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Your heart, soul = joy, Rupi Kaur, The Master Cleanse, essential oils summit, puppy pics, and Abraham



# 1 – The heart knows what the head doesn’t….


# 2 – A great “little” poem by Rupi Kaur featured in a recent post of L to the Aura….



# 3 – This fits nicely with Tip # 1, don’t you think? :-)


# 4 – And on the topic of health and well-being, check out this recent (and popular) post at Self-help Health about the Master Cleanse…



And if you’re interested in learning more about essential oils and their many uses and benefits, there’s a whole summit coming up on the topic. I really think in the near future more and more people are going to be stocking their medicine cabinets with essential oils rather than prescription and OTC drugs. Find out why….



# 5 – For you animal lovers out there, some of the cutest puppy pics ever that are sure to make you smile…



# 6 – And Abe on money…..

Anything you are giving your attention to is an invitation to the essence of it. Saying, I want money, but it will not come, is the same as saying, “Come to me, absence of money, which I do not want.”

When you are thinking of money in the way that will make it come to you, you always feel good. When you are thinking of money in the way that keeps it from coming to you, you always feel bad. That is how you know the difference.–Abraham



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Beautiful, Mother Nature, spiritual nourishment, heroes, and making the leap



Love this! The video in this post is very thought-provoking and insight-producing….and it brought tears to my eyes because it shows we are all innately beautiful spirits, regardless of what labels/judgments are placed on us by ourselves or others….




# 1 – And speaking of beauty, here’s a good one from Mother Nature that includes a plant, amphibian and insect all in one spot/shot. Delightful!

Sociedad Argentina de Horticultura


# 2 – An excerpt from Rob Brezsny’s newsletter….

What nourishes you emotionally and spiritually?

I’m not talking about what entertains you or flatters you or takes your
mind off your problems.

I’m referring to the influences that make you stronger and the people who
see you for who you really are and the situations that teach you life-long

I mean the beauty that replenishes your psyche and the symbols that
consistently restore your balance and the memories that keep feeding
your ability to rise to each new challenge.

I invite you to take inventory of these precious assets. And then make a
special point of nurturing them back.


# 3 – A pep talk from Kid President to evoke the hero in all of us….



# 4 – And The Shift Network is sponsoring another free event….

Now for the first time, New York Times bestselling author Gay Hendricks will personally share the key principles from his book The Big Leap during a free virtual event, Wednesday, April 22, at 5:30 pm Pacific, called: The Big Leap from Excellence to Genius: How to Transform 4 Fears that Reinforce Your Upper Limit on Life. There will also be an “encore replay” on Saturday, April 25 at 10:00 am, too (one of the most popular times for attendance).
In this session, Gay will help you begin to recognize your own “upper limit” so that you can begin to reprogram yourself and shift into living more and more of your life from your zone of genius. During this complimentary event, you’ll:

  • Come to understand how and why you have a fear of outshining other people (hint: It’s a natural part of our social psychology).
  • Learn how to work with the fear that if you enter your zone of genius, you’ll be disloyal and abandon important people in your life.
  • Surface and transform the belief that there is something fundamentally wrong about you that is a barrier to living from your genius.
  • Learn how to raise your “upper limit” on what you believe you are capable of creating or achieving, especially by pursuing your authentic zone of genius.

Are you ready to take the “Big Leap” to shift your fears and open to living your most outrageously authentic (and wildly successful) life? You can learn more and sign up here.



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This is so wonderful I hated to “dilute” it with anything else on the page……


(photo by Shell Fischer)

“Our habit is to think there is a particular cause for our happiness—the new green in early spring, the sound of a child’s laugh, or the sensations of playing in the ocean waves. But what actually allows us to be happy is the background space of silent, allowing presence. Each time we meet aliveness with presence, presence intensifies, and awareness senses itself. The living green awakens us to this inner space of presence, the laugh to presence, the sparkle and splash to presence . We are inhabiting our wholeness and are happy being who we are.” ~ True Refuge


Enjoy and Happy Friday everyone!

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Mother Nature, Eckhart Tolle, light, success, alternative health resources, and Abraham




#1 – Ah, good camouflage, Mother Nature! Guess who the step kids are. :-)


# 2 – A  short video from Eckhart Tolle that talks about experiencing Oneness….


# 3 – Bring on the Light!


# 4 – Here’s something from a recent meditation series on success presented by Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey that resonated with me….

The Success That Transcends Success

We are delighted to offer a special meditation on the kind of success that transcends success. That is the spiritual success that frees you from any mundane version of success. This liberation of consciousness has no limitations or definition. It is the awakened human spirit rejoicing in its own existence and freedom.

Knowing your true self is the greatest achievement you can attain. It is the success beyond all success.

Our centering thought for today is:

I exist beyond all limitations.— Lao Tzu

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” 

# 5 – Check out this post at Self-help Health for info about a number of free alternative health-related events and resources, including the Food Revolution, Glowing Skin Summit, presentation on medicinal plants, cooking workshop for hormone balance and more….


# 6 – And from Abraham…..

You’re always on your way somewhere. The key is: find a way to be happy wherever you now are on your way to where you really want to be. (We’re speaking of the state of being you want.) It does not matter where you are; where you are is shifting constantly – but you must turn your attention to where you want to go. And that’s the difference between making the best of something and making the worst of something.–Abraham



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Be authentic, game on, happiness, Byron Katie, coconut flour, and Abraham



# 1 – Great one to keep in mind….


# 2 – An inspiring post on a situation that could be considered depressing and/or scary….climate change. And I like that it presents ideas and resources for “being the change we wish to see in the world.” This Project Drawdown definitely sounds worth checking into. I especially liked this quote from Paul Hawken that was a part of the post….

Is climate change happening to you or for you? If it is happening to you – you are a victim, you are an object, you are dis-empowered. But if you embrace it, it is your ally. We need to embrace climate change as a guide to a far better world than we know now. Avoidance of despair is an essential condition in order for humanity to creatively respond to the future we face. The public’s willingness to respond to climate change can shift, if they can see opportunity instead of dread, that a transformation can benefit them individually and collectively.

It is not game over…it is game on.



# 3 – Good one! If you’re not familiar with The Work (the simple, yet profound process Byron Katie came up with to help you see any situation differently), you should really give it a try. 


# 4 – An insightful, thought-provoking read….



# 5 – Trying to avoid wheat and/or gluten in your cooking? Check out coconut flour and it’s many benefits….



# 6 – And food for thought from Abraham……

Relationships I Don’t Want, Clarify Those I Do Want… Whenever you know what you do not want, you always know more clearly what you do want, so in a poignant moment of awareness of another person’s undesirable situation, give your undivided attention to the idea of improvement that has hatched from your interaction/observation. And as you learn to do that, not only will you be of increasing value to others, but you will see how your relationships with others adds immeasurably to your own becoming. ∼Abraham



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Right now, hows of happiness, joy, forget the money, brain exercise, and Abe



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# 2 – From Brian Johnson’s Philosopher’s Notes….

The 12 Hows of Happiness

People often ask me what *one* book I’d recommend if they could only read one book. I had a hard time answering that question until I read Sonja Lyubomirsky’s brilliant The How of Happiness where she outlines the 12 scientifically proven ways we can boost our happiness. Here they are:
  1. Expressing Gratitude
     2. Cultivating Optimism
     3. Avoiding Over-thinking and Social Comparison
     4. Practicing Acts of Kindness
     5. Nurturing Social Relationships
     6. Developing Strategies for Coping
     7. Learning to Forgive
     8. Increasing Flow Experiences
     9. Savoring Life’s Joys
     10. Committing to Your Goals
     11. Practicing Religion and Spirituality
     12. Taking Care of Your Body: Meditation + Physical Activity + Acting Like a Happy Person
P.S. One of the coolest points Dr. L makes in the book is the fact that, as we decide what happiness practices to focus on, we want to avoid the “shoulds” and pick the ones that really inspire us! Why? Well, we’re much more likely to stick to the intrinsic goals that have deep personal meaning!
P.P.S. So, as you get inspired by all the Ideas in this book, focus on the ones that REALLY light you up! Not the ones you think you *should* do. Cool? Cool. (And, while we’re on the subject: What are your favorite Ideas so far? How can you integrate them into your life?!)
# 3 – And this post about a presentation the Dalai Lama gave on climate change seemed to fit nicely with Tip# 2…..
# 4 – A short, stimulating video by Alan Watts titled “What If Money Was No Object.” Also seemed to fit nicely with the “hows of happiness” focus of Tip# 2…
# 5 – And check out this post at Self-help Heath that includes a simple routine to boost your brain power, a free chia recipe e-book, and more….
# 6 – And from Abe…..

You are the owner of all that you perceive. But you can’t perceive apart from your vibration. Feel your way, little-by-little, into a greater sense of abundance by looking for the treasures that the Universe is offering you on a day-to-day basis.-–Abraham



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Hugs, seeing, free affirmations MP3, innocent mistake, free educational resources, uplifting video, and Abraham



# 1 – Have you had your hug(s) today?



# 2 – Love this one….



# 3 – Something free you may want to check out….an MP3 of Positive Self-esteem Affirmations that you can play in the background as you go about your day….




# 4 – A friend shared this one with me recently. Very thought-provoking and insightful....

“The innocent mistake that keeps us caught in our own particular style of ignorance, unkindness, and shut-downness is that we are never encouraged to see clearly what is, with gentleness. Instead, there’s a kind of basic misunderstanding that we should try to be better than we already are, that we should try to improve ourselves, that we should try to get away from painful things, and that if we could just learn how to get away from the painful things, then we would be happy.” – Pema Chodron



# 5 – This seems like a great resource to know about from I Heart (Love) Intelligence….40 websites that offer all sorts of educational courses, scientific lessons, video lectures on a variety of topics, etc. 




# 6 – And I can’t remember if I’ve shared this before, but it’s so uplifting and restores your faith in humanity to see a montage of all these rescues….




# 7 – And food for thought from Abe…

When you are feeling the discomfort from seeing other people in a lackful or needy situation, and you decide to help them from your place of discomfort, no lasting value ever occurs, for two important reasons: first, you are not in alignment with the Energy of your Source, and so you have no real value to give; and second, your attention to their need only amplifies their need.

Of course, it is a wonderful thing to help others, but you must do it from your position of strength and alignment, which means you must be in alignment with their success as you offer assistance, and not in alignment with their problem.

When your awareness of their situation makes you uncomfortable and you offer help to make them feel better and to make yourself feel better, you are not in the Vortex and you are not helping. When you feel an inspired eagerness to offer something because you want to participate in their happy, successful process, your attention to their success harmonizes with the point of view of your Source; and the infinite resources of the Universe are at your disposal. And that does help.–Abraham



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