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Archive for June, 2013

Hey–is your toaster plugged in????

HELLO!!

Well–OK–maybe you don’t even have a toaster 🙂 —HOWEVER—all appliances must be plugged in to work–right? Let’s think about that one for a moment. Even the shiniest, latest model, top of the line, built to last, energy efficient model of anything will simply NOT work–unless it is plugged in.

By now you are saying—OK Gail –duh—I get that –of course THAT makes perfect sense.

Sooooo—-what if you applied that simple common sense thinking to you— yup—that whole plug in thing.

Hmmmm—how often do you run and run and run—-and feel sort of off—not quite right, off balance, disconnected, off kilter, uneasy, anxious, overwhelmed, or the ever popular one of being stressed out?????

Now come on—if a machine needs to be plugged in to work–and get it’s juice–so to speak—don’t ya think that you do to???

YES—-YES—-YES!! Honestly this can be viewed in lots of different ways—in terms of what you are actually plugging in to and how to do it.

Some call it the Universe, the Energy, God, Higher Power, Spirit, or some simply might feel that plugging in–is just about recharging your batteries.

Here’s the deal—whatever you call it or view it as—JUST FRIGGIN DO IT!

The moment you do—you WILL feel the palpable difference. Trust me.

Its a funny thing that we tend to go and go and gooooooooooo—-sometimes and very often using up all our reserves and then some! We can tend to put off the plugging in part—till later. I’ll do it soon, we say, or as soon as I have more time—then I will—and on and on we go–wondering why we just don’t feel right, and things seem a little haywire, or we are just not quite in our power or flow.

Plugging in may mean taking a walk, a 3 minute meditation, deep breathing (5 of them is the magic instant fix ), listening to rocking and happy music, listening to quiet music, sitting at the ocean watching the waves, just STOPPING and being quiet for a few minutes, taking a bath, listening to a meditation CD, visualizing yourself being connected to the energy of all that is, laughing (one of my favs), just being fully present in the moment  and being aware of all your surroundings, or pausing and appreciating  6 things—or if you feel like it just go on a full rampage of appreciation!

The point is–to find your plug in–that works for you and do it.

Your resourcefulness AND creativity will instantly increase.

You will feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel how good it feels to be plugged in—sort of like an instant inside massage!

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!

Gail

 

 

 

Hi!

Pretty darn good friggin question –huh???

Now I know I am dating myself just a bit with the Robert Redford one—but I still think he is VERY hot—and Kevin Costner with all that boyish charm—-YIKES——Okeedokie—I will come back to earth and to the point at hand—-

We all have heard it said so many times that ‘Thoughts become things’.

Is it really true? Do all our dominant thoughts actually really materialize? Wellllllll of course not, or all of us would be living our fantasies and giving up the day job, to live on a vineyard in Italy—or on our yacht, or with Robert Redford—or the hot young flavor of the month.

The whole ‘thoughts become things’…thing… has been repeated so often that it’s sort of a cliché now. But what does it really mean and, more importantly, is it true?

Well, many people will tell you that it translates very literally. Every thought you ever had, are currently having or ever will have is alive and well  somewhere in the Universe just waiting to interact with something else, take solid form and manifest into our lives as a physical thing.

REALLY????????????????????

Well, honestly –given that no one can either prove or disprove it by any means that scientists agree on being accurate, it’s a bit of a moot point. That said, we do know from physics that energy is neither created nor destroyed, it merely changes form. That is a scientifically proven point!

Hmmm—so from this one perspective alone then a thought IS already a thing…..

But—- can that thought energy be manipulated and used to bring what’s in your mind to life?

HOLY MOLY—-That is the real question– isn’t it?

Well, you only need to look around you for your answer!

Every single piece of clothing you’re wearing right now, every piece of jewelry, the house you’re standing in, the car in your driveway, all of it, every last thing started out as a thought in someone’s head yet now as you glance around you it’s a real thing in real life.

These thoughts have already become things, right?

But the thoughts become things crowd aren’t really using the statement in this way are they? They’re saying that any thought held for long enough in your mind must, by law, become that thing in reality.

“Think enough about earning a million dollars and it’s yours”.

That’s what we tend to hear…

It is true???—— trust me—there is more to it than this.

If it were as simple as we’ve been told—- then 16 year old boys would be the happiest people on earth.

You’re gonna love this—

Ok—Just ask your average hot-blooded 16 year old boy what they’re thinking about and if they’re honest enough to answer they’ll tell you that they’re thinking of— girls, girls, girls.

Doesn’t matter where they are, what they’re doing or who they’re with, they’ve got girls on their mind in some way, shape or form. Anybody who’s been around 16 year old boys—knows that to be true!

Now—using the law of –“thoughts becoming things” — the likelihood of this young boy achieving his goal of manifesting at least one girl into his room is pretty high.

After all, he’s thinking about them all the time, he’s certainly desirous of having his girl–ooops— I mean goal—- come to life and his thoughts are so consistent and intense that he should practically be able to materialize a girl in front of him right now….just like a genie!

Yet that doesn’t quite happen does it?

Not for this teenage boy, not for the house you want or the car, the relationship  or the money either.

Here’s why.

Thoughts DON’T become things.

Thoughts CAN become things.

Are you just a bit confused?

Don’t be– it’s pretty simple to understand.

It means this; just because you think about a thing, it doesn’t mean it will appear in your life. You think thousands of thoughts a day yet you don’t see them all magically appear around you– do you? In fact, most of the things you think about don’t show up in your life at all.

But—- they could.

Ok—here we go—are you ready for the answer????

If you had the EMOTION and then took the ACTION required to turn a thought into a thing you could take any thought and bring it to life.

The best way to understand what I’m talking about is this.

Just because you bought all the ingredients for a chocolate cake, doesn’t mean you’ll be eating cake for dessert tonight does it?

There are things you have to do to take the yummy pile of ingredients on your kitchen counter to turn them into a scrumptious dessert or they’ll simply remain ingredients won’t they?

You have to weigh, measure, mix and cook them in just a certain way before they make the transformation from ingredients to the end result of your intention—- a deeeeelicious chocolate cake don’t you?

It doesn’t matter how much you think of the cake, how positive you are, how good you feel or anything else you may have read about bending the Universe to your will, the truth is, if you want to be eating cake after dinner tonight, you have to DO something to those ingredients.

Thinking alone just won’t cut it.

So back to — turning your thoughts into things.

The great news is that it’s a pretty friggin simple process to make the transformation .

It looks like this:

Thoughts ==>Feelings ==> Emotions ==> Actions ==> Results (Things)

Let me explain it a little more. This is six-year old simple—and I like simple.

Thoughts when held long enough create feelings of some kind.

Feelings held long enough become emotions.

Emotions when intensified enough drive us to take certain actions.

Actions create reactions or, what we would call results or ‘things’.

VOILA!

Nothing too mind-shattering there. Hardly rocket science is it?

Yet —do NOT let the simplicity of this success ‘recipe’ fool you.

It is the most powerful thing you’ll ever learn in your lifetime. It’ll bring you anything you want!

Here’s how.

1. Think about the thing you desire –and BE SPECIFIC.  Remind yourself about how serious you are about having it come to life by writing it down on a card or piece of paper, carrying that card with you everywhere you go.

2. Strengthen those thoughts by paying attention to how you feel about the goals. Make yourself positive, optimistic and truly excited by getting it. If you do not feel good about the goal—then it is the wrong goal!! This is a major point to pay attention to!

*** Remind yourself as often as possible that it’s not a matter of IF you will achieve your goal or not, but WHEN.

3. Strengthen your feeling about the goal by becoming truly passionate about having it come true in your life. Add as much emotion to the thoughts as you possibly can by listening to uplifting music, dancing, laughing and engaging in other positive experiences while thinking about it. Take NO MORE than 5 minutes a day—to visualize your goal—and see yourself IN the picture—and then ADD the feelings…lots of feelings…..and remember it needs to feel really really good—I mean luscious, yummy good—the kind of feelings that automatically bring a smile to your face.

4. Use the feelings and passion for your specific goal to motivate you into taking at least one small action toward it every day without fail. Come on now—one small action—towards that which you so deeply desire—is way not too much to ask!

It doesn’t get any simpler than that, does it?

Now here’ s the thing— you could just jump straight into the final step of taking action, like a lot of people do, but you really gotta —I mean really gotta—have the emotion and feeling to fuel you to keep moving forward…….consistently.

So—how about some chocolate cake tonight?????

Oh yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Gail

 

 

 

 

Hello and Happy Friday!

All day long—–you are seduced—–yes—-all —-and I do mean all—-day long——

YIKES—into what —you ask???

I mean really——-I don’t know about you—but if I ‘m being seduced—-I’d  seriously like to know exactly what I am allowing myself to be seduced into!

You have one massive seduction mechanism.

The power of your thoughts—-the suggestions you are giving to your self—-all day long—- seemingly—-so  innocently seduce you into believing them. The thing is—YOU fully allow it to happen—over and over and over.

Now that is one seduction I want to be in charge of!! NO question about that.

Richard Bach says:

“Argue for your limitations and sure enough they’re yours!’

How often do YOU do that? How often do you speak about your limitations?? How often do you convince yourself—and rationalize  that you are not actually really arguing for your limitations—but rather just stating what is??

IS THAT– THEN– WHAT YOU WANT????????

How often are you literally seducing yourself into believing them????

Do you find yourself saying “seemingly” innocuous things such as… I never have, I can’t, I never do, now is not the right time and maybe it will never be the right time, I haven’t done that before, it will be hard, I’m too old, I’m too young, there’s no time for me, I’m not smart enough,  my kids are too young  or too old, I’m always tired at the end of the week/day, this always happens to me, the economy is holding me back,  maybe I’m meant to be alone, finding a good guy/girl is soooooo hard, bad things keep happening to me, it’s just part of getting old or of being young, I never have enough money, I always attract, that is too expensive, I can’t go on vacation now, I’m just not good at……..etc…etc………..Ughhhhhhhhhhhhh…..

Here’s the thing—you can always find people that will agree with you and maybe even form support groups around it…BUT is that what you really really really want?

Do you really want to be in that place of “arguing for your limitations’??????

Open the door today….. invite your limitations to take a friggin flying leap out the door..and ask yourself…

What if that weren’t true?

Be in charge of your own seduction….Mmmmm……isn’t just the very thought of that freeing????

Now— that —IS  something to think about.

Gail 🙂