Friday, March 23, 2012

Nuggets to celebrate our first weekend of last! :-)

TGIF!!! have a lovely weekend :-) 


Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude. If I insist on being pessimistic, there is always tomorrow. Today I am blessed.
                        ~ Maya Angelou


Some people need a red carpet rolled out in front of them in order to walk forward into friendship. They can't see the tiny outstretched hands all around them, everywhere, like leaves on trees.
                        ~ Miranda July


The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
                        ~ Hans Hofmann


Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
                        ~ Leo Buscaglia


The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.
                        ~ Napoleon Hill


The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
                        ~ Emily Dickinson


If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It's very important to be aware of them every time they come up.
                        ~ Deepak Chopra


The secret of attraction is to love yourself. Attractive people judge neither themselves nor others. They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love in every action. They know that love is not a mere sentiment, but the ultimate truth at the heart of the universe.
                        ~ Deepak Chopra 


Get busy living

Today is a new day. Fill it with new experience.

You have the extremely valuable opportunity today to grow. Take full advantage of that opportunity.

There are things you enjoy that you don’t yet know you enjoy. Explore the possibilities, and discover some of those things.

There is beauty that will thrill your soul that you have not yet encountered. Get going, get out there, get busy living, and find that new beauty.

If all you ever do is stay right where you are, you’ll never know how truly magnificent your life can be. Step enthusiastically out of your comfortable rut, and into the bright, beautiful world of new possibilities.

Just around that corner you’ve never before turned, there’s a whole new path to fulfillment. Get busy living, and fill your life with the richness you don’t even know you’re missing.
                        ~ Ralph Marston


Daily OM

The Music of Language
Words Are Energy

Each word we speak has a life of its own, a vibratory signature that creates waves into the expanse of the universe.
When we speak or write, we use the vehicles of words to carry meaning, as well as energy, from ourselves to another person or group of people. We may be speaking to our baby, our boss, or to an audience of 500 people. We may be writing a love letter, a work-related memo, or an entry in our own diary. Whatever the case, each word we speak or write has a life of its own, a vibratory signature that creates waves in the same way that a note of music creates waves. And like musical notes, our words live in communities of other words and change in relation to the words that surround them. When we are conscious of the energy behind our words, we become capable of making beautiful music in the world. If we are unconscious of the power of words, we run the risk of creating a noisy disturbance.  

Some of us know this instinctively, while others come to this understanding slowly. Most of us, though, speak without thinking at least some of the time, blurting out our feelings and thoughts without much regard for the words we choose to express them. When we remind ourselves that our words have an impact on the world at the level of energy, we may find within ourselves the desire to be more aware of our use of language.  

A fun way to increase our sensitivity to the power of words is to simply make a list of our favorite words and notice the energy they contain. We can write them down and post them where we can see them, or we can speak them aloud, feeling them reverberate in our bodies and in the air around us. This is like learning to consciously play an instrument that we have been playing unconsciously for most of our lives, and the effect can be startling and delightful. As we grow more comfortable and confident playing the instrument of language, we will begin to compose beautiful messages, creating positive energy every time we write or speak.


Without a Net
Living Life with Trust

When we continually live our life with a safety net it creates a barrier to our freedom.
As we create the life of our dreams, we often reach a crossroads where the choices seem to involve the risk of facing the unknown versus the safety and comfort of all that we have come to trust. We may feel like a tightrope walker, carefully teetering along the narrow path to our goals, sometimes feeling that we are doing so without a net. Knowing we have some backup may help us work up the courage to take those first steps, until we are secure in knowing that we have the skills to work without one. But when we live our lives from a place of balance and trust in the universe, we may not see our source of support, but we can know that it is there.

If we refuse to act only if we can see the safety net, we may be allowing the net to become a trap as it creates a barrier between us and the freedom to pursue our goals. Change is inherent in life, so even what we have learned to trust can surprise us at any moment. Remove fear from the equation and then, without even wondering what is going on below, we can devote our full attention to the dream that awaits us.

We attract support into our lives when we are willing to make those first tentative steps, trusting that the universe will provide exactly what we need. In that process we can decide that whatever comes from our actions is only for our highest and best experience of growth. It may come in the form of a soft landing, an unexpected rescue or an eye-opening experience gleaned only from the process of falling. So rather than allowing our lives to be dictated by fear of the unknown, or trying to avoid falling, we can appreciate that sometimes we experience life fully when we are willing to trust and fall. And in doing so, we may just find that we have the wings to fly.

When we believe that there is a reason for everything, we are stepping out with the safety net of the universe, and we know we will make the best from whatever comes our way.


You Are the One You Are Waiting for
Turn to Yourself

Ultimately, you are the one.
We spend a lot of our lives looking for role models, mentors, teachers, and gurus to guide us on our path. There is nothing wrong with this and, in fact, finding the right person at the right time can really help. However, it is important to realize that in the absence of such a figure, we can very safely rely upon ourselves. We carry within us everything we need to know to make progress on our paths to self-realization. The outer world serves as a mirror. Or to use another metaphor, our inner world has a magnetic force that draws to us what we need to evolve to the next level. All we need to do to see that we already have everything we need is to let go of our belief that we need to seek in order to find.  

The path of the spirit is often defined as a journey with a goal such as the fabled pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. In this metaphor, a person begins a search for something they want but do not have and then they find it, and there is a happy ending. However, most of us know that getting what we want only makes us happy for a moment, and then the happiness passes until a new object of desire presents itself. Joy is a permanent aspect of our inner selves and is not separate from us at any point. We do not have to travel to find it or imagine that it resides only in the body of another. In fact, what the best teachers will do is point out that this very precious elixir is something we already possess.  

So when we find ourselves on our path, not knowing which way to turn and wishing for guidance, we can turn to ourselves. We may not know the right answer rationally or intellectually, but if we simply ask, let go, and wait patiently, an answer will come. The more we practice this and trust this process, the less we will look outside ourselves for teachers and guides for we will have successfully become our own.


Notes from the Universe

The real reason animals don't talk, is because they understand so much.

    The Universe


Show me someone who keeps getting in your way, and I'll show you someone who keeps making excuses. 

Tricky, tricky, tricky,
    The Universe


It's wise never to ask another for what you want. 

No, don't ask me.

No, not even yourself.

Just give thanks, in advance. As if you already had whatever it is the "old-you" would have asked for.

Oh, and by the way, thanks for loving every fiber of your supernatural self, as much as I do. 

    The Universe


How'd you like a little peek into the future? Oh, I really shouldn't, but, well, you so rock, I figure this indulgence, just once, will be all right.

You're sitting around a warm and cozy fireplace surrounded by friends and boisterous laughter. Early-morning snow gently falling across the countryside is visible from the enormous, ceiling-high windows beside you. Everyone is sipping hot chocolate, and reminiscing about the fabulous circumstances that have brought you together, brimming with excitement for times ahead. And then you chime in, "If only we'd seen it, we never would have been so hard on ourselves. If only we'd had just the slightest inkling that the challenges, lacks, and issues we faced back then were of our own exacting design, and that they'd soon make possible the whirlwind of events that so swiftly followed, we'd have been, well, as proud then as we are now... and every bit as photogenic." 

And then everyone starts clapping, smiling, and taking lots of pictures. 

Not a word to anyone,
    The Universe


I ask you, as humbly as I can, to consider taking the path less traveled, going within, and getting quiet. Being yourself, shining your light, and reaching out to others. 

No, no, heavens no! Not what you're thinking!! I ask these things not that they might be an alternative to living high on the hog, in the fast lane, loaded down with embarrassing wealth... but as a means to attaining these things. 

Just striving to preserve our options -
    The Universe


'The Teachings of Abraham' by Esther and Jerry Hicks

If you wait until your body is completely dehydrated before you drink something or completely emaciated before you eat something, your body can get far out of balance. While it is possible to eventually bring your body back to a state of well-being—it is much easier to maintain a healthy physical balance than to recover it after losing it.

Most people never put themselves into the dramatic situation where they are without water or food to the point of doing damage to their physical bodies; however, it is not uncommon for people to deprive their bodies of something equally important: alignment with Source Energy.

In the same way that it is a good idea to drink when you feel the indication of thirst—and therefore maintain your Well-Being long before dehydration is experienced—it is equally important to change the thought and release resistance at the first indication of negative emotion. For while it is certainly possible to withstand negative emotion for long periods of time, it is not the optimal experience for the cells of your physical body.
When you learn to release resistance in the early, subtle stages, your physical body must thrive. Thriving is what is natural to you.


Your action has nothing to do with your abundance! Your abundance is a response to your vibration. Of course, your belief is part of your vibration. So if you believe that action is part of what brings your abundance, then you've got to unravel that.


See this world as a free world, and see everyone in it as trying—through their individual experiences—to find their way back to that calling, back to that Source Energy. And even though there are billions of them going about it in a way that is different than you would choose, there's no right or wrong way. In other words, bless them all, and get on with the only thing you have any power about, which is opening or closing your vortex to your natural state of Well-Being.


When you see someone living something awful, a rocket of desire for their resolution shoots out of you. And then, if you start focusing upon their resolution, you'll start feeling better right away. And now, you're part of the current that is part of the solution.


One Minute Motivator by Edward W. Smith

Getting knocked down may not have been your responsibility, but getting back up is. Willie Jolly, a motivational speaker, makes the point that turning a set back into a come back, can only be done by you. Study the reasons you were knocked down, and put a plan in place to start correcting the situation, and sure enough, your set back will become a come back.


Lose some and learn some. Dr. Rob Gilbert, who teaches Sports Psychology, says that every time you lose; you have the opportunity to learn. If you are having a problem, something has gone wrong, and now you have a chance to learn something new. It is new, because you sure didn't know the problem was going to happen, or you wouldn't have done it that way. So now you know you don't know something, and that is better than not knowing you don't know something, but how about moving into the know something category. You are close to learning something, so why not take the extra step to figure out what is going on and you will have one more tool on your tool belt, and have one less thing that can go wrong.


You know the answer to the question, but you don't want to hear it.  So many of the solutions to our problems are staring us right in the face, or we have heard the solution from others before, and we don't want to hear it.  We spend our time and effort looking for easier fixes to our problems, when we, deep down, know what we have to do.  Now is the time to face the solution, you know is the answer, and implement it, as painful as it may be.  Make that hard decision, start that hard solution and you will be on your way again.


Daily Teaching from The Power

How to Use the Power of Love for Perfect Health

                                "Where there is the greatest love, there are always miracles."
                                                ~ Willa Cather (1873-1947)
                                                Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novelist

To receive the health you want and love, you must give love! In the face of any sickness, give good feelings about health, because only love brings perfect health. You cannot give bad feelings about sickness and receive health. If you hate or fear a disease, you will be giving out bad feelings, and disease can never go away through bad feelings. When you give thoughts and feelings of what you want, your cells receive the full force of health. When you give negative thoughts and feelings of what you don't want, the force of health to your cells reduces! It doesn't matter if you feel bad about a subject that has nothing to do with your health; when you feel bad, you reduce the force of health to your body. But when you feel love for anything - for a sunny day, new house, friend, or promotion - your body receives the full force of health.

Gratitude is the great multiplier, so say thank you  for your health every single day. All the money in the world cannot buy health, because it is a gift from life, and so more than anything else, be grateful for your health! It is the best health insurance you can ever take, because gratitude is the assurance of health!

Be grateful for your body instead of finding fault with it. Every time you have a thought of something you don't like about your body, remember that the water inside your body is receiving your feelings. Instead say thank you  with all your heart for what you do like about your body, and ignore the things you don't like.

                                "Love draws forth love."
                                        ~ Saint Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)
                                        Nun, Mystic, and Writer   

Friday, March 16, 2012

Weekend nuggets!!!

a true plethora of wonderful weekend nuggets to marinate in...enjoy! :-) 


It's not so much about the meaning of it is about the feeling of being alive.
                        ~ Joseph Campbell


The world is a much more beautiful and incredible place than you think, and each of us has a great deal of power to make it more so.
                        ~ Olie Osterkamp

Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out. 
                        ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes


Most dreams are also part reality (otherwise we wouldn't believe them), and reality happens to be a condition that gives you plenty of chances through your life to rise to—no, soar through—the occasion.
                        ~ Leigh Newman


‎There is no normal life that is free of pain. 
It is the very wrestling with our problems
that can be the impetus for our growth. 
                        ~ Fred Rogers 


If we can just let go and trust that things will work out they way they're supposed to, without trying to control the outcome, then we can begin to enjoy the moment...
                        ~ Goldie Hawn


Generosity is also an act of freedom, a casting off of the constraints of prudence and self-interest.
                        ~ Marilynne Robinson


I have found that when I do doubt myself I'm concentrating on what other people are thinking of me rather than what I think of myself. Although, I think it's really important how other people perceive me and what they think of me, I don't think it's anywhere near as important as what I think of myself.
                        ~ Adele


Today is a brand new day
A fresh start
Replace any negativity with
Think happy thoughts
Drink lots of water
Fill your body with fuel
Healthy is happy
Inspire yourself
Go for a run
Do some sit ups
Give someone a compliment
Make a new friend
Tell yourself you are beautiful
Spread love
Be kind and create good karma
Take chances
                                ~ Author Unknown


‎My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
                        ~ Oprah Winfrey


Daily Motivators by Ralph Marston

For a reason

What happens, happens for a reason. Watch, listen, feel, experience, learn and grow.

What may seem to be a coincidence is actually a consequence. What may appear to be a random occurrence is actually a direct result of something.

Life’s events and situations are always telling you something of value. Pay attention and, firmly grounded in your purpose, hear what life has to say.

By understanding where consequences come from, you can learn to choose the ones you desire. By focusing carefully on life’s various causes and effects, you can create the specific outcomes you wish to experience.

When things are not going your way, it can be easy and tempting to blame it on random bad luck. Yet it is far more empowering to take full responsibility for your situation, because that puts you on a path to change it for the better.

For every result, there is a cause. Take positive, purposeful control of the causes, and get the results you truly desire.


The way you choose

You have a purpose, so choose it. You have control, so use it.

What happens to you isn’t the end of the story. What really makes a difference is what you do with it.

Excuses and complaints give you comfort, but little else. Positive intention, commitment, action, discipline and persistence are what create a life of great fulfillment.

You are not your past, you are not your job title, you are not your bank balance or the car you drive or the neighborhood where you live. You are who you choose to be, and the way you choose to act, in this new moment.

The possibilities are limited only by your imagination, so imagine from your deepest, driving purpose. Feel the passion as it wells up within you, and let it energize every part of your life.

Live by choice, not by chance. This irreplaceable moment is now here, so act to make its great value uniquely yours.


Daily Om

The Power of Disengagement
Playing Mind Games 

Life should not be lived through a series of mind games, but from truth and looking deep within.
For better or worse, many people have been raised to believe that communicating in an honest and open way will not get them what they want. They have learned, instead, to play mind games or go on power trips in the service of their ego‚s agenda. People stuck in this outmoded and inefficient style of communication can be trying at best and downright destructive at worst. We may get caught up in thinking we have to play the same games in order to defend ourselves, but that will only lead us deeper into confusion and conflict. The best way to handle people like this is to be clear and honest with them 

As with all relationships and situations in our lives, we must look within for both the source of our difficulties and the solution. Reacting to the situation by getting upset will only entrench us more deeply in the undesirable relationship. Only by disengaging, becoming still, and going within can we begin to see what has hooked us into the mess in the first place. We will most likely find unprocessed emotions that we can finally fully feel and release into the stillness we find in meditation. The more we are able to do this, the less we will be bothered by the other person‚s dramas and the more we will be free to respond in a new way. In the light of our new awareness, the situation will untangle itself and we will slowly break free. 

Whenever people come into our lives, they have come for a reason, to show us something about ourselves that we have not been able to see. When unhealthy people try to hook us into their patterns with mind games and power trips, we can remind ourselves that we have something to learn here and that a part of us is calling out for healing. This takes the focus off the troubling individual and puts it back on us, giving us the opportunity to change the situation from the inside out. 
A Matter of Priorities
Letting Go of the Little Stuff 

When we stop worrying about unimportant matters, we can devote so much more of ourselves to what is truly important.
We experience numerous disappointments each and every day. Our expectations go unmet, our plans are blocked by circumstance, our wishes go unfulfilled, and we discover that our lives are subject to a myriad of forces beyond our conscious control. In some cases, our response is powerful because we must invest ourselves and our resources to overcome genuine hardship. In others, our reactions are far more passionate than our circumstances likely warrant. The tension that permeates our bodies and minds when we are late for an event, interrupted at work, or sitting in traffic is not inappropriate, but it can interfere with our well-being in profound ways. When we stop worrying about relatively unimportant matters, we can be at peace and devote so much more of ourselves to what is truly important.  

The small frustrations and irritations wield such power over us because they rob us of the illusion of control. But every problem is a potential teacher ~ a confusing situation is an opportunity to practice mindfulness, and difficult people provide us with opportunities to display compassion. There is a natural human tendency to invest copious amounts of emotional energy in minor dilemmas and frustrations in order to avoid confronting those more complex issues that are largely outside the realm of our control. The intensity of our response provides us with a temporary sense of personal power that helps us cope with challenges that might otherwise overwhelm us. But it is only when we let the little stuff go that we discover that the big stuff is not really so devastating after all.  

In the stress of a singularly tense incident, differentiating between an inconsequential annoyance and a legitimate challenge can seem a monumental task. Ask yourself whether the emotions you are feeling will be as vivid in a year, a day, or even an hour. As focused as you are on this moment in time, your reward for letting go of your emotional investment may be the very happiness and harmony of being whose loss you are lamenting. Needless aggravation is seldom worth the cost it exacts. You cannot distance yourself from life's inconsistencies, irritations, and upheavals, but you can relinquish your desire for perfect order and gain peace of mind in the process.


Notes from the Universe

Perhaps the greatest of all illusions is that life could somehow be better than it already is. 

You've got it made - 
    The Universe


Always trust your dreams. 

They've chosen you, as much as you've chosen them. 

    The Universe


If you could take a daily pill that would profoundly speed-up the manifestation of all your dreams, would you take it without fail? 

I thought so. 

What if it was a big, ugly pill that took 5 minutes to dissolve on your tongue, and it tasted like medicine. Would you still do it?

Yes, all of your dreams... 

Thought so. 

But what if during those 5 minutes each day you couldn't watch TV, or talk with friends, or distract yourself in any way from your chore?

Wow, you must really want a fabulous thriving dream, and all those other awesome life changes! 

OK, what if you could skip the pill bit entirely, but instead you had to set aside 5 minutes a day to visualize, in a dark and quiet room, seeing your life unfold as if all your dreams were coming true, and for good measure you had to say or do something, each day, that implied the same? 

No, you can't go back to the pill idea. 

    The Universe


Ever notice how those who give 100% just to "get by" in life, usually do? How those who are willing to do just about anything to work on their relationships, usually do? And how those who seem to make it their life's mission to add more years to theirs, often succeed?

Thought so.

Then you must wonder, too, why they don't just give 100% to living in abundance, do just about anything to celebrate their relationships, and make it their mission to add more life to their years... huh? 

Just another one of life's amazing mysteries, I guess -
    The Universe


Sometimes, in hindsight, it may seem that your prior kindnesses were for naught, and that in the end, they were too high a price to pay for the pains you've endured.

That is, of course, until you get a little further into the future, when the pendulum has been allowed its full swing, and all the seeds you've sown have begun blooming in more gardens than you ever knew existed. 

    The Universe


The Teachings of Abraham by Esther and Jerry Hicks

You are magnificent beings, in the perfect place at the perfect time, unfolding perfectly, never getting it done, and never getting it wrong. Be more playful about all of it. "Today, no matter where I'm going, no matter what I am doing, and no matter who I'm doing it with — it is my dominant intent to look for that which I'm wanting to see. I'm wanting to find thoughts and words and actions that feel good while I'm finding them. For in doing so, I am, in the moment, practicing the art of allowing all that I've been telling the Universe I'm wanting, for all of the days of my existence."


There is a big mix out there, and there's lots of different things going on, and there is not one way that was intended to be the right way. Just like there's not one color or one flower or one vegetable or one fingerprint. There is not one that is to be the right one over all others. The variety is what fosters the creativity. And so you say, "Okay, I accept that there's lots of variety, but I don't like to eat cucumbers." Don't eat cucumbers. But don't ask them to be eliminated and don't condemn those who eat them. Don't stand on corners waving signs trying to outlaw the things that you don't like. Don't ruin your life by pushing against. Instead, say, "I choose this instead. This does please me.


The thought that you think, you think, which attracts to it; so you think it some more, which attracts to it; so you think it some more. In other words, when you have an expectation, you've got a dominant thought going on, and Law of Attraction is going to deliver that to you again, and again and again. And you say "The reason that I believe this, is because it is true." And we say, the reason that you believe it, is because you've practiced the thought. All that a belief is, is a thought that you keep practicing.


One Minute Motivators by Edward W. Smith

Quit it.  Stop it right now.  You are doing something in your life that is holding back your potential and/or damaging you in some way.  It might be physical or it may be mental, but chances are there is something you are doing, that you would be better off if you didn't do it.  Find out what it is, admit it and find a way to reduce or eliminate it.  Your life will move ahead faster and you will probably feel better in the long run, if you stop doing something that is holding you back.


Smile.  It makes people treat you better, and you feel better.  People will be more likely to help you if you look approachable and pleasant.  Also acting happy and smiling, makes your body and mind follow suit and you actually will become happy.  So smile and the world will smile back.


Moderation is the key.  Don't try to do too much of whatever you are trying to do, or you will burn out.  Shooting too low won't get you anywhere and shooting too high will hurt you as well. Sometimes aiming too high will cause our subconscious mind to turn off on the goal, or we may give up before we start, because we feel overwhelmed. Set goals that are a stretch, but yet attainable and you will optimize your progress.


Persistence beats brains any day. Nothing is more important than persistence. The best idea in the world is useless unless someone pursues it. We all know examples of things and people that weren't the best, but made it, due to persistence. Keep asking yourself what you can do next to move your project ahead and then do it. Persist, persist, succeed, and succeed.


Daily Teaching from The Power

The Power of your Heart 

"In some sense man is a microcosm of the universe; therefore what man is, is a clue to the universe."
                        ~ David Bohm (1917-1992)
                        Quantum Physicist

The inside of your body is an exact map of our solar system and the universe. Your heart is the sun and the center of your body system. Your organs are the planets, and just as the planets depend on the sun to remain in balance and harmony, so do all the organs in your body depend on your heart to remain in balance and harmony.

Scientists at the Institute of HeartMath in California have shown that feeling love, gratitude, and appreciation in your heart boosts your immune system; increases vital chemical production; increases physical vitality and vigor; reduces burnout; and improves glucose regulation in diabetics. Feelings of love also create a higher degree of harmony in the rhythm of your heart. HeartMath has shown that the magnetic field of the heart is 5,000 times more powerful than the magnetic field of the brain, and reaches out several feet from our body. 

Other scientists are revolutionizing our understanding of the affect of love on our health, through experiments with water. What does water have to do with health? Your body is made up of 70 percent water! The inside of your head is 80 percent water!

Researchers in Japan, Russia, Europe, and the United States have discovered that when water is exposed to positive words and feelings such as love and gratitude, the energy level of the water not only increases, but the structure of the water changes, making it perfectly harmonious. The higher the positive feeling, the more beautiful and harmonious the water becomes. When water is exposed to negative emotions, such as hate, the energy level of the water decreases, and chaotic changes occur, negatively affecting the structure of the water.

If human emotions can change the structure of water, can you imagine what your feelings are doing to the health of your body? Your cells are made of mostly water! The center of every cell is water, and each cell is completely surrounded by a layer of water.

Can you imagine the impact of love and gratitude on your body? Can you imagine the power of love and gratitude to restore health? When you feel love, your love affects the water of the 100 trillion cells in your body!                         

Friday, March 9, 2012

Weekend catch-up nuggets!

TGIF! Playing catch-up once again from an extremely crazy week...enjoy marinating! :-) 


Let go of what you can't control. Channel all that energy into living fully in the now.

Don't let regrets about the past or fears about the future stop you from fully enjoying your present. A good way to ensure you're living fully in the present is to make sure you're fully using all of your miracle senses - and seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching - and intuitively being - as much as you can in a day! Most people pay attention to mostly what they see around them. But you have so many wonderful other senses as well to tap into. Added perk: When you tap into your senses - this mindfulness can happily double-up as a form of meditation - further stopping your mind from wandering to regrets about the past or fears about the future. So today be sure to fully tap into ALL of your miracle senses - and passionately!
                        ~ Karen Salmansohn


When you think everything is someone else´s fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy. Pride leads to violence and evil. The truly good gaze upon everything with love and understanding.
                        ~Dalai lama


You are now entering into a complete awakening: to your higher-self, your intuition, your gifts, your role on the planet and the Divine plan. The opening of your heart-center is allowing your inner vision to see more clearly. In turn, this is empowering you on many levels, both energetically and intuitively, to walk your path and do what you have come here to do. Your Awakening will subconsciously call out to others to step into their own Light as well.
                        ~ Cheryl Lee Harnish


That's what learning is, after all: not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we've changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
                        ~ Richard Bach


Limitless treasure

Every moment is a new opportunity to more fully experience and express the value of your life. The value you live is the value you give.

What you get out of life is not merely a result of what you put into it. What you get out of life and what you put into it are precisely one and the same.

Every moment is an opportunity to invest yourself in meaningful purpose. The quality of that investment at any given time is what defines the true quality of your life.

Fulfillment is not about acquiring something that exists outside of you. It is about more richly and more completely experiencing the unique, magnificent value that is already and always within you.

Life’s circumstances do not, in and of themselves, enhance or detract from the value of your life. Each event, each circumstance gives you a new way to explore and experience that value.

The best you can live is the best you are willing to give, and there’s no limit to what that can be. Fully invest yourself in each moment, and delight in the limitless treasure that is already yours.


Live now

Don’t be held back by what has not yet happened or by what is already over. Live now, with all you have.

There’s no need to wait for everything to be perfect. Live now in this moment while you have it, before its unique opportunities are gone.

Some things may turn out great, and other things may be disappointing. Live now, when you can do your best with what you have.

Even when the challenges seem impossibly overwhelming, there is always something you can do to make a positive difference. Live now, do it now, and work your way steadily forward.

No action is wasted when it is undertaken with authentic purpose behind it. Live now, with meaning, and use this moment to bring new richness to your world.

You are here right now to enjoy, to experience, to create and achieve, to love, and to live. Live now, for now is the precious moment when life is yours.
                        ~ Ralph Marston


The Truths Within

Value Your Own Wisdom

Your very own inner wisdom should be valued more than any other and will always guide you in the direction you need to travel.
Throughout our lives, we will encounter individuals who presume to know what is best for us. The insights they offer cannot compare, however, with the powers of awareness and discernment that already exist within us. From birth we are blessed with wisdom that cannot be learned or unlearned. It exists whether or not we acknowledge it because it is a gift given to us by a loving universe before we chose to experience existence on the earthly plane. Yet for all its permanence, it is vital that we value and honor this incredible element of the self. It is when we do not use our inborn wisdom that we begin to doubt our personal truths and are driven to outside sources of information because we are afraid. What we know to be true in our hearts is invariably true, and we discover how intensely beautiful and useful self-trust can be when we recognize the power of our wisdom.  

Inner wisdom is not subject to the influences of the outside world, which means that it will never demand that we surrender our free will or counsel us to act in opposition to our values. We benefit from this inspiration when we open ourselves to it, letting go of the false notion that we are less qualified than others to determine our fate. The wisdom inside of us is the source of our discernment and our ability to identify blessings in disguise. When we are unsure of who to trust, how to respond, or what we require, the answers lie in our inner wisdom. It knows where we are going and understands where we are coming from, taking this into account though it is not a product of experience but rather a piece of our connection to the universal mind.    

In the whole of your existence, no force you will ever encounter will contribute as much to your ability to do what you need to do and be who you want to be as your natural wisdom. Through it, you reveal your growing consciousness to the greater source and discover the true extent of your strength. If you heed this wisdom with conviction and confidence, the patterns, people, and fears that held you back will be dismantled, paving the way for you to fulfill your truest potential.
                        ~ Daily Om


Notes from the Universe

Actually, your only "job" in this intergalactic affair called life is thinking. 

That's it. That's all there is. 

And should you learn to focus your thinking, to dwell upon what you want instead of what you don't want, and to live as if your thoughts are more real than the prior manifestations that surround you, your life will become easy, floodgates will burst open, and if you want, everyone shall know your name.

Somebody must have been loving you, BIG TIME, when this old world began spinning. 

Your secret admirer - 
    The Universe


When you feel happy, really happy, it somehow seems that you've always been happy and that you'll always be happy. 

The same is often true when you feel sad, or lonely, or depressed, or broke, or sick, or scared. 

Something, perhaps, to remember. 

    The Universe


Do you know what's really, really, really easy?

Whatever you say is really, really, really easy.

Same goes for the hard stuff. 

You so fly, 
    The Universe


The need to criticize simply belies a longing for recognition, appreciation, and validation. None of which, however, can be obtained through criticism.

I'm sure it's just a phase they're going through. 

    The Universe


It's not as if one could be bored enough, feel frustrated enough, or complain enough that their life would suddenly turn around. Doesn't work that way.

Whatever anyone "is," they become more of. And anyone's is'ness is whatever they say it is. 

    The Universe


The Teachings of Abraham by Esther and Jerry Hicks

If you could get to the place where you no longer feel a need to push against anything that you disagree with—you would become in alignment with what you do agree with. Even within your own body, it is your pushing against those things you don't agree with that causes you to be out of alignment with what you do agree.


There are many situations, attitudes, lifestyles—even food choices—that you do not want to participate with. Through the living of your life, you have identified many wanted and unwanted aspects, and it is important to remember that none of those unwanted things can jump into your experience, because there is no assertion in your attraction-based Universe.

The choices that others make cannot negatively impact your experience unless you include them in your experience through your attention to them. Things come to you only through your Vibrational invitation—and they remain only by your continuing attention to them.

Your Universe is based upon freedom. Freedom for everyone to choose what they give their attention to, and therefore what they choose to experience. And your interaction with one another provides a contrasting basis that assures continual expansion.

When others achieve Vibrational alignment with something they desire, they in no way deprive you of your desires. If your time-space reality has inspired a desire within you, it is certain that your desire can be fulfilled. 


So the big question is, "Well, do I just dump all those unwanted things and try to start fresh?" And we say, no. You just set the Tone, where you are, by looking for things to appreciate. And by setting your Tone in a very clear deliberate way, anything that doesn't match it gravitates out of your experience, and anything that does match it gravitates into your experience. It is so much simpler than most of you are allowing yourself to believe.


Anytime you feel negative emotion, stop and say: Something is important here; otherwise, I would not be feeling this negative emotion. What is it that I want? And then simply turn your attention to what you do want. . . . In the moment you turn your attention to what you want, the negative attraction will stop; and in the moment the negative attraction stops, the positive attraction will begin. And—in that moment—your feeling will change from not feeling good to feeling good. That is the Process of Pivoting.

One Minute Motivators by Edward W. Smith

Maybe your critics are right and maybe your critics are wrong, either way, it pays to listen to them.  Listen to the negative things people say about you, and as much as it hurts, think about it and see if there is any validity to it.  If so, your critics did you a favor and helped you move your life ahead.


To perform like a winner, you have to prepare like a winner.  Plan for success at the start. The outcome of an event is almost always determined by who prepares the best.  Lawyers who prepare every step of the way to go to trial, rarely have to, because they blow the other side away in the steps leading up to a trial.  Plus being prepared replaces fear and negativity with confidence, which also causes you to be a winner.  


Change comes slowly. No matter how badly we want it, it takes time to lose weight, or build muscles, or to learn new skills.  Understand this and build the time and frustration this will cause, into your thinking. Keep your persistence up by visualizing your goals, using support groups and lots of self-encouragement.  Change comes slowly, but the success is long lasting.


Daily Teaching from The Power

What do you want? What would you love? Because that is what you must give to your body. Your cells are your most loyal subjects who serve you without question, and so whatever you think, whatever you feel, becomes the law of your body. If you want to feel as good as you did when you were a child, then give your cells those commands, "I feel amazing today," "I have so much energy," "I have perfect eyesight," "I can eat whatever I want and maintain my ideal weight," "I sleep like a baby every night." You are the ruler of a kingdom, and whatever you think and feel becomes the law of your kingdom - the law within your body. 


Friday, March 2, 2012

Weekend nuggets!!!

TGIF! Happy Weekend! :-)

It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime. 
                        ~ Steve Maraboli 
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact. 
                        ~ James Williams 
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go. Things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right. You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
                        ~ Marilyn Monroe 
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
                        ~ Anna Quindlen 
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
                         ~ Epicurus

devote yourself to an idea.
go make it happen.
struggle on it.
overcome your fears.
don"t you forget:
this is your dream
                        ~ Christie Marie Sheldon

Simple, magnificent miracle
If you’re not happy, it’s because you’ve convinced yourself not to be. If you’re not overwhelmingly joyful at the prospect of living this very moment, your thoughts of negativity are covering up that natural joy. 
Your existence is real, it is now, and it is amazing. Your life is inherently fulfilling, and a source of limitless wonder and joy.
That joy is yours simply by allowing it. That fulfillment is yours simply by living it as it unfolds.
You don’t need to first accumulate a lot of possessions, relationships, experiences or power. All you have to do is to quit fighting and to quit denying the beautiful, unique spirit that is alive in you.
Let go of all thoughts to the contrary, and experience how truly beautiful your life already is. Delight in the simple, magnificent miracle of your existence.
Feel the joy that is always there, ready to flow out from you in limitless measure. Let go of the conditions and limits you’ve placed on happiness, and let that happiness easily and naturally fill your world.
                        ~ Ralph Marston

When Christopher Columbus was looking for land, he knew he was heading in the right direction as he sailed along those rough riding waves, because he kept seeing twigs along the way, showing him that somewhere out there were trees and thereby land. These twig sightings kept Chris motivated to keep on moving forward. Sure enough, Chris eventually found his dreamed of land. Similarly, as you head forward to your goal, be sure keep your eyes open for your version of "twigs" along the way - those small happy signs that what you want exists, is possible - and that you're heading in the right direction! These metaphorical twig sightings can come in brief glimpses of what you want seen elsewhere - or you're finding a twig-sized variety of what you want in your life. Anywhichway these "twig sightings" show you that you should stay motivated and keep on seeking your goal.  
(NOTE: An example might be...if you're single, some "twigs" might be that you are meeting potential partners who are more and more and MORE right for you - with the qualities you've been seeking - even if these people aren't theeeee one. Or ...a twig sighting might be that you are seeing someone close to you meet an amazing partner - which then gives you hope that what you want for a relationship is out there!) 

P.S. Another lesson to keep in mind... Columbus was looking for India...and wound up finding America. Meaning? Along the way to seeking your goal, you might find that there's a different goal which is just as exciting for you! Keep your eyes open for other new exciting goals and stay flexible in how happiness might show up for you! 
                        ~ Karen Salmansohn 


Notes from the Universe

Oh, we're busy all right. We're absolutely slammed; everywhere, always. Aligning planets, churning waterfalls, guiding sparrows, and raising more suns for more planets in more galaxies than a rocket scientist on caffeine could ever count.  

Yet still, never a moment goes by when there aren't angels here, working their little hearts out for you.  

Of this you can be sure.  

    The Universe 


When you finally get that call, meet that person, walk that walk, and live that dream, do you think you'll even care that there were a few dark and scary moments in a journey that made them all possible? 

Trust me, you won't even remember.  

    The Universe 


The presumption, at all times and under all circumstances, should always be that you are good enough, worthy enough, and lovable enough. And that you are exactly the right kind of person, in the right place, at the right time. Otherwise, you wouldn't have been instilled with such dreams in the first place.  

Love you,  
    The Universe 


There are no sane reasons to limit a dream. 

After all, you don't have to deliver it. I do.  

    The Universe 


The Teachings of Abraham by Esther and Jerry Hicks

You don't have to take the bad with the good. Why include the bad in the vibration? Only include the good in the vibration, and then only the good can come to you. 


Take the time to line up the Energy first, and action becomes inconsequential. If you don't take the time to line up the Energy, if you don't find the feeling place of what you're looking for, not enough action in the world will make any difference. 


If you are being swept into some current that is not comfortable, or not in harmony with your desire, you must remember that couldn't happen if you weren't offering a vibration that matched it in some way. If you're vibrating differently from that, you're not having that experience. 

One Minute Motivators by Edward W. Smith

Look and act like you care. If you want to impress people, show them you care, by paying attention and hustling. You boss, your teacher, your client and even yourself will believe you care about things if you pay attention and hustle. Look people in the eye, listen to what they say and show energy if you want to show you care. People will be impressed and you will do a better job in the process. 


Don't act like a loser, even if you are losing. Have a winner's eye view of what you are doing. You want people to be around you, and they won't be around if you act like a loser. You are not a loser, just because you lost, or are in the losing position. Keep your head up, focus on the positive and project a winner's image. People can sense a loser, and they can sense a winner. Make it a winner that they sense. 


Keep balance in your life. Too much work, or too much play or too much anything will hurt you in the long run. The most successful people, who hold up for the long run, have balance in their lives. You need to respect your body, your mind and your spirit and keep them all in balance. Short term emphasis on one aspect; will come back to haunt you in the long term. Remember your body, mind and spirit are a team and no one part can function without the other for long. Keep your balance. 

Daily Teaching from The Power 

If an intruder enters your body, like a bacterial infection or virus, the memory cells immediately take an imprint (snapshot) of the intruder. The imprint is checked against their records to see if there is a match with previous intruders. If they find a match, the memory cells immediately notify the relevant attack team to destroy the intruder. If there is no match, the memory cells open up a new file on the intruder, and all the attack teams are summoned to move in and destroy the intruder. Whichever attack team is successful in destroying the intruder is then recorded by the memory cells in their files. If the intruder returns, the memory cells will know exactly who they are dealing with and exactly how to deal with them. 

If for any reason a cell of your body begins to change its behavior and ceases to work for the good of the body, the patrol cells signal the rescue team to rush in to repair the cell. If a cell needs a particular chemical to be repaired, it is found inside your natural pharmacy. You have a complete pharmacy operating inside you that can produce every healing chemical that a pharmaceutical company can produce. 

All cells must work as a team, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for their entire life. Their sole purpose is to maintain the life and health of your body. You have around 100 trillion cells in your body. That's 100,000,000,000,000 cells who are working nonstop to give you life! All 100 trillion cells are under your command, and you are commanding them and instructing them with your thoughts, feelings and beliefs.     
Whatever you believe about your body, your cells believe too. They don't question anything you think, feel or believe. In fact, they hear every thought, feeling and belief you have. 
If you think or say, "I always get jet lag when I travel," your cells receive "jet lag" as a command, and they must carry out your instructions. Think and feel that you have a weight problem, and your cells receive the order of a weight problem. They must follow your instructions and keep your body in an overweight condition. Be afraid you might catch an illness, and your cells receive the message of the illness, and they immediately get busy creating the symptoms of the illness. Your cells' responding to your every command is simply the law of attraction working inside your body.

                  "Face towards the perfect image of every organ, and the shadows of disease will never touch you."
                                        ~ Robert Collier (1885-1950)
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