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30 Days of Truth. Unscripted.

Christina Renee Joubert

[raw, vulnerable, unedited] On the morning of October 31, 2017, I woke to realize that the reason my wildest dreams were not coming true was because I was afraid for them to. I was afraid to live the life I’ve always dreamed for myself. Afraid to let go of all my reasons why I can’t shine bright. Afraid to let go of all the stories I’ve told myself and others about those who didn’t feel I was worthy. Afraid to truly trust my worthiness and the self-love that I’ve spent the last five years cultivating for myself. Afraid to trust… 


Finding Personal Peace in Times of Political Chaos

[raw, unedited, powerful] Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to find personal peace in times of political chaos? What if I proved to you that the political chaos we are currently experiencing is actually an invitation to deepen our resolve to show up in peace? It’s a rather perplexing suggestion: Chaos is an invitation to find more peace. Here are a few more perplexing suggestions: Hate is an invitation to offer more love. Intolerance is an invitation to offer more tolerance. Volatility is a test of faith over fear and attempts to divide are tests of our capacity to… 


Donald Trump Is a Soulmate: Learning to Love from Those Who Try to Make Us Hate

October 6, 2017 [loving, raw, unedited] Some much about President Donald Trump stirs “crazy” and “angry” in so many of us. Some of the things he does and says violate every aspect of our being and what we deem compassionate and humane. So much of how he moves through the world stirs up feelings of fear and uncertainty, lack and loss. This is how we know he’s a soulmate. He makes us feel and feel everything deeply. You see, our soulmates are usually the people who will hurt us the most and cause us the most heartache, angst, discomfort, and… 


Video Series Preview: Understanding Hate – Through Tolerance, Love & Forgiveness

September 13, 2017 [raw, unedited] Three days after the protests and counter-protests in Charlottesville, VA — a man walked up to me — his body covered in what most consider symbols of hate. And I knew instantly that my life was going to change. I didn’t know how or why, I just knew that it would and that I was getting ready to take a ride on a rollercoaster of love, faith, compassion, tolerance, trust and truth. I also knew that I was being handed an invitation to grow, heal, evolve and get even closer to love. And I was… 


Finding the Energy of: What Do You Do?

August 5, 2017  [unedited, raw, written and shared in real time]   What do you do [for a living]? This is a question I have always been able to answer with ease, clarity and confidence. But, yesterday a man asked me in the grocery store, near where I’m vacationing, and I struggled to find the words to describe what I do. Up until Monday, July 31, 2017, I was an institutional investment advisor working with institutions large and small on the set-up, compliance, operations and ongoing fiduciary oversight of their company’s retirement programs and the investments within those programs.  On… 


Morning Call to Dance

June 19, 2017 [unedited, raw thoughts] Have you ever had those moments when you wake and feel disconnected from yourself and from your essence?  …Those mornings when you feel ugly or unloved, lonely or un-nurtured, sad, angry, longing or lost?  I woke this morning feeling all of that, feeling utterly unlike myself and feeling completely disconnected from my essence. And for whatever reason, I also felt called to dance. I felt my soul calling me to just move – in whatever direction my hips and heart desired – to not judge myself – and to play the song that had… 


Free To Be [Me]

Have you ever wondered who you are, what you want, what you like, and what you don’t like? And I don’t mean a pie-in-the-sky response. Have you ever really sat down and dug for the words to describe who you are—the good, the bad, and the fugly? The parts of you that are amazing? The parts of you that can be challenging? Mid-year 2013, one of my “safe souls” (see Vulnerability & Safe Souls) suggested that I write a profile for an online personal ad. She made the suggestion because she thought it might be cathartic for me to put pen-to-paper… 


Getting Our Buttons Pushed: Or So We Think

  Someone asked me the other day how you handle people in your life who push your buttons. Here’s the dirty truth: The only way someone can push your buttons is if you let them. I know, it sounds totally unfair. After all, it’s they who are doing the manipulating, trying to get under your skin, and it’s they who are pushing on your damn buttons! But, here’s the thing (one of my fave sayings!)—the only reason they CAN push your buttons is because you’re unaware of your triggers and your shortcomings, and so you unknowingly let them. Once you become… 


Vulnerability & Safe Souls

May 2014 The other day, I was sending my editor some of my posts and I got this knot in my stomach and this feeling of utter insecurity overcame me. I sent her the following email. Kelly, I have to tell you that I feel a little insecure about the posts I sent to you last night. I’m not sure why. I know that mastering vulnerability is a significant part of my journey in this life, but I must say … I have a knot in my stomach. And the thoughts that I’m battling are “they are not good enough,… 


Givers & Takers

June-ish 2014 🙂 Have you ever wondered what constitutes a “giver” and a “taker”? Would you believe me if I told you that the taker may actually be emotionally healthier, in a screwy kind of way?  And, what if I told you that being a giver isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? The reality is that I’m sure at one point or another we’ve all called ourselves or someone else one of these lovely terms of endearment, and there’s usually a tone or a loaded meaning behind the attachment of such a descriptor. I want to expend a few words (OK, maybe a lot… 


Crossroads: Which Way Do I Go?

A few years ago, I sent a note to a friend about crossroads. Actually, if I’m really being honest, the note was to an old soulmate. (There’s a really long story here that I’ll save for another day, another post [or two or three]). The short version of the story is that I chose to leave this soulmate relationship (crazy, right?!). This soulmate was the one person in my life who understood everything about me (without explanation) and could make me feel like the most beautiful and special person in the world in one moment and irrelevant, overlooked, and afraid in… 


Free To Be [Reflective]

October 2014 It’s nearing the anniversary of the day my life changed in ways I could never have imagined. November 17, 2012—hands down, the worst day of my life. As is the case with “the worst day” of our life, we have a choice—to mourn that day annually, to try and forget that day daily, to resent that day forever (or the people who helped make it “the worst day”) … OR to celebrate that day—every damn day, as I do. I often reflect on my worst day. I have to. The memory is engrained in my psyche. But my… 




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