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May 2019

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Fighting against the odds

Every year, we plant new seeds. These come in the form of new ideas, dreams, partnerships or even something new on your bucket list. Ask yourself this: Are you planting seeds of positivity and growth or despair and stagnation?

As each day grows, what you nourish this seed with is important. Showering seeds with positivity and fresh action steps forward will enhance the opportunity for growth and turning those brilliant ideas into reality. Or, are doing vice versa?

Yet, as they grow, turbulent storms will knock your freshly, gentle stems from side to side. Continuing through the “messy middle” and the sheer patience to keep going gives you further strength and fortitude. The classic saying goes, get knocked down 7 times and get back up 8 times.

These beautiful yellow Iris flowers were planted three years ago in spring. The following spring only leaves grew. The next year, the flower buds were hit with baseball sized hail. Attempting to rebloom in the fall, they were hit with an early frost. After 3 years, these beautiful flowers opened up to the bright full summer sun this weekend.

To flourish against the odds takes patience and persistence. Our dreams don’t turn into reality overnight. Yet, if we keep going forward, we will win in the long run. After all, Thomas Edison failed over 1000 times before he created the first light bulb.

Wishing you an abundant, joyful and prosperous day!

Lora Polowczuk

Chief Energy Officer

© Priority Retreats International

Are you living your truth?

As Stacey strolled down the remote beach front, she looked over her shoulders and saw her own foot prints. For the first time her life, she was creating her own path forward. This wasn’t doing what others told her to do. Stacey followed her heart’s calling. Her foot prints indicated the chosen path.

She felt sturdy even with her feet sinking deep into the stand. Suddenly, a wave washed up to her knees rattling her body. Yet with her feet deeply rooted, she wobbled and never fell over. A renewed strength washed over her. With each step, her strength grew. Stacey walked in her own truth.

There was no one to blame. Each step was in alignment with where she wanted to go. Stacey knew what motivated her.  She no longer sought validation from anyone. She trusted herself.

Where in life are you walking your truth?

Where are you pleasing others and compromising yourself?

Where are you pretending to be someone you’re not?

Wishing you an abundant, joyful and prosperous day!

Lora Polowczuk
Chief Energy Officer
© Priority Retreats International

 

Can you weather the storm?

The seeds of our dreams slowly begin to mature. You’re excited that what you’ve longed for are beginning to unravel. The sun shines brightly and your dreams begin to sprout and grow quickly. Filled with anticipation, you’re ready for everything you’ve ever wanted to come your way. Everything is beginning to flourish.

Then, it hits. The snow, fierce wind, and cold batter down on you. You get rattled from left to right. You wonder, what’s happening? Everything was going full steam ahead in the sun and warmth. You are curious. Will this storm freeze your blooms and desires and stop you cold in your tracks?

When the storm hits, and in life something inevitably happens, how do you respond?

Will your flourishing blossoms wither away or will do you dig deep inside and hold on to those precious nutrients until the weather gets warm again?

To prevail and overcome any obstacle, your desires and purpose must outweigh the storm.

Is your purpose so strong that nothing can knock you down?

Your fortitude to weather the storm and continue moving determines your success.

Wishing you an abundant, joyful and prosperous day!

Lora Polowczuk
Chief Energy Officer
© Priority Retreats International

What weeds in your life are growing this Spring?

Your garden of life blossoms and recedes as the season changes. The first rain drops of Spring grow not only your prior plants but also the weeds that blew over in the winter. As the nutrients and rain continue to flourish, both the plants and weeds grow.

Soon, the weeds outgrow and multiple faster than plants. Suddenly your entire garden is covered with weeds. Ugh! The weeds are choking out your deep rich plants, the essence of your dreams.

How does this happen? Left unchecked your dreams shrivel up unable to receive the nutrients to flourish.

Every day we are either nourish our dreams or the weeds. With no boundaries, the weeds can easily take over. Weeds have deep roots. The longer they fester the deeper the root and the harder it is to remove them.

They come as practices that no longer serve us. Lack of sleep, poor diet, little fun and connection to others.

Each season serves as a pivot point. It’s time to assess what’s serving you and let go of what’s not. It’s time to dig deep and cut the weed roots off at the source.

Remove the weeds and open the space to let your dreams flourish.

Wishing you an abundant, joyful and prosperous day!

​​​​​​​Lora Polowczuk
Chief Energy Officer
© Priority Retreats International