I really enjoyed the books written by Clara Penner (Gentle Steps on the Journey of a Healing Heart and 52 Weeks of Adventure & Discovery for Your Soul) and asked her to drop by The Gal and tell us a little bit more. This is an unusual Between the Bindings because it does not actually talk about writing at all, but I think it still works because it talks about getting yourself in the right place emotionally to be able to set off on accomplishing your dreams. I also feel like it can be read as an encouragement to share your story, whatever way you choose to do it.
Life Happens, but You Can Find Peace
in the Middle of the Storm
I know as well as anyone that life happens and that most every person has a story of struggle, fear, loss and heartache. While those feelings are tough, you can find peace in the middle of a storm.
The question for me has always been...
"How can I ride the emotional wave?"
We all know that emotions happen and that, no matter how far we run or where we hide, our emotions join us wherever we are.
I am sure that everyone reading this post can relate to this energy shift in one way or another. Our emotions are becoming stronger and the techniques we used to use to hold them at bay are no longer working. Our emotions are becoming louder and more unbearable.
Why is this?
The energetic vibration of the world is rising and we are rising with it.
We are all vibrational beings, and are constantly sending out signals, and this is true even when we are not aware of what signal we are sending out.
You most likely heard the saying 'like attracts like'. That is exactly what energetic vibration is - what vibration we send out we attract back into our lives. You cannot pick up a frequency that you are not on. If you are listening to 93.1 FM, you cannot pick up 108.3 FM. To do that, you need to turn into that station. Your energetic vibration works the same way. If you want to feel more joy, for example, you need to align to that vibration.
Take a look at this energetic scale:
Your energetic vibration can be determined by your emotion. If you are feeling shame, for example, you will be sending out a very small frequency and tend to attract experiences and people vibrating at that same frequency. As you move up the vibrational scale, your frequency expands and becomes much larger. Let's take joy, for example. You move up the scale from 20 to 540. That's a lot more expanded, and you will attract experiences and people who vibrate here and that's a great feeling.
We all, at times, feel the up and down of all these emotions, but the goal is to reach for the next emotion from where you are on the scale and become more consistent at vibrating at that level, then move on to the next one. With that said, you will always move around the scale, but you can vibrate on a more consistent basis at a higher level.
This is what the emotional surf is all about.
We all want more out of our lives, no matter what we have, and that's ok. This is why your energetic vibration is important; it's your personal growth. If we are here living now, let's make life the way we dream. That is different for every person and that is ok, too. Our journey is our own, but in order to achieve more, we need to align with the next higher vibrating emotion. The higher vibrating feelings you align with, the more you can achieve your goals. The higher you vibrate, the more your life will be flooded with those things that you have felt like you just were not lucky enough to get. The great news is that it is not about luck, it's about energetic alignment.
Don't just take my word for it. Try it out for yourself. Everything I write about on my blog, Emotional Surfer, are all tools to help you move on up the energetic scale. When you slide down the scale, these tools help you climb back up.
We all have times when we feel the whole scale of emotions - believe me, I have been there and one of the greatest things you can do for yourself is this work. You don't need to be anything but exactly who you are; start there and find your way. No matter where you are on the scale, you can move to a better feeling emotion.
When I started this work, I was at shame on a consistent basis. I, like many people, tried to ignore it, push it down, take tantrums, blame it on everyone else, pout, cry, and feel like life was just unfair to me. All that did was keep me stuck and I just could not stand feeling that way anymore. My life's work is to climb this scale, and to do this, I needed to quit blaming anyone else for my life, to quit feeling like it's only for others, and instead take control of my life.
It's up to you to decide what you want for your life and what you are ready for, but if you are ready, this is an amazing place to start.
This is not complicated work. It's very simple to just reach for a better feeling thought. Surf your emotions and listen to what you are telling you. Your emotions are your guide and are very purposeful.
This is not something that if you believe in it works and if you don't it does not work. It's always working. We just create our lives by chance, not by choice. Once we understand the energetic scale and start listening to our emotional guidance, we can start to create our lives by choice and that's where the magic happens.
This is the reason I wrote both "Gentle Steps on the Journey of a Healing Heart" and "Fifty-Two Weeks of Adventure & Discovery for Your Soul" - to provide guidance to find the best you, the happiest you, the peaceful you, by climbing up the vibrational emotional scale.
We all have these parts within us, but daily life and different situation deprive us of the one true thing we seek: a happy life. These books provide you with tools and support to find those parts within you once again, to find the wholeness and start living life the way you truly deserve!
I recently stepped it up a notch since the world is in the middle of an energy shift, so many are needing tools to apply in their life to get a little emotional relief, and that is why I created the Find Joy Book Club.
In this 16 week journey, we use all the awesome techniques I share in my books, as well as others that I have learned along the way, to climb up that energetic scale and find and vibrate Joy.
Join us and see for yourself.
Lots of love,
About the author:
It's me Clara Penner. Author & Blogger. Here is the scoop on me ...
I am the wife of one, mom of two kids (one boy, one girl, two dogs, and one cat).
I love to explore energetic vibration, which would explain why my chosen career is to assist other lovely creators to live life by choice not chance so they can climb up on the energetic vibration scale and create an abundant life full of greatness.
I also get to share all of the GREAT info I have learned over the past 12 years of learning how to use my emotions to propel me forward and not drag me under with all of my emotional surfing community over at my blog or on social media.
My hobbies are meditation, writing, hanging out in nature with my four legged friends, camping, reading, and I love watching a great movie but truth be told it's the popcorn that lures me in every time.
That is a quick preview of me but who knows what great treasures are still to unfold in this adventure called life.
About the book:
Fifty-Two Weeks of Adventure and Discovery for Your Soul is packed full of adventure and discovery. Each week for one full year, you can choose something that you want to do to infuse joy into your life. Start checking off those things that you are saving for someday.
As you allow your inner child to have fun you may find yourself wanting to be more conscious of who you are and who you want to be, so more of what you want can show up in your life. Through the discovery of you, you can align your thoughts and actions so you can attract positive people and experiences in to your life.
The journal section provides beautifully designed color journal pages to record your adventures and discovery; you can even add pictures and memorabilia to your pages. You can look back on these wonderful memories of you choosing to start living, loving and becoming a part of your life.
Let the adventure and discovery begin!
About the book:
In Gentle Steps on the Journey of a Healing Heart: Living Joyfully through Rocky Times, author Clara Penner shares her family's story of their journey to healing their hearts when their family is faced with the news that their newborn son is affected with severe hemophilia. As their world is dramatically changed with this new unknown future, she must navigate a new path and overcome her fears of the unknown.
Penner describes her family's roller coaster of emotions when faced with the realities of chronic illness, as well as the ways that each person overcame this helpless feeling. Capturing stories of the challenges each family member experienced and the steps to their healing, she shares the amazing triumphs of the human spirit and explores how each of us has the power within to shape our destiny. Transform from just surviving life to living it, loving it, and becoming a part of it! Penner shares the steps her family discovered for everyone to use in their own journey:
Validate the rush of emotions in creative ways.
Evaluate your belief system.
Create a more purposeful life.
Align your life to reach your goals.
Discover the authentic you.
Experience the pure love of family.
Accept the power of you and enjoy the journey of your life.