Widen your perspective, receive more

Create a visionI was driving home after a beautiful walk along the river on my favorite campus (Michigan State) when I was scanning my SiriusXM radio and stopped on a channel. It was a talk about widening our containers, our perspective, so that we can receive more.

This message really struck a cord with me because all year (and for the past few years) I’ve been widening my perspective and experiencing the growing pains and joys that come with it. Widening your container or perspective is about looking at where you are in all aspects of your life (personal, spiritual, finance, work, health, etc.) and then reaching further to make it even better. It’s proactive rather than reactive. So if you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, do one thing today to improve your physical wellbeing and keep doing it. If you’re fed up with your boss/job, then take a step towards finding and doing your passion career and do it everyday. If you’re financially or spiritually broke, make a decision to learn what you need to do to become financially or spiritually abundant and keep doing it. Widening the container is not a one time event, it’s a process. The process is called life. Yet I find that most people (and I’ve been there at times) are satisfied with being dissatisfied. And that’s not right.

But here’s the glitch about that container: When we ask for more in our lives but don’t have the space to accommodate more, we end up pushing away the exact thing that we want. What???? We don’t do this intentionally; it’s a subconscious reaction built on a belief system that we’re not entitled to more than what we have. Everyday we push our desires and dreams away because we often go through life thinking small, not believing that we deserve more than what we have, and being taught to be grateful for what we have (and hence, don’t ask for more). Who came up with those crappy rules? Your life and what’s in it is exactly as big as your container and what you can fit in it. Small perspective creates a small container and a small life. A big container is filled with an expansive perspective of all that is possible and creates a big glorious life.

But in order to bring in something new, we may need to make space for it. So that usually means that something has to go. Most people don’t want to give up anything even if it’s something toxic; they just want to keep adding in more stuff in hopes of covering it up. I call this Toxic Hoarding. To make space, we need to eliminate what isn’t working for us anymore so that we can add what we really want.

You don’t have to give up anything huge or life altering. It could simply be that you spend less time on Facebook (which has been such a depressing energy drain for me lately), less time gossiping, less time watching reality TV, less time with energy draining people, friends and activities. It’s about learning to say no, staying focused on what you want in your life and avoiding a life that is on auto pilot with mind-numbing activities! Or maybe you need a life altering change so you start to reduce the number of hours working for a toxic job, you leave the toxic job knowing that when a space is created it must be filled, you walk away from a relationship that no longer serves you, or you start to do something for yourself everyday that promotes well-being, purpose and abundance in your life.

So what does your container look like? Is it big enough to hold all of your dreams and goals. If it is, you’re not dreaming big enough. If it’s not, start to clean out your container and start to stretch your dreams and goals beyond your comfort zone. You know that I’m all about tools to help with changing belief systems and supporting change. So here are my top 5 picks:

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  • The Infused 7 essential oil kit by Oola and Young Living. This kit is all about balancing and growing 7 areas of your life: Faith, Family, Field/work, Finance, Fitness, Friends and Fun. I have been working extensively with this kit and I love love love it. (P.S. Be sure to get the Oola Balance and Oola Grow bottles, too, because they combine great with this kit.)
  • For crystals, get some Azurite with Malachite (place on your 3rd eye to work on core beliefs) or an Elestial crystal (strips away anything that is not in line with your crown chakra).
  • Tapping (the Emotional Freedom Technique).
  • Meditation or time to quiet your mind every day.
  • Build a vision board and go big on those dreams!

Please don’t live a small life. You were placed on this planet at this time in history to bring something that is unique to you. If you don’t bring it, you will deprive everyone of your gift.

About Allie Phillips:

Me Aug 2014Allie 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), Young Living oil enthusiast (Ind. Dis  #1414338), award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Each day she finds her balance playing with essential oils, crystals, animals, writing, and teaching, while helping others find their path. Her passion is combing energy laws & healing techniques together to help people gain control of their lives, remove negative blocks and emotions, and to help animals live with comfort in our changing 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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Manifesting is neither easy nor comfortable

Thank you to my dear friend, Dawn, for being a guest blogger and sharing her story!

Concept of selfManifesting is neither easy nor comfortable.   Sounds daunting, doesn’t it?  But now that I am on the other side of manifesting some amazing changes, my life has become an adventure.

Thanks to Allie, I learned that manifestation is more than a vision board – though that is certainly a helpful tool.  Sure we’ve been told to just put a picture of a mansion onto a cork board and magically we will own that exact house 5 years later, but I’ve learned that manifestation takes a lot of uncomfortable work…on myself.

What I’ve learned through Allie’s classes and her feedback, along with other great sources such as Abraham Hicks and Dr. Wayne Dyer, is that we manifest and attract who and what we are.  Therefore, my hard work included truly evaluating my current surroundings, circle of friends, and circumstance; understand that these are all simply a reflection of who I am; determine what needed to change and improve in my life; then do the hard work.

Once I really delved into self-examination, began to question my belief system, and started making changes, things around me started to change, too.  But here’s what so unexpected: things started to fall away in a way that made me very uncomfortable.  Job, anyone?  Both my and my significant other’s jobs went away due to contract changes.  I fought this, cried, worried, and crunched numbers despite the fact that we both hated our Joe-Versus-the-Volcano jobs where we were taken for granted.

My significant other then had an opportunity in the desert of California, and for some reason the job kept getting delayed.  Needless to say I was constantly working on my vision board pinning words that described the pay, location, hours, etc. of the work we’d like to have.

Then I heard Abraham Hicks say something that I remembered from Allie’s class: You manifest through feelings.  Allie then helped us start from scratch, and our reworked dream job looked like this:

  • I am excited every morning to go to work.
  • I am appreciated by the company.
  • I enjoy working with my coworkers.
  • I feel supported by my company.
  • I am accurately compensated for my work.
  • I feel freedom.
  • I contribute and am appreciated.

Within a few weeks, the California job fell through to our dismay.  But Allie helped us realize that the California job went away, because we were no longer attracting it thanks to adjusting our belief system. (As a side note, we later learned that it was a not-so-friendly working environment.  What a relief to know that we are no longer attracting that!)

After working an enjoyable four-month temporary contract, we were once again living off of savings waiting for the right job to come along.  We were advised to be open to anything, so my significant other considered  jobs in upstate New York, Southern Maryland, Northern Virginia, Virginia Beach, Florida, Nevada, even Abu Dhabi.

At the point of exhausting our savings, he received a call about an amazing job. Within 24 hours he was hired to work all around the world doing what he loves, and I am allowed to travel with him.  He will will work from home when not traveling until he’s required to move to the office location, which just happens to be our number one choice of cities.  We had been trying to move there since we first started this process two years ago.  What a crazy journey!

Note from Allie: I am so blessed that Dawn shared this story. Manifesting is not simply wishful thinking (although that is a good start). It requires making a decision, getting clear and staying focused. Manifesting what you truly desire (not what your brain or society tells you to desire) is not just for gurus, famous people, and people with 6-figures in their bank account … it is available to all of us. Manifesting around you belief system and blocks takes time. But with genuine desire and focus, it can be yours!

About Allie Phillips:

Me Aug 2014Allie 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), Young Living oil enthusiast (Ind. Dis  #1414338), award-winning book author, attorney and nationally-recognized animal advocate. Each day she finds her balance playing with essential oils, crystals, animals, writing, and teaching, while helping others find their path. Her passion is combing energy laws & healing techniques together to help people gain control of their lives, remove negative blocks and emotions, and to help animals live with comfort in our changing 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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