Friday, July 8, 2011

Women as Victors in the News this Week

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Art imitates life...we've heard it a zillion times.  In the news today, the major trending activity was around some incredible women. 

What do Maria Shriver,  Jaycee Dugard, Elizabeth Smart, and Kate Middleton Duchess of Cambridge and Terri and Linda Jamison (the Psychic Twins) have in common today?  They are each strong, intelligent women who have made the choice to live in the now and to show us how to move ahead powerfully and with purpose into whatever the future may hold.

Most powerful quotes and headlines of the day:  In one week, Maria Shriver has "filed for divorce and purchased a $10 mansion for herself and her kids (with her own money), "Jaycee Dugard says she cherishes all the freedoms of her new life," Elizabeth Smart accepted a position as ABC Correspondent focusing on child abduction and missing person cases.  She said she is, "looking at all the different options and trying to decide where I can make the biggest difference, where I can have the biggest effect for good," and on the royal North America tour, "in a touching moment, Duchess Kate Middleton granted the wish of a little girl with cancer to meet a real princess" and the Psychic Twins braved showcasing their passion and gift of clairvoyance on ABC's The View talk show.

What an amazing week of thought-provoking words and actions of some incredibly brave and open-hearted women.  It's encouraging, and empowering to watch others forge forward, as we all want to do, to claim a better life for themselves and those around them.

MiChelle Jeneen, Energy Skills Educator

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dreaming Up Life

Why do we dream?  Have you been having a more active dream life lately?  Recently, I have been having the most intense, information-laden and detail-rich dreams than ever before.   Maybe I'm not the only one.

Oh sure, who hasn't fretted all night while dreams of running/being chased, falling and finding oneself naked in public over the years?  

Freud and other  dream interpreters tell us to pay attention to what's happening in our lives at the time, as dreams are an outlet for our conscious mind to finish working things out that we couldn't accomplish while awake. 

As a person who meditates and spends time allowing my subconscious come out for regular play dates, I have always found dreams seemed so much more prophetic.  Lately, my dreams focus on looking for items that are lost while an eminent fire looms nearby.  It is often quite terrifying, but in a way that I never feel alone and know that they will be found safe and intact...all in the nick of time to escape the smoke and flames. 

In the past, my children and I were separated, so I was always seeking to reunite with them so we could leave the burning structure (never our home) together.  Last night, I was in my workplace and everyone hurriedly evacuated.  I would not leave because I wanted to set my workstation organized first and I had to have my spiritual materials (books, Cd's, candles, incense, etc.).  It seemed important that I have my healing and teaching items, because I knew that they would be vital to the work I would need to get on to once the fire was extinguished.

Apparently, fire symbolizes "destruction, passion, desire, illumination, purification, transformation, enlightenment, or anger. It may suggest that something old is passing and something new is entering into your life. Your thoughts and views are changing. In particular, if the fire is under control or contained in one area, then it is a metaphor of your own internal fire and inner transformation." 

Well, alrighty then....nuff said!  My next adventure is to look into learning more about lucid dreaming.  I'm off to continue to use my dreams to help me work through the real world work that is so important in transformation in life.

Michelle Jeneen, Energy Skills Educator

Sunday, July 3, 2011


Happy 4th of July! 

For the zillionith time in weeks, I asked my Higher Self and guides what I should blog about.  What came to me was A few months ago, I hit a major period of stuck-ness.I thought it was writers block.  Apparently, it's just good old fashioned resistence. 

re·sist·ance [ri-zis-tuhns] nounto withstand, strive against, or oppose; to refrain or abstain from, especially with difficulty or reluctance. 

Yup, that's me.  As blogger Christine Reed says in her post "Resisting Your Bliss," "Every time we resist our Bliss, our Faith, our Love, our Yes, we are turning our backs on life, we are producing nothing but pain, we are engaging in a pointless exercise." 

So when my High Guidance says "sparkle," I'm beginning to understand what that means.  It's a daily challenge, stepping into my personal power, but I'm excited to move forward into the uncharted yumminess that is my Divine Life.

~MiChelle Jeneen, Energy Skills Educator