Dive Deep 2.0

Thank you so much to Lady Amy Rose for leaving this quote on one of my posts last week, Circle of Words. Isn’t it awesome!?!?AmyRose_HB2015

Amy and I decided to create posts celebrating this deep truth. Hers can be found on her blog as Dive Deep and you have found mine here in Dive Deep 2.0. We had a lot of fun diving deep into this creative process separately yet together.

This process flowed like so much in life, although we worked independently on our posts, we were supported synergistically in our creativity and our expression. 

Exploring new frontiers is liberating and exciting as it unchains a freedom that so many people need in this world. To extend yourself beyond your comfort zone is essential.

How deep are you willing to go to find priceless treasure and freedom?

I am studying Lesson 305 today in A Course in Miracles, and I can say without a doubt that the deeper you do dive into your vulnerability, your faith, your truth, your soul, you will indeed find plenty of treasure there.

I’ve got nothing but mad crazy love for you Amy!!! Keep on rocking’ it soul sister. Thank you so much for this beautiful connection, the inspiration I find in your work and all that you do to shine light in this world.

Live life in FULL bloom.

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What is in a Word?

Originally posted on Blazing Light of Glory:

Words are fascinating.

Delivered in a soft and loving tone the words, “I love you” can make you weak in the knees yet if delivered in a possessive tone,  you may feel like running at cheetah speed off into the great beyond.

Descriptive words can be vague or crystal clear as they paint either a Monet or a Salvador Dali.

Then there are heteronyms, words that are spelled the same but are pronounced differently and have completely different meanings, like the words wound, delegate, refuse, wind or resume.ACIM_sin_HB2015

Then there is that heavy word, sin. In this day and age it feels religious, irrelevant and judgemental. Like it or not, everyone who hears it is familiar with its flavour. It’s bitter taste makes me want to spit it back out before it settles into my taste buds.

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Circle of Words

Today’s Happy Box: What is your circle of words?circleofwords_HB2015

In my opinion, communication is a fundamental and necessary skill to fulfillment, happiness and success in life, love and work.

I do enjoy that uncomfortable body language that arises when clients realize we are working on their own inner dialogue. With no possible escape route, fire alarm to pull or excuse that can get them out of this, the thinly veiled squirming, sweating and disapproving faces pour out in a free fall. Ahh, the sweet sweet pleasure of power.

In all seriousness though, I enjoy it because the discomfort is a sign that we are making some break throughs. Progress and true change come only when you are pushed beyond your comfort zone.

Your ability to speak concisely, with grace and with clear intention is the biggest gift you can give yourself. It impacts your career, your home life and community connections each and every day of your life.

Sadly, as a society, we are so uncomfortable with words these days. Who doesn’t rely on technology to communicate or avoid communication in an uncomfortable moment? Or even worse, rather than speaking to our life partners about the issues near and dear to our hearts, many go to a counsellor just to have a safe space to talk.

I am not too proud to share that my own visits to the marriage counsellor led to a major shift in my own personal communication style. Hey, when we know better we do better.

I invite you to write down your circle of words that convey the energy you want to manifest in your life. Your inner world creates your outer world, what do you want yours to be?

Think of the circle of words exercise like a vision board for your brain. Type them up right now in the comment box or get out your journal. Whatever feels good for you.

Just do it.

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Words Magic Power

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Words can work magic, just like a spell.

They can cast a dark shadow

or

light you up like a sunny day.

Which on you get all depends on you.

Recently I read a post on Noelle’s blog, Meditation Travelogue  which inspired this Happy Box.

Acknowledging and accepting the power of your words is an essential practice. The impact your words have on your co-workers, family members and the random encounters out in the world are absolutely critical to your success in life, both as a human being and in your career.

It is time to own your power and it is tremendous.

Acknowledging the power of your inner dialogue is equally essential.I dedicate a lot of time in my programs to communication. It is the key component to effective long lasting change.

Our perception of events creates our reality. Two people can be in the same room and take away completely different messages depending on their personal point of view.

As a student and blogger of A Course in Miracles, words are under constant scrutiny. They have so much power to separate us, to inspire us, to enrich our lives and at times even to cast a shadow on the soul for an entire lifetime.

I want to talk a little bit about inspiration.

Great truths are simple and we feel them deep in our guts; perhaps you call them epiphanies. Being able to inspire your team through teamwork, continued education and acknowledging excellence is preferable to threatening them with their jobs or bonuses if they don’t reach their targets.

Inspiring accomplishment in our children through fostering independence and consistency is preferable to shaming, micro-managing and talking down to them.

Looking at yourself in the mirror and smiling back at yourself will lay the foundation for self acceptance rather than scrutinizing a minor flaw in your complexion.

Each conversation you have, could be the most important one you ever have. Pay attention to what you say and what is being said to you. Not only for the impact of your message, but for the opportunities that open up as a result.  You could be the biggest source of inspiration in someone’s life today.

On a personal note, I made it to Sunrise Yoga this morning. To maximize my productivity as I expand my life coaching practice, I am setting my alarm clock for 5:42 am to maintain my four times a week yoga practice.

My instructor Shalon announced that we were going to end the class in, dun-dun-dun, headstand. I have not even attempted headstand in over a year and at the time, doing it before 7 am seemed a bit shall we say, optimistic.

Shalon, who is not only a talented instructor but such a sweet nurturing young woman, took the time to break it down, addressed the fear she could see welling up in her students and as she spoke I felt a calm, confidence wash over me and I said to myself, “I can do this.”

And I did. As I stayed there looking out at the upside-down horizon of blue sky, forest and mountain, I felt such a sense of accomplishment. Life was reminding me to go for it!

The motivation for kicking my legs up into the air instead of just hanging out in my comfort zone is due 100% to her words. They cast a magic spell over me and motivated me to rise into myself.  I have been in the best mood all day.

I decided last night to post this Happy Box this morning and I have to say that it feels outstanding to have this anecdotal story to end with.

May we all enjoy the bumps on the road as we soar onwards and upwards along the journey of life.brick_headshot_May_2015

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Calling All Sparkle-icious Mothers Everywhere!

To all you fabulous ladies out there who know what it is like to love another human with that beautiful, whole hearted and life altering love, I celebrate you and all that you add to this world.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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May we all enjoy the bumps on the road as we soar onwards and upwards along the journey of life.

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What Energy Do You Bring To The Table?

infused_energy_MW_HB2015Today’s Happy Box:
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it.

If we’re frantic, life will be frantic.
If we’re peaceful, life will be peaceful.

Who isn’t guilty of rushing around? I most certainly am. I work hard not too, but there are just so many things I want to do, read and see each day that in order to get it all done I am left doing what I loathe: rushing!

One of my personal all time favourite mantras is,

“I have all the time I need, to do all the things I need to do.”

These words function as the perfect reset in any given situation. Think of this advice like the donut hole of life coaching, rewarding in a pint-sized form while satisfying you for hours to come.

As I slow down and embody a peaceful energy and move further away from that frantic feeling that was ready to push me over a cliff of misery, I see how the dings of the smart phone, non-stop requests from the family and trying to get to bed by 10 pm make embodying peacefulness a constant work in progress.

That is a deep truth. Bringing peace into your day will be a constant work in progress, one well worth the effort.

Deadlines loom, clients run late, sessions run-over, kids need your taxi service and meetings approach all too quickly. It is easy to get caught up in the momentum and become, well, frantic.

Every aspect of life is infused with the energy with which we put into it. Think of the outcome you want and set your intention clearly as you go about your day and your work. Wether it is a job interview, a meeting, a marriage proposal or a change up in how you converse with your teenager, this technique will shift your energy, creating a quality of life that you had been lacking.

May we all enjoy the bumps on the road as we soar onwards and upwards along the journey of life.

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Knock on the Door

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Over your lifetime you will only remember certain moments.
You can create these moments
or
simply hope they show up once in a while.

As human beings we are born to create. Our ability to create is what differentiates us from the rest of the animal kingdom. We are empowered with ability and creative juices to build skyscrapers, electric cars and jeans made of recycled bottles; the list is endless.

From a coaching perspective, the key is in the balance between being in the flow and taking the initiative to create in your own life. This really is a key element to creating balance and abundance. How do you balance the two? Does this sound like a paradox? Have you entertained the importance of taking a step back and being in the flow to enjoy the ride as you get to where you want to go? Different personality types have very different perspectives on this one.

Just like the four seasons, our systems need to slow down and take time for hibernation, just as they need the spark of life in the springtime to generate the glorious summertime and an autumn harvest.

When you are able to clarify your intentions, you tap into the energetic flow of abundance that we have all felt. Some people call it the midas touch; those times where it feels like everything is going your way and lady luck is in your corner. When you create a life of intention, you allow yourself to be in the flow.

So raise your hand and ask the questions, knock on the door to learn something new and don’t be passive in the experience of your own life. You will attract back the energy you put out there. askformore_HB2015

May we all enjoy the bumps on the road as we soar onwards and upwards into the journey of life.

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