Journey to the Stars And Things I've Learned Along The Way REBECCA COOLEY Journey to the Stars And Things I've Learned Along The Way REBECCA COOLEY Journey to the Stars And Things I've Learned Along The Way Copyright ©2022 unavidacreations & Catalyst Action Coaching All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law. Print editions printed in the United States of America. First published 2022. GGKEY:91Z9Y9HK0JY unavidacreations & Catalyst Action Coaching 5540 Centerview Dr., Ste. 200 Raleigh, NC 27606 catalystactioncoaching.com Special Thanks! Stuart, Tammy James, B. Free, Dave, Tara, Jaime, Mary, Betty Caro For my fellow travelers TABLE OF CONTENTS 01 WORDS 02 THINGS 03 QUESTIONS 04 WISDOM Words Feed your soul with activities that Reflect back your wholeness, Create joy and Uplift your spirit. When your actions are no longer rooted in, fueled by, driven by, or motivated by: fear, lack, anxiety, stress, resentment, revenge, avarice, retaliation, abhorrence, avoidance and instead are a natural rhythmic outpouring of your soul, then you are in alignment. And in those moments when you thought you were all alone, if you only knew that all of humanity was right there with you. All things at once. Everything exists at once. Give attention and energy to yourself. Bravely face all the reasons you have let the scales tilt. Be a brave student of yourself. Get real as to why you have become unbalanced in your actions, in your life. Then readjust, recalibrate. Find your rhythm once again. The rhythm aligned with your true self, your true nature, your heart, your power. Embrace all phases of life. Be graceful. Be timeless. Know the truth of beauty. Beauty is timeless. Formless. It is not something that can be lost or gained. It is not to be connected with fear. It is inherent. It is the movement of a soul. It is the purity and honesty of a soul walking in truth. It is grace incarnate. It is everything one is born with and one dies with. It is you. It is me. It is everyone. Dear Body, You are a good body. Thank you for being my body. Thank you for all that you do for me all day long every day. Thank you for your form. You are a beautiful wonderful body at every stage of life. I am so grateful to you, my body. It’s ok to create boundaries even if no one understands, even if others disagree, even if it inadvertently hurts someone’s feelings. You can say no for any reason. You don’t have to tolerate things that aren’t for you. You can absolutely choose. Looking at what is shadow is brave. We must all break up with our parents (and parental substitutes, authority figures). We must all stop relying on them or their opinions. We must stop seeking their approval, their acknowledgement, their appreciation. We must stop wanting anything from them at all. Calibrate to your own vibration, your own internal compass, your inner power & strength, your peace within. Feel the stillness as you find a new rhythm. Stay connected to you. We choose each day if we want to fight for our life. The foundation of deep- rooted confidence is self- acceptance and self- compassion. Make "mistakes" often and love yourself through them. Find the playfulness in your flow. Move - your future self, your future life, the one you spend time hoping for, striving for, wishing for, wanting, desiring - along the continuum to it's rightful place in the present moment. One of the most important things that you can do is decide to get out of bed. To be done with goals and striving is not the same as being done with life. Settle in. Enjoy. You are enough. You've done enough. You have enough. It's enough. You are choosing a different path, allowing a different way to emerge. A way of personal power personal love personal acceptance deep connection with self. Life is fleeting. There is movement. There is absolutely movement in life. But the movement that feels like it's about achievement and striving is actually about moving through an internal barricade of "stuff" that has accumulated over a lifetime that is blocking you from you, and you from your life, from your vitality. Without the "stuff", you will flow. You will be fluid once again. Forgive when you are ready. In your own time. You are free. Even when people act with bitterness and avarice, you can hear the pain under their voice and their demeanor. Give every hurting person grace and compassion, patience and understanding. This is how peace is born. Be gentle with yourself. This is a lifetime of behaviors and strong neuropathways that are shifting and shattering. New patterns are being created. Be strong. Be patient with yourself. Trust your process. Welcome the discomfort of change and growth. Only give what feels good to give. The gifts are big and small. "Today, I give a moment to acknowledge all that has been given to me." He who walks alone walks with everyone. Hope is an illusion that keeps us locked in a future vision. The miracle exists today. Everything you want for your life and yourself is available now. It has nothing to do with hope or effort or work, and only to do with lifting the fog, dispelling the lies, shattering the illusion, and knowing wholeness and completion are always in the present and do not exist in the future. There are infinite perspectives. In all interactions, act with patience and kindness.