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Monday, March 31, 2008

Happy As You Want To Be!

Almost everyone has heard the hit single 'Don't Worry, Be Happy' by Bobby McFerrin. The song has a very catchy way of conveying its message of being happy to everyone. Bobby Mcferin's simple message surely made a lot of people think by telling them not to worry.

Living a happy, resilient and optimistic life is wonderful, and is also good for your health. Being happy actually protects you from the stresses of life. Stress is linked to top causes of death such as heart disease, cancer and stroke.

One of the better things ever said is - 'The only thing in life that will always remain the same is change', and in our life we have the power to make the necessary changes if we want to. Even if we find ourselves in an unbearable situation we can always find solace in the knowledge that it too would change.

Social networks or relationships are essential to happiness. People are different, accept people for who or what they are, avoid clashes, constant arguments, and let go of all kinds of resentments. If arguments seem unavoidable still try and make an effort to understand the situation and you might just get along with well, everyone.

Happiness is actually found in everyone, increasing it is a way to make a life more wonderful and also more healthy.

To be happy is relatively easy, just decide to be a happy person. Abraham Lincoln observed that most people for most of the time can choose how happy or stressed, how relaxed or troubled, how bright or dull their outlook to be. The choice is simple really, choose to be happy.

There are several ways by which you can do this. Being grateful is a great attitude. We have so much to be thankful for. Thank the taxi driver for bringing you home safely, thank the cook for a wonderful dinner and thank the guy who cleans your windows. Also thank the mailman for bringing you your mail, thank the policeman for making your place safe and thank God for being alive.

News is stressful. Get less of it. Some people just can't start their day without their daily dose of news. Try and think about it, 99% of the news we hear or read is bad news. Starting the day with bad news does not seem to be a sensible thing to do.

A religious connection is also recommended. Being part of a religious group with its singing, sacraments, chanting, prayers and meditations foster inner peace.

Manage your time. Time is invaluable and too important to waste. Time management can be viewed as a list of rules that involves scheduling, setting goals, planning, creating lists of things to do and prioritizing. These are the core basics of time management that should be understood to develop an efficient personal time management skill. These basic skills can be fine tuned further to include the finer points of each skill that can give you that extra reserve to make the results you desire.

Laugh and laugh heartily everyday. Heard a good joke? Tell your friends or family about it. As they also say -'Laughter is the best medicine'. Express your feelings, affections, friendship and passion to people around you. They will most likely reciprocate your actions. Try not to keep pent up anger of frustrations, this is bad for your health. Instead find ways of expressing them in a way that will not cause more injury or hurt to anyone. Working hard brings tremendous personal satisfaction. It gives a feeling of being competent in finishing our tasks.

Accomplishments are necessary for all of us, they give us a sense of value. Work on things that you feel worthy of your time. Learning is a joyful exercise. Try and learn something new everyday. Learning also makes us expand and broaden our horizons. And could also give us more opportunities in the future.

Run, jog, walk and do other things that your body was made for. Feel alive. Avoid exposure to negative elements like loud noises, toxins and hazardous places.

These are the few simple things you can do everyday to be happy.

And always remember the quote from Abraham Lincoln, he says that, "Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."

Impossible is just a word!

Everyone, at some point of his or her life, has dreamed of being somebody special, somebody big. Who hasn't fantasized about being the one who hits the game-winning homer? Who hasn't dreamed of being the homecoming queen? And how many times have we dreamed of being rich, or successful, or happy with our relationships?

Often, we dream big dreams and have great aspirations. Unfortunately, our dreams remain just that – dreams. And our aspirations easily collect dust in our attic.

This is a sad turn of events in our life. Instead of experiencing exciting adventures in self actualization, we get caught up in the humdrum of living from day-to-day just barely existing. But you know what? Life could be so much better, if only we learned to aim higher.

The most common problem to setting goals is the word impossible. Most people get hung up thinking I can't do this. It's too hard. It's too impossible. No one can do this.

However, if everyone thought that, there would be no inventions, no innovations, and no breakthroughs in human accomplishment.

Remember that scientists were baffled when they took a look at the humble bumblebee. Theoretically, they said, it was impossible for the bumblebee to fly. Unfortunately for the bumble, bee no one has told it so. So fly it does.

On the other hand, some people suffer from dreaming totally outrageous dreams and not acting on them. The result? Broken dreams, and tattered aspirations.

If you limit yourself with self-doubt, and self-limiting assumptions, you will never be able to break past what you deem impossible. If you reach too far out into the sky without working towards your goal, you will find yourself clinging on to the impossible dream.

Try this exercise. Take a piece of paper and write down some goals in your life. Under one header, list down things ‘you know you can do’. Under another header, write the things ‘you might be able to do.’ And under one more, list the things that that are ‘impossible for you to do.’Now look at all the headers strive every day to accomplish the goals that are under things ‘you know you can do’. Check them when you are able to accomplish them. As you slowly are able to check all of your goals under that heading, try accomplishing the goals under the other header-the one that reads ‘you might be able to do.’

As the items you wrote under things I could do are accomplished, you can move the goals that are under things that are ‘impossible for you to do’ to the list of things ‘you might be able to do.’ As you iterate through this process, you will find out that the goals you thought were impossible become easier to accomplish. And the impossible begin to seem possible after all.

You see, the technique here is not to limit your imagination. It is to aim high, and start working towards that goal little by little. However, it also is unwise to set a goal that is truly unrealistic. Those who just dream towards a goal without working hard end up disappointed and disillusioned.

On the other hand, if you told someone a hundred years ago that it was possible for man to be on the moon, they would have laughed at you. If you had told them that you could send mail from here to the other side of the world in a few seconds, they would say you were out of your mind. But, through sheer desire and perseverance, these impossible dreams are now realities.

Thomas Edison once said that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Nothing could be truer. For one to accomplish his or her dreams, there has to be had work and discipline. But take note that that 1% has to be a think-big dream, and not some easily accomplished one.

Ask any gym rat and he or she will tell you that there can be no gains unless you are put out of your comfort zone. Remember the saying, “No pain, no gain”? That is as true as it can be.

So dream on, friend! Don’t get caught up with your perceived limitations. Think big and work hard to attain those dreams. As you step up the ladder of progress, you will just about find out that the impossible has just become a little bit more possible.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Enjoy Your Life: Change Your Point of View

"Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud, and one sees the stars."- Frederick Langbridge

A Cluster of Quiet Thoughts. If you’ve placed second in a writing contest, will you jump for joy and push for better results the next time or will you be discouraged and find an excuse not to join again?

In life, you are always filled with choices. You may opt to have a pessimist’s view and live a self-defeated life or you may decide to take the optimist’s route and take a challenging and fulfilling life.

So why nurture an optimist’s point of view? And why now?

Well, optimism has been linked to positive mood and good morale; to academic, athletic, military, occupational and political success; to popularity; to good health and even to long life and freedom from trauma.

On the other hand, the rates of depression and pessimism have never been higher. It affects middle-aged adults the same way it hits younger people. The mean age of onset has gone from 30 to 15. It is no longer a middle-aged housewife’s disorder but also a teenager’s disorder as well.

Here’s how optimists are in action and researches that back up why it really pays to be an optimist:

Optimists expect the best

The defining characteristic of pessimists is that they tend to believe bad events, which will last a long time and undermine everything they do, are their own fault.

The truth is optimists are confronted with the same hard knocks of this world. What differs is the way they explain their misfortune---it’s the opposite way. They tend to believe defeat is just a temporary setback, that its causes are confined to this one case.

Optimists tend to focus on and plan for the 'problem' at hand. They use 'positive reinterpretation.' In other words, they most likely reinterpret a negative experience in a way that helps them learn and grow. Such people are unfazed by bad situation, they perceive it is a challenge and try harder.

They won’t say “things will never get better,” “If I failed once, it will happen again” and “If I experience misfortune in one part of my life, then it will happen in my whole life.”

Positive expectancies of optimists also predict better reactions during transitions to new environments, sudden tragedies and unlikely turn of events. If they fall, they will stand up. They see opportunities instead of obstacles.

People respond positively to optimists

Optimists are proactive and less dependent on others for their happiness. They find no need to control or manipulate people. They usually draw people towards them. Their optimistic view of the world can be contagious and influence those they are with.

Optimism seems a socially desirable trait in all communities. Those who share optimism are generally accepted while those who spread gloom, panic and hysteria are treated unfavorably.
In life, these people often win elections; get voted most congenial and sought for advice.

When the going gets tough, optimists get tougher

Optimists typically maintain higher levels of subjective well-being during times of stress than do people who are less optimistic. In contrast, pessimists are likely to react to stressful events by denying that they exist or by avoiding dealing with problems. Pessimists are more likely to quit trying when difficulties arise.

They persevere. They just don’t give up easily, they are also known for their patience. Inching their way a step closer to that goal or elusive dream.

Optimists are healthier and live longer

Medical research has justified that simple pleasures and a positive outlook can cause a measurable increase in the body's ability to fight disease.

Optimists’ health is unusually good. They age well, much freer than most people from the usual physical ills of middle age. And they get to outlive those prone to negative thoughts.

So why not be an optimist today? And think positively towards a more fulfilled life.

Why not look forward to success in all your endeavors? Why not be resilient? Like everybody else you are bound to hit lows sometimes but don’t just stay there. Carry yourself out of the mud and improve your chances of getting back on the right track. And why not inspire others to remove their dark-colored glasses and see life in the bright side?

Are You Relationship Ready?

So, you want to fall in love? You are certainly old enough and moving well along your chosen career path. Many of your friends are either married or in committed relationships. You have grown weary of the singles scene and the solitary life.

Therefore, you must be ready, right? Not necessarily. So what is relationship readiness anyway? Exactly what it says. You are adequately capable of handling the commitment and challenges that a healthy, intimate relationship requires. How do you know if you are ready? What are the characteristics you need to have or acquire in order to be ready for true love? There are four primary areas that you should explore in order to assess your present state of readiness.

1. Take an inventory of past traumas and related major issues. You should mentally review these and honestly look at how well you have already addressed and resolved them. As you work through each, ask yourself, "Is this impacting me negatively in my present life." Also explore with yourself the possibility that the issue could become problematic once you have entered into an intimate relationship. If you believe that there are things you have not yet adequately dealt with, you need to go to work on these. If you are unsure, then they bear closer examination. Consider utilizing resources such as therapy or joining a support group. An example of such issues can include, but not be limited to; emotional, physical or sexual abuse in childhood, parents' divorce, loss of a parent or other loved one, or a past abusive or dysfunctional love relationship.

2. How's your self-awareness and self-esteem? If you do not possess adequate self knowledge and a positive sense of self; an intimate relationship will be difficult or impossible to sustain. For instance, do you know yourself well enough to answer the following? Can you state your most deeply held values? Do you know what you can't live with or without in a relationship? Do you have a good grasp of your life goals? Do you know your own strengths and weaknesses? Now, do a quick assessment of your self-esteem. How do you see yourself? How do others see you? Remember you present different selves: at work with family with friends in gatherings with acquaintances. If your answers tell you that you have difficulty accepting and liking yourself, or if others frequently respond negatively to you in your interactions with them, then this is an area you should begin work on. Self-love is at the foundation of all healthy relationships.

3. Are your past relationships really in the past? If we don't get adequate closure on painful experiences/issues from past relationships, we are at risk of bringing them into present and future relationships in order to relive and resolve them.
Therefore, it's important to know that you have dealt adequately with any significant hurt or loss and have learned from any dysfunctional dynamics you may have contributed to. If you find yourself slipping into unhealthy patterns in your thoughts or behaviors as they relate to others; stop, identify, and then deal with that leftover issue.

4. Do you know what you want from a relationship? We enter into relationships for many different reasons and with many different expectations. Knowing what yours are will help you to determine if this is the right relationship for you. Too often we "choose" someone using an unconscious level of thought as our primary input. It is there that we hold our deepest unmet needs, fears and desires. Unfortunately, there is often a chasm between our conscious and unconscious selves that keeps this information "hidden" from our rational and thinking side.

Therefore, it is very important to examine all of your feeling and needs regarding any future relationship. Honestly look at what you must have and cannot live without. You must know what you want and need from a future partner in order to choose the right one for you.

Now, spend some time exploring these four important areas before you enter into a serious romantic relationship. By doing so, you will be helping to ensure that your new relationship will be a healthy and lasting one.

Do you want to be RIGHT or HAPPY????

This is a blog I posted back in December 2006 and thought it could still be posted here today because I still stand by it, but please remember that these are my opinions and you certainly do not have to agree with them....

If I take a long hard look at past relationships I’ve had, then that question is not all that difficult to figure out. I personally thing most failed relationships stem from people wanting to be right instead of wanting to be happy. Let’s face it, the majority of us are always trying to be the one who has the last say in an argument and half the time the argument is over something rather pathetic and small. I am talking from experience here, I always wanted the last word and I was always right – newsflash – half the time I wasn’t right, but that wasn’t going to stop me and I’m sure many of you are the same. But I have learnt that always being right didn’t make me a happier person, in fact it made me more miserable and I can’t tell you how many relationships went out of the window because of this. I have learnt that each and every person is different, we are all unique and not to mention the most important of all – men and women are different and that’s a fact so Build a bridge and get over it. Once we learn how to deal with and accept our differences the happier we will be. Yes, we can compromise certain aspects for each other but not at the expense of our being who we truly are.

I’d like to share with the women out there what I have learnt when it comes to having a healthy relationship with a man. I will even tell you all the things I did wrong, some of you may see yourselves doing the wrong things I did. Lets face it men are totally different to women. Men like to fart, burp, drink and be totally annoying at times, most of them like their space and that means spending time with their friends – the boys, and last but not least the famous toilet seat saga that never ends.

We’ll start with the drinking, when my partner would start drinking it wasn’t long before I was picking him out for being too loud or for just being a total embarrassment and just a certain look I would give was warning enough that I was becoming irritated and just that would get him building up for the fight that was about to happen. How many of us give the guys a hard time when they start to have a few drinks – most of us, because we are embarrassed perhaps by their behaviour or things they say. Well I have now learnt to just leave them alone when they have a few drinks, now I just laugh at them and guess what, now they don’t get aggressive, there is no fighting and they pass out a lot quicker to sleep it off, but don’t get me wrong if they are getting aggressive or abusive while drinking then it’s time to kick them to the curb, but I have not had that problem since I’ve just left them to drink, if they go out with the boys and come home totally intoxicated don’t give them a mouthful, it won’t do any good anyway because it will just escalate into a fight and who needs that just before you want to go to sleep, rather let him just sleep it off (on the couch that is) and be thankful that he is home and in one piece, again don’t get me wrong but in order for him to go out with the boys there needs to be that trust between you and if you know he will remain faithful to you then you’ve got nothing to worry about but if he has been unfaithful in the past it is a little more difficult to want to allow him to go with the boys, but if he has been unfaithful in the past, what the hell are you thinking girl, what the heck are you doing with him still??? You deserve so much better than a man who cheats on you.

Now the farting and burping I think they do that just to get a reaction out of us and normally we give them the exact reaction they are looking for, now I turn it around on them, if they fart, I acknowledge it and say to them ‘bet your next fart won’t be as loud or something like, I’ve heard you do better ones than that’ it certainly does turn the tables on them and it can be quite funny too sometimes because they really don’t expect that kind of a reaction.
Now for the toilet seat – really girls, let it go – that’s one battle you will never win but lets turn the tables now, men don’t bitch and moan when they have to go in and lift the seat, we certainly don’t lift the seat after we’ve been, knowing full well that they’ll probably be the next one to use the toilet before we have to return there, personally I find the whole toilet seat thing to be trivial and of no importance, there are far more important things in life than the toilet seat. I admit I was also guilty when it came to this topic, I would walk into the bathroom, see the toilet seat up and practically slam it down so that he heard it and got the message, but it didn’t do any good and I had to replace a toilet seat as well – but only once.

I have also learnt that if you have a problem with something your guy has done, don’t ever pick him out in front of others whether they’re his friends, co-workers or whoever, wait until you are alone and talk it out and never belittle him in front of others even if it seems to be a harmless joke to you, that’s a sure fire way to lose him because as much as they like to joke that we have a memory like an elephant, their memories aren’t as bad as they make out, they remember, but the difference is when they remember they add all the memories together and when they do explode watch out.

I used to get into a fight or argument and my tone of voice would kind of raise, guess what, that doesn’t work either, screaming and shouting is a waste of energy and nothing is solved by getting into a screaming match. I’ve discovered that if you sit down and talk things out quietly and rationally, that way maintaining your dignity, you get a lot further with them and things between you do actually start to improve. I have discovered that if you show a man respect without compromising your dignity when sorting out a problem they have and show you lot more respect and you are both far happier people, so you see being right all the time is not the way to being happy. Decide whether you want to be - right or happy!!!!!!


The greatest tests are the ones we view as stupid
We forget to tell those who are important to us just how much we care.
We forget that every cloud has a silver lining.
We view our problems as though they can never be solved.
We forget that there is always a tomorrow.
We hold onto the past like it can help us through today.
We see challenges as a trial, forgetting that trials are what give us character.
We forget to smile, laugh and be happy.
Life is a wonderful gift, how we accept things in life depends on how we see ourselves.
Life is wonderful, we meet wonderful people, have great friendships, share wonderful secrets and moments and get to be loved, and to love.
Do not take life for granted.
May yours be filled with love and happiness ALWAYS !!!

Create a Plan Now to Get What You Want!

To really achieve your goals, you need to create a plan so you can keep yourself on track.

Creating a plan, enables you to clearly see in your mind a solid image of exactly what you want.

Making a plan can be accomplished by doing just a few things. First, you can begin by writing down exactly what it is that you want to attain.

Then, you can sort your items by what's most important to what is the least important.
Numerous items may be on your list but, in order for you to make sure that you really can get to all of them, you must choose one of them.

Now that you have chosen the most important goal to start with, it's time to break it up into smaller tasks. Small tasks are a lot easier to manage and less intimidating.

Next, ask yourself how much time it will take to complete each task. Give yourself some extra time for unforeseen emergencies and errors in judgement.

Even though sudden changes may not occur, it's always good to have a concrete idea of how you would handle the worst situation if you had to. By knowing exactly what you could be encountering, will sooth any anxieties you may feel at first, or later on.

Give your plan a reality check by deciding if it has realistic goals and schedules. Consider what it's actually like to do each step that must be done, so you can complete any given goal.
A crucial part of planning is to define your objectives so you can successfully attain what you want. Objectives help you remember why you are doing a particular task and how very important it is in the final steps to really achieving your desired goal.

Creating a plan will help you to be a better person and achieve of all your goals and dreams

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Watch What You Say

Everything you say has an impact on others. I’ll never forget the time I was walking through the waiting room at the doctor's office; there was a patient sitting there, looking very unhappy. So I smiled at her as I walked by. On my way back through the waiting room 15 minutes later, she said to me, “thank you for that smile. It brightened my day.” A simple little thing, almost unconscious on my part, and yet it meant so much to her.

That was almost 3 years ago, and I remember it like it was yesterday. That smile changed both of us; it had a positive impact on her, and her reaction had a major impact on me. It made me realize how much we affect each other as we move through our individual lives. And most of the time we’re totally unaware of it.

I can still remember things said to me by teachers at school, and trust me I've been out of school for some time now, but we are wired in such a way that if similar things occur in our lives we go back to hearing what a teacher or someone else said to us. Thats just the way we are.

Words are very powerful. They can affect you long after they’ve been said. They can change the way you see yourself. Words can be bullets or shelters, rocks or loving arms. “I hate you.” “I’ll take care of it for you.” “You are so stupid.” “You’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”
These are simple statements, but each is full of potentially life-changing meaning. You only need to put yourself in the shoes of the listener to know how these words could impact your life. Just think, these kinds of things are spoken every second. With every syllable that comes out of your mouth, you literally have the power to greatly enhance another person’s self-perception, or destroy it.

Some people are seemingly oblivious to the power of their words. They spout and spew, apparently never stopping to consider what those words are doing to the listener. They feel justified in “telling it like it is.” I doubt that we are ever justified in purposely and thoughtlessly causing harm to another with what we say to them.

The absence of words can also have an affect. When someone does not reply to something you’ve said or asked, it is impossible to know what that lack of reply is really saying. Do they just consider what you’ve said to be totally unimportant? Are they too busy to reply?

When I was just starting out in the "real world", I emailed someone who had the same type of position and asked her questions about how she got started, and what was helpful for her in getting clients. I never did hear back from her. That made me think that she just didn’t want to bother with a “newbie.” She’d had the opportunity to help someone else, and possibly to further her own career by generating referrals, just by being helpful. But her lack of response made me decide that she was not someone I would recommend to others.

Be careful what you say. Think about the impact your words will have. Words change people’s lives.


Do You Make These "Law of Attraction" Blunders?
By Bob Doyle

Learning about the "law of attraction" can be one of the grandest blessings you can receive in your life. When you learn the true "cause" of your experience of reality, and that you can actually ALTER that reality in any way that you wish, it opens a door of Infinite Possibility!

After all, imagine that any level of wealth can be yours! Your life can be enriched with the most fulfilling relationships imaginable! You can spend your time doing only those things you love, and in return, experience abundance that seems impossible from the outside looking in!

However, too many people learn only the "basics" of the Law of Attraction, and as a result make 10 common mistakes that make it appear as though this universal law does not apply to them, and in fact gives them results completely OPPOSITE of what they desire.

Before going into these mistakes, let's review what the Law of Attraction actually is. It's deceptively simple: Energy attracts Like Energy.

Broken down a little more, this means that everything in this Universe (physical and non-physical) IS Energy that vibrates at various frequencies. And it is the nature of the vibrations of this Energy to "attract" themselves to vibrations of a similar frequency. In other words, one "cluster" of Energy attracts itself to other "clusters" of Energy in which it is in vibrational resonance.

This happens on both a very small and very large scale. For our purposes, we are talking about the very common idea that our "thoughts create our reality".

This simple statement leads to people making the following mistakes and assumptions, because while thought IS Energy, and it DOES attract, it's not always so straightforward.

How many of these mistakes apply to you?

1. Believing that "Positive Thinking" is enough to attract what you want.

The reality is that many people use various forms of positive thinking on a conscious level (such as affirmations), only to cancel out those thoughts on a subconscious level.

For example, telling yourself "I am lean, healthy, and energetic" when the mirror says something different, usually results in your subconscious saying, "No you're not!!". Further, this subconscious rebuttal is generally highly charged with emotion, and thus a very powerful attractor.

Therefore, if left unchecked, the use of affirmations can give you a very strong OPPOSITE result of those things you are affirming, because at a much stronger level of conviction, you are canceling the positive message with a negative one.

2. Asking yourself, "Well, where is it?"

People ARE impatient. When they learn about the Law of Attraction, they often have high hopes that they will simply make their lists of desires, cut out pictures, or in some other way design their reality, and then after a couple of days, weeks, or even months, they're looking around saying, "Well?? Where is it??".

The problem isn't that the Universe can't deliver quickly. The problem is that you were never REALLY vibrating in a place of trust that what your desires is yours. You are more "testing the theory", then becoming impatient when the Universe doesn't deliver on your time schedule.

What you may not realize realize is that from the beginning of the process, there has been resistance. There has been a lack of "allowing" in terms of how and when your desire will be fulfilled, which shows itself through your expression of impatience.

Which leads to mistake number 3:

3. Determining ahead of time, HOW and WHEN you will attract what you want.

The law of attraction works because and when you allow it to. The nature of the Universe is infinite. Our conscious minds are not. When we have a desire, we very often tend to "figure out" how the Universe is going to deliver - be it through our jobs, the lottery, or some other source in particular.

When you attach yourself to one particular outcome, you are cutting off an infinite (literally) number of other ways your desire can be attracted.

4. Allowing your emotions to be led by "external evidence".

This is where people tend to give up. Because their experience of reality is different than what they are trying to attract, they allow themselves to feel frustrated, which of course, only acts to attract more of what will frustrate them.

This all starts because there is, on some level, a basic lack of trust that the Law of Attraction actually has scientific basis. Because after all, if you have TOTAL trust/faith, then your vibration will reflect that and two things will happen: 1) Your desire will come to you as quickly as possible, and 2) You literally won't give external reality a second thought, because you'll realize that what you're looking at now is simply a result of what you've been attracting to that point, and that change is on the way provided you hold your NEW vibration consistently.

5. Not taking care of your limiting beliefs that run at a deeper level.

As mentioned earlier, you have a lifetime of limiting beliefs that have helped to create the reality that you are now trying to change. You have manifested everything around you based on these beliefs, and the feelings associated with those beliefs.

These beliefs run so deep, that you hardly consider them "beliefs". They occur to you as just "how things are". Further, these beliefs have very specific emotions attached to them, and chances are you can FEEL these emotions on some level every time one of these beliefs shows themselves.

How will this show up?

Let's suppose you're wanting to manifest a large amount of money. When you think about that, there might be a certain emotion that immediately comes up for you. This might be associated with a thought like, "I'll never be able to attract that. It's too much.". This might be connected to a feeling that you don't DESERVE that amount, or you might feel frustrated with the "bigness" of it.

Either way, these negative emotions are the very energy that is REPELLING what you want! When you learn to RELEASE those emotions, you clear the way for the Universe to deliver what you desire, whatever it is. But until and unless you eliminate the resistance, you will not be in vibrational alignment with what you desire, and thus you can NOT experience it!

There are several "releasing" methods available, such as "The Sedona Method", and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) that can quickly and easily eliminate these energetic blocks.

These are just 5 of the more common mistakes that "newbies" to the Law of Attraction make. There are several more that we list at our web site, where we also delve into how to reverse these mistakes so that the Law of Attraction can become a monumentally powerful force in your life! A free multimedia "Law of Attraction" seminar is also available at the Wealth Beyond Reason web site.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Having a Manifesting Mind Set

When you clear your limiting beliefs your vibration shifts radically and you are freed from the lower frequency energies and negative states those beliefs and their corresponding thoughts and feelings generate.

10 Ways To Raise Your Vibration
By Aine Belton

Below are some timeless tips that will help you raise your vibration to enhance your manifesting success and connect more to the radiant truth of your being and the bountiful nature of reality.
1. Take ResponsibilityAs James Allen says, "Circumstance does not make a man, it reveals him to himself'. The more you take responsibility for your life, the more you are able to change it. Responsibility is freedom and empowerment. Become conscious of the thoughts, feelings, beliefs and attitudes that are creating your world. Take responsibility for them and choose those that serve you and your world.
2. GratitudeGratitude opens your heart and connects you and aligns your vibration to that which you feel grateful for and as such attracts more of the same into your life. It is a way to give (in its appreciation) and receive (by the opening and expansion of that giving). The more you value and appreciate something, the more there will be to value and appreciate.
3. TrustTrust takes you towards happy desired outcomes in a magical, effortless way. Trust yourself and your power as a creator. Trust the universe and the gifts it wishes to bestow open you. Trust the doors that are opening and those that are closing. Relinquish control and allow yourself to be carried along the river of trust that will take you to your goals with grace and ease.
4. Suspend judgmentJudging others or yourself lowers and constricts your energy and separates you from love, truth and joy. It is a way of making yourself superior and above another by making them 'less than' or 'wrong'. It can be a way you deny your own self-judgments by projecting your guilt onto another. The more you love and accept yourself, the less you judge others. We all make mistakes. Seek to forgive, love and understand both the one you are tempted to judge and any potential shadows within you that they are reflecting.
5. MeditateMeditation allows a calm and balanced perspective to be reached and negativity to wash away and dissipate. It creates a gateway through which you can access higher states of consciousness and connect to the love and wisdom of your Higher Self. Meditation returns you to a place of clarity, truth and peace and allows your energy to clear, align, balance and recharge.
6. Honor your emotionsHonor your emotions and listen to what they are telling you about what's going on inside. If they are negative or uncomfortable what thoughts or beliefs are they pointing to that may need changing or aligning? Express and release your feelings rather than deny, repress, control or judge them. This doesn't mean wallowing in them or giving them undue attention if they do not serve you (i.e. nip that self-pity in the bud!), nor does it mean venting at someone inappropriately (writing a letter and burning it would be far 'cleaner'). Honour your emotions by accepting them and allowing them to be released.
7. Know you are lovedYou are loved totally and unconditionally by the source of creation. There is nothing you need do to win that love and nothing you can do to lose it. Becoming aware of this truth connects you to your inherent value, increases your sense of worth and deserving, heals pain of separation and loneliness and opens you to the love that is there for you in every moment.
8. Forgive yourself and othersForgiveness of self and others is the ultimate mind-body-soul detox. It liberates you from whole clusters of toxic emotions and sets you free from draining attachments. It can also set you free from feelings of guilt, shame and undeserving that block you from happiness and success. In forgiving another you are also forgiving yourself. It is an immensely powerful force for healing and transformation and a most gracious gift you can give yourself and another.
9. Have funFun will attract success into your life like iron filings to a magnet. It is the antidote to stress, struggle, tediousness and seriousness. When you are having fun you are open and sharing of who you are and ride on the current of spontaneity and joy. What brings you fun, happiness and joy? Commit to more of it in all areas of your life!
10. Love, Love, Love!Love yourself and others. There may be times this is easier than others, but make it your overriding intention. Love lies at the heart of all that you seek, and separation from it lies at the root of your troubles and pain. Let love be a guiding light in your life that will steer your ship through stormy waters back to the shore of truth, happiness and joy. We all love to love and be loved! It doesn't get better than that! It is the highest vibration there is. The more you love yourself and others, the happier, brighter and more successful your life will become.

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new
landscapes, but in having new eyes" - Marcel Proust

One of the important things to remember when applying the LOA is that there is no lack of anything, so many people feel guilty for wanting more money, but why, you don’t feel guilty for wanting oxygen do you – you don’t decide to stop breathing for a while so that someone else can have oxygen, so why feel bad for wanting more money. The same is true for money. Money is only a source of energy or currency; it isn't any different than anything else.

The only thing that is blocking you from orchestrating your dreams for yourself is your perceived limitations on what you think it can do. Your new soul-mate, your new business partner, your new friend, your new book or idea is ready and waiting for you, you just have to let it in by lining up to it vibrationally, and you do that by practicing thoughts about it and from it and feeling the feelings of already having it.....

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Green Tea & Weight Loss

Many people are now turning to inexpensive and natural green tea weight loss plans to help them in their weight control efforts. It is simple too. Green tea can be drunk like any other tea, usually without milk or sweeteners, or if you do not like the taste you can purchase green tea extract.

Research has shown that green tea helps to reduce weight by stimulating the body's thermo-genesis process, which increases the expenditure of energy and the oxidization of fat in the body. Many compounds found in plants have this effect. The special thing about green tea is that it does not increase the heart rate, and is therefore believed to be safer than diet pills such as ephedrine that also work by stimulating thermo-genesis.

A lot of people who are overweight have or are at risk of developing hypertension and other cardiovascular problems, so the fact that green tea does not put pressure on the heart makes it a good choice. Ephedrine is not usually recommended if you are in this group but green tea is considered a safe option. It means that you can gradually increase your exercise levels without increasing your risk of heart problems.

There are only two ways to lose weight: one way is by eating less (consuming fewer calories) and the other is by increasing expenditure of energy (using up more calories). Green tea works by increasing output and this can be by around 4%. Most scientists believe that this is caused by the high quantity of catechin that is in the tea and its extract.

Green tea has the added benefit of containing powerful antioxidants that may be beneficial to your health in many ways, strengthening the immune system and protecting against disease.

Keep in mind that green tea does contain caffeine so you should cut out coffee and other forms of tea while you are taking it. Decaffeinated green tea is not recommended because the chemical processes that are used to remove the caffeine may destroy the beneficial properties of the plant.

At the same time you will need to exercise control in what you eat. If you eat more to compensate for the calories that are burnt by the tea, you will not lose any weight. Keeping to the same calorific intake that you have now and taking green tea should result in gradual weight loss and better energy levels over a few weeks. You can of course increase the speed of this by reducing calorie consumption and/or increasing exercise.

Green tea is a simple, easy and inexpensive weight control aid that can easily be incorporated into any weight loss program. The choice of tea or extract offers something for everybody. Natural and safe, green tea weight loss should feature in your program if you want to keep the weight off permanently.

Friday, March 21, 2008

"Life With Woody" 10 inspirational quotes than can improve yourself

It might take a little coffee or probably a few rounds of beer or any other booze you could get your hands on when it comes to relaxing after a hard day's work. Well, yeah I'm guilty about that one as well, unless I'm caught dead wearing a lampshade over my head after a few rounds of vodka… half-naked! Okay, bad example and I apologize to everyone reading this after getting nightmares about me in that state of drunken stupor.

Just don't ask how it happened, please.

But what's really interesting is that how do people go through the usual part of life when faced with vein-popping stress? I mean, the new age thing like Zen or yoga is one of the good things and it actually works. Is there room for the intellectual side of people who can actually smell the roses-in-a-can while on the move? It kind of had me thinking that there really must be something in this 'mind-over-matter' thing.

Humor is indeed the best medicine there is whenever you are. I mean anyone can pay good money to listen to a comedian just to make you wet your pants after laughing so hard. Despite of what's been happening, and to those who has gone though the ordeal, it's better to just laugh while facing the troubles with a clear mind than anger with a clouded vision. One of my favorite celebrities of all time may have to be Woody Allen. Now this is one guy who gives you the in-your-face bluntness that he pulls out with gusto, even without even trying. You can talk just about anything with a man, and he's bound to mock the subject and you'll end up laughing rather than being upset about it.

Woody Allen has this to say:

1. "Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons." It sounds good to me, I mean the practicality of all things does involve money but it doesn't have to take an arm and a leg to get it.

2. "I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government." 'Nuff said.

3. "There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?" This happens to be one of the classic ones. I mean the issue about life's little problems isn't all that bad, until 'he' shows up.

Sure, relationships can get complicated, or does have its complications that probably any author about relationships is bound to discover it soon. We follow what our heart desires, unless you're talking about the heart as in the heart that pump blood throughout your body.

4. "Love is the answer, but while you're waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty interesting questions." And if you want more, just keep on asking!

5. "A fast word about oral contraception. I asked a girl to go to bed with me, she said 'no'." It sounds, 'practical', I think.

And when it comes to everyday life, he really knows how to make the best out of every possible scenario, and it doesn't involve a lawsuit if he strikes a nerve.

6. "Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in the bath and she'd come in and sink my boats." I never had a boat in my bathtub before. Just staring at it while soaking in hot water makes me seasick already.

7. "I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens." If it rains, it pours.

8. "I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose." It could get worse when you're guzzling on beer… or mouthwash, and it happened to me once!

9. "If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans." At least he doesn't smite us with lightning, and I'm thankful for that.

And despite of what may happen to all of us in the next ten, twenty, or even thirty years, I guess we all have to see things in a different kind of light and not just perspective. I can't seem to imagine life without any piece of wisdom that could guide us. Whether we're religious or not, it takes more courage to accept your fears and learn how to deal with them is all that matters when it comes to even just getting along.

And to sum things up, here is the last nugget of wisdom to go by… however, whenever, and wherever we may be.

10. "The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have."

Let's Lose Some Weight

Today is hopefully the day for inspiring or helping those who want to shed a few pounds. But I also want you to remember that when you are trying to lose weight you need to be doing this for YOURSELF and nobody else. If you are doing it to keep someone else happy you will NOT succeed. And if you doing it for someone else – what the hell are you thinking?????? You are not here to keep others happy only yourself.

But seeing as though we are here and my decision today is to share 15 great weight loss tips with you.

So you want to lose weight fast? It's easy to say goodbye to 10 pounds of unwanted fat with these easy diet tips. Just pay attention to what you eat and be sure to have good tasting, fresh and healthy food including snacks, fill up on vegetables and keep your taste buds happy with fruit.

No need to make sacrifices! Just follow these simple guidelines to lose your first 10 pounds, last 10 pounds or give your weight loss program a boost when it seems to have stuttered to a halt. This is a balanced and flexible plan that you can use for as long as you want.

1. Keep a note of everything that you eat and drink. You do not need to estimate calories. Just write down what it was that you had and the approximate quantity. You will find that being more aware of what you are eating helps you to plan healthy meals and snacks.

2. Halve your intake of all pure or added fats. This means using half as much butter or spread on your bread, toast, muffins and potatoes; half the usual amount of mayonnaise or sauce on your salad; and half the oil in the frying pan every time.

3. Limit treats containing sugar to three times per week. This includes chocolate, ice cream, desserts, cake, pastries, cookies, etc.

4. Include a lower fat source of protein at most meals: chicken, fish, beans, cottage cheese, or low fat yogurt. Have eggs, nuts and red meat occasionally but not every day.

5. Plan at least one lunch and dinner every week without meat or cheese. Build those meals around whole grains, vegetables and beans to increase fiber and reduce fat.

6. Reduce the fat content in your milk products. If you are currently drinking whole milk, reduce to 2% fat. From 2% reduce to 1%. Choose lower fat cheese and yogurt. When you buy yogurt, also check that it does not contain sugar.

7. Have at least two servings of fruit every day. This can be for dessert or snacks. Choose fruit that is in season.

8. Drink water instead of sodas, juices, milky drinks or alcohol. Avoid diet soda - the sweet taste only encourages you to crave sugar. Hot water with a slice of lemon can be very refreshing in the morning.

9. Include at least two servings of vegetables at lunch and dinner. If you are getting hungry, have more.

10. Eat slowly. The body is slow to register when you are full and it is easy to eat too much if you are racing through your meals.

11. Grated carrot makes a great snack. You will find that a grated carrot is much more filling than a whole carrot. Strange but true.

12. Use whole grains wherever possible. The fiber will give you a fuller feeling and also help your digestion.

13. Choose food that you can chew. Again this will increase your fiber intake, and the act of chewing will make you feel more satisfied too. This means eating fruit instead of drinking juice. If you have soup, make sure it is chunky.

14. Plan your meals and snacks ahead of time. Plan your shopping too - make a list of what you need and stick to it. If you just grab something when you are feeling hungry, you will probably choose high calorie food.

15. Always switch off the TV when you eat. That includes snacks as well as meals. Studies have proved that we eat larger portions in front of the TV, probably because we are much less aware of what we are eating.

Ouch, no more nibbling in front of the TV, but that is the truth, if you feel that is not going to be something you can do then put a small helping of snacks in a small plate and once the plate is empty guess what your snacks are finished DON’T get up and fill the plate again.

I have personally cut out things like crisps, and substituted them with pretzels (plain or low salted), I do not crave crisps, I don’t even miss the suckers… I could eat a 100g slab of chocolate everyday no problem, now I have 2 block maximum, hell a slab now lasts a week, it can be done, if I can do it anyone can. I firmly believe that you should never deprive yourselves of anything, so if you feel like a chocolate or packet of crisps then have one but make them small packets, cut the servings.

So hopefully there have been some tips here to help you on your journey and remember do what works for you, but cut down.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Amazing Results

I have had the most incredible week this last week, I have not only conquered my life long depression, but I have managed to finally leave behind some very negative influences in my life.

Since reading How to Manifest a Miracle by Gary Evans my life has taken such a magical turn for the better, something I certainly never imagined would be possible for someone like me.

I had lost all purpose and passion in life, the depression had become so bad that I would only get up in the mornings to go to work, I only work from 8-2pm, so by 14h20 I would be home again. I never had any desire to do anything, I would switch on the television, get on my bed and that is where I would stay, if the television was boring I’d just switch off and go to sleep until dinner time, then back to my room, tv on and play games on the laptop to pass time and then back to bed, this would be my daily routine. Weekends I would just stay home in my room doing pretty much the same as during the week. Not much of a life.

I was longing for something more but didn’t want to do anything to get it (damn, talk about lazy). But that is what depression does, it almost cripples you. For people who suffer from severe depression they will know what I’m talking about, I don’t think a person who hasn’t suffered from such depression could possibly understand.

After reading Gary’s book, I realized that no one could change my feelings, emotions or circumstances except me. His book is so “user friendly” as it gives you step by step details how to do this, and it is all in layman’s terms, nothing complicated about it, even a complete idiot could grasp this.

Within the fist week my depression had lifted and as I write this today I can honestly say I do not suffer from that debilitating depression, don’t get me wrong, I have still had the odd days where I haven’t felt that good, but that is when you need to start applying all that you have learnt from Gary’s book and believe me it does work.

Since purchasing this amazing package I need to share with you everything that has happened which I never thought could ever happen, and I want to state for the record that I personally chose not to focus on getting money, a new car etc etc. I chose to focus on myself, changing the way I see myself, learning to love myself. Accepting what I cannot change and making changes to the things that I can change. It hasn’t always been easy in the physical but I never dreamt the mind could be this powerful.

I now make it a point to go for a walk everyday after work (except when it’s pouring with rain that is), I have started reading up on more of the things that are of interest to me, and just getting out more whether it’s just going to a mall and walking around or going to a movie etc.

I have not once put any focus onto money or material things and yet I have attracted both to me. I have also managed to attract the person I wanted for almost 2 years to me (Exciting Stuff blog). I am now going to work on attracting a better salary.

I mentioned in the beginning that I have finally managed to get rid of some of the negative influences in my life and feel I need to emphasize. Sometimes in life we may have a friend or two who are not the most optimistic or positive, they always talk about how bad they have it or harp on and on about something that may have happened to them, and all they talk or think about are themselves. Well if you make the changes like I have done and then listen to people like that I can guarantee you they will bring you down, their negative energy will effect your positive energy and before you know it you will not be feeling all that positive and that is not good for your energy levels going out to the Universe.

Sometimes as hard as it may seem you may need to eliminate people like that from your life, you need to associate yourself with people who are on the same “wavelength” as you are. Hanging around negative people will block you energy’s and your manifestations could take longer to manifest or they may not manifest at all.

I have just ended a friendship of 12 years for various reasons but the main one being that I no longer want to be influenced by negative energies. It is time for you to start taking care of YOU and making yourself #1.

Take a stand in your life, determine exactly what it is you want in life and go after it with all the passion and desire you can muster. This CAN be done if you just start to believe, believe in yourself and believe that you are worthy of so much more and STOP settling for second best in your life.

To start making amazing changes that are so simple and easy check out the following:

Go ahead and make the decision to be the very best you can be and to have all you want in life.

How Real is the Law of Attraction

Law of attraction is real like the law of gravity. It exists whether you believe it or not. You can't create this law. It is there. We exist within this law because we are alive.

The law of gravity exists whether we want to believe it or not. If I try and jump out off a building or into a river, the law of gravity exists no matter if I am a good person or a bad person or if I'm good looking or rich. Once I fall, there is no turning back. That is the law of gravity. So is the law of attraction.

We are drawing into our lives according to how we think and feel. It is happening in every part of our life. Look at the person and things we have. Our thoughts become things. When we bring the thought and feeling together, law of attraction manifests in your life.

Some people may say "I'm a great person", I am this or that but the thought and the feeling doesn't match. When they don't match you can have more of what you are feeling (which maybe negative) even if you are thinking something positive. You can't just say "I am getting faster and faster or better and better" at something if you don't have that feeling to go with what you are saying.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Self-love, loving yourself and real love

Self-Love comes to people when they become more aware of themselves. Self-love is seen when people learn to accept themselves for who they are and they don’t try to be someone or something they are not. Some people consider self love a bad thing or an arrogant thing but it really isn’t. Loving yourself is like loving someone else you deeply care about.
Once you fall in love with yourself ... You’ll be able to fall in love with anyone else even people who don't really like you. I am serious. You can also fall in love with yourself by doing good deeds and by expressing yourself honestly.
Of course, you should also be a good person in order to like yourself as well (socially considerate, respectful etc).

Here are a few ways you can learn to love yourself better.
Inspirational reasons to love your self
1. Know that self love comes from within and not from the outside. People are different and that is beautiful in itself.
2. Hug yourself often ... and compliment yourself too (you would do it to someone you like or love so it's okay to do it for yourself to).
3. Learn to enjoy being by yourself because you will spend the rest of your life with yourself ... people come and go in your life but you'll always be there for you.
4. Realize that you don't need to look like anyone else ... you can only look like yourself. There's no need to look like anyone else unless you really want to.
5. Know that you don’t need make-up to be attractive or beautiful. Make-up is just a decoration (in my nicest words) not something that brings out true beauty.
6. Learn to enjoy staring at yourself in mirrors (without make-up on) and compliment yourself as often as possible. This is really good for your self-esteem aswell.
7. Don't fear your own body (it’s not going to bite you) because it's YOURS and nobody owns you. If you choose to SHARE your body with someone else that's your choice.
8. Know that there is nothing wrong with touching and bringing pleasure to yourself because it's YOUR BODY do what ever you wish with it but be considerate of yourself and others.
9. Talk to yourself (out loud or just in your head) in the way you would talk to someone you truly love and include loving comments as if you are your own loving partner ... because you are.
10. Know that name brands and superficialities don't make you beautiful.
11. Knowing that you truly love yourself is just as wonderful as being loved by someone else ... but self love is always there within you ... bringing you comfort at all times. It is there for you 24/7.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Prosperity Can Be Found in a Gratitude/Appreciation Journal

So often, our lives resemble a rat race and we lose sight of the abundance all around us. Today is the perfect day to take a few minutes to reflect on all the blessings you have received over the last year. Possessing an attitude of gratitude for what we have been given and what we have right now opens doors in so many different ways for more blessings to enter our lives. One of the easiest ways to get into a habit of gratitude is by keeping a journal just for things you are grateful for and appreciate and to fill this in on a regular basis.

The first time I heard of a gratitude journal was on the Oprah Winfrey show (but I have to admit I did think she had lost it slightly) but it was only after I decided to start one myself that I learned of the power of journaling and expressing daily gratitude. When you write down what you are grateful for, it puts things in an entirely new perspective. You start to realize how abundant your life is right now at this very moment and how much you actually do have at this very moment. It really is an awesome experience!

Keeping a gratitude journal keeps you focused on all that is good in your life and subconsciously you begin to expect more good things.

Starting today, begin your own journal writing down at least 10 things that you are really grateful for or appreciate. Get a book that is pleasing to you and remember that this journal should be personal as it will reflect who you are. Don’t worry about how much you should or shouldn’t write, don’t worry about your spelling etc after all this is personal and only you will see it (unless of course you decide to share it). Just let your thoughts flow and write whatever comes to mind. If you hit a blank just start with “I am so grateful for ……….” And something will come to mind.

Try this for just 1 month (30 days) and I guarantee your awareness for abundance in your life will be heightened in ways you never imagined.

"You are who you think you are."

Your self image controls how you act every day, what you do and how you do it. Your self image also determines how you allow other people treat you.

What is your self image? Your self image is determined by what you believe to be true about yourself. Many people have had an influence on your self image, your parents, your brothers and sisters, your other family, your friends, your teachers, your community, your environment, your heroes, in fact everyone you've ever met and everything that you have ever experienced has contributed to your self image, to what you think about yourself and your world.

Now you were not born with the self image that you now have, you developed your self image as you grew and as you continue to grow you are constantly changing it.

The biggest problem is that most of the time you have unconsciously developed your self image. You have accepted certain information about yourself as true without question, without evaluating the validity of the information, without considering the impact that it may have on you. The problem here is that as soon as you accept this information as true, it is true for you and you will behave in accordance with this new truth about yourself.

Now I am going to tell you that most of the things that you believe about yourself are not true. I am also going to say that it does not matter why you believe them or where you learnt them. What does matter is how do you feel about yourself, and what you believe about yourself. How does it affect your behaviour. How do you feel about your behaviour, your relationships with other people?

If you do not like, how you feel about yourself, how you behave, or the state of your relationships then ask yourself how would you like to feel about yourself, what would you like to think about yourself, how would you like other people to think about you? How would you like to behave towards the things that you do, towards other people?

The wonder of being you is that you can change. You cannot become another person but you can become a different person. It is your self image. Grab the brush in your hands and paint the picture that you want and then go out and live that new image. Act as if it were true and it will become true. The wonder of life is that it holds no grudges and keeps no score, only humans do that. The question is not whether you can change but whether you will change, whether you have the courage to let go of disempowering beliefs and to reach out and grab onto new empowering beliefs.

Take control of your self image. Take control of your life. Think no timid thoughts, take no timid steps. Stride boldly and proudly through life. Believe that you were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success and endowed with the seeds of greatness. Think and act like the person you want to be for "You are who you think you are"

Saturday, March 15, 2008


In my last blog “Inside My Heart” you would have read about the book “Manifesting A Miracle” which I had purchased beginning of January 2008. I made mention of how much better I was feeling about myself and how the depression I had suffered most of my life had lifted.

Well I have decided to give you an update as to how things are going. We are now in the middle of March and still I have not slipped back into the depths of depression which held me captive for so long. This is HUGE as I was depressed almost every single day of my life, thinking I wasn’t good enough for anyone or anything. Things have changed in a huge way.

Every single day is a work in progress, but each day gets better and better. My thoughts have changed in a major way, I have learnt to fully accept and love myself (not in a vain way) and I have learnt to accept what I cannot change and what can be changed, well changes are being made one step at a time.

This is one book which I with all honesty can recommend because I have seen it work first hand. By nature I am one of the most skeptical people on the face of this earth, I purchased this book thinking I had nothing to lose and to see if this was really possible. Well the results have been amazing.

I have not yet tried to “attract” anything major like a car or lots of money etc my way because I just feel that it is more important to work on myself and my well-being first. The first thing I feel the need for is to change myself, to become happy, more confident etc. I have become grateful for what I do have and even without trying to “attract” things to me, there have been doors that have been opening, doors which I may not have recognized in the past.

Although I can tell you that money has come to me, not in large amounts but it has come and I have been able to use it for paying bills and even spoiling myself in small ways. This has happened without me even focusing on it or concentrating on it.

This book teaches you how to feel good everyday, it teaches you how to change a negative thought or incident into a positive one or how to make it work for you and not against you. I no longer let the petty stuff get to me, I no longer stress over what might or might not happen and no longer have sleepless nights worrying about things that I may or may not be able to change.

I honestly thought this stuff would work for maybe only a week or two but it’s going for over two months now and the changes are all for the better. If you really want to change ANYTHING and I mean anything in your life, then this is definitely a book worth purchasing. I saw changes within the first week or two and they have continued to soar. I look forward to each new day now and cannot wait to see my life six month to a year from now.
The author of this book has since updated the original book which now includes the Manifest a Miracle eBook (The newest updated one), a Manifest A Miracle Workbook,
Manifest a Miracle Worksheets, Manifest a Miracle MP3 Audio and a Manifestation Mastery Video (eCourse). And just to wet your appetite even more when you purchase this package you can expect 3 free bonus eBooks with MP3’s. An investment well worth it’s weight in gold.

If you haven’t already clicked on the link below – WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???? Change your life now, it is well worth it and I am living proof of that.

If you are still not convinced here are 2 reviews regarding Manifesting A Miracle.

Review 1:
When I first heard about Manifest a Miracle, I thought to myself, “oh great, another product rehashing The Secret”. It seems like there’s way too much redundant information on the Law of Attraction out there, and nothing ever seems to work. But my friend urged me to grab a copy, citing his own success. So I bought it, just to humor him…

Man, was I ever wrong!

Manifest a Miracle is easily the best Law of Attraction book I’ve read to date, and I’ve devoured them all!

First off, what all other manifestation products lack, this one embodies from beginning to end. Manifest a Miracle has been lovingly crafted and is meant to teach anyone how to immediately change their life for the better. Where other products offer a theoretical background but little helpful practical advice, Manifest a Miracle contains page after page of practical, useful exercises and processes that can actually get the Law of Attraction working!

Nothing dull or dry – it’s all fun stuff!

The author’s knowledge and warmth pervade this book. It’s obvious that Gary is manifesting his desires, because his happiness and excitement radiate from each page. There is no better teacher than one who is a living example, and Gary is definitely living the life he desires!

Most importantly, the processes given within Manifest a Miracle are easy to practice and surprisingly fun! No more dry, repetitive visualizations – here are some exercises that are really easy to get into, and truly do what they are supposed to do. You’ll be feeling great in no time!

And best of all, Gary describes how best to work these exercises into your daily routine in order to wake up feeling good, feel good all day, and go to bed feeling good. Within three days of starting my own schedule, I was feeling fantastic! Two days later and I found my first desire had manifested. Since then, there has been no turning back, and I have Manifest a Miracle to thank for this.

Just think. What would have happened if I hadn’t grabbed this book? I’d still be creating a reality I wasn’t happy with. I had no idea how easy it really is to attract everything I want!

If you’re looking for the one Law of Attraction guide that will give you all of the tools you need to truly manifest your desires with ease, grab a copy of Manifest a Miracle today. It’s truly the “feel good” book of the year!

Review 2:
Manifest a Miracle is unlike ANY other Law of Attraction book I’ve read.

Normally when I read about the Law of Attraction, I get all excited and ready to attract my every desire. But I never have the success I expect, and I always wind up feeling disappointed.

I was excited about Manifest a Miracle too, but the real excitement happened after I read the book.

Was I shocked when I manifested my first desire within three days? Was I in awe that good things started happening to me every day? Was I amazed to find out how easy this was, when nothing had worked for me in the past?

To say I was blown away is a huge understatement. Here was this one simple book that had changed my life overnight!

In fact, I believe this is the most powerful book ever written on the Law of Attraction. Manifest a Miracle teaches everything you need to begin manifesting your every desire right now!

But the best part of the book is how lovingly it was crafted by the author. Gary Evans is a man who is obviously manifesting his desires, and his warmth and excitement can be felt in the book’s every word. I felt happy just reading it, but what happened when I began applying the processes was what REALLY excited me!

This isn’t your usual Law of Attraction book, focusing on the theory behind the Law and offering a few exercises that sound better in print than when actually used.

This is THE definitive guide to getting the Law of Attraction working for you this very moment! Manifest a Miracle is pure gold.

If you’re serious about using the Law of Attraction to live the life that you desire, this one’s a no-brainer.

If you want to manifest your desires with ease and begin really enjoying life, grab Manifest a Miracle today.

The link again is:

Once you have purchased this incredible package and start to see results please come back to this blog and post your comments about your success with it.

Wishing you abundance on steroids LOL


This was my first blog post that I posted on myspace and facebook toward the end of January 2008, I am busy with an update to this one and it will be posted here shortly.

I read a book recently by Robin McGraw (the wife of famous Dr Phil McGraw) also titled “Inside My Heart” and if I have to be honest it was one of my better reads in a long time. But who of us really knows what’s in our hearts. I think we can only become to know what is in our hearts when we finally discover who we are, by that I mean taking a good hard look at our authentic selves. Once we do that there is a very good chance that we may not like what we have become or find out, but it is a journey that many of us need to take in order to get to where we really want to be in life. I am pretty sure that each and every person that reads this is unhappy with at least and I say at “least” one aspect of their lives, probably more. It doesn’t matter if you are male or female, there is always something we are not happy with in our lives.

What I am about to share, may come as a shock to some of you, but I am no longer ashamed and if by posting this blog even if I only help 1 or 2 people it will be well worth it. Some stuff is personal but it’s what is needed to get the point across.

I recently decided to embark on this journey of self discovery and believe you me I am not liking some of the things I am discovering, but the secret is to deal with what you don’t like and to change it or carry on living a life you are unhappy with.

I am one of those people who suffers from severe depression, I have for the past 10 -15 years but have never seen a professional because not being on a medical aid I cannot afford to see one, so I have gone through life battling it on my own, have attempted suicide numerable times but fortunately not succeeded. I got to a point where I started reading up on depression and realized I was in a dangerous place if I did not find some kind of help. I heard about “The Secret by Rhonda Brynes”, bought the book and read it, but could not get my negative thoughts to just “shut-up” I simply could not figure out how to apply The Secret to my life, but continued to look up all the information I could on meditation and how to change my thoughts etc.

I subscribed to numerous “newsletters” on the law of attraction but still could not apply myself. On Christmas Eve of 2007 I was at one of my lowest points, I lay in my bed sobbing and begging God for a Christmas miracle as I could not go on like this, I just simply wanted to die.

As I lay sobbing begging God for help I felt this strange calm come over me, almost immediately I had stopped sobbing, even my breathing had returned to normal, I felt calmer and eventually drifted off to sleep, pretty confident that finally God was going to come through for me. Well Christmas came and went and so did the New Year, still no miracle, no change. I was tired of crying myself to sleep at night begging God for help but feeling like He just didn’t care, again suicide was a strong contemplation, but something said to me to go through my emails (I always keep all my emails that I subscribe to) and thank goodness I did. I came across my emails from a guy named Gary Evans; he is a firm believer in the law of attraction and has seen it work in his own life. He had sent me an email around the 18th of December 2007, saying he wouldn’t be sending anymore emails my way (I hadn’t responded to specials he had been offering and he needed to focus on those who had and wanted and needed his help), actually I hadn’t even read half those emails, just moved them to the folder where I kept his newsletters.

Anyway it was now the 6th of January 2008 and sure I’d missed the opportunity decided to purchase the e-book he was offering online hoping I’d still get it at the special price, I got the book called “Manifesting a Miracle by Gary Evans” and immediately started to read it (that is the nice thing about some online purchases, as soon as payment is received you can download the book immediately). This book talked about how to make yourself feel good and gave clear cut information on how to do this. Was this maybe the miracle I had been searching for? This book was basically telling me how to apply The Secret, how to feel good everyday.

You have to make it your intention to feel good, and when you start to think a negative thought you need to immediately counteract that thought with a positive one. That is not an easy thing to do when first starting out, but with practice it does become easier. You cannot analyze every thought you have, you have literally thousands of thoughts that go through your mind daily, some you don’t even realize you having, so just try to focus on
when you feeling good and a negative thought enters your mind, you will know because it will try to plant a seed of doubt into your mind about why you are feeling good.
I also found that annoying little voice that enters you mind, when you say you will get something or feel something that little voice tends to say “Yeah, right like that’s going to happen”, I still battle that little voice on a daily basis but the secret is to simply say to yourself “and why not, I do deserve it, I am worthy of it” etc. You will soon find that you start to feel good because in a way you have stood up for yourself and at the same time you are “confirming” that you are worthy, that you are deserving etc. As I said this does not all change overnight, but you will start to notice the changes. Since first reading this book, I have not had one day where I have felt really depressed, yes I’ve had an off day here and there but just focused on changing my thoughts, changing negatives into positives etc. But I can honestly say I have not cried myself to sleep once since starting this journey. You need to find a routine that works best for you, to make yourself feel good.

If you go to the link at the end of this blog you can purchase the book Manifesting a Miracle to get a good idea as how to make the necessary changes in your life. I am not saying that it will be the answer to everything but it is a good start to changing what you don’t like in your life.

So Inside My Heart I have discovered a journey of long overdue “self-discovery” and daily I am learning to love myself more and more, I now know that I am worthy even though I am not perfect I am worthy. I have learnt to accept myself, to change what I can and to live with the rest. It is a daily journey, but it is a good one and a necessary one and daily I still argue with that irritating little voice in the back of my mind, but that too is becoming less and less.

Take the chance and go on your own journey of self-discovery, accepting yourself, loving yourself, changing what you can and accepting what you can’t.

Work on making yourself feel good and I am positive that you will change your life around, or be happier for it. As Gary says in his book, how would you rather feel – good or bad, and most of us prefer feeling good, none of us enjoy feeling bad. Manifesting a Miracle is a book that I can recommend because I have read it and it has made a huge difference in my own life in fact I strongly recommend it.

To purchase the book just click on the link below: