Spring 2013 Newsletter

Midlife Fairy Godmother Enterprises ™ Newsletter

Welcome to the April 2013  Issue of the Midlife Fairy Godmothers’
 Online Newsletter
Tips, tools, and treasures for leading edge, midlife women who are ready to become their own fairy godmothers and give themselves permission to become re~enchanted with life.

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Dinah@Midlifefairygodmothers.com

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Test Drive My New Program This Spring!!   

Midlife Fairy Godmothers is going through changes this spring !! I want you to be part of this program (which will be offered only once a year) if it resonates with you at a very low introductory price.

I have redesigned it and will offer it for the first time in it’s entirety online on May 8!!!

It’s for for women who are stuck in midlife limbo, women who tend to over think, over analyze, are strong empaths, but have a hard time giving themselves the love and care they so easily give to others.

 1 ~ Their inner critic is also on over drive because they are smart, self aware, and feel they should know better…. which digs them into a deeper hold of stuck!

 2 ~ Many have been working on themselves for years or even decades and have begun to think there is something wrong with them.

This cycle will continue unless we learn how to break this cycle which I call the spell of our {Socialized Self} and awaken our {Authentic Soul.}

I’m one one of these women myself and found my way out of the rabbit hole that was sucking the life out of me during both of my midlife crisis. 

 This Program Will Help You:

            Break Free from Fear, Procrastination & Limitation
  • Find The Confidence To Change, & Open New Doors 
  • Stop Sabotaging Your Own Happiness  
  •  Find Your Center & Awaken The Sacred Within You
  •  * Here is a link to an audio of me describing the program as part of “The Feminine Quest” series:  http://www.reawakenyourdreamer.com/femininequest/index.php?SpeakerID=DP

    * Get a {Free Gift} by clicking the {Special Offer} link under the audio. It is a 75 page home study course with audio of women taking the Third Gateway To Re~Enchantment. This is my gift to you. It’s free and there are no obligations.

    * Here is a link to read about and sign up to test drive the program:  http://www.midlifefairygodmothers.com/?page_id=513 

    The  Goal  Of  The Four Gateways To Re~Enchantment Program Is: 

    1 ~ To help women break the spell of socialized conditioning and set themselves free to love, care for, and be true to themselves and through doing so, access an inner fountain of youth, open up to life force energy, and receive guidance from within in order to be able to then….and ONLY THEN shine their light in the world.


  • 2 ~ To break the spell of the fairy tale myth that someone is supposed to show up for us and give us what we need, rescue us, etc. To awaken to the fact that we have to do it for ourselves and we need to do it from the INSIDE/OUT.
    What is happening for most women in this situation is that they are experiencing an inner conflict/split energy between:
    A) ~ The part of them that is wanting to fly, to express themselves in the world, and shine their spirit.
    AND B) ~ The part of them that is committed to staying safe and in familiar territory.


  • BOTH OF THESE PARTS OF OURSELVES ARE IN CONFLICT WITH EACH OTHER.
    THESE TWO PARTS OF OURSELVES ARE:

  •   1 – THE SOCIALIZED SELF ~ The culturally conditioned self that has absorbed it’s cultures beliefs and they have become it’s core beliefs. It operates in the world from a place of shoulds. It is invested in being in control at all times and in staying on safe, familiar, predictable territory.
    It wants things to stay the same and hates anything that threatens that. It conforms to what it thinks others want and lives in a state of homeostasis. It operates from a place of being in reaction to what is happening and totally wrapped up in judging everything as right/wrong and good/bad, excluding/ fighting what is bad and including/embracing what is good.
    * It doesn’t know what it wants or who it is without familiar roles. * It gets it’s value from nurturing the emotional and physical needs of others.  
    * It is overly concerned about the opinions of others. * It feels it is important to be nice at all costs. * It doesn’t know how to give without giving itself away. * It is more comfortable giving than receiving.
    * It feels it is arrogant to focus on and believe in itself. * It shrinks itself in order for others to feel good. * It doesn’t like to make waves.


  • 2 – THE AUTHENTIC SOUL ~ This is the part of us that is eternal. It is our expanded/higher consciousness, our awakened mind.  It is the source of wisdom, inner peace, well being, joy, love, truth, and all Divine qualities.
    It operates from the “middle way” – the eyes of non-judgment – including and allowing everything to exist vs.. fighting it while using the contrast in our dualistic world to make choices and decisions without pushing against the other. Instead of operating from “shoulds” when making decisions, it operates from a place of adventure, curiosity, awe, and wonder . 

    The article below is a true story about a huge golden Buddha that was covered in layers of clay. The clay is symbolic of our Socialized Self and the golden Buddha is symbolic of our inner radiance, our core vitality, our centered/connected Self.  

    The 4 Gateways is our process for excavating your inner golden Buddha ~ your vibrant Authentic Soul. 

    “A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” -Melinda Gates  ” Very few of us are born with the courage to always speak our truth. Most of us have to learn to speak up and let our voices be heard. But first we have to know who we are and what we want to say. There will be stops and starts, fails and misses…that’s a great sign. It means you’re peeling off the layers that aren’t really you…The journey to find our voice and remember who we really are is a heroine’s journey… and well worth taking. ” Herstory Network on Facebook.

      In Love & Enchantment  ~  Daina (Dinah) Puodziunas ~  Providing everything women need to feed their soul and free their true spirit since 1988.  

     The Golden Buddha Story    

    One of my favorite teaching stories is the story of the Golden Buddha. It captures beautifully how the many protective layers of our “socialized self” covers up our “authentic soul” which is our golden, radiant, authentic essence.

    In 1957, a monastery in Thailand was being relocated and a group of monks was put in charge of moving a giant clay Buddha. During the move, one of the monks noticed a crack in the Buddha. The monks decided to wait for a day before continuing with their task as they didn’t want to damage any further.

    One of the monks came to check on the giant statue during the night. He shined his flashlight over the entire Buddha. When he reached the crack, he saw something reflected back at him. He couldn’t help but wonder what was shinning so brightly. Eager to find out what was underneath, he got a hammer and a chisel and began chipping away at the clay Buddha.

    He knocked off piece after piece of clay and as he did this the Buddha got brighter and brighter. After hours of work the monk stood up to see a huge solid gold Buddha before his eyes!

    Historians believe the Buddha had been covered with clay by Thai monks several hundred years earlier before an attack by the Burmese army. The Tai monks covered the Buddha to protect it. In the attack all the monks were killed. It wasn’t until 1957 that this beautiful, golden treasure was discovered.

    Like the Buddha, our socialized self is constructed of many layer of clay forming outer shell which protects us from the world. Our real treasure is hidden within. We unconsciously hide our inner gold under layers of clay. All we need to do to uncover our golden, radiant, enchanted soul is have the courage to chip away at the clay. A crack in our clay is created during change, challenge, and crisis. We are broken open. This is why we feel vulnerable, exposed, and scared. We want to run and hide under the covers!

    But if we dare begin the real transformative work of uncovering our golden essence, we can access vitality, strength, joy, wholeness, our passion, we will give ourselves the greatest gift anyone can give themselves. If you do the work, your gift to yourself will be limitless as an Awakened Woman!

     

    Enchantingly,

    Daina (Dinah) Puodziunas , Midlife Fairy Godmother Enterprises (sm)-Midlife Magic For Second Half Bliss Providing tips, tools, and treasures for self aware, fun loving midlife women who are ready to move past obstacles to second half bliss.

    Join the free Adventurers Club and receive a monthly newsletter, community calls, and much more: Dinah@MidlifeFairyGodmothers.com Web Address - http://www.MidlifeFairyGodmothers.com Email – Dinah@MidlifeFairyGodmothers.com Phone – 1 616 754 9672

Midlife Fairy Godmother Enterprises ™ Newsletter

Welcome to the February 2012 Issue of the Midlife Fairy Godmothers’
Online Newsletter
Tips, tools, and treasures for leading edge, midlife women who are ready to become their own fairy godmothers and give themselves permission to become re~enchanted with life.

If you wish to unsubscribe, you can do so by clicking here:
Dinah@Midlifefairygodmothers.com

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Article Of The Month: What Is An Awakened Woman?

Exciting Updates and News:

~*~*~*~ Exciting Updates and News ~*~*~*~

I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that there is so much interest in JourneyDance(tm) ~ holistic dance fitness for mind, body, & spirit!! would love the opportunity to include it in other women’s events across the country. Here is a link to more information. http://www.midlifefairygodmothers.com/?page_id=426

We danced to the full moon rising up over the water
last time at Expressions of Grace Yoga on Beltline by Plainfield!
Oh my…it was awesome! We will be dancing
to the sunsets soon!!
I wanted you to know about someof thelatest updates.
* I will continue holding classes every other Wed.from 7:15 – 8:45 PM at Expressions of Grace. Nextclass is this Wednesday Feb. 22. Same price $15 eachor a bundle of four for $52.
* I will also be doing two, two hour dances at Expressions of Grace where I will include music &special dance instruction for heart chakra opening and clearing and lots more! We will also be dancing with scarves and I am askingwomen to bring their own as I have not purchased scarves for dancing yet.
They will be on Saturday, March 17 and April 28 from1:00 – 3:00 for $20. Come to one or both!!
* I have been asked by Spectrum Health toshare two half hour sessions at the ‘free’ 8th annual*”Day Of Dance”* put on by Spectrum Health at NewaygoMiddle School this Saturday Feb. 25 from 10 – 2.
COME AND JOIN THE FUN!!!! Here is the link:
* I am branching out into the East Grand Rapids area!
I’ll be doing a two hour session just like the one I wrote about (above) at Seva Yoga on Wealthy in Aprilon a Saturday. Date to be announced soon. Pleasepass the word!!!
I would love you to be my friend on facebok if you want to connect there!
I welcome your questions or comments as always.

In Love & Enchantment ~ Daina (Dinah) Puodziunas~ Providing everything women need to feed their soul and free their true spirit since 1988.

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~     What Is An Awakened Woman?    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

In January I began the next local {year long} Awakened Women’s
Support Group for women who are wanting to get support in applying their personal/spiritual development knowledge to their day to daychallenges.
More and more women are living life from the inside/out
and because our world doesn’t operate in this way it can
feel very lonely sometimes!!
Getting together with like minded others often feels likeyou are  
connecting with your soul family and the support in living as an awakened woman is so helpful.
When we hit midlife, many of us go through an awakening. We have a deep profound shift in our awareness of ourselves as something bigger than just our personalities. We begin a journey into discovering more of the potential of our minds, hearts, and souls. We are guided from within to interests that go deeper into the core of who we are and what our potential is as an awakened woman.
We begin to focus on ourselves in this way after focusing on others for such a long time. It can feel awkward, bring up insecurities, and make us feel like we aren’t in Kansas anymore!!
But knowing that there are others who are on the same internal journey can give us comfort, understanding, compassion, and relief. We start living life from the inside/out instead of outside/in and become our own Midlife Fairy Godmother, grating ourselves permission to focus on this internal journey.
I wanted to share the 14 qualities that define an awakened woman withyou as a guide to your evolution in your own awakening. I welcome any comments before I include them in the Awakened Woman’s Guidebook.
14 QUALITIESOF AN AWAKENED WOMAN
1) An awakened woman is someone who is aware, knowing all sides of herself and accepting every aspect. She has an awareness of how she can and does create the life she is living.She lives by choice, not by chance.
2) Part of being an awakened woman is knowing I am responsibility for my thoughts, feelings, beliefs, judgments, behaviors, actions, and choices in response to people, places, things, and events. Thus the word “response-ability”. Knowing I have the “ability” to “respond” any way I choose to the world around me.
3)She is learning how to expand her capacity to experience joy, inner freedom, and inner peace.
4) She asks for support when needed and doesn’t try to do everything herself and be all things to all people all the time.
5) She is honest with herself about her true desire, her true feelings, and when she might be in denial.
6) She has stopped trying to fix herself thinking that there is something wrong with her when she is in discomfort emotionally. Instead her attitude is that there is nothing wrong with her…she is only human and may want to change some things about herself, but she is not broken. In this way she boosts her self-esteem, not self-pity.
7) She is learning how to talk to herself in a new way where she is naming and noticing her beauty, strengths, talents, and more.
8) She is learning to not hold herself back, or make her self small to fit in, make others more comfortable, or to avoid confrontation. She chooses to to be motivated, not manipulated.
9) She is learning how to shine her light with no conceit.
10) She is learning how to let go of her should’s, ought to’s, if-only’s, and ya-but’s (her old story) making changes, not excuses.
11) She is claiming the right to decide what’s right for her and that she has the capacity to figure that out.
12) An awakened woman deals with her fears in a conscious way by befriending them instead of trying to get rid of them. Moving along this path of non-resistance eventually we find our fears having less and less control because they are heard and acknowledged with compassionvs. beating herself up for having them.
13) She believes that living a self-aware, fully awake life is the key to living a fulfilled life vs. just existing.
14) She has an awareness of her thoughts, feeling, shadow fears, and pain stories without judging themor allowing them to be driving her life.

 

Enchantingly,

Daina (Dinah) Puodziunas (\0/) (\0/)   /_\   /_\    Midlife Fairy Godmother Enterprises (sm)-Midlife Magic For Second Half Bliss Providing tips, tools, and treasures for self aware, fun loving midlife women who are ready to move past obstacles to second half bliss.

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The Inner Magic of Soul Love & Audio Meditation

“When you deepen your relationship with your soul and connect more deeply with the soul of others,
you find and follow a path of love that is uniquely yours.” Sanaya Roman
Did you know that when we cheer a friend, rock a baby, nurture others we get a hit of
“endogenous opiods”, internally produced chemicals that affect our brains like opium?
These create a delightful warm, glowy feeling.
They have found that it is one of the reasons women look to nurture others….
especially when we are stressed.
In the past six years researchers found that in women the fight – or – flight response
is tempered by a rush of oxytocin which is called the “tend and befriend” hormone.
That explained what was going on for me when I burned out and why,
even when I was so depleted, I wanted to nurture even more!!!
The interesting thing is that they also found that any nurturing that we direct
toward ourselves triggers the same endogenous – opioid surge we get when
we nurture others!
Does that make it any easier for your to love and nurture yourself as you do others?
I hope so because your health, vitality, longevity, passion, and all those you
love are extremely influenced by this.
I have also experience this surge when I give myself an “inner bath” of my soul’s love for me.
I feel the elixir of love circulate through my entire body.
I imagine that I am experiencing sweet, enchanted kisses on my organs and even my cells.
I am convinced it had a great deal to do with my physical healing.
The mind can’t tell the difference between what we imagine
and what we are actually experiencing.
This is true inner magic!
We have so many simple magical gifts we can give ourselves right at our finger tips.
It is said that to experience enlightenment, you cannot sit around
and wait for your soul to contact you and do all the work.
Although it is always transmitting waves of love to you, you have to know
how to recognize and receive it.
The easiest way that I have done this is to experience the immense love
that my soul has for me through guided meditations.
When we go out into the world from an inner state of fullness we
will have so much more to give and we will be able to give it without needing anything in return.
Meditation Audio For Experiencing Your Soul’s Love
I experienced a healing during your guided meditation!
I am a psychotherapist and do this kind of thing all the time,
but I have never gone this deep into my own healing!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” Laura ~ New York
* Find a quiet, safe, comfortable place. Light candles, put on music, and create an atmosphere of love and peace.
* Start breathing deeply allowing your belly to rise and fall.
* Create the intention to open to and receive all the love that your soul has for you.
* Tune into your heart. Get an image of an extremely loving presence showering you with every positive feeling you have ever wanted to feel from someone else –     respect, recognition, pride, acceptance, understanding, awe, wonder, and delight. Set your intention to receive that from your soul.
* Get into a state of allowing yourself to be filled with the Divine elixir of love right down to the cells of your body.
Now……Click the link below to listen to the guided 18 minute meditation.
 Enchanted Blessings ~ DINAH

 AWAKENED POTENTIALS® For Women

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Enchanted Lake (35 miles N.E. of Grand Rapids)

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tele~classes and coaching via phone providing everything a woman needs to feed her soul and free her true spirit since 1988.

The Power of Uncovering Our Inner Story To Get Unstuck!

I held our first call with the new 4 Gateways To Re~Enchantment(tm) group yesterday. I love how we gather from all places on the globe and can feel so connected via the phone!!
The first gateway is all about uncovering the inner story we are telling ourselves that is causing us to feel stuck or some other way that is causing us to not be living the life we would choose. I have included the attachement with the first weeks qustions and info. for anyone who would lke to use it for themselves. Here is a powerful quote about our inner stories.

“Who would you be without your story?
You never know until you inquire.
There is no story that is you or that leads to you.
Every story leads away from you.
Turn it around; undo it.
…You are what exists before all stories.
You are what remains when the story is understood. ”
~ Byron Katie ~
Awakened Women’s Gateway 1 Chapter

My Story ~ How I Overcame My Fears & A Tele-group To Help You

~*~*~*~ “She who trims herself to suit everyone will soon whittle herself away.” Analee Lavender ~*~*~*~

I want to share something very personal with you in the hopes of connecting
with those of you who can relate.

Both of my parents were highly sensitive, creative, artistic, musical, intuitive,
perfectionists.

My father was a concert violinist and piano composer and I could feel
his critical, stiff ear listening to what HE thought was the RIGHT was to play.
My interpretation of this experience was that I wasn’t good enough and it formed
that belief which ruled my life.

I tried to overcompensate for not feeling good enough by overdoing everything
and that lead to my extreme burnout and illnesses many years ago.

I knew that he love me so very much that he wanted me to experience
the joy that he found in music. That’s why he named me Daina. It means song
in Lithuanian.

But this knowledge didn’t do anything to help me feel like
I was good enough and stop proving that to the world by over-thinking,
over-giving, over-working, over-accommodating!!

The concerned voices of my parents made up part of the voice of my
“Socialized Self.” It’s the part of me that wants to protect me from looking
foolish, self-centered, like a looser at all costs.

It’s why I had panic attacks when I would get ready to create a workshop, speech,
or ANYTHING that is considered to be important.

I also over did just about everything as a single parent wanting to
prove I was good enough.

But I love to create, perform,and teach and I did not give up!!!!

I’m now enjoying the benefits of sticking with the inner work that
helped me transform this old story that kept running my life.

HOW DID I DO IT?………. Through what I now call THE FOUR GATEWAYS TO RE~ENCHANTMENT(TM) PROCESS.

GATEWAY ~ 1 * I used mindfulness to become aware of the story I was telling myself
in a totally non-judgmental way.

GATEWAY ~ 2 * I gave myself new eyes to begin to shift my perspective and see through the
eyes of my Authentic Soul vs. my Socialized Self.

GATEWAY ~ 3 * I discovered my strengths, talents, inner wisdom and everything that made
the voice of my Authentic Soul louder than the voice of my Socialized Self.

GATEWAY ~ 4 * I learned how to use the law of attraction and co-create with the universe using
the knowledge I received from the other gateways to create a new story that put me in the driver’s seat of my life.

SOME OF THE WAYS THE “SOCIALIZED SELF” SHOWS ITSELF ARE:

* It doesn’t know what it wants or who it is without familiar roles.
* It is overly concerned about the opinions of others.
* It feels it is important to be nice at all costs.
* It doesn’t know how to give without giving itself away.
* It is more comfortable giving than receiving.
* It feels it is arrogant to focus on and believe in itself.
* It shrinks itself in order for others to feel good.
* It doesn’t like to make waves.

I AM DOING A VERY AFFORDABLE ~ EIGHT WEEK ~ TELE-(PHONE) ~ WORKSHOP THIS WINTER FOR WOMEN WHO WANT TO BREAK THE
SPELL OF THE SOCIALIZED SELF AND DISCOVER THE INNER MAGIC OF LIVING AN ENCHANTED LIFE WHICH FEEDS YOUR SOUL.

I’m offering a deep discount for a limited time for women who sign up now .

It’s starting on January 31 & meets on Tuesdays from 8 – 9 PM Eastern
for eight weeks for only $75!!!!!! This offer is good for a limited time only.

Email me at Dinah@Awakenedpotentials.com with
(TELE-WORKSHOP) in the subject line and I’ll send you more info.

You will get a lot for the super low price, but the price will be going up.
* We will be on the phone together every week.
* We will have a yahoo group set up for extra support and coaching from me.
* You will get the Four Gateways To Re-Enchantment(tm) Guidebook in a PDF
* Each week the call will be recorded in case you have to miss one.

Creating A Vision Board ~ Get Inspired in 2012!!!

I use vision boards as a way to inspire myself and
stay in the “feeling place” of what I want to focus
on during the year because I know what I focus on
expands.

The universe is responding to my ‘feelings’ about
the picture, affirmations, and words on my board more
and more each day!!

As an example…..My JourneyDance(tm) classes have
a waiting list all through February, my energy is off the charts,
I am a published writer this year, my life feels balanced,
my health is wonderful and there is much more.

Space is limited so if you are at all interested please let me know.
I have included a few attachments of vision boards some of the
women in my workshops have made!

~*~*~*~*~ VISION BOARD WORKSHOP ~*~*~*~*~
Start Your New Year Focused and Excited !

Saturday, Feb.11, 2012

1:00 – 5:00 pm at Open Mind Store, Rockford MI.

$ 30.00 (Includes all materials)

A Vision Board is a way of teaching our mind to focus on the things that are important to us!

A “Vision Board” can help people:

Clarify who they are, what they want or where they’re going.
Get their new year off to a flying start.
Tap into their inner wisdom and create some focus for themselves.
What is a Vision Board anyway? A Vision Board is simply a collage that we create from pictures and words. The board can be about WHO we want to be, HOW we want our lives to be, or WHAT we want to manifest specifically like a home. It’ a powerful way to make our aspirations more tangible and attainable. The universe then responds to these desires.

You do not need to be artistic in any way and Dinah will give detailed directions. You don’t even need to have a vision or know what you are going to put on it.

~*~*~ What Previous Participants Have Experienced ~*~*~

“I have done several vision boards with Dinah and am amazed by the power of combining pictures and feelings. In November of 2009 I bought a home of my own, a first for me. I know without a doubt that I would NEVER have dared to dream it, let alone manifest it, without the encouragement of the group and my vision board!” Sarah ~ Teacher

“This process works! I am in awe of how many things have come true in my life just through this fun, simple process of creating our own vision boards!” Laura ~ Nurse

“Creating my vision board is exactly the reinforcement I needed at this point in my life. Since leaving you, I have been soaring….literally!! On my way home I stopped at a store. As I was checking out, my phone rang. It was a casting director and could I be in Chicago that night for a shoot on a movie for the next 4 days!

To my surprise….I had been cast as an extra in the new BATMAN movie! Yes, the vision board has allowed Spirit to flow through me…and like Lynn said…..it happens
quickly so be ready if that’s what you wish for. Quick is an understatement! Amazed???? YES!!!!
So my vision for travel took hold lightening fast! Thank you so much for such a magical experience.Thank you so much! ” Karie ~ Actress

JourneyDance(tm) classes starting in Jan.2012 at Expressions of Grace Yoga Studio

One of my greatest passions is dance. I became a Journey Dance(tm) ~ Holistic dance fitness for mind, body, spirit instructor in November at Kripalu Yoga Center and am loving the process of transformation and renewal at the cellular level that dance can provide. You bypass the head and let the body show you how!! Very effective!!
The free intro. class for JourneyDance at Expressions of Grace Yoga Studio at The Beltiline & Plainfield is filled!!! You can still get a great deal for only $15 per class or $52 for a bundle of four. They are every other Wed. from 7:15-8:45 Jan. & Feb. COME DANCE WITH ME!! Call to register first as the classes are filling up!

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Enchanted Blessings ~
Daina (DINAH) Puodziunas ~ Providing women’s retreats, midlife renewal, inspirational speaking and coaching to nurture your feminine spirit and re~enchant your soul since 1988.

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The Power of Personal Ceremony for Life Transitions, Holidays, etc.

I have some very exciting offerings I will be sharing this holiday weekend in the email such as:

* half off and free products and services of mine for a limited time,
* a new 3 month tele-group for women who want to get their MOJO back & find the joy in life,
* two new local (Grand Rapids area) events

ALSO ~ The Winter Solstice is a wonderful time to release the old
and awaken the new within your life.

When I find myself alone, I take advantage of this time and do things
like create ceremonies for myself, do vision boards, and reflect on
my life in various ways.

Ceremony is a powerful way to honor yourself & align your
energies with what you are wanting to attract in your life.

I wanted to share some guidelines I use to create powerful ceremonies.

The Ancient Art Of Creating Ceremony For Conscious Change

Throughout history, women have undergone public and private ceremonies
to help them make the transition from one stage of life to another,
to change a behavior, bring things to completion, and mark new beginnings.

Ceremony has a profound and reinforcing effect on the psyche.

The renewal of interest in ceremony can add a fruitful psychological
and spiritual dimension to our lives. Many therapies suggest
commemorating an important decision, a significant change,
or a new desire with a meaningful and memorable action.

This is where ceremony becomes a magnificent tool for personal transformation.

Ceremonies mark completions and new beginnings.
They assist us with our inner adjustments when our outer reality changes.
I love to design ceremonies for transitions, empowerment, clearing out the old,
and bringing in the new and have come up with ingredients in
ceremonies that make for powerful and lasting changes to occur.

10 Essential Ingredients For Creating A Powerful Ceremony

1) Getting crystal clear on your intention(s) for the ceremony. Why are you doing the ceremony?

2) Deciding when, where, and with whom you want to do the ceremony.
These things are important considerations.

3) Leaving the familiar behind in as many ways as possible.
This can include location, dress, attitude, etc. This helps us be open
to new things, get out of old habits and associations, and be ready for adventure and the new.

4) Understanding and harmonizing with the purpose behind the ceremony.
Aligning yourself emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually with the reasons for holding the ceremony.

5) Including whatever else allows you to experience “enchanted space” – music, singing, candles, etc.
I use the term “enchanted space” instead of “sacred space” because so many of us get
very serious and solomn as soon as we even think “sacred”. It is unfortunate, but true.
We want reverence, but a sweet, loving, magical reverence.

6) Having symbols of what you want to empower and what you are leaving behind.
Working with symbols is one of the most powerful ways to access the essence
of what our intentions are. When they are physical ones, they have a profound effect on our psyches.

7) Quieting and centering your energy as much in the present moment as possible.
I call this learning how to “down shift” your own energy. Whether it is through
meditation, contimplation, or conscious breathing, we all have a mind that goes
all over the place unless we take control of it. When we are present in ceremony
we are alert, aware, and in our powerful center.

8) Knowing how to deliberately raise, focus, and direct your own energies.
We were not taught how to “self generate” our own energy so many of us
live life reacting to whatever is happening around us. When we learn how to
have control over our own energy, we are free beings.

9) Including the elements: air, earth, fire, and water to help ground, transform,
clear, and empower. Each element has a special magic that assists and
interacts with our intentions. They assist us with bringing heaven to earth.

10) Knowing how you are going to integrate the change into your daily life.
I refer to this as “environmental design”. It involves surrounding yourself with
whatever you need to make the transition and bring the change into the physical.

Remember….the most profound insights, revelations, and visions don’t come
alive until we take action on them. This is where a healthy and supportive community,
coach, buddies are very important. In my own life, there is no way that I
would have taken some of the steps I needed to get to where I wanted to be
if not for the support, perspectives, and suggestions of others.

The best ceremonies come from the heart. They can be elaborate and well planned or spontaneous.
I have learned that the most important qualities to bring to ceremony are heart, a sense of lightness,
joy, appreciation, and connection. Become as a little child…enchanted, immersed in the now, excited, and open!!

Then watch the magic, the syncornicities, the syrendipity begin to interact with you in your daily life.
The universe will speak to those with the ears to hear and eyes to see.

Enjoy (In-joy)!

Enchanted Solstice Blessings!!! ~ DINAH

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