Surrender Is My Friend

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One of my best friend’s ex-husband, Dan, died recently. Friday, January 6th, King’s Day. What a weird way to start a sentence…best friend’s ex-husband! Why not just say, my friend, Dan? Well, that’s a blog for another day!

Dan was an amazing man:  giving, compassionate, caring, thoughtful, a true altruist.  He was only 60 and left behind two children, my god-children, Ivy 16, and Henry 14. I’ve known Dan for almost 20 years. His passing leaves me with a bit of sadness, mindfulness of my importance in others’ lives, and acute cognizance of my own mortality.

I became a mom of two amazing girls in the last two years, probably adding number three later this year, and married the love of my life almost three years ago. My life is full! I experience bliss, joy, child-like wonder, and innocence daily.

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Vision Quest

vision-quest-blogCome and join us for our very first VISION QUEST!!

At the Vision Quest Workshop, we explore some of the following concepts:

• Being in discovery about your vision and purpose.
• Effectively communicating your vision to others.
• What it means to live a vision-driven life.
• How taking committed action will support you in all areas of your life.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
7 – 9 pm

Best Western Plus – Palm Beach Gardens
11360 US Highway 1
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33408

Law of Giving

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I have been reading the book “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” by Deepok Chopra. I just finished reading Chapter 2 and WOW!!! I am so inspired by what I just read, that I had to write about it!

The Law of Giving:
The universe operates through dynamic exchange . . . giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe. And in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.

In the chapter, it states that every relationship is one of give and take. The more you give, the more you will receive because you will keep the abundance of the universe circulating in your life. And what really struck a chord with me is that the intention behind your giving and receiving is the most important thing. Sounds like such a simple concept, yet reading the words, makes it all make sense to me.

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5 Steps To An Extraordinary Life

 

When I utilize these 5 Steps in my everyday personal life, I consistently have extraordinary results:
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  1. Write down all ideas, wants and desires.
  2. Create • Create • Create!!!  This is a Strategic Action Plan–a PURPOSE DRIVEN, FOCUSED PLAN.
  3. COMMIT to that plan.
  4. Schedule specific blocks of time to do the work. Surrender to your commitment.
  5. Create a half-time check-in for yourself to see if you are on track. If you are, GREAT!  If you are not, GREAT! And, now you know what you get to add. Re-commit to have the results you want.

– Kris Delgado

Forgiveness As a Distinction

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Forgiveness is a cornerstone of the Gratitude Training, alongside Love and Gratitude. The distinction of forgiveness within the Gratitude context is what, according to Jo, sets it apart from other centers. Creating forgiveness is what ultimately creates the space for Love and Gratitude to be.

Forgiveness is defined within the training three ways:

  • To love and give as before. This is a reconnection to the authentic self where the context is innocence and where a human being is love. When people live as their whole, perfect and complete selves, life in paradigm giver and being love happens.
  • To give up all hope that the past could have been any other way than it was.
    Hoping for the past to be more, better or difference is detrimental to transformation since it keeps a  person stuck in maintenance. Additionally, this person will remain at effect of his/her life instead of at cause. When a person chooses to be present in the moment, accountable for results to this point, and willing to look, it creates freedom where he/she can create and choose what is next and take vision-driven action.
  • Grace is unmerited divine assistance; a virtue coming from God. Again, if every person is of god, whole, perfect and complete, this is a return to innocence. This is an acknowledgment that all we acquire and experience is a gift of and from divinity as a birth right. Forgiveness creates the space where grace can be let in.

By Holly Berube

 

Gratitude as a Distinction.

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According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of Gratitude is a state of being grateful: a feeling of appreciation or thanks.

We, at Gratitude Training, love the quote by Cicero that reads: “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”

We assert that Gratitude is a choice or perspective we choose that brings value to anything. One of the Principles of Leadership we live by is “I am grateful for everything.” We believe that leaders choose Gratitude as it opens up possibilities in all relationships including, romantic, family, friendship, and business.  These possibilities may not be there otherwise.

Gratitude is not only a feeling of appreciation or thanks, it is a context in which we choose to play. I believe I always notice when I am accessing Gratitude, as opposed to ambivalence or judgment, simply by the energy I generate and create.

I say that it is impossible to be frustrated, envious or resentful AND to be grateful at the same time.

– Kris Delgado

 

‘BEING’ Open

 

 

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Open, as defined, is allowing access, passage, or a view through an empty space; it is not closed or blocked up.  We use “open” as a transformational distinction and define it in a very similar way.

For example, being open to doing the training, or to staffing, means the possibility that you will get more out of
the training or staffing. By extension, it is likely you will create more value for yourself. 
Being open is a choice we consciously choose.

When we are open and completely available, this allows for a different listening.  An example: If I am talking to a friend and that person is standing, arms crossed, looking away or looking at their phone, and they say that they are listening to me, my experience is that I would not really have their attention.

Another example: If I am explaining something and you don’t agree with what I am saying, if I ask you to let me explain my point of view, and then you agree to hear me out, that would allow a space in your listening to hear something that you may not have thought of before. After hearing me out, you may still disagree with me, but you were open to hearing something different.

We ask everyone to be open, even if you have circumstances that you can’t see from where you are standing right now. Being open doesn’t necessarily change that, but it changes the context you are.

This sets an importance context for the training and that is why we request it of people.