Posts Tagged ‘success’
Some spiritual seekers tend to be very keen on beating the drum of prosperity, and becoming fixated on the Law of Attraction and manifesting abundance, which is too often merely a thinly disguised obsession with material wealth and earthly comforts.
Most of us simply take too much for granted every day. We experience so many blessings of joy, beauty, forgiveness, protection and Divine grace, which we seldom acknowledge in our lives. We always have something to be grateful, or thankful for, no matter how difficult times may be. As a species we are very good at complaining about what we don’t have, but we seem to find it difficult to give thanks for what we do have. Read the rest of this entry »
I recently ran into my good friend Susie, whom I had not seen in a while. After exchanging the usual pleasantries, Susie told me how she was not so happy with her present circumstances, especially since she had paid a substantial fee to attend a course on how to manifest success in particular areas of her life.
The course promoted the use of a vision board. The idea was to focus on what her actual desire was and then create a visual of this intention. For example, if she wanted a new home she was to cut out a picture from a magazine that closely resembled the home she would like to own, and then she had to place that on her vision board. The same would be true if she wanted a new car. If it was a new relationship she was seeking, she could cut out a picture of a happy-looking couple and add it to her dream board. Read the rest of this entry »
Have you ever followed the progress of an athlete training for the Olympics? The loyalty and commitment to their end goals can be wholly inspiring.
Nothing will impede the true competitor from achieving the gold that their heart is set on. We see these people getting up at the crack of dawn, practicing for hours at a stretch, often missing family gatherings or pleasurable moments with family and friends.
What drives them to this degree? Is it all worth it after all, and what does this mean for us ordinary human beings? Do we believe it is only certain chosen ones who will stick to this task and see it to completion, even if the desired results is not reached? Or is such persistence something we are all capable of? Read the rest of this entry »
What is faith? Really good question! I was raised an atheist and was taught that life and all that happened was solely the result of my own efforts. This meant that all failure was my own fault and all success came from my own efforts.
Whew! This kind of thinking is the heart of American culture, isn’t it? Just do it. No fear. Even the New Age-ers state: “Well, if it happened to you it is because you were thinking it.” The ultimate guilt trip. This means I can have no bad thoughts, or they will manifest like the devil itself and it will be all my own fault.
I know for a fact the New Age-ers are wrong, because with the amount of pain and tough issues I have had to process (so far) I should have blow Earth up at least five times by now. Read the rest of this entry »
A former work associate, whom I hadn’t heard from in several years, recently called me to touch base. She asked me how I was doing and out popped my words: “I am in my element! I am working from home, doing what I love and surrounded by my menagerie of many”.
After we ended the call, I began analyzing what I had just said, and just what “being in my element” really meant, because it isn’t a term I use regularly. It made me more aware of how I had specifically set my intention and manifested the actual circumstances I wanted to work in, even though, right now, I am in the process of manifesting them on another continent! Read the rest of this entry »
Your hopes, your dreams, your wishes and aspirations, all of your visions for your life are stacked together in your own little basket of hope. I have one. So does my neighbor, and my best friend too. Be it in our minds, or on paper, we all have that little basket of hope. Or one could even go so far as to call it a “bucket list”. I call it my “basket of hope”. Same difference.
Recently I had the misfortune of coming across a “basket thief” – kind of like a horse whisperer or a dog whisperer, except not nearly the positive experience either one of the above can bring. A basket thief doesn’t come to you to whisper in your ear about your hopes and your dreams. They don’t even really care about your hopes and dreams. What they do care about is you putting aside said hopes and dreams in order to help them achieve theirs. Read the rest of this entry »
More and more of my clients are coming to me with questions about money and finances. I find this interesting, because I specialize in relationships, yet I find the answers that are coming forward from their guides to be very similar, whether they were asking about love or money.
Whenever a synchronicity like this appears in my life I know to pay attention, get curious and ask questions, because I know Spirit is teaching me something.
What came forward was extraordinary. I discovered that how we handle money is exactly how we handle our personal energy. It is how we operate in relationships, and it is how we ultimately treat ourselves. Read the rest of this entry »
Most of our lives are manifested from a place of lack, and not from a place of intent. This begins the moment we no longer received that loving response to a behavior that was originally considered “cute.” It usually happens around the age of eighteen months to two years. From there on out we come from a place of corrective thinking and process, or as I choose to call it, “poverty thinking.”
As we grow older and start going to school the process continues, not to build on what gifts we use or have, but on what is missing and how to correct what is lacking.
Oh, and by the way, we don’t get to choose that standard either, this is just an observation. Don’t get me wrong, if the standard wasn’t there you would not be able to read or comprehend what I have typed here, so there is validity in a commonality of process to lead to a platform to enhance understanding. Read the rest of this entry »