By Kathy Rivera Wallace
“Every day, God gives us the sun and also a moment in which we have the ability to change everything that makes us unhappy. Our magic moment helps us change and send us off in search of our dreams.”—Paulo Coelho
As our summer gently transitions into fall, nature demonstrates how change can be effortless, organic, and beautiful. Yet for so many of us, when we hear the word change we panic, and we immediately worry about the unknown. Since most of us are unwilling to change on our own, which is natural, life ends up pulling us from our comfort zone through events: a death, a job loss, a divorce, etc., in order for us to start our journey in experiencing the fullness the universe has placed in our path.
I experienced this firsthand through my husband’s family business. It started with the financial downfall in 2008 and lasted through December 2014. In late 2012, I felt my internal GPS nudging me to gradually remove myself from the daily turmoil in the company to reassess life and the future. It was challenging, to say the least. Money was very limited in our household, and there was continuous stress from the financial responsibility of the company; however, my drive to continue my quest was unshakable.
Through my amazing journey, I was inspired to create Living Vibrantly™; a brand that encourages you to Live an epic life; living from within through mind, body, spirit. We’ve created a show, Katica: Living Vibrantly in English and Spanish, and we are soon launching a number of products that will be available through the website, www.livingvibrantlynow.com, and so much more. In addition, I am also collaborating on a new cooking show, which will be aired by one of the national networks in the near future.
From the miracles and challenges that have unfolded through this journey, to the teachers who have inspired me through their work and teachings to the people who continuously support me, I have evidence that the universe has a goal for us. It is to live life fully, or in Katica-speak, “Live Vibrantly!” I find that this simple goal can’t be seen or even felt if we remain stuck in one spot. Once we let go and allow change, life flourishes. It’s epic!
Someday is not a day of the week!
Let’s examine one day in someone’s life, say your life. Recently I read that at the stroke of midnight, every day, you have lived 86,400 seconds of life. Interesting, I thought. I ask you, how you are living in those 86,400 seconds? Do you feel you are living purposefully? Or are you living until payday and then repeating the cycle again for another two weeks until the next payday? My gut tells me that many people would agree that there are areas in their life that they would like to live differently or, like I say, to Live more Vibrantly.
For example, maybe you would love more energy throughout your day, but don’t have time to exercise or to eat healthy because of your current obligations and lack of perceived time. Or maybe you can’t put your finger on it, but you know you deep inside that there most be more to life. It really does not matter what, who, or how it finally happens. The moment arrives and you realize there is movement within you, and it’s ready to guide you to your fullest life as soon as you give the green light.
Giving the green light is simple, but not always easy. There are doubtful thoughts; family, friends and coworkers discouraging you; neighbors that do not understand your decision. But when you are being authentic with yourself and following that inner guidance, before long you become an inspiration to others. They will say, “If so-and-so can do it, then I can, too!” and that is truth! Our internal GPS never misguides us, even on the bumpy roads.
At 87 years old, Mick Carlson advised his son,
“All my life there’s been one little rule that has worked wonderfully for me: If there’s any area of your life in which you are less than 50 percent happy, make an immediate change!”
Here are three simple techniques that you can do today to start making those changes. They helped me understand that I was not in alignment with my purpose and change was inevitable:
Discover how you can allow your mind to roam freely. This has been instrumental to me throughout my journey. This now happens to me in three places: while I am driving, in the shower, and in nature. I have always loved driving, especially long distances. Being behind the wheel allows me to go into that “trance mode.” As the conscious mind gets quiet and relaxes, things get sorted out because our internal GPS can communicate with us freely. As a hypnotherapist, I understand and witness changes in people’s lives. When the conscious mind relaxes, the subconscious mind gives permission to accept suggestions for our well-being. It’s amazing! When the mind is relaxed, our inner guidance speaks up, and it’s transforming, as long as we allow it to be.
Ask yourself how are you living within the 86,400 seconds you are gifted each and every day? Be honest with yourself and evaluate, from your sleeping patterns to work patterns to eating habits to your lifestyle and everything in between. This assessment is crucial, as you will realize the present plants the seeds for the future. Through this process, I discovered that I wanted to further my education and improve my spiritual life. I also wanted to become more healthy in my thinking and in my overall well-being.
Breathe, Breathe, Breathe! Live in gratitude and share gratitude freely with others. Take deep and long breaths throughout your day. This will do several major things. Most importantly, more oxygen will be transported to our cells where it will help the mind relax, give more clarity, and free our thoughts. It also activates our internal GPS throughout the day. The breath connects us to that guidance, as we close our eyes, give gratitude for that moment and go within. Whether you receive guidance or not at the moment, don’t worry, it will come. The important part is to continue the process with gratitude and witness how you feel as it continues to expand within.
“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul…” –Rumi
If you were not a fan of change before you read my article, I hope my thoughts and journey encourage you to welcome change to your life! If you trust it and know it is there to help you reach your highest potential, then change will make your life blossom, I would love to hear about your journey, as we are here to inspire each other. Please share with me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Be blessed and remember that as we change, our world changes and the inspiration begins all over again!
Inspired. Refreshed. Restored!
Kathy “Katica” Rivera Wallace lives her own brand, Living Vibrantly. Katica earned her degree in business and marketing. After years of the corporate grind, Katica worked with her husband to grow their family business, as she continued volunteering in her community. Her naturally giving spirit was reinvigorated through these experiences, leading her on a path of self-improvement with an emphasis on gaining knowledge and certifications that would allow her to help others Live Vibrantly. She achieved certifications in Hypnotherapy, Qi Gong, Food Healing and Ancestral Clearing. Kathy also studied and practices Transcendental Meditation (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi). Through her award-winning webcast, Katica: Living Vibrantly, that seeks to help her audience live a vibrant life by aligning body, mind and spirit. Visit www.katicatv.com.