I have always believed that if everyone in the world was being valued for what they love to do, we would be experiencing heaven on earth. Think about it...Adolph Hitler was an artist, until that fateful day that someone told him he wasn't good enough to be accepted into art school. Just think how the world may have been different if only someone had inspired him to follow his dream.
I was talking to someone on the phone the other day, and he said, "I hate having to go into work everyday, but you know how that is." And I had to confess that I didn't...I had no idea. For my entire life I have only worked at things I love and enjoy. When it stops being joyful, I move on to my what's next. That also explains why I have been self employed for the majority of the past 15 years.
I love witnessing miracles, and as a Holistic Wellness Coach I get to see miracles everyday. My clients are creating abundant wealth in their work, health, love, and fulfillment of purpose. It's such an honor and privilege to walk with them through the process from creating a vision to living their dream.
What about you? Do you love what you do? If you won the lottery tomorrow, would you still be doing it? And if not, what would you be doing...?
Please share below. I'd love to hear from you!
With love & light,
Someone just cut ahead of you in traffic, you ask a friend for a simple answer and they take you on a wild pony ride and never answer the question, you send a text and never get a response...you feel the blood begin to boil, the mind begin to race, and notice you are now present to the emotion of FRUSTRATION! But how did this happen...? Well, let's take a closer look.
It all starts with our perspective. We either know ourselves to be human beings, spiritual beings, or spiritual beings having a human experience.
Humans experience the traffic situation as a personal afront...a competition in which they are unwilling to lose. Spiritual beings know not what traffic is, as in the heaven realm there are no vehicles, although they adore the flow of moving with grace and ease. Spiritual beings having a human experience allow what is, knowing that if it is happening (what is) then it is a gift for them, and an opportunity to share their love & light.
We become frustrated when we choose to look at a situation from the human perspective of our ego/judgments because our ego likes to think it knows better than God. As Spirit we know that God is All That Is, and Love is all that is real, and that everything is happening is an opportunity for us to extend love to others. As spiritual beings having a human experience we know that every moment simply gives us an opportunity to choose love or fear...it is happening for us, not to us.
Perhaps that car cut us off to save us from being in an accident further up the road, or maybe to just give us the opportunity to slow down and enjoy the beautiful day. Remember, if it's happening for you then that means there is a gift in it for you. The question is...can you see it?
Life is filled with blessings and miracles. Those of us that are in the habit of looking for them, being thankful for them, and acknowledging the Source of them with love, get to witness them on an ongoing basis.
Those who are in the habit of seeing all the pain and suffering in the world spend most of their time feeling hurt or angry about it, while trying to figure out who's to blame for the whole mess. In the process they are creating their own suffering!
I'm not suggesting that we stick our heads in the sand, but I am saying that it is up to us to BE the change we want to see in the world...
The world I want to see is heaven on earth, filled with blessings and miracles, and everyone enjoying peace, love, enlightenment, and Oneness. So that is what I practice BEING every day. Some days it is easier than others, but every day I am becoming more peaceful, loving, enlightened, and at one with all that is...which feels quite heavenly to me.
What is the change you want to see in the world? And what ways of being can you practice that will lead you out of frustration, and towards your heaven on earth? Please share below...I'd love to hear your thoughts.
With love & light,
We all have this incredible "inner sparkle" that is the light shining through us in our own unique and delightful way. It's as if we are each a prism, and love flows through us showing up as all the beauty in the world. And you are beautiful!
Today I invite you to take time to go within and connect to that inner light, and then go out into the world and let it shine. And if by chance you should encounter someone who has lost their sparkle, shine your love and light on them by reminding them that they are beautiful too.
Please like and share this message with your friends, and together we will create a beautiful day!
With love & light...
"I've had a lot of bad luck lately." We've all been there, and it sure does stink when you're in the middle of it. But just like anything, our stream of bad luck has a beginning, a middle, and (thankfully) an end. Most of us have never taken the time to analyze the cycle of "bad luck", but if you take a closer look you will gain some valuable insights.
How Does "Bad Luck" Begin?
Just like everything else that we create, bad luck begins with a vision. When we envision the worst case scenario, we are actually beginning the cycle of bad luck.
Here's an example... Three people are diagnosed with the same type of cancer. One of them envisions them self healing the cancer and going on in their life to travel the world, sharing their love & knowledge to help lift the consciousness of mankind. Another sees them self surviving, no matter how badly the cancer attempts to ravage their physical body. And the third worries that people with this type of cancer usually die within a year. Guess what happens? One is living their dream, one is suffering with cancer, and one is in heaven. I'm sure you know which is which.
The point is that we are each creating the outcome we desire (or DON'T desire) based on the thoughts we are focused upon in this moment. So bad luck is not something that happens to us...we created it with our own "stinkin' thinkin' ".
Why Does "Bad Luck" Continue?
We've all had a similar experience... Your alarm doesn't go off so you wake up late, you trip over the dog and drop your coffee cup making a huge mess, you finally clean it up, run out the door to work, and you find your car has a flat tire!!!
And then it happens! You ask the ONE question that determines if the bad luck continues or ends:
"SERIOUSLY?...what could possibly go wrong next???"
ARGH!!! That is the very thought that invites in the next stream of bad luck to sweep in and wreak havoc on your day. Soooo...
How Do I Bring "Bad Luck" to an End?
Remember that whatever it is you ask for, the universe will deliver it to you. One of the most valuable lessons we can learn is to become proactive. Instead of reacting to what has already happened, proactively choose in this moment what you want to have happen next...and ask the universe for that. Let "What is the next best step I can take towards the outcome desire?" become your mantra, and you will bring the cycle of bad luck to an end.
You are the creator of your own good luck and bad luck. The secret is staying focused on the outcome you desire, and the best way to do that is by taking action.
So what is one action you can take towards the outcome you desire today? Start by declaring it below to start the cycle of good luck for yourself, and have an amazing day!
With love & light,
When I was younger I really enjoyed working in customer service... No, actually I LOVED it! Not only did I love it, but I was great at it.
Today I want to share with you the 3 Secrets I learned from being a customer service superstar, and how you can use them to make your business (and relationships!) much happier and healthier.
What is customer service anyway? Well great customer service is about serving others. Making sure that the people in your life are not only getting their expectations met, but enjoying their experience with you.
How do we do that? By giving more than they expect! The only way to do that is through effective communication.
Let's be honest...most businesses don't do that. But it is the best way I know of to prevent customer service issues.
If you were to apply this concept to your relationships and give more than is expected, you will find much more love and happiness within them.
Remember that our goals are to have their expectations met (or hopefully surpassed), and for them to enjoy their experience with you. But what if they didn't...?
Let's say a customer calls to complain. That was always my favorite part of working for someone else because it gave me the opportunity to a.) learn something new about what wasn't working for us, and b.) immediately make a correction and rectify the customers experience.
Here's an example: (voice recording)
As you heard, I didn't try to defend...but instead became her ally. By seeing things from other's point of view we learn, and can see what needs to be done to correct the problem.
Just think of how all of your relationships could be different if only you could give up the need to defend! When we become more concerned with making life better for others than we are with defending how and why we failed others, we will create the relationships and business of our dreams.
The final secret to great customer service is to remember that it's not happening to you, it is happening FOR you to learn and grow. Customer feedback is imperative for your growth as a business owner. We need to hear from the people we serve about what they love about us so we can expand on it, and we also need to hear about how we failed them so that we can make corrections.
"A good man learns from his mistakes, but a great man corrects them." -Unknown
Secret #1: Give more than they expect
Secret #2: Be your customers ally
Secret #3: Learn from and correct your mistakes
Which of these are you going to focus on implementing in your business and/or relationships? I'd love to hear, so please share below your thoughts and insights.
With love & light,
This morning I am pondering the evolution of my healing practice over the past 25 years, and I am humbled by all of the miracles I have witnessed over the years. It occurs to me that there is a very clear pattern in the creation of miracles that I would like to share with you.
1. Creating a clear vision of the outcome you desire. Use all of your senses to bring that vision clearly to the mind's eye...know how it will look, smell, sound, taste, and feel!
2. Make a clear action plan of what you need to do to make that vision come to life. Break it down into easily doable baby steps that you can accomplish every day.
3. DO IT! Take action based on the vision you are committed to creating. Acknowledge and release any and all fears that may come up to try and distract you.
4. Review your results. Celebrate your successes, learn from your failures, and correct your mistakes.
Now let me give you an example of how this can work for you, and we will use a Holistic Coaching Session as a reference.
Do you have something specific that you want...whether it is something physical like more energy, less body fat, or to cure cancer. Or it might be something to do with your work like creating your dream business or earning more money doing something you love? Or it might even be a new relationship, or to connect to your soul's purpose. Just pick something...anything.
You would then schedule your complimentary Holistic Coaching Consultation. In our session I will help you put in place an ACTION PLAN to follow which will align your body, emotions, and mind with your vision so that you can create the result you want.
Then when you leave and one of two things will happen... You will either DO IT, or not. Over the years I have seen many clients leave inspired and educated, ready to make things happen. They are empowered by their vision and begin to take the steps that they commit to in their action plan. And then something happens...LIFE! They get distracted by a thought, an emotion, or a physical issue, and before you know it they have completely forgotten about our plan.
Which is why the most important step (yes, possibly even more important than taking action) that only the most successfully committed people follow through with is the REVIEW. There is only one reason that people don't complete this step: Fear. It is usually the biggest culprit here because most people are uncomfortable sharing their results with other people because they are afraid of being judged. Interestingly enough it is their own self judgement that is keeping them from being able to breakthrough limiting beliefs and sabotaging thoughts so that they can experience fulfillment of their vision.
My most successful clients are the ones that use me as a resource. They communicate to me what is working, and what isn't working with complete honesty and authenticity. They know that my job is to help them succeed, and if they aren't creating the results that they want...then there is still work to do.
I'm here...let's do this!
With love & light,
Keli Ackroyd inspires, educates, and empowers all people to believe in themselves and to live life to the fullest!
If you have ever played a sport or participated in a team venture of any kind, then you know how valuable a coach can be. Coaches help us to stay on task, keep focused on the goal, and keep taking baby steps every day towards our dreams.
At the beginning of the year many people made goals, envisioned outcomes, or created dream boards of what they wanted to experience in their lives. The sad news is that we are six weeks in, and many people have already forgotten about those dreams and have found themselves back in the drudgery of day to day life. Or worse yet...some people didn't even bother making resolutions because they don't want to feel the disappointment of failure again.
So they take on the "wait and see" attitude. You've heard it before..."I'm just going to wait and see what happens." "We'll see." Or my favorite, "I'm just waiting for God to tell me what to do." I can tell you from experience, God isn't going to tell you what to do. He gave us free will, and is waiting for us to tell Him what we want! You have to name it to claim it.
We are here to experience ourselves as the creators of our own little piece of heaven on earth. And when we are actively caught up in the cycle of creation, we are vibrantly full of life. Have you ever been so enveloped by what you were doing that you lost track of time and space? That's what I am talking about...being so present in the moment that it's pure bliss!
So how do you know if you need a coach?
A coach will help you get clear about what you want, create a plan with you about how you can achieve it, and hold you accountable to stay in action so that you can actually make it happen! I realized recently that there are two kinds of people in the world...
There are those that make things happen,
And there are those who will wait and see.
Which are You???
It's time for you to make things happen, so take action right now and schedule a Life Coaching session. This one hour investment will be the catalyst for change you've been waiting for.
Please share below something you would like to create for yourself this year. It's not too late to make 2015 the year your dreams come true. You can do this. I believe in you.
With love & light,
Keli Ackroyd inspires, educates, and empowers people to believe in themselves, and to live life to the fullest!