It’s my turn. I want to out myself.
Here it goes!
I am an optimist, my glass is half full, not empty, and I stand for the real estate of JOY.
(Meaning, I want to spread joy and inspire others to embrace their own joy. So much of of our emotional bandwidth is used up by stress, fear, anxiety that the more positive emotions become sidelined and with more frequency becoming ever rare.)
I am easily delighted, ready to giggle, would rather laugh than be skeptical.
I have no desire to wait for people to deserve my love or good intentions.
Everybody is in. It’s just easier.
I know that it serves no purpose to hold back on love or kindness or thoughtfulness. Just like the buds on the trees and bulbs in the ground our joy is waiting to burst forth – so why stop it?
There are within all of us voices of joy, play, gladness – words and exclamations just under the surface of our daily heartbeats.
Can you summon them? Can you feel the rush of excitement within you?
Could you, …would you choose to let out your lightness of being without cause or reason?
Don’t you want to out your joy, your smile? Don’t linger for another moment, come on OUT.
We can be a joyful, caring, loving sorts; easy to be around, filled with light and smiles. And, when we are, it opens new horizons for our hearts. YUM.
Sending you joy!
Come hang out with us on Facebook and OUT YOURSELF.
Here’s a love note from, Bob Marley. He was OUT. I just LOVE it.
“When the morning gathers the rainbow
Want you to know I’m a rainbow too.”
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I am not talking about speaking up to the “bad” that happens in the world (of course, there are plenty of reasons to do that), but to the bad that happens on the inside, in our minds.
I’m pretty sure, fear, in the form of negative self-talk or criticism filters each day’s experience of most people.
It isn’t the scared-to-leave-the-house kind of fear, or fear of spiders, or of being attacked.
No, it is in some ways a worse kind of fear - a fear so merged with everyday thoughts, feelings and actions that it is almost invisible to us.
Most of us live with these fears, muttering their warnings and restrictions:
- ”Who do you think you are?”
- “Don’t speak up – you’ll get hurt.”
- “No one likes you – you don’t belong.”
Malignant when you think about it.
We hear these fears on the periphery and carry on with the day; rarely challenging them head on. We do not speak up against these fears or question their veracity.
The problem here is that we have not been taught to not believe everything (negative and positive) we hear inside. We have not learned, or practiced applying critical thinking to the doubt-spewing, possibility paralyzing thoughts that dwell within the bony walls of our craniums.
What would it be like to engage with these voices that shut us down? I thought I would share some of my responses and offer some attitude shifts to deal with the fears above.
Who do you think you are?
(This is such a classic. Have you said it to yourself? It used to show up very regularly in my thoughts until I began to challenge it. Now, it knows better).
Response: “I’m (name) and I am a good-hearted person” State your name and a particular quality that you appreciate about yourself, stand tall within yourself and see what happens to the fear. Say it again and mean it. Do it a few more times. Does the fear step back? We have to learn to reclaim these places in ourselves that we have given over to doubt/worry/fear and make them our own playgrounds.
Don’t speak up – you’ll get hurt
Response: “I am going to speak up because what I have to say is important for me to share with others. I feel good about myself when I share.” Addressing the issue the fear is using to keep you in bondage will help to create more space and insight for you. Would you really get hurt if you expressed yourself? Answer this honestly and objectively. People may not agree with you, or meet your expectations of an outcome, but that is not enough reason to conclude that you shouldn’t speak up.
No one likes you – you don’t belong.
Response: “Nice try, Fear! I am loved by many and I belong right here, right now. I belong to the whole and can never be apart from the whole.” Feeling invisible or not being worthy to be liked or be included are big fears. We all want to feel belonging because it makes us feel safe and being an outsider can feel scary. So, this is an especially important fear to face head on. Yes, there are times when we feel alone, disconnected and unloved and those are the times to take a step back and see who is feeding you the script that says you are alone, disconnected and unloved? That fear needs to be challenged and taken to task.
We could spend a whole lifetime in lockdown, ruled by anxieties and inner oppression of our self expression. But we don’t have to; we can choose new scripts in which we address ourselves with kind voices and align ourselves with the good stuff in our hearts.
Now think how different the world would appear if we switched these inner conversations for more positive ones. What are your most common negative thoughts/fears that you would like to challenge? What would change if you replaced these old scripts?
Share your thoughts with us and, if you like this post, please feel free to share with others and don’t forget to like us on FB. Cheers.
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Chris Griscom is an extraordinary teacher, visionary and healer. I first met Chris through her book “Ecstasy Is a New Frequency” back in 1991. I was immediately drawn by her loving clear voice. Her words invited me to open the doors of perception not through drugs or spiritual gimmicks but rather through my own knowing/consciousness.
I was so impressed by the results and healing that within a year I had enrolled into the 4 year College of Divinity program at the Nizhoni School for Global Consciousness.
In this interview with Chris Griscom, founder of The Light Institute and the Nizhoni School for Global Consciousness, we dive in deep. We explore subjects such as: the evolution of consciousness, new templates of education, inner voice, dreams of flying, nano technology and what her visions of the future are.
Her light and exuberant energy are palpable as she teaches the absolute simplicity and beauty of our consciousness being the tool for success and love in life. You’ll have to watch this interview multiple times to catch all the wisdom she radiates.
If you’re ready to be nourished, inspired and feel the warmth of her light, step this way.
What can You Do Today
to Improve all Tomorrows?
Be a visionary. In your daily life, see the bigger picture. It can be hard to remember in day-to-day practices and struggles that what we’re suffering through isn’t as hopeless as we may believe. Zoom out and reach for opportunities and wisdom within and around you. You are not as small as you feel, you have the answers.
Connect to your Higher Self – your inner voice. Commit to discovering and listening to your inner voice. You can start small; for example, ask your Higher Self: what shall I wear today? Wear whatever your Higher Self tells you. See what happens! Gradually, moving towards more important questions and decisions. Remember the higher self is the intuitive essence of the soul–so will always guide you to the highest good for your dreams, goals and soul’s growth.
Choose good fortune. Consider the possibility that the universe wants to give to you, that perhaps it owes you some good juju for all the good you have accumulated over time. Fortune is what you choose – open your mind, heart, consciousness to receive from the universe!
Throughout a lifetime of work in the field of spirituality, Ms. Griscom has inspired and touched millions across the globe. Her humanitarian services and contributions in holistic health and education have been recognized throughout the world. Most recently, Ms. Griscom traveled to Rajasthan, India to receive the “International Swami Vivekanad World Peace Award 2010,” presented by the Prahari Organization for Inspiration and Global Peace. She has been recognized four times by The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, based in Calcutta, India. The Board awarded Ms. Griscom with the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Sewa Chakra Award, whose past recipients include the late Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama. Upon traveling to Calcutta, India in 2009 and 2010, Ms Chris Griscom was presented with the International Healing Award for Excellence in a Lifetime of Service to Humanity. She was the only woman and the only United States citizen to receive this award. The IBAM further honored Ms. Griscom by bestowing upon her the title Mahatma, meaning, “Great Soul.”
Contributing locally, Ms. Griscom was instrumental in the passing of the Peace Memorial for the State of New Mexico. She has also been nominated for the prestigious Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion Award by a United States Senator and Congressman.
Ms. Griscom was opened to the awareness of our eternal Soul through her profound experiences of life and death during nine years in the Peace Corps. As a result of a life-changing spiritual experience, she founded the church of The Sanctuary of Light and The Nizhoni College of Divinity, along with The Nizhoni School for Global Consciousness. She also founded The Light Institute of Galisteo, an internationally acclaimed spiritual healing center in Galisteo, New Mexico. Ms. Griscom is a world-renowned authority on reincarnation and teaches about the Soul’s evolution through embodiment.
Chris Griscom has devoted her life to the development of spiritual technology, the expansion of consciousness and the evolution of the Soul. She travels the world giving talks and seminars, while continuing her work at The Light Institute.
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