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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!

Namaste,
Carolyn

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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 http://www.LifePossibilities.com, or call 214-823-LIFE (5433).
©2007 Michele Wahlder http://www.LifePossibilities.com michele@michelewahlder.com.

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 http://brainforsuccess.com 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


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Using the Power of Your Mind To Create Positive Change

I hope this post finds you thriving and getting outside in nature to enjoy some beautiful weather.

The 30-Day Prosperity Experiment continues…and I’m loving every minute of it!  Playing this game has created definite energy shifts, and I am noticing and recording the positive evidence that continues to flow into my life as a result.

This ezine includes an article on how to use affirmations so that they actually work, and using a Living Vision to attract and create your ideal body.

Here’s to (as Abraham would say) getting tuned in, tapped in, turned on!

Namaste,
Carolyn

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An Affirmation Works When It Feels Good
To Think It
by Lorraine Faehndrich
There are many who teach the importance of thinking positive thoughts.   Millions of people are using positive affirmations to feel good and create the life of their dreams.  For many it works easily and for others there is a missing link between their reading or saying of affirmations and actually manifesting what they are saying.  Why is that?

Have you ever read an affirmation and noticed that it kind of irritated you?  Instead of feeling positive when you read your positive affirmation you actually felt a little annoyed that it wasn’t working after saying it for so long, or you noticed the contrast between how you actually felt when you read it and what the affirmation said and you felt discouraged.   You thought, “This doesn’t work.”  Well, that feeling is actually an indication that that particular phrase or affirmation, or something about how you are thinking about it, is NOT working for you.

Instead of bringing you closer to what you want it is actually introducing resistance into your energy field and for the moment it is blocking off the good that you want to allow.

So, what is the secret to successfully using affirmations or reminders to create the life you want to create?  The affirmation must make you Feel Good, or at least better, when you read it.

Why is Feeling Good (or better) so important?

When you Feel Good it is an indication that you are allowing who you are to flow through you.  We are all source energy and source energy has a high vibration.  You can recognize this vibration when you feel love and appreciation.  When you feel love and appreciation it is an indication that you are letting who you are flow through you with no resistance.  The better you feel, the less resistance you have.  It is that energy resistance that is blocking off what we want in our lives.

When you read an affirmation and it brings you relief or it makes you Feel Good it means that that particular phrase or statement, or how you are thinking about it has decreased your resistance and is therefore allowing more of who you are and what you want to flow through you and into your life.  Alternatively we can say that the good feeling is an indication of a higher vibration.  According to the law of attraction, that higher vibration (or feeling) will attract matching vibrations (or feelings) into your experience.  When you feel love and appreciation you attract love and loving people into your experience.

When you feel abundant you attract abundance.  So, when you feel good, not only do you have the benefit of feeling good, you are allowing everything you want into your life – all those good feeling, high vibration emotions, people, and experiences are coming your way!

Why are blisscals called Thoughts that Feel Good?

The phrases on our blisscals have been chosen to remind you of what the deepest part of you already knows…that you live in an abundant universe, that you are source energy, that you are love, and that all is well.  When you think these thoughts, that are in alignment with who you are, you Feel Good!

Of course, you must choose the phrases that make YOU feel good when you think them, and this can change over time (which is why it is so great that blisscals are static cling and can be changed or moved around).  Remember, an affirmation only works when it feels good to think it!  When you see your blisscal hanging over your kitchen sink or in your rearview mirror, it will be a reminder to you from your higher self of who you are and how you want to feel.  It will remind you that you are Thriving, that Life Works, that all you have to do is Imagine, Believe, and Receive and that All Is Well.  These thoughts will bring you relief. They will put a smile on your face and in your heart. They will make you feel good.  And, in feeling good you are allowing everything into your life that you want.  You are Creating Bliss….with Thoughts that Feel Good.
Copyright 2008 Creating Bliss

Author Bio:
Lorraine Faehndrich, creator of Blisscals and owner of Creating Bliss, is taking positive thought to new heights. Inspired by the Law of Attraction, Lorraine is helping people create a life of bliss simply by keeping words, thoughts and phrases that feel good at the forefront of thought. Blisscals are a unique and powerful reminder that the words we see, think and speak reflect back to us and impact profoundly on the way we feel and what we create. For more info, or to sign up for Lorraine’s f*ree Creating Bliss newsletter, please click here.

“What is without us has no connection with happiness, only so far as the preservation of our lives and health depends upon it…. Happiness springs immediately from the mind.”

~ Benjamin Franklin

Want To Use The Power of Your Mind to Lose Weight? by Anisa Aven
Enjoy the following visualization as a guide to create your own Living Visions:

This Living Vision is just one of the resources found in the Get Fit and Fabulous with the Power of EFT & LOA class (click here for more information.)

I am so grateful to now fully experience the presence of spirit within, the calm, centered, harmonious and in-tune presence that supports me in constantly appreciating and enjoying my life and my body fully and graciously. I am

blessed with the gift of loving and appreciating my body, mind and soul. I am blessed with the feeling of optimal health, wellness, and physical fitness. Why is it that when I look in the mirror, I see a beautiful, fit, trim and healthy being? Why is it that I have the good fortune of having exceptional metabolism? I am grateful to have the kind of metabolism that others envy; the kind that will
operate fully and optimally for all the days of my life! I give thanks for my healthy eating habits. Why do I feel so inspired to eat more vegetables, fruit, whole-grains and live food each and every day? Why do I find it so easy to
enjoy more raw, whole, organic and of the Earth foods each and every day? I look at what I am inspired to eat and I am so very proud of myself. I am fit, trim, strong and committed to my health. I drink healthy, clean water and flush my system with ease and exuberance.

Why is it that I always drink more than enough water to maintain beautiful skin and a healthy, well lubricated and alkaline body? Why do I love drinking water throughout the day and find it so refreshing and easy to do? I enjoy planning my healthy meals and look forward to taking healthy food with me, where ever I go. I know that my commitment is strong and my courageous actions are inspired from a genuine path of wholeness and I am grateful.

I am also so very appreciative of how much I love to move my body! Why do I love exercising so much? Why do I crave movement, exercise and activities that burn fat and maintain my optimal cardio fitness? I look forward to moving my body and I seek ways to get active each and every day. I find it pure joy to exercise, jump, run, play, and work up a glorious sweat on a regular basis. Why is it that I find it so easy to commit to a routine; a routine that is simply a part of my every day existence? I thoroughly enjoy exercising and find myself thinking, scheduling, and making time for a daily fitness routine that keeps my body healthy and strong! And, why is it that I have more than enough time, energy, and intention to exercise regularly and still get everything else done in perfect Divine order?

Why is it that I appreciate my path and my journey so fully?  I look back at my past and I am so fortunate to see a person who has always found it easy to maintain their optimal health, weight, and physical fitness. Why has this always been so easy for me? Why has eating healthy and exercising regularly always been so easy for me too? I guess I’m just fortunate to have the inner strength, commitment, courage, motivation, and simple desire to constantly choose the best for me! Why do I feel so deserving and capable? Wow, I am so thankful that it’s just me! I am deserving, strong, capable, and worthy of excellent health!

And, you know what else? I don’t know why this is – but I find it so easy to drop any extra weight faster than anyone else I know! And, it’s healthy the way my body does it.  Why is it so easy for me to drop extra weight effortlessly and quickly? It’s as if I blink my eyes, eat a few extra apples, and work out a couple of times and poof – I’m trimmer, slimmer, firmer, and weighing my optimal weight so effortlessly and quickly!

I love what I see in the mirror! I deeply and completely honor myself and accept that I am worthy of all that I desire now. I give thanks for all this and more. So Be it! It is done!

© Copyright, 2008, CreataVision Enterprises and Anisa Aven, all rights reserved.
Author Bio:
Receive Anisa’s FREE Conscious Creation 101: a 5-part e-course on the basics of Manifesting when you register for the Creative Manifesting ezine.  Read more about manifesting and conscious creation by visiting Creative Manifesting and Manifesting Prosperity.

I Am the Attractor of My Every Experience.

“You are meant to live an expansive, exhilarating, good-feeling experience. It was your plan when you made the decision to become focused in your physical body in this time-space reality. You were born knowing that you are a powerful Being; that you are good; that you are the creator of your experience, and that the Law of Attraction (the essence of that which is like unto itself, is drawn) is the basis of the Universe, and you knew it would
serve you well. And so it has.”

From Abraham-Hicks 
Money and the Law of Attraction…Learning to Attract Wealth, Health and Happiness.

“There are many aspects to success; material wealth is only one component. …But success also includes good health, energy and enthusiasm for life, fulfilling relationships, creative freedom, emotional and psychological stability, a sense of well-being, and peace of mind.”

~ Deepak Chopra


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Serendipity’s Garden – A Celebration of Abundance: Body, Mind & Spirit

Serendipity’s Garden
A Celebration of Abundance: Body, Mind & Spirit

The autumn equinox marks the official start of the fall season here in the Northern Hemisphere.  Subtly changing leaves, windy days and brilliant sunshine have marked the closing days of summer.

I’m so grateful that working from home allowed me to take advantage of the sunny weather when it arrived; I spent more time at the beach this summer than ever before, and I loved every bright, warm moment of it.

These last few months, starting with the Summer Solstice, I’ve been more tuned into the cycles of our beautiful planet and it’s moon.  It’s been wonderful mindfulness training to be fully in the present, yet aware of the scope of time.  I recently read a  fascinating article on the ‘Universal Time Delay’ and Kyros time, often understood as “a window of opportunity.”

I recently began Elyse Hope Killoran’s 30-Day Prosperity Experiment (“Play Your Way to Prosperity”).  Now who wouldn’t want to commit to 30 days of play – certainly not me!  One of the results is that I’m totally jazzed about upcoming possibilities and opportunities.  My virtual assistant (VA) business has shifted gears, and I’m appreciating the momentum and energy that is building.

Please feel free to write and let me know how you are doing, and what kinds of articles and resources you would like to see in future.  I’m re-doing the Serendipity’s Garden website and I’m enjoying the creative birthing of my new baby.

As always, I thank each and every one of you for your support, patience, friendship, and your willingness to share this wonderful journey!

Namaste,
Carolyn

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“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends.

Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.”

~ Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey

What the Heck Is the Matrix?
by Keith Varnum
What the heck is the Matrix? The question alone invites
intrigue and wonder.

The Morphogenic Unified Field. The space-time continuum. The Wave. Oneness. Grace. Home.

The Matrix goes by many names. Some scientific. Some
mystical. All magical!

Why? Because the mere mention of the word opens doorways!
Doorways that can’t be easily shut once cracked ajar. Not
because you aren’t able to re-seal the portal. You just
don’t want to.

Once someone’s glimpsed the City of Light, you can’t get
’em back to the farm! The game is too exciting. The
adventure too electric. The journey too enticing.

The Matrix is the master blueprint of the Universe. The
energetic infrastructure of the world we live in.

Our human structures aren’t built with wood and nails. Our
physical world is created with energy and beliefs. Condensed
energy is the basic construction material. Our beliefs nail
this energy in place. The result is the Matrix.

Find a way to enter the Matrix and you can re-construct your
world!

Why would you want to do that? Well, your daily existence may not be all that you want it to be. You might want more
abundance, ease, health or joy in some aspect of your life.

How do you enter the Matrix to change your world?

This is the main purpose of all scientific and spiritual
endeavor. This is the focus of every complex experiment and
ancient ritual. Cracking the entry code of the construction of
the Universe is the goal of all modern technology and of all
sacred tradition.

Eureka! The scientist has found a break-in point via quantum
physics! The mystic has discovered an entrance via deep
mediation!

And guess what, Dorothy? We aren’t in Kansas anymore!

These two vastly different approaches to the same goal bump
into each other in the “middle distance.” Strangers in the
night. Lovers in the Light.

What a surprise. Dare I say shock!

In fact, only recently have the two exploratory missions
begun to recognize their similarities-in method and in
result.

We haven’t recognized the common elements between the
scientific and the spiritual methods because of the core
secret nature of the Matrix itself.

The Martrix is veiled! Concealed. Hidden behind centuries of
dusty and rusty beliefs!

A Matrix explorer has to see through the misleading surface
appearance of the way the Matrix shows up in the explorer’s
world! Once you can sense the true inner nature of life
beneath the outer forms, you see the commonality of every
effort to penetrate the Matrix. You feel the unity of all
approaches to understanding life. You realize the oneness of
all attempts to find human happiness, health and harmony.

And you see that not only is everyone actually using the same
fishing line, they’re catching the same fish! No matter how
different the surface appearance of the catch.

You see all parties crossing the same finish line. No matter
how distant the location in space.

You see that they all value the same bottom line. No matter
how divergent their expression of success.

You see Einstein and the Elders eating the same bagel. A
round symbol of the movement of all life. A representation of
the essential nature of the Matrix. … A spiral of
free-flowing energy!

Our intention to have a bagel focuses free-flowing life
energy into condensed physical matter with the label
“bagel.”

The key to merging with the Matrix is becoming fluid enough
to flow into the Matrix energy field. Once there, your
experience is transformed into whatever your current harmony
is.

You can become this flexible and malleable by many means,
modern and ancient.

Your inner guidance, or intuition, can lead you to the
perfect portal for you.

Author’s Bio
Drawing from the wisdom of native and ancient spiritual
traditions, Keith Varnum shares his 30 years of practical success as an author, personal coach, acupuncturist, filmmaker, radio host, restaurateur, vision quest guide and international seminar leader with “The Dream Workshops”. Keith helps people get the love, money, and health they want with his F-r-e-e Prosperity Ezine,F-r-e-e Abundance Tape and F-r-e-e Coaching at http://www.TheDream.com.

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“Ultimately, human intentionality is the most powerful evolutionary force on this planet.”

~ George Leonard

Attract Your Own Miracle
by Heather Picken

I know sometimes you want to just give up and you feel that there is no end in sight.

I have been there myself many times. I’ve cried with tears of frustration wondering how I was going to figure everything out. It was when I decided that I needed to surrender in order for things to get better to create my own miracle. Understand that you are not alone. So many people out there feel lost and scared about what to do…whether it be a loss of a job, their business falling apart, debt, failing relationship or health.

You can change any situation around, you just need to tools to do so and read more…

“Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it.”

~Warren Bennis

“Inspiration grows into full-scale creation through persistence and imagination.”

~ Carol Lloyd

Until we meet again my friends, remember to Celebrate the Wonder that is YOU!!

In Joy and Appreciation,
Carolyn Beale

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Email carolynbeale2001@yahoo.ca

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“The Basis of Your Life is Freedom; the Purpose of
Your Life is Joy. You are free to choose to discover
new avenues for your joy. In your joy you will grow;
and in your growth you add to the expansion of
All-That-Is.”
~ Abraham-Hicks

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“Sacred space and sacred time and something joyous
to do is all we need.”
~ Joseph Campbell
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