Mirror Images

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“How can you show patience towards another,
if you do not practise it on your own?..

How can you show tolerance to those you love,
if you do not first forgive the mistakes you have sown?

How can you meet others where they are at,
until you have first allowed yourself room to grow?”

It all starts and ends with me.
My outreach is determined by the depth of my inner peace.
How much I accept myself – in all my faults.
Determines how much those around me, reflect back at me.

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Inertia – Break the Barriers

hit a wallEver felt like you hit a wall?
Tired… Frustrated… Completely over thinking about what it was that made you get started in the first place?
Ever thought to yourself – it would be so much easier to throw this in the ‘too hard’ basket. Things aren’t that bad anyway. Why would I need to change my circumstances…..

Yep, I’ve been there too!

But lets stop for a moment to think about this so-called ‘wall’ that I had been faced with… There was no physically presence. I couldn’t touch it. It was only felt – Ahhh! Ok, It was just emotional.
I could work with that!

So in conclusion; the wall I was experiencing was not a wall at all! It was merely a new area of existence within my own spirit that I was yet to explore…  AND if I took another few steps back….. it was actually coming to the edge of its borders. The end of its existence. Creating new habits for myself was tiring because it was redoing everything within me that I had been doing for the last 27+ years!

You see; (I had come to realise that) By default, my unconscious behaviors try to keep me where I am at. What I had really come up against is a simple scientific law of physics; I hit my inertia.

Inertia comes from the Latin word iners, meaning idle, sluggish.
The principle of inertia is one of the fundamental principles of classical physics that are used to describe the motion living_in_a_bubbleof objects and how they are affected by applied force. Or lack there of for that matter.

Newton’s First Law of Motion states that an object not subject to any net external force moves at a constant velocity. Thus, an object will continue moving at its current velocity until some force causes its speed or direction to change.

How interesting this new discovery was to me!
In a microwave generation that we live in. Everything evolves so quickly around us that we expect a matter of success to be the same. We want our goals NOW. We want to have a new car NOW. A new house. A better work / life balance. Why? Because I read a book that said the law of attraction says that if we think about it – it will happen! RUBBISH!
Our world might be changing but the laws of the universe were forever printed in the stars.

So yes,
Things take TIME to change.
It requires EFFORT
It means we wont always FEEL like it.
working hardIt means there will be times when we want to QUIT
& You better believe that YOU WILL BE TESTED to make sure you are worthy of the things that you are going after.

Why?
Because our basic instinct is to return to the space from which we came. Our comfort zone of laziness & to be honest with you – insignificance.

But hold tight, because the miracle is a few more steps into your discovery.
When we learn that the law of resistance is a good thing. Then there is nothing to stop us moving forward.

Break the barriers.
Break the motion that you are stuck in.
Break the inertia that is holding you where you are at!
Keep. Moving. Forward.
Until the momentum of your actions breaks the inertia! Leaving it with no choice but to follow the direction is which you are going.

Here’s to Living a Life of Significance!
With Love, Express

What Do You Desire?

I have a question, that could change your life. He says confidently.
Smug  & a little Abruptly.

I lean into the whisper as its given so softly.
“Little one, Oh doubtful one… With all this pain enclosing….
Tell me, What do you desire?….”

A breath of free air surrounds me. An answer from me to whomever it may be,
Erupting Chaotically, I say..

“I was born to write. To rhyme with the universe. To move. To flow in its majestic rhythm. Words touching spaces that have yet to be created. It’s a freedom found in a piece within me.

I want to dance, to live life loving others. Flowing through them like a river running deep. I can feel the Water rising as the moon guides me feet.

I desire to stand out. To be one of my own faces.
Hold my hand out to those with the courage to restore balance to the forsaken. Strengthening a world of captivity. Giving out keys to those that believe.

 I want to live a life, with desire that is flowing…. Incessantly….  Perpetually!!”

Confused and amused. In turning to go, I see a smile left in the breeze… I am all alone.
I can’t believe I knew the answer all along…

Then another person walks up to me and I cant help but say…

So, tell me dear fellow… What do you desire?

Simple… But Never Easy

I woke up this morning; Just on the other side of an event I have been shamelessly obsessedregistration with for the past few months… Emotionally, I experienced so many ups and downs (on a day to day basis).  Swerving and dodging to many contributing factors while ultimately holding onto my message that I wanted to present to this group of women.

When I woke up; I couldn’t help the humbling feeling of gratitude.

So much time has passed since I myself, felt hopeless and lost in the world. I wasn’t always wanting to empower others. I could barely even hold myself together let alone, carry any sort of message forward.
I remember most of all (during what would of been the darkest time in my life), putting a sign that really spoke to me that said…

“Life is Simple, but no one ever said it was to be easy”

At that point, what that phrase meant to me was; “What are you doing to get back on your feet this morning?”. Surrounded by people that enabled my behaviours to cover their own…  Also featuring many (many!) regrettable mornings from acting like a fool to impress people that I shouldn’t of cared for.
What this phrase meant to me back then was; forget the repetitive mistakes I was making and pick myself up one more time and carry on to the best of my ability.

girl on a beach soul searchingNow, with about 4 years distance between those moments. Mixed with a spice of soul searching and a renewed journey of love for myself and those around me – what this means to me NOW is;
No matter what life throws at me, I will persevere.

You see, no matter where you are in your life. If you are going through a steep learning curve, or barely hanging on. This rule will keep you in good stead because life is not easy – for anyone.
At different times in our life we get hit unexpectedly with circumstances. We are born into difficulties. World wide we see poverty, war, racism, discrimination…
Its not the circumstance that makes the man, its the way he views it.  Just remember why you are doing the things you are doing on a daily basis for & you can conjure the energy to put one more step in front of the other.

Are you simplifying? Or complicating?

Take a birds eye view and try and relay a few simple rules for what you are wanting to get out of today. If all you need to do today is;

Walk outsideGo for a walk and get out of the house – than go for a walk.
If you need to go to work – than go to work.
If you need to study for an exam – than study.
If you need to get more clients for your business – than go meet some people.
If you need to learn to forgive – than start learning from those who have had to as well.

The end result of these simple activities is where the difficulty may arise, but I promise you – it is more difficult to think about it than to actually do it.

So whatever you have planned for your life remember this one thing “Life is Simple, but no one ever promised it to be easy”

With Love,

xo

Empowered Entrepreneurial Women Karina McKenna

What is Fear Anyway?


Ever experience a feeling that stunted you from moving forward?
It feels so real that you cant help but get warped up in the very essence of it. The Bermuda triangle of your inner self.

Some call it fear.. What is fear anyway?

Fear is an idea built up in our mind/s.
It’s an inability to successfully comprehend something because you have yet to experience it.
It is your mind solely holding you back.
Yet it holds so much power in our world… Why?…

False Evidence appearing realWhat does FEAR stand for?
F – False
E – Evidence
A – Appearing
R – Real

The mind is a powerful thing.
It is structured to work for you in complex situations. It is a computer composed of data images and experiences up until this point.
Look around you, whose experiences have you computed that are not your own?
What TV shows are you watching that you are starting to take on a more realistic comprehension in your own life?
Are you surrounded by drama?

I was at the gym the other day; and I started to get into a fearful state. Everything in my body seized up and my performance dropped because I could not let go of this idea that what I was experiencing was going to be painful. Rather than take each moment as they came, my mind procrastinated and acted ‘safe’.

Do you know what the end result was?
I knew I could do better!

I knew that at the time, my mind gathered all this information of;
You are not as good as;
you shouldn’t;
this will hurt if;
blah blah.

Until I got to the end and realised; it isn’t that bad!

“My fear was overcome by doing”


Now that I could place a logical experience onto of it; it wasn’t so bad. I could do it again – and even better this time!

So what is fear anyway?
Inexperience.

Face your fears. release yourself from fear
Fail, do it again – better!
This is where the ultimate growth in life comes from.

Run with the Seasons

This summer has been a big one. I have been immersed in personal growth, big personalities and possibly the greatest test of my life… thus far:

The challenge of knowing and then following through to the doing.

What I learnt the most is that we all have ‘seeds of greatness’ within us. Not just me, but you – the reader, and everyone else. Even say, that annoying borderline alcoholic relative that ruins christmas consecutively every year. Yes, we ALL have seeds of greatness in us. We just need to follow a 5 point structure to watch them grow and evolve into something bigger than what they started as.

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

— Helen Keller

THE SEED OF GREATNESS JOURNEY

1) Plant it in good soil.

Toxic environments chock the life out of any great person. Without a solid environment to feel safe and secure in, your hopes and dreams can be crushed by criticism and misunderstanding. Even the relatives who generally love and care for you – they want the best for you (genuinely).. Yet, still speak hurtful truths of them not believing you have the ability to grow the heights of your dreams. E.g I just don’t want you to give your HOPES up.

Life is not about giving up. We all have a destiny which implies we have a destination – correct?

2) Water it!
Learn, practise, study, fail, get back up and then try it all again – consistently! If we don’t add the effort to what we want then we will be paid for our foolishness.

3) Pull out the Weeds..

We all come across fear, doubt, sensitivity and negativity on the way to achieving what we want. If your heart truly believes this dream is your destiny, than by no means do you EVER give up. Pull those thoughts out and throw them well away from your greatness. Continue to grow and understand you will experience thoughts of doubt – but never act on them.

4) The Seasons.

Summer, Winter, Fall, Spring…. Some seasons are all bright and sunny – some are daft and rainy. You have to work with the seasons you are given – knowing a better day is around the corner. Seasons happen for a reason. You have to appreciate the good after the bad otherwise we become arrogant. Work through the hard times and be grateful for the easier times.

5) Enjoy the fruits of your labor.

“An oak tree is nothing more than a NUT that held it’s ground” Bear Grylls

HOLD YOUR GROUND! Be sure that your destiny is YOURS. No one else can take it down – but you.

I personally, have had to overcome many challenges in my earlier years which leaked into the inability to grow up as a young adult. I blamed so many people for my downfall and my inability to finish something once I started.

Any one else relate to being good starters but bad finishers?

Reality is : we are the gate keepers of our own destiny. I believe that we all settle for less than we deserve. Make a decision today to start accepting that bad will come, but high spirits will outlast it all.

Run with the seasons… 

Enjoy the Fruits of your Labor…

I believe in you all.

Love Express, You Are Self

Separating Man from Beast

When things are hard and not making sense I tend to get…. agitated (to say the least) and at the smallest of things. In turn, unfortunately, this release of emotion gravitates swiftly towards the people/ person I love the most.

Anyone else relate to this? … Mmmm hmmm!

Given; Yes, it is a normal human emotion to be down and out especially when experiencing  the HALT’s : Hunger, Anger, Loneliness &/or Tiresome.

Now, for those of you who are still following me with nods of agreements: When things are in such a manner – How easy is it to act out of character or outside your general borders of conduct?.. My answer: extremely easy! Not proud to admit that but tis the truth.

“The ability to have thoughts and not act on them is what separates man from beast”

In hearing this quote one fine day, I started to ponder –  How do we retract the beast within? Refusing to act on raw emotion?

But of cause – like a moth to a flame it hit me: GRATITUDE!

Rather than focusing on the negative – be thankful for the positive! In making a list you also have the power to turn a negative into a positive, all by the power of Love.

When was the last time you made a gratitude list?

-Love to all and to all a good day –