I wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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I want to tell you a little bit from my last year. 2014 has been extremely challenging, and I’ve spent most of the time in deep self reflection, with reading, learning, studying, surrendering and in meditation. Last year there hasn’t been a day without any of those mentioned activities. This is how I’ve learned incredibly much about myself and I was asking myself why I had been so asleep all the years before, just weird.

It was kind of like getting to know myself for the first time in my life. The moment you wake up, the moment you start searching for a deeper truth, the moment you decide you want to claim more of your power – and for me this process has already started in 2009 – all the unconscious stuff is coming up and you get the chance to change and transform. You have to, because there is no way back, haha 😀 So I’ve worked through limiting beliefs, trauma, pain, loss, anxieties, … (and no, it’s not over yet, but I feel I’m on a good way) and I also wanted to understand how we create our reality; why we act like we act; why everyone feels so unhappy and afraid and wears so many masks; why we can’t easily change if we so desperately want to change… I had and still have so many questions.

Your past and your relationships are the greatest teachers. Everyone you meet is a teacher.
During this time what you need most is self-compassion, patience, an open heart, trust in something that is bigger than you, and an openness to vulnerability. I think I never had any of these characteristics before, so I really needed to learn to open up. And man, nobody told me how difficult this would be and sometimes you feel like everything is getting even worse but deep down you know that everything is perfect when you are doing your best and … big change takes time.
You will need time to understand, to process and to integrate – the mind will tell you the opposite, but you will learn that
1. never trust your mind without having questioned it (heart and mind always have to work together)
2. some things work fast, yes, but sometimes you still need to learn a lesson.
So in 2015 I want to share more lessons with you, because I believe sharing our experiences and knowledge can help others immensely. And everyone will encounter a time of growth sooner or later. Always feel free to reach out and ask questions.  Many of you already have contacted me and I want to thank you for that. I know the world opens up even more in the future.

So this year, let’s do more of the good things:
Let’s laugh a little more, have more fun, let’s take life a little less serious, let’s spread more love, and in general let’s choose love more often (instead of fear), let’s step into our power more often, let’s enjoy stillness more often, let’s worry less about what other people think about us and have a little more compassion for yourself, let’s see and appreciate the abundance and beauty around and within us a little more often, let’s open our hearts a little more, let’s become a little more alive, and let’s be a little more grateful and happy.

Sending LOVE your way / wherever you are

xo Sarah

How much do you gossip? And why?

Gossiping. We all do it, at least sometimes. Most often we do it in complete confidence without even thinking about consequences and without even questioning why we do it.

I recently got really aware of situations where I was talking negatively about other people or were I was with others who were gossiping and I noticed more and more that I always felt bad when doing so or when I was these people. No wonder. Complaining or talking about other people in a negative way creates negative emotions. Sometimes it makes you feel better in the first place but deep down it creates separateness.

There are many people who are judging and hating and criticising everyone and everything not recognizing that if they judge, they are also judging themselves; not realizing that if they hate, they are owning this hate themselves. What you focus on expands and if you focus on all the bad things (in the world and especially in other people) it’s what you’ll experience and see, too. There is so much beauty out there waiting to be recognized and appreciated. It’s all about your perspective, every apparently negative thing holds something good as well. There will always be good and bad, that’s life and that’s how we learn about what is wanted and desired, that’s how we evolve.

I realized it is easy to fall into this trap of being more outside than inside, it somehow satisfies the ego for some time but in the long run you’ll definitely be happier when first checking in for your own emotions and vibrations, caring about your own problems instead of other people’s stuff. We only help the world when we be the change we wish to see. There is so much you can learn from your emotions and thought patterns. Having an opinion is totally fine but always remember that what you judge in others is something you have inside yourself otherwise you wouldn’t give a damn about it. We don’t grow and heal through hate, we only grow and heal through love.

 

Life is supposed to be fun!

Being alive is a gift, it’s a miracle. Daily life can be tough, stressful, terrifying and unpleasant, but we can always choose to re-focus and see things from another, a greater point of view.
You probably didn’t know it yet, but the entire universe lies inside of you (YEAHH!!) and if we remind ourselves again and again how fucking magnificent and stunningly beautiful life is, we eventually see our daily problems and challenges from a different/ lighter perspective.. we don’t take everything so seriously anymore and feel grateful for just being alive:)

Life is supposed to be fun!!

We will then see that life – in general – will get more delightful, epic and exciting.

A new day, so many possibilities

I regularly receive messages from “the Universe” – you’ve probably heard about it: http://www.tut.com/inspiration/nftu

These emails are full of wisdom, beautiful thoughts and inspiration. It’s kind of having a coach who reminds you of how magnificent you are and how beautiful life is:)

This is a message I received a few weeks ago and I am sharing it because I never thought about time this way:

There’s so much time in a day, Sarah.

You could have breakfast, lunch, and dinner on 3 different continents.

You could outline the book you’re going to write, start the screenplay adaptation, and watch “Gone With The Wind,” before the sun even sets.

Spend a day at work, and still have 16 hours left over.

Or you could just think 60,000 different thoughts as you tool all over Hamburg.

Hey, the record for climbing Mt. Everest is under 9 hours, leaving 15 to nap and go Yeti searching. There’s so much time in a day, Sarah. So much.

You’re rich,

The Universe

It’s true. Every day is a new beginning. A new chance. Millions of choices you could make.

Often times we live in our routine and forget about all the possibilities that are offered by life. But we can take the time to “check in” and this is important to realize our freedom. What is it that you truly want? What is important to you? Are you living according to your values? What actions steps would you need to take towards your goal? How do you want to spend your precious time?

When we appreciate the time we have and fill each day with a purpose, and when we do the things that make our heart smile, we live a truly fulfilling life – no matter what we do and no matter where we are at this very moment.

You’re rich.

“If Tomorrow Starts Without Me” – a poem

I want to share this beautiful poem with you.

Live. Love. Laugh. Forgive. Enjoy your journey.

If Tomorrow Starts Without Me…

If tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not here to see,
If the sun should rise you find your eyes all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say.
I know how much you love me, as much as I love you
And each time that you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too.
But when tomorrow starts without me please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand.
He said my place was ready, in heaven far above
And that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love.
But as I turned and walked away a tear fell from my eye.
For all my life I’d always thought, I didn’t want to die.
I had so much to live for, so much left yet to do.
It seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays the good ones and the bad.
I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while,
I’d say goodbye and kiss you and maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized that this could never be,
For emptiness and memories would take the place of me.
When I thought of worldly things I might miss come tomorrow
I thought of you and when I did my heart was filled with sorrow.
When I walked through heavens gates I felt so much at home.
God looked down and smiled at me from his great golden throne
He said, “This is eternity and all I’ve promised you”
Today your life on earth has passed but here life starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last
And since each day is the same there’s no longing for the past.
You have been so faithful so trusting and so true.
Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn’t do.
You have been forgiven and now at last you’re free.
So won’t you come and take my hand and share my life with me?
So when tomorrow starts with out me don’t think we’re far apart,
For every time you think of me, I’m right here in your heart.

– Michael Heart

Realize

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You are absolutely unique and you are a miracle.

Have you ever thought about the fact that there will never be another person on this planet just like you? – EVER (!)

No matter what people might say about you, you have special talents and gifts that are needed in this world now and no matter how bad you might feel, you are the light that is able to transform all negativity that is going on inside you. If you are truly willing you can transform from a caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly. Believe in your uniqueness and you will not just feel more authentic but also the oneness with everything.

Beauty and abundance is always all around you.

When you realize this and enjoy the ride – when you open your heart and consciously experience life with all your senses – you will see that life is full of wonders – every moment is a gift in and of itself.

It feels dark because we know that this is not our truth

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“Around 800,000 to a million people die by suicide every year, making it the 10th leading cause of death worldwide” (Wikipedia.com)

I was just reading this number and I am shocked. People kill themselves because they feel horrible and see no way out. It’s the desperate desire for love and positive emotions. They are killing themselves because they see no way out, because they don’t know how to feel good again and don’t know what is going on inside them.
I experienced this feeling myself a few years ago and I felt absolutely overwhelmed.

I am shocked, because I believe everyone has the potential to heal themselves and most of the people just don’t know how! This is why I always say it would be so important to teach (especially) children about how emotions work, and how thoughts, beliefs about and our attitude towards things and circumstance shape our reality. It’s about getting to know our inner world – our inner world is even more important than what is going on outside because outside is just a mirror.
I hope so much that we wake up to our potential and wake up to our truth, to all the possibilities that are hidden beneath the negativity. It’s time to follow our hearts instead of our minds. It’s time to feel love and gratitude and to enjoy life to the fullest. It’s time to connect authentically and open up. It’s time to support each other. Let’s start with ourselves.

Celebrate Your Fears

This video is very funny. I had to laugh out loud because yes: often times we take ourselves far too seriously. Well, I can speak for myself:)

When we feel fear, we tend to run away or freeze. This way we build up resistance and we don’t see the chance to grow through this particular experience. We feel scared and want this emotion to go away – and this makes it even worse. We concentrate on what we don’t want.

When we feel scared and aren’t in real danger, this is the moment to stop and take a look inside. Feel your fear and do it anyway, because on the other side of your fear is freedom. Take it easy. Celebrate your fear. Acknowledge it. Be curious. It is just an emotion, again: energy moving through your body.

There is always a lesson to learn. Ask yourself: what is the reason I feel this way? What are my thoughts about this situation? Is it true? What is the worst thing that could happen here? How do I want to feel instead?

Next time you feel fear try to relax your body and your focus on these negative and fearful thoughts. Breathe slowly and deeply! Meditation can help you to get clear about your thought patterns, limiting beliefs and can help you to relax your body and your focus.

Awesomeness experiment takes off

My amazing friend Andy Dunn shared his Awesomeness experiment with the world today and it is not just fun reading but it also inspires to do things that are outside of our comfort zone to learn new lessons, experience awe and to have awesome days!!

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On my way to Awesomeness Fest in Thailand, a transformational event for entrepreneurs and leaders, I did something epic on my journey there…

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For one of the evenings of entertainment we were required to being a Cabaret outfit. I went to the fancy dress store and ended buying a beautiful purple top hat to match my waistcoat. But when I got home, I realised the hat wouldn’t fit in my rucksack! And even if it did it wouldn’t end up in Thailand in the condition it started in.

My housemate then asked me a leading question that ended up in a challenge. “If you are going to carry it on the plane, why don’t you do something with it?” Okay, I like where this is going. What are you thinking? “So you are going to Awesomeness Fest….why don’t you get a photograph of somebody on the plane, wearing that hat, holding a sign that says…

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