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Mumblings & Musings August 2011

If you are joining me here for the first time, I'm delighted and welcome you! Periodically I send out a newsletter that tells a little about my life and also gives you information about some of seminars and products — I call it "Mumblings and Musings."

Shine On!
Denise

Embracing It All

 


This was the amazing view of the Yarra river from my hotel room in Melbourne

I was recently in Australia speaking at the I Can Do It conference. The generous folks at Hay House Australia, who organized the workshops, provided sumptuous hotels for me and the other authors who were speaking at the conference. We were greeted by bellmen in fancy, starched uniforms. The hotel views were panoramic and the food and wine were peerless. At home I usually wear frayed jeans, a tee shirt and rubber flip flops, so at first I felt a bit out of my element, but I opened my heart to receive it all. . . and it was wonderful.

A couple of days after I returned home to Summerhill Ranch, I had to take my car to an auto repair shop to fix a taillight that had been hit by an errant cart in a shopping center parking lot. Since my dog, Pepper, had had surgery while I was away and hadn't been feeling very well, I decided to take him with me. He looked so pitiful. . . more like a junkyard dog than my normal sweet boy. Part of his head was shaved and there were scabs healing above his eyes where tubes had been placed. I didn't think it would be a problem bringing him since they were just replacing the taillight.


I'm a blue jeans and tee shirt kind of gal

When I arrived at the shop, which was in a small, run-down building in the center of a treeless parking lot, the repair guy sauntered out to my car.

"Ma'am, you're going to have to take that dog out of the car while we change the light. And we don't allow dogs in our waiting room."

I was too jet-lagged to argue with him. I didn't have a leash for Pepper, so I found an old plastic bag and fashioned a makeshift leash for him. I scanned the parking lot but couldn't find anywhere to sit—no chair, no bench, not even a curb. It looked like acres of dull, black tarmack, stretching in every direction, so Pepper and I both just plopped down on the asphalt to wait under the hot summer sun.

A man walking by must have thought I was begging with my pitiful-looking dog (I can only imagine what we looked like) because he pulled out his wallet to give me something.

"Oh, no!! I'm just waiting for my car," I explained, a bit embarrassed. I really must have looked decrepit because he acted like he wasn't sure he believed me.


Sweet Pepper, looking a lot better than he did in the parking lot, but still on the mend

As strange as it might sound, I savored the moment. Only a few days before, the head concierge at a four-star hotel made sure that I had his personal card, in case I needed anything. . . and now someone thought I was homeless and was trying to give me money.

When I thought about it, I realized that each experience enriched the other. I don't know if I would truly appreciate a four-star hotel and highly rated wines, if I had them all the time. And I don't think that I would have as much compassion as I do, if I hadn't gone through many low periods of my life. I cherish all of it. . . the highs and the lows.

It's in the challenges as well as the triumphs that I've found the juice of life. (If we didn't have the "bad" times how would we know how good the really good ones are? They teach us to be grateful for everything. In the "new age" movement there's a push to always be happy, fulfilled and abundant. These qualities are wonderful. . . and I love it when they occur in my life. But when they don't, it's okay. I embrace the lows as well as the highs. All my experiences, even those I judge as "bad", are a valuable part of my evolution as a soul.

My experience in the parking lot also made me realize how quickly life can change and the importance of embracing every moment of life, no matter what form it takes.

Sending you immense love, my fellow soul travelers!

Shine On,

Denise Linn

 


How to Embrace It All...
No Matter What Form Life Takes

1. Ask yourself: "If there was value in this experience what would it be?" This simple question can help you turn around even the most difficult situations. Research has shown that people who have undergone horrific events in their lives are more likely to survive and even thrive in the ensuing years if they have found some value in their experience.

2. Choose It: Okay I know this sounds crazy! Why would you ever choose to be out of a job, break an arm, or have an accident? However, if you can't change it, then choose to accept it and find value in it. When you act as if you have chosen the events in your life, it moves you out of victim energy and allows you to feel more in control of your life.

3. Laugh: Look for what is amusing or humorous in every situation. It might not be easy at first, but there is always something, if you look hard enough. For example, if someone thinks you and your dog are homeless, laugh about it and be grateful that you are not. Laughing eases the tension and helps you to embrace what is.

 


Coming Events
Here are some things coming up. It would be a joy to see you.

Online Professional Certification Soul Coaching® Oracle Card Reader
October 12 - November 16, 2011

I'm profoundly honored to be offering this certification course. In many ways, it will be like the Mystery Schools of old. In addition to learning excellent methods to do card readings, you'll do attunement exercises to activate your inner oracle, dream work, chakra work, and past life regressions, all aimed at increasing your ability as a professional card reader. This entire course is $577, but for the next month and a half it will be a special price of $277.
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iTunes App ~ Soul Coaching Oracle Cards
Now you can use Soul Coaching Oracle Cards on your iPhone or iPod Touch to give yourself, your loved ones, and your clients remarkable accurate, heartfelt readings. This 52-card deck provides a direct connection to the soul and helps you touch that sacred place within. Learn More

October 16th ~ Pasadena, California
I CAN DO IT! Conference
I'm delighted to be doing a past life regression workshop. This conference will open your heart and I would love to see you there! Learn More

November 4 — 6 ~ Phoenix, Arizona
Celebrate Your Life Conference
I'm really excited about the weekend event. (The energy at these events will spin your chakras!!!) I am doing a day-long, past life workshop with live regressions. Miracles always abound for the participants after doing these. Additionally, I'm doing a past life workshop and a workshop to connect with animal totems. I hope you can join me. Here's more information: www.CelebrateYourLife.ORG

November 12-13th ~ Tampa, Florida
I CAN DO IT! Conference
I'm delighted to be doing a past life regression workshop. This conference will open your heart and I would love to see you there! Learn More

The Metaphysical Arts Online Intensive:
There are over six fascinating lessons with six different teachers in which you'll gain information about the most essential principles of metaphysics so you can align with the potent power of the Divine. There is some excellent information in this course!! Learn More

"Soul Coaching" on Hay House Radio: Please feel free to join me every Tuesday 10am - 11am Pacific Time on HayHouse Radio. Here's the link: Click Here

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