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Challenge 2014… My Awakening Experience and Moving Forward…

December 17, 2013

1342166455172272I have had so much good feelings, feedback and inspiration since writing my post about the stages of awakening… that I really want to go a stage further… and create together with my friends within WordPress (and outside… *see comment at the end)…     ‘A selection of True Awakening Experiences’, put together in a ‘Free E Book’ so that we can ALL share it on our own blog to help inspire others… (maybe giving it away to people who sign up to our blogs, increasing our circle of friends/community…)

I love challenges, especially ones that you do together with others… So here goes…

December holidays… A quiet time to reflect on our life, in preparation of moving forward into a new year, new times, new ways, new dreams, new energy…

So what better time than the month of January to post our individual awakening experiences… a post a day… creating 31 different experiences…  The posts can link in with the different stages of awakening (as a common reference point)… but it’s not about who is at what stage… we are all on different journeys and most likely different stages…. it doesn’t matter…  It’s about recognising where we find ourself… reminding ourself that everything is perfectly OK and encourages us to keep moving forward and create a joyous life for ourself and our family and friends… no matter what…

We can all find ourself in one of the stages…  some even creating the fifth and sixth stage… It’s been a long crawl for a lot of ‘us oldies’, it’s taken me about 27 years until now… for the younger ones… they have the opportunity to quantum leap now…

So who resonates with this… will you join me?  Do you have friends who would like to join in… Can we gather 31 friends together?   I will kick-start this challenge on January 1st writing about my own awakening experience…  

I propose the following…
Keep our experience simple and to the point,  say +/- 1200 – 1500 words…

Post title… My Awakening Experience and Moving Forward… 

Linking in the different stages… 
*Remembering My Childhood… and ‘if applicable’ Shutting down the contact with my soul to fully experience my humanness…
*First Stage of Awakening… My Call to Attention…
*Second Stage of Awakening… Dismantling my Life…
*Third Stage of Awakening… Glimpses of Clarity and Releasing Human Desperation
*Fourth Stage of Awakening… Quiet Time and Potentialising…

Please write a short piece about yourself, your life and what you are doing/being… Being the change you want to see in the world… Making a difference… Being joy… Being the best you can… under your circumstances…

At the bottom of the post Copy/Paste the list of links to other blogs participating in this challenge with tomorrows in bold…

*People outside of WordPress will either need to join wordpress or send me your experience by email to and I will publish it on your behalf…

Please let me know, at your earliest convenience, which date you would like to post your awakening experience… On the date you publish, or sooner if you have it ready, please send me a ‘word’ copy in font ariel 12 to my email to be included in a pdf file for our ‘Free E Book’…

If you have any helpful additions to make about the Free E Book, please let me know…

IAM Barbara Franken… Inspiring New Energy Consciousness… and so excited about this adventure together…

January Challenge Schedule…

1st     Barbara  –
2nd    Paddy    –
3rd     Emanuel-
6th     Julianne –
7th     Sarah     –
8th     Shree     –
9th     Dace      –
10th   Korinn    –
11th   Sindy     –
12th   Stefanie –
13th   Mick      –
15th   Megan   –
16th   Pat         –
17th   Marga    –
18th   Kimberley –
21st   Heather     –
23rd    Sue          –
24th    M…          –
25th    Brian G    –
26th    Dotta       –
27th    CW          –
28th    Laurie       –
29th    Debra       –
30th    Linda        –
31st    Michael     –
1st      Leigh        –
2nd     Shaman   –
3rd     Joss         –
4th     Jenna       –
5th     Shelley     –
6th     Elisabeth  –
7th     Michael    –
8th     Lehua       –
9th     Aleya        –


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  • Reply Julianne Victoria December 17, 2013 at 17:09

    This is a lovely idea! I’ll take January 6th! Namaste _/l_

  • Reply shreejacob December 17, 2013 at 17:19

    Wow…I’d love to take part in this too…I’ll take the 8th of January 🙂

    • Reply barbarafranken December 17, 2013 at 17:22

      Shree thankyou… it’s going to be great… Barbara

      • Reply shreejacob December 17, 2013 at 17:24

        Yay! Thank you too for doing this! Have shared on my Facebook as well 🙂

  • Reply lindalitebeing December 17, 2013 at 17:22

    great idea. may be interested, but do not have MS office at this time. I do have txt files though. Let me know if there is any flexibility with the structure Barbara. I would have to guess about these stages……

    xx Linda

    • Reply barbarafranken December 17, 2013 at 17:25

      oh course IAM flexible… I will transfer it into word for you… at least try… and guessing is always good… it is about creating a thin red line throughout all the experiences, for easier understanding… I hope… Barbara

  • Reply bwcarey December 17, 2013 at 17:51

    count me in, you preach hope and growth, check out my blog, there is a surprise waiting for you, bless you and yours, amen

    • Reply barbarafranken December 17, 2013 at 18:09

      So what day in january would you like to post your awakening experience… Barbara
      I meant to say thank you for wanting to join in this challenge and help create something different in the name of LOVE…

      • Reply bwcarey December 17, 2013 at 18:14

        tell me when and i’ll send it on

      • Reply barbarafranken December 17, 2013 at 18:17

        You can choose one day in january… except 1st, 6th and 8th that have already been chosen…

  • Reply rayoflight7777 December 17, 2013 at 22:03

    Great Idea! Might I have the 7th?

    • Reply barbarafranken December 17, 2013 at 22:25

      Hi Sarah… Just been to your lovely creative blog… as I didn’t know you… but now I do… Glad you like this idea and it would be great for you to write about your own awakening experience on the 7th… thank you… IAM sure this is going to be the start of a lovely friendship… Barbara

  • Reply navigator1965 December 17, 2013 at 23:29


    Great idea. I may be very busy with writing during the period, so pencil me in as the emergency reserve #31. If someone else is available, I’ll gracefully bow out.


  • Reply Eric Tonningsen December 18, 2013 at 03:25

    Moving forward. Always, Barbara. 🙂

    • Reply barbarafranken December 18, 2013 at 21:11

      Yes Eric… and the challenge… wouldn’t you like to join in… Barbara

  • Reply lindalitebeing December 18, 2013 at 18:00

    Hi Barbara,
    I will take January 30th. Not sure yet about the details but I know I have a story or 2 in me that fits your theme!

    • Reply barbarafranken December 18, 2013 at 19:15

      Thank you…. Its basically a summary about you looking back on your life until now… Barbara x

  • Reply Megan S December 19, 2013 at 00:59

    This is a great idea! Count me in, it fits well as an early step to my 2014 aspirations (see today’s post). I’ll take the 15th.

  • Reply bluebutterfliesandme December 19, 2013 at 09:19

    I will take the 11th.

    • Reply barbarafranken December 19, 2013 at 14:33

      Thanks Sindy… Loyal as ever… Barbara x

      • Reply bluebutterfliesandme December 19, 2013 at 17:52

        As are you! Looking forward to your Challenge sister~
        ❀✫ ღ✿ƸӜƷ ✿ღ ✫❀
        Sindy Sue

  • Reply kimberlyharding December 19, 2013 at 16:09

    HI Barbara, I will do the 18th 🙂 (if it is not taken yet):)

  • Reply MsTranquility December 25, 2013 at 01:14

    Hi Barbara! I would love to participate 🙂 May I please have the 20th if it’s not taken yet?


  • Reply Megan S December 26, 2013 at 02:23

    Reblogged this on my chronic life journey and commented:
    Barbara, over at Me, My Magnificent Self is setting up a January challenge to write an E-book with 31 stories about real people’s Awakenings and how they’re moving forward.

    I’ve signed up to add my story but we still need a few other people to join to get the 31 stories.

    Head over and see if you’d be interested in joining us.

  • Reply seeingm December 26, 2013 at 17:40

    Ok, just seeing an open date list here… if the 24th is still available I will take it. Neil Diamond and I count this day as special as it is the one we made our grand entrances on to the earth stage on :). -x.M

    • Reply barbarafranken December 26, 2013 at 20:28

      Thankyou M.. The 24th is yours… Enjoy your work and we’ll be hearing from you later in January… Barbara x

  • Reply Wildflower Women December 26, 2013 at 17:42

    Barbara, I will do January 20th if that works! Thank you for setting this up and encouraging us to share our stories. Beautiful gift. <3

    • Reply barbarafranken December 26, 2013 at 20:30

      I didn’t update the schedule this morning.. so you couldn’t of seen that the 20th is already taken…. but you can have 19th or 21st? Thanks for joining in this challenge… Barbara

  • Reply vherc December 27, 2013 at 03:07

    Reblogged this on vchercules's Blog.

  • Reply Dace December 27, 2013 at 04:27

    I am in. I will take January 9th.

    • Reply barbarafranken December 27, 2013 at 10:52

      Thank you Dace… I do hope my stages didn’t come over too structural… I just thought it would be easier to follow… Each heart that is awakening has its own story and structure… and everything is as it is… Barbara

  • Reply meticulousmick December 27, 2013 at 21:41

    Barbara, you can put me down for the 13th, MM ????

  • Reply lauriesnotes December 29, 2013 at 00:50

    I would like to be the 28th if that is okay. I thought I read something about a certain format. Did I see something like that? I love the idea of those who are doing the work grouping together. It gives me much hope.

    • Reply barbarafranken December 29, 2013 at 14:29

      Hi Laurie… I thought it would be easy to use a thread of stages… but as our hearts are all awaken uniquely… maybe we can just allow our hearts to tell its story in its own way… Thanks for joining in… Barbara

      • Reply lauriesnotes December 29, 2013 at 19:30

        Ok 🙂 of course!

      • Reply lauriesnotes December 30, 2013 at 00:26

        I have used art and poetry to express what is beyond words.

  • Reply CW December 29, 2013 at 14:27

    Hello, Ive been away from blog for a while but am glad to see the message you left on my blog! thanks!
    Sure. I am interested 🙂 Could I take the 28th slot? 🙂

    • Reply barbarafranken December 29, 2013 at 14:33

      It’s just been taken… 27th?

      • Reply CW December 29, 2013 at 14:34

        yes its fine too! 😀 thanks xx

  • Reply Soul Fields December 29, 2013 at 18:20

    Reblogged this on Soul Fields and commented:
    Thank you, Beautiful People, for all your heart warming Christmas wishes! Here is a wonderful writing challenge from Barbara you might want to join in and/or follow. Towards a magnificent new year ~~~~~~~

    • Reply barbarafranken January 3, 2014 at 22:58

      Hi Deelia… thanks for reflagging the challenge… are you going to take part in it yourself… there a few dates still free… Barbara

      • Reply barbarafranken January 3, 2014 at 22:59

        that was a spell check i didn’t see change my word rebloging…

      • Reply Soul Fields January 4, 2014 at 14:04

        Hi Barbara,

        Thank you for the invitation. I love the challenge but am not going to take part in it this time, because of this “fullness” of my January. Love, Deelia

        PS. The e-book idea is really great.

        • Reply barbarafranken January 4, 2014 at 14:16

          Hi Deelia… no problem, I just wanted to make sure you didn’t miss it… another challenge, another time… take care… Barbara

          • Soul Fields January 4, 2014 at 14:18

            Yes, and I´m surely following it and “holding a space” (like we energy workers often use to say) 🙂

  • Reply Dotta Raphels December 30, 2013 at 04:22

    Excited, excited,excited. This is fantastic Barbara, would you please reserve #26 for me, thanks.

  • Reply ShineMine December 30, 2013 at 14:01

    Hi Barbara! Thanks for the opportunity! I’ll take the 10th please 🙂

    • Reply barbarafranken December 30, 2013 at 18:01

      Hi Korinn… You’re down for the 10th… Thankyou… Barbara

  • Reply Sue Dreamwalker December 30, 2013 at 14:06

    What a wonderful creative idea, and sorry Barbara, I had missed this post, not surprising given the amount of WP emails still unread in my inbox.. 🙂 I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas, We did.. And sending you all the best for 2014..
    Thank you for dropping in and leaving me the invite, I would be delighted.. and so Barbara, if the 23rd hasn’t gone then put me down for that One Please…or the nearest end date of January as it will give me more time to prepare…

    • Reply barbarafranken December 30, 2013 at 18:01

      Thanks Sue… you’re down for the 23rd… Have a wonderful New Year… Barbara

  • Reply Patinspire January 3, 2014 at 15:13

    Thanks Sue for the invite! I love the positive vibes here! Is the 19th still available? You can schedule me then. Have a great 2014!

    • Reply Patinspire January 3, 2014 at 15:40

      Thanks Barbara for the invite 🙂

    • Reply barbarafranken January 3, 2014 at 23:15

      Hello… Am I correct in calling you Pat? 19th has just gone, is the 16th ok? Thanks so much for joining in this challenge.. Barbara

      • Reply Patinspire January 3, 2014 at 23:23

        That is ok. Sorry for calling you Sue 🙂 My apologies Barbara! Thank you very much! Have a blessed night!

  • Reply Becki Duckworth January 3, 2014 at 17:04

    Good morning my friend, would you like to pencil me in for the 19th. I would love to take part. Have a beautiful day !

    • Reply barbarafranken January 3, 2014 at 22:47

      Thank you Becki… you must of picked up my vibes this morning as i crossed your blog wondering if you wanted to join in and tell your incredible story… I’ve put you down for the 19th…

      • Reply Becki Duckworth January 6, 2014 at 05:50

        Thank you so much, what an honor. Have a beautiful week.

  • Reply Crowing Crone Joss January 4, 2014 at 16:22

    I would like to pick Jan 14th Barbara, as it is half way between you and Laurie which seems very wonderful. Please connect it to my other blog though.

  • Reply WordsFallFromMyEyes January 5, 2014 at 04:45

    What a wonderful idea this is, Barbara. Love your enthusiasm here, your vibe 🙂

    I particularly like the “forgive me if I try to change” – very true. People can’t handle it!

    Good luck with all your goals, Barbara, sincere regards to you. Noeleen

    • Reply barbarafranken January 5, 2014 at 10:28

      Hi Noeleen, Losing so much of my old life, I resonated with the saying when I came across it on the internet… I heard myself say it to my ex husband, old friends, jobs and situations… Thanks for enjoying the read and your kind comments… and yes here’s to creating our hearts desires… Barbara

  • Reply loveablestef January 5, 2014 at 06:18

    Hi Barbara, can I claim the 12th? Let me know!

    • Reply barbarafranken January 5, 2014 at 10:22

      Hello Stefanie… So glad you want to join our challenge… yes the 12th is yours… can’t wait to read all about you claiming your heart…

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  • Reply Michael January 18, 2014 at 14:08

    Barbara, looks like your dinner card is full. I’m a little late to the game. Let me know if you would like one more… Thanks!


    • Reply barbarafranken January 18, 2014 at 19:00

      I have a feeling one person will not be able to do it, but if not, you can always write on the 7th feb… Barbara

      • Reply Michael January 19, 2014 at 23:34

        Sounds great. Thank you. I’ll plan on the 7th.


        • Reply barbarafranken January 20, 2014 at 10:00

          I don’t suppose you can post today Michael? I’ve had someone disappear? … otherwise the 7th is good… Barbara

          • Michael January 21, 2014 at 01:20

            Sorry, Barbara. I’m late in seeing this and won’t make it tonight. The 7th it is…


          • barbarafranken January 21, 2014 at 10:35

            The 7th it is… Thankyou… Barbara

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    If Feb 8th or 9th is still open, I’d love to join in.

    • Reply barbarafranken January 30, 2014 at 22:06

      oh wonderful Lehua, yes the 8th feb is for YOU… thank you… Barbara

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