10 Tips for a Fabulous Summer

Feel Connected, Wherever You Are

summer tips Transport your home office to the park, beach or lake for the day. What better place to brainstorm or get organized than out in nature, inspired by the natural beauty and order of things!

Make room for spontaneity. From May onwards, I have a picnic blanket in my trunk, hiking shoes, maps, and yoga gear all ready for spur of the moment fun. If you’ve never stretched out a map, closed your eyes and pointed…you have to try it for a fabulous day trip! It’s an amazing reminder of the fun we can create along the journey.

Try at least one thing that scares you, but secretly thrills you in a zest for life kind of way. WOW, will you feel good after, when you feel some mastery over your fear, and have been taking steps to live your life so fully!

Create a neighbourhood bucket list of all places you’d like to check out or revisit. In many trips abroad I was always surprised by how many locals hadn’t been to the most fabulous places in their own back yard, and made a note to explore the local treasures right under my own nose too. Each item you check off can bring more appreciation of where you are right now, and feeling more connected to your community.

Engage all your senses consciously for at least a few moments every day. Literally stop and smell the roses, the scent of rain on its way, your fresh laundry. Notice what visually catches your attention too, as that’s what will harmonize you. Recently I’ve been drawn to pink and orange — not usual colours for me, but they seem to be bringing healing waves of unconditional love and joy. I’ll take it!

We have a universal need for touch, protection, and connection. Self-help expert Laura Day invites us to check in on these themes day to day. What texture do you want to wrap yourself in or how do you want to touch or be touched? What step would make you feel more protected right now? How are you being urged to connect?

Reflect on memories of pleasure. Allow 1 or 2 pleasant memories to come forward, remembering everything you experienced moment to moment…taste, touch, sounds, scents, and visuals. Now try to bring some of those ideas into every day tasks, and watch yourself enjoy them more!

Meditate to reconnect with the real you. Beginner meditators learn relaxation techniques to let go of stress and and enjoy a pleasant escape from the pressures of life. What’s so amazing, is that as our journey progresses, we’re able to experience those sweet moments more and more often whether we’re in meditation or not. Instead of meditation being an ‘escape’, we actually experience what’s real — no longer disconnected and ruled by fear, but aligned with the peaceful wisdom of our soul and the innate freedom within.

Spread the love and good cheer! The next time someone asks you how you are, if you’re feeling just how sweet life is, truly share your enthusiasm (and theirs). Have you noticed that we can’t help but smile when we see others laughing and having fun? Throw your arms around the world, and let those giggles out!

“I create pleasure and the state of love in my life every day.” I love this affirmation from Laura Day! Can you feel the words come to life in your body? Try writing the affirmation you love on a sticky note so you see and repeat it often.

Here’s to a fabulous season! If you’re nearby, I’d love to see you at InnerVitality’s Summer Series in Toronto!

Kerri McCutcheon,
InnerVitality Founder

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Identify Your Energy Drains

boost your vitalityReleasing what’s stagnant or remains unfinished in our life can free us to reclaim the power of NOW. Here are three ways you may be draining yourself and how to restore your energy for optimal wellness:

1. Commit to finish those lurking items on your ‘to do’ list. Identify your top 5 unfinished projects and take inventory of how much energy dissipates there, limiting your sense of vitality.

2. If a certain person always leaves you feeling drained, it’s time for an honest heart-to heart, or to politely limit your interaction by stating the amount of time you have to chat.

3. Conversely, if you aren’t feeling great about a past deed, and cannot contact the person involved, choose an action now to symbolically make amends.

~Article by Kerri McCutcheon

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As You Are Now

Wishing and waiting are not using our full power, yet how common is it to be waiting for something…better health, less pain, a different size or shape, more fulfilled career, retirement, more money, when every task of the entire day is done, and so on. Do you find yourself waiting to live?

self acceptanceDeep acceptance of ourselves, EXACTLY where we are now can be extremely freeing (and paradoxically, can be just what’s needed to get out of our own way so we can make changes leading to more fulfilment). Cultivate the knowing that you are loved, empowered, and free. EACH moment is where the joy is. Make it count!

Holistic Health Tip
I once worked with a wonderful woman who would walk down the hallway swinging her hips in a full figure 8 motion. She wasn’t just exercising her fabulousness and liberation — she was onto something really powerful! How does your body want to move? What inside you wants to be free?

Health author Anat Banal relays that, “Old painful patterns and movement without awareness block growth opportunities in the brain”, but when we…“allow new, spontaneous and natural movements [it] leads to clearer thinking and emotional responses, helps us move thru resistance to change, and opens more creativity in living.”

Try it out. If you’re reading this in public, who cares who sees you? I just stopped typing on my laptop to engage in the most blissful awakening stretch and ear-to-ear grin!

Inspiration
“You needn’t be happy in your life before you start being nice to yourself. Start doing small things for yourself every day and we assure you that you’ll start thinking more highly of yourself. If you can show yourself that love, you’re going to see that love all around you. It starts with small acts of self-care.” FROM OUR ANGEL BLOG, POST: Esteem Fuels You Forward >>

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Fight or Flow?

flowResistance shows up in our body as dis-ease, headache, joint pain, tightness, anxiety, heartburn, constipation…there are countless examples. What’s happening in our body is always symbolic of what’s happening in our life. As above, so below; as within, so without.

If we are experiencing resistance in our bodies, minds, relationships or day-to-day living ~ asking ourselves whether we are fighting against the situation or flowing through it can begin to point to a solution. Here are a few tips in allowing life to flow through us:

1. Swimming Downstream
Quite simply if we are swimming upstream (trying too hard in an ineffective way), we are unable to access the ease and wellness naturally available to us. It’s similar to putting a cork in our flow of vitality, and life backing up. It’s here we feel the most pain and life’s a struggle. Being tough on ourselves and trying to control what we can’t doesn’t make us strong…but slowing down, accepting, honouring, embracing, and voicing who we are does.

When we let go of control, and importantly, our desire for control, we naturally experience more flow. We can’t be stuck if we are not controlling, and we can’t be swept over by the current if we are actively engaged in living. Flowing with the river allows us to effectively use our energy and receive all the gifts life has to offer.

TIP: If you were to imagine a current of energy in your body, is it heading in a natural direction? Does it feel stuck or clogged anywhere? Let go of struggle. Where can you allow your natural vitality to flow through? Allow your body’s innate intelligence to dictate the flow of your current and smooth out any rough patches. Feel yourself in complete and natural flow.

2. The Power of Grace
Dr. Wayne Dyer suggests there is huge difference between taking motivated action and inspired action in our lives. When we’re motivated, we ram through our ideas (fight); when we’re inspired, an idea gets a hold of our soul (flow). To lead from our soul, is to be in the state of grace.

Author Caroline Myss reminds us of this choice in our interactions. “We can see someone in grace, or choose not to. Grace someone or withhold grace from another.” It’s a lot of hard work to act from this place, yet when we do so, we are partnering with the Divine and more able to access our full potential, and help others in theirs. Challenges may or may not disappear, but our experience is always one of more ease, transformation, and even gratitude.

TIP: If in conflict with another, reflect on what someone acting from grace would do in the same situation. Set your intention to the highest and best outcome for all concerned, and trust it will come to be. Put your hand on your heart before an important conversation, or if the other is open to it, sit back to back (heart centre to heart centre)…and watch as your energy, thoughts and words shift towards something more loving.

3. Winds of Change
Life inevitably rocks us from time-to-time when a tornado of unwanted change sweeps through. Dyer tells us, “When we’re confronted with a life situation we can do nothing about, we’re challenged to change ourselves.” We can be victim or creator. Julia Cameron beautifully writes, “Our dreams may feel thwarted when in reality they are being tempered. We are being shaped to fit a divine purpose. We can cooperate or we can resist.” Perhaps life has just opened a door.

The same seems to apply when we find ourselves stuck at one of life’s crossroads. Caroline Myss says it bluntly, with love, “If you choose the familiar, you’ll fall on your face. Honour your pivotal moment of change. Dare to make the tough choice, then let go of the outcome.” Phew, not easily done, but how liberating to simply go where our soul beckons us, and trust there’s a Divine purpose in it…a gift in becoming more whole.

TIP: I love this affirmation from self-empowerment author Louise Hay: “Life shows me what to do next. Life loves me, and I am safe!”

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You are the Epicentre

This channeled article also appears on our sister blog site, SatyaSoul ~ your loving source for spirit messages and intuitive development tips!

You are the Epicentre @SatyaSoulBelieve us when we say your self-care and your physical body are to be your utmost priority in life. All else flows from this. Don’t you see? The other matters, your family and career ~ mean nothing without an optimal you at its centre. Many don’t believe this within completely yet. But we cannot stress this enough. Put yourself first. Trust your body. Listen when it says it needs to stretch, to move, and the foods that suit it and fuel it for your highest function and good.

how charged is your internal battery?

You are like the epicentre. And everything you create in your life, everything you seek, even your inner clarity ~ is more focused, abundant and dynamic with a whole you at the centre. Every situation you find yourself in, even your friends, family and other relationships around you…are part of the web that you spin from your inner resources. What kind of web are you creating? How charged is your internal battery? Recharge it, and your entire web and how you relate to it is affected. Stay charged, continuously maintain your vitality, and so much more than you currently realize is possible.

step into your power, embrace all that nourishes you…

Self care has been a roadblock for many throughout their life. Isn’t it time to make a plan…a commitment to yourself and finally follow through? You see many more joys and discoveries await!

But naturally, you must be ready and able to embrace these new opportunities. What doors will open when you truly take care of yourself and put yourself first? That is after all, your duty to yourself. Think of the power you have when you put yourself directly in the epicentre, the centre of the web, instead of haphazardly directing your life from the sidelines. Step into your power. It is time. Embrace all that nourishes you. Live life.

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