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Great Nature pics, Rumi x 2, love your body, 4 ways to be happier, and Abe


 

PICKS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – These are great….some funny, some sweet, some pretty amazing….

WINNER-Julian-Rad

https://www.comedywildlifephoto.com/gallery/2016_finalists.php

 

# 2 – You can never go wrong with Rumi…

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# 3 – From Rob Brezsny’s newsletter….reminds me of a 5-day “challenge” I recently read about where you write a love letter to your body for 5 days and see what happens….

FREE YOUR BODY!

Free your body. Don’t ruminate and agonize about it. Do it simply and easily. LOVE YOUR BODY!

Be brave and forceful, gentle and graceful. Free your sublimely imperfect, riotously intelligent body. Allow it to be itself in all of its mysterious glory. Love your body exactly as it is.

Praise your body. Thank your body. Tell it you adore its uncanny majesty .. . you yearn to learn more of its secrets . . . you promise to treat it as your beloved ally.

Be in love with your body, no shame, no apology. Be in awe of your body’s unfathomable power to endlessly carry out the millions of chemical reactions that keep you alive and thriving.

How can you not be overwhelmed with reverence for your hungry,curious, resourceful, unpredictable body?

Study your body’s magic. Exult in the blessings it bestows on you. Celebrate and hone its fierce animal elegance.

 

# 4 – Another good one from Rumi….

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# 5 – Here’s some of the latest at Self-help Health, including JP Sears skewering the American Heart Association, 4 ways to be happier (and healthier!), and a new exercise routine called nitric oxide dump. Huh?!

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2017/08/02/jp-sears-takes-on-the-american-heart-association-plus-the-health-benefits-of-almonds/

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/nitric-oxide-dump-new-exercise-routine/

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/four-ways-to-be-happier-and-healthier/

 

# 6 – Ah, that last line is so important to remember…..

The Essence of My Every Desire Can Be Fulfilled… If your time-space reality has the wherewithal to inspire a desire within you, it is our absolute promise to you that your time-space reality has the ability to deliver, in full-manifested form, the reality of the desire it has inspired. Any and all desires can be fulfilled unless you are holding yourself out of alignment with your own desire. The feeling of competition or shortage, or limitation of resources, means you are out of alignment with your own desire. —Abraham

 

Enjoy!

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Mother Nature, soul, enlightened, have-its, and the Dalai Lama


 

PICKS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – Ah, yes, Mother Nature has a way of lightening my mood….

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# 2 – I love this, especially the last 3 sentences…..

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# 3 – And humor always goes a long way in making the evolutionary process easier….:-)

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# 4 – From Dr. Sue Morter…..reminds me of what Abe is always saying….

Habits or Have-Its?

Which are you living from? Your habits or your “have-its?”

When we wish, dream or desire, we tend to separate ourselves from that which we dream of. When we create from the energy of “someday” or “down the road” we actually create the energy of lack, missing and void. WE create the lack without even knowing it. It’s how we were raised, it’s all we know – it’s just a HABIT. WE have what we have because of what we HAB!

Have something different, by HAVING IT ENERGETICALLY first. Create the vibration of what it would feel like to HAVE it, and you shall.

 

# 5 – And some wisdom and insight from the Dalai Lama to end on…..

At the end of the talk someone from the audience asked the Dalai Lama, “Why didn’t you fight back against the Chinese?” The Dalai Lama looked down, swung his feet just a bit, then looked back up at us and said with a gentle smile, “Well, war is obsolete, you know.” Then, after a few moments, his face grave, he said, “Of course the mind can rationalize fighting back… but the heart, the heart would never understand. Then you would be divided in yourself, the heart and the mind, and the war would be inside you.”

 

Enjoy!

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Today, Mother Nature, life and ice cream, Paulo Coehlo, Expanded Awareness course, and Abe


PICKS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – Living in the Now….

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# 2 – Artwork by Mother Nature…

https://www.facebook.com/NatureWeLove/videos/801427913343852/

 

# 3 – Love this…

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.” –Paulo Coehlo, The Alchemist

For 9 more life lessons from The Alchemist go here:

https://paulocoelhoblog.com/2015/12/15/10-powerful-life-lessons-from-the-alchemist/

 

# 4 – I posted this image on Facebook and a friend commented that it would make her less anxious about life if it read something like….”go at your own pace, and always know there is plenty more in the freezer.” HA! I think I like her take better.

 

# 5 – The Chopra Center is offering a free on-line 5 Days To Expanded Awareness course…..

 

# 6 – And Abe…..

My Every Thought Is Attracting Its Vibrational Essence… Whether you are thinking about wanted things or unwanted things, you are still sending out a “request” to attract more things like the subject of your thought. And all things that happen to you – all people, things, experiences, situations that come to you – come in response to your Vibrational invitation.

Noticing how things are turning out for you is one very clear way of understanding which Vibrational requests you are emanating, because you always get the essence of what you are thinking about, whether you want it or not. –Abraham

 

Enjoy!

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Kids in the news, dynamic duo, Rumi, Mother Nature, health news, and Abe on complaining


 

Have been extra busy lately with various projects, including getting a group going on Facebook dedicated to global meditations, so I haven’t had time to put a post together until now….

 

PICKS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – Two heart-warming videos/stories, both involving kids….

http://fifth-grader.socialchive.com/five-teenagers-are-asked-why-1-kid-is-being-bullied-watch-what-the-boy-on-the-end-reveals/

http://www.care2.com/causes/schoolchildren-raise-over-7200-to-help-dog-hit-by-car.html

 

# 2 – What an inspiring, dynamic duo

 

 

# 3 – Oh this image is so sweet. Mother Nature is just so wonderful and grand….

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(from The Rainforest Site)

 

# 4 – Some of the latest news at Self-help Health…..

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/the-power-of-the-mind-plus-how-subliminals-can-put-it-to-work-for-you/

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2017/02/08/omg-rejected-skittles-being-fed-to-cows-what-the-h/

 

# 5 – A lovely image and text….

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“The sun rises from the heart of the lover, filling the entire world with light.”~ Rumi
(image : jasna Matz)

 

# 6 – And a good reminder from Abe…..

Most people do not realize that as they continue to find things to complain about, they disallow their own physical well-being. Many do not realize that before they were complaining about an aching body or a chronic disease, they were complaining about many other things first. It does not matter if the object of your complaint is about someone you are angry with, behavior in others that you believe is wrong, or something wrong with your own physical body. Complaining is complaining, and it disallows improvement. — Abraham

 

Enjoy, and please join us tomorrow at 9 pm your local time, if you’d like to tap into the group energy for the global meditation focused on bringing more peace, harmony and coherence to the planet and her people!

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10 quotes, worry vacuum, progress, love story, and Abe


 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – Ten type-written quotes, thanks to a post on Oprah.com…..

See them all here: http://www.oprah.com/inspiration/Inspiring-Quotes-Written-on-Typewriters

 

# 2 – Here’s something that was featured in Brain Johnson’s Optimizer newsletter. Especially like the 3rd to the last sentence…..very good point to make….

THE ULTIMATE WORRY VACUUM MACHINE

“Researchers conducting the Zen meditation study wanted to know if meditation practice changed people’s ability to recover from the intrusion of a word that unexpectedly appeared on the computer screen, which would strongly suggest that meditation improved recovery from the distractions induced by spontaneous thought as well. After the interruptions, the experienced meditator’s brains did indeed return faster to a relaxed state than non-meditator’s brains. Intensive meditation practice seems to reduce the elaborative thinking that normally occurs when we evaluate a thought and meditators are able to clear their minds of distractions more quickly than those who don’t meditate.

Obviously, this type of thought control could be useful in dealing with worries that arise in stressful testing situations. Worries about screwing up often cause flubbed performances because they use up valuable working-memory resources that could otherwise be devoted to test taking. By training the brain to discard negative thoughts, you can thwart the negative effects of stress. Discarding these thoughts is not the same as trying to ignore them or dismiss or suppress them, which uses up working-memory. When a worrisome thought arises, you acknowledge it, name it (as if actually identifying it and writing it down), but then let go of it. You don’t attach any more brainpower to it.”

Sian Beilock
from Choke

 

#3 – Oh, this one about ACIM is a good one to ruminate on…..

 

# 4 – Wow, a great story…..short and sweet. If you are an animal lover you may need to have a hanky at the ready……

http://nypost.com/video/this-stork-is-more-romantic-than-your-husband/

 

# 5 – And from Abe…..

You think that the goal is to be over there, and we say the goal is the journey over there; the goal is the fun you have along the way on your way to over there. — Abraham

 

Enjoy!

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“Feedforward,” vision, plant love, blessings, the election, Jeffrey Allan, and Abe


 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – This is a fairly long read, but interesting, insightful article by Marshall Goldsmith about giving “feedforward,” instead of feedback. Something possibly every counselor, coach, teacher, business owner, parent….really just about anyone….should read….

Providing feedback has long been considered to be an essential skill for leaders. As they strive to achieve the goals of the organization, employees need to know how they are doing. They need to know if their performance is in line with what their leaders expect. They need to learn what they have done well and what they need to change. Traditionally, this information has been communicated in the form of “downward feedback” from leaders to their employees. Just as employees need feedback from leaders, leaders can benefit from feedback from their employees. Employees can provide useful input on the effectiveness of procedures and processes and as well as input to managers on their leadership effectiveness. This “upward feedback” has become increasingly common with the advent of 360 degree multi-rater assessments.

But there is a fundamental problem with all types of feedback: it focuses on the past, on what has already occurred—not on the infinite variety of opportunities that can happen in the future. As such, feedback can be limited and static, as opposed to expansive and dynamic.

Over the past several years, I have observed more than thirty thousand leaders as they participated in a fascinating experiential exercise. In the exercise, participants are each asked to play two roles. In one role, they are asked provide feedforward —that is, to give someone else suggestions for the future and help as much as they can. In the second role, they are asked to accept feedforward—that is, to listen to the suggestions for the future and learn as much as they can. The exercise typically lasts for 10-15 minutes, and the average participant has 6-7 dialogue sessions.

Read the rest of the article and why feedforward generally works so much better than feedback: http://www.marshallgoldsmith.com/articles/try-feedforward-instead-feedback/

 

# 2 – A lovely picture and text from my blogging buddy Sarah Hughes, who has a big heart, immense love for Nature, and a real eye with the camera. You may want to check out her A Wildflower’s Melody posts whenever you need a bright spot in your day….

Wildflowers in the woods at Allerton Park, April 16, 2016.

When I count my blessings,

One of them is you.

May joy light your way,

And love fill your heart.

 

# 3 – Oh, I absolutely love this that was part of a newsletter from Rob Brezsny….

May a good vision catch me

May a benevolent vision take hold of me, and move me

May a deep and full vision come over me, and burst open around me

May a luminous vision inform me, enfold me.

May I awaken into the story that surrounds,

May I awaken into the beautiful story.

May the wondrous story find me;

May the wildness that makes beauty arise between two lovers

arise beautifully between my body and the body of this land,

between my flesh and the flesh of this earth,

here and now,

on this day,

May I taste something sacred.

—David Abram

 

# 4 – Wonderful image and text…..

With life as short as a half taken breath,
don’t plant anything but Love. ~ Rumi
Image : Suvi Ylikojola

 

# 5 – Regardless of who you voted for in the presidential election or how you feel about the results, I think this message I got from James Tyman is something everyone can benefit from…….

Don’t get me wrong…this is not the outcome I was hoping from. But that’s not the point, is it? My happiness does not depend on anything happening out there but rather, within my own heart. That’s where the miracle unfolds, and if we’re willing to accept everything, no matter how far it is from what we wanted to happen, then happiness becomes a constant state. I AM Happy NO MATTER WHAT.

I spent the morning praying for Donald Trump, not cursing him. Yes, of course I was shocked and dismayed, but several days ago I asked thousands of people to pray for the “highest good” to be done in this election. Part of that involves me letting go of what I think needs to happen and trusting what actually is happening. It’s impossible for me to know what humanity needs to evolve into love, but I am willing to play my role NO MATTER WHAT. That’s the key – to commit to love regardless of the direction we seem to be heading.

I invite you to join me in this brave new life. A friend of mine used to say: “Ask for what you want, accept what you get, and work on the difference.” I did not vote for Donald Trump, but that doesn’t mean I have to fall into despair. You are needed more than ever now! If you feel sad or disheartened, that’s okay, but do what you have to do to move through those feelings back into love. That’s the only place the real work can be done. — James Twyman

 

# 6 – This free masterclass w/ Jeffrey Allan is only going to be available thru Monday. I highly recommend signing up for it. Have taken his Duality training and it was some of the best money I’ve ever spent. This free class he’s offering now is a lead-in to his new course on Unlocking Transcendence and talks about using your inner compass to navigate the energy world in a way that guarantees success in the physical world . Cool! You can find out more here.

 

# 7 – And a gentle reminder from Abraham…..

You don’t have to work at being in the high vibration that is natural to you, because it is natural to you. But you do have to stop holding the thoughts that cause you to lower your vibration. It’s a matter of no longer giving your attention to things that don’t allow your cork to float or don’t allow you to vibrate in harmony with who you really are.–Abraham

 

Enjoy! 

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Choose your thoughts, world meditation, time change & health resources, quitter, and quotes


 

TIPS FOR TODAY: 

 

# 1 – Good reminder….

 

# 2 – With all the fear and anxiety this particular presidential election has caused/is causing, some of you may be guided to be part of this event to help shift the energies….

Lifting the US Election ~ WORLD MEDITATION

Sunday, November 6, 2016
7:00 p.m. New York Time

Please join us for this powerful opportunity to add to the Light of the elections in the United States of America . You are powerful beyond your knowing.

# 3 – Check out the latest at Self-help Health for ways to deal with the winter blues and time change, plus a number of free alternative health resources….

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2016/11/06/dealing-with-the-time-change-plus-free-health-resources/

 

# 4 – Maybe being a quitter is sometimes a good thing. :-)

 

# 5 – Hmm, I don’t remember seeing this before. Seriously though, a good reminder…….

The more you say “I don’t remember,” the more you cannot remember. You cannot find something that’s “lost”. When you’ve decided that it’s lost, when it’s lost to you, it is lost. The Universe could not possibly show it to you. –Abraham

And a good one from a book by Gregg Braden….

“At this time, fear is the single pattern of interference known to prevent whole earth heart brain cell resonance. Stated another way, fear is the emotion that keeps you separate from your world, from those that you love, from feeling good about yourself, from creation and ultimately, your creator…..fear, without the judgment of the ‘goodness’ or ‘badness’ of fear, simply represents a quality of thought and emotion that discourages our relationship to creation.”—Walking Between the Worlds

 

Enjoy!

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