6 inspirational steps to get ‘unstuck’ and let your soul shine

when i was 12 years old my favorite song was ‘soulshine’. by the allman brothers. i guess that was foreshadowing.

i have made the conscious decision in my life to let my soul shine. and my heart glow.

two years ago, i chose to start living by the direction of my inner compass, steered by passions, creativity, and dreams, instead of mind over matter and finances. instead of confines and regulations, instead of restrictions and  and frustrations, stressors, discontentment, pressures, societal expectations, judgements and connotations. while tempting ;).. i chose to give it all up and free myself. I left my university job and moved to Mexico with my 5 year old daughter. I gave up my house and car and millions of social engagements and sushi dates and money. frustrations, stressors, pressures, no free time, materialism, all of it. because i felt stuck. i felt trapped inside a life i didnt want. i felt my heart and soul were being confined, and my spirit was being held under water.

key word here is ‘I chose.’I chose. I didnt accept. I chose a change, and a new direction of flow, no fear, gentle heart, dream pursuing, and inner direction. i chose what my self wanted. ‘my self’ two words. your self. two other words. i started letting my soul shine. and in breaking down that wall, amazing blessings, opportunities, people, places, moments, realizations, and wonderment have poured over me. now i write. all the time. words pour out of my soul. my soul is speaking and living and i am attracting blessings and amazing people and experiences and relationships.

so i am writing this because, due to above said choices, i have now found myself in a global public position of helping and inspiring others. to get happy from within. and to realize their dreams. I get emails after emails of people from all walks of life, in all areas of the world, seeking advice in order to break free themselves and allow their souls to shine as well, bringing happiness, heart/soul balance, life contentment, and enabling room for flow and universe blessings to flood the being, as they begin to, when these initial walls of being ‘stuck’ are broken down, and we begin to live a life of flow with our selves, finally honoring our selves and following the direction we are meant to.

in hearing these stories from those of you who reach out, i notice universal similarities in all of the emails. No matter if you are from Australia or Canada or Mexico City, Spain, Arizona, Denver, upstate New York, or Miami. No matter if you are male or female or 18 or 80. If you are single and wrapped up in the dating scene. Or are a parent or grandparent. Married, widowed. A dentist or a rescue diver or a secretary. It’s all the same. And it comes from within. Happiness comes from within. And unhappiness comes from within. So in seeing this trend, I have generalized this to be applicable to society in general, and to the ‘human experience.’ I know, because I used to be there. Well, mostly. We all get stuck sometimes. Its what we do when we get there that makes the difference.

What to Look For..

1. You are ‘stuck’ in society, in life. Unhappy, disenchanted, frustrated with the mundane, and overwhelmed with the stressors.

2. You want that something ‘more.’ You want to follow your dream. But you dont know what that dream is.

3. Your structured life doesnt allow for changes and blessings to enter because your conditioned walls are up.

4. You have fear. Of changing, of living free, living by chance, and of taking the initial jump and leap. Because society socializes us to live so differently.

Solution…

1.  Identify how you are feeling. Check in with yourself. If you are feeling frustrated in life, dont gloss over that. instead, notice it. monitor it.

2. Identify why  you are feeling that way. What is at the root of the feeling. A new breakup doesnt count. Wanting a new dress but not being able to afford it doesnt count. I am talking about deep and meaningful emotions of the heart that begin peeking out, and you find it hard to ignore any longer, and so have no choice but to take notice. Where are those feelings coming from. What is causing them. Is it your job, your family, friends, location, etc. What is making you unhappy.

3. What would you want to do to change that. How much initiative are you willing to take. How much courage do you have to stand up to this demon. What measures would you take. Basically, how important is your happiness to you, and what are you willing to let go of and change and sacrifice in order to have it. Remember, your happiness is yours. and you deserve it. 

4. If you were to change something, what would it be. If you were to start living in balance, what would that look like. When your heart is speaking to you, trying to trump the mind, what is it saying. What does your soul want. Does it want a new geographic location, or a new job more in flow with you. Does it want to end a relationship, or be honest with a family member about an issue. Is it moving to Mexican paradise like I did? Is it freeing from societal trends? Is it short or long term international travel? Or is it less drastic. All changes count. And all levels of honoring the heart and soul, count. Are you an artist and feel you cant pursue it? Just what are your dreams? And if you were to follow your dreams, what would that mean you did. Listen to yourself. Take some time. Do some introspection, and listen to what your self says. Not what your dad or boyfriend or hair stylist or professor says. Not the judgement of society and the expectations that you be a banker. Not what you are supposed to do. but  You. and you alone. What do YOU want.

5. Once you identify this, how do you do it. How do you make the change. Seek information. FInd people doing your dream. Or your change. Make connections with them in your community, or on the internet. Like yall do with me. Devise a plan and a timeframe. And put your fears away.

6. DO it. Do your dream. Be brave. Be strong. And just do it. And go be happy. And see, what happens. And you will see that, once you begin living this way, blessings and opportunities will overwhelm you and flood your heart and soul. And you will wonder why it took you so long to follow you own self. Why it took so long to check in and hear what you wanted and honor your unique self and start living this way. Why it took so long to let your soul shine.

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‘Soul Shine’ by The Allman Brothers

When you can’t find the light,
That got you through the cloudy days,
When the stars ain’t shinin’ bright,
You feel like you’ve lost you’re way,
When those candle lights of home,
Burn so very far away,
Well you got to let your soul shine,
Just like my daddy used to say.

He used to say soulshine,
It’s better than sunshine,
It’s better than moonshine,
Damn sure better than rain.
Hey now people don’t mind,
We all get this way sometime,
Got to let your soul shine, shine till the break of day.

I grew up thinkin’ that I had it made,
Gonna make it on my own.
Life can take the strongest man,
Make him feel so alone.
Now and then I feel a cold wind,
Blowin’ through my achin’ bones,
I think back to what my daddy said,
He said “Boy, in the darkness before the dawn:”

Let your soul shine,
It’s better than sunshine,
It’s better than moonshine,
Damn sure better than rain.
Yeah now people don’t mind,
We all get this way sometimes,
Gotta let your soul shine, shine till the break of day.

Sometimes a man can feel this emptiness,
Like a woman has robbed him of his very soul.
A woman too, God knows, she can feel like this.
And when your world seems cold, you got to let your spirit take control.

I hope this has sparked a light. Please share it and help more people get ‘unstuck’ and let their souls shine too.

I offer dream coaching assistance through private email. And dream adventures in amazing global locations, to help free you too.

Join your own adventure!

Cheers.

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Vikki May 9, 2014 at 12:16 pm

I experienced what you experienced and also quit my “good” job and moved to Mexico. Difficult to leave behind my family and 5 grand kids but really felt I needed to make a change. Everyone was like, OMG you are moving to a country where you don’t speak the language and you don’t know anyone. Just added to the adventure I felt! I receive no cheques from Canada. I have had to make it on my own here. Pushed through the trials and tribulations and stayed positive. I would not change my life right now for anything! I so can relate to what you and your daughter are doing! She will learn so much through these life experiences that will inspire her to be the wonderful person she will be as she travels her life journey. Kudos to you! 🙂

crystal blue May 13, 2014 at 12:48 am

vikki thank you SO much for your confidence and support. i really appreciate it. we are having a wonderful time and i have never looked back on my decision 🙂

iteach2013 May 13, 2014 at 1:29 am

NEVER have any regrets, only lessons learned on this journey we call Life! 🙂 Good luck in your new ventures!!!

crystal blue May 13, 2014 at 1:33 am

exactly!! thank you!! please stay in touch!

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