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Manifesting Desires and Dreams

Author: admin, February 19, 2010
  • Set your intention positively
  • Put it “out there” to the Universe
  • Don’t absorb the fears/concerns of others – what is your truth, what is right for you?
  • Clear your own fears and doubts about your ability to deliver your desire
  • Clear any fear you may have about receiving your desire
  • Ensure you 100% believe you deserve your desire and that it fits with your sense of yourself
  • Expect to receive your desire
  • As you think about your desire, imagine what it will be like when you receive it, what it will feel like, look like, sound like and what it will deliver in your life.  The more you “experience” the sensation of achieving your desire, the more you are attracting it into your life. 
  • Demonstrate your faith in your desire
  • Identify and do all the actions you can to deliver the desire, and in doing so, allow your creativity to flourish without judgment.
  • Trust your intuition – if it feels right in your gut, then it is right.
  • Relax and allow the Universe to do it’s “bit”
  • Keep the faith
  • Keep your eyes open – opportunities can present themselves in very unusual ways
  • Receive graciously and be grateful
  • Give joyful thanks all the time.

How to Fight Negativity

Author: admin, February 19, 2010
  • Stop listening to the “external” negativity and making it your own or applying it to your situation
  • The definition of crazy is; “doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome”.  If something you’re doing isn’t working in the current environment, change it or do something completely different.
  • If you are worrying or fearful, then it’s impossible to be creative or identify options or solutions. 
  • Try this:  Imagine there is a movie screen in front of you and see you on the movie screen doing what you are doing, i.e. worrying or generally feeling stuck and fearful.  As you watch the movie of you, ask yourself, what that you in the movie could do differently.  Then observe that you in the movie doing the “different thing(s)” and see what happens, how do the feelings change?  Then test the option(s) for real and feel the difference. 
  • Fear tends to feel like we have no options or choices which isn’t true – we always have choices.  When we “detach” or “stand back from something”, clarity comes.
  • When you worry, ask yourself, are you in the present/now or future?  Usually people answer that they are “in the future”.  Therefore, when you worry you are imagining negative things happening in the future, and what is really crazy about that, is that you actually respond and act on those imaginings!  STOP!  Fear is not real – it’s imagined!  Come back to the present and ask yourself; what do I need to do right now?
  • Identify what you have control of in your life, we have no control over our Government or our Banks, but we do have control over ourselves, our wellbeing, our thinking, our choices and our actions.  So what are your choices and what can you do?
  • Do an internal stock-take of your abilities and talents
  • Appreciate those abilities and talents and notice when you use them and their impact on people and situations
  • Give thanks all the time for all the great things in your life (and if your now saying, “there’s no great things” – Look harder!)
  • Start to notice the gifts you receive on a daily basis – it could be a friendly smile, a car stopping to let you cross the road, a compliment or someone makes you laugh…………..  These are the simple gifts that we can forget the notice.  Noticing them changes our perception of our environment
  • Stay in the now.  This can be a challenge so to help you, try this:  See what you see around your right now, hear what you hear around you right now and feel what you feel right now.  This little exercise brings you back to the now. 

Do these things for a while and I guarantee your focus of attention will become more positive and life will get better incrementally. You’ll become more open to seeing your opportunities.

Focus & Rhythm

Author: admin, February 2, 2010

Many events have happened in my life that have inspired and changed me.  I’ve experienced the power of creativity and how I can always learn something new if I chose too.  The following are some of those stories.

Focus & Rhythm

In August 2009 my partner Paul and I went to Arizona, USA for a holiday.  Arizona is a very special place for us and every time we go, we come back renewed by the experience.   We particularly enjoy Monument Valley, Az and Valley of the Gods which is just across the border in Utah.  Beside Valley of the Gods is the Gooseneck canyon which we decided to walk one morning. The path was an old miner’s path dug out of the side of the canyon.  We were told it’s about a two and a half hour walk to the bottom.  Initially we were only going to walk down half way because after that the path got narrower and steeper in places.  The half way point was easily identified by a big flat rock jutting out over the canyon.


The Trail

Looking down at the river below and having walked this far without any trouble made us want to go to the bottom so off we set with Paul leading the way at a very easy pace.  At first it was ok but then the path did get steep and narrower, about 2 feet wide with the wall of the canyon on one side and a drop to the river on the other.

My mind started to race and imagine all sorts of horrible things, like “what if I slip, what if Paul falls how will I find help, how will I get him back up the mountain” etc (the canyon was in the middle of nowhere and it took a while to find the trail head – I didn’t know my way back to where we were staying and there wasn’t a house or town for at least a 30 minute drive).  My eye kept being drawn to the river and I felt like was leaning towards it, this made me stumble and get more fearful.  I was driving myself nuts!  Paul tried to distract me by chatting.  Every time Paul suggested we go back, I said “no, lets go a bit further”.  After about two hours, I looked up as we turned a corner and saw this really narrow path ahead that meandered down to the river and I just sat down and said “I’m not walking that”!  We were only 15 minutes from the bottom but I couldn’t face that path so I encouraged Paul to go to the bottom and get the photo!!


The Gooseneck, Utah, USA

Off he went and I sat watching him and then it dawned on me as I watched how he walked, head bowed, focused on the path, walking in a very steady rhythm, one foot firmly placed in front of the other that I had to see how he did that – his focus and rhythm.  He didn’t look ahead for danger, he didn’t stumble he just put one foot in front of the other in a very steady rhythm.

I looked back at the path I’d just walked and realized it was the same width as was ahead and I realized I’d let my fears cripple me.  I’d visualized a horrible future instead of focusing on the present and getting on with the job.

As we walked up,  I controlled my mind with the mantra, focus and rhythm.  I just watched Paul’s feet and kept that pace and focus, I never stumbled once, it was an exhilarating walk back up that canyon and even though I didn’t go to the bottom, I was very close, I had to stop to get my lesson – focus and rhythm.

I realized it’s the same mantra required in every project – stay in the now, know what you need to do and do it with focus and rhythm.