Rekindling The Spirit of Love in Christmas

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The true meaning of the holidays is one of joy, love, peace, and happiness. Cultivate a child-like awe and appreciation and have a joyous holiday!  Here’s a call to shift gears and reclaim what should be a time of appreciation, excitement, joy, and peace. Make up your mind that this is going to be your happiest holiday season ever. Your decision to emphasize the positive can reclaim a season that is supposed to bring out the best in us, rather than becoming a stressful time. The truth is that this time of year offers us a wonderful opportunity to rekindle the spirit of love and living life to the fullest.  Here are a few tips to remind yourself.

  • I’ll let the holidays flow, rather than trying to make them fit into a fixed schedule.
  • I’ll remember that people are more important than things.
  • I’ll relax my expectations for myself and others this year.
  • I’m going to live in the present moment and enjoy each activity for itself instead of always thinking about what is ahead of me.
  • I’m going to approach the holidays with a sense of joyful anticipation and wonder, just like I did when I was a child.

This life is a miracle, each and every particle of it, and the holiday season is a celebration of the miraculousness of it all.  Merry Christmas from my home to yours……. Share the joy of the love that fills your heart.

Look A Little Closer

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We all get caught up in our lives, glancing quickly at people, situations, opportunities and even ourselves skipping along on our path.  If we can find a way to take the time, and look a little closer, we might develop a better understanding our ourselves, the world we are living in and the people that surround us.  Instead of jumping to conclusions or making assumptions about what you see, look a little closer.  Assume nothing, be courageous enough to ask.  It’s easy to assume, and with this mindset,  we learn nothing new.  As you begin to look closer, you will find that your curiosity will become  hungry and you will want to dig a little deeper, learn more, wonder more and appreciate more.  This simple intention to look closer expands our minds, opens our hearts and makes life so much richer.  See how I changed my life, read my story, simply click on the image…
      

Rampage of Appreciation

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Developing an appreciative state of mind is a powerful way to boost your vibration and the beginning of allowing more abundance into your life.  One of my favorite methods is one that it is highly recommended by Jerry and Esther Hicks called “Rampage of Appreciation”.  I like to use this method when I feel myself falling into a slump, the why me feeling.  Basically you start picking out things in your immediate surroundings to appreciate.  In doing so the first thing that begins to happen is your mind shifts from, what I call the dirty thinking”, essentially thoughts that don’t serve you to thoughts of appreciation.  Here are a few examples:  “That’s a lovely coat she’s wearing, I had such great service at dinner last night, I am so blessed to be able to come home and have a few moments to relax, I am truly lucky, I have a car, a home, family”.   The more you focus on appreciating various things around you, the more things you will notice to appreciate; and the negative things will fade away.  This is a wonderful habit to cultivate and when you shift from negative to positive you will even notice your energy level increasing.  What about the really dark days though when you just can’t seem to pull yourself out of that slump?  These are some things I do when I got a real bad case of the blues:

  1. Solitude – I like to be by myself, put on some meditational music and simply close my eyes and concentrate on my breath.  It relaxes me and allows me to let go of the anxiety, anger, fear or whatever it is that has created this turmoil for me.  The breathing will clear your mind, relax your muscles and fill you with vitality.  Breath is life!  Breathe deeply and feel appreciation for being alive.
  2. Yoga/Stretching – Just some simple restorative yoga stretches will distract your mind and allow your body to release any tension it may hold.  As you stretch, feel your entire torso lengthening and loosening.  Appreciate the flexibility and resiliency of your body.
  3. Accept What Is – We all have situations and conditions in our lives that we don’t have control over and certainly don’t appreciate, but we do  have some that you can appreciate.  Pick one thing you love and appreciate and focus your thoughts there.  Is it your spouse, sibling, pet, neighbor?  What makes you feel good when you think about it?  Focus your energy there and allow the joy to embody you.
  4. Affirm That Better Things Are Coming – When you are dealing with a situation that feels unchangeable, know that is anything but true.  With a simple shift in your attitude you can change everything.  Rather than spending your time affirming what is bad, start affirming what is good.  Something that you are looking forward to, a birthday, a dinner party, shopping spree, anything but the fact that you have a situation there is not a solution to at the present moment.  It will resolve itself one way or another, so there is no need to make yourself miserable over it.

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So on those dreary days, pull out your tools and create that appreciative state of mind and simply enjoy your day.

States Of Pure Love….

     “There is a difference between feeling gratitude and appreciation for something, and feeling attachment to something.  Appreciation and gratitude are states of pure love, while attachment contains fear – fear of losing or not having what you are attached to.  When it comes to something you want in your life, appreciation and gratitude attracts, and attachment pushes away.  If you are feeling afraid that you will not get what you want, or losing what you have,  then you have attachment.  To remove the attachment, keep shifting yourself into a state of appreciation and gratitude, until you can feel that the fear has gone.” ~ Rhonda Byrne

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Gratitude Can Change Your Life……

     Do you ever feel overpowered by negative emotions? Perhaps you get hindered by anxiety, nervousness, stress, or disappointment on account of the numerous things that continue happening for you. Furthermore, the more you feel that way, it appears like the more regrettable things get in your life.  The longer you stay stuck in those negative emotions, the more you appear to pull in things that keep you feeling that way!  There is a simple approach to turn the tide in a more positive direction, and its simple….. begin feeling appreciative as frequently as possible.  Numerous  educators empower others daily by teaching us to concentrate on appreciation and thankfulness, and there is a justifiable reason; it improves how you feel, and as you start to think more positive and with gratitude, you will start pulling in more goodness into your life.   Appreciation can change your life and it only requires that you work on it Daily.  In the event that you spend a couple of minutes sporadically feeling thankful, its not going to work exceptionally well for you. You truly need to spend a couple of minutes a day (consistently) concentrating on appreciation before you’ll truly begin to procure the positive advantages from it.  Be that as it may that is not generally simple to do, particularly on the off chance that you have a great deal of anxiety in your life, or in case you’re managing some staggering circumstances.  A good way to start  is to utilize some fun, simple appreciation practices that can rapidly occupy you from whatever is happening in your life and help you move into a thankful perspective.  Activities like these are tremendously useful on the grounds that they work GENTLY, as opposed to attempting to constrain you to feel thankful when you don’t. My book is available now, read my story and see how I changed my life by changing my thoughts $11.99, simply click on the image.

The Happiness Attitude Of Appreciation……

    An attitude of appreciation is destined for happiness. Live a life of thankfulness and appreciation in every minute. In addition to the fact that you should admire the greater stuff like your family, home, occupation, companions, and wellbeing, additionally the littler endowments like getting a decent arrangement on another pair of shoes, accepting a compliment, or actually getting a look of a lovely winged animal outside your window.  This is living with appreciation for every moment of your life…..

The Attitude That Can Change Everything…..

   In terms of feeling cheerful, your demeanor assumes an essential part. A negative demeanor keeps you concentrated on the negative side of your circumstance. You invest additional time pondering what you don’t have; the opportunities you passed up a great opportunity for, the horrible things that have transpired previously, and the dreadful things that may transpire later on.  On the other end of the range is the “Joy Attitude,” which is somewhat not quite the same as an insignificant inspirational state of mind! An inspirational demeanor is positively a decent place to begin in light of the fact that it helps you to feel better and think all the more decidedly by and large, however the Happiness Attitude likewise incorporates a solid choice to carry on with your life from a center of joy and euphoria – which can hoist your mentality to an entire new level!  Live with Appreciation, Optimism, Confidence, Trust, Flexibility and Balance.  Stay tuned…….  See how I changed my life, read my story, simply click on the image…

     

No Need To Hurry……

  Do you ever feel like you need to hurry up and get somewhere else?   Like you need to change this or that situation  in your life because you’ll be happier once you do?  Keep reminding yourself today that there is no need to hurry.  It’s okay to strive for something better, but also be willing to take your time getting there.  Enjoy the journey.  Take time to smell the roses, here, where you are right now.  It’s all good. “The Power Of Now“, by Eckhart Tolle is a great book about living in the present moment

A Magical Golden Key

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The Teachings of Pema Chodron:  To Be Satisfied In The Present Moment

BEING satisfied with what we already have is a magical golden key to being alive in a full, unrestricted, and inspired way. One of the major obstacles to what is traditionally called enlightenment is resentment, feeling cheated, holding a grudge about who you are, where you are, what you are. This is why we talk so much about making friends with ourselves, because, for some reason or other, we don’t feel that kind of satisfaction in a full and complete way. Meditation is a process of lightening up, of trusting the basic goodness of what we have and who we are, and of realizing that any wisdom that exists, exists in what we already have. Our wisdom is all mixed up with what we call our neurosis. Our brilliance, our juiciness, our spiciness, is all mixed up with our craziness and our confusion, and therefore it doesn’t do any good to try to get rid of our so-called negative aspects, because in that process we also get rid of our basic wonderfulness. We can lead our life so as to become more awake to who we are and what we’re doing rather than trying to improve or change or get rid of who we are or what we’re doing. The key is to wake up, to become more alert, more inquisitive and curious about ourselves.

In closing, remember Joy is the Simplest form of Gratitude and we have the ability to show our gratitude by appreciating everything we have in this moment.  Below is some work of Pema Chodron to help you in your Journey and inspirational jewelry, simply click on the image and explore.  Enjoy your Journey and remember to Smile your day will be Brighter… Darlene ♥


Pandora Love & Appreciation
Joy Is The Simplest Form of Gratitude
Gratitude Affirmation Necklace