The High Quality of Energy…Resilience

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As we continue to begin building a Family Legacy of Financial Wellness, and continuing the definition and meaning of ENERGY, Resilience is a treasured holistic characteristic.

Youthful ENERGY is maintained in Resilience.  It represents the quality of ENERGY in a holistic way more than food and exercise.  Deepak Chopra has spoken of ENERGY at birth being used 70% to build the brain, and he has also coined the word BodyMind.  At birth, the body knows where the ENERGY has to go while as we grow and mature we need to be able to organize our ENERGY throughout our BodyMind.  The secret to successfully organizing ENERGY lies in Resilience, the ability to dynamically be flexible, to bounce back mentally as well as physically and emotionally.  

Two extreme needs for Resilience are Sleep and Reducing Stress.  Sleep and Stress can impact the quality of ENERGY.  Period.  These two factors increase or decrease the quality of ENERGY.  In both areas, making positive choices over negative choices in all things are crucial to Resilience and to quality ENERGY.

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Be Whole, and Be Well!

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We have Friday, Saturday, and Sunday before the New Year kicks in, and I want to wish you Wholeness in the New Year.  I am a strong believer of the mind, body, spirit connection, and it has me baffled right now.  I spent a good part of the last 6 months ill with one respiratory situation after another, and I thought I had it figured out; but I was wrong.  After about 3 weeks of wellness, including a trip to the dentist for an exam, teeth cleaning, and a general exam with my traditional doctor and blood work, I have pretty well lost my voice as of yesterday.  And I have a blazing cold that began yesterday morning.  I, the nonbeliever of pharmaceutical drugs, is taking a one-a-day decongestant–strong, and it is helping with the congestion but not with the voice! I am turning it over to God, and maybe he will let me know what is really going on…

In the meantime, as we approach 2018, wholeness is wellness in all parts of our lives:  career, social, financial, physical, and community.  Being well does not live in a vacuum!  It is more than eating healthy, which I do.  It is more than working out, I have lost 14 pounds over the past year with walking; and I am waiting for the temperature to warm for that and for my physical wellness to return so that I can once again be a part of Silver Sneakers without contaminating everyone else.  But take the community involvement, and the career fulfillment; add those to financial wellness, and you should be on your way to being well on a holistic level!

And I want to take a moment to discuss “financial wellness”.  Everything to have everyone better aware of their money situation is good; but our traditional financial institutions have fallen into the habit of offering “Financial Wellness” which is primarily product driven.  After all of my years in constituent services, banking, and financial planning, the need is far deeper than that.

And that deeper level has everything to do with understanding how each of us as an individual makes personal money decisions.  I have found that working on the personal money relationship empowers folks to understand “their” personal money relationship and then to go on to choose the best decisions for them!  Festering financial problems, which employees hesitate to discuss in a group setting in their workplaces where the financial institutions offer their “free” programs can cause loss of sleep, lower self esteem and reduced productivity.  Several years ago, COSE (Council of Smaller Enterprises) included my thought sin an article they did on this topic:  “managing money issues “frees up people’s spirits and gives them more energy.”  The rest comes easier!

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Let’s Talk About the Selfish Basics!

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No matter where you are on your path, make sure that the basics needed for a sustainable life are included in your plan.  Sleep is one of the greatest healers, and we many times carry with us the stigma from our parents about sleep issues.  I know as a child I was always told that I sleep too much.  So I went around with not enough sleep, not quite as sharp as I was told I could be by teachers.  No one ever addressed the sleep problem without being told by my parents that I sleep too much!  I believed that for many years, and upon my beginning work with a holistic, intuitive doctor, I was suddenly told that I was sleep deprived.  Of course, after many years of being a single parent, burning the candles at both ends and in the middle building a life for all of us, I was sleep deprived with fatigued adrenals.  Then I began to listen to my body and soon learned that I function best on 8-10 hours of sleep.  I feel fantastic with my sleep routine.  I do try to minimize that when necessary but I can feel it within the day.  Some say that it is a selfish way to live, sleeping away a third of the day, but OMG can I tell the difference.  I guard my sleep in all ways:  caffeine intake, exercise routine, meals, and scheduling activities.  I wish I could be happy with 6 hours of sleep, but it will never work for me!  I do not lay awake 99% of the time.  I hit the pillow, go into meditation and sleep.  It is a foundation for Personal Sustainability in all ways.  When I sleep appropriately for me, I stay in a positive place with my money relationship, my eating habits, my cleaning habits, my successful Personal Sustainability practice housed in The Empower Excellence Experience.  Take the time to analyze your sleep habits and how they affect your total life.  You could be in for sweet dreams!

Holistic or Traditional?

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This is an interesting day of awareness.  Even though I am suffering through my second cold/cough in 6 months, I am happy because I have discovered the source of this malady:  my traditional doctor!  Yes, really.  I do not get colds.  About 9 years ago, my holistic doctor recommended an unknown to me, and, until 5 months ago, when my traditional doctor warned that this recommendation might be providing too much iron, so I did not follow 9 years of good experience with taking several mini tablets twice a day of a product called Hyland’s #4 Ferrum Phos 6x.  And 2 colds in 6 months!  Yes, this morning I am back on #4!  While pursuing personal Sustainability, I have learned to listen to my body, which today is screaming “What were you thinking?”

Bridges…Dreams…Consciousness

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During the last several weeks, vivid and lucid dreams are becoming a major part of my sleep!  I am still receiving fantastic rest, and I am still sleeping 9-10 hours, but something changed.  At first I credited it to the new naturceutical I began 3 weeks ago, soon after moving to Oberlin.  For the most part, that is going well.  So why the sleep phenomenon?

Well, I have done more research, especially after the very graphic and lucid dream about counting attendees at one of the networking groups that I run.  It was hilarious inasmuch as 67 people flowed into a room meant for no more than 30, and the proprietor was nowhere to be found.

And then it hit me that many years ago my holistic doctor told me that I am too hung up on numbers!  These vivid and lucid dreams are happening as I am finally in a place where I am emotionally and spiritually finding my truth.  All of them have been about deeper issues, all issues that I am in the process of letting go.  They are representing new spiritual energies, about my subconscious, about my Higher Self.  They did get my attention!  These dreams are serving as a bridge between my earthly life and my expanding consciousness.  They are a spiritual wake up call!

And I am ready for that wake up call as The Practice in Oberlin is moving towards a Fall Launch, and Pampered Chef Healthy/Empower Excellence is 99% of the way there.  It has been a long hard road, but I am there at the portal, and the dreams are pushing me on through!

When the Sacral Speaks…

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Good morning, and it is!  I am very glad to be here talking with you as a group and individually for each of you will receive what you need from messages.  

Twenty four hours ago I spoke of good vibrations, and yesterday’s activities made it clear that I was doing a lot of clearing physically and emotionally.  This is really the sum of activities for many, many years.  And then one day, something major happens.

For many years, I have participated in holistic care on many levels including spiritual intuition combined with medical intuition practiced by a wonderful holistic practitioner as well as resin and massotherapy.  Many times over the years, the messages that came through indicated that my sacral chakra was blocked.  Yes, many times that was the focus of my work but it never became cleared.  That is until yesterday.  I am not saying that the sacral popped up and said “Hallelujah!” but it was the culmination of all of the work I have done.  

It is amazing, and now knowing what I know, the sacral has been blocked for many years.  The sacral has a lot to do with keeping emotions under cover, which I learned from my earliest days because I was a part of a very dysfunctional home.  There are no stories to share about that.  It was what it was.  But emotional outbursts from others in my total family were common–I was a quick learner, and, wherever possible, I kept quiet verbally and emotionally.  

The first indicator that the physical body was suffering was when it was finally safe to do so–an interesting thing we have learned over the years is that nothing appears until it is safe to appear.  At the age of 25, I had an emergency gall bladder uprising and removal resulting in a fatty liver.  Where did that come from everyone asked at that time.  Now I know.  The gallbladder and the liver are affected by the sacral chakra.  Then I went on to experience infertility and reproductive issues, another area in the sacral’s domain.  Without becoming the drama of a victim, there were more and more issues physically which I now know were more than likely in relation to the blocked sacral chakra.

One thing I do know today, after all of the learning and energy work I have done, is that I trust what my intuition tells me, and yesterday, it yelled and screamed and cried with joy as I participated in a wonderful core energy program for the second time.  Before two hours were over the body quaked, the legs shook with release, and the energy settled in the sacral area.  For anyone who participates in energy work, these feelings are what you are seeking, what you are hoping for.  Intuition quietly after all of the noise and shaking simply said you are now at peace with the sacral chakra.  And I was…

So today, the vibrational colors shown are physical renderings of what happens with vibrations when the chakras are calm and balanced within me.  That is the only authority I have is me and my body!  And today it is thanking me….

Me, Content? Don’t Think So…

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Yes, October, is my birthday month, and I am never content even in my birthday month.  

I do realize I am not meant to be content in places that dwarf my spirit at all.  That has always been me, including in utero.  As a child, I was docile but difficult.  I always was trying to keep my voice alive.  And many tried to quiet me.  It did not work then; it does not work now.  I am just a little more professional and sophisticated about it now.  I have learned, I have grown, and I understand quickly.  I have made many leaps throughout my life.  Learning and knowledge were and are always in my nature.  I have been a student, and I have been and am a teacher.  I am a sponge for the most part.  And, yes, I break rules and create my own.  I operate from intuition.  The Universe and God are on my side…

For a while, time was flying way too fast; however, the busier I am becoming, the slower time is going as I keep my priorities straight.  I make connections not everyone sees, and I share all I learn from them.  I am a teacher, and I always learn the most.  My joy comes from sharing with others, sharing knowledge I have acquired.  

In this process, however, I have learned that I am not always easy to deal with because no one ever really knows what I am thinking at any given moment.  I am not the good witch of Halloween, although I am of Halloween.  I would not call me a bad witch.  I would call me a Wise Witch, one who knows who she is…an authentic Witch.  As an authentic Wise Witch, I take care of me, my family, my friends, and all of my business supporters…clients, networking members, and more.  October has 30 days, and I will celebrate the month on October 31 with a visit to my spiritual holistic intuitive…and then, who knows what the Wise Witch will do on the anniversary of her birth at 10:30 PM, well before midnight appears!

If You Are Looking to Find Excellence in Your Life, Start by Becoming Excellent…a Note About THE EMOTION CODE!

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Many years ago now, I began working with a holistic practitioner and soon began to know that he was also a spiritual intuitive.  He was an important part of my life for many years, and then life seemed to be very good about two years ago as I started my own business, Empower Excellence.   It was our joint goal that I did not need to have him in my life forever.  But now, life is happening, and in the Summer I was diagnosed as diabetic.  This among other test results that were phenomenal:  the first mammogram in 15 years that did not require me to come back (and come back again), a great ophthamologic  checkup, blood pressure right where it is supposed to be.  Life was good except for my A1c numbers.  The MD was good, gracious, and scared the living ____ out of me because my goal is to live to be 104+  That was the first visit.  The second visit a month later she changed her demeanor outlining the progression of drugs she had planned for me.  Oops, she forgot our discussion that I am looking for a natural way to reverse this diagnosis and have started on that path.

That did it, and I am seeking my own path.  I am following Dr. Mercola closely on line.  I am eating 100% clean.  I am exercising faithfully.

And yesterday, I read THE EMOTION CODE.  THIS IS A BOOK ON HOW TO RELEASE YOUR TRAPPED EMOTIONS FOR ABUNDANT HEALTH, LOVE AND HAPPINESS written by Dr. Bradley Nelson.  Finished the whole book and put some of the practices to work — no time like the present.  I won’t give it away, but I slept through the night and awoke with new resolve and the feeling that the three major emotions that have been evoked by three major people in my life–Virginia, my mother; David, my exhusband; and Rick, the partner in a 25-year illicit love affair–were definitely in the past.  Those emotions were abandonment, resentment, and anger.

It is amazing what happened with the few hours of a weekend, but the timing is never a mistake.  The one person in my life who really tried to be there for me for so many years was my father.  He died 35 years ago tomorrow…his presence is there telling me that all of those three close family and acquaintances were to be let go if I was to achieve the excellence I have been meant to achieve for my whole life.  It is my belief that those who we really care about are always with us whether in this life or in the next.

Yes, I am seeking to empower my own excellence so that I can help others find their excellence.  I needed these emotional blockages to be released so that they can be removed from my soul.  This is a thought:  read THE EMOTION CODE.  The practices in the book were used by my holistic practitioner for me eight years ago.   It was my time to learn how to do some of this on my own because the time was right for me to accelerate my time on my path to excellence.

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The Transformative Butterfly Going in the Wrong Direction…When It Comes to Money, Honey, Some Have It All Wrong!

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ONE OF THE THINGS I PROMISED MYSELF SEVERAL WEEKS AGO WAS THAT I WOULD WRITE MY BLOGS DAILY, AND I WOULD WRITE ABOUT SOMETHING RELATING TO MONEY THAT HAPPENED THAT DAY…

AND I HAVE HELD TRUE TO THAT PROMISE.  YES, THE BLOGS COME AT DIFFERENT TIMES EVERY DAY, AND SOMETIMES THAT IS BECAUSE NOTHING HAS JUMPED OUT AT ME UNTIL I SIT DOWN AND WRITE!

ABOUT FOUR YEARS AGO, I BECAME PART OF A GROUP THAT IS HOLISTIC IN CONCEPT, MEMBERS, ETC.  ABOUT TWO YEARS INTO IT, I REALLY KNEW THAT I DID NOT FIT THE GROUP.  YES, I PRACTICE PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY IN A HOLISTIC MANNER, BUT I LET SOMEONE WHO I THOUGHT I KNEW CONVINCE ME THAT I  SHOULD CONTINUE ON.  BELIEVE ME, TRUST YOUR OWN INSTINCTS.  THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR, I DID NOT RENEW MY MEMBERSHIP.

SO HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED TONIGHT, AND IT BEGAN LAST OCTOBER.  IN GROUPS SUCH AS THIS, THERE ARE MEMBERS WHO PATRONIZE THE OTHER MEMBERS IN AN DISINGENUOUS MANNER–THEY BUY YOUR SERVICES SO THAT YOU WILL BUY THEIRS.  THEY DO NOT DO THIS BECAUSE THEY WANT YOUR SERVICES, THEY DO IT SIMPLY TO GET YOUR BUSINESS DOLLAR.  

BUT I DID WANT AND NEED THE PRODUCTS OF ONE OF THE OTHER MEMBERS.  I SPENT A LARGE AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A PREMIUM PRODUCT…IT WAS NOT WHAT I EXPECTED, AND, YES, I DID LET THE OTHER MEMBER KNOW IN A NOTE WITH THE PAYMENT FOR THE PRODUCTS.  THERE WAS NO RESPONSE.  YES, I WAS DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE I LIKED THIS PERSON–SHE SEEMED TO BE GENUINE.  BUT, THERE WAS DISAPPOINTMENT AS THERE WAS NEVER A FOLLOWUP CALL.  I HAVE A PRACTICE OF LETTING THINGS GO.  I MADE A MISTAKE IN JUDGMENT.  END OF STORY.

UNTIL TONIGHT, WHEN OUT OF THE BLUE, THE MEMBER CALLED ME.  I LET HER KNOW MY DISAPPOINTMENT; SHE LET ME KNOW THAT SHE WAS DISAPPOINTED IN HER BEHAVIOR AS WELL.  I LET HER KNOW THAT I WOULD NOT EVER USE THE PRODUCTS AGAIN AND THERE WAS NOTHING AT THIS POINT THAT SHE COULD DO TO MAKE UP FOR IT.  I WAS THRILLED WHEN I LEFT THE CONVERSATION.  I COULD HAVE ASKED FOR A REFUND, BUT THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN ALL ABOUT THE MONEY!  THIS WAS NOT ALL ABOUT THE MONEY.  THIS WAS ABOUT DISAPPOINTMENT IN POOR SALESMANSHIP, POOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP, AND MORE.

THIS MEMBER, THIS GROUP, PORTRAY THEMSELVES TO BE REALLY GENUINE PEOPLE.  THEY MAY BE, BUT AFTER FOUR YEARS, THE GROUP IS NOT GENUINE, THEY ARE PARADING AS BEING ABOVE THE FRAY.  THE SALES METHOD USED BY THE PARTICULAR MEMBER I SPEAK OF TONIGHT IS VERY SHALLOW.  A TRANSFORMATIVE GROUP IS SOMETHING I USUALLY RELATE TO AS THE BUTTERFLY IN MY LOGO IS THE SYMBOL OF  TRANSFORMATION.  BUT THIS BUTTERFLY IS HEADED ON THE WRONG DIRECTION, AND TRANSFORMATION CANNOT HAPPEN WHEN IT IS ONLY ON THE SURFACE!  MONEY TRULY DOES BRING OUT THE BEST AND THE WORST IN PEOPLE!