Episode 100 | Creating A Life Of Alignment

When we live a life of alignment, we are not required to sacrifice our morals, ethics and values. 

When we life a life of alignment, we do not function through a constant lens of fear.

Living this way requires courage… but the benefits far outweigh any discomfort we experience as we’re getting started.  

In this episode I share more about living in Alignment, and why it’s so important to do so. 


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Creating a life of alignment, what that means and why it's important. That's what we're talking about in episode 100. Hey there, I'm Cari Wise, after graduating from veterinary school over 20 years ago, struggling to create balance and failing to protect my mental health and emotional wellbeing, I finally ditched all the rules and forged my own path forward. I used my professional education in ways I didn't even know were possible.

And through that journey, I developed a deep sense of who I am, a brand new set of skills, and a clear understanding of what I'm meant to contribute to the world. Each week here in the Intentional Joy Podcast, I'll share what I've learned along the way in order to help you develop your own deep sense of personal identity and connection with yourself so you can live an empowered life on your terms too.

This is what I call aligned living, and it begins with intentional joy. So if you're ready to claim this for yourself, let's go. Hello, my friends. Welcome to episode 100, to the newly renamed Intentional Joy Podcast. With Cari Wise, I'm Cari Wise, I'm excited that you are here, and today I wanna talk about living in alignment.

This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart and something that I definitely did not understand as a younger woman. It is something that has been so pivotal in my life experience that I've been talking about it more and more in recent months. And today, for any of you who might be confused about exactly what I mean when I talk about alignment,

I'm gonna clear all that up for you. So when we live a life of alignment, it's a life that doesn't require us to compromise our own morals, ethics, and values. It's a life that allows us to feel good in our own skin, to enjoy the way that we spend our time to be excited about the future. Now, that does not mean that it's a life that's completely void of any kind of challenge or heartbreak or frustration because those things,

my friends, are just part of a human experience. However, being in a state of frustration or anxiety or worry does not need to be the normal or average emotional state day in and day out. That was never supposed to be the norm. So when we find ourselves in a season of really living in the anxiety and frustration as if it's something that is just part of our lives,

something we can't separate from, and we keep trying and trying to change our lives in order to make it go away, we can become very defeated and that blends into all different areas of our entire existence. For a lot of us, the first place that this kind of defeat shows up is around our career path. Whenever we're really frustrated, whenever we notice that there's something that we want to be different,

we often look first at what we can easily change. And so our jobs tend to be one of the first things to go as we start to look around for different opportunities, and we maybe go ahead and take some of those different opportunities if we haven't understood what's creating our discontent in the fir first place. Oftentimes what happens is we just  repeat the same patterns and cycles.

This doesn't bring us any closer to aligned living. This doesn't bring us any closer to being in a state of wellbeing and peace and joy on the regular, and that's what Aligned Living is all about. Aligned Living is all about figuring out how to deal with what happens around us without becoming part of it. It allows us to witness the things that are bad in the world,

the things that we would like to be different, but we don't become consumed by that gap, that gap between the way that it is and the way that we wish it could be. You see, when we don't get consumed by that gap and buried in frustration and anxiety and worry and dread, we actually are more effective in our lives. We can actually do more to contribute to making things different,

but we have to first shift ourselves out of that defeatist kind of habit and into an empowered habit in order to do that. That's what alignment is all about. Alignment is not a simple recipe. It's not the same for me as it is for you, and it does require you to be curious about your own life experience. It requires you to be curious about what you want for yourself in the future,

what your own desires and dreams are at your core, and it requires you to become really in touch with who you are truly, and not who the world has taught you that you're supposed to be. My friends, each and every one of us came here with a mission and a purpose. Every single one of us is here intentionally, and it's only as we step out of the fray,

if you will, we step out of the rat race, we jump off of the hamster wheel that we create, the space that's needed for us to investigate what we really want As we investigate that and as we bravely step forward, because it does take courage as we bravely step forward onto our own pathways, a magical thing happens. Clarity comes in droves.

Clarity helps you then to see what the next step forward is. So many of us stand here at the edge of our own journeys of a journey that is designed specifically for us, eager yet terrified of what will come, and we stand here at the beginning of it and we look forward. And because we can't see where it ends, we can't see where it goes,

and we definitely don't know how to get there. We don't even take the first step. That's not alignment, my friends, that's living your life through a lens of fear. And I know this quite well because I did it for years and years and years. I finally got to the point in my life that I just wasn't willing to continue continue doing it that way anymore.

And so I just decided to do something different, to make some bold choices, to take a step forward, even if I fell flat on my face, and it was my willingness to take that first step, that opened all the doorways for me. I broke all the rules. I went left when people said I should go right. I ignored advice and I just kept going because inside I knew what was right for me.

I didn't know where I was gonna go. I didn't know how it was gonna turn out, and I still don't. But what I can tell you is that today, after nearly an entire decade of living this way, the life that I am experiencing is far greater than anything that I could have imagined before I started, and it just keeps getting better from here.

This is exactly why I created programs like Vet Life Academy for our veterinary professionals and the brand new Aligned Life Academy that will be coming out in 2023, which will be open to everyone understanding the components of aligned living, make all the difference in the world. And my friends, what we see and what we taught are taught is just the tip of the iceberg.

Yes, mindset is part of it, but if you don't understand the three navigating principles behind alignment, then you'll have a very difficult time ever living into your full potential, and we need you to do that. We need you to be who you came here to be. We need you to bravely step forward on your own path, to discover your own purpose and to contribute in a way that only you can do.

So. For those of you out there who may be feeling frustrated, who may be feeling overwhelmed, who are feeling a little bit defeated by life in general, please hang on and please know that that is just an indicator that it's time for you to grow. Again. There is so much waiting for you on the other side of this period of your life to get to the other side.

You don't have to figure it all out. You just have to be willing to take the first step, surround yourself with people who lift you up, who encourage you, who show you that you don't have to keep doing what you're doing in order to find success and happiness, because odds are you've been trying really hard, and if you were ever going to create that for yourself with the methods you've been using,

you probably would've done it by now. I just wanna give you permission to try it. Another way to recognize that inside you already know what's right for you, and if I'm guessing, the thing that holds you back is not so much a total confusion about what to do, but rather a fear of being judged if you decide to do it. That fear held me back for a really long time,

but no more because as our world continues to change, as the curve balls continue to come, we need people to step up and step out and be who they really are. We need people to share their stories of where they started and where they are and where they're going, so that they can shine the light on the pathway forward for the people who come bef behind them.

It takes all of us to change our world. It takes all of us to change our experiences, and it really is just a combination of one intentional decision at a time that will ma take your life from where you are today to where you want it to go. I can promise you one thing though, if you just keep doing the same thing over and over,

you're never going to get a different result. It's going to take some courage for you to step forward on your own path, but I promise you, the pathway is there just waiting for you to join it. Your purpose is already built in. Your success is inevitable as long as you just keep going, and I'll be here to cheer you on every step of the way.

I've even created a free event to get you started. If you jump over to carrie wise.com/webinar, you're gonna find the registration page for my brand new live webinar series, finding Life Purpose in Times of Chaos, the three keys to Unlocking Your Dreams for the Future, even if you're overwhelmed worn out, are feeling trapped by the life you're in. In this free live event.

I'll be explaining why you're repeated efforts just haven't panned out yet, and more importantly, exactly what you can do to ditch that overwhelm and exhaustion and frustration forever so you can break out and begin moving forward once and for all. As we wrap up episode 100, I wanna leave you with one question. Are you content with the life you're living? If your answer is anything,

but yes, jump onto one of those free life events and let's start moving forward in your life intentionally. All right, my friends, that's gonna wrap it up for this week bye for now.