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Monday
Feb182019

** Bringing Your Ideas to Pre-Dawn Light

 

Do you have an idea, project or goal that you feel called to create, but you just can’t seem to find the time to bring it to light? You aren’t the only one. Millions of people feel that their creative genius is hampered because of their jobs, families and other obligations.

I have a secret that can help you attend to your soul’s calling and bring your passion projects to fulfillment. It’s one that I use to enable me to write books, teach classes and produce documentaries, all while working a stressful full-time job.   

The secret:  Wake up very early in the morning and spend that time on your personal projects. 

My days start at 5:00 a.m., and often much earlier. During the pre-dawn hours, long before the sun rises, the ethers are calm and clear of frenetic energy and distractions. My body and mind are rejuvenated and free of yesterday’s activities, so inspirations and ideas pour in. I’m focused and efficient. Often what I accomplish surprises me because it’s much more original and well-produced than I imagined it would be.   

With a cup of coffee in hand (one cup is all I need), I dedicate about an hour-and-a-half to my work. That hour-and-a-half equals seven and-a-half hours a week. So I’m able to chip away at my creations until they’re complete. (And this doesn’t include the weekend hours I put in.)

After my pre-dawn work session, just as the world starts waking up, I put my project away and start the day.  

I go into the office feeling exhilarated from focusing on a project that supports my life’s purpose. I’m charged with positive energy and inspiration. Daily challenges are more enjoyable and interactions with co-workers are upbeat. The skills honed from my own work are applied to my professional job, which benefits both the company and me.

After my day-job, I don’t work at all, so my evenings are free to relax (or completely crash after a long day). I’m in usually in bed by 9:30 p.m., and sleep easily and deeply.

While early mornings might sound painful, they aren’t at all, especially when dedicated to a passion project, through which your soul is expressed and your creative juices flow. In fact, the rewards are motivating!  You’ll hop out of bed with eagerness to return to it.

Adjusting to early morning hours won’t happen overnight. Baby steps are helpful. Wake up 15 minutes earlier for two or three weeks, then another 15 minutes earlier for two or three weeks, until you have an extra hour or hour-and-a-half. You can accomplish enough in 15 minutes to start to breathe life into it. Imagine what you can accomplish in that extra seven hours a week! 

Once you begin seeing the results, and birthing ideas that have been incubating for so long, the habit of waking up early will become second nature.

For sure, this method works particularly well for those with the “Lark” body-clock, who naturally function best during the day. If you are an “Owl”, who is most energized at night, this system probably won’t work for you.  But for us Larks, the pre-dawn hours can be our new best friend.

So if your soul’s work is calling, answer it during the pre-dawn hours. Bring your ideas and inspirations to light!

Saturday
Sep152018

** Goddess for Women's Empowerment

 

Greetings!  My posts have been few over the past several months, as I’ve been focusing on the production of Rise of Venus. I’m thrilled that it has launched!  You can watch episodes at RiseofVenus.com.

Rise of Venus
comes at a good time for women. During this era of the Me Too and Times Up Movements, women are becoming stronger, courageous and more demanding of respect. They feel empowered through sisterhood and the support of families, colleagues, even total strangers

Rise of Venus focuses on a vitally important aspect of women’s empowerment – spirituality. Particularly women’s spirituality. Now I believe, in general, spirituality is a source of strength, inspiration and self-love. Yet women’s spirituality provides more female-focused form of connection with the Divine.  

Women’s Spirituality, or Goddess Spirituality, is the worship of a female Higher Power (some call her the Divine Feminine), and is honored as an omniscient presence in all things, and/or a specific goddess form, such as Durga, Isis, Athena, or Brigid. (Thousands of female deities have been worshipped in every culture around the globe since the beginning of time.) Communing with a loving, motherly form of a Higher Power, who birthed the universe and oversees all that is, is an awesome experience. She’s relatable. She knows about birth, the cycles of the moon, the miraculous nature of the feminine body and spirit. Connecting with Goddess helps us to connect with and honor the miraculous, feminine aspects of our own body and spirit.

When I first heard of the notion of goddess worship and learned about ancient goddess-worshipping cultures, my entire being changed for the better. I became stronger, more self-esteem grew. I felt more confident to pursue a life I wanted. In the Rise of Venus series, I wish for you to receive the same empowering experience. In this series, you’ll meet women who are experts of various aspects of godess spirituality. The information they share will crack open your mind to a new way of thinking about religion, spirituality, the world we live in and yourself. They teach things you may not have known. Ultimately, they help you feel strong and proud that you’re a woman.   

Currently a few episodes of Rise of Venus are posted and I will continue to add episodes periodically. Perhaps they will provide a boost in your life and personal power! I hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think!

With love and joy ~

Meloney

 

 

Monday
May212018

** Women's History is the best beauty tip

For real female power, put down your beauty magazines and read women’s history books!

Beauty, as defined by our society, is attainable through the right makeup, clothing or plastic surgery. While personal presentation is important, it’s not the avenue to true self-love or power. Knowing the depth of your soul and the truth of our cultural past IS.

Your personal investigation into ancient history will help you discover goddess-focused worship and women’s equal roles in society. You’ll learn that for tens of thousands of years, every society around the globe the Higher Power was considered Female. You’ll be amazed to know that for the most part, women-centered cultures, and cultures that were egalitarian (women and men were equal), were peaceful with little evidence of war. You’ll by shocked by the events that led to the downfall of Goddess and the overtaking of male-dominance.

This kind of mind and soul-expanding information will spark feelings of power and self-esteem that no makeup or designer fashion can provide.

Reading about history illuminates a dark corner of your soul that was shut down by centuries of conditioning. The events experienced by our ancient ancestors live in our DNA, and once light is shone upon it, you’ll begin to see – and feel – what womanhood is really all about. You’ll appreciate feminine qualities and principles more than ever. You'll GLOW with confidence and positive energy!

We are blessed to live at a time when this empowering information is at our fingertips. Counter what Madison Avenue tells you is beautiful with TRUE beauty that comes from knowledge.

The classics that opened my mind and rocked my world include:

When God was a Woman, by Merlin Stone
The Chalice and the Blade, by Riane Eisler
The Great Cosmic Mother, by Monica Sjoo and Barbara Mor
Language of the Goddess, by Marija Gimbutas
Passionate Enlightenment, by Maranda Shaw

And so many more!

I'm made a list of books available with easy ordering at
https://www.riseofvenus.com/the-foremothers

Happy Reading!