Monday, March 8, 2010

March 2010: The Ascending Butterfly Book Club review & GIVEAWAY - 'The Shift' by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer - Win the Featured Book in the Spotlight!

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. We are NOT accepting new entries. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor Dr. Wayne Dyer & Hay House Radio. We look forward to working with you again! The winner is Trish! Remember: There are still some great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page!
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Ascending Butterfly Book Club, March 2010

New book 'The Shift - Taking Your Life From Ambition to Meaning' by Dr. Wayne Dyer is a companion book to the movie of the same name - it illustrates how and why to make the move from ambition to meaning. The Shift, Dr. Dyer’s first feature film, is now on DVD.

Introduction

What is The Shift? It’s the story of the most important moment of your life—when you stop striving and start arriving! It’s the choice you make to move toward a life that gathers up the pieces of your best, most fulfilled, most loving self. It’s the moment when you start living a life rich with meaning and begin playing the music you came here to play!

Are you ready to make the shift that changes everything? When will you find the joy, the peace, and the love that you came here to give and to receive?

As we contemplate leaving the morning of our life, where ego has played a commanding role, and entering the afternoon (and evening), where meaning and purpose replace ambition and struggle, we may encounter unexpected occurrences that accompany this new direction. It’s almost a universal law that we’ll experience a fall of some kind. Yet these falls or low points provide the energy we need to move away from ego and into a life of meaning and purpose.

The Shift doesn’t mean that we lose our drive and ambition; it signifies that we become ambitious about something new. We make a commitment to living a life based on experiencing meaning and feeling purposeful, rather than a life based on never-ending demands and false promises that are the trademark of the ego’s agenda.

About the Author


Wayne W. Dyer, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development. He’s the author of 30 books, has created many audio programs and videos, and has appeared on thousands of television and radio shows. His books Manifest Your Destiny, Wisdom of the Ages, There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, and The New York Times bestsellers 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, The Power of Intention, Inspiration, and Change Your Thoughts—Change Your Life have all been featured as National Public Television specials.

Dr. Dyer holds a doctorate in educational counseling from Wayne State University and was an associate professor at St. John’s University in New York.

Visit his Website: www.DrWayneDyer.com

Daily Affirmations

Just like Ascending Butterfly strives to share inspiration and how that inspiration applies to daily living, one of my favorite sources of daily inspiration is Dr. Dyer's 'Daily Affirmations' which I have visited daily since they went live. I strongly believe that how you choose to start your day is what will greatly shape it!

The Shift and Me

I have always devoured Dr. Wayne Dyer's books and teachings for the way they speak to me personally, and because plain and simple, he has an amazing story. Dr. Dyer transcended the kinds of setbacks most us would feel justified to use as an excuse not to move forward in life. He hasn't done that. And he's generous enough to share not only the 'what's' of his life, but the 'how'. It never ceases to amaze me how open and available Dr. Dyer makes himself and his life to his fans.

I know that we all have our journey, our paths intersect, they fork, they cross and bend and twist, but ultimately, we all ask  ourselves the eternal questions 'Why am I here?'; 'What is my purpose?'; and the infamous 'Is this all there is?'

There comes a point in life where 'more' doesn't fill the need, where 'more' will no longer satiate the hunger. And that is YOUR 'shift'.

Are you experiencing your shift now? Have you begun 'The Shift' in your own life?

For me, I began 'The Shift' way earlier than I expected. I was working a job with outrageous hours, and making my employer obscene amounts of money based on my sales savvy and a genuine love of the industry I was in at the time; but I was burning out. The hours were killing me, the demands were abnormal, both those placed upon me, and those I placed upon myself. I left for work when there was still no sun in the sky, and returned home in the dark, ate lunch at my desk, if I even remembered or had time to take it, and began to wonder, 'is this all there is?'

That's when everything within me 'shifted'. I needed to stop. I needed to make the rollercoaster ride of ambition come to a crashing halt before it killed me!

I began seeking meaning instead of paychecks. I began seeking fulfillment both personally/spiritually and then professionally and things began to slowly fall into place. I'm not going to say I'm exactly where I want to be right now, but I'm a lot closer than I was before.

Reading this book reminded me that I still have quite a ways to go. That my 'shift' isn't exactly complete yet. But that's good, it shouldn't be!

I can't say what 'The Shift' will do for you, but I do know what it has done for me. It has forced me to evaluate the track I am on and project forward to where I want to be. I hope that is what you get from 'The Shift'. Are you ready to 'shift'?

How to Win: (1) You must be a PUBLIC follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. Indicate in your entry that you follow (if your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under) and (2) Share a time in your life when you experienced a 'shift'. A shift in your thinking or a shift in your desires or even a shift in your circumstances. Or talk about what was going on in your life the first time you asked yourself, 'what am I here for?' or 'Is this all there is'? (no word minimums or maximums, you can share as much as you'd like!) (3) You must also leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com). (If your email is clearly visible in your profile, you can just say so, that's OK!) Please follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps to winning! This giveaway is open to USA residents who are 18 years of age or older.

Please follow directions or you will be disqualified! All comments are moderated, they may not appear on the site right away (comments like "I want this" or "I want to win" will not be entered). You have from Monday, March 08, 2010 until Thursday, April 08, 2010 at 11:59 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. You will have 48 hours to confirm if we do not hear from you we will be forced to move on to an alternate. (We only notify winners DIRECTLY via email, so if your profile or your comment does not have an email your entry will not be processed)

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FTC Disclosure Info for this Giveaway: This is not a paid insertion. This a non-compensated post and all opinions regarding this book are expressly my own experiences. I was provided with a book to review and the sponsor is also fulfilling to prize winner.

53 comments:

  1. Following you @Tracy_Iglesias on Twitter
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  2. Following Ascending Butterfly on Networked Blogs
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  3. facebook fan of AB
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  4. I had a shift in my life after the death of my Mother this past year, it has shown me that life is a series of smaller moments, that leads to the fullness of life and that we must not look at the aquiring of stuff but the living/loving that really matters, in the end nothing but love goes with us.
    pavanco1(at)embarqmail(dot)com

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  5. i follow i guess? the procedure was different then most. a shift when i got divorced
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  6. I am a follower on Face book under Johnica Dingus. My email is johnnieblaze08@yahoo.com
    I had a shift in my thinking or as I call it a revelation when I was in prison and had my only child while incarcerated. While at the hospital looking into his eyes and realizing that he was to be taken away at any moment and that I would not see him or have him for five more years I truly realized that my life had been meaningless and that all the horrible things I had done could not have been as awful as I felt at that moment. I vowed that no matter what I would change my ways and my life for the better and that I would never hurt another person again and I haven't since. Unintentionally I have in relationships but never for gain or profit or selfishness and it has never lead me astray.

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  7. I'm a follower!
    Biggest shift was when my oldest dd was born.
    time4mommy@gmail.com

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  8. I must say that I've had several shifts in my life. Indeed, my life is pretty much defined by exactly that; shifting, waking to a new perspective, hitting rock bottoms and becoming all the stonger for them; stretching and growing, becoming more finely attuned to my calling, etc. etc. I would say that the most impactful shift for me was when I decided to end my engagement, while 10 1/2 weeks pregnant. That shift is still unfolding and my son is now 2 1/2. It has been terrifying and joyful and wondrous and growth-inducing and countless other things that are still manifesting. It will be interesting to see what the next shift will be!
    @singlemamanyc

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  9. I follow, and a big shift for me was when my Mom died.

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  10. I'm a public follower = trishden
    Ever since I watched the secret, I've been experiencing a shift. I was highly depressed and I think I thought myself out of it.
    My email is visible in my blogger profile. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  11. I'm a follower of @Tracy_Iglesias on Twitter. Thanks! trishden

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  12. I tweeted on Twitter here:
    http://twitter.com/trishden/status/10446214131

    Thanks!
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  13. I'm following @HayHouseRadio on Twitter. Thanks! trishden email in profile

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  14. I became a fan of Hay House on Facebook and I left a comment that you sent me. Thanks! Trish Froehner

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  15. I'm a Facebook fan of Dr. Wayne Dyer and I left a comment that you sent me on his wall. Thanks! Trish Froehner

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  16. I follow DrWayneWDyer on Twitter. Thanks! trishden

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  17. I gave you a Digg, I was #2 after you. Thanks! trishden email in profile

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  18. Faved you on Technorati. Thanks! trishden

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  19. I fueled you Blog. trishden
    email in profile. Thanks!

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  20. I follow Ascending Butterfly on Facebook. Thanks! Trish Froehner.

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  21. I'm a Networked Blogs Follower. Thanks! Trish Froehner

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  22. I'm a member of your Ning group. Thanks! Patricia Froehner. email in google profile.

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  23. I voted for you at Best Blog About Stuff. Thanks! trishden. I was #20. Good Luck

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  24. I'm an email subscriber. Thanks! email in my profile.

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  25. I follow your blog on Google Friends Connect.- Sarafan2

    I had a shift in my life a few years back when I was injured, I lost my job soon after, I lost what I thought was my soulmate, and things just kept on gowing down hill . I was so depressed, I didn't eat, didn't sleep and basically I gave up on life. Not a good place to be.


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  26. Posted your button on my blog on left bar.

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  27. Follow @Tracey Inglesius on Twitter.


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  28. Tweeted

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  29. Follow Hat House Radio on twitter.


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  30. Follow @Dr. Wayne Dyer on Twitter.

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  31. Fan of Dr. Wayne Dyer on FB.


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  32. Fan of Ascending Butterfly on FB.


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  33. Fan on FB Networked Blogs.

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  34. I am a follower on GFC
    I have had so much heartache for 5 years ,since the passing of my oldest son and then with the passing of my youngest son last March.
    I know that blogging helps and now with the nicer weather I can get out more.I always kept everything inside and I am starting to talk more,blog and helping me through.
    Its not a place I want to be and I can't change what has happened ,I know its out of my hands.For the rest of my life I will live with out my 2 sons,at least I have the memories.

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  35. Button on my blog
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  36. Follow @Tracey Inglesius on Twitter.
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  38. Fave this blog on Technorati
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  39. Vote for Ascending Butterfly on: Fuel My Blog
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  40. Follow Ascending Butterfly on Facebook
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  41. Joined Ascending Butterfly's Ning Group
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  44. My shift occurred 5 years ago when I realized that I did not NEED to stay married.

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  45. I follow Wayne Dyer on twitter @WendiP

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  46. Following HaysHouseRadio on twitter @WendiP

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  47. following you on twitter @WendiP

    Thanks!

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  48. Follow you publically on GFC.
    I had a shift in my life when I picked up and moved out of California.
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  49. Follow Dr Dyer on Twitter
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  50. Follow HayHouse on Twitter
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  51. I follow. I started my shift last year. My life and career was at a standstill. I decided to make some changes in my life to live the years I have left doing what I want to do instead of working at deadend jobs, trying to survive and pay the bills. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  52. My life is currently going through a shift.

    atreau at gmail dot com.

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