AREN’T WE ALL?!!

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” –Benjamin Franklin

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Dearest Still Playin’ With It Readers and Followers,

It has been my honor and pleasure to have shared with you over the past 5 months. Don’t worry, I am not going anywhere…well, anywhere as a writer, at least. I just want to take a moment to thank you for reading. Therefore, I am dedicating this 25th post to YOU!! Some of you have read one. Some have read all 24. Whether you attempted a sentence or have followed each post, please know that my utmost gratitude is melting into the keyboard right now. With over 2,400 hits in 5 months, from twenty some countries, I am proud and speechless. Well, maybe not speechless. Definitely not wordless. 🙂images (5)

Still Playin’ With It came about as a gentle force of the universe. Numerous people had told me to write a blog. Simultaneously, life was bringing me many treasures. Treasures wrapped in what I thought was shit at the time. This “shit” has been the foundation of my platform to teach.  And with that, I decided to step out. Sometimes the only thing you need to get you where you want to be is a leap of faith. Still Playin With It is exactly that: a huge leap of faith and now it is my bliss!

From Inner-Tubing to Imatard. Uatard. Avatard,  I have enjoyed every bloody second. From Hero I Go to For The Love of Legos, I have blossomed as a person, let alone a writer. In the midst of Service and throughout How to Kick Ass In One Easy Step, my personal evolution has grown and sprouted pretty wings. You have been a part of A-Wake and thee heartbeat of Tootsie Rollin’. Thank YOU for Rockin the Vote and for Shakin, Rattlin, and Kickin (serious) ASS while holding my hand and my heart.

images (3)I would like to send gratitude and love to an inspirational writer. Thank you James Clear for sharing your vulnerability as a writer and teaching me through your words. My utmost respect and gratitude for igniting in me the courage to share with anyone, let alone with the entire world. For more on James Clear’s amazing writing, teaching and inspiration, visit his website and read the article that pushed me to “Lead at Scale”: Leadership at Scale (Why I Write).

For my family: you are the true essence of My-Me. I love you with a love that surpasses my body, soul and spirit combined.

For my friends who have not stopped believing in me nor my abilities: hold on to the reigns…it’s about to get wild…(wilder Natgeo. I promise!)

images (2)Typos, Punctuation, Grammar, OH MY! More Pictures! Less Pictures! Facebook, tweets, insta-crap, linked, pinned, and tumbled! I feel like I just got beaten to a pulp from writing that sentence (which wasn’t really a sentence at all, by definition.)  Thank you for your grace and patience with me as I continue to Still Play With It.  For perfect example: Why are some of these links I have attached purple and why are some blue? Why do some of my paragraphs get separated and others don’t? Why won’t that fucking picture move to the left like I am telling it to?! HA!!!! What a fun, and frustrating ride it IS! images (1)

As a writer, especially the writer of a blog, I am thrilled at the amount of awareness it has brought. I am constantly on the “look out” for inspiration. I find my ears perk up when I hear or read things I want to incorporate. I am hyper-sensitive to the words people that I respect are speaking. I am observant of all that is going on in my world. Being present allows THE RADDEST INFORMATION TO SHOW UP!

Mindfully learn, hear, and witness the world as it unfolds in front of your eyes. Listen to that small voice in your head that is igniting (link to Delta Delta Delta) a passion in you! AND FOLLOW YOUR BLISS PEOPLE! PLEASE!

I love the words I wrote in last weeks post:

“Que Sera Sera! Whatever will be…WILL BE! The futures not ours to see…but ours to create! So start dreaming!”

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I have a ton of inspiration brewing in my pores…and I was thinking of adding some appetizers in this weeks post. I have decided I am going to wait…and let it percolate a little more. However, I will tell you this: I have sprinkled a few photos throughout this flow. These photos are of a place I will be traveling to in just over a week… Bali! I will be there for 15 days. I will be doing yoga, SCUBA diving, writing and being. Seeing what unfolds and reminiscing on the ride. I would love to be connected to each and every one of you on this trip. Accordingly, I ask you this: please take a moment to connect energetically with me. Pray for my adventures, my inspiration and my courage to follow my bliss. AND, I WILL see you on the flip side. Again, thank you.

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ACTION                         TRUTH                    POWER                            JOY

LOVE           AWARENESS            BLISS    ATTRACTION

GROUNDING              POSSIBILITY             FUN!!!

 

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Que Sera Sera

“IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, YOU CAN DO IT.”
-Walt Disney
IMG_7371I am aware and ok with still traveling through this space of FOR-NOW.  FOR-NOW can last a few weeks, months, or shit, probably years if it is to. I believe though, that there does come a time when we move ourselves out of the uneasiness of this space between. In other words, we move ourselves out of FOR-NOW and into WHATS-NEXT. Virtually by creating your future. And allowing the law of attraction, or natural attraction, as I heard it recently (:->) to unfold.
My mentor said to me today: “Life is an experience. What do YOU want to experience in your life, Rebecca?” We chatted about experiences we both were having that showed up because we desired the experience.  Open your eyes to what is in front of you. Show up. Show up everyday…ready to experience life. If you show up in your life, so will your dreams.
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Most of us, myself included, tend to worry instead. Instead of showing up and seeing what is in front of us, we focus on the hows. How will this happen? How will we land that dream job, etc.? Mike Dooley, creator of Notes From the Universe, reminds us to not focus on “The Cursed Hows.” He speaks of how they get in the way of our dreams coming to fruition. Think and focus on the end result and don’t worry about the momentary unknowns.
Worry gets us no where. Not here, not there, not anywhere! If you haven’t yet, sign up for Notes from the Universe HERE. They are awesome.
Matthew 6:34 says, “Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself.” Have you noticed that when you are stewing about something, the only thing happening is the brew of worry gets thicker and worse? Eliminate the doubt and trust the process to get you there.

Now, I am not naive to think that this isn’t an easy feat for many of us. I know it is a shift. A shifting
IMG_6876 of your mind, beliefs and way of thinking. Think of something you want to manifest in your life…a new relationship, your ideal job, a new friendship, skydiving, taking a trip to a far off land…and see who and what shows up. Whether with the equipment to do so or the guidance to push you in that direction, it will be there.

Chatting with a friend the other day (probably while I was worrying about something that has not happened yet) she shared a quote with me: (Thank you DD!)

“If you have one leg in the past, and one leg in the future, you’re pissing all over the present.” -Dee Staah

IMG_6331Ain’t that the shit? Stop straddling the present. Get out of your over-achieving splits, and stand firm, grounded in this moment. Even with your thoughts: we jump from one to the other, and then to another without even connecting the dots of what the hell just got me to the current thought. Now, this isn’t necessarily a BAD thing, if you are tuned in to when it is time to STOP and refresh your screen. What I mean is this: if you are ruminating over negative thoughts…and it is going no where, and you are tinkling on yourself, take a deep breath and change the channel. Literally. Change the channel in your brain. I discussed the inundation of info and media in Insta This. Check it and be CHECKED!

So, SPWI readers I challenge you this week to ask yourself: What experience do I want to have? Write it down. What emprise is waiting to be discovered?

Remember this word from Delta Delta Delta: Apotheosis. It’s definition: “The highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax.” Seeing that first historic landmark in Rome, receiving your first killer paycheck, witnessing change in your loved ones, or landing your first flight…all possible and all beautiful examples of the climactic experiences you will and can manifest.

The means to discover your APOTHEOSIS is to show up, remain the course, and believe that you will and can EXPERIENCE your life.

Que Sera Sera! Whatever will be…WILL BE! The futures not ours to see…but ours to create! So start dreaming! 

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“The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day your realized why.”
Mark Twain

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!” –Henry David Thoreau
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 I see or have heard that a few of you moved into the land of “FOR-NOW!” Rad. Thank you for joining me in this magical space. It’s always better when accompanied by a tribe of amazing souls, who are open to admit, authentically, where they are FOR-NOW. For those of you that share with me how Still Playin With It (SPWI) is inspiring you, teaching you, and strengthening you…thank you! YOU inspire me, too (AL Parrish!) Please keep the conversations going by sharing the links on your Facebook page or simply sharing with me how SPWI made you think a little more, laugh a little harder, or accept your call to adventure!
WARNING! WARNING! This weeks blog: “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner” is going to be brain stimulating, science filled, and neurologically explosive! If you are up for it…read on!
IMG_2028Wrapping up what we learned in Do Do or Doo Doo? Let’s look back at our Do-Do program…

Step 1: What do I DO, already?!  Step 2: What do I want to do and aren’t doing quite yet? Step 3: Identify a small path to get there?

So lets put a little more focus on Step 4…

Step 4: Focus on the feeling you want to have once you have accomplished your DO. I will feel energized. I will feel strong. I will feel accomplished. I will feel sexy, confident!

What are some feelings you want to experience once you set this action in motion? If this is difficult for you to dream of…DO IT, whatever “IT”! Then see how you feel, and go from there to create more of that feeling. Did it help you feel sexy? Confident? Strong? Motivated?
IMG_4627Now what does that feeling produce or where does that feeling come from? We know from Shake, Rattle and Kick ASS! that there are actual chemicals that our brain releases when we are moving our bodies. Endorphins burst out the gate when our bodies move. What are the ways to release the domino effect of Endorphins and Serotonin, you ask? How can I get that “runner’s high?” SEX and EXERCISE are two pretty damn good ways! Natural, body producing, magical chemicals INSIDE OF YOU! Not only are we giving our bodies and minds the magic of forward motion, but we get a natural high, of sorts, while doing “IT”! Truly a win win win!
6292Let’s put these feelings into MOTION PEOPLE!! Isaac Newton tells us to move our booties or our booties will stay stagnant. Newton’s First Law of Motion states, “An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.” Thus, an object will continue moving at its current velocity, whether actually in motion or at rest, until some force causes its speed or direction to change!

Huh? In SPWI terms: Start moving to stay moving! Objects (our bodies, too) tend to keep on doing what they are doing, in the absence of something that pressures it to become unsteady. Also, if something is at rest it will stay at rest unless acted on by differing stimuli. You are stagnant,
IMG_1945maybe even complacent…and then…you lose your job, you get dumped, the doctor tells you that you have high cholesterol…or you feel icky about the way your body looks, or feels most of the time…(all examples of an unbalanced force). Stop for a moment, take a deep breath, and ask yourself what this may be in your life?
The same holds true for those Spaces Between or the land of FOR-NOW. If you feel you are ready to move from this place you are at right now, you must make some forward movement, according to Newton, in order to continue moving.
LASTLY, HEAR THIS: That pesky “unbalanced force” is exactly what YOU NEED to move you out of FOR-NOW and into WHATS-NEXT! 🙂
Getting moving is the hardest part of your journey…and the most rewarding. 
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 LOVE LOVE LOVE, Rebecca