Dreams can come true

November is here and excitement is filling my heart and soul for all the amazing opportunities and adventures that lay before me.

Tomorrow morning, Don and I leave with 16 lovely souls for our Cuba Yoga & Meditation retreat. We are so excited to share space in this beautiful country once more and to feel the warm sun on our skin and sand between our toes! Then, the day after we bring the group back to Canada, we take off again to go to Belize, the country where we are planning to set up a home base for future winters to come.

Is it possible that dreams do come true? What is my secret to living my best life? These are questions I get asked all the time. Or my favourite…do you ever stay home? 😂

If you would have told me 10 years ago that I would be an entrepreneur with a successful holistic business, I would have laughed in your face. I was not in a good place then to even see what 10 years out could look like, so no way would I have believed that pipe dreams and deep yearnings for a better life could even happen.

But then a life changing moment happened and everything changed. Now, for the past 7 years, I have worked hard to build my business and work on myself, mind, body and soul. It takes a whole lot of personal development to be able to change the rigid mindset that gets installed as we grow up. I had to learn how to dream big, not get lost in the how and keep working towards the goal.

In our society, there are those who believe that stability comes from working a job we hate because it pays the bills. Where going into debt to have a big fancy house and new cars is completely normal. Where being an entrepreneur is risky and a bad choice when raising a family. I had to really fight against those old debilitating beliefs and had to create and BELIEV in new ones. I began building a life that I wanted to live for myself, for Don and especially for our 2 amazing kids. To show them that they too can do anything they want as long as they are willing to put in the effort and time.

Some key elements that I practice to help me along the path:
Meditate every day
Move my body every day
Practice deep gratitude for all the blessings in my life
Practice the 4 Agreements
Read books to help me along on my journey
Vision Boards – yes, plural
Affirmations
Surrounding myself with amazing people
Saying yes even when fear wants me to say no

I want you to know that, yes, dreams do come true if you are willing and open to work for them at all levels. Do you have a dream? What are you willing to do to achieve that dream? Can I support you in any way? I am always here to offer guidance…I am just a text, email or Facebook message away!

May you all have a happy and blessed November!

And, I will do my best to bring back some sunshine!

Love & Light
Michelle

A Return to Oneself

A return to oneself…I love this…I have been actively working on this for the past couple of years. It has been a slow and mindful practice as it took over 40 years to create the turmoil within.
 
I have been slowly dismantling the expectations, ideas and limitations that others have placed on me so that I may unfurl into the perfect bloom that I am. This takes time as change, even good change, can be scary and the ego mind doesn’t like it much. However, it is possible…I am living proof!
 
I did at one time feel lost, very small and very ineffective in supporting others and especially myself. I felt like a failure due to not meeting the expectations of others or playing the vicious comparison game with myself always falling short.
 
In fact, once I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, I even had people in my life, close people, tell me it is all in my head, or that I was not doing something right and that it was my fault. Sadly, I believed them for a while and it pushed me into the depths of depression…I knew then that changes were needed and they were needed asap.
 
So I I removed toxic relationships and experiences out of my life. This was not easy and still to this day, I am sure there are people unaware that I even did this. I regained my confidence to be unabashedly me and I stepped into my power to support myself and others on a whole new level, a level that I am so proud of and humbled to be able to do.
 
Today, I find myself happy with who I am and how I show up in the world. I still have work to do as we are all “Works in Progress” and the work will never be done as it is truly a journey to the soul. With life experiences and people impacting our thoughts, our bodies and so our lives, it is ok to be on a continued remodel as one navigates what works and what doesn’t. The beauty of this is that we get to figure this out and then decide what is the best path for us….and we can change our minds.
 
I know I have angered and frustrated people and I am sorry for that as I never intend to purposely hurt anyone. From my studies of the 4 Agreements, I realized that their pain, discomfort and/or anger is actually not about me, and in fact, it is all about themselves. Some people use and or manipulate (intentionally and unintentionally) others as a way of making themselves feel better about who they are. To them I send love and hope that they see that the only person they need to put effort into is themselves. Happiness always comes from within, never external sources.
 
So on this beautiful Sunday morning, I am sending out love, light, peace, compassion and forgiveness to all who need it. And for anyone reading this post, may you find the courage to step into your light, your power and to set up clear boundaries to ensure that you can be the best version of you always. Remember, who you surround yourself with impacts who you are, how you feel and how you show up in the world. May your circle of peeps be AMZING EARTH ANGELS THAT LIFT YOU UP, LOVE YOU FOR YOU AND BE A MIRROR FOR YOU TO SEE JUST HOW SPECIAL AND WONDERFUL YOU ARE. 💖🙏🏽💖

Happy Thanksgiving!

Canadian Thanksgiving weekend is here. Yesterday, today and tomorrow many people will gather with family and friends over lovingly cooked meals to celebrate Thanksgiving. This is a time of year that we express gratitude for what Mother Earth has provided from the harvests and for those who touch our lives.
 
It is during this time of year that I take time to really see all the blessings in my life. All the people, opportunities, possibilities and experiences that I am so grateful for. For all the unconditional love and support that has been given to me in so many ways but especially when I struggle with depression, chronic pain and the constant battle with my Fibromyalgia. For those who support my Holistic Business, who attend my classes, workshops, retreats and purchase my essential oil. I am humbled by the kindness and generosity I receive from others.
 
I also take time to tell those who are so important to me how much I love and appreciate them; Without them, I would not be the woman I am today; a woman I am proud to be, flaws and all and a constant work in progress. These amazing Earth Angels have helped shape me by providing opportunities to learn invaluable lessons of love, forgiveness, respect, and compassion for myself and others.
 
If you are reading this post, please know that you are one of the many Earth Angels I am so dearly blessed with and grateful for. You make my world better. Your light, your energy and your spirit are so needed in this world. Don’t be afraid to shine bright and if you need and support in doing so, please don’t hesitate to ask.
 
We all have so much to be grateful for today and always.
 
From my family to yours, Happy Thanks giving!

People Pleasing

For the past couple of months, I have worked on letting go of expectations, fear, judgements, old beliefs and relationships that no longer serve me. I also worked on clearing my space and my mind of old paradigms, thoughts and stuff. I know something has shifted and that this is all working, as my life has a lighter more peaceful experience to it and is drama free!
All this work has helped me figure out who I am, what I want (and don’t want), where I want to go and how I want to show up in this amazing world. I have realized that for a long time, I have done things and acted a certain way to please other people. I allowed other people’s stories and dramas to dictate my life and how I showed up in it. I now see many time where patterns, knee-jerk reactions and ignoring gut instincts happened and caused me personal distress. I would put on the appropriate mask and act a particular way to not make other people feel uncomfortable at the expense of my own feelings and opinions. I was not the authentic me and that really bothers me. Not cool!
This summer, I am making the conscious and sometimes challenging choice to not people please. It is way harder than I thought as I have already had opportunity to practice this. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that I am no longer going to support and be there for people. I couldn’t stop that even if I tried; it’s wired in my DNA to be there for others. What I am saying is that I am only going to show up and be there for people when I know I can be the 100%, authentic me and if that bothers people, I have to let that go (and maybe even them). I can’t be everything to everybody and I have learned, that no matter how hard I try, I can’t please everybody. I will be going to bed each night proud of what I accomplished that day and how I showed up to serve. That feels good just typing it out and now you are all my witness to this agreement with self.

How are you showing up in your life? Shoot me a message or email; I would love to hear from you!
Love & Light
Michelle

New Journeys and Opportunities

This year has been amazing this far. I have learned so much about myself and I turned 40!

I have embarked on yet another path, where I have jumped in whole heartedly into the world of essential oils. The option of having a natural solution to so many ailments is wonderful. As my body begins to detox and release all the toxins that I have been hoarding, I begin to feel lighter, airy almost. I notice that I am much more sensitive to things…or perhaps it is that I am more more aware…my allergies have been extremely manageable, and I haven’t taken a single medication for it! Thank you lemon, lavender and peppermint!

Because of this renewed love affair, I have been sharing my discoveries with family and friends, and really any one who will listen to me. The result, I have created another aspect of my business, which so nicely flows into my existing work. So much so, that I now incorporate essential oils into 2 of my weekly classes and use the oils to enhance my own personal meditation practice as well as help others too.

When you believe in what you are doing, there are no boundaries, when you believe in yourself, the solar system is the limit!

Essential Oils

Pure Essential Oils can be difficult to find but their natural benefits are amazing.

I am so happy to be an Essential Oil Wellness Advocate with doTERRA oils. Their oils are so pure that most can be ingested to enhance their therapeutic quality even more.

I am passionate about using essential oils to replace chemicals and toxins from my environment and I would love to share that knowledge with you.

I offer free essential oil classes at the YogaPath Home Studio but can also come to your home or business to share this info as well.

Please contact me at yogapath8@gmail.com to book a class today!

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