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Welcome to the SparksCast. Broadcasting from SparksPress.com and Virginia Beach, VA. This is episode number #001 on December 27, 2013.

INTRO: The SparksCast offers practical techniques for creating what you want in life. This podcast features ways of thinking and ideas for enhancing intuition. The areas of career, health, and relationships are the main topics as well as New Age tools and techniques. Listen weekly for self-development ideas and mindset tweaks. Often a tiny adjustment in perspective and mindset can make a huge impact. Also, please visit SparksPress.com and submit your email address for the free and ad-free Bliss or Bust tip of the week.

PART ONE: Hi this is Stevie. Today I want to talk about planting seeds for the new year. 2014 is nearly upon us and it is all very exciting. I wanted to encourage you to take a few minutes to think about how it’s going to feel this year. What are you going to accomplish and how is it going to feel. What is it that you really want and how is it going to feel? Spend some time thinking about how you want to feel this year. This is something that you can practice for a few seconds everyday and it will make a huge impact on your life. The important thing is not to just list a to do list or write down main accomplishments that you want to achieve but instead to think about how you are going to feel when you achieve what you want. What is that gonna feel like. And practice feeling it now. That’s the important piece.

PART TWO: The kids are returning to school soon and one of the questions I hear quite if often is, “Why does school have to be so hard?” “Why does it have to be so boring?” So I wanted to run you through preparing the feeling place to have a much better day at school. There is always something positive to focus on. There’s interesting people to meet. Nice people to look at. Fun projects that are going to happen. Everyday in school there’s something interesting or fun. And you can give that all of your attention and feel very good about those projects and those experiences and focusing on what you like at school. There is something there everyday. Even if it’s for a short time at first. Focus on it. Focus on it intently. Focus on it as intently as you would if it was something that you didn’t like and you wanted to stop. But we don’t want to pay attention to things that we don’t like. Don’t give those things any focus at all. Just note, “Oh, there’s that thing again,” and change your focus. “Well if I don’t like that what do I like?” And think about it, focus on it, feel what you do like, talk about what you do like, and forget about what you don’t like. This is how we create an attitude of abundance and positive mindset. And it’s the way to stop resistance so that you don’t get more of it. What you really want is more of what you like. So focus more on what you like. Give it your attention. There’s always something to like.

PART THREE: So I wanted to talk about astrology. Astrology as a tool to insight. I think it’s a wonderful tool that offers some quick intuitive flashes and leaps in understanding if we’ll embrace it as a symbolic language. And look at it as a tool, just a simple tool. Like I’m gonna pick up my screwdriver now and work on this project. So like it’s just I’m going to pick up the astrology chart right now and see what insights it offers me. Not a big fan of thinking about using astrology for every single question and every single thing. But I think it’s wonderful for giving important life lesson insights that give you clarity on what’s really important for you. And what’s really important for you is not what’s important for someone else and that’s okay. But astrology can offer a way to really focus in on and get clear about what is important for you which can help you filter out all the other gunk that is only a distraction.

The place to start is to get a copy of your natal chart. It is all done by computer software. You can get a free natal chart online at astro.cafeastrology.com. Just click on “Birth Chart” once you get there. You will need your birth date, birth time, and birth place to generate a chart.

One of the first things I look at when I look at a chart is the placement of the north node by house and sign. Which gives the big picture idea of hints into your life purpose. And it might help you sync up with a way of being that can really move you forward towards everything that you want in life. So that’s one of the first things I look at. It’s a very big picture view and it’s a lifelong journey. But you can know that I you lean in the direction of that north node, you’re heading in the right direction. And even better yet is that the insights and clarity that you can get from taking a look at that north node can be really priceless. So that’s one of the first things that I look at on a chart and then I look for the Sun sign next and it really helps me to fill in the details after I have that idea in place.

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Listen in as Stevie is interviewed by Shahrzad Arasteh, a holistic career counselor out of Baltimore, Maryland. Shahrzad brought many career development experts together in a unique project to create the book Nourish Your Career. Check out her website at NourishYourCareer.com to hear top tips from other featured contributors to the book as well.

Interview 1 – Shahrzad asks me to give my top tips for job search and career development.

We venture into topics like:

  • personal career development as an inherently selfish process
  • the benefits of keeping a career portfolio and tips on how to do it
  • how to better endure the job search process which often runs longer than expected.

If you enjoyed this interview (Shahrzad is a great interviewer!), listen to our second interview about using intuition in your career.

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