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

Life Is Inside You

43Life is inside you but you spend so much time looking outside yourself, you don’t even know it exists.  It is an unshakable feeling of peace and well-being; an unshakable feeling of calm.  No matter what is going on you will never lose yourself when you are connected to Life.  The Life inside you is who you truly are.  It is the foundation for all abundance.  It is where your dreams and desires are born.  It is where you will find true unconditional love not only for yourself but for everyone around you.

When you live your life from the outside you will know something is missing.  You will feel the void and you will try to fill it with things you believe will make you joyful and happy, and they may, for a short period of time.  But there will come a time when that hole you are continually trying to fill will no longer hold the things you are trying to put into it.  It will eventually become bottomless and no matter how hard you try to fill it, it will only end up sucking you into it until you are so far down you cannot see the light of day.  This is when, if you don’t get out, you could very easily turn to other means and ways of trying to feel good only to be led down a path of destruction.  It is a vicious cycle of unhappiness, sorrow, pain and depression. 

44When you live your life from within, where LIFE exists; when you come to the realization that LIFE IS INSIDE YOU, there will never be anything missing. There will no longer be a void and there will no longer be any holes to fill.  The feelings of unhappiness, sorrow, pain and depression will slowly begin to fade as they are replaced with genuine feelings of joy, happiness, appreciation, abundance, and love. Life will take a turn.  It may be a dramatic turn or it may be a gradual turn, but none the less it will be a turn that points you in the direction you have always wanted to go.

Living life from the inside means living in the moment.  It means putting the past to rest and never worrying about the future.  It means creating every day how you want it to be just by living, breathing and being the present moment. There is no pain or suffering because Life knows nothing but joy and love.  One of the easiest ways to connect to Life, is to just let go of everything that ails you. Turn your life over to LIFE (Universe, God, Source, Self, etc.) and relax in the KNOWING that LIFE will never work against you if you just give it a chance!

Love & Light,

Cindy Ortiz

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When Life Gets Froggy Just Let Go

31Let’s be honest; life is NOT always easy and we are not always happy.  No matter how hard we try to feel better or get out of our funk, it only seems to get worse.  Well the good news is, that is the problem.  Whenever you “effort” from a place of negativity or frustration, you are only going to create more discomfort within yourself and more of the unwanted in your life.  I know, it doesn’t really make sense, but it does.  You see, when you try to force a different outcome instead of allowing life to carry you NATURALLY you create more negativity because you are going against what is.  Simply speaking, we not only get in our own way, but we also get in life’s way. 

Everything you have ever wanted and desired is already there.  It has already manifested in your vibrational reality so now the only thing left to do is to ALLOW it to come forth into your physical reality.  Easier said then done, yes I know, but hear me out because I am no different from you.  Although I am truly happy from the inside out, I still have personal struggles, but I have learned how to turn them around in a short amount of time by doing one simple little thing and that is to just let go. Just let go of all the “garbage” you are holding onto, let go of the incessant chatter in your head, and stop fighting against what is and let the LIFE (Universe, God) within you take over!  Trust me when I say there is absolutely NOTHING else you need to do to turn your life around.  When you let go and accept what is as it is you release all the tension, stress, and resistance you have building inside of you.  Once your resistance is gone your energy will instantly and AUTOMATICALLY change course and lead you down a path that will undoubtedly bring you your heart’s desires!  Trust me, it has worked for me for the past 7 years.

06I know many people believe being in control of everything and everyone in their life is the way to go, but don’t you see…..the more you try to control Life, the more YOUR life falls apart.  Life does not need to be told what to do anymore than Life needs to be controlled because Life responds to you through energy – your energy – so as long as you feel good, Life will always bring you what you want.  If things have not been working for you thus far, isn’t it time to give something else a try?  Isn’t it time to give yourself a break and let “something” else take care of you for a while.  You have done your job so now it is time to let LIFE do it’s job.

I am not going to sit here and tell you what a breeze this will be because it won’t always be easy but I can promise you that once you get in the habit of just letting go, your body and mind will automatically react to any negativity you feel by reminding you to let go.  You will know the instant you start to tense up with worry, stress, frustration or resistance that you are going against Life and that in itself will be your reminder to let go.  Each time will get easier and as it does you will begin to trust and have faith in LIFE.  You will know without a shadow of a doubt that LIFE is in fact working for you not against you, so just let LIFE do what it does and just let go.

Love & Light,

Cindy Ortiz

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