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It's All About Perspective

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Always Follow the Energy

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Always Follow the Energy

August 28, 2014

You don't have to create from exertion, force or coercion in order to produce a desire. The path of the conscious creator is to become mindful, tune in and connect to your awareness by following the energy. It's essentially about applying the old adage, "go with the flow" as stated ... explicitly. Ease and JOY and grace just naturally come to you if you consistently follow the energy.

How do you determine which path to take when you come to a fork in the road on your journey through life? Do you go into your head and analyze each choice with the pros and cons, charts and graphs, etc. until you can make an informed decision that 'appears' to be the right or acceptable answer? Or do you follow the energy of each choice with the awareness of how it feels for you - lighter or heavier, JOYful or stressful? In other words, do you follow your heart, your gut, your intuitive sense and steer clear of the learned 'shoulds' taken on from family, friends or society?




Haven't we all had the experience of making a choice from the point of view, 'I should do this' or 'I ought to do that' which resulted in a less than desirable outcome? And, of course, we learn from those experiences, but it becomes a much smoother ride when we take the wisdom gained and create from a state of conscious awareness at the outset.

Following the energy is very different from using your mind to figure things out in a linear manner. When using your mind you immediately begin looking at the advantages and disadvantages, where the greatest benefit lies, what will bring about the greatest win - all of which have nothing to do with what a specific choice will truly generate and contribute to your life.

The linear method of making decisions usually feels heavy because in order to use it, you need to go into judgment, conclusion and either/or. It comes down to how you think it has to show up and you believe the answer has to fall within the parameters that your ego mind thinks is the only right way to proceed. It doesn't offer any other possibilities.

So what is the alternative? You guessed it - follow the energy! It will never lead you astray. I promise! When you are aligned with the approach of following the energy, you are open to the infinite possibilities that the universe has to offer. And you may find that you have many more options to choose from that are all pretty amazing. So, then what?

If you have several suitable choices before you, take each one to completion in your imagination and then extend the energetic outcome out to 6 months, a year, even two years down the road and see how each one makes you feel. Which one generates the most expansive feeling, the greatest potentials and opportunities? Which matches the picture of the life you wish to create? Which feels the lightest and the most JOY-filled?




This is living your life from the energy of your spirit self, your soul. This energy is something you can be aware of. It's something you can talk to, direct and change. Many people don't have any idea what their life is really about or what they want it to look like. However, if you start viewing your life as an energy, you begin to have a greater awareness of possibilities, ways to be, directions you can take. And oh, the wonderful, remarkable things you can produce for yourself, others and the world! You also become the energy of possibility and an example to those who are just waking up.

I often have clients who ask my advice about a situation where they are contemplating a change or a new path. I always advise that we clear any blocks or barriers to the manifestation of their desire, but just as importantly we talk about whether or not a particular choice feels expansive, nourishing, supportive, speaks to their heart and feeds their soul. If so, it will always make you feel lighter, freer and will guide you to what's right for you - which is synonymous with your purpose, your passion and the happiness you are meant to experience!

Many are often surprised how this simple process of following the energy and really feeling it, guides them in more easily attaining clarity and insight as to which path to take, what choice to make in any and every circumstance.

Allow yourself to embrace and celebrate the uniqueness of you as you follow the energy on your path. Remember, that which is true and JOYous for you may not be the same for anyone else on the planet. Honor the unequaled contribution you came to make at this time. What each and every one of us has to offer truly does matter.




Always follow the energy which empowers you, leads you to your Truth, makes you feel lighter and connects you to your JOY ... whoopee!




Always Follow the Energy

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

5:30 PM (Pacific)
8:30 PM (Eastern)


FREE one hour teleseminar

Let's get together with an informal evening of mini-readings for those who wish to gain a bit more clarity about what they most need to know around any issue, as we tune in and follow the energy and wisdom found within.

You always have the option of stepping up and asking a question, sharing or just participating as an interested and supportive audience member. I hope you'll decide to join us on the call ... we always end up bringing in some wisdom for each of us and have a great time as well!


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Quotes to Ponder


Happiness and fulfillment are alive in this moment. Allow them to flow freely and creatively through your life.
~Ralph Marston

There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else. Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complications, and just go for it.
~Judith McNaught

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
~Rumi

Where or what will you invest your precious energy in today?
~Sherri Bishop





So Remember...


When you always follow the energy, you will discover greater options for your life and infinite possibilities which the universe can offer to expand, delight, thrill and excite you!

Mark your calendar for my next teleseminar, Tuesday, September 2nd at 5:30 PM (Pacific) and join me for a JOYful evening filled with inspiration, information and more ... woo-hoo!



May each day bring you more JOY, unexpected and happy surprises and...
...the next step for Livin' in the FUN Zone!


In JOY,

Sherri