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Courage to Face Things

It is only when we have the courage to face things exactly as they are without any self-deception or illusion that light will develop out of events by which the path to succeed may be recognized.
~I Ching

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Life at Full Throttle

"If you're going to go to hell... I suggest you come back learning something."

~Drew Barrymore

(Excerpted from the Ali Magazine)

(Model in picture is Aimee Mullins)

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Shine As Children Do

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
~Marianne Williamson

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Happy Thanksgiving to the World

Whether we gather together or stay in solitude,
give thanks for the experience of being a sentient being.
For all the trials and tribulations we encounter,
everyone else is going through the same.

Both you and I are unfolding a great story,
when we listen and dance with the mysteries of the Divine.
There is something magical when we open our hearts,
we begin to bless the world with a gift unique to us.

Give thanks for your connection with your Divine Self,
that may need some work to be revealed.
But when your inner wisdom explodes like a fireball of light,
Be ready to offer it to others to heal with insight.

Don't let fear or timidity push you around,
keep reminding yourself about your service to the world.
Play your part fully for the great Divine,
remembering your brilliance as a human being.

By Desiree Leigh

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A Powerful Teaching Tool

Healing your past from a place of wisdom will change your story. How could the story not change when you are bringing light into it. It's inevitable. The more you use your inner wisdom, the more the story will continue to change. Until one day you can use your story as a powerful teaching tool it is meant to be. And not until then, otherwise you will still come from a place of blame and resentment.

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Diverting Your Plans With Distraction

Are you diverting your plans, avoiding your calling, perhaps unconsciously, because you're afraid to show up? Are you afraid of stepping forward into your own life? Have you moved along, showing up with integrity and authenticity, only to find yourself on another path wondering why you're there? Are you avoiding greater growth because it feels scary, moving once again into your comfort zone?

For instance, it's like building a business only to realize you must now speak publicly to get your message to a greater amount of people, and now you feel your knees trembling, sick to your stomach, and decide this is just not for you anymore? Somehow you begin to sabotage your vision. Somehow you find yourself on another course of action but not in alignment with your passion. Is this you?

This happens to many of us. I can't imagine everyone on a smooth path to spreading their message. I, myself admit to these diversions. Sometimes they can be costly and sometimes they …

Direct Questions About Life to Wake Up

Hope for the Elusive Actress  Direct Questions About Life
Have you lied and lied and lied to yourself so much that you don't know who you are or what your truth is? Have you been the most elusive actress to yourself and others that your truth is no where to be found or no where in sight? Have you been that pretender that okay, aha, yes ma'am, yes sir, so loving and pleasing person yet minimizing or demeaning your own beauty and talents?

If you have, how many more days or years are you going to lie to yourself? What is it going to take to change your life and 'give' others your message? What if you only had one year left to live? Really! What if? Can you imagine that? Truly imagine that? Do you want to continue to live in pain, hurt and grief your whole life? Do you want to create your own illnesses? Do you really want to escape forever?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I ask you another question. Why are you here? What do you feel your pur…

Water Your Dreams With the Right Stuff

"Be careful what you water your dreams with...
Water them with optimism and solutions
and you will cultivate success...
Always be on the look out for ways to nurture your dreams.

~Lao Tzu

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Demand Self-Care

Demanding too much of ourselves in time and effort will cause imbalances in our energies creating misalignment. But it also depends on what we are demanding from ourselves. In a world filled with information bombarding us from all angles, the responsibilities of so many things such as aging parents, a change in career, updating our skills, gaining more knowledge, and changing our limiting belief systems daily, we can begin to burn the candle at both ends, becoming physically tired and creating discord. It is much too challenging to have a cheerful outlook and remain positive, upbeat and uplifting towards others when we're exhausted.

I tend to do this a lot, sometimes catching myself in the nick of time and sometimes a little too late. It is really easy falling into old patterns of habit, and when most of the people around you are doing the same thing, I question whether or not I should be taking that day to completely pamper myself. Actually, forget about a full day, how abo…

Bombarded by Thousands of Decisions a Day

Bombarded by Decision Making
Why are small wins so important when you are making choices in persevering a goal to achieve your vision?

When you persevere a goal you are bombarded with a lot of decision making. Think about how many decisions you have to make in a week, a day or even an hour regarding an ill parent, a child's future, your business, your education, your marriage, or your career. Just thinking about making these choices can prove to cause overwhelm with information overload.

In many complex decision-making situations you would experience cognitive obstacles creating ambiguity which becomes overwhelming. With socio-emotional obstacles, you may experience stress, frustration, and personal friction (resistance) because of the many choices.

Both cognitive and socio-emotional obstacles occur and must be overcome while you are in the process of achieving closure from one decision to the next. If the choices are not made because of these sometimes hindering obstacles, you…