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ISSUE DATE: August, 2004

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Ø A SPECIAL NOTE TO THOSE WHO MIGHT NEED IT
Ø  THE GIFT IS IN THE GIVING
Ø THE I AM FOUNDATION
Ø OPEN YOUR MIND - ENRICH YOUR LIFE!

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A SPECIAL NOTE TO THOSE WHO MIGHT NEED IT:

This is a time of transition. I know I'm not shocking most of you with this news, but it's important to acknowledge that this is a special time and the rules we've been operating under don't necessarily apply in the same way anymore. We know this past year has been escalating with the Harmonic Concordance, Mercury's close visit, the solar flares, the Venus transit, and measurable energy changes on our planet that are transforming life as we know it. It's now been discovered that we have Sedna, a 10th planet in our solar system, and the Hubble space telescope has discovered as many as 100 new planets orbiting stars in our galaxy. Life is changing and it's changing fast.

It's an interesting time to be alive, and yet it can also be challenging. Many feel challenged mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. I'm no exception. One thing seems to be certain - if you are one of the people that's needed for the evolution of the planet, you are being asked to release and let go of anything that no longer serves you on whatever level it might apply. We are no longer being allowed to hold on to anything that might hold us back. This is the time to commit to and actively release with great joy anything that you need to. Learn the lesson, let the rest go, and move on.

Many people have felt they have lost their passion, their motivation, or their vision. Still others feel they have lost their gifts or the ability to express them in the world. For most, this is a time of preparation for all the changes that are coming quickly now. .

This is not the time to give up. This is not the time to turn back. This is the time to remain firm in your faith and solid with your regular daily practices that support you. This is the time to be calm and steady. Be rigorous and committed to doing the things that serve you well. Ground yourself at least once a day. (If you don't have a practice for this, send me an email and I'll send you a copy of a grounding technique you can use.) This is the time to gather with people who are like-minded and share your experiences so you know that you're not alone. Not to criticize or complain, but to discover new options and insights.

Most of all, it is a time to remember you're here for a reason and that everything is happening under grace in a perfect way. It is already done, we are simply in the process now of the unfolding. For me, this is a time to begin to do something I've wanted to for a long time. I will begin sending my Enlightened Journeys newsletter on September 1st to talk about all of this. If you'd like to receive this newsletter, please visit www.EnlightenedJourneys.com to sign up.

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THE GIFT IS IN THE GIVING

I have to be honest. I made the woman cashier at BIG! LOTS cry. I had shopped and gathered three baskets full together at the check out line and she just kept saying, "This is so emotional". I just kept encouraging her by acknowledging that she was playing an important part in making a lot of people very happy.

I rarely make people cry when I shop, but today was something special. I had checked my "Giving" jar and found it quite full since I'd been on vacation last month, so I called one of my favorite charities to find out what was on their wish list. Then, I went shopping.

I wanted to have my money make a difference on their behalf, so I went to a discount store. As I went through the store, I was thinking of the abused women and children who didn't have the luxury of going out to buy what they desired. I was on a mission on their behalf.

As I took my carts, one after another, to the main checkout stand until I finished, I told them about my mission. Other shoppers came over to ask about what was going on as I checked out. I shared the story with them and they began to get excited, too.

When I delivered the bags of treasures to the organization, they were surprised. The woman I'd spoken to on the phone, Lisa, said she had no idea when I'd called that morning that I intended to do this. Then she said, "It feels like Christmas! It's so exciting!"

As I was finishing my purchase at the store, the cashier thanked me for making a difference in her day. She said she was going to go home and tell everyone about me, about what I'd done.

As the man from the store helped me out to my car, he asked me "You're really giving this all to charity?" Then, we began talking about the children. I explained to him that the children of the world need to know that life can be good and generous, that they can have their dreams, and that there are people out there who really care about them. We all need to know that we are counted and that we are visible. Even when we cannot be seen.

It's important to remember to give on a regular basis. It just feels good to be generous with an open heart. Giving is the other hand of our receiving to be in the flow of life. We must continually give to keep the flow coming to us and to expect to receive that flow in return for what we contribute.

Now, the truth is every gift should be given for fun and for free with no expectation of reciprocation. However, having done our part we are absolutely entitled to expect the Universe to increase our flow as the result of what we give out!

We all have something to give - a smile, a kind word, a loving gesture, a helping hand, a bouquet of flowers, a phone call of care, and, yes, the financial prosperity that we have been blessed with. Giving is an affirmation that we believe in the limitless abundance of the world - a powerful affirmation that we know there is always enough for everyone, including us.

It's important to know that we count and that we make a difference in the world around us. Give freely, give gratefully, and give with joyful anticipation of all that you are about to receive! YOU deserve it!

With prosperity and blessings,

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For information on Debbie’s Cleaning Out the Closet of Your Mind CDs and books, click here.

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"By the act of giving, you open the way for the things within your reach to appear quickly. These things have been wanting to come to you all the time, but were blocked by your lack of giving, because there was no free channel through which they could appear. Your giving opens and frees the channel. Always when there seems to be delay, confusion, or a block between you and your good, that block lies within you, and not in some outside circumstance or personality. When you give under divine guidance, you dissolve the block and open a channel for your good. Then nothing can stop its manifestation in your life!"

- Catherine Ponder, Secret of Unlimited Prosperity

THE I AM FOUNDATION

We need motivation and inspiration, but we also need to have practical, tangible information and tools to support us along the way. Hopefully this is a tip that will be of great value to you.

If you haven't heard about The I AM Foundation before, let me be the first to tell you that it is an incredibly wonderful place to get books and music for no cost (you pay the shipping and handling only). I had been looking for Catherine Ponder's work and found all of it here! There's a full range of books donated from well-known authors that are certain to enrich your life and suit any taste.

Best yet, you can make a donation to The I AM Foundation (easy to do online) to help support their mission to gift books and music worldwide. You can visit the website at www.IAMFoundation.org or call them directly at 619.296.2400.

One note to remember is that there is a $6.00 handling fee for every order. What that means to you is that it's to your advantage to have as many books as possible shipped to you at the same time to save on the handling charges (straight from Steve at The I AM Foundation!).

I was privileged to be gifted with 100 copies of Catherine Ponder's book The Prospering Power of Love to share with my clients. I can only tell you the book is a true winner full of powerful affirmations and stories - and absolutely in alignment with the work I share. I will be gifting these to people I see at my upcoming events (see the next section!) and sessions. I HOPE YOU'RE ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES!

"My rich dad gave money as well as education. He believed firmly in tithing. 'If you want something, you first need to give,' he would always say. When he was short of money, he simply gave money to his church or to his favorite charity. If I could leave one single idea with you, it is that idea. Whenever you feel "short" or in "need" of something, give what you want first and it will come back in buckets. That is true for money, a smile, love, friendship. I know it is often the last thing a person may want to do, but it has always worked for me ."

- Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad Poor Dad

OPEN YOUR MIND - ENRICH YOUR LIFE!

Talk about abundance!!! This month I wanted you to know about some of the extraordinary events that are coming up that can help you prosper and succeed!

CLEANING OUT THE CLOSET OF YOUR MIND with Debbie Friedman  

Your mind is like a closet full of all the memories, beliefs, and old programming; 90% is your unconscious that controls what you think, say and do. Discover how your mind works, what's held you back in the past, and what you can do to take control of your life today so that you can live the life you desire and deserve tomorrow. Transform your life forever by using proven, powerful techniques for consciously choosing to bring more of what you want into your life every day in every way! Thursday September 16th, 7 p.m. - 9 pm in Pacific Palisades. No charge. Email debbie@cleaningoutthecloset.com or phone 310.230.0872 to reserve your space.

MANIFESTING WEALTH with Debbie Friedman

Are you ready to live a life of true wealth and unlimited success? This amazing nine-step process for manifesting will change your life forever as you learn how to consciously create the life you desire and deserve. Learn the process for the secret of success and experience the magic that will instantly transform your financial fortune! This event includes a guided experience of the manifesting process. Thursday September 23rd, 7 p.m. - 9 pm in Pacific Palisades. No charge. Email debbie@cleaningoutthecloset.com or phone 310.230.0872 to reserve your space.

MANIFESTING MADE EASY WORKSHOP AND TELECLASS SERIES with Debbie Friedman

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO CONSCIOUSLY CREATE THE LIFE YOU LOVE TO LIVE? The Manifesting Made Easy Workshop will be held each Monday night in Pacific Palisades for eight weeks starting October 4th. This is a small group setting limited to 6 participants so that everyone receives individualized attention. For more information, click here. To register, call Debbie at 310.230.0872. The Manifesting Made Easy Teleclass Series of eight conference calls, with a limited group to allow for personalized coaching, will start Wednesday October 6th. These series include the Manifesting Made Easy Super Success Kit and private telephone consultation. For more information on this series and to register, call Debbie at 310.230.0872. Both series include 6 books, 9 CDs, and the guidance to help you learn how to use all the tools. If you're ready to create true wealth and success in your life, your opportunity may be right around the corner. Call to reserve your place today.

DISCOVER YOUR PASSIONS, LIVE YOUR DESTINY

Are you living a passionate, purposeful life? If so, don't bother reading this. But, if you are still struggling to get a grip on your purpose for being on this planet, then you don't want to miss this fr*ee teleclass on Tuesday August 31st with Janet and Chris Attwood. They'll get you on the road to living the life you were put here to live. For more details, go to The Passion Test.

WAKE UP…SUCCESS SUMMIT 2004

Are you ready for a networking event where you'll be with millionaire experts - people who have been where you are and made it big? Steven E., Mark Victor Hansen, Cynthia Kersey, David Cooper, John Assaraf, and the list goes on, will be sharing their expert wisdom to show you the way to wealth. September 10-12 at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego. To find out more about this exciting event, go to Wake Up Succeed.

YOUR MIND, YOUR MARKETING, YOUR MONEY FR*EE TELESEMINAR SERIES

Give yourself the gift of knowledge and take advantage of this incredible opportunity. In preparation for the live event (below) this continuing series of fr*ee weekly teleseminars features eight of the most pre-eminent experts in their fields. Each one offers you the opportunity to learn the precise techniques they have used to build their own successful empire allowing you to follow in their footsteps and guide your own destiny to the abundance you deserve. To learn more about this masterful series of free teleseminars, Click Here!

YOUR MIND, YOUR MARKETING, YOUR MONEY EVENT

Get ready for something big to happen in your finances! Participate for three intensive days in a groundbreaking, total immersion experience to kick down the barriers that are keeping you from your financial potential. Loral Langemeier, originator of the highly acclaimed "Live Out Loud" program, put this incredible seminar together. When she told me about this seminar, I asked if I could offer it to you since we're all interested in attaining our financial potential! This is the first time this event has been presented. Loral, Bob Proctor, Jay Conrad Levinson, Vic Johnson, Sandy Botkin, Bart Smith, and Jill Lublin will be sharing their expertise to help you leap to new levels of financial success. For all the details, Click Here!

TIME EXPANSION: HOW TO ACHIEVE MORE WITH LESS EFFORT

At the end of this amazing workshop you will have your perception of time transformed forever and you be treated to an amazing GIFT WORTH OVER $500. You won't believe your ears. To register please mention that I referred you in order to get your complimentary tickets regularly priced at $297 - Call 1-888-886-6847. When it comes to managing your time, you can have the greatest tools, strategies and systems in the world but unless you have the time to implement them you will find yourself overwhelmed, over committed, and overloaded. International Seminar Leaders/Speakers, Talk Show Hosts and Success Coaches, Adoley Odunton & Deborah Deras the world's #1 experts on Time Expansion will empower you with specific strategies and innovative technologies so that you have the power to choose when and where you want to work and to create a prosperous life doing what you love. Saturday, November 6th from 8-5pm.

"'Life is good!' I laughed and turned to my friend and asked her, 'Do you know why? Because I say so.' I recognized with perfect surety that I can live any life I choose. If I want to be happy, that's my choice. If others want to be miserable, that's up to them. I do not have to justify, explain, rationalize, apologize, or compromise my choice for joy. I create my own reality, just as you do. The universe is big enough to have all kinds of reality happening simultaneously, and none of us needs agreement from anyone to verify the world we choose to live in. What reality would you like to live in? Do you choose a world of love, abundance, and celebration, or one of fear, lack, and doom? The choice is yours - because you say so."

- Alan Cohen, A Deep Breath of Life

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You can contact Debbie Friedman, C.Ht. at debbie@cleaningoutthecloset.com or contact her directly at (310) 230-0872. Send this newsletter to all your friends, family and associates!

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Debbie Friedman, C.Ht.
Cleaning Out the Closet of Your Mind
15332 Antioch Street, #159
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Phone: (310) 230-0872
Fax: (310) 230-0972

Email: info@www.cleaningoutthecloset.com

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