Choices That Can Change Your Life



She hated to cancel her session because she was struggling emotionally, but she had no energy, a sore throat, and was feeling woozy, like she was getting sick. I was grateful, because I would rather not be exposed, yet these are the moments when I find people need energy work the most.

Sickness and emotional struggle is often your body’s way of letting you know something you are doing or not doing is stressing your entire being.

Are there choices you have made consciously or unconsciously that have stressed your body, neglected your heart’s needs, or sabotaged your soul’s aspirations?

The good news is, this is just a sign to listen to your needs, not the end of your world!

I wrote her back and suggested she do a throat chakra clearing (hold her forehead and her throat until she feels pulses in both) to clear any stuck energy from her throat that was keeping her from expressing herself and her needs. Then I invited her to do the 2018 Year-End Review and the Manifest Your Resolutions Worksheets I sent out in the past two week’s blogs, so she could get present to all she had accomplished and what she wanted for herself this year.

A few hours later she wrote:

“Thank you for sending the exercises, I did all of them and I feel a whole lot better already. I think that plus the cold medicine I’m on has me feeling particularly inspired, LOL. But I really appreciate you telling me to do those exercises. I realized, it has been a long time since I’ve gotten in touch with what I want and practiced putting myself and my needs and desires first.”

I invite you to take some time to have a conversation with yourself, review what happened and ponder what you want because, as Mathew Kelly says in his book, The Rhythm of Life:

“Everything is a choice.

This is life’s greatest truth and its hardest lesson. It is a great truth because it reminds us of our power. Not power over others, but the often untapped power to be ourselves and to live the life we have imagined.

It is a hard lesson, because it causes us to realize that we have chosen the life we are living right now. It is perhaps frightening for us to think that we have chosen to live our life exactly as it is today. Frightening because we may not like what we find when we look at our lives today. But it is also liberating, because we can now begin to choose what we will find when we look at our life in the tomorrows, tomorrows that lie unlived before us.

What will you see when you look at your life ten years from now? What will you choose?

Life is choices.

You have chosen to live this day. You have chosen to read this book. You have chosen to live in a certain city. You have chosen to believe certain ideas. You have chosen the people you call friends.

You choose the food you eat, the clothes you wear, and the thoughts you think. You choose to be calm or restless, you choose to feel appreciative or ungrateful.

Love is a choice. Anger is a choice. Fear is a choice. Courage is a choice.

You choose.

Sometimes we choose the-best-version-of-ourselves, and sometimes we choose a-second-rate-version-of-ourselves.

Everything is a choice, and our choices echo throughout our lives…and into history…and on and on into eternity.

Most people never fully accept this truth. They spend their lives arguing for their weaknesses, complaining about their lot in life, or blaming other people for their weaknesses and their lot in life.

You may argue that you are forced to live in a certain city or drive a certain car, but it is not true. And if it is, it is true only temporarily and because of a choice you have made in the past.

We choose, and in doing so, we design our lives.

Some may say that we do not choose our circumstances. You’d be surprised. We have much more power over the circumstances of our lives than most men and women would ever admit. And even if circumstances are thrust upon us, we choose how we respond to those circumstances.”

You are more powerful and resilient than you know! 

Most of us don’t take the time to think about what we want until we are forced to slow down by something upsetting like a cold, injury or an emotional issue.

So take some time for you, if you haven’t already, Review 2018, so you can Get Present to What You Want in 2019 and start making choices which support it. 😉

So much love and joy!


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lara riggio

Lara Riggio is an Energy Intuitive. Her videos, classes, and sessions have helped tens of thousands discover and heal the mind/body, ancestral, and past life blocks which sabotage health and happiness. She is based in New York City, and works out of her Central Park Energy Center in Columbus Circle.