When Asking & Wanting are Not Enough!

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My Believing is a Given NOW!

It has been years working on my book, it has been already years developing Ageless Women of Wisdom, and it has been years becoming someone who #icantkeepquiet. And I am freaking proud of who I have become. Are you freaking proud of who you are?

Yes, I am at a new level of appreciating myself; who I am physically and knowing that I will forever be an extension of Source energy. Yes, I now know that, and I believe that. That is the biggest difference. I have left much and many behind in the past few years. Some were toxic, some were just not capable of being what I needed through no fault of their own. The strength to leave was what I developed; this was the strength of finally appreciating who I am physically and spiritually with Source Energy. There is a divine balance within me. Patience now is pretty normal for me.

I am now pleased with life and the outcome of whatever ask or want or need I have and I know it will appear in whatever format at whatever time is right for me. I believe that. We are our own reality, and now I am just enjoying myself in the process…

My Being in the Vortex…

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Finding Beach Glass needs to be Self Care!

Esther Hicks is a direct line to the Universe for me. She really introduced the term “vortex” to me years ago, but it is only just now that I am really understanding it. Being in the vortex means “you’re experiencing the kind of alignment that fosters magic and miracles.” It is where you get inspired answers to your questions. It’s where things come together beautifully. And I could go on…

Right now as we ready to enter August, we are getting ready to be ready to be ready to be Boss Scorpio, and I am already beginning to supercharge my career. Unconventional solutions are on the horizon, and that process began today.

My values are clearer than ever, and I am not tolerant of values that do not match mine. That is not judgmental, it is being certain of what is important to me. A national personality whom I have followed for quite a while became “unsubscribed” today following a response to an email she sent out to her “list”. My vortex includes self care, healthy food, family and more. Her email had her becoming the victim of “her Diet Coke” being partaken of by her teenager and the teenager’s friends. I am not judgmental, but her values are not mine on this area. In my vortex, I do have values. Nothing comes together beautifully for me via Diet Coke…

My vortex is changing today with a new financial institution entering to replace one that has proven they are not client friendly. My vortex includes the discipline to get things done, and PNC Bank has done everything wrong for my clients in the last 24 hours. Discipline slipping through the hourglass is not one of my journey’s themes, and it is time for a change today!

I do have a choice for where my wandering mind can go in my vortex. Nothing is worth my unhappiness. I know that I CAN EXPERIENCE MY ALIGNMENT TO FOSTER MAGIC AND MIRACLES. It is where my life flows together beautifully.

I have taken the time to learn and invest in my vortex. Now is not the time for my vortex to be abused by personalities or businesses.

I am ready to SET THIS BUTTERFLY FREE. The vortex is like the butterfly’s cocoon, and I say “Do not mess with my butterfly baby”!

Do You Think Magically About Money?

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This is not Magic!

There has been a conversation between a family member and myself about what happens when my book SET THIS BUTTERFLY FREE is published. It brought to mind “Magical Money Thinking”. No kidding, there was the impression that my book would make me magically wealthy.

Well, that is not the case.

Magical money thinking may still be the subject of television specials, but it is not reality. Yes, you will still see media coverage about Melinda Gates and Laurene Powell Jobs and others spending their millions. But that is a different story.

What is new and different is that women today may talk more freely about money especially when they have money to talk about. However, it is now time for all women to feel free to talk about money more today than in the past. Conversations lead to exploration and learning, and that is totally where we as women need to be today!

Infinite Energy…WHY This is a Reason This is the Book I Wrote!

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There are those who find fault with my strong opinions; usually those who really do not know me, and they never will know me. Opinions are a part of each of us, but we rarely take the time to think opinions through. Instead we only graze the surface of our thoughts to try to figure out where they originated from…

Ok, that is pretty normal, and I sometimes do that as well; but the deeper I have gone over the last 3 decades into my energy, I have realized a lot. My energy field has been with me well before I came into my body with my mind. And when I did enter this world in this body, not all of my energy came with me, but it still remains my energy. Wow!.

Think about that. When you become quiet and meditate upon your personal energy, when you ask the Universe for a manifestation of any sort, it really does become a vibrational reality for you immediately. It may not come to be a physical reality yet, but it is a nonphysical reality because in essence the personal energy you left behind is the Universal energy that always provides for you. It is there for the asking. If it is meant to be for you, it already is.

Another WOW!

Because we ask for an answer of some sort, we then go on to focus on the problem instead of the solution. Negativity rather than positivity. Because I have my physical energy and I have the nonphysical energy in the Universe, I do hold all of the answers. I only have to let go of the “trouble” and “feel” the vibrational reality on the wavelength of the solution. Yes, it is all in the “feelings”. The feeling of “receiving” what I am asking for begins with relaxing and allowing.

And that letting go is what SET THIS BUTTERFLY FREE seeks to do with others to become relaxed to allow the transformation of their relationships with energy, money, and life.

May sound complicated, but it is simple when you realize all of the energy that is really yours: physical and nonphysical. It is all up to you to go deep into your quiet and realize the feelings that are there for you!

A Reason for Many Things

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WHY?

WHY did I write this book? WHY did I start my business Empower Excellence? WHY did I go to The Ohio State University? WHY did I leave public service? WHY did I leave financial services?

Oh, there are so many reasons on this Saturday morning that have come tumbling into my consciousness in the last few days since I discovered the hashtag #icantkeepquiet because that phrase really answers every question in my life. And that surprises me because I was the quiet girl all through school. Catholic school I should add. A mother who was a screamer, I should add. A father who kept very quiet, too quiet. Life is the sum of all we have experienced.

But behind that quiet exterior, which really was fear about “being wrong”. A big fear about “being wrong”. And then I discovered I had a brain, I had a voice within my brain, but it wasn’t “good” for a girl to speak out, to have opinions, especially when I had not the self confidence to support my opinions.

But my time in college, both at The Ohio State University and especially at Lake Erie College, demonstrated to me that I did have valid opinions, and I began to develop self confidence. My time in my short-lived marriage (14 years)could have destroyed that, but it gave me self esteem as an award-winning writer for Mademoiselle Magazine and graduating with honors from Lake Erie at that time. Son of a gun, I did have confidence, I did have value, I did have worth. I did have two children who became adults who are extremely bright and opinionated. I should add, I was a single mother from the time they were 4 and 8. Maybe that self confidence and having opinions was too much for the man I married. #icantkeepquiet should have been my mantra for several decades of my life…

Here in a short few sentences #icantkeepquiet is my truth because the truth I see in my life, in my community, in my world needs to be spoken of. I have seen corruption in politics and government. Ironically, First Energy which is making major headlines in Ohio currently was partially responsible for the corruption I witnessed in the early ’90’s. But I was not brave enough to wave the flag of #icantkeepquiet at that time. Instead of waving a banner symbolically I left government.

I think what I did next could be referred to as “jumping from the frying pan into the fire!” I began my career in financial services all the way from banking through financial planning with several major firms. #icantkeepquiet was evidenced in every single company I experienced over almost 15 years in the traditional financial services industry. But once again, I kept quiet, until 2010 when I was brave enough to speak my mind, to draw a line in the sand, and I waited until 2011 when the firm of the time respected my wish from months earlier and fired me.

Starting my own business was a good choice. I have learned a lot, and I am still standing and growing as an entrepreneur. This last week I finally realized that the book I have written “SET THIS BUTTERFLY FREE…” is not your traditional money book. It is very different. It is fueled by my experiences. It is fueled by my energy work. It is fueled by who I really am. The title itself never met the conventional advice of my publishing team, but I fought for it, and the voting done for the title won out. Thank you, God! My time has come…

And that is WHY #icantkeepquiet is finally okay for me to speak out. I am not going back because I live in the NOW, but NOW there are many reasons #icantkeepquiet. So, as Esther Hicks many times has recommended that we tell all who are near and dear to us that “you may not like me right now”, but I like me now, and those who really get to know me may like me as well.

QUIET is the song from MILCK written for the Women’s Marches and more, a time when #icantkeepquiet evolved. There is stanza that speaks well for me in the NOW:

“But no one knows me, no one ever will, If I don’t say something, if I just lie still, Would I be that monster, scare them all away, if I let them hear what I have to say.”

#icantkeepquiet!

WHY This is the Book I Wrote…

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Today, July 19th, we go to a weekly blog which will talk about “my book”. It is like the baby that a pregnant parent announces the expected due date with anticipation. It may have taken many years for the pregnancy to occur, but now it becomes real: there is a baby coming to join the family!

There are 14 weeks 6 days until October 31, 2021! That is the “launch” for SET THIS BUTTERFLY FREE.

But this is the final book cover.

We could talk about the years from the beginning of this book until now. It is quite ironic that “pregnancy” also took years for me. We adopted and then I became pregnant…but I digress.

This is the first book. It is happening because it is needed. It is happening because I was inspired by a book that I not only read and created workshops on but also found through experience that it was so laborious that even the author stopped writing. But the inspiration was the energy of money. After years of really learning about energy, I knew that this was a key reason why money relationships between people and between a person and their money often went very wrong, sometimes “crazy”.

Money is important to each and every one of us no matter how much you deny that money is important to you!

It is important because everyone has basic needs. Go back to Maslow and the hierarchy of needs.

No matter how simplistic you believe your life to be, you still need food, you still need clothing, and you still need shelter. And money plays a role in every moment of your life from birth to death…and before birth and after death. Try living without any money…

My total life experience added to my experience in money–public money, private money, and more–made it apparent to me that most people believe they cannot make good money decisions. Whether that is true or not, there is a great fear about making money decisions. There is a fear that stops and even paralyzes so many people, men and women, from even trying to make those money decisions. It has never been fun to recognize that fear in eyes, in body language, in actual language, in distress, in anxiety, and in pure panic.

I was that person inside while outside I really tried to overcome that fear and succeeded.

Only an individual can overcome their fear. Only an individual can empower themselves in any way, and there are many areas of life that benefit from empowerment. I did empower myself, and I connected with other women to help them empower themselves. It works, and it is truly a purpose in my life. Everything to do this has been provided to me. The book is one result…

My upcoming blog will talk about “WHY” me?

WHY This is the Book I Wrote…

#transformation

Today, July 19th, we go to a weekly blog which will talk about “my book”. It is like the baby that a pregnant parent announces the expected due date with anticipation. It may have taken many years for the pregnancy to occur, but now it becomes real: there is a baby coming to join the family!

There are 14 weeks 6 days until October 31, 2021! That is the “launch” for SET THIS BUTTERFLY FREE.

But this is the final book cover.

We could talk about the years from the beginning of this book until now. It is quite ironic that “pregnancy” also took years for me. We adopted and then I became pregnant…but I digress.

This is the first book. It is happening because it is needed. It is happening because I was inspired by a book that I not only read and created workshops on but also found through experience that it was so laborious that even the author stopped writing. But the inspiration was the energy of money. After years of really learning about energy, I knew that this was a key reason why money relationships between people and between a person and their money often went very wrong, sometimes “crazy”.

Money is important to each and every one of us no matter how much you deny that money is important to you!

It is important because everyone has basic needs. Go back to Maslow and the hierarchy of needs.

No matter how simplistic you believe your life to be, you still need food, you still need clothing, and you still need shelter. And money plays a role in every moment of your life from birth to death…and before birth and after death. Try living without any money…

My total life experience added to my experience in money–public money, private money, and more–made it apparent to me that most people believe they cannot make good money decisions. Whether that is true or not, there is a great fear about making money decisions. There is a fear that stops and even paralyzes so many people, men and women, from even trying to make those money decisions. It has never been fun to recognize that fear in eyes, in body language, in actual language, in distress, in anxiety, and in pure panic.

I was that person inside while outside I really tried to overcome that fear and succeeded.

Only an individual can overcome their fear. Only an individual can empower themselves in any way, and there are many areas of life that benefit from empowerment. I did empower myself, and I connected with other women to help them empower themselves. It works, and it is truly a purpose in my life. Everything to do this has been provided to me. The book is one result…

My upcoming blog will talk about “WHY” me?

WHY This is the Book I Wrote…

#transformation

Today, July 19th, we go to a weekly blog which will talk about “my book”. It is like the baby that a pregnant parent announces the expected due date with anticipation. It may have taken many years for the pregnancy to occur, but now it becomes real: there is a baby coming to join the family!

There are 14 weeks 6 days until October 31, 2021! That is the “launch” for SET THIS BUTTERFLY FREE.

But this is the final book cover.

We could talk about the years from the beginning of this book until now. It is quite ironic that “pregnancy” also took years for me. We adopted and then I became pregnant…but I digress.

This is the first book. It is happening because it is needed. It is happening because I was inspired by a book that I not only read and created workshops on but also found through experience that it was so laborious that even the author stopped writing. But the inspiration was the energy of money. After years of really learning about energy, I knew that this was a key reason why money relationships between people and between a person and their money often went very wrong, sometimes “crazy”.

Money is important to each and every one of us no matter how much you deny that money is important to you!

It is important because everyone has basic needs. Go back to Maslow and the hierarchy of needs.

No matter how simplistic you believe your life to be, you still need food, you still need clothing, and you still need shelter. And money plays a role in every moment of your life from birth to death…and before birth and after death. Try living without any money…

My total life experience added to my experience in money–public money, private money, and more–made it apparent to me that most people believe they cannot make good money decisions. Whether that is true or not, there is a great fear about making money decisions. There is a fear that stops and even paralyzes so many people, men and women, from even trying to make those money decisions. It has never been fun to recognize that fear in eyes, in body language, in actual language, in distress, in anxiety, and in pure panic.

I was that person inside while outside I really tried to overcome that fear and succeeded.

Only an individual can overcome their fear. Only an individual can empower themselves in any way, and there are many areas of life that benefit from empowerment. I did empower myself, and I connected with other women to help them empower themselves. It works, and it is truly a purpose in my life. Everything to do this has been provided to me. The book is one result…

My upcoming blog will talk about “WHY” me?

WHY This is the Book I Wrote…

#transformation

Today, July 19th, we go to a weekly blog which will talk about “my book”. It is like the baby that a pregnant parent announces the expected due date with anticipation. It may have taken many years for the pregnancy to occur, but now it becomes real: there is a baby coming to join the family!

There are 14 weeks 6 days until October 31, 2021! That is the “launch” for SET THIS BUTTERFLY FREE.

But this is the final book cover.

We could talk about the years from the beginning of this book until now. It is quite ironic that “pregnancy” also took years for me. We adopted and then I became pregnant…but I digress.

This is the first book. It is happening because it is needed. It is happening because I was inspired by a book that I not only read and created workshops on but also found through experience that it was so laborious that even the author stopped writing. But the inspiration was the energy of money. After years of really learning about energy, I knew that this was a key reason why money relationships between people and between a person and their money often went very wrong, sometimes “crazy”.

Money is important to each and every one of us no matter how much you deny that money is important to you!

It is important because everyone has basic needs. Go back to Maslow and the hierarchy of needs.

No matter how simplistic you believe your life to be, you still need food, you still need clothing, and you still need shelter. And money plays a role in every moment of your life from birth to death…and before birth and after death. Try living without any money…

My total life experience added to my experience in money–public money, private money, and more–made it apparent to me that most people believe they cannot make good money decisions. Whether that is true or not, there is a great fear about making money decisions. There is a fear that stops and even paralyzes so many people, men and women, from even trying to make those money decisions. It has never been fun to recognize that fear in eyes, in body language, in actual language, in distress, in anxiety, and in pure panic.

I was that person inside while outside I really tried to overcome that fear and succeeded.

Only an individual can overcome their fear. Only an individual can empower themselves in any way, and there are many areas of life that benefit from empowerment. I did empower myself, and I connected with other women to help them empower themselves. It works, and it is truly a purpose in my life. Everything to do this has been provided to me. The book is one result…

My upcoming blog will talk about “WHY” me?

Sunday Stillness is Yours for the Taking…

#Transformation

Sometimes, it is hard to be STILL!

Silliness Saturday was fantastic in all ways, especially having time with a 7 and 5 year old. Our time together was learning how to follow directions to make 2 boxes together of Amy’s Macaroni and Cheese: measuring, cutting safely, boiling water, how to add ingredients, and then eating the creation–every bit was eaten! There is wisdom to wanting to eat what you create!

But there was also searching for a solution for the result of a temper tantrum: a crumpled up smiley face chore chart, which included learning that you just cannot just “uncrumple”. The boys had no idea if their mother had an iron and we finally found that and ironed a lot of the crumple out while using a hand towel to buffer the heat. But more than that we had to erase my attempts at smiley faces which did not meet the judgment of the 7 year old chore crumpler. We tried white pencils, did not work. We tried acrylic paint, did not work. We tried Elmer’s white glue, which is white but did not work. We tried “white” chalk, which turned out to be yellow in the kitchen light. The white chalk finally did work. Oh my!

And then there was the bathroom episode, but for good taste we will omit that story.

But the silliness that really affected me was the many months’ avoidance of the Covid discussion. “Rage” occurred. I am known to leave such conflict, and I did. But the damage was done. Within minutes, a mellow apology was sent. “Silliness” in view of the total situation is accurate…