Archive | December 2013

Is it Time Now for YOU?

“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want. Don’t go back to sleep.”
—  Rumi  (Persian poet)
As I lay in bed this morning….  listening to the sound of the waves…. 
a strong breeze came through my window from the ocean…
I thought of this poem by Rumi and then of all you incredible women…
“You’ve been walking in circles, searching.
Don’t drink by the water’s edge.
Throw yourself in.
Become the water.
Only then will your thirst end.”
—  Jeanette Berson
Because…. yes…  I’ve noted your thirst….
I’ve heard your longing….
I’ve read your words….
… telling me about your search for deeper meaning….
for more sense of direction….
to know which path is the right one for you….
You’ve shared with me your fear of failure…  and of going out on a limb..
I’ve also heard your voice of passion and excitement!
So let met ask you 2 questions:
No. 1. What do you need to do first about your OWN thirst….
No. 2.  How might you serve these other women (and men) on the planet…
      …. who need your wisdom…. your life experience….  and your unique talents.
The order of things, from my experience, is this:
To fill your OWN cup…. first… as a starting point….   
Because if you are still parched yourself, the giving tends to be false … or forced….
To get really clear about your road ahead
From the place of your FULL cup…. start bringing forth your beautiful gifts.
SO:   are you ready to get started?
Are you determined to “Feel the fear and do it anyway”?
To want what you truly want?    And to not go back to sleep?
Only you can know if your “Divine Discontent” has reached its use-by date….
Only you can tell if the time for new inspiration has really arrived…..
Could it now be YOUR turn?
OK.  Then let’s go!  
Let’s plunge into the waters of your true calling, together.
Prepare to be exhilarated from the swim!
Get ready to feast on your own life….
and to love again the stranger who was yourself….
“When you know that you are eternal
you can play your true role in time.
When you know you are divine,
you can become completely human.
When you know you are one with God,
you are free to become absolutely yourself!”
—  Mother Meera
My next mentoring program “LIVE Your True Calling” starts next week….
In this 5-Week Live Training, we will delve deeply into:
  • Your VISION for your own life
  • Creating a Goal Book to mirror that Vision
  • Your relationship with Money
  • Health and Lifestyle
  • Leisure and Relationships
  • Your Life Purpose & Passions
  • How your challenges become your Gifts
  • Getting Clear about YOUR unique Pathway
  • Identifying the steps to get yourself on-track
  • The BIG Picture of it all
  • Why it is your duty to shine your light !
The program includes numerous Resources & Bonuses….  including
—  A 45-minute True Calling Consultation, 1-on-1, to really help set your direction!
I’ve walked this path myself…  from frustration to freedom….
So I look forward to sharing with you, as you Discover…. Uncover….  Unfold….
and start to Live….  your very own True Calling.
Meanwhile, I hope the final days of 2013 are treating you well.

Analogy of the Bridge

I have been amazing since working with you.
From the very next day
I noticed a lightness of being
and a sense of excitement & joy
and possibilities for the future”
 (R.K. – Chiropractor)
Analogy of the Bridge
A bridge is such a rich metaphor….
My question to you is this:   where are you standing right now?
On “this” side….  about to walk forward…  wondering what you will discover as you take each new step?
Are you already on the “other side”?   Having completed one chapter, and starting out in new terrain?
Or are you somehow stuck in the middle of the bridge….  frozen to the spot…. 
Not moving forward…  but can’t go “back”….
Sometimes it can seem like there is a Grand Canyon… a massive gulf between where we stand…
…. and our “dream” on the other side.
But imagine for a moment, that you suddenly spy… a few paces on… 
a suspension bridge to close the gap….
To take you across that great divide to where you truly long to be.
Even if it’s a wobbly crossing….
I remember that movie with Meryl Street and Clint Eastwood,
“The Bridges of Madison County”….
All about “choices” and being torn between two options.
Maybe you resonate with this kind of dilemma…
So, again, where are you right now…
Hopefully, finding your way to where your soul is calling you to go….
Such a powerful journey…  and not always a walk in the park….
Also not an overnight trip, by any means….
More, a way of being…..  self-love in action….
Which leads to sharing that love with others…. perhaps even the world.
Food for thought.
Warm wishes,
Miriam Schafer
Global Mentor
Women with a Calling
Noosa Heads  QLD

Your Flaws are what make you Perfect

Peacock feathers
“Like a peacock,
your beauty is multiplied
when you spread your wings
and show the world your stuff!
Don’t be afraid to be who you are –
each peacock feather is flawed and imperfect,
but collectively they create something of great beauty.
Your flaws are what make you perfect!”
—  (Unknown author)
In case you missed this newsletter previously, I wanted to share these inspirational quotes with you….  There is such wisdom in the words from these people who have become household names.
Steve Jobs “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
– Steve Jobs
Oprah Winfrey “What I know is, if you do work that you love, and work that fulfils you, the rest will come. I truly believe the reason I’ve been so financially successful is because my focus has never been on the money.”
Oprah Winfrey
Donald Trump “You have to love what you do. Without passion, great success is hard to come by. An entrepreneur will have tough times if he or she isn’t passionate about what they’re doing. People who love what they’re doing don’t give up. It’s never even a consideration. It’s a pretty simple formula.”
Donald Trump
Wayne Dyer “When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focussed on giving of myself and everything that arrived in my life, then I was prosperous.”
Wayne Dyer
As you will see, these successful people seem to have a few things in common….
Passion….  a sense of purpose….  doing what they love…..  following their own inner voice….
And, taking on board the peacock quote above, each of them has chosen to express who they are in the world…. 
They’ve had the courage to strut their stuff…  despite their flaws….
So what does your inner voice call you to do….  as an authentic expression of yourself… and your own talents…    
Do you feel “flawed” in some way, and hold back from dancing to the beat of your own drum?
Could there possibly be amazing gifts and beauty within your own flaws?
This is actually a theme of my work… i.e. to join the dots between the area of your vulnerability and how to find the power within that, as part of your service to humanity.
If this is a topic you’d like to explore further, in either a one-to-one “Ignite Your Passion” Consultation, or via my “Life Your True Calling” Program, then I invite you to follow the links to my services on this website.   There is also a Home-Study option.
And if you’d like to discuss any of the above with me personally, please feel free to call me on (61-7) 5455 4550 or email
“People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock,
and he himself is blushing at the sight of his ugly feet”
(Unknown author)
Love and good wishes
Miriam Schafer
Career & Lifestyle Consultant
Women with a Calling
Noosa Heads  QLD