Saturday, 30 April 2011

The Very Best Of Abraham-Hicks!

If you only hear these 3 audio clips of Abraham-Hicks, we promise you they will change your life.

Friday, 29 April 2011

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Abraham Hicks: The Truth About 'Holding The Faith!'

Powerful audios on how to create the life you want by using only your thoughts!

We Are Vibrational Energy Beings!

View this deleted scene from the film 'The Secret'.

Then view below Abraham's explanation of our vibrational energy reality, then hear why some of Abraham's universal teachings continue to be denied by the mainstream.

Although - as this film shows - top NASA Scientists and the world's leading Quantum Physicists are now acknowledging this truth.

So just get happy and start loving the world, everyone in it, and most importantly yourself = the quick root to getting all that you want.

Being In The Vortex

Abraham-Hicks tells us to "Get in the Vortex, get in the Vortex, get in the Vortex!"

Follow this link for a powerful video on how you know you are in the Vortex!

Abraham Hicks: What Your Feelings Are Telling You

Hear below some powerful audios explaining what the contrast of life is all about, and how it's your feelings that are the true indicators of how close you are to what you truly want in life.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Abraham Hicks: Why Don't More People Want To Acknowledge This Message?

"Everyone knows that they want to feel good... The disconnect comes for most people in that they have not yet made the conscious association that they can affect the way they feel by choosing other thoughts. People still for the most part believe that if they could change the circumstances... they would feel better." - Abraham

You have to clear up your vibration [your thought patterns, your direction of thought] to improve the quality of your life. You cannot expect the physical world to change before you can feel better. You've got to change your individual mental perspective!

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Abraham-Hicks: Are You Up To Speed With You?

Your emotions tell you. If you are feeling pretty flat and down, your thoughts are in contradiction to all that you want from life. Simply by starting to think in the direction of all that you want in life, you start to feel better and eventually life starts to deliver in physical form all that you've asked for.

So your life literally is a physical manifestation of your thought patterns. You are literally the creator of your own unique reality.

Abraham Hicks: On Therapy & Being Haunted By Memories Of The Past

Hear below these powerful (and no doubt controversial to some) audio clips about therapy and painful past memories from Abraham-Hicks.

The trick is to find a better feeling perspective on any painful areas of your life (that you can truly believe) which helps lessen the pain you feel when you think of it, helping you gradually detach from that memory. It's like heating up with positive emotion the cold bits of your past. Or emotion based CBT as I call it.

Abraham Hicks: Why Life Isn't Giving You What You Want - And How To Get It!

Hear this powerful audio on the incremental mental journey you need to take to get your life to where you want it to be.

"Nothing is more important than that you feel good."

BBC NEWS: IQ Tests Measure Motivation - Not Just Intelligence

Intelligence tests are as much a measure of motivation as they are of mental ability, says research from the US.

Researchers from Pennsylvania found that a high IQ score required both high intelligence and high motivation but a low IQ score could be the result of a lack of either factor.

Incentives were also found to increase IQ scores by a noticeable margin.

The study is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Firstly, it analysed previous studies of how material incentives affected the performance of more than 2,000 people in intelligence tests.

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, found that incentives increased all IQ scores, but particularly for those of individuals with lower baseline IQ scores.

Then the same researchers tested how motivation impacted on the results of IQ tests and also on predictions of intelligence and performance in later life.

“Life is an IQ test and a personality test.” - Dr James Thompson UCL

By using data from a long-term study of 250 boys from adolescence to early adulthood, they were able to conclude that some individuals try harder than others in conditions where the stakes are low.

Therefore, the study says, "relying on IQ scores as a measure of intelligence may overestimate the predictive validity of intelligence."

Getting a high score in an IQ test requires both high intelligence and competitive tendencies to motivate the test-taker to perform to the best of their ability.

Dr James Thompson, senior honorary lecturer in psychology at University College London, said it had always been known that IQ test results are a combination of innate ability and other variables.

"Life is an IQ test and a personality test and an IQ result contains elements of both (but mostly intelligence).

"If an IQ test doesn't motivate someone then that is a good predictor in itself."


It would be interesting to see if anyone has ever measured the happiness/positive emotion levels of well motivated people.

Elton John's Royal Wedding Wishlist

"If there's one thing in the world I wish I could get rid of, it's the negativity of the British press - that hatefulness, that horrible nastiness that we have...

[The Royal Wedding] is a fairytale thing and people criticise it and say we're making too much of it. But it's about love, and in this day and age anything that's about love and positivity is a welcome relief from what's going on in the world."

Elton John

Dr Robert Anthony: This Is A KEY To Success - Are You Missing It?

Optimists outperform pessimists ten to one!

Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Psychologist Martin Seligman, the godfather of the positive psychology movement, conducted extensive research in optimists versus pessimists. What he found was optimism can be learned. He discovered that optimists consistently talk about what they are rather than what they are not, or what they have instead of what they don't have. Pessimists have one thing in common: they talk about why things are not the way they should be and what they don't have.

We are not born pessimists. In fact, all children are optimists until we program them differently. Stand outside any amusement park on any given weekend and talk to the families that exit. Kids come out and you ask them, "What did you think of the park?" The gush, "Oh that was so cool!" Now talk to the parents and here is what they say, "Lines are too long". "Food was overpriced". "The damn noise and crowds get on my nerves". So is the amusement park a happy place or a place from hell? The answer is - it is neither. It depends on the meaning we give to it.

How did we go from being born optimists to being pessimists?
Somewhere along the way we were trained not to be optimistic in case things don't work out. If you are too optimistic and things don't work out you will be very disappointed. But if you are pessimistic and they don't work out you will be less disappointed and of course, you will be "right".

Seligman also states that we can learn or relearn how to be optimistic. According to his research optimists outperform pessimists ten to one! Maybe it is time to reprogram our thinking and ask, "What is good about this situation?" and if we cannot find the good, ask, "What does my reaction to this say about me?" This can help you to become more of an optimist.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

BBC NEWS: Thousands Claim Incapacity Benefit For Addictions

More than 80,000 people in Britain claim incapacity benefit because they are alcoholics, drug addicts or obese, the government says.

The Department for Work and Pensions said more than a quarter of those had not worked for a decade.

David Cameron said many taxpayers would object because they felt recipients should be "people who are incapacitated through no fault of their own".

But campaigners say there are too few treatment facilities for addicts.

The figures released by the DWP are a snapshot of incapacity benefit claimants in August 2010. The government wants to re-assess all current incapacity benefit claimants by 2014.

There have been pilot projects to determine whether people are fit to work immediately, whether they can begin the process of looking for work with support or whether they need constant care and cannot work.

Bar chart shows most common illnesses cited in benefit claims

'Left For Dead'

As part of this process, the government has released details of the 81,670 people it says are claiming incapacity benefit - and its successor, employment and support allowance - as a direct result of alcohol, drug and obesity problems.

“Far from being the safety net it should be, the benefits system has trapped thousands of people in a cycle of addiction and welfare dependency.” Chris Grayling Employment minister

As of last August, there were 42,360 claimants with alcohol addiction, 37,480 with drug dependency and 1,800 who were obese, officials said.

The DWP figures indicate that 12,800 alcoholics and 9,200 drug addicts have been claiming the benefit for more than a decade, as well as about 600 people considered obese.

In an interview with BBC Scotland, the prime minister said: "It is interesting as we go through all these cases [we're finding] people who were just frankly left for dead by the last government.

"We are finding a large number of people who are on incapacity benefit because of drink problems, alcohol problems or problems with weight and diet.

"And I think a lot of people who pay their taxes and work hard will think: 'That's not what I pay my taxes for. I pay my taxes for people who are incapacitated through no fault of their own.'"

Cycle of addiction

Employment minister Chris Grayling said private and voluntary organisations had agreed to invest £580m in treating addicts and preparing them for employment.

He said: "Far from being the safety net it should be, the benefits system has trapped thousands of people in a cycle of addiction and welfare dependency with no prospect of getting back to work.

"All of those are conditions which are treatable, which are able to be overcome if we give people the right support."

Alcohol awareness campaigners welcomed the aim of helping people to give up drink and get back to work but warned removing benefits from vulnerable people risked making their situation worse.

“Stereotyping IB claimants won't help them find work. The government has to stop over-simplifying welfare.” Disability charity Scope

Don Shenker, chief executive of Alcohol Concern, said he was concerned the government was not prepared to commit enough funds to tackle a shortage of treatment facilities for those with addictions.

And he told the BBC: "I would imagine that the vast majority would find it quite difficult to go back into the workplace because, first of all, how many employers would take on someone who's been out of work for two or three years because they've been drinking?

"Secondly, the very stressful nature of being in the workplace environment means that for people who are heavily dependent on alcohol it would be difficult for some people to hold down a job."

And a spokesman for the disability charity Scope, said: "Stereotyping IB claimants won't help them find work. The government has to stop over-simplifying welfare.

"It needs to acknowledge that disabled people face multiple, complex barriers to finding jobs and build an assessment and support system based in reality. Otherwise their admirable aim of getting disabled people into work will fail."

Labour said the government's economic policy was self-defeating because spending cuts would increase unemployment levels and push up the benefits bill by £12bn.

"The real problem now is the Tories' decision to cut too far and too fast has meant that unemployment is set to increase every year," said shadow work and pensions secretary Liam Byrne.

"With five people now chasing every job, what we need to get people off benefits and paying tax is more jobs."

Ministers launched what they said was the largest back-to-work programme in modern history earlier this month as part of reforms designed to make work pay and simplify the benefits system.


With 2011 being the year that ‘happiness’ really made its mark in the UK – with last weeks launch of the government backed ‘Action For Happiness’ telling us that a happy nation is a much more motivated and productive one - local positive mental health charity Feel Good UK is set to follow this lead with the rollout of its own National Lottery funded play, which is set to tour around Portsmouth community settings later this year.

Telling the story of a day in the life of two opposing characters - Paul Feelgood and Peter Feelbad – the 30 minute play depicts how Paul manages to successfully manage and contain his stress levels by apply a number of drug free mind management techniques which the charity teaches, while Peter’s knee-jerk negative reaction to events causes his stress and distress levels to rise.

Called ‘You Can Choose Your Mood’, the original interactive play asks the audience to question their knee-jerk reactions to the world and begin to manage their thoughts and ultimately their behaviour based upon how they feel. The plays philosophy is based on the powerful teachings of the US based motivational speaker Esther Hicks, whose books are available in the self-help section of any UK bookstore. The entire Feel Good UK charity philosophy is based on these teachings, which have helped the charity make dramatic improvements in many people’s lives by getting them to understand and acknowledge their thoughts and feelings.

In preparation for the rollout of the play, the charity is seeking volunteer acting talent from the local community to play the key character roles in the play, as well as volunteer stage crew to help change the set and prepare the sound equipment. At launch all positions will be voluntary, but once positive feedback on the impact of the play has been secured, the charity will be looking to secure grant funding to pay all talent roles to carry the plays message to various school and community settings around the UK.

To apply for these positions, applicants should email their acting or crew CV’s to the charity at Those selected from this process will then be invited to an audition where the cast will be selected. Rehearsals will then be held over several weekends to work on the play, before then performing it in local shopping centre’s and other community locations on weekends across the summer months.

The actor’s and crews weekend availability is vital so all applicants must ensure they are available and flexible with their time at weekends during the summer months to seriously be considered for these positions.

The rollout of the play comes at a time when the nation’s mental health seems to be rapidly deteriorating alongside the wilting economy. Data from the National Economics Foundation recently placed the UK in 24th position in the world in terms of life satisfaction, compared to the USA which came 9th, and Costa Rica which came a surprising 1st.

• Over the last 25 years, rates of anxiety and depression amongst young people in the UK have increased by 70%

• The World Health Organisation predicts depression will be the second highest cause of death globally (after heart disease) by 2020

“David Cameron’s attention to happiness is seen by many as woolly and trite. But to really enjoy life and get the maximum out of every moment, an individual truly has to be of a happy mindset. With no mainstream education being in place to teach people how to feel good and be happy, Feel Good UK will be touring ‘You Can Choose Your Mood’ around Portsmouth community locations to make locals aware that happiness truly is an inner job, and that only by choosing thoughts that feel good within themselves can people start to lead much more happier lives, which leads to increased motivation and success.” Feel Good UK CEO Steven Surridge

Feel Good UK is also running a number of day long workshops over the summer months to help individuals improve their mental health and happiness levels.

Running on Saturday 7th May 2011 @ FGUK Head Office, Portsmouth, UK
From 9.30am to 5pm
Limited to 16 places
Cost per person = £65.00
Link =

Running on Saturday 21st May 2011 @ FGUK Head Office, Portsmouth, UK
From 9.30am to 5pm
Limited to 16 places
Cost per person = £65.00
Purchase tickets at

For further information on these courses, visit the charity’s website at:

Feel Good UK is a charitable organisation designed to help people feel good and achieve in life. From young children to the elderly, through the provision of pioneering thought and emotional management and self esteem building workshops, our aim is to make people aware of the huge power and importance of their daily thoughts, energy and emotions.

Teaching the latest discoveries of the world's Quantum Physicists, as well as the latest brain science to put this work in context, our pioneering simple to apply drug-free techniques are easier to apply than Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and can be applied by anyone, anywhere.

Feel Good UK, Unit 306 Victory Business Centre, Somers Road North, Fratton, Portsmouth, PO1 1PJ
Telephone: 07908 235 080

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Abraham Hicks: Are You Expecting The Best From Life?

"An activated thought means a thought that when I think it, I have a feeling response. If you're not having a feeling response to something, a feeling that feels good or a feeling that feels bad -- the thought is not that powerful, and it is probably not a big player in your vibrational mix." Abraham

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Nurses Want To Be Spiritually Trained

Patients require more spiritual care, say nurses who participated in a recent survey run by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). More than 80% believe spirituality to be an essential part of nursing and that spiritual care should be taught during training.

The survey showed the majority of nurses held refreshing opinions about spirituality, a topic the RCN had feared could “be subject to taboo and misunderstanding”. An overwhelming majority of respondents (94%) believe that spirituality is more than going to church and most believe spiritual care is also important for atheist and agnostics.

One nurse said: “I consider spirituality to be part of the 'whole' care one should be giving to patients and families means ensuring that 'mind' i.e. thoughts, well as the body, is considered when providing care.”

The survey of more than 400 nurses revealed that only 5% believed they could fulfil their patients' spiritual needs. The most important spiritual requirements were maintaining patients' dignity, privacy and respecting their cultural and religious beliefs. Showing kindness and listening were also thought to be important.

Janet Davies of the RCN, said they investigated the subject because they are “committed to the promotion of holistic care,” and because they feel nurses need clear guidelines when dealing when dealing with spiritual issues.

Kindred Spirit Magazine - January 2011

Abraham Hicks: You Are Born To Feel Good

The benefits of feeling good. You have only been conditioned by others to think and feel negatively.

"The most important thing that you can teach your children is that Well-being abounds. And that Well-being is naturally flowing to them. And that if they will relax and reach for thoughts that feel good, and do their best to appreciate, then they will be less likely to keep the Well-being away, and more likely to allow it to flow into their experience. Teach them the art of allowing." - Abraham

Monday, 18 April 2011

Dr Robert Anthony: Are You Deliberately Creating Your Life?

What stands between you and having what you want?

Be honest. A lack of education? A toxic marriage? A bad divorce?
You have no relationship and can't find anyone? A problem employer?
You are stuck in a job you hate? Be honest. A medical condition?
A weight problem? A lack of money? Be rigorously honest.

I'm proposing that the real reason that you don't have what you want is because you are creating your life unconsciously by DEFAULT instead of consciously by DESIGN. Most of the time you are blocking the deliberate creation process because your conscious messages and your unconscious messages are in conflict.

Am I saying that you are deliberately or consciously sabotaging yourself?
Absolutely not; but I am saying that through limited, mostly unconscious beliefs, and negative, unexamined habitual patterns, you are creating your life by DEFAULT.

You cannot achieve success by simply slapping positive thoughts on top of a lifetime of negative expectations. You need to uncover and release the unconscious obstacles and habitual patterns that hold you back from creating the life you desire.

Once you become "conscious" about what is truly happening in your life and why you don't have what you want, you are destined to live a life that is free of fear, doubt and worry. One in which you feel happy and rejoice soundly in the knowledge that you are meant to thrive; not struggle. A life Consciously Chosen and Deliberately Created that puts you into a "state" of unlimited possibility instead of a state of limitation and unfulfilled desires.

Truly Caring for Your Success!

Dr. Robert Anthony

Dr Robert Anthony: How Do We Create Meaning?

Nothing in life has any meaning besides the meaning we give it.
How do we create meaning? In many cases we are programmed by our culture and the people around us. The truth is that all meaning is subjective. Some of us are taught that having designer clothes, a perfect body and having a lot of money is the true meaning of success. In other cultures having a loin cloth, a lip plate, long earlobes and living off the land is the true meaning of success.

Some of us are taught that death is sadness and others believe it is joyful because we get rid of our warn-out bodies so our spirit can move on and have more fun!

Imagine you are in the ocean and you are a poor swimmer. Behind you is a huge wave. Now what do you think? Do you think what an exciting and fun wave? No! You're scared as hell. Now imagine you are an experienced surfer and the same wave comes up behind you.

You say, "Cool. Hang ten. What a wave dude". Did the wave change?
Obviously it was just the meaning you gave to it.

If nothing in life has any meaning besides what you give to it then your experiences in life have nothing to do with what is happening in your life, but everything to do with the meaning you attach it to.

Understanding that you can choose the meaning to the events in your life gives you a tremendous power to change the quality of your experiences, the quality of your results and the quality of your life.

If you feel angry or upset ask yourself, "What does my reaction to this say about me?" In other words, what do I have to believe to experience the emotions I am experiencing right now in this situation? In short, you define your own experiences. You create your own meaning.

Dr Robert Anthony

Measuring Happiness - the RSA's View

Matthew Taylor, The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), gives his views on why we should measure well-being.

Yesterday I appeared in a Today programme package linked to the launch of Action for Happiness as well as the continuing work of the ONS on well-being measures. Also yesterday, the RSA launched Gallup’s well-being and health survey to a packed room. All of which provides a chance to summarise the main reasons in favour of governments, and those seeking to influence governments, wanting to understand what drives well-being.

First, decades of research have offered reasons to believe (a) that GDP growth and a variety of other traditional indicators are not a sufficient basis for describing national social progress and (b) that there are reasonably reliable ways of measuring various forms of well-being.

Second, the debate about well-being can be more interesting and engaging than much of the technocratic squabbling which has passed for political debate since the decline of traditional class politics. Some people, like John Humphries yesterday, criticise ideas like happiness and well-being by saying they are subjective notions. But not only can aspects of well-being be objectively measured and averaged across large groups, the very fact that these ideas are contested makes for a valuable debate.

Third, on an individual level the debate about what makes us feel good and enjoy life helps us see that the things we want now, the things we want for the long term and the things which seem to make us happiest are often not the same and that part of being an effective person is understanding and grappling with this fact of human nature.

Fourth, all this stuff can lead to very concrete insights. Action for Happiness points out that investing in mental health services offers a much greater happiness premium than most other forms of public investment.

Judging by the quality of questions from the audience, the well-being debate is growing in momentum. Sometimes national statistics are launched into a vacuum of public interest and engagement. This certainly won’t be the case when ONS starts to reveal the outcome of its well-being research later this year.

Matthew Taylor is the Chief Executive of the RSA (though we think he should smile more in his photographs!)

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Abraham-Hicks: We Live In A World Of Well-Being. Are You Letting It In?

Below are the best clips we have found that present the core Abraham-Hicks message encompassing Law of Attraction; vibrational energy; resistant thoughts and our emotional guidance system; and how we create our own reality.

Abraham-Hicks: The Cause and Cure Of All Illness

Listen to this powerful audio from Abraham-Hicks on the fundamental cause of all illness. Poor energy flow caused by chronic negative thinking, which is indicated by chronic negative feelings, which are ignored until they manifest in the body as a symptom of ill health.

Thursday, 14 April 2011


Watch this amazing video which suggests our universe is one of complete and utter love, but our brains and thoughts block this powerful feeling out. Until the brain shuts down!

More Reactions To Action For Happiness

Tuesday saw the launch of Lord Layard’s Action for Happiness movement. There are many things worth applauding in the initiative, but also some important pitfalls they should be careful to avoid.

There is a lot to like about Action for Happiness. It is bold and good humoured, with a solid grounding in the latest psychological research and an ambitious, provocative message. Moreover, with Lord Layard, former No. 10 insider Geoff Mulgan and Blair biographer Anthony Seldon at the helm, it should have no difficulty attracting attention within political circles. The launch on Tuesday was a buzzy, positive (what else?) affair, which left all of us who attended with something of a warm glow.

At nef, we’ve long shared the ambition of Layard and his colleagues to see a fundamental shift in politics towards taking seriously people’s experience of their lives. Changing the discourse is an important part of that transition, and we hope that Action for Happiness succeeds in its aim to inspire a social movement that demands politicians to focus on happiness as a key goal. But, without wishing to be churlish, we also see a couple of pitfalls.

Firstly, although the advice represented by Action for Happiness acronym GREAT DREAM contains a lot of good sense (we would say that, of course, since GREAT is an adapted version of our own Five Ways to Well-being), it is targeted squarely at individuals. This overlooks the fact that people’s opportunities for happiness are always influenced – and often seriously constrained – by their circumstances.

One of the reasons we have generally tended to talk about well-being rather than happiness is that it implies a broader understanding of what makes life go well. Our model of well-being emphasises that good feelings – being “happy”, for instance – come about for a reason; they result from functioning well in the world, which itself depends on the interaction between a person’s own physiological and psychological resources and their social, economic and physical environment.

Given a national context of high inequality, low social mobility, growing unemployment and so on, many people in the UK have ample reason to be unhappy. Sure, we might be able to give them some tools and techniques to feel better. But wouldn’t it be preferable if we eliminated the causes of unhappiness in the first place? This, for us, is the real point of taking a well-being approach to policy-making. It’s not about making people happy, but understanding and promoting the conditions in which they have the best chance of finding happiness for themselves.

Secondly, it was dismaying to hear a couple of speakers trot-out variants of the “happy poor” fable. You know the kind of thing: “I was in [insert name of developing country] and I met [some people living in grinding poverty] and they were just so happy with their lot in life, they smiled and danced and sang the whole day through…”.

This romanticisation of poverty is objectionable in a number of ways. But even judged as an empirical claim it is – to be clear – flatly contradicted by the evidence. Take any international survey of happiness you care to name and you will find that people in countries with a high prevalence of poverty report much lower happiness than do those in wealthier countries. Indeed, the fact that this relationship is so robust is one of the reasons we can be confident that empirical measures of happiness are telling us something meaningful.

There is, it is true, an ongoing academic debate about the exact nature of the link between economic growth and well-being over time as countries get richer. But this an argument about diminishing returns of happiness to wealth in developed nations. No-one who has studied the data concludes anything other than that poverty is very bad indeed for well-being. To suggest otherwise is crass, not to mention counterproductive to the wider objective of getting well-being taken seriously as a goal for Western societies like ours. I’m sure it wasn’t the intention of anyone at Action for Happiness to promote a hair-shirt view, but it’s an area where careful message management is important.

BBC NEWS: 'Bipolar is Not A Death Sentence'

"Being diagnosed with bipolar doesn't have to be an awful death sentence, it's the start of recovery" says Laura May, who has lived with the condition since she was a teenager.

It has emerged that the Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta Jones has bipolar disorder.

She has been receiving treatment at a mental health facility after her husband Michael Douglas' battle with throat cancer.

Laura, who is 27 and from Essex, said: "I had one particularly bad episode when I was 18 and my nan died of cancer, so I can totally see how that kind of stress can trigger an episode."

She first went for help when she was 13.

"I noticed a complete loss of sleep, headaches, nose bleeds, blackouts.

"They were all physical conditions, so I had an MRI scan and blood tests, but it was psychosomatic and that's when doctors said 'we think you're depressed'."
'It gets too much'

The condition leads to intense mood swings, which can last months.

They range from depression and despair to manic feelings of joy, overactivity and loss of inhibitions.

“It is difficult, people can't see it so don't believe it exists. There's always a lot of assumptions”

"When I'm depressed it's more easily managed if I just stay at home.

"When I'm manic I am more more productive and creative.

"It can be a good place to be but it gets too much. It's more dangerous and I can have psychotic episodes like hallucinating", Laura said.

"In my first year of uni in 2001 I had my first and second suicide attempts.

"I was extremely manic, spent lots and lots of money, and just got on a train to Paris and woke up there. I used to come home and want to sleep in the garden.

"It's lots of little things that on their own don't seem so much."

She takes daily mood stabilisers and antidepressants every day, but said: "it only works with weekly counselling."

She says there is still a stigma attached to the illness.

"It is difficult, people can't see it so don't believe it exists. There are always a lot of assumptions."

However, she believes it is getting better.

"People like Stephen Fry saying 'I've got bipolar' is breaking it down in the public's eye. It's not seen as an awful diagnosis anymore."

Laura was not fully diagnosed with bipolar disorder until three years ago: "When I was diagnosed I was so happy, it was a complete relief, a really positive experience."

And she has this advice for Catherine Zeta Jones: "She need to make sure she has good support, she has her husband and her family.

"I still work, am married. Being diagnosed doesn't have to be an awful death sentence it's the start of recovery."

BBC News: Catherine Zeta Jones Treated For Bipolar Disorder

Catherine Zeta Jones has received treatment for bipolar disorder after dealing with the stress of her husband's battle with throat cancer.

Zeta Jones, 41, made a decision to check into a "mental health facility" for a brief stay, said her publicist.

Michael Douglas, who was diagnosed last year, said in January his tumour had gone and he was beating the disease.

Last September, Zeta Jones said she was "furious" that doctors failed to detect the cancer earlier.

Bipolar, also known as manic depression, causes severe mood swings, that usually last several weeks or months.

Zeta Jones's publicist Cece Yorke said the actress sought treatment for the condition following the stress of her husband's cancer fight.

"After dealing with the stress of the past year, Catherine made the decision to check in to a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her Bipolar II disorder," said Yorke.

"She's feeling great and looking forward to starting work this week on her two upcoming films."

It is unclear when Zeta Jones, who is from Swansea, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder or where she received treatment.

What is bipolar disorder?

Bipolar, also known as manic depression, causes severe mood swings that usually last several weeks or months and can be:

* Low mood, intense depression and despair
* High or "manic" feelings of joy, over-activity and loss of inhibitions
* A "mixed state" such as a depressed mood with the restlessness and over-activity of a manic episode

Exact causes are not known, but it is thought the following play a part:

* Genes seem to be important; if you have a relative with bipolar disorder, your chance of developing it is higher
* There may be a physical problem with the brain systems which control mood
* Stress can trigger mood swings

People suffering Bipolar II have more than one episode of severe depression, but only mild manic episodes

Mark Davies, from mental health charity Rethink, said the actress had shown courage in revealing the disorder as there was still a stigma around mental illness.

"Although she'll be feeling pretty fragile and vulnerable, she will have - in a sense - given some comfort to a lot of other people who are probably suffering in silence and probably feeling a great deal of fear," he added.

Mr Davies said the disorder could be triggered by a range of factors and that no individual case was the same.

He said the star was likely to be given medication and talking therapy, recognised as increasingly effective in cases of serious mental illness.

About 1% of the population suffers from bipolar disorder.

Alun Thomas of the Welsh mental health charity Hafal said: "The important part of this news is Catherine has sought help.

"Many parts of the press can sensationalise this but I think it's important to discuss the issues sensitively and raise awareness.

"Many creative and famous people have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder... there are many people out there who have recovered and gone to be very productive in their lives."

Shortly after her husband was diagnosed with cancer, the actress revealed she was "furious" that doctors failed to detect the disease earlier.

In an interview with People magazine last September, she said: "He sought every option and nothing was found. I knew something was up. He knew something was up."

"It makes me furious they didn't detect it earlier," she added.

The star, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in Chicago, was made a CBE by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace in February.

She first found fame in the UK on the small screen in the 1991 comedy drama, the Darling Buds of May, before heading to Hollywood to star in Entrapment, Traffic and The Mask of Zorro.

Fantastic news to hear that Catherine is doing so well. Let's hope she doesn't get labelled as that 'bi-polar actress' for the next few years.

I saw her in The Terminal last week and thought she came across as amazingly warm, gentle and gracious. She has an old Hollywood star quality about her. Though I must admit I've never seen Zorro!

Hears what Abraham-Hicks has to say about any mental ill-health diagnosis:

BBC NEWS: Nurses 'Need Annual Fitness Checks'

By Nick Triggle Health reporter, BBC News

Nurses should have annual physical and psychological testing to ensure they are up to the demands of the job, nurses say.

The check-ups could take place alongside the normal appraisal, the Royal College of Nursing conference in Liverpool heard.

Nurses said there were more checks on basic equipment than on NHS staff.

And they said the move would help the profession set a good example to the rest of the population.

Those found wanting should be given support by occupational health teams to tackle their problems, they said.

Claire Topham-Brown, a critical care nurse from Peterborough, said: "There is no denying that nursing is a physically demanding job. You do need a certain level of physical fitness.

"One of our activists observed that we take better care of wheelchairs than we do of the staff. Bizarre but true, we now risk-assess everything, yearly, monthly, weekly and sometimes daily. But when do we ever assess that vital, delicate and most valuable part of the machine?"

She was supported by other nurses, including Karen Webb, the RCN's director of the eastern region of England.

She suggested the testing and support was even more important given the expansion in nurses in training in recent years, which could lead to an increase in those that are unsuitable for a career in nursing.

"It is about making sure people have the right attributes."

The call comes amid a drive to tackle staff sickness in the NHS.

The government's NHS Health and Wellbeing report published a year ago said the health service needed to do more to improve the health of staff.

NHS staff take an average of 10.7 days off work a year - more than the public sector average and much higher than the 6.4 figure for the private sector.

In total, staff sickness costs the NHS £1.7bn a year.


Wednesday, 13 April 2011

BBC NEWS: Daily View - The Politics Of Happiness

And so, the cynical UK press react to Action For Happiness.

Commentators dissect Action for Happiness, a campaign to boost the world's well-being, which was launched on Tuesday.

Anthony Seldon explains in the Telegraph why he helped found Action for Happiness:

"It encourages personal responsibility by promoting healthy living, and actively discourages smoking, excessive drinking and the taking of drugs except when absolutely necessary. Finally, the agenda promotes productivity. Many studies have shown that companies which look after their employees well flourish economically and that is exactly what the movement is designed to achieve...

"I wonder, in conclusion, whether all those who sneer at happiness and well-being would do so if their own children developed anorexia or the many other mental afflictions which are increasingly blighting the lives of young people. The right needs to wise up: this agenda is here to stay."

The Guardian's editorial says if smiling becomes policy then politicians may face painful questions:

"It should be admitted at the outset that Action for Happiness offers latter-day sceptics (whether following Nietzsche or not) plenty of targets to have a pop at. There is the grandiosity of that self-description - splendidly undercut by the prosaicness of the "twenty practical actions for happiness", which urges people to hug each other, exercise more often and say thank you more often.

"So far, so fluffy. But there is more substance to the happiness movement, as evidenced by the people behind it - including the LSE economist Richard Layard, and Geoff Mulgan, the former director of the government's strategy unit."

Sandra Parsons suggests in the Daily Mail that the key to happiness is being a little less selfish:

"I doubt somehow that the answers will make him all that happy. Because these days too many people think they're entitled to happiness. Happiness is having even more possessions, sexual satisfaction, success at work, status. It's what you can have, rather than what you can give, which means, by definition, that we can never be content."

In the Guardian Simon Jenkins recommends the "happiness lobby" should focus on local authorities and drugs:

"Research indicates that people are more satisfied with services the closer they are run to their community, as with clinics in Scandinavia or police in Japan. They are happier where they are allowed more personal and neighbourhood autonomy. Yet all British governments, national and local, remain implacably opposed to honouring this satisfaction. They do not trust people to tax and provide locally.

"Likewise, there is a clear preference for smallness and intimacy in public institutions. People like small schools and small hospitals. They like their own GPs rather than group practices. Yet every move by government is in the direction of bigness, closing local schools and hospitals and aiming always at regional concentration.

In the Independent Cristina Patterson says it was a bad time to launch Action for Happiness:

"You might think that a year when a government is cutting hundreds of thousands of jobs, decimating public services and preparing to throw thousands of people out of their council homes, isn't an ideal time to be finding out whether those people start each day by whistling a happy tune. You might think that those people might feel a bit like they did when they heard that the Prime Minister, who is a multi-millionaire, took his wife, perhaps for the first time in her life, or his, on a Ryanair flight.

"You might think that those people might also feel like they did when they heard him say that he wanted us to 'bring out the bunting' to celebrate the wedding of a nice young man to an alarmingly thin young woman. You might think, in other words, that those people might feel just a tiny bit patronised."


Press Release: New ‘Train To Be Happy’ Coaching Service Launches

With Action For Happiness – the new government supported drive to get the UK populace feeling happier - launching in London yesterday (Tuesday 12th April); and with the Government set to start monitoring the nations happiness and ‘well being’ levels from this month, a local Portsmouth charity is launching a new ‘happiness coaching’ service to train local residents in powerful drug free techniques to help them improve their emotional state, leading to happier and more productive lives.

Feel Good UK officially launches its ‘happiness coaching’ service next week, at a time when the happiness and emotional states of residents in the UK is finally being given some recognition.

“For years happiness and positive emotion has been ridiculed by the British, being seen as very happy-clappy and very American. But now government advisors are waking up to the obvious: that a happier individual is more empowered, self motivated and successful; a great deal healthier, placing less economic burden on the state.”

Feel Good UK CEO Steven Surridge

The hour long coaching sessions focus on the client’s positive future aspirations, and spend very little time regurgitating the painful past, which often results in clients feeling worse instead of feeling better. The charity’s ethos is based around the fact that feeling good creates an improved life experience, which flies in the face of much conventional counselling and therapy.

“Many clients come to us because they have found that conventional counselling has left them feeling worse off, and they instinctively know they want to feel good.”

The charity teaches what it calls ‘powerful mind and emotional management techniques’, which help an individual generate positive emotion with themselves, reducing stress and anxiety levels while energizing and helping the individual cope with potentially stressful circumstances. These thought management techniques also build improved mental resilience and self esteem, equipping individuals to cope effectively with the challenges of modern living.

The new interest in the nation’s happiness comes at a time when the nation’s mental health seems to be rapidly deteriorating alongside the wilting economy. Data from the National Economics Foundation recently placed the UK in 24th position in the world in terms of life satisfaction, compared to the USA which came 9th, and Costa Rica which came a surprising 1st.

• Over the last 25 years, rates of anxiety and depression amongst young people have increased by 70%

• The World Health Organisation predicts depression will be the second highest cause of death globally (after heart disease) by 2020

“David Cameron’s attention to happiness is seen by many as woolly and trite. But to really enjoy life and get the maximum out of every moment, an individual truly has to be of a happy mindset. With no mainstream education being in place to teach people how to feel good and be happy, Feel Good UK is offering this new coaching service to help those individuals who really care about themselves to get the very best out of their lives.” Feel Good UK CEO Steven Surridge

Information about the ‘Happiness Coaching’ service can be found online at Sessions cost £45.00 an hour and come with a full money back guarantee if after 6 months no change has been made to the client’s life. Sessions can take place during the day, evening or at weekends subject to availability. Call 07908 235080 to book an appointment.

Feel Good UK is also running a number of day long workshops over the summer months to help individuals improve their mental health and happiness levels.

Running on Saturday 23rd April 2011 @ FGUK Head Office, Portsmouth, UK
From 9.30am to 5pm
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Cost per person = £65.00
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Running on Saturday 7th May 2011 @ FGUK Head Office, Portsmouth, UK
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For further information on these courses, visit the charity’s website at: The charity also offers regular free hints and tips via its Twitter account at:

Feel Good UK is a charitable organisation designed to help people feel good and achieve in life. From young children to the elderly, through the provision of pioneering thought and emotional management and self esteem building workshops, our aim is to make people aware of the huge power and importance of their daily thoughts, energy and emotions.

Teaching the latest discoveries of the world's Quantum Physicists, as well as the latest brain science to put this work in context, our pioneering simple to apply drug-free techniques are easier to apply than Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and can be applied by anyone, anywhere.

Feel Good UK, Unit 306 Victory Business Centre, Somers Road North, Fratton, Portsmouth, PO1 1PJ
Telephone: 07908 235 080

CHANNEL 4 NEWS: Measuring Happiness

View this video report on the Government's plans to measure the nations happiness, a survey which launches this month.

Star Wars: Feel The Force

The best movie clip ever!

"Feel the Force flow through you."

That's our message too: aim to feel positive energy flowing through you as many times a day as you can.

And hear: "I don't believe it." "That is why you fail."

What you think and believe about this world and your potential in it is everything.


Dr Robert Anthony: YOU Can Change Your Life!

When we discover something is going wrong in our lives we have two choices. We can complain and blame, or change. I have learned not to beat myself up when things go "wrong" because that creates a very low vibration and by doing that I attract more of the same thing. Instead I ask, "How can this serve me?" In other words, if things did not turn out the way I wanted them to, I at least want to pull one good thing out of the experience. So my focus is on what I can take away from the experience that will help me next time. Then I move on.

Remember, if you think your problems are "out there" then you will continue to look "out there" for the solutions. Keep in mind that if you blame someone else for your problems then THEY have to change in order for you to have what you want and be happy. It never works.

Too many people take the victim road and end up in a ditch. When you PLAY the victim you FEED the victim and the universe sends you more opportunities to be one.

Riches flow to those who are accountable. In fact, let's take accountability to the next level. Let's talk about being accountable for EVERY single thing in our lives. That's right - I said everything - even when you are convinced it is not your "fault". You will always experience the greatest results when you become fully accountable. Only when you become accountable for EVERYTHING can you be responsible to change ANYTHING.

Truly Caring for Your Success!

Dr. Robert Anthony
"If you are willing to let your improved emotional state be the evidence of your progress, then the progress will continue; you will continue to feel even better, and the tipping point will come where physical evidence can be seen. But if you look too soon for the evidence, and you do not yet find it, you will lose Vibrational ground.

The need to see the immediate evidence of progress is the most significant hindrance to most people. When you attempt to take score of your progress too soon, you move further from the results you seek.

There is no desire that you hold that is for any other reason than you believe you would feel better in the having of it. Whether it is a material object, a pile of money, a relationship, a physical state of being - every desire is wanted because you want to feel better.

When you discover the power of feeling better first, by the deliberate focusing of your mind away from problems, struggles, irritants, and any other manner of unwanted things - and focus your mind upon the simplicity of your own breathing - you will have found the key to the power of allowing."


Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Abraham-Hicks Meets Oprah!

In 2007, Oprah Winfrey interviewed Esther Hicks and 'Abraham' on her radio show, thinking it too freaky to show her to a television audience.

Hear below the 3 extraordinary radio interviews between Esther and Oprah.

Part 3 can be heard here:

Below are some listeners comments on these interviews:

"Anyone who is so passionately against Abraham is incredibly sad to me. I just turned 18 and I thank god, spirit, and myself for finding Abraham because it has saved my life. I am one of many who has struggled with depression my whole life. After graduating high school I was spiraling downward faster then I could think. And I could have easily been one of the many in my age group who has commited suicide these past few years. Easily. But Abrahams words reached me. Spoken to me in ways no song, no adult, no preacher could ever hope to do. Give it a rest people. All this is.. is about positive thoughts. No rituals. No mandatory meetings. No criteria. Pure. Positive. Thought."

"I come from an extremely christian family that I struggled to please my entire life. I struggled to be exactly what a good christian girl was “supposed” to be. And I never felt good about myself. I was always critisized by the christian community. And to be perfectly honest, had it not been for Abraham's words of wisdom I would have resented and rebeled against Christianity in my adulthood out of pure desperation. But I've learned to accept. I accept the contrast I've experienced in my life knowing the intention behind it was good, just as the intention behind Abraham is good."

"If Jesus has taught you anything you would understand the bigger picture. Its about embracing each other for the greater good, not for your personal ego in what you consider to be good. Jesus didn't ask people their race or religion before aiding them… this is why I used to hate Christian's… the bitterness and judgment is all I used to hear. And it drove me into absolute darkness."

"Please let us shed these ancient ideals, or at least our interpretations of them that continues to hold us apart. And embrace this evolution of thought. Along with almost everyone I know in my graduating class, we consider this to be an era of awakening. And I couldn't be more happy to be alive."

"I can personaly attest to the benefits of believing that our pupose in life is love, joy, and happiness. Since applying the teachings of Abraham to my life my relationships with my family and friends have evolved to a level unknown by me before now. The amount of love and happiness in my life has increased ten fold since I learned to let go of the dogmas set forth by others. Since learning not to concern myself with the judgements and beliefs of others I have experienced a sense of freedom beyond the senses. It is truly heaven on earth. So, my wish for you and everyone, is that you someday find the allingment you are so desperatley seeking and missing for it is a beautiful thing. We are all children of the same universe. God bless."

BBC News: Happy Evangelists Take On The Cynics

"I promise to try and produce more happiness in the world and less misery."

As a statement of intent, the above pledge, made by those joining the new movement Action for Happiness launched today, seems uncontroversial

But we live in the UK, a country which has won gold medals for cynicism, and I am prepared to guess that among the posts which follow this article will be suggestions that there is something deeply un-British and probably underhand about a campaign to spread joy and reduce suffering.

Britain is more distrusting of politicians, the media, public institutions and each other than most other countries. We seem hard-wired to question the motives of anyone who steps into the public arena and so it was no surprise that when I mentioned the Action for Happiness launch to colleagues at the BBC there were more than a few who said they suspected it was all part of some plot by the government to brainwash us out of austerity gloom.

Actually, I think it is far more interesting and ambitious than that. Action for Happiness says it "hopes to inspire a mass movement for fundamental cultural change". One of its founders, the economist and Labour peer Professor Richard Layard, told me he thought it was needed because of the failure of organised religion to turn back the "tide of narrow individualism".

He believes the evidence-based principles of the organisation might help deliver the ideals of the Enlightenment, when great British thinkers, including Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart-Mill, were arguing that "the good society is one where there is the most happiness and the least misery".

The suggestion that happy science offers a more effective route to personal and social wellbeing than religion might be controversial in some quarters, but there is something evangelical about the movement. The pledge I quote at the top is a prosaic form of many solemn and sacred oaths. And the "ten keys to happier living", shown above, have echoes of the Decalogue, although the encouragement to "find ways to bounce back" perhaps lacks the majesty of the Ten Commandments.

But there is another echo for me - my time in the Scouts. Just as I promised to "do my duty", to "be prepared" and "do a good turn daily", so Action for Happiness encourages volunteering, resilience and awareness.

Lord Baden-Powell's mission was, like so many of the initiatives spawned as the 19th century ticked over into the 20th, to encourage community well-being at a time of great change. The founding of the Football Association is another example, part of a flowering of social entrepreneurism that David Cameron would like to see repeated today.

Action for Happiness is not a political organisation in the sense that it is linked to government or opposition. It does, though, want to profoundly to change the way people behave. Its rejection of the idea that more cash would lead to a happier country inevitably raises eyebrows as Britain tightens its belt. But the organisation's founders were preaching the same message in the boom. Arguably, it is a message that has been around for at least two-and-a-half thousand years.

The movement attempts to counter contemporary cynicism with practicality, offering simple ways to give our own lives and those of our friends and neighbours greater fulfilment and meaning. There is certainly a growing body of science to back up many of the ideas, but that won't stop many people assuming some ulterior motive.

So, do you want to spread a little happiness? Here are a few ideas the experts reckon might work:

By Mark Easton, Tuesday, 12 April 2011

BBC News: Action For Happiness Movement Launches

The world's first membership organisation dedicated to spreading happiness is being officially launched.

Action for Happiness, which claims to have 4,500 members in more than 60 countries, says it prioritises healthy relationships and meaningful activities as a means to happier living.

It has ambitions to become what it calls "a global mass movement for fundamental cultural change".

Its launch event in the City of London will include tips on how to be happier.

Materialism rejected

The movement says it is based on the new science of happiness and the belief that our mood can be altered.

"Despite massive material progress, people in Britain and the US are no happier than they were 50 years ago, while there are many societies in which people are much happier than in Britain.

"Rejecting a societal focus on materialism and self-obsessed individualism, the movement instead prioritises healthy relationships with others and meaningful activities as a means to happier living," a spokesman said.

On joining the organisation, members pledge to produce more happiness and less misery.

On its website, Action for Happiness gives advice for happier living, such as do things for others; keep learning new things; be comfortable with who you are; and connect with people.

The movement was founded last year by Richard Layard, a Labour peer and professor of economics at the LSE, Geoff Mulgan, chief executive of The Young Foundation and Anthony Seldon, master of Wellington College. It has no commercial, political of religious affiliations.

Its official launch comes as some UK households are being asked, in a government survey measuring happiness, how satisfied they are with their lives.

The Office for National Statistics has added the questions to the existing nationwide Integrated Household Survey, which is currently taking place.

After becoming Conservative leader in 2005, David Cameron said gauging people's feelings was one of the "central political issues of our time".

Friday, 8 April 2011

Abraham Hicks: Everything is Mental & Emotional

Below is a short collection of Abraham Hicks quotes to get you started on raising your vibration. These law of attraction quotes will teach you how the Universe works and help you to allow into your life that which you want.

"If we were talking to you on your first day here we would say, "Welcome to planet Earth. There is nothing that you cannot be or do or have. And your work here — your lifetime career — is to seek joy."

"As you think thoughts that feel good to you, you will be in harmony with who-you-really-are. And in doing so you will utilize your profound freedom. Seek joy first, and all of the growth that you could ever imagine will come joyously and abundantly unto you."

Source: Money and the Law of Attraction — 3/31/09

Desire and Belief

"Within the seed of your desire is everything necessary for it to blossom to fulfillment. And Law of Attraction is the engine that does the work. Your work is just to give it a fertile growing place in order to expand." Abraham

Source: Abraham Hicks Quotes from Workshop in Albuquerque, NM on Sunday, May 9th, 1999

I Am the Attractor of My Every Experience…

"You are meant to live an expansive, exhilarating, good-feeling experience. It was your plan when you made the decision to become focused in your physical body in this time-space reality. You were born knowing that you are a powerful Being; that you are good; that you are the creator of your experience, and that the Law of Attraction (the essence of that which is like unto itself, is drawn) is the basis of the Universe, and you knew it would serve you well. And so it has."

Source: Money and the Law of Attraction — 3/31/09

I’m a Vibrational Being in a Vibrational Universe…

"You live in a pulsating, vibrating Universe of advanced harmonics. Everything that exists, in your air, in your dirt, in your water, and in your bodies, is vibration in motion — and all of it is managed by the powerful Law of Attraction. There is nothing that exists outside of this vibrational nature, and as you learn to accept your vibrational nature, and begin to consciously utilize your emotional vibrational indicators, you will gain conscious control of your personal creations and of the outcomes of your life experience."

Source: Money and the Law of Attraction — 3/31/09

Vibrate What You Want

"We are all Vibrational Beings. You're like a receiving mechanism that when you set your tuner to the station, you're going to hear what's playing. Whatever you are focused upon is the way you set your tuner, and when you focus there for as little as 17 seconds, you activate that vibration within you. Once you activate a vibration within you, Law of Attraction begins responding to that vibration, and you're off and running - whether it's something wanted or unwanted." Abraham

Source: Abraham Hicks Quotes from Workshop in North Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, August 18th, 2002

Alignment = Enlightenment

"Enlightenment means literally aligning to the Energy of my Source. And genius is only about focusing. Law of Attraction takes care of everything else. Physical humans often want to make enlightenment about finding some process and moving through the process that has been pre-described. But true enlightenment is moving to the rhythm of the internal inspiration that is coming in response to the individual desire. Enlightenment is about allowing my Connection to the Source that is me for the fulfillment of the things that I have individually defined here in my time-space-reality. That's as good as it gets!" Abraham

Source: Abraham Hicks Quotes from Workshop in Boulder, CO on Saturday, June 7th, 2003

Do What Feels Good

"Think of this random Universe where everything is possible. The organizational skills belong to Law of Attraction. If you will relax and allow Law of Attraction to do the organization, the managing, then you can spend your time doing the things that please you." Abraham

Source: Abraham Hicks Quotes from Workshop in Cincinnati, OH on Saturday, September 21st, 2002

Achieving Success Is My Natural Birthright...

"You are meant to succeed, and failure should feel bad to you. Life is supposed to go well for you — and when it does not, there is something wrong. But what is wrong is not something that is outside of you over which you have no control. What is wrong is within you — and you do have control. And taking control is not difficult to do once you understand the basis of who-you-are and the basics of the Law of Attraction and the value of your personal Emotional Guidance System."

Source: Money and the Law of Attraction — 3/31/09

I Have Control Over the Thoughts I Think...

"Since you have control over what thoughts you offer, what could be more just than the powerful Law of Attraction responding equally to everyone who offers a vibration? Once you gain control over the thoughts you think, your sense of injustice will subside and will be replaced with the exuberance for life and the zest to create that you were born with. Let everything in the Universe be an example to you of the way the Laws of the Universe work."

Source: Money and the Law of Attraction — 3/31/09

Law of Attraction Responds to My Vibration...

"A belief is nothing more than a chronic pattern of thought, and you have the ability — if you try even a little bit — to begin a new pattern, to tell a new story, to achieve a different vibration, to change your point of attraction. The Law of Attraction is responding to your vibration, and you can easily change your vibrational point of attraction by visualizing the lifestyle you desire and holding your attention upon those images until you begin to feel relief, which will indicate that a true vibrational shift has occurred."

Source: Money and the Law of Attraction — 3/31/09

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 — for by the Law of Attraction, you are always getting back the essence of what you are giving."

Source: Money and the Law of Attraction — 3/31/09

My Life Story and the Law of Attraction...

"Each and every component that makes up your life experience is drawn to you by the powerful Law of Attraction’s response to the thoughts you think and the story you tell about your life. Your money and financial assets; your body’s state of wellness, clarity, flexibility, size, and shape; your work environment, how you are treated, work satisfaction, and rewards — indeed, the very happiness of your life experience in general — is all happening because of the story that you tell."

Source: Money and the Law of Attraction — 3/31/09

I’ll Tell My Story As I Want it to Be...

"If you will let your dominant intention be to revise and improve the content of the story you tell every day of your life, it is our absolute promise to you that your life will become that ever-improving story. For by the powerful Law of Attraction — the essence of that which is like unto itself is drawn — it must be!"

Source: Money and the Law of Attraction — 3/31/09

My Every Story Is Attracting its Vibrational Match...

"Every thought that you think is vibrating at a very personal frequency... and by the powerful Law of Attraction (the essence of that which is like unto itself, is drawn), that thought is now attracting another thought that is its Vibrational Match. And now, those combined thoughts are vibrating at a frequency that is higher than the thought that came before; and they will now, by the Law of Attraction, attract another and another and another, until eventually the thoughts will be powerful enough to attract a “real life” situation or manifestation."

Source: Money and the Law of Attraction — 3/31/09

What Do I Want, and Why Do I Want It...?

"When you acknowledge what you do not want, and then ask yourself, “What is it that I do want?” you begin a gradual shift into the telling of your new story and into a much-improved point of attraction."

"You get the essence of what you think about — whether you want it or not — because Law of Attraction is unerringly consistent — therefore, you are never only telling the story of “how it is now.” You are also telling the future experience that you are creating right now.

Source: Money and the Law of Attraction — 3/31/09

It Comes, Not by Magic But by Universal Law of Attraction...

"Start telling a better-feeling story about the things that are important to you. Do not write your story like a factual documentary, weighing all the pros and cons of your experience, but instead tell the uplifting, fanciful, magical story of the wonder of your own life and watch what happens. It will feel like magic as your life begins to transform right before yours eyes, but it is not by magic. It is by the power of the Laws of the Universe and your deliberate alignment with those Laws."

Source: Money and the Law of Attraction — 3/31/09

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 and the Law of Attraction will begin the immediate attraction of thoughts, people, circumstances, and things that are pleasing to you."

Source: Money and the Law of Attraction — 3/31/09

Does It Feel Good?

"Everything is valid and everything is truthful, because Law of Attraction lets everything be. The question is not whether it's right or wrong, whether their approach is right or wrong, or whether my approach is right or wrong. The question is: Does their approach feel good to me? And if it doesn't, then I choose a different approach." Abraham

Source: Abraham Hicks Quotes from Workshop in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, August 2nd, 1998

Ask With Desire

"Law of Attraction abounds, and when it is said to you, "Ask, and it is given," there is no more powerful statement that is at the basis of what makes things happen than that. Now, how is it that you think you ask? With your words? The Universe doesn't hear your words. You ask with your desire. The desire that is born out of the contrast. That desire. That wanting. That's what summons the Life Force." Abraham

Source: Abraham Hicks Quotes from Workshop in Seattle, WA on Sunday, June 21st, 1998

The Law of Attraction Adds Power to Both Problems and Solutions...

"The realization that something is not as you want it to be is an important first step, but once you have identified that, the faster you are able to turn your attention in the direction of a solution, the better, because a continuing exploration of the problem will prevent you from finding the solution. The problem is a different vibrational frequency than the solution — and all thoughts (or vibrations) are affected by (or managed by) the Law of Attraction."

Source: Money and the Law of Attraction — 3/31/09

In the Moment

"When you begin to understand Law of Attraction, and you understand that which is like unto itself is drawn, then it is easier and easier to understand that you are offering a signal, and the entire Universe responds. And when you finally get that, and you begin to exercise some deliberate control about the signal that you offer, then it really begins to be fun, because then you recognize that nothing happens outside of your creative control. There are no things that happen by chance or by circumstance. There is nothing that is happening because of something you vibrated a long time ago or in a past life. It is not about what you were born into. It is only about what you are, right now, in this red hot fresh moment emitting." Abraham

Source: Abraham Hicks Quotes from Workshop in Seattle, WA on Saturday, June 20th, 1998

Forget the Past

"If you examine your history, you cannot help but repeat it! Law of Attraction says it is so: "Whatever I am looking at, I am including in my vibration." Abraham

Source: Abraham Hicks Quotes from Workshop in Boston, MA on Sunday, October 10th, 1999

Mind Your Vibration

"Law of Attraction says, "That which is like unto itself is drawn." Which means vibrations are always matched. So as you experience the contrast which inspires the new idea within you, this new idea - this desire - whether it is a strong one or a soft one, is summoning unto itself proportionately. And as it summons, it is always answered. It is the basis of our Universe: When it is asked, it is always given."

"The confusion that humans feel is that they think they are asking with their words - or even with their action - and sometimes you are. But the Universe is not responding to your words or your action. The Universe is responding to your vibrational calling." Abraham

Source: Abraham Hicks Quotes from Workshop in Cincinnati, OH on Saturday, July 15th, 2000

There is a vast amount of knowledge in the teachings of Abraham. Study their quotes while recognizing the power in these words. Soon, you will be vibrating the life you truly want.

"What we would do for yourself - for your next physical experience (and you can do this). . . We would begin, right now, by infusing this physical time/space reality with as much understanding of the Law of Attraction as you can, so that you add to this vortex of knowing. That makes it more likely that - as you and others participate within it - you will have easy access to this understanding that all is well." Abraham

Source: Abraham Hicks Quotes from Workshop in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, January 31st, 1999

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Thursday, 7 April 2011

Abraham Hicks: The Emotional Scale

Where are you on life's emotional scale?

1. Joy/Knowledge/Empowerment/Freedom/Love/Appreciation
2. Passion
3. Enthusiasm/Eagerness/Happiness
4. Positive Expectation/Belief
5. Optimism
6. Hopefulness
7. Contentment
8. Boredom
9. Pessimism
10. Frustration/Irritation/Impatience
11. Overwhelment
12. Disappointment
13. Doubt
14. Worry
15. Blame
16. Discouragement
17. Anger
18. Revenge
19. Hatred/Rage
20. Jealously
21. Insecurity/Guilt/Unworthiness
22. Fear/Grief/Depression/Despair/Powerlessness

© Abraham-Hicks

Depending on your choice of thoughts, you are somewhere on this scale. The way to move up this scale is to continuously think better feeling thoughts.

Your journey of improvement through life is a mental and emotional journey, the physical action journey following your improved state of feeling.

"If it feels good, it is better for you than if it feels bad." Abraham-Hicks

An Austrian Positive Mental Health Approach

View below a video of a health campaign that travelled around Austrian communities to promote positive mental health and self healing.

The song they are singing translates as:

Every cell in my body is happy,
Every body cell is feeling well. (3x)
Every cell in every patch,
Every cell is up to scratch.(3x)

Here is an excerpt from an interview with the songs composer Michael ‘Mosaro’ Scheickl.

Q: You claim that the K├Ârperzellen Rock, and I quote “Can heal illnesses and contribute to stronger physical and mental wellbeing“. Have people contacted you about successful recoveries?

Mosaro: Jesus has said: “According to your faith be it unto you“. Many healers have discovered during their work that illness is a product of our consciousness. We human beings thus have the power to determine our own health. So, if you internalize the lyrics “Every cell in my body is happy”, what’s going to happen? I wish everyone the best of health and much love for their own bodies!

For those of a religious mindset, he quotes some Biblical quotes that support this (which are also endorsed by Abraham-Hicks).

‘According to your faith be it unto you’ - Matthew 9:29

‘If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.’ - Matthew 17:20

‘What things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.’ - Mark 11:24

BBC News: Europe 'Losing' Superbugs Battle

The emergence of antibiotic-resistant infections has reached unprecedented levels and now outstrips our ability to fight it with existing drugs, European health experts are warning.

Each year in the EU over 25,000 people die of bacterial infections that are able to outsmart even the newest antibiotics.

The World Health Organization says the situation has reached a critical point.

A united push to make new drugs is urgently needed, it says.

Without a concerted effort, people could be dealing with the "nightmare scenario" of worldwide spread of untreatable infections, says the WHO.

One example is the New Delhi or NDM-1 superbug recently found in UK patients.

They brought the infection back with them from countries like India and Pakistan, where they had visited for medical treatment and cosmetic surgery.

Becoming untreatable

These superbugs are resistant to carbapenem antibiotics, which is concerning for experts because they are some of our most powerful weapons and are used for hard-to-treat infections that evade other drugs.

"Given the growth of travel and trade in Europe and across the world, people should be aware that until all countries tackle this, no country alone can be safe” - Zsuzsanna Jakab - WHO regional director for Europe

The Cardiff University researchers, who made the discovery last August, now say bacteria with this new genetic resistance to antibiotics have contaminated New Delhi's drinking water supply, meaning millions of people there could be carriers.

Dr Timothy Walsh and his team collected 171 swabs of seepage water and 50 public tap water samples from sites within a 12km radius of central New Delhi between September and October 2010.

The NDM-1 gene was found in two of the 50 drinking-water samples and 51 of 171 seepage samples.

Worryingly, the gene had spread to bacteria that cause dysentery and cholera, which can be easily passed from person to person via sewage-contaminated drinking water.

"Oral-faecal transmission of bacteria is a problem worldwide, but its potential risk varies with the standards of sanitation.

"In India, this transmission represents a serious problem… 650 million citizens do not have access to a flush toilet and even more probably do not have access to clean water," the researchers warn in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases.

The scientists are calling for urgent action by health authorities worldwide to tackle the new strains and prevent their global spread.

Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO regional director for Europe, said: "Antibiotics are a precious discovery, but we take them for granted, overuse and misuse them: there are now superbugs that do not respond to any drugs.

"Given the growth of travel and trade in Europe and across the world, people should be aware that until all countries tackle this, no country alone can be safe."

The UK's Health Protection Agency said it was monitoring the spread of NDM-1 closely.

"The first case of a bacterial infection with this resistance was identified in January 2008. Monitoring of this resistance began in 2009 as more cases were identified."

So far, there have been around 70 cases of the infection recorded in the UK.

The HPA insists that the risk of infection to travellers to the Indian subcontinent who are not treated in hospital is minimal.

"If members of the public are travelling for surgery overseas they should satisfy themselves that appropriate infection control measures are in place," says the HPA.

Hear below an Abraham-Hicks audio on superbugs and epidemics.

BBC News: Money Woes 'Linked To Rise In Depression'

Economic problems may be fuelling a rise in depression in England, it has been suggested.

Prescriptions for anti-depressant drugs such as Prozac rose by more than 40% over the past four years, data obtained by the BBC shows.

GPs and charities said they were being contacted increasingly by people struggling with debt and job worries.

They said financial woe could often act as a "trigger", but added other factors may also be playing a role in the rise.

The rise has happened at a time when the government has been increasing access to talking therapies, which should in theory curb the demand for anti-depressants.

In the last year alone referrals for talking therapies rose four-fold to nearly 600,000, Department of Health figures showed.

'Toxic combination'

Dr Clare Gerada, head of the Royal College of GPs, said some of the rise in prescribing was also likely to be due to increased awareness about the condition and doctors getting better at diagnosis.

But she added: "Of course, in times of economic problems we would expect mental health problems to worsen - and GPs are seeing more people coming in with debts racking up, or who have lost their job and are cancelling their holidays.

"They feel guilty that they can't provide for their family and these things can often act as a trigger for depression."

Case study

Caitlin, 28, from Manchester, has struggled with mental health problems since adolescence.

But financial problems in the last year have made it worse and she has recently been prescribed anti-depressants.

She used to work in a residential care home for children, but has been out of work for 12 months.

Caitlin is now living on benefits totalling £140 a week, but the cost of her mortgage and other bills far outstrips this. It means she has built up debts of £10,000.

She is currently doing voluntary work and studying, but has given up on getting a job in the immediate future because of the cuts to public services.

"It is a really worrying time. I have never been out of work for this long and it puts a real strain on you."

Mental health charity Sane also said it had seen more people contacting its e-mail and phone advice lines with money worries.

Its chief executive, Marjorie Wallace, said: "It is impossible to say for sure that economic problems are leading to a rise in depression. But we are certainly hearing more from people who are worried where the next meal is coming from, job security and cuts in benefits - many who are getting in touch with us for the first time.

"It is a toxic combination, especially for those who already have darker thoughts and other problems."

Emer O'Neill, chief executive of the charity Depression Alliance UK, said: "There is an increase in the number of people suffering from depression certainly, and the economic downturn has had an impact on that.

"But I think what's happened is that a lot of the stigma has lifted on depression," she told BBC Breakfast.

"It's OK to say you have depression now - and people in general are getting much better information about what it is and they are coming forward and talking to GPs more about it."

Staying on drugs

The figures, obtained from NHS Prescription Services under the Freedom of Information Act, cover anti-depressant prescribing from 2006 to 2010, during which time the country had to cope with the banking crisis, recession and the start of the spending cuts.

They showed the number of prescriptions for selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, the most commonly prescribed group of anti-depressants, rose by 43% to nearly 23 million a year.

The data also showed increases in other types of anti-depressants, including drugs such as Duloxetine which tends to be used for more serious cases.

As well as increasing demand for help, the rise could also be related to patients staying on the drugs for longer.

Care services minister Paul Burstow said: "The last recession has left many people facing tough times. If people do experience mental health problems, the NHS is well placed to help.

"We're boosting funding for talking therapies by £400m over the next four years. This will ensure that modern, evidence-based therapies are available to all who need them, whether their depression or anxiety are caused by economic worries or anything else."

By Nick Triggle Health reporter, BBC News