Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve Nuggets!!!

Wishing you an abundantly blessed New Year filled with deep joy, quiet peacefulness, and all the love your heart and hands can hold! Namaste' :-)   

New Year's eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights. 
~ Hamilton Wright Mabie 
Then what is good? The obsessive interest in human affairs, plus a certain amount of compassion and moral conviction, that first made the experience of living something that must be translated into pigment or music or bodily movement or poetry or prose or anything that's dynamic and expressivee--that's what's good for you if you're at all serious in your aims. William Saroyan wrote a great play on this theme, that purity of heart is the one success worth having. "In the time of your life--live!" That time is short and it doesn't return again. It is slipping away while I write this and while you read it, the monosyllable of the clock is Loss, loss, loss, unless you devote your heart to its opposition.
~ Tennessee Williams
Never stop dreaming your inspired future. Believing in your dreams is only the first step, but unless you have a dream that you believe in, you are leaving your future to random chance.
       ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie 
Be patient and loving with every fearful thought. Practice observing your fears as a witness, and you'll see them dissolve.
                          ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer
...the real cause of problems is not life itself. It's the commotion the mind makes about life that really causes problems... 
~ The Untethered Soul
Do not confuse notoriety and fame with greatness...for you see, greatness is a measure of one's spirit, not a result of one's rank in human affairs.
~ Sherman Finesilver
A Blessing
May the light of your soul guide you
May the light of your soul bless the work you do with the secret love and warmth of your heart.
May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul.
May the sacredness of your work bring healing, light and renewal to those who work with you and to those who see and receive your work.
May your work never weary you.
May it release within you wellsprings of refreshment, inspiration and excitement.
May you be present in what you do.
May you never become lost in the bland absences.
May the day never burden.
May dawn find you awake and alert, approaching your new day with dreams, possibilities and promises.
May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.
May you go into the night blessed, sheltered and protected.
May your soul calm, console and renew you.
~ John O'Donoghue
Feeling Our Words
Words Have Weight
The more conscious we become, the more we deepen our relationship to the words we choose to use.
Words carry energy and this gives language its power and its potential to heal or hurt. Most of us can remember a time that someone sent a word our way, and it stuck with us. It may have been the first time we received a truly accurate compliment, or the time a friend or sibling called us a name, but either way it stuck. This experience reminds us that what we say has weight and power and that being conscious means being aware of how we use words. 
The more conscious we become, the more we deepen our relationship to the words we use so that we speak from a place of actually feeling what we are saying. We begin to recognize that words are not abstract, disconnected entities used only to convey meaning; they are powerful transmitters of feeling. For the next few days, you might want to practice noticing how the words you say and hear affect your body and your emotional state. Notice how the different communication styles of the people in your life make you feel. Also, watch closely to see how your own words come out and what affect they have on the people around you. 
You may notice that when we speak quickly, without thinking, or rush to get our ideas across, our words don't carry the same power as when we speak slowly and confidently, allowing those receiving our words time and space to take them in. When we carefully listen to others before we speak, our words have more integrity, and when we take time to center ourselves before speaking, we truly begin to harness the power of speech. Then our words can be intelligent messengers of healing and light, transmitting deep and positive feelings to those who receive them. 
Notes from the Universe
Do it your way.
That's what you're there for.
    The Universe
Give thanks, whenever you want more.
Of anything,
The Universe
Sometimes, instead of running from something scary in your life, it's easier to learn not to be scared of it.
Let it stay. Pull up a chair. Share some eggnog. 
    The Universe
Whatever your problem or challenge may be, laugh at it. Laugh long and hard.
Because you are forever and it is temporary.
Love you,
The Universe
My Dearest, I was about to wish that your every dream come true. That you find yourself surrounded by friends, laughter, and good times. I almost wished that your every cup runneth over financially, romantically, spiritually, and creatively. That good health be your faithful companion, peace your guarded ally, and love your perpetual guide. When suddenly, it dawned on me that as an infinite, powerful, fun-loving gladiator of the Universe, with eternity before you and the power of your thoughts to help shape's YOU, who will be granting wishes this year.
10... 9... 8... 7... 6... The Universe
When you reach for the thought that feels better, the Universe is now responding differently to you because of that effort. And so, the things that follow you get better and better, too. So it gets easier to reach for the thought that feels better, because you are on ever-increasing, improving platforms that feel better.
Expectation indicates the juncture between where you are and where you want to be. Where you want to be is your desire, and where you are is your Set-point or habit of thought. And, somewhere in there, is what we would call expectation. Expectation, whether it is wanted or unwanted, is a powerful point of attraction. Your expectation is always what you believe. But the word expectation does imply more what you are wanting than what you are not wanting. It is a more positive word than it is a negative word. But of course, you could expect negatively—and whatever you expect, you will get!
~ ‘The Teachings of Abraham’ by Esther and Jerry Hicks
The key to life is loving what you do.  Not liking it mind you, I mean loving it.  Because loving what you do gives you enthusiasm, and enthusiasm will solve all your problems.  With enthusiasm, you hardly notice the set backs, the rejections, and all the other things that stand between you and your goal.  Liking something doesn't cut it; only enthusiasm will carry you through the last mile.  Only enthusiasm will carry you to the top.  Don't know what you love, well make finding what you love your goal and fall in love with finding what you love.
~ Edward W. Smith
Daily Teaching from The Power
I know of hundreds of relationships that have been restored through the power of love, but one particular story of a woman who used love’s power to restore her crumbling marriage stands out from the others, because this woman had lost all love for her husband. In fact, she couldn’t bear to be near him. Her husband complained every day. He was sick all the time. He was depressed and angry, and verbally abusive to her and their four children. 
When the woman learned about the power of giving love, she decided right away to feel happier despite the problems in her marriage. Immediately the atmosphere in their home became lighter, and the woman’s relationships with her children got better. She then went through her photo albums, looking at the photos of her husband when they first married. She took some photos and put them on her desk to look at them every day, and by her doing this, something amazing happened. She felt the love return, her feelings of love began to increase dramatically inside her. She reached a point where she loved her husband more than she ever had in her life. Her love became so great that her husband’s depression and anger disappeared, and his health began to return. This woman went from wanting to be as far away as possible from her husband to a marriage where they want to be with each other as much as possible, 
Love Means Freedom
Now here is the tricky bit with giving love in relationships, and it’s the one thing that has prevented many from receiving the life they deserve. It’s only tricky because people have misunderstood what it means to give love to others, you need to understand what it means not to give love to others. 
Trying to change another person is not giving love! Thinking you know what is best for another person is not giving love! Thinking you are right and another person is wrong is not giving love! Criticizing, blaming, complaining, nagging, or finding fault with another person is not giving love!
“Hate is not conquered by hate. Hate is conquered by love. This is a law eternal.”
~ Gautama Buddha (563-483 BC)
Founder of Buddhism

Special inspiration as we stand at the precipice of a brand new year...

For your consideration...:-)
Are you one of those people that believes you must always follow the rules everyone else is following? Do you go along with all of the societal norms? Have you ever felt you weren’t doing the right thing because other people were doing it differently? It is often the case that we feel we are meant to do certain things because that’s the way they have always been done. The world has a way of programming us and we may believe our job is to strictly adhere to all the guidelines and make certain we are doing things in a way that people expect. Well, it just may be time to throw some of those beliefs to the wayside and choose to find and follow your own truth.

Here’s a list of 39 things that are not necessarily in line with the norms of society, but they are by all means okay for us to do … as long as we are following our own truth. It’s not that we choose to do or see things differently merely to rebel against the system, but rather there is just something deep down inside us pointing us in a different direction.
39 things that are okay (in fact, they are more than okay and you just may want to do them all!)
it’s okay …
  1. to quit your 9-5 job and pursue your passion
  2. to change your mind
  3. to refuse to worry about tomorrow
  4. to be out of your comfort zone
  5. to be an idealist 
  6. to go against conventional wisdom and do your own thing
  7. to have hope when things seem hopeless
  8. to quit doing something that drains your positive energy
  9. to tell people exactly what you want
  10. to believe that you have amazing potential 
  11. to treat yourself from time to time to indulgences
  12. to expect that you will be successful and get good results
  13. to take the day off to relax and recharge 
  14. to be scared and still choose to go after your dream
  15. to celebrate your accomplishments
  16. to only look at things from a positive perspective
  17. to dream
  18. to be wrong and learn
  19. to stop doing things and just be silent
  20. to reinvent yourself
  21. to avoid people that are negative
  22. to not prove that you are right
  23. to admit your weaknesses
  24. to follow your heart
  25. to realize that there are things you need to improve about yourself
  26. to lean on other people for support
  27. to go through a tough time
  28. to do things that other people don’t understand
  29. to question everything
  30. to make mistakes
  31. to not understand
  32. to march to your own beat
  33. to want more for yourself
  34. to lose
  35. to need help
  36. to start over
  37. to be bold and take chances
  38. to have to search for the answers
  39. to take baby steps
~ Sibyl Chavis

Friday, December 23, 2011

Holiday Nuggets!!!

Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas! Sending loving wishes for a blessed and beautiful holiday! Enjoy! :-)
I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and yet tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt. 
                          ~ Maya Angelou 
The greatest gift is the gift of loving and believing in yourself. Guard this gift with your life. It is the only thing that will ever truly be yours.
~ Tiffany Loren Rowe
The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
There is a voice in the Universe urging us to remember our purpose for being on this great Earth. This is the voice of inspiration, which is within each and every one of us
                         ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer
Before we can begin a process of transformation we have to stop doing the things that have been holding us back.

Stop trying to be someone you’re not. 
One of the greatest challenges in life is being oneself in a world that’s trying to make us like everyone else. Someone will always be prettier, someone will always be smarter, someone will always be younger, but they will never be me. We mustn't change so people will like us. We must be our self and the right people will love the real us.
                        ~ Paige Bartholomew
As you take a few minutes each day to quiet your mind, you will discover a nice  benefit: your everyday, "ordinary" life will begin to seem far more extraordinary. Little things that previously went unnoticed will begin to please you. You'll be more easily satisfied, and happier all around. Rather than focusing on what's wrong with your life, you'll find yourself thinking about and more fully enjoying what's right with your life. The world won't change, but your perception of it will. You'll start to notice the little acts of kindness and caring from other people rather than the negativity and anger."
                        ~ Jack Canfield
Notes from the Universe
What do blaring trumpets, cartwheeling angels, harping harpsichordists, and celestial hoedowns bring to mind?
The Pearly Gates? Welcome "Home" parties? Heaven gone wild?
Actually, they play for every early sunrise and all of the moments of each day and night that follow.
The Universe

If it's not yet obvious to you, the real reason for this, and all seasons, is you. A more perfect child of the Universe has never lived. Until now, only celebrations cloaked in myth and mystery could hint at your divine heritage and sacred destiny. You are life's prayer of becoming and its answer. The first light at the dawn of eternity, drawn from the ether, so that I might know my own depth, discover new heights, and revel in seas of blessed emotion.  
A pioneer into illusion, an adventurer into the unknown, and a lifter of veils. Courageous, heroic, and exalted by legions in the unseen.  
To give beyond reason, to care beyond hope, to love without limit; to reach, stretch, and dream, in spite of your fears. These are the hallmarks of divinity - traits of the immortal - your badges of honor. May you wear them with a pride as great as the immeasurable pride we feel for you.  
Your light has illuminated darkened paths, your gaze has lifted broken spirits, and already your life has changed the course of history.  
This is the time of year we celebrate you.  
Bowing before Greatness,  
    The Universe
You cannot judge the value of a life by its quantity. It is by the joy that you are feeling. The more joyful you are, the longer you live. Let yourself relax and breathe and be free and be joyous, and romp. The optimum physical life experience is to have plenty of things that stimulate you to desire, and an awareness of the way you feel, so you're reaching for thoughts that feel good—so you're wide open, so you're tuned in, tapped in, and turned on. We promise you, the timing of your death is always chosen by you. 
                    ~ 'The Teachings of Abraham' by Esther and Jerry Hicks
Laugh more.  Laughter is what life is all about.  Besides making you feel good, laughter relieves stress and causes other physiological changes in your body that improve your health. Lighten up, tell a joke, and listen to a joke, have a laugh and you will feel like life is truly worth living. 
Stop procrastinating about the things you don't want to do, and more importantly, stop procrastinating about the things you love to do.  Many of us seem to be caught living our lives in this grey neutral area in which we avoid pain, but also never take the time to give ourselves some pleasure. Not taking the time to give yourself pleasure, even if it is for only 30 minutes or so a day, leads to burnout, loss of energy, depression and so on.  What is life all about?  Do you really want to live in this nebulous area on a treadmill with no joy?  Cut yourself some slack and do something you enjoy, even if it is for a short while each day.  The time you spend will make your life seem worthwhile and the joy of living will return.
                                    ~ Edward W. Smith
Why Things Happen

“Finding answers isn’t everything.”
We don’t always know why things happen. Disappointments and difficulties may never be explained. For example, you may never fully understand why management passed you up for a promotion or why a partner left you for someone else. No doubt there will be times in your life when you are left scratching your head trying to figure out, “Why?”
Letting go when there is no understanding that “Why?” is very hard.  Our culture places such emphasis on finding answers. But, finding answers isn’t everything. Your life should not stop when you don’t understand events. Instead, you must learn to let go.
So, get on with your life. Regain your energy and passion. Let go of the frustration of asking “Why?” and you clear the deck for a brighter future!
©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women
Today’s Affirmation: I have learned to let go.
Daily Teaching from The Power
It's Not About the Other Person
You can tell in your relationships right now what you've been giving. If a current relationship is great, it means you are giving more love and gratitude than negativity. If a current relationship is difficult or challenging, it means you are inadvertently giving more negativity than love. Some people think a relationship is either good or bad because of the other person, but life doesn't happen that way. You can't say to the force of love, "I will give love only when the other person gives it to me!" You can't receive anything in life unless you give it first! Whatever you give, you receive, so it's not about the other person at all: it's all about you! It's all about what you are giving and what you are feeling.
You can change any relationship right now by looking for the things you love, appreciate, and are grateful for in that person. When you make a deliberate effort to look for the things you love more than you notice negative things, a miracle will take place. It will appear to you as though something incredible has happened to the other person, but it's the force of love that is incredible, because it dissolves negativity, including negativity in relationships. All you have to do is harness the force of love by looking for the things you love in the person, and everything will change in the relationship!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Every day you are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this world that you get free of charge. If you had all the money in the world, you couldn't buy an extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure?
                         ~ Unknown


 You find three things along any spiritual path: (1) that you are spirit having a human experience, (2) that every breath from moment to moment is taken in a broken, imperfect world, and (3) that your wholeness and perfection will meet you somewhere on the path. 
                        ~ Sonja Ebron 


Contemplate life as infinite, undivided, ever present, ever active, until you realize yourself as one with it. It is not even very difficult, for you will be returning only to your own natural condition.

                        ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj


What happens is of little significance compared with the stories we tell ourselves about what happens. Events matter little, only stories of events affect us.
                        ~ Rabih Alamedd


That's the reason we kind of exist. It's like our job. To give to each other. And learn from each other. To capture moments of people. So it's really strange to have somebody ignore the obvious human being right in front of them.
                        ~ Angelina Jolie


Love yourself. Accept yourself. Forgive yourself and be good to yourself because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.
                        ~ Leonardo Buscaglia 


There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself - an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.
                        ~ Antisthenes


Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.
                        ~ Lao Tzu


People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.
If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies; Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.
                        ~ Mother Teresa


Notes from the Universe

For every physical adventure, there's the possibility of loss. That's what makes it an adventure.

For every spiritual adventure, there's only gain. Which totally spoils the adventure, and is why you choose to forget that all physical adventures are really spiritual adventures.

Everything makes you more,
    The Universe 


The top 10 things dead people want to tell living people are:

1. They're not dead.
2. They're sorry for any pain they caused.
3. There's no such thing as a devil or hell.
4. They were ready to go when they went.
5. You're not ready.
6. They finally understand what they were missing.
7. Nothing can prepare you for the beauty of the moment you arrive.
8. Don't try to understand this now, but life is exceedingly fair.
9. Your pets are as crazy, brilliant and loving, here, as they were there.
10. Life really is all about love, but not just loving those who love you...

In their own words,
    The Universe


We are really advocates of just getting as happy as you can be—which takes care of everything. Even if you don't have reason to be happy—make it up. Fantasize it. Make a decision that you're going to be happy one way or another—no matter what. "No matter what, I'm going to be happy! If I have to ignore everybody; if I have to never watch television again; if I have to never pick up a newspaper again, I'm going to be happy. If I never have to see that person's face again, I'm going to be happy. If I have to see that person's face, I'm going to find something to see in that person's face that makes me happy. I'm going to be happy. I'm going to be happy. I'm going to be happy."
                        ~ 'The Teachings of Abraham' by Esther and Jerry Hicks


Develop more and more ideas, so you get to the point that you have more than you can possibly use.  Then give some away.  Yes, give them away.  After all, you have taken care of yourself, so you aren't losing anything.  On the other hand you are helping others, and what goes around comes around.  Those ideas you gave away, will come back to you in another form, just when you need them.  You will build contacts and good will with your associates and become known as a person to turn to when help is needed.  This in itself will propel you to the top.
                        ~ Edward W. Smith


Cure for Fearing the Unknown

“Stop fearing the unknown and move forward.”

Do these sound familiar? “I’m too old to do something new.” “I won’t be any good at it.” “People will laugh.”  Are these the kinds of things you tell yourself when opportunity strikes?

When you determine the result or the outcome before you even start, you have already considered rejection or failure. And, when this happens, it’s easy to come up with excuses for not even trying.

The secret is to disconnect the outcome from the process. This is when you release the fear and give yourself the opportunity for success.

Think about it, you cannot possibly know the outcome before you try. Nobody can! So, trust yourself and get out there and do it.

© Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I give myself opportunity for success by disconnecting the outcome from the process.


Daily Teaching from The Power

What You Give to Others, You give to Yourself

The most enlightened beings throughout history told us to love others, You were not told to love others just so that you would be a nice person. You were being give the secret to life! You were being given the law of attraction! When you love others, you will have an amazing life. When you love others, you will receive the life you deserve.

         "The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself."
                                ~ Saint Paul (Circa 5-67) Christian Apostle, In Galatians 5:14 

Give love to others through kindness, encouragement, support, gratitude, or any good feeling, and it comes back to you and multiplies itself, bringing love to every other area of your life, including your health, money, happiness, and career.

Give negativity to others, through criticism, anger, impatience, or any bad feeling, and you will receive that negativity back - guaranteed! And as the negativity comes back, it multiplies itself, attracting more negativity, which affects the rest of your life. 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Weekend nuggets!!!

so we've finally arrived at another la la!!! let these nuggets marinate and enjoy them...and your's so precious :-)

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. 
                        ~ Winston Churchill 


There are many paths to enlightenment. Be sure to take the one with a heart.        
                        ~ Lao Tzu


Often we don’t give ourselves permission to succeed. Nor do we appreciate people who look like us and are successful. Surround yourself with those who won’t compete with you but will who revel in your success and see your ascent as a reflection of their own possibilities. And don’t forget that success is not just cash in the bank or degrees on the wall; it is living out your life’s purpose. It is being all you can be...
                        ~ T.D. Jakes


The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed. 
                        ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti


Change is not something that we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they're meant to be. 
                        ~ BKS Iyengar (Happy 93rd Birthday!!! :-)


Human beings at their Essence are innately content, confident, at ease, in touch with a sense of joy and wonder, and live with a felt-sense of interconnection and perpetual self-nourishment. It is only when we leave human Presence that we enter into the “Realms” of suffering.
                        ~ Sukhalaya Gusman


We are not simply biological creatures, the result of a happenstance of chemical processes, walking the earth just trying to get through it all with a minimum of harm to ourselves and others. We are Creations of the Deity, Products of the Divine, Individuations of God.
                        ~ Neale Donald Walsch


A Note from the Universe

There's not one person on Earth who's there for the same reason as you...

Finding and celebrating YOU! 

    The Universe


You're never satisfied. That's what life is, it's just this ongoing, neverending vacation adventure, you see. You can't get it wrong and you never get it done—and we recommend that you have as much fun as you can along the way.
                        ~ 'The Teachings of Abraham' by Esther and Jerry Hicks


Security will kill you. If you focus on maintaining the status quo, not taking risks, playing it safe, etc, you are doomed to fail.  Once you stop taking risks, you stop growing, and if you aren't growing you are dying.  The world will change and you won't, and you will fall behind.  The worst part of playing it safe is the loss of joy of achievement.  Getting something you didn't work for doesn't generate much joy.  On the other hand, achieving something you planned for, worked for and risked it all for, gives you a high nothing on this earth can compare to.  Take some risks today and live.
                        ~ Edward W. Smith 


You Can Become Creative, Energetic & Empowered

“A chip off the old block.”

In our youth, we didn’t appreciate being called a “chip off the old block.” But, this was really a compliment to our inner powers.

Deep within you is a rock of strength, an immovable foundation of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual muscle. You empower yourself when you take charge of that inner muscle, for this is your real self, your true character.

Each of us is a combination of the physical self, the emotional self, the mental self and the spiritual self. When you nurture these “selves,” you naturally grow more creative, energetic and empowered to enjoy life.

So, don’t be afraid of becoming a “chip off the old block.” For within you, at this moment, is a firm foundation that will always remain unshakeable.

©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women

Today’s Affirmation: I nurture my physical, emotional, mental and spiritual ‘selves.’


Daily Teaching from The Power

The Power and Relationships

                "Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and         understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will                         never be the same again."
                        ~ Og Mandino (1923-1996), Author 

Giving love is the law that applies to everything in your life. And giving love is the law of relationships. The force of love doesn't care whether you know someone or not, whether a person is a friend or foe, a loved one or a complete stranger. The force of love doesn't care if you're encountering a work colleague, boss, parent, child, student, or a person serving you in a store. With every single person you come into contact with, you are either giving love or you're not. And what you give is what you will receive.

Relationships are your biggest channel to give love, and so you can change your entire life just through the love you give in your relationships. At the same time though, relationships can be your biggest downfall, because they are often your biggest excuse for not  giving love!