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Choosing Joy

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I love writing books, but at this moment in my work, I’m branching out into different projects. I’ve been dancing a lot to show people that you have to live your joy.  It’s not enough to make a checklist about what you’re planning to do and follow a lot of theories that will get you there. You have to simply make a decision to do it, and claim what is yours. Take action. Remain open hearted and have an attitude of positivity. Quit analyzing, and just go for it.

Once you are committed, you must demonstrate to The Universe that YOU GET IT and practice joy in the present moment.  No matter what the activity, live your joy fully and wholeheartedly. Without doing this, you will miss the point in life. Joy and love are the highest vibrations.  It’s what we are all here to express. Joy is a conscious choice.

Since women are gatekeepers and facilitators, they are good at serving others and creating strong connections in business and families. But women tend to put joy aside in favor of generating families, prosperity, relationships, and making certain everyone’s needs are met but their own. Additionally, what pushes joy aside is dwelling in the past, the #1 joy inhibitor. Regularly revisiting old traumas and negative emotions and experiences prevents personal growth and makes for unconscious participation in life. By the time many women are in their 40’s and 50’s, they feel like over ripe tomatoes on the brink of explosion. Not a good place to be emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

To feel empowered to create a life of joy, and be true to yourself, honor what YOU love to do. It is an expression of your deeper self. Have courage to put the past aside and everyone’s needs aside to dedicate time to yourself. When you achieve a healthy balance, you will be able to rejuvenate and replenish the energies that keep you engaged and creatively productive.

There are three ways to get closer to experiencing joy that Katana Abbot and I will be talking about on Smart Women Talk Radio this month:

1. A step towards personal growth is releasing the past and staying in the present moment. Practice life as a joyful exercise in the present. You’ll be glad you did.

2. Spirituality is how much joy you have in your life.

3. You can create the life you choose. It takes clarity and passion. Be consistent.

Join me on September 16th 2014 to talk about “Choosing Joy” on the Smart Women Talk Radio show! If you missed the show you can hear the interview here.

 

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How do we walk through a challenge without fear?

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How do we walk through a challenge without fear? In the last 3 ½ years, I’ve been fortunate to have only had a pulled hamstring as a dance injury. But after limping home early from Holiday Dance Classic in Vegas, and the entire break dedicated to rest and meeting with good surgeons, I’ve learned that my feet are very angry. Lately, I’ve been thanking them for all the years they have given me, and for holding me up during years of competitive sports – sailing, squash, golf, skiing all over the world, and of course, ballroom dancing. Now, the bone spurs in my big toes and a host of other joint and tendon challenges in my feet and ankles are just too painful to carry on so it’s time to take a journey on another dance floor. When life shifts so dramatically, it’s usually perceived as a setback, but I’m not going to view it that way. There will be wonderful people to meet along the way and who knows? Maybe I’ll teach my physical therapist how to waltz. This is a time to practice the principles of positive thinking, and to remind everyone that 

I learned this from Sri Amma Bhagavan in India years ago, and during a prayer session and meditation with them over Christmas, I realized that there is absolutely no room in my consciousness for fear or sadness, only the energy and discipline to manifest a complete healing. I am moving forward… walking on sunshine, and going to beat this. In my mind, I already have.

© Charlene M Proctor and The Goddess Network, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more affirmations, read The Women’s Book of Empowerment: 323 Affirmations that Change Everyday Problems into Moments of Potential.

Single in Purpose

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When you are single in purpose, you recognize that thought truly creates all of your experiences. Do you want success? Then do not think of failure. If you choose to consider every negative alternative, you are a house divided. It is not possible to go in two directions at once! Stay focused on thoughts, emotions, or memories that serve you and your goals best.

Thought for the day: Success takes place in the mind first. Your thoughts have the power to shake heaven.

Many Blessings,

 

© Charlene M Proctor and The Goddess Network, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more affirmations, read The Women’s Book of Empowerment: 323 Affirmations that Change Everyday Problems into Moments of Potential.

 

Give The Essence of You

red heartA rich person does not cast their material worth into the treasure of humanity; they give all they have by giving humanity who they are. Giving monetary donations and material things certainly help, but learn to give the essence of your higher self. This true wealth is your time, compassion, love, or anything that comes from your heart. Love yourself and find ways to give from your heart.

Thought for the day: Love yourself with every cell of your being. You are a treasure on earth.

Many Blessings,

 

© Charlene M Proctor and The Goddess Network, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more affirmations, read The Women’s Book of Empowerment: 323 Affirmations that Change Everyday Problems into Moments of Potential.

Accept and Forgive

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We honor the creative principle when we recognize that we are filled with divine light. But we diminish our light when nurse a grudge and are bound to negative energy. Instead, focus on your spiritual growth. Practice forgiveness and recognize that an individualized spark of God exists in everyone. Do your best to rise above negative circumstances and take the high road.

Thought for the day: The path to joy is lit with acceptance and forgiveness.
Many Blessings,

 

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Saving Coyote Joe

 

 

Coyote JoeA few days ago my son Vaughn discovered a critter wandering on the road and brought him home, thinking it was a fox pup. He also thought I would be happy to raise this little guy in my backyard who was severely dehydrated, and infested with parasites and mange. After nearly a hundred calls to wildlife rehabilitation specialists, and a couple of photos of the Little Guy sent by text to the experts, it was confirmed: he was a coyote. And no wildlife center or rescue operation within a 4-hour radius would take him. Since coyotes are neighborhood predators of cats and dogs, and considered a nuisance where we live, others recommended that we either have him removed by the police or kill him ourselves. Discouraged, but with my mothering impulse intact, I knew there had to be a better way, especially since we had already named him Joe. We stayed up most the night feeding Joe applesauce and water, and asked for a spiritual solution to present itself.

Yesterday, after being turned down by countless wildlife centers, I remembered going to school in Indiana, a state with endless farms and beautiful woods. I visualized Joe living there. So, we revisited the internet list, this time leaving dozens of messages for anyone living in Indiana who would be interested in tending to Joe’s needs, raise him to be self-sufficient then release him into his natural habitat.Charlene Proctor article

Within minutes, Kush, a wildlife specialist, who raises baby owls, turtles, birds of all sorts, foxes, and other baby animals unfortunate enough to have lost their way, returned our call. She said 2 days ago she prayed someone would call her and give her a coyote pup, as she had rescued a young female earlier in the week.  Could this be true? The coyote mother, she said, had been killed by a vehicle and the 8-week old pup, the same age as Joe, had been injured, but was healthy enough to be healed and taught self-sufficiency. Kush needed another coyote right away to help her stay warm and learn to eat.

We volunteered to make the trek to give Joe and his companion the life they were meant to live. With Kush’s kindness and love, we know the two pups will have a great chance of survival, and take their place in the ecosystem later this year on her 40 acres of property.

Sometimes in life, you may be afraid to make a request in the form of a prayer. Situations may seem hopeless or outlandish, where you feel a viable solution is a longshot at best. You may be tempted to take the easy way out. But you cannot live without faith. Trust God. Unlike praying for the winning lotto numbers or a new Ferrari to make an appearance in your life tomorrow, a heartfelt, powerful prayer with an underlying Coyotetrue need and a strong intention for change can bring instant results.

Yesterday, we were the answer to Kush’s prayer. How amazing! Besides, Joe taught us that against all odds, we can change our energy to jumpstart the process. Pray when the chips are down! The Universe, in its infinite wisdom acts like a Rubik’s cube, and will begin to align the situation or relationships as soon as we ask. Only then, as we learned, can life flow effortlessly where all creatures great and small find way their home.

 

Many Blessings,