Releasing Ceremony: letting go of resistance, attachments, fears, concerns, and considerations as we enter the new year.
We are here at the Hearts Unleashed 2021 Launch Weekend and there are just some things that won't be coming with us into the future of this company or our lives.
Major Manifestation Story: 5 years ago when I started my coaching business, I was a (pretty sad) solopreneur. I had the gift of healing, guiding, and coaching but I was no business woman.
I struggled to offer the life changing work of transformation and definitely struggled to pay the bills. Going at it alone was super discouraging when I was already stretching it past my comfort zone to chase my dreams.
This discomfort went on for 2 years before beginning to find my tribe.
entered my life and we started navigating building a business and team together. This was super new and uncomfortable as I learned how to trust and delegate.
joined on when I was looking to level up and develop the company to support more people, host more events, and provide more products.
We worked week in and week out to mostly teach ourselves how to build a business from the ground up. We pieced it together and I cried a lot in my ascension from an employee mindset to CEO mentality. This was so stretchy for me as I released my fears and learned to practice patience, trust, and faith.
Flash forward to today and 4 of our 9 core team members are here in person for our second annual launch weekend. We started this retreat last year and 2020 turned out to be our most abundant yet!
Each year, we plan to see more of our core team hear and welcome on new coaches, mentors, and HUBC hosts along the way. People like
have joined our movement to walk people home, back to love. Bringing people back to the core of who they are so that they may unleash their Hearts!
The last 5 years have been so expansive and the last two years have been so abundant! So as we launch 2021 from San Clemente, CA, we are releasing any outdated limiting beliefs and resistant thoughts that would get in the way of us serving fully and faithfully.
We have set new intentions for this year's experience, what we are committed to providing the planet, the difference we are looking to make, and the impact we plan on causing.
Next year, there will be more leaders in this picture.
One year, we will be talking this picture from the Hearts Unleashed Headquarters!
And every year, this picture will be filled with love, passion, and gratitude.
Happy 2021 to all.
May your year be blessed,
May your soul be light.
May your heart be unleashed,
May your future be bright.
Disappearing December was so good to me.
I wrapped up my best year in business, love, and life. I brought programs to a close. I took time off my podcast and social media.
I also packed up my living space in San Clemente and moved across the desert to live with Tim Demme in Prescott, AZ.
For the last few weeks, I have been working on a ghostwriting project for an amazing leader and pouring my heart onto some more pages.
I have been serving clients and relishing in watching others do the heart work.
I have been shifting, stretching, and growing far beyond anything I ever set out for.
What do you do when you reach the goals you set out for?
What's next when you manifest things you've prayed and worked for for years?
What do you do when you finally feel the way you've been wanting to feel.
You enjoy it.
I see too many friends and clients (myself included) skip right over a major milestone because they are obsessed with the destination.
They don't realize they have met or surpassed something they were working so diligently for.
We are often averse to acknowledgment because somewhere along the line, we learned celebrating yourself is bad, conceited, or pretentious.
We believe that the opposite of humble is arrogant so we sweep our victories under the rug or just put the trophy on the shelf and focus on the next goal.
After years of this, goals, destinations, and achievements lose their flare. Because we know the payout of a 5 year goal might only be 5 minutes of excitement, hitting a benchmark becomes uninspiring and even unattractive.
Years of this pattern take us so far from our natural inspiration, creativity, and passion that we forget who we are. Our 'why bother?' attitude over shadows our 'why not!' enthusiasm and we forget what excites us.
When we can't get excited anymore, our time here gets confusing.
Our souls took a body to come play human.
Our souls are fascinated by this whole earth gig and came to see what they could do with these meat sacks we are learning to operate and love.
You came here to create.
You came here to share.
You came here to celebrate.
What has helped me remember what a gift this whole life thing is has been to slow down, celebrate the good, witness and accept the not-so-good, and be unconditionally grateful for it all.
Being here is a blessing.
Bless these bodies.
Bless these souls.
Bless each other.
And bless the process.
Taking time to restore and reset in December was indescribable.
I have enjoyed the head and heart space more than words.
I am happy to be back and I am showing up slowly.
I am coming back thoughtfully and in love.
I am always showing up filled with Gratitude.
I am feeling a special kind of restored tonight as I made my way back to the ocean, back to San Clemente for the Hearts Unleashed 2021 Launch Weekend.
We had our first Launch Weekend in 2020 and it led to our best year in business.
Our goal is to grow this team weekend every year -and mark my words‐ one day we will be hosting it from Hearts Unleashed Headquarters.
We hit all the goals we set out for and more.
Before launching into this next year, we took the time to review and celebrate our year. We acknowledged the growth and expansion.
I will be intercepting the Hearts Unleashed ladies tomorrow and we will spend our weekend praying, planning, and preparing for 2021.
As for myself, I made sure to make my way to the ocean a day early.
I drove straight from our cabin in Prescott directly to the water's edge.
This soul took this Abigail body but it's true home is in the water.
I am writing this post listening to waves crash.
I am going to finish my seventh book next to the water.
(I have written 4 books for other amazing humans).
And tomorrow, we are going to launch this new year of devotion and service sitting by the shore.
I love the water.
I am the water.
I love life.
And I live a life I love.
Give it a try. The water's fine.
2021's word of the year came to me in an interesting manner and I will share how it came about for you to really consider what your word for the this upcoming year might be.
What I know about these themed words is that we don't really pick them; they pick us. I learned this in 2019 when the word FLOW washed over me like a river. It was so loud from within, that I felt commanded to choose that word. I feel like because I honored what I heard, flow entered my life and that entire year felt like floating down stream towards success.
2020's word was a softer nudge and still very obvious when it presented itself. TRANSCENDENCE came to me in more of a whisper from the heart. Deep down, I knew it was the word but I also questioned it. It seemed pretentious. "What am I transcending?" I wondered. "Who do I think I am to know about transcending?" What I did know was to honor what I heard and so I did...and so I transcended.
2020 has been the greatest year of my life because of this word. A book was born out of this single word. This word generated a new course in the Hearts Unleashed Academy - Fluidity - and even launched the first ever HUBC Retreat! Honoring this word meant honoring myself, my divinity, and my purpose on the planet. This word lead me to finding love, faith, and even marriage. It was my most financially sound and abundant year. For all of this, I thank God everyday.
It has been learning to lean all the way in on what I hear that has made the difference in my quality of life. Nowadays, I do my best not to think but rather, just listen.
What I understand is that we are always being divinely guided and if we can quiet our mind, we can hear our hearts. This will lead us to love, abundance, and joy; of this I am absolutely certain. Our heart always has the highest good of all as its only priority.
And so knowing that, in early December, when I realized it was time to channel the word of 2021, I began listening into my heart.
The thought came to me in a client call so I wrote myself a little note and focused back on the call. When I went back to my note in the evening, I said out loud, "okay 2021 word, what are you?"
Immediately I heard "detached."
"Huh!" I thought. It came into my mind but sounded like when you pick up a guitar and the first strum is out of tune. It had a weird twang to it.
I listened in again and immediately heard, "departure."
"What?!? Am I dying this year? I know we can do better than that!" I argued back.
Regardless, I wrote both words down and gave the thought a rest for the night. I knew that if either of those were the words, they would repeat themselves to me. I didn't hold on tight to either word or any expectations. I just listened, flowed, and transcended above my human thoughts about doing it right.
About 3 nights later, I sat down for my mirror work and after some dance and writing, I set my journal down and said out loud in the mirror, "alright 2021 word, wha...."
"Ahhhhhhhhhh," I sighed a huge breath of relief as my jaw relaxed and my shoulders dropped. I loosened my hands, leaned back in my chair, and closed my eyes. "Devoootionnnn," I thought. I let it wash over me.
I felt it filling every cell in my body and reconfiguring my being. "Detached, departure, DEVOTION." This felt like the perfect series of words that would follow TRANSCENDENCE. In fact, I was confused about the first two because transcending required so much detachment and departure in 2019 and 2020. I have been letting go of so much in the last few years.
The word DEVOTION however, felt like the perfect amount of fitting and intriguing.
What I really know about the words that present themselves to us present an invitation into expansion. It is a word that represents growth outside of your comfort zone.
I have a sense of what DEVOTION means based on what I know but I am clear that my word for 2021 will take me far beyond any me, life, or world than I recognize. What's funny to me about this year's word is that it will take true DEVOTION to find out what it actually means.
To me, this currently means surrendering to the devotion to my purpose and my commitment to the highest good of all. It means releasing any and every identity sense of 'self' to show up for what is being asked of me by Source.
It means leaning even more fully, beyond Abigail preferences, into shining light, unleashing hearts, alchemizing energy, raising the Collective frequency, and spreading love.
I devote my being to being a vessel of love in this world.
There are many factors that can get in the way of that, cause doubt, make it uncomfortable, and challenge that DEVOTION and I am committed to being my best example of walking, talking, breathing, thriving love for any and all to see.
Don't have a word for the year yet? Maybe this workshop will help.
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2020 has been the the greatest year of my life.
There have been things I have withheld at certain points because I understand that is not the case for everyone. I respect how challenging this year has been and in my coachy way, I have welcomed and even celebrated the challenges and obstacles.
Although there have been moments where I second guessed talking about my blessings, one core memory drove my willingness to share boldly; 2016 was the worst year of my life and I didn't expect anyone to dim their light because I was struggling.
The opposite, a few select leaders sharing their shine helped me see the light at the end of the dark tunnel I was in during my toughest year.
I am more than willing to be the light in the Collective dark tunnel of 2020.
I have allowed myself to celebrate this year being the most abundant of all.
Fulfilling a sobriety journey that has led to more clarity and access to divine intelligence than I have ever had access to; leading me down solo journeys that took me to great heights.
From 2 best selling books to my first movie/documentary that has inspired so many to alter the direction and trajectory of their life.
From falling in love with myself to falling in love with Tim and getting engaged, this year has been so blessed.
From my first $11k month to having $10k steady in savings and investments, I finally feel like I have healed and recreated my relationship with money.
Flowing with the demand month to month only to realize we hosted 20 book club programs this year was jaw dropping. I have felt we have been doing everything we can to serve this unprecedented year of great awakening.
Recreating my relationship with God blasted open new pathways in my life that showed me more than I could have ever created for myself.
Between the longest on-going support calls I've offered to serving men and women at my largest retreat ever, I am in awe of what has been created this year.
I went from speaking on stages to facilitating deep inner work in National Forests.
I went from chasing to leaning back.
I went from masculine to feminine.
I went from dreaming to having.
I have made dozens of new friendships that mean so much to me and collaborative partners that have the same focus and commitment.
This year is definitely one for the books, literally, and it really is just the beginning. This journey, this adventure is nowhere near over.
I am taking the month of December offline to reflect, praise, rejuvenate, and
re-calibrate, AND to finish learning Spanish!!
Thank you endlessly for your love and support.
The visions in your heart are YOURS.
They are there for you to follow through and deliver on.
Whether on or offline, keep showing up for your dreams day in and day out.
You can have it all.
Live the life you love
I had THE BEST DAY at my favorite place with some of my favorite people!
Hanging out at the big beautiful ocean burying babes and diggin' up sea creatures was everything I could have asked for this Sunny Sunday.
Followed up by a Sunday Success training call with Jen's team this evening, I am truly so blessed to work how I want, where I want, when I want, with who I want.
If anyone ever tells you that you have to compromise the fullest vision you have for yourself, it's because they have.
You know you best. You know what you want, and you know when you have or haven't reached it.
If you never give up and practice unfathomable patience, it will be yours.
When it comes to manifesting the life of your dreams, learn when to rest, not quit.
You have a vision on your heart for a reason. When the path gets dark or scary, just move slowly and faithfully knowing that you are divinely guided and provided for.
Keep showing up for it and it will show up for you.
You can have it all!
Are you following
The English Muffins
adventures on FB and Instagram yet?
Cause I think you would enjoy their joy... I sure do.
My new book went to the printer today and I have officially given birth to a new baby; She is in the incubator and comes out on Thanksgiving Day.
She weighed in at a whopping 65,000 words and 282 pages! A new personal record for these fingertips. This brain is drained. This heart has been poured into another piece work.
Like a mother of her third child, labor never not hurts and it is equally rewarding. I am exhausted. I can barely put full sentences together so this Gratitude will be brief, bold, and brilliant.
This book is divine and dynamic.
It is packed with infinite intelligence.
It is a guidebook for Alchemists.
It is a manual for winning the game of life.
It is a how-to of leadership and manifestation.
It paves a path for the evolution of humanity and it is available for preorder at abigailgazda.com/books
My Gratitude comes from a realization I had in my Hearts Unleashed Podcast
interview with Zach Heckendorf yesterday. He reminded me that I started this book from scratch in June and wrote my longest manuscript in 3.5 months.
I am so freakin' grateful for my gifts, skills, and clarity. I am so grateful for my blissful joy. I am so grateful for the physical and energetic support I have surrounding me.
I am grateful for ability to sense my intuition and my willingness to follow it.
I am grateful for the inner work available to remove the blocks that could prevent me from putting my work out there and I am so grateful I have never given up.
I am blissfully exhausted.
...and I am blissfully grateful to be living a life I love.
I heard today's devotional through the filter of joy and Gratitude and it made me so eager to share with you.
The identity of God may not resonate for you and that is okay. In my upcoming book, Alchemizing Judgment: A Guide Back To Love, I explain how the core of everything is Love.
If you are like me, I did not have a true or healthy relationship with God for the first 30 years of my life.
Give this a read, strictly from love and see what lands in your heart. You could even exchange 'God' for 'Love' and see a new level of responsibility to be love in this world. Everything comes from and returns to Love.
"Cheerfulness prepares a glorious mind for all the noblest acts."
— St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
"The true reason for which God bestows so many graces upon the humble is this, that the humble are faithful to these graces and make good use of them.
They receive them from God and use them in a manner pleasing to God, giving all the glory to Him, without reserving any for themselves. ... It is certainly true that he who is humble is also faithful to God, because the humble man is also just in giving to all their due, and above all, in rendering to God the things that are God's; that is, in giving Him the glory for all the good that he is, all the good that he has and for all the good that he does; as the Venerable Bede says: 'Whatever good we see in ourselves, let us ascribe it to God and not to ourselves.'
To give thanks to God for all the blessings we have received and are continually receiving is an excellent means of exercising humility, because by thanksgiving we learn to acknowledge the Supreme Giver of every good. And for this reason it is necessary for us always to be humble before God.
St. Paul exhorts us to render thanks for all things and at all times: 'In all things give thanks.' (1 Thess. 5:18). 'Giving thanks always for all things.' (Eph. 5:20). But that our thanksgiving may be an act of humility it must not only come from the lips but from the heart, with a firm conviction that all good comes to us through the infinite mercy of God."
— Rev. Cajetan da Bergamo, p. 87-8 of Humility Of Heart
For those constantly asking and seemingly never finding answers or relief.
Find peace in God's silence.
"Has God trusted you with His silence— a silence that has great meaning?
God’s silences are actually His answers. Just think of those days of absolute silence in the home at Bethany!
Is there anything comparable to those days in your life?
Can God trust you like that, or are you still asking Him for a visible answer?
God will give you the very blessings you ask if you refuse to go any further without them, but His silence is the sign that He is bringing you into an even more wonderful understanding of Himself.
Are you mourning before God because you have not had an audible response?
When you cannot hear God, you will find that He has trusted you in the most intimate way possible— with absolute silence, not a silence of despair, but one of pleasure, because He saw that you could withstand an even bigger revelation.
If God has given you a silence, then praise Him— He is bringing you into the mainstream of His purposes.
The actual evidence of the answer in time is simply a matter of God’s sovereignty.
Time is nothing to God.
For a while you may have said, “I asked God to give me bread, but He gave me a stone instead” (see Matthew 7:9). He did not give you a stone, and today you find that He gave you the “bread of life” (John 6:35).
A wonderful thing about God’s silence is that His stillness is contagious— it gets into you, causing you to become perfectly confident so that you can honestly say, “I know that God has heard me.”
His silence is the very proof that He has.
As long as you have the idea that God will always bless you in answer to prayer, He will do it, but He will never give you the grace of His silence.
If Jesus Christ is bringing you into the understanding that prayer is for the glorifying of His Father, then He will give you the first sign of His intimacy— silence."
From My Utmost for His Highest Isaiah 37-38; Colossians 3
I have been moving 100 miles a minute for the last 9 days.
Today, I crashed.
My head won't stop pounding and I know it is time to reset.
So in bed at 9pm it is.
I have about 97 things to do and twice as many messages to follow up on. My brain is swirling with excitement, commitment, and passion and none of it will get addressed tonight.
I have been on a 9 day emotional high and although I am so interested in keeping this transformation train a rollin' I know I can restart the engine in the morning.
I coach my own clients to rest after, complete, and celebrate their victories. Well there have been so many wins in such rapid succession that I have hardly taken a breath to fully take them all in.
So tonight, I turn off all obligation, responsibilities, and commitments to recharge.
Tonight isn't even the time to do the work of witnessing it all. It is a night to completely turn off and tune out.
Be back tomorrow to lean back into all the goodness.
There is so so so so soooooooo much to be grateful for.
"Becoming human has been my greatest adventure."
-Giving Up Giving Up: The Memoir of a Quitter
A HUBC participant quoted me the other evening and I got off the call and cried tears of joy and appreciation.
It has been 3 years since I wrote that sentence and when she read that, I felt myself on the other side of that specific breakthrough.
When I was growing up, I convinced myself that I had to be perfect; the perfect daughter, student, athlete, coach, teacher, consultant, manager, and more.
I remember whole years of my life wishing I were a robot who didn't need sleep, food, and water. I even judged myself for being hungry, tired, or worn out.
"There is no time for that!" I would criticize myself harshly.
I wanted to be invincible and refused to acknowledge that I wasn't.
I refused to acknowledge my humanity.
I refused to acknowledge my needs.
I refused to acknowledge my pain.
This didn't work and finally I broke down.
My first breakdown seemed to lead to a whole stream of 'backlogged' breakdowns that I also refused to acknowledge.
So after being shown my humanness in very rapid succession, I decided to accept my humanity.
This began an entirely new process of meeting ME; not the athlete, not the daughter, not the teacher, girlfriend, or sister. ME.
This me was very different than any me I had ever been, but the truth was that I 'recognized' her. I had never been her, but she had always existed as if she was simply waiting her turn to live unleashed and on display.
This divine feminine being was gracefully and very patiently waiting for this human me to exhaust every other identity in order to fully accept my most authentic nature.
From there, I experienced my spirit and human bodies become one.
I felt the union of every facet of my being join forces in forward momentum.
I finally understood how important being an energetic being, having a human experience actually is. I accepted that the human journey is the only reason I am here; TO BE HERE ON PURPOSE and show others how important it is to be the human we came to be.
Becoming human has truly become my greatest adventure.
Everyday is a new and thrilling journey.
In my growth, I learned that every adventure will go however it does.
How it goes doesn't make it any more or less of of an adventure, just a different one.
Our souls came into these bodies to experience the human adventure.
Be all of it and make it great.
It will surely be your greatest adventure yet.