Empowerment is a Many Splendored Thing

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EVERY DAY I BEGIN AND END MY DAY WITH GUIDED MEDITATIONS.  GUIDED BECAUSE I HAVE A VERY ACTIVE MIND, ESPECIALLY AT THE BEGINNING AND ENDING OF THE DAY.  WHEN I HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY, I LOVE HAVING A PURE MEDITATIVE TIME TO JUST LET EVERYTHING GO AND MEDITATE ON MY OWN–THESE TIMES ARE SOME OF MY MOST QUIET PRODUCTIVE TIMES…

BUT FOR NOW, THE GUIDED MEDITATIONS ARE A MAINSTAY EVERY DAY.  I TURN TO UTUNES AND LET THE INSPIRATION OF MY MIND CHOOSE THE TOPIC

“GUIDED MEDITATION FOR…”

YESTERDAY MORNING, THE WORD THAT CAME WAS “EMPOWERMENT”

 SO IT WAS “GUIDED MEDITATION FOR EMPOWERMENT”

THERE ARE ALWAYS MULTIPLE SELECTIONS AND INTUITION BECOMES THE DECIDER.  AND MY INTUITION ALWAYS SERVES ME WELL, WHETHER I KNOW IT OR NOT AT THE TIME!  THIS MEDITATION WAS PERFECT, AND I HAVE SINCE SHARED IT WITH MY PERSONAL FACEBOOK FRIENDS AS WELL AS MY BUSINESS PAGE “EMPOWER EXCELLENCE” FOLLOWERS.

FROM BLOCKED & STUCK TO CONNECTED AND EMPOWERED CREATOR

WAS THE CHOICE, AND IT WAS A GREAT CHOICE, FOR IT COVERED EMPOWERMENT AND ALL THAT GOES WITH IT…very personal, but very encompassing!  No matter what your area of empowerment, whether it be money, relationships, etc.  

SPEND THE FEW MINUTES AND ENJOY

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Money and Butterflies and Nature and Life

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Upon awakening this morning and through my meditation on “Releasing”,  the framed print done by a local artist, found at a local artisan fair several years ago, really caught my attention .  It is of butterflies, beautiful blue butterflies, and not just one, but two.  When I first saw it, the butterflies brought my eye to the fact that there were two.  As I began my company several years ago, the butterfly–the symbol of transformation–took a prominent spot within my circle of Energy, and I am always looking out for the “butterflies” whether it is on Facebook, on greeting cards, or art work.  Friends send me greeting cards shaped like butterflies, and I attract butterflies everywhere.  I love it!  It is the true demonstration of reticular activation–what you think about,you bring about.

BUT THIS MORNING, THE BUTTERFLIES LED ME DOWN A DIFFERENT PATH, A PATH WHERE THE QUESTION LOOMED “WHAT DOES MONEY DO FOR US?”  AND, DO WE NEED IT.

Well, when I finish this blog, I am going off into Nature, to the Beach along Lake Erie, to walk, meditate, and be near the water.  And, oh yes, to collect beach glass.  The beautiful, beautiful beach glass which I use to make send off gifts as friends move from this region–it is a piece of the Lake that they can take with them.  The beach glass which is intended to create a Christmas tree this coming year.  It is just plain beautiful.  Oh, and the walk along the beach and the beach glass, as a part of Nature’s recycling program do not cost me anything.

THIS IS ALL A PART OF THE BEAUTY OF NATURE.  WHILE IT DOES NOT COST US TO ENJOY IT, IT DOES COST US TO PROTECT IT.  SAVING THE UNIVERSE IS SAVING NATURE.  AND MONEY DOES PLAY A PART OF EVERYTHING IN THE UNIVERSE SOONER OR LATER.  THE UNIVERSE HAS BEEN TRANSFORMING SINCE THE BIG BANG EONS AGO, AND THE JOB OF PROTECTING IT HAS BEEN PASSED–LIKE THE OLYMPIC TORCH–FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION.

let’s keep it going in a healthy, efficient way, with or without money

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Are You Aware of How Far You Have Already Come?

IMG_716807394936ARE YOU AWARE THAT THE OLD STORIES ARE NO LONGER YOU?

Honoring your journey is a part of who you are, but it is not who you are today!

What have you accomplished?  

What do you imagine for your future?

CAN YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR, REALLY LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND DESCRIBE WHAT YOU SEE, 

THEN LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND SEE WHO YOU ARE…THERE IS A DIFFERENCE…YOUR THOUGHTS CONTROL BOTH VISIONS…PRACTICE THIS UNTIL YOU CAN DO BOTH COMFORTABLY!

THIS MIGHT BE A GOOD EXPERIENCE TO JOURNAL…

Power of the Purse

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Resilience is Key to Excellence With Money just as Resilience has allowed Planet Earth to be here today!

Without Eternal Resilience, where would Planet Earth be today more than 14 billion years after the Big Bang?

Without Eternal Resilience, where would Planet Earth be today more than 14 billion years after the Big Bang?

In today’s realistic concern with climate change, there is much discussion about preparing for new levels of resilience, becoming ready and responsive to this planetary occurrence.  This past week, I spent two days at the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Annual Summit where this was a topic of much discussion and planned local “action”.

Earth is quite old, and with any aging process, there are changes that have come about.  But still, Planet Earth manages to be resilient and to keep on going.  We are all a part of Planet Earth, and we, too, prepare in many ways for the changes that we experience throughout our life.  We prepare for the events that we can prepare for; however, in ways similar to climate change, while we know some of the things that are headed our way, many times our resilience is tested by the things we cannot foresee.

This is where resilience helps.  What we cannot foresee is often the hardest to deal with in our money relationship.  There are ways to become more aware of preparing with money in a resilient way.  Let’s just go through a simple list, and we can talk more about each of these in the coming days:

1.  Choose to be a survivor.

2.  Know that setbacks are temporary.

3.  Leave the “Uh Oh” Thinking in your past.

4.  Practice Self-Care.

5.  Allow others into your life.

Seriously, just ponder on these 5 thoughts for today…then we will continue with you on a path to resilience with your money!

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Hurricanes, Beach Glass, Returning to Source…All a Part of “It’s Your Birthday”!

Hurricane Sandy Visits Lake Erie and Refuses to Leave!

 

Hurricane Sandy, Tropical Storm Sandy, Cyclone Sandy!  Whatever you choose to call it, this climate event has been here for almost five days now in Ohio!  It is time for it to leave…

In meditation this morning, listening to the constant rain of more than four days, and remembering standing yesterday on the cliff above Lake Erie to capture the power of the waves in this, hopefully, once in a lifetime event, my love of beach glass came to mind.  I carry with me two very special pieces, one a translucent aquamarine color the size of a small rock and the other translucent white about the size of a half dollar.  When you see me, ask to see them–they are very special.

Water, the life force of everything that is a part of the Universe, can be very gentle or very violent.  It is the violent force of water that takes glass that it finds within its many bodies throughout the world and caresses and sculpts it into something very special.  The force of water brings the finished product–“beach glass”–onto the shore where dreamers like me collect it and give it special meaning, never forgetting that it started its origin as sand just like the sand where I find the treasures.  It is a wonderful story of sand being created into glass, used for its own particular purpose, and then discarded so that the water can transform it into a gem, which is then found back at its Source, the sand of beaches.

Beach glass to me is the Universe’s way of connecting us to our Universal Source, giving us a direct connection to everything in nature.  The Universe is divinely in command through nature of which we are a part.  So we are connected to the Water, to the Weather, and to everything and everyone in the Universe.  Hurricane Sandy brought that home this week with its power and might.  It reminded us that we are only a small part of the Universe, but we are a part that needs to understand and revere everything else the Universe encompasses.

The Universe, or Source, brought us all into the flow of the 14 billion years since the Big Bang at a time when it was our turn to enter the circle of life.  Many years ago today, I entered the flow of the Universe.  Interesting that I entered on Halloween at 10:30 PM — I always state that it entitles me to be a witch being born at that time on Halloween.  But today, with Hurricane Sandy lingering still on this Halloween day, demonstrating the power of water (and wind, which I consider the voice of the Divine Universe), this birthday reminds me that I am a very small part of the total 14 billion year history of the Universe.  But it is also a very strong reminder that with every piece of beach glass that I will be blessed to find ,when I am finally able to return to the beach when the wind and the rain subsides, will be a reminder of my connection not only to the beach glass but also to the total Universe, including nature and you and you and you…