As you’re meandering along the beach with the seagulls making a distinct sound in your ears, you notice this bottle half stuck in the sand at the waters edge. You can hardly contain your excitement as, with hands starting to tremble, you gingerly unroll the paper you extracted from the bottle. Only to find with glee that it is not one, but several pages rolled into the bottle! Then your hands start to tremble. Your heart begins to do a loud boom boom in your ears. The message, the story you are reading – it is about…..
Please let your light shine and believe that YOU are destined for greater things, as too the people’s lives you continue to touch.
You may realise you have a weed when you feel discontent, or unhappiness or unease in your life. Here’s how to discover your weeds and eradicate them.
Every now and then, you come across an inspiring individual who is taking action to make a difference in the world. A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate to meet such a person; standing in the supermarket checkout of all places! It turned out that the guy standing in front of me, Andrew Cadigan (or Cad as he’s mostly known), is on an epic journey to walk – yes, you read that correctly, walk! – across Australia to raise funds for the Cancer Council. A journey of some 17,000 kms (around 10,500 miles). I grabbed his ‘Oz On Foot’ business card and, intrigued about Cad’s adventure, I had a look at his website and was amazed at what he is doing. Cad’s slogan is “One Man, One Pram, Two Feet and a Heart Beat!” I interviewed Cad and asked him why he decided to go on his epic journey, what he gave up in his life to do it, and what keeps him going in tough times. Listen in to Cad’s inspiring story… Please do share the video to spread the message! Let’s lend our support to Cad so he can raise a lot of funds for the Cancer Council and meet (actually, exceed!) his goal! To share either: – Click on the share buttons at the top and bottom of this article – Copy the page URL and post or email it - http://www.tara-west.com/2011/epic-journey-across-australia – Copy the YouTube video link and post or email it - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6cQTcUx-Dk Thank you To make a donation: – Visit Cad’s website: http://www.OzOnFoot.com and donate directly to the fundraising arm of the Cancer Council – Follow Cad’s journey (via his website) and when he’s in your town, pay him a visit! – If you see Cad on the side of the road, consider pulling over, saying G’day, and handing over your spare change!
Your Life Purpose works hand-in-hand with your values and, the two combined, give you the unwavering belief in what you stand for and ensures you live your life by design, not someone else’s making. You are happier and fulfilled when doing what’s most important to you AND expressing it in every part of your life.
None of us are perfect. We all have flaws for sure. How, then, under repeated pressure, can we avoid allowing small cracks in our integrity to form?
Please take a moment to view this short video about The Empty Suitcase Project, by Jeremy Manongdo, to help out the kids in Tanzania. Truly inspirational!
I was watching a video by Mary Morrissey in the new iLearningGlobal website today, and I’d like to share it with you. It was all about directing power to create dispelling doubt. When doubt creeps in, it can change the whole outcome of your entire life. Whether it’s doubt for something personal happening in your life… doubt for something you want to do with your business (or doubt that sees you not even getting off the starting block)… doubt for something in your relationships… and so on. By entertaining the doubt, you are altering your decisions and outcomes; the entire vibration of your mind, which gives rise to ideas that make available the answers for you. This therefore can change the whole outcome of your entire life. Can you recall a time when you initially listened closely and deeply to something that ‘felt right’ and, after making a decision to go forward with it, some doubt crept in that prevented you from taking action – from following through on your decision? Maybe it was your own saboteur, maybe it was worry about “how” it would all come to fruition, maybe it was something negative you read in the newspaper, or maybe it was a lack of support or doubt by people close to you in your life. The thing is, when you listen to that doubt and let that doubt rule your decisions (that you knew, instinctively, were right in the first place), you are altering the whole course of your life. You are holding yourself back from stepping out with passion and purpose to live your dreams! Don’t be concerned about needing to know the answers immediately, or worrying about how it will all come together. When you are in harmony with your vibrations, the “how” will present itself to you. “Stand guard at the portal of your own mind.” Emerson Visit Mary Morrissey’s website for a free dream-building kit: http://marymorrissey.com
What does it mean to be in your authentic power? It can be fairly said that when someone is in their authentic power, they are coming from a place within themselves, which in turn creates a charismatic presence that others tune into. That is, the person’s language and actions epitomises who they are, as a person, and emanates a light that others recognise, believe in, and listen to. Sometimes, when we think of power we think of someone who is wielding control and dominance. Look back in history and you more than likely can think of several people of influence – in their time – who lived up to this meaning; and it is usually these same people we don’t think fondly of! But when we think of all the inspirational leaders, both past and present, who, in one way or another, influenced your life, then you are seeing someone in their authentic power. Ghandi, Mother Theresa, The Dalai Llama, Nelson Mandela are just a few that come to my mind. Who comes to your mind as a true leader? What traits do you recognise? Leaders who are authentic in their power are genuine, speak from the heart, are factual, have strength in their words and posture, live by what they say, and seemingly without the need to do so exercise a calming influence and authority that is neither domineering nor condescending. Do not be fearful of power. Authentic power is empowering, rather than disempowering, and does not seek to dominate over another human being. Your Authentic Power can change other people’s lives for the better, and YOUR life. The heart you touch today through your authentic power can be the catalyst and turning point for another. There are many different kinds of power. True power comes from serving and helping others. Such behavior makes people respect you. They are willing to listen to your views and advice, and they support you. The energy of many people is thus channeled through one person. This kind of power is positive and authentic. Dalai Lama How do you “get into” your Authentic Power? We all have authentic power within us and you can tap into it whenever you desire. Think back to a time when you felt extremely confident – in your own power. What did it feel like? What was happening when you felt that power? William James (American philosopher) said: “Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, ‘This is the real me,’ and when you have found that attitude, follow it.” Your Authentic Power is your values – who you are, what you stand for and believe in. When you follow what you believe in and what matters to you – what you are PASSIONATE about – you step out with conviction and purpose. This is your Authentic Power that people subconsciously tune into and are drawn to. Try this exercise and see how it works for you. When you go out next to the store, the park or wherever you are going, before you head out, visualise and hold in your heart the person you are – no matter if you haven’t got there yet. If you want to be the next President of the United States, or a visionary missionary in a country most people haven’t heard of – whatever it is that is in YOUR heart. Visualise it, hold it there in your inner space and LIVE it. Play a movie in your mind of YOU and what is happening in your life… the genuine influence that is surrounding you. Believe in your movie. Then go out and hold that person, YOU, and that movie in your heart and mind. I can guarantee that you will be amazed at the people that are attracted to you because you are emanating your own Authentic Power. Article by Tara West © 2009 _______________________________________________________________________ What did you think of this post? Leave me a comment below and don’t forget to share it