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Believe In Your Courage; Trust Your Self Confidence

I Think I Could, I Think I Could, I Think I Could…..I Have The Self Confidence To Know I Can!!

self confidenceSelf confidence does not depend on others approval. In life, you learn that the people who surround you do not always support you. The only person you can truly depend on is yourself. When you learn to love yourself, you learn to trust your choices and thoughts no matter what others might think or say and your self confidence soars.

Loving yourself enforces the policy to surround you with people who have the same beliefs, and the more you believe “I can” do anything, the more self confidence you attract into your life.

This thought reminded me of the childhood story I had read repeatedly and ten read to my children when they were young – “The Little Engine That Could” by Mary C. Jacobs. The story of a switch engine that didn’t have enough confidence to believe that he could pull his train cars up and over the hill to its final destination.

This little engine asked many engines he passed who were larger and stronger if they would help him but each had their own life to live and no time to help the little engine in his quest.

It was until this little engine asked another switch engine – not much bigger than him – if he could help him that he found the support he needed – “I’ll be glad to help you if I can.” The little engine was so happy to have found a friend and supporter.

Immediately the little engine’s new friend started helping to pull the train cars up the hill, all the while chugging, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can……” When the job was successfully completed, the little engine had all his cars over the huge hill and was now able to carry on to his destination on his own. He was so grateful for the teamwork of his new friend. The little engine now new he had it in him to complete his job. He also learned that he had to change his mindset to a very positive one like his new friend had.

As the “little engine that could” found out, you can do whatever you need to do if only you put a positive intention and affirmation to the task. A positive mindset will get you farther than a negative one. Not everyone you come across will help you, but they are part of your journey and as the little engine discovered the bigger, stronger engines refusal to help him led him to meeting his new friend and in turn he learned what can be accomplished by having a positive mindset. This would not have happened if the bigger, stronger engines had just done the job for him.

Today, I want you to write this self confidence intention, “I can do it, I can do it, I can do it!” Then Feel it! Believe it! Achieve it!

 

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Empowerment Is The Lemonade Made From Lemons

What Is Your Empowerment Recipe For Lemonade?

 

“If life gives you lemons, make lemonade” – Proverb

 

empowermentThe road to empowerment is full of lemons. a cool tall glass of lemonade quenches our thirst and restores our endurance during the warm summer months. As we leave the lemons yesterday behind, we need to make the perfect recipe of lemonade to enter a new day with enthusiasm and strength. The lemonade combines the lessons we have learned and the accomplishments we have celebrated. Every lemon we received in our empowerment journey was handed to us for a reason. We need to let go of the past and open our minds and let those lessons in.

The above Proverb was made famous by Dale Carnegie, when he summed up life using it in his own quote. He meant for everyone to make the best of a bad situation. So when challenges come your way how do you turn them into positives that you can learn from and then move on? Energize yourself and reflect upon what your special recipe is for your lemonade. Follow my recipe and work toward your empowerment and build your self confidence.

Here is my empowerment recipe for lemonade:

Squeeze 4 plump juicy lemons into a pitcher. Pour in sugar water to taste and ice cubes. Stir, then add the following:

½ Cup Grace – embrace your challenges with grace.

Then ¼ Cup of Release – release the negatives of your challenges and retrain your focus on the positives that theses challenges masquerade.

Next ½ Cup of Believe – believe that this situation in your journey is meant to happen. You have no other choice but to hurdle your challenges. Believe that what you encounter is meant to be and in the end you will learn so much to help you grow.

Add 1/3 Cup Understanding – understand that it is OK to be nervous scared or timid in accepting any challenge as it is. But understand that by just embracing it as something that is happening for reason, and knowing that it makes you the person you are today, makes it easier for you to hurdle any challenge.

Stir into the mixture ½ Cup Decision – decide to make choices. You need to continue forward in your life’s path. Decide to be positive, grateful, forgiving and embrace every challenge wholeheartedly.

Beat in dashes of Forgiveness – forgive yourself and others who have wronged you. Put your guilt away and remember that you have learned all you can from these wrongs so put it to rest and move your mindset to a positive note.

1 Cup of Acceptance – Accept everything in your path. Accept that you are the most perfect, authentic, lovable you that you were born to be. Accept others’ baggage and opinions as theirs to take care of – not you! Accept everything you do is yours by choice.

Finally pour into glasses and sprinkle on top of each your Intention – intend to always move forward, be generous, kind, loving and respectful of yourself first and foremost and then towards others that are around you. Intend to be happy, be kind to yourself, work hard, move forward, forgive, be grateful and not wear others opinions. Intend to journal, meditate, visualize and grow each day. Intend to strengthen your Inner Being and strive o be exactly who you are born to be!!

“It never ceases to amaze me that life, without any warning can see just how much you were actually paying attention, and throw something at you that is totally out of left field, taking your breath away while threatening to overtake you!” – Elizabeth for XquisitLife


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Bringing The Child In You To The Surface To Love Yourself

Love Yourself Enough To Strengthen Your Power of Positive Thought

 

The children desire freedom! And every particle of their being from their Source says, “You are free. You are so free, that every thought you offer, the entire Universe jumps to respond to it.” And so, to take that kind of knowledge and try to confine it in any way, defies the Laws of the Universe. You must allow your children to be free, because the entire Universe is set up to accommodate that. And anything you do to the contrary will only bring you regret. You cannot contain those that cannot be contained. It defies Law.

— Abraham

 

Watch children play at a playground. See how they do everything effortlessly and without much fear. Children are the ultimate positive thinkers. They know what they want and they have no fear on getting exactly what they want. They haven’t learned that life throws up challenges and that there are rules and boundaries to be obeyed. They truly allow their “inner being” lead the way without even knowing it.

Life to a child is just one big adventure. They have no fears of things. They are willing are to try anything. You always see them optimistic and happy and if they aren’t it is because they don’t know why they cannot have things just they way they are meant to have it. They positively believe that everything at their reach is theirs for the taking and why not? Their “inner child” has not developed yet. So they just put themselves out there to learn and experience everything they can out of their life. Love yourself enough to let the child out to play.

The amazement that children have for life is how they learn, develop their identity and live in a positive manner. This positive manner is reinforced by the fact that they do not instantly jump to the negative in any of their given situations. They don’t know about bad only good because their parents or guardians protect them from all the bad they can. Children have a faith that we have forgotten to practice once we become adults. We dwell on the negative instead of embracing the positive. Love yourself and refocus your vibrational energy on positive things.

Have you ever had a child suddenly stop, bend down to pick a flower beside them and then excited stuff it up into your face for you to smell? Children stop “to smell the roses” – we as adults tend to just walk by.

Love yourself enough to practice the faith a child has. Slow down. Take the “to-do’s” out of your day and enjoy your journey. Enjoy the little things like a child would and you will see that the positives in your life will naturally over take your negatives.

Explore being a child for 24 hours and see how you feel and what you experience. Try the following:

Love Yourself and Ignore all rules! – Children ignore rules all the time. Although it can get them into trouble or even danger, they usually end up having so much fun because they were doing something they were not supposed to do. Defying authority can be an adrenaline rush so break a few rules and let yourself act like a kid again.

Love yourself and Do Not walk away from a challenge – watch a child face a challenge. They gather momentum at the prospect of putting the puzzle piece in the correct shaped hole. It is as if they know they will get it and so why not have fun while trying. Try to accept all your challenges in your life as a child embraces them. Feel the excitement of learning from your challenge instead of taking away only the negative. And never walk away; meet it face on and embrace and enjoy the moment.

Love yourself and Explore, Explore, Explore – all new things! – Through fear of the unknown away and walk up to it and shake its hand. Children are always exploring and this is how they learn. So explore like you never have before. Throw caution to the wind.

Love yourself and “Pretend” – Make believe you are where you have always wished to travel. Imagine you are the person you have always wanted to be – YOU. Pretending is the way children play and use their imagination. So get away from your normal life and play make believe. It is healthy for the soul and the mind. The most important thing is to have fun! – it will definitely put a smile on your face.

Love Yourself and be Happy in a messy and unrestricted way – Children love to make a mess. This is the way they have fun exploring and learning how things go in their little worlds. So if you make a mess don’t get mad at yourself play in it learn from it and most of all enjoy it!

Bring the child out in you. Watch children play. See and enjoy the carefree way they just interact with each other of find ways to entertain themselves. The difference between children and adults is that we have responsibilities – but don’t let responsibilities keep you from practicing your child like abilities, responsibilities are just excuses your inner child wants you to dwell on so you have the excuse to not be positive in your thinking. Excuses kill positive thinking. Acknowledge your responsibilities but in no way let them keep you from having fun!

 

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To Be Enlightened is To Be “In Light” With Self-Love

 When you are enlightened you have discovered and become immersed in self-love – you are “In Light”.

 

You have come out of the darkness and discovered your brilliance in the light of love. Your life is all about self-love. Love is the heart of everything that is important to you. Love is the highest vibrational place you can be in the universe. This self-love that penetrates you is unconditional and the love you radiate back is also unconditional – there in lies your brilliance.

 

The word “enlighten” is defined as to give intellectual or spiritual light to.In the wonderful book, “A Return To Love”, Marianne Williamson describes her powerful journey through finding her purpose in life with the commitment of studying “A Course In Miracles” (written by Dr. Helen Schucman.)  Marianne does a wonderful job of explaining and outlining the importance of understanding that all there is in life is love – nothing else is a reality.

 

Practicing Heart Space Meditation is a wonderful way to increase your brilliance. Spend 5 minutes a day connecting with your heart space, filling it with the golden light of unconditional self-love. As you imagine filling your heart space with the ever-flowing golden light, feel it spilling out over and into the space that surrounds you. Direct this love towards those you love and adore. Then take it one step further and send this bountiful energy to those that have wronged you. Don’t worry, you have more than enough self-love to spread around. This world can use all the love that is available.

 

Worries, guilt and fear have no place in your vibrational plain. You can greet these little monsters at the door; invite them to share their lessons and then move on to the next room. By setting your intention to live your life in self-love, the strength of that energy pushes those demons to the back of your psyche enabling you to get on with living the perfectly authentic life you were meant to be living.

 

So set yourself free to live your life enlightened with self-love and your focus firmly in the direction of love for others around you.

 

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Understanding the Self Confidence Of The Authentic Woman

Authenticity Promotes Self Confidence.

Who Are We?

As women, we have to understand who we really are and develop our self confidence as we are meant to be in order to live fulfilling lives. Every day as we grow, we discover new things about us. We are remarkable individuals with so much to share in the great universe of ours. It is imperative that we embrace, celebrate and develop all our areas of our lives so that we can reap the riches of our hard work.

As we travel along this journey to self confidence, we endeavor to find our spirituality. We are spiritual beings, first and foremost, and we cannot deny this. We must create a balance with our spiritual and materialistic sides. This is key to our self confidence and without its understanding, we would never be able to follow the course of our journey as called upon by the universe. Without our belief in our spirituality, we would never be able to embrace our challenges. Once embraced, we can then turn our energies around and learn all we can from these challenges.  Questioning our existence helps in our continual growth. We are born and we exist – proof of our spirituality.

When we learn to embrace our emotions, we can make the choices we make with clarity and in sight. We are emotional beings with a collection of attitudes that were formed by our surroundings and the social environment we grew up within. Our Inner Child tries to have a stronger voice than the voice of the Inner Being but we must learn to control our Inner child and focus our attention on the voice we were born with – Inner Being. Our inner being shapes our self confidence, our inner child tries to destroy it, she has self confidence issues herself. We have a great deal of choice when it comes to letting our emotions rule our actions. With time we learn how to utilize our positive over our negative emotions.

Women love to be with others and interact in various levels of being. We are naturally social beings. We need human interaction so we can learn, communicate and develop personally with each other.  We find out so much about ourselves by doing this. But with that being said, we must strengthen our self confidence so as to let the opinions and criticisms of our interactions with others bounce off our backs. We cannot wear others baggage but leave it all at the curb. On our journey to self-love, we discover the tools on how to learn to interact with others while maintaining the perfectly authentic person we were born to be.

With our love of interacting with others, proves one thing – we exist therefore we are physiological beings. In order for us to develop into the strong women we are meant to be, we must look after our physiological side as well as our spiritual side. Embracing our bodies as they are and learning to live a healthy lifestyle, helps us to grow into our strong self-esteem. “We are what we eat” is a measure of truth. But how we feel about what we put in our bodies is just as important. If we train ourselves to believe that everything we do for ourselves is for the betterment, and confidently think about the food we ingest as positive – we will always feel so much better about ourselves. If we are to love ourselves, we must be kind to our bodies as well as our minds and souls.

Our interaction with others does not end with learning and communication. We need to interact for another survival reason – economics. We have evolved into economically orientated beings. Our survival and growth depends in part with being able to trade items that create an economy. Once an economy is established our survival soars and together as a human race we improve our status in this world. As women, the more we contribute to our economy, the stronger our self confidence gets and that in turn improves our self-esteem and that strengthens our physical existence in this world.

There are many more elements that make up our existence. But understanding these basic key elements helps you to understand yourself.  We are known to be complicated creatures, but as you develop each of these elements that make up your being, you will find all you need to fulfilling your soul of self confidence. It’s that easy!

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Empowerment Question – How Full is Your Dash?

Empowerment is built on accomplishments. All accomplishments are documented in the dash (-) found between your birth date and death date.

 

empowermentHave you considered what the line means between the birth and death date? Today I watched an absolutely beautiful short empowerment video about a very small punctuation mark and its significance in our lives. The Dash by Linda Ellis and Mac Anderson is motivational, inspirational, thought provoking and a great “a-ha” to get your creative juices going.

Have you ever thought about your life as a dash (-) that exists between your birth date and the date you leave your physical experience on this earth?  The hyphen that is found between these two important dates in your journey contains so much more information than can be said in one eulogy. The dash is one size and one size fits all but what you have contained in that single small line is determined by you and you alone.

In that small space of ink is your empowerment; all your dreams, your gratitude, your forgiveness, your successes, your dreams, your goals, your passion, your fulfillment, your joy, your peace, and your balance. It links you to the friends you have made, the children you have nurtured, and the people you have touched. It holds the mark you leave behind in this world. I reflects not only the level of empowerment you have attained but also the level of empowerment you have instilled within others.

We don’t realize how punctuation can affect our lives until it is pointed out to us. It has been said that the period should be used sparingly, when writing our intentions and self-affirmations, as it tends to signify to the universe the finality of that thought – when thoughts are never final but always evolving. The dash or hyphen is not just a pause in written communication or a bridge between thoughts. It can signify all that we are in our physical and spiritual presence.

If you put your life’s journey into this perspective you will see that there is no room for regrets, fears, opinions of others, negative energy, and guilt because you want to stack that little line with only the best your life has to offer. There is absolutely no room for spiritual garbage.

So think about this tiny piece of punctuation and reflect on your life so far. Have you filled your dash with everything you have wanted to store there so far? What more can you accomplish or wish to strive for? Set an intention give some thought to your dreams and goals and see how you can branch out further from your comfort zone and grow and evolve into the perfect person you were born to be. Your empowerment is yours to determine.

“They say such nice things about people

at their funerals that it makes me sad

to realize that I’m going to miss

mine by just a few days.”

~ Garrison Keillor

PS – watch this empowerment video, The Dash, and see what I mean!!

 

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Personal Growth Is A Journey Of Self-Love-Not A Destination

Personal Growth IS About The Journey NOT The Destination, A Journey Of Self-Love – This Project Continues in October 2012

 

The Journey From Conflict to Collaboration –  The Old City – Jerusalem, Israel – July 5th 2012

 

As I searched for my purpose during my personal growth journey, I stumbled upon and now belong to a women’s global organization called braveheartwomen.com. This organization’s vision is to have western women hold the space of peace for women in regions of conflict. This is in keeping with the 2009 proclamation of the Dalai Lama  ~ “The world will be saved by the Western woman.” In the middle of last month – June 2012_ I received a call from braveheart’s founder, Dr. Ellie Drake, asking me if I would answer the call to hop on a plane and go to Jerusalem to hold the space of peace for Palestinian and Israeli women, representing the western women of North America in her organization. I accepted, went and experienced the most amazing personal growth transformation in every women involved especially within myself. We are an incredible species.

 

I will share over the next days to come my personal growth  journey in Israel leading up to July 5th 2012.  I hope you can feel the transformation as I witnessed it. I now will lead 33 western women back to Jerusalem in October of this year.

 

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PART EIGHT – Please enjoy…

 

personal growthThe women slowly trickled out the door taking home with them the images and memories of this mystical day. I sat down for a moment and tried to absorb everything – Impossible, my soul as full. I noticed “She” energy taking a nap under the coffee table. I let her rest. “She” had worked hard and achieved so much. So much more than I thought possible. Do you remember when you gave birth and looked into the face of your new bundle of joy? Do you remember the immense joy and deep burning love? Do you remember how you wanted to burst at the seams with happiness? Do you remember the sense that you would protect and give this precious soul everything you could in life? That is the feeling I am talking about.

I cleaned up the venue of the littered cups and napkins all the while revolving thoughts and emotions through my storage unit in my brain. The photographer was busy creating his masterpiece and I noticed him shaking his head. When we inquired about is body language he couldn’t answer at first. His crew had the same look in their eyes. Haviier said what he witnessed in person and caught on film that day would forever change his mind at how he looked at his beautiful wife and forever alter his life in this region, as he currently knew it. He had tears -they matched our own. A crew member said she didn’t really want to come today to photograph this event as she was working on very little sleep from working on a wedding the day before. She had the most beautiful penetrating green eyes. She turned to me and stared into mine. She told me that she would not have missed this vent for the world. She told us she photographed the eyes of the women as they started the day and kept tapping in with her film throughout the day. She couldn’t believe the transformation – eyes turning from cold, lifeless stares to warm loving sparkles of personality.  She believed they captured the souls on film and that we would be able to see them once back in North America. They all thanked us for allowing them to share this event and offered to lead us out from Beit Jala back into Jerusalem.

I didn’t have a chance to see the film of the day but Mirna did and it played on her face as the tears ran down. She cried and cried, with the emotion of it all. The accomplishment of it all and proof that women from all walks of life with all forms of communication CAN come together as non biological sisters and rise above the mind to connect through the soul. Crying turned o laughter and boy di we laugh. As Ellie shows us laughter is truly a most magical medicine.

When we walked back into the venue to collect our belongings, the chairs had been returned to a circle formation. “She” was sitting in one of the chairs smiling. I knew at that moment this was the sign to indicate that Beit Jala is summoning us –all 33 of us home in October. There are places for all of us and “She” is waiting to orchestrate her magic and mysticism again.

7 hours after we arrived in Beit Jala, we made our trek back into Jerusalem with the sun setting slowly along the west hills. The light was perfect for taking pictures and we decided to celebrate our weary bodies by visiting the Old City and offering prayers of thanks at the Western Wall.

We drove into the Old city and were transferred immediately back more than 4000 years to biblical times. The energy was even more intense that the degree we create with “She” today in West Bank. We find parking and meander our way over to the entrance of the West Wall. We enter the women’s entrance and watch the setting sun vibrate off the beautiful Jerusalem rock. A wedding is being performed beside us and the music is so uplifting. We boogie again! Once in near the Western Wall we take paper and a pen and we meditate our prayers onto the paper. Then we trek to the wall finding a space to touch the wall and place our message in one of the thousands of cracks along harboring thousands of other messages of hope.

I moved to the very right of the women’s portion of the praying wall. I found my spot and touché the wall to begin my immense gratitude to my Source for all I received and witnessed that day. Not long after I connected with the wall when the energy ran up my arm and into my heart cavity. The jolt was so strong that I literally thought I was going to have a heart attack right there before God. I quickly removed my hand and the tension eased so I replace my hand on the same spot. The jolt was just as intense so I said my prayers quickly and released my hand once again. Remembering my heart chakra had been opened wide during Hana’s healing ceremony, I knew that I was full – past the full mark with spiritual energy. I am sure I was a new glow-in-the-dark figurine from Hasbro.  I left the Wall by respecting tradition and backing away from the Wall until I was far enough away to not insult the faith by walking forward.

We discovered that this day was a very important day in the Jewish faith. The highest level of Rabbi was visiting the Old City, there was a very special significance to the Star of David AND the full moon. The full moon rose over the Old City in Jerusalem as we all stood along a wall and watched the magical continue to grow that evening. We were tired but fulfilled souls. We were one with each other and with all our new sisters. “She” was siting on the moon gleaming, waving to me, and knowing her part in all this. “She” is ready for the next journey. “She” is with us all so embrace her. I did without knowing all I know now so can you.

 

I hope you have enjoyed my trip down memory lane. I hope this empowers you to answer the call and realize your part in it all. This was an adventure of a lifetime  – “She” is waiting…

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Forgiveness And Gratitude – Small Steps In Personal Growth

Personal Growth Shines With Blessings Of Love, Forgiveness and Gratitude

 

The Journey From Conflict to Collaboration –  The Blessing Of The Rose Quartz in Beit Jala, Israel – July 5th 2012

 

As I searched for my purpose during my personal growth journey, I stumbled upon and now belong to a women’s global organization called braveheartwomen.com. This organization’s vision is to have western women hold the space of peace for women in regions of conflict. This is in keeping with the 2009 proclamation of the Dalai Lama  ~ “The world will be saved by the Western woman.” In the middle of last month – June 2012_ I received a call from braveheart’s founder, Dr. Ellie Drake, asking me if I would answer the call to hop on a plane and go to Jerusalem to hold the space of peace for Palestinian and Israeli women, representing the western women of North America in her organization. I accepted, went and experienced the most amazing personal growth transformation in every women involved especially within myself. We are an incredible species.

 

I will share over the next days to come my personal growth  journey in Israel leading up to July 5th 2012.  I hope you can feel the transformation as I witnessed it. I now will lead 33 western women back to Jerusalem in October of this year.

 

For more information please check out http://www.braveheartwomen.com

 

PART SEVEN – Please enjoy…

 

personal growthBefore the day ended, Mirna in all her magnificence led us in one last ceremony to conclude the project on a positive lasting note.

As I told you earlier we received rose quartz in a pouch. Mirna now asked us to retrieve our stones and hold them in our hands. She then asked each of us to bless our stone with the emotion or short thoughts we had about what we experienced that day.

One by one each sister blessed her stone. Some with just simple but powerful words like Trust, Empowerment, Love, Hope, Peace…

Then a Palestinian woman said the word Justice. Tension knocked on the door but “She” quickly shooed him away. After explaining why the Palestinians needed Justice by beautiful friend, Batgal – an Israeli – spoke about how important that was for everyone. She went on to bless her stone with the word clarity. She explained how important it is for all sides to have clarity. Clarity will bring a kinder justice and a greater understanding of the situation Batgal had tapped into “She” energy. “She” was sitting on her shoulder and whispering her encouragement.

Clarity became an important word to me that day. It resonated deeply with my convictions. “She” = clarity. With clarity we are free to BE, To Create, To Collaborate – To Blossom. I now find myself stopping to gather clarity on a situation before I react or take action. Clarity screams at me. Clarity talks through a quote of Ellie,

 

“Women Collaborating”…It’s not about conflict or peace…It’s about women coming together to ‘Rise Above The Mind And Connect Through The Soul’…

It’s simply a celebration of sisterhood between women who are not biological sisters…

During the event we dance, cry, and laugh. That’s All!”

 

 

As the mic was passed around many women shook their heads in refusal to say any last words, but Mirna handled this so professionally. With the superb leadership and coaching qualities she possesses, Mirna asked everyone present to take their turn and speak before we ended this magical day. She said she didn’t want any woman here to leave this sacred room without saying her peace. She didn’t want any woman to leave here wishing she had spoken up. 5 hands shot into the air – 3 Palestinians and 2 Israel. They spoke from the soul. We were so glad they shared their hopes and dreams and blessed their stones. Their voices were important – the messages sacred.

As we concluded the project, Dalit asked we pray for a fellow Palestinian sister, Iptisam (I do not have a confirmation on the correct spelling of her name. When I do I will edit this post.), from the northern part of Israel who was stricken ill just before July 5th and was unable to travel to participate in this project. Another lovely singer participating in the day’s events led the prayer. The energy being sent from these souls to hers was strong and static. I hope she felt the love.

After every woman who wanted to speak had spoken, we all just naturally grabbed each hand with stones still clutched in our palms and started to sway listening to the music in our souls. “She” was standing in the center of the circle conduction the silent orchestration and smiling – oh was “She” smiling. “She “ was home our souls were one.

 

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music” ~ Nietzsche

 

 

Dalit, Mirna and I looked into each other crying and gave a big oxy hug. Our small circle had grown into the large circle before us. Our tears washed away all the “One Days” that Dalit, Mirna and Ellie had dreamed of for so long. “One Day” was no longer a part of their vocabulary nor that of the Visions – “One Day” was here, today and now it was officially in the past to be replaced with “More Days.”

 

We are now part of “More Days”. So hang on and enjoy the ride of your life, Sisters – we are now in this together.

 

The July 5th project is over but really it’s just the beginning. The participants went home but the day didn’t end there.

 

I will continue…

 

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Part Three of This Personal Growth Series – Read This

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Raising Oxytocin Levels Boosts Unconditional Love Which Enriches Personal Growth

 

The Journey From Conflict to Collaboration –  Historic Oxy Circle in Beit Jala, Israel – July 5th 2012

 

As I searched for my purpose during my personal growth journey, I stumbled upon and now belong to a women’s global organization called braveheartwomen.com. This organization’s vision is to have western women hold the space of peace for women in regions of conflict. This is in keeping with the 2009 proclamation of the Dalai Lama  ~ “The world will be saved by the Western woman.” In the middle of last month – June 2012_ I received a call from braveheart’s founder, Dr. Ellie Drake, asking me if I would answer the call to hop on a plane and go to Jerusalem to hold the space of peace for Palestinian and Israeli women, representing the western women of North America in her organization. I accepted, went and experienced the most amazing personal growth transformation in every women involved especially within myself. We are an incredible species.

 

I will share over the next days to come my personal growth  journey in Israel leading up to July 5th 2012.  I hope you can feel the transformation as I witnessed it. I now will lead 33 western women back to Jerusalem in October of this year.

 

For more information please check out http://www.braveheartwomen.com

 

PART SIX – Please enjoy…

 

personal growthThis oxy circle formed easily and was performed beautifully. The Palestinian sisters held the space with me as we watched love emanate from connected, eyes, hearts and wombs. The energy was bursting forth and you could hear the beams and posts of the room creak with excitement at the level of happiness, love and joy filled the room to beyond capacity.

By now as this oxy circle came to a close it was time to create a very historic circle – to create an oxy circle with one Palestinian woman facing one Israeli women, eye to eye, heart to heart, womb to womb. If a drum roll could have happened this was the time for it to sound in my story.

Now we face an issue that Dalit, Mirna and I had discussed before this day – more Israeli women than Palestinian or visa-versa. As it turned out we had double the Israeli woman as Palestinian women. When this fact became apparent, a Palestinian lady commented that once again they were out numbered. “She” energy held her breath as tension knocked at the door. But “She” didn’t have to wait with anxious breath for long because the solution rolled off of the production line and it appeased everyone. The Palestinian women formed an inner circle facing out and in font of each stood an Israeli woman. The extra Israeli sisters joined me in holding the space for peace.

This brings great tears to me as I remember and I write to you what I saw and felt. It took a few verses for the magnitude of what everyone was participating in to take effect. The women did what women do best – envelope each other in unconditional love. “She” energy was jumping up and down, tears streaming from her eyes as they were from mine. At the end of each verse, the women hugged without wanting to let go. They loved each other. They put aside their prejudices, politics and religion for they all were “She” energy, the master of love and life in a peaceful setting. Peace was so abundant. I really feel that if there was a way to measure the energy on Google maps, a strong golden glow would be throbbing from this little village in Israel. “She” was screaming with delight. “She” ran and grabbed hold of everyone, determined to never ever let go.

The tears were pouring from my soul cleansing me to the very depth of me. Right before me I realized hate is created from the ego of men and love unwraps and embraces from the hearts of women. As hate and anger crumbled before us, “She” energy took the broom and swept the mess out the door.

At the end of the first set of rotations, we switched the Israeli sisters from the outer circle to holding the space and watched as the remaining Israeli sisters connected with their Palestinian newfound friends. I was fortunate to have a chance myself to connect in this final circle. I could feel the love and reconciliation that peace is possible as I shared my energy with 3 women. I will never forget the power of that moment. I carry it with me everywhere I have gone since that time.

The circle was complete.

Dalit sang so beautifully throughout the day but she was so magically beautiful when she sang the song she shared on the call when Ellie announced the project set for this very special day.

Dalit wrote it best – the road will never never ever end. And that my friends and sisters is where we come in…

To see these women arm in arm singing together and rocking to the mystical music and calming voice of Dalit, is not something I can find words in the English language to describe. When you see it on film you will fell what I am feeling without words to explain. One of the songs, Dalit’s handsome son put on the agenda was – You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker. It is such a lovely song and comes to my lips easily. But as I was singing along I noticed something lovely. Everywoman in the room was singing along – in English. They were arm and arm swaying to this beautiful song, singing it to each other. This reminded me of the movie – The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. At the end of the famous story the townspeople gathered around the huge Christmas tree, held hands and sang. They sang to the skies and as they sung The Grinch’s heart started to grow and grow till it shattered the magnifying glass. Create that visualization and you will understand a little of what happened at that moment in time.

We continued singing along with Joe, while we formed a cohesive sisterhood behind the braveheartwomen.com banner. That Day July 5th 2012 WE the sisters of “She” energy Blossomed, Created and Collaborated!!!

 

PS And we had so much fun!!!!!!

The story is not over, it’s just begun – I will continue…

 

Part One of This Personal Growth Series – Read This

Part Two of This Personal Growth Series – Read This

Part Three of This Personal Growth Series – Read This

Part Four of This Personal Growth Series – Read This

Part Five of This Personal Growth Series – Read This

 

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The Journey From Conflict to Collaboration –  After Lunch in Beit Jala, Israel – July 5th 2012

 

As I searched for my purpose during my personal growth journey, I stumbled upon and now belong to a women’s global organization called braveheartwomen.com. This organization’s vision is to have western women hold the space of peace for women in regions of conflict. This is in keeping with the 2009 proclamation of the Dalai Lama  ~ “The world will be saved by the Western woman.” In the middle of last month – June 2012_ I received a call from braveheart’s founder, Dr. Ellie Drake, asking me if I would answer the call to hop on a plane and go to Jerusalem to hold the space of peace for Palestinian and Israeli women, representing the western women of North America in her organization. I accepted, went and experienced the most amazing personal growth transformation in every women involved especially within myself. We are an incredible species.

 

I will share over the next days to come my personal growth  journey in Israel leading up to July 5th 2012.  I hope you can feel the transformation as I witnessed it. I now will lead 33 western women back to Jerusalem in October of this year.

 

For more information please check out http://www.braveheartwomen.com

 

PART FIVE – Please enjoy…

 

personal growthIn braveheart sisterhood tradition we welcomed our beautiful sisters to incredible dance music. We sent the music to the heavens – people in Bethlehem could here us rock. We all kicked up our heels and let our hair done. We danced and danced and danced and danced. We held hands, we formed chains, we boogied in a train. We danced and celebrated freedom and life till we could not do so any more. The music ended and we collapsed in chairs. My first observation was that the women chose different seats. There was no more division in seating arrangements. Remarkable. “She” energy was pretty smug as well. “She” wiped her hands in approval and took a seat. “She” was definitely in for the party – I noticed a few of her suitcases unpacked and stored neatly away.
I saw a couple of late arrivals out of the corner of my eye and whispered to Dalit the reminder of what happens to a fellow braveheart sister when she dared o be LATE after a break. Dalit took up the reigns immediately, pointed out the latecomers and made them dance. They ate it up. The latecomers, including a misdiagnosed late comer – Mirna, danced with so much enthusiasm, LATE might have come into fashion that day in Israel.
Once settled it was the delightful and beautiful Hana turn to take center stage. She brought with her tiny bags, each containing a rose quartz with a beautiful banner with the braveheart logo. Each participant was given the opportunity to pick his or her own little pouch. Once seated Hana began with her healing powers to open the heart chakra. This was performed in Hebrew with Itaf translating into Arabic. I met a wonderful woman who chose to sit next to me and translate into English for me, the ceremony. She has become very dear to me – my new friend, one of many I was to make on this journey. Her name is Batgal Ariel a most magnificent woman. (Please remember everyone; I had not met any of the women on this project before I landed in Israel. I had seen them at Rise but that was the extent of it. I came alone and left with many sisters. I am blessed.)
Hana’s powers are beyond words. Our collective heart space opened to the size of the universe and beyond. We could feel if not see each woman’s heart. Even the photographer could feel the intense power and he was sure he could capture the beating hearts on film. Many women at the end of the day said they saw the hearts of their fellow sisters beat in love.
Once Hana and Itaf were finished, the transformation was amazing. Were these the same women who had entered this room at the start of the day? With closed arms and crossed legs? Really? Impossible, I say but very, very true. This transformation was just a tip of the iceberg. Ripleys would have documented this event, believe it or not.
Now on to the next oxy circle – Israeli sisters facing each other.

I will continue…

 

Part One of This Personal Growth Series – Read This

Part Two of This Personal Growth Series – Read This

Part Three of This Personal Growth Series – Read This

Part Four of This Personal Growth Series – Read This

 

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