It’s JULY, yo! We are half way through 2017–can you believe it?!
We just celebrated the Summer Solstice, introducing the energy of a new season. Summer is fiery and action-oriented, bold and playful! Falling right in line with that energy, we welcome our new theme for the month of July: Fame & Reputation.
All of the themes we work with here at Inspired Living are rooted in the principles of Feng Shui, the ancient art & science of arranging your home to support your goals and intentions in life. It’s a very soul-centered practice that has completely changed the way I see my environment and my life.
You may look at this month’s theme and think, “Fame & Reputation? That doesn’t sound very soul-centered!” Well, please allow me to explain what the energy of this theme is all about.
When we step into the essence of Inspired Living, we’re taking personal responsibility for our own lives. We do the work of self-reflection and desire to live our lives in alignment with our values. We are connected to a deep purpose that includes more than just our own personal interests, but the best intentions for the planet and all her inhabitants. We feel connected to something bigger than ourselves and we recognize that living our lives from a soul-centered place is the most beautiful act of service to the world.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience, and that experience is absolutely unique to each and every one of us, like a finger print. But when we open our eyes each morning, we recognize that we are part of a larger web of life. Our actions make an impact in the world and our presence here is important. We all matter!
The life energy of Fame & Reputation allows us to consider the impact we’re making on the world, not through what we DO, but by WHO WE ARE. When we do our own personal work we are casting our roots in the world. These roots are our values, our standards, our non-negotiables in life and they serve as the foundation for who we are.
To live in integrity is to make sure our thoughts, our actions, our choices, and our words are in alignment with those roots. It means to walk our talk. It means to bravely show up in the world in ways that may not always be the most popular. It means to stand up for what we believe in. It means sharing our passion and our gifts with the world, even when that feels vulnerable.
This is the energy of Fame & Reputation, and this is what we’ll be talking about this month. Consider the following questions and maybe give yourself some journaling time to explore this topic a little deeper:
- What do you want to be known for?
- How do you want people to describe you when talking to a friend?
- Are you showing up in alignment with your values and your purpose every day?
- What is your special gift (we all have many–even seemingly little gifts are so impactful!), and are you sharing it in the world?
In this season of Summer, the energy of Mother Nature is naturally aligned with showing up in big ways in the world. It’s time to go for it! Know that you are divinely supported in living large right now (and living large is a big spectrum–don’t sweat it!), and know that I’m here to support you as well! It’s MY passion and purpose to help others live lives that inspire the hell out of them, so hit me up if you want a partner in making that your reality! firstname.lastname@example.org
Now let’s go make waves!
peace & love,
P.S. Here’s a picture of me with a wonderful group of women whom I gathered to support a passion of mine, giving back to those in need. Each year I lead an effort to support a family dealing with cancer first hand. Having lost my dad and too many loved ones to this disease, I am rooted in my desire to ease the burden for other families. I’m so inspired by each of these women–by every woman that I work with that desires to make the world a better place in her own special way.