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Aila can’t wait to find her purpose in life and fulfill it to the best of her ability. She knows she meant for more than cleaning the kitchen and feeding the pigs. She wants to be important and to make a difference. Held as a servant in her great aunt’s manor house, it’s hard to see anything else as an option.

Determined that by finding her father and learning more about the family that gave her away she will discover her true purpose, Aila runs away with her best friend, Corin. With this new freedom, Aila’s talents are given room to develop and grow. She journeys to the city by the sea meeting many obstacles along the way. When she discovers there really is such things as dragons and they threaten her people, Aila must accept her talents, her friends and begin to live her true purpose. Can she handle everything that purpose is about to challenge her with?

The FireHand Girl is a story about Purpose. It is something that many struggle with and it seems to give us meaning, but from Aila’s story, we learn that Purpose is ever changing and ever at work in our lives, even when we are unaware.

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Tempting Seraphina: An Exotic Island Romance by [Sharp, Jennifer]

For an anthropologist, Sera Summers, it’s a dream job to carry out field work on a tropical island. Throw two beautiful local men into the picture and that dream job could become a nightmare. While Sera navigates the ethics of her job, her relationships with the artisans she’s studying and a mysterious art theft, her ties to home begin to break.

Reviews

“takes the readers along on a tropical fantasy where the climate is hot and the men are hotter. The colors and atmosphere of the island will have the readers longing for their on island getaway. This story reminds readers there is more to life than work. Readers will find their interest captured as compelling characters come to recognize what is truly important in life.” The Romance Studio

Happy Easter

easterWhat are you doing today to invest in your happiness, your creativity and your personal growth?

Today, I’m working on reaching out to all of you.  Spring is here, summer is coming and I want you all to feel the joy in that.  What is resonating with you today?

Here it’s foggy and drizzly but it really doesn’t matter.  I hope it’s sunny and warm wherever you are.  Best Easter Wishes!

Life Purpose

I’ve pulled this from an email I received. I think it’s incredibly valuable and thought I’d share it with all of you!  This is from Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book The Power of Intention.  I encourage all of you to devour Wayne Dyer’s books.  They will help you bring all you desire into your life in a way that seems simple and straightforward.  Enjoy!

“We become what we think about all day long. What thoughts do you have that inhibit you from feeling as if you’re on purpose in your life? For instance, if you think that you’re separate from your purpose and that you’re drifting without direction through your life, then that’s precisely what you’ll attract.

Suppose, instead, that you know this is a purposeful universe where your thoughts, emotions, and actions are a part of your free will and are also connected to the power of intention. Suppose that your thoughts of being purposeless and aimless are really a part of your purpose. Just as the thought of losing someone you love makes you love them even more, or an illness makes you treasure your health, suppose that it takes the thought of your unimportance to make you realize your value.

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” ~ Robert Bryne

The source of thought is an infinite reservoir of energy and intelligence. In a sense, thoughts about your purpose are really your purpose trying to reconnect to you. That inner being-ness knows why you’re here, but your ego prods you to chase after money, prestige, popularity, and sensory pleasures and miss the purpose of living. You may feel sated and gain a reputation, but inside there’s that gnawing feeling typified by the old Peggy Lee song “Is That All There Is?”

Focusing on the demands of the ego leaves you feeling unfulfilled. Deep within you, at the level of your being, is what you were intended to become, to accomplish, and to be. In that inner placeless place, you’re connected to the power of intention. It will find you.

Make a conscious effort to contact it and listen. Practice being what you are at the source of your soul. Go to your soul level, where intention and purpose fit together so perfectly that you achieve the epiphany of simply knowing this is it.

When you’re awake enough to question your purpose and ask how to connect to it, you’re being prodded by the power of intention. The very act of questioning why you’re here is an indication that your thoughts are nudging you to reconnect to the field of intention. What’s the source of your thoughts about your purpose? Why do you want to feel purposeful? Why is a sense of purpose considered the highest attribute of a fully functioning person?

Because we’re human…”

 

Fighting Limiting Beliefs

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Be The Cat!

We are often unaware of our limiting beliefs because they were “passed down” to us by the attitudes and beliefs of others. As long as they remain unconscious (we are not aware of them) they can hold us back from achieving our fullest potential and experiencing joy.  For example, if we have heard all of our life that money is the root of evil then we may consciously create situations that limit our financial success out of fear of that evil.

These beliefs are so “normal” that we rarely question their validity or consider how they affect our belief systems or make us unhappy.  Of course, there is some truth  and a good intention behind most of them, but consider which ones you have been conditioned to believe and how they have impacted your beliefs and your life.

“Money doesn’t grow on trees.”
Good Intention: be intelligent with how you spend your money
Conditioned fear: money scarcity; feeling there is not enough
Potential Limits: not believing you can have what you want if it involves having money and therefore not going for it.

“You have to pay your your dues”
Good Intention: it takes effort to get results
Conditioned fear: you will have to suffer in order to be worthy of any pay off
Potential Limits: feeling unworthy, you may not take opportunities or you may punish yourself for rewards and accomplishments you receive with ease

Can you think of one that applies to you?

Stay tuned and we’ll learn how to turn these beliefs around.

Happiness Always,
Jen

Perspective

Perspective

Change Your Perspective by Changing Your Words.

Perspective is everything when it comes to how we feel, and the words that we use are critical factors of our perspective.  Last week, we chatted about limiting beliefs.  Here is how to overcome those beliefs.

This is particularly important for writers who are dealing with rejection after rejection or who have to show up a day job week after week.  These few little tips can drastically add to your happiness.

Have To vs Get To:
What areas in your life do you feel and say “I have to”?  For example,”I have to go to work.”  Change it to “I get to go to work,” and see how different you feel.  Now, change the rest of your “have to’s” into “get to’s” and try your new perspective on for size.

I Can’t vs How Can I?
What areas do you limit your ability to truly be authentic to what you want and your ability to feel joy?  Changing terminology allows the brain to stop shutting off possibilities and instead look for ways to create the things you desire.  What do you feel limited about?  Does asking “how can I?” change the way you feel about it?

Changing Your “What ifs”!
Many times we use “What ifs” in a negative way.  For example, people say “what if I get fired”, “what if my relationship goes bad”, and so on and so on.  These “what ifs” take away our ability to feel joy because they stop us from doing what we really want in life out of fear of “what if”.  Try turning your “what ifs” into POSITIVE ones!  “What if you get a promotion?” and “What if you get an offer?”.

Remember, the unconscious mind is powerful and will LOOK FOR whatever you tell it to look for.  By saying “What if something amazing happens?” your mind automatically will begin scanning your life for amazing things!

I hope that you’ll join me in the MindDesign Author’s Academy for deeper work on limiting beliefs and perspective.  Let me know how this works for you at mindflutters1@gmail.com.  I’d love to hear from you.

Workshops

Workshops

I am currently available to facilitate workshops for your Writer’s Group, Writing Chapter or Conference.

The following topics can be covered although all workshops are customized.

  • Mindfulness and Writing
  • The Purposeful Writer
  • Goal and Success Achievement
  • Happiness As A Goal

Day long workshops and retreats are also available which include an in-depth mix of all topics.

Please email for more information and to discuss the possibilities!