IS THE CLOCK CONTROLLING YOUR CALM?

December 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Practical Spirituality

“At Peace: Does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or work.

It means to be in the midst of all of those things and still be calm in your heart.”

Maintaining your sense of calm is important to remember at any time of year but especially now as the holidays are in full swing.

Even though I’m doing minimal shopping this year (I’ll be donating to the SCPCA to honor my friends and family),  I’m still busier than usual with all the holiday events, parties end-of-year business activities and I imagine you are to0.

You can stay calm even in the midst of seeming chaos if you MAKE THE CONSCIOUS CHOICE that maintaining your Inner Power is a top priority to you.

Frequently we go through our days making the CLOCK our priority — getting kids to and from school, keeping appointments, preparing meals. But if we make our Inner POWER our top priority, it helps us manage all those ACTIVITIES much more easily and gracefully.

My big tip for staying peaceful is to consciously remember to take deep breaths throughout the day. Yeah, I know that’s simple, but you can turn it into a habit.  As you get into or out of the car, stop for a second and just take a nice deep breath before setting off or arriving at your destination.

Notice too whether your shoulders are up around your forehead! We hold a lot of stress in our shoulders and necks and the simple act of consciously lowering your shoulders back to their normal position will bring you instant relief I promise!

You can also schedule a 15-minute laser-focus session with me to get a quick de-stress! You’d be amazed how much better you can feel even with a short session!

You always have the opportunity  (should you decide to take it!) to choose calm as a priority and enjoy the benefits of claiming YOUR Inner Power!

Rainbow blessings to you!

P.S.  Give yourself (or someone else you care about)  an extra boost of calm  and schedule your laser-focus calming session now!

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LIFE LESSONS FROM A SNOWMAN

December 10, 2010 by  
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LIFE LESSONS FROM A SNOWMAN

* It’s okay if you’re a little bottom heavy.

* Hold your ground, even when the heat is on.

* Wearing white is always appropriate.

* Winter is the best of the four seasons.

* It takes a few extra rolls to make a good midsection.

* There’s nothing better than a foul weather friend.

* The key to life is to be a jolly, happy soul.

* It’s not the size of the carrot, but the placement that counts.

* We’re all made up of mostly water.

* You know you’ve made it when they write a song about you.

* Accessorize! Accessorize! Accessorize!

* Avoid yellow snow. Don’t get too much sun.

* It’s embarrassing when you can’t look down and see your feet.

* It’s fun to hang out in your front yard.

* Always put your best foot forward.

* There’s no stopping you once you’re on a roll.

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RELAX, RELEASE, RECEIVE !

Recently, in meditation, I asked “What is most useful for me to know now?”

The response I heard from my Divine Dream Team (who I respectfully refer to as The Council of The Rainbow Light) was VERY clear: ” RELAX, RELEASE, RECEIVE!”

When we’re all clenched up with tension, stress, emotion, and efforting our energy cannot flow freely enough to receive joy, peace, prosperity. It’s like being stuck on the freeway at rush hour or after a bad accident.  You’ll get where you are going eventually, but you’re gonna be stuck for a while until things begin to flow properly again.

However, the good thing about our energy flow is that we have quite a bit of conscious control over it.  We can always CHOOSE a more peaceful thought.  We can always CHOOSE a more peaceful perspective.  Even in the traffic example, for instance, you can choose to bitch and moan about being stuck, or you can use it as an opportunity to send prayers and blessings to every person in every car on that highway.  You can be sure that the latter is going to make your journey a lot more pleasant than the former!

Frequently we get so caught up in our daily physical lives that we don’t realize we are “over-cooked”.  We just keep going and going like the proverbial Energizer Bunny ™ until we find ourselves run down and completely out of “juice.”  That’s not an ideal state for us on ANY level – physical, emotional or spiritual.

When we are depleted on ANY level of our being, it begins a ripple effect to all of the other levels.  In the 12-step programs they have an acronym called H.A.L.T.  It stands for never get too Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired, because, those are the most common feelings that lead to dysfunctional behaviors.

Clearly you could also add a few words to that list like Anxious, Fearful, Stressed, Worried and Busy!  All of those words ALSO have a tendency to open us to the ego’s perspective – which usually promotes its position that you are “not good enough,” rather than your Higher Self perspective which is ALWAYS that All Is Well and that You are Whole, complete and perfect just as you are.

The point here is that if we really want to allow joy, peace and prosperity into our lives – then we have to make room for it – and we can’t make room for it we are over-busy, over-anxious, over-hungry, etc. Our human bodies just don’t work that way!

You can choose to develop a habit of checking in with yourself.  Stop for a minute during the day and ask yourself “what do I need right now to feel peace?”  Make it a priority to just take a deep breath and exhale all the stress several times a day.  Or picture the Cosmic Wet Vac sucking up all the fear.  Or mentally or literally go take a shower– and picture all the busy-ness going down the drain with the water.  Any of those practices will give you a chance to allow the energy to flow freely and restore your peace and joy which are pretty much pre-requisites to prosperity!

Go ahead . . . . do it now  . . . . even if you think you don’t need it!  You sooo deserve it and will undoubtedly feel better for it!

Ahhhhhh . . .  feel better right?

YAY!

Blessings!

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8 Keys: A Special Delivery Message From The Angels

December 7, 2010 by  
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From time to time I have the opportunity to share information with you about colleagues and teachers I respect, admire and/or have learned from and today is one of those times!  My friend Dyan Garris (VoiceOfTheAngels.com)  introduced me to the work of Linda West, an Angel Therapy Practitioner, personally certified by Dr. Doreen Virtue, a Theta Healer, and a Quantum Biofeedback Technician. She is also is the host of her own radio program, “Empowered Life with Linda West” on BlogTalk Radio.

And Linda is also a psychic medium, author, motivational speaker, holds a Masters Degree in Metaphysics and the author of the acclaimed book, “ 8 Keys: A Special Delivery Message from the Angels”

As a Special Event today, I have joined with some fellow angel messengers and spiritual teachers to offer you 23 special FREE bonus gifts worth hundreds of dollars when you order your book today!

As an Angel Channel, Linda receives messages from the angels and she wanted to share the following message with you today:

“The energy on the planet right now is about change, letting go of the old ways of surviving and reacting. It’s about moving your life from a place of fear and darkness to a place of light and love.

Over the past twenty years the veil between the seen and unseen has gotten thinner. Even if you aren’t aware of it, you already have angelic intervention in your life and most likely you have been asking for help. The angels are closer than ever. Help is here!”

Linda offers a blueprint to change your life, resolve life-long conflicts, remove negatives, attract positives, and achieve health, wealth, joy, and abundance. Discover these 8 Keys and have the power to transform your life!

  1. Believe…
  2. Trust….
  3. Detachment…
  4. Love…
  5. Humility…
  6. Forgiveness…
  7. Gratitude…
  8. Connection…

This book would make a great present to give yourself or someone else on your holiday list, and with the 23 bonus gifts being offered today, you may be able to cross several gifts off your list or enjoy them yourself well into the new year.

Go ahead now and check it out here !

P.S. As always, do ONLY what feels best to you and brings you joy! Thanks for taking the time to read this and check out Linda’s book!

P.P.S. If you DO choose to buy one or more copies of the book today, you’ll receive my 21 Days of Powerful Creation E-course (a $57 value!) as one of 23 bonuses available to you absolutely free!!

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THE 8 DAYS OF HANUKKAH

December 3, 2010 by  
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On the first night of Hanukkah my true love gave to me

  • Lox, bagels and some cream cheese

On the second night of Hanukkah, my true love gave to me

  • 2 Kosher pickles and
  • Lox, bagels and some cream cheese

On the third night of Hanukkah, my true love gave to me

  • 3 pounds of corned beef
  • 2 Kosher pickles and
  • Lox, bagels and some cream cheese

On the fourth night of Hanukkah, my true love gave to me

  • 4 potato latkes
  • 3 pounds of corned beef
  • 2 Kosher pickles and
  • Lox, bagels and some cream cheese

On the fifth night of Hanukkah, my true love gave to me

  • 5 bowls of chicken soup
  • 4 potato latkes
  • 3 pounds of corned beef
  • 2 Kosher pickles and
  • Lox, bagels and some cream cheese

On the sixth night of Hanukkah, my true love gave to me

  • 6 pickled herrings
  • 5 bowls of chicken soup
  • 4 potato latkes
  • 3 pounds of corned beef
  • 2 Kosher pickles and
  • Lox, bagels and some cream cheese

On the seventh night of Hanukkah, my true love gave to me

  • 7 noodle kugels
  • 6 pickled herrings
  • 5 bowls of chicken soup
  • 4 potato latkes
  • 3 pounds of corned beef
  • 2 Kosher pickles and
  • Lox, bagels and some cream cheese

On the eighth night of Hanukkah, my true love gave to me

  • 8 bottles of Pepto Bismol
  • 7 noodle kugels
  • 6 pickled herrings
  • 5 bowls of chicken soup
  • 4 potato latkes
  • 3 pounds of corned beef
  • 2 Kosher pickles

and

Lox, bagels and some cream cheese!

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DO YOU HAVE A DIRTY LITTLE SECRET?

Maybe you do and maybe you don’t but I do and I’m finally coming clean about some things that have been going on in my life for over two years now. I’ve written to the wonderful subscribers on my mailing list, and I even posted a Facebook note about part of it, but now I feel it is important to get it all completely in the open and my website/blog is about as open as it gets for me.

There’s several reasons why I think it’s important for me and you to “come clean.” One of the biggies is that secrets only end up hurting us. We can never hide from ourselves – try as we might.

No amount of drugs, alcohol, sex, shopping, food or whatever will ever entirely obliterate the poisonous voices inside that are all too pleased to tell us what worthless piles of you-know-what we are.

I want to line back up with my divinity. And since I’m always talking and writing and coaching about being your authentic self – I gotta finally own up to this stuff in MY OWN mind and maybe my doing that will help you own up to something in YOUR mind that’s been festering and poisoning YOU!

On the scale of dirty little secrets, it’s not a big deal (like Watergate or something)  but on MY PERSONAL scale it’s probably around an 8 and it’s been making me feel “less than” for far too long.

It’s only fair to warn you this post is long. In fact it’s very long. I tried to cut it up into a series of posts, but there just didn’t seem to be any good breaking points. So, I’m gonna take the position that if you are meant to read it in its entirety – you will – and if you aren’t – you won’t! I do feel there is some extremely useful lessons in here though and assure you I would not have posted it if it was only to be self-indulgent. I do hope you will read on and hopefully find the information useful and applicable to you.

Here it is –  my dirty little secret:

While keeping up the facade to the outside world that I’m a successful business owner, I’ve actually been partially paralyzed with shame believing that I’ve been a complete failure in my business as a business.

There! I said it out loud! And I’m publishing it! And that is a HUGE step in healing for me!

For the whole story to make sense to you though, I need to jump back to February 2008 when I quit my 30 yr career as a Legal Secretary. I had a dream and I believed in the Law of Attraction. I believed that I could do what I loved – which is being of Divinely Inspired service to you and helping you be less fearful, feel more safe and create and allow more love, light, joy and prosperity into their lives – and, in so doing, the money (to pay my bills) would follow.

I thought I could do it my way, the Law of Attraction way, straight up –  with an open heart, with cock-eyed optimism and a Pollyana attitude. I WANTED to believe. It felt right in my very soul. And so I proceeded. I set up a website and waited for people to come. And waited. And waited.

Then I began reading and learning about the “right” way to market an online business according to [well-meaning and financially successful] internet marketers. Almost immediately, without even consciously realizing it – I fell down the proverbial rabbit hole into the land I’ll call “U R WORTHLESS.”

It is not a happy land.

It is not a land of freedom.

It is not a land of hope.

It is not a land of joy.

And it CERTAINLY is not a land of “business success”.

It was, however, a land made out of quicksand. The more I “tried” to get myself out – the deeper I sunk. What was really weird and in a way doubly hard for me, was that from a personal development/spiritual growth perspective – I could actually take a helicopter ride from time to time and look down and observe myself struggling – but yet found myself completely powerless to extricate myself from the quicksand.

However, at the same time, it has been a journey of TREMENDOUS personal growth which included ending my 14 yr marriage, selling a house (in the beginning of the real estate crash), buying my new house, renovating it into a home, the death of my Dad (and subsequent fallout from my text-book dysfunctional step-family), my sister’s breast cancer and challenges with my 23 yr old daughter.

Throughout all of that, and to a certain degree understandably so, my business remained in the proverbial dumpster. I had little or no energy for the majority of 2009 to do anything business-wise and so I didn’t. Which is perfectly OK all things considered, especially in hindsight.

But what wasn’t OK – is that despite all of my best efforts, I was unable to FEEL or BELIEVE that it WAS OK — so that all the while I was dealing with all that “personal growth” I was making myself WRONG, WRONG, WRONG for feeling crappy, crappy, crappy and scared out of my wits!

And here’s where I was really out of alignment because during that same period of time, I was teaching and coaching my clients and friends to be loving and kind to themselves! I kinda knew I was out of alignment – but as I stated before – it was like quicksand and I just couldn’t extricate myself for more than a few hours or a few days at a time, if I was lucky!

In September 2009 I decided to take a new approach business-wise and see about developing a local coaching practice rather than doing business via the internet. Here’s another part of my dirty little secret that I never wanted to admit: The truth about that decision is that I was too afraid to try the internet approach again because I was filled with angst at what I judged was my “failure.”

Good for me however, I arranged to have an office with a local holistic wellness spa (highly recommend Angel Blessings Wellness Spa if you are in Vegas!) while providing administrative support to the spa.

From a personal growth perspective, in hindsight again, that was an excellent decision.  I began my way up and out of the Land of Less Than and rediscovered some self-confidence not only in my abilities to BE a full-time intuitive spiritual life coach and teacher, but I also rediscovered the exquisite joy of helping and being of service to those who wanted and needed guidance, focus and direction and support! But,  it did NOT fill my appointment book with bushels of paying clients – which was part of MY definition of business “success.” And so again and still, I labeled myself  a “failure” at business and continued to carry the shame.

Despite my feelings of failure however, in the Spring of this year (2010), I received a GYNORMOUS validation and confirmation from the Universe, delivered by the mailman one afternoon. I opened an enveloped addressed to me and had one of the happiest but most shocking experiences in my life! The envelope contained a lovely note and a HUGE financial windfall from a completely unexpected and highly unlikely source!

My interpretation of the divine message was LOUD and CLEAR and unmistakable: that my beliefs in forgiveness and unconditional love and in LIVING from my sacred heart place (despite the quote unquote “evidence” to the contrary of my “business failures”) – were SPOT ON and here I manifested sufficient financial resources to continue my journey for a while longer – both personally AND professionally.  (I do have to say that I had done quite a bit of spiritual manifestion processes about creating money prior to this event!)

And yet, for another several months, I was still unable to make any significant business progress. I concluded my term with the spa which was the right decision at the right time for me but though I kept saying I wanted to get my new website up and running and take another shot at helping people via the internet – I was not taking the ACTIONS necessary to make that happen. I was deeply ashamed, but I didn’t want to admit that to myself, or to anyone else for that matter.

Finally, near the end of October (2010), I was guided to create a 21 Day Business Action Plan with two express intentions. The first was to physically get my new website UP, running and ANNOUNCED to the world, because frankly, I was sick and tired of making excuses to myself and feeling bad about my lack of action.

The second intention was:

“. . . to bring new energy into my business appearing as clear, precise indicators and signs of the next steps for me to take. I choose to be of service in ways that are joyful to me and beneficial to others. I want to do this work for the love of the work and I am now open to receiving money for joyfully doing work I love. As a conscious, specific, focused practice for the next 21 days, I set my intention for my sacred heart to guide me and lead me and stay fully present with me.”

I’m EXTREMELY proud to report that I kept my commitment to myself and completed the action steps! And immediately I began receiving the clear signs of my next business steps just as I intended! This article is evidence of that!

Another part of my dirty little secret however is this: I hate marketing and promoting myself the way the “experts” and “gurus” suggest! It’s taken me the better part of these past two years to figure out that I just CANNOT do it the way “they” suggest. More importantly, it’s taken me all of this time to make that decision AND give myself permission to let that be OK WITH ME!

I kept believing there was something wrong with me that I could not do a lot of the actions suggestioned by the marketing gurus. I tried changing my perspective, clearing limiting beliefs, energy healing, prayer, meditation and everything but standing on my head! But I could not fit my square peg into their round hole!

Do you know that feeling?

I finally became consciously aware of a life-pattern I have of making myself wrong when I don’t fit into someone’s prescribed way of doing things. It “should” have been blatantly obvious given all the spiritual work I’ve done on my childhood, past lives, etc. not to mention all the years of therapy! LOL!

But here’s another valuable lesson for you!

We can’t “get it” until we “get it!” And that’s EXACTLY as it is meant to be. We learn in our own ways and in our own DIVINE RIGHT TIMING! Despite our egos telling us to the contrary that we “should” have learned it faster, better, weller, sooner!

So my secret is out now.

I have tried to keep up a façade of a financially successful business owner and the truth is I am not currently financially successful in my business.

YET!

And yet again, maybe I never will be.

Either way is actually OK with me. Truly!

Because I just know, without a shadow of a doubt, that I just need to keep on keeping on being true to myself! Doing what I believe is the best thing for me at any given moment. Doing what is the MOST LOVING THING for me in the given moment. And a lot of that time – that is NOT going to line up with what the “gurus” may have to say.

But I’m finally at peace with all that. And that’s a BIG LESSON for all of us!

We cannot be at peace with ourselves unless we are fully aligned with what is in OUR OWN hearts. Forcing ourselves to align with someone else’s vision is NEVER going to bring us peace. And when we are not at peace, we cannot manifest money, clients, relationships or much of anything else.

So I WAS aligned with being at peace with myself and that is why I DID manifest the financial resources to keep me going!

But I haven’t been at peace with how to” market” my business until now.

Now, I’ve come up with my own standards and my own “rules” – according to guru Stephanie Rainbow and her Master Teachers aka The Universe/God/Divine Spirit. (If you want to read about what those new rules are . . . here’s THAT blog post )

So here’s the bottom line to help you

1.   Don’t keep secrets – especially from yourself. Cop to them as soon as you become consciously aware. You just can’t hide forever and besides – why do you really want to? It’s all a game the ego plays in its effort to keep us safe. But our Higher Selves knows better because it doesn’t care about being safe – because it doesn’t have a language of fear attached to it!

2.  Don’t try to fit a square peg into a round hole. It’s fair enough to stretch a little to see whether you can change your beliefs, or see things from a different perspective – but know when to say “enough is enough” . . . .if you have to twist yourself into a pretzel to make it fit – then it’s not for you – whatever “it” is. Listen to and TRUST your Divine Guidance. It may not make sense to the rest of the world, but it doesn’t have to!

3.  DO follow your heart. Despite what the gurus say, the media says, your parents say/said etc. You and your God are the ultimate authorities in your life! Period! Stay aligned with that and everything will fall into place with grace and ease.

If YOU are ready to be free and  have a “dirty little secret” that you are ready to release publicly — please help yourself and probably someone else also (who has the same or similar secret) by putting it in the comments section below.  Or, if you prefer, I invite you to email me private at Steph @ InfiniteInnerPower.com.

Thanks for helping me on my journey by reading this and it is my sincere desire that in some way, I have helped you on yours!

Namaste!

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MARKETING? SHMARKETING!

December 2, 2010 by  
Filed under AHA Moments, News, Practical Spirituality

In a recent email newsletter to my subscribers, I told them in order to be more completely aligned with my mission to serve others, that I was revamping my business, especially in the areas of marketing and pricing.

Today, I want all of my readers to have the same information too! What follows  is an excerpt from my POSITIVE VIBES newsletter and some further explanation and information so everyone is on the same page and has the same NEW opportunities!

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INSTEAD of listening to marketing gurus that primarily teach (at the end of the day) how to persuade you into buying my services and products, I am returning to my original “stars-in-my-eyes” intention when I began this path nearly 3 years, to FULLY and COMPLETELY (as humanly possible) trust my heart and my intuition (aka Divine Guidance) and follow the principles of the Law of Attraction,

I don’t feel good “persuading” you.  I believe in the principle of “attraction rather than promotion.”  In other words, I freely put out what I’m about, how I can help you, give you some inspiration, encouragement, help you learn and grow, and then, if you are interested, you exercise your FREE WILL and contact me because you want 1:1 help with YOUR specific, personal issues.

I’m also not about guilt trips and limited time offers for the sake of them.  I’ll put out offers from time to time as my Divine Spirit guides me to — and sometimes — they may only be valid for a short time — while that specific energy is present.  But I just can’t tell you you have to “buy now” or the offer will be ripped away from you and “gone forever.”

I also don’t want to clutter your Inbox several times a week which seems to be common practice these days.  I’ll be publishing inspirational articles, learning tools, and A-HA moments regularly on my website and you have the opportunity to subscribe to those articles either through the RSS Feed or by email so those posts will automatically shoot into your Inbox.

Alternatively, you may choose (which I certainly hope you will! ) to check in regularly (here) on my website and see what’s there that may be useful to you.  It’s a great place to stop in when you are having a fearful, anxious, or stressful moment — almost any of the articles will help lift your vibration and of course the Friday Funnies will always give you a giggle!

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As mentioned above,  I’ve also completed overhauled my pricing and services.  I just can’t see charging you exorbitantly high prices.  I’ts not that I don’t believe I’m worth 4 figures per hour, but I’m just not that kind of girl!  I don’t buy designer brands when I can find something I like just as much that doesn’t have a designer label and therefore costs substantially less.  I like staying in 5 star hotels, but I like it even better when I’m using a special offer, or found a “deal” . . .

So I just can’t justify charging what I perceive as inflated prices even though I know the benefit and transformation you may receive from our sessions may well be priceless!

I therefore invite you to check out  my ALL NEW Services Page which I created to make coaching available to EVERYONE who is ready and willing, whether or not your bank account says your able.

As always, if you have any questions or comments — please leave them below or email me at Steph @ InfiniteInnerPower.com !

I soooo love hearing from you and thank you to all of you who have already taken the time to give me your feedback and sooo much encouragement! :)

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