Where are you running? 10 great insights about life thanks to #ChristineSinger

Where are you running? Don't you know that the universe lies inside you? 10 great insights about life thanks to #ChristineSinger

I cannot believe that the great books by author Christine Singer are not translated yet into English.

However, I am sharing 10 fantastic insights from one of her #books anyway.

The French title is Où cours-tu ? Ne sais-tu pas que le ciel est en toi ? which could be translated as Where are you running? Don’t you know that the #universe lies inside you?

1. Start your thing and jump

Christine Singer words are an invitation to carry out the projects which resonate deeply in us, even if they seem crazy to others.

If we carry on long enough, they will not seem so foolish anymore. The secret is perseverance.

Writing The Knot in the Spiral or going to live in Tunisia with the children by leaving Paris seemed crazy.

However, these two beautiful endeavors have been created step by step, like any project.

Moreover, we are invited to let go of other people’s judgement.

Each one of us has his own way to evaluate craziness or reasonable.

When one person sees crazy, another one can see reason. Especially if we shift our perspective.

Thus, going to live in Tunisia, Africa allowed me to fulfill my dreams and even more, while taking care of my health and my children.

Go towards your dreams step by step my friend my sister.

2. No regrets over heartbreak

Christine Singer brings me so much comfort when she writes that the only thing that matters in the end is to have loved.

Even if I loved unavailable men, even if the beautiful love story never happened int he end, I did love.

May we let go of regrets my friend my sister. A heartbreak is better than a constricted heart.

3. Knowing where we are running towards

One positive side effect of meditation lies in the pure silence, or the taste of eternity that we offers our body and our soul.

We could then ask ourselves towards what we are rushing.

Our life could be altered by these simple words: Where are you running like that?

Sometimes it is wise to take a break and look around where we are. Sometimes is it worth listening to the silence, so that our little voice inside can be heard at last.

This life, this game, this movie and this adventure: why?

One night, around 11 pm, I asked myself if it was worth editing yet another contract, as my eyes were hurting like crazy.

I asked myself if rushing around all day was truly the best thing to be a good mother to my children.

What about you my friend my sister? Where are you running?

4. Permission to fail

We feel like creating something new then we take action steps.

Then, bam, something goes wrong or we made a mistake. However, falling or making a mistake shall not mean that the adventure reached the end. It is possible to choose another path.

Christine Singer softly reminds us that even feeling lost is part of being on a path.

May we let go of perfection because nobody expects perfection from us, only stepping closer to the light with each step.

5. Opening our mind

Christine Singer writes that religions as well as quantum physics taught us that one part of the universe lies inside the person who observes the universe.

Not only are we far more powerful than we imagine to modify our circumstances, but the very way to evaluate our current life can change it.

Is it an invitation for cultivating gratitude? What do you think my friend my sister?

6. Responsibility and interdependence

The environment is one way of demonstrating the interconnectedness between humans. If I mindlessly throw away a plastic bottle, someone else can see it on a beach in another country, as if the state of planet earth depended upon each one of us.

A strong invisible link ties us together through responsibility. Christine Singer sadly describes that we humans have not realized yet how interconnected we are.

I cannot pretend child labor does not exist when I buy a cheap plastic object.

I am moved when I read Christine Singer writing that the judge inside her of her sisters and brothers is dead. So you are me and I am you, and all this time I had the false belief that we are separate.

I have not found yet the solution and am not perfect, but I am responsible for my actions and their consequences on my fellow humans.

7. Inviting change into our life

In the past, I wanted to control and plan everything. I was desperate when something did not go the way it was supposed to.

Today I keep in mind how the river gracefully flows, moves and changes.

I welcome change like a soft wind. Refusing to allow for flexibility can hurt. Swimming with the stream is much easier.

Christine Singer describes life as a never-ending update, a permanent change which gets rid of everything that tries to keep things stuck on one way.

Moreover, if change comes from the outside, we can also initiate it in our life.

We are never really stuck in some uncomfortable situation. Renewal is not out of reach. It is as if we were locked into a prison, but from the inside the lock can be open.

8. For humility in listening to others

We never know. Each action we choose can open or close a door. Each word uttered by a stranger can change our life.

I learned so much from people who were very different from I am, much younger than me or with far more or far less diplomas than I have.

Keeping a curious ear can open us the door to the extraordinary.

Whenever we listen to our heart and our intuition, whenever we take in the words of another fellow human without getting attached to his/her look, then the invisible can magically be revealed to us.

We all belong to one big family. Each one of us has a treasure inside. Every human being can teach us something. This is where lies true humility.

9. In celebration of the divine feminine

Since I live in Tunisia, I am grateful that I am not walking in subway corridors surrounded by women body parts anymore.

Christine Singer describes how these gorgeous women become insignificant advertisement support.

I love the grace and the exquisite beauty of the feminine body. I love when the divine feminine is honored and celebrated, not used as an object.

My wish for women and girls is that they are proud of their beautiful body, not that they compare themselves to the false photoshopped faces of advertisement.

10. For a peaceful ascension

I am vegan, but I have nothing bad to say to meat eaters. Who am I to judge? One part of this big family we all belong to, nothing less and nothing more.

Judging others shall not help the world to bask in light. When we fix our gaze for too long on the thing we want to fight against, we become this thing (Mircea Eliade). May we also take care not to impose our version of goodness to others who may have a different one.

Perhaps one way would be to adopt a behavior similar to the parent in positive education of children?

I do not wat to judge nor to preach, but I want to embody the values which are close to my heart.

I do not want to combat or claim, but shine light on the possibility of choosing another path.

Christine Singer writes that we complain about the poor quality of our food or the air around us, while such anger creates even more poison into our body.

Therefore, may we focus instead of opening our mind. May we strive to work for a better world by creating it ourselves, step by step.

I feel that sharing our experience together is a good way to start helping each other my friend my sister.

 

Happy or review of a #book about #emotions for #children

Happy or review of a #book about #emotions for #children

I stumbled upon this magnificent colorful book: Happy.

The title is Happy and it is such a fantastic clever support to initiate a conversation with our kids about how they feel.

Read Happy by Mies Van Hout if you have little ones.

Talking about emotions, I also loved the children movie Inside Out:

Review of The Empowered Woman A Holistic Guide to Understanding Your Hormones #TheEmpoweredWoman by Kate Magic

Review of The Empowered Woman A Holistic Guide to Understanding Your Hormones #TheEmpoweredWoman by Kate Magic

The Empowered Woman is a book I did not want to finish reading because I loved it like a delicious dish.

The sub-title is “A Holistic Guide to Understanding Your Hormones“. Had it not have been written by Kate Magic, who I admire so much, I would not have picked up this book because I am not particularly interested in hormones.

However, Kate Magic makes learning about hormones fun and interesting. Thanks to the book The Empowered Woman, I expanded my knowledge so much about what the feminine and masculine hormones are and how they interact with each other all the time.

Please find below 10 reasons why I adore Kate Magic’ new book.

1. The end of the patriarchy

The book The Empowered Woman came as a confirmation of a key idea of a French book called “Patriarcat : fin de partie” by Chantal Revault d’Allonnes.

We are entering a new age, not where we reject men but where we integrate in a harmonious way the divine masculine with the divine feminine.

2. Inside and outside

Kate Magic writes: “Empowerment is knowing that everything that happens in your life is ultimately a reflection of your inner state“.

Enough said. May we carry on working on ourselves to get the life we deserve.

3. Socrates again

Again and again in my recent readings, I come across the famous injunction from Socrates: “Know thyself“.

Kate Magic reminds us that knowing ourselves first is also the greatest gift, from ourselves to ourselves.

Today I do not feel like pleasing people around me anymore, but discovering who I really am.

4. Of the importance of food

Before transitioning slowly from a standard diet to a raw vegan lifestyle, I was absolutely not aware of the direct connection between what we eat and our state of mind.

Today it would be impossible for me to eat an animal for instance. I would not want to make her pain and suffering mine by eating it.

Our personal power also lies in the food we chose to eat (or not).

5. Epigenetics?

I discovered epigenetics a few years ago. It is a new way of looking at genes. In her book The Empowered Woman, Kate Magic invites us to free ourselves from the weight of our genetic past.

Our genes can be modified if we chose a healthier lifestyle. It starts by changing our habits.

We can become freer and create our life.

6. Habits or choices?

Changing our life starts with changing our habits. Instead of going through the motion like a robot, I can choose to ask myself: “Why am I doing this all the time?“.

Changing our habits also means introducing new ones. When I made the decision to practice yoga 5 minutes every day, I was far from imagining that one day I would do at least 30 minutes of yoga so easily.

A conscious habit becomes a choice and can lead us very far.

7. Stress no more baby

Being an empowered woman is being aware that stress is the worst.

No amount of good nutrition and regular exercise can help if we are stressed out. Most stress comes from a bad attitude towards ourselves. On the contrary, practicing self-care lowers our cortisol levels. As women, we are more likely to feel it because the whole society is organized in a linear and detrimental way for us, in opposition to our feminine nature, which is cyclical, intuitive and thrives on collaboration.

I learned it the hard way. I was raw vegan and practicing yoga every day, but working like crazy in a law firm. I simply burned out. Before changing my life.

I moved from France to Tunisia to lower my exposure to daily stress.

If you current situation is poisoned by stress, please know you are not alone. In her book, Kate Magic shares how she almost went into a nervous breakdown more than once.

8. Boundaries and disappointing people

The Empowered Woman is yet another invitation to set boundaries for ourselves. It starts by saying no more often.

By saying no to others we say yes to ourselves.

Learning to disappoint people and feel alright was one of my biggest lessons. I share about it in my book The Knot in the Spiral.

9. The bliss principle

Kate Magic reminds us in her book that we are meant to experience bliss in our life. We are worth it no matter what.

Following our bliss puts us in a good spiral of getting more joy and happiness. You know I love positive spirals 😉

10. Of potential and leave or our relationships with men

The most common error women make is to only see in a man the potential he holds. Loving a man is not changing him nor helping him to become different from what he is now.

Knowing how to walk away is one key of our personal power.

Lastly, a man’s role is not to make us happy. Being empowered and willing to share our happiness is much more gratifying for both people involved.

10 reasons to read Conscious uncoupling by Katherine Woodward Thomas #greatbook

10 reasons to read Counscious uncoupling by Katherine Woodward Thomas #greatbook

1. Conscious uncoupling is a real treat for personal development lovers, even if we are not currently breaking up with a partner.

2. Katherine Woodward Thomas’ book about parting ways in a loving manner is full of practical and useful tips.

For instance, I love her advice as regard to feeling overwhelmed by a separation.

Sometimes, having a broken heart means we behave in an irrational and erratic way.

What is the solution to come back to our wise and usual self? By identifying our emotions.

Giving a name to the feelings which overwhelm us brings awareness. This is the first step to center ourselves again.

3. Concious uncoupling also means searching inside of ourselves for the original core wound.

What happened in the past that hurt us so much that we are reliving that event again and again everytime we experience a break-up?

Again, by identifying the buried trauma, we can let it go, free ourselves from it and grow happier and healthier.

4. What if repeating a smart mantra could help coming out of the intense sadness brought by the loss of a partner?

A mantra is a kind of intelligent alchemy. It has the power to transform our inner state.

Repeating a mantra means we connect with our adult self, the one who is resourceful and wise.

A positive mantra brings good vibes into our life. It supports a healthy intention. It allows us to stop acting like the terrified child who is inside us and is so frightened that she makes us act in a crazy way. We can reassure this child with a soothing mantra.

My favorite mantra at the moment is: “I have everything I need and more”.

5. A concious breakup means we take back our personal power instead of blaming and criticizing our ex.

Instead of taking on the victim role, we have the power to choose differently. We can look for the mistakes we made in the relationship. We can grow from there, promising not to repeat them in the future.

If we are able to identify where we misjudged situations, we can build a healthier relationship the next time.

In my book, The Knot in the Spiral, I share how I deeply loved a man for 13 years. The question for me would be: “Why did I choose to fall in love with a man who was unavailable and for such a long period of time?

6. To forgive ourselves is part of the process of positive uncoupling and freedom. May we forgive ourselves first, before forgiving our ex.

I make a concious effort to forgive myself for having misused positive thinking, hoping the abuser would change and minimizing the abuse by focusing on the good sides of my existence (like having hot water at the tap).

7. Concious uncoupling is a book which invites us to honor the time spent with our ex.

The aim is not to make the past better-looking than it was nor to stay in the past.

On the contrary, honoring the time spent together and the good times, despite the bad ones, is the key to close this chapter of our life with dignity and intelligence.

Each of us is then free and lighter to create a brighter future.

8. Acting with love when breaking up from someone does not mean that abuse is not a reality. If this is the case, the goal to keep in mind is to ensure safety first.

I wish that all this positive thinking applied to divorce is not another way for manipulative people to keep their victim under control. I described in my book The Knot in the Spiral how talented actors they are.

9. What is true love? What is the purest form of love? Why did Aristotle put friendship above erotic love? Who is this man who I called an “angel” in my book The Knot in the Spiral?

Pure love means wishing the other person all the happiness in the world. Without expecting anything in return. What if we could separate from someone wishing them so much happiness that we accept it if we are not part of their future life?

If we are the one being left, I believe such pure good wishes can support healing our broken heart.

10. Concious uncoupling is a book to make us grow in wisdom, but also in abundance.

May we not be fooled by long-lasting, costly and uncertain legal proceedings. We have the power to leave a relationship without such drama.

3 reasons to read The #Emotion Code to remove trapped emotions

3 reasons to read The #Emotion Code to remove trapped emotions

I really enjoyed reading The Emotion Code by Dr. Bradley Nelson and this is why.

1. The reason

Trapped emotions come from unresolved traumas. It happens to nearly all of us.

2. The method

Using muscle testing, the trapped emotion will be identified first.

Then, it will be released using a magnet.

The book The Emotion Code describes such a technique in detail.

3. The way of living to avoid trapped emotions

We choose our emotions, positive or negative.

The three keys to a healthy emotional life are forgiveness, charity and integrity.

A new video will be released soon once I have tested the method on the children and me.

Meanwhile, enjoy the great interview of the author of The Emotion Code by Inspire Nation “DR BRADLEY NELSON: Best Interview on EMOTION CODE Technique, Removing Heart Walls & Muscle Testing“.

Book review about #minimalism getting rid of clutter and going back to what truly matters

Book review about #minimalism getting rid of clutter and going back to what truly matters

As always, serendipity is around me: just as I get ready to move abroad, I read a book about minimalism and decluttering.

Please find below my 10 reasons why you should read about minimalism and, should you read French, I recommend the book entitled “L’Art du minimalisme“.

1. The inside of our home is a mirror of the inside of ourselves

This is such a fascinating idea.

I was aware that the food I eat and the way I think had influence over my external circumstances.

Now, everything makes so much more sense. I understand that the place where I live also contributes to how I feel and how my life unfolds.

Taking care of our space is a way to get a healthy body but also a healthy home.

2. Making space to welcome life

Cleaning, tidying and getting rid of old stuff allows a new energy to enter our life.

It seems only logical to clear space in order to welcome new opportunities.

3. Having more

Letting go of materialism and choosing not to buy more possessions as a way of comforting ourselves: this is true wealth.

Our life is bigger and more spacious when it is not cluttered with objects.

4. The luxury of the best

Choosing to consume less and better means deciding to get only the very best.

Only one object but a quality one, which we can keep over a long period of time, can replace so many superfluous and cheap material stuff.

Allowing ourselves to get the very best is a way to prove our intrinsic worth to ourselves.

5. When shall I throw away something?

A good rule of thumb is to donate, sell or throw away any object which has not been used over the last year.

If I spot a dress in my wardrobe which has not been worn for a year, it will go.

6. Objects and people cluttering our life

Minimalism is far more than a neat and tidy home.

Surrounding ourselves by the necessary and getting rid of the superfluous is a good way to have a clearer mind, notably as regard to the people we choose to have around us.

My space as well as my time are very precious. Consequently, I choose not to stay in draining relationships.

7. Minimalism means more space then more time

An uncluttered and tidy home will be so much easier to clean. Housecleaning will be much less time-consuming as a result.

8. Minimalism = less stress

Getting rid of the heavy load of possessions which clutter our home is a way of feeling lighter and reducing stress.

What fascinates me is the link between our material life and our spiritual life. They really go hand in hand and influence each other.

9. Increasing our wealth

Being a victim to the advertisement industry which aims at creating needs makes us poor.

Committing to buying an object only when we really need it increases our wealth.

10. What is the most precious thing on earth?

Health of course! No object can ever replace health. Less stress, more health.

Let’s be brave enough to give minimalism a try. Its amazing results can change our whole life.

#Book review Toxic Parents by Susan Forward

#Book review Toxic Parents by Susan Forward

I would rather not have to talk about this book.

However, Toxic Parents by Susan Forward changed my life.

Toxic Parents is an invitation to awareness, to express anger and to let go with forgiveness.

Our parents did the best they could. May we put words on their actions before walking confidently on our own life path.

toxic parents susan forward #Book review Toxic Parents by Susan Forward