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Monday, May 31, 2010

Success: Nurture your Way to Success - Part 1



Want to be successful in whatever you do? You first need to engage in nurturing activities that will naturally bring you the fruit of success.

If you plant a garden with the intention of having a bountiful harvest, you need to ensure that you take the necessary steps to daily care for the garden by attending to the needs of the seeds, the needs of the soil, as well as protect the garden from invaders. As you do these things, in the right season, your crop will begin to bloom and bear fruit.

A healthy garden and ultimately healthy crop does not come about haphazardly. It comes with the intention of the gardener. All gardening activities are implemented with the intention to have a productive harvest.

Success as well is also intentional and comes as a natural occurrence as you daily engage in the necessary steps to facilitate it. When you diligently nurture your business, your relationship, your health, your spiritual life or whatever area of your life you desire to be successful in, the natural occurrence will be the reward of a healthy fruit-filled life.

We all want to enjoy the fruit but before the fruit can come we need to go through the nurturing process from seed to maturity. Then, the harvest will flow naturally.

The next few tips will show you how to nurture your way to success.

1) Examine the soil

Certain soil type, whether sandy, clay or loam etc., grow certain plants better than some. When you examine the soil, make sure you have the right environment for your business, relationship, health or spiritual life to thrive in.

The right environment for your business may be having the right prospects or right location so your business can thrive.

The right environment for your relationship may be to have better quality friends or spend more quality time with your partner to improve your relationship.

The right environment for your health may be to make healthier meal choices and engage in regular exercises to help you be successful in maintaining or gaining your ideal weight.

The right environment for your spiritual growth may be to spend less time watching television and more time in quiet contemplation and meditation so you can become more fruitful and fulfilled in all you do.

Not having the right soil type for your plant can hinder proper growth and affect your harvest. You can create the right environment to accept the seeds you sow in your life.

Tomorrow we will look at more tips to nurture your way to succcess.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Saturday Tunespiration - You Are My Friend


We meet many people over the course of our life time and every one of them came to teach us something. Some like sandpaper to smooth out our rough edges, others to lift us up when we're down, some to hold our hands through the tough times.

But each of them give us what we need at that moment whether or not we see the value of the lesson which came shrouded in a cloud of adversity.

Cherish each lesson and look for the hidden gem in each encounter. They are gifts from the Spirit and can only be seen if we clean our glasses of perspective so we can see clearly with positive vision.

Today's tunespiration - You Are My Friend by Patti LaBelle (Sung by Faith Evans).

These are the lyrics.

You are my friend,
I never knew it 'til then
My friend, my friend

You hold my hand,
You might not say a word
But I see your tears when I show my pain

You're--- my, my friend
I never knew it 'til then
My friend
I feel your love,
When you're not near
It helps me make it knowing you care

The thought of you helps me carry on
When I feel all hope is gone
I see the world with brand new eyes
Your love has made me realize
My future looks bright to me,
Oh because you are my friend
Da, da, da, da (ad lib)

I've been looking around and you were here all the time.
Da, da, da (ad lib)
I've been around and around and around and around
Da, da, da
I've been looking around and you were here all the time
(Repeat)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAwNTlAGXf8&feature=related




Friday, May 28, 2010

Getting my body back Friday - Formula for Success


Any endeavour to achieve one's ideal weight must be made with persistent repetition to create the imprint over time and define successful progress in getting your body back.

By following the formula for success, R=IOT, Repetition = Imprint Over Time, you'll begin to gain results in your health and weight loss as you consistently apply the formula.

4 Steps to apply the formula for success to getting your body back

1) Thoughts

Because your thoughts affect your life and the results you get, this is the first place you'd look at to resolve any weight or health issues. What are your consistent repetitive thoughts concerning your current weight, your diet - what are your thoughts on healthy eating, and exercise - what are your recurring thoughts on exercise?

When you dig deep to uncover and identify what you truly believe about these areas and ultimately what you're acting out because of this belief, then you can make the necessary adjustments to change your thoughts to affect your actions and manifest the results you desire. The results? Imprint Over Time.

2) Your diet

Once you've checked your thoughts on your diet, what you're consistently repeatedly thinking about your food, and you make a decision to change the inhibiting thoughts, your actions will follow to create the change necessary to enhance your nutrition. For example, you can look at why you love eating junk food and is it adding value to your physical health. What foods are adding value to your health and what are not? If you're unsure, there's a wealth of information available to help you decide.

Food is not your enemy. It's fuel for your body to keep you in ship shape. And a healthy diet of fruit, vegetables, proteins, carbs and healthy fats all work together to maintain this health process. Drinking lots of water cleanses the body and helps to bring the food to the rest of the body through the blood. Just as negative thoughts affect the results of your life in a negative way, foods that do not enrich or add energy does the same to your body.

3) Exercise

How do you think about exercise? One of the areas I had to deal with and still work on is getting my daily exercise in and avoiding boredom. But exercise builds up your metabolism and weight training not only builds your muscles and helps you burn more fat but also strengthens your bones.

If you're like me where exercise is concerned, you'd need to make a firm decision to add this very important activity into your life even if you have to take consistent baby steps at first until your body begins to call for more, and it certainly will.

You'll find that your body will feel different and your energy level will soar. When you get off track, your body will certainly tell you that you've fallen off your game. Get back on track and keep moving forward toward your goal creating the definite imprint over time which will be evident through your healthy eating and exercise.

4) Healthy Living

When you get your thoughts in alignment with your health and ideal weight goal, followed by the actions of eating a healthy diet and engaging in a daily workout routine, the repetitive imprint will begin to form over time resulting in positive results in getting your body back.

Exercise should be enjoyed and if you're not enjoying your workout find something that you really like doing - riding a bicycle, swimming, horseback riding, hiking - you fill in whatever you feel good doing. The whole point of it is to become more active and the more you use your body the more your body will produce more energy and you'll feel alive.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Action Thursday - Formula for Success – Using the Principle of Repetition to Enhance your Financial Growth


Many of us encounter financial difficulties because we've not taken the time to closely look at our finances or learn new ways in which we can better our financial position - whether it's saving or increasing our savings, investing or starting up a business.

We apply many of the strategies passed down to us either from parents or friends or those we've created ourselves and many of these ideas may not have enhanced our financial status. They may have done more harm than good and only after a period of bad decisions and careless spending that we begin to look at how we can change things in our lives.

So how can the formula for success, R=IOT, Repetition = Imprint Over Time, help us to identify where we've erred in our financial decisions and what changes we could make to enhance our financial growth? Follow these actions steps to make a financial difference.

Spending

Spending money unwisely leads to the effects of having insufficient funds. If this is a habit, then making small changes in your purchasing habits could make the difference between having that extra money in your pocket and not having any at all. Look at some of the things you're actually spending money on and make necessary adjustments to increase your financial standing. Repeating this will definitely leave its imprint over time.

Instead of paying full price, wait for the sales

If you're used to shopping for clothing at full price, unless it is absolutely necessary, look out for when the sales are on and make your purchase then. The time will come when you will be able to make the purchase at full price without adversely affecting the amount of money you have.

Patience is a virtue - wait for the right price.

When you rush in and pay the full price on a garment, you may later find that the same garment went on sale and you could have purchased it for half the price. Make it a habit to watch out for the sales and know when a sale is going to be on so you can be there early enough to get the best quality at a money-saving price.

Buy better quality

Instead of buying cheap to save money, spend the extra dollar or two. It will save you more money in the long run. For example, you decide to make a purchase for $1.00 thinking that you saved yourself some money by not spend the extra $5.00 to get the better quality product. But a day later, the $1.00 item breaks and you've got to go back and purchase the same product again, not to mention the gas, time and effort wasted. The quality of the product was not great so you find that over time you've spent more money trying to save the extra $5.00.

Budgeting money

If your habit is to spend more money than what's coming in, setting up a budget and keeping tabs on what you spend, as well as getting into the habit of spending that which is within your budget and saying, "No" to certain items will get you on track financially.

Avoid credit card purchase if possible

Don't do - Avoid using your credit card to make purchases you can't afford and know that you cannot pay back within the specified time frame.

Do instead - Purchase items with cash if possible and if you use credit card, pay them off as soon as possible to avoid paying interest.

Avoid the herd mentality

Not because your friends are buying something or it's the latest fad mean you have to have it right now, especially if you're financially strapped. This mentality can set you way back financially. And by the way, your friends or store wouldn't be able to help you bail out. You may not be popular but you wouldn't be stressed out either. Your cool friend might be coming to you looking for a loan later on.

Saving

If you make saving a habit, you'll find that you'll have more money to do the things that you desire to do - start a business, make an investment and it opens up opportunity for more options.

Bob Proctor's book, You Were Born Rich, shows a great break down for saving and growing wealth - see the chapter on Me and Money - pg. 29 http://www.bobproctordownloads.com/BornRichBook.pdf. Read the entire book as it provides great information for you to implement to change your financial situation.

Changing financial habits as with anything else does require some discipline but these small changes can make the difference to create that imprint over time and enhance and transform your financial situation no matter how bleak the situation may look right now.

What financial habits do you struggle to break? What small steps could you commit to doing that will make a difference in your financial situation?


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Formula for Success – Using the Principle of Repetition to Enhance your Personal Growth


The success formula, R=IOT, Repetition = Imprint Over Time, can be used to enhance, shape and transform your personal growth, so you experience more love, joy, contentment as well as alleviate stress from your daily life and attract more of the good you desire to experience.

Let's look closer at how this is done. Much of our joys and sorrows come as a result of the way we look at and think about things. One person may experience an adverse situation that causes him to look for the positive out of it, learn from it, grow from it and ultimately use this experience to his advantage.

Another person experiencing the same adverse situation may choose to think about and focus on how bad it is and live life in regret, ultimately inviting depression, bitterness, stress and negative recurring results. All this occurred because of the way each of these individuals have repeatedly chosen to see and think about their situation, not one time but over and over making an imprint over time in their emotional acceptance or rejection to their life experience.

When you look at the results you've been getting and you've figured out what's not working to bring you to the place of personal success, look for ways in which you can begin to think and do the opposite of what you've been habitually thinking or doing.

Don't do this - For example, if it is your habit to look at difficult situations and complain about them, "Why does this always happen to me?" or "I have such bad luck."

Instead do this - Look at your challenging situation and ask, "What lesson can I learn from this?" or "How can I see this from a positive angle?" or "How can I grow from this or how could this make me stronger?"

Now keep in mind, this is not a magic formula, you can only master this with practice. At first, your emotions might kick against this because you may really want to 'chew out' the other person or complain about your situation and that is natural because it's what you've practiced for a long time.

So, yes, at first it may feel awkward. But as you persist, you'll find that you begin to feel better about your progress and you'll experience less stress levels. And even if a situation comes along that may knock you off your feet, you'll know exactly what to do to get back on track. This is the imprint process. Eventually you'll notice that certain things that bothered you so much in past have loosen their grip on you and you can quickly free your mind and your emotions from their hold on you.

Conscious preparation ahead of time, especially knowing that certain situations get you all tangled up in a frenzy, will help you better handle whatever situations you encounter. Rehearsing how to react to difficult unexpected experiences prepares and imprints on your subconscious to yield to you the results you desire thereby embedding the chosen imprint deep into your internal programming.

Persistence is the key. No change sticks permanently without persistence and even when you've achieved your goal, you must make up your mind that you'll have to keep practicing to maintain what you've worked to attain. Is it a worthwhile goal? For sure it is and the rewards immeasurable and long-lasting.

What challenges have you encountered creating change in your personal growth?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Formula for Success – Using the Principle of Repetition to Enhance your Spiritual Growth


All change begins within us and in order to change the outward effects of our lives we must return to the root of where it all began. Our spiritual life, though mostly neglected by many, is the source of our power and life-energy. To neglect this aspect of our lives is to totally cut ourselves off from the Infinite Supply. A branch broken off from the main tree will sooner or later begin to wither away and die.

When we are disconnected from God, our Source, we display signs of lack and neglect in many areas of our lives, some more than others. We may be connected in some areas but experience blockage in others.

So, how does the principle of repetition enhance our spiritual growth?

Using the formula R=IOT, Repetition = Imprint Over Time, gives us an idea of how often we should be consciously connecting with God, our Universal Supply, drawing from the abundance of the Spirit to satisfy every area of our lives.

By daily spending quiet time in contemplation, prayer and meditation, we open ourselves for the energy of the Spirit to flow into and through our lives. As this habit continues, it becomes imprinted in us, over time, forming a clearly defined spiritual path to a successful life.

In this time of connecting to the Source, allow the life-energy to flow into all areas of your life. Visualize this energy flowing into your relationships, finances, business, travels, vacations and into all that concerns you and enhancing each area with the abundance of love, joy, peace, health and wealth.

Inconsistent connection will not give a clearly defined imprint, as well as the consistent flow of the Spirit, and therefore will not create long-lasting and permanent change to bring success. But daily repetition strengthens one's inner connection bringing vitality and zest for life which will be evident to those around you and give them a sure path to follow.

How has the principle of repetition helped you in your spiritual growth? Feel free to leave a comment below.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Formula for Success – Understanding the Principle of Repetition

Photo taken by Meteor2017
Tomasz Kuran
Compliments of Wikimedia


Some time ago, as I was taking my daily walk in my backyard, I noticed that as the snow melted and the grass began to dry a faint path began to form. Not wanting to create a permanent path in the lawn, I had to change my route and keeping it inconsistent.

Out of this experience came the formula R=IOT, Repetition = Imprint Over Time. Any success or lack of success in any area of our lives come as a result of the process of repetition – repeating the same thoughts over and over and over followed by the action or inaction which begins to become more and more defined and embedded within the subconscious thus bringing about our current results.

Let’s look at how it works taking the path of the lawn as an example or even the path of how a trail is formed. It starts off faint at first but over time becomes a clearly defined path. If a person inconsistently takes that path, no defined path is made. You may see some evidence that someone had walked that way but no defined path had formed.

If the person consistently takes the path on a weekly basis, it will take a long time to become defined but eventually it will due to consistency. However, if the same person on a daily basis walks the path the imprint is quickly defined over time.

An imprinted path shows evidence of a consistent activity – whether good or bad. If you’ve ever noticed a path that has been formed, nothing grows on the area where cars or people consistently drive or walk on. In order to encourage growth again, all travelling activity would have to be abandoned and another path taken.

To change the end results in your life, you must change the path. Consistent repetition leaves imprint over time that disallows other things to grow leaving a clearly defined path for others to follow – whether that path or example is dangerous and unproductive or not.

Repetition for subconscious change

As we consistently create the image we desire, it begins to form and become clearly defined and later on imprinted in such a way that nothing else can grow on that area because it has been well defined by the footprints of one’s desire. This inward practice becomes manifested evidence in one’s life of the daily consistent repetition of one’s internal belief system and self-talks.

Each day this week we’ll take a closer look at how this formula for success can be applied to other areas of our lives to bring about the results we’re expecting.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday Morning Scripture - The Parable of the Growing Seed


He also said, "This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain - first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come." Mark 4:26-29

Jesus gave a practical visual example describing what the kingdom of God is like. Let's see how this is applicable to our lives so can manifest what we desire.

The seed is the desire, the goodness we desire to manifest in our lives, which we sow into the soil of our subconscious mind. The subconscious mind, like the soil grows everything. And when we allow the seeds of positivity to take root within us, we receive the rewards of the kingdom.

We may not know how the soil actual grows the seeds and similarly, we may not entirely understand how the subconscious mind connects with Divine Intelligence and causes our desire to grow. But what we do know is that as long as we sow the seed, whether we sleep or wake, it will grow. A little at a time, we begin to see our desire manifest until the time of harvest where we can fully enjoy the benefits of it all.

God has so designed our subconscious mind like the soil to function easily and effortlessly. If you're facing a tough time and no matter what you do, things always seem to turn out negatively, take a look at the thought seed sown in the soil of your subconscious mind. What have you been sowing? If you don't like the harvest you're getting which is your external results, sow new thought seeds.

Nurture these seeds daily with positive energy flow of joy, peace, love and persistence and allow these seeds to naturally germinate, flourish and produce the fruit of the abundance of the Spirit.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saturday Tunespiration - Can you stay focused?


To achieve any goal, you need to stay focused no matter what obstacles you face. Staying focused gives you the strength and drive you need to see and hit your target. Keep your eyes on the prize!

Today's tunespiration? Eye of the Tiger.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cf45I1ZI__w


Friday, May 21, 2010

Getting my body back Friday - Eat Clean!


It's time to look at what and how we're eating to ensure better health and optimize our ideal weight goal. 6 meals a day may sound like a lot but keep in mind that they're smaller portions and your body has a 3 hour span to digest each meal before the next.

Enjoy the video.




Thursday, May 20, 2010

Action Thursday - Bob Proctor - The Secret to Wealth - Part 2


Here's Part 2 of yesterday's video. Take action to becoming more of aware of your true potential. The more you open yourself to the possibilities that are available to you, the more capacity you'll have to receive all the love, joy, peace and abundance that the Spirit has to offer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4FUf64LFRo&feature=related



Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bob Proctor - The Secret to Wealth - Part 1


I found this really life-changing mind-opening video, The Secret to Wealth, from Bob Proctor and thought I would share it. Begin to shift your mindset to expand your awareness and create the life you desire to live.

Look out for Part 2 tomorrow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJBMkjmrXek&NR=1



Tuesday, May 18, 2010

7 Steps to Stop Being a People Pleaser


People fall into the trap of being people pleasers because they think they will gain the approval of others and as long as they get the approval of others they feel good about themselves. The desire to be liked, accepted and approved of is at the forefront of this need to please others. This dependency becomes like a drug leaving the individual with a need for a fix every time to feel better about themselves. People pleasing stems from the desire to be accepted by others and in most cases may have started from childhood.

So how can a person stop being a people pleaser?

Step #1 - You have all you need within you

When you fully understand that you have all you need inside you and you are fully equipped with all you need to complete your journey here on planet earth, then you can come to a place of rest knowing that you are whole. Let your mind come to this full understanding and begin to look inward for what you desire instead of outward to others for what you already possess. For in looking outward, you are giving away your power to others to decide whether or not you’ll be happy, loved, accepted or whatever other desire you have. Looking within builds confidence in who you are.

Step #2 – Look to the love within

Now you know where your attention should be and that you have power within, look for the love that lies within you and connect with it. Allow yourself to feel loved. Bask in the rays of the warm of love and let it embrace and satisfy you. For it is in this disconnection from love within that we seek to fill the void from an outside source and many times end up being disappointed because someone did not give us all that we desired.

Step #3 – Accept you

Begin to accept you for who you are. This does not mean that if you are lacking in certain areas of your life that you should not work on becoming better in those areas. It means that you should accept you as a perfect being. Your essence is perfect and those areas that need working on are also part of the process of perfection. Turn your attention inward to yourself and accept you and believe in yourself.

Step #4 – Approve of you

Be pleased with yourself. Even though you may not do everything in a state of perfection, you can still pat yourself on the back in approval. Find the positive in your life and begin to praise yourself, encourage yourself along. Why wait for someone else to do it when you can be your own cheering squad?

Step #5 – Let love guide you

What you do for others, you do out of love and not the motive to be approved by others. Let it come out of a heart of love. This may also include saying, “No,” which may be tough at first. But when you check with your heart and what is being asked of you does not resonant with you – does not sit right within you – then denying another’s request is the only option in order that you do not violate your own heart.

Step #6 – Find your place of peace within

When you look within, identify and connect to the place of peace within your heart, you’ll find that you begin to feel more content with life. The more you allow this peace to flow into you, the stronger and more confident you’ll become and the less you’ll crave after the approval of others. Do this as a regular part of your lifestyle because you are no longer searching outside yourself but you are drawing energy from the Universal supply that fills you up within.

Step #7 – Practice Mental Shifting

Changing any habit requires practice and a conscious reminder at first that you must shift your mind from the old way of thinking - from outward to inward – until it becomes a habitual way of life. Whenever you find yourself doing things to please others, stop. Ask yourself, “What’s your motive – is it out of love or for gaining approval?” Repetition is the key.

What methods do you use to avoid being a people pleaser?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Creating Change for the Right Reasons


If your reason for changing is to please others, then you’re in for some serious disappointments and you’ll be forever changing your life to win the favour of others. For when you think that you’ve finally arrived to where they think you should be, there’ll be something else you’ll have to change in order to receive their praise. This is a very exhausting way to live your life because you’ll have to be constantly wondering what the other person desires for you to be and you’ll find yourself being a very unhappy person in the end.

True happiness does not come from without – the satisfaction of pleasing everyone else. But it comes from within – from the joy that flows within. If you’re unhappy with your life and you decide it’s time for a change, then this change must be for the right reasons and come from the right place. If your reason is for an external force – that which is outside of yourself – sooner or later this ship will run aground and crash.

Lasting change must begin within – change that starts within oneself. And the funny thing about this kind of change is that it attracts to you those who enjoy being in the company of who you are or who you’ve become and it moves away those who do not approve of you because you are no longer on the same energy wave.

This kind of change produces joy and peace. This kind of change opens up doors where they once were shut and elevates you to a higher level of vibration and excitement of life. Because you are no longer looking outside of yourself for change approval, you are no longer fazed by those who disapprove of you. You’ve settled within yourself this issue because you’ve approved of you.

This kind of change – change because YOU desire to change – is the kind of change that lasts and continues to grow and expand and overflows into the lives of others around you and in turn enriches their lives. This type of change invites new good quality friendships and opens the doors for personal freedom and enjoyment of life.

No longer are you are a mental slave to the opinions of others. No longer do you need the approval of others are a drug to put you on another high. But you have learned to be content within yourself and draw life-energy from the Source of your Infinite Supply which energizes you from within and puts you on such a spiritual high that you need no external boosters to sustain you.

Change for the right reasons, must first be from within and that change will shape and transform your outer world bringing complete satisfaction in your mind, body and soul.

How do you deal with situations where others want you to change for their satisfaction?


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday Morning Quote of the Day - What does abundance mean to you?


Don't make the mistake of making your desires only in money terms. Abundance means plenty of everything - Harrison Klein

Whenever we hear the word abundance we often think about it in terms of money. Money is definitely a vital part of our daily living but it's certainly not the only part.

How do you measure abundance?

We often consider a person who has a lot of money successful and they truly are successful and have abundance in the form of money. But if you were to look at the other areas of their lives, are they truly abundant? If someone has a lot of money but is still unhappy, unforgiving, discontented with life and the others areas of family life is disastrous, then that person would not really be considered as having abundance.

For money should be the tool we use to express the inner peace, joy, love through the physical avenues that we choose - whether buying a gift for a love one, purchasing a home to ensure that you and/or your loved ones are protected and have a place to call home, or ultimately living and fulfilling your life purpose on earth which will positively affect the lives of others you choose to bless with your talents.

What does abundance mean to you?

Whether abundance means having the freedom to do the things you desire to do with your family, more happiness in your relationship with your significant other or simply being able to grow a beautiful garden, allow it to completely enrich your life in abundant measures. You decide what's important to you, believe you can have it, be open to receive it, expect it and allow it to flow in and through you.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Saturday Tunespiration - You're more than this!


You're more than your current situation. You are more than any limited self-belief. You are more than your past and you are much much more than anything that's holding you back from your greatness.

Allow the strength of the Spirit to raise you up to a higher place - your rightful place.

Enjoy today's tunespiration by Westlife - You Raise Me Up!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiNrwsj8tyw&NR=1



Friday, May 14, 2010

Getting my body back Friday - How to Develop Determination to Achieve your Goal


To achieve anything worth having, there must be some unction of determination on your part to take you through to the finish line.

What is determination?

1) Determination is the sustenance you need to keep going when you’ve failed so many times. It’s the deciding factor when obstacles present themselves.

2) It’s the mindset in spite of the pain that lifts you up and pushes your body forward even when it says you should give up.

3) It’s that which compels you to keep searching for an answer when you’ve searched before and have been unsuccessful.

How does a person become determined?

1) You see the value/importance in what you’re doing or what needs to be done.

2) You’ve made a mental decision to do this thing no matter what comes your way.

3) You know in your heart that you can achieve this goal/dream.

Determination is like a shield which deflects every objection that challenges why you cannot have what you set out to attain. You know without reservation that you can achieve this thing - that inner feeling/knowing inside you that the negative, “You can’t have or do,” is incorrect and that the positive, “I can have or do” is possible.

Determination gives birth to persistence and is the outward expression in the form of persistence.

Why does a person need to be determined?

If you want to be successful in anything you do, you need to be determined? The higher the goal you need to attain, the more of the demand on your will to be determined to see it to the end.

You are here today because of one sperm’s determination to reach the egg in spite of the harsh adverse conditions and competition it faced in the uterus. It will do us well to follow this blue print to achieve anything we set out to do and see it to its completion.

Regardless of the adversities we face, determination may be the only thing we have to keep our heads above the water, stiffen our fists and press forward until we reach the destination point.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Action Thursday - Drawing from the Infinite Supply


Watch the video below for today's action steps to draw from the infinite supply and experience more joy, love, peace and a totally enriched and abundant life.


video

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Finding who you are - Taking it to the next level

Now that you've discovered how to find who you are and know where to look, as you put these into practice it's time to take it up to the next level to experience more joy, more love, more power and a more fulfilled life in every area of your life.

Every branch has nutrients to sustain the leaves and fruits that it bears but if that branch is cut off from the tree, its main source of continued supply, how will it survive? The entire tree draws its nutrients from the roots as well as its energy from the elements - the sun and rain. But as much as these outside elements enhance the growth of this tree, it means nothing if the tree has no roots. The branch that's disconnected, no matter how much energy it draws from these external energy, will soon wither away, lose its zest for life and die.

As it is with nature, so it is with every one of us. We are not independent, we are all connected and that connection leads back to the Universal pool of energy, the Source of Divine Intelligence which we refer to as God. Our connection to God is one of conscious awareness that we are connected and the source of our supply - everything we need - comes from this vast inner Source through the stream of our lives. Until we make that conscious connection, we'll never experience and enjoy the fullness that life has to offer even though the potential is unlimited. 

Like a newborn baby who has legs and arms and the potential power of walking and touching but is consciously unaware of his/her potential, so are we in our personal growth in relationship to knowing and understanding the power that lies within us and the unlimited supply which comes from the Unlimited Source Energy. 

So exactly how do we take our lives to the next level and experience more joy, peace, love, wealth - unlimited supply? 

1) Conscious awareness

As with the example above of the newborn baby, you must become consciously aware that you are connected to the Universal Source Supply. Therefore what you desire to manifest, you need to become conscious of that - joy conscious, peace conscious, love conscious, money conscious - and know that it comes from the vast eternal supply. It is not enough to just know it in your head but to apply it to your life and also know how to apply it to your life. You may say, "God is my infinite supply," and you'd be right, but do you really know how to open the door for that infinite supply to flow from the Source into the stream of your life?

2) Acceptance

You must also accept that the Unlimited Supply flows through and in you and that all you need is available for you and is seeking a way to flow through you. God is the infinite supply but do you believe and accept that you are connected to it? Let's look again at the branch example. You are a branch to the Universal Tree. Your connection is through your conscious awareness and acceptance of this fact and then your ability to receive the nutrients which comes as a result of this connection. 

3) Connect in the silence

It is in silence that our strength is renewed. In the silence inspiration comes. In the most intimate moment with God, in the silence we draw love, peace, find the foundation of our strength, become acquainted with our true identity, stand on solid rock. Because it is here that we are unshakable knowing that our protection, our strength, our hope is in the Infinite and not in the limitations of external circumstances and conditions. 

4) Draw from the Unlimited Supply

You draw from the Unlimited Supply by becoming conscious of the presence of the Infinite Source within your inner being. Turn all of your attention within and allow your emotions to connect and feel the flow of life. Allow the life energy to flow through and in you and satisfy you within. If you desire more joy, become conscious of the energy and spirit of joy. If you desire more love, become conscious of the energy and spirit of love flowing in and through you. 

5) Repeat

Repeat this process every day and you'll find that you'll begin to elevate to a higher level of power that you may have never experienced in your life. Drink of the life energy. Let it fill you, saturate you and satisfy you wholly that it radiates and overflow into the lives of others. 

You're about to embark on a totally new level of spiritual connection that will literally transform your life from the inside out. But you must put the time in. You must be hungry for it. You must be thirsty for it and then you will be filled. 

Tomorrow we'll go deeper into #4 - Action steps to Draw from the Unlimited Supply

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

5 Steps to Finding Who You Are

The first step in finding who you are, you need to look at how you identify yourself. Do you find your identity in the things that are external, outside of yourself - your job, your money, your profession, your family, friends, children? The list could go on and on.

External conditions and experiences may change - children grow up, friends move away, company changes and downsize their staff. Is your identity fixed in these externals? Then you may find yourself left with a gaping hole when these changes occur and you find your life in chaos.

Who are you and what will you do?  Where will you go from here? Where will you stand? Will these changes or loss shake your self-esteem or confidence to redefine who you are?

These 5 steps will guide you to finding who you are so you can connect or reconnect with the true you.

1) Look within

Instead of looking outward and allowing your circumstances, your environment, other people's opinions of who you are or who you should be or how you should think become your truth, look within your own heart and determine who you are. Life and power comes from within outward and not the other way around.

2) Consult with your joy

As you look within to your own heart, search for the things that bring you joy. What gets you excited? What things are you passionate about - you feel deeply or have strong opinions on? What topics or subjects are you drawn to and are they adding value to your life and enhancing who you are?

3) Enjoy your own company

Spend time alone in your own company. Some people are afraid to be alone. If you fall into this category, it's time to be your best friend and spend more time with you. It is in these moments you discover who you are, you discover your strengths and weaknesses, and find the joy in knowing who you are. "But what if I don't like who I find?" you may ask. It's time for self-assessment followed by plans to recreate who you are. Perhaps you've allow the opinions of others to infiltrate and overshadow your own thinking capacity and you've lost your way - not sure of what you believe. There's no time like the present to begin to change and adopting some 'you' time to create a new you and new opinions of yourself.

4) Connect with the place of love

Search your heart for the place of love. Even if you've never done this before, there's a place within us where love resides and as you sit in your quiet place allow your mind to focus on this emotion of love within. The more you do this exercise, the more you'll find that it will expand, heal and energize you from within. Your day will have more meaning. The simplest tasks will bring you more joy because you're not looking for your joy or contentment from outside of yourself, you would have found it within and therefore it will radiate outward in all you do, giving meaning to your everyday routine.

5) Increase your 'me' time

If you find that you're lacking joy, meaning in your life, contentment and balance, you need to check the amount of time you're spending filling up your inner love tank and replenishing your inner resources. For as you're giving out on a daily basis to your loved ones, your friends or even a stranger, you need to replenish the energy that you've dispensed. You may be running on low or empty fuel. As you begin to replenish within, the radiance of your inner beauty will brighten your life and overflow into all you do. 

As you use these steps, you'll find that you'll begin to enjoy life on your journey of self-exploration and discovery.

Tomorrow we'll go into how you can take it to the next level, draw more power, strength, love, life into you and find a solid foundation to stand on even if your outer experience may seem chaotic.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Finding who you are - Getting connected

Do you find yourself going through the motion of everyday living - trying to do everything for everyone else or doing what you 'should' be doing but still feel disconnected from everything and everyone - from life and truly living? 

When you find yourself at this point when you can't feel who you are, feel the excitement about life, feel the joy of living, it's time to stop and reconnect with who you are. You may be experiencing a sense of imbalance, going through life without really making the true connection and benefiting from the beauty that life has to offer. 
Beneath all of that disconnection, the true person of who you are is waiting to emerge, to shine brightly and bless the world with your radiance. But the demands of life have clouded over the radiance of your inner sun and give a grim reflection of who you truly are. It's time for your light to shine and break through the bleakness of the life you've settled for. It's time to reach out and embrace the life you were meant to truly live. 

Your being the servant to all and neglecting the person of who you are does not produce results of beauty and enlightenment. For sooner or later what you're trying to accomplish will result in limited effort, frustration, and the feeling of being unloved, unfulfilled and lacking in purpose. 

So if you're ready to come out from under the shade of falsehood and walk out from under the shadow of depression and connect to who you are, we'll dive into how you can find yourself, your joy, your power, your peace, connect to who you are and live an enriched, fulfilled life even as you're carrying out your regular daily routine.

Tomorrow we'll go through the step by step process to finding and connecting to who you are, find the joy in living and live life on purpose.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day - You have the Blue Print to Life within You


You have the blue print to life and success within you.

As a mom, whether or not you are pregnant now, you are experiencing or have experienced and witnessed the creative process as it unfolded within you- from beginning to the manifestation. You carry a great treasure and hold the key to life within your make up.

For the birthing of a dream from conception to birth, every stage of a baby's development is a measuring line to the growth process of a dream.

God has created your body with such intricate magnificence to physically express the creative process from thought, whether consciously or unconsciously, to action, producing the result of conception and the growing process leading to the final stage of birth.

You are God's magnificent masterpiece and co-creator with him. Your physical body was masterfully put together to express life.

God has given you the blueprint to unconditional love; love that goes beyond fault, the 'in spite of' love, and not the 'because of' love. When you look into the eyes of your little ones you see beyond the snotty nose, dirty diapers and even the cheeky lips.

You have the inner strength to overcome many obstacles and endure many trials. But as you have endured through labour and have pulled up on hidden strength within you to get you through this process, so too, have you pulled up on deep inner strength to pull you through tough times and to sustain you.

You have many lessons hidden within your being and your physical body. Mother, you have touched love and love flows in and through you. Let the soil of Love nurture you as you have nurtured others and enrich yourself.

Today is your special day. Be saturated with the Love of Life, embrace it and let Love be your guide. For out of the soil of Love will you radiate your true graciousness and light. Mother, let your light shine before others. Let the deep waters of your heart connect to the Source today and overflow with refreshing life. Let the radiance of your beauty flow from within. Shine bright, mother and let the warmth of your love embrace the land.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LefLP2BiObM



Saturday, May 8, 2010

Saturday Tunespiration - You want it bad enough?


Whatever goal you're reaching for, do you want it bad enough? Do you have what it takes to keep the dream alive until its manifestation?

Today's motivational tunespiration will set you ablaze once again to keep you pressing forward toward your goal - You gotta want it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5Vp57T8eMI&NR=1




Friday, May 7, 2010

Getting my body back Friday - Toning the butt!


As you get older, gravity can begin to take a toll on certain body parts. If you find that you're sagging, it's time to use an anti-gravity remedy. Here's a great exercise for toning the butt muscles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjqFAICl_60




Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Living in the Realm of Inner Knowing - Part 2


When you live in the realm of inner knowing you become consciously aware that all knowledge is available to you at any time for whatever situation you encounter. So even though you may not consciously know the answer right at that moment, you can consciously remind yourself that the answer you need is within you and it will come to your conscious mind at the right time. Sometimes the answer may manifest at unexpected times, through unexpected people, places or events.

How exactly do you get into the mind frame of living in the realm of inner knowing? Here are a few steps to follow.

1) Relax

Whenever you find yourself in any situation that you need an answer to, relax. Release the tension. Getting flustered puts you out of the flow of wisdom and creates that blockage to receiving your answer. When you're relaxed, your mind becomes clear and sets the ground to invite the answer.

2) Believe

Believe, know, accept that you already have the answer and it will come to your conscious mind/into your conscious awareness. It's all there within you. Your belief connects to Divine Wisdom and creates the channel through which the answer proceeds.

3) Concentrate and focus

See through your mind's eye the answer you desire for the question you have - concentrate and focus on it as you relax. The answer may emerge right away or it may come at a later time. Be open for the perfect timing.

4) Expectation

Expect the answer to come to you. When you are in 'expectation mode' you are sending energy vibrations out to the universe that will connect to the wisdom you desire and bring back to you the wisdom you desire.

5) Listen closely

The still small voice within will express itself in that inner knowing within you bringing that assurance that you know, that you know. It will bring the inner confidence that this is the answer you need. Turn your attention inward to the seat of Divine Intelligence within your inner being by silently listening closely for the inner guidance.

No matter what situation you're in, you can own your life by living in the realm of the inner knowing instead of being confused and always looking for someone else to tell you what to do. You have the inner guidance system that will lead you on the right path.


Monday, May 3, 2010

Living in the Realm of Inner Knowing - Part 1


When you live in the realm of inner knowing, whatever you need and whatever information you desire, come to you naturally.

One day I was trying to remember a lady's name so I could send her an email. I could see her face but could not remember her name. The thought came to me to clear my mind, concentrate on her face that I was visualizing. Then I asked, "What is your name?" Her name came to me so clearly and then I was able to send the email to her.

When we stop and become clear so we can concentrate and focus, we allow the information we need to emerge to the surface of our conscious mind enabling us to live a fulfilled and enriched life.

The inner knowing is the seat of Divine Intelligence. All that you ever desire or will ever desire to know lies there. When you clear your mind and concentrate, allow your attention to focus on the seat of Divine Intelligence, the inner knowing, you will receive and know the answer to what you desire every time.

When you live in the realm of inner knowing, you just know and when you get to that place, the teachers of that realm or level will appear. In that level of knowing, all things come to you easily and effortlessly. There's no anxiety for anything because you know that all things come to you and you know that all you desire will be fulfilled.

Begin to live today from the place of inner knowing by becoming more conscious that you know what to do even before you know what to do. Live in the place and attitude of knowing what to do and how to do it and the way will be opened for the physical action to catch up with the unseen.

Tap into and live from the place of inner knowing and open yourself for the wisdom that lies within this place to emerge and surface to the conscious mind to instruct you on the next step you should take.

Living from the place of inner knowing gives you the ability to know the truth and living the truth you are set free to live in freedom. You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.

Search the recesses of the inner being for the truth and when you search you will find that which is righteous and the right action to take.

Any questions you have, you can ask in the place of inner knowing and the answer will emerge effortlessly as you look within.

Daily practice makes it become a lifestyle - looking towards and living from the inner knowing.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday Morning Scripture - The Parable of the Sower


This morning's scripture is taken from Mark 4:1-28

You may have heard of the Parable of the Sower which Jesus taught the people as they gathered. But how does this parable apply to our lives today and how can we use it as a way to measure where we are in terms of believing and receiving what we desire to manifest in our lives. There are four scenarios in this story. The farmer sows some seeds...

Scenario 1 - Some fell along the path

These are people who hear the truth regarding changing their lives and their situation, however never believed or accepted it as truth and because of this, their disbelief short-circuits any kind of blessings or any chance to receive of the abundance of the Spirit.

Scenario 2 - Some fell on rocky places

These are like people who hear the truth and receive the answer to their situation. They are happy that they got the answer but because they've not taken the time to allow it to take root, become embedded and imprinted into their subconscious mind, when the sun of adversity comes, if they're ridiculed by friends or family, if obstacles come to challenge them, they give up. They may say, "Maybe it wasn't meant to be." Their dream no longer can survive because the life producing and sustaining energy needed from the subconscious root is no longer feeding it.

Scenario 3 - Other seed fell among thorns

These are those who hear the truth but other pressing family issues and concerns come up and take them off track from their destination or they changed their minds from what they desired in the first place. Their first desire is no longer being nourished and it ultimately loses power to survive and becomes choked out by that which has now replaced it - it never materializes.

Scenario 4 - Some fell on good soil

These are those whose hearts were ready - they heard the word/instructions of truth, they received it with joy, accepted it, meditated on it and allowed it to become embedded and imprinted into their subconscious programming so it took root and yield its power of growth and manifestation into their lives. These are the ones who have not allowed the pressures of the personal or family concerns or their current situation to dictate the outcome.

But they kept focused on the truth, kept pressing forward toward their goal, kept believing that everything will work out. And when the harvest time had come, the fruit bearing stage, they are filled with the fruit of that which they desired and what they received in return was a whole lot more than what had been sown in the first place.

Like any seed, when you plant it, the return harvest is usually over and above that which was originally sown. Many stand in awe because of the fruit they see, but they had not considered the process by which these individuals had to undergo to get to that point. Many of the onlookers may have been among those previously mentioned in the above three categories.

So which category do you fall into? It's never too late to recreate yourself into the 4th category. Allowing the seed of the truth about your situation to sink deep into the soil of your heart and produce the results you desire.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Saturday Tunespiration - You're Unstoppable!


No matter what you're facing, keep moving forward, keep on keepin' on. You're unstoppable! Your break through will come.

Enjoy today's motivational tunespiration.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GRtq3proKk




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