Let Divine Will Power your Life Performance – by Laurie Seymour


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My personal will has always been strong.
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That sounds like a good thing, right? Of course it was useful. It took me through being the youngest (by far) in my graduate school program. That was a big thing when I was started leading personal growth workshops at 24. It took me hitchhiking solo across Canada and into dark alleys in Athens (searching for the restaurant my friend told me I had to experience). It was the juice that got me to speak in front of hundreds of people, though I would have been waaay more comfortable having an intimate dinner with close friends.

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Discovering Your Inner Guidance System – by Laurie Seymour


I remember what life was like when self-doubt “ruled my roost”. I knew it didn’t look like self-doubt from the outside. On the inside though, I ping-ponged between conflicting options, finally looking to outside sources for confirmation of what was “right”. Then I’d second guess my choice, when I could have been stepping out with confidence that my decisions were aligned with my inner direction. All because I wasn’t really listening. I didn’t know how to ask from the inside. More importantly, I didn’t know if I were worthy of receiving that kind of inner truth. I didn’t know how truth felt.

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Attendance: Transformational Alchemy for your Life – by Laurie Seymour


Everyone seems to be talking about being mindful. Athletes, like basketball’s Kobe Bryant, and those on the Seattle Seahawks Football team, are on board because of its performance enhancing attributes. The corporate world touts mindfulness for its stress reducing and focus enhancing abilities. After centuries of practice out of the limelight, mindfulness has become mainstream!

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Your Life’s Grand Multiplicity – by Laurie Seymour

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Do you acknowledge the pieces that have created you as you are?
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In my travels around the world I’ve seen magnificent mosaics—haunting icons in temples and churches and luminous images in museums and galleries. Always it is a “whole” that is crafted from pieces of this and that, often with the addition of precious materials. The “whole” is striking. It lives because of the masterful vision that coalesced, selecting each single aspect for its ability to relate to its neighbor. The whole represents our inter-connectedness. Similarity isn’t relevant. Diversity acts to highlight. Both harmony and dissonance have a place in creation.

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Put Hope into Motion: Take Action – by Laurie Seymour

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Are you willing to take action to put hope into motion?
Hope is not a static, passive state. It is dynamic, alive with the effervescence of champagne. Hope becomes transformative when you connect the feeling of hopefulness with your inner guidance.
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My teacher used to respond to people saying that they hoped something or another would happen by saying “hope hands-210x270died”. I realized she was bringing to light the tendency to get stuck in hoping for what you desire, passively expecting something to be different just because you want it. Her message was to pay attention to and align with your inner direction, then take action accordingly. This asks for your willingness to release your own expectations of the way you want something to happen.

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The Undeniable Call of the Unknown – by Laurie Seymour

 

The unknown has always drawn me, what is hidden from ordinary sight has been the whisper calling me forward.  The strength of this call has allowed (or sometimes pushed) me to take the next step, even as I’ve been terrified to my bones.  I discovered that the journey of life is not a singular event with a beginning point that leads to a conclusion; there is no clear path that is visible while treading the ground.  Instead life has been a continual process of unfolding into the new, over and over; and then decoding it for use in my daily life. The journey doesn’t end because there is always more to discover, to receive and to offer.  Of course…

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