Life Is Hard, Give Yourself a Break

For many of us, the fifteen months of lockdown and restricted activities were extremely challenging in every area of life. As life began to open up again in recent months, we experienced hope and optimism that normalcy was on the return.

Most of us started getting out more, giddy to be social and hug our friends and loved ones that we haven’t seen beyond a Zoom screen for so long.

And some of us have even jumped on a plane and done some traveling.

Plans that couldn’t be made previously (whether career or personal) are popping up and you may be feeling like it’s time to dive back in, make a new list of goals and accomplishments, restart your life and go for it.

Except your previous “get up and go” is now stalling, procrastinating, overthinking, worrying or all of the above.

Why?

I think there is still a blanket of anxiety, panic, or uncertainty tugging on many of us.

And the aspirations we had pre-Covid have likely changed or morphed during these trying times.

If this sounds like you (it’s certainly true for me), give yourself a break.

You don’t need to figure out everything right now (as much as we would all love to do that.)

See if you can give yourself the space to operate with tiny, itty, bitty baby steps.

Ask yourself:

  • What are one or two easy things I can do right now for the next two hours?
  • What’s the one thing I want to accomplish today?
  • Spend some time in silence and see if you can hear what your soul is most calling for.
  • Play with your imagination and ask yourself, “wouldn’t it be lovely if_________?”
  • And, then allow the simple and easy path to your desire to make itself known to you.
  • Reward yourself for the little things you do accomplish.
  • Remember to be a pleasure puppy and plan one thing every day that brings you pleasure, delight or joy whether it’s a favorite treat, an aromatherapy bath, walking in nature, watching stupid cat videos online, or listening to your favorite song.

This shared global pandemic has changed all of us.

Give yourself the care and comfort to figure things out, without creating undo pressure on yourself.

Wishing you love, laughter, and magical kisses,

Arielle

Love Never Dies (A True Story)

More than thirty years ago I had the extraordinary good fortune to meet Herb Tanzer and Elizabeth Goodman.

I was attending the Landmark Forum and Herb was our awesome, amazing and brilliant leader.

Throughout the weekend workshop he often gushed about how much he loved his beautiful wife, Elizabeth.

Herb & Elizabeth were really my first introduction into what a true soulmate relationship looks like.

Together they were adoring, devoted, playful, funny and clearly meant to be together.

After 38 years of loving each other, Herb passed a year ago from cancer.

Of course, Elizabeth was devastated to lose her best friend, life partner and soulmate.

Toward the end of his life, they had several deep conversations in which Herb shared with Elizabeth that she needed to “pay attention.” He wanted her to be open to finding someone to take care of her after he was gone.

Elizabeth always insisted she could take care of herself. Herb repeatedly told her to “pay attention.”

One of Herb’s closest friends was another Forum leader named Garry.

He was a recent widower. His wife of 55 years, Donna, had passed less than a year before Herb. The four of them had been friends for 35 years and had vacationed together.

Towards the end of Herb’s life, he and Garry spoke frequently, while Elizabeth and Garry also spoke to console each other.

Garry shared with her that Donna had told him many times that she didn’t want him to be alone after she was gone, she asked him to please be open to finding love again.

Neither Garry or Elizabeth ever dreamed that they would find love again, certainly not with each other, but that is exactly what has happened. (they “paid attention” to the feelings growing between them as they both navigated their grief.)

Garry and Elizabeth had both experienced Big Love, great love, soulmate love, and then, thanks to their departing soulmates setting the stage, planting seeds and magic, they have now fallen in love.

In this new relationship they have the freedom to express their love and grief as well as celebrate this new love and joy with the knowledge that their soulmates on the other side are cheering them on.

While some people think they fell in love “too soon” after their losses, the truth is the human heart is big enough to give and receive unlimited love. Their new love for each other doesn’t take anything away from the love they still share with their loves on the other side.

I couldn’t be happier for them!

Wishing you love, laughter and magical kisses,

Arielle

Live in Peace, Not in Pieces, Free Guide from My friend, the Holy Woman

If you’re anything like me, the last fifteen months on planet earth have been challenging, at times nerve shattering, and stressful to the max.

I’ve been craving peace.

Something that has really made a difference in returning me to a state of peace and contentment is a guide written by my friend, Sadhviji, who has spent the last 25 years in India as a holy woman studying the Vedas in English and Hindi.

She went from working on a Ph.D. on psychology at Stanford to running one of the largest ashrams in Rishikesh for the past twenty-five years, and she serves hundreds of thousands of devotees around the world as one of todays’ pre-eminent spiritual teachers.

As a precursor to her long-awaited memoir, Hollywood to the Himalayas: A Journey of Healing and Transformation which is being published this summer, Sadhviji is now sharing a free life changing guide of her ten step plan that offers her deepest wisdom to allow you to Live in Peace, Not In Pieces.

Click here to download your FREE copy!

Wishing you deep peace,

Arielle

P.S. Here’s what Iyanla says about her forthcoming spiritual memoir:

“For so many of us, the road to the Divine sometimes begins with deep trauma. And, then Grace is bestowed upon us and we blossom in the holiness of love. Hollywood to the Himalayas is filled with wisdom and truth about the powerful revelations that unfold on the path to a deeper relationship to the divine. This is a beautiful book.”
Rev. Iyanla Vanzant, executive producer, Iyanla, Fix My Life

Bouncing Back from Disappointment

Disappointment. We’ve all been there.

Whether it was the promising new relationship, the job interview that seemed so right, the passion project that didn’t pan out, we have all known the disappointment of not having our big dream met.

Even though the feelings of loss and sadness that come with disappointment totally suck, there are actions you can take to move you back into possibility.

When this happens to me, I give myself permission to spend a few minutes to experience my sad and blue feelings. Then I will journal these feelings and really exaggerate just how bad I feel. I let my imagination run wild on the negative side just to purge it all.

Next, I take a few moments to close my eyes, drop into my heart and remind myself of all the goodness in my life as I practice breathing deeply in and out through my heart.

Finally, I get my journal out again and this time I write myself five true and positive statements about my life.

Below are fill-in-the-blank examples to get you started:

I am grateful that just for today __________________ is happening.

I am excited that I have _________________ to look forward to.

Because of __________________ I know that I am blessed.

Even though I don’t currently have _________________, I now choose to believe that this will happen.

In this moment I am going to allow myself to trust and have faith that I will receive a sign of what my next steps are, that whatever or whoever can assist me will be shown to me.

This last step is always the most important for me.

I’m a big believer in signs and when I am open to receiving a sign, it always comes, and with it a return to feelings of hope and possibility.

Rumi famously said, “What you seek is seeking you.” And often you will receive a sign in the form of a message, a song, a person, or a coincidence that will guide you in the direction of your big dream.

If you are currently in a state of being where your soul is yearning for a big breakthrough, whether it’s in the domain of love, or money, or accomplishment, perhaps it’s time to check out my new Private Coaching offering.

Find out all about this never before offered opportunity here.

For the past 36 years I have been studying the art, science, and magic of manifestation.

I’ve become a master manifestor, making incredible magic in my own life, from marrying the love of my life, building several successful businesses, publishing a dozen books, as well as discovering and implementing the secrets to creating a life that has exceeded all of my dreams and expectations.

I’ve decided to clear my schedule and dedicate all of my teaching time for the six months to coaching one-on-one with eight people who are committed to manifesting their biggest unmet dream.

Creating something big in your life won’t happen if you’re stuck in wishing, hoping and dreaming.

We all need someone that can be a creative mind to brainstorm with, that extra pair of eyes to see what we can’t see for ourselves.

Someone to inspire, motivate, and hold us accountable.

Someone who holds you and your dream in sacred space to support and nurture your vision into reality.

If you’re up for making your greatest unmet dream come true, I’m inviting you to immerse yourself with me for six months where I will take you by the hand and guide you, step by step, into your biggest dream manifested.

I only have 4 places remaining in this new program and I’m looking for people who are ready to create 100% success and happiness.

Does that sound like you?

If the answer is yes –

Apply Now: Private Coaching with Arielle Ford!

This may be the last time I’m offering my private coaching program and it may be the only time I do this where I can devote this amount of time to personally sharing this information. (My novel and series are in the works for production in 2022 and I’ll be busy working on those projects.)

And the best part is, we can get started right away.

Acceptance to this program is by application only, and I’m looking for heart-centered conscious men and women who are committed to creating a more extraordinary and fulfilling life.

We will be scheduling the interviews in the next few days.

Apply Now: Private Coaching with Arielle Ford!

I can’t wait to hear from you, and I look forward to guiding you to your miraculous life.

Wishing you love, laughter, and massive success,

Arielle

P.S. I’m not sure when I’ll ever be able to offer this exclusive one-on-one 6-month program again. If this is something you are called to do, I encourage you to put your application in right away, as we’re expecting many more applicants than we’ll be able to accept.

Let me launch you onto the manifesting runway and have you soar into success.

Get all the details and apply now.

You Deserve to Have Your Dreams Come True (here’s how)

Is your soul yearning for big breakthroughs in the areas of love, or money, or accomplishment?

Or is there a new passion or purpose bubbling up inside you just waiting to be coaxed out that will catapult YOU to the land of happy, satisfied and content?

Whether it’s manifesting the love of your life, pursuing a new career or passion project, finally getting that book done, or whatever your greatest unmet dream is I can launch you onto the manifesting runway and have you soar into success.

For the past 36 years I have been studying the art, science, and magic of manifestation. I’ve become a master manifestor, making incredible magic in my own life, from marrying the love of my life, building several successful businesses, publishing a dozen books, as well as discovering and implementing the secrets to creating a life that has exceeded all of my dreams and expectations.

I’ve decided to clear my schedule and dedicate all of my teaching time for the six months to coaching one-on-one with eight people who are committed to manifesting their biggest unmet dream.

Creating something big in your life won’t happen if you’re stuck in wishing, hoping and dreaming.

We all need someone that can be a creative mind to brainstorm with, that extra pair of eyes to see what we can’t see for ourselves.

Someone to inspire, motivate, and hold us accountable.

Someone to guide us as we recreate, redesign, and rebuild our lives.

Someone who holds you and your dream in sacred space to support and nurture your vision into reality.

Now, what happens to you when you commit to doing something new and really big?

Something as big as making your greatest unmet dream come true?

Do you feel afraid and anxious or excited and inspired?

If you’re up for embracing excited and inspired, I’m inviting you to immerse yourself with me for six months where I will put you on the fast track to making your dream come true.

Together we will get crystal clear on your deepest desire and then I will take you by the hand and guide you, step by step, into your biggest dream manifested.

Find out all about this never before offered opportunity here.

I only have 8 places in this new program and I’m looking for people who are ready to create 100% success and happiness.

Does that sound like you?

If the answer is yes, I may select you to be one of the eight I take under my wing in my NEW, exclusive, 6-month one-on-one coaching program.

Apply Now: Private Coaching with Arielle Ford!

This may be the last time I’m offering my private coaching program and it may be the only time I do this where I can devote this amount of time to personally sharing this information. (My novel and series are in the works for production in 2022 and I’ll be busy working on those projects.)

And the best part is, we can get started right away.

Acceptance to this program is by application only, and I’m looking for heart-centered conscious men and women who are committed to creating a more extraordinary and fulfilling life.

We will be scheduling the interviews in the next few days.

Apply now For My Private Coaching!

I can’t wait to hear from you, and I look forward to guiding you to your miraculous life.

Wishing you love, laughter, and massive success,

Arielle

P.S. BONUS PRACTICE:

Whenever I am about to tackle something new, with no guaranteed results, and I am stuck in fear of failure, I take myself through a process from fear to excitement so that I can manifest from a high frequency energy.

If you are falling in love, you would call that exciting and if you are on Space Mountain at Disneyland you might call it terrifying.

Regardless of the thoughts and beliefs we’re having, when we are experiencing fear or excitement, our heart beats faster, blood pressure rises, adrenaline and cortisol course through our veins, and breathing quickens.

Your body is having the same experience with both, but depending on the story in your head, you’re enjoying one and suffering from the other.

When it comes to manifesting your greatest unmet dream, your biggest vision, one way to reframe fear into excitement is by asking yourself two questions:

  • Am I willing to manifest the resources I need to support me in manifesting my desire?
  • What’s one thing I can do right now to choose my vision and excitement over fear?

I’m not sure when I’ll ever be able to offer this exclusive one-on-one 6-month program again. If this is something you are called to do, I encourage you to put your application in right away, as we’re expecting many more applicants than we’ll be able to accept.

Get all the details and apply now.

My Heart Chakra on Legs

Twenty-three years ago, on June 22, I married my soulmate, Brian, in a beautiful, magical Hindu ceremony officiated by the hugging saint, Amma.

What I didn’t know on that auspicious day could fill a book!

Leading up to the wedding, I had never given any thought as to what kind of wife and partner I would be to him.

Having written and manifested my extensive “soulmate wish list,” I had high expectations of what was in it for me, but never really thought about what was in it for him.

Early on in our marriage I made a horrifying discovery about myself: I had no partnership skills!

Having run a business for many years, I knew how to be the “boss” but was clueless about how to be a great partner.

Fortunately, Brian spent a good part of his life playing team sports and working in collaborative business partnerships. He modeled how to “play well with others.”

Over the years I’ve learned from him and became better at surfing the relationship waves.

I also became a “student of love” and did more than 200 hours of interviews with the world’s top love, marriage, and relationship experts to discover what it takes to be a good partner. (I put all my favorite tips and techniques into my book Turn Your Mate Into Your Soulmate)

A few of the most important things I’ve discovered are these:

  • Love and gratitude. Every day I am grateful for his love and I make sure he knows it. We all receive love differently and practicing the Platinum Rule (Do unto the other as they wish to be done unto) and knowing their Five Love Languages makes all the difference.
  • Kindness and respecting your partner is absolutely essential. I’ve learned that we will never agree on everything (and that’s totally normal) and respecting our differences is critical.
  • Trust. This one took me awhile but eventually I came to truly understand and know that Brian always has my best interest at heart. (and his intuition is amazing!)
  • Creative solutions are best. We decided early on to make our big decisions not based on what does Arielle want or what does Brian want, but rather what is best for the relationship. It’s amazing how looking from this perspective gives an instant solution.

Brian is my hero. I call him my heart chakra on legs. He radiates love and kindness and when I grow up, I want to be more like him, and I am excited, grateful, and looking forward to the next 23 years!

Wishing you love, laughter, and magical kisses,

Arielle

The Ripple Effect of LOVE

Seeking more love in your life?

A fast, easy way to make it happen is to put your attention on all the love that is already around you (family, friends, pets, etc.) and then actively engage in making love happen and spread by creating a “ripple effect.”

Everything we do and think affects the people in our lives and the choices we make have far-reaching consequences. Like an incredibly interwoven and complicated tapestry, the Ripple Effect, creates connections that we are all a part of. Thoughts and actions are like stones dropped in a pond and they create ripples that travel outward.

Each of us carries within us the capacity to change the world in small ways for better or worse. One inspiring example of the ripple effect was appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine: it recently published a study that showed how a single altruistic kidney donation set off a domino effect, resulting in 10 successive transplants!

10 Ways to share the LOVE:

  • When it’s hot outside, offer lemonade or iced tea to your mail carrier, garbage collectors, police officers and others.
  • Rescue a wallflower! Strike up a conversation with someone who’s standing alone at a party.
  • Send the amazing people in your life an e-card telling them why they’re awesome and how much they mean to you.
  • I once read about a family out to dinner with a special needs child. The child was acting up and the waitress brought over a note that said “God only gives special children to special people” from a mystery guest who paid for the family’s meal.
  • If you are artistic, paint small rocks with words like “Believe” or “Have Faith” or Love Will Find You” and leave in random places.
  • Pay for someone else’s coffee, or their meal when you are in the drive through lane or pay the toll for the car behind you or put coins in the street meters for someone else’s car.
  • Buy gift cards to Subway or McDonalds and hand out to homeless people or pack up meals, socks, and goody bags to hand out to those living on the street.
  • Help someone get recognition for their new business, book or fundraising project by spreading the word for them via your social networks or help an elderly neighbor with chores like yard work raking leaves.

According to a study by Dacher Keltner, PhD, co-director of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkley, “being generous is a health booster and has shown to reduce the negative effects of stress and it also slows the heart rate, boosts immune function, and decreases the inflammatory response.”

Finally, another great reason for sharing your love, generosity and kindness is that it’s an oxytocin booster: this is the brain hormone known as the “super glue of love” which is a critical component to experiencing pleasure!

This summer please consider consciously choosing to add more love to the world. And start your own ripple!

Wishing you love, laughter, and magical kisses,

Arielle

Desiring Love: It’s in Your DNA

Have you ever wondered why we humans seek a soulmate?

What is it about us that craves this deep connection to another?

Where does our yearning come from?

Are we genetically designed to be mated?

One fascinating and possible answer comes from Aristophanes, the acclaimed playwright and philosopher of ancient Athens.

He offers a wild tale that he shared at Plato’s Symposium about how the deep desire for Oneness came about.

Long, long ago in primal times people had doubled bodies: four arms, four legs, two heads and they were big and round….

These roly-poly creatures wheeled around earth like clowns doing cartwheels & were very powerful.

There were three sexes: the all-male, the all-female, and those who were half male, half female.

The males were said to have descended from the sun, the females from the earth and the androgynous couples from the moon.

The creatures tried to scale the heights of heaven and planned to set upon the gods.

Zeus thought about blasting them to death with thunderbolts but did not want to deprive himself of their devotions and offerings, so he decided to cripple them instead by chopping them in half with his sword, thus, in effect separating the two bodies. The severed halves were then scattered in opposite directions.

Aristophanes claimed that when two people who were torn apart from each other find each other, they never again want to be separated again from their soulmate, their other half.

When a half finally does meet its other half, they become deliriously happy and overjoyed with the promise of new love and delight. They believe, at least for a while, that they are complete now that they are back together and have now obtained “wholeness.”

So, whether you are single and seeking your “other half” or happily coupled up, now that just like we need food air and water to survive, we also desire love.

Wishing you love, laughter, and magical kisses,

Arielle

p.s. If you desire to manifest your soulmate/life-partner and would like to start ASAP, check out my online course, The Love Codes.

Manifesting Your Best Summer Ever

After the more than a year of lockdown and the global nightmare we’ve all experienced, it’s time we dive into a summer of fun and celebration.

You deserve it.

Your family deserves it.

And, like all successful manifesting, we must begin with a clear vision of what our heart’s desire is.

Begin by thinking about all the things that represent summer to you: Activities, Food, Special events, things to see and do.

Since we don’t have any major vacations to Tuscany or Bali planned,

I desire my Summer 2021 to be a daily celebration of love, life, and lots of fun and I’m declaring that my Summer begins TODAY.

In no particular order, here’s what is on my list:

  • Wearing bright colors every day.
  • Anticipating the arrival of Rainier cherries (they are beyond delish)
  • Having lunch or dinner (or both) outdoors on the patio enjoying the warm breezes.
  • Planning to be with friends we haven’t seen in a year or more.
  • A walk on the beach at least once a week.
  • Perfecting my watermelon-lime tequila sorbet.
  • Attending at least three outdoor concerts including seeing Earth, Wind & Fire and Santana on June 17th.
  • A long weekend trip up the Coast to see friends in Los Angeles, Ojai and Santa Barbara.
  • Signing up for aqua aerobics class.
  • Practicing being a pleasure puppy EVERY DAY.

I want to encourage you to take time RIGHT NOW and make your Summer Fun wish list.

Wishing you love, laughter, and magical kisses,

Arielle

Can You Be Fierce and Feminine?

Traditionally the word feminine has been defined as having qualities traditionally ascribed to women, such as sensitivity, gentleness, being demure, modest, or delicate.

This seems so limited and last mid-Century to me.

In my coaching I often come across women who don’t believe they have the right to ask for what they most want, need, and desire, feeling that if they do ask, they will either be rejected or seen as too aggressive.

This happens in both their business life and romantic relationships.

Oy.

I believe that part of the problem comes from being raised on a diet of books and movies with the theme “let’s all become princesses” as we hope that someday Prince Charming will magically arrive and kiss us out of our comas.

Ugh.

Ladies, don’t you think it’s time to embrace your “Inner Queen” and step into your power and fierceness?

You can be feminine and be strong, proud, and ready to roar.

You have within you the innate ability to stand face to face with adversity and refuse to accept that showing emotion is a weakness. You can and do ask for what you need.

You can follow your intuition without overthinking everything and know what it takes to make your own happiness.

Today I want to encourage all the women reading this to declare yourself a Queen.

Queens know that they are generous with their love while maintaining great boundaries.

Queens are: Thoughtful, Sensual, Evolved, Gracious, Supportive, Confident and Accountable.

Queens are a safe space for her family, friends, and community.

Queens demonstrate exemplary and heroic qualities.

Most importantly they are heart-wired to the Divine and they have the audacity to do things that others only wish they could do.

Now straighten your crown and get out there and be the fiercely feminine Queen I know you can be.

Wishing you love, laughter, and magical kisses,

Arielle