The difference with Spirituality from Traditional Education

Creating and implementing Spirituality is very much like going to school and then applying what you’ve learned out in the everyday world. Where some people view Spirituality and everyday living, career, work, family, fitness, finances as separate, they are not.

Learning to understand Spirituality takes a practice, discipline and a process. The difference with Spirituality from traditional education is, Spirituality has you uncover, reveal and bring to light aspects of you, aspects of life and living which had been hidden from you, missing, actually moved from your path of growth. It’s an uncovering of personal truths, that feel good, add value to your life and bring to you love, abundance which in turn builds and creates success, happiness and fulfillment. Just as the tree, which can bear fruits of its labor, so too can you, when understanding this natural order.

Places in your life where you feel drained, depleted, stuck, stagnant, repeating cycles and patterns, unstable, these are ways Spirituality provides an influence, greater awareness and the tools and skills to repair, restore and rebalance you, your life and the world you live in.

Spirituality has a foundation in the natural order of things, growth, expansion, harvest. A birth, death, rebirth cycle that is the ebbs and flows of life.

What I find throws people off the track with Spirituality is not having a foundation to understand the principles, practices and how to apply them without creating disruption in one’s own life.

It requires Endings that with grace flow into New Beginnings.

So how does one go about implementing Spirituality without disrupting their life, work and foundation, while choosing to grow, expand and create the changes they desire?

I believe the first thing is understanding your own foundation, your strengths. Usually strengths revolve around career/work, fitness/health, home/family, relationship/ connection in community, things in your life that create stability. For me, my strength has revolved around health and fitness. Health and fitness has always provided me a stable ground to build on, trust in myself and settle in.

Spirituality involves your relationship and connection to yourself in many ways, from your inner child, masculine & feminine to the environment you find yourself in and the people you’re around.

Holding and understanding your foundation, which is the root chakra through the heart chakra, can remove alot of stress in your life over the struggle and contemplation of what to do next.

As you learn the ebbs and flows, cycles and the ending into new beginnings, you can navigate your life with greater ease. You can enjoy your beloved with deeper and greater love, and you can show up more powerfully and fully as the man or woman you desire to be.

You see with Spirituality, there is no reward, or something to earn. There is no achievement or need to look good or get. With Spirituality you have alignment, the place where your true destiny, your path coincides with the choices, actions, decision and, Trust & Faith you hold.

This give you, the essence of your truth and desires a place, a space to show up. You see, it’s not rewards, recognition, or achievement you truly desire. What you desire is the Truth of you, your desires and your path of excellence and contribution to be expressed to come into your life, to come alive through you.

Spirituality in the presence of practice brings this to you. It’s grounded in your truth and nourished and nurtured by your thoughts actions and beliefs. It comes to light, through the dark and unknown with the ability to apply your skills and tools, your practices to the aspects of you which have been buried, hidden and out of alignment. The ones as I mentioned, you struggle with.

In this you find, happiness, health, healing, vitality, prosperity, joy, pleasure, and all of the aspects of you, you believed were missing. You believed you needed to find or get outside of yourself or didn’t know how to grow and tend to.

Spirituality when implemented into your everyday life offers you this gift. This gift of transformation, of the fruits of your labor, from pain to pleasure, from sadness/despair to joy, from poor to wealth. To see the world through the lens of growth.

Illuminating the riches within

Monica Heiz

Priestess of Passion

Www.priestessofpassion.com

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This is for you women. You women who have it all, or want it all.

This is for you women. You women who have it all, or want it all.

Working In A fabulous career can be demanding and rewarding. Being in a marriage has it’s ups and downs. Raising children can be challenging and joyful.

Each of these areas of your life bring about polarity. The key is navigating and coordinating the polarity so it ebbs and flows, and dances. Dances in harmony with the joy & pleasure in your life.

That’s right Pleasure in your life. You stepped into a career ambitious, married the love of your life and created the miracle of life. You deserve pleasure.

The feeling and experience of pleasure. It’s not so fleeting moments or experiences found in a vacation, a workout a green juice or a girls night out. Those fall short of the true level of pleasure your heart is quenching for. Yes, your heart. The part of you that loves so big, there is no job, task, or other persons need to small your not willing to step in for.

Your pleasures matter, from the inside out. You see you can’t buy pleasure. It’s not found in the handbag, the car, or the shoes. It’s found through your own inner knowing, and commitments toward your hearts desires. The place between the polarity where you show up and settle in. Where you ask for support and trust in the process, allowing receiving as you surrender to your truth. The depth with you that desires, passion, intensity, focus, sensuality and this incredible freedom to express yourself all of you. Whether in the bedroom or the boardroom, this lioness, who is the master of her domain with beauty grace, elegance and class. Unapologetically perfect in her choice to live free while maintaining it all. A career, a great relationships and raising her children.

This is a new breed of women. Why? Because our generation has better access to our natural skills. We have learned how to stand firm, svelt and confident while detaching from an outcome. We know how to speak with the men while owning our own feminine spotlight, and yes, she; you, deserve the spotlight.

Today, we as women can identify having it all takes work and we’re willing to do it. Now with that checked off the list, pleasure is the piece where we bridge what we have done and accomplished with what is possible for us and, how we manage, strategize and move the pieces on our boards for more pleasure and joy.

A few delicious facts about pleasure;

1. It asks you to expand. You must grow, stretch and open into the next level. It comes through a version of success as birth, and the love factor is the same, the radiant self love you give to yourself. Pleasure is felt through self acceptance and surrender

2. Pleasure is a visceral experience through a series of intuitive guidance, inner knowing, and a feeling that takes your breath away at the delight. It asks you to slow down, turn in, ignite your inner desire, with focus and attention act, action from your place of power your creative sacral womb and your heart. It speaks from seduction and leaves a trace of intoxication.

3. Pleasure, when in your flow, will make your head spin so fast in sheer ecstasy, you’ll need assistance, help, support which can also be the feminine way of being, open, ready to receive, in intimacy with her partner through sex, even or especially when it feels or looks like you must take control.  It’s this support, help, assistance, which is surrender. Surrender to the pleasure , to being so practical and luxurious. Surrender to the polarity. Allow your lover to see this divine woman you are, the one you created who has it all. Allow him in, in a way that reveals every ounce of you to let go release and settle into the next level of you.

You are a Divine Feminine Woman, and you are here to Have it all and lead the next generation of young woman how it’s done.

Priestess of Passion

Illuminating the riches within

Monica Heiz

516-443-8882

Www.priestessofpassion.com

The willingness to give and the power of receiving; without attachment

Giving and receiving

There is alot of ideas and beliefs about giving and receiving.

I am going to speak about my experience, coming from a place of personal truth and self trust. I call this space Your Heart.

So often we are programmed to receive what is given to us. We don’t always understand, we can choose to say no in a way that speaks from our own truth and personal power. It holds you responsible and accountable for what comes into your life, your energy field.

Maybe you’ve been taught to “be good, or just accept”, possibly to be a people pleaser. You go around receiving experiences, things, feelings, emotions and aspects of life that don’t feel like your truth. They just feel so off course for you, because they are.

Now, let’s get to giving. You enjoy giving, it makes you feel good. When you are asked to give for something that holds opportunity for you that you can’t see, you may back away, you don’t like it. How about giving someone a compliment that holds them beautiful, powerful, smart, successful. This often comes through you from a place of envy, jealousy or wonder. Can you completely give a compliment and walk away.

Can you give of anything and walk away?

Can you give without attachment to what comes back? And, can you give to someone without receiving from them?

Here is what I have to share. Just because you give something to someone, whether it be a compliment, money, time, skills, does not mean you must receive back through them, especially if, what they are giving is not in alignment with what makes you feel good.

So, you ask, how do I not receive from them if I’ve given them money for services? You stepped forward in faith and trust of yourself, in belief of yourself. This is you giving, giving to you- to trust. It is their responsibility to show up as they are. If they are in alignment with their message and offering, it will be a clean clear transaction. Your receiving will be of equal or greater value than your giving.

Now, receiving. As you figure out, choose and decide what you want, it is your responsibility to align your receiving muscles with this and that means saying no, or not allowing that which you don’t want. There will be certain opportunities for you to say yes, as you go, to build along the way. Saying yes to certain experiences, programs, and changes is a stepping stone and allows the Universe to know you are serious and committed to your desired outcome, what you want to receive. It also give you, that’s right gives you the opportunity to experience the changes you want, by starting. Giving yourself the chance to step in without attachment, just opportunity.

Receiving you choose. What becomes so grand about receiving, when you grasp it, you can let go, detach and remove yourself from people, places, even income that is coming in, being received from a place of expectation, expectation from the giver of who you are supposed to be or they need you to be. This in itself frees you in ways that hold you in your brilliance.

It speaks from the heart of who you are.

What you receive, the energy behind someone’s giving is just as important, why they are choosing to give. What is it they need or believe they get from giving?

The point being, hold your power. Give what you have, to give freely- which means no expectation. There is a cost, a price a value on your giving, just no attachment. The significance is always energy and energy from a feeling place. As you build and create these relationships, you feel and appreciate how powerful you are. Powerful because you had nothing to give or receive, what you had was an opportunity and experience to share in mutual value and respect from a place of Your Heart, Self Love.

Receiving. Listen to the person. Are they giving what they think you need or you want to have, or do they truly want you to receive through their heart, their passion. A gift.

Learning to navigate and understand this flow is a beautiful and sometimes messy process.

The outcome is magical. It becomes a true expression of your Self. The whole of you, your inner light of Love, Cherished and Honored.

Illuminating the riches within

Monica Heiz

Priestess of Passion

Willingness. What Are You Willing to Do?

Willingness is the ability to say yes to yourself. It is the doorway to possibilities.

What do I mean?

In order to go after what it is you want, in order to create changes and change the course of your life, you are going to have to be willing. I don’t use those words often, “have to”. What I know for sure is, if what you are doing is not making you happy or going in the direction you want it to go in, you will have to change your course of action.

Let’s begin with your resources, your money, time and energy. You will need to, have a willingness to place your money, time and energy towards that which you want. Your willingness shows that you desire the changes. Willingness has no attachment. It is an energy that shows up as yes, this is what I want. Willingness speaks of your ability to let go, vulnerability and openness. This is the path to change.

So what are you willing to Do? Often when you get deep in the chaos turmoil, stuckness, or pain, getting out takes a greater commitment, a greater need to settle, create a plan and act, again a willingness to let go of the story and problem and find a solution, this is willingness.

Most people are held back by their inability to be willing, to have courage, to find faith to act from self trust. Think about this. Do you want to be like and considered most people, or do you believe in yourself that you are capable of making the changes necessary to have what you want.

This is a conscious choice, a decision made based on your own self confidence, no one can or will do it for you.

Willingness may go against everything you were taught and believe, and that is what courage is about. Standing up for what you believe in and speaking up. Courage is not tied to outer resources.

This is where most people lose their willingness. Once you begin to talk about money, time, or energy, people shut down, disconnect or turn off. Willingness flies out the window. Willingness, has no attachment, so once again, it opens the conversation to something new and it understands in this new, in a new direction it will take, money, time and energy.

What are you willing to Do? What is something new you are ready to step into that points you in the direction of your dreams, goals, vision and desires?

Creating changes can be challenging, we tend to be programmed pretty good as to what we believe is right or wrong, truth or not truth and what is important.

Willingness breaks through these barriers.

What changes are you looking to create in your life now?

Illuminatingthe riches within

Priestess of Passion

Monica Heiz

516-443-8882

 

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

 

 

Added value resource: Creativity

creativity-mindset

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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Monica Heiz

Priestess of Passion

www.priestessofpassion.com

 

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