And today we move into what I like to call the “FUN pathways!!”
Three years ago I stumbled upon a process that created an instant shift for me. And when I say shift I mean that my head turned and I knew something very powerful had changed inside of me. What followed shortly afterwards was the artist in me emerging and never looking back. I was able to Own the artist in me and it created a connection to my joy that was brand new in this lifetime for me!
If it can happen for me it can happen for you!
There are accomplishments in your past that you inadvertently placed on a shelf so that you could now take the time to look at and honor them.
Many of your accomplishments were forgotten because life was moving fast and you were already onto the next thing and you were not aware of the importance to honor yourself in this way.
WHAT IT WILL TAKE:
It is going to take AWARENESS to do this work.
You must become aware of your past successes that you did not honor. When you take a close look you’ll see a series of successful accomplishments that for whatever reason have been forgotten (or just put on the shelf for a while).
If you are here you have experienced success all along the way and do not let anyone say anything otherwise!
Plain and simple … Honoring that part of yourself equals valuing yourself.
Wondering what you can honor?
… your school work, art projects, student awards and honors, swim team ribbons, track and field wins, performances, report card, keeping your room clean, learning to drive, chores, being kind to a stranger, being creative with dressing yourself … honor anything you desire!
AND be sure to honor what you may not have been proud of because everything is part of who you have become.
Give value to yourself for every step of your journey. Be proud of who you have become because of your life experiences!
ACTION IDEAS TO BEGIN:
1) Take a piece paper, scan your life and write down what you remember.
2) Beginning in early childhood and all the way through high school (and beyond if you choose) look closely at your life to remind yourself of a string of accomplishments – (school, work extracurricular activities, sports, projects, lessons, recitals, etc).
3) Make a list of what calls out to you.
You do not have to work hard for this. This is a FUN activity and the actions you take now are going to make you smile and feel good!
A couple of years ago I began writing a series of stories. I intended to write 30 Stories in 30 Days yet after completing five stories I experienced a huge insight about my life and was guided down a new path and through a series of processes. This led me to own the artist within me and it has been life changing. I’ve written enough for a book in the past couple of years but until now did not feel ready to share anything with anyone other than myself.
So this month I’ll be SAYING YES to ACCEPTING my life 100% to whatever is showing up. The outcome I would like to experience at the end of this series is feeling GRATITUDE for EVERYTHING. Who knows what miracles may happen?!
I’ll be SAYING YES to what is challenging, easy, fun, crazy, boring, peaceful, colorful, playful, painful, difficult, taking longer than I want, etc. I’ll be SAYING YES to what I rather not experience and what I enjoy. I’ll be SAYING YES to what feeds my pleasure, fun and playfulness and what does not. I’ll be SAYING YES to my life experiences as I am inspired.
I’m looking forward to this journey of sharing and learning more about myself. I’m taking a big leap of faith that I’ll tap into my inspiration to write and create art everyday along with everything else happening in my life.
With Love, Wendy
Ok I know this is going to sound a bit strange at first. Just hear me out!
When I woke up recently I found myself staring up at the ceiling fan! For some reason it mesmerized me and it brought me into a heightened state of consciousness. All of a sudden the concept of my success and perhaps surpassing the success of my father came up.
It was just a simple little bit of information that bubbled up inside of me.
The next day I woke up and consciously put my attention on the ceiling fan and realized this allowed more information to surface. It is like there were two parts at play here….the part that was telling me to focus and the part that was surfacing the information!
As I had the realization about this old belief I started to cry! I love it when I cry because I know I am releasing old stuck emotions and this has enabled me to grab a bit more of my power and step deeper into my worthiness. It opens more of my creativity and inspiration to flow. It allows me to breathe deeper.
Over the years I pondered the possibility that perhaps I made a choice to not pass up my father in wealth and this experience affirmed it. And just this week I attempted to have a conversation with him about money and it created an emotional reaction in him. Then I have this experience. Really interesting stuff.
Several weeks ago I called a therapist who helped me over a period of many years and told him about the emotions and buried thoughts that had been bubbling up from my childhood over the past year. These were things that I always remembered just there were particular details that were making themselves known to me so that I could release and move on.
What he told me was that the gift of all the work that I have been doing over the past 20 years was to get to do this work too! Thanks! So the gift of doing our work is more work!
However it is all good. He told me that this was the last leg of my work. Lots of cleaning and tweaking. So much more about my life makes much more sense now.
And the awesome part is that it is leading me right into my purpose work. It makes such complete sense that cleaning out the cobwebs from the past is necessary to serve in a bigger way than I have.
And that is one reason why I am excited about 2011!
I have been feeling increased compassion for my father. He is 85 and has worked very hard his entire life. He is still going at it running his small business. Everyday … the weekends too … he works. Whether it is doing paperwork or seeing clients or vendors he is constantly working. Except when he is watching football or playing with his stamp collection or listening to his favorite radio station!
Though many times he is working in the background. I have watched him work like this since my childhood and see that he has been a source of my inspiration to get started in business so young in my life. Thank you Dad!
I would say I’d like to make it easier for my Dad (and for my Mom for that matter!) yet he would tell me that he is enjoying his life … though I am sure he would accept any gifts I may give him!
This morning as I am working on a project I am feeling excitement. I see myself looking at everything as creation and adventure and as I feel the passion of that moment. It is getting me to my next moment where I can create and feel passion. It is about continuing to climb the ladder of passion. That is where success is!
Thank you for reading and allowing me to be more authentic! Writing is so healing and really locks in the learning and creates more shifts. I would love to hear your comments!
In Deep Gratitude, Love and Inspiration!
My last post talked about being more authentic and I have been really quiet because I have been processing and allowing myself to hear inspiration. That is pretty much how the entire year has been and as we approach 2011 I am feeling into appreciation for myself and how I have chosen to shift this past year.
It is the holiday time and I am feeling compelled to write a bit about one of the biggest challenges of my adult life. It has centered around the relationship I’ve had with my younger sister. I wrote about this some months back after having reached a new level of clarity and now I realize how much deeper that clarity has become and how it has allowed me to stand in my worthiness at new heights.
I’m just one who will do whatever inner work is necessary to feel good by going back into the sad areas of my life. Last year this time I started to connect with a much younger part of me and was able to get in touch with the sadness that I had felt for my entire life. The sadness was centered around many experiences I always remembered but did not realize had such impact on my life. How I did not realize that I do not know. I guess I was just not ready to do this work.
Close to a year ago I began talking about some of the experiences with others and I found myself reduced to tears almost immediately in the beginning. I did not realize how much I had stuffed my feelings my entire life. So much had been living inside of me and I was releasing. After sharing stories with people that cared I could feel that the pain was slowly diminishing. I did have many energy shifting sessions and hypnosis which were very helpful yet it was my constant focus on healing the sadness that helped me to feel better.
I see how for years I tired myself out trying to understand what happened that created the dynamics of our relationship and I realize how I extended myself in ways that were not loving towards myself. It has been time for me to step into who I came here to be and this was only going to happen with a heightened sense of clarity of this part of my life.
It has taken a good deal of inner strength to stand for myself … to stand for my happiness … even if it was going to appear to rock the boat. My guess is that there will be more work to do in this area and I trust that it will all happen in perfect timing. Yet for now I am feeling much more peaceful than even just a few months ago. And at some point perhaps I will share more about this journey either here or in one of my speaking engagements. I am all about shifting and growing and if my story can help inspire someone then I am happy to share.
I’m so thankful for the relief and the best part is that I’ve been stepping into a bigger me, valuing myself and asking for what I want.
I’m excited about 2011 for many reasons. I’m excited about serving. I’m excited about being. Most of all I am proud of who I continue to become.
Keep standing for yourself no matter what. And if you want I will stand for you too!
Love and Inspiration!
Forgiveness is a blessing to the forgiver and the person being forgiven. Sometimes it is the same person. In other words we can choose to forgive ourselves from behaviors we have judged ourselves for.
Saturday was Yom Kippor the holiest day on the Jewish calendar (lunar calendar).
In honor of this “Day of Atonement” I focused on forgiveness and what it meant to me.
Forgiveness really is all about ourselves. The more we can let go the more we can move on and fully embrace our lives. If we are not forgiving then the person it affects the most is us.
I wrote a few pages of things to forgive myself for and as I wrote them I could feel a release inside of me … a healing.
Here are just a few of the things I have noticed about myself over the years and have chosen to forgive myself for:
Rushing and making it just in time
Not fully taking in the moment
Preaching my ideas to those that do not care…i.e…family 🙂
Eating too fast
Not trusting in myself
Playing and thinking small
Not speaking up
Constricting instead of expanding (I just breathed very deeply – confirmation!)
Holding my breath
Not feeling worthy
Not seeing Source inside myself
Working too hard
Well that’s 12 and I can assure you there are many more.
I am going to keep writing. There is so much!! Perhaps I can inspire you to write along with me?!
I am in gratitude and appreciation for you.
Love and Inspiration!
A few years ago a close friend of mine gave me a plaque for my birthday and today I am inspired to share it with you.
What it really means to me is to be who you are at your core. Stay true to yourself with all the chaos going on around you … whether in your personal life or in the world at large.
Speak from your heart.
Be kind and loving.
Remember who you came here to be.
This will set you free from competition, fear and scarcity and will help you experience joys you have yet to imagine.
You deserve everything you dream about.
Be in gratitude for everything you experience in life now.
Breathe deeply several times a day and let it become a frequent behavior!
Open yourself to living your life in divine inspiration and creativity!
Take inspired actions with passion and joy.
Experience your most fulfilling life!
Love and Inspiration!
What an amazing year 2008 has been! At the end of 2007 I kept saying it was going to be a Great 2008 and yet I had no idea just how great it was going to be. Many exciting things happened in 2007 and I was still in the process of seeing how it all fit together.
As January rolled around I was asking how I was going to find the time to really put some jet fuel into the journey I had been traveling. The business I had at the time was consuming so much of my energy and it was not giving me pleasure anymore. After 17 years I was just too tired but did not know what to do with it. For a few years I had considered what it would be like without the business but kept it as a security blanket in a way.
As mid-February approached I became really clear. I was going to close it. Yep! Close the doors and write a message on the website that said “Gone Fishing!”
Then a out of the blue a brilliant thing happened. I had an inspiration and I listened! For a few years the idea of selling the business passed through my mind many times. I even had several people suggest I sell it. But it did not seem possible. I even once spoke to a business broker but it did not feel right.
What really happened is that I was ready to LET GO after 17 years of a lot of very hard work and unacceptable pressures from clients. Once I was WILLING to let go to pursue my passions, the universe stepped in and said in its quiet, sweet, assertive voice – “SELL IT!”
In that moment I knew it was the voice of DIVINE inspiration and I took immediate action. I listed it on ebay and was contacted by a business broker and before it was all said and done I sold that business for 4 times what I listed it on ebay for! The entire process was 3 months from concept to sale.
When you have the power of DIVINE inspiration behind you all that you just do is BEGIN.
Were there many more things going on that helped me make that sale so smooth and easy. Yes and I will be talking about those things here on this blog.
In the meantime I want to ask you, “What are you feeling inspired to take action on?”
What is stopping you?
Let me know. I would like to hear what you have to say as I am creating programs from inspiration to help.
I’ll be in touch soon with details on my new manifestation technology.
Even Dr. Joe Vitale says “Your approach of using the body as a manifestation tool is truly different and very unique.”
That’s Good Life!
There is a point at the end of the hallway where I can view a spectacular site in my house. When I purchased my house 6 years ago I decorated it with multicolor paintings and accessories. My heart sings everytime I see that view. I have placed artwork everywhere could…on the walls, the floor, shelves, cabinets. Everywhere I look there is color! Today I stopped and just stood there in awe as I looked at my breathtaking museum as I was in touch with the deepest of gratitude.
Gratitude is the key to the kingdom of your desires. What do you have to be thankful for at the deepest of levels? What is in your life right NOW that sparks your inner light, that places you into alignment with all your desires?
Stop right now and get in touch with what makes your heart sing. Step into it. Feel it.
If you cannot get in touch with gratitude for something in your life right now then imagine if something you treasure was taken away from you…even if only for a short while.
Go ahead right now and imagine not having something in your life that you love. It could be as simple as your bed or your pillow or your favorite chair.
How does it feel to not have that thing that you love? Step into that for just a second.
Now imagine that it has come back to you. Step into that feeling of gratitude. Can you feel it now? Sometimes just the fear of something being taken away from us can help us step into the feeling of gratitude.
What can you do to begin feeling this gratitude everyday? What do you have to be greatful for at this moment? When you are feeling gratitude you are in alignment with the universe and your desires will be attracted to you with speed.
I am now going to take a walk down to the end of my hallway.