“That’s our dog Milly. She’s the STUBBORN one.” I heard myself say that to a woman the other day at the dog park. We have two puppies, Milly, who is 9 months old, and Junah, who is 8 months. They are both Native American Shepherds. But just as they are totally opposite in color, they have completely different personalities.
We call Junah our two-year-old toddler boy because she comes up and gives you a little love and then, like a bolt of lightning, she dashes away to play. She continually keeps us laughing. She’s our little Energizer bunny!
Milly is as sweet as can be and is playful, too. And she LOVES to talk to you. Whether it’s with a whimper to tell you it’s time to take a break and give her a belly rub, or that it’s time to go to the bathroom, she is a great communicator. She’s beautiful and strong. Her nature is to hunt and pull like a sled dog. And THIS is my dilemma. I never know if we’re going for a leisurely walk or if I’m going to be dragged down the road! I have this vision of Milly pulling me so hard that I fall on my face like in the old western movies. You know, the ones where the cowboy gets thrown from the horse and he holds onto the reins for miles so he doesn’t lose his horse! Yep, that’s the picture!
When I heard myself describe Milly as stubborn while at the park, the next thought I had was, “This is what we do to our kids. We label them.” But it’s not just with our children. We also label our friends, our co-workers, parents and neighbors. You name it. We all do it.
We humans are pack animals. We want to belong. We want to feel that we matter. We want to feel loved. So we try to “fit” into the pack. But as long as we struggle to stay in the pack, we will never feel as if we belong.
“Belonging” and “fitting in” are created when we feel connected within.
Are you connected within? Or are you trying to fit in?
To feel connected within, you have to get to know who you are. You have to spend time asking, “What is true for me?” And as you give yourself permission to be true to you, you create a connection deep inside of you. That’s where you truly belong.
It’s in this deep connection where you realize that it doesn’t matter where you are or what crowd you’re hanging with, you feel that no matter what, you belong. You feel loved.
Are you trying to stay in the pack? Do you long to belong and fit in? What part of yourself are you denying and hiding so you will feel loved?
"I'm ready to change…" What comes to mind when you say those words to yourself? Are you settling and haven't taken a stand to make a change in some area in your life? I invite you to watch this video and really think about what you're being called to do. It's time for a change, and that change begins with you!
Give yourself a voice and share below what you are willing to take a stand for today to change. And if you're really courageous, share what's stopping you. I want to hear from you. And as always, please pass this on to all of your mom friends. We mommas have an extreme amount of power to shift our global consciousness, if we'll just make the decision to change and tap into it! Click on the Read More link to share you thoughts!
Don't you hate those days when you feel as if you're in a funk? You do everything you can to get out of it, but still feel yucky. You put a smile on your face, maybe exercise, or try whatever you do to get out of it, but then realize the funk is still there. In this week's video blog, I share why you may be stuck in a funk and how to get out of it. And even if you're not in a funk today, you won't want to miss this for future reference. Plus, it's great information to help your family members when they get in a funk, too! Here goes….
And as always, I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to share your experience with us by clicking on the Read More link below! When you give yourself a voice, you become a healing force for others!
How are you letting yourself down? Are you suppressing your feelings? Are you stuck in a job and need to get out? Are you a mom that feels something is missing in your life, but continually ignores yourself out of a need to do things right for your family?
We all let ourselves down in some way or another! In this video, I share my own story of how I stopped this insanity and what I discovered! You won't want to miss this!
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