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Reviewing The Last Year

Monday, 8 January 2018 1:11:29 PM Pacific/Auckland

Happy New Year 

If you’ve had your annual break, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed mine.

Two weeks is not a long break, but it was enough to allow me to recharge my batteries and prepare for the year ahead.

It also allowed me to hang out with Peter, and friends and family, which is something I don’t always find the time to do because I’m really good at filling up my life with stuff to do.

Don’t get me wrong, that’s not a bad thing; so long as I allow for balance, the trouble is - I don’t always do that, in spite of my best intentions.

There are just so many things I want to do and so much I want to learn, and I get this sense of urgency going on, like I’m going to run out of time. This means I sometimes bite off more than I can actually chew at one time; putting myself and often those around me under unnecessary pressure. I know this about myself, and it’s something I’ve been working on over the last 8 years of having Inspire Me.

I guess you could say I’m a recovering NOW PERSON, learning to LIVE IN and ENJOY THE NOW, instead of packing so much into my life that I don’t actually get to stop and enjoy it.

Last year was a perfect example of packing too much in…

Early in the year I began creating a little booklet called Becoming Positive, in which I share techniques I use for becoming and staying positive, no matter what’s going on around me. I completely underestimated how much energy and time this little book would take up, but we got there, and I’m thrilled with it.

And, as if that wasn’t enough, I stumbled across Kickstarter (a crowd funding platform), and decided that that would be just the ticket to help me complete and launch some other tools for wellbeing that I’d been working on for a couple of years.

It was an awesome idea, but the timing wasn’t right, and with hindsight I can see that I would have benefited from waiting another year; that creating the ‘Becoming Positive’ booklet, not to mention running a small business, was enough for one year. However, at the time (which incidentally wasn’t far off Christmas - our busiest time of year), I got caught up in that old pattern of…

NOW!                                                                                                                                                                                              IT HAS TO BE NOW!

And so, after a huge amount of work on my part and that of my team of amazing Earth Angels, we launched the Kickstarter Campaign that, if successful, would enable us to begin production of the Angelic Wheel of Guidance and the new Crystal Intention Kits.

And you know what?

Within days of launching, I had a big wobble that helped me discover two things about myself; one was a familiar trait and the other was a new one that came out of left field…

  1. I still have work to do on that NOW aspect of my personality, as in learning to recognise when my Inner Being and Angels are guiding me to slow down.
  2. That I have some real issues about promoting myself, which is basically a key element of running a Kickstarter Project. I can talk all day long about the work of others but when it comes to something I’ve created, I found that hard.

So, the Kickstarter Project didn’t meet its target, which meant we didn’t get funded, and I could have looked on that as a failure, but thankfully I didn’t. Instead I was able to see it for the awesome experience it was, resulting in…

  1. The completion of the new Crystal Intention Kits, which have met with an enthusiastic response from our customers.
  2. The almost completion of the Angelic Wheel of Guidance, which I will complete this year, at a manageable pace.
  3. The knowledge that I still have work to do on that NOW THING, and on my CONFIDENCE and FAITH IN MYSELF.

The reality is, life is full of wobbles, and it’s what we do with those wobbles that’s important. That’s one of the things I love about New Years. It helps us look at…

  1. Where we’re at
  2. Changes we’d like to make
  3. What goals we want to focus on for the year
  4. A plan for implementing those goals

Have you taken time to do that yet?

If not, I recommend that you do.

And make it soon, because before you know it we’ll be half way through the year.



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Comments | Posted in Creating a Life Less Ordinary By Michelle Grey

Are You Nurturing Your Creative Side?

Monday, 4 September 2017 4:12:17 PM Pacific/Auckland

It’s so easy to be constantly caught up in the busyness of life that we forget to nurture our Creative Side. For me, creativity takes a variety of forms, such as changing a room around at home - something I’ve barely done since opening Inspire Me, because I have plenty of scope for that at the shop.

I love it when one of my fellow Earth Angels says to me (randomly) “What do you think about moving these over to there…” and we drop everything and start moving one thing, which often means changing a substantial chunk of the shop around. By the time you realise just how big this moving one thing is going to be… it’s too late and you’re committed. An hour or two into it I make noises of…

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Keeping the Momentum Going & Mindfulness

Monday, 14 August 2017 3:57:20 PM Pacific/Auckland

It’s almost a week since Shamanic Healer-Matthew Greenwood left, and I knew from the outset that it was important for my own development, and that of Inspire Me, to keep the momentum of the learning I’d done during his time here, going. I know how easy it is to slip back into patterns of behaviour that don’t serve me very well, and I’m determined to make the changes my Guides (who Matthew channeled) asked me to.

One of the things they really focused on was meditation, and while meditation has been a part of my life for several years now, I’ve never felt like I’m achieving what I could be with it. I know it makes a difference in my life, especially when I meditate regularly, and in fact, I can usually feel the difference between days I do, and days I don’t. But still, I’ve known that there is much more to it than I have so far experienced, and this was confirmed during Matthew’s time here.

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Two Weeks with Shamanic Healer Matthew Greenwood

Friday, 11 August 2017 3:15:00 PM Pacific/Auckland

When Matthew Greenwood first contacted me in April of this year, I really had no idea how much of an impact he would have on my personal life, and the lives of several of my team of Earth Angels, not to mention those of our customers who were fortunate enough to either have a one-on-one session with him or to attend one or more of his workshops.

What I did know was that I liked the feel of his energy, even over the phone. We spoke regularly over the next wee while as we planned his trip, so that by the time he arrived in late July, I felt we’d known each other for a long time. I remember the buzz of energy we felt in the store, when he arrived, not actually realising what I’d felt until the end of the day, when Kellie and I were reflecting on what a buzzy (as in a feeling of momentum shifting) day it had been. And this pretty much sums up Matthew’s presence here for the last two weeks or so, BUZZY, BUSY and BLOODY AWESOME!

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Tuesday, 1 August 2017 3:07:00 PM Pacific/Auckland

I’ve been on a journey for a few months now, writing a little book that will be available soon. I love writing, and I enjoyed writing a weekly column for one of our local papers for several years, until it felt like it had run its course, as things do. From there I began dabbling in blogging, but found myself to be an ‘on again-off again’ blogger, in reality more off than on.

I’ve known for years that I’ve got a book or two in me. I even attended a Hay House Writers Workshop a couple of years ago; and yet, there was still no book on the horizon, in fact I found even less time to blog, or rather, I didn’t make the time to blog.

I’ve asked myself at times “What’s holding me back?” (not too often though, because that would have meant that I’d really need to do something about it). And while running Inspire Me is more than a full-time job, deep down I knew there was more to it than that.

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Are You Committed to Choosing Happiness?

Monday, 17 July 2017 2:52:00 PM Pacific/Auckland

I set myself a goal a few weeks ago, that I would write a Blog every Monday morning, in fact I set myself the intention that I would ‘write’ every Monday, and that I’d start out with a weekly blog.

This morning, after meditating, and then listening to a You Tube clip, which is how I like to start my day, I was reflecting on how I was feeling, and two words that came to mind were Happy and Content. That was my guide for today’s Blog, and once I was at my desk I googled definitions for Happiness and Contentment, and found these…

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Are you milking the wonderful little things that make you smile each day, even if only for a moment?

I try to remember all the small things that made me smile that day so I can write them in my Appreciation Journal each night, and yesterday there were so many to record I filled a whole page.

It started with listening to Abraham-Hicks, and meditating in the spa, although I got wonderfully distracted when one of our local Tui’s decided to chatter away in a tree only a few metres from the spa. I hear and see them every day when I’m working from home, but I’ve never had one land so close and stay for so long, singing his little heart out. I felt incredibly blessed and found myself grinning from ear to ear for several minutes.

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Comments | Posted in Creating a Life Less Ordinary By viv harris

Do You Have Daily Rituals That You've Incorporated Into Your Life?

Monday, 3 July 2017 5:07:17 PM Pacific/Auckland

Little rituals that we practice on a regular basis are important for creating and maintaining a happy, healthy life. They help improve our energy and vibration, no matter what’s going on around us, whether that’s in our personal lives, or globally. We’re bombarded daily with negative crap that, if we allow it, drains us, allowing negative thoughts and energy into our personal space.

So, what can we do about it?

I have several rituals that I consistently use on a daily basis, and others that I’d like to use daily and weekly, but don’t always get there, because my intention isn’t strong enough, which I must say - annoys me.

Ticking myself off about the stuff I don’t do as regularly as I’d like, is a waste of time and energy and does nothing to help me stay in a positive and healthy state of mind.  Celebrating and feeling good about what I do include in my daily or weekly life, on a regular basis, is far more productive and helps me achieve my intention of living a happy, healthy, financially free, extraordinary life, which is one of my daily affirmations.

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Waiting For The Perfect Moment is a Crock ....

Monday, 13 March 2017 7:22:21 AM Pacific/Auckland

 I love this quote.

I have spent a lot of my life waiting for things to be 'just perfect' before actually doing a lot of stuff I really want to do. Does that sound familiar to you?

There is no such thing as the 'perfect moment'. Hmmm, thats not quite right, perhaps it would be better to say that 'the perfect moment, just might be right now', not tomorrow, not next week, not next month or next year, and definitely not when someone else tells you it is. You'll know! That is, if you allow yourself to be guided by your intuition, and stop over-thinking it.

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Learning Not to Worry Is Life Changing Stuff

Thursday, 23 February 2017 8:27:10 AM Pacific/Auckland


"Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don't want."

WOW! the knowledge of this can be LIFE CHANGING STUFF, and while it may take a life-time to not only learn it, but actually do something about it...

THAT'S OKAY, cos I believe that's all part of the plan I made at a Soul Level, which in essence was to LIVE A JOYFUL LIFE.

So learning that I have better things to do with my imagination than create 'stuff i don't want in my life' by worrying, gives me a great focus.

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