As this year comes to a close, I'd like to thank each and everyone of you for allowing me to share inspirational movies or quotes thur/out the year and to be a part of your life. It is my hope that in some small way, we've made a positive difference.
2008 has been filled with personal and professional challenges. Therefore, I hope you'll reach out to encourage those who may be going through difficult times. Sometimes a kind word at the right moment can change a life forever.
There are times when I need to remind myself that life can be complicated, but happiness is really pretty simple. Like everyone else, I have doubts, fears and disappointments in my life, and need to remember what's most important.
One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people live.
They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.
On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, "How was the trip?"
"It was great, Dad."
"Did you see how poor people live?" the father asked.
"Oh yeah," said the son.
So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?" asked the father.
The son answered, "I saw that we have one dog and they had four.
We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end.
We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.
We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight.
We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs.
We have walls around our property to protect us; they have friends to protect them."
The boy's father was speechless.
Then his son added, "Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we are."
Too many times, we forget what we have and concentrate on what we don't have. What is one person's worthless object is another person's prize possession. And what is a prized possession may pale in comparison to true wealth. It is all based on one's perspective.
Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for all the bounty we have instead of worrying about wanting more. Take joy and appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends!
Friends, abundance is there if we only notice it in our lives. Then slowly, we change our mindset from lack and limitation to unlimited.
"Take your attention from that which does not please you, put your attention upon that which DOES please you, and you will then change the momentum. If every morning for the next thirty days, you begin your day by saying:
I intend to see;
I want to see;
I expect to see,
no matter who I am working with,
no matter who I am talking with,
no matter where I am,
no matter what I am doing . . .
I intend to see that which I want to see, you will change the momentum of your life experience. And all things that now displease you will be gone from your experience and will be replaced by things that DO please you. It is absolute. It is the LAW." -- "The Law of Attraction, p 150
You cannot help but identify desire through the contrast that you live, it is the most natural part of your experience. Determination happens constantly within you.
And when you do as so many of you have so clearly offered to us today the things you have gathered here and otherwise, when you try to reach for that center place, when you relax and breath and allow Who You Really Are to flow, when you play the game of allowing your Inner Being to come to the party, then you are beginning the deliberate art of allowing.
There is nothing you will ever do that will be more satisfying.
We see you take computer classes. We see you take driving lessons. We see you take calculus assignments. We see you studiously devour information on any number of topics. But we promise you, there is no topic that even comes close to the payoff than learning the art of allowing.
TO ASSUME THE FEELING OF SATISFACTION IS TO CALL CONDITIONS INTO BEING WHICH WILL MIRROR SATISFACTION
Night after night you should assume the feeling of being, having and witnessing that which you seek to be, possess and see manifested.
Never go to sleep feeling discouraged or dissatisfied.
Never sleep in the consciousness of failure.
Your subconscious, whose natural state is sleep, sees you as you believe yourself to be, and whether it be good, bad, or indifferent, the subconscious will faithfully embody your belief. As you feel so do you impress her; and she, the perfect lover, gives form to these impressions and out pictures them as the children of her beloved.
"Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee," is the attitude of mind to adopt before dropping off to sleep. Disregard appearances and feel that things are as you wish them to be, for "He calleth things that are not seen as though they were, and the unseen becomes seen." To assume the feeling of satisfaction is to call conditions into being which will mirror satisfaction. "Signs follow, they do not precede." Proof that you are will follow the consciousness that you are; it will not precede it.
You are an eternal dreamer dreaming non-eternal dreams.
Your dreams take form as you assume the feeling of their reality.
Do not limit yourself to the past. Knowing that nothing is impossible to consciousness begin to imagine states beyond the experiences of the past. Whatever the mind of man can imagine man can realize. All objective (visible) states were first subjective (invisible) states, and you called them into visible states by assuming the feeling of their reality.
The creative process is first imagining and then believing the state imagined. Always imagine and expect the best.
The world cannot change until you change your conception of it. "As within so without." Nations as well as people are only what you believe them to be. No matter what the problem is, no matter where it is, no matter whom it concerns, you have no one to change but yourself, and you have neither opponent nor helper in bringing about the change within yourself. You have nothing to do but convince yourself of the truth of that which you desire to see manifested. As soon as you succeed in convincing yourself of the reality of the state sought, results follow to confirm your fixed belief. You never suggest to another the state which you desire to see him express; instead you convince yourself that he is already that which you desire him to be.
The dream you are living is your creation. It is your perception of reality that you can change at any time. You have the power to create Hell, and you have the power to create Heaven. Why not dream a different dream? Why not use your mind, your imagination, and your emotions to dream Heaven? -- Don Miguel Ruiz
When it comes to living, you have two options: you can use it to empower yourself, or you can use it to disempower yourself. There are no other choices. Every day you empower or disempower yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Every day you either empower or disempower yourself in your relationship to yourself, your relationships with others, professionally, financially ... you name it, the choice is always the same. One simple rule governs the entire empowerment process: Where you start is where you end up.
What you focus on is what you get. It's that simple. We all get caught in the race of continually destroying our present peace of mind for the sake of some goal in the future. What we're really doing, however, is teaching ourselves habits of discontent, fear, and anxiety that only breed more of the same.
When we think negative thoughts, we act them out and create reality in our inner image. Put psychologically, we act subconsciously in ways that end up fulfilling our fears. Put energetically, we draw to ourselves what we focus on. If we focus on our lacks, that's just what we get: more lack. Similarly, if we focus on ill health, we get more of it.
But if we focus on feeling that we have and are what we want, we invite what we want to come into our reality. We invite outer reality to match inner reality. We're on our way, all of us, together, into effortless freedom, power and abundance. Let's go! ~ Ingrid Bacci
You attract not what you want but what you are. -- Brian Tracy
WHAT YOU ARE, THAT ONLY CAN YOU SEE March 10, 2008 8:46 PM
Blessed are you when your mental comprehension has been enlarged by the removal of the trees of traditional wrong thinking, for only then will you know that all is consciousness and consciousness is all. You will know that any secondary cause is a tyrant, and if you believe in an outside power, you are fighting a losing battle.
Emerson once said, "Man surrounds himself with the true image of himself, as every spirit builds for itself a house beyond its house, a world beyond its world."
What you are, that only can you see. Therefore, build yourself a world as you would like it to be -- a world beyond the world now visible to you. The world you desire exists and will unfold itself in great proportions when you, all spirit, surround yourself with the true image of yourself as you would like to be. Think of your world as a canvas with the pictures painted there by the arrangement of your mind. Your I AMness (consciousness) has already arranged as many patterns for your canvas as there are people walking the earth. Turn to yourself and, claiming that your desire exists, feel yourself move right into its center. Then paint your canvas of consciousness. Everything is there at your disposal. Its reality is up to you and the intensity of your desire. Always look to self, for your consciousness is the sole cause of the phenomena of your individual life.
"Ask yourself, what am I doing in this moment, with my vortex, to allow this world to be?"
You may say "Well I'm beating the drum of what's wrong, so I've got my gate closed", so I'm helping not at all, and that's why I feel so miserable, and that's why I need them to stop doing what they are doing so I can feel better..."
or you can say.. "Im in control of my gate, and I have seen the vision, and I know what life can be, and I knew who I was born to be, and I know what I have to do, and I know how to turn in the stream, and I don't like what their doing but that's besides the point, and I like what's going on over here, this is what I will give my undivided attention too. These are the songs I will sing, these are the paintings I will paint, this is the drum I will beat, this is what I will teach my children!
" The sooner that you decide to stop 'paying the price' the sooner that success will come to you! .....there's something that goes like this-
' If I am going to have any gain, I have to have some pain. And if I don't pay the price, the rewards won't be that great.'
And do you know who wrote those rules? THOSE WHO NEEDED YOU TO WORK FOR THEM! The Universe has never said that you need to struggle, because the Universe operates on Law of Attraction, and the Universe knows it can yield to you and WILL, eternally, precisely
as you FEEL.
The Universe is answering your MOOD- it is that simple!"
Quick tips for a powerful and abundant life February 10, 2008 7:20 PM
Quick tips for a powerful and abundant life
While remembering the Power of Your Own Thinking, and beginning the process of taking charge of your life is a more time consuming process, there are a few things you can do RIGHT NOW, to make yourself feel better, and get you on the road toward reaching the potential you have lying within you. Here are some tips to start with today: 1. Play more games with your children and/or friends. You are never to old to play games! 2. Meditate, spent some time in silence every day! 3. Watch only TV-shows that are really your favorite, and make you feel better, while watching them. 4. Make time each day to move. Exercise, be active, practice yoga, whatever you like, but get moving. 5. Set your intend each night for the next day. 6. Forgive everyone for everything. 7. Life in the present only. 8. Don't save things for special occasion, every day is a special occasion worth celebrating 9. Remember to be grateful for everything. 10. Smile allot. 11. Concentrate only on what you want, drop everything you do not want. 12. Accept others as they are right now. You can't change them anyway. 13. Enjoy every bite of food you put into your mouth. Savor it! http://www.create-your-life-dreams.com/id14.html
You have been blessed with three minds the first is your Conscious Mind, which is your body and it carries you through this period you call your life. God has blessed you with a free will and you can think and create, no other of God's creatures can create. The Conscious Mind can be characterized by voluntary awareness. When you are not sleeping, you are aware. When you are awake, you have the capacity to be aware. The fact that you are aware is confirmation that your Conscious Mind is dominant and in control. The Conscious Mind is the gatekeeper to the giant Subconscious Mind. God gave us a Conscious Mind so that we could decide which of God's miracles are for us.
Yet, so many of us do not believe they are worthy of miracles.
What are these miracles?
* The miracle of love; to share in god's love, and love for all humanity * The miracle of faith; to believe in our immortality * The miracle of wealth; to share in god's prosperity * The miracle of thought; to rise above all other creatures in this universe * The miracle of death; so that we may return to god from whence we came
All miracles start in your conscious mind and are directed to your subconscious mind of which its main function is to make into reality the commands put forth by our conscious mind. Take control of your thinking, for you are the director of your life.
Secondary you have a Subconscious Mind, also known as your Soul. Which is the storehouse of all the information in the Universe. You have access to all this information by simply asking for it. We do this by thought or by word. Our Subconscious Mind controls how we breathe, the actions of our head, the circulation of blood, digestion, all secretions and all excretions. It is the Subconscious Mind that carries on the work of assimilation while we sleep. It reveals God's presence in an actual realizable form. It warns of approaching danger. The Subconscious Mind carries out the best aspects given to it, providing your Conscious Mind does not intercept and change its course. The Subconscious Mind heals the body and keeps it in good health, it's directed to do so by you. Your Subconscious Mind is your soul, and this soul is infinite. Your Subconscious Mind is in direct contact with the Universal Superconscious Mind of God. Your Subconscious Mind is the creator, it will create into reality what ever the Conscious Mind commands and you control your Conscious Mind. You tell God what you desire, and God tells you HOW to get it. Even the Bible states: "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and the door shall be open to you." It's amazing that so few believe it and even fewer use it to their good.
Third we have access to the Universal Super-Conscious Mind of God. This is how God communicates with us every minute of everyday. The Universal Superconscious Mind is the force that rules the Universe, and it is within us. It has been called the Mind of God, Infinity, Creation or Universal Mind. The Universal Superconscious Mind is around and through you. It is the vital force of the Universe. You are a Creator, with the God-given power to use this vital force as you please, to make of it what you will.
To create and manifest your positive, healthy desires requires four steps:
1. The mental image of what you desire, this is the mold 2. Knowledge of your power so you can conscientiously draw to you all the vital forces you need 3. Faith in your creative power; faith to crystallize the vital force until it manifests for all to see 4. Convincing your Subconscious Mind through the Universal Superconscious Mind that you believe you have already received what you desire. If you desire a new car, get a picture of it, place it in front of you and visualize it parked in your driveway. Do you want to lose weight? Get a picture of yourself when you were slimmer, and put it on your bathroom mirror. Visualize yourself at your desired weight.
It is not enough to know you have this power. You MUST put it into practice not once, or twice but every hour of every day. It will not be easy at first, but then anything worthwhile never is.
What greater miracle can you ask for than the miracle of having God as your partner? You are a mind with a body and that mind controls the Universe, your Universe. Stop right now, close your eyes and see your life, as you want it. Believe and it's yours, believe whole-heartedly and it's yours faster.
By Leonard M. Rubino, www.yourspiritualre volution. org Free International Spiritual Ezine (Oct-07 Issue)
What we're really talking about here is beginning to move through life more on a feeling basis than on an intellectual, thinking basis. You want to reach the point where you can just tell by the way you feel, "Am I vibrationally up to speed with who I am and what I want, or have I chosen - by influence of others or by some old habit of thought - have I chosen to focus somewhere that's lower and slower in vibration?"
If you had one goal and that was to feel good, you would never again need to hear another word from anyone. You would live successfully and happily and in a way of fulfilling your life's purpose ever after.
Someone coined the phrase so beautifully it cannot be improved upon when he said,
"Follow your bliss."
Because when you are choosing thoughts,
when you are choosing memory,
when you are choosing moments in the now,
when you are choosing things that feel good to you while you think them or while you focus upon them, then you are choosing a vibration that matches your Source - and only things that are up to speed with that then have access to you. Isn't that nice?
Which feels better, to praise or to criticize? "Oh, but you don't understand, there's nothing to praise and there's lots to criticize."
That's not our question. Which feels better? Which feels better? "But Abraham, you don't understand. You didn't see what happened."
No, we didn't. We're not vibrating there with you. But our question to you is, which feels better, which feels better? "But, but, but, but Abraham, you need to be here where we are so that you understand what we're trying to tell you." Which feels better? -- is the only thing that your Guidance System is asking you.
So which feels better, to pronounce to the world or to myself, I'm not free? Or to pronounce to the world, I can make more decisions?
Nobody can get inside your head and make you think. Sometimes it feels like it, because they're clamoring in your face so loud with whatever they're saying. But you have the ability, if it is your desire, to feel good.
You have the ability to withdraw from whatever thought is bothering you, get off to yourself, and reclaim your connection to Source Energy. And that is the freedom that you are looking for.
You have the ability to look here where there is not resistance. Jesus said, to turn the other cheek, and that's exactly what he was talking about. Resist not evil. Turn the other cheek -- and achieve vibrational harmony with that which feels better.
All of you have access to Source Energy! It is always within you, always radiating through you. Sometimes you are providing a shadow that doesn't let it shine, more than others, and sometimes you are letting it shine fully. But the more you are letting the fullness of who you are radiate through you, the better you feel about everything -- and the more you are contributing to the whole of things. However, in any case, you cannot get it wrong!
The way you feel is your point of attraction, and so Law of Attraction is most understood when you see yourself as a magnet, getting more and more of the way you feel. When you feel lonely, you attract more loneliness. When you feel poor, you attract more poverty. When you feel sick, you attract more sickness. When you feel unhapppy, you attract more unhappiness. When you feel healthy and vital and alive and prosperoous - you attract more of all those things.
Have you ever spent time wondering why many good people continually attract negative situations into their lives while others seem to attract nothing but beautiful situations into theirs. This concept contains power, possibility, and promise if you will use it.
You are God's highest form of creation. You are a living breathing creative magnet. You have the ability to control what you attract into your life. There have always been small select groups of individuals who are aware of how to work in harmony with this natural law of the universe: The Law of Attraction.
This law clearly states you can only attract to you that which is in harmony with you. Everything in the universe vibrates. That is based on the Law of Vibration. That includes your mind and body. Look at your body through a microscope, it is a mass of energy that is moving and vibrating. Your mind controls the vibration you are in at any given moment. You control your mind by the thoughts you choose. No one can cause you to think something you do not want to think.
This is where freedom comes in, this is also where the problem begins with most people. They permit what is happening around them to determine how they think. They have become the play-thing for outside forces.
Ninety percent of the population wish positive but think negative. Their negative thoughts puts them in a negative vibration which by law determines what is attracted into their lives. As a creative individual you will continually attract good things into your life by thinking positive thoughts and expecting the best life has to offer. You deserve it.