The Art of Starting Over

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I just got back from an amazingly fun and productive week in Denver. Many a good time was had. What was not had was exercise, regular meditation, or healthy eating…

Even though it was only a week, now that I’m back it feels like I’m starting all over again in these areas.

When I lost my identity while being a caregiver for 1.5 years then experienced extreme grief when my fiance passed, starting over was a lot bigger of a task and had to be done in almost every life area.

Whether you’re starting over in a small way or a big way, there are some things you can do to get back into it, get motivated, and increase your likeliness of sticking to it.

1. Give yourself permission to do it badly. Newsflash: The reality is you are out of practice and will not immediately jump back in at the same level and proficiency you left off at. When I sit back down on my meditation mat after taking even a day or 2 off, my focus is all over the place. And when I get back out on the river walk to do a run, I’m jogging. And that’s ok. It takes time to retrain yourself. And you will do it badly at first. And that’s ok.

2. Start small. Starting anywhere other than small sets you up for disappointment and failure. When you start small and are gentle with yourself, you create a nurturing environment to grow your abilities again. There’s an interesting book called Micro Habits that talks about doing things for only 5 minutes a day. It seems so easy you can’t not do it. Then over time, it becomes a habit – a regular part of your day – and you naturally desire to do it more and more. So start small and set yourself up for success.

3. Connect to your why. As you begin again, take a moment to ask yourself why doing X activity is important to you. Why did you start doing it in the first place? How does it enrich your life? Once you connect to that, use that energy to carry you back to whatever practice you’re getting back into.

Love and light,

Twyla

Twyla K is the owner of Soul Shine Healing & Coaching. She offers free energy scans to help people who are tired of feeling stuck uncover the truth of what’s energetically holding them back and get their soul sparkle for life back. Email Twyla at soulshine@twylak.com to book your free scan today!

Jumping Into the Flow of Spirit!

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I’ve had a brilliant epiphany this morning that I’m going to share with you : )

Recently I’ve become more acutely aware how my ego is like a 2 year old child – digging in its heals and honestly WANTING to do things the hard way. Why the heck would it want to do things the hard way???

This has been something that’s perplexed me for quite some time, and something that I gave into for years and years.

BUT NO MORE!

As I become more and more spiritually aware and conscious, I realize I can no longer operate from this place anymore. It’s like an outdated piece of software in my operating system that sorely needs updating and I’m finally ready to fully commit to the upgrade.

What triggered this was experiencing the magic and synchronicities that happen when I do act on my intuition. I’ve been on a journey for 7 years now developing my intuition. It’s there, and often times I do follow my guidance, but there were still times that I didn’t.

Latest life example – I found a kindred soul in a coaching program I’m part of who I discovered also does Akashic Record work. Immediately my guidance was to connect. Then a split second after that my 2 year old ego child jumped in and gave me all these reasons not to – so I didn’t.

Fast forward a month – the inkling to connect was still there so I did. And low and behold I learn some amazingly valuable information from this person. Info I could’ve used a month ago… lol.

I believe that this ego dominance stemmed from a negative belief I had that I had to work hard for things or they didn’t matter. And a full-on disbelief that life could be easy. Not serving me anymore!

Being in the flow, choosing the easy way, releasing resistance – is not bad, lesser, or a cop out.

Life can be simple and easy.

When we learn to trust and act on that first voice, the gentle knowing of our intuition and spiritual guidance – we can reduce the amount of struggle in our lives.

So my intention is to allow, just allow. And then observe all the amazingness that happens!

In love, light and truth,

Twyla

Ancient Wisdom of the 7 Universal Laws: The Kybalion

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There are 7 Universal Truths or Laws that govern how life on Earth works. I first heard these mentioned in my Soul Realignment classes but never really looked into them.

Then today, while putting it out to the Universe that I need a cool book to read for my upcoming vacay – what shows up but The Kybalion. So cool!

I LOVE ancient Greece and Egypt. My minor in university was Ancient History and I always dreamed of being an Egyptologist but that never happened…

Anyways! I found this book and I’m excited about it. It sounds similar / related to another book I crossed paths with a while back – The Emerald Tablets of Thoth. I know more about this book since I’ve read a good chunk of it.

Sidenote: I tend to have many books on the go at once and for that reason many don’t get finished, lol.

Thoth is said to be an Atlantean Priest-King who founded a colony in ancient Egypt and wrote the Emerald Tablets. I remember being fascinated by what I read and like it was sacred knowledge, but I don’t remember any details.

There is a link between Thoth and the Akashic Records. Since Thoth is the great scribe, and the Akashic Records are the collection of all recorded happenings through vibration, some believe that he is the scribe of the Akashic Records.

Either which way, I know I feel deeply connected to Ancient Egypt and its deities, and I was drawn quite intuitively and randomly to study the Akashic Records, so for me there is a connection. Although I can’t explain it.

But back to the topic of The Kybalion, I’m very excited to read more in depth info about the 7 Universal Laws, and I’ll likely share some of the highlights in another blog post ?

In love, light, truth and wisdom,

Twyla

Spiritual Kung Fu Hustle

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If you can handle a little a gore (I close my eyes), then I recommend the movie Kung Fu Hustle – if you can see the metaphor behind the amazingly funny and impressive special effects.

On a side note, I’ve always felt like I know kung fu. That may sound funny, but I think it’s in my DNA. So if you’re ever walking down a dark ally with me at night, there’s no need to be afraid. I’m sure my skills will present themselves when most needed.

But back to my story… the main character in the movie, Sing, wants to be a gangster for the wealth, fame, association and pursues that for  most of the movie – going completely against his Divine nature. This is so much like how many of us make bad choices not in alignment to our true selves, sometimes for seemingly valid reasons. But still, sadly that doesn’t make it ok.

It’s not until Sing literally gets beaten into the ground and his old self metaphorically dies that his new enlightened self is born. I can relate this, let me tell you…

1.5 years of caretaking for my fiance as he battled cancer then losing him beat me into the ground pretty severely. Luckily I had many earth angels on my team, helping me in many ways I am forever grateful for.

Regardless of how horrible it was, I wouldn’t change it if I had the ability to go back and do so. The experience altered the course of my life and opened me up to my soul’s true path.

Prior to this experience I’d been way off this path. I lived in a lot of fear and was not connected to my body’s wisdom or intuition. I had an inkling there was something more for me, something I needed to do that would be more fulfilling, but I had no clue what it was.

My hope now is that, since I’m on this path and doing this Soul work that I do, I can help others find their paths and connect to their Souls so they don’t have to get beaten into a pulp by life to awaken them.

I know I shine brightly now, and my mission is to facilitate the emergence of many more bright shiny Souls!

Relationship Epiphany via Soul Level Manifesting Wisdom

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I love learning more about our Souls! So I’ve started a new program called the Soul’s Manifesting Blueprint and it is fascinating.

I’m only on the first of 7 aspects of a Soul’s Manifesting Blueprint, and surprisingly already I’ve gained A TON of insight into my relationship with my husband. Through understanding our Soul level differences, I’m able to see things that before perplexed me in a much more positive light.

The first aspect of a Soul’s Manifesting Blueprint is Similarity / Contrast. There’s a whole lot of pre-reading and stage setting info that I’ll try to summarize here so you can understand what I’m even talking about :)

Basically our Soul’s Manifesting Blueprint is how we are designed to experience our Divinity during our human experience. We incarnate on Earth to have this physical 3D experience where we’re separate from other souls – we’re in bodies. When we’re not incarnated we don’t have this experience because we’re all connected.

So we experience ourselves and our Divinity through our physicality in relation to others and what we are not.

We each have a unique Blueprint with 7 different areas that tells us how we are designed to best experience ourselves in relation to others and our environment. The first one, which I mentioned above, is Similarity / Contrast.

I am strongly a Similarity Soul – so I seek to be “like” others, environments, situations, etc. My husband (although I haven’t check his Blueprint yet so I’m not 100% sure) is Contrast.

What this looks like in our relationship is me wanting and liking stability, while my husband, as soon as we accomplish one milestone or goal – he’s right on to the next one. I like to be in the likeness, enjoy my creations, while he needs to be constantly experiencing contrast to his environment.

So at times I honestly feel like he’s the rabbit and I’m the turtle in the Race of Rabbit and Turtle children’s story! He’s constantly racing from one thing to the next, while I take my time and really immerse myself in things. Not saying that I don’t create like a mofo too, I just like to take breathers and adjust once I reach a goal.

Anyways, previously this difference was baffling to me! Because I’m like – why can’t you just rest for a minute and enjoy what we’ve created?? But now that I understand his Contrast Soul makeup, it totally makes sense. At soul level it’s not comfortable for him to be in like resonance with things. He needs to experience the contrast.

And just to clarify – it’s not a being at odds with things contrast, it’s a recognizing the differences and being in harmony with them contrast. That being said, the bottom line is that he needs to have new goals to be working towards at all times.

I on the other hand enjoy seeing the same thing and am comfortable steeping myself in what I’ve created as it is without thinking about what’s going to come next.

The next step for me will be to figure out how to navigate these situations with the wisdom and insight I now have. Figuring out a way to honour both of the ways our Souls were designed :)

If you’d like to learn more about your Soul-level self, why not try a Soul Profile reading? You can book one here: Soul Profile Reading!

Why I Love Spirit Guide Coaching (and you should too!)

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I’m feeling all jazzed up about Spirit Guide Coaching right now. I’ve been alpha testing my new Spirit Guide Coaching program along with some amazing software that provides exquisite client support in between sessions.

Working with Spirit Guides is frickin’ awesome!

And this ain’t no airy fairy shit. This is a serious program for those serious about achieving their goals, feeling better and building the life they truly want.

It’s been incredibly neat to interact with people and their Spirit Guides on the reg. In the program we have sessions weekly or every other week, and it’s been a treat to see how much people can get clarity and take meaningful actions when they work with their Guides.

I’ve seen some awesome results and am so proud of my practice clients.

The program is very different for each client, which is so neat. But makes perfect sense. Each person is so different and has a Guide team specifically assigned to them to help them achieve their highest purpose in this lifetime, or whatever that person wants really.

Your Guides want the best for you, and they’re super happy whenever they get the chance to interact with you and help you in a more direct way. And who knows you better than your Inner Circle Guides? The ones who are assigned to you and only you for this lifetime…

Each session is like Christmas for me! I don’t know what to expect but I know I will love the surprise. Sometimes a client needs a guided meditation to facilitate clearing, sometimes their Guides ask a lot of questions to get them saying brilliant things that help them figure out next steps, sometimes Guides give massive to do lists.

Whatever comes through is perfect for the client. Speaking of which – massive thank you to each of my practice clients! You have been an inspiration and great help, I love everything you’re achieving through the program.

The regular sessions keep clients motivated and on track. It’s so easy, and I know I’ve done it myself too, to have great intentions after a healing session.

“Yes! I’m going to do X, Y and Z and nothing is going to stop me!” And then we stop ourselves… Life gets busy…

For people who are truly committed to changing their lives, this is the way to go. We work together with your Guides for 3 glorious months, so you start by getting a lot of clarity, then make changes, then ensure the changes stick when challenges come up. Instead of resorting to your old habit patterns, we reinforce the new good ones.

Ok now I’m going to geek out a little about the software : ) When you’re in the Spirit Guide Coaching program you get access to your own client portal:

  • There’s a client log in the portal that we use to communicate in between sessions – you can share wins and get help with stuck points.
  • There’s a Call Strategy form you use to get laser focused for each session and so we make the best use of your time on the calls.
  • There’s a Post-Session Recap form that enables you to process and really ground what came up in the session.
  • And much more!

So now maybe you can understand why I love Spirit Guide Coaching so much.

It’s going to enter the beta test phase soon at a hugely discounted price, so keep your eyes open for that!

Love and light,

Twyla

Post-Cleanse: Let it All Sink In…

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It is now Day 4 and my cleanse is over! I almost wanted to do the salt water flush this morning anyways though because I really found great benefit in it. Since I had no food in my stomach, it was able to clear out lingering crud. Hope that wasn’t TMI!

Last night a had a mini orange. This morning I had a mango smoothie with kefir and almond/coconut milk. So far not actually feeling so great today. I feel light and spacy…

During a session with a client yesterday though when I connected to their Spirit Guide team and brought in messages/guidance during the session, I felt very connected and in the flow. Info was just flowing out and I was going with it : ) So that was cool!

I wonder if I’m a little ungrounded though because of working in the Akashic Records while cleansing? The combo of not having heavy food in my system and being in that higher dimensional space… Yeah… It will be interesting to see how this day progresses.

Right now I do feel like things are still shifting for me. Often after I do a 10 meditation, when I come back there are a few days where I just need to be still. And I feel like that’s what is being called for now – stillness. Hermit crab time! It’s like things are processing in my body and I just need to carve out/allow that space for whatever is happening to happen.

I’m still thinking about that bean and cheese taco though… My amazing husband just got groceries ordered so he can make me, well, us, lol, a nice pasta for dinner tonight, so I’m looking forward to that! My portion size will likely be smaller than normal, but I know I will enjoy it immensely.

In conclusion – I am so very happy I participated in this group cleanse! I’ve never done a group cleanse before, and I found it very beneficial to have a cleanse moderator who was there to offer support.

I loved that Desiree provided a list of how to integrate food back in. It makes sense as I feel my mango smoothie is just sitting in my stomach, if I’d gone for the burrito first, that would have caused an even bigger backlog! Start with things to get digestion moving again.

I feel like journalling more today because a lot of stuff came up for me that was unexpected over this cleanse. Massive thank you to Desiree for all the work she did in organizing the cleanse! I’m looking forward to getting her channeled tones and codes tomorrow as I feel that will activate some things in me and also help everything integrate.

Day 3 – Reflections on the Value of Pausing

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Today is the third and final day of my master cleanse. I’m feeling very grateful to the organizer, Desiree, for making this happen and for all the info she’s provided over the 3 days.

I never really thought of cleansing as spiritual before, but it very much is. I’ve had some deep epiphanies during the cleanse. The biggest one for me was that my indecision and wishy washy-ness are really affecting certain areas of my life. I’m really questioning my path, and my dedication to my path. I hadn’t really stopped to assess how much I was giving to each area of my life, but I did that while cleansing, because that’s what came up for me to deal with and heal.

It’s so easy to charge in one direction without really thinking it through, or just go with the flow without pausing. That’s why pauses are so valuable. It’s time for evaluation. When there’s no eating, or the socializing that goes along with eating, these days have given me ample time for self reflection.

Energetically I feel lighter, so I know I’ve released some thing that way too. Not to mention physically. When the body is not taxed with digesting food, it’s really able to heal things that need healing. So I’m definitely feeling some healing going on for me internally too.

I feel like my body is in a healing spot today. I’m lower on energy than I was yesterday. I did not wake up at 4:30 again : ) And I felt like I could have slept past 6 a.m. easily.

One thing Desiree pointed out that I’ve done on previous cleanses was to ease back into food, not jump right back in. I’d been planning to cleanse all day today then go for a breakfast bean and cheese burrito tomorrow, but now I’m re-thinking that.

Should probably start introducing some different fluids and possibly fruits this evening.

There’s still one full day to go so it’s not over yet. But I’m already feeling better and very happy that I did this!

Day 2 of Master Cleanse

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This is Day 2 of the Master Cleanse for me. Day 1 was hard. I honestly wanted to quit because I was not able to function mentally up to any type of normal standard to be productive. Serious brain fog, headaches and body aches till I finally went to sleep.

That being said, this morning I woke up feeling great! At 4:30 a.m.! Went to sleep at 8:30, so that’s a solid 8 hours.

Day 2 is starting off better than Day 1. I put the correct amount of salt in my warm water – 2 tsp. Then, instead of sipping it for 30 minutes, I stood at the sink, closed my eyes, and chugged all 24 ounces down in about 5 minutes.

The tummy gurgles have started, which is a good sign.

Since fiber is what causes our bodies to expel waste, and when you’re doing the cleanse you’re not in-taking any fiber, the salt water flush helps with the expulsion. And it is optional. There is a laxative tea in the evening that is also optionsl too and that I’ve opted not to do. When I did this cleanse before I didn’t do the flush. I don’t think I knew about it actually before… But it makes sense to me now so that’s why I’m doing it.

At the end of the day I did do some journalling, nothing really deep came out, just a lot of complaining : ) It’s interesting to observe how my mind and body are so connected. When my body aches and whinges, so does my mind.

It was also interesting that Day 1 of the cleanse aligned with the healing session that my Energy Scan Certification Program had scheduled. So I was able to get some healing and clearing. Not sure if that added to the aches or helped with them…

Either way, I am feeling better today. I hope I made it through the hardest day. I’m excited at how good I’m feeling this morning and I’m looking forward to feeling even more clarity, cleanliness, and calm on Day 3!

As a little reminder to myself and to anyone reading, this is why cleansing is beneficial:

“Doing the master Cleanse will not only make you healthier, it will also lead to increases in energy levels, make you more able to get rid of bad habits, cleanse the body of harmful toxins, and promote weight loss through the increased energy levels and smoother, stronger metabolism rate that will accompany it. Truly, a detoxification diet essentially enables a person and their body a fresh, new start.”

Master Cleanse – Day 1

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It’s Day 1, hour 2 of this cleanse, and I already feel like shit. Headache, brain fog, to name a few of the not-so-pleasant things I’m feeling.

But before I get into the delightful cleansing details, a bit about why I do cleanses. I like to do cleanses once or twice a year. Sometimes I’ll do the pill ones, sometimes the master cleanse where it’s a do-it-yourself recipe. If I’ve been eating unhealthy I like longer cleanses – 21 days to 1 month – because I find they really help get rid of junk food cravings.

This master cleanse though is really about purifying and detoxifying my body, and subsequently my mind. I’ve been really feeling the need to get away for a silent meditation retreat, but that doesn’t seem to be possible right now, so clearing out my body is the next best thing.

My friend from back in Calgary, Desiree V, sent out an email about doing a group cleanse and so I jumped on the opportunity. She’s posted a lot of info about it here: http://cosmicjungle.weebly.com/blog/who-wants-to-do-a-three-day-lemon-cleanse-with-me

It’s an abbreviated version of the master cleanse and I like her reasoning for it – 3 days instead of 10 so as not to lose weight. I don’t need to lose any weight, so 3 is good for me too.

Now some info about the cleanse so far : )

I woke up excited to start the cleanse today, an excitement which would end the moment I took my first sip of salt water. That shit is nasty. I accidentally put 2 tbsp of salt in instead of 2 tsp, so it was even worse than it needed to be. I made the recommended 1 quart, but found I only could drink / needed 24 ounces. Good to know because tomorrow I can make less.

It took about 45 minutes for the flushing to start. That’s the purpose of the salt water – to flush everything out. Very effective, is all I’ll say. I’ll also say that I wouldn’t plan on leaving the house for the first 3 hours on cleanse days.

I also recall from previous cleanses that the first several days are the hardest. Adjusting to not eating is hard, and the release of toxins is hard. After that it gets easier and I remember feeling way better.

So hopefully my headache goes away soon… I do really like the taste of the lemon juice mix.

Cleanses are also times for introspection. So I’ll be doing some journalling and intention setting these next 3 days. I may keep chronicling tomorrow and the next day, we’ll see.