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Inrageous/Outrageous Self-Care Enchantments for March 27, 2008

Inrageous/Outrageous Self-Care Enchantments for This Week

About 10 years ago, before I started my coaching training but when I knew that my life purpose was to support women in their personal growth, I offered workshops and seminars that were all about empowering women and making them feel good, this in turn made me feel good!  As a result of further life experience, masterful coach training and lots of coaching experience I have come to understand that “feeling good” is only part of the equation.  Here in the Western world, we are very accustomed to the idea that life should be good and is all about the pursuit of happiness.  I believe that we are missing a whole range of experiences and actually setting ourselves up for a lot of frustration if we don’t also acknowledge and embrace the counter point, which is that chaos, upsets, negative emotions, crises, traumas and breakdowns can be and often are the catalysts for big personal and soul growth.  As Joseph Campbell writes about “the hero’s journey”, chaos and times of crisis can be the beginning, the whispering of “the call the adventure”.

So, your sacred self care enchantments for this week are about welcoming chaos, dissonance and upsets and are adapted from the “!3 Moon, Natural Time Calendar” for Spectral Tone 11.

Self Care Enchantments for the week:

1.    “Let go; let yourself be absorbed by life itself”.  Practice living in the moment and for this week, suspend planning, goal setting and striving and simply float on your inner tube down the “river of life”
And/or
2.    “Un-do, break down, mix it up”.  Do something totally uncharacteristic this week!
3.    “Expect breakthroughs to look like breakdowns”!  Think of a time in your life that felt like a “breakdown” and re-write the experience noting all the positive changes and goodness that resulted.  Expect major life transformations to show up as breakdowns and rather than denying or pushing away the negativity, pain and fear, welcome it and use it as a gateway or portal to soul growth and life transformation!

Check in for the next POW Game podcast (#8) http://www.positivelyoutrageouswomen.com/thepowgame.htm , which is all about welcoming chaos.

namaste,

Zoey

Zoey Ryan
coach . catalyst . shakti sage
life & business coach for women
“Coaching for your heart & soul”
www.positivelyoutrageouswomen.com
www.entrepreneurialsuperstars.com
604-323-3700

“I walk ahead of myself in perpetual expectancy of miracles”  – Anais Nin

Inrageous/Outrageous Self-Care Enchantments for March 13th, 2008

Inrageous/Outrageous Self-Care Enchantments for This Week

I have been deeply affected by the tragic and unseemly passing of a vibrant, “misbehaving woman”, Debrah Rafel Osborn.  Debrah, age 47 was a mother, wife, yogini, life coach, luminary and a very special person.  At Debrah’s wonderful “celebration of life” service, we were all reminded to hug our loved ones close, live life fully and HAVE FUN.  This is how Debrah lived her life!  I am reminded of Jack Kornfield’s words in “A Path With Heart” when he suggests that at the end of our time here on earth, we ask ourselves three questions: did I live life fully, did I love well, did I “let go”.  I believe that Debrah could have answered a resounding YES to those questions.  Can you?

So, your sacred self care enchantments for this week are all about living life fully, loving and having fun!

Self Care Enchantments for the week:

1.    Do something “wild and crazy” this week.  Maybe take a trip on the spur of the moment, do something that scares you, dye your hair blue, it doesn’t matter what it is, it just needs to feel wild and crazy to you!
2.    Answer the three questions above starting like this: how do I live life fully; how do I love well; how do I let go?
3.    Give your loved ones extra hugs!

namaste,

Zoey

Zoey Ryan
coach . catalyst . shakti sage
life & business coach for women
“Coaching for your heart & soul”
www.positivelyoutrageouswomen.com
www.entrepreneurialsuperstars.com
604-323-3700

“I walk ahead of myself in perpetual expectancy of miracles”  – Anais Nin

Celebrate International Women's Day on Saturday, March 8th!

Celebrate and Tap Into the Collective Energy of International Women’s Day, March 8th!

Inrageous/Outrageous Self-Care Enchantments for This Special Week

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

“International Women’s Day (IWD) is marked on March 8 every year. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women.

Started as a political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries (primarily Russia and the countries of former Soviet bloc).
In some celebrations, the day lost its political flavour, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love to the women around them in a way somewhat similar to Mother’s Day and St Valentine’s Day mixed together. In others, however, the political and human rights theme as designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner.”

So, your sacred self care enchantments for this week are all about honouring you as a woman!

Self Care Enchantments for the week:

1.    “Milepost” your life by doing a life timeline.  This is a simple exercise that brings awareness to where you have been and where you want to go. It is like a celebration of you. Just draw a straight line on a piece of paper and put an X in the middle of the line.  To the left of the line is your past.  Above the line note the events that were significant to you from a positive perspective and below the line, note the events that challenged you and helped you grow as a person.  You might include a significant birthday, death of a parent etc.Now, to the right of the X, do some dreaming and construct your vision of the rest of your life, using the same process.  You can enhance this exercise even more by adding photos and colour to it.
2.    Today, sit down and write out 21 unique qualities that make you an amazing woman.
3.    Call one of your special friends today and tell her how much sheyou’re your friendship means to you!

namaste,

Zoey

Zoey Ryan
coach . catalyst . shakti sage
life & business coach for women
“Coaching for your heart & soul”
www.positivelyoutrageouswomen.com
www.entrepreneurialsuperstars.com
604-323-3700

“I walk ahead of myself in perpetual expectancy of miracles”  – Anais Nin

How Will You Celebrate International Women's Day?

How do you plan to celebrate International Women’s Day?  Please share your plans with us.

namaste,

Zoey

Zoey Ryan

coach . catalyst . shakti sage
life & business coach for women
“Coaching for your heart & soul”
www.positivelyoutrageouswomen.com
www.entrepreneurialsuperstars.com
604-323-3700

“I walk ahead of myself in perpetual expectancy of miracles”  – Anais Nin

Self-Care Enchantments – Feb 28th, 2008

“Many women are sensitive in the way sand is sensitive to the wave, the way trees are sensitive to the quality of the air, the way a wolf can hear another creature step into her territory from over a mile away. This splendid gift of women so attuned is to see, hear, sense, receive, and transmit images and ideas and feelings with lightning speed. Most women can feel the slightest change in someone else’s temperament,  can read faces and bodies- this being called intuition- and often from a plethora of tiny clues that coalesce to give her information, she knows what is on their minds. But it is this very openness that leaves their boundaries vulnerable, thereby exposing them to injuries of the spirit.” Clarissa Pinkola Estes

As women, we function in cycles from about age 11 onwards.  Even after menopause, we are in tune with our internal cycles (believe me, I know) as well as the cycles of the seasons and the cycles of the moon.    To be so tapped into the natural realm is a splendid gift as Clarissa Pinkola Estes says and can be used to enhance our lives and incorporated into our sacred self care routine.

Self Care Enchantments for the week:

1.    Tap into the energy of the changing seasons.  Perhaps you need to “spring clean”, or change your exercise pattern, or eat different foods or do some planting.
2.    If you are feeling open and vulnerable, use this time tested visualization to create wonderful boundaries for yourself.  First thing in the morning, envision yourself inside a beautiful, iridescent rosy pink magic bubble.  I know this sounds kind of woo woo but “try it before you knock it”!  The walls of the bubble surround and contain you and are only permeable to loving, kind thoughts from others.  Try seeing yourself inside the bubble through out the day and see what you notice.
3.    Shake it up by doing a “180 degree” day, that is, take one day and take a 180 degree turn, that is do everything the opposite of what you usually do.

namaste,

Zoey

Zoey Ryan

coach . catalyst . shakti sage
life & business coach for women
“Coaching for your heart & soul”
www.positivelyoutrageouswomen.com
www.entrepreneurialsuperstars.com
604-323-3700

“I walk ahead of myself in perpetual expectancy of miracles”  – Anais Nin

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