Sunday, December 10, 2017

2 Surefire Ways to Change Your Life



By Stephanie E. Wilson-Coleman
Author of Be Sure You Dance:  Life’s lessons to make every moment count,
Embracing Life’s Lessons and Is Anybody Listening?
www.champagneconnection.com  ·  www.asipofinspiration.com

     It is written, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will move mountains and nothing will be impossible for you.  It is also written, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  What is not written is, faith is a five-letter word that is often spelled W-O-R-K. 
     A Course in Miracles states it is impossible not to believe what you see and equally impossible to see what you do not believe.  Perceptions are built on the basis of experience, and experience leads to belief.  Changing your beliefs so that you can change your experience requires consistent effort. 
No such thing as an idle thought


     In order to manifest the many wonderful promises of the universe, we must know what we want and accept it.  Because we are intimately connected to the universal life force, whether we acknowledge it or not, we are creating experiences all the time.  All creations start as thoughts, so we must first change our thoughts, expand our minds, enlarge our beliefs, not our behavior. 
     Daily, we permit our thoughts to flirt with the most damnable circumstances.  We allow our minds to contemplate our personal diaries of “what ifs”.  What if I lose my job, what if my husband is cheating on me, what if I have a dreadful disease?  Then, we are flabbergasted when the very incident we mentally forecasted appears in our lives.  It is difficult to constantly watch our thoughts, but necessary if we are to experience the true splendor Spirit has granted.  Quickly, we must understand there is no such thing as an idle thought.  All thought produces form at some level; therefore, negative thoughts are luxuries we cannot afford. 
Guard Your Spoken Word


      Since our thoughts trigger our words, the next phase is to guard our spoken word.  The book of Genesis gives us naming power and because we are made in the image and likeness of the Divine Creative Intelligence, our words will not return to us unfulfilled.  This very image and likeness make us all-powerful.  It is this power that commands our thoughts and words to mold the universal substance into the very forms we speak of. 
     While we are comfortably pondering scenarios that are sure to lead us to hell, we force them into existence with our words by engaging in organ recitals with our friends – my bad knees, my swollen feet and oh, my aching back.  We then fuel the fire by declaring there is not enough money to go around, the economy is bad and nobody loves me.  It should not come as a surprise when are we downsized, our health fails and our husband elopes with our best friend. 
     Because words are packed with power, utmost caution must be exercised when we speak.  Being cognizant of our words will limit the number of negative appearances we have to conquer.  If this seems too difficult, remember everything you say must take root in the outer.  If you honestly think back to a negative appearance, you will remember forecasting it.   



    By now you are wondering what you could possibly have to talk about.  It is written, whatever things are true, noble……and of good report, meditate on these things.  Because Spirit is equally present everywhere it will not be long before true abundance is the norm and not the exception in your life.  


    
Stephanie, a Success Mindset Mentor, has the uncanny ability to help others transform their emotional and mental obstacles into stepping stones to living their dreams.  She has an insatiable appetite for helping others achieve the impossible.  She works with others to recognize, uncover and reconcile painful feelings, hidden secrets and memories that are affecting their financial health and the health of their families. She lives her inspiration as the founder of The Champagne Connection, Inc., the author of 3 books and the Host of the television show "A Sip of Inspiration”, http://www.asipofinspiration.com and http://www.champagneconnection.com.  She is also a regular contributor to The MetaMonthly Magazine, Champagne and Beyond Magazine, www.champagneandbeyond1.com, and Ezine Articles.




Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Every Night is a Holy Night

Every Night is a Holy Night



    By Stephanie E. Wilson-Coleman
Author of Be Sure You Dance:  Life’s lessons to make every moment count,
Embracing Life’s Lessons and Is Anybody Listening?
www.champagneconnection.com  •  www.asipofinspiration.com


    The month of December has a special meaning in the hearts of Christians around the world.  And as I write, the lyrics of a popular Christmas carol rises from within to remind me of the season.  “O Holy Night, the stars are brightly shining, it is the night of our dear savior’s birth.”  “O night divine, o night when Christ was born.” 
     Each year we frantically prepare for the celebration of the birth of Jesus.  We expend a great amount of energy buying gifts, decorating our homes and planning meals.  We spend less and less time actually exploring the true meaning of the season.  As we exchange gifts with friends, co-workers and family members, we are lulled into a false belief that we have celebrated the birth of Christ and cleansed our souls.  This ritual is then quickly followed by empty promises to rid our lives of anything, unlike God.  We then overstuff our stomach, fall asleep and continue with our current lifestyles.  We never get back around to asking “how do I make this night and the nights to follow divine?”
     What if we started to believe that “Christ” is born every night?  How would our lives change? Would we take different actions?  Would the quality of our thoughts improve?
Imagine that “Christ” is alive, living inside of you and hears all of your thoughts, your sacred inner conversations.  What would you change immediately?


     To make every night a Holy Night, at the close of each day, recall the events of the day and keep a record of the incidents, thoughts, and conversations that were negative.  Jesus’ promise of a more abundant life was intended to be experienced by all.  The creative tools we were given to manifest an abundant life are found in our thought, imagination, attention, focus, and belief.  Before you speak or act take a few seconds to determine the action that will keep you in alignment with the Creator.  To determine what you truly believe, take a critical look at your life.  Do you frequently experience lack and limitation?  If so, daily make a conscious effort to replace these beliefs by working with your imagination and focus.  Spend more time thinking about what it would feel like to have the life you truly desire and deserve.  Using these tools to remain focused on what we would like to experience will ensure our lives are always a testament to the goodness of our Creator.   Remember, life is too short to drink cheap champagne.
Dream Big.  Life the life you have imagined.  Life is too short to drink cheap champagne.




"Do not go gentle into that good night, find a hill worth dying for and take it &
Be the person you're waiting for. Make today so awesome, that yesterday gets jealous
and above all else do it Your way."


Stephanie, a Success Mindset Mentor & Transformational Specialist, has the uncanny ability to help others break through toxic emotions and heal the residue left from traumatic experiences that are causing them to sabotage their success. She works with others to recognize, uncover and reconcile painful feelings, hidden secrets and memories that are affecting their financial health and the health of their families. Stephanie has an insatiable appetite for helping others achieve the impossible. She lives her inspiration as the founder of The Champagne Connection, Inc., www.champagneconnection.com, the author of 3 books and the Host of the television show "A Sip of Inspiration", www.asipofinspiration. Her superpower: Transforming Lives.  With her guidance, teeth-rattling soul-shaking experiences vaporize at her command.



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

You've Got the Power

You've Got the Power


By Stephanie E. Wilson-Coleman, Ph.D.
Author of Be Sure You Dance:  Life’s lessons to make every moment count,
Embracing Life’s Lessons and Is Anybody Listening?
www.champagneconnection.com  ·  www.asipofinspiration.com

We have the ability to change our lives, our world, instantly. With a snap of the fingers, we can create a new world, a different and exciting future. This power is one of the many precious gifts given to us by our Creator—the ability to see. Whether or not we are consciously aware of it, we are continuously engaging the power to see, which is constantly bringing forth into manifestation every circumstance we imagine.
     Endless possibilities are created through our visionary power. What we are able to see is always what we will get. When challenges appear in your life, do you see good or bad?
     Difficulties arise to give us new insights and to show us more ways to express love. Work on making your reaction to any uncertainty one of peace and thanksgiving. These opportunities did not come to destroy, they came to bring a blessing. Stay focused on the goal, not the steps to be taken. We do not see obstacles until we take our eyes off our goals. Constantly use your visionary power to imagine the completion of your goals. Spend your quiet time planning, contemplating and expanding your vision. You get to the top of the ladder one rung at a time, knowing that each step is divinely planned. By
staying focused on the desired result you never lose sight of what is really important.



     If the circumstances of your life are not as fulfilling, as you want them to be, start to envision a new life. Get specific. Honestly, review your current situation and get busy, right where you are. Start establishing goals. Do not give into the temptation to assess your life by the achievements of others. When we compare our dreams, aspirations, and accomplishments to other individuals, we often feel as if we are not good enough. Our self-esteem suffers because we have lost sight of the truth about ourselves. We are all God powered, engineered for success, designed for greatness. Limited vision begets limited success.

      This magnificent universe beckons us to new heights by consistently providing new life, new directions, new choices and new paths, all according to our vision. As partners with God, we have a responsibility to use this gift, as Spirit would have us. Creative Mind sees us as perfect beings unencumbered by human frailties. Where there is no vision, the people suffer.

     I have committed my life to spending quiet, meditative time with the Divine Presence.  I talk over with the Divine Mind all of my concerns, being careful to get the questions right.  But no matter how centered I am, situations arise that attempt to shake this calmness.  Instead of choosing panic or fear, I choose love, and harmony.  Immediately, I create a picture of peace, surround the situation and the people involved in God’s light.  I then allow the universe to recreate this image.  I get back to the business at hand- contemplating the multitude of blessing awaiting my discovery. 

     Living without challenges is not what life is about. How we respond is the key. When you are called up to bat, open your eyes, visualize the home run you are about to make. Swing, let go and let God do the rest.

     Dream Big!  Live the life you’ve imagined.  Let the God times roll.
     Remember, life is too short to drink cheap champagne.  

Stephanie, a Success Mindset Mentor, has the uncanny ability to help others transform their emotional and mental obstacles into stepping stones to living their dreams.  She has an insatiable appetite for helping others achieve the impossible.  She works with others to recognize, uncover and reconcile painful feelings, hidden secrets and memories that are affecting their financial health and the health of their families. She lives her inspiration as the founder of The Champagne Connection, Inc., the author of 3 books and the Host of the television show "A Sip of Inspiration”, http://www.asipofinspiration.com and http://www.champagneconnection.com.  She is also a regular contributor to The MetaMonthly Magazine, Champagne and Beyond Magazine, www.champagneandbeyond1.com, and Ezine Articles.  Her Super Power:  Transforming Lives.


Saturday, August 12, 2017

What Story Are You Living?

What Story Are You Living?


By Stephanie E. Wilson-Coleman
The author of Is Anybody Listening? And Embracing Life’s Lessons
www.champagneconnection.com  ·  www.asipofinspiration.com


     Throughout our lives, we will all experience successes, over-comings, and breakthroughs.  We will also experience disappointments, challenges, and setbacks.   Because society uses our failures to determine the quality of our lives, we often allow ourselves to become immersed in our failures, making it difficult to move past them.  It is at this point that you must remember that failure is not fatal or final and if handled properly what you learn from failure can become the ladder to your success.
     When we are living the story of failure we are allowing what we think we believe to determine our success.  Proceed with caution when depending solely on your thoughts.  We have all allowed an assortment of characters to take up residence in our minds.   If you actually take a little time to acknowledge your thoughts, you will find that you think thoughts that you do not believe or believe things that are not true and many of us do not know the difference.  Taking steps daily to purify your thoughts is paramount.
     Our life is a living example of the story we are living now.  Are you living a story of love, a life that is demonstrated as a life with peace, joy, harmony, laughter, prosperity?  Or are you living a story of fear, a life filled with envy, jealousy, victimhood, lies, and lack? 


     Moving from a story of fear to a story of love requires you to shift through your thoughts and transmute the negative thoughts to positive thoughts and to answer the questions” what would I do if I knew I would not fail” and create a plan to make your answer a reality.  Then when you and others look at the story of your life, the chapters will be filled with triumph, victory, celebrations, abundance, and love.    

Stephanie, a Success Mindset Mentor, has the uncanny ability to help others transform their emotional and mental obstacles into stepping stones to living their dreams.  She has an insatiable appetite for helping others achieve the impossible.  She works with others to recognize, uncover and reconcile painful feelings, hidden secrets and memories that are affecting their financial health and the health of their families. She lives her inspiration as the founder of The Champagne Connection, Inc., the author of 3 books and the Host of the television show "A Sip of Inspiration”, http://www.asipofinspiration.com and http://www.champagneconnection.com.  She is also a regular contributor to The MetaMonthly Magazine, Champagne and Beyond Magazine, www.champagneandbeyond1.com, and Ezine Articles.  Her Super Power:  Transforming Lives.


Monday, July 10, 2017

Changing Your Focus

Changing Your Focus



By Stephanie E. Wilson-Coleman
Author of Be Sure You Dance:  Life’s lessons to make every moment count,
Embracing Life’s Lessons and Is Anybody Listening?
www.champagneconnection.com • www.asipofinspiration.com
Email:  nspire@champagneconnection.com

     Lately, television and newspapers have been saturated with so much sadness.  Stories of people making their transition before they have had a chance to live; tales of wonderful people bought to their knees by illness; recent events involving hard-working couples’ falling prey to mortgage foreclosures are running rampant throughout our society.  These are the events that have hypnotized us into believing that we are victims, unwilling partners in a game headed for destruction.  Feeling powerless, we keep telling “stories” of lack, impending doom, and financial destruction and if we are not the ones telling the stories, we certainly are intently listening to them and willingly passing them on.  We unknowingly weaken our beliefs, our consciousness every time we participate, actively or passively, in these kinds of conversations.  Beliefs are just a set of opinions that we regard as factual.  Our “facts” or beliefs about escalating prices, economic disasters and impending illness are the key that activates the various laws of cause and effect.  We must learn to change our focus and tell different stories.  I often say our conversations, our thoughts must mostly consist of what is right with our lives and less of what is wrong.  If you are finding this difficult to achieve, then you must look at what you believe.  If you are always sick, every supervisor you have had treats you unfairly and you are constantly robbing Peter to pay Paul, then your life is speaking volumes about what you believe.  It is time for you to focus your attention on your negative parent thoughts and eliminate them; not gradually, but with deliberate and purposeful intention.  



     In order to live the life we were created to live, we must start to tell different stories, have different conversations.  We all have the same amount of time, how we utilize our time determines our success.  The difference between people living their best lives now and people, who are not, is consciousness.  Because we do not have any time to squander, start right not to think about something that made you feel good.  When you awaken every morning, think of something that happened the day before that made you feel good.  Before you fall asleep at night, always think of something that happened during the day that made you feel good.  As you begin to focus on good things, you will attract more good things, thereby, giving you material for telling better stories. 
Remember, life is too short to drink cheap champagne.  Dream Big! Life the life you have imagined.  

"Do not go gentle into that good night, find a hill worth dying for and take it &
Be the person you're waiting for. Make today so awesome, that yesterday gets jealous
and above all else do it Your way."


Stephanie, a Success Mindset Mentor & Transformational Specialist, has the uncanny ability to help others break through toxic emotions and heal the residue left from traumatic experiences that are causing them to sabotage their success. She works with others to recognize, uncover and reconcile painful feelings, hidden secrets and memories that are affecting their financial health and the health of their families.
Stephanie has an insatiable appetite for helping others achieve the impossible. She lives her inspiration as the founder of The Champagne Connection, Inc., www.champagneconnection.com, the author of 3 books and the Host of the television show "A Sip of Inspiration", www.asipofinspiration. 





Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Let Freedom Ring - The Power of Choice

Let Freedom Ring - The Power of Choice


By Stephanie E. Wilson-Coleman
Author of Be Sure You Dance:  Life’s lessons to make every moment count,
Embracing Life’s Lessons and Is Anybody Listening?
www.champagneconnection.com  ·  www.asipofinspiration.com

     I am fixated with freedom, but with freedom comes the power to choose.  The freedom to choose love or hate; move forward or stay stagnant; to be victorious or be a victim; to laugh or cry; to see good in every situation or not.  You choose.  Without the power to choose, we are not free; the power to choose requires responsibility.  Choice is like breathing; you cannot avoid it.
     When everything is working in our lives, we proudly take the credit.  But when the events in our lives are forcing us out of our comfort zone into a growth zone, we blame everyone and everything surrounding us.  We are quick to blame that “big bad Goliath”   for causing our problems.  Often in the midst of trouble, we see our inner David as being small and unprepared for such a great challenge.  We tell ourselves that after all 1 Samuel 17 really does not have anything to do with us.   So exercising our power to choose, we choose fear.  When we do this we have actually underestimated the strength of our inner David. 
   When life forces us out of our comfort zone, we are forced to come face to face with all that needs to be healed in our own lives.  The murkiness that we have covered up for such a long time begins to ooze into our world requiring us to finally conquer it before we can move toward our goals.




     Coming face to face with what we fear is hard work but it is necessary if we are going to fulfill our destiny.  Where to start is what causes the most angst.  So I advise starting where you are.  Using the power of your inner David is a great beginning.
     First, make the decision to do whatever it takes to conquer your fear.  Without out a decision to move forward, no matter what, you will never meet your success. 
    Then create a plan for your new life.  How many hours, days will you work?  How will you spend your evenings and weekdays?  What are your new friends like?  Where will you vacation?  If these images are difficult for you to maintain, then create a Vision Board, but remember Vision Boards are no substitution for taking action.  Vision Boards are useful for helping to organize your thoughts and ideas. 
     Next, identify all the things you have for which to be grateful.   When you are in the midst of a challenge, we complain about what is wrong with our life.  It is doing this time of crisis that we must remember just how many good things nestled in our life.
     Forgiveness is one of the most precious gifts we can give ourselves.  Before we can move forward negative emotions must be resolved.  Come to terms with any anger you feel about any event, circumstance or person.  This is a radical step, but choosing to find the good which is the lesson buried in the midst of your anger will reveal what story to which you are tied.  Once identified, you can take the steps to unbind yourself from the worn-out story. 
     Now move your vision into action.  Make a list of actions that must be taken.  You must take 3 to 5 actions a day to achieve your goals. 
     Now untie yourself from anything holding you back.  Go forth and create.     
     Remember, life is too short to drink cheap champagne.  Live the life you have imagined.  Dream Big!       


Stephanie E. Wilson-Coleman, Ph.D
The Empowerment Doctor
Stephanie, a Success Mindset Mentor, has the uncanny ability to help others transform their emotional and mental obstacles into stepping stones to living their dreams.  She has an insatiable appetite for helping others achieve the impossible.  She works with others to recognize, uncover and reconcile painful feelings, hidden secrets and memories that are affecting their financial health and the health of their families. She lives her inspiration as the founder of The Champagne Connection, Inc., the author of 3 books and the Host of the television show "A Sip of Inspiration”, http://www.asipofinspiration.com and http://www.champagneconnection.com.  She is also a regular contributor to The MetaMonthly Magazine, Champagne and Beyond Magazine, www.champagneandbeyond1.com, and Ezine Articles.  Her Super Power:  Transforming Lives.






Saturday, May 13, 2017

No Days Off


No Days Off




By Stephanie E. Wilson-Coleman
Author of Be Sure You Dance:  Life’s lessons to make every moment count,
Embracing Life’s Lessons and Is Anybody Listening?
www.champagneconnection.com  ·  www.asipofinspiration.com


     Making positive changes in your life is a serious endeavor, never to be taken lightly.
Putting off until tomorrow what needs to be done today is not only self-defeating, it also complicates your life, making it harder and harder to experience permanent, positive change.
     In this world of instant breakfast, miraculous cures, mail order brides, wonder drugs and overnight healing, we begin to believe that achieving success and changing our lives can be instantly accomplished with a set of rote prayers we rehearse daily. When we are unable to manifest change, we ask why.  After all, we said our affirmations and prayers; we asked for help with our forgiveness issues; we listened to our “positive thinking tapes”. Nonetheless, we often neglect to finish the task at hand.
     Change is never easy.  However, it is necessary if we are to survive. 
     Identifying existing weaknesses is not enough. We must take positive steps to correct all errors.  If you are having trouble relinquishing debilitating behavior patterns, come to terms with this and seek help. Perhaps, the real problem is the inability to recognize that in spite of our perfection, this world is not an island. From time to time, we all need a helping hand. This does not take away from our true nature.
     Changing your life requires honest confrontation with uncomfortable issues on a daily basis.
     Prior to taping an alternative lifestyles segment for my television show, the staff and I enjoyed an amicable relationship, but suddenly, members started to drop out. I later discovered some were uncomfortable with the topic.


     Insisting upon remaining in the places we feel the most comfortable, makes any new growth impossible.
     Not being willing to extend the same respect we expect to receive to others, regardless of race, creed and sexual orientation will build an insurmountable wall that retards prosperity and intensifies turmoil.
     Infinite Kindness uses every circumstance imaginable to highlight our growth areas.
Everything we experience has nothing to do with others; it is our lesson, our moment of truth.
     Being dedicated to your true development will lead you into many uncharted waters. It is up to you. At every point during this journey, we make choices. We choose love or fear. Choosing love guarantees we emerge a new person. Shedding behavior patterns that are no longer for our highest good, will be the hardest, most difficult road to travel, but it will by far be the most rewarding.
      Several years ago, I developed the habit of complaining. No matter what happened—good or bad—you could count on me to find the bad. I would always be the first to find the “buts” in any situation. Over time, this behavior alienated me from my good. It became impossible to attract prosperous people and/or circumstances. For years, I wondered why everything in my life was going wrong. Once I realized I was responsible for this chain of events, I vowed to change. Changing was not easy, but change I did.

Now, I am conscious of all my thoughts, every word I utter and every action I take. At times I amaze myself at all the good things I continually attract. 
     If your most inner desire is to be as the Creator sees us, there are no days off. You must begin now to polish your most prized possession—YOU.
      Dream Big!  Life the life you have imagined.
      Remember life is too short to drink cheap champagne!
"Do not go gentle into that good night; find a hill worth dying for and take It; be the person you're waiting for; make today so awesome, that yesterday gets jealous and above all else do it Your way."
    

Stephanie, a Success Mindset Mentor, has the uncanny ability to help others transform their emotional and mental obstacles into stepping stones to living their dreams.  She has an insatiable appetite for helping others achieve the impossible.  She works with others to recognize, uncover and reconcile painful feelings, hidden secrets and memories that are affecting their financial health and the health of their families. She lives her inspiration as the founder of The Champagne Connection, Inc., the author of 3 books and the Host of the television show "A Sip of Inspiration”, http://www.asipofinspiration.com and http://www.champagneconnection.com.  She is also a regular contributor to The MetaMonthly Magazine, Champagne and Beyond Magazine, www.champagneandbeyond.com, and Ezine Articles

2 Surefire Ways to Change Your Life