Barbara Franken

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MasterCreator Online Class…

Creating a Life of Celebration for Your Magnificent Self…

Instructor:  Barbara Franken
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MasterCreator Local Class

Creating a Life of Celebration for Your Magnificent Self…

Instructor:  Barbara Franken
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  • Reply No pity: Women who lie shouldn't get sympathy or pity from their men. May 16, 2013 at 00:36

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  • Reply Noel May 17, 2013 at 23:29

    Barbara, It is very important to learn to accept ourselves for who we really are, not trying to pretend to be someone we think others want us to be. Very inspiring post. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  • Reply The Bubble | The Middle Pane June 12, 2013 at 04:30

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  • Reply Whittier Strong June 20, 2013 at 15:23

    Discovering all the ways the Fibonacci sequence plays out in nature always astounds me.

  • Reply LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words June 22, 2013 at 16:39

    Wishing you a wonderful Solstice and Be Blessed Within the Energy of the Full Moon!
    Take Care…
    )0(
    ladyblue

  • Reply The Wisdom of Golf… at Lorca Golf Resort, Spain | Me, My Magnificent Self June 28, 2013 at 17:09

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  • Reply jenniferhelps July 1, 2013 at 06:50

    Wow! You are magnificent!

  • Reply Kimberly Raya July 1, 2013 at 13:38

    Thank you for following my blog…especially that you have led me to yours. I love your site!

    • Reply barbarafranken July 23, 2013 at 13:22

      Thank you for coming to my blog and following me too…

  • Reply Noel July 6, 2013 at 01:17

    I believe we have limited strengths within our own power. We are almost nothing unless we rely on something higher than ourselves…. then we become “salt of the earth”.

    • Reply barbarafranken July 6, 2013 at 07:15

      Indeed the human is very limited… programmed so by people who liked it this way… i.e.. the church… rich and powerful people through the ages… We have been lead to believe that god, a higher power or as I like to call it… source of all that is (the IAM presence) is outside ourself… and we have to go through the church men to get to it… But the human is indeed waking up now and remembering… a knowingness stirs within and we realise that we are part of the source… The divinehuman being is the IAM presence… We are all god too…

  • Reply Sue J July 8, 2013 at 15:40

    Thankfully, I caught on in early years that I was at the steering wheel of my life, but even so we can go off course at times. Having emerged from a very difficult decade of my life recently, I’ve been coming to this higher level of understanding you speak of. It’s so simple and so inviting. All it takes is a leap of faith and then a commitment to keep leaping!!! I’m working on it!

    • Reply barbarafranken July 8, 2013 at 16:12

      Yes… we give ourselves some experiences don’t we… as we grow more authentic (awakening to our divine perfection)… we move through the human experiences that no longer serve us… trusting.. trusting and assuming that everything is just perfect as it is… Thankyou for visiting my blog and joining my friendship ring… I will also enjoy reading about your authentic journey… Barbara

  • Reply purpleraysblog July 14, 2013 at 15:28

    A very insightful piece! It sure feels good to be here. Cheers

    • Reply barbarafranken July 23, 2013 at 13:37

      Thank you for coming to my blog and following me and of course your kind words…

  • Reply bluebutterfliesandme July 21, 2013 at 22:14

    That art makes my heart happy and my face smile~

    • Reply barbarafranken July 23, 2013 at 13:44

      Thank you for taking the time to feel into this blog post… I’m smiling to you too now…

  • Reply bluebutterfliesandme July 21, 2013 at 22:19

    Yes~ Number 1 of The Four Agreements;
    Be Impeccable with your Word.

    Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of the word in the direction of truth and love.oring this ourselves, yes? πŸ™‚

    Much love~
    Sindy

    We can start by hon

    • Reply barbarafranken July 23, 2013 at 13:51

      Thanks for your wise words… I have always spoken my truth but sometimes I could of said it a little nicer… thank goodness I became conscious of it… but thats what our life is all about, no… experiencing what works for us…

  • Reply bluebutterfliesandme July 23, 2013 at 15:17

    I am smiling back~ πŸ˜€

  • Reply tchistorygal July 25, 2013 at 02:53

    Good advice! By the way, I have an award for you on my site. http://wp.me/p2jC53-1D5 Please accept it as a token of my appreciation for being my blogging friend. πŸ™‚ Marsha ☺

  • Reply barbarafranken July 25, 2013 at 12:03

    My dear Marsha… Thank you, my FIRST award… I appreciate it so much and I am so glad to be your blogging friend… I’ve been to your site and left you a reply…. I really like the thought of spreading goodness around, giving and receiving but I just don’t have the time that it would all take… You are a very wise woman and I know you will understand… Thank You again and very soon I will create a heart especially for you to put on my blog…. explaining my thoughts on this matter to everyone… I curtsey to a fellow sovereign being…

  • Reply polianthus July 25, 2013 at 19:48

    lovely response – I understand and very true to yourself – also lovely card for Martha!

  • Reply tchistorygal July 25, 2013 at 20:10

    Thanks for the lovely poem. πŸ™‚ I understand perfectly! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kim Raya July 28, 2013 at 13:46

    This is a beautiful post, Barbara. I love your royal outfit, too. Shine on!

  • Reply bluebutterfliesandme July 29, 2013 at 07:05

    I am a Self Sovereign Being~ πŸ˜€

  • Reply dearmiracle July 31, 2013 at 15:20

    Spot on! Thanks, Barbara! And thanks for visiting my blog!!!

    • Reply barbarafranken July 31, 2013 at 16:30

      It was a pleasure visiting you and thanks for coming over to read my posts too… Barbara

  • Reply dearmiracle July 31, 2013 at 15:32

    You are so correct…we are making it all up as we go along. We’ve never done this before. Now what will we choose–as individuals, as a collective? Our individual choices make up the whole, determine the way it will all go on a grand scale. Time to quit feeding the fear and instead make conscious choices to feed the love instead.

    Oh, and by the way, thank you for following my blog! You are one special lady!

    • Reply barbarafranken July 31, 2013 at 16:40

      Indeed what will we all choose… from myself I’m choosing my hearts desire… a few friends of mine have began ‘project peace mural’ that will project our colourful imaginations of how we see our new loving world which we are creating one heart at a time…

      It’s my pleasure following you and you must be one special lady too…. recognising it in another…take care and breathe deeply…

  • Reply barbarafranken August 3, 2013 at 06:55

    Reblogged this on Me, My Magnificent Self and commented:

    I Thought I would bring this post back up that I wrote last year…

  • Reply Erik Andrulis August 3, 2013 at 12:55

    As a molecular geneticist, I will say this: the genetic deterministic paradigm is provisional at best, out-and-out wrong at worst. According to and as deduced from theory, I am my genes. I control the expression of my genes. I both control and am my destiny. Finally, am I violent? Well, My evolutionary history proves that I have killed, raped, tortured, and pillaged every creature, civilization, and person that I am. I’d say that’s pretty violent. Alas, though – I knew not what I did. Only I can wake up and realize that I am the one responsible for each and every violent act that is committed or has ever been committed. Only I can bring the violence that I am to a stop. Peace, Ik

  • Reply Emanuel Table August 3, 2013 at 21:53

    Very informative. Thank you for posting! I was particularly interested in reading through it all because I studied biology in college.

  • Reply lindalitebeing August 6, 2013 at 03:42

    excellent post!

  • Reply kimberlyharding August 6, 2013 at 17:13

    yes! I want to be a “lazy one” too! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Erik Andrulis August 6, 2013 at 18:28

    A’ yup. Right on, Me.

  • Reply lindalitebeing August 6, 2013 at 20:00

    beautiful!

  • Reply kimberlyharding August 7, 2013 at 19:58

    Loved it!! Especially like the crystal garden.

  • Reply bluebutterfliesandme August 8, 2013 at 07:10

    Barbara what a lovely home you have!!! Your food looks so very yummy! Next time I want to be invited the margaritas on me. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Debb Stanton August 8, 2013 at 17:35

    What a lovely blog, Barbara! And thank you for following Story Squared. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Symbol Reader August 12, 2013 at 13:24

    Absolutely agree!

  • Reply bluebutterfliesandme August 12, 2013 at 17:01

    I did a shamanic journey with a fellow blogger, shamantracker, in my journey e discovery about self was that I had been leaning on my feminine side and therefore was not balanced. She recommended some breathing exercises which of course I haven’t done.

    I have Daddy issues, my father did not want children and didn’t cherish us at all. (He was not mean or abusive, just absent) It affects me in life. Doreen Virtue does a weekly Angel Card reading and this week she said something like, “This week you need to release those daddy issues.” lol Really? I think perhaps she was talking to me. I unfairly wanted my boyfriend to fill in some of those needs, when I really need to do that for myself.

    Good article Barbara.

    Namaste
    Sindy

    • Reply barbarafranken August 13, 2013 at 06:58

      Thank you for sharing Sindy… I also had issues, and because I couldn’t remember, I kept wanting to remember and it was always there getting in the way…. until I understood that I am not that same person that was… ‘whatever happened’… all my cells have physically changed since then… It was just another experience and I am quite alright now… if I allowed myself to be… I embraced the emotional stuck part of me, told it like a big sister that it was loved and asked it to express itself… I didn’t have to understand… I felt the acceptance coming in and the emotion just dispersed… I’d taken the charge off and it was gone, transformed into a neutral energy filled with potential… that I used again for myself to create… Barbara

  • Reply barbarafranken August 13, 2013 at 11:45

    You will for sure find your resolution, something that resonates with your being… the secret is to keep the mind out of it all and allow the heart to play now… Have a lovely day Sindy and thanks for being my friend… I appreciate it very much…

  • Reply Kim Raya August 14, 2013 at 22:15

    Hi Barbara πŸ™‚ Just dropping in to say that I really enjoy following your blog and I’ve nominated you for the Shine On Award. Here are the details πŸ™‚ http://letmereach.com/2013/08/14/my-first-blog-award/

    • Reply barbarafranken August 15, 2013 at 12:05

      I love it that you are nominating me for the Shine On Award…. I will indeed shine on and continue enjoying our friendship and each others blogs… I appreciate it very much but I made a promise to myself when I first started my blog not to get involved with awards… I will however, to show my appreciation to you reach out to 10 different people today… It’s my priority…. Thank you Kim

      • Reply Kim Raya August 15, 2013 at 12:39

        It’s okay, Barbara πŸ™‚ Thanks for the gesture, but you don’t really have to do that πŸ™‚ I understand and appreciate your not wanting to get involved with awards…it’s not everyone’s thing. I still appreciate you and your blog the same.

        • Reply barbarafranken August 15, 2013 at 12:43

          I’m doing it now…. it helps me too.. Barbara x

          • Kim Raya August 15, 2013 at 12:44

            Thanks….have a marvelous, Diva-licious day πŸ™‚

  • Reply mrsugarbears August 16, 2013 at 02:16

    I love the feel of your home. The Spanish wine and the fish and prawn tortillas looked scrumptious, too. Looks like a very happy evening. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Dace August 16, 2013 at 19:50

    I think the problem with people is not that they want to kill or poison themselves but they don’t know how to change. Also, they want things to be easy – go to the store, buy stuff, and cook.

    These days being healthy means spending a lot of time reading, shopping around, spending a lot of money and making good choices. You have to agree that there are a limited amount of places that you can go out and have a healthy meal with your friends or family.

    Also, making a choice to be happy means that you have to stop being a victim, and that, my friend, is a deal breaker. We are raised to fit in, we are raised to think that happiness comes from things you own, career you have, life you build, and if you do not have it, you can’t be happy. And, of course, that means that if you have dreams and you have not been able to make them a reality, you just can’t be happy.

    • Reply barbarafranken August 17, 2013 at 09:47

      Thank you for your thoughtful comments… Are you living in America? I found it also very hard to find restaurants that served healthy food too… or not too expensive..Thank goodness I live in Spain where I go to the local market and buy most of my products very cheaply… the restaurants are also reasonable, a 3 course meal is an average of 15 euros and a bottle of rioja 6 euro…. We chose to live here because the living costs were so reasonable… Yes, like you mention reading and talking about where to find reasonable priced food is so essential… I found the farmers market was good when i was visiting america… Thankfully information is getting out there and more and more people are becoming more conscious of what they eat and do now…. and realise that all the material things, the best study and career etc don’t make you happy anyway… The secret is to go beyond the mind, the ego and connect with the soul… and follow the souls dream… this basically means to choose to opt out of main stream society, of having to fit in… and standing out… here IAM and just being happy with what is… I know it’s easy said, but one heart at a time… and isn’t it why we are all writing so consciously now… to help each other move from ‘fitting in’ to standing out…

  • Reply mrsugarbears August 16, 2013 at 21:00

    Thanks Barbara. That was just lovely. πŸ™‚

  • Reply limseeyee August 17, 2013 at 04:15

    Love your post!!!
    Mind have a look on my blog too?
    And mind follow?
    =)

  • Reply seeingm August 17, 2013 at 11:22

    What a challenging tool depression can be. How powerful when one can allow any feeling while working on observing it from a place of using it as a teacher to inform transformation.

    You are giving such a wonderful share for the snap shot of where we all are on the path. It takes courage to dive into the laughter in a world (and sometimes body!) that is asking us to only focus on the pain. When we feel the pain and can still find the smile, for me, it brings me closer to being home :).

    Really glad to have been honored by your follow over on my blog. I am looking forward to the shares as the road a head of each of us unfolds!

    Much joy on yOur jounrey lovely lady! -x.M

    • Reply barbarafranken August 17, 2013 at 12:23

      Thank you for your thoughtful and lovely comments… I believe we can only be examples… helping fellow awakening people to enjoy their own true magnificence and authentic power…

      Isn’t pain a language from the body that needs attention? Isn’t depression a language from the mind that needs to escape from itself…

      Loving ourself unconditionally is the beginning of freedom… freedom from pain, depression and fear that our world is now intensely wrapped up in….

      It is my pleasure to have you as part of my friendship here on word press… Yes together we are creating a new magically world…

  • Reply meticulousmick August 20, 2013 at 14:02

    Like the words Barbara, and very informative too. MM ????
    (Finally gotten round to taking a visit. ????)

    • Reply barbarafranken August 20, 2013 at 14:35

      Thank you… lets enjoy each others journey… Enjoy life…

  • Reply Maryam Jamil August 22, 2013 at 12:45

    nice

  • Reply kimberlyharding August 22, 2013 at 15:44

    Beautiful!!!

  • Reply Wildflower Women August 25, 2013 at 13:58

    Lovely, thank you for sharing and I am going to practice this today!

  • Reply seeingm August 26, 2013 at 03:46

    Great reminder to find in the reader today. I have moments of what attempts to still be heart heaviness related to those Sheriffs out there that we share the planet with (MASSIVELY good hearted ones, still btw) who think that a gun as a last resort can answer anything leading one into the place that living from and with these statements does. A kind word will turn away wrath is how the teaching of the tradition I was raised it would frame it. Powerful truths. Enjoying having connected with such inspiration found here. -x.M

  • Reply Opinionated Man August 29, 2013 at 17:39

    Reblogged this on HarsH ReaLiTy and commented:
    Great answers! Thank you for participating!
    -OM

    • Reply barbarafranken August 29, 2013 at 18:49

      Thankyou for the wonderful questions and the traffic that are here liking my blog… thankyou for reblogging…whoow IAM amazed… Barbara

  • Reply Wildflower Women August 29, 2013 at 17:43

    Beautiful sharing of you and your soul, Barb. Love, love this!

    • Reply barbarafranken August 29, 2013 at 18:50

      I was so inspired to dig deep… thank you for enjoying my expression… Barbara

  • Reply bethbyrnes August 29, 2013 at 17:50

    Very honest and interesting, Barb, thanks for sharing this.

  • Reply Andrew Chernoff August 29, 2013 at 18:27

    Reblogged this on From The Outer Limits, To The Inner Depths.

  • Reply beingnenne August 29, 2013 at 19:00

    That was a lovely post. I don’t know if it was intentional but it has a calming effect about it..

    • Reply barbarafranken August 29, 2013 at 19:26

      How wonderful that you felt the calmness of the energy… I felt it too when I wrote it… When we awaken to the truth that everything begins and ends with ourself… we know that no matter what we’ll be ok… Thanks for visiting my blog… I’ve been to visit you to and will enjoy catching up on your journey… Barbara

  • Reply seeingm August 29, 2013 at 19:36

    What a wonderful way to get a little peek into your corner of our adventure. Thank you for taking the time to share with us. -x.M

  • Reply Dotta Raphels August 30, 2013 at 00:52

    You are truly awesome Barbara! You are one of the really lucky ones. You simply freed yourself and have not turned back since πŸ™‚ I am in agreement with you on your take on children,and believe it or not so are many parents I know. Your hopes for our world are not too far to reach because I share it and thankfully so do many. Imagine as we each free our minds and change ourselves from within in other to create an outside filled with beauty ,love and respect.
    It’s a pure pleasure to read your insight πŸ™‚

    • Reply barbarafranken August 30, 2013 at 06:02

      You too are awesome… but it wasn’t luck… I steered myself to my truth, experienced some lonely and down times… but it was worth it and no I can never go back and I now hold the light for everyone to follow in their own time, in their own way… i believe others will be able to do it much quicker now in the new energy… I’m going to come and check your blog out too.. thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment… I’d love you to be one of my new friends here… Barbara

  • Reply Katherine G Levine (@KGLevineBooks) August 30, 2013 at 01:05

    I pressed this, so I could maybe answer easier. Maybe will make that a Monday Post. I am a very opinionated woman. Thank you think this will be interesting to do.

    • Reply barbarafranken August 30, 2013 at 06:04

      Yes it is so important for us all to be the expression of who we truly are… thankyou for taking the time to read and comment… Barbara

  • Reply bluebutterfliesandme August 30, 2013 at 15:58

    I have always had an opinion, now I want a happy one~ Love your smiling face in your picture Barbara~

  • Reply CW September 1, 2013 at 07:35

    Love the wonderful quotes πŸ™‚ I love quotes too ! πŸ™‚
    Take care, barbara πŸ™‚

    CW

    • Reply barbarafranken September 1, 2013 at 07:44

      Yes sometimes they are just what we need… enjoy your sunday, Barbara

      • Reply CW September 1, 2013 at 07:45

        you too!! πŸ˜€

  • Reply Noel September 4, 2013 at 01:06

    This is an inspiring post! Being in recovery is a daily task. Glad you are heading the right direction.

  • Reply Dotta Raphels September 4, 2013 at 02:07

    This is absolutely life changing! We are all Gods and are capable of creating a peaceful positive existence to nourish both our physical,spiritual and mental state.
    My faith confirms my IAM status and it’s so wonderful to find myself suddenly surrounded by such positive warmth.

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  • Reply meticulousmick September 10, 2013 at 06:02

    Brilliant, brilliant answers Barbara. MM ????

    • Reply barbarafranken September 10, 2013 at 18:12

      Do you feel my curtsey to you… in thanking you for your kind words… Barbara

  • Reply peakperspective September 10, 2013 at 12:54

    Inspiring and thoughtful. Many thanks for the sage and important words.

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