Taking Time for Your Soul – Mediation

Right now I’m on holiday in the wonderful town of Nelson, New Zealand.  I love this place and I’m reminded how important it is to ‘take time for your soul’.

I’ve recently been focussing a renewed attention on meditation.  I’m reading Kelvin Cruickshank’s book and it is reminding me that anyone is capable of connecting with spirit.

Meditation has so many benefits, most of them you can’t ‘see’, however your life will flow and everything will, seemingly without effort, follow the right path.

I drove from Christchurch to Nelson on Friday 15th, beautiful drive, how wonderful this country is.  Before that I was on holiday in Queenstown, seeing the wonderful Mount Cook on the way.  When you visit the South Island you can’t help but feel connected with the land, with the spirit that this wonderful country holds.

I wanted to post an article today reminding everything to bring meditation into your daily life.  Meditation is as simple as being ‘still’, a simple way to start is to just focus on your breath, in and out.  Ask for protection and guidance before you begin and I often like to have a ‘intention’ for the meditation before I begin too, asking my spirit guides to help me with whatever intention it is I have for my life at that time.

Meditation is not some ‘woo woo’ weird thing, it’s been practised for countless years, give it a try, find a meditation group near you.

Till next time, relax, enjoy and have fun!


Fiona

Spending Your Life With Someone

How do you ensure you get it right?

The journey is about evolving, you have to be 100% sure of, and know yourself in order to operate on the same vibrational frequency as the man or woman who will ultimately feed your soul.

If you don’t believe in yourself, beyond all doubt, then you’ll end up attracting someone on that vibrational plane.

Things I’ve learned about love, myself and my soul:

  • I used to be ‘needy’ – I needed a relationship
  • I felt ‘stiffled’ for a long time as if I had someone else putting the brakes on, limiting my choices, but now I understand that I’m the one who limits my own choices, I limit them because I stay in a relationship that doesn’t serve me – that doesn’t mean to say I have to leave it – it means I either work to get it right and if that’s not possible, then I leave it.

I want to sing and dance and meditate and pray and laugh, and go on retreats and not work if that’s what fuels me.

To have no time limits.

Like today, there was no boundary, I was driving from Christchurch to Nelson and I could have stopped the night somewhere – or not.

I didn’t, I chose to drive right through.  Six months ago I would have seen that as ‘me being scared’ and I would have turned the whole scenario over in my head for days saying ‘I wish I’d taken the time when I had it and stopped and allowed myself to stay on my own’.

But I let it go, and I’m happy.  I made the right choice, I’m in a comfy bed, I’m warm and safe and with people who love me.

I have time to write, to read, to meditate.  I’m in a house and a city I love – Nelson.

Today has been the best day of my life so far.

I’m looking forward to tomorrow being the best again.  Some of the things I love about me:

  • I’m wise
  • I’m open to learning
  • I see things as they are
  • I question

Till  next time – more of my musings.


Fiona

Dr Wayne Dyer – When You Change The Way You Look At Things…

Dr Wayne Dyer – The Power of Intention

I am a big fan of Dr Wayne Dyer.  His latest video which relates to his book The Power of Intention really resonates with me.  I love what he says ‘when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change’ – so very true.

We can only change the way we ‘see’ things.  I was also listening to Gay and Katie Hendricks recently and they said it in a slightly different way ‘I commit to seeing you as my alley’

The way to have what you want in this world is so very simple but as complex beings, we ‘over complicate it’.  Enjoy the video below and if you’re looking for the book you can purchase it by clicking on the picture below:

The Power of Intention


Fiona

Affirmations

I love this video.  It’s called Jessica’s Daily Affirmations. Imagine adults with that sort of self-belief – enjoy:


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Fiona Christie Blog

Welcome to my blog.  Here you’ll find useful tips, information, insights and my ramblings to help you in your quest development.

I’ve created seven categories that form the basis of my coaching, I’ll also be adding ‘tags’ so you can search for specific topics.

Here’s a metaphor to explain categories and tags using the grocery store:

  • A ‘category’ is like an aisle sign post in the supermarket.  So down aisle number 3 you might find breakfast cereals.  Breakfast cereals would be a ‘category’
  • A ‘tag’ is the particular type of cereal.  For example ‘breakfast oats’ or ‘muesli’.  Or it could be the ‘brand’ of cereal.

So the category is the product type, and the tag is the flavor or brand.

Fiona Christie

Here’s you’ll find my ramblings.  I decided I wanted a way to talk about my progress, my insights, my learnings along the way.  It’s a space where I can let you know what I’m up to, I can share my ‘aha’ moments.

Money and You

This category is where I’ll share insights about:

  • the psychology of money
  • why we do what we do with it
  • Why some people have it and some don’t
  • Strategies that can  help you have more of it
  • Share some great money programs with you that can help you on your quest to becoming forever financially free

Personal Development

This is where I’ll share the gems that lie beneath the surface of what creates great happiness, fulfillment and achievement.  Personal Development has changed my life and continues to do so.

Professional Development

There is where I’ll share some of my techniques.  I’ll also discuss various professional development topics, what’s hot, what’s not.

Relationship Advice

Relationship Advice – most people assume this relates to ‘love relationships’.  Yes it does, but it also relates to relationships we have with ourselves, with our money, with our careers, with the people in our lives.  Originally, the header for my website was going to state that I specialized in ‘Relationship Development’ but I realized that people would assume I meant ‘love relationships’ only.  And whilst one part of my business works with people looking to improve, begin or leave a love relationship, it is far more than that.  So here you’ll find wisdom and insights into how to ‘do’ relationships better.

Feel free to use the code attached to the ‘grab this button’ on the sidebar if you want to link to my website.

Enjoy!

Fiona Christie - Professional and Personal Development


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Achievement

Achievement of anything is far more likely to happen if you follow a set process and stick to it.

Below I’ll outline how this diagram works, and beneath that, you’ll see how I discovered it.

Completion

First you must complete something.  Completion is first in the cycle.  In order to complete something you must stick to it.  Stop multi-tasking and for a moment, focus on the task at hand, keep focusing on it until it’s complete and then, and only then, move on.

Achievement

Once you see completion, you’ll gain a sense of achievement.  It’s very unlikely that sense of achievement will happen until you have experienced completion.  Don’t confuse completion with success – success is a different thing altogether.  Completion could be that you completed the task but it still doesn’t meet your expectations, you can still feel a sense of achievement with that, it could be a great learning experience.

Prosperity

Once you have completed and achieved, prosperity will follow.  Prosperity comes in many formats.  Prosperity could mean money, however it comes in many other formats as well, see the following examples:

  • You complete a long overdue budget, track where your money is going, trim any unnecessary expenses and live within your means.  You feel a sense of achievement, and bingo prosperity follows
  • You complete your SMART goal sheet for weight loss, you gain a sense of achievement with the steps you take along the way, you gain a sense of prosperity having:
    • more energy
    • more sense of self esteem
    • new clothes
  • You complete your part in the project you’re involved in
    • You gain a sense of great achievement for yourself and your team
    • The project is a success and you receive a promotion (prosperity)

Now comes the clever part.  The metaphor CAP.  Here’s why I think CAP is a great little word to use:

  1. When a person graduates from university they go to a ‘capping’ ceremony (that’s what happens in this country anyway).  We say ‘they’re getting capped’ – completion, achievement, prosperity (prosperity could be the prospect of a well paid job because they have the qualification to back that up)
  2. Businesses put a ‘cap’ on expenses in a project.  That CAP is there because it stops the project going over budget.  The CAP also sees that the project reaches completion which leads to a sense of achievement and of course prosperity.
  3. A cap is used on top of a bottle to stop the liquid from escaping.  Imagine that the bottle contains a fizzy drink or soda, if you shook the bottle, pressure would build up and if you removed the cap you would be showered with drink.  The cap prevents this from happening.  The cap acts as a containment for the liquid, so it remains in the bottle until you’re ready to drink it, you drink it (achievement), then you feel better (prosperity)
  4. A cap is something we wear on top of our head.  It lives ‘at the top’, and it also serves many functions:
  • It keeps us warm
  • It keeps the sun off our face
  • It could contain unruly  hair (like mine)
  • It’s ‘cool’ – that probably only applies to someone half my age!
  • It’s generally the last item of clothing you put on, it ‘completes’ the outfit

I am part of a group which I founded over a year ago, we’re called ‘Fortunes 4 Doing It’.  Our purpose is to assist each other and ourselves to achieve prosperity.  Prosperity comes in many forms, not just money.

Anyway, Peter, the sole male in the group said a very wise thing:

“Fiona, you need to think more like a man”, he said.  “Women are always saying that men can’t multi-task – which is probably true.  There’s a positive to that, it means we do one thing, and we do it until it’s completed and then we move on to the next”.  I was listening and a smile was appearing on my face, I could see what he was getting at.

“So”, he said “we all know you’re a multi-tasking Queen” (or words to that effect), “but the trouble is, that doesn’t have you complete anything, so for the next week, you need to stay focused, think like a man and only focus on one thing at a time”.

I thought this was really good advice, because whilst I know that multi-tasking can be a really great asset, my tendency is to have so many things on the go at once that I don’t actually finish them.

So this week I’ve kept that mantra to mind ‘think like a man’.  That’s probably what had me waking up in the middle of the night (thanks Peter), which is why this blog post is at 5am in the morning, because I suddenly had an idea of how I could use that thought and turn it into a metaphor for myself, and of course you, the reader.

I was reminded the other day when the group met that I use metaphors a lot in my work, but more than that I use them for myself.  I love making the process of learning and discovery easy and by linking a word or a situation to something, I’m far more likely to remember it.

Enjoy, please post a comment about how you used this metaphor to help you.


Fiona