Thursday, April 6, 2017

Wondering and Wandering

User Friendly Inspiration: Wondering and Wandering


“Far away in the sunshine are my highest inspirations. I may not reach them, but  can look up and see the beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead.” 
~Louisa May Alcott



Question, what can we fantasize about achieving in life beyond the ordinary, beyond what we currently see?

It all starts in the imagination, in our minds and it all starts with our thoughts.

What kinds of thoughts are we replaying everyday in our heads?

Are we operating on automatic or are we taking time everyday to consciously focus on those things that actually matter in our lives? It’s makes a difference. 

What do you image in your mind or tell yourself?

Are you complaining? Are you constantly talking about how hard it is to make ends meet and then wonder why this condition keeps showing up in your life?

You are creating it with your powerfully focused attention on that condition.

It is because you image it and remind yourself daily and it is so.

In your mind, do you see things working out or not.

One of my favorite mind mantras is, “Everything always works out for me. I just know that everything always works out for me.” I find these statements to be more effective than the alternative (like "nothing ever works out for me"). Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that I never have issues or challenges pop up but I sure move quicker through them than I have ever did before in my life. I’m sorry, life is too short to dwell in the negative, to give my power to anything that will drag me down to the gutter. I prefer to look and reach up as quickly as possible and connect to source.

"Become as little children"
~Bible

There are many ways to connect to source (God, the universe, the creator or any other name that you prefer. Here are a few of my favorites.

1) 15 minute meditation. There are some quick and easy ones available on YouTube or you can choose to sit in a chair and focus on a sound, or a hum (refrigerator, birds outside) that will help you clear your mind and just focus. Sometimes, if I am having trouble of just clearing my mind, I will silently state, “Thank you, thank you, thank you” and it helps to calm and focus me.

2) Prayer. Written (silent) or Affirmed (out loud) always helps you to recognize and acknowledge a Higher Power (as well as help you to reconnect to source).

3) Going for a walk, getting outside in Nature. As the weather breaks, it’s much easier for us in 4 season states to begin to enjoy the blossoming of Spring and revel in the newness of another season (puts our lives and worlds in perspective).

4) Journaling can help you get your thoughts out and allow you to clear your head. Some individuals also use their writing to consult and talk to Source. I like making daily gratitude lists so that I acknowledge all of the expected and unexpected good that comes into my life.

5) Music. Music is a wonderful way to get uplifted and for some a way to connect to Source. I personally love inspirational songs that help me remember that I’m strong, I’m possible and created to soar!

We have been given a powerful gift that we can use for our benefit or detriment. When we choose to use our imagination, we realize that we can leap, create, accomplish any thing that our heart desires. We can begin to see our lives in new and renewed ways. We can see our futures as we have never dreamed them before. We can begin to dwell on these thoughts and create a new life before any one thing changes in our actual physical life but to get to the physical, the stuff, we have to see and believe it in our minds, our imagination. You have to image it and feel it.

What would you like to see or have happen in your life today?

Can you see it? Can you feel what it would be like to have, be or do it?

Is it clear? Write it down. Get into it. Dwell on it. Live it out loud first in your mind. Write down as many of the juicy details as you can. Feel it!


 “The body travels more easily than the mind and until we’ve limbered up our imagination, we continue to think as though we had stayed home.” 
~John Erksine

"May our bodies take us to spaces and places where our minds 
can wander and wonder."
~Me!


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Be Inspired Everyday

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I can't help but smile every time I listen to this video and decided to share it here with you. It could really be called "Basking in His Glory." Once again, Abraham (via Esther Hicks) delivers a powerful way for all of us to get more out of our lives. I love this message and I hope that you do, too!


YouTube Video by zmahoon 
Words and Commentary by: Abraham (Ester) Hicks 

1) Meditate at least 15 minutes a day.




2) Go outside and move around no matter what the weather. Express appreciation for the things that you encounter in your environment. 




3) Pick 5 subjects and write 3-4 positive aspects about each of them. Go for a page each!




4) Go to a window or outside, look outward and upward and state the following to the universal force. Call the force by whatever name you use and state...




"I acknowledge that I am the object of your positive attention and I am appreciating your continual gaze upon my well-being and today, no matter where I am, no matter where I am going, no matter what I am doing and no matter who I am doing it with,  I will be in conscious awareness that you too are there with me, 
appreciating me, 
supporting me, 
acknowledging me, 
inspiring me,
guiding me, 
having fun with me, 
acknowledging me, 
supporting me, 
assisting me, 
inspiring me, 
helping me,
guiding me.
aware of me, 
guiding me, 
loving me, 
showing me,
inspiring me, 
guiding me, 
helping me,
uplifting me, 
showing me.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Everyday Grace 4

User Friendly Inspiration: Gratitude and Grace 4


How important is it to control your thoughts, your moods or your vibration?
According to Abraham Hicks, it's everything and we must learn to train ourselves to FEEL GOOD and once we embrace feeling good, everything that we desire flows to us much easier.

Here's a quick video on taking baby steps toward feeling better by using as little as 17 second blocks a day:

YouTube Video by Z. Zeahorse
Words and Audio: Abraham Hicks

One way to feel better everyday is to take a few minutes and create a gratitude list. I bet that you could easily hit 17, 34, 51, 68 seconds and more by just engaging in what is already working in your life.

Check out my post HERE on how to find something, anything to feel good about!

3/25 List of Gratefulness:

I'm thankful for the rain that is turning the almost green grass into pretty green grass!



Hmmmm good, thankful for picking up butter rum syrup for my coffee at Gloria Jeans!



Always grateful for new inquiries and requests for my services, help or work.



What are you thankful for? Share Below.

Are you feeling good?

Not yet, visit the following posts and turn your feeling good seconds into minutes:




Saturday, March 25, 2017

Everyday Grace 3

User Friendly Inspiration: A Moment of Grace


Everyday is a day to find something to be thankful for if we open our minds, hearts and eyes to see!

I want to create a place where you and I can share in the bounty that we have (right in front of us) in our lives. So often we take for granted the little things that actually make our lives worthwhile. 

India Arie "Little Things"
IndiaArieVevo (YouTube)


We can become so focused on things that are not happening for us or going wrong in our lives that we (sometimes) completely ignore or lose sight of those things that have gone right. When we learn to pay attention to the positive things and/or where we want to go rather than where we have been, we can create the lives that we are yearning for......more good can get in.....

Today (3/24), I am grateful that I was able to get some pleasant walking in outdoors and it did not rain as it had been predicted.

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I love that I was able to work with ease and able to complete a project quickly.


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Lastly (for today's post), I'm also thankful that I was able to laugh and joke in the grocery line yesterday with strangers as we all gazed at the beautiful and bright daffodils. 


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Want to read some more everyday moments of grace, click below and don't forget to share your moments (in the comments) as well. I can't wait to read and share in your life as well!


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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Everyday Grace 2

User Friendly Inspiration: Daily Grace


This post is a continuation of the original post on 


My desire is to keep sharing the things, people, ideas and just anything that I am grateful for and to encourage you to do the same. I believe that we are all meant to live full and luscious lives. One way to do that is to begin to appreciate those things that are ALREADY filling us up (some people may think of this idea as "being conscious," "enjoying the moment" or "appreciating the little things"). 

I just want to make sure that I am savoring and tasting the seconds, moments, hours and days CONSCIOUSLY. It's all too easy for us to go through life on automatic mode and paying way too much attention to who's tweeting what and allowing fear to creep into the recesses of our minds. I didn't sign up for that. 

I want to live my life in passion and purpose mode so that even what may seem like mundane things to others, actually have worth and meaning. 

I'm ready to live out loud, on point and on purpose, are you?


Here we go:

Moments of Grace: March 22

I'm thankful for things just working out without my heavy involvement,



thankful for checks that still come in the mail with minimal effort from sites like this,

http://bit.ly/savvycash


for trusting, knowing and feeling that 
"ALL IS 
TRULY WELL"


Please share below those things that you are thankful for......

I can't wait to read and share in your moments of grace!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Everyday Grace

User Friendly Inspiration: Grace


I've decided (once again) to share my moments of everyday grace.

Why?


Quite simply, because it feels good and I think feeling good consciously is simply one of the best ways to get the most out of life.

My goal is to share three different things that I am grateful for everyday!

I hope that others will post the things that they are grateful for so that we can create one big GRATITUDE and LOVE FEST.

I believe that what we focus on ---- expands, so this post, which I hope to continue, helps me to give attention everyday to those things that feel good to me.

Feeling good helps us to get aligned with our Creator and the more connected I am, the better my life seems to be!

Please help me in creating an everlasting overflow of joy and gratitude that occurs in our everyday lives!


Here we go,


Today, Tuesday  3/21, I am grateful for:



1) Waking up and Feeling Calm.......ahhhhhh

Beautiful: India Arie (Acoustic Soul)
YouTube Video Uploaded by Lies Mia


2) Going to sleep, listening to "Beautiful" by India Arie and "Loving Me" by Jonathan McReynolds (Two of my favorite artists).

Loving Me:Jonathan McReynolds (Life Music)
YouTube Video Uploaded by JonMcReynoldsVevo

3) Clean, fresh air and wild turkeys flurrying about.



Now, it's your turn......
What are you thankful for?

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Aligning with Source: Get in the Receptive Mode

User Friendly Inspiration: Being Receptive to Source


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What is a receptive mode and why should I be concerned with it?

A receptive mode is when you allow yourself to be in a state of receiving. Most people don’t realize how their thoughts, feelings, ideas and actions lead to the life that they are living. We want to be attuned or aligned or receptive so that we can live the best life possible, so that we can live our lives to the fullest, to be the best version of ourselves that we can be.

Are you in a receptive mode? What’s the point and how do I get there?

The easiest way to tell if you are in a receptive mode is to examine how you feel


"When we take a few minutes to examine how we feel and then
decide to work toward something better, it can make a world of difference in your life."

How do you feel?

Are you calm, at peace, happy for no reason, in a state of feeling appreciation or gratitude? If those thoughts feel right? You are in the receptive mode. You are in a state of receiving and to receive.

Are you anxious, nervous, tense? 
If these states more accurately describe you right now, then you are not in a receptive mode. You are not yet ready to receive but you can change that around and it starts with being aware of where you are right now.

The main idea/point is to realize that we can align our thoughts and feelings into a state of focusing on and receiving more of what we do want. We have the power to turn away from those ideas and sometimes recurring thoughts that bring us and keep us down and away from our dreams and goals.


The next step is to begin reaching for thoughts that (make you) feel better. No one expects you to go from completely out of control to being happy and joyous but you can always reach for something that feels better.

Sometimes just thinking of something or someone can instantly pull you and your mood in a different direction. We are creators and we have the power to catch a downward spiral and if we are already in the pit, we can climb our way back up and toward the light. The more we realize our ability to control our moods and the more we practice reaching for the things (thoughts) that make us feel good, the better our lives will get.

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Helpful hints:
  • Sometimes thinking of your child or grandchild can instantly pull you in another direction.
  • Think about something or someone who makes you laugh.
  • Turn on or hum some of your favorite music.
  • Take a minute (or two or five) to step out and gaze at the sky and get some fresh air.
  • Take a 10-15 minute walk. Movement can work wonders for helping us to relieve stress and turning a moment around.
  • Exercise or walk/step in place for 1-3 minutes.
  • Take 1-3 minutes to sit and write a gratitude list. This is one of the easiest ways to get into the receptive mode. For an extra boost, share it on social media.
  • Surround yourself with some positive materials:
(All of these ladies have great websites, blogs and/or programs that can help you get on the path to living a fuller and incredible life)

  • Call someone who always make you laugh or is a source of positivity, good energy or good will.
  • Sketch, draw or color (give yourself a few minutes to focus on something else)
  • Meditate or pray.
This list is a small sample of the many things that you can do to turn your mood and your receptivity (to your good) around.


Have more thoughts, please share with me how you get into the receptive mode and how you turn your moods around. I can’t wait to read about it below in the comments.

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