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Inner Life, Outer Success

August 3rd, 2010

Did you ever wonder how outer success comes about?  You may remember last month we focused our blogs and The Essential Feminine Living Room on the topic of Feminine Abundance.  This month we are turning our attention to how our inner life informs and supplies our outer life.  When we say inner life, we understand that this can mean different things to different people, cultures, and ways of life.  No matter where you are or what you believe there is a universal truth that when we connect to our visions, intentions and deepest desires from a place of quiet, stillness and inner reflection the outcome is more balanced, harmonious and often more successful. 

Traditions around the globe have valued the art of contemplation for thousands of years.  For when we have the ability to connect in, listen from within and lead and live from within riches abound.  The idea that quieting the mind leads to a quiet and replenished central nervous system has been proven time and time again from scientific research on meditation to the hundreds and thousands of people now prioritizing a practice of contemplation and stillness in their lives.  There is a great interest in stillness and in developing our inner connection because the world has become fast and for many, out of control.  The respite of a practice that guides us to connect deep within our self informs our sense of surety when we are making decisions as our level of clarity is greatly increased.

Do you have a practice for contemplation through your faith, personal inquiry or community?  Can it be richer, more committed, more focused?  Do you need support in beginning or creating a deeper, richer practice?  If so, you are in luck.  This month we will be discussing our inner life and outer success and on August 25th we will be joined in The Essential Feminine Company’s Living Room by Camille Maurine, a renowned teacher and author of a fabulous book entitled “Meditation For Women”.  I have known Camille for many years and have had the pleasure of facilitating women’s groups with her in Los Angeles.  She will show you simplistic ways to practice, still the mind and open new opportunities for you throughout the day.  She’s a master and lots of fun.  Join us on …. By registering at   https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/987535361

Maureen Simon  
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Feminine Abundance: Feminine Strength

July 21st, 2010

You may have noticed this month we’ve been focusing on Feminine Abundance.  I’ve been noticing that women build wealth and abundance in a unique way that incorporates the attributes they naturally hold.  Remember, we are highly relational and continually looking after the whole.  We cautiously take risks but still hold protection for the nest egg we build and the families we support.  Remembering that abundance is not just based in money, we must also take into account the richness of the relationships and care that are a natural part of our abundance.  As we create and build relationships we create a rich web of support that allows us to manifest and create at a very high level in our day to day lives. 

Our main challenge is to set clear intentions that allow us to hold to a specific set of possibilities.  Staying focused on outcomes –  which is a very linear gift for the masculine – is one of our greatest opportunities.  The feminine is emotionally expressive and highly capable of working with emotions and releasing resistance.  This is a great asset that we can use in our journey to build great abundance.  The asset is: as we express our emotions and learn to clear blocks we can remove obstacles and authentically build great wealth of all kinds.

Remember to track your success and allow yourself to receive your desired outcomes, visions and dreams.  Trust that this can be done with ease and grace.  Allow for your contribution and life’s meaning to be revealed.  Once you are clear on where you are headed, don’t push and drive but as the feminine does so well ALLOW.  The greatest is yet to come.

We will be exploring Feminine Abundance much more deeply at The Essential Feminine Living Room on July 28th at 12 noon (12 noon to 1:15 PST) and hope you will join us.  Register now to insure your seat.  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/896207192

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Our Natural Feminine Gifts And The Transformation of Traditional Roles

July 13th, 2010

In their recent response to The Atlantic cover story “The End Of Men”, by Hanna Rosin, Marie Wilson and Linda Basch state that what is happening today is not the demise of men “but rather, the beginning of a transformation of traditional roles that will benefit men, women, families, communities – everyone.”  They point out that “women and men bring complementary and equally important approaches to risk-taking and decision-making and studies show a correlation between management diversity and economic returns.”

It is in the complementary and equally important approaches where change and growth must be made.  All too often in the past society has devalued our best qualities, those that are natural to women.  Our feminine gifts are attributes such as: relationship building, peacemaking, language, creative thinking, and more.  

In their recent response to The Atlantic cover story “The End Of Men”, by Hanna Rosin, Marie Wilson and Linda Basch state that what is happening today is not the demise of men “but rather, the beginning of a transformation of traditional roles that will benefit men, women, families, communities – everyone.”  They point out that “women and men bring complementary and equally important approaches to risk-taking and decision-making and studies show a correlation between management diversity and economic returns.”

It is in the complementary and equally important approaches where change and growth must be made.  All too often in the past society has devalued our best qualities, those that are natural to women.  Our feminine gifts are attributes such as: relationship building, peacemaking, language, creative thinking, and more. 

By exploring these gifts and applying them to your day-to-day life, you will see positive changes in your own life and the world around you.  You will be able to adapt to the innovations and changes that are necessary for the future.  As women are equally valued for their contributions, we will be able to overcome the limitations and inequalities imposed on us by a masculine dominated economic, political and cultural society.

As a start, let yourself have the freedom to imagine new possibilities in the areas of career, finances, fitness, well-being, friendship and love.  Say “yes” to an opportunity that arises.  And practice being utterly fascinated with your own answers to these questions:

  • What innate talents do I possess?
  • What are my greatest gifts?
  • What do I enjoy doing so much that I lose track of time while I’m doing it?
  • What are the guiding principles of my life—what is my polestar?

Join us in The Essential Feminine Living Room the fourth Wednesday of every month at noon for an hour long complimentary chat with women world-wide.  Our topic this month will be Feminine Abundance.  Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/896207192

Maureen Simon  
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Abundance Is A State Of Mind

July 4th, 2010

Abundance is a state of mind that we create or don’t create. It is truly a choice. We complicate matters by allowing our mind to travel down roads of past scarcity, fear or concern as we forget to see the full abundance in all aspects of our daily life. We just need to look around to notice those areas where there is fullness and choose to expand on them.

If abundance is a choice, why do we so frequently forget? Patterns of the past resurrect when days feel grey, hormones bounce around in unsettled ways and life feels challenging. It is in these very times that we need to regroup and decide what we have that makes us feel good, full and that for which we are truly grateful. We can never move towards pure abundance when we are feeling down and scarce.

The first essential element in moving from scarcity to abundance is to do what I said above…Move into gratitude for what you have.

The next element is to regroup. By regroup, I mean notice what it is that will make you feel good and abundant in this specific moment. Stay in the moment and out of the past or future.

Finally move towards your dream. Make a few small notes about what it will take for you to move towards the abundance you are craving or desiring. This could look like an intention, a small plan or a big dream. Remember abundance is not purely financial but a state of mind. Remember to include in your vision, supports, guidance and things you are currently grateful for as they will be a part of moving you forward into the next level of abundance.

Good luck on your journey. Life is full of opportunities…you choose.

Please join us for further discussion and discovery on Feminine Abundance on J July 28th from 12:00 – 1:00 pm PDST https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/896207192

Maureen Simon
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Conscious Choices

June 27th, 2010

Wednesday we worked with the idea of Conscious Choices in the Essential Feminine Living Room.  It has become clear to me in my own life that the clearer I am about my intentions the more powerful the outcomes are.  I guess by now this sounds obvious since so many world teachers are focusing on the power of intention.  The truth of the matter is that it needs to become an integrated part of our daily practice or these are just senseless words.

In The Living Room, we focused on each of gaining an understanding of what the bigger picture of our life holds.  What is the meaning we are here to express, or live or create.  True magic in life arises when we line up this bigger picture with our daily choices.  The bigger picture serves as a litmus test in which we can begin to measure if our life is in alignment or not.

For many years, I’ve been discussing the idea that each of us have a higher purpose or meaning.  It is the responsibility of each of us to discover our own higher purpose.  A few questions to ask yourself include:

  • How can I allow more good into my life?
  • What brings me pure joy:
  • What is deeply meaningful for me?
  • What is the best way for me to create quiet time or time for introspection?

As I speak with women today on a regular basis I hear the comment that life moves so fast.  For this very reason it is essential that we create time to answer these very important questions.  Once we do, our quality of life becomes far richer and more meaningful.

Join me for the next Living Room which will be held on July 28th when our topic will be Feminine Abundance – Fully Showing Up In The World  and our guest will be Anna Scott.  Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/896207192

Energy

June 18th, 2010

“Things do not change; we change” Henry David Thoreau

When I think of change and growth, I have been asking myself what lesson am I to gain from this good or bad experience.  I have been linking in my mind the words, change, choice and consciousness.  I made a decision this year to listen very closely to learn more about the true reason that I am here.  I have come to realize that it is for the purpose of seeing equity in our world, exploring my life and looking for areas where more truth can be revealed and to share in the raising of consciousness in my life with all lives that I touch.  I learn so much from every life that touches mine.

Conscious change is the topic I’ve been exploring this month.  As you may know, we will be covering this in The Essential Feminine Living Room on June 23 at Noon PST (https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/161980817).  I am now spending part of my morning to align my day with these three primary objectives that my life holds.  Since I began this practice, I began to see my life become richer and more meaningful.  A couple of things that you may want to keep in mind as you start your day include:

                Why am I here?  For what greater purpose am I on this planet?  (I believe we are all here for a reason.  Explore yours.   “

What change do I need to make today to line my life up with this purpose (or purposes)?

Join us for The Essential Feminine Living Room (https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/161980817 )for more discussions with women around the world.

Maureen Simon
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Conscious Living

June 16th, 2010

In our June Living Room (https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/161980817), we will be covering conscious choices.  As I prepared for the first half of the living room which includes a talk on this topic, I realized that consciousness lives everywhere, in the trees, animals, as well as every aspect of life.  I began to realize that consciousness is a form of self-awareness.  It includes a decision to direct our thoughts for the purpose of our personal expansion or as many would say enlightenment.  Many say simplest way to tell if we are in a truly conscious state is when we are experiencing an emotional high or exhalation.  For me this experience comes alive in me when I feel an alignment to a source (soul) much greater than myself.

Let’s take a look at conscious living and what our lives would be like if we were totally conscious.  It is a common known fact that we live approximately 80% of our lives in an unconscious state (Lipton “The Biology of Consciousness”).  This leaves us with 20% of our life where we are actually at choice – not acting from habit or past behavior.  It’s important for us to understand what past behaviors and habits are controlling the other 80%.  Here are a few keys:

                Where are you putting your energy or attention that feels numbing or dulling.

                Do you spend your time with life enhancing hobbies and activities or ones that take away from your life force?

                What percent of your day is spent in activities and work that feed your soul, knowledge base and happiness?

Maureen

Consultations are available to support you in living life fully conscious.  Join us for our next Living Room at noon PST on Wednesday, June 23rd  (https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/161980817)

Maureen Simon
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Women Deliver

June 11th, 2010

 

Each day we women make choices that affect the lives of millions.  It’s time to realize our impact on the world and to claim our role in the significant impact we are making. Only, when we claim with strength the power we hold, will we be able to fully live this power in the world.  Sometimes I think others believe more deeply in us than we do in ourselves.

We women deliver so many riches and gems to the world daily and I don’t just mean the midwives.  We deliver joy and hope, protection, care and compassion, intelligent solutions, nurturance and deep relationship building.  For years I’ve been closely watching how CARE, The Hunger Project and Women Deliver have chosen to invest strongly into women and families.   For years the Grameen Foundation,  as well as others, have invested microfinance funds in women with a 97% average return on their loans.  Women are concerned to see prosperity, good health and hope readily shared, as we are the ones who birth life. 

It’s now time to evaluate the choices we are making in our own lives that lead us to be the most we can be. 

 In the upcoming June Essential Feminine Living Room we will be discussing Conscious Choices – The Golden Key to Success.  Join us Wed, Jun 23, 2010 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM PDT. Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/1619800817     

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Conscious Choices – The Golden Key to Success

June 8th, 2010

We are all working to achieve a life well lived.  Be it in the work we do, the contribution we make, or the legacy we leave behind.  We are all at different stages of life, many, with different objectives.   Consciousness begins by developing our ability to clearly hear the messages that come to us from within.  Some messages give us information like a basic hunch, some like a lightning bolt some like an epiphany or a wake-up call.  Our ability to listen to these messages and to integrate them into our actions provides us with a basis for conscious living.  If we could entertain the thought that our “self” has a higher place where it operates we could begin to experience a greater flow in our lives.  It is my belief that my higher self is consistently sending me suggestions and ideas that link me to the greater purpose of my life.  Sometimes these suggestions are very subtle but when I listen and follow this guidance I notice that fascinating changes occur that inform me how to use my skills resources and capabilities.  It is in the quiet moments when I move away from busyness that this, critical information is revealed to me.

“At any moment, I could start being a better person, but which moment should I choose?”  Ashleigh Brilliant

So how does all of this relate to Conscious Choices?  Try this.   Start today by noticing the guidance that may be coming through daily that maybe you didn’t notice yesterday.  Clearly listen to any messages that come from within.  Notice if you sense a driving power or informing sense guiding you.  If so, be sure to listen and use the information that you are given.  Allow yourself to screen things that may be imposed by the busy mind.  This stage requi res discretion.  Make choices that incorporate both your inner sense of knowing and you rational mind. 

In the upcoming June Essential Feminine Living Room we will be discussing Conscious Choices – The Golden Key to Success.  Join us Wed, Jun 23, 2010 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM PDT. Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/1619800817     

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.

May      https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/771531224

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