Owning your Identity

The power of your 2nd chakra, Owning your identity

The 2nd chakra represents either side of the spectrum, pain or pleasure. It is linked to lack and scarcity or abundance and prosperity. It represents your identity within the world and your relationship to the resources that nourish and nurture, money, food and sex.

It is often modeled, imprinted and developed based on your family systems, their beliefs habits and patterns.

Where lack and scarcity bring upon fear of unworthy, neediness, not enough, hiding, self judgment, hopeless, and a host negative feelings and emotions.

Abundance and prosperity brings with it clarity, focus, a sense of peace, trust and more than enough. It speaks of owning your own identity around your basic needs, money, food, sex.

These 2 sides of the spectrum are designed to have movement~ e-motion, energy in motion. Therefore when you are caught in the current, the flow of emotions you can see, feel and turn your emotions into a powerful transformer of circumstances. Where there was lack and scarcity, identify the relationship, the trigger, the point you feel and how you describe the feeling. From here, begin a process to redefine the feeling. Confront fears, the basis for holding negative feelings and emotions. Take actions that challenge you, scare you and trust, that transforms your feeling quick, it’s an accomplishment, and says yes I can and I do.

Abundance and prosperity is meant to be shared. It’s meant to flow, that’s the true nature of the 2nd chakra when healthy and balanced. You flow, your resources flow freely meaning no negative charge to hold them stuck and stagnant.

2nd chakra is how we relate to our emotions and feelings and how we can flow in the world, our resources and relationships. If you find you get a bit stuck or unsure, find trust, step forward, find pleasure and joy and act. Often the simplicity of giving gets you unstuck. Giving from a positive emotion, no attachment, this is what it means to give freely, non attachment.

Learning to navigate your 2nd chakra will give you a plan of action. It identifies your feelings and emotions and directs you, without attachment, to where to transform and shift your interaction and energy. Energy meaning thoughts, feelings and actions, your beliefs. Once again, often the beliefs were planted by family patterns. As you look, and see, as you decide you want a different outcome, feeling, belief you begin to feel and act from that place.

It begins with giving. With opening up your heart, with finding trust in yourself and freely giving with passion and self love.

It’s where you own your identity. Who you are in the world

It’s a beautiful chakra to have spinning and moving healthy and clear. Enjoy the process

Illuminating the riches within

Monica Heiz

Priestess of Passion



Trust The true power you hold within


Trust is an interesting topic. I believe we’ve been taught, programmed and accepted that trust comes from outside of self, or even put into another power, a higher power.

Yet, there is so much beauty, Self Love and understanding of Self when one places trust in their own hands.

Here is how I understand trust.

It’s a relationship with yourself from your first, second and third chakras. First chakra relates to safety security and place of home. Second chakra relates to pleasure, joy, community, sense of belonging. It relates to your connection to the outer world through your senses. And, third chakra relates to personal power, your own sense of value and worth.

If your first and second chakras are in relationship to how we need each other in a way for survival, what does the model of needing each other look like for thriving? And if personal power is about self worth, how do you choose to show up valuing yourself.

Trust is a relationship you have with yourself. Your ability to know the ground beneath you, your foundation of safety and security, the way you provide for yourself, the way you honor yourself and the way you value and receive your joy and pleasure, this is based on your Self. The self of you that is unshakeable because of the faith and trust you have in who you are and your own personal intimate relationship with Source. Your connection to the ground below you and the sky above you. Ultimately the currency of Self Love, the currency of trust in Self and your Divine Beingness.

Trust holds the power within you. Trust speaks from your foundation of safety and security. You know you are safe, for your truth and your alignment, your integrity are in relationship with how you feel. Yes, how you feel about yourself.

That’s right, feeling. Do you have self love? Do you honor your word? Do you value yourself? Do you find no need to be right, to judge, to control or get anything? Your feelings of self control, a place of freedom, peace, pleasure and joy is the process through which trust comes through.

What I am saying is, when in the feelings, abundant with who you are, through self control, freedom, peace, pleasure and joy, you gain, you earn trust within yourself. And, these feelings become effortless and easy when you are in your truth. From your truth, you trust.

So this is different than trust outside of self. Trust outside of self looks to others, for others to help, for others to be held with some accountability or responsibility. Trust outside of self will find safe ways, things that have some sort of known, comfort or outside authority. Trust outside of self wants to have a proven system or plan, yet, that plan or system may not match your own inner light, being and self. Therefore, if this proven plan or system does not work for you, when in the community, group or tribe, it affects your Trust in self. It makes you wrong. It makes you wrong rather than looking at the perspective that You Are Not Trusting Yourself.

So what if today, you looked at all the ways you can trust yourself. All the ways you can listen to what makes you feel joy, pleasure, self control, freedom and peace. And look at all the things that you can question your own trust. Is it really your trust in yourself or are you choosing to trust a belief and idea outside of yourself.

There is a place to fit into community and to have safety and security. There is also a way to listen and feel from within your own truth, your own power, your light. And when you do, it opens the gates to the beauty and wealth, of Self Love and Currency of Divine Truth, your own inner knowing, where all things move through you.

Illuminating the riches within

Monica Heiz

Priestess of Passion


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



What holds you back from what you want

What’s holding you back isn’t what you don’t have. What’s holding you back is the choice and decision to have that which you want.

You see, in order to acquire and have what you want, will ask of you to do the work, put a plan together and take the steps necessary to have what you want.
What holds you back is the story, and beliefs you tell yourself about money, about spending money or putting money towards what you want.

Money is a tool. it is used to build and invest into things, qualities that will help you, to aquire the thing you want. Money is the vehicle, when you spend and invest in services, program and products thathelp you get there. Now the choices you make on the products, services and programs are up to you. The point is saying no, and being unwilling to move money towards your desires, hold you back.

You don’t commit. You’ don’t hold yourself powerful enough. You don’t see the power you hold in the decision you make to have what you want by placing money towards having it.

Now the steps, require action. So when money is put in the plan, you have a sense of urgency a sense of purpose. Take the steps. Go to the groups, take the classes, show up. These are all important aspects that move you towards your desire. It take courage and it shows commitment.

In order to have what you want, you must be doing things different than you are doing them, so this plan puts that in place.

Practice. Practice feeling what it feels like having what you want. Practice expriencing who you are having this. What does it feel like. How do you stand, how do you act? What becomes important to you. Do more of these things.

You see having what you want is in your control What it takes is letting go of the story. Letting go of the excuses. Stepping into curiosity and courage, the 2 qualities necessary to find a new way, to find what it is you desire and want. Every other way- has you in the old beliefs that hold you back and don’t support you and your wants.

Other people will have a story why you can’t do it, why it won’t work.

Stop listening to them. They don’t hold the power, you do. Your power requires actions in alignment with your goals and desires.

What holds you back is your inability to take the actions, to be bold and hold yourself powerful in action.

Now, today, what are you going to do, what action are you going to take on in alignment with your goals and desires.

Illuminating the riches within

Priestess of Passion

Monica Heiz

Priestess of Passion

Finding Grace within the Elements

Thriving requires grounding, action, flow, believing and trusting

One of the most dynamic aspects of living is balancing all aspects of thriving. Thriving requires grounding, action, flow, believing and trusting.

Often times, one area is strongest, you’re most connected with. As with Nature, there is a process in which all aspects are given the opportunity to perform. Growth requires connection from within and feedback from the outer world.

Grounding, is the ability to stay centered, in harmony, balanced from within, while the world moves around you and you decide to go out and create changes. Now, Action is essential for change to occur. Action, when inspired is a joyful, passionate feeling, to doing what you love to be doing. Flow, is a state of letting things be as they are, without attachment. Flow, feels passive, when in reality is a subtle power, not allowing anything to move you off course or form an attachment in your way. Believing, moves your thoughts out into the world ~ to “see” what you want in your minds eye and vision it as your reality. Trusting, the Golden Ticket. Trusting is an inner knowing, a way of living in Love, Receptive and Connection with your Truest Self.

What I am learning to love about grounding is the sense of inner focus without doing. There is no action required for grounding. My life experiences brought me through overextended in action without any sense of grounding. None. The shift to learn, apply and be in grounding has been a remarkable journey, settling. A sense of peace. Grounding is essentially the opposite of action. Where action is the doing, going out, shining, grounding is deep rooted, in the depths of your center. Grounding is peaceful serene, a sense of feeling into your soul.

Action, as I mentioned is the doing. Action has a strong influence of power, excitement, enthusiasm, charisma and being seen. There’s a different kind of confidence that comes through action. It’s one that loves to be seen, to be heard, and to shine. It’s a confidence of sense of self. Being Inspired into your action adds so much energy, positive, and light energy to move you, spread your wings.

Flow is the capacity to let things roll off your back, to allow things to be as they are. Flow finds simplicity, grace, ease and freedom in the unknown. There is an element of motion that occurs naturally, intuitively and receptively. Flow provides, reassurance, comfort, support and value.

Believing honors your self. Believing creates the space, the focus and clarity for your self, the container for your grounding, action and flow to be. It makes up your thoughts and the way you choose to believe the world works. Believing paves the way for your desires and thoughts to manifest in the world. It’s the specialness you bring forth in the world, your uniqueness to embrace, cherish and celebrate.

Trusting connects your deepest roots, your grounding with your highest high, your believing. It is the light within. Trusting shines bright, shines bold and shines rich. It’s the essence of who you are at your core, from where the Magic happens. Trusting is a feeling of power & passion, radiating and magnetizing rippling out through the great big Universe.

The elements, share with us and through us the truth and beauty of who we are. It’s up to us to spend the time and energy to ignite the gifts found in the treasure chest of your soul.

Illuminating the Riches Within,

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Monica Heiz

Priestess of Passion


Your Unique Gifts, Your Point of Power

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All of us have unique gifts, specific to you, what you bring to the World. The current way society operates is fitting everyone under specific ways of doing things, limited in creativity, self expression, and joy.  Because most people fear loss of security, love or self-esteem, you continue to operate under these systems.  Loss of security, love or self-esteem will show up in your relationship to money, your family, your career, your significant other and your health.  Your choices and actions are directly linked to your beliefs about security, love and self- esteem. They make up your habits and patterns and how you interact on a daily basis.

I want to talk about your unique gifts, your creativity, self expression and joy.  I am going to share why your gifts are the essential foundation for you to gain safety, security, love and healthy self- esteem to be in the world.

As a young child, you often did things that made sense to you, they made you feel alive, lit up and excited.  Most often, the adults around you, didn’t recognize the power and joy you had in doing these things. Let’s say they were so burnt out and disconnected from their own power and joy, they couldn’t honor or accept yours. Fast forward to today.  You deep down have a knowing, have a real truth for what brings you joy and happiness.  You know having certain things, doing certain things, opens you up. Now, you are either in a space to enjoy these things, or in a fear of doing them.  What I ask that you take a look at is the feeling doing these things bring you.  How do they really make you feel?

Do you feel creative, self expressive and joyful when doing them?  Then, these activities are a way to your unique gifts.

Your unique gifts are within you to bring more joy, pleasure, happiness and fulfillment to the people you connect with.  How would you begin to use your gifts?  What would you need to feel safe, loved and full of yourself to use your gifts?  Think in terms of creative, self expression and joyful.

For example, for me, writing brings me joy, creativity and self expression.  I love to express myself in all ways.
Fear on the other hand, grabs hold of creativity, self expression and joy. Fear limits your ability to think for yourself, where you have ideas that stir creativity, passion and purpose.  Fear requires you stay within the confines of the structure, which means there is no creativity, there is no self expression or joy.  As yourself, “am I experiencing joy, creativity, passion, and self expression in the work I am doing?” It is a straight forward yes, no answer.  If you find yourself trying to negotiate a response, you are negotiating your creativity, self expression and joy for security, safety, love and self esteem.

The true beauty and nature of this gift is, you can change jobs, careers, get a new spouse or partner, a new living situation and until you decide to embrace and use your gifts, nothing really changes, you just recreate a different scenario of the same thing based on the need for security, safety, love or self esteem. Your way of interacting with the situations doesn’t change, it’s based on the need for change to get your needs met.

Choose one situation, what would it look like using your gifts with creativity, self expression and joy? Take money, family, health, career, relationship or work?  How would it feel different?  What would you expect from yourself?

Now, look at all the ways you are playing safe in order to get your needs met.  Staying in a particular job, staying in a relationship that drains your energy, doesn’t meet your needs, maybe looking at money from a standpoint of not enough or never enough. These beliefs are based in fear.

When in this space of fear, you will be unable to see creativity, self expression and joy. You will be blinded by the beliefs in play used to keep you in a sense of safety, a way to keep you stuck in this operating system.  This also means, you are out of touch, disconnected from your unique gifts.

It will take a conscious decision, choices and actions to move you forward, to step forward into your gifts with faith, trust and a genuine desire for growth, being more powerful and authentic.


Your point of power is your gifts. Your point of change, growth, your ability to find happiness lies in your ability to use your gifts.  To be creative, self expressive and be in joy. What I find fun, genuine and authentic being in my gifts is the true joy they provide for me. The way I express myself creatively without attachment to the outcome. How I am dynamic, trusting, playful, honest and sensual while being completely in my work, my fitness and my relationships. Whether I am writing, teaching fitness classes, working with private clients in Nutrition, Fitness, CORE Coaching, or my relationships in all ways.  Using my unique gifts expands my resources, my way of living and increases my flow.

I trust owning my power, through my unique gifts, will bring joy.  It’s the light that leads the way, that shows up even in my darkest hours, when old programming of fear appears to stand in my way.  It is my unique gifts that whisper, that rise to the occasion, the ones I choose to see and say yes to.  Yes, using my unique gifts brings joy, blossoming, turning me up, turning me on, and….. in that I love sharing them with others.


Illuminating the Riches Within

Monica Heiz

Priestess of Passion