Friday, December 30, 2011

Games to play for the new year, new month

Affirmations are one of my favorite things to do, so I am always up for a new way to play the affirmation game.

I read of one person on Good Vibe Blog that does a new moon wish list. It's just basically a list of things she wanted to manifest over the next month. Here's how it works.

On the new moon, write out a short list of things you want to manifest over the next month. Put down whatever you want. I like to look at my "big" dream list, the one my husband and I created together, and pick
out a few things.

Some things to remember - we don't hold an attachment to the outcome of those things. These are things we'd just like to see happen but if they happen this month or next month, it's okay. The game just helps us focus a little bit and maybe notice a bit more of what is happening around us, what we are manifesting around
us.

The next game I read about in Abraham Hicks' book Ask and it is Given.

At the end of the year write a letter to yourself. Date it for one year from today. Write the letter talking about all the wonderful things that have happened and write them as if they have already happened. Seal it up and address it to yourself. Put it in a safe place where it won't be lost.

In December of next year, mail the letter to yourself. Don't open it and save a stamp. There's just something about recieving the letter in the mailbox. You'll be ready to open that letter and there will be this wonderful feeling of anticipation around it. Open it and read it. And you will see what has happened in your life over the past year. You'll see things that have manifested that you forgot you even asked for.

Alternative to this game - use the website Futureme.org.  You can write yourself an email and it will be delivered to you on the day that you choose. Be sure to use an email address that you'll be checking in a year. I've already written my letter out longhand, but I'll be using the electronic version next year.

These are two wonderful manifesting games you can play, right here, right now, as we head into a new month and a new year. It's the perfect time to start building your new life.

Have a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all!

Remember to look to this season as one of hope, one of change. Know that the One who came to save us also came to give us life and to give it more abundantly. I truly believe that with all my heart.

Wishing you and yours blessings for the season and a promise of a wonderful, beautiful, abundant, affluent and creative life.

Bama Girl and family

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

When things don't seem to be happening

Sometimes it seems as though LOA isn't working. Maybe some small things are working, but the big ones, they seem to be staying out of reach. We don't know why. Is there anything we can do?

We feel we have to do something, we need to make that manifestation appear. But in reality we cannot do anything. We have to do what we can, then stop and let go. I know that's easier said than done.

At the time I'm writing this we're still waiting for my husband's final paycheck from November. His direct deposit wasn't input on time for payday and they mailed a paper check. Every day we are checking the mailbox. No check. Every day we talked about what we were going to do with the money. Pay our bills, buy groceries. But no check.

So we check our feelings about not having the check. We're frustrated, we're angry at the company, at the post office. We name the feelings and let them out.

We are thankful for what is happening. I get three checks this month, so we were able to pay the final bills for November. We had food in the cabinets. We had enough gas money to get back and forth to work. We are noticing what is happening and what is working.

We played the "wouldn't it be nice if..." game.

We had a fun Saturday at a friend's wedding, even though it was an hour away and we had discussed issues with gas for this week

We visualized getting the check in the mailbox, how happy and relieved we would be when it came.

But still no check. And now payroll is saying a new check should be in by Thursday. So we're waiting and we're letting it go. There is nothing more we can do.

But I believe that even though it looks like nothing is happening, it is. Something is happening. It may be something we cannot see yet. But down the road, we will find out why this happened. And even though we
didn't have the money in November when it was planned, it will come when it's meant to be here. And in the meantime, all our needs have been provided. We have food, we have gas, the bills are paid.

To help us continue to be thankful and grateful, we are reading these verses and affirmations: 

Heb 13:5: Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."

Phil 4:19: And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

Eph 6:13b ...and after you have done everything, to stand.


Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forward -- Kierkegaard

Something's Coming - Westside Story

It's only just out of reach,
Down the block, on a beach,
Under a tree.
I got a feeling there's a miracle due,
Gonna come true,
Coming to me!

So keep holding on. Keep waiting. Stay strong. Believe, with no doubt, something is working. Something is happening. Look for the clues. Look for what is happening in your life, what is manifesting. You may find it's closer than you think.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Abundant or Affluent

I listened to a money coaching call from Karin Title the other day, part of the Divine Entrepreneurial Diva Telesummit hosted by Carrie at Deeper Waters Coaching.

One of the distinctions that Karin was making was moving out of abundance and into affluence. That was confusing to me. After all, isn't my affirmation "Enjoying a wonderful, beautiful, abundant and creative life through principles of positive thinking and the Law of Attraction" ? Don't I want to live an abundant life?

So I decided to really break it down and see what those two words mean. What do they mean to me, and what do they REALLY mean. And is there a difference.

Abundant - I am blessed, I am overflowing, I have a full and rich life with money and time and family and everything that gives me peace.

Affluent - Wealth, someone who is influential, a leader.

I have never seen myself as affluent based on my definition above. It's been difficult enough seeing myself as abundant. Of course, I don't only associate abundance with money, although that is a large part of it. Part of having a rich and full life is having enough money to be able to follow dreams, to pursue passions, to travel and experience the world. Living life in everything - that is abundant to me. Regarding money, however, abundant meant enough. It meant not having to worry about my money, to release that attachment, fear and
anxiety I've had for so long.

Now that I defined the words for myself, I decided to see what Webster's had to say.

Abundant - very plentiful, more than sufficient, ample, well supplied, rich, plentiful.

Affluent - flowing freely, plentiful, abundant, wealthy, prosperous, opulence, great plenty, rich, a flowing toward, influx.

Wow.

I thought I knew what the words meant. I thought I knew what I wanted. And I do want that abundant, full life - rich in experiences and opportunities, friends and family, more than sufficient money and time. But doesn't affluent do all of that? All of that -- and more?

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Book - The Spell of Rosette

I am enthralled with the book, The Spell of Rosette: Book One, Quantum Enchantment, written by Kim Falconer.

Written from a fantasy adventure perspective, the story is unlike any I've ever read before and I have read a lot of fantasy adventure, including Margaret Wise and Tracy Hickman and RA Salvatore. But what I enjoy about this book is that it weaves in Law of Attraction, magic, astrology, technology -- and shows how these characters live it out in their everyday lives. From something as simple as gratitude - being thankful for being home after a long day. Or trusting that a person they need to see or something they want will come to them when needed.

I am enjoying this book immensely and cannot wait to read the rest of the series. It held my interest and now there are some more things that I am wanting to learn about. I thought it interesting that she included a reading list in the back of the book. There was a slight twist that I wasn't expecting and the last few chapters seemed to move very fast, the heroes completing their mission with a fight but it seemed it was a very easy fight. Compared to the length and detail of the first section of the book, it just seemed to move very fast to me and I felt it needed to slow down a little more.

I'll be ordering the next book, Arrows of Time, next.

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*disclaimer - I bought the book on Amazon to read for myself. I was not paid for this review. However, if you purchase the book through my link above to Amazon I will receive a commission.*

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Law of Attraction Awareness

My husband and I had been invited to a wedding of a friend of his from a former job. We were sitting at the reception, talking with each other, waiting for the bride and groom to arrive. He mentioned wanting some barbecue, maybe some Brunswick stew, and I mentioned that our son had said something about getting some Brunswick stew from the grocery store deli where he worked. He mentioned a specific barbecue restaurant, Country's BBQ, and I said, well, why don't we go to dinner there tonight? He agreed.

We enjoyed the wedding reception and got to meet more of his friend's family. The friend - the groom - asked my husband if he wanted to hang around a bit and maybe go out to dinner that night since he didn't get a lot to eat at the reception. I asked my husband, are you sure? I know this is a second marriage for them, but the kids are going to be gone tonight and I would think they'd want to be alone for a while. He'd better run this by his wife.

To my surprise she agreed, and we helped them carry some gifts back to their house. Once the kids were dropped off we headed out to eat - at Country's BBQ. So he got his barbecue chicken and stew, we got some takeout for our son, and the bride and groom paid for our dinner.

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Our son has a job at a local grocery store. One of his duties is running the carts back into the store from the parking lot. He and his co-workers are allowed to wear their iPods while outside on the lot. My husband and I felt that was dangerous and told our son so. We felt it was a safety hazard with cars zipping in and out and sometimes people not paying close attention. He said it was boring on the lot and he always kept the music low enough to hear what was around him and he always looked where he was going. We weren't happy about it, but we still didn't like it. My husband expressed a desire that he not be allowed to wear the headphones while on the parking lot.

Our son came home the other day and told me that he was written up that day. He was on the lot, listening to his music, pushing the carts, and even though he'd looked FOUR times (he made sure to tell me that) this lady came from nowhere in the lot. She apparently complained, saying that he had run out in front of her. So now he is not allowed to wear his headphones on the lot.

Our son isn't very happy, but we are. And we're glad he's safe.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Green Lantern - Law of Attraction in Hollywood

I finally got to see Green Lantern on DVD over Thanksgiving weekend.

The first thing I noticed about the movie was the description of the ring's power. It works through the force of will. Whatever you can imagine, you can create.

Granted, it seemed as if everything that was created disappeared in a wisp of green smoke when it wasn't needed any longer, but Hal did create a necklace for his girlfriend that appeared to become permanent.

What impressed me the most, though, was near the end of the movie when Hal is fighting the monster Paralax.

Parallax is fear. He destroys people who are afraid and lives off their fear energy. He is taunting Hal, telling him that he will lose, telling him that he will destroy Earth and everything on it. Hal is holding him back with a green shield, his eyes shut tight, and as Parallax continues to taunt him he begins to recite the Green Lantern oath:

"In brightest day, in blackest night,
No evil shall escape my sight.
Let those who worship evil's might,
Beware my power, Green Lantern's light!"


This oath was like a mantra or affirmation to Hal. He recited it when fear was right on top of him, telling him that everything was lost, nothing was going to survive, and there was nothing he could do about it.

Repeating this oath reminded Hal of his powers as Green Lantern. Even though he was new to the Corps, he knew what he was capable of -- both as himself, a daredevil test pilot, and as Green Lantern. And it was in reciting that oath and remembering his own power that he was able to rise up and find a way to defeat Parallax.

This is also true of us as we remember our own power in our lives. When fear is right on top of you, telling you that the life you want is never going to happen, that is when you can gain strength to carry on. That is when you recite your affirmations. That is when you notice your talismans. That is when you re-read a book that helped you in the past.

When I am feeling fear or doubt or worry, this is my affirmation:

I am a worthwhile, loveable, successful person because God created me in his perfect image.

Find your oath. Find your affirmation. Know it by heart. Let it help you defeat the fear in your life.



 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Letting go of a bad mood

Yes, even in Law of Attraction world there will be bad moods. We are human. We cannot escape completely from emotion. After all, our vibration and our manifesting depends on our emotion, our feelings. But holding on to a bad feeling doesn't help us down the road.

As I am in this process right now - what better time to blog about it, right? - these are the steps I'm taking to release the mood.

1. Admit and allow my feelings. Too many times people following LOA will get into a positive thinking mindset and will try to squash any type of bad feeling that comes up. In my opinion, that's a mistake
because it will eventually rear its head again, usually causing things to be much worse. So admit your feelings and allow them.

To do that, I am trying to name my feelings.

Right now, I am frustrated that I could not find my office keys this morning. I am upset knowing that my supervisor is upset with me - I didn't call her - and I'm fairly sure this will be another note in the "secret" file she has in her desk (Yes, I know about the file. No, I did not find it deliberately).

I am angry with my husband because he got frustrated with me for misplacing the keys and he's now bringing up other things he's frustrated with me for. This further angers me because he's bringing up things not related to the main issue - the lost keys.

I am feeling anger, frustration, resentment.

Can I do anything about it?

2. I need to move up the emotional ladder. I've already named my feelings, so I am clarifying what I want -

I want to feel better as I go through the day.
I want to find my keys.
I want issues with my supervisor to be out in the open.
I want issues with my husband to be resolved.

I have named my feelings and allowed myself to experience them. I've been experiencing them pretty much all morning, in fact. And now I'm tired of it. So it's time to stop. I know it's difficult to just stop having a bad feeling, so here is what I did.

3. Inspired Action - This is whatever you can do to pivot your feelings and feel better. You're not looking to jump from the bottom of the emotional scale to the top. You're looking to just feel better. A bit of ho-oponopono helps out with feelings with my husband. This is an Hawaiian mantra that can be repeated, asking for forgiveness.

I LOVE YOU
I AM SORRY
PLEASE FORGIVE ME
THANK YOU

I set a couple of intentions.

I intend that my keys will be found tonight.
I intend that the file J has will be brought out and past issues will be resolved soon, in a meeting with a third party.
I intend that any future issues will be handled immediately, without any need for a "secret" file to be kept.
I did a blessings check - what am I thankful for?

4. Release the feelings. Now that I've said the intentions and offered an apology, it's time to let it go. Releasing can be something as making a decision to choose to feel better. It can be doing a couple of yoga moves, such as a sun salutation. It can be as simple as taking a couple of deep breaths. It can be prepaving the next segment of your day. It can be taking a break, getting away from the situation for a moment.

And yes, I am feeling better. And I intend that the rest of my day will go well.

*Note* The keys were found that night in the jacket pocket I had worn the Friday before.