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The Global Sisterhood Movement

It is time for the Divine Feminine to rise, be honored, celebrated and embraced so we can bring greater peace, compassion, magic, intuition, sacred rhythms and connection into this world.

It is our sacred duty to shift competition, comparison, jealousy and judgment into connection, support and trust through personal accountability and self-love.

~ The Global Sisterhood Movement

 

The feminine is rising – transforming judgment and division into sacred sisterhood so we can birth a new world!   As you know, I’m devoted to this healing and transformation– because as we heal and transform ourselves, we heal and transform the world.

That’s why I immediately said “YES!” when I was asked to participate in the Global Sisterhood video.

I’m so happy to share this powerful sisterhood and these priceless resources with you.  The organizers have made it so easy (and free) for all women to participate – and to form their own sister circles.

Here’s how:

*  You can sign the pledge

*  You can join our global synchronized meditation live in Austin, Texas or through live stream on your computer on March 8th.

*  You can become a Global Sisterhood Facilitator and facilitate your own Sister Circles using all the wonderful materials provided for free athttp://www.women.unify.org (they will provide you with a detailed facilitator’s guidebook and much more!!)

We are ALL worthy of love.

3 things that help when it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning

I know both sides of mornings.

Most of my life, I’ve awakened early, easily and enthusiastically.  Excited to greet the day.  (a fact that annoyed the heck out of some family members and college roommates)

But during dark times I’ve struggled to even get out of bed.

I’m not having a personal dark time, but I’m feeling the intensity of fear and frustration all around me – so much so, that one morning this week I found it hard to get of bed.
What do you do when you’re struggling to get out of bed?

Since chances are good you may have felt this way, or may feel this way at some point in your life, I thought I’d share what worked for me this week:

  1. GIVE THANKS
    While still in bed, begin listing all the things that are going right in that very moment. For example, while you were sleeping your heart kept beating and you kept breathing without any conscious effort on your part. There’s a roof over your head. You have food in your kitchen – and if you don’t, it’s easy to get some. You have clean running water and a flushing toilet. At the flick of a finger you can light up the room. (you get the idea..)
  2. LOOK FOR THE LIGHT
    As soon as possible, light a candle and sing or say some prayers. My favorite prayer is the Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic. I also chant mantras in Sanskrit to change my vibration. I hope you have a favorite prayer or mantra. If you don’t, I highly recommend that you explore until you find one (or several) that opens your heart and connects you to God/Goddess/Source/The Creator


3. BE THE LIGHT
Set an intention to be of service. Sometimes we’ve become so focused on what’s going wrong in our lives or in the world around us that we’ve forgotten that we can be of service. As soon as we remember that we are here for a purpose, we can see a Light in the darkness. It may be as simple as calling a friend in need or sweeping your neighbors front walkway. I love the way the Course in Miracles has us ask:

What would You have me do?
Where would You have me go?
What would You have me say, and to whom?

May you find light and be light wherever you go,
Deb

It’s time to get my mojo back. How about you?

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven
Ecclesiastes 3:1

Just like nature, our lives go in cycles.    Since last June, I’ve been in a cycle where I took a sabbatical from all but the most essential aspects of my business in order to focus on my son’s last summer at home, his participation in Olympic Swim Trials and his move to college.  Once he was settled in college, I spent the next few months reorienting myself to my SELF as  a single woman.

Now it’s time for me to get my mojo back – and it feels super exciting!

I realize I’m not the only woman who is feeling this way.  All around me I am aware of women who are waking up and ready to step more fully into their power

I made a short video for you with the energy practice we did in my PranaShakti class today so you can join us in calling your energy back.

 

And here’s the playlist we used to dance into our mojo.  I hope you enjoy dancing to it as you begin 2017.

mojo-playlist

 

Here’s to your mojo,
Deb

First thing in the morning: Do THIS not THAT.

If the only prayer you ever say
in your entire life is
“Thank You,”
it will be enough.

~ Meister Eckhart

 

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I recently moved and lost my landline, so instead of having a telephone and an alarm clock on my nightstand, I now have a cell phone there.  (on airplane mode to lower EMF exposure)

WHOA……I had NO IDEA that using my cell phone as an alarm clock could have such a deleterious effect on my morning routine!   It’s so tempting to look at Social Media, emails, texts and (God forbid) the ‘news’ before even getting out of bed.

Has this ever happened to you? If so, this is NOT OKAY.  

It’s bad for your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health to start your day by checking in with the outside world before checking in with your inside world.

Even though I’ve had a dedicated morning practice for years, I was easily seduced into reading emails, texts and social media posts while still snuggled under the covers when I began using my cell phone to wake me up.  It didn’t take long to notice the negative effects:  I was more anxious than usual.  My mind was scattered.    I skipped my morning practice, so my body was tight and I felt disconnected from Source.  I needed caffeine to get going.  And, worst of all, I felt aimless.

DON’T START YOUR DAY LIKE THAT!

DO THIS INSTEAD:

  1. If you use your cell phone as an alarm clock, switch it to airplane mode to lower EMF exposure.  If you MUST leave your phone on, make sure it’s at least 6 feet away from your bed.
  2. When you wake up, take a few minutes while still in bed to breathe and listen to this gratitude meditation I recorded for you while I was leading a Bliss Retreat in Mexico last week.  Gratitude has been shown to enhance every area of life by scientists, philosophers and mystics alike….and it’s a MUCH more beautiful way to start your day. <Tweet It>


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Click here to download the gratitude meditation I recorded for you while sitting on the beach in the early morning hours as last week’s full moon was setting.

May your days be filled with gratitude.

Two Secrets to Surviving Chaos

I’m going to cut to the chase.

In my community and in my family, there’s been a lot of chaos in the last few weeks.

So I thought I’d share the two most powerful tools I have for surviving times like this.

Surrender
Surrender gets a bad rap because people think it means ‘giving up.’ But the kind of surrender I’m talking about means letting go of the way you think things ‘should’ be going, releasing all your frustration and fear, and aligning yourself with Divine Will.

I learned the following petition from Robert Fritchie (who teaches a course on how to heal with Divine Love at http://www.WorldServiceInstitute.org) and I use it often:

“With my soul, I accept Divine Love and surrender my will to the Creator’s Will.  I acknowledge (state the problem here) and ask that the source of this (problem) be released and corrected with Divine Love according to the Creator’s Will.”

Dance

Dancing helps move all the fear, frustration, anxiety, worry, confusion and anger out of my body  – which makes true surrender possible.

Here’s the playlist I used today.  My best advice is to put this music on, let it move you, and then at the end…when you’re all danced out…. lie on the floor and surrender.

 

Playlist

Blessings of peace and comfort,
Deb

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