In designing our lives, most of the time we start with listing things that we want to accomplish, places we wish to go or things we wish to accumulate instead of how we want to be in our life. When we align ourselves with the essence, beauty, and truth of who we already are it is easier to recognize and select what we want in our life.

To illustrate how easy it is to align ourselves to who we already are; just imagine that you planned a weekend get-a-way far away from your to-do list, technology and distractions. You arrive at your destination and discover that this is the retreat of your dreams. When you arrive you receive the friendly greeting of “Welcome to your life!” You make yourself at home and discover that anything you desire is readily available to you. All you have to do is ask. Saying “yes” to creating your life is the only form of payment required. What will you say “yes” to?

Instead of a typical schedule of workshops and activities, you find a menu of options of how you want to step into your life. The following items are offered to you free of charge. You can choose how much or how little you want to create your life. There is an infinite supply!

Joy and Wonder
Freedom and Ease

So, this is your life. You get to choose. You get to create. Once you know, what you want to embrace in your life, it will be easier to create your life vision and the lifestyle to support it. You start to live and view your life in high definition as you move through life with freedom and ease, embrace the abundance that is all around you, and live each moment in joy and wonder. Most of all, you love your life and the freedom to choose.

Now this may all seem like a fantasy or a far off place but it is just as close as the thoughts you choose in every moment. So, don’t wait until you have the time or money to travel to a fancy spa, your assignment for this week is to pick a day where you can take the time to create your very own retreat. Remember to ask for anything you want because the Universe always says yes!

Author's Bio: 

Marie Kirkland of Inner Alignment Living helps soul-inspired entrepreneurs to live an aligned life by helping them integrate their spirituality, lifestyle and business. Sign up for Marie's weekly newsletter 'Align Your Life' at and receive her free eBook, 'Declutter Your Life: Creating a Life of Peace, Organization and Balance'. You can view more articles on her website at