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Tap into Your Inner Stillness to Achieve Happiness

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Tap into Your Inner Stillness to Achieve Happiness

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This show will explore tapping into our inner stillness to find a connection with our mind and body, community and nature. By doing so we can achieve a life of peace, love and bliss! I am excited to welcome yogi, surfer and Blissologist, Eoin Finn, to the broadcast! Join us as we discuss the concept behind blissology and how we can cultivate a relationship with our inner stillness to guide us in our relationships and connectedness. There will be a call-in Q&A session where you can ask Eoin or me any questions by calling, 1-888-346-9141, 4/5/15 @ 12pm PT

Is Humanity Worth Saving? Are We a Blessing or a Curse?

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Is Humanity Worth Saving? Are We a Blessing or a Curse?

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On today’s InsideOut Forum Discussion Call we explored this provocative issue about whether humanity is worth saving. What do you believe? Are you of the mind that we should “Save the planet! Kill yourself!” or do you believe that God made us as a blessing and we deserve another chance? Let us know on our blog at http://bethgreen.org/insideout-forum-discussion-call-humanity-worth-saving-blessing-curse/

 

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The Climate Opportunity: Helping the Planet While Improving Our Lives

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The Climate Opportunity: Helping the Planet While Improving Our Lives

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From drought to floods, climate change has come home. But the solutions are coming home, too. In this video, Beth Green, host of InsideOut radio, gives you a sneak preview of her two-hour climate change special which airs for the first time November 11, 2014, 2-4 pm Pacific time on VoiceAmerica.com. After that, you can listen to the podcast any time. In this video, Beth share her enthusiasm about her co-host and panel of experts, each of whom has a unique voice in helping us understand climate change and the incredible opportunity it presents to us to actually improve our lives while helping our planet. To listen to this show, go to VoiceAmerica.com and look for InsideOut with host Beth Green.

 

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Equinoxes, Eclipses and Portals For Change

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Equinoxes, Eclipses and Portals For Change

Equinoxes, Eclipses, and Portals for Change ©2014 Joan M. Newcomb

We’ve just come through the Equinox, which is a shift in seasons and a new cycle for Nature. And this month we’ve got two eclipses which bring sudden endings and sudden beginnings. They all happen every six months and launch us to a new level of growth, which lasts six months, two years, or more.

This occurs whether we’re aware of it or not, but if we’re operating from Consciousness we can take full advantage of them to accelerate our growth.

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Nature’s cycle begins with the Equinox after harvest time. It’s Nature’s New Year. You can align your cycle with Nature and call in a new phase of growth. Be amused to see what unfolds when you do! For the first three months there is ‘soil prep’. View your life as a garden, this is when you are tilling, removing rocks, and adding fertilizer.

Winter Solstice is when things seem to go dormant, but in actuality there’s a lot of activity happening on an unseen level. It may seem that you are daydreaming, but really there are seeds that are overwintering, waiting for the perfect time to sprout.

I find that my life speeds up after the Spring equinox. This is when the unseen architects bring their plans to nature, it’s when you can actually order seeds and start planting. In your life you can begin to move forward, giving roots to your dreams.

It culminates in the Summer, harvest time, you see the fruits of whatever you called in back last Fall.

Eclipses have similar cycles, they’re every six months, coinciding with the Full Moon and New Moon, and about every two years they shift to a different pair of signs. Full moon Eclipses bring sudden endings, it feels like the scaffolding of my life gives way and things collapse, to reveal how strong (or weak) my foundation actually is.

New Moon Eclipses bring beginnings. Opportunities will present themselves, and doors will open. It can seem traumatic. I find that things will suddenly occur, the last straw to ‘break the camel’s back’ and force me in a new direction.

Manifestation sometimes seems to take two years. “Stuck” or static energy held within for two years will show up with physical symptoms. Fantasies will show up in real life two years after they were first dreamt. It seems like one year is rebuilding, the next is deconstruction.

Everything is a creation of Consciousness, and it actually emanated from within. However, you can consciously work with these forces to set your intentions and bring things into form.

You can think of astrology like energy weather. If you want to build a house, you’d probably aim to do so during the dry season in your geographic area. If you’re sailing around the world, you’d choose to go with the wind and ocean currents (and avoid hurricane season)!

Realize that if something sudden or shocking ends or begins, you called it in from your highest Consciousness. Find a way to be in agreement with it, or in the least amount of resistance to it happening. See that behind everything is an opportunity to grow, expand, emotionally deepen, and gain greater awareness. Keep this in mind for the rest of the month and see what happens!

Listen to our show, Conscious Conversations with Joan and Janet, for more in-depth discussion on this topic!

Suffering From Burnout? Love Is The Cure! by Deborah Jane Wells (Part 3 of 3)

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Suffering From Burnout? Love Is The Cure! by Deborah Jane Wells (Part 3 of 3)

deborah wellsPicking up where we left off at the end of part 2 of this article, becoming conscious and claiming your personal power to neutralize the judge will yield immeasurable benefits. You will literally be able to redefine your world, because there is no absolute reality, only the story you tell yourself about what is happening and what it means. Every being, encounter, and experience that comes my way is filtered through a conglomeration of lenses that results in my unique perceptions.

These lenses cause me to see my world in a certain way. They are influenced by my unique and complex mix of myriad factors: the family, cultural, and societal norms I was taught; my physical and mental abilities; my personality and natural talents; my birth order; the patterns I deduced from all my past experiences; and the assumptions I’ve presumed concerning what’s likely and possible in the future. For example, the game of golf can be perceived as any or all of the following, depending on your lenses:

  • a delightful afternoon immersed in nature
  • an exhilarating and rewarding competitive event
  • a fun way to exercise with friends
  • an endless day of humiliation and torture

Let’s look at my own experience with golf to access this insight more deeply. When we lived on the East Coast, my husband and I owned a vacation home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. When my son, Matt, was eleven years old, we enrolled him in kids’ camp to help him enjoy his time there even more by spending it being active outdoors with his peers. One weekend in August, he signed up for a daylong sports camp that provided tennis instruction in the morning and golf in the afternoon. He returned home at the end of the day utterly smitten with golf.

We were so thrilled by Matt’s enthusiasm that we enrolled in a family golf clinic so the three of us could learn and play together. We were all beginners, out there to have fun and enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We passed many a delightful afternoon playing nine holes. With a tee time late in the day and no one behind us on the course, we could take our time, observing the privilege of unlimited mulligans (do-overs) and stopping to harvest lost golf balls in the woods. Advancing the little white ball down the fairway to the little white cup was always secondary to having a good time.

Until I switched to a consulting firm where golf was not a hobby but a responsibility. One of the benefits—nay, expectations—of being a partner in this firm was that I would play golf with my colleagues and clients. In fact, I would be expected to woo prospective clients on the golf course. To do that, I was expected to be a moderately good golfer, not an embarrassment to my firm and myself.

Gone were the leisurely afternoons on my beloved Blue Ridge golf course. Now my games with family became practice for the performance my partners expected me to deliver. While swearing was not the norm for me, now when I missed the first two shots off the tee, I swore. Now when I hit a shot into a sand trap, I threw my club down the fairway while swearing. When this happened, I’d explain to my companions that my father had been in the merchant marines. They’d say, “Did he swear a lot?” “No,” I’d reply, “evidently it skipped a generation.”

Because children don’t do what we say but rather do what they see us do, it’s unsurprising that, in short order, my eleven-year-old was also throwing his clubs and swearing like a sailor. That’s when I finally got a grip. Matt and I agreed that when either of us behaved badly on the course, we had to take a time-out together in the golf cart until both of us had returned to civility. As a result, Matt and I went through a period where we spent more time in the golf cart than on the course. This may have been just as well, because we were living proof that anger is not necessarily a performance enhancer.

One day, weary of swearing, throwing clubs, and spending time in the cart, the two of us sat there, arms crossed, scowling. After a few minutes of reflection, I said, “Babe, this has got to stop. Neither of us is having any fun anymore. I think I’ve figured out my problem. I’m imagining the potentially angry, ridiculing voices of my partners in my head, and I can’t relax and have fun when I’ve put them in there to beat me up. What’s going on in your head?” He looked at me with all the disgust of a kid who believes his parent has gone ’round the bend and said, “I have no idea. I don’t even know your new partners!”

However unconscious the process may feel at the time, you are always manifesting the world you choose to see. You create your reality in each moment by choosing what you will think, believe, feel, and do based on what your lenses allow. You can choose to look through the lens of fear and remain weighed down and self-imprisoned, or you can choose the lens of love and embrace a life of freedom and flow. No outside event or situation, no other person can dictate my attitude. Newsflash: in your life, you are the great decider.

The only person controlling your life is you. Turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities by harnessing the transformative power of love to step into your greatness. Choose your energy and change your life!

© Copyright 2013 DJW Life Coach LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

What’s love got to do with minimizing stress and getting unstuck? Everything, according to empowerment coach and inspirational speaker Deborah Jane Wells, author of Choose Your Energy: Change Your Life! During her 30 years as an organization transformation consultant, Deborah served as a senior partner in four of the world’s largest, most prestigious global professional services firms. In 2005, she took a five-year sabbatical to find healing and peace because non-stop work had taken its toll. Her recovery from burnout, including a sustained 80-pound weight loss and freedom from 10 years of debilitating depression, led to finding her purpose guiding others on their journeys. Through healing and self-exploration, she discovered that loving yourself unconditionally is the key to transforming your personal life, your work, and the world. Deborah’s books, blog, radio show, and signature coaching programs help individuals and organizations harness that same transformative power of love to turn unexplored possibilities into fulfilling realities and step into their greatness. Learn more at Deborah Jane Wells.

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