The Importance of Setting Intentions

Doubt and Fear ~ Friend or Foe?

Setting Direction

This is 'Soul Emerging' welcome and introduction podcast!
In this podcast we'll introduce Linda Lee the founder of Soul Emerging and discuss a 12 step plan to Set the Direction for your Life Now!
Everyday is a new day to begin, whether it's New Year's Day or Today. Now is the best time to begin. We'll discuss how our thoughts may get in the way and working with the deep inner mind is the shortest distance to achieving our dreams and desires in life.

Keeping your Vibe High!

 

clip_image002[6]That appears easy right???    Some of us may fly high for a time and depending on our wing strength we may find our self dipping up and down here and there yet maintaining our elevation energetically.  Maybe we can bounce   back easily for a time and then Whomp!  something comes out of the blue you thought you had under control and bam, your  down.  Such is life  I suppose, the ups and downs that is.  I believe as we become more resilient and become very sure of the fact that it  is our choice to give our power away to a person, emotion or situation we will weather life in a kinder gentler way and the downs will no longer last as long as they did in the past. 

This is good news!  We all know life  happens, the shock comes when we think we’ve moved past a situation, emotion or person and find our self in dealing with the same thing again and we then begin to question who we are.  That is the time we may feel unauthentic with our self and maybe all the work up until that point was wasted.  Take heart…..  The work you’ve done is never wasted.  Life is full of challenges and life seems to put in your face predicaments that allow you to begin to see your life more clearly and where more work is needed.  If it’s a continual situation and it’s not changing and you are unable to see or take action in a way that it can change, it could be time to remove yourself from it.  Same with people.  Sometimes there is just nothing that can be done except to remove yourself. This is realizing your self respect and love for yourself, just as if you had a child that was in a harmful situation you as a responsible parent would remove them from that right?  As a mature adult, we are our own parent so beware of negative thoughts and beliefs from a  less than perfect childhood that no longer serve you.  The only person we can change is our self, no one else and banging our head against the  proverbial wall is only a waste of energy.  

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So how to change? 

***Surround yourself with positive supportive people.  If they are not there in that capacity, helping with solutions not adding to problems or negativity they may not be the right people for you and you may have to allow them on their way. 

***Never lose sight of your dreams!  They may change shape or form a bit however if you stay focused on the love and curiosity  of your journey you will not be led astray.  Stay alert and grateful to the universe for giving you time you would never have allowed yourself to become creative or think in new ways around your adventure we call life!

***Know that everything passes, prepare when times are up and happy for your back up plan.  It’s good to feel your feelings, after all that is what we’re here to experience, and then let it go to avoid getting stuck  in it affecting our health and well-being long  term.

***Remember we are connected to a Higher Source that is loving and forgiving.  The more separated we feel from All That Is, the more difficulty we have healing and moving out of whatever is holding us back.

***As my dear mother always said ‘Count your Blessings!’  If you are in gratitude you cannot stay in a space of unhappiness for long.  No two feelings can occupy the same space at the same time so choose wisely…. 

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We are amazing beings and I have always felt so honored to live during these times of change even amidst the challenges we all face from time to time.  Remember you are special and have a reason for being on this planet at this time and nurture and love yourself as you would your beloved child.   You are deserving and worthy of all that there is that you can imagine.  Keeping our vibe high allows us to be in that space of creation and love.  Keep your  wings strong and resilient and know they will help you soar through and around more and more with less and less of the dips.  So Fly High with love, beauty and grace and know everything happens for a purpose and that purpose is to serve you in all you are here to learn and do…….

 

In Grace and Peace,

Linda Lee

Disappointment…..

GREETINGS!

 

clip_image002[4]What do you do with disappointment?  Disappointment is the act or an instance of disappointing, the state, feeling or emotion of being disappointed, someone or something that disappoints, a disappointing person or thing, or the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one's hopes or expectations.  Feelings of being letdown, frustration  or disillusionment.  It doesn’t even feel good to see what this is let a lone feel it, it’s just an uncomfortable prospect and more so if you are experiencing it in your life.

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I think we have to at first recognize the feelings and emotions around the disappointing situation or person, after all we are human and it gives us a moment or two to reflect on a possible solution.  Giving yourself a little space around the situation may help you to see things differently or least be able to come up with a solution that won’t be damaging.  Maybe it’s time to turn the issue over to your heart to review.  When we turn to our inner power of love and reflect on the values that  we want to bring to situation, it could effect the outcome in a healthy way.  It is a way we can practice acceptance of others.  This is not always easy however it’s a form of forgiveness.  When we turn inside and know that we are always doing our best, we have to accept the fact that others  are doing theirs as well and we can let go of the charge around the situation easier.

I don’t know  about you yet I do know we’ve all experienced our share of disappointment in life in one form or another.  Something that makes it easier for me is to look at it is for the feedback it may have for me.  Doesn’t change the challenge, just the response. 

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If we all learn to live our life from a place of integrity the incidents of disappointment will be fewer because we’ll live or life from a more loving place. This is my wish for us all, a more loving and cooperative way of living.

With Peace and Love,

Linda Lee

www.discoveryourpower.net

 

HOW ARE YOUR BOUNDARIES?

WELCOME!

  clip_image002  There is always plenty to reflect upon, especially when we are actively reflecting on our thoughts, circumstances, feelings, emotions, you know all that stuff going on in our head day in and day out.  Many of us are just on automatic when it comes to our  reactions and responses to life’s little situations, we don’t want to rock the boat, or have others think (what we think they would think!) we’re not  nice or assume all that would be said  if we didn’t do what would be in order or thought ‘normal’ in any particular situation.  What is normal anyway???

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The purpose of having boundaries is to protect and take care of ourselves. We need to be able to tell other people when they are acting in ways that are not acceptable to us.  Did you know that you have a right to protect and defend yourself?  and that you not only the right, but a duty to take responsibility for how you allow others to treat you?  This is a big deal for some of us as, like many of you, I’ve had the doormat out saying welcome to unwanted behavior out for far too long!

For a lot of us, including myself, there is a point where you can no longer ignore or justify the behavior.  Thank Goodness!!  Otherwise I can see how  depression, helplessness and hopelessness, feelings of out of control of our life and more, can take over, and that’s the last place we want to find our self.

When we set healthy boundaries we let go of the outcome.  We stop worrying how the other will react and know that in the end when we pay attention to our highest good and truth it will emanate out to others in a positive way.  It may take an adjustment time for some, however once the shift happens, as with all of  life, everything happens for the highest good and things will be smooth sailing once again.

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Remember that we are the creators of our life, we are not victims unless we choose to be and we can always change our mind.  Maybe it’s time to clear the way and start anew, taking back our power once again, as the  song goes ‘we’re not gonna take it anymore’!!

Oh come on you like it and you know it!!!  Enjoy………

 

In Health and Happiness,

Linda Lee

www.discoveryourpower.net

Thankful…

Greetings Once Again!

   clip_image002[8] Have you ever sat down in a clump (a good clump!) just feeling how thankful and grateful you are for all that has come into your life?  Or maybe you’re the jumping up and down sort!!  It seems like it should  happen more often however when it happens and every cell in your body is saying thank you, thank you, thank you and you have this big  smile on your face, you know it just doesn’t happen often enough.

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Honestly, it is  said that when we are really in tune with our life we  would see the little miracles at every moment.  I guess we just get too jaded in this society to be that in tune, which is a shame.  I had an experience just yesterday where I thought I would have to trade this for that and in my heart I wanted to do both.  I made a phone call to see what my options were and amazingly the options were wide open and I did not have to leave one for the other.  Again, wasted energy worrying over something that was not even true.  When we fully  embrace the concept of leaving worry behind we can move into the future in an authentic way open to the adventure that is life and the process of life unfolding in a real and amazing way .  This amazing way is understanding that we are creating our future now, in this moment, with our thoughts and decisions or no thought or indecision, they both create. 

So if you believe you have a choice what would you create?  I say release all fear and open for all the good that is just waiting for you to experience and embrace……..

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Happy Journey’s!

Linda Lee

www.discoveryourpower.net

HAPPY ST. VALENTINES DAY!

 What a saweeeeeeet day!!

 Eros' Roman name was Cupid, which means desire. In Roman mythology he is depicted as a capricious winged child carrying a bow and a quiver of arrows. Due to the popularity of this depiction by poets and artists over the centuries, this is how we see this darling little god today. He flutters about ready to let his arrows fly, striking our hearts with love and desire for appropriate and sometimes inappropriate people. We have felt the excitement and the pain that is produced when one of his arrows has pierced our heart?

                                                                  

While Cupid gives us inspiration, St. Valentine supplied the name of our current holiday. There are a number of Valentine legends as to why his name is linked to romance and love. One is that the Roman emperor Claudius II thought that single men made better soldiers and therefore forbade them to marry. St. Valentine is said to have secretly married many young lovers and therefore became their patron saint. Another story has Valentine, while being imprisoned for his Christian faith, fell in love with his jailer's daughter sending her a love letter before his execution.

What ever the meaning it is a sweet remembrance day for those in love.  I hope each of you had someone special today to spoil a bit and be spoiled by.  It really is the little things in life that mean so much…….                                  

                                                      

With a Full Heart of Love…..

Linda Lee

www.discoveryourpower.net

 

Be Impeccable……

GREETINGS!

clip_image002     I have been so affected by the book by don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements.  I’ve literally felt the weight of the world lifted off of my shoulders practicing these four principles and I pass them on to clients, family and friends whenever possible.  All of the agreements are important however. I wanted to convey my thoughts about the first one, BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD.

Think about what this might mean to you just read on the surface, maybe never having read the book.  Webster’s on-line definition states simply in part; free from fault or blame; flawless.  According to the Four Agreements, it means to speak with integrity, say only what you mean (mean what you say), avoid using your word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others and use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. 

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I believe when we come from this place of being impeccable we can really make some breakthroughs in our personal growth and also improve the quality of our relationships.  We will  know longer have to worry about what someone may or may not be saying about us.  Being impeccable allows us to work on clearing up old stuff by paying close attention to the power of our  words.  We are rarely taught not to speak of our self unkindly, many of us beat our self up over anything and everything, this is not being impeccable with our self. 

We need to at last shine our light on the world in a way that honors who we are which will literally make this world a better place because of who we are.  When we learn to speak of ourselves in a  more loving, honoring way, we will have less trouble recognizing those things in others.

Live honorably, impeccably and with integrity; your life will change in amazing ways……

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www.discoveryourpower.net

Amazing Day……

 

GREETINGS!

clip_image002  Yesterday was quite a day of motivation, motivation and more motivation.  With some amazing women, Christine DaRosa owner of Harmony Retreat in Volcano CA, Dee Di Gioia writer founder of Caring and Courageous Kids and Christine Glaesman of Storehouse Insurance Services, we went to the Success 2013 Business Seminar in Sacramento.  We saw amazing speakers such as Brian Tracy, Larry King, Rick Belluzzo, Les Brown, Bill Cosby, Joe Montana, Kendra Todd, Dr. Robert Schuller Jr., Adam Markel, Adam Ginsberg, James Smith, Bob Kittell, and another cute older woman whom I’m unable to verify her name, I believe it was Claris Lewis, she was not on the roster yet she was very funny in a religious sort of way.

I had never heard of some of these people before yet they were all amazing.  Brian Tracy, a legend in the business world was humble and knowledgeable, it was so good to see him and all of these people in person.  I’ve always like Larry King however, this really brought him down to earth for me, he was funny and engaging.  Les Brown kept  us  laughing and inspired the whole time he spoke. Adam Markel, James Smith & Bob Kittell I had never heard of before, however these were very dynamic men who have been very successful in life and kept us on the edge of our seat with information and inspiration.  And of course Bill Cosby, we all felt as if our grand~dad was in the room and we were sitting at his knee listening to his wisdom.  At 75 he departed gems of common sense, inspiration and a lot of humor.  I think we all felt pretty lucky to have been there to hear what he had to say.                  

                                                   

I’ve always been of the mind that if I’m not learning and growing I have no business trying to help others.  This was a day with so many new ideas and people who cared about helping others be successful.  With the right mindset and thought skills we can, everyone of us, do exactly what we want in life, there really are no excuses.  Many people despite adversity somehow do amazing things with their life building amazing lives, raising wonderful families and finding happiness. 

My message to all this week is may you all remember who you are and your true potential.  This is the gift we give the world and most of all the gift we give our self.

To your Greatest Potential,

Linda Lee

www.discoveryourpower.net