Trust Something Bigger {Key #4}

Hello, I’m Tanya Penny. In this post we will be focusing on key #4 of the Vibrant Body and Abundant Life Blueprint – Trusting Something Bigger. If you haven’t signed-up to learn about all 10 keys yet, you can receive the Blueprint Guide, audio lesson and Guided Therapeutic Meditation Practice by clicking here.

I’ll start with a snapshot of my journey to trusting Something Bigger. I walked away from religion (and spirituality) when I was 18. I didn’t know there was a difference between the two. I grew up Catholic and there was a lot of talk about religion but not really spirituality, they were the same thing in my world. I didn’t jive with what I was taught by the Catholic religion so I pretty much said I was done with religion as soon as I turned eighteen. I really didn’t come back to my spiritual self, consciously, until I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2004. This key was a part of my journey to healing the MS, anxiety, depression, past trauma and pretty much everything I was struggling with.

The truth is we are all connected to Something Bigger, always, whether we are aware of it or not. You might call it God, Source, Universe, Nature, etc., it really doesn’t matter what you call it. Many of us have become disconnected or shut it down for various reasons: we don’t make time, we’ve had negative experiences with religion or spirituality, negative experiences or trauma. When that happens we might say, “Well forget it, my God was a punishing God growing up and I want nothing to do with that”, or “I got a chronic illness or got into an accident or a loved one died so there must not be a God” or “I can’t trust this Something Bigger to take care of me because these bad things happened”.

When we cut ourselves off from S.B., it creates a lot of issues: stress, anxiety, depression and even chronic illness. That has been my personal experience and also from working with hundreds of clients. If you’re not fully connecting and trusting your S.B., you tend to be stuck in a lot of struggle and survival fears, busyness, over-doing, thinking you have to do it all alone.

When we do connect, trust in and follow our guidance from S.B., it helps us to feel more at peace, balanced, to make decisions based on divine guidance vs. ego fears or conditioned beliefs. It helps us to heal.

There are many ways that you can begin to build that trust and connect on a deeper level. I’m going to give you a few of those tips and tools, and then if you would like more support with this key and your healing journey, you can find all the ways below.

First, reflect on what beliefs you may be holding about connecting with, trusting and following S.B. What we believe impacts our emotions and how we behave and act in the world, the decisions we make etc. If you are holding any “negative”, self-limiting beliefs about connecting and trusting S.B., that will hold you back from fully doing so. You might have a belief that you can’t trust because something bad happened, or that you’ll get punished if you (fill in the blank). You may think, I can’t trust something bigger because in the past, I prayed and I didn’t get an answer, or I prayed and something nothing happened. You can discover what beliefs you hold by looking back at your past (what you saw, heard, experienced growing up) and by looking at your current reality. You might be in a current breakdown in one or more areas of your life, perhaps like me you have a chronic illness, maybe you have money stuff going on, abuse, etc. You might say that this area wouldn’t be in breakdown if I was really being taken care of by my S.B.. Write down the beliefs you discover and then an “opposite/positive truth” (even if you don’t believe it right now).

Second, I recommend using a guided therapeutic meditation practice as that will help you work with the beliefs that are keeping you from connecting, trusting and following the guidance of your S.B. You can try a sample guided practice here. It will also help you connect with yourself and your S.B. more deelpy, release fears and doubts, and feel more relaxed, energized. It’s one of the main tools me and my clients use daily.

Third, I recommend journaling daily, preferably in the morning, as I feel it’s really important to start your day by connecting with yourself and S.B. When I do it, which is most every day, my days can look completely different. I can wake up in anxiety and shift it to peace just by writing to my S.B. and asking for guidance. I’ll write my fears, what I want help with, a “prayer”, then I’ll sit for a few moments with my eyes closed and I’ll listen for guidance. It only takes a few minutes.

Last, another way that I like to connect and receive guidance is getting out in nature– whether it’s sitting, running, walking or hiking, and I will simply say “Higher levels, my ascended masters, archangels, God, right now I’m really feeling this way or I’m really struggling with this, I’m open to all of your love, support and guidance, show me loud and clear.” I can very much plug in and connect, I’m away from all of my distractions – the busyness, the computer, other people, etc.

Carve out 5-30 minutes a day to use the simple tips and tools above. Progress not perfection. Then when you are ready, find more support below.

xoxo Tanya 🙂

More support to Trust Something Bigger, heal & receive 100%:

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Trust Yourself {Key #3}

Listen to or watch the video lesson:

I’m Tanya Penny, Self-Love Catalyst, Vibrant Body and Abundant Life Coach. In this video I will be giving a mini-lesson on key #3 of the Vibrant Body and Abundant Life Blueprint – Trusting Yourself. If you haven’t signed-up to learn about all 10 keys yet, you can receive the Blueprint Guide and Guided Therapeutic Meditation Practice by clicking here.

Many of us stopped trusting and following our own guidance from a very early age and for many reasons. For some of us we got in trouble, punished, criticized, maybe even worse, for trying to do so. Some of us had love withheld or maybe other needs that wouldn’t get met if we didn’t do what one or both of our parents wanted us to do…act, speak or be who they wanted us to be vs. doing what our guidance was asking us to do. So, we turned it down or completely off. We began doing what others told us to do to please them, get the love, the treats, the clothes, the car, to get our needs met and perhaps to even be safe. In a nutshell, that’s why most of us stopped listening to and following our guidance.

As adults, we may still doing this even though we are now able to keep ourselves safe, meet our own needs and support ourselves. We can also actually find people that will love and support us just for following our guidance and for being who we really are. There will be people who completely accept and respect us for who we really are and honor our decisions… but we have to make that shift into believing we are worthy of this and that is where the challenging part can be.

So, if you’re still looking to others (friends, your parents, your significant other, your children) to tell you what to do, how to live your life, make important decisions about your health, money, career, etc. than this is really you continuing to give your power away, not trusting yourself, not following your own guidance AND it is one of the root causes of stress, depression, anxiety, pain, weight and chronic illness.

The truth is that you are the only one that truly knows who you are and what you need. Whether it’s to heal your body, follow your purpose or fill in the blank. You are the only one that has your answers. You are the only one that knows what your heart truly desires. Learning to fully trust and follow your own guidance will support you 100% in making positive changes in all areas of your life and help you to heal whatever it is that you’re struggling with. It can take time to shift it as we have been doing it for so long.

So how do we learn to trust ourselves 100%? Trust and follow our own guidance? Listen or watch the video above to receive wisdom, tips & tools.

Receive more support to heal & receive 100%

  • Monthly Healing Workshops here
  • Vibrant Body & Abundant Life Mastery Program here
  • Audio Programs here

Live Your Passions & Purpose

Living your passions & purpose is essential to having a healthy body, happy and fulfilling life. NOT living your passions and purpose causes anxiety, depression, weight gain and even illness. The wonderful thing is, that if you start more fully living them you can heal- mind, body, & spirit. I’ve lived it… and am now on the other side, which is why it is one of my passions and purpose to share it with you!

Many of my clients come to me with tons of sexy excuses on why they can’t live their passion or purpose. Again, I get it. I used to have them too. Here are the most popular…

I’m too old, too young, or too out of shape to do …
I don’t have enough time or money to do….
It will upset my parents, partner, kids, or dog if I do…
I’m not good enough or smart enough to do …..

Any of these sound familiar? Maybe ALL of them. Well, is this the year you call BULLSHIT and decide not to let them hold you back?

If yes, I would love to share with you one of my favorite tools to shift these self-limiting, “passion/purpose killing” beliefs. Listen to the guided T.M.P. practice below and use the rest of the tools & tips too!

Tips, Tools & Resources To Live Your Passions & Purpose:

1) Reflect #1: What are your passions? Make a list.
2) Reflect #2: Are you taking the time and/or spending the money to live them? As often as you would like to? If not, why?
3) Shift your self-limiting passion/purpose beliefs with this guided T.M.P. practice:

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Celebrate 2013 and Create Your Life Vision for 2014

Hello, I’m Tanya Penny, your healing catalyst and freedom coach. Wow! I can’t believe that 2013 is pretty much over. I was just wanted to shoot a short video with a coaching exercise to help you end 2013 and move into 2014 with empowerment.

For a lot of us the end of the year stirs up a lot of stuff. We tend to look back at everything we didn’t do, at everything we didn’t accomplish. So what I want to help you do today is to flip that around into a positive experience and a new smooth, fun exciting transition into 2014.

1. Get your journal, a piece of paper, your computer or whatever you’d like to use.
2. Create a page with five columns and title it 2013 Progress and Achievements.
3. Label each column with the five areas of your life: health, relationships (with others, self and higher self), money, business and life purpose. Look back starting with January 2013 and write down all your progress and all your achievements in each area. Some may have more than others. I’m going to guess that all of these areas have at least one accomplishment or progress made. If not, that’s OK too.
4. After you’re finished with that, now look forward into 2014 in all these same areas. Write down in a few sentences what you’d like that area to look like, your vision in 2014. We’ll come back to more about this in a part two of this video.
5. Now I’d like you to think about what you need to release so that you can move forward into 2014 and move toward what you want to create. Do you need to release fear? Doubt? Self-criticism? Scarcity beliefs around money? Depression? Anxiety? Relationship beliefs? It can be a quality. It can be an illness. It can be a symptom in your body. It can be a relationship you’re currently in. What of these do you need to let go of in order for 2014 to be your ultimate vision, your ultimate life of passion? You can have it.
6. On a separate piece of paper, write all of these things down and then burn it, either in a campfire or on your grill. Release it into the universe or your higher power. Put it out there that you’re ready to let it go.

Thank you for joining me throughout 2013. It’s been a wild and crazy year for me, and I’m sure 2014 will be no different. I’m glad you’ve come along with me on my adventure of living my ultimate passion and life of freedom. That’s what I’m here to help you do as well.

Be sure to check out Part II of this video. For now look back at your progress, visualize your 2014 and let go of what you want to release in 2013. Happy new year and thanks for joining me!

Click HERE to get the support and tools you need to create the life of passion and freedom you desire in 2014!

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