• The Shero's Journey

    Welcome to The Shero’s Journey. It is my hope that you visit us often, find answers to your most critical life questions, and that your life has a little more love in it when you leave.

    A Shero is a woman courageous enough to master Read more >>

  • Connecting to the Inner Self

    Real transformation happens when we connect with our inner Self and radiate that Essence out to the world. A new awakening is possible.

    Human beings are re-evaluating their way of life based on an inner calling – no longer willing Read more >>

  • Women Who Put Their Oxygen Mask on First Make Better Lovers

    August 10, 2020, Comments Off on Women Who Put Their Oxygen Mask on First Make Better Lovers

    Clarity of Your Life Purpose Opens a Magical Portal to a Better Life

    Women are notorious for helping others before they take care of themselves. If thinking about being on an airplane and putting your child’s oxygen mask on second Read more >>

  • Your Queendom Defined

    Creating and living in your Queendom requires you to regularly connect with your Essence and discover how to express that divine love into your thoughts, words and deeds in a way that authentically transforms who you are and how you live your life.

    This powerful, transformational love energy is able to work through you in a way that it also benefits other people’s lives even if you are simply thinking about them.

    Your Queendom is as unique and exciting as each individual reading this post.

    Here on the Shero’s Journey we celebrate your uniqueness and welcome your energy to our community of talent and fascinating women.

    One of the most prominent qualities of a woman who lives in her Queendom is her ability to live with an open heart. She is courageous in her desire to express love in situations where others might typically close down their heart’s response because they feel to vulnerable or move into fear for any reason.

    An open, love-expressing heart is mandatory on the Shero’s Journey. It doesn’t mean you start out with this ability, but as you grow you pick up this skill and are able to execute more often. You are able to experience and express as a lover of life.

    To help you understand what life looks like when you live with an open heart, I am including below the qualities of an open heart vs. a closed one. I have also included how this quality expresses in your mind. Use it to gauge where you are and what take one quality today and add it into your current repertoire.

    Much love to you!

  • The Shero's Journey Chart

    The Call to Essence

    A yearning feeling that the way you currently live your life must change

    Living from the head is unsatisfying and has not created the life you desire and you urgently long to follow your heart

    Denial of the Call

    With declaration pronounced, the enemies converge

    All the reasons to remain the same bombard you

    I am not worthy, that is someone else’s responsibility, failing belief systems, fear of the unknown, or success and failure

    Journey Woman Emerges

    You know that the search lies inside and you have no choice but to find the answers

    Often a sister mentor, teacher or guide arrives in your life to show you the way

    There is a joyous awakening and you no longer doubt that a new world awaits you

    New World Dawns

    You set an intention and make the commitment to remain open to your path and its intuitive answers

    The journey woman arrives at the ultimate experience of loss, grief, or possible near death

    Death & Rebirth Climax

    This stage involves a significant loss of identification (with something or someone) and the only question that remains is, “Who Am I?”

    You must choose to resolve the initial polarity: will you ignore the signs or evolve into your new way of life? Die or become resurrected?

    The Treasure Remains

    No doubt you have been given a sacred gift; a treasure that loses some worth unless it is shared and given away to others

    This gift transforms your world without your effort but it can also change the lives of others as your story is retold

    You choose to create and live in your feminine Queendom and that legacy begins your path of living from an open heart

Creating and living in your Queendom requires you to regularly connect with your Essence and discover how to express that divine love into your thoughts, words and deeds in a way that authentically transforms who you are and how you live your life.

This powerful, transformational love energy is able to work through you in a way that it also benefits other people’s lives even if you are simply thinking about them.

Your Queendom is as unique and exciting as each individual reading this post.

Here on the Shero’s Journey we celebrate your uniqueness and welcome your energy to our community of talent and fascinating women.

One of the most prominent qualities of a woman who lives in her Queendom is her ability to live with an open heart. She is courageous in her desire to express love in situations where others might typically close down their heart’s response because they feel to vulnerable or move into fear for any reason.

An open, love-expressing heart is mandatory on the Shero’s Journey. It doesn’t mean you start out with this ability, but as you grow you pick up this skill and are able to execute more often. You are able to experience and express as a lover of life.

To help you understand what life looks like when you live with an open heart, I am including below the qualities of an open heart vs. a closed one. I have also included how this quality expresses in your mind. Use it to gauge where you are and what take one quality today and add it into your current repertoire.

Much love to you!

Welcome to The Shero’s Journey. It is my hope that you visit us often, find answers to your most critical life questions, and that your life has a little more love in it when you leave.

A Shero is a woman courageous enough to master the art of surrendering her ego to Essence and as a result, invites a flow of divine love into her heart that transforms her life as well as the lives of others.

This transformation is life-defining in somewhat uncharted and most often, unspoken about territory.

The qualities she brings into this new life include utter faith, trust, and surrender to her purpose and to the knowledge that everything will be provided to her as needed.

A shero answers a deep calling and longing from the inner self. The wisdom of her age no longer allows her to accept compromise or complacency. She demands to be who she is … no matter what the consequences.

I created the Shero’s model to include a woman’s perspective of her life journey and the unique experiences that occur for us – particularly at mid-life.

As most of you know, the hero’s journey has its roots in the male archetype, and I find it interesting that the different path for females isn’t spoken about.

Many women past the age of 50 are realizing that they have put their own dreams on hold while they supported everyone else: their children, spouse, friends, and even their own parents.

But now is our time and with that comes an increased sense of urgency that time is running out! We feel called to know who we truly are.

And when we make the decision to begin our journey of self-discovery, the Shero meets the inevitable challenges along the way.

But do not despair because there is also help along the way. Our community on this blog is full of people who are at one stage of this journey or another. And, they want to help you.

So check out the full model of The Shero’s Journey here (link) and join us in the conversation.

Prayer Creates Miracles

Prayer is Listening to Your Divine Self

Prayer is an opening up of our hearts to the source of divine power so that a flow of transformational love is able to express through you. Done properly, prayer can work miracles.

So what is missing when it doesn’t work?

Love.

Without being in the mood of love, prayer doesn’t move out from you. Love gives the prayer transformational power.

When we prayer for others, and especially when we pray for ourselves, unfortunately, we often want we think should happen. We are looking at the circumstances from a place of deep, personal opinion.

We all would love to make the world conform to our insights; but how unfortunate the world would be if that is how prayer worked.

You have to turn to your source, Essence, God or whatever term you are comfortable with and surrender up your personal opinion. Ask the source to reveal her opinion, her love, or her will. This practice leads to a much more powerful prayer and an attuned and happy life.

Go to your source in a humble, open manner in your prayer and offer up the situation that you are concerned about. Then be open to receiving the loving response you have asked for as this is a critical part of successful prayer.

As we learn to pray in this unassuming manner, we then become empty of resistance to source and instead become attuned and as a result, are open to receiving the results of the prayer.

If you have questions about what is the best possible outcome regarding the situation or person you are praying for, ask your source in prayer. “What is your will? Please show me what you want for this person or situation.” Then be still and receive with an open heart.

Let’s say you have feelings that are getting in the way. Maybe you feel guilty or frustrated because you have prayed before and have not seen the results you wanted. This means you are not clear and still in a state of “regular” consciousness versus a higher, more attuned state.

Sense your relationship with source as much as you can and then sense your relationship with the person you are concerned about and bring that person into your relationship with your source. “Lord please heal or help this person if it be your will.”  Don’t limit the situation by your own suggestions.

MAHAT-TYPE PRAYER

This kind of prayer requires you to go into a profound sense of compassion or empathy for humanity; a feeling of love for God and empathy with humanity so deep that you sense the other person’s being.

In other words, suddenly you feel like you are inside the person, like your face has their features or your body has their features.  Keep in mind that this is not the best practice for someone who is just learning to pray. It is possible to absorb someone else’s sickness or troubles.

If you are a beginner, start with feeling love. You care about someone so deeply you feel as if you are inside their body within their condition, then what you can do is take your hand, hold it as if blessing this person, or just think of the Lord holding her hand and blessing her. Use words such as, “May your love, blessings and grace be on this person.”

PUJA PRAYER

A great Indian saint by the name of Sri Ramakrishna used to think of the Lord as having form such as a loving Mother and he would think of himself as her child. He would then make an offering to the Mother of something that he loved. For example, once he wanted to pray for a devotee of his that traveled with him often and was not well so he offered Mother three ripe coconuts and said, “You know how I like coconuts Ma, who will I talk to when I go to Calcutta?”

Puja prayer is a way that enables people to sense the play, or what Sri Ramakrishna referred to as the Lila, between the individual and the Lord. Sri Ramakrishna felt this was a powerful way to pray for someone.

Invoke the Lord’s presence however it feels good to you. The offering should be something you care about and is symbolic of your love and offered up with devotion. Say something like, “I offer this up in <name> and may the benefits and blessing go to help her/him.”

BHAVA PRAYER

Begin with deep meditation on the Lord of your heart and enter into a mood of love or communion. Feeling this love deeply say, “Lord I am enjoying life sweetly, but the people in Africa are miserable. What can be done for these people who are starving, sick or in harm’s way?”

Be still and often you will receive some kind of inspiration about what you can do to help. Bhava prayer is like a conversation with your source. If you lose the mood of love, then you have become too objective. Try to get back to the mood of love.

If the Bhava (mood of love) gets more intense, beautiful and sweet, then your prayer is not disturbing the process of this marvelous relationship. Mystics like to have a picture of the person they are praying for and touch it to their third eye.  This creates a spiritual tie with that person.

Since the Divine abides within you, you are unleashing that spiritual activity from within to participate in this work of creation.  When you are praying for someone else, you are letting the Divine within you express with your full cooperation in the life of that person.

The source within us strives to express further creation through every individual, including you.  Anyone who willingly cooperates is an instrument of good. That’s how the Saints do it.

Author: Chris Jensen