Posts Tagged ‘self-love’

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The Upside of an Economic Downturn

February 11, 2009
Seeds of Hope

In these troubling economic times, I have been extremely fortunate to have been making more money than I have ever made in my life. Some could say that I am lucky and that might be true, but I suspect it has more to do with the way I live my life.

I live what I call a life of “Effortless Fulfillment” which means that I do what I want to do when I want to do it. I allow my heart to call me to do the things I do and I don’t stress over things. I live by faith and courage and have enough Self-Love that I trust myself above all else. For as long as I have been walking this path, skeptics have been telling me I live in a dream land and my “philosophy” is unrealistic in “the real world.” I wonder how these same people are fairing in these economic times.

The world is changing. We have been supporting Big Government, Big Business and Big Pharma for too long and have not been honoring ourselves, our lives and our passions. We have looked to others to hand us our self-worth, the rules to live by and the money to live. We have not been really living a life, we have been living a lie. The time has come to get off of our collective complacent bums and start really creating the lives we were meant to live. Now is the time to make your dreams a reality.

You were meant to live with a spring in your step, a song in your heart and the feeling that you love the life you live. You were born to pursue your dreams, live your passion and have overflowing abundance in all areas of your life. You have been told for far too long that you can not have these things or that your dreams are out of reach. If that is what you tell yourself, of course your dreams will be out of reach. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy. Only you can fulfill your role to be the best You there is. Only you have the passions you have. Only you can dream your specific dream and only you can fulfill it.

Now is the time to re-evaluate your life and start anew! Now is the time to grab hold of your dreams and your life and fulfill the dreams you have always had. Economic hard times can have a positive affect on your life. It can give you the courage and faith in yourself to live up to your full potential and be the person you have always known you are in your heart.

Have you lost your way? Have your dreams become dim? There are people all around you who have been singing this song of hope to you for many years. Are you ready to listen and do something about claiming yourself and your dreams? Go for it! Now is the time to grab hold of your dreams and don’t let go. Big Business is not going to save you, Big Pharma is not going to save you and Big Government is not going to save you… only you can do that and with the right tools and the right support system, you will find that eventually, you will live a life you never dreamt possible. You must first take that step in learning how to trust and believe in yourself. Hope is holding out a hand to help you find your way. You only need to grab on and hold fast as if your life depends on it… because it does.

Motivational Speaker, Self-Love Mentor, Author, Radio Host and “Evolutionary,” Kerri Kannan has been using her direct experience in helping people learn to love themselves and lead lives of “Effortless Fulfillment” for over ten years. To find out more about Kerri’s work or to take advantage of one of her FREE offerings, visit her website at KerriKannan.com.

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What is your Superpower? – part 2

October 23, 2008

Continued from “What is your Superpower – part 1

To me, The Incredibles is not about some super-humans who go about saving the world because they have extraordinary powers. They all have to overcome their perceived limitations and the limitations placed on them by a society that is only comfortable with mediocrity. Once they allow themselves to be who they really are, they start gaining self-confidence by embracing their individuality. In embracing the thing that makes them “different” they find that their unique attributes are their greatest strengths. Only upon embracing their uniqueness do they claim their true power and start to trust themselves to know what the right thing is to do in any given moment.

We all have attributes that set us apart from others. We all have unique characteristics that make us who we are. The Incredibles is not about some other-worldly super-human people, it is about embracing the self and believing in yourself to be and do what is right in every moment. It is about trusting your instincts and not stepping on your own foot. Most importantly, not giving a hoot about anyone else’s opinions about who you should be, what you should do or how you should act.

To be continued…

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Embracing the Inner Bitch

October 16, 2008

A huge step in my personal growth process was learning how to embrace my inner bitch. Women oftentimes go through life trying to keep our good face forward while attending to the needs of others. Sometimes we just don’t feel like being so accommodating so we hide behind a wall of niceties and platitudes while seething inside because we are afraid of our true feelings. This behavior perpetuates cycles of self-denial until we really start to become aware of our inner seething.

A few years ago, I was caught up in a complicated relationship scenario with a man in my spiritual family. Shortly after our involvement abruptly ended, the man started seeing another woman within the same spiritual circle. Although the man would not talk to me directly, and I never felt I had any closure, he was more than happy to have his new woman battle me. Day after day we battled in front of my spiritual family while they helped us get through the process. Every time I had a minor breakthrough, I expressed superficial gratitude to her for helping me see it.

One day, one of the men in our group said, “Kerri, stop! You don’t appreciate her, you don’t love her, you are not grateful for her being in your life to help you understand your process. You are very similar. You are both passionate about your spiritual growth process, you are both intelligent, you are both outspoken and you both have attracted the same type of man. Admit that you wish she never stepped foot into your life!” I didn’t want to admit that. I wanted to see the good in the situation but was unwilling to admit to myself that I was really seething.

I realized that my friend was right. Rather than telling her how much I appreciated her, I just admitted that I hated everything about her presence in my life. This is when things started getting really good.

I calmed down, and realized that what I saw in her was my exact reflection and I had been fighting myself all along. From then on, I would not meet her attack and I validated everything she said about me as truth.

Eventually, she softened and we both realized that we were almost exactly alike. I had to embrace my inner bitch and let myself voice my true feelings. Once that happened, the thought of being a bitch no longer held power over me. I could allow myself to feel when something isn’t right and express that without worrying about how people perceive me. Now, if people think I’m a bitch so be it, the thought no longer holds any power over me. I find it amusing to witness when people try to insult me and become irritated because their words can not affect my peace of mind. Knowing you can be perfectly content while someone is trying to insult you is perhaps the sweetest revenge there is.

The woman and I are now very close. In fact, she is one of the few people who I completely trust. After the fighting stopped, the guy quickly dumped her, joined a cult, got someone pregnant and married to the mother of his new baby. Now I can honestly say I do love her I would not be who I am now without our experience. Embracing my inner bitch allowed me to see that no matter what I feel, it’s all okay and I just needed to accept it because in accepting it, I accepted myself.

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