I am super excited about today's giveaway. I met Lisa Carmen through Owning Pink. Shortly after I took one of her SacredSexyU workshops and then she attended a Dallas Pink Posse event of mine. Our connection was instant. It was clear to me that Lisa and I stood for the same purpose, to empower, recharge & to create opportunities for others to live the lives they love and desire.
Today Lisa join us in offering 3 FREE coaching sessions as part of my birthday week giveaway:
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I’m not entirely sure what this difference is between this year & all the other years I have been alive. But there is definitely a contrast.
Perhaps it is the fact that I am now more open to the magic of the Universe & what it has to offer. Or that I am more patient, loving & kind with myself. Maybe it is that I can now see my own light & love when I was once relying on others to tell me it was there.
No matter the reason I am grateful.
Here are 10 things I have accomplished so far in 2010
Happy Birthday Week to Me 09/13/2010
In honor of my 24th birthday week I want to celebrate with an entire week of giveaways. Lucky me, lucky YOU.
I have a great line up planned. If I wanted to giveaway all of my birthday secrets at the beginning of the week, I would. But sense I love surprises so much I am going to let the goodness sneak up on you day by day, blog by blog.
Today's first giveaway is this awesome Pac-Man cork board that landed in my yard sale. I couldn't let it go because I knew it would make an awesome prize for one of my blog subscribers (lucky you.) The board is about 12 inches by 9 inches and has a hole at the top of the board for hanging. The entire thing is made of cork and is still in it's original plastic wrapping.
To be entered for a chance to win this bad ass cork board
Thanks to all of you who choose to participate! I am so looking forward to the rest of week & all the wonderful giveaways. The prizes only get better from here!
A Place Where I Meet Up With My Higher Self 09/12/2010
When I was in California visiting my favorite book store, Open Secret, I was lucky enough to have a guided meditation by a lovely intuitive lady named CeCe. During the meditation she took me to my sanctuary where I met my higher self, it was a beautiful experience. When I saw this photo I was represenced to the magic in the world & how easy it is to cut ourselves off from beauty & what is possible in life. I think I just might go home tonight and visit my sanctuary.
Moderation: It Ain't Always Fun 09/10/2010
Moderation. (Did you get the chills just now?)
Sometimes that word brings me joy & other times it makes me shiver with thoughts of hard work, surrender & letting go.
A few moments ago it left me a little nauseous, but I visited my journal & emptied my mind on the topic.
Now I feel liberated.
I knew I needed to address the issue of what I was having too much of because there were other things in my life that were beginning to be neglected. (Like exercising!) It was as if my scale was starting to tip a little bit too much in one direction.
I don’t think I will ever get to a point where I am eternally balanced.
I believe that I will constantly need to re-evaluate my life & negotiate what needs more & what needs less.
As for now, I am taking out this mystery indulgent ingredient completely. I might reintroduce it into my life at one point, but you can bet your bottom it will be in strict moderation.
Goals Are Useless Without Action 09/09/2010
When I was getting ready to paint my room I picked out the color blue. It was a bright, (but deep) royal blue. I kept wondering what it would look like to paint all four walls.
Would it be too much?
Should I only paint one wall & then see what it looks like before deciding?
I stayed in my head for about week, thinking of all the possible outcomes. I talked about my options with several people.
It wasn’t until I spoke with Stevi that I was told “you need to just get in there and do it. It’s the only way of knowing for sure.”
Later that day I painted one wall. I soon realized that three of the walls needed to be blue. I decided to come back later & paint the fourth wall a different color to make the space appear larger.
I’m not sure why I didn’t see this before, but everything has its purpose.
I set the intention to create an eCourse. I have been getting signs from the Universe left & right that this is where my attention needs to be focused.
I have tossed around ideas in my head, talked with people about it, & analyzed all the resources I might use to make the course a success.
The one thing I haven’t done is put my fingers to the keyboard & start creating what it will look like.
Maybe the eCourse is the same as my blue room.
Without action, there is no definite outcome. The only real way to find out what works best is to get in there & just do it, reworking things along the way to improve.
What goals have you created that you haven't taken action on? Is it time to ask yourself what is really stopping you? Are you stuck in fear? Surrender and take a baby step.
Oh Universe, you crack me up.
Just when I get to space thinking that you aren’t listening anymore, BOOM! You through an event in my face that bluntly says to me, “now tell me that I don’t exist! HA!”
It was only moments ago that I was writing in my journal sharing my feelings of unworthiness. I traced back the internal conversation to my digression in weight loss. Knowing that these negative conversations would get me no where fast, I decided to drop it after relieving my woes.
I show up on my blank Word document to write that masterpiece that will be shared on my blog today. I turned to my Goddess Cards for guidance. Low & behold the cards said just what I needed to hear. (Go figure.)
The first one told me that I would receive "fair payment for my creative work" and the second told me that "possibilities of great success appear with this card." That my "highest hopes are supported by the Universe & all I have to do is move past my fears."
Well, if that wasn’t a call from above, I don’t know what is.
I woke up this morning with my eCourse on my mind. Most of my thoughts were directed towards the fact that I haven’t done anything to begin creating it. It appears that now is the time.
What is fear holding you back from in this moment? Gather up the strength to look past those fears to see what is really possible. What do you see?
Look out fears- your getting trampled!
Creating My Own Terms of Success 09/07/2010
Sometimes when I can’t settle on a topic to write about I reach for my Goddess Cards. This mornings card was the Three of Staves. Its symbolic meaning is:
“an enterprise about to cumulate in success. The ability to transform goals into realistic action. Business success after a successful launching. Activity with clear intent.”
It was no surprise to me that this is the card showed up. After setting yesterday’s intention of making $1,000 a week this card tells me that when my intentions are pure & clear my goals will be met.
Something that did come up for me while reading this card was the concept of creating our own terms of what success is.
Often I find myself disappointed with my achievements. Usually when I look deeper at this I find that I am actually disappointed with my opinion of what other people expect of my success.
How the hell am I suppose to know what other people expect of me unless there is an actual conversation around the matter?
I can assume, but that usually leads to disappointment & feelings of failure.
When I shift my thoughts to what I decide my success is I find my goals are much easier to meet. Not only have that, but I always hold the power to forgive myself if those expectations are not met.
So what is my definition of success in this particular instance?
By making $1,000 a week of my own personal income I am a success. If I end up making $999 a week- I’ll be happy with that too. I have no plan for how this income will show up or through whom. But I am committed to allowing it to show up in my life one way or another.
Living Without Attachment,
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The Bitch That Is "Reality" 09/06/2010
Sometimes “reality” can really be a bitch.
I love existing in this time & space but more often then not I forget that I am a child of the Universe. An eternal spirit that is here to love & grow, share & mend, expand & give. I am here to create the life I love. I am not a victim of my circumstances, I created my circumstances.
My life is literally at my finger tips to create however I please, but at least once a week (if not once a day,) those thoughts of not liking where I am come seeping in. The conversation is usually around money.
I want to complete my life coaching certification, but I don’t have enough money. I want to pay of my debt, but I don’t have enough money. I want to take personal vacations at least 3 times a year, but I don’t have enough money. (I think you get the idea.)
Well I’m tired of that bullshit. (I feel sassy today.)
I can create my life how I want & if money is just an energy that flows to & from me, all I have to do is set the intention for what I want to show (not what I DON’T want) & take action so that it shows up.
Intention. Baby steps. Trust. Ta da!
So here it is, I want my personal income to be $1,000 a week. $100 will go into savings, $300 will go towards my financial freedom, $100 will be my weekly spending money & $500 will go to paying off bills.
If I had $1,000 a week of my personal income, I would be one happy, confident camper. Until this comes into play, I will act as though it is already in existence.
And today, part of my $100 weekly spending money will get me a pedicure. Happy Day.
Creating Space For A New Chapter 09/03/2010
Today is the day of the yard sale. I sit on my back porch with my computer, getting some work done in between the thrifty shoppers.
I must admit, it feels lovely; letting go of all this stuff.
Certain items I have no attachment to & others are more difficult for me to let go of because of who gave me the item or who I associate the item with.
But does it make it any easier for me to live my life holding onto those sentimental items or do they weigh me down, simply by existing in the space in which I am trying to create the next chapter of my life? Do these items allow the flow of my energy to remain stagnant & out of date?
I feel that by letting go of all these things I hold on to, I am giving myself permission to move forward with my life. Living in gratitude for the past, but eager & excited for the future.
Giving away stuffed animals, old picture frames, blankets my grandmother made & concert t-shirts are a way for me give thanks for that experience in my life.
By letting these things go, I am not forgetting that they ever happened. The events, emotions & lessons will forever reside within my spirit. There is just no need for them to take up the space around me.
I truly believe they were hindering me from moving forward.
I am left here now feeling renewed, fresh and energized.
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