Monthly Archives: December 2013

A Prayer For 2014

by Leonie Dawson on December 31, 2013

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May it be good.

May it be kind.

May it be blessed.

May light shine through us, pour out our hands into the world.

May those kernels, those seeds of dreams inside us take root and grow strong.

May we nurture them. May we whisper to them as mother birds, tending to them in their nest, believing in them before they can. May we give them wings and trust that this is what we were born to do.

May we give up on fear. May we lay down procrastination. May we drop all those million and one ways we resist our truth, our light, our magnificence, our dream, our potential.

May we just embrace who we are instead. Believe that we were born to be exactly who we are. Know we are destined for big and profound things.

And that the only way to get there is to align our actions with our intentions.

Everyday, may we turn up and do the work:

Do the work of tending to our own spirits. Of being our own best friends. Of healing what must be healed.

Of digging deep and pushing through the pressure, the walls, the thick weight of inertia,

and into that place where we belong, where we must reside:

in the place of creating. Of sharing what we know. Of doing what we were born to do.

Of having deep faith in our vision, of sacred love for our dreams.

It is there we become monks, nuns, priestesses:

peaceful, powerful, profound.

May we know that even when it is hard,

healing is possible.

May we know that even when we believe we are alone,

we are surrounded by a hundred thousand angels, too many to number, all singing your name, wishing blessings over your body.

May we know that we are enough. That we’ve always been enough. That we always will be enough.

May we know that the truth lights up every cell in our body. And when it does not, it is not the truth.

May we know that we are conscious creators. Powerful women, capable of crafting our own shining destiny.

May we know that we truly CAN do anything. That we can make our sacred, holy mark on the world in the most tender and loving of ways.

May we become incredible custodians of money. May we channel money energy into the areas that need it: philanthropy, family, financial freedom.

May we know that we are not held back by what we do not know – all that is needed can be learned.

Our past is not our future. It is soft and malleable in our hands.

2013 softly disappears into the night, leaving only memories, lessons and blessings. Spent and fulfilled, it has given us just what we need. Not always what we wanted, but it carved and softened us into something stronger, clearer, even lovelier. We thank it for being.

2014, you are on the cusp of being born. The earth labours to birth you here.

You are tiny and a speck and a newborn.

We wonder what blessings, love, miracles can be created and discovered inside you.

We carry our hopes, our dreams, our wishes into you.

And we promise to do our very best.

Thank you.

I love you with every part of my being,

loveleoniecircle

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Luscious Links: Habits, Productivity, Books + Parenting

by Leonie Dawson on December 29, 2013

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Hola sweethearts,

Have been gathering some good bits of advice from around the interwebs… inspiration for that shining life + biz of yours!

Grab a cuppa chai and settle in!

“The best entrepreneurs believe and act as if everything is a gift…”

  • The International Bank of Bob :: Just finished reading this excellent book. Definitely got me even more inspired to do more philanthropy.
  • Superior Mommy :: cracks me up. Let’s not make judging other mamas a sport… there’s way more important things to focus on!
  • Two years on, peeps still FTFO with excitment over My Desktop Productivity Centre. Tis cute. Glad you likey likey so much and find so helpful!

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  • I freaking ADORE seeing all the photos of the 2014 Create Your Amazing Year in Life and Business workbook out in the world, brewing magic wherever it goes. Thanks to Nina Winner for this photo of it in the snowy Austrian Alps (!!!!!!!!!!) I’m so eternally grateful for the hugely positive response to these workbooks… I’m so grateful that they are as important and useful to you as they are in my own life and business. These inbetween days of the celebration season are such a good reflecting and dreaming time!
  • I shared about this on my Facebook page recently and lots of mamas were interested in this technique, so I thought I’d share it here.
    My darling Starry has been working through some hard feelings lately. She’s been extra mama-needy, and was finding it difficult for her daddy-o to put her to bed. I had a feeling tonight she was ready for a big emotional offload, so we had a listening session together. I had an intuition to ask her if she was sad that mama has been sick, and this set off lots and lots of tears. I breathed, listened, rubbed her back.
    She kept crying, and we kept talking about her feelings: she’d felt sad and worried when I was in hospital, and she was sad that I was so sick, and that she felt cranky towards her daddy when I was sick. Right at the end of her long crying release, she said “I want Mummy to feel better very very soon.” I hugged her. “I know, darling. I know. Me too.” Then I held her as she went to sleep. She seemed relieved to offload her feelings, and I felt even closer to her.
    I talked to Chris afterwards about it, and he shared he’d had a gut feeling that was what she was working through too. We’ll keep checking in to see if she needs to talk and release anything more about it, or if this has brought her some relief and lightness.
    If you want to know more about listening to your kid’s emotional offloads, I highly recommend reading about “Staylistening” here. It’s definitely a useful parenting tool in my toolbelt!

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Happy magic making, dearest soul.

You have big and beautiful work to do on this planet.

Let love, faith and self belief consumer your heart and show the way.

All my love,

loveleoniecircle

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Best 30 Posts of 2013!

by Leonie Dawson on December 27, 2013

TOP30POSTS

Hola gorgeous souls,

What a big, beautiful year it’s been!

Here’s the top posts I’ve written over the last twelve months…

Lots of good life, motivation, inspiration, business and money tips in these…

1. WHAT IF MY DREAMS SCARE THE SHI* OUT OF ME?

2. IS THIS WHAT’S HOLDING YOU BACK FROM GETTING SHIT DONE?

3. 2012: BEFORE + AFTER PICS OF A TRANSFORMED LIFE!

4. 4 COMMANDMENTS OF CREATING: HOW NOT TO FREAK OUT, FUC* IT UP OR FLOUNDER YOUR MAGICAL IDEA

5. REAL LOVE: WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. THE GOOD. THE HARD. AND HOW TO MAKE IT BETTER.

6. GRANDMOTHER MOON, MY DAUGHTER AND ME.

7. BURNOUT: HOW TO RECOGNISE IT, HOW TO FIX IT + HOW TO GET BETTER AT IT

8. 4 FREE LIFE + BIZ-CHANGING EBOOKS FOR YOU!

9. HOW TO WORK OUT PRICING FOR WHAT YOU SELL.

10. 4 SECRETS TO BEING A SHINING STAR IN BUSINESS + LIFE

11. THE INTROVERT’S GUIDE TO SUCCEEDING IN BUSINESS (+ LIFE!)

12. HOW TO HAVE A SOLO MAMA RETREAT!

13. YOU NEED TO HAVE BRAIN HOLIDAYS TO BE BRILLIANT AT BUSINESS: HOW TO SWITCH OFF + WHY YOU MUST!

14. 5 ULTIMATE (+ FUN!) PRODUCTIVITY HACKS

15. HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD THROUGH BUSINESS

16. WOMAN BREADWINNER? HOW TO MAKE IT WORK IN YOUR FAMILY!

17. MY 2013 GOALS: HOW DID I GO?

18. TOP 20 BOOKS OF 2013: BUSINESS, BIOGRAPHIES, CREATIVITY, NOVELS + SELF HELP!

19. THE MOTHERING BOOK I WISH I HAD READ

20. 3 THINGS TO DO TO CLEAR YOUR MONEY BLOCKS

21. HOW TO NOT FREAK THE EFF OUT ABOUT WEDDINGS

22. HOW TO NEVER EVER GET TO WHERE YOU WANT TO BE!

23. THE AMAZING BIZ + LIFE MANIFESTO (+ WHAT I PLEDGE TO YOU)

24. HOW TO CREATE A WILDLY PROSPEROUS 15 HOUR WORK WEEK!

 

 

25. I’VE BEEN TOO SICK TO WORK THIS MONTH, BUT MY BUSINESS HAS STILL ALREADY MADE $51 762. HERE’S HOW!

26. WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE OVERWHELMED!

27. NEW! FREE GIFT! “INSPIRE MY SPIRIT COLOURING BOOK!”

28. STUCK IN A RUT? 10 WAYS TO GET OUT!

29. HOW TO DEAL WITH COPYCATS

 

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Enjoy, precious souls.

So hope you are sitting gently in these in-between dreaming days before a New Year is born.

And can’t wait to create magic with you next year!

All my love,

loveleoniecircle