Let It Go Coach

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This was the question I started asking myself a while back and continue to do so today. “How would my life be different if I learned to let go of things that have already let go of me?” I was legally married for 25 years. Ten years into it, I had a spiritual awakening and stopped drinking. God completely took the desire away from me. The marriage was okay for another five and then we told ourselves we would stay together for the children. Our parents did the same, but I refused. The children knew we were miserable and here I am. I let go of who had let me go.

I still do this today and by God’s grace I’ve gotten faster! The letting go process has been huge in helping me let go in all areas of my life. When I wake up filled with peace, I know I’m living a clean and healthy life. If I wake up feeling uneasy, God is trying to show me something I need to change, or warning me before a mild storm. The storms are a lot less intense than they once were. Either they are smaller or I have become stronger and more secure in who I am.

There are days when the handful of people I allow into my personal life, enjoy picking on me. They tell me I need to Let It Go Coach! That’s okay though. I know they love me and I get to fully love them. That is the beauty of Let It Go.

biopicBarb is a writer and Mom to her 15 year old daughter, Bailey. She has been an Entrepreneur for 25 years and has ran several successful businesses. She gave up that life to write and become a Let It Go Coach. Barb has experience, strength and hope to share, and wants others to enjoy their lives. She hosts a Virtual Workshop every other month. The sessions last 8 weeks and were instrumental in giving Barb the beautiful life she enjoys today. You may connect with her via email for more info. Letitgocoach@gmail.com

 

 

The Key to Happiness

A foundation of happiness. Rooted and grounded in pure joy. This took years to establish, but today it’s unshakable, thank you Jesus. I refuse to give anyone my joy. They need to find their own because mine is not for them. Mine.

keyOnce you have the feeling inside you of pure joy, it’s hard to give it up. It’s a feeling like no other! To be rooted in Christ and grounded in oneself, is quite an accomplishment. It’s a struggle to have one without the other. Then I would find myself out of balance from focusing on one more than the other.

People see me and think I’m always happy. That is not necessarily the case, but I choose not to dwell on the negative. God has allowed me to go through some storms and they have made me stronger and better. It takes a lot to upset me and it has to be baystanding front and center to snag my attention.

Letting Go has taught me just that. Look at it, ask some questions, if it’s not going to compliment my life then Let It Go! If it’s important it will come back at another time where it may have a place. Time always tells.

My daughter Bailey, at 15 is learning all this. She is learning it’s not all about her and she is not responsible for others people’s happiness. They have to have it in them first before it can flow onto others. The other day she said something to a friend that has been going through a rough spot. He said her comment made him mad, but we know, he was mad before she said it. Her words at the perfect moment unleashed it and boom!

She took this picture a little while later. Perfecting a joyful jump! Go girl.

 

Gate Closed

My daughter and I moved into our new home this week. We have a large metal gate at the opening of our driveway. While we were moving all our belongings into the house, the gate was always open. Once we finished, the man who built the house shut the gate. We drove up that night to a closed gate and it was the strangest feeling. Was it trying to keep us out? No. It was protecting what’s inside.

blogReflecting on this Easter Sunday, Christ went through massive suffering so we don’t have to. I stayed in suffering, for many years because I didn’t know any different. It’s a learned behavior. Sometimes life starts out hard and we learn it young. Other times, it’s a gradual ascent over time where we just end up there. However you got there doesn’t matter as much as knowing, you don’t have to stay there.

It’s up to us. Christ died so we could enjoy a beautiful life. The advice our parents drilled into us falls short now. Go to college, learn a skill and work hard the rest of your life doesn’t cut it. Your gift will take you farther than any job will.

I was fearful for about half a minute thinking about this move. The actual moving of items was work, but God had this house just sitting here empty, waiting on us. I don’t know why we’re here, or what’s ahead. My life was good where I was. God always has more in store and I was ready for more bettah.

Today, I am open to receiving all the goodness He has in store. No more fear or living a life of suffering. If you are ready to step out of your past, I’m hosting a Virtual Workshop in 2 weeks. Would love to have you join me! We can drive through that gate together and Let It Go.

No Worries

Growing up I saw my Mother and Grandmother worry about everything. Most of which, hadn’t even happened yet. I promised myself right then and there…I would not do that when I grow up. Still haven’t grown up, but I don’t worry!

I have not seen where worrying has ever solved a potential crisis. It takes a lot of energy to worry and will eventually effect your mind, body, health and quality of life. Harness that energy and put it toward your dream life. If something scary looking is on the horizon, it will either pass through or go away. Be grateful if it falls apart before it reaches you, and be grateful if it hits you like a storm. Storm’s pass and you will be stronger for standing firmly in it.

GodisupMy friends will tell you, I love to analyze. Getting to the root of everything is what I enjoy. Finding a balance between analyzing and trusting God is a delicate state for me. Over the years, I have learned to just let it go and trust God. He has my best interests at heart, so if I need to go through some stuff, He’s going to be my strong tower.

This builds faith and character. He wants us to trust and depend on Him for every little thing. If He can create the universe, I’m pretty sure he can handle whatever comes my way. It breaks my heart to see a woman’s face with permanent frown lines. It looks like she’s frowning even when she’s not. This tells me she has spent a lot of time worrying for her face to have those lines. A lot more time worrying than smiling for sure.

I would much rather smile. When you smile it makes you feel lighter and cheerful. Smile at someone and they will smile back at you. Smiles are contagious. If you must worry, turn that worry into prayer. Just keep laying it at God’s feet until you receive peace. All we have is today and this present moment. Don’t waste your time worrying about what’s going to happen. Face it when and if it gets here. Do the next right thing and make good choices through it. You will be better and stronger on the other side.

 

 

A Better Way To Live~Day 13

I sure am grateful to wake up sober each morning. After 16 years, I still recall that sick, hung over feeling of my drinking days. Yes, just to wake up and be sober is a great start to my day.

Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail.

giftMy morning sets the tone for the day. Thanking God for my day is how I begin. Each day we are given, is a fresh start, a new beginning. We have the opportunity to finish a project started the day before, like painting a room, but we don’t bring that day with us.

Everything that happened yesterday, is in the past. It’s gone, so let it go. Focus on today, and the ‘right now’, and allow the gift of the present to flow into your life. We cannot see what’s in front of us, if we’re looking behind us. Let it go, and make room for what God has in store for you today. Today is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present. It’s your job to open it.