Monday, 7 December 2015

2016 Spiritual Goals- Are Yours Defined? by Nancy Clairmont Carr

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Have You Defined Your 2016 Spiritual Goals Yet?

When most people sit down to write their next years plans and the areas in which they want to grow or improve, the three most common categories around which goals are made include health, wealth and relationships. Those are all critical areas and need to be defined and updated continuously.  I submit that spiritual goals are equally if not more important and are overarching to all other goals.

What exactly does a spiritual goal include?  I look at it as defining who you want to be, how you want to show up, identifying your highest values and then how you are going to live them.  It is not a religious definition, but more of a description of your being. It can also include practices that make you feel more alive and fulfilled.  Some specific spiritual goals could be to learn mindfulness meditation, begin a daily gratitude practice, raise  your consciousness, learn to live in the present moment. If you need some ideas for some spiritual practices that you resonate with, check out this website for a list of 60 ideas. spiritual bucket list

I was having a conversation with a friend recently who was describing how her daughter was behaving, which at that particular moment was not something to brag about.  Instead of badgering her daughter or reprimanding her, my friend simply asked her if that behavior was how she wanted to show up, what she wanted to be known for. My friend said “If it is, be that way all the time.  If it isn’t, it’s your choice, you can change it. But be who you want to be consistently.”  I thought that was brilliant!

Your spiritual goals would guide you into specific behavior and choices at every level. Assume for a moment you decided to be more accepting of others, allowing them to be who they are and being less judgmental.  This may mean you stop defining other’s success or acceptability by your standards. If you live a congruent life, this single decision will impact every area of your life. The way in which you conduct your business endeavors will follow suite, as well as your relationships, how you serve the community, how you lead your teams and family, what you set as personal development goals and strategies, what sort of role modeling you choose. Every choice you make will be inline with this single objective and can be easily measured against it.

It is not unlike what you do in business when you set your purpose, values and mission statements. Only it is much more intimate.  You alone have total control of being congruent with your spiritual goals.  There is no one else that is responsible for you, for your decisions and how you show up.  It is a powerful way to live life if you want to grow, be responsible for yourself, live on purpose and maximize your potential.

This last benefit of maximizing your potential is a wonderful result from setting spiritual goals and living by them.  If your purpose is to grow into who you were meant to become, setting these goals and incorporating them into every area of your life will be life changing and optimizing for you.  Identifying and living your most important goals, including spiritual goals, is worthy of your time at year end and in between.

For more ideasPicture of nancy Clairmont carr , author of article on spiritual goals on defining and living your spiritual and other goals, let’s talk. I would love to help you explore this idea, expand it or live it out to create the lifestyle you desire.

You are awesome, I appreciate you!





Nancy Clairmont Carr

Holistic Health and Transformational Guide; 612.385.3220

2016 Spiritual Goals- Are Yours Defined?

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Setting Intentions, Noticing the Signs by Nancy Clairmont Carr

Setting Intentions + Mindful Actions = Great Outcomes

We all have signs, signals and inner voices that help guide us, or try to.  Some of us notice and pay attention to those signs and others push them out of the way. Why should we notice them?

Good question. What difference does it make?  A big difference. You actually have the answers within you to know what is the best decision going forward in most situations.  The problem many times is not taking the time, or not getting quiet enough to listen to what your inner guidance system is telling you.  Listening to this inner voice will help you make great decisions in all areas of your life.

So how do you hear the voice or notice the signs to get your best answers? Before you can get answers you need to identify the question for which you need an answer. And this would be preceded by deciding what it is you want to do. In other words, setting intentions, or goals or expectations is your first step.  Identify exactly what you want, with as much clarity as possible.

Once setting intentions is completed, you need to pay attention to what comes your way.  It could be in the form of a person that shows up with ideas or suggestions, or the feeling you get in your gut at certain times.  It could be a book that jumps out at you in the bookstore.  Or it could even be your 6th sense kicking in with a knowing of which direction to take, who to contact, or which activity to pursue next.  Listen to this voice and act on it. Of course, you must be open to how this can work for you.  And you need to get off autopilot to take notice of these signs and signals.

How can you create more mindfulness to notice the signs? By taking a few minutes each morning and throughout the day before each new activity to set your intention and expected outcomes.  It will help you to do only those activities that support your intentions and move you towards your goals most efficiently. It also creates a stronger awareness for hearing your inner voice and noticing the signs to get the answers and support you need.

If you have not had success with intention setting, mindfulness or noticing the signs that will help you get your best answers, I can help you with this.  I help people Picture of nancy Clairmont carr , author of article on setting intentions to create great outcomesbecome more intentional and maximize their potential to create the lifestyle they want.  Call me to learn more.





Nancy Clairmont Carr

Holistic Health and Transformation Guide


Setting Intentions, Noticing the Signs