explore deeply

the art of living your life purpose

Be who you want

What Your Higher Self Would Like You to Know

Be who you want, Life LessonsGuest WriterComment
Higher Self Communication

#1: Your mission is to become your truest essence, to know your own divinity

Your Higher Self has it's own goal for you. The purpose of all Higher Selves is to bring their "lower selves" (those in physical bodies on Earth like you) home to our Godly Sevles.

The primary means that your Higher Self has for accomplishing this goal is to keep you attached to the path of growth you have agreed to undertake in this lifetime. All of the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual issues you experience in this life are designed to help you meet your life's contract and keep you on your path.

The truth is that you have agreed to all your life's lessons before you came here. Know that you can transcend them - if you choose to. As always, the choice is yours. Your Higher Self can help you to make the best choices - now forward.

#2: You are deeply loved and everything in the Universe wants you to know joy

The ultimate goal of all the experiences that your Higher Self is giving you is meant to bring you to a state of total joy. Joyful people are dreaming their life into being. That is the well spring of their peace and contentment.

Step back for a moment and recognize that a truly loving God would show that love for you by wanting you to be joyful all the time. Before you arrive at your final destination of joy, the journey can be (but does not have to be) quite painful at times. Remember you can learn from pleasure as well as pain and there is as much challenge in joy as in sorrow. As always, the choice is yours.

#3: Your higher self would like you to “hear your words” for yourself

Like all good healers, I am in the business of unemploying myself. That means instead of you coming to someone like me to connect with your Higher Self, my mission is to empower you to do that for yourself. Your Higher Self is the greatest use to you when you can "hear your own best wisdom" for yourself all time on every topic. Once you are open to the wisdom within you, the possibilities of what your Higher Self can do for you are even more limitless than your imagination.

#4: We’d like you to master creating and recreating life

Your Higher Self is the ultimate coach. Your Higher Self is able to see all who you have been, all who you are now, and all who you can be. Due to this expanded perspective, your Higher Self knows you more intimately than you know yourself.

With such expanded awareness, there are limitless possibilities of what your Higher Self can do to assist you in resolving your issues. Almost everything your Higher Self says is driven by their desire to show you how to master creating your life. Among other things, you are here on Earth to master your skills in creation.

#5: You are here to experience your own power & live in abundance

The true goal of all healing is to empower others to fully enjoy their birthright as Divine Beings. Over and over again, I hear Higher Selves tell people they must be open to "all possibilities" that are available in the Universe for them. Yet people cut themselves off from the infinity of all creation for three reasons.

First, because our common, "deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure" (Nelson Mandela/Marianne Williamson) - for if we claimed our power, we would fear how our life would change.
Second, because we do not believe we deserve it for "we are not worthy" (Wayne's World) - for if we were worthy, we would deserve to share in the abundance of the universe.
Third, we resist claiming abundance because it is so deeply ingrained in us that "the love of money is the root of all evil" - for if we could have money, it would allows you to be more of who you are and claim your power.

#6: You highest self would like you to achieve your highest potential

Consider these words of Cherie Huber's: "that which you are seeking is causing you to seek". This is an ancient principle of Buddhism that is as modern as it gets.

Huber explains in her book of the same name: "If we didn't already know the experience of what we're looking for, we would never (think to) look" for it. When "we begin to seek - where, what is that which we long for, our essence, our true nature, that which we really are? - and slowly, painstakingly, we begin to follow it home" to God. "Haltingly, fearfully, sometimes excitedly, joyfully, we begin to follow it back to itself, back to who we really are. What we are looking for is causing us to look" and that cause is our Higher Self.

"That's why we need not go anywhere, do anything, learn more, figure anything out, or worry about going wrong. We need only to stop, sit down, be still, and pay attention" to our Higher Self. For it is your Higher Self that will help you achieve your highest and greatest potential - right now.

#7: Love yourself more & forgive others more

When your body is filled with love, it will stay healthier, last longer, and be better able to provide you with quality of life. When your mind is filled with love, it able to attract better opportunities for relationships, work, and education that bring you joy and contentment. When your spirit is filled with love, you make all around you happy, including yourself. All this is what God and the universe intend for you. All you need to do is "forgive - love - live happy".

#8: You are never alone and you are never separate from your highest self

So often when people reach greater levels of spiritual advancement, they get so beaten up. Often they do not know how wonderful they are. Or they cannot see the things they are doing that, if done differently, could transform their lives.

Your Higher Self has been with you since the beginning and through the end of time. Your Higher Self knows you far better than you can know yourself - simply because it is the totality of all your selves: past, present, and future

Your Higher Self knows all, sees all, and has the greatest possible compassion for your personal situation right now. It is always with you: a few words from your Higher Self can get you seeing things in a new way... that could improve your life.

#9: It is safe to trust your inner guidance, ie your highest self is speaking to you all the time

Your Higher Self wants to you to feel good about the information you receive when you listen to your inner guidance. This way you will grow more comfortable over time with your own guidance as your trust level grows. The best way for your Higher Self to build trust with you is to establish a "track record" of success which flows from you following your own internal guidance.

It has been said that "God "writes straight with crooked lines". It is when you follow those crooked lines over an extended period of time and see that they were, in fact, for the best - that is when you truly learn to trust. Never forget that trust must always be earned: your Higher Self really is here to help you.

#10: Know the truth from a higher perspective

Your Higher Self sees your issues at deeper levels than you do. Many times you are unable to see the forest for the trees. Your Higher Self is much like a helicopter flying over the forest watching you make your way through the maze of trees below. It can see a better way for you to walk. It can even tell you why your forest was arranged the way it was: to better guide you on your life's journey.

There is one thing you always need to remember. You are the one on the ground: dodging the wild animals all around you, staying one step ahead of forest fires. You are the one feeling hunger when there is no food, cold when there is no shelter, and pain when you fall into a deep hole. Your Higher Self does not and cannot feel these types of pain: it does not even remember it. And sometimes there is no choice but to let you fall into the hole and get hurt.


Edited and reposted with Permission:  Top Ten Things Your Higher Self Wants You to Know | Ellen A. Mogensen, Past & Now Forward Holistic Counseling


Walking the Path of Purpose

Walking the Path Of Purpose

5 Month Apprenticeship Program: Learn to Embody Your Unique Source of Power, Uncover Your Strengths, Break Free of Limiting Patterns, Learn to Heal Yourself and Be in Greater Service to the World

The greatest journey you will ever take is from your head to your heart.

Chloë Rain is a Spiritual Guide & Visionary. She is the the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to self love, and experience greater fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

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

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose. Much love!

No Make Up

Poetry, Be who you want, Learning to Love YourselfGuest WriterComment
Poetry about being a woman

Maybe one reason I do not wear makeup is to scare people.
If they’re close enough, they can see something is different with me,
something unnerving, as if I have no features,
I am embryonic, pre-eyebrows, pre-eyelids, pre-mouth,
I am like a water-bear talking to them,
or an amniotic traveller,
a vitreous floater on their own eyeball,
human ectoplasm risen on its hind legs to discourse with them.
And such a white white girl, such a sickly toadstool,
so pale, a visage of fog, a phiz of
mist above a graveyard, no magenta roses,
no floral tribute, no goddess, no grownup
woman, no acknowledgment
of the drama of secondary sexual characteristics, just the
gray matter of spirit talking,
the thin features of a gray girl in a gray graveyard—
granite, ash, chalk, dust.
I tried the paint, but I could feel it on my skin, I could
hardly move under the mask of my
desire to be seen as attractive in the female
way of 1957,
and I could not speak. And when the makeup came off I felt
actual as a small mammal in the woods
with a speaking countenance, or a basic
primate, having all the expressions
that evolved in us, to communicate.
If my teen-age acne had left scars,
if my skin were rough, instead of soft,
I probably couldn’t afford to hate makeup,
or to fear so much the beauty salon or the
very idea of beautyship.
And my mother was beautiful—did I say this?
In my small eyes, and my smooth withered skin,
you can see my heart, you can read my naked lips.

— Sharon Olds

She is the author of the poetry collection “Stag’s Leap,” which was recently produced as a staged reading by the Salt Lake City Acting Company.

 

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/09/10/no-makeup

Chloë Rain is a Spiritual Guide & Visionary. She is the the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to self love, and experience greater fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

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

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose. Much love!

40 Ways to Live a Happier Life

Be who you want, Inspiring, LaughChloë Rain1 Comment

In honor of life, adventure, the pursuit of happiness, and in celebration of turning 41 this year....... I am sharing 40 things that have changed my life at depth.

  1. Do something that you were supposed to do when you were a child or a teenager, but never did because you weren't cool enough, or you didn't want to make a fool of yourself. You're cool enough now. And even if you're not, who fucking cares? You're an adult, you can do whatever you want, even the uncool stuff.

  2. Climb a mountain, even a small one. Get up to a place where you can see life from a different perspective... take a breath, look around, enjoy the view.

  3. Pause, take a moment to remind yourself how far you've come. Think about how un-clever you once were, think about some of the silly things you used to think and believe about yourself and realize how you don't think that way anymore... Give yourself some kudos for being a ever evolving human being.

  4. Get caught in the rain. Purposely get wet when it's raining, because you want to. Don't run from the rain, embrace it, in your own present way. Notice how you feel.

  5. Go to your local used bookstore or library that sells used books for a $1 and pick up a book that catches your attention. Buy the book and know you've just contributed to the health of the planet by recycling that book.  Flip through the pages like shuffling cards, open it to a page, read what it has to say. Maybe its meaningful, maybe its not. It doesn't matter, you paid a dollar for it. Play like you're asking the magic 8 ball for a message every time you shuffle the pages.

  6. Ponder, does all life having meaning? No matter how difficult life gets, is it worth it?

  7. Pick flowers for your home or your beside table. I used to buy a dozen roses for myself every week at Whole Foods, when the blossoms started to wilt, I would go to the beach or go on a hike and I would say a prayer on every single rose petal and toss them one by one into the water. I would imagine the thousands of prayers I have spoken and released over the years all floating around.  Watch a video about this ceremony. When money was tight and flowers were not part of my budget, I would go to my local park at sunset and pick flowers, or steal a blossom from a blooming tree on one of my neighborhood walks. {Be considerate of your neighbors gardens, always be mindful, don't take too much and always send gratitude to your source. Tread lightly on the earth... I have picked flowers on the side of the road, or flowers sticking out of sidewalks in the city...}

  8. Lay in bed for a few minutes longer in the morning. Enjoy the comfort of your bed, and the beauty of rest and sleep, notice that today is indeed a completely new day. You will never live this day again, you have never lived this day before. What good things may come?

  9. Listen to the bird songs. Become curious. Why do they sing? Who do they sing for?

  10. Treat yourself regularly to small simple treats. Like a root beer float or orange tic tacs at the grocery store checkout line. Or stop off at the road side produce stand and buy a ripe peach, just because you can.

  11. Give gifts regularly, they could be small anonymous gifts, like paying for someone's expiring parking meter or an extra generous tip at your favorite coffee shop. Or even things like shells or stones that made you stop and pick them up. Whatever the sentiment, it's nice to know you can always give from the heart, and that's what will be received.

  12. Look people in the eye while you're checking out, no matter if you're at the gas station, the sandwich shoppe, or the dentist. See what they're saying with their eyes.

  13. Write note cards to people who pop into your mind and send them, just thinking of you.

  14. Go on regular picnics.  Even when my budget went from expensive bottles of Sancerre and exotic cheeses to 2 Buck Chuck and $2 end samples from the cheese bin at Whole Foods, regular picnics have always been a rich treat for sky gazing, contemplation, grounding and centering.

  15. Have a soundtrack to your life— make a playlist of your favorite songs, or songs that inspire you, make you feel better, or lift your spirits.  Give your sound track a name like "Almost Famous"  or "Magical Mystery Tour" or "Superfly" or "Pretty in Pink" or whatever character you imagine or fantasize yourself playing in this great play called life.

  16. Roll the windows down sometimes. When you're in the passenger side, hang your head out the window (safely), or your feet, or just do that thing with your arm and your fingers like you're making a wave as the wind gushes underneath your wing.

  17. Save a picture to your screen saver, either on your phone or computer that symbolizes something you want for yourself.  For several months I had a picture of a couple kissing in front of the pyramid at the Louvre, for some reason this symbolized true romance to me at the time.... I didn't know it yet, but within less than 6 months I would be having my own love affair in Paris. I realized later that I had programmed myself for that potential reality in my life.

  18. Take baths regularly. Like real baths, in the tub style. This goes for you men, too.

  19. Downsize your life.

  20. Think about how relatively big your current house is compared to the majority of people who live on this planet. Consider living in a smaller house, and yet feeling like you have more space in your life, more freedom, more expansiveness.

  21. Think about a teacher in school who made an impact on your life and realize what they were up against in their personal life to make the decision to be a school teacher, perhaps feel grateful they listened to their calling and were there to help you, despite their own personal sacrifices.

  22. Don't take yourself too seriously.

  23. You didn't fail that bad, it wasn't as fatal as you thought.

  24. People already forgot.

  25. Don't keep putting your happiness off into the future. Even if you hate your life right now, try to find one thing that is hilarious enough for you to laugh at yourself, so that you can find the good of still being alive.

  26. Make something to share with others, bake bread or cookies, or make beer, something you want to eat, later, eventually. See what happens when you put effort into making something you will invite someone to eat or drink with you.

  27. Build a fire, in a fireplace, a fire pit, a campfire, or on the beach. Learn what it takes to make a good fire.

  28. Realize your connectedness to everything around you, then expand your realization to how connected you are to the people in your life. Just by thinking of them you are connected to them.
  29. Re-connect to something that you put aside a long time a go, be it a childhood passion or a teenage obsession. Think about what you loved to do as a kid and then go and do that... See how you feel. Is there anything you’ve been wanting to do for a while but you haven’t made time for it? NOW IS THE TIME.
  30. Make time to be by yourself. Even just a few minutes during the day can help you connect to yourself rather than being caught up in outside forces.

  31. Write down the things that you truly value. Go back to this list regularly… update the list. Check on this list to see if the things you are doing and spending your time on are in alignment with the things you say you truly value.

  32. Answer the phone when your friend calls, they may be holding the vision for you of your greatness, when you can't see the forest for the trees.

  33. Go on mundane adventures, at least once weekly. Often times we think we have to plan something big, or an adventure takes money and time we don't have. But when you set a goal to explore somewhere once a week, be it in your neighborhood, or a short drive from your home, or even a walk in a different direction outside your house, you do not know what is waiting for your on the other side of intentional awareness. A whole new world.

  34. Fantasize regularly about an amazing sexual encounter you once had or dream of having. Let yourself feel completely satisfied in the end.

  35. When you wake up in the morning drink one beautiful, cool but not cold glass of clean water. Before you drink the water look into the glass and imagine that you are filling the glass with pure love, and that the water is pure and loving energy. Drink the glass of water like you are drinking a glass full of love potion.

  36. Introduce yourself to new music, regularly, especially go and see live music in small venues. Listen to the lyrics, let the music make your body move... allow yourself to "look silly" dancing, just so you remember how it feels to dance. There are no rules here, no directions needed.
  37. Make something just because. Create something, or do something just for the sake of self-expression. Write, draw, create, paint, cook, make love, make love to yourself. Allow it all to be ok.

  38. Remind yourself how important YOUR LIFE IS.  Make sticky notes that remind you of the importance of being you and that let you know that you are special and unique.  Set reminders on your phone with your values, or things that you intend to be, or to experience in your life.

  39. You are a DIVINE HUMAN BEING. There is no other speck of stardust in the Universe just like you. No one else thinks your thoughts, feels your feelings, or has your desires, or is capable of doing the things you want to do, in the way that you and only you can do them.

  40. You are an individual expression of multiverse life force creation energy. Never forget the source of your power. There is NO ONE else in all the Universes like you.

The way to find out who you are is not by comparing yourself with others, but by looking to see whether you are fulfilling your own potential in the best way you know how.
— Osho
Life your Purpose
You’ll never look back, but you’ll never be the same. In a good way... but its wild to realize that you don’t stay the same, everything you thought you were goes away, then the real you shows up, and you don’t even know her... but you like her
— Chloë Rain
 # 26 Bake something! I have made many a friend over home cookies and pies, and guess what? I actually enjoying making them for people. Figure out what you enjoy and share it, just because.

# 26 Bake something! I have made many a friend over home cookies and pies, and guess what? I actually enjoying making them for people. Figure out what you enjoy and share it, just because.

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice? Up, again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a great adventure, go play outside. Quinault Rainforest, Olympic Peninsula ©ChloëRain

Chloë Rain is a Spiritual Guide & Visionary. She is the the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to self love, and experience greater fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

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

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose. Much love!

Be infinitesimal under that sky

Be who you want, PoetryGuest WriterComment
Mameen David Whyte Poem

Mameen

Be infinitesimal under that sky, a creature
even the sailing hawk misses, a wraith
among the rocks where the mist parts slowly.

Recall the way mere mortals are overwhelmed
by circumstance, how great reputations
dissolve with infirmity and how you,
in particular, live a hairsbreadth from losing
everyone you hold dear.

Then, look back down the path as if seeing
your past and then south over the hazy blue
coast as if present to a wide future.

Remember the way you are all possibilities
you can see and how you live best
as an appreciator of horizons,
whether you reach them or not.

Admit that once you have got up
from your chair and opened the door,
once you have walked out into the clean air
toward that edge and taken the path up high
beyond the ordinary, you have become
the privileged and the pilgrim,
the one who will tell the story
and the one, coming back
from the mountain,
who helped to make it.

 — David Whyte

Chloë Rain is a Spiritual Guide & Visionary. She is the the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to self love, and experience greater fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

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

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose. Much love!

No, It's Not Selfish to Want to Go on a Spiritual Journey

Be who you want, Inspiring, Life Lessons, Learning to Love Yourself, Retreats, Rites of Passage, TravelGuest WriterComment
Why go on a spiritual journey

Is it greedy—or irresponsible—to go on a quest to discover who you are? Not even a little bit.

By Elizabeth Gilbert


The other day, a desperate-looking woman approached me on the street and grabbed my arm. I assumed she was about to ask for money—but she looked me in the eye and demanded, "Is it selfish that I want to go on a spiritual journey?" 

Now, this might seem like a bizarre question to be asked by a stranger, but I'm used to it. In the decade since I wrote Eat, Pray, Lovewhich is all about my own spiritual journey, I've been asked a variation of this question by thousands of women. (And I've certainly been accused of selfishness for having taken that journey.) 

Women constantly tell me they long to do what I did. Even if it's not possible for them to travel the world for a year, they want to create their own quest. They tell me they want to deepen their relationship with God and with themselves—but they don't want to seem entitled, irresponsible, frivolous. Aren't the demands of reality more important than their esoteric questions? And what if their spiritual journey leads them far from their cultural or religious origins, or disrupts their marriage? And what makes them think they're so special, anyhow, to deserve a spiritual quest? 

A lot of these anxieties stem from one problem: Often women believe they're not supposed to desire anything beyond home and family. But the craving they feel isn't wrong; it's human. Every spiritual journey in history has begun with a sense of dissatisfaction—with somebody saying, "This is not enough for me." 

Does it make you selfish, then, to go searching for something more? I say no—and here's why: 

You have the right to try to figure out who you are. 

This is not a simple task; you are a unique event in the history of the universe. There has never been a you—not your particular soul, living at this particular moment, faced with your particular challenges. Your existence is a mystery, a miracle, and an experiment of creation, and you are allowed to examine that mystery to the fullest. 

A spiritual journey bears no resemblance to a spa vacation. 

True spiritual investigation is rarely relaxing; expect your search to expose painful and challenging truths. We don't generally take on the fundamental questions because they're fun. Usually, we're brought to them on our knees. Staying with those questions, despite the discomfort, is a path for the brave.

Doing something for yourself isn't by definition selfish. 

In Mandarin, there are two words that translate to selfish in English. One means "doing something that benefits yourself." The other means "doing something greedy." In English, we don't have this distinction. In our puritanical culture, we tend to believe that anything benefiting us is probably greedy. But guess what? You can do great things for yourself without taking a thing away from anyone else. 

Going on a spiritual journey can be a public service. 

Spiritual journeys are attempts to alleviate self-suffering. And until you can alleviate your own suffering, you will continue to inflict suffering—not only on yourself, but also on those around you. Happy people are much better at caring for others than those who are in pain. (Haven't you witnessed the way misery and depression make you unable to think of anyone but yourself?) Once you've found peace, you will be able to serve humanity. 

All this is what I told that desperate-looking woman, and it's what I'm telling you now. If you long for a journey, embark on one—for yourself, for the people around you, for all of us. We learn from one another's paths. In fact, I guarantee you this: You will not be the only person you liberate along your private road to freedom.

Reposted from O Magazine

 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Spiritual Journey to the Andes

Aya Vision Ceremony, Spiritual Immersions, and pilgrimages to the Mountains of Peru offered throughout the year...


Thank you, Liz Gilbert for this spot on piece on why taking a Spiritual Journey is not only in service to your Soul, but to the rest of the World! AHO. Ari.

This morning we sat down at Jack's Cafe, one of our favorite places to eat in our favorite neighborhood of San Blas (Cusco Peru). A dog followed us in from the street and put his head in my lap under our breakfast table, then laid down with his rump resting on my foot for the entirety of the meal and conversation.

In the window, next to the humongous bouquet of gladiolus that touch the ceiling with their blossoms, was an old copy of O Magazine, something about Oprah's outfit, wearing knee high muck boots and a ground grazing pink sequin skirt in her garden, caught my attention. The theme was "How to Show Up for Life"... so I was compelled to take a look at what Oprah had to say about this topic.

This spurred the most enthusiastic conversation about life, finding your own magic, creating right livelihood, Liz Gilbert, and a few other famous people and their messages— not to be mentioned here (because we don't agree with their message no matter how famous they are).

By the end of breakfast we were feeling most inspired about the day ahead, the work we had on our plates, and the very meaningful purpose for being alive.

Below are some pictures from the recent 2018 Spiritual Journeys in March and April, join me for the upcoming Spiritual Journey in October of this year! Check out more pictures of the sacred journey on → Facebook.


Chloë Rain is a Spiritual Guide & Visionary. She is the the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to self love, and experience greater fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

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

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose. Much love!

Why Engaging In Work You Love Could Save Your Life

Be who you want, Healing, Health Mind Happy Soul, Life LessonsLissa Rankin
You are a badass motherfucking sorcerer of divine light.jpg

You probably know that having a toxic job that stresses you out and sucks the soul out of you isn’t exactly good for you. As a physician who has experienced work stress myself, as well as witnessing it in my patients, it’s obvious to me that work stress is poisonous and can translate into physical symptoms. You know this already. Anyone who has ever gotten a migraine after a deal went bad or stiff shoulders after the boss criticized him can attest to that.

But did you realize that work stress can actually kill you?

In Japan, they even have a word for it – karoshi – which is defined as “death by overwork.” Karoshi usually happens to relatively young, otherwise healthy people who are burning the candle at both ends in a less-than-dreamy work environment.

The first case of karoshi was reported in 1969, when a worker died of a stroke at the age of 29. But it wasn’t until 1987 that the Japan Ministry of Labor began collecting statistics on karoshi. Since that time, Japanese officials estimate that approximately 10,000 cases of karoshi occur each year.

This should be big news! Some lawyers and scholars even claim that the number of karoshi deaths in Japan equals or exceeds the number of traffic accident fatalities each year. But when was the last time your doctor added “Alleviate work stress” to your preventive maintenance or treatment plan?

What Happens Physiologically When People Die of Karoshi?

Karoshi is not a single disease. It’s a constellation of what are believed to be stress-induced physiological changes that usually lead to either sudden cardiac death or stroke, most likely caused by repetitive triggering of the “fight-or-flight” stress response that activates the sympathetic nervous system, raises blood pressure and heart rate, and overstresses the cardiovascular system.

Just before dying, most karoshi victims complain of varying combinations of dizziness, nausea, severe headache and stomach ache. In 95% of karoshi cases, death occurs within 24 hours of the onset of severe symptoms, though milder symptoms sometimes precede the severe ones. (If you’re stressed at work, do any of these symptoms sound familiar to you? If so, listen up. That’s your body telling you your work could be harming your health.)

Death by Overwork in the United States

It’s not just the Japanese who are working themselves to death. Although most of the data on karoshi comes from Japan, the International Labor Office released statistics showing that the United States far exceeds the Japanese when it comes to overwork. Our doctors and our government have yet to recognize karoshi as a distinct disease or award workman’s compensation benefits the way the Japanese do, and because we don’t track it, it’s hard to say how frequently work stress manifests as death in the United States. But you can bet it affects the health of many.

One study found that one in five Americans came to work, whether they were ill, injured, or seeing a doctor that day. The same sort of work obsession keeps about a third of employed Americans failing to use accrued vacation time. This failure to use accrued vacation time has actually been proven to predispose to early death. One study, published in Psychosomatic Medicine in 2000, looked at 12,000 men over nine years and found that those who failed to take annual vacations had a 21% higher risk of death from all causes, and they were 32% more likely to die of a heart attack. Yikes!

It’s not just early death that work stress can cause. Another recent study found that disenchanted, burned out employees developed heart disease at a 79% higher rate than those who liked their job.

And there are financial costs to all this burn out! The New York Times reports that health issues related to job stress costs the American economy $200 billion annually – roughly the economic cost of Hurricane Katrina. It is an epidemic that just might be affecting… you.

How Your Toxic Job Can Harm Your Body

You probably know that work stress isn’t good for you, and you probably know that if you hate your job, stress reduction would be a plus. But do you understand how work stress harms the body?

Here’s how it goes. Your boss yells at you when you did nothing wrong, and you get pissed. Or you’re on the floor of the stock market – or in front of a jury – screaming until you’re red in the face. Or you’re up all night, faced with the repetitive stress of performing a perfect surgery when you’re exhausted, like I did for over a decade. Or someone steals your idea and doesn’t give you credit. Or your job requires you to try to sell cigarettes – and when you do, you also sell out your integrity.

You keep quiet when you want to speak up. You lack the power to make the change you know needs to happen. You’re trying to please an office full of narcissists. Or whatever.

Sound The Alarm

It doesn’t matter what the stressor is. All that matters is that the amygdala in your lizard brain reads “THREAT!” and signals the alarm that lets your brain know you are in danger, probably because a tiger is chasing you. Your amygdala isn’t very smart. It doesn’t really listen to your intelligent forebrain and fails to realize that your boss isn’t actually a man-eating tiger. (Or maybe she is…)

Either way, your amygdala sounds the alarm and the “fight-or-flight” physiological stress response is triggered, flipping on your sympathetic nervous system, exposing every cell to harmful stress hormones like cortisol and epinephrine, elevating your heart rate and blood pressure, and worst of all – deactivating the body’s natural self-repair mechanisms, the ones that kill cancer cells, fight infections, repair broken proteins, slow aging, and help you live to be a hundred.

The Relaxation Response

Fortunately, your body has a natural counterbalance to the potentially poisonous stress response, which Dr. Herbert Benson famously named the relaxation response, which is also the title of his bestselling book from the 1970’s. The relaxation response shuts off the stress response, turns on the parasympathetic nervous system, and flips on the body’s self-repair mechanisms so the body can do what it does best – heal itself.

Follow Your Visionary Dreams

So if you think work stress might be putting your health at risk, what can you do?

As it turns out, the most effective way to optimize the health of your body is to reduce stress responses. The average American has over 50 stress responses per day, often caused by work stress.

But what if you were doing work you really loved? When you love your work like I do and you’re feeling a sense of mission and purpose, helping other people with the work you do, staying in alignment with your integrity, feeling a sense of personal power in an entrepreneurial business, working with people you admire, and expressing your creative gifts, you naturally experience fewer stress responses – and the body’s self-repair mechanisms have a chance to do their business.

What If You Can’t Quit Your Soul-Sucking Job?

Still mired in the cubicle or married to the golden handcuffs? Don’t worry. In Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself, I walk you through the 6 Steps To Healing Yourself that include not only how to reduce stress responses, but very specific actions you can take to activate more relaxation responses – things like meditation, laughter, playing with animals, hanging out with friends, getting a massage, doing yoga, attending services as part of a spiritual community, giving to others, or hugging someone.

Ultimately, it’s all about the ratio between stress responses and relaxation responses in the body, so if you can’t reduce stress responses, you can still add relaxation responses – and my book will teach you how to do that.

Is Your Work Killing You? Or Do You Love What You Do?

 

Reposted with permission from LissaRankin.com


Lissa Rankin

LISSA RANKIN | PHYSICIAN & MYSTIC

Lissa Rankin, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine, The Fear Cure, and The Anatomy of a Calling is a physician, speaker, founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute, and mystic. Passionate about what makes people optimally healthy and what predisposes them to illness, she is on a mission to merge science and spirituality in a way that not only facilitates the health of the individual, but also uplifts the health of the collective.

Bridging between seemingly disparate worlds, Lissa is a connector, collaborator, curator, and amplifier, broadcasting not only her unique visionary ideas, but also those of cutting edge visionaries she discerns and trusts, especially in the field of her latest research into "Sacred Medicine."

Lissa has starred in two National Public Television specials and also leads workshops, both online and at retreat centers like Esalen and Kripalu. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her daughter. She blogs at LissaRankin.com and posts regularly on Facebook.


Chloë Rain is a Spiritual Guide & Visionary. She is the the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to self love, and experience greater fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

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

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose. Much love!

What can failure teach us?

Be who you want, Inspiring, Life Lessons, Learning to Love YourselfChloë RainComment
I have learned to give, not because I have much, but because I know exactly how it feels to have nothing.

When things go wrong all at once, it's hard to see the bright side. But what if losing out can teach us to be more appreciative for what we truly have?

Even if it's not the easiest way to learn to savor the small moments, sometimes failure or loss can be the biggest reminders of what is really important in life.


Many successful people tell us that we should keep a Gratitude Journal, that this is a key activity of every successful and happy person. Many thought leaders have suggested that when we understand how to practice gratitude in our daily lives we will become more prosperous and happy people ourselves.

I had read this, maybe even tried keeping a gratitude journal once or twice, but I really didn't know what gratitude was all about or how to practice gratitude. Not because I was unthankful, I just didn't understand what it meant to feel grateful for the things in my life, when it seemed that most everyone I knew, including myself, was hell bent on accomplishing more, getting more things, and climbing the Mount Everest of Achievements, faster than everyone else. When I took stock of my life, it felt like time was running out. How could I possibly do, get, and achieve everything I thought I needed to in this lifetime?

I tried to grasp the concept of gratitude, for my current life circumstances, because I knew it would be a good thing if I did. And even in that thought process, I had missed the boat entirely.

Gratitude is an emotion expressing appreciation for what one has—as opposed to, for example, a consumer-driven emphasis on what one wants.

Studies show that we can deliberately cultivate gratitude, and can increase our well-being and happiness by doing so.

In addition, gratefulness—and especially expression of it to others—is associated with increased energy, optimism, and empathy.
— Psychology Today

Gratitude wasn't something I learned through appreciation or journaling, or taking stock in my life and my relationships.

No, gratitude, was something I learned through failure and defeat.

Strangely, the process of defeat became the teacher of one of the most important and immutable life lessons one can learn in this lifetime. Becoming grateful for my life and everything I had (and then didn't have) was the ROI I received when I invested everything I had in an ideal and lost it all.

What I learned was that my ability to dream, implement, follow through, lose it all, recover against all odds, and optimistically work toward an ideal with hope beyond hope, helped me to see the value of what it means to be alive. 

Learning gratitude for life, creativity, resourcefulness, and becoming grateful for life force still coursing within me, was the immeasurable bounty of going broke.

There are times when our world feels like it is breaking down and dissolving right in front of our eyes and we might feel like it is totally out of our control.

At the same time, something strange begins to happen inside ourselves... We begin to become more resourceful than we have ever been before. We begin to think creatively. We begin to know our own self-worth in a way that we've never contemplated or experienced before.

As we are stripped of things we once thought were important, we begin to understand that at the core of our being we are worthy of existence, not because of what we do or what we have, but because of who we are.

Your life and the value you bring to the world through your own self expression and creativity are the most priceless possessions that no one and NO thing can ever take from you. There is no other speck of stardust in the Universe just like you. No one else thinks your thoughts, feels your feelings, has your desires, or is capable of doing the things you do, in the way that you and only you do them.

The essence of Gratitude, is appreciation for life in and of itself. Your life matters, because you are You, and no one else can do what you are here to do. Since you are still alive, your life has a reason and a purpose and if there is breath in your lungs, you haven't fulfilled your mission on Earth. Time to figure out what you are still doing here, and go for it.


Now I am Truly Free : Finding Purpose in Life : Chloe Rain

There is a story of a great guru, who had only one material object: A bowl which he used to beg for food. He stopped at a well to drink and accidentally dropped the bowl into the well. His response?

"Now I am truly free".


Chloë Rain is a Spiritual Guide & Visionary. She is the the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to self love, and experience greater fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

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

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose. Much love!

8 Ways to Ensure Failure

Be who you want, Receive More Thursdays, InspiringChloë RainComment
  1. Give up. Sometimes your breakthroughs will look and feel a lot like breakdowns. This is a great news! Have you ever exercised so hard you felt like you were going to throw up? Have you ever exercised for a long enough period of time to see and feel the results of your efforts in your body? If you feel like you're getting squeezed through the eye of a needle, or like your life has just gone through the human version of a trash compactor, good news! You've just been rid of all that was blocking you from your breakthrough! 
  2. Garbage in, garbage out. You are what you eat, you are what you consume. What are you telling yourself? What kinds of thoughts do you allow to take up space in your daily routine? What are you nourishing your soul with these days? What kinds of  things are you feeding your mind? What are you doing to nourish your body? How much time do you spend making yourself wrong?
  3. Don't take a bath.
  4. Don't sleep on it.
  5. Vow that you must figure it out for yourself by yourself. Don't show your face or tell anyone about what's ailing you until you've solved the problem or recovered from the heartbreak all by yourself.
  6. Refuse to make time to receive help, even when you've got a built in support system wanting to help you.
  7. Don't do anything you've ever done that has worked before, because you've "been there done that" and you must find an absolutely new way to solve every problem so that you can declare your genius, with proof.  Sometimes doing the simple tried and true thing to make you feel better can instantly and dramatically shift the potential outcome of the situation. I know you don't want to, but just give it a try.
  8. Be critical of yourself.  Beat yourself up like you would take a hammer to a puppy who just messed on the floor. Don't allow yourself any self compassion like you would tell your son who was shunned by his friends in kindergarten because he did something that wasn't normal to "suck it up, there must be something wrong with you!" "You should try harder to fit in and be like everyone else!" And how you would tell your daughter who just lost her allowance when she invested in a friends candy bar scheme that didn't pan out "You're so stupid. You're never going to have money again in your life!" "You must have attracted that loss into your life because you're not open to receiving!"

Sound at all familiar?   Here's what I recommend instead:

  1. Take giving up off your list of options. You can't unlearn the things you know or undo the desires you've claimed. You can only always go forward. Trust there is a breakthrough and a miracle waiting for you on the other side of the breakdown. Giving up isn't an option any longer, the only way forward is through.
  2. Pay attention to your focus and attention. What you focus on expands. Don't spend any time making yourself wrong for well anything. Not one second. Not one more second. 
  3. Take a bath, preferably, or at least a shower. You always feel different, if not better after taking a bath and letting the water seep in. Do you know how many clients tell me they had a brilliant breakthrough in the bathtub!??! Or came up with a brilliant solution while scrubbing in the shower?!  If you're stuck, go get your behind in the shower, right now. Seriously.
  4. Take naps. If you're stressed out, go to bed. If you're sad, sleep the day away. If you can't figure out the answer or the solution, sleep on it. Science has proven that "sleeping on it" actually helps our brains solve problems more quickly and our bodies heal faster.
  5. Do not isolate. Ask for help, care, love, support, or just some company from someone you know has always got your back, no matter what. Make sure its someone you can trust with your tender heart, someone who thinks you're great despite all the flaws. 
  6. Do not stuff your emotions. Take time to tap your resources, telling yourself you do not have time to figure out a solution or you do not have time to make yourself feel better, will not make the problem go away. You will not feel better by shelving your emotions until a more convenient time.
  7. Try something that has worked for you in the past. Can you think of a time when you had a breakthrough? What were you doing just before it happened? What helped you to usher in that insight?  Maybe you just need to listen to a good song that always lifts your mood. You'll be surprised what even a tiny shift in emotion can do for your clarity.
  8. Learn self compassion. Build your self compassion muscle like you were training for the Iron Man and pulling 4 ton dump trucks for show. Flex your self compassion muscle all day long, like you are training to climb Mount Everest. Then when thing edgy painful things come up you will have a well of self compassion to cleansing and nurture your wounds.

Right on the other side of the breakdown is the breakthrough. In the meantime, take a nap, eat your candy bar stash, while floating in the bath tub, listening to your favorite guilty pleasure song.  

Don't take yourself too seriously and don't cheat yourself out of too much life experience because you're afraid you're gonna do it wrong, or get hurt in the end.

Chloe Rain Explore Deeply
 

With love,

Print

Feeling the heartbreak and misery of failure is something I do not take lightly. Feeling like a failure and being miserable, is something I will absolutely not stand for! Take a stand for yourself. Take a stand for life and your wellness.

Do you feel a deep longing to be on purpose and in service to the world?

Walking the Path of Purpose Mentorship may be for you...

Chloë Rain is a Spiritual Guide & Visionary. She is the the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to self love, and experience greater fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

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

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose. Much love!

Soul Questions to Help You Find Your Life Purpose

Be who you want, Life LessonsGuest Writer
Soul Questions to Help You Find Your Life Purpose

Maybe you want to make a bigger contribution to the world than you feel you are, but you aren't sure how. 

Or perhaps you just want to figure out how to make a good living doing something you love, but you don't know where to start.

The truth is, it can feel like a daunting task to connect your prosperity to your purpose . . . especially if it's not clear to you what your purpose is.

It has been said by many "gurus" that when you're clear about WHY you want more abundance in your life and how it will support you in living your highest truth, your financial goals will become connected in astonishingly powerful ways to your greater purpose.

And that once you do that important work of connecting your prosperity to your purpose, abundance will flow to you naturally and with ease.

According to Deepak Chopra, living in abundance consciousness requires looking deep into your heart and asking, "Why am I here?"

Because it's only when a person creatively contributes to the world and serves others by sharing their unique talents and gifts that true abundance results. 

This is the nature of "karma," that every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind . . . what we sow is what we reap. 

When we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, the fruit of our karma is happiness and success. The key is to understand what brings you happiness and fulfillment. 

To begin that journey to understanding, start by asking yourself this key question:

If you had no concerns about accumulating things and had the financial freedom to do exactly what you wanted, what would you being doing now? 

Next, try this 8-minute "Q&A"

Soul Questions to Help You Find Your Life Purpose:

Begin by quieting your mind and bringing your attention into your heart. Ask yourself these questions. Then listen for the answers that come from the depths of your being. Don't judge the answers that come. Just allow and take notice of them.

What comes easily for me?
What God-given talent do I have?
What unique qualities characterize me?
What do I feel passionate about?
What do I do that gives rather than depletes me of life energy?
What brings me joy and enthusiasm?
What do I do that brings joy or value to others?
What do I engage in so that time loses its hold on me?

If you want to experience more abundance in your life, shift your focus from what you want to possess to how you can express your energy and creativity in the world. 

Commit to a life overflowing with abundance of love, passion, creativity, and meaning . . . and the financial rewards will follow.

Article Originally appeared on Chopra.com

 

 
Chloë Rain is a Spiritual Guide & Visionary. She is the the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to self love, and experience greater fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

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

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose. Much love!

Combating Winter Depression Naturally

Creative Feature, Photography, Nature, Be who you wantChloë RainComment

Nordic skiing and its mental and physical health benefits.

The benefits of nordic skiing go far beyond the total body workout and seriously high calorie burning aerobic exercise.

It is stated that every major muscle group is used to propel the skier forward on nordic skis, including using skills you didn't know you had to balance and maintain your upright momentum... but what isn't said as frequently, is no matter what your skill level or athletic ability, or complete an utter lack thereof, nordic skiing is good for your SOUL and it's endorphin dosing impact on your body chemistry is an extra-ordinary anti-depressant.

The surprising and slightly less known fact about nordic skiing is that you will have fun and feel happy while stumbling uphill and hanging outside in the great outdoors in subzero weather, while sweating through your layers and communing with nature in piles of snow.

I've found a place where being outside in below zero degree weather is a pleasure and a joy.

You've never really been to a place like this before, cause there's really no other place quite like this....

White Grass Ski Touring Center, in Canaan Valley West Virginia, is the life blood and passion of Chip Chase and Laurie Little and a few serious founding members whose lifelong dedication has created a magical place to experience the benefits of nordic skiing.

Whitegrass Ski Touring Center

Cross country skiing, or nordic skiing, is a sport anyone can pick up at any time in their life and enjoy it, without being very good at it. As you age and the more time you spend cross country skiing the more your skill will improve and the stronger you will become. 

And the happier you will be! (Scientifically proven.)

I'd never experienced the natural high my running and biking friends swore was a real thing, but in winter in the woods, when I would typically complain of the icicles forming on my eyelashes, I find myself joyfully huffing and puffing up a mountain away from the warmth of shelter into the snow covered trees.

Turns out this experience of bliss and joy is a real and repeatable experience, of the natural high of nordic skiing, for anyone out there who dare put on a pair of cross country skis and shuffle about for long enough to get warm in the cold outdoors.

Cross country skiing is for everyone looking for an antidote for the winter blues and and all of us non-athletes seeking the natural endorphin high and full body strength of an olympian.

Where I'll be spending my weekends....

Check out Whitegrass Ski Touring Center {directions, events, and good vibes on the daily report}....

 #ExploreMore #Life #Love #Followme

#ExploreMore #Life #Love #Followme

 
Chloë Rain is a Spiritual Guide & Visionary. She is the the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to self love, and experience greater fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

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

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose. Much love!

The trouble with pleasure is, the timing

Be who you want, Photography, Inspiring, PoetryGuest WriterComment
The trouble with pleasure is the timing it can overtake me without warning

One of the Butterflies

The trouble with pleasure is the timing

it can overtake me without warning

and be gone before I know it is here

it can stand facing me unrecognized

while I am remembering somewhere else

in another age or someone not seen

for years and never to be seen again

in this world

and it seems that I cherish

only now a joy I was not aware of

when it was here

although it remains out of reach

and will not be caught or named

or called back and if I could make it stay 

as I want to

it would turn to pain.

— W. S. Merwin from The Shadow of Sirius

 
Print

May you be inspired to follow your heart.

 
Chloë Rain is a Spiritual Guide & Visionary. She is the the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to self love, and experience greater fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

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

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose. Much love!

I still feel warmth.

Photography, Poetry, Inspiring, Be who you wantGuest WriterComment
Energy Medicine Spiritual Healing
Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes.

Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all.

You made it, another day.
And you can make it one more.

Take a shower. Wash away every trace of yesterday. Of smells. Of weary skin. Get dressed. Make coffee, windows open, the sun shining through. Hold the cup with two hands and notice that you feel the feeling of warmth.

You still feel warmth.

Now sit down, and get to work. Keep your mind sharp, head on, eyes on the page and if small thoughts of worries fight their ways into your consciousness; threw them off like fires in the night and keep your eyes on the track. Nothing but the task in front of you. 

Get off your chair in the middle of the day. Take on your shoes and take a long walk on open streets around people. Notice how they’re all walking, in hurry, or slow. Smiling, laughing, or eyes straight forward, hurried to get to wherever they’re going. And notice how you’re just one of them. Not more, not less. Find comfort in the way you’re just one in the crowd. Your worries; no more, no less.

Go back home. Take the long way just to not pass the liquor store. Don’t buy the cigarettes. Go straight home. Take off your shoes. Wash your hands. Your face. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. It’s still beating. Still fighting. Now get back to work.

Work with your mind sharp and eyes focused and if any thoughts of worries or hate or sadness creep their ways around, shake it off like a runner in the night for you own your mind, and you need to tame it. Focus. Keep it sharp on track, the task in front of you.

Work until your eyes are tired and head is heavy, and keep working even after that. Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes.

Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. 

You’re doing just fine.
You’re doing fine.

I’m doing just fine.

 

— Charlotte Eriksson

I came across this beautiful piece of writing by Charlotte Eriksson The Glass Child and wanted to share it with you.

Chloë Rain is a Spiritual Guide & Visionary. She is the the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to self love, and experience greater fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

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

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose. Much love!

Today I Am Completely Different

Be who you want, PoetryChloë Rain1 Comment
I am completely different a Poem

I Am Completely Different

I am completely different.
Though I am wearing the same tie as yesterday,
am as poor as yesterday,
as good for nothing as yesterday,
today
I am completely different.
Though I am wearing the same clothes,
am as drunk as yesterday,
living as clumsily as yesterday, nevertheless
today
I am completely different.

Ah—
I patiently close my eyes
on all the grins and smirks
on all the twisted smiles and horse laughs—
and glimpse then, inside me
one beautiful white butterfly
fluttering towards tomorrow.

— Kuroda Saburo

Chloë Rain is a Spiritual Guide & Visionary. She is the the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to self love, and experience greater fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

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

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose. Much love!

You can stop seeking your passion now. You won't be able to "find it."

Be who you want, Inspiring, Rites of PassageChloë RainComment
How to know if you are living your life purpose

You can run away from yourself for a very long time.

But eventually that will bite you in the ass.

You can stop seeking your passion, now. You won’t be able to “find it”.

It lives within you, you could not have lost it unless you ripped it from your own DNA strands. 

You are born with your own unique life map and reason for living. No ONE else has this information. It does not exist out there. The answer could not possibly exist out there or be separate from ourselves… or then we would all really be screwed, spending our whole lives looking around trying to find IT, hoping someone else doesn’t have IT, or that we will be lost forever without IT.

The only way we lose IT and lose our guidance is when we silence it, cover it up, or don’t give it voice, don’t trust it, or think that our own internal guidance is “lying to us” or leading us astray.

In that sense, we can only ever make one “mistake” and that is to not to trust ourselves, our own wisdom, and that the Universe doesn’t have our back.

Find what is real for you.

When we ask for the things we truly want in our lives, the lessons we are given to “get us there” do not come in the way we think they should… but none the less you are fulfilling your soul’s purpose even right now, by being you. Even without knowing how.

There are people in this world that live their purpose just by going where they are called to go and by being themselves. Perhaps this is the greatest human experience to be at home in your heart and to trust that by following it you will in fact fulfill your highest purpose without having the need to call it such.

My desire is to live a life that is worth living and one that is dedicated to a greater cause than just myself. That is real for me.

Find what is real for you.


What Oprah & Liz Gilbert know about Authenticity....

November 2015 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine: How to Do What You Love

You can be married to the wrong person for decades and pretend it's fine. You can fake it doing work you only half care about. You can hide behind accoutrements, square footage, and cars. Big-screen TVs and fancy vacations. But you will never get away with being a phony. 

Eventually life reveals itself and shows you a mirror to help you see your own truth. 

And if you've been faking it, ignoring your thoughts and feelings (what I call your emotional GPS), the wake-up call can be harsh. 

The call often comes in the form of what, on the surface, looks like loss: loss of a job, a relationship, your looks, or whatever external thing you use to find value in yourself. 

When you excavate deeper, examining more closely every situation that has fallen apart, you will find truth gone awry. 

I know for sure that we each contribute to the whole of what it means to be a human on earth. The fullness of our humanity can be expressed only when we are true to ourselves. Your real job on earth is to become more of who you really are. To live to the highest degree what is pure, what is honest, what is natural, what feels like the real you. 

Anything less is a faked life. 

To be authentic is the highest form of praise. You're fulfilling your mission and purpose on earth when you honor the real you. 

Your whole life becomes a prayer of thanksgiving.

 
Chloë Rain is a Spiritual Guide & Visionary. She is the the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to self love, and experience greater fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

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

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose. Much love!

I have been broken open

Healing, Be who you wantChloë RainComment
Girl Standing in a Forest.jpeg

Today it was raining and I was grateful because it felt like fall was coming, and I need a change.

The energy of summer has warmed me, but as of yesterday, I was starting to feel burned out. Like the hills of ubiquitous brown grass with only a few green weeds still sucking up the sun.

I need this change of season, as much as the earth and the brown grass and the trees dropping their leaves are looking forward to changing their colors.

I am ready to go inward and rest, come out in my new fall fashion and shake the leaves of summer off.

Got me to thinking of pine needles and pumpkin pie.... 

I drove across town to deposit my rent check and since I was on the other side of the city I thought to drive to my favorite park on top of Capitol Hill with a different view toward the east Cascade mountains instead of my typical westward stance. 

I find myself turning into the cemetery on the top of the hill, slowly driving through the one lane driveway admiring the mature trees and large monuments.

"What am I doing here?"

"I'm looking for a sign." 

"A sign of what?"

"I don't know. I need a sign."

"Well you have to ask for a specific sign in order to get one, that's how it works."

"That's how it works, huh?"

"Who made up those rules?"

"I need a sign. I don't know what kind of sign I need or I wouldn't be asking for a sign."

"I won't get one now because I don't know what I need?"

I pull to the side of the driveway and get out of my car. I'm walking around. Walking around.

Walking around, I say out loud, "I need a sign. "

I keep walking.

It's really quite beautiful in this cemetery. The sun comes out periodically.

"Is it strange to take pictures?", I question myself.

I snap a few anyway. No sign so far.

What am I looking for exactly?

IMG_9322.JPG

A tombstone with my name on it?

Yes, maybe, I thought I'd find one next to a name of one of my ex-boyfriend's and I'd know for certain that's where I'd gone wrong.

It couldn't be any more clear than that. 

There are some beautiful monuments and then some gaudy gigantic ones, even those are tolerable as the rain and moss has softened them to the landscape. 

I think, "this is it?"

We erect these gigantic monuments over our decaying little bodies and that's a testament to how grand our life was lived? That doesn't seem to make any sense. And yet these monuments are real, fortified, carved in stone, erected, protected, visited. 

Someone proved that a flapping of the butterfly's wings could cause a hurricane across the world.

But still, no one is going to erect a monument after me. What would they even say on it?

And how strange to think, I have an expiration date. It's written somewhere. It's already written, but no one will label me with it until I've expired. Then they'll carve it in stone, two dates one a beginning and one an end.

IMG_9325.JPG

I find a peaceful bench at the top of the hill to sit in the cemetery and observe the beautiful landscape of ornamental graves.

I sit for hours.

I'm not the only one in the cemetery, car after car pulls around the corner from me, stops, parks, people get out, and take pictures.  

It's Bruce Lee's grave. One girl in a trucker hat with flowers poses and smiles as her boyfriend snaps pictures.

I feel a little strange for the girl and for Bruce Lee. 

Why do we want pictures taken with celebrity gravestones?

Because he was famous?

Or because of what he lived for?

Or because of what his life represented in the world?

Where I am sitting there is a grave that says "Historian and Poet". 

I think I'd like my gravestone to read "Artist and Poet". 

What a gift to be an artist. What a gift to be a creative and thrive fully expressed as a human being.

Loved for who you are, not what you do. 

I hope someone who knows me will play "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince and set the funeral pyre on fire while dancing around like having a seizureer or an orgasm. I hope they'll say I could tell a good story and that the way I pictured the beauty in the world helped you to see the magic of living. 

I'd like a old love to say I was a damn good kisser and and a friend to share that I baked a pretty decent pumpkin pie.  Some one will add that I always had to have the biggest Christmas tree and loved eggnog lattes, made with raw egg.

I have been broken open, softened by my experiences, not hardened.

I feel more lovely, more human, more beautiful than ever before.

Chloë Rain is a Spiritual Guide & Visionary. She is the the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to self love, and experience greater fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

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

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose. Much love!

Being Strong, is Not When the Breakthrough Happens

Be who you want, Photography, NatureChloë RainComment
Spiritual Healing Retreats

I had just thought to myself, when I crawled into bed sobbing... 

"I'm not going to say anything about this to anyone, it's best that I spend time to figure this out myself, and then once I have the insight, I will share and talk about it."

I was about to go into an intense three days of Shamanic trainings and sacred ceremony. The following morning, I was to prepare for my ceremony with Maestro Jaime and be in sacred ceremony the entire day. Then we would travel to the remote village of Amaru to visit with Maestro Jesus and his family.

But in the morning, when my friend, greeted me with her smiles and cheery disposition with sunshine beaming out of her eyeballs, I sat down on the steps and started to cry uncontrollably.

Having been labeled early in my life and then rejected multiple times throughout the years as "being too sensitive", I had, in the not so distant past, prided myself on not being one to cry in front of other people or at all.

I think I'm very strong and very smart.

I had worn my independence like a proud badge of honor on the uniform of my single adult life.

I had devoured books and trainings on the human spirit, the psychology of happiness, and attempted to stay informed of the cutting edge of epigenetics, quantum physics, and molecular biology.

I have had a consistent and meaty daily spiritual practice for nearly a decade. And I still break down into a blubbering mess of snot, tears, and shame for my "weaknesses". 

And in those moments, I don't want anyone to know.

And I tell myself in my most rational internal 'get your shit together' voice that "I am stronger than this."

"I am smarter than this."

"I'm better than this."

And.....

I have learned that "BEING STRONG" is not when the BREAKTHROUGH happens.

Most times, the thing that we're using to keep us "safe" is the thing that is in the way of receiving what we are so deeply longing in our lives... Call it a defense mechanism, call it a "very smart" way of thinking, call it an "unconscious mental process" to avoid conscious conflict, or an automatic response to prevent us from "feeling that unwanted feeling", or a repression of emotion in order to keep us feeling "in control" and.....

I'll share a beautiful fact of being human....When you have the breakthrough, it's not because you're being strong or smart, its because you are being vulnerable.

That "very strong" "very smart" thing you do.... could actually be the thing that's in your way of having what you want, or BE-ing who you want to be, and blocking you from having a different experience in your life.

When I broke down into my ugly cry in front of my friend, and then we went together to meet with Maestro Jamie, she translated to him my three intentions of what I wanted to receive in becoming ceremony. 

I shared some things I really didn't want to have to tell anyone.

Why would I do that?

Because, I wanted to be done with my "very strong, very smart" way of being that had not gotten me even close to where I wanted to be.  I wanted to move beyond my false strength into a more expansive way of being that did not involve any of the walls, barriers, and blocks that had kept me very safe, but not very happy.

In becoming ceremony, it was asked of me to become curious like a child.  

When I drop the guise that I know all of the answers before I ask the questions, I am shown the doorway to the experience that I have been so deeply desiring in my life.

And although I don't always know how it unfolds from that moment, I know that in allowing myself to be seen and vulnerable and by revealing my "weaknesses" and dropping the need to be strong in all moments...

I am healed.

I am strong.

I am fulfilled.


Spiritual Healing Retreats

Join me on a Spiritual Pilgrimage to Machu Picchu Peru

Spaces are limited, includes 3 sacred ceremonies with Indigenous Shamans, click the link below to see the details.


Maestro Jesus brought us to this very special "look out" and mountaintop where he burns the offerings for the people who come to him for healing illness to broken hearts and prayers for abundance and new jobs. He took a nap as Jessica and I offered prayers.

On top of the mountain with Peter & Jessica, Maestro Jesus and his grandson in the Sacred Valley, community of Amaru.

Amaru, Sacred Valley of the Inca, Cusco Peru

Maestro Jesus, 80 year old Atamesayok Shaman, from Amaru. He was "called" to his work by being struck by lightening three times in his youth. He does healing ceremonies for people from all over the world, and brought us to the mountaintop where he burns the offerings for their prayers.

Climbing to the top of the mountain, 80 year old Maestro Jesus is in the lead and kicking our asses. :)

Ancient sacrificial or offering cave on the side of the cliff on the mountaintop of Amaru. Maestro Jesus told us that the area was declared an archeological site and prevented him from building his "hotel". He also mentioned that 3 human skulls had been removed from this cave by Archeologists. It was unclear if the bones in the cave were ancient or new offerings from post Inca inhabitants.

Chloë Rain is a Spiritual Guide & Visionary. She is the the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to self love, and experience greater fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

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

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose. Much love!

Finding who you truly are, is the greatest adventure.

Be who you want, TravelChloë RainComment
Discovering Who you Truly Are
Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.
— Paulo Coelho

This much I will remember.

My intention was to sit in the Plaza de Armas for twenty minutes on a park bench and enjoy the sunshine and read out of "A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose". I set my timer for twenty minutes, and before the end of the first sounding bell, big wet raindrops began to fall on the pages. I sat for a moment and thought, "It will pass", and then looked up at the skies behind the mountain line.

"Nope, I should go." I put on my back pack front ways and I rested my arms on the pack as I still held the book in front of me, thinking I'd walk leisurely and read at the same time.

I made it about 100 yards across the plaza and ducked into the archways as it started to pour rain.

I thought, "Should I go back to Starbucks?"

"No, the wifi sucked this morning. I'll sit here next to the Tamale lady and read my book and watch the rain come down."

I had one sole in my back pocket, that would do for a nice snack while the rain is coming down. When eating tamales on the street was first suggested to me as a treat, I'll be honest, I turned up my nose and said I wasn't up for it, a real meal at a table would be preferred, "thank you very much".  

I'm not sure what the turning point was for me, but now I try to find reasons to go by the Tamale lady, and whenever I find myself walking through the square I think, "OH! I hope the tamale lady is here."

If I see her, I'm stopping to get a tamale, or two.

Sunday night I went out at 9 pm, just to get tamales from the Tamale lady and she didn't have any left, so I went without dinner.  I tried tamales from another vendor in the market the other day, and I was sorely disappointed. Only the ones from the Lady under the arches at Plaza de Armas, will do! They have a savory olive and a piece of peppery meat, and I will remember the joy of the taste of them for the rest of my life.

At first, it's pouring rain, but the overhang where I'm sitting on the steps, propped up against my backpack, is dry and I'm reading about the pain body and our triggers, and then I turn the page to the chapter "Finding Who You Truly Are".

I'm sitting on the steps in the Plaza in Cusco, rain coming down, eating a steaming hot tamale, for one solé, which is about 33 cents, reading "Awakening to your Life's Purpose". I'm wearing my red clogs and my red coat with the hood that makes me look like the character Little Red Riding Hood.

I am completely satiated.

I'm not searching for something or someone, I'm not late to be anywhere, I'm not lonely or anxious.

My friends will be waiting for my return and I'll have lunch with them, after the rain stops....but for now, I am sitting here and I am completely satiated.

This feeling of satiation is new within my body, within my heart, it's like a new way of being in my own skin.

Gone is that distinct longing and that gaping hole in my heart.

I feel whole, full.  

There is not a space inside me that's missing something that needs filling.

Only a feeling, of an opportunity lingering on the horizon of a great adventure I haven't had yet. One that involves my heart, my soul, and my body.

With all of my exploring deeply and finding who I truly am, there is one thing that has seemed to elude me.

That great love affair, that one that makes my toes curl, and then stays around long enough to get to know me.

Now, the rain is really pouring down and I have to come in from the overhang and find a new place to stand, amongst the tourists wearing plastic ponchos.  

I say to the retired couple from Perth, standing next to me, "You should try the tamales."

"What? What are tamales?"

"They're these hot corn thing-ys, wrapped in corn husks, and you should try them. Trust me."

"But if you hate them, don't blame me, at least you will have tried them."

And so they share a hot tamale from my favorite Tamale Lady under the arches in the Plaza de Armas while waiting out the rain.

Don't get me wrong, I have thought a great deal about having a lover on this trip.

Mostly due to all of the teenagers everywhere making out on park benches. Seriously. I have seen a lot of french kissing in broad daylight.

I wonder if it's them, or if it's me? I have never noticed so many people making out in public in any of the places I have visited.

And tourists, they seem to come in twos holding hands. There was a lady this morning in Starbucks with her legs draped over her boyfriend and I noticed her colorful traveling pants and how relaxed she was as he looked at her and laughed as they talked about their mutual travel plans. She looked like she was on vacation, you could tell she was in her body and happy. They seemed to be in a good relationship. This scene made me think of  a couple I had observed on Sunday, also going over their travel plans, she was draped over her boyfriend too, but in a different way... and it didn't look like they were enjoying discussing their mutual travel plans. I had pondered the apparent desperateness of their relationship, too.

I think about all of my lovers....

Tall, short, plump, skinny, dark, blonde, country, foreign, flaky, promiscuous, serious, obsessed, depressed, hairy, smooth, talented, intelligent, hot, dumb, mysterious, and unavailable.

There have only ever been a few who got a piece of my heart.

Today, walking across the plaza I knew, in that way I know things these days, that it was all on purpose... I could hear the voice that says things I know deep down in my insides, whispering to me about how full my life experience is and will be as if it was already done and completed.

If that one had married me years ago, like I'd wanted him to. I wouldn't be here. I wouldn't be in the Plaza in Cusco, eating hot tamales, and watching the rain come down, feeling satiated.

I would have blamed him, and wondered why I wasn't happy. I'd have spent all of my time wondering what to do to make him happy, when all along it would have been me who was the unhappy one.

I'd have wondered where I had gone wrong?  

Instead, this solo journey, so far, has been the greatest love affair of my life, and I stuck around long enough to get to know myself.

Finding who I truly am, has been the greatest adventure.

 

Spiritual Pilgrimage to Cusco Peru & Machu Picchu

 
 Plaza De Armas, Cusco Peru

Plaza De Armas, Cusco Peru

Plaza De Armas, the center of the Cuzco City, Peru.

Dare Greatly, Explore Deeply.

 Whitegrass Ski Touring Center, Weiss Knob

Whitegrass Ski Touring Center, Weiss Knob

Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV

 Westport Washington

Westport Washington

Cranny Crow Overlook, Lost River State Park, West Virginia

Lofoten Islands Arctic Circle Norway

Shamanic Initiation Ceremony

 Temple of the Moon, Cuzco Peru

Temple of the Moon, Cuzco Peru

Ceremonial cave, Temple of the Moon, Cuzco Peru

 Mount Baker National Park

Mount Baker National Park

Pacific Northwest surfing.

Rattlesnake Ledge, Washington State

 Olympic Peninsula, Pacific Northwest Coast

Olympic Peninsula, Pacific Northwest Coast

Twin Harbors State Park, surfing the PNW coast, Westport Washington

I had been treading water for longer than I could remember, there was the part of me that could keep going, the automatic kicking and splashing, arms swirling around in figure eight motion, but there was a greater desire to let go, stop treading, movements silenced. A dropping down, sinking. A final prayer, I give up, I succumb to the drowning of all my desires. And in this final moment of letting go, of drowning, of hopelessness. I was saved.
— Chloë Rain
Chloë Rain is a Spiritual Guide & Visionary. She is the the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to self love, and experience greater fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

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

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose. Much love!

You must learn to save yourself.

Be who you want, Ceremony, Inspiring, Nature, Photography, Rites of Passage, Spiritual Significance, Travel, WorkshopChloë RainComment
 Literally jumping for joy in Peru! Join me here this fall.   Sacred journey to Cusco & Machu Picchu.

Literally jumping for joy in Peru! Join me here this fall.  Sacred journey to Cusco & Machu Picchu.

She’s turning her life into something sacred: Each breath, a new birth. Each moment, a new chance. She bows her head, gathers her dreams from a pure, deep stream and stretches her arms towards the sky.
— Monique Duval

Happiness, joy, truly enjoying life, these aren't topics I take lightly, nor am I flippant about the real life dark places that we find ourselves in, even after doing all the right things, following all the rules, and "working on ourselves"...

I had battled with fairly serious depression for over 30 years, and as a young person suicide had been a daily consideration. As I aged, things became tolerable, but not necessarily better. Then again, in my mid thirties I began to seriously question if I had a reason to keep living. 

I wondered why anyone would bother to keep going when it seemed life never really got any better, and most of my experiences had only deepened my sadness and loneliness, so what the fuck was the point?

Depression is not an inconvenience, it's not something that leaves over night after you read a good book.

It is also not an illness you have to live with your entire life. It is possible to heal from depression and anxiety without medication.

I started with simple things, the only things I knew to do that would keep me from my self destructive behaviors. 

I started spending any free time I had in nature.  I started sheltering myself from people who meant well, but ultimately didn't know what was best for my well-being.

I devoured books about real people who had recovered from great challenges and were now leading extraordinary lives.

I started taking risks, I started listening to my heart as it started speaking up.

As the beauty and true abundance of nature started to seep into my bones and cleanse me of my toxic thoughts, the Universe began to dialogue with me... in ways I'd never heard spoken before, and messages I'd never received... and I LISTENED.

When you find yourself thinking there must be more to life than this and longing to experience something greater in life, then most likely you are ready to begin exploring deeply your own purpose for existence. When you begin to explore deeply, you learn to uncover your true power and gifts, and are able to find meaning in your past failures.  This is when  you will come to believe in yourself again and that is when you become powerful beyond belief.

I'm sharing all of this with you with the intention that I may offer a message of HOPE.

HOPE, that you too, can find your way, WILL FIND YOUR WAY to happiness and joy. That it is possible to come to terms with the "failures" of your life, and begin to see that some of the heartbreak was in service to your heart opening.

It was a fated journey to Cusco Peru and Machu Picchu that ultimately helped me heal from my long standing depression, fully and completely once and for all. The ancient spiritual energies of the land of Peru and the medicine I received there helped save my life and led me to discover my true purpose and gave me a reason for living.

My entire existence is now dedicated to the revolution of the human spirit. 

My "work" is an extension of who I am BEing, and everything I do is an expression of living life the best I know how, and then learning to open to receive more joy.

If you are feeling called to experience something unlike anything you've ever experienced before, please join me this fall in Peru for a Spiritual Pilgrimage that will undoubtedly change your life.

You can experience the mystical world of living energy and touch the magic of the place first hand, October 28th! You may learn more about the journey here. I will be sharing my intimate knowledge with you of the ancient wisdom of the Andean Spiritual cosmology and how this medicine helped me to discover my life purpose in life and heal from depression.

Join me for Spiritual Pilgrimage to Machu Picchu & Cusco Peru

Below are photographs of my first initiation in Peru where I was told the "The Mountains are speaking to You." and I understood something about my life I had never truly grasped before. The Incas call the spirit of the mountains Apu, and consider the Apu to be the most powerful of all Nature Spirits; the mountains remain extremely sacred in the Andean regions of modern Peru.

Some of these pictures are difficult for me to share because I can see the weight of depression and illness on my face and my body. But I know that after these pictures were taken, not only did my experiences help me to heal from depression, but also helped me heal from an autoimmune disease and severe anxiety issues. I look and feel better now than I ever did in my 20s or 30s!

Jumping for joy in Peru!


As you turn inward and fall in love with the truth of who you really are, you become whole despite the brokenness.
— Chloë Rain
Chloë Rain is a Spiritual Guide & Visionary. She is the the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to self love, and experience greater fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

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

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose. Much love!

Polyamory, Monogamy, and My Spiritual Truth

Be who you want, Learning to Love Yourself, Life LessonsChloë RainComment
Polyamory, Monogamy, and Spiritual Truth

A facebook post on polyamory vs monogamy got me thinking about my seemingly unquenchable thirst for deep intimacy and committed partnership. The thread began... "If you can't do monogamy well, then you're probably not equipped to do polyamory well."

For a few days this thread would not leave my stream of consciousness, I revisited people's sharing a number of times, wondering for myself "What is it about monogamy being called out as unnatural that triggers me so much? And why can't I seem to do any relationship well?"

I am single, heterosexual, and identify as monogamous, though for the past decade only two of my relationships made it past the 3 month mark, and neither of those were intact by the 6 month mark.

A familiar inner dialogue ensued... I wondered— "What's wrong with me? Am I just not enlightened enough to understand the benefits of polyamory and are my traditional values nothing more than childhood imprinting?"

"Am I spiritually stunted in this arena?" 

I can't fathom being happy in a polyamours relationship and I haven't managed a long term satisfying monogamous relationship, either.

So what's up with that?

In truth, I've spent the last decade dedicated to my Spiritual Path, self awakening, and being in service to others. I recently ended 18 months of conscious celibacy, where my energy and focus was fully and completely on my relationship to the Divine.

But always on this path, I have known deep down inside that there is a longing to be in Spiritual and intimate romantic partnership with another.

You could say I am motivated in my work in the world by my desire to know and understand love, fully and completely as a spiritual being having a human experience. 

I have loved many, though I believe I have only been in love once— perhaps this makes me polyamorous? I don't know, there are so many criteria and definitions and boundaries, or lack thereof, in our modern "conscious" world that I find myself being utterly confused and sometimes... triggered. 

I identify as straight and monogamous, and I am a lover of all people. I am an advocate for all genders, and all human beings to be fully expressed in their true essence no matter what sexual orientation, gender, pangender, or where they fall on the spectrum of human desire and experience.

Pangender (and Omnigender) is a non-binary gender experience which refers to a wide multiplicity of genders that can stretch to the infinite. Meaning that this experience can go beyond the current knowledge of genders.

I believe that's what this debate is all about. The spectrum of human desire and knowing one's own Spiritual Truth.

I know that since this relationship trigger has been popping up a lot lately, I have an opportunity to learn something about myself and my emotions and grow beyond what is blocking me from aligning with my desire.

I believe that our internal desires and longings are the signposts that help to guide us to fulfill our unique destiny and life purpose in this lifetime. 

However, this does not mean we will have all of our heart's desires met upon demand. And this does not mean that we should not strive and go beyond our comfort zones because the thing we desire is unattainable.

We should strive and hope and aim for peace, clean water, healthy work life balance, sustainable economies, and accessible health care for all.

And a spiritually fulfilling, emotionally intimate, and wholly *holy* committed relationship. In whatever form that serves your highest good.

Oddly, being told that monogamy is unnatural, and that we should give up on this romantic ideal, helped me to solidify in my personal life experience, that conscious monogamy is in fact exactly what I choose and desire.

I am single, and I believe in Soul Mates. I believe each of us has an individual reason for being alive. Our desires are meant for us in this lifetime. Sometimes my seemingly more traditional beliefs are not very popular, especially amongst the "spiritually evolved" lifestyle set and so in the past this debate has lead me to doubt my own knowing.

For me, I am unable to achieve intimacy without an emotional bond with my partner, and a commitment of loyalty and fidelity.

That's not to say I haven't had one or two one night stands or attempted casual sexually intimate relationships along the way...

But I have learned that I can only do what feels right for me, and causal relationships don't— even when other people project their own feelings and insecurities on my desires. The romantic world is difficult to navigate, no matter how you feel or don't feel about sex, so the best thing you can do for yourself is trust yourself.

I understand that it is my chemical and emotional makeup, along with some earlier traumatic imprinting and physical wounding that makes it necessary for me to have a certain level of trust and loyalty to let my guard down and let someone in.

In short, to have an orgasm, I must be emotionally connected and trust the other person.

I've just learned that some people call this demisexual— meaning I am only turned on when there is an emotional connection. I cannot have an orgasm when I don't have a sense of security, trust, and that established emotional connection with the other.

A demisexual is a person who does not experience sexual attraction unless they form a strong emotional connection with someone.

In investigating the definition of demisexual a bit further, it is considered to be on the scale of asexuality, and although I do not identify with this, I would identify as being a very sexual person, with a healthy liabido, I have harbored a lot of shame around my desires to have a "traditional" monogamous committed relationship, gasp, even long term partnership... I have feared that this makes me less enlightened or stunted in my spiritual consciousness— because I get attached in relationship to my partner and for me there becomes only, One. 

What do polyamorous people understand that I do not?

When talking about relationships, and people start to go down the "monogamy is not natural" line of belief, I get a sensation of wanting to gather my skirts and RUN. Duck, protect, and cover!

Especially if the person that is explaining to me "how monogamy is a culturally imposed belief system that keeps us from expressing our true nature" is someone that I find attractive and interesting.

If monogamy is so unnatural— then why is it that I want to experience it so much?!

I long to be fully received and profoundly known by another. This has been a guiding light shining the way on my Spiritual Path.

Once, for a moment, after being told by my lover that he was sleeping with another woman and that he was polyamorous, I contemplated whether I could be poly too.

I had not consented to being in a polyamorous relationship, I had, however, by default, consented to a sexual relationship without a commitment of fidelity. Truthfully, that situation left me feeling betrayed and rejected. And then I became ashamed that I wasn't spiritually advanced enough to understand how sharing my lover with another woman or another man could actually bring me greater satisfaction and intimacy?

It seemed to me, from my point of view, I wasn't getting all I wanted from my lover in the first place, so how could he possibly give more to two or three or four of us?

In those moments, I contemplated whether or not I could be polyamorous. And immediately my answer was, No. I'm just not wired that way.

I can imagine that some people are just not wired for monogamy, either. As much as I am not built for polyamory.

As someone well articulated in a discussion group on poly vs mono said: "Some people who are naturally monogamous, aren’t good at it, and some are. Some people who are naturally polyamorous aren’t good at it, and some are. The same principles that make ANY relationships work well transcend relationship type: honesty, transparency, humility, vulnerability, knowledge of self, and emotional literacy – all these are healthy, natural things."

I have had many lovers, and many lovers outside the realm of a committed relationship, and some have had tremendous impact on my life and the person that I am today. A few lovers have been no less than my Spiritual Soul Mates, in that we powerfully and irrevocably changed the course of each other's lives for the good, and remain Spiritual Catalysts in each other's lives and friends to this day. But we are no longer lovers. I haven't figured out how to be lovers and not committed solely to that person.

As a demisexual person I still feel primary sexual attraction to strangers— but it's fleeting.  And when pursued or I actively pursue one of these fleeting moments of attraction, the attraction seems to disappear almost immediately.

On the flip side, I have found myself very confused by my friendships with men. I tend to "fall into bed" with every man with whom I feel an emotional bond, or when we are actively cultivating an emotionally intelligent reciprocal relationship— even if based in friendship. Most, if not all, of my unrequited love affairs have been born from this emotional connection, coupled with the physiological attachment that happens when a person makes love with another human being.

Oxytocin is a chemical released in both men and women after we have sex, it is called the “attachment molecule". In the context of casual sex, oxytocin can create a sense of attachment to someone we don't really know that well.

I would be so bold as to say that most of us cannot have casual sex.

This is an incredibly unpopular viewpoint, when I speak it, both to men and to women. Nevertheless, I encounter this energetic and physiological reality time and time again in my own personal relationships and also of those of the people I work with on an individual basis.

I would argue that when two people come together, especially in an intimate exchange, there is an energetic cord or energetic bond that is created between the two people that remains even after we are physically separated by space and time.

A few of the men I've had this conversation with, will like to argue with me, that they've had multiple partners who wanted nothing but casual encounters, and that's how most of their girlfriends started out this way— casual.

"Ah ha! That just proves my point", I say— "Women bond when we have sex, the more sex we have with a person the stronger the bond, even if we don't understand why we feel this way!"

I don't know all women, but if your ex-girlfriend were my friend and we were having the same conversation I would caution her that she may be fooling herself into believing that she is capable of having a casual sexual relationship without any emotional attachment. Due to our chemical make up, our physical receiving of another, and most likely because of our past traumas we may have created emotional blocks that we believe prevent us from emotional bonding, but in reality, our physiological and spiritual makeup does not protect us from attachment when we have sex.

No matter how guarded or unattached you may believe yourself to be, we must consider the physiological, energetic, and emotional bonding that is happening while having sex— with anyone.

To say women cannot partake in casual sex, if they so choose to do so, would be disempowering. My hope in sharing my experiences so openly with you is the opposite. I hope that sharing my emotions, doubts, desires, and sexual feelings helps to empower you to get clear on how you feel and what it is that you desire male, female, heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, asexual, transgender, queer, poly or mono.

We can't empower ourselves without understanding ourselves first. And we can't understand ourselves if we aren't being honest with ourselves, first.

Avoiding, repressing or denying the fact that we are, biologically, emotional feeling creatures does not help. The only way to integrate and feel free to express ourselves and our emotions is by becoming aware of them and uncovering what these desires and emotions are trying to tell us about ourselves.

We think of monogamy as natural, but it’s actually quite advanced—the trouble is we default to it out of fear instead of choosing it consciously.
— A Polyamorist View of Monogamy

(A snippet from: A Polyamorist View of Monogamy by Michael McDonald)

Monogamy is normal, but not natural. It is the cultural norm, with centuries of assumptions and confirmation bias backing it up, and it may seem like sacrilege to say that it is unnatural, but then again it was once sacrilege to say that the earth revolved around the sun instead of the other way around.

This doesn’t mean that humans cannot be or should not be monogamous, because:

Humans are not limited by their nature.

We, with our potential access to greater consciousness, self-reflection and will, are able to adapt, abstract, resist, and reprogram our nature. As humans, it is our nature to embrace our nature, and also to rise above it. Not to leave it behind, but to both transcend and include it.

Arguably, polyamory requires a lot more “work” than monogamy. It’s logistically more challenging managing multiple relationships—there are only so many hours in a week. With more people, there are more emotions, more stories and needs and personalities to address, so there is more learning and personal development required.

But if monogamy is so much simpler than polyamory, why does it feel like so much work? Shouldn’t one relationship be easier than two or more? In my experience, monogamy is hard in a way that polyamory is easy.

Monogamy is more advanced than polyamory.

Now, before the polyamory camp gets offended and the monogamy camp gets righteous, I’m about to reverse the offense:

Monogamy is more advanced than polyamory, because monogamy is less natural than polyamory.

Nature, as I’m using the word here, is what happens of its own accord. Our human nature is what happens when we are connected with our inherent well-being, free of habitual patterns, emotional wounds, limiting beliefs, societal conditioning, and oppression. Obviously none of us are living 100 percent within our nature, but the more we see it, the easier it is to gravitate back toward it.

Secure attachment is natural. Anxious and avoidant attachment is unnatural.

How most people practice monogamy is a form of anxious attachment, using monogamy to “fix” their fears, to “get” love and support from the outside because they don’t think they are whole on the inside. Unconscious monogamy is based on expectations instead of agreements. It lacks the distinctions and positivity and naturalness of polyamory. It is focused on security instead of possibility.


That’s not to say we’ll all end up polyamorous one day. Monogamy, when chosen consciously, is an extraordinary expression of love and completeness—it’s just that it’s often not chosen consciously.

Conscious monogamy is where both the natural and the unnatural aspects of monogamy are embraced. Conscious monogamy is a consciously chosen and co-created relationship structure, a container, to encourage more personal and relational growth.

Conscious monogamy is a long-term transformational workshop.

In my own exploration of self healing past sexual traumas and unwinding the attachment issues of imprinting and family, I know that in my relationships I require a container of trust and loyalty and mutual commitment, exploring poly/open sexual relationships can cause my earlier wounds to be restimulated.

This is my truth, and to deny it or repress it, or to make it wrong, or try to change it for another would be doing myself a disservice as well as any potential partner. In other words, I would be lying to myself and my potential partner. I think we can all agree that starting off a relationship in a lie is a bad place to start.

If my truth is a deal breaker with a potential partner, its best to know it upfront rather than get entangled in the energetic and emotional cords that happen when the "attachment molecule" becomes involved.

My primary loving relationship is to myself and my relationship to my Creator. I would want nothing less for my partner and my lover to have his own primary loving relationship with himself and his Creator. From that place of pure love, I believe it is possible to experience an even greater depth of intimacy with each other.

But I had to get clear on that. I had to get clear on me. I had to do the Inner Work, first!

Loving oneself equals knowing oneself... knowing oneself equals loving oneself... and from that place of wholeness and love, we can experience, give and receive love from another... and that is my Spiritual Truth...

If you find yourself repeating self defeating patterns time and time again... it is time to do the INNER WORK!!! Educate yourself on secure, anxious, and avoidant attachment styles... this is important.

It seems to me.... there is a spectrum, a full rainbow of light and depth of the human experience. We each have our unique desires within us that serve a purpose, and our "life purpose" is to BE this, live this desire, and express our unique light, color, and calling.

But first we must be honest with ourselves. We must get clear on how we feel and what we want, and then not be afraid to want what we want and ask to be fully and completely received and fulfilled by the Universe.

  • Some people are, naturally monogamous

  • Some people are, not naturally monogamous

  • Some people are, inclined toward some form of open relationship

  • Some people are, naturally hardwired polyamorous

  • Some people are not inclined one way or the other, and could quite happily be either poly or mono depending on a partner, and for them it’s not hardwired, it is actually a lifestyle choice.

  • Be honest with yourself, be honest with those you are in relationship with

The heart wants what the heart wants.

Don't deny what the heart wants, and don't make yourself wrong for what it is that you want.

The desires and longings within you are signposts on the map to guide you to inner fulfillment.

The Soul knows the way.

You are not the culmination of your past deeds, actions, or relationships.

Everyone has free will.

You are powerful, emotions shapes worlds, thoughts become things.

And if you no longer want to be in your marriage— time to speak it.

And if you are in love with your best friend —  time to show her.

And if you are afraid to love —  time to ask for help.

And if you are afraid of who you are — time to get to know you.

And if you no longer enjoy the work you are doing in the world — time to change it.

And if you don't know what your purpose is on this earth — time to seek it.

And if you are ready to know your worth — time to claim it.

And if you long for freedom — time to own it.

And if you want to be whole —  time to be it.

With so much love in my heart,

 
Print

 

My writing is a reflection of my inner world and my opinions... I expect you have a multicolored rainbow inside of you too, wanting to be expressed. I reserve the right to change my mind, as I explore and evolve and would expect and respect nothing less from anyone else... :)

May love and blessings abound on your truthful path. With love, Chloë


There are many energy medicine and healing techniques that can help you get clear and powerful in your own energy, and that can be used to help free yourself from limiting patterns, and overcome attachments that keep you stuck or in fear.

Energy Medicine Practitioner

Although you can learn the basics of energy medicine on your own, if you, or someone you know if feeling stuck and hopeless to make changes, or is battling with anxiety, and you are interested in learning more about energy medicine you can book an appointment with Chloë → here.

Chloë is a professionally trained Energy Medicine Practitioner, Master Life Coach & an Initiate of the Pampamesayok Lineage of Andean Energy Medicine, and certified Shamanic Practitioner of Native American Healing Arts. As well as trained in multiple energy healing modalities, such as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and bioenergy healing, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programing), and several other alternative medicine techniques for self healing and personal growth. She has also received Yoga Instructor & Meditation Instructor certifications. Chloë offers one-on-one coaching programs, as well as leads spiritual journeys to places like Machu Picchu throughout the year, please join the newsletter to receive free tips and tools for your personal growth, and announcements and on classes and spiritual retreats throughout the year.


Chloë Rain is a Spiritual Guide & Visionary. She is the the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to self love, and experience greater fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

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

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose. Much love!

What happens when you mistake safety for your DESTINY?

Be who you want, InspiringChloë Rain
What happens when you mistake safety for your destiny?

What happens when you mistake safety for your destiny?

How often do you find yourself having the conversation inside your head that sounds a little like you're trying to convince yourself that you’ve got it really good. Or maybe it sounds a lot like you’re trying to convince yourself that you’re happy. But something just doesn’t feel right. 

It goes something like this….

Scenario #1

I’ve got a great job and it pays well, I’m lucky that I even have a job when so many others are unable to find employment. But sometimes it's a struggle to get up in the morning and go to work.

And sometimes I wish I could close the door to my office or crawl under my desk in my cubicle and curl up in a ball until the day is over. Sometimes I wonder what I actually do for the last three hours of the day?

Watching the clock, knowing that tomorrow will be the same, there will never be an end to the work, and I can’t remember the last time I got excited about an assignment.  I plan my life according to how many vacation days I can afford to use to go visit my family AND actually take a real vacation.

When was the last time I took a real vacation?

Scenario #2

He’s not a bad guy and we’ve been together so long, I wouldn’t know who I am without him. We’re good friends. That’s enough. Besides I’d miss his family.

I made a commitment and I promised myself I’d never get divorced. I don’t want to be embarrassed going through some messy break up.

I like that everyone thinks we’re the perfect couple. But we’re not. We’re far from perfect. In fact I’m not even sure we’re a couple. Maybe this is as good as it gets? I should just be happy I’m not alone.

But I feel like I am alone, most of the time. If only he understood me better. I wish he would try just a little more.

I feel like I’m the only one working on this relationship. Is he happy? Maybe this is my fault, maybe I’m the only one who can’t be happy?

Scenario #3

Maybe some day. But when? I'm saving up for retirement. And well I'm still paying off that last vacation I took. I need to buy a new lawn mower, and make that car payment. What if I have to pay for car repairs?  

Only 6 more months to Christmas, which means I’m 4 months away from beginning to buy presents. Man time flies, I feel like I just paid off last years presents, and that party dress I wore to that New Year's Eve party.

Why don’t I start planning earlier for these expenses?

Maybe I’ll put that vacation off till next year, you know I can start planning for it now and that seems really responsible.

How many years am I going to spend doing the same thing I do every year?

How many years has it been? I think I’m getting old.  

Yeah, I guess this is what happens when you get old.


You work, you plan for retirement, you save up your vacation days, you live the same day over and over again.

You try to convince yourself that you’ve got it good, that you’re happy, and you’re fortunate.

And YOU are. But you’ve got this nagging sensation that you’re meant for something more. And something tells you that a raise just isn’t gonna cut it.

If you only KNEW what it was? If you only knew what you’re supposed to do you’d be doing it.

Does any of this sound familiar? If you’re still reading this, I imagine some of it is hitting home.

If I knew what I was supposed to be doing, I’d be doing it! In the meantime, I’m gonna keep doing what I’m doing cause it's not so bad.

But this isn’t how it works.  Unless you’re one of the lucky ones, that was born knowing exactly who you wanted to be when you grow up.

I’ve always envied those people, those people who just always seem to know what the next step is. But that’s not the case for the majority of us.  

The problem:

We’ve never asked ourselves who am I?

What do I like to do?

We’ve never spent time really exploring this.

When we do find something we think we like and then end up feeling dissatisfied, we spend a lot of time making ourselves wrong, convincing ourselves this is as good as it gets, or being afraid to change our minds, because at least the known is safe.

But that's not the way it has to go...

The only risks we regret in life, are the ones we don't have the guts to take.

Here's to your miraculous unraveling.


Make a sincere commitment to creating a magnificent life, and focus your attention and energy to deeply connect to your true source, then watch as miracles start to happen.

Begin by making this statement to yourself. Write it down, say it out loud, take time each day to feel into this statement:

I, __________, commit to creating a magnificent life, measured by my own chosen standards.

  1. Start clearing beliefs that aren’t yours
  2. Spend time discovering your own beliefs
  3. Take action to implement your own beliefs
  4. Watch for miracles in your life

Chloë Rain is a Spiritual Guide & Visionary. She is the the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

Chloë has had the pleasure of working with women and men all over the globe to learn to source their inner power, deepen their relationship to self love, and experience greater fulfillment, so they can enjoy the happiness they have always wanted, and have confidence and JOY in their lives, relationships, and finances.

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

Please feel free to share content freely from Explore Deeply™. However, please be courteous and link back to the original post, and credit Explore Deeply as well as the writer where applicable. I hope you find many resources here to serve you as you walk your path of purpose. Much love!