Today’s Brilliance from Michelle Casto

If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...

  • Your most important assignment on earth is to excavate the caverns of your inner self to uncover the jewels of your own soul. Self-transformation is a process that can be self-initiated and self-guided. It is often helpful to have a guide to help you bring to light what is hidden in your subconscious programming.

    To make lasting change, embrace everything and see the challenges, failures, and limiting beliefs as diamonds in the rough. The things that you wish you didn’t have to deal with are part of your humanity and actually help you to become who you are meant to become.

    Thank yourself and your higher power for what you have in your life (good and not-so-good), as it certainly serves your soul’s evolution. When you can make peace with your life story, and come to understand how you actually chose all of it, you begin to take 100% responsibility for knowing and honoring yourself in a way that accelerates your path of unfoldment.

    You have unlimited realities—and you form your reality by each thought you think, emotion you feel, belief you construct, and choice you make. To live your life on purpose, you need to balance yourself—the light and the dark, the physical and metaphysical, masculine and feminine, and your level of creating and allowing. The ego part of you declares I create it all. The essence part of you knows I allow it all.

    Contrary to common myth, the ego is not the bad monster many people make it out to be. It is there to keep you safe, to help you discern what you want from what you don’t want, and to distinguish who you are from everyone else. I have never met anyone who does not have an ego—they just express them differently, based on their level of consciousness.

    To be fulfilled, promote your soul to be the captain of your ship and demote your ego, to first mate. When you allow your soul to be your guide, and your ego learns that it will get its needs met, then you start flowing downstream effortlessly and gracefully.

    Life is about learning, and through the friction process, which we know as learning, we grow. Bring the light of the divine to your ego and begin expressing the highest version of yourself!

    Human beings exist to make meaning. We take experiences from our life and consciously or nonconsciously assign a meaning to it. No two people assign the same meaning to a similar event. For one person a divorce can be the most devastating experience and for another, a catalyst for personal growth.

    A first step is acknowledging that there is something (thought, feeling, or belief) that hinders your happiness, success, and fulfillment. Core beliefs are those beliefs that we experience as coming “true” time and time again. They are often formed in childhood and could be seen as “wounds.”

    Core beliefs are what “drive us” to think, feel, and act the way we do. Many times, it is not the highest reflection of who we are. ; However, they are not to be condemned as bad, rather seen as the soil from which we are to grow our soul.

    Happy Soul-Searching!

    Michelle 'Bright Michelle' Casto

    Michelle L. Casto is known as the Rock Your Destiny Diva. Diva in Sanskrit means “shining, light of God.” Michelle knows there is a divine spark within every human being that longs to fully ignited and expressed. She works with people who are unsure about the next best step to take in life and helps them by building a bridge to their inner self and then uses that connection to tap into the wisdom of their own souls. With these foundations in place, she coaches them through all of life’s changes and decisions. Through her proven Destiny Success Process (awake, shift, shine and succeed) empowers people to overcome victim mentality to become conscious creators of their reality.

    Having overcome many of life’s adversities including growing up without strong emotional support, paying her way through college, several serious car accidents, divorce, and financial challenges, she has used everything in her life for personal growth and empowerment.

    An avid reader and writer, Michelle has written 20+ books and ebooks on self-empowerment topics ranging from romantic relationships, career development, discovering your life purpose, bringing more balance to your life, success strategies, life transformation, manifesting, practical spirituality and writing with the divine. Her inspirational articles can be read on hundreds of internet websites. Michelle's latest book is The Destiny Discovery: Find Your Soul's Path to Success.

    She holds a Ph.D. in Coaching. Her research area identified the benefits of Coaching on human cognition and choice making. Michelle has earned a Master of Education degree from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University. Michelle is dedicated to sharing what she learns with others so they can experience “everyday enlightenment.” In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time at the beach with her two dogs, and reading on the topics of spiritual development, the science of success, and human potential.

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