KRISTINA'S WEEKLY EMAIL OF THOUGHT-PROVOKING ESSAYS & VIDEOS TO KEEP YOU CONNECTED TO YOURSELF ON THIS JOURNEY CALLED LIFE
A NOTE FROM KRISTINA:
Greetings!

SO, it's been kind of an intense week, right? If strange or frustrating things have been happening in any area of your life, pay attention. That's an area that needs some revision, and more likely, a complete overhaul. Take a look at patterns or habits that are no longer serving you. What do you need to let go of once and for all? It could be actual stuff (hello clutter!), a relationship, career or health issue, or perhaps a limiting way of how your perceive yourself or your life. The gunk is coming to the surface and we need to release whatever is holding us back from moving forward into a more fulfilling, peaceful and prosperous existence! I trust you know what that is for you. If you need a little extra motivation to take action, remember that humanity is in the midst of a profound transformation from microcosm to macrocosm, and each of us needs to do our part to create a better world. It's a process, so deep breaths and one step at a time! For more inspiration and support, here's my PGG Video of the week where I remind you of the struggle of the caterpillar becoming a butterfly and the link for the Instagram post to remind you when you look for love everywhere you can find it anywhere. As always, please feel free to let me know y our feedback about any and all that I'm doing :) Big hug <3 Kristina
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Beauty in the Breakdown
Originally published April 24, 2012

When we are no longer able to change a situation…we are challenged to change ourselves . ~ Viktor Frankl

I recently read about a pill being developed that would erase unpleasant memories, kind of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind -ish. Of course I was appalled. It’s bad enough the American public is seduced by quick fixes to deal with many physical ailments that a simple change in diet and exercise, a reduction in stress, a healthy dose of self-love and/or a little mind/body/spirit elbow grease would take care of. Now they want to get rid of negative memories?! We’re already a society who overeats, overdrinks/drugs, over sexes, over technologizes, overworks and over reality shows to avoid what we’re feeling!

There’s a saying that many athletic coaches and trainers use: No pain, no gain. Yes, that can certainly apply to losing 20 pounds or training for a marathon, but it also applies to our inner workouts. As humans we like to avoid pain as much as possible, but pain can be a very useful tool if we let it. Emotional, mental, physical or spiritual/soul pain shows us where we’re out of wack and where attention needs to be paid and adjustments must be made in order to learn and grow in any area of our lives.

To the extent that you are “asleep,” the Universe is going to use some big ol’ version of its alarm clock to wake you up and give you a big kick in the butt to do something about it. And a kick in the butt doesn’t feel too good, but we all need one now and then to propel us into action . Most of us don’t want to endure prolonged suffering, so the pain forces us to take action. In other words, as I mentioned in an article I was featured in on Well & Good.com , we often need to have a breakdown in order to have a breakthrough.

Remember that without pain we wouldn’t know joy. When we are experiencing something akin to the “dark night of the soul,” think of the caterpillar who thought the world was over just before it became a butterfly, and that “it’s always darkest before dawn.” Sometimes we just need to go there; these are the times that are meant to test our mettle and force us to rise up like the phoenix from the ashes in order to evolve into a better version of ourselve s — and who wouldn’t want that?

So if you’re feeling like you’re about to crack, have been sleepwalking a little too long, or need someone to push you off that diving board, just Let Go , jump in, what are you waiting for? Give me a buzz and we’ll find the amazing beauty in whatever type of breakdown is occurring in your life.

Remember, you can always see PGGs from any month or year going back to 2010 on my website at www.kristinaleonardi.com and visit my social media pages for more inspiration throughout the week! Want to share my PGG? Use my Medium page for friendliest posting version.

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