Saturday, 17 December 2011

Philosophies To Help You Find Happiness

Could finding a new philosophy on life help you find happiness in troubled times?

It's probably too idealistic to expect that we can remain euphorically happy during times of extreme crisis, recession and when external events such as bereavement, illness or the loss of a job suddenly hits us with the impact of a demolition ball.

But despite tragic or difficult circumstances there are strategies that can help us keep sane and enjoying what life has to offer.

We look at 10 non-religious philosophies that may just inspire you to take a more positive approach to finding or maintaining happiness, if not your sanity, through difficult times. Take your pick.

Epicurean
Rather than advocating a free-for-all in lustful actions and gluttony, the epicurean way, as first stated by Greek philosopher Epicurus, is more about advocating "friends, freedom and thought" as a path to happiness.

The main tenets for contentment as stated by Epicurus were a life among friends, a body free from pain and a peaceful mind.

Certainly what separates this attitude from the dreary Protestant work ethic is simply not to feel guilty about wanting to have a good time and seeking pleasure in everything.

The idea being that a fun-seeking person will not only keep them in a positive frame of mind but also cheer up those surrounding them.

Socrates
One of the greatest gifts the Athenian philosopher gave to the world was that thinking logically about our lives may help us to be more certain about ourselves.

According to Socrates, happiness lies in not worrying about what others think of you. Socrates believed that without confidence, it's unlikely we will make the right choices. Emphasis is placed on not appeasing others too much or being concerned by what people may think.

Cynics might see these traits as being the motivators of the most anti-social citizens but the idea is really to be more independent-minded and positive about the world. Socrates famously died for his beliefs - encouraging us to stand up for our own.

Stoicism
Another Greek philosophy from Zeno of Citium but one that the Victorians had more in common with, although doesn't actually mean you have to act like a corseted stuffy governess.

The teachings of stoicism are about not allowing emotions - especially destructive ones like anger and jealousy - colour decisions, actions and day-to-day living.
Stoicism teaches the development of self-control and in a world of many distractions and temptations that's probably not such a bad thing. Especially when you need to finish putting up that flat-pack wardrobe.

William James
James, considered to be the father of psychology, put emphasis on "giving up pretensions" in order to become a more fulfilled and content human being.

William James believed giving up pretensions and accepting our limitations were essential to finding contentment in life. His view was that there are many things about ourselves that we would like to be true - but that we know deep down we either fall short of or are far from reality.

As long as we cling to them, James could only envisage continuing disappointment and dissatisfaction in our lives. Perhaps Simon Cowell took a leaf out of James' book when he started up X Factor?

Arthur Schopenhauer
The 19th-century German philosopher is probably the closest we'll get to Jack Dee advising us on how to make life tolerable.

Schopenhauer believed that humankind is pretty wretched and driven by basic cravings that make us miserable. His solution to escape every frustration is to accept that choices are not made freely.

But it's not all pessimism. A major tenet of Schopenhauer's life philosophy is escaping self-oppression by immersing oneself in the arts. He suggests developing a passion for music ("the purest form of art") and to seek out sex and love where you can find it, seeing love affairs as "more important than all other aims in man's life". So, no need to feel guilty about watching Mama Mia on DVD, then.

Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin, the philanthropist, scientist and almanac publisher, compiled a compendium of wise aphorisms and practical information about how to live well. His musings made up the first American self-help book.

Good deeds and good humour were Benjamin Franklin's philosophical tenets of choice
Franklin was Confucius with a sense of humour. Classics include "take counsel in wine, but resolve afterwards in water" and "he that lieth down with dogs, shall rise up with flies".

One belief Franklin stood by was that the way to do well in the world was to do good. His mixture of old-fashioned morality and emphasis on self-responsibility would have been a welcome ingredient in our banking system.

Michel de Montaigne
Sixteenth-century French philosopher Michel de Montaigne understood what can make us feel bad about ourselves. He recognised three things that make us unhappy: bodily inadequacy, being judged and intellectual inadequacy - the feeling that we're not as bright as we should be.

For Montaigne, self-loathing is key to self-esteem issues. But he put forward some practical solutions. Montaigne urged people to remember that they're animals: "Kings and philosophers shit and so do ladies," wrote Montaigne, reminding us of our relation to the farmyard.

In a world where society makes judgments on how we dress and eat and our lifestyles, Montaigne suggests that we take a leaf out of the animal kingdom and feel less shameful of who and what we are. Accept ourselves and our limitations with grace and a touch of humour and remember that "even upon the highest throne we are seated on our arses".

Friedrich Nietzsche
He may never have been the kind of guy you'd invite round for a karaoke evening but the wise sage did say some profound truisms on happiness and how best to find it.

Worthwhile achivements come from overcoming hardship, according to Friedrich Nietzsche. Nietzsche, who once said that "there are no facts, only interpretations," advocated hard work and effort as being a key to fulfilment and happiness. His main dictum being that any worthwhile achievements in life come from the experience of overcoming hardship. You only have to watch an episode of Grand Designs to get his point.

Albert Schweitzer
The humanitarian Nobel peace prize winner is the author of one of the most thoughtful and beautifully simplistic statements: "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."

Of course, the reality of the employment world, needing stringent qualifications and access to training can throw cold water on such idealism, but Schweitzer's main point is that primarily striving to be successful materialistically isn't the way to find happiness. In other words, don't put off trying to be happy until you've got that status car and des res by the river.

Humanism
Humanism advocates a philosophy of life inspired by humanity (as opposed to beliefs in divinity) and guided by reason. This can be a tricky one if you're naturally predisposed to preferring the company of furry four-legged creatures and tend to give your charity money to the donkey sanctuary.

According to humanists, the main tenets for a happy and content life are to take responsibility for your actions and base your ethics on the goals of human welfare. Firmly non-religious, the movement is made up of agnostics and atheists.

By Richard Bevan, contributor, MSN Him








Wednesday, 14 December 2011

No More Harmful, Negative Thoughts!‏

This week, we're looking at purging your mind of harmful, negative toxins (or negative thoughts).

Self Respect.

Most of the bad mental toxins have their root cause in a "lack of self respect" -- Buried deep in your subconscious.

The strength and happiness that comes from respecting yourself will AMAZE you... and it's highly infectious.

People all around you will start to feel better as well.

Having strong self respect is SO crucial to your happiness and to releasing your inner power...

Here's... 3 KEY SECRETS FOR STRONG SELF RESPECT:

1. Treat Yourself With Love and Kindness - Always

You set firm boundaries in your life, you devote time and attention to proper self-care, and you consider your personal time to be a HIGH priority.

Feeling loved and cared for automatically makes you feel more strengthened from within...

2. Expect Fair Treatment From Others Too...

No longer do you find yourself settling for less than you deserve or allowing others to take advantage of you. Instead, a strong level of self-love gives you the
courage to stand up for yourself!

3. Develop a Greater Sense Of Self-Awareness and Self-Knowledge...

Loving and accepting yourself helps you to feel more connected to your authentic self... which inspires confidence and assurance in who you really are.

Just try those few ideas and watch the way things begin to change in your life...

Warmly,

Richard
New You Life Coaching

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Abraham-Hicks: The ONLY Thing That Matters To You...!

3 Ways To Instantly Feel Better About Yourself‏

It's about empowering that incredible relationship with "yourself".

"WHY" IS THIS SO IMPORTANT?

Because...

If you're ever going to achieve your full and true potential...you MUST have an awesome relationship with yourself.

What's more - An awesome relationship with yourself will have a HUGE positive effect on what you "attract" into your life!

Here's 3 Ways to Instantly Feel Better About Yourself Today

1. Forgive yourself!

You can't change the past; you can only change how you respond in the present moment:

What you think of NOW, how you feel NOW and how you act NOW.

Refusal to forgive yourself for something you can't change - keeps you 'paralyzed' from ever moving forward into a better future.

Worse still! It will consume you.

You MUST stop beating yourself up. It's time to "let go of it" and move on.

Forgiving yourself doesn't mean "forgetting" the past.

It means that, despite whatever you've done in the past, you are a good person who deserves to be happy.

2. Praise yourself!

Distinct from both a reward and a treat... praise comes from within.

Identify your good qualities - what you like about yourself, your positive traits.

Recognize your strengths, your talents and abilities.

Honor your accomplishments.

Compliment yourself - and likewise, accept the compliments of others (this is important...)

...Don't shrug them off or wave them off or do whatever you do to dismiss and discount them; that only strengthens your mistaken belief that you don't deserve to be praised.

Say "thank you" politely, and soak in it.

This may feel a little uncomfortable at first, but believe me, it's worth GOLD.

An added 'bonus' of accepting other's compliments with pride...is that others will start to see *you* in a different light!

You will come across MUCH more confident, attractive and self-assured.

And you will begin to "attract" this into your reality.

Amazing how this works isn't it? :-)

3. Empower Your Inner-Beliefs!

How you feel about yourself, and the relationship you have with yourself is *ALL* part of the 'inner-beliefs' that are stored in your unconscious.

This mostly happens at a young age - and is selectively reinforced by your experiences as you get older.

It's like a whirlpool... You only 'see' what your subconscious believes is true, and in turn that enforces what your subconscious 'knows' to be true.

...Then you start seeing more and more of what your subconscious believes....and so it goes, on and on.

The easiest way to break this cycle is to change (and uplift!) the "beliefs" you have of yourself ...and of your abilities.

How?

By literally 'reprogramming' your mind with NEW, more self-empowering beliefs that "serve you" to reach your full and real potential in life.

Put these tips into practice today, and watch your Happiness Skyrocket!

Warmly,

Richard
Richard A. Luck [NewYouLifeCoaching]


Dr Robert Anthony: Most People Don't Know "How" To Think...‏

Most of us have been taught to follow the crowd. We subscribe to "tribal" thinking, which is the thinking of the masses. It is not easy to break from this type of thinking, or non-thinking. A lot of people find this a huge stumbling block because they believe what social, political, religious and other authority figures have told them is "true".

There is a lot of fear tied up in leaving the tribe. However, you will never experience true freedom or riches unless you learn to think for yourself. But to do this, you must be capable of critical thought - which is something the members of the tribe cannot do.

Put another way - most people don't know how to think. They have been told WHAT to think for so long, they no longer know HOW to think. What's the lesson for you?

I'm convinced that true freedom and riches requires you to think contrary to what the tribe is thinking. And it ALWAYS requires you to question the beliefs you hold. On everything. This is not easy because we are addicted to certainty.

We would rather be certain about our beliefs than face the fact that what we believe may not be "true". But the more you question what the tribe believes the more you will realize that they are hypnotized. You don't have to wait for them to wake up from the trance. You can do it right now!


Monday, 5 December 2011

Dr Robert Anthony: Do you believe this?

Why are so many of us struggling? Because we have forgotten WHO WE ARE.

Who we are is our True and Authentic Self that is always connected and one with Source Energy. On the other hand, who we THINK we are is how we show up in life. If we are struggling we will never be who we are. Let that sink in for a moment.

Who we THINK we are comes from listening to other people rather than listening to ourselves. For a large portion of my life I believed what others told me to believe. I learned early that what other people think of me is more important that what I think of myself. At least this is what I thought.

Living in the Flow and living in abundance is about focusing on WHO YOU ARE and what you can do in this moment. It is not about who you are not, what you cannot do, and what you don't have.

WHO YOU ARE is everything. It is the ONLY thing that really matters because everything hinges on your ability to be yourself and to do that you must become intimately aware of the false beliefs you have about yourself and about the way life works.

When you live in the Flow and in Alignment with Source Energy you know you already have what you need. People who live in the Flow and in Alignment are more than just positive thinkers - they are attraction in action.

They accept life is not always easy and doesn't always follow a straight and convenient path. They let life unfold through them instead of putting their life into a box of expectations.

Your greatness is not dependent upon anything you accomplish. You don't need to prove anything to anyone - even yourself. I am here to tell you one thing - you and everyone that comes in contact with you are already great. To live your greatness, you must know WHO YOU ARE and you must do what you can do in THIS MOMENT. Nothing else is required.


Thursday, 1 December 2011

Dr Robert Anthony: Self-improvement is W-R-O-N-G

If you live under the illusion that you are "not enough" you will never see yourself as the Cup. Instead you will see yourself as a crack or a fault in the Cup. Sure we are all flawed in some ways, but this idea that there is something inherently wrong with us is absurd. How did we come to this conclusion? Who is holding the measuring tape? Usually some authority figure, organization or religion that is trying to control us by attacking our self-worth.

It is important to understand the distinction between self-improvement and self-worth. At its very core self-improvement says that we are broken and we need to be fixed. It comes from striving to be something or someone other than who you are.

Self-worth is knowing that you already have everything you need and that you are the person you've been waiting for. There is nothing to reach. There is only BEING and LIVING who you are.

You are worthy because you are one with All That Is. You don't need "self-improvement" because you cannot improve who you are - your Authentic Self.

The goal in life is not to BECOME who you are, but to ACCEPT who you are is enough. Said another way, if where you are today isn't good enough, then nothing you can do or achieve will ever be good enough. You can't be fixed because you are not broken.

Let's go back to the metaphor of the acorn and the oak tree again. The acorn is complete, but it still it is not an oak tree. It contains the BLUEPRINT of the oak tree and by realizing its CAPACITY to be an oak tree on a day-to-day bases, it grows into the fullness of that inherent blueprint. We are like the acorn and each of us has the ability to embrace the perfect blueprint of our greatness.

The ONLY way you can eliminate the feeling that you are "not enough" is to declare RIGHT NOW that you have the CAPACITY for greatness and that you are enough just the way you are and then start to live that on a daily basis.

What is important to remember is we are the Cup. It's a Cup that naturally expands to make room for us to expand.


Tuesday, 29 November 2011

The Power of Breathing!

"There is nothing about your physical awareness that connects you more to the Non-Physical aspect of your Being than that of your breathing.

Many assume that the process of breathing is only about your physical nature, but that is not the case. The process of breathing is much more than an essential function of your physical body. Indeed, it is the flowing of Spirit to you, and through you. That is the reason that when the focusing of Spirit through your physical body ceases, your breathing ceases, also.

Our meditation experience will induce a convergence of beneficial aspects for you, for as you relax into the natural rhythm of perfect breathing while hearing these spoken words, the Vibration of your physical being will gently surrender to the Vibrational frequency of your Source, and you will become one with your Source, inside the Vortex.

Through the hearing of our words in your relaxed state of allowing, you will allow the gentle tuning of your Vibrational frequency to match the frequency of your Source.

This will not be an exercise of effort or trying, but instead an exercise of releasing and allowing…gently allowing yourself to be who-you-really-are."


--- Abraham

Getting into the Vortex Guided Meditation CD and User Guide

abraham-hicks.com

Abraham Hicks - Your Emotions Create Your Life Experience

Abraham-Hicks talks about how what you are feeling always brings about a physical manifestation in your life.





Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Dr Robert Anthony: Do You Feel Stuck?‏

What keeps most people stuck? It is the underlying assumption that we don't have what we need. It is the idea that we're missing something. We need more of everything - you name it, we need it: more time, money, energy, information, certainty, resources. Without these, we tell ourselves, we can't do what we want to do.

This perception that there is something missing or we don't have what we need to create what we want is the biggest source of unhappiness and dissatisfaction in the world today. It is also the greatest lie we tell ourselves. It causes us to dream about "becoming" something big, to hold out for doing that one big thing that is so big that we can't see a way to do it, let alone get started.

We have fallen in love with the idea of becoming more than we are, and that very belief keeps us stuck were we are. We are on an endless search for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, all the while not realizing that we are standing on the pot of gold.

Many people travel their entire lives on this journey, believing they will find true happiness when they finally get somewhere when, in fact, they are lost right where they are.

The reason people find themselves getting stuck is because they don't think who they are is enough - enough to get that promotion, enough to close that next big account, enough to be financially independent. This causes us to resist the way things are for the way we want them to be in the future.

Before you can create your future, you have to accept the way you are right now. You have everything you need right now.

Here is an analogy:

People living in scarcity and struggle see the cup as half empty.
People who are positive thinkers see the cup as half full.
People who understand their true connection to Source Energy see
the cup as overflowing.

But people who are living in the Flow and in Alignment know they ARE the cup.

What's keeping you from seeing yourself as "The Cup"?

Truly Caring for Your Success!

Dr. Robert Anthony

Sunday, 20 November 2011

17 Ways Rich People and Poor People Think Differently!

How To Handle Confrontation!

One of the biggest obstacles that we all have to face from time to time is dealing with "Confrontation"

And most of us can't stand it!!

Fact is, you're not going to be able to 'win' every time ...and some people are so stubborn that they'll argue till they're blue in the face - even when they KNOW they are wrong!

Do you know someone like this? I certainly do!

In fact, many years ago...I was this person! Call it stubborn pride, call it ridiculous... whatever label you give it - there is ONE thing I can tell you with absolute 100% certainty:

This behavior will inevitably result in a clash.

If you ever find yourself on the receiving end of this stubbornness (or even if you are the stubborn one) -- the best way to move through the situation is to be "assertive".

Assertive people are not rude, mean, cruel, and insensitive. Assertive people do not project a callous disrespect and disregard for everyone around them.

No.

Assertive people merely project their own humble awareness of their inherent worth; and everyone is worthwhile - even you.

Respect for other people, empathy for their feelings, and recognition of their worth are all underpinnings of an assertive personality.

Resentment, frustration, impatience, and anger all 'cloud' what could be a purely assertive act.

So, what's the "trick" then?

Whenever possible... waiting to speak or act until you can do it from a place of Calm Respect - free of resentment, frustration, impatience, and anger, will transform the situation into one where everybody wins.

By the same token, simply 'waiting out' your negative feelings without taking measures to relieve yourself of them can lead to a build-up of negative emotions.

This dangerous phenomenon is known as the "pressure-cooker" syndrome...

When unexpelled negative emotions build up to the point where we "blow our top" -- usually in the wrong place at the wrong time and directed at the wrong people, in any case doing more harm than good.

Being Genuinely Assertive requires being responsible for your thoughts and feelings...

Being responsible for your thoughts and feelings does "not" mean blaming and unloading on others. It means 'taking responsibility' for the thoughts and feelings we have and acting responsibly in accordance with them.

In the case of the "pressure cooker" syndrome... it's our resentment and frustration with ourselves for 'putting up' with an unpleasant and intolerable scenario that leads to our inappropriate outbursts.

It's ourselves we're mad at; not the other person. So don't take it out on them. Deal with the one responsible: yourself.

Then and 'only' then can you deal responsibly with anything outside yourself.

The Exciting News Is...

Once you learn the ability to express your feelings respectfully and proactively, you'll no longer lose control to stubborn pride or inappropriate emotional outbursts. These are the qualities of being truly assertive.

"An Assertive Manner Improves Your Quality And Enjoyment Of Life - TEN Fold!"

Assertiveness leads to hiring's, promotions, improved relationships, greater loves, and new opportunities galore.

It also builds respect and trust with your friends and colleagues, even the ones that have a different view on issues to you...

Assertiveness is linked to "self belief" and "self confidence"...With these qualities, you have less requirement for the approval of others, but a greater respect for everyone.


Dr Robert Anthony: What's The Story You're Telling About Yourself?

Stories are a sequence of thoughts that we convince ourselves are real. A story may be about the past, the present or the future. It may be about things we should do, what can be, what they could do, or what they are.

Stories are untested, uninvestigated theories or assumptions that tell us what things mean. The problem is we don't seem to realize most of our stories are just assumptions.

I have never experienced a stressful feeling that wasn't caused by attaching to an untrue thought or story.

Rather than understand the original cause, we try to change our stressful feelings by looking outside of ourselves. It is easy to get swept away by some overwhelming feeling so it is helpful to remember that any stressful feeling is like a compassionate messenger that says - "you are caught up in your story".

Depression, pain, fear, doubt and worry are gifts that say "take a look at what you are thinking right now. You're living in a story that is not true for you. When we get caught in the dream or the illusion, we try to alter and manipulate the stressful feeling rather than deal with the thought behind it. That's why I say that any negative emotion is an alarm clock that is designed to wake you up to the fact that there's a thought that you may want to investigate and get rid of. Inquiry and investigation of any thought that is untrue will always lead you back to happiness and who you really are.

If you put your hand in a fire does anyone have to tell you to move it? Do you have to decide? No! When your hand starts to burn, it moves. You don't have to direct it. The hand moves itself. In the same way, once you understand through inquiry and investigation of any thought or story that is untrue and realize it is causing you
suffering, you will move away from it.

It is simple logic. Before the thought you were not suffering. With the thought you are suffering. When you recognize the thought isn't true, you will go back to not suffering and return to happiness.

Self inquiry is the way to end all suffering and to experience peace, even in a world of apparent chaos. Above all else, self inquiry is about realizing that all the answers you will ever need are inside of you and are always available to you if you are willing to give up your story.

Truly Caring for Your Success!

Dr. Robert Anthony








Thursday, 17 November 2011

Abraham Hicks - There's Never Ever Anything To Worry About!

“I will go forth and I will follow my joy, and my joy will lead me to the connection of my Source, and I will ful- fill my reason for being.” Not once did you say, “I will go forth, find things that are wrong, worry about them with the others, pinch myself off from God Force, and croak from a place of dissatisfaction.” Not once did you ever say that.

“I will go forth, understanding that everyone gets to choose whatever they are choosing. I will look for the thought that aligns me with Source, and I will live hap- pily ever after. And I will leave the rest of them to do the same.” That’s what you said.

You said, “I will go forth and find contrast that will give birth to desire — so that I can help the expansion of the Universe. And I will find vibrational harmony with thoughts that feel good — so that the Source Energy can flow through me here and now.”
- Abraham-Hicks







Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Love Your Life Now - In The Moment - To Move Towards Your Expansion

Those who truly understand the message of Abraham know that what is being conveyed is much more about coming to know and experience unconditional love and acceptance of the present moment than it is actually about ‘manifesting the stuff you want.’ Although without a doubt, ‘getting the stuff’ is a fringe benefit of increasing your vibration.

When you increase your vibration to a level that is compatible with source energy, you manifest your desires.

Once we understand that we have full control over the moment to moment direction of our thought, we come to also understand that this allows us moment to moment control over our emotions. An abiding freedom from suffering and moreover, an ability to experience joy in any given moment, despite the present circumstances is what we come to experience through fully understanding, embracing and implementing the teachings of Abraham.


Abraham-Hicks: All Is Possible In Life - Just Change Your Perception

"Your personal life experience is a result of your personal perception of reality."


Dr Robert Anthony: How To Remove Stress From Your Life...

The only time we suffer is when we believe a thought that argues with "what is". When the mind is perfectly clear, "what is" is what we accept in this moment.

If you want your reality to be different than "what is" then you might as well try to teach your cat to bark. You can try and try and in the end the cat will look up at you and say "Meow". Wanting your reality to be different than what it is in this moment, is just as stupid. You can spend the rest of your life trying to teach your cat to bark, but you will never succeed.

And yet if you pay attention, you'll notice that you think thoughts like this dozens of times every day. People should be... My neighbors should be... My husband should... My wife should... I should...

These thoughts are ways of wanting reality to be different than it is. Here is my point - all the stress you feel in your life at this moment is caused by arguing with "what is".

People say to me, "But if I simply accept reality then I will become passive and nothing will change. I answer them with this question. Which of these statements makes more sense? "I wish I hadn't lost all that money." or "What can I do now to create more income?"

Accepting "what is" doesn't mean you condone or approve of the way things are, it just means you give up all the resistance and inner struggle by wishing it were different. No one wants to lose their money, have their children get sick or be in a car accident. However, when these things happen it can it be helpful not to mentally argue with them. We know better than to do that, yet we do it because it is a HABITUAL PATTERN.

I am a lover of "what is", not because it is the "right" thing to do, but because it hurts when I argue with reality, and when I do, I AWLAYS lose.

Truly Caring for Your Success!

Dr. Robert Anthony








Thursday, 10 November 2011

Bob Proctor: Do You Have A Bad Attitude?

Victor Frankl once wrote, "Everything can be taken from a person but one thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitudes in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." Frankl was right. Attitude is a choice. You could be faced with a thousand problems, many or most over which you have absolutely no control. However, there is always one thing you are in complete and absolute control of and that is your own attitude.

When you surrender control of your attitude to what appears to be a negative situation, you will react to that situation. More often than not, reacting is inappropriate. On the other hand, if you were to remain objective, you would respond to the situation appropriately, thereby creating a winning situation.

If attitude is such an important word, why do so few people understand it? To be honest, it wasn't until I was in my late 20s when I finally understood its full impact. All through my teens and into my early adult life, I can't tell you the number of times that I heard, "Bob, if you'd just change your attitude, you would do a lot better." In retrospect I can easily see the cause of my problem. I didn't know what attitude was, let alone know how to change it!

Attitude is the composite of your thoughts, feelings and actions. Your conscious mind controls feeling and ultimately dictates whether your feelings will be positive or negative by your choice of thoughts, then your body displays those choices through action and behavior.

Attitude is actually a creative cycle that begins with your choice of thoughts. You do choose your thoughts and that choice is where your attitude originates. As you internalize ideas or become emotionally involved with your thoughts, you create the second stage in forming an attitude; you move your entire being - mind and body - into a new "vibration." Your conscious awareness of this vibration is referred to as "feeling".Your feelings are then expressed in actions or behaviors that produce the various results in your life.

Positive results are always the effect of a positive attitude. Attitude and results are inseparable. They follow one another like night follows day. What I mean by that is: one is the cause, the other, the result. There is a term we use to distinguish this "cause and effect" relationship, it is called The Law of Cause and Effect. Simply stated, if you think in negative terms, you will get negative results; if you think in positive terms you will achieve positive results. Ralph Waldo Emerson reiterated that same point when he said, "A person is what they think about all day long." The results you achieve in life are nothing more than an expression of your thoughts, feelings, and actions. Take a close look at your life and evaluate the results you are achieving in various areas. See if you are able to relate your attitude to your results.

Winning and losing are opposite sides of the same coin - and that coin is attitude. There are many things wrong in this world; unfortunately that is all some people are able to see. Those who view the world in this light are often unhappy and somewhat cynical. Usually, their life is one of lack and limitation and it almost appears as if they move from one bad experience to another. I know people who are like this and I'm certain you do as well. It would appear as if they were born with a streak of bad luck and it has followed them around their whole life. These individuals are quick to blame circumstances or other people for their problems, rather than accepting responsibility for their life and their attitude.

Conversely, there are others who are forever winning and living the good life. They are the real movers and shakers who make things happen. They seem to go from one major accomplishment to another. They're in control of their life; they know where they are going and know they will get there. They are the real winners in life and their wins are a matter of choice.

You can experience that kind of life as well, you only need to decide. Making that simple decision is the first step to a new life. Dorothea Brand once said, "Act as if it were impossible to fail," and I challenge you to do so. By simply becoming aware that you can choose your thoughts each and every day, you will change your entire outlook. You have the power to choose an abundant life no matter your circumstances. That active choice will allow other positive people and opportunities to be attracted into your life. Don't wait to experience all the wonderful things the universe has in store for you. Start today by working on your attitude and welcome the abundant life that you were meant to lead.

To your success,
Bob Proctor


Monday, 7 November 2011

Richard A. Luck: Are You Using Positive Emotions To Supercharge Your Success?

Are you using positive emotions to supercharge your success? I've found that I have the most success in life when I use my positive emotions to attract my desires into my life.

Remember that the powerful universal law of attraction is activated by your thoughts, emotions and beliefs. Emotion in particular is what provides the "fuel" for your desires.

I know that when I experience lackluster results from my attraction efforts, I give them a boost with the use of these 3 powerful emotions:

1) Joy.

Joy is one of the highest frequency emotions because it puts you into a state of near bliss. When you feel joyful, your heart is soaring, your spirits are lifted and you are emitting a blast of positive energy like you wouldn't believe!

The universe, of course, receives your "joy signal" and immediately begins shifting circumstances in your life to make room for more things that will bring you joy.

Practice sitting in a state of joy at least once a day. You can read or watch something that makes you feel joyful, or simply think of something and visualize it until you've got those powerful emotions flowing.


2) Gratitude.

Gratitude is another strong, positive emotion. Not quite as strong as joy, but still very good.

Most importantly, gratitude puts you immediately into a state of allowing because you're focusing only on abundance.

Make a daily habit of feeling grateful and appreciative of everything you have, see, and experience in your daily activities. You can be grateful for the blessings in your life, but also for the kind people you meet, the beautiful sunrise while you're out taking a walk before work, or anything else that brings a smile to your lips.

3) Passion.

Yet another power-booster for the Law of Attraction, passion thrusts you into a state of feel-good that won't allow any negativity or lack to intrude. This can apply to both romantic passion, or emotional passion like you would experience from doing something you really enjoy.

Make time for passion in your life every day. Indulge in fun hobbies, rich foods, beautiful artwork and music, and anything else that stirs your passion.

These 3 emotions alone can inspire impressive change in your life, but also be sure to make room for others like love, peacefulness, harmony, humor and serenity.

All your positive emotions have the power to turn you into a strong magnet for everything you desire, so try and use them at every opportunity you can.

Warmly,
Richard A. Luck
NewYouLifeCoaching.net

Saturday, 5 November 2011

To Be Able To Really & Deeply Love Someone, You First Must....‏

To be able to really and deeply love someone, you first need to be able to love yourself!

Loving yourself can be difficult when you have limiting and derogatory messages playing in your head. Most of these messages are recorded during childhood, but their effects can be far reaching! Did you know that you're still being influenced by the things your parents and friends said to you decades ago?

When someone told you that you were no good, you subconsciously believed them. When someone told you that you'd never amount to anything, again, you believed
them. When a childhood friend suggested that you were stupid or learning disabled or weird, you believed them...

And you still believe them to this day - even if you're not consciously aware of these underlying beliefs.

Is it possible to overcome old messages and replace them with new, empowering messages? Yes!

You can do it the manual way, which I've explained for you below, OR you can do it the easy way, through the use of subliminal videos...

www.Subliminal-Videos .com/loveyourself

Here are three powerful ways to start:

* ROMANCE Yourself. Think about the last love affair you had? At the beginning you and your partner probably devoted a lot of time, attention and affection
to each other, right? ...

You felt passionate and swept away by the beauty of your partner and he/she probably felt the same about you....

The best way to learn to "love yourself" is to enter into a similar process - with yourself! Treat yourself like ROYALTY! Do things that make you feel HAPPY. Hug yourself. Sweet-talk yourself. Buy yourself nice things. Spend quality time with yourself -- simply because you deserve it.

* EXPLORE Your Existing Beliefs. You may 'suspect' you have 'old', limiting messages rattling around in your head but still be unsure about what they are exactly...

To discover the beliefs that are holding you back, you may need to go on an expedition! Begin exploring your existing beliefs by writing in a journal. Give
yourself prompts or questions like these: "My earliest memory of feeling stupid was . . ." "My mother always made me feel . . ." "My father always treated me like..."
and so on.

The secret is to 'think back' to an earlier time in your life and see if you can discover when and where your limiting beliefs got started. Then, challenge those
beliefs. Are they still true? Were they ever true?

Decide what you WANT to be true, and begin to replace the old belief by focusing more on your new and improved beliefs.

* EMPHASIZE Your Good Qualities! When you have low self-esteem, you tend to keep focusing on the things that are "wrong with you," and dismissing the amazing things that you have going for you. So start to....

Turn this around by praising and encouraging yourself in your self-talk...

When you accomplish something, CONGRATULATE yourself! Say things like, "Wow, I'm really proud of myself for doing that. It wasn't easy, but I pushed through the rough spots and gave it my best shot."

You can also make a point of simply 'giving yourself' positive self-talk daily. Recite affirmations like these:

"I am a valuable person. I have a lot to offer the world. I'm talented and successful." The more you do it, the more you'll come to believe it!

Don't be afraid to love yourself, its not arrogant or self centred, its just being glad to be you...

Warmly,
Richard

New You Life Coaching
PO Box 903
Hawthorn, Melbourne
Victoria 3122
AUSTRALIA



Working with the law of attraction is an adventure to be sure.

Instead of living life on autopilot and taking what comes, why not try a different tack and you will experience dramatic change in your life.

A majority of the people alive today did not receive what was needed when they were growing up to help them develop an appreciative attitude in their adult years.

If you employ appreciation in your life, for what is in your life, it will bring you whatever it is you are desiring and focusing upon – much quicker.

But because our caretakers lived what they had been taught, they passed on to us the limitations handed down to them. This has been going on from generation to generation.

These limitations caused us to develop belief systems centered around ideas that we are not worthy of love, abundance, peace, happiness, joy, prosperity, loving relationships, meaningful work or whatever else seems to negatively dominate one’s life.

Learning to love yourself is the basis for accepting anything good in your life. You can say all the affirmations you want, do the dances, and work through any of your blocks, but if you don’t love yourself FIRST and foremost, the work you are doing will fall on sallow ground.

Learning to love you is the corner set stone and is the foundation for all inner work. It is the starting point for everything else.

Once you love yourself, you learn to be gentle with yourself and understand that you are perfect in the eyes of the Universe just as you are which allows you to grow and receive more of the benefits the Universe holds in escrow for you.

Here are ten things you can do that sends the message of love to yourself:

1. Make a list of the ten things you like about yourself.

2. Treat yourself the way you would treat a friend or a lover.

3. Wrap your arms around yourself (in private) and tell yourself out loud, “I love you.”

4. Close your eyes, take deep breaths from your belly, get centered and then visualize yourself as a small child and hug this child close to you as you tell him or her how much they’re loved and how very special they are.

5. Forgive yourself for all that you “perceive” you have done wrong.

6. Take yourself on a date. A movie, a drive, the museum, the mountains or to the beach, where ever you’ve want to go.

7. Buy yourself a gift, wrap it up, and put it away for a month and then “surprise yourself” with it.

8. Write yourself a love letter.

9. Do something that is nurturing and comforting to you. Give yourself permission.

10. Ask yourself what YOU can do to make yourself feel loved. Write out the question on a piece of paper with your dominant hand and answer with your non-dominant hand. This shifts you from left to right brain.

The bottom line is if you don’t think you’re worth loving, who from the outside of you can love you? You need to love yourself first before you can truly receive and enjoy the love from another human being.

Though you may be in a relationship already, loving yourself puts you in a place where you can more easily express love to another person as well as opening yourself up to the bounty of the universe. When you truly love yourself, you feel really, really good.

When you do not love yourself, you don’t feel good. For the well-being and abundance of the universe to flow to you, you need to feel good about yourself first. The Beatles had it right, All You Need Is Love.

Don’t hold back-give it to yourself. You are most certainly worth it-you’re here aren’t you?

This is what I’ve allowed myself to have and create once I started loving myself deeply, completely, unconditionally, and fully: http://www.littlebookofbecoming.com

Taken from: http://www.law-of-attraction-masters.com/ten-tips-for-loving-yourself/

Dr Robert Anthony: Never Be A Victim Again...‏

Most people struggle through life simply reacting to events around them, oblivious to the fact that they help to create those events. Like a ship tossed at sea, they see themselves buffeted by external circumstances, a tiny object subject to the whims of chance.

But here is the reality...

While I agree many were born as victims of circumstances, I don't believe they have to STAY that way. Often we do not have a choice about being victimized, but we do have a choice about STAYING that way and using it as our excuse not to live the life we desire.

You will clearly see in which areas of your life you are or have been living in the Victim Level of Awareness. Having that knowledge is the first step to freedom. Unlike most people who believe they are victims and have no choice, you know that you can move up the Levels of Awareness through conscious choice. This means that no matter what happens to you, you never have to REMAIN a victim.

It is like being locked up in a prison cell, but the key is in the door. All you have to do is turn the key and you are free. You are only a prisoner if you choose to be a prisoner. You are only a victim if you choose to remain a victim.

Truly Caring for Your Success!

Dr. Robert Anthony

Bob Proctor: It's Not About The Money...‏

One of the key concepts to creating wealth is to understand that money is not the goal. That's right, I said, money is not the goal.

Frequently people will tell me that they want to make money. However, I know it is not money they are really after. It is the things that money can buy and the freedom of time to do what they really want. While you may think this is an insignificant difference, it is actually the reason so many people never become wealthy.

Most of us were taught throughout our childhood that the whole point of making money is to sock it away and build our own 'nest egg'. We think of this as a type of insurance against bad fortune, accidents or old age when we can no longer work. The wealthy know that money only works when it is in motion - not when it's sitting in a bank account. You must understand that wealth is an ongoing journey of growth and circulation and if that circulation is stopped, then the flow of money will cease.

While it may seem that there are many roadblocks on your journey to wealth, the only real obstacle is what you believe, think, and feel about money. Most of us were raised with the cliché "Seeing is Believing" which is a skeptical and negative view of life. Still, we hear it our whole lives until it becomes a part of our thought process without our even realizing it. Wealthy people understand that this cliché is exactly backward - you must believe in what you can achieve before you will see it happen in your life. They know that "Believing is Seeing." The only thing that separates a millionaire from you right now is a wealthy mindset and the foundation of that mindset is belief.

Does this mean that the wealthy have some special skill or knowledge? No - but they do possess some key characteristics that help them become wealthy.

The first of these characteristics is a willingness to listen to their own heart. If you could become wealthy by listening to the masses, then the masses would be wealthy and they are not. It is a natural tendency to ask the opinions of those we love or respect. Unfortunately, we listen to their comments and biases not taking into account the results in their own lives. We make a decision to listen based on our emotional attachment rather than by looking at what they have achieved. How can anyone who has not accumulated wealth advise you on how to do it? They can't.

A second characteristic of the wealthy is the ability to act when opportunities present themselves. Opportunity is often imagined to be something that you can't miss or pass up. However, I know from personal experience that opportunity is often only a whisper that comes during some of the most trying times of life. If you read the life stories of very wealthy and successful people, you will frequently find they were fired from jobs, kicked out of school or dealt with significant personal tragedies that other people would view as devastating. Instead, they viewed the challenges as opportunities and prospered.

The wealthy also understand that wealth is an ongoing process. It is not a destination you arrive at one day and then stop. It is also rarely accomplished overnight - although it can occur in a short period of time. However, if you gain wealth before you have gained a wealthy mindset then you are in danger of losing that wealth forever. We have all heard of those that win the lottery only to be near penniless a few years later. Since they were never taught to think wealthy, they have very little chance of achieving wealth that lasts and ultimately they lose what money they have.

Those with a wealthy mindset do what they love - and make money at it. Often I see individuals who are seeking wealth like it's something outside that they have to search for. In reality, wealth exists within you. You have activities and hobbies that you love and you can make these into your business if you choose to. Those who are successful and create a great deal of wealth do so because they are doing something they love. The money follows and is just a logical result of them realizing their dream. Money is not the dream.

Whether you grow up in the worst circumstance or have every advantage, you have the exact same potential inside of you to create the life you want. No matter how many times you read or hear someone talk about how to become wealthy, your life will never change until you believe that it can - Believing is Seeing.

To your success,
Bob Proctor


Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Dr Robert Anthony: Question Your Limitations...‏

Did you know that if you move a goldfish from a small fishbowl in your home and take it to a lake - he will continue to swim in the same small circle? Why? Because he has accepted the belief that if he swims farther, he's going to bump his nose. He's always done it this way. Any other way is "impossible."

When you question your beliefs - you question your limitations. If your beliefs serve you - they can withstand the scrutiny. If they don't survive the questioning - it is time to drop them and replace them with beliefs that serve you.

Examples: You may have the belief that you need money to make money. It's hard to succeed in a recession. That you will never get out of debt. That there are too many obstacles in your way to succeed at...(you fill in the blank)

Like the goldfish that has been freed to swim in the lake, you still think you are limited. Your limitation is set by your beliefs.

The question people ask me the most is "How can I tell for sure what I believe is true or not?" This is actually quite easy. The question to ask is simply...

"Does this belief serve me?"

It doesn't matter whether your beliefs are "true" or "false". What matters is, are they moving you TOWARD or AWAY from what you want? If they don't serve you, now is the time to replace them with beliefs that do.

Today will bring you a new awareness, a lesson or a manifestation that you are making progress - IF YOU LOOK FOR IT! No matter how large or small, please record it in your Evidence Journal. It will only take a few moments and will AUTOMATICALLY put you in the Flow.

Truly Caring for Your Success!

Dr. Robert Anthony


Dr Robert Anthony: The Disease of Self Improvement‏

I don't believe in "self improvement".

To believe in self improvement, you must first believe there is something wrong that needs improving.

When people believe they are flawed, the natural reaction is to start searching, searching, searching for whatever is "missing"...

Looking for answers, happiness and meaning "out there."

Here's my message today:

Nothing outside you can solve your problems.

If there was an external "fix" for life - there would be no sad, stressed out or depressed rich folks.

(check out the tabloids to see what I mean)

The good news is that you were born with all the resources you need in order to be happy, wealthy, successfull.

Maybe you've heard that before. Or maybe not.

And I know that can be hard to swallow when you feel in lack, or lonely, or depressed. When you can't pay your bills, or you hate your job.

But the breakthrough can happen in an instant.

It happens to people I talk to every day.

There's a flash of inspiration - and suddenly you are CLEAR, you're taking action and things start to happen without effort.

And when your life changes overnight, it's not because you suddenly "improved" yourself.

No, it's an internal shift.

It happens when you "align" yourself.

It's the moment when your conscious desires line up with your natural unconscious power to manifest - and any conflicts and counter-intentions you have instantly dissolve.

There's a release of power that sends energy up and down your body and you KNOW something has shifted.

That's the power of "alignment".

Remember, you are already perfect.

Trying to "improve" you would by like trying to improve the Mona Lisa or a sunrise.

A better idea is to focus on inner alignment. You'll see the results almost immediately.

Truly Caring for Your Success!

Dr. Robert Anthony

P.S. The cure for the "disease of self improvement" is to realize you already have everything you need inside to be happy and successful. All it takes is to get your
two minds in alignment for the magic to happen.


Monday, 24 October 2011

Improve Your "Self Talk" With 3 Easy Steps!‏

Did you know that you talk to yourself all day long?

No, not the mental chatter about activities and chores that you need to remember throughout the day. That's a form of self talk too - but I'm referring to the things you say to yourself on a regular basis; and more importantly, the tone in
which you say them.

When you make a mistake, do you berate yourself angrily? Do you put yourself down or call yourself derogatory names?

When you have a hard time making positive changes in your life, do you bemoan what a "worthless" person you are and conclude that you can't do anything right?

Negative self-talk can be incredibly damaging to your self- esteem, especially if it's a big part of your daily life. When you keep saying things like that to yourself, eventually you begin to BELIEVE them!

Highest self-esteem and self-confidence are two of the "keys" to unlocking the door to your desires.

Most often these negative messages begin as statements uttered by the adults in your life when you were a child.... They may have said something negative about you when your actions displeased them, or perhaps they had a habit of saying unkind things even when you didn't deserve it.

As painful as these experiences can be, even worse is when you pick up where they left off and keep repeating the same negative messages to yourself over and over!

The good news is that you can change your "self-talk" any time you want. The first step is to become AWARE of the 'tone' of your messages and consciously 'replace' them with more encouraging ones.

Try these simple steps for starters:

* Develop AWARENESS of your self-talk. It may take practice, but if you start "listening" in to your inner voice, you'll begin to notice when you talk negatively to yourself.

* CHALLENGE the negative messages. When you notice yourself saying something negative such as, "You're such a screw-up, you can't do anything right" - Stop yourself and challenge that belief. Is that really true? Maybe you mess up sometimes, but do you ALWAYS mess up? Probably not.

* REPLACE these negative messages with positive messages. When you realize you're saying unkind and untrue things to yourself, simply TURN IT AROUND in your mind.

Using the above example, you might say, "Wow, that's not true at all! I do plenty of things right. It's true I make mistakes, but so does everyone. I'm a good person and I try my best. That's good enough for me."

Over time, your efforts will pay off in the form of stronger self- esteem and RESPECT for Yourself and your Capabilities. It probably won't happen overnight, but the more you work at turning your self-talk in a more positive direction, the better you'll feel about yourself.

Warmly,

Richard A. Luck [NewYouLif​eCoaching]

PS: Higher self-esteem and self-confidence are two of the major KEYS to unlocking the door to your goals & desires. You'll be amazed....







Sunday, 23 October 2011

ABRAHAM-HICKS: Things Are Always Working Out Well For You!

Abraham-Hicks: It’s All About Vibrational Relativity

Whenever you start guiding yourself by caring about how you feel, you start guiding yourself back into your Stream of Source Energy, and that’s where your clarity is; that’s where your joy is; that’s where your flexibility is; that’s where your balance is; that’s where your good ideas come from. That’s where all the good stuff is accessed from… You cannot get to the good stuff from the place of feeling bad—it defies Law. And you cannot get to bad stuff from the place of feeling good—it defies Law.

But you’ve got to decide first, that it is good to feel good. It is so screwy...how did you ever get crosswise of that? “Let’s see now, struggle is good; pain is good.” And we say, in what world? Oh, they promised you that it would be good after you die. Well, they lied...It will be good after you die, but not because you’ve paid the price of struggle.

It’s just good when you die because when you die, you quantum leap into Pure Positive Energy. When you die, you stop beating the drum of all of those things that have been keeping you from full Connection to Source.

But friends, as long as you’re here in these physical bodies, quantum leaps, rare as they are, never last. That’s not the route you’re wanting to go. You’re not wanting to jump right to bliss from despair. Just work your way up your emotional scale.

So here’s this Emotional Scale. On one end of it, it feels really good; on the other end it feels really bad. On the really goodfeeling end there is your perception of freedom. On the really bad-feeling end, there is your perception of not freedom. (And we carefully ask Esther to find the word perception because freedom is perceptual.) You are free. You’re so free, you can choose bondage. You are so free, that no one can do anything to you. You are so free, that you are the only one who is causing anything to happen in your experience.

You say, “But wait. That person did such-and-such to me.” And we say, but it was your observation of it, and the subsequent contradiction in vibration, that caused the vibrational meltdown within you that disallowed the Well-Being that would have been there if you hadn’t been observing it. And you say, “Well, I wouldn’t have been observing it if they weren’t doing it.” And we say, yes, but now you’re getting into that realm where you have to control the conditions. Now you’re saying, “If I observe things that feel bad, I feel bad. So, I need to find some way of controlling things so that everything that I observe will be good.” And we say, give it up! You don’t get to decide what other people put in their pie.

Nobody can put anything in your pie unless you observe what they’re putting in their pie. And when you observe what they’re putting in their pie, now you’re a vibrational match to what they’re putting in their pie, and now you’re putting it in your pie. And now you’re blaming them because you’ve got it in your pie! But you are the one who put it in your pie. “No, I didn’t,” you say, “I didn’t put it in my pie. They put it in my pie. They put it in their pie first, and then some of it got in my pie.” And we say, none of it could have gotten in your pie if you hadn’t had your nose in their pie. If you hadn’t been paying attention to somebody else’s pie, you wouldn’t have their stuff in your pie. You only get in your pie what you are giving your attention to.

And you say, “Well, it’s hard not to notice what other people are putting in their pie.” And we say, we know it can be hard, but maybe you could start making your own pie and getting interested in that. “Well, my pie isn’t as interesting as their pie. Their pie’s on CNN! Their pie is on the front page of the newspaper. Their pie is on my soap opera and on all the television programs. The stuff that they’re putting in their pie seems to be everywhere. And because it’s everywhere, it keeps getting in my pie.” Only because you’re giving attention to it. Nothing can get in your pie that you’re not giving your attention to.

“Well, how can I not give my attention to the things that are everywhere?” And we say, find something that feels good to you—and give your attention to that. “Well, it’s hard,” you say. “It’s hard to focus.” And we say, but that’s what a creator does. A deliberate creator focuses. A deliberate creator decides what he wants in his pie, and puts it in his pie. “Well, how do I know for sure what I want in my pie?” Make some pies and eat them, and see how they taste. We call that post-manifestational pie eating. We call that waiting until it has manifested in order to figure out what the vibrational content of it was… It works.

Or, you could pay attention to the way you feel while you’re putting the stuff in your pie, because if it feels good while you’re putting it in there, it’s going to taste good when it’s done.

We call these teachings the Art of Allowing because it is the art of learning, by feeling your way, by releasing resistance little by little by little until you become up to speed, or in vibrational alignment, with your own desires. And when you do that, the vibrational alignment—even though your object of desire has not yet been manifested—the alignment with the idea of it is truly heaven on earth.

When you get in sync with the power of You; when you get in sync with your right, and your ability, to create, then you can relax and acknowledge that there is nothing that I cannot be or do or have—but I don’t have to be or do or have it all right now. There is plenty to enjoy now, and plenty coming along the way, and, fortunately, it will not come in faster than I can allow it.

You will not be able to receive something that you’re not vibrationally up to speed with.

So, it turns out that the joyous life is the life that is being lived by the person who is aware of the relativity between their currently active thought (which is all a belief is) and their desire. When you learn to manage this Vibrational Relationship between where you are and where you want to be, life becomes sweet even though many things are not fulfilled—yet… Now, what we mean by that is, if you get—by virtue of focusing; doing creative workshops; going to meetings where people are getting you all juiced up about wanting things—if you get your desire factor activated at a much faster pace, on one or a number of subjects, than you’ve got your belief factor activated, you’re going to cause chaos in your own experience.

W a n t i n g things you don’t believe are possible is not pleasant. And yet, we don’t want you to ratchet your desire back down to your belief level— because then, nothing can change. And, do you know, that’s what most people are doing? Most people are spending most of their time looking at what-is.

When you are giving most of your attention to what-is, you’re offering most of your vibration about what-is, so you’re just getting more of what-is—different places, different faces, but essentially, what-is.

So, the way it works is, you observe what-is. You offer a vibration about what-is. Law of Attraction matches what-is, and you get more of what-is… So, you observe more of what-is; you offer a vibration about what-is. Law of Attraction matches what-is, and you get more of what-is… So, you observe what-is; you offer a vibration about what-is. Law of Attraction matches what-is, and then you get more of what-is. And then you observe what… (Fun!) We could go on because you do. That’s what you keep doing, mostly.

And what we are wanting to call your attention to is that it’s fine to observe what-is, especially if what-is is pleasing you. But you might want to fill in the missing gaps with memories of things that were pleasing, or imagining things that are pleasing, because Law of Attraction does not give you access to thoughts that are very far from the thoughts that you’ve been actively thinking… When you focus upon something, you activate the vibration. And when you activate a vibration, Law of Attraction gives you more thoughts that are like that. And as you hold your attention there, that activation becomes strong enough that it’s not just an activation— it’s a dominant activation. And when something becomes a dominant activation, you call that a belief. We want to soften it by just saying a belief is only a thought you keep thinking.

When you continue to think a thought (or activate a vibration) that is not in alignment with who your Inner Being knows you are, and with what you really want— then negative emotion ensues. And what happens to so many of you (bless your hearts; we mean this adoringly) you get used to that negative emotion. So, you call it normal. You just become willing to put up with being ornery, or being overwhelmed, or being frustrated, or being angry.

And you are really not wanting to put up with that when your Guidance System is alerting you to the fact that you’re not on the path that you have designed; that you have divined— that you have honed out of the contrast of your life experience… All that stuff’s being held over there for you in Vibrational Escrow, just waiting for you to become a vibrational match to it—all of the things that you want are just waiting for you to find vibrational alignment with them. And if we were standing in your physical shoes, we would not put up for a moment with negative emotion.

So, it is our powerful desire that today you discover a new determination to bless your Emotional Guidance System because it is giving you such important information about the Vibrational Relativity between the thoughts that you’re thinking and what you really are wanting, and that you make a decision that you are going to do your best to feel as good as you can feel—all day long—on every subject that becomes active within you.

You have, long ago, most of you, given up your rights to your own Guidance. You stopped trusting yourself because they ganged up on you. There were two of them when you were born, (most of you) and then more and more and more, and more. Then, there’s all that peer group pressure, and then all those law enforcement agencies, not to mention the people that you really care about… But you tend to care more about what they think about what you’re doing, than you do about how you feel.

We want to reactivate within you a determination that you are going to get hold of the Vibrational Relationship between you and You. Because you are Eternal extensions of Source Energy, and the Source Energy that is you loves you, and loves others. The Source Energy that is you knows your value; knows your worthiness; knows all of the wonderful things that are over here in V i b r a t i o n a l Escrow waiting for you, and will always be a vibrational match to those things that you want, and will never join you in your depression. That’s why depression feels like depression:
The feeling of anger, the feeling of any negative emotion, is you holding a vibrational pattern that is disallowing your full Connection with who-you-are. And so, negative emotion is your indication that you are not allowing that full Connection to Source.

We never see you stick a “Happy-face” sticker over your gas gauge because it is troubling to you to see that it’s empty. “Oh, I’m empty. I’d better cover that up. It bothers me to see that.” You sort of want to know when your tank’s empty, don’t you? And if you wait ‘til it really empties out, it’s much more trouble than if you just catch it as it approaches empty, and then do something about it. And this is what your Emotional Guidance System is doing for you, too. It’s letting you know you’re sort of emptying out in this moment. And so, you might want to see if you can’t find a better feeling-place about this.

Start guiding yourself by caring about how you feel. Start guiding yourself into your Stream of Source Energy, for that’s where your clarity is; that’s where your joy is; that’s where your flexibility is; that’s where your balance is; that’s where your good ideas come from. That’s where all the good stuff is accessed from…

You cannot get to the good stuff from the place of feeling bad—it defies Law. And you cannot get to the bad stuff from the place of feeling good—it defies Law!

Excerpted from Abraham-Hicks Workshop G-5-28-05 — Chicago, IL
"Reduce your workload by 30% and increase your fun load by 30% and you will increase your revenues by 100%. And you will increase your productivity by 10,000%. (If there could be such a percentage.) More fun, less struggle — more results on all fronts."

- Abraham

Dr Robert Anthony: The Untold Truth About Potential...‏

Do you know the difference between your Potential and your Capacity?

I am sure you have read and heard a lot about potential, but there is a major difference between our potential and our capacity. The major difference is that potential is based on the future. When someone has the potential to do something, it is about becoming something other than who they are in the present moment.

Capacity is based on the present moment. Your capacity already exists. Capacity is defined by doing what you can do today - in this moment.

At one time I thought I could help everyone. I wanted to spread my message everywhere so that people could be free of their limitations, but then I realize something that changed my whole approach. I finally realized this wasn't realistic or even possible. But what I COULD do was make a difference to those people, such as yourself, who come into my path. Although I have the POTENTIAL to help many people, I only have the CAPACITY to help those who want my help in this moment.

So for now, forget about your potential and focus on your capacity in this moment. Do what you can do right now. Even the smallest step will bring you closer to your desire. Don't wait. Take that small step NOW! Do it TODAY!

Dr Robert Anthony

Monday, 17 October 2011

ABRAHAM-HICKS: How To Win The Lottery

"You are always living a reflection of whatever you are outputting. And so, if you get into a little pocket where a lot of people are being rude, it's probably because you are being rude—or because you have been aware of people being rude. Nothing ever happens to you that is not part of your vibration!" - Abraham




Friday, 14 October 2011

What's The Difference Between Dreams And Reality?‏

Here is an interesting concept that I have used ever since I can remember and that I have shared in my seminars for years. If you're interested in setting a sizeable goal, I know it will help you too!

I want to talk about Fantasy, Theory, Fact. The basis for this concept is that everything has its origination in the form of a Fantasy, which some adventurous soul dares turn into a theory and then becomes bold enough to turn into a fact. This entire transition, of course, is the result of the highest form of no-limit, positive thinking available, yet, the cautious may construe this as erratic behavior.

Give this serious thought for a moment. The idea of moon landings, communicating via a fax machine, traveling on supersonic jets or wearing synthetic garments was, a very short time ago, sheer fantasy. Today, they are almost considered commonplace. Why? How did these things come about?

Fantasy
This entire cosmos is filled with thought stuff - a creative form of energy. Imagination is one of our mental faculties and it is the one we use to fantasize. An active imagination is able to build clear and vivid images. The most important step in building your fantasy is that you not concern yourself with how your fantasy is going to become a reality. Where the resources will come from is of absolutely no concern to you. Let the image evolve freely in your mind. Build the picture in color ... feel it, smell it, taste it, touch it ... all through the aid of your imagination.

Theory
Once you've built your fantasy, turning it into a theory calls for you to answer two questions: Are You Able? Are You Willing?

You could very easily be thinking, "Yes. But!" At this point, it's important to remember that you are stepping out of your comfort zone and attempting to go beyond the limits that your old belief system dictate... and whenever that happens, doubt, immediately followed by fear, enters the picture. To be able to answer this question in the affirmative--"Yes, I am definitely able," does not mean that you have to know how it will happen. There is no way that you could know how it will happen...you have never done it before, it's a brand new experience. The Wright Brothers didn't know how to fly when they fantasized themselves doing it! They just believed they could.

The second question: Are you willing? Are you willing to pay the price? Are you willing to make the sacrifices that will be required to turn your dream into a reality? And you know that there will be sacrifices. My mentor, Val Van De Wall shared with me that most people think sacrifice is giving up something. That's not true. Sacrifice is merely releasing something of a lower nature to make room for something of a higher nature.

The minute you answer--"Yes, I am able!" and "Yes, I am willing!" ... your fantasy moves to the next phase of creation and becomes a theory in your consciousness and, at this point, it turns into a goal.

Fact
The process of turning your fantasy to fact is ready to move into the final stage ... fact. From this point on, it becomes a lawful process. As you turn the image over to your universal subconscious mind by getting emotionally involved with the image, the laws of the universe kick into gear and begin to turn that image into physical form. The law of perpetual transmutation takes that image and begins to move it into form with and through you. Your vibration starts to change and that causes your behavior to change. Your new vibration sets up an attractive force and begins to attract to you all things requisite to the fulfillment of the picture, through the harmonious vibration of the law of attraction. Although you have no way of knowing exactly how it will move into form, faith and your understanding of the laws will create a knowing within you that it must move into form.

This is the very process that has taken us out of the cave and into the condominium. Let your mind play. Fantasize a much better form of life than you presently enjoy.


To your success,
Bob Proctor

Sunday, 9 October 2011

How To Give Up Struggle Forever...‏

Deliberate Creation is about learning how to give up the struggle. This is why we will talk about it frequently. Struggle is trying to rearrange the world so that it aligns with the way you think it should be. It is the greatest source of unhappiness in our world today. It happens when you focus on what you perceive you don't have, instead of embracing what you do have.

The need to struggle and effort to get what we want is an illusion and like all other illusions (or assumptions), by their very nature, they keep us from seeing the truth that is right before us.

We live in a time of striking contrasts. There is tremendous prosperity and at the same time there is also tremendous poverty. Why is this so? The reason is that we (meaning all of us on this planet) must change our paradigm and see abundance as a mindset. Abundance is waking up to the reality that you are already the person you yearn to become and that you already have everything you need.

The denial or more accurately the resistance to your true nature is what keeps you struggling. Abundance is about lovingly accepting WHO and WHERE you are IN THIS MOMENT. It is focusing on all that you have and not losing yourself in all that you don't have. In the end, it is this thought that allows us to live in the Flow of unstoppable riches in every area of our lives.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Is it an employment "opportunity" or bondage? Because what you really want is freedom, many of you equate working for other people as bondage. But if you would realize that the corporation, as an entity, is not so different from the individual, it might be easier to understand the employer's decisions. Long before the buildings or the workers, the visionary of the corporation had an idea for something that began summoning Energy. So years later maybe you are hired as a part of that team and, without realizing it, you are now the beneficiary of that continuing flowing Energy. When you step into one of those employment positions, Life Force is summoned through you because of the vision of the founder—unless you're bucking the current. Most get into that fast moving stream and paddle against the current—and then complain about it being a hard ride—where they could get into their canoe and easily paddle with the fast moving current. You can soar and thrive in any environment as long as you are not seeing things that you are using as your reason to paddle against the current. And so, it doesn't really matter what others are deciding. The questions is: "As I am choosing to stand here, it's a way for dollars to flow through me in exchange for the effort I am offering. Am I predominantly letting the Energy flow through me, or not? Am I letting it in?

--- Abraham

Excerpted from the workshop in Albuquerque, NM on Tuesday, August 1st, 2000 # 218

Saturday, 1 October 2011

BBC NEWS: Students' Mental Health 'At Risk' Psychiatrists Warn

Doctors are warning that the current generation of students has a greater risk of anxiety and depression than previous ones.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists says there are now many more students from less privileged backgrounds who are less prepared for university life.


Students also face rising debt and uncertain job prospects, it warns.

It is concerned universities may see counselling and support services as an easy target for cuts.

In a report seen exclusively by the BBC, the college says the massive expansion in the numbers of young people going into higher education has had a significant impact.

Universities are now educating a different type of student from the privileged minority of 20 years ago. Changes in wider society are also being seen on campus, with an increase in students from fractured families. At the same time, the financial cost of going to university has increased.

Dr John Callender, one of the report authors, said: "Many are having to work long hours in paid work on top of full-time academic studies. Many are less well-supported by their families than was the case in years gone by.

"The reasons for this are things like increased rates of marital breakdown and students being drawn from poorer social backgrounds."

He said there are also intense social pressures for many young people, living away from home and trying to live up to the expectation that these years should be a happy and sociable time.

Dropping Out

During their years at university, it is thought about 4% of students will turn to counselling services for support. Recent research has suggested that these services are facing increasing demands for their advice.

For Liam Bore, being able to talk to someone made the difference between staying at university and dropping out.

He found himself struggling to maintain his studies after the death of two school friends was followed only a year later by the loss of his mother.

"My concentration wasn't good, I couldn't take on what was going on in the lessons, and that had a big impact on my grades."

With support from the counselling service at the University of Hertfordshire, Liam has negotiated extra time to complete his final assignments and now hopes to leave with a good degree.

Some universities are investing more in support services, in recognition that if students leave their course, it can damage their prospects and lead to the university losing their fees.

Eileen Smith, the head of counselling at the University of Hertfordshire and a joint author of the report, has been advising first-year students about the help available as part of their freshers' week.

She agrees this is a generation for whom the pressures are greater, as many are the first in their family to reach university.

"They might find it harder to negotiate with tutors, they're less sure what to expect, and less confident about asking for help.

"Sometimes there is a lot of pressure on them to succeed. They can be carrying the hopes of a whole family."

The report warns that despite the growing demands, there are concerns for the future of some welfare services, with reports of some universities in England already freezing posts as a result of the financial pressures on higher education.

The RCPsych says this is a crucial time in the lives of young people, whether for temporary support, or early diagnosis of major mental illnesses.

It wants academic staff to receive more training, and greater incentives for GPs interested in running dedicated health services for students.

By Branwen Jeffreys Health correspondent, BBC News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15112980