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Be A Lotus

I love the lotus flower.  There is something about these beautiful flowers rising above the water that inspires me and makes me happy and peaceful.

During a meditation recently, I began to see how we could benefit from following the path of the lotus.  The lotus flower grows up from the bottom of a pond or lake.  The roots burgh into the mud while stalk rises through the muck and mire of the water finally emerging above the surface with a flower of pink, red, white, or blue.  The lotus can live for hundreds, even thousands of years.

Like the lotus, our lives are often rooted in muddy soil.  These are the hurts, slights, and negative beliefs that we encounter as we go through life:

  • We get get teased or bullied
  • We fail and get embarrassed
  • We encounter physical or emotional abuses
  • We have our hearts broken
  • We lose loved ones
  • We dream and our dreams are dashed
  • We feel unloved, unappreciated, alone, depressed, fearful, not good enough
  • Etc…

But, if we live like the lotus, we grow out of these experiences and up through the murky waters of life to emerge above the pain, sadness, and fear to as beautiful flowers.  From this beauty and tranquility was can inspire those around us and bring happiness and peace to their lives.  With this gift we can create an impact on the world that latest for centuries, maybe millennia.

So my friends, I encourage you to “BE a LOTUS”.  

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Until next time, have a happy healthy day!

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I AM…

Recently, I have been focusing on, “I am…” statements.  The words, “I AM” are extremely powerful tools in the manifestation process.  The words that follow, “I am”, shape your reality.

WHY?

The Universe takes what we say after these two words as a statement of fact about what we believe ourselves to be.

Often, we use “I am” statements to create or reinforce negative beliefs:

  • I am tired.
  • I am poor.
  • I am stupid.
  • I am fat.
  • I am terrible at…
  • I am unloveable.
  • I am a victim

When used this way, “I am” statements doom us to continuely create and recreate negative results.

Fortunately, we can manifest our dreams and design an amazing life simply by using powerful positive “I am” statements.

What do you want to create in your life?  Do you want more money?  More friends?  A better job?   Who do you want to be?  Do you want to be healthy?  Beautiful?  Intelligent?Think about who you want to be and what you want to attract into your life and then add the words, “I AM”, at the beginning.

For example:

  • If you want to be a millionaire try the phrase,  I AM wealthy.
  • For individuals who want to attract a soul mate, begin with,  I AM loved.
  • If you want vibrant health or to be rid of a pain or illness try, I AM healthy.
  • Need some inspiration for an artistic project?  I AM creative.

You get the idea.

Don’t forget phrases like:

  • I AM talented.
  • I AM intelligent.
  • I AM a philanthropist.
  • I AM adventurous.
  • I AM successful.

I suggest taking some time over the next few days to review your goals and write down 1-2 inspiring and exciting “I am” statements for each goal.  It does not matter if it is true now, it simply needs to be a positive belief.

I have created a list of “I am” statements for myself and my goals and have encouraged many of my clients to do the same.  Both my clients and myself have noticed that we feel more confident, more enthusiastic about our goals, and overall happier.  It is amazing that 2 simple words have the power to attract so many spectacular and thrilling thoughts, circumstances, experiences, and people into our lives.

Once you have your “I am” statements written down, invest some time daily into reading them or speaking them out loud (I like to record mine and listen to them over and over) to fully immerse yourself in their power.

So until next time, remember:

 

 


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Back to Work

I have taken the past few months off from blogging to reconnect with and refocus on my goals.

I find that often we spend so much time working to achieve our goals that we forget why we wanted to achieve them in the first place.  For example, we get so caught up in earning that higher income that we forget the reason we wanted it was so that we could spend more time with our family, when in actuality our pursuit of the goal has left us with LESS family time.

During my “hiatus”, I took a few days to revisit each my goals.  I asked myself several questions about each goal:

  • Why did I want to achieve this goal in the first place?
  • Am I making progress toward this goal?
    • Why or why not?
  • Is this still a realistic goal?
  • How important is this goal to me, now?
  • What would it take for me to achieve this goal in the next 12 months?
  • Do I still want to achieve this goal?

I spent 3-4 days on each of my goals.  Every day I would read and respond to the questions.  Each time, I responded on a separate sheet of paper.  After a few days of writing and contemplating, I would review my answers to see how they changed or progressed.  Based on my responses, I either recommitted to the goal, revised the goal to make it more realistic/challenging/inspiring, or in some cases got rid of a goal altogether.

For me this was an eye-opening exercise.  As I reconnected with my goals, I found that I was on track and still inspired by many of them, but with others I found that not only did they not excite me, but that my reasons for wanting them in the first place were not in the interest of my greater good,  For example, I wanted them to please someone else or to prove to others what I could achieve.

As a result, I have a new list of goals and achievements, some old, some new, and some modified.  I have a better focus on what my achievement priorities are, new ideas on how to reach them, and a new excitement, passion and commitment to my dreams and desires.

If you have not taken the time lately to reassess your goals I encourage you to do so.  It can be an educational and stimulating exercise as well as bring you clarity on what you truly want and why you want it.

Until next time,

Good Luck and Have Fun!!!!


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Events vs. emotions – Which Do You Choose?

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Take a moment to reflect on the question..  You may even want to take a few days to really stop and think about it.

We all have those days where things are going along swimmingly, we are happy, optimistic, and enjoying life.  Then, out of no where, something happens, out car breaks down, we lose a client, or the barista makes our coffee not to our specifications and “BAM!” our day is ruined.  Now, we feel irritated, stressed out, and drained.

I see this all of the time on social media.  People have “amazing lives”, a terrific spouse, great kids, a job they love, and an awesome car.  They post about it constantly.  Then one day something bad happens, they get sick, into a car accident, or a meeting does not go as planned and suddenly the last 10 months have been hell!!!  Wait, 3 days ago life was perfect, now its been a disaster forever!!!!  What the heck happened?  Basically, these people let the events in their life dictate their emotions.  The negative event yielded  negative emotions.

To be clear, there is NOTHING wrong with having and expressing emotions.  After all, if we are not meant to express them then we would not have them in the first place.  However, letting negative emotions determine the quality of the day or life you live can be detrimental.  

Bemoaning, dwelling on, and dramatizing negative circumstances, events, and people that come into our lives not only attracts more of those things into our lives through the Law of Attraction, but also dooms us to live in sadness, anger, frustration, and anxiety until we eventually encounter a positive event (which we always do).

It has taken me years to learn this lesson, and I continue to work on it every day.  For most of my life I allowed unpleasant and adverse circumstances to trap me in fear, loneliness, anger, and stress.  Even an imagined slight could cause me to sink into depression or angst.  Slowly, I have become conscious of the pattern and made efforts to change the way I react.  These days when I experience a troublesome situation, I stop, take a breath, and think, “Do I want this to ruin my day?”  More often than not the answer is a resounding, “NO!”  I can then make an intentional effort to refocus my mind and emotions to things that are more pleasant and uplifting.    So, rather than the event creating negative emotions, I allow my emotions to defuse the event and keep me in a more positive state of mind.

If you are already adept at letting your emotions determine the events in your life, congratulations!    Please share your tips and tricks in the comments below.  There are plenty of us that can put them to good use.

If you are not as easily able to prevent events from adversely influencing your emotions, it’s ok.  Just know it takes time and a conscious, deliberate effort to create the change.  You will get there you just need to focus and be patient and forgiving to yourself.

Keep in mind that this whole thing works in reverse:  If you dwell and nurture positive, uplifting, joyous, and grateful emotions you will inevitably manifest more events to express happiness, gratitude, and excitement for.

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Thank You Thursday

We hear a lot about performing random acts of kindness.  You know, things like paying for a stranger’s cup of coffee, taking in your neighbor’s garbage can, or shoveling snow from an elderly neighbor’s walkway.  I love random acts of kindness,  I think they are a terrific way to create positive energy and “good karma”.

Today I would like to introduce you to a new random act, Random Acts of Gratitude!

What, you may ask, is a “random act of gratitude”?

A random act of gratitude is when you thank someone, usually a stranger or casual acquaintance, for something they did to make your day better or something you saw them do, like a random act of kindness, for someone else.

Here are a few examples:

  • While in the parking lot of your local store you see a patron put their shopping cart in the designated corral rather than leaving it to roll aimlessly through the lot.  As you pass by you say, “Thank you for putting that cart away.  You saved my car from dings.”
  • Standing in line for coffee you notice the woman (or man) in front of you has a beautiful and engaging smile.  You could say, “You have a great smile!  It made my day.”

 

Spend your day looking for reasons to perform “random acts of gratitude”, at the store, at work, on the bus, etc.  Make it your mission today to perform at least 2 “random acts of gratitude.”  I guarantee it will make you feel great and make the other person’s day amazing!

 

Please take a few minutes today to check out my Kickstarter campaign, to raise funds for the publication my newest book, Adventures in Gratitude.  If you like it, please share it with everyone you know!  THANK YOU!


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Spread the Gratitude

First, I would like to say, “Thank You!!!”, to everyone who has read and supported my blog.  I am truly grateful!

Today is an exciting day!

For the past month I have been working on a book of tips, tricks, games, and affirmations designed to help readers express their gratitude and manifest even more things for which to be grateful.

I am thrilled to say that the rough draft of the book is completed and I am ready to get the book prepared for publishing.

In an effort to help cover the costs of graphics, editing, and promotion I have started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to finance my book project.

Below is the link to the campaign page where you can find more information on the project:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1496018861/rachels-little-book-of-thank-yous

I would be grateful to everyone if you would share the link, promote my quest, and contribute if you can!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

Thank You!!!!!