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    The Processional Effect

    Posted on July 21st, 2012 in Uncategorized by chellie

    Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”

    202-July 21

    “Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.”—Charles F. Kettering

    What had happened to me, as I made a ninety-degree-angle turn from actress to bookkeeper, was a result of what seminar leader Roger Lane called “The Processional Effect.” As you pursue a goal, you accumulate knowledge and develop skills and abilities. Some of these are related to the goal you have chosen, but many are not. All of these new insights and abilities percolate inside you until, one day, you see another goal; something you couldn’t have seen from the place you started when you picked the original goal. From this new vantage point, another goal becomes clear. Now that you see the new goal, it looks shinier and brighter than the original goal. And you change goals.

    (Continued on page 202 of The Wealthy Spirit)

    Today’s Affirmation: “I am open to receive prosperity, joy, and love from all directions!”

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    When people ask me how to determine the “right” goal for themselves, not sure which choice before them is best, I just say, “Your best guess for today will do.”

    Goals aren’t about achievement of a dream. It looks like they are at first, but that’s an illusion. The joy of the achievement lasts about a minute and a half. The movie star that wins the Academy Award for Best Actor hugs the Oscar, giddily thanking everyone they ever met in their whole life, and parties all night in celebration.

    Then they go home, go to sleep, and the next morning what is it they want? Another acting job. They just want to continue their work, their art, their craft. It’s the daily doingness – the process of inventing and pursuing their goal – that creates joy in their life. The acknowledgment and applause is wonderful but it is a by-product, not the thing itself. The thing itself is the work – the daily exploration of human behavior, mood, friendships, enmities, glories and disasters. It’s the process that matters in the end. That is what is experienced daily, that is what creates a happy person – not the high point of an end goal.

    The painter doesn’t paint one picture, call it perfection, and sit and look at it for 60 years. Every day they paint, their glory is to paint, their desire is to paint, it is their life to paint. That they offer this to the world for understanding and communication, is the purpose of their lives and it is ongoing, continuing, unbroken, endless. There is no goal where you stop becoming.

    The importance of every goal is that it is a path leading you through this existence in a particular direction. You choose the initial direction, but life will take over and lead you on through byways and highways you can’t determine from your beginning. Years later you will look back and, with a sense of child’s wonder, will exclaim, “Ah, so that’s what I was doing there – that’s the lesson I was learning.” Your job is to pick a path and begin, but it doesn’t matter what you choose – life knows what you need and will guide you there.

    When I rejected acting because it wasn’t nourishing my soul any longer, I took the bookkeeping job, became the owner of the bookkeeping service, then started teaching Financial Stress Reduction® Workshops and wrote books, I was just “following my bliss” as Joseph Campbell said, taking each next step as it appeared because it seemed logical, felt good, and made me happy in pursuit of the goals I dreamed of.

    Now so many years later I can look back and see what was the underlying theme – that what most empowered me and made me happy was working with a small creative team to invent a common good that empowered everyone. The thing I enjoyed most about acting was rehearsal. It was the process of creating that was enjoyable – after the show was set and we just did endless repetitions of it, I was bored. The bookeeping job was with a small dynamic company filled with creative, happy, intelligent people that was growing – another small creative team with a goal to help our clients and ourselves to prosper and grow. The bookkeeping service was the same. Then when I started teaching workshops, I immediately rejected the Tony-Robbins-motivational-big-room-seminar-48-employee model and decided that small, interactive master-mind groups of 8-12 people was the way to go.

    I am 63 and I have just figured this out. So don’t worry if your life doesn’t seem to make sense or your choices are erratic and your goals changeable. You are being led by Life to your highest good and greatest bliss. What feels good to you today? What feels empowering and creative and exciting? Those are the signposts Life is giving you. Go do that.

    Affirm, Believe, Get

    Posted on July 20th, 2012 in Uncategorized by chellie

    Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”

    201-July 20

    “Success is moving from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”—Winston Churchill

    “I have a question,” said the psychotherapist in my workshop. We were mid-way through the eight-week session and dealing with surviving storms. “Let’s say you’re having a bad day and you’re doing your affirmations anyway.”

    “Yes,” I said, acknowledging the scene she had set.

    “But you’re not doing them with the enthusiasm that you usually do them.”


    “Does that matter?”


    The class erupted in laughter as she sighed and hung her head.

    I laughed along with them. “I know that’s not the answer you wanted to hear, but it’s the truth. What you need to do is keep doing the affirmations until you get the enthusiasm. This is where acting comes in handy: Act as if everything is wonderful, dream your dream, think about what you want to have happen, and pretend like it’s happening now. Feel the feelings that you feel when the good times are rolling. Talk yourself into feeling good now, in the present. That’s the energy you want to have when you start working your plan for success. Success comes in this order:

    1. Affirm and feel the emotion of success
    2. Believe you are a successful person
    3. Get the actual success

    Most people have it backwards. They want to get the success first, then they will affirm and feel the successful feeling, and after that they will believe they are successful. But you don’t get corn out of the field before you plant it. Just reverse the process! Then success will truly be yours.

    Before he became famous, Jim Carey went to the Hollywood Hills and shouted affirmations, declaring that he was a famous movie star got paid $10 million per movie. He has stated that he did this until he believed it. He wrote a check to himself for $10 million and dated it several years in the future. Years later, on that date, the check was good. When his father died, Carey put the check in his father’s pocket to be buried with him. He had practiced daily affirmations, believed in himself, envisioned his success as a major motion picture star, and then became the successful celebrity that he is today. Not the other way around.

    Today’s Affirmation: “I believe I have the power to achieve!”

    The following is a very pointed article about Women, Money, and Power by my friend, Deborah Peters. It is very much in alignment with a free teleclass I did titled “Women Don’t Ask” (you can access the recording at This is a powerful story!

    The concept of Women, Money and Power is not new. WE, women, have been driving at it for some time. Generations, Decades, Centuries.

    Take my name sake for example; Deborah in biblical times was a General. She rallied the troops (men) and commanded them to victory ~ and she fought along side of them. Interestingly enough she doesn’t get much play in either version of the bible. The Torah gives much more space to Deborah’s talents and accomplishments. In the Torah – Judges IV – Deborah was a Prophet. She sat under the Fig tree and the
    people came to her for advice.

    Women, Women in positions of Power, Authority, and Knowledge. If it’s been going on for eons; (Deborah was hot around 1125 B.C.) then what’s NOT happening now?

    A lot!

    Let me share an experience I had with you not too long ago. I’ve been a professional speaker since 1992 and have delivered customized Keynote speeches in over nine countries around the world. I stopped speaking for free in the mid 90’s and my current Keynote fee is $12,500 to give you some scope of how hard I’ve worked to develop my talent. In the professional speaking world; you can’t get a speaker bureau to represent you unless you’ve been commanding at least $5K for a 45 minute Keynote. So, in the grand scheme of the industry $12,500 is decent but hardly celebrity status.

    As part of my firm’s Suite of Services; we teach seminars on various Professional Development skills and tools and one of my participants asked me to provide a talk to her Professional Women’s Group. The topic in particular; was to be on Women, Money and Power. Her group is a non-profit organization to a specific industry with a small budget for such events. She offered me a stipend of between $500 and $600. This, combined with the networking/marketing opportunities would make my time worthwhile ~ I typically get most of my clients from being the expert delivering from the front of the room. It was also my way of contributing to her growth and development; which for my clients I am delighted to do.

    The usual follow up 48-24 hours prior to the event for last minute details revealed they were not willing to deliver on their commitment to pay the stipend. We had settled on $500. I had this event on my calendar for several weeks, had spent several hours knocking out the right language for the topic so that suited the Executives of the group and several more hours writing and developing the contents of the talk; including the interactive portion they requested. Their response was they didn’t have the budget and that I should go ahead and do the talk for free in hopes that I gained business from the talk.

    I put my Coaching hat on when my client delivered this news and suggested she go back to her Board Members and help them get perspective. There is so much wrong with this that I’m not certain where to begin. You must know that the purpose of inviting me to deliver such a topic was due to the frustration of the women members with hitting the “glass ceiling” in their corporate careers and typically loosing out
    to their male counterparts. I recommended she start with something like this: So, are you suggesting that we are not willing to pay a WOMAN to deliver the tools we need on a topic about WOMEN, POWER and MONEY and that we, at the 12th hour (or ever for that matter) expect her to deliver FREE a service that is the basis of her entire career/business?

    Is it any wonder that this is the topic they need(ed) the most?

    Let me unpack this issue for you: Had I subjugated myself and gone forward this is what would have happened:

    1) I would have sent them a direct message that I wasn’t worth being paid for my time/talent/expertise

    2) That they could indeed, display such bad behavior and sad business ethics and it was acceptable

    3) That it’s ok to work for free

    4) That they are right in asking for less, expecting less and accepting less

    5) That THEY aren’t worth it – whatever IT might be – Money, Power, Success, FREEDOM

    6) That my message was meaningless; I didn’t really mean what I had to say!

    7) That we as Professional women can treat other Professional women with disrespect

    8) That I should let them determine my worth

    9) That I was weak and would roll over and let them take advantage of me

    10) And, most importantly, I would be telling me/the Universe/God that I wasn’t worth it; that my work, talent, gifts and business were not worth being honored by fair and equitable payment.

    Their tact was, it’s ok if you don’t wish to speak for free; we are willing to cancel the event. Is this the best you’ve got? You avoid taking responsibility for blowing me off, badly I might add, given the topic of the speech. Is this your best out?

    Using this experience as a Coaching tool for my client was brilliant. It became more about her in that moment than anything because her greatest issue in her business is getting paid for what she is worth.
    My understanding based upon the career trajectory of the other members; this issue runs as a thread among them. Do you suppose this is why they wiggled out of having me address such a chaffing topic?

    Looking in the mirror at one’s inadequacies is never a great ball of fun.

    When I suggested this to my client; that she go back to her Board in a quick and swift conference call and get them to the table I could feel her shrinking on the other end of the phone. This was now revealing itself as another great fear – owning her power among her peers. It appears to me they were all supporting one another in being small and subscribing to the concept of the struggle and the glass ceiling. Here was a group of well educated, C level Executive Women with (I would hope) six figure salaries and between them they couldn’t chip in $50 – $100 each to pay my small stipend so they could gain the greatest tools possible to help them own their power in their careers?

    The sucking sound on the other end of the phone from her hyperventilating was overwhelming! This pushed her biggest self worth button of all time. What would they think, say, or do, if she were so bold as to not only request but orchestrate some accountability and insist they each chip in the cost of a decent dinner and a glass of wine to fund my fee. Unfortunately for all, they weren’t capable of stepping up to the plate; I say of course, with great sadness.

    To digress for a moment, if I were a man coming to speak, I highly doubt there would have EVER been an issue following through on payment. Is it any wonder Women have issues with Money and Power – getting it, keeping it and most importantly empowering other women to get it! This really is the real issue. And it’s the basis for the talk I had prepared to deliver.

    You see Women function from a different neurology than men do. It’s not better and it’s not worse ~ it just is what it is. And it is worth looking at because observing the differences in the genders and HOW they think provides great value. There is a great deal at play. Mostly, programming and conditioning.

    This is shown in a multitude of ways. For example men work together and help one another ascend in life. It’s very common for men to function much like a fraternity or band of brothers throughout life helping one another get to the next level. Now, before you argue how they also can be very competitive and cut throat; let me just say that goes without saying and is a given. It can be nasty, dirty and yet somehow it is just business.

    We all know that exists. My point is this; through my many years of Coaching top level performers around the world in high ranking positions that have typically been men; they’ve all managed to surround themselves with other men that prop them up.

    Recently watching a Joel Osteen sermon he speaks to this; don’t just surround yourself with people that are merely WITH you; rather, surround yourself with people that are FOR you. What we may all not realize is that by cutting someone off/down, they are in essence doing it to themselves. The male gender is brilliant at lifting one another up – rallying around the up and comer with the right introductions to the right people at the right time – and then advising the young whipper snapper on how to maximize the opportunities. They provide funding, support, guidance, encouragement and a swift kick in the pants if
    needed. This is a process that has been fostered, nurtured and encouraged for multitudes of generations. So much so it’s become a Neurology.

    We can only grow and expand in outward experience to the degree that our internal paradigm allows. The more we foster and fuel a particular pattern and program in our minds and hearts the more it becomes us until it is us. From there it shoots out like a sonar attracting to us that which is in alignment with it. As men have fostered this concept of a helping hand up for centuries – the boys are born
    with it….this is the edge they have. It has literally developed their Ajna/Third Eye over time to be most useful in application of achieving that which they go after. The Third Eye – this command and summoning center – the Eye of Intuition, the ability to see the future possibilities – to focus in and zero in on what’s next and a connection to the Pineal Gland – the gland of the Endocrine System = Fire. This can be developed for any gender – yet women haven’t as a mass done so over generations/life times.

    This more polished neurology shall we say, is very advantageous in taking action on that which is desired…imagine the exponential possibilities when done so throughout the generations for a whole gender.
    The Sense Organ/Action Organ of the Pineal/Ajna is a very useful neurology in success on the material plane. Where women have a tendency to compete with one another and feel threatened by other
    successful women, and even hold one another back, men consider the success of a prodigy to be a compliment.

    For example – a beautiful woman looking stunning will walk into a room and most of the women will find a fault in her – wrong color lipstick, did you see her hair, or that awful handbag etc. Only a few women will admire and compliment her command of attention. A well appointed handsome man walks into a room and is received with revere and awe of the power he commands.

    Basic differences in the wiring.

    So as we address the concept of the glass ceiling in career growth – is it a dying paradigm? How much of it is supported as much by women as it is by men? Is it the women who hold the women down and back from their next level of success? How much of it is a projection of our internal program – projecting into the world that gender is the divide when it comes to Money and Power?

    Deborah Peters is Founder of Neuro Engineering Institute; a Master Trainer in Neuro Linguistic Programming, a Business Coach, a Professional Speaker and a Mentalist based in Los Angeles and working Internationally. You can reach her at

    Copyright 2011 Deborah Peters Neuro Engineering Institute

    Memorial Days

    Posted on July 19th, 2012 in Uncategorized by chellie
        Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”

    200-July 19

    “The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.”—Christopher Crowfield

    The clock read 12:40 A.M. My heart hammered as I gripped the telephone, listening to my sister, Jane.

    “Mom’s been taken to the hospital in critical condition.”

    “I’m on my way,” I replied. I jumped out of bed, pulled on pants and a tee shirt, grabbed my purse, and was out the door. Alone in the car, I thought about mom. Bright and cheerful, she had just been to her 50th high school reunion, played golf with her friends, and baked a pie for the Memorial Day dinner we were having tomorrow. What had happened?

    I finally screeched into the hospital parking lot and rushed to the nurses’ station. “I’m here for Nell Campbell.”

    A blond nurse, her face a symphony of sympathy, glided over and took my hand. I knew then that mom was gone.

    Continued on page 200 of The Wealthy Spirit

    Today’s Affirmation: “I praise and honor my friends and family, whose support I treasure and whose love I return.”

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    I got a message from a friend that her dear husband of 23 years died suddenly on a Sunday afternnoon. I was shocked and saddened by the news, and thought of my own dear ones who are no longer with us here on Earth.

    As I searched for a sympathy card, I remembered one I had sent to a friend many years ago that had the most beautiful message. It was the story of a rose that grew through a wall where, though it could no longer be seen, was still alive and growing.

    I found that very same card! So here is the sentiment for those of you who grieve for lost loved ones:

    The Rose Beyond the Wall – from the writings of A.L. Frink

    Near a shady wall a rose once grew,
    Budded and blossomed in the Sun’s light,
    Watered and fed by the morning dew,
    Shedding it’s sweetness day and night.

    As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,
    Slowly rising to loftier height,
    It came to a crevice in the wall
    Through which there shone a beam of light.

    Onward it crept with added strength
    With never a thought of fear or pride,
    It followed the light through the crevice’s length
    And unfolded itself on the other side.

    The light, the dew, the broadening view
    Were found the same as they were before,
    And it lost itself in beauties new,
    Breathing it’s fragrance more and more.

    Shall claim of death cause us to grieve
    And make our courage faint and fall?
    Nay! Let us faith and hope receive–
    The rose still grows beyond the wall,

    Scattering fragrance far and wide
    Just as it did in days of yore,
    Just as it did on the other side,
    Just as it will forevermore.

    Life Missions

    Posted on July 18th, 2012 in Uncategorized by chellie

    Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”

    199-July 18

    “Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, advanced a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod.”—Aristophanes

    I believe that. I believe we come to this planet to learn and grow in spiritual understanding. It is school. When people have learned the lessons they’ve come to learn, helped the people they came to help, they move on to the next level of experience. It is hard for those of us left behind to say goodbye—we miss them. We may feel incomplete or that we have unfinished business or just that we want to hold them or talk to them one more time. We “rage against the dying of the light.” But I don’t believe the light dies—it just changes residence.

    A lot of the people I have known and loved in this life have left this realm of existence. For me, they are still alive. I think of them as my cheering section on the other side. I envision them having monthly support meetings to talk about my progress and give me some inspirational pep talks in my dreams. (Sometimes, when I’m not doing well, I think they meet daily.)

    When I’m afraid or lonely, I ask them for help. “Intercede for me!” I cry. “Help me out of this mess!” I always picture them laughing when I do that. “Come on, Chellie,” they chide me. “You know better than that! You chose this. Choose again!” They make me laugh, too. We sign off with “I love you.” They are with me always.
    Love never dies.

    Call a meeting of your spiritual guides—from this world or the next. Ask for guidance. Look for wisdom. Pray for enlightenment. And love.

    Today’s Affirmation: “I am love, you are love, we are all love.”

    I went for a walk in the woods this morning, enjoying the crisp green shrubs and eucalyptus trees, the sharp sunshine, and the birds chirping in the brush. I walk before the summer camp Tumbleweed starts, and greet the horses chewing their straw as they await the young campers.

    I thought back to Camp Arbalado, a YMCA camp in the San Bernardino mountains, that I attended several years running for a week or two. I loved those summers! Making mom earrings out of manzanita and chartreuse lichen (she would graciously put them on and show me she was wearing them, and change them in the car before she got where she was going), catching lizards, doing KP after meals in the mess hall, and singing around the campfires every cool evening surrounded by my friends.

    We had a cheer as we hiked the dusty trails:

    Ma hee ma ha ma ho
    Ramanicka bomanicka
    Nit tat nat tat
    Soap fat rag
    Hobba gobba ricka racka
    Hobba gobba firecracka
    Hobba gobba razoon
    Johnny play your bazoon
    Sis boom bah
    Wanda witch
    Rah Rah Rah!

    Wanda was the Camp Supervisor and a darling. Everybody loved her and “Wanda Witch” was a term of great affection.

    I remember the frozen surprise of our counselor the day we dumped a pail of water on her when she walked through the door of our cabin. I remember the kangaroo courts where we convicted campers of crazy rule infractions and sentenced them to silly penalties. One day our whole cabin missed dinner entirely because we were sitting on the hillside at the camp chapel watching the shapes of unicorns and castles and Indians form in the clouds. Even now I can feel the sun baking my face and the breeze cooling the sunburn into freckles. The love of nature and boon companions echoes through the years to this day.

    Indulge your memories of places and faces of long ago and the joy you had once you can experience again and again. So much of this life is a great blessing.

    My daily prayer is “Thank you, God, for blessing me indeed, for enlarging my territory, for your hand always being with me, that I bring joy, light, love, peace, prosperity and happiness to all I meet, including myself.” (reworked from “The Prayer of Jabez”). I love my life, and so many happy memories.

    Choose Beliefs That Make You Happy

    Posted on July 17th, 2012 in Uncategorized by chellie

    Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”

    198-July 17

    “Life precedes form and life survives the last atom of form. Through the countless days proceeds the life-ray, the one, like a thread through many jewels.”—The Book of Dzyan

    One lazy Sunday afternoon, I opened up my keepsake trunk and pulled out some of my old scrapbooks. Nostalgically, I reminisced over pictures of high school dances, dried flowers from the corsage I wore at the cotillion, drama reviews of plays performed, bits of cheerleading pompon. I remembered the hopes and dreams of the girl I was then and the fun I had dancing through days dappled with sunlight and shadows.

    The phone rang, bringing me back to current reality. It was my friend, Carol. When she asked me what I’d been doing, I told her I had been having fun looking through my “remembrances of things past.”

    “Ugh,” Carol exclaimed. “I hate to do that.”

    “You do?” I asked. “Why?”

    “Because it reminds me how fast life is passing and how much time is gone already. I’m getting older and there’s a shorter and shorter length of time left to live.”

    “Well, of course, that’s true. But then there’s the next life to look forward to!”

    “No, I don’t believe in that,” said Carol. “There’s only one life and this is it. I’m an atheist. When you die there’s nothing.”

    “Oh, I can see why that would make you feel bad. It must be scary, too,” I commiserated.

    Carol agreed that it was very scary—and depressing.

    “Well then, Carol,” I said, “I think you should change your beliefs. We are both experiencing the passing of time, but I’m happy about it and you’re miserable.”

    “But I believe what I believe!” she protested. “I can’t just change my beliefs!”

    “Sure you can,” I replied. “Look at it logically: If you’re right, when I die—I won’t know. There’ll just be nothing. But I’ll live this whole life happily, thinking my beliefs are true. Your belief, on the other hand, makes you miserable. And if I’m right, and there’s a life on the other side of this one, you’re going to be very surprised. And you would have been unhappy all this time for no reason. So the smart choice is to choose a belief that makes you happy to believe it right now!”

    I’m not sure she got it. Do you? Re-examine all your beliefs right now. What limiting beliefs do you have—about anything—that make you miserable? Find evidence to believe things that make you happy instead. You can believe that “the world is a terrible place” and prove it by example. But I can say, “The world is a beautiful place,” and prove it just as easily. For which belief do you want to gather proof? Do you want to think positive or not?

    Today’s Affirmation: “All my beliefs are positive and make me happy!”

    The 3 Aspects of Self

    I was on vacation in Bali about 25 years ago and had the opportunity to go parasailing. Part of me was excited to do it and part of me was filled with fear. It took me an hour to get up enough nerve to put on the harness and allow myself to be lifted into the air. As I sailed through the air high above the water, I had two opposite feelings simultaneously. “How could that be?” I wondered. How could I feel exhilarated and at the same time so scared?

    The answer to this question was recently revealed during a class I am taking called Awakening To Life taught by Craig Hamilton. He talks about who we are from three aspects: the ego self (who lives in duality), the Self with a capital S (called the non-duality realm, our divine, eternal, immortal, infinite Self) and a third self he names the evolutionary self. It is this self that the class is exploring and becoming more familiar with.

    When I identify with my small self, I feel overwhelmed, exhausted, angry, unstable, confused, unhappy and frightened. That is the part of each of us that has concerns, issues, problems, fears and suffers confusion. The part of me that feels exhilarated is my evolving self. That is the part of each of us that loves, laughs, enjoys, is curious and compassionate. Usually one is dominant and the other lingers unnoticed in the background. When I was swept up into the air on my parasailing adventure, both parts emerged to the forefront simultaneously. I felt the fear of my small self and the joy of my evolving self at the same time.

    The evolutionary self uses the human body to see, hear, smell, taste and feel the world of time and space. This evolving self is curious not afraid, excited not threatened, expanded not contracted, clear seeing not confused. When I identify with this aspect of who I am, I welcome change, have lots of energy, feel alive, care deeply, and am content to live in the mystery of not knowing what’s next.

    In class, we did an exercise this week in which I was guided to look at my current life from the perspective of my evolving self. I was shocked at what emerged. Instead of being overwhelmed by how many things there are to do, my evolving self saw all those things as opportunities for fun, miracles, aliveness, flow and got excited about taking them all on. It knows all things are possible; it has no idea “how” things will evolve but with all the excitement of a child, it looks forward to the adventure!

    I am getting better at calling forth my evolving self to be dominate and inviting my small self to linger in the background, be silent and just watch the unknown become known. It is a practice that only gets practiced when I become aware that my small self has snuck into the dominant position and my evolving self has silently faded into the background. When I hear the frustrated voice of my small self in overwhelm, I stop, shift my attention to my evolving self and ask what it sees. My bad mood vanishes and often I break out in laughter of the absurdity of the narrow view of the small self.

    This year life events have besieged me raising my stress levels and throwing me out of balance. Craig’s Awakening To Life class is helping stabilize me and getting me back on track. I am very grateful to be learning and practicing seeing the world through the eyes of the evolutionary self. I look forward to sharing more insights with you as the class unfolds.

    Until you return, fill your days with GIGGLES, JOY, and APPRECIATION!

    Sylvia Silk, D.D. Director of the Institute For Balanced Living, Los Angeles,CA, USA
    DoctorofDivinity, SpiritualCoach, ReconnectiveHealingPractitioner, Writer


    The Businessman and the Wise Woman

    Posted on July 16th, 2012 in Uncategorized by chellie

    Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”

    197-July 16

    “To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent, that is to triumph over old age.”—Thomas B. Aldrich

    “Getting old isn’t what it’s cracked up to be,” complained the aging rich and powerful businessman. “What’s left of my hair is gray and I have aches and pains I never had before. They never told me that.”

    “Of course they told you that,” said the wise woman.

    “No, they told me I’d have money, power and prestige,” he replied.

    “Well, you do have that,” she said.

    “But it doesn’t matter!” he cried.

    “Ah,” she said. “That’s what they never told you.”

    Today’s Affirmation: “I am young at heart, rich in life experience, and loving in spirit.”

    I’m delighted to invite you and your friends to my free teleclass this Thursday:


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    This is the Tao of Chellie in a nutshell:

    1. There are two kinds of people in life “Your People”
    and “Not Your People.” Anyone who mentions age, looks, height,
    weight, or any other non-relevant issue for not hiring you is “Not
    Your People.” Here’s the four-letter word to use in this
    situation: “Next!”

    Dolphins on Etruscan bowl

    2. Yes, there’s a lot of discrimination in business and no,
    the entry level jobs don’t pay well. This is the way it was when I
    was acting and clerking in the 70s and 80s and I’m hearing the same
    complaints from people now, so this probably isn’t going to change
    anytime soon. There are always perky young things who are willing to
    do anything for a foot in the door and when supply exceeds demand it
    depresses prices. That’s basic economics. Your only chance is to
    find an enlightened company that needs and values your particular
    skills – and is willing to pay top dollar for them – or create your own

    3. Women need to be more aggressive in the marketplace. This
    doesn’t mean you have to be a ball-busting screamer, but you have to
    learn to SELL. When I owned my bookkeeping service, I complimented
    the team regularly. Every time I did, within an hour, all the men
    who worked for me were in my office asking for a raise. None of the
    women did. I wondered why that was–I think it’s because in school
    you got good grades and pats on the back for doing a good job. So
    when we get that in business, it feels natural. We just missed the
    part about having money attached and that we have to ask for it or
    it is withheld.

    4. There are two tracks in every business – administrative and
    sales. The heads of companies always come from the sales track,
    never the administrative. If you really want to make money, find
    something you believe in and get a job selling it on commission. You
    will learn how to create money really fast! Getting someone to hire
    you and pay you the money you want is a sale. Asking for a raise is
    a sale. Asking your kid to clean up his room or your spouse to go
    with you to the movie you want to see – those are sales, too, and
    women are selling all the time. It’s a natural skill – just use it
    to make money and get the job you want.

    5. Success is a percentage game. There will always be a lot
    more “Nos” than “Yeses” along the way to success. It took me a year
    and a half to find a publisher for my first book, but I didn’t care
    how many “Nos” I got, I was determined to find a publisher who
    believed in me and my work, and eventually I did. The “Nos” don’t
    matter–only the “Yeses” do. You just keep going until the “Yes”

    6. AGE: I started my workshop business at age 42, got a
    publisher for my my first book at age 53 and my second book at age
    57. I’m 63 now and I’m not done. Are there people who will discount
    me or discredit me because of my age? Yes. Do I care? No. True self
    esteem is this: anyone who doesn’t like you is an idiot.

    A Home Office for Balance

    Posted on July 15th, 2012 in Uncategorized by chellie

    Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”

    196-July 15

    “If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.”—Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    Everyone seems to struggle with balance—how to leave personal problems at home while at work, and leave work problems at work while at home.

    Patricia owned a “pet hotel,” a wonderful place for boarding animals. She loved her work, was consumed by her work, ate, drank, slept, breathed her work. Her passion was terrific and made her a great businesswoman, but she had trouble turning it off so she could relax when she was at home. It was beginning to have a negative affect on her relationships with her family.

    When we talked about this problem, we saw that she had a habit pattern of always thinking about work. It was her passion, but she needed to turn it off some of the time. She needed to learn to be fully present with her family and enjoy her time with them.

    The best way to break an old destructive habit is to replace it with a new constructive one. We decided to designate one room in her house as her imaginary “home office.” Whenever she found herself thinking about work, she had to stop whatever she was doing and go to her “office,” shut the door, and stay there until she was done thinking about it.

    It only took about two weeks for Patricia to stop thinking about work when she was at home. She would be cooking dinner, start to think about her office payroll, and have to go to her “home office.” She would be working in the yard, start thinking about hiring another employee, and have to go to her “office.” Her husband would catch her thinking about work and tell her to go to her “office.” It became frustrating to leave her home project and have to go to another room, so she would start catching herself and make herself think about her home and family instead. She began to trust that work was going fine and she didn’t need to obsess about it every moment in order to keep it humming. She began to live in the present moment instead of in her mind. The tension eased from her body, the worry lines disappeared from her face, and she had more upbeat energy when she was at work. She was happier and so was her family. Her income went up, too.

    As an actress, I was taught to leave my personal problems at the stage door. As workers, we need to leave our office problems at the home door. Create a space at home and designate it as your “home office.” Then make yourself go there when you start thinking about work. You will train your mind and spirit to be present in the same space as your body. Your mind will be where you are, instead of miles away. Your family will enjoy your presence. And you will enjoy theirs.

    Today’s Affirmation: “I relax into the flow of life and let my mind, body, and spirit soar.”

    Lupe Soto, founder of the LIPS (Ladies International Poker Series) tournaments, had a special “Secret Mission” during the Ladies event of the World Series of Poker, last year. In the weeks leading up to the tournament, she and her sidekick Jaqueline Britton, gathered names and bodies for rehearsals. I was delighted to be included but then hurt my back and couldn’t participate, but I cheered loudly from the sidelines!

    Jennifer Winter, a member of our flash mob, shared this with us afterwards, and it is a perfect “Wealthy Spirit” story: “Ladies, a friend of mine wrote this after being inspired by our flash mob and I thought it was lovely”:

    Why I Love Flash Mobs

    Every time someone on Facebook posts a video of a flash mob, I watch it. And every time I watch it, I start laughing and crying. Why is it that watching this trending phenomenon elicits such joy in me? I had to stop and think about that.

    One of the reasons flash mobs cause me joy is because the are lavish, flamboyant, generous and completely unnecessary. Just like Christmas lights and flower gardens, they serve no purpose other than to give pleasure. And, like other unnecessary, lavish, and temporary joys such as ice sculptures in warm rooms and chalk sidewalk art on cloudy days, their value lies in the fact that they are temporary and unnecessary. They say, “I’m here for a moment in time to bring you joy. You don’t need me, you didn’t even know you wanted me, but now that I’m here, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without me.”

    Another reason is that I love surprises. Like a rainbow on a dreary day, these mobs burst forth unexpectedly. Henry David Thoreau said, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” The beneficiaries of a flash mob performance might be going about their daily lives in quiet desperation, but the flash mob breaks through that quiet and forcibly brings the song to them.

    The last reason flash mobs bring me such joy is the sheer heterogeneity of the mobs. They are the human spectrum, and while they are surprising crowds with their song, no one cares about their gender, religious or political affiliation, age, physical appearance, ethnicity or any of the other human differences that typically divide us; there are no “isms” in joy.

    Only one thing mars my joy as I watch these videos and that is the sight of those in the crowd who just don’t get it. While others are clapping, laughing, singing or dancing along, taking pictures, or holding out their phones to share the joy with a friend, these are the people who continue to shop with hardly a glance at the gift bestowed upon them. These people amaze me. How can they do that? What relevance can that jar of olives have when there is a rainbow in the room? I can only pity them because these are the ones who will “go to the grave with the song still in them.” As for me? Bring it on! My hope is that someday, somewhere I will be going about my ordinary day and all those people around me will turn into that lavish, flamboyant, generous and completely unnecessary thing called a flash mob.

    Cynthia Wilson is a free-lance writer living in Wichita, KS – you can contact her at

    The Second Law of a Thousand Times

    Posted on July 14th, 2012 in Uncategorized by chellie

    Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”

    195-July 14

    “Just because you made a mistake doesn’t mean you are a mistake.”—Georgette Mosbacher

    The First Law of a Thousand Times is that we have to hear the truth a thousand times before we understand it. The Second Law of a Thousand Times is that after understanding the truth, it takes a thousand attempts to make it a part of your life before it works. After a thousand tries, you are finally able make the new truth a part of your life and you are changed.

    The process of change is often slow. It seems that we do what doesn’t work over and over, watching ourselves fail, before we get the glimmer of the idea that if we want things to change, we have to change ourselves—otherwise, they don’t change. Then we think about change for a long time, fearful of what the new challenge will bring, while the committee in our heads rages arguments pro and con. Finally, it hurts so much to continue the way we are that we make the decision to actually change. Next, we get to watch ourselves continue to be and do the old ways that we know don’t work. We feel powerless to escape the habit we have built.

    Suddenly, in one moment, we think the new thought and do the new action in a seamless, effortless triumph over our past. This happens around the 300th time we make the attempt. We feel how good the new choice feels and we celebrate that we have finally changed. Then, we backslide and do things the old way, again and again. Then, on the 551st try, we do the new change brilliantly once more. Now we’ve got it, the new feeling of the new way of being and doing is clearer. We slide back again into the old habit, but then we accelerate the number of times we do it right. We backslide less often, and succeed more often.

    Finally, on the 1,000th time, we’ve made the new change a part of our new selves.

    Be patient with yourself as you work on your changes. Bless the process, keep courage and heart in your spirit, and move forward. One step at a time. The 1,000th time will arrive.

    Today’s Affirmation: “I embrace changes that make me stronger, wiser, and richer every day.”

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    I love this piece by my friend, Jeannine Wiest – such a great example of how understanding oneself helps us to move through our problems to success!

    The Flow
    By Jeannine Wiest, Certified Craniosacral Therapist

    Years ago I spent a week at a goddess workshop on the Big Island of Hawaii. The leaders were strong women with unique offerings designed to help each participant do her inner goddess work. They had handouts and amulets, and we swam with dolphins, and I had a spiritual encounter with a sea turtle in the ocean, mirroring me. But my biggest revelation that week was not on the schedule. It was a dramatic outburst. I revealed my psychic wound and had a chance to transform it.

    From the time we landed at the airport, everything went wrong. When finally we got going, it was dark, and I was squished inside a van with lots of bags, women I didn’t know, and four hours late. My plan was to join two friends to find our inner goddess in paradise, but at that moment I felt as if I were Persephone on her way to Hades.

    I was exhausted after an awful, winding drive, but the moment we arrived at the site, one of the leaders had us draw self portraits. We were supposed to have arrived for a sunset ceremony that had transformed into a welcome ceremony and the self- portrait exercise with crayons and colored pens. I chose a brown crayon and drew a bed with a stick figure lying on it. Passive aggressive, but I needed this gooey stuff to stop. I wanted my bed.

    After the ceremony I finally saw my bed. Or should I say, my half a bed. I was to room with three women, my two friends and the third, a stranger, my new bedmate. I was livid. I stormed down the stairs of this elegant home and fumed “I am a grown up and I need my own bed.” Everyone stared at me, but they did put a mattress out on a private lanai. There I slept without dreaming.

    I’m proud that I made sure my needs were met that first night, but I’m not proud of the way I did it. I exclaimed that I was a grown up, but my behavior showed otherwise. The leaders held space for me to rant as I needed to although the question is, “who was running the show just then?” And I know now that my invisibility wound from childhood was in charge, and the work I needed to do that week was going to happen whether I was a grown up or a child. My outburst, while messy, was perhaps more effective than anything the organizers had planned for.

    In cranial work we talk about peeling the onion. Years have passed since that weekend, and the woman I was to have shared a large bed with is now my best friend. I wonder if I had allowed the evening to unfold in its own perfection, if I might have spared myself the angst of that first evening. Obviously at that point in my journey, I needed the angst, needed to feel something to come up against. I wasn’t yet ready to trust the unfolding, the magic of meeting a stranger who would become someone I love. I see the irony now, and I also realize that however I chose to approach my needs that week, the opportunities to work with my invisibility wound were all around me, starting with the challenges of that first evening. I tell this story to suggest to you, and to remind myself, that worries and wondering about “this” or “that” workshop aren’t important. When you arrive at your destination, you needn’t wait for the workshop to start. It already has.

    Jeannine Wiest,CST, is a certified, advanced craniosacral therapist in Los Angeles. Her company Cranial Alchemy offers group classes on Finding and Restoring Your Creative Brilliance.With her private hands-on clients, she specializes in helping them transform traumatic energy that’s trapped in their bodies so they can connect with their creative power.

    The Jar of Quarters

    Posted on July 13th, 2012 in Uncategorized by chellie

    Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”

    194-July 13

    “Fall down seven times; get up eight.”—Japanese Proverb

    My secretary, Joanne, was terrific. Bright, thoughtful, energetic—I hired her on the spot. As we worked together over the next few months, there was only one problem: She wouldn’t proofread her work. We fell into the habit of her preparing a rough draft, I would proofread the letter, then she would type the final. But often the final draft would also have a typo or two and would have to be done again. It finally dawned on me that this was not an efficient use of my time.

    The next morning, I brought a big jar to the office. I put it on my desk, and I told Joanne that the proofreading of her work needed to be reassigned because I could no longer spend time on it. She asked who was going to do it now. “You are,” I said. She laughed and said, “Oh, Chellie, you know I’m no good at that! I’ve tried.” “Well,” I said, “I think you’re going to try harder. You may not work here forever, and my goal is to train you to be so fabulous in your work that when you hand a letter to someone for it to be signed, they can rely on you to have done it perfectly every time. This will get you trust, promotions, and more money.

    “From now on, I am going to charge you a quarter for every mistake I find in your work. Each typo, every misspelled word, every missing punctuation mark will cost you. I brought this jar to put the quarters in.” Joanne laughed a little and remarked, “That’s a big jar. You must think I make a lot of mistakes.” “Prove me wrong,” I replied, as I gave her some letters.

    The first letter cost her seven quarters. We watched together as they clinked into the bottom of the big jar. She went off to do another letter. Five quarters. Day in and day out for the next several weeks, the quarters piled up in the jar. It was beginning to cost her real money. She started getting frustrated with the game, and determined not to fill up that damned jar. She was now motivated to change. We both cheered the day she turned in a perfect letter and no quarters had to go in the jar. She had succeeded in changing her habit. We went out to lunch on the jar money.

    Years passed, and eventually Joanne left to take another position. Over time we lost touch. Then one day, I got a phone call from her—she was working in management and very successful. She said that of all the things she had learned while working for me, the lesson that always stood out in her mind was paying a quarter to the jar for mistakes. Now she had her own secretary. And she was the one with the jar of quarters on her desk.

    Got a bad habit you’d like to change? Get a jar.

    Today’s Affirmation: “I work in perfect harmony with the time and tides, and rivers of money flow in to me.”

    I want to get a jar of quarters for our politicians. They’re making lots of mistakes with ours! Before I make any Democrats or Republicans angry, let me say I’m a middle-of-the-road kind of gal and tend to call myself a “Republicrat”.

    I’m rather fiscally conservative and mostly socially liberal, see? But what disturbs me now is that the game of politics has become an end in itself instead of being a means to accomplishing an end: a wonderful society where people with the talent and drive to succeed can get ahead but also where those with lesser abilities or resources can still have a fine life.

    Better political analysts than I am have been pointing out the irrationality of the Republicans wanting to beat the Democrats at any cost and make sure that President Obama is not reelected this year, even if it means stalling needed legislation that they would otherwise be in favor of. I’m sure that it works vice versa in places, too. The problem is that politicians are supposed to represent us, The People, and work hard for our best interests. But it takes so much money to get elected that it’s no surprise if our politicians are indebted to their big corporate donors and then must work a little harder for their best interests. They spend most of their time hobnobbing with each other and lobbyists and I think they tend to forget not everyone has a pension and full medical benefits for the rest of their lives.

    I just want to remind them that they’re in charge of legislation that affects all of us, not just the people who are doing well and want to do even better. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to get ahead – this is a wonderful country where it’s possible to do that. But I notice a lot of companies are just a little too obsessed with the bottom line, making every nickel count, and perhaps not paying enough attention to making things great for their employees who make it happen. Why give such exorbitant salaries to the CEOs at the expense of living wages for everyone else? We need a little more equal distribution now. It’s better for everyone when all of society is healthy and has enough to live on.

    Politicians need a visual reminder of this. So I want them to put a quarter in a jar every time they vote to give more money, benefits, and services to those who already have an abundance of them, and put a quarter in another jar for every time they give more to the general populace in social services available to all.

    Which jar do you think will have the most money in it at the end of a year?

    Little Actions

    Posted on July 12th, 2012 in Uncategorized by chellie

    Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”

    193-July 12

    “It’s no good running a pig farm badly for thirty years while saying ‘Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer.’ By that time, pigs are your style.”—Quentin Crisp

    Your life is the sum total of all the little actions you take, your daily habit pattern. Successful people are those whose daily habits add up to something great. You don’t suddenly one day, write a book. You write a paragraph today. Then tomorrow, you write another one. And the next day, another. On a great day, you write a whole page, loving it. On a bad day, you stare at a whole page, hating it. But every day, your goal is to write; your discipline is to write; your support structure is to write.

    Don’t say: “I wish I could write.” Or “I wish I had time to write.” You can write—just do it; you have time—the same twenty-four hours everyone has. Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison said, “I wrote at the edges of the day,” before her children awoke in the morning and after putting them to bed at night. It was this commitment to her voice and her vision, carried out through little actions every day, that brought her world-renowned success.

    (Continued on page 193 of The Wealthy Spirit)

    Today’s Affirmation: “Every action I take today creates my glorious success.”

    Why a Chief Inspiration Officer is smart business

    When told they had to shave $3.8M from their budget, one thing the University of Idaho felt was far too important to lose was their $112,500 part-time Chief Inspiration Officer. As you might imagine, they’re getting a lot of pushback on this. But the Provost says, it is “absolutely worth the money. She’s helping us reshape our culture.”

    By “culture,” they don’t just mean happy people who like working together. They’re talking about a culture of purpose.

    So what’s so important about that? Well, let’s look at just a few ways developing a culture of purpose directly impacts profitability.

    BETTER HIRING A clear culture of purpose informs your hiring. You attract and recognize the right people. They are a good fit and improve your employee retention. Have you taken a look recently at the cost of replacing people????

    INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY People work differently when they’re working for a purpose other than their paycheck. Given a choice: someone who only cares about doing their time and getting the check vs. someone who only cares about keeping their job vs. someone who cares deeply about making your organization excellent. Which would you choose? People who work for organizations with a culture of purpose don’t just work longer and harder, they bring passion to it and care about what they do. You’ll see the difference in your bottom-line.

    EFFECTIVE DECISION MAKING Creating a culture of purpose is actually all about planning. You know how much time and money planning saves. When you’ve planned out a culture of purpose, your decision-making process is clear and universal. Decisions are focused and consistent. You’ll save massive amounts of time by avoiding delays and explorations of choices that have nothing to do with your mission. Extrapolate this to every decision maker in your organization and multiply by what they’re paid. Huge impact.

    QUALITY CLIENTS Think about your own product loyalties. Guaranteed, the companies you care about have a clear purpose. You count on them for excellent products and service. You don’t care about companies that don’t communicate and deliver on their caring about delivering something of value to you, and perhaps even something bigger. Why would you? Clients flock to organizations that stand for something bigger than lining their own pockets. When you stand for something meaningful, clients come to you, stay with you, refer you, talk about you, do a lot of your marketing for you, and pay more for what you offer. Any question this impacts your bottom line?

    GROWTH it ain’t your father’s economy out there. Growth today will not overlook a lack of vision and purpose. There is too much competition out there ready and able to fill any gap you leave open. Growth and the ability to change are the core competencies of success. If you want to grow you need them. And if you don’t want to grow, you’ll be replaced by someone who does.

    You need a Chief Inspiration Officer if:
    • There’s no sense of energy and purpose in your organization
    • Clients aren’t coming to you
    • Clients aren’t loyal
    • Staff won’t go the extra mile
    • You have a lot of turnover
    • Decisions take forever and take you down wrong paths
    Someone in the leadership of your organization needs to hold, clarify and communicate your message. Keep everyone on track. Remind everyone of your purpose, holding your vision. Facilitate agreements on how you make decisions, how you hand-off to one-another, who you work with and who you don’t, what you do and what you don’t do.

    But just having purpose isn’t enough. You need to communicate it. Cultivate it. Coach it. Design it in to each team member’s role and responsibilities.

    This is not “HR’s Job.” Slotting this into HR means overwhelming your HR people and overlooking the place it’s needed most and where culture originates before rolling downhill: senior management.

    You can call the role Chief Inspiration Officer, Chief Culture Officer Chief Purpose Officer. Call it whatever you want. But whatever you call it, get one.

    There’s a reason the brands you know invest millions in developing culture and purpose. That’s how they got where they are. And the companies that don’t? You probably haven’t heard of ‘em.

    Today’s Guest Blogger:
    Sharon Rich is the founder and Chief Growth Engineer at Leadership Incorporated. She works with smart ambitious leaders in smart ambitious organizations of $5-50M who are committed to growing the business. Her clients have a strong sense of purpose, yet aren’t making progress on critical high value initiatives. Sharon gets them clear, unstuck and achieving their objectives with confidence.