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

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Non Attachment

It’s very simple to speak and say, well detach from it- hold no attachment, it’s another thing to actually be able to apply this skill set.

Non-attachment at its foundation holds you in faith, strength, courage and trust.  It’s a magical place to stand. What occurs in order to be in non- attachment is a power from within and without so strong, there is nothing to stand in your way of the desired outcome.

Now, for many people the idea of detaching, brings up the exact issue that creates the attachment. So for example, fear of money- has people afraid of letting go, releasing, give of money. Fear of safety and security has people holding onto things, homes, people, money because of the feelings and emotions that are associated with the idea of losing safety and security.

These are the real issues, programming and patterns to clear- to find a sense of peace, clarity and freedom.

So how does one go about doing this?

First, identify what the fear is?  I mean look at the fear- not judge it, or label it, just look at what brings up fear- loss of what?  Now once you have identified the fear, be present with it. No action required. No emotions required.  Go about your living, and begin to notice each time a thought, feeling, emotion or experience comes up and triggers this fear. Good.  All you are set to do here is identify it and observe as it comes up.

Now that you know what brings up the fear, you see the trigger. Be patient.  What often is a thorn in the side with non- attachment is the fighting, the grip, the will, and determination to change something to get out of the pain, chaos, trauma.  This holds a charge and power.  Patience is the salve to igniting the trigger.  With patience you can defuse the charge.  Stay in patience. Center, breath, and find stillness.  These are a new experience.  This begin to settle the ground beneath you, the one that shakes everytime the trigger blows up.

What your next step here is to look for what you want.  What experiences feelings emotions and outcomes do you want.  No- attachment, just what are they.  Then ask youself why these triggers affect you.  Why at this point in your life are you being triggered by something that occurred when you were a child and what truth do they hold now? What traumas were there, what chaos erupted, what pain, saddness, vicitimization and lack or scarcity did you see or were exposed to.

Here is where you my love must show up in your power.  If you saw witnessed or experienced a trauma, you most likely did everything you could to protect yourself and overcome it.  Settle in to this with me.  Look around you.  Do you have the love, security, safety, money, food and relationship (whether with yourself or a partner) you desire.  Did you create the environment now as an adult you needed to get yourself out of the situation or circumstance that held you in pain, chaos and trauma?

I bet you did.

So now, the body, your emotions are still running the program.  They are being triggered by the patterns that show up in your life.  See you did a great job remove and growing from the experience physically, yet emotionally those wounds must be released- non- attachment, for you to truly be free.

You’re essentially still holding the fear pattern within through your thoughts actions and behaviors.  Now, non-attachment will ask of you to step into courage, to be the adult, the responsible adult you were always looking for to show up, to step in and take action, to protect you through creating a safe space.  This space gives your emotions, feelings and inner child, inner feminine a space to be safe.  In this safety you have the freedom to be, to express yourself, your truth- to feel to speak to be heard seen and validated.  You are given the space to open and let go, relax and find peace.  This continues to evolve into non-attachment.  That’s right, you are no longer attached to the story or the way others, adults in your life, showed up projecting and intimidating their issues on you.

You find a new sense of peace joy and happiness.  It is here you are free.

Your emotions hold the power to transform your life, are you ready.

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Power ~ your resource, and how to own your power

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is the way we create change.

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

This is they way of the Priestess

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

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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

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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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Resourcefulness. Skin in the game.

Resourcefulness as wealth consciousness.

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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