Its Tannaz Hosseinpour and welcome to another short solo episode of Minutes on Growth. Last week, I took a refresher Reiki course, and was reminded of the beautiful 5 principles of Reiki that I wanted to share with you today. But before I do, I want to briefly talk about a question I was asked , “How can I show up as my higher self?”
& the answer is by showing up as your BEST self. Of course, your best will vary from day to day, but it’s important to be very honest with yourself and to ask yourself ” is this the best that I can do and be in this moment?”
Which brings me to the 5 principles. If we’re able to set these intentions every morning, and honour them throughout the day, then we can show up as our higher self.
Just for today, I will not worry
Just for today, I will not be angry
Just for today, I will do my work honestly
Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings
Just for today, I will be kind to my neighbour and every living thing
I love them because they’re practical, easy to implement and most importantly focused on the present moment. We usually set new year resolutions — this year, I will do x and y.. but we fail to follow through with them all.
Who we become in 1 year is a result of who we are every single day. When we set daily intentions, we’re not only focusing on the present moment, but we’re also taking tiny steps towards complete embodiment of our higher self.
These 5 principles focus on so many beautiful concepts such as integrity, kindness, gratitude and non-attachment. Worry and anger tend to arise when we’re attached to a certain outcome.. so promising ourself that just for today, we choose to surrender the outcome and just focus on being our best self.
Before I end this episode, I wanted to also share with you a tip I’ve learned that has helped me a lot.. Right before I enter a space, I declare to myself and the universe, that I will embody my best self while I’m there, and carry that declaration through all my interactions for that period.. and then when I enter a new space, I declare it again and again throughout the day.
So for example, if I’m entering a restaurant, I set that declaration and I ensure that I embody it when I’m placing my order with the waiter. I make sure I say a quick blessing before I drink my drink or eat my food. I send a silent blessing to the men and women who have designed the space, who have manufactured the seating… and trust me when I say this, whenever I’ve entered a space in this manner, the food has tasted amazing and the service has been amazing.
We are extensions of source –so when we extend love and blessings to everyone who is on our path, we are embodying the traits of the creator, we are thinking like the source, acting like the source, speaking like the source… and when we embody the source, we have access to the source. we are flowing in the stream of abundance, without resistance.
So with that said, are you willing to declare and embody these 5 intentions today? Are you willing and ready to show up as your higher self, as your best self?
I’m sure you are…
Thank you for listening
Its Tannaz Hosseinpour and welcome to another short solo episode of Minutes on Growth. Last night I had a dream that one of my family members had passed away. Thankfully, in the Persian culture, we believe that dreams of people passing away means that they’re going to live a long life. But it got me thinking about the idea of heaven and hell from a spiritual and non-religious standpoint
In my opinion, we experience both heaven and hell numerous times every single day. What is fear? it is merely the absence of love. So in the moments that we’re feeling joy, gratitude, love, we’re walking in the garden of heaven. In the moments that we’re feeling jealousy, fear, hate, we’re being dragged in the dark halls of hell.
Think about it, when we’re in a state of bliss, we breathe slowly & deeply however, when we’re in a state of hate, how does our nervous system react? our sympathetic nervous system is activated – we start to get tense — our blood pressure goes up — our body literally enters a state of fight or flight.
In that moment when the absence of love takes over our mind, body, and soul, we energetically disconnect ourselves from the powerful universal force of humanity, from love, from oneness. We create this illusion of separation. It becomes a story of me vs you, me against the world, a story that leaves us feeling alone, abandoned, unsupported. We allow ourselves to be dragged into the darkness.
& nothing grows in darkness. In fact, the ultimate definition of hell is when at our last breathe, as our eyes close to eternal darkness, we have one last vision: the person we are looks into the eyes the person we could’ve been. In that moment, we’re filled with regret of not living life fully to the best of our ability, regret of allowing fear and doubt to control the narrative more times than one, regret of not choosing love out of fear of being vulnerable, regret of not pursuing our desires, regret of unfulfilled potential and as Dr Wayne Dyer would say “dying with our music still in us”
I know, all this might sound morbid but the good news is that we live in an abundant world of free will and opportunities- With every breathe, we are given a new chance, a new life. We are given a new opportunity to do better, to think better, to be better. We are given the opportunity to choose differently – to choose what serves our highest good, as well as the highest good for all.
In every moment, you can choose to look at your body and thank it for allowing you to walk, to talk, to see, to hear, to smell, to touch.. or you can look at your body and judge it for not being quote on quote perfect.
In every moment, you can choose to look into a beggar’s eyes and see a part of yourself in them or to look into their eyes and allow your ego to create a sense of separation, an illusive sense of “I am better than you”
In every moment, you can choose to thank the universe, god, creator, whatever you’d like to call this higher source for all the blessings in your life, or you can choose to complain and fixate on what is missing and lacking in your life.
In every moment, you can choose to look at your challenges as opportunities for growth, or you can choose to label yourself as unworthy of an abundant life or even unlucky.
In every moment you can choose to take inspired actions towards your desires or you can give up and declare yourself a victim of your past circumstances.
In every moment you can choose to entertain thoughts that lift your soul or choose to allow your inner critic fill your mind with limiting thoughts.
In every moment you can choose to suppress your past unresolved trauma and allow it to impact your present moment, or you can choose to process them and heal so that you can move on without any weights on your shoulder holding you down.
In every moment, you can choose to take things personally or you can choose to realize that people’s actions and behaviours rarely have anything to do with you.
In every moment, you can choose to make assumptions, assumptions that hurt ourselves, or you can choose to create space for nonjudgmental clarity.
You see in every moment, we have a choice: to walk in the garden of heaven or to be dragged in the dark hallways of hell.
In every moment, we have a choice to either choose love and fulfillment, or fear and regret.
The choice is always ours.
The choice is always yours.
Thank you for listening,
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Hi Soul-Friends, It’s Tannaz Hosseinpour and welcome to another short solo episode of Minutes on Growth. Ever since the successful launch of the Become Your Most Loved Self program, the first integrative coaching and therapy program in the GCC where we dive deep into enhancing your relationship with yourself, others and your purpose, I’ve been thinking more and more about the core definition of an intimate relationship. I’ve come up with a few insights that I would love to share with you. I believe that when we’re talking about relationships, we are talking about
the act of surrendering your ego – any conversation where the ego takes the front seat is bound to end up badly. I must say that conflict is normal in relationships. In fact if there’s no conflict, then there’s a high chance that someone is suppressing their needs. But how we communicate with our partner, and how we repair when things get heated is extremely important. The chances of us communicating our thoughts in a healthy manner and repairing when the time is right truthfully not that high when the ego present , because the ego always wants to be right, and in order for you to be right, someone needs to be wrong. This creates a me vs you dynamic, and in a relationship, its never me, but rather we. Realizing that you’re both on the same side. Realizing that there aren’t even sides. Any illusion of separation is the ego’s work.
I also believe that it is the act of letting go of fear; the fear of failure, fear of not being enough, fear of rejection, fear of loss. 99% of the worse case scenarios that we imagine in our head don’t even happen, so why not shift our focus onto the best case scenarios. because when you courageously face fear, you realize that it is simply the absence of love, so the best way to navigate through it, is to make an internal shift onto love.
In fact Relationships are an act of courage; to hate/to run away is easy, but to love with all your walls down, and to show up everyday as your best self is an act only for the brave, and at the core of every human being lies a sea of courage.
Relationships is also the act of trusting the universe; trusting that if we take accountability for our own experience of reality, then the other person being here is an opportunity to help us become a better person by mirroring our own flaws , our own trauma and wounds through their behaviour. I also want to quickly note that one of the best ways to figure out what you do want in life, is to experience what you don’t want. It’s either a lesson or a blessing, never a waste.
Relationships are also a test of living in the moment; often times we reminisce about the past or get stuck planning the future. It is moments like these when you lose sight of what’s important or what’s real– So it’s important for us to aware and able to shift our attention to the feeling or the person standing in front of you at that exact time and place.
Relationships are an act of reciprocity; respect and love is a two way street. We must be willing to give to receive. Anything one sided never works. Sometimes this requires us to step outside of our comfort zone – to learn how to give for the sake of giving thus without expectation, and to learn how to receive with grace and acceptance.
The interesting part is that our soul already knows all of this. Our soul wants to practice all of this. It is the psyche that gets in the way. If we’re aware of this, then every single day we can set an intention to choose love over and over again.
If your soul is ready to practice this ultimate truth, then I’m so excited to announce that the Become Your Most Loved Self program is opening up enrolment for the second round that begins on February 6th. A 10-week program to help women tap into their most loved self in every single relationship in their life. At our core, we are pure love and therefore we deserve to have love in every area of our life. We just need to silence the ego to get there. As the Persian poet Rumi beautifully said, Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it”
Soul friend, May you see all your relationships as portals to your higher self.
Thank you for listening,
Hi Soul-friends, It’s Tannaz Hosseinpour and welcome to another short solo episode of Minutes on Growth. Before we begin, I wanted to wish you all a happy 2021, a year filled with abundance, abundance of health, abundance of wealth, abundance of love, and all that your heart truly desires. If 2020 taught us anything it’s that life is unexpected. We really can’t predict what will happen tomorrow, so we need to make sure that we live every moment of today to the best of our ability. To show up authentically. To show up with passion and excitement. To show up with love. To be purpose led.
Which brings me to this week’s topic. We hear it all the time, new year , new me. But does a new year mean that you magically change? We’re not in a Cinderella story where come midnight everything transforms. The truth is, our experience of reality changes only when we change, and change takes effort, change takes consistency and persistence.
Looking back on 2020, I realized that for me, it was the year that taught me the importance of intentionality, reflection and self-evaluation. Constantly asking myself questions like “Is what I’m doing serving my short term and long term visions?” – “Are my thoughts empowering me and my goals?”, – “Is my current morning routine limiting my potential?” – “is my tribe a reflection of my higher self?”. 2020 kind of provided me with the space and time to say “wait a second, let me pause and take inventory of my life, of the path I’m on and evaluate whether its aligned with my life purpose, with my dharma, with how I want to share my gifts with the world”. It really was an eye opening year. I must add that all this self-reflection and inner work did not go as smoothly as it sounds. On some days, it was filled with frustration, with guilt, even with shame, but nothing grows in our comfort zone and sometimes we need to ask ourself these challenging questions. We evolve through self-reflection.
Which brings me now to 2021. How can we apply past year’s lessons to our life now. Well for starter, we can set an intention to show up everyday, with a growth mindset that believes with hundred percent certainty that the universe has your back. Why wouldn’t it? You are an extension of our source. Your presence alone is an unrepeatable miracle that deserves everything. You being alive is all the proof you need that you are worthy and deserving of all your desires, and the universe does not play favourites. The universe gives to you what you believe you deserve. So if you can step into that truth, then all the cards are stacked in your favour.
But you need to show up. You need to take imperfect inspired action.
Just take the first step and let the path reveal itself to you.
Did you know that it took the Egyptians roughly 20 years to build the great pyramid? So for 20 years, every single day, they got up and they put limestone block on limestone block. They persevered because they had a vision. and after 20 years, their vision came to life and changed history. It’s the same with our life. We need to show up to our own life every single day. We need to set visions that motivate us and inspire us to keep on going.
We need to trust that all our efforts will be rewarded, and we need to be patient with the process and the timeline. Do you ever see a gardener speak to the seeds and say “why aren’t you growing” as soon as he has planted them? No, because it takes time to grow, but he is certain that with the current amount of sunlight and water, the seeds will grow.
Soul-friend, this year, I hope that you will consistently water your visions with love and attention, and you will maintain certainty throughout it all.
So, take a moment, and ask yourself, “are you ready to evolve into your next higher self this year?”, ” are you ready to let go of what no longer serves you”, “are you ready to ask yourself challenging self-reflective questions?”, and lastly are you willing to put in the work?
It is not a coincidence that you’re experiencing the physical realm during the age of Aquarius. Now is the time for you to fulfill your soul’s purpose. I’m sure you can do it, and I’m here for you if you need help.
Thank you for listening,
Hi Soul-friends, It’s Tannaz Hosseinpour and welcome to another short solo episode of Minutes on Growth. I’ve recently started a weekly Q/A on my instagram account, and I’ve noticed that one topic keeps coming up in different wording, the idea that life is unfair.
Why do we sometimes feel like we’re in a one-sided relationship with life. We’re doing, thinking and saying all the right things, but somehow, it feels like we’re just giving, and not really getting anything in return.
This was definitely me for the longest time. For example, I always felt as if I was the one who was putting all the effort in my friendships, but my friends weren’t there for me just as much, or at work, I was carrying most of the weight. Until I sat down and asked myself, why is this pattern showing up so much in different areas of my life? Why is this story in my life movie? And I had a huge aha moment that really catapulted me into the next version fo myself. You see, giving for me was much easier. Giving was my comfort zone. But why was giving easier for me? Because I was a controlling perfectionist. When I was giving, I had somehow convinced myself that by doing so, I able to control the narrative. That through giving, I was able to validate my sense of self-worth. Giving to feel good for selfish serving. The intention behind my giving was one of the reasons I was having a hard time receiving. Another reason was that in my head, receiving was programmed as weakness. For the longest time, I carried tremendous shame around receiving. I grew extremely independent so any signs of dependence scared me so much. I was walking around with this narrative that I don’t need anyone. I don’t need support. I don’t need this or that. I can do it all on my own. But just because I can, doesn’t mean I should.
The moment I had this realization, I was able to not only start receiving, but to also shift my intention around giving. Giving without a controlling agenda, giving without expectation. Giving solely for the purpose of sharing and serving. Because when we give from a place of love, we have opened our souls to receiving because we want other people to also experience the joy of giving from a place of love. But if we’re giving from a place of ego, we will close ourselves off to receiving, because we don’t want someone else to use us to validate their ego.
I know its a lot to think about, but sit with this thought. Ask yourself, when you’re giving to someone, why are you doing it? And if you’re having a hard time receiving, ask yourself, what are your beliefs around receiving?
In episode 57, I talked about the vertical and horizontal connection, giving horizontally and receiving vertically. Today I want to broaden that and say, please allow yourself to receive from others. Allow others to also experience the joy of giving. Allow them to experience this with you.
Let us let go of this belief that we’re alone, that we’re meant to do it all on our own. You will be surprised when you let down your walls. When I made that shift, I realized that so many of my friends were trying to be there for me but I was the one who was blocking it. At work, there were so many people who wanted to help, but I was pushing them away. When I made that internal shift, my experience of reality shifted too.
I hope today and everyday, you allow yourself to receive both vertically and horizontally.
Thank you for listening,