This Week’s Theme Song- Day 358: 365 Radical Self Love Project

Music is amazing.

It lifts our spirits.
It communicates the things most challenging to say.
It puts words to our deepest emotions and most blissful experiences.
It connects.
Connects us to ourselves, to our experience and to each other.

Music is the Universal language.

It is also a massive tool for programming messages into our subconscious minds. Our subconscious minds drive the majority of our behaviour (96-98% on average). Knowing this I’ve been really aware of the messages I program into my mind via music.

I tend to be drawn to music that leaves me feeling good and inspired. I also am super keen on being mindful of the lyrics of the tunes I listen to repeatedly. Our access to consciously reprogramming our subconscious is through repitition and consistentcy. So when we hear the same songs over and over, the programming (intentions and lyrics of the tune) becomes registered in our subconscious and ultimately begins to influence our behaviours.

With that being said I still love music that captures the full range of human emotions and I am all for a tear jerking song when the circumstances call for it. However, for the most part I prefer to stick to positive and uplifting tunes cause when I feel good magic begins to manifest in my life. In the spirit of sharing here is a song I have had on repeat a lot lately. It’s called Good Life” by One Republic and its full of delicious high vibes and positive messages!

Enjoy this beauty and feel free to share with us on our FB page your favourite feel good tune! xo

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

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Magic Is Possible When We Allow Connection To Happen- Day 332: 365 Radical Self Love Project

Yesterday I came across this awesome video of a music jam between three people.

Music jamming is truly incredible as it requires all people to relax and to actually step into a state of flow. Overthinking always breaks the flow of creativity. In our daily lives the same is true, when we try and force things to happen in a certain time, in a certain way, we get out of sync with the natural rhythms of creation.

For manifestation and creation of any kind to occur there must be a state of ease and relaxation present.

What I love about this video is the flow, ease and absolute comfort these three men have with one another.

Why it’s so incredible- because they don’t know each other and this spontaneous street jam turns illus trates our collective power and capacity to create beauty in the world.

Check it out and allow the inspiration to fill you up and activate your free flowing potential baby!!

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

A Walk Down Memory Lane- Covering “Better Life”- Day 323: 365 Radical Self Love Project

Last week at the workshop I taught I pulled an example of how being rooted in a self love and self care practiced prepped me for one of the biggest performances I had done solo at the Calgary Stampede.

Prior to this performance I had never really established a pre-show self care ritual.

Before this game changing performance I did a couple things differently than I usually had.

1. No caffiene- Lets face it as much as I love coffee it does give me the jitters some times- especially when I’m already in an environment where I was prone to being nervous- so I cut it from my morning ritual.

2. High intensity exercise. I went for an early morning summer run to get out any excess anxiety or nervouseness that was there for me.

3. I did a 40 minute meditation, outside sitting on a massive rock (for ultimate grounding) and beside a lake to calm my emotions.

4. I drank a litre of raw green juice. I knew if I wanted to be at my best and the greatest expression of love I needed to put the highest vibin fuel into my body.

These four steps forever changed my experience of performing. For the first time in my entire career of performing live (25 years at this point) I was completely calm before I stepped onto the stage, I was also at peace with whatever was going to happen post performance (I was in a competition).

In the spirit of this magical trip down memory lane I wanted to share with you all the audition song I submitted that landed me in the competition at the Calgary Stampede in front of a crowd of nearly 3000 people. It’s my version of Keith Urbans tune “Better Life”.

Enjoy!

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

Feeling Re-energized and Re-inspired: The Benefits of A Breakdown- Day 313: 365 Radical Self Love Project

Healing is a process

radical self love kelsey grantEvery day I wake up since this mini health breakdown I’ve been feeling better and better. Additionally this down time has given me a chance to process more residual crap I was unconsciously holding onto and clear out space for more goodness to flow in.

One of the major shifts I’ve noticed lately is the new energy I’m feeling about my company, my programs and my creativity is at an all time high. Before getting sick I was feeling stuck. Feeling uninspired especially with my writing. I love writing it’s one of my favourite forms of expression and I was stopped. I was majorly resistant to writing the ebook and just didn’t feel in a place where I was going to be writing anything of positive value.

Enter the breakdown.

These 2 weeks of “forced” downtime allowed me to fill up in a major way. Even though my body is still in the final stages of recovery my brain feels alert and the inspiration is bursting out of me. Following an epic meditation last week I downloaded the entire free ebook and now I’m just in the process of putting all the pieces in place. I’m so freaking stoked this free ebook is going to be the foundation of the RSL Relationship Mastermind group and I know deep within me that giving this insight and wisdom freely is going to have a massive positive impact out in the hearts of the peeps in our community. It feels so good to be in the process of creating something that has the potential to forever set people on the right track to be in conscious relationships AND maintain a healthy sense of self love and balance!! EEEEK! I’m so freaking stoked!

I know I promised deets about the RSL Relationship Mastermind and the course “From Breakup to Breakthrough” within a week and I haven’t been in a place to create all that magic for you lovers. I appreciate the understanding and patience of all of you beauties while I made my way to recovery. From this new internal space of revitalization and newly birthed inspiration I am ready to go into full creation mode and design a kick ass mastermind and a profoundly life changing 12 week course!

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In my commitment to your greatness I want to share with you all some of the things this week which contributed and helped me get back on the high vibin train:

– loads and heaps of rest
– a relaxing lavender eye pillow
– essential oils (Theives, peppermint halo, detox, tea tree and immune booster)
– salt and essential oil baths
– afternoon naps
– lots and lots of love from my family
– massive support from my partner
– organic, home made chicken soup
– super green organic juice
– beet juice blends
– raw garlic
– new music (Justin Timberlake’s vibes just make my body want to dance and dancing/movement is so good for the soul)
– reading
– amping up the meditation
– filtered lemon water
– kombucha
– telling the truth
– organic berry smoothies
– oil pulling (incredibly helpful for a cold!!)
– laughter
– connecting with old friends
– writing notes of gratitude and appreciation to the people close to me
– light exercise when my body permitted
– sauna meditations
– trusting myself
– spiritual surrender
– asking for help
– writing
– audio books
– Michael Beckwiths sermons
– snuggles
– soul coaching
– thoughts that make my heart happy
– future planning and creative brainstorming
– jumping on the no train- saying no, and honouring my boundaries
– GRATITUDE

Above all else when a breakdown hits or when resistance is bowling you over TRUST this is a sign that you are about to head to a new level of greatness and that what is ahead is always far greater, more expansive and fulfilling than anything we are called to leave behind. Embrace the breakdown, let it teach you what you need to know and then let it propel you into the great unknown where all delicious possibilities and potential reside.

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

A Very Romantic Gesture To Heal The Heart- Day 292: 365 Radical Self Love Project

Following up yesterday’s post of asking for what you need I was gifted again this morning with a second love letter from my partner.

Immediately upon reading it I was giddy with happiness and it completely activated my awareness of love’s presence within my being. I took this vibration throughout my entire day and allowed the blissful energy of love to permeate everything I did, created and experienced.

I was just leaving a coffee shop this afternoon after finishing up my notes for my Relationship Course tonight and I was gifted another surprise from my partner.

To me I absolutely love it when he speaks to me through music. I find it incredibly romantic and it blasts my heart open even more. Words of affirmation are one of my main love languages (receiving love that is) and when I receive music I really tune into the message that is being shared lyrically. It stirs something in me.

The romantic gesture and gift I received was this song posted below. Immediately upon listening it sounded exactly like our relationship and I could hear the truth inside of each lyric. My tears welled and spilled over and my heart began to swell with gratitude, appreciation and in all honesty a lil raw vulnerability. He was able to activate a very delicate place in me that is deeply tender and so open through the sharing of this song.

When I spoke with him a few minutes later he had mentioned he had heard this song and immediately thought of me and our relationship together. He let me know that every part of the song was real and honest for him and in those moments another layer within me healed. We levelled up to a new place of connectivity, joy and harmony.

So here is the song for all of you to enjoy and I hope it activates your hearts in a beautiful and loving way as well! So freaking magical! ❤

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

Incarnated Angels and Divine Intervention- Day 290: 365 Radical Self Love Project

I came across a very inspiring video this morning. I’m not a religious person but I am incredibly spiritual and believe there is room for all faiths, religions and denominations. With that being said I am choosing to share this video not for its religious context but for its spiritual context.

What I witnessed in this video was nothing short of a beautiful miracle- a moment of divine intervention by an incarnated angel. I love this video for the example it shows that we are all united and connected. It is a beautiful illustration EVERYONE has something of deep sacred value to contribute if we create the conditions for its unfolding.

I hope this inspires your heart as it has mine!

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

Why Relationships Bring Out Our Shadow- Day 269: 365 Radical Self Love Project

“Demons”- Imagine Dragons

I’ve had this jam on all weekend.

When I find something I like I consume it big time especially when it comes to music.

What I particularily like about this rendition of “Demons” originally by Imagine Dragons but performed here by Kina Grannis and Tyler Ward, is the beautiful blending and harmony of two incredible voices, the originality of the musical arrangement and the deep feeling both of them are emoting through their performance.

Embracing the shadow in love

As I’ve been embracing elements of my shadow this week in relation to my relationship this song really resonates. We all have “demons” and they are all hidden within the corners of our mind, body and soul. When we find ourselves in relationships there is often a time when when our shit starts to surface.

At the start of a relationship we are pretty open, we are in the bliss of love and our hearts are blasted right open. Then something happens. We start to change. Things become more challenging- our shadows begin to emerge.

The beautiful spiritual purpose of intimate relationships is to evolve, transform and open to our truth. How do we get there? We gotta go through the shit. All the crap we have accumulated over a lifetime of believing in fear or at least making agreement with it. We gotta undo all of it. The more we undo the higher we fly- the freer we become.

The purpose of intimate love is to set us free- free from the illusions of our ego and into the bliss of our hearts the bliss of love.

To experience love in its purest forms and in all its glory we must become aware of all the blocks we have to love and then consciously do the work to dissolve them. We have to heal ourselves. We have to let love in.

Romantic relationships are the greatest access point to our healing.

They will open us, crack us open and then shine the spotlight into those deep dark corners of our being. Our shadow will be called out. At first if we are unaware it will seem like the relationship is falling apart and beliefs like “love shouldn’t be this hard” or “love is supposed to be easy” are what keep us trapped in the illusion.

What we are being called towards every single time shit hits the fan in love is to go within. Look at what part of our shadow is wanting to be made seen. What “demon” is ready to be let go of.

Why this happens in relationships

Because it is only in the energy of love that we can truly heal these elements of our being. When our hearts are deeply connected to another there is an opening to the divine. There is an exchange of love’s bliss. It is in this highest vibration that all darkness can be transmuted. In the divinity of intimate relationship we have the chance to dive in, swim to the depths of our being and come out alive. The energy of love is safe. On a soul level we all understand this and so we are drawn into relationships with the exact people who will help us heal the most.

This is why we may have many partners in a lifetime. Each relationship will take us into different layers and levels of who we are. All of it is a beautiful exploration if we let ourselves perceive it that way. Relationships bring out our shadows so we can learn to become greater versions of ourselves, understand fully and lovingly embrace the totality of being.

When we can make friends with our shadow we have passed the soul lesson. We have many shadows and many lessons. So when we bring curiosity, awareness and love into our relationship mix we access infinate potential for massive soul expansion and deep human connection.

Who knew our shadows could bring to us something so beautiful and deeply fulfilling 😉

For more relationship goodness hit me up at rsl@kelseygrant.com as I’m currently working on a new relationship program coming this spring!  If you are interested in going deeper and stepping up your love game lets connect and get the conversation started!!

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

The Magic Of Solitude- Day 267: 365 Radical Self Love Project

Yesterday I really needed some alone time.

This has been a pretty big and pretty emotionally taxing week. With all the emotional ups and downs I needed some serious self lovin KG time.

I opted to not go out to a bday party my partner and I were invited to and instead stayed in to have some solo time.

I went out and got fresh ingredients and make myself a delicious meal ,poured myself a nice glass of vino and just embraced the beauty of a quiet and clean apartment.

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After my dinner I invested the majority of the evening studying and finishing up some modules for B-School.

When my brain was all maxed out I picked up the guitar and channeled my feelings and emotions into music. I came across a really beautiful song while I was studying and thought “hey what they hell I’m going to learn that tune tonight”, and I did.

It took about 20 mins of playing but I learned the tune and sang and played until my man and my roomie came strolling in around midnight.

It was the perfect way to begin to charge up my vibes and make sure I received what I needed to keep it up this week. There is so much depth and richness in creating the time for solitude.

Exactly what I needed..plus I have a new tune I can add into my repertoire 😉

If you need time for yourself this weekend, take it. You are worth it and it is completely ok to spend time flying solo doing the things that light you up and nurture your precious heart. 

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

Happy LOVE Day!!! Day 238: 365 Radical Self Love Project

Happy Love Day Lovers!!!

HappyLoveDay radical self loveI have to say today has been a pretty magical day so far! I’ve never really celebrated Valentines Day (except one time-for true) and this year is technically my first V-day with my man- we were still separated last year at this time.

With all that has transformed this year I was really looking forward to a little romantic day where we got to consciously focus on loving each other. One of the fabulous things about our relationship is that most days are like this- but I am a romantic at heart and I just love any excuse to rev up the cuteness and go out of our way to be great with each other.

I’m of the belief that Valentines is a two way street and if we are going to dedicate an entire day to love and relationships it really aught to be about BOTH partners giving and receiving. 

Somewhere along the way an expectation formed that Valentines Day is a day for men to spoil their partners. I have come to know that the best relationships happen when both people are feeling loved and supported. This means both people must give love and be willing to receive love.

Radical Self Love Kelsey GrantI will say though that my man really did spoil me today. I awoke to a beautiful gift of my favourite flowers and a card with a list of the things he loves and appreciates about me, aweeeee!!!! The it was onto the amazing breakfast surprise, he made me gluten free pancakes surrounded by a fruit heart and arrow. Seriously adorable and incredible creative which I LOVED!

Radical Self Love Kelsey Grant

Then off on our morning adventure we went! I got us coffees and we ventured to our favourite book store. Coffee, books and an amazing partner. Serious bliss.

Then he conveniently went off to meet his friends for the afternoon so I had time to finish up his gift. I wrote him an original song, about our journey and my love for him. I had just enough time to record it and send it to him before he arrived back home 🙂

Now this evening we are set to head out to a beautiful dinner with friends…a triple Valentines Date- yup this is a first!

My Valentines Gift To YOU

To ensure that everyone is feeling the love and bliss of this day my gift to you today is sharing a fabulous interview I rocked for the Dream Bigger Extravaganza.

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You can all access it for the entire day here: http://bitly.com/1ePjfST 

My talk “Thriving in Romance- The Ultimate Journey Through Fear to Radical Self Love dives into:

* Getting real about the main roadblocks we all face to experiencing amazing, juicy romantic love
* How facing your biggest fear will break you through into the expansiveness of your brilliance
* Setting yourself up for success in love- creating aligned energy and environments within for the love you want
* Practical steps for boosting confidence, self-esteem and self-love

Pretty Yummy stuff!!! The interview will only be available for today listen in here: http://bitly.com/1ePjfST

So much love lovers!

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!
Kels

New Instruments and Family Dinner- Celebrating Family Day Weekend Day 233: 365 Radical Self Love Project

Today we welcomed a new addition into our family.

We brought home a beautiful new keyboard! It was one of my new years intentions to become more fluent on the piano and well we required a keyboard or piano to make that intention come to life.

A couple weeks ago we out of the blue manifested a new keyboard and today we got to bring it home. As I write right now my man is jammin up a storm 😉 It’s really quite hilarious watching him play around.

Seems to be the theme of the night!

31525_20131231_121406_family03After picking up our new addition we headed over to a family members house to enjoy a family fun night dinner party.

We drank wine, we laughed, we snuggled, we ate pizza, we supported each other, we watched Toy Story 3 and really embraced the gloriousness of Family Day Weekend.

I feel so blessed to have a group of friends who are so near and dear to my heart that they truly are family. Every time I have a chance to connect with any of these wonderful people I am reminded just how lucky I truly am. Each of them is up to beautiful  things in this world and to be surrounded by a family tribe of like minded and like hearted people is truly something very special.

I deeply honour and love each and every one of my family mates here in Vancouver and end this day on a super high vibe totally in gratitude for the amazing family I have created for myself here in Van.

Wishing you all a fabulous evening and start to this glorious week ahead!

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels