Archive for January, 2018

Fear and Faith, You Can’t Have Both by Niki King

Sometimes you just jump off the proverbial cliff and hope to God that you grow wings along the way. Along this beautiful journey called life we all have choices that can shape our life. We all have the ability to choose the path laid out for us. Will you choose to do something like  open your heart up to someone after it’s been broken, choose to leave that career that you no longer enjoy or choose to be happy?

 

Now I know you’re thinking wait did she just say I have a choice to be happy. Yes, my friend being happy is your choice. You can choose how you see the situation, do you see it through the eyes of fear, depression and negativity or do you see it through faith, love and positivity.

As Sonia Sumar once told me “you can’t have both, faith and fear, you can only have one”. It can it be scary to think that you have all the power and the ability to choose the path you are on in life. When you are afraid you will always choose the easy way, the path that is the least scary. It’s easy to stay in a dead end relationship, stay closed off or stay in that job that is making you miserable because there is safety there but when you take that leap and have faith the most beautiful things come to you. Trust that little voice inside of you that says do it, I’ve got you, everything will be okay.

Recently, I was reminded that our life experiences can shape how we  choose and what we fear. Sometimes it can prevent us from having faith because we’ve tried so many times in the past to have something and it doesn’t work out. You’ve carried  years of hurt, fear, anger and resentment around with you and it has shaped how you see situations. It can prevent you from opening up, telling someone you care, forgiving the past hurts, releasing the old, starting a new relationship or rekindling an old flame. Don’t let your past have control of your today or your future.

Do not let fear control your life and your decisions. Unpack your luggage with your person, leave that relationship that’s draining you, find your tribe, quit the job, open that business and take that leap of faith. Know that everything always works out even in the darkest of days! You are a Divine being and God is always with you, let your light be your guide out of the dark!

Namaste,

Niki

Posted on: January 22nd, 2018 No Comments

Endings and Beginnings — By Rae Roach

For a new beginning to happen there must be an ending. So, as I look at this New Year and the New Me that has emerged I feel the need to go back to the beginning of me for you to truly understand my journey, and with doing that I hope you find comfort in ‘my pain’ because you see some of your life in mine. Because from pain and chaos comes the greatest change. Some of us just go through more pain than others.

2017 ended the journey to me … 2018 is the beginning of the authentic me!

58 years .. it took me 58 years to finally come to terms with EVERYthing!! Some might say good grief or seriously Rae, WTH!!?? But every bad decision, wrong turn, failed relationship, another career change, financial ruin, life falling apart; etc, has lead me to ME. And for that I am forever grateful. I am grateful for ALL those that have been there throughout the good the bad and the ugly, whether you remained solid with me or dropped off along the way. Thank YOU!

We all have a back story. A friend of mine says, those are just the facts or your life, if you aren’t happy with it then re-write your story. Here’s my story .. I come from humble beginnings and at a very early age I knew I was different from my family. I, honestly, thought I must’ve been switched at birth and would dream of the day my ‘real’ family would come for me. I remember when I finally told my mom this; her reply was ‘so did I at times’. Please don’t get me wrong here as there is absolutely nothing wrong with my family, I just wanted more .. I wanted to experience the world .. I wanted acclaim .. I wanted status .. I wanted to be KNOWN!

By my mid-30s I felt I had reached my ‘goal’. I had arrived!!  Great career, dotting husband, 2 handsome intelligent boys, beautifully decorated home, cleaning service, exotic vacations, designer clothes, monthly massages manicure/pedicures, perfectly coiffed. I had arrived! Yet I found myself still searching.  Why? Why wasn’t I happy?

Because I wasn’t living my life’s purpose and worse still I had NO idea how to change my path.

Then my world crumbled around me. Due to a devastating divorce (financially, emotionally and spiritually) along with trying to raise my 2 young boys by myself, I came to realize I had ‘lost’ myself. I now know I was always lost but was able to emote a sense of self-assuredness and control, externally. I fooled everybody, myself included because internally, I was a mess! I continued to have this sense of foreboding that I was just drifting in this thing called life. Despite the fact I was SURE I had direction and a path to follow I would get bored and anxious with my life. I kept switching from career to career .. unsatisfied with serious doubts as to whether I had ever made the right decision or done the right thing. Then I reached rock bottom. But the beauty of being at the bottom is the only direction you can go is UP.

Through the help, guidance and assistance of Lotus Wellness Center and Empowered Women International and a myriad of great friends supporting me as I struggled I started rebuilding my spirit and soul and that’s when I discovered my purpose and passion, to give back and assist others in finding their true authentic self.  I truly believe I have a voice and a message that will help, guide, inspire and motivate other women (and men too!) to stay true to themselves while navigating the roadblocks life throws at us. And trust me these roadblocks and self-discovery can be extremely painful. I will tell here that there was many many times I wanted to give up, quit trying, and just wallow in my self-deprecating thoughts. Better the devil you know than the one you don’t, right??

I’ve heard that we, on this planet, are the only ones that deal with time. We live for the next day, year. 24 hours makes a day, 30 days a month, and so on .. we monitor our lives based on this concept. By the time you graduate High School, actually while you are a Junior, you should have already figured out what you want to do with the rest of your 50+ years. At 15 or 16 we should have a PLAN!! Really??!! And by 30 .. you should have your life figured out, living the dream or consider yourself a failure!!

Here’s my re-write:  I am learning to let the concept of time go and stop questioning the Divine Universe’s timeline for me.  Letting go and acceptance is a journey, a journey that continues each and every day. I have always believed in the holistic approach but it wasn’t until I began the journey of self-discovery to find myself, by first eliminating the negative energy around me and then by surrounding myself with women whose sole interest was to encourage, uplift, educate and empower did I realize who I really was.

One of my favorite quotes is by Lily Tomlin: “I always wanted to be someone, I just didn’t know who”. I felt that statement in the depths of my soul!! Now when I think of that quote it brings me such joy—why you ask, because I have finally figured out who .. ME!I encourage each of you to join me on the road to self-discovery, to begin your re-write and to learn and embrace what you were meant to achieve and learn in this lifetime. We all start with that 1st step; the key is to keep walking! The road can be quite treacherous but the rewards are more than worth it!

 

The journey continues …

I look forward to being a part of your journey.

Rae

 

SERVICES and AFFILIATIONS:

Women Helping Women Retreats and Workshops – Owner

Retreat Leader of Global Goddess Summit

Access Bars® Practitioner

Tuning Fork Therapy® Practitioner

Munay Ki Shamanic Practitioner

CACR—Certified Angel Card Reader

Numerolgy Readings

Rae Roach Speaks – Inspirational Speaker

dōTERRA Wellness Advocate

Arbonne Independent Consultant

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Social Media: Twitter / IG: @rae_roach

Facebook / LinkedIn: Rae Roach

Email:  RaeRoachSpeaks@gmail.com

Phone:  (703) 200-2110

 

Posted on: January 15th, 2018 No Comments

2018-I Welcome You! by Rae Roach

2017 .. it’s over!! And it was a DOOZY for so many of my friends and acquaintances. For me it was one of the easier years. Don’t get me wrong, there were major challenges, major changes and major growth but because of the self-work I have been doing (years of it..lol) I was able to handle it better than years prior. I can not go any farther without saying a very special thank you to those that went through it with me and are STILL by my side–I am grateful, humbled and in awe of each of you!! Truly not sure I could’ve made it without your support and love!

2018 .. If you are into numerology you will know this is an 11 Universal Year. (If you are not and want to know more please let me know–I LOVE numerology!!) When I realized this it hit me .. That is my Life Path 11/2. OMG this is MY year! With that knowledge I (easily) made the decision to forge my path, purpose and passion full-time. In the past this would have been extremely daunting, nerve wracking, with a big oh dose of WTH am I thinking!! Even as I sit here and write this I still feel none of those feelings. The knowledge that I AM worthy of the life I desire, I AM capable of achieving it, I DO have the knowledge though my experiences to impart on others, I CAN be helpful to those in need of guidance, I CAN and WILL be successful, I FOLLOW my gut instincts because I DO believe in my intuitive abilities. We ALL deserve the life you envision for yourself and YOU CAN achieve it.

In my self-work I have been studying many individuals in the fields of self-development and spiritual growth. The ones I gravitate towards are Wayne Dyer, Don Miguel Ruiz, Sr and Jr, Don Jose Ruiz, Susan Jeffers, the teachings of Abraham Hicks and many more. Some of the things I have gleaned from these individuals were life-changing; feel the fear and do it anyway; stay in your vortex, you can’t solve the problem with the same mind that created it; you can only control to the tip of your finger; live authentically; don’t take things personal; your opinion of ME is none of MY business; give up your personal history and don’t die with the music still in you. These are just a few thoughts, or mantras, that I now live by; but, more importantly I have learned to embrace silence.

This weekend I attended a New Year—New You 2-day Workshop presented by Uma Alexandra Beepat, of Lotus Wellness Center, and Rob Pritchard, of The Healing Frequency. Among the many things we went over the one that resonated the most was the part about Fear. We were sitting in a circle and Uma asked us what fear was holding us back. I was at the end of the circle and as each participant talked about their individual fear(s) I felt a connection with each but had a serious revelation—I no longer felt the fear of them. Now, let me be completely honest here, just because I no longer felt the fear does NOT mean I no longer feel fearful. I do!! But what I realized was I no longer felt the crippling effect of fear.

You know what I’m referring to .. you can’t move or think or react rationally because the fear is palpable!!

This was a MAJOR breakthrough for me because I have constantly lived in fear; fear of the unknown, fear of what people thought of me, my decisions, the direction I truly wanted to go, fear that no one would accept me AS ME, and fear that I am unlovable. And that is just a few that come to mind!! How did these fears abate you might ask .. well as I mentioned above—YEARS of self-work. Let me tell you right here and right now …. IT WAS EXCRUCIATINGLY PAINFUL! The driving force was to just get through it! And as I sit on the other side of through I can look back with clear eyes and see the craziness of it all! We all think we are protecting ourselves by staying in our ‘comfort zones’ or by ignoring the problem/situation or swallowing the pain, hurt, guilt, shame, regret—you name it. But in truth, I never understood how confining my comfort zone was until I finally stepped out of it.

I now stand in my POWER with the knowledge that this life is for the taking .. it is mine .. it is yours .. it is ALL of OURS to take. The Universe is there to deliver to each of us our desires, we just have to realize, accept and step into it. There is no competition – I am not taking from you and you are not taking from me!

 

SO STEP INTO YOUR POWER!!

Feel the Fear and DO it anyway!!

Seriously, what do you have to lose?

2018 brings with it massive change and I welcome it with the excitement of a child .. What else is possible??

 

As I embark on this chapter of my life I wanted to let you know exactly what I will be doing and it is my desire that should you need guidance, assistance, counsel you will seek me out. I have a tribe that is also available to and for you and I look forward to connecting with you, or connecting you with my Tribe, so you too can start your journey to YOU!

 

 

The journey continues …

Rae Roach

 

 

 

SERVICES and AFFILIATIONS:

Women Helping Women Retreats and Workshops – Owner

Director of Lotus Signature Massage School

Director of Lotus Wellness Center

Access Bars® Practitioner

Tuning Fork Therapy® Practitioner

Munay Ki Shamanic Practitioner

CACR—Certified Angel Card Reader

Numerology Readings

dōTERRA Wellness Advocate

Arbonne Independent Consultant

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Services: www.lotuswellnesscenter.net

Email:  RaeRoachSpeaks@gmail.com

Phone:  (703) 200-2110

Social Media:

            Personal: Twitter / IG: @rae_roach

Facebook / LinkedIn: Rae Roach

Business: Twitter / IG: @WHW_Retreats

Facebook and Meetup: Women Helping Women Retreats

 

Posted on: January 2nd, 2018 No Comments