“Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?” Charles Bukowski. I remember seeing this quote and it struck a meaningful chord within me. The essence of this question is what motivated me to rebrand my jewelry business under the name “Soul Expression Jewelry” this year. Asking myself this kind of question helped me to connect with my heart and soul and get clear about who I am, and what is important to me.
As we journey through life, we may encounter obstacles, setbacks, emotional or physical pain that consumes us for a period of time. The longer we are consumed by a difficulty the farther we drift away from the truth of who we are. The following quote by Stephen Covey is bang on. "If we keep doing what we're doing, we're going to keep getting what we're getting." In order to begin a new cycle, it requires that we see things from a NEW perspective.
We are near the end of this year, and about to embark on a new decade. I encourage you to take the time to ask yourself how you want the next chapter of your life to go. Ask YOURSELF the who, what, where, when, why that every journalist researches before they write a story. The story is the EVOLUTION of you.
JOURNAL YOUR THOUGHTS
Writing out the answers to the who, what, where, when, why questions will help you to organize and define your thoughts. It is a starting point. The answers may change as you go, but it will be a point for future reference.
Here are some questions to get you started...
- WHO are you at your core? Describe what you believe is your essence in as much detail as possible.
- WHAT inspires you? What is it that makes you FEEL most alive and happy?
- WHERE do you feel most at peace? Describe the qualities of this place.
- WHEN will you commit to begin living a life that feels right to you in all ways?
- WHY do you want your dream(s) to come true?
MEDITATION AND CRYSTALS
Being in a relaxed state after meditating will help you to dive deeper into these questions. Meditation helps you to become a human BEING not a human doing.
If you haven't meditated, I recommend trying it. I like to take ten minutes every day and play some soft meditation music in the background. I light a candle to give me a visual focus. Focusing on the candle while meditating helps me to center myself.
Crystals are a wonderful tool to use while meditating. Two crystals that I highly recommend are selenite and quartz crystal. Selenite clears your energy, and quartz crystal assists with mental clarity and amplifying your intentions. I hold both of these crystals in my hands while meditating.
SYMBOLIC JEWELRY FOR INSPIRATION
Wearing a symbolic piece of jewelry is a beautiful way to express your soul, and it is a visual source of inspiration. The "Heart and Soul" necklace symbolizes following your heart and putting your soul into everything that you do and in all of your relationships. It is created with a celtic infinity heart charm and an angel wing. Get the sterling silver "Heart and Soul" necklace here.
My journey to get where I am today has been a long one with many twists and turns. I truly believe that life is a continuous journey of living, learning and evolving. It is never too late to start over, or to make revisions in order to get in closer alignment with your heart and soul and live the life of your dreams.
I wish you love, light, and inspiration as you begin creating your story for the coming new year. I'd love to hear in the comments below what inspires you?
With love and soul,
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