Showing posts with label March. Show all posts
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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Pattys Day Butterflies!

I have a 'real' post coming soon, just a quick note to let you know that I am NOT on vacation (far from it) and I'm doing OK! I hope you  are having a very lucky day!

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Happy St. Patty's Day Butterflies!

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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.


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:

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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