magical june! (message for you)

Happy Wednesday!

As we round out May and march into the light, magical energy of June, what has been released from your life?

What or who do you need to forgive to float freely into a new chapter of your story?

We are still knee-deep in the energies of the Sagittarius Full Moon which highlights travel, social connections and cut the B.S, truth-telling 101.

It’s not always pretty, but truth is powerful!

It only by telling the truth, first to yourself that you create space for your deepest desires to not just come into your life, but to STAY in your life consistently.

June has the potential to bring forth opportunities to complete, to bring goals to fruition and best of all, to do it from a space of fun, lightness and grace! 

I’ve pulled the following card for you + also recorded an in-the-moment reading as I was looking at this for you!

Click below to hear the audio.

 

ps: Would you like more insight and clarity? Click here to book a private session and explore 1:1 spiritual and relationship mentoring here.

Love, Blessings and Infinite Joy and Fun!

Diana

a spiritual lesson from MadMen

Hi!

So last night, I planned to watch one re-run of MadMen, Season 4 that I found at the library as a treat. Even though I’ve seen every single episode and have watched it religiously as much as I did Sex and the City in its heyday, I sat mesmerized through three hours last night like I had never seen the show before! eeek!!! so much for going to bed early and turning off electronics by 10pm.

If you aren’t familiar with the show, it’s about the advertising agency culture in the 1960’s starring the super hot Jon Hamm as the creative director. But I digress…

One scene in particular struck me. 

It relates to the idea of success + your comfort zone…

Two men from Jantzen are trying to figure out how to sell their two-piece bathing suits in a “wholesome” way and stop getting trampled by their competitors who are using sex and showing a lot of skin and very little bikini to outsell them. 

Don Draper (hot Jon Hamm) comes up with a killer idea that they reject because it’s an ad of a woman in their two-piece having fun with a giant piece of tape across her boobs that says, “So well built, we can’t even show you the second floor.” 

It’s classy but also suggestive without being trashy and basically a step beyond their comfort zone but still very much aligned with the type of woman who would be buying the Jantzen suit. But the two men just keep saying, “I don’t know what we want but it’s not THAT! We’re a family company Don! Our people don’t want to see that.” 

And Don exasperated says, “You want a few women running around on a beach tossing a beach ball back and forth? (They nod, finally excited that he sees their point) ….

“You can either be comfortable and dead in the business within the year…or a little more risky… and potentially very rich.”

In the end, he kicks them out of his office and tells them never to come back. He refuses to work with people who are so stuck in their comfort zone they can’t think outside of it. Want to see it?

How does this apply to you?

This doesn’t just apply to business. Substitute the word “rich” for “happy, fulfilled, on fire about your life.” It’s irrelevant.

For example…to magnetize the type of relationship you really want where you are respected and loved and free to be you, or the type of lifestyle you want that gives you more time to do the things you love…requires that you do some internal weeding.

What are some thoughts, patterns, behaviors, assumptions that have become part of your story so much that you just don’t question them anymore even though they aren’t getting you closer to where you want to be?

In relationships, this could look like…
“All the good men are taken. 

Online dating didn’t work for me before, so I’m not going to do that again. 
There’s something wrong with me-so I’ll just go out with men that are emotionally unavailable and can’t commit because at least then they won’t have to deal with me…or leave…and it goes on!

Whenever you find yourself using phrases like…”I never…X always…..must..should…”, recognize that you are in your comfort zone and blocking yourself from seeing new opportunities that want to come to you!

If it’s working for you, okay! Keep on keep on.

But if you sense that there’s something you would like to create in your life that feels out of reach for whatever reason, consider that it’s going to require you to move the needle at least one step past comfortable.

You don’t have to push the envelope and go so far in the other direction because your subconscious may freak out too much and then you could sabotage your efforts.

All you have to do is move the needle one.step. beyond where you normally go.

In your mind.

In your actions.

In your daily habits.

Just one step beyond.

Maybe it’s picking up the phone to talk to someone instead of texting all the time.

Maybe it’s putting yourself back on Match.com or another dating app or site and doing a ritual to let go of all the crappy past experiences you had on it before.

Maybe it’s inviting that person out to lunch or to do business with you.

Or it could even be to change up your morning spiritual routine that has gotten stale and dusty.

What does “moving the needle one step beyond” look like for you?

Are you willing to act on that this week?

Remember: you don’t have to know the whole song. just be willing to change the melody one note and notice what happens.

Have an amazing week and have some time + want to watch the YouTube clip of the scene I described? Click here!

Love,
Diana

say this to stay positive in the face of negativity

Have you ever had an experience where someone said something to you that was completely negative when you were feeling especially vulnerable?
 
I was having lunch with a friend who shared with me that she had just had received a less-than-kind word from a medical professional after injuring herself.
 
It doesn’t matter what the context-if it’s at work, with friends or with a lover.
 
When negativity flies out of someone’s mouth during a particularly vulnerable time in your life, it’s easy to get swept up in it.
 
Unless you understand this one spiritual law.
 
Click below to hear what I shared with her + the two sentence phrase you can tell yourself to keep your vibe high and bright in the face of crappy thinking from other people.

are you addicted to ‘busy?’

Happy Wed!

Have you ever found it hard to stop being busy?

I was speaking with one of my VIP clients the other day. 

The question was around: “How do I reconcile this part of myself that is addicted to being busy?”

A: I shared with her that we tend to operate in extremes-either being in your head and operating from a place of anxiety and an addiction to busy-ness….or being totally blissed out and off in another galaxy of light and love, content and in complete alignment….. and then inbeating yourself about not doing something more ‘productive.’

Neither state is sustainable.

It’s easy to aspire to be in the latter, but a big part of spiritual growth comes in moments of tension, suspension and change that requires us to not only try to find a middle ground, but to be able to function effectively in the world.

So, what if instead of beating yourself up for being out of the moment, using a thousand different apps to quiet your mind and getting distracted to check your email one more time…because really, something important could have come in…you don’t want to miss it…(guilty!) what if instead, you slipped into total and complete acceptance?

Acceptance that there are going to be times when you can’t shut off your mind?

Acceptance that sometimes you’d rather procrastinate and daydream than get shit done that needs to get done.

Total acceptance in the contradictory dualities of needing to be ‘busy’ and also desiring to feel more at peace with the potential stillness that could ensue if you just….stopped?

Can you like…just let both of them exist and be okay with that?

Because it takes tremendous energy to resist and to fight against what’s showing up in your life.

So, what if instead, the cure to overcoming ‘busy-ness’ was just about NOTICING and being conscious when you slip into a place you’d rather not be in.

Sometimes just noticing it is all it takes to find your own middle ground.

I know this is one of my more esoteric posts-and I don’t have all the answers to this, but it is something I invite you to explore with me and within yourself if you’re game this week.

Ask yourself, “Can I notice when I’m doing for the sake of doing? Can I notice when I’m avoiding being still? Can I accept and love myself… in both catching myself in the act of being busy and let any fears or crap come up when I think about slowing down or stopping?”

Are you willing to let go of fighting yourself?

What could open up for you then?

To be continued…

Love and Blessings,
Diana