Are you living in your glow?
I have people ask me what Living In The Glow actually means.
Glow is an acronym.
O~Open and take Ownership
Are you living in your glow, given the definition?
I based the name of my business off of where I’m at today in relation to where I lived inside of myself several years ago. You see, there was a time in my life when I didn’t know the kind of joy I live in most of my present moments now. I sure wasn’t living in my glow back then!
The G~ Grow has been a common theme for me since I took my first personal growth class in Toledo, Ohio where I am from, in 1974 at 19 years old.
This class introduced me to meditation and many spiritual practices and principles I still use today.
It gave me a thirst for growing and learning. There were many times since 1974 that I didn’t consciously choose to grow however. I let “life get in the way”.
I’ve been a reader of personal growth books, audios etc since that time.
The difference in the last several years for me is choosing consciously to grow. To become the best Connie I can be.
The L~ Love is something I choose to be daily. Choosing love instead of fear is something you need to choose consciously every day as well. I choose to add to others lives instead of taking away from them. Each time you are kind, you stop and do something for another, you give a smile, you slow down enough to notice that other person and what’s happening for them in that moment, and acknowledge them, that’s love.
What about loving yourself? That is something I had to learn to do over my years as well. During that first class they gave all of us an exercise to look in the mirror and say “I love you”, everyday. It wasn’t an easy thing to do. There were many tears as I practiced this as often as I could.
I also know that being true to yourself and your values and giving of yourself, help you to grow your love for yourself. I have heard that loving yourself is conceited. Only I know for sure the more I respected me and that grew into loving myself, my world became happier. So loving yourself in these ways is not conceited.
The O~ Open. Are you open to receive great people and experiences into your life? Are you open to hear what others have to say? Are you open to keep listening to your own intuition and making your choices consciously for your own life? Are you open to becoming the best person you can become? It’s a life long journey.
The other part of the O~ Ownership. Do you take ownership for what you do and don’t have in your life? Or do you blame others, the government, and other outside forces? Blame is a thing that will tear you apart. I know this for sure.
When the father of my children left me after 20 years of marriage for a 27 year old, I blamed both of them every day for awhile. It was destroying me. I needed to get rid of the blame. I couldn’t do it alone, so my friend suggested I take another personal growth class here in Minnesota that saved me. I learned quickly to get rid of the blame.
The W~ Willing. Are you willing to do what it takes to improve the things in your life that you’re not happy about? Are you willing to take steps, even if they’re baby steps, to become a person who lives in more joy than not?
This is an overview of what it’s like for you to Live in your Glow.
So I ask you again, are you living in your glow? If you’re not, contact me and we will talk about this.
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My wish for each of you is that you will learn to live in your Glow!
Join me in Kauai October 27-November 3, 2017 to learn more about living in your glow with other like-minded people. This is a a 7 day/7 night spiritual vacation retreat in paradise. You’ll be pampered with massage, our own chef and guides, with everything mostly taking place outside near the ocean and so much more! Look at my retreat page for all of the details and videos from the last 2 year’s participants at our retreat.
Here’s a short video from 2016’s retreat: