I Lost Myself

331I lost myself.  I’m not sure how, when or why, I just know I did.  I took an unfamiliar path toward something new and exciting, but I forgot to take myself along with me.  Looking back, I wish I had because then I know things would have turned out differently.  Now, I am left feeling sad and less than happy which is rare for me.  However, this too shall pass.

We all get lost from time to time, forgetting ourselves in the midst of new adventures, life changes, or even the ups and downs of everyday living.  It doesn’t matter so much that we get lost, what matters is that we find our way back to our Inner Life ~ the greater and more powerful part of who we truly are.  To the part of us that knows nothing but peace, abundance, tranquility, unconditional love and true happiness.  The part of us that knows All Is Well exactly as it is and always will be.

22As thrilling as life’s new experiences can be, I believe it is important not to forget ourselves in all the excitement.  I believe it is important to remain grounded within our Inner Life absorbing all that the present moment has to offer.  Let’s not cloud the beauty of our experiences with past pains, regrets or issues, and let’s not cloud it with worries of what the future may or may not hold. 

Too often we get caught up in the moment and before you know it, time has passed, you are living through your outer life, and you are nowhere to be found.  This in itself can cause quite the emotional roller coaster regardless of what the experience is.  However, it is okay.  Where we are and what we are doing is always okay even if it is not taking us to where we really want to be.  With each new experience is born a new dream or desire ~ for better or for worse, take the time to get back to you ~ to your Inner Life.  I lost myself and it hurts, but I will cherish the memories of the moments within my heart for an eternity.

“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

Love & Light,

Cindy Ortiz, Inner Life Guidance Coach

Feeling Good Leads to Positive Living

43I never believed it either – that something as simple as choosing to feel good no matter what would change my life, but it did and it still does.  The more I choose to feel good, the more abundance flows into my life, and the more my life turns into positive living.  

Positive living is not just about feeling good or having a positive attitude, it’s about creating a positive life no matter what comes your way.  It’s about living in and through your Inner Life instead of your outer life.  It’s about making positive choices and decisions that will enhance your life physically, mentally, and spiritually. It’s about choosing to see, feel and hear positivity in and around you, even if life begins to feel a little stale.

42If you are living a life that is less than positive, hopefully there will come a day, sooner than later, when where you are and how you feel is no longer acceptable to YOU. When you realize life is not about lack or heartache but about love, joy, peace, well-being, and happiness. This will be the turning point and the point of no return.  Once you get the sweet taste of positive living, there will be no going back.  

Choosing to feel good should be the most important part of your life.  Not only does it keep you in tune with your Inner Life, the greater and most powerful part of who you truly are, but it guides you right into positive living and a life filled with abundance.  How can you not live a positive life when you choose to feel good?  

44The power in positive living is that it will create the life you want.  It will bring you life experiences that will take your breath away, leaving you wondering whether or not you are dreaming. It will enlighten you, brighten you, and create a life full of goodness and well-being.  Feeling good and positive living go hand-in-hand; you can’t have one without the other, so isn’t it time you jumped on the feel good band wagon and get to some positive living?  Or are you just going to sit there and continue drowning in your own unhappiness ~ it’s your choice, it’s your life.

“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

Love & Light,

Cindy Ortiz

To Feel Good Is the Best Option

22If feeling good is the best option, then why do so many people choose not to feel good?  Why do so many people do the things, eat the things, or say the things that leave them feeling less than good?  I have pondered this for many, many years because like you, I have not always chosen the “feel good” path in life.  In fact, there were times when I chose to do things that I knew without a shadow of a doubt would make me feel absolutely miserable and yet on I went with it!  

I believe what happens is that we sink to the point of losing our faith in having the power to change how we feel and thus change how our lives play out.  For most, it’s a slow ride to the bottom.  A ride you may not even realize is taking you down until you are so far down it’s hard to get up.  It’s kind of like one day you wake up and get slapped in the face with your life. The realization of where you are hits you so hard it makes your stomach churn.  And the worst part, you have no idea how you got to be where you are.  Where did all those days, months, or years go?

23The good news….there is no need to worry or stress out about where you are OR how you got there.  There is ALWAYS a way out and UP. All you have to do is get back to feeling good.  No matter what it takes or how hard it may seem at the time, make the solid choice to feel good now.  Just for now, think a thought or do a thing – something – anything – that you know will make you feel good.  Stop trying to convince yourself that there is nothing at this point in your life that is going to make you feel good short of winning the lottery.  You always have a field of good feeling stuff to choose from.  It is up to you as to how bad you want it.  And if you are thinking that feeling good is not going to change your life or take care of your problems, you couldn’t be more wrong.  Feeling good, no matter what, is the key to your dreams and desires.  It is the key to getting back in tune with your Inner Life, the greater and more powerful part of who you truly are.  Feeling good is your golden ticket out and up of where you don’t want to be and in and around where you do want to be.  

668I never believed it either – that something as simple as choosing to feel good no matter what would change my life, but it did and it still does.  The more I choose to feel good, the more abundance flows into my life.  And yes, I too was stuck and woke up one day wondering how the heck I got to where I was.  At first it was hard to move out of the sludge, but the more I focused on how I wanted to feel versus how I was feeling the easier it became.  Before I knew it, I was waking up wondering how in the heck I ever chose to feel anything less than good, less than happy, less than joy, less than appreciative!  

It is your life and your choice.  If you truly want things to change for the better, there is nothing or no one that will stop you.  Just remember you have the power to create the life you want.  Be still and listen to your heart, for it knows nothing but the truth and the way.  Choose to feel good no matter what and watch what happens.  To feel good is the best option if you want out and up!

“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,

Cindy Ortiz