TODAY’S INNER POWER TIP: “CLEAR the doubt, RECEIVE the desires!” When what we want most has yet to materialize, it’s often a sign that our intention is still a bit muddled so the Universe can’t get a clear “bead” on it. Doubt is 1 of the biggest muddlers, so picture it being cleared out of your vibrational stream and prepare to receive your heart’s desires as they can now clearly flow to you!
Do you ever get discouraged because something you really really want hasn’t shown up yet?
If you are human and reasonably honest with yourself, the answer is probably a resounding YES! In fact, you might even use even stronger words than discouraged!
It’s disappointing to say the least In this age of “Law of Attraction” , fast food and instant messaging when the object of our desires seems to be forever out of our reach.
And so we make a decision that since we can’t SEE evidence of our prize arriving on our doorstep, that nothing is happening and it’s NEVER going to arrive.
And that is simply NOT TRUE!
You see, our souls as integral parts of the Universe, know EXACTLY what needs to happen in order for that “prize” to become something real and tangible that we can touch here in “real” time. Think of it like a giant cosmic, world-size jigsaw puzzle! Close your eyes for a moment and imagine all the pieces of the puzzle that have to be put in place before the picture is actually revealed!!
Let’s use the example of someone winning the lottery and for our purposes, we’ll call him Joe.
First, Joe has to make a choice, an actual decision, that he wants to buy a ticket. Then he has to make a choice WHERE he will buy the ticket. Then he has to actually go and BUY the ticket. And while Joe is making those choices and taking those actions, the store where he buys the ticket is also making choices and decisions including choosing to sell lottery tickets and going through the process of being a vendor, etc. And, at the same time, there are the exact right number of people that walk into the store and buy tickets, before Joe.
Let’s not forget about all the steps that have to be set into place involving the process of actually determining the winning ticket! Can you see how many steps, decisions and choices – pieces of the puzzle – that have to be aligned before Joe actually finds out he has THE winning ticket and manifests his winnings?
Behind the scenes, the Universe is methodically arranging all of the pieces so that Joe can receive his prize. And what about the pieces AFTER Joe wins the lottery? The bank, the stores where he’ll purchase all the “stuff” he’s been dreaming about, etc.
Can you see the ENORMITY of the energy behind Joe becoming a lottery winner?
It takes a helluva lot of energy to manifest into physical form – and sometimes – arranging all those pieces of the puzzle takes more “time” than we think it “should” and therein lies our disappointment!
Here’s a useful and comforting fact for you: over 90% of physical manifestation happens in the NON-physical BEFORE “the prize” can manifest into physical! WE CAN’T SEE IT while that’s occurring!! But just like we can’t see the 90% of the glacier that’s under water, it doesn’t mean that our prize doesn’t exist!
So the next time you feel that since you don’t have evidence of your heart’s desire on your doorstep, it’s just not coming – remember this article! Don’t lose your focus and don’t let doubt, anger or fear dowse the anticipated joy of the arrival of your prize!
Because another “fact” about how the Law of Attraction works is that how you FEEL has a very direct impact on the “speed” of your manifestation. Every doubtful, fearful, or angry thought is like you holding up a giant STOP sign to the Universe! The good news is that on the other hand, every joyful, grateful and excited thought and feeling becomes a “GO, GO, GO” sign to the Universe!
I believe our lives are meant to be filled with joy and all the good things in life! Use your infinite inner power of FREE WILL to create that in your life this week!
Choose to believe you CAN have it!
It IS yours!
And you DO deserve it!
And so it is.
TODAY’S INNER POWER TIP: The amount of joy you can experience is limited to the amount of joy you ALLOW YOURSELF to experience. Create new neuropathways for joy by focusing your mind, body and spirit on the people/places/things and experiences that make you FEEL happy, bring a smile to your face and lift your spirit! Replay THOSE mind-movies over and over and over again and soon you will have a multi-lane motorway bringing your heart’s desires direct to your door!
TODAY’S INNER POWER TIP: Clearly when we abuse ourselves with self-flagellation, we are NOT accessing or coming from our Infinite Inner Power. If you find yourself holding the whip and chains AGAIN, and worse still, they seem glued to your hands, try repeating this affirmation as a mantra “GRACE and COMPASSION flow through me now!” Say it again, and again, and again, and again, until you can feel your hands unclench, and your heart re-align with the Divine You! Oh YES! That feels better now doesn’t it?
Are you treating yourself like royalty?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably have heard and/or seen plenty of photos and video of the Royal Wedding. I joyfully admit to getting up at 1am here on the West Coast to take in the spectacle of it all! I also admit that I reset the alarm for 2am and caught the extra hour of rest when I realized that the first hour was gonna be BOORRRRIIINNNNGGGG – at least to me! But at 2amPT when the real festivities began I was glued to the set, albeit curled up on my pillows with the Lovely Lola Rainbow snoring blissfully beside me!
Perhaps because I lived just outside of London from 1996 to 2004, and was married to an Englishman for 14 years – the event had a little bit of an increased significance to me. I’ve been to Westminster Abbey and I actually had the privilege of touring inside Buckingham Palace in 1996 when it was briefly opened to special tours to raise funds for the reparation of Windsor Castle (the Queen’s ancestral home just outside London) after a devastating fire there. In fact, I’ve even been to Easter Services at the Chapel at Windsor Castle and saw the Queen, Prince Charles and some of the royal family as they made a special point to greet the crowd upon exiting the service! What fun!!!
And because I am currently a single woman, creating and intending for my next husband-wedding-marriage, I was all the more drawn into the entire ceremony along with the traditional pomp and circumstance! What woman doesn’t want to picture herself as a princess on her wedding day marrying the handsome prince? : )
This morning, as I was sitting in the warm sun, with a gentle breeze, drinking my favorite blend of coffee, I was replaying some of the festivities in my head – well, to be more accurate, in my heart. Energetically, I had a very strong connection to the events. I felt the joy, the love, the tradition, the sense of value and loyalty amongst the family and friends, but also amongst the thousands who thronged the route and celebrated the joyous occasion alongside the participants.
And it made me think about how I could incorporate some of those feelings into MY life – and how that could benefit all of us!
So let me ask you a question that may seem a bit harsh on first reading. Do you treat yourself like a commoner? Of course I am NOT a proponent of the idea of “classes” of people – I believe we are all one, connected to one Universal mind, and all equal in the eyes of a loving God – but stick with me here on the analogy for a minute OK?
Another tidbit I caught that Friday was former royal Chef Darren McGrady on Oprah’s show about the wedding. Chef McGrady is the person who created the recipe for the chocolate biscuit cake that Prince William chose for the wedding. The Chef told a brief story about what happens when the Queen would request ice cream for the young Prince when he used to visit her after school for tea. The procedure is the Queen rings for a Page and requests the ice cream, the Page calls down to the kitchen, the kitchen calls the staff who maintains the crystal to bring a dish, the staff who maintain the linens are contacted to bring a napkin, the staff who maintain the silver bring the silver serving tray, AND THEN the pastry staff finally scoops the ice cream to be delivered up to the Queen and her guests!!!
WOW!!! That’s a lot of hands in the proverbial ice cream isn’t it ??? LOL!
But what really got me thinking about that story was how we treat ourselves more so in our minds, but also in our physical surroundings. Do you feel DESERVING of using the “good” dishes to serve yourself? Are you your own loyal servant – in the best sense of that term – meaning – do you RESPECT yourself to look after yourself and your loved ones with care and a sense of honor and duty? Duty in the sense of a a treasured responsibility – a privilege to serve yourself and your loved ones – not as an “obligation”?
It’s been my experience that most of us, as a general rule, do not recognize ourselves as the Divine Beings that we truly are. Divine as in a special gift to the planet – and in that sense – like royalty – holding a unique and extraordinary place in society. I believe each of us is “royal” in that sense don’t you?
You are exceptional, inimitable, distinctive, irreplaceable and rare! Your contributions , gifts and talents are matchless!!! There is no one like you on this planet, or even in this Universe!!!!
THAT is how we “should” treat ourselves! Yes I used the “S” word – but in this case I think it’s appropriate!
If we think of ourselves in terms of our distinctiveness and our uniqueness, we will have the self-talk and actions that go along with that won’t we? When we BELIEVE those qualities about ourselves then we begin to treat ourselves in a “royal” manner yes? Not like a proverbial commoner!
Be MINDFUL your thoughts and your actions for the next 24 hours! See where you treat yourself like a Prince or Princess or where you fall short. Listen to the mind chatter! If it’s treating you like Cinderella’s wicked step-mother then SNAP OUT OF IT! Remember who you REALLY TRULY are!!!!
Live YOUR life with all of the ESSENCE of the pomp and circumstance of the royal family!
Because you ARE exceptional, inimitable, distinctive and irreplaceable!
How wonderful will our world be when we ALL believe and practice that? Let’s start now!!!
Here’s a toast to you and your Majesty!!!
TODAY’S INNER POWER TIP: Powerful emotions tend to take us off center, and when we are off-center our Inner Power cannot be at it’s peak. Practice returning to the PRESENT MOMENT frequently throughout the day. It is one of the best ways to return to center — our Divine Being — where peace and unconditional love prevail. Namaste. [And thank you to my Yoga Teacher and Friend Catherine Cobeaga for the reminder.]
TODAY’S INNER POWER TIP: Repeat this affirmation —–> “My AMAZING life just gets BETTER and BETTER!!!!” It’s all in your perception you know! If you have running water, clothes on your back and some crackers in the cupboard your life is AMAZING! If you can breathe, wiggle your fingers, and your hair grows — your life is AMAZING! If you have someone to love and someone who loves you — your life is AMAZING!! SEE???? It’s Better and Better already isn’t it??
Bless yourself, exactly as you are NOW,
in this holy instant.
It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for me. I went on my annual birthday cruise a couple of weeks ago which didn’t turn out as I had anticipated partly due to the fact that I had a fall on the 2nd day of the trip and slammed into the side of a row of theatre seats with absolutely no grace and resulting in some stunning bruises!
The overall effect on my body was mostly just shock thank goodness — nothing broken, nothing sprained but another interesting outcome was that all I really wanted to do the rest of the cruise was sleep. And since it was vacation — sleep I did — albeit at least part of the time out in the sunshine!
I found the flight home particularly grueling which surprised me also — again — just totally exhausted and unable to sleep on the plane because we were squished in like sardines. I went to bed shortly after arriving home, slept most of Monday and by Tuesday, realized I was now getting a cold. I haven’t had a cold in nearly 2 years best I can recall.
As conscious creators of out life experiences — we know that none of these circumstances happened without our being in vibrational alignment with them — and therein lies the challenge for all of us! How do we take responsibility for creating what we perceive and judge as undesirable situations without making ourselves wrong — and indeed — having the perception and judgment of “undesirable”!
The affirmation at the top of the page is my resolution of the situation. If we simply bless ourselves, our lives, the current moment — EXACTLY as it is . . . then we take the sting — the judgment — the mis-perception — out of the equation and return to the state of ALL IS WELL AND IN DIVINE ORDER.
It is ONLY in that state that we can maintain alignment with our Highest Good! It is that state that creates the magnetic forces (literally as in “quantum physics”) that draws our Good, our Joy, our Peace and our Inner Power to us.
So, next time you catch yourself judging yourself, a situation in your life, a circumstance as “wrong” or “undesirable” . . . bless it and bless YOU for creating it . . . it is simply an opportunity for you to re-choose to align with your Divine Spirit!
ALL IS WELL AND IN DIVINE ORDER!
Have a great week!
“Follow-Through” . . . . .UGGHHH? or YAY????
I’ll be honest. My first thought when I hear those words “follow-thru” is UGGGGGGHHHHH! BIG TIME!
It comes from years and years of making promises to myself (and others) that I wasn’t able to keep at the time. Wasn’t able because I wasn’t willing. Wasn’t willing because it was either the wrong choice for me at the time or I was too afraid . . . or both!
So . . . “follow-thru” isn’t really a phrase you will hear me use very often.
But right now . . . . “follow-thru” is a critical phrase for me and probably for you too.
Because WITHOUT “follow-thru” it is highly unlikely you will get where you want to go to, no matter how much you say you “want” to.
Follow-thru is about taking ACTION. It’s about DOING not just dreaming. It’s about manifesting into PHYSICAL form because we are spiritual beings who have chosen (this time ’round at least) to have a PHYSICAL human experience.
Follow-thru is about writing this blog post. Not THINKING about writing the blog post. Not WISHING I would write the blog post. Not FLOGGING MYSELF because I haven’t YET written the blog post. It’s about WRITING the bloody blog post!
And the mere act of following-thru with ACTION . . . is the key that unlocks the golden door of manifestation. Because when we ACT, all of the power of the Universe is activated on our behalf. Did you realize that?
The Universe can only match the vibration we give out. If we give out the “I’ll do it later” vibe . . . then we get “I’ll get it later” vibes returned. That’s how the Law of Attraction works. It’s straight quantum physics that part. So “wishing” we’d take that next step forward brings us more wishes and more opportunities to keep wishing!
But actually TAKING the step forward . . . well . . . WOW! . . . that opens up a whole ‘nother Universe . . . literally! It opens up the Universe of Infinite Possibility . . . because in our act of stepping forward, in our ACT of taking ACTion . . . we send out a vibe to the Universe that says “I’m READY! Let’s HIT IT! NOW please!”
And THEN the Universe says . . . . “GREAT! Hold onto your hat! ” . . . .
In our act of DOING instead of wishing or hoping or berating or stalling or whatever word you want to insert there . . . our act of DOING sends out a ripple effect of bringing into physical form that which we are showing our desire for by our ACTion.
Do you get how powerful that is?
Do you get how powerful YOU are?
Do you get that that tiny little wee baby step that feels so f’ing monumental . . . MATTERS? Matters BIG TIME?
And let’s be really clear here! It’s not “which” step you take. It doesn’t matter whether you choose to go forward or backward or left or right . . . the only thing that matters is the DO-ing. WHICHEVER step you take, the forward momentum of your vibration will lead you to the next step . . . and ultimately . . if you keep taking those itsy bitsy teeny weeny little steps . . . ultimately you WILL . . . WIHTOUT A DOUBT . . . manifest what you are seeking OR something even BETTER!
I know the fear can seem awfully real.
I know you can easily fall into the trap of believing False Evidence Appearing Real.
And that’s OK . . . . for a while . . . .
But please, oh please, oh PRETTY PLEASE do NOT let it KEEP you stuck.
Bookmark this post and come back and read it when you notice you are NOT moving forward with whatever it is.
Read it AGAIN to remind you of your TRUTH!
The Truth that you are a Glorious Child of a Loving God. The Truth that JOY is your divine birthright by CHOICE!
The truth of quantum physics and the fundamental principle of the Law of Attraction . . . .
What you think about . . . you bring about . . . and if you are only THINKING it . . . that is NOT a PHYSICAL form . . . DO-ing it makes it a physical reality.
DO ing the little bitty baby step . . . NOW!
Not an hour from now.
Not next week.
Do it NOW because you DESERVE it.
Then do it AGAIN because of how GREAT you feel because YOU DID IT!
DANCE OF JOY!!
And oh please, please share it with us here below in the comments section so we can all celebrate with you. When Joy is shared it multiplies exponentially!
How fun to think of all of us doing the Dance of Joy for everyone who leaves a comment below because they TOOK THE STEP!
I gave up mind-f**king myself this year.
It is part of my intention to love myself more – the unconditional kind of way – like the Universe and how I believe God loves me.
And so . . . the Universe is presenting me with lots of opportunities to confirm that I’m sure about that. It’s called the Law of Opposites – which I’m now consciously aware of (thank goodness) thanks to my friend and healer extraordinaire Leeza Robertson.
One of the ways I screw myself in the head is by using my intellect against me! Because I have the gift of being able to see all sides of an issue and I can do that with relatively no effort, I regularly feel like the little silver ball in a pinball machine, being flipped around from one end of the machine to the other with all the points going DING DING DING – look over here!!!! Of course the big problem there is that *** I’m*** the one in control of the paddles!!!!
It’s a cacophony in my head and I tell you it’s one of my biggest challenges so it’s no surprise that now that I’ve sent my intention to move THROUGH it . . . I’m creating situations to do just that!
Here’s an example:
My dryer recently needed repair and the home warranty company sent John out. He was (is) a VERY nice man who went out of his way to assist me, for which I am VERY grateful! It turns out I had a substantial repair bill so he had to call the warranty company for authorization. The warranty company gave me a choice of taking the cash of the cost of the repair (to be used towards my own purchase of a new dryer) or proceeding with the actual repair.
After considering my options briefly while the warranty guy was on hold, I chose to proceed with the repair because frankly, I was going out of town in a few days and didn’t want the hassle or the expense of shopping and arranging for installation of a new unit.
I consented to the repair with the home warranty guy, the home warranty guy authorized John for the repair and the phone call was over.
And then . . .
The pinball machine started in my head!
“Well maybe I should have gotten a new unit. I could wait till I get back. I’d have a brand new unit. But no, I don’t want to bother with it then either. Way too much hassle. ”
Yada, Yada, Yada . . . . the little silver ball was racking up points like mad!!!!!
And then . . . the AHA moment kicked in!
I suddenly and DELICIOUSLY realized that . . . .
I could make ANY choice I WANTED!!!!!!
Just because I had the SKILLS to see every side of an issue, and just because it had become a pattern for me originally ingrained by my [always-logical-never-emotional] lawyer-father – did NOT mean I had to always USE the skills for EVERY damn decision!!!!!
I’m telling you that was an ENTIRELY new concept to me!!!
For over 50 years I’ve examined every side of every issue, to the best of my ability, like it was a life or death case. That’s how I was raised. My father valued ration and logic over just about EVERYTHING. If I could use a logical, rational argument about almost anything – I not only received my Dad’s praise, but if it was something I physically wanted, I frequently would get it by being logical and rational.
But if I used emotion – AT ALL – or if I was just a kid who “wanted it” for the sake of “wanting it” – then I was pretty much guaranteed a definite NO which was also frequently followed by a “go to your room” or more dire consequences.
Light bulb moment!!!
I just turned 57 years old!!!! Dad went up with the angels in 2009!! And I’ve been on my own and out from his roof since I was 17 anyway!!!!
So I can give myself permission to make any damn decision I want! Rational or NOT!! Emotional or NOT!
MY choice!! As long as I can align with it and feel good about it because those are MY values and MY life principles these days!
HAPPY DANCE TIME!!!!
See if you can catch yourself the next time you start second guessing yourself. Pause a minute and determine whether you are just playing out an old pattern. Ask yourself whether that is serving you well TODAY!
And if the answer is NO . . . . then make a conscious, current decision to build a new pattern that DOES serve you. Ask the Universe to help you if you want.
And of course . . . .
I’m here for you also!
Here’s to happy, CONSCIOUS, aligned decisions and choices!!!