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Time Warps, Mercury Retrograde, and Eclipses…Oh My

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“I’m not going to live by their rules anymore!”

~Bill Murray – Groundhog Day


I don’t know about you, but for the past several weeks I feel like I’ve been living in a time warp and it is looking a lot like…

Groundhog Day

And just like in the movie, the same stories and scenes kept playing out again and again and again. For a while I thought it was only me noticing this. However as I spoke to several dear friends this week who live in different parts of the US, I realized that they too had observed the same thing…

with friends, with family, and with the country.

And it appears that time warps are the energy and theme of this month’s Mercury Retrograde and Eclipses. I’m not going to go into details about what a Mercury Retrograde is, however I have attached a link if you want more detail.

Instead I’m going to tell you how this energy showed up in my own life last week in hopes that it will shed some light on your situation (because I don’t want you to think that you are going crazy alone).

  • Wednesday; Family drama
  • Thursday: Family drama
  • Friday: Family drama

I’m sure you get the picture. Growing up in my family, I was tagged with the roles of:

Peacekeeper and the Fixer

Whenever a family drama occurred, I was called in to appease everyone and to fix the issue. Needless to say the tactic worked well when I was a child (survival tactic), however as an adult, this family role has continually stopped me from moving forward with my own dreams. I would be moving forward with my dreams and suddenly out of nowhere a family drama would occur, I would be called in as the peacekeeper and the fixer, and as a result I would put my dreams aside.

What has this theme taught me over the course of the past few years, which is now being amplified…

My behavior wasn’t helping anyone, including me!

Instead my childhood behavior became a “dump and run” excuse for my family to not grow up and take responsibility for their own lives. Which would then lead me into my own “never-ending story” of self-doubt around my dream. So when I saw the family drama behavior repeat itself 3 days in a row with the expectation that I would drop everything and take the reins, I decided to end the Groundhog day scenario and take another course of action.
Instead, I developed strong boundaries, spoke my truth and I walked away.

I told the family member “I love you but…you are an adult, you put yourself into this situation, and therefore you can get yourself out of the situation.”

That night, I went to bed feeling bad, ashamed, and distraught for having to define such extreme boundaries, as I value the importance of family. But at what point does one say enough is enough regarding old family patterns and drama and just walk away?

Fast forward to 2am when I was awaken by a message. I got out of bed, wrote down the message, and went back to bed. I was awake for maybe 5 minutes before I went back to bed and slept soundly until 6am. When I got out of bed, the first thing I did was walk into the kitchen to read what I wrote down. I laughed, because this was the answer that had been eluding me.

“You can’t reason with crazy!”

I’m not sure what is showing up for your time warp Groundhog extravaganza this month, but rest assured, I’m here to tell you that you are not alone!

Where are you in a time warp?
What does your past ask of the current?
What old story will you sacrifice in order to pursue your dream?

You too can change the rules…enjoy this great Groundhog Day clip!


 Are you looking for some guidance and support while you take steps towards turning your dreams into reality? Schedule a free 30 minute “Shamanic” guided session where together we will discover your next inspired step towards turning your dreams into reality.


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Robin Rosenstiel
Your guide to turning your dreams into reality

 

 

 


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A Freedom Seekers Guide Summer 2017

Virtual Freedom Highway Road Trip

Here is where you can…
Redefine Yourself and Re-imagine Yourself

 

 

Prompt for the week:  The Tornado – an uncomfortable chaos surrounds you. Things that you’ve left unattended may be the cause of some conflict. Ask yourself…

  • Where is there a tornado in my life?
  • What is the tornado asking me to release?
  • Am I resisting the tornado? If so, why?
  • Remember….this too shall pass.

Please share your list on our private Facebook Group.

I will also be posting my road trip pictures at Instagram using #freedomhighway.

Your Should You Follow Your Dreams?

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“Throw caution to the wind and just do it.”

~Carrie Underwood


 

For the past several weeks I’ve been questioning myself as to why I’m following my dreams. Not out of frustration, anger, or bitterness, but out of openness and curiosity. To give you an idea, this is what a usual work day looks like for me this summer…

  • 5:45am – wake up
  • 6-7am – Meditate and slow yin yoga
  • 7-8am – Work on my Fish Tank business plan
  • 8-12pm – Day Job
  • 12-1pm – Work on my Fish Tank business plan
  • 5-6pm – Yoga class, walk in nature, or exercise machine
  • 6-8pm – Dinner and relax
  • 8pm-9pm – Work on my Fish Tank business plan
  • 9pm-10pm – Unwind and watch a Netflix of Amazon Prime show

And when I travel during the work week for business the 5:45am becomes 4:45am, the lunch break becomes a working lunch break, and the dinners tend to stretch from 6-9pm….which leaves me even less time for my dreams. But I continue to march forward and chisel out time whenever possible during the work week so that I can focus my weekends on relaxing, having fun, and playing. Because one thing I have discovered over time, all work and no play leads to burnout.
Just recently I was asked to join a local Business Mastermind Group. This group meets once a month from 6am-7:30am on Saturday morning.

Yup…you read that right…Saturday 6AM!!!!

Prior to this months’ Mastermind Group, I was on the road from Monday – Friday. After being on the road for 5 days straight, all I wanted to do was sleep in on Saturday morning. However I decided to attend the meeting as I wanted to know…

Who goes to a meeting at 6am on Saturday morning?

So last Saturday, I woke up at 5am, left the house at 5:30am, with the goal of attending the meeting at 6am.

So am I passionate about following my dreams or just plan crazy?

Trust me! That is exactly what I was thinking as I was driving to Freeport IL at 5:30am. Funny thing, the universe does have a sense of humor as the main topic for Saturday’s meeting was…

Sacrifice and Commitment.

What was most interesting about the group discussion is that I found myself surrounded by others having the exact same thought as me…

Why do I do this? And am I the only one that is driven to do this?

After that meeting I decided to spend the weekend and create a list of what I have discovered while pursing my own dreams.
1. Dreams help me to develop faith

Following my dreams keeps me in touch with a childlike faith that believes the unbelievable, and sees the possible in the seemingly impossible.

2. Dreams keep me from being risk averse

Following my dreams have helped me to learn to trust, take risks, and be willing to step out of my comfort zone without fear of failure.

3. Dreams keep me unique

Following my dreams prevents me from simply fitting in just to fit in, going with the status quo, and becoming comfortable.

4. Dreams help me to change my perspective

Following my dreams helps me to acknowledge and appreciate the experience of past failures and value them as learning opportunities.

5. Dreams keep me thinking big

Following my dreams helps me to identify and overcome the limiting beliefs that hinder me from reaching for the stars.

6. My dreams encourage me to take action

Following my dreams moves me from being a spectator in my own life to an actual initiator.

7. My dreams have given me the opportunity to show courage

Following my dreams have taught me to be comfortable with uncertainty.

8. My dreams have made me more motivated

Following my dreams have energized me and have given me a reason to get out of bed every morning (even when the day job sucks!)

9. Pursuing my dreams requires new learning

Following my dreams have helped me to develop new skills (example: coaching, blogging, web sites, on-line calendars, etc.) that have helped me both with my professional career and my starting my own business.

10. My dreams help others to pursue their dreams

Following my dreams has inspired others to step off of the sidelines of their own lives and to follow their own dreams.

So why are dreams so important?

Having a commitment to pursuing our dreams is healthy, not only for us, but for those around us. For when we pursue our dreams we’re more alive, vibrant, and hopeful of a better future.
When we look ahead in hope it inspires others and gives them permission to dream too.

What are some of your dreams?
What steps are you taking towards seeing your dreams become a reality?


Are you looking for some guidance and support while you take steps towards turning your dreams into reality? Schedule a free 30 minute “Shamanic” guided session where together we will discover your next inspired step towards turning your dreams into reality.


myy-quirks

Robin Rosenstiel

Your guide to turning your dreams into reality

 

 

 


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A Freedom Seekers Guide Summer 2017

Virtual Freedom Highway Road Trip

Here is where you can…
Redefine Yourself and Re-imagine Yourself

Prompt for the week: It’s been 2 months since we have started this journey together. Only 3 more weeks to go on this Road Trip and with Mercury Retrograde in full swing…it is going to get real interesting. With that said, let’s pause this week and hang out around the campfire. Ask yourself…

  • Where am I today vs. when I started this road trip 2 months ago?
  • Have my dreams shifted and changed?  Or have they remained the same?
  • Have my dreams turned into nightmares?  If so, what do I need to let go of?  Expectation? Time Lines? Commitments?  There is a fine line between nightmares and daydreams.
  • What do I need more of?

Please share your list on our private Facebook Group.

I will also be posting my road trip pictures at Instagram using #freedomhighway.