Hay House, Inc. Author of A Rebel Chick Mystic’s Guide
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I noticed some reoccurring themes in sessions with my clients. This sparked my curiosity, so I began compiling some data, including my responses to their concerns. My book, A Rebel Chick Mystic’s Guide contains the wisdom gained from not only working with these clients, but also, working on my own process of personal growth for over 20 years. I provide my readers with practical tools to shift the life crap that still holds them back, mostly through exercises, journal
prompts, and quizzes. No book can tell you how to live, so my intention is to help you to write your own guide for living.
Rebellion can be a positive force in your life. You can reject what no longer works for you or what causes you pain. You can start creating a life that you love right now. Below are some main pieces of wisdom from my book, to help you start living as a rebel chick mystic yourself:
- Reject your inner critics. These are the negative things you hear in your mind when you’re about to do something bold or brave such as starting your own blog, having a baby (or adopting one), relocating, eating healthier, or quitting your job working for The Man to start your own business. You’ll hear things such as ‘who do you think you are?’ or ‘what makes you think you can do that?’ or ‘what happens if you end up living on the street as a bag lady?’ Others, even loved ones, might have said similar things to you in the past. These things still might echo in your mind at times, not contributing positively to your self-esteem and self-confidence. Don’t listen to these things, whether they came from your own mind, loved ones, authority figures, the popular media, or the mass consciousness. Find a way to ceremoniously rid yourself of these inner critics. Some tell you to make friends with them, but honestly, would you be friends with someone who told you that you couldn’t make your dreams a reality? Kick them to the curb! Give them new jobs. (Scrubbing toilets seems like a good job possibility for them.)
- Rebel against perfectionism. Be your own version of perfect. Cut yourself some slack now and then. True happiness doesn’t come from having an immaculate house and yard, flawless skin, or size 2 body. Also, stop trying to be all things to all people. It’s exhausting after a while to try to be June Cleaver, or Pollyanna, or Mother Theresa, or all three at the same time. Let others rise to the occasion, so that they get to experience the joy of giving.
- Subvert your inner good girl. She’s the inner critic that can be most damaging. Her voice usually starts with a phrase such as ‘You better…,’ or, ‘you should…,’ or, ‘what will they think?’ Early in your life, someone might have told you to be a good girl. They tried to give you a belief system about how to live your life. Now that you’re an adult, you get to decide how to be and live. “Good” comes in many forms. I say pick one that feels best for you, whether it’s sassy, sexy, saucy, peaceful, happy, loving, kick ass, or laid back. Just be you!
- Live your purpose. Life purpose seems so serious of a topic. It can feel hard to live your purpose. You might not know how to schedule it into your life, but it’s simpler than you think. Do what brings you more joy, not just regarding career, but in all life areas. I can almost hear you protesting already, ‘What about my family/spouse/partner/parents/coworkers/kids/friends?’ There you go again, putting others’ happiness first! Fill your well first and then, you will be in a better place to help others. Your happiness helps you to be better at everything you do in life. Remember, too, that sometimes, your purpose is different from your job. You might be a painter, guitarist, singer, cupcake baker, writer, filmmaker, inventor, or other role that brings you passion, but work a day job as a bank teller, waitress, engineer, or office assistant. It’s okay if things don’t intersect perfectly. Include your passions into your daily life. Your happiness depends on it.
- Carve out your own spiritual path. I’m not talking about religion here, but if you find peace and happiness from a religion, this is great. The spiritual path is simply the journey to your true self and to happiness and inner peace. Create a daily practice for yourself that supports this journey. It might be meditation, yoga, prayers, chanting, or sitting on the beach.
Your practice will be yours and yours alone and this is okay. Find what works for you and enjoy it.
possible. She is a rocker chick, life coach, motivational speaker, modern
mystic, and women’s empowerment expert. Her specialty is helping you
to get out of your comfort zone and gain courage to live your best life
possible. She is the Hay House author of the book, A Rebel Chick Mystic’s
Guide, a self-help book for brave, misfit women (or those who desire to
be), which helps the reader write her own guide for living life on her
terms. Lisa has been involved in the healing arts since 1998 in various
roles such as massage therapist, energy worker, intuitive consultant, and most recently, as a life coach. She has studied both formally and informally with many top spiritual and personal development teachers for more than 20 years. Lisa lives in Detroit, Michigan with her husband, JT and a few, electric guitars and some very friendly, outdoor squirrels. You can find out more about her at her website: http://lisaselow.com/