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Live an inspired life, a purposeful life, an uncluttered life- wisdom from Inspiration by Dr. Wayne Dyer

Live an inspired life, a purposeful life, an uncluttered life; wisdom from Inspiration by Dr. Wayne Dyer

I just finished watching Dr. Wayne Dyer’s presentation of his book, Inspiration, about living one’s life inspired and ON purpose.  If ever I have doubts whether there’s grace in the universe, today is not one of those days.  Why?  I attribute it to grace that without a coach, a guru, or a mentor for most of my life, I came to the conclusions and choices that Dr. D (as he’s known) advocates in his book for living an inspired life, a life ON purpose to fulfill one’s purpose.

He says there are a few things that are KEY:

  • Change your awareness of yourself.  Jung said one of the most important things you can do is to become aware of yourself.  I agree.  I have said this in many posts and in many places on my website as my work is built upon this principle.
  • Put your attention on what can be improved or changed rather than on what is wrong.  Maslow said this, I say this, and The Law of Attraction is based on this.
  • Allow time for quiet and contemplation.  There needs to be space for inspiration to enter and dwell.  A quiet mind is closest to god. Inspiration and guidance are often delivered in a soft voice; if your life is too loud or chaotic, you may not hear the soft voice.  (See part 2 of this post)
  • Motivation has to do with taking an idea all the way to completion.  Inspiration has to do with an idea taking YOU where you’re meant to go. You surrender to this; you trust it.  You allow yourself to be infused with this.  Your spirit is aligned with your desire and these are aligned with divine will and your individual will.  We are then moved into resourcefulness and creativity- we find the way and the means to get done what needs to be done along the way.  Obstacles are challenges not an excuse to give up or stop.

Through grace, guidance, etc., I have done these things and my life could not be more ON purpose or inspired.  I certainly did not expect or plan to wind up here.  I planned to be an architect, but being one didn’t mesh well with motherhood so I surrendered to inspiration and divine will and here I am.  Woo Hoo!!!  At times it’s felt like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride (one of the scariest rides of my first trip to Disneyland as a small child), but when the ride concludes, you emerge in the sunlight and are no worse for the adventure, maybe even better.

Why live an inspired life? Patanjali said the reward for an inspired life is that your thoughts breaks free of their bounds, your mind transcends limitations, you enter the field of all possibilities, your consciousness expands in every direction, you find yourself in a great new world of god realization, and you discover yourself to be a greater person than you’d known.  While all of this is true, it’s not instantaneous; these things occur because of what you DO when you’re inspired and who you BECOME when you live an inspired life.

Dr. Dyer defines true nobility as being better than you used to be.

Stay tuned for the next post: Part 2: The 6 Steps to an inspired life and the 12 Steps to Simplify your life so you can actually have an inspired life.

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Thriving in these challenging times

Tough times call for adaptation and evolution, not desperate measures. Ramping up our creativity is how we’ll survive and thrive over difficult stretches of time. Now we are back to square one, where ingenuity will give birth to actual products and services to be sold. This is opportunity lurking. Don’t wait to hear it knocking. Some of us will react by using the “turtle strategy” : pull everything in, hold tight, and wait it out. Some of us will react by using the “headless chicken strategy:” run around panicked, without direction. Some of us will react by looking at needs and resources, finding matches, and seizing opportunities. We are limited only by our imaginations and our commitment to ingenuity.

Action is Born in Your Mind
As with all actions, everything starts with internal dialog. That internal dialog directs us in setting our course. If our focus is on our plight, we sit in our plight. If our focus is on our path out of the woods, we move out of the woods. Our interpretation of events directs us, not the events. We make the decision between victim and problem-solver from the start, and our actions merely follow through with that decision. As we’ve learned, we can shift from victim to problem-solver by shifting our internal dialog. The next step is taking that problem-solver to a new level of creativity. It means we need to be much more conscious about our internal dialog and our dialog with each other; all aspects of our communication. Opportunity may not be knocking as loudly as it once did, but that doesn’t mean we can’t seize it where it’s lurking.

Even during dark and desperate times there are certain prophetic people who can see beyond obvious challenges and fears. Every Pulitzer Prize was won by someone who shut their complaining mouth and took the risk to follow the thread of instinct. We can use the same principles today; practice, practice, practice doing this.

It’s easy to sit around paralyzed with worry about the future, but it feels really awful and gets you nowhere. You could stay in this state until the economy shifts and then you’ll be no better off. While the economy is not under your control, YOU are. You can control many elements of your reality. Take a minute to imagine your life exactly the way you’d like it to be. Then ask yourself what YOU can do to make things different. What’s your vision? What is the first step toward that? Take that step. Then take the next step. One step at a time you move toward your vision. When the economy shifts again, you’ll be in a better position relative to your heart’s desire.

Each one of us has certain doors of possibility that can only be accessed by allowing our internal daydreams to flow without restriction.
Create the environment to allow this from time to time. Use all that time you’d spend watching the news. Fill your mind with images of your heart’s desire rather than the images from the news. You may find that you can be happy and inspired even in the midst of these wild times in which we’re living.

What is the first step? Set that in motion. Share it with me if you like.

WORK LESS; MAKE MORE MONEY

WORK LESS; MAKE MORE MONEY

HUH? HOW CAN THAT BE?, you say. I know it sounds a bit counterintuitive. However, Leonardo DaVinci said “The greatest geniuses sometimes accomplish more when they work less. It is a very good idea to go away now and then and have a little relaxation…..when you come back to the work, your judgment will be surer, since to remain constantly at work will cause you to lose the power of judgment.” Is this what gave rise to cafes? I don’t know about cafes, but I do know that what he recommends fits with my own experience.

People interviewed on this topic all said that they have gotten their ideas and inspirations when they weren’t “working”. The most common answer was while they were taking a shower/bath. It’s not the water though. It’s oscillating between the left and right hemispheres of the brain. The highest form of creativity depends upon a rhythmic movement between engagement and disengagement, between engaging one side of the brain and then the other: one side engages while the other side disengages. Both are necessary and neither is sufficient on it’s own. The right brain is less linear and time-focused and thus is more inclined to solve problems or come up with something new by intuitive leap and sudden insight…..and this often occurs when the left brain is exhausted. The work occurs on the unconscious level.

I have long been fascinated by the brain and how it interacts with creativity, inspiration, the spirit in all its forms and movement, psychodynamics, etc… If you’ve been reading my blog, or if you’ve read About Me, you know that I work with both the conscious and the unconscious mind, psychodynamics, and spirit. So I was tickled to hear DaVinci said that creative work occurs on the unconscious level. Why is this not widely recognized and supported in the working world? Why do companies not foster this in their employees? Why are people with a proven track record of accomplishment and brilliance not trusted and supported to have space and time for this within their work schedule? This is one of the many percs of the self-employed; one that I have always treasured and benefited from greatly. As a matter of fact, the inspiration that lead to me changing professions and doing this work occurred in a rare moment of t.v. watching (it was a finance-related show on Oprah, but I was not in work mode).

So, all that said, I encourage all of you to do what you need to do to have that R/L brain oscillation experience on a regular basis. Who knows what could come out of it! It’s an important component of Money Mastery.

Success, Purpose, Vision, and Service

Success means that we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others.
–Marianne Williamson

The idea is to see a vision that gives you purpose in life and then to implement that vision. The vision by itself is one half, one part, of a process. It implies the necessity of living that vision, otherwise the vision will sink back into itself.
–Lewis P. Johnson

Money, Income, Life Purpose and the Chakras – Part 2

Money, Income, Life Purpose and the Chakras – Part 2

In the last post, I talked about needing to work through the issues of the first 3 chakras in order to gain autonomy, individuation, an internal sense of security, to connect with others, have relationships, offer your creativity and receive material rewards for it. All of that must happen in order to gain clarity about your desire and your purpose.

The chakra system is the spiritual link between purpose and profit. You’ll conquer your issues and your obstacles, make decisions, offer your gifts, take responsibility to get your gifts to as many people as possible.

The 4th chakra is about following your bliss- this will lead you to your purpose. Do what you love and combine it with a sound business plan. Passion + Purpose + Plan = Profit. Having done the work on issues around the first 3 chakras, you can really get behind yourself, be effective, balanced and creative and do the work you love while getting paid for it.

The 5th chakra is about knowing your core message and getting it out to a wide audience. The money is in your message so get it out as widely as possible. Many entrepreneurs’ success is hampered by their aversion or resistance to marketing. When it’s the message linked to your purpose, it becomes sharing and offering rather than marketing or selling.

The 6th chakra is about the decision-making and evolution-causing part of the brain. The transformational power of decisions leads to unstoppable wealth. Make the decision to be hugely successful, wealthy, philanthropic, or all 3. Pareto’s Principle applies here too: 80% of decisions are made in the moment. 20% require deliberation or research.

The 7th chakra connects you with the divine. When you get yourself aligned with this energy, you become a channel for energy and it bypasses the ego! How cool is that?! I LOVE this. Get connected; stay connected. Life and work are soooo much easier this way; more fun too. Helpful hint: stop multi-tasking; it interferes with this connection. Inspiration = spirit comes in.

Our souls have a non-negotiable desire for life purpose. Your auric field holds your life purpose. Success is an inside job; BE the person you are meant to be. Now is a good time to begin. How well you’re doing with each of the chakras determines how bright your energy is and how immediate your manifesting will be. We emit a very clear frequency when we clear out the baggage; then people and opportunities are attracted to us. Re-write your story, dump the heavy baggage, cultivate bright new energy. Theta, NLP, Coaching and Hypnosis are great tools for this. I know this because I use them on myself- not just on my clients.  I am living proof.  When you are BEING your purpose, everything will happen! Since I made the simultaneous decisions to BE my purpose,  invest myself 100% in my coaching/training business and to end my unfulfilling romantic relationship, there has been a confluence of grace, resources, and opportunities that exceeded my hopes and expectations!  Everything is happening!