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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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Hello everyone, here’s a quick reminder about the TEF “Hopes and Dreams” contest. Be sure to submit your entry soon. We will show off your entry right here on the Women Influencing Now blog as well as our other social media sites.

Fun easy entry!

“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:

Tell us about your spark of hope and your greatest dreams! Write one brief paragraph (approx. 100-150 words) that describes your greatest hope and dreams —the things that most excite you right now—whether it pertains to business, finances, health, relationships, personal development, spiritual growth, your children or another essential parts of your life.

This could be something you’re already fully engaged in and want to shout from the rooftops – or it could be a dream you have for the future. If your a blogger or you have a website be sure to include your links.

What You’ll Win:

1st Prize: A full scholarship to our life-changing signature program Claim Your Gifts – Own Your Power – Come Alive, the 3-week virtual workshop.

2nd Prize: A 30-minute one-on-one consulting session with me, Maureen Simon. In this session, I will provide personalized strategies for taking a quantum leap toward one of your most meaningful goals.

3rd Prize: A copy of my brand new book, Awakening the Essential Feminine: Claiming Your Influential Power.

Deadline:

Email your paragraph or photo to info@theessentialfeminine.com by November 18, 2011.

Contest Rules:

Three winners will be chosen at random. If selected, we will contact you right away with the great news!

We look forward to reading your entries!

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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
Author
“Awakening The Essential Feminine: Claiming Your Influential Power”
maureen@theessentialfeminine.com
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It’s funny how life seems to give us the lessons we need at the exact right time.  The vision to start this company came to me seven years ago in the middle of the night.  Each night I received information that awoke me from my sleep and called me to the kitchen breakfast bar where I would walk in the dark rubbing my eyes.  Once I arrived I would turn the light on and begin to hand write many ideas and concepts which were always about women and our natural gifts but were often unrelated and unclear.  These late evenings provided the seeds for what has become  seven years of devoted focus on making sense of this information, researching related material on women’s attributes and gifts, writing a book and now launching The Essential Feminine® Company.

As I look back over these years, i’ve taken many, many risks including using credit that I never believed I would have ever touched and stretched myself in every possible way.  Something continued to guide me to create courses and materials and to bring women together who are interested in seeing women make a difference in the world.  Being a business consultant with an individual practice – supporting women to create self-defined successful lives from the inside out, I often advise clear strategies with risk analysis and well thought out  exit strategies when designing a business.  I truly believe that all of these components are important when designing a business.  However, I have come to learn that sometimes “She” guides us to take chances and risks that we would not normally take.  The Essential Feminine Company was a birth for me.  I have learned many lessons through her School of Hard Knocks.  Yes, looking back I would have done a few things differently.  And, yes, I would have changed a few of my approaches.   Now that the company is up and running, I remember words my father said to me, “I can see some of the hard knocks before you.  I wish I could point them out for you but I know you need to live them to learn from them.”

We learn our lessons in the way we are meant to.  The most important thing is to learn.

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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Did you ever wonder how outer success comes about?  You may remember last month we focused our blogs and The Essential Feminine Living Room on the topic of Feminine Abundance.  This month we are turning our attention to how our inner life informs and supplies our outer life.  When we say inner life, we understand that this can mean different things to different people, cultures, and ways of life.  No matter where you are or what you believe there is a universal truth that when we connect to our visions, intentions and deepest desires from a place of quiet, stillness and inner reflection the outcome is more balanced, harmonious and often more successful. 

Traditions around the globe have valued the art of contemplation for thousands of years.  For when we have the ability to connect in, listen from within and lead and live from within riches abound.  The idea that quieting the mind leads to a quiet and replenished central nervous system has been proven time and time again from scientific research on meditation to the hundreds and thousands of people now prioritizing a practice of contemplation and stillness in their lives.  There is a great interest in stillness and in developing our inner connection because the world has become fast and for many, out of control.  The respite of a practice that guides us to connect deep within our self informs our sense of surety when we are making decisions as our level of clarity is greatly increased.

Do you have a practice for contemplation through your faith, personal inquiry or community?  Can it be richer, more committed, more focused?  Do you need support in beginning or creating a deeper, richer practice?  If so, you are in luck.  This month we will be discussing our inner life and outer success and on August 25th we will be joined in The Essential Feminine Company’s Living Room by Camille Maurine, a renowned teacher and author of a fabulous book entitled “Meditation For Women”.  I have known Camille for many years and have had the pleasure of facilitating women’s groups with her in Los Angeles.  She will show you simplistic ways to practice, still the mind and open new opportunities for you throughout the day.  She’s a master and lots of fun.  Join us on …. By registering at   https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/987535361

Maureen Simon  
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Abundance is a state of mind that we create or don’t create. It is truly a choice. We complicate matters by allowing our mind to travel down roads of past scarcity, fear or concern as we forget to see the full abundance in all aspects of our daily life. We just need to look around to notice those areas where there is fullness and choose to expand on them.

If abundance is a choice, why do we so frequently forget? Patterns of the past resurrect when days feel grey, hormones bounce around in unsettled ways and life feels challenging. It is in these very times that we need to regroup and decide what we have that makes us feel good, full and that for which we are truly grateful. We can never move towards pure abundance when we are feeling down and scarce.

The first essential element in moving from scarcity to abundance is to do what I said above…Move into gratitude for what you have.

The next element is to regroup. By regroup, I mean notice what it is that will make you feel good and abundant in this specific moment. Stay in the moment and out of the past or future.

Finally move towards your dream. Make a few small notes about what it will take for you to move towards the abundance you are craving or desiring. This could look like an intention, a small plan or a big dream. Remember abundance is not purely financial but a state of mind. Remember to include in your vision, supports, guidance and things you are currently grateful for as they will be a part of moving you forward into the next level of abundance.

Good luck on your journey. Life is full of opportunities…you choose.

Please join us for further discussion and discovery on Feminine Abundance on J July 28th from 12:00 – 1:00 pm PDST https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/896207192

Maureen Simon
415-381-5115
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In order to create an intentional beginning to the New Year, we must evaluate the road that we have just traveled. Where have we been in the past year? What in the past year has served us? And what in the past year needs to be different going forward? What standards do you want to create in your life in 2010 that will bring your life to a whole new level? How do we redesign our life in a way that serves us in our highest vision of ourselves.

Incorporating life’s lessons of the past is central. Updating our beliefs, reassessing our values, and understanding what we truly need today—are all foundational. Beginning to understand what passion means to us and how to best use life’s challenges and opportunities form the second layer of inquiry that we must explore. Moving into the world with purpose allows us to link with higher will. And then there are the practical housekeeping pieces of how we work with time and rhythm and cycles of life. How we create balance informs how sustainable our blueprint will be. Our trust in manifestation and our ability to co-create with teams, colleagues and a higher power all allow us to design a blueprint that is sustainable, reflective, and deeply connected to our higher purpose here.

What is your higher purpose here? What needs to be different in 2010 for you to align and live in deeper connection with that purpose? What is one commitment that you are willing to make between now and December 31 that will move you towards a greater vision?

To register for our upcoming webinar where you can create your blueprint for 2010, please go to http://tinyurl.com/Register4InfluenceAndSuccess

Maureen Simon
415-381-5115
maureen@maureensimon.com
www.theessentialfeminine.com
http://globaldialoguecenter.blogs.com/women/
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