The importance of words. . Do you have an inner dialogue running constantly through your brain? What kinds of things does it say to you? How is it interpreting the world around you? How does it affect your mood and emotions? . I have been working to transform my inner dialogue for many years now. I've learned to quiet it. I've learned to transform it when it starts going in a direction that doesn't serve me. I've learned to harness the power of my inner dialogue for growth. . Lately I've been playing with the specific words themselves. . I've started using a technique called muscle testing to determine whether the words and phrases I'm using strengthen me or weaken me. It's been a bit surprising and eye-opening to find that some of the words I've been using repetitively are actually weakening me. . But, with knowledge comes power and now I am able to test the words I am using in the moment and tweak them so they strengthen me. . For example, the phrases "I want" or "I need" both weaken me, but the phrase "I desire" is strengthening. They're all very similar but energetically the third phrase is more likely to help me align to and move in the direction of the things I would like to see come into my life. (and yes, I did test "would like" and it is strong). . xLesleyx . If you'd like to learn more about this I'll be going into more detail about it in my workshop on Friday, #TheSacredEverday .
Sacred = Connected Sacred = Aligned 💗More embodied 🌿More connected to the world around me ☄️More connected to the flow of ease and simplicity 💫More connected to what I desire #TheSacredEveryday is finding and consciously maintaining that connection everyday, throughout the day so that it becomes a way of life. xLesleyx ❤️🌎 RE: #TheSacredEveryday Workshop🌏❤️ 👣Bringing More Intention Into Your Daily Life☀️ ❤️Aligning with your Rhythm❤️🌿❤️ Aligning with Nature❤️ 🧘♀️ End the incessant chatter in your brain 🙋🏻♀️ Use language that strengthens you 🤸🏻♀️💃🏻Tap Into Universal Intelligence and Allow your own Wisdom to step forward 🦋 Create Touchpoints throughout Your Day to stay in a Mindful State of Awareness 🌟 Allow emotions to pass through you with Ease 💫The more you live life in these intentional moments the more On Purpose you become💫 Details: 👉Live Workshop Friday 1/11/19, 4 - 5:30pm MST 👉Workbook Included 👉http://bit.ly/SacredEveryday 👉Investment: $17 #NaturalMamaMovement Members pick up your special discount link in the group
Goodbye 2018. . Yes, we still had our challenges but you were one of the more relaxed years in recent history. . I feel like some of my bigger challenges were finally released this year, of course to get to the stage of releasing they have to come up to the surface to be fully processed and let go. . I've heard 2018 was the end of a 7 year energetic planetary cycle of clearing and I feel like that rings pretty true for me. . I let go of a lot this year. In fact, letting go has been a major theme of the last few years. I feel like I have now let go of enough and created enough space to truly bring in what I want. . In 2018 we got to spend more time together as a family than we ever have. . In 2018 I made my first money online, wrote my first e-book, created my first course, led my first live sister circles and created the #NaturalMamaMovement Membership that I first conceived of in 2015. . In 2018 I have connected more fully with the energy work that so fascinates me and have learned to connect energetically with others with results that I find fascinating. . In 2018 we spent more time in nature than we did for many years combined, hiking and gold prospecting in the desert. We've found not only gold, but garnets, turquoise, jasper, magnetite, fire agates, chalcedony and more. We've star gazed on a nightly basis under these dark sky's learning many of the constellations, stars and planets and developing a greater understanding of how they move in space. . In 2018 I've come to understand deeply how collaboration helps everyone grow while competition can leave you feeling empty and less than. . 2018 feels almost like a gap year between what was and what will be. There were a lot of new foundations laid this year and I look forward to seeing what they bring now that I have fully #CreatedTheSpace . . Wishing you the Happiest of New Years! . xLesleyx . I still have space available to work with you 1:1 in the New Year to help you create space for the life you've dreamed of. I probably won't be talking about it much more for awhile as I'm moving into my next launches! Message me if you have any questions😉
Happy New Year . May 2019 bring you all you’ve hoped for💖💖💖
If you've known me very long you know I talk a lot about minimalism. If you've known me even longer you know I used to have way too much stuff. Minimalism was never the goal for me. I began working in the direction of minimalism simply because I was trying to create space in my life to do the things I really wanted to do. I realized that the things that were holding me back the most from everything I wanted were me and my stuff. I let go of the stuff, slowly at first and then in a big chunk. I've worked on myself continuously over the years. I continue to reach new layers and depths with both. They are both lifelong activities that have become a part of my way of life. #CreatingSpace to expand into a dream requires the outer and the inner work. xLesleyx If you're ready to create space for your dream, let's chat. I've learned a lot. I've traveled the road. And I'd love to hold your hand while you create space for your own dream. Message me for details 😉
If you've known me very long you know I talk a lot about minimalism. . If you've known me even longer you know I used to have way too much stuff. . Minimalism was never the goal for me. I began working in the direction of minimalism simply because I was trying to create space in my life to do the things I really wanted to do. . I realized that the things that were holding me back the most from everything I wanted were me and my stuff. . I let go of the stuff, slowly at first and then in a big chunk. I've worked on myself continuously over the years. I continue to reach new layers and depths with both. They are both lifelong activities that have become a part of my way of life. . #CreatingSpace to expand into a dream requires the outer and the inner work. . xLesleyx . If you're ready to create space for your dream, let's chat. I've learned a lot. I've traveled the road. And I'd love to hold your hand while you create space for your own dream.
What's ahead in 2019... . This is something I have been thinking about a lot lately. A lot of the end of 2018 was getting old projects created. I still have some old projects I'll be finishing up in 2019. . - We're going to illustrate and print The Grandmother Tree as a kids meditation book (there will be a course to go with that one too!) - I have plans for a course called Move Me Into Being - the very first course idea I had back in 2015, all about balancing body, mind, heart and spirit - I will be co-creating some courses with my girls including an Eco-Kids Fashion course for moms and daughters that we've had in our heads for months now - I hope to be collaborating with a friend on a food sensitivity course sometime this summer, that I started developing a couple of years ago. . And I have lots of ideas for new stuff too! - courses - a podcast - upping my YouTube game - booklets - and more . I'm still getting the hang of creating. I'm hoping to upgrade my phone soon for quicker and better quality content. . We're also planning some time this year in the Pacific Northwest which will make for some amazing pictures and videos!!! . We spent a lot of time over the last few years progressively clearing and creating more and more space so that we could be doing this right now. . This is a huge part of why we downsized. This is why I let so many things go. . xLesleyx . If you're interested in a helping hand to create space for the things you want to bring into your life, I can help you out. . Check out the details below for my new 1:1 program #CreatingSpace . I'm not sure how long I'll have it open, at least until the beginning of the year. . Message me for details.
This Life didn’t just happen, we consciously created it. . We didn’t just fall into it, although when we decided what we wanted and created the space for it things did begin to fall together. . We had to let go of a lot of things to create this life we wanted. This dream needed a space to grow into. . This dream couldn’t have become our reality unless and until we created the space. . If you have a dream that is still out there waiting, take a look at your life. Will that dream fit into your life? Are you giving it space to grow? . If you need some hand holding on the journey I have a special 1:1 offer available right now. #CreatingSpace : 6 week’s of mentorship and energy work to help you create space for the dream you’re desiring. Message me for details 💖
Happy 12:12! So many ideas falling in for the coming year, so many things coming together. I feel like we've been in transition for the last couple of years, probably a bit of healing from the trauma of a natural disaster and other little disasters, from the stress of downsizing and from readjusting to living life in a new, tiny way. I feel like we've made it to the other side, the other side of what I don't know, but into a new phase. I remember looking forward to 2016 just to be done with 2015, but this year is different. I'm really looking forward to 2019 for what it will bring. I'm really looking forward to making the most of this year💗 xLesleyx Stay tuned to see what we've got planned!
#adventchallenge Day 11 Adorn yourself. Today I put on my favorite long cardigan, the one I wear almost everyday, a touch of lipstick and a fun hat to go on my walk and do my daily livestreams. I’ve noticed a tiny bit of color on my lips makes me feel so much prettier and more confident. No selfies on my terrible phone camera but thought I would post my daughter adorned with her favorite things 🦎😂💗
“What’re you lookin’ at?” 😂 I love seeing cattle roaming around in the desert 🌵. We always stop, we usually take pictures and we often “moo”!!! 😂🤣🤪
I’m scrolling through Instagram seeing so many beautiful places!😍 . Each time I think “I must go there, I must see that through my own eyes.” . I thought I’d go ahead and throw my own photo up to remind me what’s outside my door right now. . I love where we are! It’s beautiful! . I’m also excited to see pretty much everything I haven’t seen yet and to see some places again. . One of the things I love about our nomadic lifestyle is that these feelings no longer cause me stress. I don’t feel stuck in one place, drowning in stuff. . Instead I feel like we’ve got the rest of our lives. We’ll get there💖. We’re seeing this place right now!
#adventchallenge Day 9 A touch of Christmas Magic in the air ❄️ Some desert Christmas ornaments 😂. Can you see the stars in the middles ✨??? Today we made a little batch of grain free Christmas cookies for my grain free little lady💗. See the cookie making in my stories today 💖 . @theselflovesummit @iammelwells
Ive been #seekingsimplicity for a few years now. It’s been a continual process of release. Releasing stuff...a lot of it! Releasing expectations. Releasing limitations. Releasing self-consciousness. Releasing limiting beliefs. Releasing trapped emotions. Releasing doubt and worry. . I find the more I release, the more I gain. More family time. More love. More experiences. More nature. More confidence. More peace of mind. More self-love. More creativity. . Just imagine...by letting go you could find everything you wanted💗
#adventchallenge Day 8 Make a move towards your dream💗 We focus a lot on our dreams. We’ve taken a lot of action to move toward them. A couple of years ago we downsized by 90% to move into an rv and slow travel the US....and eventually the world. That was a huge dream and here I sit in the middle of it💖🤗💖💫💕 The dream I’m most focused on right now is earning income from online products, courses and coaching to more than cover our lifestyle while still being home with my kids everyday! To do work that fills me up, work I want to do and work that helps other people create positive change in their own lives! A big ripple of positivity 💫 This picture is us blending life with soul work. We took the dog for a walk and the kids played while I did videos for my groups and courses. Then we played a bit and got fun pics like this💖. Win. Win. Win✨ . @theselflovesummit @iammelwells
Simply existing is inheritanly wasteful. We have whole fields created around it, like archaeology. We love to find ancient pieces of pottery or arrowheads. We go to museums to look at the waste left-behind by our ancestors. We consider it precious. It's certainly interesting and informative. A civilizations waste tells the story of how it lived. Some civilizations we don't have many stories from. Some we have to guess at based on what they left behind. But, what we're leaving behind is very different from what they left behind even 100 years ago. Can you imagine what they'll think of us in the future. How could they have let themselves trash the planet? How could they not have realized how important it was? How could they have sickened themselves like that? How could they have done that to us? Health is the natural order of things and the reason we're not healthier is because we've gotten out of the natural order of things. We didn't even realize it was happening. The world has changed a lot in just a short amount of time and if we know anything it's that the speed with which we advance technologically is going to continue to speed up which kind of makes time seem to speed up. Last night we watched a movie that didn't seem very old. It was from 2010. But, there was a scene where they needed to remember lyrics to a song and they couldn't, so they ran around trying to find someone who knew the lyrics to the song. And I was like "why don't they just look it up?" And then I realized they were all using flip phones and they couldn't look it up. What a different world we live in now! It's pretty incredible really. I am a huge fan of technology. But, I also like the real world. And I love seeing all different types of nature, the more the better. But what we're doing is destroying nature piece by piece. We didn't see it happening for awhile, but it's gotten glaringly obvious, especially because of our advanced technology. So, the idea of zero-waste is as a concept really important! We’ll be doing a deep dive into it in my #naturalmama movement membership in 2019. Your first month is $1. Link in the bio😉