It’s easy to calm down quickly. No matter what is happening around us, we never have to become trapped in stress or anxiety. It’s important to learn how to calm down quickly this as negative emotions can easily become addictive. The longer we hold onto them, the harder it can be to let go. Zen offers many pathways to becoming free of negativity. This article is based upon Zen principles and value-centered counseling. It offers enjoyable and effective steps to calming down, feeling good about yourself and finding that peaceful place in the storm. Open The Treasure House Within In Zen students are told: “Open the treasure house within.” This is a reminder that we are all are endowed with many resources hidden within. In order to access our innate abilities, we must stop looking everywhere else and forget about depending upon others. Instead, we are told to spend time each day taking responsibility for what’s going on inside. We turn our attention within, discover who we truly are and stop rejecting ourselves and others. As we do this, we are beginning to open the treasure house within. Pay Attention We are what we think about. When we stay fixated on one person, thought or situation, it is easy to become caught in the grip of self centered, obsessive thoughts. The more we pay attention to that which is negative or upsetting, the more strength it has to rule our lives. This can be counteracted easily. Take control of your attention and what you’re focusing upon. Spend time each day developing concentration. This is also called meditation (or zazen). Sit with a straight back, do not move, follow your natural breath. Let random thoughts come and go. Do not suppress them, but do not let them grab your attention away. (At first you may be besieged by many surprising thoughts and feelings, but if you simply notice them and then return your attention to your breathing, these will soon die down). Count your breath from one to ten, then all over again. Do this for at least ten to fifteen minutes without moving. By not moving we are stopping what is called the monkey mind. Stop The Monkey Mind The monkey mind is the mind that jumps from one thing to the next, fears, demands, criticizes and sabotages our lives. It is the part of ourselves, which causes sorrow and fear. By taking charge of our focus, by not paying attention to or responding to the many negativities the monkey mind throws our way, we become balanced and calm. As we do this regularly, we are no longer carried away by passing feelings and thoughts. Instead, we discover a peaceful place in the storm to which we can always return for comfort and strength. Focus on Strengths not Weaknesses As we focus upon our strengths, not our weaknesses, little by little, fear, anger and depression fade. Rather than struggle with problems, we learn to become available to solutions. This is accomplished by working with focus. The question we always keep before us is: What am I focusing on this moment? Am I dwelling on problems or open to solutions and new ideas? Am I aware of where I am right at this moment, or lost somewhere in a dream? Am I grateful for what I have, or dwelling upon the wrongs I think others have done me? Life continually renews and confronts us with new tasks, challenges, opportunities and solutions, day after day. Are we in touch with this ever-flowing reality? Are we focusing on the gifts we are always receiving, and ways we can give back to others as well? By choosing to take charge of our focus we dissolve the primary cause of our suffering – a monkey mind that has run wild. Take Constructive Action Once we take charge of our focus, we place it upon what we are receiving, what we have to be grateful for. Then it is easy to take the next step and naturally become aware of what others need from us, what we have to offer, how we can give back. Then we do it. We take action. We do not hesitate. We focus upon simple, daily actions, which are constructive for ourselves and others. We spend some time each day doing "deeds of service", finding ways we can give to others, make their days easier and happier. As we focus upon giving and encouraging others, a strange thing happens - our personal anxiety vanishes, and we, ourselves, become filled with joy. Before long, we become filled with something even more important than joy - self respect. A primary source of stress and anxiety is low self esteem; feeling badly about ourselves. The most powerful way to get rid of this is to have a healthy dose of self respect. When we fill our lives with constructive actions, self worth develops naturally. It does not come about through artificially boosting self esteem, but as a result of living a life worthy of respect. In this manner we grow able to handle any situation life presents us with. When we are able to do that, not only do we calm down easily, but enjoy all aspects of our days. We feel like life is a gift we are receiving; and we become a gift to life as well. Cc/author/2007
The Subconscious mind is the most powerful tool a man or a woman could use. It functions like a huge secret memory and does not formulate any arguments. It is completely objective and it can’t express any point of view. The neutrality of subconscious mind is the core of every action and reaction our thoughts activate. The saying is old but also true”if you think you can’t do it or you think you can, you are right”. Unfortunately all of us have been programmed in our early youth by our parents and even the school with negative thoughts and more important with conventional stereotypes which led us to many unjustified limitations. We live in a world full of negativity and it has become daily routine. All we have to do is to read a newspaper or watch the TV and absorb into our subconscious mind the tragedies we see. Strange as it may seem, world is not only destruction and misery but it also consists of individuals who achieved extraordinary things started with nothing. Media don’t consider these cases “salable” but that’s another story. You have to reprogram your subconscious mind in order to achieve better results and improve your life in every aspect, Business, Personal, Health etc. The first step to reprogram your subconscious mind is to focus for 30 minutes on positive thoughts. The first 15 minutes when you get up in the morning and the last 15 minutes before you go to sleep. It’s very critical the first and the last daily thoughts to be positive and especially before you go to sleep. That time is the best time of the day to meditate and focus on your positive messages. The mind in that condition is more receptive to messages because of the mode of relaxation. Avoid retaining the range of previous days for unimportant things. That condition will increase your negativity, offering you nothing but stress, anger and worse health. When you have a serious problem to solve and you are troubled, try to relax and leave it to your subconscious before you go to sleep. Sometimes answers come along because they already exist in the subconscious mind. Many scientists have used their subconscious mind to resolve scientific problems. The same have done successful writers like Marc Twain. Olympic Athletes imagine they win the race many times and do continuous meditation before they start racing. There is an important note here. You CAN NOT fool your subconscious mind. What ever messages you want to develop have to be real. If you don’t feel the message you want to send to your subconscious mind it will be rejected. Finally do not expect to change your programming in a day or two. It requires patience and time. Negative programming of a lifetime can not be transformed into positive mindset in few days. If you don’t account that seriously you will be disappointed quickly and drop all your efforts.
It's true - you have a "song" that you sing...all day long. That song, is your vibration, your resonance - and it is created right out of the feelings and beliefs that you are focused upon. Your song… is directly related to your success. Think about this -- if your song is your success, then would you choose to sing a song that you loved and radiated out into the world that you are worthy, abundant, successful, beautiful, confident.... Or - would you sing a song that you were not aligned with, made you feel cranky and irritable, perhaps kept you feeling stuck, and kept you tapped into scarcity consciousness and lack? The Law of Attraction says that what you put out in the form of emotions, attitudes, beliefs, and ways of being - ultimately will be mirrored back to you in your life. The song that you choose to "sing" will be replicated over and over again...oh, kind of like a broken record. Who likes broken records?! If you want to change your life...change your song, sing a new tune. Life can be fresh and new if you are tapped into the stream of abundance and well being. Your song can uplift your life if you choose to let it - or something else. You - are the Mozart in this piece. What notes will you choose, what song will you sing? "You can begin right now to feel healthy. You can begin to feel prosperous. You can begin to feel the love that's surrounding you, even if it's not there. And what will happen is the Universe will correspond to the nature of your song. The Universe will correspond to the nature of that inner feeling, and manifest, because that's the way you feel." Dr. Michael Beckwith D. D - The Secret The "secret" to changing your tune and resonating a new song for success is not difficult in theory, but does take a few conscious choices on your part. Let's talk about a few ways to jump start you: 1. Choose to be conscious. Pay attention to what you are putting out there. 2. Choose a better note - or whole song for that matter. Did you ever song stuck in your head...and in order to get it out, you literally have to play a new song, or change your focus. Same theory here gang. 3. Choose a song that makes you feel good - i. e....choose feelings that serve you, that make you feel better than where you are at right now. Find your ground - even when shock hits your life. You can find a place of ease - or at least relief. 4. I took my daughter to the eye doctor a few weeks ago, and as he flips through the lenses he says - over and over I might add..."is this better, or this better?" You can do this with your feelings as well. Does this feel better, or this? This or this...this or this...this or this.... Go with what feels better - and your song will change, and so will your level of success. This week, take note of your song, and make a conscious choice to just be conscious about what you are singing. Then ask, is that the tune I want to resonate? If not…start to make a few small steps in the direction of feeling a little better, or choosing a new perspective. Life unravels in amazing ways when you let it. Peace, Lori Hamann
Hooked, trapped, desperate—Oh these words are so heart wringing. Are those that utter these soul-searing cries being tied up by their thumbs? Or have they fallen down an old mine shaft? Well, umm, no, they have… well they have made a decision to become hooked, trapped and desperate. See the news blog tumbling out... Scottish smokers, hooked on their smoking addiction have vowed to fight the smoking bans. Read the Press Release from the pharmaceutical company announcing… Smokers trapped by their smoking addiction are offered a new drug. Hear the media babbling… Britney Spears' man is desperate to quit smoking for the sake of their children. I bet if you are a smoker, you don't really use these strong words… more like, "I'd really like to quit, but I enjoy smoking, or, I've tried to quit but it's too hard, or, I want to quit, but I'm so addicted I don't think I can, or, I'm too scared, what if…" and so on. But are smokers totally at the mercy of their habit and spinelessly despairing of escaping its bonds? Would they describe their smoking addiction like that? Trapped? Trapped by a chemical and emotional fix? They're not trapped by their decision, that's for sure, because we all have the ability to make our own decisions, yes or no as we wish. A person makes a decision to try smoking. For some that leads to more decisions to reach out and take more cigarettes maybe a week or so later. Then some more, then pretty soon as the nicotine gets its grips into the brain's receptors, the person finds it becomes harder and harder not to go out of his or her way to acquire cigarettes to smoke… and hey presto, because of their decisions, they are now supposedly a hooked, trapped smoker, and if they want to quit, they are desperate. But it still comes down to a decision to smoke. Every time a smoker lights up it is a decision they have made. A simple, personal decision, along with 1000's of other decisions each day that make up that person's character, lifestyle, mood, health and future. A daily decision to get out of bed is made. A decision not to have another helping of food is made. You decide to clean the house, take the dog out in the rain, stack the dishes, and sort out your accounts for tax. You don't dwell on how you'll miss lingering in your warm bed, or how you'll suffer without more food, or how unpleasant it will be to walk the dog in the rain, do the dishes, tax etc. No, with unpleasant decisions you simply do what needs to be done because the consequences not to would be worse. Some people make daily major decisions, sacrificing a lot because of a goal worth aiming for, such as a champion swimmer rising at 5am to practice 2 hrs before breakfast. Thus it is with smoking, or exercise, or getting out of bed in the morning. It's a matter of making the decision and focusing on the outcome. You know it's absolutely pointless to try to worm your way out of getting out of bed. Who would you worm to anyway! But the point is it's automatic, although for some people an effort, to get up in the morning—but it has to be done. Has to... and your decision is made, because the day beckons and there's a whole lot of living to do today. You're in charge of your decisions. You are not trapped; your brain and body are resisting, but no-one is tying you to your bed, so up you get… no-one is forcing you to have your smoking addiction, although your brain and body crave a smoke, so decide to get help to control it and focus on something better. It's your decision and the consequences are not that crash hot if you don't make the right decisions.
Lisa, a friend of mine who has known me for the last 16 years, came to visit over the recent Christmas Holiday and asked me a powerful question I really had to stop and think about. As we were up late one night talking, she asked me, “What is biggest lesson you have learned in this whole process of bringing forth your vision?” I sat there and thought about it for a moment because there have been so many powerful lessons and insights I have gained, but the one that stands out above the rest has been learning that my self-worth is not my net-worth. The challenges you will have along the way are in direct proportion to the blessings God has in store for you. As a single mother stepping out to work a business full-time, I have had serious financial challenges as a part of my journey. I have always known that God has a large financial bounty for me and this has kept me holding on during the lean times. If I believed that my net-worth was my self-worth, I would have stopped in my first year as so many start-up businesses do. Did you know that the test of lean financial times is a common thread the weaves through the tapestry of most of the greatest success stories? I have been studying prosperity and abundance for more than 11 years and early on in my readings, I remember reading a book about creating abundance and the author said, “You will know you are ready for wealth and abundance when your emotions are not attached to your money.” Wow! At the time that seemed like a misprint or an impossibility. At the time, I just couldn’t understand how someone could be in a place where their emotions are the same regardless of their checking account balance. The two were directly related in my mind. Now, I fully understand what the author was talking about. In order to be ready for the blessing of financial abundance, you must be in a place that you are the same no matter what your bank account balance says. Whether your balance is overdrawn by $25 or you have a balance of $25,000,000, God needs to know that you will be consistent and unchanged. Read this one again, because it is so important as you make the moves to live your vision. Can you be the same no matter how much money you have or do you get excited and happier the closer it gets to payday? Do you feel secure when you have money in your wallet and insecure when you don’t? Do you feel like more of a person with money than you do when you don’t have it? People usually treat people with money very differently than people without money, so it can be a challenge to truly live this understanding. You have really got to “get” this. Your self-worth is NOT your net-worth. You are who you are no matter how much money you have, what kind of car you drive, or what restaurants you can afford to eat out at. Your level of self-esteem is not dependent on the amount of cash in your wallet or the balance in your checking or savings account. Learning how to be consistent and truly understand that I am an incredible person called to do great things in this world and walk in that at all times has been my greatest lesson. Yes, at the beginning a low balance in my bank account would incite panic and could even drive me to tears, but now it doesn’t move me one way or the other. I know what is coming, and I just have to have faith that God keeps his promises and will provide for me. Here’s the magic... Once you understand that your self-worth is not your net-worth and you detach your emotions from your money, you then move to the next level of understanding – your net-worth is a natural result of your self-worth. As your self-worth increases, you will be comfortable sharing your work out to more and more people and a natural result will be financial wealth. The great news is by the time you get to that point, you will be completely detached from the money and it will be free to do what God created it to do – multiply.
If your pursuit of happiness does not lead you to genuine happiness then perhaps you are missing one of the most important keys to personal happiness -- loving yourself. Life isn’t the sweetest candy. Sometimes, when I feel like the world is just too heavy, I look around and find people who continued to live fascinating and wonderful lives. And then thoughts come popping into my mind like bubbles from nowhere – “How did their life become so adorably sweet? How come they still can manage to laugh and play around despite a busy stressful life?” Then I pause and observed for awhile… I figured out that maybe, they start to work on a place called ‘self’. So, how does one become genuinely happy? Step 1 is to love yourself. My theology professor once said that “loving means accepting.” To love oneself means to accept that you are not a perfect being, but behind the imperfections must lie a great ounce of courage to be able to discover ways on how to improve your repertoire to recover from our mistakes. Genuine happiness also pertains to contentment. When you are contented with the job you have, the way you look, with your family, your friends, the place you live in, your car, and all the things you now have – truly, you know the answer to the question “how to be genuinely happy.” When we discover a small start somewhere from within, that small start will eventually lead to something else, and to something else. But if you keep questioning life lit it has never done you any good, you will never be able to find genuine happiness. I believe that life is about finding out about right and wrong, trying and failing, wining and losing. These are things that happen as often as you inhale and exhale. Failure, in a person’s life has become as abundant and necessary as air. But this should not hinder us from becoming happy. How to be genuinely happy in spite all these? I tell you… every time you exert effort to improve the quality of life and your being, whether it is cleaning up your room, helping a friend, taking care of your sick dog, fail on board exams and trying again, life gives you equivalent points for that. Imagine life as a big score board like those which are used in the NFLs. Every time you take a step forward, you make scoring points. Wouldn’t it be nice to look at that board at the end of each game and think to yourself “Whew! I got a point today. I’m glad I gave it a shot.”, instead of looking at it all blank and murmur “Geez, I didn’t even hit a score today. I wish I had the guts to try out. We could have won!” and then walk away. Genuine happiness isn’t about driving the hottest Formula 1 car, nor getting the employee of the year award, earning the highest 13th month pay, or beating the sales quota. Sometimes, the most sought after prizes in life doesn’t always go to the fastest, the strongest, the bravest or not even the best. So, how do you become genuinely happy? Every one has his own definition of ‘happiness’. Happiness for a writer may mean launching as much best selling books as possible. Happiness for a basketball rookie may mean getting the rookie of the year award. Happiness for a beggar may mean a lot of money. Happiness for a business man may mean success. So, really now, how do we become genuinely happy? Simple. You don’t have to have the best things in this world. Its about doing and making the best out of every single thing. When you find yourself smiling at your own mistake and telling your self “Oh, I’ll do better next time”, you carry with you a flame of strong will power to persevere that may spread out like a brush fire. You possess a willingness to stand up again and try – that will make you a genuinely happy person. When you learn to accept yourself and your own faults. You pass step 1 in the project “how to become genuinely happy”.For as long as you know how to accept others, you will also be accepted. For as long as you love and know how to love, you will receive love ten folds back. Again, throw me that same question “how to become genuinely happy?”. I’ll refer you to a friend of mine who strongly quoted - “Most of us know that laughter is the best medicine to life’s aches and pain. But most of us don’t know that the best kind of laughter is laughter over self. Coz then you don’t just become happy… you become free.”
As we always see on cigarette packs, "Cigarette smoking is dangerous to your health." This is a notice that is commonly disregarded by smokers. Without even reading this notice, they just tear open the cigarette pack, grab a stick, and light it as if they don’t want to see the glaring truth in front of it. Unfortunately, the warning stated on this package is very true. Cigarette smoking is one of the leading causes of death. As a matter of fact, 440,000 people in the United States die each year because of illnesses caused by this bad habit. Fortunately, a lot of people have become aware of what smoking can do to their health and have made attempts to quit. Unfortunately, because of a substance called nicotine that is found in cigarettes, many people find it difficult to resist their cravings for the “high” that this substance can give. The good news is that there are now aids for smokers who want to quit. They can try chewing a nicotine gum or putting on a nicotine patch. These are two of the types of nicotine replacement therapy wherein the craving for the pleasurable feelings is quenched by the content of these gums and patches, taking away the need for a stick of cigarette. But, since this method is not always effective, a new option has been added: the stop smoking pill. A New Use for an Anti-depressant Zyban is a stop smoking pill that causes a sustained release of bupropion hydrochloride, the same substance found in the anti-depressant, Wellbutrin SR. This stop smoking pill boosts the levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in the body, giving the user the same pleasurable feeling that is induced by the nicotine found in tobacco. These pills should be taken a week before a smoker starts to quit smoking in order to combat the withdrawal symptoms that usually haunt quitters. Although Zyban is more effective than other anti-depressants in this aspect, it has some side effects that doctors should warn their patients about before prescribing this solution. It has been proven to cause depression in users and can increase suicidal tendencies. The New Stop Smoking Pill Another stop smoking pill was approved by the FDA last May. Varenicline was proven to help more than one out of five smokers to stop smoking after using it for a year. This pill works by inhibiting the feelings of pleasure that smokers feel when they light up a cigarette. This stops them from associating the wonderful feeling with a stick of cigarette that they usually crave for when they are under stress, cutting off their dependency to it. Now available under the name of Chantix, this drug should be taken twice a day for a minimum of twelve weeks in order to stop a person from lighting up a cigarette. A side effect of this stop smoking pill is said to be nausea and vomiting. Because of the side effects that can be caused by these two stop smoking pills, they are usually considered as a last resort for people who would like to quit smoking. And for those who plan to use Zyban to quit smoking, perhaps it should be coupled with exercise in order to decrease the dependency on that medication. Exercise, after all, can hasten the release of epinephrine and norepinephrine in the body, giving a person the same high feeling that these pills can provide.
Over the last month I’ve been doing a lot of work to clarify my business ideas and practices. In the process I stumbled across (or rather was led by my own coach to) this idea of the “inner wizard”. For me the inner wizard is the idea that we all have a little magical ability inside us that we can tap into at any time. Several years ago my friend Serena remarked to me “Magic is the art of conceiving of reality differently in such a way that it comes to pass.” This quote immediately came to my mind when talking about my inner wizard. So I tried a little experiment to see how I could conceive of reality differently and walked around for a day embodying my inner wizard just to see how it felt and how people reacted to me. It was interesting at first as I noticed what was happening in my body. As I tapped into this inner magical power I felt tremendous joy as if I was finally finding my true power and potential - I felt like I could do anything I wanted for a little while. People’s reactions to me started to change as well. I was walking around downtown just looking for people to interact with. What I noticed was people started to look up more when I engaged my wizard and intersected their energy field. They’d look me in the eye longer as they passed by and some even paused as if about to ask me a question before moving on. After a little while I started to get tired of putting all that focused energy into engaging my inner wizard and I relaxed a bit allowing the wizard to just sit in the background. I started to do some work with the wizard energy in me and all of the sudden the reactions around me shifted again - for a moment I was wondering if people could read my thoughts. Then I realized the difference between engaging and embodying! For me it was rather subtle but it was about “turning it on” vs. “being” the wizard. When I was “turning on” the wizard people noticed me like a bright light in a dark room. But when I was “being’ the wizard they simply responded to the power that enveloped me and extended outwards towards them. As I sat and pondered this I wondered how others might experience this difference. For me it was about trusting myself to have and utilize the skills and abilities I’d acquired over the years. Rather than focusing my attention on them externally I was turning them internal - but reflecting them out in the process. I wasn’t engaging anything, I was simply creating what I already knew how to do. Then in a flash it hit me - magic is what builds walls! Last month I was tearing them down and this month I was building them up! Ever since then I’ve been walking around and working with this incredible power surging up inside me and I’ve been having revelations of clarity for days since then! I feel as if my life has taken a giant leap forward and all I did was embody who I already know I am. So how do you engage this powerful wizard of clarity and power for yourself? Simple. All it takes to engage your inner wizard is some support at the beginning, a little focused attention, releasing the need to be actively engaged, accepting the skills we know we have, and embodying the process. After that, well, magic happens!
Does this sound familiar? "If I can just figure it all out, then I'll be okay." "Then I'll be safe." "Then I can figure out a way to be happy." In theory, it doesn't sound like such a bad idea. You DO need to know what's going on; to be aware. But awareness comes from the heart as well as the head. They're both equally important. Doesn't seem like it, though. We've been taught and conditioned - practically since birth - to focus on our thoughts and to ignore our feelings. When you shut out your feelings, your begin to build walls around your heart. As you come to believe one of the Big Lies of society - "Feelings are bad and wrong and you must do everything you can to shut them out and lock them away"... then your heart appears to wither like a plant denied water. Remember the one-hundred-year-old classic by James Allen - "As A Man Thinketh"? If you haven't read it, the whole book can be summed up in one sentence - Thoughts create reality. Which isn't such a bad idea. Now could you imagine a book called - "As A Woman Feeleth"? Yeah, I thought it was funny too. But when you got through laughing would you buy the book? Most people wouldn't. Who cares what a woman 'feeleth'? In today's society, thinking equals strength; while feeling equals weakness. Look where it's gotten us. Could you even IMAGINE a more dysfunctional society? Keep ignoring your feelings, and you won't have to imagine. Cause you'll be living it! Here's why you need a strong heart as well as a strong head: Your head activates and stimulates; while your heart generates and receives. Your head rationalizes and justifies; while your heart creates a higher order of being - beyond logic. Your head attempts to dominate and control; while your heart loves, allows and embraces. Bottom line - your heart creates the space and your head fills the space. Your heart can incubate your dreams. But so many have lost touch with their own heart; abandoning it as they were forced to deny their own feelings. By a society that allows no room for matters of the heart. When you ignore or deny your heart, it creates separation. Separation leads to pain. It hurts to not feel your heart. Now would be a good time to start changing things. When you balance your heart with your head, you can reduce and even eliminate that pain. Here's one way to start: Imagine your heart as a chamber (which it is) - more real than your physical body. See it as being REAL. Visualize it. Imagine you're standing next to it. Now look at what's currently in your heart. Don't judge what you see. Invest the time to look closely and closer. Look deeply; beyond the obvious. Don't settle for the knee-jerk answer - "Oh yeah, my heart's cold!" Look deeper. Develop the habit of looking at your heart. Next, reach out and touch your heart. You won't hurt it. Not any worse than you already have. Start by touching the outside membrane of the chamber of your heart. Just imagine yourself standing next to your heart, imagine what it looks like, and then imagine yourself reaching out to it. There's no 'right' way or 'wrong' way to do it; it's simply a matter of doing it 'your' way. You can develop a relationship with your heart. Like a teenage couple - awkward at first - but they kind of figure it out, don't they? You can start out in a similar way with your heart. You don't NEED to know how to reconnect with your heart. You'll find there's such a strong attraction between the two of you that it just sort of works itself out. Once you get started. You'll find your heart longs for you as much as you long for it. Like a magnetic attraction. Like two teenagers in the back of a Chevy. You'll find the pain doesn't come from your heart. The pain comes from the separation.
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Where you put your focus becomes your experience. Don't think so? When I was a little girl, five or six, maybe, I watched the "Wizard of Oz" for the first time. My next younger sister watched, too, along with Mom and Dad. They thoroughly enjoyed the movie while I cried myself to sleep - afraid of the Wicked Witch of the West. We were all in the same room, watching the same movie on the same TV set, eating the same popcorn. They had a great time and I was scarred for life. What was the difference? Focus. So, you want to drastically improve your experience of life? Change your focus. Automatically, your experience of life changes. Period. No exceptions. Easy to do? Not as I recall, no. And I have my own brand of relapses still today. But my focus today is completely different than it has ever been and continues to change and evolve, and with it, so does my experience of life. But, I'll give you this: I remember how hard it was to "take my mind off of" something or someone. Next to impossible, at least for me, for far too long a time. Until my life screamed loudly enough at me to get my attention. Yes, there have been some "pivotal" moments in my life - everyone has those. What I'm talking about is bringing an end to a continuous slide down a very steep hill to hopelessness. That "thud" when you hit bottom. Nowhere to go but sideways or straight up, and sideways sucked. So, I changed my focus. At first for only a few minutes at a time. That was all I could muster. But...how is it we get good at things? Practice. On purpose. You purposefully make time to pay attention to what you're thinking and if you find your nose burning at the stench of your thoughts, you change them...immediately. And you keep them changed, until one day it's not really work. You don't hunker down and think harder...you just are...and it's different. And you realize...your experience of life has changed.
This story was told to me. A woman in her thirties went to a cosmetics demonstration party. The Mary Kaye representative showed the small group all the newest products in their line. Some of the women ordered products and some were not sure. She gave everyone a small catalogue to look at. It listed all the products they sell. She also offered to go to any one's home and give them a free facial. That would allow them to try the face cream without purchasing it. She told the group there was no obligation to buy unless they liked it. Three women made an appointment. On the day of Victoria's appointment she welcomed the Mary Kaye representative into her home. She served coffee and then they prepared for the facial. Although Mary Kaye chatted on about how good her face looked and didn't the face cream smell terrific, Victoria felt an uncomfortable tightness on her skin. She mentioned it and Mary Kaye just said "We're almost finished." The cream was being applied with upward strokes of Mary Kaye's fingers and finally they were finished. Mary Kaye handed her a mirror and told her what an improvement the cream had made on her skin. Victoria didn't agree but bought some of it anyways. She used it for a week. Mary Kaye came back to see the results. Victoria said she was going to go back to using her old brand. Mary Kaye tried to convince her that "her skin was going to adjust to the new product." Anyone can see that makes no sense. When choosing cosmetics of any kind or color you are the one who makes the decision as to what looks good on you. You buy what you like. It is your face and your skin and should feel comfortable to you. The idea of you having to accommodate the product by adjusting to it is preposterous. If you are ever given free samples at a demonstration party, remember you are under no obligation to buy anything. If you are given a free service -- it should be just that -- free. A certain brand of cosmetic may work wonders for 99 other women but if you're that one woman that has a bad reaction simply try something else. There are about a gazillion brands on the market to select from.. There is a company named Yves Rocher' that has some fine products. Their full line of baby products and men's section will make it easy to find everything you need in one catalogue. They offer a face creme and eye creme for three different age groups. There's also a shampoo for every hair type and every hair problem. That includes dandruff shampoo. The shampoo and conditioners have a wonderful clean scent. Add a container of the foot "rejuvenating gel" and they really do have you covered from head to toe. They often have gifts that are included with your order. Once they gave away free quilted cosmetic travel bags and another time a light-weight fleece blanket. Its' a good place to find inexpensive gifts such as scented body wash that has a matching bottle of cologne. Everything is packaged for gift-giving. Then if your total order is a certain amount (it was $42 at one time) you get free delivery. This company makes it easy for you to shop and save time. It is also a fun experience
The new times that are arriving on the Earth will require a new kind of human being to navigate through the stormy waters of present day challenges and to create new solutions based on the spiritual principles of harmony, balance, and respect for life. At this time on the Earth, many souls are awakening spiritually, and coming to more deeply understand and experience their own unique and divine spiritual origins. When a soul, embodied in human form, begins to awaken and realize their inner connection with spirit, a new path is forged within the body, mind, emotions and consciousness. The awakening human being begins to experience a greater depth of communion with spirit, and many new questions arise. One very important question the soul asks is, "why am I here?", and "for what purpose did God create me?” For some on the spiritual path, an inner understanding of divine soul purpose emerges relatively early in the spiritual journey, guiding and supporting them in the directions needed for optimal growth and manifestation of their life’s work. For others, knowledge of divine soul purpose eludes the human embodied self for quite a long time, necessitating a period of "walking in the desert" with little outward or even inward support that can be perceived. This period of seeking is purposeful on the soul's part, but may cause deep suffering to the embodied human self that feels empty, meaningless, and worried that they may be going in the wrong direction. The manifestation of your divine soul purpose is as unique and precious as you are. The best way to discover that which is the guiding essence of your life purpose is to look within at what desires, dreams, aspirations, hopes and longings you carry most closely in your heart. God created you so carefully, and uniquely for the sacred purpose you embody. Think of the beauty of a newborn baby, the precious nature of their tiny fingers and toes, and the sweet wisdom in their eyes. We can see the divine blueprint of the soul clearly in the radiance of their simple and innocent being. In this same way, you are created uniquely for your spiritual purpose, with every finger and toe, every hair on your head known and accounted for by God's infinite wisdom and grace. Small children naturally begin to embody their soul purpose, even at a very young age. They are attracted to certain people and situations, and they relate to their environment in their own unique fashion. They may love animals, or spend their time drawing and painting, or they will play with cars and trucks, heal the neighborhood cats, or lead groups of children on the playground. They may enjoy singing and dancing, or they may read voraciously, or tinker with their computer. All the natural tendencies within, if allowed to flourish and expand, will lead a child to manifesting their divine soul purpose. And what of we adults, who may have grown up in less than optimal circumstances where our natural tendencies were not supported? Perhaps we have forgotten what we most loved to do as a child, or perhaps even thinking about this brings up the pain of what we endured as children. How can we discover our divine soul purpose? It may comfort you to know that you have not lost anything, even if you no longer feel in touch with your inner desires. The deep inner longing of your heart is never extinguished, even in the most difficult of circumstances. This is a quality of the soul that is eternal, that will lead you to manifesting your soul's purpose. If you are feeling uninspired, disconnected from your divine soul purpose, it is possible to re-connect, by praying for this and creating a sacred intention to re-connect with your inner being. The prayer and intention activates a path of healing that will lead you towards that which you desire. If you have been disconnected for a very long time, you may find yourself experiencing deep emotions of grief or pain, as the re-connection to yourself is restored. If you can breathe and be with these emotions, without repressing them, but simply holding them in god's light, this will create a healing and a freeing up on inner space. The discovery of your divine soul purpose lies within your heart's desire. What do you most deeply long for? If you could do anything in the world what would that be? The path to manifesting your unique gifts in the world begins here, and then expands outward, as you begin to take actions based on your heart's calling. Your true life's work is this, to listen, follow, share your gifts, and manifest all that you are in the world of physical form. For this reason you came to the Earth at this time, to share all that you are with all of life.
How are you dressed? Are you dressed in fine clothes, rich in colors, warm and inviting to the eye, or are you dressed as a pauper in rags? The time has come to move onto a higher state of living. By saying this I am not implying that you place yourself above another human being or view others as beneath you. Rather, I am saying elevate your own self to a place where you are not trudging around in a rut, covered with mud, covered with flies and cursing all the while. Work on having integrity and being virtuous. Work on being whole. Work on being responsible for what you think, feel, and say. As we live and interact in this world, it is easy to give into our baser expressions. You know what I mean. Yelling in the car at the drivers behind or ahead of you or lifting that finger and displaying your I. Q. Expressing our displeasure with the idiocy of the store clerk you're dealing withplaining loudly about your wait in line. These things are really not that important in the grand scheme of things. And when you make them important, you belittle yourself and those around you. We who have the advantage of living in first-world countries have become a spoiled lot. With our computerized, electrified, and modernized lives, we forget the simple things. We forget our manners. We forget that we are not alone here and our energy affects those around us. We tend to get caught up in the petty things on a daily basis. It is easy to fall into a complainer's attitude. Why not train ourselves to exhibit a thankful attitude? It is easier on the body, the mind, and the soul and it has a wondrous way of spreading. When we walk around in our little clouds of negativity - we exude this energy to other people. Haven't you ever had a bad day? Of course you have. When you feel a bad day coming on, stop, breathe, look, and listen. Pause for 30 seconds. Think about the alternative to living – you could be in a hole taking a dirt nap. Are things really that bad that you have to dump your negative energy on others? Really take the time and look at the world. I don't care where you are, but if you look long enough, you will find the beauty in the day. And there is always beauty waiting for you to discover it. It is one of the many gifts of living. I know this sounds easier than many of you think it is - but it is as easy as putting on a different pair of socks. It is easy as changing the part in your hair. It as easy as changing the clothes you wear. Remember: you decide what you're going to wear. Realize that your attitudes are the clothes of your soul. Try dressing up for a change and see if your day doesn't go a little better.
Unconditional self-love has its own special vibration. It has a quiet, steady radiance which draws others to its light. Love is who and what we are. It is our natural state and the pure truth of our beingness. Self love does not demand the love of others. An internal acceptance is sufficient. People with self love might doubt themselves from time to time but their sense of self worth consistently reverts to a balanced state. It is the ability to hold onto all that we are; our qualities and strengths, no matter what is going on around us. Respect, responsibility for self, and feeling good are important parts of this. Self-love means that our well-being matters to us, without equivocation. Cultivating self love involves self-affirming thought and actions that lead to greater joy. What little things do that for you in your life? Inhaling crisp air on a cold winter day? Feeling the warm sun on your skin? Seeing fluffy clouds in the sky? Being hugged by someone special? Smelling the aroma of bread baking in the oven? Blowing bubbles? Going barefoot on newly mowed grass? Listening to the sound of rain on a roof? Go out and notice the things that make you feel good. It can make a huge difference in how you feel. You may also find as you illuminate more self love you can give and receive love more easily; and that you feel better, happier, and more alive. Researchers found that this sense of ones own self worth (power) is a major reason optimists are healthier. Know that you are beautiful. And, exactly who you are right now is who you are supposed to be! Remember, a rainbow will never hide its umpteen colors, a rosemary bush would never suppress it's tranquilizing aroma and a cat wouldn't halt in the midst of an acrobatic leap out of concern that others around them might question or be uneasy with their magnificence.