The Key to Contentment

In his day, JD Rockefeller was one of the wealthiest men on the planet. At the height of his success he was asked, “How much money is enough?” to which he replied with a cunning smile, “Just a little more.”

You’ve probably known people like that. No matter how much they have, they always want MORE. A faster car, a bigger home, a better job, a younger wife, a richer husband. No matter how much they have, it’s never enough to make them happy.

Lasting happiness and contentment
are not found in ceaseless accumulation.

Happiness is an inside job: it’s found in appreciating your life, just as it is now.

Contentment

When you choose to imprison yourself within a mindset of fear-fueled deprivation, in your desperation to fill a bottomless void, you miss the opportunity to enjoy what you have.

When you open your heart wide
to recognize and appreciate
the abundance in your life,
you clear the way for more.

Motivation matters: energy attracts like energy. When you fuel yourself with constructive core energy characterized by unconditional love, respect, curiosity, compassion and GRATITUDE, you live in a state of generous, effortless, gracious flow filled with faith, hope, prosperity, peace and joy. Your life becomes a fluid journey to wholeness based on who you are being not how much you are accumulating.

 The essential truth: you are enough.

Try letting go of the NEED TO HAVE anything more and trust that what you have, right now, is enough. Channel your energy into perpetual gratitude and relax into a stream of lasting contentment.

What are YOU grateful for RIGHT NOW?

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Let Your Light Shine

People like the Wright Brothers, Nikola Tesla and Oprah Winfrey have shown us that humans can fly, transmit electricity wirelessly and inspire millions across the planet.

You were born with limitless potential.
You are powerful beyond your wildest dreams.

Let Your Light Shine

Once you know you are powerful, the scary part is figuring out what to do with your potential. It can feel like too much responsibility and too much work. If you’re like many, your daily to-do list is already overflowing. It can seem easier to just hunker down and say, “Who me? I’m just tryin’ to get by and not to make any waves.”

But, despite our best efforts to suppress our light, it continues to burn within calling us to release its warmth and illumination for our own sense of greater fulfillment and the advancement of all beings. It’s a lot easier to have an impact than you may think.

All you need to do is just
LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE.

You already work hard enough managing all the details of your life: health, wealth, career and family. Shining is so much easier—it won’t add to your burden, it will lighten your load.

To start TRULY SHINING, shift from fueling your efforts with any sense of obligation to fueling all you do with love, respect, curiosity, compassion and gratitude.

Switching to that more constructive core energy will yield greater benefits and fulfillment for yourself, every being, encounter and situation. Everyone and everything will be infused with a sense of generous, effortless, gracious flow filled with faith, hope, prosperity, peace and joy.

In the process, you inevitably find you have time for the things you love—the pursuits you’ve been postponing because your lower octane fuel has been depleting you so much you had no energy to pursue them. Singing, gardening, hiking, RELAXING!

Happiness is an inside job.

You don’t have to turn your life and your family upside down by giving it all up to chase after happiness. It’s MUCH simpler than that. Seeing you joyfully share your light will inspire others to do the same.

The ripple effect of that light will illuminate the world.

Problems we thought unsolvable—poverty, disease and hunger, to name just a few—will disappear in the wake of our cooperative brilliance. When we let our light shine we become, as Gandhi suggested, the CHANGE we wish to see in our world.

If you’re eager to shine and would appreciate a professional partner and guide on your journey, check out the FREE offer below.

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There is no expectation or pressure to hire me as your ongoing coach. Providing meaningful, substantive comp sessions with no obligation is one of the ways I demonstrate gratitude and give back to the Universe a small portion of the abundance and opportunity it bestows on me daily.

The real value of a comp session? PRICELESS! 

Those who have experienced comp sessions will tell you, when you come to your session open to the possibilities for transformation and fully committed to your own growth, big breakthroughs can happen! 

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Why Waste Your Life in Anger?

Given that each of us has a limited number of minutes to live in this particular lifetime on this particular planet, renowned poet, Mary Oliver, asks in her poem “The Summer Day,”

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” 

You can CHOOSE to live your life angry and at odds with the world around you OR you can CHOOSE to be optimistic and at peace—whatever your circumstances. Anger is a fear-based energy. Optimism is a love-based energy.

Love is constructive and moves you forward. Fear is destructive and holds you back.

Love is the author of truth and reality. Fear is the author of lies and illusion. Which sounds like more fun? You’d think we’d all, always, CHOOSE LOVE, right? And yet, I’ve found that any of us can drift off center when overwhelmed by stress and gripped by ancient self-destructive scripts. When we do and fear takes over in the form of anger, WHAM—peace and optimism fly out the window. At times such as these, how do you return your core energy to constructive love-fueled equanimity?

RECOGNIZE WHAT YOU’VE BEEN CHOOSING AND CHOOSE DIFFERENTLY. Instead of choosing to fuel yourself with fear in the form of anger, CHOOSE TO FUEL YOURSELF WITH LOVE IN THE FORM OF GRATITUDE.

Whenever we invest our moments in gratitude, we optimize the return on our most precious investment.

The moment you recognize that you’re beginning to feel angry, start neutralizing the judge by getting curious about the qualities of your current situation for which you can be genuinely grateful. Maybe it reveals an opportunity for personal improvement. Or points to a relationship or role that is no longer a constructive force in your life.

Why Waste Your Life in Anger?

When you remember that everything is an opportunity and get curious, you’ll always find something to appreciate. Expressing genuine gratitude in the face of anger is one of the fastest ways to shift your mental state to joy and equanimity. I’m not advocating denial, because that which is denied wreaks havoc. I’m encouraging you to recognize, embrace and harness your anger as quickly as possible rather than merely ranting and raving but gaining nothing of real value. Shifting your energy from anger to gratitude allows you to turn your seeming mine field into a goldmine by reaping the insights and benefits that your harnessed anger can yield.

Once anger leaves the building, you gain a direct line of sight to your greatest awareness and deepest wisdom allowing you to enjoy greater resilience, see even more opportunities, make your best decisions and demonstrate implementation persistence and creativity, whatever perceived obstacles you encounter along the way.

When you fuel all aspects of yourself with love, respect, curiosity, compassion, and gratitude, you begin living in flow.

Your life becomes a fluid Journey to Wholeness grounded in who you are being, not what you are doing. Every breath, thought, word, and act—your very presence—fosters a generous, effortless, gracious life of flow filled with faith, hope, prosperity, peace, and joy.

  • Faith: I am confident that love is the greatest power in the Universe.
  • Hope: Universal love is always unfolding the highest good for all, in all, through all.
  • Prosperity: My Universal Source is excellent, limitless, and reliable.
  • Peace: I relax into all that was, is, and will be.
  • Joy: Whatever my circumstances, I know who I am and Whose I am: a unique cocreative expression of the Divine.

How could THAT ever not be enough?

When you choose an attitude of gratitude, you easily relax into all that was, is and will be. 

How will you improve the performance of your life’s portfolio TODAY by investing all of your precious moments in GRATITUDE?

 

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Wherever You Go, There You Are…AGAIN!

It would be downright funny (if I weren’t in so much pain), that I received this week’s particular refresher life lesson on the heels of last week’s blog post “Your Quality of Life Is in Your Hands.

Here’s the back story (pun intended). My husband has been going through multiple months of health challenges, including two emergency surgical procedures, the most recent of which occurred 10 days ago. It has been a stressful time for both of us. My energies have been stretched especially thin

  • remaining on alert for any new symptoms he’s exhibiting,
  • responding quickly to his unexpected medical and dental twists and turns,
  • caring for him,
  • supervising the builder in endless iterations of warranty service on our new home,
  • establishing a professional presence in my new local community 1,700 miles from my former one,
  • being accepted as an instructor by the Christopher Wren Association continuing adult education program of the College of William & Mary,
  • being accepted as an instructor by the Williamsburg Area Learning Tree,
  • exploring opportunities to be of service to the Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg in providing completely free services for individuals facing end-of-life and their families,
  • serving the congregations of two spiritual communities,
  • expanding the Reiki treatment and training aspects of my work in the world,
  • preparing for and producing an unexpected radio interview and video,
  • promoting the global launch of a colleague’s new online coaching program,
  • collaborating with another colleague in beta testing a new coaching program for her clients,

along with the usual household errands, cooking, cleaning, litter scooping, cat feeding, etc., intermingled with insufficient sleep and meditation, compounded by too much of the sort of food that compromises the optimal functioning of a body, heart, mind and soul under extraordinary stress.

I thought as my husband continued to heal, I’d begin to feel less stressed. BUT, last Friday night, when I threw my back out simply by bending over to pick something up, it became clear the Universe had another plan—to stop me dead in my tracks and force me to rest, reflect, reconsider and relearn where and how I’m investing my energy and the ramifications of neglecting my own health and welfare for too many months.

Wherever You Go, There You Are

It’s intriguing how many opportunities life provides to learn more deeply the core lessons that are uniquely our own. I’ve written, coached and spoken extensively on the insidious, debilitating, cumulative damage that results when we over-do (and under-be). Though one of my core affirmations is that I nurture, encourage and delight myself in healthy ways, it would appear I needed a refresher. Yet another opportunity to become even more mindful and consistent at demonstrating unconditional love, respect, curiosity, compassion and gratitude for myself mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually—which is where all such learning has to start. Charity must begin at home.

Even so, it took a couple more days for me to accurately assess the magnitude and full ramifications of the lesson I’d chosen for myself. (For being such a smart girl, sometimes I can be incredibly slow on the uptake.) My most excellent massage therapist, Laura Wells (no relation) pointed me in the direction of a chiropractor with Saturday hours. My first treatment by Chiropractor Dr. Daniel Roth of Williamsburg Neck & Back Center helped so much, I thought I was home free and would be fit as a fiddle by Monday. 

Alas, that did not turn out to be the case. The damage to my body was months in the making; complete healing was going to take time. And so, after seeing Dr. Roth again on Monday, followed by an agonizing one-hour intensive massage on the compromised areas, I knew that my top priority for the week would have to be supporting and advancing my own healing. With an unexpected 12 or more hours of treatment on my calendar for the week—that also needed to be accompanied by copious rest, stretching and moist heat to manifest the desired result of returning me to full vitality—SOMETHING HAD TO GO.

After 30 minutes of crying, whining and self-pity (which, by the way, is fueled by fear, not by the love energy of responsible compassion), I remembered who I am and WHOSE I am: I’m a unique cocreative expression of the Divine. Behaving like a victim is a choice. However unconscious, I had been CHOOSING once again to set my feet firmly on the path to burn out by saying “yes” too often for fear that if I say no, I will be deemed “not enough” and be abandoned.

Just like that, I reclaimed my power, assessed my situation, determined what items on my list were essential and which could be released, notified the affected parties and breathed a sigh of relief. Ah, the joy of choosing differently.

Every choice matters!

Then I started to wonder, what if I didn’t say yes to so many commitments so quickly? What if I said, “maybe” instead? Bolder still, what if, when any aspect of my being was saying “no mas” I actually stood up, with no sense of guilt, and said “Thank you, but I’m unable to commit to that most excellent and worthy endeavor?” Might I avoid some of the back aches, lost sleep and overeating?

What if I really listened to what my body, mind, heart and soul are communicating to me in every moment and respected their intuitive guidance without the need for logical justification? Might I find myself more often enjoying a life of generous, effortless, gracious flow filled with meaningful relationships and endeavors characterized by faith, hope, prosperity, peace and joy?

You betcha! Note to self—stop, look, listen, behave accordingly. I’m grateful to have received the lesson again in the hopes that I might save even one of you the pain of relearning it again yourself.

PS: Is anyone surprised that when I woke up the morning after I said “no,” my back felt somewhat better? Not completely healed but, relieved of the inhuman burden of trying to do it all, I had rekindled hope, reclaimed my power and was finally well on the road to recovery.

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Your Quality of Life Is in Your Hands

While you may not know exactly how long you’ll live, there’s much you can do to optimize the quality of your life, whatever its length. Abraham Lincoln wisely advised, “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

Not taking care of ourselves demonstrates the greatest disrespect for the gift of life. If we value the opportunity we’ve been given to be spiritual beings having a human experience, we will do everything in our power to cherish and care for our human “vehicle” mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

The owner’s manual advises that we nurture, encourage and delight ourselves in healthy ways. Because, when we don’t take care of ourselves, eventually we’re no good to ourselves or anyone else. We can give nothing of significant and lasting value from an empty well. Nutrition, exercise, rest, reflection and play are as important to the purpose of our presence here as the activities we more typically label as “work.” They are equally important aspects of the jobs we’ve been sent here to do—manifesting our unique forms of Divinely sourced greatness.

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Here are a few tips for enhancing the quality of your life and health physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually:

  1. Drink water and eat fruits and vegetables. Generous quantities of these essential elements will increase your sense of flow and wellbeing. When you feel fully ALIVE—with your engine firing efficiently and effectively on all cylinders—life is a lot more fun!
  1. Get moving and breathe deeply. Exercising encourages deep breathing, provides the oxygen-rich environment your body loves and releases endorphins—your body’s natural mood lifters. Deep breathing calms you, nurtures your cells and helps eliminate toxins. And, if you workout to the point of breaking a sweat, you’ll give the toxin flush an added boost. My personal vitality affirmation: I thrive and inspire. I radiate stamina, strength, flexibility, stability and dexterity. I am healthy, happy and whole.
  1. Cherish stillness and silence. Our waking hours can be a non-stop hamster wheel of noisy demands on our time and attention. Radios and iPods in our cars. Colleagues, meetings and email at work. TV, social media and family at home. To restore yourself—body, mind, heart and soul—take time each day to find a private place, turn off the technology and just be still. Silence is golden. You are a human BEING not a human DOING.
  1. Be yourself. One of the biggest causes of unhappiness, stress and poor health is abandoning your authentic self and forcing yourself into someone else’s idea of what your life should look be. Joseph Campbell said, “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself! Everyone else is already taken.”
  1. Seek new experiences. New foods, destinations, hobbies, relationships and occupations. Every new experience enriches your life by creating new neural pathways in your brain, keeping you sharp well into old age, boosting your creative potential and adding zest to your days. 

In the words of Maya Angelou, “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.” Go ahead, start enjoying your life. Start now!

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It’s Never Too Late to LIVE ON PURPOSE: Free Program Launching 8/2/15

Imagine a world where each of us celebrated and shared our unique individual mix of talents and perspectives to co-create a just, sustainable and peaceful planet!

Ready to join us in making this vision a reality? SIGN UP for the FREE 21-Day Purpose Challenge launching 8/2/15 and join the global community of purpose-seekers and change-agents committed to completing one purpose exercise a day for 21 days.

Planet Purpose 21-Day Purpose Challenge

We’re offering this program for FREE to express our purpose—helping our fellow human beings live authentic lives that are free from fear and filled with meaning. 

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  • Your purpose statement and vision board with a personalized morning ritual for beginning every day on purpose.
  • Tools for overcoming obstacles and resistance to living on purpose.
  • Tools for communicating your purpose.
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LIVING ON PURPOSE yields
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ellbeing that enhances your journey,
relationships that nurture you,
a career that inspires you and
a healthy planet you cherish.

Showing up with authenticity to LIVE ON PURPOSE produces a life rich in meaning. You are a unique cocreative expression of the Universe. You are the only you we’ve got—a precious natural resource not to be taken for granted. The world is aching for you to show up fully. FIND YOURSELF AND BE YOURSELF! As Oscar Wilde once advised, “Everyone else is already taken.”

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Planet Purpose Founder Brandon PeeleANOTHER PURPOSE FREEBIE

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The Essence of Reiki Part 10 of 10: Reiki Training Programs

In celebration of the launch of the new Reiki portal on my coaching website, I’m pleased to share the tenth in a series of 10 posts on different aspects of the practice of Reiki. 

Click here to begin exploring the new Reiki section of my coaching website.

Reiki Training Programs

I offer training classes for all levels of Usui/Holy Fire Reiki®:

  • Introduction
  • First and Second Degree Combined
  • Advanced and Master Teacher Combined
  • Karuna® Master Teacher 

Woman in Reiki Training

My Reiki training classes include instruction and attunements for treating yourself, other people and your beloved animal companions. 

Dog Receiving Reiki

For more information on Reiki classes, click here to send me an email or call me at +1-303-330-8178.

Man in Reiki Training

For a deeper dive into the essence of Reiki, click the respective blue titles below:

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