Spirit

Procrastination leads to the first best last day of the year, 2018.

I committed to my advisors one of the ways I would celebrate 2018 was to walk North of Torrey Pines on the shore towards Del Mar. I usually walk south. I procrastinated a lot and waited until December 31 to go. Even then I could feel myself resisting going. Isn’t it funny?! Anyone else have this resistance sometimes to doing fun things and or self-care. Anyway, part of my resistance took me to drive around Olde Del Mar beforehand. It truly is one of my favorite neighborhoods in San Diego. As I drove around I started feeling better and better. I love all of the Torrey pines, the streets with no sidewalks, the variety of home designs and the lushness of the vegetation. It’s a cozy little neighborhood. A couple of the views are truly breathtaking. After driving around for a few minutes and taking in its beauty I was ready to set out on my little journey. I decided to park on Carmel Valley Rd and walk up towards the stoplight and figure out how to hike down to the water. I discovered how to quite easily. I very carefully and quickly walked over the railroad track. I love trains and the possibility of seeing a train this morning made my heart sing. I reached the sand and immediately walked over to a long wide gathering of wet rocks of every shape and size. As I got closer I saw several of the white opalescent smooth rocks I used to see south of where I currently was. They are my favorite rocks to come upon. My “inner child” who I choose to call my “little girl” was as happy as she could possibly be. I squatted down and picked up a scoop of wet smaller rocks that felt like sand in my hands and it made me smile. I love rocks. Someone once told me that I love them because my Zodiac sign is a air sign and the rocks help ground me. Made sense to me. Either way I am truly drawn to them. Mostly smooth round ones. As I stepped foot onto the sand I thought to myself, “what treasure will I find today?” within minutes I found it. It was a beautiful large empty shell that I’ve only ever seen in movies and in local tourist shops. Yup, the Universe was at it again, surprising and delighting me. It truly is the little things in life that make me the happiest. I decided to keep it. I picked up a couple of the opaline rocks and I felt abundant. There were people that would periodically walk by. I was the only one enjoying the bounty of the seashore gems. It was a cloudy morning, windy and cool. I was bundled up and didn’t need to concern myself too much with not having a adequate amount of sunscreen on. I was in heaven. I acknowledged myself quietly in my mind, honoring all I had accomplished with my business in 2018. Thanking God/Spirit/My Inner Being for helping me, guiding me and supporting me. 

It was a beautiful day taking in all of the natural beauty around me. Watching the waves rise and flow one after another. The cliffs, the clouds hiding the blue sky. Knowing the train would come by any minute. Seeing the Amtrak and Coaster glide by a couple of different times made my trip even more special. All of it made me feel blessed! I kept walking and every now and than I would crouch down to find more seashore valuables. My heart was full. I was proud of myself for making it there despite my knowing, feeling and seeing my resistance to do this. I was in awe of how Spirit had arranged this day. Because of my procrastination I was being given, I allowed in, I had created “the best” last day of the year that I ever remember having. It was pretty freakin cool and I was thankful. Hmm, I suppose procrastination isn’t always a bad thing. As I reached my turning back marker I found a straight 3’ piece of bamboo amongst the small rocks. My little girl nudged me to pick it up and I did. It felt good in my hand. I turned around and headed back to my starting point. I felt inspired to write in very large letters “thank you” in the firmly packed wet sand. The bamboo stick was the perfect beach pencil. As I wrote, I decided to also include in the affirmative, appreciation for what I intended to allow in, in 2019. That felt gratifying. I stepped back to take pleasure in my note to the Universe, feeling a great sense of trust that it was on it’s way. By this time I had a pocket full of sea treasures and my beach writing stick. I decided it was time to head back to my car. I noticed a soul sister, she too was searching and finding sea riches. I smiled to myself enjoying our shared interest of seeking and finding beach treasures. 

I don’t know that I’ve ever had a better last day of the year. I was filled with a lot of pleasure, joy, satisfaction, pride, connection and appreciation. I’ll happily accept more days filled with a couple of hours of anything that makes my heart and soul that happy. Cheers to the continuation of well being in all good ways as we enter into 2019. May you connect to your inner power and be blessed beyond your wildest dreams. 

Sea shell from N Torrey Pines

Sea shell from N Torrey Pines

Sea treasures from N Torrey Pines beach

Sea treasures from N Torrey Pines beach

The Coaster above N Torrey Pines and Del Mar beach

The Coaster above N Torrey Pines and Del Mar beach

Street view bench above N Torrey Pines and Del Mar beach

Street view bench above N Torrey Pines and Del Mar beach

Spirit remembers it all...

When I look at my life I’m surprised by how much of what I am living today is something that when I was younger I must have had a thought such as, “I like this!”, “I want this.”, “it’d be nice to be like this!”. For instance when I was growing up I lived off and on with my Nana and Tata (my grandparents). They lived in Lemon Grove, a suburb of San Diego, CA. Their home sat on a quarter of an acre on a canyon’s edge. No houses behind them. It was pure heaven to me. Many mornings throughout my childhood I would go in the backyard and look out onto the vast property and take in the fresh air, all the tree’s and plants. I felt as though I was the only person for miles around. I loved their property. Fast forward forty some years and I’m sitting in my spa that sits in my deck that overlooks the canyon’s edge. It’s a beautiful easy spring morning, the sun is beginning to rise and there’s a lovely chill in the air. There are many plants and shrubs near by. A large tree about 30 feet away swaying in the wind that all the birds are called to. These birds are chirping their morning song, chirp, “good morning, life is good”, chirp, chirp, “good morning, life is good”. As I enjoy the warm soothing water against my entire body and take in the peaceful scenery my heart sings and I am filled with deep appreciation as I realize this wasn’t always the case. I had always longed for this spa. I didn’t know if it would ever happen and yet there I sit enjoying all the outer pleasures of my backyard canyon view with the flora, birds and sky. I wanted this spa. I visualized it. I felt myself sitting in it with its wellness properties yet I never imagined the joy that the setting would give me. It’s as though Spirit (God, Creator, Goddess, fill in the blank with whichever name works for you) said, “Stephanie you want a spa? Ok, I’m gonna do you one even better! I remember every request you have made since your first breathe and I will pull together many of them and deliver them in one beautiful package, and here it is!” 

As I am sitting and enjoying my spa from this incredible view with all the birds singing good morning to me and the hummingbird buzzing near by sounding like a mini UFO, it occurs to me that I, long ago had asked for a home on a canyon’s edge with no neighbors behind me and here I sit. I never went looking for it and yet here it is. I had asked and Spirit had delivered it with all its glory. And that my friends is why I love practicing and living the art of allowing. Being in the flow of life. Feeling as good as I can, as often as I can, for as long as I can. When I do the “feeling good” work, I feel better more of the time and my life gets better and better. And I enjoy myself along the way. It is well worth the 5, 10 or even 15 minutes it may take me to feel a little bit better and than a little bit better until before I know it I’m feeling pretty darn good. Because, the universal law of attraction is always working. In every moment LOA (law of attraction) as I lovingly like to refer to it, is responding to my thoughts and energy as well as yours. Because what we think about will come about. I love teaching my clients about this art and witnessing their transformation. Giving them tools and techniques so they too can be in the flow and allow their lives to feel better and therefore be better one day at a time. Because really the only reason why we want absolutely anything and everything we want, is because we think we will feel better in having it. Once we realize and begin to make “feeling good” our main objective, then life will continue to get better and better. It has to. Law of attraction insists upon it. Granted we’re not always going to feel good however when we make this our main objective to the best of our ability at any given moment, that’s when the change occurs and the magic begins. I call it magic because it looks and feels like magic however it really isn’t magic it’s the powerful law of attraction at work. Really cool people, places and things will come along. 

This is the whole purpose of my work as a transformational life coach and the purpose of this blog. I want to remind you of how powerful, blessed and abundant you are. To assist you in flipping the switch of your thinking to better feeling thoughts and therefore be a match to anything and everything you are wanting to live, be, do and have. Here’s to us living a really good life. Cheers!

Dreams really do come true. My Oasis of Joy!

Dreams really do come true. My Oasis of Joy!

I always wanted a Pine Tree in my backyard. I never planted this tree it just sprouted up one day. The Universe knew I wanted a pine tree in my backyard, away from my house and not obstructing my view. Yes the perfect spot for it!

I always wanted a Pine Tree in my backyard. I never planted this tree it just sprouted up one day. The Universe knew I wanted a pine tree in my backyard, away from my house and not obstructing my view. Yes the perfect spot for it!