It’s time to let go

I’m not sure how it’s possible but here we are two-thirds of the way into the first month of 2016!

Each year around the New Year, I host my annual Intentional Success in the New Year virtual retreat where I unveil my complete energetic forecast for the upcoming year. 

Recently, I was chatting with a gal who participated in this year’s annual New Year’s Virtual Retreat. She was sharing about her experience over the last couple of months and was asking about what was coming up in the progression of this year’s energetic forecast.

I said “let me just look at the forecast for you”………When we looked at the forecast, it was all right there! So, after sharing with her, I just had to share with you too 😉

Over the last couple of months, it might have seemed like not much has been happening in the way of external progress. Internally, however, is a completely different story!

The culmination of the energy of June and July has been working to bring you to greater and greater awareness around who you are and how you have been moving through the world. Some of your awarenesses may have been pleasant; some not so pleasant, as you began to assess where you have been turning over your power to all these years (maybe even all your life!)

These awarenesses (good and “bad”) are preparing you to reclaim your truth and come more fully  into your authentic expression in the world as a center of the creative life force.

You are being pulled forward to an entirely new vision for your life coming in with September’s energy. So, now is the time to let go of your old paradigm and belief systems that will not support us in the new reality that is waiting for you…… if you will allow it.

You can’t move into a new state of being dragging the old one with you!

It’s time to:

*Let go of all that is NOT you.

*Be honest with yourself about what no longer serves.

*Trust that even though you may not be able to see it fully yet, there is a new vision on the horizon for your life.

*Believe that all is in service to the Divine Plan.

*Do what you can too cooperate with it 😉

With the support of these universal energies, now is a perfect opportunity to reveal your true self and begin to live the life you were meant to live! And the best way I know to do that is to identify and live in alignment with your Divine Coordinates.

Your Divine Coordinates® are the specific set of energies that you personally were designed to express and experience. Each of us have them but most of us aren’t aware of them and many aren’t using them. Knowing your Divine Coordinates is paramount in you being the person you were sent here to be. This unique combination of energies can’t be found in any other person anywhere else in the world. Your level of success and fulfillment, professionally, personally and spiritually is determined by the degree to which you are fulfilling on these energies. In order to do that, you must first know what they are!

I am excited to announce that enrollment is now open for our next Divine Coordinates Activation program! This program is limited to 24 participants – a fraction of the inquires we’ve received – and four spots have already been filled leaving only 20 spots remaining.

If you’re thinking “I wonder what my Divine Coordinates are!” and you are truly ready to know yourself at the deepest levels possible, all you need to do is drop us an email at guidance@divinenavigation.com and we will send you details on how you schedule a private call with me to confirm that the program is a fit for you.

Knowing your Divine Coordinates will allow you to let go of what it not you, step into your truth, own your power and live into the highest potential of success and satisfaction for you life.

It’s time! Are you ready?

Independence, Freedom and Sovereignty

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It is said that we live in the home of the free but I have to say, that’s not what it looks like to me most days.

I’m not talking about the Revolution where the United States claimed it’s Independence from England, I’m talking about YOUR independence; YOUR freedom.

Let’s first consider the common definitions of independence and freedom according to dictionary.com:

independence: freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others.

freedom: exemption from external control, interference, regulation, etc; the power to determine action without restraint.

 

At the core of independence is freedom. Being independent is not about being insulated or isolated or disconnected from others. It is about the ability to  stand in your power, connected to your truth with the freedom to act on that that truth.

But the fact of the matter is that many of us are not experiencing freedom in our daily lives. Far too many of us don’t feel empowered enough to make changes in our lives. We are afraid to speak our truth out of fear of what someone else will think. We have been conditioned to believe that we can’t live the life we really want.

 

Here are a few scenarios to consider:

*Are you able to make small and large choices for yourself from an authentic and aligned place? Or do you unconsciously (or consciously) run through a list of how what’s true for you lines up with how you think you are supposed to show up or what others expect of you?

*Are your days filled with people and activities that bring you joy? Or are you pushing through days filled with duties and obligations that bring you little if any joy?

*Are the people that surround you the ones that lift you up, encourage you to be your authentic self and pursue your dreams? Or do they pull you down, keep you stuck and expect you to fulfill their needs first?

*Are you waking up each morning with gratitude in you heart, light in your spirit and a fire in your belly? Or do you wake up in dread and overwhelm and instantly start reviewing your to-do list the moment your eyes open?

 

When I pose these types of questions, people sometimes start to panic. What about my family? What about my husband? What about my kids? How will I support myself? What would people think? I intentionally used extreme examples to make a point.

The freedom and independence we are talking about doesn’t mean that you have to throw out your entire life. It’s about how you operate in and move through that life. It’s about who has the last word on what is right and good for you, as well as the responsibility for living with those decisions. It’s about sovereignty.

sovereignty: the quality or state of being of being sovereign, or of having supreme power and authority

 

Of course, not every moment of life and be joyful every moment. Life is not meant to be totally smooth sailing. We go through experiences to grow and evolve. But no matter what the circumstances, you can be the authority in your life. You can experience yourself as the powerful creative being that you are.

Those of us that live in the US are technically “free” but tell me honestly, how at choice do you feel in your life? How much are you leading your own life? So, how free are you; really?

For me the ultimate feeling of freedom comes from knowing exactly who I am and why I am here. From knowing and living in alignment with my Divine Coordinates® so that I can fulfill myself and my purpose in the very next room I walk in to. And if I move out of that experience, I also have the exact path to return to center, to myself and to my sovereignty in the next breath.

Wishing you all the freedom, independence and sovereignty that is your birthright!

Lessons Learned from my Father

 

I’m never quite sure how to behave on Father’s Day any more. My father transitioned just days after Father’s Day three years ago. In fact, this year Father’s Day falls on the anniversary of his passing.

Last year, I made a public declaration that I would not continue to celebrate the day he left this earth and instead remained focused on the day he came to this earth. However, with his last day with us being so close to Father’s Day, it’s hard not to acknowledge. Particularly this year when they are one in the same day.

FullSizeRender (43)Last Saturday as I was sitting under the pine trees in my back yard in Colorado, watching the sun shine through the branches, I was thinking about the fact that Father’s Day was coming up and contemplating my father’s life.

When we held his memorial at his church, the dog park, my brother and I did not prepare a eulogy. We simply shared extemporaneously. I spontaneously shared that I had learned two primary things from my father. These were two of his most honorable qualities. The two lessons I shared that day were “Be Kind” and “Do What’s Right; Even When It’s Hard.”

As I sat under under the trees last weekend, I began to contemplate some other “lessons” I learned from my dad. And some of the ways they manifested in my life as well as his. That also revealed the “shadow” side of these seemingly wonderful qualities.

You see, every thing in life has a light side and a dark side. Being careful not to place judgement, these are simply two aspects of something. Even the seemingly good qualities we possess can be overdone to our own detriment. As they say “there can be too much of a “good” thing.”

Here are the original two lessons that came to me that day at the dog park memorial as well as a couple more from both sides:

 

Lesson #1 – Be Kind.

My dad never had a bad word to say about any one. Even those that had done some very bad things. It’s the old adage “if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all.” My dad learned that lesson very well.

The trouble was that instead of getting out the hurt, the outrage and the anger. He internalize it all instead. I never saw him get angry. Not even once. Not even when he was dying.

Being “nice” at any cost is too high a price to pay. Your health and well-being is directly connected to your emotional authenticity. To being honest with yourself, feeling what you feel and finding heathy way to express what’s true for you. Your LIFE literally depends on it!

 

Lesson #2 – Do what’s right; even when it’s hard.

Like most of us, my dad went through some $hi! in his life. One of the most amazing things about him is that he truly always took the high road. He was the one to stick around to pick up the pieces, take responsibility and put things back together when they fell apart. He did what was “right” – always.

The thing is that as much as we might not think so, “right” is subjective. And if doing the “right” thing in the eyes of someone else keeps you from what is “right” for you then is it really “right?”

Each of us has to come to the delicate balance of internal alignment and external expectation. Anytime doing what is “right” externally creates a misalignment for you internally you must consider other ways to create positive outcomes.

Being true to yourself and living in alignment with your truth is always the right thing!

 

Lesson #3 – Be unattached and unemotional.

My dad never had a lot of expectations and he was “easy to please” because according to him he really didn’t have a lot of preferences. The old “don’t dream and you won’t be disappointed” comes to mind for me.

This one makes for a very easy going even keeled kind of a guy. But just like he never got angry he never got excited either. The thing about not getting angry or getting excited is that your entire emotional spectrum is limited.

We can only go as high as we can go low. So the more depths you can fully experience and feel emotionally the more heights you can experience as well. As they say “how can you know joy if you’ve never known pain.”

It’s okay to connect to your desires and feel your feelings deeply. In fact, if you don’t, you aren’t really living!

 

Lesson #4 – Hold people accountable.

Of course it is valid that people should be held responsible for their actions. But being the righteous one that never forgets doesn’t do anyone any favors, especially you.

There comes a point when it is time to let go and allow whatever happened to be water under the bridge. Your past becomes your present (and your future) until you can let it go and leave it behind.

Remember that forgiveness isn’t about letting someone else off the hook for what they did. It’s about freeing yourself by not allowing whatever they did to continue to poison your life.

It’s time to release others so you can be free!

 

I invite you to contemplate any ways of being that you have identified with as the “way you are.” These are likely things you are proud of about yourself. As you ought to be!

And…….I invite to to take a peak behind the curtain into the shadow to reveal any ways that this habit of being may not be serving you.

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I loved my father dearly. I learned many wonderful things things from him. Just because he is no longer on this earth does not mean that I will deify him. He was just a man. I love him as much for his faults and failings as I do for his wonderful attributes. And in the end isn’t that what True Love really is?

I honor my father today, the dark and the light, and all beautiful aspects in between.

Blessings,

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I’ve been keeping things from you….

 

For years now, I have openly shared my personal journey with you. Sharing my most current insights pretty much in real time. As of late, I’ve been holding back and keeping things from you though. 

 

You see, for the last year and a half I’ve been in a relationship with a wonderful man. The fact that someone else was now intimately involved in many of my personal insights   made it more challenging for me to share my experiences with you.

 

It felt like my insights weren’t mine to share because I wasn’t the only one involved.  I conveniently made up that because he is a much more private person than I that out of respect for him I couldn’t share with you the way that I was used to.

 

After all, when I was on my own there was no need to be concerned with respecting someone else’s privacy. No need to worry about what some one else might think. No pressure to make sure my significant other knew what was going on with me before I shared it with you.

 

I’ve been walking a tight rope of what to share and what not to share.

 

Just because he is wonderful (which he is!) and just because our relationship is the most conscious spiritually evolved example of mature intimacy I have ever experienced (in part because I am the most conscious spiritually evolved version of myself that I’ve ever been!) doesn’t mean that stuff doesn’t come up. Quite the opposite!

 

It is specifically because our relationship is all of that, that all my “stuff” can come up! Of course, his stuff comes up too….. Then it bumps up against my stuff which then bumps back. Usually, this is the point where most relationships start to unravel.

 

When we first began contemplating being in relationship with one another, we spent a good three weeks discussing what we wanted out of our potential relationship. We had to. We lived 1100 miles apart and we couldn’t simply fall into a relationship out of geographical convenience, we had to create our relationship intentionally.

 

Out of those discussions, being a catalyst for healing became one of the primary intentions for our relationship. For me, even considering entering into an actual relationship again after close to eight years was a healing in and of itself!

 

With that kind of intention, insights are bound to follow, right?

 

About six months ago, I shared with him that I was feeling incongruent about not sharing more of our journey openly with my greater community. At that time his response was “You have to be authentic. Do whatever you need to do.” (See! I told you he was amazing!)

 

But the thing is, I still wasn’t sharing….. so, I obviously couldn’t blame it on respecting his privacy any more. After all, he gave me carte blanche to share, right? So, what was really holding me back?

 

One of the things I haven’t opening shared is that I have spent most the majority of the last nine months in California near where he lives. Due to various circumstances, I am primarily back in Colorado for the time being. So, as you can imagine that has brought up a whole bundle of new opportunities for learning, growth and healing.

 

This morning, I realized that I was never keeping things from you out of respect for him (well at least not solely)…..in truth it is because I have been down right afraid to let you in on this part of my journey.

 

What is it I was  so afraid of?

1.That you would find out that I don’t have any idea what I am doing when it comes to this area of my life. With two “failed” marriages, romantic relationships have been my area of biggest failure – which I have been open about! – and the source of my deepest shame. But of course, I don’t know what I’m doing! I’ve never done “this” before – especially not this way. And in reality, there was once a time that I didn’t know any of the things I confidently know today. Why should this be any different?

2. I don’t want you to start looking to me for relationship advice or necessarily want to become your guide in this area except for your relationship with yourself which is of course the foundation of any other kind of successful relationship. Now that, I am an expert on! It is only because of the time and care that I took (eight long years!) in getting to know the true me that I was even willing to consider a relationship much less being ready for this amazing man. It’s all because of the relationship that I have created with myself.

And here comes the big one……

3.What if it doesn’t work out?!?!? As if it not “working out” would negate all of the amazing growth I, we, have experienced. As if what I have learned about myself, relationships in general, not to mention what I’ve learned about my own Divine Coordinates® and how two people’s Divine Coordinates interact with one another would suddenly disappear up in smoke and be invalidated if we were to part ways. Silly me!

On top of which it “working out” would be the old paradigm of relationship…. which we are definitely not participating in! Gone are the days where we are solely focused on getting and keeping a relationship no matter the cost. We are all being called to use relationships of all types as our playground for personal and spiritual growth – not as evidence of our worth or proof of where we’ve been. 

No matter how long or in what form it continues this union has already been successful because we achieved what we intended to – deep connection, honoring of one another, and profound healing that each of us will carry forward with us wherever we go.

 

There you have it. I’ve been holding out on you……. and today that ends!

 

In gratitude for the privilege of sharing the journey with YOU!

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The Cause of ALL your Suffering

 

We’ve all had pain in our lives. It is an inevitable part of being human. Suffering, however, is an entirely different experience.

The external circumstances often look very similar, if not exactly the same, but the circumstances are not what creates your experience.

A few years back, I had a Divine Navigation client who’s husband had ended up in the hospital a month or so after she learned and started working with her Divine Coordinates.

During a private session, I remember her asking me if it was okay that she wasn’t overwrought about the situation. (Her husband was fine in the end, by the way!) I shared this well known quote with her…..

“Pain is inevitable; Suffering is optional.”

Yes, there was concern but there was no anxiety. What made that possible?

For once in her life (her words!), she knew exactly who she was. She had learned how to be fully present in her own life. And she was aligning her daily experiences with that truth.

The number one cause of all your suffering, is that you are denying your truth.

If you are experiencing any form of suffering in your life, I can guarantee that you are not living your truth, not feeling your truth, not thinking your truth, not acting on your truth or not expressing your truth – maybe all of the above!

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I have witnessed untold sufferings end for people upon identifying and working with their Divine Coordinates. Everything from curing insomnia and depression to saving marriages that were on the brink to breathing life back into careers and businesses that people were ready to give up on.

Knowing who you are and living in alignment with that truth makes you practically immune to suffering!

Your Divine Coordinates® are the specific set of energies that you personally were designed to express and experience. This unique combination of energies can’t be found in any other person anywhere else in the world.

Your level of success and fulfillment, professionally, personally and spiritually is determined by the degree to which you are fulfilling on these energies. In order to do that, you must first know what they are!

Are you ready to end your suffering?

Last week, we shared details  with those that inquired on how you can experience the Divine Coordinates process and the Divine Navigation work in a whole new way.

If you’ve thought “I wonder what my Divine Coordinates are” and you are truly ready to end your suffering, this is the exact opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

Space is super limited for this pilot group  and based on the waiting list we have for the program announcement, I can’t promise that we won’t already be full before I get the chance to share more details with our broader community.

All you need to do is send us an email and you will to get the details on  how you can take advantage of this special one-time opportunity.

Knowing your Divine Coordinates will allow you to step into your truth, own your power and live a life of deep satisfaction and fulfillment.

Are you ready?

Create Magic without New Year’s Resolutions

 

January 1st marks the New Year, when we traditionally reflect on the year that has just ended.

Many of us also make New Year’s Resolutions at this time. Often resolving that there are things we will do differently or perhaps change in our lives for the year to come. This is one of the longest traditions I know of in modern society.

Did you ever stop to wonder where this tradition even came from? 

Janus, the mythological god of beginnings, for which January is named is thought to be the origins of the reflective nature and future visioning of the New Year. Janus was said to have two faces, one on the front of his head and one on the back. This allowed him to always look backward and forward at the same time.

About five years ago, I was with some family and friends in the week between Christmas and New Year’s when this topic came up. Someone asked “who has made New Year’s Resolutions?” My response: “Not me. I don’t believe in them.”

Approximately half of us make New Year’s resolutions. I am not one of them. 

 

There are a couple of reasons why I just don’t get the point. First is the idea that this one time of the year is our prime opportunity to make change or have something different in our lives. To me, this is just another way to delay your life. Life is NOW. No matter when that now is. Each day that you open your eyes you have the same opportunity to choose something new.

Another reason is that way more people fail than succeed. Sure the first couple of weeks tend to go fine but check in with people in February and the vast majority have fallen by the wayside. Repeated failures lead to lowered self esteem and create unconscious lack of trust in ourselves.

Here are some of my top reasons why resolutions fail:

 

    • The resolution you set isn’t something you REALLY want but more likely something you THINK you should want.
    • Resolutions are often based ion changing behaviors rather than on the source of the behaviors; your thoughts and beliefs.
    • The focus is on stopping something. Trying NOT to do something, avoiding something, does not breed positive results or affirming feelings.
    • They are often based in the premise that something is wrong with you as-is. Basically, they are based in a judgment of what IS. Anything we judge, we lock into place.

 

Before you finalize your list of resolutions, here are some tips to increase your chances of success:

      1. Don’t set yourself up – Be realistic. You have no idea how hard that is for me to say! I am not a big fan of living life being strictly logical and reasonable. In this case, I recommend a hefty dose. Be honest with yourself about what you can really do.
      2. Find your true source of motivation – Identify what experience you are REALLY after. Again, if we use the example of weight loss (arguably perhaps the highest made resolution each year), do you really want to loose 20 pounds or do you want to feel great when you walk into your reunion? That feeling, the experience is what you are really after. Go for that one. Knowing what your true motivation is will increase your chances of success.
      3. Ramp-up your resolution –  – Two ways to feel more successful more often in the process is to first ramp up your resolution. Say that you are going to go from not exercising at all to working out 7 days a week is a sure way to end up one of the statistics of failed resolutions. Start with two days a week and ramp up from there.
      4. Success breeds success – Feel more successful more often by breaking your resolution down into bite sized pieces. If you want to loose 20 pounds, first set your sights on five pounds. Then the next five. Small wins lead to massive victories.
      5. Press the reset button every day – Any long-term change requires a commitment and recommitting to that commitment each and every day. That doesn’t mean that you can’t have an off day. That means that each day, you have the chance to choose to commit again. Don’t allow yourself to completely throw in the towel for a small slip or misstep.

 

As I said, I personally do not create New Year’s Resolution. Quite simply, they don’t work. But I do always take full advantage of this magical time or year!

Over the years, I have created a very special rituals and ceremonies for myself to successfully bid farewell to the ending year and welcome in the new one and I’d love to share this sacred time with you.

This is the one time of year that I reveal my completely unique process of intention creation absolutely free during my complimentary training Intentional Success in the New Year coming up on December 30th.

 

During this free training, you will:

*Discover what 2015 was REALLY about for you

*Understand what you must do in order to complete the year

*Identify what gifts 2015 gave you to propel you forward in 2016

*How you can move powerfully into the New Year and beyond!

 

If you REALLY want to super-charge your success in the new year,  join me for Intentional Success in the New Year this Wednesday, December 30th!

Visit www.intentionalsuccessinthenewyear.com now for all the details to register for free!

It’s time to live the life you were born to live!

Committed to your success,

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It was ten years ago today

Tuesday, December 1st was a milestone of sorts for me that I felt compelled to share with you. Logistically, It took me until today to get it to you but I am sharing it just as I wrote it.

I’d actually forgotten….. Not even sure what made me remember.

I woke up very early (4:40am) to a cold Colorado morning. The world was completely quiet. Maybe it’s not such a surprise that I remembered at that time. That’s when I “hear” the best anyway….

It was 10 years ago today….

I got married for the second time. I don’t talk about it much and I think about it even less. It’s mostly just completely irrelevant.

The only time I really talk about it is when someone interviewing me asks how I started doing the work that I do and I general start with “it was at the end of my second failed marriage.

If you haven’t heard me tell the story, it was very brief. We were married on December 1st. By Valentine’s Day I knew that I had probably made a huge mistake. I would have likely realized even sooner but he didn’t actually move in together until after New Year’s.

Let’s just say there are things that a person cannot hide once you are living together.

So, why is the ten year mark relevant? And why did I feel it was important to share it with you?

Because on a particularly rough night that shared about in my piece for Speaking Your Truth, Volume One , I remember thinking to myself “I have two choices. I can either stay and probably last about 10 years. I’m a survivor after all…. I can do just about anything for ten years.”

“But, if I stay in this marriage I will be knowingly and willingly be sacrificing myself and my authenticity; something that I had been hard won after my first marriage ended. OR I can admit that I made a wrong turn and get out now.”

You obviously know what I chose.

Let me be clear, that I am eternally grateful for that experience. If I had not gone through it and been faced with having to make the choice, I really have no idea how or when I would have been knocked onto my path. And it’s clear that this is my true path!

But why this milestone is relevant to you is because if I had made a different choice, to stay, it might be only now that I would be liberating myself from that relationship.

Which means that you and I would not be connected in this way, Divine Navigation would not have been revealed to me when it was (if ever!), the work would not be impacting people all over the globe and I would not be enjoying the most evolved, conscious, fulfilling relationship that I have ever experienced.

If I had made a different choice, my real life, the life that was so clearly meant for me, would have been, at minimum, delayed. And that is what inspired me to share this story with you.

Far too often, I see people “waiting it out,” delaying choices, justifying staying where they are for anyone of a million reasons – “As soon as the kids graduate.” “Once the house is paid off.” “After I get it all figured out.” Insert your favorite excuse here 😉

Here’s the thing…. It’s time to stop waiting. Even if you aren’t entirely clear on you are moving toward, if you feel the pull toward changing something in your life – anything! – then do it. Do it now!

Don’t miss your life!

P.S. If you could use more clarity and direction or are feeling called to something “more,” now would be a great time to schedule a complimentary Divine Next Steps session with me to identify how you can stop waiting and start living the life that is meant for you!

I don’t offer these very often as I have been at full capacity with my client load for some time but I do have a little room coming up in my calendar and wanted to take this opportunity to open up a couple of spots exclusively for my community.

Even better the session is completely complimentary! The thing is that I only have 2-3 sessions that I can offer. If you would like to be considered for one a Divine Next Steps session, simply complete this brief questionnaire and my team will get back to you regarding availability.

Remember, you may not be able to have whatever you want but you can have everything that’s meant for you!

What is a soul?

Soul is a word that gets volleyed about quite a bit these days. But what is it exactly?

My understanding of the soul is that is your unique expression of the one source (by whatever name you personally refer to it) from which we all originate.

It is the part of you that is eternal and never dies.

The soul is one of those things that is real whether you believe in it or not; whether you can see it or not. But when you CAN connect with it and feel it and experience your soul’s presence in your life; that’s a game changer!

When you connect with and live from your soul, day to day life becomes much less burdensome because you know that is just the short term. Your personality plays the short-game. Your soul plays the long-game. (Remember it’s eternal after all!)

The key is to find ways to connect with your soul.

My most effective way of connecting with my own soul has come through identifying and working with my own Divine Coordinates®.

Your Divine Coordinates reveal the actual composition of your soul. It shows you what you (and your soul) are really made up of. They also reveal what your soul intended to express and experience in this life. Your lessons, your victories, your tragedies and your triumphs all make sense through your Divine Coordinates.

There are many ways to connect with your soul.

In fact, earlier this year, I teamed up with an amazing group of people to collaborate on a book project called 365 Ways to Connect with Your Soul. The book was released last week and reached best seller status in multiple categories on the very first day.

You can still get your own copy of the book here: http://365waystoconnectwithyoursoul.com

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I personally contributed three essays to the book and am just one of many contributing authors. Arwen Lynch (http://tarotbyarwen.com/blog/) and April Williams (http://www.visionfuturenow.org/a-positive-perspective/) are two others that you might like to get to know as well.

Create Your Maximum Visual Influence

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As much as we don’t want it to be true, people are often sizing us up with one look. So exactly what goes into someone’s impression of you? It’s so much more than what you are wearing!

Meet, Janet Freund, Soul FULL™ Business Academy Inner Circle Member and the world’s leading authority in creating Maximum Visual Influence.

Knowing how to combine your Appearance, your Awareness and your Action turns up the power of your presence and creates your “Maximum Visual Influence.”


Janet is hosting a brand new complimentary webinar this Thursday, November 5
th at 4pm Pacific / 7pm Eastern called “Express You! 3 Essential Elements to Creating Your Personal Style” and I’m inviting you to join me there!

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You’ll learn about what it means to have a strategy for your image that respects who you are as person, aligns with your lifestyle and creates confidence in you by communicating your inner brilliance through an inspired visual presentation.

What would it be like to enjoy getting dressed again?!?! In order to enjoy getting dressed again, the experience needs to be personal and it needs to come from your inner being. 

It is NOT about copying someone else’s style or wearing every new trend. It IS about connecting to what makes you amazing and translate it to your visual presence.

But, let’s face it…that can be challenging to do on your own.  If it was easy, you would be doing it right now!

Join Janet (and myself!) on Thursday, November 5th at 4pm Pacific 7pm Eastern for clarity around how to Express You!

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The part of me I left behind

 

Perhaps like you, there are many versions of myself that have come and gone throughout my life. Some were me and others were personas I tried on for a time. This entire 46 (eek!) years, I have been journeying back to myself. Sometimes the road was straight and unobstructed. Other times, it was windy and full of pot holes.

About 8 years ago, I had a really powerful experience during the second annual Bella Spark speakers series that Donna Visocky produced in my adopted home town of Fort Collins, CO. The first year, in my enthusiasm, I had purchased third row seats for the entire series but quickly discovered that it wasn’t so enjoyable to to be quite so close to the stage.

Each evening, I ended up leaving with a serious kink in my neck. Realizing that I didn’t need to be quite so close to get the value the speakers were offering, I chose mezzanine seats the second year so that I had a great view while also being able to hold my head in a much more natural position.

One particular evening, Sonia Choquette, who I don’t think I had ever heard speak (and maybe never heard of at all now that I think about it) before that night, was speaking. The very instant that she walked out on stage, she and I locked eyes and I felt electricity shoot throughout my entire body. Now, remember I am all the way up in the mezzanine! So, I thought, “did that really just happen?”

I honestly don’t recall the full context of her talk now but I do know that at some point Sonia was speaking about those parts of us that we leave behind. And she called on me specifically. I didn’t even have my hand raised!

She points straight at me and says “the woman in the turquoise sweater.” Again, you’ll recall, I was sitting all the way up in the mezzanine! “Okay, so that did really happen” 😉 It was such a poignant moment that I can tell you exactly what I was wearing, what she was wearing, who was sitting around me, the feeing and the sound of the room.

She asked me my name; “Ronda.” She asked me about this part of me that I’d left behind….. I honestly have no idea what I said at the time. Then she asked “what’s her name?” I paused for just a moment then responded “Renee.”

Renee was my middle name at birth. But by the time I reached my preteen years, all it represented was pain and ridicule. I had an aunt and cousin, that called me Reeny (phonetic r – EE- n – Y) and I hated it! There may have been zero malice in their behavior but I didn’t like it and I had tried repeatedly to get them to stop.

Interestingly, up to that point I don’t think there were many people in my family that actually called me Ronda. I was either Sissy, to my parents and brother, or Reeny. So, in order to bring it to a stop, at the age of 12, I declared that I would no longer answer to anything other than Ronda. Period.

I hated the name Renee so much that  when I go married at 20, I had my middle name legally changed to my maiden name. Effectively eradicating Renee. This experience with Sonia was the first time I had thought about Renee, that part of me that I had “left behind” in over 20 years.

The past 8 years have held a lifetime’s worth of experience, change and growth for me. I have raised and launched two amazing children, reached the height of a career then left it voluntarily, been in financial ruin, discovered and created my life’s work, cared for and said farewell to my father, grown into my own as a woman and built a sustainable and profitable business around my purpose and attracted an amazing community of beautiful souls like yourself.

And there is still more…. more of me to bring to the table. More of me to explore and discover. More of me to access and share. More of me to learn to accept and love.

Most recently, I have met the man I can confidently say is the love of my life and have been experiencing  an entirely new paradigm of relationship for ourselves together. This

relationship has inspired me to bring ALL of myself to the table.  And I do mean EVERYTHING.

From the wounded parts that require healing to the shiny parts I’m afraid are too much. I am ready to share it all with him and with you.

Over the last six months or so I had spontaneously started bringing Renee back, privately, in my spiritual practices. When I would make my declarations and perform my rituals, instead of saying “I AM Ronda,” I had started saying “I AM Ronda Renee.”

Then just a couple of months ago, I was at an event with a peer group I belong to and I went to the microphone to ask a question of one of our mentors Lisa Cherney. She turns to me and says “Renee….” I just looked at her quizzically… she tilts her head and says “Why did I call you that?!? I know what your name is!!” Did I mention she is incredibly hooked up as well 😉

This was my confirmation that it is time to bring back Renee. It is time to bring back those parts of me that I left behind. Out of pain, out of fear, out of anger, out of protest. It is time to let ALL of me be present for all of what is waiting, all that I am creating and all that I can be and do in the world.

So, that’s exactly what I am doing! Over the next few months or so you will be seeing a transition. I will be transitioning my name to Ronda Renee from Ronda Wada my married name from a man I haven’t been married to in almost 15 years anyway!

In contemplating this choice, I also discovered that Renee means rebirth. That is exactly the way it feels to me. I am being reborn anew into who I AM.

No longer using a name that belongs to someone else. No longer being known as someone I used to be. No longer feeling the need to show up the way that others need me to. No longer leaving any parts of me behind.

I hope in some small (or large 😉 ) way, that by sharing my journey with you it inspires you to embrace all that you are and show up fully as you, leaving no part of you behind.

Namaste,

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P.S. Another important part of my decision was having my current name and new name analyzed by my good friend and colleague, wealth astro-numerologist,  Tania Gabrielle. She was able to explain to me the cycle of challenges I had experienced over the last 25 years as Ronda Wada and how the change to Ronda Renee will support me in what I am up to in the world. I can’t recommend her work highly enough! Check out her “Is My Name Fortunate?” if you are so inspired!

P.P.S. When I find something or someone I believe will be valuable to my community, I love to share them! I only ever recommend people that I know personally and trust implicitly and products and programs that I have used or use myself. From time to time I may receive compensation for that recommendation but usually not and that is never my motivation for making the recommendation.