Posts Tagged ‘natural gifts’

You are the one you have been waiting for

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…

join me for a refreshing Life Force Activation Session this summer!


Happy Summer!

Maureen Simon

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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

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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.

                                                                        Maureen Simon

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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.”

-Viktor Frankl

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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.

-Maureen Simon

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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”

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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.

Happy flying!

Maureen Simon

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I was rereading a blog that one of our most prolific bloggers Judie Fouchaux did a while back and was inspired by it. I guess because I have myself fully re-submerged myself in my own– Awakening the Essential Feminine Claiming your Influential Power. I have just completed designing our new course –The Essential Feminine Facilitator Training-      http://theessentialfeminine.com/events. I am so excited as the course has within it –the very ability to transform the world as we know it today!

The facilitator Training is designed for therapists, counselor’s doctors and women who serve women and for women who want to create circles where women can learn about specific assets that we naturally have — that are very much needed in our world. Join us for a four week certified training beginning on March 15th…. You may never see the world in the same way again!

Judie blog that I mentioned – quite inspiring!:

Often we live our lives busy with the details and overlooking the big picture.  We are making things happen, taking care of business, ourselves, our families.  We overlook some things in favor of what appears the next necessary thing to do.  In this way, important parts of us can fall asleep or can hide rather like dust bunnies in the corners of our nature.  These are the parts of ourselves that Maureen Simon addresses in her new book “Awakening The Essential Feminine: Claiming Your Influential Power.”

Impossible!  Not so.  As bright young women fairly sure of ourselves we move out into a world which is dominated by a masculine mind set.  Sometimes we are actually told, “You don’t think the way I do, with the implication that the way “I do” is the superior way to think.  After all it is “logical”.  Looking around at society it does seem to be the preferred way of thinking.  With that influence around us, it is no wonder that we have devalued our gifts, our natural way of being in the world to take on a costume that all too soon becomes our reality.

However, by going in that direction, we are leaving behind valuable gifts that were meant to be a balance in the world, a balance we need now more than ever.   As Maureen points out, these gifts were given to us in greater proportion as women.  They are as important to our being women as the other attributes that differentiate us from men.  They include our way of thinking.

Women’s thinking is naturally collaborative, inclusive, interconnected, intuitive, empathetic, and flexible.  Her brain makes it so.  When Professor Higgins asks, “Why can’t women think like a man?” he overlooks a basic fact.  They weren’t meant to think like men.  We were meant to think like women and bring balance and harmony in the world.

Now with the world in such chaos it is time to awaken our dormant attributes.   By awakening The Essential Feminine within we can begin Claiming Our Influential Power.

Judie Fouchaux

The book is available at:  http://www.amazon.com/Awakening-Essential-Feminine-Claiming-Influential/dp/0615413005

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“Your Greatest Hopes and Dreams” Contest

We want to know about the unique spark of light that is calling each woman forward. Our contest is a simple one. We’re inviting you to submit a brief paragraph and/or photo letting us know what your greatest hope and dreams are right now. In exchange, we have some wonderful gifts for our winners.  Act now as the contest ends soon! We wish you the best of luck!

How to Win: (more…)

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We can support you to make this happen…are you ready?

We work with you individually and in groups with women from around the world to help you design and live this life everyday – from the inside out and from the feminine perspective…

What’s different about us?

We have years of experience in creatively supporting women to design lives – that reflect how they want to live. We understand that we women want to collaborate – network and be a part of something bigger than ourselves. Our diverse powerful work gets you to look at what’s next for you in life and to create it! (more…)

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A recent statement, which was directed to the United Nations by a “selection of major female world leaders including Hilary Clinton, called upon “all States to ratify and fulfill their obligations under the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and to implement fully Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women and Peace and Security and other relevant UN resolutions.”

If you are assuming that the United States is firmly behind this treaty as would be fitting given its ideologies, you would be mistaken.  Thirty years ago President Carter sent this treaty to the Senate for ratification.  It still has not happened.  Why? Because special exemptions  have been added to all versions of the treaty.  The result is that “in a recent Newsweek list of the best countries in the world for women, the United States ranked eighth overall, but it joined countries near the bottom of the list – Iran (125th), Sudan (156th) – in not being a signatory to CEDAW.”

There are numerous documents, reports and anecdotal information pointing out that in communities (whether it be rural, suburban, city or corporation) in which women have an equal and active role society improves.  Women, as Maureen Simon points out in her book, “Awakening The Essential Feminine: Claiming Your Influential Power”, have natural gifts for building relationships, verbal ability and communication that creates connection and harmony.   Consider this: “The feminine is highly relational and is interested in points of contact that connect people, allowing for deep exchanges, strong relationship building and communication.”   Can the world benefit from these skills?

It is time for us to join with forward thinking and acting governments and to ratify CEDAW.  We must reclaim our belief in ourselves.

Judie Fouchaux

Guest Blogger — The Essential Feminine Company


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Last June the “Democracy That Delivers For Women” conference was held in Washington, D.C. In reading through some of the conference resources I came across several points well worth noting.

1. Social change requires vision and leadership..

Women who are deeply connected with their natural feminine gifts; their intuition, their nurturing, their communication skills, are women who have these qualities of vision and leadership so necessary now. Developing these gifts is a priority today

2. Women are at the core of strengthening democratic processes and market institutions.

Because of women’s innate attributes of cooperation, empathy, building connections rather than hierarchies, they are especially suited to bring about the social change that will create a new and more balanced world.

To often women have undervalued their natural gifts, accepting them as normal. It is time now to cultivate these attributes and rely on them. They are what is needed in the world.  As women we must take responsibility for creating our own democracy.  We can be helped but without our own belief in ourselves and our natural attributes it will not happen.  Democracy will be created on from the inside out.  It will be based on our understanding our gifts and using them to build the best in ourselves, our communities and then in our world.

Written By: Judie Fouchaux, of The Essential Feminine Company®

 Thanks, Judie

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Maureen J. Simon
Founder and Creative Director
The Essential Feminine™ Company
“Awakening The Essential Feminine: Claiming Your Influential Power”


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