“Why Do You Do What You Do?”

Recently, a friend asked me this very question. Why I blog. Well for one, I Love it. However, even if you love to do something, doesn’t mean sharing it with the world, makes you any less afraid of what others may think, whether or not they’ll resonate. Because a lot of us, aspire to inspire others. To make a difference & feel purposeful in what we do. However, when we focus on fear rather than love, it can hold us back from fully experiencing what could be. And even get in the way, of what we could create*.

Having said that, ever since I started blogging, there were many times I let fear block me – whether it held me back from all that I truly wanted to say. Or, from sharing a post, even when I felt pulled* to do it.

However, with the recent pandemic, can we even afford to not act on what we feel pulled towards? 

The thing is. When you’re driven by love. By purpose. Beyond you. But that deeply resonates within you. This alone, can motivate you to take action in moments of fear. Of doubt. Of uncertainty.

So, why do I blog, even if at times, it may mean, not many people will read or vibe with what I write? Well more than ever, among a lot others, I feel the need to spread the message. To Serve. To bring awareness, and light to new perspective. To share positive vibes especially during this time. Thus, if through sharing we can inspire even one person. Isn’t that the purpose? To help the collective by being who we are and doing what we love.

With that said, when you do what you love & share it with others. In turn, you grow* by facing your fears. Learn* via trial & “error”. Moreover, in expressing your truth, you’ll be heard & connect with those of similar vibe who may even become part of your “soul tribe” . So, find your “Why” and be driven by it. As it’ll give you the courage in moments of fear. Ultimately, your “WHY” will guide you closer to who you’re meant to be and what you’re meant to do in this world.

Lastly, Thank you for taking the time to read my blogs & for everyone who’s supported and encouraged me to do what I love no matter what. You’ve truly made an impact.

Ps. My “Why” is now leading me to Vlog 😉

–> Why Do You Do What You Do? 🙂

Trust Your Journey. Life Happens “For” You.

Life brought you here – and maybe that’s exactly where you need to be. (In Quarantine)
(I was inspired to share this post as I feel  many of us are going through a super hard time right now.)
Dear friend, family, every one: Yes, You may feel “lost” but now is the opportunity, to find yourself, more than ever. You may feel stagnant, but you’ll grow even more (behind closed doors). At times we’re so focused on where we want to be that we don’t take the time to reflect on how far we’ve come & how strong we’ve become. (You are a Warrior)
With that said, sometimes, we need to “fail” in order to then prevail. “Miss” opportunities, so you can be led to the “right” ones. Sometimes, things need to fall apart (this crisis), so things can then fall into place. Sometimes It’s through moments of darkness, that you can see a glimpse of light. ‘Cause like #Rumi says, “the wound is the place the light enters you”.
So although we may feel like giving up even more during this time. And that things just seem to keep getting worse. Please, hold on. Find the courage, to rise from the ashes (when you’re ready). Find something to fight for, while you’re still here. Do what it takes to refuel, so you can be inspired once again, in time.
➡️ One day you’ll look back and realize, that this was part of your process. To heal. To get to that place, you’ve been wanting to go. Thus, as hard as  it may be, Trust in The ups AND Downs. The battles you’ve overcome. Cause they led you HERE + This period is necessary, for what’s to come next. Which will be BOMB! Lastly, I know it’s harder than ever right now but…Trust Your Journey, Life happens “For” You.
Sending you all healing vibes.
@iamchristinetrinh

Bored & Frustrated? Channel that Sh!t & Get Creative ;)

So this morning, I woke up and felt the pull to do this Video. I guess with all this madness, I’ve been inspired to do random shit. This.

Alot of people have been saying how bored they are and how they can’t wait for things to get better… Cuz yes. This period of uncertainty sucks. It’s tough to cope with the changes. Unfortunately, what’s happening right now is beyond our control. But, meanwhile, What are You going to do to Shift Your Vibe?

New Space. New Energy. New Perspective.

At first I wasn’t sure if moving out during all the chaos, was ideal – but realize that it was actually perfect timing.

With everything going on in the world, we’re now truly motivated to go “inside”, have less means to escape via distractions and therefore having a space where you feel good is more than optimal. Whether it’s your home. Your environment. Or within. Create one where you feel safe. To be who you are. One, where you can get creative, express yourself, and find inner peace. Where you can dig deeper and reflect on what truly matters. This is a time to be grateful for what you already have, and to cultivate healthier habits while letting go of what no longer vibes with you. Because more than ever, your health and your emotional well being is so important. More than ever, this is not a time to give up.

So if there’s a project or a dream you’ve been wanting to pursue. But never have. If anything, the time is now. It might just mean that we’ll have to think outside the box. Get truly creative, and do things differently, with the resources we have.

With that said, there’s always a silver lining in any tragedy. And maybe this is our opportunity to finally wake the fvck up 🙂 .To truly hustle within and behind the scenes. Plant seeds towards our goals, and build ourselves, while we’re still in one piece.

Lastly, with all this madness going on, and while in moments we may feel like we’re losing hope in humanity, perhaps through it all, we’ll gain more courage from here on to rebel against societal norms, and expectations. Of how we should do things and how we should be. To break through old paradigms. Of what we were once taught to believe. And instead, listen to our own inner voice. Stand for our own truth. Be who we really are and take action towards what we fear. Towards our dreams. And what we truly care about.

Ultimately, maybe this madness, will awaken us to MISBEHAVE, and in turn, we can shift paradigms, and make (dope) history.

On that note, family and friends, everyone. I hope you are all healthy and gaining new perspective during this period of uncertainty. Take care of yourself and create your own (inner) space where you can feel good during the time we need to feel that the most.

Sending you all dope vibes and good energy!

Go Within – Heal Inside

Why Do We “Escape”?

‘Cause it’s scary to confront the parts of us we don’t necessarily want to face. And at times, instead of facing what we feel, we repress it. Numb it out. Escape through our own vices. Because it’s easier. Because it hurts to go within. I once got so good at escaping – to the point where I couldn’t feel. Until it all caught up to me and manifested into the physical – into illness – disease. Until, I had no choice but to face it all at once.

But why wait until then?

 The thing is, choosing to sit with your emotions – with your pain, takes courage. It’s brave NOT to run. To let yourself feel what you feel. For sure, Going Within is painful AF BUT it’s necessary for growth. To bring you closer to your truth, to ultimately enlighten you. Know that every step you take towards facing your own shit, and the more you allow yourself to feel & dig deeper, the closer you are to healing in-side. Which in turn, heals you on the out-side. 😉

Thus, although these periods of going within, and of “recovery” from whatever it may be, may often feel like you’re missing out or that you’re not moving forward, they serve as opportunities for you to address the core of the matter, to awaken to new perspective, to heal within, grow and come back stronger than before.

With that said, I know it really sucks and it hurts like hell. But, be open to the silence, the tower moments, the “dark night of the soul” the “falling apart”. You’d be surprised of what you can discover in these moments that will bring you to new “places” you couldn’t have gone prior.  As hard and dark as it gets – Commit to your Healing. Because on the other side, is Freedom within & a bunch of dope shit coming your way – that are meant for you. 🙂

So yeah, the Journey to Healing is a constant fight* within. It’s never a straight line. At times it feels upside down. And for sure there will be times you’ll want to escape. Temporarily. And that’s okay. We all do. However, if you’re reading this, you’ve taken a step. By being open, you are progressing.  You’re on your way. So be proud of yourself man. For when you do NOT run. For when you take the time to go within – For not giving up on the “fight”. Ultimately,  For Choosing to Heal Inside.

Lastly, when you feel like escaping, Remember. YOU are worth Saving*. <3

Chill Your Mind – Think Less. Live More.

Tired of OVER THINKING?

For those of you who often Over-Think and those of you who have your moon in Gemini, I feel you. We may have more tendency to rationalize our emotions, and try to “understand” them rather than feel them. And thus in turn, may spend more time living inside our minds, then actually LIVING.

WHY? Fear. Fear of not knowing (the answers). Fear of not having control (of the outcome). And in some instances, Fear of LIVING.

So, How do can we be more present?

According to Eckhart Tolle, Thinking is an addiction. And we must become an observer of our thoughts to free ourselves from the mind. To be in the now. Thus, by choosing to put up that white flag and surrender to the present moment when you feel your mind start to take over. With practice, just like anything else, you’ll be more and more present.

Because, aren’t you tired of not “acting” on what you feel, in certain moments, of not being “here now”, to then ruminate on what could’ve been. What you could’ve done?

I certainly am…

So these days, although I still find it hard af, what helps me talk myself out of Over-Thinking, is by reminding myself and focusing on the importance* of living now. So do what helps you be more present. Because YOLO – Cliché but, truly you don’t know what tomorrow will bring, and if this moment will ever come again. Being present allows you to truly connect, to yourself, to the ones you love, to the world around you, and in turn, you can achieve more, feel more, be more. Alive.

Isn’t that the point of living? 😉

So yeah, I know it seems impossible at times. To quiet the mind. To not worry. To not question. But when you can (because you always can), let go of that shit in your mind that doesn’t serve you – that holds you back from the now. Which like they say, is all you have.

Moreover, give life a chance to surprise you. Let life happen, and trust that things will work out on its own, as it’s meant to.

Lastly,

when you catch your mind acting up, Choose to “Think less and Live more”.

Chill your mind & All will be chill yo. 😉

Feel Good – Elevate Your Vibe to Align

HOW DO YOU Get more into alignment? by feeling good 😉

When life gets fvcked, in whichever way. It’s not about denying or escaping what it is you feel, it’s about consciously making the Choice to gradually Transmute your Energy and Focus towards Feeling Good (for real). I know it’s tough to feel good during the “SHITTY TIMES”. But when you feel like “shit”. Take a break. Go within to Heal. Do your best to work your way towards “Feeling Good”. ‘Cause when you Feel Good, you can operate from a place of Love. You’re able to truly connect with Yourself. You’re more open and Vibrate at a Higher Frequency and Energy.

Moreover, as Gabrielle Bernstein emphasizes: by Feeling Good, You’ll be more in Alignment with the Universe. That’s when things start to work out. And in turn, that’s when you’re more likely to Attract all the Dope shit that’s meant to come your way. 😉

With that said, Feeling Good will help you Heal during the dark times. It will bring you answers and clarity that you seek. Feeling Good will enable you to create more during moments of stagnancy.

So, What and Who Makes you Truly Feel Good?

*Surround yourself with the people, situations and environments that Uplift you.

*Focus on cultivating the “Feel Good” Thoughts and do what makes you feel exactly that.

Even if it means at times, just laying there on your comfy ass bed. (My Favorite 🙂 )

Ultimately, Choose to Work your way towards Feeling Good.

Elevate your Vibe to Align.

Feel Good first, and the rest will sort itself out, in time.

Validate Yourself, Because You’re Valid.

WTF does Validation really mean, and Why Do We Need It?!

Validation:
The affirmation that a person or their feelings/opinions are valid/worthwhile.

Perhaps my need for it comes from growing up believing my family’s approval defined my worth. So much that for the longest time I would strive to meet their expectations of who I should be – until I realized I would never attain it.  Because ultimately, what I wanted, was not what they wanted. I remembered playing a “game” when I was only a few years old, one where I had to choose between certain objects, each associated to a career. I remembered the praise I got when I picked up the “syringe”, which would imply “doctor”. And as I grew older, the more I got good grades, the more I was praised. The more I behaved, the more I felt validated for my “being”. For my “capability”.

Ultimately, I felt the more you did what was considered “good enough” in the eyes of others, the more you’d be Loved and Accepted. Until I realized, seeking constant validation not only steers you away from being authentic to what you feel and the choices you then pursue – it also hinders your connection to the inner voice, the more you’re focused on the external ones.

So, when it comes to validation, we may always want and appreciate it no matter how much we grow. No matter our inner knowing. And  in some ways, it’s what makes us “human”. Because If it’s not visible to the eye, it’s hard to “believe”, right? The less I knew myself, and the less connected I was to who I am, the more I felt the need to seek validation.

I often asked myself questions like, “Is what I’m feeling real? Is this for me?” And would often rely on others for that confirmation. For them to potentially decide my “fate” and at times alter my true beliefs, because I let them. That although I would feel a certain way deep down, I’d allow them to take that feeling away from me. And in turn, be left questioning if what I was feeling was “valid”.

Thus, the more you seek validation for what you do, for how you feel, for who you are, the more likely you may become reliant on others. And in certain instances, such as pursuing your dreams, you may delay it or choose at times not to leap forward, even if you’re feeling called to – because you’re waiting on someone else’s Permission. Someone else’s green light.  That game I played when I was young stuck with me up until the recent years. For a while, I thought not Finishing my University degree and instead pursuing the Artist route was not the “right” choice, since I never got the validation I needed and wanted from my family.

 Validation, though has become a trend. Common and yet subtle, that we don’t notice how much we actually depend on it to “function”, to be, to live. Recently, I made the decision to follow the pull I felt. To show my true self and share my story. To blog and be vulnerable, in hopes to connect and inspire others on a similar path. That’s when I realized how much I still needed validation. I looked for validation through the amount of likes/engagement on social media – and when I didn’t get the response I wanted or needed, I started to think maybe my content actually sucked. Maybe my opinions were not “valid”. Maybe, no one’s reading it.  Or maybe I did go about it “wrong”, but that’s where we learn and grow. All in all, even if for the majority, I had signs that I was moving towards the path meant for me, and that there were people who encouraged me to keep on going, there I was constantly fighting: my heart vs my mind. That negative voice inside, that tells you, you need validation, all kinds.

The thing is when we don’t get the “outcome” we want while pursuing our dreams, we may question moving forward. Or even find ourselves contemplating giving up. Possibly because so often we expect or desire that immediate gratification, to confirm that we’re doing well. That we’re on the “right” path.

However, what we need, is to trust that if we feel the pull, it’s valid enough. That’s YOUR validation. And instead, choose to focus on why you’re pursuing this dream of yours.

Moreover, while seeking more outside validation lately, I was triggered to grow. And realized perhaps, these are tests from the universe, to get us to truly believe and to trust ourselves more. To get more connected within. To trust your intuition. Thus, when you feel that need kicking in for validation, whenever you notice yourself getting insecure about what you do or how you feel, choose to validate yourself within. ‘Cause when you go within and silence the outside noise. When you make room for your inner voice and trust it – no one’s opinion can change the way you feel about who you are and what you do. Whether it’s regarding your work performance, the decisions you make, how you feel and your opinions.

So, how do you become certain, in the choices you make, in feeling a certain way and how do you give less fucks about being validated by others!?

Well, doing it constantly, gets really exhausting. To live based on others’ validation traps you. What matters is being real – being true to yourself and what you intuitively feel.

So yes, perhaps if you choose to be who you are and do what you love, not everyone will vibe with that. Because a) not many people know you at the core b) they are NOT you, so they can’t feel/experience what you truly Feel/experience (entirely) except the psychics maybe  and c) at times, they may project their own fears and insecurities onto you.

Therefore, seeking true validation from others, may actually be inaccurate.

Having said that, ever so often, we may find ourselves still seeking it in aspects of our life that are truly important to us. For me, acting and stunts. I value progress so much whether professionally or individually that at times I find myself needing to seek validation from others regarding my performance. Feedback is important and helps you grow, but strive to get to that place where you can know how you feel and did, without others having to confirm it to you.  Sure, you can appreciate the extra confirmation, but you won’t need it.

With that said, for any of you who struggle to Trust Your Inner voice at times, who work so hard behind the scenes, who dream big and are planting seeds but can’t see tangible results, I know it’s tough to keep moving forward. To Trust that it’ll work out without that outside validation, but just because you may not see it, doesn’t mean that it’s not valid. Instead, Cultivate Courage to Leap first and Believe that acting upon what you feel, will bring you to places you never imagined.…

Lastly, when you don’t get the validation you seek or need, Go Within. Choose to Trust yourself. To stand by your Truth, of Who You Are, and What You Feel. Choose To Validate Yourself, Because You’re Valid, Period. 😉