Wednesday, November 22, 2006

It's not brut force, but the determination
in the mind and the belief in the heart, that brings success.

Decide, Focus and Expect!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Does it ever feel like you can't ever make progress?

This is an exerpt from The Science of Being Well Ezine by Alexandra Gayek

Does it feel like you can't ever make progress?
You CAN. But how?The definition of overwhelm: Thinking you are responsible forthings that you believe you lack the time, knowledge, ability,and/or resources to handle, and that you must handle them according to a standard you believe you can't meet.Would you be willing to allow yourself to be as loved andsupported as someone who has been unable to walk, talk, or movemuch except his head since birth?What if, as for the young man you'll meet in a moment, the*action* required to do great things was small compared to theability to attract helpful resources and people?What if all that was required to get the important things done was faith in the outcome, loving yourself enough to believe thatwhat you want is worthwhile, willingness to do your small part,and acceptance that the universe handles the large part?Something to think about.Watch this: -->
You are this loved. The whole universe is like the man ready to ride the bike withyou on the front, if you would just allow yourself to acceptthat what you CAN do is enough, and expect and enjoy the ride. The universe is like the man swimming, pulling the raft. Wouldyou please just get in -- or allow yourself to be lifted in --by turning your focus toward possibility?The universe is like the man running, pushing the wheelchair.Would you hang on and joyfully go with the flow, instead ofjumping out with your worry and self-judgement about why you'renot there yet?Here is this young man, with very limited physical ability to"do" anything, yet look where he went! Can you see the part hisdesire, happiness, and gratitude played?Can you see why his loving father would WANT to be on his team?Next time you're proud of yourself for accomplishing something,be proud! You did your part!And a big part of what you did is to be willing to allow theenergy of the universe to work through you. You breathed. You imagined. You gave yourself permission to try. You let yourself think you could. You gave yourself a reason. You challenged your stressful, scary, and self-defeatingthoughts. You believed you were worthy of your goal. You believed your goal was worthy of you. You believed that somehow what you needed would show up.Next time you think you can't, check your willingness to dothese things.You CAN.*****. EXPECT GOOD THINGS!Warmly,Alexandra ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~BE WELL! (tm) is a trademark of Alexandra Gayek, ND, Seattle, WACopyright (c)2006 Alexandra Gayek, ND. You are welcome toforward this entire ezine to friends, or quote sections of it aslong as you include the author, copyright, name of the ezine,and website, .~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

How to get unstuck

There are times when I have felt stuck - that feeling that I am not going in the direction of my dreams or even my intentions. Sometimes it feels like pulling a train in a mudslide. When I talk about creating work that is personally meaningful few people in my life encourage me to follow my dreams, it is too frightening for others when I talk about my dreams. I was often charged with being "unrealistic" . I was advised not to speak to those people, but how do you not talk about what you love the most? I found that the road may indeed be unsupported and lonely at the beginning. Looking for encouragement and enlightenment, I sought books that would tell me it's ok to stumble on the way to my dream. It felt lonely for me to stumble, and without encouragement I didn't think I could visualize the end result. I needed to know how someone else had done it. There are few authors that speak more eloquently about the process than Tama J. Kieves. She writes about the process of moving from being a lawyer to becoming a writer. She is eloquent, honest and inspiring. I endorse her book. Read it, only, if you want to believe your dreams are possible despite the naysayers and obstables.

Fuel Change from the Inside
Helen De Nobrega

Here's an excerpt from THIS TIME I DANCE! from the section called "Showing Up Always Shines":

"If there's one conversation I've had with myself a hundred times, it runs as follows: "I'm afraid to sit down and write because I'm afraid of flat and limp words, crappy sentences, writing in need of an emergency room team. I hate to see my failure before me." Suddenly I want to brush again my already bald cat or catch that sale on men's socks at Target except I don't know a single barefooted man. Evidently I want to flee. It's not exactly fun to face your own sense of powerlessness.Here's the thing though. Facing powerlessness gives you power. "Sit," says my inner guidance. "Showing up always shines." I pen these wonderful things in flower-covered journals....But sometimes I sit down and "shine" even though I'm groaning and scraping through the motions.Going through the motions does burn through the haze and anguish of letting myself down. William Blake once wrote, "He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence." Motion shows me that I'm capable of motion when I've already started developing some myth in my head as to how I will never again move from the couch and the tabloids will snap my picture for their article "Most Futile Woman on Planet Discovered Existing on Chenille Loveseat." One humble step leads to dignity and even to hope and renewed interest. Eventually, sometimes many miles down the road, my innocence returns to me and I even remember that I love to write.

From THIS TIME I DANCE! Creating the Work You Loveby Tama J. Kieves ©2003 All rights reserved

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Hope for who you are

If you don't yet see a place in the world for your unique contribution, remember:

"Science has now confirmed what philosophers, mystics, and other intuitive people have long declared: every human being has been literally "engineered for success" by his Creator. Every human being has access to a power greater than himself."

Dr. Maxwell MaltzAuthor of Psycho-Cybernetics,The 30 Million copy best-seller

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Do you like money ?

Recently, a 7-year old asked me, "Do you like money?". Money and I have had a love-hate relationship. The best I could come up with was "uh, it's ok...I guess". She seemed to accept the response, but I couldn't stop thinking about the question. Do I really like money? Do I have a healthy respect for money? Do I have enough of it? One of the best money & prosperity websites is Joan Slotkin's - Prosperity Place. Check out her program : Building Your Money Muscles. The quote that follows is from her recent newsletter.

Will you admit to liking money?

-----------------------------From Prosperity Place - by Joan Slotkin --------------------------
An Important Fact

Here's what I see as one of the most important facts you can grasp if you want to alter your finances. I suggest you read the following statement at least three times so you really get it: Your current financial situation is congruent with who you are today. There are no exceptions to this statement. And here is the corollary: In order to alter your financial situation and maintain an increased income level, you need to change who you are. That's a pretty enormous undertaking, but one that is totally doable
IF you will: * Be patient and give yourself time to develop a new financial identity--one that is congruent with financial comfort and security..
* Make small, incremental changes in the way you think and behave
* Learn to recognize the emotions you are acting out through your money and find healthier avenues for expressing those emotions.
* Stop judging yourself in a negative way or comparing yourself to everyone around you.
* Stay focused on your goal and do something every day, internally and externally, to alter old habit patterns. In my book Build Your Money Muscles, I strongly suggest that people get a prosperity buddy and do the exercises in the book along with at least one other person. It's not easy to break a string of old internal and external habits, and it helps to have support from someone who shares your goals. In the book, I also provide many simple things that you can do to alter your finances in a positive way and accomplish all of the things listed above. You can read more about the book at

Friday, April 14, 2006

Steps to Happiness

Steps To Happiness Author Unknown

Everybody Knows:You can't be all things to all people.You can't do all things at once.You can't do all things equally well.You can't do all things better than everyone else.Your humanity is showing just like everyone else's.So:You have to find out who you are, and be that.You have to decide what comes first, and do that.You have to discover your strengths, and use them.You have to learn not to compete with others,Because no one else is in the contest of *being you*.Then:You will have learned to accept your own uniqueness.You will have learned to set priorities and make decisions.You will have learned to live with your limitations.You will have learned to give yourself the respect that is due.And you'll be a most vital mortal.Dare To Believe:That you are a wonderful, unique person.That you are a once-in-all-history event.That it's more than a right, it's your duty, to be who youare.That life is not a problem to solve, but a gift to cherish.And you'll be able to stay one up on what used to get youdown.