share this?

How many of you have a career you love?  How many of you are in a business that you find joy, success and pleasure? How many of you can go to the gym ready? Ready to get your workout in, focused, strong and committed.  How many of you go to the gym, eat clean AND get the results you are looking for?

I DO.  So in this case what makes me special?  I understand and have built success in my fitness and nutrition for over 20 years, because it’s the foundation I chose to build.  I love my workouts, because I know how to stimulate my mind and my body from a point of excitement and success.

I created this.  That’s right.  I created a business and career I love, a fitness, nutrition and body I love and I choose to be around people, community, friends and clients that appreciate and value the same things.

I created the communities by investing in myself.  Finding the right avenues to spend my time, energy and money.  From Fitness Centers, Coaching Programs, Lifestyle Events and relationships.

I’m opening up about this because it’s who I choose to be.  I choose to live life on my terms. I choose to excite myself with passion joy and pleasure. And, passion, joy and pleasure comes through the way I spend my time and energy.  And so does yours.

 

I maximize my joy, passion and pleasure.  With focus and discipline, I set aim on a target, that feels right for me.  Something that offers me growth and development, and inspires me.  You see, I know, my spirit loves to feel and be inspired- it fuels me and moves me to action.  Action being the catalyst for change growth and new.  You must be willing to take actions to have changes.  I mean you can not be doing the same thing and expect different results.  For me, since my work is creating changes, transformation, taking the lead, charging forward is my normal.  I throw myself into the fire of change.  I look around for my next step to leap.  I take action in alignment with my goals and I am not afraid to invest in myself. In fact, I love it.

If you want to know one of the secrets for my energy, my body, workouts and business, it’s change.  My desire to grow, to learn, to take actions that offer me opportunity to be fresh, inspired and in my joy.  This is my gift. My gift to cultivate my radiant, vibrant energy and generate success in life and with my clients.

Being an athlete is my heart and soul.  I love the ability to express myself through the stage and movement.  I just connect so profoundly to challenging myself body mind and spirit which comes through effortlessly as I train.  Effortlessly in the sense of I bring on the work as a way to practice excellence, consistent and dedication.

What are you ready to change?  What are you ready to have greater passion, joy, pleasure, commitment and discipline with?  These are all areas my work, my business teaches you and creates a plan that matches your lifestyle. It becomes an investment to move you where you want to be. And, it becomes up to you.  Just like me.

 

I set it up this way.  I set up having the career, business, body, and lifestyle I want to have.

 

Are you ready?

 

Connect with me at monica@priestessofpassion.com if you are ready to put together a lifestyle plan that works, for you.  A plan that speaks to your goals as a woman or man and comes from a place that frees your time and energy, while building a better body, greater success in your business or just simplifying your relationships to meet your expectations.

 

Illuminating the riches within

Priestess of Passion ~ where true power and passion is found in the courage to live a wholehearted life

www.priestessofpassion.com

Monica Heiz

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Power ~ your resource, and how to own your power

Power comes through your ability to hold good boundaries and take actions that are intended to challenge you to grow, to step into something that will encourage and foster growth in you.

How do you go about it? I mean how do you own your power?

First, get clear on what is acceptable to you.  What do you want and need. Claim that.  There is no negotiating this, it is your truth. Stay true to your path. Stay committed to what it is you desire.  Sure there will be others who try and pull you off your path, or discourage you from being on your path.  This requires your mental and emotional strength.  Your own version of how you choose to live.

This is new to many.  To trust, know and believe you can live life on your own terms. That you can create a life that holds meaning and power for you.

If you know you want greater health, then it is up to you to drop the excuses and begin taking actions towards your health vision.  Create a plan, put in activities and lifestyle habits for you to be doing. This take practice, it takes patience and a dedication to yourself, a commitment to yourself.

Small actionable step.  It begins with a choice, putting your resources towards your vision, and no matter what, showing up.  Your power, your light, your energy.  Showing up, turning on.  Your joy, your passion, your gifts.

Your power is Your belief in yourself. It is your self expression, your trust and your truth.

Understand anyone can claim power with the idea of having more, or what they choose to give.  True power comes through confidence, belief in self and a desire to take actions towards your vision, and goals.

So how do you begin to take actions from your source of power?

Listen to the messages within.  Trust in your intuition.  Initially it may seem a bit off, crazy or big, yet as you choose to trust yourself, listen and step forward anyway, inspired by your passion- things begin to change for you.

This is the true nature of power.  Your power.  How does that sound.

Now as I mentioned, others will have a difficult time with your shift, your changes.  This is no time to back down or give up your power.  All the opposite. It is the time you take a stand, rooted and grounded in yourself, your truth. When the world begins to spin, when things begin to move- ground, root, find a sense of center with strength and trust.  Trust in the actions you have taken, and in the direction you are going.  This requires you to let go of the words, ideas, beliefs and problems of others.  This requires you to hold your boundaries, with conviction of what you are unwilling to accept and what you are willing to accept. There is no struggle in this. Clear definitive boundary to hold you powerful. Not powerful over others, powerful in your domain. This is what is essential.  The recognition of power for your own use, in your own space.

When others have issues with your boundaries- stay centered. Be present. Trust you are protecting your resources, your home, your house. It is your alarm system, someone is going towards or into your energy through words, actions, comments, neediness or manipulations that are inappropriate or not acceptable to you. Your boundary is not from a place of attack. It is in place from a place of love- self love. It says I am not willing to accept that here in my space.  It does not make someone wrong- it holds your energy, your power.

 

You see, the true power you have is greater than you believe or even imagine.  Your Power is a source that flows through you for your highest good and to help you grow and navigate challenges.

 

If you are reading this, and you are ready to access more of your power through learning skills, and tools to hold you powerful connect with me at monica@priestessofpassion.com or Priestess of Passion to register for a private program

Let me lead you on the path to greater joy, happiness, fulfillment through personal power and true passion

 

Illuminating the riches within

 

 

 

 

 

Priestess of Passion

Monica Heiz

Commitment and the Power in Finding Your Passion

Commitment, the path home

What does commitment mean to you? Does it mean sticking to your goals and plans no matter what? As challenging and difficult as things may look, staying the course to follow through, even though you don’t know how it ends? Or does it mean, finding a different route a different path to get to your end goal?

The truth is who’s path are you following?

There comes a point in your life, when you understand what your commitments look like. I mean what holds the most meaning to you. The depth of the passion in your soul and the fire in your heart to blaze your way towards your desires. Desires, passion, fire- they are all the source needed, necessary, non-negotiable, in going after your desires. So where did or do you sell out?

Where do you stick to the plan others told you to take to get there?

Where do you stay safe in the commitments you made, which have little to do with the true desire, fire and passion of the commitments that hold meaning to you?

Commitments are an unspoken word, an agreement and arrangement with the Universe. It’s a channel a source and path that resources and currency flow through. If you are challenged by your time, energy or money- your commitments are out of alignment with your true desires, your truth and plan. The plan that is in the message of your heart. When you stop and look at what brings you passion, are you doing that? Are you creating relationships, work, successes that fuel and embrace your passion? No?

Then, your commitments are off target.

You see, we are all born with the gift to embrace, enjoy and live our passions. It’s up to you to uncover, expose and explore your passions, even if the ideas seem crazy and outside the box. Finding the truth of your commitments comes from a deep passionate love affair with how your resources are being spent, outgoing. If you followed the path laid out for you, if you succumbed to the idea that having these things would make you happy and commit to this lifestyle and you’re missing happiness and pleasure, depleting your joy, time, energy and money, then you are not on your truest path.

Take a sigh of relief. Now you know. Now you know your happiness had been committed to the ideas and version of life other people told you would give you something or make you happy.

Now, to re-establish your commitments on your own terms. This will look completely crazy and illogical. You’ll show up, embracing places, activities, people and things- activities that will cost you- money, people, relationships and most importantly- the old stuck and stagnant lifestyle you had been living. You will decide that your passion, your deepest desires on your own terms brings you greater freedom and joy than you could have ever imagined. And that is exactly what you have been seeking. Greater freedom and joy. A level of self expression that asks for nothing in return and is grounded and rooted in deep satisfaction in self.

Now re-routing, staying on your path, re-committing to your passion, is exactly what you are asked to do.

Are you up for it? Are you up for connecting so deeply and passionately with yourself that you step into the fears that leave you shaking at your knees and heart pounding?

I know you can do it. I’ve been there. It’s a conscious choice. It holds you powerful. It hold you in command of your life. It speaks to the Universe, Yes. Yes I am ready for the good in my life that I desire. The way I choose to live and embrace living.

It releases, removes and discords all the past programming that held you in the false happiness, ideas and beliefs others thrusted at you, manipulated you into, and pushed on you- even if it was in a loving kind way.

This is your time. You hold the power, your efforts are clear and solid. Now it’s up to you to follow your path, trust in your journey and step forward. There is a whole world waiting for you based on your own passion.

If you’re ready for your journey back home, to your true passion, connect with me at monica@priestessofpassion.com or click on Priestess of Passion to begin your Journey today

With love

Priestess of Passion

Illuminating the riches within

Monica Heiz

Finding Peace, Establishing your Personal Power and Bringing in Flow

Harmony, Resonance and Alignment

The body is made up of Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Bodies.  Each of these bodies contributes to your health and well being, your choices, thoughts, habits, actions and patterns.  Together they co- create.

Why is this important to know?

If you are looking to make or create changes, if you feel a sense of stuckness and stagnation it is required of you to begin identifying where these 4 bodies are out of harmony, resonance and alignment.

 

When you are thinking thoughts that are limiting in nature, unhealthy, not positive, they affect your feelings. Your feeling about yourself.  This is a message, a indication for you to shift your thoughts and feelings. How do you do this?  Rather than judging your thoughts, feelings and emotions. Stop. Listen to yourself.  Where did you learn this?  When or why did you begin to believe this about yourself?  This is a block, an obstacle. It’s pattern that is holding you back.  Now, I am not saying this is bad.  I am saying, now you have identified it, you can create a solution. Yes, you can decide to stop buying into, feeding on this pattern.  Buying into and feeding into are 2 ways you spend your resources keeping this pattern alive, perpetuating the cycle.

It becomes about making a conscious choice and decision to face this limiting belief, not from a place of resistance, rather a space of inquisitiveness. So, you turn on your compassion, your willingness and acceptance.  You choose to be kind to yourself, to find a sense of trust, and gratitude for seeing the pattern.

Now that you’ve identified the pattern,  and found a space to be kind with yourself, what do you do next?

You put a plan together.  A plan that has you saying what you want to experience.  A plan that speaks to the truth you feel you want to express- yes, express the real way you want to feel. Then, the best part, you take actions in alignment with how you want to feel.

Here’s an example:  If you have a conversation with someone who says things that don’t match how you feel about yourself and what you believe about yourself, and you know it- if it leaves you feeling not in your power, not in your truth, almost like they are “making you feel bad”, do not accept that. Do not allow someone to judge or create a belief about you that is not true for you.  You see, that is their problem. In order to feel powerful, they create conversation to make others feel powerless.  The key here, is they can not make you feel powerless.  It is your conscious choice and effort to put up a boundary- a boundary for your own emotional and mental health. You must, choose to shut it down, not agree and not allow that in.  In this, you hold your power. Your own personal power.  In this you put back the “feeling” or energy they wanted or expected you to feel, you place it back on them.

This is an action to hold your power. To accept your own self love, not giving anyone power over you, standing in your emotional and mental strength and courage.  You feel powerful, strong and courageous.

Another example: You want to love your body, all of it. Yet for some reason you continue to make choices and decisions that sabotage your efforts, neglecting going to the gym, poor food choices.  You look at yourself in the mirror and make judgments such as your old, your fat, your gray, you’ve got wrinkles. These judgments are all limitations toward what you really want which is to love your body and feel great. Now the first action you take is to stop, stop the judgments. The plan you make, write it out is commit to going to the gym or some form of exercise 3-5x’s per week. Commitment to begin, this may mean 30 minutes each time or a class, or a trainer. The first step in this is investment.  Investing of your time, money and energy towards the desired results and people around you who support you in this- for they are in alignment with the vision and goal you have. Clean healthy food.  As a priority, stop what you are doing, what you are in the middle of and set yourself up with the food you need.  This is a huge step in the process.  Once you show yourself, you prove to yourself you can do it, and it’s not hard, you have begun to unravel the pattern. You have broken the barrier that held this pattern in place.  Yes, taking these first actions take courage and trust in self, and this is exactly the way to transform the pattern and yourself.

You find harmony and resonance in your efforts and, it feels good! you’re proud of yourself, you feel successful, you feel empowered.  This is how you break free of the limiting patterns to create shifts, towards alignment, resonance and harmony.

 

I hope you enjoy this teaching and find power in the application of the skill sets.

You can reach me at monica@priestessofpassion.com or www.priestessofpassion.com to learn more about my one on one programs and services

Where true power and passion is found in the courage to live a wholehearted life

Priestess of Passion

 

 

 

 

Monica Heiz

www.priestessofpassion.com

The Pathway to Flow

Surrender, Allow, Receive

 

There is a pathway, a process flow moves through.  Often when there are blocks in the way, blocks such as limiting beliefs, faulty habits and patterns, and blocks that are negative self talk, this pathway becomes stuck, stagnant and empty.

It is here, often people try to fill this void, this stuckness with things, relationships and other toxic actions, unaware how to step into surrender, allow, receive in order to have the flow moving again.

I want to break this down into simplicity, and yet fully aware of the magnitude these thoughts and actions are, for they ask you to step outside your comfort zone.

So if you have thoughts, actions and beliefs that weigh you down, that feel heavy, these are creating blocks, interfering with your growth, development and flow. In order to move, to grow, shake off the limitations, you must take a new action, create new thoughts and beliefs.  You must remove the old in order to clear space, create and receive the new.

So, here is where surrender, allow, receive come in.  While you recognize the limitations, you take a new action.  In this new action, entering the unknown, you build courage, strength and develop trust and faith. This is laying the pathway to the new.  Consider it laying a new foundation or digging out a channel that’s been backed up.  Once you have developed the new habits, patterns and beliefs, and taken actions, there will be a bridge to cross.  This is the threshold into the new. This is through your courage and commitment to move forward. It is here, as you cross this threshold, the work is complete, you must lay down your actions, your movement, and surrender your will to the bigger vision. To the vision you are going towards.  This surrender is peaceful, authentic and truly a gift from the Universe for you to be seen, heard and validated. As you accept surrender, you allow.  Allow is a beautiful practice of clarity, clear on what you want to receive and clear of what is not acceptable, as you hold strong, discerning boundaries. Allowing only that which is in direct alignment with your desires, growth and new.  This sets the ground, and foundation to receive- a nest to receive that which you desire, the new. And to receive what you desire becomes simple and effortless.  It comes in in the most miraculous ways.

 

Be strong.  Be powerful.  Trust in your desires and take action.

It is up to you to cultivate a relationship with trust, faith, surrender, allow and receive.

You’ve got this!

 

Illuminating the riches within

Monica Heiz

Priestess of Passion

www.priestessofpassion.com

Busting Open the Beliefs of Yoga. Connecting to your true Source of Personal Power

The depth of connection we have through our bodies is profound, penetrating through ever aspect of how we choose to live and in every thought, action, movement and feeling. 

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Let’s bust open some myths or outdated beliefs here, about the practice of yoga. Practice, is a series of actions, disciplines that create shifts, and gives you a formula for growth and development. Where yoga has an exceptional plan for focus and discipline in practice, it’s method of connecting one’s spirit to it’s own innate inner knowing, which includes opening channels that connect the ground below and the heavens above is archaic, built on a philosophy that held others in power and control.

There is another way. It is the way of the Priestess

From a time when women, with her beautiful ability to surrender, receive and allow had access to Divine Wisdom for the prosperity and abundance of all. Before the darkness. When the light was a representation of individuality, fertility, expansion, and all the joys and pleasure this connection brought to the people. There was no one leader. There was no one to follow. What transpired was the unique self expression of people through play, arts, creativity, music, sex, dance, food from the land and community connection.

Yoga, in it’s actions, closes off the channel. As a woman leader, one of the Priestess with a Divine Channel, my energy and ability to connect, like my sisters, is my greatest asset. This ability to connect my energy source to the earth below and the heaven above flows through the Divine Channel that opens with my pubic bone tilted and held forward, my coccyx bone tilted back and sits bones extended left to right. This Diamond shape, is the channel and connection that allows for a free flowing source energy to move through me. It is a place of personal power.

What this relationship creates within the body is extraordinary. It holds the lumbar spine, the lower back in a neutral position which is an arch. This arch, the design is for the connection of spiritual energy, rich, fertile, creative, and self expressive to move through this channel. It is the spirit in action. It is YOU. It is how you create and express your unique self in this world.

The current model and teachings of yoga, has not acknowledged nor chooses to recognize this essential action step in opening the channel which connects one’s spirit to their inner knowing.

Yoga, in it’s practice and philosophy teaches to tuck the tailbone- which is a submissive position. It creates a domination. It has someone’s own sense of personal safety and security look toward outward teaching. And looking in at the naval or solar plexus, has someone giving up their power to something or someone other than themselves.

Let’s put this in perspective with the true Natural order of the Divine, the animal Kingdom which thrives through a food chain model. A jaguar does not tuck it’s tailbone. She stands strong in her center, present. The curves of her svelte body the epitome of strength and beauty. When this majestic beauty decides it’s time to take action and look at the world around her, she sits looking out, observing with clarity on her next steps, which are divinely guided by her intuition. In situations where she finds herself in trouble, after the experience, she shakes herself off. She is clear on her power. And, no where does she give it away.

The exquisite nature of our senses are to experience the richness and fullness of life. Sights, sounds, feel, touch, smells all bring greater joy and evoke the feeling of pleasure. If you are not experiencing pleasure, the opposite is pain, or no feeling connection apathy. Neither one produces a positive Flow state. It’s easy to become stuck and stagnant here.

Yoga has a philosophy to turn off your senses, not be attached to the feelings. My feelings as a Divine Being are a gift from Heaven and my compass- the compass of my heart, spirit and passion, which drive and move me forward. And, isn’t that the same thing they teach about Law of Attraction, get into the feelings? My senses are a map, directing me in the direction to go. With each piece of pleasure I receive through sight, sound, touch, feel and smell, the experience of it, I find peace, joy and happiness. I open, I connect, I feel and I love. I FLOW. I receive, I open, I give and I celebrate the richness that moves through my life.

This is the path, the channel and source of the 2nd chakra flow~ sensuality, joy and pleasure. Your deepest connection to pleasure. Sure their are false pleasures to get you out of pain, and that is for you to reconcile. Money, sex, food all travel through the 2nd chakra. These 3 connect us to the physical and a sense of true safety and security. When we get into right relationships with our flow, our Selves, they flow freely. Opening your channel, connecting to your inner knowing, reclaims your personal power, and sense of identity that only you can have, it is your unique genius through your senses, feelings, thoughts and emotions, which comes from a high vibe state of pleasure and feeling, individual to you. Your blueprint, your identity.

Money, Food, Sex. These are the areas people and society have a hard time identifying themselves, your own personal power, your own blueprint, your own identity without a group, tribal or other people’s beliefs, ideas, judgments and philosophies. Taking a stand for your own personal philosophy. Just as I choose to do here. Without your own identity and personal power, what do you think happens? You give it away to others. You give it to others and you receive what they give, their ideas, beliefs and philosophies. The energy of the 2nd chakra is giving and receiving and creative or destructive. What do you think happens when the channel and flow is closed? Pain or apathy sets in. What do you think happens when you don’t have a sense of identity or feeling of personal power? You feel weak, vulnerable, unworthy. Do you think the Jaguar ever feels that way or gives her power away.

The depth of connection we have through our bodies is profound, penetrating through ever aspect of how we choose to live and in every thought, action, movement and feeling.

Make no mistake the practice of yoga has helped me, as a guide and a tool, a practice of focus and discipline, where like the jaguar I thrive in the environment. I took matters into my own hands. I consistently apply my own philosophy, inner wisdom, strength and personal power. I consistently trust my inner knowing, I choose to act from a place of power with my intimate intelligent inner wisdom as a Priestess.

This is the way we create change.

We allow, we give way to each person to connect into their own inner wisdom. We guide lead, model and teach how to keep this flow, this connection through the 2nd chakra of sensuality and the significant values of personal power exemplified by the jaguar.

This is they way of the Priestess

If you are ready to access more of your Divine Gifts, to step into a clear channel for your personal power and passion to flow, connect with me at monica@priestessofpassion.com or visit my website at www.priestessofpassion.com.

There’s a program designed exclusively for you, where true power and passion is found in the courage to live a wholehearted life

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Monica Heiz

Priestess of Passion

Cultivating a relationship with Surrender

Surrender. The act of surrender is a letting go. A complete act of trust in the unknown where all things are possible.  Now, I have had significant experiences being in surrender from an emotional standpoint.  Confronting emotions that were limiting, holding me back, interfering with what I wanted to feel and experience. The experience, always has me release the feelings without attachment, so I bring up the feelings and can feel them without attaching to them.  It’s become a very effective process for me.

Surrender from the physical is different.  The process isn’t different, my ability to be in it, handle it is different. There are always actions taken, always the new set in place. Once the new has stable grounding, the old no longer has a purpose to serve or a way to survive. This uproots the old, causing a need to let go, surrender to the new, which needs a place to grow, thrive and be expressed out, for the old, having been uprooted, no longer has anything left to give or receive.  In the physical, what I am noticing is this place of trust has pulled up roots that are so interconnected.  Interconnected to people, places, finances, career, really related to the outer world.
Each time I explored and entered surrender through the emotional, it always involved me.  There was no one else, nothing else.  Sure patterns and experiences, yet ultimately I knew it was all related to my inner world, the way I was feeling.

So, Surrender through the physical, into the outer world.  What is this? How does this work?  Your life is always speaking to you.  When you discover, uncover ways your life is unhappy, unfulfilled, out of alignment for what you want and believe, and you come to the urge, the desire to take actions, to make changes, you begin your process. Surrender in the outer world asks for trust and faith. It asks for help from others, not in a way that has you being needy or helpless, rather in a way that holds you powerful. Surrender has you find stillness.  Surrender removes all the obstacles, the blinders.  Surrender has you bloom, open, expand in the most magical ways.  It’s a point of contact.  Surrender in the physical lets you know you are human and you like everyone else, count on support. Divine Support, support of community, support of your highest good.  Surrender, in the physical sense clears all old paths.  It moves you forward through right relationships, and right actions.  For me this was a real AHA.

To know that trust, to feel and receive connections.  The right relationships, the right connections are here.

There is a heart connection that happens in surrender.  There is a connection so deep, so profound, everything is changed. This heart connection allows you the space, courage and wisdom to grow forward.  This path, this choice is only found in the depth, the rawness and the commitment towards surrender.  Once you hit the bottom, the first thing surrender requires is calmness.  A calmness from within. That you see and trust in your environment. Your environment which holds the people, places and resources for you to be in surrender.  An important aspect of surrender is it happens in an initiation of  adulthood. There is no victim, blame, judgement, resentment or poor me. Surrender, in your environment holds this space or vibration of you being at your highest good, the highest version of yourself because, essentially you are releasing everything that held you back or was in your way of achieving this. Surrender, allows for the best version of you, your highest good to be held, received, giving life to your now, your truth.

Surrender brings the best of you forward. It allows for you to accept who you are, making peace with it now.

 

Illuminating the riches within

 

Monica Heiz

Priestess of Passion

http://www.priestessofpassion.com