The Missing Piece That May Soothe Your Perfectionism

Perfectionism

Very seldom are our mistakes, hiccups, and detours off the traditional path celebrated.

As we go through life and experience the backlash of not getting it right, I think it does something to us. It has us believe that if we mess up, fall, or if we are not up to par, then we are unwanted, unloved, and unworthy. That belief, then has us get into a “perfectionist” mindset. Here’s the piece that I believe may soothe that perfectionism.

Love Letter For Those Who Can’t See Their Light

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Intuitively guided to write these words to you…

Yes you.

There’s a place of goodness inside of you. No matter what you have done, no matter what they’ve called you, no matter how many negative thoughts you’ve had about yourself, no matter how many bridges you have burned, no matter how many nights you’ve stayed up thinking you were worthless – you matter.

I know it’s hard right now, and I know you can’t find your way, but I am rooting for you, because I was once where you are now, and honestly, some days, I still get low. I still shed tears. We are human.

There were many nights that I sat around waiting for someone to point out my goodness, to tell me I was worth it, and so now, as I sit here somewhat mended from my broken hearted days, I am able to give you what I once was so desperately seeking. I am here to tell you – you are enough, you have good inside of you, and you are worthy of being loved.

Forgive yourself, see your light, and don’t give up.

Love Renee

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Recipe For Authenticity

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I use to go nuts whenever I use to hear the message “be authentic”.

It use to drive me crazy because “in my mind”, I was being authentic.

So I didn’t know why the universe was going out of its way to keep delivering this message to me. To me, I was following my dreams, I was doing all the right things, so why did the “be authentic” message keep coming up?

The message kept coming up because I wasn’t relating to or understanding it in a way that resonated with me. So just remember that – if you keep seeing a message, it is trying to show you something important, but in a way that is meaningful to you.

While decoding one of my dreams, I found out exactly what my soul was conveying by saying “be authentic”, and I created a little recipe that you might enjoy.

Recipe For Authenticity

Living authentically means to honor your calling, your dreams, and yourself.

First (1st), you have to believe that anything you desire is possible for your life.

A dream (something your heart longs for) occurs to you because it’s something that the inner you can see “fulfilled” in your life. If it’s a thought, that means it’s a possibility. If you have a dream, it’s because the inner part of you knows that your particular skills, drive, and nature can see it into manifestation. Trust this!

Second (2nd), you have to transform any deep fears and negative beliefs that are contradictory to what you desire.

For example, if you want a connection to the divine, but secretly believe that God is punishing you for some wrongdoing – those are contradictory beliefs and they keep you from the connection that you desire.

Do the work to clean up your beliefs about it. Find easier thoughts about it, and try viewing things from a different perspective. Do anything you can, to clear up any contradictory thoughts that keep you from your heart’s desire.

Third (3rd), get rid of anything in your life that does not support your highest good.

If there are negative people or situations in your life that keep you from living your calling or following your dreams – kindly move on from them. Not out of animosity, but out of respect for your life.

Fourth (4th), always speak your truth.

Sometimes you have to stand up for yourself and declare your space here and that’s fine. It’s never wrong for you to stand up for what you believe in. As a matter of fact, it’s a part of who you are. You don’t have to go on and on about it or argue until the day is over about it, but it is important for you to let others know the truth of who you are – if it is ever called in for questioning. Don’t be afraid to express that you are good, worthy, and relevant.

So those are the 4 ingredients.

#1 Believe In What You Desire + #2 Transform Your Deepest Fears and Negative Beliefs + #3 Get Rid Of Anything That Does Not Support Your Highest Good + #4 Always Speak Your Truth = Authenticity (honoring yourself, your dreams, and your calling).

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It’s that simple.

Thanks for reading!

Renee B.

Intuitive Guide & Inner Work Specialist

Discussion Question: What is your definition of authenticity? Be sure to add your answer to the comments section.

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Love In Ten Sentences (A Challenge)

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LOVE IN TEN SENTENCES CHALLENGE

I was challenged by Lisa from the Real Mom Of Long Island blog for the “Love In Ten Sentences” challenge. Thank you Lisa for thinking of me! I think I am up for it.

I will go ahead and write my version of my love poem in ten sentences, and then I will challenge a few of you to do the same.

The challenge is to write a poem about love and title it “Love in Ten Sentences.” It must have 10 lines, each 4 words long. Every line must contain the word “love.” At the end of the poem, you must include a favorite quote about love. Then challenge fifteen other bloggers.

MY POEM

Love – a baby’s smile

Love – a fresh start

Love – a gentle caress

Love – a warm heart

Love – the sun’s rays

Love – a heartfelt “goodnight”

Love – a peaceful lake

Love – an encouraging “goodbye”

Allow love to rain

Allow love its reign

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I NOW CHALLENGE

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Charlotte Cuevas

Fiola Faelan

Gift From The Heart – Share and Care

Kerry Jane

Corvus (Corvi) Black

Celia Hales

Many of many thoughts

Sheila Sea

Angela

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Nitasha Buldeo

Shannon A Thompson

A Well Read Woman

Chris Martin

If there is anyone else that would like to try it, I welcome you to go for it!

Thanks for reading!

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Soul Research – Examining The Things You Love

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Soul research – I Love That term

what I am pointing towards by using the term “soul research” is the uncovering of parts of yourself that you never knew existed.

If you are wandering through life, still not sure of who you are or what your purpose is here, take a look at the things that you love.

I bet alot of you don’t know that the things you love most, are parts of who you are.

And those of you who do know that, probably never thought about it as a way to see what your true expression is in life.

Take a minute to think about all of things you find beautiful or oddly attractive. Think about your favorite holidays and activities. Think about the things you would do if you had all the time in the world.

For me, my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving.

Yes, thanksgiving – even above Christmas and New Years.

If I think about all the reasons why I love Thanksgiving, I can see that the holiday embodies my true spirit.

I think of inviting those into my home who I love the most. I think of cooking and preparing food with love. I can see the abundance spread out before me even as I think of these words to script. I love the thought of setting up an abundant meal. I love the thought of also having drinks available for people before they even realize they are thirsty.

I prepare a place for them to kick off their shoes, relax and be pampered, and make sure there is enough food left over for them to savor the next day.

My love of Thanksgiving shows my love for feeding the soul, for spreading abundance, and for nourishing others. Hence the reason why my work is geared towards inner work (work having to do with the soul).

I love big cats

In particular leopards, tigers, and black panthers.

I love their wild side. I love that they demand respect and that they cover their territory fiercely. I see that they also aren’t afraid to indulge in a good meal, and that they don’t feel the least bit bad about fending for themselves. Their spirit is wild, free, and uninhibited.

That is in essence – my truest expression.

Protecting my dreams, being a guardian to my loved ones, providing for my family, and the thrill of the hunt (seeking, finding, and then indulging).

I love lilies

I took a quiz one time just for the heck of it. The quiz was named – What Kind Of Flower Are You? I didn’t even really need to take the quiz. I already knew what the answer was because I am so drawn to lilies. Anyway, I took the quiz and the answer was (surprise surprise) – LILY.

It’s something about their subtleness and their beautiful scent. They don’t even have to be striking in color or heavily scented to get recognition. They kind of just own their space, and call you towards them. Although there are some lilies that are flamboyant and multicolored, I prefer the lilies that are white with little pink spots (they remind me of beauty marks).

Lilies too, remind me of my true nature. Not too outspoken or boisterous. Not screaming out for attention. Just kind of playing my music and scent softly in the background and drawing people towards it.

you can discover alot by examining what you love

I bet alot of the gamers out there don’t even realize that their love for gaming stems from a broader knowing. There is something about the idea of virtual reality that draws them to gaming. The idea of making something out of nothing or of bringing the seemingly impossible to life. The gamers out there are visionaries. They have minds that can bring the unseen into existence. The gamers sense that things should be as easy as plugging in a few codes, and getting anything that you want. There is a part of them that knows that nothing is impossible – the good, the bad, and even the ugly.

Follow your bliss {Joseph Campbell Quote}

I know almost all of you have heard this quote, but how many of us actually take this quote seriously. We think sometimes that it’s some airy fairy concept, but it is truly what will help you discover who you are.

Like I said, we don’t even realize that the things we love the most are parts of who we are, and by examining those things we love, we find out our true nature, we find out our soul’s expression, we find out the purpose of why we are here.

So many of us walk around lost because we are searching for our souls. Our souls are not lost. It’s the discovery of who we are that we are really looking for. Not finding ourselves – like we are out there lost some where. It’s not about that. It’s about extracting the parts of yourself that are beautiful and that are a treasure for the world.

I did not and do not make New Year’s resolutions

What I did promise myself however, was that I would follow my bliss (even if only for a couple of days a month). I started to make a list of the things that I really wanted to do, the places I really wanted to go, and put my energy towards things that I really enjoyed.

One of the things on my list was visiting the library. Now, I am a writer – so it is baffling (to even me) that before last month, I had not signed up for the public library in my town. Blank stare – I know right.  I had visited every bookstore in my area, but had never signed up for the public library.

To make a long story short, I signed up, and felt right at home.

I went in looking for the book “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron.

The book wasn’t there, but the resource desk led me to a section where other books in that genre were. As soon as I went to the section I was drawn to a book, and when I plucked it off the shelf, would you believe, that it was another one of Julia Cameron’s books – The Vein Of Gold. I chose that book and went about all of my other selections in the same way (following my intuition).

When I got home, I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into them.

The books were so inspiring that I started to feel my real connection to my writing. I started to recognize that my real work had to do with “Soul Work”. Not altering or changing the soul, but working to help others uncover their true soul. I changed my direction, found my niche, and have been willingly opening to the flow of its resources every since.

My work is soul work

And I discovered that by following my bliss.

I love how the path lights up along the way. You know without a doubt that you are on the right path sometimes because things just click into place. You know because it wakes you up in the middle of the night. You know because before you can even blink, you read an article that confirms all the stuff you were just pondering. I love moments like those.

All of this happened in a relatively short amount of time, and with just a couple of intentions (to follow my bliss and to to pay attention to what I really loved and desired for my life).

Inspiration only needs two things – a willing heart & peace with what is. {Renee “Soul Writer” Brooks}


Try this exercise

When you have some time, write down 10 odd things that you love.

Leave some space so that you can write out why you love those 10 things.

See if you can see any connections to your true nature. Examining these things may show you the direction you need to take in your art or in your business. It may help you discover what comes naturally to you. You may even get some ideas of a product or a service to create. There is no end to self-discovery. It’s alot of fun once you start to uncover all the beautiful things about yourself that you may not have ever noticed existed.

Thank you so much for reading!

Happy Soul Researching!

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Writing Prompt Wednesday

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Hello Writers,

The three writing prompts for the day (December 17th) are listed below. Choose one of the prompts and post your response in the “leave a comment” section.

Writing prompts are a great way to practice your writing, share your creations, and to see how other writers think. Remember to add emotions, describe the scenes, use your senses (smell, sight, taste, touch, & hearing), be descriptive, and don’t hold back. 

Today we are going to be doing freelance writing. Freelance writing is a writing style where the writer just flows with the thoughts that come to mind. The purpose of this writing experiment is to free the mind of restrictions, constraints, and judgement. With freelance writing, you are allowed to express whatever flows. So don’t worry about editing or sounding “right”. Just let it flow, and most of all – have fun!

1. Write in freelance style about ambiguity. 

2. Write in freelance style about hatred.

3. Write in freelance style about love.

I chose writing prompt # 3. 

Consuming all encompassing passionate vibrations

A baby’s first smile

Feelings of never-ending pleasure

A fresh cup of coffee

Slippers on the feet

The moonlight watching me as i watch it

Free-flowing thoughts

A cool summer’s breeze

Soul-shaking love-making that brings me down to my knees

The path of least resistance

That moment of peace

That fire in the heart

Everything all at once perfectly understood

The melting away of years of trauma and pain 

Eyes that light up when they see you – like a son’s or a daughter’s

Fearlessness in the night

Peace and rise of the soul

Openness and receptivity

Allowing the unknown to unfold

Love – a strange thing – some dare not open to it because of the hurt and pain that it has once caused, but you can’t deny the feelings of it when its true, right, and on time

An understood glance

Watchful eyes

A song in the heart

Moved about through life’s current effortlessly, easily, and spoiled-rottenly in love

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Soulful Sunday

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There Is Nothing Like Feeling The Depth Of Your Spirit When You’re Creating.

Inspiration flows from you like a water fountain and you can barely contain yourself as you allow your truest expression to flow out into the world.

I would like to share a work of art with you that was created from an open heart.

Mother Father God was created from a place of pure love. It’s a keepsake for mending the broken hearted. When you read each passage you will feel the love from which the words were scripted.

It’s amazing how the Great Spirit worked through me to help me create a book that can heal the soul. If you have ever wondered what God (The Great Spirit, The Divine, Source, The Universe) feels for you – this is the book for you.

Take A Look At Some Of The Passages Below From Mother Father God.

 

Rest assured that our love for you is steadfast, immovable, and irreplaceable. Our love is so grand that we have to show it to you in increments. With every breath that you take, know that we are there. We are speaking to you, through your breath to say we love you.

Sit with us for a few moments dear child and let your cares fall away. We know that you feel you have so much to do, and so many people to please. Sit with us for a few, and let the burden that is on your heart melt away.

Sit comfortably within our presence. We are one.

Excerpt From: Mother Father God Chapter 1

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You are not other people’s expectations. You are not your past failures. You are not your negative thoughts. You are not your mistakes. You are not your flaws nor fears. You are not any of that. If you would drop those things for just a few moments you would notice absolute peace. That peace is the place where creation starts. That peace is the place where the spontaneity of our energy can spark. Together we bring new meaning to life.

Excerpt From: Mother Father God Chapter 8

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You think we cannot be reached. You think we judge what you do. You think in the darkest of nights and the lowest of days we are nowhere to be found. We want you to know that before you even went into your room to cry, or within your four walls to hide, or underneath your covers to shield yourself, we were right there. We were there encouraging you to stand within our energy.

Excerpt From: Mother Father God Chapter 10

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We Are The Best Of You. We are the surety in your steps. We are your confident stride. We are your bright ideas. We are the wellness of your body. We are the beat within your heart. We are the poise in your character. We are the light that shines from you.

Excerpt From: Mother Father God Chapter 11

I Believe That We Are All Connected

If you are reading this post, it’s because you were meant to read it. There is something in this book that is calling you. It’s uplifting, inspiring, carefully crafted, and meant to reach to the depths of your soul.

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Finding Your Soul Mate

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Living From The Heart Day 8

It’s much easier than you think. What if I told you that your soul mate is easy to find?

There is a love that stands the test of time. One that runs deeper than anything you’ve ever felt. A passion that is unmet. There is a love story that all other love stories fail in comparison to.

Let me explain this in the easiest way that I know how.

Your Soulmate = A Match To Your Soul

What if I told you, that’s what you were looking for? You are looking to match up with your soul.

In yesterday’s article |||The #1 Thing That’s Killing Your Joy|||, I spoke about the most important relationship in your life (the relationship between you and your higher self). If that relationship is not tended to properly, it shows in all areas of your life.

Sometimes there is a miscommunication about the meaning of God. There is a miscommunication about who God is (who’s this God character anyway), what HE is about (why is God only a he), and what he wants from you (wink, wink).

First, lets play around with a concept.

What If God Was A Dream?

Think About It

I mean an actual dream. Like the ones you have about what you want to be when you grow up. What if God was more than an image? What if God was a concept? An idea? A Vision? A Passion?

GOD is the dream. Much like a dream of becoming a writer, a dancer, or a musician.

From the moment you are born, you have an energy  that says, “You and I are one.” Along the road of life we get caught up in things and sometimes that connection dwindles. The energy then says, “We belong together.”

In essence your God energy is powerful, untamed, unfiltered, knowing, confident, sure, alive, joyful, indulgent, certain, skilled, and intuitive.

We, As In Human Beings, Are Looking To BE The Representation Of That Energy.

Be

A lot of people think that they can form this connection by things outside of themselves. I must agree that I too, was looking for love in all of the wrong places. We look for love in our jobs, our cars, our significant other, our children, and many other things outside of ourselves.

The deepest connection can only be made by you familiarizing yourself with the idea of God, knowing that you are reaching for that highest expression, and then finding a way to honor that birthright. Your birthright is the right to embody & flow God. There are many different ways to honor that #1 relationship, but first you must know that your higher self is your soulmate and that you belong together.

People tend to see God – up high. While imagining they are – down low. We often tend to see God as an outside being or entity.

God is an energy, an idea, a dream that we aspire to.

Think of the trilogy – The Father, The Son, & The Holy Spirit.

  • The Father – Being The Dream or Aspiration
  • The Son – Being The Physical Representation Of That Energy – Dealing With Setbacks & Difficulties
  • The Holy Spirit – Being The Energy or State Of Being That Allows The Free Flow Of God

When we are in our flow (holy spirit), we are balanced. When we see God as separate from us, looking down on us, mocking and criticizing us, we get off balance. That view is a skewed view.

How about reimagining your image of God? How about seeing God as a knowing energy that just wants to flow through you to experience (in physical reality) what it knows? It knows itself to be love and wants to experience the love of its SELF.

Trust

We doubt ourSELF sometimes, get caught up in things that divert our attention from the main goal, and even get terrified when the dream seems too big for us to accomplish. This energy is powerful. It doesn’t doubt, it doesn’t worry, it doesn’t fear. It just is. So it could feel very overwhelming to have this BIG energy over you that you have to live up to. But soften it a bit and don’t think of it as something that you have to live up to. Think of it as something that you are, and all you are doing is allowing that energy to flow into your experience as often as possible.

The purpose of life is to experience that flow as often as possible. I started to say manage, but then (we humans) would make that into another job. Let’s be clear. This is not a job. This is WHO WE ARE. It’s the whole point of existence. Not a chore, not a task, not an obligation, but a joy. A joy to feel and know who and what we are.

The Best State Of Being To Allow This Energy

Well the first thing is realizing that you want to flow in this energy in the most harmonious way.

It’s not that difficult when you have a partner (your inner being) that will never leave you, is a lifelong partner, and your ideal mate.

My inner being led me to decode another dream today, and this is where I am receiving all of this information. I am so interested when I see the pieces of this puzzle come together. I never know what I am going to write entirely. Things start connecting and pieces start showing up, it’s just truly amazing. I love feeling this energy out, and getting use to it.

In my dream there was a boy that was watching me tear the house apart looking for my phone. The boy just sat there quietly playing a video game, undisturbed, nonjudgmental, and not worried, and kind of just observed me looking for my phone. That was an aspect of myself that was in its natural flow. That is how God is all of the time. God knows we aren’t in any real trouble. God is unharmed, not offended, and knowingly present. When I calmed down in the dream I found my phone. The dream had other trinkets and treasure, but in order to fit this all in, I will share a couple key points.

The most significant things that I learned from decoding my dream are:

  1. Nothing Is Ever Lost – It Only Evolves
  2. Everything Is Working In Our Favor

My aunt’s house was the first place that I ever got my heart broken. I had a bear that I carried around with me everywhere. This bear was no bigger than my hand is now. If I slept, it slept. If I ate, it ate. If I went to the bathroom, well you know the rest. I slept over my aunt’s house one weekend and left my bear on her bed. I never saw it again. I tried to get them to find it, but they insisted that it wasn’t there. I probably cried all night long.

Now, was that experience created to hurt me? Of course not, but my 6 year old mind could not fathom ever being without that bear. I’m pretty sure I probably wanted to die. This is how we often feel when we feel torn apart from our source energy. It breaks our heart. That experience happened so that I could realize two things this day…

  1. The bear was just a symbol for the connection between me and my inner being. It wasn’t the prime connection.
  2. Nothing can take that connection from you.

For me, that hidden layer of feeling lost or feeling like I had lost something, moved into other areas of my life. For the past few years I have been struggling with my passion and have been trying to reconnect to that flow. The struggling that I’m feeling is in connection with me feeling a loss from losing my job. It’s not that I actually even lost my job; I quit my job, but my mind still sees that event as a loss. It’s very difficult to move forward when you have the idea that you lost something, instead of the idea that you are going towards what you are meant to do.

Nothing is ever a loss. I realized that one day when I thought about my bear that I lost from childhood. I started seeing bow ties everywhere that day. My attention was drawn to them. After a while it hit me. I burst out in laughter because I realized that it was showing me my bear in many different ways. My bear had a bow tie that I use to always look at. It stood out to me that day so that I could realize the essence of that bear’s presence was still alive and well.

Winding Down

I know things get tough, but don’t forget to look for God in all things. Even in the situations where it seems the hardest and the darkest – God is there. If a relationship went, that means it was time to go. Not to break your heart, but to find you a better match to your soul. I am now able to let go of the idea that I am struggling because I quit my job. I am now able to let that go. You are a witness to this huge event because that idea has been eating me alive for a while. I now know that everything in life is there to move you in the direction of your greatest expression.

Find a way to honor your soul mate. The one will will never leave you, that one that will find you anywhere that you go, and the one who will turn this world upside down searching for a way to bring you home again if you get lost.

Your inner being wants you to be at peace with who you really are. Doubt, worry, fear, constant rejection of the ideas and yourself only rips you apart.

You have to know that the Self is fearless, accommodating, energetically aligned, balanced, stable, confident, gentle, open, and wise.

Grab a mirror, look your soul mate in the eyes and say:

{I Got You}

In Closing

All of this information came from decoding one dream. There is so much information packed into our center of knowledge that it is just unfathomable. I can’t even explain how much information is trying to come through. I will say however, I enjoy making sense of all of this complexity. I will continue to try and balance this new emerging energy, and will just take it one step at a time.

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