Black and White Feather from Heaven?

Back in June, I had an interesting experience when I found a brown and white feather in an unexpected place while talking to a friend on the phone. Tonight, as I was taking a box out to the recycle bin in another friend’s backyard, a black and white feather just happened to be in my direct path as I walked across the patio. When I showed it to her, she said she has never seen a feather just lying around like that in the over two decades she has lived here. Yes, there are plenty of varieties of birds in this area, from doves to blue jays to cardinals, but I’ve never seen one that matches the feather I found tonight. And it was directly in my path (like the one back in June), so there was no way I could miss it.

Naturally, I researched the significance of a black and white feather and found this from AskAngels.com:

Feathers with a combination of black and white are often a sign that important changes are soon to unfold (or already are happening) in your life. Trust that you’re supported and the changes happening are in alignment with your highest interest, and are ushering in greater healing, spiritual growth, and alignment with your highest truth.

Black and white feathers also signify divine neutrality. Rather than getting caught up in duality and judging things as good or bad, allow what is to simply be.

Visually, black and white feathers remind us of the balance between light and dark and call for us to integrate shadow aspects to become whole and unified beings.

Black and white feathers also represent connection, a sense of union, and bring the reminder that you’re loved and supported by angels as you now step into important life changes.

The first sentence comes as no surprise since I’ve been initiating important changes for the past few months, which I’ll share when the time is right. And even though I’ve had confirmation for quite some time (gut feeling, intuition, feedback from others, etc.) that the path I’m embarking on is absolutely the best one for me, I gratefully accept and receive this unexpected validation.

Through my involvement in Tasha Chen’s community and the friendships I’ve developed with people like Ilene Gottlieb, I’m learning how to “be” no matter what the appearances are, and to avoid judging an experience as good or bad. I’ll admit, it’s definitely a practice.

I’m also thankful for the reminder that the angels are supporting me through this transition.  As we like to say in Tasha’s community: EVIDENCE!

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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5 Ways To Overcome Writer’s Block

5 Ways To Overcome Writer’s Block

It happens to the best of us. One day you sit down at your computer, determined to finish that next chapter, complete a project for a client, or meet a deadline for an article, when — bam! — your mind suddenly turns to mush, your creativity evaporates, and your usually seamless connection between head, heart and typing fingers takes a hiatus.

What to do when your blank computer screen stares ominously in your face while panic sets in over looming deadlines, paychecks and bills?

Here are five of my favorite ways to overcome the equality opportunity malady known as Writer’s Block:

 

1. Exercise – My favorite way to burn calories, tone muscle and release stress? Leslie Sansone’s Walk Away The Pounds DVD. See my review here. Not only will Leslie get your adrenaline pumping along with your heart (the most important muscle in the body), she’ll keep you moving with her genuine, effervescent personality, warm demeanor and radiant smile. Since she motivates others through sincere encouragement, not military-style intimidation, if you’re the kind of person who’s inspired to push your physical limits by working out with a serious-yet-nurturing coach, Leslie’s your go-to gal. My more recent favorite is Walk It Off in 30 Days, which has enabled me to reach my fitness goals. If you’re looking for something gentler, check out You Can Do Yoga.

2. Get Out In Nature – Whether you prefer the tranquil site of water, the majestic beauty of mountains, the vibrant colors of a flower garden or the breathtaking site of a towering evergreen, spending time in nature will soothe the soul and clear the creative channels. Spending at least a few minutes a day outdoors will also reconnect you to the world around you, which is especially important since writing tends to be a solitary — and sometimes lonely — activity.

 

3. Keep A Journal – A great habit to get into for many reasons, keeping a daily journal where you make note of the things you’re grateful to be, do, and have will keep your mind and spirit focused on the positive. It’s also a perfect place to “write out” all other distractions — such as the items on your To Do List, and document your daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly goals. Describe your vision for your life in vivid detail in the areas of health, wealth, relationships, travel, and personal growth. Read it aloud. Feel it coming to fruition and act as if you already have it. Doing so will inspire you to complete the tasks at hand in an easy and relaxed manner, understanding that what you do in every given moment creates the life you desire.

 

4. Pray   If you believe in God, take the time to pray each day for guidance. During Lent, I use the daily meditations from The Word Among Us. I’ve also found inspiration in the Daily Word and other types of devotional books and magazines. Even if you spend only ten minutes or so before getting out of bed in the morning and retiring at night to close your eyes, give thanks, and ask for help in fulfilling your projects to the best of your ability, it will go a long way toward keeping the flow of creativity moving.

5. Phone A Friend/Relative – Sometimes when I’m really stuck and nothing else seems to work, I get up from my desk, pick up the phone, and called a loved one. Whether it’s my mother or a good friend, I reach out to someone I know for a fact supports me unconditionally and will be willing to lend an ear. In many cases, I don’t even mention the problems I’m having with completing a particular chapter or article; I just call to hear the person’s voice, find out how their day is going, and remind myself that I’m blessed to be surrounded by so many caring people. A word of caution: put a time limit on this lovely distraction so you don’t end up spending too much time away from your project. Talk with them just enough to recharge your creative batteries, then get back to work.

How do you overcome writer’s block? Share your ideas in the comments.

Contact me if you’re seeking a copywriter, ghostwriter, or help with independent publishing.

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Day 2 – Tasha Chen’s Science of Getting Rich Academy

Day 2 – Tasha Chen’s Science of Getting Rich Academy

There is a Science of Getting Rich

Below is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Wallace D. Wattles’ book:

It is a natural law that like causes always produce like effects; and therefore, any man or woman who learns to do things in this certain way will infallibly get rich.

That the above statement is true is shown by the following facts.

Getting rich is not a matter of environment, for, if it were, all people in certain neighborhoods would become wealthy; the people of one city would all be rich, while those of other towns would be poor; or the inhabitants of one state would roll in wealth, while those of an adjoining state would be in poverty.

But everywhere we see rich and poor living side-by-side in the same environment, and often engaged in the same vocations. When two people are in the same locality, and one gets rich while the other remains poor, it shows that getting rich is not, primarily, a matter of environment. Some environments may be more favorable than others, but when two people in the same business are in the same neighborhood, and one gets rich while the other fails, it indicates that getting rich is a result of doing things in a Certain Way.

Listen to Tasha’s recitation of this chapter, enhanced by her wonderful Jamaican accent. 😉

And because I posted a different video yesterday when discussing the Preface and Chapter One, listen to Tasha below.

For more about Tasha Chen and her coaching programs, visit Science of Getting Rich Academy.com. Listen to Create Your Life with Tasha Chen on Writestream Radio Network.

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Day 1 – Tasha Chen’s Science of Getting Rich Academy

Day 1 – Tasha Chen’s Science of Getting Rich Academy

I restarted Tasha Chen’s 30-Day Program today, based on the book, The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles. It’s hard to believe it has been almost two years since I first met Tasha and became a part of her wonderful community of manifesting magnets, but I am forever grateful I did.

Her joyful, “easy and relaxed” approach to teaching and sharing these timeless principles makes it a pleasure to release old, tired, negative programming and embrace the Truth as summed up by Wattles in Chapter One:

The object of all life is development; and everything that lives has an inalienable right to all the development it is capable of attaining.

A person’s right to life means his right to have the free and unrestricted use of all things which may be necessary to his fullest mental, spiritual, and physical enfoldment; or in other words, his right to be rich.

There is nothing wrong in wanting to get rich. The desire for riches is really the desire for a richer, fuller, and more abundant life; and that desire is praiseworthy. The person who does not desire to live more abundantly is abnormal, and so the person who does not desire to have money enough to buy all he wants is abnormal.

It is perfectly right that you should desire to be rich; if you are a normal man or woman you cannot help doing so. It is perfectly right that you should give your best attention to The Science of Getting Rich, for it is the noblest and most necessary of all studies. If you neglect this study, you are derelict in your duty to God, yourself, and humanity; for you can render to humanity no greater gift than to make the most of yourself.

Watch Tasha below for a preview of what you can expect when you decide to partner with her to create the life of your dreams. There’s more than one reason why I’m doing this again, and the most exciting one will be revealed soon!

Listen to Create Your Life with Tasha Chen on Writestream Radio.

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