I have spent the last few days setting goals for myself, and now it is time to put them into action. I began my day with my serenity prayer and then am doing my meditation and my Prayer of Jabez this evening before bed. I feel so excited and recharged already. I am focused on my journey and will not let things distract me or veer me off my path.
I read a chapter in my Florence Scovel Shinn book and the lesson that I read was about tearing the wall down that is preventing people from being successful. She talks about things that we do and believe about ourselves that prevents us from having things that we want in life. It seems so fitting to read this first as I know that I prevent myself from having things by not believing that I should have it or making excuses or having negative thoughts or fear of failure. It is so easy to say “Why me?” or “Why does everything good happen for so and so?” “When do I get a break?” By continuing to have that type of attitude is only going to bring you more of the same.
Dear Universe – I will begin to change my way of thinking and begin to reap the benefits of believing in myself and allowing for good things to come my way. I am in charge of tearing down my wall and having a clear path to everything I want! This is definitely a great way to start the new year, the new me!
This seems like a crazy concept at first: Ask for something and you will receive it? Seems like there should be a “catch”. I have read several things about asking for what you want and believing in it and you will receive these things.
At first, it seems selfish to me to just ask for something and have it land in your lap. I was not brought up this way as you work for things you want. The more I read on this topic it begins to make a lot of sense to me and now is the time for me to apply these “rules” to the new me.
From what I have read, surrounding yourself with positive energy and asking for things specifically, that you are opening yourself up to receiving the things you are asking for. Seems unbelievable, but not believing is sending negative messages to the universe and blocking good things coming your way. I will commit myself to asking the universe for things that I want in my life and turning any negative energy that I have into positive energy.
Four things that I will do to help me achieve this are : The Prayer of Jabez daily, I will read The Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn and apply to my life, meditate and apply daily affirmations.
These past few days have been about setting up a plan of action for the new me! I also have purchased a beautiful journal for writing down my affirmations and the things that I am asking the universe for as well as my meditation thoughts. I can not wait to read this at the end of the year to see how much that I have grown. It is very exciting to begin the new year on this journey.
This blog is great for me to share my thoughts and plans with people and putting it out to the universe. This also helps to keep me accountable for my journey. I am also hoping to be able to help guide others to a new perspective on life. Check out the books – they make for great reading :)) Both are very inspirational and explain how to ask for things and believing that you deserve goodness in your life. I actually had prayed the Prayer of Jabez in the past and good things did come my way. So the only “catch” is not believing that you are worthy of receiving good things and blocking yourself with negativity. As they say “Turn that frown upside down!” Florence Scovel Shinn (1871-1940) was an artist, author, and spiritual teacher whose philosophy was based on power of positive thought and verbal/physical affirmation. The above book includes 4 of her books in one.
Today I am going to set out my plan to mentally clear out my head. I have so many thoughts going through my head ( worry about the kids, worry of financial security, worry if bills are paid, worry of expense of redecorating home, losing weight, and so on and so on).
Here is where the Prayer of Serenity comes into play. I am sure many are familiar with this prayer or has heard it at one time or another. I feel like it is so simple but yet so true and really an easy way to live. So many things are beyond are control and clutter our minds and stress us out that we do need to let the things we can’t change go. If we can’t change them, then why stress about it? Once again, an easier said than done thing, I need to concentrate and put my energy into things that I can change and that will make a difference in my life. In case you are not familiar to the prayer, here it is:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference.
I feel that if I can say this every morning and put these words into actions, the things that stress me out and that I have no control over will be removed; and I can concentrate on the things I can change. Exercise is my second defense of stress relief. I feel so good when I exercise and it clears my mind. Meditation is also a form of stress relief. As you can see, my new commitment continues to reinforce my goals of this new stress free life. Serenity and peace sounds fantastic! Join me on this assignment and see where it takes you!
I decided to start a blog this year to renew myself. To make myself stronger and less stressed. I am definitely a Type A personality. I let things bother me and stress me out to the point that I can’t sleep, gain weight, and just feel worn out and sad. I really need to find a balance in my life to not allow stress to take over. Easier said than done!!
I do know that when I eat healthy( less sugar and bread – more veggies and protein) and exercise daily I feel much better and am happier and less stressed. Meditation is also very helpful for me. The problem is, that I feel I don’t have the “me” time to do these simple things for myself. 2015 will be different! I will schedule in my exercise and meditation daily and I will eat better. I will allow myself to balance my body and mind and do the things I am meant to do.
Did I mention that I was a Medium? I really need to focus on this as my main job goal this year as I feel I can help many people. I have done so in the past and absolutely love being able to share my “gift”. In order to really help people who are in need of receiving messages from their loved ones that have passed away, I need to spend a few weeks rebalancing myself in body and mind. This will remove the “clutter” in my head and the passed souls can bring me their messages clearly.
By doing this blog, I am renewing myself spiritually and moving forward doing something that I really enjoy doing and that is helping others. Welcome to my journey!!