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Weaving the Fabric of Life

By Linda Dierks | April 11, 2019

When I was a kid, I wove potholders out of nylon loops on a metal frame. I gave my grandmother a zillion of them and she still “oohed” and “aahed” over every one. The weave of your life is also created with the same care and attention. Hold the fabric of your life up to the sun and examine the intertwining threads, like cheesecloth. The vertical warp represents your character and the values that give structure to your life. It is fixed. But the weft is something you consciously choose. The weft are the attitudes you carry, the memories you...

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You Have the Ruby Slippers

By Linda Dierks | March 31, 2019

Dorothy: Will you help me?Glinda: You don’t need to be helped any longer. You’ve always had the power.Dorothy: I have?Glinda: Just close your eyes and tap your heels together three times. You also have always had the power. The power of the Ruby Slippers lies in your thoughts. Every thought you think, every word you speak, every attitude you project, has an energy that attracts the identical match to you.Focus your thoughts on what you seek and you are on the fast track to the Emerald City. Entertain doubt or limiting thoughts and you’ll be trapped in the forest. There is...

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Am I Guided?

By Linda Dierks | March 14, 2019

Happy birthday to Creating Joy and Wellness. In this first year our tribe has nearly doubled. Much gratitude to you all, I’m continuously inspired by your comments and encouragement.Am I Guided? Absolutely! Everyone is guided. Surely, you’ve had instances of uncanny coincidences or déjà vu. Divine guidance is the knowing in your heart, the tug of intuition at your sleeve, the still voice within. To become a receiver just Open, Ask, Listen and Discover. – Ask – Declare your availability. Invite your guides in and request their assistance. They will not intrude, but are eager to help. – Listen – Look for a...

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Grab the Bull’s Eye of Self-Esteem

By Linda Dierks | February 28, 2019

I recently read that the measure of your self-esteem is the distance between who you are and who you want to be. Grabbing self-esteem is your bull’s eye; anchored and unwavering. Who you are? Is true authenticity & being comfortable in your own skin. Is the balance between self-importance and self-doubt. Is outgrowing the need for approval from others and finding approval from within. Is the courage to be transparent, warts and all. Who you want to be? Is the ability to fully utilize your skills and special gifts. Is the bravery to voice your truth to the world. Is...

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Wait For It

By Linda Dierks | February 14, 2019

As a 60s Child I used to thrive on instant gratification. Today I see the bigger picture and know there is a Divine plan unfolding for my highest good. As a Type A personality I’m not famous for letting go of control but I’m learning that everything happens not at my pace, but at the pace of Spirit, and will express in a grander way when I wait for it. Like a giant Rubik’s Cube, quiet forces are working behind the scenes, re-aligning circumstances and clearing a path that brings possibility and potential to actuality. The more I let go...

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Play Like a Dog

By Linda Dierks | January 31, 2019

As a former marketing person, I love clever catchphrases, my favorite being “play like a dog.” Instant rapture! The wild abandon, the power of physical exertion and breathlessness, the ultimate output for the irresistible draw of stick. Have you ever played frisbee with a zealous pooch? Then you know that boundless, exuberant, inexhaustible and unbridled force. In joy, you merge with the infinite possibility of Spirit and create that flashpoint, the quickening of synchronicity and magic. Find joy and you cultivate more joy. J. – Just O. – Open Y. – Yourself  “You are joy, looking for a way to...

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Swamped? Take the Long Way Home

By Linda Dierks | January 17, 2019

We’ve all found ourselves in a perfect storm when work, family and general life converge and leave you feeling swamped. Stress puts up blinders to critical thinking. Fear robs you of trust in your abilities. But when you disengage, even briefly, you break the cycle, deflect the frenzy and dread and regain your power and resilience. Re-claim control by letting go of control. That’s right. By letting go of striving you create a state of allowing. You sync with source energy and generate clear decisions, alternate routes, innovative solutions and positive outcomes. You allow by letting the Universe take the...

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You Are a Glowing Holiday Ornament

By Linda Dierks | December 20, 2018

Like a holiday bobble you generate a luminescent orb around you. I call it your energy field. Scientists call it your biosphere. Others call it your aura. When I starting seeing this etheric field it served as a constant reminder that I am a being of energy. Because our thoughts are also energy, these mind/body forces are in constant interaction. When you think of health, you create health; when you think of illness, you attract illness; when you feel lustrous and vibrant, you attract more of the same. I define Mind, Body, Spirit integration as: Mind –  A mind that generates positive...

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The 5 Regets of the Dying

By Linda Dierks | December 12, 2018

Yesterday I reviewed my holiday contact list and crossed off the names of three friends who made their transition this past year. Facing the end of life can bring great clarity and I pass along the work of Bronne Ware, an Australian hospice nurse who shares her patients’ stories in her book, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying.  1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. 2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard. 3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings. 4. I...

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Gratitude

By Linda Dierks | November 21, 2018

Gratitude “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”                                                       – Melody Beattie     I am grateful for each of you. From my heart to yours.  – Linda

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Weaving the Fabric of Life

By Linda Dierks | April 11, 2019

When I was a kid, I wove potholders out of nylon loops on a metal frame. I gave my grandmother a zillion of them and she still “oohed” and “aahed” over every one. The weave of your life is also created with the same care and attention. Hold the fabric of your life up to the sun and examine the intertwining threads, like cheesecloth. The vertical warp represents your character and the values that give structure to your life. It is fixed. But the weft is something you consciously choose. The weft are the attitudes you carry, the memories you...

Read More

You Have the Ruby Slippers

By Linda Dierks | March 31, 2019

Dorothy: Will you help me?Glinda: You don’t need to be helped any longer. You’ve always had the power.Dorothy: I have?Glinda: Just close your eyes and tap your heels together three times. You also have always had the power. The power of the Ruby Slippers lies in your thoughts. Every thought you think, every word you speak, every attitude you project, has an energy that attracts the identical match to you.Focus your thoughts on what you seek and you are on the fast track to the Emerald City. Entertain doubt or limiting thoughts and you’ll be trapped in the forest. There is...

Read More

Am I Guided?

By Linda Dierks | March 14, 2019

Happy birthday to Creating Joy and Wellness. In this first year our tribe has nearly doubled. Much gratitude to you all, I’m continuously inspired by your comments and encouragement.Am I Guided? Absolutely! Everyone is guided. Surely, you’ve had instances of uncanny coincidences or déjà vu. Divine guidance is the knowing in your heart, the tug of intuition at your sleeve, the still voice within. To become a receiver just Open, Ask, Listen and Discover. – Ask – Declare your availability. Invite your guides in and request their assistance. They will not intrude, but are eager to help. – Listen – Look for a...

Read More

Grab the Bull’s Eye of Self-Esteem

By Linda Dierks | February 28, 2019

I recently read that the measure of your self-esteem is the distance between who you are and who you want to be. Grabbing self-esteem is your bull’s eye; anchored and unwavering. Who you are? Is true authenticity & being comfortable in your own skin. Is the balance between self-importance and self-doubt. Is outgrowing the need for approval from others and finding approval from within. Is the courage to be transparent, warts and all. Who you want to be? Is the ability to fully utilize your skills and special gifts. Is the bravery to voice your truth to the world. Is...

Read More

Wait For It

By Linda Dierks | February 14, 2019

As a 60s Child I used to thrive on instant gratification. Today I see the bigger picture and know there is a Divine plan unfolding for my highest good. As a Type A personality I’m not famous for letting go of control but I’m learning that everything happens not at my pace, but at the pace of Spirit, and will express in a grander way when I wait for it. Like a giant Rubik’s Cube, quiet forces are working behind the scenes, re-aligning circumstances and clearing a path that brings possibility and potential to actuality. The more I let go...

Read More

Play Like a Dog

By Linda Dierks | January 31, 2019

As a former marketing person, I love clever catchphrases, my favorite being “play like a dog.” Instant rapture! The wild abandon, the power of physical exertion and breathlessness, the ultimate output for the irresistible draw of stick. Have you ever played frisbee with a zealous pooch? Then you know that boundless, exuberant, inexhaustible and unbridled force. In joy, you merge with the infinite possibility of Spirit and create that flashpoint, the quickening of synchronicity and magic. Find joy and you cultivate more joy. J. – Just O. – Open Y. – Yourself  “You are joy, looking for a way to...

Read More

Swamped? Take the Long Way Home

By Linda Dierks | January 17, 2019

We’ve all found ourselves in a perfect storm when work, family and general life converge and leave you feeling swamped. Stress puts up blinders to critical thinking. Fear robs you of trust in your abilities. But when you disengage, even briefly, you break the cycle, deflect the frenzy and dread and regain your power and resilience. Re-claim control by letting go of control. That’s right. By letting go of striving you create a state of allowing. You sync with source energy and generate clear decisions, alternate routes, innovative solutions and positive outcomes. You allow by letting the Universe take the...

Read More

You Are a Glowing Holiday Ornament

By Linda Dierks | December 20, 2018

Like a holiday bobble you generate a luminescent orb around you. I call it your energy field. Scientists call it your biosphere. Others call it your aura. When I starting seeing this etheric field it served as a constant reminder that I am a being of energy. Because our thoughts are also energy, these mind/body forces are in constant interaction. When you think of health, you create health; when you think of illness, you attract illness; when you feel lustrous and vibrant, you attract more of the same. I define Mind, Body, Spirit integration as: Mind –  A mind that generates positive...

Read More

The 5 Regets of the Dying

By Linda Dierks | December 12, 2018

Yesterday I reviewed my holiday contact list and crossed off the names of three friends who made their transition this past year. Facing the end of life can bring great clarity and I pass along the work of Bronne Ware, an Australian hospice nurse who shares her patients’ stories in her book, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying.  1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. 2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard. 3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings. 4. I...

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Gratitude

By Linda Dierks | November 21, 2018

Gratitude “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”                                                       – Melody Beattie     I am grateful for each of you. From my heart to yours.  – Linda

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