Happy 5 Year Vanniversary To Me!!! Day 305: 365 Radical Self Love Project

Well today lovers marks the official 5 year anniversary of me picking up my life in Calgary and moving myself out to the west coast and beginning a new chapter in the beautiful Vancouver.

In light of this awesome celebration I am calling this my Happy 5 Year Vanniversary!

So much has changed in the 5 years since I moved. It honestly is a bit mind boggling that it has already been 5 years!!! I am certainly not the same person I was when I moved.

Taking the Leap that would forever change my life

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When I made my way out here 5 years ago- I was fresh out of a long term relationship, just came back from my first solo travelling trip to South Africa, Spain, Portugal and the UK and I had just opened up to the entire world of transformation.

Now here I am 5 years later in a relationship with the love of my life and the man I am planning to build a life with- WIN!

I am building a company that is completely heart centred and a compilation of all the trials, tribulations and massively successful wins of my personal and romantic journey- WIN!

I have created an incredible soul family- completely fulfilling on my life long intention of having a super large family- WIN!

I live in one of the most gorgeous cities in the world, have a life I absolutely adore and have the honour of spending each day with people who elevate my soul, awaken my being and call me to greater levels of consciousness and love. EPIC WIN!

My life is absolutely blessed and I am deeply grateful for where this leap of faith has taken me. I had no idea what would happen moving out here, I just knew I had  to. My soul was pulling me here. I had to trust in the unknown and dive in. The reward of my faith and willingness to go forward into the unknown has surpassed my wildest dreams.

If I could go back in time and tell my 26 year old self what would be in store for the next 5 years if I made the move to Van- I would have never believed it.

When we leap into the unknown we absolutely have no idea where we will end up but jumping in and following the call of spirit will always lead us into the most incredible places.

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I am so deeply grateful for the incredible people that truly make my life one worth celebrating and honouring. To each and every one of you who have made my life here in Van such a delight I am so grateful!! Looking foward to what the next 5 will bring 😉

Is there something that your soul is nudging you to do? There always is- we just have to get still and present enough to hear the call.

Get still.
Listen.
Have faith.

And jump.

To you and your incredible life adventures!!

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!

Kels

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Everything Is Not Perfect And That’s Ok-Day 278: 365 Radical Self Love Project

There has been a theme running through my community lately- the ego’s version of perfection.

Part of my Radical Self Love journey has required me to surrender my ego’s versions of pretty much everything and hop on the high vibe train of my higher self. Not always an easy task but always a really fulfilling one.

It has meant making peace with the fact that life isn’t always perfect in the sense that everything is always harmonious, positive, happy and love filled.

It has meant accepting that part of the journey is the shadow times when all my shit comes up and hits the fan in a big time way.

It has meant that my dream relationship from time to time will face the battlegrounds of an ego-ic blowout.

It has meant there are times when I struggle with insecurity in all areas of my life. I question what the heck I’m doing, doubt myself, diminish the accomplishments I’ve made, reject my body, and hide away from connection.

And it has meant in light of all of these shadow moments there is divine perfection.

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It is through these moments of non-perfection where I have the opportunity to see the divine perfection of the situation, moment or experience. It is in these moments of battle or challenge I get to come face to face with my ego, dance with it, get to know it, understand it better and from that place of greater awareness I can begin to transform those lower energies into something greater.

The Key to Moving On

radical self love kelsey grantTo move forward in any capacity, especially when it comes to painful points in our past we have to acknowledge what is true for us- even if it seems completely absurd and unproductive. The ego will always label it as unproductive so you don’t do the work and continue to stay stuck.

There have been so many times since re-uniting with my partner nearly a year ago where all of my vulnerabilities, fears have been triggered. For the longest time I didn’t want to admit that I was angry. I let myself feel upset and emotional but I shut down the entire part of me that was pissed. Angry at him for betraying my trust and the agreements of our relationship. Angry at her for pursuing my partner for months and ultimately creating enough chaos where shit went down and our relationship broke.

Until I was willing to get in the ring with my anger and get real about it, it unconsciously continued to control me. I would punish myself emotionally over and over by repeating the entire scenario in my head and experiencing it all over again. I had to get incredibly honest with myself and let myself admit that I was deeply hurt and underneath that incredibly angry.

The Sweet Beauty of Release

The process of letting go in matters of the heart is often a process. We do what we can with where we are at. As I got more truthful and honest about what was really there for me I began to dissolve the charge that was holding me captive. Every time I told the truth on myself sans drama and making wrong stories I would set myself free a little bit more.

As I set myself free- just by being honest that everything isn’t always perfect, there are parts of me that are still hurt and angry- my vibration began to increase. The weight of my suffering began to shed. A result of this shedding I was now more open and receptive to goodness flowing in.

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I began this layer of healing last month and this past month has been one of the most abundant and profitable months I’ve experienced since embarking on this journey full out last summer. As I got honest about what was real for me I dissolved my ego’s death grip and opened up to the incredible abundant flow of love.

So where ever you are right now is “perfect” however it is. Give yourself permission to be honest with yourself. Honour your feelings and what is true for you. When you are no longer in resistance to your reality  a sweet release begins to take place and inside of this release you reclaim your juicy freedom.

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To me now perfection is being at peace with reality and dancing in the glorious imperfections of my life. It is within these imperfect moments I am able to reclaim my power, my divinity, my abundance, my heart, my awareness, my happiness and my greatness- to me that is pure perfection in all it’s glory.

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

New Years Miles- Still Rockin It- Day 214: 365 Radical Self Love Project

It’s my third week of my new years miles goal of 55 miles of exercise completed by V day.

This week I added another 5.05 miles to the total making my three week total = 29.99!!! 

I have to say I am pretty darn proud of myself for keeping up and staying true to my goal.

One interesting observation I made tonight while looking over my data was this- out of the three weeks this was my lowest week of miles. It got me thinking about my week and how incredibly challenging this week was.

It is safe to make the conclusion that when I am experiencing challenge or upset in my life the one thing I know to do to get my vibes back up- I don’t do.

It was a fascinating and liberating realization.

Do the best you can until you know better Then when you know better do betterWhen you know better you do better. With this new awareness I can now approach times of challenge from this higher vantage point. I can recall this experience and remember how fabulous I was feeling and how in flow I was when I was getting more miles in. Then when things started to dip I got less miles in.

After reflecting on this I am so very present to this: my flow, inner freedom, happiness and joy is intrinsically linked with taking physical actions to care for my body and nourish myself. It makes logical sense and being in the world of self love I know this, and know I KNOW it on a whole new level. A more profound level, a more powerful level.

So it is will blessings and gratitude I release my last week and embrace this beautiful week again. In this space of acceptance, awareness and freedom I am creating a fabulous week ahead, filled with abundant flow, high vibing activities, nourishing actions and getting those new years miles in!!

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

From Passion to Paycheck: Fundamental Lessons In Bringing Your Passion to the World- Day 204: 365 Radical Self Love Project

Today was yet another productive and creative filled day. I shot the info video for our 30 Day Radical Self Love Program which launches on Monday!!!! One of the things I love most about making videos is the process. I … Continue reading

The Juciness of Our Three Day Christmas Tree Adventure- Day 177: 365 Radical Self Love Project

As I sit writing this I am surrounded by my family, all of us sitting in the living room respectively working on each of our personal projects. It is so incredible to be with incredible people, all on the same vibe.

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We have Christmas music playing in the background, our Christmas dinner cooking on the stove, a holiday movie ready to roll tonight and our tree is finally complete.

I’m pretty sure our Christmas Tree Adventure happened as it did for a couple reasons. The first being so that I could truly appreciate the beauty of having it and having it complete and the second being a funny story to tell about my first Christmas Tree.

I’ve lived on my own for the past 13 years and this is the first year I have had to get my own tree. I’ve always lived with roommates who had the tree and I never really had to think about it.

Day 1

This year we were so graciously gifted a massive tree..7.5 feet. Absolutely HUGE. Our apartment is really nice and open and pretty big for a downtown space, however it is not quite big enough for a 7.5 foot tree 😉 We made a solid attempt. On Friday we unpacked it and unfolded the branches only to find it took up our entire living room, yes the entire room.

Our Friday night decorating adventure didn’t quite happen the way we thought- perhaps a lesson in releasing attachment?! 😉

Day 2

So Saturday my mom and I set out for what would be an entire day of adventuring to different places attempting to locate a little 3 foot tree. By 7pm, a full nine hours after we had started our Christmas tree adventure, we returned to the very first place we went to. I had surrendered into the acceptance that whatever tree we would end up would be the perfect one and with the clarity it would be a super cute three foot tree. I even made up a little funny song to sing to myself and the Universe with my three foot tree intention. It made me laugh on the inside and that raised my vibes to be in alignment to receive the gift from the Universe.

From there we ended up attracting a hilarious manager who helped us find the perfect tree and gave it to us for 50% off since last week it went on sale for a couple days and he wanted to make our trip really fabulous. We scooped up a couple more ornaments and came home to finally decorate and get that beauty all set up.

Day 3

Radical Self Love Kelsey GrantOur tree while fully equipped with lights required batteries to turn them on- so our final step today was to pick up our batteries and come home and turn our beautiful tree on.

I am so happy with our cute little 3 footer and it is the perfect size and addition to our family and our home.

This three day adventure has taught me patience, reinforced the power of clear intention and the value of surrender and detachment. It has also made for a hilarious family adventure and a beautiful outcome…a stunning tree full of love, handpicked ornaments and awesomeness!

Grateful, grateful, grateful!

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

Set It and Forget It- A Key to Effective Manifestation Day 104: 365 Radical Self Love Project

Looking for instant manifestation? Simple be a better human.

This is not a moral conversation. Being a better human in this context is simply referring to being your best version, living with integrity, kindness, compassion, forgiveness, lack of internal and external judgement, self love, high self esteem, taking aligned action, taking care of your vessel physically, emotionally, mentally, sexually and spiritually.

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There is a tonne of info out there about how to manifest instantly. This post is not one of them. There are many interwoven keys to instant manifestation and simply put they are all correlated to how aligned we are internally to our truth, our hearts and love.

Radical Self Love Kelsey GrantThe more self discovery you do and the more you implement the awareness you learn, the more effective you will be at manifesting. Also keep in mind you will only ever draw in experiences that are of highest potency for your spiritual growth. Meaning just because your ego wants that new spiffy car or those hawt new shoes you may not manifest these things simply because they are not on purpose for you at this point in time.

Our ego’s will want to consume and focus on manifesting things that will bring us instant gratification, increase our perceived status and ultimately make us “better” than other people. For the Radical Self Lover you are likely to be present of your ability and life purpose to make a positive difference in this world. So back to manifestation.

Take a tip from Ron Popeil- Set it and forget it.

Set your intention. What is it that you want to call into your experience? Feel into it, be clear about why you want what you want, beam it with gratitude and appreciation, let yourself daydream/visualize it, then….

Forget it. Let it go. Release it to the universe. Drop your expectations.

Kelsey Grant Radical Self LoveThe Universe is awesome and magical. It does not need to be reminded every 5 seconds of how much you want your intention (doing so will work in the opposite way you want it to). So go about your business as usual. Get on with your life. Understand your life is perfect, whole and complete already, as it is, because YOU are perfect, whole and complete as you are right meow. Be grateful for all you do have. Be great with people. Instead of focusing on the lack of what you are seeking fill yourself up with the presence of all the greatness in your life as of right now in this exact moment. Cultivate feelings and thoughts of belief. Learn how to strengthen your confidence and self worth. Practice building up your muscles of faith and trust in your day to day life. Spread love. Be love.

In those moments where desperation takes over immerse yourself in the service of others. This again will take your monkey mind off of dwelling and focusing on the lack of what you have intended and put ya back in the vibe of love where all possibility dwells!

Radical Self Love Kelsey GrantHappy Manifesting Lovers!

Radical Self Love to the MAX!!!

Kels

Getting in Flow With Yin Yumminess Day 32: 365 RSL Project

imgresYin yoga is seriously my all time favourite. It’s such a beautiful slow practice that really allows me to get into my body and to also really observe my mind.

After a 32 hour journey back to Vancouver from LA my body was really wanting some solid stretching and release. As per usual the poses our amazing instructor had us in were exactly the ones my body needed the most. Tonight’s class was extra meditative for me as I had set an intention to ‘get the communication of my body’. Meaning where ever there was tension or a block of energy in any of my muscles or joints I was open to receiving the underlying message my body was attempting to get me to see and understand.

The most prominent message tonight: Get back into balance.

Pretty simple. The past few weeks have really been busy and full of incredibleness. However inside of that I’ve really let my health routines slip. I am clear after tonights loving practice, getting my body back into a regular experience of movement and exercise is fundamental for all the incredibleness on it’s way.

So tonight I am so grateful for the Chopra Centre where the energy is just purrrrfect for my yoga practice, to my amazing yoga instructor Annika who always intuitively knows what poses my body needs, to myself for listening to the infinite wisdom of my body and for the harmony between my mind, body and spirit.

I am so happy to be home in this beautiful city and to charge up to the next level to really ROCK life! Giddy up 😉

Radical Self Love to the MAX! xoxo

Kels

Day 4: 365 RSL Project

A beauty of a song I wrote during the peak of my Radical Self Love journey. Enjoy!

“Home”

Lying in your arms

Loving in your eyes

How quickly things can change

And we must say goodbye

As we both walk away

There is a choice we both must make

Choose the love that lies within

Or be who we’ve always been, it’s time

What’s meant to be will always find it’s way

All I know is tonight

I’ve gotta give it time, give it space to align

Let the pieces fall, dive in deep or you’ll never know

Face the shadow, loving all that you find

What you need to know will all reveal itself in time

The soul light guides you, trust every things ok

Surrender completely and love will find its way.

Fear is what we learn

Love is what we know

In the darkness of the night

In the time we’ve spent alone

We’ve had the space to find

The inner truth that guides us to

The breaking of the dawn

When I remember who you are, my love

I can learn to live without by my side

If that’s what you need to fly

I’ll hold you in my heart till I can hold you in my arms

I’ll trust that you’ll find your way

I’ve gotta give it time, give it space to align

Let the pieces fall, dive in deep or you’ll never know

Face the shadow, loving all that you find

What you need to know will all reveal itself in time

The soul light guides you, trust every things ok

Surrender completely and love will find its way.

Love will find its way, love will find a way

Cause every time you come back my heart finds its home

I can’t sleep now knowing what I know

When I feel into you I can breathe again

Love will find a way

Love will find it’s home

© Kelsey Grant 2013