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Life When Stretched Is Celebration

“Sound when stretched is music.

Movement when stretched is dance.

Mind when stretched is meditation.

Life when stretched is celebration.”

~ Ravi Shankar

The theme of this blog is Celebrating Abundant Living: Body, Mind, and Spirit, so the above quote really resonated with me.

I have stretching myself by focusing my energies on expansion and stepping out of my comfort zone in many ways, and I am feeling refreshed and re-energized.  I find myself awakening rested and inspired, with an eager sense of adventure for the new day.  I feel absolutely on target to manifest miracles…as Abraham-Hicks says “ You know when you’re on the brink of it when it feels like the next logical step.” 

I invite you to take a moment to think about how and where you are stretching your life into celebration, and I invite you to post your responses!

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The Power of Visualizing with Your Family

Did you know that Vision Board software is the most powerful visualization package available to help you keep focused on your life vision. Chances are you have an inspiring Vision Board everywhere in your house, reminding you of your goals and dreams.

But how about the rest of your family? Does your partner have a Vision Board? And if you have children; have you created a Vision Board with them as well? Focusing consistently on your own goals and dreams is just the beginning. The next step is to expand the energy around you by supporting your family in the process of visualization as well.

How powerful do you think it is when you and your partner are both clear on each others goals and dreams and especially on your mutual vision? Imagine how powerful our vibrations will be in attracting it into our reality! On the contrary, what if I would visualize a beach house and he would focus on a house in the country….?

Knowing each others goals also makes it possible to support and empower each other in the process of achieving those goals. What about your children, do you know their goals and dreams?

Children have the most amazing imagination and have no boundaries as yet as to what they can and cannot achieve. The have big dreams; they want to become an astronaut, Prime Minister, Superman… It is so precious to  keep these dreams alive by teaching them early on about the power of visualization!

So…. How about creating a Vision Board with your family? Sit down with your partner, children, grand children, nieces, nephews… who ever is close to you and open to applying The Law of Attraction in their life. First talk about goals and dreams and share with each other what you would like to create in your life.

Then – as a group – go and search for images, affirmations etc to include on your Vision Board. What an amazing way to spend real quality time with your family and help them achieve their goals. How powerful to learn more about what inspires and empowers the people closest to you!

Vision Board

TIP: Our Vision Board software allows for an unlimited number of personal Vision Boards to be created, so the whole family can have their own Vision Board displayed when they are working on the computer. In this day and age, this may be THE way to introduce your children to the power of visualization in an exciting and “modern” way. 🙂

Happy visualizing for the WHOLE family!

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An Affirmation Formula for Intentionally Raising Your Vibration

Less than a week until All Hallow’s Eve…I bet there are a few ghosts and goblins haunting your neck of the woods, waiting for the big day.

Great news! A special event you don’t want to miss…
You have probably heard that researchers say we only use about 10% of our brain, a very low number!  Imagine the amazing things we could accomplish if we tapped into the other 90% of our brain?  Or even if were able to utilize even 20% of our brains?  Powerful thought, isn’t it?
So, the other day my friend and colleague Anisa Aven emailed to let me know that she (along with 11 others!) is taking part in this fantastic Law of Attraction eventClick Here

They are hosting a twelve week teleseminar series on the Law of Attraction.  They’ve lined up twelve of the leading law of attraction experts to teach us how to attract serious wealth and prosperity into our lives.Now here is the best part about the series, it doesn’t cost a thing to listen to the calls!  So of course I’ve signed up for the 12 week series, and I’d love to ‘see’ you there as well.  Click on the link below to check it out:Click Here

On another note, I’m excited to be doing some advertising on (if you decide to apply – it’s F*RE*E – please let them know I referred you!) and also with  As always, my appreciation to YOU for sharing this journey with me!

See below for an article from Anisa Aven on ‘An Affirmation Formula for Intentionally Raising Your Vibration’… Enjoy!  Wishing you a peaceful, productive, and joyous week!



“The strongest single factor in prosperity consciousnessis self-esteem: believing you can do it, believing


you deserve it, believing you will get it.”~ Jerry Gillies, Author and workshop leader


An Affirmation Formula for Intentionally Raising Your Vibration by Anisa Aven


Here’s an affirmation formula that I’ve developed for my clients that literally walks you up the vibrational map, from negativity to peace.My formula was inspired by Dr. David Hawkin’s monumental work (Levels of Human Consciousness) in his book, Power VS. Force. I’ve indicated the level of consciousness (LoC) of each step to the right below. Without getting into too much detail here, let me just state that 200, the level of courage, is the first positive level of consciousness.Anything less than a consciousness level of 200, and what you really want CANNOT manifest. Therefore, use this formula to walk yourself up from a consciousness that is unproductive and limiting to a consciousness (and vibration) that actually has the energetic potential to create what you really want in your life.


I’ve applied the formula to the “negative environment” situation below. As you’re reading the following, notice how the affirmations literally alter your energy from a weaker attractor field (frustration) to a stronger attractor field (joy and peace) with each step.


“What do I want?” What do I believe this “desire” will give to me that I don’t now have, or that I want more of?

EXAMPLE: “I want to feel better. I want to experience Peace in my home. I want LOVE, COMPASSION, and OPTIMISM. I want harmony now!”


Put your foot down! Refuse to put any further attention upon negative, limited, or self-righteous thoughts that only add to the problem.

EXAMPLE: “That’s it!!!! I’ve had enough! I put my foot down on my part in this problem. I put my foot down on negative thoughts. I refuse to engage in the negativity from this point forward.”


Muster your courage and be proud of yourself.

EXAMPLE: “I am proud of myself. I am capable of doing anything I put my mind to. If there has ever been anyone on this planet that has done this before, then I can do it too. I AM Courageous. I AM Bold. I courageously do what needs to be done with zest and enthusiasm. I courageously and openly choose to face whatever may be necessary to create health, vitality, peace and harmony NOW! I choose to be courageously intentional with my thoughts.”


Breathe in a willingness to be open, make mistakes, and be accepting and SurRender to the Divine Order of life.

EXAMPLE: “I AM willing to get it wrong. I AM willing to make mistakes; take risks; screw things up. I AM willing to have this be easy. I AM Willing to do what needs to be done. I AM willing to focus on the positive. I AM willing to be responsible for all of my experiences from this point forward. I AM neutral. I confidently surrender to the Divine Order of life, and whatever happens, happens for a reason. I choose to be at Peace with it, now and from this point forward. I SurRender to the worst case scenario – if that happens, so be it – I’ll survive. I SurRender to the best case scenario – if that happens, so be it – I’ll survive. I AM Willing. I AM Neutral. I completely and totally trust in the Divine Plan and let it go now!”


What you want is already yours – accept it, now.

EXAMPLE: “I choose to put my attention on the experience of PEACE in my home. I intend to feel at peace no matter what my external circumstances. I choose Love. I intend to be LOVING even when those around me cannot choose it. I choose JOY. I intend to be joyous even in the face of negativity. I choose compassion. I intend to be compassionate at all cost. I accept Peace now. I live the essence of peace in all that I do. I accept Peace as my experience now. I anticipate it. I embrace it. I now SEE joy in my home. I now SEE LOVE all around me. I now SEE PEACE. I expect this to be my experience from this point forward. I trust that it is a SURE THING. I trust the Universe to deliver PEACE to me now and I anticipate it fully. Reason tells me that the Universal Law of Attraction works in ALL cases, therefore if I want it, and allow it – it is. I embrace this truth now and let it go. Reason also tells me that the Universe is impartial; therefore, if it has ever been created by anyone else on this planet then it is now manifesting for me as well. I embrace this and stand strong on the scientifically proven truth that like energy seeks like energy. I therefore accept Peace in my home and I embrace PEACE as my primary mode of operation. I AM Peace, therefore I experience Peace. ”


Supercharge your vibration and desire with gratitude and the ultimate vibration of love.

EXAMPLE: “I am grateful to now completely and totally experience peace in my home and with my family. Joy fills my heart and I revel in the overflow of love that permeates my every experience. I am sublime. I see where I can express and share love and I do so easily now. I am loving. I am joyous. I am grateful.”

This 6-tiered formula can be applied in any situation and especially when you KNOW you’re really ready to transcend lower level negativity. It was designed to take our energy (the vibrational attractor field that we are presently engaged in) and intentionally walk us up to a stronger, more powerful and intentional attractor field; one more in alignment with what we really want.

Most instructions for “affirmations” suggest simply saying, “I already have this.” This instruction still applies IF you can sincerely believe what you’re affirming. However, the reason most people have little to no success with affirmations is because they simply by-pass their true beliefs and feelings about a subject and their vibration simply can’t jump the canyon!

Affirmations are powerful tools for manifesting your dreams. When used to change a belief like in the above example, they become one of the most powerful provisions we have for rapid growth and personal fulfillment.

Peace reigns supreme, now!

© Copyright, 2008, CreataVision Enterprises and Anisa Aven, all rights reserved.

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“The stream will carry you. All you’ve got to do, is let go of the oars. All you’ve got to do is stop the resistance, which means stop the justifying, stop the defending, stop the haranguing, stop the incessant complaining, stop beating the drum of what you don’t want. But most important, make a decision that you care how you feel. And don’t be willing to put up with feelings that don’t feel good.It’s amazing how willing you are to feel so much worse than you really should feel. The movies you choose. The things you watch on television. The things you say about each other! The disrespect that you have for yourself! … You use so many excuses to separate yourself from Who You Are.We want to enliven you to the conscious awareness that you’re supposed to feel good. And that Who You Really Are DOES feel really good. We want you to feel the thrill bumps and the goose bumps that are always present when you come into alignment. We want you to feel the clarity and stamina and vigorous nature of your being.”
~ Excerpted from Abraham-Hicks, Washington DC, 10-20-07



“Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.”

~ John Petit-Senn

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Thanksgiving Greetings from Canada!

Warm Thanksgiving Greetings from Canada!

We’ll be having a big Thanksgiving turkey dinner today with all the trimmings…mindful of the countless ways that we are blessed. My appreciation to YOU for sharing this journey with me!

This post includes an article from my friend and colleague Michele Wahlder on creating deeper fulfillment at work, and one from Dr. Cynthia Miller entitled Explore Your Infinite Vastness, Release Your Limitations, Experience Your Abundance…Enjoy!

Create a magical, marvelous week!


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“Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.”

~ Dr. Christiane Northrup

3 Tips to Creating Deeper Fulfillment at Work
by Michele Wahlder

Did you know that the average American will spend 96,400 hours at work in his or her lifetime? That’s a lot of time, especially if that average American is unfulfilled or dissatisfied with their job.

If you’re finding yourself in a less than savory work situation, here are three tips you can start to apply to your job (and your life) today, to create more meaning, deeper satisfaction and greater opportunities at work.

1. Give up your victim mentality – Take an active role in seeking happiness in the here and now. Many of us are tempted to think, “If only________ would happen or be different at work, I would be happy.” We can NOT act like victims of our work situations, putting our happiness on hold for things outside of our control. What you can change is your attitude (which you can control) about your career, as it is now. Then, with a healthier perspective, you can be a “victor” and take the next right steps for yourself.

2. Practice an attitude of gratitude – Practicing gratitude is an excellent way to refocus your mind toward what is positive in your life and in your work. We all have something that we can feel grateful for. Does your current job provide you with money for the necessities of life? Do you have a least one co-worker that you look forward to greeting each morning? Did your heart continue to beat while you slept last night? These basics that we all can easily take for granted need to be acknowledged daily. Begin looking for people, places, or things to be grateful for throughout the day. It will cultivate a spirit of appreciation within you and redirect your mind and your heart towards what is working for you.

3. Create YOUR Day. Perhaps your job, by its very nature, doesn’t give you opportunities to use your strongest talents or natural abilities. Create those opportunities yourself. “My job didn’t offer much in the ways of creativity,” says my client, Lisa. “So I cooked up my own ways to express myself. I initiated an employee relations bulletin board and designed some new training programs, instead of the ol’ run of the mill ones they’d used for years.” If your passion is people, and you’re crunching numbers, you might look for opportunities throughout the day to connect with others, in the break room, with clients on the phone, or by facilitating an icebreaker at the next staff meeting.

Grandma Moses said “Life is what you make it, always has been, always will.” Well, guess what? The same applies to work!

About the Author: Michele Wahlder’s primary mission is to empower people to create renewed passion, purpose and direction, tap into their hidden dreams and fully step into their highest vision of themselves. With over 15 years of experience as a life coach, career counselor, corporate performance consultant, and psychotherapist, Michele brings an extraordinarily rich combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities into every aspect of her coaching business. She works with a diverse clientele ranging from women in career transition and individuals with relationship challenges, to corporate executives at Fortune 100 companies and families dealing with chronic health conditions. To learn more, visit, or call 214-823-LIFE (5433).
©2007 Michele Wahlder

Explore Your Infinite Vastness, Release Your Limitations, Experience Your Abundance by Dr Cynthia Miller

The Truth is that you are a vast, limitless being who chose to come to earth and be in a body. During the process of trying to squish this vastness into a small body you needed to choose some limitations in order to fit into a human form. It is all a grand game and you decided which limitations you would play with. As you accept who you really are, a vast limitless creator, then the game and your life take on a new dimension. Instead of struggling, feeling unworthy and fake, you can experience and live from a place of our Expanded Self.

The game of this life flips on its end; the rules are totally opposite what they were before. As the creator of your limitations, you can claim back the power you gave to those limitations and use that energy and power to expand your consciousness.

As a tiny child, you needed all your limitations so you could learn to function on earth. Imagine taking infinite vastness and trying to put all of that in a body – quite a remarkable task. So you chose to keep some parts of your magnificence and to leave, limit, hide or deny other parts of your magnificence. It is how you decided to play the game of life. When you grasp that you are the creator, you can then take back your power, otherwise you are a victim of circumstance.

Shame, guilt, panic, terror, anger, and rage are all ways you have created to hide who you are. When you go beyond these limitations what is revealed is the truth of who you are – a magnificent abundant being. All the fears that stop you from living big and being in an Expanded State are the pointers to your freedom. Follow the fear to its core; there you will burst into the Truth of who you are. As you bring Radical Gratitude to those fears and stuck places, you will find the gift of your magnificence.

I invite you to take this opportunity to explore this new depth of transformation in your life.

Author’s Bio: Visit to receive your Free copy of The Gift of Gratitude. Dr Miller is a pioneer and groundbreaker in the fields of cellular transformation and deep transformative change. She received a PhD in the Psychology of Change and Cellular Transformation in 1985, and has spent over twenty-five years as a psychotherapist and later as a consultant exploring the cellular structures of thousands of people, assisting them to live in greater health, prosperity, joy and delight.

“Appreciate: to see the nature of or to increase the value of.”
Love and appreciation are synonymous. Appreciation is the feeling of being in love. It is the feeling you have when you see someone and you feel like you are moving through one another. It’s the feeling you have when you are looking at the innocence of a child and feeling his power and beauty.

Appreciation is the vibration of being who you are. It’s the absence of resistance or doubt, fear, self denial or hatred of others. It’s the absence of everything that feels bad and the presence of everything that feels good. As you focus more and more on it, it calls you to it in a very powerful way.

Gratitude is different: In gratitude, often you are looking at a struggle that you’ve overcome. You are happy you are no longer in the struggle. But you are still messing with that vibration a little bit. It’s the difference between inspiration, which is being called to who you are, and motivation, which is trying to make yourself go somewhere.

Appreciate is “vibrational alignment with who I have become. It’s me being in sync with the whole of that which I am. It’s seeing whatever I’m looking at through the eyes of source.”

You could walk down a crowded street with things that others would criticize or even worry about and you would not have access to that because your vibration is picking out for you things of a different vibrational nature. A state of appreciate is a state of Godliness. A state of appreciation is who you were the day you were born and it is who you will be the moment you die. If we were standing in your physical shoes, we would make this our quest in every moment.

But the tricky thing is sometimes you can’t get a whiff of bliss from where you are. So we say:

* If you’re in despair, follow your revenge; it’s downstream

* If you’re in revenge, follow your hatred; it’s downstream

* If you’re in hatred, follow your anger; it’s downstream

* If you’re in anger, follow your frustration; it’s downstream

* If you’re in frustration, follow your hope; it’s downstream

* If you’re in hope, now you are in the vicinity of appreciation.

Now begin making lists of things that you feel good about. Fill your notebooks full of them. Make lists of positive aspects. Make lists of things you love.

Contrast helps you to identify desire. Desire is summoning, it’s always flowing through you. You have the opportunity of opening to the harmony of the vibration of your desire or not. As the desires are being summoned through you and you go with the flow, you thrive, but if you use things to be your excuse for not going with the flow, you are arguing for your limitations. We want to show you how to go with the flow, which means nothing more than finding vibrational harmony with your own desire and letting the Universal Energy that your desire is summoning to it flow through you.
It is optimum creative experience.

— Excerpted from Abraham-Hicks, Silver Spring, MD, 10/21/00

“Generally, appreciation means some blend of thankfulness, admiration, approval, and gratitude. In the financial world, something that ‘appreciates’ grows in value. With the power tool of appreciation, you get the benefit of both perspectives: as you learn to be consistently thankful and approving, your life will grow in value.”

~ Doc Childre and Howard Martin