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13
Jul
11

Walking the Line

On one hand, you want to stay deeply in touch with your inner self – the part of you that has a philosophy about what you want to do and who you want to be. On the other, you want to run a successful business.

An intangible part of you – your spirit – is trying to work with a tangible part – your business sense.

Unfortunately, some advice that’s currently available about those two parts seem to be contradictory.

If you want a healthy spirit, the advice is as intangible as the spirit itself. You might be told to get in touch with your inner desires, or to spend time meditating, or to try new experiences.

There are no guidelines and no rulebooks. There is no way to measure whether you’re doing “well” except by paying attention to how you feel.

If you’re trying to create a thriving business, however, the advice is often nothing but measurements. You have files to complete and to turn into the appropriate addresses, checkboxes to mark off, linear paths to goals. You’ll often see business books that suggest 7 steps or 12 steps – it’s easy to tell whether or not you’ve achieved the goal laid out in each chapter.

Business success is about achieving something tangible – spiritual success is about achieving something intangible.

Running a business where the intangible and the tangible coexist is today’s challenge.  The good news is there are more and more people talking about how to do this.  It takes a community to make it happen and a vision to shift the consciousness of business.

Tell us about how you are doing it or how someone you know is.

We will keep you posted here about people who are walking the line with grace and ease.

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27
Dec
10

3 Energy Clearing Tips for the New Year

 


I recently had the opportunity to facilitate an Energy Patch Ceremony (EPC) with a client (an hour-long ceremony based on James Endredy’s work, found in his book Beyond 2012).

Fundamentally, the EPC is about creating an energy patch for everything that drains you and/or takes away your attention. The energy patch allows you to focus on the business at hand, while at the same time organizes you towards eliminating energy drains in perfect timing on the physical plane.

The New Year represents not only a time to embrace our ideals and aspirations for the future, it is a time to let go of old energies which may be lingering to make way for the new. The start of a New Year presents an opportunity to turn our attention to the energetic remnants lingering from the past for a fresh start of the new year.

The following 3 tips (excerpted from Christan Hummel’s best-selling book, the Do It Yourself Space Clearing Kit) will empower you to sweep out the old and make way for the new:

1.  Ceremony : Ceremony is a time when we honor life, the seasons, and those aspects of living beyond the physical. It brings us in touch with the worlds beyond our everyday, and reminds us of a vastness of Life beyond our immediate attention. Make time for ceremony in your life and you will open a doorway into another dimension beyond this one allowing fresh new ideas, inspiration and energies to flow into your business.

It could be a simple ceremony like a ribbon-cutting ceremony to initiate new energies, or popping of the champagne cork to signify the bringing in of the New Year. Whatever the ceremony, when you do it with intention and awareness that ceremony heralds in the energies of your intention in a much more profound manner than when we simply and perfunctorily perform the same act.

2.  Consciousness : Where we put our consciousness, we put our life energy. Find the aspects of your business where you have vacated your consciousness; those “dead zones” that you pretend are not there, or wish weren’t. For some people it could be tax returns that are not completed, old business relationships that went sour and have remaining bitterness, or simply letting go of worrying. Put your consciousness into that energy, with intention, and yes, even ceremony, and notice the MAGIC that happens when you do! Energy flows where attention goes!

3.  Cycles : There is a rhythm to Life, a time for growth, and a time for death. Cycles are important to observe: moon cycles are often used for planting, cutting hair, beginning new projects. Similarly, observing the cycles of the sun of day and night, being more active during the daylight hours, and winding down in the evening when there is less energy available. As well there are the larger seasonal cycles, solstices, equinoxes, and the times in between them (what the Celts called the cross quarter days.) When we are in tune with and align consciously with these cycles of nature, the rhythm of Life, we find more harmony and balance in our lives.

The season of Winter is a natural time to go inside–hibernate in the cave like the bear–reflect, pull our energies inwards, a kind of death to the old, so that we can go forward in the Spring with new energy and enthusiasm unencumbered by the past. Then, beginning on Feb. 1st (Ground Hog’s Day) we enter the cycle between the Winter Equinox and the Spring Equinox, a time traditionally honored by the Celts as the time to plant the seed of the new idea so that it may sprout in the Spring. When we follow these cycles, we harness the Life energy of the planet begin to dance to the same beat of Life. So by paying attention to the cycles of Life, we begin to work with them to receive the gift of their energy.

As these tips demonstrate, we can dramatically clear and shift our energies; providing sanctuary to reflect our highest intentions and dreams (read all 6 Feng Shui Space Clearing Tips).

Christan Hummel travels internationally lecturing and teaching people how to access nature in a co-creative spirit. For more information see www.earthtransitions.com

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21
May
10

Top 10 Reasons to Embark on a Planning Journey


Walking into the unknown

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It used to be that business planning fundamentally was about designing linear steps between a a current situation and a chosen future. There are as many reasons why this idea seems ridiculous in today’s world as there are numerous non-linear way’s to live into a chosen future.

So why even do any planning?

You still need a plan to design the structure for business transactions to occur in and prosperity to flow into, but planning today has very little to do with a known destination. Planning today is about an exciting, powerful journey in and of itself. Evolving business planning concepts teach us to proactively interweave action and deep attention. Planning becomes about learning to open the business door and the love window at the same time.

Top 10 reasons to embark on a planning journey:

1. To allow you to access how powerful you are and to get to your true “highest-self” desires.

2. To communicate to others who may want to participate with you (as investors, lenders, partners, etc.) what your business is about and where it is going.

3. To create a structure that holds the flow of prosperity and leverages flood.

4. To design a tangible framework in which you invite spirit to co-create with you.

5. To encourage you to ask yourself and others the right questions –right questions include hard questions.

6. To get you to a place where, as much as possible, you are operating from love and projecting out the expansion of love.

7. To give you the “now” of the day-to-day tending of the business of your business, by getting ideas out of your head and “onto paper”.

8. To have you participate in a consciousness re-creation of “how business is done”.

9. To learn how to powerfully negotiate the integrated space between the tangible, material world and the intangible, invisible world.

10. To serve as a guide for the lifetime of your business by providing guideposts and tools to analyze growth, as well as exit points.

Whether you “end up” with a formalized business plan for financing or 5-sheets of handwritten notes, embarking on the journey of attention-action planning is a conscious choice to step into the reality of the vast unknown.

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10
Mar
10

Love sees thousands of markets

 


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The intellect saw a market and started to haggle; Love saw thousands of markets beyond that market. ~ Rumi

One of the programs I deliver, Plan & Let Go, was created several years ago.  I revamped it late last year, balancing it out with what I felt was important from a spiritual perspective and adding the Seven Success Practices of Love-is-the-Bottom-Line.

It took me a while to be in the reality that there was a huge gap in the material regarding Social Media –a gap that could not be ignored.  I set off on a trek to research the subject (and wrote about it here over the course of several weeks).

What began as a simple inquiry, soon proved to be a profound lesson.

While exploring the subject, my MBA self started to get really excited and see the profit opportunity available in this growing realm.  The universe picked up on the excitement and soon a good friend (OK, so she may have been reading my blog) contacted me to see if I would be interested in exploring the possibility of delivering Social Media Consulting.  She had the networks plus an amazing tech consultant to add to the mix –cool.

Over the next three weeks we met, talked and explored.  My ego rapidly took over.  There was good money, good clients and kudos available.  I was so honored to be in the company of these two amazing women, and not wanting to rock the boat, I never once brought up creating our venture from a Love-is-the-Bottom-Line perspective.

I began to wonder if I should stop focusing on my current work. Immediately an anxiety came up that thankfully had me stop, think, touch base with my coach (check her out!) and get back to the core.   The next day was amazing and it all came together.

I had a Plan & Let Go session with a client in the a.m. –we met at the Houston Arboretum – we walked, planned, and picked up stones to anchor it in.  I loved it and practically skipped away — clear I was not giving that up!  Later, knowing I would have to be up-front about where I was at, I met the forming Social Media group in a beautiful Zen condo – we ate chicken salad and watched the most recent PBS Frontline program on Digital_Nation…….we did not know it when we sat down, but the program had a huge focus on the dangers of Social Media.

Once the program was over, I experienced a profound energetic shift and the possibility of “why” we had come together was brought forth.  We sat in silence for a few moments and looked at each other.  Our discussion immediately took a different direction from where we had been headed. We ended up leaving with action items to explore a balanced plugged and unplugged Social Media support group.  A project that would make money AND make a difference for people –a Love-is-the-Bottom-Line project!

That evening, I shared with my husband the events of the day. “He ended up stating the most fundamental question –one everyone should ask themselves – “Is your business / career / project forwarding your spiritual ascension, or is it holding you back in distraction and ego?”

Can you see thru the eye of love into thousands of markets –markets that go beyond immediate tangibility and add to your spiritual ascension?  Can you let go or tweak projects as soon as you recognize a blinding aspect?

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14
Jul
09

The Magical Forest ~ Cindy

Cindy and I did a Beautiful Walk Session connecting Spring Texas and The Woodlands Texas.  Post walk, Moor Mapping is used to anchor in the energy shift(s) frequently experienced during a walk.  Moor Mapping is literally “homework” involving creating something in your home / material environment that solidifies your walk insights.  Cindy chose to write a heroic story…

thank you Cindy for sharing it with us!


Look for Cindy’s book, soon to be published “Magical BEings on a Magical Planet.”


I chose a very magical place for my Beautiful Walk.  It was in what I call the Magical Forest, at the spot that I experience Merlin and all of the magical fairies.  As I rounded a bend I had not turned before, I noticed many alcoholic bottles of all colors hung from a small tree that had fallen over the creek bed in which I was walking.  At first, I felt that this magical space had been intruded upon.  Then I noticed how beautiful all the different colors were all swinging in the wind on this fallen tree.  Then I surmised that the fairies had taken all the different colored glass from these bottles and created what really looked like a very large and beautiful wind chime (that, or these fairies were heavy drinkers!) Then Brenda guided me to a space in which I could experience the Sun in all its radiance.  Since I was in the bottom of a tree-lined creek bed, there were spaces that were sunlit and spaces that were in the shade.  It was quite exquisite to both experience as well as describe the experience in detail.

On the next segment Brenda asked me to describe my dream.  I talked nonstop about Magical BEings on a Magical Planet. Almost as if I was calling my dream in, in this Magical Spot.  I was so focused that I forgot to walk, so Brenda walked for me. Then as we began to wrap up, I noticed that two movies that I had recently seen came up for me.  One I called the “nightmare” in which a young woman reporter goes to prison for protecting her Source.  The movie was called “Nothing But the Truth”.  And then, the next movie, “Dreamer”.  I experienced very clearly that I had moved from the “nightmare”, where Truth has not been honored and even to uphold Truth has meant persecution.  TO — Dreaming in the New Dream of Magical Beings on a Magical Planet.  I felt a huge completion and a new beginning all at the same time.  Very amazing journey and one that was very important for me to experience and acknowledge.  Thank you Brenda!


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14
Jul
09

Earth Angel ~ Charlotte

Charlotte and I did a Beautiful Walk Session connecting Kingwood Texas and Durango Colorado.  Post walk, Moor Mapping is used to anchor in the energy shift(s) frequently experienced during a walk.  Moor Mapping is literally “homework” involving creating something in your home / material environment that solidifies your walk insights.  Charlotte chose to write a heroic story…thank you Charlotte for sharing it with us!

Check out Charlotte’s resort Lotus Oasis.

Once upon a time there was an Earth Princess (known by many as an Earth Angel) whose gift to humanity was serving as a vibrational catalyst. The Earth Angel’s interactions with human beings and the gifts that she shared helped increase each being’s vibrations.  In this way, the beings were given the opportunity to shift to a higher frequency.  The Earth Angel could see that the shift happened through her gift, as well as other transformational experiences with other Earth Angels.  Providing a Sanctuary for the beings, that connected many gifted Earth Angel’s, would serve as the fulfillment of the Earth Princess’s job and destiny.

Throughout her current life time, the Earth Angel went through many challenges that helped her re-affirm her purpose.  Some of the challenges came through the earth’s own personality traits that were known as ‘EMOTIONS.’ Somehow, each being on earth was infiltrated with them and they only came into play when the beings were not in their heart’s center.  The Earth Angel was subject to these EMOTIONS as well since she had agreed to interact with human beings without separation.

One day an Earth Prince (known by the Earth Princess as an Earth Angel) came into her life and agreed to help her fulfill her mission.  The Princess and Prince had to work doubly hard to erase separation between them and expel any EMOTIONS that were not in their heart’s center. Often, ‘Doubt’ was what they had to face even though they knew each of their gifts and talents.

The Princess was especially knew the Earth Power’s when dealing with emotion and she often had to tune into the Earth when she struggled with living on it’s surface.  She knew being in nature was a very important remedy for battling unwanted emotions.  And so, the Princess set out on A Beautiful Walk.  As the Princess worked through her doubts and released them to her special ‘peps’ she was able to see more clearly.  In her clear vision she was totally supported by countless other beings that came in all shapes and forms.  The beings were there, just like the Prince, to see the completion of the Princess’s life’s purpose.  They helped her in every way necessary to make sure all her needs were met.  She understood that both she and the Prince were totally supported.

She was reminded that this was not only her dream fulfillment, but that of many.  These helping beings and other Earth Angels became the crusaders for they knew that if their actions were for the good of others it would also serve them. They flocked from all directions to be of service and to fulfill their destiny……and the sanctuary of transformation was placed solidly upon the Earth. The Sanctuary was named Lotus Oasis to symbolize the determination of life despite all adversities (Lotus) and to symbolize the place that brings opportunities for optimal wellness in body, mind and spirit (Oasis).

So through the experiences of her own life lessons the Princess became aware and experienced the necessity of the integration of all aspects of her being – the union of body, mind and spirit.  Because the Princess understood and had experienced the importance of heart centered intention, Lotus Oasis emanated only love and compassion to all who stepped into her little paradise. Lotus Oasis indeed, flourished to became one of the most sought after sanctuaries for transformational experiences…..and the beings, Earth Angels, Prince and Princess were……..satisfied. ~ Charlotte


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07
Jul
09

A Beautiful Walk Inside You ~ Rumi

Through this blood veilinside_u-1

the lover sees a beautiful walk.

Reason says, There are only six

directions: north, east, south, west,

up, and down.  There is no way

out of those limits.

Love says, But I have

many times escaped.

Reason comes to a marketplace

and begins haggling prices.

Love wanders away with other

business to transact, something

to do with incomparable beauty.

There are secret things happening.

Hallaj listens to whispers and walks off the speaker’s

platform onto a scaffold.

Dreg-drinkers have love perceptions

that reasonable men fiercely deny.

They say, we cannot go barefooted

in that courtyard. There is nothing but

thorns through there.

Love answers, The thorns are inside you.

Be silent, and pull what hurts

out of your loving’s foot.

Then you will see gardens

with secluded rose bowers,

and they will all be inside you.

Shams is the sun

obscured by this cloud of words.

Maybe he will burn the overcast off

and let love clear and brighten.


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