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Day 19 No Striving Challenge – Striving is a Focus on Lack

We all have employed action to get where we want to be, whether it be physical actions we take, or energetic strategies and techniques we use to make things happen (ie. affirmations, visualizations, energy work such as reiki, hypnosis, etc). And both of these avenues yield results (but neither are always necessary either).   However what’s important to know is that when you are employing any of these forms of “doing” or efforting with an energy of striving, it automatically brings with it resistance…which can slow or stall that which you are trying to make happen.   And here’s the reason why. By feeling you need to take some sort of action to change, fix or improve something or make something happen you immediately activate the awareness that you are lacking it.   So how do you shift that?   It doesn’t mean you stop all forms of action. Of course not, because action (inspired action) is needed to create the momentum and make things manifest. But what is required is…   Put forth the action...

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Day 3 No Striving Challenge – Sometimes the Best Action is No Action At All

Following up on the idea of Inspired Action, it’s important to point out that sometimes what you’re inspired to do is…to take no action at all.   This one can be tricky, because we live in a world that highly values being productive and taking action. And it can be very uncomfortable to stop striving to be productive or take action.   Speaking from experience, I gotta tell you, this can take practice, BUT it is a vital piece in being able to create ease, calm, and peace in your life.   So, today you’re going to move away from the incessant need to feel productive or be taking action. Believe me, I know that it’s very seductive, but you will thank yourself when you can loosen the reigns and start to enjoy life a little more…the laundry can wait!   Some areas to consider: Relaxing to watch a tv show instead of cleaning the house Letting your child skip a scheduled activity and give them a break (no worrying about the $ spent on...

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Day 2 No Striving Challenge – The True Path to Effortless Ease

Today we’re still going to be looking at the definition of striving, but with the focus on the misguided thinking in the phrase STRENUOUS EFFORTS – To make STRENUOUS EFFORTS toward any goal.   Strenuous effort and trying hard comes from the position of needing to “make things happen” from an external standpoint. Although allowing what you desire into your life may require some action, when we let go of the striving mentality and slow down enough to listen to the guidance we are always receiving, the action we may be called to take is Inspired Action.   Inspired action emerges from an inner prompting and urges us to act from a place of joy and excitement (like how I feel about this project!). There’s no obligation or responsibility attached to the action.   Inspired action has a whole different feel and it can take some time to adjust to this new way of being…but I’m here to tell you it’s possible…and very much worth it!   Soul Team Chat  Keeping in mind awareness is the key, and often that’s all...

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Tea Time with Trish: Part 6 – Really, What is Balance?

UNEXPECTED GIFTS FROM A GETAWAY One of my take aways from my trip to Banff (click here for the first 5 parts) was to question more deeply what it really means to be in balance.  I have learned from my own experience that is not reasonable to expect that every single day is going to be perfectly in balance, or that there will always be equal time spent between work, activities, and family.  So then, what does it mean?  This is how I have come to understand it:   I believe that we need to relate balance to the balance of nature.  Everything in life has an ebb and a flow, and so will be the same when it comes to creating balance within our life.  We would drive ourselves crazy if we insisted on everything being in equal parts in all areas of our lives at all times.   If you look at the cycles of nature there is a time for action, and a time for rest.  This can easily be illustrated in...

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