When you open your eyes in the morning, be grateful. Be still. Set an intention for the day, repeat a mantra or commit to working on something you struggle with. Each day, maintain your baby steps towards a better you, to feeling better and reaching for those good feelings and thoughts. Try a little harder, but be loving towards yourself each step of the way. Stop beating yourself up over everything. Be gentle. You are a beautiful soul, and your expansion, transformation and self-development are a process. Everything takes time. This physical life is very temporary. It’s time to see… Read more.
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Camille Lucy is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Reiki & Raindrop Technique Practitioner, Ordained Holistic Minister, Certified Yoga & Meditation Instructor, graphic and web designer, business consultant, and Vice President of a local non-profit that “rehabilitates people through animals.” She is also a writer, a Mother of 3 girls, an artist, a Life-and-Love Junkie, a Self-Expression and Development advocate, and - well, you get the point. She’s a lot of things, just like all of us. Camille is also author of, "The (Real) Love Experiment: Explore Love, Relationships & The Self." Learn more about her and her adventure(s) at www.CamilleLucy.com.
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At all times, you have a choice. Life is not happening to you. It’s happening for you, and mostly because of you. But no matter what is occurring outside of you, you always have a choice. Your choice is how you respond to the world around you, and how you navigate the world inside you. It’s how you choose to translate what happens and what everything means. As simple as it may sound, or perhaps as difficult as this may be to hear, you and you alone have full control over the quality of your experience here in the physical… Read more.
If today were to become my very last day to walk this Earth – if, in the next moment, I took my very last breath – I would want to instill into you a sense of peace and an urgency to love. Imagine what it would feel like to wrap yourself in a warm blanket of sparkling gold light. As the light engulfs you, you become lighter. You feel so warm, safe and free as you spin around and dance effortlessly. The gold light is pure and radiant love. It becomes you, and you become it. Intertwined, you are one… Read more.
The ultimate success has nothing to do with money… Or career. It’s not the car you drive. The size of your home. The gold and diamonds you collected. The ultimate success has nothing to do with material accomplishment and gain. It has nothing to do with anything outside of you. The ultimate success is to feel joy exactly where you are right now. No matter what your external life looks like. No matter your situation. The ultimate joy is to be complete and whole in this very moment. No matter who you are or where you are or why you… Read more.
As a perpetual spiritual student and seeker of ultimate joy, I often find myself stuck in a web of conflict. Self-imposed and created, of course. After contemplation and mind games I play with myself to manage my emotions and implement my “schooling,” I am left confused, frustrated and no happier than when I began. I persist in hopes of finding a way, “the” way, to relinquish bad feelings and resume feel-good living. There’s something about the spiritual path of evolution that can make one feel “bad” for having thoughts and emotions that are anything less than happy or positive or hopeful… Read more.
So often, we get carried away in the human-ness of our lives. We forget kindness, love, patience, understanding and forgiveness. We forget our interconnectivity. We forget to trust, to have faith. We forget to stop, be mindful and appreciate. Absorbed in dramas, negativity or stress, for example, we spiral into and get trapped in the ego’s lair. Sometimes we need a reminder of why we are here, and some simple guidance to bring us back to our Soul, our Self. We are here to experience life in the physical world. We chose our physicality, what we would be born into,… Read more.
I’ve observed a theme throughout life, as I reached adolescence and beyond. This “theme” or pattern probably begins in our 20s, and I’ve observed it happen time and again to people in their 30s, 40s and 50s. Though I have yet to personally hear of this experience from someone in their 60s or older, I am most positive it must occur to them, as well. I am pretty confident it has the potential to make its way into every stage of our life. So what is this pattern, exactly? It is… milestones. As we approach any new chapter – in particular, birthdays –… Read more.
If I were to leave my beautiful children with a special message for them to carry close for the rest of their days as they walk this Earth in their magnificent bodies, it would be to remember their source: remember love. This message is relevant for all of us, as we are all grown versions of our inner children, seeking guidance and support in the same way we did as little ones. Some of us require even more love and support as we mature, as we navigate through this life and face challenges and pains we didn’t expect or know… Read more.
If there were one important – or invaluable – message I could share with the world, it would be that we are souls on a human journey. Our physical bodies, material possessions and thoughts rooted in fear all boast impermanence and superficiality. This human experience is merely a playground for our souls. A classroom, if you will. Life on earth is a chance to physically express ourselves, to grow our divinity amidst a variety of challenges. We are love. Our roots, our core, our very being is love and light energy. We are intertwined, interconnected to everyone and everything. Such… Read more.
Many are saying this generation has bred some of the rudest, crudest and most insincere children there are. Every older generation has probably said that about the younger ones. Let’s face it, folks, the generations are what we create. We are, after all, the ones molding them. Though it is not necessarily true (Generation: R for Rude), it is the collective perception. With iPads, iPhones, iThis and iThat out there, perhaps there is a disconnect at home. More time is being spent virtually, with technology rather than with people. Amidst all of the technological advances (distractions), the seeming chaos and… Read more.
Often times, our days get ahead of us and by the time night falls, we cannot even remember what we did or how the hours passed by so quickly. Here are some ways you can catch yourself from running blindly through your day like a tornado, missing everything, so that you can live fully and with intention. Set intentions. This may sound silly, but the way in which you wake will determine much of your day. When you open your eyes (before anyone – human or companion animal – notices you are awake), take a few moments to pay attention to… Read more.
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