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.
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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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“Everything can be taken from a person but one thing: the last of human freedoms- to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
Victor Frankl was a concentration camp survivor. For him to be the one to teach us that the freedom of our attitude cannot be taken away from us is truly an eye opener. When one reaches the bottom and has the strength to teach about choices and attitude one is truly a Saint. It is true “ Everything can be taken from a person…but one’s attitude.”
When you look at the way you approach life is your attitude a healthy one, and inspiring one? Where could your attitude serve you and all around you in a better way? It is in these moments of contemplation where enlightenment occurs. The world needs us to wake up now and show a light on all is dark.
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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:
➢ Get a niggling feeling that something is not right…that we are not fulfilled
➢ Experience a reoccurring sense that there is more to life than the way I am now living.
➢ 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:
➢ 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!
➢ 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.
➢ 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 a part of your world.
➢ 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.
➢ 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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Last weekend I was a guest on KGO Radio here in the Bay Area! I was discussing Life Force Activation – my new work. Many people have requested the link to the show. Here it is! http://www.maureensimonconsulting.com/#!resources/c1xyd
Women are craving more life force in their day-to-day lives. Maureen Langan and I talked about this in the radio interview. She is a wonderful comedian with a great personality who truly understands women. During the interview she asked me a number of questions about why women need to activate their life force at this time. To me it is very clear that women hold a unique power. Unless we are clear about our gifts and how we want to use them we stagnate and lose energy and power. After launching coaching in the U.K., designing hundreds of businesses with women, writing a book on our feminine attributes and hosting online courses for thousands of women, I can clearly see that the next step is to activate our life force. Interested in learning more? http://www.maureensimonconsulting.com/#!life-activation/c1m17
Let me know if a session would be useful to you.
I’m extending the Life Force Activation session special through June.
Life must be lived well and fully!
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“Explore your own higher altitudes…Nay be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels not of trade but of thought. Every man (woman) is the lord of a realm beside which the earthly empire of the Czar is but a petty state, a hummock left by the ice.”
Henry D. Thoreau “On Man & Nature”
Much of our life is lived in the invisible. We have the option of a conscious spiritual inner life and we can make important life decisions informed from within. And if we chose, we can commit to a deeper – richer inner world. Sit quietly- learn to still your mind. Notice what thoughts and feelings come in. Allow yourself to hear and feel yourself. It is in the higher altitude that you will truly know yourself and your needs and from this knowledge live a rich life of meaning.
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