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Friday, June 27, 2014

Being of value to others is self serving and easier than you may think.

"...what does give this form of mundane distraction some sense of substance, so you're not just doing the headless chicken dance all day long, is informing your drive with the urge to be of help, to be of service to contribute value to your fellow orbiters. 
This comprises but a subtle shift, though a potent one nonetheless. You may not actually do anything differently as a result – you may still be taking money at the till, cutting someone's hair, trading some currency, putting some heat under a dance-tune in the marketplace, fitting someone for a new dress, building someone a new website, or whatever, but your energy field will be vibrating at a far higher frequency and the effect of your encounters with others as you work, rest or play, will be far more profound and mutually enriching by consequence. And from that will come an increase of opportunities coming your way, because others will be excited by your presence and want the world to know about you."

~ Stephen Russell, The Barefoot Doctor

Quotes of the day... 6/27/14

We have power over our minds. 
We have enormous freedom 
to choose our thoughts and reactions.
     ~adapted, Carolyn Gregoire

Our day dreams should be beautiful;
our imaginations positive.
“Life is largely a matter of expectation.”
     ~ Horace

You are always free to change your mind 
and choose a different future, or a different past.
     ~ Richard Bach

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Quotes of the day... 6/25/14

Forgiveness is the act of admitting 
we are like other people. 
     ~ Christina Baldwin 

Everyone smiles in the same language. 
     ~ Anonymous 

Let others see their own greatness 
when looking in your eyes.
     ~ Mollie Marti

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Quotes of the day... 6/24/14

Modern medicine, for all its advances, 
knows less than 10 percent of what 
your body knows instinctively.
     ~ Deepak Chopra

The primary determinant of health 
for the average person is thought. 
     ~ Dr. Bruce King 

Your body hears everything your mind says.
      ~Naomi Judd

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Quotes of the day... 6/24/14

The successful warrior 
is the average man, 
with laser-like focus. 
     ~ Bruce Lee

There is a giant asleep within every man.
When the giant awakes, miracles happen.
     ~ Frederick Schiller Faust

I discovered this simple truth - 
that you have been designed with greatness 
for your success right within your DNA.
     ~ Asara Lovejoy

Monday, June 23, 2014

Quotes of the day... 6/23/14

Instead of using our anger
to lash out at others,
use that energy as a tool of passion
and greater awareness.
     ~ adapted, Swati Jyotish

When you manage to stay connected 
to your Energy stream, you always win. 
And you know what, somebody else 
doesn't have to lose for you to win. 
There is always enough.
     ~ Abraham/Hicks

Send them love. 
Wish them peace. 
See them happy. 
Everyone, always, forever.
     ~ Mike Dooley

Sunday, June 22, 2014

"The primary determinant of health....

...for the average person is thought. Not genetics, not exercise or nutrition, but the mind. This has been shown over and over again by the scientific fields of psychoneuroimmunology, psychoneurocardiology, psychoneuroendocrinology, not to mention cancer research and all the various psychosomatic disorders that have been studied.

If you doubt that thought affects health then I will be happy to have a truckload of research evidence dumped at your doorstep (at your expense) that you can take the next few years perusing. On second thought, why don’t I just relate a story.

The oldest documented person that ever lived was a French woman named Jeanne Calment who made it to 122 years, 164 days on this earth.

What was her secret? According to French researcher Jean-Marie Robine, “She never did anything special to stay in good health.”

Jeanne Calment smoked cigarettes (started at age 21), drank port wine and ate a couple of pounds of chocolate sweets a week until she was 119 years old.

She credited her longevity to laughing a lot and not getting stressed out. She is quoted as saying “If you can’t do anything about it, don’t worry about it.”(1) It probably didn’t hurt that her life circumstances — born into wealth and married wealth — enabled a life of ease and comfort; in other words, no mental stress.

Let’s contrast this with someone I knew personally that lived a very healthful lifestyle, ate right, exercised and could be described as being disgustingly healthy. He dropped dead of a heart attack at age 61. Funny enough, this didn’t surprise me because I knew this person had a type “A” personality. I also recall never having seen him laugh; not even once.

Personal stories are all well and good but what does the research say about thought and the major causes of death — heart disease and cancer? The studies on thought and cardiac disease are so well known there is really no point in covering it, but what about cancer?

According to the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, “Extreme suppression of anger was the most commonly identified characteristic of 160 breast cancer patients.” (2)

In other research: “Extremely low anger scores have been noted in numerous studies of patients with cancer. Such low scores suggest suppression, repression, or restraint of anger. There is evidence to show that suppressed anger can be a precursor to the development of cancer, and also a factor in its progression after diagnosis.” (3)

In my opinion, the most interesting thing in this article is that a woman that lived 122 years smoked cigarettes for 100 years without any ill effect. Why didn’t smoking lead her to an early grave? I would say, “Because thought is more important than lifestyle.”

~ Dr. Bruce King

10 Small Habits to Change Our Lives in A Big Way. ~ Nikki Zajac

"When we’re looking for changes in our life, we may have no idea where to start.

The leap from “now” to “there” seems daunting, leaving us unsure of which step to take first.

As humans, we desire pleasure; we want to feel good (like really, really good). Therefore, we will do anything that we assume will bring us happiness and feel-good feelings. The problem with this formula is that we don’t always have a clear understanding of what makes us feel good. Plus, we don’t know which steps will bring positive changes that last.

The spaces between discomfort and pleasure are steps: the choices we make and our actions all lead us to either pain or pleasure. They key to long-term happiness is to take steps stemming from a place of love.

Pain and pleasure are along the same spectrum. Are we moving toward pleasure and away from pain? Or, are we possibly moving in the opposite direction? The point is that we hold the power.

The easiest way to see results in our lives is to create small, healthy habits. These small habits can make a monumental difference and lead us closer to the pleasure end of the spectrum!

Here are my top 10 easy habits that can change our lives forever:

1. Express gratitude.

Count our blessings every day. Even in the midst of crisis there is something to be thankful for.

2. Stretch the body.

Our bodies need TLC. Take small breaks throughout the day to stretch it out. Incorporate yoga as often as you can.

3. Dance to our favorite music.

Listening to music is therapeutic and healing. It can shift our state and enhance mood. Dancing opens the body and allows us to feel joy and passion. Combine the two and we’ll instantly shift our state to one of happiness. Try dancing with a frown on your face. I promise you will burst out laughing in seconds!

4. Check your bank balance.

Positive changes impact every area of our lives. We often ignore a very important part of life: our finances. Take some time each day to check our balances and give thanks for what we do have. Getting into this habit tells the universe that we respect and love our money, thus attracting more abundance into our lives.

5. Drink a green smoothie or juice.

This one is my ultimate fave. What we put into our bodies makes up our cells and organs. Feed our bodies the best possible nutrients with a green juice or smoothie. We’ll receive live antioxidants and nutrients that can protect us from toxins and strengthen our immune system. Maybe we’ll even feel that green “buzz”!

6. Meditate or breathe deeply for at least five minutes.

Our breath is our life force; energy that connects us to life. When we get stressed we tend to hold our breath. Any disease, pain or problem occurs when we aren’t breathing fully and deeply. Not only does breathing help our body, but it also frees our mind. It allows us to let go of thoughts and connect with our intuition.

7. Cross off one “to-do”.

This may seem like an odd one to add to the list, but it is a must! Most of our stress comes from things we put off or neglect to do. It is usually something so simple, requiring little time to complete. Do yourself a favor and just do it!

8. Drink lots of water.

Our bodies are made up of over 70% water. Don’t skip out on staying hydrated. Water gives us energy, clears our skin, and removes toxins.

9. Make eating an experience.

Instead of eating in the car or in front of the television, make eating an experience. Give thanks before we eat and chew slowly. The energetic state we are in when we are eating affects the digestion of the food. Eat with love.

10. Be authentic.

This one is a biggie. Be who you are! Say what you feel. Act in accordance with your natural self. Make sure you don’t compare yourself to others. Who you are is unique, amazing and one-of-a-kind. Own it.

There ya go! Be ready to witness some amazing changes.


via elephant journal

Have patience and be kind to yourself...

If there is something that you have to do, resist the temptation to do it under duress. Ask yourself, "What's the worst thing that would happen if I didn't do this?" And if you can get away with not doing it at all, don't do it. And then imagine what would it feel like to have this done. Spend a day or two, if you can, just 15 minutes here, 5 minutes here, 2 minutes here, here and here, imagining it completed in a way that pleases you! And then, the next time you decide that you're going to take action about it, the action is going to be a whole lot easier.

~ Abraham/Hicks