Evolution Made Easier

Zippy's tips & picks for a happier, healthier YOU!


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Education, wise choice, pronoia, a happier brain, hydrogen peroxide, and Abe


 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – Food for thought….

 

 

# 2 – An excerpt from Rob Brezsny’s newsletter, taken from his book Pronoia: The Antidote For Paranoia…..

EXPERIMENT: I invite you to act like a person who’s in love. Even if you’re not currently in the throes of passion for a special someone, simulate that state.

Everywhere you go, exude the charismatic blend of shell-shocked
contentment and blissful turmoil that comes over you when you’re
infatuated.

Let everyone you meet soak up the delicious wisdom you exude. Wield compassion like a performance artist who exults in carving up pessimism and cynicism.

Dispense free blessings and extra slack like a rich saint high on natural endorphins.

Without straining, direct your perceptions to discern the most noble and attractive qualities in each creature you encounter.

 

 

# 3 –  A good one from Caroline Myss……

 

 

# 4- This is a great little video about how gratitude and compassion make for a happier brain…..

 

 

# 5 – Check out this Self-help Health post for LOTS of health, household and beauty tips using hydrogen peroxide…..

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2016/07/15/hydrogen-peroxide-inexpensive-multi-purpose-health-household-and-beauty-aid/

 

 

# 6 – Oh, this is a good one! Got chills when I read it…….

When you talk about what you want and why you want it, there’s usually less resistance within you than when you talk about what you want and how you’re going to get it. When you pose questions you don’t have answers for, like how, where, when, who, it sets up a contradictory vibration that slows everything down.–Abraham

 

Enjoy!

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Your light, changing world, large vision, happiness formula?, and Abe


 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – You can always depend on Rumi for some soul food….

 

# 2 – An inspiring, insightful article that starts off with this ……

Most of us haven’t quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.

A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is going through change and that most of us are unaware of that.

Why is the world changing? In this post, I’ll point out the eight reasons that lead me to believe it.

1. No one can stand the employment model any longer.

We are reaching our limits. People working with big corporations can’t stand their jobs. The lack of purpose knocks on your door as if it came from inside you like a yell of despair.

People want out. They want to drop everything. Take a look on how many people are willing to risk entrepreneurship, people leaving on sabbaticals, people with work-related depression, people in burnout.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gustavo-tanaka/something-extraordinary-happening-in-the-world_b_8820154.html

 

# 3 – Oh, I have found this to be so true….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

# 4- Stimulating excerpt from Brian Johnson’s Optimizer newsletter….


Tom Rath echoes this as well in Are You Fully Charged? (see those Notes) where he tells us: “You create meaning when your strengths and interests meet the needs of the world. Knowing your talents and passions is critical, but that is only half of this supply-and-demand equation. What may be even more important is understanding what the world needs from you and how you can productively apply your strengths and interests. …

One of the rightful critiques of all the ‘follow your passion’ advice is that it presumes that you are the center of the world, and pursuing your own joy is the objective of life. Those who make a profound difference, in contrast, begin by asking what they can give. Starting with this question allows you to direct your talents toward what matters most for others.”

So, for Tom, meaning comes when Strengths (/Flow) + Interests (/Joy) meet the Needs of the world (/Money).

 

# 5 – And from Abe…..

If you decide to make someone the enemy and you’re pushing very hard against them, you don’t affect them at all, but you disconnect yourself from the Stream. If someone cheats you, they cannot diminish your experience. They only diminish their experience. You cannot be diminished by someone cheating you unless you get all upset about being cheated and push against them and use that as your excuse to disconnect from the Stream. –Abraham

 

Enjoy!

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Find her, love is, conformity, Getting Unstuck, acupressure points, and Abe


 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – A picture is worth a 1000 words :-)

 

 

# 2 – An excerpt from Brian Johnson’s The Optimizer newsletter…

Hah. Love that. It’s from a chapter on the need to question popular thinking.

Reminds me of a classic research study on conformity Sir Ken Robinson shares in The Element (see Notes). Basic idea: 10 people are in a room. 9 of them are “plants”—put there by the experimenter to see how the 1 person being studied responds to their influence.

All 10 are shown simple lines on a slide projector and asked which ones match. The answer is TOTALLY obvious. The 9 plants give the wrong answer. And, most of the time, most of the subjects will conform and give the wrong answer as well.

“The tendency to conformity in our society is so strong,” Asch wrote, “that reasonably intelligent and well-meaning people are willing to call white black. This is a matter of concern. It raises questions about our ways of education and about the values that guide our conduct.”

The pull to conform is incredibly strong.

As Emerson says, it demands extraordinary courage to trust ourselves. And, our destinies depend on the ability to cultivate and live with that extraordinary courage.

Spotlight on you: Are there ways in which you’re conforming that you might want to challenge?

P.S. Let’s be direct: Why in the world would you want to consistently and automatically act and think like the majority of people?

As Mark Twain quipped: “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

 

# 3 –

love is

 

# 4 – I have been enjoying the 21-day meditation series that Deepak and Oprah have been offering over the last couple of years and am looking forward to their new one starting on July 11th. Check it out……

Getting Unstuck

Think about your answers to these three questions:

  • Do your days often feel like a series of tasks, without any real forward progress?
  • Do you notice old mental habits – repeating the same thoughts, opinions, and emotional reactions – happening without conscious thought?
  • Do you find yourself in situations of chronic distress or disappointment – relationships, work, finances – that seem to never get fully resolved?

If you said yes to any of these questions, there may be areas in your life that are “stuck.” Take the first step to freedom with Getting Unstuck: Creating a Limitless Life!

It all begins Monday, July 11.

# 5 – On the health and well-being front, acupressure points to help with sinus congestion, TMJ, headaches, eye irritation and more…..

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2016/07/01/sinus-congestion-tmj-toothache-eye-irritation-acupressure-points-st-3-st-6-to-the-rescue/

# 6 – And from Abe…..

The Universe does not know whether the vibration that you’re offering is because of something you’re observing or something you’re remembering or something that you are imagining. It just receives the vibration and answers it with things that match it.

—Abraham

 

Enjoy!

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Too sweet, great secret, dancing with your dreams, true healer, healthy recipes, great deal, and Abe


 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – Too sweet!

 

# 2 –  Love the part about “what I want also wants me, is looking for me…..”

 

# 3 – Great image and text……

Zirah B L Hearn's photo.

“A true healer does not heal you; she simply reflects back to you your innate capacity to heal. She is a reflector, or a loving transparency.

A true teacher does not teach you; she does not see you as inherently separate from her, or less than her. She simply reflects back your own inner knowing, and reminds you of the vastness of your being. She is a mirror, a signpost.

And love is the space in which all of this is possible; love heals, and we learn best in a loving field, no threat of failure, no punishment.”- Jeff Foster

Art by Tang Wei Min

 

# 4 – And this quote from Abe is an interesting tie-in with Tip # 3…..

True healers know that wellness is the order of the day, so they do not allow themselves, even for a moment, to see anything other than that. So, the power of the healer is in the power to influence the one who needs to be healed into a vibration that allows the healing that they are summoning. (that they could get, even without the healer, but they can get faster with a healer’s influence) –Abraham

 

# 5 – Be sure to check out the latest post at Self-help Health for two delicious sounding recipes, a great deal going on at Raw Food World, news about The Soul of Healing Summit and more…..

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/beanie-brownies-great-raw-food-world-deal-the-soul-of-healing-summit-and-more/

 

# 6 – And to end on, a great stimulating, insight-filled post from Stephanie Raffelock titled Dancing With Your Dreams that starts off with this…….

Second Chapters–I know them well. The invention and reinvention of your self, each time trying to get life a little more right than the last time. A longing goes with that, an undercurrent that flutters in the heart that one day all of the jagged pieces of your jigsaw puzzled life will somehow make sense, fit together and reveal the big picture. I cannot mark the day that the picture came into focus, or a specific time where I wondered what would happen to me if I just forgave myself? There was not a celebratory realization or enlightenment. No, the process was slow and tedious, painful and sweet. Then one morning as I sat on the couch with my tea, staring into the fire, I realized that I was living the life that I wanted to be living. And somehow the dense forest of sufferings and sorrows, the thickets of doubts that had tripped me up, parted to reveal a light that shone on hard-won satisfaction for the trails that I had traversed with some awkwardness and some grace . . . and I knew that this was my time to dance. (Read the rest of the post here.)

 

 

 

 

 


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Inspired action, ACIM, living well, health news, free events, and Abe


 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – A good one from Ellyssa Campbell. Reminds of how so much of the marketing, business, and life strategies most people adhere to are ego, not spirit-based.

 

# 2 – An excerpt from Lesson 156 of ACIM. One of my favorite passages….

“There is a light in you which cannot die; whose presence is so holy
that the world is sanctified because of you. All things that live bring
gifts to you, and offer them in gratitude and gladness at your feet.
The scent of flowers is their gift to you. The waves bow down before
you, and the trees extend their arms to shield you from the heat,
and lay their leaves before you on the ground that you may walk in
softness, while the wind sinks to a whisper round your holy head.”

 

# 3 – This is a great one from Tao & Zen…..

from Tao and Zen

“The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without measure.” ~Tibetan Proverb

 

# 4 – And in light of the events in Orlando and elsewhere, this seems like a very timely offering from The Shift Network and Andrew Harvey…..

There’s a reason why Rumi, one of the most important Sufi mystics, is the most beloved poet in America. It comes down to one word: love.

Andrew Harvey, mystic, scholar, founder of the Institute of Sacred Activism, deeply believes that the “Sufi Way of the Beloved” holds the key to an ecstatic experience of love… and just may hold the key to create true and lasting peace in the world.

And, on Saturday, June 18th, he will deliver you into the heart of Sufism to receive the blessing — and experience the initiatory power — of this ancient sacred lineage on a free teleseminar called Discovering the Sufi Way of the the Beloved: Ecstasy & Surrender Through the Mystical Teachings of Islam.

If you’ve ever been curious about the noble and tender power of the Sufi path, Andrew Harvey is an ideal guide who can bring it vividly to life. He’s not only a scholar of many major faiths, he’s been a long-time student, translator and initiate of Sufi lineages.

Not only will you shift your whole understanding of Sufism and discover the heart of this profound lineage, you’ll also gain an understand into polarizing Islamic concepts such as “jihad” in a whole new way.

You learn more and can claim your free seat here. There will be a recording, if you can’t make the live event.

 

# 5 – Check out the latest posts at Self-help Health for news about what’s in your wheat, Yoga Day, a free acupoints webinar, the benefits of rebounding and more!

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2016/06/17/the-wheatroundup-connection-plus-yoga-day-and-a-free-acupoints-webinar/

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2016/06/10/bounce-and-bought-what-the-heck/

 

# 6 – And some ruminating material from Abe to end on….

As you practice your more positive, better-feeling story, in time your pleasure will become the dominant vibration within you, and then as you couple your pleasure with your means of earning, the two will blend perfectly and enhance each other.
There is no better way to earn money than to do the things that you love to do. Money can flow into your experience through endless avenues. It is not the choice of the craft that limits the money that flows—but only your attitude toward money.–Abraham

 

Enjoy!

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“To Feel” list, unlikely animal friends, balance, soul, “postive” thinking, free health events, and Abe


 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – Some good stimulation from Dr. Sue Morter….And I can so relate to a “To Didn’t” list :-)……

What’s on your “To Feel” List?      

Now that you’ve mastered an ability to identify everything that could possibly ever need to get “done,” and probably put most of it on your “To Do” list at one time or another (often rolling them over from one version to the next because they “To Didn’t” happen)…perhaps it’s time to consider why that might be…

We manifest what we feel with zest! Gotta FEEL it. In your Core. And it’s gotta be juicy!

So make a “To Feel” list and begin checking off the internal experiences you spend the day feeling regardless of your circumstances and watch your world shift.

Your vibration changes and your surroundings can’t resist!

What would you feel today if you could feel anything you choose and you knew you couldn’t fail?

 

# 2- A great way to put a smile on your face….pictures and stories about unlikely animal friends….

The Cat and Her Squirrel

Chestnut the baby squirrel was found abandoned and perishing by a woman taking her kids to school one day. The woman scooped up the squirrel and took him back home, where he refused to eat. Her husband then proposed that they put the squirrel in the mix with the litter of kittens their cat had just given birth to. Luckily the squirrel fit right in and began to nurse on the mama Cat! Now he’s just another healthy member of the family.

See more adorableness here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/chelseamarshall/most-touching-interspecies-friendships-you-never-thou?sub=2634719_1710137#.skolLNOoNo

 

# 3 – Soul in varying forms….

“In mythos and fairy tales, deities and other great spirits test the hearts of humans by showing up in various forms that disguise their divinity.
They show up in robes, rags, silver sashes, or with muddy feet. They show up with skin like old wood, or in scales made of rose petal, as a frail child, as a lime-yellow old woman, as a man who cannot speak, or as an animal who can.

“The great powers are testing to see if humans have yet learned to
recognize the greatness of soul in all its varying forms.”

– Clarissa Pinkola Estés

 

# 4 – A good reminder from Abe….

 

# 5 – Check out the latest post at Self-help Health about the power of words to change how your brain functions and some free alternative health events going on……

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2016/06/04/kind-words-better-health-brain-functioning-plus-free-3-day-summer-detox/

 

# 6 – HA! Yes…..another good reminder. And it works well w/ the Self-help Health article about being mindful of what you think…..

You’re picky about the car you drive. You’re picky about what you wear. You’re picky about what you put in your mouth. We want you to be pickier about what you think.—Abraham

 

Enjoy!

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Smart vs wise, wear love, 3 little bears, true assistance, story/theme and Abe


 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – Good one from Dr Sue Morter…..

It’s Only Smart

It’s only smart to quit this job.
It’s only smart to move from here.
It’s only smart to end this relationship.
It’s only smart to start that business.
It’s only smart to invest in this stock.
It’s only smart to buy that house.

It’s only smart, but it’s ONLY smart. Smart isn’t necessarily Wise.

Be sure you consult your most solid adviser when deciding such life experience defining things: Your Heart, Your Core, Your Gut, Your Wisdom Center.

Nothing serves us more fully than to learn the biggest lesson of why we are here in the first place: To connect the Mind, Heart, and Gut Wisdom with the Field of Infinite Possibilities.

We feel our way there; we don’t think our way there.

You are more brilliant than you think, more brilliant than you CAN think.

 

# 2 – Yep!

 

# 3 – More about your “story” from one of the daily messages during Deepak Chopra’s recent 21-Day Meditation Series. I like the insight about “changing your theme is more effective than trying to fix yourself one issue at a time.” Plus, “fixing yourself” is such a yucky context to be living in, regardless….

Transformation Is About Your Personal Story

“You write your life story by the choices you make.” ― Helen Mirren

We are all living a personal story, and every story has ups and downs, low points and high points. But what’s important is the theme that structures and guides our story.

When your story has positive, life-supporting themes, you have found the key to transformation. Changing your theme is more effective than trying to fix yourself one issue at a time. The most positive themes include lightness, worthiness, self-acceptance, evolution, and love.

Your theme should be aimed at making you feel good every day. It should open new possibilities. It should give you optimism that you are being renewed.

 

# 4 – And you’ll always be appropriately dressed if you…..

This great #bible #quote that I felt the urge to share with all of you! View more here: www.QuoteTheLord.com:

 

# 5 – Good reminder from Abraham…..

If you intend to be of assistance, your eye is not upon the trouble but upon the assistance, and that is quite different. When you are looking for a solution, you are feeling positive emotion— but when you are looking at a problem, you are feeling negative emotion.–Abraham

 

# 6 – HA! There’s no Goldilocks around, but this video with 3 little bears is such fun to watch!

 

Enjoy!
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