Choose Deliberately

by on July 19, 2012

See, here’s the thing, scrumptious one

I believe you are a goddess,
a high priestess,
a powerhouse of feminine energy, determination, brilliance.

What you are NOT is a doormat,
a cog,
a copy or clone.

You could be a diva-licious mogul,
an empowered and empowering mother,
an icon,
or an incognito force for local change.

Or all of the above.

The point is …

You Get To Choose.

But I beg you, gorgeous soul,


It’s your life.

To be lived on your own terms.

You can choose to shine,
live in your light,

or …

you can hide/stay ‘safe’ under the proverbial bushel
of normal-ness,
fitting in.

Both choices have risks … and rewards.

And you make that choice dozens of times a day.


Don’t allow the mainstream (it’s called that for a reason)
to sweep your life past your own eyes.


Entertain a different ‘what if?’

What if you quit paddling so frantically?

Perhaps you could stop struggling against the tide?

Float for a little while?

Lift your head above the surface and scan the horizon.

Where would you like to go?


Feel the buoyancy of truth/dreams/life swell under your feet,
carrying you effortlessly toward your own Paradise Island.

Every stroke becomes more effective.

Now the tide adds speed and elegance to your every action.

This is alignment,

Sweetheart, you can live by default or design.

YOU get to choose.










PS If you’d like help in finding your stream/niche/mission, I’m currently scheduling lusciously powerful half-hour chats with goddesses like you. I can be a mirror so that you can see your frustrations, your brilliance, your life. I am a genius at strategizing how to get out of stuck-ness. And it won’t cost you a penny …. at least for now. (That’ll change when I finish my coaching training in the next month or so lol)

Choose to stop swimming in circles.

Let’s chat.

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Steve Shoemaker July 19, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Jacqueline while not the goddess type I do believe that our empowerment does come from within and that everyone has the right to design their lives and live out their dreams. If we are all being our most powerful and best selves imagine the kind of world we would live in?

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Arwen July 20, 2012 at 12:14 am

Gorgeous words, Jacqui. Thank you so much for this inspirational post. 😀
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Shann July 20, 2012 at 9:56 am

A delicious reminder to continue living life on my own terms! Thank you.
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Miriam Buhr July 20, 2012 at 11:16 am

Simply beautiful Jacqui! You share this message with stylish command and immense wisdom. We all end up making choices. Even when you don’t make a choice, you’re still choosing. So I concur…. choose deliberately because you’re creating your life!
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Gin July 20, 2012 at 12:16 pm

What a powerful and beautiful message! And such wise truth here. Thank you for this!
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Barbara Charlels July 21, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Jacequeline. Love the article. Done eloquently and with style. Thanks for sharing.
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Holly July 22, 2012 at 12:42 am

Divine post, my dear Jacqueline!! I am working on choosing deliberately.. Haphazard just ain’t working out the way I like!
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Becca July 23, 2012 at 9:13 am

Excellent words! Your are very remarkable Jacqui. I really believe that having a good understanding of what you want and choose deliberately.


Nathalie Villeneuve July 24, 2012 at 10:36 am

Hi Jacqui, Wow! this is a strong peace and I do feel there are so many women in need of guidance so they break out of their blocks and indecision. I love that you say “CHOOSE WITH AWARENESS.”

Great share Jacqui! Thank you ~ Nathalie
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Kellie Hosaka @entrepreneurial home business July 26, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Aloha dear Goddess Jacqui,

Yes, I love it! Choose Deliberately!! Be the “Lighthouse”! I love your words on letting your light Shine! 🙂

We do choose to keep on struggling upstream or to turn around and enjoy the flow of a downstream, fun and exciting journey!

Much love,
Kellie 🙂
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Amanda August 2, 2012 at 9:50 am

Thank you so much for this Jacqueline! There are so many of us that forget that we can choose our future; sometimes we just accept everything–and that’s not good. We have to be the change, because it is us and only us that can steer our lives in any direction we want.


Sam@laser hair removal scottsdale August 7, 2012 at 7:15 pm

This is my first time here and I am loving your poetry! Such truth in your words, and so eloquent too! Sometimes I feel like people forget that they are the ones who control their own fate. Don’t let life or anyone else make decisions for you, choose deliberately! Thanks for the words of encouragement
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Anthony@ My blog August 8, 2012 at 4:41 am

You are the maker of your life. There is no point in thinking about what other peole might think or do. Do the way you think it should be done and never regret about the choices made.
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Donna Merrill August 8, 2012 at 10:34 pm

What a beautiful message! I’m floating just reading it. I do choose deliberately all the time. I admit, that I had to learn the hard way, but I turned from victim to victor and proud of it. I would like to get a badge that says that sometimes 🙂

I have power over myself, I can make any choice I can, and if I am swayed to a path I don’t like, I chose to take another one. But…always learn from it and turn it to a positive.

Thanks for the wise words,
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Clemence@iphone 4s cases August 15, 2012 at 1:37 am

What a beautiful words!Thank you so much for your inspirational post!


Suzanne August 24, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Jacqueline, I feel a real sense of authenticity from your post. Since I am spending a month at the beach right now, your words and images really resonate with me. Thank you! Suzanne
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Fred@Custom Made Beds August 30, 2012 at 3:21 am

Good stuff Jacqueline! I 100% agree with your thoughts when it comes to making decisions in your life. Choosing deliberately doesn’t mean choosing ignorantly but choosing smartly with confidence.


Nina Corales@Driving School September 3, 2012 at 8:49 am

Very empowering words Jacqui. ” I believe I am a goddess, a high priestess, a powerhouse of feminine energy, determination, brilliance.” I love reciting these words. This simply reminds me that I deserve the best things in this life.


Mei Mayore@Canada Life Insurance Quotes September 5, 2012 at 1:51 am

Wonderful words Jackie! We should always remind ourselves everyday that we always have the option to be happy; we only have to choose deliberately.
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Zvi@blinds new york city September 6, 2012 at 3:59 am

This blog by this beautiful lady rekindles the latent spark hiding within us. It inspires you to stand up and shine for yourself. This lovely blog tells you to take time for yourself and think about your dreams. To take a break from the regular routine and think what you want to do in life. After all this is just one life you have, so use it upto the fullest, take risks and see where it takes you. As without risk there would be no adventure in life, so go ahead, give yourself one last chance. A truly inspiring blog


Elaine Salt@Rental Property Management September 8, 2012 at 5:56 am

You have given that life has a lot of things to provide us. Thanks for inspiring me and to all the people who have read your post. Since I love poetry, you have given me much appreciation to it. You have proven that life is worth living for and there are a lot of blessing to be thankful for. More powers to you, the goddess Jacqui!


Jacqueline Gates September 8, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Thank you, Ms Elaine!


Suzanne September 17, 2012 at 5:36 pm

What a novel idea. Thanks for sharing. I write the tenants of my ideal life in a Success Book daily. Now I will also write down every time I sell something or receive $. It’s very motivating. Suzanne
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