For the past 15+ years, I have soaked up the wisdom and spiritual insight of Marianne Williamson. The first book I read of hers was A Return To Love: Reflections of a Course in Miracles and it forever altered my life. It was pivotal in helping me get on the path back to God. I’ve made reference to it many times here on SOS and if you still have not read it I encourage you to buy yourself a copy today!
Yesterday, I stumbled across the above video from the Super Soul Sessions and had to share it with you. Even after all her years of teaching, Marianne still gives aha, eye-opening insight on spiritual healing and growth. I’ve been dealing with challenging relationships lately and love how God leads you to the exact message you need.
I realize the holiday season is crazy and you may not have much free time, but please take a moment to watch if you crave some soul food. I guarantee it will fill you up!
WooHoo! What a gift….
I’m thrilled about this FREE EVENT Mastin Kipp of The Daily Love (my fave blog) is hosting and had to share it with you sisters! This is the PERFECT way the end 2012 and release any old thought patterns, shift focus and set yourself up for success in 2013. There will be 20 of the top thought leaders and empowerment coaches sharing their insight every night from Nov 12th-16th. The panel includes my girlfriend, Ali Brown- the entrepreneur mentor, Marianne Williamson- author of the book I mention frequently, Illuminata, Kris Carr- my fave wellness guru and Gabby Bernstein- author of Spirit Junkie.
Yes, it is a commitment a few hours every night for 5 nights. But, aren’t you and your future worth it? When you sign up you will receive email reminders with the specific teacher being interviewed for that night. At least try to make a few! Let me know if you will be joining so we can discuss our “a-ha’s” afterward.
2013 WILL BE EPIC!
Hope your week has been full of love, laughter, beauty, magic, blessings, good hair days, leopard shoes and a blemish-free chin! I had the extreme pleasure of having a girlie lunch with one of our beautiful and inspiring SOS Sisters, the dahhh’ling Suanne Arvay Rieker. She is the epitome of health, radiance, positive energy, style, spunk and sass… (I want to be like Suanne when I grow up) She is also THE example of what a brave female entrepreneur can create in her life. Ok, can you tell I am her biggest fan? I can’t rave about her enough and feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to meet her in person on her first trip to Hollywood!
If you are on the Facebook Page , you may have seen my post about the amazing book by Marianne Williamson, ILLUMINATA. It is full of beautiful prayers to get you through just about ANY situation. Here’s a candid video sharing a beautiful passage from her Prayer for Achievement:
A bit of Beauty + Style:
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For Fall 2012, don’t be afraid to rock the METALLIC JEAN! It’s such a fun option to the staple- black- skinny- jeans for date night. Pair them with the same tops, blazers and accessories that you would with any jeans. ROCK ON!
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Remember helping others is good for your complexion! It makes you feel happy…..then it shows on your cheeks!
Happy Humpday Hotstuff! Today’s post has a dash of everything to jazz up your heart-space, your mind and your wardrobe! Ready? Let’s get started….
For the past few weeks I’ve felt a beautiful shift and the urgency to go even deeper in my Spiritual life. I feel like a Spiritual Sponge and want to soak up new teachings, ideas, tools and practices in order to keep growing and understanding my true purpose and what God has planned for me. I believe we are a “work-in-progress” until we take our final breath and there’s still so many old mindsets from the past that I wish to overcome and concepts that no longer serve me and my highest good. Woohoo for outgrowing old mindsets! It’s a liberating time as well as a challenging one and many times, we get bogged down in the complexity of it all. I often judge myself and over -analyze what I’m thinking. But, the truth is…it is all quite simple. We need to just open our hearts, be like a little innocent child and then just LISTEN. Have you felt what I’m describing? All of these concepts are brilliantly taught by one of my fave Spiritual teachers, Marianne Williamson. She has a gift for articulating profound Spiritual principles into easy-to-comprehend teachings to apply to your life. I recently watched older episodes of her appearances on the “The Best of The Oprah Show” on OWN and I highly recommend that you do yourself a favor and watch it! Life-changing. I have read many of Marianne’s books and they are the type you need to read every few years. I wanted to share this beautiful Morning Prayer from her book, ILLUMINATA. If you struggle with getting your day started right and then continuing to come from a place of Love VS. Fear throughout the day, I encourage you to print this out and read it every morning:
I give this day to You.
May my mind stay centered on the things of spirit.
May I not be tempted to stray from love.
As I begin this day, I open to receive You.
Please enter where You already abide.
May my mind and heart be pure and true, and may I not deviate from the things of goodness.
May I see the love and innocence in all mankind, behind the masks we all wear and the illusions of this worldly plane.
I surrender to You my doings this day.
I ask only that they serve You and the healing of the world.
May I bring Your love and goodness with me, to give unto others wherever I go.
Make me the person You would have me be.
Direct my footsteps, and show me what You would have me do.
Make the world a safer, more beautiful place.
Bless all Your creatures.
Heal us all, and use me, dear Lord, that I might know the joy of being used by You.
Here’s a candid video sharing my thoughts on not beating yourself up if you have negative thoughts– because they can actually be a GREAT MOTIVATOR!
Quick style tip to keep in mind when you start shopping for new fall items: Rock patent leather preferably in the Burgundy, Wine + Red family! Either a great jacket, boots or handbag will jazz up your wardrobe for Fall 2012!
Please invite your girlfriends to join the Style Sisterhood! We are all growing and getting more fabulous together.
Walk Tall. Be Unapologetic for Your Fabulous-ness.
I wanted to remind you of a powerful quote that I love by Marianne Williamson. It was mentioned in the amazing teleseries, The Feminine Edge hosted by my girlfriend Ali Brown, entrepreneur mentor for women. The common thread weaving through each call I heard this week was that it is OUR TIME. Ladies, it is our time to stop playing small, stop apologizing for our greatness and being martyrs. It is time to step into your power and greatness. I encourage you to read this quote when you are not distracted by the TV, the phone or the kids. Read it line by line and really think about it. This quote changed my life about 10 yrs ago:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”~ Marianne Williamson
This is a reminder to WALK TALL in your power. Like the quote states, “you playing small does not serve the world” so start playing BIG today. Dig deep, dust off those passions and dreams and start shining like you are meant to shine.
I love you, Tiff