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grow and learn with intuitionThe last couple months I haven’t been on the blogging scene.  I know this goes against common “marketing” practices, however what I have found for myself is that I go through cycles of what I call “cocooning.”  Sure, I could force myself to write during these times, but since I’m all about listening to my intuition, that would kinda go against the grain of what I believe.

Here’s what I’ve come to learn and know.  What it means during these times where I just don’t feel quite as inspired to be sending out blogs, I have always been in a period of growth and learning.   Sometimes it’s a result of something that has happened within my life and I need time to process and understand (not in a traumatic way…it can be something very simple to trigger greater clarity).  Other times it comes from a shifting on the inside…and I’m not always entirely sure where it’s coming from.  BUT I do trust it’s leading me somewhere even better!

By allowing myself the time to let it all just sink in without the pressure of having to stick to some sort of self-imposed timeline, I come back to my writing with more clarity, purpose, and a deeper understanding…which I then get to share with you!  See…it’s really a win-win!!!

BUT just because I haven’t been on the blogging scene, doesn’t mean I haven’t been on the creating scene!  I’ve had several things going on behind the scenes, one of which had been an ebook I had collaborated and put together called The Soulful Parent: How to Nurture Your Child’s True Self and Set the Stage for Growth, Success, and Fulfillment.  If you haven’t got your hands on this ebook yet, click on the image to GRAB YOUR FREE COPY NOW:

The Soulful Parent eBook

So, with that said, I’m feeling inspired and excited to see the unfolding of the rest of our story. Stay tuned…

PS.  I’VE MOVED!!!  I have set up my blog in a new location, so I’d love for you to move with me to my new location. By signing up to receive the above ebook will also ensure that you receive my new blogs.  My new location is http://www.absoluteawareness.ca/blog/.

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Trisha SavoiaTrisha Savoia is founder/owner of Absolute Awareness, and creator of the The Integrity Code, and The Soulful Parent Programs. Through her programs, writing, and speaking she uses her skills, experience, and intuition as a mother, teacher, and Clinical Hypnotherapist to help guide parents to recover their true selves and their intuition, while at the same time learn how to parent so their children can do the same.

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Great advice, BUT sometimes this piece of wisdom is easier said than done…without some guidance. WHY? Because we have become so wrapped up in our own stories that we often have bought into them hook, line, and sinker.

 

I know for many years this was true for me.

-I believed my story that it was very important to put “obligations” and others needs above my own…because if I didn’t people may not like and accept me.

-I believed my story that it was better to follow the safer path…because going the path less travelled was risky, scary, and who knew what could happen?!

-I believed my story that I liked being busy…because I didn’t know any other way, and was needing something to fill the void.

-I believed my story that by buying brands names and the “in” items somehow made me “belong”…because everyone else was doing it.

-I believed my story that I was stuck and a victim of my circumstances…because I never understood the bigger picture.

 

Once I challenged my stories and my beliefs, and began to choose what was right for me is when I stepped into being who I truly am.

 

What stories can you challenge about yourself and step into being your true self?

Trisha Savoia is founder/owner of Absolute Awareness, and creator of the The Integrity Code, and The Soulful Parent Programs.  Through her programs, writing, and speaking she uses her skills, experience, and intuition as a mother, teacher, Clinical Hypnotherapist, and Entrepreneur to help guide moms to recover their true selves and their intuition, while at the same time learn how to parent so their children can do the same.

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Well, I’m back into the swing of things! I had decided to take the summer off, and for those of you who read my June blog, I had shared how I felt I needed to follow my gut and take time to focus on just enjoying my kids without having the continual pull to always “be working.”  Last summer I really struggled with this.  Part of me felt I “should” be with my kids, but another part of me felt I “should” be working.  This lead to me not fully enjoying or being in the moment when I was doing either.

This summer I decided I would not to do the same.  It wasn’t fair to my kids, and it wasn’t fair to my peace of mind.  So with that in mind, I took a look at my priorities and being with my kids was top dog.  As much as it scared me to let go of actively working in my business throughout the summer months (except for seeing clients), I had a hunch that that was exactly what I needed.

In all honesty, the need to slow down with my marketing and development started in May.  This felt way too early to be winding down, so I admittedly resisted it for the first bit.  As the feeling continued into June, a little anxiety started to creep in.  By the end of June I was actually starting to wonder if I was ever going to have the urge to work again.  What’s the deal?!

BUT, from past experience I did know that when I let go and trust (which took me awhile to build…and is in constant growth), eventually things turn around.  Ideas, motivation and energy would kick in giving me what I needed to forge ahead with a lot more ease then when I was determined to struggle against my fear of not “doing.”

The push to be busy and productive at all times is a deeply engrained belief in many of us, and living in such a fast paced society does nothing to curb it.  But the truth of the matter is that there is a natural rhythm to life, and when we develop our intuitive sense to the point of knowing how to listen to these cycles, our life becomes a whole lot easier.

There is a time for “doing,” and a time for “being,” and neither of these are typically on the time schedule that we try to set for it.  As much as our conscious mind tries to dictate what we need when, fact is we can’t be in full control of the rhythm of our lives.  When we get rigid and try to is when the struggle creeps in. All we can do is listen and trust, which allows for us to live in ease versus struggle.  When we do this, any action we take becomes that of joy.

By allowing myself the time I needed, I was pleasantly surprised when I was hit with the inspiration to complete a program I had on my mind for quite some time.  Not only was I hit with inspiration, I was also given the time to complete it.  And in the time I was given to complete the program, I found that everything fell into place nicely.  Ideas for implementation and organization; people and resources I needed came my way.

Letting go of my attachment to when things “should” get done, I also found that things I hoped to catch up on during the summer, but wasn’t feeling motivation at all to do, actually eventually got done as well.  Things such as updating my kids school books, organizing, printing, and putting photos into albums, cleaning my office….  Once I let go and thought “oh, they’ll get done when they get done,” the resistance was gone, and I eventually completed everything that I had set the intention to.

Now, I know some of you reading this may be thinking, “Well, that’s nice for you, but that isn’t realistic in my case. I don’t have the freedom to take a break when I need one.  I have deadlines to meet, set hours to work, activities to take my kids to” …or whatever your situation may be.  Believe me, I get what it feels like to feel like I don’t have control over my own life.  I was there for many years, feeling I was stuck, and even resentful when I’d hear of others seemingly “free” lives.

But I’m here to tell you, as well as possibly challenge your long-standing beliefs, that we don’t have to be victim to our circumstances.  Through choices and intentions we have the power to create desired shifts in our lives.  They only need to start out as baby steps, but each step changes the trajectory of where your life is heading.  And I am a firm believer that knowing and understanding who we are, as well as opening up to our intuitive sense (which helps us listen to the rhythm of our life) is the key to unlocking the life we truly want. 

If you are ready and willing to start making some of the shifts needed to live a life of more freedom, fulfillment, meaning, and joy, I’d love to be your guide!

Trisha Savoia is founder/owner of Absolute Awareness, and creator of the The Integrity Code, and The Soulful Parent Programs.  Through her programs, writing, and speaking she uses her skills, experience, and intuition as a mother, teacher, Clinical Hypnotherapist, and Entrepreneur to help guide moms to recover their true selves and their intuition, while at the same time learn how to parent so their children can do the same.

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UNEXPECTED GIFTS FROM A GETAWAY

One of my take aways from my trip to Banff (click here for the first 5 parts) was to question more deeply what it really means to be in balance.  I have learned from my own experience that is not reasonable to expect that every single day is going to be perfectly in balance, or that there will always be equal time spent between work, activities, and family.  So then, what does it mean?  This is how I have come to understand it:

 

I believe that we need to relate balance to the balance of nature.  Everything in life has an ebb and a flow, and so will be the same when it comes to creating balance within our life.  We would drive ourselves crazy if we insisted on everything being in equal parts in all areas of our lives at all times.

 

If you look at the cycles of nature there is a time for action, and a time for rest.  This can easily be illustrated in the life of a caterpillar, or the changing of seasons.  Taking the example of seasons – the spring is a time of action, planting the seeds; the summer is a time to enjoy and receive the abundance of beauty that has come to life through the action of it being planted; fall is a time of slowing down and giving back; winter is a time to rest and hibernate, where on the surface it appears for the most part dormant however underneath it all there is activity that goes unnoticed to the naked eye.

 

If we can relate our own lives to the cycle of nature, it becomes apparent that we have our own cycle of action and rest, and our job lies in our ability to listen to when we need to make that transition…and the way to make those transitions easier is to become fully in tune with our emotions…our intuition.

 

Understanding that our lives emulate that of nature, knowing there is always an ebb and a flow, we can let go of the guilt and the rigidity we put on ourselves to have everything “just so.”

 

Relating this to my experience in Banff, what I now realize is that I was fully aware that I was transitioning from a time of action into a time of rest, however my ego mind was still trying to grasp on to the belief that being productive is important, and that the more I do the further I get.  Even though on a conscious level, I know that that only leads to burn out, there was a part of me that was a little afraid to completely let go.

 

With a little coaxing through self-talk I thankfully gave myself permission to be in a state of rest knowing full well that this state is needed if I am to continue thriving instead of just surviving.

 

Taking this beyond my Banffexperience, the same applies in my everyday life, both personal and professional.  I find I go through times of being very sociable and have a desire to be around people, but then a time always comes of needing my own space and solitude.  This applies for children as well.  So often we have them in such structured schedules, thinking this is a great way to provide opportunity and growth, but they also abide by the cycles of nature and need time and space of their own.  Not allowing this is when we begin to see changes in their behaviour.

 

I believe the key to creating balance in our life is to really listen to what our needs are in the moment and follow that.  If you feel the need to let go of the household duties for a few days, honour that; the house won’t fall apart.  If you feel the need to be with friends, honour that.  If you feel the need to clean the storage room, honour that.  If you feel the need to spend some extra time on work related tasks, honour that.  All the while knowing that by listening, it will always come back into balance.

 

For me, I can feel when the cycle has already changed and I am very aware that its time to switch gears, but my greater learning is now really listening to the need to change before the transition begins, so that I can flow more easily as the seasons change.  This is the problem I encountered with my getaway.  I knew it was time to switch gears, but I wasn’t listening to it as it was approaching, so when the time came to relax I was in a bit of a resistance mode.

 

One thing I want to make clear before coming to an end is that as with winter, which is a time of rest, there is still some action occuring, however it happens with a calmness behind it.  So, when I say it is time to relax I do not mean that all things come to a halt…we are still to take any inspired action we receive, however still allow ourselves to relax to a slower pace.

 

And one final note that I wanted to include is that I had a desire for my getaway to “hopefully” also allow me to “get ahead of the game” with my writing, and during my entire 3 days there I was never hit with any inspiring ideas to write about.  HOWEVER, after giving myself the pleasure of enjoying the reminder of my time there and to enjoy my third day of pampering unrestricted, the end result was that I ended up with what I feel is great writing material (okay, I’m a little biased!) in the form of this 6 part series!  Now, how cool is that?!!!

 

So to sum up, balance isn’t so much about balancing all aspects of your life equally, but is a matter of listening to your intuition of what is needed in each moment.  By listening, trusting, and following you will always feel balanced in body, mind and soul.

 

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Trisha Savoia is founder/owner of Absolute Awareness, and creator of the Moms Who Want More Program.  Through her programs, writing, and speaking she uses her skills and experience as a mother, teacher, & Clinical Hypnotherapist to mentor moms who want more out of their lives – mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.  She teaches moms how to slow down, peel away the layers to find their true selves, and to listen to their intuitive sense so that they can create a sense of fulfillment, meaning, and happiness in their lives.

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