Hey hey hey again!! It’s truly been a while but life and just feeling a creative block have kept me from writing but it’s good to be back and sharing again. While I won’t be hasty and promise content all the time I definitely missed writing and will try to keep up as much as my new phase of life allows and I feel genuinely inspired to do so. So onto the blog! As always I love the support, the feedback, and am grateful and thankful for each and every one of you that join me on this wild, fun, yet crazy journey we call life.
I’ve had so much personal growth and spiritual development and a great amount of revelations since the last time I was here that I felt intuitively led to share some of the things that have led to me just being in a great space overall with the hope that it will bless and encourage others to truly access the things that call out to them spiritually and foster a true meaningful and purposeful level up holistically.
While the term level up has taken on so many connotations, meanings and views over the past few years, I still personally believe that it is a spiritual and emotional alignment that manifests itself as an abundance and overflow of goodness, peace, fulfillment and joy in the physical realm. But truthfully how do you get to that space and maintain equilibrium? Here are 8 steps that I took and continue to take that assisted/assist me in my divine level up that pours over into all aspects of my life.
Step 1: Trust your Intuition
As simple as this sounds, it requires a certain level of inner knowing and trust in your divine path and the self confidence to know that what is uniquely for you is divinely purposed and aligned specifically FOR YOU. But let’s be honest, how many times have we talked ourselves out of what we knew to be our personal truth or personal best because it did not align with what someone else told us or we’ve been conditioned to believe should be our personal truth instead of heeding our own inner voice? This only leads to straying further and further away from our own personal “true north” because we lacked the conviction to stand boldly and firmly in our own choices that led to the life that we truly resonate with and that is most representative of our own personal level of contentment, true joy, and purpose?
Sometimes the best way to follow your intuition is to get quiet, get intentional, get specific, and get prepared for that what this state of mindfulness and meditation will reveal to you about what is important to you. The other part of trusting your intuition is not being afraid or fearful to walk in the newness of what those truths you discover may reveal, and personally affirm those choices within so that that same level of inner confidence shows up externally. Remember the more aligned and comfortable you are with yourself, the more aligned you become with others and your whole external world and how it is presented to you. Intuition is the muscle divinely given to us to exercise our trust in our inner wisdom and the road maps placed on our path to continue guiding us to our highest and best self. Thus, the more you know and trust yourself and your inner wisdom, the more comfortable you become tapping into it to ascend on your divine path and staying open to the divine guidance that comes with it.
Step 2: Be resilient and free flowing
How often have we gotten stuck in a place, time, memory, event, feeling, that caused us pain, grief, a sense of loss, or despair? By no means should you not feel the feelings when they come and reflect on the lesson that is to be learned from whatever the catalyst of the event was. However, we do a great disservice to ourselves and the great life that awaits us to unpack, and make what was supposed to be a temporary time and place, our permanent destination.
Resiliency means you are human, you experience things, and you evolve through the emotions. But being resilient means you learn to manage your emotions and your own emotional development (with the appropriate tools and resources as well as support system) and you move forth knowing that your current station is not your permanent destination. Allow yourself to remain free flowing and open to the unexpected blessings that await on the other side of walking through challenging/difficult times and coming out better and brighter and not bitter through the refinement process. Resiliency acts a lot like the neuralyzer in Men in Black. While you can’t wipe your memory of life changing, traumatic, or triggering events you can control the power they have to keep you stuck in a mental loop or stagnant and hindered by things that no longer serve you well or assist you in advancing.
Trust me, when I say there are some things that I have personally experienced that when they first occurred left me extremely vulnerable, utterly shell shocked, rocked to my core, and extremely closed off in general from the shock, pain, and disbelief they caused. But, as I reflect on them I know that they were a necessary part of my journey and provided revelations that I needed to assist me in transcending into a new chapter of my life that is filled with love, life, personal passion, fulfillment, a beautiful support system, a renewed sense and greater understanding of self, purpose, and joy. As a result I am fully equipped to manifest and manage the blessings associated with this chapter. Imagine if I had remained indefinitely closed off and apprehensive, I certainly may have missed the divine signs sent to me to connect with and receive various blessings assigned to me, because my vision was focused on protecting myself versus enjoying life and all the beauty it offers. The same holds true for us all. Remaining free flowing and resilient allows you to show up as the main character in the personal motion picture of your life and keep producing and directing your film to completion instead of pausing and replaying a scene that does not reflect the film and its purpose in its totality.
The beauty of the seasons in nature and in our own personal seasons of life is that each season prepares us for the next and gives us time to reflect, plan, and craft new ways to enjoy what those seasons may bring including being pleasantly surprised by what grows and flows when we stay open to it. Look no further than bodies of water in nature to understand that anything stagnant dies or rots, where anything that continues to move flows, grows and yields more abundance so stay encouraged in your own personal journey to remain resilient and open no matter what life may bring.
3. Believe in and operate in your own power
3. Believe and operate in your own power
A huge part of walking in your own power is believing that you have a personal level of power to begin with and knowing when and how to activate it. Confidence, faith in yourself and your divine purpose, and understanding who you are allows you walk out your own unique path and remain unbothered by distractions, challenges, or other frustrations that serve to take you off your path or keep you from ever believing that you could ever access the greatness you desire. Do you wake up one day and just decide “hey I am powerful and I can do all these amazing things that I’ve envisioned or been given the vision for” Absolutely not! However, each intentional step that you take builds the trust you need you to truly trust yourself and your process and be okay with a certain level of uncertainty, ready to wield that power in the way that you best see fit. The most powerful people do not wait for the moment of readiness or perfect circumstances to walk in their power, they just create actionable steps that lead them to the their destiny or greatness. You’ll never be 100% ready but the biggest show of power is looking fear and your insecurities in the eye and acknowledging that you have everything that you could ever need to pivot into that next step and trusting the process of how that will unfold even if that puzzle pieces you’ve been gifted take a little creativity to gracefully create the end result of a beautiful picture.
4. Manifest in momentum
Manifestation has become such a buzz word. But what exactly does manifesting look like or mean? In my personal journey towards alignment, self improvement and actualization, I’ve come to find that manifesting comes after my internal world aligns with my external world. Manifestation is all about living in the full faith that your what (whatever that what is), is already present for you in your internal world and walking as if you already have it in your external world. This means not getting caught up or bogged down by the how and when, or your own expectations associated with the how or when of you wanting it to show up. Some would argue that there is a bit of delusion that is required to suspend the belief surrounding moving beyond where you are physically, to where or what you desire mentally but that too is a part of the process of cultivating a mindset and attitude that will carry you to the next phase of what you desire to attract or align with. Often that requires you to think, feel, and move differently in ways that are foreign to you and maybe even the people, places, or things you’ve surrounded yourself with during that time. But one of my favorite quotes states ” You can’t see provision in your life until you see the vision for your life” and that has stuck with me and consistently pushes me towards further evolution and transformation.
Also during my manifestation process I am conscious of what I receive or allow to be spoken to me or over me and am cognizant of messaging and programming (both conscious and subconscious) that will either keep me stagnant or within a set of limiting beliefs or block the work mentally that I am doing. Affirmations, scripting and certainly pushing myself outside of my comfort zone both physically, mentally, and emotionally (but in safe and conducive ways of course, and that requires you check in with your intuition and have a strong sense of self and divine guidance) have also been useful tools as well as actively consuming content or material that aligns with what I am working on or manifesting. Truly this step requires dedication and mind over matter as well as intentionality because what you will find is routine, comfortability, society and it’s various programming and messaging will definitely put you through several layers of tests to see how committed you will be to your own goals and next level. However, your focus on your vision as well as remaining clear-headed, aware, and intentional will definitely keep you on the right path to enjoy the fruits of this labor.
5. Stay open to pivoting and progressing with ease
I’ve been intentionally affirming as of late that all that I desire and wish to see manifested in my life comes with ease. Do I believe that it will happen with a snap of a finger and a wave of a wand? No. I am confident though and have redirected my thoughts and attitudes towards “hard work” and ” the struggle” as I believe that anything that I am naturally purposed for and aligned with will flow seamlessly into my life with the right preparation and divine placement. When we struggle with things, it is often due to it being out of alignment or not connected to our greater purpose, talents and abilities. Thus, it really does feel grueling and difficult because it does not yield life and robs us of the energy that could be exerted towards our true callings and soul work that allow us to show up as our best and brightest selves. While effort and energy will be required and perhaps even moments of consistency and reinvention, it will feel more natural and resonate with deeper parts of you and feel less like a burden allowing you to pivot into deeper purpose and passion and progress fluidly to your next level.
6. Embrace your own essence
In a world that constantly reinforces the idea of a literal copy and paste of someone else’s journey, blueprint, personality, and essence the bravest, most authentic, and beneficial you can do on your journey to progression is to own your essence and what makes you uniquely you. It is the gifts, talents, idiosyncrasies, and quirks that you possess that infuse individual branding, style, and flavor and that personal touch that only you as an individual can bring that will differentiate you and allow divine doors and opportunities to be opened that would have remained closed if you had shown up differently or hid your true self from the world. Consider the idea that the world is as a beautiful place as it is due to differences and variety and the greatest artists, leaders, innovators, and thought leaders saw their opportunity to present their individual work as a essential addition to the tapestry of life to weave a beautiful masterpiece for change, innovation, and betterment. While you could indeed attempt to walk a similar path as someone else, how inspiring would it be for you and others near and far to see you pave a new yellow brick road so that they can see it’s possible no matter your archetype, personality, perceived failures, impediments to success, insecurities or life story? Imagine what you could create if you believed that all you and your essence present or offer, is truly enough because as quiet as it’s kept at the end of the day it truly is and the strength to operate in that truth truly propels you to the success, peace, and fulfillment you seek. No matter where you travel, who you carry with you, what you acquire, your essence is what proceeds you and what is with you every step of the way, so honor it, love it, and walk boldly in it.
7. Cocreate your own destiny
Life really is a movie and you are divinely purposed to be here. You’re the producer and director as well as the main character. With that thought in mind, your path was predestined, and while everyday won’t be a picture of perfection, staying divinely aligned allows everything to flow together in a way that is truly to your benefit. I honestly do not believe in coincidences, and I am certain that as I evaluate my life, I’ve been in co-creating the whole time unbeknownst to me at the time. God has designed my life and choices (yes even the cringe worthy ones, the ones I’m not so proud of, and the difficult ones as well as the ones filed with growth) to assist me in carrying out my divine purpose on this Earth. It is a joy to co-create this journey as God drops blessings, wisdom, people, resources, places, and various forms of provision into my personal and the larger universe to provide divine guidance from each moment to the next. I am convinced that each and every one of us is directed to live a life of impact with our individual gifts, talents, and resources and as we take each step the next step is illuminated. The co-creation begins at a divine level and extends out exponentially in everything you touch and do because when you focus on showing up as your best and most authentic self, the divine team supports you at every level. Keep your focus on showing up, showing out and authentically, living out your purpose, being intentional and watch how amazingly your destiny unfolds before you.
8. Invest in and seek out systems that support your journey
No one is an island to themselves and the best way to continue to see the continued progression on a path to overall improvement is to assess what areas support you thriving and make a conscientious effort to keep those systems in place and honor the life they breathe into you. Whether that is your social systems/networks and the support and encouragement you receive from your tribe and other like minded individuals or your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health be intentional about having systems in place to make investments into the structures that help you be your best self. Truly only you will know what this looks like on individual level, but be intentional about tapping into those various resources to keep yourself grounded and on point. Whether that’s regularly getting together with your friends to allow yourself to JUST BE , setting aside time for self care or other wellness support activities and appointments , engaging in consistent therapy and other therapeutic services, practicing spiritual rituals to keep you centered, or some combination of all of these put these measures in place so that it becomes second nature. The most successful people understand that their success is bolstered by successful and consistent systems operating efficiently and effectively and knowing when to revamp or adjust said systems to the climate or time they find themselves in to leverage them accordingly.
You never arrive at a full level of completion as you’re constantly evolving and becoming better everyday. The most imperative thing to remember is to keep putting one food right in front of the other as you ascend to each new level bit by bit trusting in your own divine process, desires and destiny.
Again thank you so much for coming on this adventure with me, and please feel free to drop me a comment or question below about your own journey to your best self as I love to hear from each and every one of you!
Be blessed, abundant, and much love, light, and power to all.