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The Great Awakening is Upon Us

There is a reason this period of time is referred to as the great awakening.

Many people are waking up to the reality that life as it has been presented to us, isn’t actually the reality at all, that we are missing a major component to what life is really about.

We live in a system that works for the benefit of the few; it is a top down system that caters to those at the top, and progressive serves those all the way down the hierarchy with less respect and total distain toward their own existence and plight.

Many cannot complain of this system because most of their creature comforts are looked after in the material world, while many go without the basic necessities or are living in a state of fear that they soon will be without.

This is not about giving to charity, it is about co-creating a framework where we all prosper.

We have been programmed in an era of fear, and that is coming to an end.

Religious, educational/institutional, familiar, societal programming has conditioned us to accept what is not acceptable.

“Be good, or you are going to hell”.

“Get good grades and don’t question your teachers or you will get a failing grade and won’t get a good job”.

“Don’t be too big for your britches”.

The statements that kept members of society playing small are endless. All these statements are symptoms of living in a society where young and old alike were controlled with fear and shame.

People are walking away from this control dynamic in droves. We should be able to live in our own authority, to be sovereign in our own bodies; to be able to be our selves without judgement, or even worse, told who we should be. We are created innately divine and internally wise, yet have been steered away from using our own internal mechanisms. Learning how to go inward to find our true power is an inside job and no one can do it for us, except us, for us.

  • Review your religious beliefs; what does god and spirituality mean to you?

Are your thoughts your own or were they the thoughts others wanted you to believe?

  • What does education mean to you? Does our current education model encourage people to strive their highest potential or does it pump out mediocracy?

Are your beliefs yours or were they indoctrinated into you through the education system?

  • What beliefs did you learn in your family? Were you treated as a valuable member or were you treated with lack of respect and appreciation?

Ask yourself what holds true for you based on your own beliefs.

We all fear change, yet we can not evolve without it. Fear of change creates resistance and resistance creates blocks to the natural flow of life, growth and self development.

Surrender. When you resist change, you are saying no to the flow of life. Say yes to change and let go and make room for the magic to begin.

Simply choose to change and find a life that’s based on love and truth; love and light for we need both. Love without truth is delusional. Truth without love heartless. Do so without guilt or shame about choices you have made in the past.

Look deeper inward where all your answers are waiting for you to ask yourself the right questions. Our answers lie in the questions we ask.

Listen to your inner voice of wisdom to guide your decisions and the changes you make.

Choose a path that brings you more peace, joy, unity and happiness and as you access more of these states of being, share them outward.

All change begins within and life never stops changing, that is the beauty of growth and self discovery.

Once you have discovered the pathway within, you will turn to it with more trust and love in your heart, for you will know it is true for you. Being able to trust your own discernment will develop into more appreciation of yourself.

During this great awakening, life will benefit those who are willing to break free from the programming and living true to themselves.

This is the new reality, the one we are awakening to.

I hope you have enjoyed this message of inspiration.

Sandy

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If you have questions or comments, please email Sandy at sandy@endinggloballoneliness.com

We are the change we have been waiting for

Integrity: What It Is, Why We Need It and How to Lead with It.

 

 

 

With so much information coming to light regarding unethical behavior, corruption and abuse of power, integrity is needed now more than ever. There are some values that help us stay aligned with what is important to us and integrity is one that is worthy of review.

It is a great time to get reacquainted with our own value system and inner compass so we can be aligned with our integrity. (Although integrity is considered predominantly a masculine trait, both men and women are capable of operating from a place of integrity). For the purpose of this blog, I will apply integrity to men.

Integrity is what makes a man trustworthy and makes people want to follow his lead.

 Men of integrity tend to be:

·         Men who know who they are and what they stand for.

·         Men who have a purpose in life that is bigger than they are.

·         Men who wear their values like a code of honor—their word matters to them.

·         Men who protect the vulnerable and less fortunate in society.

·         Men who stand up for truth.

·         Men who have an aura of inner strength about them—observable in the way the carry themselves in their day-to-day activities.

·         Men who lead by example and make excellent role models and mentors for younger men.

Younger generations deserve to have great role models and mentors to show them how to live with integrity. If we get the momentum going, integrity is an art that they can pass on too.

I love the leading phrase in the article; 10 Ways to be a Man of Integrity “Character is what you do when no one else is looking.” It captures the picture of integrity splendidly, but knowing and doing is often easier said than done. This point is well illustrated in The Art of Manliness. It provides questions for men to use for self-discovery about choices they are presented with in life. Some might consider this site to be dated, as it provides many opportunities to reminisce about what hobbies, interests and behaviors have inspired men in the past.

The Good Men Project has a growing readership and also offers great insight to help men reacquaint with integrity and other issues that affect men.

These articles support the need for and the value of integrity. By living in integrity you are presenting the best version of yourself, being a role model for others and enhancing the relationships you have.

If you would like a personal road map to increase your degree of integrity and enhance your own intimate relationship, pick up your copy of Ending Global Loneliness; Finding Purpose, Love and Dynamic Relationships It is full of tips, techniques and insights that will inspire you to be the best version of yourself that you can be or visit us at www.endinggloballoneliness.com for more tips on how to align with your own integrity.

If you are inspired, share this blog with others that you know are looking to redefine their masculine presence in the world and live in integrity.

I hope your week is full of love, connection and integrity!

Be the Change You Want to See in the World~Be the One!

 

Sandy

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Be the Change You want to see in the World.

 

 

 

 

Everything in life involves change and when we deny change, we resist growth. Living a sedentary lifestyle is not how we were meant to live, and can cause complacency. Nothing stays the same forever; nor should we want it to. Everything has the ability to change. Humans have restricted ourselves to the benefits of change and in some cases humans have been conditioned to fear change.

Change is a constant in life and resisting doesn’t work. You cannot will yourself to stop change any more than you can will yourself to stop growing physically. Willing yourself to stay 3’5” because it was your comfort zone isn’t possible, yet we often try to restrict our emotional and conscious growth. Some things can’t be control and it can be liberating when we stop trying to. What could happen if we stopped trying to resist emotional and conscious growth? If we can’t stop our physical self from changing, why do we think we can stop our emotional and conscious selves from growing and evolving? There is no benefit when we deny ourselves from the experiences that will enrich our lives emotionally and consciously.

Life’s experiences are meant to be fun and are meant to help us grow emotionally and consciously. They are meant to challenge us as we enthusiastically move through life, for without experiencing life, we stagnate. We can all become courageous and reach beyond our comfort zones as we take affirmative action as we change. When you stop changing you retire from life—do it long enough and you can feel yourself decline over time.  Ask yourself how do you want to experience life. Being consciously aware means you feel and are present as you experience life.  Do you want to experience an easy life or do you want to experience meaning? Read More→

 Four Things You Can Do to Prevent Feeling Lonely this January

Where I live, January traditionally is the most depressing time of the year and although there are plenty of opportunities to get out and do things to help get over the hump of feeling lonely or isolated, sometimes a more profound solution can be found closer to home. When people ask me how they can overcome feelings of loneliness, I suggest they turn to their inner guidance, their inner voice for answers. So if you haven’t tried it yet, do the unexpected. When experiencing any feelings of loneliness, just sit with the feeling and do nothing. That’s right; do nothing except get quiet, become aware and listen to yourself as you pay closer attention to what your inner voice is telling you.

As crazy as it sounds, if you haven’t checked in with yourself lately, try it.You may unearth a ton of information that you may not have been previously aware. You can get in touch with yourself a variety of ways. Here are my top four.

  1. Plan for your future in a way that you want to live it. Get excited about your future prospects. If you could live your life in the most fulfilling way, what would it look like? What do you want to experience in your life? Prepare a list of a minimum of three things. I’m not talking about acquiring nice jewelry or the fancy car that can amuse us temporarily; those are nice to have, but don’t give us a lot of meaning. I’m referring to what it is that inspires you. Feelings of loneliness can be brought on because of lack of feeling needed or fulfilled. As you create your list, don’t forget to include living your life with purpose. When you are driven by a desire to achieve what inspires you (your passion or your purpose), you become connected to your cause and more deeply to yourself. Is there a person who comes to mind that is doing something inspirational in the world that you admire? What inspires you? It feels good to make a difference in the world. Not having a purpose or cause can leave a person feeling in limbo and out of sync if they don’t feel inspired. Make this the year you ask yourself what you truly want. What have you got to lose? Having an idea of what you want your future to look like is a great first step in getting you where you want to be. You can take it a step further by asking; “How may I be of service to others.” Write it down so you can refer back to it periodically. If it is a life partner you are looking for, don’t be so focused on who they are. Instead envision what you will be doing when that person arrives. What will attract them to you? Besides, if you are counting on that person to bring you happiness, your union is doomed to fail; happiness comes from within.
  2. Take an inventory of your life as it is now. This is a simple self-awareness exercise to do. Look back at what you did in the last 12 months. Write down what worked for you and what did not. By separating out the various areas of your life, it makes it easier to recap how you spend your time. How much time did you spend with others and how much time did you take for yourself? What did you enjoy doing? Rate your overall feelings in categories of physical well-being, career, hobbies and interests, financial, relationships with yourself and others. How did the last 12 months measure up for you? What excited you and made you happy? Are you planning on doing anything differently in 2017? By outlining what makes you happy and by categorizing it in chunks of time, you can clearly see how your days, weeks and months were spent and with whom. What didn’t work for you? If something isn’t working for you anymore, can you remove it from your life or at least reduce the amount of time you spend doing what it is that you don’t like? (This could also apply to a person).
  3. Listen with your awareness. There are many ways we can experience loneliness, and feeling disconnected from ourselves is one of them. We can’t feel deeply connected to those around us if we aren’t feeling what is happening in our inner world. How does your body feel right now? Are you holding tension, feeling constricted or do you have a feeling of tightness anywhere in your body? Take a deep breath in and as you exhale, notice how your body feels to you. Repeat this a couple of times if it feels right. Is there something your body is telling you that you weren’t aware of? Listen to yourself without judgement—perhaps an idea comes to mind that gives you a fresh perspective on an issue you are facing. You are your most trusted advisor, and by listening to yourself, you are connecting with your inner self and when you do this on a richer, deeper level, you are never alone.
  4. Change your perspective to that of positivity. Being aware that you want your life to change is huge. With that awareness, you can change your vibe. What chores or mundane jobs are required of you that you don’t like to do? When you change your focus to what benefit you receive by doing a particular job or chore, it can turn the experience from a negative to a positive and positive people are infectious to be around. Is there a silver lining or a perspective that can be positively reflected upon with regard to your less than favorite chores? I personally don’t care to do housework, but I like how my house looks, smells and feels when it is clean, so I focus on how I will feel in my clean my house after I spend some time tidying up.

As more people are awakening to the fact that happiness comes from within, they realize it is our own completedness that we are meant to experience and share. When you like who you are and what you are doing in your life, everything changes including the energetic vibe you give off. When you like who you are, you are never alone. To get to like yourself, you need to know yourself. It all lies within.

Commit to the relationship you have with yourself this winter. When was the last time you spent 10 minutes sitting quietly and simply listening to your inner voice and your body? Do the unconventional and spend some time with yourself and reflect inward to what you want to do and to experience later in the year and beyond. Let your imagination be your guide as you plan out your future. Use your heart as your inspiration and know that sunny days are ahead.

If you would like to reflect even more deeply this year, pick up your copy of Ending Global Loneliness; Finding Purpose, Love and Dynamic Relationships. It is filled with tips, tools and techniques that you can use to feel more connected on the inside, and to live a more fulfilling life. Take the time to reacquaint yourself with yourself and make 2017 the year you get to know what really matters to you. Get your copy at amazon today.

Wayne Dyer has said; ~You are never alone when you like the person you are with ~ so be that person. It will change your life.

      LIVE INSPIRED!

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