Daily Empowerment

Positive thoughts to live by

Spread the Vibe

Loving what you do for a living and living that happy life will bring the ultimate bliss.

What activities do you gravitate towards?  Do they bring you joy?  Do they agree with your core intentions?

The world needs you to follow your inspiration.  That vibration and good feeling you emanate while living your dream expands and spreads to others directing them to their vision.

Namaste!

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Your Romantic Soul

A good friend on mine has recently started her own business.  Her website (www.yourromanticsoul.com) is fabulous!  Full of stories, information and ideas for love, sex and romance for women (there’s one for men too – www.romancemadeeasy.com)  Most of the articles are written by her and she was just published on Yahoo.  The link is below.  Check it out!  And if you like it, share it with others!   The more people that see it, the better!

http://voices.yahoo.com/my-husbands-girlfriend-11252356.html

Namaste!

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Peace Within

Today may there be peace within.  May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.  May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.  May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.  May you be content with yourself just the way you are.  Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.  It is there for each and every one of us.

Namaste!

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Stuck or Free?

As Kabbalah says – Beware of the temptation of staying in unfulfilling situations simply to avoid the painful process of self-understanding and change.

We all have dreams and visions of what we REALLY want to do.  I know that I am not overjoyed at my current employment, but I am content and I don’t want to make that “leap” unless I am secure in the fact that I will not fail at my endeavor.  But that’s not realistic right?  There’s probably never going to be a perfect time to make the move.  I know the challenges that will accompany this freedom and it won’t be easy.

However, there is a fulfillment and joy that comes with loving what you do. 

So when do I decide to move?  For some of you, “jumping without a net” is exhilarating, knowing that whatever is on the other side is exciting, whatever it may be.  But for me, taking baby steps toward my vision is OK.  I am still on my path, but just taking it a bit slower and savoring the journey.

Whatever your path and how quickly you get there, may you find the bliss that living your dream provides.  It is worth it!

Namaste!

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Circle of Support

I was just reminded of the love and support I have in my life.

I sometimes get caught up in my own mind, thoughts and feelings – in everyday responsibilities – and can trigger that feeling of being alone.  After all the grocery shopping is done, the laundry done, the house cleaned and dinner cooked – it’s just me. 

But it’s not just me. 

Even though I am not with my circle of support, they are always there – in feelings and spirit.  They are always there reminding me that I am loved.  Reminding me that I am wonderful.  Reminding me that people care.  Reminding me as long as I am true to myself, I am on the right path.

So, thank you to my circle of support – you know who you are!

Namaste!

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Intention

You create your future with the power of intention.  Intention is simply the conscious act of determining your future now.  Health, harmony in relationships, happiness, money, creativity, and love will come to you in the future, based on your intentions now.

Intend every day and create your future life.

Namaste!

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Don’t Be Afraid

Don’t be afraid to be YOU – That’s all you can be.

Express yourself your own way.

Let your inner light shine.

Spread your happiness and inspire others.

“And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk is took to blossom.” – Anais Nin

Namaste!

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Conquering Fear

Yesterday I shared a fable of Fear by Barrie Davenport.  Here is the explanation of how you can conquer Fear and put IT in a box. 

You will do things you never thought possible.

You will be bold and enthusiastic about life.

You will find passion in life and seize every opportunity.

If you want to start disempowering Fear right now, here are three things you can do today:

1. Isolate one fear at a time.

Start with one that really interferes with your growth.  What’s yours? You might fail? You might not be loved? You might disappoint someone?

2. Ask yourself why you have this fear.

This is a question you should ask until you run out of answers. Write down every reason you can think of, starting with the main one that probably occurred when you were small. Write these reasons down so you don’t forget them.

3. Finally, start undermining these reasons with evidence to the contrary.

You might feel a certain way about yourself, but that doesn’t make it true. And even if there were truth in the original belief and feelings, you have lived a lot of life since then.

There are hundreds of reasons why you are smart, lovable, attractive, etc. Write those down too.

Personal growth writer and teacher Byron Katie has this to say about the thoughts that Fear creates:

“So, how do you get back to heaven? To begin with, just notice the thoughts that take you away from it. You don’t have to believe everything your thoughts tell you. Just become familiar with the particular thoughts you use to deprive yourself of happiness. It may seem strange at first to get to know yourself in this way, but becoming familiar with your stressful thoughts will show you the way home to everything you need.”

Remember, you don’t have to believe the stories Fear tells you. Write them down, and then shine the light of Truth and Inquiry on them. Find evidence to the contrary, and attach your faith on this evidence rather than Fear’s stories.

With practice, you will escape the box and firmly place Fear within it.

Namaste!

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Fear

This is a fable of fear that was written by Barrie Davenport and I wanted to share as it is powerful.

Once upon a time, there was a young woman who carried Fear as her constant companion.

It wasn’t fear of wild animals, impending danger, or the shadows that lurk in the night. In fact, her friend Fear had become disassociated with any real thing. It had become an entity all its own that could morph and wind its way into any circumstance the woman happened to be in.

The woman wasn’t born this way.

When she was small, Fear had served her well and taught her how to stay out of harm’s way. But as the girl grew and experienced the world around her (which could sometimes be harsh and painful), Fear found a foothold for power.

Fear taught the girl that Harsh and Painful were always just around the corner, even when they weren’t, and showed her how to avoid life so that she wouldn’t meet them. When she did meet Harsh and Painful, Fear said, “I told you so. You better stick with me.”

Fear’s Sneaky Plot

Sometimes her erstwhile friend Fear thought it was fun to poke around in the young woman’s mind, searching for weak spots so that it could manufacture something that felt as real as an oncoming train or a lurking monster.

Fear was sneaky like that. It liked to torment and create havoc in the woman’s heart and mind. It whispered stories in her ear that weren’t true or only had a grain of truth. Fear liked to embellish. Fear liked to stir the pot.

The woman knew that she’d allowed Fear to become her master. But she kept feeding it by worrying, over-thinking, pontificating, ruminating, and believing without question. As Fear munched away growing fatter and stronger, the young woman began to shrink.

She shrunk so small that she could fit into the safe box that Fear hadn’t infiltrated—little did she know Fear had built just for her.

She felt comfortable in the box; and Fear liked her there because it kept him in control.

The Power of Truth

Fortunately, the box had windows. And after a while, the woman started looking outside. She saw other people in boxes just like hers. Just like her, they were safe and quietly contained with Fear guarding the door.

But she saw something else, something that stirred her heart and soul.

She saw people who weren’t in boxes.

These people had room to run, move freely, and do anything they wished. They were doing exciting, creative, adventurous things (many of the same things that Fear had warned her about).

But they were happy. They weren’t hiding. In fact, she could see Fear chasing them, but these people laughed at Fear. And when Fear did catch them, they would firmly cast Fear aside and put Fear in a box!

How amazing!!

How liberating!

The woman cracked the door of the box, and yelled over Fear’s head to the people outside, “How did you conquer Fear like that? How did you put Fear in a box?”

“Truth,” they shouted back. “We battled Fear with Truth and Inquiry, and Fear lost all of its powers!”

“How do I find Truth and Inquiry?” asked the woman.

“It’s that light inside of you,” they said. “And all you have to do is shine it in Fear’s face.”

Tentatively, the woman picked one of Fear’s favorite weak spots, and she look inside herself for Truth and Inquiry. She found a faint, flickering light and held it up to Fear.

Immediately, Fear grew weaker. And as Fear grew weaker, the woman started to grow. Truth and Inquiry got brighter too.

With practice, the woman was able to shine the light on all of the weak spots that Fear had created. Eventually, the woman grew too big, too strong, too powerful for the box.

As soon as she burst out of the box, she saw Fear cowering outside.

Her heart went out to Fear, because she remembered how it felt to cower. She gently placed Fear in the box, because she knew she might need Fear on occasion. But now she saw Fear for what it was—her servant, not her master. And Truth had set her free.

What About You?

Are you that woman or man?  Or were you?

How much power does Fear have over you?

How many of Fear’s stories do you believe?

Are you living in the box or have you begun your escape?

Namaste!

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Joy

I didn’t have anything in my mind to write for today.  But I starting thinking and figured I would write about the simple act of writing this blog.

I didn’t know when I started it if anyone would read it and like it, let alone comment about it.  But I knew I had to start sharing what I have learned so far in life, what I have acquired on my path to self-development and spirituality or else I was going to explode.  I didn’t want to become someone that would start talking to people about these things regardless if they wanted to hear about it or even more so, if they were even listening.

But the joy I have found in writing and getting feedback from friends and fellow bloggers is more than I ever imagined.  I have an outlet for expression that is perfect for me.  Whether the people reading it enjoy it or not, whether they comment or not, whether they rate the posts or not….I feel the same bliss. 

I knew this joy existed but didn’t know I would discover it this quickly on my journey.  It’s a feeling that no negative energy can touch, an elevated state of happiness that cannot be diminished.

It’s like the sun is shining on me all the time, making me warm with love and harmony.  Like that old soft comfortable blanket wrapped around me making me feel heavenly and at peace.

Do you have something brings you this peace, joy and harmony?

Namaste!

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