If we finally put an end to the prejudices and persecutions that have caused so much bloodshed and suffering, we have to leave behind cultural traditions that justify violence and abuse in the foundational relations between parents and children and between women and men. The acceptance of these violations provides a model for accepting human rights abuses across the board.
Riane Eisler “The Power of Partnership”
There is no reason for us to hurt another in any regard. The unrest of the world is a reflection of our own unrest. Take a look at your life and notice where you could be at peace. Take one small step today to increase your own inner peace. Have faith that this action will add to universal peace.
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“If you try to view yourself through the lenses that others offer you, all you will see are distortions; your own light and beauty will become blurred, awkward, and ugly. Your sense of inner beauty has to remain a very private thing.”
John O’Donohue “Anam Cara”
We all hold a unique and distinct inner beauty that others do not always understand. Be sure to view yourself through your own lens as you receive signs and messages and important information from your inner life. Never be too proud to reject feedback but do so selectively.
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Stop glorifying being busy long enough to slow down, feel your body, and live a much healthier, creative and inspired life. When you are not overbooked and pushing to prove yourself, you allow yourself to live in the moment and life becomes invigorating and exciting. For years our cultures have encouraged us to rush and to push to produce.
Recently I’ve taken more than my usual time for reflection and contemplation as I was starting to notice that I falling into the glorification of busy syndrome.
Over the past couple of months I have totally reevaluated my next steps and created a far more relaxed set of intentions for the year. I’ve begun to turn more inward towards my intuition for answers and next steps. I’m making more time for reflections, nature and to notice my natural rhythm.
- Where are you spinning out in business or life?
- What needs to happen for you to take more time for you, nature and inner listening?
I’m hosting a mini retreat to address these issues and would love for you to join me in April.
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The only way to powerfully achieve what you set out to do is to create a clear vision for business and life. This vision will serve as a guide for you to grow into what’s next. Your vision also helps you communicate to others what you intend to create. The art of creating has a clear metaphysical rule which is “if you can believe it you can achieve it”.
For many women, their business is a reflection of some aspect of their talents, gifts and values. In this case it easy for them to communicate about their business because their heart is in it. I truly believe that we need to create our life so that we live with our gifts and values at the forefront with a clear vision for both how we want to live our live and create our businesses.
I’ve created a few questions for you to answer below that I believe will help you connect more deeply with what you offer in business or your work life and will most likely connect you more strongly with what you offer in the world.
- What is the greatest value your business provides others?
- What is the greatest joy your business provides you?
- What is the greatest wish you have for your business?
- What is the vision you hold for your business going forward in the next year?
I strongly believe that we need to re-enliven our connection to our business on a regular basis.
Did you get any new insights or revelations from answering these questions? Please let me know.
Take good care and remember to take time for you.
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Is Your Life Full Of Simplicity, Order, Harmony, Beauty And Joy?
Wonder what would be different if they were?
“Simplicity, order, harmony, beauty and joy – all the other principles that can transform your life will not blossom and flourish without gratitude.”
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Photo By: Olga Lyubkin
I suggest that we all make sure we build gratitude into each day. Consider making it a daily practice. Let’s start together today. I agree full heartedly with Sarah.
The qualities that she mentions in the quote above are at the top of my mind these days. Simplicity has become a good friend as I have noticed I have a tendency to over complicate things. Order – gives me freedom from chaos and more clarity.
Beauty and joy are at the center of my every day. I am realizing how important it is to consistently notice how ever present beauty is in our day. Joy is a choice –again, available to us every day if we take the time to clear disharmony and to invite joy in.
Harmony is the quality that brings peace and has a pleasing effect in our lives.
It is a quality that I have been paying a lot of attention to these days. I have been noticing that both me and the good earth are crying for greater harmony. Mother earth has been thrown off balance. In many ways we live off her yet separate from her. When she is off balance we are all off balance.
In the stream of consciousness that I am sharing with you here– I feel a distinct desire to return to gratitude. Gratitude is where we become conscious of these gifts and is a resting place for us to pay reverence and to root them more deeply in our life. Always remember- each day – to find time to rest – in gratitude. The rewards are huge.
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Three Essential Qualities needed when manifesting include: endurance, commitment, and diligence. Are they present daily in your life?
“The ability to endure is probably the most important ingredient in realizing personal success, in business as well as in other areas of our lives. All too often, we resolve to exercise regularly, lose weight, spend more time with our family and eat more nutritiously. But all too often that commitment is forgotten, because over the long haul we fail to demonstrate the endurance needed to reach our goal…”
John Marks Templeton, “Discovering the Laws of Life”
What we do must be important to us. We must have personal buy in or the things we say we want to accomplish –simply will not be accomplished. Once we know what we honestly value- the act of achieving it becomes truly possible. It is with ourselves that we must be honest. We are now well into the New Year –time to get real! Notice what you have committed to in your life- are you living it? If not start today!
What we truly value and what we are committed to naturally shows up in our life- often without struggle- and with ease. The old saying holds true in this case- “where we place our attention/intention – energy follows”. Also remember endurance, diligence and having a focused commitment are all key to successful manifesting
So let’s get started. Answer the below questions and see how ready you are to manifest something great:
- What is it that you want to create/manifest?
- Are you ready to call this intention/manifestation in daily for 3 months? (In your prayers, verbally stating it in a ritual or any way that suits you).
- Can you create small steps or actions to make it real?
- When wobbly or in doubt- or strong and invigorated- can you stay diligent with endurance? ( hint: there may be many tests along the way- stay strong the rewards may be huge)!
- Check in regularly to see if you are truly committed…update the creation you envision as needed but stay true to its creation.
- Do not be a lone cowgirl- get support. When we help each other much more gets created.
To regular and new readers:
You may remember when we were winding down 2014 together-and we started to look towards 2015? Many of us stated a clear doable intention for this year. Well we are now here…how is it going? I would love to hear. If you were not with us then – start now and let me know what yours is. I am happy to be your witness.
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“When we know about our ancestors, when we sense them as living and as supporting us, then we feel connected to the genetic life-stream, and we draw strength and nourishment from this.”
Philip Carr-Gomm “The Druid Tradition”
Theoretically, we each have two parents, four grandparents, eight great-grandparents, and so on, back in time. In practice, though, if each person alive continued that exponential progression for, say, thirty generations, we would come up with more people than were on earth at that time. Genealogists tell us that if we each went back about seventeen generations, we would find many family relationships between ourselves and people of our acquaintance. It follows, then, that we are all intimately related to each other, that our personal ancestors are shared with many thousands of people alive today.
I love our Celtic way of thinking as it naturally encourages the Laws of Interconnectedness. The word interconnectedness has become almost a cliché these days as we look at the news and see how the markets are. The same is true of the web of life. I believe that our ancestors hold nuggets of wisdom that are important for us to understand at this time. What do you know about your ancestry? Does a family member have a particularly important message for you? Begin to listen. The web of life is precious and we are all interconnected. Is there an ancestor that comes to mind that may have specific guidance or support for you…today?
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