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“…the future is not fixed.  The other side of the bridge to the future is not an objective, predetermined, static destination.  In reality, it is a moveable object, a set of probabilities, and most important, a karmic consequence of the lives we lived yesterday and the lives we live today.

The bridge to the future is a bridge that moves – and the land to which it is connected moves as well – according to how we walk across the bridge and who we are while we are walking.”

— Marianne Williamson, Editor “Imagine”

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We are the bridge to our futures.  In the lives we live, in the individual choices we make.  We can live in fear of life enhanced by the news media’s gloom and doom reports or we can take small positive steps across the bridge towards a better future.  The choices that we make are very personal and individual.  However, each choice creates the pattern for the life that we live.  Each choice is reflected in the previous choice and the choice to come.

Look backwards to yesterday.  What choices are you living that are the consequences of the past? 

 

Look forward to tomorrow.  What choices do you want to make today that will ripple through and effect your tomorrow?

 

 

Maureen Simon

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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”

Maureen Simon

 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.

Maureen Simon

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Our world seems overwhelmed by chaos.  The problems we face are monumental and interconnected to the rest of the world and we don’t seem to be able to hide our heads under the blankets any longer and have them all go away.  In fact, the only solutions seem to be ones in which we take collaborative action; actions requiring us to put aside our inner fears, our negative approach and to move into unfamiliar waters.

Collaborative action is based in putting aside personal interests and needs for the benefit of a larger goal.  It takes inclusiveness, seeing oneself as part of a larger whole, walking in someone else’s shoes.  These qualities are especially strong in women.  By their very nature they are peace makers, interested in building strong relationships, looking for common bonds and shared interests.  These are just some of the feminine attributes that women possess which we need to rely on to overcome the chaos.

Many women are taking a more powerful stance today.  If you haven’t viewed “Women, War and Peace” yet, be sure to see this amazing documentary showing what women in war torn areas of our world have been doing to change not only their lives but all our lives.  These women are using their attributes in a positive way.  Now is the time for us to realize that these natural attributes, too long overlooked and/or negated, are crucial for positive change today and in the future.  We need to encourage ourselves and our young women to value our feminine perspective.  It is only through the addition of the feminine perspective that we will achieve balance and peace in our world.

Judie Fouchaux

Guest Blogger
http://crosseeyes.blogspot.com/

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In a recent blog posted by Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF in response to the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), she wrote that:

“I feel strongly that the global community is beginning to respond.

Why? Three reasons: a shared sense of urgency, a shared diagnosis of the problems,

and a shared sense that the steps needed in the period ahead are now coming into

focus.”

These three reasons promote change.  If we in ourselves have a sense of urgency concerning a problem, clearly understand what the problem is and the steps needed for change – change can happen.

In our world today, the economic crisis is only one of the chaotic situations that we face.  All around us we are beset by problems in international relations, education, health care, and unemployment – a seemingly overwhelming array.  It’s enough to make you want to get in bed, pull the covers over your head and hide.  That won’t get us through this.

However, all around us there is something else stirring; a force, a movement that like young seedlings making their way into the light is happening.  Women are waking up to their possibilities.

There is definitely an urgency to make change now.  The diagnosis appears to be a great imbalance in the world from years of living from a masculine perspective.  (Aggression, hierarchy in business, etc.)   The steps needed to create that change rely on developing a greater feminine perspective in our lives.  The steps for this to happen, for women to take the lead and to begin to influence now, include discovering who they truly are beneath all the socialization, claiming those attributes and bringing them forth into our world.

Do you feel the urgency?  Share the diagnosis? Are you willing to take the steps, claim your birthright and make a difference?

Judie Fouchaux

Guest Blogger, The Essential Feminine

P.S. For more information on your feminine attributes, see Maureen Simon’s book, “Awakening The Essential Feminine: Claiming Your Influential Power”

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What is the “feminine perspective”?  The feminine perspective is an undiscovered gem.  It is the ability to see from our own unique feminine selves.  If we allow ourselves to claim the parts of us that are unique because of our feminine brain biology, hormones, and our socialization, we begin to see the world through the eyes of the feminine perspective.

When we live from the feminine perspective, we use our natural gifts; our intuition, our verbal ability, our mental flexibility, our collaborative nature, our caring and empathy, etc. to enrich our lives and our world.  These are some of the gifts that make up the new feminine perspective and, when fully claimed, will ignite our lives as we lead a project in business; go to a community meeting; take a political office or care take our children.   By claiming our gifts, and natural rhythms, we gain happiness through the ability to live in an outward-inward integrated life.

In order to know, claim and live these gifts we must reconnect with our deeper self, know ourselves and connect with our rhythms.  That done we are prepared for extraordinary outer success.  Once we have our inner connection combined with an understanding of our natural gifts, we will have built the confidence to be the person we are meant to be.  We can then move towards fulfilling our destiny and our higher meaning.  This is the focus of our hour and a half teleseminar Stand Tall: Claim It All our hour and a half long teleseminar  which will be held once a week over three weeks starting on July 21 continuing on July 28 and ending August 4 each day at 12 noon PDST. You can find out more at www.theessentialfeminine.com.

Maureen J. Simon
Founder and Creative Director
The Essential Feminine™ Company
Author
“Awakening The Essential Feminine: Claiming Your Influential Power”
maureen@theessentialfeminine.com
http://theessentialfeminine.com/shop#living
www.theessentialfeminine.com

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Each day we women make choices that affect the lives of millions.  It’s time to realize our impact on the world and to claim our role in the significant impact we are making. Only, when we claim with strength the power we hold, will we be able to fully live this power in the world.  Sometimes I think others believe more deeply in us than we do in ourselves.

We women deliver so many riches and gems to the world daily and I don’t just mean the midwives.  We deliver joy and hope, protection, care and compassion, intelligent solutions, nurturance and deep relationship building.  For years I’ve been closely watching how CARE, The Hunger Project and Women Deliver have chosen to invest strongly into women and families.   For years the Grameen Foundation,  as well as others, have invested microfinance funds in women with a 97% average return on their loans.  Women are concerned to see prosperity, good health and hope readily shared, as we are the ones who birth life. 

It’s now time to evaluate the choices we are making in our own lives that lead us to be the most we can be. 

 In the upcoming June Essential Feminine Living Room we will be discussing Conscious Choices – The Golden Key to Success.  Join us Wed, Jun 23, 2010 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM PDT. Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/1619800817     

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