A Writing Exercise For The Weekend

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

– Maya Angelou

I’ve found writing to be an intricate part of healing and Remevolution. Taking the bits and pieces from my past and putting them to paper has allowed me the space to find closure, whether that meant forgiveness, understanding or even enlightenment.

My suggestion over the weekend is for you to put pen to paper and write what comes to the surface. Free write if that pleases you or take one of the prompts below and expand on it. You may even find it surprising what flows through you.

I really wish people knew this about me…

My idea day would be spent…

I can never forget this moment (or these moments) in my life because…

(what happened, how did it make you feel, how do you feel now about the moments?)

I love to…

I dislike…

Dear (insert name here), I really want to tell you…

I want to be released from…

I want more of (insert your choice) in my life…

This is how I see my life…

This is how I thought my life would be now…

You may type or handwrite your responses. Either way works because nobody is grading this, nor looking at it, but you. It is simply healing time for you to explore your thoughts, your feelings, yourself.

The Evolution of Remembering Me (You!) has begun. Exploration can be the key to opening what inspires you. Take some time for yourself over the weekend and allow your inner knowledge to unfold.

Find Your David

“The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.” – Michaelangelo Buonarroti

It has been written that Michelangelo’s feat of chiseling David, a 17 foot statue from a single whole piece of marble was no small matter. His ability to chip away all the extraneous to expose the divine excellence within is much like Remevolution.

For the Evolution of Remembering Me (You!) is a careful sculpting to remove all that weighs down your divinity and allows you to be revealed in all of your transcendental beauty. It is an evolution of remembering who you are, what you like, what brings you joy and healing. It is tapping into your soul structure and extracting those pieces of you which may remain hidden. It is bringing YOU to life again – physically, mentally, emotionally – and reuniting who you once were with who you are now. A melding of your innate being with your experiences in a way that transforms your presence with healing self-love.

In researching David, I read that Michelangelo began David after the marble was abandoned by a previous sculptor named Donatello who deemed it flawed. I like that fact because I think…

All we need is one person to see the beauty within us in order to expose it to the light and that person is you!

We are a sum of all that we have endured in this precious life and that sum makes us who we are. When we shine the light within, we are truly ourselves.

The human experience is fraught with tough moments, but also full of precious ones. Remembering who we are – perfect, whole and complete – is the key to Remevolution.

Buddha

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.

When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. – Buddha

When it comes to Remevolution, the mind is a powerful tool to help you. The Evolution of Remembering Me (and you!) necessitates going deeply into our beliefs, our thoughts and seeing clearly. It helps when we can share our thoughts with others who are able to observe with empathy and even detachment to parse the truth from the story we’ve chosen to weave as our own.

Facts are what center on truth, but they can get muddled by our own views of life. We can make excuses for how or why situations occurred in our lives. We can find that it’s hard to face choices we’ve made so we eschew the facts to fit into what feels comfortable. Therefore we need to harness the truth so that we can be centered with integrity, compassion and be motivated to clear our thoughts in order to remember who we are innately. In addition, we need a healthy dose of self-love in order to accomplish it.

It is an evolution, one that is done with patience. We may find that we have instantaneous moments of revelation that burst forth in a radiance of clarity and those are precious moments to honor. Those a-ha moments are a springboard for evolution, but the work to remember who we are, to explore what we truly want from this life and to engage in seeking the depths of our innate self is usually like an archeological dig. One artifact at a time emerges to fit into the story of who we are, how we’ve arrived to the present situation and how we imagine the possibilities of the future.

One must find the observer mode in order to purify the thoughts that no longer serve you. I have found that writing is a way for me to see more clearly how my thoughts and beliefs and the events in my life have formed the present self. Free writing allows emotions, beliefs and our true feelings to emerge. Once you are able to express this, when you read it back, it is as if you are a listener (observer) and may find points where you question your thinking. You may see more clearly what you want to continue and what you don’t. You may notice what is here for you and find one of those precious a-ha moments that emphasizes joy in your life.

It is time to remember who you are and to harness your thoughts so that you may roll out the red carpet in 2020 and step into all that you are – without shame nor excuses, without sadness nor regret, without people pleasing nor taking it to the other extreme.

It’s about you being comfortable being the YOU that you are destined to be in all of your glory.

From Healing Energy Tools

You’re going to be telling a different story really soon. One of healing, success, health, abundance, prosperity, love, happiness, peace, and great joy. You’re going to be stronger, wiser, and full of life sharing all your blessings and passing along the light you’re receiving.
All you’ll be hearing soon is “CONGRATULATIONS!” You have manifested your intentions. You have created what you dreamed about. You are in it right now. You have it already! What a blessing it is to know that it’s finally your time. You trusted. You prayed. You worked. You did your part. Now it’s all happening for you. There’s many great things about you. What’s great isn’t tangible alone. It’s a mindset, a feeling, a state of being. Embody that and feel good about yourself. Allow it because you already are it. There’s nothing you’re becoming. You’re just realizing what you’ve always been. You’re starting to feel elevated and you’re experiencing an increase in your life. Increase in abundance, creativity, ideas, awareness, and self-love. You’re expanding in every way. Even in the depths of your being you can feel so many changes and transformations. All are a blessing. Everything is good. It’s all in your favor. It’s all happening for you. This begins the multiplication of all that you are. Your blessings and everything becomes fruitful. All you needed to do was see what you’ve always been; an extremely abundant spirit. You have it all. You are so blessed in every way. Smile and remember this. Your life is an inspiration and you will show everyone that dreams are possible. You will be a reminder of what can happen when one believes.
– Idil Ahmed

This FB post made me smile so big that I wanted to share it here! Is anyone else feeling the surge and change in energy lately? It’s like we can see ourselves in a more positive light and move forward with a higher vibration.

What do you think of this message?

What’s YOUR mantra for 2020? — Enchanted Seashells by Princess Rosebud

I AM.

What’s YOUR mantra for 2020? — Enchanted Seashells by Princess Rosebud

I saw this awesome post today and thought it would be fun to show it here as well! I hope the author, Princess Rosebud, doesn’t mind that I am sharing it here too!

I am revered, successful and focused.

What a perfect combination for me! I would love to read what your mantra is for 2020!

Come on! Play with me!

Just Let Go

Just let go. Let go of how you thought your life should be and embrace the one that is trying to introduce itself. – Caroline Myss

I found this quote the other day and thought it was a great one to begin Remevolution! Because how many times are we stuck in the limiting beliefs of what our life should be? We sometimes get so stuck in the should be’s that we turn away from reality or disregard possibility because we can’t or won’t look beyond our perceived limitations.

Sitting quietly often helps me to see how my choices limit my life. Saying no to invitations or not pushing out of my comfort zone kept me small, hidden and isolated when what I really wanted to be (and I am innately) is a people person who loves to laugh and socialize. What happened to me were a series of hard knocks that broke down my self-esteem and confidence. Those events broke my heart wide open and for a long time I was unable to pick up the pieces and pull myself back together.

While I lamented the events that caused the whole disruption of what I thought my life was and should have continued to be, I have found gratitude in being able to blossom again with the freedom to be me! The catalyst broke me wide open so I could find those pieces of myself that were hidden under layers of years of co-dependency, illness, hard life lessons and the boulder of belief that I was responsible to keep everyone happy no matter the cost to me.

Behold! The Remevolution arrived and the Evolution of Remembering Me unfolded before me as a journey that I knew I had to take. It wasn’t easy, but it was well-worth the soul searching, the uncovering of limiting beliefs that were hidden in my childhood domestication and the realization that this life is mine. My life is precious. It is I who needs to fall asleep on the pillow with peace in my heart. I answer to myself. What others believe about me is not my business, but instead, it is their perception of who I am.

I’ve found a tribe who understand me. We’ve grown together on this journey, each in their own way, but also as a collective reminder that there’s more to ourselves when we allow the journey of discovery to begin.

Can you put aside the limiting perception of what you life should look like for a few minutes each day? Can you ask yourself in a quiet time to speak to you about your journey? Can you open yourself to limitless possibility that may not be what you’re thinking?

The answer is Yes, You Can!

The last question is Are You Willing To Try?

Closing Time Is A Rebirth

Closing time…every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. – Semisonic

Closing time
Time for you to go out into the world…Closing time
Time for you to go back to the places you will be from.
Closing time…Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.
– lyrics by Semisonic 1998.

We can’t look at 2020 as a new beginning until we look at the other beginning’s end. I woke up with this song in my head this morning. Do you know it? It’s an oldie, but I like it.

Closing time…every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.

Dan Wilson of Semisonic explains the double meaning of the song. “Some bouncers yelling things, closing time coming, all that imagery, literally, that’s how the song started and then when I was halfway done, I started realizing the whole thing was a pun about being born, so I just made sure that the rest of the thing could ride with that double meaning, but nobody got the joke and I didn’t bother to explain. I thought everyone would get it.”

“It’s all about being born and coming into the world, seeing the bright lights, cutting the cord, opening up into something deeper and more universal,” Wilson told Mojo.

I’m not great with endings. I don’t think there’s many endings in my life that aren’t covered in claw marks from me not wanting to let go of whatever it was – relationships, homes, jobs and even vacation time. I’m not good with goodbyes and maybe that’s just me. I’m not even really good with them when there’s something wonderful on the horizon. But saying goodbye to 2019 wasn’t hard for me because I’ve been evolving over time.

What is evolving? The Evolution of Remembering Me or Remevolution as I’m calling this, sounds like a fancy phrase, but there is a lot behind it. It’s a journey, just like the life journey we’re on. It’s a way in which we can see from the observer point of view in 20/20 (and 2020!) hindsight that clears out the misunderstandings, the red flags, the shame, the burdens and the toxic beliefs that we’ve been holding onto in order to make room for our growth into who we authentically are without carrying the heaviness that’s been weighing us down over time.

It’s a clearing in order to begin with a fresh start where we’re centered, grounded and we know that we are only responsible for ourselves. When we’re living with gratitude and we are honoring ourselves and others to be who we all are, then there’s a peace that comes along with it. Believe me, we all have this capability, but sometimes we just need a friend to guide us and to lend a listening ear as we process.

From a young age, I was a listening ear. People would tell me what was going on and I was able to understand from the observer point of view. I could see the heart of the situation even when it was clouded in a smoke screen. I’ve cultivated that strength into a sort of channeling now as I’ve grown older and wiser and more open to my gifts which has helped me immensely.

I want to help you to clear out the past in a kind way in order to find peace in the present and hope for the future. We can do this together. It’s Closing Time. Let’s put our heads on the pillow and be at peace so that we can wake up in 2020 with light, love and pure intention to have our best year yet!