challenges

I am grateful for challenges in my life. I know that challenges are growth, that when I have challenges in my life I am becoming more, becoming better and/or getting ready for quantum growth and transformation.

When I’m in the middle of a challenge I’m not always able to be aware of the growth, or aware that I am getting better from the experience.

I can be overwhelmed, anxious, stressed, worried about a challenge in my life and when I am feeling any negative emotions I’m not as easily able to create what it is that I want.

I find that when I’m feeling the negative emotions I’m usually expecting a result that I don’t want, I’m thinking of a negative outcome rather than the positive outcome that I truly want. Sometimes it’s because I’m getting caught up in what the challenge is and not allowing myself to connect to the whole of life. Sometimes it’s because of an old paradigm that I still have. Sometimes it’s because I’ve gotten comfortable in an area of my life and haven’t thought about what it is that I actually want. Sometimes it’s because I’m in an area of my life that is part of my journey that I didn’t know I would experience and so I haven’t thought about what it is that I want.

My thoughts then are expecting negative, expecting what I don’t want. I am so happy and grateful when I am able to realize that I’m expecting something that I don’t want, because then I can change my thoughts and start expecting something that I do want.

It’s not always an easy shift depending on what’s causing the negative expectation, but being aware and being able to start changing my thoughts to what I do want to expect is how I like to live.

What are you expecting? Are you expecting negative or positive? Are you expecting what you truly want? If you aren’t, change your thoughts to expect what you do want!

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celebrate

I’ve taken some of what I have for granted. I haven’t celebrated and I haven’t been grateful in my wanting.

I want a lot. I know I want a lot in all areas of my life. I think that it is good to want, wanting something is having a goal, a challenge, a dream, a desire. Wanting something opens my being up to growth and expansion.

To be more. To do more. To experience more. To live how I want to live.

So much of the time I get caught in the day-to-day of what is. Each new day being better than the next, however living in the day-to-day, I do not realize the growth and expansion I’ve had. I get so focused on what it is that I want, that I forget to notice where it was that I had been.

I don’t see how much my life has improved, how much better each area of my life is. How I’ve grown and expanded in my being, my doing. And sometimes I don’t realize all the experiences I have had and enjoyed.

And then I become aware because of an idea, thought or experience, and I am so happy and grateful for where I am in the present moment! I am grateful for my growth and expansion.

I am aware in this present moment! I am so happy and grateful for who I am, what I am doing, what I am experiencing! I am so happy and grateful for where I was, and that I am aware so that I can celebrate my growth and expansion to where I am now.

I am grateful for my new expanded wants, dreams and desires! I am grateful that I will continually grow and expand with new wants, dreams and desires emerging from my being, doing and experiences! I am growing!

Where are you? Where were you? What can you celebrate? What do you want now?

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what are you reading?

i love books!

i love reading, studying, learning. i love novels, personal growth, biographies, wellbeing, nature, and so many more.

i can get lost in a book, captivated and curious. what’s going to happen next? what new information am i going to read and learn that will help me to become a better me? what am i going to read in the next page, the next chapter, the next book that’s going to help me to grow and expand?

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books have given me so much, i am who i am today because of the books that i have read. i have many books – some books i’ve read multiple times, i have a stack of books yet to read. i have books that i have read just a bit and set aside, i have books that i read a little from every day.

many books have been very significant in my life for my growth and expansion, being the best me, and in transforming me and my life.

  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • Five Wishes by Gay Hendricks
  • eat pray love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • The Why Cafe by John P. Strelecky
  • The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

currently i am reading The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer and Nature and the Human Soul by Bill Plotkin.

tell me, what has been a meaningful book to you? what are you reading now?

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time

do you spend your time in the past, future or in the present?

how do you spend your time? are you positive and grateful or are you negative and overwhelmed?

what do you do with time? doing things that are most important to you, or doing things because you are reacting to all that is around you?

is time going fast for you? is time going slow for you? are you aware of time?

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as much as i want to, as much as i do, and as much as i want to do even more – being in present moment awareness – i’m still getting pulled along with time. part of it’s a summer thing, time always seems to go faster in the summer. why is that? what is it about some ‘times’, some ‘activities’ that seem to make time go faster, or the opposite, make time go slower.

living in present moment awareness is how i like to live. to live in present moment awareness i choose what makes me happy, i choose to do what’s most important to me. and in those moments, somehow time slows down, it becomes non-existent, or not important. i am able to not worry about time, i am able to be and do, and not be accountable to a time line.

what are you doing when you lose track of time? what are you doing when time seems to stand still? what activities help you to live in present moment awareness?

time to let go of time and live in present moment awareness!

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trust

i am ready to let go and say hello to change. and that scares me!

trust the universe! trust myself!

i know that what i vision for me is. trust it! grow it!

allow the abundance of the universe to create the life that i want to live and enjoy.

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trust. believe. imagine. create. love. let go. allow. trust!

be! do! experience! live!

what do you need to let go of? what change do you want to say hello to?

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change

when do you know it’s time for change in your life?

are you aware it’s time for a change?

or are you ignoring it? keeping yourself busy and allowing distractions into your life.

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are you taking the risk needed to change and grow? are you being true to yourself and doing what’s most important to you? are you creating the life that you want to live?

or are you living to please others instead of yourself and conforming to what others are expecting from you?

do you have a challenge in your life right now? how is it making you feel? how do you want to feel? what can you do to feel that way now?

take the risk! change is growth, and it’s time to grow!

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comfort

What do you want? Are choosing what it is that you most want?

Or, are you living a life that you are comfortable living?

It is easy to get comfortable, to think that we are living  the life that we want to live, which we most the time are. But… are you growing? expanding? creating? Are you becoming more? Are you doing more?

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I get comfortable in my life. And I am so happy and grateful when I become aware that I have become comfortable in an area of my life; that I am not being all that I want to be, that I am not doing all that I want to do, that I am not experiencing all that I want to experience.

What do I want? What is most important to me? Am I doing all that I can? Am I creating the life that I want to live, or am I living in ‘comfort’?

It is time for me to ‘rock the boat’ in some areas of my life. I feel it, I am aware of it, and now it is time to create the life that I want to live and experience in those areas of my life!

What do you want? Are you creating the life that you want to live, or are you living in ‘comfort’? Is it time for you to rock the boat?

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Imagination and Gratitude

Do you know that you can choose to be grateful? Gratitude is an attitude, and we choose our attitude. We choose how we are going to respond to any situation. We choose how we are going to respond in each moment that we live and experience.

If you don’t like what is happening, or you don’t like how you are feeling, you can choose to feel positive feelings, you can choose to feel gratitude.

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Gratitude has made a big difference in my life. It is gratitude that has tipped my life from feeling negative throughout the day to feeling positive throughout the day. Choosing to be grateful from the small to the big has changed me and transformed me. As I chose to be grateful and focused on the positive, I attracted and created more and more positive in my life.

I had moments in my life that I was feeling so low, so lost, so alone and I knew that I had to start focusing on positive. It is with gratitude that I was able to switch my focus to positive thoughts. I would open my journal and begin to write, “I am so happy and grateful for …” and I would begin to list what I was happy and grateful for. Some days this was not easy to do, I didn’t feel happiness for anything but my kids. And that is where I would start. “I am so happy and grateful for my kids, the sunshine, blue skies, coffee, sitting in the sun, green grass, kids playing outside, my deck” and slowly it would expand. “my job, being able to work from home, having a home, having a car, my family, my Grandpa, going to my Grandpa’s lake home, time spent with my family, traditions.” And slowly it would expand more into some of my wants and goals, and now all the way to my dreams and desires. “my business, reading, learning, a retreat center, writing a book, living in my dream home on the lake, traveling the world, being surrounded by nature.” Journaling in this way turned my negativity into positivity, and being able to focus on positive dreams and desires has made all the difference in my life.

I began to believe and trust more and more of the dreams and desires that I wrote about. I began growing and expanding, first in feeling good and positive more and more. Then expanding, like the ripples in the water, into all areas of my life and my being who I wanted to be, doing what I wanted to do and experiencing what I wanted to experience.

As I was grateful for what I wanted, I used my imagination. Imagination activated my power. The power we all have within ourselves to create the life that we want to live. Napoleon Hill wrote, “… imagination is the most marvelous, miraculous, inconceivably powerful force the world has ever known.”

With our imagination, we can build the picture of what we want. We can create the vision for the life that we want to live. With our imagination, we can clarify who we want to be, what we want to do and what we want to experience.

What are you grateful for? Are you imagining the life you want to live?

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journey

Our journey is all our life’s moments. Our growth and expansion to being who we want to be, doing what we want to do, and experiencing what we want to experience. Our journey is little moments and big moments, little experiences and big experiences. It is the ups and downs, the challenges and celebrations of living a life that is continually changing, growing and transforming.

How often are you living in the moment? How often are you aware that this NOW moment is the only moment there is, the only moment that matters?

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Awareness of who you are and what you want is what allows you to make the positive choices in the now moment to live and to create the life that you want to live. Awareness that you are responsible for your choices is what allows you to be positive and grateful for what you are living, to enjoy the moment – your life journey.

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What do you want?

I ask myself, “What do I truly want?” and “What is most important to me?”

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I have been distracted from being and doing what I truly and what is most important to me. I have been distracted by big things and little things.

I’ve known what  I want, but I haven’t taken action. I haven’t been trusting to the knowing of what I want.

I do not have to be scared. I do not have to please others and fit into their image of me.

I have to be who I want to be! Abundant and free! Living in truth and creating the life that I want to live!

Are you doing what you truly want? Are you doing what is most important to you?

Be who you want to be! Do what you want to do!

Live Your Truth!