Challenge 2014… My Awakening Experience and Moving Forward…

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 barbara@memymagnificentself.com 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 barbara@memymagificentself.com 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  – http://memymagnificentself.wordpress.com
2nd    Paddy    – http://paddypicasso.wordpress.com
3rd     Emanuel- http://emantable.com/musings-of-a-table/
6th     Julianne – http://juliannevictoria.com
7th     Sarah     – http://theskycladwriter.wordpress.com
8th     Shree     – http://heartsongsblog.wordpress.com
9th     Dace      – http://mywaytotruth.wordpress.com
10th   Korinn    – http://www.korinn.com
11th   Sindy     – http://bluebutterfliesandme.wordpress.com
12th   Stefanie – http://dancingwithstefanie.com
13th   Mick      – http://meticulousmick.wordpress.com
14th
15th   Megan   – http://mychroniclifejourney.wordpress.com
16th   Pat         – http://patinspire.org
17th   Marga    – http://lifeasimprov.com
18th   Kimberley – http://kimberlyharding.wordpress.com
19th
20th
21st   Heather     – http://wildflowerwomen.wordpress.com
22nd
23rd    Sue          – http://suedreamwalker.wordpress.com
24th    M…          – http://seeingm.wordpress.com
25th    Brian G    – http://middlepane.com
26th    Dotta       – http://dottaraphels.wordpress.com
27th    CW          – http://sunflowerrosecw.wordpress.com
28th    Laurie       – http://lauriesnotes.wordpress.com
29th    Debra       – http://ptero9.com
30th    Linda        – http://lindalitebeing.wordpress.com
31st    Michael     – http://navigator1965.wordpress.com
February
1st      Leigh        – http://bluegrassnotes.wordpress.com
2nd     Shaman   – http://shamanictracking.com
3rd     Joss         – http://ccwow.wordpress.com
4th     Jenna       – http://jennadee222.wordpress.com
5th     Shelley     – http://livingwithshadows.wordpress.com
6th     Elisabeth  – http://almostspring.com
7th     Michael    – http://embracingforever.com
8th     Lehua       – http://amusingspirit.wordpress.com
9th     Aleya        – http://alohaleya.wordpress.com

 

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Julianne Victoriareply
December 17, 2013 at 17:09

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

barbarafrankenreply
December 17, 2013 at 17:11
– In reply to: Julianne Victoria

Whoow… thankyou Julianne… Barbara

shreejacobreply
December 17, 2013 at 17:19

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

barbarafrankenreply
December 17, 2013 at 17:22
– In reply to: shreejacob

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

shreejacobreply
December 17, 2013 at 17:24
– In reply to: barbarafranken

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

barbarafrankenreply
December 17, 2013 at 17:30
– In reply to: shreejacob

Wonderful, thanks…

lindalitebeingreply
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

barbarafrankenreply
December 17, 2013 at 17:25
– In reply to: lindalitebeing

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

bwcareyreply
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

barbarafrankenreply
December 17, 2013 at 18:09
– In reply to: bwcarey

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…

bwcareyreply
December 17, 2013 at 18:14
– In reply to: barbarafranken

tell me when and i’ll send it on

barbarafrankenreply
December 17, 2013 at 18:17
– In reply to: barbarafranken

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

rayoflight7777reply
December 17, 2013 at 22:03

Great Idea! Might I have the 7th?

barbarafrankenreply
December 17, 2013 at 22:25
– In reply to: rayoflight7777

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

navigator1965reply
December 17, 2013 at 23:29

Barbara,

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.

Cheers.

barbarafrankenreply
December 18, 2013 at 09:54
– In reply to: navigator1965

Thats great thank you… penciled in…

Eric Tonningsenreply
December 18, 2013 at 03:25

Moving forward. Always, Barbara. 🙂

barbarafrankenreply
December 18, 2013 at 21:11
– In reply to: Eric Tonningsen

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

lindalitebeingreply
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!

barbarafrankenreply
December 18, 2013 at 19:15
– In reply to: lindalitebeing

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

lindalitebeingreply
December 18, 2013 at 19:20
– In reply to: barbarafranken

wow, an autobiography in 1200 words lol!

you are welcome 🙂

barbarafrankenreply
December 18, 2013 at 19:43
– In reply to: lindalitebeing

you are so funny… Barbara x

lindalitebeingreply
December 18, 2013 at 20:07
– In reply to: barbarafranken

🙂

Megan Sreply
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.

bluebutterfliesandmereply
December 19, 2013 at 09:19

I will take the 11th.

barbarafrankenreply
December 19, 2013 at 14:33
– In reply to: bluebutterfliesandme

Thanks Sindy… Loyal as ever… Barbara x

bluebutterfliesandmereply
December 19, 2013 at 17:52
– In reply to: barbarafranken

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

kimberlyhardingreply
December 19, 2013 at 16:09

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

barbarafrankenreply
December 19, 2013 at 16:22
– In reply to: kimberlyharding

It’s all yours… thanks.. Barbara

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MsTranquilityreply
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?

Serena

Megan Sreply
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.

seeingmreply
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

barbarafrankenreply
December 26, 2013 at 20:28
– In reply to: seeingm

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

Wildflower Womenreply
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

barbarafrankenreply
December 26, 2013 at 20:30
– In reply to: Wildflower Women

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

vhercreply
December 27, 2013 at 03:07

Reblogged this on vchercules's Blog.

Dacereply
December 27, 2013 at 04:27

I am in. I will take January 9th.

barbarafrankenreply
December 27, 2013 at 10:52
– In reply to: Dace

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

meticulousmickreply
December 27, 2013 at 21:41

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

barbarafrankenreply
December 27, 2013 at 21:54
– In reply to: meticulousmick

thats wonderful… thank you… Barbara

lauriesnotesreply
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.
Love,
Laurie

barbarafrankenreply
December 29, 2013 at 14:29
– In reply to: lauriesnotes

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

lauriesnotesreply
December 29, 2013 at 19:30
– In reply to: barbarafranken

Ok 🙂 of course!

lauriesnotesreply
December 30, 2013 at 00:26
– In reply to: barbarafranken

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

CWreply
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? 🙂

barbarafrankenreply
December 29, 2013 at 14:33
– In reply to: CW

It’s just been taken… 27th?

CWreply
December 29, 2013 at 14:34
– In reply to: barbarafranken

yes its fine too! 😀 thanks xx

Soul Fieldsreply
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 ~~~~~~~

barbarafrankenreply
January 3, 2014 at 22:58
– In reply to: Soul Fields

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

barbarafrankenreply
January 3, 2014 at 22:59
– In reply to: barbarafranken

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

Soul Fieldsreply
January 4, 2014 at 14:04
– In reply to: barbarafranken

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.

barbarafrankenreply
January 4, 2014 at 14:16
– In reply to: Soul Fields

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

Soul Fieldsreply
January 4, 2014 at 14:18
– In reply to: barbarafranken

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

Dotta Raphelsreply
December 30, 2013 at 04:22

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

barbarafrankenreply
December 30, 2013 at 18:04
– In reply to: Dotta Raphels

Hi Dotta… you are down for the 26th… Thankyou… Barbara

Dotta Raphelsreply
December 30, 2013 at 20:37
– In reply to: barbarafranken

Awesome!

ShineMinereply
December 30, 2013 at 14:01

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

barbarafrankenreply
December 30, 2013 at 18:01
– In reply to: ShineMine

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

Sue Dreamwalkerreply
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…
Blessings
Sue

barbarafrankenreply
December 30, 2013 at 18:01
– In reply to: Sue Dreamwalker

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

Patinspirereply
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!
Patinspire

Patinspirereply
January 3, 2014 at 15:40
– In reply to: Patinspire

Thanks Barbara for the invite 🙂

barbarafrankenreply
January 3, 2014 at 23:15
– In reply to: Patinspire

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

Patinspirereply
January 3, 2014 at 23:23
– In reply to: barbarafranken

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

barbarafrankenreply
January 3, 2014 at 23:26
– In reply to: Patinspire

no problem… can I call you Pat? Barbara

Patinspirereply
January 3, 2014 at 23:26
– In reply to: barbarafranken

You can 🙂

barbarafrankenreply
January 3, 2014 at 23:27
– In reply to: Patinspire

OK Thanks… Barbara

Becki Duckworthreply
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 !

barbarafrankenreply
January 3, 2014 at 22:47
– In reply to: Becki Duckworth

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…

Becki Duckworthreply
January 6, 2014 at 05:50
– In reply to: barbarafranken

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

Crowing Crone Jossreply
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. http://www.ccwow.wordpress.com

barbarafrankenreply
January 4, 2014 at 18:56
– In reply to: Crowing Crone Joss

wonderful thank you Joss for joining us all… you are down for the 14th January…

Crowing Crone Jossreply
January 4, 2014 at 18:57
– In reply to: barbarafranken

🙂

WordsFallFromMyEyesreply
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

barbarafrankenreply
January 5, 2014 at 10:28
– In reply to: WordsFallFromMyEyes

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

loveablestefreply
January 5, 2014 at 06:18

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

barbarafrankenreply
January 5, 2014 at 10:22
– In reply to: loveablestef

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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Michaelreply
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!

Michael

barbarafrankenreply
January 18, 2014 at 19:00
– In reply to: Michael

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

Michaelreply
January 19, 2014 at 23:34
– In reply to: barbarafranken

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

Michael

barbarafrankenreply
January 20, 2014 at 10:00
– In reply to: Michael

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

Michaelreply
January 21, 2014 at 01:20
– In reply to: barbarafranken

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

Michael

barbarafrankenreply
January 21, 2014 at 10:35
– In reply to: Michael

The 7th it is… Thankyou… Barbara

yogaleighreply
January 22, 2014 at 21:22

Barbara: I copied and pasted the above address into an e-mail and sent with the attachment but it immediately came back with”Unrouteable address” message. What do I need to do to get it to you? my e-mail is yogaleigh at earthlink dot net

barbarafrankenreply
January 22, 2014 at 22:52
– In reply to: yogaleigh

barbara@memymagnificentself.com or barbara@costacalidaonline.com don’t worry… cause I have found I can easily copy from a post and paste onto word document for the E Book… take care, Barbara

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

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January 30, 2014 at 22:06
– In reply to: Lehua

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

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