Friday, April 10, 2015

Sometimes I use my book, The Magic of Saying Yes, as an oracle. I ask Spirit to guide me to the wisdom I need, open it up to a page and see where my eyes go. 

Today I landed on these words: "Spend a few moments with your inner child. Stroke her hair. Hold her close. Let her know you will always be here for her." This was exactly what I needed to do. It took just one minute in my imagination with the sweet little one. I feel calmer now and more at peace. 

On this day, may you be happy. May you be at peace. May you get exactly what your heart needs most. May you attend to your precious self so that s/he feels safe, secure and loved. For you are deeply loved. And so it is! 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Dear God, Show Me My Next Steps!

 Greetings, beloved friends!

With distracting construction going on next door to my office, I'm camped out at Chocolati café on this eve of the full moon lunar eclipse. It's been cold and rainy today in Seattle but the sun just blasted through the skylight above me, illuminating my keyboard. I feel Spirit with us, so let's do this!

Have you been feeling an intensity, restlessness, or heaviness lately? That feeling of slogging through a foot or two of mud? It's as though you know that you absolutely need a shift in a pretty major way. That much clarity you have, and you may have even committed to making a change in your career, health, home or relationships. You know what you've "had it" with, right?

And if you pause, breathe and let yourself imagine yourself feeling free and very much alive in a new endeavor, you can feel the spark of new life. Excitement even. That's the great news! You are definitely at a turning point. This lunar eclipse signals the start of a brand new six-month cycle of life. In this there is hope and celebration. Spring and Easter too are inviting you to allow the death of a former self and celebrate the birth of a new more empowered and radiant version of you.

At the same time, the eclipse also symbolizes an aspect of ourselves, our dream or a "how to get there" plan, being hidden from view. We feel in the dark about the specific form of this new direction and how it is all going to manifest. Or you sense that to shift a very challenging situation you'll need a miracle. And since this eclipse is in Libra which rules balance, harmony, intimacy and relationships, your focus is likely on one or more relationships causing you pain or stress.

Here's the freeing news: we're being abundantly supported by this full moon eclipse to see the truth of where we've been giving away our power. We all have coping patterns from childhood that once protected us but now chain and bind us from bursting forth, free and liberated into this next new cycle.

To shine light on where you feel in the dark, a great question to ask is, how do I feel about myself and care for myself in the context of my intimate and working relationships? 

Specifically, are you communicating clear boundaries with others? If not, are you ready to commit to doing so, despite that it may be very uncomfortable as you practice? I would say that unless you want to live another re-run of your life, you have no choice!  

You'll know the answer because If you're not honoring yourself and communicating your needs clearly, you are sacrificing your health, well-being or creativity and feeling resentful or drained in the process. You're seeing where you've been putting off acting on an inspired goal. You are feeling frustrated that more joy isn't bubbling up in your life.

How can you illuminate what's hidden and needs action? We're talking about a childhood pattern where you took on a role that is ready to go so that you can fully embrace and move toward the next evolution of your soul's destiny. For example, as a child were you your parent's Caretaker, the Responsible One, or the Scapegoat? Do you tend to attract "energy vampires" who drain you and keep you from connecting with your own creative spark and following your own dreams?

We're all being pushed, gently or not so gently into facing our shadow: where we've sacrificed ourselves to please others and be distracted from following our soul's inspiration-- our true calling. If we still are operating from a need to gain approval, afraid to disappoint an intimate, co-worker or boss, the result is that we are also stuffing, or procrastinating on, our wise inner guidance. The very guidance, momentum and motivation that is key to freeing ourselves to act on the next level of our destiny.

This is the time to activate your inner courage to fully honor and value your unique gifts, talents and passionate purpose. Are you willing to value yourself and your mission enough to grow through some discomfort as you set new a new boundary or begin to communicate more truthfully? As the hero of this next journey of your life, risk is inevitable but acting on self-love will be rewarded!

As you begin to take small risks to speak your truth; let go of caretaking others (you can still care), and assert your preferences, remember that you're not alone. The voice of Love, your inner wise guide is always with you. Pause, get quiet and ask: Am I making this choice from fear or love? If the answer is fear, congratulations! You can shift what you can see. Name the fear and give it and compassion like you would a small child who's hurting. Let the power of Love move in and lead you.

Now I hear Jimmy Cliff's lyrics playing:

I can see clearly now the rain is gone.
I can see all obstacles in my way.
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind.
It's gonna be a bright (bright) bright (bright) sunshiny day.
It's gonna be a bright (bright) bright (bright) sunshiny day.

Enjoy this time of rebirth!

This is a potent time to receive inspiring, empowering guidance. Coaching with me can change your life. Are you ready to partner with a professional guide to move powerfully forward in your life?

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Join us tomorrow, Saturday February 14th, for Awakening to Love

We have one opening in our Awakening to Love workshop tomorrow! If you are in Seattle and you're ready for a wonderful positive shift in your life, please come. Register at the link below. 

Join us for a day of creative nourishment for your body, mind and spirit!  In an intimate gathering of six women, we will come together to co-create a rejuvenating shift around Love--one that brings joyful results for each of us!

Our day will include healing guided meditations to awaken the Goddess of Love within you; soul-full rituals for shedding the old and saying YES! to your heart's desire; and fun, creative playtime making your own personal Treasure Map on Love.

Click here to read the full workshop description.

Saturday, February 14th
9:30 am ~ 4:30 pm
$100 including a nourishing lunch and all Treasure Map supplies


Register now!

Questions? Call Betsy at 206-605-2900

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Awakening to Love Workshop ~ Saturday, February 14th

The most important conversation we could ever have is about Love!

Because our hearts are made of love, they naturally seek love. I'm not just talking about romance and life partnership, our souls also long for true emotional intimacy with close friends and even co-workers.

And yet we often feel that this kind of closeness eludes us. Fear, past betrayals, disappointments, and/or shame cloud our clarity and steal our joy. We isolate ourselves when what we really need is to hang out with like-minded souls who inspire us and reflect back our radiance and verve. Thank goodness we desire more, because it's our true nature to be more. To BE love. In the big picture of life, we came here to learn to love ... and of course, experience the immense joy of fulfilling relationship! 

I am so excited to be hosting a wonderful, soul-nourishing Saturday workshop called Awakening to Love. Limited to an intimate gathering of six women, we will come together to co-create a rejuvenating shift around Love--one that brings joyful results for each of us!

Join us for a day of creative pampering for your body, mind and spirit! Including ...

  • Engage in sacred conversation in a high vibration atmosphere with like-minded women
  • Healing guided meditations to awaken the Goddess of Love within you
  • A safe, nourishing circle in which to voice your hopes and desires and release anything in the way
  • Soul-full rituals for shedding the old and saying YES! to your heart's desire
  • Fun, creative playtime making your own personal Treasure Map on Love
More powerful take-aways ...
  • Awakening to your inherent loveability
  • Upping your self-trust, despite and because of your past
  • Shifting from improving yourself to loving yourself
  • Deepening intimacy within yourself, which makes you happier!
  • Learning the power of Divine Love to transform your life 
  • Increasing your courage and confidence to create real intimacy with new soul partners (romantic and otherwise)
Our day together will also include a nourishing lunch and plenty of laughter, fun and sacred play!

And a surprise message channeled synchronistically just for you.

(Don't worry, I won't forget the chocolate! It's V-Day after all!) 
Saturday, February 14th   9:30 ~ 4:30 pm  
Betsy's abode: 13244 1st Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98177  

$100 ~ Includes yummy lunch (vegan and omnivore options) and all Treasure Map supplies. 

Register early ~ limited to six Goddesses!

There's a magic that happens when women get together to celebrate the truth of who they really are. And dare to let go of who they never were. Together we laugh, share our hearts and leave with a new readiness to soar. 

As an Intuitive Life and Career Coach for the past 13 years, working with hundreds of clients, workshop participants, and through my own inner work, I have witnessed the power of unconditional love to transform lives. 

~Betsy Gutting, seminar leader, Intuitive Coach, Expressive Arts Therapist, and author of The Magic of Saying Yes: Answering Your Heart's True Calling. For more about Betsy, visit her website.  

Are you feeling called? Register now for Awakening to Love

What people have said about their workshop experience:
I loved Betsy's workshop! She is a gifted leader. Betsy provides a warm and safe environment for people to explore their inner selves. She is truly inspiring. I love being in her presence.
~ K.H.
Betsy is such an amazing and inspirational leader/guide that anyone who seeks help during such a difficult time in one's life will come out feeling hopeful and renewed. ~D.K.

Thank you for your warmth, guidance and help facilitating hope and rebirth. I so enjoyed the series and the wonderful and different people who attended. ~C.H.
And about coaching with Betsy ...
Partnering with Betsy gave me very powerful insight into what I was capable of manifesting in my life. I was empowered to make major life changes and take big leaps that I did not realize I was ready for. I am so grateful for all that has transpired and Betsy's insight that helped me create it!
~ E.S.

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

2015: Support for a Rockin' Year is Here

Happy beautiful, fully alive, financially abundant, sexy and smart, intuitively tapped in, passionate, physically fit, radiantly healthy, super successful, overflowing with joy and deeply peaceful 2015! Did I get it all in there? Hahaha!

I had to start with a bit of humor because I notice that my ambitious and exuberant selves always have giddy high hopes for the New Year. And while I appreciate my optimistic nature (it's supported me through some very dark periods), I am also learning to release the zeal of the overly ambitious self and the perfectionism and urgency to accomplish that are her MO. I choose serenity and joy instead!

So let me say, welcome to the first day of celebrating you, moving even more toward what truly makes you happy!

I also love the New Year energy because it's the one time of year when billions of people globally are all being lifted into the same optimistic, eager-for-positive-change consciousness. In this higher-altitude mindset of expanded passionate possibility, together we turn the page to the next life chapter called 2015. Quantum physics has proven that this high vibration awareness is the optimal visioning atmosphere in which to imagine, manifest and ground in everyday reality the change we so intimately desire in our heart of hearts. Which makes this a very powerful, auspicious time for creating real shifts from the inside out.

But there is no rush. You can take it slowly. Your ego may be saying hurry up and get to work to make lots of big changes because time is short, but right now is really a liminal time. Liminal means in between. You are still very much in transition from 2014 to 2015. This is a time of re-rooting into new soil. A time of reflection, release and coming to aha's and realizations that will result in clear decisions and action on your new inspired direction.

Every exciting new project, career shift, influx of money, friendship, or partnership, business or romantic, requires allies. The person who introduces you to The One. The networking contact who tells you about the dream job opening. The neighbor who invites you to an event where you meet a wonderful new soul friend. Allies are special people in your life who fully support, celebrate and see you as you truly are-gifted and talented with a meaningful and valuable contribution to offer. Most of us, especially as we grow and evolve, need more of them. This in-between time is made for energetically summoning this loving and committed support.

And because I love giving presents, I want to give you a practical and powerful gift that will empower you to call in your allies (which I also call your soul family). This MP3 audio meditation will also engage you in feeling more rooted, more secure, and more deeply loved, which is the foundation of creating the most blossoming life you can imagine in 2015. Do this transformative meditation daily and I guarantee that you will receive deep and lasting benefits. 

  Click here to download your free gift audio, Meditation for Calling In Your Soul Family. 

I can feel it in my bones, 2015 is going to be a year of coming more into our own true nature, of feeling more radiant in our own skin, of claiming the true purpose we came here for. As always, if you're feeling in need of one-on-one guidance, encouragement and grounded support, you know where to find me.

PS ... please feel free to forward this gift to your friends and family as well! 

Cheers to making 2015 a wonderfully memorable year, 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Be Open to Something Better!

It turns out that the Universe supported me abundantly during the writing of this book. I traveled to Puerto Vallarta three times, and the second two trips were almost free. My dad’s friend Ray generously offered me his condo for my third trip. And my mom, a retired airline employee, put me on her flight passes, so I was able to fly standby at no charge. 

As serendipitous as all these gifts were, flying standby can be stressful because you never know for sure if you’ll get on the flight. In my travels to and from Vallarta, I became accustomed to getting on, often receiving the last seat. With this divine assistance, I strongly felt the Universe conspiring for my success.

I felt very much in the flow, until I hit a snag on the second leg of my trip home from Washington Dulles to Seattle. Apparently, an earlier flight to Seattle had been canceled and a number of stranded paying passengers were lining up to get a seat on my flight. Since they get first priority, I began to feel nervous. The ticket agent at the gate was clearly stressed out as so many people were waiting in line, vying for just a few available seats. 

I got a strong feeling that I wasn’t going to get on this flight and started to feel my heart contract. I felt the familiar feeling of disappointment. When my sense was confirmed and they closed the plane door and the flight took off, I approached the ticket agent for help. She was still so upset from the stress of the flight that she refused to even look up at me while I waited patiently to get her attention. I went into fear, worried that I wouldn’t get the help I needed to get on another flight that evening. 

Then I remembered to stop and pray. One door had closed (literally!), which meant another one had to open. This is universal law. Where one opportunity vanishes a void is created that must be filled with a new one. “Dear Spirit, I prayed, “show me where the new opening is. Show me my new flight plan.” 

It turns out there was another flight home just one hour later. The agent, still visibly agitated, was now willing to at least direct me to the new flight. When I arrived at the gate, the energy in the air was palpably different. No one was waiting in line, and this gate agent was serene and upbeat, greeting me with a smile. “I have your boarding pass right here,” he said, “but if you want to hang out for a few minutes, I might be able to get you on first class.” “Oh, I think I can wait five minutes for that,” I said, smiling to myself. 

As I settled into my extra-wide window seat, appreciating the open aisle seat next to me for added comfort, the first-class cabin flight attendant handed me a refreshing pre-flight drink. I smiled at how the Universe was once again delivering this lesson. I had made a plan that my ego believed was “the one that had to be.” I had forgotten that the Universe, by foiling my ego’s plan, was surely doing it’s thing, rearranging the order of circumstances so that I could receive something even better. I had forgotten that I could trust in a bigger plan. Once again, the Universe was handing me evidence that it is safe to relax and go with the flow. Celebrate this gift! Spirit encouraged, as I documented it in my Yes journal. Count your blessings and write about the joys of your trip. We love you! 

When your hopes are dashed, it is very difficult to see the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It takes a conscious awareness and decision to shift your focus so that you can open to receive something different from what the ego, with its limited sight, can envision. 

The trick is to remember to get back in the flow when circumstances trigger you into feeling dejected, rejected, or lost. My friend Allen has just one mantra that always works for him: “Get back in the river.” I imagine the way water flows down a river, just because that’s what water does. It washes over boulders, winds through bends, and manages to find its way downstream just by being its natural self. Like the river, there’s always a flow happening within you, available for connection. You can imagine that you’re stepping back into your life raft and floating gently, fully protected and carried by the stream of life. 

Can you imagine that divine timing is orchestrating the best for you? When your desires don’t seem to be manifesting, try to remember this: The Universe may just be working on putting you in first class. 

From The Magic of Saying Yes: Answering Your Heart's True Calling, by Betsy Gutting

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