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

 

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

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

Why am I deciding to share this?

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Are you ready?

 

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

 

Illuminating the riches within

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

www.priestessofpassion.com

Monica Heiz

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.

Illuminating the riches within

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Monica Heiz

Priestess of Passion

www.priestessofpassion.com

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.

 

Illuminating the riches within

 

 

 

 

Monica Heiz

Priestess of Passion

http://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

Change as an act of Power

Times of Change: The Inner World and the Outer World find Balance, Peace and Flow

We’ve asked for it.

Some of us have prepared for it in our habits, choices, actions and work.

We wanted change. We wanted change, where what we want, feel and believe in our hearts matches what we receive in our outer world.

Change can be subtle as we take the actions forward, with new plans, ideas, habits and feelings. And, believe it or not, often times these changes will be challenged by the old ways. “Are you sure you want to change?” “Are you completely committed to this new change?” Do you believe?, Do you believe in the new changes”?

 

It always looks good on paper, and it feels good when taking the actions. Yet when confronted with the old, do you have the courage to say Yes to the new. Do you have the courage, strength and wholeheartedness to allow the old ways showing up in the form of chaos, destruction, disruption, pain and despair to circle around you, praying on you to be vulnerable.

It is time for change and many of you have been doing your personal work to make it happen.  Aligning your values with your actions and words. Listening to your gut and intuition, trusting decisions, making good choices. You’ve placed what matters most, from the people you love, to your health first, the reason behind your happiness, your most valuable resources, as opposed to placing time, energy and money as the recipient of what matters most. You, my dear friends are willing to take self responsibility for your living and everything that holds value to you within the World. That is the power and passion of living life courageous and wholeheartedly.

 

Willing to let go of the status quo, bold and brave to say yes to accomplishing goals and dreams that ask you to continuously show up, stretch, learn, give, trust and believe.

Your actions, dedication, commitment set in motions by your emotions of joy, pleasure, happiness and success, because that is what you choose to believe.  With that contagious attitude you inspire others to find the light within, to rise up and be the change they wish to be.  For other to take a stand for hope, to liberate there soul to freedom, making new choices and decisions that reflect the values they hold near and dear to their hearts.

An Act of Power.  Yes, change is an act of Power, and one only you can do for yourself.

Now, more than ever, celebrate, appreciate the changes you’ve made, the people you’ve inspired, and where you are going. This is a time Great Power is available to us as a collective, one that is based on your heart & soul, one that will set the foundation for our children’s future.  There is no greater Force than this Energy~ building, setting new systems and structures, creating a new path for our children to live in a world that values the power of Love, where health, prosperity, fun, joy and happiness are their way of living.

How Powerful is it knowing your actions, intentions, values, choices and way of living; authentic and with self responsibility is building a new world right now.

Yes, you are the change. How grateful, my heart full,  to see so many of you in your dedication to that which you value most~ yourself, your family, your work, your community.

Blessings often come disguised as problems, chaos and trouble…..

Keep up the good work, You are moving in the right direction!

Illuminating the Riches Within,

 

Monica Heiz

Priestess of Passion

http://www.priestessofpassion.com

The True Power You Have~ Now

So often people wait for the right opportunity, to have enough time, enough money, a better body, be happier and the cycle of “waiting” is perpetuated. What gets washed over is what is available now. What is available now is going to look different than what you want, yet it is the foundation, building blocks to get you where you want to go.  In order to build and have what you want, you’ll have to overcome, move through and challenge limits and old patterns, hence the perpetual cycle.

Standing in, standing up, being clear on what you need to get where you want to go relies on relationships, the relationships you build and have today, to bring you what you want.

All things flow through relationships. It begins with the relationship you have with yourself. That requires a willingness to take action, providing yourself a foundation that may feel different and new, and surround yourself with people who are willing to provide, protect and give in a way that nourishes your spirit, has you wanting more and stops the cycle of “waiting”.   It’s here now.

When you look at your resources, really look at them, your finances, your work~ the people you work with and the environment you work in, your friends, your family, your neighborhood, your gym and health professionals, everything that makes up your foundation, are they providing and protecting you, supporting you Now to get you to where you want to be? Are they caring for you in a way that gives you opportunity to take action towards your vision?

It is up to you, it is a requirement to take Self Responsibility here. Now.

Maybe your relationships are overprotective.  Then it’s your responsibility Now, to find those relationships that build strength and courage to go out on your own. It may feel or seem reckless or careless, and you know what, the alternative is a slow, steady decline to stuckness and stagnation.  To never being able or willing to take action towards your goals and dreams.  Today, find the people who celebrate and value a little wildness.

The relationships you have today are the stepping stone to building what you want tomorrow.

The key here is, the new relationships you make, they’ll move you forward, and then….when you are ready for the next level in your life, you’ll create new relationships.

 

The missing piece in society is, when you have goals, visions and dreams, you’ll need to build the relationships that support your vision goals and dreams. Leaving the safety of your nest and spreading your wings to fly. If the people you’re around don’t have the same values, or appreciate you, you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders.  Each level of change you go through, will ask for you to spread your wings and find new connections.

 

Your life changes when you’re willing to create and cultivate new relationships. Relationships without attachment, relationships for the growth of each person involved.

The true power in this is, allowing yourself to change. You must be willing to receive something new.  Something new in relationship to your attitude, behavior and actions to move forward towards your goals.  This begins Now.  What you learn is the true power you do have.  You learn to see people and relationships as an asset to you or a liability, neither good or bad, just a recognition of who has the potential to give freely and move you forward.

That’s right give freely and move you forward.  Give freely to contribute to your energy. Give freely to invest in you.

This is your power.  Your ability to receive without attachment.  

 

Illuminating the Riches Within

 

 

 

 

 

Monica Heiz

Priestess of Passion

http://www.priestessofpassion.com