Taking A Leap of Faith – From Fear to Happiness

SONY DSCI used to fear being happy.  I was afraid if I became truly happy something or someone would take that happiness away from me so I lived in unhappiness.  What I didn’t know at the time was that there was nothing to fear and that I was the one responsible for my own happiness.  No matter what was said or done to me, I always had the choice as to how I was going to let it affect me.  Unfortunately, I allowed too many things affect me in a very negative way.  I allowed everyone to have control over my happiness.  Basically, I was putting my entire life in the hands of others because I didn’t know any better and because I was afraid not to.  I didn’t know all I had to do was to live through my Inner Life, the greater part of who we are.  To live in the present moment and allow life to move with me, instead of against me, took all the fear away.

34When I had enough unhappiness, I took a huge leap of faith from fear to happiness.  I let go of everything I was holding onto, especially my fear, and I CHOSE happiness.  I chose to feel good now instead of waiting for something or someone to make me happy.  I chose to be here now, to live and focus as much as I could in the present moment, and to live first through my Inner Life.  I set aside all those outer life things that were causing my fear and unhappiness.  I relaxed, trusted myself, and embraced life.  For the first time in my life I felt like I was able to breathe.  I was free from the pain and fear.  I soon came to learn there was nothing to fear in myself or in my life.  And there is nothing to fear in yours either!

789Was it, or has it always been easy?  No, of course not, but it has been well worth it.  The times that were difficult were only difficult because I was putting up resistance to what was, out of fear.  I was trying to control what was happening instead of remaining in my relaxed state of being and allowing life to flow naturally, easily and effortlessly.  In time, it did get easier and to this day I still have my moments where I sway just a little towards fear, but the good thing is that I am so aware of how I feel and how I want to feel, that I never fall.

F – Faith

E – Energy

A – Adventurous

R – Resilience

15What is fear?  Fear is a word.  A word we have given much power to.  Fear is a belief.  A belief that something is so bad it causes us to be scared.  Think for a moment about how putting the word fear to a thing creates such negativity and fear within ourselves.  For example, many of us are afraid of snakes and spiders, but why?  Because we were taught they were something to fear.  What if we were taught that kittens were something to fear and snakes and spiders were cute and cuddly?  Ok, that may be stretching it a bit, but I think you get my point.  The things we tie fear to are only in our minds.  We all have the power and the ability to change what causes us fear and what doesn’t.

Frog 02What are you afraid of right now in your life?  Are you afraid of changing jobs, moving to a new town, ending your relationship, not losing weight, getting sick, losing a loved one?  Which fears are causing you the most unhappiness and what are you going to do about it?  Isn’t it time to take a leap of faith from fear to happiness?  To trust yourself, relax and embrace life.  Or would you rather live the rest of your life wondering what could have been, if only …..

If true and lasting happiness is what you seek, seek first from within.  Live, breathe and be your Inner Life.  Quiet your mind, focus solely on the present moment and allow the power of your Inner Life guide you to where you want to be …. 

Love & Light,


Cynthia K Ortiz, Inner Life Guidance Coach

Turning Bumps Into Stepping Stones

64“I’ve failed, but I’m strong enough to have been able to turn this experience around.  I’ve stumbled and faltered, but I’ve turned the bumps in my road into stepping-stones.” – Anonymous

Failure is only failure if you perceive it to be.  There is no failure when you turn the bumps in your road into stepping-stones.  A stepping stone is symbolic of a positive movement forward; a step in the right direction.  When you are able to embrace negative life experiences so much so that you see value in them; they lose power over you because the unwanted is now wanted. Without the unwanted your true desires would never be born.  You would never know where you want to go because you would still be where you are, swimming in a pool of negativity. 

65The power of the stepping-stone opens up the moment we choose to use our negative life experiences as stepping-stones, for it awakens one of the deepest parts of our Inner Life, who we really are.  It creates excitement, eagerness, anticipation and positive energy.  If you sit with it for just a spell, savoring the experience in the here and now, you will begin to feel the natural flow of positive energy move through your body.  You will begin to feel the essence of where you want to be.  What you do not want will slowly fade away because you will no longer be connected through your outer life, but through your Inner Life.

75If there are things going on in your life causing you fear, worry, pain or unhappiness, use the stepping-stone as your tool to pull yourself out of what you do not want and into what you do want.  

Visualize yourself moving forward toward all your dreams and desires.  Fear not of the next “stone” (step), but instead find the strength, wisdom, courage, faith and trust that lives inside you. You know it’s there.  We all know it’s there, we just don’t use it. You deserve to be happy no matter where you have been, what you have done, or who you once were.  

Take the next step ~ find the power that lies within the stepping-stone.  Do what you need to do, be who you want to be ~ live, love and laugh….one stepping-stone at a time!

Love & Light, 

Cynthia K Ortiz, Inner Life Guidance Coach

Higher Energy Frequencies through Appreciation

Appreciation is not just about gratitude but also worth, quality, importance, and awareness of the wonderful things and people in our lives.


When you make appreciation a daily practice, focusing on the gratitude, worth, quality, importance and awareness of all that is good, it creates higher frequencies in your energy. These frequencies put you more in tune with your Inner Life, with who you really are. They will also release negativity associated with any resistance you may be allowing from an unwanted life experience.  Focusing on what is pleasing in your life literally removes you from what is not.

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Appreciation doesn’t just come from saying the words, it comes from deep inside your physical body. From your Inner Life where the power of your energy flows in and throughout your entire being as a complete whole.

When you go within, leaving the thoughts and words associated with appreciation behind, focusing solely on the feeling of it, allow yourself to become one with your own energy. Feel it as it flows through your entire body ~ the warmth of it, the touch of it, the power of it ~ the joy and happiness of it.


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As with meditation, appreciation is a powerful tool that can in fact aid in relieving outer life “dis-eases” such as stress, anxiety, anger, frustration, emotional pain, addictions, depression, etc.  It takes you out of what is not (your outer life) and into what is (your inner life). However, this can only be done when your appreciation is true to heart.

Higher Energy Frequencies = 

Abundance ~ Joy ~ Love ~ Happiness



To get up in the morning and say out loud “I appreciate all that I have” as you are flying out the door, is not going to get you where you want to be.  But, if you were to get up 5 minutes earlier, sit on the edge of your bed, your feet planted firmly on the floor, and while taking slow deep breaths, feel the appreciation for everything and everyone in your life, then will you begin to see your life change.  Holding onto those feelings of all that appreciation is, will send an even greater surge of positive and powerful energy throughout your entire life experience. There will be relief, freedom, peace, abundance, joy, love and true happiness.

Love & Light,

Cynthia K Ortiz, Inner Guidance Life Coach

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