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Rise Up! Newsletter

March 2015

In This Issue:

Quote of the Month:

"Stay in one sacred space within and find your True Self. That Self centers around an INNER LIGHT, a central pole of grounded energy. Stay and a personal compass creates itself from that LIGHT. It points to the heart of our dynamic, calm and centered BEING. True Self emerges from BEING and weaves disparate life-threads into one powerful tapestry of LIFE PURPOSE."

~ Rise Up!

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Message From Bobbie:

STAY is the first of Ten Principles for Being Human: How to Turn Every Experience into Opportunity. In the first two Newsletters we announced our 2015 goal: to carry forward our 2014 inquiry into LIFE PURPOSE with practical tools and techniques. These Ten Principles make Rise Up! workshops REAL and applicable by using our daily lives as “grist for the mill” so that what was before insoluble, becomes possible.

STAY is a quieting and meditative process. It’s a process of tapping into our basic goodness, our INNER LIGHT, our personal center. Stay teaches us to gather ourselves and stay grounded in our powerful internal wisdom instead of being drawn out into other people’s demands, needs, and definitions of us. Stay supports us to HEAR our Inner voice, the one that calls us to True Self and Life Purpose.

Real life, certainly MY life, is a topsy-turvy flow of experiences that brings reward, disappointment, great fun, heartache, comic relief, knowledge and joy. We move through days that worked and didn’t, upheavals and even boredom trying to figure out the value and purpose of what we experience. Anyone alive is in the PROCESS of EXPERIENCE. Stay prepares us to face experience whole: mentally, physically and spiritually stronger and confident. Stay gives us permission to honor our own deep knowing; it allows us to hear, honor, respect and utilize our authentic voice.

Featured Journal Entry:

STAY

Liz is a statuesque woman, unusually intelligent, well educated and highly sophisticated. She says now of herself, “Excuses! My family was good at them: not enough money, men, good-women, relationships, right job, opportunities, success, whatever! It was always ‘someone else’ who ruined life for them. I hated that blame game. I heard their lack of initiative and acceptance of LOSS; it sounded like excuse making and whining! So baby, I pushed back against the family legacy; against lack of a good education in the rural South where I was raised; against the ‘machine,’ whatever the hell that was, and lack of opportunity. I gobbled up self-help books that said More! Better! How to work harder, faster! PUSH and DRIVE were my mantras, until I got to my mid-40’s and basically COLLAPSED.”

“When I found Rise Up! I saw successful women making their dreams come true. I was down but not out so, I thought, ‘I need a fix.’ But that was not what Rise Up! offered, least not at first. ‘STAY?’ Oh hell no, I thought, I need to get moving again and achieve and you want me to STAY feeling bad as I do? THAT pushed me back! BUT, being a trooper, I hung in there.”

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Featured Exercise:

  1. STAY is grounded in conscious breathing. Find a comfortable place to sit where you won’t be disturbed. Set a clock for 3 minutes. START with a 1-2-3 inhale; 1-2-3 exhale. EXTEND the count and deepen the breath.
  2. Connect mind to body by “watching” an internal golden thread connect lungs to heart, to brain, then down spinal column to “sit bones.” Run the connected energy back up through legs, arms, and heart until a pattern forms.
  3. Anchor: Use your golden thread to anchor your awakened BEING to Mother Earth.
  4. Internal Imaging aligns with the actual way our brains work. Use your Golden Thread to interrupt any word that comes into your mind (believe me words will come up!) and TRY to return to counting breaths.

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About Bobbie

In 2011, on a beautiful ranch in Santa Ynez, California, Bobbie created her "Rise Up!" movement as a means of empowering women to create the lives, relationships and careers that they were meant to have. It was named after Bobbie's ability to find possibility and opportunity in the midst of change and even crisis. Through one-on-one sessions and group workshops that she has done since 2008 Bobbie has helped participants reach their own epiphanies. Read more...

 

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