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Rise Up! Newsletter

October 2015

In This Issue:

Quote of the Month:

“In our effort to find inner peace and Life Purpose we search the deepest parts of ourselves. We learn to stay, center, calm; find our True Being. Learning Ten Principles for Being Fully Human: How to Turn Every Experience into Opportunity, we defined ourselves, found our true identity and learned to take full credit. We embraced fear and un-patterned past patterns that keep us in old, limiting, habits. We discovered that to be true to ourselves and create our path of purpose, we become Mindful Ninjas! In Principle Eight we manifest all we have learned turning the power of BEING into Action. Move It! Dance, sing and weave the Four-Fold-Path.

~ Rise Up

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Message From Bobbie:

To be truly alive and on purpose, we catalyze, heal, ignite our minds, spirits, bodies and emotions into ONE healthy, steady flow. Organic and vital beings require ACTION: unique movement of our minds, bodies, spirits and emotions as one force of awareness. WE, as the true owners and makers of our lives, weave the dynamic parts and pieces of ourselves into one fabulous WHOLE fabric. Only then can we to realize our highest and best use and create OPPORTUNITY. To BE alive is to ACT!

Opportunity exists in every experience; most importantly the Opportunity to be Fully Human. Fully human, we realize ourselves as spiritual, emotional, mental and physical beings. To live purposefully we don’t ignore, leave out, or refuse any part of ourselves. “Use it or lose it,” has new meaning when The Four Fold Path is understood and we truly ACT and “go with the flow!”

Featured Journal Entry:

Move It

Lily is a YMCA Pilates teacher today, and a mom with big Life Purpose community goals. “Believe me,” she tells us at Rise Up! “I wasn’t always engaged. Guilty! ‘Couch potato’ was the name for me. Ugh! Today that sounds like a death sentence but at the time, with three kids, no history of physical training or sports experience, and two part time jobs, the thought I would also workout? Ridiculous! I loved getting everyone to bed and collapsing on, yes, the comfy potato-TV-watching couch. At that thirty-five year old juncture of, ‘is-this-all-there-is?’ and, ‘I am exhausted YET ALSO wishing for adventure!’ I thought ‘I need a meditation or Yoga practice to calm my spin cycle mind and slow down worry!’ I had no idea what either practice actually was and I was too out of shape to get off that couch!”

Until we understand we are complex beings that require knowledge, processes and tools to support ALL of who we are, we look for the “quick fix,” the one shot salvo that we hope “cures” this moment’s problem. We take care of our physical needs and join a running team but are afraid to deal directly with our emotional depression. We search for a spiritual path but avoid anything “too hard” like a serious meditation practice or the rigor of a Twelve Step Program or commitment to a weekly Prayer Circle. We are physical beings no matter how spiritually or intellectually evolved we think we are. We require emotional understanding and support no matter how fast, strong or agile our bodies are. The Four Fold Path asks us to pay attention to the truth and beauty of our inherent wholeness. Be Fully Human, and find Opportunity.

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Featured Exercise:

  1. Purchase a pack of 8 x 10 Index cards (Yup, old school!)
  2. Using four separate colors of marking pens write Spiritual, (or spirit if you prefer) Mental (Intellectual) Physical (Body) and Emotional (Feeling) across one of each of the cards.
  3. Ask yourself: “What am I doing NOW to support, heal, explore and build my life in these Four Fold Ways?” But before you put the finishing touches on #3, read #4 below and consider creating an Artwork to uncover your deeper self!

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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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