Hey momma! I see you! 👀 I know your struggles! I feel your pain! .
Would you agree? This #momlife is seriously no joke? It’s H A R D! 😩 It’s challenging! It tests our patience! And some days it brings us to our knees in tears! 🤯
I know you’ve had days where you feel stuck, maybe even trapped! Maybe even thought about disappearing and hiding in a hole just to get a few moments of silence to collect your thoughts! I know cause I walk in your shoes every day!
Wanna know what helps me make it through the day? 👇🏻 THIS! 👇🏻
. ♥️the community
. ♥️the workouts
they release endorphins
they relieve stress
they make me feel like a badass mama
. ♥️the accountability
I stay on course
I’m more consistent then ever before
. ✨I’m more confident
✨I have more energy
✨I FEEL GOOD about myself
✨And most importantly I have the mental strength to deal with whatever this #momlife throws at me! .
If you need this in your life…If you’re at all curious about all the amazing things this has brought into my life…reach out to me! I want to help! I want to show YOU what THIS has done for ME and so many others! 😘
🌟PART 3: HOLDING THE LIGHT: MOISTURISE! 🌟
💜This week in Time to Shine, we are practising Kyle Gray's process for HOLDING THE LIGHT
🦄The HOLDING THE LIGHT process has three elements to it. All elements help us to EMBRACE SELF LOVE.
Loving ourselves more means shining brighter.
👉The HOLDING THE LIGHT PROCESS also helps us to anticipate miracles instead of disasters
💪The third part of the process of holding the light is MOISTURISE.
MOISTURISE is about setting healthy energetic boundaries.
💜 MOISTURISE is the daily practise of placing ourselves in a bubble of bright Light and as we do we are effectively saying to ourselves:
🦄 "I AM worthy of good vibes"
And it will be easier for us to say NO to the people, places, situations, behaviours that do not serve us! [Circle back to CLEANSE]
🙏INVITATION FOR MOISURISE:
👉First thing in the morning, come into a relaxed seated position. Take a few deep breaths inhaling through the nose, exhaling deeply through the mouth, to let go and come into the present moment. Feel your connection with the Earth beneath your feet.
👉Drop inside and connect with your inner vibration. Your inner knowing, the part of you that is infinite, wise and loving.
💖From this place, imagine a warm, loving, pure, bright white or pink light surrounding you. Place yourself in a bubble of this loving Light.
👉Notice any and all emotions, sensations and feelings that may (or may not) come up. Welcome whatever is here or not here.
👉Receive the Love from this bubble, know that this bubble is protective and that it comes with you as you venture into the world, as you go about your day
💖As you move about your days, notice how you feel, especially when you are around people operating in lower vibrations. Remind yourself of the Light-bubble.
How do you feel?
👉Share below what you observed. 👇
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Friday June 22nd my car window was smashed out and my purse was stolen well I was 15ft away walking to it. They took my rent money, crystals, turquoise ring, driver license and much more. Well over $1000 worth of property. Leaving me broke and not able to pay rent or any bills this month.
Thank you to everyone that donated and to everyone for ur loving responses! I appreciate u all so much...so far I was able to get my car window replaced and car up and running again. 🤗
But I still need help catching up. With all my rent money stolen and being out of work, I'm way far behind. So I'm asking for help to raise some money for rent, bills and food. I have some #ooak orgonite items for sale on my ig page on u can donate to the link in my profile.
Love, thanks and blessings always 😚💖🕉
Shine- intransitive verb - 1. to emit rays of light 2. to be bright by reflection of light
Well by definition that’s me! I’m so grateful that before the foundation of this World, before I was formed in my mother’s womb, I Michanda, was created to Shine and help others do the same!
On this day a few years ago 🤣🤣🤣, I was born and today I get to celebrate life!
Yes, it’s my birthday and my God and I excited about what’s in store! If this year and past preparation years are any indication of where I’m headed.... Watch out now!!! The journey hasn’t been easy but I know the reward is and will always be! 🌟🌟🌟Here’s to shining brighter and brighter as this LIGHT can’t and won’t be hidden just ALWAYS SHINING! 🌟🌟🌟 #michandashines#befed#youbff#birthdaygirl#birthday#faith#love#shine#bethelight#turnup#shining#me#bright#light#jesus
"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination" Nelson Mandela.
My heart's desire has never been in living a life where I play small and where my life ends with me but in impacting people and making people feel great about themselves, and valuing the gift of life and making a difference in my little corner of the planet. No one inspires me to do this more than Madiba. What an amazing man he was!!! The world sure is better because of him. .
I'll tell you about this 📸, it was taken by my friend @suellengrubbs who's one of the most selfless, beautiful hearted people I ever met and who lives the above principle.
Surround yourself with the people that have the same values as you, the people that get it, the ones that inspire you to be better and do better, the ones that ask the hard questions because 'iron sharpens iron'. .
Who's in your inner circle?
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Advise from a sunflower: be bright, sunny, and positive. Spread seeds of happiness. Rise and shine, and hold your head high 🌻❤️
I realize in this age we live in being deceived is real and no it’s not just being lied to but it’s also the action and thought behind willfully sinning and choosing your own way despite the truth that is sometimes blatantly in front of you. A life we think we deserve , a life we think will make us happier but In the end it’s not. Believe me seeing the truth and living on it does not mean you can’t be happy, you understand that there is a order to what God created. It was created in its order for a reason from the very beginning. We have a choice to believe this or not and I don’t hate anyone for not believing, I just pray that our eyes will be opened to truth. Every time someone I know has been deceived or even myself has been deceived I’ve always seen a snake. I have seen them recently and pray for everyone I know and don’t know behind closed doors. The enemy waits for any open opportunity to get someone to believe something that’s not true before He makes a move. I pray we are all wise, read the Word of God, ( The Bible ) pray for wisdom and insight. Pray for people if you know something is going on and speak truth. Love is not love if it does not rebuke or correct us. -
You know I’m remembering how grateful I have been to grow up in a household and the church I was raised in to have people who told me no. There were times I did not like them telling me no, I did not like hearing the truth because I thought what I wanted would be best and guess what ? When I realized that I was wrong and what I wanted was not good I could go back to those same people and thank them for leading me in a direction that was true. They didn’t want me to just feel good so they could win me over, they wanted me to see the truth.
I understand that many have been hurt by people In a church , or a family member or friend who are so called Christians and I’m sorry. But we aren’t perfect either. The church is for the broken and those in need of help. The church is a body that should be and want to help. The church is who Jesus is coming back for and we don’t know when that is. So be wise, stand tall , read your word and keep watch because the enemy wants to deceive as many as He can.
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“Fear of the Lord teaches wisdom; humility precedes honor.”
Proverbs 15:33 NLT
When pain is being inflicted, the mind sends a message to the body and the body responds to what the mind tells it....if your mind tells you that this pain is unbearable , your body will respond accordingly. The key to overcoming what you feel is controlling the message your mind sends out.
When giving birth to my son, I trained my mind to tell my body that the pain was not going to kill me but if I give in or trust what I was experiencing it was going to help me deliver what I was carrying... with this in mind, I pushed through my pain and once my baby was born, I didn’t even remember how bad the pain was. This was one of the greatest lessons that life taught me. .
Out of your pain.... purpose is birthed.... And remember you are a strong as you tell yourself you are.
I Love you!
✨ TELEPATHY ✨ When you’re from the same soul family, no words ever need to be said ~ the first time we met, we recognized and understood one another immediately 👽. Our paths have always been intertwined, but it’s in this last year that we’ve grown together the most. I’m not one for threats, but watch out world: we’re coming! 🌎💃🏻💃🏻❤️ stay woke 👁✌🏼
This morning I got up & started day 3 of The Miracle Morning challenge.
I decided to really focus in on my my affirmations.
I learned that if I want to be successful in life & NOT be that 95% of people who live a mediocre life... that this is one of the first steps I needed to take.
In this book, I learned 5 steps to create the affirmations that you need to be successful. 🌻 What do you really want your ideal life to look like? 🌻 Why do you want that life? (This will be your purpose... you need to create your own)
🌻 Whom are you committed to being to create that life? What kind of person do you need to be?
🌻 What will do commit to doing in able to attain that life? Be specific here... (example: twice a week I am committed to doing yoga for 20 mins at 8am) 🌻 Add inspirational quotes & philosophies that you live by or want to live by.
I encourage you to make your list & say them allowed with emotion daily. Doing this alone will transform all 7 dimensions of your life. FEED YOUR SOUL.
For fun: comment below some of your affirmations to help encourage others 💗
I Love this quote by Jeffrey Allen, "It’s a no-brainer. Does it feel good? Because your energy always feels good to you. So if it doesn’t, there you go: It’s not your energy. It’s not your problem.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Feeling Good is the primary Intention. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It really can be as simple as that. but i feel you. "but what about...this. this. this. & this" Your brain fires off all the reasons, all the excuses, all the limited perceptions that try to make this harder than what it truly is. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Energy is a vibration which means we need to start understanding how vibration influences reality.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I was reading one of my old books on spirituality and a part of me was like -- 'Is all this necessary?" I feel like we make things bigger than they seem, we over-complicate things and this might be why many in the spiritual community get so stuck. We're worried we're not doing "it" the right way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We place dogma and duality at the center of it all and then freak out about having a bad moment. Resistance is real for all of us - We need to stop denying our humanness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sometimes we must go back to the energy basics, does it feel good? If not, Why? What is light feels good, what is heavy feels bad. In the same way - if we’re feeling resistance, choose again. Question it, Accept it, and Choose Again. Don’t run, hide, escape, ignore or rid yourself of ego. - honey it won't work. It will keep showing up until you face your shadow.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feel it, question it, accept it and Choose again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We can always choose again. light or heavy. It’s your pick. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You choose because you create every moment of every day, How do you choose to play in your reality?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
(Going deeper into this on my blog/vlog today :) ) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Focus on the Good Today!
I saw this caption in somebody else’s feed! It really needs no other words. 🌿
Focus on the good in people!
Focus on the good in situations!
Focus on the Good in your life! You truly will be so much Happier!
“In a world full of words, diamonds are found in efforts made.” 🐚🌊 pc: @juneshineco
STRONG was never a word I would use to describe myself. 💪🏼
When I was younger I attended a Catholic school. We had PE regularly and it was my most dreaded class. 😩 I was always last to “run” (aka walk) the mile run. I could NEVER reach my toes during our fit test or do a single pull up. And I honestly felt like crawling inside my skin and hiding whenever we had to play group activities. 🙈
Yeah, I made the cheerleading team, but I’m pretty sure it was only because they were good at giving grace (and they needed the extra bodies to make up a team). 😂
Growing up I was told I was big boned and my physical appearance was something I would eventually grow out of.
I remember that time in my life so vividly. I can close my eyes and picture every bit of it and still feel those emotions that I tried to hide so well. .
These days...well these days it’s a different story! These days I feel STRONG! 😀 These days I feel CONFIDENT! And I know I am CAPABLE of so much more!
It’s amazing what happens when you put yourself in an environment that allows you to rise from your suck, break through those limiting beliefs and thrive! I’m forever grateful for stepping into this over three years ago. Not just for what it’s done in my life so far, but what it has yet to do! ♥️
My excuses to skip were strong today! But the accountability that comes from my fit family is stronger! 💪🏼😀♥️🙌🏼
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We spent most of the day sweating like crazy people walking the streets of Epcot, but since we got back to the house with time to spare we decided to knock out a quick 20 minute one! 🙌🏼💪🏼 I think our motivation to finish strong was fueled by the amazing smells that came from the kitchen as Nonna Teresa cooked us an amazing meal! 😋mmmm
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Prelaunch workout preview #2! I love how everyone is working at their own pace! A great reminder that no matter where you are at on your fitness journey you can do this program! 😀🙌🏼 We all start somewhere, right! ♥️ There are still 2 spots open in our VIP test group if anyone wants to join in! With only 4 workout days a week it’s the perfect program to finish off the summer and ease into our normal routines!
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One more week till go time! Our private support group is now OPEN and I have decided to take TWO more ladies with me!
This initial test group kicks off on the 16th and there’s still time to jump in with us! You just gotta take that leap and let me know quick if you wanna grab a spot!
If you missed our informational launch group this weekend here’s a quick recap of this program: - Lifting + HIIT training + core work all in one! - Only 4 days per week 🙌🏼
- Most workouts are around 30 min. (so they fly by)
- One "cheat day" per week 😋
- No repeats of the same workout! (Yup...that’s 32 DIFFERENT workout routines) Woohoo! 💃🏼
- a Simple Nutrition plan too 😎🙌🏻 Proof that this program works in the comments 😉
Anyone else have about 10 pounds they’d love to abolish asap? I personally wouldn’t mind if these last 10 pounds from Alana’s pregnancy came straight from my midsection! 😆 Like all of it! .
We have a new program coming out very soon that I know will help us achieve our goals! Come do it with me?!?! Check out some details:
👉🏻4 workout days/3 rest days a week
👉🏻30 to 40 minutes 👉🏻equipment: weights OR a resistance band
👉🏻meal plan included
👉🏻support group cause we need all the support we can get!
. 🙌🏼and we can throw in a super clean, nutritious shake if you’re like me and need something super quick and easy on busy days or days you’re feelin’ kinda lazy (that’s been almost daily for me lately 🤦🏻♀️🤣)!
The results from the first test group round have been amazing! A lot of the ladies had this same belly pooch going on that I’ve been rockin’ all summer before they started and now...well, washboard abs for days!
. 👯♀️I want to bring 5 ladies with me into this next test group, so if you’re interested in learning more let me know and I will add you to our launch party to get even more details before you decide to commit!
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Most people think this Beachbody thing I do is all about workouts and shakes and physical transformations. But more often then not the transformations appear beneath the surface! 😯
Physically, I was thinner on the right. It may seem like something I would miss, especially at the age of 34 and after having 3 babies. But a meek smile, a fun little pose and super soft slinky hair can hide so much. 🤭
I was good at keeping a low profile when I was around others and would work at keeping my gaze low to the ground in hopes you wouldn’t see through. I prayed people wouldn’t be able to notice the sad lonely me that was hiding within. 😐
Back then I had no idea why I felt that way...sad, lonely, ashamed of what I looked like and frustrated with all the qualities I didn’t possess. I just told everyone, “This is how I am. I’m an introvert. I’m quiet.” But really all I was doing was crying inside. You might think to yourself that I had a tough life...that was far from the truth. But something as simple as low self esteem can plague you in more ways imaginable. .
Today I’m thankful a company that is helping me climb out of the fire I once kept myself in. I say helping because I’m still a work in progress! But one thing I know is, today I’m a better person because of saying yes to THIS over 3 years ago! . 🤙🏼amazing products
👉🏼business vitals that encourage you to focus on improving all areas of yourself
🤝a community to lift you up and cheer you on
And as a result
✨I’m stronger! ✨I’m healthier!
✨I stand a tad bit taller (which means I can say I’m 5 foot tall instead of 4’ 11” 😜)!
✨Confidence shines through more often than not!
♥️I’m slowly learning to LOVE the different pieces that make up Maria! .
Maybe you don’t struggle like I did. Maybe you are the happiest, healthiest, most amazing version of you! 🤷🏻♀️ But if not, please know you don’t have to continue on that path. I know this can help you just like it’s helped me (and thousands of others). 😀🙌🏼♥️ .
So stop being stubborn! Stop makes excuses! Stop telling yourself “I’m fine” or “This is just how I am”. .
Take my hand and start feeling like the amazing beauty that you were created to be
Mr Nelson Mandela would have been 100 today. My hero - both personally and professionally. I first began to study this great man when I was in Grade 4 - I still have the school project that lit a fire in me and I haven’t stopped learning from him or being inspired by him.
I was lucky enough to hear him speak live back in 2000 - I sat covered in goosebumps with tears in my eyes, two hours of my life that I still cherish to this day.
So today, on his birthday, I hope you will remember these 5 quotes I try my hardest to live and love by - may they inspire you, as they do me, every day.
1. May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.
2. Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.
3. I never lose. I either win or learn.
4. There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
5. I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.
If you love yourself, you love others. If you hate yourself, you hate others. In relationships with others it is only you, mirrored.
Oftentimes we’re so quick to judge. So quick to blame. We feel entitled. Why did that person just cut ME off!? How could someone get in an accident & hold ME up!? (clearly someone has a bit of road rage here 😂🤭)
But the way we see other people & situations is really the way we see ourselves. We project our insecurities onto others without even realizing it. I know I’m guilty of it 🙋🏻♀️ but I’ve gotten really good at catching myself doing it. Usually when I’m blaming someone else for something it’s really my own perception of the situation that needs to change.
Sure the daily grind can be a drag & people are bound to get on your nerves, but you don’t have to let such small situations ruin your entire day. In the grand scheme of things is this really gonna matter!? Just remember, you have the power to control your reactions 💖
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"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." [Edith Wharton] 🔸 How will you spread light today? 💛✨ #tbt: Costa Rican wedding vibes, April 2017