How I Channeled John Lennon

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John Lennon was one of the most famous dreamers of our time. Dreaming is awesome and important, but problems arise when we become all dreams and no action. I was so guilty of this. I was an epic dreamer. I got high speaking about all the great ideas I had, the things I was going to do, and all the fabulous places I was going to travel. When it came to actually doing something about making those dreams become a reality, I got scared and and it paralyzed me.  When obstacles pop up (which they always do if you’ve got big dreams), I came up with a million and one excuses (none of which were my fault) about why that dream didn’t pan out  and then quickly schemed up a new and exciting dream to talk about. All dreams and no action.

I experienced a false sense of joy and satisfaction because it wasn’t real. I was living in a fantasy world.

By being a dreamer with no action,  I also experienced harsh feelings of failure and often felt lost in the world. It was much easier to float above the clouds and start dreaming again. If you are like me and are a badass rebel, you will more than likely Continue reading

You May Be Right. I May Be Crazy.

If there’s one book you should read (besides mine slated to release in February) it’s The 4 Agreements by Miguel Ruiz. 

Today we’re going to talk about the second agreement, Don’t Take Anything Personally.”

This one is one of the hardest agreements for most people to master and let me tell you…I’m still working on this one. It’s a doozy!

You may be totally right. I may be totally crazy…but if I am immune to opinions and actions of others then I won’t become the victim of needless suffering by obsessing on whether or not you think I’m crazy.

I put myself out in the world on a daily basis by sharing videos, photos and words. Sometimes people say really nice things and sometimes people are just downright mean. Some of the negative comments I’ve received looked like this:

“You would look better with a bag over your head.”

“Her only talent is breathing.” (On a video of me dancing)

“Taraleigh Weathers is friggin annoying.”

“Are you kidding me with this sh*t.”

“Horse-face!”

You get the point. People can be mean. A couple of years ago these comments would have crushed me. I would have forgotten about all the positive feedback I received and focused on these worrying whether or not I was ugly, annoying and had any talent. Since I read The 4 Agreements I looked at those comments in a different light.

“Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality.”

Maybe those people were jealous. Maybe they were bored. I don’t know what motivated them take the time and energy to try to tear me down, but it’s ALL about them and not at ALL about me. People who are happy wouldn’t write these things about someone they don’t even know in real life. It’s obvious they’re suffering and I feel compassion for them and forgive them. Knowing it has nothing to do with me allows me to move on. It allows me to be immune to the opinions and actions of others and kept me from being the victim of needless suffering.

The same goes when I get positive feedback. I won’t let all the awesome things you all say about me go to my head because nothing others do is because of me. It’s pretty arrogant to think what others say and do is all about me. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality…so if you are taking the time to give someone positive feedback it is a projection of your own reality. If you find yourself trolling message boards and leaving mean comments about people think about what that means about you…since it’s ALL about YOU and YOUR Reality.

Don’t give a flying fart what others think of you and you’ll be free to be you in all your freaky glory.  <<<Tweet this

Is this concept hard for you to put into practice? I totally get it. I get a lot of support around this since I’m a human being and as a human I have an ego.

What are you taking personally right now? How can you apply this agreement to the situation? Let’s talk about it. Join the conversation.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I’m grateful for you.

Love and light,

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10 Practical Ways to Raise Your Positive Vibrations

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Every thought or feeling has a vibration that can be measured. The reason you want to raise these vibrations is to become high enough to connect to the power of intention. That place is the sweet spot where you feel joy and happiness, and your dream life will become your reality.
Perhaps Dr. Wayne Dryer put it best in his bookThe Power of Intention: “What you may fail to see inside is a result of how you choose to process everything and everyone in your world. You project onto the world what you see inside, and you fail to project into the world what you fail to see inside. If you knew that you were an expression of the universal spirit of intention, that’s what you’d see. You’d raise your energy level beyond any possibility of encumbrances to your connection to the power of intention. It is only discord acting within your own feelings that will ever deprive you of every good thing that life holds for you! If you understand this simple observation, you’ll curb interferences to intention.”
Wayne, you are awesome and you raise some wonderful points.
To read the ten ways to raise your positive vibrations click on the MindBodyGreen Logo and let’s get high, people!
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xoxo,
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Follow Your Intuition or Get Bitch Slapped

I was thinking about what to write my blog about this week when I decided to take a moment to be silent. I took a moment to listen to my intuition and it said to write about intuition.  My intuition told me to write about intuition. It’s so self-centered always wanting to talk about itself. Haha!

I am going to share with you two stories. One where I followed my intuition and one where I didn’t.

Story One: I Tried to Catch the Flu

I went to college and majored in dance. I loved to dance and I spent a lot of time auditioning for companies and shows. My heart and soul wanted to perform. I was doing pretty well, but I didn’t have health insurance and I never knew exactly how I was going to pay my rent. I got the opportunity to teach dance at a public school. My intuition was screaming, “Nooooooooooooooooo!” My parents, friends and family were screaming, “Yeeeeeeeesssssssss! Everyone kept telling me how lucky I was and what a great opportunity it was. I was offered a salaried job with really great health benefits. I heard a million reasons from other people as to why I “should” take this job…so I did totally ignoring my intuition.

I was grateful to have a job and on paper it seemed awesome. In reality I had 35 kids in a tiny room trying to teach them to dance. If one of the kids in my class seemed really sick, I would get close to them so I would get sick too. When I was driving there I would fantasize getting into a car accident so i wouldn’t have to go. One day I hurt my back really bad and the doctor said I couldn’t go to work and I actually yelled, “Woohoo” in his office. I was excited about being hurt because I wouldn’t have to go to work. Those were signs from my intuition. My intuition was like, “Lady…you better start listening to me!” Those voices couldn’t be silenced and they were getting louder and louder.

I wish I could tell you I quit that job on my own, but I didn’t. I was going to, but then they eliminated my position which was such a blessing. I thought, “Heck yeah Universe! Thank you!” I received unemployment for a year and during that year I really found myself and started on a journey where I listened to my intuition most of the time.

Story Two: My Intuition Knew What My Domain Name Should Be

I have owned a lot of domain names. Yummyday.com, taraleighweathers.com, rockoutwithyoursoulout.com, taraleighlove.com, hothealthylove.com and others that I can’t remember. I have always wanted my domain name to be taraleighlovesyou.com for years and I would always listen to other people instead of my intuition. They would tell me  I should have a domain name that is shorter, taraleighlovesyou is cheesy or no one will remember that domain name so at the last minute I would chicken out and change it to something else. With the other domain names I never felt proud of my name. It felt like a dress that is really cute on the hanger, but when I put it on it just didn’t fit right. I really don’t like it when my clothes don’t fit right so eventually I had to listen. The day I purchased taraleighlovesyou.com is the day my business changed. It became so authentic. Everything else fell into place. My peeps came to me because the people I want to work with love that taraleighlovesyou is my domain name. Maybe they think it’s cheesy…but they love cheesy! If you don’t like cheesy things then you probably don’t like me either. I am the queen of the cheese.

Do you have a story when you followed your intuition?  Do you have a story when you didn’t? Share your stories by writing a comment below.

xoxo,

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You Are Invited to My Phishy Garden Joy Party

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This morning my friend Cora told me that she was having a conversation with God/the Universe and asked him what to do.  She was feeling very low on energy and he simply said.  You need to have more fun and hang out with your friends.  He also said that she needed to talk to me.  I also have conversations with God/the Universe in the morning and this morning I asked him how I could help people to have more fun in their lives and he simply said, “Dance with them.”  I immediately asked him to dance with me and we had a lot of fun dancing to Carly Rae Jepson’s “Call Me Maybe” while I made my bed.

After I got dressed and went downstairs I felt called to make a video for you all.  I knew I wanted to dance with you to “Garden Party” from Phish NYE at Madison Square Garden.  Watch the video to find out why I picked that song.  So…if you want to have some fun today, dance with me 🙂  I would be honored <3

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xoxo,

Taraleigh