June 29, 2008

Favorite Thoughts

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 ---Abraham

Wellness that is being allowed, or the wellness that is being denied, is all about the mindset, the mood, the attitude, the practiced thoughts. There is not one exception, in any human or beast; because, you can patch them up again and again, and they will just find another way of reverting back to the natural rhythm of their mind. Treating the body really is about treating the mind. It is all psychosomatic. Every bit of it, no exceptions---Abraham

Your Inner Being likes to skip and laugh and think about things; your Inner Being likes to offer compliments and feel appreciation and contemplate something that is not fully understood and then feel the understanding come forth. Your Inner Being is just like your frisky two-year oldwho is eager for life experience. To meet up with your Inner Being just be more like that now.---Abraham

June 26, 2008

Finding Our Center

It’s funny to imagine our lives as something we spend a lot of time avoiding, because it seems like that would be impossible to do. Our lives consist of everything we engage in, from showering to sleeping, but also a lot of busy work that distracts us and keeps us from looking at our lives.

Experiencing our life from the inside means taking time each day to simply be alone and quiet in the presence of our soul. Many of us are so out of practice that it’s almost unnerving to have a moment to ourselves. As a result, we may have stopped trying to carve out that time to take a seat at the center of our lives.

One of the reasons it can be uncomfortable to sit with ourselves is because when we do, we tend to open ourselves to an inner voice, which might question the way we’re living or some of the choices we’re making. Sometimes the voice reminds us of our secret, inner yearnings, dreams we thought we had forgotten. When we already feel overwhelmed by our busy schedules, the idea of hearing this voice can be exhausting. However, its reflections are the chords that connect us to our authentic selves, and they are the very things that make our lives worth living. When we continually avoid connecting with our life, we risk losing out on the very purpose of our existence.

Try to schedule some quiet time…time in which you do nothing….for yourself every day. You might think of this as checking your compass to see whether you are on course, or, perhaps, whether you need to to change the direction in which you are traveling.

(from the Daily OM)

June 24, 2008

Faces of Happiness

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. Denis Waitley

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. The Dalai Lama

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them. Leo Tolstoy

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your JOY. Thich Nhat Hanh

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.--Buddha

June 21, 2008

Recharging Yourself

(Based on the Daily OM)

Our natural state of being is vibrant, happy to be alive. Yet, there can be times when we feel run down and worn out. This does not mean that we are lazy or unfit for the tasks in our lives; it means that we need to recharge our batteries and find a way of keeping them charged.

Whenever you are feeling run down, take an honest look at how you have been thinking, feeling and acting. You will likely find a belief, behavior pattern or even a relationship that is out of alignment with who you really are. You may have fallen into that "rabbit hole" of negative thinking.

Perhaps you believe you have to be perfect at everything or you have been bending over backwards to get people to like you. Maybe you have too much on your plate right now, and your life is out of balance. There may also be people or situations in your life which are draining your energy.

Pause. Take the time to get clear on the cause, and then start again in a new direction.

In time, you might notice that the reasons you feel run down have less to do with how much you are doing and more to do with the fact that in your heart, you would rather be doing something else entirely.


If...in spite of your efforts...you feel "stuck", your unconscious mind may not be in agreement with your conscious goals. PSYCH-K provides a way to reprogram those beliefs which stand in your way, as well as balance your left and right hemispheres so you have the use of your full brain.

June 16, 2008

The Law of Attraction

Over a period of time I have come to appreciate Abraham/Hicks as a great source of learning to see and think on a much higher level. It was definitely a little "strange" to me in the beginning, but now I am grateful. I frequently find myself using "Abe quotes" to replace my own internal negative messages. Here are some of my favorites:

If you've got somebody's aspects in your experience that you don't like, there's only one reason they're there. You keep evoking them with your attention to them. Without knowing about Law of Attraction, you have -- through your old habit of observation -- achieved vibrational harmony with the parts of them that you do not like, and you keep summoning those parts from them by your constant vibrational offering of them.


It doesn't matter what anybody else is doing with their vibration, it only matters what you are doing. You cannot desire something—and notice that it isn't coming—without offering two contradictory vibrations that won't let it come.


When you talk about what you want and why you want it, there's usually less resistance within you than when you talk about what you want and how you're going to get it. When you pose questions you don't have answers for, like how, where, when, who, it sets up a contradictory vibration that slows everything down.


Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don't want.


The reason for desires, goals...for finding those decisions or points of focus, is because they are the life-giving things of the Universe. Without objects of attention, or objects of desire, Life Force does not come through any of us.

June 14, 2008

Cherishing the Moment

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. (Henry Miller)


The secret to life is living it one day at a time. Our lives are made up of a million moments, spent in a million different ways. Some are spent searching for love, peace and harmony. Others are spent surviving day to day. But there is no greater moment than when we find that life, with all its joys and sorrows, is meant to be lived one day at a time.

It's in this knowledge that we discover the most wonderful truth of all. Whether we live in a forty-room mansion, surrounded by servants and wealth, or find it a struggle to manage the rent month to month, we have it within our power to be fully satisfied and live a life with true meaning.

One day at a time, we have that ability through cherishing each moment and rejoicing in each dream. We can experience each day anew, and with this fresh start we have what it takes to make all of our dreams come true. (Author unknown)


Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return. (Mary Jean Iron)

June 12, 2008

Quotes to Inspire

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. (Kahlil Gibran)

I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable... but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. (Agatha Christi)

Every day I gained more and more pleasure from this listening and looking, always seeing and hearing more clearly. As time went on, I appreciated how glorious and beautiful existence is, living. I saw how busy, preoccupied were most people with doing, making. Existence was already so much to enjoy, so grand and lovely, so exquisite. (Laurie Seagel)

If there's an area of negative thinking causing you trouble, keep track of it. Every time you have a negative thought in that area, make a tick mark on an index card reserved especially for that purpose. At the end of the day you'll have a good idea how many times you thought negatively about that area. The number may surprise you. Sometimes seeing in black and white how much time we're wasting and harm we're doing to ourselves makes us realize enough is enough. (Peter McWilliams)

June 11, 2008

Language of Life, continued

The following words describe how you are likely to feel when your needs are NOT being met:

afraid, disgusted, intense
aggravated, disheartened, irate
agitated, dismayed, irked
alarmed, displeased, irritated
aloof, jealous, angry, distressed
jittery, anguished, disturbed, annoyed
leery, apathetic, lethargic, apprehensive
edgy, aroused, embarrassed, lonely
ashamed, mad, miserable, exhausted
bitter, blah, fearful, bored
frightened, frustrated, numb
cold, guilty, perplexed, dejected
puzzled, despairing, reluctant, hostile
repelled, restless, disappointed, sad,
scared, impatient, hurt, discouraged etc.

These words accurately describe genuine feeling, without offering an interpretation of the actions of others. Rosenberg states, "By developing a vocabulary of feelings that allows us to connect
clearly and specifically name or identify our emotions, we can connect more easily with one another. Allowing ourselves to be vulnerable by expressing feelings can help resolve conflicts."

June 10, 2008

Language of Life, continued

If you are not fascinated by the power of words, you may not find this inspirational, but just think about it a minute. What if you could say exactly what you feel, rather than making a judgment?
I think that even the smallest changes we can manage will have a larger ripple effect.

The following are examples of feeling words, all describing how we are likely to feel when our needs are being met. (from Marshall Rosenberg)

absorbed, engrossed, moved, adventurous, optimistic
affectionate, enthusiastic, overjoyed, alert, excited
overwhelmed, alive, exhilarated, peaceful, amazed
expansive, perky, amused, expectant, animated
pleased, appreciative, fascinated, proud, free, quiet
friendly, radiant, astonished, fulfilled, rapturous
blissful, glad, breathless, gleeful, relaxed, glorious
relieved, calm, glowing, satisfied, carefree, secure
cheerful, grateful, sensitive, comfortable, gratified
serene, happy, spellbound, composed, hopeful, stimulated
confident, inquisitive, surprised, contented, inspired,
tender, intense, thankful, curious, interested, thrilled
dazzled, intrigued, touched, delighted, invigorated
tranquil, eager, involved, trusting, ebullient, joyful
upbeat, warm, elated, loving, wonderful, enchanted
mellow, zestful, encouraged, merry, energetic, mirthful

June 8, 2008

Language of Life

from Marshall Rosenberg

***Classifying and judging people promotes violence.

***We are dangerous when we are not conscious of our responsibility for how we behave, think, and feel.

***When we combine observation with evaluation, people are apt to hear criticism.

***While the effects of negative labels such as "lazy" or "stupid" may be more obvious, even a positive or an apparently neutral label such as "cook" limits our perception of the totality of another person's being.

***Expressing our vulnerability can help resolve conflicts.

***It's important to distinguish between what we feel and what we think.
Words like "ignored" express how we interpret others, rather than how we feel. "Hurt" is probably what we felt. More examples of such words:

abandoned, distrusted, put down
abused, interrupted, rejected
attacked, intimidated, taken for granted
betrayed, let down, threatened
boxed-in, manipulated, unappreciated
bullied, misunderstood, unheard
cheated, neglected, unseen
coerced, overworked, unsupported
co-opted, patronized, unwanted
cornered, pressured, used
diminished, provoked

All such innocent words, we think. And, yet when we hear them applied to ourselves, we sense a little lurch in the stomach, perhaps followed by confusion.

June 6, 2008


For most of us it isn't difficult to be grateful when things are going well, and that, in itself, is worth being grateful for.:-)
However, the real challenge is remembering to make gratitude our companion when things are not going well. If you have made feeling grateful a daily habit, you will find it much easier. No matter what the nature of your difficulties may be, you have blessings, as well, no matter how small they may seem to you at the time. Expressing heart-felt gratitude for your blessings is guaranteed to lift your spirits!

To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.
Albert Schweitzer

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful. Buddha

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. Denis Waitley

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.
Meister Eckhart

June 4, 2008


Saying affirmations over and over often increases disbelief instead of lessening it. That is because when you say one thing and believe another,
all you do is create mental conflict. Your mind-body-spirit system is always moving toward balance and conflict resolution.

Self-talk occurs in the conscious mind, but changing a conscious thought does not support permanent behavior changes unless the thought change is supported by a change in subconscious beliefs. It is your conscious beliefs that are your truth detector for self-talk. When that little voice says, "Not," it is your subconscious making the truth known to you.

Changing a belief with self-talk can be done.....It is called brainwashing. A much more pleasant and user-friendly technique is psychological kinesiology....PSYCH-K. When you change your beliefs, you begin to change your thoughts. When your thoughts are changed, the actions (and results) will follow. Jill H. Podjasek

June 3, 2008

Talking Your Walk; Walking Your Talk

It’s always helpful to observe what we talk about and who we say we are, and then to observe what we actually do in the world. Sometimes we realize our actions haven’t caught up with what we are saying, and at other times we see that we might change our words in a way that it will more adequately reflect what we do in the world. Either way, the more we align our words and our deeds, the clearer we are in expressing our truth in the world, and the more powerful we are in bringing it into reality. From the Daily OM

June 2, 2008

On Gratitude

In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.
***Albert Clarke

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
***Marcel Proust

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
***Melodie Beattie

June 1, 2008

What Part Are You Playing?

It is so easy to blame everything on our "leaders", and expect them to do it all for us. Each leader is US. Each of us is the change. Each of us carries the responsibility. The world cannot change unless each one of us changes. However small your effort, begin now.

~ An Open Letter to the Leaders of the World ~
On one hand, we want to thank you. You have provided us with such adversity and it is this that has finally made us stronger. You have been formidable foes, but we are learning that this world will get better only when we love our fellow travelers and see the good in each one of them. We know that every bad guy has a good guy inside. And we know that spark of divine essence that dwells deep within our own beings, also lies deep within yours.

If you were to come and join us at our table, you would find curiosity, friendship, and forgiveness. Just because you have treated us badly does not mean that we hold a grudge against you. We would, however, expect you to understand that we reject your authority and that you will find no support for your plans and schemes among us. We simply no longer choose to be manipulated.

Although there will be obstacles, we are willing to start over. We are prepared to be responsible for our own lives now. We must discard your Cards, Vaccines, and Chip Implants because they have too many strings attached. We must turn off your television and radio programs until their messages become uplifting. And we will start to rebuild our lives, without your help, by first living together in small self-sufficient communities. If need be, we will grow our own food in our backyards as well as in common areas, and we will barter and trade among ourselves. We will also nurture our children with foresight, and learn to love and heal each other so peace and freedom can return to all of our lives.

As we see it, you are also being stalked by your own evolution and you will change. You cannot avoid being drawn out of your secrecy at this time. The only path left for you to follow is one of conscience. Like us, you are realizing that there is no separation between you and what you perceive. We are all beginning to understand that when we inflict pain or hardship on others, we inflict it upon ourselves. Once you fully comprehend what you are doing to yourself, you won't be able to continue. Enlightenment is coming to all who renounce conflict and violence. Even an unscrupulous, sophisticated robber baron can evolve into a higher, more loving entity. He is no less entitled to the Grace of our Great Creator than the people he has conspired against.

Just that one small transformation in your attitude whereby you begin to see, without blinders, that you only lack the opening of your heart in order to take the next step -- a step for which you are poised and ready, but which all of your power and money cannot provide for you. Isn't it ironic, now, that you have dared for generations to hide our own hearts from us? Ever since we were trusting little schoolchildren reciting your pledges and practicing your patriotic ceremonies, you deceptively taught us to place our hand over our heart on the left side of our chest! Only now are we locating our hearts in the exact center of our chests, and we are learning how to activate the ­wondrous feelings that have long slept dormant within us.

The people of the Earth yearn for the day when we will all live together in peace. You cannot stop us from advancing toward the love we all deserve. That glorious moment nears, when, instead of being adversaries, we will stand together as brothers and sisters whose consciences have awakened, as equals whose time of heaven on Earth has come.

Until then: for all the people who needlessly suffer and die because of your economic and political manipulations; and for all the animals who face extinction or life in a cage that doesn't even allow them enough space to turn around; and for all the beautiful plants and trees of the forests who burn indiscriminately, we ask one last question. Why must you continue to bring harm and havoc to all the living things of the Earth when your own truest happiness would automatically come from helping us instead?

From The Intenders of the Highest Good Novel