Monday, October 31, 2016

10 Life Lessons I've Learned Over the Past Year

10 Life Lessons I've Learned Over the Past Year.

Over the years, we learn things through life, usually through hardship and tough experiences.
Here are just 10 of the many lessons that I have learned over the past year.
In the comments, tell me what important life lessons you have learned over the past year :)

1. Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the key to living a happy life. It is the most important thing we can do to free ourselves from emotional pain.  When we forgive, we no longer give the issue or experience energy. Like Iylanla Vanzant says, "Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could be any different".
When we forgive, we are not saying that we condone to what the other person did, we are just no longer giving up our power to them.

2. Take Care of You

Living in this busy, hectic world, we sometimes forget to nurture ourselves because we feel the need to take care of others. But in reality, if we are not happy, we can not truly make anyone else happy. It is like trying to give someone $10,000 dollars when you only have $1000 in the bank. How can you truly give something you do not hold within yourself?

3. Accept Others as They Are

You can not change anyone. They must want to change before change can happen at all. Accept people as they are. If they bring negative energy to your life, or affect your mood in a negative way, Either Limit or Eliminate them from your life. This leads to life lesson #4.

4. Limit or Eliminate what does not serve the highest good of all

There are people in this world that like to complain about everything. They want to blame all of their problems on everything... or everyone else.  They don't want to take responsibility for their own actions nor how they could be part
of the issues in their life. When we allow these people to constantly complain to us, they steal our energy.
When you are sensitive to energy, it really zaps yours and can make your mood change in a negative way. These people are known as energy vampires. When there are people in your life that do nothing but complain, you need to either Limit your time with them, or eliminate them completely from your life.

P.S. I'm not talking about having compassion for others, I'm talking about the people that just want to complain and do nothing to help themselves. For more info about this, Watch my video about how Energy Vampires can steal your energy at:

5. Take Responsibility for Your Life

Have you ever hears the saying, "Carry Your Cross" ? When we carry our own cross, we take responsibility for our own actions.... we take responsibility for our own lives.
We need to figure out the "WHY?" of what is going on in our lives and take the steps to create positive change. Doing this, helps us to stop repeating patterns that do not help us, but hurt us. It stops us from repeating the old patterns that we learned from others; that cause us to continue to go around in that vicious circle of life.

6.  Don't Live Someone Else's Dreams

Don't Live someone lost dreams. You are not responsible for their happiness, only your own.

If You love to dance, then dance!

Don't go to school to be a doctor because your parents want you to be a doctor and don't let others tell you that it is stupid, or you will never be successful in what you love to do.
Don't Live someone else's dreams because they were not able to do it themselves. There is a higher purpose as to why they did not do it as well.
Which leads me to Life Lesson #7.

7. Do What You Love and Love What You Do

Take what you absolutely love to do, and turn it into your career. Put the pieces of the puzzle together.
For example, if you love animals, how can you work with animals for your career? How can you be of service to others?
I love working with herbs and oils, and I love to write and speak. So now I write & teach classes about Aromatherapy!
So what is it that you love to do?

8.  Treat People How You Want to be Treated

If you do not want to have others put you down, then don't do it. If you want someone to treat you with respect, then treat others with respect. If you want to be shown love, then love others.

My point is, if you do not want it done or said to you, then do not say or do it to other people.

It all comes back threefold, whichever way you decide.

9.  Let Go of the Past

When we hold onto past experiences, we continue to live the same experiences over and over again, because we have not learned the life lesson we need to learn from that experience.
The Past is called "The Past" for a reason. Don't go backwards, always remain looking forward. There is always a reason "WHY?" things did not work out the way you wanted them to. Spirit knows better than anyone what we need and when we need it.
For example, I was diagnosed with RSD/CRPS in 2002. I would NOT go back and change that. WHY? Because if I did not get RSD/CRPS, I would have never researched natural medicine which led me to where I am today.

10. Love Yourself Unconditionally

Like I said in Life Lesson #2,  We can't give something we truly do not hold within ourselves. So if you do not love yourself, how can we truly give love to other people?
Loving yourself is not being cocky or selfish, it is being true to yourself and giving yourself the confidence that you need to live a successful and peaceful life. So C'mon! Tell me what it is you LOVE ABOUT YOURSELF the most in the comments below!
About The Author
Lisa Muria is the founder of Lifeshare University of Healing and Spiritually Speaking with Council of Light.
She holds a degree in Transformational Psychology, a diploma in Holistic Medicine and 10 additional certification in natural health and wellness.
Her goal is to take her own life lessons which are struggles turned to strength, and help others change their lives for the better, just like she did.
Learn More about Lisa HERE.

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