SELACIA – Setting Your Foundation – Tools for Joyful Living in 2019

Setting Your Foundation - Tools for Joyful Living in 2019

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We as a society are sitting at a precipice – our whole world is turned upside down as we begin 2019. In this article I provide guidance on how to set your foundation for navigating what’s unfolding. Continue reading to understand the mindset, life structure, and actions needed now.

Mindset

Let’s begin with the mindset essential for this year. Remember to factor in quantum. This means a higher view and the long-term involving cycles of time.

Your mindset must be flexible enough to weather the storms of these moments. These are fast-changing times, with ongoing uncertainty and surprising developments. Your mindset must be able to accommodate these erratic scenarios. Not easy, but that’s the goal.

Do your best to stay positive and heart-centered. Optimism, combined with flexibility and openness, needs to be at the enter of your foundation. Yes, you will have angry moments and there’s plenty to be irritated about, but if you can be mindful and stay positive about the big picture, your foundation will support you through the ups-and-downs.

As a reminder, we are here to learn from one another, remembering how to love. When we don’t see love in our world we can take the high road of spirit and learn from what we’re seeing so we can change things. Don’t allow judgments of “what is” to cause you to hate. Use your love to be the different one in the crowd, radiating your love to all who will receive it.

Life Structure

How you set up your life structure has a lot to do with your success this year. Examples:

  1. having an established daily time for meditation and reflection
  2. finding exercise you enjoy and doing it regularly throughout the week
  3. surrounding yourself with others who are a positive uplifting force in your life
  4. associating with people who help inspire your creativity
  5. setting healthy boundaries of who and what you let into your space
  6. discovering a deeper connection to both your inner wisdom and spirit
  7. re-inventing how you use your time, energy and focus to create the life you want
  8. working with trusted experts who can perceive where you are blocked and help you to transform.

Actions

A joyful life can be yours as your actions are in integrity with what you think, say, and believe. Examples:

  1. you think to yourself how important a relationship or project is – then take action steps that demonstrate your commitment
  2. you say to a colleague that you will complete something for your upcoming meeting – then take action steps to carry out this commitment
  3. you believe in freedom and democracy – then take action steps like educating yourself on issues and voting.

“Predictions 2019”

Learn more about working with 2019 events and energies in my “Predictions 2019” eBook out soon! If you are on my mailing list you’ll be first to know. I’ll be giving you a grounded spiritual view of what’s coming, how to work with societal and planetary energies, what you need to do to change the status quo (yours and the world’s), and a practical guide for living your best life throughout the year. This is the third year it’s been in eBook form, expanded beyond the main article I’ve done since the 1990s. Changing times necessitated a new format with expanded content.

Moving Ahead

I look forward to sharing more with you during this pivotal year. Know meanwhile that your energy and presence on the planet matters. You are here on purpose, as are billions of others across the world. Most of them you will never meet this life. Some of them you will meet and cherish. Others you will encounter and perhaps wish you hadn’t crossed paths. Do your best to be open-minded and avoid taking things personally. Use what you see, however, as a catalyst for your spiritual path. While that path may be about countless things – at your core the path is to return to love, to wholeness, and to be one who builds bridges creating an enlightened society.

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Pat Cegan – Nothing Extra – 5-30-18

Simple nothing extraneous using resources wisely learning how little I need to have a life full of riches

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ERA OF LIGHT – Council of Radiant Light – How Your Experience Comes About – 7-30-17

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Hello Divine Ones,

It’s good to be with you. We see that as we converse with you upon your capacity to create your experience through intentional use of your focus, some of you are starting to relate to your life with a increasing sense of curiosity.

Curiosity is a beneficial perspective to have toward anything – because it opens up your sense of possibility. Some of you are already starting to consider that you might be able to accomplish things you hadn’t thought of before, and this is a really nice thought to think.

Allow yourself right now to consider that you could actually accomplish a state of thriving that you never before considered.
Just allow yourself to think that thought right now, “I might be capable of accomplishing a state of thriving and well-being, that I’ve never before considered possible.”

Allow yourself to consider that everything about your embodiment is capable.

https://eraoflight.com/2017/07/30/council-of-radiant-light-how-your-experience-comes-about/

For example, your body is really smart and made for this experience. Remember that the cells of your body come about because there’s an energy template that is your body. The energy of all that you are, and the energy of this planet, get projected into this energy pattern and it becomes what you know as your physical form. There’s a pattern that gives rise to your physical body, and this pattern and your body are intelligent, coherent and perfect.

Energy from all that you are and from the planet is continually flowing into this energy pattern. That pattern manifests your physical form. That pattern isn’t broken. There’s nothing wrong with that pattern. That pattern is perfection. That pattern is perfection, and it is because of that pattern which cannot be broken, that your body is innately resilient.

So then, considering with this example of your physical form, why then isn’t your body always in a feel good, great way? You might wonder that. It seems like an obvious question given what we’ve just shared. Well, the reason your body is not always optimized is because you are a powerful creator and sometimes, inadvertently or not, you’re creating things that defer well-being, that manifest a different expression of your body. That in a sense, diminish the effective of your capacity to thrive. You can do this, because you create your experience, which means you can open up more thriving, or diminish your thriving, by how you use your focus.

Today we want to lay the groundwork by talking about the basics of how you create your reality. How your experience comes about.

For anybody’s that new to this idea and as a reminder for anybody who’s already working with this approach to your life, a lot of the ways that you learn best are by repetition. You’re continually new in every present moment. Whatever you pay attention to is what’s going on within you and so reminding yourself and repeating the things that empower you the most is really beneficial.

You’ll notice in our conversations there is a certain amount of repetition and that is quite intentional. So we’ll do some of that today as a way of ensuring that we’re all on the same bandwidth, the same vibe in terms of mindset.

We’ll continue to use the example of your physical well-being yet you can apply these principles to all of your life.

The easiest way to optimize your physical state is to do things that feel better and more harmonious and more peaceful to you. This includes thinking in ways that feel better as well as living in ways that feel better.

If you were to take to heart the perspective that we’ve shared before – that there is only now, you would see new possibilities are ever present for you. Creation happens in the present. Nothing about the past is playing out in the present unless you give it your attention. So realizing this power of the present moment, you would not only feel a sense of possibility, you might start to actually live more fully in the present.

Nothing is more powerful. Nothing is more powerful than embracing the idea that you create your own experience of life and that all your power lies only in the present.

Nothing can liberate you faster or easier from anything, from anything you dislike, anything you want to change, anything you find challenging. Nothing can make things better faster than realizing and embracing that you create your own experience and that all your power lies in the present and living that.

So now we want to summarize how you might live this because that’s not just an idea that in and of itself makes your life different. The knowing of it doesn’t change anything unless you do things differently based on this, so there are practical reliable ways to apply this perspective in your life and here they are.

Understand that your attention to anything includes that thing in your experience; it activates the energy of that in your energy field.
Your attention is inclusive. You cannot say, “No,” to something if you’re giving it your attention. You might think you’re saying no but you’re saying yes. So, your attention to anything includes it vibrationally in your energy field and anything that’s resonant with what’s in your energy field can come into your life.

Your attention is doing stuff all the time. What you’re paying attention to is doing stuff all the time and you know what you’re doing with your attention – which is what you’re doing vibrationally – at any given moment by how you feel emotionally. You know this by how you feel emotionally. Your emotions are a reliable and accurate guidance system showing you moment to moment to moment what you are doing vibrationally.

Why does this matter? Because everything is energy and energy, pure potential energy, pure positive energy, unstructured energy moves into form in a very precise manner. It’s brought into one of those patterns – like your body – through the structuring power of your attention, the power of consciousness.

So, consciousness in some distinct aspect of focus, like a human being, like a non-physical energy field like us, gives attention in a particular way and through that, structures energy. You might even think of it as begins to “inform,” making into form, pure positive energy.

Consciousness structures energy. You could think of this structuring activity, as thought. You can’t have an experience without having a thought about it, and it’s the emanation of the thoughts you’re having, which structure energy, which create.

Everything that you’re emanating vibrationally that’s being transmitted throughout all of Creation is based on whatever your point of view is in the present. Pure positive energy is brought into more structured focus by attention of consciousness, that which you think of as thought.

Everything that you experience in your own life, everything that comes into your personal experience of life, what we like to call your personal reality, is resonant with an active energy within your field. Meaning nothing that you haven’t activated the essence of vibrationally can show up in your life. It just can’t.

Nothing will ever happen to you that you don’t have the active essence of in your energy field. The way to get things to stop happening isn’t to say no to them because by paying attention to them, you include them. The way to get things to stop happening, and this is the hardest step for everyone in embodiment to make, is to learn to withdraw your attention from them and place your attention on something else.This is sometimes called pivoting.

Any time you have an emotion that is uncomfortable for you, that’s guidance. That’s not a trigger to worry or panic or get in a tizzy over, it’s just guidance. Emotions indicate, show you  what you’re doing vibrationally. Uncomfortable emotions show that right now you’re out of sync with what you really want. You’re not in harmony with the things you’ve decided you care about, that you want your life to be like. So the vastness you are, which has embraced, become, expanded into, everything you’ve chosen, has a particular energy expressing the leading edge of you. When you have veered out of sync with who you really are, which is what we call the vastness of your eternal energy, you feel what you know as negative emotion; indications you’re out of sync with who you truly are.

When you are paying attention to something in your life in a way that is different than the wholeness you are sees it, you don’t feel good. You have emotions that indicate you’ve lost some of your alignment. So, you could pivot. You could remind yourself that you care about this guidance that you’re receiving because everything happens vibrationally and it’s good to know what you’re doing vibrationally.

You could decide that you’re going to appreciate the feelings, even the ones you don’t like and then you’re going to remind yourself what they mean. They mean, “I’m out of sync with something that matters to me,” and then you could ask yourself a very important question: What do I want? Because clearly you’re looking at something that is, in some way focused on what you don’t want. That’s why you have negative emotion.

So when you have that feeling and you recognize it as guidance, you can relate to it in a different way and this is how you reliably apply these things in your life. The tuning of this – of you – to who you truly are happens in the seemingly mundane moments of life, day to day to day, now, now, now, and again now by noticing how you feel emotionally.

When you’re not feeling as good emotionally as you can, you know that there’s guidance there for you and it’s an amazing opportunity to refine what’s active in your energy field, by paying attention to yourself.

When you have negative emotion, there’s guidance there saying this is an opportunity to refine your energy, to come into a life experience that’s more and more to your liking.

You’ll know when you’ve successfully done it, when you’ve shifted, because you’ll feel better immediately. Then, better feeling experiences will follow in your manifest unfolding. That’s the sequence – things happen first energetically, so you’ll notice improved feelings before the manifestations in your daily life improve.

So the way that you pivot when you find yourself noticing negative emotion, indications you’re in less alignment, is you ask yourself: What do I want? What do I want?

Ailia’s been playing lately with pivoting when she walks her dog. She walks for an hour, hour and a half every morning and she will find invariably at some point during the walk that Lily starts to pull on the leash in ways she finds too much. Then, often she gets very irritated. She’ll have to remind herself: Well, what do I want? What do I want? Then she’ll say, and this is the phrase she’s been using which you might try, “I am looking forward to….”

So she’ll say to herself, “I am looking forward to walking easily with Lily. I’m looking forward to having more parts of our walk where I can let her off the leash and I don’t even have to hold onto her. I am looking forward to having more fun.” And then she’ll just go on if she feels like it with other things she’s looking forward to.

She had an amazing experience this weekend with that because they walked very early in the heat and because it was very early, they walked really long, almost twice as long as normal and Lily started to really pull because she started to get hot before Ailia got hot. Ailia got irritated, and then she thought: Oh, this is my guidance system and it’s showing me I am out of sync with who I am. What do I want?

Then she did what we just told you. She said, “I am looking forward to Lily being more content on our walks. I am looking forward to looking at Lily and seeing Lily happy and enjoying our walks. I am looking forward to Lily and I being in perfect sync on our walks. I am looking forward to feeling no concern about Lily in the heat and knowing that Lily’s having a good time.”

She went on like this for a little bit and within a block or two, on a street that they never walk on, she came to a house and next to the driveway of that house was the most amazing thing. There was a large ceramic pot, like those used for outdoor plants. This pot was underneath a tree, and amazingly, that pot had been turned into a drinking fountain! The spot it was in was shady and pretty, and there were flowers all around it. At the base of this beautiful drinking fountain was a metal water bowl for dogs! It was attached on a little chain for people to use to get water for their dogs. She couldn’t believe it. So she rinsed it out a few times and filled it up and put it down for Lily and Lily had some cool water and played a bit in the shade, and there it was: she and Lily having a wonderful walk.

So this is how it works. Everything that comes into your personal experience of life, your personal reality is resonant with an active energy within your energy, meaning nothing you have not activated the essence of vibrationally can show up in your life.

Because Ailia had just had these thoughts about how she wanted her walk to go and while she was having them by thinking, “I am looking forward to…” she was not resistant at all. She was just feeling good thinking these thoughts and feeling how it will feel when those things show up, and how nice it will be and then she just continued on, and she didn’t think about it very much. She didn’t try very hard and then it showed up, like fast. She could have thought differently and our guess is she would have been walking on the other side of the street and not found this amazing little oasis. Think about that.

This is how it works for you. This is the power of your experience. You and only you can create your energy field, and you create your energy field by how you use your attention, and you know how you’re using it because of the emotions you feel. You’re infinitely powerful because you’re infinitely free every moment to think how you want to think. No one can think for you. Only you.

Having a thriving life happens in the present. It happens with opening up to the possibility that your life might achieve a state of being that is far beyond anything you could ever ask for or imagine.

Ailia in her wildest dreams never thought to imagine a drinking fountain in a giant terra cotta pot around the corner. She would have never thought to imagine it and yet it was far better than what she was asking for, and it accomplished what she was asking for and it happened in a snap.

We just lay this out there for you to think about today because you and Ailia are the same. You’re completely absolutely powerful, sovereign and free because you’re infinitely capable to choose how you think and what you give your attention to and therein lies all of your power.

We are complete.
We are the Council of Radiant Light.

» Source – Channel: Ailia Mira

PAT CEGAN – Stepping Stones – 7-5-17

My destiny is but a path of stepping stones

Life’s design is a Monet of single dots

Each moment, each breath an eternity

My destiny is but a path of stepping stones

A book is read not by chapters but by words

Oh foolish one, walk the path stone by stone ..

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Lisa Edwards – Stop Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop and Start Living Fully – 4-1-17

 Lisa Edwards   –   Stop Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop and Start Living Fully   –   4-1-17

http://tinybuddha.com/blog/why-need-stop-pretending/

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“Use your precious moments to live life fully every single second of every single day.” ~Marcia Wieder

I recently came back from an amazing vacation overseas with my family. All of our travel went smoothly, everyone stayed healthy, and there wasn’t any drama or conflict among family members. Other than one flight being delayed, it was perfect.

On the way home from the trip my heart and soul were soaring from the fun we had enjoyed, savoring the memories in my mind and feeling grateful. I noticed, though, that when I returned home my mind slowly started to shift. Not because of the usual dread of coming back from vacation, but rather because things actually continued to go well at home.

My adjustment to my jet lag was fine, and the first day back at work was actually nice. By all measures I should have continued to feel pretty happy! Instead, I began to anticipate that something bad would happen.

I could hear the voice in my head reminding me that I had just enjoyed ten days of vacation, so surely it was time for something negative to take place—a cold, stress at work, something.

It was almost as if I was inviting something bad into my life to temper the positivity I was feeling in the moment.

Some people describe this is as “waiting for the other shoe to drop,” and in my family we called it “Catholic guilt.”

As I’ve grown older, I’ve done this a little too often, in several different areas of life.

If my kids have been healthy for a good stretch, I start to have sneaky thoughts about how they’re “due soon” for a bout of some type of illness.

If my finances are under control, I’ll wonder if we’ll have an unexpected repair that will take us off course.

It’s not a concern if those thoughts float in and out, but I seem to have problems when they linger and begin to detract from what I am doing in the present.

The truth is that life does change constantly, and there are ebbs and flows between happiness and pain.

In one instant our situations can shift so drastically that we will be left reeling, so expecting that every day will be wonderful is obviously both unrealistic and unhelpful. Yet I’ve found that anxiously awaiting some sort of tragedy or pain often diminishes my current happiness.

Waiting for the other shoe to drop is this tricky way that we rob ourselves of a good feeling in the now because we are nervously anticipating something negative in the future.

A balance between fear about the future and a naive optimism is possible; we could call this space living fully.

Living fully is where we acknowledge that life will bring suffering and beauty, pain and happiness, challenge and comfort, and it will all come at different times. If we live fully, we do our best to float gracefully between these times, aiming not to get “stuck” in a space of overwhelming tension.

This is not an easy task, but below are some suggestions for those who want to decide not to wait in constant fear of that other shoe dropping.

Tips for Living Fully

1. Find time to be present.

The beauty of being present is that, by definition, it doesn’t allow you to be anywhere else. When you find time to be in the moment, anticipatory thoughts about bad things happening may enter your mind, but you will gently and swiftly guide them to the side.

Each of us has our unique ways of being present, whether it be a yoga class or exercise, quiet observation of nature, or meditation. Even a few minutes of quiet can be helpful in getting centered and focused.

2. Try savoring.

Just like you might enjoy a good glass of wine or a bite of cheesecake, you can also savor positive emotions or events.

For example, I could recall the vacation I took overseas, reliving a particularly fun outing or adventure. I could talk about the trip with my family and coworkers, and look at pictures. As I do that I would begin to bring back those memories, and those positive emotions associated with these memories would also come back.

3. Introduce some logic to your thoughts.

Sometimes our thoughts can run away from us, going down a path that we know isn’t logical or helpful.

In the case of anticipating something negative, I’ve found that I can best stop the thoughts with this simple reasoning: “Yes, it is inevitable that something bad will happen at some point, but I don’t know when or where. So, I might as well enjoy what I’m feeling now so later I won’t regret not having enjoyed that time when things were going well.”

4. Practice gratitude.

Being aware of what we have in our lives orients us to the present. We can always find something or someone to appreciate, and in showing this appreciation we gain an increased awareness of its beauty.

Expressing gratitude can be private (e.g., keeping a gratitude journal or list) or public (e.g., writing a letter of thanks to someone), but I’m preferential to personal reminders of gratitude.

For example, when I am feeling the joy of doing something I love or spending time with friends and family, I try to remember to say to myself: “this moment is good.” Just saying that brings me to the present and acknowledges my gratitude in the moment.

5. Spend time with people who also like to live fully.

It’s no mystery that emotions can be contagious. Friends or loved ones who are perpetually negative can influence our mindset, particularly if we find ourselves feeling anxious or dreading something negative happening.

While we shouldn’t avoid or shun friends who are struggling, we can be purposeful about finding time to spend with those who give us a burst of positive energy through their ability to live fully.

Our lives are in flux, and change is inevitable. By not constantly waiting for the bad stuff to happen, and instead focusing on the now, we can flow more easily, joyfully, and fully through our days.

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About Lisa Edwards

Lisa Edwards, PhD is a psychologist and professor who writes about positive psychology, motherhood and faculty life at hopefulmama.com. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

POWERFUL, TOUCHING & WISE LIFE ADVICE FROM A DYING 24 YEAR-OLD MAN

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Courtesy of   https://cultureofawareness.com/2016/12/17/powerful-touching-wise-life-advice-dying-24-year-old-man/

By Anonymous, Reddit.com, Thanks to Conscious Life News

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The average life span in the US is somewhere in the vicinity of 70 years old (with women living slightly longer than men. It may not be long, but it’s long enough to make many of us forget how precious each moment is – and how important it is to make the most of each one.

For that reason, we’re reposting a reddit thread written by a 24 year old man dying of terminal cancer. His face and name are unknown, but his heart and wisdom are clear. He called this thread, “my last tie” and the photo below is the actual image he attached to the post:

I am only 24 years old, yet I have actually already chosen my last tie. It’s the one that I will wear on my funeral a few months from now. It may not match my suit, but I think it’s perfect for the occasion.

The cancer diagnosis came too late to give me at least a tenuous hope for a long life, but I realized that the most important thing about death is to ensure that you leave this world a little better than it was before you existed with your contributions . The way I’ve lived my life so far, my existence or more precisely the loss of it, will not matter because I have lived without doing anything impactful.

Before, there were so many things that occupied my mind. When I learned how much time I had left, however, it became clear which things are really important. So, I am writing to you for a selfish reason. I want to give meaning to my life by sharing with you what I have realized:

DO WORK YOU LOVE

Don’t waste your time on work that you don’t enjoy. It is obvious that you cannot succeed in something that you don’t like. Patience, passion, and dedication come easily only when you love what you do.

DON’T LET OTHER’S OPINIONS STOP YOU FROM BEING YOU

It’s stupid to be afraid of others’ opinions. Fear weakens and paralyzes you. If you let it, it can grow worse and worse every day until there is nothing left of you, but a shell of yourself. Listen to your inner voice and go with it. Some people may call you crazy, but some may even think you‘re a legend.

MAKE BOLD DECISIONS & TAKE ACTION

Take control of your life. Take full responsibility for the things that happen to you. Limit bad habits and try to lead a healthier life. Find a sport that makes you happy. Most of all, don’t procrastinate. Let your life be shaped by decisions you made, not by the ones you didn’t.

DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVED ONES FOR GRANTED

Appreciate the people around you. Your friends and relatives will always be an infinite source of strength and love. That is why you shouldn’t take them for granted.

It is difficult for me to fully express my feelings about the importance of these simple realizations, but I hope that you will listen to someone who has experienced how valuable time is.

I’m not upset because I understand that the last days of my life have become meaningful. I only regret that I will not be able to see a lot of cool stuff that should happen soon like the creation of AI, or Elon Musk’s next awesome project. I also hope that the war in Syria and Ukraine will end soon.

We care so much about the health and integrity of our body that until death, we don’t notice that the body is nothing more than a box – a parcel for delivering our personality, thoughts, beliefs and intentions to this world. If there is nothing in this box that can change the world, then it doesn’t matter if it disappears. I believe that we all have potential, but it also takes a lot of courage to realize it.

You can float through a life created by circumstances, missing day after day, hour after hour. Or, you can fight for what you believe in and write the great story of your life. I hope you will make the right choice.

Leave a mark in this world. Have a meaningful life, whatever definition it has for you. Go towards it. The place we are leaving is a beautiful playground, where everything is possible. Yet, we are not here forever. Our life is a short spark in this beautiful little planet that flies with incredible speed to the endless darkness of the unknown universe. So, enjoy your time here with passion. Make it interesting. Make it count!

Thank you!

What Would You Like Your Life to Be? | Heavenletters — Rainbow Wave of Light

God said: Let go of that whole idea of tit for tat, for this gets you nowhere. Of course, if someone is wonderful to you, you want to reciprocate in kind. Loving is a goal you set for yourself yet not for anyone else. Be the love you long to receive. In love, you […]

via What Would You Like Your Life to Be? | Heavenletters — Rainbow Wave of Light

Quote for the day… 4 August 2016 — dreamweaver333

Originally posted on Our Shifting Perspective: Bookstore Gift Shop ~

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Kryon 2016 – Life is to be Enjoyed, not Endured

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A rich life with less stuff | The Minimalists | TEDxWhitefish

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6 Common Traits Among People Who Live Peaceful Lives That Might Surprise You — peoples trust toronto

http://ift.tt/29GHozo by Andrew Martin, Collective-Evolution 1. Let Go Of The Ego And Just Be Yourself “Take time to be an impartial observer of life particularly when an ending is causing despair.” Lao Tzu We don’t need to be anything or anyone. We need to impress no one. As a society we have become concerned with […]

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When you have a lot to do, choose your mood as you do those things! — joypassiondesire

It doesn’t matter how much you have to do, you can still choose your mood as you do those things. You can choose to do them and feel a little worse or you can choose to do them and feel a little better. When you deliberately choose to improve your mood – no matter how […]

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Marquita Herald @ Emotionally Resilient Living – 31 Ways to Quickly Regain Inner Peace – 4-27-16

Regain Inner Peace

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Marquita Herald @ Emotionally Resilient Living   –    31 Ways to Quickly Regain Inner Peace  –   4-27-16

By Marquita Herald, Emotionally Resilient Living

Courtesy of   https://cultureofawareness.com/2016/04/27/31-ways-to-quickly-regain-inner-peace/

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Even when we know all the right things to do to manage the stress of this noisy, hectic world of ours, it’s natural for there to occasionally be times when even the most confident among us needs to sooth overwhelmed emotions, calm frayed nerves and regain inner peace. There are of course many ways to do this, but it helps to create a list of resources (think of it as your stress management toolkit) to have on hand for just when you need it most.

So, to complete our month-long focus on stress-awareness, I have compiled a list of activities, resources, and tools for you to use. This is longer than my usual post, but I believe you’ll find it worthwhile and if you like what you read, you’ll be happy to know you can download a copy (including relevant links) at the end.

Easy Ways to Quickly Regain Inner Peace

1.Breathe: Try this power breath, inhale for 4 seconds, and then imagine releasing your stressful feelings when you exhale for the following 6 seconds. Repeat 10 times.

2.Release Your Worries to the Universe: Visit the Quiet Place Project where you can type all your problems into The Thoughts Room and watch them disappear into the stars.

3.Write in a Journal: To reap the full benefits or journaling, go beyond the superficial by learning to use your journal for personal growth. It’s an invaluable tool to solve problems, get to know yourself better, clarify your thoughts and reduce stress by expressing your feelings – sadness, anger, and frustration.

4.Get Moving: It really doesn’t matter what you do here; just move out of your head and into your body for at least 5 minutes. Dance to your favorite song, jump up and down, do some head rolls or shoulder shrugs, move in a way that feels good to your body and your natural rhythm.

5.Do Nothing: Head over to the Do Nothing for 2 Minutes website and then just sit back – don’t touch your keyboard or anything else – listen to the waves and relax.

6.Express Your Gratitude: You may not feel like it when you’re stressed, but most people have way more to be grateful for than they realize. Making a habit of listing things you’re grateful for in your journal will give you a place to go for a quick reminder when you need it.

Tip: Typical advice recommends listing 5 things you are grateful for each day. I suggest you consider listing just one or two things and then 5 reasons you are grateful for each of them. What this does is force you to really focus and that generates more emotion and meaning.

Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

7.Release the Tension: Find some place where you can be completely alone for at least a couple of minutes – even if it’s sitting in your car – and give yourself the gift of a mini ‘bitch, moan, whine, scream’ session to vent and release tension.

8. Focus on Your Senses: Drip some lavender, tea tree, citrus or another essential oil into your palm and then rub your hands together, moving them back and forth 10 times. Cup your hands over your nose and mouth and breathe in deeply for five rounds of breath. The soothing scents will help send stress and anxiety packing by stimulating smell receptors in the nose that connect to the part of the brain that regulates emotions.

9.Meditate: Just 5 or 10 minutes will help to calm and re-center you. Try this easy 5 minute guided calming meditation.

Tip: Download one of the many free meditation apps for your Smartphone so you’re prepared for a mental health break, where ever you are, just when you need it most.

10.Do a Random Act of Kindness: There are so many simple ways to help others, but a few ideas include stopping to talk to a homeless person, offer to run an errand for a neighbor or relative who can’t get around easily, say thank you – and mean it, buy a small bunch of flowers the next time you’re at the grocery store and after you’ve checked out give them to the person in line behind you.

Tip: For many more ideas here’s a link to 101 Easy Ideas for Random Acts of Kindness.

11.Have a Good Cry: No really, it’s okay to cry! Tears are your body’s release valve for stress, sadness, anger, grief and frustration. For both men and women, tears are a sign of courage, strength, and authenticity.

12.Create a Feel-Good Collection: What TV shows are guaranteed to make you laugh? Are there songs that never fail to make you smile? For example, classic I Love Lucy is guaranteed to make me laugh, and my favorite music video is Uptown Funk with Bruno Mars. I have a small collection bookmarked and anytime I need a pick-me-up I take a break and treat myself.

13.Create a Zen Zone: Hiding in a bathroom stall or stretching out in the back seat of your car may not sound calming, but when you seriously need to shut out the world for a couple of minutes they’ll do. At home, there’s always a soothing bubble bath or you might think in terms of the “man cave” analogy and create an area with a comfortable place to sit or curl up, some incense or scented candles where you can disappear for a few minutes when you need some space. Top it off with an attractive sign you can hang on the door to let others know you’re on a mental health break.

14.Hang Out with Your Pet: Cuddling, and playing with our four legged family members is a proven way to help us feel happier and less stressed.

15.Get Some Sun: A boost of vitamin D can keep the blues at bay. Head outside for a brisk walk around the block, or just take off your shoes and walk barefoot in the grass, even better head to the beach and dig your toes in the sand.

16.Try Progressive Relaxation: Progressive relaxation involves tensing the muscles in one body part at a time to achieve a state of calm. Start with your toes and work your way up: tighten your foot muscles as much as you can, then relax them. Make your way up, tightening and relaxing each muscle until you’ve finished with your face. It may seem silly, but this practice can help reduce anxiety and stress.

17.Do Something Silly: Just go up to somebody on the street and say “You’re it!” and then run away. Okay, maybe not, but I figured it was time for an attention check, but you have to admit this would be pretty funny, and laughter is actually a terrific stress reliever! You can thank Ellen DeGeneres for this suggestion. 🙂

18.Give Yourself a Stress Relieving Hand Massage No time to run out and get a massage? No problem! Try this DIY hand massage for instant relaxation that calms a pounding heart

19.Unplug: Seriously, turn the phone off, walk away from the computer and give yourself a half hour of uninterrupted quiet time. For all the great benefits of modern technology, smartphones, in particular, are linked to increased stress, as more and more people feel pressure to respond to messages at all times.

20.Take Time to Enjoy a Soothing Drink: Head to your favorite coffee shop and treat yourself to a peppermint mocha, chai tea or some other warm drink, BUT instead of rushing off actually sit and savor every single sip.

21.Count Backward: When worries are running rampant, try slowly counting to 10 and then back again to calm down. It’s harder to focus on whatever is stressing you out when you’re busy remembering what number comes before seven.

22.Use Creative Visualization: A short visualization is an easy way to re-center. Even the National Institute for Health recognizes the power of “guided imagery” to elicit a relaxation response. Simply make yourself comfortable (at your desk, in an empty conference room, in your car, sitting on your back porch, wherever!) and then picture a peaceful scene for a couple of minutes.

Tip: To learn more, visit the McKinley Health Center’s Relaxation Exercises page complete with guided imagery exercises you can download for free in MP3 format.

23.Rub Your Feet Over a Golf Ball: You can get an impromptu relaxing foot massage by rubbing your feet back and forth over a golf ball. Keep a golf ball or bottle under your desk so you can roll your feet on it when you feel stressed out. This not only soothes tense muscles but can also relieve mental and physical stress, fatigue and headaches

24.Squeeze a Stress Ball: On days when you want to strangle a co-worker, your neighbor, or the driver in the next lane, squeeze a stress ball instead. It’s an easy, portable, and non-violent way to relieve tension.

25.Drip Cold Water on Your Wrists: When stress hits, head for the bathroom and drop some cold water on your wrists and behind your earlobes. There are major arteries right underneath the skin, so cooling these areas can help calm the whole body.

26.Chew Gum: Chewing gum doesn’t just make your breath better — it can relieve anxiety, improve alertness and reduce stress.

If you are cold, tea will warm you. If you are heated, it will cool you. If you are depressed, it will cheer you. If you are stressed, it will calm you.

27.Create a Tea-Time Ritual: Studies have shown that a cup of tea can reduce stress, not just by drinking it but also because of the calming effect of the ritual of making the tea. So instead of microwaving a cup of hot water, actually put a kettle on and create your own tea ritual. Try some chamomile tea, known for its calming properties. Or, sip an aromatic cup of antioxidant-filled green tea — it’s a wonderful way to take a few minutes for yourself, unwind and feel that you’re being kind to your body.

28.Do Something Creative: One of the reasons that clinical art therapy is so effective is that the act of drawing and creating art can help you relieve stress in several ways. There are many different options to explore, adult coloring books, paint (with or without brushes!), doodling, work with clay or learn to make origami.

29.Pray or say soothing mantras, chants or affirmations: If you are religious or spiritual you are likely already aware of the benefits of prayer. But there are many forms of expressing beliefs, hopes, and desires including mantras, chants, and even affirmations.

30.Massage Your Ears: An ear massage is a great way to release endorphins in your brain and make you feel good and it only takes a few minutes. Start by gently rubbing your earlobes with your thumb and index finger. Then squeeze the outer edges of your ears all the way to the top. These parts of your ears have tiny reflex points that can relax specific areas of your body. Finish by using your index fingers and middle fingers to massage behind the ears on the bony part of your skull.

31.Write and Burn: I saved my personal favorite for last! Grab a pen and a single sheet of paper and find a comfortable place to write. Set a timer or clock in front of you. This is important because you need to give yourself a full 8 to 10 minutes to get everything out of this exercise.

Now start writing and DUMP all your emotions on that page – anger, jealousy, sadness, whatever is creating turmoil in your life at the moment. When you reach the bottom of the page just go back to the top and keep writing over what you’ve already written because the point is to really feel that you are dumping all of your emotional energy INTO THE PAPER. Treat that piece of paper as though it has actually captured these harmful emotions that have been stored within you.

When you’re done, find a safe place, and with as much ceremony as you can muster, burn that sucker and send all of the negative energy back to the Universe!

Bardia Rezaei – 7 Ways To Live More Intentionally – 3-4-16

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Bardia Rezaei   –   7 Ways To Live More Intentionally   –   3-4-16

By Bardia Rezaei, The Mind Unleashed

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My life has gone through a series of ups and downs over the last year. I’ve had incredible high’s and have experienced some deep, dark lows. I attribute my ability to bounce back from situations in life to living intentionally.

But what does that mean?

Well…I guess it means, in simple terms…knowing what you’re doing…at all times.

To me it means, being with yourself…feeling your breath on your lips when you breathe. Feeling the rise and fall of your chest. Feeling the ground underneath you when you walk. Watching your thoughts as you think and enjoying the moment of being alive.

Doing things intentionally isn’t nearly as common as you think.

Studies show that about 45% of what we do every day feels like decisions, but they’re actually habits.

That means almost half of the actions we take every day are actually happening on auto pilot.

Well, when we live on auto-pilot, we’re certainly not in full control of our lives, meaning that we’re giving a percentage of our control and power away to habits that we’ve formed in the past.

There is also a great chance that the habits you have either

  1. Aren’t serving you to the highest potential
  2. Possibly Destructive

The reason I say that is that there is a fundamental truth about Humans: We aren’t perfect. Even people performing at a very high level could always improve at something. There’s always a way to be more efficient in our lives. And there is always room for improving our mental game.

I’m sure you’ve also heard about the concept that 70-90% of our thoughts are the same as yesterday.

Well…if you’re in it to win it. Having the same thoughts over and over again probably isn’t serving you either.

So…

Here are 10 ways To Live More Intentionally so that you have more control over your life and ultimately become happier.

 1.Write Things Down

Make lists. Write things down. It truly works wonders. People often overestimate some abilities while they underestimate others. Most people overestimate their ability to stay organized, remember things and follow through on tasks or goals they need to achieve. Writing things down is one of the key’s that has helped me accomplish many of the things I’m proud of in my life. Don’t underestimate the power of a pen and paper. If you don’t usually write things down and you start the habit, you’re making a conscious decision to do something that is outside of your normal routine and pattern. By writing things down like your inner thoughts, feelings, daily tasks and goals you not only gain a better understanding of yourself through self-reflection but you also now have some additional motivation to follow through on the things you’ve written down.

2. Notice The Finer Details In Your Environment

When life becomes routine, our surroundings start to blend in and we start overlooking some of the little things. Ever wondered why moving to a new place, seeing a new site, or traveling is so gratifying or exciting? As humans, we’re predominantly visual creatures and our eyes play a big part in everything we feel. Consciously choosing to notice different things in your environment that you wouldn’t usually look at brings you back to yourself. It brings you back into your body and allows you cut the pattern you might be in at the moment. Our eyes are one of the greatest gifts we have as human beings and it’s important that we use them consciously and in a way that serves us.

3. Drink More Water

Water plays an incredibly important role in your health and unfortunately in today’s society, most people are dehydrated. With the abundance of processed foods, sugary drinks and restaurant options available, many people aren’t getting proper nutrition and still neglecting their water intake. By carrying around a large water bottle with you at all times, you’re not only contributing to your health (more energy, a clearer mind, better skin, more functional cells and better detoxification) you’re actually creating a positive habit that’s going to serve you well beyond most other habits you could form.

Taking a drink of water from your water bottle a few times per hour not only hydrates you, but also allows you to live consciously by breaking the pattern you are in and consciously choosing to do something positive for your health. Each positive thing you do builds momentum and momentum is the secret key to creating sustainable positive change.

4.  Learn To Say No

Learning to say no to is like a muscle. And with any new muscle that you haven’t worked out and strengthened, it’s going to be weak at first. Learning to say no can be one of the best things you can do for your life in the long run. Because it’s easy to say yes to the things that aren’t that good for you. And it’s easy to say yes to things that would distract you from what you need to be doing. Learning to say no allows you to take control of your life so that you can live more intentionally and more consciously.

5. Take Deep Breaths Often

Let alone the fact that many people aren’t engaging In some type of moderate or vigorous exercise regularly to get their blood flowing to oxygenate their muscles and cells, many people just don’t breathe deeply. By consciously taking deep breaths every so often, you bring yourself back into your body and break your pattern. Taking a moment to take a deep breathe is also a perfect time to be grateful for your health, the oxygen of the earth that is always there keeping you alive, and the moment you’re in. Because the truth is, that moment won’t last forever…

6. Stand Up For What You Believe In

All of us have things we feel strongly or are passionate about. And we’ve all been in a situation where we didn’t quite speak up about something, whether it was to fit in, not cause an argument, or we simply let it pass as “it’s not THAT important.” The problem with that is, is that every time you don’t say something when you want to, you end up walking away feeling a little dis-empowered. And feeling disempowered is never good for our growth.

The problem most people encounter when trying to stand up for what they believe in is that it opens them up to possible attack and criticism. In other words, haters. And most people are scared of that.

The flip side is, when you stand up for what you believe in, your life has the possibility to improve beyond your wildest dreams. Everything people want is on the other side of fear.

7. Do Something You Feel is Out of Your Character

Living intentionally doesn’t just mean breathing deeply and drinking more water. It means congruency between your thoughts and your actions. It means being in control of your life and the direction it’s headed.

That means that if you have thoughts about taking an action, take the action.

The world needs more action…from everyone.

You might have heard of Charles Cooley’s Looking glass Self which describes “Other people’s views build, change and maintain our self-image, and thus, there is an interaction between how we see ourselves and how others see us.”

To reduce this drastically, we could say that our personalities are a reflection of our “thoughts” about our environment. We might act, behave and think in a certain way as a result of us imagining that that is how our friends, family and acquaintances perceive us to be.

And so in turn…people create a box for themselves and for their life. They believe they can only do certain things and that other things are out of their reach.

But all that is false.

Doing something out of your character is one of the best ways to live intentionally. Because none of us have accomplished 100% of what we want in life and many people have things that they want to do, but are afraid of what might happen.

Doing something you think might be out of character is only in your head.

People accept you for who you are at face value.

The truth is that people aren’t in your head.

They don’t know your inner dialogue and every detail of your past.

They understand what you present them. So if you want to start acting “out of character” just do it. And you’ll find that people are far more accepting about it than you might have thought.

Living Intentionally through some of these practices are just some of the ways you can start taking control of your life, your health and your destiny. This post was inspired from my recent experiences and remembering that we are here on earth only for a short period of time…and that every moment is a gift.

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Found at:   http://cultureofawareness.com/2016/03/04/7-ways-to-live-more-intentionally/

Simon Atkins – Facing Daily Challenges – Never With Fear Or Frustration – 11-23-15 – Skyaia Show #61

 

Published on Nov 23, 2015

We all have them — challenges — but how we move through or around them can truly determine how we see life as “good” or “bad”, and how we make our lives full of fear or full of freedom. If you are facing challenges, of any sort, this might just help you put things into perspective.

(SIDE NOTE: we don’t know why the camera is acting “weird”; it doesn’t do this during the “live” show; so we are likely going to be changing the set-up as soon as possible to correct this; thank you for your patience!)

The Skyaia® Show is about the interconnectedness of human be-ings with our planet and the cosmos, our dreams & our plans with present & future risks, and attaining a greater awareness of the world around us. It’s about spiritual evolution, the meaning of our lives, our path ahead, and the risks from planetary threats & economic instabilities to the opportunities from personal growth to increasing abundance.

Dr. Simon Atkins, MBA, PhD, DSc is a climate risk economist, a planetary threat forecaster, solar expert, and energy medicine doctor. Simon is also an informant for the People, a spiritual pacifist and modern-day “business-monk”. Call him a ‘compassionate fighter’ for sovereign freedom, with a goal to move the planet forward. He lives many months of the year in Uruguay yet travels constantly around the globe.

The Skyaia® Show is broadcast every Monday at 8 pm Eastern, with your host, Dr. Simon Atkins. Tune-in to The Skyaia® Show to receive clarity, inspiration & knowledge to advance your future! See you soon!

A Vision of A Beautiful New World

Wes Annac – Love: Our New Way of Life – 1028015

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By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

http://wesannac.com/2015/10/28/love-our-new-way-of-life/

No matter our religion, culture, skin color or anything else we allow to divide us, love can bring us together. We’re capable of unity, but it requires us to embrace love, compassion and mutual respect. It’s easier said than done, but it’s not impossible.

Instead of letting our differences divide us, let’s learn to love each other for the things we have in common. Even if we have to step outside of our comfort zone to humor someone about their culture or beliefs, we don’t have to agree with them to respect them. We’re supposed to have different beliefs, because it’s what makes us unique. We can celebrate it as an essential aspect of the oneness we all share, but only when people are willing to see past their prejudice and find common ground.

Love, Compassion and Unity

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Love, compassion and unity are the answers to the world’s problems. Compassion and unity are by-products of love, and when we have love, we have them (and plenty more qualities) in abundance. More importantly, we’re willing to bring them to the surface. This not only allows us to creatively flow, but to uplift others in the process. What more could we want?

We can have all of this and more if we open up to love, and in my opinion, the world as a whole will have to open up to it before we can make a significant change. It would be great if even half the world loved and respected each other, but the other half would continue to disagree and fight. It wouldn’t be enough, and this makes our mission all the more important.

Religion Doesn’t Have to Divide Us

Religion divides us more than anything else, but there’s nothing wrong with sticking with a certain religion as long as you have love. If it helps you understand the great mystery of life while being a good person, then there’s nothing wrong with it. It becomes destructive when we fight over it, and we have to learn to respect each other’s unique views if we want to come together.

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Just because we hear someone out doesn’t mean we embrace their beliefs or their way of life, and even if we disagree with them, we can accept and respect them anyway. It’s simple, but it seems impossible for the world right now. We actually hold ourselves back by assuming it’s impossible, however, and the only reason it hasn’t happened is because enough people haven’t made it happen.

Live From the Heart

This is where we come in, and we have to live from the heart if we want to do this job correctly. Feel free to disagree, and you might see life and spiritual evolution in a totally different way. But heart-centeredness makes all the difference for me, and it not only enhances creativity, but frees me to give as much love to the world as I want.

I couldn’t write without love. I’ve tried before, and it never goes well. In fact, when I struggle to write, it’s usually because I’m not writing from the heart. I’m writing from a place of obligation, and it depletes my inspiration until I remember that love is the key – not just to creativity, but everything.

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Love inspires us to live with purpose and achieve great things. It encourages us to greet people with a smile instead of a snarl, and it helps us when we don’t think we can keep on. We only need to bring it up from within for it to improve our life and the lives of everyone we come in contact with, and the day the world can do this will be the day we free ourselves.

Our New Way of Life

Let’s make love our new way of life, and let’s keep in mind that it’s one of few ways into a higher consciousness. Not only that – it can inspire the unity that the world needs. We’ll no longer limit ourselves when we awaken to love, and with an open heart, we’ll live uniquely and encourage others to liberate themselves.

We’ll no longer reject people who think differently, and they too will eventually accept us for who we are. Everyone will be welcomed in a world driven by love, because we’ll know we’re one and we’ll no longer want to fight. We’ll bring an end to the barbaric violence in favor of peace and understanding, and thanks to love and true spiritual awareness, we’ll finally move forward as a species.

Archangel Michael via Victoria Cochrane – The Simple Things – 9-5-15

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Greetings, Beloveds.

I am Archangel Michael and I wish to speak to you today about the simple things. They are things you take for granted but are, in fact, some of the most important things for you to consider seriously.

What are these simple things? Breathing, thinking, praying, meditating, talking, seeing, hearing, doing. They are things people do every day, but all of them have a bearing on your health and wellbeing, depending on the manner in which you do them!

Your breath is one of your life forces. It oxygenates your blood, which is also a life force. Each breath you take brings you closer to death, as there are a certain number of breaths allocated to each lifetime. . Every breath you take is as important as the last and the air that you breathe creates its own vibration within your body as it mixes with your energy.

Deep breathing brings the most benefits as it saturates the blood with oxygen and allows the body to absorb optimum energy. Shallow breathing is much less productive and can actually lead to illness and health problems. Breathing mindfully allows you to be in full awareness of not only your breath but also your body – as you breathe deeply you can bring in air and light, relaxing your body and your mind. Your health will benefit as a result.

The way you think, talk, see and hear and ultimately act affect your health as well because they determine the vibration that you emit to the world. Do you see, hear, think and say things that are filled with light, or are your thoughts, words and deeds tinged with grey and bringing you down? Everything you think, say, do and believe creates your world.

When you breathe in breathe in light and love and breathe out gratitude. See the beauty in the sunset and hear the magic in the chorus of the birds. Speak kindly to others and erase unkind thoughts as soon as they surface. Love yourself and your body and show this love to others.

Now more than ever is the time to meditate and call on the angelic realm for guidance and assistance. We will always answer your call.

I AM Archangel Michael.

Victoria Cochrane

French Architect Envisions a Futuristic Sustainable Floating City Shaped Like a Manta Ray – 8-26-15

floating cityFrench Architect Envisions a Futuristic Sustainable Floating City Shaped Like a Manta Ray   –   8-26-15

From The Mind Unleashed, August 25, 2015

Lately, we have seen lots of impressive designs for futuristic underwater and floating ocean cities. In most of the cases, the idea to live in the ocean derives from the fact that one day the humanity may have no land left for new constructions due to the constant population growth and the ever-worsening state of the environment. However, a project by French architect Jacques Rougerie was inspired mainly by his love for the ocean.

In a recent interview, he called himself a “mérien,” which can be translated as “oceanite” or “one belonging to the sea.” Rougerie envisions to create the City of Mériens which will be populated by people who share his passion for the ocean and would be interested in studying the surrounding marine environment.

This 3,000 foot by 1,600 foot floating university city will be shaped like a manta ray and will have the capacity to accommodate 7,000 people, including researchers, professors and students. Apart from the living quarters, there will also be a number of laboratories and classrooms, as well as leisure and sport facilities.

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The city will be 100% self-sustaining, powered by renewable marine energy and equipped with innovative recycling systems. According to Rougerie, it will produce no waste at all. The idea is to build a city that not only will contribute to the exploration of the marine environment but will also have a zero impact on it.

It is not the first example of Rougerie’s aquatic architecture – his $50 million project named SeaOrbiter is currently under construction. This futuristic ship, which has already been dubbed “a starship Enterprise for the water,” is going to be a floating skyscraper and an innovative oceanography lab. Of course, there will be a place for SeaOrbiter on Rougerie’s City of Mériens – it will be located in the inner lagoon of the structure, along with other marine research vessels.

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Despite that the project is quite ambitious and can even seem utopian to some people, one day it may be implemented and we might see a real-life City of Mériens. 70-year-old Rougerie, who describes himself as a “pragmatic dreamer,” hopes to inspire younger generations to make his project a reality someday.

Found at:  http://cultureofawareness.com/2015/08/26/french-architect-envisions-a-futuristic-sustainable-floating-city-shaped-like-a-manta-ray/

Steve Beckow – Stewards of the Mother’s Wealth – – 6-27-15

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Steve Beckow

http://goldenageofgaia.com/2015/06/27/stewards-of-the-mothers-wealth/

I’m amazed at the number of people who will be opening foundations after the Reval. (1)

People in Ojai will, Montreal, Calgary, Seattle, Bellingham,  San Pedro, Tennessee, Wisconsin, on and on the list goes.

I’d like to contribute to building the context for these funding efforts by discussing stewardship, if you’d permit me.

Stewardship is contrasted with ownership. Ownership is my possession, management and disbursement of wealth for the purposes I have in mind.  Stewardship is the wise and equitable management of another’s wealth for the purposes that the real and legitimate owner has in mind.

The feeling of ownership – of me and mine – has deep roots. While we may pay lip service to doing service, at some deeper level we may still regard the funds we generate through currency exchanges as our own.

The Divine Mother is the owner of all money – and absolutely everything else that exists or doesn’t appear to exist.  The Divine Mother created everything that is. Without her maintaining the primal energy that upholds creation, everything would disintegrate beyond dust.

We are stewards of the Mother’s money, not its owners.  We’re to use that wealth to further the Mother’s plan.

The Mother has a plan for this age and this planet.

Her plan for this age is that all civilizations ready for it will ascend. Not all at once. The Third Dimension is beginning its round of Ascensions first, starting with Earth and extending out from there. We’re the experimental subjects in two new departures from previous Ascensions.

Our Ascension will be a mass event, rather than an individual one, as in the past. And our Ascension will see us keep the physical body, which will transform from carbon base to crystalline base, allowing us to accept the higher vibrations. Previously a person ascending discarded the physical body.

So everything the Company of Heaven is doing is being done for the first time, which accounts for a lot of the delays. (2)

In our case, those higher vibrations are known as the Fifth Dimension. But 200 years from now, Ascensions will be happening from the Seventh Dimension upward.  I know I’ll be there but guess what? I’m pretty sure that the same gang that’s throwing this party here on Earth (that is: you) will be throwing that party as well.

All of this is the Mother’s plan. The flow of abundance relieves the tremendous stresses and strains that all of us – and especially lightworkers – have been laboring under. Depending on what stage of abundance we’re talking about, life will improve dramatically.

If we’re talking simply about the Reval, then all will depend on how well the financial wayshowers (stewards) disburse the monies they receive. But not much later the general abundance program, called NESARA (National Economic and Social Reformation Act), (3) will relieve the distress of everyone.

Just as the first groups of private-placement people will probably be used to test the system before the Reval, so the Reval itself will probably be used to test many elements that will later be incorporated in NESARA.

As stewards, it falls to us to predict, through discussions among ourselves and reading the channeled advice from the Company of Heaven, how we should be tackling the situation of relieving the poverty in our society caused by the cabal’s attempts to corral all wealth. How do we go about it?

One of the projects that I’ll be setting up will be called the Vancouver Project and it’s aim is to lift single mothers, the sick, disabled, elderly and dying from poverty in the city of Vancouver. It’s designed to be a demonstration project. What we’ve chosen to do is take a manageable portion of the world’s unworkability (that of the city of Vancouver) and run a model project which others can discuss and improve on. I invite others to run similar model programs and test out new directions in gifting and ways to address ever-larger spheres of global unworkability.

A secondary aim of the Vancouver Project is to see if we can re-establish the social safety net that used to exist in the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s.

The social safety net was shredded when tax bases fell because the computer and robotization eliminated so many jobs. The strategy of so-called austerity was the second of the cabal’s one-two punches.  They stripped away employment, leaving the economy a labor buyer’s market, and then pointed to the shrinking tax base as a reason for cutting all programs that benefited people at large.

So it now falls to us to find a way back to the days when no one fell between the cracks, when there was a service to help everyone.  We’re re-creating the social safety net in what we do.

If cabalists call us “socialists” to try to spook people away from taking responsibility for the shape of their society, hopefully this time we’ll be able to see through that fear porn and manipulative ploy. The cabal does not want money to go into social-welfare programs but we do and their day is over.

Yes, we’re the managers of the Mother’s wealth, but, no, we’re not its owners. And, yes, we’re responsible for coming up with a wise and equitable program for disbursing it to the right people for the right purposes. That responsibility falls on the shoulders of the stewards of the Mother’s wealth.

ARCHANGEL MICHAEL via Mredith Murphy – Aligning with Higher Will – Living in Higher Consciousness – 6-5-15

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Hello Divine Beings of Love,

Welcome to this beautiful connection in light. We greet you knowing you are changing your lives in subtle, yet substantial ways.

As you allow yourself to look within your heart and feel and get in touch with the deepest reasons why you want what you want, you are aligning with your higher self and with higher will in ways that will powerfully shape your experience.

Upgrading your alignment with higher will taps you into expanded momentums of life. It allows you to flow more energy and higher frequency energy in ways that will allow you to experience more peace, more grounded centeredness and for your life to unfold with more grace.

When your aims…the things you want and wish for…are seen through the lens of consciousness that is higher consciousness, higher will, then you see opportunities. You see opportunities that linkup to these aims and the inspiration for what vehicle, how you might connect with and create your more ambitious wishes and desires come into your awareness.

What you notice in life, as you know, is created by your state of mind. As you are more clearly in touch with your deeper reasons and motivations for what you wish to create then you shift into higher consciousness and alignment with higher will. The drive of your energy at higher levels of consciousness and in ways where you as awareness are more informed and clear, will make the whole experience of manifesting your desires one that is very different.

What happens as you do this is initially you notice you feel more open. You discover ways to create what you want that are actually right in front of you. In fact they may have been there all along but now in alignment with higher levels of your own consciousness they look different to you. You notice them for starters. And often you see them differently. You’ll discover that you won’t judge how you might fulfill your dreams for your higher self is unconditional about the vehicle by which you manifest your experience.

You are realizing that what presents to you are vehicles for receiving abundance, for creating health and well-being, for harmonizing relationships, for connecting to new relationships and for expressing yourself and feeling fulfilled. The vehicles that show up now are visible to you because you are willing to receive and you will not be feeling judgmental toward them and having closed and limiting ideas about them because you are in alignment in a different way so your perspective is different.

When you shift in alignment with your deeper reasons for wishing for things you also open up to receive more because you align more fully with all that you are and with higher dimensional expressions of you, you naturally become more available to receive.

You’re not judging what you are seeing as opportunities. You are sensing what feels right. Your choosing amongst what presents and in fact we notice that many times those who open up to this path experience a feeling of awe. There is actually a feeling of kind of giddiness and marveling at how actually it feels now that it is easy to create, and live a life like they imagine and how odd it feels to realize that it used to seem so out of reach.

This is what happens when you actually really shift your perspective on things. You see things differently and you see things you didn’t see before. This is of course an indication of decisiveness and willingness and commitment.

When you are ready to make your life the way you wish for it to be you are really not dreaming any longer…you are actively creative. Not that dreaming isn’t the beginning of creating but you are in action. You are trying things out and looking for opportunities that are present in your life knowing you are going to manifest the experience that will get you into the life you are choosing to create.

This is a time of great awareness and great activity. We don’t mean great activity like lots of activity…we mean great activity like activity that has great outcomes and meaning in relationship to what you care about most.

This great activity which you do knowing you are moving into the new life you are choosing and that has purpose and meaning for you because you are connected to your deepest why.

You know what motivates you.

You have gone beyond the knee jerk responses, what might be superficial or even logical reasons why you might want something and you have gotten deeply in touch with your heart.

In knowing your deep, deep reasons why you want what you want, you have come into a merged state with the passionate current of your own aliveness.

This is a beautiful place to be. This is the place to be always. It’s a place, a state of consciousness, a state of mind in which you know why things matter to you.

This is the feeling of purpose that many of you seek.

This is the feeling of purpose that many of you look for.

The pathway to find it is to ask why you want what you want. Not to question what you want but to get in touch with why you want what you want which will tap you into the current of your passion which is the feeling of purpose that many of you think you need and you don’t have.

It’s there within you.

Yet again, it’s not perceived and experienced because of the way in which you’re focused.

When you do do this, when you truly know why what you want matters to you it also is no longer easy to ignore or dismiss your dreams or wishes. It’s not so easy to say, “Uhhh I can’t do that…” because there is deep knowing that this is vital to you. That what you want matters in far bigger ways than you may have been in touch with before.

Before getting in touch with this deep meaning it’s easier to let worry and discomfort derail you. But now when you feel anxiety, when you feel self-doubt or you feel the discomfort of moving into unfamiliar things, trying new things, going beyond where you’ve been…you remind yourself of this deep why.

You tap into it.

When you tap into your deeper why’s you facilitate more alignment with all that you are so you expand energetically. When you expand, worries and self-doubt diminish. They lessen in intensity and you have access to more strength and courage to move into the new life you wish to experience.

Riding the waves of newness with a deep why in your awareness is a powerful way to live.

This is living a purpose filled life.

You feel like a super hero because you’re doing something you know to be important and you know matters in a very deep way and you know matters to more than just you.

For you see we know this too: your deepest why and the pathway to getting that, when you explore it, it opened up to you the awareness of how your wants and wishes and aims relate to others because this is how it is.

What you want is connected to and will affect those you love and the world because we are all one. It could not be any other way.

When you get in touch with this bigger reason for what you want you are acting not on something you want but on something deeply meaningful to you and to others that you are able to make real because you are aware of it and you are in touch with why it matters.

This changes everything.

This give you access to strength and courage and openness and willingness and an attitude and state of mind that can change how you do this. Changing how you do this can change everything for you.

Your state of mind beloved ones can facilitate a new sense of self. Who do you know yourself to be living the way that we describe to you?

Who are you and how do you think of your identity when you are in touch with this passionate purpose within you?

What version of you would you be if you saw yourself as someone taking action and facilitating the creation of your life based on this deep knowing of what it means?

Do you see how this inherently upgrades your sense of self? Your identity?

We’ll let this sit a bit and we will talk more about how you then might choose ideas and beliefs that support and confirm this new upgraded identity. We will put that idea into your mind too right now because you are actually embracing a larger version of you in opening up to this new relationship to your desires.

Desires are a Trojan horse beloveds.

They usher in something that you will be amazed by and which is much bigger than you anticipated when you decided to become more harmonious and more friendly in relationship to what you want.

We are tremendously excited by all you are creating.

I am Archangel Michael.

http://www.expectwonderful.com

Found at: https://foreverunlimited.wordpress.com/2015/06/05/aligning-with-higher-will-living-in-higher-consciousness-message-from-archangel-michael-channeled-by-meredith-murphy/

Shannon Kaiser – 20 Truths about Life You Didn’t Learn in School – 4-28-15

Shannon Kaiser

If you were to visit yourself in 15 years and your life hadn’t changed, how would you feel? Probably not great. Part of growing older is gaining wisdom from your experience. Life brings many opportunities for growth, and turning to your future self can help you pull through dark times.

Part of life is learning as you go, but no one gives you an instruction manual. It’s not like school, where you have a study manual to read, then hopefully you pass the test. Life is much more layered and sticky than this. Our actual experiences are the study manual, and the more we dive into each moment, the more rewarding the lesson may be.

Even if someone gave you an instruction manual at a young age, it wouldn’t guarantee success. Part of being here, alive and in the flesh, is experiencing all of life’s struggles, triumphs, relationships, and glorious ups and downs.

Life is about learning. When it comes to your own life, do you feel like you are living it fully?

Part of being happy and healthy is following through on your heart’s desires, which means you recognize life lessons as they happen and courageously move forward unscathed.

Situations, setbacks, disease, divorce, breakups, fear and frustration can make you wonder, “What is it all for?” If you feel stuck, you aren’t alone. The majority of us fall into dark holes of feeling like we are going through life alone, and our problems are bigger than us.

But one thing you can count on is growth. If you aren’t changing, you aren’t growing, so change isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Every day requires a new opportunity for you to try again, and learn more.

I know from my own experience overcoming depression, drug addiction and eating disorders that life gets better when you keep going. Keep at it and believe in your future. You’re here for a reason, and you make an extraordinary difference just by being you.

If your future self has a message for you, it might look something like this:

1. Everyone is going through something. Compassion is a universal language.

2. As you age, your body will change unexpectedly. Just go with it.

3. Not everyone has to like you for you to be loved.

4. The best potential relationship of your life will be with yourself. The sooner you can become your own best friend, the easier your life will be.

5. You are more beautiful, smarter, and more capable than you give yourself credit for.

6. Your happiness will be in direct proportion to what you are willing to accept and let be.

7. Forgiveness may be one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do, but once you allow for it, you will feel unconditional freedom like you never imagined.

8. Everything is connected. What you’re going through right now is part of your bigger picture.

9. Love never ends. Your relationships may change form, but love is in your heart forever.

10. Your insecurities and fears are part of your life lessons. Overcoming them is part of the life process and mission.

11. You’re never off track or behind. It’s all in divine order.

12. Do what you love as often as you can. It is the fastest way to find your happy.

13. You don’t need a lot of money to do what you want. The sooner you can focus on results versus reasons it can’t happen, the more fulfilled you will be.

14. Putting yourself first isn’t selfish; it’s essential for your own well-being.

15. No amount of guilt will solve your problems. Anxiety won’t change the future. Be present — it’s all you have.

16. Everyone everywhere wants the same thing: love and acceptance.

17. Deferring your happiness to the future just keeps you unhappy indefinitely.

18. Investing in experiences is more rewarding than things.

19. You will learn the way on the way. Trust the process and be in the journey.

20. Your life is not off track, and you’ve made no mistakes. You are right where you need to be to get to where you want to go.

Source:“20 Truths About Life You Didn’t Learn In School”, by Shannon Kaiser, April 23, 2015 at http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-18429/20-truths-about-life-you-didnt…

Original link: 20 Truths About Life You Didn’t Learn In School

Christina – Why It Is Important to Spend Time Alone – 4-20-15

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By Christina, Learning Mind, April 18, 2015

Sometimes people need to spend time alone in order to recharge – these people are often named introverts. Others can’t stand spending time alone and need the presence of other people in order to determine their self-worth and feel comforted. Either way, it’s completely fine but taking time out every so often to truly spend time alone can benefit everybody, no matter where you lie on the introvert/extrovert spectrum.

Connecting with other people is a huge part of our existence and whether some of us like to admit it or not, we wouldn’t be very stable human beings if we didn’t have some regular human interaction. Similarly, time spent truly alone, away from other people can be extremely refreshing and can help you discover things about yourself that you may not have realized before. Choosing to spend a few days (or weeks) to be alone and distance yourself from those who usually surround you will give you time to reflect on the things that make you happy, and the things that don’t. It will allow you to reorganize your priorities without other people stepping in and swaying your thoughts.

Spending time alone will make you appreciate yourself and actually enjoy just being with yourself: there’s no shame in it. The more often you take time out to just be alone, the more you’ll learn to find comfort in yourself, rather than outside influences. This doesn’t mean you’re changing who you are or that your party going self will suddenly love curling up with a book on a Saturday night, but it will make you appreciate yourself more and the loneliness you may have previously felt at being alone will soon be replaced with feelings of comfort.

In the end, it’s a balancing act. No matter how much you may like or dislike being around other people, it may become necessary every now and then to take a step back and do the activities you enjoy, alone. Reading a book, watching a film or even taking a walk are all activities that will keep you entertained if you’re not the type to sit and ponder life for hours on end.

So my advice to you would be to just do it. Spend some time alone, see what you find out about yourself and remember that your relationship with yourself is the most important one you’ll ever have so cherish it.

http://cultureofawareness.com/2015/04/20/why-it-is-important-to-spend-time-alone/

Graham Dewyea – Today Is Your Day – What Will You Do with It? – 4-18-15

Graham DewyeaToday is a brand new day.

How’s it going? Are you enjoying the quality of your experience?

If not, change it.

You get to create it.

You are powerful, omnipotent.

You are the captain of your own ship.

What is it that you most wish to experience? Perhaps think of the qualities in others that you admire and enjoy. It could be the ability to smile or laugh easily and often, effervescent joy, a deep peace and calm within, generosity, presence and patience with others, commitment, great health and vitality…the list is endless.

You can experience all of that and more. While we are all wonderfully unique and diverse, we come from the same divine spark. It’s all available to us.

How you live and experience life is largely up to you.

Try a different approach today. Pretend you’re an actor stepping onto your life stage and do some things differently today.

What is it that you want to experience more of in life?

How about joy? Do you want more joy? Then embody joy. Model what it means to live in joy, whatever that means for you.

For the rest of today, I invite you to try on a different version of you.

Play with it. Have fun with it.

Laugh, smile, extend a helping hand. Give someone a hug. Receive a hug. Do something that you love to do. Go ahead, you deserve it. Whistle, play some nice music, hum a tune. Skip down the sidewalk. Extend a compliment. Sit in the sun. Take a bubble bath. Go for a walk in nature. Slow down and just be. Share your feelings. Hang out with a pet. Listen to someone. Give yourself permission to let go of worry. Make that apology. Tell someone you love them.

Take a risk and see what happens.

Then do it again tomorrow, and for the rest of the week.

Let go of expectations or attachments for how things may play out.

It may feel a little scary or awkward, but I bet you’ll experience some really nice moments and will start to notice some subtle shifts in your life. You’ll get a glimpse of what’s possible and available to you as a theme.

I have witnessed remarkable shifts in others who have made wonderful changes in their lives. They made the choice to live joyful, fulfilling, rewarding lives in accordance with their deepest dreams and desires. The results have been transformative!

Sure, life can be difficult at times, but you have the power to determine how you will respond to what life presents to you. It’s your choice.

Are you living your full life? Are you living your full potential? Are you tapped into the joy, fun, mystery and adventure of it? Are you contributing in a way that feels fulfilling and aligned with what you’re most passionate about?

Today is your day. What will you do with it?

Oh the places you’ll go.
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!

Dr. Seuss

http://goldenageofgaia.com/2015/04/18/today-is-your-day-what-will-you-do-with-it/

Lissa Rankin – FEEL RADICALLY ALIVE! – Without risking life and limb – 3-10-15

radically alive 03By Lissa Rankin MD, Guest Writer for Wake Up World, March 10, 2015

You feel it when you’re skiing down that mountain at lightning speed while listening to your favorite song on your iPod.

You feel it when you’re walking through the park with the object of your affection and every flower and tree is splashed with Technicolor, imprinting every detail of every moment with millions of pixels of data you’ll replay for weeks.

You feel it when you travel to exotic locales, far outside of your safe comfort zone and far into the realm of the sublime and surreal.

You feel it when you’re brave enough to open your heart, even in the face of serial heartbreak.

You feel it when you risk everything and don’t die.

When You Don’t Feel It

You may not feel it when you’re schlepping off to that cubicle… again.

You may miss it when you’re home on your comfortable sofa with your comfortable people living your comfortable, safe life.

You may crave it when you’re doing it missionary style for your regular Friday night date with the person you’ve been with for twenty years.

You may wish for it when you’re at the pool with the children you love who keep you from skiing down the mountain, strolling in the park with your crush, and traveling to exotic destinations.

What Is IT?

So what is this feeling, this addictive, seductive, thrilling experience?

It’s a sense of being radically present and momentously alive.

It’s that feeling of being so connected to All That Is that you forget, for just a moment, the illusion of separateness that typically plagues you.

There’s nothing like it. Once you’ve felt it, you want to feel that way all the time.

This is why people jump out of airplanes.  It’s why they get hooked on extreme sports. It’s why they have affairs.  It’s why they travel the world.

So they can feel that way all the time.

You Can Go Overboard

If you’re not careful, you can take it too far. You can be constantly seeking the next rush. You can fail to appreciate the quiet moments. You can fall into depression when you’re not risking everything.

This quest for feeling alive can drive you to ski down a mountain too steep for your skill level, to betray someone you love in search of the next hit, to try Ecstasy.

In trying to feel alive, you could die.

So Where’s The Balance?

If too much radical aliveness can harm you and too little can leave you feeling blah, what’s the solution?

Here’s the kicker.

Radical presence is a choice you can choose any time.

To feel alive in the moment is easy when you’re risking life, limb, the state of your heart, or your comfort zone.  If you haven’t practiced being in the everyday moment or radically noticing the mundane, getting out of your groove helps you remember what it feels like to be present.

But here’s a little secret to happiness I’ll clue you into.

When you cultivate the ability to feel radically alive, present, and connected anywhere, anytime, you triple your happiness. And that quadruples your health.

Radical Presence

Right now, for example, I am lying on my perfectly firm but still squishy Tempur-pedic mattress, and my Bichon Frisé pup Grendel is lying next to me. Grendel needs a haircut, so she’s bushy and fuzzy. My fingers get lost in her when I pet her, and she purrs like a kitten when I stroke the downy fuzz on her underbelly. (To read about how I lost my beloved Grendel not long after writing this post, click here.)

The window is open, and outside of it, it’s so unusually quiet today that I can hear the ocean waves. I can feel the breeze wafting in, kissing my ankles, which are a little chilly with no socks on.

I lit sage incense earlier and I can still smell it, mixed with the lavender oil I put on as perfume this morning. My milk oolong tea scent joins the party as I sip.

My heart feels full of the knowing that I am deeply loved and never separate.

It is an ordinary day and doesn’t leave me with that same rush I feel when I’m flying down the mountain on skis or falling in love. But all the same, it is extraordinary because I choose to let it be.

And then I forget… and I get lost in the past or start planning for the future, remembering or fantasizing, missing out on what is right here.

You Can Feel It Now

While it’s easier to tap into that feeling of radically alive presence when you’re out of your comfort zone, the reality is that you have the power to feel the same thing on your meditation pillow, on a hike through the woods, while tucking your children into bed at night, or while making love with the same person you’ve held in your arms for half your life.

You don’t have to seek that feeling of presence and connection anywhere outside yourself because it’s always yours to be had.

But go ahead. Ski. Stroll. Jump. Risk your heart. Fall in love. Leap.

It’ll wake you up and remind you of what you can choose to have every day, in every moment.

The Power Of Now

If you haven’t read Eckhardt Tolle’s masterpiece The Power Of Now, get thee to a bookstore. Or listen to this song my friend Dave Carroll (of United Breaks Guitars fame) wrote after being inspired by Tolle’s book.

Do You Feel Radically Alive?

Tell us what triggers these feelings in you?

Trying to be here now,

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Previous articles by Lissa Rankin MD:

About the author:

 The Vulnerability of Exposing Your Dark SideLissa Rankin MD is a mind-body medicine physician, founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute training program for physicians and healthcare providers, and the New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself. She is on a grass roots mission to heal healthcare, while empowering you to heal yourself.

Lissa blogs at LissaRankin.com and also created two online communities – HealHealthCareNow.com and OwningPink.com. She is also the author of two other books, a speaker, a professional artist, an amateur ski bum, and an avid hiker. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and daughter.

Connect with Lissa on Facebook and Twitter, or visit LissaRankin.com

 

http://cultureofawareness.com/2015/03/10/lissa-rankin-how-to-feel-radically-alive-without-risking-life-and-limb/

Steve Pavlina – Changing Your Culture – 2-27-15

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Written by Steve Pavlina, Guest for Waking Times, February 26, 2015

Found at  /  http://cultureofawareness.com/2015/02/27/steve-pavlina-changing-your-culture/

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If you were to design your own human culture, what would you include? What would you leave out?

Here are some basic design questions to consider, based on the three core principles of personal growth.

Truth

How would your culture relate to truth? Would you create a very honest, truth-based culture? Would your culture encourage the discovery and sharing of new truths? To what extent would people own, hide, or manipulate the truth?

Would you create a culture based on shared stories and/or mythology, even if the stories are made up?

Would you favor politeness over honesty in communication?

Note that there are trade-offs for each path you might take. If you favor a discovery-based culture, then you’ll need a very flexible culture and flexible rituals since your understanding of reality will keep changing as you make new discoveries. That could potentially make your culture more fragile and less cohesive.

If, on the other hand, you create a culture based on shared stories that seldom change, you might experience stronger group cohesion and greater stability through a shared identity, but your stories may begin to seem increasingly ludicrous as your culture matures and gains new knowledge.

Love

Which desires will your culture praise? Which will it demonize?

How will the people within your culture connect with each other? Will people be in monogamous relationships only? Will homosexuality be allowed? What about open relationships? Is sexual promiscuity okay? How will children be raised?

Will your culture allow drinking, gambling, drugs, junk food, non-consensual sex, torture, firearms, suicide, etc? Will you have a rule of law, and if so, what will your critical laws be, and how will they be enforced?

What restrictions, if any, will you place upon people’s freedom to do what they might desire to do?

How will your culture relate to other cultures? Will it try to peacefully coexist? To dominate other cultures? To assimilate other cultures?

Power

What relationship will your culture have with power?

Will your culture empower people as individuals to achieve their potential? What if an individual’s goals conflict with another individual’s goals… or with the general direction of your society? Is it more important to have empowered individuals or to build a powerful society?

What if another culture seeks to dominate or to eradicate your culture? How will your culture respond? Will you defend yourselves? Will you be passive and hope for the best? Will you ever take preemptive action against a likely aggressor? What kinds of weapons will you use, and how will you develop them?

Will you seek to elevate other cultures? To bring them down? To establish peaceful relations with them?

There are numerous possible answers to these questions, including the answers that earth’s cultures have already provided. Each answer has consequences, helping to determine how quickly a culture will evolve, how long it may survive, and how happy and healthy its members will be.

Understanding Your Culture

Why think about how you’d design your own culture? If you can get a clearer sense of the design decisions you’re inclined to make, you can compare your design decisions to the culture you now experience. This will give you a sense of where your culture may be out of alignment with your values.

You have the ability to define your relationship to the dominant pre-existing culture(s) in your life. Which parts will you accept? Which parts will you reject or modify? And why?

I really like some aspects of my surrounding culture. I like the sense of freedom that exists in Las Vegas, which is a very non-judgmental place to live. Some aspects of my lifestyle would attract punishment in other parts of the world, but in this city I have the freedom, and perhaps even the encouragement, to be myself and to continue exploring without substantial interference.

I also like the general sense of self-improvement that exists where I live. There’s a strong belief that through hard work and determination, we can change for the better.

Other aspects of my culture feel less aligned to me. I don’t feel inspired by many things that are popular within my culture, like working at a corporate job, going to church, following sports, obsessing over celebrities, or eating animal products.

The more I travel and the more I interact with people from other cultures, the more I see just how stressed out many Americans are. There is a lot of freedom here but also much tension with so many people having beliefs like “I’m not good enough,” “I need more,” and “I have to work harder.” People here put a lot of effort into things that don’t make them happy, and then they escape into addictions like watching tons of TV.

We have abundance but not enough appreciation. There’s an addictive quality to this more-More-MORE obsession. People here don’t realize that if they can’t appreciate a sip, they won’t appreciate a gulp either.

Influencing Your Culture

When you become an oddball within your culture, you can keep quiet and slink into the background, or you can speak up and share your observations and lessons. When you do the latter, you gain the ability to influence your culture to become more aligned with your path. Obviously not everyone will follow your lead, but some will find your ideas worthy of exploration and experimentation, and they’ll want to hear more and collaborate.

Surely there will be others within your culture who’ve gone down similar paths, and they’ll begin to influence cultural shifts as well as they speak up more and more. As these people begin to find each other and connect more deeply and more often, they may even contribute to a movement to help shift the larger culture. This can take many years to play out, but it’s exciting to behold.

If you feel that you’re all alone in your oddballness, that probably isn’t accurate. There are probably lots of others like you out there, but you haven’t found them yet. That’s likely because you’re invisible to them. If you’d like to connect with other like-minded oddballs, that becomes much more likely if you broadcast your desires and let the world know how you really think and feel. Sure, you’ll get some judgment for doing that, but so what? Own it anyway. Stand tall in being yourself. This will eventually attract the attention of others who think as you do.

The alternative is to hide. If you have to hide for safety reasons, that may be your best bet for now, but if there’s no physical danger in speaking your mind, then do so. You’ll be glad you did. In fact, you’ll wonder why you kept quiet for so long unnecessarily.

If your ideal culture seems far removed from your current culture, you could leave to find a culture that’s a closer match for you if you think one exists. Or you could stay put and strive to become a changemaker within your own culture, such as by gathering like-minded people together.

Question what your culture expects from you, and be willing to more powerfully inject your own values back into your culture, especially when you think your culture’s values are destructively misaligned.

Here’s a very simple example. I recently read that most people buy food for friends and family that’s less healthy than what they buy for themselves, especially during holidays. Most people also report that they feel obligated to eat unhealthy food when it’s offered to them by others.

And yet, most people would prefer to be offered healthier options by their friends and family. So why are we encouraging each other to eat unhealthy food, and saying yes to it when offered, even though most of us would prefer not to do this? Staying quiet only goes against the outcome that most people would prefer to see.

By staying quiet in such situations, you put your social conditioning, politeness, and brainwashing ahead of your health and the health of your friends and family.

Instead of blindly agreeing to follow cultural norms that have long-term negative consequences for everyone, you could always buy food for your friends and family that’s at least as healthy as what you buy for yourself, to decline unhealthy options offered by others, to encourage people to offer healthier options in the future and praise them when they do, and to publicly broadcast to your social networks that you prefer to offer and to be offered healthy options whenever food is provided.

By speaking up instead of hiding your preferences, you can help create ripples of positive change.

If you don’t fit in with your surrounding culture, perhaps the reason is that you’re there to help improve the culture. If you see some aspect of your culture that seems misguided to you, call it out as such, and suggest an alternative. You’ll often be surprised to discover that while you were keeping quiet, so were many other people in your life, and when you speak up, they feel free to elevate their standards as well.

Found at:

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Wes Annac – Staying Active helps us Stay Centered – 1-24-15

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 Written by Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

It’s very important to keep our fire lit right now, and the alternative could be the unrelenting sadness that vies for our attention. It doesn’t take much to inspire ourselves, and all we need to do is look around at our world’s current situation to be motivated enough to want to contribute.

There’s so much we can do, but we’re the only ones who can make ourselves do it all. If we’re motivated enough, we can accomplish a lot of revolutionary things in our short time on earth. Or, we can wallow in the pits of despair, depression or general laziness.

If we do, we’ll find in the end that we didn’t properly utilize our time here and we might wish we could go back and do it all again.

Those of us who’ve had trouble feeling uplifted can find our centeredness in the form of the work we do to bring humanity into the light. We’re here to raise social and spiritual awareness and subsequently raise the collective vibration, and our work can uplift us just as much as the people who find their way to it.

When the mind is an open receiver for the energy and inspiration of the heart, there’s no telling what we can do. We’re as infinite as we let ourselves be, and the extent to which we’re willing to open our minds and let the heart influence us will, in many cases, determine exactly what we get done.

It’s so easy to feel low or depressed, and for some of us, it almost seems like a preferable alternative at times. It isn’t, and as we’re learning, it actually traps us in an inactive condition that could cause us not to do anything significant to advance humanity’s evolution.

Some of us can have a hard time reaching an uplifted space, but motivating ourselves to contribute to our conscious revolution in whatever way we enjoy might be the cure for the downtrodden feelings that try to influence us.

Staying active in the name of humanity’s advancement might help us deal with the times when we don’t feel very great or uplifted, and needless to say, our work will help others who go through their own difficulties and sometimes look for a way not to escape them, but to ease them; to make them a little better.

We can not only uplift ourselves, but every socially or spiritually aware person who struggles with negativity. It always helps to remember that we aren’t really meant to ignore, deny or hide from negativity, but to face it and the things that feed it head-on so we can eventually transcend its overbearing influence.

The creative among us usually use their creativity to help confront and ease their negativity, because they know that creatively embracing it is one of the best ways to transcend it. A writer, for example, could write about the things they’re going through that are causing them to sink into despair, and a musician could write a beautifully sad song.

Both of these creative routes are great ways to confront our negativity, and the worst things we can do are ignore it or directly feed it, with full knowledge of what we’re doing. I’ve tried both routes, and I can say that they don’t help nearly as much as directly or creatively embracing our negativity, airing it out, and transcending it (at least for the time being).

Life on earth seems to entail a rehashing of the same negativity we’d thought we worked our way through. If the same negative situations or circumstances pop up that we’d assumed we were done with, we can monitor our reactions to them to determine if we really got past them or if we only temporarily transcended them.

A little time can make a big difference, and we can move on from a negative issue that plagued us only to find that it still affects us just as heavily a few weeks (or even months) later. It’s a difficult dance to do, and it requires us to take a serious look at ourselves to determine if we’ve really gotten over issues we assumed we did or if we’re still in the same hindered frame of mind.

If we find that we are, all we can do is try to move forward. We don’t gain anything by feeling bad about our perceived lack of progress, and the best thing we can do is accept the circumstances and do our best to work with them. It isn’t always easy, but it seems to be the most helpful way to go.

One of the biggest lessons I’m learning right now is of the importance of keeping the mind open and staying in the heart as much as we can. It sounds like a cliché ‘spiritual blogger’ recommendation, but it’s helped me a lot, and hopefully, it’ll help you too.

We’re all different and what works for one might not work for another, but I’m starting to see how helpful emptying the mind and letting the heart use it as an instrument for its expression can be. We’re left with no conflicts or desires when the mind’s an empty vessel for the heart, which is a very helpful state of mind to reach.

To be free of conflict and desire is a goal most of us strive to attain, but the mind’s self-created negativity will surface every now and then and make it difficult. This is why staying in our heart is so important, and the love and spirit really seem to flow when we don’t endlessly stress over issues we’ll find aren’t so important in the big picture.

We’re learning to use love and spirit to empower ourselves enough that we don’t give in to our own negativity, which we’re meant to confront and transcend, but we’ll have issues every now and then despite how hard we try. When we do, we’ll benefit from getting out of our own heads and letting our love flow without issues or complications, but it takes some discipline.

We’ll eventually reach our destination, and for now, we’ll have to keep fighting the good fight and striving to embody love while refusing to give into the mind’s constant desire for attention or stimulation. We can handle every problem we face from a centered perspective if we stay in the heart, so let’s continue to do so in the face of every attempt to keep us from being the active, vibrant, alive spiritual beings we’re here to be.

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Hanna Bier – How to Change Your Life – 1-21-15

 

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Written by Hanna Bier, The Master Shift, January 20, 2015

Nature doesn’t hurry, yet everything is accomplished. – Lao Tzu

My favorite way to make something happen in my life is to just sit and wait for it to come to me.

I exclaim what I want and I get really, really clear about it.

Crystal clear.  And then I let it go.
That’s all I do.
And so far, it has worked out great!
Some of my dreams are still in the processing stage, but, generally- I am getting there!

What might sound like a very crazy concept in a world that is driven by action, engagement and self-imposed slavery, has been one of the smartest things I ever discovered.

As soon as I realized that nature moves in cycles and according to very specific rules, all I did was just observe and move WITH the flow instead of against it.

In the case of manifesting the cycle goes a little as such
DESIRE- CLARITY- LETTING GO- DREAM COMES TRUE

Starting to notice the patterns of nature, I have also been able to balance out my hormonal system, find a suitable work rhythm and plan my months and years in accordance with the moon.

But there is this one pitfall, this one thing so many people do, that prevents them from living the life of their dreams!

 

The biggest mistake people make when trying to manifest their desires, is to resist the change of a dream coming true!

One of the ways in which nature moves is that everything changes all the time which means that, while manifesting something, you might envision it being a blast and easy and joyful, BUT, when the dream actually comes and wants to unfold in your life, you get scared!

Because change always feels a little shaky!
And fear weirds us out!

The important thing to notice here is that everything happens just as it was supposed to.

You asked for it and now you’re getting it.
So allow it into your life!
Invite it in!

Notice that change happens and that this is what you asked for!
You wouldn’t want to stand in the way of your dream coming true, would you?

 

So remember:
As soon as you ask something to work with you, for you and through you, You need to LET it.

This applies to any natural cycle.
We can’t make use of its momentum if we resist the flow.
And learning to just go with it is crucial if you want to live up to your full potential in any area of your life!
The only reason why I am making my dreams come true, one after the other, is because I use the tailwind of the Universe paving the way for my success!

So how about you?
Do you have goals and ambitions? BIG dreams?
Are you ready to invite new and more fascinating people, work opportunities and experiences into your life?
You will be able to do this with no effort whatsoever if you understand the following:
Change is not an action, it is not a verb.

I found that change is the natural flow of the universe. Suffering is caused when we resist change.

In order to receive the fullness that is waiting for us, we need to open our eyes to where we resist the natural flow of life.

Resistance sucks strength right out of our bones.
Try and resist less to the change of the seasons of life and you’ll have more power to dedicate yourself to living life to the fullest.

This is why I don’t believe that people can or should or must “change”.

They inherently do, if they allow themselves to open up to it.
So whenever you feel like there’s change about to happen, how can you surrender to it more fully?

How can you dive into it as opposed to question its existence?
Use your strength to tear down walls and to crush obstacles and your life will flow all by itself.

One thing I have learned about dealing with the waves of change is that if we resist them now, they will return to us later and they will be a lot stronger then.

Change happens, we only need to get clear, if we are willing to ride it or let it drown us.

This is the key to receiving everything that you wish for.

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I am Hanna, I am a life coach over at www.FreeSpirited.co .  I coach go-getters with ridiculous dreams and monumental goals achieve all that and even more.  It is my job to bring out the very best in you and to help you slaughter your very worst.  Are you ready to rise up to your full potential?

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Lady Nada via Julie Miller – Uncertainty as Wondrous Adventure – 1-1-15

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Received by Julie Miller   –   January 1, 2015

Fear of the unknown including the future as near as tomorrow can inhibit you from achieving great things and can help you cling onto the things that are causing hurt, discomfort and dis-ease. Some of these things that cause you anxiety could be the clutter you surround yourself with, do you keep it just because of the comfort it gives you, even though it is taking up a lot of valuable space and possibly money? Or your discomfort and dis-ease could be from working at a job you do not like out of fear of failing in the area of work you would prefer? Each person has their own set of discomforts and fears and each person in their own time will learn to work through them and rise above stronger and more confident that before.

Uncertainty affects each person differently, from different things. Travelling to a new country for the first time offers new and exciting possibilities and life-changing experiences, but when you leave one country for another, you are also leaving behind what you know for something you don’t. But after years of living in the new country, can you say you’ve adapted and grown?

Can you be at peace while forging forward in uncertain and unknown adventures? Of course you can, but you need to get a handle on your fear and of the attachment you carry of the future and begin living in the present moment. In truth there is nothing fundamentally frightening about the future, even if that future is tomorrow, the next day, next week, next month or next year. Just because you do not know every detail of every moment of your life before it happens doesn’t mean some areas of your life will be disastrous. Even if things are going rough now, doesn’t mean that your future will be. There are many; endless actually of possibilities of what will unfold for you in all of your tomorrows. Be present in the here and now.

If you think about harm coming your way through some unfortunate accident, isn’t the same odds of being hurt today about as equal of being hurt tomorrow? Your odds of greeting anything that is considered challenging and difficult is the same today as it will be tomorrow, or even next week or next month. Just as you roll the dice in a game, you don’t know what you are going to get until they both land facing their numbers up.

It is easy to understand that your imagined pain or discomfort of the unknown is not really physical, it comes from the pain and discomfort change can sometimes bring and when changes happen, sometimes you must let something go and if you are emotionally attached, what you let go could be painful. The little cocoon you have built for yourself that keeps you safely snuggled within the perimeters of your comfort zone in the routines and possessions you keep prevent you from trying new things and make new directions frightening as they remove you from what is known and comfortable. Finding comfort in uncertainty is being at peace while learning the world around you, discovering it is more than the comforts you surround yourself with. Yes you might fail, and in some areas you might not measure up, but there will places where you will succeed, where you will excel and do well. You don’t know unless you try.

Too often Beautiful Bright Hearts, you grasp with burdensome emotions, clinging to what is known and certain…to how things ought to be and the moment that certainty is rocked, the pain of change begins to makes its presence known. It is important dear ones that bringing in change isn’t really an issue, it’s the fight you give to the change, and your resistance to allow the new change a chance.

You can become skilled at facing uncertainty when dealing with new things and with change. Change can become comfortable if you allow it. By embracing the new changes with an open heart, you can discover inside the changes there is joy to be found as well as new adventures, new areas to explore, and more learning of yourself and how capable you are at seeking change that will benefit your life. Knowing you will be fine while facing uncertainty will help eliminate your fear of not knowing what comes next.

New things and new directions can at first appear frightening mostly because you fear failure. But the more you practice and try what is new, the more confidence you will gain and what is new and changing will not be as painful. If you make a mistake, then that Beautiful Bright Hearts is your opportunity to learn why and take the necessary steps to try again differently that will bring success. Mistakes helps you correct and learn. Be grateful for the mistakes you have overcome. It is because of the mistakes you have made, that you have been able to grow and become who you are today and there is much more growing yet for you to do.

Even though change can be scary, you can also recognize the wonder and amazement change also brings. Of course allowing changes in means you are leaving your comfort zone or expanded its boundaries, or you might be letting something go that was holding you back, you are also bringing in something that is new, bring and amazing to take its place. And from this new that is coming into your life, you are giving yourself the opportunity and potential to explore something that is fresh to your eyes, and to learn and meet new people and through any new experience you offer yourself the opportunity to be reborn into this new way of living and being. Instead of looking at the uncertainty that is shrouded in fear that change brings, see change as a wondrous adventure—as new doors have opened because of choices you made that will help you grow and develop in unimaginable ways.

By going beyond your comfort zone, ask yourself Beautiful Bright Hearts, “What is the worst possible outcome?” Do you fear losing some or all of your possessions? Do you worry how you will cope? Ask yourself similar questions as these and be honest with your answers. And you will discover that you will learn how to cope in areas that are strange and uncertain. If you lose some of your possessions during a move or robbery, keep in mind that they are things. Even if those things are old and irreplaceable, they are things…you are here, alive, living and breathing. Each breath you take and every pulse that you feel is your indication of being here in the now and present. You will find your way around what is new, you will grow confident in areas that are strange and you will grow exponentially as a result. Believe in yourself, trust that you will be fine and embrace the unknown with gratitude of the learning you will gain of yourself and of the world around you.

Beautiful Bright Hearts, by becoming aware of when you start clinging to things and situations, you give yourself an advantage of recognizing what brings on feelings of pain and fear. By becoming the witness you become more aware of what is actually happening. When you are able to see where your clinging begins, you can then see how the pain unfolds from it. When you cling to things it is essential to see the bad side of clinging to materialistic things, situations and to people. When you see the negative side of your own behaviour then you may be inclined to do something about it for the better.

We encourage you to not fear the unknown but to experience the joy that flows within all areas of life, including the unknown and uncertain. You can re-frame your mental imagery of the frightening mental picture of what you once thought new looked like to seeing something that is peaceful and joyful. When you don’t know something, even if it’s a new direction or a new day, what you have given yourself is the gift of freedom to learn all limitless possibilities of what is not known…to carve a path that is new and bright with hope towards a new way of living and being. Why carry fear into the unknown when you can bring joy?

When you know you are about to cross the boundary of your comfort zone and enter a new area, learn to flow with what is new and different. Don’t freeze and become stuck. Flow like the water of life that courses through your body and veins. When you embrace change, your confidence rises and your ability to cope and survive greatly improves. When you let go of the fear, you no longer resist learning new things and your ability to retain is that much better.

You may not know what will happen tomorrow, you may not know what will come your way next, but what you do know is that you will be okay because you will flow with whatever changes that may come with enthusiasm and gratitude. The more flexible you become with the many changes life tends to bring Beautiful Bright Hearts, then the more peace and joy you will experience.

You will be greeted with more unexpected challenges, but you don’t have to face them with fear for the uncertain outcome they bring, you can face them with balance and peace; as well as with the joy of knowing all will be fine. All will be as it is meant to. And the process of working through the new and uncertain will provide something beautiful in you to learn and to become more of… your pure, and authentic self.

And so it is…

I AM Ascended Master, Lady Nada…

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… through Julie Miller

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