The eyes

Let’s show some gratitude for our eyes today. First of all, that you even have eyes to read this. That you have eyes to spend countless hours scrolling through social media. That you have eyes to pick out the best filter on IG.
But more importantly that you have eyes to see your loved ones. Let’s show some gratitude to be able to see your loved ones smile, to see their facial expressions when they’re proud of you, when they love you.  

Let’s show some gratitude for your eyes because they give you the ability to drive or ride your bike or your skateboard. They give you an independence to go somewhere on your own. Your eyes let you cook food for yourself with ease. Your eyes allow you to swipe left on Tinder for that guy that is trying waaaay too hard. Your eyes can alert you of danger before it comes close to you.  

Most of us have this ability to see, a simple sense we take for granted, but that gives us so many gifts. And how many times have you been grateful for your eyes? They only rest when you close them.

Let’s show some gratitude for our eyes. What makes you grateful for your eyes?

Thank you for waiting…

I keep seeing posts about replacing your “I’m sorry’s” with “Thank you’s.” Which is right up my alley. Our words are our magic! So thank you for waiting for me. I’ve been processing some things in my world and I tend to detach so I can process. But the Universe had limited patience for my stagnation and the amount of people contacting me and my loved ones about my posts was the sign I needed to get up.  

Also I’m a Gemini ♊ and we can get distracted by new ideas and projects easily. (Because new is so fun!)

So I can’t promise I won’t go underground again, especially as I’m moving forward to get my personal training certificate to combine emotional and physical health, but I can promise to do my best and be grateful for your patience and compassion in the interims.

With gratitude,

Caroline ♡

FEAR!

The origins of fear explain.

FEAR.

What is it good for? Absolutely nothing! (Anyone else into old Soul music? No? Well…carry on.)

What is fear good for? I bet you want to say “absolutely nothing,” and you would be wrong. Fear may not seemingly serve your highest good but fear can be used as a signal that something is off or unhealed. Similar to the way pain in the body signals that there may be injury or illness, fear can be a similar indicator for emotional health.

If we’re experiencing fear we’re usually living in the future. Eckhart Tolle explains that anxiety, worry, and stress, which are forms of fear, occur from living too much in the future. We don’t fear things in the past, do we? We may be sad, bitter, regretful, or unforgiving of the past but we don’t fear it.

Why do we fear the future? Because it’s uncertain, right? How many times have you thought, “…but what’s gonna happen?!” We don’t know! We don’t know. I stopped offering readings about the future because questions about the future are fear-based and I didn’t want to feed that mindset. The inquirer is looking for control of their fate. You never find yourself wondering, “hey what’s happening right now?” because you’re in the now. Right now, you’re sitting reading this. You never get anxious about something you’re doing right now. But you can be anxious about something you’re doing in 1 minute or what we assume and outcome will be in the future.

Anxiety, fear, worry comes from filling in the blanks. We assume we know what’s going to happen. We write in the story before it even happens. And the outcome, that we’ve made in our own minds is what makes us anxious. Or worried. Or stressed.

For example: I have a big test coming up. Right now, I am here studying but I start thinking, “What if I don’t pass? What if I can’t do it? What if I let everyone down? What if I’m not smart enough? What if _______?” And I go down the rabbit hole of all these elaborate and awful scenarios that will never happen but that make me sick with worry and anxiety. But what’s actually happening to me in real life, in that moment? What am I actually doing? I’m sitting here studying. Still haven’t taken the test. The anxiety is entirely self-created by me projecting out into the future. In that moment, I’ve just created my own personal hell by making assumptions and stories about the future. (And let’s be honest, how many times do the things we worry about actually happen? How many times have you actually had that confrontation you went over a million times in your mind? And how many times has the outcome to a situation been more manageable or better than you could have planned?)

So if fear-based emotions are self-created, why do we do it? Why do we indulge? Why would anyone want to do that to themselves? It may be a different answer for each person. It’s something to think about and we’ll go more into the “why,” in the another post.

In the meantime, if you find yourself living in the future and creating fear, try listing the things you are grateful for in the present moment. Even the things directly around you by saying, “I am grateful for….” Gratitude vibrates very high, like love, and is an easy method to pull yourself out of fear and back into love.

Beat the fear and choose love, my little light warriors, I’ll continue to provide to even more tools to do so.