How Lucky Are You?

The other night on Facebook, my husband posted a link to this article: “Derren Brown: The Experiments – When “We” goes too far“. In this article, there was a YouTube video of the UK TV show, The Experiments. I have to say, I watched this video in fascinated horror at what the faceless “mob” will do to another person.

It got me curious about this show, though. Are all of Derren Brown’s experiments nasty? Certainly, the Guilt Trip episode was. And then I watched this one:

It is a fascinating experiment on how we create our own luck. Essentially, he plants the idea in a small town that a certain dog statue is lucky.  After several months, the townspeople certainly feel they have better luck than they did before. By planting the idea of luck, the people began to draw more luck to themselves.

So what kind of luck do you believe you have? In the show, Derren suggests that your luck is partly how you believe it to be, and partly based on seeing and taking opportunities. Another way to phrase the question, then, is do you see the opportunities that are around you?

Here are some ways to begin to see more opportunities:

  • Listen to people. A lot of times, we only half-listen to what the people around us are saying. When we don’t give our full attention to what others have to say, we can miss opportunities.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. One man in the video didn’t even see a 50 pound note laying on the ground because he was not aware of his surroundings.
  • Solve problems. A Lot of opportunities masquerade as problems. They may seem awful at the time, and then once you are through the other side, you see what a wonderful opportunity that problem really was.
  • Change your perspective. Is the glass half empty, or is it half full? It’s like those optical illusions – when you shift your view, the whole picture changes. (Life coaching is great for helping to change your perspective.)

I encourage you to make your own luck, even if that means getting out your lucky penny or lucky rabbit’s foot from when you were a child. You never know, you might get lucky!

Blessings,

Mary

PS. You can still get a lucky savings of $10 off the Elements of Abundance course if you take advantage of the opportunity before July 3rd.

Busy-ness and Business

June is a crazy month for me, and especially the last half of the month. I am so glad it is almost over!

busy personTwo of my boys have their birthdays in June, so we have birthday parties to deal with. Mostly we combine their parties into one event, because trying to find two separate dates at the end of June to have parties is just crazy.

Then there are all the end of school activities, and ceremonies and parties and beach days. The amount of permission slips I have signed in the last two weeks is out of control! Part of me wonders why they bother even calling it school at this time of year. But if it gets their required educational days in, I guess that makes everyone happy.

Father’s Day and the Summer Solstice are also end of June activities, and the Full Moon tends to fall in this time frame as well.

This year I’ve got an extra serving of work on my plate with the classes I am taking, and the assignments I have to grade for the class I taught. Thankfully, I have managed to finish grading all the assignments that have been turned in. Yay, me!

That covers the busy-ness. Now the business…

I’m running the Elements of Abundance course again, starting this week! You can register here, and it is only $47 for the 5-week class. The people who took it at the beginning of the year had some excellent results, and very good things to say about the course. And if you’re feeling lucky, there is still a bit of time to check out the Facebook contest!

You also still have time to register for my Summer Coaching Special. This is an amazing deal, with the 2 hour Discovery Session and 8 weeks of coaching – over $1000 worth of coaching for only $250! You’d be amazed at what you can accomplish in just 2 months. You can register for that here:

Summer Coaching Special for only $250

I look forward to working with you!

Blessings,

Mary

Summer Specials from Walks Within

I’ve been sick all weekend, so this probably isn’t the best time for me to make decisions like this.

Summer Sale at Walks WithinOn the other hand, I’ve been thinking about this for quite a while, and I figure there’s no time like now to let you know about it.

Starting on Thursday, June 27th I’ll be running The Elements of Abundance program again! The Elements of Abundance is a 5-week course that walks you through the process of manifestation to help you stop living a double life and start living the life you love.

Here’s what one person had to say about the last course:

Seriously, I’m just beginning to grasp the profound changes stemming from this course. The very first call planted a seed, the following calls nurtured it, and now darned if I don’t have a forest popping up around me. It’s humbling and inspiring and encouraging me that I’m moving in the right direction.

~Karen in CA

Back in February I held a contest for people who commented on my post about Money Myths. I was waiting to announce the winner until I knew for sure when I would be running the course again. I’m pleased to announce Sarah is the winner! Sarah, I’ll be contacting you with information on how to register for the course.

Everyone else, click here to register!

This summer I’m also offering a life coaching special. (This is the one I should really be waiting until the cold medication wears off to decide on, but here goes nothing!)

For July and August only, you can get:

  • A 2 hour Discovery Session
  • plus 8 weeks of coaching

for only $250

Just to let you know how big a deal this is… Normally, this would cost you over $1000, so you’re saving more than 75% off my regular rates. I also usually ask for a 3 month commitment, so you’re saving there as well.

There’s no pressure for you to continue coaching after the 8 weeks if you aren’t interested or able. And yet I think you’ll find that life coaching can help keep you on track to achieve your goals faster and easier than you imagine.

Why am I doing this? Well, I have some extra time in my schedule coming up this summer, and I really enjoy helping people. Also, I know what a big financial commitment coaching can be, so I’m doing what I can to make the decision a no-brainer.

What’s the catch? You have to be a new client. And you have to make your commitment by the end of June. I can only guarantee I’ll have the extra time through the summer. In the fall, my schedule packs up again. (Though if you do wish to continue coaching after the summer, I will have some spots available.) And I can’t afford to keep my rates this low forever!

Feel free to email me if you have any questions. And if you’re ready to sign up now, here’s the button:

Summer Coaching Special for only $250

Happy Summer!

Mary

PS. There’s still lots of free stuff available here!

Money Myths, Abundance and a Giveaway!

I don’t remember ever hearing it outright, but somehow when I was young I learned that truly spiritual people did not need or want money. There are lots of clichés about money:

  • money treeMoney is the root of all evil.
  • It is better to give than to receive.
  • Neither a borrower nor a lender be.
  • Money doesn’t grow on trees.
  • You can’t take it with you.
  • Money isn’t everything.
  • Money can’t buy happiness.

Some of these have truth in them, and some are, unfortunately, mis-quotes. For example, I have learned from a number of different sources that the first two quotes should really read, “The love of money is the root of all evil,” and, “It is better to be in a position to give than in a position where you need to receive.” Taken all together, the message I got was that money, or wealth, is bad.

It probably didn’t help that my family didn’t have a lot of money. My dad was always talking about this plan or that opportunity, but he never “made it” with any of them. Every once in a while, my father would tell me about how he could have made a lot of money with this or that, except for the thing that held him back. There is always an excuse.

Several years ago, I spent a lot of time attending courses and listening to audios and reading books about how to become successful or how to become wealthy.  I learned a lot, but following in my father’s footsteps, I had a number of excuses and I did not apply what I have learned in my life.  As easy as it might be to blame my parents, I don’t.

The courses I went to were great at motivating me while I was there in the room and surrounded by others who were just as hyped up as I was.  Unfortunately, they didn’t offer an action plan to get me going or keep me motivated once I got home.  They also did a very good job at appealing to my logic, but failed to engage my spirit.  Once again, it sounds like I am blaming the courses for my lack of action, but please believe that I do not.  I take full responsibility for my procrastination!

One course I went to at the end of October 2008 was different from the others.  Instead of trying to teach methods of becoming wealthy, the point was to work on discovering the negative beliefs and conditioning we all have around money, and replace them with positive and supportive beliefs.  I was amazed at the energy level of the room, and astounded at the depth of the work accomplished in a huge room of 450 people.  The presenters managed to create and hold safe space for us to work in.  I uncovered many of my own limiting beliefs and patterns.

Today, I understand and believe deep in my core that I am a child of the Divine.  Since the Divine Spirit created everything in the Universe, and since I am a child of the Divine, everything in the Universe is my inheritance.  It is my birthright, and yours!  Each of us has come to this place and this time for a specific reason, and everything we need to accomplish our individual purposes has been provided for us.  All we need to do is ask and be open to receiving.

In the Elements of Abundance class, we worked on changing our beliefs about money, our feelings about wealth, our actions to achieve our visions, and how we receive the abundance that is all around us. And even I have been amazed at the results the people in the class have been having!

I’ll be running another session in the late spring. Would you like to take part? I’m giving away a spot in my next Elements of Abundance course, and you could be the lucky winner! Just leave a comment below (on the blog, not on Facebook) letting me know why you would like to take the Elements of Abundance course. I’ll announce the lucky winner April 15th. Good luck!

Blessings,

Mary

How did that happen?

Apparently I haven’t written a blog post in about two weeks. It doesn’t feel like that long… where did the time go?

Shhhh!Last week I got sidetracked. And unfortunately, I can’t share much about it. Other than that it is something VERY exciting for me, and as soon as I have leave to share more details, I will let you know. I really want to write more, because a certain Goddess has really taken the spotlight in my life right now, but because She is connected with this exciting news, I have to keep quiet. (Any of you who know what I am talking about, please don’t share yet!)

I think I’m on the verge of taking on too much again. Either that or I’m about to experience some major growth. Or both.

I’ve had quite a few opportunities come my way, and many of them I have turned down, in the interest of keeping my sanity. I’ve also taken on several commitments that have me questioning my sanity!

I’m leading a series of telecalls on The Elements of Abundance. It’s exciting to finally have it under way, since I’ve been talking about it for so long. And the response to the first class was very positive. I’m glad I opted for the “short” version – only five weeks instead of ten!

I’m starting a class tonight that goes for most of the year. I have an online class every week, and I know there are daily practices I will have to do. I’m excited, and a little nervous. I have heard there is deep inner work that happens in this class. I’m looking forward to the learning, and a little unsure of what I will find when I look inside myself. It’s mostly good, I think, and the stuff that isn’t has been buried for a long time, so it may not be very pretty.

And then there’s the thing I can’t talk about yet. Which is a lot of work for a few months – some inner work, and a lot of research. There’s some excitement and nerves mixed in with this commitment as well.

All of this on top of my prior responsibilities – family, Circle, and work.

So basically, if the postings become sporadic over the next little while, that’s why. I’m not ignoring you, really. I’m just working on avoiding overwhelm by managing my commitments.

Here’s to an exciting start to 2013!

Blessings,

Mary

I’m Teaching a Class – Have You Signed Up Yet?

Hey! Have you heard the news? I’m teaching a class!

Live the life you love 2013Yes, I’m jumping in with both feet, and I’ve scheduled the first (of many, I hope) Elements of Abundance classes. It starts next Thursday, January 10th. That’s less than a week away!

I’m not usually one to toot my own horn like this, or write lengthy sales pages (because I hate reading them). I’m not going to try to scare you into buying my product, out of some sort of scarcity thinking – heck, that’s what we’re wanting to get out of and into abundance! I’d prefer you sign up because you’ve found value from my blog and videos, and you’d like to receive even more.

I also know that if i chicken out and don’t tell anyone what I’m doing then it’s not going to be very successful. So, I’m making sure you know about what’s coming up.

Next Thursday, starting at 6:00 pm Pacific time, it begins. We’re going to start with getting clear on what it is you want, and then going through the steps, as reflected by the natural world around us and the four elements, to getting (or creating, really) the life you desire. The process is simple, though not always easy! We’re going to have a pretty small group because I want to make sure I can give each of you the individualized attention you deserve.

If you’re ready to make 2013 a fantastic year, full of abundance and the life you long to live, head on over to the Elements of Abundance and sign up today! I look forward to seeing you on the calls!

Blessings,

Mary

 

No More Stalling!

I’ve been writing about The Elements of Abundance Program since this summer, saying I’m going to launch it soon, keep your eyes out, blah blah blah. I’ve also written about my stumbling blocks, my excuses and my fears that have stopped me from launching the program up to this point.

I still feel like I’m not ready.

I’m not going to let that hold me back any longer, though.

I am reminded of a quote about commitment that one of my mentors shared with me several years ago:

The Universe supports meUntil one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back – Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.

~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

And so I begin. The date is set, the registration page is up, and I am now committed. You are all my witnesses. 🙂

The first Elements of Abundance 5-week Teleclass will begin on Thursday, January 10th at 6:00 pm Pacific. You can register here!

I’m keeping this session small – I’m only taking the first 12 registrations because I want to give you my full attention.

I hope to see you on the calls!

Blessings,

Mary

Happy Solstice-time Holy-day!

This is going to be brief because my parents are here visiting, my boys are bouncing around excited to open presents tomorrow, and I’m pouring all my writing efforts into launching the first Elements of Abundance 5-week teleclass!

holiday blessingsWishing you a very happy and blessed Holy-day, whichever one you choose to celebrate. May this time be filled with love, good food and lots of laughter.

Blessings,

Mary