Here are a few thoughts to cogitate on. Some are based on my personal experience, others I came across and were very meaningful concepts for me at the time:
Speak your affirmations out loud. It’s much more powerful than thinking them. Better still, when no-one’s home run around shouting them at the top of your voice!
Make your affirmations present tense. Then it sounds like you already have, or are, the things you are affirming. For example, “I am healed”, “I am abundant”, “I have all the support I need”, “I am loved.” Hold onto the feeling, embellish it, fantasise about it, make it real in your imagination and your emotions in order to manifest it in your reality.
Express gratitude (to whatever) every time something works out. It’s a way of asking the ‘invisible helping hand’ to guide you through your instinct, towards more great outcomes.
Strong expectation is a very powerful tool, so put it to good use. Project positive expectations to bring things you want into your life. If negative thoughts creep in, replace them with positive ones, or distract yourself with something completely different.
Talk to the cells of your body. They have intelligence and respond to your thoughts so make sure you give them positive instructions!
Consciousness is king! Notice how often you think negatively. Replace negative thoughts with positive ones and refrain from making judgments. This is a big step towards bringing more peace and balance in your life.
Spiritual guidance is synchronistic. Watch out for ‘co-incidences’ and celebrate them when they occur.
Compassion is the key to evolution; for yourself, for others and humanity.
Self-worth. Once you have this, your life truly begins!
You are not alone! You don’t have to be struggling with a situation to ask for ‘divine intervention’. But you do have to ask. Then be patient, stay balanced and wait for intuition and synchronicity to guide you to a solution. Timing is key. Don’t shoot yourself in the foot by getting impatient (which is a form of negativity). Things can happen like a row of dominoes once everything is lined up.
You don’t know what you don’t know! Stay open to solutions in your life which are out of your experience and beyond your imagination.
Being true to ourselves in private or with a select few is no longer enough. We need to find the courage to show the world who we really are, in order to inspire others to do the same and create more authenticity in all aspects of life.
How great is it to be able to be cross the boundaries of expected behaviour by using both male and female energy when required and do what needs to be done whether it’s considered a male or female activity. That’s not to say you can be the personification of your sex when you want to. Have your cake and eat it? Definitely!
The idea of time efficiency (an important feature in my life) extends to my personal training too. I started off telling my body (out loud) before or during training that ‘we’ (ie. my body and I) will get double the benefit in fitness from the session. I have progressed and now it’s quadruple! I also say ‘easy-peasy’ to myself even when I am slogging up a hill and it never feels quite that bad! I call it quantum training!
On the same subject, a ‘state of grace’ is what I aim for with my riding and my personal training. For me, it means being at one with my horse, my body, the terrain, the elements and the divine and losing awareness of the boundaries between things. I want to experience the ‘poetry factor’, just as you might watch a ballerina or a top athlete and know that’s what you see. Obviously, I am neither but I can still feel the wonderful and highly addictive flow of energy and connection with something more than myself, which takes me out of me! I have competed in two sports at international level and that’s been the aim during competition (total mind and body control, which obviously requires the appropriate level of fitness, strength and technique), as you are then performing at the top of your game with the challenge of maintaining this state of grace under extreme pressure. You can’t do more than that, no matter who or what the competition is. It’s a form of meditation and in different ways, applies to other areas of life too.
These were filmed in 2007 after I sold my London-based financial planning business. They were made for my new venture Diva-Biz (a business women’s video website) which interviewed leading business women, both intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs, who were all running sizeable organisations at the time and which showed women’s leadership style and business cultures. The website is no longer online but the following are some brief insights from a number of women who were interviewed. I also recorded some of my own thoughts. As they were filmed such a long time ago (when web video was in its early days), the quality isn’t marvellous but I feel the content remains powerful, relevant and inspiring.