30 Dec 2011
As the major cresendo of the holidays begins to quiet, I create some reflection time to review the past year and create new intentions for the year to come. I’ve tried many goal setting “systems” over the years, and I’ve discovered that simple works best. For me, if a system is too complex, I get distracted and overwhelmed and eventually I’ll let it go.
“Keep it simple.”
In the spirit of supporting you in creating your best year yet, I’m offering you 3 easy steps you can take right now to create your year, your way. These steps are closely aligned with the therapy process of reviewing and learning from the past, building on strengths, and taking action in the areas where you want to manifest change. Are you ready to plan your 2012 road trip? Come on, let’s hit the road, this is going to be an adventure!
- What worked well in 2011 that you can build on and continue into 2012?
- What patterns continued to play out that did not feel good to you?
- What feeling was predominant for you this past year?
- What distracted you from a goal?
- What belief system, something you kept telling yourself over and over, stopped you from reaching a goal?
- What did you learn about yourself in 2011?
- Where did you grow?
- In what area did you feel stuck?
- What increased your energy and what depleted it?
- What seed was planted that will require continuing nourishment in 2012?
2. Plan & Design
Designing your new year is much like planning a road trip. If you’ve got a destination in mind, you’ll have to plan a route to get there or you may drive around in circles and get frustrated. Planning is part of the process and the following ideas will help you keep it simple.
- Choose the feelings you want to experience in 2012. Here’s some words to warm you up: vitality, health, love, inner peace, joy, renewal, rest, creativity, fun, purpose, clarity…
- Who do you want traveling with you along the way?
- What destinations do you want to make sure you get to?
- What areas of your life do you want to focus on in 2012; work, relationships, spirituality, body, learning, emotional well being?
Choose at least 3 areas you want to focus on and write them on the plain side of a few 3×5 card’s. On the other side, create a positive affirmation about each area. For instance; “I create healthy boundaries in my relationships and I feel empowered”. Adding a feeling word locks the affirmation into your body. Remember, you can manifest material items, but what is the feeling it brings you? Creating from a feeling is like adding boosters to a rocket. Post them where you can see them; in your car, bathroom, office , fridge, computer.
Close your eyes, imagine it and feel it, often! This takes seconds and this is the bridge to the next step.
3. Let’s Go!
Stay W I D E open to how your list will manifest. As soon as you decide “this is exactly how it must look”, you shut the door to thousands of ways it could appear. If you miss the mark, keep going and start again. Sometimes the back roads offer a new way to seeing things that might surprise you. Creating is about experimenting and being willing to make mistakes. Allow room for this and you’ll expand your consciousness and your manifesting even more.
Keep it simple:
Plan & Design
My wish for you in 2012 is that you know and love yourself at a deeper level and that you experience your heart and soul’s desires!
If you’d like to create a visual poster of your 2012 intentions, I’m offering my annual Vision Board Workshop on January 21, 2012.
“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
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|October 29, 2012|
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By connecting to your inner world through SoulCollage® you’ll open the door to a deeper understanding of yourself. The SC process offers you the key to your inner wisdom. The cards hold answers, and you’ll learn how to listen. Words take us only so far and images can take us deeper as they speak the language of the soul.
Dates: October 1, 8, 15, 22,29 Mondays
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Place: Living From Within Office ~ Conference Room
Fee: $175.00 includes your own SoulCollage® Card Making Supply pack and all other materials needed. This is an introductory fee that will increase in 2013.
*If you have to miss a class, I’ll be hosting a make-up session on November 5. This will be a bonus extra session for those that attend all 5 classes.
No art experience required. Just bring your openness and curiosity!
Contact: Call Susan at 678-296-1278 or email email@example.com to reserve your space
In this workshop you will:
- Create SoulCollage® cards for each suit
- Learn how to read your cards
- Learn the many ways to use your cards
- Have a set time for creativity and fun!
Creating Your SoulCollage® Deck
Week 1 Committee Suit
Week 2 Community Suit
Week 3 Companion Suit
Week 4 Council Suit
Week 5 Source, Witness, Soul Essence
*Week 6 Bonus/Make-up Date
This workshop will be followed up with a Winter Solstice Gathering in December where we’ll be reading our cards for a year end message.
“You will love making these cards, love finding their meanings, and love sharing them with others. The deck becomes your visual journal. When you hold your cards in your hands, it is like holding up a reflection of your many-faceted self.” ~ Seena Frost, Author and creator of SoulCollage®
02 Dec 2011
I was standing in line behind young girl at the Coca-Cola Museum here in Atlanta, GA recently , and I noticed the statement on her t-shirt, it read: “Pretty is as pretty does. My Mama said, don’t mess up cute by acting ugly”. I thought what a powerful statement for young girls to embrace as it opens the door to clear communication and integrity in their lives. When we communicate clearly and honestly, we have a greater chance of receiving what we desire and we deepen our relationships. Otherwise, gossip keeps you skating on the surface of relationships.
When I find myself listening to someone talk about another person and the conversation moves into the gossip realm I find myself 1) defending the person being gossiped about 2) feeling very uncomfortable 3) wanting to exit the conversation fast. Gossip is a passive form problem solving as well as a false ego booster.
Gossip is about creating a false sense of power over someone else and it can point towards insecurities, fears, and wounds. Gossip is a teacher. It points out where your growing edge is. And, it’s like any other addiction that feeds the ego, you’ll need more and more as it will never fill you up. It doesn’t stick. Inner integrity sticks.
If someone is gossiping to you about someone else, you can be assured they will talk about you at some point. So why not stand in your inner integrity and stop gossip in it’s tracks? Here are some ways to handle gossip mongers:
1) Exit the conversation, change the subject.
2) Make a suggestion to the gossiper that they take their issues to the person they are gossiping about. That is clear, truthful communication and it gets you out of a messy triangular converstion.
2) The most direct approach: tell the gossiper you don’t feel comfortable discussing someone else without them being present. You take the chance they will get angry with you, because you are not colluding with them. However you will lose an aquaintance not a real friend. A real friend will share their feelings about what you said and they will stick with you to work it out. An aquaintance won’t.
You’ll keep your inner integrity intact and feel good right down to your soul.
Don’t mess up cute!