Tuesday, June 28, 2011

How's that working out for you so far?

If you feel like there is an area in your life where you are particularly stuck, take yourself out of the equation. Stop trying to fix it, change it or figure it out. If it's an area that has been a concern for you for sometime - relationship, career, finances - chances are you have a lot of the past accumulated which bares negatively on forward movement. It's easy to say, let go of the past, it's another thing to do it. Instead, don't hold on to the thoughts that move through your brain as habitual reminders of lack. Remember, beliefs are just thoughts that we keep on thinking. It's important to question those beginning thoughts - Is that true? How can I know that that true? This is the brilliant work of Byron Katie. Do not let these thoughts, that have you stuck, that hold you back, continue to hijack your emotions. Once thoughts have been met with emotions, they become solidified making them seem more real. They are not. They are just thoughts that we keep thinking that make us feel bad. "I can't change jobs because it means....I can't move because...I can't leave my mate, date someone else because..." These are stories we tell ourselves based on a past that does not feel very good. The evidence we have gathered serves us not.

Remember, the stories that we tell ourselves about who we are, based on our past - frequently a past that we do not even like - become the basis for our lives. Dare to let go of those thoughts and create a different story - even if you have to make it up! Lynne McTaggart, author, researcher and lecturer tells us that our brains cannot differentiate thoughts from reality. If we're thinking or imagining something that makes us happy, our brain does not know that this is not our current reality. It perceives it as real and creates neural pathways that become familiar. We now have an experience of having done it - Powerful stuff!

This week, do not be hijacked by thoughts that make you feel stuck - reasons and excuses for not living the life that you desire. Become aware and stop any thought that negatively affects your gut. Create new thoughts - begin with the end in mind and hold on to the wonderful truth that...Lots can happen.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Wisdom from Louise Hay

I couldn't have said it better myself, Louise!

"This month, I celebrate my own independence. I choose to be free of all negativity, anger, fear, insecurities, jealousies—and any thought that makes me feel “less than.”

I no longer choose to live in the prison of my mind. I choose thoughts of love, joy, prosperity, and unlimited creativity and opportunities. What I focus on is exactly what I attract.

Joy brings joy.

Let’s affirm: I am totally free to choose thoughts of joy."

For more of Louise Hay, log onto her blog - You Can Heal Your Life

Here's a picture of me, Louise Hay and Esther Hicks (Abraham) having some fun.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Choose Again...

It is no surprise that our thoughts create. The world we live in is exactly the one that we have designed and we are 100% responsible for it. Hardball metaphysics - no blame, no victim, no martyr. It's our energy and vibration that is calling circumstances to us so that we might learn from them - learn how to better control our energy, learn deep soul lessons. They are not good, bad or indifferent, they just are circumstances to which we are a vibrational match. With that knowledge, we must be ever diligent in watching our thoughts. Our mind is like a puppy that needs training. We have millions of thoughts in a day and some come and go without regard, some make us happy. It's the thoughts that are charged with negative emotion, anger, hate, fear, self-righteousness and degradation. Those are the thoughts that we cannot afford to take a foot hold in our lives. As the book says, "You Can't Afford The Luxury of Negative Thought." Some thoughts become habitual and then they become a "story" that we begin to live by. The Universe will do everything to make you right and if you're telling a story of lack, limitation or one of being a victim; you cannot be surprised when your life is not working out the way you want it to. It's self perpetuating and yet we often proceed as if we are at the effect of our circumstances - complaining, frustrated and overwhelmed.

We are so powerful - beyond measure - let's be more vigilant in which thoughts we allow to take root. Stop the negative buzz and chatter during the day. Stop bitching and complaining. Take deliberate moments to compliment someone, even if you can only find one thing that is worth complimenting in them. Appreciate more and let the bitterness take a back seat. As Abraham would say, "Wag more and bark less." It will change your life. The better it gets, the better it gets. Let's look for "the better" in our lives this week. 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Scaredy Cat

A Course In Miracles talks about the fear of the will of God as being one of the strangest notions that we hold. Somehow if we follow God's plan for our lives we won't get want we want. We might end up like Mother Teresa or some poor Monk who has taken a vow of poverty - that somehow we won't get our heart's desire. Unfortunately, that powerful guidance has been co-opted by religion and everything we think God is - judgmental and vengeful. What ever happened to the notion of a loving God? Thank goodness we have a guidance system that tells us better - that has driven us toward spirituality and the notion that we are all God, sharing the Universal force of love that makes us all one. It's like that joke about the two waves on the ocean. One wave says to the other, have you heard about this thing called the ocean that everyone's been talking about?"

The will of God is our higher selves plan for our lives. We have no greater joy than when we are following that plan. That's why Abraham says, "Nothing is more important than that you feel good," because that's when our higher selves, our guidance system is engaged. Don't fear it, it doesn't come from some outside strange entity. It comes from our higher self. Remember, we are spiritual beings living a physical existence. It is our own wisdom and we can trust it. Learn to trust your intuition and follow that path that brings you the most joy and you will be directed. As Howard Therman says, "Ask for what makes you come alive and do that." 

Monday, June 20, 2011

Do Unto Others...

If you're feeling particularly stuck or in a rut or just plain blasé, the antidote is giving. It can be a simple gesture - a smile, holding the door open for someone, letting a car in in traffic instead of speeding up and then cussing them out for "cutting you off." Extend yourself just a little bit today - a kind word to someone can often do more for you. We are all one and as the bible reminds us - and I paraphrase here - the least we do to another we do to ourselves. The energy of kindness and compassion carries with it strong vibrational attraction for good. Your return on investment is high here. Beat the Monday blahs by extending yourself where opportunity presents itself. It will make a difference in your day and will send a ripple effect that contributes to wellbeing. Simple acts of kindness, they are profound.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

One by One, Thought by Thought

We are all one. There's no denying it. Quantum physicists will tell you about the field - God, Source, The Universe - that responds to, not only everything we do but from everything we think. You've all had that experience of thinking about someone and then they call. Spiritual teachers will tell you that we are spiritual beings living a physical experience and that we are all connected at the level of source - much like the waves upon the ocean - we are all the ocean. Everything you do or think not only effects you but also effects your world. For some fascinating research read Lynne McTaggart's The Field or the Intention Experiment.

The most important thing you can do today is to find your own peace, which will naturally radiate to others. Let go of the buzz, the chatter, the voice of dissent in your own head. Change the internal racket, change the story that has you stuck in living out the same patterns. As the masters have said, 'We are the architects of our own fate,' begin by changing one simple thought about yourself today and then watch as a new path begins to unfurl.

Enjoy this video, which is a perfect example of people connecting at the level of the heart through music.

Friday, June 17, 2011

I've Been Thinking...

"There is no more self-contradictory concept than that of "idle thoughts." What gives rise to the perception of a whole world can hardly be called idle.  Every thought you have contributes to truth or to illusion; either it extends the truth or multiplies illusions . . . There are no idle thoughts. All thinking produces form at some level." -A Course in Miracles

The laws of the Universe or of creation are as indiscriminate and powerful as the laws of physics. They don't care who you are, they just work. Gravity doesn't discriminate, it applies to everyone. Every thought you think, every emotion you give power to and dwell upon has power. The good news is that you can change the course of your life in an instant. Don't like your life or the circumstances you've created? - Change your thoughts. Start by concentrating on things that make you happy and feel good. We have thousands of thoughts each day - it's just the ones that we focus on, make a story out of and give power to that become habitual ways of thinking. Feel your way into a better feeling thought by focusing on what's going right, what's working and imagining your dreams as being true right now. It takes a lot of work to lead an effortless life, in the beginning, because you are training your mind. It gets easier because you become more mindful and because it starts to feel better. Release the mind chatter and the underlying thoughts that make you feel bad - the little day to day annoyances - and choose a better feeling thought right now. It will change your life.