Thursday, November 22, 2007

So Thankful

I have had a lovely day today. I had lunch with my brother and his family and my sister-in-law's family. It was so nice - great food, wonderful people, and as always, a warm and loving environment. I'm so thankful to have them all in my life. It started sleeting so I came home early because I prefer not to drive in cold, wet weather. It's evening now and I am settled in for the night. I'm in my new warm winter pajamas drinking a big mug full of coffee and doing what I love most in the world - writing.

I've been writing about what I'm thankful for and there is so much for me to be thankful for. I've already written three pages in my gratitude journal and I see no signs of stopping. It also feels really good to focus on what's working in my life and all the wonderful things, people and experiences that make my life the amazing life that it is. I'm so appreciative of every single thing that is in my life, even the experience of jealousy.

Writing in my gratitude journal and reading some Abraham Hicks quotes has helped me feel better about experiencing jealousy. This situation only happens when my life starts to feel dull and aimless and it only feels dull and aimless when I'm not deliberate about what I want to experience.

I will read about or see a person on TV who is having the experiences I want to have and sometimes I will feel a tinge of jealousy. I get amused now when jealousy pops in for a visit because I now know what to do with that feeling - I welcome it.

Welcoming it gives me the wonderful opportunity to focus on what I want instead of what I feel is lacking. I realize that there is nothing that another person has or is experiencing that I cannot have. We are all deliberate creators and their having the experience is showing me what's possible in my own life. I remind myself that there is nothing that I cannot be, do or have.

Whatever they are experiencing means that they are a vibrational match to it and if I'm not experiencing it means that I'm not a vibrational match to it. I am the only one that can close the vibrational gap to experiencing my desires.

Focusing on what I want to experience and how I want to feel will help shift my vibration, moving me effortlessly in my desired direction thereby closing the gap between what I want and the manifestation of it.

I am abundant and deserving of every good thing, as are all other beings in the Universe. If I find other peoples lives interesting and exciting and find my own life dull and lacking then who's fault is that? It's my life, my choice, my focus.

Abraham-Hicks says "In your neediness you repel, in your completeness you attract." So true, so very true. I have felt lacking as of late but am now back on my desired path. I also love this Abe quote, "You are the vibrational writers of the script of your life and everyone else in the Universe is playing the part you have assigned to them." What a freeing thought that is.

Are you writing your own script or allowing others to write it for you?

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

On track?

Boy have I felt off track lately.

I've been experiencing a lot of negativity regarding my finances and my job situation. Upon further reflection I've noticed that my thoughts have been focused on things not working out the way I want. Suffice it to say that this way of thinking is now causing me to experience situations that make me feel limited and restricted in what I feel I can do. I want to stay at home and work as a freelance writer but I'm afraid I won't have the financial resources to do it.

See, the thing is I love working from home. I love the freedom it brings. I can stay up all night writing if I want and I don't have to worry about going to work the next day. I can keep the creativity flowing for as long as I want. I can meet friends for lunch, go to yoga class during the day if I like, spend the day shopping and still write. I can write anywhere and I'm never without a notebook and at least half a dozen pens. I like to record my thoughts, feelings, fears, experiences, insights, etc. I love writing about my life and exploring my life questions; I gain so much clarity and inspiration by doing so. This is not to say that I can't work a regular job and write too but if we are talking about what I really want then that would be to work as a freelance writer.

So, I've got some fear that I won't be able to stay home and write full-time for much longer. That thought doesn't feel very good to me. I want to feel better about all of this but I also want whatever I do to feel real. What can I do to bring myself into closer vibrational alignment with what I want?

I can follow my heart which tells me to do what brings me the greatest joy and I can stay focused on what I want instead of what I don't want. I can relax and enjoy the fact that as of right now I do have the financial resources to work from home. And I can know that everything I desire will come to me in the perfect time as long as I keep myself in a state of allowing.

On second thought I think I just veered off my path and now I'm right on track again.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Still Going Strong

Believe it or not I am still clearing clutter from my house. I have made a lot of progress but the process still continues. It amazes me that one person can accumulate so much junk! I have found boxes that have never been opened since I moved into my house in 2001. At one point I just started laughing at the absurdity of it all.

I have junk piled up in almost every room in my house. My closet if full of clothes and shoes that I don't wear anymore. Why have I kept these things for so long? They no longer fit me so why hold on to them?

I have five years of paperwork that need to either be filed or shredded. I wonder why I didn't make the decision to keep or shred at the time I received the paperwork? Now I'm going through five years of paperwork and the majority of it are things I would have shredded to begin with. I guess at the time it was easier for me to put it in a box and deal with it later. Well, it's later and this is much more work than it needed to be. It would have been much easier to make a decision - yes I need this, it would be beneficial to keep or no this is not needed and keeping it would just take up space that could be used for something else. Doing so would have definitely made things easier.

I decided to sort out a little at a time as to not get too overwhelmed. I wanted to make sure that I made room for the things I decided to keep. I didn't want them going back into a box to be dealt with later. This has made for a slower but more thorough sort out.

One high point was finding some old journals. It's always so interesting to go back and read through old journals and notebooks. I found one from a few years back that listed several things I wanted to do like be a part of a spiritual group of like-minded people, be more authentic in my life, work in a non-structured work environment, etc. All I am happy to say are things I am currently doing. I am an organizer for a Law of Attraction group, I am living authentically, and I am beginning work as a freelance writer.

It's so nice to see my surroundings taking shape and my manifestations coming forward.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Joys of Clearing Clutter

There will be a major "sort out" going on at my house this week.

I love a good sort out because it clears away what's junking up your life and makes room for the new that you want to experience. It's also a great way to raise your vibration. Whenever I feel the need for one I know it's an indication that wonderful changes are happening in my life.

I have a lot of stuff in my house and in my mind that no longer serves me; I think it's time for me to get in there, appreciate what it has brought to my life and then let it go. After all, everything does serve a purpose but sometimes we hold on to things longer than we need to.

I'm ready to begin a new phase in my life experience, one of my deliberate choosing, and this "sort out" is the first step in allowing these new wonderful changes to start flowing in.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

"The Great Wealth Pandemic"

I came across a really great e-book called "The Great Wealth Pandemic". It's a quick read, only 49 pages, but it is full of fantastic thoughts, resources, and exercises that will get you thinking about what it means to be truly wealthy and will show you how to live a more prosperous and abundant life. Please check out this link The Great Wealth Pandemic

Monday, August 6, 2007

Inside The Room of Your Soul Quiz

I took this really cool quiz called Inside the Room of Your Soul. There's only a few questions but I was very pleased with my result, which is listed below. I got tickled when I read the part about prefering dreams to reality and that it's all about possibilities. So true!

I hope you will take a minute or two and take the quiz. I'd love to know what response you get.
What Your Soul Really Looks Like

You are a warm hearted and open minded person. It's easy for you to forgive and forget.

You are not a very grounded person. You prefer dreams to reality. For you, it's all about possibilities.

You believe that people see you as larger than life and important. While this is true, they also think you're a bit full of yourself.

Your near future is all about change, but in very small steps. The end of the journey looks far, but it's much closer than you realize.

For you, love is all about caring and comfort. You couldn't fall in love with someone you didn't trust.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Pure Imagination

I love the movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory". Every time I watch it, it takes me back to a magical moment from my childhood. This is a perfect law of attraction "feel good" movie if there ever was one.

I still get so excited for Charlie when he opens his bar of chocolate and gets a glimpse of that beautiful golden ticket. That image of him realizing that his greatest dream has just come true brings tears to my eyes each time I watch it. And believe it or not I still worry that someone is going to grab that ticket out of his hand during the crowd scene.

One of my favorite parts of the movie is when they enter the chocolate room for the first time. Willy Wonka sings this amazing song about "Pure Imagination".

Pure Imagination Lyrics

Willy Wonka: [Spoken] Hold your breath
Make a wish
Count to three

[Sung] Come with me
And you'll be
In a world of
Pure imagination

Take a look
And you'll see
Into your imagination

We'll begin
With a spin
Traveling in
The world of my creation

What we'll see
Will defy

If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Wanta change the world?
There's nothing
To it

There is no
Life I know
To compare with
Pure imagination
Living there
You'll be free
If you truly wish to be

If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Wanta change the world?
There's nothing
To it

There is no
Life I know
To compare with
Pure imagination
Living there
You'll be free
If you truly Wish to be

What incredible lyrics; so beautiful, inspiring and creative. I've been looking for a life theme song - I think I just found it!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

My Cup Runneth Over

My Law of Attraction group is studying financial abundance this month with a special focus on improving our vibrational relationship with money. We started our first meeting on this topic with the following Abraham Hicks quote:

“The world is awash in money! Do you hear what that means? It is flowing for everyone. It is like Niagara Falls. And most of you are showing up with your teaspoons.”

I’ve been thinking about this quote and visualizing it for a few days now. Something bothered me about what was showing up in my visualization and I finally put my finger on it.

When I first started visualizing this quote I would imagine myself standing at a “Niagara Falls” like image but instead of water, money and gold coins where flowing down. Each time I seemed to show up with a container that was inadequate for what was coming down; for me it was a cup and my cup runneth over to the extent that I felt it was going to break. I also noticed that I was always standing at the bottom of the Falls where the experience was the most intense, forceful and uncomfortable. It was loud and I had trouble hearing and seeing and everything was in my face. It was too much for me to handle. Funny that this is how I’ve felt about my finances for the last couple of years – out of control, hard to manage, sometimes like I was drowning and more than I could handle.

I was doing some writing last night and asked Source (what I call God) to please provide insight into my “Niagara Falls” image and what that image was showing me. I knew something was being revealed to me but I was having trouble putting it all together. Within minutes of making that request I was given another “Niagara Falls” image.

In this new image I was carrying a shiny, gold bucket and instead of being at the bottom of “Niagara Falls” where the experience was the most in your face and uncomfortable I was now at the top of the Falls where it was calm, peaceful and flowing and where I could dip my bucket in the continuously flowing abundance anytime. I felt instant relief at that image. I then saw myself in various situations like paying bills, shopping, having lunch with friends, etc. – all the daily activities that involve the exchange of money. In each situation when the time came for me to pay or exchange money I lifted that shiny, gold bucket and let the abundance pour out. There was no thought of not having enough because I already had it, I had it in abundance and I knew it.

Over the years I’ve heard repeatedly that we all have unlimited abundance at our fingertips. Hearing that always sounded good but I guess I never quite believed it. I can feel a shift happening with me and I think I’m finally starting to see the evidence of that fact. I believe that the container we bring forth is equal to our state of allowing. I am happy to see that I’ve been able to shift from a teaspoon to a cup to a bucket. I’m comfortable staying with my shiny, gold bucket for right now, anything more would feel too much to me. More than anything I just want to remain authentic and honor where I’m at in the process of improving my thoughts and feelings about money.

All that was needed was a shift in my point of attraction from seeing myself at the bottom, feeling out of control and overwhelmed to instead seeing myself at the top where I felt peaceful, in control and abundant. I could believe in the abundance because I could see it, it was there and I knew it would never stop flowing.

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Thursday, July 5, 2007

My Greatest Joy and Happiness as a Child

Recently I attended a presentation on "Creating Your Own Reality". It was very informative and I learned a great deal but what I found particularly enlightening were the questions that were listed on the presentation handout. I took several days to "be" with the questions, actually I'm still working through them. I like time to "be" with questions because it really gets me thinking and provides such clarity and enlightenment.

One question was about what brought you the greatest joy and happiness at different stages in your life. I loved this question because it got me thinking about my childhood and what brought me the greatest joy. Without a doubt the two biggest things for me were imagining my future and writing. It never occurred to me that the two could go together.

I suppose all children spend time imagining what they will be when they "grow up" and what their life will look like. I was incredibly curious about how I would look and act, where I would live and what I would do for a living, would I be married and have children, etc. I had so much fun letting my imagination soar. In my mind I could be, do, or have anything I wanted. I was still in that wonderful and tender place where I believed that all things were possible.

I also loved to write. Words would flow effortlessly from my mind to the page. All kinds of stories would come to me. I never questioned or doubted what I wrote I would just let it come. When I was seven I even started a family newspaper and would write a story about what was going on with each member of my family. It was so fun and my family was so encouraging and played right along with me. I was writing because it was fun, creative and easy. It was a glimpse of a future possibility for me.

Thinking about this question made me remember the first time someone criticized my writing and how I let that change me. I was still in elementary school but I was just starting to care about what people thought of me. I started to doubt myself and my writing. I started writing less frequently and became very critical of my own work. Writing wasn't fun anymore because I cared too much about what people thought. Soon I stopped writing completely. I didn't stop imagining but where I used to see unlimited possibilities I now saw doubt and limitation. I became very shy and self-conscious as I let other people start dictating what was appropriate for me and what my talent was. That's when life stopped being fun.

It's interesting that now as an adult I have gone back to what brought me the greatest joy as a child - writing and imagining my future. I never intended to go back to writing but through my interest and exploration of the Law of Attraction I have begun to reacquaint myself with that wonderful and tender place where all things are possible. I can't think of any other place I'd rather be!