So if you noticed, there's a lot of Shifts happening for me, the Fam, teams and Businesses. I am so excited about life today and it hasn't always been that way. In fact when I took the leap of Faith a lil over 3 years ago I had a really Big Dream and No idea of How yet. I sometimes love to put the cart before the horse, start pushing the cart myself, then find the horse and teams to move the cart more efficiently.
Well with the Dream, Business and Personal Brand, yep I did the same thing. Thankfully I have some Got her Done skills that I have been able to use along this journey to keep enough funds coming in to give me the time to deep dive into learning more of What I love and want to share with the world. I now get to enjoy more Quality family time, plenty of time for Personal development as it starts within me, time to nurture, guide and grow with those along the way ready to learn an easier way to Shift our own Shitake to enjoy more days. We don't have to agree, we Can disagree with kindness, compassion and grace so we have and create a safe space to be authentic, vulnerable, real and raw. Some of us may not know what that is, I get it, I understand and Boundaries plus communication are key for sure.
As I Partner with more Beautiful Sisters & Brothers that are ready to invest in themselves. others and build an inclusive community of Humans ready to find Creative, Fun solutions to live more and more in Wellness., while creating a life you love to live your best life. I am especially talking to those Mamas that are feeling frustrated, tired of feeling like doing all the right things, sometimes back n forth between procrastination and perspiration and yet there feels like something is missing. You've heard about Self care & Wellness and with the chaos of life the Most important Me time, to Recharge & Reset is most likely last on the To Do List.
Hi, that was me too, after so many times & years of being told and not being in the space to hear it with love, I realized the True importance, Yes, even as a Busy Working, Mama and all the chaos of life. When I am not taking care of myself first and I decide to show up anyway. The Mama that shows up, isn't always open to hear how others are feeling, may not even take the time to ask or care about finding out more. Again I get it, I am / was you too and if I can shift it so can you. Best part it's not about My way or the Me way, it's in the finding solutions so the We way so more of us, can find grow and share more of our Strengths rather than staying stuck in the weaknesses.
So Before I get in to writing a novel, when it’s a Blog, Bottom line for me, Change Begins in Me. Not My Fam or Team, in me, I had to get my Mind right and in alignment with my Desires, I had to start being my own Best friend instead of my worst enemy, I meant it well, those that do it too, mean well as well. Learning to give myself Love, Grace and Compassion while holding myself accountable for my actions and distractions, was key for My Shift and I am thankful.
Until next time, please know you are Loved, you are Not Alone and We Can make the Shifts to Live a Life we Love waking up to. I Believe in us and I Believe we can make Partner with and Invest in ourselves and all the people we are aligned to connect with along this Beautiful Journey of life.
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Thank you, I appreciate you, I am Enough and You are too. What am I grateful for each day and what Can I do today to bring me more love and joy in life in the Everyday? See you next time.
Have you Fluffed up so many times you feel unworthy, unloved, disconnected and alone? Sometimes so much is going right and yet still all those things and feeling angry, Not good enough, don’t know where to turn. You may have beautiful loved ones in your life that just don’t know how to support or help. And when they or we do, it’s clumsy or even worse causes harm and you may too.
Even though they and we mean it with Love it shows up as Fear, Judgement, Ridicule and Not Good Enoughs. Btw the way our kids pick up that stuff too, in fact you may be even more like me and you’ve struggled with this since Middle School or earlier. You may have at times now or in the past had suicidal thoughts and tendencies, depression or even attempts, you're not alone. I’ve been there too many times.
In fact I wanted to end the pain and hurt, the feelings of worthlessness, failure, not good enough, damaged goods, not worthy of Life, Happiness & Abundance. The only thing your good at is service to others, doing what you're told not what you want, you only matter if you do the right things, Do, Do, Do, Put on a happy Face, Smile, Don’t show your emotions, don’t let anyone in, don’t trust anyone, they’re only out to get you, Fear, Anger, Rage, Belittling, Don’t Do that, You can’t do that, you’ll be in pain, the rest of your life will be full of pain inflammation and Dis-Ease, getting worse and worse over the years.
And the progression for me began around Middle School the Age my Daughter is now, my Dream Come True and a Big hint, She’s the Why behind my investing and deep diving into My Personal Development, Parenting classes, books while Healing me, Change Begins in Me.
By the time I hit Middle School to say my balloon was Full, ever expanding and leaking out on Everyone I love, would be an understatement. Btw, Side note, SoulShoppe out of Oakland it's a Workshop given at the Schools and where I learned the balloon reference. Kids and Adults don’t come with owner manuals, we are all doing the best we can and thankful for better outside resources today.
My suicidal thoughts, self harm and escapism began slowly and continued from then up until now this past Monday, June 7th, 2021, cause yet again I am human and make mistakes, I fluff up, we all do on Shitake. Thankful for the people, resources and tools I have in my life today as those thoughts are very few these days and if they come, they are fleeting thoughts today that are Released with Love, Compassion, Kindness, Grace and Forgiveness. Forgiveness & Gratitude have been keys for me.
The Self harm manifested in so many ways from fighting & lashing out to drugs and alcohol, overworking & overdoing for others, showing up in obligation rather than invitation, acting like a martyr, a know it all, the neener neener my whatever is better, talking shitake, hoarding and buying to fill the voids & pains, overstimulating, understimulating, pills, Dr’s, Dis-Ease, Inflammation, Ridicule & Judgement of self and others.
I’ve attempted and done so many things from my youth on, even getting so drunk when I was a new mom, I hoped & prayed I would run into the hill or off the cliff so Jazz could have a better life without me in it.
I thankfully and gratefully have had many beautiful human angels that sometimes gracefully or clumsily (and I too) and a higher power of my belief that I know today why it wasn’t meant to be.
Many may scoff at why I didn’t seek out more help and Dr’s. Oh I have from my Grandma when I was younger and throughout life, so many ways and times I’ve reached out. It makes my head spin and whirl from the experiences and Blessed by the Lessons, Thankful and Grateful today.
The Bottom line is I needed to truly learn How to Shift my own Shitake, even when others do harm, they and I really don’t mean to, sometimes we're just clumsy and ungraceful at it. Thankfully I have beautiful kids in my life so I can observe, learn and grow for me and hopefully for them too. Change Begins in Me.
In the next 2 parts, I’ll share a little more of what I’ve had to do for me and my family, so we could find more Inner Peace and Happiness, the Things in Life that are Priceless to us.
Thank you so much for Reading and if you’d love more support, check out my Free Private Facebook Group Hardcore & Heart Centered Caretaker Souls, where we support each other in being our best selves. Encouraging, Empowering while honoring Pauses as needed to make shifts for our own alignment and divine timing.
I’m also in the midst of revamping my low budget course on How to Shift your Shitake, Cause that’s the bottom line, I’d love to help guide & coach you on your journey of shifting the Shitake in our lives that has kept some of Stuck & Stagnant in Mind, Body, Spirit & Home Wellness for far too long. We have a weekly group call, where we check in and deep dive a little more on ways to shift it through Mindset, Motivation and Movement with a lil more Play, Fun and Ease. It has helped me shift so much it crazy and I’m thankful.
See you soon for the next 2...
Starting even further back than the First picture in the main image, in 2005 I was in a stress filled job, marriage & life, I was over 200lbs and filled with Dis-Ease throughout my Mind, Body & Spirit. Just like back then, in 2019 I found myself Doing it again, doing all the things everyone else said was right for me, as I thought I was Not Good Enough to make Good decisions. From then til now took a lot of Inner Shadow work and Releasing, it is an ongoing process of learning, growing, sharing and loving myself & others as I always Longed & Desired for me. I am an Aries and for most my life I jumped on impulse & reaction especially if it felt like I was rebelling or saving. In this journey so many times in my quick actions in the moment without the pause, I barreled over places, things and people that were heart centered and I couldn’t see at the time, when I was caught up in the Race of Life, thinking I didn’t have time to Pause & Meditate, when that’s exactly what I needed most. I learned, when I take the time for me to honor and love myself more, the joy and happiness started showing up more in my life. I found when I got caught up in pushing harder, working harder, desperation of not being enough and doing everything for everyone but me, I was depleted Mind, Body, Soul, Spirit in Family, Friends and Community, I forgot about me, up until now. In 2019 I started doing a lot of looking back to learn the lessons so I could move forward with my Dreams, the reason I took the leap of Faith, the whole Belief in PurpleCrystal333. What I realized was, the feelings I had, stemmed back from unresolved & unreleased traumas, triggers, fears & survival mode, so that meant I had Inner work to do. For me the Desire to be Living a Dream while Building a Heart Centered Business and Brand for myself, family and loved ones, Seasoned & New are Worth it and the other souls that Feel this way too are Worth it. Because I know Deep in my heart if we are willing to do the Inner Work, have the Hard Conversations with Love, Grace & a Safe Space, We CAN Release the Shitake that held us back from BEing & LIVEing our Own Best Lives from our Heart Centers. Instead of roaring back at us, them & the world, taking a pause…
What would we need if it were us & What would Love do in this moment?
The Rising Phoenix symbolism isn’t a one and done symbol. It symbolizes the many times I have burned to the ground in my beliefs and actions and no matter what I Rise from those Very Ashes and Soar like the Unique and Gorgeous Phoenix that I am.
If this resonates with you, find the courage & valor in you to invest in you...3 Days, 7 Days, 28 Days, 7 Weeks whatever you choose, each and every day for what you CAN Commit to for you.
Take the time to Wake up in Gratitude to start the Day, take 5 to 15 Mins 3 times a Day to Celebrate You (Your Choice) Meditation, Yoga, Dance, Affirmations, Singing, Napping, Gaming (What Brings you Joy, Confidence, Peace & Inner Quiet?), Notice throughout your day thoughts, things & actions that bring you more Fun & Ease rather than Worry & Dis-Ease and at the end of the Day, end with Gratitude & Release of all the challenges, worries & fears so Lessons Can be learned with more Love & Grace. Learning our lessons and allowing others the Love & Grace to do the same. I know for me, the more Gratitude I have and the more I Re-Lease to Live more Ease, Life shows me how I can Live & Share my Dream. Thank you.
I’d love to hear if you choose to try this and see how it feels for you. I love hearing how others find ways to bring more Love, Grace, Joy and Fun back into the Everyday, it’s not just for Vacations, Days off, Retirement and Weekends.
Btw, for me it was a Bonus to add different Essential oils to my routine to Support & Level it up even more, either way, you find and Be your Best, Every Day.
Wowzers, that was a lot more than I thought I was going to Write, Thank you for Reading, Supporting and Guiding me on this journey. I love you, I appreciate you, You are Enough and You are Fabulous Because you are.
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