Lucky Coins

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Dance with the the rhythm of your soul and the freedom to let go!

~Kerri Elizabeth~

 

May you dance in the streets and feel the rhythm of your soul

Find lucky coins under your feet

and

your smile the base in every beat

May you feel freedom in the wind

And love in the rain

May rainbows give you cover in a storm

May the moon be your nightlight gratefully worn

and

the sun be the rise of a new day!

SUNSHINE

Happy Mother’s Day

My life, my purpose, my heart, my reflections, my lessons, my joys, my trials, my truths and the love that never ends!

~Kerri Elizabeth~

Being a mom is why I was given this life, the amazing trust put into my hands to raise my 4 children was the ultimate gift.  Nothing else can ever compare to the heart space, love and feeling of giving life to 4 children.

How its possible, the miracle of birth, the heart and soul you put into it and the growth of who you and they become because of the experience. It is the most beautiful experience in the world to me!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there and all the dads that also are moms to children without moms present. You all get extra love today as well!

Being a mom means you’ll forget who you once where

To experience the fastest paced life, that one day is but a blurr

To love so hard and give your all 

And wake up one day and wonder, was that all?

The wildest ride of your life

The ups and downs no ride can suffice

Adrenaline rushes that last through life

Stretch marks from head to toe

Wrinkles and grey hair that continue to grow

One day all the laughter and tippie toes 

Are simply what you remember as they go

Yes its a blessing they grow and go

But no-one told me how a mom would ever prepare to know

The strength and endurance it would take to let them go

Then time erased because grandkids exist

and all the letting go is now in the healing kiss of 

grandchildren BLISS

SUNSHINE

 

 

 

 

Identity

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Close your eyes, let go and feel the identity that’s revealed, this source of energy is real, you’re the beauty in the source field, not the opinions and dogmas of the world.

~Kerri Elizabeth~

 

Identity is in your energy

The essence of you

The beauty you bestow

The love you hold

The soul of you

 Your spirit

The core of more, the DNA 

The truth, the nitty gritty

Your authentic emotions and feelings

Not anothers

You’re not another’s judgements or opinions

You’re not recognition or a profile

Identity is your gift you were chosen to be and do something more than this

What is this…what is more

More is when you hear your own breathing and it’s not shallow, labored and ignored

It’s not taken for granted but explored

More is when your physical frame is relaxed and you are the door to more

More is when your heart speaks and there is no misinterpreting the message

More is when your vibration is unshakeable

More is when love flows and you are present in all that’s true for you

More is when life opens doors because you cleared space to be embraced

More is what you allow

More is a presence 

An energy flow when you decide

Your identity is nothing to hide

To know yourself, is to forget yourself

Without a thought

Identity

Is energy thats free

To be

SUNSHINE

 

Quote #3 Embrace

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Fall in place and embrace your hearts pace!

~Kerri Elizabeth~

3-day quote challenge

First, let me explain the rules:

Thank the person who nominated you.

Post a quote for 3 days and explain why it appeals to you.

Nominate 3 new bloggers each day

Thank you so much https://pascaleshealingjourney.wordpress.com/  

I’m finally getting the third one out, no one said it had to be 3 consecutive days, right?

WOW, last week went so fast, sorry for missing my weekly addition as well, I’ll do my best to get it out this week, so many amazing days and changes and so much joy and sunshine. I hope everyone is doing super fantastic. Busy summer days have arrived!

This week I pick this quote,”Fall in place and embrace your hearts pace”, for this simple reason, you have to fall into place, embrace your space, your pace and flow. When you go out of flow nothing happens except a backup of pressure and stress and nothing good is expressed.

Lean into the embracing space of your pace

Listen to your own heartbeat

Like a breeze of gentleness

Create a healthy pace of appreciation 

It takes Love to love

It takes frustration to share burdens

It takes anger to share complaints

It takes shame to share the blame

It takes guilt to remain insane

It takes LOVE TO LOVE

Love flows, it gives, it lifts, it builds

It flows, it receives, it knows

Love embraces you in a beautiful space of respected pace

Sunshine

 

Breathe into the pace your heart is asking for. Pushing yourself in some things is wonderful, however, if you are missing the beauty, the love, the healing, the breathing, the body movement that keeps you in a flow of health and happiness then your missing YOU.

I remember all too well the many years I didn’t respect my own pace. You can’t heal in this space, you don’t grow, you just change, you start to resent everything and nothing all at the same time because you cant see or feel your own emotions, while you’re trying to keep up with everything and everyone except you. YOU are the most important part of the Y O U, embrace your pace!

3 new nominees:

http://www.jrobinwhitley.net/

https://happinessbetweentails.com/

https://forcefitness.us/

 

Weekly Addition #6

Health yourself to heal yourself!

~Kerri Elizabeth~

We don’t need a reason to heal our bodies, your body is always working for you to restore and rejuvenate itself. Just like anything else you can resist or persist in the process, you can throw caution to the wind or offer in gratitude to your body what it deserves to do its absolute best.

It’s up to you.
I have many friends voice to me, “What a bummer, you can’t drink or eat normal food.”
Normal food?

I’m going to get real raw here with my thoughts on this.
Well, I can, if I want to set myself back and hurt the very system that allows me to enjoy your company. Are you going to take care of me after I eat that and I’m sick, will you bring me something healthy and sit with me while I recover? Will you enjoy watching me suffer?
How does this make sense?
What if I said,” its a bummer I can’t see you in pain and suffering and I wish I could choose food for you that will sabotage your health and peace of mind and hold you back from all your desires.

Does that make sense?
You see after eating and drinking out, everyone goes separate ways, complains for a week how they need to recover and says, “why do we do that to ourselves, was it worth it?”
What if you experienced going out and feeling amazing before, during and after and your body was rejuvenated instead of disabled.
How about we go to a place I can eat and you see how blissful it is to eat healthy, feel healthy, wake up just as blissful as today, if not more after you eat? How about you drink what I drink and feel relaxed and mindful and it’s nutritiously healing rather than depletes you?

I can say to you the same things,” what a bummer you can’t drink and eat normal food” and be significantly accurate since normal food doesn’t make you feel sick and give you hangovers. Normal, real, authentic food, cleans, cleanses, heals, rejuvenates and empowers you in every good way.
I choose this way of life, because the damage to my system, all of it, doesn’t even slightly balance with the few minutes of (others opinions of bliss) to my tongue, or the short-term buzz from alcohol that distracts me from what is really important in my life.

I can get a life buzz and a gratitude buzz with what nature intended my body to run on.

I am not exempt from escaping into less than optimal options like tequila a few times in my life, trust me when my child died that’s all I wanted to do and I did it for two weeks almost. It never turned out better the next time.

What I found out was that I just prolonged the healing and accepting the process of what I ultimately had to face. I caused great pains and a gigantic backslide to my health in mind, body, and spirit. I suffered more from that than if I would have just allowed myself to feel and flow.

I knew it at the time too, I chose differently and I paid mighty for it. Escaping my emotions and feelings was not at all what I was doing, what I was doing was adding more emotions, shame, guilt, hurt, pain, recovery, and trauma to my plate. I ate perfectly still, so that helped and I had a firm spiritual foundation I could rely on. I also had my son near me in a more powerful way than ever before and he had my back. (story to come next week.)
I have also experienced plenty of foods that set me back and I allowed myself to feel obligated to make others happy by eating for their entertainment and to please others that prepared their favorites in their kitchens with love.
At this place in my life, I realize we give the love we know and the love we have the capacity to receive in return.

However, it is in the saying no, it is in the standing in your own truth and deciding what is best for you, where you both grow.
Your body is the vessel, that takes you where you want to go. Why put gasoline in the human tank when you know the proper nutrition is what makes it run?
I have never been one of those trainers and nutritionists that offered a cost to you and then taught you what I know and watched you sabotage yourself. I know this game, I did it enough times to myself. I was familiar with how I got there and what it took to get out. So when I charge people money to get in shape and change their lives and help guide them in finding a solution to the self-sabotage, it is a partnership of love to bridge the gaps.

My goal has always been to help you in the stuck points and they usually have nothing to do with nutrition, nutrition is the easy part, it’s the facing your fears and doubts that feeds you. There is always more to why you want sugar, alcohol or make statements like, “you only live once, so why not?”

This statement brings tears flowing down my face and soaking the shirt I’m wearing as I write this. My heart has been wrapped in nutrition my entire life, for so many reasons, I was born and chosen to help others find their healthiest self and I was one of them. I know first hand the inner struggle to get here.

I know what its like to be in a less than healthy relationship with people and food, I know what its like to lose a loved one and I know what its like to feel lonely, less than enough, exhausted and frustrated to the core of your being. I know what its like to love someone that’s suffering and you can’t do a damn thing about it. I know what its like to be divorced and I know what its like to lose everything you ever worked for in a day because just giving it all up is better for your health than the fight to keep it. It’s stuff that can be replaced. I know what its like to have a child die and another be so addicted to drugs she loses herself and her own child in the process. I know what it’s like to feel guilt and endure abuse and blame. I know what its like to die and see the other side and come back for another round. I know what its like to love someone so hard you have to let go. I know what its like to lose yourself in the process of it all.

After a lifetime of opportunities to show up as my best, I can tell you that the higher vibration the food the higher the vibration of life.

This means when you live your core values no matter what the circumstances are, that you are determined to be a light to yourself and the world through your own significant love and gratitude for you, shit shifts like crazy.

The very peace you were born with surfaces, you smile even when it hurts because you know it will be ok. You cry without worrying anyone will tell you to wipe those tears and move on. You flow through the pains and discomforts and not back for another round when you choose, you. You breathe when you used to freeze. You rest when you used to push so hard you would exhaust yourself to please everyone else. You hear your body speak to you about what it desires, instead of grabbing in reactive selfish need. Your one again with your mind, body, and soul.

You arrive at the place you once abandoned yourself and a reunion of forgiveness and love is made.

Without you, you can’t make a difference to anyone.

The love you give yourself radiates equal love to the entire world. It shifts energy, gratitude, love, healing and in the grand scheme of life, it literally shifts the world.

Do you think that what you do doesn’t make a difference to the world? Think again, every thought and every shift you make shifts everything.
I have experienced more than my share of trauma in my life and how we all deal with that is different of course.

The one thing that is not different, is that our bodies need the best we can give it to have the best success is recovering.
You can have all you have ever wanted to eat in a modified delicious version, it takes time and tweaking sometimes ( just like the rest of life’s decisions) but with all the information out their today, there is no excuse for not loving your mind, body, and spirit the way it was meant to be loved.
Some starters:

  1. Change one meal a day to a modified whole foods meal.
  2. Treat yourself to a new healthier version of your favorite food.
  3. Create a new and chemical free version of something for your skin or hair.
  4. Fit in 10 mins. of exercise every day even if its 1 min. 10 times a day.
  5. Move off your chair every 20 minutes and stretch and walk.
  6. Drink water all day at least twice a week and do away with sugary drinks as a reward (a reward is not sugar, it is forgoing sugar).
  7. Stop and breathe deep in place of a stressful thought.
  8. Meditate in place of mindless snacking.
  9. Try going out with friends and drinking water instead of alcohol and watch the difference in how you communicate, and the actual changes that occur in behaviors you never noticed, even by having just one drink.
  10. Say no when it means your own health and happiness is at risk to please another.

Here are some of my favorites:

Wonderful recipes for your skin:

Healthier versions of blissful enjoyment to look and feel radiant.

Movement matters!

Your diagnosis of pain or injury might sound the same as another, but unless they have the exact same job, enjoy the exact same activities/hobbies, have the same life stressors, and have walked through life just like you… your true CAUSE of pain will be different.”

Check out her website at DocJenFit.thinkific.com, she offers courses like The Mobility Method, The Optimal Body, and Grateful for Mobility Challenge.

Every person who chooses a plan from DocJenfit and has a desire to change their health also receives a free 30 min. health session with me, just contact me with proof of your commitment and let’s get moving.

For every referral, you send to me that signs up for 5 health sessions, you will receive one for free.

SUNSHINE

Limb by Limb

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~Kerri Elizabeth~

 

Embrace the reflection
Limb by limb again
Rightside up
Upside down
Significant details are profound
Imagine that was you
In the reflection and truth
What would you see
With no mistaking
Limb by limb
Wrinkle by wrinkle
Do you love what you see
Like the reflection of this tree

Sunshine

SUNSHINE

sunshine blogger award

This is a beautiful surprise and a wonderful award of Sunshine to my Sunshine. Thank you to my blogging friends https://awakeningwildflower.com/, I am always inspired by your stories and your journey to healing is amazing, your an angel yourself.

Thank you Sally also for nominating me and giving me the opportunity to share with your followers as well , I love the smorgasbord you have and resonate with your passions for so many things https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/:

The Sunshine Blogger award is given by bloggers to bloggers who inspire positivity and creativity in the blogging community. I am very honored to have been nominated.

The rules for accepting the award are as follows:
Thank the Blogger who nominated you.
Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
Display the rules and the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.
Here are the questions given to me to answer from Sally G. Cronin’s, https://awakeningwildflower.com/, https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/:

1.Can you tell us about yourself in 100 words or less?

I am a nature wanderer and lover of life, a waterfall luster that includes swimming for miles(literally) feeling my most freedom and peace there, this qualifies me as a lake lusting mermaid as well, I thought I was a mom first but they all grew up and left home and my son recently grew his wings way faster than I can process and flying the heavens in fighter jets. What I found out recently is that in all my studies and all the wonderful knowledge I have built over these years, it really comes down to I’m me and that envelopes a ton of passions that all lead to nature.

My blog was created to be all about encouragement and a creative invitation to allow your own thought provoking inspiration to bubble up, in all kinds of ways and perspectives. .

3.What is the strongest memory from your childhood?

Living in the mountains, precisely why I am so drawn to it now, it was my refuge and still is.

4.Can you tell us more about where you live and why you call it home?

I left my home, my personal training gym and spa when my son got cancer almost 5 years ago. I never looked back, it was a new journey to invest all I am and have into my child.

( A lot here in the middle)

I live in the sunshine right now and am blessed to have more than what I need and a support system around me that is rock solid unconditional love to go through the exploration of a new self after the loss of my child.

6.Is there a country that you have not visited but is on your wish list?

I would love to go to Indonesia, really, I would love to experience as many as I can in my life.

7.Who is your favorite author and why?

I love reading and have so many and my favorite changes, its completely in the moment for me. I’m usually reading new things I can grow from.

8.What is your favorite meal?

I love raw foods and am super creative with food so this one too is dependent on the moment. Id say probably fresh juice in my juicer tops it all for me.

9.What is your favorite musician and can you let us have a YouTube link so that we can listen to them? I would say anything Tim McGraw and Faith Hill …………….

10.What is your favorite film and why?

Lion King, it was always a movie my son and I watched and had mom and son dinner dates together up until his last days and then he wanted to watch Tarzan with his entire family around. I’d say those two because they remind me of him and our time. I don’t own a TV and never have so I’m not a TV or movie buff.
11.If you could live in another time.. decade or century.. what would that be?

In the 50s and 60s for sure when you could dance in the streets and there was no traffic or social media and nature was everywhere, you didn’t have to drive miles to it, and you spoke to people on the phone and not computers.

Thank you also to my beautiful friend and blogger for you questions. I loved your questions and answered them all to myself out of curiosity. https://awakeningwildflower.com/

My 11 nominees are:

https://southernactsenterprises.wordpress.com/
http://writingtofreedom.com
https://gcdiaries.wordpress.com/
https://cindyknoke.com/
https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/47208236/posts/2129
https://drandreadinardo.com/
https://rayoflight144.wordpress.com
https://sonofabeach96.com/
https://beautybeyondbones.com/
https://thetovaryshconnection.wordpress.com/
https://patticlark.org/

My 11 questions for my nominees:
1.What is your favorite food or recipe and will you please share it?
2. Do you have a pet and or more and what are their names?
3. What are 10 words that best describe you?
4.What is your favorite activity?
5.Where would you live if its not where you are now, if you could live anywhere in the world? and where is now if that is exactly where you always dreamed to live?
6. What was the inspiration to start a blog?
7. Where are you drawn more to, water or earth or sky?
8. What is your favorite color and why?
9. To get away , where do you go most?
11. What would you like most for people to receive from your blog?

Have fun and I look forward to getting to know you more and sharing!

Look Outside

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Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it-

Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. 

~Goethe~

 

Open the door to possibility, it’s right outside

Where the suns radiance warms your core

While raining tears fall from heaven down your cheeks

Where each blade of grass has a dalliance with the sky

And trees reach their limbs as if they had eyes

It’s possible its right there

Open the door

Look and see

Possibility

Sunshine

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Step outside your box, you won’t fall into the sky of infinite possibilities, you’ll just simply and beautiful be infinite in possibilities.

~Kerri Elizabeth~

 

 

Hello, all my beautiful and amazing friends,

 

First, I want to start off with a HUGE thank you for your support, your comments, and desire to help one another succeed by sharing. I love this community and the desires to help one another grow.

Weekly, I will be sharing people, ideas, sites and things I have implemented along the way to help me heal and grow. Please feel free to add your site with your intention and purpose for others to grow and let this be a wonderful opportunity for us all.

I have so much to share, spreading it out weekly will be an opportunity to practice my own discernment, and not giving away all my energy at once. My nature is to be excited and share it all, then take a nap. (P.S. and feeling guilty for the nap and resting)

How many of you can resonate with that?

That was me before I fell on my face a few thousand times of exhaustion, I was causing myself. I could start a nap club now and be excited about it. It’s a “HELL YES” for a nap. “Do it and love it,” and anyone that creates an attitude from you resting needs to rest themselves, guaranteed.

In the process of learning to own, share and protect my energy and even encapsulate it at times, and more so for you, empaths and “Super Trait Empaths” as I am,  (Christine Northrup M.D.)  will be a solid place to learn.

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A few helpful shares you can implement right away:

1. If you’re frustrated, mad, disappointed and unable to create calmness inside, text yourself everything you want to shout out to someone else. You must get this out as fast as possible before it festers in your cells and causes anxiety and sickness, not to mention exhaustion and confusion. Title the note and spill your guts, don’t hold back any cuss words or thoughts. (make sure you’re texting yourself and not someone else, they have different results, trust me on this one).

         The energy you are dispersing starts to flow and let go and you don’t give your power away to someone else. This allows you space to shift without interference and choose a response from an empowering place.

2. When you want to spill all your gratitude, love and apologies to someone that has you spinning to apologize to them for something they did, text it to yourself and then read it, it’s for you not the other person. Trust your inner voice, when to apologize and share your love and gratitude to others and be aware and awake to thieves looking for your beautiful energy.( Christine Northrup M.D.’s, “Dodging energy vampires”.)

3. When your heart is pounding and your head is spinning in a million directions, you’re not dancing on a solid foundation. STOP! Take 10 deep breaths and visualize your feet having roots that connect to the core of the earth keeping you grounded, “YES 10”, you’re worth it.

This will allow your heart and mind to harmonize and dance again with soul intent.

This  free app has tons of meditations and a community and groups of support https://insighttimer.com/

A few of my favorites also have individual sites you can look into:

Judy Unger, https://myjourneysinsight.com/

Sarah Blondin,  https://www.liveawakeproject.com/

Davidji, https://davidji.com/meditation/free-guided-meditations/

Stretch your body and mind EVERY SINGLE DAY! When you stretch your body you stretch your mind and when you stretch your mind your body will give you more.  

http://docjenfit.thinkific.com/courses/the-mobility-method?ref=deb033

I do these every single day, sometimes numerous times a day!

Oxygen flows were restrictions let go.

~Kerri Elizabeth~

I hope this offers some ideas to help inner restrictions let go and to start to allow flow.

Stay tuned for so much more!

SUNSHINE

 

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The peaks and valleys are why you shine!

~Kerri Elizabeth~

And then…………….A quick change offered me my biggest challenge to rise from the reality of, “what was”, to “what will be”, and how to resonate again with a new perspective.

The changes and traumas whirled me around for 5 solid years, spinning me and challenging my greatest fears and failures and testing my depth and desires, not to mention my deepest intentions and truths, finances and emotional well being, to highlight a few.

I can tell you in a short version without creating a book of circumstances. The circumstances mean the world to me because I lived them, however, each person is individual.

I’m not here to tell you my way is the right way, it is a way. Sharing my techniques to healing on a daily basis, even in the middle of the traumas continues to help me heal as well.

I feel like I can start to share more deeply with you now, ask any questions you would like and feel free to share your thoughts.

This is not to say I have it all figured out.

What I have figured out is that I am enough and whole.

Action is very important and often misunderstood as just a mobile body, of course, this is true, however, the action comes in the process first of changing a thought, having a new perspective, a desire, and intent.

As important as a mobile body, a thought and emotion must be flowing in action, rather than sitting stagnant and festering toxic energy in your body. When the flow is not active it is a critically unhealthy atmosphere for healing, as we all know.

I have been in fitness and nutrition literally a lifetime, I started studying and learning long before I was a legal age to get certified. It is in my DNA to want the best for everyone and after 50+ years, for me too.

This letter is to awaken and create awareness to a weekly letter I will post in between my, “Sunshine” soul writing to share with you my favorite staples that gave me a foundation when I felt as if it wasn’t there.

Also to all the empty nesters, parents who have lost children, like me ( the heaviness and feeling lack of everything, good, bad, excruciating, painful and all the in-between) who lost literally a part of themselves, to the middle age blues playing in your head lost in the middle beautiful people, there is more!   

I love you, Sunshine