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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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Expect Miracles. That Was Fast!

Expect Miracles. That Was Fast!

Mother Nature had a miracle in store for me today. I awoke at 4am.  After trying to go back to sleep, I gave up and got up a little after 5am.

Out to my writing cottage by 6:15am I drew two oracle cards and one of my SoulCollage cards. From the Soul Coaching deck by Denise Linn the card Miracles presented itself. And the message to let go of expectations of what you might define as miracle is and to just be open to unexpected miracles.

Okay, got it.

Half-way through my Yoga practice, in boat pose, gazing out my windows with a gully of trees about 15 ft. from my cottage, here comes a hawk, skillfully and ever so gracefully within that small space, who glided right past my windows!

WOW!

Yup! Right out loud I said, Wow!  And oh, how my heart smiled. That indeed was a miracle! I’ve had my writing cottage since 2009 and not once have a I seen a hawk fly right in front of my window and so close like this one did.

And another miracle?  I didn’t even falter during boat pose as I was stunned in that moment for that beautiful miracle that graced me with his magnificent presence.

What a way to start the day!

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Synchronicity Chronicles: Why Finding Trash Made Me Smile.

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You will be invited to become a “Kairomancer”: someone who is poised to catch the messages in special moments when synchronicity is in play—and to take action to seize the opportunities those moments present. To be a kairomancer, you need to trust your feelings as you walk the roads of this world, to develop your personal science of shivers, and to recognize in your gut and your skin that you know far more than you hold on the surface of your consciousness. –From Sidewalk Oracles by Robert Moss

Thursday night I finished reading Sidewalk Oracles-Playing with Signs, Symbols, and Synchronicity in Everyday Life.

For a long time I’ve been fascinated with synchronicity and how the universe listens if we are open to paying attention. I don’t believe things are coincidence, but that it all has a purpose when things happen that seem out of the ordinary, or line up with our thinking of something in a particular moment– and then how supporting signs will show up along the way.

But it can be easy to miss those signs if we aren’t paying attention. I enjoyed reading Robert’s book because he makes a game out of it — in fact he has several different games he suggests as helping us to be more in tune with what is going on in our inner world and how that can then show up in our outer world.

And how fun it was when something happened to me yesterday morning!  I woke up thinking about Dilly Bars.  I’ve not thought about Dilly Bars in a long time. I do enjoy them, but I wouldn’t rank them as one of my favorite treats from Dairy Queen. But I certainly wouldn’t turn one away if I am offered one.

But what made me think of them in that moment, I don’t know. In the afternoon I took the dogs and we headed for a walk in a small woods near my home. As we were on the last stretch of our walk, which borders a fence to an athletic field, I noted that there were a few spots of trash along the fence line.

It always makes me sad to see litter. I almost walked by, but just couldn’t leave it there as I don’t like seeing trash anywhere, but especially when in nature.

I picked up an empty Doriotos bag, a piece of newspaper and a piece of paper that had a list of sorts on it. The last item I almost left as it was buried under some dingy leaves and sticks, but after just a few tugs, I got it out.

And when I read what it was, I smiled. It was a Dilly Bar wrapper! It made me think back to the morning waking up to thinking about this ice cream treat.

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So what does it mean?  Well, that part I don’t really know. Perhaps it’s just a confirmation after finishing the book on synchronicity and the universe tapping me on the shoulder in case I had any doubt — that yes, this stuff is real.

And perhaps this is the universe saying, “Welcome! You are now an official kairomancer!”

Whatever it is, I never thought I’d say picking up trash made me smile.

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