Month: September 2010

Impossible…Is That Even Real?

I read a quote on a blog by Joel Runyon.  His blog is all about doing the “impossible.”  It’s a really great read.

Now, back to that quote….

“Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.” – G. M. Trevelyan

It’s interesting to ponder this.  How often do we do this?  How often was this done to us?!  How often is this still done to us?!

And the intentions are usually pure.  People are just trying to protect us…they don’t desire for us to experience disappointment or failure (whatever *that* is).  Shouldn’t it be our choice whether we would like to fail miserably?

Would it actually be failure?  What is failure anyway?

Back to the Impossible

What does that mean?  Really.  Does it only mean that no one has done it?  Or that no one has tried?  Does it refer to a lack of knowing if it can happen?

The dictionary defines impossible as “unable to be, exist, happen.”

But what does that mean?

Making “Impossible” Happen

Have you ever noticed that it only takes one person, who is willing to do something, to accomplish that which is impossible?

Prior to 1954, people thought it was impossible to run a mile in under 4 minutes.  Then one man made it happen on May 6, 1954, when he ran a mile in 3:59.4!  Impossible?

At one time, people looked up at the moon and thought that no one could ever get there…it was impossible.  Then on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong made it happen when he stepped out of the landing craft and onto the surface of the moon.  Unable to happen?

What have you decided and judged as impossible that if you would destroy and uncreate that decision would open up a whole new world of infinite possibilities to you?

What is possible to you and your life and living if you let go of impossible?

Don’t be shy! Tell me. What can be possible for you?

Much gratitude,
Sarah

All of life comes to us with ease, joy and glory!

You Are the Sky

On this beautiful planet, we have all types of weather…from mild, gentle rains to torrential downpours and earthquakes or hurricanes.  Different parts of the planet experience different weather patterns.  Where I live, I have no need to worry about a tsunami.  Where my parents live, there is little concern over experiencing blizzard conditions.

Weather is all around us, all the time.

When we are down here on the planet, it is easy to be intimidated by bad weather conditions.  It is natural to be intimidated by a tornado coming at your house or something similar.  People have been killed by tornadoes.

The Sky

The sky is not intimidated by the weather.  The sky is unaffected by the weather.  Weather moves in and out.

The sky has no point of view.  It does not say to itself, “Sky, now that there’s a tornado out there, I am not the same that I was before.  That tornado changed who I am.”

No.  The sky doesn’t say that.  The sky allows the weather to move in, move through and continue on its journey.

You Are the Sky

Troublesome times may come into your life.  And it can be easy in the midst of adversity to forget who we are…to forget how wonderful and amazing we are.  It can be easy to feel small and insignificant in the midst of the storm.

But if you can remember, in the middle of the storm, that you are the sky.  If you can remember to allow the storm to move in and through and continue on its journey…if you can just know that you are the sky…you can choose from a completely different place what next step to take.

You are not small and feeble on the planet.

You Are Potent Beyond Measure

So, what can you institute each day and every day to allow yourself to know that you are the sky?

Much gratitude!
Sarah

All of Life Comes to Me with Ease, Joy & Glory!

On Purpose

I was introduced to a new idea this week.  Well, not actually a new idea, but it was presented in such a way that it hit as being “new.”

I’d like to say that you may get to a certain point here & really not desire to read any further.  But I promise you that if you read through to the end, you could get something that may just change the entire trajectory of your life…for the better.  So, even if you hate me or want to kill me, please read to the end.  Don’t leave yourself in that bad place.

Here we go…..

Dreams

In life, we all have dreams.  We all have those things that we desire to do before our time on this amazing planet is up.  There is this list of items that “when I grow up, I’d like to….” that we all have.

Some have given up on this list.

Some are still in pursuit of it, but feel that it’s always just out of reach.

How about you?!  Are you still out there, going for your dreams?  Have you given up?  Either response is fine here.  Here, it is OK and completely allowed if you say, “I’ve just given up.  There’s no hope.”  It’s OK to say, “I feel like it’s never gonna happen.  It’s right out there & I just can’t get to it.”  It’s all OK.  It’s all welcome!

Priorities

Each day we all have priorities.  Those things on which we place our focus or attention.  What are your priorities?  Look at where you spend the bulk of your time and energy.  What are those things?  Your top 5?  Go ahead…I’ll wait.  Get a piece of paper and pen & write down the 5 things that, right now, in this week, take the bulk of your time and attention.

For me, getting my children taken care of and house stuff tends to be near the top of my list.  Also, work is on the list.  My number 1 priority, at this point in my life, is the continual and conscious growth and development of me.  It’s the one thing I put the most attention on.  Riding my horse is on the list, although it’s near the bottom and sometimes gets bumped right off, sadly.  Making money…definitely on the list…pretty high up there.

Dreams and Priorities

If your priorities are not in line with your dreams, those dreams will always be just out of reach.  I’m sorry.  But it is true.

For example….

I would like to show my horse.  It’s been a dream of mine for he and I to rise through the levels of dressage and strut our stuff together in the arena.  It would be great fun to show the world what we are capable of (or at least the state of MN, if not the world).  And yet, riding my horse is not a top priority.  As I stated above, it sometimes gets bumped right off the list altogether.

So, bearing that in mind, do I truly have a snowball’s chance in hell of ever showing my horse?  Really?

The answer is NO!

In order to show and do well and advance, I must get out there and ride.  Yet, it is not a priority.

Now are you seeing it?

Can you see that if the thing that you say you desire most is not on your list of priorities, it will always be just out of reach?  It will always be a dream?

Can you see that if it’s not on my priority list to ride my horse, I am just kidding myself that we will ever get to a show and advance through the levels??  I am totally kidding myself!!  It’s not on my priority list..it’s never gonna happen!!

I won’t leave you here!

I know, right now you may be feeling a bit like you wanna kill me.  Or that you hate me.  Or that I’m dead wrong.

I promise, I am giving you a way out of this!

The way out…

The first step is seeing what your actual priorities are versus what you would like them to be.  Seeing where you actually spend your time and attention.

Because once you look at it, you can make another choice!

Then look at your dream list.  Pick the top thing on your dream list that you’d like to set in motion.  Google a bullseye/target, print it off, and place this item…either printed words or a picture…in the center.  This is your target!

Now, what steps are required to get you to that target?  What daily actions are necessary to get you on target every single day?

Using my example, with ‘showing dressage’ as my target, what steps are required to get me there?  Riding at least 5 days a week.  Lessons and/or training for Major and I.  And eventually, some show accessories…jacket, new bridle, etc.  What else?  (I’m sure there’s more, but this is a start.)

ASK…

What can I institute, create and generate today that will bring me on target?

What small step can I take today to bring me closer to my target of _______?

*Before bed*  What can I let go of tonight that will allow me to change, choose and institute everything I desire in my life/living/bank account/business/(insert target here) with total ease?

Hint:  Asking these questions will bring into your mind and awareness what is necessary to bring you closer to your dreams.

Get your priorities in line with your dreams.

Live your life on purpose!  Each morning when you rise, do those things which bring you closer to your target.  Be on purpose every single day.

When faced with a task, ask:  Will this bring me closer to my target?  If the answer is “no” then why would you choose it??????

Today, I am getting my priorities and dreams back in sync.  I’m heading to the barn for a ride.  Major may fall down in shock to see me there, but I am going!

What will you do today to get on purpose with your dreams and targets?  I’d love to hear from you!

Much gratitude,
Sarah

All of life comes to me with ease, joy and glory!

Which Are You?

In life there are mostly two types of people who show up….

Tiggers…

…and Eeyores

I always liked Eeyore!

It sounds odd, but his glum was kind of cute.  And it always felt a bit like he wasn’t really sad, he just pretended to be sad.

I really liked Eeyore’s heart.  He has a great heart!  His love and compassion are evident…his caring nature toward his friends.

I love Tigger!

He sings:

The wonderful thing about tiggers
Is tiggers are wonderful things!
Their tops are made out of rubber
Their bottoms are made out of springs!
They’re bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy
Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!
But the most wonderful thing about tiggers is
I’m the only one!

Tigger is exuberant!  He drives Rabbit crazy with his bouncing.  He is FUN!

Which Are You??  Tigger?  Or Eeyore?

I suppose I’m a little of both.  I have the caring and kindness of Eeyore….but outside of that, I’m ALL Tigger!  I’m fun, fun, fun, fun, fun…and I’m the only one!

The Only One…

Yes.  I’m the only ME there is.  No one else is like me.  No one contributes what I can contribute.  No one chooses exactly what I choose.  I am ME and I’m the only ME there is!

How ‘Bout You??

I’d love to hear from you!  Are you Tigger or Eeyore?  Are you happy in your choosing or would you like a different choice?  Are you stuck on how to choose something else?  Talk to me!

Much Gratitude,
Sarah

All of Life Comes to Me with Ease, Joy and Glory!

Fun!

My desire is to facilitate anyone who chooses to read these posts in opening up to a new possibility in life….or to open up to many new possibilities!  There are infinite possibilities available in each and every circumstance and I’d like to cause people to sit up & think…”Huh. I never thought of *that* before.”

What is generation?

Thefreedictionary.com defines generation as a “coming into being.”

It also talks about the type of generations like “baby boomers” and “generation X”…but that’s not quite what I’m talking about here.

I’m referring to bringing something into being.

Generating As Fun

Generating can be quite fun, right?

A new book.  A song.  Even generating some item…clothes or a car.  It’s quite fun.

Generating From Fun

What if you could actually generate everything you desire in life *from* fun??

What if the more you played and did things that are fun for you, the more you generated everything you desire in life?

And what if generating from fun actually made generating more easy?  (I’ll wait while you get up from the floor.)

What ARE You Talking About, Sarah?!

What I am referring to here is the idea that the more you step into being you and being and doing the things that are fun for you, the more generative your life becomes.  To the point of almost being on autopilot.

Here’s an example:

This summer, I had LOTS of fun.  I took the kids to the park and the pool and we went for walks and played silly games and snuggled.  We took the dogs to the dog park.  We spent some time riding our horse.  We played….a lot.  And in the course of all that play, my business grew with no effort on my part and money flowed easily.  (Isn’t that interesting?)

Then there was a month, where in a moment of semi-panic, I lost sight of fun.  I didn’t have much fun at all.  I was too busy trying to make something happen in my life and I didn’t have time for fun.  And everything STOPPED.  I generated zero new business.  And the money flow all but dried up.  (Isn’t *that* interesting?!)

When I became aware of what had occurred…of what I was choosing and what I was not choosing…and I chose to go back to having fun, everything flowed easily again and the thing that I had been trying to make happen fell perfectly into place with no effort on my part.

Seriously.  I would not lie to you.  It did.

So…What Would You Like To Choose?

Effortless generation?  Or lots of effort with little generation?

Everything that doesn’t allow you to choose effortless generation and everything that gets in the way of you knowing, deep in your gut, that effortless generation is possible, will you let that all go?

Have Fun Generating From Fun!

Much Gratitude,
Sarah

All of Life Comes To Me With Ease, Joy and Glory!

You are all kinds of Awesomeness!!!

Really.

You’re not as f****d up as you think you are!

You’re wonderful and amazing and magical and all kinds of awesomeness!!  Really.  I mean it.

Here’s a video for you full of people who thought they were screwed up…people who were told they weren’t good enough…people who were told they were screwed up….

Were they???

You be the judge.

View video

Much Gratitude,
Sarah

Ch-Ch-Changes

They’re coming.  Some are already here.  Others are on their way.

After a summer spent “being” and not so much “doing,” I am aware that this blog requires a little revision.   I will leave the old posts, random and wonderful as they are…who knows?!  They may contribute to someone at some point.  How does it get better than that?!

And I will be making some changes.  I’m looking forward to the new adventure!  What else is possible?!?