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In Love with San Miguel

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I just finished my third retreat in San Miguel de Allende and it never ceases to amaze me how much this town inspires the soul.  It has a very particular high vibrating, magical energy that makes you feel like enjoying life to the fullest.  Perhaps it’s because this town sits on a bed of rose quartz.  I’m not sure exactly, but there’s a burgeoning population of ex-pats going there to stir their creativity and re-invent their lives. The town’s colorful streets are filled with local artisans and modern artists alike.  It sits on a hill in central Mexico surrounded by an expansive countryside lined with mountains and filled with beautiful cacti and yellow flowers  that can be seen for miles when perched on a rooftop somewhere (with margarita in hand of course). The setting is perfect for the soul to thrive.

 One of the reasons why I love hosting retreats so much is because I love witnessing inspiration on the faces of my guests.  Traveling to a place like San Miguel sparks wonder, joy, and curiosity, creating space for our inner child to come out, play and engage her/his imagination.  And the imagination is precisely where our souls can interact with us, infuse us with abundant creativity and give us purpose and a calling.  This is exactly what happened to me on my own journeys around the world and why I started this business to begin with.  The experiences I had in foreign lands broke me open and swept me away into a different consciousness.  I knew there was more to my life than I had let myself previously explore.  And I became relentless in my pursuit of the truth of what life really had to offer. 

I have given more blood, sweat and tears into being an entrepreneur than I had ever imagined.  It challenges me and stretches me in every possible way and I’ve questioned my path a million times, but with steady perseverance and an unwavering commitment to my truth, I have arrived at a place where I genuinely embrace the mystery and I can finally admit that the risks I take feel more like a thrilling adventure than a pending annihilation. 

Every time I see the spark of inspiration on someone’s face, I know that in that moment their soul is more present, they are more fulfilled, and they feel more truly alive.  Inspiration moves us away from the ordinary and into the extraordinary, a world of infinite possibility. Our instinctual creative engine gets going and compels us toward living our greatest potential.  It is in these moments that I know I am on my path, living with pure intention, and meeting my destiny.  So for this, I say thank you to San Miguel and all the highly inspiring destinations across this magnificent world that make each travel experience a journey worth taking.

Sending Love and Blessings of Inspiration to the Inner & Outer Journeys of the Soul,

Michelle

Conscious Endings

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Conscious Endings

2018 is coming to an end and for some of us it can't come fast enough. See ya later 2018, don't let the door hit you on the way out. It was definitely a shake-up kind of year with plenty of disruptions on both the personal and global levels.  But as always, there's divine perfection in the chaos and a reason for all the events in our lives. 

New beginnings and new endings represent the cyclical nature of our lives, something to be honored and acknowledged when the time is right. They both hold something bittersweet for us, something that reminds us of the impermanence of everything and at the same time that we are always evolving and growing.

As we close out the year, it's important to take some thoughtful time to complete and integrate our spiritual lessons in this Earth School so we can fully engage in a new cycle of creative rebirth in 2019. If we can let go of the energetic dead weight from the past, we clear space for inspiration, clarity and new opportunities to enter our field of potentiality.   Bringing awareness to what's trying to be resolved in the deeper, subconscious realm will lead us to the healing integration we are seeking in order to move powerfully forward into expressing our greatest potential. 

To consciously end your 2018, take out your journal, center yourself with meditation and a quiet space, and then answer the following questions:

1)   Identify 3 things in your life that are trying to end.  What feelings come up when you think about letting go of these things?  Resistance, fear, excitement, sadness, etc. Name them specifically.  Let them speak to you on their terms, fully expressed.

2)   What choices must be made in order to ensure the completion of these endings?  Are there new self-care or boundaries needed to be put in place?

3) Is a new theme(s) trying to emerge in your life? Are you excited for your new creative beginning(s) or does fear come up?

4) Write down the greatest vision you have for yourself in 2019 including how you want to feel, what you’d like to experience, and what kind of person you’d like to become. What choices can you make to begin aligning yourself with this vision?