spinning? 5 practices for getting back to your place of power

Light at the end of the tunnel

If you’re stuck in a spin, unable to access your personal power, don’t worry, there’s lots you can do.

Try these 5 practices for getting back to your place of power.

1. Journal it out. Writing down your thoughts, especially the worry-based ones, can be a hilarious experience. A tiny moment can trigger a tidal wave of untruths. When we write down what’s going on in our mind as a result of one of those tiny moments, we see what we’re making something mean: “Because that one possibility didn’t work out, nothing is going to.” Or “Because that one person didn’t respond positively, nobody is going to.” Our lovely little lizard brain takes the cake here–and eats it, too.

2. Breathe. I’ll say this forever. Inhale. Exhale. Pause. Repeat. Our breath is one of the most underutilized, powerful tools we have. And when we start to use it, it works nearly instantly–de-activating our activation nerve systems, and activating our calming nerve systems. Hello parasymphathetic, goodbye sympathetic. Goodbye spin and overwhelm, hello peace and power.

3. Go to your place of power. When was the last time you felt on fire, like you could do anything? It could be recently or ages ago–it doesn’t matter. The mind incites a physiological response in the body whether we’re actually doing that thing or just remembering it. So go there in your mind’s eye, picture every detail you can, and hang out there for a while–until you start to actually feel more powerful again.

4. Remember your wonderful-ness. Often, when we’re in a spin, we’ve forgotten our capabilities, our innate talents and all of the gifts we bring to the world. Sometimes, we just can’t see it. So we need to look to other people for help with that. Who in your life has affirmed how great you are, how talented, how wonderful? What did they say? Write it down, and paste it up. Read it again, and again, and again. It’s true.

5. Do something else. It’s worth it to take the time to go for a walk, visit an an uplifting or calming website, get a good laugh from a YouTube video, or have a quickie conversation with a friend. Anything that gets your mind out of the spin and focused on something that changes the way you feel can be transformative.

Most of all, remember that all of these practices are simply ways of re-aligning with your totality. The truth of who you are, and your core strength, peace and power.

You are you, beautiful you.

xL

Oct 28, 2014 · Read More · Comment

21 day mindfulness challenge. you’re invited to The Power of Presence

power of presence mindfulness with lindsey lewis

The Power of Presence

This 21-Day Mindfulness Challenge is about arriving in a state of powerful presence, a state where we move out of the sinking feeling of Quicksand and into the strength, calm and ability of the Power of Presence. Mindfulness can get us there.

In any situation, at any time in your life, mindfulness can be the pathway and the practice to move you out of overwhelm and stress and into strength and peace.

This 21-Day Mindfulness Challenge will introduce you to mindfulness, help you see where you are lacking it, and teach you the most powerful ways to bring it into your life, exactly where and when you need it.

Sign up for The Power of Presence 21-Day Mindfulness Challenge

21 Days of daily challenges, straight to your inbox.
Price: $15 $10 (early bird rate until noon PST Weds, November 5.)

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Do you want to feel less overwhelmed?
Do you regularly experience times where you worry more than you take positive action?
Do you feel like you are spinning?

The Power of Presence

I’ve been there–it used to be my home base, my default way of being. I was overwhelmed, stressed, felt anxious, had aches and pains in my body, and constantly felt like I was reacting instead of creating what would be ideal. Fast forward seven years, after realizing the power of mindfulness and practicing it daily in my every day life, and now it’s like night and day. I don’t even recognize the person I used to be. Now I live mainly in a state of calm, strength and vitality, creating what’s ideal instead of just managing to handle what comes up. Mindfulness was one of the first steps I took to get here.

During this challenge, one daily challenge arrives in your inbox, starting November 7. Exercises, intentions, activities for you to do. All designed to help you bring mindfulness into your life and activate the power of presence.

Join 705 participants

in the Libre Living Challenges.

From all over the world: Vancouver, Calgary, Fort McMurray, Ohio, Orlando, Houston, Toronto, Panama City, Denver, Australia, South America, Europe and New York. More…

PLUS: Audio recordings

Two audio recordings.
One mid-way to keep you motivated and inspired.
One grande finale wrap-up to celebrate. Pop! Champagne toast.

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Oct 24, 2014 · Read More · Comment

5 grace-infused time management tips. how to get it done, with greater ease

Pink Lotus Flower

Time management isn’t something I usually write about. But lots of people have been asking me lately about how to navigate the many desires and requests of their day.

How do I get it all done?

How do I manage it all?

The surprising thing is that time management has everything to do with divine timing. And you can access the infinite to help you get it all done and manage it all.

Here’s 5 Grace Infused Time Management Tips

1. Practice surrender.

2. Invite in the universe for guidance.

3. And listen deep–to your intuition and body compass.

4. Intentionally let go of the part of you that wants to schedule each minute and map everything out in great detail.

5. Instead, practice trust.

Here’s an example of an average day’s to-do love-list for me, not including meals:

Do my own morning practice and rituals
Teach yoga
Coach two clients
Create or finalize the next 21-day challenge
OR Create first or final outline of my upcoming class for Entheos’ Academy for Optimal Living
Respond to emails
Create map for new client, how we’ll get her where she wants to go
Connect with people on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Entheos Oasis

On other days, there are other things, like guest posts, posts for LibreLiving.com, meetings with other libre-oriented entrepreneurs, prepping for speaking gigs or facilitating workplace Power of Presence trainings. And a few other things I also love to do.

Here’s how I practice

surrender, invite in the universe for guidance, listen deep, and intentionally let go–and get it done (most days), with greater ease.

Surrender: I leave spaces in my day for my intuition to fill in. Instead of mapping out what I’ll do each day, I create weekly goals instead: a love-list of to-dos that are important that week, based on what I’ve promised to do for other people.

Invite in the universe for guidance:
Between my appointments, I begin each space of time with a check-in, where I read through the weekly love-list and feel into each item.

Listen deep: Whichever item has the strongest pull into a state of ease, I do.

Let go:
Even if the verbal part of my brain thinks I should prioritize something else. I do whatever it is that incites in me the greatest feeling of ease.

Practice trust:
Trusting that we can let go takes practice. It takes making the leap of faith that the love-list to-do that feels best, incites greater ease, will lead us to the greater end result. It does, every time. Getting there take practicing trusting that it will.

I let go of thinking that the verbal part of my brain knows best, and surrender to the timing of the universe. Every time I do this, timing just works. Even if my mind believes that the thing I feel pulled to do will take longer than I’ve got, if it feels like more ease to do it than to do something else, I do it. And, inevitably, it gets completed exactly in the right amount of time. And so does the next and the next and the next.

Soon, it’s the end of the day and the entire thing has passed in a state of flow.

What Happens When I Miss it Entirely

Before I start to sound like I’m always floating on air, let me be totally transparent: I don’t always manage this. Anytime I get caught in worrying about the future, I can get caught in thinking I need to make things happen, force myself through a strict to-do list, and generally lock out any sense of trust or grace. On these days I feel rushed, stressed, and short-tempered. And there never seems to be enough time.

I LOVE the term ‘practice.’ I practice being intuitive about what I do and when I do it–and each time I master it for a moment, it works out with grace and ease. It doesn’t matter if the to-do is mundane, or deeply intuitive. On the times I don’t manage it, I practice being absolutely ok with that.

TODAY

I invite you to practice surrender, inviting in the universe for guidance, listening deep–to your intuition and body compass, intentionally letting go of the part of you that wants to schedule each minute and map everything out in great detail and instead, practice trust.

click to tweet: @lindsey_lewis: easy time management has everything to do with divine timing #libreliving

Good luck!

xL

Oct 22, 2014 · Read More · Comment

i met an owl in the woods {listening for miracles}

All my life I’ve wanted to see an owl. Not behind glass, not in cage, but an owl in the wild, just standing there, all tall and stately, being wise and wonderful. There’s a park I go to in the early morning, when the birds are the first ones awake and the air is clear…

Oct 14, 2014 · Read More · Comment

how to be your own guide for life {video}

clarity There are always decisions, choices, and pathways to navigate. Life is full of opportunity. And, for lots of us, indecision and confusion. “How do I know which choice is the right one? How do I trust my gut? How do I choose the right pathway?” These are all questions that come up over and…

Oct 9, 2014 · Read More · Comment
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