Posts Tagged ‘Love



29
Jul
10

10 Principles for Shifting Business-as-Usual

On the world stage, we are going through a collective healing process ~ a genuine death/rebirth awakening experience.  Our underlying institutions and financial structures that help to keep us asleep are breaking down and coming apart.  We are shaking off the collective madness that it takes to destroy our environment.  The false, illusory separate self, which experiences ourselves as alien from one another, is dying.  The fundamental framework by which we relate to each other and the world is being recreated. We are awakening to our deep interconnection and interdependence with each other and all living things.

Business is a far-reaching, powerful vehicle through which to apply conscious practices based on basic tenants that we are all connected and that our well-being is the well-being of all.  The following Ten Principles applied to the creation, maintenance, and evolution of a business entity assist in the conscious awakening and rebirth of “business-as-usual” and shift attention to love as the ultimate bottom line:

Love is the Bottom-Line Principles

1.   Business is a vehicle thru which to manifest our creative dreams.

2.   We are ourselves creations.  And we, in turn, are meant to design new creations.

3.   Our creative dreams and yearnings come from a divine source.  As we move towards our dreams we move towards our divinity.

4.   The ability to create is a gift to us.  Using our ability is our gift back.

5.   As we open our creative channel, many gentle but powerful changes are to be expected.

6.   It is safe to open ourselves up and give attention to greater creations and possibilities.

7.   As we open ourselves, we are present to deep interconnection and interdependence with each other and all living things.

8.   We understand that our well-being is the well-being and joy of everyone.

9.   Actions to be taken and transactions to be made are by-products of our focus on joy and sacred connection.

10. Our day-to-day experience of business is the experience of the ecstasy of love.

Sourced from Julia Cameron: The Artist’s Way

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15
Jun
10

The Principle of Wheat

Running a business is a creative process at every phase. There is never a point in any business where every single detail is known. Creating a business plan is about designing a strong framework in which the business can operate, while at same time allowing enough flexibility for conscious observation and spirit-filled revision.

Once a plan is produced, it is a given that weeds of error, such as faulty observation, old habits of thought, and so on will sprout just as quickly as seeds of wisdom and foresight. Remember the parable in the Gospel according to St. Matthew concerning the wheat and the tares? It is a story of the successful application of revision:

So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, ‘Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in they field? From whence then hath it tares?’ He said unto them; ‘An enemy hath done this.’ The servants said unto him, ‘Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?’

“But he said, ‘Nay, lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root out also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, gather first the tares, and bind them into bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”

Based on my studying the lessons of B.O.T.A., my understanding is the principle of wheat is about accepting with love and compassion everything that shows up once a plan or project is set in motion. It is about being 100% revision-responsible without pouting, blame or revenge — this is the true power of the principle of wheat.

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Top 10 Reasons to Embark on a Planning Journey

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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Some Kiss We Want ~Rumi

07
May
10

That Moon Language ~ Hafiz

 


the magical light

Originally uploaded by H o g n e

Admit something:

Everyone you see, you say to them, “Love me.”

Of course you do not do this out loud, otherwise someone would call the cops.

Still, though, think about this, this great pull in us to connect.

Why not become the one who lives with a full moon in each eye

that is always saying,

with that sweet moon language,

what every other eye in this world is dying to hear?

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17
Mar
10

Are you going for the right bone?

How would you be able to tell if

your business / career / project is forwarding your spiritual ascension, or if it is holding you back in distraction and ego?”

Let me know YOUR thoughts!

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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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08
Mar
10

Infatuate Your Customers

Everyone has some experience of infatuation and the changes it brings. It takes you beyond the mundane, rising you above ordinary concerns –everything appears new as old boundaries are released. Two worlds become apparent; both immanent and transcendent. The immanent world is the ordinary world, apparent to our senses –material, changing, subject to time. The transcendent world is beyond material –eternal and timeless. Infatuation can be the gateway to transcendent reality and our access to extraordinary awareness.

Learning how to be in love all of the time with ourselves and our customers (including alliances) allows for the quality of awareness accessible thru infatuation. This deep awareness allows you to pierce the mask of appearance and separateness, view from the heart, and unconditionally give to your customers.

An unconditional way of business is the opposite of a conditional or depending way. Conditional business is a usual way to do business –I give you this, you give me that –because you need me, you depend on me, and I need you, so I depend on you. Unconditionally buying yourself first reminds you that the truth is you need nothing else but yourself. If you need nothing other than yourself, this is true of your customers as well. This means that nothing other than profound mutual benefit is worth offering. It takes a great deal of discipline, foresight, and trust to unconditionally serve customers, but it does come together –just ask Google.

Relating to your customers unconditionally –always looking for the extraordinary in the the ordinary –allows you to access your own extraordinariness, deliver profoundly, and fulfill deeply. Operating from a place of customized infatuation with every transaction of your business opens channels for the next right action.

Look deep, see within. As you look you will be able to see what your customers are searching for …then deliver the miracle …creating mutual infatuation and ultimately evolving your love-power as well as theirs.

Reference: Deepak Chopra, Kama Sutra: Including the Seven Spiritual Laws of Love. London: Virgin Books Ltd., 2006.

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