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Happy Spring 2017!


 

Today’s Pick:

Here’s wishing you all a great spring with some words of wisdom and inspiration from Tama Kieves……

 

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You are not stuck. It is not possible.

You are not your story. You are molecules of wonder.  You are potent with Love and Love is never stagnant or unresponsive.  

This is what I can tell you as a coach. It’s people who feel stuck that grow the most. It’s people who feel pain that are about to break open into wild freedom.

Stuck is another name for expansion knocking on the door.  

As Spring approaches, the tulips are pushing up against the dirt, yearning to express. Growth is in process. So, it is with you. You’re already in process.

A Course in Miracles teaches “You need do nothing.” This doesn’t mean we guzzle gin martinis and wait to win the lottery or for world hunger to heal itself. It doesn’t mean we fall asleep at the wheel. It means we don’t fall asleep at the wheel of habitual fear-driven effort. We pay attention to radiant instincts, instead of acting inefficiently.

 You do not have to push yourself to find your path.

The instinct within you will push you. The yearning will direct you. Love is active and alive. You can’t even help it. It’s your nature, your true nature. I suggest you ease up on your ambition, the trigger-happy self that is so afraid to trust a process. You are already in a brilliant process. It may be gradual. Inspired expression occurs in incremental breakthroughs.

The tulip grows in its own season. It is not stuck in the dirt. It is nurtured and protected by the soil.  Please trust where you are.

Pay attention to your instincts instead of to your fear.

You will reach your sunlight.

Here’s to New Beginnings and Springing Forward dearest ones,

Tama Kieves

 

Enjoy!

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Happy 2017!


 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – A new year wish for you from astrologer Rob Brezny……

MY WISHES FOR YOU

In 2017 I wish you joyous eruptions of profound gratification and
gratitude; a constant flow of fluid insights and “ah-ha!” revelations that
lead to cathartic integrations; a coming together of several different lucky
trends, resulting in an exquisite healing; and captivating yet relaxing
adventures that allow you to weave together diverse threads of your
experience, inspiring you to feel at home in the world.

 

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# 3 – Some advice from Elizabeth Gilbert to keep in mind in 2017…

CHOOSE YOUR THOUGHTS?

“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you
select your clothes every day. That’s a power you can cultivate. If you
want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the
only thing you should be trying to control.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

 

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# 5 – More good stimulation, this time from Mary Morrissey……

Research has shown that we all have a learned voice of internal judgment. This internal voice often shuts down our genius.

When we realize that it doesn’t matter what happened in our upbringing, we are liberated.

When we apply our highest truth to our lives, our self-imposed constraints no longer hold us down and we open to a whole new experience.

Negative feelings and judgment are like acid on our skin; they burn and destroy the tissue.

Rather than wallowing in anger and judgment, find something that you care about more than your anger.

It will give you life; it will become something bigger than your hurt.

The power within you is bigger than the hurt you feel.

Here’s To A Whole New Experience,
Mary Morrissey

 

# 6 – And here’s something from Mike Dooley at tut.com you may want to sign up for….It’s the Love Your Life 30 Day Project and it starts Jan 1st…..

http://www.tut.com/index/tut30days

 

Wishing everyone a 2017 filled with their heart’s desires!

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My Wish For You


 

I’m not Jewish, but I just received this in a newsletter from Tama Kieves and thought it was perfect for sharing here. It’s a fairly long read, but very inspiring, uplifting and centering…..and what I wish for us all….

 

 

Dear Beautiful Spirit,

It’s the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the New Year in the Jewish tradition, and since it’s always a wise choice to begin again, I’m making you all honorary– or honored– Jews.

Let’s talk fresh new life.

Rosh Hashanah is often celebrated by eating apples dipped in honey, to celebrate sweetness in life. I want to help you dip into honey.

We can all point fingers at what hurts right now. We can all drown in the riptides of the daily news. The media hawks fear at us. But I am appealing to your deeper intelligence. The human soul is bright with capacities. No matter what is going on, you have the opportunity to experience the joy of remembering who you really are.

I’ve always been moved by Viktor Frankl’s account in Man’s Search for Meaning of the kindness he witnessed in the concentration camps of the Holocaust—“men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread.” These individuals chose to be incredible human beings. They chose who they would be in this world. They did not allow conditions to choose for them.

This is the sweetness I wish for all of us. Where are you holding yourself back?

Your spirit is made of the thickest honey, a confection stronger than you know. You may not feel safe or triumphant or complete. But please don’t wait to express who you really are. The world can’t give you that permission. There will never be a better time. I keep seeing that it’s not the right circumstances that help me to appreciate my life. It’s my appreciation of myself and those around me that helps me to stand on holy ground, where I am.

Where can you be sweet to yourself right now?

You have been on a long journey. It doesn’t matter if you have many steps to go. This is a moment of celebrating your life because this moment is your life. it’s not about what comes later or what you think you haven’t accomplished. It’s right now.

Let’s begin again. Let’s drop our expectations and frustrations. Let’s love who we are and where we are, and let’s be kinder to those around us because it feels good to be who we really are, and not who we are when we’re in fear.

Dip your life in honey. And may you and your loved ones be written into the Book of True Life.

With my inspired and unstoppable love for who you really are,

Tama

 

Enjoy, and have a great weekend! 

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Purpose, free health events, Meditation 2.0, life and death, perception


 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – A good one from Eckhart Tolle…..

 

# 2 – Check out the latest post at Self-help Health for a number of free events, including Radical Beauty from Deepak Chopra and The Detox Project from Health Talks On-line…..

https://selfhelphealth.wordpress.com/2016/09/12/radical-beauty-m…upressure-points/

 

# 3 – And speaking of free events, you may want to sign up for this one being offered by Craig Hamilton, but you’ll need to hurry since it happens tomorrow…..

By now, you’ve probably tried meditation practice in the hope that it might bring you closer to the awakening you’ve sensed is possible.

But you’ve probably also noticed that although meditation can help us become calmer, more centered and less reactive, it rarely leads to the depth of spiritual awakening we’ve tasted in our most profound moments.

If that’s been your experience, too, I want to invite you to a free online seminar I’m offering to share a radical new approach to meditation that goes beyond the limitations of most meditation practices, and can even give us direct and consistent access to awakened consciousness:

Meditation 2.0 – The Miracle of Direct Awakening

In this 75-minute webinar, I’m going to share the surprising truth I’ve learned in three decades of meditation research–and the unexpected discovery that is revolutionizing the way I teach spiritual practice and awakening.

Indeed, the practice of “direct awakening” I’m going to be introducing is such a radical departure from the meditation most of us have been taught, that it’s really more accurate to think of it as an evolution of meditation. Which is why I’m calling it Meditation 2.0.

 

# 4 – Oh wow, very short, but lots to think about here….

“If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite.” – William Blake

 

# 5 – I found this video on life and death so profound and evocative. FYI, you may need to have a hanky at the ready…..

 

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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New Year’s Day 2016!


 

Here are some tips to get the new year off to a great start…..

 

# 1 – This first one is from a post by Robin & Michael Mastro featured in The Chopra Center’s newsletter…..

Create a Vedic Gratitude Altar

Altars act as focal points for creating something positive in your life. Northeast energy is the confluence of the positive magnetic energy coming from the north and the positive solar energy that comes from the east. The Northeast energy is the most powerful and positive energy in your home and specifically supports your spiritual connection to the Divine and the unseen forces that guide your daily life. An altar built in this area of your home enhances that connection.

Creating an altar focused on gratitude sets in motion the energy of attraction and brings more of what you want into your life. Practicing gratitude helps you bounce back more quickly from challenging times, and strengthens the immune system. Gratitude can also strengthen your social relationships.

See more at: http://www.chopra.com/ccl/5-vedic-actions-to-stay-centered-this-holiday

 

# 2 – Take some time to check out uplifting news at….

https://www.reddit.com/r/UpliftingNews

 

# 3 – Definitely something to reflect on as you enter the new year…..

 

# 4 – I love this from Brian Johnson’s The Optimizer. Have felt for a long time we’re way past due for a shift from judging things as mistakes and failures to seeing everything/life as a grand experiment. Love the lab coats and goggles visual……think of how fun/exciting/interesting 2016 could/would be if we picture ourselves that way whenever we embark on something new…..

EXPERIMENTS NEVER FAIL

“Testing means experimenting, and as the brilliant business author Dale Dauten says, ‘Experiments never fail.’

Experiments never fail because when you are experimenting you are just as eager to find out what doesn’t work as what does. Whatever you find out helps you grow. There is no failure in that.
Experiments give you a way to play with the universe. They allow you to interact with the real world and get some interesting answers. What works? What doesn’t? Let me try again. This is starting to kick in.”

That’s from a section called “Testing vs. Trusting.” This distinction is one of the most transformative ideas I picked up from my work with Steve. In fact, I loved it so much that I sent us both a lab coat and goggles to capture the spirit of an experimenter!
Don’t wait until everything is perfect and you can finally “trust” yourself. JUST. JUMP. IN. As Emerson says, “All life is an experiment. The more experiments the better.”

—Steve Chandler from Crazy Good

 

# 5 – Great things begin within!

 

# 6 – And check out last year’s New Year 2015 post for more tips and inspiration and links to previous years’ posts…..

https://zirah1.wordpress.com/2014/12/31/new-years-2015-free-green-body-cleanse-e-book-and-twice-the-abe/

 

Enjoy and Happy New Year Everyone!

And don’t forget to stop by my “What’s New” page and Self-help Health blog for more tips, picks and free stuff!


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Deepak’s affirmations, listen, Guest House, relax, relationship, and Abraham


 

TIPS FOR TODAY:

 

# 1 – A day-long, hourly affirmation routine from Deepak Chopra….

http://www.chopra.com/ccl/daily-affirmations-your-hour-by-hour-positivity-plan

 

# 2 – Would you rather be right than happy?

 

# 3 – I really liked this and how it sort of takes away the stigma attached to “bad” emotions, experiences, etc. and helps us realize it’s all “good”….

THE GUEST HOUSE

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.

He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

— Jelaluddin Rumi,
translation by Coleman Barks

 

# 4 – Ahhhh, just relax into it….

 

# 5 – This is good to keep in mind, and Nature seems to know what It’s doing by surrendering to “what is.” Maybe the path to achieving your goals was never intended to be a straight line?

Every Path in Nature is a Winding Path 
Only man-made ideas are forced, pushed, pressed into the “right” way to do things. Nature finds her undeniable certainty expressing in whatever way is appropriate in the moment – without prediction, without rigidity, and most importantly with curving, flowing Grace.
Next time you walk in the woods, notice the natural pathways everywhere, ever beckoning your surrender to What Is.
# 6 – And from Abraham…..

There is no relationship of greater importance to achieve than the relationship between you, in your physical body, right here and now, and the Soul/Source/God from which you have come. If you tend to that relationship, first and foremost, you will then, and only then, have the stable footing to proceed into other relationships. Your relationship with your own body; your relationship with money; your relationship with your parents, children, grandchildren, the people you work with, your government, your world . . . will all fall swiftly and easily into alignment once you tend to this fundamental, primary relationship first. –-Abraham

 

Enjoy!

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