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Authenticity at its Finest

Being authentic is something that doesn’t come easily, especially in the society we live in. The society that bombards us with psychological programming everywhere we turn; what’s considered beautiful, what’s socially acceptable, what’s “real”. In this society being authentic looks like lots of things some of us experience; things like, blood relatives praising your journey in your face and then talking about you behind you’re back, people telling you you’re brave while they gossip and laugh at you the minute you leave and it can look like people questioning you’re every motive, plan and thought out of their own personal fears and shortcomings.

Authenticity, to me, is being able to have a vision and set a plan, while also being comfortable knowing and saying “I don’t have all the answers.” Only a fool would claim to know everything about everything and I learned young that I didn’t want to be or look like a fool to anyone, especially not myself. Authenticity, in my eyes, is also being able to plow through all the negative talk, disrespectful relatives, hateful & unhappy people and still hold the vision. Sometimes holding onto the vision you have and what’s in your heart can be the loneliest stance you take because everyone isn’t on your frequency and that’s ok, that’s how the world maintains its balance. That space is also where we develop personal strength to endure the journey that was meant uniquely for us and no one else.

I have loads and loads of respect for people who aren’t afraid to tell me the truth, who don’t omit information when they’re talking to me, who have the nerve to come to me and tell me something I did or said rubbed them the wrong way because that’s the only way for me to grow and learn from that connection or interaction. So many times relationships fail or fall apart because people are too afraid to be authentic with themselves. So how can we really expect people to be authentic with us when they’re being fake with themselves? That’s unrealistic!! It’s also unrealistic to live your life not being authentic then expect and demand people be authentic with you… We get what we give from this life.

Recently my most authentic moment was realizing that I put someone I love in the position to be hurt by the same people that have hurt him over and over again since he was a child, due to my own narrow beliefs. Like many of us, I was raised to put “family first” and nothing came above family. So when I met my husband in 2010 and he told me he didn’t associate with his family anymore because of some negative situations that constantly put him in bad positions my ignorance of his experiences caused me to push and push and push. I’ve pushed for 7 years for him to keep trying, keep reaching out, keep spending time with them. People are human, I get that. But after our families both told us we would fail in Colorado and we didn’t, I thought that the next big move we made would be met with a more positive energy.

This is where I’d love to bring in being honest with yourself about who people show themselves to be. People really can’t help but be who they are. So when you see someone valuing things you don’t value, that’s a huge clue that they’re not on your frequency or vibration.

Trust what people show you over what they tell you!

After our move from Colorado to New Mexico was almost complete we decided to tell our families that we sold our house and took the money to buy the property we’ve been wanting since we left California. My husband’s family told us so many positive things and how great of a job we were doing. Next thing I know we’re getting calls from other family members telling us not to be discouraged, don’t listen to what people say, and, the famous, “so and so said you’re stupid for making that move.” Why did I expect anything different? How can people change while sitting there telling you they want the same things they wanted when they were in high school? That was dumb on my part to see no efforts in self work, loving themselves and their son more than they showed us before. And the end of it all, the person that hurt was the person I’ve loved through lifetimes.

The moral of the story is, believe people when you catch them not being authentic and be authentic enough to call a spade a spade when you see it.

-IxChel-

 

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Divine Timing in Chaos, Flowing

Since Daniel and I met in 2010 we’ve come face to face with some pretty heavy shifts, changes, obstacles and lessons. We learned soon in our journey that we felt like we were pushing and pushing and pushing for things to happen and nothing would flourish. When we first felt the energy we were in California and we shifted completely out of the state, to a state where we had no friends or family. I fought it at first, I won’t lie. Then Spirit started hitting me with obvious signs. Colorado license plates everywhere, Colorado on the radio, Colorado on TV, Colorado in the movies we watched… It was crazy!

Fast forward to 2016. We started noticing the same energy. People and businesses we tried to collaborate with wouldn’t support us, wouldn’t share posts, buy products or be a beneficial partner in events and collaboration efforts. One day it all hit me. I stepped back out of frustration and got still and silent. I asked myself, “When was the last time you experienced something like this?” The answer was loud and clear, CALI. That was the exact moment I accepted the call to this 3rd life shift.

Most people don’t take the time to know that we chose Colorado for several reasons, not just marijuana legalization. We’ve always wanted a family, we knew we needed to heal, we knew we needed healthy space from our families and we knew we both loved nature. The day that marijuana was recreationally legalized came about a year after we had privately made the decision to migrate to Colorado and about a month after we announced it to our parents. When we read the news that recreational passed, we were already in Colorado headed to Estes Park to scope out areas of the state we were most drawn to.

Like many shifts in life we planned our little hearts out and most of it fell through. We counted on money from different places coming in at certain times, that fell through. I planned on getting a job as soon as we got here, that fell through. We planned on getting land in the mountains, that fell through. And there are times in life when you think

“Shit! I’m so sick and tired of everything I’m planning falling through!”

We’ve been there before too. The beautiful part about plans that fall through and feeling like our world is crashing down on us is the aftermath.

It’s hardly felt like divine timing when our plans have fallen through until this year. 2017 has had a ton of major lessons and epiphany’s for us and it’s only April! But the one thing we can say is that all the failed attempts opened the way for new energy, new messages and clarification of our soul purpose to come through! We’ve got some major shifts in the works for Zion Glory as a business, family and community that we’re bursting at the seems to tell you about!

Check out our most recent live video webinar, The Shift and Flow, to get some of the bread crumbs we’re dropping about our upcoming shifts and how we’ve learned to flow with plans falling through to allow our soul purpose to take foundation!

Life Shifts, Memories & Movement

I think everyone has a favorite update on at least one of their most used social apps. For me, it’s the “On This Day” timeline on Facebook. I love being able to scroll through all of the posts from the same day for the years prior that I’ve had Facebook and see what I was going through, what has changed, have I grown, have I stayed the same, do I have a different perspective. It’s more of a self check for my growth.

Then there’s days like today when I see pictures of my husband and I; 5 years ago we were publishing our Engagement Photos just a few days before we were scheduled to get married. I’ve been recollecting on that time. Only us and our 2 witnesses knew that we were getting married in a couple days because we got so fed up with all the drama that comes with planning a “traditional” wedding. 5 years ago, we were already feeling that particular tradition wasn’t for us, we didn’t feel like the plans were anything close to what we wanted. We just weren’t feeling it. It was almost like the excitement and love we had for each other was being drained by those around us who wanted THEIR vision of OUR marriage to be priority. So we decided to get married without telling anyone.

It was liberating. It was also tough to hear and see people not happy for us because we chose to do our own thing that resonated with us. But it was liberating because it was our first BIG decision as a solid unit and we knew that the first big decision we made needed to be in our best interest and something we both wanted in order to have a solid foundation in our relationship. Over the last 5 years we’ve built and added to that foundation by doing what ultimately always works for us but also by being well rounded. By that I mean, we still feel out other people’s opinions and ask for feedback before we decide on what we’re going to do.

I can see by looking back at our “On This Day” on Facebook that our lives have been so beautiful with the way we’ve decided to walk them. And just like 5 years ago we’re working on a big shift that most people would try to talk us out of with projections of fear and insecurity. It feels amazing to not have space to receive any of that, discuss it amongst ourselves and be like…

“YUP! This is what we’re going to do! DONE!

Sky Is The Limit? That’s It?!

How many times growing up did you hear a parent or teacher say, “What do you want to be when you grow up? Sky’s the limit!” like it was big enough to hold your dreams? I’m a firm believer in no limits besides the ones you set for yourself. I hear that now and think

“Wow. The sky used to seem so big. Now it seems too small for that purpose!”

Over the past 5 years I’ve grown in ways I never imaged. I’ve realized things about my past, memories and feelings that I didn’t understand until I was where I’m at, spiritually, now. When I started writing this today I had a picture of the Universe that I wanted to share and I planned on making a point to say that the Universe is the limit. During my spiritual growth spurt I’ve learned to pay attention to the words I’m using and “limit” carries an energy that has held me back.

The definition of “limit” is (1) a point or level beyond which something does not or may not extend or pass (2) a restriction on the size or the amount of something permissible or possible. My message I leave you with today is…

YOU ARE INFINITE!!

December Duty: YOUR Skin is Calling!

Now we’ve talked about not allowing your self care to fall off during the holiday season and we want you to know we mean it. We also want you to know that we care about your wellness.

Self care can come in so many forms and fashions that it would be foolish of us to say “This is the only and best way to take or yourself.” But what we can say is that this is exactly for who it is reaching. If you’ve found yourself opening this blog or scrolling past another discount from our shop and that bothers you… Do something about it. We know that every business and store has been bombarding you with Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday discounts. Zion Glory remains consistent. We don’t wait for these days to offer you discounts or an opportunity to get a FREE Lip Love Membership. We’ve been doing this for MONTHS, consistently. Because this is what we want you to expect of us.

Expect that we’re going to keep reminding you to take care of yourself and love yourself first. Expect that we’re going to keep offering discounts on a monthly basis. Expect that the root of our intentions is always to put natural healing and ancient remedies in your homes. Expect that, without knowing you personally, we love you enough to put love, purity, and light into every product and service listed on the store. And hold us to those expectations!


SO WHAT’S YOUR PART?

Remember. Remember that you have this silent support team. Remember that all of our products have several uses and some pain or discomfort you’re experiencing, we likely have a remedy for. Remember that JUST LIKE YOU, we have goals and dreams. And JUST LIKE YOU, we need the support of our communities to make those things happen.

One last thing to remember. We walk the walk.


IN HONOR OF…

In honor of showing support to other business owners, supporting someone else’s goals and dreams, in honor of collaborations and community support… We’re featuring Tashia, a fellow entrepreneur, herbalist, writer and artist. We met Tashia virtually about a year ago and have had the opportunity to experience her intoxicating and grounding candle magic!

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Tashia is the owner of the blog, Earth, Wind and Curls. A completely accurate and flowing description of her energy and beauty! As a fellow writer, I enjoy her use of words and how they so accurately reflect her energy! Just like us, there are so many layers to her and her blog! AND… December is her birth month!! So help me in showing her blog some love, light and support by visiting, sharing and supporting her business, Earth, Wind and Finds. You’ll find that her products are gorgeous but they’re much more powerful than they are pretty; which is a high bar to surpass!

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The featured image of this blog is one of our products next to this exclusive Enlightened Ones: Golden Lotus Votive Set with an intuited candle blend just for our home and family! Now think about this. We live in Colorado, this goddess is in Maryland; she was still able to tap into the fact that Zion Glory’s owners needed grounding so she crafted our candle order to what we needed! And to make you’re shopping just a little sweeter this month:

For the ENTIRE month of December we’re giving you 30% OFF anything in the Zion Glory store! This level of a discount is something we only offer to our Affiliate so be sure to take advantage and stock up on your skin care and healing supplies before December 31st when the offer expires. You can use code DECDUTY at checkout!

Fear Doesn’t Serve You

For a long time I blamed my shell and the walls I put up around myself on my insecurity but as I move out of that space it’s revealing to me another area that I still need to address; fear. The good thing about being willing to do the work to tap into your higher self is that you discover different layers of yourself. Not all end up being something that need to be worked on but the layers that need work are the most rewarding for me.

I used to despise rough patches or “tough times” but without them I’d be the same person I was when I was 18 and I don’t want to be that person forever. When I was that age I was still coming out of expecting everything to come to me easily and without any self work. Self work can be uncomfortable, no one likes their not so great parts pointed out for the world to see! Right?

Something about working through the parts of me that need refining is looking back at the storm after I’ve gone through it. The first thing that pops into my head is “Ehh… It wasn’t that bad!”

I know there’s so many people who are fighting themselves right now and I wanted to let you know that I support the unknown.

Only be venturing into the unknown are we able to discover parts of ourselves that have only resided in our darkness.

Bring that fear to light and handle it! Take hold of your dreams, your destiny and your desires! Our time is now!