Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Receive Your Good

Last week I wrote about ways to replace a negative approach to life with a positive one, thus raising our vibrational energy to attract an abundance of the good we want to experience. Once we raise this vibrational level, our good will come. It sounds great. But go a step further. How much are you willing or able to accept? Yes, there are those who do the abundance work well, but then unknowingly block their good, and wonder why the process isn't working. They say to the Universe, "I really want this, but I can't receive it."

Some people receive as freely as they give, but others sadly find a strange discomfort in receiving. They sense a blockage inside, but have no clue about where it's coming from. There is much in our subconscious of which we are not aware. We're taught as children that giving is good, but receiving is selfish, we're not deserving, we could never reach lofty goals, etc. We may also be holding onto resentment or limiting attachments toward people or experiences in the past or present. Any of these produce negative energy and can inhibit our ability to receive what the Universe is waiting to give us.

Desire and want are steps in acquiring abundance, but an important part of receiving them is through our gift of forgiveness and release. As we forgive and release those old negative beliefs, attitudes, people and experiences, we make room for the new.

A few years ago at my job, there was conflict between my supervisor and myself. As much as I tried, she was constantly on my back about something. And I resented her. Then I tried forgiveness and release. I pictured her in my mind and said, "I forgive you, I bless you, and I release you to your highest good." I did this several times each day for about a month, and I gradually felt our relationship change. I stayed at that job for several more years, and the peace and fulfillment I wanted in my work manifested.

Do what is yours to do as you are guided. You are a wonderful, precious child of the Universe, so open the gates and freely welcome the sunshine in. It may be brighter than you ever imagined. And while you're at it, throw some around to someone else. You have an infinite supply.

I wish you much sunshine in your life.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Choose Abundance

Expect your every need to be met. Expect the answer to every problem. Expect abundance on every level. Eileen Caddy

We humans have unimaginable power of which most of us are totally unaware. We go through life picking up crumbs everyday thinking that's all we'll ever have. But this isn't true. Life can be abundant with love, harmony, health, good relationships, rewarding work, financial security, whatever goodness our heart desires. But it takes daily time and attention to work.

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into. Wayne Dyer

The Universe functions on energy vibrations, and whatever becomes manifest depends upon those vibrations. If we function on a negative vibration, then the Universe will answer in kind. We block our good with negative thinking. But if we rise to a positive vibration level with positive thinking, the Universe will answer that in kind. Our good is already there. We just need to tune into the right vibration and claim it.

A desire begins in the mind, but it must move to the heart to manifest.
1. Write a letter to the Universe asking for what you want, and declare your intent to have it. Do this everyday. Writing down your thoughts uses different areas of the brain and gives your desire more energy.
2. Now feel your desire and intention in your heart. Make it your heart's desire, and imagine that you already have it.
3. Don't get caught up in where, when or how it will manifest. You don't need to know this. Let the Universe do it.
4. Tune into a state of allowing it to happen instead of forcing it into manifestation.
5. Expect your good, and record each instance when something you want comes into your life, even in a small way. And express gratitude everyday. Abundance gradually unfolds as your positive energy gradually increases. Be patient.

Life is meant to be precious and abundant, but we can't experience it that way moving from one day to the next wondering when and if things will ever change. Yes, life involves challenges and difficult times, but with a positive attitude something good can come out of each experience.

When things happen, and you don't know what to do, then do what you know, and stay with your intention to keep your energy positive. If you slip back, it's okay. Stay vigilant, start over and keep going. Love your life, and love your efforts to make it better.

Many people make new year's resolutions. I made just one this year: Do what is mine to do, and make this year better than the last one. What's your resolution?

Reach out. It's yours.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

It's About Energy

The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy. Florence Shinn

Everything in the universe is energy. We think about energy, but we seldom view the use of our human energy as having much effect on anything. Yet we are powerful beings with the ability to produce harmony or chaos. Every thought we think and every word we utter produces an action or response within ourselves, in our environment and beyond.

When I first began work in the mental health field, I worked on an inpatient unit in a large hospital in Las Vegas. Each day at 3pm during shift change, the staff walked slowly through the halls and quietly projected thoughts and words of love and peace into each room. Then whenever staff from another unit came on our unit, they always remarked about how peaceful it felt there, especially for a mental health area. And we smiled. We knew the power of thoughts and words, and we used them for good.

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. Buddha

Have you ever walked into a room where harsh words had been spoken and felt the negative energy in the air? Did this energy tend to bring you down? Yes, we are powerful beings, and the energy we project can influence others. Our thoughts and words can produce our own illness and they can produce a sick world. Look around. What do you see? This is the world we have produced.

The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking. Albert Einstein

How are you influencing your world? Do your thoughts and words have a positive influence on your own wellbeing and on the lives of those around you? Is there something you would like to change, inside yourself or in your world? These are questions that need to be answered with some inner soul-searching. You can monitor your thinking about your own inner health, and watch what information you take in from your environment and what you project into it. Thoughts of love, peace and kindness are as contagious as those that have the power to destroy. Choose those that uplift, and the Universe will answer in kind.

Individually, each of us is responsible for what we think and say. Collectively, we can change the world.

I wish you peace and love in your changing world.


Thursday, January 6, 2011

True To You

A true knowledge of ourselves is knowledge of our power. Mark Rutherford

Every January 1st we receive a gift. It's a whole new year to mold and shape into a better year than the last one. What a gift. What an opportunity and responsibility. What do you plan to do with it? Do you hear little negative messages in your head already telling you what you can and can't do? We all live with guidelines, but those messages can prevent you from manifesting your true self.

It's wise to take a look at what you want to manifest in your life, and what may be holding you back or setting you on the wrong path. A good place to begin is making a vision board. Approach it realistically, but with a "sky's the limit" attitude. No, you probably won't be the next astronaut or sing with the symphony if you don't have a voice, but you can have, do and be much more than you ever envisioned. So go for it.

1. Sit quietly and let your mind wander. Allow your wishes to manifest in your mind. The question is not "What can I have?" The question is "What does the real me want?"
2. Now listen to the negative messages in your head that will say you can't, you're not deserving, you don't have the resources, you'll never make it, etc.
3. Firmly confront those messages as the lies they are, and allow them to pass through and leave.
4. You know gut level who and what you are, in spite of any contradiction. So now be true to yourself, and calmly replace the lies with the truth of your being. I am--I am--I am.
5 Now you're ready to transfer your desires to the vision board. Get a piece of poster board and attach pictures from magazines etc relating to your visions. Allow everything on the board to reflect who you are, not what someone else thinks you should be. Have fun with this. It will increase your motivation and self-confidence.

I have a vision board on my bedroom wall, and each time I achieve something, I stick a smiley face on the picture and display my own big smile. The first thing I achieved was finding some wild salmon at a reasonable price three days after I put a picture of salmon on the board. Now that really gave me hope for the future.

Every year you're given the same opportunity to live your life being true to yourself. Is that what you always do, or are you listening to those constricting messages in your head? Granted, there may be circumstances that prevent you from doing everything you want, but look at those circumstances as something to help you gain a better understanding of who you are, and work on expressing more of your true self.

Give yourself permission to do what you want with your life, and live it.

I wish you happy authentic expression.