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June is an artist, writer, speaker and advocate for self-empowerment. In 1999, illness overcame her life. During her unwavering search for physical wellness, she stumbled upon the subject of emotional wellness. This discovery led her down a path of self-empowerment for which she will always be grateful. It opened the doorway to her heart. As a result, she has spent a great deal of the past fourteen years focusing on personal growth and self-help. June’s mission is to share what she has learned with other people to support them on their wondrous and sometimes rocky journey. She conducts workshops, writes and paints to share her passion and wisdom with her fellow advocates for self-empowerment.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have so much to be thankful for and I want to express my deep gratitude to my readers and supporters.
You enable me to reach out to others and share my passion. This means a great deal to me.

Thank you for your support! I wish you and your families a loving and peaceful Thanksgiving Holiday!



Friday, November 18, 2011

Refuse to Define

One of the most liberating activities that we can do for ourselves is refuse to define; no longer assign an absolute meaning to people, places and things. Assign no absolutes to anything.

Why? We are not all that well informed about much of the stuff (people, places and things) that we define. Sure, we think that we are, but our view is very, very, very limited (imagine 1,000 verys before the word limited). Our worldview is based on our own experiences and our past. Our knowledge is limited as well. And, for those of you that have been on the path of self-empowerment, you do know that we have a tendency to judge and project. All of these elements dramatically affect our thinking and how we define the world around us.

When you refuse to define, it opens your mind to opportunities, to understanding and to peace. Possibilities start emerging instead of limitations, dread and fear. Creativity and imagination move into action; you can see what you were unable to before because you were making the stuff fit your small worldview.

The world is full of infinite possibilities and rich with opportunities when you decide to no longer define. It gives rise to a new and improved perspective and attitude. Growth and progress is the result. After all, growth and progress happen because we are willing to see something new, something that we did not see before. 

Liberate yourself and open your mind. Refuse to define and see something new, something that elevates you.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Be an agent of change. ( Internally Grateful - Newsletter 11)

Action for the week:

Life is ours to create. Sometimes we forget that this is true. We give people, situations and circumstances the authority to rule our reality. We settle and accept what we truly find unacceptable. We look to others to save us (wouldn't that be great) instead of ourselves. We allow fear to rule instead of love.

We can change our situations and circumstances. We have the full authority to do so. We can be active participants in the creation of our reality or passive participants. The choice is always ours to make.

Take a few moments this week to think about something that has been troubling you. Something that you are having a difficult time being at peace with in your life. Allow yourself look at the situation with change in mind, with love in mind.

Ask yourself the following questions and thoughtfully answer them:

What do I really want out of this situation?

What am I creating?

Am I being an active or passive participant?

What do I need to understand to to change this situation and be more loving?

How can I become the authority in this situation and feel more peaceful?
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Thought for the week:

Allow love be your ruling authority, love for yourself
and love for all.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Meet People Halfway

This is something that took me a while to fully understand. You can only meet people halfway. Being that I am a reformed people pleaser, I have learned that halfway is the only way. When we go beyond our half, we cross a line. Crossing this line takes us into some type of destructive behavior. It may be minor or major, but it will surly be destructive to some degree.

When we try and be responsible for what others do, it hurts us. It may even hurt them at times, too. We need to be in charge of our self, no one else, and that is enough. Actually, all that is ever required. You can feel it in your heart when you are crossing the line. It creates emotional pain and distress. Pay attention to those that cause you to feel distress because you will likely find that you have crossed that line; the line that if given full respect to and honored, will create peace and harmony.

This week do a personal survey and notice where the line is in your relationships. Pay attention to the ones that are creating pain and notice how you may be crossing the line. Step backwards and meet them only halfway. You will get some sense of relief, I guarantee!  You will feel better because you are no longer taking responsibility for something that is beyond your control. You will be honoring yourself and doing what is best for all involved.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Think Well of Yourself!

Your thoughts create your life. When you choose to think well of
yourself and love your life, you send a message out into the universe:
“Look at me, I love my life! I’m doing great!”

Amazingly, without delay, the universe sends well-being your way.
Speak loudly with your thoughts, speak very clearly, and speak of love
and good fortune—and the universe will make it appear.