What Is God Here To Experience Through You?

Hello everyone.  I wrestled for a month about what I am about to share with you.  Several questions flitted through my mind:

Will anyone resonate with what I’m saying?
Are people going to think I’m a nut case?
Will people unsubscribe in droves?

What I write is divinely guided.  In this case, it wrote itself.  Literally, I felt the urge to write and the words flowed as I struggled to scribble fast enough to keep up.

I really didn’t want to send this out or publish it on my blog.  So, a few weeks went by and then I had lunch with one of my loyal readers, and good friend, Dee.  (Hi Dee!)  And she asked me why I hadn’t sent out my newsletter and reminded me of a previous conversation we had had about the direction my newsletter was taking.

I gave it a great deal of thought.  Truly, I didn’t want to send this out.  But I realized that God/Source/Universe/All There Is wanted this article written and published.  And, it will reach those it is meant to and those who are not meant to identify with it will move on.

I can honestly say that I have reached a place where I am at peace  with that and let the chips fall where they may.

Today’s article may hit some of you in a raw spot, and others may feel a resounding Yes! in their being.  Whichever it is for you, I invite you to keep an open mind, breathe, and really feel and expand into the words that follow.  From that place, you can decide what is Truth for You.

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What Is God Here To Experience Through You?

That’s a pretty controversial title, isn’t it?  And yet, it is what my higher self is calling me to write.

So, what do I mean?

Well, you are here for a reason.

And I don’t mean “your purpose.”  I used to think I had to find “my purpose.”  I thought it was set in stone and I believed that when I finally discovered what that was, the world would spin counterclockwise on its axis, the heavens would part and angels would sing,”AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH.”

But I now know that is not true.

After becoming in touch, truly in touch, with my higher-self, soul-self, God-self, or whatever you may choose to call it, I realized I was following the crowd rather than listening to that truth within that we ALL have access to.

Please don’t take what I write at face value.  Take some time to really give it some thought, spend time in contemplation and really feel what is true for you.

So, the reason you, I and everyone else is here, or even the reason why we EXIST is not to perform some preordained task that we must do in order to find true happiness.

Certainly, what we love most, what we lose track of time doing, what we would do every day of our lives if we could, will certainly lead us down the path of personal fulfillment.

But, it is not the destination that is our reason for being.

It is the Journey.  The Journey is the reason we exist.  The Journey is the reason we were created.

The day in and day out, the mundane, the miraculous, it is all our purpose because only we can experience it in this way.  Our way.

We are individuated expressions of God, All There Is, Source, Universe, call it what you will, we are IT.

And IT desires to experience life in its many forms and shapes.  As people.  Insects.  Dogs.  Cats.  Birds.  Trees.  Earthworms.  Everything and anything you can think of is God, for there is no other consciousness in the Universe.

Instead of getting caught up in “what am I here to do?”, think instead, “what am I here to experience?” and “who am I here to be to have that experience?”

All of life’s wonders and trials are treasured experiences to the Divine.

Why?

Because there is nothing else.

(I’ll have to write a future article about Origins so you can see the broader perspective of where I am coming from.)

I got caught in this trap of thinking what am I here to do, spinning my wheels, looking for the magic purpose and when I thought I had found it, it wasn’t what I expected.  Now that I thought I knew what my purpose was, I didn’t understand why I hadn’t suddenly become happy overnight and why my life hadn’t turned into a fairytale.  Then I thought, oh, this isn’t my true purpose and the (fruitless) search began anew.

When I stopped my frenetic searching and became still, I could finally hear the truth that was within me all along.  The truth that said, “You will search until you die and you will never find it.  Your purpose is not the end, it is the beginning.”

The beginning of a life lived well.  A life of experience.  A life of emotion.  A life of feeling every bit of what life has to offer.

Be a singer.  A rocket scientist.  A dog walker.  A fisherman.  A candlestick maker.  Be whatever you want.  All There Is does not care what profession you pick.  Choose what feels right and good and brings you joy.

But remember that what you DO is NOT why you are here.

You are here to experience.  You are an individual expression of God here to experience life in all its forms, in the daily, mundane tasks, the painful ones and the magnificent ones.  Treasure the moments, all of them.  Experience them fully and then move on to the next moment.

THAT is why you are here.

Don’t waste your life searching for the magic “purpose” that will change everything.  It won’t happen.  It’s like a magician’s smoke and mirrors:  you’ll wake up one morning in 10, 20 or even 30 years and wonder what happened, how did life pass you by and why are you no closer to true happiness and personal fulfillment.

Stop distracting yourself and LIVE your life.

Today, I have consciously chosen to step off the hamster wheel of the never ending search for my purpose and, instead, choose to become the person I am here to BE to experience what God can only experience through me.  Whatever that is, wherever it takes me, I choose to live it fully, in each and every joyous, and sometimes heartbreaking, moment.

Won’t you join me?

In love, I am

tracy elizabeth

Small Steps Can Lead To Big Change

I saw a video recently on YouTube that inspired this article. It was beyond amazing. The link is below, at the end of this article. Watch the video until the very end.

Watching this video got me thinking about how we believe that change is hard, difficult. That in order to effect great change, we must make a big move, take a big step, do something outrageously daring in order for things to happen, in order to shift our lives in a new direction.

So we do nothing because we believe that we have to do something so big and so unfamiliar from the way we normally operate that the thought of doing so scares the beetlejuice out of us. And so we wait. And wait. And wait some more. And nothing gets done, no change happens, no growth occurs because we’re afraid of going where we haven’t been, of taking action, or, rather, taking NEW, unfamiliar, action.

And thus we continue to get what we’ve gotten because we keep doing what we’ve done. Unhappy but too afraid of what that step towards change will look like, we continue to wish and hope while staying with the status quo.

It’s not true. Big change does not require a big step.

If you’ve been reading my newsletter or blog for a while, you know I’m all about being real. In one of my past newsletters, I wrote about stepping up and being the person I want to be now, today. Not next month or next year, but TODAY. Because, in order to have the life that I want, I must BE the person that can have that life.

If you’re familiar with the law of attraction, you know that in it’s simplest form it’s about like attracting like.  The Tracy that has a huge business is NOT the Tracy I am right now. It’s not possible with the me that I am now, but it is possible with the me that will be. (Hmmm…I’m channeling Dr. Seuss, lol). But the amount of growth required for me to become that future me doesn’t have to take 10 years. It can happen quickly, in a quantum leap.

You see, many of us feel that certain things are harder to do than others. We think that it will take a monumental effort to change. But what if that was a lie? What if that was a lie we tell ourselves to keep us from stepping forward into the life we want? That life will be different, it will be unknown. And it is the job of our ego to keep us safe and doing what we’ve always done. That side of ourselves does not like the unknown because it has no control over it.

What if a big monumental effort wasn’t really required at all? What if that one small step led us to the next small step and the next and so on until we are at our destination faster than we ever thought possible?

Energetically, it’s all the same to the universe. My late spiritual mentor used to tell me, “Tracy, it takes as much effort for the universe to form a mountain as it does to create a $10 million business. There is no difference in the amount of energy needed, it’s all the same, regardless of the scope or size of whatever you can imagine. It’s all the same.” And my life experiences have proved this to me over and over again.

So, an astronaut flying to the moon for the first time is considered the same energetically by the universe as the person that has never swam putting that first toe into the ocean. We make it SEEM bigger than it is and take ourselves out of the game. Allowing the fear of what could happen to stop us from the life we truly want.

No longer.

I am drawing a line in the sand. (For you Trekkies, this is when Captain Jean Luc Picard drew his line in the sand, figuratively, against the Borg and said, “This Stops Here!” Love Patrick Stewart!) This putting things off because I think it’s too hard is a load of horse poop and I will not indulge in that mindset anymore.

Here is how I choose to begin: by getting up 45 minutes earlier every morning to practice my own method of radical self love which, for now, is meditating and journaling. Where will this lead? I have no idea. I’m not sure how this next step will take me where I want to go. But I am feeling a persistent, inner urging to become that future me, now, right now, today.

Who are you being called to BE today? And how will you choose to begin that journey? Listen to those inner urgings for they are calling you to that greatness that lies within. That greatness that is calling us to DO, BE, HAVE. That greatness that we try to hide from, try to ignore, because it seems too hard, too difficult, too scary. It really isn’t. Truly. Don’t believe that lie anymore. Try it out. You can always stop and go back to your old ways. But I bet you won’t because once you begin that journey, you’ll realize the truth: that true change doesn’t have to be monumental effort. It just has to be different.

Tomorrow morning, at 3:30am, I’ll be up meditating and journaling and on the road to BEing my future self, today. And, of course, all while wearing lipgloss.

In love, I am

tracy elizabeth

Video Link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnDeo0yhIws

Radical Self Love

LoveOn this journey that I’ve embarked upon, the journey to what I call Living as My Higher Self, I often find myself called to examine areas of my life where I am, well, falling short. In my last article, I wrote about how I was clearing out to allow the new in. New choices, new prosperity, new experiences, a new Me. And that’s a great start. But what has become increasingly clear is that that is exactly what it is, a start. A beginning.

As the journey unfolds, I find it becomes harder. Or maybe harder is not the word. I’m not sure I know what the right word or words are. While letting go of my things, some I love very, very much and don’t really want to part with, there is a part of me that feels more expansive. More ALIVE. Unfettered. I feel a sense of wondrous openness.

Does that make sense?

So I realize that the part that is hanging onto my dearly loved possessions is the me that must expand as well. The me that must operate in partner to my Higher Self. That which I call, Little Me.

As aspects of Little Me bubble up to be witnessed and released, so too my awareness of what lies hidden beneath grows.

I began to wonder, when did it begin? When did I stop caring about myself? When did I stop putting myself first? When did I start believing I was unworthy of self love?

Not taking time for myself, taking time to be alone and just BE, whatever that means for me at that moment is a way I denied myself self love. And I wasn’t simply denying myself self love, I was showing myself I had no value, that I wasn’t worth taking the time to nurture myself.

Please understand, when I say putting myself first, I don’t mean in a selfish, “it’s my way or the highway kind of way.”  That’s not what it’s about. But you cannot give to others if your well is dry and you have nothing to give.

Self love is about committment. It’s about trusting myself. It’s about being able to rely on myself.

I realized that throughout my life, I wasn’t showing up for me. I would promise myself I would do this or that, but I rarely followed through. I would get myself into situations that I thought I could handle, but quickly realized I was in way over my head and I would have to have my husband bail me out. I could never count on myself at all, not unless the situation was extremely dire and then, and only then, would I step up to the plate. And it felt great. I did it! But back I would fall into my old habits of not showing up for myself, forgetting that I had even stepped up in the first place.

Some of you have known me for a very long time and remember when I wouldn’t leave the house without looking a certain way. I studied fashion design, after all, and loved designing, making and wearing my creations. There was a part of me that LOVED caring for myself, using luscious creams and lotions, having my hair done and all that went with being a girly-girl. But it wasn’t just the act of adorning myself, it was the love for myself behind it. The love that said, I am worth the effort. And though this may sound somewhat superficial, it really isn’t.

Not caring how I look, whether I wear wrinkled clothes or not; whether I style my hair, or not; whether I put on some lipgloss, or not: these are all symptoms of a bigger issue.

When did I decide I wasn’t worth the effort? When did I decide I had no value?

In the Bible, verse James 2:26, it reads: For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

All the spiritual work (faith) I’ve been doing is great, but not putting it into practice (works) wasn’t really making my growing awareness tangible–I wasn’t allowing it to become a part of me. I was letting my fear of who I would become, stop me from, well, BEcoming. Because Little Me couldn’t handle not knowing what that looked like, I stayed trapped in the same habits, the same unloving thoughts, the same inaction.

So, even though ironing my clothes or wearing lipgloss may seem superficial, it is how I choose to begin to love and accept myself. It is how I choose to demonstrate, by beginning with these small actions, that I am worthy of self love and worthy of effort.  And these small actions will snowball into even greater awareness of how I can begin showing myself Radical Self Love.

This is the first step of many along the path of showing up for myself in all ways and at all time.  It is the way that I can begin to embody the truth of who I am, truly, WHO MY SOUL IS and will allow me to shine that light behind me. For when I shine that light, I am leading the way so that all who follow step into the light of TRUTH of who THEIR SOUL IS CALLING THEM TO BE. For we are all ONE, and as I grow and expand to embrace ALL THAT I AM, so too, will YOU.

In love, I am

tracy elizabeth

Scarcity vs Abundance

My newsletter subscribers received this article and I wanted to share it with you, my blog followers, because of the insight I received.  I hope you it assists you in your journey.  (If you would like to receive my newsletter, which will be turning into a video ezine soon, please send an email to me at: info@tracyelizabeth.co and let me know that you want to subscribe and I can add you to my list.)   –tracy

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Today’s article is about scarcity versus abundance. This is a topic that I think most entrepreneurs are aware of. We’re always reading books, joining/buying programs, listening to teleseminars, and all for the sake of raising our wealth consciousness and vibration/frequency.

Why?

To attract clients, opportunities and money into our lives.

I get it. I really do. I’ve been on that treadmill for quite some time, and I’ve made some progress, but not what I would like. And it’s likely that that is the experience a lot of you may have had. Not all of you, but probably a good portion.

But, something happened the other day that, frankly, happens on a daily basis in my home, that I have been blind to. As my awareness increases, things that I never noticed before suddenly begin to stand out and I take notice. Yes, LOL, it’s another lesson from my little babies, Lola and Sophie.

Here’s the scenario: Each day I give Lola and Sophie snacks, divided into their own individual portions of about 2-3 different snacks at one time to choose from.

(Yes, they are spoiled. Sophie’s favorite song is, “I’m a Princess…..and you’re NOT”. Don’t go looking for this song on-line though, as I wrote it myself. Hmmm…maybe I should record it. You never know, it could be a hit!)

LolaBack to our story.

However, in this instance, I realized something. As usual, Lola gobbled hers down pretty quickly and wanted more, which I gave her. Sophie, on the other hand, took her time, chewed thoroughly and then swallowed each bite before proceeding to the next. After eating what she wanted, which was about half of the portion I gave her, she walked away. I offered her more but she wasn’t interested. She was done.

Lola, on the other hand, ran over to the snacks Sophie hadn’t eaten and began to take pieces of snacks and hide them. She hid them in the sofa crevices, under the chair, in their cozy blanky, in their cushy house and wherever she could find a hidey hole.  She was frantic trying to hide all the leftover snacks.

And that’s when it hit me.

Lola was operating from a scarcity mindset. She was anxiously trying to hoard food as if she was never going to eat again, even though that has never been the case.

Sophie was operating from an abundance mindset. She took what she wanted and left the rest. She didn’t try to hoard food because she knew there was more where that came from. All she has to do is make her little groan/wuffle noise and tap my leg (yes, she taps my leg) and food appears. How could she be sure? Because that’s the way it’s always been.

Neither of them has ever starved. They are BOTH given the same food at the same time, but one believes there is not enough and the other believes there’s more than enough.

When I saw this played out in front of me, I realized that all the programs and teleseminars and books I’ve consumed in my quest to change my mindset from one of scarcity to abundance may have been hindering my progress.

Perhaps, instead of taking in more and more information, I should emulate my puppy by taking action and living from a place of abundance rather than reading about it. How can we be abundant without the experience of it? And how can we experience without action? We cannot.

Now, I want you to hear me. I’m not saying run out and rack up credit card debt and say the Universe is abundant and then expect money to fall out of the sky. It doesn’t work that way, sadly.

What I am saying is follow your inner promptings which will lead you to experience abundance in its many forms. (I know you know what that means.)  This will, in turn, raise your abundance threshold so that more and more abundance can show up for you.

So, what I decided to do was to STOP hoarding things (like my sweet Lola) and create space, an opening where abundance can come in (like my sweet Sophie) because I had no room for it to come in. You see, I believe by collecting (hoarding) I was telling the Universe I had enough, there’s no room here, just walk on by.

To show my unmistakable intentions, I have been clearing out my stuff, and boy, do I have a lot of it, beginning with my shoes. With over 300 pairs of (mostly Italian) shoes, some I have never even worn, it’s time to show the Universe that I mean business. I’ve started by putting my shoes on auction on eBay. I’ll be sad to see them go, truly sad, but it’s time to clear out the stuff so that I can make way for new to come in. After all, clutter doesn’t just take up physical space in our homes, it also takes up mental space in our brains, preventing us from seeing what’s right in front of our eyes.

(I will be posting the auctions on my Facebook page, so if you’re interested in scoring some shoes and other goodies at a great price, like my page so that you can be notified when I post new auctions.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Soul-Seer/144639802275968)

Next, I am putting away my books and recordings and programs and I’m going to go out and start creating more abundance by following my guidance and experiencing it, first hand, in whatever form it takes. I am stepping out in faith and taking action. And, if your guidance directs you to, I invite you to do the same.

In love, I am

tracy elizabeth

This inspires me…

I cannot help but read and re-read this quote by Marianne Williamson. Each time I read it I gain a new insight. It is truly profound.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”