AFFIRMATION – RELEASING YOUR HABIT

My mind is full of peace, poise, balance, and equilibrium. The infinite lies stretched in smiling repose within me. I am not afraid of anything in the past, the present, or the future. The Infinite Intelligence of my subconscious mind leads, guides, and directs me in all ways.

I now meet every situation with faith, poise, calmness, and confidence. I am now completely free from the habit. My mind is full of inner peace, freedom, and joy. I forgive myself, therefore I am forgiven. Peace and confidence reign supreme in my mind.

Dreaming One Step at a Time

I truly believe a life without dreams is a life without hope. Hope for a little something in your life, or hope for an exciting future all begins with an idea. Ideas and dreams require you to take action if it is to become a reality in your life.

The question is, “How do you do that?”

Lets begin by putting your dream in writing. Write it down on a piece of paper. For example, “My dream is to attend University next year.”

The second step is take one small step towards that goal. What can you do right now to make your dream a reality? Now, if you do nothing towards reaching that dream, what are the chances of it becoming a reality? The answer is simple, “You have no chance of making any dream a reality without taking some sort of action towards it.” Dreaming without action is futile. Dreaming without action leaves you with just a dream.

However, dreaming partnered with action can lead you success. Your choice, your way!

Most people don’t even begin to chase their dream because of pessimistic attitude. Learn to become an optimist. Don’t let your end goal overwhelm you with impossibility. For instance, perhaps you already perceive a hurdle of not having enough money to attend University. At this early point in your goals try to ignore that.

For a moment try to imagine the great inventors of our history looking at the end goal and becoming overwhelmed. Where would we be today if Thomas Edison took his ingenious goal of inventing electricity and let it overwhelm him with impossibilities?

Take on an optimistic attitude. Take one baby step at a time. Baby steps lead to steps, steps lead to strides and strides lead to goal accomplishment. The question to ask yourself is, “What is one small step I can take right here, right now, to help make my dream a reality?” It is important to take that first step because it will lead you to the next step, then to the next step, then to the next step until it is accomplished.

Start where you are right now. Just begin and each step will lead you closer to your dream goal. Of course you might encounter obstacles. You can conquer each obstacle placed in your path with enough determination to reach your dream goal.

The truth is, in the end it all boils down to just one thing, “How much do you want to achieve your dream goal?”

Take that first step to move from dreamer to achiever today…

…make a commitment to your dream…
…be determined to achieve that dream…
…greet each obstacle with faith and keep moving forward…
…refuse to be defeated…
…and NEVER, ever give up!

What are you willing to do to accomplish your dream goal?

Here is a summary formula to attain your dream goal(s):

#1 – Your DREAM begins with an idea

#2 – Set your first GOAL to begin right now

#3 – Take one STEP at a time

#4 – ACCOMPLISH your final dream goal

Positive Affirmations Help Create a New Life

Affirmations can be used to create a continuous flow of positive thoughts into your subconscious mind, thereby, helping you create a new life. From the time you wake in the morning your mind is on constant chatter with thousands of thoughts, all day long. Did you know your thoughts are on automatic pilot? You might be interested to learn most of these automatic thoughts are totally ignored by your conscious mind.

These thoughts, which I prefer to label as your “Chatterbox”, are most likely negative in nature, compliments of your childhood experiences. The negative Chatterbox was birthed through well-meaning adults trying to conform you into the little person they wanted you to become. Unfortunately, most baby boomers were programmed through unhealthy tactics such as shaming, belittling, anger and/or corporal punishment. In short, we learned to live in our own private world that involved beating up on ourselves, using thousands of negative thoughts per day.

To make matters worse, it is said, “What we think about we bring about.” Look around your life right now. What you see is what you have created through the power of thought. You might like what you see ~ you might not. If your life is not what you want, if there is room for improvement, if you want to create change, please read on…

You possess the power to reprogram your negative Chatterbox making it your best possible ally. One such tool for change is creating positive affirmations. First, you have to figure out what it is you do want. What is the change you want to see in your life? Perhaps you want more money to get out of debt. Would you like to get a better job? Maybe you are unemployed wishing for a job, period. Does your heart yearn for a loving partner to share your life with? To improve your life you must at least have a good idea of what you want to change. Take some time to create a wish list for your life.

With your “wish list” in hand, you can now begin to create some affirmations. Let’s say you want more money to get out debt. Your first thought for an affirmation might be, “I want to get out of debt.” Let’s review this statement:

– “I want” will keep your life in the state of wanting
– “get out of debt” will keep your mind focused on debt, thereby, not creating a life free of debt

One possible positive affirmation for wanting more money to get out of debt would be, “I am so happy and grateful to be living a life full of financial abundance.” Let’s review this statement:

– “I am” a strong statement for the most powerful self to emerge
– “so happy” will attach a positive emotion
– “and grateful” expressing your gratitude is important
– “to be living” states the affirmation in present tense (as if you are living it NOW)
– “a life full of financial abundance” states the goal you want to achieve

Affirmations are of no use unless you use them as a daily tool as follows:

1. Write/type the affirmations on paper or index cards
2. Post them around your home, in your vehicle and/or around your work space
3. Speak your affirmations (aloud if possible) every morning upon waking
4. Take your time, concentrate on the words of the affirmations
5. Feel the emotion of having already achieved your affirmations
6. It is useful to look in the mirror while speaking your affirmations
7. Smile and feel good about the affirmations
8. Speak your affirmations (aloud if possible) every night before going to sleep
9. During the day, replace your negative thoughts with one of your positive affirmations
10. Be patient, it takes time ~ repeat, repeat, repeat your affirmations day in and day out

Taking the time to create, and properly use, positive affirmations can literally change your life!

Do It Your Way

Are you bombarded with thoughts of, “I should”? Let me shine some light on what the “shoulds” in your life actually represent. Once again, it is a habit of your internal Chatterbox putting you down. It is constantly chattering to you about what you “should” do. It is created through others expectations. Yes, that’s what I said, “Other’s expectations of what THEY think YOU should do!”

It is your mind working against you. You somehow own obligations to do something you feel you SHOULD do. For instance, perhaps you believe you should go to work everyday. The truth is, you have choices. Each and every choice will cause you to take some form of action. Your actions with then provide you with natural rewards or consequences. For example:

(1) You could go to work. If you go to work faithfully you gain just rewards. You earn an income to pay for all of your living expenses.

(2) You could stay home. If you stay home on a regular basis you just might end up in the unemployment line leading to a life of financial hardship.

The point I am trying to make is your consistent behaviour, based on shoulds, can actually create an unhappy life. While it can keep you safe in your comfort zone, it can become a habitual response in conforming to others expectations.

For example, lets say you have a very controlling mother (or father, or any other person in your life) that expects you to phone every week without fail. Every time, after talking to that person, you get off the phone feeling down about your life. Otherwise, you are very content and happy about your chosen life style.

However, you know this weekly phone call is expected, therefore your chatterbox peeps up saying, “I should phone that person.”

Although it may not feel like it, you do have choices here:

(1) You can choose to phone
(2) You can choose NOT to phone

If you do phone that person you might get quizzed on what you are doing with your life. You might get constantly nagged to do better in your life, according to that persons expectations for you. This may prove to diminish your feelings of worthiness, as shaming often does. This scenario is a common shaming tactic used by many well-meaning people.

If you don’t make that phone call there will be repercussions to pay somewhere in the future. Can you handle the backlash? If not, give some serious thought to dedicating yourself to some personal growth programs!

The truth is, you could easily make that phone call. It is likely the easiest solution in the short run; the path of least resistance. Is this the way you want to live your life? Choosing the path of least resistance? Eventually it will likely lead you down the wrong road.

I believe you will be happier doing what YOU want to do. Living your life YOUR way. Making your decisions based on your wants! Of course you will experience resistance from some people in your life.

Having said all of this, some may argue with me. Please understand, what I am suggesting here is creating happiness in your life. Living your life, your way. Finding a way to twist this article around to follow a path of self-destruction is certainly another issue and would be taking this suggestion way out of context.

To improve yourself and your life for the better may I suggest:
(1) You acknowledge the shoulds in your life
(2) Then ask yourself, “What do I really want?”

If you can find the strength to follow your desires, wants and wishes all the people in your life that truly matter will have no choice but to accept you for those choices.

I wish for you the life of your dreams!

Beware of the Universal Law of Attraction

I personally believe in the unlimited possibilities of Universal Law of Attraction. Through my research I have discovered much of our greatest inventors in history used this law to their benefit. How did they do that?

It is my understanding that utilizing this Universal Law of Attraction to the best of its ability involves the following process:

(1) Thought/Idea
(2) Dream
(3) Goals
(4) Affirmations
(5) Visualize
(6) Plan
(7) Action

I believe the first step to create anything into your life begins with a mere thought or idea. If you like the idea enough you may decide to own it as your dream. A dream is just a dream without creating some goals to make it a reality. While not a necessity, creating affirmations and visualizing are powerful tools to aid in the achievement of your dream. Pulling all of this together into a plan helps you take the action required to make your dream a reality.

However, reader beware! Much of what is being taught today on this subject is unrealistic. The true dangers of this Universal Law lies in the interpretation. While you can easily manifest things into your life, the question remains, “Is it sustainable?”

Now lets say your belief in the Universal Law of Attraction ignites within you a dream to live in a spacious, beautiful home full of pleasant furnishings, complete with all the latest appliances. You dream it, you believe it and you decide you will go for it. You then manage to finance a mortgage complete with new household furnishings and appliances. In fact, during the process you also decide to reach for the stars and finance a new vehicle. Life looks great, you have it all. Or do you? What happens after you complete the financing? You are left with huge debts to repay. Not only could this cause a great deal of strain on your income but it can easily become unsustainable if life throws lemons your way. No one plans on unemployment, illness, divorce, death or many other unfortunate situations.

I suggest keeping yourself grounded while applying the Universal Law of Attraction to chase your dream. Please understand, I am in no way suggesting you not follow your dreams. I am an achiever believing you can achieve anything you dream. I know this to be true because I have created a new life for myself against all odds.

What I am suggesting is to take one step at a time. If you have a dream to shoot for the stars, go for it. Just don’t overshoot in a rush to get there. The pursuit of all dreams requires patience, persistence, determination, faith and courage.

The dream of living in a spacious, beautiful home full of pleasant furnishings, complete with all the latest appliances is attainable to anyone willing to pay the price. Life is all about choices. Choosing the easy route by financing your entire dream life can cause it to come crashing down around you when you least expect it. Defining clear goals, while taking all necessary action towards your dream, may take some time to achieve your dream but achieve you will. Once achieved it can be yours for the keeping, not for the creditors to repossess.

One step at a time.
One day at a time.
Believe and you can achieve!

Healthy Emotional Eating

In Pursuit of Healing
Healthy Emotional Eating

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STRENGTH and COURAGE

It takes strength to be certain,
It takes courage to have doubts.

It takes strength to fit in,
It takes courage to stand out.

It takes strength to share a friend’s pain,
It takes courage to feel your own pain.

It takes strength to hide your own pain,
It takes courage to show it and deal with it.

It takes strength to stand guard,
It takes courage to let down your guard.

It takes strength to conquer,
It takes courage to surrender.

It takes strength to endure abuses,
It takes courage to stop them.

It takes strength to stand alone,
It takes courage to lean on a friend.

It takes strength to love,
It takes courage to be loved.

It takes strength to survive,
It takes courage to live.

May you find strength and courage in everything you do,
And may your life be filled with Friendship and Love!

Sleep Like a Baby

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Sleep Like a Baby

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Acknowledge Your Positive Past

One of the most interesting discoveries made on my quest for personal growth was looking back into my past for positive reinforcement. Most of us tend to remember only our failures of the past. We remember them, dwell on them and let them beat us down. Lets try to put a new spin on our past experiences, shall we?

First, lets look at why we tend to remember the negative. In my childhood days, we were programmed to pay attention to our mistakes. As a student in school, I remember large red “X” marks to indicate WRONG on homework assignments, projects and tests. Attention was brought to our mistakes on a regular, daily basis. Our successes on the other hand, were awarded in moderation and only to the few that stood above the average.

Well meaning parents threw us back on track when, not if, we derailed. Unless you were “Beaver” in the “Cleaver” television family you likely survived unhealthy punishment for all your wrong doings. How many punishments did you endure? I couldn’t even begin to count and I was considered a “good child”.

Childhood can lead us into adult life being fearful of our mistakes. Mistakes tend to hold a negative charge with an uncomfortable emotion attached to it. This in turn then fuels our negative Chatterbox. Thus begins our habit of beating up on ourselves for all our mistakes.

Today I want to challenge you to become aware of your POSITIVE PAST. Try thinking back into your life to remember some of the highlights of your achievements thus far in life. For example:

Have you won any awards?
Have you achieved goals?
Have you been motivated to do something and then did it?
Have you ever helped someone?
Have you been the giver and receiver of love?
Have you, have you, have you….
Don’t limit yourself to only the outstanding successes in your life. This thought process does not have to be limited to your proud achievements. The more thought you give this, the more you will be astounded at the number of positive episodes you deserve credit for.

Some of your negative memories can also be twisted into a positive point of view. For example, are you a survivor of an abusive relationship and left to find a new life? If so, this might be viewed as 100% negative. You might ask, “How can that be twisted into something positive?” What about the positive characteristics often reflected in such a target:

Strength to endure the abuse
Courage to walk away
Determination to find a new life
Thirst for knowledge
Dedication to personal growth
I would like to believe everyone has a great deal of positive in their past. Looking back into your past for the purpose of seeking positive reinforcement is a feel good exercise. It can be used as a tool to move your negative emotions into a positive state.

Wouldn’t you like to feel good today? Try it, you just might like it!