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Alive, Awake and Ready to Go in 2011

December 17th, 2010

We are often overwhelmed by the world around us and wonder how we as individuals could make a difference.  Our world isn’t the way we would like it to be; what can we do?  I believe that the only true way to change the world around us is to change our inner world as it is reflected in what we attract from the outer world.  I believe that, as Shakti Gawain said in her Reflections in the Light “When we trust and follow the energy of the universe within us, it leads us into the appropriate action for any given situation.  It may lead us to speak or be silent, to move and dance or be still, to sing, shout, cry, or meditate.  In interactions with others it may lead us to converse, to hug, to sit quietly together.  The passion of life exists in all of these experiences and fulfillment comes from following and expressing this energy naturally, as we really need it.”

Once again we are at that time of year when we look back at the past and make resolutions about how we’d like to make changes in the New Year ahead.  This is the perfect time to think about the inner resources that we naturally hold; such as a deep understanding of the whole, a natural ability for care and compassion, and a deep innate wisdom to be able to see through the outer surface of things.  If we find ways to integrate these attributes into our lives in a way that enhances our personal power and our ability to pull from our own resources and depth, our lives would become more successful.

This is the topic of our first webinar of the New Year which is entitled, “Fully Showing Up in 2011: Alive Awake and Ready To Go”.  For two hours on January 12th beginning at 12:00 noon, this webinar will support you to design your personal 2011 New Year Strategy. 

Life is rich if we embrace it with an open mind and an open heart.  It’s our choice as to how we fill our waking hours.  Make some choices about how you would like to create your life going forward.  Join us for this exciting webinar and learn practical ways to bring energy, appropriate action and fulfillment into your 2011.  Register for this exciting webinar at:  http://teffullyshowingup.eventbrite.com

Maureen Simon  
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Designing Your Life From The Inside Out

August 10th, 2010

We are often overwhelmed by the world around us and wonder how we as individuals could make a difference.  Our world isn’t the way we would like it to be; what can we do?  I believe that the only true way to change the world around us is to change our inner world as it is reflected in what we attract from the outer world.  As women we are fortunate to have powerful natural attributes and talents that can help us source success.  We need to become aware of our attributes and give them the value they deserve in our lives so that they grow. 

Think about the inner resources that we naturally hold such as a deep understanding of the whole, a natural ability for care and compassion, and a deep innate wisdom to be able to see through the outer surface of things.  If we find ways to integrate these into our lives in a way that enhances our personal power and our ability to pull from our own resources and depth our lives would become more successful (from the inside out).

The way that we do this is by creating a deep and meaningful inner life.  When we come to realize that quiet contemplation is equal and more important than active doing, success and happiness takes on a new meaning.

How do we create our inner world so that it can be reflected in our outer world?  Creating a daily practice is one way to create a strong connection between your outer world (desires and intentions) and your inner world (your contemplation, deep reflection and where you are “informed”).  Some create a daily practice through claiming quiet time in the morning to re-group, set intentions and gather themselves together before facing the busy day.  This allows for an opportunity to start the day with clarity and intention.  It’s also useful to clear time in the evening before closing your eyes from the day’s busyness to set intentions for the next day or even for a good night’s sleep.  It’s not so important what the specific practice is as long as it aligns with your values and beliefs and feeds your soul, providing you with a chance for renewal and conscious choice about your life.  Life is rich if we embrace it with an open mind and an open heart.  It’s our choice as to how we fill our waking hours.  Make some choices about how you would like to create your inner and outer life alignment going forward.  Join us for more discussion on this exciting topic on August 25th at The Essential Feminine Living Room.  We will be joined by Camille Maurine, an internationally renowned creator of the transformational Moving Theater process and author of Meditation Secrets for Women and Meditation 24/7.  Please register for this complimentary webinar at:   https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/987535361

Maureen Simon
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A Mid-Year Wake Up

May 12th, 2010

Every life holds a higher purpose.  It is important to know how our actions and thoughts contribute to this purpose and, therefore, to the good of others.  When we connect our will to a higher will we immediately do well and serve others.  When we serve others there is a richness of spirit in our lives.  We all have a special contribution to make.  When we dream about our ideal life, we are beginning to envision our highest potential.  And, if we can align our lives with the highest good for all, we experience the benefit of this in our own lives.  Inner listening is a sure way to connect with higher will.  Notice messages that come through in your dreams as well as the signs that make themselves clear in your day-to-day life. 

The energy that we have in our day is directly correlated with our higher purpose.  When our actions and higher purpose are aligned we experience a vibrancy and energy that feels alive.  If we experience our energy shutting down or dullness, we are probably not aligned with our higher will.  Listen closely for the messages through moods, signs in the body, the quality of your health and the way that you feel in certain environments.  Your body your mind and your spirit all hold extremely valuable information.

As we move towards the mid-year point, notice if you are living awake or asleep.  Join us in the Essential Feminine Living Room for a complimentary adventure that is sure to awaken your spirit and connect you with amazing women from around the world.  Register at the links below.

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Maureen Simon  
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Beyond Uncertainty

February 5th, 2010

More so than ever before in the last fifty years, uncertainty is a part of everyday life. We are living today in a time when a lack of economic security, stressed relationships, and world upheaval puts pressure on each of us. To flourish in the face of this pressure, it is necessary to step back, take charge and consider what goal we want to move towards. An important question to ask is: What do I want to come of this? Since doubt comes when we hold conflicting desires, being clear of our purpose is the first step in becoming free from our doubts and fears. Knowing our purpose and holding it steadfastly allows the things we need to come towards us.

By understanding our purpose and ourselves, we can be confident in the face of the world’s uncertainty. If our purpose is aligned with hope and the highest possible good, it cannot fail. So, ask yourself where your greatest about of uncertainty lies. Ask why it exists in your life at this time and what you can learn about yourself from it. Ask “what is the highest good that can come from it.”  Let the answers come to you and you may be surprised at you inner strength and reserves.

Maureen Simon
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Are You Ready to Let Go of the Old Ways?

January 14th, 2010

 

“There is no reason to let go of old ways of being and explore newness if the old ways still work.”

Dannen Parry

 I had the distinct pleasure of doing a number of trainings with Dannen on the subject of “Peace Making Between Men and Women”.  He taught me a great deal that still lives on in me today.  Dannen’s philosophy was clear and simple.  We hang on to our old ways until they become painful or are no longer of service.  It is only at that time that we release the old ways and move on. 

This is important to us as women today.  We have lived within a society that has emphasized the masculine perspective and masculine attributes (logical, intellectual, rational, objective, individualistic, unemotional, dominating).  We have neglected to explore feminine attributes (people skills, language abilities, a drive to network, contextual thinking, concern for the whole, etc.) and to value them.  We, as women, and our society are suffering because of the resulting imbalance.  We need to discover within ourselves our natural strengths, honor these strengths and bring them forth into for forefront of our lives for healing to take place.  In this process, we must also look at how we support our “old ways” of thinking and acting.  Are they behaviors that no longer serve us and thus, can be released so we can move on. 

 As women, we can develop a Feminine Perspective when moving towards success and better serve ourselves and our world.

Maureen Simon  
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What You Imagine

November 27th, 2009

What you imagine you can create. Within our imagination we hold the power to recreate our lives and manifest far more than we believe on a day-to-day basis. The art of manifesting includes one’s ability to clearly define a desired outcome or way of being and to believe and work towards this on a daily basis.  Setting a clear intention is the first step in creating a new reality.  Never be afraid to think big and design this new reality to include things that both feel good and provide you with opportunities for growth. We often beaver away in our own world, viewing life from a set of limited lenses.  Expand your vision to include seeing the world in a whole new way.

December 2nd and 9th in a webinar on Creating Influence and Success from the Feminine Perspective,  we will be working on creating a sustainable blueprint for 2010.  There comes a time in life where we know we have to take ourselves to the next level; the next level of adventure, accomplishment, exploration or achievement. Read more about our webinar at our website (www.theessentialfeminine.com) or register at http://tinyurl.com/Register4InfluenceAndSuccess.  Hope you’ll join us.

Maureen Simon
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Feminine Influence: Feminine Success-Watch Out World!!

November 20th, 2009

The webinars that we have been hosting   in The Living Room at The Essential Feminine™ Company have been looking at influence and success from the Feminine Perspective.  Influence and success are powerful qualities that women now need to confidently develop in order to have the voice and capability to contribute to the decisions that are critical in our world today.

When women gain a clear understanding that they hold natural attributes such as the ability to collaborate, care for others, the ability to build relationships, and the ability to work well with ambiguity – to name a few attributes of the feminine—we will move more confidently into the world.  Our ability to use our voice and our natural gifts will make a major differencing the direction that the world is now going in.  Never before has there been a more critical time for women to become comfortable with influence and success.  On December 2 and December 9 we will be moving to the next two webinars entitled Living with Influence and Success from the Feminine Perspective.  During these events we will be focusing on what women need in order to develop these skills and how to create the incoming new year with greater confidence clarity and success.  Contact us at info@theessentialfemininecompany.com for more details.

Maureen Simon  
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Dust Off Your Dreams

November 17th, 2009

“If you have unfulfilled dreams, and visions of greater prosperity and success tucked in a corner of your mind, don’t keep them there any longer. Dare to bring them out and dust them off. Dare to begin thinking of the possibilities.” Catherine Ponder

So often we feel distant and far away from our dreams. The true art of living includes inviting your dreams and visions in to your day to day life. There is no need for separation. There is no need for these visions to feel far away. How do we dust them off and begin to dare to think of what might be possible. How do we move from the smallness of our every day thinking to the grandeur of the realm of all possibility?

•    Identify your greatest dreams and visions. Get to know them. Make them your friends. Be, act and live as though they are already a part of your life

•    Observe any small or limited thinking in your day. These are old habits to break out of. Replace them, one by one, as they come up with exciting, expanded, exhilarating new thinking.

As we begin to look closely at our dreams and to make them a part of our every day reality, they will no longer be dreams but they will become our reality.

Maureen Simon  
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Taking Charge by Making Conscious Decisions Regarding Your Life — Step Three

September 20th, 2009

 As we quiet our minds and connect with our bodies we discover more and more about ourselves and our own unique gifts.  As we learn to honor these feminine gifts, we begin to connect more with who we are and our purpose in life.  It is not enough to know who we are.  We must express who we are in a way that enhances our lives and the world around us.  It is in the expression of our gifts and purpose that our lives become deeply meaningful. 

 A path to achieving a meaningful life includes the two steps mentioned earlier, quieting the mind and connecting with the body, and the third step of expressing our gifts in the world.  Here are some ways we can use to begin this journey.

Step three:

Expressing our gifts in the world 

  • Begin to look at the day-to-day changes that you can make in your life to express more of who you really are.
  • Evaluate whether or not your day is made up of work activities and projects that fulfill you.
  • In the course of each day, do you fully express your greatest gifts? (For example, if you’re a writer, make sure that your day includes writing; if you enjoy people, make sure that your day involves social contact and is not limited to working at a desk job; if you enjoy nature, make sure that each day includes time outdoors.)
  • Question: How could you bring more joy, richness, and fulfillment into your life on a daily basis?  What areas of your life could you improve?

 May we all develop our full potential and bring it forth into this world which truly needs our gifts to save it. 

 For help and support,  join with me and others at FB group, “Women Influencing Now”.

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September 18th, 2009

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