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Hi-Ho…Hi-Ho…

It’s off to work we go!    Music Notes

Seven dwarfs

As the 7 dwarfs show us, work is what we came here to earth to do.  We came here to have  a set of experiences and those experiences are the outer and inner work going on through us.  The work includes our jobs, roles, relationships, activities, and becoming aware of our greatness.  I love how the dwarfs here exemplify so well the many reactions we can have towards our life’s work.  How do you relate to Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Bashful, and Doc?

Our work is shaped by our perspective and the energy we surround it with.  Often times the word “work” is associated with our job and career path.  And we let the j-o-b drain us so much.  Thus sayings such as TGIF and Hump Day.  We’re counting down the days for the work week to be over and celebrate it’s passing.   Our perspective towards our job can be anabolic or catabolic.  You get to choose!  If you’re spending time approaching things with catabolic energy, you’ll be able to relate to Sleepy, Grouchy, and some of that Dopey.  With an anabolic perspective, you’ll be fast friends with Happy and that all-knowing Doc.

I like to think of my many experiences as my Life’s Work.  Part of my Life’s Work is a career path.   This looks different for everyone but we all have jobs to do.  The experience of a job is purposeful in its design.  It pulls us into the dynamics of the world around us so we can become more aware of our greatness!  How would things be different for you if this was your perspective?

Hey honey, I’m gonna go become more aware of my greatness.  See you at 5:00.

Your Life’s Work includes the career, roles & responsibilities, relationships, activities and so on.  Your Life’s Work ultimately is to realize the divine greatness that is you.

Synergistically Yours~

Jenn Seffrin

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2 Types of Energy – Revealed!

Last week I talked about your energy drain or gain.  I told you the two kinds of energy that impact this drain or gain response are not positive or negative.  So, what are they?  Here they are:

Anabolic energy – This is momentum building energy.  It is creative and steady-flowing allowing you to feel uplifted and inspired.  An actual anabolic process is the growth of our muscles and bones.

Catabolic energy – This is an energy flow that quickly depletes you emotionally, spiritually, and physically.  A catabolic process is the stress reaction we have within our body.

The energy you operate within can actually inspire you into action or cause you to retreat and hide.  Not only does it have a mental/emotional impact on you, it also has a physical impact on your body and it’s ability to heal.  Our bodies are more and more recognized as an energetic  network, a system that is not only biological but also spiritual.  With that, it is ever more important to take a holistic approach to your well-being.

Our bodies tell us when it’s energy is being depleted and needing extra care.  The modern day problem is we don’t pay attention or we fight through it, rather than care to it.   These indicators are such things as:

   Being down.      Tightness and soreness.        

Feeling tired.     Knowing something is off or out of place.              

       Extra stressed.       Becoming “under the weather“.              

Depressed.   Unclear thinking.                                

     Problems with focus.   

And on!                                                                           

So, take care of yourself right away.  Ignoring and waiting has deeper implications.  Let’s have a society who cares about human beings!  That starts with you caring for yourself.  Pay attention to the warning bells and implement a self-care plan.

What does it mean to have a self-care plan?  That…next week!

Synergistically Yours,

Jenn Seffrin

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Energy Drain or Gain

Are you draining or gaining energy in your day?  There are two different kinds of energy that you utilize and they impact the drain/gain factor.  Hint: they are not positive and negative.

Do you know what drains you and what replenishes you?  Your thoughts, feelings, words, actions, situations, relationships, projects, and so on all have an energy field to them.  It’s not what they are doing to you that creates the drain or gain.  It is your perspective and judgement of them that creates the energetic connection and ongoing impact on YOU.  Here is what you can do to better understand your energetic drains and gains:

  1. Complete a check-in with yourself – Am I being drained in this moment or gaining some momentum?
  2. If you are experiencing drain – What perspective do I have with this?  What other approaches might I take instead?
  3. If you are experiencing gain –  What perspective do I have with this?  How can I use this even when things aren’t going as planned?

Try this philosophy on for size…

Life is a perfect adventure; a game that cannot be won or lost, only played. ~ an iPEC Foundation Principle

Have an adventure with your energy!  Play with it and strategize to see what results you get.  Have fun with it and know you are a vital player in this game – whether you’re sitting on the bench doing nada or at bat practicing each day.

Want to know the two kinds of energy?  Tune in next Friday! 🙂

Synergistically Yours~

Jenn Seffrin

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Sow, Sow, Sow Your Seeds

I really, really love my messages from The Universe created by www.TUT.com!  They are my absolute favorite and the one thing I make sure to read each day.  They are short messages that take 2 seconds to read and boost inspiration into the day.  Their philosophies and perspective I adore.  They remind me of the greatness within and the miraculous way life operates.  This week I held onto Wednesday’s message.  It was,

 Take it from the farmer in me, Jennifer

The more seeds you sow , the more plants we’ll grow.

I love wearing overalls,

The Universe

Cute, right?!  So, I’ve been sowing and looking forward to what sprouts up in my garden.  (to the tune of Row, row, row your boat)  Sow, sow, sow your seeds.  Gently as you till.  Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, blooms are ’bout to flow~~~  Add into this song a bit of patience, care, and exploration and you’re on your way to creating all kinds of possibilities…I mean plants 🙂 

The patience keeps you centered and appreciative for what you have now.  It keeps you from being discouraged so you allow your energy to keep on sowing seeds. 

The care fosters the plants as they take root and ongoing attention allows it to flourish and spread!

The exploration allows your curious thoughts, ideas, and insights to play in the garden.  In a literal sense take those inspirations and talk about them with a friend or colleague, research them, and let your mind run with them for a while.  See what takes root! 

Alrighty, I’m going merrily about my day now.  I hope to hear a tune, or two, from you!

Synergistically farming,

Jenn Seffrin

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The Feng Shui Mind

I like things to be streamlined and organized in my home – not too much decor, knick knacks, and the like.  It feels good when items are put in place and you know where to get them and place them back.  That feeling is the flow of energy, or qi (chi), as stated in Feng Shui.  It seems like keeping things in order should be easy and by golly it sneaks up and catches me – piles of clothes waiting to be put up, dirty dishes in sink, and general items sitting out with no “home”.  Sometimes it’s just about getting caught up on these things and other times it’s the head junk that gets in the way.   I don’t like putting up laundry.  There isn’t a good place for this.  I’ll do that later… and later… and later.

I know that clutter in the home creates energetic blocks – within our home itself, our minds, and overall personal energy.  I experience it and as per the website www.wofs.com and their article Key Design Ideas To Improve Your Lifestyle :

By clearing your space, you allow your home to breathe and create this vital circulation space…thereby creating a sense of freedom and sensation to grow, allowing you to achieve your goals.

So how do we fung shui our thoughts along with our home?  I’m happy to share mine:)  As I merrily unpacked right away from a recent trip (something I normally resist and put off), I realized my state of mind was different.  I was choosing to restore my space and it felt great.  aaHa!  The word chore has a whole new meaning for me now.  Look at how this word breaks up into two components perfectly.

“cho” = Choice    “res” = Restore

My chores are now choices to restore!  I feng shui’d my mind a little bit and now my house a lot more.

I am by no means a feng shui expert.  My approach in the past has been a book sitting in my living room in hopes that my house would absorb the knowledge by osmosis.  Share your feng shui tips with us or ways in which de-cluttering and organizing work for you!

Synergistically Yours,

Jenn Seffrin

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Inanimate Cooperation

The level of energy that we approach anything with, changes our experience with it.  My mini-case study in point…

I was organizing through a lot of paperwork this week.  It included flipping through many pages of paper and removing many, many staples.  I did this on 3 different days.  The first day I approached it I quickly flipped through the pages and I attacked those staples with the intent, “You’re coming out one way or another!”  My hands were dry, splotchy, and fingertips were slightly sore by the end.

The second day I began and soon realized the competitive and combative energy I was approaching this with.  I decided a different approach.  I became one with the staples, knowing we are connected through energy.  My mantra shifted to cooperation and I said to the staples, “Ease and effortlessness.”  Simply that and the experience changed on the 2nd and 3rd day.  My hands were not agitated and the staple removal was with ease.  The other kicker, I got through it just as quickly even though I wasn’t approaching it as a race.  Hmmm…

How can you do conduct your own experiment? 

Please share your findings here so I may submit them to the Inanimate Cooperation Scientific Journal 😉

Synergistically Yours,

Jenn Seffrin

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Our Earth Hour

People enjoy rallying around something of importance together – as part of a group.  There are so many ways I see this happening in today’s world.  One of them is tomorrow, Saturday the 31st, with Earth Hour.  An hour set-up to unite people in an effort to protect the planet.  The call to action is turning off all your lights from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. as a message for action on climate change.

You can learn more at earthhour.org.  Additionally, a great Indy resource for sustainable actions is Green Piece Indy.  Sign-up for their helpful tips!  You will realize how easy it is to contribute within your household.

Sustainability is one hot topic and there are many others.  What do you rally around?  Embrace what you feel strongly about and join others who are like-minded.  If you already have, share with us your favorite group/association/organization and what you get from it.

And one more call to action from me – Share resources, educational opportunities, tips & tricks, and ways to be an empowered person.  In other words – don’t complain about it, do something to lift us up:)

Synergistically yours~

Jenn Seffrin

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