Monday Morning Coach
Edition of 10/2/2006


Carole Billingham's Monday Morning Coach for October 2, 2006

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"All the answers to life's questions reside within you." - Carole

October 2, 2006 - A publication of The WisdomCoach -

Monday Morning Coach
Written weekly by
Carole L. Billingham, MCC

Spiritual and Business Coach

In this Issue:
Quote of the Week
What People Are Saying
Poem: Enough Already!
Carole's Newest Article
Carole in the News
October Specials!
NEW! Recommended Book
Contact Carole

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Good Morning!


Did you know that today, October 2nd, is Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday?  Born in 1869, he would have been 137 years old today. On the anniversary of Gandhi’s birth, thousands gather at the park on the Jumna River at Delhi where Gandhi’s body was cremated. Hymns are sung, verses from the Gita, the Koran and the Bible are recited, and cotton thread is spun on small spinning wheels (one of Gandhi’s favorite activities). Other observances are held at his birthplace and throughout India on this public holiday.


Gandhi’s biggest gift to us was his wisdom and his commitment to using nonviolent resistance to create change. It’s humbling to see that almost 60 years after his death we are still in need of remembering the power of nonviolence. Being the optimist that I am, I believe that although we still have a ways to go we are learning and starting to live from the principles of love, peace and nonviolent resistance. We are starting to understand that violence is never the answer and that peace starts from within.


Gandhi taught us to be the change that we want to see in the world. It’s easy to sit in our armchairs and judge others for the mistakes they are making. In doing so, we feel righteous and eventually more and more powerless to do anything. Worst of all, we continue to feel disconnected from ourselves, from others and from Spirit. As we pivot towards using the wisdom within, we understand that the opportunity that lies before us is to realize that we are not helpless and if we desire to do so, we can in this very moment do something to create healing and peace both for ourselves and for our planet.


The opportunity and challenge before us is to catch ourselves (lovingly) when we are waging war within ourselves and to simply stop. If the change you want to see in the world is more love and compassion, be more loving and compassionate towards yourself. If the change you want to see in the world is more cooperation and generosity, be more cooperative and generous with yourself. Miraculously you will see that as you make these changes within, you will start to see them manifest in your experiences and interactions with the outer world.


If we are truly One and somehow all interconnected, then there is no “them” and there is only “we” or “us.”  What we do to ourselves we in turn do to others and what we see in the outside world is a reflection of what is happening inside each and every one of us. The good news is that we DO have the power to create change and it lies within us. Not “out there” somewhere, but “in here” somewhere. The even better news is that many of us have already burst through that invisible barrier and are here to help others that want to do the same.  In other words, you are not alone in your craving for peace and love. There are millions of us holding the space for all of humanity to step into a new way of being. I believe that we are already creating the change that we want to see and that as we gather together and create momentum, amazing and wonderful things are in store for us.


Your presence here is not an accident. When you are ready, you can unleash the gifts that you came here to bring. It’s really just a matter of time. How about right now


Have a loving and peaceful week!



Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week:  "You must be the change you want to see in the world."
- Mahatma Gandhi


Question:  What can you do this week to express your honor and respect towards yourself that you so very much want to see in the world? Can you see how doing so not only blesses you, but the entire Universe?


Affirmation:   "As I love, honor, and respect myself, I start to see and experience more love and peace in my life. My presence is indeed a gift to the world!"


Copyright 2006, Carole L. Billingham, MCC  All rights reserved.

What People are Saying about Coach Carole...

"Having Carole as my coach is like having my own cheerleading section, psychologist, and spiritual masseuse all rolled up in one person. I have gained personal clarification and direction while reaching concrete goals."
- Shawndra Holmberg, Scientist, Hilo, HI

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Carole in the News

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October Specials!

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Carole's Latest Book Recommendation

Inner Outings: The Diarist's Deck of 33 Cards and Book of Exploration (Paperback)
by Charlene Geiss, Claudia Jessup

Charlene Geiss’s collage style of journaling is not only fun to do but draws from a variety of media. Newsweek has reported on the therapeutic benefits of confessional writing, and writing and art together are able to pull out a deeper range of complexity and personal expression from the journal keeper than words alone. Geiss and veteran writer Claudia Jessup created this set of 33 cards, each corresponding to a question that prompts the journaler’s imagination. The Book of Exploration elaborates upon each card and suggests writing and drawing techniques to plumb the depths of the journaler’s experience toward rich self-exploration. Black-and-white illustrations throughout add to this tool for creative journal keeping.. From Book Details.

Contact Carole

Speaker, Author and Spiritual and Business Coach, Carole L. Billingham, MCC

Inspires high achievers to create a life of balance, passion and purpose
and invites you to be among them!

Contact Carole at:

P. O. Box 3186
Estes Park, CO 80517
Toll free: 1-800-442-9480

Copyright © 2006 Carole L. Billingham, MCC

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