Holy Shift!!! How turning 40 is the best thing that ever happened to me.

Helloooo Gorgeous Heart, 

It's been a week and a half since my actual birthday, but I feel like I am floating on the love cloud even still. 

There's been so much expansion, so much growth and so many life lessons rolled up into these last few weeks!  

Basically, I thought I knew a thing or two about love and magic before. But what's happened is, I've learned whole new level about the power of manifesting. 

I'll do my best to articulate the nuggets for you. Let me just say, the transformation has been huge.

Here's the major keys to what I've been experiencing...

1. Choosing what we want
(in my case, where I wanted to be for my 40th birthday and what kind of experience I wanted to have)

2. Allowing for magic
(i.e. not trying to control every detail)
 
3. Committing to being present for it all to unfold
(actually receiving the giant love that people were pouring on me without shutting it down)

Months ago I asked myself, "What did I truly my soul need to truly mark this transitional birthday into a new decade?"

I'll be honest, I could feel my anticipation building. I knew that I didn't want to get my hopes up, be so rigid with the outcome, or have some idea of perfection. That would only lead to being disappointed (that happens to you too, right?). 

So before anything else, I set the intention to be fully present. 

I told myself that I would not look for anything that was not there. I would see what was there for me and be awed by that.

I set my intentions, I let go of control (much easier said than done) and I co-created with my most beloved friends and family something that I'll never forget. 

Here's the story.

Early on, I could see a vision of being at Breitenbush hot springs for my actual birthday. Totally unplugged and immersed in nature. 
I went with that.
I asked a few friends if they wanted to join me. 

Other than that, I didn't do much planning, I just showed up. 

What happened there was beyond magical!

I was showered with so much love and I actually let it all pour into my heart! Hooray!

I even got a Birthday rainbow!

If you look closely, you can see the rainbow that graced my last sunset of 39 :) I celebrated this rainbow as a gift from the Universe and therefore it was!

After that I walked the labyrinth to say farewell to the past and open myself to the next phase of life.

As I reached the center, I saw the words Love and Passion written in the sand.

YAY!

I added rebirth to complete the circle and those three words together have been guiding me ever since.

Love.
Passion. 
Rebirth.

I spent 2 days unwinding and being pampered by some amazing sisters. We soaked under the full moon and I left there with a full heart and a BIG smile.

Phase 1 on my 40th was complete.

Another experience I had wanted was to take a trip for my b-day.

A few months back, I had talked to a few friends in California and realized that I was scheduled to help guide a workshop in April on the central coast. 

I decided to ask my friends to throw me a party.

Again, the biggest challenge was not controlling everything myself. I can be a bit of a micro-manager and since I had my hopes up for an epic B-day, I knew it was going to be tough to loosen my grip on the outcome.  

I allowed.

Almost daily I would give myself a little talking to. I would say something along the lines of "it's all good", "it's going to be amazing" and "just let the people who love you handle the details."

There's a huge link between controlling and receiving. 

When we hold on tightly to every little outcome, we actually block a lot of love coming in. You know what I'm talking about, don't you?

 
Keeping my intention of being fully present and looking for what was there, it was an absolute life expanding experience. 

I was treated like a Queen.

Friends flew in from everywhere and we had an epic fiesta!

We all circled up and spent the night master-minding on how to take my mission of Love to the next level.

They helped me plan the next steps on growing into the business women and public figure I am being called to be. 

I was transformed by their attention and insight.

I found a new way.

This is a new beginning! 

AND my greatest joy is the share it with YOU!

You can live a magical life. 

You deserve everything your heart desires. You're an incredible, lovable being with amazing gifts to share. 

I believe in you!

And what I am realizing even more than ever is the world needs your radiance and your beautiful heart!

Wherever you are is the perfect place to start. All you got to do is choose what you want, allow for the magic and commit to being present for your most amazing life to unfold. 
I'm here, new and improved, to uplift and inspire you because the best is yet to come.

Take my hand and let'e create a life filled with love overflowing for YOU!
Thank you so much for the love and blessings you bring into my life.

It's an honor to walk this path with you!

 

Sarah Love

San Francisco, Jesús Meza D., Zacualpan, NAY, Mexico