Becoming Familiar with Your Source Connection

By Cheryl Bourget

“When we can bring ourselves in harmony with the forces of our Universe, achieving our dreams becomes far more possible than at any other time. We attain harmony when we are centered and at ease with ourselves.” Cheryl Bourget

I believe the most valuable skill I have and will ever need, both personally and professionally, is the ability to build a strong partnership with my Source. I define “Source” as that from which I, all that I perceive, and all that is possible originates. Source is that which guides and supports me during good and challenging times in my life.

In having this strong partnership or connection with my Source, I am essentially “centered and at ease with myself”.  It has allowed me to develop trust in my own personal inner guidance system, providing clarity and direction on action steps that will support my desired results, both at work and in my personal life.

Ultimately, by learning to access this inner guidance system I have essentially brought myself into harmony with the forces of the Universe. I have become more self-directed, authentic, focused, relaxed, and trusting in the process of my life. I have learned to Live as My Own Leader.

Research has shown the intellect is just 12% of who we are. The subconscious mind is 88%. It has been very important for me, whenconnecting to Source, to learn to speakthe language of the subconsciousmind. The subconscious mind is the gateway though which the message of our Inner Spirit or Source Perspective flows to our thinking, conscious mind. We are essentially dual beings with both the conscious mind of the physical body and Inner Spirit as accessed through our subconscious mind.  To create more harmony and ease in life, it is essential to develop an open dialog with our Inner Spirit. This is the only way to be “open-minded” in one’s approach to life.  To learn more about the mind’s energy and Being Your Own Leader TM, refer these posts:

http://yoursourceconnection.com/2012/01/subconscious_one/  (part 1 of 2)

http://yoursourceconnection.com/2012/02/understanding-your-minds-energy-being-your-own-leader-by-cheryl-bourget/    (part 2 of 2)

When we meditate, we bond the conscious self with Source. When we consciously begin to speak to our Inner Spirit energy and use it’s language, which is color, feeling (emotion), sound, taste, scent, touch, and sight… we come into harmony as a whole being and with the forces of the Universe.

A common desire I often hear from clients is, “I want to get to know my True Self”. The practice of daily connection to and communication with the broadest aspect of yourself – Inner Spirit, Source Perspective – will open and introduce you to yourself in new ways! This is a direct route to peace and inner harmony. Meditation or contemplation on a daily basis will expand your sense of awareness of your highest, most powerful self!

Following are two links to earlier blogs in which I explain tools that can assist you in connecting to your Source Perspective and become more familiar with your True Self.

In this blog, I explore the daily practice of HU:

http://yoursourceconnection.com/2012/07/dont-sweat-the-small-stuff-one-solution/

Another way to connect, and one of my favorites, is through journaling.  Check out this blog on journaling at:

http://yoursourceconnection.com/2011/06/journaling/

If you desire additional guidance and support in becoming familiar with your True Self, Cheryl is available to assist you.  She can be reached at 480-518-3660 or via email at cheryl@yoursourceconnection.com.

The Path of Spiritual Development Has Many Twists and Turns!

By Cheryl Bourget

Everyone encounters distractions in their life.  For some, this is a normal way of living; spending days, months, even years distracted from a greater Truth.

Those of us on a conscious path of spiritual development know that external circumstances are only a reflection of our inner reality and quality of relationship to Source perspective. We know we can use our attitude, placement of attention, and vision to harness spiritual energy and create a new realty based in a higher Truth.

As we move further into an enlightened state, however, something attempts to interfere and throws us out of balance. Some say it’s the ego’s attempt at maintaining control. Others say it’s the mind and body attached to unhealthy patterns resulting in a repetition of negative drama. I see it as a combination of all of these. We have a choice. We can get lost in reactivity and fill ourselves with worry, doubt and frustration, or we can see these obstacles for what they are ~ mere distractions.

Managing Distractions on the Spiritual Path As we embody higher and lighter vibrations of our true spiritual essence, our inner shadow aspects rise to the surface in order to receive the healing salve of self-love and acceptance. This, in itself, can be distracting. Add to this the typical indications of change we experience as we grow and evolve, and we become vulnerable to outside influences. Someone’s trivial grievance towards us feels like outrage. Money or health issues building up become overwhelming. Gossip pulls at us from every direction. These are signs that it’s time to stop, breathe, and turn inward in order to reconnect to our higher self and Source perspective.

Helpful Suggestions for Avoiding Spiritual Path Distractions Recognize the distractions. What typically distracts you? Do you get caught in power struggles, control games, worrying, caretaking others, complaining, people pleasing, or solving problems that don’t yet exist? When you bring awareness to your common distractions they will have less power over you.

See it for what it is. As soon as you catch yourself reacting, over analyzing, dramatizing, fantasizing, complaining or whatever it is you do to distract yourself, see it for what it is. Move into your higher-self perspective where you simply observe your thoughts, emotions, and behavior without judgment. Accept what is happening and remind yourself that it is just a distraction which will diminish as you withdraw your energy from it.

Find your humor. We often get serious with distractions thus giving them more power. Have a good laugh at yourself, the situation and anyone else involved. This will help you move out of your resistance and come back to your spiritual connection.

Focus on your higher purpose. As you go through your day, ask yourself what’s most important. Define your purpose for the day and stay focused on that. Let distractions move into the background from your highest purpose.

Spend time in silence. The external world can be very distracting. If we spend too much time focused on it, we start believing that it has power over us and forget that we create it through our inner world – thoughts, expectations, vision and vibration. Take time, each day, to connect to your higher-self and the Source of all life. Use meditation, contemplation, time in nature or whatever supports you to be with your Genuine Self in the current of Love.

Would you like guidance in managing the distractions that seem to be keeping you from your highest purpose?  Contact Cheryl today for an appointment to discuss a plan tailored to your specific experience and needs.  She can be reached at (480) 518-3660 or cheryl@yoursourceconnection.com

Balancing Our Masculine and Feminine Energies

By Cheryl Bourget

 One key to a successful and fulfilling life is balancing your masculine and feminine energies.  If you take a look at your typical day, you’ll probably notice there are times when you’re very action oriented.  At other times, you’ll notice you’re not really doing much of anything, but instead, you’re simply being.

These two activities – doing and being – are the physical expression of the masculine and feminine energies.  One is motion and momentum oriented, the other is stillness and feeling oriented. One is the creating and making energy.  The other energy allows the creation to manifest by holding the fertile space. These terms have nothing to do with gender.  Everyone, whether male or female, is composed of both energies.

Masculine energy is assertive and action oriented. It’s the energy you use to go out into the world and get things done. You might also consider this your powerful energy. It’s focused, persistent and aggressive. This energy seeks to penetrate the world and make things happen. We tend to associate this energy with the personality or the ego.

Feminine energy is passive, vulnerable, and trusting. It’s the energy you use when you attract, magnetize or allow things into your life. It’s “be-ing” oriented rather than doing oriented. When expressing this energy, we tend to reach a deeper, more spiritual place. We tend to associate this energy with the soul.

If you’re like most people, you probably lean more toward one or the other. In fact, our culture places a premium on the masculine energy. Most of us are taught that we should be doing, accomplishing and producing something almost constantly.

We admire people who seem to get a lot done and sometimes judge ourselves if we can’t measure up to their accomplishments.  The problem, of course, with doing and accomplishing so much is we end up ignoring the opposite part of ourselves – our soul, our spiritual essence.

When our masculine energy is tipping the scales, we may be very successful in the world.  However, it’s difficult to find a place of fulfillment, satisfaction and contentment. No sooner do we complete one task, then we’re off to the next thing without taking time to nurture our souls.

On the other hand, if you’re more out of balance toward the feminine energy, you may have trouble focusing and following through on your ideas with action. In more extreme cases, you may even have trouble handling the challenges of the physical world, including making a living and managing money effectively.

When dwelling in an excess of feminine energy, you may experience difficulty taking charge of your direction.  When you’re in a state of accepting whatever the world wants to throw your way, you may find your life being more controlled by others than yourself.

As I mentioned initially, one key to a successful and fulfilling life is balancing these two primary energies. Set yourself up for a success and fulfillment by bringing your masculine and feminine energies into balance.  To identify the status of your masculine feminine balance, click on the assessment tool below:

 Masculine-Feminine Energy Balance Assessment

For your FREE thirty-minute consult to review your results call 480-518-3660 or email me at cheryl@yoursourceconnection.com.

Every Area of Your Life Has an Effect on Every Other Area

By Cheryl Bourget

My bet is, at this moment, you desire something about your life to be different.  And, if you were to take a few minutes to reflect on key areas of your life, you would see that you are out of balance.  The imbalance is your Spirit’s way of letting you know that YOU want change.

You see, as humans, we need to have all dimensions of our existence satisfied.  When we ignore one or more dimensions, we create an imbalance in our flow of energy which, in turn, disrupts our overall flow.  The disruption in flow halts satisfaction, thereby causing frustration and self-doubt.  This is usually why my clients experience a great flow of – new ideas, clients, money, or harmonious relationships – and then, one day, realize it has stopped.  They call and ask, “What did I do wrong?”   They are confused, discouraged, and vibrating in the frequency of old fears and patterns.  Self-doubt sets in and they are then forced to go back to the drawing board.  They have not done anything “wrong”, per se.  However, they have become caught up in one aspect of life, meanwhile neglecting to check-in with the remaining aspects of who they are.  They have temporarily forgotten the benefit of giving and receiving in ALL areas of their life!  Managing our energy distribution is essential to managing our mindset and experiencing continual and satisfying change.

There is a simple solution to this bump in your energy flow.  I am providing you with a Balance Wheel assessment.  The wheel highlights nine areas of creating that serves most folk’s in connecting to their Spirit and expressing their unique personality.  It will help you to identify which area of your life needs your immediate attention.

Here’s an example.  A person who feels stress in their finances and is very focused on that piece of the pie will often learn that they are also out of balance in the area of exercise (physical).  They may not be able to make the change they desire with their finances in this red hot moment, but they can start taking baby steps in making change with their health or fitness.  They may even feel inspired to take a class or workshop that will help sharpen their focus and make beneficial social connections.  The bonus is, once they shift the focus and begin moving their overall energy again, all areas of their life will begin to flow and feel better, thereby allowing them to achieve the results they want!

Now is the time to assess your energy flow and devise a plan to bring yourself into balance.  Click on the Balance Wheel link below and take the assessment. For your FREE thirty-minute consult to review your results call 480-518-3660 or email me at Cheryl@yoursourceconnection.com

Balance Wheel Assessment

Taking a Breath – Giving the Mind a Moment to Refresh…

By Cheryl Bourget

One way I connect and expand into my Source perspective is through focused awareness of my breath.  Breath is vital to life. I believe Source Energy inhaled, and then exhaled me into creation on my birth day. This Energy of Creation continues to circulate through every cycle of my inhale-exhale, connecting me to and through all living things.

We are creators in the breath of life and, therefore, have the capacity to create our experiences. Whether we know it or not, our mind, through our thoughts (and the emotion connected to those thoughts), is constantly creating for us.  If we recognize our oneness with our Source and the connectedness we have with that Spirit, we realize that we are co-creators with Source in the breath of life.  In knowing this, we can realize that we create the same way Source creates. Because we are awakening consciousness to this new idea in the creation process, maybe we create on a smaller scale.  Realizing that we are able to create is the first step in visualizing our own reality.

Every time we take a breath, we are creating our world around us. We must look at and appreciate our life experiences, because if we don’t, we are just denying our own power of existence — our own creation!   Knowing we are the creators and taking responsibility is a turning point in our ability to be deliberate creators of our desired outcomes.

With every perceived problem or challenge in life, we have an opportunity to change it. It is my experience that it can be as simple as changing my mind.  Although that seems too simplistic, it really is quite powerful. After recognizing the challenge, we have a moment, when we breathe, to change our energy and align with our Source perspective.

There is always a chance to shift perspective – to allow for another experience. By taking a breath, it gives the mind a moment to refresh. This concept can be used in all areas of your life. You can create harmony and peaceful vibrations in any situation in your life. There is no limit to the manifestations available. Use breath for deepening meditation, expanding consciousness into your Source perspective, increasing intuition, creating harmonious environments, loving relationships and a healthy body and mind.

Take a moment right now to notice…your body has been breathing life into and through you, with no effort on your part, the whole time you have been reading this blog post.  Now that you have your attention on it, you can begin to participate in its flow.

Try this one-minute focusing breath exercise and realize how quickly you can feel better, shift perspective, or receive inspiration!

Sit back and relax, close your eyes, and bring all of your attention to your breath. Breathe.  Now start participating – inhale filling your abdomen and chest completely – hold your breath at the top for 5 counts- then exhale emptying your chest and abdomen completely – hold your breath at the bottom for 5 seconds.  Do this for 5 full cycles – then drop back into your regular pattern of breathing. Open your eyes and note for yourself how you feel.

You can do this exercise any time you feel stressed, low on energy, unfocused, anxious, or just want to feel better overall, more grounded, or receive inspiration!

Cheryl is available to share her expertise in implementing a combination of processes and tools, specific to you, in creating the life experience and relationships you desire.  To find out more on how she can be of service to you, call (480) 518-3660 or email cheryl@yoursourceconnection.com

 

 

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The Miracle Mindset

By Cheryl Bourget

Webster dictionary defines a “miracle” as:
1: an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs
2: an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment

I believe the extraordinary, outstanding, unusual event defined as a “miracle” takes place with humans first and overflows into their affairs! I believe in – The Miracle Mindset!

I am so blessed by the depth of profound inner personal life-changing work that so many of my clients are doing right now through empowered perception and choice. They are taking personal responsibility; they are getting creative, listening to their deepest longings, and moving personal mountains. It seems my clients are learning to awaken from their victim consciousness of “Life happens to me,” into a trust in their Source connection that “Grace happens through me.” This returns them to -A Miracle Mindset.

The Miracle Mindset awakens when you put your most complicated or embarrassing situations, greatest confusion or fear, and biggest requests into the hands of Divine Intervention to orchestrate an outcome that is beyond your current state of comprehension or imagination. When you can’t see the way through and feel you need a miracle, your job is to trust that guidance, someone or something, is coming to you in this moment or exactly when you need it. Look for it, listen for it, and remain deeply present to receive it and willing to act upon it.

The Miracle Mindset reunites you with your Higher Self. This Self is the Source Energy that unites and makes whole all people, places and situations. It absolves and compensates us even for huge mistakes, misdirection or injustices. It absolves with wisdom- holding on to the teaching but letting go of the burden of suffering- so that you can return to love and let the stream of well-being back in.

Sometimes when living within a Miracle Mindset, miracles seem to appear out of no where as an intervention for safety and security – Often times as a just missed accident, or the showing up of resources just in time to pay a bill, or being in the right place at the right time. The Miracle may present itself as the experience of a long held dream coming together against all odds, like a woman becoming pregnant after being told she could never have babies. Sometime, we are able to finally forgive or be forgiven and we are returned to a state of Love never experienced before.

We are all creating our life’s experiences all the time consciously and unconsciously; the Miracles too!

Cheryl Bourget can provide the tools and support to guide you in your Miracle Mindset. Give her a call. She would love to hear from you. (480-518-3660)

Having a Plan

By Cheryl Bourget

Are you zeroing in on success by following a focused action plan? If you desire a life of inspired success on all fronts, then taking action steps will help pave the way.

I believe Faith without inspired action is useless. I can believe my desired outcome will come, but without taking inspired action steps towards the end result, it won’t. Experience with applying the Law Of Attraction principles has proven that my attitude towards my ideal experiences is the composite of thoughts, feelings, words and actions regarding it. And my attitude will either be positive or negative.

When we have a positive attitude, we position ourselves for success. If our attitude is negative, we position ourselves for failure. Simple, isn’t it?

Our actions are a direct reflection of our beliefs. So, if we’re not taking the steps available to best position ourselves for success, then we don’t believe we will have the success — or we don’t believe we deserve it.

If you’re confused about a particular result you’re getting and wondering why it’s not in alignment with your stated outcome, simply examine the set of actions you’ve taken (or not taken) around your objective. Here’s a simple process you can follow to accomplish this:

• Identify all the action steps that best position you for success in your desired outcome.
• Prioritize the steps in terms of their importance towards achieving your outcome.
• Note how many of the action steps you’ve not yet taken. How many of those place near the top of the list?
• Now make a list of the distractions affecting the focus on your success action. Decide if those distractions are truly worth your attention! Be honest with yourself.

You’ve addressed the distractions and are still not taking the actions necessary for success? Then, back to the drawing board. You’ll need additional work at rebuilding your focused action plan, addressing the belief system that will sustain it, and then making a firm commitment to follow through. In the end you will find that having a plan and being committed to it will truly pave your way to success.

Looking into the Mirror

By Cheryl Bourget

In my coaching practice, we have been exploring the belief that everything IS energy in form. We are all one, all connected in an ocean of love, and there is no doubt that each of us reflects something in another. We all have various vibrational set points that align with everything in the same frequency. Like attracts like, so to speak. We cannot be separate; we cannot be apart in the ocean. We can only demonstrate what is, and the Universe acts as a huge reflector of that reality.

At first, my clients are resistant to the idea. Then, as we demonstrate how it works in their life, they relax and begin to use the process for benefiting their lives in a more pleasing way.

What happens when you look at your reflection in the privacy of your bathroom mirror? Do you see all beauty of your physical being or do you find fault with aspects of your face and body? Is there a sense of peace or discomfort when you look deeply into your own eyes? If you focus on one feature, do you find it interesting or disappointing?

When you have a positive experience looking at your own reflection, do you feel pleased and own that for yourself or do you believe it’s just an excellent mirror? And, when you find aspects that do not please you, do you then consider how to accept or improve them or do you blame the mirror for being a poor reflector? For me – whenever I’m out shopping and trying on clothes, I think I look over weight. Then, I blame the mirror for being defective in some way!

Now, sit with the possibility that all of life, every person and animal you meet, every situation in which you find yourself, also offers you a mirror for seeing your own reflection but on an inner level – a reflection beyond your physical presence. This is the reflection of your innermost emotional life, your spirits longings, your deepest beliefs and patterns of being as well as your conscious and unconscious beliefs. How would you see that reflection? Would you be able to see it as a gift and an opportunity to know yourself better? Would you be able to honor the parts of you that you find appealing and seek to transform those that do not serve you? Or, would you instead compliment or blame the mirror?

Meeting someone who challenges you emotionally through their behavior or words and whose actions perhaps cause you to reflect on your feelings – be it anger, sadness, discouragement, rejection, or joy – is actually an opportunity to look into that mirror. Perhaps a part of you is present in that person you are seeing. Perhaps this person you’ve attracted is here to show you feelings about yourself and your life that you still need to understand and accept in order to live more abundantly. You can only see what is already there within your own self, already operating or not, but nonetheless present on some level.

When you become upset because you perceive someone is not being kind to you, what part of you has also behaved unkindly to another? Where is the judge in you that trivializes your own life when a friend annoys you with trivial habits? Do you stay open to the possibility that the casual stranger who genuinely smiles at you and makes your morning more blessed is also the part of you that can bring the gift of simple love to another?

Try this Mirror exercise today:
1. Write down the name of a person and the role they play in relationship with you.
2. Write out exactly how you perceive them and how that perceptions make you feel.
3. Now, ask yourself if you have similar behavior with them or in some other area of your life or do you have unresolved feelings from the past that are up for review now due to this experience?
4. Make peace with yourself and soothe this aspect within YOU. As you change from within, your outer experience will respond accordingly!

Hopefully, this exercise will help you, too, better accept this belief that everything is energy in form. You will also better understand, from this experience, the circular energy that truly connects one to another in this huge reflector of reality called life.

“Taking the Road to Self-Acceptance and Love”

By Cheryl Bourget

Self-acceptance is being loving and happy with who you are NOW and a reflection of your Source Connection. Some call it self-esteem, unconditional love, others self-love, but whatever you call it, you’ll know when your accepting yourself because it feels wonderful. It’s an agreement with yourself to appreciate, validate, accept and support who you are at this very moment, even those parts you’d like to eventually change. This is important… even those parts you’d eventually like to change.

When we consciously choose to love the parts of ourselves we would like to change we begin to understand what beliefs are holding that behavior in place. This knowledge allows us to know what beliefs we need to begin focusing on in order to bring about wanted behavior. The process of self-acceptance works in both directions to support both knowing why we are in a reoccurring pattern that we want to change and as well as knowing who we want to be and what need to accept and believe in for that change. When we empty one belief, it creates a space for Source energy to come and build on a better more appropriate belief about who you accept yourself to be today.

Try this exercise:

Identify a behavior or situation you would like to change and write a short paragraph describing it in its unwanted state.

On a separate piece of paper, write as many supporting beliefs as possible that are at the core of the experience for you.

Example- I am over weight and cannot seem to ever lose the weight or keep it off, if I do.

Supporting beliefs may be- All the woman in my family are overweight. I’m big boned. It’s really hard to lose stomach fat over the age of 40.
Now sit with your beliefs for a few moments and allow yourself to notice that what you believe is exactly what is. Accept and appreciate how powerful those beliefs are in guiding and designing your current realty.

Write another short paragraph describing the same situation as the way you want it to be.

On the separate piece of paper, identify and write all the new beliefs that you will need to accept about yourself and begin to build into your Thoughts, Words and Actions on a daily basis.

Once you begin making progress, you will see that the road to self-acceptance and love is achievable though, like anything else worth having, requires dedication and hard work. And you know what? You are worth it and you will feel wonderful.