I work with people who know that they’re supposed to be making a big contribution but for reasons they can’t quite pin down, they’re just not doing it. I help to light that inner spark that sets their revolution in motion.


A prayer for re-awakening your soul

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She was with you when you were born.
Coaxing you gently from the Light through the portal of
Great Mother, whispering breathe
as you exited the tunnel and opened your human eyes
for the very first time.  She rejoiced when you uttered
your first cries from the darkness.
This is a different kind of light.

She was with you throwing the things you disdained
to the ground, the first time you discovered hands or felt betrayed
by your mother, your best friend, your first love,
or the daylight for not lasting as long as you wanted.

She was with you every night, painting dreams behind your tired eyes,
holding you when you were scared.  Protecting you from the monsters,
granting you wings to fly over glistening, slumbering cities as you marveled
at how easy it is for your heart to glide.
The first time you learned
the power of believing.

She was with you, nudging you gently in the direction of what you most
love, showing you how certain alignment can feel, as you spent hours laughing,
dancing, rollerskating, drawing, reading, collecting shells or gluing tiny pieces
of model planes together.

She was with you when you proclaimed what you were here to be,
at that birthday party, when some adult asked every kid at the table,
one by one.  

You said you wanted to be
a panther
and everyone laughed.

That was the first time you ever felt doubt.

She was with you, even then.

The first time you believed you and your instincts
were broken, something wrong with you,
needs to be fixed.

The first time you learned that shining can be unsafe,
that you might be too much or
not enough.

She was with you when someone taught you not to trust
the magnetic pull of what you love.  Suspect the things towards which
Desire gently draws you.

The first time you learned that love must be earned
by pleasing another and forgot
that love is what you came from,
what you are.
And that which you Are
can never be taken away or given.

She was with you every time you suppressed her,
told her to be quiet,
chose the things that gained you more outside approval.
Taught her that you don’t trust her.  Her clarity is too frightening or
she is too dangerous to listen to.

She was with you as you learned not to rock
the boat, make waves or ripples.  The first time you accepted
less for yourself in that job, relationship or home.

And over the years, as you pushed her further,
she learned to curl up in the smallest corner of your heart.
She learned to dim her light to a tiny ember.
And she fell into a deep sleep,
silenced.

And you began to need things outside of you to guide you.
For how could you trust the guidance of your
unworthy vessel?  How could you trust Her guidance,
when you could no longer hear? You made your books,
your boss, your friends, your partner,
others’ dogmas of brokenness
your guru.

You learned mantras to fear your own power,
wore out prayer beads with hymns of self-hindrance,
sung novenas of diminishing
light.

Until one day you woke up to find you had lost yourself.
The life you had built was glaring sharply back at you,
the hazy colored lenses had been pulled back
and you could no longer ignore that this
was not the life you had dreamed of.

The words in that bible of brokenness now felt hollow and
alien.  You did not know who you were anymore.
What you had originally loved.  You felt confused about your
purpose.  You had forgotten your gifts.
Out to sea with no anchor,
a terrified kind of floating.

But She was still there,
waiting, hibernating.
Quietly waiting for you to reach into the caverns of your being
and take the outstretched hand she had never withdrawn.
A tiny, glowing cinder of Truth, waiting to be brought back to life.

And She is here now.
In the moment of your darkest confusion, she whispers…

Will you finally venture forth into the wilderness of your being?
Will you take the forgotten, unknown roads that most fear to travel
to reclaim the sacredness of your singular purpose?

Are you willing to drop all the excuses the world taught you for why
you cannot trust your heart…Why you must put off your Desire…
Why it is dangerous to take a leap with this strange pull as your
only evidence, your only “proof”?

Are you willing to brave a choir of unbelievers as you take
each brave step towards living the life
you came through the portal to live?

Are you willing to face the monsters of your mind, the litany of
excuses for why now is not the right time?  

Are you willing to overturn the layers and layers of illusion
that is your perceived shattered-ness?

Are you willing to finally be nothing but truthful with yourself…
Face all of the ways in which you have been bullshitting yourself…
Look in the mirror and see the damage you have done by choosing
your ego over your soul, believing voices
that were never your own.

There will come a day when you can no longer ignore Her.
When the pain of comfort will be too great.
When the tiny strings of misalignment will become
a resounding symphony of unbearable cacophony.

You will come to this fork in the road and you will know
it is time to choose.

Forego comfort for a fully lived life.
Or forego Life for comfort.

I hope that on that day you will rise to meet Her.
I hope that you will light a match to Her ember.
I hope that you will unleash Her guidance upon every
sacred corner of this one, beloved life you’ve been given.

I hope that you will honor all of creation by honoring Her inside of you.
I hope that you will never again let ego be the ruler of your soul.

On that day I hope that you will leap into the the Tunnel of the Unknown
and surrender to her divine guidance, even when your mind thinks you’ve
truly lost it.  I hope you will continue to take the scary leaps she asks you
to take.  The ones you’ve known for so long are ripe to be taken.

For that will be the day you will re-enter the portal of the Great Mother,
the way you did many years ago, when you first breathed your way into
this life of light.  That will be the day that all of life re-awakens inside you.  

That will be the day when you will join the Love that you are, always were
and always will be. That will be the day that you remember
that the greatest act is to return ourselves and others to Love
through the gift of our unique, unhindered & true
expression.

And that
will be the day when you will be
reborn.

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The sacred link between self-care & effortless abundance

Lisa Fabrega January 2016

That’s crazy! Are you sure that’s going to work?!, my client incredulously exclaimed over the phone. It was the end of our session together for that day and I had just given her an edgy assignment as her “homework” for the next 2 weeks.

She had been stressing out about money for the past few days and now was supposed to go on a 2 week vacation to Costa Rica that she had booked over a year ago. She was considering canceling her vacation altogether because she needed 2 more clients on her roster in order to have enough money to pay all her bills by the end of the month, after she got back from her vacation.

How could she go on vacation and be so “irresponsible” when she knew that at the end of the month she’d need those 2 clients? Shouldn’t she just stay home and work hard to get the clients and ensure her financial situation?

Maybe.

But, when I asked her to take a deep breath and get really present as to what her desire truly was, her soul spoke loud and clear “I need to go on this vacation. I need the break.”

Then that’s what you need to do, I told her.

2 weeks later she was back from vacation. We hopped on the phone for her next session.
And the first thing out of her mouth was: wow Lisa! I cannot believe this actually worked. I ended up having two clients email me out of the blue while I was on vacation saying they wanted to start working with me. And two more people signed up for another group program I had opened up before I left. I actually ended up making more money than I needed and now have a nice little chunk of change in savings. I didn’t “do” anything, it just flowed to me.

Exactly.

There is a sacred link between self-care & abundance. A profound one.

I’ve taught it to my clients in private for years and it is even one of the hallmarks of my Impact™ program. Whenever the Impact™ participants get to this module, the posts in the forum about crazy amazing things that were manifested go into overdrive!

Every single time I teach my clients about this link, they manifest abundance in a way that feels easeful and that is truly aligned with their soul. And it is a totally counterintuitive link that is not so easy to trust when we first hear about it. But it actually does work.

I want you to think about what happens when you engage in an act of self care.
When you make that time for yourself.
Give yourself the space to hear your soul, relax, feel your heart.

What happens when you allow yourself to enjoy your life and feel pleasure?

You feel expansive.
You feel good.
You feel happy.

The Universe responds to energy. To the frequency at which you are vibrating.
So when you are vibrating a frequency of joy, expansiveness and goodness, that’s exactly what the Universe sends back to you–things that create expansiveness, goodness and happiness in your life. Abundance is one of those things.

When you feel like an open, expansive container, the Universe gets the signal that you are open to receiving and it sends abundance your way, because your energetic container is signaling that it is ready and open to receive.

You don’t have to “work” for those things.
You simply need to change your vibration and focus on the things that make you feel GOOD.

Engaging in self care is the quickest, easiest way to feel good.

There’s another thing that curiously happens when I give my clients the homework of engaging in self care when they are stressed out about finances or responsibilities.

When we make the time to prioritize our nourishment and love ourselves unconditionally through acts of self care, we unconsciously affirm our inherent worth.

It’s easy to forget that we are born worthy. That we are of value and worthy simply by breathing. In this masculine-paradigm world we are taught that worthiness and value are only proven once we have killed ourselves working. We can only relax once we’ve driven ourselves into the ground for the day.

But in the new paradigm of bringing the sacred feminine back into our lives and our great work, the opposite is true. In this new paradigm, we are not broken things that need to prove our value. Abundance is not something outside of us being withheld by some being that will only give it to us if we prove our worthiness by working ourselves to the bone.

In the new paradigm of doing our great work in the sacred feminine we are worthy by virtue of being. We are whole. And all we have to do is work on our energy field, to invite in the abundance that is already ours to claim.

Your mind can easily forget that. Get caught up in feeling that you are not worthy to charge the prices you want to charge, who do you think you are to ask for money for your work or how dare you invest in yourself at such a level without suffering? and so forth…

When we engage in self care we are unconsciously re-affirming our inherent worthiness to our subconscious mind. Engaging in self care not only tells your ego gremlins that you are of value, but it also sends out the vibrational frequency to the Universe that says “I am of high value because I take this time every day to care for myself”. The Universe then translates that as “I am ready to receive evidence in my world that I am of high value, my work is of high value and the prices people pay me reflect that high value”.

Forget about having to battle it out with your limiting beliefs, or working for months on flipping a belief that you don’t deserve money or that you are not worthy.

The easeful, more feminine way of taking care of this abundance issue once and for all is to simply affirm your value and worthiness every day by engaging in acts that affirm your value through self care.

Simple. Easeful. Quick.

I have had moments in my soul aligned business where the sh&t was hitting the fan, we had $50 in our business account, had no idea how we were going to pay everyone, were in the middle of a launch and had so many things due or overdue.

The old masculine paradigm would have told me, keep working, bust your butt until this is taken care of and figured out. Every time I tried that, it never worked.

Instead, I began to choose to trust that the Universe WANTS me to feel good and will send me good things when I prioritize feeling good.

I experimented on myself. And the experiments worked.

Every time I chose to walk away, take a long bath, take myself on a weekend hiking trip to the mountains of Panama…did the things I loved and focused on self care, the money magically came rolling in and the ideas to solve the problems we were facing flooded in. Any aligned action we took to assist in that felt good and was not depleting, because I was nourished and ready to get back to work when I needed to.

Everything worked out.

Now this principle is so important that I teach it as one of the main modules in my Impact course and watch the forum for that course blow up with amazing stories from clients as they apply the same principles

Depleting yourself is not the answer and it never has been, love.
Can you think back to any moments in your life where depleting yourself actually manifested true, long lasting, sustainable abundance/money?

Probably not.

Your ego might think you’re crazy for turning to self care and pleasure during times of financial squeeze and/or stress (like my client’s ego was telling her that day in the story above), but when we prioritize feeling good, the Universe gets the message that you prioritize good things and it will send you more good things.

So tell me in the comments below–how will you prioritize self care today?
Do you have any amazing stories of how self care helped you manifest more abundance?
Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you.

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ps: My Soul Adventure™ retreat in the South of France (Languedoc) is all about self care, nurturing the sacred feminine practices in our lives and manifesting abundance through pleasure and play. Have you checked it out yet?

You can check it out here and apply before 1/29 to get another form of abundance sent your way in the form of amazing early bird pricing. But only if you apply and sign up before 1/29. Click here to apply and book a chat with me.

 

 

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She’s calling for you. Will you listen?

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photo by Kym Pham

Ugh.
I spat the words out as I shut my laptop.  A vague sense of disgust mixed with
a deep exhaustion that seemed to rise from my very soul.

I had just finished writing 37 emails for a new creation I was announcing to the world.
37 emails written exactly as I had been taught to write them.
And I was bored out of my mind and drained as I typed the last word and added a period to the last sentence.  

It wasn’t a total disembodiment.  My heart was always there in what I wrote.

But it was the tricks, techniques and frameworks that I was tired of.
The frameworks that had provided so much helpful instruction for me when I was first learning them, now felt like tired cages around something inside of me that wanted to burst out in a million colors.

I was tired that these were the hoops I had to jump through in order to be seen and “convince” people to want to join me in this new offering that I had birthed as such a deep labor of love.  Have you ever had to convince someone of something? It sucks.  And it’s draining.  But this is what I had been taught.  So I did it, shrugging off the slight sense of misalignment it gave me as “resistance”.

As much as I believed in what I was inviting my community into, as much as I had seen the work and what transformation it created…following that industry template of inviting people into this sacred work felt very much like just being a slightly more authentic version of the same mannequin that is used in every single store.  Perhaps different clothes.  A few bulges and wrinkles drawn on to denote more “realness”.  But still.  It was the same mannequin.

It had been a busy year.  A successful year.
But I was tired.  Soul-weary.  To a point that was not acceptable to me and raised a red flag.
I had nights where I lay in bed feeling empty, questioning the meaning of it all, of my work. 

I was filled with a strange longing that I could not pinpoint.

At first I thought I was longing for a lover.  A great love affair.
But soon it became obvious that it was not another person I was longing for.
It was an affair much greater for which my entire body was calling.

It was a return to my sacred creativity.
A remembrance of the sacred feminine within me.  The part of me that creates art.
It had gotten lost along the way and the moment I shut my laptop in disgust I realized it.

Boredom. 

There it was.
A glaring sign that something was entirely off.
Because life is anything but boring, so when we become bored we have become disconnected from the divine within us–the very thing that gives meaning to our lives and keeps us going.

Boredom is a warning sign.

I should not feel this way about my work, I thought, as the realization churned within me, making me feel even more nauseous.

Something was terribly amiss.

I had been an artist my entire life.  When I was 6 I wrote my first song lyrics on a tiny scrap of paper I found on the floor next to the bathroom trash can.  I sang it in there, the ceramic tiles providing the perfect place for my voice to echo and give the song the slightly haunted feel I was going for.

On weekends when most of the girls in my school were out meeting boys, shaving their legs or buying cute outfits, I was drawing furiously with my cousin in a sketchbook, or hand writing and illustrating my first book.  Helping my mother sew curtains and plaster wallpaper on my dollhouse.

As I grew older I filled notebook after notebook with otherworldly dreams from the night before, envisioning them one day as a magical collection of odd stories or movies yet to be made.  Often, when journaling, I heard instructions from the divine, telling me that to be a creative was how I was here to inspire others.  As a child I always knew this.

I majored in English in college, won poetry contests, read my written works to a large audience of people.  Sculpted.  Took photographs.  Sang.  Taught myself piano and guitar.  I went on to study acting and get an MFA, all the while painting, singing and creating.  

And then I started my business.
And the more I learned about marketing and selling the more my creativity began to move into the background.  And now I was here, bored, feeling like a machine after having written 37 emails, the same emails dressed in different clothing, that I was tired of writing, over and over again.

This is not a rant against marketing or selling.  

There are many who rant against it who are actually covering up their own shadows of scarcity and justifying their own unhealthy beliefs about money by making marketing and money “evil”.  That’s not what I’m doing here. I love marketing and I think it is a beautiful service to humanity when done in alignment with one’s unique soul gifts.

And I want to make it a point to say, when we are new at something, we naturally look for frameworks that will show us the way.  It’s a necessary step in our development to seek out structures and ways others have done it before us and it is important.  

Mastery often requires practicing what others have done first, taking what works for you and discarding the rest eventually.  I did this when I started and I learned a great many helpful things that I still think apply today.  If you look at Picasso’s early works, you will see his painting was very traditional as he was learning.  He didn’t move into his unique expression until he had mastered the other techniques first.

One cannot skip straight to mastery if one has not learned the basics first.

But at a certain point, like many of the people I support today in my work, I started believing the claims that “unless I did it this way, nobody would buy what I was offering”.  That the popularly accepted way was the only way to be successful.  And if I didn’t follow this exact step by step technique, my soul’s work would go crashing down in flames, all because I hadn’t created a false deadline or used some special NLP trick in my marketing.

And so I began to view the generally accepted marketing frameworks as wiser than me.
And I surrendered to them.  And though I still appeared creative and unique to many people, I knew that deep down inside, I was not letting my creative genius soar as much as it was capable of soaring.

And that meant I was disconnecting from my internal sacred feminine.
The creator part of me and that is in all of us.
The womb from which all potential springs.

Instead I was subtly molding myself to fit an old paradigm of running one’s own soul aligned business  in which the masculine is hyper-emphasized and the feminine has little room to breathe.

Ever feel guilty for taking a break?
Tried to take the weekend off to do nothing or go to the beach but you can’t stop thinking about the work you aren’t doing while you’re off enjoying yourself?
Eat rapidly in front of the computer to save time or eat crappy food because you’re busy?
Never have time to take a luxurious bath or have 10 minutes to sit with yourself in the morning?
Feel tired all the time but can’t figure out why?

When was the last time you touched your body, slowly and felt the little hairs on your arm rise up in pleasure?  When was the last time you gave yourself the space to be and do nothing?
Dance naked without a care?  Read a book that has nothing to do with your business?
Travel somewhere just to be overtaken by its beauty and to have a soul experience, letting the land work on you and teach you…instead of only traveling to conferences and events where you will be taught more information in a workshop or in front of a powerpoint slide?

When was the last time you created something that was so utterly, uniquely you that no one in the entire world could ever replicate it?

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Whenever I ask these questions of the people around me who feel called to create something that is aligned with their soul and serves the world, a certain realization begins to spread across their face.

Take time off?  But I can’t.  I will stop making money.
Give myself the space to allow the answer to come?  I can’t afford that!
Everything I built will come crashing down!  

Dress for a photoshoot like I really want to?
But that’s not what I see “successful” people doing!  

Market in the way I feel guided?  But that’s so different than what I have seen out there and what the gurus say has been proven to work!  So I can’t afford to make a mistake and go with my gut, I have so much riding on this launch!

Invest in my own pleasure and joy, instead of investing in a business program?
I can’t afford that right now.

These things are symptoms of an illness my love.

They are symptoms that we are caught in an old paradigm of doing our great work in the world.  An old paradigm that completely disregards the feminine and over-hypes the masculine in business.  A paradigm that says we are broken and cannot trust the creative instincts that spring from our soul.  Where killing one’s self with work and driving ourselves into the ground with action is the only way to prove one’s worthiness, be successful and impact the world.

The masculine energy in all of us is the part of us that creates the structures, pushes us forward to succeed and get the work done.  The feminine is the part of us where our creativity resides, where we create, dance in pleasure and give ourselves space to feel our way into our latest creation.

The masculine is necessary, without it we would get nothing done and be in an idea and dreaming phase our entire lives, and in turn we would be miserable because as humans we need a balance of both, an interplay.

But tip over too far into the masculine and you have lost all your creativity.
You have burned out creators who feel disconnected from their purpose.
Who may be making great money but can’t figure out why they still don’t feel happy.
Or who may be following all the “formulas” but are still not making any money…because they are not honoring their own unique creative instincts which would make them stand out as thought leaders in their field.

In the old paradigm, the masculine ruled supreme.  There was little room for the feminine to give input.  And we have suffered for it.  I still see so many of us approaching our soul’s work and our businesses in this way.

There is a mass of people seeking a more balanced way of offering their soul’s work to the world without having to kill themselves and their soul in the process.

We are craving creative offerings instead of the same cookie cutter frameworks we have become accustomed to seeing.  And as a result, the old ways aren’t working as effectively anymore.

The new paradigm of creative leadership is bringing the feminine back into the way we offer our great work to the world, so that there is a better balance.

That means bringing back our creative instincts and trusting those as much as we trust time tested techniques.  It means honoring one’s process vs. pushing for fast but disembodied results.   It means tapping into your soul and asking yourself how much money feels aligned to make this year, vs pushing for six figures because it makes you look important.

The new paradigm of integrating the feminine back into our leadership believes in giving one’s self space to hear one’s soul, while taking aligned action.  It champions one’s own soul and creativity as the only “guru” you need.  

It understands that time for pure pleasure, experience and enjoyment is not only fun but actually a crucial ingredient in creating something truly unique that impacts the world profoundly.

And yes, we must still learn the frameworks that are required for all of us to learn mastery, just like Picasso and all the great artists and world-changers did.

It’s time for us to reclaim the sacred feminine within all of us, whether you are a man or a woman.  I just so happen to work with mostly women (and enlightened men too).

If you want to truly be creative and stand out in your unique soul gifts that only you are here to be bring to the world–those gifts that were gifted only to you to create sacred impact…
then it starts by reclaiming the sacred feminine within you.

It means learning how to balance work with play.
Redefining your relationship with pleasure and joy.
Expanding your capacity to do nothing and enjoy it.
Honor your process while taking aligned action.
Trusting in the answers unfolding on their own time, divine time, and not pushing.
Prioritizing space, joy and time to just be in the world without “doing” anything.

And these things are not easy to re-learn.
We are still in the old paradigm, coming out of it, but still in it.
And it’s easy to fall back into fear and old beliefs that we must work ourselves to the bone to be worthy of success.  That we will somehow be punished and be poor if we follow our own creative instincts and deviate from the norm.  That investing in things solely for pleasure is not as much of a priority as something more structured and masculine-oriented.

The only question remaining, then is this:

The sacred feminine is calling to you.  She is calling you back to your creativity.
Back to the truth of who you are.  Back to your innate joy and pleasure.
Back to profound happiness with your life, back to meaning and depth, back to nature
and being a citizen of this beautiful world…

will you answer her call?

With devotion to your soul,

 

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ps:  A return to the sacred feminine is the EXACT theme of my Soul Adventure™ retreat, taking place in Languedoc/Provence, France this year.  For 5 days we will be entirely focused on answering the call of the sacred feminine.  Re-learning the sacred feminine practices of play, creativity, joy and pleasure.  We will run through fields of lavender and flowers, drink wine and play in the French countryside and end with a sacred pilgrimage to the cave where one of the bastions of the sacred feminine herself lived for 30 years, Mary Magdalene.

If you’re ready to reclaim your creativity, joy and reconnect with the sacred feminine within so that you can truly stand in your unique soul gifts in your work, you can apply for a chat with me right here.  Before 1/29 there are amazing early bird pricings and many payment plan options, so click here to learn more, apply and let’s get on the phone and get you back into connection with your pleasure, love.

 

 

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the glacier that saved me

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It was 1am.
This was a strange land, filled with magic, so it was not yet completely dark.

The sun had set at 11:30pm.  We had stopped to have a picnic lunch in the volcanic fields in front of the Black Waterfall and since then had been riding in our warm, cozy camper vans
for the last few hours, silent in our excited anticipation.

And then I saw it through the window.

It was a blur of car doors opening and shutting, feet shuffling, to get a glimpse of it in the half-light.  A few yelps of awe emitting from the small, 7 person party I was traveling with.

And there it was.  

I was standing in front of Vatnajokull’s glacial lagoon, Jokulsarlon.
Vatnajokull is one of the largest glaciers in all of Europe and is 2,500 years old.
It is one of the most famous glaciers in Iceland.

And as I stood there, with massive blue-ice icebergs creaking in the profound silence, I watched a perfect crescent moon reflected in the lake in front of me, as two seals came swimming by, a picture of pure joy and freedom.  

How is this real? I asked myself, stunned by the sheer perfection of this scene before me.

For the last year I had been undergoing a dark night of the soul.  A period where I was questioning everything–who I was, what the purpose of my life was, whether or not things had any meaning, what I was actually called here to do…

I had hired coaches, psychics, intuitives, tarot readers, shamans and even therapists to help me find my answers.  Nothing had helped so far.  I was panicked at this feeling I always had…

floating in the middle of the Universe with nothing to hold onto, as I described it to one of my coaches at the time.

What had always been so clear to me before, had become muddied in the last 16 months.  I was frozen in a panic all the time because I was terrified of what this confusion would do to the business I had built…would it make me lose everything?  Would people feel confused and therefore stay away?  Would people want to hear about the new directions I was being called into as my business evolved along with my soul?

One night in the middle of a panic attack, as I sat there soaked in sweat, begging the Universe for answers, a sign, something

My heart whispered a tiny, almost unnoticeable word: travel.
And my ego freaked out.  

That costs money, I could be spending this money on business building programs or more coaches to help me figure out why I feel so stuck and confused.

I need to figure. this. out.  What good is traveling going to do?  

I can’t afford to spend money on such extravagances when I need to worry about how I’m going to keep everything up and bring in income all while going through this confusing period.

Everything seems to be hanging in the balance here, going on a trip somewhere is not the answer–what if you’re just escaping from the problem.  Isn’t that irresponsible to do this now?

But my soul, she kept pulling me to go..  
She kept saying, I want to go.  I need this.  Trust.

Well I had already been trying to figure things out the logical, “responsible” way, and no coach, book or healer had been able to give me the answers I was looking for in over a year.

With nothing to lose, I decided to listen to my soul.  I picked a country that I knew nothing about, but that had been calling to me–Iceland.

And now here I was standing in front of the most jaw-dropping thing I had ever experienced.

 

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Jokulsarion in the daytime, after sleeping at its banks in our cozy, warm camper van.

A strange thing began to happen.

I felt the icy block of fear, anxiety & confusion that I had been feeling about my purpose and my place in this world begin to melt.  And underneath was my raw, pulsating, tender heart.

Warmth rushed up through my chest and into my whole body and tears began to roll down my face.  My body began to shake, overcome by the absolute wonder of this thing I had the honor of standing in front of.  

A living altar demanding tears as worship.

Do you know what it is to stand in front of a thing that has seen the world change and evolve for a thousand years? That has literally carved out mountains and cleaved the earth in two?

Do you know what it is to experience, not with your mind or eyes, but with your BODY, a thing of such beauty and wisdom?

To feel the heart of a thing 2500 years old, beating in rhythm with the song of all of existence, in rhythm with the blood running through your very veins?

It does something to you, let me tell you.  To your body.  To your soul.
You are never the same again.  In the best of ways.

I felt this glacial Elder beckoning to me, surrender.

I took a deep breath and fell into its metaphoric arms.  I sat down by the banks of its lagoon.
I was so overwhelmed by the beauty of this miracle before me.  This snowy, gentle beast pierced its gaze right through me and beneath the power of its ancient witnessing, I wept like a child at its banks, my tears mixing with its salty water.

I felt the kind warmth of a divine father holding me as I released all of the confusion and frustration I had been feeling for so many months.

I emptied myself out into the vast pools of love that this icy behemoth offered me.

And then suddenly, for the first time in 2 years, everything inside of me was silent.

The fear, the confusion, the brain chatter, the suggestions of all the mentors I had hired, the lessons from all the books I had read, the shoulds and the should nots, the limiting beliefs that ran like a tape through my head…

they just stopped.

I spent the next 5 days traveling through this world in a state of total emptiness.

 

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The silence of this vast, magical land overwhelmed and drove out everything inside of me that was unnecessary to my essence.   And all I was left with was pure presence, pure experience and… ME.  In my purest, most raw form.

The red, raw truth of my heart, beating.
Finally, the space I had been needing for so long in order to hear myself.

In Iceland, I came back to the basics of what was actually real for ME.
None of the bullshit that weighed me down or the petty details of my life, mattered here.

Perspective on what truly mattered to me came as my days were dedicated to letting this land do its deep, energetic work on me.  It was continuously emptying me out of all the stuff I had accumulated over the years that was preventing me from hearing my soul’s truth.

One afternoon, after filling my thermos with clear water from a spring underneath a waterfall, and drinking it (the most delicious water I have ever tasted), I lay down on the ground, on the edge of a cliff overlooking an endless field of rivers and dried black lava and I felt an ecstasy and freedom moving through me that I hadn’t felt since I was a child.

 

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Selfie to capture my joy after drinking pure spring water from a waterfall.

Jumping into natural hot springs with not a soul in sight,  surrounded by icy valleys.  Driving next to wild packs of Icelandic horses.
Witnessing waterfalls that flowed upside down and watching the sun set over the place where Jules Verne began his tale, A Journey To The Center of The Earth, I began to get connected to what had been wanting to be born for 2 years, but that the “noise” had not allowed to come through.

I didn’t know it at the time, but Iceland, I found out later, is considered one of the great  “power spots” of the world.  A country that the earth is still giving birth to.  Where the paradox of ice and fire co-exist.  

A place that empties you out and finally gives you the space to hear the truth of your soul.

And why should we care about giving ourselves the space to hear our souls loud and clear?

Because, my love, your soul holds the blueprint to your purpose, your calling, the most epic, joyful life that you were called here to live.

And it’s when you finally give yourself the space and magic to HEAR your soul, that the divine blueprint for your life begins to become crystal clear.  And anything you’ve been feeling confused about, foggy about…it vanishes.

The plan magically unrolls before you and suddenly you know.
You know what decisions you need to make, what you need to say, who you need to say it to.

This was the gift Iceland gave me.  That is its magic.

I learned that there are some places on this earth that function as “shortcuts” to our growth.
They amplify our progress and allow us to step into our power in a way that a book, coach or program cannot do.

There are places so full of potent magic that they allow you to clear out years of limiting beliefs..years of confusion…years of fears holding you back from stepping into the abundant, soul-aligned life you were born to live..in just one moment.  Just like my experience in front of the great Vatnajokull glacial lagoon, Jokulsarlon.

It became so clear when I was in Iceland, that this is part of my purpose, to create the space for you to be able to hear the voice of your Soul and from there align every part of your life with your soul.  

If you want this to be a year where you truly step into the life and business you’ve always wanted.  If you want to draw in true prosperity like never before.  If you want to make this the year where you connect to your soul more deeply than ever before, then I would love to invite you to come with me this year on a Soul Adventure™ to Iceland.

We have only 8 spots for this magical adventure.

(Men and women are both welcome for the Iceland trip)

With devotion to your soul,

 

ps: want a sneak peek at the itinerary for this trip?  This is just a small bit of what we have in store for you…

Our itinerary will include:

  • A visit to the Blue Lagoon Spa, Iceland’s most famous hot springs and one of the 25 Wonders Of The World.  Soak with fellow soul travelers in this amazing place.

 

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  • 2 days/nights in Reykjavik, sampling the local fare, where we will visit the “elf & fairy school” (and you can get certified!)  The people in Iceland still very much believe in elves, trolls and fairies and it is a rich part of their folklore.  Later we will see all of Reykjavik from the top of its tallest tower (see below)

 

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  • A boat tour through the glacial lagoon, Jokulsarlon in front of the icebergs of the 2500 year old Vatnajokull (one of the most beautiful and largest glaciers in Europe)

 

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  • Stops at Secret Waterfalls, the black sand beach (Vik) where two rock formations are said to be two trolls frozen in time, swimming in a natural hot water river, sleeping in front of glaciers and other magical locations (Iceland is FILLED with them)

 

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  • We will end our trip at ThingVellir–a UNESCO World Heritage Site, sacred to the Icelandic people.  It is the place where you can actually see the continental plates divide.  It is said leaving a wish here amplifies it!  We will end here with a ritual to set your intention with powerful earth energy.

 

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Now the only question left to ask is this, are you ready to connect with your truth like never before, give yourself the space to hear the voice of your soul and step into the prosperity and leadership you were born to embody?

Then I’d love for you to check out the Iceland Soul Adventure here.

There are tons of more pics and information over on the Soul Adventures page for you to get more info and apply for the trip.

Just click on the Apply Now button and we’ll get you set up for a chat with me to see if it’s a good fit.

pps:  Currently there is an early bird price where you can save hundreds, on the Soul Adventure™ of your choice, but only if you sign up before 1/29.  So make sure not to wait on this.

If there are any details you need to work out, just apply so we can chat and I can help you figure it all out.  I believe if you really want something and want to make it a priority that everything else is figureoutable!

 

 

 

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My fave (and f.r.e.e.) goodies to call in your best year yet!

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I’ve been on vacation for the last week and a half, working minimally and taking lots of long, amazing walks by the ocean every morning.  What a way to clear out my mind and get clear on my intention for the day (not to mention great exercise–I’m averaging about 6-7 miles a day and all the while I get to listen to my fave podcasts like Lore and Serial).

Speaking of clearing your mind and getting clear on your intentions…
Today is the first day of the new year and that means new opportunities to release the old and welcome in the new!  While we have the opportunity to do that every day, there’s something extra magical about knowing many people are celebrating a new year on the same day.

It’s the same reason why I always have group components in most of my offerings–because group energy can really give us an extra kick in the bootie or a laser focus on goals we want to achieve and provide that extra support we need to make them happen!

So while the energies are supporting us in releasing the old and welcoming in the new, I wanted to gift you with a bunch of yummy freebies to start your new year off right!

I was reflecting this morning on how deeply grateful I am to have you in my community and I have to say, I’m really lucky to have you.  One thing that is special about our community in particular is how soul-savvy you all are and how engaged.  

Cheryl (our amazing Customer Support Specialist) and I enjoy reading all of your lovely letters reporting how much a blog post helped you, or how you had an aha on one of the videos or teleclasses we offer.  We get so many that we actually gather them together into a “love notes” list that we send out to the whole team every Friday.  It really brightens up everyone’s day!  

We really love hearing from you and love your positivity and determination to be a YES to your soul’s desires.  How did I get so lucky to have your bright, beautiful soul with me?
Out of all the people you can be subscribed to, you allow us into the sacred space of your inbox and that means something in today’s busy-ness.

Thank you, for being here, showing up and entrusting us with your heart’s desires.  We are so honored to be the companions to your soul journey!

NOW ON TO THE FREEBIES!

Our most popular blog posts of 2015

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2015 was a bit of a rough year, but rough years sometimes mean writing gold as I shared all the ups and downs with y’all.  As a result we had some of our most popular and shared blog posts this year, with quite a few posts going viral on social media.

You may have missed a few of these, perhaps you joined our tribe after they were published, you were super busy, or you read them but would like to read them again… below are our most beloved, commented on and shared posts.

We got mega letters from you all on all 6 of these and they all hold lessons that you can use to release what no longer serves and focus on what you DO want to bring in.  (I’ve indicated what lessons you can learn from each post so you can hop into the ones that correspond with the lessons you want to learn and the things you want to release/welcome in, in 2016)

Plus you also get to be entertained from me falling on my @ss and go along for the roller coaster ride that it is to be a soul-led artist, creator & business owner :-)


9 Lessons From A Year Of Epic Failure

The most raw, reveal-all post I’ve ever written.  But hey, if you are here, you know I believe in leading with authenticity and vulnerability.  None of that “I’m so perfect I never struggle” BS.
To me, the spice of life is in the dark moments as well as the light.
In this post that was shared over 1,200 times, I walk you through the 9 lessons of one of the most difficult years for my business I’ve ever experienced.  

Learn the 9 major things I learned and how they can be applied to your life or business in 2016.  

Why I let my soulmate go
A true story of how I met one of my soulmates and had to release him.  This is a story that examines great love, the true meaning of devotion and the miracles that happen when we apply soulmate level devotion to every aspect of our lives and businesses.  Really great to ponder as we examine our relationships, our level of connection in our lives and what level of devotion we want to give to putting our great work out there in 2016.

The beautiful stories that people shared in the comments make it worth the read alone! I was in tears reading some of y’alls stories!

You deserve to be fully met
This blog post came about after having an experience with someone I was romantically interested in who was being kind of a dead fish :-)   I had a conversation one day with my friend Dyana about it and she said some magical words to me that changed my perspective on why that relationship was never going to work… AND it gave me a huge burst of clarity on WHY I had been feeling so burned out for the last 2 years.  

This post is great if you desire to call in relationships in all areas of your life in 2016, that fully meet you where you’re ready to be met, nourish you and allow you to thrive and flourish.

Beware of the mythical “neg”
Now this article…it went VIRAL let me tell you.  I have never seen my Facebook feed blow up as much as it did with this blog post (with the exception of the first blog post I mention above).
It REALLY struck a chord over something that is soooo subtle, that we often have a hard time putting words to it.

You know those people that always seem to say nice things but you always walk away feeling slimed?  Well that’s what this article about.  I wrote this after having an experience with a man on social media who tried a very famous and very degrading tactic on me that is used in the “pickup” world, known as a “neg”.

This post is about how to set boundaries, release guilt for saying no to passive aggressive behavior and welcoming in healthy relationships with people who truly support you at a core level.  Because we all know when we have great things to do, support and being surrounded by the right people who will allow us to thrive is crucial.  

If that above is what you want to bring in for 2016, definitely check this post out.
The comments on this one are really great too :-)

The gift of being invisible
In 2013 and 2014 (and a little into 2015) I had a weird astrological configuration that happened with the planet Saturn which literally rendered me virtually invisible.
Suddenly men stopped asking me out, my voice got skipped over at events…it was an experience I had never had.  It completely ripped away all of my ego’s need for validation and it was one of the best things that ever happened to me.
I tell you the whole story in this post.  

If you’ve been wanting to focus on releasing ways you compare yourself to other people and want to heal the ways you still get hooked into needing external validation and approval to feel good, this is an excellent post to show you how to do that.

Why lost is the best place to be
This was my first two part blog post and what a popular two-parter it was!

If you’ve ever felt like you can’t figure out what your real purpose is, what it looks like or how it should be expressed… if you feel like you’re in limbo…then this post will make you feel better.

I tell personal stories of feeling lost and the beautiful lessons that come from allowing yourself to surrender to being lost…and the miraculous events that happened once I surrendered to it.

A super uplifting read and a great post to read if you’ve been feeling lost and don’t know WHAT you want to welcome in.

 

Our favorite free mini-video master classes

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A magical app was released in 2015 at the beginning of the year called Periscope.

It gained 16 million users in its first 4 months of release and I hopped on that bandwagon as quickly as I could.  Why?

Because it allowed me to teach LIVE mini-master classes and provide helpful tips and tricks to you all and literally be there in real time interacting with you.  I LOVE that!

As a result, I have TONS of recordings from this year (for several months I did a video every single day!) which I’ve been told by those who are aware of them, have been watched over and over because they are a virtual treasure trove of no cost motivation and inspiration.

If you’re a creative, business owner or any type of creator, you should absolutely download this app (it’s free and you can get it from your phone’s app store) because it is one of the best, most fun marketing tools I’ve ever come across.

I love it because it allows you to be in your pj’s hangin’ with your tribe, serving your people.
And I get to interact LIVE with many of you, which I friggin’ love.

I’ve got all the videos we could save up in one place.

Click here to access tons of helpful videos, mini master classes, meditations & more.


Our favorite meditations

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It’s no secret.  I am a MASTER at creating awesome meditation.  And I love them.
I create them on the spot at my in person retreats and the people rave.
I create them on the fly for you all as gifts for coming to my classes and also as gifts..just because!

Below are my favorite ones from this year.
I’m hoping to put them all into one meditation package in 2016 that will be available for purchase, so you can have all my favorite meditations in one place.  But for now, here are my top 3.

These 3 meditations will allow you to release the old, welcome in the new, connect with your soul’s answers and draw in abundance in every area of your life in 2016.

Click on each link and it will automatically download to your computer!

Enjoy!!

Releasing Meditation

Higher Self Meditation

Gratitude & Abundance Meditation

 

Where to get more freebies, all year round!!!

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On Christmas Day I woke up and went for a long walk…looking like Dorothy from Oz apparently…


A very famous colleague of mine once said “Lisa, I swear you are one of the most prolific writers and creators I’ve never met…you never stop putting stuff out there.”

And it’s true.  I have Mercury in Leo, that means I am a communicator to the nth degree.
Sometimes I feel I have so much to say that I will never get it all out of me.

Luckily Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope and my blog exist.

I literally post stuff on each one of those channels every single day.
I gotta get all this stuff out of me and share it with you!

So I want to invite you to come join my communities there, because that way you will get freebies every day, several times a day…

you can get a free Masters of Soul Aligned Living if you so desire, given the sheer amount of high value content I put out there for you on a daily basis (giggle).

We even have free Facebook communities where we can talk about all things Soul Aligned Life™ or Soul Aligned Business™.

So here’s where you can find me online to get more awesome stuff.

Facebook:

My personal page (for daily inspiration, several times a day)

The Soul Aligned Business Community (for soul aligned business owners)

The Soul Aligned Life Community

Instagram

My absolute favorite place to play and be creative, I post stuff on here that doesn’t make it anywhere else!  

Add me/follow me by clicking here →  (LisaFabrega) or find me on your phone’s app, so we can keep in touch and for exclusive content you won’t get anywhere else.   

In 2016 I’ve got contests planned to give away a plane ticket to your dream destination and more, and this will ONLY be on Instagram.  So come find me and follow me to make sure you don’t miss out.

Periscope

Download the free Periscope app from your phone’s app store and come find me @LisaFabrega to get notified when I’m on live and join me for free coaching and more!

Or you can head on over here (make sure you bookmark it so you remember) to watch the latest video recording.  But it’s so much better to be on live, so come find me on the app on your phone and give me a follow so we can stay connected!

Twitter

If you love using Twitter, you can get lots of great daily content from me over there as well.  My Twitter handle is @LisaFabrega.
Follow me there so we can stay in touch.

 

How good can you stand it?


Whew! That was a lot of yummy stuff I got to give you there.  So excited!
Did you enjoy it?  

I hope you devour it all with abandon and that it helps you release, clear and welcome in more of what you want in 2016.

I love you, thank you for being here and here’s to a phenomenal 2016 filled with the soul aligned life you desire!
With devotion,

 

ps:  Just a few more days until I announce my most EPIC offering yet– Soul Adventures™!  Three adventure experiences to sacred locations around the world.
I cannot WAIT for you to see this beautiful offering AND we only have 24 spots open...but more than 24 people on the waiting list already!

→  If you get on the waiting list here, you will be the first to hear about it. ←

We open applications to each of the Soul Adventures™ on January 4 ONLY to our waitlist.  So hop on the waitlist if you want to be first to find out.
This will be first come first served, so make sure you get on that waitlist!

Otherwise you’ll have to wait til January 6th and I’m not sure how many spots will be open by then!  

Hop on the waitlist to be the first to hear about Soul Adventures™ on January 4th.

 

 

 

 

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