After many conversations with women –to get a better sense for what most of us need most today to be fulfilled, to contribute, to shine and to make a difference in this world ( which women really love to do)……it has become very clear to us that:
v We all have a very special reason that we are here in this world
v When we know this reason and incorporate it into our every day—our life comes alive and we contribute at a much higher level and are much happier doing so.
v We also become more excited about our life because it –all of a sudden has a deeper meaning
v We can measure our day and life against something greater than us and OUR needs (narcissism is becoming passé).
v Life becomes VERY interesting.
In the research for the book the ability for women to make a meaningful contribution to the world she lives in showed up consistently –as a high value for women. When we are giving, caring and overlooking the needs of “the whole”- all- we are most happy.
For these reasons we have designed our new tele- course Divine Destiny- Live Your Calling: Come Alive! We have created a very simple 2 session process to guide you to really know why you are here and how to really start living and contributing NOW. The world really needs you!
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I believe each of us is here to create an impact and to effect change. As I make the year trip to Ireland and England I have asking myself what is the deepest meaning for my life. We all need to do this now and then.
I also believe there has never been a time on this planet where there are more openings and opportunities for us to show up and make a contribution. I suggest that if you are interested in creating a life of contribution and meaning that you answer this question.
· How well do you know yourself? (Are there external voices and influences confusing you?)
· What do you now need to create in your life?
· Are you committed to taking your life to the next level? If so, what does that look like? If not, what’s stopping you?
Let me know if you want to speak with me about why you are here… it would be a joy for me.
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As I sit here in peace with the sun shining through the French Pane glass door that leads to my patio I watch the sun light up the antique table cloth on the table before me. I watch the white roses light up with sunlight flowing through them. The blue sky outside reaches in and I feel content. I am learning that my contentment is a choice- fueled by my commitment to be grateful and to live an awake and conscious life. I am realizing that my senses guide me in each moment of life and they allow me to take in and receive all the beauty round me.
I have made the decision to be a vehicle or a reed in the vast waters of life. I am deciding to allow joy to flow through me. I am deciding to listen deeply and then to follow the golden thread. I trust the road ahead with all its twists and turns. For I know something much bigger than me is driving. I am awake making choices as they arise – staying present.
Much of my contemplation these days has been on my own inner journey to Awakened Consciousness.
v Where am I on my path?
v Where can I live my beliefs more deeply?
v What is next?
I am living my dream the very dream that I have set out to create- spending the year in Ireland and England – launching my work here
Stay tuned. I will be sharing more on this and on ways to join me on the small group journey weekly.
Blessings and gratitude to you.
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Sometimes we slip into playing and living in a much smaller and safer way than we are really here and capable of living. The key to moving beyond this place is to get conscious and to begin to really live the life we most desire. For many of us this desire may feel distant or faraway or perhaps we have been there but lost our way and need to regroup. We often get cues or hints in or daily life that gets us thinking – am I happy , is this life really working for me? Some of us freeze like Bambi in headlights when we hear these messages and stay small- as change can be uncertain and staying where we are seems safer. Some of us reach overwhelm and question our whole life, its meaning and purpose. We all get a moment of pause that allows us to question how we are really living life.
When we are being called forward to live more consciously we usually:
Ø Get a niggling feeling that something is not right…that we are not fulfilled
Ø Experience a reoccurring sense that there is more to life than the way I am now living.
Ø Or get another sign in a way we are used to receiving information
Always listen to these cues because they provide invaluable opportunities and subtle openings for change and lasting success.
Recently I realized that I had a lot on my plate and that my priorities and my ability to accomplish what I needed to accomplish while still loving my life was becoming a challenge. I had one of those niggling feeling that something was not right. I had to stop- slow down – listen – take the bull by the horns and reprioritize my days based on what I truly desired most- that aligned with what I value most.
So where does getting VERY clear on our desires enter into the picture?
What we desire is central to designing a life of success and meaning. When you understand your deepest desire (and have tested it to see if it is linked with your highest reason for being here -your destiny) your life will take on a new rich meaning- fulfillment will be central to your every day. You then know that you are on the path to a life well lived.
Let’s get practical here is the roadmap I have used to anchor my deepest desires and values in my day and to measure- daily- how I am doing:
Ø First be clear about your dream– what do you really want to accomplish (be it in your life or a given month- the art here is clarity about what you want!
Ø Next, take small measurable steps to build more of this dream into your day (find a teacher or mentor who has already accomplished it, research about it – to build understanding. Do whatever you can to make it real.
Ø See yourself already there- picture yourself living or accomplishing this great desire ( it really helps to take the distance and blocks away). As you become more comfortable and familiar with the desire it slowly becomes apart of your world.
Ø Notice coincidences and synchronicities….these are gold dust. Every day here are signs, messages and intuitive knowledge available to us. We must be proactive and invite this wisdom in and use it.
Ø Close each day with a review of what was wonderful about the day and aligned your day actually was with your greatest desires and values. We are living in an era where great consciousness is needed. Be very conscious and very intentional.
These days that we are living in are absolutely amazing. We have many choices available to us each day. Live life fully. It is your choice.
Let me know if I can be of help. I am committed to your success- your success from the inside out!
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There has been much conversation concerning how women and men speak different languages and look at things differently. When researching my book, “Awakening The Essential Feminine: Claiming Your Influential Power” I learned that there really is a feminine perspective informed by specific attributes, gifts and talents. Our brain biology; socialization and whole perspective is different. Our sisters the suffragettes created an opening where our voices could be heard. Our later sisters fought for the Equal Rights Amendment which moved us towards an equal footing in business and finance. Today we face the next movement. This is the movement to claim and fully live our Essential Feminine.
Often women’s confidence is shaken because we don’t fully understand or claim these natural gifts. For many women they have been convinced that these gifts are inferior aspects of being. For us to gain confidence in this world, we first need to “know thyself”. Once we know ourselves, we then need to believe in ourselves and allow ourselves the opportunity to fully express the amazing beings that we are. If your confidence has ever been shattered, stand back and rebuild it. Bring yourself to the company of other women who can serve as models or guides. If you have strong confidence, look at a sister who does not and guide her. Point out what is amazing in her. If she is young, support her to understand the unique and special meaning of her life. Confidence prevails when we are deeply aware of our meaning.
Sometimes we just need support and clarity to see our own power and strength. You are unique and greatly needed in this world. Be sure to learn your strengths and to fully show up.
PS- let me know if I can be of help- http://www.maureensimonconsulting.com/#!life-activation/c1m17
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These times are great times if we stay wide awake and ride the wild horse- called -life with a sense of adventure. You have so much– so many gifts, talents and you carry great power. Opportunities abound and life can now be easier than ever if you tap into and live from who – you really are.
Take a moment to reflect on wherein your life that there are more openings and opportunities for you. I suggest that if you are interested in creating a life of greater ease and meaning that you answer this question.
· How well do you know yourself? (Are there external voices and influences confusing you?)
· What do you now need to create, allow or invite into your life?
· Are you committed to taking your life to the next level?
· If so, what does that look like?
· If not, what’s stopping you?
· Commit to one small step to move you forward on your path
If you need support- clarifying or creating this new way of being and living…
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“Deep within every life, no matter how dull or ineffectual it may seem from the outside, there is something eternal happening. This is the secret way that change and possibility conspire with growth. John Henry Newman summed this up beautifully when he said, “To grow is to change and to be perfect is to have changed often.” Change, therefore, need not be threatening; it can in fact bring our lives to perfection. Perfection is not cold completion. Neither is it avoidance of risk and danger in order to keep the soul pure or the conscience unclouded. When you are faithful to the risk and ambivalence of growth, you are engaging your life.”
John O’Donohue, Anam Cara
Take a look at your life and notice where you could grow or change at this time. Where can you begin to see areas of stagnation or stuckness as opportunities for growth and the expression of your full potential. It is important not to avoid risk but to be faithful to ambivalence and growth. For it is in these areas of our lives that we become fully expressed and alive.
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