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Starting fresh every day!
Today is a good day to start fresh, to make a commitment to ourselves to be the best we can be just for today.
There are two selves that exist in every person. One is the temporary self that has been created by the conditions of society and which usually has a limited appreciation of itself or it’s possibilities. The other is the REAL SELF; that spark of life, which causes you to have life. The one who knows that there is a bigger picture who can see life for what it really is. You can have a good conversation with the big YOU anytime you want to.
Here is how I started fresh today.
- Mirror Talk- Talk to yourself in the mirror just like you would a good friend who needs to have a reality check. Give yourself a self assessment. Be kind but firm. Confronting yourself can be just what you need to get started doing something you have been putting off (procrastinating). I found this technique worked so well that I want to tell everyone about it.
- Exercising everyday-Setting up a new routine for fun exercise took a while but I have finally made a solid commitment to myself to enjoy 30-60 minutes of fun activity everyday. Most of these free or low cost activities can be alone however it’s always more fun when I do them with others so I have recruited some friends to join me whenever they feel up to it. Here is a list of some of the ways I can get going:
Walking-walking is really fun for me and I just love going to Memorial Park and using the 3 mile loop.
Playing Pickleball -The name sounds funny but this game is growing in popularity and I expect more and more people will be hearing about this fun way to meet new friends and get a solid work out.
Jumping on my mini-trampoline -Just 15 minutes on this cute little jumper is fabulous for your whole system. Circulation, cardio, building strength in your legs and much more.
Swimming - I found a wonderful place near my house that has a saltwater pool and a regular pool that’s open all year round. I LOVE to swim.
Try the Mirror Talk technique and let me know how well it works for you!
Written by Marian Lasalle
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TURNING WEAKNESS INTO STRENGTH
Turning weakness into Strength
Success is the natural course of life. Nature wants to grow, expand and is constantly moving towards cleansing and creating. We can work together with nature in a conscious evolved state cooperating with God to clean out our thoughts of lack and weakness and replace it with thoughts and actions towards success. A mental motion of success.
Staying conscious of the energy in the human mind that forms habit patterns of weakness that if left unchecked, controls us, causing us to feel we have no power to overcome thoughts of overeating, overdrinking, procrastination and self defeating behavior.
All the therapies and solutions that we have been given by our social structure to help over come our weakness has proven that NOTHING is as effective as a FACE to FACE confrontation between the power of the weakness energy or self-defeating mental energy that is holding back your success and the God-Power of the UNIVERSE in your mind.
You can achieve mastery over ANY weakness in your mind!
Direct Confrontation is a metaphysical science technique that will overcome your weakness right NOW if you use this technique daily until your weakness has been eliminated from your mind on all levels.
Weaknesses are unevolved habit patterns of mental energy within the subconscious mind that surface to one’s conscious mental activity in an attempt to control one’s mind and nervous system.
Make sure that you re-read this lesson every day for at least seven days remembering that the weakness energy occupying your mind is temporal and it will pass given time and through confrontation you cause that evolution to take place NOW.
A positive mental attitude about the confrontation will assure your success.
If you are to completely succeed
- You must REALLY want to change
- You must REALLY want to succeed and be happy
- You must TRULY believe that no temporal energy of your mind can stand up to the eternal energy of the God-Power at the center of your mind.
You CAN do it! RIGHT NOW!
This confrontation power technique is the unlimited healing, transforming, eternally present primal energy power “centered” in your mind that has ALL-Power to directly confront and eliminate the hold of negative weakness energies from your subconscious.
Whenever any weakness energy enters your mind, call within to the universal God Center of your mind which contains the power presence of the universe. Look at yourself in the mirror or talk to yourself just like you would if you were confronting another person and say the following confrontation affirmation.
The God–Power within me is greater than the power of self-doubt within me. I yield my mind and body to the God-Power within. The God-Power within me gives me the peace and power to get up, go out, travel to, and have this interview. (or make this decision, or ask for what I want)
The God-Power within me is greater than the power causing me to overeat. The God-Power within me brings peace to my mind and body.
As you use the confrontation affirmation, think thaink and FEEL the greater power taking over your mind. FEEL this until you no longer feel any influence whatsoever from the weakness energy of your mind.
When this happens say the following…
I give thanks to the God-Power of my mind for giving me Self-Mastery.
Posted on 28 April '10 by Joan, under Affirmations, Conscious Languaging, Good for YOU!, Good Life Guide, Healthy Life Styles, Living the Life of our Dreams, LOA, Mysticism, Spiritual Journey, Spiritual Processes, Stress relief. No Comments.
Attract and Maintain Prosperity
Prosperity is usually thought of in finances but in reality we must FEEL WEALTHY in all areas of our life. Prosperity is a state of mind in which one has happiness and peace within. Some people have a few thousand dollars in the bank and consider themselves lucky and prosperous. Strange as it may seem, others feel like they are close to the poor house with a million dollars. Keep in mind that your prosperity comes from all areas of life like your health, love, and a peaceful mind.
Your mind will work with your thoughts as a whole so, if you’re feeling like you’re lacking in love or health it will spill over into another area and you will not be as effective in your finances. If you want to attract and maintain prosperity in your finances, keep your mental attitude focused on the whole you.
Keep an attitude of continual expectancy, having a state of mind that is always open to new ideas, inspiration and intuition that flows in from your higher mind.
Learning and practicing meditation is essential for quieting your thoughts of lack and reprogramming your inner consciousness for greater prosperity. Knowing that the manifesting universe always gives you what you FEEL (vibrate) will keep you in an inner state of ONENESS that produces the greatest positive mental attitude for achieving over all prosperity. There are two different approaches to meditation, one is done alone and the other is done in a group. Both approaches can be silent or with the use of sound and we suggest trying both. There are two types of meditation, one is passive where you still your mind, and the other is dynamic (active) where you visualize and think of that which you intend to attract into your life.
Practice the spiritual law ASK and YOU SHALL RECEIVE. Knowing through meditation that your higher mind, God, Goddess, Source, All that is, is within you and at the central core of your being you have within you the wisdom and intelligence of the entire universe working for you and through you. As if by magic this inner knowing attracts all things positive and prosperous. Ask, receive and keep track of your successes. Each time you succeed you will become even more confident.
Steps to attracting a prosperous life
• Meditate daily, open your mind and allow the prosperous vibrations to grow and reprogram your thoughts.
• Keep active, get out of your normal routine and take the inspired action that gives you better chances to be in the right place at the right time.
• Keep your mind open to all the possibilities. People and things can come to you in many different ways. Bartering, gifts and trades are just some of the ways the universe can give you what you ask for.
• When you have a negative thought, STOP and turn it around IMMEDIATELY. Affirm instead that you ARE prosperous already and that GOD, YOUR SOURCE is supplying your every need.
• Associate with people who also have a positive attitude about prosperity. If you have to be around someone who is saying something negative, love them but don’t allow their thoughts to influence yours.
• Live, think and act in ways that show you are ALREADY PROSPERSOUS.
• Each day declare within your mind that God is your TRUE source of supply.
• Frequent places in your area where you see affluence. Pick up on the positive vibrations and KNOW that GOD wants you to expand. Feeling good and prosperous is WONDERFUL.
• Reprogram your mind everyday with prosperity-thought affirmations. FEEL good about your thoughts, use words that allow your true feelings to flow from within.
Reprogram your Inner Consciousness
During your daily mediation time, repeat your affirmations at least 3 times. Find one that FEELS really good and write it down so you can see it all day and read it often. Each time you do this you are reprogramming your inner consciousness that influences your mind and mental attitude that attracts prosperity.
Below are some suggested affirmations;
Each day I share the wealth of Gods abundance around me.
Every day I live confidently, knowing that the source of my prosperity is working through me and directing me.
I am at peace and ready to allow in all that the power of God and the universe has for me.
I am already prosperous and this prosperity is beginning to materialize all around me.
All channels of my mind are open and I am receiving and acting on the inspired thoughts.
My mind is like a magnetic force drawing true prosperity to me.
Co-created by Joan Maresh Hansen and Marian LaSalle
Joan and Marian can both be contacted for individual coaching, please call or e-mail for more information.
713-826-4942 firstname.lastname@example.org www.goodlifeguide.org
Inspired by our Recommended Readings:
Esther and Jerry Hicks Books which include; Money and The Law of Attraction, Ask and It is Given, The Vortex, The Astonishing Power of Emotions, The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent, The Law of Attraction,
Napoleon Hill’s 1924 classic Think and Grow Rich,
Dr. Joe Vitale’s Attract Money Now, FREE online at www.attractmoneynow.com,
Spiritual Economics by Eric Butterworth,
How to Attract Money by Dr. Joseph Murphy,
From the Poor House to the Penthouse by Kay Haegen,
Kelly Stallings Think Thin to Live Thin and
It Works by RHJ, The Little Money Book,
The Abundance Book by John Randolph Price,
Laws of Prosperity and any book by Catherine Ponder,
Happy Pocket Full of Money, (check our A-store for other books) @ www.reachingnewrealities.com
Dr. Paul Masters of the University of Sedona and many more authors and masters.
Money in Your Pocket Shopping Game: Place a bill in your pocket and go window shopping. Each time you see something that you could purchase with your bill— say to yourself,” I could have that if I wanted it,” and continue to shop, repeating the phrase over and over with each possible purchase. You‘ll mentally spend the bill over and over again increasing your prosperity consciousness.
Checks from the Universe: Take a blank check and write out the amount that you would want to manifest. Post it in a power place that you frequent and each time you pass by imagine it is already yours.
Add Feng Shui Cures to your Home and Office for what you want. (health, wealth, love, friends, adventure, wisdom, creativity, and more…
Gratitude Journal entries, tithing 10%, let go of losses—giving them to the Universe, and both active and passive daily meditations that take you into inspired actions…
Denise Coates’ Feel It Real (Pg 122-146, Games to Increase Abundance and Wealth)
Ask and You Shall Receive the Good Life Guide way.
“It is perfectly logical to assume that a wise and competent Creator would provide for the needs of his creatures.” Prosperity by Charles Fillmore
Happiness and joy never leave us… we leave them! Happiness is ever present, lurking beneath the chaotic surface of the mind. The reason the child experiences so much joy is because they live mostly in the present moment.
Tips on How to be Successful in Business
If my business is good, it’s not because of luck, the time of year or the economy. People buy my products and services because of me. Essentially they are buying me. That is why you never have to worry about competition. If you have confidence in yourself and you have clear goals and a thorough knowledge of the products and services you’re selling, you can be successful.
Successful business people, no matter what their industry or background share similar traits. They constantly set higher goals for themselves and look beyond their problems to the end result. Keeping the goal in front of them and not letting go of it no matter what distractions pop up.
They move out of their comfort zones even though it feels rough or risky. To a successful person, stalling feels like going backwards. People who stay in their comfort zones do what they did before because it’s “the way we’ve always done it”. If it feels too comfortable, try doing something new to get your juices flowing. Try reading an inspiring book or taking a business course or even take a meditation class to get you out of doing the SAM OLD THING. Spice it up and push yourself. A GREAT option to achieve your goals faster is to hire a coach. There are wonderful business or success coaches in every community or on-line that can hold you accountable and teach you new tools to assist you in staying on the track you set out to travel.
Successful people take control of their own destiny and market their businesses as an exciting opportunity to help people and solve problems, driven by the thrill of a job well done and knowing that a satisfied customer will tell their friends and family which leads to more customers.
If something has gone wrong, successful people say things like “well that was some learning experience” and then figure out how to make it work better next time. We humans are problem solvers and we will experience ups and downs but we can always get better and better at turning those problems into a wonderful solution.
- Remember Thomas Edison said “Every time I fail, I learn something.” He tried 1,114 times to find a solution to keeping a light bulb lit. He only failed 1,113 times.
One last tip I have on being a successful person is to move towards the pictures you create in your mind. Rehearsing future events as you see them. As my dear friend Joan Maresh Hansen says “FEEL your success like it’s already happened”. She shared a FABULOUS technique called Play Like that she learned from her Silva instructor. Make a game out of it and Play Like it’s already happened or it’s happening right now.
Sending this with Love
Mind Over Matter!
From left to right; Chris Lutz,Wanda Morris, Silva Method Instructor, Joan Maresh Hansen, Louise Dewey, Dare to Dream Queens
Attended an interesting Dare to Dream Seminar today which provided some interesting ideas about the magnificent power of the mind. Our instructor is well known in the Houston area as Wanda Morris has been a Silva instructor for over 40 years. She actually trained under the founder of the Silva Mind Control Method, Jose Silva. Today’s intentions were to have each of the participants work on themselves and their own belief systems.We did five or six guided meditations. Comparisons were made to Hawaiian Kahunas and Mexican “healers.” Morris said, “the truths have been told in countless ways since the beginning of time.”
Stories were told of miraculous healings and other stories like one man was thinking about calling his friend, both men are doctors. He then thought,” no he is probably busy at the hospital.” As he was going into the store, a piece of paper blew in front of him, he picked it up as litter and was going to dispose of it—it was his friend’s business card. He then stopped to call his doctor friend.
Another discussion lead us to the three levels of the human mind as described by the Hunas.
- Level one is the lower self also called the subconscious or inner conscious mind and this is where we were programmed since the time that we were children. The subconscious responds to image and feelings. This is what we must tap into in order to re-program.
- Level two is the middle self or what we call consciousness—where we make decisions, here language is understood and used.
- The third level is the high self—the high self resides outside of each of us and is our connection to what some call Source or God or Higher Intelligence.
When we ask for something and it does not come to fruition, Hunas say that it is because all of the three selves are not aligned.
Hunas say how it works is that the conscious mind makes a decision with a clear picture in mind of the goal. The conscious mind gives it to the low self ( sub or inner conscious mind) to give to the high self ( which resides outside of ourselves) so that high self can do what it takes to bring it into our reality.
This information is still being processed, so I am sharing my vague understanding of what I heard. I ask what books would clarify this information even further and the books below were mentioned. The course continues tomorrow and I am anxious to hear what else will be revealed. Stay tuned.
Heavy On My Mind!
As the new year arrives, so does my resolve to live healthier. My collection of weight loss books is large and yet collecting dust as the fad diets, deprivation, and all the other new fangled ideas simply do not work.
My determination to find the vein of truth in all the possible approaches leads me to reading. Prevention magazine is research based and to read of different studies always interest me. One recent article gave the secret to melt away the pounds. This particular study was completed at Georgia State University, they discovered that people who took in a lot fewer calories than they burned were fatter than people who had a balance between calories burned and consumed.
The thing that was the most interesting to me was that the most weight loss occurred when the difference between calories burned and calories consumed was in the range of 300 and 500 calories. Even more fascinating was the idea that it does not matter if a person eats fewer calories than burned or if they eat more calories than you burn. It only matters that the difference is within the 300 and 500 calorie range. In other words, they found it did not matter if excess calories were consumed, only that your calorie output and input was in balance in that range.
How can that be? The answer they said is found in how the human metabolism works. Throughout history, humans have experienced ” feast” or ” famine.”As a result, our bodies are designed to burn calories in times of plenty…and store fat in lean times.
“We are finally figuring out after all these years that diets don’t work due to the body’s incredibly complex metabolic backup systems.”
You have probably heard that when you go on a diet and eat small quantities, your body thinks”famine.” This results in your body storing all the fat it can. The more time you spend eating small quantities, the more your body thinks it is starving, therefore storing fat.
If you are anything like me you have tried diet after diet, and lost and gained the same weight over and over again. These new findings seem to simply point out how the body works. It is a relief to know that it was not so much because of mine or your lack of discipline. This is encouraging to read and it now makes sense why some of the most sensible meal plans suggest eating every three hours. Also this explains why some claims are that you can eat all the time and lose weight. This reinforces the idea of consistently eating and having that ” balance of input and output which now makes a lot more sense.
I Can Make You Thin, Paul McKenna, This book has a fantastic Meditation Cd that you listen to each night. Good Stuff!
Thin Within, Judy Wardell, How to eat and think like a thin person.
Naturally Thin, Bethanny Frankel,Unlease the Skinny girl and free yourself from a lifetime of dieting. I like that idea!
Free To Be Thin, Chapian and Coyle.This book links how to eat with how to live.
Think Yourself Thin, Debbie Johnson.Visualization techniques lead to weight loss without diet or exercise.
Benefits of Walking
We can take many things for granted, like walking. I am reminded of this today as I can barely get out of my chair. I injured my lower back moving heavy boxes and plants this weekend. I have a renewed enthusiasm for walking around when my back heals. This is one thing I won’t take for granted again for a LONG time.
Each day we limit the steps we take by driving or sitting for long periods of time. We become unconscious of it as we get busy with work and chores. Just think of all the benefits of taking a break and walking even a few blocks a day, not only for our health but for our spirit. As we walk, we connect with mother earth. If the weather permits you can get your much needed vitamin D from the sunshine and you can also build up leg muscles that will assist you in burning calories. If your weather is frightful, then you can walk on a treadmill or walk the halls of the mall.
- We can allow ourselves the time to stop and smell the roses.
Taking time to simply notice our breath while we walk will help us become more thankful that we can breathe and if you practice breathing mindfully, you can gain a sense of calm and tranquility. The problems and troubles of the day slowly fade away because we are in the “now.” You can’t be worried about your problems at the same time you are enjoying a beautiful bird song or watching a squirrel run up a tree with an acorn in his mouth.
Taking a few moments to walk each day and become more aware of what we take for granted will open the door for the beauty of the world around us to come in. We all need to experience more beauty in our lives so do yourself a favor and make a commitment to yourself today!
All cultures in civilization have gathered with like minded people. Whether it was a tribe of indians, a group of pioneers, or a community of people in a town. People congregate with others and either stay or continue to seek others who share things in common. This was probably the thing that was missed the most after my retirement from the public school system. After having hundreds of students and faculty around you each day, when you leave, the isolationism that results can be a bit daunting.
It was being in this isolation, that served as a wake up call. It was then that a craving for contact with others came about. My pursuit of classes, and meetings began. Meeting strangers in classes and realizing how much you think alike came about as a result of finding groups of like minded people with shared interests.
My first endeavor was a group studying books on quantum physics. For those of you interested in the law of attraction, you will find that scientists are realizing more and more about the power and potential of the human brain. Greg Braden’s books were read and discussed. Esther and Jerry Hicks books on the teachings of Abraham were devoured and offered more opportunities for gatherings of like minded people. Then out of this group, several of us looked into online programs that would provide for us a basis and foundation in the study of metaphysics. Each of these opportunities presented themselves as a result of being around people who share common beliefs and goals and intentions.
As Sarah Ban Breathnach says at the end of a year of writings on December 31,“Life as a journey, Life as safari, Life as a pilgrimage, Life as a garden,Life as the highest art.”
She ask where are we all headed, and when will we know that we have arrived? Each of us sharing this journey in life have some exploring to do. Although it is the end of a year, another has just begun, we each have some discoveries to make. You and I are as ready as we will ever be, well equipped for the adventures awaiting. Go and know that we each are headed to places that we have never been. Along the way we will find gatherings of like minded people to find solace.
“No longer will you see things as they are. You will see things as you are.Through the parting of the mist where doubt and faith meet, you will see the authentic self is the soul made visible. Godspeed.” Sarah Ban Breathnach
Resolution for the New Year
With each new year comes the anticipation of new possibilities for each of our lives. What is it about resolutions that has everyone declare their intentions for the upcoming year? What if instead of claiming you are going to do all these things that you may not do. Why not just look at the words you are using in conversations? Pay attention to your words as they reveal a lot about you.
Realize that our words have creative power. With our words, we can either bless or curse our future. If you want to know what you’re going to be like five years from now, listen to what you’re saying about yourself; even the small things that you say over and over your life from “I’ll never get that promotion” to “I’m just so tired all the time.” The moment we verbalize a thought, whether positive or negative, we give that thought the right to come true.
To see the best in your life, you have to stay conscious and use positive language to speak victory over your life. It’s not enough just to “not speak anything negative.” You have to take it a step further and speak FAVOR over your life. You can’t speak defeat and expect to have victory.
There is a correlation between what we say and what SOURCE does, but nothing happens until we speak our faith out. When we speak our beliefs into WORDS ( like love letters to ourselves), the moment these emotion- filled ideas come out of our mouth, something happens in the unseen invisible realm. We may not see it for a week, a year or even ten years, but the laws of the Universe are working behind the scenes.
” It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.” Somerset Maugham
If you will keep saying the right thing, the positive thing, the joyous thing, speaking FAVOR into your life, speaking health and wholeness, speaking abundance and prosperity, speaking love in relationship, speaking gratitude and appreciation in your perfect livelihood—these are the seeds you’re sowing, and you can be certain you will reap what you speak. Remember these are the laws of the Universe and Source is going to make all your crooked places straight. Have your resolution for the new year be about watching your words, speaking more favor into your life, therefore creating a more fulfilling future.
”The words you speak and think are your personal vehicle on your journey to happiness.They program both your destination and the speed with which you get there” Yvonne Oswald
Wishing you a happy and prosperous 2010 the year to move in the directions of your dreams…
The Power of Words,Liz McGrath, This is a journey of the power of words and the impact they have on our lives,
Every Word has Power:Switch on your Language and Turn on your Life,Yvonne Oswald, This book showed me that how my internal and external language patterns were actually creating my life.
Your Word is your Wand, Florence Shovell Schinn, a favorite book and author with a clear message regarding the magic that can be created in our lives with the right words.
New Year New Me!
Here we are at the end of another year—with a new one— 2010 about to begin. Isn’t it the usual time to arrive at some new resolutions? Changes in oneself can be invigorating. It can also be daunting to attempt too many changes at the same time. What if instead of attempting to change any thing about yourself— you change instead the way you see yourself and your life. Instead, begin to more fully appreciate who you are and how you have spent this life becoming the amazing person that you are. Ask yourself what do you love about yourself. Mentally, list those things that people tend to love about you. Reflect on how your life works. Sit and ponder the things you absolutely adore about your life. Make a list of things you still love to do and will do more of in the new year. This will give you a surge of energy that will have you feeling really good about your life and the choices you have made.
It is possible that many of you may be facing challenges in relationships, careers, finances, or health. The difficult times come about as part of the package of life. Too many people to mention have overcome odds that were unbelievable and they came through the ordeal with new found strength. I know that personally, the violent loss of both of my parents at an early age was the most difficult ordeal of my life. The people surrounding me and holding me up helped me to see the blessings even in such a horrid event. So look beyond the challenges to the blessings that abound in your life. We all have them if we look with fresh eyes.
” It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living.” Simone De Beauvoir
Dr. Joe Vitale talks briefly about this concept in his book The Attractor Factor, when he says that if there is any one thing you can do in your life that will make the biggest difference, it is to be happy now. BE HAPPY NOW! Look around you at the comfortable home you have created, take a deep breath and feel vibrant health surging through your body. Hug your significant other and express appreciation to them. Give thanks that you live in an amazing world with so many opportunities and possibilities for creating a good life.
Wishing you the best that life can offer, 2010—the year to begin…