Stop and Marvel at the Wonder that is YOU!

Stop and Marvel at the Wonder that is YOU!

“When you know yourself, you are empowered, when you accept yourself, you are invincible.” ~ Tina Lifford

I admit I love inspirational posts on FB, Twitter and Pinterest.  There are days I get carried away sharing stuff that is motivational or inspiring.  This is one of those posts.  I like the simplicity of the list of how to build your confidence.

Self-confidence is important; we need to have confidence to create an empowered life.  Self-esteem is actually different than self-confidence.  It is recognizing you have value and that you have deep worth, to hold yourself in high honor.  Confidence means you believe you can do things.  Esteem means you are worth loving even if you do nothing.  It is recognizing who you really are, a masterpiece.

We all came into these bodies as pure divine love, somehow the muck of our experiences in this body and what others have told us, makes us forget that.  We are amazing works of art, masterpieces.

As I am writing this I was thinking of the word masterpiece.  We were pieced together by the Master creator.  Every thread of character carefully chosen, every fiber of temperament mindfully selected.  As each feature of our body was deliberately chiseled by the Master’s hand, we were created perfectly.

Who you are is worthy of being valued and esteemed (held in high honor).  So it is great to have self-confidence but even more amazing is truly having self-esteem.  When you accept yourself and celebrate yourself then you are invincible.

My Challenge:  Write down three things about yourself that are part of who you are and not what you do that are amazing works of the master, and thank him for creating you so wonderfully.  Keep writing the list is endless.

Namaste,
Maria Elena Escobar

I Promise Me to Be the Best Me Today

I Promise Me to Be the Best Me Today

I Promise to Best Me Today

The other day I read the book, The Four Agreements written by, Don Miguel Ruiz.  They are four simple principles that you commit yourself to live by, freeing you from the tyranny of ego.  He doesn’t actually use the word ego but essentially anything that causes us to make choices from fear and not love, resides in the ego. As Dr. Wayne Dyer always says, ego is an acronym for Edging God Out.  We are created to be connected to God and to live a life of love.  If you follow these agreements you will live from love and not fear.

One of the four agreements that resonated with me is be impeccable with your word.  The agreements are a contract you make with yourself.  I am committed to being in integrity, saying what I mean, honoring my commitments and choosing my words carefully.  Words are powerful, they create our experience.

This particular agreement has historically been challenging for me, especially when it comes to keeping my word to myself.  My past, including yesterday, is replete with examples of me making promises to myself or making commitments and flaking. But I am not that person, I can make different choices today.  It may be a challenge to change but challenges are what make life interesting so I am going to do what I say I am going to do, even if it hurts.

Words have power so I am going to remember to think before I speak to make sure what I am saying is beneficial and coming from a place of love.  I have this picture on my wall it has the acronym THINK, it says:

Before you Speak THINK:

T-is it True?

H– is it Helpful?

I– is it Inspiring?

N– is it Necessary?

K– is it Kind?

I don’t have to act the way I used to, even if I messed up yesterday, today is a new chance to try again!  I don’t have to be a prisoner of the past, I can be a pioneer of the future and forge new ground.

So I am sharing this with you my fellow travelers.  I am committed to making this my strength.  Below is a summary of the four agreements, which one resonates with you?  What are you willing to commit to do?

(Note: I found this on Facebook so whoever wrote it thank you.)

 

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In case hard to read it says:

1. BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD

a. Speak with integrity.

b. Say only what you mean.

c. Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others.

d. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.

2. DON’T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY

a. Nothing others do is because of you.

b. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream.

c. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

3. DON’T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS

a. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want.

b. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama.

c. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

4. ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST

a. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy opposed to when you are sick.

b. Under any circumstances, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

Share what you are going to commit to; I would love to hear it.

Namaste,

Maria Elena

Wonderful Things Happen When You Believe

Wonderful Things Happen When You Believe

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“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”

~ Carl Gustav Jung

When I look at this picture I think of surrender.  Her arms open waiting expectantly for her heart’s desire.  When we surrender it is not tight held fists raging against the sky, instead it is open arms waiting for our miracle to happen.

I think that is when we love God the most and when he feels it the most.  When we stop and recognize that within us is all that we need, we become empowered.  We are connected to the source of all creation and when we love and trust the Divine Love that created all things, we are free.  Love always trusts.

The greatest act of love is faith.  Stop looking at the surface temporary things and look at the eternal things within your reach, right inside of you.  When you surrender with open arms, wait expectantly for miracles to occur.

My Challenge: Find something in your life you want to get rid of and choose to surrender.  Maybe it is something that is not working and you need to let it go.  Open wide your arms (literally) and say, I surrender to a power greater than I.  Wait expectantly for your miracle.

Namaste,
Maria Elena Escobar

Are You Ready to Live Life on Purpose?

Are You Ready to Live Life on Purpose?

“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”

~ Gail Devers

I just got back from a conference in Florida, Emerge 2.0.  It was challenging, I pushed myself harder than I thought I could.  I learned so much but the big take a way’s for me were to show up in your life and to take decisive action.  It was a theme throughout the conference.

When I returned I found out that one of my dearest friends passed on the day of my return.  She was the most enlightened loving person I’ve ever met.  We’ve been playing phone tag for the last month or so and I never got to say good-bye.  I know that she is shinning bright because she really lived her authentic life, she was light.

I’ve been mentioning in my last few blog posts that I was signing up people for my Living on Purpose Group.  When you lose someone you love like that you realize that time is a luxury that none of us have.  If not now then when?

There will never be a perfect time when all your ducks are in a row.  You have to go for your dreams now, today because you don’t know you have tomorrow.  Our biggest regret will be the things left undone not the things we did.

What are you waiting for?  Are you ready to make the climb and go for it?  There will always be another mountain.

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If you’re feeling like there has to be more than this or you don’t know what your purpose is but you really are ready to find out this is the right group for you.  If you know what your here for but need help figuring out how to get there this is the right group for you.

Since it is my birthday week and I believe God gave me as a gift of love that day, there is a 50% off birthday reduction as my gift back to you until Monday, Sept. 14th 2015

I started the Living on Purpose Group to create a space for people to live bigger, juicier and empowered lives.  I want to help people step out of their comfort zone and break off the chains of limiting beliefs that keep them stuck in lives that are not fulfilling.  I hear so many people just working jobs to pay the bills but not living their purpose, feeling their life’s are empty and wanting more.  Well here it is a chance to really make it happen.

The next Living on Purpose Group starts in October 2015.  There are limited spaces available so please check this out quickly and then take action.  Only through action will your life ever become what it was meant to be.

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Here are the details:
Through group coaching exercises, Personalized Strategy Sessions, use of proven tools & techniques, discussion, email support/assignments and the support of the group, you will begin creating an authentic and fulfilling life.

Click link to learn the details for the Living on Purpose Group and I hope you join me for this life changing program.

http://bit.ly/TheLivingOnPurposeGroup

My Challenge: Take a moment to check it out you have nothing to lose, what if this is exactly what you’ve been looking for.  I know I recently took some major leaps of faith to create the life I want.  I believe if you leap God will give you wings.  You deserve to live a fulfilled life.  Give yourself that gift.

Namaste,

Maria Elena Escobar

What Would You Do If You Knew You Couldn’t Fail?

What Would You Do If You Knew You Couldn’t Fail?

“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive about what could go right.”

~ Kushandwizdom

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?

I love this song, “If I Were Brave” by, Jana Stanfield.  I’ve been talking a lot lately about stepping out our comfort zone, dreaming and taking risks.  I was thinking about fear this morning.

I’m going to be real.  I haven’t got it perfectly all together, I’m a work in progress just like you.  I take my Prozac one pill at at time just like everyone else, just kidding. I take my days one day at a time, some are rocking awesome, some mehh.  But I learn, I grow.

Yesterday was a growing kinda day.  Started strong.  Morning rocked. But as the day progressed I kind of lost the wind in my sails and the get up and go had got up and gone.  I was thinking about it this morning and I started doing the attributing stressers to why I reacted the way I did dance, ie. I shut down at 3:34 pm because … happened and I felt… excuse____.  You know what I mean?

As I examined the day, each time I thought of a reason why my day did not go as planned, I found myself saying to myself that’s just an excuse, you had a choice.  Yeah that happened but you could’ve done… and then I thought of a bunch of more positive ways of dealing with the same situation that I could’ve chosen instead that would’ve given me an amazing day.  Hind sight being 20/20 and all.

“I have a free will, and there is nothing I need to avoid. I will refrain from using any excuses to justify my avoidance behavior.”

~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

So what does any of this have to do with the quote I gave in the beginning of the blog post.  Well I was telling someone today not to focus on the problems but to focus on the solutions.

The real power is there, if you focus on the solution you have something you can DO about it, if you focus on the problem then you just feel bad and who does that help. We have choice, it’s a cool thing!

When you keep talking about your problem you’re anchoring it.  When you trust God to take care of it, by letting go and letting God and by focusing on what you can DO you’ll feel EMPOWERED.

And since my blog is about LOVE and EMPOWERMENT it fits in.

You can focus on what is wrong such as so and so did x to me, or I am in this situation, but the truth is the more you focus on the problem the more the problem continues.

If you put as much ENERGY focusing on DOING something different and focusing on what you can do, THE SOLUTION, even if it is hard, even if is scary, even if it seems impossible, then you will create a whole new energy and the Universe will open up possibilities you can’t even imagine.

It’s like you are stuck in a dark tunnel.  On the other end there is  tiny light.  It seems like the light is small and dim and hard to find but it’s your only hope.

You can stand there complaining you’re “stuck” in a dark tunnel and that’s where you’ll stay.

You can focus on the darkness and bounce off the walls.

Or you can focus with all your might on the tiny light no matter how scary it is and you can move towards it one baby step at a time.

What will happen? Eventually you will reach the light.

Hopefully the light is the exit to the tunnel; if not then you may have a whole new challenge to undertake.

Thank God, you’ve discovered what how brave you are and what you are capable of if you persist in your path.

“If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

~ Henry David Thoreau

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I love this quote.  Pretty much anything by Emerson is gold.  It is part of my wake up wall.

When I wake up the side I face has all these pictures and my vision board to remind my intention in the world whether I feel like it that day or not.  It helps get me there.  I have all kinds of things on love and gratitude and just the word thank you which I have been trying to say first thing when I wake up, work in progress remember.

The point is, this picture pretty much sums it up.

Are you going to be positive or negative?

It is a whole lot easier to be brave when you think you’re going to succeed.  If you think you’re not going to fail you will try anything.

I used to walk into interviews after praying and say, “I got this my Daddy owns this place”, me + God = a majority.  You can’t fail.

So what would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?  What would you do if you were brave?  Comment below I would love to know.

My Challenge: Choose something that scares you but you’ve always wanted to do and just do it!

And stop focusing on your problems, God’s got this.

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you thing you think you cannot do.”

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

(She also said – I would love to spend a day with her)

“Do one thing each day that scares you”

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Namaste,

Maria Elena

P.S. I just want to remind you that I am signing up people for the “Living on Purpose” program beginning in September if you’re interested contact me at mariaelena@theempoweringloveproject.com

I am glad I ate that frog today

I am glad I ate that frog today

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Procrastination is attitude’s natural assassin. There’s nothing so fatiguing as an uncompleted task.

Today I did something that I have been putting off for a long time and it was so empowering and life changing.  I cannot tell you how grateful I am that I took that step.  I decided that I needed to make some changes and I took the first leap even though it was hard and scary and hurt it was worth it.

What have you been putting off?

What has been on your to do list over and over?

Isn’t it time to check it off?

Watch this 1 and half minute video it will change your mind about procrastination.

 

Video from simpletruths.com

I hope you eat that frog today and find another juicy one tomorrow.

Life rewards action!

Namaste,

Maria Elena