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yeah.
Hey you is to listener,
it is julie Rissler,
yours truly Happy holidays,
happy end of the year.
I am so grateful and so honored to have spent this 2021 with you.
Thank you so much.
I am so thankful for your time,
your energy,
your feedback listening,
it means a lot to me.
I know there are many other places to spend your time and I'm honored.
I'm so honored and touched to be here in your ear to be with you and I am just hoping and praying that the episodes during 2021 all of the various interviews and solo episodes that they've really added value and impact and touch your heart and really,
you know the goal,
the ultimate goal is to connect with your higher self with your us do with that authenticity,
that authentic part of you that you know that you connect with.
So I'm going to share behind the scenes a little bit what uh what happened and how I decided to choose today's topic For the last episode of 2021 for December.
Um and hopefully this will be timeless whether you're listening in the time of our holiday season or if it's already in the beginning of the new year,
my hope and prayer is that this topic and episode is going to be helpful to to you at any time.
So I have to say I was taking notes.
Usually I get a strong urge or sense of what I want to talk about,
what I want to discuss with you and I really,
I went into today's episode,
not sure.
I had a lot of ideas.
I was taking notes and I decided one of the tools that I've been using to help me connect at a greater level um is to use the power of cards of I have my own declaration cards.
There are other kinds of oracle cards and other kinds of fantastic different types of cards out there,
the ones that I'm using,
these are mine,
the U.
S.
To declaration cards.
I love them because they have different intentions and I created them originally for myself because I wanted something where I could pick an intention.
Um there are lots of different types of decks cards out there and what I find so helpful is it gets me out of my head,
it gets me into a place of surrender of trust.
So I'm sharing this because this could be a tool for you if you have a deck of cards that you like to use um tarot,
oracle or values cards or intention cards or my declaration cards.
Um and it's a great way to just surrender and turn over whatever your question is,
whatever you're looking for a decision or greater clarity.
It's a great way to tune into higher intelligence for me at least this is one of the things I do.
So I'm sharing kind of behind the scenes,
this is what just happened.
I've taken some notes.
I have a lot of different Ideas and topics that I do want to cover and will be in 2022.
I'm really excited.
Already have an amazing lineup.
Oh my goodness,
I don't want to give it away.
But the guests coming in next year are just incredible.
And I'm really excited to share them with you.
And I had promised myself that I would make sure um actually at the request of many of you writing in and thank you to share more about my own experience.
Hopefully strength.
I hope,
uh,
I don't believe in failures but lessons learned things that I'm learning along the way in,
you know,
having a business and being uh,
and a weak human being,
hopefully raising consciousness one day at a time.
So I found that pulling cards has been really,
really helpful and I was not sure the topic and I decided,
okay,
All right cards I have 33 cards I figured I'll pick,
I'll start with one and see what happens.
So the first card that I chose is purpose.
Okay,
the declaration is,
I was born with sacred gifts,
skills,
talents and a purpose.
I allow myself to stand firm and share mine with the planet.
I affirm that we all have an important purpose.
And then my question for you is really reflect what might be different ways of expressing your purpose.
I'm going to talk about purpose because sometimes we get confused about this and then the next card that I chose was like,
let me choose one more.
It ended up being three sided.
I'll give it away.
Um is abundance and I was like oh I love abundance and I looked and I saw I did a whole you know solo episode about money and abundance but abundance to me is not just financial,
it is opportunities,
it's health,
it's friendships,
it's connections,
it's seeing the Divine at all.
And I love this one and the declaration is abundance comes in all forms,
love health,
wealth opportunities,
friends and family.
I naturally attract abundance of all kinds.
So I was like okay purpose and abundance.
And then I said okay there's one more card and choose one more and the card I chose very short intention.
But the the card that I chose is joy is joy and the declaration is pretty short,
it is I am meant to be joyful and I create joy for myself.
So I was taking some notes and really sitting with and and frankly for me it's it's discernment,
it's prayer,
it's getting still.
It's asking my creator the Divine please guide me.
So before I ever do any episode just to let you know because you you don't often hear this although I'm going to start I think sharing some some of the pre interview intentions that we do and some of the ways that I ground myself,
I think it can be helpful just to here and then of course my guess I like to really get still and ask the Divine,
ask um her power to guide me to guide this conversation to be at the highest level of the highest service for you.
Um,
and and that whatever I'm saying,
you know,
let it let it be impactful and shed more light in your life.
That's really my goal.
And so I'm looking at these cards and I'm thinking,
okay,
purpose,
abundance,
joy and then it just hit me and I was like,
oh my gosh,
thank you,
thank you,
thank you creator for this inspiration.
So what I want to talk about is,
you know,
as we wrap up this year,
how to reflect on this year,
how to really tap into the,
your,
you know,
your head that you want to step into your us,
you,
what does that mean?
What does that look like?
And I really believe these cards totally give us a road map.
Okay.
And I'm so excited because I have a lot to say about purpose and a lot to say about joy and abundance.
So as always,
I really hope this is helpful and meaningful.
You can always check the show notes.
I will definitely be sharing notes afterwards so that if you are driving or walking or unable to take notes,
just know that I got you,
I got your sister.
I got you brother.
I got you.
Okay,
so here's what I got,
here's what I realized this was the download.
I got after I picked these cards.
And it's interesting.
I don't know if you know this.
My first book that I wrote,
If you're watching This is right behind Me.
It's called Get A PhD In You.
So I wrote this after 20 years of my own really intensive inner work,
dark night of the soul.
I shared quite a bit of my story in this book.
I came to the whole world of personal development through My food addiction,
my uh emotional overeating.
I started in a 12 step group very open about this and um it changed my world.
I started to really look at what I was eating over and look at what was really going on.
How was I feeling?
What was I stuffing down?
And that led to an incredible amount of vulnerability and really looking at what is my heart desire?
What am I feeling grief over and shame over these emotions that I didn't want to look at.
And as I started to chip away and to feel of course what emerged was a deep healing um when we feel that's when we're able to heal.
And so I I really feel like I excavated myself in that process and Through 12 steps and therapy and then eventually coaching,
which is really what also was a game changer for me and help me to even realize that's what I want to get into after doing all of that energy work.
And by the way it's not like it's ended,
it is for me every day showing up to really ask myself,
how can I tap into my purpose,
my missed me,
right.
And I realized that you know,
after so many,
I mean thousands of hours of attending meetings and working with other peers and going to sessions and coach,
working with coaches and sponsors and just doing a lot of reflecting and journaling.
I realized,
oh my God,
I feel like I said,
I feel like I have a PhD in myself and I want to share that.
So it's really interesting because one of the chapters in my book is Chapter 11 is literally your purpose and passion and I talk about the equation to how to tap into your purpose and I really believe my friend that you know we are here,
each of us is individuated expressions of the divine of something greater and we all have very unique,
specific gifts,
strengths,
talents within each of us.
You do,
I do.
We all do,
it's like waiting to be uncovered.
And what I've noticed is that whether you may be like me,
it's food for you,
Maybe it's been alcohol or tapping into,
you know,
not being present or social media or some other form of addiction.
I believe we all have some form of staying out of the present moment which can be addictive behaviors.
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So I really what I've seen is when we start to unpack these addictions and these,
you know,
often trauma some of the smaller t some of the larger t but start to look at what are we feeling and starting to heal and really be with ourselves and start to really excavate okay,
why?
Like what moves you,
what are you passionate about?
Where do you feel like you want to make an impact?
What makes you feel sometimes anger,
what bothers you,
what angers you because that can be fuel another area that we often forget to look at is joy.
And so it hit me,
and I wrote about this in my book and I was looking at the chapter like,
this is so nuts.
I just picked these three cards and it's like exactly what I had written about and it's my experience.
So to get back to the cards and this inspiration I want to share with you this idea that one of the most powerful ways the arrow that points to your purpose often comes through the birth canal of joy,
meaning what lights you up,
what makes you feel alive and joyful.
And if you're like me,
I'm guessing,
you know,
we're all living in this world together,
there is a lot of focus and pressure on,
you know,
having these being busy and achieving and being successful and having long lists that you get through and you know,
making sure that you get everything done.
And I can tell you that for me,
that's one of my practices is to make sure that I'm literally stopping myself to pause,
reflect and take time out for joy for pausing to to be still.
However joy is like this secret elixir.
So if you've been asking yourself,
like what the f is my purpose And especially as we head into the New Year,
I know this is a question.
Um and many of you I know because you've written in or some of you,
I'm gratefully getting to work with doing this um or you just you know,
I know at this time of year we tend to look at,
okay,
so what can I learn from this past year?
And one of the things I would recommend you do is reflect,
do a reflection of this year,
What did I learn this year?
What can I celebrate?
What can I acknowledge myself for?
How do I want to show up,
who do I want to be in the year 2022?
What can I take from 2021 and bring that into the next year?
What are aspects of this past year that I where I felt most alive,
Most joyful.
And one of the ways to tell this is through your energy through your body.
So a way to to notice is where did you feel most energized,
most connected.
Where did you feel like that,
that vital energy,
that life force was just flowing through you?
Where have you felt that kind of joy,
that kind of flow,
that kind of energy And so a great thing to do.
And I do talk about this in my book,
but whether you have the book or not,
you can do this.
So as we you know,
come around the corner around the bend to finish this year,
a beautiful way to reflect and to prepare for the year to come is to look at where have I felt most energized this past year and where did I feel joyful.
So look and see if you have Children or you're an auntie or uncle or your grandchildren or you you know look and see where in that role,
where have you felt most alive and joyful in your career,
maybe you're an entrepreneur,
you just started a side hustle.
Many of you have trained to be coaches this past year,
right,
in your in your coaching work or in your,
you know,
the other in your side hustle or if you're a teacher or an executive or a healer or guide or stay at home mom or maybe you have a side gig,
you know,
where you are helping people with their nutrition and their health,
whatever it is you're doing look and see where did you feel most alive and lit up and joyful that is going to really give you some powerful information and then look at your relationships who are the people that bring you joy that make you feel connected and alive and grateful and vital and empowered to look at those relationships and you know,
I just,
I was reading one of my new favorite books,
Oh my gosh,
so good.
Believe it by Jamie currently in My Love Love Love her,
she is the founder of It Cosmetics which was bought by Loreal,
she's just a beautiful soul and she talks about,
she shares a suggestion that she heard from somebody,
one of her mentors that we get to choose who we allow to have the mic,
right?
That who are listening to.
So if it's somebody who brings you a lot of joy and good energy turn up that mike,
you get to turn up that mike and listen to them and here and and be inspired by their words.
And if if somebody and oftentimes we don't,
you always get to choose our family.
Hopefully there are people that are,
you feel very,
you know,
connected to and aligned with sometimes Mia family members that just might be in a different journey.
And not as aligned,
you get to decide if you're going to turn down the mic on those people or people that you feel less connected to or maybe that that that don't have the most positive energy.
We get to decide.
You get to decide who is going to who you're going to give the mic to and who you're going to allow to turn up the mic and to turn it down.
So one great way to decide who you're going to allow to turn up the mic around there are people that bring you joy that help you to feel more empowered and vitality.
So,
the other place to look at is in your spiritual connection,
your connection to something greater to your higher self,
your us too.
So maybe,
you know that joy comes for you in walking in nature,
being outside gardening and planting,
maybe it's in retreats,
maybe it's in retreating by yourself.
Right?
So really it it's so powerful and it's so worth it and you're worth it to take the time to do a little inventory of this past year.
Where did you feel joy?
Where did you feel alive?
Where did you feel most empowered?
Because that joy,
that feeling of vitality of energy,
of alignment,
of passion,
even even anger and frustration can be fuel as well.
But we're talking about that energy of joy right now,
looking and seeing where you have felt that and use your body notice when you feel,
What does that,
what does that feel like to you?
Maybe you feel like you want to dance,
you want to jump up,
you wanna,
you know,
high five yourself.
If you if you listen to the episode with mel Robbins,
the high five have it book is phenomenal.
It was one of my favorite episode.
She is just such a beautiful luminary and we talked about the power of high fiving yourself.
So if you feel like that connection to wanting to have five yourself,
maybe your body is saying like yes,
you're leaning in,
listen to your intuition,
your inner wisdom,
just do a year reflection,
go through the different months,
look through your calendar,
look at those events and those,
those transformative moments or maybe those subtle moments maybe for you,
joy really comes when you wake up and you give yourself time and space and grace to just a dream or to lay in bed or to put your hands on your heart.
Maybe it's just a very quiet moment with your partner or your pet.
It doesn't have to be the grandiose huge moments.
I just encourage you to do a reflection in an inventory and to look and see where have you felt joy?
What does that feel like?
What does that look like?
How do you feel that in your body and get clear and do some writing if that works for you or you could share with a trusted friend or a coach or an advisor and look and see because Joy so awesome.
I love the inspiration of these cards.
Joy is like the arrow that points to purpose.
Okay,
so I'm going to show to you for watching purpose now purpose to me when I think about purpose,
I think about my why think about your why?
Why?
So great question to ask yourself.
Let's say you really feel strongly that you want to help women to feel more uplifted and trusting of themselves and worthy.
I know that's part of my wife as well.
So you're going to ask yourself why is that important to me?
Why write it down And then you might follow up with?
Is there anything else?
Why else?
So sometimes those prompts of asking why a few times very,
very helpful.
It can help unleash parts thoughts that we haven't we haven't yet really brought to the surface.
It can help bring up ideas or even creative thoughts that you may have not looked at yet.
So,
you want to ask yourself why,
right,
enjoy what you're joyful about can often lead to your wife.
So,
for me,
for an example of talking about my book,
I had a lot of doubt in writing that book I've never written,
I've never written a book.
I'm actually going to be coming out in february with the revised edition,
really excited about it.
And I'm also working on my next book and there's still a voice,
it's like who do you think you are?
Which is ironic because the name of my next book is who does she think she is?
Right.
I'm guessing if you have your heart speeding,
you're breathing,
you're listening you probably at some point had that voice go through a little bit of imposter syndrome.
Self doubt.
Okay,
first of all,
you're not alone.
I am with you.
Hopefully,
as you've been listening to episodes with best selling authors,
you've heard from other incredibly well known experts that they've experienced that.
So that can come up that imposter syndrome,
that doubt,
right,
what has always helped me always helped me to to really bridge over that fear,
that doubt those thoughts that just creep up,
you could make a name for it,
but like that inner critic,
whatever you wanna call it,
what's help me bridge over that is to get to my why is to get to what I know is true in my heart.
And so I'm going to encourage you to really connect with your y to connect with your wife,
what is it about your y that feels so,
so important to you?
And so that is a fantastic area to look into,
to get to your purpose,
right?
Is to reflect on your year what brought you joy and vitality to start noticing the themes and then really ask yourself why is that important to you and look and see maybe you're already in a career or a field or a job that feels really purposeful to reconnect your heart in that place of purpose.
Ask yourself why.
And if you want to take a step further,
write it down,
put it in your phone,
put it in your calendar,
record yourself saying it and listen every single morning or every single night or both and then find somebody in action partner,
a friend where you can stay connected,
you can listen to their y and you can share yours that why?
And it might be related to parenting,
it might be related to your health.
In fact,
you're probably going to have a Y and a purpose that is connected to your health,
to your perhaps spirituality,
to your career,
to your personal life,
friendships,
your parenting,
whatever that might be actually in my book in the back,
there is well being wheel that helps you really connect to all of these different aspects of your life and your wife.
So moving on to the third card because what I want to share is this to me is really a powerful equation,
it is go to joy first connect to that energy align with your heart,
align with that part of you,
that childlike part of you that we all have,
that is at the highest vibration of joy of happiness,
of connection to really something beyond you.
Joy is underrated and we want to make sure we're connecting to enjoy that can lead to purpose and when you are connected to your wifi that authentic deep yearning and desire to make an impact or difference to be of service my friend that is where abundance shows up,
it is so beautiful how this all aligns abundance is really having that,
I think of it as a buffet table,
just beautiful amounts of you know and I believe in the divine it's infinite.
So all these possibilities and opportunities maybe by connecting to joy and then your y and your purpose that helps you to connect to an abundance of new friends or connections maybe it is financially I've seen this over and over again,
I really have when I go into what what brings me joy,
one of those things is coaching for example,
I love coaching,
I love teaching coaching,
anything with coaching cause it changed my life and I believe that it's it's a game changer when I put that into practice and I get to my why and I get into my purpose.
So for example,
leading my life designer coach academy brings me a lot of joy.
What has happened is I've noticed we've started to attract students from all over the world,
it's become really an abundant place too to learn how to be a coach has become abundant for me,
opportunity wise,
meeting new,
amazing people,
getting to spread my light and helping others to spread their light and financially it's,
and so this is how I believe the universe works.
It's always going to be matching your energy,
it's always going to be reflecting the outer world,
reflects your inner world,
it's so important therefore to really connect to that high vibrational state of joy,
of love of heart and that's why when I saw these cards and like,
oh my gosh,
this is,
this is really like the equation and it's,
I really believe it's in this order,
connect to your joy and if you're having a hard time with joy,
a great place to go.
It's like the sister is to go to gratitude because often when you go to gratitude it can help you bridge to joy.
So go into gratitude,
if you're having trouble,
joy might also be another word for joy is heightened positive energy,
heightened,
positive energy.
So we look and see what has brought you heightened positive energy.
One of the ones I know for,
for me and for one of my clients has been markers drawing,
adding color,
doodling seriously spread so much joy.
Another client that I worked with recently,
she loves to have party dance parties.
Another amazing client,
you know who you are is renting and she's gonna be getting her own amazing RV and going into the forest,
she has massive joy being alone in the forest with her dog,
she feels peaceful and connected and she loves to be in the forest.
In fact,
what happened for her is a whole beautiful idea came through that is connected to her to her why,
which has to do with being in nature and she has an abundance of opportunities.
So,
and I've seen this over and over and over again over and over again.
So my invitation to you,
us too dear.
Listen,
our soul seeker,
my,
I feel like we're friends.
I know even if we haven't met yet,
I always think of you as a,
I I know we're still family.
So I hope that I hope,
you know,
I really,
even though I can't see you,
I can feel you.
Um I really hope this helps you rather than just trying to go to purpose or abundance first go through joy,
go through joy.
What brings you energy vitality empowerment,
Do a reflection,
Look at this past year,
where have you felt that positive energy notice that there are any themes,
look at the various areas of your life,
right,
spirituality,
personal health,
while being career,
family,
if you're a parent,
all of those areas,
maybe it's also giving back being of service as well,
then look to see how that informs your why which can lead to your purpose and purpose doesn't have to mean one thing.
First of all,
if you're listening,
you probably like me empath,
highly sensitive,
multi passionate,
you're going to have many ways that you show up and have meaning,
make meaning in the world and add value and purpose.
So it might be,
you know,
it might be one main thing,
it might be in many different ways for you,
It might be to be a loving,
compassionate teacher and role model for your Children.
That's part of your purpose.
I know that's for me.
Another might be to empower others to be their healthiest self through nutrition through meditation.
Maybe it's through your corporate job in HR and helping people to feel included and making sure the pay scale is the same,
whether you're female or male or black or white,
right?
Your purpose is going to vary and it can also be multifaceted.
What I do know though,
is when you follow joy and positive energy in yourself and your wife and purpose,
what is going to follow is abundance and that is my prayer and my hope,
my blessing for each of you for you this year and the year to come is that you are graced with a deep deep joy,
deep connection to your heart to your purpose and that you get to experience abundance of all kinds health opportunities,
well being financial wealth,
friendships,
connections,
love spiritual resilience,
abundance of all kinds.
My dear friend,
I hope this has been helpful.
Please let me know your feedback the abundance that you're noticing your purpose.
What brings you joy?
Would love to hear all of it you can share at the U.
S.
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Yeah, yeah.Hey you is to listener, it is julie Rissler, yours truly Happy holidays,

happy end of the year.I am so grateful and so honored to have spent this 2021 with you.Thank you so much.I am so thankful for your time, your energy, your feedback listening, it means a lot to me.

I know there are many other places to spend your time and I'm honored.I'm so honored and touched to be here in your ear to be with you and I am just hoping and praying that the episodes during 2021 all of the various interviews and solo episodes that they've really added value and impact and touch your heart and really, you know the goal,

the ultimate goal is to connect with your higher self with your us do with that authenticity, that authentic part of you that you know that you connect with.So I'm going to share behind the scenes a little bit what uh what happened and how I decided to choose today's topic For the last episode of 2021 for December.

Um and hopefully this will be timeless whether you're listening in the time of our holiday season or if it's already in the beginning of the new year, my hope and prayer is that this topic and episode is going to be helpful to to you at any time.

So I have to say I was taking notes.Usually I get a strong urge or sense of what I want to talk about, what I want to discuss with you and I really, I went into today's episode, not sure.

I had a lot of ideas.I was taking notes and I decided one of the tools that I've been using to help me connect at a greater level um is to use the power of cards of I have my own declaration cards.There are other kinds of oracle cards and other kinds of fantastic different types of cards out there,

the ones that I'm using, these are mine, the U.S.To declaration cards.I love them because they have different intentions and I created them originally for myself because I wanted something where I could pick an intention.Um there are lots of different types of decks cards out there and what I find so helpful is it gets me out of my head,

it gets me into a place of surrender of trust.So I'm sharing this because this could be a tool for you if you have a deck of cards that you like to use um tarot, oracle or values cards or intention cards or my declaration cards.

Um and it's a great way to just surrender and turn over whatever your question is, whatever you're looking for a decision or greater clarity.It's a great way to tune into higher intelligence for me at least this is one of the things I do.So I'm sharing kind of behind the scenes,

this is what just happened.I've taken some notes.I have a lot of different Ideas and topics that I do want to cover and will be in 2022.I'm really excited.Already have an amazing lineup.

Oh my goodness, I don't want to give it away.But the guests coming in next year are just incredible.And I'm really excited to share them with you.And I had promised myself that I would make sure um actually at the request of many of you writing in and thank you to share more about my own experience.Hopefully strength.

I hope, uh, I don't believe in failures but lessons learned things that I'm learning along the way in, you know, having a business and being uh, and a weak human being, hopefully raising consciousness one day at a time.

So I found that pulling cards has been really, really helpful and I was not sure the topic and I decided, okay, All right cards I have 33 cards I figured I'll pick, I'll start with one and see what happens.

So the first card that I chose is purpose.Okay, the declaration is, I was born with sacred gifts, skills, talents and a purpose.I allow myself to stand firm and share mine with the planet.I affirm that we all have an important purpose.

And then my question for you is really reflect what might be different ways of expressing your purpose.I'm going to talk about purpose because sometimes we get confused about this and then the next card that I chose was like, let me choose one more.

It ended up being three sided.I'll give it away.Um is abundance and I was like oh I love abundance and I looked and I saw I did a whole you know solo episode about money and abundance but abundance to me is not just financial, it is opportunities,

it's health, it's friendships, it's connections, it's seeing the Divine at all.And I love this one and the declaration is abundance comes in all forms, love health,

wealth opportunities, friends and family.I naturally attract abundance of all kinds.So I was like okay purpose and abundance.And then I said okay there's one more card and choose one more and the card I chose very short intention.But the the card that I chose is joy is joy and the declaration is pretty short,

it is I am meant to be joyful and I create joy for myself.So I was taking some notes and really sitting with and and frankly for me it's it's discernment, it's prayer,

it's getting still.It's asking my creator the Divine please guide me.So before I ever do any episode just to let you know because you you don't often hear this although I'm going to start I think sharing some some of the pre interview intentions that we do and some of the ways that I ground myself, I think it can be helpful just to here and then of course my guess I like to really get still and ask the Divine,

ask um her power to guide me to guide this conversation to be at the highest level of the highest service for you.Um, and and that whatever I'm saying, you know,

let it let it be impactful and shed more light in your life.That's really my goal.And so I'm looking at these cards and I'm thinking, okay, purpose, abundance, joy and then it just hit me and I was like,

oh my gosh, thank you, thank you, thank you creator for this inspiration.So what I want to talk about is, you know, as we wrap up this year, how to reflect on this year, how to really tap into the,

your, you know, your head that you want to step into your us, you, what does that mean? What does that look like? And I really believe these cards totally give us a road map.Okay.

And I'm so excited because I have a lot to say about purpose and a lot to say about joy and abundance.So as always, I really hope this is helpful and meaningful.You can always check the show notes.

I will definitely be sharing notes afterwards so that if you are driving or walking or unable to take notes, just know that I got you, I got your sister.I got you brother.

I got you.Okay, so here's what I got, here's what I realized this was the download.I got after I picked these cards.And it's interesting.I don't know if you know this.My first book that I wrote,

If you're watching This is right behind Me.It's called Get A PhD In You.So I wrote this after 20 years of my own really intensive inner work, dark night of the soul.I shared quite a bit of my story in this book.

I came to the whole world of personal development through My food addiction, my uh emotional overeating.I started in a 12 step group very open about this and um it changed my world.I started to really look at what I was eating over and look at what was really going on.

How was I feeling? What was I stuffing down? And that led to an incredible amount of vulnerability and really looking at what is my heart desire? What am I feeling grief over and shame over these emotions that I didn't want to look at.And as I started to chip away and to feel of course what emerged was a deep healing um when we feel that's when we're able to heal.

And so I I really feel like I excavated myself in that process and Through 12 steps and therapy and then eventually coaching, which is really what also was a game changer for me and help me to even realize that's what I want to get into after doing all of that energy work.And by the way it's not like it's ended,

it is for me every day showing up to really ask myself, how can I tap into my purpose, my missed me, right.And I realized that you know, after so many, I mean thousands of hours of attending meetings and working with other peers and going to sessions and coach,

working with coaches and sponsors and just doing a lot of reflecting and journaling.I realized, oh my God, I feel like I said, I feel like I have a PhD in myself and I want to share that.So it's really interesting because one of the chapters in my book is Chapter 11 is literally your purpose and passion and I talk about the equation to how to tap into your purpose and I really believe my friend that you know we are here,

each of us is individuated expressions of the divine of something greater and we all have very unique, specific gifts, strengths, talents within each of us.You do,

I do.We all do, it's like waiting to be uncovered.And what I've noticed is that whether you may be like me, it's food for you, Maybe it's been alcohol or tapping into, you know,

not being present or social media or some other form of addiction.I believe we all have some form of staying out of the present moment which can be addictive behaviors.Hey my friend,

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that's why I owe you 15 U 15 go to sata S A Ti Y A J E W E L R Y and I promise you you're going to find gorgeous pieces that help you to align even more deeply to your truth.So I really what I've seen is when we start to unpack these addictions and these,

you know, often trauma some of the smaller t some of the larger t but start to look at what are we feeling and starting to heal and really be with ourselves and start to really excavate okay, why?

Like what moves you, what are you passionate about? Where do you feel like you want to make an impact? What makes you feel sometimes anger, what bothers you, what angers you because that can be fuel another area that we often forget to look at is joy.

And so it hit me, and I wrote about this in my book and I was looking at the chapter like, this is so nuts.I just picked these three cards and it's like exactly what I had written about and it's my experience.So to get back to the cards and this inspiration I want to share with you this idea that one of the most powerful ways the arrow that points to your purpose often comes through the birth canal of joy,

meaning what lights you up, what makes you feel alive and joyful.And if you're like me, I'm guessing, you know, we're all living in this world together, there is a lot of focus and pressure on,

you know, having these being busy and achieving and being successful and having long lists that you get through and you know, making sure that you get everything done.And I can tell you that for me,

that's one of my practices is to make sure that I'm literally stopping myself to pause, reflect and take time out for joy for pausing to to be still.However joy is like this secret elixir.So if you've been asking yourself,

like what the f is my purpose And especially as we head into the New Year, I know this is a question.Um and many of you I know because you've written in or some of you, I'm gratefully getting to work with doing this um or you just you know,

I know at this time of year we tend to look at, okay, so what can I learn from this past year? And one of the things I would recommend you do is reflect, do a reflection of this year,

What did I learn this year? What can I celebrate? What can I acknowledge myself for? How do I want to show up, who do I want to be in the year 2022? What can I take from 2021 and bring that into the next year? What are aspects of this past year that I where I felt most alive,

Most joyful.And one of the ways to tell this is through your energy through your body.So a way to to notice is where did you feel most energized, most connected.Where did you feel like that,

that vital energy, that life force was just flowing through you? Where have you felt that kind of joy, that kind of flow, that kind of energy And so a great thing to do.And I do talk about this in my book,

but whether you have the book or not, you can do this.So as we you know, come around the corner around the bend to finish this year, a beautiful way to reflect and to prepare for the year to come is to look at where have I felt most energized this past year and where did I feel joyful.So look and see if you have Children or you're an auntie or uncle or your grandchildren or you you know look and see where in that role,

where have you felt most alive and joyful in your career, maybe you're an entrepreneur, you just started a side hustle.Many of you have trained to be coaches this past year, right,

in your in your coaching work or in your, you know, the other in your side hustle or if you're a teacher or an executive or a healer or guide or stay at home mom or maybe you have a side gig, you know,

where you are helping people with their nutrition and their health, whatever it is you're doing look and see where did you feel most alive and lit up and joyful that is going to really give you some powerful information and then look at your relationships who are the people that bring you joy that make you feel connected and alive and grateful and vital and empowered to look at those relationships and you know, I just,

I was reading one of my new favorite books, Oh my gosh, so good.Believe it by Jamie currently in My Love Love Love her, she is the founder of It Cosmetics which was bought by Loreal, she's just a beautiful soul and she talks about,

she shares a suggestion that she heard from somebody, one of her mentors that we get to choose who we allow to have the mic, right? That who are listening to.So if it's somebody who brings you a lot of joy and good energy turn up that mike,

you get to turn up that mike and listen to them and here and and be inspired by their words.And if if somebody and oftentimes we don't, you always get to choose our family.Hopefully there are people that are,

you feel very, you know, connected to and aligned with sometimes Mia family members that just might be in a different journey.And not as aligned, you get to decide if you're going to turn down the mic on those people or people that you feel less connected to or maybe that that that don't have the most positive energy.We get to decide.

You get to decide who is going to who you're going to give the mic to and who you're going to allow to turn up the mic and to turn it down.So one great way to decide who you're going to allow to turn up the mic around there are people that bring you joy that help you to feel more empowered and vitality.So,

the other place to look at is in your spiritual connection, your connection to something greater to your higher self, your us too.So maybe, you know that joy comes for you in walking in nature, being outside gardening and planting,

maybe it's in retreats, maybe it's in retreating by yourself.Right? So really it it's so powerful and it's so worth it and you're worth it to take the time to do a little inventory of this past year.Where did you feel joy?

Where did you feel alive? Where did you feel most empowered? Because that joy, that feeling of vitality of energy, of alignment, of passion, even even anger and frustration can be fuel as well.But we're talking about that energy of joy right now,

looking and seeing where you have felt that and use your body notice when you feel, What does that, what does that feel like to you? Maybe you feel like you want to dance, you want to jump up,

you wanna, you know, high five yourself.If you if you listen to the episode with mel Robbins, the high five have it book is phenomenal.It was one of my favorite episode.She is just such a beautiful luminary and we talked about the power of high fiving yourself.

So if you feel like that connection to wanting to have five yourself, maybe your body is saying like yes, you're leaning in, listen to your intuition, your inner wisdom,

just do a year reflection, go through the different months, look through your calendar, look at those events and those, those transformative moments or maybe those subtle moments maybe for you, joy really comes when you wake up and you give yourself time and space and grace to just a dream or to lay in bed or to put your hands on your heart.

Maybe it's just a very quiet moment with your partner or your pet.It doesn't have to be the grandiose huge moments.I just encourage you to do a reflection in an inventory and to look and see where have you felt joy? What does that feel like?

What does that look like? How do you feel that in your body and get clear and do some writing if that works for you or you could share with a trusted friend or a coach or an advisor and look and see because Joy so awesome.I love the inspiration of these cards.

Joy is like the arrow that points to purpose.Okay, so I'm going to show to you for watching purpose now purpose to me when I think about purpose, I think about my why think about your why? Why?

So great question to ask yourself.Let's say you really feel strongly that you want to help women to feel more uplifted and trusting of themselves and worthy.I know that's part of my wife as well.

So you're going to ask yourself why is that important to me? Why write it down And then you might follow up with? Is there anything else? Why else? So sometimes those prompts of asking why a few times very, very helpful.

It can help unleash parts thoughts that we haven't we haven't yet really brought to the surface.It can help bring up ideas or even creative thoughts that you may have not looked at yet.So,

you want to ask yourself why, right, enjoy what you're joyful about can often lead to your wife.So, for me, for an example of talking about my book, I had a lot of doubt in writing that book I've never written, I've never written a book.

I'm actually going to be coming out in february with the revised edition, really excited about it.And I'm also working on my next book and there's still a voice, it's like who do you think you are?

Which is ironic because the name of my next book is who does she think she is? Right.I'm guessing if you have your heart speeding, you're breathing, you're listening you probably at some point had that voice go through a little bit of imposter syndrome.Self doubt.

Okay, first of all, you're not alone.I am with you.Hopefully, as you've been listening to episodes with best selling authors, you've heard from other incredibly well known experts that they've experienced that.So that can come up that imposter syndrome,

that doubt, right, what has always helped me always helped me to to really bridge over that fear, that doubt those thoughts that just creep up, you could make a name for it, but like that inner critic,

whatever you wanna call it, what's help me bridge over that is to get to my why is to get to what I know is true in my heart.And so I'm going to encourage you to really connect with your y to connect with your wife, what is it about your y that feels so,

so important to you? And so that is a fantastic area to look into, to get to your purpose, right? Is to reflect on your year what brought you joy and vitality to start noticing the themes and then really ask yourself why is that important to you and look and see maybe you're already in a career or a field or a job that feels really purposeful to reconnect your heart in that place of purpose.Ask yourself why.

And if you want to take a step further, write it down, put it in your phone, put it in your calendar, record yourself saying it and listen every single morning or every single night or both and then find somebody in action partner, a friend where you can stay connected,

you can listen to their y and you can share yours that why? And it might be related to parenting, it might be related to your health.In fact, you're probably going to have a Y and a purpose that is connected to your health, to your perhaps spirituality,

to your career, to your personal life, friendships, your parenting, whatever that might be actually in my book in the back, there is well being wheel that helps you really connect to all of these different aspects of your life and your wife.So moving on to the third card because what I want to share is this to me is really a powerful equation,

it is go to joy first connect to that energy align with your heart, align with that part of you, that childlike part of you that we all have, that is at the highest vibration of joy of happiness, of connection to really something beyond you.

Joy is underrated and we want to make sure we're connecting to enjoy that can lead to purpose and when you are connected to your wifi that authentic deep yearning and desire to make an impact or difference to be of service my friend that is where abundance shows up, it is so beautiful how this all aligns abundance is really having that,

I think of it as a buffet table, just beautiful amounts of you know and I believe in the divine it's infinite.So all these possibilities and opportunities maybe by connecting to joy and then your y and your purpose that helps you to connect to an abundance of new friends or connections maybe it is financially I've seen this over and over again, I really have when I go into what what brings me joy,

one of those things is coaching for example, I love coaching, I love teaching coaching, anything with coaching cause it changed my life and I believe that it's it's a game changer when I put that into practice and I get to my why and I get into my purpose.So for example,

leading my life designer coach academy brings me a lot of joy.What has happened is I've noticed we've started to attract students from all over the world, it's become really an abundant place too to learn how to be a coach has become abundant for me,

opportunity wise, meeting new, amazing people, getting to spread my light and helping others to spread their light and financially it's, and so this is how I believe the universe works.It's always going to be matching your energy,

it's always going to be reflecting the outer world, reflects your inner world, it's so important therefore to really connect to that high vibrational state of joy, of love of heart and that's why when I saw these cards and like,

oh my gosh, this is, this is really like the equation and it's, I really believe it's in this order, connect to your joy and if you're having a hard time with joy, a great place to go.

It's like the sister is to go to gratitude because often when you go to gratitude it can help you bridge to joy.So go into gratitude, if you're having trouble, joy might also be another word for joy is heightened positive energy,

heightened, positive energy.So we look and see what has brought you heightened positive energy.One of the ones I know for, for me and for one of my clients has been markers drawing, adding color,

doodling seriously spread so much joy.Another client that I worked with recently, she loves to have party dance parties.Another amazing client, you know who you are is renting and she's gonna be getting her own amazing RV and going into the forest, she has massive joy being alone in the forest with her dog,

she feels peaceful and connected and she loves to be in the forest.In fact, what happened for her is a whole beautiful idea came through that is connected to her to her why, which has to do with being in nature and she has an abundance of opportunities.

So, and I've seen this over and over and over again over and over again.So my invitation to you, us too dear.Listen, our soul seeker, my, I feel like we're friends.I know even if we haven't met yet,

I always think of you as a, I I know we're still family.So I hope that I hope, you know, I really, even though I can't see you, I can feel you.Um I really hope this helps you rather than just trying to go to purpose or abundance first go through joy, go through joy.

What brings you energy vitality empowerment, Do a reflection, Look at this past year, where have you felt that positive energy notice that there are any themes, look at the various areas of your life,

right, spirituality, personal health, while being career, family, if you're a parent, all of those areas, maybe it's also giving back being of service as well, then look to see how that informs your why which can lead to your purpose and purpose doesn't have to mean one thing.

First of all, if you're listening, you probably like me empath, highly sensitive, multi passionate, you're going to have many ways that you show up and have meaning, make meaning in the world and add value and purpose.

So it might be, you know, it might be one main thing, it might be in many different ways for you, It might be to be a loving, compassionate teacher and role model for your Children.That's part of your purpose.

I know that's for me.Another might be to empower others to be their healthiest self through nutrition through meditation.Maybe it's through your corporate job in HR and helping people to feel included and making sure the pay scale is the same, whether you're female or male or black or white,

right? Your purpose is going to vary and it can also be multifaceted.What I do know though, is when you follow joy and positive energy in yourself and your wife and purpose, what is going to follow is abundance and that is my prayer and my hope,

my blessing for each of you for you this year and the year to come is that you are graced with a deep deep joy, deep connection to your heart to your purpose and that you get to experience abundance of all kinds health opportunities, well being financial wealth,

friendships, connections, love spiritual resilience, abundance of all kinds.My dear friend, I hope this has been helpful.Please let me know your feedback the abundance that you're noticing your purpose.What brings you joy?

Would love to hear all of it you can share at the U.S.To community for sole seekers, our facebook group, it's free and I just want to wish you your most blessed year yet full of incredible health and well being an abundance and may you continue to listen, honor and love your us do you?

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Yeah,
yeah.
Hey you is to listener,
it is julie Rissler,
yours truly Happy holidays,
happy end of the year.
I am so grateful and so honored to have spent this 2021 with you.
Thank you so much.
I am so thankful for your time,
your energy,
your feedback listening,
it means a lot to me.
I know there are many other places to spend your time and I'm honored.
I'm so honored and touched to be here in your ear to be with you and I am just hoping and praying that the episodes during 2021 all of the various interviews and solo episodes that they've really added value and impact and touch your heart and really,
you know the goal,
the ultimate goal is to connect with your higher self with your us do with that authenticity,
that authentic part of you that you know that you connect with.
So I'm going to share behind the scenes a little bit what uh what happened and how I decided to choose today's topic For the last episode of 2021 for December.
Um and hopefully this will be timeless whether you're listening in the time of our holiday season or if it's already in the beginning of the new year,
my hope and prayer is that this topic and episode is going to be helpful to to you at any time.
So I have to say I was taking notes.
Usually I get a strong urge or sense of what I want to talk about,
what I want to discuss with you and I really,
I went into today's episode,
not sure.
I had a lot of ideas.
I was taking notes and I decided one of the tools that I've been using to help me connect at a greater level um is to use the power of cards of I have my own declaration cards.
There are other kinds of oracle cards and other kinds of fantastic different types of cards out there,
the ones that I'm using,
these are mine,
the U.
S.
To declaration cards.
I love them because they have different intentions and I created them originally for myself because I wanted something where I could pick an intention.
Um there are lots of different types of decks cards out there and what I find so helpful is it gets me out of my head,
it gets me into a place of surrender of trust.
So I'm sharing this because this could be a tool for you if you have a deck of cards that you like to use um tarot,
oracle or values cards or intention cards or my declaration cards.
Um and it's a great way to just surrender and turn over whatever your question is,
whatever you're looking for a decision or greater clarity.
It's a great way to tune into higher intelligence for me at least this is one of the things I do.
So I'm sharing kind of behind the scenes,
this is what just happened.
I've taken some notes.
I have a lot of different Ideas and topics that I do want to cover and will be in 2022.
I'm really excited.
Already have an amazing lineup.
Oh my goodness,
I don't want to give it away.
But the guests coming in next year are just incredible.
And I'm really excited to share them with you.
And I had promised myself that I would make sure um actually at the request of many of you writing in and thank you to share more about my own experience.
Hopefully strength.
I hope,
uh,
I don't believe in failures but lessons learned things that I'm learning along the way in,
you know,
having a business and being uh,
and a weak human being,
hopefully raising consciousness one day at a time.
So I found that pulling cards has been really,
really helpful and I was not sure the topic and I decided,
okay,
All right cards I have 33 cards I figured I'll pick,
I'll start with one and see what happens.
So the first card that I chose is purpose.
Okay,
the declaration is,
I was born with sacred gifts,
skills,
talents and a purpose.
I allow myself to stand firm and share mine with the planet.
I affirm that we all have an important purpose.
And then my question for you is really reflect what might be different ways of expressing your purpose.
I'm going to talk about purpose because sometimes we get confused about this and then the next card that I chose was like,
let me choose one more.
It ended up being three sided.
I'll give it away.
Um is abundance and I was like oh I love abundance and I looked and I saw I did a whole you know solo episode about money and abundance but abundance to me is not just financial,
it is opportunities,
it's health,
it's friendships,
it's connections,
it's seeing the Divine at all.
And I love this one and the declaration is abundance comes in all forms,
love health,
wealth opportunities,
friends and family.
I naturally attract abundance of all kinds.
So I was like okay purpose and abundance.
And then I said okay there's one more card and choose one more and the card I chose very short intention.
But the the card that I chose is joy is joy and the declaration is pretty short,
it is I am meant to be joyful and I create joy for myself.
So I was taking some notes and really sitting with and and frankly for me it's it's discernment,
it's prayer,
it's getting still.
It's asking my creator the Divine please guide me.
So before I ever do any episode just to let you know because you you don't often hear this although I'm going to start I think sharing some some of the pre interview intentions that we do and some of the ways that I ground myself,
I think it can be helpful just to here and then of course my guess I like to really get still and ask the Divine,
ask um her power to guide me to guide this conversation to be at the highest level of the highest service for you.
Um,
and and that whatever I'm saying,
you know,
let it let it be impactful and shed more light in your life.
That's really my goal.
And so I'm looking at these cards and I'm thinking,
okay,
purpose,
abundance,
joy and then it just hit me and I was like,
oh my gosh,
thank you,
thank you,
thank you creator for this inspiration.
So what I want to talk about is,
you know,
as we wrap up this year,
how to reflect on this year,
how to really tap into the,
your,
you know,
your head that you want to step into your us,
you,
what does that mean?
What does that look like?
And I really believe these cards totally give us a road map.
Okay.
And I'm so excited because I have a lot to say about purpose and a lot to say about joy and abundance.
So as always,
I really hope this is helpful and meaningful.
You can always check the show notes.
I will definitely be sharing notes afterwards so that if you are driving or walking or unable to take notes,
just know that I got you,
I got your sister.
I got you brother.
I got you.
Okay,
so here's what I got,
here's what I realized this was the download.
I got after I picked these cards.
And it's interesting.
I don't know if you know this.
My first book that I wrote,
If you're watching This is right behind Me.
It's called Get A PhD In You.
So I wrote this after 20 years of my own really intensive inner work,
dark night of the soul.
I shared quite a bit of my story in this book.
I came to the whole world of personal development through My food addiction,
my uh emotional overeating.
I started in a 12 step group very open about this and um it changed my world.
I started to really look at what I was eating over and look at what was really going on.
How was I feeling?
What was I stuffing down?
And that led to an incredible amount of vulnerability and really looking at what is my heart desire?
What am I feeling grief over and shame over these emotions that I didn't want to look at.
And as I started to chip away and to feel of course what emerged was a deep healing um when we feel that's when we're able to heal.
And so I I really feel like I excavated myself in that process and Through 12 steps and therapy and then eventually coaching,
which is really what also was a game changer for me and help me to even realize that's what I want to get into after doing all of that energy work.
And by the way it's not like it's ended,
it is for me every day showing up to really ask myself,
how can I tap into my purpose,
my missed me,
right.
And I realized that you know,
after so many,
I mean thousands of hours of attending meetings and working with other peers and going to sessions and coach,
working with coaches and sponsors and just doing a lot of reflecting and journaling.
I realized,
oh my God,
I feel like I said,
I feel like I have a PhD in myself and I want to share that.
So it's really interesting because one of the chapters in my book is Chapter 11 is literally your purpose and passion and I talk about the equation to how to tap into your purpose and I really believe my friend that you know we are here,
each of us is individuated expressions of the divine of something greater and we all have very unique,
specific gifts,
strengths,
talents within each of us.
You do,
I do.
We all do,
it's like waiting to be uncovered.
And what I've noticed is that whether you may be like me,
it's food for you,
Maybe it's been alcohol or tapping into,
you know,
not being present or social media or some other form of addiction.
I believe we all have some form of staying out of the present moment which can be addictive behaviors.
Hey my friend,
it's julie pausing us for a moment I want to share with you but an amazing collaboration.
I'm so excited to be partnering with satya jewelry.
Satya means truth and sand script and I know you being part of this community,
you know that these conversations are all about helping you to find your truth,
your usu every single piece of satya jewelry tells a story.
It serves as a spiritual tool and it represents an intention or deeper meaning.
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So I really what I've seen is when we start to unpack these addictions and these,
you know,
often trauma some of the smaller t some of the larger t but start to look at what are we feeling and starting to heal and really be with ourselves and start to really excavate okay,
why?
Like what moves you,
what are you passionate about?
Where do you feel like you want to make an impact?
What makes you feel sometimes anger,
what bothers you,
what angers you because that can be fuel another area that we often forget to look at is joy.
And so it hit me,
and I wrote about this in my book and I was looking at the chapter like,
this is so nuts.
I just picked these three cards and it's like exactly what I had written about and it's my experience.
So to get back to the cards and this inspiration I want to share with you this idea that one of the most powerful ways the arrow that points to your purpose often comes through the birth canal of joy,
meaning what lights you up,
what makes you feel alive and joyful.
And if you're like me,
I'm guessing,
you know,
we're all living in this world together,
there is a lot of focus and pressure on,
you know,
having these being busy and achieving and being successful and having long lists that you get through and you know,
making sure that you get everything done.
And I can tell you that for me,
that's one of my practices is to make sure that I'm literally stopping myself to pause,
reflect and take time out for joy for pausing to to be still.
However joy is like this secret elixir.
So if you've been asking yourself,
like what the f is my purpose And especially as we head into the New Year,
I know this is a question.
Um and many of you I know because you've written in or some of you,
I'm gratefully getting to work with doing this um or you just you know,
I know at this time of year we tend to look at,
okay,
so what can I learn from this past year?
And one of the things I would recommend you do is reflect,
do a reflection of this year,
What did I learn this year?
What can I celebrate?
What can I acknowledge myself for?
How do I want to show up,
who do I want to be in the year 2022?
What can I take from 2021 and bring that into the next year?
What are aspects of this past year that I where I felt most alive,
Most joyful.
And one of the ways to tell this is through your energy through your body.
So a way to to notice is where did you feel most energized,
most connected.
Where did you feel like that,
that vital energy,
that life force was just flowing through you?
Where have you felt that kind of joy,
that kind of flow,
that kind of energy And so a great thing to do.
And I do talk about this in my book,
but whether you have the book or not,
you can do this.
So as we you know,
come around the corner around the bend to finish this year,
a beautiful way to reflect and to prepare for the year to come is to look at where have I felt most energized this past year and where did I feel joyful.
So look and see if you have Children or you're an auntie or uncle or your grandchildren or you you know look and see where in that role,
where have you felt most alive and joyful in your career,
maybe you're an entrepreneur,
you just started a side hustle.
Many of you have trained to be coaches this past year,
right,
in your in your coaching work or in your,
you know,
the other in your side hustle or if you're a teacher or an executive or a healer or guide or stay at home mom or maybe you have a side gig,
you know,
where you are helping people with their nutrition and their health,
whatever it is you're doing look and see where did you feel most alive and lit up and joyful that is going to really give you some powerful information and then look at your relationships who are the people that bring you joy that make you feel connected and alive and grateful and vital and empowered to look at those relationships and you know,
I just,
I was reading one of my new favorite books,
Oh my gosh,
so good.
Believe it by Jamie currently in My Love Love Love her,
she is the founder of It Cosmetics which was bought by Loreal,
she's just a beautiful soul and she talks about,
she shares a suggestion that she heard from somebody,
one of her mentors that we get to choose who we allow to have the mic,
right?
That who are listening to.
So if it's somebody who brings you a lot of joy and good energy turn up that mike,
you get to turn up that mike and listen to them and here and and be inspired by their words.
And if if somebody and oftentimes we don't,
you always get to choose our family.
Hopefully there are people that are,
you feel very,
you know,
connected to and aligned with sometimes Mia family members that just might be in a different journey.
And not as aligned,
you get to decide if you're going to turn down the mic on those people or people that you feel less connected to or maybe that that that don't have the most positive energy.
We get to decide.
You get to decide who is going to who you're going to give the mic to and who you're going to allow to turn up the mic and to turn it down.
So one great way to decide who you're going to allow to turn up the mic around there are people that bring you joy that help you to feel more empowered and vitality.
So,
the other place to look at is in your spiritual connection,
your connection to something greater to your higher self,
your us too.
So maybe,
you know that joy comes for you in walking in nature,
being outside gardening and planting,
maybe it's in retreats,
maybe it's in retreating by yourself.
Right?
So really it it's so powerful and it's so worth it and you're worth it to take the time to do a little inventory of this past year.
Where did you feel joy?
Where did you feel alive?
Where did you feel most empowered?
Because that joy,
that feeling of vitality of energy,
of alignment,
of passion,
even even anger and frustration can be fuel as well.
But we're talking about that energy of joy right now,
looking and seeing where you have felt that and use your body notice when you feel,
What does that,
what does that feel like to you?
Maybe you feel like you want to dance,
you want to jump up,
you wanna,
you know,
high five yourself.
If you if you listen to the episode with mel Robbins,
the high five have it book is phenomenal.
It was one of my favorite episode.
She is just such a beautiful luminary and we talked about the power of high fiving yourself.
So if you feel like that connection to wanting to have five yourself,
maybe your body is saying like yes,
you're leaning in,
listen to your intuition,
your inner wisdom,
just do a year reflection,
go through the different months,
look through your calendar,
look at those events and those,
those transformative moments or maybe those subtle moments maybe for you,
joy really comes when you wake up and you give yourself time and space and grace to just a dream or to lay in bed or to put your hands on your heart.
Maybe it's just a very quiet moment with your partner or your pet.
It doesn't have to be the grandiose huge moments.
I just encourage you to do a reflection in an inventory and to look and see where have you felt joy?
What does that feel like?
What does that look like?
How do you feel that in your body and get clear and do some writing if that works for you or you could share with a trusted friend or a coach or an advisor and look and see because Joy so awesome.
I love the inspiration of these cards.
Joy is like the arrow that points to purpose.
Okay,
so I'm going to show to you for watching purpose now purpose to me when I think about purpose,
I think about my why think about your why?
Why?
So great question to ask yourself.
Let's say you really feel strongly that you want to help women to feel more uplifted and trusting of themselves and worthy.
I know that's part of my wife as well.
So you're going to ask yourself why is that important to me?
Why write it down And then you might follow up with?
Is there anything else?
Why else?
So sometimes those prompts of asking why a few times very,
very helpful.
It can help unleash parts thoughts that we haven't we haven't yet really brought to the surface.
It can help bring up ideas or even creative thoughts that you may have not looked at yet.
So,
you want to ask yourself why,
right,
enjoy what you're joyful about can often lead to your wife.
So,
for me,
for an example of talking about my book,
I had a lot of doubt in writing that book I've never written,
I've never written a book.
I'm actually going to be coming out in february with the revised edition,
really excited about it.
And I'm also working on my next book and there's still a voice,
it's like who do you think you are?
Which is ironic because the name of my next book is who does she think she is?
Right.
I'm guessing if you have your heart speeding,
you're breathing,
you're listening you probably at some point had that voice go through a little bit of imposter syndrome.
Self doubt.
Okay,
first of all,
you're not alone.
I am with you.
Hopefully,
as you've been listening to episodes with best selling authors,
you've heard from other incredibly well known experts that they've experienced that.
So that can come up that imposter syndrome,
that doubt,
right,
what has always helped me always helped me to to really bridge over that fear,
that doubt those thoughts that just creep up,
you could make a name for it,
but like that inner critic,
whatever you wanna call it,
what's help me bridge over that is to get to my why is to get to what I know is true in my heart.
And so I'm going to encourage you to really connect with your y to connect with your wife,
what is it about your y that feels so,
so important to you?
And so that is a fantastic area to look into,
to get to your purpose,
right?
Is to reflect on your year what brought you joy and vitality to start noticing the themes and then really ask yourself why is that important to you and look and see maybe you're already in a career or a field or a job that feels really purposeful to reconnect your heart in that place of purpose.
Ask yourself why.
And if you want to take a step further,
write it down,
put it in your phone,
put it in your calendar,
record yourself saying it and listen every single morning or every single night or both and then find somebody in action partner,
a friend where you can stay connected,
you can listen to their y and you can share yours that why?
And it might be related to parenting,
it might be related to your health.
In fact,
you're probably going to have a Y and a purpose that is connected to your health,
to your perhaps spirituality,
to your career,
to your personal life,
friendships,
your parenting,
whatever that might be actually in my book in the back,
there is well being wheel that helps you really connect to all of these different aspects of your life and your wife.
So moving on to the third card because what I want to share is this to me is really a powerful equation,
it is go to joy first connect to that energy align with your heart,
align with that part of you,
that childlike part of you that we all have,
that is at the highest vibration of joy of happiness,
of connection to really something beyond you.
Joy is underrated and we want to make sure we're connecting to enjoy that can lead to purpose and when you are connected to your wifi that authentic deep yearning and desire to make an impact or difference to be of service my friend that is where abundance shows up,
it is so beautiful how this all aligns abundance is really having that,
I think of it as a buffet table,
just beautiful amounts of you know and I believe in the divine it's infinite.
So all these possibilities and opportunities maybe by connecting to joy and then your y and your purpose that helps you to connect to an abundance of new friends or connections maybe it is financially I've seen this over and over again,
I really have when I go into what what brings me joy,
one of those things is coaching for example,
I love coaching,
I love teaching coaching,
anything with coaching cause it changed my life and I believe that it's it's a game changer when I put that into practice and I get to my why and I get into my purpose.
So for example,
leading my life designer coach academy brings me a lot of joy.
What has happened is I've noticed we've started to attract students from all over the world,
it's become really an abundant place too to learn how to be a coach has become abundant for me,
opportunity wise,
meeting new,
amazing people,
getting to spread my light and helping others to spread their light and financially it's,
and so this is how I believe the universe works.
It's always going to be matching your energy,
it's always going to be reflecting the outer world,
reflects your inner world,
it's so important therefore to really connect to that high vibrational state of joy,
of love of heart and that's why when I saw these cards and like,
oh my gosh,
this is,
this is really like the equation and it's,
I really believe it's in this order,
connect to your joy and if you're having a hard time with joy,
a great place to go.
It's like the sister is to go to gratitude because often when you go to gratitude it can help you bridge to joy.
So go into gratitude,
if you're having trouble,
joy might also be another word for joy is heightened positive energy,
heightened,
positive energy.
So we look and see what has brought you heightened positive energy.
One of the ones I know for,
for me and for one of my clients has been markers drawing,
adding color,
doodling seriously spread so much joy.
Another client that I worked with recently,
she loves to have party dance parties.
Another amazing client,
you know who you are is renting and she's gonna be getting her own amazing RV and going into the forest,
she has massive joy being alone in the forest with her dog,
she feels peaceful and connected and she loves to be in the forest.
In fact,
what happened for her is a whole beautiful idea came through that is connected to her to her why,
which has to do with being in nature and she has an abundance of opportunities.
So,
and I've seen this over and over and over again over and over again.
So my invitation to you,
us too dear.
Listen,
our soul seeker,
my,
I feel like we're friends.
I know even if we haven't met yet,
I always think of you as a,
I I know we're still family.
So I hope that I hope,
you know,
I really,
even though I can't see you,
I can feel you.
Um I really hope this helps you rather than just trying to go to purpose or abundance first go through joy,
go through joy.
What brings you energy vitality empowerment,
Do a reflection,
Look at this past year,
where have you felt that positive energy notice that there are any themes,
look at the various areas of your life,
right,
spirituality,
personal health,
while being career,
family,
if you're a parent,
all of those areas,
maybe it's also giving back being of service as well,
then look to see how that informs your why which can lead to your purpose and purpose doesn't have to mean one thing.
First of all,
if you're listening,
you probably like me empath,
highly sensitive,
multi passionate,
you're going to have many ways that you show up and have meaning,
make meaning in the world and add value and purpose.
So it might be,
you know,
it might be one main thing,
it might be in many different ways for you,
It might be to be a loving,
compassionate teacher and role model for your Children.
That's part of your purpose.
I know that's for me.
Another might be to empower others to be their healthiest self through nutrition through meditation.
Maybe it's through your corporate job in HR and helping people to feel included and making sure the pay scale is the same,
whether you're female or male or black or white,
right?
Your purpose is going to vary and it can also be multifaceted.
What I do know though,
is when you follow joy and positive energy in yourself and your wife and purpose,
what is going to follow is abundance and that is my prayer and my hope,
my blessing for each of you for you this year and the year to come is that you are graced with a deep deep joy,
deep connection to your heart to your purpose and that you get to experience abundance of all kinds health opportunities,
well being financial wealth,
friendships,
connections,
love spiritual resilience,
abundance of all kinds.
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Yeah, yeah.Hey you is to listener, it is julie Rissler, yours truly Happy holidays,

happy end of the year.I am so grateful and so honored to have spent this 2021 with you.Thank you so much.I am so thankful for your time, your energy, your feedback listening, it means a lot to me.

I know there are many other places to spend your time and I'm honored.I'm so honored and touched to be here in your ear to be with you and I am just hoping and praying that the episodes during 2021 all of the various interviews and solo episodes that they've really added value and impact and touch your heart and really, you know the goal,

the ultimate goal is to connect with your higher self with your us do with that authenticity, that authentic part of you that you know that you connect with.So I'm going to share behind the scenes a little bit what uh what happened and how I decided to choose today's topic For the last episode of 2021 for December.

Um and hopefully this will be timeless whether you're listening in the time of our holiday season or if it's already in the beginning of the new year, my hope and prayer is that this topic and episode is going to be helpful to to you at any time.

So I have to say I was taking notes.Usually I get a strong urge or sense of what I want to talk about, what I want to discuss with you and I really, I went into today's episode, not sure.

I had a lot of ideas.I was taking notes and I decided one of the tools that I've been using to help me connect at a greater level um is to use the power of cards of I have my own declaration cards.There are other kinds of oracle cards and other kinds of fantastic different types of cards out there,

the ones that I'm using, these are mine, the U.S.To declaration cards.I love them because they have different intentions and I created them originally for myself because I wanted something where I could pick an intention.Um there are lots of different types of decks cards out there and what I find so helpful is it gets me out of my head,

it gets me into a place of surrender of trust.So I'm sharing this because this could be a tool for you if you have a deck of cards that you like to use um tarot, oracle or values cards or intention cards or my declaration cards.

Um and it's a great way to just surrender and turn over whatever your question is, whatever you're looking for a decision or greater clarity.It's a great way to tune into higher intelligence for me at least this is one of the things I do.So I'm sharing kind of behind the scenes,

this is what just happened.I've taken some notes.I have a lot of different Ideas and topics that I do want to cover and will be in 2022.I'm really excited.Already have an amazing lineup.

Oh my goodness, I don't want to give it away.But the guests coming in next year are just incredible.And I'm really excited to share them with you.And I had promised myself that I would make sure um actually at the request of many of you writing in and thank you to share more about my own experience.Hopefully strength.

I hope, uh, I don't believe in failures but lessons learned things that I'm learning along the way in, you know, having a business and being uh, and a weak human being, hopefully raising consciousness one day at a time.

So I found that pulling cards has been really, really helpful and I was not sure the topic and I decided, okay, All right cards I have 33 cards I figured I'll pick, I'll start with one and see what happens.

So the first card that I chose is purpose.Okay, the declaration is, I was born with sacred gifts, skills, talents and a purpose.I allow myself to stand firm and share mine with the planet.I affirm that we all have an important purpose.

And then my question for you is really reflect what might be different ways of expressing your purpose.I'm going to talk about purpose because sometimes we get confused about this and then the next card that I chose was like, let me choose one more.

It ended up being three sided.I'll give it away.Um is abundance and I was like oh I love abundance and I looked and I saw I did a whole you know solo episode about money and abundance but abundance to me is not just financial, it is opportunities,

it's health, it's friendships, it's connections, it's seeing the Divine at all.And I love this one and the declaration is abundance comes in all forms, love health,

wealth opportunities, friends and family.I naturally attract abundance of all kinds.So I was like okay purpose and abundance.And then I said okay there's one more card and choose one more and the card I chose very short intention.But the the card that I chose is joy is joy and the declaration is pretty short,

it is I am meant to be joyful and I create joy for myself.So I was taking some notes and really sitting with and and frankly for me it's it's discernment, it's prayer,

it's getting still.It's asking my creator the Divine please guide me.So before I ever do any episode just to let you know because you you don't often hear this although I'm going to start I think sharing some some of the pre interview intentions that we do and some of the ways that I ground myself, I think it can be helpful just to here and then of course my guess I like to really get still and ask the Divine,

ask um her power to guide me to guide this conversation to be at the highest level of the highest service for you.Um, and and that whatever I'm saying, you know,

let it let it be impactful and shed more light in your life.That's really my goal.And so I'm looking at these cards and I'm thinking, okay, purpose, abundance, joy and then it just hit me and I was like,

oh my gosh, thank you, thank you, thank you creator for this inspiration.So what I want to talk about is, you know, as we wrap up this year, how to reflect on this year, how to really tap into the,

your, you know, your head that you want to step into your us, you, what does that mean? What does that look like? And I really believe these cards totally give us a road map.Okay.

And I'm so excited because I have a lot to say about purpose and a lot to say about joy and abundance.So as always, I really hope this is helpful and meaningful.You can always check the show notes.

I will definitely be sharing notes afterwards so that if you are driving or walking or unable to take notes, just know that I got you, I got your sister.I got you brother.

I got you.Okay, so here's what I got, here's what I realized this was the download.I got after I picked these cards.And it's interesting.I don't know if you know this.My first book that I wrote,

If you're watching This is right behind Me.It's called Get A PhD In You.So I wrote this after 20 years of my own really intensive inner work, dark night of the soul.I shared quite a bit of my story in this book.

I came to the whole world of personal development through My food addiction, my uh emotional overeating.I started in a 12 step group very open about this and um it changed my world.I started to really look at what I was eating over and look at what was really going on.

How was I feeling? What was I stuffing down? And that led to an incredible amount of vulnerability and really looking at what is my heart desire? What am I feeling grief over and shame over these emotions that I didn't want to look at.And as I started to chip away and to feel of course what emerged was a deep healing um when we feel that's when we're able to heal.

And so I I really feel like I excavated myself in that process and Through 12 steps and therapy and then eventually coaching, which is really what also was a game changer for me and help me to even realize that's what I want to get into after doing all of that energy work.And by the way it's not like it's ended,

it is for me every day showing up to really ask myself, how can I tap into my purpose, my missed me, right.And I realized that you know, after so many, I mean thousands of hours of attending meetings and working with other peers and going to sessions and coach,

working with coaches and sponsors and just doing a lot of reflecting and journaling.I realized, oh my God, I feel like I said, I feel like I have a PhD in myself and I want to share that.So it's really interesting because one of the chapters in my book is Chapter 11 is literally your purpose and passion and I talk about the equation to how to tap into your purpose and I really believe my friend that you know we are here,

each of us is individuated expressions of the divine of something greater and we all have very unique, specific gifts, strengths, talents within each of us.You do,

I do.We all do, it's like waiting to be uncovered.And what I've noticed is that whether you may be like me, it's food for you, Maybe it's been alcohol or tapping into, you know,

not being present or social media or some other form of addiction.I believe we all have some form of staying out of the present moment which can be addictive behaviors.Hey my friend,

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you know, often trauma some of the smaller t some of the larger t but start to look at what are we feeling and starting to heal and really be with ourselves and start to really excavate okay, why?

Like what moves you, what are you passionate about? Where do you feel like you want to make an impact? What makes you feel sometimes anger, what bothers you, what angers you because that can be fuel another area that we often forget to look at is joy.

And so it hit me, and I wrote about this in my book and I was looking at the chapter like, this is so nuts.I just picked these three cards and it's like exactly what I had written about and it's my experience.So to get back to the cards and this inspiration I want to share with you this idea that one of the most powerful ways the arrow that points to your purpose often comes through the birth canal of joy,

meaning what lights you up, what makes you feel alive and joyful.And if you're like me, I'm guessing, you know, we're all living in this world together, there is a lot of focus and pressure on,

you know, having these being busy and achieving and being successful and having long lists that you get through and you know, making sure that you get everything done.And I can tell you that for me,

that's one of my practices is to make sure that I'm literally stopping myself to pause, reflect and take time out for joy for pausing to to be still.However joy is like this secret elixir.So if you've been asking yourself,

like what the f is my purpose And especially as we head into the New Year, I know this is a question.Um and many of you I know because you've written in or some of you, I'm gratefully getting to work with doing this um or you just you know,

I know at this time of year we tend to look at, okay, so what can I learn from this past year? And one of the things I would recommend you do is reflect, do a reflection of this year,

What did I learn this year? What can I celebrate? What can I acknowledge myself for? How do I want to show up, who do I want to be in the year 2022? What can I take from 2021 and bring that into the next year? What are aspects of this past year that I where I felt most alive,

Most joyful.And one of the ways to tell this is through your energy through your body.So a way to to notice is where did you feel most energized, most connected.Where did you feel like that,

that vital energy, that life force was just flowing through you? Where have you felt that kind of joy, that kind of flow, that kind of energy And so a great thing to do.And I do talk about this in my book,

but whether you have the book or not, you can do this.So as we you know, come around the corner around the bend to finish this year, a beautiful way to reflect and to prepare for the year to come is to look at where have I felt most energized this past year and where did I feel joyful.So look and see if you have Children or you're an auntie or uncle or your grandchildren or you you know look and see where in that role,

where have you felt most alive and joyful in your career, maybe you're an entrepreneur, you just started a side hustle.Many of you have trained to be coaches this past year, right,

in your in your coaching work or in your, you know, the other in your side hustle or if you're a teacher or an executive or a healer or guide or stay at home mom or maybe you have a side gig, you know,

where you are helping people with their nutrition and their health, whatever it is you're doing look and see where did you feel most alive and lit up and joyful that is going to really give you some powerful information and then look at your relationships who are the people that bring you joy that make you feel connected and alive and grateful and vital and empowered to look at those relationships and you know, I just,

I was reading one of my new favorite books, Oh my gosh, so good.Believe it by Jamie currently in My Love Love Love her, she is the founder of It Cosmetics which was bought by Loreal, she's just a beautiful soul and she talks about,

she shares a suggestion that she heard from somebody, one of her mentors that we get to choose who we allow to have the mic, right? That who are listening to.So if it's somebody who brings you a lot of joy and good energy turn up that mike,

you get to turn up that mike and listen to them and here and and be inspired by their words.And if if somebody and oftentimes we don't, you always get to choose our family.Hopefully there are people that are,

you feel very, you know, connected to and aligned with sometimes Mia family members that just might be in a different journey.And not as aligned, you get to decide if you're going to turn down the mic on those people or people that you feel less connected to or maybe that that that don't have the most positive energy.We get to decide.

You get to decide who is going to who you're going to give the mic to and who you're going to allow to turn up the mic and to turn it down.So one great way to decide who you're going to allow to turn up the mic around there are people that bring you joy that help you to feel more empowered and vitality.So,

the other place to look at is in your spiritual connection, your connection to something greater to your higher self, your us too.So maybe, you know that joy comes for you in walking in nature, being outside gardening and planting,

maybe it's in retreats, maybe it's in retreating by yourself.Right? So really it it's so powerful and it's so worth it and you're worth it to take the time to do a little inventory of this past year.Where did you feel joy?

Where did you feel alive? Where did you feel most empowered? Because that joy, that feeling of vitality of energy, of alignment, of passion, even even anger and frustration can be fuel as well.But we're talking about that energy of joy right now,

looking and seeing where you have felt that and use your body notice when you feel, What does that, what does that feel like to you? Maybe you feel like you want to dance, you want to jump up,

you wanna, you know, high five yourself.If you if you listen to the episode with mel Robbins, the high five have it book is phenomenal.It was one of my favorite episode.She is just such a beautiful luminary and we talked about the power of high fiving yourself.

So if you feel like that connection to wanting to have five yourself, maybe your body is saying like yes, you're leaning in, listen to your intuition, your inner wisdom,

just do a year reflection, go through the different months, look through your calendar, look at those events and those, those transformative moments or maybe those subtle moments maybe for you, joy really comes when you wake up and you give yourself time and space and grace to just a dream or to lay in bed or to put your hands on your heart.

Maybe it's just a very quiet moment with your partner or your pet.It doesn't have to be the grandiose huge moments.I just encourage you to do a reflection in an inventory and to look and see where have you felt joy? What does that feel like?

What does that look like? How do you feel that in your body and get clear and do some writing if that works for you or you could share with a trusted friend or a coach or an advisor and look and see because Joy so awesome.I love the inspiration of these cards.

Joy is like the arrow that points to purpose.Okay, so I'm going to show to you for watching purpose now purpose to me when I think about purpose, I think about my why think about your why? Why?

So great question to ask yourself.Let's say you really feel strongly that you want to help women to feel more uplifted and trusting of themselves and worthy.I know that's part of my wife as well.

So you're going to ask yourself why is that important to me? Why write it down And then you might follow up with? Is there anything else? Why else? So sometimes those prompts of asking why a few times very, very helpful.

It can help unleash parts thoughts that we haven't we haven't yet really brought to the surface.It can help bring up ideas or even creative thoughts that you may have not looked at yet.So,

you want to ask yourself why, right, enjoy what you're joyful about can often lead to your wife.So, for me, for an example of talking about my book, I had a lot of doubt in writing that book I've never written, I've never written a book.

I'm actually going to be coming out in february with the revised edition, really excited about it.And I'm also working on my next book and there's still a voice, it's like who do you think you are?

Which is ironic because the name of my next book is who does she think she is? Right.I'm guessing if you have your heart speeding, you're breathing, you're listening you probably at some point had that voice go through a little bit of imposter syndrome.Self doubt.

Okay, first of all, you're not alone.I am with you.Hopefully, as you've been listening to episodes with best selling authors, you've heard from other incredibly well known experts that they've experienced that.So that can come up that imposter syndrome,

that doubt, right, what has always helped me always helped me to to really bridge over that fear, that doubt those thoughts that just creep up, you could make a name for it, but like that inner critic,

whatever you wanna call it, what's help me bridge over that is to get to my why is to get to what I know is true in my heart.And so I'm going to encourage you to really connect with your y to connect with your wife, what is it about your y that feels so,

so important to you? And so that is a fantastic area to look into, to get to your purpose, right? Is to reflect on your year what brought you joy and vitality to start noticing the themes and then really ask yourself why is that important to you and look and see maybe you're already in a career or a field or a job that feels really purposeful to reconnect your heart in that place of purpose.Ask yourself why.

And if you want to take a step further, write it down, put it in your phone, put it in your calendar, record yourself saying it and listen every single morning or every single night or both and then find somebody in action partner, a friend where you can stay connected,

you can listen to their y and you can share yours that why? And it might be related to parenting, it might be related to your health.In fact, you're probably going to have a Y and a purpose that is connected to your health, to your perhaps spirituality,

to your career, to your personal life, friendships, your parenting, whatever that might be actually in my book in the back, there is well being wheel that helps you really connect to all of these different aspects of your life and your wife.So moving on to the third card because what I want to share is this to me is really a powerful equation,

it is go to joy first connect to that energy align with your heart, align with that part of you, that childlike part of you that we all have, that is at the highest vibration of joy of happiness, of connection to really something beyond you.

Joy is underrated and we want to make sure we're connecting to enjoy that can lead to purpose and when you are connected to your wifi that authentic deep yearning and desire to make an impact or difference to be of service my friend that is where abundance shows up, it is so beautiful how this all aligns abundance is really having that,

I think of it as a buffet table, just beautiful amounts of you know and I believe in the divine it's infinite.So all these possibilities and opportunities maybe by connecting to joy and then your y and your purpose that helps you to connect to an abundance of new friends or connections maybe it is financially I've seen this over and over again, I really have when I go into what what brings me joy,

one of those things is coaching for example, I love coaching, I love teaching coaching, anything with coaching cause it changed my life and I believe that it's it's a game changer when I put that into practice and I get to my why and I get into my purpose.So for example,

leading my life designer coach academy brings me a lot of joy.What has happened is I've noticed we've started to attract students from all over the world, it's become really an abundant place too to learn how to be a coach has become abundant for me,

opportunity wise, meeting new, amazing people, getting to spread my light and helping others to spread their light and financially it's, and so this is how I believe the universe works.It's always going to be matching your energy,

it's always going to be reflecting the outer world, reflects your inner world, it's so important therefore to really connect to that high vibrational state of joy, of love of heart and that's why when I saw these cards and like,

oh my gosh, this is, this is really like the equation and it's, I really believe it's in this order, connect to your joy and if you're having a hard time with joy, a great place to go.

It's like the sister is to go to gratitude because often when you go to gratitude it can help you bridge to joy.So go into gratitude, if you're having trouble, joy might also be another word for joy is heightened positive energy,

heightened, positive energy.So we look and see what has brought you heightened positive energy.One of the ones I know for, for me and for one of my clients has been markers drawing, adding color,

doodling seriously spread so much joy.Another client that I worked with recently, she loves to have party dance parties.Another amazing client, you know who you are is renting and she's gonna be getting her own amazing RV and going into the forest, she has massive joy being alone in the forest with her dog,

she feels peaceful and connected and she loves to be in the forest.In fact, what happened for her is a whole beautiful idea came through that is connected to her to her why, which has to do with being in nature and she has an abundance of opportunities.

So, and I've seen this over and over and over again over and over again.So my invitation to you, us too dear.Listen, our soul seeker, my, I feel like we're friends.I know even if we haven't met yet,

I always think of you as a, I I know we're still family.So I hope that I hope, you know, I really, even though I can't see you, I can feel you.Um I really hope this helps you rather than just trying to go to purpose or abundance first go through joy, go through joy.

What brings you energy vitality empowerment, Do a reflection, Look at this past year, where have you felt that positive energy notice that there are any themes, look at the various areas of your life,

right, spirituality, personal health, while being career, family, if you're a parent, all of those areas, maybe it's also giving back being of service as well, then look to see how that informs your why which can lead to your purpose and purpose doesn't have to mean one thing.

First of all, if you're listening, you probably like me empath, highly sensitive, multi passionate, you're going to have many ways that you show up and have meaning, make meaning in the world and add value and purpose.

So it might be, you know, it might be one main thing, it might be in many different ways for you, It might be to be a loving, compassionate teacher and role model for your Children.That's part of your purpose.

I know that's for me.Another might be to empower others to be their healthiest self through nutrition through meditation.Maybe it's through your corporate job in HR and helping people to feel included and making sure the pay scale is the same, whether you're female or male or black or white,

right? Your purpose is going to vary and it can also be multifaceted.What I do know though, is when you follow joy and positive energy in yourself and your wife and purpose, what is going to follow is abundance and that is my prayer and my hope,

my blessing for each of you for you this year and the year to come is that you are graced with a deep deep joy, deep connection to your heart to your purpose and that you get to experience abundance of all kinds health opportunities, well being financial wealth,

friendships, connections, love spiritual resilience, abundance of all kinds.My dear friend, I hope this has been helpful.Please let me know your feedback the abundance that you're noticing your purpose.What brings you joy?

Would love to hear all of it you can share at the U.S.To community for sole seekers, our facebook group, it's free and I just want to wish you your most blessed year yet full of incredible health and well being an abundance and may you continue to listen, honor and love your us do you?

We love from my missed me to you, Love you my friend.I am so grateful that you are part of this powerful community.I thank you for listening to this episode and I hope it inspires you to remember who you really are and who you chose to be in this lifetime.I created this podcast from my own heart's desire to amplify the vibration of compassion,

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The 3 Ways To Find Your Purpose




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Yeah,
yeah.
Hey you is to listener,
it is julie Rissler,
yours truly Happy holidays,
happy end of the year.
I am so grateful and so honored to have spent this 2021 with you.
Thank you so much.
I am so thankful for your time,
your energy,
your feedback listening,
it means a lot to me.
I know there are many other places to spend your time and I'm honored.
I'm so honored and touched to be here in your ear to be with you and I am just hoping and praying that the episodes during 2021 all of the various interviews and solo episodes that they've really added value and impact and touch your heart and really,
you know the goal,
the ultimate goal is to connect with your higher self with your us do with that authenticity,
that authentic part of you that you know that you connect with.
So I'm going to share behind the scenes a little bit what uh what happened and how I decided to choose today's topic For the last episode of 2021 for December.
Um and hopefully this will be timeless whether you're listening in the time of our holiday season or if it's already in the beginning of the new year,
my hope and prayer is that this topic and episode is going to be helpful to to you at any time.
So I have to say I was taking notes.
Usually I get a strong urge or sense of what I want to talk about,
what I want to discuss with you and I really,
I went into today's episode,
not sure.
I had a lot of ideas.
I was taking notes and I decided one of the tools that I've been using to help me connect at a greater level um is to use the power of cards of I have my own declaration cards.
There are other kinds of oracle cards and other kinds of fantastic different types of cards out there,
the ones that I'm using,
these are mine,
the U.
S.
To declaration cards.
I love them because they have different intentions and I created them originally for myself because I wanted something where I could pick an intention.
Um there are lots of different types of decks cards out there and what I find so helpful is it gets me out of my head,
it gets me into a place of surrender of trust.
So I'm sharing this because this could be a tool for you if you have a deck of cards that you like to use um tarot,
oracle or values cards or intention cards or my declaration cards.
Um and it's a great way to just surrender and turn over whatever your question is,
whatever you're looking for a decision or greater clarity.
It's a great way to tune into higher intelligence for me at least this is one of the things I do.
So I'm sharing kind of behind the scenes,
this is what just happened.
I've taken some notes.
I have a lot of different Ideas and topics that I do want to cover and will be in 2022.
I'm really excited.
Already have an amazing lineup.
Oh my goodness,
I don't want to give it away.
But the guests coming in next year are just incredible.
And I'm really excited to share them with you.
And I had promised myself that I would make sure um actually at the request of many of you writing in and thank you to share more about my own experience.
Hopefully strength.
I hope,
uh,
I don't believe in failures but lessons learned things that I'm learning along the way in,
you know,
having a business and being uh,
and a weak human being,
hopefully raising consciousness one day at a time.
So I found that pulling cards has been really,
really helpful and I was not sure the topic and I decided,
okay,
All right cards I have 33 cards I figured I'll pick,
I'll start with one and see what happens.
So the first card that I chose is purpose.
Okay,
the declaration is,
I was born with sacred gifts,
skills,
talents and a purpose.
I allow myself to stand firm and share mine with the planet.
I affirm that we all have an important purpose.
And then my question for you is really reflect what might be different ways of expressing your purpose.
I'm going to talk about purpose because sometimes we get confused about this and then the next card that I chose was like,
let me choose one more.
It ended up being three sided.
I'll give it away.
Um is abundance and I was like oh I love abundance and I looked and I saw I did a whole you know solo episode about money and abundance but abundance to me is not just financial,
it is opportunities,
it's health,
it's friendships,
it's connections,
it's seeing the Divine at all.
And I love this one and the declaration is abundance comes in all forms,
love health,
wealth opportunities,
friends and family.
I naturally attract abundance of all kinds.
So I was like okay purpose and abundance.
And then I said okay there's one more card and choose one more and the card I chose very short intention.
But the the card that I chose is joy is joy and the declaration is pretty short,
it is I am meant to be joyful and I create joy for myself.
So I was taking some notes and really sitting with and and frankly for me it's it's discernment,
it's prayer,
it's getting still.
It's asking my creator the Divine please guide me.
So before I ever do any episode just to let you know because you you don't often hear this although I'm going to start I think sharing some some of the pre interview intentions that we do and some of the ways that I ground myself,
I think it can be helpful just to here and then of course my guess I like to really get still and ask the Divine,
ask um her power to guide me to guide this conversation to be at the highest level of the highest service for you.
Um,
and and that whatever I'm saying,
you know,
let it let it be impactful and shed more light in your life.
That's really my goal.
And so I'm looking at these cards and I'm thinking,
okay,
purpose,
abundance,
joy and then it just hit me and I was like,
oh my gosh,
thank you,
thank you,
thank you creator for this inspiration.
So what I want to talk about is,
you know,
as we wrap up this year,
how to reflect on this year,
how to really tap into the,
your,
you know,
your head that you want to step into your us,
you,
what does that mean?
What does that look like?
And I really believe these cards totally give us a road map.
Okay.
And I'm so excited because I have a lot to say about purpose and a lot to say about joy and abundance.
So as always,
I really hope this is helpful and meaningful.
You can always check the show notes.
I will definitely be sharing notes afterwards so that if you are driving or walking or unable to take notes,
just know that I got you,
I got your sister.
I got you brother.
I got you.
Okay,
so here's what I got,
here's what I realized this was the download.
I got after I picked these cards.
And it's interesting.
I don't know if you know this.
My first book that I wrote,
If you're watching This is right behind Me.
It's called Get A PhD In You.
So I wrote this after 20 years of my own really intensive inner work,
dark night of the soul.
I shared quite a bit of my story in this book.
I came to the whole world of personal development through My food addiction,
my uh emotional overeating.
I started in a 12 step group very open about this and um it changed my world.
I started to really look at what I was eating over and look at what was really going on.
How was I feeling?
What was I stuffing down?
And that led to an incredible amount of vulnerability and really looking at what is my heart desire?
What am I feeling grief over and shame over these emotions that I didn't want to look at.
And as I started to chip away and to feel of course what emerged was a deep healing um when we feel that's when we're able to heal.
And so I I really feel like I excavated myself in that process and Through 12 steps and therapy and then eventually coaching,
which is really what also was a game changer for me and help me to even realize that's what I want to get into after doing all of that energy work.
And by the way it's not like it's ended,
it is for me every day showing up to really ask myself,
how can I tap into my purpose,
my missed me,
right.
And I realized that you know,
after so many,
I mean thousands of hours of attending meetings and working with other peers and going to sessions and coach,
working with coaches and sponsors and just doing a lot of reflecting and journaling.
I realized,
oh my God,
I feel like I said,
I feel like I have a PhD in myself and I want to share that.
So it's really interesting because one of the chapters in my book is Chapter 11 is literally your purpose and passion and I talk about the equation to how to tap into your purpose and I really believe my friend that you know we are here,
each of us is individuated expressions of the divine of something greater and we all have very unique,
specific gifts,
strengths,
talents within each of us.
You do,
I do.
We all do,
it's like waiting to be uncovered.
And what I've noticed is that whether you may be like me,
it's food for you,
Maybe it's been alcohol or tapping into,
you know,
not being present or social media or some other form of addiction.
I believe we all have some form of staying out of the present moment which can be addictive behaviors.
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So I really what I've seen is when we start to unpack these addictions and these,
you know,
often trauma some of the smaller t some of the larger t but start to look at what are we feeling and starting to heal and really be with ourselves and start to really excavate okay,
why?
Like what moves you,
what are you passionate about?
Where do you feel like you want to make an impact?
What makes you feel sometimes anger,
what bothers you,
what angers you because that can be fuel another area that we often forget to look at is joy.
And so it hit me,
and I wrote about this in my book and I was looking at the chapter like,
this is so nuts.
I just picked these three cards and it's like exactly what I had written about and it's my experience.
So to get back to the cards and this inspiration I want to share with you this idea that one of the most powerful ways the arrow that points to your purpose often comes through the birth canal of joy,
meaning what lights you up,
what makes you feel alive and joyful.
And if you're like me,
I'm guessing,
you know,
we're all living in this world together,
there is a lot of focus and pressure on,
you know,
having these being busy and achieving and being successful and having long lists that you get through and you know,
making sure that you get everything done.
And I can tell you that for me,
that's one of my practices is to make sure that I'm literally stopping myself to pause,
reflect and take time out for joy for pausing to to be still.
However joy is like this secret elixir.
So if you've been asking yourself,
like what the f is my purpose And especially as we head into the New Year,
I know this is a question.
Um and many of you I know because you've written in or some of you,
I'm gratefully getting to work with doing this um or you just you know,
I know at this time of year we tend to look at,
okay,
so what can I learn from this past year?
And one of the things I would recommend you do is reflect,
do a reflection of this year,
What did I learn this year?
What can I celebrate?
What can I acknowledge myself for?
How do I want to show up,
who do I want to be in the year 2022?
What can I take from 2021 and bring that into the next year?
What are aspects of this past year that I where I felt most alive,
Most joyful.
And one of the ways to tell this is through your energy through your body.
So a way to to notice is where did you feel most energized,
most connected.
Where did you feel like that,
that vital energy,
that life force was just flowing through you?
Where have you felt that kind of joy,
that kind of flow,
that kind of energy And so a great thing to do.
And I do talk about this in my book,
but whether you have the book or not,
you can do this.
So as we you know,
come around the corner around the bend to finish this year,
a beautiful way to reflect and to prepare for the year to come is to look at where have I felt most energized this past year and where did I feel joyful.
So look and see if you have Children or you're an auntie or uncle or your grandchildren or you you know look and see where in that role,
where have you felt most alive and joyful in your career,
maybe you're an entrepreneur,
you just started a side hustle.
Many of you have trained to be coaches this past year,
right,
in your in your coaching work or in your,
you know,
the other in your side hustle or if you're a teacher or an executive or a healer or guide or stay at home mom or maybe you have a side gig,
you know,
where you are helping people with their nutrition and their health,
whatever it is you're doing look and see where did you feel most alive and lit up and joyful that is going to really give you some powerful information and then look at your relationships who are the people that bring you joy that make you feel connected and alive and grateful and vital and empowered to look at those relationships and you know,
I just,
I was reading one of my new favorite books,
Oh my gosh,
so good.
Believe it by Jamie currently in My Love Love Love her,
she is the founder of It Cosmetics which was bought by Loreal,
she's just a beautiful soul and she talks about,
she shares a suggestion that she heard from somebody,
one of her mentors that we get to choose who we allow to have the mic,
right?
That who are listening to.
So if it's somebody who brings you a lot of joy and good energy turn up that mike,
you get to turn up that mike and listen to them and here and and be inspired by their words.
And if if somebody and oftentimes we don't,
you always get to choose our family.
Hopefully there are people that are,
you feel very,
you know,
connected to and aligned with sometimes Mia family members that just might be in a different journey.
And not as aligned,
you get to decide if you're going to turn down the mic on those people or people that you feel less connected to or maybe that that that don't have the most positive energy.
We get to decide.
You get to decide who is going to who you're going to give the mic to and who you're going to allow to turn up the mic and to turn it down.
So one great way to decide who you're going to allow to turn up the mic around there are people that bring you joy that help you to feel more empowered and vitality.
So,
the other place to look at is in your spiritual connection,
your connection to something greater to your higher self,
your us too.
So maybe,
you know that joy comes for you in walking in nature,
being outside gardening and planting,
maybe it's in retreats,
maybe it's in retreating by yourself.
Right?
So really it it's so powerful and it's so worth it and you're worth it to take the time to do a little inventory of this past year.
Where did you feel joy?
Where did you feel alive?
Where did you feel most empowered?
Because that joy,
that feeling of vitality of energy,
of alignment,
of passion,
even even anger and frustration can be fuel as well.
But we're talking about that energy of joy right now,
looking and seeing where you have felt that and use your body notice when you feel,
What does that,
what does that feel like to you?
Maybe you feel like you want to dance,
you want to jump up,
you wanna,
you know,
high five yourself.
If you if you listen to the episode with mel Robbins,
the high five have it book is phenomenal.
It was one of my favorite episode.
She is just such a beautiful luminary and we talked about the power of high fiving yourself.
So if you feel like that connection to wanting to have five yourself,
maybe your body is saying like yes,
you're leaning in,
listen to your intuition,
your inner wisdom,
just do a year reflection,
go through the different months,
look through your calendar,
look at those events and those,
those transformative moments or maybe those subtle moments maybe for you,
joy really comes when you wake up and you give yourself time and space and grace to just a dream or to lay in bed or to put your hands on your heart.
Maybe it's just a very quiet moment with your partner or your pet.
It doesn't have to be the grandiose huge moments.
I just encourage you to do a reflection in an inventory and to look and see where have you felt joy?
What does that feel like?
What does that look like?
How do you feel that in your body and get clear and do some writing if that works for you or you could share with a trusted friend or a coach or an advisor and look and see because Joy so awesome.
I love the inspiration of these cards.
Joy is like the arrow that points to purpose.
Okay,
so I'm going to show to you for watching purpose now purpose to me when I think about purpose,
I think about my why think about your why?
Why?
So great question to ask yourself.
Let's say you really feel strongly that you want to help women to feel more uplifted and trusting of themselves and worthy.
I know that's part of my wife as well.
So you're going to ask yourself why is that important to me?
Why write it down And then you might follow up with?
Is there anything else?
Why else?
So sometimes those prompts of asking why a few times very,
very helpful.
It can help unleash parts thoughts that we haven't we haven't yet really brought to the surface.
It can help bring up ideas or even creative thoughts that you may have not looked at yet.
So,
you want to ask yourself why,
right,
enjoy what you're joyful about can often lead to your wife.
So,
for me,
for an example of talking about my book,
I had a lot of doubt in writing that book I've never written,
I've never written a book.
I'm actually going to be coming out in february with the revised edition,
really excited about it.
And I'm also working on my next book and there's still a voice,
it's like who do you think you are?
Which is ironic because the name of my next book is who does she think she is?
Right.
I'm guessing if you have your heart speeding,
you're breathing,
you're listening you probably at some point had that voice go through a little bit of imposter syndrome.
Self doubt.
Okay,
first of all,
you're not alone.
I am with you.
Hopefully,
as you've been listening to episodes with best selling authors,
you've heard from other incredibly well known experts that they've experienced that.
So that can come up that imposter syndrome,
that doubt,
right,
what has always helped me always helped me to to really bridge over that fear,
that doubt those thoughts that just creep up,
you could make a name for it,
but like that inner critic,
whatever you wanna call it,
what's help me bridge over that is to get to my why is to get to what I know is true in my heart.
And so I'm going to encourage you to really connect with your y to connect with your wife,
what is it about your y that feels so,
so important to you?
And so that is a fantastic area to look into,
to get to your purpose,
right?
Is to reflect on your year what brought you joy and vitality to start noticing the themes and then really ask yourself why is that important to you and look and see maybe you're already in a career or a field or a job that feels really purposeful to reconnect your heart in that place of purpose.
Ask yourself why.
And if you want to take a step further,
write it down,
put it in your phone,
put it in your calendar,
record yourself saying it and listen every single morning or every single night or both and then find somebody in action partner,
a friend where you can stay connected,
you can listen to their y and you can share yours that why?
And it might be related to parenting,
it might be related to your health.
In fact,
you're probably going to have a Y and a purpose that is connected to your health,
to your perhaps spirituality,
to your career,
to your personal life,
friendships,
your parenting,
whatever that might be actually in my book in the back,
there is well being wheel that helps you really connect to all of these different aspects of your life and your wife.
So moving on to the third card because what I want to share is this to me is really a powerful equation,
it is go to joy first connect to that energy align with your heart,
align with that part of you,
that childlike part of you that we all have,
that is at the highest vibration of joy of happiness,
of connection to really something beyond you.
Joy is underrated and we want to make sure we're connecting to enjoy that can lead to purpose and when you are connected to your wifi that authentic deep yearning and desire to make an impact or difference to be of service my friend that is where abundance shows up,
it is so beautiful how this all aligns abundance is really having that,
I think of it as a buffet table,
just beautiful amounts of you know and I believe in the divine it's infinite.
So all these possibilities and opportunities maybe by connecting to joy and then your y and your purpose that helps you to connect to an abundance of new friends or connections maybe it is financially I've seen this over and over again,
I really have when I go into what what brings me joy,
one of those things is coaching for example,
I love coaching,
I love teaching coaching,
anything with coaching cause it changed my life and I believe that it's it's a game changer when I put that into practice and I get to my why and I get into my purpose.
So for example,
leading my life designer coach academy brings me a lot of joy.
What has happened is I've noticed we've started to attract students from all over the world,
it's become really an abundant place too to learn how to be a coach has become abundant for me,
opportunity wise,
meeting new,
amazing people,
getting to spread my light and helping others to spread their light and financially it's,
and so this is how I believe the universe works.
It's always going to be matching your energy,
it's always going to be reflecting the outer world,
reflects your inner world,
it's so important therefore to really connect to that high vibrational state of joy,
of love of heart and that's why when I saw these cards and like,
oh my gosh,
this is,
this is really like the equation and it's,
I really believe it's in this order,
connect to your joy and if you're having a hard time with joy,
a great place to go.
It's like the sister is to go to gratitude because often when you go to gratitude it can help you bridge to joy.
So go into gratitude,
if you're having trouble,
joy might also be another word for joy is heightened positive energy,
heightened,
positive energy.
So we look and see what has brought you heightened positive energy.
One of the ones I know for,
for me and for one of my clients has been markers drawing,
adding color,
doodling seriously spread so much joy.
Another client that I worked with recently,
she loves to have party dance parties.
Another amazing client,
you know who you are is renting and she's gonna be getting her own amazing RV and going into the forest,
she has massive joy being alone in the forest with her dog,
she feels peaceful and connected and she loves to be in the forest.
In fact,
what happened for her is a whole beautiful idea came through that is connected to her to her why,
which has to do with being in nature and she has an abundance of opportunities.
So,
and I've seen this over and over and over again over and over again.
So my invitation to you,
us too dear.
Listen,
our soul seeker,
my,
I feel like we're friends.
I know even if we haven't met yet,
I always think of you as a,
I I know we're still family.
So I hope that I hope,
you know,
I really,
even though I can't see you,
I can feel you.
Um I really hope this helps you rather than just trying to go to purpose or abundance first go through joy,
go through joy.
What brings you energy vitality empowerment,
Do a reflection,
Look at this past year,
where have you felt that positive energy notice that there are any themes,
look at the various areas of your life,
right,
spirituality,
personal health,
while being career,
family,
if you're a parent,
all of those areas,
maybe it's also giving back being of service as well,
then look to see how that informs your why which can lead to your purpose and purpose doesn't have to mean one thing.
First of all,
if you're listening,
you probably like me empath,
highly sensitive,
multi passionate,
you're going to have many ways that you show up and have meaning,
make meaning in the world and add value and purpose.
So it might be,
you know,
it might be one main thing,
it might be in many different ways for you,
It might be to be a loving,
compassionate teacher and role model for your Children.
That's part of your purpose.
I know that's for me.
Another might be to empower others to be their healthiest self through nutrition through meditation.
Maybe it's through your corporate job in HR and helping people to feel included and making sure the pay scale is the same,
whether you're female or male or black or white,
right?
Your purpose is going to vary and it can also be multifaceted.
What I do know though,
is when you follow joy and positive energy in yourself and your wife and purpose,
what is going to follow is abundance and that is my prayer and my hope,
my blessing for each of you for you this year and the year to come is that you are graced with a deep deep joy,
deep connection to your heart to your purpose and that you get to experience abundance of all kinds health opportunities,
well being financial wealth,
friendships,
connections,
love spiritual resilience,
abundance of all kinds.
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Yeah, yeah.Hey you is to listener, it is julie Rissler, yours truly Happy holidays,

happy end of the year.I am so grateful and so honored to have spent this 2021 with you.Thank you so much.I am so thankful for your time, your energy, your feedback listening, it means a lot to me.

I know there are many other places to spend your time and I'm honored.I'm so honored and touched to be here in your ear to be with you and I am just hoping and praying that the episodes during 2021 all of the various interviews and solo episodes that they've really added value and impact and touch your heart and really, you know the goal,

the ultimate goal is to connect with your higher self with your us do with that authenticity, that authentic part of you that you know that you connect with.So I'm going to share behind the scenes a little bit what uh what happened and how I decided to choose today's topic For the last episode of 2021 for December.

Um and hopefully this will be timeless whether you're listening in the time of our holiday season or if it's already in the beginning of the new year, my hope and prayer is that this topic and episode is going to be helpful to to you at any time.

So I have to say I was taking notes.Usually I get a strong urge or sense of what I want to talk about, what I want to discuss with you and I really, I went into today's episode, not sure.

I had a lot of ideas.I was taking notes and I decided one of the tools that I've been using to help me connect at a greater level um is to use the power of cards of I have my own declaration cards.There are other kinds of oracle cards and other kinds of fantastic different types of cards out there,

the ones that I'm using, these are mine, the U.S.To declaration cards.I love them because they have different intentions and I created them originally for myself because I wanted something where I could pick an intention.Um there are lots of different types of decks cards out there and what I find so helpful is it gets me out of my head,

it gets me into a place of surrender of trust.So I'm sharing this because this could be a tool for you if you have a deck of cards that you like to use um tarot, oracle or values cards or intention cards or my declaration cards.

Um and it's a great way to just surrender and turn over whatever your question is, whatever you're looking for a decision or greater clarity.It's a great way to tune into higher intelligence for me at least this is one of the things I do.So I'm sharing kind of behind the scenes,

this is what just happened.I've taken some notes.I have a lot of different Ideas and topics that I do want to cover and will be in 2022.I'm really excited.Already have an amazing lineup.

Oh my goodness, I don't want to give it away.But the guests coming in next year are just incredible.And I'm really excited to share them with you.And I had promised myself that I would make sure um actually at the request of many of you writing in and thank you to share more about my own experience.Hopefully strength.

I hope, uh, I don't believe in failures but lessons learned things that I'm learning along the way in, you know, having a business and being uh, and a weak human being, hopefully raising consciousness one day at a time.

So I found that pulling cards has been really, really helpful and I was not sure the topic and I decided, okay, All right cards I have 33 cards I figured I'll pick, I'll start with one and see what happens.

So the first card that I chose is purpose.Okay, the declaration is, I was born with sacred gifts, skills, talents and a purpose.I allow myself to stand firm and share mine with the planet.I affirm that we all have an important purpose.

And then my question for you is really reflect what might be different ways of expressing your purpose.I'm going to talk about purpose because sometimes we get confused about this and then the next card that I chose was like, let me choose one more.

It ended up being three sided.I'll give it away.Um is abundance and I was like oh I love abundance and I looked and I saw I did a whole you know solo episode about money and abundance but abundance to me is not just financial, it is opportunities,

it's health, it's friendships, it's connections, it's seeing the Divine at all.And I love this one and the declaration is abundance comes in all forms, love health,

wealth opportunities, friends and family.I naturally attract abundance of all kinds.So I was like okay purpose and abundance.And then I said okay there's one more card and choose one more and the card I chose very short intention.But the the card that I chose is joy is joy and the declaration is pretty short,

it is I am meant to be joyful and I create joy for myself.So I was taking some notes and really sitting with and and frankly for me it's it's discernment, it's prayer,

it's getting still.It's asking my creator the Divine please guide me.So before I ever do any episode just to let you know because you you don't often hear this although I'm going to start I think sharing some some of the pre interview intentions that we do and some of the ways that I ground myself, I think it can be helpful just to here and then of course my guess I like to really get still and ask the Divine,

ask um her power to guide me to guide this conversation to be at the highest level of the highest service for you.Um, and and that whatever I'm saying, you know,

let it let it be impactful and shed more light in your life.That's really my goal.And so I'm looking at these cards and I'm thinking, okay, purpose, abundance, joy and then it just hit me and I was like,

oh my gosh, thank you, thank you, thank you creator for this inspiration.So what I want to talk about is, you know, as we wrap up this year, how to reflect on this year, how to really tap into the,

your, you know, your head that you want to step into your us, you, what does that mean? What does that look like? And I really believe these cards totally give us a road map.Okay.

And I'm so excited because I have a lot to say about purpose and a lot to say about joy and abundance.So as always, I really hope this is helpful and meaningful.You can always check the show notes.

I will definitely be sharing notes afterwards so that if you are driving or walking or unable to take notes, just know that I got you, I got your sister.I got you brother.

I got you.Okay, so here's what I got, here's what I realized this was the download.I got after I picked these cards.And it's interesting.I don't know if you know this.My first book that I wrote,

If you're watching This is right behind Me.It's called Get A PhD In You.So I wrote this after 20 years of my own really intensive inner work, dark night of the soul.I shared quite a bit of my story in this book.

I came to the whole world of personal development through My food addiction, my uh emotional overeating.I started in a 12 step group very open about this and um it changed my world.I started to really look at what I was eating over and look at what was really going on.

How was I feeling? What was I stuffing down? And that led to an incredible amount of vulnerability and really looking at what is my heart desire? What am I feeling grief over and shame over these emotions that I didn't want to look at.And as I started to chip away and to feel of course what emerged was a deep healing um when we feel that's when we're able to heal.

And so I I really feel like I excavated myself in that process and Through 12 steps and therapy and then eventually coaching, which is really what also was a game changer for me and help me to even realize that's what I want to get into after doing all of that energy work.And by the way it's not like it's ended,

it is for me every day showing up to really ask myself, how can I tap into my purpose, my missed me, right.And I realized that you know, after so many, I mean thousands of hours of attending meetings and working with other peers and going to sessions and coach,

working with coaches and sponsors and just doing a lot of reflecting and journaling.I realized, oh my God, I feel like I said, I feel like I have a PhD in myself and I want to share that.So it's really interesting because one of the chapters in my book is Chapter 11 is literally your purpose and passion and I talk about the equation to how to tap into your purpose and I really believe my friend that you know we are here,

each of us is individuated expressions of the divine of something greater and we all have very unique, specific gifts, strengths, talents within each of us.You do,

I do.We all do, it's like waiting to be uncovered.And what I've noticed is that whether you may be like me, it's food for you, Maybe it's been alcohol or tapping into, you know,

not being present or social media or some other form of addiction.I believe we all have some form of staying out of the present moment which can be addictive behaviors.Hey my friend,

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that's why I owe you 15 U 15 go to sata S A Ti Y A J E W E L R Y and I promise you you're going to find gorgeous pieces that help you to align even more deeply to your truth.So I really what I've seen is when we start to unpack these addictions and these,

you know, often trauma some of the smaller t some of the larger t but start to look at what are we feeling and starting to heal and really be with ourselves and start to really excavate okay, why?

Like what moves you, what are you passionate about? Where do you feel like you want to make an impact? What makes you feel sometimes anger, what bothers you, what angers you because that can be fuel another area that we often forget to look at is joy.

And so it hit me, and I wrote about this in my book and I was looking at the chapter like, this is so nuts.I just picked these three cards and it's like exactly what I had written about and it's my experience.So to get back to the cards and this inspiration I want to share with you this idea that one of the most powerful ways the arrow that points to your purpose often comes through the birth canal of joy,

meaning what lights you up, what makes you feel alive and joyful.And if you're like me, I'm guessing, you know, we're all living in this world together, there is a lot of focus and pressure on,

you know, having these being busy and achieving and being successful and having long lists that you get through and you know, making sure that you get everything done.And I can tell you that for me,

that's one of my practices is to make sure that I'm literally stopping myself to pause, reflect and take time out for joy for pausing to to be still.However joy is like this secret elixir.So if you've been asking yourself,

like what the f is my purpose And especially as we head into the New Year, I know this is a question.Um and many of you I know because you've written in or some of you, I'm gratefully getting to work with doing this um or you just you know,

I know at this time of year we tend to look at, okay, so what can I learn from this past year? And one of the things I would recommend you do is reflect, do a reflection of this year,

What did I learn this year? What can I celebrate? What can I acknowledge myself for? How do I want to show up, who do I want to be in the year 2022? What can I take from 2021 and bring that into the next year? What are aspects of this past year that I where I felt most alive,

Most joyful.And one of the ways to tell this is through your energy through your body.So a way to to notice is where did you feel most energized, most connected.Where did you feel like that,

that vital energy, that life force was just flowing through you? Where have you felt that kind of joy, that kind of flow, that kind of energy And so a great thing to do.And I do talk about this in my book,

but whether you have the book or not, you can do this.So as we you know, come around the corner around the bend to finish this year, a beautiful way to reflect and to prepare for the year to come is to look at where have I felt most energized this past year and where did I feel joyful.So look and see if you have Children or you're an auntie or uncle or your grandchildren or you you know look and see where in that role,

where have you felt most alive and joyful in your career, maybe you're an entrepreneur, you just started a side hustle.Many of you have trained to be coaches this past year, right,

in your in your coaching work or in your, you know, the other in your side hustle or if you're a teacher or an executive or a healer or guide or stay at home mom or maybe you have a side gig, you know,

where you are helping people with their nutrition and their health, whatever it is you're doing look and see where did you feel most alive and lit up and joyful that is going to really give you some powerful information and then look at your relationships who are the people that bring you joy that make you feel connected and alive and grateful and vital and empowered to look at those relationships and you know, I just,

I was reading one of my new favorite books, Oh my gosh, so good.Believe it by Jamie currently in My Love Love Love her, she is the founder of It Cosmetics which was bought by Loreal, she's just a beautiful soul and she talks about,

she shares a suggestion that she heard from somebody, one of her mentors that we get to choose who we allow to have the mic, right? That who are listening to.So if it's somebody who brings you a lot of joy and good energy turn up that mike,

you get to turn up that mike and listen to them and here and and be inspired by their words.And if if somebody and oftentimes we don't, you always get to choose our family.Hopefully there are people that are,

you feel very, you know, connected to and aligned with sometimes Mia family members that just might be in a different journey.And not as aligned, you get to decide if you're going to turn down the mic on those people or people that you feel less connected to or maybe that that that don't have the most positive energy.We get to decide.

You get to decide who is going to who you're going to give the mic to and who you're going to allow to turn up the mic and to turn it down.So one great way to decide who you're going to allow to turn up the mic around there are people that bring you joy that help you to feel more empowered and vitality.So,

the other place to look at is in your spiritual connection, your connection to something greater to your higher self, your us too.So maybe, you know that joy comes for you in walking in nature, being outside gardening and planting,

maybe it's in retreats, maybe it's in retreating by yourself.Right? So really it it's so powerful and it's so worth it and you're worth it to take the time to do a little inventory of this past year.Where did you feel joy?

Where did you feel alive? Where did you feel most empowered? Because that joy, that feeling of vitality of energy, of alignment, of passion, even even anger and frustration can be fuel as well.But we're talking about that energy of joy right now,

looking and seeing where you have felt that and use your body notice when you feel, What does that, what does that feel like to you? Maybe you feel like you want to dance, you want to jump up,

you wanna, you know, high five yourself.If you if you listen to the episode with mel Robbins, the high five have it book is phenomenal.It was one of my favorite episode.She is just such a beautiful luminary and we talked about the power of high fiving yourself.

So if you feel like that connection to wanting to have five yourself, maybe your body is saying like yes, you're leaning in, listen to your intuition, your inner wisdom,

just do a year reflection, go through the different months, look through your calendar, look at those events and those, those transformative moments or maybe those subtle moments maybe for you, joy really comes when you wake up and you give yourself time and space and grace to just a dream or to lay in bed or to put your hands on your heart.

Maybe it's just a very quiet moment with your partner or your pet.It doesn't have to be the grandiose huge moments.I just encourage you to do a reflection in an inventory and to look and see where have you felt joy? What does that feel like?

What does that look like? How do you feel that in your body and get clear and do some writing if that works for you or you could share with a trusted friend or a coach or an advisor and look and see because Joy so awesome.I love the inspiration of these cards.

Joy is like the arrow that points to purpose.Okay, so I'm going to show to you for watching purpose now purpose to me when I think about purpose, I think about my why think about your why? Why?

So great question to ask yourself.Let's say you really feel strongly that you want to help women to feel more uplifted and trusting of themselves and worthy.I know that's part of my wife as well.

So you're going to ask yourself why is that important to me? Why write it down And then you might follow up with? Is there anything else? Why else? So sometimes those prompts of asking why a few times very, very helpful.

It can help unleash parts thoughts that we haven't we haven't yet really brought to the surface.It can help bring up ideas or even creative thoughts that you may have not looked at yet.So,

you want to ask yourself why, right, enjoy what you're joyful about can often lead to your wife.So, for me, for an example of talking about my book, I had a lot of doubt in writing that book I've never written, I've never written a book.

I'm actually going to be coming out in february with the revised edition, really excited about it.And I'm also working on my next book and there's still a voice, it's like who do you think you are?

Which is ironic because the name of my next book is who does she think she is? Right.I'm guessing if you have your heart speeding, you're breathing, you're listening you probably at some point had that voice go through a little bit of imposter syndrome.Self doubt.

Okay, first of all, you're not alone.I am with you.Hopefully, as you've been listening to episodes with best selling authors, you've heard from other incredibly well known experts that they've experienced that.So that can come up that imposter syndrome,

that doubt, right, what has always helped me always helped me to to really bridge over that fear, that doubt those thoughts that just creep up, you could make a name for it, but like that inner critic,

whatever you wanna call it, what's help me bridge over that is to get to my why is to get to what I know is true in my heart.And so I'm going to encourage you to really connect with your y to connect with your wife, what is it about your y that feels so,

so important to you? And so that is a fantastic area to look into, to get to your purpose, right? Is to reflect on your year what brought you joy and vitality to start noticing the themes and then really ask yourself why is that important to you and look and see maybe you're already in a career or a field or a job that feels really purposeful to reconnect your heart in that place of purpose.Ask yourself why.

And if you want to take a step further, write it down, put it in your phone, put it in your calendar, record yourself saying it and listen every single morning or every single night or both and then find somebody in action partner, a friend where you can stay connected,

you can listen to their y and you can share yours that why? And it might be related to parenting, it might be related to your health.In fact, you're probably going to have a Y and a purpose that is connected to your health, to your perhaps spirituality,

to your career, to your personal life, friendships, your parenting, whatever that might be actually in my book in the back, there is well being wheel that helps you really connect to all of these different aspects of your life and your wife.So moving on to the third card because what I want to share is this to me is really a powerful equation,

it is go to joy first connect to that energy align with your heart, align with that part of you, that childlike part of you that we all have, that is at the highest vibration of joy of happiness, of connection to really something beyond you.

Joy is underrated and we want to make sure we're connecting to enjoy that can lead to purpose and when you are connected to your wifi that authentic deep yearning and desire to make an impact or difference to be of service my friend that is where abundance shows up, it is so beautiful how this all aligns abundance is really having that,

I think of it as a buffet table, just beautiful amounts of you know and I believe in the divine it's infinite.So all these possibilities and opportunities maybe by connecting to joy and then your y and your purpose that helps you to connect to an abundance of new friends or connections maybe it is financially I've seen this over and over again, I really have when I go into what what brings me joy,

one of those things is coaching for example, I love coaching, I love teaching coaching, anything with coaching cause it changed my life and I believe that it's it's a game changer when I put that into practice and I get to my why and I get into my purpose.So for example,

leading my life designer coach academy brings me a lot of joy.What has happened is I've noticed we've started to attract students from all over the world, it's become really an abundant place too to learn how to be a coach has become abundant for me,

opportunity wise, meeting new, amazing people, getting to spread my light and helping others to spread their light and financially it's, and so this is how I believe the universe works.It's always going to be matching your energy,

it's always going to be reflecting the outer world, reflects your inner world, it's so important therefore to really connect to that high vibrational state of joy, of love of heart and that's why when I saw these cards and like,

oh my gosh, this is, this is really like the equation and it's, I really believe it's in this order, connect to your joy and if you're having a hard time with joy, a great place to go.

It's like the sister is to go to gratitude because often when you go to gratitude it can help you bridge to joy.So go into gratitude, if you're having trouble, joy might also be another word for joy is heightened positive energy,

heightened, positive energy.So we look and see what has brought you heightened positive energy.One of the ones I know for, for me and for one of my clients has been markers drawing, adding color,

doodling seriously spread so much joy.Another client that I worked with recently, she loves to have party dance parties.Another amazing client, you know who you are is renting and she's gonna be getting her own amazing RV and going into the forest, she has massive joy being alone in the forest with her dog,

she feels peaceful and connected and she loves to be in the forest.In fact, what happened for her is a whole beautiful idea came through that is connected to her to her why, which has to do with being in nature and she has an abundance of opportunities.

So, and I've seen this over and over and over again over and over again.So my invitation to you, us too dear.Listen, our soul seeker, my, I feel like we're friends.I know even if we haven't met yet,

I always think of you as a, I I know we're still family.So I hope that I hope, you know, I really, even though I can't see you, I can feel you.Um I really hope this helps you rather than just trying to go to purpose or abundance first go through joy, go through joy.

What brings you energy vitality empowerment, Do a reflection, Look at this past year, where have you felt that positive energy notice that there are any themes, look at the various areas of your life,

right, spirituality, personal health, while being career, family, if you're a parent, all of those areas, maybe it's also giving back being of service as well, then look to see how that informs your why which can lead to your purpose and purpose doesn't have to mean one thing.

First of all, if you're listening, you probably like me empath, highly sensitive, multi passionate, you're going to have many ways that you show up and have meaning, make meaning in the world and add value and purpose.

So it might be, you know, it might be one main thing, it might be in many different ways for you, It might be to be a loving, compassionate teacher and role model for your Children.That's part of your purpose.

I know that's for me.Another might be to empower others to be their healthiest self through nutrition through meditation.Maybe it's through your corporate job in HR and helping people to feel included and making sure the pay scale is the same, whether you're female or male or black or white,

right? Your purpose is going to vary and it can also be multifaceted.What I do know though, is when you follow joy and positive energy in yourself and your wife and purpose, what is going to follow is abundance and that is my prayer and my hope,

my blessing for each of you for you this year and the year to come is that you are graced with a deep deep joy, deep connection to your heart to your purpose and that you get to experience abundance of all kinds health opportunities, well being financial wealth,

friendships, connections, love spiritual resilience, abundance of all kinds.My dear friend, I hope this has been helpful.Please let me know your feedback the abundance that you're noticing your purpose.What brings you joy?

Would love to hear all of it you can share at the U.S.To community for sole seekers, our facebook group, it's free and I just want to wish you your most blessed year yet full of incredible health and well being an abundance and may you continue to listen, honor and love your us do you?

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Meet Julie Reisler

Julie Reisler is a master Life Designer coach with over ten years of coaching experience and a master’s degree in health & wellness coaching. Julie is the host and founder of the You-est You Podcast, with over 230+ episodes, and is the founder of the School of Sacredology, a big-hearted community for individuals looking to live from their heart and soul and go from fear to faith. Julie has been featured in Forbes magazine, MindBodyGreen, The Chopra Center, and Thrive Global. She is also a prominent teacher and guide on the popular app Insight Timer and is on the faculty at Georgetown University in their coaching program. To learn more about Julie and how she might support you on your You-est You journey, go to juliereisler.com.

I’m thrilled you’re here. I think of you as a friend, whether we’ve met yet or not. I have loved recording these solo episodes over the past year. I hope they add value, meaning, and impact in your life and remind you that you are definitely not alone in overcoming inner struggles and challenges on the journey of being your You-est You. If you’re listening to this episode, my hunch is that you might be curious to learn more about how to find your purpose. In this solo episode, I chose to tap into faith and divine guidance by picking three You-est You declaration cards. I hope this conversation resonates at the deepest level.

 

The Power of Joy

The first card I pulled was Joy. Joy is incredibly undervalued. The vibration and energy of joy is similar to that of love, compassion, and peace. When you tap into joy, you connect to your spirit, that part of you that is in the flow and has the most positive energy connection. It’s also easy to manifest when you are vibrating at joy. While most adults put it low on the priority list, joy is the elixir to feeling better and more aligned to the divine. For manifestation, joy needs to be prioritized; it needs to be put back at the top of your list. I know this is an area I’m working on, and I invite you to see how you can make more time for joy and happiness this holiday season and in the new year. If you are at a loss for what brings you joy, look to see what made you feel alive, lit up, and empowered when you were little, or think of a most recent situation when you lost all sense of time because you were so engaged in what you were doing, seeing or experiencing. These can lead us to the clues of what brings us joy. Another cousin to joy is gratitude. If you’re really struggling with what you’re finding joyful, look to see what you appreciate and naturally feel grateful for. Eventually, hanging in the land of gratitude will bring you to the land of joy.

 

The Why of Your Purpose

The second card I pulled was Purpose, and to me, the best way to find your purpose, which doesn’t have to be one thing, especially for you multi-passionate and purposeful lightworkers and entrepreneurs, is to go to your WHY. Ask yourself first about what you feel passionate about and what you would get up in the middle of the night and do for free. That’s a great indication of where your purpose will be. Then ask yourself, why is this topic or idea so important to you. Reflect, journal, and keep asking yourself “why,” and follow up with “is there anything else” until there is nothing left to write. You can do this for all areas of your life; career, family, health, spiritual, and relationships. Ask yourself the deeper life coach questions like, “What feels important to me right now with my health, time with my family, my career, connecting to spirit, self-care and making time for friends, and why?” I’d love to hear what you come up with and would invite you to take note of your why and create why purpose statements that you can review daily. You might write them out, record yourself saying them and listen to them each day, or even create cards or a vision board with your purpose statements. You are allowed and encouraged to have more than one purpose. For example, your purpose might be to be a loving partner who communicates openly, directly, and kindly with your spouse, partner, or significant other. You might also decide that communication of all kinds is your purpose in your career, which could look like speaking up about inequality of pay for women, or sexism, or whatever topic you feel on fire about. There is no right or wrong way to do this; the only incorrect way is not to do it at all.

 

The Abundance Equation

The third card I chose was Abundance. I love these three cards because when you put them in this order; Joy, Purpose, and Abundance, you get an equation that I find to be spot on. The abundance manifestation equation is: Joy + Purpose = Abundance. What was serendipitous to me was that I wrote about this in my book, Get a Ph.D. in YOU, specifically in chapter 11, Purpose and Passion, and talked about this very equation. When you focus first on connecting to your higher self, your heart, and your joy, you naturally start to focus on ways to be of service and share your purpose, which ultimately leads to living in abundance. An abundance of all kinds, including opportunities, meeting great people, wealth, health, and ways to add greater value. 

 

Your Purpose is Calling

I hope this episode was helpful to you, my friend, and I would love to hear what you come up with when you reflect on the deeper questions about your why, passion and purpose. I believe we all have a deep yearning to add value, be of service, and spread joy, and that ultimately the greatest gift is the freedom to be self-expressed and to feel connected to your most authentic self, your You-est You. 

 

Final Thoughts

As you wrap up 2021, I invite you to take these 3 steps of finding your purpose into consideration. To look back over the past year and search out where you felt joy in your life. It doesn’t have to be grandiose moments in time, but it can be small moments that filled your heart with great joy in a quiet way. Take those moments and see how you can replicate those for finding your purpose in 2022. Through finding your purpose, and it doesn’t have to be career-related, you will open the doorway to living in abundance—an abundance of love, friendship, opportunities, and, yes, perhaps financial wealth. 

 

Sacred Connection

As always, this community is a sacred, safe place built on love and acceptance. It was created to help you evolve and expand into your highest self. Please share your wisdom, comments, and thoughts. I love hearing from you and learning how you are being your truest, you-est you. Please join us in our Facebook group The You-est You Community for Soul Seekers

Join host Julie Reisler, author and multi-time TEDx speaker, each week to learn how you can tap into your best self and become your You-est You to achieve inner peace, happiness, and success at a deeper level! Tune in to hear powerful, inspirational stories and expert insights from entrepreneurs, industry thought leaders, and extraordinary human beings that will help to transform your life. Julie also shares a-ha moments that have shaped her life and career and discusses key concepts from her book Get a PhD in YOU

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