2016: Does It Theme Hot in Here?

Vision Board January 2016Do you “do” New Year’s Resolutions, goal-setting, intention-creating, or any other kind of inspired planning?

I’m not that big on them, actually. And I have recently read that some people refuse to do them because it creates unnecessary pressure and disappointment. Maybe that’s you too.

But I DO like to come up with a theme or main idea for each New Year. For example, for 2014, I chose “enthusiasm”.

And WOW.

Whether I created it or predicted it (does it matter?), ENTHUSIASM showed up for me hugely in 2014! From feeling it myself, to having events occur that made me feel it, to meeting a very enthusiastic man who was just waiting to become my True Love, enthusiasm was everywhere I looked.

This was the first time my theme was really obviously successful for me. I think I chose “change” for 2013, because I was pretty dang sick of the s**t-storms that preceded it. And things did change considerably–I got a new job and rode a roller coaster emotionally and financially. So that was fun.

My theme for 2015 was “Help Others”. I honestly can’t say whether I did a lot or “enough” (what’s “enough”?) helping last year, but keeping the theme in mind every day helped me to remember to make helping others a priority.

This year, I once again asked my angels, during my usual shower prayer time (also known as “spray and pray”), what theme would be good for me in 2016. And this is what we came up with together:

Expansion.

What will this mean for me in 2016? Well, that remains to be seen, but I hope it will mean expansion of my work (to help more others!), expansion of my physical home (we hope to move to the ‘burbs from a condo in the city), expansion of my already-deep love for my sweetheart, and more. I hope it does NOT mean expansion of my waistline, as that already occurred in 2015, thankyouverymuch.

As with every year’s theme, I will keep the idea of “expansion” in mind as I go through each day. And I will notice when the theme shows up in real and concrete ways. I know that’s all I have to do. The angels have spoken.

If you want to do something like this, and choose a theme, try asking your angels to give you the right idea. Yes, you may certainly make a vision board (or vision card) as shown above, a list of potential words and phrases, and/or a fist to determine your theme. But I find that simple is usually best. So here is your script:

“Hello, angels/guides/helpers/God/Universe/sub-conscious. I want a theme for 2016. What do you got?”

And then shut up and listen.

Much love, peace, and HELP to you in the coming year and beyond! Love and kisses, Susan K.

Does it theme hot in here to you?

header - stump w-sistermysticDo you “do” New Year’s Resolutions, goal-setting, intention-creating, or any other kind of inspired planning?

I’m not that big on them, actually. And I have recently read that some people refuse to do them because it creates unnecessary pressure and disappointment. Maybe that’s you too.

But I DO like to come up with a theme or main idea for each New Year. For 2014, I chose “enthusiasm”.

And WOW.

Whether I created it or predicted it (does it matter?), ENTHUSIASM showed up for me hugely in 2014! From feeling it myself, to having events occur that made me feel it, to meeting a very enthusiastic man who was just waiting to become my True Love, enthusiasm was everywhere I looked.

This was the first time my theme was really obviously successful for me. I think I chose “change” for 2013, because I was pretty dang sick of the s**t-storms that preceded it. And things did change considerably–I got a new job and rode a roller coaster emotionally and financially. So that was fun.

But back to themes that we can actually enjoy. This year, I asked my angels, during my usual shower prayer time (also known as “spray and pray”), what theme would be good for me this year. I was so pleased with 2014 in general and with my theme of enthusiasm, I was sure they could help me suss out my best possible theme for 2015.

And they delivered. As usual.

My theme for 2015 is… Ta-da!

Help Others.

That’s it. Simple, right?

And how does this “LOOK” for me for the coming year? How will it manifest? Frankly, I don’t know yet! But, just as I did last year, I will keep the idea of “help others” in mind as I go through each day. And I will notice when the theme shows up in real and concrete ways. I know that’s all I have to do. The angels have spoken.

If you want to do something like this, and choose a theme, try asking your angels to give you the right idea. Yes, you may certainly make a vision board, a list of potential words and phrases, and/or a fist to determine your theme. But I find that simple is usually best. So here is your script:

“Hello, angels/guides/helpers/God/Universe/sub-conscious. I want a theme for 2015. What do you got?”

And then shut up and listen.

Much love, peace, and HELP to you in the coming year and beyond! Love and kisses, Susan K.

The Attractor Factor

Just a quick rec for one of the books I am currently reading.

Dr. Joe Vitale’s The Attractor Factor is a real game-changer.  It is  a simple system of spiritual/energetic tools for manifestation.  Joe shares a wealth of spiritual information, too, most of which I teach also, but much of which is still new to people.

I’ve mentioned before that it is remarkably similar to my own 3-D system, so of course I have to recommend it!  And I am also inspired to write my 3-D into a book, so I have Joe to thank for that too.

Entrepreneurs: That Was Then, This Is Now

“Hard work never killed anybody, but why take the chance?”  —Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist, 1903-1978

As a business owner, I like to offer my fellow entrepreneurs helpful information when I can.  So if you’re not in that audience, it’s okay to skip this one!  Otherwise, read on!

I started my first business in 1999.  Like so many first-time entrepreneurs, I had lost my last job to a lay-off, so I started providing my job skills as a consultant.  It was my great fortune to start a facilities project management consultancy during a huge boom in the hi-tech industry in Austin.  The architects referred their clients to me willingly, because I did all the add-on stuff that their clients needed but the architects didn’t do.  In short, I had more work than I could handle and hired a project manager in short order.

Back then, I did not network–at least, not consciously.  Certainly, I went to association functions and talked to all kinds of people, kept up with all my vendors and contractors, etc.  But I didn’t do any real marketing, didn’t have a website (You could get away with that back then), it was all word of mouth, and lots of it!

Nowadays, things are completely different.  I became an expert networker, and I was so good at it, that about 80-90% of my business came from referrals.  I also developed the curriculum for a networking workshop, which I still teach on occasion.  And I now spend approximately half of my working week on marketing in some capacity.  This blog post, for example.

Fortunately for me, I really enjoy marketing.  I like writing, conceptualizing, planning, and creating.  I am not in the kind of business that would be helped by cold calls.  (Thank goodness.  I really don’t like cold calls.)  I do less networking, but that has more to do with geography at the moment than with a lack of desire or need.  I’ve put out some feelers in my new city, but haven’t gotten very involved yet.

The other thing that I do differently now is work on the energetic side of my business.  That means the spirit of my business, my own thoughts and energy, my spiritual world.  Back in 1999, I had only an inkling of the awakening that was to come.  Yes, I listened to my inner guidance–in fact, it was a “message from the Cosmos” that created my first business–but I didn’t study Law of Attraction, meditate regularly, or work on my thoughts, feelings, and spirit. 

Now I do.  And this is as important a part of my work as anything I do.  Not just because I am in a spiritual, transformational business, but also because it is so important to be aligned with the work you are doing.

My current Clarity Statement or Personal Statement arrived whole in a moment of meditation:  “I joyfully use my gifts in service to others, and I joyously receive payment in return.”  I start each day by repeating this as many times as feels necessary, some days only once, some days over and over!

What about you?  Have you changed your methods of marketing and getting new clients in the past few years?  If not, it’s time to look at what you’re doing and how.  The world is changing fast.  Consumers–your clients included–are awakening to a new world, a new way of thinking and feeling, a new alignment.  Are you tuned into them?

Should Healing Be Free?

From Pamela Bruner of Make Your Success Easy
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Should Healing Be Free?

I received an email this week from one of my subscribers, saying that he wouldn’t participate in a very low-priced tapping offering because the people that he worked with (people with addictions, depression, etc) couldn’t afford it. He also said that the spirit of EFT was to be given away, not sold.

I hear this frequently from healers. There are some who believe that healing should be given away, and that to make money, especially to make more money than you need for subsistence living, is just wrong if you’re a healer. I disagree with this, and here’s why.

1) Just because some people can’t afford something doesn’t mean that it should be given away free to all. Some people can’t afford to shop at Walmart. Should Walmart give away their wares? I’m not arguing against charity – I believe strongly in giving back. I believe that businesses have a responsibility to charge for the transformation that they provide, and then give back in some way as well. But if you give it all away, you’re broke, out of business, and have NOTHING to give back. Jack Canfield taught me ‘When you’re poor, the good that you can do is limited to your physical presence.’ Jack taught me how to write multi-thousand dollar checks to charity. Wouldn’t you like to have more reach?

2) People value what they pay for. Period. I’ve seen it over and over again. Free resources go unused, dismissed, and de-valued – no matter how valuable – just because they are free. Giving tastes of what you do for free is great – it allows people to sample, experiment and lower their risk before they invest with you. EVERY wealthy EFTer I know, and unfortunately there aren’t many, gives away free support in some form. But giving everything away – or underpricing it – means that the transformation you provide will in many cases be ignored. And that’s a real shame. (It also creates an attitude of entitlement, which is currently rampant in the world and further disempowers people.)

3) You have to take care of yourself to do your work well. It may be true in healing that the work comes through you, not by you, and that you’re acting as a channel for Spirit. But if you’re constantly overworked, stressed about money, or not practicing good self-care because you don’t have the time or the resources, you’re not an effective healer/coach/practitioner. You do actually need to live well, take time off, eat good food, etc, in order to do your best work – the work that truly serves your clients and the world.

4) If you’re a healer, and you’re broke, it’s probably not because you’re chock-full of clients and not charging enough. It’s because you don’t have enough clients, which means you’re not helping as many people as you could. In order to truly help people, you need to get out, market yourself, grow your business, talk to people, be confident in what you do, and so much more. This takes time, energy, and yes – money. To do good, it takes cash. It’s been said ‘It took millions to keep Mother Teresa poor.’ She was constantly attracting money, although she didn’t choose to keep it for herself. Is your system working that well?

5) Poverty is not a status-symbol. Humans all have a need for status (this is a psychological fact.) There is always something that you are better at than someone else, and something that others are better at than you. Too many healers are claiming poverty as a status symbol, i.e. ‘I’m a better person because I’m not rich, in fact I’m barely scraping by.’ I’ll admit that I used to hold this mistaken, disempowering belief back when I was a musician. Because I couldn’t make that much money, I would denigrate those who did. It was petty. It’s not noble to be poor. Look for another way to feel good about yourself, rather than poverty.

If you want to be poor, you can. If you want to make more money, you can do that as well. Be aware that it’s a choice, and empower yourself by honoring both the choice that works for you, and the choice made by those who want to do more good in the world by becoming wealthy, and sharing their gifts.

3-D: Three Easy Steps to Getting What You Want

3-dI’ve referred to this enough times and sent it to so many clients that I decided it’s time to post it here!  This is my manifestation tool that I call “3-D”.  Please use it in good health and let me know how it goes for you!

[originally published July 7, 2009]

Oh, you know how to get what you want, don’t you? Study and get your education, work hard, and then harvest the fruits of your labors.

Is that working in your life? Do your efforts consistently produce exactly what you want? Do you have the job and the relationships you really want? Do you look forward to every day, every moment?

If there are any gaps, whether they are material or emotional or spiritual, I’m going to give you a simple formula to manifest what you want. This is a process I teach my clients on a more in-depth level, but even the basics will work for you.

I call it “3-D” and here it is:

1-D: Declare it perfect, just like it is.

Whatever the dissatisfying situation, declare it perfect. For example, you find yourself wishing you could find a job you like better. When you make that wish, stop yourself and say, “No. It’s perfect, just like it is.”  It’s a good idea to throw in a “thank you” too.  I have created shifts by doing only this first step.

There’s some kind of Universe Reverse Psychology that takes place with the “Declare it perfect” process. You know how sometimes it seems you get the opposite of what you were hoping for, like that new job? Well, saying the opposite of what you want can sometimes produce a profound effect. Try it.

2-D: Determine the feelings you want from the wish.

Look back at your original wish-and keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be stated in the form of a wish. “I hate my job” is similar to the example I used in 1-D. So if it helps, turn your statement of dissatisfaction into a wish.

Then determine what you want to feel, if you could get your wish.

Wish:              I wish I could find a job I like better.  If I could, I would feel…

Feelings:       If I could, I would feel…
happy when I go to work.
empowered by what I do every day.
appreciated (everywhere).
productive.
like I am making a difference.
like I could enjoy the people around me.
that I love my boss.
that I love my job.

Notice the way I stated each feeling in a positive way. I didn’t say any of them like, “I would feel like my boss fell off a cliff” or “I would feel like my office burned down.” It’s just about your feelings and how you want to feel. Write them down if that helps you to be clear with yourself.

3-D: Ask for the desire to do whatever will bring you those feelings.

Read that again. Ask for the desire to do whatever will bring you those feelings.

Let’s take it apart. “Ask” means whatever works for you-traditional prayer, asking your higher self, even setting an intention for meditation. But ask someone in some way.

“Desire” is the same thing as “idea” or “motivation”. You know how hard it is to stick to a diet? And why? Most people blame willpower, or the lack thereof. But willpower has nothing to do with it. If you simply want to do something, it becomes very easy.

“Whatever” is the action that will bring you those feelings. You want to leave it completely open, because you may not know what that action is. Sure, you know about getting your education and getting a job and working hard so you can play hard. But what if you just “had an idea” or “felt motivated” to do something that would bring those feelings?

In the case of wanting a job you like better, what if it turned out that you could have those feelings at the job you have now? But you did something that brought you those good feelings you determined you wanted in 2-D. What if you simply “had an idea” to get counseling, read a book, or have a conversation with your boss–and that action made all the difference?

I’ll give you a real-life example of how this worked for me: I wanted to lose weight. I know all those “hows” of losing weight, simply eat less and move more, right? Well, I didn’t want to, and I didn’t know which kind of exercise would work best for me, plus I didn’t want to eat less! So I declared it perfect: perfect body, perfect health, just like it was.

Then I thought about all the feelings I wanted from losing weight: to feel thinner, prettier, healthier, sexier; to feel like I was buying smaller sizes of clothes; to feel attractive; etc. And then I asked for the desire to do whatever would bring me those feelings. And then I went about my business.

Well, lo and behold, a few days later, I felt like going for a walk. I had the desire, idea, or motivation to do so. I put on my walking shoes and headed out the door. It was almost without thinking, like it wasn’t even me!

Six weeks later, I was walking almost every day for about 35 minutes, and I noticed a smaller number on the scale. I thought about what I had been eating-was it possible I had cut back on breads and starches and added more salads and vegetables? I didn’t even know for sure.

There was no willpower involved. There was simply a motivation that I was hardly aware of. And I lost 15 pounds in just a few months.

Try 3-D on your job, your marriage, your love life, your weight, anything that you lack or want to improve. And then let me know how well it worked for you!

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