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Healing Insights and Life Lessons

IT’s TIME – time to heal with insights from the past.

Healing Insights come when they come. They come from a space of awareness and apparent random thoughts. You get a chance to heal energetically.
Healing Insights and Life Lessons from Woman Working in the 80’s is about releasing the toxic mess that came from hidden workplace agendas.

Healing Insights from a harsher world where
strong women were seen as a threat
when established systems players played women for fools.
and then we rose above this mad mindset.

Healing Insights

come when we need them. We must hear and understand without self-blame and without shame. Only then can we glean what was going on.  The truth is the truth and once we can accept it from a higher level of consciousness, we are freed from the grip of the past. That’s what we want. Freedom.

Healing insights may become a book. I don’t yet know. What I do know is I am not alone. This is for all the EMPATHS who strive to survive. This should have been collaborative and unifying and it became a weird culture of isolation amidst often ruthless and unexpected competition. No one talked about it. Empath women, in particular, struggled with ‘what is really going on?’ Most dropped out of corporate and moved on.

The Revolutionaries

As a woman who graduated from college in 1979, I entered the work force filled with thoughts from the women’s rights revolution. Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan shaped the thoughts of my youthful mind. I believed we’d won and that women had equal opportunities. I sought work comparable to my male counterparts. I sought the same kinds of opportunities and often found myself working with some pretty rude competition. I was competing with the ghost of what I thought was right while there were hidden games that no one explained to me. It wasn’t even a glass ceiling. It was a barrier to getting off the starting block!

Not Knowing

The trouble was I didn’t realize what it was. Where I thought work was collaborative as it was in college team exercises, the work place was fraught with hidden competition. Often it takes a great manager to stand up to the bs. One coworker, Kristine, tried to convince my manager that I wasn’t ready to take on an assignment.  He told me all about it. She was playing games. I won that one because my manager was awesome! But I didn’t know it then as a competitive thing. Now I know better. Kristine saw me as competition.

Healing Insights. It’s that aha moment where you just get it. It can come easily and early on — or like today, this Healing Insight has comes to me so many years later I can’t count.

Todays Insight

Today’s insight comes from one ridiculous job at a major aircraft manufacturer. On the first day, I waited some 5 hours before the manager showed up. I’m not even sure why I waited that day. Nothing went well for this job. They stopped training early on day 2 of a 4-day plan. They just stopped. A coworker and I were mystified, but she had contacts in high places and arranged for an easy transfer.  I also learned how easy it was for the company to tweak a transfer to force a layoff. They suddenly transferred me elsewhere where I was the low girl on the totem pole and suddenly on the layoff block. I also learned that some management games include beefing up the headcount in anticipation of coming layoffs. Previously, my ranking had me safe while my lower ranked co-workers were 2 grades below me.  Heck, they never provided enough information to do my job. After the transfer, the people just played with me. First I was given a desk and assigned to be someone’s understudy. She was hardly interested in training me. She seemed to want to prove something. I never did figure out what the deal was, but if I asked a question about processes, she got pretty upset. I suspect she felt threatened. Or vindictive. It could have been a race thing just as easily as it could have been an unwillingness to do her job. She enjoyed walking around introducing me to her personal friends but was disinterested in transferring knowledge as she’d been assigned.

At first, I had a normal desk amidst the group, but suddenly that was taken away. I was moved to a back table terminal of sorts. My workspace consisted of a computer terminal with room for a cup of coffee to the right of my keyboard and about 10 inches of a shared table top to the left. I guess it would be tolerated if others had the same kind of space, but it was just me in a room of many others. The weird thing about it was the location was next to the community coffee pot, so all kinds of people stopped to talk — including several managers. My manager didn’t like that one bit!!! Plus, I knew people in several other parts of the company who gave me great information.

The point is not the whining about a crap job with decent pay and benefits. I was glad for the stability but hated the job. Layoffs were coming but I wanted a transfer to where I’d worked in earlier days with good people with whom a mutual respect was shared. The point is the Healing Insights that hit me today.

The Signs of Energetic Combat

I suddenly saw that the woman who was assigned to train me and get me up to speed was purely focused on making me miserable. It was combat for her. I wonder.. can it be a war if one side doesn’t acknowledge the battle? It was the energetics that mattered. The world as I saw it should be collaborative, and it wasn’t. In that case, it was likely fueled by racial tension — black woman against white woman. And yes! It happens. But again, what matters is that we understand the energy behind it and do everything possible to keep ourselves free of the energetics involved.

When things go wrong, when everything has this odd feeling of ‘what the heck is really going on here’ and you start to feel crazy… it’s often not about you. It’s often an energetic thing. You feel it but you can’t put your finger on exactly what it is. You just know. It’s an empath thing. Being an Empath means you literally feel the energy around you. In those old days, I thought mind would win over emotion. I got that mindset from my Dad. But in reality — it was a bad energy and a bad gig. And Logic was telling me something completely opposite of my inner knowing. When your inner being screams opposite what logic indicates, listen up. 

It was a lesson of sorts. Today, I see that in each weird circumstance, there was an energy left over from it. Had I understood energetics and healing then, I would have found ways to protect my being from their toxicity. I would have also found ways to remove all residual energetics from my being before ever moving on. It’s not just in the mind — somehow the stress and tension of these weirdly invasive energies stays until we become aware, and choose to heal.

We Can’t Force the Healing … and Great Jobs Come and Go

I’ve had many great jobs. Life didn’t stop with this crazy situation. But from that moment, things were always kind of off. Today… Today… I get the healing insight that can change everything. That’s why the inner work is essential and deep.We never really know what we submerged until we are ready to heal from it. That’s the other big Healing Insight. We can’t force the healing. And when we recognize the energetic chords, we can remove them!

The good jobs were there. I had one manager who always challenged me to be better and gave me great guidance. Another boss welcomed ideas, wanted his staff to come up with solutions, and had no patience for those who sat back and waited to be told what to do.

Move Through Resistance

As we move through our resistance to true wealth, we end up seeing things differently. This morning, I was hit with a realization. For all of the good in my life, for all the wonderful people, places, things, accomplishments, there were many points where I could have used healing energetic knowledge to protect me from the toxic people who played me. Simple. I didn’t know. And I’m only now understanding that even these ancient experiences can leave threads of a connection — until we heal the energetic boundaries. And then…good things return, life is restored, abundance flows once more.

Healing Insights

Healing Messages: Come when you are ready

The messages come when we are ready to receive them.

As a life coach, I can help people raise their vibration, become aware, and tap into their inner wisdom.

As an integrative health coach, I can bring you to this space of healthy insights that guide you to your true wealth.

http://www.ramblinlambwellness.com is where the health coaching starts. We work together and make it easy and fun.

Attraction Action and effortless ease

Attraction Action isn’t about doing. It’s about being. It’s about focusing on joy, on happiness, on things that make us feel alive. All this talk of the Law of Attraction seems kind of silly in that we all inherently KNOW what makes us happy is what is supposed to be good. And if we find things that bring joy – that sense of vibrancy, we are called to pursue them. The Attraction Action is about inaction. Or inattention. For if we simply focus on what feels healthy and good and makes us smile then we are already focused on the Law of Attraction. Yes?

Attraction Action

Attraction Action: Effortless Ease can be real

Is not the Law of Attraction really about mind management? In my NLP training we focus on reprogramming the brain. We learned techniques to rewire the brain as if it was the great communications center that programs our being. Reframing beliefs means resetting. I’ve overcome much by doing just that. But the money thing? Somehow, it didn’t fall into the Laws. Why?

Other people told me things that I failed to recognize as ‘their blocks’ but that they weren’t mine. I took it on. When a job that I hated went away, instead of feeling excited about all the new opportunities, I heard the shaming and felt bad. That feeling bad led to FUD. Instead of using the Attraction Action plan, I used the FUD plan. I blocked my energy field with my own inner fight against believing their fears. Their fears became my own.

Focus on things that feel good and leave the rest out of the equation!!!!

I know when that stopped for me. So how does one block out the family patterns of negativity and return to what feels good?

They return to thoughts of happiness flowing such as dancing. Such as being. Such as just living life in ways that are filled with joy. It matters not that things aren’t what you want today. What matters is how you stay focused on the truth. The truth of who you are. The truth of what you want. The truth!

Things stop working for me when I let other people’s stinking thinking, negative “you can’ts, you aren’t good enoughs, or you aren’t qualifieds, or you just aren’t enoughs” or worse — ” you just aren’t welcome here” into my thoughts. And if one thought like that leads to blockage and then I hear over and over other people saying same things…I block up the flow.

If I understand the Law of Attraction correctly, it does not matter what has happened in the past. What matters is that I continue to focus on joy now. I continue to feed and nurture myself with thoughts of abundance now. I nurture the notion that there is gold dust everywhere for me and I am open to receive.

That’s the Attraction Action.
It does not mean inaction. It’s actually a lot of work. And the more I work on this, the better I feel The more you work on this the better you feel. The better you feel, the better life gets.
It does not mean do nothing and expect the world to be handed to you. It means do what you feel called to do and do it with mindfulness of spirit. Mindfulness of seeking, seeing, and receiving opportunities.

The Attraction Action is not just stupidly walking around being happy. It’s not empty words of encouragement to others. It’s finding that point of attraction magic where you are warm and you share your warmth with others. That is the Attraction Action — the warm light of hope, the warm light of happy confidence where you dance with life and feel vibrant and empowered. It does not come from hot air like over confidence. It comes from nurturing yourself into truly believing with unshakable love for yourself that you can, you will, you are!

Yes, we are in a transitory place. The economy is the economy. Our age is our age. We can’t fight that. What we can do is practice the Attraction Action.
And you know what? It’s not really about money at all.  It’s about true wealth.

A friend introduced me to an author and in the first few pages, I was glued. This work made the whole Law of Attraction both clear and unnecessary. I love listening to the work, but in Ms. Ponder’s writing came a different kind of clarity.

Good Vibrations – Attraction Good

Raising Your Vibe. Good Vibrations.

5 Great Ways to Raise Your Good Vibration

It’s not a new concept. Way back in the dark ages of the 70’s, my attorney cousin from LA talked about Vibes! Ellen was the happiest, kindest, and least likely to fall into the darkness of anyone I’ve ever met. She was just that happy lady who wanted to help people. She’s the first person whom I heard this from decades ago. I thought it was an LA thing.

The positivity movement has resurged. When people talk about Raising Your Vibration they are simply saying get those Good Vibrations humming along. It’s not just pollyanna positive, and not just a law of attraction theory. It’s the way to build happiness and attract good – lots of good. Some people masterfully raise their vibrations.. others use it to do harm and don’t even know it.

We all want to feel vibrant, happy, healthy, and positive.  Right? We know unconsciously that the way to do that is to combine several techniques.
I’m going to share the good, the bad, and the iffy. And I’m going to post links to some of the books that make a difference. There is a lot of whack out there. And I’ll reinforce the good and help you avoid the whack.

How do we ensure we are amping up our vibrations? How is easy. Why is the question? And when you learn these simple tricks, you can master your good vibrations.
Why do we even care?

you can change everything good vibrations to attract good

Energetic Boundaries by Cyndi Dale

Well, we care because we want to protect ourselves from negative energy. Failing to do so ultimately harms our internal boundaries – the ones that we don’t consciously think about. These are the ones that snag on little entrails of other people’s emotional claws. In the book Energetic Boundaries, the concept becomes clear. We must heal our energy boundaries in order to become free of the entanglements and unwanted hooks others put upon us — things that we accepted at some point are no longer working.

INVISIBLE POWER POSITIONS
We do this in 5  key ways. We make conscious what previously was an unconscious action. We learn to listen to our inner stillness. We come to know. We ask ourselves and listen for the answers. We know intuitively what to do if we turn in.

1: Foods – Eating for what you want – a high vibration, means eating foods that lighten and uplift you. Not diet foods, but foods that reach for the sky. Superfoods. Nutrient Dense, Colorful, high fiber, lower carb, and no sugar, no fake foods.  Sure we want to indulge, but when you do the 9010 program of eating, you naturally raise your body to a higher vibration. Eating better attracts all kinds of good. You know this. You know that when you clean up your diet, cut out the low fiber, no nutrient white foods, you feel lighter. You know that by simply cutting out heavy fatty foods you suddenly feel more energized. And you know that when you get rid of the sugary stuff, you have a steadier energy flow all day long.

A powerful book I picked up while in nutrition school crystallized my belief that food energy is not just the nutrients but how the food source was nurtured, raised, and processed. Steve Gagner goes into it deeply in his book, Food Energetics.

2: Activities – This one is simple. The more you move, the more energy you have. The more energy you feel, the more you do. This is step one in raising your vibrations. Good vibrations hum about you and other people feel it. You feel better. They feel good about you. That’s good vibrations.  And balancing this with calm is so important. I know. I can be absolutely energized to the point I walk in a room and heads turn. I’m not doing anything but feeling good and happy. What they feel is an energetic pull. It frightens some.  I eventually learned to find a balance. In part, seeking your tribe of movers helps with this one. It’s hard to maintain that high activity vibe when your friends want to sit and smoke and feast on crap food. So seek out your tribal dancers and get up offa that thang.  yeah, James Brown had it going on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_uNMy20qAI

3: Powerful Choices – Ok this is tricky. Choices make the difference. Do you feel down some days? Feel hopeless, unworthy, unloved? Do you dwell on the past? Do you find yourself remorseful? I wasted far too much time grieving for what was never to be. I wanted what I couldn’t have and it was out of my control. But I loved them so much, I kept trying to figure out what I did that was so wrong — and there was nothing! CHOICES — POWERFUL CHOICES are the turning points. And when you CHOOSE POWERFULLY — you infuse yourself with a higher vibrational tuning.

4: Attentions – what you resist persists. Please give yourself a break. If you are constantly fighting something that keeps showing up in your conscience, address it. Don’t hide.There is a message there. But don’t obsess either. What you pour your attention on is what you bring to you. For example, when you focus on what you want – a job, a man, a new car — everything you see is filtered by that want. So when you focus on what you don’t want, that also becomes what you see.  I’m all for attending to stuff, and not ignoring the stinking thinking. It comes from somewhere, so it’s good to root it out. If you kill the top flower of a week, the root keeps growing. So while tending the garden of you, you have to keep an eye on the results you want and be willing to get rid of what you don’t. When you pull out the roots, they no longer grow. That’s freedom!

5: Intentions – Be clear here. What you intend must be aligned with you. You must find the way to hold your intentions in your heart-center, and know that while some things take time, all things are available when we are aligned with our intentions. My intention right now is to reset, to restart, to find the answer to How Can I Retire and Make a LOT of Money with much less effort? That’s where I am. I’m intending to find solutions. The Intention Experiment is a juicy look into setting your intentions clearly. And many thanks to my friend, Mark Andersen for sending this to me. Such a nice gift from a good friend.

This morning, as I again revised a resume to pitch to another employer how great I think I am, I ran into an audio on Monster.com.  It’s not just another how to make money book pitch. It’s a lady who shares how she constantly struggled and then ultimately reclaimed her right to win and be bold.
Right there on Monster was a talk and an idea: Believe in your self. Be a Bad Ass. You are a Badass. So be one with it. And quickly, I picked up two books:

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Why is any of this important? Why can’t we just go through life, living it on life’s terms? Why does intentionally raising our vibration even matter? Well, it matters because if you become the one people dump their story on when they are down but they run away when you are down, you are somehow letting them steal your energy. It became essential to me to re-establish and heal energetic boundaries. And then I had to reclaim my intentions. If you are a sensitive, an empath, a healer or even a caregiver, you know some of this. You just do. Turn inward, tap in, and see if it resonates.

It’s not that I want to start completely over. If I did, I’d be throwing away what I hold near and dear. ME. The ME I worked so hard to cultivate. The ME that had to accept what is in order to create what would be the new me. Failure wasn’t the issue. Rejection by loved ones was. I had to fight back from nothing into something and that included restoring the real me. The challenge is to maintain good vibrations while I swim through the challenging upstream of relaunching. The hard part is the rocks and boulders I encounter, and the easy part is to keep focusing on raising my good vibrations so that I bump up against but don’t bruise me.

That’s why I know. I know how hard it can be. I know that when CS called me and said: “You just aren’t happy enough for me. I’m letting you go” It wasn’t about me. And it still hurt. I hadn’t hired her. I said something she took wrong. And she judged me.  Fine enough. For I know this was the same woman who cried rivers on my shoulder about her crappy family stuff. I knew too that there was some truth to it for life was giving me a lesson and I’d not found the solutions yet. Beware the trolls! They sneak up on you, say something, and you have to be strong enough to take what you like and leave the rest.  Or leave it all. 🙂

The IFFY STUFF:
And that’s where the iffy stuff comes in. You can raise your good vibrations on your own. You don’t need a guru. You can get those Good Vibrations in so many ways. There is so much on this planet for us. But we must watch out for self-proclaimed guru’s who take our money while building their dreams of false lies and misperceptions. It’s sometimes cult like attractions.
I just tested this out. I have a lot of knowledge and experience. But someone offered a cheap online coaching thing that sounded fun. Lady offered dirt cheap coaching in a group. I may have been seeking synergy and friends, but after 45 days of so called online coaching, I knew they were not of my tribe. The pattern was clear. On day 40 she stopped doing her daily stuff and was promoting gently her next class – which of course was 3 x the price. The promise is an intangible feel good storyline and the offer is I can help you blah blah blah. If you accept, you pay to play, she tells you what she thinks, and you either get what you came for or you don’t. The results don’t last long so the coach hopes you go back for more.

“I hurt – they say they have answers – I feel better for a minute – then they are asking for more and more money – I’m not so sure anymore – one more class — then another – then wtf am I doing here!@”

Yeah — be your own guru. And if you want some help learning to do that, of course, I can help you. I’m not a guru. I’m not a saint. And a lot of self-proclaimed guru’s get really angry at me when I dare to share what I know. I’m not a threat to them, but they feel something challenging about me. It must be because I teach my clients and myself to tap into their own inner wisdom.

 

Hearts Line

Hearts Line – Telling friends what was going on meant laying our hearts on the line. Living with the unknown, knowing a chronic illness was sucking the life out of us both — it was too much to bear. Hearts Line is about loving  the line of life with a chronic illness. Hearts Line. It’s what carries us forward. 

2 years ago – Crowd Funding – Honesty and Fear
We became transparent. We told the truth. Chronic Illness was killing us. We had few options. 

Was it worth it? I often wonder. 

Like the first little bloom -- fighting our way through the cold and dark ..

Like the first little bloom — fighting our way through the cold and dark ..

After 13 years of chronic illness, some years better than others, but a constant chasing the dragon, I know it was worth it. Knowing the dragon by name, calming it’s flames, and constantly seeking ways to survive with its crazy constant surprises .. it means we live with a dragon. Better the beast you know, right?  We’d chased doctors for 13 years. From the day after my Dad died until today, Rick’s fought this demon and it’s invisible, unkind, unpredictable, and constantly changing and challenging.

12 Step Principles applied to daily life with a chronic illness such as CFS / ME 

This CFS / ME is worse than dealing with an addiction. There is no beverage or substance to blame.
And yet, without the tools of the program, there is no surviving this.  The first principle I had to repeat daily was that I didn’t cause it, I can’t control it, and I can’t cure it.  It’s so important. Remembering this meant sanity. It meant I was not in charge of his recovery, I could help, I could guide, but ultimately, it’s not in our control. 
The 3s:
The three c’s are as important in chronic illness as they are in accepting an addiction.  So are the three A’s — Awareness, Acceptance and then Action. Until these are grasped, there is no serenity, no mindful awareness, no appropriate and timely action. Rushing into solutions can often cause more problems.

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Peace – The Greatest Gift of All

Peace! The Greatest Gift of ALL

Peace. Seek Peace. Be the stillness. Be at Peace. Calm the waters of your mind. Find peace and then visualize.

Years back when my soul journey began in earnest, there was a popular song titled The Greatest Love of All.  I challenge you now — to revise that old line to The Greatest Gift of All — for it is in Peace that we find everything we need. EVERYTHING. I’ve asked myself for years now: What is really in the way of getting results. Whether it is finding a job, lining up enough clients, monetizing my website, getting help for my hubby, selling, buying, staying sane, having fun, keeping any momentum on anything….the ONE KEY to it all is PEACE.

Peace on Mt. Erie - a magical morning

Peace brings a calm clarity leading to effective action.  This is a magical Sunrise at Mt. Erie, WA

It is obvious to me that the last 9 years of caregiving have made Peace rather elusive and results even less stellar.  So many big things. You know that list of high stressors? That list of the biggest stressors in life? When you have nearly all of them on your plate and the world seems to be saying “Let’s just see how much you can take, little lady”, all you can do is keep going and keep juggling. Until instead of dropping a ball, you just sit down and bawl. Still, there must be a solution… Read More→

Goal Setting or Effective Action

Goal Setting Day 2016.

January 1, 2016. It’s almost here. The big day when we all start talking about Goal Setting and New Years Resolutions. Do you still do it? Publicly claim your new year’s resolution?  Goal Setting or Effective Action Planning — introducing a new way to change your mindset and really achieve results

I propose you do it differently this year. Make it an Effective Action Map — a circular process that takes you from dream to vision, to obliterating the blocks, to asking solution based questions, identifying what is in your toolkit, creating an effective plan, taking action, knowing how you will feel when you reach you have achieved, and finally celebrating your success.  

It matters not how big or how small the goal is. What matters is that you learn this strategy for acheiving real results.  

On my new page,  I demonstrate the value of circular mapping to success.  Take a look. I’d love to hear what you think. I know it looks like a fun diagram, but I am proof that it works. 

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Mindful Manifestation: THINK

Mindful Manifestation: THINK  

It’s not about whether you can or whether you deserve. WE all deserve the best.  We all have talents and skills and can learn new ways. When people start reading about manifesting more, they are really saying they want to change. They want to grow. They want better. Right?  

Your thinking is what needs to change! Mindful Manifesting is about how you retrain your brain is where you begin. Letting go isn’t simply blocking and stuffing old emotions. In NLP, we teach reframing. My favorite exercise was so powerful my colleagues were concerned.  The exercise changed me forever.

It’s a matter of reframing the past to create a better future. 
Get yourself into a deeply relaxing state. In your mind’s eye, you begin to walk along a golden pathway, walking towards the new view.  The pathway is lined with a purple shoulder and you gently release  all that no longer serves you: memories, beliefs, people… everything that you wish to leave behind as you climb the golden street up to your viewtop castle.  As you climb higher, you feel lighter. As you take each step, you see and begin to feel that you are now free to manifest all that you want. Begin to see yourself as you will be when you reach your goals. Begin to embrace the new, lighter you.
Feel the grace as you leave behind those things that no longer serve. If they are people, let them go with love and tenderness. If it is a mindset of lack, thank it for protecting you, and tell it that you no longer need it’s protection. If it’s a tangible thing, thank it for it’s service.  Love these things you are letting go, and thank them, and say goodbye. For it is time to welcome the new you.  And you now thank these things for their service and also thank them for being willing to let go of you. You’ve now made room for your new life; your new way.  So you gently return to the present moment, knowing this is real. 

It’s all in how you think and perceive. 

 My friend and mentor, Amanda Moxley, talks often about getting over your many drama.  Amanda likes to say “Just f’n Do It”  and she’s right. JFDI  is the mantra I used to use to drive myself forward and sometimes drive everybody else crazy.  That is because this is because I pushed and pushed and pushed even harder. I didn’t slow down, I didn’t freeze, I didn’t look at the blocks that needed to be busted apart, smashed to smithereens and obliterated in my mind.  

We used to say if you can if you can see it, and you can believe it, then you can achieve it.   I had trouble believing for years.  sometimes I still do.  The thing is, we all have internal blocks & mental stuff that  needs either releasing or revising before we can ever reach our brilliant and beautiful true self.  And to reach our brilliance, we must find the way to release in order to receive. 

The GOLDEN KEY is daily insurgence  of mindfully choosing what we put in our minds.  We must read about success, about transformation, about allowing ourselves to receive. We must read about real people and how they managed to elevate their beliefs. It is a daily focus on some simple yet powerful things: 

What you fill your mind with becomes what you attract.  Drastic Measures are called for. What you read and what you watch on tv and movies enters your sub conscious. You must watch and read about inspiring things, not death and murder. Turn off the TV and Don’t Read the News.  Focus on prosperity, manifesting, attracting that which you want.  Rewiring your Self-Belief system

Books and Videos – Daily reading of classics and new thought on manifesting

Daily Meditation

Forgiveness – of self and others

God Consciousness infused into everything

Creative Visualization

Healing Your Money Drama 

Heal Your Inner Child and Outsource the Babysitter

Power Foods and Nutrition 

Daily Fitness

Getting Over Your Addictions — this is a big one. You can’t own your success while you practice your downfall. Too many fail because they fail to recover the lost soul. 

Yeah – it sounds like a lot of work, doesn’t it?  But one chunk at a time is all you have to focus on.  Just one chunk at a time. 

Compile your own power book list.  

Compile your own daily meditation focus points.

Start every day with a deep connection to the universal truth: You are loved. God is love and you are loved. 

The Story on your Bookshelf: Transitions

Just wrote and submitted this article. It may be self healing, but I think it is more self-revealing of where I need to go. It’s about the messages on your bookshelf. I just packed up four boxes of books. Books that led and taught me well, but no longer hold deep meaning. Books are telling my story — as yours will tell yours. What is boxed is categorized:  Business and Project Management, Technical, Religious, Accounting and Finance, and a few odds and ends.  What is left is a story all of it’s own. The shelving looks clean and tidy. The books I’ll keep are clearly marked, but I haven’t re-read them. I think I will, but I probably won’t.  

The Story on your Bookshelf: Transitions tells about how to read the past, find the story and link the golden thread of past to a new now. 

These books tell of my travels – maybe my travesties too. For I was one that started out with a clear focus. It was great at first. I thrived on the concept of growing up in corporate offices where surely my diligent effort, ambition, and business acumen would carry me far.  What I learned over the first 15 years was not what I planned on learning. What I learned over the next 20 was more revealing. As we mature, we come to own – to know who we really are. For some – it’s easy. For me, I must have spent the first segments of life trying on many hats because none really fit. It was like those brand new saddle shoes that Mom made me wear. They were never comfortable until they were old and worn out — and then I had to buy new ones.  Trying to figure out who you are is not easy when constantly trying to fit another woman’s shoes.  

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Books On Your Shelf

BooksontheShelf  is a little article – a quick read that inspires and ignites your personal journey message. For me – it was a long journey that only I could take. No one could steer as they had not walked this road. Your path/ It’s all yours.  But I can guide you based on how I guided myself. 

The message is clear. The path not so much. But bushwacking takes far too much energy.  At transition points along our pathways, we must look at the map. Sometimes that map takes us backwards at first. If we look at where we started, we can see more clearly than if we just meander about at various stopgaps. 

But when we listen to the message, when we really listen carefully, we hear our own songs. 

What’s your message telling you? 

Listen closely. Your soul wants to have a word with your heart. Your mind wants to stop working so hard and let your soul guide you for a change. 

I grew up hearing ‘plan your work and work your plan’ but no one taught me what to do when the universe had plans greater than mine. No one taught me to listen to my heart. You can’t teach what you don’t know.  I learned. It wasn’t easy. It wasn’t profitable either. But I had to learn. It was my life lesson. 

What is calling to you now? What is it you are trying so hard to ignore, but it keeps showing up in your face?  
Each of us has our own uniquely beautiful answer. What is yours? 

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