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2017 JOYful Musings

Issue 5: May 31, 2017
What's Next

Issue 4: April 28, 2017
The Winds of Change

Issue 3: March 30, 2017
You Are Stronger Than You Think You Are

Issue 2: February 28, 2017
The Way of the Lightworker - Anchoring in the Light

Issue 1: January 30, 2017
The Path of Harmony and Peaceful Existence

2016 JOYful Musings

Issue 12: December 31, 2016
Gather Wisdom

Issue 11: November 30, 2016
The Gifts of My Father

Issue 10: October 28, 2016
Pain is Inevitable - Suffering is Optional

Issue 9: September 30, 2016
Whatever It Takes ... No Matter What!

Issue 8: August 30, 2016
Throw Your Hat in the Ring!

Issue 7: July 29, 2016
Be "On TIME" with Your Life

Issue 6: June 30, 2016
Summertime

Issue 5: May 31, 2016
Let It Be...Find the Time

Issue 4: April 30, 2016
The Journey Continues...

Issue 3: March 31, 2016
Embracing the Unexpected - Part Deux

Issue 2: February 26, 2016
Embrace the Unexpected!

Issue 1: January 29, 2016
Supporting Your Best Life

2015 JOYful Musings

Issue 12: December 31, 2015
JOYful Reflection

Issue 11: November 30, 2015
Whatever Makes You Come Alive

Issue 10: October 30, 2015
Ask * Align * Allow

Issue 9: September 29, 2015
Who Are You Being?

Issue 8: August 28, 2015
Vibrant Health ~ Ageless Living

Issue 7: July 30, 2015
The Power of Loving, Approving and Forgiving

Issue 6: June 30, 2015
A JOYful Impact

Issue 5: May 29, 2015
Joie de Vivre

Issue 4: April 30, 2015
The Best Version of You!

Issue 3: March 31, 2015
Align Your Feelings with Your Desires

Issue 2: February 26, 2015
Claim Your Power

Issue 1: January 30, 2015
The Gift of Release

2014 JOYful Musings

Issue 12: December 31, 2014
Profound Life Lessons from 2014

Issue 11: November 26, 2014
The Power of GRATITUDE

Issue 10: October 31, 2014
Resilience with a Capital "R"

Issue 9: September 26, 2014
It's All About Perspective

Issue 8: August 28, 2014
Always Follow the Energy

Issue 7: July 30, 2014
Ways of the Spiritual Explorer

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Issue 6: June 29, 2014
Keeping It Simple

Issue 5: May 28, 2014
Decide to Live!

Issue 4: April 30, 2014
The Next Step ~ The Newest Chapter Unfolds

Issue 3: March 28, 2014
The Art of Discernment ~ Cultivating Your Authentic Self

Issue 2: February 26, 2014
Connecting to JOY

Issue 1: January 31, 2014
The Art of Mindfulness

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The Winds of Change

April 28, 2017

Ever since my dear father passed away last month, I have had numerous nudges from Spirit to re-evaluate my life. I've been pondering how best to achieve my deepest desire in inspiring others, which has always been at the core and the foundation of fulfilling my passion and purpose. I can feel the winds of change upon my back. I began to have a change of heart about what I want to do next, how I wish to contribute to the world, while I was caring for my dad in the last few weeks that he was alive. I firmly believe he was helping me to complete a cycle of life during those last precious days we had together.

Somehow when you're thrown into an intense and often unexpected situation, you are almost forced through circumstances to witness life from a different perspective. You are at the very least, given the opportunity to evaluate things from a viewpoint that you would not have had the chance to observe otherwise. And it's often a slice of life which is quite foreign to you if those circumstances had not arisen. It felt like the Divine was asking me to stop and give some significant thought to what was going on and careful consideration to how it affected me, which it did - deeply and on many levels.




What it did was stir things up vigorously within my soul. It made me realize in a very personalized way, the often unrealized value and fragility of life. It also demonstrated to me that we can rise to the occasion when called upon and that we are truly stronger than we think we are, which is what I wrote about in last month's JOYful Musings.

When faced with making life altering decisions or even the more inconsequential choices that come about every day, I have learned to follow my intuition - faithfully. Through years of paying attention to the outcomes of when I do and do not heed the wisdom of my soul (my intuition), I've developed a deep trust and confidence in surrendering to what feels right for me. While well-meaning suggestions and recommendations from others may be shared with the best of intentions, there is no better judge or advocate as to which choice is in your highest and best interest, than you!

I discovered some time ago, an effective and easy tool to use when confronted with making a decision of any kind. If the answer to the question before you feels like a "Hell, Yes!", then indeed it's a go! And if you don't feel it with every fiber in your body, then it's a "Hell, No!" Plain and simple is the name of this game.

When something feels good and true for you, the choice is clear to move in that direction. If it's something that you think you must or should do, but don't feel that good or sure about it, perhaps you need to wait. Consider that it may not be the right time to take action. However, when you are honestly plugged into the true wisdom of your soul, nothing can stop you. So stay vigilant and open for that definitive knowing that speaks to you with an unequivocal "Yes". And when you don't feel sure or comfortable with a particular decision, then it's always a "No".




Another tool you may wish to consider is to ask yourself in regard to any possible choice that arises, "How would this decision help or support me?" Play out the outcome of your choice and how it could affect you down the road. Would it result in a constructive and beneficial conclusion?

Remember that a true "Yes" which comes from the soul and is our highest wisdom, is always a calm and often quiet "Yes". But it is also a solid, definitive and certain "Yes". We can sometimes confuse the desires of the ego when we think we just have to have "this" right now or we'll perish. The ego will often come from a state of panic and a sense of I've got to hurry up and do this or else. It can feel like a race against time and that if you don't follow through you are going to miss out. Those are red flags that the ego is pleading for you to make a choice that is not a true or an honest "Yes" that is in your greatest and best interest.

You can begin to develop your intuition and learn to trust it more authentically by allowing your body to guide you as you stop and really observe how a possible choice feels to you. Let go of any judgments or notions you may have about what you think you already know regarding a person or situation before you. Just make an intention to honestly tune in to how you're feeling in the moment. If you're not sure it's a "Yes" or you don't have a good feeling about it, you don't need to spend days or weeks mulling it over. At that point, it's always a "No". That feeling in your gut is your inner GPS working it's magic on your behalf and you can trust it. That is how you begin to become more definitive and certain in your knowing. And the universe in turn will begin to bring in more definitive and certain answers for you more swiftly, whether it's a yes or a no, you'll know!

What I can tell you right now is that I've decided to spend some extensive time, giving significant thought as to what came up for me during the last few weeks I was privileged to spend with my father. I wish to give careful consideration to what it all means. With JOYful anticipation, I am quite exhilarated to see where the winds of change may take me as I begin a new chapter in my life. I'm ready for some new and exciting adventures ahead...stay tuned!







The Winds of Change

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

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


FREE one hour teleseminar

Let's get together for a very informal evening where I will share with you some of the changes I foresee ahead, one of which will be to take a time out for a while from the monthly calls beginning in June or perhaps even to discontinue them altogether. Who knows where the winds will guide me!

I'd like the opportunity to check in with those of you who have been joining me quite regularly, some for many years now, and to see where you feel you are headed in the next chapter of your life, if you wish to share with us. I have been blessed and honored to meet so many amazing souls on this journey and I know that we will stay connected on some level...least of all, in our hearts!


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So Remember...


... when presented with a choice of any kind, ask yourself if what you're choosing will help and support you; better yet, allow your inner GPS system (your gut/intuition) to tell you how you really feel - "Hell, Yes" or "Hell, NO"!

Mark your calendar for my next teleseminar, Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 at 5:30 PM (PST) and join me for a special evening like no other call before!



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


In JOY,

Sherri