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My Word + One for 2018 + a Gift for You!

My Word + One for 2018 + a Gift for You!

I enjoy picking a word for the year! But this year I was having a hard time deciding between two. Then I saw my friend and fellow blogger, Lori, of Oh! The Places I Go share that she couldn’t decide either. So she picked two!

While I didn’t need “permission”  to go with two, it was confirmation for me as I’d really been feeling stuck! And goodness, for no apparent reason at all. Sometimes I don’t always see the obvious. And it’s that “good girl” in me wanting to “follow the rules.”  Well, the heck with that! 

I woke a little before 5am today eager to start 2018, but also thinking about my two words trying to narrow it down to one. But neither was willing to budge.

Depth came to me first a few weeks ago. But then the word abundance began dancing in my head. It isn’t just about abundance in terms of financial. But in all honesty, yes, I’d like to bring in some income of my own again. I’ve not done so since my work with Frankie as I’d been in transition for a few years.

During the summer I immersed myself in a passionate idea of launching a new service – one I’ve talked about quite a bit lately and my Intuitive Oracle Guide offering. I went through a 22-week group coaching program to put all the pieces together, followed by attending Oracle School in October and November.

I’ve been, in some ways, quietly building the momentum these last couple of months with plans to officially launch my new offering on January 9th with a free webinar (I’ll announce the details about that this Wednesday)! But as I’ve been doing all the behind-the-scenes personal mastery work, I’ve also been doing reading sessions for those interested.

That is where I became stuck between the two words of abundance and depth, and trying to choose just one. They are both so rich for me in terms of how I feel doing this new work. It brings me such a depth of gratitude and my heart feels full with abundance for those I’ve been able to help guide.

While yes, as I mentioned a moment ago I will welcome the financial piece of it as a new arm of Joyful Paws, it’s also so rewarding! It’s been so rich with synchronicity and magic when I’m able to help someone gain a new perspective when they are feeling stuck. 

These are the type of conversations I want to be having – those rich in depth – because they feed my soul. And it’s something I realized about myself this past year. That the foundation of who I am is that I love seeing life in all its many layers, of which we each have so many layers too, and what makes us uniquely who we are.

To help another by holding space, really listening, and working with oracle cards to start a meaningful dialogue has provided so much new rich content for my own life just by being in service in this way…and why depth and abundance just have to go together for me this year.

And it’s what I want more of to experience because it is bringing a new depth of abundant joy to my life!

So now its your turn. It’s not too late to give thought to a word (or two!) for 2018. If you want to share with me what your word or words may be and why, I’d certainly love to hear. Really! I love this kind of stuff! So bring it on!

And to kick off this new year, which I think is going to be a beautiful one, I have a little gift for you. Sunday, I sat down with the Power Animal Oracle Cards  and asked for guidance from the animals for you and me for the year – one for each month.  

Perhaps it might entice a word to come to the surface by hearing from the animals! But you can read this e-book in full to start if you wish, and then revisit it at the beginning of each month to see what animal is here to guide you with their wisdom.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed putting this together for you!

Just click here to download or click on graphic below.

Happy New Year with love and gratitude,

Barbara

What Do We Need to Release from 2017? Oracle Reading and Guidance.

I’m enjoying so much doing these oracle readings and sharing with you! I hope you are, too. This session I was thinking about what it is we need to release from 2017 as we move into 2018. Really appreciated the animal that showed up with just the right message.

I’d love to hear from you if you’d like to share what it is you will release for 2017!

Much love and gratitude,
Barbara

It’s OK to Celebrate Yourself and Your Accomplishments!

How often, especially as women, do we squelch our accomplishments for fear other’s may say we are bragging or we worry that other’s may think, “who does she think she is?”

Well, I’m celebrating myself and I’m proud, oh-so-proud, to share that I’ve completed the Personal Mastery Level of Oracle School studying with Colette Baron-Reid. This is the school I feel like I’ve been looking for my whole life – well, actually, I guess you could say the past couple of years.  🙂

They weren’t kidding when they said it’s not for everyone – it’s hard, deep, personal work. And there were days I questioned why the heck (OK, truth be told, I really said hell – ha!), signed up for this. The fact I took this challenge on is why I’m proud and why I’m… 

CELEBRATING!!

Even though hard work at times, the reward of sitting through some very uncomfortable things, has led me to a new place of peace and understanding within. And this place feels pretty darn wonderful.

The cool thing is that I never have to leave this school if I don’t want to. And I don’t. I actually just registered to take the next level, Shared Wisdom and The Invision Process. This will be an even deeper dive into not only my own psyche, but to expand on mastering specific Universal Laws and the mystical understanding of the world around us which includes signs, symbols, synchronicity and spirit animals (big WOO HOO on the Spirit Animals as if you’ve been following me for awhile you know how much this speaks to me!!).

This is right up my alley and what I love learning about, and sharing and being of service in helping others seeking to live a more meaningful life. It fits in line with my motto to pause often, listen deeply and capture what matters, because when we take time to be in touch with our inner world, and learn to see how that is connected to the outer world, we find that we are not alone, and that Spirit is supporting us every step of the way.

This school, and the many practices I’ve put in place over the years, also keeps me tuned into my intuition. When I trust my heart (also intuition!) I’ve found that it leads me down my next and right path each time. 

And this is why I celebrate, because choosing to live a meaningful life isn’t always easy, but it is so worth it. So worth it!

Much love and gratitude,

Barbara

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