“Start Where You Are” Clean Sweep: 5 Day Challenge Contest Details

What are you tolerating in your home that’s either driving you nuts or slowly draining your energy?  Thomas Leonard, the father of coaching, believed that the piles of clutter and lack of organization may be affecting you more than you realize.

Every little thing in your life matters.  And when you add up a bunch of little things that are not quite right, they weigh you down and keep you stuck just like an anchor does for a boat.

With just a small investment in time and awareness to notice and clean up what you are tolerating, you will experience an immediate boost in your energy and results. When you pull the anchor up out of the water, the boat can go a LOT faster.

~Thomas Leonard

In just a month or two in the northern hemisphere, spring will arrive.  Spring is a time of new beginnings.  But you won’t be able to completely harness the fresh newness of spring if your home is weighed down with items you neither use nor love, or if your home isn’t organized in a way that works for you.

SO, I created A Clean Sweep training (next Sunday at 8pm Eastern—and it’s FREE) to make your de-cluttering and organizing as EASY as possible!   To register click the image below or visit our home page at http://transformingspace.com for more details.

A Clean Sweep

And to jump start your own clean sweep, and to make the process as FUN as possible, I’ve created a “Start Where You Are” Clean Sweep 5-Day Challenge on our Transforming Space Transforming Self Facebook Page.

5 Day Facebook Contest Details

Each day you will have the opportunity to “Start Where You Are” and release ONE thing you no longer need.  And, yes, I’m going to share in the joy (and challenges) that releasing can bring, so I’ll be participating too.  Each day this week I will be posting a picture of one thing I am releasing, and why I’ve decided to let it go, and what releasing that item is creating space for in my life.

To CELEBRATE all of you who enter the contest, I will be giving away  a one hour Professional Organizing or Feng Shui session, to help you turn your home or workspace into a goal-oriented streamlined, serene sanctuary.  The winner will also receive a combo pack of my two favorite essential oil blends for clients who are organizing:

  • Oola Grow (which increases focus in ways that help you reach your mental, emotional and spiritual potential)
  • Valor (which enhances balance, courage, strength, and self mastery)

So if it is time for you to release the “old” and Clean Sweep your life, then please join the FUN on the Transforming Space Transforming Self Facebook Page for our 5-Day challenge.

And be sure to join us for the FREE Clean Sweep Training on Sunday March 9th when we will be announcing the winner.

Enter the contest at: https://www.facebook.com/TransformingSpaceTransformingSelf/app_451684954848385

OR, just register for the Clean Sweep Training by clicking the link below or visiting our home page at http://transformingspace.com.

 A Clean Sweep

*NOTE: your presence on the call is not required to win the prize.  The winner will be notified if present on the call or via email afterwards.  If you cannot attend the call, you will receive the replay.

Announcement: The Start Where You Are “Clean Sweep” 5 Day Challenge Starts on Monday 3/3

The Start Where You Are "Clean Sweep" 5 Day ChallengeIt’s time to Clean Sweep our homes and our hearts! To celebrate our upcoming FREE Clean Sweep tele-course on 3/9/14 we will be celebrating with a Start Where Your Are 5 Day “Clean Sweep” Challenge contest on Facebook.  The winner will receive a one hour professional organizing or Feng Shui session with holistic organizer Melody LeBaron, to help you turn your home or workspace into a goal-oriented streamlined, serene sanctuary.  The winner will also receive a gift bag that includes two of Melody’s favorite essential oil blends: Oola Grow (which increases focus in ways that help you reach your mental, emotional and spiritual potential) and Valor (which enhances balance, courage, strength, and self mastery). It all begins on 3/3/14 and together we’ll Start Where You Are.

Sacred Invitation for You

A current of joy and excitement is running through me as I compose this Sacred Invitation to you.

Are you still longing to make this the year you get your home, workspace and life back on-track?  If your answer is YES, then I would LOVE to support you in making that happen!

If you are like many of my clients, the “public” areas of your home may be lovely, but how about the “private” areas? How do you feel and function in:

  • your home office?
  • your closet?
  • your bathroom?
  • your bedroom?

Are they clear and uncluttered, organized so that you can access what you need, when you need it?

Are there any rooms of your home you feel less-than-wonderful in? If yes, how long have you lived feeling and functioning less than your best? Are you ready and willing for that to change?

I imagine that you already know that the way your home and workspace functions and feels affects the way YOU function and feel.

YES—your environment will either allow you to flourish or cause you to flounder.

If you have been floundering for awhile, or you are floundering now, please ask yourself:

  1. What would I be able to DO if my environment truly supported me?
  2. What would I FEEL like if my home and workspace functioned optimally?
  3. What would I have the energy for, that I don’t have now?
  4. Who would I invite over if I was proud of my lovely home?
  5. How would enjoying a beautiful home change who I am being in the world?
  6. WHEN would I like to have my home de-cluttered, organized and beautified?

If you answered NOW to question 6, how would you like to have the skillful, loving strength and guidance of an expert, guiding you through the process of Re-Organizing YOUR home and workspace?

I want to be your Guide through the transformational process of re-claiming your home, re-organizing your rooms, re-orienting your life. Why do I enjoy this work so much?  Because I know what a powerfully courageous Act of Creation it will be.  And I know, from my own experience, where the pitfalls of discouragement and the cliffs of despair are hiding—and how to avoid them.

I know how big your obstacles can seem—right before they become the fuel for your journey.  It was 34 years ago now, but I can remember it like yesterday: my home and life were a mess. Clutter filled every room (except our dusty un-lived-in formal living and dining rooms).  I started—and ended—each day overwhelmed and discouraged.

And then, a brochure on organizing inspired me to believe that it really was possible for me to create order in my home.  Using principles on how to create systems, I devoted the 45 minutes a day that all the children were napping to the act of de-cluttering and organizing.

Within six months, I had restored order to my home. (Note: If you don’t have 4 small children, your process can go A LOT FASTER than mine, especially with the right help!)

In the decades since, I’ve received training in Professional Organizing, Space and Personal Clearing, Feng Shui, NeuroLinguistic Programming, Yoga, Reiki, Brain Gym, Successions Facilitation. I’ve also studied how our experience of “home” has evolved over time, from indigenous cultures through the history of western civilization.

My life’s passion and purpose is to help women like you transform their lives by transforming their environments.  I can help you transform your home and workspace so that it:

  • Feels fresh and lovely
  • Is organized in the just-right way for you
  • Sets up each room (including your office!) to optimally support the work you’ll be doing in it
  • Puts you in the “easy lane” to achieving your goals and dreams (did you know it is possible for your home to be your Success Partner in this way?)
  • Creates an environment is so spacious and attractive that it joyfully directs your attention to creating the success you desire

This is a client’s home office, before and after:

If you are ready for this kind of transformation, I have a gift for you: a 45 minute Transformation Session & Interview.  During your 45 minute Transformation Session & Interview, we will determine if we are a good fit to work together.

During our session, I will help you see and feel that success is possible, and give you a practical path to get there as quickly as possible.

If you would like to apply for this Transformation Session & Interview, please don’t wait. Email me now, at melody@transformingspace.com, with your answers to the following questions.

  1. What are your most important life goals for 2014?
  2. Describe any areas of your home and/or work space that are draining and difficult for you. On a scale of 1—10, how do these rooms feel to you?
  3. What would you PREFER your home and/or workspace to function and feel like?
  4. What are your 3 biggest challenges to getting and keeping your home and/or workspace organized?
  5. What is the #1 obstacle that has kept you from overcoming these challenges?
  6. On a scale of 1—10, how important is it to you to get your space de-cluttered, organized, and fully supporting you?
  7. Are you ready and willing to invest a reasonable about of your time, money, attention and energy to permanently transforming your environment so that it can fully support you going forward?

That's it! Some of my clients report that just answering these questions produces breakthroughs and unprecedented clarity.

You'd be surprised how much faster and easier it is to get your de-cluttering and re-organizing DONE with someone in your corner guiding you, someone who deeply listens and undestands you AND knows the best tools to get fantastic results.

Let's transform your home together, so you can a powerful 2014 and meet your goals!

Let's make it happen!

P.S. Please apply for this Transformation Session.

A private client I worked with in 2013 told me last week, with tears in her eyes, “Melody the work we did last year has changed my life. I am grateful every day to be THIS version of ME, and be living in THIS organized, beautiful home!”

Another private client once thought that her dire situation could never change. She had no energy or money and felt depleted in every way. Within hours of our first session, the Personal Clearing, her energy returned. In the first month after the Space Clearing, over $7K of unexpected income came into their household, some of it from monetizing the clutter!

And, that's the way it works … transforming your home will do more than make you feel better mentally, emotionally and physically; it will up-level ALL aspects of your life!

If you’re feeling a yes, hit reply and answer the questions.

Let’s find a way for you to transform your environment and achieve all you know is possible!

With love flowing from my heart and home to yours,

Melody

Do you want to Activate your 2014 Intentions?

Most of us take some time in January to make New Year’s Resolutions. Today’s article is about how to power up your resolutions by turning them into intentions, and how to activate your 2014 intentions.

START WITH A YEAR-END REVIEW
After the holidays, when our house quiets down, my husband and I review the intentions we set a year ago, for the year that’s ending. We celebrate our wins and learn from our misses.

When you review your 2013 resolutions, notice what was easy to accomplish, note what was harder and what didn’t happen. See if your priorities shifted as the year went along. What were your biggest obstacles? Where did you derive your biggest support?

NEXT, SET YOUR INTENTIONS FOR 2014

We imagine, or “feel into” what we want to create, in our careers, our finances, our health, our relationship with each other and our relationships with our siblings, children, friends, and spiritual community. And then we write an intention for each staging area of our life.

HOW IS AN INTENTION DIFFERENT FROM A GOAL OR RESOLUTION?

An intention is a bit different than a goal or a resolution.

  • A goal is the purpose toward which your effort is directed, like “I’m going to lose 10 pounds.”
  • A resolution is a firm decree or formal statement, like “I’m going to be a size 8 by spring.”
  • An intention feels more all-encompassing, specific, and powerful than a resolution. An intention is focused on the benefit, to you, in present time, of the specific life-style changes you choose. “In 2014, I enjoy eating well and playing lots of tennis because I love being healthy and strong” is an intention.
    I think of an intention as a goal or resolution with forward momentum. Intentions move our attention toward the benefit of what we prefer to create, allowing us to create what we prefer with more ease and grace!HOW DO I TURN A GOAL OR RESOLUTION INTO AN INTENTION?
    If you usually set New Year’s Goals or Resolutions, you can empower them by turning them into Intentions. To do that, ask yourself the following questions for each resolution:

    • What are the specific life-style changes I need to make to achieve my goal?
    • What will I enjoy having, doing, or being when I’ve achieved that goal?
    • How can I phrase that benefit in present time, so instead of creating the feeling of wanting or desiring the benefit, I’m creating the feeling of enjoyment NOW, during the process?

    This allows us to access the satisfaction of the benefit we are working toward as we are moving toward it, not just after we’ve achieved the final result.

    HOW DO I POWER-UP MY INTENTIONS?
    Here are the levels of power we can give our Intentions:

    1. Pondering/Imagining: When we know that something in our life needs to change, it can help to start in the imaginal realm, and allow ourselves to envision what change might look like. This is the first level of power, and if our intentions exist only in this realm, they will quickly fade away.
    2. Thinking/Determining: Once we know the specific change we need to make, we can power up our intention with our will and determination. This next level of power involves creating a clear mental image and a body sense of what it is you want to create, and holding that image as possible for you. (NOTE: Don’t fall into the trap of believing that your determination alone will be all the power you need. Remember to allow all the support you will need to flow to you, and to appreciate that support!)
    3. Speaking/Sharing: Speaking your intentions out loud empowers them and you! Formulating our goals into words gives them creational power. Naming what we want to create graduates your intention out of the mental domain and is the first ACTION step to creating it. Share your intentions only with those you trust to support those intentions. Mastermind partners (2-5 colleagues who meet weekly by phone to share their own intentions and support their partners’ intentions) report greater success than if they’d just spoken their intentions out loud to themselves.
    4. Writing/Accountability: Put your intentions in writing and you add even more creational power to them. This is why accountability journals are effective. Accountability partners write and share their weekly or monthly intentions with their partner; they hold each other accountable for progress. When we know we will be accountable to a coach or colleague/s, we work harder to achieve our intentions.
    5. Setting Your Intentions/Releasing Attachment to Outcome: I have a specific ritual that I use when I set my yearly or monthly intentions. Part of that ritual includes a process that allows me to release any attachment I have to specific outcomes or deadlines, so that I’m creating from the realm the yogis call “Neutral Mind” rather than “Positive Mind” (trying to make something happen) or “Negative Mind” (resisting something I don’t want). When we live in Neutral Mind, it’s SO much easier to create what we prefer!! See my gift below if you’d like to try this out.
    6. Activating Your Intentions: Our intentions are like seeds, which must be nurtured in order to grow. We nurture intentions with our attention. Which is why creating Feng Shui Altars is the BEST way to activate your Intentions. An altar is anything that alters your mood or energy level; an altar directs your attention to something that uplifts you. Creating a Feng Shui Altar is like opening a portal, or access point, to the Divine. Your Feng Shui Altar, as it holds and embodies your intention and calls down the powers of heaven, is a way to direct your daily attention to what you are choosing to create!

    See Melody Recommends section below for my Feng Shui gift for you!

     


    Here’s a Gift that will help you acheive
    your New Year’s Intentions

    Most of us make New Year’s Resolutions. But by the end of February, for many of us, those resolutions have faded from our attention… until we make the same ones next year. And when we find ourselves year after year, not doing what we set out to do, we erode our own self-confidence and trust.

    Our intentions are like seeds, which must be nurtured in order to grow. So I’ve created a FREE Guide for you in which I share the Feng Shui secrets to activating your intentions.

    In this 16 page guide you’ll receive:

    • my easy How To Set Up Your Abundance Altar Guide, so it will be easier to manifest your intentions
    • my Neutral Mind Ritual that will allow you to set a powerful intention, while releasing attachment to outcome
    • my Monthly New Moon Ritual, that will help you keep moving toward your intentions and track your progress, as you go through the year


    Click the link below to receive my free guide.

    AND, when you opt-in to receive your free Activate Your 2014 Intentions With Feng Shui Guide, you’ll receive an invitation from me to a 2-Part Playshop I’m facilitating online on January 26 and February 2, that will help you Feng Shui your entire home!

    This Feng Shui Your Home for Success in 2014 2-Part Playshop is open to all of you who would like my expert guidance to set up and activate your Abundance Altar AND the other 8 Feng Shui Altars in your home.

    During this 2-part online experiential group Playshop, I’ll guide you through the process of creating your intentions, setting up all 9 of your Altars, and activating them with what they each need to be SUCCESSFUL in 2014.

    The Playshop takes place in 2 parts: Sunday, January 26 and Sunday, February 2 (the most powerful day of the year to activate your inentions!) from 6-8pm Eastern, 3-5pm Pacific.

    On Sunday January 26, we’ll prepare our intentions for each staging area of our lives, and learn how to set up our Feng Shui Altars.
    On Sunday February 2, we’ll do a powerful activation that will call down the powers of heaven to energize your intentions!

The investment for a private Feng Shui consultation with me is $597. But the investment for this experiential “Do it With an Expert” 2-Part Playshop is only $47. (And yes, you may forward this to invite your friends!)

Click here to register for

When you register for this Feng Shui Playshop, you’ll receive instructions on how to prepare. (Plan to spend 30 minutes preparing, after you’ve read the Guide above). During the 2 sessions, I’ll have slides to illustrate the principles you will be learning, so you’ll understand how to create, enhance and activate each of your 9 Feng Shui Altars. When all 9 Altars are activated, your home will actually be partnering with you for SUCCESS! (If you aren’t able to make the sessions live, there will be a downloadable replay and a PDF guide).

Feng Shui has made such a huge difference in my life and the lives of my clients, allowing us to create what we prefer with so much more ease and grace. My passion is to help women create homes and workspaces that support and serve them to live their most fulfilling lives!

I look forward to facilitating a deeper partnership with your home in this Feng Shui Your Home for Success in 2014 Playshop, and serving your success and enjoying your company in my online community!

For more information and to register for Feng Shui Your Home for 2014 playshop, click here:

Feng Shui Your Home for 2014

Could Feng Shui Make YOUR Life Easier?

Could Feng Shui Make YOUR Life Easier?

“That’s just weird!” I thought, tossing the magazine aside. It was 1998; I’d just read my first article about Feng Shui.

As a Professional Organizer, I knew the importance of keeping our homes and workspaces uncluttered and organized. But the idea that changing the placement of something in my home would change my life felt… well, unbelievable.

But then I remembered my Dad, a scientist, saying: “If you want to prove something true or false, you have to experiment with it.”

So I experimented with Feng Shui. Skeptically, I made some changes to the “Abundance” area of my home. The next week, I received an unexpected large gift of money – AND was hired to manage a project I’d applied for.

Curious, I made more Feng Shui changes. Months later, I was awarded a full scholarship for my last year of college. That’s when I started studying Feng Shui.

Feng Shui is an ancient technology based on the same Chinese Five Element Theory that Chinese medicine and acupuncture are based on. The health disciplines work to create harmony in the body. The goal of Feng Shui is to create harmony in the home and workspace – and success in life.

In 2000, at a Space Clearing training in California, I met Jean Haner, who’d lived in China for many years. In Jean’s classes, I also learned Chinese Face Reading and the 9 Star Ki (the Feng Shui of the birthdate).

After I began teaching Feng Shui, a woman approached me in the hallway after church. “Are you the Feng Shui Lady?” she asked. When I nodded, she declared: “I’m single — and I don’t want to be!”

In Feng Shui, each area of our home can help us up-level a certain staging area of our lives. I asked about her home’s Relationship area.

“Oh, no! That’s the junk room I never unpacked!” she moaned.
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I asked her some questions, and she quickly made the connection between dating experiences that left her feeling awful with the current condition of her Relationship area. I suggested she organize and beautify that room in ways that anchored her intentions for a supportive relationship.

A few months later, after the Sunday Service, she came running down the hall toward me with a happy, good looking guy in tow. “Melody, I cleared out my Relationship corner and look who I found!”

She came to my Feng Shui classes over the next few years, to learn how to up-level their lives. I’ll never forget her happy glow when she announced their engagement.

One day I returned home to a voice message from a woman who’d been referred to me: “Can you help us? My husband and I both got laid off and we’re living in his parent’s dark garage…”

When we scheduled their session, I asked for their birth dates and prepared a 9 Star Ki Reading for them, which detailed their unique strengths. During our session, I described the value of those strengths to their ideal employers and recommended ways to weave that into their resumes.

candle-flowersWe did a Space Clearing and Feng Shui-ed for career and income. Within weeks, they both had great job offers.

Could Feng Shui help you up-level your life? In the last 13 years, I’ve used Feng Shui with hundreds of clients to manifest love relationships, heal the past, up-level health and wealth, and support happy families. I especially enjoy helping skeptical clients experiment with Feng Shui — and hearing their delighted results.

If you are interested in learning how FUN and EASY it can be to use Feng Shui in your home and workspace, I’ll be teaching a FREE one hour webinar

“Up-Level Your Health, Relationships and Finances—with Feng Shui”

on October 23 during the Rejuvenation Collaboration. (To register, see Melody Recommends section below.) I hope you’ll join us!

Melody Recommends

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On October 23rd at 1pm Eastern, I’ll be presenting a live webinar on “Up-Leveling Your Health, Relationships and Finances—With Feng Shui” to participants of the RejuveNation Collaboration.

The RejuveNation Collaboration is a weeklong, webinar designed for those of you interested in new strategies, tools, and resources to care for yourselves on a mind, body, emotional, spiritual, and financial level.

The series is bringing together a host of talented and knowledgeable content matter experts to present on a variety of wellness topics, including clearing mental and emotional clutter, writing for wellness, spirituality and personal self-care, Feng Shui, and more.

My presentation will be an interactive hour with visuals and plenty of time for questions and sharing. You are able to listen and submit questions online or by calling in.

Your General Admission registration is free and provides you with the series workbook, free access to each live webinar, and 24-hours to watch a webinar replay.

If you have any questions or difficulty registering, you can email admin@rejuvenationcollaboration.com. I’d love to have your presence during my presentation and hope you can join us.

It’s Not Too Late!

If you have a BIG VISION for your work in the world, but you’re not yet achieving that vision, it’s not too late to sign up for the program that can get you there.

Let me explain: my experience with hundreds of clients has taught me that you can’t be successful in your work unless you are in command of your environment.

Author Jim Rohn says that each of us are the sum total of the 5 people we hang around with most. I believe the same concept applies to the 5 environments we spend most time in. Your workspace, your bedroom, your bathroom, your kitchen, your car.

So… do a mental scan of those spaces. Are they peaceful and positive? In them, do you feel powerful?

If your answer is “No” or “Not Really,” you owe it to yourself to jump into our “From Mess to Success” tele seminar series! We did the first call Monday with some amazing meditations to clear you and your rooms. You’ll get ALL the replays and the bonus material that will cut your de-cluttering and organizing time in half! AND, you’ll learn how to Feng Shui your Space in ways that align you and your space with your BIG VISION.

No matter how long you’ve been struggling with your space, you’re going to be super-excited because I’m going to share with you the secrets and shortcuts it’s taken me YEARS to develop! In this TeleSeminar Series, you’ll receive 3 Content Calls, 3 Ask the Expert Calls, a Live Q&A Call, a workbook, and lots of bonuses!

You’ll learn

  • How to Create a Peaceful, Ordered WorkSpace
  • How to Create a Positive, Future-Oriented WorkSpace
  • How to Create a WorkSpace in which You Feel Powerful
  • How to Harness the Power of Nature to GET IT DONE!
  • How to Invite Abundance into Your WorkSpace – for Less!
  • How to Stay IN the Game – by Saying NO to Your Possibility Bandits!
  • You’ll get downloadable audios of each call, in case you miss a class or want to listen again.

It’s not too late to jump in with us! You’ll be GLAD you did!

Get your tickets NOW!!!

If you want more ideas on how to use Feng Shui to up-level your life, join me at The Nourished Soul Conference at the Georgia World Congress Center in April 22nd-23rd, 2012. I’ll be presenting a workshop titled “Your Home is Your Power Cord to the Natural World.”

For a preview of my workshop, and ideas you can use in your home, check out my recent interview with the facilitators of the Nourished Soul Conference. Hope to see you there!