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...but first GRACE

SOUL SCHOOL with Audrey

Release Date: 06/17/2019

You're in Resistance When You're About to Transform show art You're in Resistance When You're About to Transform

SOUL SCHOOL with Audrey

This week’s mantra is: “I’m in resistance because I’m about to transform.”

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How to Stop Self-Sabotage show art How to Stop Self-Sabotage

SOUL SCHOOL with Audrey

Commit this week to being more mindful of when your subconscious brain takes over and hijacks the very thing you desire.

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How to Deal with Your Racist Family + Friends show art How to Deal with Your Racist Family + Friends

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Learn 5 steps to deal with your triggers when it comes to your racist friends and family.

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Healing Birth Trauma with Andrea Wetterau show art Healing Birth Trauma with Andrea Wetterau

SOUL SCHOOL with Audrey

We all experience trauma, which is anything that creates a negative response in your body and mind. It happens when we feel we don’t have control or agency in our lives. Andrea Wetterau, EMDR perinatal therapist shared how to heal birth trauma. Thank you for sharing and reviewing and being here!

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You Can Multi-Task but You Can't Multi-Focus show art You Can Multi-Task but You Can't Multi-Focus

SOUL SCHOOL with Audrey

You don’t have to be all, do all for all. Actually it’s pretty impossible. You won’t do it all well.

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How to create Easy and Lasting Habits in Just 3 Steps show art How to create Easy and Lasting Habits in Just 3 Steps

SOUL SCHOOL with Audrey

Habit building is hard because you’re literally rewiring your brain. Here are 3 easy steps to create lasting habits:

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Your Expectations of Reality are Not Reality show art Your Expectations of Reality are Not Reality

SOUL SCHOOL with Audrey

Taking responsibility for your own internal state is empowering and leads to freedom and ease in life and your relationships.

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What to do when the Universe gives you a big ole SH!Tburger show art What to do when the Universe gives you a big ole SH!Tburger

SOUL SCHOOL with Audrey

Although shelter quarantine and this COVID-19 pandemic is unwanted, perhaps this experience is showing up at the right time to give you your sacred retreat for quiet time, personal care and inner reflection. Head to www.audreysuttonmills.com for resources to help you during these uncertain times. I'm here for you!

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Guided Meditation show art Guided Meditation

SOUL SCHOOL with Audrey

The practice of meditation is just a practice to watch your mind and make a conscious choice to come back to your breath, to the sensations in your body, to the present moment, so in your daily life, when you get distracted, feel untethered or become heated from a story in your head, you can come back to your breath, to your body and to this present moment, remembering this moment is exactly where you’re supposed to be.

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Learn to Meditate in 5 Easy Steps show art Learn to Meditate in 5 Easy Steps

SOUL SCHOOL with Audrey

Mindfulness is being connected to the present moment, to the joy and the magic of life that surrounds you. Meditation is the daily practice of staying present, nurturing your heart and letting go of the story so you can see and feel what is in front of you.

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I listened to an incredible episode on Super Soul Conversations, the podcast with Oprah and Elizabeth Gilbert. Elizabeth spoke about her best friend’s death from cancer and how she fell in love with her best friend and was with her until the very last moment. I cried like a baby all the way home while listening to this podcast.

There were so many AH HA moments in that interview, but one lesson that stuck out was Elizabeth said we need to give ourselves mercy first. I have never used that word. I always thought it was only a word that priests and clergy men carrying smoky incense could only use. The word “Mercy” just brings me back to mass “May God have mercy on your soul.” It sounds too Holy to use in regular speech.

Oprah asked if you must first accept what is, then give yourself mercy. Elizabeth said that first you must have mercy before acceptance, because sometimes you cannot accept what is in the moment, so first you have to give yourself mercy that you are not in the right place or can’t accept what is in that moment.

It blew my mind. Mercy. We don’t give ourselves it enough, or even at all. You can call it mercy, or give yourself grace, compassion, patience, love or as my dad would say “cut yourself some husk.” I still don’t know what that means.

What’s really crazy is that typically we show more compassion and mercy to those we love than of ourselves. We give mercy freely to others, but not to ourselves. We are the hardest on ourselves.

Through mercy, we no longer need to punish ourselves. We are all human. We will fail and make mistakes, say the wrong thing, do the wrong thing, date the wrong person, hurt someone, be judgmental, make the wrong decision, hold onto resentments far too long, we will feel guilt and shame and anger and myriad range of emotions and actions that divorce us from who we want to be. Sometimes we cannot accept what is and we are far from being in the present moment. This is a time for GRACE. Or as Elizabeth says, Mercy. Give yourself mercy. Give yourself compassion. Give yourself understanding. Give yourself patience. Give yourself love.

This is what it’s all about right? Our life is not to be small where we confine ourselves in a limited place and create unfair rules to live by, punishing ourselves and others if things don’t fall in line with our expectations. Our creator made us to live the fullest life, to experience it all. But we can only do that if we give ourselves grace and show ourselves mercy.

So, that’s my invitation to you this week. How can you show yourself as much mercy, grace, forgiveness and love this week?  As always, I love connecting with you!