The Rules of Life - 10 Rules for being Human

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Tired of sitting on the sidelines being a spectator?

Are you ready to play the game of life and Make the most of it?

Here are the 10 rules of life written by Cherie Carter-Scott:

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” -(Helen Keller)

Rule One - You will receive a body. Whether you love it or hate it, it’s yours for life, so accept it. What counts is what’s inside.

Rule Two - You will be presented with lessons. Life is a constant learning experience, which every day provides opportunities for you to learn more. These lessons specific to you, and learning them ‘is the key to discovering and fulfilling the meaning and relevance of your own life’.

Rule Three - There are no mistakes, only lessons. Your development towards wisdom is a process of experimentation, trial and error, so it’s inevitable things will not always go to plan or turn out how you’d want. Compassion is the remedy for harsh judgement - of ourselves and others. Forgiveness is not only divine - it’s also ‘the act of erasing an emotional debt’. Behaving ethically, with integrity, and with humour - especially the ability to laugh at yourself and your own mishaps - are central to the perspective that ‘mistakes’ are simply lessons we must learn.

Rule Four: - The lesson is repeated until learned. Lessons repeat until learned. What manifest as problems and challenges, irritations and frustrations are more lessons - they will repeat until you see them as such and learn from them. Your own awareness and your ability to change are requisites of executing this rule. Also fundamental is the acceptance that you are not a victim of fate or circumstance - ‘causality’ must be acknowledged; that is to say: things happen to you because of how you are and what you do. To blame anyone or anything else for your misfortunes is an escape and a denial; you yourself are responsible for you, and what happens to you. Patience is required - change doesn’t happen overnight, so give change time to happen.

Rule Five: - Learning does not end. While you are alive there are always lessons to be learned. Surrender to the ‘rhythm of life’, don’t struggle against it. Commit to the process of constant learning and change - be humble enough to always acknowledge your own weaknesses, and be flexible enough to adapt from what you may be accustomed to, because rigidity will deny you the freedom of new possibilities.

Rule Six:
- “There” is no better than “here”. The other side of the hill may be greener than your own, but being there is not the key to endless happiness. Be grateful for and enjoy what you have, and where you are on your journey. Appreciate the abundance of what’s good in your life, rather than measure and amass things that do not actually lead to happiness. Living in the present helps you attain peace.

Rule Seven: - Others are only mirrors of you. You love or hate something about another person according to what love or hate about yourself. Be tolerant; accept others as they are, and strive for clarity of self-awareness; strive to truly understand and have an objective perception of your own self, your thoughts and feelings. Negative experiences are opportunities to heal the wounds that you carry. Support others, and by doing so you support yourself. Where you are unable to support others it is a sign that you are not adequately attending to your own needs.

Rule Eight: - What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. Take responsibility for yourself. Learn to let go when you cannot change things. Don’t get angry about things - bitter memories clutter your mind. Courage resides in all of us - use it when you need to do what’s right for you. We all possess a strong natural power and adventurous spirit, which you should draw on to embrace what lies ahead.

Rule Nine: - Your answers lie inside of you. Trust your instincts and your innermost feelings, whether you hear them as a little voice or a flash of inspiration. Listen to feelings as well as sounds. Look, listen, and trust. Draw on your natural inspiration.

Rule Ten: - You will forget all this at birth. We are all born with all of these capabilities - our early experiences lead us into a physical world, away from our spiritual selves, so that we become doubtful, cynical and lacking belief and confidence. The ten Rules are not commandments, they are universal truths that apply to us all. When you lose your way, call upon them. Have faith in the strength of your spirit. Aspire to be wise - wisdom the ultimate path of your life, and it knows no limits other than those you impose on yourself.

These are Cherie Carter- Scott’s 10 rules for being Human. This book is highly recommended in coaching circles. This is only a brief summary and outline which simply does not do the book justice, nor the wisdom and insights within it. If you are interested in making the most of your life, uncovering some of the mysteries, and helping others do the same, Cherie Carter-Scott’s book ‘If Life Is A Game, These Are The Rules’ is a treasure you will want to keep on your shelf.

I desire the blossoming of my Soul. Can you Help me?

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This is a passage taken from the book The Promise: Revealing the Purpose of your Soul written by Therese Tappouini.

I desire blossoming of my Soul. Can you help me?

Beloved, you hear my voice. there is no water to sprinkle on the flower of your Soul - it is all about light: the light of forgiveness, the light of love: the sunshine of non-judgment. You open petal by petal as you give of yourself in service to love and spirit. Desire opens you,love releases the velvet scent recognized by other Souls. It is a garden like no other. Taste the colours! Smell generousity! In this way, Heaven is revealing herself to you.

What action can I take right away? I do want to be pleasing to spirit.

Every action you take leads you toward or away from your Soul’s growth. There is no mistaking which is which. Your body is the sensing device for your spirit. It tells you when your action is good or bad for you through its finely tuned feedback system - a generous gift from God. Increase your awareness of its signals as they are instant and recognizable. When you act against your spirit, you will experience distress somewhere in your body. It is different for each of you. Joy, contentment, relief are the signs of right action in your sensory self. Awareness is all that matters.

This was one of the passages that jumped out of the pages and spoke to me on a very profound level, especially the line “Every action you take leads you toward or away from your Soul’s growth.”

I began to think of all the actions I had taken for the week, which ones were leading to my Souls’ growth, which were leading me away?

This is a profound thought on which to ponder, meditate or begin your day!

If everyday I moved into each day with this awareness what would my life look like?

What actions have you taken today?

Our bodies are truly “tuning forks”, with awareness we open up our connections with our intuition, our self, our guides, our creator. We become aware of all the limiting beliefs, thoughts or actions we take and we can then align them to what feels true for us.

Listen for your truth! Listen to the beat of your drum- your heart!

Read about and listen to Therese Tappouni

Power of a Promise - rediscover the life you promised to live

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Therese TappouniIt was late in life when Therèse Tappouni realized how she responded to grief was a choice only she could make. After the devastating loss of her child and the end of her 36-year marriage, Tappouni was forced to face this difficult transition head-on, turning the tragedy she faced into a positive direction for her life.

A prolific author of four books and a CD spanning subjects from spiritual growth to women’s issues, Tappouni turned again to writing to share with others what she learned from her own journey of personal fulfillment. Her newest book, The Promise: Revealing the Purpose of Your Soul, describes how fulfillment is found: not by attaining wealth or possessions, but by discovering and accomplishing your life’s purpose. According to The Promise, before we are born, each person makes a commitment or promise to themselves that they will do their best to fulfill their individual destiny in life. It is only by discovering this purpose that we can ever truly live our lives to the fullest.

In addition to her work as an author, Tappouni is the co-founder of the ISIS Institute, an organization dedicated to providing training and classes on spiritual growth, stress relief and grief recovery. Tappouni has conducted workshops for the past 13 years that focus on helping women search for meaning in life and rediscover the Sacred Feminine. In her counseling, classes and workshops, Tappouni utilizes her experience as a time-dimension therapist, somatic-intuitive practitioner and board-certified hypnotherapist.

Join us Thursday 29th May at 8:00pmEST here at an Empowering Space - Your Hour of Power.

  • Why is rediscovering your life promise essential for wholeness?
  • How can we begin to reveal this Promise to ourselves?
  • Why are grieving and forgiveness essential to a healthy physical and spiritual life?
  • What are some tips for creating opportunities in our hectic lives to practice “growing” our spirituality?
  • What is your promise, your commitment?

Therese Tappouni’s website

You can purchase the Cd with meditations for this book here

Power of Coaching- it’s for everyone

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Terri LevineTERRI LEVINE, the Guru of Coaching™ is a top life and business coach and the founder of Comprehensive Coaching U, Inc. Levine is also the founder of the world renowned professional coach training school, The Coaching Institute (

Dr. Levine is passionate about teaching coaching skills to people around the world and making these skills available to children, parents, employers, employees and every person from every walk of life. She is a Master Certified Coach and has been featured on TV and radio as a coaching expert. Dr. Levine is the author of several best selling books and is a featured speaker for organizations and conferences around the world. She lives joyfully and fully with her husband and father in Pennsylvania and her hobby is racing formula dodge cars!

Join us this Thursday 22nd May at 8:00pm EST at

  • What is coaching?
  • Why is coaching for everyone?
  • How can learning simple life coaching skills improve your life?
  • How can you learn to be your own coach at any age?

Bring your questions you want answered to An Empowering Space - This is Your Hour of Power

How to avoid taking things personally

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Don’t take anything personally:
“Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their needs, their dreams. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.” Don Miguel Ruiz - The four Agreements

How can we avoid taking things personally?

Remember everyone has a different point of view and sees the world through that point of view.  that point of view is coloured by their beliefs, opinions, thoughts, emotions, and fears.

How can we not take things personally in a world with so much personal interaction?
Even if someone insults you directly, it has nothing to do with you. The only way it can make you suffer is if somewhere, on some level, you believe this to be true about yourself. We as human beings project onto others. All relationships or projections are mirrors to our soul. The only person we cannot see in this world without a mirror is ourselves.

What do you do if you have toxic people in your life?
When toxic people show up in your life, look to see what you need to learn, do not judge yourself, make powerful observations, ask powerful questions and be willing to take actions. Why are you attracting this type of relationship into your life at this moment? You have a choice in every moment. Your happiness depends on no one but you.

How can I avoid taking things personally?

  • Respect and love yourself
  • See other people as they are, with a different point of view, listen to what lies behind their words, what do they need, how do they feel?
  • Refuse to eat emotional poison - toxic thoughts, resentment, guilt, shame, anger
  • Become immune to poison - toxic words may only stick to you if you accept them
  • Be immune to others opinions - what they think about you is none of your business
  • Release self judgment - be gentle, kind and compassionate with yourself
  • Relinquish self importance - give up your need to be right
  • Everyone lives in their own world, dream - including you
  • Everyone is coming from their own perspective
  • Your truth is personal to you
  • Transform your thoughts, transform your life
  • Embrace your freedom.

All transformation is just a shift in perspective.

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