The shape and quantity of your thoughts determine the amount of resistance. Thoughts that generate bad feelings are resistant thoughts. Any thought that puts a barrier between what you like to have and your ability to attract it into your life is resistance. Your intention is to live a tranquil life, free from stress and anxiety. Stressful thoughts are a form of resistance, we keep the suffering alive by holding onto the thoughts. Begin a practice of removing thoughts of resistance by becoming aware of them. When you notice that you are obsessing or holding onto thoughts that create suffering, shift your energy. Get out a book and get your thoughts preoccupied. I personally find that music will easily shift my energy and thoughts to more peaceful and joyous thoughts. I also use affirmations to drowned out the noise in my head. One of my favorites is “this is not happening now, I am only thinking it.” Think about that. We allow our thoughts to take us to a place of the unknown, we are just assuming this or that will take place. One of the greatest books on changing your thoughts and shifting your energy I have read is by Wayne Dyer, “The Power of Intention”. I hope that you found this helpful. Keeping You Empowered! See how I changed my life, read my story. CLICK HERE LEARN MORE ABOUT MY BOOK. Sign up for my newsletter and learn to look at the world differently. http://eepurl.com/biYm2D
Failing is a judgment that we humans place on a given action. Rather than judgment, substitute this attitude: You cannot fail, you can only produce results. Then the most important question to ask yourself is, “What do you do with the results you produce?” It is better to jump in and experience life than to stand on the sidelines fearing that something might go wrong. Some 2,300 or so years ago, the great spiritual master Patanjali offered the kind of advice that resonated with me. He said, “When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds, your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world.” So, when we step back and examine our limiting belief, we can recognize that nothing can stand in our way of our goals and dreams but us. By remembering that fear is the acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real, we can step past it and become who and what we want to be. The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do. Embrace faith and fear will withdraw from our lives. See how I changed my life, read my story. CLICK HERE LEARN MORE ABOUT MY BOOK.
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.
Ever hear the saying “change the way you look at things and things you look at change”? This quote carries so much truth and I want to share with you how knowing this and practicing it can change your life. Throughout our lifetime, we will make mistakes. We’ll accidentally take the wrong turn, maybe say the wrong thing or do something we weren’t supposed to. Mistakes are a part of life. No one is perfect and everybody makes them. But sometimes we dwell on these mistakes. We let them control our thoughts and perceptions of who we are. We let them define our worthiness and we feel like failures. Mistakes do not define who we are. If we change the way we think about our mistakes, they can actually help us in our self-growth and change our lives. Let’s start thinking about our mistakes as lessons. Not lessons that put us down or make us feel bad about ourselves, but a lesson to see how we can improve upon our life or what we can learn to become better human beings during our time on earth. It’s good to be constantly growing, so our mistakes, no matter how big or small, can help us do this. I want you to start thinking of these as positive experiences. In any situation where you feel you made a mistake, think about what you can learn about it and change for next time. That thought right there is a move forward in life; a personal growth step. We cannot succeed in life without failing a little bit first. We have to keep trying until we make it. So when we start thinking of our failures as small successes in the right direction of where we want to be, our outlook on life changes. We become more confident and positive things constantly begin to take place. We are in charge of creating our own happiness. So the sooner we start looking at things in a positive way the sooner we can be glowing with happiness. Please don’t hold on to past mistakes. Take a second, learn from the lesson, smile and go forward. Life is a continuous chance to learn and make progress. And that is what makes it fun! Forgive yourself and others, but don’t forget. Learn from your mistakes, but don’t regret. Your mindset is at the heart of your success. Keeping You Empowered…. Darlene
If you have been following my work for sometime, you know how much I admire the work of Wayne Dyer. I just recently started studying his work on “Living the Wisdom of the Tao”. The Tao (pronounced Dao) means the way, the path, it is an active and holistic practice of the natural order of Nature and its universal awakening. I wanted to touch on the fact that we live in a celebrity obsessed world and how the lesson of Obscurity needs to be shared. We live in a world where people need to constantly be noticed, everything is being done to be noticed. “Notice Me, Notice Me, Notice Me”. Verse 36 of “The Tao Te Ching” states:
The lesson here is called the wisdom of obscurity. The gentle outlasts the strong. The obscure outlasts the obvious.
Do you have the capacity to get passed that need of “Notice Me”? Can you seek out obscurity by suppressing any desires for attention or recognition for the things you do? True nobility is being better than you use to be. A willingness to do good things anonymously and the desire to continue to grow and share your wisdom and help others recognize that to be obscure is the way to true peace and happiness. Become less obsessed with your importance, simply share and give. “The Tao does nothing and leaves nothing undone”. Stay humble and allow everything to come to you, live free and trust your source. “Why is the sea a king of 100 streams? Because it lies below them”.
That which shrinks Must first expand.
That which fails Must first be strong.
That which is cast down Must first be raised.
Before receiving There must be giving.
This is called perception of the nature of things.
Soft and weak overcome hard and strong.
– Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu
I was reading teachings of Dr. Wayne Dyer on “Manifesting our Reality”. I felt the topic was a good one for the close of the end of the year. With the beginning of a new year upon us, reflection of the past year has the tendency to consume our state of minds. Rather than beginning the New Year making resolutions that put your focus in the future, practice discovering the eternal purpose within yourself. Be present and take one day at a time. Don’t let your past affect you from connecting with your Eternal Spirit. Mistakes are learning experiences which help to shape us into the people we are today. As we grow into being better than we were yesterday, each day we become more connected with our eternal spirit. Read Wayne’s message on Manifesting……..
The first step to learning to manifest your reality is you must create a new concept of yourself: as an infinite spiritual being having a temporary human experience. The I that I use to describe myself is not so obsessed that he insists in staying in one body. In fact, that I that is me finally recognizes that ancient spiritual truth spoken by Divine masters since antiquity: None of us are really doing anything, rather we (our bodies) are merely being done. This I that you use to describe yourself isn’t the physical form that you occupy and take with you everywhere. The I is your higher self, changeless and real. You become what you think about. If you think about giving, as God does, the Universe will provide. If you think about things being taken away, then that’s what you’ll attract. If you want to manifest your dreams, you must become a master at monitoring the thoughts and feelings you are aligning yourself with. Your thoughts and feelings become your reality, so become adept at observing the thoughts and feelings you are creating for yourself. Do not let your imagination be restricted to the current conditions of your life, or what I call “being obsessed with what is.” Keep reminding yourself that everything that you’ve believed has gotten you to precisely the point where you are now. This is a rather persistent theme in my work, so it bears repeating here: if you want to elevate your life and become a manifester, then you have to change what you’ve believed to be true about yourself that has landed you where you are. The sentiments of This is reality, This is just the way things are, There is nothing that I can do to change what is, and the like are pernicious thoughts that will taint and defile your great gift of I am that I am, which is your Divine inheritance from your creator. The words of all the great spiritual teachers encourage us to see ourselves as unlimited and to know that even the least among us has the divine power of God available at every moment of our lives. I know that you, if you practice studiously, can begin to manifest for yourself virtually anything that you are capable of conceiving in your mind. You must unplug from your conditioning and know in that private space behind your eyes that you can and will take on the challenge of manifesting your destiny. It is my belief that you are never given the power to dream without the equivalent power to manifest that dream and make it your physical reality. -Wayne
Manifest your destiny starting with your thoughts. Once you give away the focus of needing and think of yourself as consciousness, you’ll get closer to your higher self. Convert your energy to your thought of love and gratitude for each present moment. Manifestation is the result.
Affirm with me…. “Happiness is a choice. Peace is a state of mind. Both are free!”
― Amy Leigh Mercree
Oneness with our Source is achieved by becoming like it, and its essence is giving and sharing. Therefore, in order to know our purpose and heed our ultimate call to inspiration, we must also become a being who’s more focused on sharing than receiving. This Universe works on the Law of Attraction – so the more we shift the focus from our desires to wanting more for others, the richer we become. When we tell the Universe to “Gimme, gimme, gimme,” it responds in like fashion, and we find ourselves feeling put upon and out of balance. But when we ask the Universe, “How may I share?” it will ask, “How may I share with you? You are a being of sharing, and I return the same energy back to you.” Now this may at first seem absurd, particularly if we’ve been raised on an ego consciousness that’s stressed the need to “look out for number one,” and “get what I can before someone else does.” But I assure you that when we make the transformation to a being of sharing, the question of how to become inspired will disappear. So whenever we find ourselves “wanting more,” the solution is to do more for society, for humanity, or for the environment. Any act of sharing as a response to our wants leads to feeling inspired. The fact is, it just plain feels good to do something for others. Understand that this isn’t necessarily about giving our possessions or money away; rather, it’s about living in the same vibrational energy as our Source and attracting that energy and offering the love we feel for all of life, first in our thoughts and then in our actions…and that’s how we make a connection to inspiration. This is because we’ve become one with our Source in thought and then action, or as Goethe put it so perfectly, “[W]e still possess the greatest of all freedoms, the power of developing our innermost selves in harmony with the moral order of the Universe, and so winning peace at heart.” A being of sharing frequently thinks in those terms. When we contemplate our Creator, we realize that God simply gives and imparts without demanding anything in return. We aren’t required to give to, pay homage to, or do anything for God. It’s our demands that distance us from feeling inspired – so we need to let go of them and extend ourselves in an attitude of sharing. I speak here of an inner transformation in which extending love outward is our predominant disposition. This can take the form of a silent blessing toward someone we might have previously judged, a loving greeting, a kind remark, or a thought wishing the highest good for all concerned. As simple as it sounds, this is the ultimate impetus for feeling inspired. -Wayne Dyer 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.
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Heaven should not be thought of as a place you’ll ultimately arrive at once you leave this earthly existence. Rather, it seems to me, that you’d want to experience Heaven right here on Earth. Earth itself is crammed with Heaven. But do you see Heaven in your daily life? Do you feel as if you’re in a Heavenly world? If the answer is no, then you’re out of balance. You’ve probably made your physical world the primary focus of your life, with little or no attention given to the Heavenly part of your earthly existence. When you place the larger part of your life energy on the material world, you are generally in a continual state of worry about your “stuff,” and you feel like you never get ahead in the game of life. Virtually all of your mental energy is focused on what you have and don’t have. You assess your worth based on such material issues as what kind of automobile you drive or how fashionably you’re dressed. You may even feel inferior because other people have more stuff! This imbalance between spiritual and material world usually means that indebtedness is a way of life. When you’re out of balance, with life heavily weighted down on the material side of the scale, you pay a hefty price. The most serious consequence is that you see yourself in a false manner. Your true essence is spiritual, rather than physical, but you’re unable to recognize this. Your infinite self is never born and never dies. When you tip the balance scales in favor of the material world, you’re identifying with an unstable ally that’s forever changing. Your body, your possessions, your achievements and your finances are all ephemeral. Heaven is a state of mind, not a location, since Spirit is everywhere and in everything. You can begin equalizing your material and spiritual life by making a conscious decision to look for the unfolding of Spirit in everything and everyone you encounter. I personally do this by making an effort to look upon my world as if I were observing it through lenses that filter out the form and all of the material aspects of what I’m seeing, and I can only view the spiritual energy that allows what I’m noticing to exist. Try putting on these imaginary magical lenses and see how different everything appears. -Wayne