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Dating My Stories

Long Live Love.

Long live love.

I’ve always said, and it’s posted on my wall at work “if you don’t know what you want, how would you

recognize it when you’ve got it?”  It’s been more than a motto to me, it’s been the way I’ve created my new life, with intention and purpose, and total deliberation. I’ve taken the time to examine in detail what I want in every category of my life the past few years, and I am constantly blown away by how accurately it’s manifested in my life.

Love is no exception.  It started with a blog entry that I posted in March of 2010, called “What I Want”.  I knew I needed that wish to go out into the Universe if I expected to draw it to me.  So I made my wish list.

The past few years love has looked much more like heartbreak.  It’s chewed me up and spit me out in the most unthinkable ways.  I found myself in a Groundhog Day situation, with no mater who it was that I tried to date.  The same bullshit over and over. The same disrespect. The same dysfunction.  The same lowering of my standards and putting up with things I knew I should not.

But I couldn’t let it go.  For some reason all that mess, and all that crap and drama was comfortable to me, and leaving it all behind seemed so terrifying. It meant I’d truly have to be alone. So I clung to it, knowing it didn’t serve me.

Then as I slowly began to find that love in myself and take it away from those undeserving leaches, I began to find what I’d always looked for… peace. Stillness, acceptance and genuine personal happiness. Not given to me by anyone.  Not granted to me by a man.  When it comes from within you no one can give it to you, and no one can take it from you.

I began to see that when I was really ready, I didn’t need to stress about the how, or the when, I could turn that noise over to powers bigger than me, and just live. And like everyone always says, when you least expect it, he will find you.

I can’t predict the future, but I can tell you that when I re-read my post from a few months ago, A Letter to My Future Husband I cried.  It’s as if I wrote it to him directly, on every count, yet I wrote it three months before I ever met him or knew he existed.  But I can tell you that I knew exactly what I was waiting for, and it’s as if I wrote him into life.  Like I’ve always known him because I’ve always pictured so clearly the type of man he would be.  He’s all that but so much better, because he’s real.  And though I want to pinch myself every day, I know that whatever the future holds the Universe answered my ultimate wish and delivered him to me.  I manifested him, exactly as I’d always pictured, which let’s me know that it’s all going to be okay. I don’t have to fight it anymore. For the first time ever, there is no fear, just happiness in the moment.  I can finally sit back and enjoy this much awaited blessing and look forward to whatever the future might bring.

It’s the ultimate proof to me that, anything is possible child, anything can be. 

Don’t ever give up on your dream.  Don’t ever settle for what you know is not right for you.  Don’t ever sell yourself short. If you have a vision for any part of your life, do the work and believe it will come. Have the courage to walk away rather than chose dysfunction and unhappiness.  Have the courage to trust that when you are ready, your dream will come to you. Have the faith to know you will one day live that dream, and when it comes have the good sense to be grateful for your amazing blessing.

Long live dreams.

Long live love.

Long live butterflies.

 

Sarah Centrella is the author of the book Hustle Believe Receive which teaches you how to apply the #HBRMethod to change your life and live your dream.

Dating Health & Fitness

Manifest Love.

 

For the past year or so, I’ve not dated. I’ve taken this time to write my book, focus on my career, my

children and finding love within and for myself.  It’s been a difficult journey at times, and certainly lonely in the beginning.  But over time, I began working through my past, as I began writing my memoir last year. With each revelation I got closer and closer to my own truth.

With each phase of my journey, I began to slowly let go of the people in my life who kept me tethered to a past I was ready to leave behind.  I cut the ties that bound me, and the ones that were unhealthy, and my circle kept shrinking.  But it felt good. I felt strong for turning my back on the negative drama and allowing room for positive energy.

I spent time soul searching, going deep, examining all the things that I’d not wanted to see about myself and my past, and little by little forgiving them and setting them free.  And then I found new mantra’s like “I am open to receiving love. I am loved.” And I added “He will find me” to my wall at work, under a printout of my blog post A Letter to My Future Husband.

I decided I was done searching, done being restless.  That the peace and love and safety I’d always looked for was inside me all along.  And I began to really trust that the Universe would have my back someday when I was ready; and so… I just let go. Let go of the struggle.

I went to yoga and for the first time tried Camel Pose (a pose that literally opens and stretches the

Camel Pose

heart muscle).  I realized I hadn’t even tried that pose since I was married, six years ago.  And the first time I tried it, I could feel my chest expanding and what felt like my heart muscle tearing, like an old piece of leather being pulled apart. It was actually painful.  When I laid down after the pose, I let the tears fall through the sweat onto my towel and I knew, I’d just taken a giant step in the right direction.

I knew that for him to find me I needed all the other crap and clutter and distractions out of my life for good. I needed to be able to get through my days alone and be happy.  I needed not to “need anyone”.  I needed to KNOW he was on his way, and I needed to embrace all the moments of my life that are perfect and beautiful just the way they are.  I needed to find peace in the knowledge that he may never come, and happiness in this moment regardless.

I am finally there.  The last few months have been so freeing, as I’ve moved through this process.  And then I read The Alchemist and I felt like everything I’d been working on had led me up to that point.  It made everything crystal clear.  It quieted my fear, and took my process to a deeper level.   It allowed me to finally let go of a dream I’d held onto for two years, for a dysfunctional relationship. And I felt relief and peace fill me from the inside out.  And then I surrendered my remaining fear, which had been a security blanket for so long.

The next day, at a dinner party… he found me. 

 

 

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My Stories

Oh So Random

Oh so random.

You know that moment when you can feel the earth beneath your feet start to shift? The one when you know your life is about to change?

Yeah, I’m having one of those moments.  Have been for the past few weeks.  It’s a good thing though, a great feeling.  Like that excitement you got in the bottom of your stomach when you were a kid on Christmas Eve, waiting to see what kind of magic the morning would hold.  You know something epic is about to happen and it’s going to change your life in a magical way, your just waiting to see what it is.

I’ve been waiting for that moment for a hot minute. And in pieces, some large chunks and some little omens, it has been coming my way.  I’m getting ready to move back to Portland next month, and I’m so excited to be around my friends and family, finally, after a year and a half isolated and alone in Seattle.  That alone has me gitty.

But it’s the moments when you see the universe take a shift and you watch it make two forces collide that are the most fun.  It’s hard to keep your mouth shut and not trample on the moment with glee, but there are moments for trampling and moments for internal smiles….just know… I’m also silently trampling. 

This is a random post because  sometimes you just gotta blog about silly random shit that makes you laugh, and you gotta share your day with someone… so here are a few randomly awesome moments from my day… enjoy.

 
Random  convo with my girls

 

… the Universe is an amazing force…Manifest that!
That about sums up my day…. Cheers!

Sarah Centrella is the author of the book Hustle Believe Receive which teaches you how to apply the #HBRMethod to change your life and live your dream.

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Hustle.Believe.Receive. My Stories

Sarah Centrella Seattle Red Cross Speech Video

Seattle Red Cross Speech.

So happy to share with you guys my actual speech given to the Red Cross King County Breakfast in Seattle in April.

This was a huge personal manifestation for me.

Sarah Centrella is the author of the book Hustle Believe Receive which teaches you how to apply the #HBRMethod to change your life and live your dream.

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Books I Love Motivation & Inspiration

The Alchemist: The Answers I Needed.

The Alchemist: The answers I needed.

I just finished reading The Alchemist. My mind is still spinning and trying to process all it has taught me.  It’s the first book I’ve actually read cover to cover in over ten years! Yes I said ten.  That’s not to say I don’t read, because glancing at my night stand I just counted fifteen books I’m currently reading.  Some were started a few months ago, one as far back as maybe 2007.  None have accomplished what this one did, in the two days I read it.

None have called to me, spoken to me, and set my spirit free the way this one has done.

I don’t remember who the first person was that told me to read this book, but it was years ago.  Since then it seems like everyone I know has read it.  What finally prompted me to actually do so, was a little white-lie.  A friend whom I greatly admire, and who thinks much like I do, asked me for like the tenth time if I’d read it yet.  I lied, and said that yes I finally was.  So that day I stopped at Barnes & Noble after hot yoga and picked it up. I figured that lie had a very short expiration date.

If you’ve not read it yet, please do yourself the service of finding a copy and reading it. If you have then you know that if your reading it as a person who already knows what their Personal Legend is, that it lights a fire under you in a way that probably nothing else quite has.  And even more then that it gives you the strength, wisdom and outline to KNOW that you will reach your destination.  It confirms that all the suffering you have gone through to get to whatever part of your journey you are currently at, is all part of achieving your dream.  That’s something I’ve discovered to be true in my own life.  But I was reassured to see what a big part trials, the feeling of failure, and temporary defeat really play in the process of getting to your dream.

My Personal Legend has been tested the past few months.  I’ve lived my ultimate dream of sharing my story with a live audience and somehow it left me questioning everything. It felt exactly how I imagined it would in the moment, but afterwards I was surprised how critical I felt and how it made me reexamine everything.  I felt like maybe I’d lost my lust for my dream, that somehow in the realization of it there was also disappointment, maybe in the fact that it had come true, as crazy as that sounds. It left me feeling… uninspired.  And that feeling alone made me depressed and I couldn’t figure out why, or why I felt off course.  But the second I picked up this book, I had no question in my mind what my Personal Legend is. And no question that those feelings are all part of the obsticles that are put in my way to see how bad I really want it, and to see if I’m able to push through when the going gets tough.  It made all of it crystal clear again.

My bookmark.. my Personal Legend.

And as I finished the book with these thoughts in my mind, I got a message on Facebook, much like ones I get everyday, from someone who’d “randomly found my story” and who was inspired to follow their dreams because of it.  And I cried because I knew it was my omen.  It was my answer.  Those answers are always right there when we need them, we just need to be present and aware and recognize them.

But the main reason this book landed in my hands at this time, and not years before, was not an accident.  This time it was because today, in this stage of my journey I needed to be told that you don’t have to give up love in pursuit of your dream.  Someplace deep in my belief system I’ve told myself that it was one or the other. That I’d not find love until I realized my dream, because if I found it on the way it would distract me from my goal.  That somehow I wouldn’t be able to have both.  Reading tonight that true love is not static but rather a force that transforms and improves, blew me away. It made me realize that, that fear is what has repelled true love from my life. Knowing that somehow made peace wash over me. Like the struggle is over.  Like the search is over. It also made me see that true love will wait for when you are ready, and that if when you first meet the timing is off, if it really is that pure love, it will still be there when the timing is on.  What is meant to be will be, and he will find me.   I am now free to follow my heart and my dream because they are one in the same.

 

Sarah Centrella is the author of the book Hustle Believe Receive which teaches you how to apply the #HBRMethod to change your life and live your dream.

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