It’s Time to Change Direction

On May 2, 2007 I made the first major change in the direction I was headed.  I changed direction because I did not want to end up where I was going.  At the time I was consumed with severe depression, addiction, misery and unhappiness.  I knew if I didn’t change direction it would only get worse.  I did what I had to do ~ I took a fearless leap of faith toward my own true happiness.  This change in direction was a major turning point in my life.  It gave me what I knew I had lost, what I knew was already a natural part of who I am ~ it gave me peace, joy, love, well-being and true happiness.   You see, when I changed direction, not only did I wake up, but I also left the past behind.  I lived in the moment with great delight of creating a new life for myself.  I could be, have, or do whatever I desired!

“If we don’t change the direction we are headed, we will end up where we are going.”  – Jodi Picoult

From that day forward I have continued to change direction for the sole purpose of enhancing my life and of bringing more joy and happiness into my experience.  This doesn’t mean I was headed down a bad road, it simply means that as I learn and grow from life experiences, the more I want what is best for me.  The more I want to experience a variety of joy and happiness.  I don’t want to live life anymore.  I want to BE life.  

You don’t have to be in a bad place or headed down a dark road to change direction.  Think about where you are and where you want to go.  Now ask yourself if what you are doing is going to take you there.  Is how you are living your life right now going to take you to where you want to go?  If you don’t want to end up where you are going it is time to change direction.  It doesn’t matter where you are, what you have, or what you don’t have, you have the power to change direction at any time.  The only thing stopping you is you.  How you change direction is entirely up to you.  It could be through changing your thought patterns or eating habits. It could be through finding a new job, moving to a new city, ending a relationship, starting a relationship, trying new things, meeting new people, exploring new places, walking instead of running, starting a meditation or exercise practice.  The possibilities are endless.  It doesn’t really matter how you change direction, as long as you change it.  If it gets you to where you want to go then you can’t go wrong! 

It is that time again for me to change direction.  Where I am headed could very easily turn into something wonderful, but I want more for myself.  I don’t necessarily mean material things either.  I just want to live as fully as I can through my Inner Life and right now I am not doing that.  I’ve been trying to, but I haven’t been trying hard enough.  I have been allowing myself to get bogged down with too much garbage rolling around in my head.  I have been living too much in my outer life instead of in and through my Inner Life.  So with that said, I am changing direction to allow an overall better feeling about myself and to create another new life.   So now, is it time for YOU to change direction? 

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. – Cindy Ortiz

Live, Love & Breathe Life

Love & Light,

Cindy

Every Choice You Make Has An Outcome

17Every choice we make ends up somewhere.  It doesn’t matter what it is, there is always an outcome.  You may or may not see it or feel it, but it is there.  Even the littlest of choices such as the type of toilet paper you buy will have an outcome.  You will end up with a happy tush or an unhappy tush depending on the type of toilet paper you chose to buy.  If you choose to turn left instead of right this could cause you the opportunity to see the sunset and what a beautiful outcome that would be!  The choice I made today to paint my fingernails has a positive outcome because it makes me feel good.  The choice to drink more water will have the outcome of more trips to the bathroom along with helping to flush out toxins.

Taking Complete Responsibility for Your Life Changes Your Life

38Some choices we make, and will make, change our lives completely.  The choice to drink and drive could land you in prison because you crossed the yellow line and killed an entire family.  The choice to use drugs could cause you to lose everything including yourself.  The choice to text and drive could cause you to miss the stop light and drive head on into a tree, losing your life.  The choice to eat junk food could cause high cholesterol and eventually cause a heart attack.  The choice to go swimming in an unsafe body of water could cause you to drown.  The choice to lie to and cheat on your partner could cause the end of your relationship.

652The choices we make are just as important and vital to our well-being as the thoughts we think and the food we put in our bodies.  There is certainly nothing wrong with taking a little extra time to think through your choices.  Think about every possible outcome, good or bad, and then choose wisely.  We all think from time to time that “it won’t happen to me” but it does happen.  It happens all the time to people of all walks of life. 

Today I choose only that which is for my greater good and for that which is in line with and in tune with my Inner Life.  Today I choose to make choices that will enhance my life and bring me more joy, abundance, peace, love and true happiness!

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. – Cindy Ortiz

Live, Love & Breathe Life

Love & Light,

Cindy

Are Your Beliefs Creating Heartache and Unhappiness

11I was thinking today about how powerful our beliefs can be.  They can control how we perceive other people and the world we live in, influence our future, and affect our every day lives.  Beliefs can take us higher, make us happier, work for us, and keep us in tune with our Inner Life.  But, they can also take us lower, make us unhappy, work against us, and keep us out of tune with our Inner Life.  Obviously it is beneficial to have a positive set of beliefs ~ but what if we don’t.  What if our beliefs are creating heartache and unhappiness. 

22Let’s take for instance a person who doesn’t believe they are worthy of a good life.  A person who believes they are “less than” with no hope in sight.  Can you imagine the struggle he or she must go through each and every day?  Waking up every morning with a feeling of dread for the day to come. Looking in the mirror and feeling nothing good for themselves.  Desperately trying to fit in somewhere, anywhere, seeking the approval of anyone who will give it to them.  Jumping from one relationship to another in an effort to find some sense of self and worthiness.  In time losing the ability to maintain a job, a home, and even worse ~ losing the ability to maintain overall well-being, balance and stability, all the while trying to be happy in a world that is completely painted with unworthiness.  A person who truly believes they are unworthy could have everything they want handed to them on a silver platter and yet find a way to destroy it all. 

Trust Your Gut Instincts

19We tend to forget how powerful our beliefs can be.  Once you think it, and start to believe it, your energy changes.  It changes to the point of then attaching itself to its own likeness. Meaning, you will start attracting what you believe – good or bad. In simple words, a belief is merely a thought you keep thinking, which in time becomes a part of who you choose to be, because you believe it to be true.  Whatever it is you believe, positive or negative, will in fact come true. All beliefs will in fact manifest into and become a part of your life and of you.  Any and all beliefs can be changed, but it is up to you to change them. 

20If you want to know whether or not your beliefs are creating heartache and unhappiness, take some time and think of all the areas of your life in which you feel dissatisfaction.  Now, ask yourself what your beliefs are surrounding this area of your life.  If you are not happy with your weight, do you BELIEVE you are fat and will never lose the weight? If you live pay check to pay check, do you BELIEVE you will never be wealthy?  If you have unhealthy relationships, do you BELIEVE you will never find the right person? If you are unhappy with your job, do you BELIEVE you can’t have the career you desire?  If you spent the last ten years of your life in prison, do you BELIEVE you will never have a normal life?  These are all very important areas of your life to look at and to determine if the cause of your dissatisfaction is from the beliefs you hold about them.  

32Once you determine which beliefs are creating heartache and unhappiness, all you have to do is change them. Begin by thinking the exact opposite even if you don’t feel it to be true.  Think it all through the day. Believe you are losing weight and slender, believe you have the ability to make more money, believe the perfect healthy relationship is right around the corner, believe you can excel in any career you so choose, believe you can have a happy and satisfying life after prison.  I promise you, in due time, if you keep thinking a new belief it will in fact come true.  It has no choice.  The now positive belief will attach itself to its own likeness and manifest right before your very eyes.  All you have to do is to BELIEVE!

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 ….

Live, Love & Breathe Life

Love & Light,

Cindy