Posted by: Angela Coulter | on June 24, 2019
I’m ready to start living life to the fullest. This line seems so cliché as it seems to be the latest buzz concept. Why might this matter? Sometimes I can be a bit of an “evolution” snob. ROTFL; ultimately, SO WHAT if anyone or everyone else is focusing on this? It’s MY priority.
To me, “living life to the fullest” has to be based on an internal shift of belief as well as actions. That’s where this comes in.
Recently I was realizing that I really want to increase my water intake and keep that consistent, day-to-day. Years ago, I heard that it’s important to drink half of your body weight in ounces in water; and to match an additional 2 ounces of water for each ounce of caffeine consumed. Although I share this concept regularly, I’ve yet to achieve it myself.
THEN, I recently heard a twist on this which was paradigm-shifting …. What I heard is that the break-even point of water consumption is the half your body weight in ounces; and that if you really want to fuel your body properly, you’d up that by 20-30%. Think about this …. the MINIMUM amount of water to consume is half your body weight in ounces; NOT that this is the ideal goal. That’s another 20-30 PERCENT.
This was one of those life-changing moments …. A “kerplunk” moment …. All of the things I suggest to people, I share about, I coach people to embrace and that I am not living myself …. came front and center for me.
Combined with the regular discussions I have with close friends on evolving including fun concepts such as “being versus doing,” “living who we are,” “living from the present” …. I shifted to ….
IT IS TIME to start putting into action those day-to-day activities which support what I believe in, and support my emerging self … who I truly am versus where I’ve been living from.
Concurrent taking action is continuing to do the inner work which clears the way to make the action easier to integrate into my day-to-day life. Want to know more about the inner work, and where many find themselves right now? If so, check out Angela Coulter’s recent discussion around this via her “Living the Shift” livestream/podcast.
I started thinking of the different elements I’ve been exploring, am interested in making part of my regular “don’t need to think about it” activities ….. I realized the perfect acronym for me is “Dragonfly” as that’s a personal totem for me. I have dragonflies in various forms all over my home, yard, vehicle, clothes. Dragonflies represent transformation, change, lightness, flexibility, self-awareness, power. Just recently, I was traveling and came across dozens and dozens of Dragonflies in various fields. I took this as a very profound sign and message. I loved seeing how integrated they are into the environment which reminded me of how I’d like self-care activities to be in my life. You can see a video of the lovelies here: Being Your Emerging Self ~ Dragonflies.
Here’s what I identified as the actions of being I am now integrating into my daily life to reflect and support me:
D = Direct your thoughts, starting with when you wake up … set your intention for the day
R = Renew yourself through meditation, quiet time, etc.
A = Ask for guidance ~ such as “Show me the way” (credit to Nommy)
G = Gratitude ~ express gratitude in every moment, every thing
O = Oxygenate ~ I use a BEMER, breathe deep, yoga; however you do it, it works
N = Now ~ live from the present now, in each situation
F = Fuel yourself through a minimum of half your body weight in ounces of water plus 20-30%
L = Listen to connect ~ Look around you to observe ~ Live from Love
Y = You ~ Make yourself a priority as a reflection of your commitment to you
“With every act of self-care your authentic self gets stronger, and the critical, fearful mind gets weaker. Every act of self-care is a powerful declaration: I am on my side, I am on my side, each day I am more and more on my own side.”
~ Susan Weiss Berry
This is how I’m choosing to support my emerging self. What supports your emerging self?
I invite you to join me and others in allowing and supporting your emerging self so that you too can choose to live your life from being your emerging self.
With curiosity and gratitude,
Posted by: Angela Coulter | on June 4, 2019
I’ve been doing a lot of gardening lately. Spring has sprung as the saying goes, and I’ve been caught up in the renewal of life. It’s glorious to see all the plants, animals, and insects reviving and going about the business of creating anew. Moreover, gardening is a form of meditation for me. It allows me to be quiet and hear my thoughts and to tap into the energy of the universe.
Most recently I’ve attempted to tackle my collection of outdoor pots and planters. It has taken me almost a year of being in my new residence to gain order, but I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve known that I wanted to change the way things looked for a long time now. When I moved, I basically set the plants and planters down in my backyard simply to have somewhere to put them until I had time to get back around to them. Of course life, as it often does, had other plans for me and aside from watering the plants to keep them alive, I didn’t spend much time figuring out what to do with them. This spring, all of that changed. Suddenly I had inspiration (remember, that is my word for 2019!) and I could see bits and pieces of how things could look and what I needed to change. I was thinking outside the box and I was filled with ideas for redesigning and repurposing old items to fit my new vision. The results have been wonderful! I’ve installed several new planters and some more permanent features such as bricks and pavers, and I’m thrilled with how they look. Not only do they fill me with joy when I look at them, but I also enjoyed reconnecting with the Earth by getting my hands in the dirt and creating these plant combinations.
My mother was visiting prior to my creative steak and commented on how many plants I had in and around my area (mainly scattered on my back deck). I responded that I had a plan and not to worry about it. Let’s just say she seemed skeptical. However, after two days of hard work, the results speak for themselves. There is still more to go, but I can see the next steps now. As I texted photos of all I had done over the weekend to my mother, I also sent a text saying “I keep telling you I have a vision. It sometimes just takes a while to get it all worked out.” It reminded me that the Universe works this way as well. There is always a master plan waiting to unfold! We don’t necessarily see where things are headed, and we frequently get impatient waiting for events to occur, but when the time is right it all comes together and the plan is revealed. We may only be given a small part of the plan, but that part feels infinitely right and timely. We also frequently know the next steps to take even if we are unsure where those steps will ultimately lead. It’s a matter of trust and faith to follow them, but when we do the reward is great.
As pleased as I was to create a beautiful and peaceful outdoor space for myself, I’m even more grateful for the reminder from the Universe about divine timing. Hopefully my experience will resonate with you and help to serve as a reminder for you as well. In the interim, may you enjoy your springtime as much as I have, and may it bring you much happiness!
Posted by: Angela Coulter | on May 25, 2019
We were joined at the hip, on identical paths and inseparable. 33 years of marriage and we thought NOTHING would ever separate us. We’d been through it all: heartache, triumph, birth, pain, celebration, death, achievement. Victory after victory, loss after loss. Events that would challenge our commitment to each other. We grew closer with each one. How does a couple make it through all of that and not split up? Because of their undying love for each another. Each challenge made us stronger and tighter. We prided ourselves on being unshakable, unstoppable. NOTHING would EVER pull us apart.
We were an unlikely pair. One day I fell for him and my life would never be the same. We married quickly. I recognized him as my one and only. He composed a special song for me when he proposed (he’s not even a composer). He sang the special song to me (he’s not even a singer). He played the piano while singing the special song to me (he’s not even a piano player). He was motivated to learn all of these things by love. He called the song, “Sandy.” My heart melted and I would forever be his. Ahhh, youth. Those were the days, exciting and free!
We stuck by each other’s side through thick and thin. Shared our heartaches, goals, and dreams. We grew together as one. He was my world and I was his. Endless challenges popped up, including kids. We said we would never leave each other. If we made it through all of this, NOTHING would EVER pull us apart. Our vows were unbreakable and our love was unshakable.
We had stayed together for love, loyalty, and life. Then everything SHIFTED and it shifted HUGE. Things change, people grow, souls evolve. Over the last few years, we have been going in different directions and we struggled to hang on.
LOYALTY – The ego wasn’t going to let it crumble easily.
LOVE – We loved each other too much to let this masterpiece go. Just needed to work through it, find more solutions.
LIFE – We needed to live more life together, expand our experience. Ego was trying desperately to hold things together, but the Higher Self had other plans. We thought love was keeping us together, but really, LOVE WAS PULLING US APART.
What does all of this mean? Nothing in life has any meaning except the meaning we give it. My perception of love and relationship used to be one of lack. I was looking for others to love me to fill a void within myself. My view has changed drastically. Through my new lenses, I see that splitting apart is the “Greatest Love Story of All.” It’s not the same story that began 33 years ago. That one was of romance, togetherness, and attachment. Our love story now is the one with no conditions, attachments, or obligations. The one where two people discover their truth and align with their highest vision regardless of the other. When two people no longer align in the higher vision of their truth together, it’s time to move on. Otherwise the relationship would be poisoned with lack, limitation, and resentment. We were designed this way. It’s our innate internal flow. The spiral of remembrance will teach us this.
Conscious uncoupling, that’s what this is. With an open heart and an open spirit, two people allow their hearts to move gently apart. They honor each other completely and allow the pure resonance of their intentions to align in Oneness. It can only be done with pure, genuine, unconditional love. There is awareness, and truth, and dignity. There need be no resentment or guilt. Sadness naturally arises as the ego grieves its masterpiece. Tears fall at the loss of identity. Tears are the authentic expression of the soul and are to be honored in a breakup; however, they are to be funneled through with full trust of moving forward. Two hearts break and one heart falls. Our hearts fall together in Oneness. That’s the beauty. We’ll always be connected, we’ll always be in Oneness, just with a new, independent energetic alignment. It takes a lot of courage, strength, and trust to understand and choose this path.
I realized the Greatest Love of all is really the greatest love for myself. I struggled to find love in my youth. I thought it was outside of myself, so I was forever searching… and hubby filled that void, for a long while. Now it is complete within myself. I have full unconditional love for myself, and I’m free to explore my journey in the most optimal way. This brings to mind the words to one of my favorite songs, “Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston. This is my beautiful tune…
“I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone’s shadows
If I fail, if I succeed, at least I’ll live as I believe
No matter what they take from me, they can’t take away my dignity
Because the greatest love of all is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all inside of me
The greatest love of all is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself, it is the greatest love of all”
What a heavy weight lifted! No attachments, no obligations to each other. No trying to hold things together or control the outcome. Let it be. There are no words to describe this form of freedom. It’s COMPLETE DELIVERANCE from bondage and burdens. I have never felt this way before EVER in this lifetime. I hope you can experience it, too, in whatever form it takes for you!
What is the lesson here? That the “Greatest Love” is unconditional; it is the love of ONESELF. If it’s truly unconditional, you can let someone go purely, exclusively, respectfully, so they can explore their journey apart from you. I no longer need him to fill a void, because there is no void. I unconditionally walk away. No strings attached. I am forever changed and I have expanded beyond my former self. I am so much more than this relationship and this persona. I am pure consciousness embodied as Sandy Vaught Anthony. As consciousness, I am aware of myself in physical form. I am free to be someone else. I am free to grow and expand beyond my wildest dreams. Perhaps the biggest misperception is that this is a loss. IT IS ACTUALLY A GAIN. I still have my beautiful memories. I am not judging my creation. My love is forever, and the memories with him are forever. I am immensely grateful for the rich lessons I have experienced. In fact, writing this blog is helping me with embracing and completing this cycle.
I am enough.
I’M THE ONE I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR ALL ALONG. Time to move forward in full bloom. I am a beautiful rose twisting and twining out of the soil, allowing her blossoms to take full form. Artistry in motion and master of emotion. As the petals fall, they dance and swirl, and a new birth takes place. This reminds me of another one of my favorite songs called “The Rose” by Bette Midler. I performed a solo lyrical dance to this song years ago and it still has relevance for me today. This is exactly how I feel! Its timeless message activates the seeds of the higher heart. Feel into it.
“Some say love, it is a river, that drowns the tender reed
Some say love, it is a razor, that leaves your soul to bleed
Some say love, it is a hunger, an endless aching need
I say love, it is a flower, and you, its only seed
Its the heart afraid of breaking, that never learns to dance
Its the dream afraid of waking, that never takes the chance
It’s the one who won’t be taking, who cannot seem to give
And the soul afraid of dying, that never learns to live
When the night has been too lonely and the road has been too long
And you think that love is only for the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter, far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed, that with the sun’s love in the spring becomes the rose.”
I AM the rose.
Trinity Energy Progression Facilitator/Practitioner
Posted by: Angela Coulter | on May 7, 2019
Crop circles were not something that I had really been interested in until probably two years ago. They came into my consciousness and I actually didn’t know if they were real or just an urban legend. But since I kept getting pinged by the thought of crop circles I decided to look them up.
The website Temporary Temples out of the UK has been recording the phenomena of crop circles in England since 1994. Pictures of the many crop circles have been archived and can be viewed on their site.
The Temporary Temples site is where I first saw the amazing images of the many crop circles. As soon as I saw them I was drawn in. I have to say there were certain ones that I spoke to me. I know many people focus on the geometric patterns, the symbolism of the patterns and numerology contained in the crop circle, but for me the most powerful piece is the feeling the crop circles set off in me. When I gazed at the image of the crop circles, I immediately felt myself opening up. I went into a meditative state instantaneously. I knew that there was a piece of my Wholeness that is being awakened.
At the time I wasn’t sure why I was drawn to them, but I knew that they were reflecting a piece of who we are back to us. The question I kept asking was, “What piece of remembrance is the crop circle showing me?” And what I felt was the immediate vibration of expansion, the effortless sense of being transported to a different state of being. I kept feeling the same thing with every crop circle I looked at. At first I thought they were awakening certain pieces of remembrance. However, over time my understanding changed. It was so easy to attain the vibration of expansion, to have that energy come up in me by just the sight of them. And that’s when the understanding came to me: Just as the crop circles have the ability to transport us, we also have the intrinsic ability to help others access that remembrance effortlessly and instantaneously. The vibration that the crop circles illicit from us is something that we can do for another.
We each are Everything, and if we live that remembrance, then anyone who comes in contact with us will be awakened to that vibration within themselves. Language is not necessary. Action is not necessary. All we need to do is BE. As the crop circles just exist and transport us, so do we by just our presence. In being our Authentic Self, we assist others in feeling that same vibration of Truth and transport them to the remembrance of the True Infinite Us without language, without action.
Does that make us portals to the expanded understanding of the Universe, as the crop circles are believed to be portals by many? I believe we have reached the point where we all have the ability to illicit the remembrance of the Wholeness of everything we are–the multidimensional multiverse. Our mere presence without any “doing” has the intrinsic power to transport others to Truth, to awaken the remembrance within. BEING is all that is needed.
Posted by: Angela Coulter | on April 24, 2019
I have been observing myself so closely lately. I am beginning to see patterns emerge that astonish me. I have spent countless hours focusing my intentions to let go of judgment but lately it seems like I have made little to no impact. So after some serious self-judgment of that thought, I began to see just how deep and unconscious our judgment runs.
Babies are born free of judgment. Things just are. Our role as parents, or the adults in the room, is to teach right and wrong so we all can fit into this world. We all know how well that does or doesn’t work. So our conditioning of right and wrong comes early and often. I believe Don Ruiz refers to this process as “domestication.” There is very little room for choice. And we all just have joined the human condition. Talk about joining a collective! Resistance is futile!
This educated judgment dictates our every decision from the moment our eyes open in the morning until they close again to sleep. What do I eat? What do I wear? Alcohol or yoga to deal with stress? How do I spend my money? Everyday is a gauntlet of judgments that move us through the day. And our minds eat this power up. We evaluate our success or failure based on how well our judgments dictated our actions and how others are measuring up to our judgments. In other words, does this action make me look like a good and lovable person in this domesticated world? The mind is large and in charge here – definitely a mind game.
So what would living without the judgment look and feel like? It is what we all are seeking and just don’t realize it yet! It is a life of unconditional love and acceptance of yourself and others. Living in “heartfullness” with the knowing and trusting that the bigger picture is the priority. Each person’s journey is perfect; no judgment is necessary. The heart guides your daily actions based on how you desire your human experience to unfold. The closer you examine and maintain the relationship with your desires, the more fulfilled your days become. It is a true alignment of thoughts, words, and deeds with the heart. This becomes the power of the Spiritual Being allowing a Human experience.
It is the ultimate freedom.
Sarah Sieg Avignone
Trinity Energy Progression Facilitator/Practitioner