Many people allow life happen to them, instead of for them. So when you let life happen to you, you are repeating the same things over and over, acting upon your old programs, obsolete beliefs, without questioning your culture, behaviors, and traditions.
If you are one of those people, you are playing the role of victim, instead of creating your own vision, taking control of your reality, and living your life the way that you would like.
How do you know if you or somebody else has the victim mindset? It's quite easy, pay attention to your thoughts, what are you thinking most of the time? Listen to what you say, what is the content of your words? How do you feel about your relationships? Do they empower you? How about your relationship with money and wealth? What are your beliefs about abundance? What type of experiences are you creating? Are you passionate about your career or job?
Are you aligned and fully integrated with who you are, what you feel, with what you say and with what you are doing?
What about the most important relationship, that with yourself? Are you strong and abundant in every way, in a way that you can share that with your partner, your family, your community?
If you're allowing life happen for you, congratulations, you are winning this game we call reality!
Somehow, along the way of our lives, we forget that we are powerful beings that with the power to create or to destroy. As a matter of fact, we are creating something every single moment, we might not be aware of it, but it doesn't change the fact that it is happening.
We even go out of our way to believe that power exists in objects, we buy amulets for good luck, stones to ward off evil, and so on. I am not saying that's wrong, it's fine as long as you don't lose the big picture: that the potential to become your own healer, your own shaman exists within you. Maybe you are not there yet, but the seed is in you already.
The peach seed, if it's planted under the right circumstances, has no choice but to become a peach tree. Likewise, under the right circumstances, you have no choice but to realize that you are a wonderful and abundant human being.
And everything begins with your passion and intentions. If you do not agree with me about how powerful you already are, remember Dr. Masaru Emoto. Back in 1994 he started to observe water and made a series of experiments with it. For example, water with music, water with prayer, water with words, natural water, and so on.
He found that different types of music affect water in different ways, different words affect water in different ways as well, etc. So writing words like 'love' or 'gratitude,' or their opposite, changed the structure of the water he was studying. We have the power to program water, either with positive or less than positive words.
Reading about Dr. Emoto's experiments made me think about our bodies being composed mainly of water. Liquid water is the most abundant molecule in the body, half of the weight of our bones comes from water. And according to a study performed by H.H. Mitchell, the amount of water in the human heart and brain is 73%, the lungs are 83%, muscles and kidneys are 79%, skin is 64%, you get the idea. And water molecules aren't just in our bodies but everywhere, in the air, in plants, in animals, and so on.
Keeping that in mind, we can start to notice how our words, thoughts and intentions can make somebody feel wonderful and amazing, or the opposite. But if we have a choice, why don't we start with ourselves? Recognizing that we have the potential to change our emotional and mental states and everything around ourselves, too.
Wow, what a relief! Have you noticed that when you speak your truth, your body is open, relaxed, and you are able to breathe freely?
When there is congruency between your words and your actions, you start to create an amazing flow and deep connection that goes beyond your body, beyond your mind and soul. You are allowing yourself to be vulnerable and open, allowing people to know who you really are and what you stand for. The world senses this, and responds to it.
And even though people might not agree with you all the time, or maybe ever, it doesn't really matter because you are being sincere and truthful to yourself and your ideals, and that is priceless.
Otherwise, you close up and stop the flow; sometimes you can notice it by the way your breathing changes. To give another example, telling a lie takes up a lot of energy, and you need to keep stacking up even more lies to maintain the very first lie. So that first little lie becomes a heavy burden, and it might even cause you to start loosing connection with reality.
The same thing sometimes happens when you hold back your feelings and you aren't living up to your vision, in other words when you are not sharing yourself.
I am aware that being open and vulnerable require a lot of strength, but the rush of energy that you experience every time you do it makes worth it.
It's a beautiful sensation that runs throughout your body and you feel powerful and free. Give it a try, speak out your truth & start sharing your unique gifts with the rest of the world!
The secret to success in any area of your life, is to give it all your all, to be passionate and engaged about what you're doing.
It's a simple statement, but to really put out the best of yourself out there and to give back requires lots of love and energy. It requires a different mind set, a different attitude.
I think that instead of thinking about what or how much we can receive, it's better to switch our perspective and think about how much we can offer. It's about seeing ourselves as abundant and loving human beings, enjoying life at the fullest, and having more than enough to be able to share that with others.
Just bring your attention to any of your relationships, platonic or romantic, are you thinking about what the other person can give you or do for you? Or are you open to giving, to investing into that relationship?
What about your career, are you passionate about it, are you investing your energy to make it successful? What about your family, your community, what about your relationship with yourself?
Are you fully invested in yourself, in growing every single day? In being the best version of yourself? Are you getting rid of beliefs not longer serve you, are you participating in trainings and seminars? Are you reading books from authors you consider great leaders or visionaries? Are you taking care of your physical body as well as your intellectual self?
The bottom line is that you can only give what you have received. So if you are coming from a strong position, feeling loved and fulfilled, you are ready to give!
Recently, I met a wonderful person at a seminar who became a very good friend. One of the ways we put into practice what were learning was to begin calling ourselves 'Goddesses.' Of course, we don't mean it in a literal way. When we call ourselves 'Goddesses' we're saying that it's important to recognize that we are amazing beings, full of great potential. And this is true of everybody.
So when I talk about bringing out your amazingness I'm talking about taking responsibility and being fully accountable for all the things that are happening around you. The idea here is to feel amazing and wonderful and to realize that we are co-creators of our own world. If we notice that something is not working, we also have to realize that we have the power to change it. It's up to each of us as extraordinary human beings to create our personal experiences, and to attract into our life all the events, persons, and circumstances that are going to help us grow and to fully enjoy life!
I truly believe that our external environment has a significant impact on us, physically, emotionally, mentally, and even in our relationships. And some studies have shown how incongruous spaces affect our brains in a negative way. And of course, we ourselves also impact our external reality, our physical, emotional, and mental states are reflected on our living areas. So we can't disconnect our external world from our internal world, it's an endless cycle of one affecting the other and so on.
Just imagine yourself stepping into an inviting environment: how do you feel? Imagine being out in nature: how do the trees and the air and the animals make you feel? A place can make you feel relaxed, or productive, or creative or happy. And now imagine stepping into a dysfunctional space, maybe a cluttered and disorganized room : how does that make you feel? So just think about having a space that reflects your personality, a space that is welcoming and attractive, a space that draws you in, relaxes you, and encourages you to pursue whatever you want. And even though I focus mostly on a person's environment, I'm aware that people express themselves on other levels, too, like through romantic and platonic relationships, career, hobbies/adventures, family, intellectual and spiritual pursuits etc.
This brings me to what author and motivational speaker Marie Diamond has said about this topic. According to her your space, your home represents 33% of the work needed to create changes in your life, so it's important to make it work for you and not against you. So why not allow your space express you? If you allow this to happen, you'll start noticing all the changes happing around your life. In my experience it's easier to start by changing your living and work space, because you're already familiar with it. And think about the way you want to be seen, not because you want to impress somebody, but because if you're feeling good, it's natural to want your outer reality to reflect your inner reality.
This is to allow you to know me not only on a professional level, how I ended up as a Professional Organizer and what makes me different, but also on a more personal level.
I graduated from college as a clinical psychologist and I had my own small clinic for a couple of years. I enjoyed it, but wasn't sure I wanted to do it for the rest of my working life. When I moved to the USA I became friends with someone who ran her own professional organizing business. She thought that my background in psychology would make me work well with clients and she asked me to help her. I did and I learned a lot from her, so eventually I went off on my own and founded Space Savers Organizers.
When I realized that my skills and knowledge weren't enough, I wanted to be more rounded. I wanted to work with my clients from a more holistic and organic perspective. And I realized that everything has to start with me, by working on myself first I would be in a better position to work and help others.
So I've studied NLP and Hypnosis to fill in gaps and I also like to read from people I consider visionaries.
All of that work helps me to connect better with you. I'm more compassionate, and are less judgmental, and this has given me a deeper understanding not only of my clients, but also of the areas and spaces that I'm going to be working on. Ultimately my vision is to work with your space not against it!