Guided Action. The Energy Behind Action

 

Guided Action: action is the fuel that leads to success.
Trust is the Key and Passion is the Fuel~ 
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Action can take on many different personalities for people.  It is the energy behind it that moves people, whether it be fear, inspiration, joy, challenge, false power, or other qualifying reasons.  Non- Action, from a place of lack of action, a choice to do nothing, remaining in the status quo, to choose an idea of safety and security keeps people stuck.  There’s a saying that goes ignorance is bliss.  That’s not really true.  Bliss comes through the joy, acceptance, rising to the occasion and stepping forward, I can call it towards the unknown, to create a desired outcome.

In order to live a fulfilling wholehearted life, one must be taking action. Now, finding a path to take action on that matches your level of integrity, passion, and desires is to develop a strategy and system that fuels you, that nourishes your soul and spirit from the inside out.

Guided action comes from your ability to know what you want. Everyone talks about the “bigger vision”, I say, start with one step, what do you want your foundation to look like, the ground beneath you that supports you.  For me, what this looks like is a high level Fitness Club, community centered with like minded fitness men and women.  Food that nourishes my spirit, rich and vibrant in color, sweet and juicy in texture and taste that ranges from fruits, vegetables, meats, chicken, fish, potatoes, and a limited variety of grains. A rainbow palate of color. Clients that respond, know what they want and allow me the opportunity to deliver in magical ways. Having a Fitness program that speaks through me, moving every aspect of my body mind and spirit and friends and connections that recognize, understand, value and appreciate my desire for freedom, excellence and commitment towards my goals. As these parts of my world are in place, my foundation is set.  The earth beneath me, the ground below me is fertile for all of my actions to come through my spirit, my intuitive knowing and the path that is designed for me.

What I have described here is, my choices and decisions to limit the distractions, and background noise that disrupts and interferes with my life…my work, my health, my relationships, my finances and my happiness & success.

So how do you know the difference in Action?  How do you know when it is guided action?  What I have learned through experience is there are steps to be taken, lessons to be learned to acquire wisdom and limiting beliefs to overcome.  Often, actions can be tangled in these areas. The frustration is taking the actions with trust in self, and finding you’ve repeated the pattern. Guided Action is first set in your foundation, as opposed to just randomly going for it, putting it out there.  Guided action has a “nest”,  a foundation for you to take aim from and land in.

Slow down. Take your time and act from where you are.  Allow the next step to appear, to be revealed to you, just like a seed springing toward the sun out of the ground. Unless you have things organized, and a clear space, jumping ahead of where you are, leaves you open and exposed to falling. This is what I described above as, “lessons to be learned to acquire wisdom”.  Once you have gained the wisdom, it is truly time for you to put your actions to work for you.

Look at your foundation.  What in the basics of life is working for you?  What is not?  Create the necessary plan and strategy to uplevel this area.  Uplevel means bring yourself to a higher ground, a better environment, a better situation.  Plan, and prepare- not over think.  Plan and prepare comes through knowing what you need to be in environments and situations that work for you and with you (as opposed to against you).

Once you know your plan, it may change, the important aspect is knowing where you are going, the outcome you are headed for. Take a small actionable step towards that goal or vision. Then allow.  Allow the Universe to show up with ideas, answers and all the ways it is supporting you in moving towards your goals and desires. From your choices that arise, settle and ground and Act, make a decision.  With this decision, follow through to the next step.  The whole process is designed to keep you on track.  On track for your desires, goals and dreams.

Once you take the action, this is the best part… YOU MUST SHOW UP AS OWNING IT.  You show up in that reality.  This is key and essential.  When it shows up for you, it is what you have been working towards. Often people get distracted, or not fully believing the next step that has showed up, is a part of their path. As you take the action, allow it in.  Allow this new discovery, this action to be YOUR TRUTH.

Really excited to share this information with you!

 

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The connection between the ground beneath me and the sky above me;  The 5 steps to clear purposeful action

 

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Monica Heiz

Priestess of Passion

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Why women struggle to see the changes they want

For most women it’s not a lack of resources, time, energy or money that holds them back from making the life changes they desire.  Although I hear it all the time from affluent, successful women.  Women who by far have every aspect of comfort and luxury available to them. The real root of the issue is their lack of courage, self confidence, personal power and joy.  Based on the culture values they were raised on, everything was taken care of for them.  There are those women who never had to find their way through a challenge, and the ones that did, were so afraid of real survival issues, found a way to settle in, leaving the past behind, yet never really reconciling the emotional scars.

Now is the time to bring to light, to confront the real fears holding women back, stuck in fear, lack and limitation.

This requires them to face the only person who can save them, and that is themselves.

It can be scary, uncomfortable and risky to think about having to look at yourself in the mirror. To see all the ways you gave up on yourself, in order to get validation of who you are in the world.

Where do we begin? And why?

First we begin with accepting yourself. Forgiving yourself for believing others, trying to keep others happy and forgive yourself for giving up on yourself. Accept the woman you are right now, today. The woman who stands before you in front of the mirror and tell her, you love her.

Look at your confidence, power, and joy. What do you notice?  How do these resources make you feel? Do you know what they are, from within you? How do they show up in your life, or are they missing?

If these are the resources missing, congratulate yourself for your awareness, recognizing thy’re missing and why you’re held back from making the desired changes you’ve been looking to make. You traded your confidence, power and joy in exchange for time, energy and money as opposed to weaving and blending the two together. You gave up on one for the other, and you wonder why you’re not succeeding in making the changes you desire.

So now, it’s time to head in a new direction. That means to take new actions.  This requires courage.  Courage is the key that unlocks the door to the tower you’ve locked yourself away in. No one can do it for you. It’s about taking one step at a time, an action that will set you on a new path, which involves a risk.  Look at it this way.  Every time you step into a courageous action you build your account of confidence, power and joy.

Accept yourself. Look at yourself.  You deserve more.  Not more things.  More, joy, passion, pleasure and love. That can only come from you taking action for your desires.

The biggest challenge is getting started, and since you haven’t been privy to taking actions, risk taking, and courage, it’s like death.  Yes, I know, it feels like death.  That’s it sister. Crossing the threshold into unknown territory will challenge your opposites, life and death. To gain new life you will have to cross over the death of the old into the new.  Living a life in fear.  Living a life attached to outside resources, that’s not living.  That’s keeping you locked in your ivory tower. Your confidence, power and joy, will open you in ways that will shake you to the core, freeing you.

It is freedom you seek.  You thought you’d find it in time, energy and money.  Doing more, having more.

Freedom.  Now you know, your freedom is found in your confidence, power and joy.  Go. Find it, make it happen.

I believe in you.

 

If you are ready to create lasting soul filling lifestyle changes contact monica@priestessofpassion.com

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Monica Heiz

Priestess of Passion

Success and Business. Gaining an edge, standing out from the crowd

 

Succeeding in business takes persistence, commitment and drive to succeed, while implementing an impeccable work ethic and a positive mental attitude highlights your drive to succeed. Gaining confidence, knowing your strengths and taking action towards your goals provides you the stamina necessary to get where you are going, and keeps you moving forward.

Here are 7 skills to Gain an Edge, Stand Out from the Crowd

  1. Know your goals.  Have clear definitive goals on what you want to accomplish in business such as  job title, salary, company you want to work for, and work you do. These goals give you a structure to work in, like a road map.  By staying focused on your business goals you’ll pay attention to opportunities, take action towards your goals and keep moving forward.
  2. Think outside the box.  Businesses today are looking for leaders who are willing to lead the way, to bring ideas to the table with creative thinking.  Be an asset to a company by providing them valuable ways to solve problems and come up with new ways to generate income or provide better service.  
  3. Know your strengths.  Building yourself up as an asset to your company, a valuable team player, requires you to know what strengths you bring to the business. Knowing your best skills, where you shine, provides you a way to communicate and act from focus, while asking for collaboration and cooperation with others creates a  business team that leads to results. By taking action from your place of power, your strengths, you open yourself to greater confidence, clarity in your communication style and showcase your ability to lead.
  4. Stay in the game.  Take action, take initiative. Being able to consistently challenge yourself, growing with new opportunities and a willingness to be uncomfortable gives you the skills and courage to stay in the game.  Business is not about being easy, it’s about challenging yourself to be your best and making it look easy.
  5. Take chances.  One of the greatest skill sets that successful business men and women have is the ability to trust their instinct/intuition and take chances.  Chances provide you the opportunity to stretch yourself, to test your limits.  It’s gives you the experience necessary to learn. Chances lead to success and to failure and failure is an important step in the process.  It’s not failure unless you stay down.  It’s the getting up where strength, courage, inner worth and desire to succeed are produced.  The more chances you take the better you get at taking them.
  6. Use your instinct and intuition, trust it.  Instinct and intuition are an internal compass, pointing you in the direction to go. It takes skill, time, patience and practice to use them well.  Time alone, reading, meditating, working out, yoga, fishing, being in nature are some ways to provide you the resources you need to build your instinct and intuition.  Listen to your inner voice, trust in the wisdom, the actions to take and your ability to succeed.
  7. Surround yourself with like minded people.  People who succeed spend time with others who succeed, think of it as “The Success Club”.  They hold each other up, celebrate successes, build you up and know you’re on the move.  People with goals, visions and direction have no time for stories, problems or distractions. Find people who have the success you want and spend time with them, join their circle of friendship.  Attend events with other success driven people.  Go be the successful business man/woman you want to be.

 

Create a plan, have a vision and go out and get it.  Succeeding in business requires you to do the personal work necessary to grow, step out on a limb and take flight.  Be bold, be courageous and be the woman or man everyone wants to do business with.

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Priestess of Passion

www.priestessofpassion.com

Resourcefulness. Skin in the game.

Resourcefulness as wealth consciousness.

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Money in and of itself holds no power. It’s a form of currency, an exchange for services rendered, goods sold and purchased. The essence of power is the actions people take with money, their decisions and choices which is made up of the sum of their beliefs, experiences, habits and patterns about money, value and worth.  Wealth is a choice, it’s a consciousness.

What does this exactly mean?  How much money you have in the bank has no power. If you are saving your money for someday, one day, the right opportunity, you are allowing life to pass you by. Your decision to hold onto your money becomes restrictive, tight. The truest power is in the decision and action to spend your money on that which adds value to your life.  These opportunities to spend money will be in personal growth, new ventures, your lifestyle of health & well being, education and community. Because they are not instant gratification, they many not look or feel like a way you want to spend your money. These ways may look like a waste, unimportant or not essential yet, quite the opposite.  They are the pathway to health, freedom and happiness.

When money is put in the game, an investment where you are required to show up and be a part of the work, you are the investment. Since you value your money, you look for ways to make sure you “get your money’s worth”, find ways to stay involved, participate and being active in how your money is being used plus the actions necessary to achieve your goal. When you say, “I don’t want to pay for that”.  Do you not value the work necessary to achieve you goal.  Are you not committed to your own success.  Skin in the game my friend.  No one is going to do it for you, yet I would put money on it, their are professionals out there with the skills necessary for you to achieve your goals.

What successful people do different and consistently is understand and recognize investing their money will depend upon resourcefulness.  Resourcefulness because, in order to achieve new results, results you want and have not achieved yet will require you to think outside the box, create a new way, new discoveries, new patterns and habits.  This begins with thinking about money in a new way.

Money as a tool.

Money as a tool to build, create and bring into existence what you desire.  Good luck keeping your money all safe and cozy in savings for someday. Someday when.  Someday.

Your life is happening now, today in this moment.  New structures and systems are being built.  If your mindset, actions and habits are to wait, save, not spend, you’re missing out on the greatest opportunities of your life, health and happiness.

That is to live.  To live, push beyond the status quo. Invest in that which has meaning to you. To put the power of your health in your hands, investing in nutrition, fitness and positive lifestyle activities.  Btw, if you believe the current US medical model is invested in people’s health, that they actually care that people live healthy and happy, take a look around. It’s a dis-empowering system.  And as long as you don’t believe you have to invest or spend on you own health, or take the time by cultivating your own resourcefulness in well being, you’ll continue to Wish for solutions.

Wishing and taking actions are two major differences in wealth consciousness and dis-empowerment with money.  Wealth consciousness/resourcefulness takes actions and seeks out results, looking for new ways, new solutions. This mindset and way of being, trusts, believes and nourishes a relationship within self to reach for the unseen, taking risks that say, YES, I AM WORTH IT.

As we move into the second week of  2018, turn it up.  Look at your mindset and beliefs about money.  What ways can you afford to step up your game into wealth consciousness and resourcefulness.  Claim your power with money, take action and improve your well being.  You got this.

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Added value resource: Creativity

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One of the deepest resources hampered in society today is creativity.  Creativity is a resource that adds value, increases worth, adds growth and presents opportunity.

You see, in order to reach new heights, succeed in achieving new goals, break through barriers, you’ll need a strong commitment to your creativity.  This applies to corporations, as well as business and personal living.  My formula for Creativity is Commitment + Passion = Power.  It is this power, generated by passion and commitment that steers the course to your vision, the path you set out on to achieve your desired outcome.  Interestingly enough, creativity is related to the 2nd chakra, abundance, sexuality, joy and pleasure.

Let me introduce you into my world.  A world where joy, pleasure, passion, play, abundance and creativity design and lead. A world where your ability to create something through commitment and passion, bring forth joy and happiness.  The true nature of abundance and sexuality give and receive more life to all.

So where do you begin? First, what are you willing to be committed to. Begin with one thing.  Understand distractions, negativity, self doubt, outsiders opinions and every excuse imaginable will show up in your face. That’s called lack, limitation, excuses, and a whole host of defending your inaction and not taking responsibility. This view opens your commitment to a childlike wonder perspective, opportunity! Opportunity shows up to challenge you.  To rise above the status quo and take action, even when you are afraid.  Commitment brings in creativity, which gives you the opportunity to build something new. This is where one of my favorite gifts lies, resourcefulness. Resourcefulness has no limits.  It teaches creativity, accountability, vulnerability, clarity, trust, perseverance and most importantly, belief in one’s self, Self Love- gratification, joy and humility. In order to move beyond the chatter, and current limits you will need to cultivate a practice of resourcefulness.  Money, time and energy can’t buy resourcefulness.  Imagination, quality time alone and with the ones you love, meditation, reading, day dreaming, journaling, doing activities that inspire you, and spending time building that which you desire, your passion builds resourcefulness.

Now back to “what are you willing to be committed to”.  I mentioned commitment + passion= power, and I just spoke about resourcefulness and it’s connection to passion. You, and only you, must invoke your power and resourcefulness to achieve new results, new outcomes. And, that is where your goal lies, isn’t it?

Let me share with you some of the side effects of resourcefulness: fun, joy, happiness, success, focus, tenacity, playfulness, and there you find~ creativity.

So where is the problem?  The problem is “out there”.  It’s in the disbelief, the judgement & unkindness from others towards your happiness and joy.  It’s in the current limitations around you in the environments that show you it hasn’t been done.  The problem is “in there”, in your mind, your feelings of not being able to, not being good enough, not raised that way, not motivated, essentially, not believing in yourself.

Creativity has been hampered. It has been devalued. It has been traded in for statistics, a one size fits all, brand. Yet when inspired, invoked, and celebrated it’s your creativity that gives you joy, pleasure and happiness like no other.  Creativity is unique.  It is purposeful and gives meaning to your passions, and the way you spend your time, energy and money. It’s how you build, create and enjoy all aspects of your life.

If you’re inspired to create changes within your life or business in the new year, through your commitment + passion= power, and uncover your creativity for more joy, pleasure, and happiness, come work with me in the Clarity Package! Email me at monica@priestessofpassion.com

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Priestess of Passion

www.priestessofpassion.com

 

Internal ambition, your blueprint for success

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Internal ambition and external ambition

Ambition, when directed for growth, an increase in life, can be either directed from a point of influence of internal ambition or external ambition.  The strongest, best gift you can give yourself, your children, your co-workers, employees and team members is your own sense of internal ambition.

Internal ambition is fueled by your own sense of commitment, discipline, creativity, self expression and true joy for setting your sights on a goal and striving.  It’s cultivated through a practice of focus, and belief in ones self.  Internal ambition builds leadership. You see, we are built to strive for more. We are built to trust in our gifts, our desires and chart a course to move us forward.

External ambition is doing things for the sake of getting something in return. It is based on having to do something, or just doing something because of what you get. There may be a lack of passion, or a need to get something, without a sincere joy for the task at hand.  With external ambition you can sense more stress or fears, negatives, even though the goal and outcome to attain is positive.

The true beauty in internal ambition is to see what you are made of.

I believe it’s essential for people to have goals that stretch them to grow. A feeling, a desire of accomplishing something that lights your soul on fire. And, I believe having the right people around to support you in this internal ambition is a non-negotiable.  You see, what I love about internal ambition is the way you create changes in your life, that ask you to show up, to feel and check into your heart.  As I mentioned above, having goals, desires and striving to add value to your life, brings you through new tasks, taking on new activities, and facing challenges, that once held you back, small or feeling powerless. The feeling you receive from the accomplishment, that is the ultimate reward. You gain confidence and self esteem, priceless accolades for yourself that no one gave to you, you earned it through your commitment, desire and hard work.

External ambition has a focus on the outcome whether it be for money, status, title, or recognition. None of these are bad or wrong, there is just not as much sustenance in the reward.

The feeling of success comes through the work, the practice, belief in self, it is earned by your self.

Internal ambition capitalizes on what you want to achieve. It may ask of you to risk.  To take a chance on something that is intangible, yet with hard work, focus and discipline you will achieve. Driven by passion, embraced by your heart and spirit, taking your time, small actionable steps soon become bigger bolder moves that say, yes, I just accomplished that on the way to my goal adding to your pocket of gold.

As the year comes to a close, take some time to focus on what you want to achieve in the new year. Something that comes from your heart, a little crazy or risky, that makes your heart sing. Listen for your internal ambition, the why you want it and how it makes you feel. Listen. Feel.

Dig into your untapped treasure chest of desires, and just believe, internal ambition will be the light to move you forward.

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Priestess of Passion

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Expansion. Expanding and crossing thresholds

 

Expansion isn’t a word you hear everyday in relation to your spirituality or health, yet expansion is an essential part of growth and progress.  The concept of expansion from a Spiritual standpoint is opening for the new to give way, to stay open, letting go of perceived notions or beliefs.  Expansion, actually, opens to the light. It reaches, stretches and knows, the light provides the necessary nourishment and nutrients for the next stage of growth.

From the beginning of life, expansion shows up in the form of a woman’s uterus and body, expanding with child. During the time of childbirth, expansion happens again, when the birth canal and vagina expands for the baby, crossing through it’s threshold.

That Is, how we are designed to go through life, expanding and crossing thresholds.

So what do we need to understand about expansion to help us live richer, calmer, fuller, more satisfying lives?

Let’s begin with, it’s not the expansion that scares us.  It’s not understanding how the application of expansion works in our favor, how it works.

Expansion will happen every time we set ourselves up to grow, to make change. There will be steps required to take, along with centering and grounding and decisions to make. It’s in these decisions, you move toward the light, opening more and more in expansion. Your decisions will be based on the present, where you are and where you are going. It’s this conscious choice of Now, that expansion happens.  This is a non-negotiable for your growth, transformation and true change to be real and lasting.

The beauty of expansion is how you mature, grow and gain through the process. More light, more love- expansion opens you, softens you and shows your true power.

Expansion challenges all parts of us, mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. The greater sense of calm and clarity you have, the simpler it is to identify how to go about your expansion and stay focused towards the growth and changes you seek.

Let’s take a more precise look at what occurs in the stage of expansion. Expansion is taking action towards the new.   It brings down a shedding of the old, just like a flower reaching for the sunlight, blooming, letting go of the delicate and protective covering. Before it releases the covering and protection, take note of this, it does not let anything in! In it’s most essential phase of expansion, right before it is ready to drop its protective cover it does not let anything in, that will disturb it’s path of growth.  For you, this means you are required to have focus, precision, trust, stillness and patience plus good boundaries.  Make no mistake, this can feel intense, being in this place of in between, where your trust and faith must be greater than your fear and disbelief.

And, this is how it works in your favor.  It teaches you to grow, stretch and believe in that which is brightest and boldest, your passion and your true power to create and believe. It asks of you to show up with nothing less than your best. You see, expansion requires you, not time, energy or money. Expansion, is you letting go of the old, stretching with faith and trust in what you have been nurturing, placing your resources towards.

The actual expansion, is the process of unfolding.

Hold your vision. Hold your faith with power, conviction and love.

 

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Monica Heiz

Priestess of Passion

http://www.priestessofpassion.com

 

Embraced by a larger love, moving from ambition to meaning

 

Bacons-stained-glass-window-4-largeMoving from ambition to meaning

There comes a point in your life, whether you stop and wonder,  look around you questioning what you have and what you’re doing, or just recognize and acknowledge your life is not everything you want. I’m talking about want from an inner perspective. You see all the things you’ve acquired, the degrees earned, titles held, the way you spend your time energy and money, really hold no meaning to you.  They’re not aligned with your true values. Once you reach this level of consciousness, a whole new world opens up to you, literally and figuratively.

This consciousness brings with it a new level of risk. A risk where you begin trusting in the unseen, you become the observer, peeling back the layers that once held power over you.  It requires humility, compassion and most importantly, self love. This level of risk is a vulnerability to the aspects of your life that you built which held meaning and power to you and for the life you built.

Moving to meaning.  In this new choice, meaning is everything that you value from your heart, body and mind.  It asks for you to listen to the message within your heart, feeling the truth in your body which sets you free.  The feeling of ease, simplicity, grace and flow. It asks your mind to let go, release and surrender to the opening.  It’s only through the crack in the darkness can the light enter.  Like stained glass windows and décor, the effects of the light, sunlight reflecting light can your true beauty shine.  This is your journey through the darkness into the light, where your sense of identity is broken- you transcend into the next phase of your growth. Your truth. Where things hold no meaning over you.

Where you claim your power. The power you hold within, to make conscious choices and decisions, to act from faith and belief in yourself, and to stand your ground for what you believe in.

Empowerment. The true gift in empowerment is you choose where you invest ( I choose not to use the word spend here), your time, energy and money.  When you are empowered the choices you make with your resources, time, energy and money, will add increase to your life and to those you touch.  The resources exchanged will be an asset on both sides, adding to growth.

Let me elaborate.  In ambition, you are looking to get a bigger home, a fancier car, a better body, more of the external with the spending of your resources to get something that you believe will make you have or feel a certain way.  Moving to meaning, you decide to invest your money in a home that makes you feel safe, secure and provides you a temple, a sanctuary to rest your head.  It may still be a big home, yet the meaning behind it is what it provides you.  In that safety and security you make better choices and decisions.  When in meaning, rather than complaining about how much the fitness program costs, the gym, private training, the fresh foods, the time it takes to workout, being to busy, not having any energy, you decide to look at the overall lifestyle of having health, you recognize the investment you are making towards your health which will pay generously as you grow and mature.  You are consciously investing in your health today, so later you’re not at the mercy of the Dr.s and medical system.  In ambition you are looking for doing it all, showing up for everyone.  You want to be seen as successful, only doing it all leaves you unfulfilled on the inside.  In meaning you leave that all behind.  You choose to say, “what makes me happy.  What can I do to be of service that gives to me that which I give to others?”  You decide to find peace, grounding and stability in trusting yourself, your gifts, your OWN INHERENT WORTH, which has nothing to do with a title, money or status.  In this you find Freedom.

You Thrive.

While in meaning you choose habits, patterns, places and experiences that nourish you.  You choose to leave the realm of excuses, problems and difficulties to stand in your place of power in the realm of solutions, gratitude, trust, compassion, and the present moment, a consciousness of richness found within that supersedes anything external.

It is here, You give meaning to your greatest gifts, your values, and power flow through you, from a place of love.

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Monica Heiz

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Sensuality, the most intimate part of yourself

While I believe many in society have lost touch with the inner most intimate part of themselves, I don’t believe it was intentional. I see it as a lack of tools, support, programs and a model for society to not pay attention to that aspect of themselves.

 

That in and of itself has caused a disconnect, a separation of self.  

What I have found is within this inner most intimate part of yourself is the richness, fullness, satisfaction and joy you have been looking for.  One of the most intimate parts of yourself is your sensuality. Sensuality gives you the pleasure to experience things from a very powerful place, touching the aspects of yourself that feel, see, hear, taste and touch. How would your world change if you understood how essential your sensuality is for quality of living?

So why would anyone choose to turn that aspect of themselves off? I don’t believe we have consciously made that choice, and I know, we have the power to turn it back on to fuel our lives, when we understand the power it holds for us.

When we come from a place of nourishing our sensuality, your senses, you release the power, money, time and lack have over you.  You step into a world where your experiences hold meaning, keeping your focus and bringing you pleasure, including your feelings and emotions let loose into more freedom, passion and ecstasy.

You see, if the focus has always been on the pain, the struggle, competition, or getting more, you close yourself off to finding the entryway, the pathway to pleasure.  Sure, things may get uncomfortable, even painful, yet that’s your cue to find your sensuality. Where have you been holding back, pretending, feeling guilty, or shame, or expecting things to be easy about wanting what you want, about being so open, receptive in your sensuality.

To ask for what you want and Know, what you want is important, validated and true.

Sensuality asks you nourish your senses through environment, relationship, foods, clothing, sex, movement, and self love. Self Love means putting yourself first.  For me, sensuality is a feeling that touches my spirit from head to toe, opening me up, caressing my skin, bathing my energy in sunlight and seducing me into actions that feel good.

Let go. Find freedom. Sensuality invites you to explore, to let go of expectations and to revel in the moment.

The first step to Self Love through Sensuality is stop the self inflicted pain.  Here are 5 Tools to begin delighting in your Sensuality:

  1. Find some quiet space, settle into yourself.  Notice your feelings, your emotions.  Be present to them, allow them to be.  Set out small pieces of different tastes, textures and colors of food.  As you take one small piece at a time, chew slowly, notice your feelings and emotions. Feel them. What nourishes feelings of pleasure?  What are you open to receiving? Can you appreciate feeling free? Can you let go, allowing joy, pleasure and ecstasy to embrace your whole body?
  2. Take time to write out your vision or goal.  Look at it. Feel it.  How do you need to feel to accomplish your goal? That require you to let go of putting other people first. To achieve your vision you must feel worthy. You must feel capable of accomplishment.  You must be true to yourself.  Honor your self worth.
  3. Start a fitness plan.  Find a fitness program that will encourage all of you, mind body spirit.  A fitness program which steadies your mind, fuels your spirit and opens your body, all connecting to your heart.  I choose yoga as my fitness program.  It grounds me into my present, while channeling my spirit. I can feel all of me, allowing my sensuality of movement to be an expression of me.
  4. Stop following the crowds.  Take time to find out what you want.  Spend time in nature, let go of having everything everyone else has. Find beauty in your uniqueness.
  5. Luxuriate your body. Find natural simple products, less is more.  Have a massage, indulge in a spa day, schedule a full day unplugged with your significant other. Find the beauty, joy and pleasure of you.

 Sensuality, the aspect of you that says,

YES I LOVE MYSELF

 

Illuminating the Riches Within

 

 

 

 

Monica Heiz

Priestess of Passion

http://www.priestessofpassion.com

A Woman’s Worth, Illuminating the Riches Within

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Over the past week I’ve had 2 men stop, for me.  They couldn’t put their finger on what was different about me, only that they were very attracted to me.  They wanted to spend time with me, finding me mysterious, curious.  The attraction was more than physical, something greater than external.  These men where attracted to my light. They were charmed by the radiance of my inner feminine, the Priestess within, illuminating out in all I am. I find women notice it, and often have a hard time seeing the reflection within themselves.  It becomes unsafe for women to see another women so wildly accepting of herself, her joy, her passion and her pleasure.

What is the recipe for women to notice their own inner worth?  The value they have inherently within that doesn’t seek approval, has no need to be right, perfect or unkind to herself?  For a woman to be so unapologetically all she is, Happy, Free and Radiating Joy

Within you, your Divine Feminine, Inner Priestess hold more power than you could ever imagine.

The first state of affairs is to release the belief that outer things, money, high end luxury car, big home, top level career, designer handbags hold more value than you do, or that they give you value.  Sure these luxuries add to your quality of living, but when you sacrifice your own truth, your own worth in exchange for these things, you give up your power.  You give up your power to the things you believe make you who you are.  They don’t and they can’t.  Only you can do that for you.

Let’s get back to value and worth.  A woman’s worth is marked on her ability to hold good boundaries, use discernment when making decisions, not judge others, and most importantly honor her body mind and spirit with healthy positive habits, thoughts and actions.

And guess what?  Honoring your body mind and spirit as a woman will take an investment of your resources, time, energy, and money.  Resources are given to us to exchange for building, creating and investing in what matters most to us.  If you complain about “being fat” or “not having enough time”, well it’s a call to action to invest, step forward, spread your wings and jump. If you believe buying another pair of shoes will do the trick, or getting your nails done, you’re missing the point.  A woman, who holds power, who knows her value and worth is willing to invest in herself. No excuses. Period.  Sure she’ll be uncomfortable, yet with faith, a courageous heart and the trust of her self, she steps forth into the unknown onto a journey of self discovery which brings her more life than she could ever imagine.

When we begin to understand money as a tool, it’s put to use to provide for us what we need in life, that includes spiritual maturity of using money to grow our own health, well being and spiritual practice. One that keeps you happy, healthy and radiant. Money, provides the luxuries necessary to nourish, nurture and support your greatest asset, your Inner Priestess, Your Light.  You’re too valuable, and you know it. Quite the excuses and the whining.

How do I keep my Inner Priestess so Bright? I cultivated a deep, passionate and loving relationship with my emotions.  Ones that like any relationship have their ups and down, yet, with a knowing they are my emotions, I am responsible for them and they support my living from my habits, thoughts and actions.  I’d better know how to use them to my advantage.

I’ve let go of attachment of what I think I need and what I want to focus on what I feel.  What feels true to me.  What inspires my soul. Where is my passion, my joy and my freedom.  That is my source of connection to my Inner Feminine and I unabashedly share it, and Be, in it.

Being in my Feminine means, letting go of the push, any sense of insecurity, holding centered, rooted and balanced in Trust.  It means listening to my intuition, watching the world around me from a higher perspective, and it means leading my life from flow with ease and grace.  I hold sacred with value my resources, my relationships, my business, my health and my life.  If there is no trust, honor or respect, I make a conscious choice to end the relationship and walk away.

I believe men appreciate and need woman to take a stand for their own feminine. I believe our world needs women ready to take a stand for her own feminine, to honor her own self, releasing her toxic behaviors thoughts and patterns.  I believe it’s time for women to reclaim a part of herself she abandoned for things, the idea the outer world would provide for her.

The honest truth.  A woman must be ready. She must be so tired, exhausted, drained of her energy, her life force.   A woman must be so unhappy in her life, miserable at wits end and really feeling unworthy and defeated to say, YES, Yes I am ready to claim my value and worth.

And, that’s a good thing……

The journey can then begin.

Illuminating the Riches Within

Monica Heiz

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Priestess of Passion

http://www.priestessofpassion.com