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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Moment of Gratitude!


Photo Reads: 'Beleive in Gratitude Big' Credit: @Bing

On Sunday's, 'Today's Moment of Inspiration' becomes the weekly 'Moment of Gratitude'. While I do still live in Gratitude each and everyday, I decided to change this feature to a weekly to allow a full week of Inspirational messages and focused breathing meditations.

This week, I am grateful for:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - I am grateful to our friends at Disney for providing me with passes to a Screening of Tangled in 3D this weekend, I needed to get away from the computer for awhile, and it was fun watching the children react to the 3D animation and images seeming to pop right off the screen! (And I think Disney has been writing with me in mind, because there was a butterfly sighting in this movie too!) No spoilers here, but I definitely recommend! I decided to make Saturday a total movie day and I am totally grateful for the day off, it was well-deserved and MUCH needed.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Our 'Surprise-A-Day' Giveaway is in full swing and there has been great response! Thanks readers for all the entries and the emails! And to our wonderful sponsors for making this one of our biggest holiday buying guides ever, there are huge surprises to come. I needed to take the weekend to moderate all the entries in the queue before putting up some new ones!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - The fact that the holiday buying guide pushed up my time frame for getting holiday decorating completed, means that when most people are starting the frenzy I am already pretty much done, which will allow me to be in the moment and enjoy the holidays more this year! It's been a great pleasure enjoying evenings in front of my tree which went up so much earlier than my usual!

What are you grateful for today? I'd love for you to write in and share what you are grateful for this week. The more you say it, the more you speak it, and the more you live in gratitude, the more you will find reasons to be grateful for, and the more reasons that the universe will send you to be grateful for. So join me on this journey of gratitude and inspiration. And you can post here daily (even though my list will be posted weekly).

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

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Active Giveaways:

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3) Ends 11/24 - Disney Tangled Prize Pack Giveaway! Enter HERE

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For those of you who are interested in keeping a gratitude journal this year, here is my recommendation and a direct link to purchase it:















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FTC Disclosure: This is not a compensated post nor is this a paid insertion. I attended a Disney Screening this weekend, and was under no obligation to post, but I really enjoyed the movie and thought I'd share! All giveaways listed are sponsored and will be fulfilled directly by the sponsor. I really do live in gratitude and this is the journal I use which is why I recommend it.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Monday, October 05, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration and THREE giveaways!



Cut it Out

Name one thing you are doing that consistently makes you unhappy. What is one thing you are doing that is hurting you instead of helping you?

Don't list them all. Bad habits creep into your routine slowly over time. That is how you need to eliminate them. Slowly, over time.

Is it procrastination? Is it bad sleep patterns? Is it that late snack attack? Well, Cut it Out! Now! Remember eliminate just one thing first. Once you've eliminated that habit or that thought pattern that is holding you back, then and only then, should you tackle another.

If you are staying up too late, start going to bed one hour earlier. If you are procrastinating on a project, devote 10 minutes a day to that project alone allowing yourself  no distractions until it's done. When you tackle that project, or eliminate that habit, you'll feel one million times better about yourself. A million times better about life. The more habits you change for the better, the more energy you will have to devoting to the life you really should be living.

I know you have already asked yourself the 7 questions, but if you need a reminder, look HERE.

Let's work on trying to eliminate the bad habits and excuses together. Halloween is around the corner, and around the corner from that is Thanksgiving and around the corner from that is Christmas and you know what comes next.....Yes that's right New Years Eve. The night many of us spend writing out resolutions. How about working toward New Year's Eve by eliminating those excuses NOW, by changing thought patterns and behaviors that no longer serve your highest good NOW.

If we can eliminate them together well before that date, you'll be in the best shape ever emotionally and spiritually to make 2010 the best year of your life!

Does it seem surreal that it will soon be 2010? It surely does for me!

Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I will change the thought patterns, behaviors and excuses that impede me from living my life to it's fullest.'

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about amazing, profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.


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Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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NOTE: Readers have asked us to make entering the contests and giveaways, faster and easier. Your wish is our command! We have moved our 'Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the day, which is where we host our giveaways, to the upper right hand side of the page. It will be located here from now on to make entering the giveaways faster and easier. There are 3 great giveaways today!

NOTE 2: Twitter followers: please remember you must also follow Ascending Butterfly using Google friends connect on the upper right hand side of the page for your entries to be processed. And you also must include your email in your comment entry, we have to have a way to reach you if you win!

How to Follow Using Google Friends Connect:

Please look to the upper right hand side, where the follower pictures are. (Note the number of followers before you start this process)

1) press the follow button - the google pop up wizard will open, this is not an ad and your pop up blocker will not block it

2) tick the option that reads 'follow this blog publicly' once that button is selected, hit follow again - it should now read 'you are now following'

3) if the follower count went up you know you did it succesfully, if your profile has a picture, that picture will be the first one on the left side. If your profile doesn't have one, it should still be searchable on the members list.

Remember, following on twitter or on Networked Blogs is an extra credit step, for the main entry to process you must become a blog follower using google friends connect in addition to your comment. If your 'follower' name is different from your 'comment name', please mention that in your entry (and don't forget your email formatted for security purposes.

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sunday, October 04, 2009 - This Week's 'Moment of Gratitude' and THREE giveaways!




Living in Gratitude

On Sunday's, 'Today's Moment of Inspiration' becomes the weekly 'Moment of Gratitude'. While I do still live in Gratitude each and everyday, I decided to change this feature to a weekly to allow a full week of Inspirational messages and breathing meditations.

This week, I am grateful for:

1) Ascending Butterfly has been nominated for the Divine Caroline's Love! This Site Awards '09 For the 'Body and Soul' category! I am absolutely floored. I have been a long time reader of The Divine Caroline Website and consider them one of my daily sources of inspiration. My heart was certainly filled with gratitude to find out we were nominated. And more meaningful still, to find out it was an Ascending Butterfly reader who nominated us! Thank You! If you would like to vote for us, please click HERE!

2) Thanks to our friends at Hay House Radio, I had the opportunity to attend Dr. Wayne Dyer's NYC stop of his Excuses Begone! Tour, you can get more information about remaining cities in the tour HERE. To say it was enlightening would probably be an understatement, but the opportunity to sit a conference room of 3,000 other inspiration seekers filled me a new sense of energy and the talk most certainly renewed my enthusiasm for creating positive change.

3) I'm also grateful to bring back Ascending Butterfly's Book Club this month, you can enter for this month's title HERE.

4) We are also grateful to launch Ascending Butterfly's Ning Group, now users can do more than just connect with the site, you can connect with one another too! Join our Ning Group HERE. One of my favorite Ning Group apps is the Twitter Tracker, up to the minute butterfly updates and great conversation!

What are you grateful for today? I'd love for you to write in and share what you are grateful for this week. The more you say it, the more you speak it, and the more you live in gratitude, the more you will find reasons to be grateful for. So join me on this journey of gratitude and inspiration. And you can post here daily (even though my list will be posted weekly).

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here! Twitter love: re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field at Twitter:

OK to RT: @Tracy_Iglesias This Week's 'Moment of Gratitude' and THREE giveaways! - http://tiny.cc/n4Thx

Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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NOTE: Readers have asked us to make entering the contests and giveaways, faster and easier. Your wish is our command! We have moved our 'Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the day, which is where we host our giveaways, to the upper right hand side of the page. It will be located here from now on to make entering the giveaways faster and easier. There are 3 great giveaways today!

NOTE 2: Twitter followers: please remember you must also follow Ascending Butterfly using Google friends connect on the upper right hand side of the page for your entries to be processed. And you also must include your email in your comment entry, we have to have a way to reach you if you win!

How to Follow Using Google Friends Connect:

Please look to the upper right hand side, where the follower pictures are. (Note the number of followers before you start this process)

1) press the follow button - the google pop up wizard will open, this is not an ad and your pop up blocker will not block it

2) tick the option that reads 'follow this blog publicly' once that button is selected, hit follow again - it should now read 'you are now following'

3) if the follower count went up you know you did it succesfully, if your profile has a picture, that picture will be the first one on the left side. If your profile doesn't have one, it should still be searchable on the members list.

Remember, following on twitter or on Networked Blogs is an extra credit step, for the main entry to process you must become a blog follower using google friends connect in addition to your comment. If your 'follower' name is different from your 'comment name', please mention that in your entry (and don't forget your email formatted for security purposes.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thursday, October 01, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration and TWO giveaways!



Excuses Begone!

My apologies my lovely Butterflies, there were no words of inspiration yesterday, but I fully intend to make it up to you today!
 
Yesterday I had the amazing privilege to join up with Dr. Wayne Dyer's 2009 Live Tour called,  'Excuses Begone! - How to Change Lifelong Self-Defeating Thinking Habits' at the Jacob Javitz center in NYC. 3,000 people in one conference room sharing one purpose, learning how to put an end to the excuses and negative self dialogue in our heads. The energy was amazing!
 
I want to share the Tour Description for a very specific reason, this description contains 7 questions, seven life altering questions, if you will only invest a moment in yourself to answer them. Make answering these questions honestly your moment of inspiration and meditation today. Or use them as inspiration for a journal entry tonight.
 
Tour Description

In these all-new lectures, Wayne will take you through the seven questions that constitute the Excuses Begone paradigm, and show you how it worked for him and how it can work for you. By examining the support system that a person has erected over a lifetime and putting those timeworn thoughts through the seven steps in this paradigm, excuses begin to fade away and are replaced with thoughts that speak fervently, almost shouting, Yes, you can change any excuse pattern, no matter how long or how pervasive the conditioning process has been! Wayne has seen people change from a lifetime of being overweight or addicted to all manner of substances by simply applying the principles inherent in the Excuses Begone approach to life.

During these profound, life-changing lectures you’ll explore the seven questions of the Excuses Begone paradigm shift:

• Is it true?
• Where did the excuses come from?
• What’s the payoff?
• What would my life look like if I couldn’t use these excuses?
• Can I create a rational reason to change?
• Can I access universal cooperation in shedding old habits?
• How do I continuously reinforce this new way of being?

If you are truly serious about changing any long-established habits of thought that have led you to use excuses as your rationale for staying on the same self-defeating path, then you are encouraged to follow the principles and practices presented in these all-new lectures!

Discover a new way of changing old thinking habits!

For being in a room filled with 3,000 attendees, it was a very warm and intimate evening. We learned a great deal about the man behind the books. The Human Being. Or as he would probably prefer, 'the spiritual being having the human experience.'
 
He is a 69 year old father of Eight, who began his life in an orphanage, who over came a tremendous amount of personal battles in his life, yet he always knew not only what he could be, but he would be. He shared a story about having the following words outside one of his homes for many years 'You are going to have an attitude everyday, pick a good one!' It reminds me of the mantra I share with you all daily 'Remember, Attitude really does determine Altitude.'
 
Another exploration, that  of Motivation vs. Inspiration, really stood out in my mind and I thought we'd also explore that here today. Motivation is when You take an idea, and don't let anything deter you from it and Inspiration is when an idea gets hold of YOU and doesn't let you go. So reader, are you motivated or inspired? Which do you want to be? I personally vary between the two at different times. I think most of us do. But is it more fulfilling to be inspired? Are there steps you can take to become more inspired?
 
The Voices In Your Head
 
Right now if I asked you to list what's wrong in your life, you could probably rattle off the list in one breath, almost without thinking right? Wayne gave a very strong reminder last night to 'stop putting attention on what you DON'T WANT. Stop discussing what is wrong. What is wrong in this moment, this day, this hour, this week, this month and this year. Don't give it energy. Don't give it intention. Don't allow it to take hold of you, to take root and to destroy what you are working so hard to build. A better you each and everyday really is possible.
 
Don't Feed The Spiritual Vampire
 
We all have one. That person who drains our energy. That person we least look forward to speaking with on a daily basis. Stop feeding them. Don't enable the negativity by participating in the talk. If you allow this person to drone on about everything wrong in their life, those things gain power, they continue to experience them, and that person's power to suck all the happiness out of a moment will just increase. And Who wants that??
 
Divine Relationships
 
We all want them, but how are we going about creating them? Wayne asked us to 'create divine relationships in our lives by elavating our concept of ourselves to a higher level.' Be what you want to attract. It really is that simple.
 
It would honestly take days to truly dissect the many topics that were covered in just over 4 hours. But I will say if you have the opportunity to see Dr. Wayne Dyer speak in your city TAKE IT. Those hours will be the absolute best investment in yourself that you could possibly make. It will be the biggest and best investment in your happiness and creating the future you truly deserve.
 
Aside from reminders to be careful about the influences we allow into our homes everyday, we were asked to take the last 5 minutes of our day everyday and 'assume the feeling of the wish fulfilled'. When we sleep, our subconcious minds have 8 hours to 'marinate' (his words readers!) in the last thoughts we go to bed with. Why not shape those thoughts ourselves? Why not give our minds 8 hours to 'marinate' on the life we want to create. The people we want by our sides, the jobs we want to be working on? Put those thoughts in your mind before bed and change your life from the inside. I began his advice last night. And I will say that I honestly tossed and turned way less than ever and woke up with a new level of excitement and energy. (I'm sure my clients are going to be thrilled!)
 
I highly recommend catching Wayne Dyer live, and there is still time to do so. Here are some upcoming appearances: You can go HERE to buy Tickets:
 
Chicago, IL 10/2/09 Chicago, IL Sold Out
Maui, Hawaii 10/23/09 Maui, HI
Phoenix, Arizona 11/13/09 Phoenix
Boston, MA 11/16/09 Boston Sold Out
Tampa, FL 11/20/09 Tampa

Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I will change my inner dialogue and put aside all of my own excuses into creating the life I desire for myself.'

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about amazing, profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here! twitter love: re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field:

OK to RT: @Tracy_Iglesias Today's Words of Inspiration and Two Super Giveaways! - http://tiny.cc/n4Thx

Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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NOTE: Readers have asked us to make entering the contests and giveaways, faster and easier. Your wish is our command! We have moved our 'Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the day, which is where we host our giveaways, to the upper right hand side of the page. It will be located here from now on to make entering the giveaways faster and easier. There is still time to enter to win a soda-maker!

NOTE 2: Twitter followers: please remember you must also follow Ascending Butterfly using Google friends connect on the upper right hand side of the page for your entries to be processed. And you also must include your email in your comment entry, we have to have a way to reach you if you win!

Our September Book Club Title 'America Libre' by Raul Ramos y Sanchez will be launching shortly!

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration and TWO giveaways!




Which of these two are you celebrating?

Today there are two celebrations on the calendar.

1 - Michaelmas - (Also Called Michaelmas Day) -

a) A Christian feast observed in honor of the archangel Michael.

b) September 29, the day on which this feast is observed.

Michael (according to Wikipedia) - is an archangel in Jewish, Christian and Islamic tradition. He is viewed as the field commander of the Army of God. He is mentioned by name in the Book of Daniel,  the Book of Jude and the Book of Revelation. In the book of Daniel, Michael appears as "one of the chief princes" who in Daniel's vision comes to the angel Gabriel's aid in his contest with the angel of Persia (Dobiel), and is also described there as the advocate of Israel and "great prince who stands up for the children of your [Daniel's] people".

The Talmudic tradition rendered Michael's name as meaning "who is like El?", - so Michael could consequently mean "One who is like God." But its being a question is alternatively understood as a rhetorical question, implying that no one is like God.

Much of the late Midrashic detail about Michael was transmitted to Christianity through the Book of Enoch, whence it was taken up and further elaborated. In late medieval Christianity, Michael, together with Saint George, became the patron saint of chivalry, and of the first chivalric order of France, the Order of Saint Michael of 1469. In the British honours system, a chivalric order founded in 1818 is also named for these two saints, the Order of St Michael and St George. St Michael is also considered in many Christian circles as the patron saint of the warrior. Police officers and soldiers, particularly paratroopers and fighter pilots, regard him as their patron. He is also a patron of Germany and of the City of Brussels.

Roman Catholics refer to him as Saint Michael the Archangel and also simply as Saint Michael. Orthodox Christians refer to him as the Taxiarch Archangel Michael or simply Archangel Michael. The New Thought Movement refers to Michael as Christ Michael.

Many chose to light a red prayer candle in his honor on this day. (I am among them!)

2 - Confucius Day -

When : Always September 29th

Confucius Day honors one of the world's greatest philosophers. Born in China on October 18, 551 B.C., Confucius is one of the earliest, and perhaps the the first great philosopher. He was also a teacher, a scholar, and a politician. He gave the world many teachings, and gave the world 499 famous sayings.

Celebrate Confucius Day by learning more about this ancient philosopher, and read some of his teachings and sayings.

Note: Over the years, many comical and humorous sayings have been created and referenced as sayings of Confucius, usually titled "Confucius Says". As a rule of thumb, if the saying is humorous, chances are it is not a true saying by this great scholar.

In this economy one of his standout sayings is:

'He who will not economize will have to agonize."  ~ Confucius

Will you be celebrating Michaelmas or Confucius Day? What is your favorite Confucius saying?

Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I embrace my inner confucius and make my own words to live by.'

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about amazing, profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here! twitter love: re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field:

OK to RT: @Tracy_Iglesias Today's Words of Inspiration and Two Super Giveaways! - http://tiny.cc/n4Thx

Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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NOTE: Readers have asked us to make entering the contests and giveaways, faster and easier. Your wish is our command! We have moved our 'Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the day, which is where we host our giveaways, to the upper right hand side of the page. It will be located here from now on to make entering the giveaways faster and easier. There is a new giveaway for a Select Comfort Mattress Topper!

NOTE 2: Twitter followers: please remember you must also follow Ascending Butterfly using Google friends connect on the upper right hand side of the page for your entries to be processed. And you also must include your email in your comment entry, we have to have a way to reach you if you win!

Our September Book Club Title 'America Libre' by Raul Ramos y Sanchez will be launching shortly!

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration and TWO giveaways!




Oh, Monday, Monday

I can't beleive we are days away from October! Soon the leaves will change color and pumpkins will grace doorways with their eerie smiles and September will be a memory.

Our first 'green-themed' giveaway came to an end this weekend, and our winner was Ascending Butterfly reader 't42vek20', join me in wishing her a hearty congratulations! You can see the full winner announcement here. And don't forget to enter our two current giveaways, (look for the 'WIN HERE' box on the upper right hand side of the page) one for a Soda Maker and one for a Mattress Topper! Just remember you must be a follower to enter all giveaways and if your profile doesn't have an email address you must include it in your entry comment for your entry to be processed. If you don't see your entry on the contest page, it means you missed a step.

Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I welcome in a new week with joy in my heart.'

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about amazing, profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here! twitter love: re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field:

OK to RT: @Tracy_Iglesias Today's Words of Inspiration and Two Super Giveaways! - http://tiny.cc/n4Thx

Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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NOTE: Readers have asked us to make entering the contests and giveaways, faster and easier. Your wish is our command! We have moved our 'Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the day, which is where we host our giveaways, to the upper right hand side of the page. It will be located here from now on to make entering the giveaways faster and easier. There is a new giveaway for a Select Comfort Mattress Topper!

NOTE 2: Twitter followers: please remember you must also follow Ascending Butterfly using Google friends connect on the upper right hand side of the page for your entries to be processed. And you also must include your email in your comment entry, we have to have a way to reach you if you win!

Our September Book Club Title 'America Libre' by Raul Ramos y Sanchez will be launching shortly!

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Winner Announcement!



Congratulations to user 't42vek20' the winner of Ascending Butterfly's Activeion Giveaway!

Winning Entry:

I learned that the water is flat and the nanobubbles connects with the ions of the dirt and the repel each other, and break apart so that it can be wash away. If you use it for a year, it's like taking 2200 cars off the road! Green is Clean!!! Yeah!

t42vek20

Thank you to our wonderful sponsor, Activeion, for an amazing giveaway, we look forward to working with you again!

Don't forget to check the box that says "WIN HERE: Today's Butterfly Featured Sites of the day!' on the upper right hand side of the page, that is where you will find our current giveaways! Readers asked us to make the giveaways faster and easier to enter, and your wish is our command!

---Ascending Butterfly's Editorial Team


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Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration and TWO giveaways!




TGIF

This week has flown by and I will admit to being very happy it is finally Friday! The week shot by so fast that I haven't even finalized my plans yet!

For me when a week just passes so quickly it literally brings new meaning to the expression 'in the blink of an eye', it makes me just want to take the weekend real slow. My inner butterfly could really use a massage! (Any New York City Day Spa Owners out there reading this! LOL)

Although, what ends up happening is trying to squeeze in as much fun as you possibly can in two days! So in an effort to follow my own advice, I plan on giving myself some time for meditation upon rising on Saturday morning, I hope you'll consider doing the same. (Even if it turns out to be Saturday afternoon for you). A sort of 'slow down' so you can 'speed up' later kind of thing.

Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I will make the most of my weekend, not just the 'best of it'.

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about amazing, profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here! twitter love: re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field:

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Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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NOTE: Readers have asked us to make entering the contests and giveaways, faster and easier. Your wish is our command! We have moved our 'Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the day, which is where we host our giveaways, to the upper right hand side of the page. It will be located here from now on to make entering the giveaways faster and easier. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER TO WIN AN ACTIVEION PRO ($299 RETAIL VALUE), ENTER NOW

NOTE 2: Twitter followers: please remember you must also follow Ascending Butterfly using Google friends connect on the upper right hand side of the page for your entries to be processed.

Our September Book Club Title 'America Libre' by Raul Ramos y Sanchez will be launching shortly!

Check out our review of Tiara Minerals Makeup HERE

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration and TWO giveaways!





Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, from September 15 to October 15, the United States celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the economic, cultural, and social contributions of the more than 47 million Latinos residing in the U.S. The dates of Hispanic Heritage Month were selected to include the Independence Day celebrations of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile, as well as to incorporate Día de la Raza—a holiday celebrated in Mexico on October 12 observing the colonization, exploration, and multicultural heritage of the Americas.

The National Council of La Raza has a great calendar of events on their website of activities taking place during the celebration HERE.

We sometimes lean on our occupation, culture, socio-economic status or our labels within our family structures to help us identify with who or what we are. At best, it's a mixture of all those things. And as a very proud Latina, I enjoy looking for ways to share community with other Latinos especially during Heritage Month.

Whether you are of Latino Ancestry or not, each and every day is a good day to look internally and figure out what you identify with being. Identify the WHO in who YOU are.

Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I identify and unify all the disparate elements that make up who I am into one whole and healed being.'

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about amazing, profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here! twitter love: re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field:

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Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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NOTE: Readers have asked us to make entering the contests and giveaways, faster and easier. Your wish is our command! We have moved our 'Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the day, which is where we host our giveaways, to the upper right hand side of the page. It will be located here from now on to make entering the giveaways faster and easier.

NOTE 2: Twitter followers: please remember you must also follow Ascending Butterfly using Google friends connect on the upper right hand side of the page for your entries to be processed.

Our September Book Club Title 'America Libre' by Raul Ramos y Sanchez will be launching shortly!

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration and TWO giveaways!




SUN IN LIBRA

Today the sun is in Libra! The sun's entrance into Libra marks the first day of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. Libra is the sign of teamwork, partnership and relationships, which will be the focus through the next few weeks. I love when the sun is in Libra, collaborations always turn out better for me. And since my life is surrounded by those under the Libra zodiac sign I have many birthdays to celebrate in the next few weeks too. (Happy Birthday to all Libran friends and family!) Must control urge to eat all the birthday cake! oops that was a note to self.....

I read a passage today by Holiday Mathis that I'd love to quote here:

AUTUMNAL EQUINOX: The sun's transit into Libra has been celebrated by ancient and modern cultures alike. The imagery of Libra's scales and the theme of balance are inspired by the equality of nighttime to daylight. It's also a turning point, since the nights increase in length in the weeks to come. This is traditionally a time to pull together our resources and connect with loved ones to harvest the bounty around us and store up for the colder months. Since very few of us are actually farmers in this age, our harvest is of a different nature. What, besides the basics of food, water and shelter, will sustain you through the winter? And who helps you get it? For some, it's love and romance that add passion to the season. For others, it's special projects or art. For still others, it's intellectual growth, physical fitness or the satisfaction of a family well cared for or a job well done. Give some thought to what you have in your life that makes it great. Think of a way you can show the universe and the people in your life that you are grateful for the abundance of the past season as a way of getting ready to greet the new one.

When you feel blessed, and you are filled with gratitude for those blessings the Universe just seems to WANT to bless you more!

Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I am receptive to the powerful opportunities for collaboration that are coming my way.

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about amazing, profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here! twitter love: re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field:

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Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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NOTE: Readers have asked us to make entering the contests and giveaways, faster and easier. Your wish is our command! We have moved our 'Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the day, which is where we host our giveaways, to the upper right hand side of the page. It will be located here from now on to make entering the giveaways faster and easier.

NOTE 2: Twitter followers: please remember you must also follow Ascending Butterfly using Google friends connect on the upper right hand side of the page for your entries to be processed.

Our September Book Club Title 'America Libre' by Raul Ramos y Sanchez will be launching shortly!

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration and TWO giveaways!


Know Your Spirit - Awaken Your Inner Mixologist

This weekend I had the opportunity to attend a Dewars Discovery Event. While the tasting was a huge component of the event, the history behind the product and the chance for attendees to mix our own Scotch was one of the highlights. At first it reminded me of science class, there were beakers set up on the tables and within each beaker was a 'note' or essence of what you find in the final blend, separated out so we could learn to identify them individually.

And while they may not seem like similar experiences on the outset, the night brought me back to a trip to Mexico where I visited a very small museum. I went through the exhibits at the museum relatively quickly and right before I was ready to leave, the Museum's Docent stopped me and asked me questions I could not answer about the exhibits. Exhibits I had just seen! He led me through again, asking questions about each piece that were not only incisive, but very much reminded me that it's important to be more observant about what I see and experience.

This weekend was more than an opportunity to 'know my spirits' so to speak, it was reminder to observe and savor what life has to offer.

While I do enjoy a fine Scotch particularly in winter, I never really stopped to think about the flavors and notes of it. I never really stopped to truly appreciate it. (Although I will admit I did stop to appreciate it's ability to warm me up when it was freezing outside! LOL)

Today I urge you to savor the beautiful things, the beautiful experiences and the beautiful people that surround you.

Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'Today I observe the nuances, I see the small things and I enjoy the beauty my life has to offer.'

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about amazing, profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here! twitter love: re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field:

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Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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NOTE: Readers have asked us to make entering the contests and giveaways, faster and easier. Your wish is our command! We have moved our 'Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the day, which is where we host our giveaways, to the upper right hand side of the page. It will be located here from now on to make entering the giveaways faster and easier. Please let us know what you think!

Our September Book Club Title 'America Libre' by Raul Ramos y Sanchez will be launching shortly!
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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009 - This Week's 'Moment of Gratitude' and TWO giveaways!




Living in Gratitude


On Sunday's, 'Today's Moment of Inspiration' becomes the weekly 'Moment of Gratitude'. While I do still live in Gratitude each and everyday, I decided to change this feature to a weekly to allow a full week of Inspirational messages and breathing meditations.

This week, I am grateful for:


1) Ascending Butterfly has been nominated for the Divine Caroline's Love! This Site Awards '09 For the 'Body and Soul' category! I am absolutely floored. I have been a long time reader of The Divine Caroline Website and consider them one of my daily sources of inspiration. My heart was certainly filled with gratitude to find out we were nominated. And more meaningful still, to find out it was an Ascending Butterfly reader who nominated us! Thank You! If you would like to vote for us, please click HERE!

2) I am grateful for Ascending Butterfly sponsors who have this made this whole summer special, and there is certainly more great stuff to come! We moved the 'Today's Butterfly' feature to the very upper right hand side of the page, making it easier and faster to enter our giveaways. And bringing our great and generous sponsors to the spotlight!

3) I'm also grateful for Ascending Butterfly's wonderful readers. This week many of you shared your gratitude list and it was wonderful to have the opportunity to peek into everyone's world. Many readers missed the gratitude last week, and we are happy to say it's back! :-)

What are you grateful for today? I'd love for you to write in and share what you are grateful for this week. The more you say it, the more you speak it, and the more you live in gratitude, the more you will find reasons to be grateful for. So join me on this journey of gratitude and inspiration. And you can post here daily (even though my list will be posted weekly).

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

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Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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Readers have asked us to make entering the contests and giveaways, faster and easier. Your wish is our command! We have moved our 'Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the day feature, which is where we host our giveaways, to the upper right hand side of the page. It will be located here from now on to make entering the giveaways faster and easier.

NOTE: To our Twitter Followers, you must join Ascending Butterfly via Google Friends connect and then follow the contest instructions regarding your entry comment to be entered. You are NOT automatically entered into the giveaways solely by following on twitter. Please follow ALL contest/giveaway instructions CAREFULLY.
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Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration and TWO giveaways!



Happy New Year!

This weekend is Rosh Hashanah and I just wanted to wish our readers who will be observing this religious holiday, a new year filled with prosperity, health, happiness and abundance!

The website, chabad.org has a wonderful very easy to follow 2009 Rosh Hashanah Calendar, the direct link can be found by pressing HERE.

While it may not be the New Year for those of us not observing, every day can be a day of inner renewal. By being more conscious of your inner dialogue and the way it does you harm. Do you find yourself reacting negatively to deadlines and stress? Do you put yourself down in your mind instead of using inner dialogue that can boost your self-esteem instead?

Make today the begining of your 'Inner New Year' by changing your inner dialogue. Just like you are quick to praise friends, family members and even co-workers for a job well done, do the same for yourself. Start as soon as you wake up each morning. Instead of focusing on the things that bother you, focus on one thing each day that you love about yourself. When a negative thought is threatening to creep in, don't claim it, get rid of it by using the focused breathing techniques and affirmations you learn here. Change your thoughts, Change Your Life. Yes it really can be that simple. If you choose to let it.

Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'Today is the first day of my inner New Year.'

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about amazing, profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here! twitter love: re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field:

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Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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NOTE: Readers have asked us to make entering the contests and giveaways, faster and easier. Your wish is our command! We have moved our 'Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the day, which is where we host our giveaways, to the upper right hand side of the page. It will be located here from now on to make entering the giveaways faster and easier. Please let us know what you think!

Our September Book Club Title 'America Libre' by Raul Ramos y Sanchez will be launching shortly!
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration and TWO giveaways!


CH CH CHANGES

We interrupt your regularly scheduled words of inspiration to inform you of a feature 'move'. Readers have asked us to make entering the contests and giveaways, faster and easier. Your wish is our command! We have moved our 'Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the day feature, which is where we host our giveaways, to the upper right hand side of the page. It will be located here from now on to make entering the giveaways faster and easier. Please let us know what you think!

Many people are currently discussing the Mercury Retrograde (which is in effect until the 29th of this month)and blaming it on the problems they are currently experiencing in their communications both on and offline. While it very well may be playing a major part, it is our reactions to change both internal and external that make these communication 'snafus' worse. How well do you embrace change? Do you welcome it? Do you go with the flow? Does 'change' bring you anxeity and frustration? Do you fear it?

I will tell you, sometimes the boat really does need to be rocked for good things to happen. Change allows us to experience something new, and that in turn allows us to grow.

Don't let the mercury retrograde trick you into thinking that flying off the handle when someone cuts you off in traffic is OK because the planets are out of whack. Change is in the air. That change is only as good as you MAKE it. Remember most people fear change, and their negative reactions or in some cases over-reactions, should only set you back temporarily.

Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I embrace change.'

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about amazing, profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here! twitter love: re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field:

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Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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NOTE: Today's Butterfly has MOVED! Look on the upper right hand side of the page to enter all current giveaways!

Our September Book Club Title 'America Libre' by Raul Ramos y Sanchez will be launching shortly!

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration and TWO giveaways!



Rest In Peace

Ascending Butterfly just wanted to take a moment to send our Deepest and Heartfelt Condolesences to the family (including his beautiful wife of 34 years, Lisa Niemi), friends and fans of actor Patrick Swayze who lost his very valiant battle with Pancreatic Cancer yesterday.

I have lost family also to Cancer and know first hand that is not an easy fight. So our 'Today's Words of Inspiration' will become an open forum for those who want to send Condolesences to the family or for those who just wish to share their favorite Patrick Swayze memory or their favorite role he portrayed. I definitely enjoyed 'Dirty Dancing' and 'Ghost' and thought he was awesome in 'To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar.' as well.

I also take loss as an opportunity to reach out to friends and family and tell them just how much they mean to me. Do it, before it's too late. Today I urge you to hug someone you love. Tell them how much they mean to you. Because yesterday's affirmation rings true today, I will ask you to repeat it again.

Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I will remind those that I love just how much they are worth to me.'

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about amazing, profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here! twitter love: re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field:

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Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the Day - And TWO Giveaways!

1. Enter to win an Activeion Pro HERE (a $299 Retail Value!) This giveaway ends on September 25th, so get your entries in TODAY, and don't forget you MUST be a follower of Ascending Butterfly to enter this and ALL giveaways!

2. Enter to win the SodaStream USA Penguin Starter Kit - Your very own Soda Maker! Enter HERE (a $199 retail value!) This giveaway ends on October 12th, so get your entries in TODAY, and don't forget you MUST be a follower of Ascending Butterfly to enter this and ALL giveaways!


Our September Book Club Title 'America Libre' by Raul Ramos y Sanchez will be launching shortly!

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration and TWO giveaways!


Don't let your possessions possess you

How do you measure worth? How much do you tie in what and how much you own, to how much you are worth? It's a tendency many people fall victim to. Your value is not in what you own, or how much of it you have. Your value is in what you give, what you share, the talents you possess that no one else does. The friendships you cultivate. The family who love you. The pets who wait eagerly by the window until you come home.

Do something today that reminds you just how much you are worth. Do something today to remind those who mean the most to you, just how much they are worth!

Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I will remind those that I love just how much they are worth to me.'

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about amazing, profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here! twitter love: re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field:

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Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the Day - And TWO Giveaways!


1. Enter to win an Activeion Pro HERE (a $299 Retail Value!) This giveaway ends on September 25th, so get your entries in TODAY, and don't forget you MUST be a follower of Ascending Butterfly to enter this and ALL giveaways!

2. Enter to win the SodaStream USA Penguin Starter Kit - Your very own Soda Maker! Enter HERE (a $199 retail value!) This giveaway ends on October 12th, so get your entries in TODAY, and don't forget you MUST be a follower of Ascending Butterfly to enter this and ALL giveaways!


Our September Book Club Title 'America Libre' by Raul Ramos y Sanchez will be launching shortly!

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration and TWO giveaways!


14th Annual Fordham Rennaissance Festival

Many Ascending Butterfly readers wondered why there was no moment of gratitude yesterday, and it was because I was out following my own advice about spending more time outdoors. I attended a local 'renaissance' festival, it wasn't exactly like the 'period' type one you see advertised sometimes on TV. This is more of a renaissance and transition of a neighborhood. Our local business district turned into a very large street fair that offered live concerts, food, vendors, face painting, rides and more. I have been enjoying attending this event annually. The highlight was 'jewelry hopping' and I had the chance to meet many jewelers. There is something wonderful about hand crafted jewelry and meeting the artists behind the work that is always such a treat for me. Such creative people, with wonderful vision and truly inspiring pieces!

Meeting such wonderful, creative, and talented people, most certainly left me inspired again. (which was great because I recently had the displeasure of encountering a jewelry designer so disgusting of spirit that it truly soured me completely on the process!) I am an aspiring jewelery designer myself, so the afternoon was spent doing research, disguised as shopping! :-)

Soon the leaves will turn, the air will become crisper and days that can be spent outdoors will soon become a distant memory until spring. I'm glad I spent some time outdoors soaking up one of the last few all sunny days. Make it a point to get outdoors these next few weeks during your lunch hour and squeeze every last drop out of mother nature before it gets to rainy, cold or 'snowy' to do so.

Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I will enjoy and make the most of the fall season.'

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about amazing, profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

It is OK to *Re-Tweet* the link to this post and You can find me (@Tracy_Iglesias) on Twitter here! twitter love: re*tweet by copying and pasting the following into your update field:

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Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the Day - And TWO Giveaways!

1. Enter to win an Activeion Pro HERE (a $299 Retail Value!) This giveaway ends on September 25th, so get your entries in TODAY, and don't forget you MUST be a follower of Ascending Butterfly to enter this and ALL giveaways!

2. Enter to win the SodaStream USA Penguin Starter Kit - Your very own Soda Maker! Enter HERE (a $199 retail value!)  This giveaway ends on October 12th, so get your entries in TODAY, and don't forget you MUST be a follower of Ascending Butterfly to enter this and ALL giveaways!





Our September Book Club Title 'America Libre' by Raul Ramos y Sanchez will be launching shortly!

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration and TWO giveaways!


Remember The Fallen

Where were you on 9/11? I was working in a Hospital in New York City. A Hospital that received casualties. I lost friends at The World Trade Center. I had received a job offer from a firm located in The World Trade Center years before that day, an offer that I had turned down. Had I not turned that offer down, there may not have been an Ascending Butterfly. This is a very somber day for me and for the nation.

This is probably the latest an inspiration has ever gone up, but somehow, the girl who makes a living with words, just didn't know where to begin. Didn't know what to say.

Loss is never easy to bear. But there is one thing of beauty to be remembered . . . The way the nation pulled together. People rallied around one another in a very strong way that day. New York City has always received a very bad rap about not being a friendly city, and many tourists who were visiting here that day had to dispel those rumors, this city showed it's heart that day.

I want to use Today's Words of Inspiration as not only a source of healing, but as a sounding board. Anyone who wants to share their memories of that day can feel free to do so. For those who lost friends or family, my heart is truly with you today!

Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I give and receive healing energy today.'

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about amazing, profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

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Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

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Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the Day - And TWO Giveaways!

1. Enter to win an Activeion Pro HERE (a $299 Retail Value!)


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Our September Book Club Title 'America Libre' by Raul Ramos y Sanchez will be launching shortly!

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