All it Takes is “One Moment in Time” #now #empower #connect #wisdom #financial freedom #source

Morning meditation is a practice for me. It can happen at any time when I first awaken, and sometimes these are moments that are totally overwhelming. 4 a.m. this morning was just that.

Several weeks ago I began an intentional practice of loving me and self care. My meditation was all about loving where I am at this moment, living in the NOW. We are on a journey of many kinds, and I like to believe that I am on a journey to joy. The polar opposite could be despair, and I have been there many times this past year alone. It all has to do with feelings, and feelings can change at any moment. But joy brings empowerment and freedom in all parts of life. All it takes is awareness and aligning with Source of where my journey is headed: joy. The difference is “allowing” or “resisting”; it is all up to me.

But to do this is to take an emotional journey rather than a journey of action which is hard for me to shift because I take action easily and many times too quickly. What I need many times is for someone to slow me down and help me shift to an emotional journey. You see, action takes time and it is often the reason why a journey of action gets left by the wayside, e.g. dieting, saving money, and more. But an emotional journey brings you a feeling of relief releasing fear for well being.

Over recent months I shifted from action to emotions, and my vibration has changed. And as a money coach, I have worked with clients who “want more money” and are ready to play the lottery, see who will be dying in their family, or change their investment advisor to “get more money”. It does not work because it takes too much time! Now, when a client makes the shift emotionally and expresses their feelings “I want to feel better about money”, they begin their shift of feelings within minutes, days, or weeks! The vibrational jump is smaller, and you and I are the only ones who can make any change, so start with the smaller vibrational shift in feelings.

Joseph Campbell shared “Follow your bliss.” Bliss can take a long time, but a pathway to bliss can be felt through your feelings. A pathway to bliss is a smaller, manageable shift in feelings and vibration. A feeling that will bring you a breath of fresh air is empowering and gives you hope. That relief is belief that there can be a change in the way you feel. And life wants you to feel good. You are not stuck, you just need to shift a little. Whitney Houstons’s rendition of the 1988 for the Seoul Olympics “One Moment in Time” is all it takes to be on the trail to be the best that you can be. But Olympians do not simply take action and find themselves in the winners’ circle. But give yourself that one moment in time to feel eternity, one step, one moment, at a time, and you may feel that you “are more than (you) thought you could be.

Find your passion and spark your power and joy! Love the journey knowing that this moment is perfection and will bring love, opportunity, and know that you are right where you belong right now. You are in charge, “you are the captain of your soul” in the words of William Ernest Henley. Be here now feeling the moment until you feel the next right moment! Now is your time.

Sunday Self #empower #connect #share #wisdom #story #financial freedom

Sunday stories have been around for centuries: church sermons, prayers, movies, radio shows, television religion shows, and making memories from which stories can be told forever. The stories are about religion, God, sin, adventures, love stories, dramas, and fantasies.

Stories never became part of my life until I reached the point of self worth in my career, first in government which is full of stories; then in finance where most stories cannot be shared, and then in financial planning where my life experience became the basis of stories to help other women especially. That was when I learned the value of stories for that is how many women really relate their own lives and make them their stories.

There is an art that is learned in storytelling: how to preserve integrity and confidentiality, how to have good taste, how to know when to share a story and when not to share a story. It has to be applicable in time and place without hurting anyone’s sensibilities. It is knowing when to offer advice and when not to. And I do believe I am still learning. It seems the closer I am to someone, the more careful I try to be now. Psychology and reading signals are important to maintaining everyone’s space in story telling.

Perhaps the most important stories are the ones we tell ourselves. Feelings and emotions are a choice. In Seth Godin’s blog this morning, he shared about “irritated” being a choice. “And it’s a choice because the act of being irritated involves the story we tell ourselves. People are rarely irritated by gravity, because gravity got here before us. If you’re telling yourself a story that leads to you being irritated, you’re welcome to change your story.”

The same goes for every feeling, every emotion, and every moment of your life living in the NOW. Your story about anything can be changed at any time. Yes, it sometimes takes time to become aware of the story we are telling to ourselves, and to others. Becoming aware is the first step. Finding our reaction internally and externally to that story is next. Then we can change the story or continue on with it. That is also a choice.

When EMPOWER Excellence began 7 years ago, I had one story. New chapters were added when we accepted the challenge of PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S CONNECTION and most recently with AGELESS WOMEN OF WISDOM. They were separate stories that have now become a type of anthology which is melding into one theme: Financial Freedom. And there are plenty of stories in each category. But their major goal is Financial Freedom with the underlying, connected themes of EMPOWER, CONNECT, SHARE, and WISDOM. Stories do all of that. And this Sunday, someone I love is beginning memories–good or bad–that will become not only their stories in the future but also my stories as well. And they may never be shared!

The Wind of SOURCE is at your back!

YOU are a powerful world creator pushed by global energy. Of course, you are, and each one of you makes a perceivable difference in your own life and the lives of others.

And, you are guided and thwarted by many feelings and emotions: clarity, humility, passion, abundance, purpose, appreciation, and love. And you do see results, maybe not all of the feelings and emotions at once, but one by one they pop up and feed your energy, your personal energy, and, in turn, your global energy.

Yes, you are a part of the global energy, part of the spiritual energy, and, while your path is not straight, the path does lead back to you and your deeper truths. You are a candle in the dark, but when you join all of the others with candles in the dark, YOU LIGHT UP THE WORLD, and you energize it!

The Earth, the Cosmology, the AWE of it all…

Today is a “Whatever Wednesday”. It is the first, appropriate for the first of May. “May” is a word in addition to being a month. It is a word that grants “permission” if you remember the childhood game “Mother, May I”? So what are we asking permission for. We are given a planet that does circle around the sun and the moon moves the sea, moves the tides, and moves our emotions. Each of us is a miracle. We were a miracle before we were born, and we will return to eternal life still being a miracle but even more miraculous having lived our “life”. In all honesty, we do not need to ask permission to live our life on a blue planet that circles the ball of fire and creates emotional tides with the moon. If we do not need permission, why are we not living the life each of us had planned in conjunction with your higher power, the Universe, and more. Have we forgoteen that we are divine souls so much so that we spend a great deal of our life trying to “find” ourselves. Today, “Whatever Wednesday’, begin to give yourself permission to live on that blue planet enjoying the sun and the moon and becoming in “AWE” of what is happening all around you every second of the day. I believe there are miracles all around if we would just stop, breathe, and take in the “AWE” of each moment as we become “Ageless Women Emerging”…

AWE…thinking, talking $$$

AWE, let’s bring some color into the conversation about money…a shade of green should do it. Carol Burnett, in her black and white tones, by her facial expression, including her eyes, tells you that the conversation is very animating whether verbally or mentally!

How do you look when the conversation turns to money? If you are just listening, your mind may be churning in a direction that can be very good or very bad, depending upon your story with money. If you are talking, your emotions may be magnified even more.

Money can be exciting, but many times money is disturbing, and we may try to hide that emotion so as not to give away our true story. What is your story? Do you want your story to have you as a hero or a heroine?

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Looking Within for Everything…

Feelings and emotions are usually seen on the exterior when the interior–your mind, your heart, and your soul–are seeking the truth, for perfection, and for happiness.  It really means that your interior light has gone out for whatever reason.  And usually the reason, when given the time to breathe and to contemplate, and it could take quite a while depending upon the depth to which the question or pain or hurt was sent within you, turns out to be bullshit.  But when you do breathe and take the time to contemplate, rather than just staying enraged or angry–which is a normal reaction–you exit the darkness and you begin to shine brighter than ever.  And the pain and hurt become memories.  When I am back in the light, I do not have to search for the truth; I do not have to search for perfection, and I do not have to search for happiness.  When I am back in the light, I am the truth, I am perfection, and I am happiness.  Everything I need is within me.  Source gave that to me when I first became a being!  

And when you are searching for money truth, money perfection, and money happiness, it all starts within…Everything you need is within you!

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The Emotions of Opinions…

We learn our way, we have our emotions, we have our feelings, and we form opinions from all of that. To us, it is truth. Everything in life is just the way it is, and every person has their belief in what their life is, and that is different for every person. This is their truth; this is my truth. Each of us, different as we are, are an integral part of the universal flow. While we hold our personal truth to be sacred, we can still accept everything as it is without trying to change anyone. That is acceptance, but it does not mean we are without feelings, emotions, or opinions . And with the force of life flowing through my mind and my body, the feelings and the emotions can reach their “limit”, and, while dangerous, we are free in the creative parts of our lives to share those opinions with emotion and feeling. And still, the message is not complete until the reader creates their interpretation and personal message. That is the communication model. End of story. Period.

If we, as people and creatives, are to poll every possible response to our work, and our work is personal, we would never publish a word! Instead we surrender to life. We feel, we write, we publish. And, when we write our truth, we are living and speaking in integrity.

And when we live and speak and write in integrity, people can be intimidated. As a strong woman of integrity, I do not intimidate. Only the individual can allow themselves to be intimidated. It is their place to find their truth and their integrity and to stand in their resulting self worth.

In a clear departure from this, in a recent instance when my well known feelings were put into published words and were offensive to a few family members, written apologies for the impact the words produced were sent. While critiques came furiously with my written word, personal responses to the apologies were nonexistent.

The conundrum for me is that my emotions and feelings that pushed me to the “limit” are as true today as they were for the years and decades before the words were published. Am I going to pretend my truth is no longer my truth? I am a strong woman with integrity. It saddens me that this even occurred especially for those who had no part but who also have no voice.

I surrender to my life and to my higher power. It’s a way of being. It’s being life. It has been a total initiation into being a wild woman, and I am. And, as I have always been, I am a part of the Universal flow…feelings, emotions, opinions and all.

Janicelitterst@gmail.com

The Emotions of Opinions…

We learn our way, we have our emotions, we have our feelings, and we form opinions from all of that. To us, it is truth. Everything in life is just the way it is, and every person has their belief in what their life is, and that is different for every person. This is their truth; this is my truth. Each of us, different as we are, are an integral part of the universal flow. While we hold our personal truth to be sacred, we can still accept everything as it is without trying to change anyone. That is acceptance, but it does not mean we are without feelings, emotions, or opinions . And with the force of life flowing through my mind and my body, the feelings and the emotions can reach their “limit”, and, while dangerous, we are free in the creative parts of our lives to share those opinions with emotion and feeling. And still, the message is not complete until the reader creates their interpretation and personal message. That is the communication model. End of story. Period.

If we, as people and creatives, are to poll every possible response to our work, and our work is personal, we would never publish a word! Instead we surrender to life. We feel, we write, we publish. And, when we write our truth, we are living and speaking in integrity.

And when we live and speak and write in integrity, people can be intimidated. As a strong woman of integrity, I do not intimidate. Only the individual can allow themselves to be intimidated. It is their place to find their truth and their integrity and to stand in their resulting self worth.

In a clear departure from this, in a recent instance when my well known feelings were put into published words and were offensive to a few family members, written apologies for the impact the words produced were sent. While critiques came furiously with my written word, personal responses to the apologies were nonexistent.

The conundrum for me is that my emotions and feelings that pushed me to the “limit” are as true today as they were for the years and decades before the words were published. Am I going to pretend my truth is no longer my truth? I am a strong woman with integrity. It saddens me that this even occurred especially for those who had no part but who also have no voice.

I surrender to my life and to my higher power. It’s a way of being. It’s being life. It has been a total initiation into being a wild woman, and I am. And, as I have always been, I am a part of the Universal flow…feelings, emotions, opinions and all.

Janicelitterst@gmail.com

Impeccable Paints…

The paints, the words, I use are fresh and new…the paints must reflect the high quality of my words, must reflect the everyday newness, the NOW, and then the feelings and emotions of my words will come through effectively. For happiness, I must begin with impeccable words, nothing less will reflect my truth, my honesty, my integrity. My test is to ask “Am I happy or am I suffering?” My words, my feelings, my emotions are daily reflecting happiness, and my words are once again “impeccable” . You may find my words cause you suffering; they can only be impeccable to me because they are my words, my feelings, my emotions. Happiness is a personal journey…

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Words are the Paintbrush of Money!

AND WHAT IS THE PAINT?  Life is the canvas.  The paint is feeling and emotion.  My words are a reflection of how I feel at the moment.  Not everyone will agree or disagree with me; the message as received is the interpretation of the art by the viewer. I paint my life in the way I use the words.  The feelings, or EMOTIONS, reflect those of my artistic mind, heart, and soul at the moment.  The EMOTIONS are an outward sign of the human form I am at the moment.

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