The Power of Yes!

Self Talk

“Say it to yourself, ‘I am a wonderful Being. There is nothing that I cannot achieve. The world addresses itself to me always in positive ways. Everything always works out magnificently for me. I live a charmed life. Things are supposed to and always do, go well for me. Seas part for me. I have the resources of the Universe at my disposal. I live in an environment where I am inspired to a new thought. And as soon as I give birth to it, things align in order to bring me the actualization or the manifestation of it. I am an extension of Source Energy. I am God in a physical body and I am good. And because I am good, good things come to me. And if I am sick it is temporary because it is natural that I be well. And if I am not abundant of things that are important to me, it is temporary because it is natural that I be abundant. And there is nothing that I am supposed to do, but all kinds of things that I want to do…'”

– Abraham-Hicks –

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You Are Not Alone

Not one of us is in this world is by themselves, not even if we sit in a cave all of our lives.  Yet all too often the world can project to us a lonely isolating place.

The only way to break the cycle of isolation is to break the habit of hiding. Hiding your fears, differences, shame, inadequacies, doubts and/or your guilty feelings.
Everything is right with you, right now in this second. Maybe you’re not at your best and wish things could change. Maybe things have never been worse, yet despite this there is truly no other point in time where you could rather be; you have arrived, based on the lessons you have to heal and learn, exactly where you are supposed to be.
Our lessons towards – the peace that lies within – are in the events and people around us.  This journey is the breath of our existence, so let people into your world. They won’t always be agreeable but neither will you. Take the highs and lows in stride and learn to be a valued friend as well. It makes for good practice in being kinder to yourself.
Isolation is not contemplation of which we all need. Tell the people in your life what you need, love them unconditionally, forgive them easily and always remember that you never have to be without love.
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Feeling Stuck

It is so easy to feel stuck, not know where to turn next or where to seek help in just about every phase of life. But what most don’t know is how much opportunity awaits in these moments.
 
Self observation is key to change and being in a place of awareness is the first step to that change. Stuck, in literal terms, is not being able to move. Fortunately in life no one gets themselves in such a state they can’t proceed forward, even if it’s just one tiny step.
 
Take that tiny step today, don’t wait another minute; read a book, talk to a friend, update your resume, take a class, go to the gym. Do something that marks a personal effort of change. Do it again and again until it becomes a habit and then take the next step. The next thing you know you will be in fluid, self-actualized motion.
 
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Live Boldly Today!

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

                                                    Steve Jobs

Releasing the Shadow

In honor of one of our soul searching pioneers. A reminder that the journey is not about winning, but about victories, large and small.

 

by Debbie Ford

My hope is that people can embrace their story. That they can understand the feelings and the beliefs and the behaviors that live inside their stories well enough that they can choose the life outside of it. That they’ll go for their greatness. Knowing that there’s only a choice: you can either go to your grave with your story and with your shadow beliefs that you’re not going to get everything you want: you can’t have it all. Or you can try stepping out into a different level of consciousness. Because they both exist at the same time: our story and the world of possibility. And at any time you can jump realities.

Mirror Image

This is an interesting thought for the day.  Are you trying to be someone you are not?  Trying to live up to ideals and pressures that are outside of you?  Are you always looking outside yourself for answers?

The mirror and the periscope

by Seth Godin

A long time ago, real estate developers figured out that one way to save a lot of money was to put a mirror in the lobby next to the elevator banks. People would happily look at themselves in the mirror while patiently waiting for the elevator… meaning that the developers could get by with one fewer (expensive) elevator.

If we want to, we can turn social media (and our day) into a giant mirror. “I wonder what they think of me?” “I wonder what their reaction was to what we just shipped?” “I wonder if they’ve figured out I’m a fraud?” We hide this mirror gazing under the guise of customer research, but particularly for soloists, artists and anyone who puts her name on her work, what an opportunity to waste time and energy checking out what the online world tells us about our role in the universe.

On the other hand, social networks now give us a better opportunity than ever to find out how other people are doing. “I wonder if Trish is happy?” “I hope that those protesters have enough blankets.” “Are our children learning?”

It’s human nature to care how the tribe (and strangers) think about us. It’s more important, though, to wonder how they feel about themselves.

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Running into My Own Defenses

2012 has been quite the year. I have lost many friends who have transitioned onto bigger and greater lessons and experiences in the afterlife (as we call it). There has been an increasing unrest in the world as well as lots of compassion and love. It seems a whole lot of changes are being demanded of us and not all of us are on easy footing with the demands as we discover how all of this “life stuff” really works. I am a student of life and I love to learn.

The more I learn the more I see what life is about and more importantly what I am about. The more I understand myself the more peace I find. I used to think that personal peace was overrated but I can assure you that it’s not. What I have grown to understand about myself as I come to my own close of the year of the Awakening/2012, is that the energies of the Universe and the ones in ourselves are very subtle.

I spend a lot of time asking for the same thing, wondering where it is, going through a bevy of emotions as it continues to elude me. But what I came upon in a health challenge that came to me recently (to help me get some clarity as I was not getting it any other way) is that if I don’t have it, I am not able to receive it. Huh…that’s simple enough. And there is even a great possibility I don’t yet even want it. (NO WAY!)

Yes, I am familiar with this idea of if you don’t have it you don’t want it but I could never really wrap my head around it and truly thought it was a ludicrous idea. I mean if I’m consciously spending days, hours, weeks, even months asking for a thing that in my unconscious I really don’t want, there is something mightily wrong and it seems that I am not the only one caught in this cycle of fruitlessness.

But as I listened in mediation, I began to understand that it really isn’t so much that I don’t want it, it’s that I also want to keep some of the things that aren’t necessarily in alignment with the having of it. And thus the battle begins and my defenses go up and the movement towards the manifesting of what I want comes to a screeching halt. Of course I have no idea that I am standing in my own way so I try a little harder, try a different technique, listen to a different set of teachers. Go to another set of workshops. Even go to church. Yet somehow never catching the clue that the real reason I’m not getting what I want is that I’m trying to change everything in the world but me. I am the constant that seems set on not changing to the fullest degree necessary in order to get what (I think) I want so badly.

This has certainly given me a lot of food for thought as I look forward to what is next on the horizon of my life. And dang-it if it doesn’t make a lot of sense. The good that I can take away from this is that I can spend less time learning from others and more learning about myself. As I get to know myself better I think I will be able to spend less time wanting and more time living and enjoying the life that is Now Here (No Where!) To all of you – Happy Holiday’s and a Joyous New Year of Awakening!

This all isn’t just…

…one big mistake.  This is my path!

You Must Desire it!

Whatever it is you want you must desire it first.  I know all to well what it is like to spend lots of worry and stress time trying to will something into my life, for all of the wrong reasons…and those reasons would be something along the lines of – to impress someone else, to feel better about myself because of what I have versus who I am…I think you get the picture.  And the real rub is when no matter who much I try it never shows up.

After years of doing this futile act I have finally discovered why.  Because I really and truly didn’t desire the thing I’d spent all of that time trying to attract.  Nope.  What I really wanted was the feeling of the thing.  In fact, if I spent anytime in my heart at all I would have seen how much I knew the thing wasn’t really going to be the solution (at all) and that with my right hand I was trying to pull it towards me and with my left hand (and foot) I was working even harder to push it away.

My higher and smarter self knew  it would be just like all of the other things I’d paid for or been given that I didn’t know I didn’t really want.  Just another thing to manage, be responsible for,  feel guilty about giving away or getting rid of.  Know why you want something and know that the only way to manifest it is to truly desire it!

A Single Step

We all have heard the idea that a journey begins with a single step, but in today’s ‘do it today and get it today’s’ society it can be hard to hear this when we feel the world is leaving us behind in a youth led sprint.

The thing to remember in all of this is perspective.  I talk to people all of the time that joke about their perceived luck.  Most will tell you that they have worked hard, sacrificed much, and only when they come out on top do we even bother to look their way.  And when we do we call it, good fortune, luck or being well connected.  And though all of these things may play a part, what I know of these people is that they consistently put one foot in front of the other, trusted in their own abilities, gave the hard stuff to a higher power, and ultimately believed that their efforts would bring them something good and often better than what they had imagined.

Keep the faith, take the steps, don’t concern yourself with what others may think and believe in your dream, your journey and yourself.