Expensive vs. Expansive

Money is a mindset.

We all know this, right? At least the people I tend to hang out with understand that money is just another form of energy, and the more you lift your energetic levels, the more examples of abundance and prosperity show up in your life in the form of things, opportunities, and adventures.

I KNOW this, channeled an internationally bestselling book on it, and yet, just yesterday as my husband and I were kayaking to the ramp at the end of a fun lake excursion, we noted a trio of women who were launching two inflatable stand up paddle boards. They caught my eye, because I had been considering buying one of these, and I’d wondered if they were stiff enough to stand on steadily. I liked the idea of being able to fit one in my little sports car instead of taking our truck or putting a rack on the roof.

These ladies were having one heck of a time with the boards. The pump was broken, and one of the boards was leaking badly. There was my answer, and I was thankful to witness an example of this contrast before I made my purchase.

I asked the women what they thought of the SUPs and after a flurry of complaints, I said that I had not bought a traditional board because they were “too expensive.” They looked at me funny, as they had rented their boards instead of purchasing them. But after those words came out of my mouth, I realized how limiting they were and how often I used them.

Today, while doing yoga and some hiking, those words “too expensive” returned to haunt me. What does that even mean? Too expensive for WHAT? Isn’t that term relative and fear-based? When I was a kid, my mother used those words with seemingly everything we saw, and I learned by example that what I wanted was not for me. Then I watched her prioritize things she felt she needed over what I felt I needed.

This isn’t to blame my mom. I’ve likely done it to my own kids, especially when they were little, and I was a single mom and they wanted everything in the store. We were, after all, on a budget, and I wanted my kids to know the value of money.

On one of The Power of 10’s recordings they say that “one man’s dollar is another man’s million dollars.” In other words, the value of money is simply based on relative perception. Your perception changes based on your belief systems, which is based on your thoughts.

I decided just today to say “expansive” instead of “expensive,” for isn’t that first term more representative that what I want is within reach, that the playing field is wide open instead of closed off?

If I want a stand up paddle board and I deem it “too expensive” my mind will never allow me to enjoy that SUP experience. If instead, I call that SUP experience “expansive,” as in expanding my current belief system that I can, indeed, have anything I want, and I continue to see myself enjoying the view from my SUP and feel the emotions of joy and freedom associated with my SUP, it will come sooner than expected. At least that’s my new theory.

Want to try it out with me? C’mon, let’s have a little fun with this. What’s one thing you want that you currently keep telling yourself is too expensive? Start saying to yourself and everyone in your midst that that thing that you want that appears to be outside of your current reach is, in fact, expansive. Try it and report back to me to see if it works. Have fun with this!

As for me, I’m gonna go rent a SUP for now.

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Love your Mondays...

Man, I used to hate Mondays…

When I was stuck in a job that was no longer fulfilling and a relationship that was going nowhere, my health and well-being suffered. I lived for the weekends, which I usually spent catching up on sleep or spending my hard-earned money shopping.

Fast forward to NOW. I enjoy complete and total time/money freedom, the way nature intended! I can go jump in a lake midweek when there are no crowds--or climb a mountain, or have coffee with a friend, because my schedule is MINE to do with what I want! Every single day feels like “Friday” used to.

And it was EASY…not HARD, like everyone says it’s supposed to be. I followed my heart, my soul, my intuitive guidance and found a way to teach what I’m learning, to give back from a place of being authentically FULL.

Here’s the cool part: I don’t NEED to do anything! We don’t NEED to lead any webinars, although we WANT to because they’re fun. I’m already an internationally bestselling author with a reality TV show on the way, so I don’t need to be any more successful. I already feel successful! I am simply walking my talk, sharing what I’m learning, and allowing others to do the same, by giving them direct intimate access to the higher wisdom of my guides.

It feels good to give! It always, always comes back to me tenfold, although that’s not why I do it. If more people gave of themselves freely, we’d enjoy a peace-filled world. Isn’t that the goal? If more people truly understood that we are all connected, one Spirit expressing itself through different creative souls, we’d probably all live a life of meaning and service.

If you share these intentions, when you’re truly ready to commit to the next big step in your soul’s evolution toward time-money freedom, please sign up to watch one of our free introductory online workshops at www.YourLifeRepurposed.com To learn more about me and my spirit guides, please visit www.WeAreThePowerOf10.com

Becoming a Fearless “Badass”—What does that even mean?

Someone posted the other day that she wanted to be as fearless as me.

To which, I spit out my coffee, laughing.

While that’s a very nice sentiment/compliment, and actually pretty awesome that I might come across that way on social media, much of the time I’m as full of doubts and fears as the rest of us.

What’s different, perhaps, is that I don’t let fear stop me—I do “it” anyway.

What’s different is that I’ve had a near death experience, and so I know what it FEELS like to be fearless. As a medium and channel, I get glimpses into that dimension all the time. When we die, there is zero fear. The fear belongs to our bodies on this planet. (I learned that from “The Power of 10,” btw).

Most of my fear, I’m learning, is from feeling judged and mocked (thus the name of our upcoming TV show, “Don’t Change The Channel.”) Can you relate? Why is it so damn important to get everyone’s approval?

For sure, there will be some you vibe with. Meeting them is easy and as natural as breathing. You may ride the same energetic wavelength for a day or a lifetime. Frequencies change, you know.

And there will be many, many others—called “haters” these days—who will not like to be within the same wavelength as you, whether it’s higher or lower. Doesn’t matter. When you’re “off,” you feel it in your body.

Move away. Gravitate toward those who uplift you, and your life will be filled more with LOVE—your natural state between lifetimes—than hate. The fear will dissipate as you feel supported, by your inner being as well as those in your midst who share your positive, forward-moving trajectory. (Yet another Powerof10-ism—I can’t help it.)

Does that make you a “bad ass” when you reach that point of LESS fear? I dunno. Being a word geek, I’m not sure I want to be labeled as either “bad” or an “ass,” lol. Thus is the nature of our new vernacular.

I do, however, enjoy being seen as an inspirational example of how to live a great life, regardless of fear. I do, however, love it when other people imagine—from their limited perspective of who I truly am—that I’m living out the highest and best version of myself. I’m NOT a fan of when they copy me verbatim, although I suppose that could be seen as an awkward sort of compliment. I want for YOU to live out the best and highest most CREATIVE version of your individual SOUL, not expressing someone else’s version of fun and freedom. That’s for YOU to decide—we all have been given the gift of free will, after all.

You know what’s really cool? (Do people still say “cool”? There I go, wondering if you’re going to judge me for sounding old, haha) What’s really cool/awesome/amazing is when I step boldly into the higher Truth of who I really am—a being of pure Light encapsulated temporarily within the “house” of a body—and shine and radiate this as strongly as the sun. When I do that, even for a little bit, I don’t have to “try” to do anything else, you see. I just shine, and the people who currently “match” me show up and we love on each other with abandon (where did the term “abandon” come from, anyway? How about without restrictions?).

I’m finding that out now as we just launched our “Your Life Repurposed” online channeled coaching program with doing kick ass (another “ass” word) webinars that are getting a whole HECK of a lot of attention. I’m receiving TONS of heartfelt, moving applications to be a part of this assembling tribe of people wanting to reach their BLISS together. It’s awesome. When we chat on the phone, it’s easy. Those who fit, fit, and those who don’t, don’t. And that’s okay.

I’m so loving every moment of this journey! Do people still think I’m a freak for channeling my spirit guide’s wisdom? Probably, although not as much to my face anymore, lol. Do I care? Sometimes, if I’m honest. But the benefits of showing up and being fully me in this lifetime, with all my gifts AND human flaws, outweigh the cons of being balled up in fear over how other people allegedly perceive me.

I adore my spirit guides!  I love that after decades of a dedicated meditation and yoga practice I can very quickly get out of my own way, put aside the ole’ ego for a bit, and allow the teachings to come through from a non-jaded perspective. If that makes me weird, so be it. I’ll be surrounded by other weirdos who want the same things out of life and beyond…those with the same curiosities and hopes.

And when I reach the point of being fearless while still here on planet earth, I’ll let you know.

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Living the Dream...

I’ve always wanted to be a writer.

Not as in, “someday when I grow up” I want to be a writer—more like I don’t remember a time when I did NOT consider myself to be a writer.

It feels like I’ve been writing the moment I learned to talk, although that sounds impossible. Throughout my life, people have told me that becoming a successful writer was indeed impossible, but I never, ever believed them. How could I NOT be successful at something I already WAS?!

As a kid, I drafted up the first neighborhood “newspaper.” When I became a teen, I filled up books of poetry, and some of my poems and essays got published nationally! (Seventeen Magazine published my “Unicorn and Pegasus” fantasy poem, lol). I was the copy editor at my high school newspaper, and then in college I majored in English, simply because I loved reading and writing.

There were those who made fun of me being an English major, telling me I’d never get a job. But I didn’t care. The more I studied language, the more I fell in love with it!

Straight out of college, I got a job at a small newspaper, and within a year, I worked for a much larger newspaper. Within months, they promoted me to Features Editor, and I was only in my mid-20’s!

But I still longed to write a book. I wrote a lot of “half-books” that I never finished, then watched as my ideas/inspirations took hold of other writers (we’re all connected, you know). I may have always felt like a writer, but even after I manifested a book deal with a large traditional publisher and my first non-fiction book sold well internationally, I had a tough time calling myself an “author.” It was probably a self-esteem thing, looking back.

Even AFTER the success of that first yoga book, I longed to write a fiction novel, but my publisher didn’t do fiction. People thought I was dumb for changing genres, but again, I didn’t care! I loved the process of creating pretend characters based on the various qualities and personality quirks of people I knew, developing themes, immersing myself in their stories…How FUN! It was SO much fun, that I didn’t even think about whether it got published or not. So of course, it did—through more seemingly random synchronicities that occur when we learn to get out of our own way and don’t feel desperate.

After two more books, I seemingly took another left turn by writing screenplays. I loved the film genre so very much that I wrote five of them (one stinks, so it probably shouldn’t count). I came very close to selling them, but in the process, I made valuable connections and gained skills that helped me later land our new upcoming reality TV show, “Don’t Change The Channel.”

And then, as spiritual evolution would have it, I started channeling The Power of 10. One morning, just a few months after I began receiving this profound wisdom, I heard a voice clearly tell me it was time to write a book (at 6 a.m. sharp! And I’m SO not a morning person). I let my hands sleepily hover over my laptop, believing my spirit guides would do all the work for me, but no one animated my fingers—haha. I simply, clairaudiently, heard them dictate their words in my head, and I obediently transcribed what they said.

This whole channeling process was a MUCH quicker way to write manuscripts, I found. The text came out nearly perfect, speeding up the editing process substantially. I watched—amazed—as our first book together became a #1 Amazon International bestseller in the U.K.! And the second one quickly followed suit in the U.S. I can’t WAIT to see what happens with the next book (due in December 2017 to allow time for industry reviewers).

Why am I writing about this journey? I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s to inspire you to write, although it may. My point is that there is a calling inside of you that won’t shut up until you listen to it, if you quiet your mind long enough to hear it. I didn’t choose writing as my creative outlet, it chose me.

Maybe your “thing” is art, or music, or designing buildings, or teaching. Maybe you long to own a business or become an entrepreneur or inventor…does it really matter? When you follow the inner longings of your soul, you’re sure to be a success! Money or fame or celebrity isn’t the gauge, it’s how you FEEL while doing it. (Although realizing time/money freedom has been a total game changer, and enabled me to give back in spades!)

When I’m writing, whether it’s channeled or not, I feel FREE and ALIVE and ON PURPOSE. What makes YOU feel like that? What higher path can you channel through your body?

To learn more, please visit www.YourLifeRepurposed.com for access to our FREE, no strings attached, webinar. For a link to our bestselling books, events, and free audio recordings, please go to www.WeAreThePowerOf10.com

Will Blog for FREEDOM

Happy 4th!

Today is a day of independence. Historically, it’s the day the U.S. separated from Great Britain, but I choose to celebrate it as a way of remembering ALL the many ways I’m already FREE.

I’m learning that the more I focus on the freedom of my soul, the more unattached to outcomes I become. As a soul, I don’t take things personally (as often) anymore, and realize that as everything is energy, sometimes I just don’t vibe with another soul, and that’s okay.

The more time/money freedom I realize, the more expansive my days become, filled with activities that light me up rather than chores I feel I MUST do that bring me down.

And there IS no such thing as TIME! Physics tells us this, as do the teachings of The Power of 10, which I channel. The more I live in a place of timelessness, the more freedom I feel in each present moment.

The more “time” I spend in activities that are fun and exciting, the more I attract my “frequency family” who effortlessly gravitate toward me. This makes all of my relationships more positive and dynamic, changing often, perhaps, but also allowing me to engage immediately and intimately. No one has to “save” anyone else, for we are all on our own path, and we allow each other to just “be” wherever we are for the purpose of our own growth. Take care of each other, yes, but rescue implies that others are somehow “less than,” and we are ALL equal from a soul/Spirit perspective.

I am learning, and perhaps this is one of the most “painful” lessons, that I am free of my government. I do not have to believe in what our elected leaders say or do, and I can live my truth as an example of honesty, authenticity, and integrity, expecting those feelings to grow exponentially.

I am free of any religion that expects me to follow their belief systems. My spirituality and faith grows because I am no longer “tied” to a set of rules and regulations that limit my understanding of my higher power. I can now choose, as The Power of 10 teach, to live by faith and not suffering, knowing that pain may be a part of living on the planet, but attachment to suffering is optional.

Freedom is innate. It is our inherent birthright to be free. Anything to the contrary is an illusion based on the separation of our bodies. Within us is the freedom we seek, and the more in touch we get with our inner freedom, the more peaceful and abundant our lives become externally. As we live from this higher energetic wavelength, the more free our world will appear, for it is FACT that we are all connected in the realm of Spirit. We will all experience the total lack of fear and judgment when we die. Let’s live that way now.

To learn more about time/money freedom and how you may better enjoy it, please go to www.YourLifeRepurposed.com To learn more about The Power of 10 and for a link to our Amazon #1 internationally bestselling books, please visit www.WeAreThePowerOf10.com.