Thursday, March 6, 2014
Embracing the possibilities is not a selfish thing.
Once you learn to sit back and truly see all life has to offer, internal conflict can arise.
It can seem overwhelming to allow that much potential when you are not used to it.
We are taught not to be greedy and not to take more than our share.
What right do we have to embrace all we are entitled to when there are so many that aren't surrounded by these possibilities?
The reality is, possibility and potential are never-ending, so you could never possibly take more than your share.
Because, when you allow the possibilities to flow through your life, you have what you need to fill your cup, which leaves you with more light to give.
If you ignore the possibilities because you don't feel worthy, the potential energy lays dormant and stagnates, unable to be transformed into the bright, evolving light it was meant to be.
Leaving those who did not have the option to wonder why on earth someone blessed with the option would waste the opportunity.
A tragedy for sure.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Has it really been another year?
I honestly can not believe it.
I know time flies as we get older, but seriously, it seems like I did an anniversary wrap up just the other day.
So - Hooray! Another milestone, but this year I'm going to call it what it truly is, year four, with three years at SacredCyberSpace.com. Yeah. I'm learning to truly own my achievements ;~D
The past year is, honestly, a total blur to me.
I spent most of it either unknowingly burned out, or recovering from said burnout.
But, even in the midst of all that, I feel like I really got this "blogging thing" down.
I was also able to birth a couple of dreams, which is always a good thing.
And (I know, if you're a regular reader you're probably sick of hearing this, but it's true, so...) I also really committed to turning this all into something that will reach and help a lot of women, as well as create a livelihood for my Self.
THE PAST YEAR...
March, April, May and June.
Four months where I can honestly say that I was not well, I just didn't realize it because I was so stressed from grief, a stressful day job and finishing my cookbook.
I was also taking in gobs and gobs of amazing new business information that opened me up to a whole new level, a new way of looking at things and also led to doubting everything I had been doing up to that point.
I made some promotional videos, took some promotional photos, outlined some ideas that came my way and headed into my Summer of 2013 Healing Hiatus.
I unplugged from all technology the entire months of July and August, extending my break from Facebook and Twitter all the way to January of this year.
Not only did I disappear, SacredCyberSpace.com disappeared again, as well. I found this quite humorous, like the web space felt like a neglected child and sought attention by running away ;~D
It worked itself out and I spent the summer healing, getting centered and getting my foundation back.
September and October flew right by, but not without releasing one of the many ideas to flood my mind before I took my break.
This workshop is designed to take no more than five minutes of your time, once a day, for seven days. At the end, you will be left with seven actions you can take to bring joy into your life.
By November, I'd settled into my new blogging pace and started thinking more about all of the great classes and programs I wanted to finish. But, something was missing. I needed more guidance than I was getting through the free webinars and telesummits that had changed my biz focus.
Ken and I agreed to use our own money so I could work more closely with my favorite coach and I have to say that this is when everything really started to change and come into focus.
December, January and February have been all about fine tuning my message, sprucing up my web presence, eliminating what hasn't been working and getting the second incarnation of my cookbook out to the world as my first eClass. With the inspiration and motivation of my online colleague, Shannon Laver, I'm creating a class that will benefit and empower all women by teaching them to have more power over their resources.
Shannon is also doing the same and we will be releasing our classes together, through a workshop, that will debut sometime this month.
That's it. Another year.
Thanks for reading!
Thanks for your support :)
Love and hugs,
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Just popping in to explain a change in the blog.
I decided to address it and then this song popped in my head as I was making the photo for this post.
Ha! That got me giggling and I had to share the giggle with you.
(A side note: For my sanity, I post my entries at least a month in advance, if not more. The morning after I scheduled this post, I found out that Pete Seeger had passed away during the night.. Talk about Divine Order! Kismet? Whatever. I'm just sayin' ;~D )
All silliness aside, I have turned off the comments.
I seem to get more interaction from people on Facebook and Twitter, simply because it is so much easier.
I sooooooo totally get that.
And, to be honest, all I've been getting lately is spam that I just delete.
I also get a lot of marketing posts.
All I'm saying is this: I'm making my life easier, and yours as well.
Connect with me on Facebook and Twitter where we'll continue the conversation.
I promise, it's a lot more fun ;~D
Love and hugs,
Monday, February 24, 2014
My home has not been connected to the Information Highway for a couple of years now.
This has been an intentional choice, meant to make our home a more creative environment.
I referred to my own article the day I decided to let the Internet go again.
It's been really great, and Ken and I both have gotten a lot accomplished.
But, we are also finally at a point where having Internet at home would help us grow even more.
So, for the last four months, I've been looking for a provider and package that works for us.
Then, the other day, I snuck into my mastermind network at work to download something.
I told my coworker "I think it's time to get internet in the house. I really need to start socializing with these ladies and I can't do it here."
THE UNIVERSE RESPONDED VERY QUICKLY...
The next night, a local cable representative/sales guy, knocked on our door and made us an offer we couldn't refuse.
A good old fashioned door to door sales guy, selling us the opportunity to turn back on what I had turned off two years ago.
It was totally - one of those - "Do we trust him? It's dark, it's late, this isn't the greatest neighborhood sometimes. Blah, blah, blah..." - situations.
That's when I assessed the odds that this guy was going to take on Ken, myself and my downstairs neighbor to rob us somehow?
I mean, really.
So I asked everyone to stay put and started talking to the guy.
Now we have Internet again!
Needless to say, I have been surfing all over the place while also getting some work accomplished.
The novelty of having it back is wearing off.
It's time to delegate my time.
Make things clearer.
The research has been completed.
It's time to finish what has been started.
I love the Internet!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The last few weeks I've been in total concert with the Universe and it's been lovely (and productive ;~D).
It's that whole "making your intentions clear" philosophy in action.
My life is aligning with my inner desires.
My choices are reflecting what I truly want.
My homing beacon is on and what I need is appearing exactly when I need it.
I returned to work, after an extended Winter Break, knowing exactly what needed to be changed in order to accommodate the life I truly desire and deserve.
For months I had some, what I assumed were age related, health issues that literally disappeared when I started my two week break from work. I knew right then and there that it was stress and that the extra pay I was receiving did not reflect the level of the stress I was enduring. A change needed to be made.
I knew that I would have no problem asking my boss to reduce the time I was subbing so I could spend more time in one classroom and only sub for the teachers I worked with daily. I had been moved to a different grade level before break and I wanted to spend more time with my new class so I could do my job properly and not have so much stress.
What I didn't know was that I had been temporarily moved back to my original classroom, with the teacher I'd been working with for years, one of my dearest friends and one of my biggest cheer leaders.
I missed the email because I was not at work and really like how productive I've been, not having internet in my home right now.
There I was with a new plan, involving where I really wanted to be, and, if the plan were put into place, it would make EVERYONE'S lives (students, teachers, administrators, parents and mine) MUCH easier.
But, I felt obligated to my new students to at least give my new plan a shot.
Then, when I least expected it, I got my signal that I needed to listen to my gut and follow through with what I knew was the right thing to do for everyone and emailed my boss immediately.
She was 100 percent for the idea and thanked me for my honesty.
How about that?
I cut my stress level by at least 30%, if not more, because I'm back with the age group I really want to be with and working with an amazing teacher who I'm literally telepathic with, because we've been working together for so long.
And all I did was listen to my gut and do what was best for me.
Love and hugs,
Friday, February 14, 2014
Happy Valentine's Day!
Today I want to celebrate being single.
I remember what it was like on Valentine's day when I didn't have a partner.
I avoided the day at all costs.
Now, I see a missed opportunity for celebration.
Let's reflect on My Funny Valentine (aka - the best valentine EVER!).
Or perhaps you are more open to celebrating Quirky Alone Day, with my cyber, blogging buddy, Kelly Martin.
This is a lot of fun. Twelve alternate ideas to ponder and make you chuckle this Valentine's Day.
And, of course, we can't celebrate singleness without Beyonce'.
Love and hugs,
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
I love change.
Of course, there are times when it can be not so pleasant, but in general, I love change.
First, you'll notice the new banner for the blog.
Is it not the most beautiful?
And I've perked up the blog to meet up with the great new header. I just love it.
Shout out to my good buddy, Jen, for helping me out with that!
Next you'll notice that the Personal Insight Reading is gone.
I am no longer doing readings.
I created the Personal Insight Reading to teach women to hear their intuition, but presenting it as a traditional tarot reading and workbook was not really speaking to or even reaching the women I knew I had created it for.
So, I am in the process of growing my reading into something even better.
For me, doing a reading is like "throwing a man a fish", because it is a momentary fix.
I want to "teach the man to fish", and this is what my new program will allow me to do, with the Personal Insight Reading as the foundation.
I will also be growing Create More Joy in Just Seven Days into a more extensive Seven Day workshop that will replace the Take Charge of Your Stress (TCYS) kit.
The TCYS kit is then going to grow into something even more valuable, which is tentatively scheduled for a mid to late June release.
Just some hints about what is to come and a great example of what can happen when you harness potential and combine it with possibility.
Plant the seeds and watch the garden grow ;~D
Love and hugs,
P.S. I am in hysterics. It's an LOL moment. I was looking for a YouTube video of the David Bowie song I referenced. I found one with lyrics and discovered I have been singing this song incorrectly for 28 years.
I am not going to change the header. It's just too funny. ;~D
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Last year I went out on a limb and invested in my Self.
I mean, REALLY, invested in my Self. Unlike my college education, this investment was all about what I really needed to evolve and do the work I came here to do.
More specifically, I sent a big message to the Universe that I was serious about becoming more Self Sufficient.
I spent the remaining money I had earned with my Biz one month, on tools to help me allow my true financial worth and to help me learn how to turn my expertise into my livelihood.
Then -GASP!- Ken and I agreed to spending some of our own money, so I could work more closely with one of my favorite mentors.
So far, I can say that it has been money very well spent and I am looking forward to sharing everything I have been putting together for the last year.
As you can see, I have spruced up my online presence.
That's phase one.
Phase two will unfold over the upcoming year as I begin to share all of the programs and classes I have been putting together.
The first of which will be the online Workshop and eClasses Shannon and I are finishing up. With a tentative early March release date, because I want all of my Northern Hemisphere followers to be able to make good use of Shannon's wealth of Sustainable Gardening knowledge this Spring.
I don't want to jinx anything by saying much more other than I have never been more excited than I have been, working with Shannon.
She is not afraid to bend and sway as the creative process unfolds and that makes for a great collaboration.
The final product is resembling our original vision, but it is most certainly quite different.
To be honest, it's even better!
Exactly as it should be.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
It has come to my attention that many of you missed out on the gift I posted at the end of December.
These are 7"x7" printable cards that you can hang up in your office, or keep as a stack on your desk.
They are meant to refer to throughout the day as little, "centering" breaks.
You could even keep the .PDF on your computer's desktop and click through it when you need a Soul Lift.
Which brings me to...
I also made these pictures into calendar for my email subscribers.
There are many perks to being on that list.
These folks get all the free stuff first.
My email list is on hold until I get my new offer together.
If you are interested in subscribing before this, send me a personal email and I will add you to the list.
When the new offer is put together, it will be going out to the entire list.
Click here to get your copy of the wall calendar that you can hang in your office.
I like to keep it as my calendar where I schedule things to feed my soul.
Check 'em out.
Enjoy them :)
Love and hugs,