A lot of people talk a good game… but…


“Embodying shifts is definitely not the same as
reading about spiritual wisdom.

Jennifer Hough

Spiritual knowledge versus living it: you know those people that talk a good game? I used to be one of ’em.

It’s interesting how much more humbling this journey called life has gotten as I add years. Recently, I’ve been searching for the words to express this deep knowing that embodying shifts is definitely not the same as reading about spiritual wisdom.

I feel it, know it, live it and understand it … but the explanatory words just didn’t come, until I was listening to an Indian Guru.

I remember when I was in my 20’s, I’d recite “The Road Less Travelled” and “Women Who Run with the Wolves” verbatim. Oh yes, I sounded really smart but I wasn’t living it.

To really emphasize the point, I’m going to embellish the scenario the Guru was explaining.

Let’s say you go to lots of amazing restaurants. The best. The hidden gems. You don’t order but simply read, then memorize the menus but never actually taste the food.

That’s what learning is about, and being fascinated by the interesting ins and outs of spiritual wisdom is like. I don’t know about you, but I’d definitely rather experience than read about having meaning and fulfillment in my life.

I’m here to live it – actually ordering from the menu and then savoring, smelling, eating, and expressing love for the food lovingly enjoyed. The menu becomes secondary, a signpost but nothing compared to actually experiencing and enjoying the meal.

We teach our loved ones so much more through example, rather than offering empty words which don’t connect at a cellular level.

So here’s to the ‘embodiment’ of life at a cellular level and having the most delicious journey of discovery.

Not theoretically, but actually.

By the way, my Agent of Awakening friend, dive into “living it” because you rock!

With love,

Ps. Thought I’d give a definition of ‘embodiment’ so you’d know I don’t mean integration. I actually mean something much bigger, different from integrating with shifts and ‘aha’s’. Embodiment in our ‘Wide Awakening’ world is about understanding how to live in overflow and thrive, allowing curiosity to drive the journey, and living experientially.



Should we only do things that ‘feel good’?

Should we only do things that ‘feel good’?

Should we only do things that ‘feel good’?

Well, you might be surprised to hear me say absolutely not.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not about deliberately forcing ourselves to do things that feel awful.

It’s just that I hear so many people saying… “only do it if it feels good”.

Here’s the issue with that:

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Fear does an interesting thing to our brains

Fear does an interesting thing to our brains

Fear does an interesting thing to our brains.

I was listening to a brilliant podcast a few days ago which my husband reminded me about. Although they didn’t talk about this specifically, it struck me how important it is to understand how our brains work. In understanding this, I’m able to follow my knowing and feel connected to clarity, instead of being manipulated by noise which can only happen if I’m in fear; it’s so easy to be in fear these days, don’t you think?

Fight or flight creates an interesting shift in the brain causing us to relate to those who disagree with our viewpoint as the “other”, and there are those who want to manipulate others in order to protect themselves.

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The key to thriving is…

The key to thriving is…

A key to thriving is remembering that doing this is actually important.

It’s ‘nothing’.

That’s the thing, doing nothing is doing something.I’m sure you’ve sometimes tried to keep pushing through a project when life is showing you the harder and longer you push, the more unproductive things get, right?

I’m so guilty of feeling invincible or, put another way, stubbornly carrying on instead of being present to what life is showing, or sometimes commanding, me to do.

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