It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
— Aristotle

Throughout your busy workday how often do you call on prayer to quiet your mind and help you along your way? It’s important to remember that for each of us prayer comes in all shapes and sizes and is really a light when we come into the darker elements of our lives.

In other words, if your hand is closed in a fist you cannot receive the bounty of abundance as shared in the Spirit Animal Medicine Cards Book that was given to me as a gift from my daughter several years ago.

The animal that came to be my spirit animal for 2018 is the Buffalo, an animal that was greatly revered by Native Americans. They believed that seeing a white buffalo the most revered was indeed the sign that the Great Spirit was hearing their prayers.

How do you know when your prayers, thoughts and dreams are being answered?

Keep in mind that prayer is not begging for something to happen - it is deeply listening with gratitude to what is all around you.

Here are some questions from the Medicine Cards book to ask yourself to see if you might want to think about opening the fist of your hand a little wider as you look closer towards finding the light you may need in your life right now.

  1. Have I forgotten my eternal partner, the Great Spirit? (whatever that represents to you.)
  2. Am I pushing myself too fast in the physical world and keeping myself from seeing the importance of reunion with the source of all life?
  3. Have I forgotten to honor the ways of others and to afford them the same respect that I wish to receive for myself?
  4. Am I feeling like my life is being used for the highest good at this time?
  5. Have I forgotten to be grateful for my life, my possessions, my talents, my abilities, my health, my family, or my friends?
  6. Is it time to make peace with another, or to make peace with some inner conflicts I have so that I may walk in balance again?

Sit for a few minutes with one or more of these questions and see what comes up for you.  See how a little prayer in the form that works best for you may soothe your soul.

Have an amazing week ahead! 

This month we will be exploring the power of confidence and the courage it takes to really put it to work for us in positive ways. If you have been desiring to up your confidence game both of this weeks tools will be very beneficial.

Podcast of the Week

THYROID by Kristin Savory

To lead us on our monthly topic of confidence, the podcast I am sharing this week is from my client Kristin Savory. 

Kristin is an extremely gifted and respected health professional who combines her love for Kaiut Yoga with her 15 years of experience as an Acupuncturist.

Running a business can be stressful and we can frequently create imbalance in our hormones. Kristin's podcast episodes are great for short, simple, and informative tips that can help us learn to master our hormones and live balanced lives. Start off today with her lastest one - Sukhasana to quiet your body as you feel instead of think.

Book of the Week

The Confidence Gap by Russ Harris: A guide to overcoming Fear and Self Doubt

When we lose our confidence we begin to see gaps in our success patterns. Confidence gaps, especially as entrepreneurs, cause us to lose our momentum - sometimes a little, sometimes a lot and sometimes all together.

This book is a rich audio read in understanding the need to acquire confidence by letting go of worrying, perfectionism and self-doubt while practicing your best skills and becoming mindful of the negative inner talk that could be wearing you down.

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To Your Success and Victories,

- Cheri

Cheri Ruskus
Business Strategist and Founder of the Victory Circles

Phone: 303-652-1718