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Why you haven't found what you're looking for...

Be who you wantChloë RainComment
Why haven't I found what I'm looking for? Life Coach Virginia
Before enlightenment chop wood and carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood and carry water.
— Zen Proverb

It's difficult to achieve a state of happiness and well being, if we are continuously telling ourselves that "change is difficult, takes forever, or is near impossible, and/ or "my life doesn't change" and "this is as good as it's gonna get for me".

The key is to instill efforts each and every day to achieve an everyday practice.  You can create from a higher vibration from one day to the next.

At one point along the journey I thought that saying meant that you will always have to "work hard and begrudgingly live out your days doing mundane tasks no matter how far you get". I thought that it meant that even after you "make it", life was gonna suck sometimes and be hard work.  

So then why bother?!

Now this saying has a lighter greater more expansive meaning for me and I hope it serves you....

When you are seeking and you're doing all the self help things and reading all the books and listening to all the mantras and maybe even chanting a few of them on the sly, you're working to get to a state you've never been before... maybe it's happiness, maybe it's peace, maybe it's prosperity.... 

When you arrive you do all those things anyways, because they not only help you to maintain your state but they are the simplest joyous tasks of living, and Thank God there are some joyful regular things you can count on in life, right?! 

When a state of happiness or contentment and prosperity is reached, we don't stop doing what we did to get ourselves there! We have regular and daily practices that maintain and heighten our state of being.  

When you wake up in the morning you don't get upset and angry that you have to brush your teeth.... AGAIN! Its maintenance, it feels good, every morning you brush your teeth and your mouth feels fresh and you're ready to talk to people with your clean teeth and fresh perspective and get up close and personal each and every day! This is awesome that "all it takes is brushing your teeth every morning" to prepare for all the great stuff you're doing in the world.  

When you get to the end of the clean underwear pile you don't curse God and all there is because you have to wash your underwear... AGAIN!!! Why God, why?!?! Why do you make me clean my underwear AGAIN!? Haven't I done this enough!!!? Didn't I just wash my underwear last week?!

No.  There are some shortcuts in life, like, I personally don't wear underwear every day... so the washing cycle can be prolonged... BUT! I do brush my teeth every day, and eat my spiritual food. Some days I eat a lot, some days, I'm not hungry and I just want something to hold me over, and some days I feast on all the delicacies... but every day I eat my spiritual food and brush my teeth.

You know You best, and you know what’s best for you… the acting on the knowledge is the difficult part.

What it takes to prepare for all the great stuff you're going to do in the world, is brushing your teeth every morning. Who doesn't feel better with clean teeth and fresh undies?!?

Just saying.

Look, the trees are turning their own bodies into pillars of light, are giving off the rich fragrance of cinnamon and fulfillment ~Mary Oliver,  In Blackwater Woods

Look, the trees are turning their own bodies into pillars of light, are giving off the rich fragrance of cinnamon and fulfillment ~Mary Oliver, In Blackwater Woods

Chloë Rain is the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

She has had the pleasure of mentoring women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to their own guidance, and experience greater love and fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and joy in their lives.

Many of her clients find that their relationships and careers shift dramatically in new and exciting ways after doing this work, creating freedom and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. To find out more about working with Chloë go → here.

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