March 30, 2009

Radical Gratitude

One of the amazing aspects of gratitude is that its high vibration works with both the wanted and unwanted. When giving thanks for the destructive negative aspects, the high vibration of gratitude melts, dissolves or releases these negative energies. On the other hand, gratitude increases the strength and potency of the aspects that are positive and wanted. This makes the process very easy; give gratitude to everything and everything will naturally sort itself out.

The process of giving thanks for something you do not want creates an energetic shift that opens to healing and ultimately release. Sometimes people have trouble giving thanks for something they do not want. However, in gratitude and giving thanks, the process of resistance dissolves the old and creates an opening for the new. When the neglected and hurt parts inside are filled with gratitude they can then transform. The old carved out spaces of pain, suffering, fear and trauma have created massive room in the body that can be transformed through gratitude to house more of your essence to create deeper joy and delight in your life.

Change your life by giving gratitude for what you have and watch your life transform into your heart's desire. The high frequency of gratitude accelerates the emergence of your new reality. The river of gratitude transforms all in her path leaving depths of unwavering joy!

Excerpt from "The Art of Radical Gratitude"

March 26, 2009

Finding Your Voice

Finding your voice is not optional if you want to live a rich, confident life. Think about it for a moment. What are you speaking with before you find your voice? What are you saying and what message are you delivering? Who are you being before you find your voice?

Your life might be full of clutter and you might feel like you're searching for something, drifting through with no real plan or agenda. You'll be living and working, but you'll also be dying a slow, safe death.

It's that voice that gives you the confidence to do things your way, follow what matters and relax into yourself. based on Steve Errey's The Confidence Guy

So how do you find your own voice? The first requirement is taking the time to be still long enough to tune into yourself.....that authentic part of you.....and to trust it. Regardless of what you may have been told by others, learn to listen to and trust that inner voice. The next step requires courage. Begin sharing your inner voice with others, slowly and carefully at first until your confidence grows. Keep in mind that we all share similarities, but we are not all exactly alike. It is not about being right or wrong.....It's about accepting and sharing our own authentic selves.

March 22, 2009


When we think about being grateful, we usually associate that with the really big things. For example, paying all your bills is a pretty big thing these days. A working car, a comfortable house, a loving family....all obvious choices for which to be grateful.

But, have you ever thought about being grateful for the humble broom? Can you imagine life without it? It is such a simple object, but so useful....and, even beautiful! It's when you drill down to the simple and seemingly mundane, that you begin to really appreciate life.

March 21, 2009

Blessings from the Past

No matter what may have transpired so far in our lives, we will feel most confident and enthusiastic by recognizing the many blessings we have received from the entirety of our past. When we find ways we have grown and benefited from all the challenges and difficulties in our lives as well as the happy-go-lucky experiences, we can see that all experiences offer unique benefits when viewed from a grateful point of view. The resulting improvement in our own personal energy, or Qi, is simply phenomenal as we contemplate our good fortune. Rather than blaming people, situations, or events for what has seemed to have gone wrong, we can be grateful for what we have learned along the way.

March 19, 2009

Getting There

You don't have to go where you don't want to be to get where you want to be. You can go from where you are to where you want to be. Abraham-Hicks

What would happen if we gave up thinking everything is really complicated? What if it isn't necessary to strategize, and all we need to do is to just proceed as if it is all simple?

March 16, 2009

What Do We Need?

Maslow talks about the hierarchy of needs, and I would never want to argue the fact that it just as easy to be happy if one is sick, cold, and homeless as it is when one is healthy, and comfortable. Still, our ideas about the necessities of existence are skewed.

I amazed myself by how gloriously happy I became as I sat for days and days writing the class I am currently teaching: The Vision Board: Gratitude. The weather was cold and skies were dark. My back hurt from all the sitting. And, yet, I found myself gloriously, inexplicably happy! In writing about gratitude, I had ceased giving lip service to it and had started feeling grateful from deep within. Just like the feeling of love, it's an entirely different thing to say the words, read the words....than it is to feel the emotion. And, in order to have that "aha!" experience and to be changed, even for a moment or a day, feel we must.

When I started this blog, I did so as service. I thought by sharing what great thinkers had said and written, I could help bring about changes which would make you, the reader of my blog, happier. As your numbers did not spite of my beautiful photos and wisdom quotes :-) I started thinking about the why of it. I think I understand it now. You just are not going to feel any better by reading what I'm writing. You aren't going to feel it by reading ANY books. You are going to have to DO it.....DO the loving of yourself, DO the loving of others, and DO the thanking for the very breath you are able to take.

So, I am considering giving up on this blog. Instead, I will see if I can teach the "doing" of it...or, at least see if anyone wants to learn. We'll see what the outcome of my class is.

March 12, 2009

Your Inner Being

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 old who is eager for life experience. To meet up with your Inner Being just be more like that now. Abraham-Hicks

March 8, 2009

Be Gentle with Yourself

"The presence of a noble nature, generous in its wishes, ardent in its charity, changes the lights for us: we begin to see things again in their larger, quieter masses, and to believe that we too can be seen and judged in the wholeness of our character."
~ George Eliot

Too often we judge ourselves by an isolated element within our makeup or an action we have taken. This does us a great disservice because we are each much greater than the sum of our parts. When we embrace the wholeness of our being, we celebrate not only the individual notes of our character, but the way these notes combine to create a beautiful melody that is unique in the universe. When we apply this lens of wholeness to others, we discover that a single note we may have found jarring blends within their melody and together with yours, creates harmony

March 6, 2009

Good Advice

No matter what the issue is, don't try to justify why you don't feel good. And don't try to justify why you should feel differently. Don't try to blame whatever it is you think the reason is that's keeping you from feeling good. All of that is wasted effort. Just try to feel better right now. Abraham-Hicks

Your first reaction might come from your ego. "It's much too simplistic!" it might say. Consider telling your ego that you are going to experiment, have fun with this, and try it out. I have found it to be astonishingly good advice.

March 4, 2009

The Energy of an Embrace

The need to touch and be touched is established early in our lives, as we develop and grow in the omnipresent embrace of our mother’s womb. Once we are born, separated from that sanctuary of connectivity, we begin to crave the physical embrace of our parents. As we age, we become more independent. Yet during times of triumph or trouble and during those moments when we are in need of reassurance, we can’t help but long for a hug.

Because a hug requires two active participants, each individual taking part in the embrace experiences the pleasure of being embraced and the joy that comes from hugging someone. As both individuals wrap their arms around one another, their energy blends together, and they experience a tangible feeling of togetherness that lingers long after physical contact has been broken. A heart hug is when you put your left arm over someone’s shoulder and your right arm around their waist. As they do the same to you, your hearts become aligned with one another other and loving, comforting energy flows between the two of you to flood your souls with feelings of love, caring, and compassion.

A hug is a pleasurable way to share your feelings with someone who is important to you. Depending on your relationship with the other person and the kind of message you wish to send to them, a hug can communicate love, friendship, romance, congratulations, support, greeting, and any other sentiment you wish to convey.

A hug communicates to others that you are there for them in a positive way. In an instant, a hug can reestablish a bond between long lost friends and comfort those in pain. The next time you hug someone, focus all of your energy into the embrace. You will create a profound connection that infuses your feelings and sentiments into a single beautiful gesture. (The Daily OM)

March 2, 2009

Too Busy

It goes without saying that if you've bitten off more than you can chew in a day....or in a'd better step back and change your circumstances if at all possible. Let go of a few activities. Peace of mind is more important, and healthier, than those few extra accomplishments.

But if you can't or don't want to change your circumstances, you need to find the most serene and beautiful way to live the life you have. In the end, if you persistently and unpleasantly feel too busy, remember this: It is not a fact. It is a choice. There is one who is not too busy. That one is you.