Becoming a Great Leader

Monday Morning Mentoring

I do believe it will have to be the women of the western world who will ultimately save this world. But it cannot be saved from the same energy that has created the current culture, mores and structure.

Over the next few weeks I will share what I have used to heal and transform my own world, so that we can all step fully in to the roles that we are here to lead.

Before we can fully Lead, I believe there are key areas that must be address. That may look like healing, it may look like skill development. I do not believe we have to be in a suit and in a politics to make the impact that we are here to make nor to lead the lives we are meant to lead.

The first requirement is that we must each find that Unwavering Courage. We know that as we decide to take a stand, many times we will be targets. Held accountable in ways that men usually are not. This is readily seen in our relationships and in business. Just think of the woman who decides to choose how she will birth her children, judged at every turn and from the closest to the strangers as a whole. Or how the woman who chooses not to have children and focuses on her career and calling instead. Judged and ridiculed by men and women alike.

Those are just a couple of the myriad of examples, and I don’t need to go on. The fact is, we as women MUST have UNWAVERING COURAGE.

Courage: noun, the ability to meet danger and difficulties with firmness : the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous

Derived from Old French corage, from Latin cor ‘heart.’

Now this has a lot more meaning to me as a Yogi and energy healer (you can see a quick video I made talking about the heart chakra) but it’s not necessary for the work we are doing this week.

Because the HEART is a key Energy vessel, not just the organ but the essence of our Unity and communion and it is where we need to lead from FIRST, this piece must be in place. How do we get unwavering courage? I am going to venture to say that each one of us has expressed in our lives at one time or another that UNWAVERING Courage.

Can you think of a time or two? I can. Just remembering those moments will be a powerful action step this week! When you recall those past moments of unwavering courage – recall every nuance, the smell, the textures, the sounds. Feel into that moment and use that to bring you strength for something you need to find courage in today.

This unwavering courage is something we must each continuously cultivate for ourselves as well as each other – to build fortitude in order to fulfill our Dreams.

The second piece that we need to focus on is Self Confidence.

The confidence to BE fully oneself without having to tear another down in order to show up. The confidence to support another without forfeiting your own needs. The confidence to take the time you need to restore and reset if you don’t know your exact next steps. These are just a few examples of how I define SELF CONFIDENCE.

This week, set aside your SELF CARE time with a focus on your HEART. Your hearts desire. Your compassion for self if you have been more focused outwardly. Your compassion for other’s if you have been more focused inward. Come in to a balance with this energy.

Take one action that you know you want to complete these week and make a promise to yourself that by the end of the week you will complete that. Whether it is telling someone no you will not be attending the party, volunteering for that fundraiser, or yes, I will take on that role and I’m excited to do so.

Whatever that piece is for you, do it from a place of PURE HEART. When you have completed that, take the time to honor and acknowledge your hearts choice.

For me this week, I am committed to facing my fear with the spartan race that I committed to last year. I signed up for this race for 2 reasons, 1 that I wanted to think about something bigger than myself and 2 because I didn’t want to confront the pain of my divorce.

I can see now what I could not see then. That unwavering courage is what I will practice this week and through every moment of the race.

When you need reinforcement, use your power stance and shout even if silently (but it’s better out loud!)
“I AM COURAGEOUS!! “I CAN DO THIS!”

Here’s to an awesome week! Go Lead a Life YOU LOVE!

I’ll be announcing the open enrollment for the 5 DAY SOULFUL SELF-CARE CHALLENGE Soon. I only do this amazing 5 day virtual retreat 2 times a year so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss the launch.

Use the Powerful Tool of Imagination to Create a Better Life

Monday Morning Mentoring

Happy Beautiful Monday!

IMAGINATION

One of my favorite words! How about you? Do you feel excited when you hear or see the word Imagination or do you feel squashed or like you better not because it’s bad to use your imagination? (If you feel negative emotion around “IMAGINATION” visit my clearing negative emotion page or emofree.org right now and get it cleared through the awesome Tool of Emotional Freedom Technique). Otherwise, carry on…

There are many teachers on this topic, Neville Goddard, Joe Dispenza are a couple of my favs.

I’m always practicing with it and last week I realized I’d seen only a few hummingbirds and wanted to see more. In my Morning Sit, I Imagined the feeling of seeing so many hummingbirds right outside my windows and the sounds of ooh and aahs from my boys as we delighted in their varieties and watched them nourish in nectar. I did this for maybe 2 minutes and it was as if I was actually seeing them. I felt excited at the end of it and then closed my morning sit as usual and proceeded about my busy day completely forgetting about it!

Later that morning one of my clients told me about fuchsia baskets being on close out at our local nursery. After our session he went and bought 3 for me and I put them all up on my patio! By that afternoon we had seen 32!!! Hummingbirds!

So many variety of colors on their breasts. It was AMAZING!!!

This week YOU are going to cultivate IMAGINATION as a skillful TOOL in your Tool Box! Try it for 1 full week and see if it’s one of the Diamonds.

 

Here’s how!

 

 

 

Raising healthy, happy children is a worthy goal and it’s demanding. Expect obstacles.

A loving relationship is a worthy goal and it’s demanding. Expect obstacles.

Starting/growing a business/career is a worthy goal and it’s demanding. Expect obstacles.

And be bigger than your obstacles!

Some days you may just need a little more leverage. Join me on FB live Friday for some tips on how to get some powerful leverage to achieve your goals and fulfill your dreams.

You’ve got this!

Two Things Can Not Occupy the Same Space

Monday Morning Mentoring

Taking action to reduce stress is not a luxury, it is a necessity.

Every year when the holiday season rolls around, I hear more and more folks talking about how stressed out they get. Now we pile that on to perhaps an over stressed work situation, home situation, community situation and so on, then we get a recipe for misery and suffering. Remember the Buddha said pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

 

Two things cannot occupy the same space. There  is no exception with emotional energy. You cannot be angry and happy at the same time. You cannot be jealous and grateful at the same time. You cannot be hateful and loving at the same time. You cannot be afraid and eager at the same time.

This week let’s practice using the law of substitution when we are faced with a negative situation. Instead of responding how we might normally respond, being angry, afraid, jealous – could you substitute gratitude, love, happiness. If that seems too far of a stretch, could you substitute silence and use the affirmation “I can see what I choose to see”.

There are many ways to shift the situation so that it doesn’t take hold as a stressor for the psyche and soma – mind and body. Because our body believes every word we say, whether we are telling another or ourselves, it’s a good idea to check in on what words we are using to describe a situation.

When we remove the opinion of the situation and we can see it for what it is, then we are better able to make and take conscious, healthy actions.