When I was about 3 years old my mom took me to have my picture taken. I had on my favorite dress, she had curled my long blonde hair using her curlers, I was wearing my perfectly shiny patten leather shoes, and I was carrying my prized possession...my beloved stuffed dog. That dog had been there with me throughout all of my life's journey thus far, so of course, he would be joining me for this monumental day.
We arrived at the "photographer's studio" which as I recall was at the back of the Big N Store, next to the toy department. I was ready and excited for my big moment. The photographer commented about how pretty I looked. I was ready for my close-up! But then, it happened...
He took away my beloved stuffed dog and handed me a brand new stuffed animal. What was he thinking? I don't know this toy...it isn't mine! I don't love it and share precious memories with it. Take it away! AND BRING ME BACK MY DOG!!!
I screamed, I cried, I asked for what I wanted, I had a full-on tantrum. Nothing worked. No matter how nice the idiot photographer tried to be, he was not getting a smile out of me. He had become the enemy. And he was not going to win this battle. My mom even took me for a little walk around the toy department to explain that they just thought the new stuffed toy would look nicer in the picture. I did not care. In the least. I. Just. Wanted. My. Dog. Back.
And I got it! When we returned to the studio I was reunited with my precious doggie, and the photographer was ready to get a bright, smiley picture of me. But you know what, I wasn't feeling very smiley...
When I look at that picture which I love so very much it reminds me of three amazing lessons from my childhood:
1. I have always held a clear vision for what I wanted to create and experience in my life.
2. I did not give up my beliefs or cave to the will of others.
3. I am not someone who is easily controlled and manipulated, and do not like being disrespected...at all.
Another thing I adore about this picture is that it is a completely honest and true reflection of how I was feeling in that moment. It may not be as cute as a bright, smiling face with a brand new stuffed animal, but that wouldn't have been a true reflection of my true self in that moment.
And so I ask you, when you look back at pictures from your childhood do you see the "real you" or do you see some other version of yourself that you don't really recognize?
The reason I ask is because I think it is important to understand that from a very early age we were taught to put on masks and act the way that others thought it was appropriate for us to act. We were taught to act in ways others wanted us to behave, and many times if we didn't, there were consequences to pay. And so we began to give up little pieces of who we were born to be, and started to adopt this other "acceptable" version of ourselves.
The problem is that one day you wake up and realize that you don't even like this person you have become, and you are EXHAUSTED from having to be who other people think you should be all the time. Sound familiar? You are not alone. This is a story I hear over and over again from my clients.
But how do you find your way back to your true self? The easy way (in my humble opinion) is by investing 8 weeks into your journey within through the Inward Bound Program. You will be given the tools, support, safe space, and guidance you need to find your way back to the Self you love and accept unconditionally.
It is time for you to reconnect to your true vision of what you want to experience, to believe in yourself, and to create a life for yourself that is a beautiful expression of who you really are. You are the only You that will ever be...and there is a sweet magnificence to that. It's time for you to shine your light in your own unique and beautiful way.
Even if that means holding on to a stinky old dog with your grumpy face on!
This year has given us the opportunity to examine up close and personally the temporary nature of the human condition. Given that you are only here for a limited time, what do you want to create/experience?
Many are experiencing fear, doubt, and limiting beliefs while others are experiencing love, confidence, and limitless possibilities. What is the difference between these two groups?
You are the "child of God" which means you are here to experience your Self as the creator, and you have FREE WILL to be able to choose what you will create. Whatever it is you focus on will grow.
Focused on this chaotic world? You are experiencing chaos. Focused on this miraculous world? You are experiencing miracles. You think you are focused on abundance but your bank account is nearing zero? Your body, emotions, and mind are not in alignment with your spirit. This happens so far below your level of awareness that you are not even conscious of how (or why) you are sabotaging yourself.
In January I will be launching the next 8-week Inward Bound Program, but before that starts I will be offering a free week long Launch Into Spiritual Enlightenment Workshop. This workshop will help you find your inner peace with a body which is relaxed, renewed, and rejuvenated, emotions that have you feeling content in every moment, and a mind that is focused on creating a life that you love. Be sure to save your seat!
Please leave a comment below saying "I'm in!" once you get on the waitlist. See you soon...
With love & light,
It is so very easy to lose track of all we have to be thankful for...especially during a year that has been filled with chaos and madness at almost every turn. But the truth is that if you were to look closely enough, you could see the gifts and lessons that have flowed to you abundantly this year.
This year I found a lump in my breast. But that lump lead to me reconnecting to my soul's purpose which is helping people reconnect to God within so that they can experience their Self as the creator of their heaven on earth. That realization lead me to create 3 amazing workshops that are helping women transform their lives and reclaim their dreams.
All because of a lump.
So it may have seemed big and scary and totally overwhelming at first but it ended up being one of the greatest gifts of my life. And I am happy to tell you that a month post surgery I am completely healed and healthy.
Please join me and comment below with the 6 words that describe what you are most grateful for this year!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week...
With love & light,
We have all been reeling for the past few months from the chaos that has ensued since the discovery of the COVID-19 virus and its horrifying escalation to a pandemic. But there is another epidemic that is threatening our well being yet nobody is talking about it. I am talking about the epidemic of anger.
You don't have to go far to see the signs of anger all around us...on the news, social media, and even in our friends and families. People are suffering on the inside and exploding on the outside. It's as if the chaos they have been carrying around within them for the past 5 months or so has reached maximum capacity and now it is coming out one way or another. For some people that may look like passive aggressive behaviors, and for others it may be complete meltdowns. No matter what it may look like for you, there is actually some good news here: your anger is not here to destroy you, it is here to help you.
Help me...? What? Have you lost your F@#%ing mind? No, I assure you I haven't. Your anger is actually trying to empower you to take control and make some necessary changes in your life. Let me explain...
Anger is simply trying to show you where your body, emotions, and mind are out of alignment with your spirit. Change is necessary! It is time to get back into alignment with the truth of who you are and to start focusing on what you DO want to create and be experiencing.
So many people these days are focused on only the things that they are unhappy about and they spend all of their time thinking about it, complaining about it, discussing it with like-minded friends, and allowing the very thing that makes them miserable to be the focus of their life. They are literally choosing to be unhappy by only focusing on what makes them unhappy.
The truth is the only way to make yourself happy is to focus on your happiness with that same fortitude and commitment. Think about it, daydream about it, brainstorm with loved ones about it, and allow the very thing that brings you joy and happiness to be the focus of your life. When you do this, you will be amazed at how quickly your life will begin to change before your very eyes.
With love & light,
Maybe it's because we have been locked up together for the past couple of months, or maybe it's because there are several planets retrograde at the moment...but whatever the reason, many of us have been experiencing breakdowns in our relationships. Not just little breakdowns mind you, but HUGE ones!
"I think we may end up getting a divorce when this is all said and done."
"I can't take one more minute of this! She is driving me crazy!"
"Why can't he just talk things over with me like a normal person?"
Sound familiar...? If not, count yourself as one of the lucky ones and/or single ones. But for those not-so-lucky ones, the struggle is real.
Part of the problem is that we just don't know how to communicate with each other. We may have tried to talk about things in the past but it ended up turning into a fight so now we don't even bother trying.
What if I was to tell you that with a simple change of perspective that you and your partner could be resolving issues like nobody's business?!? Today's video promises to give you the new perspective that you need...
So what do you think? Easy, right? I hope this video inspires you to sit down together and talk through the issues so you can find your way back to peace and love with each other.
And if you should need more personalized support, you can always schedule a Holistic Therapy Session with me to help you work through any fears, doubts or limiting beliefs that may be getting in your way.
Please share your experiences after you give the process a go. We'd love to celebrate your successes with you!
With love & light,
One of the hardest questions I ever have to answer is "What do you do?" You would think that at my age I would have my snappy "elevator pitch" all lined up and ready to go which would sound a little something like this...
I help people achieve their goals and dreams by nurturing their Spirit. I inspire, educate, and empower them to believe in their Self so that they can live their life to the fullest. And I do all that by combining my experience as a Naturopathic Doctor, Personal Growth & Development Trainer, EnergyWorker and as a Life Coach to help my clients reach the goals they have set for themselves.
But even that doesn't come close to what I really do. I've even tried asking my friends and clients for feedback on why they come to me. Their answers make it even more confusing...
See what I mean? My clients experience all sorts of varied results, so how am I supposed to create a cookie-cutter response to the What Do You Do question...?
What I have come to realize is that over all of these many years that I have been doing "my" work, that my greatest prayer has been answered. When I was young I would pray every day to be used by God as an instrument of healing...and that is exactly what I witness every day in my sessions with my clients. I get to see them heal physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, financially, in their relationships, through their work, and in the level of joy they are experiencing in their lives.
And now for my confession...
I must confess that in my sessions I am not "doing" anything. I simply show up with the intention of helping, and my clients show up with the intention of healing, and God does the rest. Which is probably why my clients experience so many "miracles". You know the old saying...Whenever two or more are gathered in my name there am I with them (Matthew 18:20). I simply help people access their innate connection to God so that they can heal their lives.
I have always had the ability to see the very best in people, even when they are having difficulty seeing it in themself. I have also always had the ability to "receive higher guidance" in order to help people move forward from where they are to where they want to be with grace and ease. I love people deeply and want nothing more than to see them succeed and be happy. And helping them do that gives me incredible fulfillment.
A perfect example is my client "Nancy" who was a 26 year old elementary teacher who came to me because she had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and her doctors had all told her there was nothing they could do, and that she needed to get her things in order. She was scared and angry but she was not ready to die, so when a friend had mentioned me to her she made an appointment. She had a clear vision of what her life was going to look like on the other side of cancer and in our sessions together she received clear guidance on what she needed to do in order to heal herself so that she could make that vision her reality, and she did! About 8 months after we started working together she went back to visit her doctor (who was shocked to see she was still alive) and the only thing her doctor could say was that they must have misdiagnosed her. The truth is that they simply underestimated the power that she had within herself to heal. To this day there is nothing I enjoy more than receiving updates from Nancy about her happy life she is enjoying with her husband and kids, and knowing the amazing difference she is making in the life of her students.
What can a Life Coach do for you?
A Life Coach can help you get from where you are to where you want to be in your life. Just keep in mind that the only thing that limits your possibilities with your coach is your coach's own limiting beliefs...so pick someone who absolutely believes in you, and that has helped other people accomplish the same types of goals you have set for yourself.
As for me, I am just grateful that I get to continue to be an instrument of healing. I am currently working on an online course that I will be bringing to you for free in the very near future. All you have to do to make sure that you are among the first to have an opportunity to join the Launch Into Spiritual Enlightenment Workshop is to join the waitlist now!
It has certainly been the beginning of a fascinating year! It seems like people's anger levels and intolerance's are reaching an all time high. It got me wondering to my Self...what in heaven's name is going on here??? So I started doing a little research (of course!) and I found some interesting information from the astrology world.
For the last few weeks several planets have been creating a Grand Cross in the sky which means different energy patterns have quite literally been "squaring off". That explains why we have been seeing the same thing happening between people everywhere we look. And this Grand Cross is also helping to bring to a close what we started back in 2008. That helps explain why this election year seems way more volatile than any I remember in the past.
The real question is...what does this mean to you? Are you noticing your intolerances being flushed up, and when they do, how are you choosing to deal with it? By reacting with judgement and hatred, OR proactively choosing to love and accept that which you do not understand?
And what were you beginning in 2008? Did you fulfill what you had envisioned, or do you still have work to complete?
For me 2008 was the time when I began to own my talents as a teacher and healer. This morning in my journal I realized that I am complete with that dharma, and am ready to move on to my next journey as an author/speaker. I'm not even sure what that means...but I do know that it fills my heart with blissful anticipation of what is to come.
Take some time this weekend to do a little inner reflection. Imagine how different the world would be if everyone was living a life they loved. That's the vision I'll be holding for you.
And promise me you won't put off doing your inner work! You deserve to be living the life of your dreams. As the old saying goes, "If not now, when?"
With love & light,
Have you ever found yourself uninspired? Or worse yet, trudging aimlessly through life trying to make the best of a bad situation? I'm sure you probably have at one point or another.
Recently I found myself in that very state, and I must confess it was less than pleasant. Luckily for me the universe lead me to this awesome video. It was an absolute game changer for me, and so I wanted to share it with you. Please take the time to watch it, and if you can't do it right now, bookmark this page and set a reminder for yourself to come back to it when you have 20 minutes to spare. You'll be grateful you did!
I give you the ever brilliant Simon Sinek...enjoy!
Finding your why can be a daunting task. It was for me. After three weeks of struggling I finally found my "Why": to create soulful connections so that we can uplift each other to the highest possibility.
If you don't have the time or energy to spend three weeks (or longer) searching, I can help you discover your why in a fabulous process that only takes about 7 to 10 hours. In this interactive, online, video-led course, Simon Sinek guides you step-by-step through his Why Discovery process, and I will work with you as your partner to help you articulate your why.
Sound awesome? It is! Want more info? Contact me. Ready to get started? Click here.
Now for this week's challenge...
Please share below the one thing that really stuck out for you in this video. Unless you know your why, in which case Start with Why. :-)
With love & light,
It's been a very difficult month for me. Watching someone I care deeply for lose himself to his addiction has been devastating. I feel like my heart has been broken into a million pieces. Seeing the sweetest, most tender and loving man I have ever known turn into this dark, twisty, and self destructive being has made me question everything.
But then I saw this video, and things began to make sense. So I watched it again, and it made even more sense. Then I shared it with some of my friends and it made sense to them too.
"Well worth the 15 minutes of my day.
Today I want to share it with you...
We are all addicts. Some of us are addicted to meditation, while others are addicted to drugs or alcohol. They are both symptoms of the same underlying cause...our society has become so disconnected that people are feeling increasingly isolated. Many people feel that they are "not able to bare to be present to their lives".
Addiction = Bonding
I loved the experiment with Rat Park. It is probably why I have spent my life creating my own little heaven on earth, and teaching others how to take responsibility for creating their own. Living in a beautiful environment, surrounded by people we love is the key. This video made me aware of how important it is for us all to remember how important our connection to each other really is!
This week's challenge is to expand your "Rat Park". Find a group of people you love and admire, who lift you up and love you for the amazing person you are, and spend time with them. If you don't know of any, create your own! Or join us tomorrow night for the Reiki Healing Circle.
I am contemplating putting together a monthly series of classes, for people who are committed to their personal growth and development, to come together to learn and share their love & knowledge. If you are interested, please let me know. I think it would be an awesome way for us to stay connected.
Please share this information with others. Thanks so much...
With love & light,
Over the past 15 years since I first started practicing Reiki, I have witnessed countless healings on myself and others.
In this short video, I would like to introduce you to three of the many blessings that I have received from Reiki so that you may better understand what is available to you through this ancient healing modality.
If this is something that resonates with you please schedule a session to experience a session for yourself. Or if it really calls to you, reserve a seat for our next certification class.
Keli Ackroyd inspires, educates, and empowers all people to believe in themselves, and to live life to the fullest!
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