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Friday, April 30, 2010

Getting my body back Friday - Small but effective!


Why starting small or starting slowly may prove to be more effective to achieving your ideal weight.

How many times have you started an exercise routine and end up falling off? You're all excited about working out. The first day you could go on and on. A week or two into it you're okay, but then, you begin to slack off one day at a time until you stop altogether. I know I've been there.

Why does this happen? As with anything new, you have to set a new programming into your subconscious mind. You've gone from no exercise at all and then suddenly you're getting into this new routine that's contrary to your internal programming. Your inner blue print is rejecting this because this is not your habitual way of living.

When you begin to take small steps at a time, you're slowly reprogramming your subconscious programming. Starting with something that you know you could do, like walking for 30 minutes every day or five days a week, will begin to send the new message to your subconscious mind which will begin to yield its automatic power to you and cause you to naturally want to exercise and keep exercising. Even if you fall off, you'll want to or rather long to go back to exercising because it's now embedded within you.

As you continue with this new habit, your body will want to go for these walks and would enjoy the fresh air. You could also add jogging to the routine.

Any new change requires persistence. But when you're persistent with the small steps it would become easier to be more habitual in your new way of life.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Action Thursday - Create Your Own Miracles


It's Action Thursday! Listen to the video for the actions steps you can take today to create your personal miracles.




video

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Creating Miracles - The Process - Part 3



Now, let's make this more personal. You've seen the step by step example Jesus used in Part 1 we did on Monday's post. Let's break it down some more.

1) What's your intention?

In what area of your life do you need a miracle? Think about that and be as clear as you can. Also be specific about what type of miracle you desire. Jesus intended to feed the thousands. And did he ever feed them. They were satisfied and had a whole lot of left overs - lots of goody bags to go.

2) What do you have?

What do you already have that can be used to create your miracle? There was nothing extraordinary about the boy's loaves of bread and fish. As a matter of fact, they seemed small and insignificant in comparison to the large crowd. Does your talent seem insignificant to the size of your dream? Does your money in your pocket seem small in comparison to your large amount of bills?

3) Be thankful

Express thankfulness for what you already have, knowing that as you connect your belief to the unseen power, your miracle will unfold. Gratitude puts you into the positive energy flow to attract to you more of the abundance you desire.

4) Give it away

Who could you share your talent with? Who's hungry for what you have to offer? Who needs to be blessed with your seemingly small 'loaves of talent' and 'fish of wisdom'? It may seem small to you but can create a massive difference in someone's life and the rewards to you immeasurable.

Think about these 4 steps and we'll put it all together tomorrow for our Action Thursday. I'll share with you the key that really puts this all together.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Creating Miracles - The Process - Part 2

There are situations in our lives that we know we need to change by stepping out and putting our faith into action, instead of walking by sight – waiting for external conditions to be favourable.

To step out by faith, however, takes a risk on our part; sometimes, not knowing the final outcome, or even, the next step until we get to that point. Following your heart and dreams is to walk by faith and not by sight. Every step you take would be by faith. You may not be able to see the whole plan, but as you step out, putting one foot at a time, the way becomes clearer, your total trust and confidence is in God, your inner senses become stronger, more keen/sharper.

Staying safe will yield its usual fruit, but leaving the safe region and stepping out in faith will yield a greater abundance, a greater harvest, producing a greater miracle. God has given you the power to create wealth. You have the creative power working in and through you. You can create exactly what you desire. You create your reality, by your belief, (your heart), your mind (your thoughts), your words (what you speak/say) and your actions. Your mind/thoughts work in sync with your outer world.

In achieving what we want, we need to follow the necessary steps in its attainment – the final outcome.

1) Thought – financial, spiritual, emotional.
2) Next step – pull out/collect, all the necessary ingredients – action plans/steps. These will come as you move along.
3) Put the plan into action – even if you only have one part, the other parts will come.
4) Reap the benefit.

God uses the small things in our lives to create big things. It took a small seed to grow into a huge tall tree. It also took a tiny fertilized egg to form a baby that grows into a great man or woman.

Allow the small seeds in your life to be developed to create change and produce miracles.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Creating Miracles - The Process - Part 1


It's your turn to learn from the Master... and create miracles in your life...

Jesus wanted to feed the people because they were hungry. The disciples were concerned.

How can anyone fill and satisfy these people with loaves of bread here in this desolate and uninhabited region?

The disciples looked around them – the situation seemed impossible. They looked at the crowd, calculated the cost, and gave a final analysis. In a logical natural sense, only what the eyes could see, it was an impossible situation.

Jesus, however, did not focus on the surrounding circumstance. He could have said, “You’re right, there’s way too many people here to feed, and we can’t do that. Sorry folks, that’s all for now, hope you make it back home safely. God go with you and keep you on the way.” No, Jesus asked, ”How many loaves have you?” He knew it was food they needed. So He looked at what the disciples had to match the need. “Seven,” they replied.

Jesus told the people (the multitude) to sit down on the ground. He took the bread, the 7 loaves, and gave thanks. He broke them and kept on giving them to His disciples to put before the people, which they did. Notice here, the words were kept on giving –showing ongoing, continuing.

Jesus did the same with the few small fish – He praised God and gave thanks, and asked Him to bless them (to their use). Again, these were ordered to be set before the people. They ate and were satisfied. The Bible says, they took up seven (large provision) baskets full of the broken pieces left over. He dismissed the 4,000 of them. Mark 8:1-10

Let’s closely examine the process Jesus used; 4000 people to be fed in a ‘desolate and uninhabited region’.

Jesus saw an opportunity to display the glory of God; only 7 loaves and a few small fish – enough to create a miracle.

Spiritual laws when activated, dominate the natural laws, and shifts and bends, changes and multiplies them to meet the spiritual/inner desired results; faith that rises above every situation.

Jesus said that the works He did, we shall do also and even greater works shall we do because He is going onto the Father.

We need to harness the power God has given us within, and discipline our minds, and our tongues to control and move mountains in our lives.

The physical evidence shows: large crowd, 7 loaves, and few fish. Logically/naturally that does not make sense. But Jesus knew who He was and the power that lies within Him. He changed and transformed, shifted the natural laws by applying the spiritual and supernatural laws.

1) He set 1st His intentions – to feed the people.
2) He looked for what they already had that he could use
3) He took the bread – 7 loaves
4) Gave thanks – gave is the key word. He first gave to the spiritual realm/to God – giving thanks, showing gratitude
5) He then broke the bread and kept on giving

He satisfied the requirements of both laws – the heavenly and the earthly.

The heavenly law – praise, gratitude, thanksgiving
The earthly law – giving to others, taking care of the needy (their physical, emotional, mental needs)

1) The few fish
2) He praised God and gave thanks
3) He asked God to bless them (fish) to their use – for the purpose He intended- to feed the people
4) He gave to the people

Again, He satisfied both laws – the spiritual, then the natural.

The crowds were fed, and satisfied, and the leftovers were gathered up.

Watch out tomorrow for Part 2

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Saturday Tunespiration - Do you really believe?


We've often miss out on having our desire manifested because we stopped believing, we stopped being persistent in prayer, we stopped expecting. What you desire may not manifest right away but give it time. Keep nurturing it with your belief, your emotions and your actions and in time, just like a vegetable in your garden, as long as you don't uproot it, it will come to maturity and bear fruit. Your desire will manifest as you continue to believe.

Today's power tunespiration comes from Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston - When You Believe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxIN79n4jVo



Friday, April 23, 2010

Getting my body back Friday - Work them Abs baby!


If you're like me, especially after having 7 children, the abs are quite an interesting area to get back to any kind of normal. In my search for finding something that works, here's what I've come up with.

If you decide to try these, let me know how they're working out for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkKCVCZe474&feature=fvhl



Thursday, April 22, 2010

Action Thursday - Apply what you learned to manifest your desire


Welcome to Action Thursday - a new feature I've added to reinforce and embed the steps we've outlined in each week's articles. Listen to the video below for more details.

video


Click here to listen to yesterday's video if you missed it.
http://doingthisnow.blogspot.com/2010/04/creating-change-that-lasts-practicing.html

Monday's article - Creating change that lasts - Internalize & Practice
http://doingthisnow.blogspot.com/2010/04/creating-change-that-lasts-internalize.html

Tuesday's article - Creating change that lasts - How to Internalize Information so it Becomes a Part of Us.
http://doingthisnow.blogspot.com/2010/04/creating-change-that-lasts-how-to.html

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Creating change that lasts - How to internalize information so it becomes a part of us


When you listen to a life-changing seminar, a sermon or read a motivational book, in order to reap the fullest benefits of the information, you need to take it to the next level. Listening and reading is not enough. We need to internalize this information, allow it to become a part of us until we actually own it and manifest the fruit we desire to partake of.

Exactly how do we absorb this information into us?

1) Acceptance

If you cannot accept the information as truth for you then you'd never apply it and as a result it'd never work for you. Acceptance is the first step toward experiencing a changed life.

2) Meditate on it

By meditating on the information - thinking of it turning it over in your mind - you're allowing it to take root within you. As you absorb the "nutrients" from the information, it begins to nourish you and the life-giving energy causes the new seedling of change to germinate and grow within you.

3) Visualize it

See it becoming a part of your lifestyle and your belief system. Here is where you're creating a mental image that will put you into a positive vibration to attract the results you desire.

4) Emotionalize it

Connect the emotions and feel the feelings of being the person you desire to be. Don't hold back but allow this emotion to become real for you and further energize your results.

5) Own it

Allow this new knowledge to be your own. Own it as your own. Feel it as your own and speak of it in your self talk as your own. This exercise takes you from the experience of it belonging to someone else to you now walking in it, breathing it, living it and ultimately manifesting it in your reality.

Change is never accomplished by just hearing a new message of hope. The message must become who you are in order for you to truly harvest the fruit of it.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Creating change that lasts: Internalize & Practice


With so much information at our finger tips, why is it sometimes we seem to still struggle to create change that lasts even though there's so much 'how to's' at our disposal? Whether we have gathered information on the internet or from a sermon at church, it seems that so many struggle with the same issues over and over again.

There are two aspects we need to look at when we're creating change that lasts - internalize and practice. It's one thing to read the information, and perhaps mentally know it, but it's another thing to live it and allow it to become a part of us.

Internalize

With our lives moving at such a fast pace at times, we need to slow down enough to absorb the information we already have. We need to take out the notes and really meditate and internalize them until they become a part of us, not just words on a paper written by someone else - their experience, but we need to own them as our experience. When we internalize the information, these words take root in our hearts, becoming a part of us as living words in our lives - a living manifestation.

When the information we receive become a part of us, they change the way we think and begin to transform us from the inside out. We meditate or think about these words over and over.

Practice

Change is not always easy, and like anything else we desire to master, we must practice and practice until we adapt a new daily habit and way of being.

No matter what change you desire to experience, whether it is to love more, get to your ideal weight or start a new business venture, practicing new habits is the way to achieving success - practice changing your perspective of life, situations and others, practice forgiveness and love, practice positive thinking.

It is great that we have access to much information, but this could lead to information overload and pose a situation where we have too much information that leaves our heads spinning and not being able to connect the dots.

Take the information you need now and begin to meditate, to think about these things and put into practice what you've learned that they may take root and anchor you.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday Morning Quote of the Day - Allow the natural process of blossoming to occur in your life


And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom - Anais Nin

During the growth stage of plants, before the blossoms come the bud - it is the natural process. There is a time period - the budding stage before the flower emerges - if the flower remains trapped inside the bud, its beauty is withheld, not only from us, but from the flowers and bees that rely on it to open so they can drink the nectar. If the flower does not emerge from the bud, the pollination process cannot begin. The cycle of life is interrupted. The risk, indeed, is more painful to remain as a bud than to blossom.

You must also make the decision and allow the natural process of blossoming to occur in your life with your innate abilities, talents and unique personality. You are needed by the bees and butterflies, those others that rely on you for their survival. Hindering the emerging of your blossoms is not only detrimental to you but also to those around you, and you are withholding that which is vital for your survival and the continuation of the cycle - your part of the cycle of life.

As buds open a little at a time, flowers fully emerge out of them with ease - naturally and effortlessly.

Your natural abilities and personality emerge as you lay aside resistance to allow the world to see you for who you are. When you lay aside all pretenses and remove the mask and walls that keep out the world, you free yourself from all entanglement to enjoy the rays of the sun - the warmth of love, and you allow others to partake of the natural essence, innate flavour and outward beauty of you.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Saturday Tunespiration - Never Forget How Great You Are!


Did you know that you are great? Yeah, you've heard that before, but do you really know and accept that you are great?

When you think of yourself as great, you begin to see yourself as great and then act in accordance with your greatness. No, I'm not talking about being arrogant. Arrogance comes from one who does not yet truly understand their worth. But when you know that greatness lies in you, you live a life of peace, love and joy and allow that life to elevate you to higher life experiences.

Your greatness comes from the light that shines brightly from within you which comes from the Source of our life.

Today's tunespiration comes from Macka B - Children Children

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzEZfone2JU





Friday, April 16, 2010

Getting my body back Friday - Decluttering your Health Life - Food and Exercise


In the process of decluttering your health life, there are three levels which you could follow for this undertaking.

1) Start small or start slowly

Instead of undertaking a very ambitious approach which could lead you to feelings of overwhelm or discouragement, start with something that you know you will stick with and when you've completed it you'll feel a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment.

When I first began exercising I started with what I was comfortable doing, knowing that I could stick with it. I did stretches only just to get my body loosened until I felt the need to go to the next level.

The same it is with food. Start with small changes in your diet - changes that you know you could stick with. For example, eating less of your favourite ice cream or having it on the weekend only. That way you don't feel the effects of deprivation and it also lessens the temptation to go right back to your old eating habits.

2) Take it up a notch - mid range

If you feel that starting small or going slowly is not for you, then feel free to do a bit more. The key is to do what you can without going into overwhelm and discouragement.

After I got used to the stretches I was ready to take it up a notch - adding some aerobics and weight training in addition to incorporating exercises into my daily activities.

The same adjustment can be made with eating habits, as well, making more of a conscious decision and effort to make healthier food choices, adding more salads and fruit into the daily diet.

3) Going all out

When you've had enough and you just can't take it anymore, you're then at the point where you know you are willing to go all out.

It is the same approach I took with my exercise routine. Even though I had some results, I felt that my results could have been better. So, I decided that it's time to take drastic measures. For some this may have been small steps, but this is the level I was at and for me that means brisk walking, endurance training, weight lifting, gardening and incorporating exercise in my daily routine. My first week of my drastic move? Yes, I began seeing results in my ideal weight goal. I set my intention to gaining weekly results and it's showing.

4) Analyze your progress

It is a necessary step to analyze your progress every step of the way. That's how you know if you're getting closer to your goal, remaining stagnant or regressing. Here's where you examine if what you're doing is working - see what's working and decide to either eliminate it, modify it or intensify.

It makes no sense to continue on the same path if after a period of time you aren't making any progress at all. What can you do to improve on your progress? Did your body get used to the exercise? Did you need to add variations? Do you need to check what you're eating and how much?

It's all about where you are and what you're willing to do to get the results you desire to declutter any area of your life. But regardless of your level, you'll only make progress when you begin.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mother Nature's Lessons - Appreciate your Root Friends

You may find 2 to 3 people in your life that are roots and these people stick with you, they're not going anywhere.

These are the people that add the nutrients to your life. They give of themselves, just staying hidden in the background, while you get all the glory. Their wisdom is the strength seen on your 'bark'. These people are very deep and speak with such profound words.

They loved you when you were young; they stood with you as you grew. And when it seems like you weren't going to make it, like the roots that go deeper into the ground to find water, they look deeper than your current circumstance and know that you are going to be alright - you just need the support and you'll get it.

These 'root' people, stick with you through thick and thin. No matter what the weather, whether rain or shine, snow or hail, they're there with you. They may not always be there physically, but their hearts are with you.

Regardless of what others have to say about you, no matter what tales were told about you, they love you not because of but in spite of. Sometimes they may be the silent ones but their strength is felt when you are with them. They don't need your approval to love you. These folks are very rare but they are assigned to you along the matrix of life. You may not see them for a while, but when you need help, they usually show up at the time when they're most needed.

Cherish and appreciate your 'root' friends and/or family for they were strategically and divinely placed in your life to sustain your very existence.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Position yourself for your season


Seasons come and seasons go and just as we move through this physical seasonal cycle, we also have a time cycle in our personal lives. There's a time for planting and a time for reaping and we need to recognize when it is time to plant in order to reap our harvest. We need to recognize when our opportunity has come.

Sometimes opportunities show up in unlikely places, people and events and we need the wisdom to seize them when they arrive, relinquish all prejudices and embrace our moment. But how can we embrace something that we've mentally rejected? We defeat our own selves when we set up stipulations of when, where and how, and the very thing that we're looking for or expecting is staring us right in the face.

We position ourselves by being open to which ever channel the Spirit uses to bring our desire. When we stay in tuned with the Spirit, we'll recognize the opportunity as it comes to us because we would have received that inner prompting to look closer and through the eyes of the Spirit. Then our eyes would be opened to see the golden opportunity unveiled in front of us.

When I first met Lee, I didn't recognize that the answer to my prayer was standing right in front of me with a big smile because I had this idea in my head of how things should be. It was only when I let go of my personal petty objections that I could see clearly that my moment had come. When I said, "God, I let go and allow you to do what you think best," is when my miracle occurred, easily and effortlessly. As a result, I was positioned at the right place and the right time when he was passing by again and he asked me out to lunch - we've been together ever since expanding our joy through the little smiling faces of our children.

Have your desire, release all your hang-ups and allow the Spirit of the Universe to position you for your season of receiving.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

You cannot find what you do not seek


Are you seeking or are you taking a quick glance?

The difference between glance, look and seek

We have some very interesting conversations with our children and it is amazing the lessons we learn as we teach them.

Some time ago, our eldest daughter was looking all over the house for one of her books. She kept asking if anyone had seen it. She had left the book in one of the rooms and when she went back to get it, it was gone. One of her sisters had put the book down in a box when she was doing something in the room. Her sister found the book and gave to her. I asked her if she had really looked for the book or if she just glanced around and did not bother to look further than what was on the surface. So I began to explain the difference between glancing, looking and seeking.

See, when you glance at something, you are just taking a quick look. With a glance you take in as much information as you can for that split second but you still miss a lot. When you look, you spend more time paying attention to what you are looking at and take in more details. However, when you seek, you are digging deeper than surface. You are investigating further into what you are looking at. I explained that if you just walked into the room and glanced around, you are not going to find what you are looking for. If you looked and did not find the book, you should have gone deeper, seek further. Instead of just looking around, lift things up; look down in the box, think of other possible places the book could have been placed.

There is a vital lesson to learn from this. Sometimes we treat our spirituality in the same way and fail to find what it is we desire to experience in our relationship with our Source. Instead of seeking, going deeper into the soil of the Spirit, asking questions and waiting for answers, we simply brush on by, take a quick glance. Or, we may decide to pay a little more attention than just giving to the Spirit a quick glance but soon after we stop looking and move on to something else.

But if we decide to search the depth of the Spirit to find the answers we are looking for, without fail, we will find - we will never be disappointed. When we put the time in to digging deeper into the soil of the Spirit, we receive the help we need and the wisdom we need to find what we desire. While we are seeking, digging deeper, it is amazing the other things we may find in the process. Have you ever been looking for something and ended up finding things that you were looking for a long time ago but could not be found?

That is what happens when you seek, when you go further into the realm of your own spirituality. We find things we overlooked many times and learn truths which were hidden from us before.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Thoughts are Things


I found this really profound poem as I was reading Bob Proctor's book, You were Born Rich. If you've never read this awesome book before, you can follow the link below to read the .pdf version online. It will definitely change your life.

Thoughts are Things (be sure to make yours positive at all times)

I hold it true that thoughts are things;
They're endowed with bodies and breath and wings:
And that we send them forth to fill
The world with good results, or ill.
That which we call our secret thought
Speeds forth to earth's remotest spot,
Leaving its blessings or its woes
Like tracks behind it as it goes.

We build our future, thought by thought,
For good or ill, yet know it not.
Yet so the universe was wrought.
Thought is another name for fate;
Choose then thy destiny and wait,
For love brings love and hate brings hate.

by Henry Van Dyke

http://www.bobproctordownloads.com/BornRichBook.pdf

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday Morning Quote of the Day - Follow Spirit Guidance


Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear and not bothering - Winnie the Pooh

We've become such a busy society, always on the move from one thing to another, that we seem to have lost the art of 'doing nothing', of just going along, lowly listening to inner guidance of the Spirit and following along, not bothering with all the things that we've decided that is 'supposed' to be done.

It is in this time of turning inward and following the Spirit that we easily unlock the doors of those things that imprison us. It is in this moment the struggling to get the answers give way to instant wisdom. It is in this moment that the synchronicities of life - the meeting of the right people, the getting of the right information at the right time - occur and at times without our having to 'make it happen' as it is told to us that we need to do.

The Spirit often times works opposite to the way we think it should work out. A mere sitting at the side of a lake fishing with the family could be a moment of miraculous unfolding when you're following the guidance of the Spirit. This may seem like an activity that on the surface may not seem like it is yielding the benefit you desire to achieve, but trusting in the Spirit's guidance will produce more than you could have ever imagined possible.

While we are busy doing nothing but following Spirit's inner guidance, the Spirit is busy bringing to us what we desire and in the right time.

Let this lowly listening to what we can't physically hear, doing nothing, following along and not bothering be a part of our daily way of life. The more we do it, the more we'll experience peace and joy and the more we'll be open to receive into our lives the abundance of the Spirit.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Saturday Tunespiration - Never Give Up On Your Dreams!


Have you been ridiculed by others who don't share the passion of your dream? Have you been told that your dream could never happen? Don't believe them. Never give up on your dreams.

Today's tunespiration comes from a young Taiwanese, Lin Yu Chun, whose passion is singing. Despite discouragement from his family and ridicule from others, he kept his dream alive and today the world shares in enjoying his awesome talent. And even more so, sharing in his pain and receive encouragement to keep our dream alive in the face of adversity.

Lessons learned

1) Be passionate about your dream
2) Keep the dream alive and sharpen your skills
3) Practice, practice, practice
4) Stay focused in the face of adversity and discouragement
5) Your moment of glory will come as long as you stay the course.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB2Tl0xOqbI&feature=player_embedded#




Here is his intimate interview


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TLKCTaDrP4&feature=player_embedded





Friday, April 9, 2010

Getting my body back Friday - Let go and trust the process


The ultimate challenge in achieving any goal is letting go and trusting the process to bring the results you're expecting. Many times I have to remind myself of this; feeling at times that I want to go from A to Z and skip the process - B down to Y. It is the B Y process where we build strength, stamina, character and integrity and the lessons we learn during this time are invaluable. These lessons could never be experienced at A or at Z, which are the beginning of any desire and the ending - the attainment of that desire.

If you're making a dress, you must go through the process. If you're building a house, you must go through the process, if you are writing a book, you must go through the process and in writing this blog post I must go through the process from the start, through the middle and then the end. There are no short cuts. Even if you someone bought you the dress, or built you the house, you still had a preparatory period before you even got it.

The alphabet is incomplete if you only have the A and the Z; no words are formed this way. As you work on your goal, when you've done all that you can do, relax and allow the process to work for you.

I've done all that is within my power to do - my workout, watching my food intake. Now, I must allow my body to do the rest - I must trust the process to get me to my ideal weight. I visibly see my body changing and patiently allow my body to reshape itself to manifesting my desire.

While we must be determined to achieve our goal, we must equally be patiently determined to let the process bring us to the finish line and disallow anxiety to hinder our progress.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Return to the Source of Life


Our external world comes from the unseen, even though many humans may not put as much emphasis on this. For surely as everything we desire comes first from the imagination – the unseen and then manifests in our physical world – so too all that exists as we know it, exists because of the imaginative desire of Divine Intelligence.

Man may choose to deny the existence of God, but to deny God is to deny oneself and to deny oneself is to deny one’s very existence and ultimately one’s survival. Lives lived cut off from the Branch will sooner or later begin to wither and whatever fruit has been produced in a disconnected life will soon begin to wilt and die.

Nature displays our dependence on God, the unseen intangible force in which we live, move and have our being – the very stuff we are made up of. Nature moves in harmony with this force and where there’s disharmony, devastation follows, for we cannot kick against the prick and not feel the effects of it.

A river that becomes cut off from the sea sooner or later will dry up. For it no longer can sustain the freshness of its water and therefore can no longer support the life that lives within it.

So how can a person return to the Source of life and power?

Begin where it all started – from within. We must return to the Source of our lives and reconnect from within and allow the refreshing cleansing water of the Spirit to move in and through us removing the debris of negativity and restore life in us once again.

Return to the Source of Life by becoming quiet and consciously invite the presence of Life and Love to flow freely in us. When we release all of our inhibitions and remove the gates of indifference toward the Unseen Omniscient Presence of our Creator, we have returned home and like the prodigal son can again enjoy the blessings of our eternal Father, whose offspring we are. It is our rightful place to be.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Honour Your Protectors


Some people in your life are your protectors warding off the ones that will only take from you and destroy your talent. Honour your protectors. These invaders, though they like hanging around you, are on a different energy wave or matrix from your protectors and will avoid coming close to you once your protectors are around.

Don't try to change your protectors for it is their natural essence that protects you, creating a special link between you and them.

We all need each other in some way or the other. Some are better suited to together than some because of the unique energy waves between them. When you are around some people, you may feel a sense of what we sometimes call 'bad vibes'. What you are feeling is their energy wave which is the level of consciousness they're, and it's obviously not along the same path as your own.

We can feel each other because we are all interconnected and when a person is heading in the direction of love; you could sense that, if they are heading in the other direction, we could sense that as well. How well we pick up on this inner knowing is in direct relation to how in tuned we are internally. However, we don't condemn or be critical of others just because they are not on the same energy wave as we are. We bless them in our hearts and let them be.

How do you recognize your protectors?

1) You feel safe around them

When you are with your protectors you know that you are safe. They'll never let anything happen to you. They'll come to your rescue whenever you need them.

2) They're supportive of you

Your protectors will support you in achieving your goals. They will encourage you to be the best you can be and give you the freedom to do so.

3) They'll take a stand and defend you

No matter what you face; they will stand and defend you even in the face of danger, if necessary. They're not afraid to open their mouth and speak up on your behalf and they really don't care what other people think of them either.

4) You can be yourself and thrive in their presence

You don't have to pretend around your protectors. They already know who you are and like you. They see your weaknesses and that's why they're there; to protect and help you.

5) They grow right alongside you

As you grow; your protectors continue to grow alongside you. They thrive in the same environment, like our broccoli and green onions grow together, they both live together in harmony.

6) Your so-called friends don't stick around when they're with you

When you are with your protectors, your so-call friends disappear. Your protectors' natural essence wards off your predators.

7) They're not trying to change you

Your protectors accept you for who you are and allow you to be who you are. Imagine in a garden the green onions (which acts as a protection for the broccoli because of their strong essence) saying to the broccoli, "Listen up here, I'm on the scene now and, you know something, see these caterpillars that are biting up on you, if you just be like me maybe they'll stop bugging you." Funny, huh? That's what we put each other through at times. Be 'the broccoli' that you are and let your protectors, 'green onions', be who they are and let love and togetherness prevail.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

How to Nurture Yourself


There may be people in your life who you might have disregarded because they don't act according to the 'norm' - they may have been labelled the misfits and outcasts. But love heals and if you took the time, gave them a chance, and nurtured them, they can see through your eyes that they have worth until they have come to a place in themselves through which they can see their own worth.

What about you? This may not even apply to someone else. Perhaps you see the worth of others but are unable to see the worth in yourself. Change your mind about who you are because you are worthy. The mere fact that you are here, right at this moment, shows that you are worth more than you think. You are a vital part of this great family - the human race. Take the time to nurture yourself, nurture your inner spirit and grow and allow the person you were created to be emerge from within.

4 tips to nurture yourself

1) Love who you are

You may not be at the place that you feel you should be. Take the time to look at yourself in the mirror and say, "I love you." At first it may feel really strange. But keep repeating it over and over every day until your mind stops objecting and agrees with you, "Yes, I love you."

2) Spend time in quietness and stillness

There is power in silence. As you connect to your Source, your inner entanglements become loosened. It may not happen all at once, but it will happen if day by day you nurture your heart in the silence of the Spirit and allow the debris of your life to be moved away bit by bit. You begin to feel different and look different. Your life will never be the same.

3) Open yourself to the warmth of love from the Spirit

Bask in the rays of love and let all your hurt be healed of those issues that have caused you to be bent over in difference and hardened with harshness. Allow the gentleness of the Spirit's embrace soften your heart, break down those walls that you put up to keep the hurt out that are in fact keeping the love out, as well, and melt into true Love.

4) Learn from the Spirit

The Spirit as your Life Source shows you how to live; no longer in bondage but in freedom. Learn how to think, learn how to love again, dream again, and truly enjoy living. In you contain the breath of life and the Light Source. Open your life and don't be afraid, for you will shine and shine brightly as this Light illuminates from within your inner being.

Daily nurturing of yourself produces a transformed life from the inside out.

What methods do you use to nurture you?

Monday, April 5, 2010

How to use the law of habit to weed out negativity


The subconscious mind like the soil will grow anything that enters in the conscious mind through the five senses, whether we’re aware of it or not. When we begin to pay more attention to what’s coming in through these avenues, we are better able to decide what we want to take root into our subconscious and what is beneficial to our personal growth and ultimate results. In order to weed out negativity, we need to use the law of habit which will cultivate the positive thoughts and allow them to germinate and grow to maturity and bear fruit in the form of our external results.

If you’ve ever planted a garden, it may seem like an overwhelming experience initially as you’re constantly weeding out the unwanted growth. Similarly, we need to consistently cultivate the new thought seeds planted in our subconscious mind until we have formed a habitual way of living and allow the new growth the opportunity to become strong enough to keep out the negatives.

So what do you do when the negative emotions try to dominate your new thought seedlings?

1) Decide in advance

When you’re in the positive flow decide what you will do when your emotions begin to shift out of the positive vibrations. Having an emotional rescue plan for negative emergencies will help you be better prepared to deal with mood swings and negative thoughts from others or circumstances.

2) Shift your thinking

Negative emotions come as a result of negative thoughts. When you find yourself experiencing emotions of depression, sadness, anger etc., check your thought pattern. What were you thinking about that caused that feeling in the first place? When you identify it look for other positive ways to look at your situation which will begin to influence your emotions and put you back into a positive vibration.

3) Pay attention to your emotions

Our emotions are our guidance system. They tell you whether you are in a positive vibration or negative so you can quickly get into the positive zone before you become overwhelmed with negativity.

4) Practice, practice, practice

As with every new habit, it takes practice. Practice every day until it becomes easier to recognize when you’re no longer in the positive flow so you can avoid the onset of a slew of negative emotions.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Sunday - I Come That You Might Have Life!


Jesus said, “I come that you might have life and have it more abundantly.” Not just to live and die and that’s the end but to show us that there’s life beyond the grave – eternal life. There’s no need to fear death as finality but as the next stage of life.

The scripture says that Jesus took the keys of death and hell - the mystery of the unknown - that the sting of death and its seeming permanency and control over the way we see death loses its grip and hold on us. So we do not see in our experience death as the final stage in our minds but that as he has conquered over death – meaning not to accept death as finality to life – we can now live in our internal experience knowing that leaving the body is only one stage of our life path. To be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord.

When we leave this body in a conscious state knowing that we too are passing through the transitory period from this body to living fully in Spirit, we look forward to the next stage knowing that we are with the Lord. Jesus showed us the path that we would take so our minds can consciously walk through death of the physical body knowing and expecting that we are with our Christ - fully in Spirit – in a transformed body.

Jesus’ purpose was to bridge the gap between God and man; the gap that says that God is separate from us and we from God. He is the path. He himself, his life, is the path - the bridge, the consciousness, the awareness - that we are not separate from God. And that if we in our consciousness are aware that we are one with him and with God and that there is no difference between us and God, we would return to our original state of consciousness before separation and division was introduced to the human race.

No longer would we be dazzled, distracted and mesmerized by the physical form – the final result of desire, but we will return to the Source, the starting and finishing of our faith, of our belief, of our consciousness.

Now we can say, “I am one with God, you see me, you see the Father. I am the Son of God.”

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Saturday Tunespiration - Arise My Love


Whether or not you are a Christian, the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus has profound meaning to the way we live our lives. No matter how dismal your situation may seem, no matter how hopeless, if you look toward the Light of life, the path to take will be lit up for you to follow. Find your strength and inspiration to walk through and arise from your troubled circumstances.

Today's tunespiration comes from Newsong - Arise My Love

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMHyGh0RgCA&feature=fvw


Friday, April 2, 2010

Getting my body back Friday - Empowered from Within


All of our power comes from our Source inside of us. Looking within for everything we desire to accomplish empowers us beyond measure. When we look without, outside ourselves, to find the answer, we're giving away our power to that which is seen and is therefore limited. But if we turn within to the unlimited boundless Source, we experience life which goes way beyond physical measures, for the physical is temporary but the unseen is eternal and transcends and penetrates all physical barriers and limitations. Its power comes from the vast unlimited supply.

Therefore whatever situation we face, if we turn our eyes and attention to the place and Source of our power and inner strength, connect with it and come up and look outward and act outward with the strength, wisdom and creativity of the abundant supply, out of our souls, we will soar and excel in everything we do. It must come from within the core of the soul; for there is where all originates and is full expressed without boundaries and limitations in its highest form.

Sometime ago as I made my final two laps as I was jogging, I felt tired but I had determined that I would complete these laps and then cool down. The thought came to me to look within; look for the strength within and come from that place of strength. As my mind looked to the place of strength, I felt energized to continue and complete my laps.

If we were to be consciously mindful of living from this inner place in all we do, our lives would enter the realm of walking with the Spirit and in the Spirit. The struggle of life would begin to fall off and we would easily and effortlessly create life out of the abundance of the Spirit.

How do you draw from the Source so you're empowered from within?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Change your life - 5 Reasons why you should release past negative experiences


Whatever regrets you have of the past, whatever the hurt, whatever the disappointment, it's time to release it and move on. But why should you release the past negative experiences? Why should you let go? These 5 reasons will show you why releasing negative experiences is essential to change your life.

1) The past becomes the fabric of tomorrow's lifestyle

By holding on to your past hurts and disappointments, you are allowing the thoughts of the past experiences to create your lifestyle tomorrow. They influence your emotional well-being and therefore manifest in your reality as recreated events from past experiences.

2) The past weighs you down

Holding on to past negative experiences weigh you down emotionally, so you're not free to move on from the negative experience. It slowly eats away at you from the core, defiles your inner sanctuary and removes you from a place of inner peace.

3) Experience the new

When you release the past negative experiences, you free yourself to engage in new positive experiences. You are therefore not mentally preoccupying your time with things that don't add value to your life. But you can now use your imagination, thoughts and emotions to attract to you enriching life experiences.

4) Shift into positive emotional gear

Negative situations tend to bring along with them negative emotions. However, if you release the negative emotion, you'll shift into the positive emotional gear of joy and peace and intentionally stir up these feeling. This positive emotional energy field draws into you more of the positive experiences causing the negativity to lose its hold on you.

5) Learn from past negative experiences

For every experience we ever encounter, whether we perceive the experience as positive or not, contains a valuable life lesson. The window through which we view these experiences will determine if the outcome leaves a positive or negative impact on our lives.

Decide now that you'll take your negative experiences of the past and turn them into stepping stones to change and enhance your life.

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