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Create the Life of Your Dreams – part 2 March 6, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Magick & Mystery, Mindfulness.
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Now, where were we?  Right . . . you were on the couch, throwing a pity party for yourself.  

Spirit, having found a perfect opportunity for you to live and write at the beach, was desperately trying to get your attention in order to share this important bit of  information.

Alas, you were off-line.

Eventually, unable to maneuver through the waves of negative energy you were creating, Spirit gave up and whispered in my ear

What about being a ghostwriter on the Gulf Coast of Florida?  Steven Spielberg needs someone to help him write his autobiography . . .

As soon as that “thought” popped into my head, I stopped meditating and hopped onto the internet to search for ghostwriter positions on the Gulf Coast of Florida. 

BINGO!

Now, I’m sitting under a palm tree, sipping a pina colada, and you’re not.

* * * * *

So, what went wrong?  How did I end up getting exactly what you wanted, while you ended up exactly where you started ~ sitting on the couch feeling sorry for yourself?

You’ve heard that expression about being in the right place at the right time, right?    

Well, it’s something like that . . .

In the spiritual world, the right place is always HERE and the right time is always NOW. 

If you need a reminder (in order to make sure that you are in the right place at the right time next time Spirit comes a-calling),  just remember three simple words: 

Be Here Now.

Stay in the moment ~ this moment.  Be present.  Don’t dwell on “what was,” or worry about “what will be.” 

Stop fussing and fuming about the “what is” ~ it is, what it is. 

Instead of shaking your fist at the sky, in a futile  attempt to stop the rain from falling, practice acceptance.  

Be thankful for what you have.  When you accept and embrace what you have, you create positive energy ~ a magnet which moves you in the direction of your dreams.

Remain alert, curious, and open to possibilities.  If you are relaxed, Spirit will easily get your attention and direct it where it needs to be when it needs to be there. 

Caveat:  it may not happen as easily as the example I’ve used ~ instead there may be a series of stepping stones which you need to follow before you end up on the beach under that swaying palm. 

Perhaps your attention will be directed to an advertisement in the paper for a job that’s perfect for you.  Or maybe you’ll stumble across a book that you need to read, or a show that you need to watch, in order to learn something that you need to know. 

Maybe you’ll meet someone at a party, or in the grocery store, and Spirit will whisper ~ talk to them, they have something you need to hear. 

If you:

Remain alert, curious, positive, and open to possibility.

Keep bringing yourself back to the present moment.

Learn to accept the “what is.”

Then you will always be in the right place at the right time to LISTEN to your inner wisdom and hear what is being offered.

Quote:  We are here, and it is now.  What else is there?  ~ Kobi Yamada

No rules.  Just write!

Create the Life of Your Dreams March 6, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Magick & Mystery, Mindfulness.
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You are the only expert on your life: 

You are unique.  There’s no one else like you. 
Recognize that individuality in everything you do. 
What you need to be happy is for you alone to decide. 
No one else has sufficient perspective on how you feel inside. ~ Do What You Will (nrhatch) 

As the only expert on your life, you know what’s working, and what is falling short of the bar.   If you don’t, it’s because you aren’t paying attention to the winks, whispers, and nudges of your Spirit . . . LISTEN.

That’s better. 

Now that you see where you are, and where you want to be, how do you get from here to there . . . without exhausting yourself in the process? 

Let the Universe do the heavy lifting for you. 

Visualize what you want and where you want to be ~ as if you already have attained the object of your desire.  

To clarify, don’t sit and visualize wanting to go to the beach ~ that desire will just create suffering.  

Close your eyes and SEE yourself sitting under a swaying palm tree while sipping on a pina colada. 

Listen to the breeze blowing through the fronds. 

Watch the turquoise water as it tickles your toes. 

Aahhh . . . BLISS! 

Great.  Now the Universe sees clearly what it is that you are after and can get to work on your behalf.   

* * * * *

While the Universe is exploring infinite possibilities on your behalf (in order to get you to that pristine beach as soon as possible), what should you be doing?

While waiting for the Universe to do its magic, you should focus on what you do like about your life. 

* An attitude of gratitude recharges your batteries with positive energy ~ filling you with enthusiasm.

* Embracing the positives in your life  acts as a powerful magnet . . . drawing other good things to you.

* Recharging your batteries allows you to take advantage of opportunities as they are presented ~ you’ll have the energy you need to move your ass off the couch and plant it under that palm tree.

* * * * *

While you are shoring up energy for your desired shore leave, the Universe is out there pounding the pavement on your behalf ~ and doing a much better job of it than you could ever do . . . because the Universe is part of the Spiritual Internet

Instead of physically pounding the pavement, or beating its head against the wall (as we are wont to do), the Universe lets spiritual impulses do the walking ~ eavesdropping on conversations until the right opportunity (the one that is perfect for your time and talents) presents itself.

And then Universe attempts to get in touch with you to draw your attention to where it needs to be so you can claim your Golden Ticket to Paradise.  

Sadly, you are off line. 

Having grown impatient with the apparent lack of progress, you’ve tossed your remote on the couch and descended into a negative spiral of energy draining thoughts, such as:  Why can’t I ever get what I want? 

Spirit gets a busy signal and quickly realizes the problem.  It attempts to get you back on line.  It urges you to pick up the remote and change the channel on those self defeating thoughts.

But you can’t hear Spirit, because you are listening to all the negative chatter swirling through your brain.  

You are focused on all the things that you don’t like about your past life, your present life, and your limited view of the future. 

Spirit shakes its head in frustration, and yells louder: 

I’ve got the perfect opportunity for you . . . Steven Spielberg wants a ghostwriter to assist him with his autobiography.  He wants . . .

Laughing at your precarious state of mind, your inner critic chimes in (and further drains your energy) by telling you that you don’t deserve to sip that pina colada under a palm tree anyway . . . because you are a LOSER. 

Predictably, you fall back on habitual patterns: listening to your inner critic, instead of tuning him out to listen to Spirit.

Spirit sighs . . . another opportunity lost. 

To Be Continued in Part 2

An Attitude of Gratitude March 6, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Mindfulness.
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Mickey-Ta-DaaaLife is a gift filled with everyday blessings.

When we count our blessings . . . everyday . . . that attitude of gratitude put us in the right frame of mind to enjoy all that life has to offer.

Be thankful for what you have.  As long as you have everything you need in this moment, you have everything you need.

This moment is all that matters.  The past has passed, and the future you are worried about may never arrive.

Let past hurts go.  They are just images in your mind.  Don’t hang on to the negative energy attached to those images.  Just take the lessons you learned and let the rest go.

Allow yourself the freedom to enjoy what life has to offer ~ right here, right now.

Trust that the future will unfold in exactly the right way at exactly the right moment in time.  Revel in the uncertainty.

Be spontaneous.  Be childlike.  Exude alertness and curiosity and wonder.  Follow the pure impulses of your spirit.

Look for the laughter in life.   There is always something to be happy about.  There is always something to be unhappy about.

You can focus on what is working, and be happier.  Or you can focus on what isn’t working, and rob yourself of happiness.

It’s your choice.

Happiness requires that we enjoy what we have, not that we have all we want.

No rules.  Just write!