Lots of stuff for those interested. First a video which contains awesome information about the Law of Attraction. Next an article simplifying it, followed by more tidbits of wisdom about positive mindsets and how it all works.
Have a safe and wonderful Labor Day everyone!!!!
" MONEY AND THE LAW OF ATTRACTION: Aligning With Your Veritable Fortune - Abraham-Hicks
"The Law of Attraction Made Simple
By Valerie Dawson August 29th, 2008
Source Dream Manifesto
"The basic principles to the law of attraction are simple. If you can follow these and be completely honest about these steps you will be able to manifest what you want.
The law of attraction is base in the law of the universe in which you are the creator of your reality. You have created everything in your reality including your eggshell of limitations.
What is the Law of Attraction/Vibration?
It is the vibration in which you are flowing. Vibrations are energy and everything is made up of energy. Everything is vibrating, if it where to cease vibrating it would cease to exist. This energy flows in positive and negative polarities. The idea is to flow in the positive and thus you will attract more positive.
Concepts to the law and why?
If you have read any books or watched any films on the law of attraction it will cover certain things that are a must do. Some will cover in depth on the why but for the most part it almost seems like a trade secret. I will explain some of the concepts and the ‘why’ behind it.
The Secret to Gratitude
Feeling gratitude for what you have is supposed to help you in the process because you are giving thanks for the things that you have. It will help you get yourself to a place of acceptance of new things to come into your life. Be grateful for what you have and feel positive for and you will attract more positive.
The secret to gratitude is the feelings associated with being grateful. It is not the words you use but the feelings behind the act. You could be grateful for ‘anything’ it is the feeling that you are vibrating in that matters. Focus on anything that brings you happiness and allow yourself a good feeling of total gratitude. The next time you are eating a delicious sandwich, enjoy it and flow in that positive feeling of gratitude.
The Secret to Visualizing
The idea is to picture yourself owning or having what ever it is you want. You should visualize and pretend that it is yours already and this will help you manifest it in your life.
Visualizing and pretending that you have it already and placing yourself in that moment emits a vibration of have. This is the secret to visualizing something, eliminate the want and see it as something that is already yours. The problem is that we will hinder our own thought by thinking of the lack. You do not lack it if you understand that it is yours already.
The Secret to Asking
You are supposed to ask for what you want. You can look at something or a situation and say “I want that.” And in asking you begin the first process of manifesting.
The secret is to be very clear on what it is you want. It is a good idea to determine what it is you do not want in order to make your want clear. There is also no need to speak it out loud or even make it a declaration. That is putting too much focus on the words. The moment you have a feeling of want, that vibration is where you are flowing. That is a vibration of lack, so you will turn it around with the next two steps.
The Secret to Believing
This is where you believe that it is on its way to you. You know that it will be yours as if you ordered it from a catalog. The idea is to believe that it will show up soon.
The secret to this step is in acknowledging the process in which these steps are associated. The feeling behind the first step was lack, feeling behind this step is “it is on its way” this is monumental. Pay attention to the way you feel about it coming to you, it is a matter of knowing that it is right around the corner.
The Secret to Receiving
This is the step in which you allow it to arrive. In which you are ready for it to get there. Your actions are inline with what is on its way to you.
The secret here is to associate it with the other two steps. First step is associated with lack feelings. The next step is associated with “it’s on its way”. The last step is “It’s mine”. It would be like knowing that you are getting a check on Friday, you live every aspect of your life in accordance of your paycheck arriving on Friday. You have no doubt in your mind and you make plans and get ready for it. This is the same feeling that should be associated with receiving what you asked for.
The last step is the one that determines how quickly it manifests in your life. If you were able to get yourself to a place of absolute doubtless faith it would come immediately. "
Abraham-Hicks Daily Quote
" You are perceptual beings with different vantage points and -- it does not matter how much information is given -- you cannot see beyond the vibrational limits of where you are standing. You cannot live or see or experience outside of your own individual beliefs. "
Excerpted from a workshop in Dallas, TX on Saturday, March 13th, 1999
" There is nothing for you to go back and live over, or fix, or feel regret about now. Every part of your life has unfolded just right. And so --now -- knowing all that you know from where you now stand, now what do you want? The answers are now coming forth to you. Go forth in joy, and get on with it. "
Excerpted from a workshop in Virginia Beach, VA on Saturday, April 12th, 1997
" The buffer of time gives you the opportunity to get it right before it manifests, to take pleasure from the vision and from the molding it into place... Can you imagine if everything was manifesting instantly? You would manifest this, and then you would manifest it away. And then you'd manifest that, and then... It would be a difficult thing if you were instantly manifesting every whim or every misaligned thought. It's so much better that you have this buffer of time where you can feel it into perfection before it manifests into your experience. "
Excerpted from a workshop in Ashland, OR on Tuesday, May 16th, 2000
" Life is supposed to be fun. You said, "I'll go forth and choose. I'll look at the data, and I'll say, yes to this, and yes to this, and yes to this, and I'll paint a picture of the things that I want, and I'll vibrate about them, because that's what I'm giving my attention to. And the Universe will respond to my vibration. And then I'll stand in a new place where a whole new batch of yeses are available, and I'll say yes to this, and yes to this, and yes to this." You did not say, "I'll go forth and struggle into joy", because from your Nonphysical Perspective you know it is vibrationally not possible. You cannot struggle to joy. Struggle and joy are not on the same channel. You joy your way to joy. You laugh your way to success. It is through your joy that good things come. "
Excerpted from a workshop in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, August 2nd, 1998
Interesting. Bold emphasis mine for speed scanners.
by Jeff Schreiber
"A prominent Philadelphia attorney and Hillary Clinton supporter filed suit this afternoon in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic National Committee and the Federal Election Commission. The action seeks an injunction preventing the senator from continuing his candidacy and a court order enjoining the DNC from nominating him next week, all on grounds that Sen. Obama is constitutionally ineligible to run for and hold the office of President of the United States.
Philip Berg, the filing attorney, is a former gubernatorial and senatorial candidate, former chair of the Democratic Party in Montgomery (PA) County, former member of the Democratic State Committee, and former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania. According to Berg, he filed the suit--just days before the DNC is to hold its nominating convention in Denver--for the health of the Democratic Party.
"I filed this action at this time," Berg stated, "to avoid the obvious problems that will occur when the Republican Party raises these issues after Obama is nominated.".
Berg cited a number of unanswered questions regarding the Illinois senator's background, and in today's lawsuit maintained that Sen. Obama is not a natural born U.S. citizen or that, if he ever was, he lost his citizenship when he was adopted in Indonesia. Berg also cites what he calls "dual loyalties" due to his citizenship and ties with Kenya and Indonesia.
Even if Sen. Obama can prove his U.S. citizenship, Berg stated, citing the senator's use of a birth certificate from the state of Hawaii verified as a forgery by three independent document forensic experts, the issue of "multi-citizenship with responsibilities owed to and allegiance to other countries" remains on the table.
In the lawsuit, Berg states that Sen. Obama was born in Kenya, and not in Hawaii as the senator maintains. Before giving birth, according to the lawsuit, Obama's mother traveled to Kenya with his father but was prevented from flying back to Hawaii because of the late stage of her pregnancy, "apparently a normal restriction to avoid births during a flight." As Sen. Obama's own paternal grandmother, half-brother and half-sister have also claimed, Berg maintains that Stanley Ann Dunham--Obama's mother--gave birth to little Barack in Kenya and subsequently flew to Hawaii to register the birth.
Berg cites inconsistent accounts of Sen. Obama's birth, including reports that he was born at two separate hospitals--Kapiolani Hospital and Queens Hospital--in Honolulu, as well a profound lack of birthing records for Stanley Ann Dunham, though simple "registry of birth" records for Barack Obama are available in a Hawaiian public records office.
Should Sen. Obama truly have been born in Kenya, Berg writes, the laws on the books at the time of his birth hold that U.S. citizenship may only pass to a child born overseas to a U.S. citizen parent and non- citizen parent if the former was at least 19 years of age. Sen. Obama's mother was only 18 at the time. Therefore, because U.S. citizenship could not legally be passed on to him, Obama could not be registered as a "natural born" citizen and would therefore be ineligible to seek the presidency pursuant to Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution.
Moreover, even if Sen. Obama could have somehow been deemed "natural born," that citizenship was lost in or around 1967 when he and his mother took up residency in Indonesia, where Stanley Ann Dunham married Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian citizen. Berg also states that he possesses copies of Sen. Obama's registration to Fransiskus Assisi School In Jakarta, Indonesia which clearly show that he was registered under the name "Barry Soetoro" and his citizenship listed as Indonesian.
The Hawaiian birth certificate, Berg says, is a forgery. In the suit, the attorney states that the birth certificate on record is a forgery, has been identified as such by three independent document forensic experts, and actually belonged to Maya Kasandra Soetoro, Sen. Obama's half-sister.
"Voters donated money, goods and services to elect a nominee and were defrauded by Sen. Obama's lies and obfuscations," Berg stated. "If the DNC officers ... had performed one ounce of due diligence we would not find ourselves in this emergency predicament, one week away from making a person the nominee who has lost their citizenship as a child and failed to even perform the basic steps of regaining citizenship as prescribed by constitutional laws."
"It is unfair to the country," he continued, "for candidates of either party to become the nominee when there is any question of the ability to serve if elected."
Our local consumer advocate Clark Howard, clarkhoward.com talked about this proposal on his call in radio shows. Seems like poor infrastructure planning on their part. Was told by a cable guy AT&T is considering same on DSL.
" Comcast to make monthly Internet use cap official
Thursday August 28, 6:21 pm ET
Comcast to set official limit on Internet use to deter bandwidth hogs
NEW YORK (AP) -- Comcast Corp., the nation's second-largest Internet service provider, Thursday said it would set an official limit on the amount of data subscribers can download and upload each month.
On Oct. 1, the cable company will update its user agreement to say that users will be allowed 250 gigabytes of traffic per month, the company announced on its Web site.
Comcast has already reserved the right to cut off subscribers who use too much bandwidth each month, without specifying exactly what constitutes excessive use.
"We've listened to feedback from our customers who asked that we provide a specific threshold for data usage and this would help them understand the amount of usage that would qualify as excessive," the company said in a statement on its Web site. ..............."
" .............. Comcast floated the idea of a 250 gigabyte cap in May and mentioned then that it might charge users $15 for every 10 gigabytes they go over, but the overage fee was missing in Thursday's announcement. ......."
Came in email ..... Extremely interesting quantum physics info about DNA and human consciousness. Hope you enjoy!
YouTube - Illusion and Reality 2012
Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!!!
"10 Keys to Manifesting Wealth
By Debbie Friedman August 15th, 2008
Source Dream Manifesto
" Every day in every way we are manifesting the reality of the life that we see around us. Whether we know it or not, whether we like it or not, everything in our life is created by what we think, say, and do.
In the years I have worked with individuals and groups to manifest the life of their dreams with ease, I have come to realize that there are 10 keys that consistently make a difference in successfully and joyfully creating in an effortless flow.
An important foundation to becoming a conscious creator is to recognize that it all begins within you. Your thoughts create your emotions, your emotions lead to the actions you take, and the actions you take effect the results that you see in your life.
Another essential idea is to realize that you do NOT have to do this alone! Our lives are designed to work in harmony, like a symphony, with the powerful creative forces of the Universe that are literally standing by to delight and excite us! As you become clear on what you choose, set your intentions, focus your attention, visualize what you choose as if it has already occurred, expect your desires to be full and fulfilled, express gratitude, and move forward to take the appropriate actions in your life, you are forever free from the habits of worry, doubt, and fear.
When you tap into the power of the Universe to support and assist you in creating the life of your dreams, you almost immediately begin to experience the magic and the miracles of life and living!
Here are 10 keys that will support you in consciously creating the life you love to live:
1. Choose a Higher Power that absolutely and completely LOVES and ADORES you, that always has your best interests at heart, and that wants you to enjoy all the riches of this life.
2. Choose powerfully and positively to create a road map for your success. Create a vivid vision of what you choose to move towards, rather than what you want to move away from. Be definite, clear, and specific.
3. Maintain a prosperity consciousness each and every day. Do not allow thoughts of lack, limitation, or competition to enter into your mind. Allow only the truth that there is limitless abundance in the Universe for everyone, including you!
4. Create and reinforce powerful, positive, supportive beliefs every day in what you think, say, and do.
5. Stay focused on your vision of what you know to be the truth. What you focus on expands. Where you place your attention is where you set your intention.
6. When you choose a financial truth, always state "at least" or "or more". For example, "I am now earning $10,000 or more each month in passive income." When you choose a material truth, always say "or better". For example, "I am now driving my cherry red Mercedes-Benz 500SL with cream-colored interior or better". Stay open to the limitless abundance of the Universe!
7. Be open to receiving in every area of your life. Expect the gifts, the miracles, and the magic. Expand and open more to joy, love and abundance.
8. Indulge yourself in gratitude for every thing in your life. Every experience, every relationship, every penny in the street is a gift. Acknowledge the gifts and the blessings that are showered on you each and every day.
9. Be generous with yourself and others! What you give is always returned to you multiplied, and this is a confirmation to the Universe that you are ready, willing and able to receive.
10. Be present for the present. When you're in the past, you're in guilt and regret. When you're in the future, you're in fear. When you're present in the present, you have the choice to create limitless wealth and abundance.
Make a commitment each day to your great wealth and success, and living a life that is full of rich, wonderful, loving, fun, healthy, abundant experiences! "
Abraham-Hicks Daily Quote
" I Can Create Both Money and the Time to Enjoy It. . .
Many tell us that they are so busy making their money that they do not have time to enjoy it . . . for when you rely on your action to create, often you are too tired to enjoy your creation. Once you not only understand the power of your thought, but you deliberately direct this powerful tool in the direction of things that you desire, then you will discover that the action part of your life is the way you enjoy what you have created through your thought. "
" The Physical Me Is Materialized Spirit. . .
Some say that you should not want money at all because the desire for money is materialistic and not Spiritual. But we want you to remember that you are here in this very physical world where Spirit has materialized. You cannot separate yourself from the aspect of yourself that is Spiritual, and while you are here in these bodies, you cannot separate yourselves from that which is physical or material. All of the magnificent things of a physical nature that are surrounding you are Spiritual in nature. "
Just can't wait 'til they hit the market here. Not!
"Rat snacks can solve world food price crisis: Indian official
".......... "This will help in mitigating the global food crisis........"
Usually put these brief quotes at the bottom, but this one is so profound it merits front and center.
"Whatever you're thinking about is literally like planning a future event. When you're worrying, you are planning. When you are appreciating, you are planning...What are you planning? "
Abraham-Hicks Daily Quote
Excerpted from a workshop in Silver Spring, MD on Saturday, April 19th, 1997
"Five Secrets of Success Everyone Should Know
By Catherine Jeans August 10th, 2008
Source Dream Manifesto
"Why is it that some people in life are always successful at whatever they set out to do, whereas others get left behind struggling in dead end jobs or unhappy life situations? The truth is success isn't something that just happens to people. It isn't a question of being lucky. People don't just stumble on a million dollars.
The majority of successful people have several key traits in common that guarantee they achieve their dreams. They have discovered the secrets to creating the life they want, secrets which anyone can implement to create the future they desire. For them, there is no other reality than their goals coming to fruition - pure and simply they ARE a success because they actively project it in every part of their being.
Success Secret One: Set your goals
Setting and writing down goals is like creating a map to your dream destination. You have never lived this life before, you don't know where it will take you, what is going to happen or what lessons you have yet to learn. But by creating your own goal map you will achieve a sense of direction and a pathway taking you where you want to go.
Goal setting is one of the most essential ingredients for success. Without it your life will end up drifting with the current, even going round in circles or leading you to places you don't want to be. By writing down your goals in an achievable and positive way, you can become truly aware and conscious of where you are going and force your subconscious mind to accept those goals as if they are already reality.
Success Secret Two: Project positivity
Understanding the Law of Attraction is essential for anyone hoping to manifest their dreams. What this universal law means is that everything that's happening in your life right now, as well as what's still to come, you are attracting to you. The images and thoughts you project in your conscious mind over and over on a daily basis eventually reach your subconscious mind and attract the situations and events to you that create that reality.
Constant negative and pessimistic thoughts such as, I am going to miss out on that promotion, my boss hates me, no one will believe in me, my wife is cheating on me, end up filtering into your subconscious mind and attract the events that cause that reality. It's important to reframe your being and continually project positivity to ensure what you truly desire comes to you.
Success Secret Three: Visualize your success
Your mind is a powerful instrument which connects you to your higher self and all the creative forces of the universe. By spending time every day visualizing yourself your future, when your dreams and goals have become a reality, you can make your subconscious mind believe that reality is fact. Positive visualization also prevents negativity about your goals from creeping into your mind and stops you from being knocked off your goal path.
When you take time out for visualization, it's important to create a mental picture that includes every little detail - use every sense to feel, taste, smell, see and hear what is going on around you. Imagine walking through the front door of your new house, looking around you, smelling the luxurious furniture and hearing the peace and tranquillity of the location. Or sitting in the board room as director of your own company, seeing all your colleagues around you, smelling the coffee your assistant is pouring. By spending at least 15 minutes every day creating positive images in this way will keep you on the path to success and create the reality you've always dreamed of.
Success Secret Four: Never give up... even when times are tough!
For the most successful people on the planet, failure is not an option. When times are hard, it's tempting to change your goals or give up completely, with feelings that the world is against you or there is some obstacle or person getting in your way. It's time to stop playing the victim and take responsibility for your own life. Wallowing in bad times is the worst move you can make.
It's during the tough times that real achievers show their true colours, because of their unwillingness to give up and their hard work and sheer determination. This persistence drives them on through the storm, keeps them afloat as the huge waves of the stormy sea try to drag them under. It is this persistence which allows them to keep their goals in sight. Constant positive goal affirmation is what keeps them on a path to success and proves to be a life raft during the most challenging times.
Success Secret Five: Don't be afraid to be different!
Successful people are true to themselves, unafraid to break the mould and believe in who and what they are. Throughout our lives, we will hear time and again, that's not how things are done, or no one will understand or believe in your idea! Did that stop the likes of Henry Ford or Coco Chanel?
Chanel was a pioneering French designer, named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of all time. She dared to be different and this ended up being the secret of her success. She once said, "people laughed at the way I dressed. I didn't look like anyone... but in order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." It was with her cutting edge and unique designs enabled her to create one of the most successful fashion houses in history and one of the world's most recognisable brands.
In the same way, you too can find your own success by discovering who you are and what you are good at. There's no point deciding to be a top medical doctor if you can't understand or don't like human anatomy. Take time out for self reflection and think about what skills and traits you have that make you truly unique. "
" How to Think Like a Millionaire - Part II
By M. Fisher & M. Allen August 7th, 2008
Source Dream Manifesto
"What do most people do when they need money? Some borrow, and get deeper in debt. Others tighten their belts and adapt their needs to their meager income. Instead of challenging themselves and their world to fulfill their dreams, most people limit their dreams to their perceptions of the world's constraints. They have a passive, wait-and-see attitude - "Let's see if this miracle happens." And, most often, it doesn't happen.
Our Lives Reflect Our Beliefs - Unlimited Success Comes from an Unlimited Belief System
To improve your financial situation, to track down a job, to get a raise in your salary, to double your income, to become fit and healthy, you have to passionately want to improve your life. You have to take action, adopt precise measures, and change your attitude.
This has to become a fixed objective. This overriding desire is mandatory to create the life you want. Determination and will are all the strength you need. Kazuo Inamori, CEO of Kyocera International and author of A Passion for Success, puts it this way:
An entrepreneur must first have a clear vision of what he or she wants. A mere dream of what you want is not adequate. Instead, cultivate a desire so strong and a vision so clear that they become part of your subconscious mind.
So many people honestly desire to improve their lives but still fail in their attempts to become successful. The reason is that they have mistaken wishing for wanting. Wishful thinking is far more common than really wanting something. A wish is weak, changeable, and passive. It's not strong enough to overcome procrastination or other obstacles that may arise in the process of getting what you want. Really wanting something is a spur to action. It does not tolerate delays. It bypasses obstacles. It gives us wings to fly.
One day a wise man was asked by a disciple what it took to obtain wisdom. The sage led the disciple to a river and plunged his head underwater. After a few seconds, his anxious follower began struggling, afraid he was going to drown. But the teacher continued to hold his head underwater. The student struggled even harder.
Finally, the wise man let him go just before he would have drowned and asked him, "When your head was underwater, what did you want most?" "To breathe," the frightened boy answered. "Well, there you have it. That's exactly how much you must want wisdom." And for those of us seeking to improve our lives, that's how much we must want success.
Life gives you what you sincerely want. James Allen wrote in his classic work As You Think, "If you cherish a vision, a lofty ideal in your heart, you will realize it....You will become as great as your dominant aspiration." If you content yourself with mediocrity, that is what you will have.
Since you're reading this book, you're probably not completely satisfied with your situation. But this dissatisfaction is a gift, as there is something intensely motivating about dissatisfaction: it fuels dreams. As we mentioned before, many successful people had difficult, impoverished childhoods. They felt humiliated. Their desire to rise above poverty and low social status was so intense that it propelled them toward their dreams.
It is important to bear in mind, however, that even if you have high aspirations, you will still encounter obstacles. "Even with such strong desires, circumstances will change..." Inamori says. "Still, do not use these circumstances as excuses. Your determination should be so strong as to overcome any obstacles, foreseen or unforeseen."
The dreams you carry and nourish in your heart are your most noble part. Those who stop dreaming, those who ignore their most intense yearnings are living a life of emptiness and frustration. Don't let this happen to you. Change your life by daring to let yourself be carried away by your dreams and to live out your dreams to the fullest.
This philosophy may appear naive - it is. Without naivete, without the innocence of dreams, nothing great would have been created in this world. Humans would not fly; epic films would not have been made; Ford wouldn't have created the mass-produced automobile; Edison wouldn't have lit the world. A serious outlook, cynicism, and even strictly rational thought are great obstacles to success.
We aren't arguing in favor of extravagant, irrational behavior. Far from it! The truth is: At the root of every great discovery and exceptional success story lies a dream, an aspiration, a desire. This desire transcends cynicism and strictly rational thought.
Within your deepest desires and highest dreams are the keys to your success.
Summary and Recommended Action
To sum up this first chapter, there are four initial conditions to fulfill in order to become successful:
1. Believe you will be successful.
The first prerequisite is having faith, believing that you can attain success, believing in yourself. This belief can be created by using self-suggestion to change your old programming. If you don't believe in yourself or your ideas, you'll never convince anyone else to believe in them. Success never comes out of the blue, handed to you on a silver platter. The obstacles you'll have to overcome, the difficulties you'll inevitably meet, and the sustained effort you need to make all require a good dose of faith to spur you on.
2. Be aware that your situation will not magically change if you do nothing about it.
Set a clear goal, and take whatever steps you can each week to move a little closer to the goal. Great success is the result of a great many small steps. It doesn't require taking huge, scary leaps; it only requires taking the next obvious step in front of you.
3. Passionately desire to improve your life.
Make a list of the excuses and the inner monologues that keep success at bay. This stage is absolutely essential. It makes you aware of your limiting beliefs. Once you know them, you can overcome them. Successful people have learned to release doubt from their minds. They have tremendous faith in both themselves and in their plans, despite any opposition they may face.
4. Dare to dream - and to dream great dreams.
Within your deepest desires and highest dreams are the keys to success. Your subconscious mind knows only those limitations you have imposed upon it through your own limiting beliefs - and those beliefs can be changed, using the tools in this book. "
From the book < snip >. Reprinted with permission from New World Library www.newworldlibrary.com.
Abraham-Hicks Daily Quote
" I Follow the Trails of Good-Feeling Thoughts
Most people have put anything that earns money in the category of the things that I have to do. And that is why the money often comes so hard.
If you are wise enough to follow the trail of good-feeling thoughts by deliberately looking for positive aspects along your way, you will come into vibrational alignment with who-you-really-are and with the things you really want, and once you do that, the Universe must deliver to you a viable means to achieve your desires. "
" Appreciation and Love Are Identical Vibrations. . .
Love and appreciation are identical vibrations. Appreciation is the vibration of alignment with who-you-are. Appreciation is the absence of everything that feels bad and the presence of everything that feels good. When you focus upon what you want-when you tell the story of how you want your life to be-you will come closer and closer to the vicinity of appreciation, and when you reach it, it will pull you toward all things that you consider to be good in a very powerful way. "
" In My Appreciation I Allow Myself to Receive Wonderful Things. . ..
The best way to accomplish an improved environment is to focus upon the best things about where you currently are until you flood your own vibrational patterns of thought with appreciation, and in that changed vibration, you can then allow the new-and-improved conditions and circumstances to come into your experience.
Look for good things about where you are, and in your state of appreciation, you lift all self-imposed limitations (and all limitations are self-imposed) and you free yourself for the receiving of wonderful things. "
" I Can Transform My Own World for Me. . .
Make lists of positive aspects. Make lists of things you love-and never complain about anything. And as you use those things that shine bright and make you feel good as your excuse to give your attention and be who-you-are, you will tune to who-you-are, and the whole world will begin to transform before your eyes. It is not your job to transform the world for others-but it is your job to transform it for you. A state of appreciation is pure Connection to Source where there is no perception of lack. "
" Appreciation and Gratitude Are Different Vibrational States. . .
When you feel gratitude, often you are looking at a difficulty that you have overcome, but there is still some of that "struggle" vibration present. The state of appreciation is seeing whatever you are looking at through the eyes of Source. . . You could walk down a crowded street with all kinds of things that a lot of other people would find reason to criticize or worry about, and you would not have access to them because your vibration of appreciation is picking out for you things of a different vibrational nature. "
"How to Think Like a Millionaire
By M. Fisher & M. Allen August 5th, 2008
Source Dream Manifesto
" Socrates, the Greek philosopher, was profoundly aware of the weakness in his own nature. Yet he came to realize that people are evolving beings, capable of changing and growing toward an ideal. People can always improve themselves.
That is part of our greatness. And that ability to improve ourselves can develop at any moment in life.
Believe You Can Be Successful
You have to believe you can be successful before you will ever succeed. Sounds like a cliché, doesn't it? But take time to stop and think about it. Where else can you begin? Your beliefs create your life experience - it's not the other way around. And no matter what you believed before, you can change your beliefs and change your life. It's impossible to create success without believing - deeply - that you are capable of being successful.
It's impossible to live abundantly without believing that you deserve abundance. Our education, society, and other forms of mental conditioning are all, unfortunately, more pessimistic than optimistic. How often has someone told you not to waste your time on pipe dreams, that you have to be realistic, that you can't have what you want? Because we hear this so often and, as a result, believe it to be true, wealth always seems reserved for the fortunate few. Success seems an exclusive party to which we are cordially not invited.
But this is simply not true. If success and prosperity are an exclusive club, it's because they are so in the minds of people whose attitudes bar their own entry. Every successful person at some point came to believe that one day he or she would be successful.
Your beliefs about success are, no doubt, deeply ingrained, and you have to be open to changing them before you'll ever succeed. Examine your beliefs to see how they have affected your life. Many people needlessly sabotage themselves because of unexamined "core beliefs" about how the world operates. Marc Allen sums it up in Visionary Business:
It's important - in some cases critically important - to regularly take time to examine our lives. The first thing to do is to take a look at our past - as clearly and honestly as we can - and discover the important events and influences that have shaped our lives....Some of these shaping events have led to very good core beliefs - and those moments should be remembered, and those beliefs should be encouraged and supported.
All of us have had someone in our lives who saw our potential and supported us in one way or another. We've all had glimpses of our genius, as children, and we've all had other forces that have sought to crush our genius, through doubt, through cynicism, through lack of faith.
We need to reflect on these things occasionally.
Those shaping moments that have had a negative impact on us need to be looked at, and we need to discover the negative core beliefs we formed as a result. Once those beliefs are identified, they can be let go of. Because they aren't true - they're simply self-fulfilling things that become true if we believe them. This is the process of becoming conscious - becoming aware of the forces that drive us, and learning how to act on those forces, how to shape our destiny, how to become powerful. How to achieve what we want in life.
What Are Your Beliefs About Success?
Don't be afraid to analyze your thoughts more closely; you may be surprised at the barriers you have put between yourself and success, once you think about it. When you realize that you can change even your most deeply held beliefs, you can come to see that not only is it possible for you to become as successful as you would like - in all areas of your life - but also that it's easy, much easier than you have ever dreamed possible.
In fact, dozens of opportunities appear to you every day. Profitable ideas flash through your mind, but you usually let them slip away without pursuing them with concrete action. The art of self-suggestion, which is discussed throughout this book, helps you discover how to develop your powers of intuition - the sixth sense for success. You already have these qualities, but you may not be fully aware of their existence. You only need to access them - and you can, quite easily.
Succeeding Is No Harder than Failing
For most people, failure has become a way of life. Failure is a hard habit to break; after all, our social climate has given us high expectations, but our social conditioning has given us low morale. It's a vicious cycle. In order to become successful, we have to understand that success is basically no more difficult than failure. It's simply based on a different kind of mental programming, one to which the subconscious mind is not inherently opposed.
Doesn't every failure involve a highly complex combination of circumstances? Consider what it takes to miss perfect opportunities, to misfire every time you attempt something, to avoid meeting the people who can help you on your path of success, to dismiss your ideas as useless when they could lead to something worthwhile, and to continually repeat the motions that lead to defeat.
It's quite an achievement to fail, and yet the subconscious mind accepts defeat as natural. Throughout this book, we analyze the vital role the subconscious plays in manifesting success. When we understand how to get the power of our subconscious mind working on success rather than failure, we will succeed. It is inevitable.
We create all sorts of excuses to block our success. How many of these thoughts creep into your mind?
Everything was much easier in the good old days.
This excuse is proven wrong every single day of the year. While negative, shortsighted people drone on about unemployment, downsizing, and outsourcing, thousands of small businesses start and flourish every year. Thousands - globally, millions - of people become millionaires each year! Think of the movies produced, the books published, the new opportunities in computer science and Internet media! Think of the parts of the world that are opening to free trade! Becoming successful is not only possible today; it's actually easier than it used to be. The entire world is ours to offer our new ideas, products, services - whatever gift we have to give. Success depends far less on outside circumstances than on our mental attitude, our beliefs about ourselves and the world.
I'm too young.
Tell this to Debbie Fields, founder and owner of Mrs. Fields Cookies, who was in her twenties when she achieved success, or Steve Jobs, founder of Apple Computers, who made his first million when he was twenty-three, his first ten million at twenty-four, and his first hundred million at twenty-five. There is an old saying: "A youth with a single aim in life arrives early at the harvest." Youth is more often than not an asset. Lack of experience can be compensated for by boldness, daring, instinct, and originality. History shows that most successful people started out completely inexperienced and learned as they went along.
I'm too old.
Colonel Sanders and Georgia O'Keeffe would disagree. Napoleon Hill's survey of the wealthy showed that many successful people don't reach their goals until midlife and beyond. It could be that this is the time of reaping the benefits of a series of earlier efforts, while many others are thinking of retirement. Work does not kill. Idleness, on the other hand, is often deadly; people who take early retirement often die younger than those who keep working. The fact remains that many people begin a second or third career, sometimes the most successful of all, late in life. Age is irrelevant. Your years of experience, even if you have failed, are priceless to you.
I have no capital.
Most people don't, in the beginning. Money isn't essential when we start out. A good creative idea or business idea and a positive mental outlook are essential. Everyone in the world has at least one talent, one passion, one hobby that can become profitable if applied correctly. Contrary to popular belief, there is no shortage of money in the world. The money for launching ideas and furthering good in our world is always available.
Poverty seems to be a tradition in far too many families, an inherited trait like the color of one's hair or eyes, passed down from generation to generation. It's often more difficult for people whose families have always been poor to imagine that one day they can become rich. The image we get of ourselves and of life in general is often tinged with hopelessness and pessimism, and the role models that surround us are not always very inspiring. But there are so many exceptions to this - look at Charlie Chaplin, for example, one of history's wealthiest actors. He spent his youth in poverty, wandering the streets of London. The humiliation of poverty and early contact with life's harsh realities have in many cases spurred people on to great achievement.
I'm not educated.
Thomas Edison left school before the age of sixteen. Microsoft's Bill Gates is a college dropout. Even though many successful people weren't educated
in the formal sense, they did acquire an in-depth knowledge of the industry in which they made their fortunes.
I don't have any special talent.
Many successful people displayed no early signs of being destined for fame, fortune, and fulfillment.
J. Paul Getty said, "I most certainly was not a born businessman." Many people talk themselves into believing that they don't have an inborn talent or what it takes to change their lives. They go to great lengths to justify their lack of success. But in reality, everyone in the world has some talent, some kind of gift. Once we discover our own unique gift, it becomes our purpose to develop it, and doing so leads to our success.
I don't have the energy it takes.
There is often an important difference between those who succeed and those who fail: their levels of energy. Every action we take requires a minimum amount of energy, especially mental or psychic energy. Low vitality inevitably breeds low motivation. This appears to be another inescapable vicious cycle. But all it takes is a tiny spark to ignite the resources of energy that lie dormant within us. The potential energy we all have is enormous. In many people, it is hibernating, waiting to be activated.
Yet at the same time, it takes much more energy to do something we don't like than something we enjoy. Think of the energy you have and how time slips away when you're absorbed in your favorite project. When we do what truly interests and motivates us, the energy flows easily and effortlessly.
I'm afraid of failure.
We're born with two fears: falling and loud noises. All other fears are acquired. Unfortunately, the fear of failure is powerful and widespread - and it is paralyzing. Often deeply embedded within us, it results from past failures, from a lack of confidence bred unknowingly by our parents, and it's enforced by society's general negative, short-sighted thinking.
The fear of failure is sometimes expressed overtly but is most often unconscious and subtly disguised. People don't admit they're afraid of failing; instead, they denigrate others for building castles in the air, and they scorn dreams and creative ideas. They're champion excuse-makers: family obligations, problems, lack of time, lack of money. But wouldn't the family prefer a spouse or parent who is content with his or her work? Wouldn't time be better spent in creative expression? Wouldn't creating fulfillment resolve many problems?
Then there are the "if only" people: If only their boss would notice them....If only they could come up with a good idea....If only they had more talent, ability, time, money, or luck....If only they had been born in different circumstances, or under another astrological sign....
Obviously, if you never try anything, chances are you will never fail. But then, you're not likely to succeed either. Success doesn't miraculously appear out of the blue. It's always the result of concrete action and a positive mental attitude. Thomas Edison made hundreds - some say thousands - of attempts before perfecting the incandescent lightbulb. Abraham Lincoln lost eighteen elections before becoming president of the United States. We're not singing the praises of failure, but we know through experience that every personal defeat can be an education in itself, at least if it's accepted with an open mind.
All I've done is fail.
One underlying reason for many people's paralyzing fear of failure is that they have already failed, or at least believe they were unsuccessful in the past. Each new setback reinforces this feeling and undermines their self-confidence. People start with one failure and see themselves as losers, and this in turn leads inevitably to more aborted attempts. These failures reinforce their loser mentality, and soon it becomes habitual. They end up believing that life is a series of hard knocks, defeats, struggles, and frustrations.
Why have you failed until now? Maybe you wanted to fail - at least on some level, possibly subconsciously. If the success you're entitled to always slips through your fingers, ask yourself why you've condemned yourself to mediocrity. And reassure yourself that even the strongest, most powerful negative programming can be changed - quickly and completely.
Once you examine it closely, you may be surprised at your inner resistance to success. You may be surprised at your negative inner monologue, which most people relentlessly repeat out of habit. Here's an important point: Your mind is always working for your welfare - it just may be working for a long outmoded goal. For instance, maybe your high energy or enthusiasm for something as a child brought harsh criticism from your parents or siblings. You very quickly learned to be quiet and restrained. But now, as an adult, there's no reason to remain unseen and unheard - yet no one told your subconscious mind.
Look at it this way: Our failures should be seen as stepping-stones that bring us closer to our goal. Our failures give us tremendous feedback. Isn't it true that with each perceived failure we learn something of value? Failure is our way of learning and growing. In reality, there is no such thing as failure: It's just part of our education on the way to our inevitable success - if we look at it that way.
Your situation will not improve if you do nothing about it. Of course, this is obvious. But then why are so many people waiting for their big break, or to win the lottery, or for some other miracle? Most people live with the idea that everything will magically work out. And then comes disappointment. Success isn't handed to us on a silver platter; we have to take action, we have to challenge our old beliefs, and we have to risk failure.
To be continued... "
Abraham-Hicks Daily Quote
" I'm Always Receiving the Essence of What I'm Giving. . .
Appreciation and love, and alignment to that which is Source, is the ultimate "giving back," so to speak, for in your pain or struggle, you have nothing to give back. What you are living is always an exact replication of your vibrational patterns of thought. Nothing could be more fair than life as you are living it, for as you are thinking, you are vibrating, and as you are vibrating, you are attracting-and so you are always getting back the essence of what you are giving. "
" Rather Than Complaining, I'll Focus On Positive Aspects. . .
When you focus upon lack in an attitude of complaining, you establish a vibrational point of attraction that then gives you access only to more thoughts of complaint. Your deliberate effort to tell a new story will establish a new pattern of thought, providing you with a new point of attraction from your present, about your past, and into your future. The simple effort of looking for positive aspects will set a new vibrational tone that will begin the immediate attraction of thoughts, people, circumstances, and things that are pleasing to you. "
" My What-Is Need Not Influence My What-Is-Becoming. . .
What-is has no bearing on what is coming unless you are continually regurgitating the story of what is. By thinking and speaking more of how you really want your life to be, you allow what you are currently living to be the jumping-off place for so much more. But if you speak predominantly of what-is, then you still jump off-but you jump off into more of the same. "
" My Life Is As Good As I Allow it to Be. . .
Many people focus upon unwanted things, with no deliberate attention to the emotional Guidance within them, and then they try to compensate for their lackful thinking with physical action. And because of the misalignment of Energy, they do not get results from their action, so then they try harder by offering more action, but still things do not improve.
Like the air you breathe, abundance in all things is available to you. Your life will simply be as good as you allow it to be. "
" I Can Make a Career of Living Happily Every After. . .
A very good career choice would be to gravitate toward those activities and to embrace those desires that harmonize with your core intentions, which are freedom and growth-and joy. Make a "career" of living a happy life rather than trying to find work that will produce enough income that you can do things with your money that will then make you happy. When feeling happy is of paramount importance to you-and what you do "for a living" makes you happy-you have found the best of all combinations. "
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