Your Past Is No Excuse!

85How often do you use your past as an excuse to justify your present life situation or your behavior? Do you blame your drinking on your “old man” because he drank when you were a kid?  Do you blame your trust issues on a past lover who cheated on you 10 years ago?  Do you blame your dead-end job on your parents because they did not send you to college?  If you are fully aware of where your excuses are coming from, you no longer have an excuse for making excuses!  It is time to step up to the plate and take personal responsibility for what you are doing or not doing.  No one is twisting your arm or holding a gun to your head.  The only person making you and your life the way it is, is you.  Yes, you heard me correctly!  It’s all YOU!  You are the one who has control, not the past, and not anyone from the past.

You make excuses because you are afraid to face the truth.  You are afraid to look in the mirror and admit where and who you are is because of the choices YOU made, no one else.  You make excuses to avoid the life that is right in front of you.  Believe it or not, the truth will set you free.  When you stop making excuses and starting taking personal responsibility, you will begin to feel empowered.  You will start to feel a sense of freedom because all those excuses will no longer being holding you back.  You will be able to move forward in every area of your life.  Oddly enough, you will find there was nothing to fear.

84Living with excuses is the same as resisting all that life has to offer.  You are resisting what is and the present moment because you are too focused in the past.  If you use the pain of a past relationship as an excuse not to trust someone, you will only be hurting yourself.  You will find yourself avoiding relationships.  Is that really what you want?  We have all experienced some of the same things.  What is important for you to know is that you always have a choice as to how you react to that experience.  You can choose to accept it for what it was and move on or you can choose to use it as an excuse and remain stuck.

Take some time to think about your life, where you are, and why you make the choices you do and then ask yourself these questions: Are you taking personal responsibility or are you making excuses?  How often do you find yourself making excuses?  Are you blaming someone else for your current life situation?  Are you living the life you want to live?  Are you moving ahead or standing still?  What are you going to do about it?

56Nothing you have or do is because of anyone other than you!  Once you come to the realization that YOU are in control of your life and there is no need for excuses, you will begin living a joyous and abundant life!  So, what is the first step you are committed to taking right now?

Love & Light,


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You’re Okay

04You are okay and your life is okay.  Do not fret or worry for the Universe is working with you, not against you.  Relax in the calmness you so willingly find within.  You are one with who you really are; with God; with Source; with the great Universe.  Your energy flows eagerly outward embracing all that you are and all that you desire.  Your dreams are right there.  I know you can feel them….can you feel them?  

Now, close your eyes and just breathe.  Breathe in all that you deserve ~ breathe in abundance, joy, happiness, hope, faith and love.  And now, breathe out what is not truly a part of who you really are.  Breathe out the stress, worry, dis-ease, frustration, and fear. 

With every step you take, with every breath you breathe, allow yourself to be free.  Break free from the chains that bind you; the chains that keep you locked up in the confines of your own mind.  There is not one thing to be afraid of. 

You may not always feel me, but I am always with you.  I will never leave your side and I will never hurt or disappoint you.  I will love you all-ways and unconditionally.  All I need is for you to trust me.  Can you trust me?  I ask that you give yourself completely and wholly to me for I am anxious to take this journey with you!  Please….trust ME, for I AM who YOU seek – I am YOU! 

Love & Light,

Cynthia K Ortiz, Inner Life Guidance Coach


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The Journey Back to You

There will be times in your life when you experience feelings of unhappiness toward something or someone in your life or from your own personal beliefs about yourself.  These feelings are only temporary.  They are nothing more than a brief separation from who You really are.  Once you get back to You everything and everyone in your life will fall easily and effortlessly into place.  Your life will turn in the direction you want it to go, guaranteed. 


Understanding who You really are and why you are here is the first step in your journey back to You.  The easiest part to understand is that you chose to be born into your physical body for the purpose of living a HAPPY life experience.  The physical body is only a small part of who You are.  The GREATER part of who You are is energy – pure, positive energy which is also the equivalent of true happiness.  Some refer to this energy as Source, the Universe, True-Self, Being, Inner-Being, and even God.  Whatever term feels most comfortable to you, use it.  I of course refer to it as “You” because it is in fact a part of who we are.  It is the greater part of You that has the power to create the life you want and create true and lasting happiness.  

Everything and everyone is made up of energy so we are always surrounded by it and we are always attracting the same likeness of our own energy.  This is why you experience the same situations over and over again or why you keep attracting the same type of people in your life.  The type of energy you put out is the driving force to what shows up in your life experience.  Once you understand the power of your energy you will never want to go back to any type of negativity.

You are the power that creates your life.

You are the power that can CHANGE your life.

The most effective way to get back to You is to live in the present moment because You are the present moment.  There is nothing but positive energy, true happiness, unconditional love, compassion and appreciation in the present moment.  There is no past, future, stress, worry, dis-ease, depression or lack.  It is when we live outside ourselves; outside of who we really are that we suffer and live unhappy lives.

If you find it difficult at first to live in the Here and Now, try focusing on things that make you feel good and then feel appreciation for them.  For example, if you are not happy with your job and you dread going to work, do not focus on this, but instead focus on the things you do outside of work that make you happy.  Find appreciation in the fact that you are able to do things you enjoy because you have a job.  You may not be able to do everything you want right now but as soon as you take your focus off the negative there will be an immediate shift in your energy.  It is this shift in energy that will create different life experiences more in tune with the positive energy you are now emitting.  The more consistently you live through You, the more your life will change.


If you live with a poor self-image which creates feelings of unhappiness, low self-esteem or unworthiness, you are living outside yourself because You would never see yourself as anything but perfect exactly the way you are.  To get to a better feeling place and back to You, focus on what you do like about yourself and what you are good at.  This will pull you away from self-criticism and create positive energy.  This positive energy will motivate you to focus more on healthy acts of self-care because you will in fact feel good about yourself and you will care about how you feel.

The journey back to You, in simple terms, means living through positive energy as much as you can, which is the same as living through You. There is nothing complicated about it because it is your natural state of being.

You are never without You so when you start to feel unhappy about anything in your life, just remember all you have to do is shift your energy from negative to positive and just like that you will be back to You!

Love & Light,

Cindy Ortiz

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