Thursday, April 30, 2015

Intend it. Declare it.
Something unpredictably wonderful is about to happen.
Open your vision.
I am anything I choose to be.
I am the spirit of life set free.
I am the Master of my thoughts.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

"There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. 
There are seven million."

-Walt Streightiff
The best things in life are free.
Anytime you have more than you need, you have abundance. Catch yourself the next time you start dwelling on what you don't have; switch tracks by noticing and appreciating all you do.
"My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, 
but the fewness of my wants."

- J. Brotherton
"If there is to be any peace, it will come through being, not having."

-Henry Miller
"If you look toward others for fulfillment, you will never truly be fulfilled. 
If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. 
Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. 
When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you."

-Lao Tzu

Friday, April 24, 2015

"The emotions must be called upon to give feeling 
to the thought so it will take form."

-Charles Haanel
Emotion is what supercharges your thoughts
 and accelerates the manifestation of your dreams. 
Practice Feeling.
"Whenever your feeling is in conflict with your wish, feeling will be the victor."

-Neville Goddard
You cannot be in a state of pushing against what you do not want,
and be in harmony with what you do want at the same time.
Negative emotion means that you are going in the wrong direction. Whenever you are feeling negative emotion, it is always telling you that whatever you are thinking about is very important, but more importantly that you are thinking about the opposite of what you desire. Turn it around.
Negative emotion means that you are disallowing your own expansion.

Monday, April 20, 2015

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. Because it does."

-William James
Opportunity does not knock only once; 
it knocks every single moment
 of every single day for every one of us.
Every moment you are being born anew. 
Every moment you die, and every moment you are born.
"Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. 
Inhabit your moments. Don't rent them out to tomorrow."

-Jerry Spinelli
"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"It's not the years in your life that count, its the life in your years."

-Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Appreciate Our Loved Ones

Take the time to show appreciation to those in your life who make a positive difference. Show your friends and family how much you care. Bring cheer into their lives by sharing your love. There are many things you can do, or ways you can show you care. 

I like to send greeting cards. It's a great way to share some of your feelings of gratitude and use your creativity. I like to cut out pictures from old magazines, newspapers, and calendars and glue them onto the cards. I also like to decorate the envelopes with wrapping paper or markers and stencils. There are so many different things you could do. Have fun with it. It's easy. 

Deliberately choose to brighten someone's day.

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Blessings in Disguise

I would like to speak about blessings in disguise. I have had three incidences within the last month, that have made me realize that not everything I think is bad, actually turns out to be that way. We should not be quick to react to circumstances with anger, irritation, or frustration. Not everything turns out to be bad. With that in mind, I thought I might share my three most recent events as encouragement to remind others to stay positive even when things seem like they are a burden. So let's change our thinking. Catch yourself when you are feeling any negative thought, and ask yourself "Is this worth getting upset about? Or frustrated, irritated, whatever the negative emotion... Is it really a big deal?" You can teach and train yourself to react in a mature manner. Ask yourself the question, "What would love do now?" With several blessings in disguise this month, I am encouraged to look at different view points, and not only that, but to trust, and realize that we choose our own happiness in every situation. We choose how we will react. Here are three surprising events that have taken place in my life recently that I now look at as blessings.

1. I recently took my son to a dental appointment. We were leaving from the fourth floor down the elevator, and I pressed the button for the first floor intending to exit the building. Well, we got off the elevator on the first floor and looked around, and did not recognize where we were or how to leave. A lady saw us looking around and asked us who or what we were looking for. And I told her we just got done with our appointment and were trying to leave the building. Well she told me that I should have pressed the Lobby button. But she told me that it was great that we stopped on the first floor because they give out free books and coloring pages to all the children who have appointments, and that every time he has an appointment he can come back down to this room and get another free book and coloring sheets. They had all sorts of neat coloring pages for kids, and a decent selection of books to choose from. So because we accidentally went to the wrong floor my son was able to get a free book and a handful of different pictures to color, all for just a few extra minutes of our time. How nice.

2. Last week before I went grocery shopping, I said to myself that I wanted to find some money on the ground. And I imagined myself doing so. And I told myself to pay attention and keep a look out for the money that I was planning to find. Well, I did not find any money on the ground. And I was inconvenienced further when trying to check out with my groceries. I went to the U-Scan, rang up all my items, and bagged them. Now its time to pay, and the machine is not taking my money. And I already know why, because I have an old $50 bill. So I press the help button, and wait for the gal to come over to assist me, and she repeats to me the same thing I just said in my mind, "It's because you have an old bill." And I'm thinking, "Why should it matter? These bills are obviously still in circulation. Jeez." So the lady tells me she will have to get her other co-worker, manager, whoever lady, and she walks off at a slow pace. "Hmm..." I'm thinking, "Why does this have to be difficult?" And I'm standing there waiting for several minutes before I see her coming back and she gives me a new $50 bill. Because it took several minutes for this exchange to take place, my U-Scan was now asking me if I still wanted to continue with my sale. So, I hit Yes, and then it asks for a store associates code. So I push the help button again, and the lady walks over and puts in her code. Well now the machine has just erased my entire order. And out loud I mutter, "This is ridiculous." And of course the lady heard me, and trying to help she offers to ring me up at her front little station and says it will be much quicker with her hand scanner. So I put all my grocery bags in my cart and head up to her counter and we go through each bag again scanning the items. And when we are finished she asks me, "What was your total before?" and I reply, "$57 something," and she says, "Nope, we're missing something, I only have you at $47." And now you can imagine my frustration, yet holding my composure together, I tell her, "Just cancel the entire sale, I will start over again at the U-Scan." And she looks at me and says, "No, don't even worry about it. This is plenty. You have already been inconvenienced. Out of $50, $2.40 is your change. Sorry about all this inconvenience, I hope you have a wonderful day." And I respond, "Oh wow, well thank you very much. You have a nice day too." So because of my extra 10-15 minute inconvenience, I saved $10 on my grocery bill. That really changed my perspective on things. Well, I guess that was worth it? It wasn't that bad after all. And even more interesting, was the fact that before I went to the store I proclaimed that I wanted to find some money. Well I didn't find literal money. But it still came to me in a different way, that I never would have expected. The Law of Attraction works in ways we never expect. And that is why we shouldn't even focus on the hows. Just know that it will happen in its own way, and choose to be surprised, and trust the way that life happens even when it may not seem positive.

3. For a while now I have been thinking and wishing in my mind that I could fall asleep on my back. It's healthier for you, and I have also been noticing creases and lines on the one side of my face that I sleep on. Sleeping on your face causes lines and wrinkles, and it was so obvious and apparent that the lines that I was seeing were exactly where my face presses onto the pillow, and even at the exact same slant and angle. I have slept on my stomach my entire life, but recently I was wishing that I could make that change. And I have tried many times on my own accord. Most of which involved keeping me up until the early morning before I give into laying on my stomach again. I was just simply not comfortable sleeping on my back. It felt so weird to me. I almost felt as if I were falling backward. And as long as I was on my back, I was awake. I would lay for hours on my back trying to fall asleep, losing precious hours of rest trying to force myself to sleep on my back. There were a few times I did finally fall asleep just to roll over later in the evening. Needless to say, it was very challenging for me, and I pretty much gave up on the idea of it happening for me, yet I was disappointed and still wishing I could master "Mind over Matter and Limitations Shatter." Well after all its only been about 30 years of my body being habitually programed, this may be very difficult to change. Well, "The Universe/God/Law of Attraction" must have sensed my wish and efforts and realized it could assist me with my desire. But once again it was not in a way I would have wished for, or imagined on my own. One day I woke up with a pinched nerve in my upper back connecting to my shoulder area. It was painful and restricting of my movements. Well this pinched nerve caused me, and literally forced me to sleep only on my back. Any other possible position was painfully uncomfortable. And this pinched nerve has inflicted me for several weeks now, and still hinders with me today. And it took me a couple weeks to even realize what has actually happened. I wished for this! I could not do it on my own terms, yet I still wanted it, and now it had been forced upon me. And now I have been sleeping every night for the last several weeks on my back, and it is relaxing and comfortable to me now. The pinched nerve is still there, but not as severe as when it first came to me. Now it is more of a small ting. A reminder as to what I wished for and to keep me in line until I have been so set in my new way that it is no longer necessary. It really has expanded my thinking once again on how perfect the ways of the Universe can be. At first I was regretful for the pain in my body. It was one more thing to deal with, just add it to the pile of stress. I would have never guessed it was the answer to my prayer. Until night after night of sleeping on my back was the only thing I could do. My body and mind accepted this because it knew it was my only option at this point. And at first it still was difficult to fall asleep, especially when we focus on the pain. But with each passing day, it had become easier and easier for me to fall asleep. And now it seems normal to me. And I am thankful to be sleeping on my back. I've also noticed how sleeping on your back opens your body, mind, and thoughts more than being closed into a pillow. I find my mind wandering to the cosmos before I drift away. I have also been experiencing more vivid dreams, which I love. I believe in communication in dreams, messages, answers, and even learning. So I have been seeing the benefits in several ways, and I am thankful for the good in this situation.

It really makes me think twice about whether a situation is really good or bad, and that it is even possible that it could be both. It really just depends on how we choose to focus and look at a subject. Things are not always how they seem, let life play out, and you just may be surprised in ways you never thought were possible. Trust that sometimes there is a method to the madness.