Why Anchoring Hope Matters Right Now

Things are a bit messy right now in the air – literally and figuratively.

    Between environmental calamities, continued civil injustices, political and social unrest, surges of pandemic exposures and financial worries, there’s a thick layer of stress that looms over our world and we’re all feeling it.

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That’s why it’s so important to anchor hope.


    Hope is a vibration that trusts that things will get better. It’s a frequency that relies on faith that you will be taken care of along the way.  It’s a deep knowing that something positive can still appear amidst all these maddening lessons and confusion.

    I’m not asking you to stick your head in a fish-bowl, move to another dimension, take some kind of substance that makes you forget this world.

    No, you’d be missing out on the greatest opportunity to participate in the Divine experiment of finding your place and anchoring your purpose through your one little body, being and soul.

    When you anchor Hope in your heart, you’re allowing your light to spread out beyond your field to spark hope in others. It emanates like a wave because you’re tapping into a higher frequency of love. You may not even know how you effect or affect the world through your actions and words.

    When you radiate the vibration of hope in your being, you’re supporting the upliftment of those who are unfortunate, oppressed, disempowered or displaced. 

    What you hope for you and your family can ripple out when you hope that same thing for others. This grows the energy of compassion and true understanding.

    Hope helps you get up every day and push through the grind. It makes you face the uncomfortable within in order to heal and come home to a higher place of forgiveness,  It makes you strong and gives you invisible wings when you feel weak, beat up, or disappointed by the world.

So don’t give in.


    Don’t give in to the illusion of information that doesn’t resonate with the core truth of who you are.

    Don’t give in to other people’s limitations of themselves as they project that on you.

    Don’t give in to believing in other’s fears and opinions when you are worthy of holding your own feelings as a barometer of truth.

    Don’t give in to believing you can’t accomplish or reach your greatest soul’s expression or vision.

    After all, hope is the water that fuels and feeds your inner garden and your outer experience.  

    Choose to nourish that feeling of hope and know that you’re going to make it through this and more. One day at a time, friends.  This 2020 season will be over soon.

     However, before it goes.  Make sure you anchor that energy of hope to navigate and get you through Mars in Retrograde (September 9 – November  13) and Mercury in Retrograde (October 14 – November 3).  We’re still in for some rough waters so hang tight and keep on believing in good things coming your way!

How to Make a Difference in the World

We are in a time of great change, transformation, and expansion. It’s a very uncertain ride and we are given this opportunity to discern and choose what’s the next step and path. It may feel scary, nerve-racking, or pressure-filled, however, you’re on a course to tune in to your inner truth and rise.

   With this precious gift of time, we can make a difference in the world. It doesn’t have to be a huge effort.

   It can start with a shift in perception, a desire to try something new, or cultivating the actions that make you a better human being.

   The reason why we’re being given the invitation to make a difference in the world is that our political, financial, and educational systems, ideologies, and beliefs are broken. They no longer work for the one-size-fits-all because we don’t live in a box.

   There is a wave of activism that’s challenging spiritual, human, and environmental constructs. It’s opening the doors for many to step into their power and make a difference.

   Are you ready?

   The biggest difference you can make in the world is to ask how you can contribute.

   You came here encoded with gifts, talents, and offerings that are meant to support and add to the collective knowledge bank. You are part of the process and your input matters. When you choose to contribute, you influence the frequency scale of positive or negative and support the collective homeostasis. And right now…we’re a whole lot OFF.

   You may be thinking, “I’m just one person. What can I do?”

   Yes, you are, however, your energy field is bigger than just your physical body and you can influence other fields of energy around you. Your thoughts and intentions even emit a vibration that adds to the frequency of this collective scale. Your self-love contributes to the frequency of love on the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and material level.

   You are always giving and receiving, consciously, and subconsciously.

   Wouldn’t it be great to contribute to a personal movement of making a difference in the world through one tiny action each day?

   Here are some great ways you can make a difference in the world each day.

    #1. Take care of your own stuff/shit

   •   If you truly want to make a difference, be accountable to yourself and your emotions, and release putting that work on others. Take care of your inner stuff so that you can let go of old conditions, habits, and past events that no longer serve you. The lighter you are, the fewer regrets you carry, the happier and more content you’ll be. That ripples out into the world through your vibration of peace.

    #2. Upgrade your language and viewpoint of yourself and others

   •   To make a difference, you can upgrade your language and viewpoint so that you’re looking through the lens of NOW rather than the past. You can create a different outcome when you come from a current vibration of compassion and respect towards self and others. When you do this, wonder, appreciation, and harmony can appear in your life and relationships. You are heard and received clearly. That helps evolve you to see yourself and others as you are: truly perfect.

   #3. Dare yourself to learn something new

   • When you learn or add a new skill in your life, you upgrade and expand into your true Light nature. You push past the limitation of ‘learning’ because you are experiencing it on multiple levels. You have the capacity to hold so much knowledge, information, and experiences in your soul and human energy field. This can lead to a depth of understanding and awareness that may invite you to share with the world. This can make a difference when you touch that spark of light in other’s minds.

    #4. Practice kindness and demonstrate integrity through your words and actions

   •   The reason why the Golden Rule is such an important foundation of behavior is that like attracts like. When you demonstrate and practice kindness and integrity, you get that back from the world. You also set a precedence for how others treat you. Your one act could trigger a series of actions that ground kindness on different levels of reality. This is a gift that can initiate a change of heart. Practice kindness and compassion for yourself and others and you will raise the vibration and energy of the world for the better.

    #5. See equality and potential in everyone you meet; they are an image and likeness of Spirit just like you

   •   When you recognize that others are mirrors of you, you can shift your judgment and perception to see potential and wonder. When you carry potential and wonder in your heart, you radiate the energy of equality, acceptance, and understanding. Life on Earth is hard and when you realize that everyone has their own soul’s path and destiny, you’ll also see that everyone has their challenges and hardships to bear. Through this perceptive shift, you contribute to the rise in consciousness that allows us to release control, judgment, and expectations of others.

    #6. Contribute to a cause that rings true in your heart

   • A really important way to make a difference in the world is to contribute to organizations and non-profits that resonate with you. These causes are important because they highlight where the world is needing solidarity and help. By contributing – whether it’s with time or money – you help to make the world a better place by adding your part to the big picture. From environmental awareness to help those who are under-served, we can create a circle of giving that helps others to grow and be seen. We can only evolve to the level that we see for our brothers and sisters worldwide. After all, we live on the same planet.

    #7. Make amends for the past and release any self-judgment, blame, or criticism

   • Nothing zaps your energy and vitality than past events that still pull and tug at you. These past events hold you and others in a place of waiting: waiting to be freed. It breeds stagnation and resentment and only offers to replay karmic challenges. Do yourself a favor: let go of what you can’t change. This contributes to the world because it’s putting you in the vibration of forward momentum. Write a letter and burn it. Send a message to someone and apologize. Agree to let go of the effects of the past on you because it’s discoloring your present. When you make amends, you release yourself from blame and judgment. This brings you the freedom and the ability to see the world with new eyes. By releasing the past, you step fully into your power in the present.

    #8. Do something for someone because you can – not because you have to

    • There is creative power and freedom when you follow-through on Spirit’s push to do something for someone because you can or you want to. This releases you from the cycle of obligation to please or feel accepted. It’s your choice and when you do something out of the kindness of your heart, you make a difference in someone’s day. This act of generosity also feeds your soul because you are rippling out the vibration of wanting to see others happy and supported.

    #9. Stand up for those who are bullied, suppressed, or attacked

   • If you want to make a difference in the world, take actions towards causes that highlight injustices. This is a year of 20/20 clear vision. Whatever you choose to do to contribute to equality, freedom, and safety, that’s your choice. Whatever level of support you may give can ripple out into the world, helping others who are disempowered, scared, or oppressed find hope, meaning, and direction. When you stand up for others, you are grounding the vibration of respect and love. You are doing your part to contribute to the upliftment of man vs man mentality in order to change the storyline to a higher outcome of belonging, acceptance, and security.

    #10. Stop apologizing for everything as a form of excuse

    • There’s this undercurrent language that causes us to apologize as a fail-safe mechanism but we don’t always mean it. It excuses poor behavior and creates a cycle of avoidance. For some, it gets us out of having to change. But that breeds stagnancy and escapism. When we stop apologizing for everything as a form of excuse, we start to change the real storyline by actually doing something about it. We can start grounding the vibration of accountability and intent. We can evolve into embracing ourselves so that an apology isn’t necessary to use as a shield from really being seen. When you stop apologizing as an excuse, you start living and the difference you make in the world is astounding.

   So don’t stress or pressure yourself by asking, “How badly does this need to happen?”

   Relax. You’re already doing it.

   Just remember, what you want for you can only come to the degree that you are willing to see that blessing appear for others.

How Be a Rock in the River of Life

Everywhere I turn, there seems to be another wave of bad news layered on top of this celebrity who’s separating along with the economy going kerplunk. It feels like we’re stuck in a Netflix series called ‘You’re Not in Control’ and the plot’s taken a major twist in a dark direction.  And it’s only Season 1.

The plot twist appears to be tied to a lack of control breeding a sense of pandemonium that threatens to overwhelm and drown this planet’s sanity, safety, and peace.  It’s part of the age-old struggle that’s followed mankind since the beginning of time: the quest for survival and evolution.

Hence the dramatic change…

We’re experiencing a truly remarkable dimensional shift of time, energy, and consciousness. The invitation to be like a rock in the river of life is what faces us daily.  It requires such a level of inner strength, integrity, and fortitude.

So how do we manage?

Let’s start by being kind to ourselves so that we can be kind to each other.

It sounds so cheesy, right? Yet, the Golden Rule is a true measure of a heart’s purity.

So many of us in the world project our ideas, opinions, and beliefs, trumpeting conditions, patterns, and ideologies that are being broken and examined for a reason.

This is a period of scrutiny and the 20/20 lens is clearing the filters. This is a period of time where the script is being re-written.

When we’re kind to ourselves, we shift the self-deprecating conversation that happens within and focus only on controlling the thoughts and emotions that pull us away from our Center, our place of being the rock amidst the storm.

Kindness begins with acknowledging that we all have similar basic needs, wants, and desires.  The more we focus on what we share, the more it strengthens our ability to carry ourselves and each other through any challenge.

In a way, it’s a soul language that’s seeded from awareness and respect.

Once we initiate kindness in our lives, we can continue to cultivate that energy by creating a practice that grounds and centers us on a daily basis.

The news, people’s opinions, and our empathic natures cause us to feel the immense energies of the world.  Sometimes it requires true unplugging to tune into what matters – our connection to the moment.

Grounding and centering can look so different for everyone yet serve a universal purpose of connecting to Source energy. It’s a uniquely personal experience that can help to remind us of our place in the world.This is what feeds our inner battery, recharges our faith, and supports us in our journey.

When we tune in to greater energy and purpose than ourselves, we open to receive a higher level of love that helps us grow and evolve.

As we tune in to a greater Source of Love in the Universe, we activate the power of gratitude.

To be a rock in the river, we have to hold the energy of gratitude in our blessings. It’s what gives us the room to grow in true awareness of how connected we are to Source.

Gratitude is like our vitamins and when taken daily, it nourishes our body with light and elements that help us attract and magnetize more.

So be a rock in the river of life.  Cultivate a grounded, kind, and grateful Center so you can truly be an anchor of light in the world and do so much good!

The Invitation

The Invitation

There is an invitation that awaits you every day when you arrive back into your body, this plane, and this world.

It happens once you open your eyes and your mind starts to show you the agenda, stories, and ideas that set the tone and mood of how you begin.

It’s a pattern that we’re so used to that we go into auto-pilot. We go into our routines of work, life, home, relationships, and behaviors. It happens so subtly because our complex mind is always thinking, deciding, flagellating, and reflecting. When we react, it often comes from our internal library of canned responses.

Patterns happen through habitual and psychological actions. They’re often seeded at birth when we observe our role models and how they react and relate to life.

In the journey of awakening into your thoughts, identity, and awareness, there exists the invitation and it’s called conscious choice.

Conscious choice gives you the power to define your beliefs, values, and standards in a personal way that’s deeply aligned to your integrity. Every action and reaction comes from a place of awareness in how your input and output can ripple affect the world. Conscious choice is an awakened choice because your Divine nature recognizes the Divinity in another and this leads to a more open-hearted way of seeing the world.

It’s an upgrade from your normal patterns of thinking. It lifts you to a place of wonder, humility, grace, and joy. It bestows respect and kindness upon others. It’s the invitation step into a higher way of Being.

So how do you answer this invitation?

1. Accept your worth, your place, and your purpose in the world.

You have a right to be here. You have a reason for being here. When you recognize that you are incomparable, you begin to stop looking outside of yourself for veneration or acceptance. This happens because you consciously choose to see yourself as a part of the Divine which bestows your birthright to be here.

2. Consciously choose to be neutral in all things.

It doesn’t mean you don’t care or aren’t plugged in to what’s happening in the world. You can choose to stay abreast of current events without allowing your emotions and heart to feel pulled one way or the other. Sure….there are grave injustices that happen every day and there are people who are there to fight for their rights. You can consciously choose to support by empathetically listening, abstaining from judgment, and seeing the big picture.

3. Be a Light for others in the world.

The world is full of complainers, haters, and judges. You can choose to give in to other people’s issues or you can consciously choose to shine your light. This means you can simply be you. You can radiate your peace, hope, prayers, blessings out into the world without worrying about whether it’s good enough for someone. When you consciously choose to be a Light, you spark that awakening and curiosity in others.

4. Ask for a Day of Heaven on Earth

Why wait till you’re dead to experience Heaven when the conscious choice is to experience it with full awareness in this plane now. You can live in a state where life can flow easily or you can choose resistance in every turn and corner. Consciously choosing and asking for a day of Heaven on Earth is acknowledging the gift that Creator offers through the invitation. When you ask and you believe…it’s exactly what you receive.

5. Ask yourself, “How do I consciously choose to behave/feel/act/think today?”

When you first awaken, instead of going into auto-pilot, grabbing your phone and losing your precious time to the digital world, ask yourself this important question. “How do I consciously choose to behave/feel/act/think today?” If you consciously choose to feel good and happy, then you’ll find your mood is uplifted. If you consciously choose to behave in a kinder, gentler and more peaceful way, you’ll find that your day is brighter.

So what happens if you get the opposite effect?

You awaken into drama and chaos. Your thoughts are filled with dread and worry from your day before. You just don’t feel like you can shake off the blues. Your relationships are still challenging. Your kids won’t leave you alone. You feel like you just can’t get a break.

Does conscious choice still have an influence?

Absolutely. The invitation in applying conscious choice can influence how you react and respond to any situation that faces you. Conscious choice is rooted in balance, equilibrium, and trust. No matter what the world throws at you, you can handle anything when you apply the conscious decision to see the outcome higher.

Is there a connection between Karma and Health?

Recently, I experienced a rather debilitating situation that made me really reflect on what karma I had accumulated to attract the injury into my life.

For weeks, I’d felt a small spasm on the left side of my neck grow and become progressively more troublesome. I tried to work with the situation until I reached a point of mind-numbing pain, being blocked in my work and having difficulty sleeping. Plus, I was an emotional mess.

I really struggled with trying to take care of it myself, but it was not until my partner pleaded with me to get professional help that I finally did. The spasm on my neck, thanks to my continuous efforts to massage it, had finally grown to a large lemon.

I. Was. Done.

I found myself at the chiropractor’s office, explaining my situation and feeling pretty helpless. I’d been in there three months previously with a similar injury and didn’t follow through on their suggestions to return for repeated visits.

He listened empathetically and asked me to lay down on the table and turn my face completely to the right side. He then asked me to take a deep breath and I suddenly felt an excruciating POP!

I nearly jumped out of my skin and the table when that pop came. I turned my head and saw what looked like a Mideival syringe of torture in his hand.

“This is an Activator,” he calmly smiled, seeing the look of disbelief and fear on my face. “The Activator is a spring-loaded, hand-held mechanical that provides a quick, low-force impulse at specific points.”

If I wasn’t ready for the first pop, I certainly wasn’t prepared for the other pops that followed.

Each spring – loaded adjustment felt like it was pushing me into other dimensions and forcing me to confront my humanity in a vacuum of cuss words, tears and howls of surprise.

That Activator triggered something fierce inside that frozen muscle spasm. So much so that it caused me to ask what I had done to deserve that punishment.

After going home and applying sports tape as suggested, I began to process what was happening. The tape immobilized my neck, causing strange, tingling sensations to erupt on the crown of my head, my forehead and the areas behind the ears/occiput.

I realized that the blockages and pain all occurred in the areas where I receive channeled information for clients. Furthermore, the spasm was on my neck, the area of the body where opinions, judgments and communication was stored. This was also the area where we either chose to repeat Karmic patterns or not. Geez….

What did it all mean?

Through articles, research and communication with my Soul Council, I discovered that karma affects us on a physical, genetic and energetic level through injuries, illness and conditions. It affects everyone differently and constitutions, genetics and lifestyle can influence these karmic moments.

Because we are living biographical storehouses of infinite possibilities, choices and potentials, whatever we experience is contained in our energy fields, soul and DNA. For every action, there is a reaction as well as a consequence.

Our karma comes into play when we are faced with situations that open a door for us to walk through. This door opens the next level of experiences. I call these ‘trigger events.’ For some, it is about relearning new patterns of thinking, behavior and beliefs. For others, it’s about taking action and accountability.

Throughout our lives, we experience different waves of karma that influences our health, wealth, relationships and power in the world. Sometimes, you just have to ask yourself, “How many more times am I going to have to deal with this?”

Karma Waves of Injury and Illness

The first wave of karma initially appears as a sign for you to wake up and take notice of how you are behaving or operating. This may appear as an injury or illness, giving you insight that something is not flowing in the right direction. This is the first opportunity to awaken from your routine as you find a method to control, cure or alleviate the injury or illness.

If you don’t take actions to shift your behavior, the second wave of karma could reappear, reminding you that initial injury or illness left a memorable mark in your DNA. This mark now contains the information of the initial injury, and it’s unknown what sequence of events trigger the second wave from erupting.

For some people, it is not immediate. For others, it’s right away. However, the second karmic wave offers another opportunity to address and treat what is happening with your body on an energetic and physical level.

When you experience second karma around injury, illness and disease, you have to examine a few things:

• Are you still operating in a way that is causing negative karma to appear?
• Are you still ignoring the signs that your body may be asking for help?
• Are you taking action only to not follow through?
• Are you paying the price for this karmic event?

The second wave of karma offers the opportunity to take action. These pro-active actions could mean shifting dietary habits, stopping destructive patterns(i.e. smoking, drinking, pornography, drugs), shifting choices of activities, and increasing psychological health support. For some, it may mean finally going to a health practitioner and following through on their advice.

Unfortunately, some people have a difficult time shifting and through repeated actions, karma appears for the third time. This can possibly cause devastating effects including cancer, multi-organ disorders, strokes or repetitive injuries.

By the time the third effects of karma occurs, this is a sign that the body’s memory of disease/injury has permanently been established and is now part of the present construct in the form of a diagnosis. During this third wave of karma, people may be experiencing treatments for recurring injuries or conditions. This can contribute to feelings of helplessness, frustration and depression.

The third wave of karma can be challenging for many people to the point that shifting or taking a different approach to healing stops them. There is a dangerous bio-feedback loop that gets created where accountability for health shifts to blame, resentment and perhaps even anger. This causes an underlying level of stress to constantly exist.

In reaction to the diseases or injuries, you might give up hope and simply stop trying. If you do not learn or at least attempt to understand what is happening to you, this can seal the Earthly lesson as a chapter to replay in the next incarnation.

So how does this affect your  health?

Whether we realize it or not, our physical health and actions hold patterns around self – power, accountability, permission and belief. When we choose to eat or act in unhealthy ways, we pay the consequences for it with our vitality and peace of mind.

If you are experiencing your first karmic awakening to take better care of yourself, then listen to your body. You may need:

assessment and support from your health practitioner (MD, Naturopath, DC, Acupuncturist)
• supplementation and proper foods to make sure your body’s process are operating at its peak
• rest from an over-active and busy schedule
• information about your constitution, allergies and familial conditions that are hereditary
• to stop the offending habit or situation that is contributing to your condition

If you are experiencing the second karmic awakening, then there are patterns that you need to address. This is a situation that has now repeated itself more than once and is influencing your vitality, power and purpose. You may need:

• added support from your health practitioner to strengthen your immune system, speed up your healing abilities and fortify your defenses
• blood tests and other diagnostic tools to determine if there is a deeper problem underlying your health issue
• treatment in the form of medicine, therapies and counseling to help you get better
• new methods or patterns of living (this is a big shift)
• non-traditional healing methods to support your process
• to journal and reflect about your healing process so that it is not locked in the sanctuary of your mind and taking up extra space

If you are experiencing the third karmic awakening, then you may have a history of repeated visits to your health care practitioner with diagnosis that are now a part of your medical history. Your medical situation may have shifted more to maintenance, comfort and trying to stay on top of the disease/injury before your symptoms beat you. You have your good days and you have your bad days. In that case, you may need:

• support from family or friends to help you with household chores, meals and errands to decrease the pressure or burden on you
• physical assistance in order to get around
• medications taken consistently to manage your illness/condition
• psychological or psychiatric support to assist you with emotional stress
• financial help for the bills you’ve accrued from increasing health care costs

But what about the people who choose to take great care of themselves and still get sick?

Injury, illness and disease have a four part connection:
1. Karma
2. Environment
3. DNA
4. Evolution & Natural Process

Balancing these four is a delicate process as we are biological and chemical beings expressed through pH, complex human circuitry, empathy and constitution.

The Record Keepers state that some people have soul contracts around health to help them understand their humanity, ability to change and take charge in their lives.

So what do you do if you already eat well, get plenty of sleep, feel emotionally balanced, take your supplements regularly and manage stress properly and still get sick?

I suggest that you discover what your karma around health is so that you can best help your body live at its peak capacity. There are many ways you can do this:

• Self-assessment and personal history – Examine yourself and see how your actions contribute to your outcome
• Consider genetic testing such as 23andMe.com or through your physician
• Consider getting lab work around inflammatory markers, auto-immune conditions as well as a comprehensive metabolic panel to get an insight on the state of your organs
• Ask your family about history of diseases or conditions
• Assess what you have placed in the health sector of your home and see how this could be contributing to repeated injuries or illness.
• Open your Akashic Records and experience a holographic body scan

Wherever you are on the health journey, know that it’s a personal one. Your choices, actions and beliefs can change, flex and adapt based on what you are experiencing. No one can really know what you are going through inside except yourself.

So please know that self-judgment, guilt or blame will not do you any good on your path. In order to ride these different waves of karma, you must find a way to temper the inner voice that criticizes how you may be acting, feeling or being inside. This conflict only feeds the negative energy required to pull karma into appearing.

Certain things that you do – no matter how hard you try – may not shift an inevitable outcome. Please know that you are not here to play God and choose who stays or who goes. That burden is thankfully not on your shoulders.

You are here to learn these lessons around injury and illness. Perhaps one of the greatest gifts you can receive is understanding why that illness or injury propelled you into a place of service. Wherever ‘that place’ is that you eventually reach in relation to your injury, illness or disease allows you to honor the fragile dance of humanity and embrace what you are here to do in the time you have.

As for my neck, I found such relief with the chiropractic adjustment that I committed to two more months of treatment, including acupuncture and increasing my hydration. I could see the immediate impact in my work, emotions and relationships. I know this….I’m worth it and so are you.

This time karma…I got this.

About the Author

Anne Marie Pizarro is the founder of Body Energy Connection LLC and Akashic Record Session. She’s an RN/BSN with almost 20+ years of experience. She has worked with hundreds of clients around the world in the Akashic Records and Integrated Energy Therapy (IET). She is available for personal, phone or Skype sessions.

Women in Business: 3 Tips to Increase Success and Wealth as a Spiritual Entrepreneur

Women in Business Do Things A Little Differently…

Women in business struggle with marketing, growing their company, reaching their audience and manifesting wealth & success.  As a successful holistic entrepreneur, I have worked with hundreds of clients to help them improve their spiritual entrepreneurship, understand the blocks influencing their path and manifest wealth.

In the article, ‘Are Women ‘Manifesting’ Their Way to the Poorhouse?’, Alice Williams of The Sydney Morning Herald discusses how women use manifestation as a tool to help them get clear on their business and vision. Maria Puncheon, aka “Miss Moneypenny” explains how manifesting can backfire, causing women to feel inferior to their male counterparts, get stuck in the implementation stage of their business or question their ability to be succeed.  Through positive thinking, vision boarding and a solid business plan, female entrepreneurs can get clear on their actions, understand their financial landscape and implement their idea.

In 7 Business Lessons for Spiritual Solo-Entrepreneurs To Avoid Losing Your Savings Account,  Romila “Dr Romie” Mushtaq, MD from Huffington Post discusses how to save your time, money and dignity when you are operating as a spiritual solo-entrepreneur. She covers important tips such as owning your expertise, having a monetization strategy, being fiscally responsible and working with a clear vision statement. By openly sharing her mistakes, vulnerable moments and lessons, she details the importance of the business vision and intuition being aligned with the right clients for the best outcome possible.

Elements of Spiritual Entrepreneurship

After reviewing these two articles, I discovered that women in business can use their intuition, experience and these  three elements of spiritual entrepreneurship to help their organizations succeed and grow.

1. Clear vision – A clear vision helps you to operate in alignment with your business’s mission and plan.  It gives your business the foundation from which to grow, allowing you to meet your goals and customers need.  A clear vision also helps you stay focused on what you are here to do.
2. Financial Awareness – Paying attention to how your business operates, along with monetary flow in and out, allows you to have a pulse on your business’s health. Being aware allows you to spend wisely, budget and grow as your brand grows.  Talking about money and feeling empowered shifts many female entrepreneurs relationship with prosperity and success.
3. Monetize your Platform – In order for a business owner to be successful, they have to be making money and sustaining their growth. By creating a way to monetize your services or products, you can build a profitable source of revenue that reflects your mission and vision.

To summarize, women in business can use spiritual entrepreneurship, financial savviness and monetization tactics to operate organizations that are successful, holistic and empowered.

Anne Marie Pizarro is a registered nurse and holistic practitioner. She is the founder of Body Energy Connection LLC and has worked with hundreds of people worldwide in the Akashic Records and Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) field. She is available for  in-person, teleconference and Skype sessions. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram and connect via Twitter with @BodyEnergyConxn.

TODAY changed all of that…

How to Empower Yourself During Times of Change & Transition

Today is Inauguration Day and it brings mixed feelings for me as well as for many people.  Right now, our world feels divided between progress and undefinable change as the face of leadership in this country shifts hands. I found myself faced with this realization early in the day, observing the swell of emotions and opinions of discontent rolling through social media and the political stage.

I could feel the tug and pull of drama, inviting me to distraction and I said to myself…

“WAIT! NO!  There’s gotta be another way. I’m going to make the best I can of this day because…THIS…My Life…is the ONLY stage I can control.”

So I turned off the TV and silenced my email and social media stream.  I looked at my list and made note of my priorities. I grabbed my paperwork and headed to the Foundation Community Center and the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) enrollment center.  I decided that with all the changes happening in the Affordable Care Act, I would TRY and see if I could qualify for health insurance.

Now mind you, here’s a little back story that might give you insight on the significance of this cause.  Over the last 16+ years that I worked as a registered nurse in a major acute care hospital system, I never had health care coverage. Through these years, I’ve been un-insured and paying for all my medical and dental visits in cash.  I’ve been truly blessed that I’ve not had to incur any major costs related to health care.

I operated this way because I chose to work PRN (as needed), which allotted me the highest wage per hour but came with the sacrifice of health and other benefits.  I chose to do this because I valued my “freedom” and didn’t want to be subject to someone else’s rules about my schedule.  Despite the lack of health insurance, I took great care of myself, my daughter and my partner.  We try to maintain healthy behaviors, eat as balanced as possible and take care of ailments as well as prevent conditions from becoming chronic.

I tried many times to qualify for affordable health care but I found paying over $500.00/month for “health insurance” – ridiculous and unjustifiable. Especially because this “health insurance” wouldn’t cover the kind of services I WOULD use on a normal basis such as acupuncture, massage or chiropractic adjustments.  In addition, trying to pay that much as a nurse and single-mother with a mortgage, car payment and business are just too much. So I operated in this fashion for many years, without any coverage or control.

Today changed ALL of that.  

See…I couldn’t afford health insurance at the job I had so I had to QUIT my job and work for myself so that I could afford health insurance through this mandatory government program.  And then, when HAAM stepped in, they covered my monthly premiums from my health plan, essentially giving me the most AMAZEBALLS insurance ever.  THIS is the benefit of living in a city which tries to take care of their musicians.  THANKS AUSTIN!

What? Is this for real you ask?

YES! And like I said, I’m going to make today the BEST day I can for myself because this is the only stage I CAN control.

I invite you to TRY and THINK this way when times get tough and you can’t seem to see the path ahead of you.  Simply put, you’ve got today to make a difference. That’s why during times of uncertainty and change, we have to push all the distractions around us aside so we can take just ONE STEP in a direction that empowers us.  And this step is different for everyone for we all have our own journeys and experiences to live.

This one step starts with one day and could be every day if that is a pattern that you would like to integrate into your life.  That is how habits become formed and how things get done.  When you accomplish even the smallest thing, you feel pretty good inside and if you truly love yourself…you’ll want to continue that feeling.

And honestly, continuing that feeling of goodness within is going to be important during these next four years of a new president.  Because we are in the forefront of change, we must cultivate our own inner barometer for peace and centered-ness within.  We cannot allow the external world to dictate how we create our inner realities.

So I hope you take advantage of the transition that is occurring in the world. Learn to control the only stage that matters – your stage and don’t forget to big yourself up and celebrate when those small single steps turn into BIG rewards in the end!

Bless up,
Anne

P.S.
If you find that you need assistance with all this energy and confusion moving through your life, let me know. I am here to assist you and your Soul Council when you are ready!

How to Activate the Most Important Area of Your Home

Happy New Year! If you’re like me,  chances are you are welcoming this new year with open arms and anticipation.  And there’s good reason to celebrate.  We are emerging from the end of a 9-year cycle and entering into a 1-year.  This is a year of starting anew, aligning to your soul path and asking ‘What’s next?’ Isn’t that exciting?!?

A good friend sent out an email recently,  encouraging people to make the most of the first 27 Days of January as this influences what appears in your life this year.  Well,  I got on it and made a list of things that I wanted to accomplish in the 1st 27 Days.  I decided to practice kindness and self-love by not creating an impossible,  inhumane list of tasks.

Simply put,  I wanted to create tasks and intentions that were fun and filled me with a sense of accomplishment when I finished. This year,  I’d like to do things differently – be more in control of my space,  commitments and energy. This year…I decided to stop doing New Year Resolutions.
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How to Integrate the Best & Worst Parts of Yourself This Year

Integration? What are you talking about?

article-hair-essentialsI don’t know about you, but there have been some moments throughout this year where I found myself asking, “Is this for real? Are you sure I’m not watching some kind of messed up reality show?”

Yes…2016 has been quite a year; one that for sure will go down in the memory books for all its ups, downs and unexpected outcomes.  Transitions and changes were key themes as we were faced with our mortality and questions like “What am I really doing?”  along with “How much longer can I wait to change?”

Many of us moved through the motions of everyday life while others moved mountains to make miracles happen.  Some of us shifted our perspectives and eased into a placed of relaxation and trust.  Others felt the pressure mounting as they faced their walls of resistance and made their leaps of faith.

Each of us have been triggered by forces beyond our control, initiating our reactionary systems to reach different stages of equilibrium and homeostasis. As dense, 3-dimensional beings, we’re so sensitive to changes in pressure, pH, sounds, vibration and stimuli.
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How to handle transitions at this time…

Transitions….That’s the word that keeps whispering in my ear.


So much of my life has changed this year, and I reflect and see those big transitions occurring in many people’s lives as well.  It’s a time of stretching, expanding, disintegrating and examining.  It’s also a time that I feel The Creator is asking, ‘What do you really want?’

I felt like I had been asking for many years for certain things to appear: change in job, change in patterns, change in health, change in relationships….just a shift.  Gradually it came, piece by piece, inviting my heart to open and surrender.  That’s pretty freakin’ scary, you know that?  What do you do when what you ask for appears? Well…you do what comes most fearlessly and naturally. Either you run or you stay.  I chose to take a stand and stay.  
 

And then life started to change…


It began with being OK with myself and everything around me.  It began with relaxing into how everything appeared and trying not to change or control it. It began with letting someone special in. And it required a certain level of patience and trust.

Patience? Not my strongest suit. I want things to happen – like yesterday.  And every time I get impatient and snarky with The Universe, I get spanked into realizing that even with $25.00 left in my bank account, I would be taken care of. No matter what.  It happened every time.  So why couldn’t I just relax and let it go?

I wasn’t really sure what to do.  I had already hit a brick wall like a hundred times, and I realized that I had reached a point where I was standing in my own way. A conversation with a friend led to a deep insight that I was  judging myself for WHERE I SHOULD BE or SUPPOSED TO BE rather than accepting where I was at.  That made me reflect on years of heartache and frustration that I carried for expecting my businesses and practice to be somewhere else other than where it was at.   

And that is NOT cool.

Why would I do that to myself? Why do we ALL do that to ourselves? Is it a pre-programmed, self-sabotaging pattern that dates back to our early Christian roots? Or are we simply too block-headed to see when we’re in our way?  Is it so difficult to recognize the lessons and blessings as they are occurring?  

Ah….that may be where the answer lies.  As I sit back and ponder on all the events and circumstances that have happened to get me to this point, I realize that there is not one part of the past that I would want to change.  Neither the good nor bad because I realize that these are part of our Earthly education, our training in this human vessel, our soul’s curriculum.  This is why we are here.  

We came back to experience this rich, multi-sensorial ,multi-dimensional reality and one another because we have so much more room to grow.  We are ALL learning. And that is why there are so many transitions occurring in our lives and in the world right now.  We are collectively experiencing an evolution on a personal and global scale.

So how do we participate as fully as we can?

Live.  Live your life in full pursuit of your passion, purpose and joy.  Live because it is a gift to wake up and be able to take a breath.  Live because you have that option to give thanks and witness the abundance that is your birthright.  And most of all…live becausewhere you are at right now is exactly where you are supposed to be.

Take in these transitions.  Don’t fight them.  Instead…give thanks for them.  Allow the spirit of gratitude to fill your life and realize that no matter what is happening – you are going to be OK.  And when you can relax into that, you can do ANYTHING!

See…don’t you feel better already?

Bless up and Give Thanks!

Anne