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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Oneness and the Universal Mind

Image by Christin Sander

Today's image is a little reminder of the law of Divine Unity or Oneness.  This law states that you are one with the universe and all that lies within it.  Looking for answers?  Rather than seek it - allow it come to you.  Use meditation or guided hypnosis to distance yourself from the mundane thoughts/routines of daily life and connect to your higher self.  It takes discipline and practice, but results in the ability to easily attain answers in your life.

When you recognize your unity with "All" that is - it becomes possible to "know" answers to the questions in life without struggle.  You can easily connect to the source of all knowledge and allow that inspired energy and ideas to flow through to you.  The secret to doing this is learning to quite the chatter of the mundane mind - so that the higher mind has room to enter.

When we think of elite athletes - we tend to think of those who train for the Olympics or play professional sports etc.  These people train and work hard so that they make their sport seem easy or virtually effortless at times.  The recognize the benefits of taking charge of their own bodies.  With universal law of attraction (and the other laws) we are challenged to become elite athletes of the mind.  Training our mind/thoughts so that we are more in control of where our energy flows and ultimately what we manifest.

Energy is always manifesting.  If you don't like what is being created in your life at present, it may be time to engage in exercising and building the mind so that your destiny is more in your own hands.  Only you can do this for yourself - no one can give you easy answers, you still have to do the work.  Just like reading a diet book won't make you thin - reading my blog and other publications on "Law of Attraction" etc. won't make your life better unless you take action.  

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The End of the World

This quote reminds us that endings always lead to new beginnings.  As one phase of your life comes to its conclusion, the next adventure awaits. 

Remember a time where you were disappointed when something did not turn out as you had envisioned.  A first break up might be a good example.  At that moment, when you were hurting, it likely felt like "the end of the world".  As time passed however and you found a new love, you realized that had you remained where you were, your new destiny could not have been realized. 

All of us face endings and disappointments in life.  There are times where things are not going to go as you had hoped, but that does not mean all is lost.  This is where your faith comes in.  This is where trust in your higher plan takes over and instead of focusing on a sense of loss it becomes even more important to look for the hidden opportunities and blessings. 

What seems hopeless now is rarely final or absolute - transformation and change are everywhere and happening constantly, whether you see it or appreciate it or not.  This falls under the The Law of Perpetual Transmutation of Energy and the Law of Rhythm.  Energy is in constant motion and all energy eventually manifests (transmutation) and all energy vibrates and moves according to its own rhythm.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Selfish vs Selfless

Growing up I always remember hearing how people, women especially, should pride themselves on putting everyone and everything ahead of themselves.  Women like my grandmother took these roles seriously.  Her home was always immaculate - too much so, it often felt more like a museum than a home.  She worked her entire life as a nurse and I remember her very fondly and admired her sense of duty and responsibility, how disciplined she always was.  The other thing I remember is a woman who was very rigid and always on a schedule, who didn't really take time to have fun. She sincerely believed that "idle hands" were a sin and so she was always working, always doing and I don't remember much of anything she ever did for herself - except listen to baseball games and play solitaire.  I don't remember fun outings to speak of, or any spontanaeity.  I always felt if she had considered herself among her top priorities, that she would have been a true "superwoman".  For her, it was always keeping up the image - and in the process I often felt she became a little lost. 

I have seen this kind of social shaping a lot over the years.  Women who put themselves under so much pressure to be perfect in their career, their home, with their kids, their appearance.  At the end of the day what's left? Is there ever time for spontaneous joy? To pursue the meaning of life or look deeper for one's own passions?

Often we are taught that total self-sacrifice is what it means to be selfless - but I would argue that it should be the other way around.  We cannot give to others what we don't have within ourselves to give.  If we spend our days on empty because we've given all away and received nothing in return - how is that beneficial?  On the other hand, when you take time for yourself and you feel fulfilled, it becomes second nature and much easier to give of yourself to others.  When you allow your own light to shine and give yourself permission to live your truth, in that process itself you give others around you permission to do the same. 

It is not selfish to make yourself a priority when you approach it from the right mindset.  There is a difference between being self-focused and self-centered.  Self-centered people are insecure people who want to be the center of everyone's attention at all costs.  They often play the martyr to garner sympathy and other things of this nature.  Self-focused people are those who work on empowering and strengthening themselves so that they might better inspire and serve those around them. 

Take time to reflect on what is "selfish" and see if what you've been taught has robbed you of the joy of being self-focused.  What we put forth we attract - if we constantly are at the end of our patience, feeling tired, drained, pressured, etc. - that is what we will draw more of.  If, on the other hand, we take time each day to find our center, to give back to ourselves we feel more at peace, more secure in our own identity.  The result is people and circumstances that come into our circle that mirror these qualities back to us.  We begin to find more independent and like-minded people as well as circumstances that are more closely aligned to our true desires/needs. 

Monday, September 3, 2012

It's All in the Attitude

Today I wrote a monster hub on Frugal Living - 101 Tips for Frugal Living you Need to Know as a matter of fact.  It reminded me of an important lesson however that ties in very nicely to law of attraction - mindset. 

Many people think of the subject "Frugal Living" and they think - doing without, sacrifice, scrimping by, not having nice things etc.  This is a poverty mindset - a dis-empowered way of thinking that leads to more of the same.  Remember where thoughts/beliefs go so does our energy. 

I challenged people to look at frugality another way.  View it as a way to embrace simple living, organization, efficiency and empowerment.  Rather than focusing on what you don't have - you start to focus on loving and making the most of what you DO have.  Frugality from an empowered mindset becomes something to strive for and enjoy.  It is not miserly or clinging to what one has out of fear - but embracing simplicity.  Misers are those who fear and cling desperately to a false since of control.  Those who practice simple abundance embrace the simplicity and don't feel that sense of impending doom or financial ruin.  They trust in their resourcefulness and creative thinking.

Those who embrace simple living give up the need for struggle, competition, and the temptation to live beyond their means.  They can let go of struggle with debt and simply enjoy being comfortable and secure in what they've attained.  Those who live simply actually become more generous, because they free up resources and time that they can then extend to others. 

Look at the ways your attitude can empower or rob you in life and make necessary adjustments.  It's often a simple matter of finding and keeping a new perspective.  Rather than focus on not making enough money for example - think of some $50 ideas.  An extra fifty bucks is not a difficult goal to reach.  Perhaps you have a service or good you can offer, maybe you have extra things you can sell on consignment or at a yard sale.  Once you reach that first extra $50 it will inspire you to brainstorm and look for other ways to reach that goal again - because it feels good.  It gives you a sense of accomplishment which leads to inspired action which leads to abundance and prosperity.