Excellent! You’re back for day 2. YOU have just made another step toward making your life happier and more fulfilled. I was just reading an article about how much emphasis in our school system is placed on learning about “things” rather then exploring who we are as individuals. If you think about it, so much of our lives are spent listening to others about everything from manners, to religion, to politics and even how we should spend our money (advertisements). I’m so excited that you’ve taken this time to find out who YOU really are and what YOU really want out of YOUR life. Have a glorious day! Blessings, Lisa

Air: Day 2 – Making a Commitment to Change Your Life

 

 

After you have begun to assess your life, the next step is to make a commitment to take action.  There is power in commitment.  The instant that you make a decision to change or expand your life, you have put forces in play that almost magically will begin to transform your life.

 

Affirmation for the Day: I honor my commitments to myself and to others.

 

Today: Become even more aware of the air around you, the way it feels on your face, the way a leaf slowly floats through it, the way the clouds drift on its currents, the way you feel when you inhale and exhale, etc.

 

Level 1:  Commit to Take One Empowering Action Daily

Commit to make an empowering change in at least one area of your life.  As a suggestion, write it down and post it where you can see it every day as a reminder.  Commitment is a day-by-day process.  Every day renew your commitment (and forgive yourself if you didn’t keep it the day before.)  Everyday is a new beginning.  Understanding the true power of commitment can totally transform your life.

 

The barriers that occur for you regarding this commitment will be exactly what block your commitment to yourself.  To make a commitment is to take a stand in life … to live life heroically.  The moment you are your commitment rather than your commitment being something you said, you and your commitment become one and you can actually impact the world.  If there were one empowering thing that you could do today, and every day for the next 27 days, what would it be?  Choose one thing and make a covenant with yourself to keep your word.

 

Your word is law in your universe.  Give your word to yourself with integrity, focus, certainty, and with the same intensity as if you were giving your word to the Creator.  Below are some examples of things you can commit to do on a daily basis for the next 27 days.  Or you can choose something else not on the list that you know would empower you.  What you choose is less important than your willingness to make a commitment to yourself and to follow through no matter what.  Even one minute a day for 28 days can make an enormous difference.

 

Examples of daily commitments:

•  Dance with passion for 10 minutes       •  Aerobic exercise for 15 minutes

•  Meditate for 15 minutes       •  Clutter clear for 30 minutes

•  Yoga for 20 minutes       •  Sit quietly doing nothing for 10 minutes

•  Pray for peace       •  Become conscious of what you consume

•  Take a walk           by writing it down

•  Paint or draw for 30 minutes       •  Drink six glasses of water

•  Take a daily green health drink       •  100 Kegel exercises

•  Take a candlelight bath       •  Lay on the earth and just let go

•  Clean out the attic for 15 minutes       •  Work in the garden

 

Alternatively, you can commit to not do something on a daily basis.  For example:

•  Limit television watching to one hour

•  Cut back to two cigarettes

•  Limit use of swear words

•  Stop eating after one serving

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Day 1 – Life Assessment

Today is the first day of the 28 Day Soul Coaching® FREE program by Lisa Sharpe Jones. I’m so happy that you are here and taking this first step to the rest of your more HAPPY and FULFILLING life! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment below or email me directly at Lisa [at] ArtOfLivingHappy [dot] com.  ~Blessings, Lisa

Days 1-7:

AIR – Mental


The first seven days of this program are dedicated to Mental Clearing.  During this week you will embrace the Spirit of Air, which is the energy of change and transformation, inspiration, aspiration, mental clarity, freedom, perception, communion, and communication.  The mental component of you is also the part that has the capacity to discern, analyze, evaluate, and judge.  The element of Air also allows you to see situations from a higher perspective.  Every exercise in this week is aimed at clearing mental cobwebs and also inviting the Spirit of Air into your life even more.

 

Air is a potent, integrating force that unites us all, so this is also the week to begin to connect even more deeply with the world around you and the inner world within you.  Though seemingly subtle and unseen, Air is composed of the most rarified energy fields, and we are in constant communion with the vast universe through our breath.  With every breath you take, you are inhaling air that has been in every nook and cranny of our world, from the dry region of the Sahara, to the heights of the Himalayas, to the lush and humid Amazon rain forests.  The breath that you just took contained at least four hundred thousand of the same argon atoms that Gandhi breathed throughout his life.  The air that you are breathing now has been in me, and the breath that I am taking now has been in you.

 

Thus, aligning to the Spirit of Air is a powerful way to deeply connect with the inner and outer world.  It is also a way to purify and balance the mental aspects of yourself.  Mental challenges may come your way this week.  Do not be concerned; this is all a part of the program.  This first week focuses on mental cleansing so that you may fly high!

Connecting to the Spirit of Air

Pick a time every day for the first seven days to relax and focus on the air that enters your body through breath.  Be aware of your breathing.  Observe your breath.  Is it shallow or deep?  Do you periodically hold your breath?  Where is your breath concentrated—in the abdomen or chest area?  Focus on your breath and the air as it enters and leaves your body.  Concentrate on the air as it enters your lungs when you inhale and exhale. By doing this, you are activating the Spirit of Air that dwells within you and around you and this will help you with the deep internal mental clearing process that will be occurring in the days ahead.

Air: Day 1 – Life Assessment

The journey to discover your authentic self starts with stark honesty about where you are.  Be honest in your self-appraisal.

Affirmation for the Day:My evaluation of myself is not who I am.

Today: Periodically take deep breaths.  Visualize life-force energy filling your lungs and body.

Level 1: Assessing Your Life

Take some time to assess where you are in your life right now and write it down in your Process Journal.  Include where you are regarding your health, relationships, finances, career, creativity, and spiritual fulfillment.  Also write out your intention for the 28 days.

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Today is more information about the Soul Coaching® program which will be starting right here on this blog on February 1st. I’m so excited to be offering this course for FREE to all of my readers and tweeples. I LOVE YOU ALL!

Almost a year ago I gave notice to the hedge fund company where I was employed, as I knew my time working as a certified public accountant in corporate America had to end. I could no longer synchronize my internal feelings of wanting to follow my passion and desire of wanting to help people find happiness and discover their inner wisdom with the exterior demands of the hedge fund corporate mentality and harsh personalities of many of the people I worked with day-to-day.

With that in mind, I’m thrilled and honored to be able to provide to YOU this FREE 28 Day Soul Coaching® course. To get the most out of this class, I’ve listed some ideas below, well actually Densie Linn, the founder and creator of Soul Coaching® does. But really, if you just read through the material everyday, I guarantee your life will change for the better. I can’t wait to hear about your results! Please post any comments or synchronistic events as I LOVE hearing about what you are experiencing.  (I’m currently out of the country with iffy internet connections, so I will respond to any messages after February 5th. Thanks. ~Lisa)

Be Gentle with Yourself When You Do This Program

Most of us, when we were growing up were taught to judge ourselves harshly if we didn’t do things perfectly.  You don’t have to be perfect for this program to work miracles in your life.  It works in spite of feeling that you didn’t do it right.

Do the best you can.  Forgive yourself when you don’t do every exercise exactly as described.  Almost everyone who has done the program has mentioned that even on the days that they missed or didn’t fully do the exercises, there was an amazing synchronicity that still occurred.

Everything That Happens During Your 28 Days Is Part of the Process,  (Even If It Doesn’t Seem Like It)

In every moment the universe is whispering to you.  There are messages for you in the morning breezes.  There is wisdom for you in the caw of the crow outside your window, and in the cadence of an afternoon rainstorm.  Even ordinary events in your life carry communications from your soul, but often our minds are too full to hear these messages.  When you make the commitment to embark on a journey to hear these messages, incredible coincidences begin to occur.  When you empty your mind, you can “hear” these messages.

Over and over again, people doing this program remarked at the astonishing synchronicity that happened for them.  There were mundane coincidences, such as plumbing problems during the Water Week and electrical surges during the Fire Week, but also more profound coincidences such as hearing from an estranged family member during the section on relationship healing or receiving an anonymous bouquet of flowers on the Day of Gratitude.  Literally everything that happens during your 28 days is part of the process, even if it doesn’t seem like it at the time.

Soul Coaching with Others

The support of others can be extremely helpful and motivating when you have a group of others sharing the experience with you.  Your Soul Coach is a remarkable facilitator and will help you get the most out of this program.

Keeping a Journal

I suggest keeping two journals during the program.  The first journal is your Process Journal.  It is for mental and emotional clearing; it can be used to express your feelings and to write the insights incurred as a result of the daily assignments.  As a suggestion, use a three-ring notebook and make (or purchase) colored tabs—one tab for each day.  (Some people like to use yellow tabs for the Air Week, blue for the Water Week, red for the Fire Week, and green for the Earth Week.) The tabs help you to refer back to sections from previous days.

The second journal is your Joy Journal.  In this journal you might include writing, collages, drawing, poetry, Polaroid photos—one a day to chronicle the great moments of your day—or anything else that illustrates the joyful or magical moments of each day of the program.  No matter what happened on a particular day, there are always special, meaningful, or magical moments.  Chronicle these moments in a way that is creative, invigorating, beautiful, and fun.

Daily Affirmations

Every day you will be given a carefully chosen affirmation that is appropriate to the assignment for the day.  Affirmations work!  They work because what we focus on is often what we create for ourselves.

Some people write the affirmations on paper stickies and put them on their computer, mirror, or refrigerator, as a periodic reminder during the day.  Alternatively, you can repeat the affirmation to yourself (silently or out loud) during the day.

Your word is your wand.  If you constantly say to yourself, “I’m not good enough” your subconscious mind begins to believe it and then you feel and act “not good enough.”  Consequently, people treat you in a demeaning way.  A person who tells himself or herself most people can’t be trusted will find themselves surrounded by untrustworthy people.  However, a person who thinks that the world is filled with love, often finds love pouring into their life.

Usually affirmations are stated in a positive way, and you may wonder why there are times in this notebook when an affirmation has a “not” or a “no” in it.  I have found that there are rare occasions when using a “not” or a “no” in an affirmation can have more power than a positive affirmation.  For example, for most of my life I have struggled with feeling overwhelmed.  It was a recurring pattern that kept me in a perpetual state of stress.

To overcome this negative pattern, I began to use the positive affirmation, “I have too much time and need more to do!”  This was great and really seemed to work for me.  I felt less overwhelmed.

There would be times though, when I would occasionally still find myself feeling overwhelmed.  It was only when I yelled over and over, “I will never indulge in the stupid negative pattern of ‘overwhelm’ ever again!!!” that something snapped.  Since that time I have been busier than ever yet don’t feel overwhelmed.  To me this is a miracle.  A so-called “negative affirmation” worked.  However, if putting a “no” or “not” or “never” in an affirmation doesn’t work for you; change the words so that they do work.

Listening to Your Soul

Set a few moments of quiet time aside in the morning and evening just to ask your Soul if there is anything you need to know or anything that your Soul would like to communicate to you.  This specific act of intent can open your ability to be receptive to inner messages.

What Is Your Intention for Doing This Program?

Where intention goes, energy flows.  It is important that you take time to get clear on why you are doing this 28-day odyssey.  What end results do you desire from having participated in this soul journey?  What is your intention?  Are you really ready to make a change in your life?

Taking time to clarify your intention before you start your 28-Day Program will help determine the form that your program takes.  Enjoy the 28 days.  Remember to be gentle with yourself and to cherish your accomplishments.  Feel free to do this program in any way that works for you and your life.  Your journey toward connecting with your soul has begun.  Don’t wait for the perfect time.  The perfect time is now.

Making a Sacred Contract

As a suggestion, create a contract for yourself that clearly states your intention for the next 28 days and sign your contract.  Giving your word is important.  It’s usually much easier for us to keep our word with someone else, than with ourselves.  We often are meticulous in keeping our word to others, yet will easily break a commitment to ourselves.  However, the vows we make to ourselves are even more important to the soul than the vows we make to others.  If someone continuously broke his or her word with you, after awhile you would think that person is untrustworthy.  When you break your word with yourself, it is a message to your subconscious mind that you are not a trustworthy person and often your self-esteem suffers.

You can make your contract as specific or as general as you like.  Use words that work for you and create an honest realistic contract that you can keep.  Here is an example:

“I, Denise Linn, do hereby declare to myself and my Creator that I will dedicate the next month to connecting with my soul.  I will endeavor to be honest with myself and with others to uncover the truth about who I am.  Additionally, during this month, I vow to take time everyday to relax and eat according to my nutritional needs rather than my emotional needs.  I accept that adhering to this contract attests to the strength of my character.”

Write your sacred contract out on paper, sign it, and date it.  You might even want to post it in your home or put it at the beginning of your Process Journal.

That was a lot of information! Please remember that just by committing to participating in this coaching plan the Universe is already working on your behalf! That’s the really exiting news about this coaching program. Of course, YOU will get more out of this course the more fully you participate, as you will be more aware of what the Universe is doing for you. Bottom line, no pressure, and do the best you can!

Love and blessings, Lisa

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Purchase the full Soul Coaching® 28 Day Program by clicking on the book cover:

To leave me a comment, click on the {comment} link below. ~Blessings, Lisa

In just a few days, on February 1st, I’ll be starting the 28 Day Soul Coaching® program via my blog.  Today I’ll explain how this coaching program is organized and what you can expect as far as the level of commitment on your part.

In order for you to plan your day, I’ll do my best to post my blog early each morning (sometimes even at midnight or 1am, for all of my friends in Europe).  Then you can read the post at a convenient time for you, so you can plan your days assignment and start reciting the daily mantra.  I know from my own experience that this coaching program is life changing – I can’t wait to hear how it changes your life!

What Is the 28-Day Soul Coaching® Program?

 

The 28-Day Soul Coaching® Program is a spiritual journey that is divided into four one-week periods.  Each week is dedicated to one of the Four Elements:  Air, Water, Fire, and Earth.

From Native Americans, to ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Mayans, Aztecs, Persians, Celts, and Hindus, the mysterious panorama of nature has been divided into separate parts that are designated by the four elements.  Egyptian sages fervently believed that reflection on the four elements provided a profound understanding of life.

To those ancient people, the symbolism of the four elements welded all separate pieces of reality into a cohesive whole.  Each one brought a gift that gave balance to the people.  The Spirit of Air gave the wind with its cooling breezes in the summer; the Spirit of Water brought refreshing rains; the Spirit of Fire gave warmth from the sun; and the Spirit of Earth brought forth the hills, mountains, trees, and plants on earth.  The underlying energy of all the elements was the Creator, the source of all life.

I believe that when you embark on this spiritual cleansing program, it is immensely valuable to do it in the context of the cycles of nature.  The energy of nature and its elements can help bring you home to your spiritual roots.

Additionally, after you have finished the 28 days, you are encouraged to embark on an inward journey much like a vision quest.  It can be a few hours to a few days.  After all the clearing you have done in the previous 28 days, it is a time of stillness for the soul to reveal its sacred messages to you.

How the 28-Day Soul Coaching® Program is Organized

Detoxifying the Mind, Body, Emotions, and Spirit

•  Days 1-7      are devoted to the properties of Air and are associated with clearing mental debris.

•  Days 8-14   are devoted to the properties of Water and are associated with your emotional self.

•  Days 15-21  are devoted to the properties of Fire and are associated with clearing the shadow

to connect with your spiritual self.

•  Days 22-28  are devoted to the properties of Earth and are associated with your physical self.

How Can I Do the Program with My Busy Life?

No matter how busy you are or how hectic your life is, you can do this program.  It is designed so anyone can do it, no matter how frantic or full his or her life is.  There is one assignment each day. (In the full course there are assignments which are divided into three levels.  You would choose the level at which to participate.)

•  Level One: “Committed to Change” Doing the Level One exercises usually takes
15 to 30 minutes a day.

As you can see, Denise Linn, did a great job of planning out this program and including so many important aspects of how air, water, fire, and earth affect our lives.  In my next posting I’ll go into more details about what you will gain by participating in this program.  Again, don’t forget to check back soon and if you want to have a reminder as to when I post, just sign up for the RSS feed – this will deliver an email to you with the latest posting.  Have a blessed day!  ~Lisa

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As a Certified Soul Coach I am happy to provide you with a FREE 28 day Soul Coaching® course to discover your true authentic self.  For the month of February, I will be posting a blog-a-day which will take you through the first level of Soul Coaching® so you can see for yourself how powerful this coaching course can be in your life.  Sign up for my RSS feed, so you can get the daily blogs as they are posted! (To sign up, click on the “SUBSCRIBE” button at the top right of this page.)

Soul Coaching® was created by Denise Linn when she realized the need for a connection of spirit, intuition, mystery, and wonder in the ever expanding space of life coaching.  Attending Denise Linn’s certified Soul Coaching® course was a life changing event for me!  After connecting to my true self and realizing what I am here to do, I went from full-time corporate to full-time consciousness.  In this spirit, I’m honored to offer YOU this free 28 day course so that you too can discover who you really are and why you are here on this planet right now.  If you are interested in becoming a certified Soul Coach click here.

Please note that all the material printed in blue is copyright © 2007 material by Denise Linn and reprinted on my blog with explicit permission by Denise Linn – thanks Denise!  I am sharing this with YOU as my gift.  Also know, that I am only sharing snippets of the full coarse with the first level of participation (there are a total of 3 levels of participation).  If you are looking for a deeper level of coaching, before, during or after completing this FREE course, please contact me and I’d be happy to discuss my rates and availability.

What Is Soul Coaching®?

Do you know who you are and why you are here?  Do you know what your mission in life is?  Are you aware of the daily guidance from your soul?  No matter how great your outward success is, if you don’t know the answer to these questions, you might feel that there is something missing in your life.

The 28-Day Soul Coaching® Program is a powerful program that anyone can do.  It is a process that takes you to your spiritual source and helps you find meaning and sacredness in your everyday life.  It allows you to take an honest look at yourself and life, face fear, release old negative patterns, get motivated, and step boldly and joyfully into your future.

Once you have committed yourself to the program, life seems to unfold in a remarkable, almost magical, way.  Declare that you are ready to discover your authentic self, and are willing to dedicate one month of your life to doing it, and loving forces of the universe will coalesce to propel you in the direction of your destiny.  Synchronistic events and seeming “coincidences” begin to expand exponentially in your life.

I’m not quite sure why it happens, but once you commit to this program, it’s as if the universe has heard that declaration and amazing events seem to emerge within your life, all aimed at a deep soul cleansing and clearing.  The events of your life are not an accident.  If you are attracted to the Soul Coaching® program, it is the right time for your soul detoxification.

The aim of Soul Coaching® is to align your inner spiritual life with your outer life.  It helps you to clear away mental and emotional clutter so you can hear the messages from within.  It also helps you to discover your purpose so you can design a life that supports that purpose.

Regular life coaching usually focuses on the attainment of a goal or a dream.  This differs from therapy, in which the intention is usually focused on emotional healing.  Soul Coaching® is different from these modalities, as its primary aim is to clear away inner debris in order to connect you with the wisdom of your soul.

The understanding of who you are can never be told by another.  It is only when you reach into the wellspring of your being that the truth of the soul springs forth.

I invite you again, right now, to sign up for my RSS feed, so you’ll get this program delivered to you as soon as I post it. (To sign up, click on the “SUBSCRIBE” button at the top right of this page.)  Here’s to exploring, experiencing and expanding your life!!!

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