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I have a case of the ‘Yeah, buts…’

I used to have this teacher and whenever a student replied to her suggestion with a, "Yeah, but..." she would quickly interject (every single dang time)--"yeah-buts live in yungles."  Yes, yungles, not jungles.   I still remember this and I think this was my second or third grade teacher.  She also had a love of providing ample food during class in the form of peanut butter on bread.  Maybe that is why I remember her. But let's get on with my yeah, buts... I found myself thinking about my writing.  I was reflecting on all the ways it could be better.  I was thinking about all the mistakes in past notes and posts and well, everywhere...and on and on this crazy tape in my head wanted to go.  It even went to comparing my stuff to other bloggers, famous authors and the lyrics of Boy George. Humpf! I love the way some writers can make their words roll together in such a way that liquid magic drips right off the page. But I wasn't thinking mine could and was telling myself every which way they weren't. That judging and comparing was rolling right along. It lead into other ideas and thoughts and then I started the 'Yeah, buts...' BUT this time...and this is HUGE, guys...I stopped them.  I realized I was shutting down possibility, momentum, growth and everything before it even had a chance.   I stopped them.  And a tarot card popped into head.  The seven of swords, called 'futility.' Futility is what stops you before you start.  Of your own creation. Sabotaging yourself. Take a look at the card.  See the central sword and around it are all these other swords taking a chink out of it, making cracks, making it weak.  That central sword is your idea, your plan or [...]

Look what I dropped into

Drop In…Expand Out? What in the HEC does that mean? My original intent was to talk about this Tarot spread reading a group I am in did that really struck me deep- and now I know why-it talks about what I talk about all the time that Drop in…Expand out stuff. Whoa! Super cool, interesting coincidence (do you believe coincidences and synchronicities are teachers? I do) So dropping IN. What I mean when I say this is that you drop your awareness down into your belly and really truly feel (feel in your body and soul) how you feel about something. The truth of what is being presented whether it is an inner thing or something outside of you. Is it your intuition? Possibly. Is it your soul? Possibly. Is it your higher self? Possibly. Or all of the above? I don’t really care what you call it. I call it your inner drop. And I want you to connect to it, to live your life from this place in your being. Feel whole, integrated and on track because you know the truth of what is true for you. And you are strong and powerful in that truth. And it is yours and yours only, baby! Check in with it. Drop down inside. Feel. Listen. Ask a question out loud of it. Wait and feel the response- the answer- the feeling and the truth that comes.     And it will come.    It may take practice.    Keep practicing.    Develop ways to hear the answer. (Writing, meditation and oracles are great tools) Okay, so that’s the dropping in (in a nut shell). SO now…what is this expanding OUT stuff? The expanding out stuff IS… what are you going to do with the information that you got from your inner drop? What are you [...]

a dramatic way of seeing

Just up the road from my house is a shuttered stark barren house. No signs of the past, no hope of the future. Just there. A form without a purpose. Even the yard around it shows no signs of the people or life that happened there. There’s no lingering laughter of the 5th birthday party under the grand tree. The swing set has long been retired. The smells of roast chicken and mashed potatoes with gravy have long dissipated. But does this actually seeing was has come before have to influence the present. What if you saw the potential that is everywhere? What if, by opening up those shuttered windows and shining a new light on what is there you could jump into a new way of being? You’ve been bogged down and thinking it was another way instead of opening up and perceiving with new sight what could be. SEE what you hope for, what can be, what is available, what is there and always has been. It is not that things outside of change. It is what is inside of us and how we see it that changes. You know- you know…you do! Right now –that more is out there. You sense it. You feel it. Sometimes you feel it right down to your bones. You want to connect with that. Sometimes you get close. And right now you feel like it is time to break through and really see what it is that you want. You have this dream, this wish--to change, to be, to do, and to connect. I once felt like I was in that shuttered house. But--I saw it as a beautiful house. I felt like it was sturdy. I felt like it was solid. I didn’t realize the windows were shuttered. I wasn’t [...]

Are you one of those gas station hot dogs–endlessly rolling…?

Sometimes when a client comes to me-they don't quite have words to describe what or how they are feeling.   So, I was thinking about this today, and you know me and my food obsession (see my 'Year Ahead Workbook' free gift)...so I thought-- what if I asked them to tell me what kinda food or dish they felt like? Of course, I then thought-- What kinda dish do I feel like right now? Not to eat mind you, but the energy of it, the way it makes you feel, the actions to prepare, the flavors, the culture....etc. I decided I feel like a warm comforting bowl of nurturing chicken noodle soup. I feel pretty content, healthy, satisfied, balanced and warm.  So, awesome! But what if you are not feeling awesome?  What if you feel like a frozen microwave dinner? A cold slice of leftover pizza?  A hot dog rolling around endlessly in a hot box...going no where and under stress? I know some exercises, tools and tricks. I have days where I can feel a less than nurtured and comforted--just like you. I learned these tools and ways to easily access them anywhere, anytime. You can do it too! Learning to get back to your center, to be grounded, to feel supported, to know that it is there and how to access it... = p r i c e l e s s I learned to do visualizations to engage my energy system (chakras).  I learned to ground and center using the same techniques.  The more you do them (10-20 minutes a day)  the more easily and instantly you call on them when you really need to get off those hot rollers! These exercises and the knowing of your energy system is not difficult.  All it takes is frequent exercise [...]

You want to be a Rock Star, right?

It seems like that it is everyone’s dream-being a Rock Star. But why? Why is this the dream job and lifestyle that people state as the best, the utmost, the peak of success? Why the job of Rock Star is so coveted: • Millions of adoring fans cheer you on every step of the way. • You live full out. (Your persona is YOU….and LOUD!) • You actively shout out what you are passionate about! • Fun and travel are a given. You dance and sing…for a living because you built your dream this way. • Your life and work is an expression of your creativity and passion. • You provide an exciting and lively way for people to connect with you and to have fun. • Your message about who you are is strong and clear. People ‘get’ you. • You are inspiring…and sexy. • You are always focused on your message. • You have a great band to support your message and you. • You let others do the tasks that aren’t your strongest points. Like setting up the equipment and attending to the details. You get the idea! YOU could be doing this in your business and life. Why not? Well, at least until you get thrown out of a few hotel rooms. :/ Look at the list again and see that a change in your attitude and how you strut your stuff can add an infusion of electricity that Rock Stars have. How can you bring a few of these ideas into practice? When customers (or people in relationship with you-even your relationship with yourself) begin to feel this passion, creativity and focus from you…they will be drawn to you. YOU will be their Rock Star! Or be your own Rock Star! For YOU! If I [...]