I started cooking and baking for our family of seven when I was 8 years old and I loved to bake. My brothers loved that I loved to bake and when the holidays came around, I would bake all the traditional Christmas cookies and our Italian favorites that were handed down from our grandmother!
When I got married and moved into my own home, my cookie baking continued and because my brothers would eat them as fast as I made them, I would make dozens and dozens of cookies!
I shared them with friends, family, neighbors and took them to holiday gatherings.
One year a neighbor woman asked me a question that threw me out of my holiday orbit, she said, "Your cookies are really good, better than any cookies you can buy in a store. If you will consider baking extra cookies this year, I promise you that however many you make, I will sell them for you."
The reason her question threw me out of my orbit was because I had never considered my love for baking cookies as a marketable skill that I could make money doing. I liked the idea of having a reason to bake MORE cookies so before Thanksgiving, I bought an upright freezer to keep in the garage and I baked and froze the cookies until she was ready to start selling theme the cookies until she was ready to start selling them.
After the cost of my ingredients and my upright freezer, I was amazed to see that I had made a profit. I have so many milestones in my life but I love sharing this one because it really opened my mind to the the power of going beyond my story that I was just a wife/mother/sister who baked cookies!
I still love to bake but I only bake for myself and my guests. Even though I didn't open Nancy's Cookie Shoppe, it did create an expansion for my entrepreneurial journey.
When I learned to Go Beyond My Story of what I was capable of, it opened a door to how much more I am capable of and that's when people and opportunities started showing up in my life.
Gift yourself with the knowledge of How To Go Beyond Your Story and who knows what kind of an expansion it will create in your life!
You are always more than you think you are and you deserve to keep finding ways to prove it to yourself!
Life Sensei at MasteringYourBeliefs.com
Thought From Sensei Nancy: No woman can fail if another woman sees her success! When you're too close to the situation, it's easy to become doubtful or fearful but others can clearly see your success because they are not close to the situation. You're never alone as long as you have someone to reach out to!
Why do we struggle? What causes us to have a lack of faith in who we are, what we're capable of and why we're so successful?
Here is a list of 10 Effects That Can Be The Source Of Struggle (in no particular order)
Effects manifest from the cause and the cause manifests from what you're thinking and what you're feeling about what you're thinking.
Consider the following:
You hold all the power, believe this and your experiences of Cause and Effect will manifest differently!
Nancy Mueller ~ Life Sensei at Mastering Your Beliefs
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The holidays can be a time of obligation but wouldn't you rather use this time to do more of what makes you happy instead of just going through the motions to make others happy.
Obligation comes in many forms so it can be difficult to recognize. Obligation can be described as family traditions, gift giving, over eating, shopping, spending time with undesirable family members, office parties, decorating, cooking, baking, tree trimming, last minute shopping, finding the perfect gift and more.
Obligations are so hidden in the quest to have the perfect holiday or a Norman Rockwell experience that we don't recognize them for what they are and we ignore how they make us feel. If you'd like to eliminate your holiday stress, when you're feeling stressed, ask yourself:
Once you give yourself permission to understand the basis of your obligation beliefs you also shift your perspective and open yourself up to alternate solutions.
What self-satisfaction do you get from saying, "yes" to holiday obligations? When you can honestly answer this question, (honestly means you can answer it based on what it's doing for you, not what it's doing for someone else or expected of you).
Do you need to feel needed, to have the recognition, are you trying to relive a special childhood memory? What fear comes up for you if you were to say, "NO"?
You are the only one who can make your holidays joyful because joy, love, happiness, excitement, satisfaction and peace is an internal gift you can only give to yourself.
If you're reading this message and thinking, "can I really do all this to eliminate my holiday stress" then I invite you to ask yourself if you believe it's possible! Because whether you believe this message is true or or whether you believe this message is false, you're absolutely right and your holiday experience will be a result of what you believe to be true for you!
Sensei Nancy Mueller
Mastering Your Beliefs
Recognizing your life's path can help you eliminate most of the struggles you may be experiencing.
Life struggles often feel like you're swimming upstream because the physical work you're doing is exhausting, stressful and you often feel motivated by obligation instead of desire.
Swimming upstream is tiring, flowing downstream is relaxing! Any negative thought, feeling, emotion or choice is YOU, moving out of alignment with your true self. When you're out of alignment, you don't "FEEL" good.
Alignment with your "True Self" is the vibration you feel from excitement (AKA your "Happy Place"), it's that physical sensation you feel in your body, it's your body's translation of the vibratory energy you feel when you're in alignment with your Inner Being, Source, the Creator, God, The Universe! Any time something in your life contains a high degree of excitement, it's an indication that you should act on what you're feeling because this is your life's path inviting you to more of yourself and who you are! That's why certain experiences contain the vibration (feeling) of happiness and excitement and how you know that acting on your joy, will support you!
True abundance is having the ability to do what you need to do when you need to do it; you are always supported by the Universe at all times, if you weren't you would not exist!
Keep in mind how unconditionally supported you are by reminding yourself that you are so unconditionally supported by Creation that you are even allowed to believe you are not unconditionally supported.
You are so unconditionally supported by your Inner Being, Source, the Creator, God, The Universe that you have actually been given the ability to believe that you are not supported.
You can believe that you are worthless, that you are unsupported, that you are nothing and yet you still exist. This is a true demonstration that your Inner Being, Source, the Creator, God, The Universe is absolutely willing to unconditionally support anything you believe to be true about yourself. So when you believe you are hated, you are a bad person, you are worthless, you've made too many mistakes or that you are lacking in anything you want, if the Universe is willing to support you with those beliefs, it is also willing to support you when you believe you are loving and you deserve to have everything you desire!
You were born with free will; there is absolutely no difference in the eyes of creation, no contradiction whatsoever with what you choose to believe. When you decide what is true for you, there is nothing in existence that can or will contradict you. The Universe will simply reflect whatever you believe is true about you at any given moment because that's what it means to be made in the image of creation. You get to decide to use your free will to choose who and what you are but your life's path will always call to you from your passion which was given to you through your love, joy, happiness and excitement!
Life Is All About Choices! What you believe to be true will determine your life's path; you can either flow downstream or struggle to swim upstream.
Use your feelings as your internal GPS to guide you on your life's path and you will experience happiness, joy, love, abundance, prosperity and peace of mind!
Life Sensei at MasteringYourBeliefs.com
Nancy Mueller ~ Life Sensei