10,000 Hours or How to Succeed in 3-5 years

 

Your destiny

Your destiny

 

 Today is the New Moon in Capricorn.  That means our thoughts will turn to success and what makes one have power in one’s job or career.  All it takes is 10,000 hours of dedication to whatever your career is.  You can master anything through sheer hard work.  You have to willing to empower yourself and be willing to put in the time and concentration.

 

Don’t give up.  Our 7 year old grandson said wisely to his grandfather, “We never give up in our family, do we?”  Now no one has ever said anything to this little guy.  But through his astute observation, he noticed that all the adults in our family work hard at whatever task they do.  This has become his mantra actually.  Don’t give up.   You see months after he was born, he had severe whooping cough for some time.  His vocal cords were damaged through all his coughing.  It is only after working closely with a speech pathologist for the past two years, that this little guy can speak clearly enough that we can understand him.  It is through his motivation to want to be clearly heard and understood that he doesn’t give up.

 

 

 

 

 

Your Life is in your own efforts.

Your Life is in your own efforts.

 

 

The research shows that it is not IQ that leads to success.  It is not opportunity or the family you were born into.  Instead,  dedication, motivation and determination or hard work that are the main factors leading to success.  We create our own opportunities by those main factors.  So empower yourself beginning today.  Set your goal.  Focus on your goal.  Don’t give up.  Your life is in your own hands!  10,000 hours of Deliberate Practice that’s all it takes according to Ericsson (1993).

You can manifest what you want in your life.  Add to your new Moon Vision Board the words, grit and determination!  Yes We Can!

 

 

 

Reflection Questions

1.  In what area do I want to be known to successful?

2.  Am I willing to devote the time to be successful?

3.  What skills to I have to acquire to become a success in this field?

4.  Am I willing to sacrifice other areas of my life to be successful?

 

 

Affirmation:  I intend to focus on my one main goal for 10,000 hours until I feel successful!  I intend to focus on my one main goal for the next 3 – 5 years!

 

The difference between great people

and everyone else

is that great people create their lives actively,

while everyone else is created by their lives,

passively waiting to see where life takes them next.

The difference between the two

is the difference between living fully and just existing.”

(Michael E. Gerber)

 

 

 

 

I love my journey into myself.  Do you love your journey?  If not, then do the work to empower yourself!  If you found this helpful, then visit my website www.moonwomenspirituality.comIf your want information on how the daily Moon and Sun energy emotionally affects you, your love and your relationships, visit my astrology blog at www.astromoon.wordpress.com

True Beauty Reflection

Angel in the Light

Angel in the Light

Reflect on the beauty that is truly within your heart.  You are wonderful and beautiful just as you are!

 

Many blessings to my angel friend WendyLane who shares her artwork with all of us!

Gratitude Rocks!

Angels Watch over You

Angels Watch over You

 

 Angels and Gratitude Rocks! Carry a small pebble in your pocket to remind you to be grateful today.  Every time you put your hand in your pocket, say a little prayer of gratitude for someone or something in your life.  I give gratitude rocks to people I care about in my life so they too will remember how important being grateful is.  Any type of rock or pebble will do.  Amethyst is the rock of healing energy and I tend to give amethyst to lots of people who need some type of healing in their lives.

 

 

 

 

The Law of Energy Attraction suggests that what we are grateful in our life keeps on showing up.  When we choose not to be glad or acknowledge the things we desire in our lives, then we make the choose to have them disappear from our lives. 

 

I find more and more that I refuse to give gifts to people who do not express gratitude.  I’m not going to waste my precious time and energy if they are unable to say at least a “thank you!”  Instead, I give them a lesson in gratitude printed on a business card and a gratitude rock.  When they are astonished at the lack of gifting, and choose to ask the question, I tell them they have to learn to be grateful for all the blessings they have in their lives.  It is the best life-long gift I can give them.  I have done this with my grandchildren who are in their 20’s as well as with others.  I usually only have to do it one time to teach the children that to be grateful and thankful is an important part of our  life’s journey. 

 

Be an angel and teach this valuable energy gift lesson to them!  Oh and if they don’t ask, then don’t tell.  They are not ready for the lesson yet.  But don’t give them anything either.  They are not grateful for what you do for them.  So don’t do it!  Set up boundaries for the people who are supposed to respect you.  If they don’t respect you, then why do you think they deserve anything?  Because society says?  Because your family says? I don’t think so!  Give a donation to charity instead where your gift will be respectfully and warmly received.

 

 

Reflection Questions

  1. Who are you grateful for?
  2. What are your grateful for?
  3. How do you express your gratitude?
  4. When do you express your gratefulness?

 

Affirmation:  I intend to keep a list of all the blessings in my life.  I am grateful for you taking the time to read this blog!

 

 

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,”

that would suffice.

(Meister Eckhart)

 

I love my journey into myself.  Do you love your journey?  If not, then do the work to empower yourself!  If you found this helpful, then visit my website www.moonwomenspirituality.comIf your want information on how the daily Moon and Sun energy emotionally affects you, your love and your relationships, visit my astrology blog at www.astromoon.wordpress.com

Nature’s Love Poems 2

Nature sings a Love Poem at every season of the year. We are so blessed by the gifts we receive from nature.  If we watch carefully, we learn all the Life Lessons we need to succeed.  Those gifts from nature are part of our roadmap through life.

 

Winter brings the gift of White Light.  In the country where I live there is only natural light at night.  It is never truly dark since the white snow reflects light once your eyes adjust.  Similarly, sometimes when it seems to be very dark in our emotional lives, all we have to do is open our hearts and feelings to the white light of our higher power.  We are never alone if we believe and have faith that there is a higher power.  I don’t care whether you call that higher power Buddah, Allah, God, Creator or any other name.  There is but ONE higher power.  When one examines the major religions of the world, fundamentally they all preach the same message.  That is a message of Love and caring for our fellow human being. 

 

Winter brings the gift of slowing down the earth’s rhythms.  It is a time to go inside and to reflect.  It is a time to take life easier.  It is a time to simplify.  Winter is a time of Soul renewal in preparation for the rebirth that will awaken us in the spring.  Before we can have that rebirth, we must reflect, learn our lessons from the past year and grow from them.  Winter is very necessary on our soul’s journey.  Wintertime is the time to raise our consciousness.

 

Winter Fairy

Winter Fairy

 Enjoy the magic of winter.  Believe in the magic of the little spirits that come whispering on the wind and into your hearts.  Be grateful for those inspirations that we call intuition!  Bless everything you have in your life by being grateful.  That increases the positive energy around you!  That’s the Law of Attraction.  Since winter is wonderful reflection time, then empower yourself!

 

 

 

If you want to increase good things in your life, remember to be grateful for what you already have.  Say a little prayer several times a day, just between you and your higher power.  By focussing on the positive energy in your life, you bring more positive energy into your life.  So watch what you feel in your heart and what you think even!

 

I’m delighted you came for a visit. Remember to give Green environmentally gifts year round! Enjoy!

 

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In moments of surprise

we catch at least a glimpse of the joy

to which gratefulness opens the door.

(David Steindl-Rast)

 

I love my journey into myself.  Do you love your journey?  If not, then do the work to empower yourself!  If you found this helpful, then visit my website www.moonwomenspirituality.comIf your want information on how the daily Moon and Sun energy emotionally affects you, your love and your relationships, visit my astrology blog at www.astromoon.wordpress.com

Bullies and Alternative Healing

The biggest tournament of the year was about to happen and I called her into my office and told her she was not allowed to go.  She was devastated and of course went to her parents lamenting the fact that this was to be her last basketball game in that K-9 school and she was not allowed to attend.  Her mother was one of my favorite staff members.  Her father walked me “down the aisle” when we got married 5 years ago.  So I’m very close to the family.  This girl is like looking myself in the mirror at the same age since she is also a Taurus and born 2 days after me.  

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

The egg is a seed.  To me a seed stands for new beginnings of some kind.  In my last year of teaching and being school administrator, bullying was a real issue. The 14 year old star of our girls’ basketball team was being a bully.  Her coach complained about her behavior at practice.  Her teammates tearfully came to me for counseling when her comments ripped them to shreds emotionally. 

 

 

 

 

 

However, she had become a bully not only to her teammates and to her coach, but also to other kids in the school.  Understand this is a gal who is beautiful, smart and a leader.  But she had become full of herself and was arrogant.  I knew that somehow I had to nip this behavior in the bud or she would be horrid as an adult. 

 

Needless to say, her father called me at home that night saying his daughter was just sobbing her heart out and Daddy wanted to fix it for his eldest child.  I listened and told him I would deal with her in the morning, but made no promises.  On my 45 minute drive to school I prayed to God to give me a solution since it was beyond me.  Instantly the answer came to have the girl go and buy a dozen eggs before I did a counseling session with her on this issue. 

 

When she brought me the eggs, I had her write the names of each of her team mates on the each egg.  Then I had her write her coach’s’ and the names of her two sisters.  So now each egg had a name on it.  She picked up each egg in turn and told that person how she truly felt about them and what she cherished about them.

I then had her take each egg, one at a time and put it on the floor and stomp on it.  When she was through with all 12 eggs, I told her she had to pick up each individual egg and yolk and return it just the way she found it.  Of course this is impossible. 

 

 

I then told her that is what she does with each person she belittles and puts down.  She breaks their spirit with her words.  They are never returned whole in the same state at which she found them.  It mixes them up and they are shattered.  I asked her how she felt towards each of these people whom I know she loves.  When she told me she was devastated by her behavior, I then had her clean up her yellow yolky mess.  She then had to go and find each person whose name was on an egg and apologize to them for her behavior. She was to tell them how much she valued their friendship and how much she loved them.  Here was the condition.  If they accepted her apology with grace and forgiveness, she got to go to the tournament.  She was not to tell her friends that.  She was crying, I was crying for the soul of this young chick. 

 

It was a lesson well learned.  Yes, she got to go to the tournament.  When she went to high school, she became a phenomenal leader, with compassion and understanding.  Today, I’ve very proud of the young adult woman she has turned out to be.  She is a leader in her small community.  She is a valuable contributing member to her peers.  She even likes herself now and no longer feels the need to bully. 

 

 

You see, bullies are the most insecure people in the world.  When we confront them, it takes away their power.  If there is a bully in your life today, take the seed of this idea.  Create a new beginning for yourself and for your life.  Confront your fear and do not let them run over you.  Be an angel for your sake and theirs and confront them with their behavior.

 

Sometimes we have to use the seeds of tough love to have the result of a lovely caring and compassionate person.  Did I know how this was going to turn out?  Not at all.  But God gave me a clear message and I trusted that message.

 

Take the first step in faith.

You don’t have to see the whole staircase,

just take the first step.

(Martin Luther King Jr.)

 

 

I love my journey into myself.  Do you love your journey?  If not, then do the work to empower yourself!  If you found this helpful, then visit my website www.moonwomenspirituality.com.  If your want information on how the daily Moon and Sun energy emotionally affects you, your love and your relationships, visit my astrology blog at www.astromoon.wordpress.com

7 Ways to Alternative Healing

Love Notes

Love Notes

There are diverse alternative ways to heal ourselves.  Healing the mind-body-spirit connection is one of the best ways I know of.  We have to go to the emotional root cause of why our body and soul are not healthy.  Many times we are heart and soul sick.  It manifests in our bodies as all sorts of dis-ease.  That is due to the fact that we are not emotionally at ease with what is happening in our lives.

 

 

 

 

A dear friend of mine has been dealing with some pain shooting down her leg for some months.  She was having some difficulty with her adult son.  Rather than stand her ground on some issues, she continually was caving into his demands for her financial support of his desire to live the good life.  Oh he has a job, but it was not enough to support his “wants”, just his needs. Rather than get a better paying job, or working two jobs for his wants, he continuously emotionally bombarded his mother until she gave into him and gave him money.  Once she began to firmly establish some boundaries around her own emotional needs, the pain went away.  She was firmly standing her ground and her legs were pain free. 

Coincidence?  I don’t think so! 

 

 

When the mother brought to her conscious level, what she was emotionally doing to herself, she used the Law of Attraction to begin attracting her different response to the emotional attacks from her son.  She began to recognize the pattern she had established when he was a young child.  She had given into his anger and his demands even then.  Many parents unwittingly do that, setting a pattern that will hold true for the family until the parents decide to change their response to it.  Remember, you can’t change anyone else’s behavior.  You can only change your own behavior and your own response to anything!

 

 

 

Caroline Myss in her book Invisible Acts of Power suggests there are 7 kinds of power we all possess.

  1.  Life is a Spiritual Journey.
  2. Your biology and your spirit want to serve.
  3. Intuition influences every choice you make in life.
  4. Your intuition and generosity evolve as your personal power evolves.
  5. Angels and grace are real.
  6. You are never alone.
  7. Everything you do matters.

 

 

When you choose to let your intuition be your guide, indeed when you choose to ask your higher power to walk by your side, you will never be alone.  Heal your soul.  Heal your heart.  Heal your mind.  When you have done these three things, your body will heal itself.  You have the power within you!

 

 

Reflection Questions

What in my soul needs to heal?

What in my heart needs to heal?

What in my mind needs to heal?

What in my body needs to heal?

What am I grateful?

Where can I find some “me pampering” time today?

 

Affirmation for your Vision Board:  I intend to heal myself beginning right now!  I heal my soul, my heart, my mind and my spirit.  I love each cell in my DNA.  Each cell in my body is healthy. 

 

 

Thanks to the human heart by which we live;

thanks to its tenderness,

its joys, and fears.

(William Wordsworth)

 

 

 

 

 

I love my journey into myself.  Do you love your journey?  If not, then do the work to empower yourself!  If you found this helpful, then visit my website www.moonwomenspirituality.com.  If your want information on how the daily Moon and Sun energy emotionally affects you, your love and your relationships, visit my astrology blog at www.astromoon.wordpress.com

Green Cow Chatter!

Black Angus Friends

Black Angus Friends

1.  Stop breathing. 

 

 

2. Stop driving vehicles.  Drive a ZENN car.  Get a bike.  Walk.  Ski.  Snowshoe.

  1. 3. Get all the cows on the planet to stop farting.  Besides industry, those 3 things are the worst for emitting CO2 into the atmosphere.  Now I happen to get close up and personal with probably over 1000 cows and bulls every year.  Mind you these are beautiful black angus beef that live on my ranch for several months of the year. I’ve had a chat with them to tame it down a tad since the girls are the farting queens.  They just won’t listen and they haven’t changed their behavior one iota from what I can see.  I banned the black angus from eating chili though.  So that’s a step closer to reducing the CO2 output for ETR.  Karen, you might take a hint.

 

Heart Angels

Heart Angels

So you want to live on this planet awhile longer?  Do you want a friendly live planet for your kids and grandkids?  Start living more simply.  Instead of stuff give experiences to your family and friends this year for Christamas.  Make coupons to do fun things once a week, once a month or whatever works best for your family.  Not only do you save the planet, but you help your family to create warm, loving memories for your memory banks and heart memory books. Be a heart Angel! Yes give heart gifts things that you do together, or make together rather than buying and consuming!

 

 

 

 

Please be a Green Shopper from now on!  Make it a habit!  This is the time of the year that we tend to spend and overspend with Jupiter reigning in the sky.  I’m here to tell you that you must change your buying habits.  You must change your consumption habits.  At the very least carry cloth bags when you go shopping instead of those insidious plastic bags that fill up our homes and our landfills.

 

 

There are zillions of blogs out there on living a greener lifestyle.  The one I really like and subscribe to is  http://noimpactman.com  

Reflection Questions

1.Who can I influence to live a greener life?

2. What is practical to change in my spending habits?

3. What can I easily cook from scratch so I don’t have all that prepackaged garbage?

4. What cleaning products can I easily make at home instead of buying throwaway stuff?

5. How creative can I get to give my family awesome experiences this year?

 

Affirmation:  I intend to live a simpler life, consuming fewer products.  I intend to make it a habit to buy things in bulk and make more meals at home.  I intend to live in harmony with Mother Earth.  I intend to raise my global consciousness

 

 

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I love my journey into myself.  Do you love your journey?  If not, then do the work to empower yourself!  If you found this helpful, then visit my website www.moonwomenspirituality.com.  If your want information on how the daily Moon and Sun energy emotionally affects you, your love and your relationships, visit my astrology blog at www.astromoon.wordpress.com