Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Glorious Partner!

The Universe is bending over backwards to give us our hearts desire! Everything we desire is available to us if we stop interfering with our good. A Course In Miracles describes miracles as an "undoing" of a thought system based in fear. As we are diligent in minding our mind, mood and attitudes, as my friend Jacob would say, and really question and change our disturbing beliefs, we make room for miracles in our lives. Happiness is an inside job and it takes so little to incite the awesome poweer of this Universe that will bend over backwards to give you your hearts desire!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ease Into the Effect

When you've corrected your beliefs and aligned your thoughts with joy, let go of the expectations you have for your day, week, life. By doing all the ground work you've set the course for providence to move in and bring you things and circumstances that you could have never planned for. Let go of the stress that comes with micro-managing your life and subscribe to the unmitigated joy that comes as a result of the important work you've done in lining up your thoughts with your good. Take it from our friend Goethe who says, "...the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”

Friday, June 22, 2012

Choose Love!

Extend kindness to someone today. It will make you feel fantastic and it will instantly pull you from any disturbing self-centered thoughts or feelings you might be mired in. We are so intricately connected that you cannot do something to another without feeling the positive effects. "Thoughts do not leave their source," as A Course In Miracles tells us. What we think, what we do - good or bad is done unto us. There is so much good in this world, though the media seldom focus' on it. Let's focus on it. Let's extend kindness in thought and deed. Let's send a viral vibration into the world that rocks it to it's core. We are powerful beyond measure!

Here are some pictures of Christians at a Gay Pride Parade. The more we choose love over fear the more love will proliferate! Choose love today and watch how great it feels.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I believe there's a quote from the book, Power of Full Engagement that says, "Money may not bring you happiness, but happiness may bring you money." Again it talks about our consciousness and energy and how everything in our lives is a reflection of our consciousness. If you don't like a situation in your life, go within. It's the quickest path to resolution. Faulty problem solving is when we try to manage, manipulate and control events from outside ourselves. Go within, manage the inner landscape of your mind, the seat of creation. You will find the life that you seek there.

We are powerful beyond measure and that's the best news of all!

"If the only prayer you say in your entire life is thank you, that would be enough." - Meister Eckhart

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mind Your Thoughts!

Compare and despair! It's he fastest road to unhappiness there is. Looking outside ourselves to what others have that we do not sets the stage for self-criticism. Happiness never comes from outside ourselves, but unhappiness sure does. Instead, go within to the seat of creation - consciousness. Don't reinforce bad habits of thought by trying to figure out how to get rid of them. Adopt new thoughts that make you feel good, are forward thinking and contain appreciation for the life that you love. Go toward that which you desire instead of trying to push away that which you don't. Train your mind to go in the direction of your dreams and you will surely have them.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Choose Happiness!

It's all what you choose to look at! Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads in this world!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Own Your Own Happiness!

What are you grateful for today? What will you be grateful for next week, next month, in six months? What thrills your heart and makes you come alive? Make lists. Focus on those things. Use your imagination to raise your vibration. That energy buzzes on a frequency that will attract like thoughts and situations - they invite their friends! Consciousness is everything. It attracts everything that we want and don't want. Elevate your consciousness by monitoring your thinking and by using your imagination. Neville Goodard encourages us to go to bed at night in the room we want to wake up in the morning. Focus on your good right now. Own your own happiness. Appreciate and revel in your good and your life will change. As Abraham says, "Happy where I am, eager for more!"

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Worry less, Imagine More!

"Begin with the end in mind." This is one of my favorite habits from Stephen Covey's "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People." Visualizing and imagining the end result of any goal, dream or aspiration that you desire puts you on the fast track to achieving it. Imagine how you would feel winning the award, completing the project, losing the weight. Throw yourself fully into the end and feel the satisfaction and pride and then go one step further and write a gratitude list, getting deep into the feeling of appreciation for your accomplishment and the journey. Worrying or complaining about what you don't have, being stuck and "how hard things are" only affirms struggle and guarantees a future much like your present. Set your imagination to the end point. Let your happy and satisfied emotions back your imagination and you have the recipe for a happy journey and dreams fulfilled.

Monday, June 11, 2012

What are you believing today?

I can't stress enough how little effort it takes to change your life by changing your story/beliefs. You will see it reflected back to you the minute you do. Start small - penguin steps to infinite possibilites. Think about the small steps that penguins take, as if they have their pants around their ankles, and yet they traverse Continents! Your participation will reap large compliance by a responsive Universe. In the sage words of our friend, Abraham, "A belief is nothing more than a chronic pattern of thought, and you have the ability—if you try even a little bit—to begin a new pattern, to tell a new story, to achieve a different vibration, to change your point of attraction." Lots can happen, today. Change your story and the words you consistently use to tell that story and your life will change. It has to, it is one of those sweet laws of the Universe.

Remember, your biography becomes your biology. I believe those were the wise words of Christiane Northrup. There is study after study to prove it. Lynne McTaggart has research to substantiate the claim that the stories we believe about our lives and the words we continue to use to back-up those stories, affect our biology. Our beliefs will even trump a path designated by our own DNA. People who were destined for certain diseases, according to their genetic map, didn't get them because they chose to believe a better story. The way we age even changes, as our beliefs about it change. Want to improve your life, change your beliefs. Beliefs aren't set in stone. They are just thoughts we keep on thinking and talking about. Not only do they set a course for our future, they can be disturbing elements in our present. Alter your story even a little bit and watch how quickly your life reflects back the change. It's astounding, in fact.

 I listened to a very talented, very smart friend of mine tell me about his congenital problems and how he is destined to a future that will surely rob him of his talent. Talk about a depressing thought and a downer of a harbinger! And yet, he spoke of it as if it were true, a fact, but why? Because the medical industry told him? It makes me think of Maya Angelou who told doctors, when they told her that her son might never walk again, "Thank you, but I've consulted a higher authority." And of course, her son ultimately walked out of that hospital. She didn't want to believe that story even if there were "facts" to prove it. We are spiritual beings living a physical experience. There is so much more of us that is spiritual, all-knowing and connected to a Source that can heal and deliver to us our hearts desire. Would you rather be "right or happy?" - As A Course In Miracles asks. Change your beliefs, even if they are rooted in fact, change your words, even if it's a little every day. I encouraged my friend to respond to inquiries about his health by saying, "I am healthy and strong and getting more so every day. I can feel my restoration back to vital health and I'm going to blow my doctors away." Let your words direct your life and watch your happiness factor grow beyond your wildest expectations.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Soothing Relief!

Think about what you're thinking about. If you're feeling upset for any reason you can be pretty certain that there's a thought lurking in your mind that is connected to a story that is not true. Byron Katie has us questioning our thoughts with four simple questions starting with, "Is that true?" We tend to hold on to thoughts until they are ingrained in our minds as truths that become beliefs. Change your story about those thoughts and you will instantly feel relief. Think about what you're thinking about so that you can get to the core of your upset. Feel the sweet emancipation and watch how instantly the world reflects back to you your changed perception.

We are meant to savor our present moments. Your future relies on your present moment for direction. Use your imagination and appreciation, an extension of kindness, laughter and joy to dictate your future. It brings to mind, Viktor Frankl who was free in his mind regardless of the fact that he was in a concentration camp. The facts remained what they were but the story he told about those facts had him free in his mind until he was actually freed. Let's practice telling better stories and then watch the delightful effects that follow.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Present Happiness, Future Joy!

Affirm. Believe. Relax. Receive - as my friend, Jacob encourages us to do. It seems like many people are looking for "what's next" in their lives. There's a wonderful new energy right now propelling us to our heart's desire. As Abraham would say, "Happy where I am, eager for more." The key is to be happy where you are in full appreciation. It doesn't mean that you have to stay there. We are ever evolving beings and if we watch our mind, mood and attitudes (another Jacob-ism) we will move happily into our joy.

Do not fall into habits of limitations or comparisons from the past. Appreciate your now while imagining your bright new future. Remember, you don't have to know the "how," that's not your job. Your job is to be mindful of your consciousness because that's where you have ultimate control and that's what moves mountains in order to propel you toward your happy future. It also makes your present moment uber-enjoyable! Mind your consciousness and the Universe will bend over backwards to bring you your heart's desire.

PS - My heartfelt thanks to my friend, Rachel whose constant encouragement has me posting again!

Monday, June 4, 2012


Neville Goodard talks about the power of imagination and how it creates our future. Lynne McTaggart will tell you that are thoughts constantly create whether we like it or not - she calls us "leaky buckets." Worry puts into action things we don't necessarily want. We are powerful creative beings living in an energetic interconnected and responsive Universe. Set your imagination in a positive direction today. It will bring you joy in your present and lay a fertile ground for your future dreams.

If it's a new home you seek, Neville will go on to tell you to "go to sleep in the house you want to wake up in." Imagine. He also advises us to rewrite any disturbing situations that might have happened during the day. Imagine. Create the life you want with your brilliant imagination, add appreciation - I have taken to writing future appreciation lists for the wonderful things that will happen in my future. Imagine. Your imagination and appreciation will be fun and will make you feel good as you move through the day. That combination, the trifecta of imagination, appreciation and joy is a powerful recipe for creating the life you desire.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Back by Popular Demand

Thanks to Greg Kimura, I will be back to posting more regularly here - shorter, sweeter and a parody of that which I post quite regularly on my Facebook page - Zan On Happiness. For those of you who subscribe to that page, forgive the redundancy. For those who do not subscribe to Facebook, hopefully this will be a welcome addition. Also, I will not send out an email every time I post. I will leave it to you to check-in more regularly. I will post two-three times a week. If you enjoy the posts, please feel free to comment, leave feedback and/or email me. And...bookmark me! I love the to keep the dialogue going because I still believe that nothing is more important than your personal joy. Life is responsive to us and our deliberate thoughts and this is the best news of all!

Here's my latest post. Enjoy: Consciousness animates matter. Our thoughts, not only direct our lives, but they usher in circumstances that are in accordance with those thoughts. I talk about it here all the time. No one has said it better than Albert Einstein in the following quote "Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not a philosophy. This is physics."