Do you ever feel unmoored?

Imagine yourself on a ship in the middle of a vast ocean.

You don’t know where you’re going or where you are.

Are you alarmed, concerned, and fearful of being unmoored?

Or are you accepting of what is, open to the experience, with faith that what will be will be?

We’re taught to go through life with goals and a clear destination. What do you want to be when you grow up? Follow the trail blazed by those before you.

But what about the innovators, visionaries, explorers, disruptors, and the people who are blazing the trails in uncharted territories? What if their goal is more vague and general? Does that make their goal any more right or wrong?

Why are we using judgments to make things right or wrong anyways? What good does that really do? Discernment can be informational when used in a neutral way, yet judgement becomes detrimental when charged with negativity.

What if something just is?

We tend to see poop as waste, disgusting, and something we definitely don’t want to step in or smell. We might find ourselves judging poop as wrong, disgusting, or bad.

To a dung beetle, or a fertilization company, a pile of poop is a valuable treasure. It really is all a matter of perspective.

With discernment, we see poop from very different perspectives without the need for judgement.

With discernment, we can also see that an unmoored ship could be many things without the need to judge it.

For trailblazers, what if being unmoored is part of the process? It might not feel comfortable, and we can discern it as being less desirable, but entire continents have been discovered by unmoored ships.

Magic can happen when we go with the flow and allow the current to take us where it will.

What if there is no right or wrong answer, there are just answers?

What if we’re exactly where we need to be at this moment in time?

What if it’s okay that we aren’t super clear on what we want because we aren’t sure what’s possible?

Instead of clearly stating you want to win a gold metal in curling, you could say your goal is to explore ways to bring people closer together to make the world a better place. It’s a very unmoored goal, and perfect for trailblazers who can’t see what lies ahead on their journey because they haven’t uncovered it yet.

What if we don’t really need all of our goals to be SMART - Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely?

What if our goals can be GRAND - Ginormous, Ridiculous, Ambiguous, Naive, and Different?

What if being unmoored shows us that we can have faith, go with the flow, accept what is, release our judgments, and just be?

If that’s the lesson in it, I’m happy to be unmoored.

Turning 40!

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I am... turning 40 in 19 days.

It's bringing up a lot of stuff for me as I have high expectations for myself and what I want in life. I've been programmed by society to measure myself on my financial wealth and career success. But there are many other ways to measure our lives, our value, our contribution, and our selves. And what if we need not measure at all?

Comparison gives our power away.

Age is a unit of measure, complete with judgement.

My internal compass has been rocked by that approaching number.... four zero.

It's all a matter of perspective. Some would say 40 is old, others say it's young. It just is. To give it more meaning and power than its being a number is a disservice to me. We can measure ourselves by our age, number of friends, times we've been to the movies, size of our waist, test scores, bank balances, credit scores, zip codes, and shoe sizes, but for what purpose?

To form judgments.

What if we don't need judgments at all?

What if everything just is, and I am?

I am successful. 
I am whole. 
I am bright and shiny.
I am intelligent. 
I am helpful. 
I am unique. 
I am amazing. 
I am wanted. 
I am worthy. 
I am loved. 
I am gifted. 
I am creative. 
I am talented. 
I am intuitive. 
I am supported. 
I am wealthy. 
I am abundant. 
I am grateful. 
I am forgiven. 
I am love.
I am kind. 
I am blessed. 
I am clear. 
I am ready.

What are you?

Next Podcast Episode???

All great things must come to an end…

Thanks for listening to the Finding Clarity Podcast. I had a great time recording it.

As I went to record the next episode, none of my computers or cameras were willing or able to create the recording.

Hmmm…. that’s interesting.

And the message therein was…

It’s time to move on.

Next!

I’ll be writing more with the occasional live video online.

Watch for blog posts, social media comments, and more to come in different formats.

The podcast episodes will stay up and be available for your listening pleasure.

Go forth, and be awesome!

Amanda

 

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Forgiveness and Following Your Gut

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EPISODE 37:

Do you really know the power of forgiveness? And how often do you listen to the hunches you get from your gut? It's been an epic week for me as I've had a healthy dose of both forgiveness and going with the flow. Now it's your turn...

 

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The Voice of Victory: One Man's Journey to Freedom Through Healing and Forgiveness by Wayne Messmer

The Dynamic Laws of Healing by Catherine Ponder

Guilty Pleasure

EPISODE 36:

My family went to Paris for spring break at it triggered an epic healing on my part. The discovery of my beliefs around guilty pleasures. What are they, why do we have them, and what do to around the beliefs that feed them? It's time to ditch the guilt and amp up the pleasure.  

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Careful What You Energetically Consume

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In the very first episode of this podcast, Our Words Matter & Why I Stopped Swearing, we took a look at language. Now we’re going a step further to look into not only the words we say, but the thoughts we think, the actions we take, the media we consume, the books we read, the music we listen to. We consume energy on a daily basis. Are you consuming the right stuff?

 

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Does Stress Lead to Success?

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Growing up, we're often taught that being successful is stressful. Does that have to be the case? Are there role models out there that break this rule? Can we have moments of stress but lead otherwise enjoyable lives? Can we break this connection and find new routes to success?

 

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What Are You Resisting?

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Where is there friction in your life? Do you feel like you're digging in your heels, showing your stubbornness and refusing to waiver? We'll talk about ways you can shift your mindset to start allowing your path to unfold with more grace and ease and less resistance.

 

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The Student Becomes the Teacher

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When you really ponder the idea of a teacher, everyone and everything qualifies. Today we're expanding the definition of "teacher" to include everyone and everything that you learn from. What lessons do you need to absorb and which ones can you filter out that aren't serving you? Listen in to learn more...

 

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