Sunday, March 25, 2018

5 Things to Consider When Moving to the Next Phase of Life

The next phase of your life can be like a new frontier. It’s exciting and scary at the same time. Not knowing what is ahead and what it may entail, can give you pause. But, the allure of doing something different and doing new things can be very enticing.  Stepping into the proverbial “un-comfort zone” is no joke.

When a situation changes your life and you know you can’t or choose not to live the same way any longer there is hope on the horizon.  Doing the same thing, being with the same people, going to the same places, putting up with the same “stuff” just doesn’t seem to be enough any longer.

It's time for a change!
Now, there are some situations that come along to push you to even consider the fact that it’s time for a change. The last child has left the house so you got more time on your hands than you knew possible. It could be that the marriage ended. Then there’s the job you’ve had for years and now it’s gone bye-bye. Ultimately, you get a feeling in your gut. You want fulfillment. Old dreams begin to surface, reminding you of things you had suppressed or forgotten and let slip down deep.  Surprise! They never went away. They’re coming up to be considered again. 

How do I get started with this change?
1. Be aware of the feelings and emotions you are experiencing and don’t judge them to be good or bad. I have experienced not only fear, but confusion, anger, second guessing myself, delight, anxiousness, scattered thinking, joy, happiness, and freedom. Sometimes all in the same day and no telling when the emotion might appear. Don’t get stuck in them.

2. Ask yourself empowering questions. Empowering questions lead to resolutions and solutions. They empower you. Questions that begin with who, what, how. For example; what am I to learn from this situation? Who can I talk to that will give good guidance? Where can I get valuable support? Stay away from the “why” questions. They tend to lead you down a path of self-pity and they can disempower you.

3. Take Responsibility for your life. Here lies your power. Don’t beat yourself or anyone else up. Take care of yourself. See this time in your life as a blessing. Don’t give up.

4. Pay attention to everything going on in your life. Observe the old and new situations and the people that you are around. There are opportunities opening up for you and you want to be ready.

5. Take ‘guided’ action. You’re not a pot so no ‘stewing’ for you. Don’t do it alone!  This is so important. If it is a pattern of yours to “do it all on your own,” let that go. There may be many ideas, beliefs, behaviors, and ‘yes,’ people you’re going to have to let go of to move into the next phase and not end up in the same spot. Ask for support, join a mastermind group of like-minded people, or get a coach, probably not friends or family.

Embrace this ‘new frontier’ of possibilities. This is your time. You deserve to be happy and feel free. You are powerful. Congratulations!
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Monday, July 18, 2016

Daily Intentions for creating your life

Yes, this is a reprint of an earlier post. I thought it was so important.

Setting my intention at the beginning of each day is a practice I have fully embraced over the past few years. I have noticed that my day unfolds as I desire. The setting of intention actually, sets my mind in a receptive and releasing state. In other words it keeps my mind in ‘right’ thinking. It allows me to relax and let a higher consciousness guide my actions and the outcomes of my day.
As the consistency improves, a better understanding of the process grows and life unfolds as you desire. Books by Ester and Jerry Hicks, guidance by my spiritual mentor Rev. Deena Jones of Atlanta, GA and the article on Intention vs Intent by Rev. Deborah Johnson of Inner Light Ministries in Santa Cruz, CA  have assisted me in gaining more insight for my growth.
I have been surprised at times that the outcome of encounters in certain situations have been amiable. In the days I didn't consistently or clearly set intentions, those same situations would have ended in anger or blame and the whole conversation would have been strained. 
In Ester and Jerry Hicks books on abundance, it is suggested that you consciously set intentions throughout the day for specific situations to give strength to the desired unfoldment. That is something I am working into my day, though I must admit I forget sometimes. This is another aspect of my practice I want to include.
Many years ago Rev. Deena suggested that the correct thinking is to set your intentions and thank God for the great day you "had."  Then get out of bed, knowing that they (intentions) have already happened and all you have to do is peacefully and happily walk through your day.
Rev. Deborah  in the piece she wrote suggests that there is an important distinction between intent and intention. She states, “Intention carries more of a sense of action…. .” Her description of the difference between intent and intention opens up yet a another level of awareness on the practice of intention. An intention is not only something I should set each day, but use the process for setting goals and reaching my dreams. The piece also states that setting intentions is not just a process for the unfoldment of your day, but an even greater spiritual unfoldment of your life and that guided action is the key to the distinction.
My intention is to include the new knowledge acquired into my “intention setting” practices and watch my life unfold in new and wonderful ways.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Visioning for Life - A Perfect Idea

There is something within each of us that knows. This Divine Intelligence has an idea, a pattern designed just for your life. It is as specific as the individualized expression that you are.  It enfolds in Love.  This unique pattern or life path is in your consciousness. Think about seeing and feeling this wonderful revelation of life and actually living it day by day. This is not something you have to wait until you reach a certain age, experience hurt or pain, or go into the light.  This life of good is at hand right here, right now.

Let’s understand visioning, but first it may be beneficial to understand what it is not. So many of us engage in visualizations and find them to be quite enlightening to what our thoughts are and our dream state. However, visioning is not the same as visualization. Visualizations are images that are set up for you to contemplate and use to direct certain action. The images are created by you or the person conducting the visualization, often referred to as “Guided Visualization.”  Visualizations are used in spiritual practices as well as many industries to develop products and services.  In visualization you use your imagination.  The key word here is “your imagination.”  According to Wikipedia, “Creative visualization is the technique of using one's imagination to visualize specific behaviors or events occurring in one's life."

It is not a “vision statement.” Again a vision statement and other processes set up by business concerns to direct strategies and development are actually using imagination to direct and for the interest of this article is not the same thing.

The Visioning Process (for life) is defined by Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith, by declaring, “Visioning is a process by which we train ourselves to be able to hear feel, see, and catch God’s plan for our life or for any particular project we’re working on…  .” He goes on to say “it is based on the idea that we’re not here to tell God what to do or to ask God for things but to absolutely be available for what God is already doing, to open ourselves up to catch what’s already happening.“ The visioning process is placing yourself in a receptive posture allowing the vision to come through your consciousness and seeing, feeling, hearing, smelling, the life meant for you to live.

It is a process that is ongoing and with this practice you get better and better at it. By asking a series of questions as you place yourself in a quiet, receptive, loving space you will begin to “capture” the vision. Begin to see the plan that has been laid out for your best life now.

What are the benefits of visioning:  You gain a deeper spiritual wisdom within. You live in the flow of life and not fight against the tide. You can live your authentic self. The business or project you vision will be in alignment with your life journey and purpose leading to real success and continued development in ways you didn’t imagine.

Remember, there is something inside of you that knows and is seeking to emerge. The Life Visioning process as developed by Rev. Dr. Beckwith can be done successfully individually or in groups. It is done in person , via phone or web.  I have known church groups, businesses, friends and families to engage in this process for success and happiness.

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