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December 31, 2019 is on its way out 2020 is on its way in Everything I do will remain the same but change Living in the moment is becoming natural to me I go to bed when I am tired I wake up when my body is ready Lack of discipline No It is living in the moment There will be days when I need to be up earlier or go to bed earlier But listening to my inner being is becoming a successful walk home The voices I am hearing are mine and not anyone else’s And when I say the voices are mine I really mean it Spirit or Inner Being is me and I can finally say that without hesitation So Spirit and I are on our journey to accomplish whatever it is that is ours to accomplish on our way home for we came here for a purpose We are livingwith that purpose in its many forms to empower women especially to find financial freedom for financial freedom allows each and every person who is open to being free and not everyone is to join us in connecting and sharing our common wisdom Each of us has their own piece of wisdom Bringing it together is common wisdom Finding our voiceis a beginning Listening to our voice follows Empowering our voice comes naturally as we connect and share Today is December 31, 2019 an artificial ending to a cycle of 365 days or 366 with Leap Year upon us 2020 is within earshot It is an ending for a new beginning but so is every moment when we find our voice and listen to it Share the greetings for ending 2019 and starting 2020 But in 2020 let’s greet each moment as the ending and beginning that it is!
Merry Christmas from me as I am of the Christian tradition, and I am the Chief Vision Officer of what is soon to become Jan Litterst, LLC. And Christmas brings to our immediate attention with the message of Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus.
Talk about alternative thought and vision and wisdom before it was talked about in those terms, at lease as much as I know about that time. Let me take a few examples.
Mary, the Blessed Virgin, was all of that…a virgin, young, unmarried, and she listened to Spirit and had enough faith and self confidence to go along with the Holy Proposal to bear a child without sexual intercourse, to be with a man who was not her husband to father a child purported to be the Son of God. Wow! This is enough woo-woo to have a reality show today. But it was faith without social media and the press to tear her apart.
So then with all of this already in their minds and hearts and in Mary’s case, womb, they had to leave under government edict to travel to a foreign land. Off they went on their great adventure unquestioning in the dead of winter and no way to secure reservations. Transportationwas a mule or donkey and from everything I had ever seen Joseph, the forever unquestioning gentle man, walked the whole way! And then with only a manger to call his bed, Baby Jesus was born without the benefit of a sterile hospital or even a midwife. And they all lived happily ever after, at least for a few decades.
But there was no free will, only a vision provided by the Angel who came to announce the Heavenly plans to Mary, a woman, of course. And Mary became the carrier of that Vision. How else could two sensible adults fulfill God’s Plan, and the rest is history. And now, today, with all that I have learned through metaphysics and other sources, we are born with a predetermined purpose. Yes, we are told we choose that mission of our own free will. But when we are born, for most of us, the rest of the world takes over, and the mission or purpose gets buried under what family, society, religion, culture expect of us. But then, for many of us, we are searching for our identities, for our purposes, for our missions. We begin to exercise free will. That starts early with toddlers and continues into the teen years. We know we have a right to self manifest but we do not use those terms. All of a sudden we begin to learn who we are, what is ours to do, and then a vision might appear.
So, our vision and free will comes from the past, and now with Christmas upon us, we never talk about the bravery of Mary and Joseph. We never talk about having a vision, fulfilling our purpose, and more as originating in our lives as the Christmas Story. Well, I am a fan of story telling. It is the way we really learn. It is the way we empower ourselves, it is the way we connect with others, and it is the way we share our wisdom. Through the empowerment, connection, and wisdom we learn about ourselves, about our free will, and we learn about financial freedom. And that is my purpose: to be a partner to women especially to realize and reach financial freedom for it is a vision for all to reach the ability to serve their purposes. When you realize financial freedom, free will can be exercised through all parts ofyour life. Financial freedom allows you to make your choices, live your purpose, and create the Personal Vision which will make you the Chief Vision Officer of your life. Baby Jesus came into the world so that we all might live a life that would expand the love of God and Spirit. Live your Vision!
Every moment is beautiful, but a beautiful mind is simply a blessing! Even before the first cup of coffee, the mind awakens and begins to find the intention for that day. Spirit quickly joins, and it takes a heck of a lot of bad noise from any one to make the day and the mind less than beautiful. Contrary to the movie “Groundhog Day” each day can be beautiful and different and can lead to a celebration for each moment that you are alive. When I say that, I have just learned that my first friend in Oberlin has passed away. As controversial a character as he was he befriended me even if it was for his own personal monetary gain. He was a gentle soul, and I will always remember David Gibson that way.
Sunday best is how I look at life for Sunday is what you make it in the moment. Now, in the moment, I look forward to today moment by moment. Spirit moves me through my day already knowing my intention through my early morning meditation. Each of us has that autonomy but how many take the time to get in touch with it. There are tools to work toward your best life in any moment, and each of us is introduced to the tool for us at the right moment but that does not mean we pay attention to it, that we are in vibration with the particular tool at hand. My first step was becoming quiet and allowing Spirit to be heard and for us to acknowledge I was part of Spirit now aligned with me and who will hear me, too! Your first step is your choice at the moment you decide you want to live your best life…
And the color of the day is bright green! For many years I have subscribed to a daily weekday (I wish it were 7 days) messagefrom THE UNIVERSE at tut.com I know each message is not personal, but it sure seems like it is. The message from The Universe today expressed frustration “some of what frustrates us here the most, Janice Marie, are your regrets over the past, insecurities over downtime, and self doubts over decisions to be made. Please, the past was only a warm-up, your downtime allows us to set a new stage, and it’s you we proudly call “the boss.” This message was so powerful to me this morning for many reasons. I have had regrets over how I raised my now adult children and those regrets had me bummed out for a few days. Insecurities over downtime hit the nail on the head as I have taken a brief hiatus for thinking through my total rebranding making decisions on how to incorporate all I do under the new company name JAN LITTERST, LLC.
The message is all about what I am all about–self care and learning to love yourself. The last few weeks have been a distinct effort to do just that. And it is clear, as a Scorpio, with a Halloween birthday, “I am the boss” but my Chief of Staff is Source aka Spirit. No decision is made without my staff, and sometimes, they call it “intuition” , they make the decisions and then quietly share them with me in meditation. Wow, so calling me “the boss” is maybe tongue in cheek?
Thanks to my friend Beth this beautiful graphic came my way. It spoke to me for many reasons: the butterfly, trust, intuition, and more. Iinterpret intuition as my “Inner Being”, and I want to feel about me the way my Inner Being feels about me. The Inner Being always looksout for the best for me. It is interesting to look at my Inner Being that way as I am a teacher of life, and I am a creator, and I walk with the Universe in acceptance of who I am as a whole being: mind, body and soul. I have no limits in seeing what is or feeling what is. I see with my eyes and I feel with my mind, body, and soul.
Like my Inner Being, my power is in the NOW and I resonate with my Inner Being as my Source. Sourceis NOW focused and shares its wisdom with me. My Inner Being is not interested in the past, and it does not wait until the manifestation of an intention “happens”. I try to be secure as my Inner Being is secure in the NOW. Consequently, all my power is in the NOW as is Inner Being’s power is in the NOW. I do not see every intention as an already done deal, but I look at every intention with the vision of my Inner Being.
What I do Know is that the world is waiting for my vision of what is real for me. I know that action leads to connection and communication and eventually co-creation. Collaboration always has potential, and that to me is SHARING. Taking a stepinto certainty empowers my intentions to the Universe.I can then connect to my true self of Pure Spirit and pursue my divine purpose with action, connection, and communicationto share and speak my truth. We walk the path of what we want and what we need. Interconnection leads to inspiration, and the new ideas roll in. I then know where to go, whom to meet, and make the human connection to reach manifestation.
I then come to the table with others to SHARE our individual visions and to begin to live in the flow together. It is networking, it is being out there sharing visions but still retreating back into stillness which then encourages and inspires action with the spoken word which is a very powerful tool. Verbalization empowers our intentions into the world: My vision shared with your vision becomes our SHARED VISION. And my Inner Being becomes blended with my outer being of reality to become an AGELESS WOMAN OF WISDOM.
This is what AWE Ageless Women Emerging is all about. Women learning of their own power and how to access it. This has been an all-consuming thought in the last week since a new option of how to do AWE came to my attention. Nothing, but everything, changes. It is all in the delivery of AWE into the future. This is not meant to be an exclusive program, it must be inclusive. In the way it is currently formatted it is exclusive. There are costs of running programs as entrepreneurs. But there are ways to provide an inclusive program and to really bring everyone to the table who needs to be there. This is all about Business 101 and serious management introspection and skills. It really was a point of concern for many, many reasons, and at 4 a.m. this morning, Source, God, the Universe, and Joel Osteen all ganged up on me. I was restless, I was preoccupied, and I was tired of researching all of this and not coming to a conclusion, which, for reasons I cannot speak of this morning, and I am ok with that, cannot be finalized today, or tomorrow, or the next few days. But it is big. Source has been with me for days providing servant leaders along the way bringing new ideas to the forefront. They love AWE, and they are being quite supportive. And they have a expertise I have not let surface for years. God kept speaking to me that I was leaving something out of AWE. She spoke only in the way God does: gently but nagging. No rest from God. The Universe kept sending more expertise my way including people I have not yet met who really have knowledge to share: wisdom. That is it! AWE is all about wisdom, and yet more wisdom came my way of how to look at this program. I was ready to run to my room and take a very long nap…anything to find rest and peace. Sleep is good, it always is. I have a way of waking up around 2-4 a.m. for a bathroom run and then meditation. I knew I had to get more sleep at 4. My nose was running with allergies, and my one eye was strained from too much use over the last weeks. So up I got and found my way to Aleve–have not taken Aleve in weeks or months for anything, but I knew it would relax my total body for sleep. For my meditation partner this morning it was Joel Osteen with a sermon entitled “You Will Have What God Says You’ll Have”. I thought twice because here was God bringing the whole gang together to get me to listen and find peace, and I did. First Kings was his scripture of choice regarding “spiritual ears”. It was about “struggling”. It was about believing what was in my Spirit not in my mind; it was about faith. It was about accomplishing much. Things are about to turn. Be encouraged by what I feel and hear in my Spirit; what I see is subject to change. Oh yes, “subject to change”. “The path of the righteous gets brighter and brighter.” It was all about listening to what Spirit, Source, the Universe, and God have been sharing with me. Sprit is speaking about what is coming. Am I going to believe what I currently see or believe what “the gang of the Spirit” keeps sharing with me. And, I was at peace and off to sleep…AWE!
For years, I have written about ENERGY, but I do not think that I have ever, not once, defined the word! But the day has come as I continue to write about a Family Legacy with Financial Wellness. There is no way to create that legacy without ENERGY, Money Energy to be specific. And we will be writing about that as time goes on.
ENERGY has many definitions, but let’s use this: strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity. It can be synonymous with many words, but for simplicity here are a few: vitality, vigor, life, verve, and spark!
There have been many influences in my work on Money ENERGY, but in the NOW, no one has had more of a profound effect than Deepak Chopra. I must share the credit for my journey with Money ENERGY with many, but Deepak definitely!
ENERGY is with us from the time of conception. Let’s focus a little more on youthful ENERGY. At the same time it is important to look at the quality of your ENERGY. Keep in mind that childhood energy is always within no matter your age. That may surprise you. It may not seem that way, but it is the quality of the ENERGY that changes when it is not at the level we would like. When we are told that we look “young”, that refers to the biological or physical state of who we are. We are usually happy when we are told “you look so young”, and that has a lot to do with the fact that we want to remain young to be able to experience everything we want to experience in life. I intend to live to at least 104, so that means I have at least one third of my life left. I have a lot I want to experience. But to be “young” is not only physical, it is also mental, emotional, and spiritual.
Every living being with cells has their energy begin with the processing of energy in every cell every moment. The physical energy has to do with growth, the mental with how we think and process thoughts, the mental and emotional come with development, and spiritual is there always, always has been there. The processing of youthful energy is ageless and happens through bodily processes such as breathing and more. ENERGY comes in, energy goes out. Breathing, eating, digesting, healing are bodily processes involving the creation of ENERGY.
Different people have different needs at any particular moment of their lives…ENERGY is in the NOW. Quality also differs from moment to moment, but, when optimized, it is a restful alertness. Know that ENERGY is constantly renewed as cells live in the moment. ENERGY can be increased many ways including meditation which is simply a technique. When used in combination with self care including food, ENERGY can become complete without limits adding to our wholeness, our joy, our creativity, our freshness, and our alertness. ENERGY!