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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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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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Speak the Language of Love

By Linda Dierks | November 8, 2018

Express your voice as the language of love. Love is the presence of the Divine and a constant theme throughout all religions. It’s the cornucopia that softens our lives, unites us with one another, quiets our mind and elevates our consciousness. When we embody love we generate the highest earthly frequency and are instantly in Divine presence. When we emanate love we are a magnet for more of the same – more love, more joy, more abundance. You are radiant when you radiate love. Divine love is unconditional and ceaseless. Love erases all fear and doubt. Love is a language...

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The Definition of Love

By Linda Dierks | October 25, 2018

When I started this journey of discovery I studied with spiritual leader, author and clairvoyant Ellen Tadd and remember her teaching, “Love is that which nurtures the growth of another.” Asking myself, “Does this nurture my growth?” has been a faithful test for my relationships, jobs, decisions and life-style. Love and nurturing are an interplay of giving and accepting. Are you a good nurturer? You personify love when you to let go of judgement, offer just the right word of support, embrace the higher thought, the gentler path, the kinder solution. Are you an open receiver? When love is offered...

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New Awakenings – Renewal at Any Age

By Linda Dierks | October 11, 2018

Lately I’ve been attracting others, like me, who are experiencing new awakenings. People writing, making music and art, leaving relationships that no longer serve them and mentoring others. With many there’s a repeating theme of letting go of alcohol in exchange for more purpose, creativity, restful sleep, mental stability, contentment and spiritual expansion. All stepping into larger versions of themselves. You too can create a playground of imagination and creativity. When you express you set an energetic cycle in motion that returns more creativeness to you. Life is magnified when you dance with this divine energy. Nothing tops the fulfillment...

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Enlightened Women Enlighten Women

By Linda Dierks | September 27, 2019

I do this wonderful work today because enlightened women believed in me and mentored me. I’m sure they’re unaware of the depth of their impact or my level of gratitude for making this life of joy and fulfillment possible. Be a mentor. Give help with one hand behind you and receive help with one hand in front of you. Become a link in the chain that ignites both the giver and receiver and amplifies the abundance available to us all.   In his book, The Grace Factor, Allen Cohen wrote, “If even one visionary friend finds the light in you and fans the flame your life becomes a whole new...

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Energy, Relationships and Universal Peace

By Linda Dierks | September 4, 2019

When I first started working with energy my understanding of relationships with others skyrocketed when I learned about our “home frequency” – the resonance of our energy field that is unique to each of us. And, like a musical note, you are in harmony or discord with the people around you.Like a magnet, if you instantly fuse and feel comfortable with someone you have similar or harmonic frequencies. But if you feel friction with certain people, it’s likely you have discordant frequencies and another opportunity to exercise your higher consciousness skills.Engage with the person, look deeper to find something you have in common or a...

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The Colors of Spirituality

By Linda Dierks | August 8, 2019

The Colors of SpiritualityI was thinking of spirituality as a blend of many different qualities; primarily love, joy and beauty. Then my guide chimed in saying, “Yes! The qualities of spirituality are like the colors of nature. When you blend them you get richer results.”It looks like this:               Primary Colors                          Secondary Colors               blue + yellow               =                   green               blue + red                    =                   purple               red + yellow                 =         ...

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Are You the “I” of the Storm?

By Linda Dierks | July 6, 2019

Conflict doesn’t come to us, it comes from us. If there is a storm in yourlife, step back and take a deeper look. We see things not as they are butas we are.Do you recognize these four winds in your storm? defensivenessmisunderstandingcompetitionfear Ask, “What’s knocking me outside my comfort zone?” Identify the sourceof the threat and examine your negative knee-jerk responses and attitudes. You calm the storm when you seek to understand and find common ground. Place more importance on peace than on ego and the need to be right.    Real transformation comes from facing our dysfunctionsand seeing our role as the “I” of...

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Yowza! Let’s Play!

By Linda Dierks | June 20, 2019

Yowza! Let’s Play! After releasing my book I made a conscious commitment to not work and just play for a while. This is not my natural M.O. But as my mind settled it broadened, absorbed, and generated higher perspectives. I mean, some real Yowza stuff!Let go. Seek the mind-refreshing purposelessness of play. Rid the need to always be productive. My guide chimed in, “Observe what you do when you can do anything – nature, arts, intellectual interests. These are your natural conduits to higher awareness and the means to bring greater guidance, intuition, and creativity into your life and work.”You...

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Ghosts From the Past, Who You Gonna Call?

By Linda Dierks | June 6, 2019

Ghosts are those long-ago incidences of mistreatment, oppression, outrage, and fear that still haunt you. For the offender, they manifest as guilt. For the offendee, they are blamed for poor self-esteem, living in victimhood, and a catch-all for life’s hardships. Who you gonna call? You can’t change the past but you can change your attitude about it. Look more closely and you’ll see that these challenges hold a greater lesson for you. My challenges generated valuable life-skills of grit, determination, and personal empowerment. Changing your perception comes from a place of higher consciousness. It is the completion of the lesson...

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Finding More Beauty in Life

By Linda Dierks | May 2, 2019

My Panda Express fortune cookie said, “You see beauty where others see only ordinary.” Hmm, that’s true. I find beauty in both the ornate and the simple. And when I raise my awareness by choosing joy, appreciation, and looking for the best in others, the more beauty I find. When I align with this higher frequency I lift the veil to reveal more.   My guide tells me: – Beauty is that which both elevates and restores you. – Beauty is coming into yourself – finding your genuine nature, your purpose, your voice. – The more beauty you see in...

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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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