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Best of 2008: Peace, Faith, Love and Hope

 

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The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

-Allan K. Chalmers

 

 

 

Another year has come and gone and another fast approaching.  This year, 2008, was rather trying and glorious at the same time.  As with each year that passes, I enjoy moments of reflection while walking a thin line, as not to cross over into the dreadful woulda, shoulda, couldas. 

As a reformed type A, goal oriented, “plan A-plan B-and back up planC” personality, I want to take some time to think about the highlights and lowlights (contrast is important – helps one clearly focus on what is wanted as opposed to what is not) of 2008.  You ever notice how the lowlights can be highlights as well?   The lowlights leads us to new depths in our journey in this beautiful lifetime.

Lowlights:

  • Lived fearful for much of the year
  • Two businesses failed
  • Severed several relationships (too toxic)
  • Moved from my home of 10 years

Highlights:

  • A clear business plan has been unveiled to me
  • Nurtured friendships and shared more love
  • Moved into a beautiful new home
  • Moved to a new state
  • Let go of stress, strain and resistance
  • Adopted an attitude of gratitude
  • Learned to trust my inner spirit, intuition

There were frightening moments, like when I made the decision to leave my marriage and move to another state.  The decision was made in less than 10 minutes.  I was faced with a decision to move from misery and into a more peaceful and blissful state (of course I didn’t know that at the time) all within a matter of minutes.  You are not stuck in your circumstance.  You have choices, make the ones that are best for you.

When I moved I left behind my businesses, my home and my life as I had know it for 18 years.  But, the relief that I felt when I made the decision to move forward was the most peace I had ever felt in my life.

So, as you are faced with decisions this upcoming year, search for feelings of joy.  Trust your intution that you are making the right decision for yourself.  This is risky, because you will have to become comfortable with being selfish.  It gets easier the more you do it, trust me!

The constrast from last year to this new year is: I am facing the upcoming year with a deliberate hope as opposed to living in fear last year. 

New things are on the horizon for me and I am open to allowing it in, I wish this for you too!  Happy New Year! 

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Peace

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The Law of Attraction

 

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TODAY

Early last year, I was divinely introduced to spirituality.  A good friend, Maria called one afternoon.  Her exact words to me were, “girrrrl, my mother just called to say Oprah has guests on her show are involved in a book called The Secret you should check it out”.  I didn’t hesitate to turn the channel to my favorite talk show host, Ms. Oprah Winfrey.

As I sat there watching my television that February afternoon, my heart began to dance with excitement.  That was the first time I heard about this concept–the law of attraction.  And somehow, it resonated with my soul.  I was alive and yearning for more information.  

That day, I searched the internet for more and the days that followed, I found myself wandering the aisles of new and used bookstores.  While visiting a used bookstore in my town, I came across a book that became my favorite jewel, Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain.   

Although, I enjoyed watching the movie The Secret, it just didn’t offer any practical tips for applying the “secret” into my everyday life.  Besides, I wanted more for myself on a deeper level.  I just did not want to focus on money and manifesting material things.  What I found in reading Shakti’s book, Creative Visualization, was a very practical guide to visualization.  She offered her experiences and how her search for spirituality was unveiled and how these techniques led her to her lifes work.

It was reading this book, that I learned multiple meditation and clearing techniques.  I began to achieve results immediately.  I started to practice everyday, morning and night.  After two months of visualizing my perfect life on the screen of my mind, I was sitting in my brand new offices located in downtown Hartford, Connecticut.  I thought, “wow” this definitely does work. 

It was great initially, but I soon realized that continuous practice is necessary to achieve my desired results.  Especially during stressful times, you know those times when you cannot conceive a positive thought, let alone visualize a perfect life or scenario.  It was especially hard for me when my business was slow or nearly non-existent. 

As my business accumen was tested, I became stressed out and fearful.  As you may know, negative energy and creative visualization doesn’t create the perfect combination for success.  So, I stopped my creative visualization practice.  Soon after, I became depressed and withdrawn. 

I still had a yearning in my spirit, an unsettling.  There was more for me to seek and find.  I soon discovered, EFT, NLP, Hypnosis, more information about the law of attraction, Abraham-Hicks, Seth, meditation,  and mind mapping to name a few. 

Today, my heart is filled with a burning desire to learn more.  An unquenchable thirst lies within my core to share what I have learned and know to be true for me with others.  I will use this platform as a means to share my discoveries with you, my new friends in spirit.

Enjoy!  *muah*lips01

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