July 28, 2015

Fighting Who We Are

Lately, I have been getting reminders that I am struggling because I am fighting my nature. This has got me thinking about some of the times I have all out fought who I was.

If you have been following me a long time, then you will know about my adventures in Dressing-Your-Truth-land. I believe there is a truth found within the concept, but I am questioning a lot of things about that program.

In the beginning, I wanted to be a type 1, bright, bubbly, outgoing. It didn't really matter what I was because that is what I wanted to be. When my former husband came home from his training saying he was a type 1, I started crying because I was just sure two type 1s wouldn't marry each other.

Then, I went to my training and was mistyped because of my desire to be a type 1. I not only convinced myself, but I also convinced the reserved consultant. If she saw a different type, she wouldn't tell me because she wouldn't want to hurt my feelings.

Dressing as a type 1 came with some unhealthy things. I was determined I wasn't being the outgoing, bubbly person because I was wounded. I was sure if I forced myself to be that outgoing and bubbly person, I would overcome the wounds and find me again. I convinced myself the wounds came so young that I couldn't remember being that way.

I was exhausting and wounding myself. After a few years of this, I finally decided I must be a different type; the truth is I was never settled in the type 1 concept. Shortly after deciding a different type, I went to a party and allowed myself to be quiet and reserved. I allowed others to approach me and I sat in calm observance. I felt incredible relief.

The truth is, inhibited is my nature. I cannot change that without changing the core of who I am. There is a gift in being me. I am a natural observer and my thoughts run deep. My writing is a result of who I am.

In general society, I would be considered an introvert who was trying to force herself to be an extrovert. I still am in many ways. I know that I have the most energy and am being me when I run my business as an introvert and yet I beat myself up for not being an extrovert. How can I have success when I am doing this to myself?

What about you? Where in your life are you forcing yourself to be something you aren't? Are you a stay at home mom type who is trying to fit in a business world? Maybe you're the business type who is trying to fit in the stay at home mom type. Are you outgoing, trying to seem demure? Are you a super shy person forcing yourself into crowds?

Look around at your life. Are there areas in your life where you are trying to be or change who you are? Maybe you are doing energy work that isn't working because you are trying to change the core you. Whatever it is, become aware. That's the first key. Once you are aware you  can decide where to stop doing things, where to change things and where to just go with it anyway.

In love and light,

Michele Lewis
Identity Specialist

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July 21, 2015

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!

They say that life is a mirror. I know that it is true of people in our experience. I find myself around a lot happier people since I have been letting go of depression and negativity.

Did you know that the things going wrong in our world can be a mirror too? Let me tell you about my Air Conditioner.

We've lived in this house for 5 years. The first year, the AC worked great all summer long. Then it all changed.

The next year, and every year since, the AC works great in the early days of summer. It hasn't gotten too hot and we just use it for a short while to cool things down in the heat of the day. Then we get to the days that it is over 90° F—I think that's 58° C—in the morning and the AC quits. It can't stand the heat so it quits. Here we are not being able to sleep because it's so hot, going on rides in the van just for the AC. The time we need the AC the most and it quit on us.

This is how I feel. I can be so happy and hopeful while things are going fairly well. I've cleared enough energy that most of the time I am doing good. Then things get a little too hot for me. Things break or go wrong and all of the sudden I break down. When my family needs me to be calm and hopeful the most, I'm broken down and often slip to depression again.

Now that I have this awareness, I get to find out what I can do differently. I get to find out my lesson. It could be as simple as believing that I can handle it—how often I've said, “I can't handle this.” Maybe it's that last test from my energy to see if I will believe no matter what happens.

What's going wrong in your life? Is there a mirror for you? What lessons do your experiences have for you?

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July 14, 2015

Breathing Is Not Just About Air (part 3)

Yay! This is my 100th blog entry!

For the last two weeks, I have been discussing breathing. Part one was about breathing out and part two was about breathing in. Today, we are going to talk about another reason breathing is so important.

We all have a spirit inside of us. This spirit, or our higher self, is pure love, pure light, pure peace, pure joy, pure perfection... Yeah, I could go on but I think you get the idea. This pure spirit wants to be in our body. The more it can be in our body the more we are on the path that we wanted to be on when we came to earth.

Our spirit cannot exist in something that doesn't vibrate in alignment with us. This means that if we are really negative, it can only be in our bodies enough to sustain our life. The more we clear the negative energy out of our bodies the more our spirit can come in. When our spirit is in we can experience joy, love, miracles, and more.

As I spoke about in the last two weeks, breathing will help our bodies get in a higher state so the spirit can be here more. As we breathe deeply, we are sending a message to the spirit. We are saying, “I am making room for you. Come on in and let's enjoy this experience.”

Our goal in life is to have a full earth experience. We came to earth to gain a mortal body. We came to learn to move it, experience it and love it. Often though, we get here and find out it's a lot heavier than we thought it would be. We have experiences that push our spirits out and then our spirit is begging us to let it back in.

As we breathe deeply we can start to hear our spirit. As we hear our spirit, even if we don't hear with our ears but through messages in Facebook memes, we are learning to do the things we need to in order to be on our happiest path.

Maybe your spirit has been begging you to drink more water. Yeah, your spirit knows exactly what you need. As you breathe deeper your spirit can guide you in how to increase your water intake. It can tell you if you are needing electrolytes in order to utilize the water you are taking in.

Maybe your spirit is wanting you to paint. Your spirit knows what brings you the most joy. What endeavors connect you to the truest you? As you breathe, you are allowing those messages to come through a little more.

Keep breathing. It's life sustaining. I'm talking living fully not just surviving. Your spirit will thank you.

In love and light,

Michele Lewis
Identity Specialist

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July 07, 2015

Breathing Is Not Just About Air (part 2)

Last week, I shared about one of the important aspects of breathing. Breathing out. Today, let's talk about what happens as we breathe in.

When we breathe in we are filling up our lungs with air. That air is then able to enter the bloodstream and sustain life. The deeper we breathe the more oxygen in our blood and the better our bodies' function.

So, let's practice for a minute. Make sure you are sitting up straight, give your body all the space it needs for your lungs. You can even raise your shoulders slightly. Hold them up slightly; we aren't using our shoulders to breathe this time. We will use our bellies.

Fill in the bottom of the lungs and then pay attention to the air filling up to the tops of the lungs. Now breathe out as much as you can so you can fill up with more air next time. Now that you have done that we are going to fill up the bottom of the lungs and make sure to fill up the back of the lungs as we go. As humans, we tend to forget that we can use the back of our lungs too. When you breathe out allow your tummy to squeeze in to push out as much as you can. Take one more full deep breath in, filling your lungs as much as you can and breath out.

Chances are you will be breathing a little better now even without thinking about it.

Just like letting go of the breath takes negative energy with it, bringing in fresh air is bringing in fresh, positive energy. The more we breathe deep the more we can bring in positive energy without even thinking about it. We can, of course, take that a step further and actually intend to bring in positive energy.

Imagine as you breathe in that you are breathing in light. This light is filling you up. You can keep breathing light in with each breath until you are full. You can use this same idea to breathe in different colors.

Imagine the color red coming into your body. Let it go wherever it wants to go in the body, and then breathe out the negative. Now breathe in orange and let it go wherever it wants. It may go to the same place and it may go somewhere else. Breathe out the negative. Continuing the same way with yellow, green, blue, purple, white, pink, silver, gold and any other color that comes to mind. You can ask yourself what color is needed and breathe that in.

You can do the same thing with music. Breathing in the notes of the scale or as you are listening to music breathe in the energy of the music. Please pick positive music for this activity.

If you have a painful spot in your body, you can breathe positive energy right into that spot of the body. Sometimes pain is caused by negative energy and sometimes it is caused by not enough energy. As we breathe in energy it will fill up and push out any negative energy that you can send away on your breath.

There is so much that happens with the breath and breathing deeply will train your body to take in more air, release more negative and bring in more positive.

Join me next week as we talk about the third aspect of breathing that I would like to discuss.

In love and light,

Michele Lewis
Identity Specialist

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