Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Your Heroic Journey

Each of us is on a journey.
A path especially created by our experiences and our choices.
Writing in your journal daily is a great way to have
regular time to reflect on your path,
to remember where you've been and and where you are going.
It gives you time to think about the blessings in your day,
the things you have learned,
and even the challenges that you faced.

Think about it for a moment...
We often read stories of great men and women.
We are reminded during these times that
they did not become great overnight.
All that greatness didn't come the moment they were born.
It came through experiences in their lives
and the way they chose to react to those experiences.
Their stories assist us all in realizing our dreams,
the greatness that we too possess.
They help us to have the courage to change and
to shine bright in our SOULFUL BRILLIANCE!

One thing I've learned in my life is the great importance of
recording your journey as the authentic you.
I used to be in a space where I would wear masks,
and be whatever people needed me to be at the time.
I wasn't being my true self.
I didn't write in my journal as my authentic self,
afraid that someone would read my journal
and see all the negative things in my life.
Once I shed my need to be perfect,
I wrote freely about my thoughts and trials and joys,
and something amazing happened!
I started seeing how amazing my life truly is,
how blessed I am to be on the path I am on
and how my experiences led me to it!
When I'm struggling now, I go back and read about how
I triumphed over my challenges, how I achieved in the face of adversity,
and how I am a strong, courageous person.
It was so empowering to remember that I have overcome before,
and that I have the power to do it again!
your life experiences prepare you for the work
you were created to do!
If you do not write them down and record them,
you may forget about them and the true lessons they taught.
They can be a comfort in challenging times,
and a reminder that you have been prepared for the challenges you now face.
Spencer W. Kimball once said, "Record the story of your life,
 your triumph over adversity, your recover after a fall,
your progress when all seemed to be black,
Your rejoicing when you finally achieved."
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I know that in doing this, you will not only empower yourself,
but someday your words may empower others
 in pushing through challenges
and coming out conqueror!
 My challenge for you:
First find your journal, or go purchase a new one.
It doesn't need to be fancy or colorful (unless you want it to be).
  For me it is almost a spiritual experience
to look for and find the book that
I will record the next part of my heroic journey in.
I love the search!
Next START WRITING!  It doesn't really matter what your writing about,
just get started!  Sometimes that is the hardest part.
Some suggestions for writing in your journal:
*Write about what you are grateful for and why you are grateful for it.
*Write down your goals for the day, week, or month, and each night before going to bed record how you are doing with them.
*Write about your challenges.
*Record your feelings about things that happen to you throughout the day.  What did you learn?
There's so much more you could write about! 
As we continue on this journey together be sure to have your journal handy
to record your thoughts, feelings, and breakthroughs.
I would love to hear your thoughts about journaling!  Please comment below or e-mail me at meg@soulfulbrilliance.com.
Meg :0)

Monday, August 20, 2012

What is Soulful Brilliance?

Soulful brilliance.
What is it?
Well, if you've been following this blog for the past few months
you may have a small idea about what it means.

I love to learn about words and the meaning they had when they first were used.
I love to learn the true meaning of words.
So let's take a moment to look at what the words soulful and brilliance really mean.

soulful = soul + ful
A soul is a "spiritual and emotional part of a person".
It is the place inside of each of us that is connected
to our Heavenly Father and our emotions and feelings.
"-ful" is a suffix meaning "full of".

So soulful is to be full of soul and feelings.
Passion.  Fire.  Meaning.

Brilliance comes from the word brilliant, which means "shining, sparkling."
It is a synomym of shine, which means to "shed light or be radiant."
It also means "excellence or distinction"

These things said, what is Soulful Brilliance really?
It is the greatness inside you.
It's the gifts, talents, and abilities that exist in the core of who you are.
Your divine potential.
It is the place in you of love, truth, light, peace and wisdom.
It is the whisper calling to you in all the noisiness of life,
asking you to give it meaning.
It is the light that stands at the foundation of
who you are in this life.
It's acting on the feelings inside yourself--your intuition--
and following the path to your greatness, your passion.

As you discover the light inside yourself and embrace it,
you will find that you will rise to levels of accomplishment
that you had never thought possible.
You start to radiate a light, a brilliant light,
leading others to you,
so you may light the path for them.

We all desire to have purpose in life.
Purpose is our driving energy in life.
When we discover our soul purpose,
we find we have an infinite supply of energy and enthusiasm.
Our capacity expands and becomes almost effortless.

Some of you may be saying,
"Well, duh Meg!  But how do I find my purpose."
The truth is that it's going to take some effort
to explore and discover your SOULFUL BRILLIANCE,
so stick with it and don't give up or tell yourself you don't have any gifts or talents.

No one, NOT ONE SOUL, on the face of the earth
is excluded from recieving gifts, talents, and abilities
that are unique to him or her.
Our Father in Heaven sent us here with a purpose
and the power and tools we need to accomplish that purpose.

We are blessed with the beautiful opportunity to have a life.
This life is a time to learn and grow.  To progress.
We get find out who we really are.

Along your journey you may try something new
and decide that it is not for you; it's not who you are.
That is the best way to find out who you are:
find out who you are not!

When you start discovering who you truly are,
you start living life on purpose.
You start living in your SOULFUL BRILLIANCE!

Here's my challenge for you today: 
Take out a sheet of paper and fold it in half long ways (hot dog for those of you who learned that in school), so you have two columns.  On the top of the left column write "Who I am not" and underline it.  On the top of the right column write "Who I am" and underline it.  Don't think to hard about this, just write down the first things you think of in each column.  Who are you?  Who are you not?  What have you discovered?  Keep this paper so you may add to it throughout our journey together.

I would love for you to share with us any insight or discoveries you have made!  Please comment below or send me an email to meg@soulfulbrilliance.com.

Meg :0)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Are you ready?


Hello Soulful Brilliance friends!  I hope you are all enjoying your summer!  As the summer is coming to an end and we are getting closer to fall, I've been doing some soul searching and working on shifting some limiting beliefs I have.  For a little while I got stuck in a spot and wasn't really progressing in my path.  I have heard from many of my friends and family that they are feeling stuck as well.  I've had many people asking me how they know what their purpose is and what path they should follow in their life.

The truth is that only you can find your path.  
The first step on the path is to decide not to stay where you are!  
Make a choice to take a step towards creating your path and 
finding and living in your SOULFUL BRILLIANCE!

Join me over the next few months as I share some different tools you can use in your search.  
I will also be adding new features to our blog and resources that may assist you.  Check back often or like our page on Facebook where I will be posting updates. Please share this site and our Facebook Page with others so we can assist as many people as we can in finding and living in their Soulful Brilliance!

Things to look forward to this week:
  • A resources page full of books, websites, and much more!
  • Introductions to our SB team!
  • More on what Soulful Brilliance means!
  • Why journaling is so important!
  •  The Power of Words!
  • Why Meg likes exclamation marks so much!
Meg :0)