Because you probably surround yourself with other kind-hearted, open-minded, change-makin’, joy-seekin’, soul-shakin’ entrepreneurs . . . I’m guessing you might be looking for meaningful holiday or New Year gifts for those kindred spirits.
Maybe client gifts to start the year out right or Wooden Jewelry by Urban Designer for the other woo-inclined entrepreneurs in your life?
OR – you might simply be looking for goodies to add to your own wishlist. No shame there! #selfloveforthewin
Here’s a list I started for personal use that I thought might be helpful for you too.
This magical system will help you plan your soul journey towards your big sacred dream. I’ve incorporated the cards and guidebook into my morning ritual of inner reflection and business planning. And full disclaimer – I am slightly obsessed. They bring so much joy and clarity to my business. The system was designed to allow your creator spirit to expand intuitively so that you can truly impact the lives of those around you.
Soul + Work Calendar: $20
A planning system for creatives and dreamers. I just received this gem in the mail last week and have been dreaming of how I might use the calendar. It’s filled with Animal Medicine, Moon Phases and prompts to help you set intentions. I can totally see myself setting my intentions for the month and then envisioning and feeling them coming to life as I sit in a cozy nook in blissful coloring meditation.
Monthly box with tools to nourish your inner goddess and grow your spiritual practice. All sorts of goodies show up in these little packages of goodness – crystals, aromatherapy, superfoods, beauty & spiritual tools. Yes please!
Ritual Kits: $36
Cleanse your work space, invoke healing for your life and biz. This gift box includes Palo Santo Rose/Sage trio, selenite Moon Smudge, Love Smudge Rose & Love Smudge Rose Quartz. Raise your vibrations of love and light.
Headspace Meditation App: $95/yr
Mediation is my creative rocket fuel. It helps me clear the craziness in my brain so that I can make way for my inner wisdom and creative muse to surface. This app is ideal for anyone wanting to commit to a regular meditation practice. Headspace is meditation made simple. Learn online, when you want, wherever you are, in just 10 minutes a day.
For use in meditation or simply to add a touch of bright joy to your office or home. Artisan hand-block mix-and-match prints celebrate India’s architecture, design, and spiritual heritage. 100% cotton and crafted in ethical workshops in India using traditional techniques.
While visiting the North Shore of Oahu this past summer, a series of synchronicities lead me to Noelani boutique where I fell in love with this COMPASSION mala. It was handmade in Bali with sacred rudraksha seeds and amazonite to meditational mantra music. A portion of proceeds from the sale of this mala will go to Bumi Sehat Birthing Center in Bali, Indonesia. There are a selection of other malas that carry different healing properties in the Aloha Mala collection.
This super simple and quick ritual has added so much joy and FOCUS to my daily life. It’s all about Gratitude and Intention folks. But don’t let the simplicity fool you – it’s incredibly powerful when you commit to investing these few minutes into your happiness and prosperity.
Created by Danielle LaPorte, The Desire Map Planner is for women who want to put their soul on the agenda – who want an agenda that includes all of who they are, not just another to-do list. This planner is where inner attunement meets outer attainment.
Created by the quirky, wonderfully woo and wildy creative, Leonie Dawson, this planner made all the difference for me in 2016. It was the perfect blend of celebration, intention, strategic review and step by step action planning that I needed. Perfect blend of soul and strategy – plus the design is joy-filled, lovely and inviting.
“Integrity-infused guide to success on your own terms”. The first book I read by the deep and spiritual business poet, Danielle LaPorte, Fire Started Sessions has become by Business Bible. You should see it – it’s all dog eared, scribbled up with notes and had a trillion of those tiny post-it notes peeking out from the pages.
“A Guide to Answering Your Souls Calling and Working Your Own Light”. This delicious read by the luminous Rebecca Campbell had me nodding in agreement at every word. I felt so seen, understood and inspired through the entire journey. A must read for all soulful entrepreneurs.
I’m an affiliate for a few of these items, but the majority are simply gifts that I love to pieces, know would light up someone’s day – OR to be honest, just goodies that I’ve been drooling over.
If you have any other recommendations for conscious holiday client gifts for entrepreneurs, please share links in the comments please!
The signs are clear. It’s full-on business planning season right now.
2017 Business Planning workshops abound, people are getting crafty and dreamy with their Vision Boards, post-it notes litter my office, 90-days plans are taking form and there’s a new beautiful Planner popping up daily it seems (decisions, decisions)!!!
There’s no doubt about it – we are all trying to peer into the future of 2017 so that we can outline what kind of magic we are going to create this coming year.
But no matter how you go about your planning, one thing is clear.
INTENTION IS EVERYTHING.
You must get clear on your intentions if there’s any chance of manifesting your desires for your life and business. There’s no way around this simple truth.
And today’s new moon is an ideal time to get clear on your intentions and declare them to the Universe because new moons are a time of rising energy and building – the perfect time to plant seeds and start new projects.
NOVEMBER 29, 2016: NEW MOON IN SAGITTARIUS
Because I surround myself with other woo-loving creators who are in tune with the energies of the stars and moon, I’ve learned that this New Moon in Sagittarius is EXTRA perfect for setting intentions and preparing for the New Year.
Why? Because Sagittarius governs expansion, opportunities and great expectations about the future.
This New Moon in Sagitarrius carries with it the energy of:
- Fresh ideas.
- New connections.
- Upbeat vibes and a tad of adventure.
It’s all about pulling together a game plan to broaden your horizons.
With this in mind, I’ve created a New Moon Intention Setting Ritual focused on helping you to expand your view so that you can take your business to new heights during this time of massive transformation.
NEW MOON RITUAL to broaden your horizons and support your conscious and business evolution.
- Create a sacred space with no distractions. Add candles, essential oils, music, crystals, sage – anything that carries meaning and joy for you.
- Light a single candle and gaze into the flame. Let yourself be mesmerized by the whimsical dance and warm energy of this flame for a few minutes as you sit in silence and stillness.
- Let your breathes become long and deep.
- Let your mind settle and clear.
Journal time! What actions can you take to help broaden your perspective or expand your view in the coming year? Make a list. Here are some ideas:
- Learn a new skill that will open you up to more opportunities. What training, book, course or workshop has been calling to you?
- What events have you been dreaming of attending – conference, workshop, meet-up?
- What kind of people would you like to connect with that will open up your mind and soul?
- Look for a mentor to help lift you up to new heights and help you see your potential and possibilities.
- Schedule co-working time with peers or join a mastermind with kindred spirits
Close your eyes and imagine . . .
- What does your body feel like with a new higher perspective on life?
- What sensations arise when you are saying YES to new adventures and meeting new people?
- What are you doing with your new talents or wisdom?
- What do you see around you?
Write down your intention for expanding your horizon.
Ex: I will deepen my spiritual practice to help connect more fully with my inner wisdom by finding a Spiritual Mentor.
Ex: I will join a group of soul-led and motivated entrepreneurial sistahs so that I have support, inspiration and accountability to stay devoted to the success of my business.
Write down the actions that need to happen to bring this to life.
- Assign due dates and put them in your calendar.
“Dear Universe, please guide me to xxxxxxxxx”
“Thank you for shining the light on my path of greatest expansion and bringing opportunities for evolution and growth”
PAY IT FORWARD:
How can you take action to help others rise and evolve?
- Donate to an organization close to your heart.
- Share you knowledge and encouragement with someone in need.
If you enjoyed this little planning session cleverly disguised as a fun New Moon Ritual, then I recommend you download my “Heart and Goals” business planner below.
After 2 months of foot loose and fancy free adventures, I am finally getting my groove back here at home and work! And it’s feeling delightful.
BUT . . . during the 1st two weeks of being home, I was struggling a bit to re-enter into “normal” life. I was having a tough time tapping back into the momentum and lovely flow that I’d created from myself pre-summer.
Here’s what I think happened:
The first 1/2 of my summer Business Savasana (aka Summer Vacation) during the month of July was filled with lots of yoga, meditation, my daily rituals and slow delicious reflection time in Kauai, Molokai and Oahu.
The second 1/2 was filled with an intense 3-day backpacking trip immediately followed by a couple weeks of back-to-back adventures in China. No yoga or meditation was happening at all in August.
My adventures were amazing and filled me with wonder, excitement and movement – but I wasn’t taking the time to meditate or invest in self-care for the 2nd half of my Business Savasana.
What I needed was time to assimilate my experiences, listen to my soul and get back into deliberate action.
SO – a few days ago I snapped out of it and committed again to my daily rituals, meditation, taking inspired action – and INVESTING in ME!
And in just that short time, I can feel the sparkle and lightness returning back to my spirit. I can SEE it to.
Want a peek into my morning rituals and tools that help be stay FOCUSED, INSPIRED and CREATIVE?
I open up my beach bag of tricks in this video to show you some handy rituals and tools for spiritual entrepreneurs.
(What’s ironic, is that I actually created this video DURING my Business Savasana. During the super-grounded time in the healing energy of Kauai of course. I even said that my meditation practice is pretty much “non-negotiable”. Ha! Gotta laugh at yourself sometimes.)
In the video I riff on these tools for spiritual entrepreneurs :
I am sooooo excited to be back in the flow and getting my groove back.
3 cheers to RE-COMMITTING!
P.S – I originally recorded the above video for Sarah Cohn’s cool program, Go Big, that I was in this summer. So when I’m referring to “Sarah” and “Go Big” that’s what’s going on there. 🙂
What tools or rituals do you use? I’d love to hear!
In Episode #8 of THE GATHERING, Tara Mullarkey stands firm in her conviction that “Sacred Business doesn’t mean you have to be poor.“
We invited Tara, ex-NYC corporate banker turned Sacred Business Coach, to share her strategies for creating a prosperous AND sacred business through inspired action.
Why? Because like Tara explains, “Women are going to change the planet and they can’t do it if they are poor.” We couldn’t agree more.
- The need to blend BOTH the masculine “doing” energy with the feminine “flow” energy.
- Do the happy hustle. 🙂
- We are in the midst of a beautiful epidemic of awakening.
- Raising your vibe and tuning in is the 1st step to prosperity.
- The 2nd step is taking inspired action.
- Reach for the thought that feels good.
- Meditation helps us gain awareness of how we are thinking and feeling – so we can identify “what feels good”.
- Try this reframe: “I see evidence that (this good thing) is happening in my life.
- Our spiritual practice reminds us that we are connected to a bigger cosmic force and have that energy within.
- What is Sacred Business? – “When you are deeply connected to the truth of who you are. When you are living, day-to-day, in alignment with who you are. When you understand that you have an “assignment” – you know you are here on earth for a purpose (in this moment)”
- You can’t escape the need for smart and aligned marketing. It’s essential.
“We don’t need to to tailor our creative offerings to what the masses are ready for, but rather have faith in the rising consciousness of humanity” – Tara Mullarkey
“The cosmos is speaking, telling us what to do, but we aren’t listening” – Tara Mullarkey
Connect with Tara:
Tara has a formula / system to help women uplevel and create 5 figure months with a prosperous and sacred business model. Umm – yes please!
Will you join us for our next conversation?
THE GATHERING is an interview series where soulful entrepreneurs come together to explore + collaborate + share learnings and wisdom around growing a sacred business. Where we rise up together! You can learn more about how and why we started THE GATHERING here.
Chris-Anne Donnelly (www.chris-anne.com) and I invite you to join us. Do you have an idea of a topic? Would you like to be a guest? Drop me a message.
I’m Becca Lee Berggren, a Mindful Marketing Strategist and Brand Therapist helping soulful entrepreneurs compassionately connect with the Heart and Mind of their dream clients to build trust and sales.
I’m also a handstanding yogini, mama to a 8 year old pint sized philosopher and wife to a adventurous robot builder.
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- Using Tarot in Business [Ep 6: THE GATHERING]
- How to Wrangle Your Creative Muse [Ep 5: THE GATHERING]
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