Lost childhood dreams

What career did you dream about as a child? Astronaut? Veterinarian? Ballerina? What play activities filled your days as a child? Baseball? Nature excursions? Piano practice? Are you currently still engaging in those fun childhood activities or, better yet, do you have the career that was part of your make believe world? If not, why?

It is amazing how something about our growing up process, schooling, religious upbringing and other influences can squash our childhood dreams. You may have heard “honey, you cannot turn your love of finger painting into a money-making career,” or “you may love baseball but you cannot make a living at it” and so on. Does any of this ring a bell? My question to you is what happened to your childhood dreams?

Our childhood dreams are a window into our higher self and what we are on this Earth to do. As children, we are more intimately connected to Source energy and our higher self than as most adults. So if you are in a job or life situation that is life draining, I encourage you to look back on your childhood dreams to gain insight on your true life path.

Nancy Drew BooksA few years ago when I thought back on what I loved as a child, I was surprised to realize that I have followed my childhood dreams. I grew up devouring Nancy Drew Mystery books. For several years, I believed that I was Nancy Drew, insisted that my family call me Nancy, and I would go through the neighborhood solving various mysteries. So I guess it’s no surprise that my education involved getting a law degree and my post-law school career involved being a prosecutor and solving crimes in the courtroom. When I think back on that career, I did follow my childhood dream.

Ballet shoesI was also a very creative child who spent my childhood and teenage years taking dance lessons, piano lessons, and gathering my friends together to produce dance recitals for the neighborhood. As a teenager, I had a strong desire to become a choreographer. I was really talented at choreography and was always creating dance routines whether it was in the dance studio, on the football field as a majorette, or dancing in my bedroom. Although a tragic knee injury ended my dancing career in high school, I did not give up dancing or choreography.

Greek SingAs a sophomore in college, I choreographed a singing/dancing routine for my sorority (Alpha Xi Delta) and our fraternity partner for our school’s annual Greek Songfest competition. We won for best costumes and best choreography that year!

Ballroom dance shoesAfter all of my schooling was finished and to help reduce the stress of being a prosecuting attorney, I was introduced to West Coast Swing and ballroom dancing. I had always wanted to learn ballroom dancing and I was a natural at it. In 2005, I actually competed in a West Coast Swing Pro-Am competition and came in 2nd place! However, due to the nature of leading a busy life and having little energy to battle DC area traffic to get to dances and lessons, I have not been dancing nearly as much as I desire. So this year, being a year of balance for me, I’m dusting off my dance shoes!

Earthing and groundAnd lastly, I was a rockhound as a child. I would collect rocks when I was out exploring the woods and park areas where I grew up. And each time I walked over to my grandparent’s house, I took my grandfather the prettiest rock along the way. So is it any wonder that I’m now a crystal healer?

So what childhood dream is missing from your life? And what are you going to do to bring it back? No matter how busy you are, inviting a childhood dream back into your life will reinvigorate you and drastically improve your vibration and energy. And you may suddenly find that a childhood dream can actually become a financially stable career for you!

Since I have shared two of my childhood dreams, I would love to hear from you what you want to bring back into your life. So leave me a comment or share on my Facebook page! And let’s support each other in bringing a little childhood back into our serious adult world.

Playfully yours,

Taking 2nd place at a West Coast Swing Pro-Am competition!
Taking 2nd place at a West Coast Swing Pro-Am competition!

 

 

About Allie Phillips:

Allie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation, or adjusting to the energy of our new world … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She holistically combines these methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. It worked for her and will work for you!  She particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.

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Finding Om

Do you have a difficult time turning your thoughts off at night? Do you wake up in the middle of the night worrying about something? Do you multi-task throughout the day and then feel exhausted? Are you becoming forgetful? If you answer yes to any of these, it’s time for you to find your Om!

Om is the most sacred mantra of them all. It is the sound of the Universe, and the sound resonates with the third eye chakra. I have found that the sound resonates with all of the chakras and provides deep healing.

It is important that we find time everyday to quiet our mind. When we don’t, we lead a frantic life! (Trust me, I speak from experience). Meditation unnerves many people, primarily because they cannot quiet their mind. They end up reciting their to do list in their mind, or listening to the judgmental ego and then give up on the process. But if you continue with it, even for just 5 minutes a day, you will quiet that busy mind and begin to tap in to your inner voice. Saying Om out loud will help you ease into a meditative state.

But if we do not give our mind rest each day, it will grow tired and stop being efficient. You may think that sleeping quiets the mind, but it doesn’t. The mind will slow it down, but is active at night. Without fail we give our bodies time to rest, so we need to give our mind time to rest.

When you schedule quiet time each day and calm your mind, reciting Om will provide immediate physical, mental and emotional calmness. You will tap into your higher self and begin to hear your inner voice that is encouraging, supportive and will never lead you down a wrong path. And you will begin to manifest better.

So this week, I am encouraging you to give meditation a chance. If you’ve never tried it, or tried it and felt unnerved, just find 5 minutes each day this week, go to a quiet place, get comfortable, close your eyes, breathe deeply and verbally recite Ommmmmm. Play some soothing meditation music to help with the silence (I have some of my favorite meditation CDs listed on my Recommended Products page). Keep at it and with each day it will get easier. If you are an active meditator, please post a comment to encourage others to give it a try!

The health benefits of meditating and reciting Om are enormous. No one wants to lead an unhealthy life; meditation and reciting Om is such a simple thing to do. It costs no money and takes very little time. And no matter how busy you are, you can find 5 minutes every day.

Check out these articles on the power of Om:

Your Brain on Om (US News and World Report)

Meditation: A simple, fast way to reduce stress (The Mayo Clinic)

Harvard Yoga Scientists find Proof of Meditation Benefit (Bloomberg)

Mindful Meditation Benefits: 20 benefits (Huffington Post)

 

Remember, simply saying Om will put you into a meditative state. Give it a try and let me know how it goes!

Om-fully yours,

Meditating at Loch Ness
Meditating at Loch Ness

 

 

About Allie:

Allie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation, or adjusting to the energy of our new world … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She holistically combines these methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. It worked for her and will work for you!  She particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.

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What’s your word for 2014?

BalanceHas anyone asked you what your word for 2014 is? Do you even know what your word for 2014 is? Do you even know what I’m talking about? 🙂

At the beginning of each year, I have a word that ruminates through my mind. This word is foretelling me what the year will be for me (or what it needs to be). For instance, 2011 was “new beginnings”, 2012 was “learning”, 2013 was “expansion” and 2014 is “balance.” What I have noticed is that my yearly word sometimes corresponds with my numerology chart. For example, 2011 was a one year for me (and one is about new beginnings). And at the end of each year, I reflect back on the word and it is precisely how my year unfolded.

So without thinking, what is the first word that pops into your head when you think about 2014? That word is YOUR word for the year! It’s your inner voice say “hey, this word is what you need to embrace … so let’s get to it!”

For me, balance is definitely my 2014 word because it seemed like all I did was work in 2013. Don’t get me wrong, almost all of the work that I do is amazing and joyful and I love doing it (some of the administrative work is not so much). It was work that needed to get done. I have so many plates spinning in the air at all times between my healing/coaching work, my animal protection work, creating new classes, writing writing and more writing, and then trying to have a little time just for me. My to-do list is endless and I keep adding to it because my creative juices are on Red Bull right now. So I could literally work every minute that I am not sleeping. And some days, that’s what I do. But that’s not good for my energy and eventually I get energetically zapped.

Me competing at a West Coast Swing competition (and took 2nd place!)
Me competing at a West Coast Swing competition (and took 2nd place!)

So 2014 is about balance whether I like it or not! So I’m going to take more trips that are just for fun, I’m going to dive back in to my ballroom dancing, and I’m going to spend much more time with people who mean so much to me. All work and no play makes for neglected dance shoes!

On Sunday, I asked my Facebook friends what their word for 2014 was and received these great answers: abundance, adventure, awesome, balanced, blessed, forgiveness, freedom, ground-breaking, happiness, harmony, hope, love, natural, onward, peace, potential, prosperous, self-discovery, success, within.

So if you do not have a word, grab the first word that comes to mind when you ask “what is my word for 2014.” Whatever word comes to mind is your word; it’s the word of what will help you live your best life this year. And then honor that word.

If you want to share your word, feel free to post a comment here or go to my Facebook page and comment!

Happy 2014 from Balanced Allie!

Me xmas walk

 

 

About Allie:

Allie is a unique combination of self-empowerment coach (Certified Law of Attraction Counselor and Life Coach), energy therapist (Usui Reiki Master-Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Master-Instructor, and Advanced Crystal Master), award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Whether it’s wanting more freedom, creativity, loving relationships, financial security, wellbeing, relaxation, or adjusting to the energy of our new world … she looks at each person and animal holistically and creates a well-being plan. She holistically combines these methods to help people gain control of their lives and to help animals live with comfort in our hectic world. It worked for her and will work for you!  She particularly loves helping our animal companions because for those of us who have them grace our worlds, they are our soul mates.

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