Monday, December 8, 2014

Stayed Prayed Up

You cannot lose your connection to your power source - regardless of what you call or how you define that source.

The way that you stay plugged in that source is through communication.

I used to think that prayer was this ritualistic, formal process that included a lot of posturing and big spiritual words and must include scriptures and a lot of other things that were really overwhelming.

I have since learned that a lot of what I learned about prayer was really performance for a Sunday service designed to create emotional response.

Not to say that reciting of scripture and formality in prayer and other traditions surrounding praying in church are not valid and do not have a place in your prayer life.

What I am saying is that I had no clue how to turn that form of prayer into something that worked for my personal relationship with my Creator and the Spirit within me.

I know now that prayer can simply be defined as communicating with God, talking to Him.  I can speak simple words to convey gratitude, worship, praise and to petition.  And I know that I must do it on more than an occasional basis.  Because really, think about it, the relationships that you care most about, you give the most attention, make them a priority.

I urge you to make regular communication with your power source as much of a priority.

Miracles and Blessings...
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Monday, December 1, 2014

Control negative thoughts.

Turn negativity in to positivity,
Find the silver lining.
Look for the positive.

These are the things that I am telling MYSELF today.  For some reason, the past couple of days have left me in a bit of a funk. I am normally the first person to send out good vibes.

I have even appointed myself the "Ambassador of Goodness and Light."  However, there are days when I struggle with the goodness and light part of it.

It is then that I know that I have to dig deep and rely on the power of the routines that I have in place in my life. I cannot wait until "I feel like it."  I just have to do it.

I have to push back the negativity that is coming from some unknown place in my psyche and move towards the light.  I have to control the negative thoughts and consciously work to replace them with positive, self-encouraging, self-motivating truths that I know about myself.

So, I bid you and MYSELF a wonderful, positive and productive day.

Miracles and Blessings...
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Monday, November 24, 2014

Celebrate Each Day

Every day we have reasons to be thankful, to be joyful, to be glad, to rejoice......even on Mondays.

Even Mondays are days that life has gifted us with and given us countless opportunities to make the choices that will bring us closer to our truest selves, our best lives, our greatest success.

So many times, we begrudge Monday as the interruption of the life we prefer to live.  The day that we have to get back to "the grind."

It is my desire for you that you begin to co-create the life that brings you day after day after day that you are living the exact life that you have intended, that you have desired, that you have designed, that you were purposed for.

After all, that's why are all here - to live the life that we were purposed to live and to celebrate that life.

Miracles and Blessings...
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Monday, November 17, 2014

Continually Seek Enlightment

Walking in the knowledge of true self is the greatest gift that we can give to ourselves.  There are so many things that distract us from our ability to sit quiet with ourselves.

We start the day with morning news shows, morning radio, morning Facebook and any other manner of things that adds to the collective noise inside of our minds that do not allow us to connect with the spirit within.

When is the last time you took a few minutes during the first part of your day to just sit quietly and listen to your breath?  Awareness of our breath as continual proof of our existence and our connection to the Universe and all things within it is key to starting the day in a state of gratitude and awe.

For it is truly AWE-some to be alive.  And I don't mean awesome in the way of the word as an adjective.  I mean it in the way that full of awe and wonder.

To walk in the awareness of that AWE-someness is life changing and it is enlightening.  For really, enlightenment is expanded awareness.  It is my hope that we can all move closer towards that awareness, that state of enlightenment.

Miracles and Blessings...
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Monday, November 10, 2014

Embrace Inner Peace

"Peace is your position of power."
Joel Osteen

Please understand that if you let nothing shake you from your position of peace you will remain in control of whatever situation comes your way.

Peace in the midst of chaos is proof of power from the inside out.  It is proof that despite the fact that everything around you is going wrong, you know that you know that you know that everything is going to end up alright.

Peace in the face of adversity or provocation is your faith in action.  It is your message to whatever it is that is challenging you that your God is in control - that you KNOW the Universe is conspiring on your behalf right this moment to advance and promote you in spite of.

Hold your peace.  A peaceful countenance is an unbroken connection to your inner spirit and your higher power.

Miracles and Blessings...
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Know Your "Why"

"We all fall off plan. Your "why" is the reason you get back on plan. Imagine your "why" being an anchor that's strong enough to survive the mightiest storms."Mark McDonald

Knowing why you want something is as important as knowing what you want.  Because your why will keep you going far longer than your what.

It is important to know what you want to do as a career.  It is critical to know how that connects your life's purpose.

It is fine to know that you want to be rich.  It is key to know why you want to be rich and what you want to do with those riches.

It is good to know that you want to lose a certain amount of weight. It is better to consider why you are pursuing a healthy lifestyle.

Knowing what you want is connected to your goal. Knowing why you want it is connected to your vision.

Knowing why you want something is as important as knowing what you want.  Because your why will keep you going far longer than your what.

Miracles and Blessings.
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Watch Your Words

"Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?"
Classic line from the Rush Hour comedy, spoken by Chris Tucker's character to Jackie Chan's.

My question to you is to do you understand the power of the words that come out of yours?

Words can come to life.  What we put out into the Universe has the power to manifest regardless of whether that it was we actually intend or not.

With that being said, we should take care to make certain that what we are putting into action with our words are reflective of our true desires and our true selves.  Otherwise, we put ourselves in jeopardy of calling situations into our lives that are not in our best interests.

And please realize that in order to watch what is coming out of our mouths, we must first consider what we are allowing into our minds.

Miracles and Blessings...
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Embrace YOUR Happy

Don't *nobody* know your "happy" like you know your "happy."  Or at least no one should.

As soon as I typed this, I thought to ask you, "You do know what makes you happy, right?"  I will even take it a step back, "Do you know what happy feels like to YOU?"  Not what your parents think is happy.  Not what society and the ad/marketing/media machine has told you is happy.  But what really makes YOU happy.

If you don't know what your happy feels like, you need to take some time to get away from "noise" so that you can get to a place of quiet and really take a look inside to define your "happy."

I can honestly say that at the point that I really took a self-evaluation and got away from opinions outside of myself, I learned that I was making "happy" way too complicated.  My "happy" is very simple.  And I embrace those simple things that make feel my happiest.

I wish the same for you.

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Miracles and Blessings...

Monday, October 6, 2014

Sometimes, encourage yourself.

We spend time encouraging others.  Offering bits of advice to motivate and sharing words of inspiration within our circle.

It is what we instinctively do in our connection to other human spirits.  We cheer. We support.  We build up.  We rally behind.  We encourage those in our circle and sometimes, even complete strangers, to be their best.

Usually, when we do that, we have those that return the favor.  Most of us have some system of support that stands behind or beside of us who are our source of motivation.  There are also times when you have to be able to encourage yourSELF.

You should have a script of self talk that is positive and motivating that drowns out all of the negative, defeatist thoughts that wander through our minds and take up residence if left unchecked.  Unchecked negativity is often our greatest obstacle to achieving our true destiny.

So, take some time today to celebrate yourSELF.  Take some time to love yourSELF.  Take some time to be kind to yourSELF.  Take some time to encourage yourSELF.

Miracles and Blessings...
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Set your intentions.

After my recent experience at Oprah's Life You Want weekend, I have done a much better job of committing to daily meditation and prayer.  It is something that I'd had a desire to do, would do here and there, but would not stay with long enough to have it become a part of my daily ritual.  In fact, I haven't done it today, but will as soon as I finish this post.

The LYW weekend reinforced some themes that had been presenting themselves (and even re-introducing themselves) to me in various ways over the recent past.  I know that I can read back on some of my posts and find these themes in what I've written in the past.

Among them, living an intentional life.  Deciding what I want my life to look like and actively designing that life.

In order to live an intentional life, you must first set an intention for that life - create the blueprint.  However once you set the overview, you must go forward setting an intention for each day.

So, if there were something that I would add to my three words for the day - it would be the word daily.

Set your intentions daily.  It is what will keep you on course for the intentional life that you want to have.

Miracles and Blessings
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